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THOMSON, Arthur Saunders. Prize Thesis. Inaugural dissertation on the influence of climate on the health and mortality of the inhabitants of the different regions of the globe...

Edinburgh. John Carfae and Son, 1837. First edition.
8vo. x, 102pp. With a half-title and a hand-coloured engraved folding map. Original publisher's stiff mauve wrappers. Extremities lightly marked, some loss to head and foot of sunned spine. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of upper wrapper: 'To the Right Honble. The Earl / of Airlie, with the most / respectful compliments of / the Author'.
The sole edition, in original state, of a prize winning doctoral thesis submitted to the University of Edinburgh on medical climatology.

David Ogilvy, Ninth Earl of Airlie (1785-1849), British Army officer and slave trader.
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 17512