E. W. Allen. London. 1885.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). xx,120pp. Some foxing to the blank endpapers but the text pages are generally clean throughout. In a very fine full red morocco leather binding, by Gowans and Gray. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt. The compartments double ruled and fully decorated in gilt. Both boards with elaborate gilt decorative borders. Each corner also decorated with burgundy and tan leather onlays. Board edges piped in gilt. Highly decorative gilt border panels to the inner boards, surrounding moire silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Binding just a little rubbed but overall a better than very good copy of this scarce work, arguing against the use of vaccines to prevent disease. Copac shows only three copies listed, at Oxford, Cambridge and the British Library. --- Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853–1907. By Nadja Durbach; Page 254.