Memoirs of a Stomach. Written by Himself, That All Who Eat May Read. Edited by a Minister of the Interior

By: Whiting, Sydney

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SCARCE MID-19TH CENTURY HUMOROUS BRITISH ACCOUNT OF THE MIND-STOMACH RELATIONSHIP WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 7 3/4 inches tall hardcover, green cloth binding, cover blindstamped with gilt title,small embossed bookseller seal to front flyleaf, half-title page lacking, title page with fantasy wood engraving with verse from Love's Astronomy (the complete poem pp 89-91), xvi, 135 pp, [6 Opinions of the Press] LAID IN autograph letter, signed, "Dear Mrs. Danberry, I have the pleasure to send you by post a certain little work with a quaint title which you [illegible] a desire to peruse, but I firmly hope that in any case a perfect enjoyment of good health will always [illegible] with a thousand thanks for the charming afternoon of Monday last Believe me Dear Mrs. Danberry, Very sincerely yours, Sydney Whiting, Manor House, Westbourne Green, July 11th." Covers rubbed, corners and spine ends worn, top of front joint worn, binding tight, pages age-toned but unmarked. Though seemingly spoofish, the book articulates issues of the relationship between imperial mind and digestive body in mid-nineteenth-century terms. Of note, a neural circuit connecting the gut and brain was recently identified by researchers at Duke University [M.M. Kaelberer et al. Science 361:1219 (2018)]. This copy not dated but 4th edition listed in WorldCat as 1854. Very good - in custom mylar archival cover. SYDNEY WHITING (1820 - 1875) was a British barrister, poet, and author of A Literary Melange of Prose and Verse (1846), Helionde; or, Adventures in the Sun (1855), and Poems (1873). He was best known for Memoirs of a Stomach, first published in 1853 followed by numerous editions, although scarce today.

Title: Memoirs of a Stomach. Written by Himself, That All Who Eat May Read. Edited by a Minister of the Interior

Author Name: Whiting, Sydney

Categories: Medicine, Gastroenterology, Society,

Edition: Fourth edition

Publisher: London, W. E. Painter: [1854]

Inscription: Includes autograph letter signed by author

Seller ID: 923

Keywords: diet; digestion; food; gastroenterology; society; humor; autograph letter signed