1819. Item #86993
STEEL, John H. AN ANALYSIS OF THE MINERAL WATERS OF SARATOGA AND BALLSTON, WITH PRACTICAL REMARKS ON THEIR USE IN VARIOUS DISEASES. Containing observations on the geology and mineralogy of the surrounding country, with a geological map. Albany: Published by D. Steele; Packard & Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1819. Second edition, enlarged and improved. A hand-colored folding geographical and geological map of Saratoga County is bound at the front of the volume, and a folding chart comparing the components of various mineral waters in both Europe and America is bound at the end. 118 pp. 18mo., in a soiled and rubbed contemporary binding: dun paper boards with a black morocco back, gilt title to spine. Ex-library, with a bookplate at front pastedown, a few ink stamps within, and remnants of a shelf label on spine. Some light foxing scattered throughout. Early ink ownership on title-page and a few instances of bracketing text in margins. Pinned to the ffep. is a chart listing various Saratoga Springs waters, the ingredients of their waters, and ordering instructions. Very good. (Sabin 91098, Shaw & Shoemaker 49503).