DIRECTIONS FOR INVIGORATING AND PROLONGING LIFE; or, The Invalid's Oracle....From the Sixth London Edition; Revised and Improved. By T.S. Barrett.
Edition: First US edition.
New York: J. & J. Harper. 16mo, original beige printed cloth. pp [14, including May, 1831, ads], 252. Rear blank leaf and rear free endpaper excised. Indexed. Harper's Family Library no. 25. Covers lightly darkened; spine has short tears at tips neatly repaired, "XXV" in ink by hand at foot of spine; else a VG + clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. The title page continues "Containing Peptic Precepts, Pointing Out Agreeable and Effectual Methods to Prevent and Relieve Indigestion, and to Regulate and Strengthen the Action of the Stomach and Bowels." A popular work first published London, 1821, by the author of the also popular THE COOK'S ORACLE, this first US edition is also the first to contain the revisions and additions by Dr. T.S. Barrett, a New York physician. Dr. Kitchiner was an optician, telescope maker, gourmet and exceptional cook, and also the creator of Wow-Wow sauce. Contains chapters on the siesta, and wine. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping will be reduced.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.