Tryon.   Thomas     - Very rare.
The Good Houswife made a Doctor,
Or, Health's choice and sure friend: Being a Plain Way of Nature's own prescribing, to Prevent & Cure Most Diseases to Men, Women and Children, by Diet and Kitchen Physick only, being an Appendix to the Book entitled , The Way to Health, & or, a further demonstration of Philosophy therein contained. With some Remarks on the Practice of Physick and Chymistry. By Philotheos Physiologue, The Author of The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness. The Country-Man's Companion etc. London, Printed and Sold by Andrew Sowle, in Holloway-Lane, near Shoreditch.
FIRST EDITION. Circa 1688. Title page. 6pp Preface. 4pp Contents. 1-232. 6pp Advertisements. Pages evenly light browned with age throughout with some small staining occasionally. Page corners rounded. Full dark brown modern calf with blind tooling to boards and spine with brown label and gilt lettering. New end papers.
- Although Tryon did not put his name nor date on this book it is easy to place it due to the declaration on the title page -- 'being an Appendix to the Book entitled , The Way to Health, & or, a further demonstration of Philosophy therein contained----'. The 1st edition of The Way to Health is 1683. Oxford states 'nd' for the 1st edition of The Good Houswife, with a 2nd of 1692 on which Tryon's name first appears. Assuming Tryon took five years to write this supplement, we can place it's date at circa 1688. Tryon was a prolific writer of books on food and diet and also advocated vegetarianism. Oxford lists a total of 10 various titles under Tryon. Both books mentioned here are very rare items.

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