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[Francois-Vincent Toussaint]:
Manners: Translated from the French of Les Moeurs: wherein the principles of Morality of Social Duties, viz. Piety, Wisdom, Prudence, Fortitude, Justice,Temperance, Love, Friendship, Humanity, &c. &c. &c. are described in all their branches; the obligations of them shewn to consist in our Nature; and the enlargement of them strongly enforced.

London: W. Johnston, 1749. First edition. xlvi, 211, [ix] index. Paper slightly yellowed, pages otherwise very good with a little faint foxing. Heraldic crest to pastedown, and the ownership name of Thos Davison, Ferry Hill, to the head of the title page. [In 1754, Davison founded 'Mr Davison's Hospital' '- for six unmarried women, to be daughters and widows of burgesses' in Newcastle: who knows but that this book may have stirred him to such an act?] 12mo, 17x10cms, edges sprinkled, in contemporary binding of full calf, spine with five raised bands, ruled and decorated gilt, rubbed, with a new label. Boards ruled gilt, a little crazed and marked. Firm, joints refurbished with Japanese tissue. A nice copy. VG+.

Price: 225.00


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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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Major, Henry:
The Teacher's Manual of Lessons on Domestic Economy.

London: Blackie, [1893]. Presumed first edition. viii, 436pp +(4), 8 adverts: illustrations in the text: lacks title page. Contents clean and fresh, with minor soiling to a few pages. In original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Firm and bright, some marks to lower board. A comprehensive, if rather prescriptive and scripted, teaching aid. [Edition uncertain: those listed on COPAC are all 1893.] VG-.

Price: 24.00


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[E.H. Bradby, edited by his son, G.F. Bradby]:
A New Boy's Letters from Rugby in 1839.

Rugby: George E. Over, The Rugby Press, 1898. 15pp. Booklet 210x140mm: upper staple rusty, lower staple gone. Contents clean and in good order. Laid into the original but now detached printed grey paper covers, which are soiled, with the spine split and chipped at the head. Scarce. G.

Price: 35.00


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Dorothy Quigley:
Success is for You.

London: Sands and Company, 1898. First edition. vi, 166, +6 adverts. Some foxing to endpapers: text very clean. 1905 ownership name to front free endpaper. In the original binding of green cloth, decorated and titled in black. Firm, with some soiling to cloth. Good copy of a scarce title. Very Good.

Price: 40.00


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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.
[Heavy Item]

Price: 75.00


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Harris, Mrs. Jo [Gertrude Marie]:
Mother, Child, and Home. A Problem of Today.

Lowestoft, F.Robinson & Co, n.d. [1914]. Presumed first edition. viii, 147pp, plus a guarded portrait frontis. With a foreword by the Rector of Lowestoft. In original green cloth binding, upper board lettered in gilt: cloth mottled and bubbling. Some staining to endpapers. Contents clean, binding firm. Very uncommon. Good.

Price: 25.00


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Williams, Rev Geo. H.:
Careers for our Sons. A Practical Handbook to the Professions and Commercial Life.

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1914. Fourth edition, revised throughout and enlarged. xii, 564pp + xxxii adverts, and with advertisement front endpapers. An unblemished vista of the prospects for the young immediately before the first World War, with much fascinating detail of training required, pay, prospects, where to apply, fares to the colonies, and much much more. In remarkably fresh condition, pages very clean and unmarked. In the original red cloth titled in bright gilt on stamped lettering-pieces to both front and spine. Spine ends slightly crimped, otherwise as new. Very Near Fine.

Price: 45.00


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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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Lady Kitty Vincent:
Good Manners.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1924]. First edition. 222pp. Some tanning to endpapers, page edges foxed, page surfaces clean and unmarked. 'Good Manners, says Lady Kitty Vincent, 'are the pneumatic tyres on the motor-car of life.' Firm, in the original binding of bright blue cloth titled in gilt. Spine bright, corners sharp, boards with some pale marks. In protected dust jacket, foxed and tanned, with some wear to edges. Nice copy of a title scarce in any edition. Very Good.

Price: 80.00


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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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The Matron of Cow and Gate:
The Toddler.

n.d. [1952]. Presumed first and only edition. 59pp, illustrated with photographs and line drawings, printed in sepia and pale blue. Unused Enquiry Form at back. Stapled booklet in lovely condition, charmingly produced and packed with sensible advice. 'Robin' is used throughout as the toddler's name in the scenarios described, this being the name of the writer's own child. All very clean, but with a knock near base of spine, otherwise a fine copy. Very Good+.

Price: 28.00


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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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Michael Pearson:
The Millionaire Mentality.

London: Secker and Warburg, 1961. First edition. 218pp. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp, with slight sunning to top edge of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, fraying slightly at the edges, with a closed tear and a small chip to bottom of front panel. A good copy. ['What are the qualities of mind and character required to build a fortune from nothing - and how can they be cultivated?...Pearson has interviewed and studied the careers of dozens of self-made millionaires..'] VG+ in G dust-jacket.

Price: 25.00


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Murphy, Joseph:
Mental Poisons and their Antidotes.

California: Willing Publishing Co [and Fowler, UK], 1962. Reprint. 28-page octavo stapled booklet. Fowler (UK distributor)'s small label on title page. Contents very clean and fresh and unmarked. Maroon and white thin card covers firm and bright, with a little minor soiling to the back. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: 18.00


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