London: Longmans, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1830.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Title continues: Being an Attempt to Deduce from the Phenomena of Nature such Rules of Living as May Greatly Tend to Correct the Evil and Restore the Health of Mankind to its Pristine Health and Vigour; forming a Code of Health and Long Life Founded on Principles Fixed and Indisputable. 8vo, pp x, 323. Original calf boards rebacked with later spine. Light foxing to first and last few pages, else very clean; binding sound. Pinney, who was neither a physician nor a scientist but was quite sure he knew the key to longevity, was also the author of The Alternative: Disease and Premature Death or Health and Long Life (1838), The Antidote for the Causes that Abridge the Natural Term Of Human Existence: And An Outline Of The Organs And Functions Subservient To Life (1847); The Duration of Human Life and its Three Eras (1856), and A Key to the Attainment of the Full Term of Life (1860). This book includes chapters on exercise, early rising, bathing, eating well, etc.