London: Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1803.
Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #14421
Professionally Respined with black spine labels and gilt rulings, light foxing, light edgewear, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcovers. ; Full mottled calf binding with modern respine and modern black spine labels. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Merriman on front paste-downs of both volumes. Two of two volumes, complete. Volume One is the 1796 Third Edition; Volume Two is the 1803 Second Edition. Classic advice on the conduct of life from physician and author John Aikin to his eldest son, Arthur Aikin. Clearly the effort worked, as "Arthur Aikin, FLS, FGS (19 May 1773 – 15 April 1854) was an English chemist, mineralogist and scientific writer, and was a founding member of the Chemical Society (now the Royal Society of Chemistry). He first became its Treasurer in 1841, and later became the Society's second President." - Wikipedia. ; xii, 348; viii, 341, (1 ad) pages.