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JOHNSON, James. The economy of health, or, the stream of human life from the cradle to the grave: with reflections moral, physical, and philosophical on the septennial phases of human existence.

London. S. Highley, 1836. First edition.
8vo. viii, 220pp. With an engraved plate. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate to FEP of Guy Haswell Furness, recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to verso of FFEP, occasional light spotting.
The first edition of physician James Johnson's (1777-1845) treatise on the preservation of health, a work which uniquely blends Western medical practice with ancient Greek and Indian conceptions of a how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

COPAC records copies at six locations (Aberdeen, BL, Guildhall, National Maritime Museum, Newcastle, Wellcome).
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 16517