Boston: Jonathan Howe, 1830. Early reprint of the first edition, published the previous year in Columbus. 8vo. 192 pp. Original linen-backed boards. Provenance: Mordecai Sweeney (1833 inscription on pastedown). Binding rubbed / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Item #401879
Robinson delivered his lectures in Cincinnati, Ohio having never met Dr. Samuel Thomson, though presenting himself as an early advocate of the doctor's work and teaching. Like Thomson, Robinson was a self-taught herbalist, and became a follower of "Thomsonian Medicine." This alternative system was widely popular in the 19th century. Cordasco 30-0764.