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POISSONNIER DESPERRIERES, Antoine. Traité sur les maladies des gens de mer. 

Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1780.

8vo (195x126 mm), xxxix-(1)-508 pages and one folding plate.  binding : Contemporary full calf, triple gilt fillet on covers, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece, gilt edges. Binding worn, upper cracked. A few waterstains. 

Second revised and enlarged edition of this important treaty, which is part of the efforts of the Franch Navy Academy since 1759 to counter the effects of epidemics on the King's ships, including scurvy.

references: Polak [7657].

Price : 280 €

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