RUSH, Benjamin. Essays, [Literary, Moral & Philosphical]. Philadelphia. 1798. ,378pp. Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt, leather label. A few abrasions to the leather, minor wear to extremities. Contemporary ownership signature on titlepage, minor foxing. Very good. A collection of essays by the famous Philadelphia doctor, covering a range of interesting subjects, including education of women, capital punishment, the use of the Bible in schools, prolonging life, vices of American Indians, the ill effects of tobacco upon health and society, an account of the Germans of Pennsylvania, and an essay on the sugar maple tree in the United States. There are also biographies and eulogies regarding Benjamin Lay, Anthony Benezet, Dr. William Cullen, and David Rittenhouse, and an account of the development of agriculture and government in Pennsylvania. Rush was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a prominent physician and thinker in the early days of the Republic. EVANS 34495. SABIN 74217. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Essays, [Literary, Moral & Philosphical].
Publication Date: 1798
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