• # 17927


    [SEXUAL HYGIENE] Manpower.

    Washington, D.C. : United States Public Health Service, [1935]. Series: Sex Hygiene Pamphlets, no. 9. Duodecimo pamphlet, illustrated wrappers, stapled, 16 pp; contains information on venereal diseases, sexual reproduction, masturbation (the evils thereof), and control of the male sexual impulse; a good copy. ‘[The man’s] only means of affecting the racial stock of his country …

  • # 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’.

  • # 17119


    Manual of health and temperance

    Melbourne : Printed for the Education Department by Robt. S. Brain, 1891. Octavo, cloth boards with gilt lettering, bookplate on front pastedown, pp. 160. With Appendix on Infectious Diseases and Ambulance work, By J. W. Springthorpe

  • # 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 …

  • # 17297


    New facts about marijuana

    Pasadena, California : Ambassador College Press, 1970. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (rubbed), staple bound, previous owner’s inscription to inside front wrapper, 48 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; a good copy.

  • # 17298

    BRANDON, Joan

    Art of hypnotism (Successful hypnotism)

    New York : Fawcett, 1956. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (lightly rubbed and creased), 96 pp, illustrated; a good copy. Includes sections on the use of hypnosis in medicine and psychiatry.

  • # 16745

    MUSKETT, Philip E. (1857-1909)

    The health and diet of children in Australia.

    Sydney : Edwards, Dunlop, [1890]. Second edition. Square octavo, rebound in cloth boards preserving the original gilt lettered front wrapper, pp.187; foxing to original front and rear endpapers, otherwise clean throughout. Containing dietary advice and a selection of simple recipes. Ferguson 13034.

  • # 16895

    BRUNA, Dick (1927-2017)

    [POSTER] Het Groene Kruis

    [= The Green Cross]. [Netherlands] : Het Groene Kruis, [c1970]. Poster, screenprint, 520 x 360 mm, unbacked; faint vertical and horizontal fold lines, short closed tears at edges of centre fold; otherwise in good condition. Poster designed by the celebrated Dutch children’s book illustrator and graphic artist Dick Bruna, creator of Miffy. The Green Cross was a politically non-aligned …

  • # 16350

    FRORIEP, Robert

    De lingua anatomica quaedam et semiotica

    Dissertatio inauguralis quam consensu inclyti medicorum ordinis Pro Gradu Doctoris in medicina et chirurgica publice defendet auctor Robert Froriep. Bonn : Abbeville Press, 1828. First edition, quarto, contemporary blue boards (corners worn, lightly marked) with linen spine, printed paper label on cover, 89pp, 8 engraved plates (4 hand-coloured). Doctoral dissertation on the anatomy, pathological conditions …

  • # 16140


    The Medical telephone : containing hints on the preservation of health, notes on nursing and feeding, plain directions for treating diseases, ambulance lectures on wounds and fractures. 

    Hobart : The Homoeopathic Pharmacy, 1883. Duodecimo, original printed linen wrappers, 116 pp; a fine copy. Scarce.  

  • # 16143

    GIBSON, William.

    The true method of dieting horses containing many curious and useful observations concerning their marks, colour and external shape; their temper and instinct ; and how they are to be governed, so as to prevent accidents and diseases

    London : Osborn and Longman, 1731. Octavo, contemporary full calf, boards ruled in gilt (boards rubbed and a little scuffed, corners a little worn, front hinge is a little weak), spine with raised bands with gilt lettering; pp iv, iv, [ii], 236, vi; historiated initials, headpieces, side notes; a good copy. The third edition of this …

  • # 16059

    REGNOIRD, [?]

    [MARITIME; MEDICINE] Etat des médicaments fournis au coffre de chirurgie du navire Le Prothée, armé par monsieur Herman, négociant.

    The inventory of an eighteenth century French naval vessel’s dispensary, listing 90 different medicines and the quantity of each. The document is almost exactly contemporary with the departure of La Pérouse’s ships La Boussole and L’Astrolabe from Brest on 1 August 1785. [Drop title]. Bordeaux, 20 April 1785. Folio, [3] pp, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked DCIE, being an …

  • # 16001

    CROFT, Thomas; TERRY, F.C. [Frederic Casemero] (artist), 1825-1869; SANDS & KENNY

    [EASTER ISLAND] Double Bay from South Head Road. [1853]

    Sydney & Melbourne: Sands & Kenny, [c.1867]. Illustrated letter paper, sheet 252 x 200 mm (lacking the blank third and fourth sides), steel engraving in black ink 118 x 168 mm (irregular), signed in image ‘Terry, del., 1853’; the letter paper is written on both remaining sides and bears a letter from the Tahiti-based merchant Thomas …