A random and incredibly exciting find at a barn sale of all places, this is an extremely rare first edition 1889 antique 1,314-page reference book in excellent condition The Modern Family Physician And Hygienic Guide: For Family and Individual Use. " At the head of the title page are the words "The King of Health and Home" and at the bottom "Magnificently Illustrated with a Series of Superb Anatomical Charts, in Eight Colors, Representing the Entire Human Body in all its Parts, Together with Over 400 Highly Illustrative Plain and Colored Plates. The main highlights of this book are the truly gorgeous illustrated three dissected color anatomical plates at the beginning of the book, depicting views of the head, torso and body parts. The plates are in excellent condition, though some of the flaps have come unglued (easy repair).It appears that someone attempted to tape them back together sometime in the distant past, and although some still hold a few of the smaller ones need to be re-taped. Fortunately, it does not appear any of the plates are actually missing.
The book is in four parts -- 1, Diseases and their remedies, by J. Richardson; 2, Healthy dwelling houses, by W. Ford; 3, Exercise and physical culture, by J. Richardson; and 4, Hygienic nursing, cooking, etc.
Gold stamped maroon boards and marbled print to the outside of the pages although this has faded significantly with time. The binding is in good condition, though the leather is beginning to flake and the part that originally wrapped the edge of the cover has worn away from use. It measures roughly 9 and 3/4 x 7 and 1/2 inches. The cover is in good shape with some edge wear, small scratches, and general wear; That said it is still beautiful and the wear gives it a distinguished air. Pages are clean with few to no markings.In overall extremely nice shape for a reference guide of this age and a fine addition to any collection; This is quite literally the kind of book that usually only exists in archives of some of the most prestigious universitiesSeriously, look it up! It will appeal to anyone with an interest in medical history, quackery, folklore, hygiene, exercise and more, and truly one of the more unique additions you could add.
That said, while still a solid book, it is well over 100 years old and the leather binding is brittle and could suffer some minor chipping during transit; We will do everything in our power to try and prevent this so that this book arrives intact. The item "Rare Antique Medical Book The Modern Family Physician & Hygenic Guide 1889" is in sale since Wednesday, February 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "underthedust_603" and is located in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.& Co