The Art of Preserving Health: A Poem.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1744
Description: , 134pp. Large square 8vo, rebound in plain grey boards with worn leather spine label. London: A. Millar, 1744. First edition. 2 bookplates on recto of title page, else a very clean wide-margined copy. Very good (+).
Comments: "In the class of poetry to which it belongs, the Art of Preserving Health holds a distinguished place. No writer of the eighteenth century had so masterful a grasp of blank verse as is shown in parts of this poem. The powerful passage descriptive of the plague (book iii) has been highly praised." -- DNB I, 567. Foxon A296.Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Book ID: 155218