Via Recta ad Vitam Longam. Or, a Treatise wherein the right way and best manner of living for attaining to a long and healthfull life, is clearly demonstrated and punctually applied to every age and constitution of body.; Much more enlarged than the former impressions... (with) A Treatise of the Famous Baths of Bathe, (and) An Accurate Treatise concerning Tobacco. All which are likewise amplified since the former impressions.

London: James Flesher, 1650. Reprint. hardcover. [12], 417 pages. Square 8vo, handsomely rebound in full brown morocco with simple blind-stamped panels and gilt lettering on spine with raised bands (scattered foxing, mostly quite clean). London: Printed by James Flesher for Henry Hood, 1650. Third edition, much enlarged. Near fine. near fine.

One of the most popular books on regimen of the period, with much information on diet and nutrition. Venner (1577-1660) advocated moderation in smoking, but tears down some of the contemporary superstitions on the evil of the habit. Also, 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.

Price: $1,400.00

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