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A.F.M. Willich:
Lectures on Diet and Regimen: Being a Systematic Inquiry into the most rational means of preserving health and prolonging life: together with physiological and chemical explanations, calculated chiefly for the use of families, in order to banish the prevailing abuses and prejudices in Medicine.

London: T.N. Longman & O. Rees, 1800. Third edition. [ii], 674. 19thC armorial bookplates to front pastedown and to front fly: the latter covering an early ownership name. Contents faintly toned but very clean, with a small stain to the head of the first half-dozen pages. In a contemporary binding of quarter calf with marbled boards with vellum corners, spine ruled gilt and with a black label with floral decoration. Firm, boards very rubbed, spine battered but restored with Japanese tissue, rich brown and gilt bright. An attractive volume and a very good read. Very Good+.

Price: 120.00


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Thomas Howard:
On the Loss of Teeth; and on the means of restoring them. [cover title: Howard on the Teeth]

London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1857. No earlier printings listed. 61, (i), [1]; complete with frontis with folding flap. Repaired damaged copy. The plate and and most of the pages in the first half of the book each have a neat professional repair to a two-inch horizontal tear from the inner margin. The first few pages have a little minor soiling and creasing, and their bottom corners have been eroded. The plate, drawn in blue, shows a woman's profile radically transformed (when the flap is lifted) from that of an old crone to that of a beautiful woman - effected, we are told, by the use of Artificial Teeth, - supplied by himself. New yellow endpapers. All edges gilt. In the original bottle-green cloth decorated in blind, titled to the front in gilt. Some pale splash marks, and some of gilt rubbed, corner restored. Good firm copy. [The final leaf informs us that the Author is Surgeon Dentist to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury; also that he is At Home from Eleven till Four.] VG-.

Price: 60.00


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The New Temperance Primer.

London: Printed at the Catnach Press by W.S. Fortey, n.d. [?1870-1885?]. First or early edition. Chapbook, 8pp, 25x18.5cms, illustrated with cuts. Includes: [The] Drunkard's Looking Glass, The Tree of Dissipation, Close the Alehouse Door, alphabet rhymes, Good Drinks for Good Children, The Life of a Drunkard, The Drunkard's Dream, The Drunkard's Catechism, and several untitled verses. Vertical and horizontal creases from former folding. Frayed edges professionally made good: legible, viable and complete, and sewn into paper wrappers. [Appears to precede the copies of this title listed on Copac, which also comprise 8pp, but are published from Fortey's Juvenile Book Warehouse, with supposed date c.1890: whereas Catnach Press publications, such as this, are thought to be c.1860-1885. Of the several poems in the present copy, none is titled "An Interesting Picture of Drunkenness", which is referred to in the catalogue data of the later edition: so the text here may differ considerably from that of the later copies.] Extremely scarce: good copy. Very Good.

Price: 140.00


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Henry Varley:
The Combined Lecture to Men and Curse of Manhood; delivered to three thousand men in Exeter Hall, London (in 1887). Containing invaluable information for young men, and all those who are married.

London: Alfred Holness; and John Kensit [1901]. Twentieth Edition. 'The Red Edition'. 96pp. Passionate advocacy of retention of seed. Text clean and in good order. Title page has considerable soiling and an eroded corner. 19.5x12.5cms, in a new binding of grey paper-covered boards, ruled to the front, on which is laid a good quality copy of the stained title page. Good.

Price: 80.00


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A Well-Known Physician:
Medical Advice Directory for the home.

London: Published for the proprietors by Andrew Melrose, n.d. [c.1905]. Presumed first and only edition. 247pp: with advertisements at ends, and on alternate pages throughout. Advice of the day, arranged alphabetically by 'Complaint' on a sort of continuous spreadsheet of three columns, with 'Symptoms' described and 'Treatment' briskly delivered in the other columns. Typewriters, children's literature and insurance advertised, besides remedies for everything. Contents in good order, with a litte foxing at front and back. Quarto, firm in pictorial boards with a dark cloth spine. Boards soiled and marked, edges scuffed. G.
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Price: 75.00


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Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, translated by Harold F. Rubinstein, with an Introduction by Sir W.H.Hadow:
Rhythm, Music and Education.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1921. First edition. xv, 257pp, 16pp Musical Supplement, (ii). Illustrated with 12 plates of photographs, including a guarded frontis portrait. Endpapers browned. Occasional minor foxing, slightly obtrusive on a few pages, and with a couple of spots to closed fore-edge: contents otherwise unmarked. In the original binding of smooth navy cloth titled in gilt. Firm and clean, with extremities slightly bumped. Very Good.

