1854 Reports Relating to the Sanitary Condition of the City of London
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
First edition of Reports Relating to the Sanitary Condition of the City of London by John Simon.
Disbound, with the original cloth boards detached and the spine missing.
A scarce work, with only fourteen copies held in libraries.
John Simon was a significant pioneer of public health at a time of increasing awareness and study surrounding the causes of disease. Simon was the first Chief Medical Officer from 1855 to 1876.
The reports were initially addressed to the Commissioners of Sewers of the City of London, and originally printed only for the use of the corporation.
Disbound with the original publisher's cloth boards detached. The spine is missing. Externally, poor. There is some wear to the extremities of the boards. The first free endpaper and the title page are attached to the front board. Internally, generally firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean with the odd spot and light age toning.
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