New York: Printed by W. Mitchell, 265 Bowery... for Dr. H. Shepheard Moat... 1834.
Octavo (18.5 x 11.5 cm.), 228 pages. Stated Fifth Edition. An American issue of the primary work of the British quack-physician James Morison "the Hygeist" (1768-1840), flogging uses of his Hygeian Vegetable Universal Medicine. The book contains "the Hygeist's account of his own cause of cure, as extracted from Morisoniana"; "origin of life, and causes of disease"; "a short treatise, on the original cause of the small pox virus, by Thomas Moat; "A letter addressed to the honorouable Court of Directors of the United East India Company, proposing an easy and safe remedy for the prevention and cure of the cholera morbus of India"; "Progress of the Hygeian theory towards universal estimation throughout the United States", followed by annual updates. Some light water staining to parts of text block, but interior otherwise clean and sound. Hinges started; in worn but legible original paper-covered boards, printed with the lengthy title, and on the rear panel a "list of Agents selling Morison's Hygeian Vegetable Medicines. Good or better. [OCLC locates three copies of this edition].