Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. First edition. 8vo (7.88 x 5.13 inches), original blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt lettering, 360 pages. Illus. in the text. Cheap paper somewhat toned throughout (cotton rag presumably being hard to come by during the Civil War); spine faded to tan, some light soiling and wear; a very good copy. Item #20330
Atwater 2242: "Lewis discusses the causes of consumption (e.g., impure air, dust, atmospheric moisture, etc.); the much exaggerated influence of climate in the production or amelioration of consumption; the considerable role that diet, alcohol, tobacco and dress (i.e., tight-lacing) play in producing the disease. . . . The most important part of this work, however, is the description of his own ten-week course of home exercise, illustrated in a series of 105 wood engravings."