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Tea.- Ovington (John) An Essay upon the Nature and Qualities of Tea, Wherein are shown, I. The soil and climate where it grows. II. The various kinds of it. III. The rules for chusing what is best. IV. The means of preserving it. V. The several virtues for which it is fam'd, first edition, engraved folding frontispiece (repaired and laid down), very light damp-staining to margin, contemporary half calf, gilt, [Henrey 277; Wing 0700], 8vo, for R. Roberts, 1699.

⁂ Ovington's encomium on tea that extols its ability to among other cure "Gout and Stone" among other ailments. It was later satirised in John Waldron's Satyr Against Tea.

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Tea.- Ovington (John) An Essay upon the Nature and

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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