London: Printed for James Partridge, stationer to his Royal Highness, George, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, and sold at his shop at the Post-house between Charing-cross and White Hall, 1685. 1685. Rare second edition. Octavo 14 x 8 ½ cm. (Title page is A2.)A2-4 B-L8 Lacking initial blank only. This is stated as second edition, much rarer than the first (see below). The first issued in 1678, with the Estc locating only five US copies. This copy is bound in 19th century quarter calf trimmed a little close at the bottom sometimes cropping the catch words. DNB: (Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 25
Harvey, Gideon by Joseph Frank Payne [Wood's Athenæ Oxon. ii. 957, ed. 1721; Peacock's English-speaking Students at Leyden (Index Society), 1883, p. 47; Harvey's Works; Munk's Coll. of Phys. ii. 10 (1878).]
Wing H1058, ESTC Citation No. R22533: one US copy located.
U.S. National Library of Medicine. Item #844
"In 1678 he [Harvey] was called ... to attend a nobleman, 3rd Baron Mohun, who died in October 1677 as the result of a wound received while acting as second in a duel. Harvey pleading that he was commanded by the king to write an account of the case, made it the occasion of virulent personal attacks, under feigned names, o the other physicians concerned." DNB.
Harvey's works have, a lively and witty style, though the humour is often very rough. They reflect light on medical customs and persons of the time, and thus have interesting and historical value.