London: G. Strahan, 1733. 8vo. In three parts each with separate title. [vi], xxxii, [ii], 370 pp., plus 6-pages publisher's advertisements. FIRST EDITION. Three parts, separate titles for each part. 8vo. [vi], xxxii, [ii], 370 pp., plus 6 pages publisher's advertisements. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Modern calf, new endpapers; some minor browning, still a handsome copy. Item #10510
First edition of this celebrated book in which Cheyne discusses, among other subjects, the tendency towards suicide and the causes and cures of corpulence. His account of psychopathological disorders was probably the most read and widely influential English language psychiatric book published in the eighteenth century. In addition, Cheyne (1671-1743) treats the nature, cause, and cure of nervous distempers, detailing a variety of cases. G&M, 4840.