Oct 13, 2022 - Sale 2617

Sale 2617 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 469
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Floyer, Sir John (1649-1734)
Medicina Gerocomica: or, The Galenic Art of Preserving Old Men's Healths.

London: Printed for J. Isted, 1725.

Second edition, octavo, divisional title on page 130; bound in full contemporary speckled sheepskin, boards ruled in blind, worn, joints cracked, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.

This early monograph on geriatrics was first published by Floyer in the previous year. He advanced the idea of measuring pulse rate, and even invented a watch to facilitate gathering this data.

Osler 2620; Waller 3091; ESTC T117182.