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Handley, Rima:
A Homeopathic Love Story: The Story of Samuel and Melanie Hahnemann.

California: North Atlantic Books and Homeopathic Educational Services, 1990. First edition. xii, 252pp. Unread copy, very fresh and clean. Large format paperback (9" tall). Queen Elizabeth II's physician Dr Ronald W.Davey writes: 'At last we have a serious and enchanting book which approaches the story of these extraordinary people in a historical and critical light..... This book is a must for any lover of biography as well as anyone interested in the history of medicine or homeopathy.' Fine.

Price: £10.00


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Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount S. Alban [Sir Francis Bacon]:
The Historie of Life and Death. With Observations Naturall and Experimentall for the Prolonging of Life.

London: Printed by I. Okes, for Humphrey Mosley, 1638. First edition. [xiv]*, 323pp +[blank]. The imprimatur leaf has small repairs to its slightly frayed edges, and an 1826 ownership name in sepia to the back of it has bled through to the front. No other marks. Pages in very good order, tanned at the edges. 12mo, c.14.3x8.8cms, in the early or original blind-ruled brown calf boards, with a new blind-ruled brown calf spine with off-white endpapers. A very nice and complete copy. *[The unpaginated prelims consist of (ii) imprimatur, (iii) engraved title, (v) title, (vii-xi) Mosley's dedication, (xii-xiv) To the Living and Posterity/ to the Reader. i, iv, & vi are blanks.] Very Good.

Price: £820.00


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Thomae Bartholini Casp. F.
Anatomia ex Caspari Bartholini Parentis Institutionibus, Omniumque Recentiorum & propriis Observationibus, Tertium ad sanguinis Circulationem Reformata Cum Iconibus novis accuratissimis.

Lugdunum Batavorum (Leiden): Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1651. First edition. [xiv], 576, [13]; with additional engraved title, a portrait, and 74 anatomical plates (all called for), of which 6 are folding. Latin text. Professional tissue repairs to top edges of first five leaves, and to some of the foldout plates. Superb plates, and contents overall very good, with minor toning or soiling to the margins, and, in some cases, a small tide stain. In recent quarter calf, spine titled and ruled in gilt, with marbled boards with corners of vellum. A beautiful copy. Very Good+.

Price: £980.00


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Bourdet, Chirurgien Dentiste de la Reine:
Soins Faciles pour la Proprete de la Bouche et pour la Conservation des Dents.

Paris: chez Jean-Thomas Hérissant, 1759. First edition. (2) (blank), [ii], 132pp (incl 131-2: Table des Chapitres); (iv) (Approbation, Privilege du Roi); (4) (blanks). Text clean, blank leaves a little foxed. Original marbled endpapers. Two apparently early bookplates to front pastedown; pencilled name on first blank. Red edges. 12.5 x 6.3 cms in contemporary marbled calf with gilt borders, spine blocked with tulip-like floral design in gilt. Joints tender. Boards firm, gilt clear and bright. Some scuffing, and leading upper corner shaved. An attractive copy, with a little fragility. VG.

Price: £280.00


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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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William Twining:
A Practical Account of The Epidemic Cholera, and of the treatment requisite in the various modifications of that disease.

London: Parbury, Allen, & Co., 1833. First edition. xvi, 292pp. Contents fresh and clean, with minor foxing to the initial and final blanks. In 19thC full leather binding of contemporary grained calf, boards ruled gilt, labelled spine with four raised bands with decorated compartments and date at foot: some professional refurbishment to joints and spine ends. Marbled endpapers and edges. A very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: £280.00


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William Baly, M.D., and William W. Gull, M.D.:
Report on Epidemic Cholera. Drawn up at the desire of the Cholera Committee of The Royal College of Physicians. [Comprising Baly's Report on the Cause and Mode of Diffusion of Epidemic Cholera, and Gull's Report on the Morbid Anatomy, Pathology and Treatment of Epidemic Cholera.]

London: John Churchill, 1854. First edition. xvi, 345; vi, 220: including the three foldout distribution maps and two foldout charts; and followed by [32]pp of adverts. Pages clean, with faint toning. Foldouts very bright, one with a small repair. Tiny inked number to verso of title page: no other indications of previous ownership. In 20thC binding of fawn buckram, spine titled in gilt. Firm and clean with a few faint marks and a bump to the foot of the lower joint. Very nice copy. VG+.
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Price: £340.00


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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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W. R. H. Stewart, F.R.C.S., etc:
Epitome of Diseases and Injuries of the Ear: with a chapter on naso-pharyngeal diseases causing deafness.

