Préceptes fondés sur la chimie organique pour diminuer l'embonpoint sans altérer la santé.

Dancel (Jean-François)

Préceptes fondés sur la chimie organique pour diminuer l'embonpoint sans altérer la santé.

2me édition augmentée des faits de guerison.

Description: pp. 213 (including half-title), [1], small 8vo, contemporary green roan backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt direct, a little rubbed at extremities, good

Publication Details: Paris: Chez l'Auteur ... et chez Leblanc, 1850

Notes: Second, enlarged, edition, same year as the first, and some 50 pages longer. There was a third edition in 1854, and a fourth in 1867. Although 'embonpoint' has some pleasant overtones, in physiology it is the warning sign of obesity. Of the 7 chapters, 1 deals with food (including an excerpt from Brillat-Savarin on chocolate), another with drinks (including an excerpt from Brillat-Savarin on beer, the most fattening drink of all), notwithstanding which the work does not appear in gastronomic bibliographies. The last chapter is on tobacco. Very scarce....more

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Price: £350

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1850

Stock Number: 65533

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