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DAVIS, J[oseph] B[arnard]. A popular manual of the art of preserving health; embracing the subjects of diet, air, exercise, gymnastics, general and physical education, occupations, bathing, clothing, ventilation, etc. etc.

London. Whittaker and Co., 1836. First edition.
8vo. xiii, [1], 504pp. Original publisher's dark green cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, slight shipping to lettering-piece. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'To Mr. Hy. Frieman, / with the Author's kind regards / and best wishes, / Jan. 13, 1837'.
The first edition of a comprehensive and accessible manual by physician Joseph Barnard Davis (1801-1881), treating on all aspects of physical fitness and those activities common to most nineteenth-century health regimens - air, diet, exercise, and bathing.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 20905