The Letters of Little Mary
19cm x 13cm. 60 pages. Lettered wrappers.
“Tell me the diet of a nation and I will tell you its character and the probable future status in the hierarchy of the world. Tell me the diet of an individual and I will tell you the probable length of his days.” At a time when the concern of the day was immoderate drinking, J. Stenson Hooker, M.D. was one of the first popular thinkers in medicine to suggest that food should concern the state. In this short, classic treatise, he argues for ideas that we now think of as commonsense: that what we eat, and how much of it, are of utmost importance to our health. Scarcely available to the trade. 6 copies recorded in OCLC at October, 2020, none in Australian libraries.
Spineback missing. Seal remnants and faint old price marking to front cover. Wrappers foxed with minor dampstain along fore-edge of lower panel. Some foxing to interior. Fair Condition.