Philadelphia: Published at No. 108 Chestnut Street. Stereotyped by L. Johnson 1830. First Edition. [2-volume title], 390, [4-extra to Journal of Health) pages. 8vo. 1/4 leather over marbled boards. Leather worn, age darkened at spine. Rear joint starting at bottom. While the spine labeling notes "Journal of Health | Vol I. | Improved ed." and we find listings of at least four "improved editions" in online listings, we find no indication of later printings internally. Copyright August 17, 1830 by Henry H. Porter on copyright notice. Nice lithograph as a frontispiece showing an old man with two younger people. "By various sports, o'er hills, through vallies & by rivers' brink, is life both sweeten'd & prolong'd" (labeled "Childs Lith." and P. A.) Spotting. toning, and staining throughout. Good. Boards. 
The first annual of this early Journal, with volume title page and issues No 1, Vol 1 (Sept 9, 1829) through No 24, vol I (August 25, 1830) complete. This volume includes a four page extra noting it is published semi-monthly with the balance containing endorsements from many people. Jan 13, 1830 (the first issue for 1830) No. 9 Vol 1 starts on page .