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Falconer, William
A Dissertation on the Influence of the Passions Upon the Disorders of the Body. Being the Essay to which the Fothergillian Medal was adjudged
Printed for C. Dilly in the Poultry; and J. Phillips, London, 1788. Hardcover. Uncommon First Edition. William Falconer (1744-1824) was an English physician who was a frequent contributor of papers to learned societies on a range of medical subjects. He wrote on such topics as bath waters, nephritis, fevers, gout, and the influence of climate. This work was the first psychiatric prize essay awarded the Fothergillian Medal in 1787 by the Medical Society of London. Bound in contemporary mottled goatskin, with gilt ruled panels, raised spine bands, and embossed compartmental fleurons, with red leather spine label. Embossed library stamp to the title page and one internal page. There is light foxing throughout, and a few pages are neatly repaired at the gutters, else a handsome copy. 105 pages plus advertisements. MED/032520. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA [Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.]
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