The Art of Preserving Health: A Poem.

London: Millar, 1744. hardcover. [2], 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 (+). very good(+).

"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.

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