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A Comparative History of the Increase and Decrease of Mankind in England, and Several Countries Abroad, According to the different Soils, Situations, Business of life, Use of the Non-Naturals, &c. faithfully collected from, and attested by, above Three Hundred Vouchers, and Many of them for a long Course of Years, in two different Periods. To which is added. A Syllabus of the general States of Health, Air, Seasons, and Food for the last Three Hundred Years; And Also a Meteorological Discourse.

A Comparative History of the Increase and Decrease of Mankind in England, and Several Countries Abroad, According to the different Soils, Situations, Business of life, Use of the Non-Naturals, &c. faithfully collected from, and attested by, above Three Hundred Vouchers, and Many of them for a long Course of Years, in two different Periods. To which is added. A Syllabus of the general States of Health, Air, Seasons, and Food for the last Three Hundred Years; And Also a Meteorological Discourse.

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A Comparative History of the Increase and Decrease of Mankind in England, and Several Countries Abroad, According to the different Soils, Situations, Business of life, Use of the Non-Naturals, &c. faithfully collected from, and attested by, above Three Hundred Vouchers, and Many of them for a long Course of Years, in two different Periods. To which is added. A Syllabus of the general States of Health, Air, Seasons, and Food for the last Three Hundred Years; And Also a Meteorological Discourse.

by Thomas Short, M.D

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4to. Modern half-calf over marbled boards, red leather label on spine. London: Printed for W. Nicoll and C. Etherington, 1767. First Edition.

With a list of subscribers and a fold-out chart measuring rainfall in England for 1755-66. A fascinating set of contemporary statistics and observations on population patterns, cultural movements, food supply and meteorology in England for three hundred years – well within the life of Shakespeare. Therefore, it gives some implications for society in the time of Shakespeare. It is thought that Malthus may have used some of Short's methodologies; also it is known that Benjamin Franklin read the book.

With the bookplate and perforated stamps of the John Crerar Library; minor bowing of the boards; light foxing on initial and final leaves; o/w a Fine Copy.

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A Comparative History of the Increase and Decrease of Mankind in England, and Several Countries Abroad, According to the different Soils, Situations, Business of life, Use of the Non-Naturals, &c. faithfully collected from, and attested by, above Three Hundred Vouchers, and Many of them for a long Course of Years, in two different Periods. To which is added. A Syllabus of the general States of Health, Air, Seasons, and Food for the last Three Hundred Years; And Also a Meteorological Discourse.
Author
Thomas Short, M.D
Format/Binding
Modern half-calf over marbled boards, red leather label on spine
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Used
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First Edition.
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Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for W. Nicoll and C. Etherington,
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1767.
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4to.
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Keywords
SHAKESPEARE, climate, public health, weather
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