Via Recta ad Vitam Longam. Or, a Plain Philosophicall Demonstration of the Nature, Faculties, and Effects of all such things as by way of nourishments make for the preservation of health...; as also of the true use and effects of sleep, exercise, excretions and perturbations... (WITH) A Treatise of the Famous Baths of Bathe (AND) An Accurate Treatise concerning Tobacco.

London: R. Bishop, 1638. Second. hardcover. [14], 364 pages. Short square 8vo, rebound in plain brown cloth with red leather spine label (title page cropped close at top edge, otherwise a near fine copy with minimal light scattered foxing). London: Printed by R. Bishop for Henry Hood, 1638. Second edition. Near fine, clean copy. near fine.

One of the most popular books on regimen of the period, with much information on diet and nutrition. Venner (1577-1660) did much to popularize the therapeutic waters of Bath. He advocated moderation in smoking, but tears down some of the contemporary superstitions on the evil of the habit. Wing V195; Krvatsy/NLM 12268; Osler 4163; Manchester Med. 2491; Waller 9865; Simon-Vinaria, 187; Bitting 476; Waring 709, 781; Not in Arents.

Price: $1,250.00

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