• # 23828


    The Viceroy home guide : useful everyday hints for the home

    Adelaide : Wilkinson & Co., 1914. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with view of Wilkinson & Co.’s Grenfell Street headquarters), inner wrappers with advertisements for Viceroy tea and Arab coffee, pp 97, [1], with numerous photographic plates illustrating Wilkinson & Co.’s tea, coffee and general merchant business, advertisements; a good …

  • # 23518


    Do you value your health? Cooking recipes to interest every housewife will also be found in this little book.

    / published by the proprietors of Dr. Morse’s Root Pills and Mirpil Skin Balm. [Sydney : W.H. Comstock Co. Ltd., 1934]. Octavo pamphlet (190 x 120 mm), pictorial wrappers (faint vertical crease), calendar for 1934 and 1935 inside upper wrapper, 16 pp; a good copy.

  • # 23345


    Chart No. 1 Planned Menus : Diet and rejuvenation chart; Chart No. 2 Plain facts worth a fortune : Health rules and hints; Chart No. 3 Classification and combined meals : Simple health food combination chart.

    Melbourne : The Naytura Foodatorium (The Nutritional Reasearch Group), 300 Little Collins Street, [between 1930 and 1940]. Three folding cards in identical narrow folio format (320 x 125 mm folded, opening to 320 x 600 mm), printed on yellow, orange and green card respectively, each with dietary information and planned menus printed across [8] panels; …

  • # 23343

    "THE WARDMASTER" [Disabled Men's Association of Australia]

    The home nurse

    Melbourne : Veritas Pub. Co., 1930. Octavo (183 x 123 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, 63 pp, a very good copy.

  • # 22297


    Photographic portrait of Dr. James Bridgeham Motherwell, Melbourne, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 194 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed at Batchelder’s, 41 Collins St. East, Melbourne’; a strong print with some very mild scattered foxing, not affecting the vignetted image; the sitter is identified from the 19th century caption on the accompanying original window mount. The distinguished Dr. Motherwell …

  • # 22394

    WHITE, W.

    Golden recipes for the use of all ages.

    Ballarat West [Vic.] : Printed for W. White &​ Co. : Kemp [distributor], [189-?]. 11th edition. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 48, a few pencil underlinings. A ‘Mother’s friend and guide’ for the care of children and the home in colonial Victoria.

  • # 21614


    The Tropical Diet Chart

    Singapore : Biochemical Laboratory, College of Medicine, 1932. Separately issued large folio sheet (500 x 360 mm), folding to 250 x 180 mm, recto with table setting out 7 main groups of food types with suggested quantities for a balanced daily intake, captioned in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil; verso divided into four panels each …

  • # 22243


    [MEDICINE; OPIUM] A late nineteenth century manuscript listing a range of preparations for pain relief.

    [U.S.A. : s.n., circa 1890]. Manuscript in ink written recto of single quarto sheet of unruled linen paper (250 x 200 mm); old fold lines, but a very well preserved document. Most likely an apothecary’s handy reference for preparing and dispensing drugs for sedation and pain relief – for both medicinal and recreational use – …

  • # 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, …

  • # 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.

  • # 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.