1725. Item #84583
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 DR. MEAD. PART I. CONTAINING ALL THE GREEK WRITERS. (Volume I only). London: J. Walthoe, 1725. First edition. (iv) 312 pp. 8vo., full leather, nicely rebacked, bookplate on pastedown. Text in English, with passages in Greek and Latin. 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). Pleasing copy.