Dansville, N.Y. Austin, Jackson & Co., Publishers; Mason, Baker & Pratt, 142 & 144 Grand St., N.Y., 1874. A later printing. 8vo (7.5 x 5.25 inches), original brick red cloth, gilt lettering, 537, ,  pages. Frontis portrait, inserted view of "Our Home on the Hill." Slightly rubbed and bumped and lightly soiled and foxed; one gathering a trifle sprung; a very good copy. Item #20325
Hygiene reform, diet, and water cure treatments as the solution to a number of common maladies, from the pioneering abolitionist, water cure doctor, vegetarian and dress reform advocate Jackson, proprietor of the water-cure resort, "Our Home on the Hillside." (Jackson's health reforms proved an influence on his patient Ellen G. White, founder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, who took his dietary ideas back to Battle Creek and incorporated them into Kellogg breakfast cereals.) This was Jackson's best-known book, "issued in twelve American editions between 1869 and 1889" (Atwater) and includes Harriet Austin's appended essay on "Baths, and how to take them." Atwater 1929 (1874 printing).