Via Recta ad Vitam Longam: Or, a plaine Philosophicall demonstration of the Nature, faculties, and effects of all such things as by way of nourishments make for the preservation of health...; also of the true use and effects of sleepe, exercise, excretion

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London: Felix Kyngston, 1628. (12), 226 pages + 24 page annex of a Treatise of Famous Baths of Bathe (by the same author). Short square 8vo, beautifully rebound in full brown morocco; gilt-decorated borders and spine with red leather labels and raised bands (title repaired at edges; some contemporary ink underlining throughout; some pages are quite toned and with scattered foxing). London: Felix Kyngston for Richard Moore, 1628. Third edition, the first with the 24 page annex. A very good(-) copy in a fine binding. Venner (1577-1660) was a doctor with a practice in Peterton, Bridgewater and Bath. His writings did much to popularize the therapeutic waters of Bath. Wing V195; Krvatsy/NLM 12268; Osler 4163; Manchester Med. 2491; Waller 9865; Simon-Vinaria, 187; Bitting 476; Waring 709,781; Not in Arents. Third. very good.


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