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Arbuthnot, John; Pierre Boyer de Prébandier, trans. Essai des effets de l'air, sur le corps-humain. Paris: Jacques Barois, fils, 1742. 8vo (horizontal chain lines; 17 cm, 6.75"). xxiv, 320 pp. $400.00
Medical climatology and the causes of diseases are at the heart of Arbuthnot's work offered here in the second printing of Pierre Boyer de Prébandier's French translation. Arbuthnot (1667–1735), a Scottish medical doctor, political satirist, and friend and collaborator with Swift on several publications, was rather successful in all he turned his hand to.
Boyer de Prébandier's translation is of An Essay Concerning the Effects of Air on Human Bodies, first published in London in 1733.
Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
Of special note, at least as far as this cataloguer (DMS) is concerned, are the references on pp. 108–12 to => chocolate, coffee, and tea.
Wellcome Catalogue, II, 52. Contemporary polished tan calf, round spine, raised bands, gilt spine extra; plain sides, marbled endpapers, all edges red, blue silk ribbon placemarker. Both joints (outside) open along top compartment; binding solid, however, with volume internally clean. A nice copy. (39841) Please RESHELVE This.
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