Medicine

  • [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs
RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)
# 14611

    # 14611

    RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)

    [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs

    [=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp [8], the second page printed entirely in Arabic script; single horizontal fold at centre, in very good condition. Rare prospectus in French for an early and important Orientalist periodical, Fundgruben des Orients, which was published …

  • Intercolonial Medical Journal of Australasia.
BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. VICTORIAN BRANCH.
# 13999

    # 13999

    BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. VICTORIAN BRANCH.

    Intercolonial Medical Journal of Australasia.

    [Melbourne] : Stillwell & Co., printers & publishers, [between 1900 and 1910]. Broadsheet, 500 x 310 mm, printed recto only in red and black ink; original horizontal folds; foxed and with tearing and loss to the edges. 

  • Eyes to the blind
VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF BRAILLE WRITERS
# 13986

    # 13986

    VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF BRAILLE WRITERS

    Eyes to the blind

    Melbourne : Victorian Association of Braille Writers, [c. 1940]. Oblong duodecimo, pamphlet, die-cut, revealing an image of Louis Braille, pp [8], Braille alphabet insert; waterstained, staples rusted. Rare, unrecorded in Australian libraries. 

  • Florence Nightingale : autograph letter concerning a manuscript on the Aborigines of New South Wales
NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1820-1910)
# 13789

    # 13789

    NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1820-1910)

    Florence Nightingale : autograph letter concerning a manuscript on the Aborigines of New South Wales

    [London, October 1864]. Manuscript letter in the hand of Florence Nightingale, ink on single quarto sheet of wove paper with black mourning border, folded to form [4] sides 200 x 135 mm, written on two sides, headed London Oct. 5 / 64. and signed in full at the foot Florence Nightingale; the letter with short split …

  • A life-size didactic anatomical diagram

# 6863

    # 6863

    A life-size anatomical diagram

    [United Kingdom, c.1890]. A life-size anatomical diagram for teaching purposes, showing five layers of dissection; chromolithograph, 1683 x 555 mm, on hinged overlapping card within four folding boards with cotton ties.

  • Safe marriage : a return to sanity
ROUT, Ettie
# 13765

    # 13765

    ROUT, Ettie

    Safe marriage : a return to sanity

    London : William Heinemann; Melbourne : E. W. Cole, 1926 (3rd Australian edition). Octavo, papered boards, cloth spine, pp. 93, name removed from front free endpapers, occasional foxing. The French Government awarded the author the premier decoration for women for her work during the war with the New Zealand Volunteer Sisters.

  • Mémoire sur les causes des maladies des marins et sur les soins à prendre pour conserver leur santé
KERAUDREN, Pierre François (1769-1857?)
# 12365

    # 12365

    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 …

  • Mémoire sur les causes des maladies des marins et sur les soins à prendre pour conserver leur santé
KERAUDREN, Pierre François (1769-1857?)
# 12275

    # 12275

    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. Half title: Médecine nautique. A Paris : de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1824. Second edition. Octavo, bound in modern cloth backed marbled boards, spine with gilt ornament and leather title label lettered in gilt, pp 115, [1] engraved diagram of a furnace ventilator; mild foxing to the last few leaves, …

  • [MELBOURNE] Give light to their darkness
VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND.
# 11844

    # 11844

    VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND.

    [MELBOURNE] Give light to their darkness

    Melbourne : Exchange Press, [for Victorian Association for the Blind], n.d. [c.1950]. Folding leaflet, duodecimo, [8] pp, illustrated, in good condition.  A scarce informational leaflet about The Home for the Blind at 7 Mair Street, Brighton Beach. The final two pages comprise a form for donations.  Appears unrecorded in Australian collections. 

  • Hints to dog owners : a diagnosis and treatment of diseases and general advice on management.
R.W. BEDDOME & CO.
# 11843

    # 11843

    R.W. BEDDOME & CO.

    Hints to dog owners : a diagnosis and treatment of diseases and general advice on management.

    Melbourne : R.W. Beddome &​ Co., n.d. [c.1945]. Square duodecimo, printed blue wrappers (lightly marked), staple bound, 31 pp, photographic illustrations, a good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (Monash University Library; State Library of Victoria; National Library of Australia).

