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CHEYNE, Geo. AN ESSAY ON REGIMEN. TOGETHER WITH FIVE DISCOURSES, MEDICAL, MORAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL: SERVING TO ILLUSTRATE THE PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF PHILOSOPHICAL MEDICIN, AND POINT OUT SOME OF ITS MORAL CONSEQUENCES. London: Printed for C. Rivington...and J. Leake, 1740. First edition. xvi + iv +  + lxviii +  + 344 pp/A2, b8, c3, B8 - F2; B8 - E2, , E3-8, F8 - G5, , G6-8, I3, , I4-8 - N8, , O8 - Z4. 8vo., calf with gilt spine with raised bands, gilt double rule to boards. Front board and flyleaf detached with 3/4 inch dark stain. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Occasional light soil, else a very good, crisp copy. Dietary regimen (vegetarianism advised); Philosophical Conjectures about the Nature and Qualities of the Original Animal Body and of its Progressive state in its several Stages of Existence; Preference of Vegetable Food; A Philosophical Theory founded on Experiments of the Nature and Laws of Minute Inanimate Bodies, and their Systems, in general; Philosophical Conjectures on Spiritual Nature, and the Human Spirit in Particular; Philosophical Conjectures on Natural Analogy, Its Laws, and Some of its Consequences; abstract of discourses. Errata at end of text on p. 316. With its emphasis on medicine as "an integral part of philosophy" (HH 763) Cheyne relates his philosophy, religion, morals to the practice of medicine.