The Eastern or Turkish Bath: Its History, Revival in Britain, And Application to the Purposes of Health - Erasmus Wilson, F.R.S. 1861 - John Churchill, London - First Edition An interesting little work by the English surgeon and dermatologist Sir Erasmus Wilson (1809-84), for whom we can owe in great measure the habit of a daily bath. In 1869 he founded the chair and museum of dermatology in the Royal College of Surgeons, of which he was chosen president in 1881. Wilson also paid to bring the landmark Egyptian obelisk to London, after the Government refused to do so citing high transport costs.

With seven engravings in the introduction.
  Provenance: Walter Crouch, John Brindlay, with their signatures, and small number 3 indicating a later collection.

Duodecimo (binding size 16.9x10.8cm), pp. ii-xxxi [1] 167 [3].
  In contemporary binding of half calf over marbled boards, black morocco spine label lettered in gilt, trimmed edges tinted red, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Fine in very good binding, hinges at tail of spine starting, rubbing along edges and to boards, small area of wear to front free endpaper.   Ref: 110226   Price: HK$ 1,800