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PIERCE (Robert): Bath Memoirs: Or, Observations in Three and Forty Years Practice, at the Bath, What Cures Have been There Wrought, (both by Bathing and Drinking these Waters) by God's Blessing, on the Directions of Robert Peirce [sic], Dr. In Physick, and Fellow of the College of Physicians in London, a constant Inhabitant in Bath, from the year 1653. to this present Year 1697. , Bristol: Printed for D. Hammond..., 1697.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. [xxxiv], 399 [400 adverts], including errata leaf before first page of text, contemporary calf, early reback, morocco label; portion of title (from "Robert" to "1697") cut away and replaced in identical type and similar paper (reason unknown), lower margin of Y3 torn, with loss of signature and catchword on p. 325, very narrow inner margins from rebinding, hinges cracked, later end-papers, a little rubbed. Pierce (1622 - 1710), who also spelled his name "Peirce," was one of the most acute and original medical practitioners of his day. Bath Memoirs is really a case-book of various people whom he treated; a second edition, entitled The History and Memoirs of the Bath appeared in 1713. Wing P 2163. (Book ref. 2854 )  £ 500.00

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Specialities: Books printed 1560 - 1832, with an emphasis on philosophy, the history of ideas, musicology, wine and cookery,literature, the performing arts.
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