Book ID: 21860 The Art of Preserving Health: A Poem. JOHN ARMSTRONG.
The Art of Preserving Health: A Poem.

The Virtues of Fresh Air, Diet, Exercise & the Passions, Poetically Delineated

The Art of Preserving Health: A Poem.

Place and Imprint: London: Printed for A. Millar, 1744.
Edition: First edition, the issue with the price beneath the imprint.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T187239; Foxon A296; Hayward 168; NCBEL II, 535.
Condition: Fine, handsome copy.
Book ID: 21860

Physical Description

4to, modern sprinkled calf period-style by Philip Dusel, orange-red morocco spine label, gilt rules and lettering.


A long poem in blank verse on the virtues of fresh air, diet, exercise, and the passions. John Armstrong (1709-1779 ) was a Scottish-born physician who published several other poems, essays, and miscellaneous works; this was his best known, as indicated by its inclusion in the Hayward exhibition.

Price: $625.00