A Discourse of Bathe, and the Hot Waters There. Also, Some Enquiries into the nature of the Water of St. Vincent's Rock, near Bristol; and that of Castle-Cary. To which is added, a Century of Observations, more fully declaring the Nature, Property, and distinction of the Baths. With An Account of the Lives, and Character, of the Physicians of Bathe.
Edition: First Edition
London: Henry Brome at the Gun in St Paul's Church-yard: 1676. Bound in recent full calf preserving an old morocco label. One leaf (A2) is lacking. This is the engraved title page. The previous page (A1) explaining the symbolism of the illustration is present, as is the regular title page. A century of observations has separate dated title page on leaf L1r; pagination and register are continuous. "The lives and characters of the physicians of Bathe" has separate title page dated 1677 on leaf M8r; pagination and register are continuous. This copy conforms to the first edition of ESTC R10888 apart from the lack of engraved title. This copy has an additional plate at page 23. Pp., 200. Conforms to Wing G2192 & ESTC R10888
Condition: The binding is holding firmly and is in very good condition, with just some light wear to surface / extremities from handling. Contents are holding firmly and are generally in good condition if a little toned, with some light scattered foxing, occasional creases or dust marking though nothing too disfiguring, a few early ink inscriptions including at head of title, occasional ink marks, folding map of Bath with small perforation and a few nicks to edges, pp. 69 with old repair to for edge, sig G4 with loss to lower margin at gutter, final leaf with two small perforations, one just touching into inner edge of letterpress on one side of the leaf. Recent plain end papers. A good copy overall, lacking frontispiece / engraved title