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Puretologias, Pars Altera:

MORTON Dr. Richard (1694)

£375.00  [First Edition]

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Sive, Exercitatio de Febribus Inflammatoriis Universalibus.Engraved portrait by Richard White.

First Edition. 8vo.[48], 511, [1], [16]pp. Contemporary red morocco, gilt double fillet border and two panels, a vase of flowers tool at the outer corners triangualr scroll tool (two sizes) at the centre of each side, spine divided into seven panels, a label in the second, the others tooled alternately in gilt with a dotted quatrefoil or four vase tools, gilt edges (joints rubbed and cracked a the head and tail, upper headcap torn away).London: Sam. Smith & Benj. Walford,

Richard Morton, M.D. (1637-1698), physician, was created M.D. of Oxford in 1670 and of Cambridge in 1680, admitted candidate of the College of Physicians in 1676 and a fellow in 1679. He was censor of the College in 1690, 1691 and 1697. He was one of the physicians-in-ordinary to King William III. ThePuretologias,published in two parts is a general treatise on fevers. The second part concerns mainly Scarlet Fever, Smallpox and Chickenpox.

Provenance: John Beridge, with contemporary armorial bookplate.

Together with: Pyretologia: Seu Exercitationes de Morbis Universalibus Acutis. Without the engraved portrait by White (the same as in part 2). First Edition. 8vo. [48], 241, [1], [12]pp. 2 folding tables. Contemporary calf (rebacked).Wing M. 2833 & 2832. Not in Garrison & Morton, Bibliography of Medicine.

Stock Code: 53634