London, Printed for Murray and Highley, 1801.
Octavo, viii, 44 pages.
Later papered boards (with the title in gilt on a strip of leather running the length of the spine) retaining the original plain blue wrappers with the title written in ink on the front cover; small chip to the foot of the spine; top inch of the half-title excised (presumably to remove the original owner's name, but fortunately leaving behind the inscription 'From the author'); trifling signs of use and age; a very good copy.
William Rowley (1742-1806), English physician and author, 'wrote on dropsy in 1770, ophthalmia 1771, gonorrhoea 1771, diseases of the breasts 1772, midwifery 1773, sore throat 1778, gout 1780, nervous diseases 1789, scarlet fever 1793, hydrocephalus 1790, mental diseases 1790. In some controversial pamphlets he attacked Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) ... for speaking severely of some cure for cancer practised by Rowley, and he wrote against vaccination.... His books contain nothing of value, and many of them are mere advertisements' ('Dictionary of National Biography').