Health: Five lay sermons to working people. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1862
12mo. 90 pp. With frontispiece. Original stiff pebbled wrappers, decorated in blind, gilt stamped, top wrapper as well as first few gatherings detached. $35.00
First edition. "Three of these sermons were written for, and (shall I say?) preached some years ago, in one of the earliest missionary stations in Edinburgh" (preface). The sermons are entitled The doctor-our duties to him; His duties to us; Children, and how to guide them; Health; and Medical odds and ends.
Brown (1810-82), a Scottish physician and author, graduated from the University of Edinburgh and practiced as a physician in that city. His earliest writings were entirely on subjects relating to medicine. He later discovered his gift for writing and authored works of or related to poetry, art, human character, the scenery of Scotland, and the nature and ways of dogs. His reputation is based primarily upon his writings, including Horae Subsecivae, John Leech and other Papers, Rab and His Friends, and Marjorie Fleming: a Sketch.