FIRST EDITION of a luxuriously produced, yet popular volume of 100 topographical photogravure plates. Among the beautiful photos are the picturesque Venetian 'Palazzi', the public areas of Piazza San Marco and the little 'Campi' and 'Calli'.
Written sometime in the early 1680s, in English and Latin with quotations in Greek and Hebrew, c. 19,367 words, 40 pp. on 5 quarto signatures
Via recta ad vitam longam : or, a plain philosophicall demonstration of the nature, faculties, and effects of all such things as by way of nourishments make for the preservation of health, with divers necessary dieteticall observations; as also of the true use and effects of sleep, exercise, excretions and perturbations, with just applications to every age, constitution of body, and time of yeere ... Whereunto is annexed ... a necessary and compendious treatise of the famous baths of Bathe, with a censure of the medicinable faculties of the water of Saint Vincent's Rocks neere the city of Bristoll. As also an accurate treatise concerning tobacco
The baths of Bathe" and "A briefe and accurate treatise concerning the taking of the fume of tobacco" have special title pages dated 1637. Imperfect: p. 265-272 mutilated.
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