Lot 381 of 459:
John Floyer's scarce Treatise on Asthma 1726  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$192
Estimate:
$10 - $100

Title:
A Treatise of the Asthma Divided Into Four Parts
Author:
Floyer, John
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed for R. Wilkin
Date:
1726
Description:

xxix, [1], 208 pp. (8vo) 20x12 cm (8x5"), period leather backed with modern leatherette; new endpapers and flyleaf, original front flyleaf laid in. Third Edition, Corrected. 

Scarce and important work on the history and treatment of asthma. The volume was translated into French and German, and went through several English editions, becoming a pivotal work in the field on which future authors on the subject relied. No previous auction records for this particular edition could be located.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Wear and rubbing to boards with much of leather worn away, rubbing to spine leather; title page and a few following leaves a bit loose but holding, early ownership inscription on laid in flyleaf, later ownership inscription (upside down) on rear free endpaper, scattered light foxing; about very good.
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Item number:
289053a
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