Tea and Coffee: their physical, intellectual and moral effects on the human system, by Dr. Wm. A. Alcott.

Boston: Samuel Harris, 3 Cornhill, 1846.

Duodecimo, stab-sewn on cord (15 x 9,5 cm.), 99 pages. Stated "3rd stereotype ed.”; originally issued 1836 by New York’s phrenological publishing house, Fowler & Wells. The first American work on the physiological effects of tea and coffee. Stab sewn on cord; lacking wrappers, though a bit of residue at the spine indicates a salmon colored wrapper. Light foxing and soil throughout; title page has some spots that have been rubbed through, though not effecting text. Final leaf has a 3 x 5 cm. piece lacking from the lower outside corner, not effecting text. Good or a bit better. [OCLC locates just one copy of this printing (Old Sturbridge Village Library) and a total of forty-one copies of all fifteen 19th century printings; Mueller, Bibliographie des Kaffee, Kakao, Tee, etc., page 5; not in Cagle].

Price: $500.00