THÉVENOT, Melchisédec (1620-1692). The Art of Swimming. London: John Lever, 1764. 12° (160 x 95mm). Engraved frontispiece and 40 plates. (Last two plates and some other leaves torn, sometimes with minor loss, spotting.) Original paper wrappers, uncut (worn).
SECOND ENGLISH EDITION. The first edition was published posthumously in Paris in 1696 by Thomas Moette as L'Art de Nager (which is claimed, in the preface, to be 'the first treatise of this kind that has ever appeared in the French Tongue'). It was followed by an English edition in 1699. EESTC T82745.