New Haven: Nathan Whiting, 1816. Hardcover. A later edition of Every Man His Own Doctor (previously printed as "Domestic Medicine,") but the first to include the lengthy appendix on horse and livestock care with advice on buying horses. Part of the appendix is also consists of a family directory including recipes for food and household products. Full brown leather boards with black and gilt title label pasted down to spine. Chipping to leather along head of spine and corners. Cracking to leather along spine. Minor rubbing and wear to covers and edges of boards. Bookplate of Susan Benedict Spencer to front pastedown. Spencer graduated from the New York University College of Medicine in 1941. There is also an older penned ownership signature of William H. Pratt to front free endpaper and rear free endpaper. In similar antiquated pen on the second free endpaper is a note stating "Granby, Connecticut. price $4." He notes on the rear free endpaper that the book was purchased in 1819. Pratt is recorded as having been a Revolutionary War pensioner, buried in the Pratt Cemetery in Granby, CT in 1850 at age 99 and 3 months. Pencil markings to front endpapers. Occasional spots of soiling and dampstaining. Minor uniform browning to pages. 464 plus appendix of 144 pages. MED/030719. Very Good.
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Boston: S.N. Dickinson and Co., 1845. Hardcover. Early edition, possible first. Calvin Cutter (1807 - 1872) was a doctor and abolishionist who treated many patients on the battlefield during the Civil War. He also traveled around the country promoting this book and new medical findings. He is known for his dispute with the Baptist Church in his New Hampshire town for murdering his wife. He loaned money to the church in order to build a second church, but then was never paid back and both he and his wife were excommunicated for suppossedly "lying" about the money due to them in church. She died at the young age of 33 because, according to him, her spirit had been broken by the church. Bound in full brown leather boards with black and gilt title label to spine. Both hinges are cracked and front board is nearly detached. Chipping to head of spine and wear to corners and edges of boards. A few minor pulls to leather on front board. Spots of foxing and small splotches of soiling throughout. Previous owner pencil markings to front endpapers. 262 pages. MED/030519. Very Good.
New York: Prometheus Books, 2018. Hardcover. First Edition. "This probing book examines the implications of our reliance on China regarding the quality and availability of vital medicinees and ingredients" (jacket). White paper covered boards with red title to spine. Clean and bright. In white dust jacket with red title to spine and front panels. 302 pages. MED/031819. Fine / Fine.
New York: Prometheus Books, 2018. Paperback. UNCORRECTED ADVANCE READING COPY. "This probing book examines the implications of our reliance on China regarding the quality and availability of vital medicinees and ingredients" (jacket). White paper wrappers with black title to spine. Clean and bright. 294 pages. MED/031819. Fine.
Baltimore: John D. Lucas Company, (1942). Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE EDITOR. 12mo. Blue leatherette covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Ex libris with call number to foot of spine and to front board and stamp to front free end page. Remnants of book plate to front paste down. This book belonged to renouned biologist Eduard Uhlenhuth with an inscription to him from the editor on the front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 253 pages. MED/031319. Very Good.
Hartford, CT: A.D. Worthington and Company, 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. Mary A. Livermore (1820 - 1905) was an American abolitionist, journalist, author, Civil War nurse, and supporter of women's rights. She was asked to write a book about her experiences with hospitals and the Sanitary Commission right after the Civil War ended, but declined to do so as "a horror of the war still enwrapped the country" (page 7). It was over 20 years later before she decided to write this book. It includes ten full page steel engravings and one color plate of Confederate flags, all with tissue guards. Bound in the original dark red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Minor wear to corners and spine ends including a few short tears to book cloth on spine ends and minor fraying. A few small spots of white paint to front cover, small scuff to cloth on rear cover, and minor rubbing to spine gilt. Clean interior. Binding remains secure; however, there are a few minor spilts. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown and his ownership signature in pen to top margin of title page. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Clean and bright. 700 pages. CIV/022019. Very Good.