ARBUTHNOT (Jean). Essay on the nature and... - Lot 6 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

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ARBUTHNOT (Jean). Essay on the nature and... - Lot 6 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
ARBUTHNOT (Jean). Essay on the nature and choice of food, according to the different constitutions. Paris, Guillaume Cavelier, 1741. 2 parts in one vol. in-12, marbled calf, spine decorated, red title, red edges (Binding of the time).
xxiv and 330 pp. (3) ff. table.

First French edition of this famous treatise on dietetics (the second part is entitled Practical Rules on Diet), translated by Boyer de Prébandier. The first edition had appeared in London in two parts in 1731 and 1732.
A man of letters, the Scotsman Jean Arbuthnot (ca. 1667-1735) was a friend of Swift, Bolingbroke and Pope. He was the extraordinary physician of Anne of Great Britain, queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Discreet restorations.
Vicar, 36 (London, 1735). - Bitting, 15.
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