Elected as President of the Royal Society in 1772, Sir John Pringle (1707-1782) was known to some as ‘the father of military medicine’. He corresponded with Cook and gives details of the great navigator’s various methods for combatting scurvy in A Discourse upon some late improvements of the means of Preserving the Health of Mariners (pp.143-200).
First edition. 8vo, , v, , xcvii, , 282,  pp., uncut in original boards, modern blue cloth box, tan morocco label, a fine copy.
Hugh Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale (armorial bookplate and signature).
This edition not in Beddie but cf. Beddie, 1290; cf. Holmes, 20 (mentioned in note).
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