New York: Mason Brothers, 1860. First edition? 8vo, original cloth, gilt lettering, 348, 48 pages. Cloth substantially eroded on each joint, leaving the muslin exposed; some staining to the cloth and and faint tide-mark at the lower margins and lower gutter throughout; a good, sound copy. Item #17614
From this long time Michigan homeopath who later gave up medicine to refine petroleum comes a manual to avoid the fundamental causes of diseases (excessive labor, spirits, narcotics, etc.) with a special 48-page supplement (as published) on “Marriage and its violations,” which covers sexual ethics, abortion, venereal diseases, etc. Cordasco 60-0529 (noting two issues of the 1860 imprint); see Atwater 1056, which notes an 1860 edition with the Mason Brothers imprint mounted on a slip over the imprint “Published by the author.”.