Short Account of Sir Astley Cooper’s Vital Restorative

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Harvey & Co. “The Only Acknowledged Successful Remedy for the Removal of General, Local, and Nervous Debility, Confided to Messrs. Harvey & Co.” London: Harvey & Co., 1864. Unpaginated. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. “The Guide to Manly Vigour.” A promotional treatise which suggested a remedy for “the forms of Indigestion and Consumption in all their varieties, resulting from secret inadvertency in youth, or from sensual excesses.” Readers were advised to send a urine sample for analysis and diagnosis…by sending a sum of twenty pounds sterling! An early reprint of this promotional book; an 1863 edition came a year earlier. Spine and board edges sunned and faded, rear internal hinge split. Orig. blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt title on cover. Good. Hardcover.