• # 18830

    BAILEY, L. O.

    The drug menace

    [Sydney : Natural Health Society of N.S.W., 1962]. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 16. “Delivered at a public rally in Sydney Town Hall, 8 p.m. Friday 28th September, 1962.” – cover. Includes a visit by swimmer Murray Rose. On the harmful effects of cigarettes, drugs and poor diet.

  • # 18856

    SADGER, J. (Isidor Isaak) (1867-1942)

    [PSYCHOANALYSIS] Sleep walking and moon walking : a medico-literary study

    Translated by Louise Brink. New York and Washington : Nervous and Mental Disease Company, 1920. Series: Nervous and Mental Disease monograph series, no. 31. Octavo, publisher’s printed brown wrappers (chipped at head and foot of spine and along fore-edges), pp x, 140, some pages unopened; light foxing to first few leaves, upper wrapper and title page with …

  • # 18710

    BROWN, T. E. B.

    Punjab poisons, being a description of the poisons principally used in the Punjab.

    Lahore : printed at the “Civil and Military Gazette” Press, 1888. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, bound in Lahore at the office of the Gazette, with binder’s ticket, presentation bookplate to front pastedown to the Society of Apothecaries from F. Gordon Brown Esq, pp. ii; [ii]; iv; 207; xi. Rare medical book from the Punjab. We cannot …

  • # 18683


    [FOOT BINDING] De kleine voeten der vrouwen in China. Eene bijdrage tot de kennis van Chinesche gewoonten.

    Batavia : Lands-Drukkerij, 1870. Octavo, later blind blocked red cloth boards, pp [30]-57; text in Dutch, with some Chinese characters; a very good copy. Essay on the practice of foot-binding in China. Offprint from Tijdschrift van het Bataviaasch Genootschap.

  • # 18029

    NICARD, Édouard 

    De Darwin à Voronoff. (One of 10 copies)

    Paris : Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1929. One of only 10 numbered copies printed on Hollande paper (this copy is no. 5). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers (dog-eared, upper wrapper with section of surface loss at centre and pale damp stain at top edge; paper loss at foot of spine; bottom edge of lower wrapper chipped), pp 287, pages …

  • # 18617

    The ‘Aspro’ year book 1935

    Melbourne : Planet Publicity Co., [1935]. “Volume no. 2 (Vic.)”. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (chipped and age-toned), pp 64, horoscopes, first aid hints, how to care for animals, lunar and tidal calendar, etc; cheap paper used in printing means the pages are browned and brittle, otherwise internally clean and sound. ‘Aspro is woman’s best friend’ …

  • # 18620

    Illustrated letterhead of Rocke, Tompsitt & Co., wholesale druggists, Flinders Street West, Melbourne, 1891

    Lithographed letterhead, 170 x 210 mm; manuscript entries dated November 6 1904, being a memorandum addressed to the Town Clerk of Richmond explaining the enclosed cheque; in fine condition.

  • # 18068

    HALES, Stephen (1677 - 1761)

    A friendly admonition to the drinkers of gin, brandy, and other distilled spirituous liquors.

    With an humble representation of the necessity of restraining a vice so destructive of the industry, morals, health, and lives of the people. To which are added, in an appendix, directions by a very eminent physician, to such as may be desirous to break off that odious and fatal habit of drinking drams. London : …

  • # 18069

    A friend in need. Facts worth knowing about Arm & Hammer Baking Soda as a proved medicinal agent.

    New York : Church & Dwight Co., 1933. Sextodecimo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 28. A guide to the medicinal benefits of bicarbanate of soda.

  • # 18240

    RUTGERS, Dr. J.

    How to attain and practice the ideal sex life

    Ideal sex and love relations for every married man and woman. Intended for circulation among mature persons only. New York : Cadillac Publishing Co., 1940. Octavo, lettered cloth in dustjacket (very short tear, fine), pp. 320. Translation by Norman Haire of ‘Das Sexualleben in seiner biologischen Bedeutung’. Scarce in fine condition.

  • # 18021

    KAPLAN, John

    Marijuana : the new prohibition.

    New York : Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (a short tear), pp. xii; 387. A detailed argument for legalisation and licensing the sale of marijuana.

  • # 17926

    ALISON, Crichton

    [TRANSVESTISM] Men in women’s clothes.

    New York ; Toronto : Medical Publishing Company, [c.1950]. Octavo, printed stiff wrappers, stapled, 36 pp; a very good copy. ‘Studies in fetishism and transvestism. Medical aspects of men who feel an irresistible impulse to wear women’s clothes. Case histories of transvestists, strange stories, new discoveries. Treatment techniques.’ (Cover) ‘The truth abouth homosexuals and homosexuality. …

  • # 17925


    Order Forms for Opium, etc.

    [Title from cover]. Washington, U.S.A. : U.S. Internal Revenue, Office of the Commissioner, [1928]. Quarto, original printed stiff wrappers (light central fold line, upper wrapper with a few pale stains), stapled, containing 8 duplicate copies of order forms completed and lodged with Internal Revenue agent William W. Porter, Milford, Michigan, by the United Drug Co., …

  • # 17919

    ROWELL, Earle Albert & ROWELL, Robert

    [MARIJUANA] On the trail of marihuana : the weed of madness

    Mountain View, Cal. : Pacific Press Publishing Association, [1939]. First edition. Octavo, original printed cloth boards, 96 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a fine copy (as issued, without dust jacket). An early work espousing the evils of marijuana, ‘the killer drug’.

  • # 16575

    POMPE VAN MEERDERVOORT, Johannes Lijdius Catharinus (1829-1908)

    Beknopte handleiding tot de geneesmiddelleer : ten gebruike van de Keizerlijke Japansche Geneeskundige School te Nagasaki.

    Desima [Nagasaki] : ter Nederlandsche Drukkerij, 1862. Octavo, contemporary Japanese binding of half calf over marbled papered boards, mauve endpapers, the front free-endpaper with early inscription in Japanese and straight-line stamp of the Deutsche Jesuiten-Mission Japan e. V. Köln, half title with circular stamp of the same library and early Japanese owner’s seal stamp in red, …

  • # 17332


    [BROADSIDE] Great Living Wonders! / Immense Attraction / The Wild Australian Children

    are Evidently of a Cannibal Race! / Judging From Their Natural Proclivities, Their Long Sharp Teeth, etc. / Perhaps the Only Specimen From That Country Now Living … These Wonders of All Wonders were captured about 7 years ago by a party of gold hunters in the mountainous regions of Australia … Can Be Seen In a …