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The way to health and long life: or, a discourse of temperance


subjects: cookery, food, health, temperance, vegetarianism,

  • 1. The way to health and long life: or, a discourse of temperance shewing how every man may know his own constitution and complection [sic]. As also discovering the nature, method, and manner of preparing all foods used in this nation . . . likewise that every man or woman may be their own doctor . . . [and that] temperence is the best physick.
    London: printed for G. Conyers   1726
    15 cm.   72 p.  
    GB:   LeU(B)*  
    US:   DNLM   KU  

    -another ed. London: printed by and sold by Andrew Sowle, 1726. LWS; LeU(B)
    1. Simon, pp. 150-1, says that this work (1726 ed.) is sometimes wrongly attributed to Thomas Tryon, but it is more than possible that this is a later edition of one of his works, The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness, published 1683, 1691, and 1697 (see Oxford, p. 43, who gives these details only); and the publisher of this work, G. Conyers, is the same person who published two previously cited books; see under earlier entries: TRYON, Thomas, The good house-wife; and idem, The way to get wealth. Furthermore, the themes of this work above are temperance and vegetarianism, which were.the favourite topics (almost obsessions) of Thomas Tryon.