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ARBUTHNOT, JOHN   1667-1735


  • An essay concerning the nature of aliments
  • Subjects: health, disease, food,

    • 1. An essay concerning the nature of aliments, and the choice of them, according to the different constitutions of human bodies. etc.
      London: printed for J. Tonson   1731
      20 cm.   [Part 1]. xxxii, 232 p.   4 sh. 6 d.  
      GB:   LBL   LWML*  
      US:   DCLC   KU   MH  

      --another ed. Dublin: printed for G. Risk, G. Ewing and W. Smith, 1731. [Part 1 only]. LBL; LWML; OBL
      --2nd ed. London: printed for J. Tonson, 1732. [Parts 1 and 2 in one volume]. LBL; LWML: CtY; DCLC; MH
      --3rd ed. London: printed for J. Tonson, 1735-1736. LBL; LWML; OBL: CtY; DCLC; MiU
      --another ed. London: printed for J. Tonson, 1741. LeU(B)
      --4th ed. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1756. EUL; LWML: DCLC; DNLM; PPULC
      1. For information on the author and his publications see G. A. Aitken, The Life and Works of John Arbuthnat (Oxford, 1892), p. 177.
      2. The preface to Part 2 (see below) states: 'This treatise contains no recipes, but guides the reader to suitable food for differing illnesses.'
      3. Confirmations of the prices for Parts 1 and 2 are given respectively in RB (May 1731), p. 103, and Lond.Mag. (Apr. 1732), No. 33 [no pagination]. see also Part II: Practical rules of diet in the various constitutions and diseases of human bodies. London: printed for J. Tonson, 1732. [Part 2]. 243-430 p. 2


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