• # 21601

    VAUGHT, L.A.

    [PHRENOLOGY] Human selfishness : its fundamental composition, exact cranial localization, and definite facial expression.

    Cover title: Human selfishness illustrated. Chicago, IL : L.A. Vaught, 1899. Octavo, original orange wrappers printed in black, staple bound, pp 32, with numerous b/w line drawn illustrations; a very good copy. Rare. No copies located in OCLC.

  • # 21596


    Fifty facts about narcotics : morphine, heroin and cocaine.

    Los Angeles, CA : International Narcotic Education Association, [c.1930]. Octavo, [4] pp, illustration to front; light vertical crease, else fine. Approximate dating from internal references to the Great War and Prohibition. This pamphlet provides a host of medical and social reasons for not taking narcotics, but it is particularly admonitory about the use of cocaine, …

  • # 21581


    Australian Red Cross Society certificate recognising service during the Great War, 1914-1919.

    [Melbourne : Australian Red Cross Society, 1919]. Lithographed sheet, 253 x 194 mm, printed in black and red, the upper half with Lionel Lindsay illustration of two Australian nurses (sewing and knitting), an Australian soldier and the Red Cross symbol; proforma document with manuscript entries, awarded to Mrs. C.R. Boyle ‘in recognition of 4 years …

  • # 21406

    "THE WARDMASTER" [HOLMES, Thomas James]

    Recipes : secret, selected, practical, original : comprising the home doctor, invalid cookery, cakes, pastry etc., household recipes, toilet secrets, beverages, confectonery, etc., etc.

    Compiled by the Wardmaster. Melbourne : Veritas Publishing Co., [1924]. Octavo, original printed blue wrappers, pp [64]; a fine copy. ‘The Author’s royalties from the sale of this book go to help provide comforts for returned soldiers who are still in hospital, and are paid for that purpose to the Victorian Division of the Australian Red …

  • # 19244

    ADDENBROOKE, John (1680-1719)

    [MEDICINE] John Addenbrooke, philanthropist and physician : autograph letter signed, dated July 26, 1716.

    Manuscript in ink on a single leaf of watermarked wove paper, 227 x 156 mm; written in London and dated ‘July 26 1716, From the lamp, in Salisbury Court Square’, the letter is to an unidentified correspondent, presumably an apothecary, and is addressed simply ‘Dear Sir’; it gives advice concerning the treatment of a patient, …

  • # 21194

    [MAY GIBBS] Our Babies

    Incorporating Pre-natal Care… Baby Welfare, Care of Preschool Child. Cover: Victorian Edition: The maternal and infant welfare booklet. Melbourne : V. C. David and Company, 1951 (first published 1940). Octavo, printed wrappers, pp 176, a fine copy. Cover illustration by May Gibbs.

  • # 20529

    CILENTO, R. W.

    The white man in the tropics (presentation copy)

    Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health. Service Publication (Tropical division) Number 7. With especial reference to Australia and its dependencies. Melbourne : H. J. Green, 1925. Octavo, printed wrappers (archival tape repair to spine), pp. 168, illustrated.   Presentation inscription to C. R. F. Glover, Esq., from the author, dated 1926. Glover bookplate inside upper …

  • # 20577

    POYNTON, Orde

    Disjecta medica.

    Adelaide : The Hassess Press, 1954. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 40, pale foxing to preliminaries. Medical quotes.

  • # 19299

    METZNER, Ralph; LEARY, Timothy etc.

    Six issues of The Psychedelic Review, 1963 – 1971

    Boston : The Psychedelic Review, 1963 – 1971. Vol 1., No. 1. June 1963 (second printing, August 1963); Vol 1., No. 3. 1964; Vol 1., No. 4. 1964; Number 8, 1966; Number 9, 1967; Number 11, 1971. The first six issues octavo, the last two quarto with vivid illustrated wrappers, each averaging 100 pages, a very good group. Probably the …

  • # 19085


    [NEW SOUTH WALES] Roll of deaths in the 50th (Queen’s Own) Regiment of Foot from April 1841 to May 1843

    [Drop title] Nominal Roll of of Men who have become Non Effective Since the Regiment left New South Wales, up to the 1 May 1843, Cawnpore, 1843. Manuscript in ink on pale blue wove paper, folio (340 x 205 mm), 2 bifolia written on [6] sides in a neat clerical hand, manuscript column rules; a …

  • # 19038

    Marijuana. Answers for young people and parents

    [Toronto] : Addiction Research Foundation / Fondation de la recherche sur la toxicomanie, 1984 (1989 printing). Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 32. On October 17, 2018, marijuana use will become legal across all of Canada. This guide to the drug from the 1980s shows the marked transformation in public opinion over the last thirty years.

  • # 19070

    LEARY, Timothy; MELTZNER, Ralph; ALPERT, Richard

    The psychedelic experience. A manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

    New York : University Books, 1964. Quarto, illustrated cloth (edges slightly rubbed), illustrated endpapers, pp. 160. “The authors were engaged in a program of experiments with LSD and other psychedelic drugs at Harvard University until sensational national publicity, unfairly concentrating on student interest in the drugs, lead to the suspension of the experiments. Since then …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 19122

    Stay real. Straight talk about marijuana and hashish – for young people and parents

    [Toronto] : Minister of National Health and Welfare, 1983. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 24. On October 17, 2018, marijuana use will become legal across all of Canada. This guide to the drug from the 1980s shows the marked transformation in public opinion over the last thirty years.