Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, . 8vo. xiv, 370 pp. FIRST EDITION. With 3 plates. Original green boards, gilt decoration to upper cover and spine. A fine copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket. From the library of Ralph Hermon Major, with his bookplate. Item #11687
First edition. A vivid historical novel, The Torch recreates the life of Hippocrates, his efforts to rid medicine of superstition and replace it with scientific proof, his life in the court in Macedonia, his treatment of the epilepsy of Penelope, and more.