Philadelphia: A. Comfort, 1843. xv,514pp. plus medicinal advertisement leaf. Original speckled calf, gilt morocco label. Spine rubbed. Lightly worn at hinges, edges, and corners. Early ink ownerhip inscription and ornaments on front two free endpapers. Later genealogical ink notes about original owner by descendant. Newspaper clipping laid in. Light scattered foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM34848
A comprehensive practical guide to Thomsonian botanic medicine, published the year of Samuel Thomson's death. Comfort's well- organized work provides an in-depth understanding of one of the 19th century's most important alternative medical movements. This particular volume's use as a domestic resource is corroborated by a newspaper clipping laid in to the corresponding section on "Hydrophobia." CORDASCO 400259.