Book Description

Fourth edition. Printed for T. Cadell and G. Robinson. London. 1779. Octavo. Lacking half-title, xxiv, 311pp. Full calf, contemporary boards with spine relaid, original boards showing small areas of surface wear. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering, blind tooling and leather label. Hinges reinforced. Some spotting. Medical Society of London circular stamp to title; Unobtrusive 'Withdrawn By The Wellcome Library' to verso of title page. Cleghorn, George (1716–1789), physician. Stationed in Minorca 1736-1749. The comprehensive introduction which covers the Minorquines, festivals, witchcraft and evil, climate, agriculture, wine, minerals, the natural history of the island, lists of plants and animals, together with the native names of several species, is followed by seven chapters on epidemical diseases, plus weather and Meteorological tables. "In the Year 1743, I began to keep a Diary of the Weather, to remark the Courfe of the Seafons, to describe the Difeafes they produced... Which Diary I continued, with no fmall Labour and Affiduity, in the midft of an extenfive Practice, both among the Englifh and Natives, till the Year 1749; when the Removal of the Regiment, in which I have the honour to ferve, obliged me to leave the Ifland, and furnifhed me with Leifure for revifing my Ovfervations" ESTC N10137
Author Cleghorn, George
Binding Full calf, contemporary boards, spine relaid
Publisher Printed for T. Cadell and G. Robinson. London.
Pages xxiv, 311pp

Friends of the PBFA

For £10 get free entry to our fairs, updates from the PBFA and more.

Please email for more information


Membership of the PBFA is open to anyone who has been trading in antiquarian and second-hand books for a minimum of two years subject to certain criteria.

Email to find out more, or complete the enquiry form.

complete the form