Memoirs of a Stomach. Written by himself, that all who eat may read; edited by a minister of the interior.

London: Chapman and Hall, [circa 1856].

Small octavo (17 x 11 cm.), xvi, 135 pages. Illustrated. Stated "Seventh Edition, revised, with additions". "Memoirs of a Stomach, though seemingly spoofish, articulates issues of the relationship between imperial mind and digestive body in mid-nineteenth-century terms" ( Sydney Whiting (1820/21-1875) was a UK barrister, poet, and author whose works often, though not here, exhibit themes of science fiction. Those works include Heliondé: or Adventures in the Sun (1854). Clean and sound, in tan, half-calf, with marbled boards, raised bands, gilt-titled spine label in red morocco. Gutter of front board started, but holding; otherwise very good. [OCLC locates twenty-one copies of all printings, 1850-1885].

Price: $200.00