London, England: Printed for W. & J. Newton et al, 1720. Second Edition. Leather. Very Good. Item #27161
viii + 344 + (6) + 116 + (18) page index. Frontispiece illustration; and a folding plate at back, trimmed close. Compiled by John Quincy (d. 1722) British apothecary and physician, who "...studied mathematics and the philosophy of Newton, and received the degree of MD from the University of Edinburgh for his Medicina Statica Britannica (1712), a translation of the Aphorisms of Sanctorius, a second edition of which appeared in 1720....and a collection of Medico-Physical Essays (1720) on ague, fevers, gout, leprosy, king's evil, and other diseases, which show that his main skill was as an apothecary..." (Norman Moore, revised by Michael Bevan in the ODNB) Front endpaper with a 4-line rhyming bit of poetic doggerel regarding Dr. Fell. Previous owner name written on title page of J. Ewers. Volume approx. 5" x 7 5/8" size; bound in marbled paper covered boards, midnight-blue morocco leather corners & spine, gilt spine titles, ornamental decorations & rules; marbled endpapers to match, all edges gilt. Some edge, tips wear & rubbing to the binding; scattered foxing & darkening to the text, a few small old stains on the frontispiece; one of the newer back (blank) endpapers edge-frayed; in very good condition.