Plymouth, Mass. Ezra Collier, 1829. 8vo. 312,  pp. FIRST EDITION. Linen backed-boards, soiled, spine deteriorated, upper board nearly detached; browned and spotted, heavy in parts. Item #11690
First edition. “This volume is the production of a youth, who had scarce exceeded the age of minority, before death put a period to his labors. It is collected from the numerous manuscripts which he left at his death. These manuscripts were written at different periods of his life.” Parris (1806-27) was the son of the Rev. Bartlett Parris of Massachusetts and a child prodigy. He was accepted to university at the age of ten, distinguished himself as a student, and graduated at the age of fifteen. He entered medical school in Boston a year later, again distinguishing himself among his classmates, being awarded the Boylston Medical Prize for his dissertation Animal heat. He there completed his studies, and was awarded his medical degree at the age of nineteen, and immediately afterwards set up practice in Attleborough. He did two years later of an unknown terminal illness. BMC, XIX, 33; Sabin, 58842.