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, …
METZNER, Ralph; LEARY, Timothy etc.
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 …
[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  sides in a neat clerical hand, manuscript column rules; a …
[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.
LEARY, Timothy; MELTZNER, Ralph; ALPERT, Richard
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 …
BAILEY, L. O.
[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.
SADGER, J. (Isidor Isaak) (1867-1942)
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 …
[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 -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.
[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.
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 …
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.
HALES, Stephen (1677 - 1761)
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 : …
New York : Church & Dwight Co., 1933. Sextodecimo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 28. A guide to the medicinal benefits of bicarbanate of soda.
RUTGERS, Dr. J.
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.
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.
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. …