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ARBUTHNOT, John (1667--1735)
An essay concerning the nature of aliments, and the choice of them, according to the different constitutions of human bodies. In which the different effects, advantages and disadvantages of animal and vegetable diet are explain'd. By John Arbuthnot, M.D. ...
London: printed for J. Tonson, 1731.
xxxii, 232 p. ; 20.0 cm. (8º)

First edition. A second volume, continuing the pagination and register, was published in 1732 with the second edition, with a special title-page reading: Practical rules of diet in the various constitutions and diseases of human bodies. Arbuthnot, respected as a progressive, modern physician, was also at home in the literary circle of Swift and Pope and the dedicatee of one of Pope's satires. ESTC t133412.

Copy Notes Marks of emphasis in pencil throughout. Annotation in ink by a previous owner on p. 44.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, blind-tooled and gilt double-ruled borders, gilt double-ruled spine, brown leather spine-label.

Reference Number 4530


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