345pp. blue cloth sm 8vo: Good+/no dj [foxing of endpp. & age browning of edges; ink name stamp blacked out on pastedown; else a nice clean, complete & tight copy] A self-help volume associated with the Life Extension Institute, which was also a proponent of eugenics. "Big Bill" Taft was President of the United States from 1908-13.
Minor edge soiling, G. Taft's prefaces discuss wars. Chapters on food, air, poisons, activity, public, mental & race hygiene, weight, exercise, alcohol, tobacco, colds, mortality, eugenics. Authorized by & Prepared in Collaboration with the Hygiene Reference Board of the Life Extension Institute. Nineteenth Edition, Completely Revised. NY & London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1932. xxxi, 371 pages, publisher's ads. Frontispiece of William H. Taft, few halftone plates, Philippinos & soldier walking, good & bad shoes, x-rays of feet, teeth, drawings of exercises. 7.25x5", paperback.
Good+ in NO jacket. Authorized by & prepared in collaboration with the Hygiene Reference Board of the Life Extension Institute, Inc. 7.25" tall; 461pp including index + 11pp of glossy b/w photos of members of the Board; blue cover with white lettering front & spine (a bit chipped); b/w glossy frontis of President Taft; fold-out chart; moisture damage to bottom back cover; browning to free front endpage & prev. owner's name & notations; soiling to fore edge.
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