Title:The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness : or, A Discourse of Temperance...
Publisher: London Printed by H.C. for R. Baldwin 1691
Seller ID: 35244
[title continues] ...and the particular nature of all things requisite for the life of man as all sorts of meats, drinks, air, exercise &c., with special directions how to use each of them to the best advantage of the body and mind. Shewing from the true ground of nature whence most diseases proceed and how to prevent them. To which is added a treatise of most sorts of English herbs with several other remarkable and most useful observations, very necessary for families. The whole treatise displaying the most hidden secrets of Philosophy, and made easie and familiar to the meanest capacities, by various examples and demonstrances. The like never before published. Communicated to the world for the General Good by Thomas Tryon, Student in Physick. The Second Edition, with amendments. 8vo. [xiv], 500pp. BOUND WITH: 'A Dialogue Between an East-Indian Brackmanny, or Heathen-Philosopher and a French-Gentleman, concerning the present affairs in Europe' (18pp, printed for D. Newman and R. Baldwin: London, 1691). Contemporary full calf, raised bands (but no lettering or label) on spine; the joints rubbed with some cracking near head and tail, some loss of leather at the head and (less so) tail. The free endpapers and the first few leaves with slight creasing at the corners, rear paste-down with childish pencilled scribbling. A good clean copy. Owner's name (contemporary?) on front endpaper. Loosely inserted manuscript note dated 13/8/55 [1855?] reads 'With love from Aunt Alice. This book will amuse you'. ***First published 1683. Tryon (1634-1703) was a Christian ascetic who was influenced by Hinduism and Pythagorean ideas and published numerous works on a wide range of subjects, including education, health, nutrition, abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, the treatment of slaves. This was an influential work on vegetarianism.
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