Sale 167 Lot 138
Medicina Gymnastica; or, A Treatise Concerning the Power of Exercise, with Respect to the Animal Oeconomy; And the Great Necessity of it, in the Cure of Several Distempers. London: Printed by John Matthews for Robert Knaplock, 1705.
8vo, contemporary vellum over marbled boards, housed in custom chemise and slipcase. Second edition of "the first English book on the power of exercise in treating disease." (Garrison & Morton 1986) Hinges cracked; some loss to spine with portion starting to detach at bottom; light dampstain to first few pages, but otherwise interior is in the very good condition. Together with the sixth edition of the same (1728), also in custom chemise and slipcase, bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf and gilt-lettered spine. (2)
Estimate $ 200-400
Property from the Collection of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois