London: John Starkey, 1678. First. unbound. , 168 pages, Narrow 16mo, calf spine and marbled endpapers but lacking both covers. London: For John Starkey, 1678. First edition. Scarce. good.
Lessius, a Jesuit of Louvain, died in 1623 at 69; his "Hygiasticon" is translated by Timothy Smith, apothecary. Carrison calls Carnaro's Work, here translated by George Herbert, "the best treatise on peersonal hygiene and the simple life in existence." Garrison-Morton 1557. The third is a "Paradox: That a Spare Diet is better than a Splendid and Sumptuous." STC (Wing) L1181. Osler 3218- 20.