1732. Item #79418
ARBUTHNOT, John. AN ESSAY CONCERNING THE NATURE OF ALIMENTS, AND THE CHOICE OF THEM, ACCORDING TO THE DIFFERENT CONSTITUTIONS OF HUMAN BODIES. IN WHICH THE DIFFERENT EFFECTS, ADVANTAGES, AND DISADVANTAGES OF ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE DIETS, ARE EXPLAIN'D...TO WHICH ARE ADDED, PRACTICAL RULES OF DIET IN THE VARIOUS CONSTITUTIONS AND DISEASES OF HUMAN BODIES. London: J. Tonson, 1732. Second edition; Two volumes in one. [xxii] + 430 pp. Complete 8vo., full calf with raised bands, original spine label missing. Front board detached. Spine and a few corners chipped. Rear board's joint cracked. Lacks 1 preliminary blank. Title page has closed 3 inch tear. Block sound, clean and bright, tight. Errata slip tipped in at end of last page. Needs rebacking.