Rochester, N. Y. Steam Press of C. D. Tracy & Co., Evening Express Office, 1862. First edition. 12mo, original sheep spine and cloth tips, marbled boards, 144 pages. Fragile sheep joints rubbed and a bit cracked, but sound; some general light rubbing; some light, scattered foxing; a very good copy. Item #18773
The text of seven popular lectures delivered to lay audiences (the endorsements in the rear would suggest in western and central New York as well as Wisconsin), generally meant to argue for the electrical basis of both diagnosis and treatment of common ailments brought on by an imbalance of electrical forces; a notice toward the rear of the volume notes the sale of Wells’ Double Current Electro-Magnetic Machine, manufactured by Dr. Thomas Hall of Boston and available for $14 (without the treating instruments) or $20 with the instruments. Errata slip mounted before the title page (with the corrections made in pencil by an early hand in the text). Early pencil notes and diagrams about electricity and magnetism to the rear blank and rear free endpaper. Atwater 3738.