PRINGLE, Sir John.

Six Discourses ... On occasion of Six Annual Assignments of Sir Godfrey Copley's Medal. To which is prefixed the Life of the Author. By Andrew Kippis...

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Six Discourses … On occasion of Six Annual Assignments of Sir Godfrey Copley’s Medal. To which is prefixed the Life of the Author. By Andrew Kippis…

London, W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1783

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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).

Description

First edition. 8vo, [2], v, [1], xcvii, [3], 282, [2] pp., uncut in original boards, modern blue cloth box, tan morocco label, a fine copy.

Hugh Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale (armorial bookplate and signature).

Bibliography

This edition not in Beddie but cf. Beddie, 1290; cf. Holmes, 20 (mentioned in note).

 

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