Health, a Poem. Shewing How to Procure, Preserve and Restore it. To which is annex'd The Doctor's Decade. Edward Baynard.
Health, a Poem. Shewing How to Procure, Preserve and Restore it. To which is annex'd The Doctor's Decade

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Health, a Poem. Shewing How to Procure, Preserve and Restore it. To which is annex'd The Doctor's Decade.

London: J. Roberts near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-lane, 1731.

"The Fourth Edition, Corrected" pp. iii-xii, 1-36. Lacking pp. i-ii (half-title). 1 vols. 8vo. Pretty Copy. Rebound in full tan early tree calf, marbled endpapaers, red leather label. Text shows slight soiling, overall quite pretty. ESTC T36064 ; Foxon B114. Item #243597

Originally published in London in 1719, HEALTH consists of homely medical advice in verse, with a Preface in prose that warns against drunkenness: "most diseases have their rise and origin in intemperance." Edward Baynard (1641-1719) was an English physician in Bath and London, said to be the character "Horoscope" in Garth's poem, "The Dispensary"

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