Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 185

Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
Epidemiology, Two Titles.

Including:Noah Webster's (1758-1843) A Brief History of Epidemic and Pestilential Diseases, Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1799, first edition, in two octavo volume, ex library, shelf numbers to title pages, staining to contents, bound in later half buckram and marbled paper boards;

[and] Jabez Heustis's (1784-1841) Physical Observations and Medical Tracts & Researches, on the Topography and Diseases of Louisiana, New York: T. and J. Swords, 1817, first edition, octavo, ex library shelf numbers on title, later half buckram, front board detached, back board starting. (3)

Both works share the view that epidemic diseases derived from environmental conditions, citing stagnant water in New Orleans in particular. See Craig E. Colten's An Unnatural Metropolis, Wresting New Orleans from Nature, New Orleans: Louisiana State University Press, 2005; Webster: Garrison-Morton 1675.1; ESTC W30040.