The author, a “military physician, was born in Glasgow on 22 August 1776, the son of William Irvine (1743–1787), professor of chemistry and materia medica at Glasgow … Irvine’s professional life was spent in the medical service of the army. In August 1807 he was appointed physician to the forces, and in 1808 he was stationed in Sicily. In 1810 he published Some Observations upon Diseases, Chiefly as they Occur in Sicily … [ironically] Irvine died of fever while stationed at Malta, on 23 May 1811, aged thirty-five. His Letters on Sicily were published posthumously in 1813.” (ODNB).
First edition. 8vo., xxxii, 259pp., errata to verso of last page, uncut in original drab boards, a fine copy.
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