Publisher Information: London: C. Rivington, 1740. Cheyne, George (1671-1743). An essay on regimen. Together with five discourses, medical moral, and philosophical . . . 8vo. , xvi, iv, 344pp.; 6 unpaginated part-titles bound between pp. ii-iii (2nd series). London: C. Rivington and J. Leake, 1740. 205 x 132 mm. Paneled calf c. 1740, rebacked, corners rubbed, front free endpaper renewed. Faint dampstains on last 30 leaves, occasional minor spotting. Errata corrected in the margins. Early ownership signature on front pastedown. Book Id: 39671
First Edition. While Cheyne is best know for his works on gout (G-M 4487) and hypochondria (G-M 4840), these were really part of a continuing program of medical writing that stressed moderation in diet and drink and the exploration of aspects of the mind-body relationship. These topics, which occupied Cheyne from the 1720s until his death, made him one of the most widely read English medical writers. A second edition of Cheyne's Regimen was published the same year as the first. DSB. Wellcome II, 339.