1734. Item #80989
CHEYNE, George. THE ENGLISH MALADY: OR, A TREATISE OF NERVOUS DISEASES OF ALL KINDS; AS SPLEEN, VAPOURS, LOWNESS OF SPIRITS, HYPOCHONDRIACAL, AND HYSTERICAL DISTEMPERS, &C. IN THREE PARTS. PART I. OF THE NATURE AND CAUSE OF NERVOUS DISTEMPERS. PART II. OF THE CURE OF NERVOUS DISTEMPERS. PART III. VARIETY OF CASES THAT ILLUSTRATE AND CONFIRM THE METHOD OF CURE. WITH THE AUTHOR'S OWN CASE AT LARGE. London: Printed for G. Strahan ... and J. Leake, at Bath, 1734.  + xvii - xxxii +  + i-xvi + 370 pp. + 6 pp. publisher's catalogue. 8vo., mottled calf with raised bands, gilt spine and cover rules, gilt spine label. Front board detached. Ink ownership of Ebenezer Storer/1761 in fine contemporary hand on front flyleaf and title page. Ex-library with neat spine label, handwritten, bookplate and pale inkstamp on reverse of title page. Occasional foxing. Complete. Cheyne's MALADY incorporates case studies and the author's own experiences, from temperate youth to over indulgences at table and tavern, to his embrace of a vegetable based diet and general reform of his body and mind. Hypochondria became known as "Cheyne's disease" (GM 4840).