Title: La medecine, la chirurgie, et la pharmacie des pauvres, 1749. Tome II-III
Author: Philippe Hecquet
Publisher: David l'aîné; Durand, A Paris
A mid 18th century partial set medical works of noted physician and vegetarianism activist Philippe Hecquet, being two of four volumes. The third volume also contains a biography of Hecquet himself, who has been described as one of the first systematic proponents of vegetarianism and credited by several experts for making the first scientific defense of a vegetarian diet.
Two finely bound volumes in 12mo, 360, 242+142 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with wear on the boards and edges, and heavier wear and peeling at the spines. There is some chipping to the boards as well, with very minor foxing and staining throughout.