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An Historical Narrative of the Great Plague at London, 1665: with An Abstract of the Most Common Opinions concerning the Causes, Symptoms, and Cure of that fatal Disorder. And Some Account of other remarkable Plagues, Ancient and Modern. Interpreted With many Observable Passages of History, &c by Gideon Harvey - 1st Edition - 1769 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

An Historical Narrative of the Great Plague at London, 1665: with An Abstract of the Most Common Opinions concerning the Causes, Symptoms, and Cure of that fatal Disorder. And Some Account of other remarkable Plagues, Ancient and Modern. Interpreted With many Observable Passages of History, &c

by Gideon Harvey

Condition: Good/N


London : W. Nicoll, 1769 A good copy of a very scarce work, originally issued as part of a two volume work called 'The City Remembrancer'. This consisted of 3 books, with separate title pages and pagination, on the Great Plague, Fire and Storm of London. The title page for the 'Remembrancer' states that the source material for the work is Dr Gideon Harvey's papers. Dr Harvey ?1640-?1700 became the king's 'Physician to the Tower'. He is known for a variety of medical works (and for using his writing to discredit other physicians). This copy has been rebound by Bath Municipal Reference Library, and is in a near fine buckram cloth binding with gilt title, reference number and date to spine. The internal endpaper joints are reinforced and there is the armorial library bookplate to the fep, together with some reference numbers at the top. There are no other library markings. The binder has introduced a new front blank and has probably misbound the Introduction, which should come after the General Preface. Contents with title page, contents listing 2pp, Introduction pp v-vii; General Preface pp iii-vi, text pp 1-456, 'end of the Plague'. Contents generally in very good clean condition - with a very occasional mark eg pp178/9 where there is a small brown mark in the bottom margin. Page edges have been lightly marbled.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032218
  • Title: An Historical Narrative of the Great Plague at London, 1665: with An Abstract of the Most Common Opinions concerning the Causes, Symptoms, and Cure of that fatal Disorder. And Some Account of other remarkable Plagues, Ancient and Modern. Interpreted With many Observable Passages of History, &c
  • Author: Gideon Harvey
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W. Nicoll
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1769
  • Keywords: great plague; plague of london; contemporary plague accounts
  • Bookseller catalogs: HISTORY; Herbals and early medicine;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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