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An essay on the nature, use and abuse of tea

By ESSAY

subjects: tea, diet, production,

  • 1. An essay on the nature, use and abuse of tea, in a letter to a lady; with an account of its mechanical operation.
    London: printed by J. Bettenham   for James Lacy   1722
    20 cm.   3-63 p.   1 sh.  
    GB:   ENLS*   LBL  

    1. On p. 14 the author states: 'Among many other Novelties in our Diet, there is one which seems particularly to be the cause of the Hypochondriack disorders; and it is generally known by the Name of Thea or Tea. It is a Drug ....'
    2. BMCat. (1961), ascribes the authorship to Robert Helsham.