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Practical Reflections on the Uses and Abuses of Bath Waters, Made from Actual Experiments and Observations. To Which is Added by Way of Appendix, A Narrative of Facts, Relative to the Physical Confederacy, in Bath, in the Year 1757. £160.00
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Baylies, William

Catalogue No.: e4895

Publisher:

London.: A Millar.

Edition:

First Edition; Published Date: 1757

Dimensions:

200 x 120 mm (8 x 5 inches) - xxvi, 6pp, 254pp, vi, 54pp [appendix].

Appearance:

Brown hardback leather cover.

Condition:

Worn condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Title panel missing. Hinges cracked and weak. Browning to prelims. Slight foxing, but content in overall good condition. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Library.

The Appendix is entitled ' A Narrative of Facts, Demonstrating the Actual Existence and True Cause of that Physical Confederacy, in Bath, made Known to the Public in the Printed Letters of Dr. Lucas and Dr. Oliver.' Published by A. Millar in 1757. [Second Edition]. It is said that the King of Prussia, at an early interview with Baylies, remarked to him that "to have acquired such skill he must have killed a great many people", to which the doctor replied, "Pas tant que votre Majesté (Not as many as Your Majesty)".

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Practical Reflections on the Uses and Abuses of Bath Waters, Made from Actual Experiments and Observations. To Which is Added by Way of Appendix, A Narrative of Facts, Relative to the Physical Confederacy, in Bath, in the Year 1757.
Practical Reflections on the Uses and Abuses of Bath Waters, Made from Actual Experiments and Observations. To Which is Added by Way of Appendix, A Narrative of Facts, Relative to the Physical Confederacy, in Bath, in the Year 1757.