1725. Item #79094
FREIND, J. THE HISTORY OF PHYSICK; FROM THE TIME OF GALEN, TO THE BEGINNING OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. Chiefly with regard to practice. In a discourse written to Doctor Mead. PART I. Containing all the Greek writers. London: J. Walthoe, 1725. Volume 1 (of 2) only. First edition. Text mostly in English, with some passages in Greek and Latin. (iv) 312 pp. Octavo. Scuffed and worn, full (old) calf binding: top board detached, with loss at crown and a bit on boards. Text complete and clean, and the bookblock sound. Written while Mead was imprisoned in the Tower of London on charges of treason; "Mead refused to treat [Prime Minister] Walpole until Freind was released, and this was speedily arranged!" (Garrison and Morton 6378). As is.