Price: 75.00


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William E. Blatz:
The Five Sisters. A study of the Dionne quintuplets.

London: Dent, 1939. First UK edition. 194pp, illustrated with photographs. Title & half-title foxed, contents otherwise very good and fresh, with foxing to some margins. Text block top edge blue, fore-edge peppered with spotting. In the original binding of blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, firm, square and clean, boards bright, with some fading to spine and to top edge of lower board. A very nice little-used copy. Very Good.

Price: 30.00


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Anthony M. Ludovici:
The Child: An Adult's Problem

London: Carroll and Nicholson, 1948. First edition. 288pp. Contents clean and unmarked: front endpapers have very slight toning or soiling. In the original binding of glazed lurid green cloth, spine titled in gilt: firm, sharp and bright, with slight blunting of spine ends. In the protected unclipped pale green pictorial dust jacket, with paint specks to the rear panel, light soiling to the front, and darkening or soiling to the spine. A little knocked to the edges, scuffs at the corners, and fraying to the spine ends. A very good copy of a scarce title by this controversial author. Very Good+ in G dust-jacket.

Price: 80.00


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Alfred Kindsey, et al:
Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male.

Philadelphia and London: W.B. Saunders Company, 1949. Ninth printing. 804pp. Contents very fresh and clean. In the original binding of maroon cloth, spine titled in gilt on black lettering-pieces. Firm, clean and bright, corners sharp, base of spine knocked, head slightly blunted. An exceptionally nice copy. VG+.

Price: 40.00


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George Winslow Plummer, [G.L. Plummer on jacket]: with a foreword by Claude Bragdon:
Consciously Creating Circumstances.

West Hoathly and London: Derricke Ridgway, 1953. First edition. Author was a Rosicrucian Supreme Magus. Contents clean and unmarked, with some very minor faint foxing to half a dozen pages. In the original binding of grey-green cloth, spine titled in black, clean and firm, with a knock to bottom corner of lower board. In the protected unclipped dust jacket: lower panel has a short closed tear near the spine, otherwise very good. Endorsement from P.D. Ouspensky's first translator in foreword, copied on front flap, and early advertisement for L.Ron Hubbard's Self-Analysis in Dianetics on back panel. Very Good in very good dust-jacket.

Price: 45.00


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Franz Rosenthal:
The Herb: Hashish versus Medieval Muslim Society.

Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1971. First edition. [vi], 212pp. Ex-library copy, so the copyright page is stamped and the front free endpaper is prettily bedecked with labels and stamps. Contents very clean. Book knocked to upper fore-edge, denting edge of jacket and boards, and buckling the outer edges of the pages throughout. In the original binding of green cloth titled in gilt: unmarked, bright and firm. Small surface puncture to both front and back boards. In the protected green dust jacket. This is bright and clean, with two small marks to the front panel (one of which is a puncture), and slight darkening near the foot of the spine where a label was. Minor scuffs at extremities. Very nice ex-library copy with a knock. VG.

Price: 280.00


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Michael Tierra; edited by Lesley Gunsaulus:
East West Master Course in Herbology. 36 lessons in 3 volumes.

Santa Cruz: 1981. Presumed first edition. Unpaginated, roughly 800pp in all, with illustrations and tables, and with green blank leaves between sections. A4, with laminated thin card pictorial covers, in red plastic comb binders. A very large repository of lore from Ayurveda and other sources. An enclosed letter explains that the course is affiliated to the Institute for Complementary Medicine. In very fresh condition, and appears complete, although it lacks the first lesson's question sheet, and the second and third lessons' question sheets have been filled in. Very Good+.
[EXTRA Heavy Item]

Price: 85.00


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Margarete Kirchner-Bockholt:
Fundamental Principles of Curative Eurythmy.

London: Temple Lodge, 1992. First printing of this translation. [viii], 183pp. Very fresh clean unmarked paperback: appears unread. Large format, pink covers, spine slightly faded. Very Good+.

Price: 20.00


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Sharne Rolfe:
Rethinking Attachment for Early Childhood Practice. [Inscribed copy]

London: Allen & Unwin 2004. First UK edition. 255pp. Very clean and fresh copy, appears unread. Half title with warm inscription by the author. Paperback: covers also as new. Fine.

Price: 25.00


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