Very Rare 1632 Work On 17th Century 'alternative Medicine' - Spas For SaleVERY RARE 1632 WORK ON 17th CENTURY 'ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE' - SPAS
ONLY 1 COPY OFFERED IN 30+ YEARS AT sale
EARLY PROVENANCE OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM - DEACCESSIONED IN 1787
STANHOPE, MICHAEL.. Cures without care; or, A summons to all such who finde little or no helpe by the use of ordinary physick to repaire to the northerne spaw. Wherein ... it is evidenced to the world, that infirmities in their owne nature desperate ... havereceived perfect recovery, by virtue of minerall waters neare Knaresborow ... Faithfully collected: London, William Jones, 1632. small 8vo., COMPLETE. 17.5 cm. , 32 pp., collating A^(4) 2*^(2) B-E^(4). Green 3/4 morocco and cloth, endpapers and blanks renewed, t.p., browned and shaved, with small lower marginal loss, some general toning and occasional staining, closely-cropped throughout, sometime s touching upper text header. PROVENANCE: British Museum with the 1787 deaccession stamp to verso of t.p. and the later Welcome Library withdrawal stamp. The 1787 is a particularly early deaccession from the British Museum, having been formed only 18 years earlier in 1759. This book perhaps arrived in duplicated, but given the provenance, it does not stretch credulity to believe that it was donated in one of the founding book collections of the British Museum such at the Harley or Sr. Hans Sloane collection etc. VERY RARE- Only 1 copy offered for sale at sale see below ($2-3000) in 30+ years of records.
"In the 17th century, most upper-class Europeans washed their clothes with water often and washed only their faces (with linen), feeling that bathing the entire body was a lower-class activity; but the upper-class slowly began changing their attitudes toward bathing as a way to restore health later in that century. The wealthy flocked to health resorts to drink and bathe in the water" [Wikipedia]
sale record copy:
Source Record Number13BP01 - 176
Name of AuthorSTANHOPE, MICHAEL.
TitleCures vvithout care, or A summons to all such who finde little or no helpe by the use of ordinary physick to repaire to the northerne Spaw. Wherein by many presidents of a few late yeares, it is evidenced to the world, that infirmities in their owne natur
Estimated PriceUSD 2000.00 - USD 3000.00
ProvenanceApr 23, 2013 - Apr 23, 2013 Rare Books and Autographs
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