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VIA RECTA Ad Vitam Longam. Pr, A Treatise wherein the right way and best manner of living for attaining to a long and healthfull life, is clearly demonstrated and punctually applyed to every age and constitution of body. Whereunto Is annexed a very necessary and compendious Treatise of the famous Baths of Bathe; With A Centure of the medicinal faculties of the Water of St. Vincent’s Rocks near the City of Bristol. As also An accurate Treatise concerning Tobacco, by the same Author.
London Printed for Abel Roper 1660 - 4th Impression, Amplified with many profitable Additions. [vi] + 404pp. + [viii]. [Lacking port. frontis.]. Dec. devices and initial letters. Foxed and with very occasional marginal loss, early inscriptions to, new, rebound by J A Martyn in sheep, some rubbing and sl. scuffing to edges, spines sl. faded with gilt lettered labels to spine (tobbacco misspelt to spine). With a 3pp. ALS bound in at rear, from Luke Hansard (1752–1828), Printer to the House of Commons to his daughter Hannah, written Saturday 9 August 1828 over two months prior to his death on 29 October 1828. The letter is reassuring his daughter about his imminent death, ‘After all what have we to regret? Nothing I have lived in the fair beautiful paradise and enjoyed all its pleasures and gratifications . I pray Him to take you & mama with his good keeping .’ESTC R203873. ‘Parts 1 and 2 of: Via recta ad vitam longam. The portrait of the author is signed: G: Faithorne. fe:. "The baths of Bathe . printed by T.R. .", originally published in 1628, and "A brief and accurate treatise concerning the taking of the fume of tobacco", originally published in 1621, each have separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous. Includes index. Annotation on Thomason copy: "Aug: 6". Wing (2nd ed.), V196. Thomason, E.1036.’Tobias Venner (1577–1660), physician and medical writer.ODNB ‘. The Bathes of Bathe accompanied the initial part of another work by Venner on the preservation of health, entitled [the above] the final part of which he completed two years later. The book followed a traditional format, and discussed how the six ‘non-naturals’ (environment, diet, sleep, exercise, excretion, and the passions of the mind) affected the balance of the four humours (blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile). Venner advocated the consumption of bran to prevent constipation, and regular cleaning of the teeth to prevent tooth decay and bad breath. He cautioned against drinking water conveyed through lead piping. He also published A Briefe Treatise Concerning the Taking of the Fume of Tobacco (1621). Although he personally disliked its ‘detestable savour’ and deplored its immoderate recreational use, he recommended tobacco-smoking as a means of improving digestion and countering the malign effects of cold, misty weather and contagious air .’ US$743 [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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