  • [MISSIONS] Eleven weeks in a Japanese police cell
McLAREN, Chas. I.
# 11786

    # 11786

    McLAREN, Chas. I.

    [MISSIONS] Eleven weeks in a Japanese police cell

    Melbourne : S. J. Bacon (Marshall, Morgan &​ Scott Ltd.), [1943]. Second edition, revised. Small octavo, publisher's pictorial stiff wrappers (a little toned), 43 pp, foreword by R. Wilson Macaulay, Moderator-General of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1 photographic portrait, music notation, a good copy.  McLaren was an Australian Presbyterian missionary and Professor of Neurology …

  • Life and journeyings in Central Australia
FNLAYSON, J.C.
# 9960

    # 9960

    FNLAYSON, J.C.

    Life and journeyings in Central Australia

    Melbourne : printed by Arbuckle, Waddell, for the author, 1925. First edition. Small octavo, original green wrappers with gold lettering, (some edge wear to lower wrapper), pp 76, photographic illustrations, a fine copy. Memoir of a nurse who spent two and a half years at Oodnadatta hospital between 1914 and 1916.

  • Barry’s almanac 1915
[BARRY HAIR PRODUCTS]

# 9689

    # 9689

    [BARRY HAIR PRODUCTS]

    Barry’s almanac 1915

    [Australia] : Barry Hair Products, [1914]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with calendar for 1915-1916), 48 pp, includes black and white advertisements for cosmetic and medicinal products, plus household hints and recipes, a very good copy of an almanac produced for the Australian and New Zealand market.

  • Veterinary guide & price list.
DENYER BROTHERS.

# 9427

    # 9427

    DENYER BROTHERS.

    Veterinary guide & price list.

    Melbourne : Denyer Brothers, [c.1912]. First edition. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (lightly marked, lower wrapper almost detached), 44 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound. Copies of the second edition of 88 pp (1914) are held in the National Library of Australia and the University of Melbourne Library; the first edition appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • Some important poison plants of North Australia
FINNEMORE, H.

# 9200

    # 9200

    FINNEMORE, H.

    Some important poison plants of North Australia

    / compiled by the Poison Plants Committee. Melbourne : Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pamphlet no. 49., 1934. Octavo, printed brown wrappers (ownership inscription to upper front), 44 pp, illustrated with [16] full page botanical plates, a fine copy.

  • [BOTANY] Holograph letter of William Howitt re. propagation of Eucalyptus globulus in North America
HOWITT, William (1792-1879)

# 8583

    # 8583

    HOWITT, William (1792-1879)

    [BOTANY] Holograph letter of William Howitt re. propagation of Eucalyptus globulus in North America

    Single sheet, 210 x 270 mm, folded, manuscript in ink over [4] pp octavo, in the hand of writer and traveller William Howitt (father of A.W. Howitt), headed 'Vielenheim, Bruneck, Tyrol, Sept. 30, 1877', to an unnamed correspondent (evidently a natural scientist in Connecticut, U.S.A.), discussing the idea of propagating Eucalyptus globulus in North America, …

  • Background information on the Flying Doctor Service of Australia (unpublished)
[FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE OF AUSTRALIA, VICTORIAN SECTION]

# 6956

    # 6956

    [FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE OF AUSTRALIA, VICTORIAN SECTION]

    Background information on the Flying Doctor Service of Australia (unpublished)

    Cover title. [Melbourne?] : [Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Victorian section], [circa 1950]. An unrecorded text, which appears to be a draft for a Flying Doctor Service of Australia fund raising leaflet. Quarto, roneo printed, 5 pp (staples rusted, but complete, with light horizontal fold), dating based on mention of statiistics for the year 1949, …

  • Australian drawings of the thirties and forties in the National Gallery of Victoria (signed copy)
WHITELAW, Bridget

# 5580

    # 5599

    WILLIAM CRAWFORD & SONS LTD.

    [TRADE CATALOGUE] Crawford’s Christmas List 1926

    Edinburgh : William Crawford & Sons Ltd., 1926. Quarto, card covers with pictorial onlay and gilt embossed lettering, original cord tie holding covers at upper left (but covers detached from staples), 24 pp, all colour illustrations of Crawford's biscuit products, loosely inserted printed price list, contents clean and sound. A most attractive trade catalogue.