Treatise On Food and Diet

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Pereira, Jonathan . Edited by Charles A. Lee. New York: Fowlers and Wells, Publishers, 1850. First American Edition. 23 x 15 cm. 318 pages. “Treatise On Food and Diet: with observations on the dietetical regimen suited for disordered states of the digestive organs; and an account of the dietaries of some of the principal metropolitan and other establishments for paupers, lunatics, criminals, children, the sick, &c.” Owners inscription on title page: “Mrs. Francis J. Humphry – bought by her at S. Louis Mo. of an Apothecary. price 50 cents 1857.” A fascinating look into the world of nutrition in the mid 1800’s, including diet in American Prisons: Dinner – Monday, Mush and Molasses, Tuesday, Beef with soup and bread, Wednesday, Mush and Molasses…1 cm. chips to pages 1-3 not affecting text. Boards and spine lightly rubbed. Orig. half calf with green and black marbled boards, gilt title on spine. Good. Hardcover.