Book ID: 23714

Domestic Medicine; or, the Family Physician

Buchan, William

Edinburgh: Balfour, Auld, and Smellie, 1769. Hardcover. Fair.


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Binding Type: HardcoverBook Condition: FairCatalogue:

Hardcover. Original leather-covered boards and spine with raised bands. xv + 624 pp. Book title and author written in ink on front free endpaper verso; a pervious owner’s name, dated 1784, stroked out on rear pastedown. Needs rebinding; boards detached; spine rubbed & chipped; endpapers & title-page a bit soiled and tanned; some margins “lovingly” thumbed, others foxed; but text block is firm & tight, and text itself is clean & bright. First edition of the classic of home medicine which attempts “To render the Medical Art more generally useful, by shewing people what is in their own power both with respect to the Prevention and Cure of Diseases. Chiefly calculated to recommend a proper attention to Regimen and Simple Medicines”.

Book ID 23714
Publisher Balfour, Auld, and Smellie
Publisher Place Edinburgh
Publisher Year 1769
Size 8vo
Language English