First Edition. 4to. 37 leaves; the
Lettera ad una sposa begins on sig. H
i, page 57.
This edition not in the
Not in Eloy.
Not in the
Surgeon General’s Library Catalogue.
Jefferson’s manuscript and the early Library of Congress printed catalogues call for a
Trattati Fisica del Cocchi, those subsequent to that of 1815 giving also the imprint Londra 1762.
The 1849 catalogue omits the
Trattati Fisica, but assigns to the Jefferson Library
Del Matrimonio . . . Londra 1762, as above.
No work entitled
Trattati Fisica appears in the bibliographies, and
Cocchi, Del Matrimonio appears to be the only one of Cocchi’s works printed in London in 1762. A second edition was printed in Paris in the same
Antonio Cocchi, 1695-1758, “il filosofo mugellano”, Italian antiquary, scholar, and doctor of medicine[,] was a friend of Newton and of
Short on tea.
1815 Catalogue, page 41. no. 54.
Discourses on Tea, Sugar, Milk, Made-Wines, Spirits, Punch, Tobacco, &c. with Plain and Useful Rules for Gouty People. By
Thomas Short, M.D.
London: printed for
T. Longman and
First Edition. 8vo. 217 leaves.
Not in Lowndes.
Surgeon General’s Library Catalogue I, xii, 983.
Thomas Short, 1690-1772, English physician.
Baynard on cold Bathing.
1815 Catalogue, page 39. no. 55, as above.
Ψυχρολουσια: or, the History of Cold Bathing: Both Ancient and Modern In Two Parts. The First, written by Sir John Floyer, of Lichfield, Kt. The Second, treating of the genuine Use of Hot and Cold Baths . . . By Dr. Edward Baynard, Fellow of the College of Physicians, London. The
Second Edition, with large Additions, and a Copious Index.
London: Printed for
Sam. Smith, and
8vo. 2 parts in 1. 250 leaves; the Second Part has separate signatures and pagination and a caption title.
Surgeon General’s Library Catalogue I, v, 17.
Jefferson occasionally explained his practice as to cold bathing in letters to his friends. To James Maury he wrote from Monticello
on June 16, 1815: “
Your practice of the cold bath thrice a week during the winter, and at the age of 70. is a bold one, which I should not, a
priori, have pronounced salutary. but all theory must yield to experience, and every constitution has it’s own laws. I have
for 50. years bathed my feet in cold water every morning
as you mention)
and having been remarkably exempted from colds (
not having had one in every 7. years of my life on an average)
I have supposed it might be ascribed to that practice. when we see two facts accompanying one another for a long time we
are apt to suppose them related as cause and effect.
John Floyer, 1649-1734, was the English physician who sent Samuel Johnson to be touched by Queen Anne for the king’s evil.
The dedication of this work to the Royal College of Physicians is dated from Lichfield, October 6, 1702, the end of Part I
from Lichfield, March 25, 1701, and the Postscript, addressed to Dr. Baynard, September 28, 1702.
Edward Baynard, 1641-fl. 1719, English physician, is said to have been the ‘Horoscope’ of Garth’s