London: H.K. Lewis, 1888. First edition. viii, 126pp. Written in response to requests from practioners and students for a pocket reference. Early ownership name on title page. Text clean and unmarked. Original black endpapers, repaired at the gutter. 12.5x8cms, in the original binding of green cloth titled in gilt. Spine bright, boards dull and mottled, lower corner bumped. Very uncommon: good copy. VG.

Price: £30.00


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Under the General Editorship of Chalmers Watson [and his wife, Dr Alexandra Mary Chalmers Watson - 'Mona']:
Encyclopaedia Medica. 15 vols, including the Index Vol.14, and the First Supplementary Volume, Voi.15. [All published]

Edinburgh: William Green & Sons, 1899-1904, 1910. First edition. A big set in VG condition, with many expert contributors. With some illustrations in line, and occasional photographs and a few colour plates. Faint spotting to first Vol, otherwise contents all appear clean. Ownership name to endpaper of some vols. Vol 10 has front endpaper gutter repair. Original navy bindings firm, some marks or soiling to cloth. The planned second supplementary volume was apparently never published. A very good set, not often found intact. Very Good.
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Price: £360.00


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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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Sir Arthur Newsholme:
The Elements of Vital Statistics, in their bearing on Social and Public Health problems.

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1923. New Edition - Entirely Rewritten. 623pp, with many charts and tables, plus two foldouts. Contents clean. Prelim pages have a little foxing, and spotting to the closed fore-edge of the text block rarely encroaches onto the page surfaces. Bottom margin of p433-4 torn away, with no loss of text. In the original binding of red cloth titled in gilt. Boards bright, spine faded, with small nick at head, puckered at foot. Small knock to one corner. A good copy of the scarce first printing of the 'Entirely Rewritten' edition. This has almost double the number of pages of the early editions of the 1890s. VG.

Price: £65.00


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[Anon]
I Lost My Memory: The case as the patient saw it.

London: Faber and Faber, 1932. First edition. 305pp, with a coloured chart frontis. Pages very clean and unmarked. Neat small 1943 gift inscription to front endpaper. Firm and clean in the original binding of brown cloth. Upper corner bumped. Nice copy of a scarce title. [First-person account by a man who discovered himself wandering remembering nothing of the preceding 20 years. The return to a family he was told was his was quickly effected, but it took much patient work to eventually bring him back to himself. Includes a preface by the doctor who helped bring him through.] Very Good.

Price: £120.00


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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+.
[Heavy Item]

Price: £40.00


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William Harrowes:
Human Personality and its Minor Disorders.

London: Livingstone, 1949. First edition. viii, 260pp. Contents clean and unmarked, with slight tanning to endpapers. In the original binding of red cloth, spine titled in gilt. Clean and bright, with pale marks along upper joint where silverfish have nibbled the pigment. Spine slightly ridged and extremities slightly bumped. Good firm copy. Very Good.

Price: £25.00


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Alexander Lowen:
Physical Dynamics of Character Structure. Bodily Form and Movement in Analytic Therapy.

New York & London: Grune and Stratton, 1958. First edition. x, 358pp. Contents clean and unmarked, in the original binding of brown cloth. Clean, spine ends blunted, nick to head of upper joint. Good copy. VG.

Price: £40.00


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Jackson, Robert:
Coroner: The Biography of Sir Bentley Purchase.

London: Harrap, 1963. First edition. 319pp, illustrated with photographs. 1964 ownership name on front free endpaper. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original green cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt on black: clean, bright and firm, with base of spine and front bottom corner slightly blunted. Slight sunning to head of spine where jacket chipped. In the protected unclipped dustwrapper, very bright to front and spine, with 1cm chip to head of spine by head of lower joint. Lower panel rather soiled. Scuffs to corners and small soil mark to front. Nice copy. Very Good in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £55.00


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Norman Kreitman, edited by:
Parasuicide.

London: John Wiley & Sons, 1977. First edition. xii, 193pp. Contents clean and unmarked. Faint foxing to closed edges. In the original binding of black leatherette, with gilt spine title: bright and firm, upper corners knocked. In the protected white dust jacket, bright, with slight wear to top edge. Very Good in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £24.00


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