First Annual Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Rhode Island, for the Year Ending Dec. 31, 1878

First Annual Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Rhode Island, for the Year Ending Dec. 31, 1878

Providence: E.L. Freeman & Co., Printers to the State, 1879. 200 pp. Tipped in sheet at ffep that reads, “With the compliments of The Secretary of the State Board of Health, Office 17 College St., Providence, R.I.” Brown boards, blindstamped with the word “Hope” and anchor symbol, spine title in gilt. Includes an attractive color fold-out map, approximately 9.5” x 11.5”, “Engraved for the Rhode Island Edition of Warren’s Common School Geography” (Copyright, 1877, by Cowperthwait & Co., Philadelphia). About 25 pages have a half-inch water stain at top edge, not affecting text or map. VG or better. Includes sections on The Treatment of the Drowned (with illustrations), The Prevention of Kerosene Accidents, The Dietetic Value of Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages, and The Causes of Ill Health Among Women. The premiere edition of this report, complete with map, issued after the Board of Health was created by the RI Legislature in 1877. No copies found in OCLC or auction records. Item #344

Price: $200.00