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, excretions and perturbations...
Place Published: London
Publisher: Felix Kyngston
Date Published: 1628
Description: (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.
Comments: 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.Edition: Third
Condition: very good
Book ID: 210747