Item #21012 An Essay on Abstinence from Animal Food, as a Moral Duty. Joseph Ritson.
An Essay on Abstinence from Animal Food, as a Moral Duty

An Essay on Abstinence from Animal Food, as a Moral Duty

London: Richard Phillips, 1802. Full leather. Impassioned early 19th century essays by Joseph Ritson (1752-1803) on the physical and spiritual merits of vegetarianism. The 1802 1st edition, bound in a mid-19th century full-morocco by J. Clarke of London. Raised bands, 6 compartments (4 of which show intricate gilt-tooling and design, 2 of which show blindstamped titling). Octavo, lovely marbled endpapers and pastedowns, all edges gilt. Attractive gilt-designed turn-ins. A bit of light, forgiveable foxing through the text, a touch of very light scuffing and offsetting to the panels, otherwise very clean and well-preserved, with no names, plates, writing, etc. Chapter headings include: "Animal food not natural to man"; "Animal food not necessary for the purpose or strength or corpulency"; "Animal food the cause of cruelty and ferocity" Very Good. Item #21012

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