London: Printed by H. K. Causton, Sold by James Asperne, Cornhill, 1805.
Third edition. Title page printed in red and black. 148 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. With Directions for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. Early 19th-century quarter calf and boards. Slight wear and rubbing to joints, but a very good copy otherwise Westwood & Satchell, p. 11, 156; Heckscher 69. Item #218304
Contains, with separate title, Robert Nobbes' The compleat troller, or, The art of trolling, pp. -148, which was first printed in 1682.
Very scarce. The last four pages are devoted to directions for resuscitating victims of drowning, which include forcing air into the lungs with a bellows in a nostril, not rolling them on casks, rubbing the body with flannel sprinkled with spirits, flour of mustard and a heated warming pan, also "electricity to be early employed either by the Medical Assistants or other judicious practitioners." One other specific direction, if you can visualize it: "TOBACCO SMOKE is to be thrown gently into the fundament, with a proper instrument, or the bowl of a pipe covered, so as to defend the mouth of the assistant."
For those hanged, "cupping a few ounces of blood from the jugular" is recommended.
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