• # 34817

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Melbourne looking southwest from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with the temporary Homœopathic Hospital and Dispensary, Spring Street, at centre. 1876-1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 133 x 182 mm, laid down on its original mount of thin card, 190 x 250 mm; no photographer’s imprint; a sharp image in very good condition (a few spots of pale foxing in the sky area of the print and in the margins of the mount). A rare view of the …

  • # 34999


    Anatomical drawings (male form), circa 1930.

    Watercolour on artist’s paper, 220 x 90 mm (each image), 235 x 340 mm (sheet); creasing and short tears at right-hand margin of sheet, a small stain and roughening along the left-hand edge, and a mild crease and tiny edge tears at bottom edge centre; unmounted. A well executed pair of “X-ray style” anatomical drawings, …

  • # 32127

    LEE, David

    Cocaine consumer’s handbook

    Photos by Linda Kesner. Berkeley : And/Or Press, 1976. Sixth printing (20,000 copies). Octavo, illustrated wrappers (crease to lower wrapper, handling marks),  pp. 54, illustrated. A very good to fine copy. ‘Know what you’re putting in your nose! Here at last is a book on cocaine that gives useful information for the consumer’ – back …

  • # 33983

    SCHUURKAMP, Gerry (Gerrit J. T.)

    [NEW GUINEA; TROPICAL MEDICINE] The Ok Tedi public health liklik piksa buk

    [Papua New Guinea : Ok Tedi Mining, 1992?]. Large octavo (240 x 170 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, staple bound; [58] pp (including inner wrappers), photographically illustrated throughout in colour and b/w, maps; a fine copy. Publicity booklet for Ok Tedi Mining Limited and its Medical Department thanking “Ok Tedi Mining Limited for the improved quality …

  • # 32336

    [NOLAN]. ELLERY, Reg S.

    Psychiatric aspects of modern warfare

    Melbourne : Reed & Harris, 1945. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket with Sidney Nolan resproduction on front panel (light foxing), a very good copy of a scarce Reed & Harris publication which focusses on the lunacy of Nazi psychology during the second world war. Provenance : Warwick Reeder (1950 – 2015), curator, dealer and author Douglas …

  • # 31818

    Photographer unknown.

    View of the Melbourne Hospital. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 59 x 98 mm (mount); verso with fully contemporary captions in both pencil and ink ‘Melbourne Hospital’, and with a later inscription ‘From Mrs A. Eddie, Woodlands, Greensborough’, and a wet-stamped collection number; a strong print with great detail, in good condition; the mount has been very slightly trimmed. …

  • # 30579

    HAHNEMANN, S. (Samuel) (1755-1843)

    The Homoeopathic Medical Doctrine, or, “Organon of the Healing Art;”. A New System of Physic,

    translated from the German of S. Hahnemann, By Charles H. Devrient, Esq. with Notes by Samuel Stratton, M.D. Dublin : W. F. Wakeman, 9, D’Olier-St. / London : Simpkin & Marshall & R. Groombridge / Edinburgh : Maclachlan & Stewart, 1833. First edition in English. Octavo (220 x 140 mm), original half calf over marbled papered …

  • # 28252

    [BROMILOW, William Edward, 1857-1929, translator]

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Iesu Keriso. ‘Ida ‘Inapwana ta ‘Ida To-‘Etoseana ‘ina Onoaupaupa Auauna. (Missionary Sister Badcock’s own copy, with a manuscript letter in Dobuan from a woman at the leper colony on Ubuia Island)

    Verso of title page: The New Testament in Dobuan, Papua, New Guinea. Sydney : Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1908. First edition. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), contemporary yapp-edged limp morocco (a little scuffed, worn at head and tail of spine and rear top edge) with the name ‘Sister Irene Badcock’ stamped in gilt in …

  • # 29318


    [PANDEMICS] Report of a Case of Infectious Disease. (Melbourne, January 1919).

    [Melbourne : Government printer, 1918]. Proforma document, 110 x 210 mm, headed ‘Report of Case of Infectious Disease’, with manuscript entries made by Dr. V. Reid, Richmond, dated 31 January 1919, reporting a case of Influenza in a patient named Wm. Cuttries, aged 27 years, residing at 65 Type St. Richmond, who has had symptoms for …

  • # 30196

    SCHUURKAMP, Gerrit T. J.

    The epidemiology of malaria and filariasis in the Ok Tedi region of Western Province, Papua New Guinea

    / by Gerrit T. J. Schuurkamp, … being a thesis submitted as a requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Community Health, in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Papua New Guinea, June 10th, 1992. Tabubil, PNG : Ok Tedi Mining Limited, 1992. Small quarto (245 mm), publisher’s papered boards lettered in gilt, in …

  • # 29355


    Eyes to the blind

    Melbourne : Victorian Association of Braille Writers, [c. 1940]. Oblong duodecimo pamphlet (100 x 155 mm) with cut-out to front revealing an image of Louis Braille, pp [8]; Braille alphabet loosely inserted; water staining around gutters, staples rusted. Informational booklet about the Victorian Association of Braille Writers’ Library, with biographical sketch of Louis Braille. Rare. …

  • # 29326


    [PANDEMICS] Report of Case of Infectious Disease (Diphtheria). (Melbourne, June 1919).

    [Melbourne : Government printer, 1919]. Proforma document, 240 x 150 mm, headed ‘Report of Case of Case of Infectious Disease to the Municipality’, with manuscript entries made by Dr. J. Davis, Church Street, Richmond dated 3 June 1919, reporting a case of diphtheria in a patient named Elsie Smith, aged 23 years, a clerk residing at …

  • # 29322


    [PANDEMICS] Report of Case of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. (Melbourne, October 1915).

    [Melbourne : Government printer, 1915]. Proforma document, 110 x 210 mm, headed ‘Report of Case of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: To be forwarded by First Post’, with manuscript entries made by Dr. P. B. Bennie, Collins Street, dated 6 October 1915, reporting a case of tuberculosis in a patient named Paul Fielder, aged 45 years, residing at 7 …

  • # 27324

    Altered States : the Library of Julio Santo Domingo

    New York : Anthology Editions, 2017. Quarto, boards in slipcase, pp. 480, illustrated. New copy. Julio Mario Santo Domingo (1957-2009) was a collector and visionary who filled his homes and warehouses with the world’s greatest private collection related to the subjects of drugs, sex, magic, and rock and roll. A library of more than 50,000 …

  • # 27743


    [DENTISTRY] Installation & maintenance. A simple plan whereby the practitioner is saved much worry and inconvenience.

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : Arbuckle, Waddell Pty. Ltd. [for Amalgamated Dental Co. Ltd.], [circa 1930]. Folding card, octavo (205 x 132 mm), printed in black, gold and red on cream card; centre with explanatory text; last side with colophon; in fine condition. Beautiful piece of graphic design by the Melbourne printing firm Arbuckle, Waddell. Rare. …

  • # 27137

    KERAUDREN, Pierre François (1769-1857?)

    Mémoire sur les causes des maladies des marins et sur les soins à prendre pour conserver leur santé dans les ports et à la mer.

    Paris : Annales maritimes et coloniales. II.e partie. Année 1824. – Juin. Octavo, bound in contemporary marbled wrappers, pp [2], 457-541, with an engraved diagram of a furnace ventilator (p.540); light browning to some of the leaves, but a very good copy. Text in French. An important treatise on the causes of, and preventive measures …