The Natural, Experimental, and Medicinal History of the Mineral Waters of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire, particularly those of Scarborough. Wherein, They are carefully examined and compared, their Contents discovered and divided, their Uses shewn and explained, and an Account given of their Discovery and Alterations. Together with the Natural History of the Earths, Minerals and Fossils through which the Chief of them pass. Thomas SHORT.
The Natural, Experimental, and Medicinal History of the Mineral Waters of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire, particularly those of Scarborough. Wherein, They are carefully examined and compared, their Contents discovered and divided, their Uses shewn and explained, and an Account given of their Discovery and Alterations. Together with the Natural History of the Earths, Minerals and Fossils through which the Chief of them pass.

The Natural, Experimental, and Medicinal History of the Mineral Waters of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire, particularly those of Scarborough. Wherein, They are carefully examined and compared, their Contents discovered and divided, their Uses shewn and explained, and an Account given of their Discovery and Alterations. Together with the Natural History of the Earths, Minerals and Fossils through which the Chief of them pass.

Five engraved plates (four folding). 10 p.l., xxii, 359, [3] pp. Large 4to, later 18th-cent. mottled sheep, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed for the Author & sold by F. Gyles, 1734.

First edition of this publication sponsored by the Royal Society. Short (1690?-1772), physician, established his practice at Sheffield, and wrote a series of books on mineral waters, tea and other beverages, and medicine in general. He made several journeys to visit the mineral springs of Yorkshire and of other parts of England, becoming an expert on the medicinal uses and analysis of water. Following thirty years of research in the chemical analysis of mineral waters, in 1766 he published the first attempt to systematize tests, entitled Institutes, or, An Introduction to the Examination of Mineral Waters.

Fine and fresh copy.

❧ Hirsch, V, pp. 251-52. ODNB.

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