THE GREAT PLAGUE OF LONDON IN 1665! 2 books, with separate title pages. This book is 300 years old. Binding is broken, as is shown in the pictures!!
Books needs to be rebound! The Rare First Edition of 1720. Effectively bound and protected in an old cloth binding, that is effective until it can be rebound.Text block is separated, exactly as shown in the pictures. Please look at the pictures. Loimologia, or, an historical Account of the Plague in London in 1665, With precautionary Directions against the like Contagion is a treatise by Dr. Nathaniel Hodges (16291688), originally published in London in Latin (Loimologia, sive, Pestis nuperæ apud populum Londinensem grassantis narratio historica) in 1672; an English translation was later published in London in 1720.
The treatise provides a first-hand account of the Great Plague of London; it has been described as the best medical record of the epidemic. An Historical Account of the Plague of London in 1665: with precautionary Directions against the like Contagion by Nath. Who resided in the City all that Time. Together with: An Essay on the Different Causes of Pestilential Disease, and how they become Contagious.With Remarks Upon the Infection Now in France, and The Most Probable Means to Prevent its Spreading Here. Only previously printed in Latin!  While most physicians fled the city, including the renowned Thomas Sydenham, and Sir Edward Alston, president of the Royal College of Physicians, Hodges was one of the few physicians who remained in the city during 1665, to record observations and test the effectiveness of treatments against the plague.  The book also contains statistics on the victims in each parish. The English translation (1720) was released while a plague was spreading throughout Marseilles, and people in England were fearful of another outbreak.
 To this 1720 edition was added An essay on the different causes of pestilential diseases, and how they become contagious ; with remarks on the infection now in France, and the most probable means to prevent its spreading here , by John Quincy. Loimologia was one of the sources used by Daniel Defoe when writing A Journal of the Plague Year (1722).
Full title: Loimologia: or, an Historical Account of the Plague of London in 1665: with precautionary Directions against the like Contagion by Nath. Who resided in the City all that Time to which is added [and bound in with a separate title page]: An Essay on the Different Causes of Pestilential Disease, and how they become Contagious.
Printed in 1720, this is the FIRST EDITION in English. Vi, 288 pages, 7.75 inches. The FIRST EDITION of both books in English, previously printed in latin. Both books printed in 1720.
Initial capitals and section headings of text embellished. The disease has been historically identified as the bubonic plague, but scholars today consider that the symptoms and incubation period of the disease are more similar to a viral hemorrhagic fever. Hodges' work details, first hand, the symptoms, effects, and spread of the disease.It is an invaluable document for investigating historical epidemiology. Was a well-known apothecary and iatrophysical writer who lived until the year 1722. Iatrophysics, a school of medical thought prevalent in the 17th Century,'explained all physiologic and pathologic phenomena by the laws of physics' (CancerWEB's Medical Dictionary). His essay on pestilential disease, and the prevention of its spread is of interest not just as a primary source document of medical history, but as an insight into the development of medical thought. Book was lacking it's cover and rebound into the current binding for preservation of the text. Text block is in several pieces, exactly as is shown in the pictures. Printed on quality rag paper. Very clean, only very minor foxing.
This is THE FIRST EDITION. Although the Soldiery retreated from the Field of Death, and encamped out of the City, the Contagion followed, and vanquish'd them; many in their Old Age, and others in their Prime, sunk under its cruelties; of the Female Sex most died; and hardly any children escaped; and it was not uncommon to see an Inheritance pass successively to three or four Heirs in as many Days; the Number of Sextons were not sufficient to bury the Dead... While most physicians fled the city, including the renowned Sydenham, and Sir Edward Alston, president of the Royal College of Physicians, Hodges was one of the few physicians who remained in the city during 1665, to record observations and test the effectiveness of treatments against the plague.
The book also contains statistics on the victims in each parish. Loimologia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to search1720 English edition, page 1. The item "THE BLACK PLAGUE! 1665 Pandemic Great (FIRST EDITION! 1720) Virus Epidemic Rare" is in sale since Thursday, August 8, 2019.
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