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Cullen, William
First Lines of the Practice of Physics
Isaiah Thomas. Rare antique 1790 early American 3 volume set of, "First Lines of the Practice of Physics." The set is complete within the three volumes. It covers a variety of medical topics including fevers, insanity, toothache, indigestion, canine madness, venereal disease, etc. Cullen was credited for creating the term "neurosis" and it's in this edition that the term was printed in America for the first time. The books are all in overall good condition with some minor signs of wear and age. The leather covers only have some mild wear with a little hardening to the leather and a little bit of corner wear and edge wear. There are a few small sections of cracking to some of the outer joints, but the bindings of the books are still good and sound. The front pastedowns all have some small handwritten numbers. In the first volume the numbers are written in ink and in the following 2 volumes they are written in pencil. The front fep of the first volume has been excised, though the front blank flyleaf is still present. The front fep of the 2nd and 3rd volumes have a neatly written period name inscription in fountain pen. There are a few blank flyleaves & free endpapers which have some crease lines, chipping, or fountain pen scribbles. The 2nd volume has a chip out of the top corner of one of the table of contents pages; just a tiny bit of the text is affected. There is also a small gathering of pages in that volumes table of contents which is slightly loosening, and a couple of other small page gatherings which are slightly askew. The interiors are toned from age with some foxi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nevermore Bookstore [Wallingford, CT, U.S.A.]
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