Medicine

  • # 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

    HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACY (HOBART)

    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 …

  • # 15493

    OSLER, William (1849 - 1919)

    The principles and practice of medicine (first edition with clipped signature)

    Designed for the use of practitioners and students of medicine. New York : D. Appleton, 1892. First edition, second state (the spelling of Gorgias corrected on p. vi), with the advertisements dated September 1892. Octavo, handsomely bound in full crushed morocco, spine in compartments with contrasting title label, marbled endpapers (with a clipped signature of Wm. Osler …

  • # 15509

    Hospitals in Persia

    Medical Mission Series. Philadelphia : The Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church, 1913. Duodecimo, self-wrappers, pp. [12], illustrations. A fine copy. History and guide to medical mission work in various cities across Persia, including views of hospitals in Tabriz and Urumia with a Kurdish Chief. No other copy recorded.

  • # 15238

    SANGER, William W.

    The history of prostitution : its extent, causes and effects throughout the world.

    New York : The Medical Publishing Company, 1921. Octavo, publisher’s blind-blocked blue buckram, spine lettered in gilt (softened at head and tail), front pastedown with ex libris of American mystic, occultist, hypnotist, mind reader and clairvoyant Alexander McIvor Tyndall, pp 709, [1]; endpapers with offsetting, a near fine copy. A revised and enlarged edition of this landmark work, …

  • # 15407

    HODSON, Geoffrey

    The case for vegetarianism

    Auckland, N.Z. : Dawson Printing Co. Ltd., [c.1940]. First edition. Small octavo pamphlet, printed wrappers (sunned and very lightly marked; upper wrapper with wet stamp of the Theosophical Book Depot, Queen Street, Auckland), staple bound, 8 pp; a good copy. The author was President of the New Zealand Vegetarian Society. Here he outlines seven reasons …

  • # 15420

    BRAGG, Paul C.

    The South Sea culture of the abdomen

    [Cover: Bragg System]. Burbank, California : Health Science, 1971. Sixth printing. Octavo booklet, illustrated wrappers, staple bound, 30, [4] pp; illustrated; a very good copy. Guide to maintaining a healthy digestive system through diet and exercise. Bragg’s method is purportedly based on aspects of physical culture in Pacific Islands communities.

  • # 14988

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Tempting cooking recipes

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1933]. Octavo, original wrappers (a few light marks), calendars for 1933 and 1934 inside upper wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; a very good copy. Hoyle, 899. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes.

  • # 14987

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Cooking recipes you will like

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1938]. Octavo, original wrappers, lower wrapper with calendars for 1938 and the first half of 1939, 16 pp, illustrated; a near fine copy. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes.

  • # 14986

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Cooking recipes and health hints : a household necessity.

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1936]. Octavo, original wrappers, calendars for 1936 and 1937 inside upper wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; a fine copy. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes.

  • # 14985

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Health hints and cooking recipes

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1930]. Octavo, original wrappers (upper wrapper with light foxing, lower wrapper with short tear), calendar for 1930 and first half of 1931 inside upper wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; internally clean and sound. Hoyle, 896. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains …

  • # 14984

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Economical cooking recipes

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1926]. Octavo, original wrappers (upper wrapper with light foxing), calendar for 1927 on lower wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; internally clean and sound. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (State Library of New …

  • # 14983

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Useful cooking recipes

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1928]. Octavo, original wrappers (upper wrapper with a few stains and edge tears), calendar for 1929 on lower wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; internally clean and sound. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections …

  • # 14982

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    Cooking recipes and home hints

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1926]. Octavo, original wrappers, calendar for 1926 and 1927 on lower wrapper, 16 pp, illustrated; a fine copy. Hoyle, 902. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes. Three copies are recorded in Australian collections (Deakin University Library; Monash University Library; …

  • # 14981

    W.H. COMSTOCK CO.

    The value of keeping fit : this booklet also contains a number of cooking recipes.

    [Cover title]. Sydney : [W.H. Comstock Co.], [1932]. Octavo, original wrappers (upper wrapper with tear and corner crease at bottom edge), calendar for 1932 and 1933 inside front cover, 16 pp, illustrated; internally clean and sound. Hoyle, 902. Promotional publication for the company’s product, Dr. Morse’s Indian Root Pills, which also contains recipes.

  • # 15217

    McIVOR-TYNDALL, Alexander J.

    [CHEIROGNOMY] Revelations of the hand. A scientific study of the shape and markings of the hand, as an index to character, disease and tendencies, with explanatory illustrations.

    New York : G.A. Dahlgren, 1900. First edition. Square octavo, publisher’s illustrated red cloth boards, front free endpaper bearing a presentation inscription by the author, dated March 4 1901, pp 169 (including plates and line illustrations) followed by [15] leaves of full page plates showing the hands of various celebrities of the day; a marginal tear …

  • # 15212

    ALPERT, Richard; COHEN, Sidney; SCHILLER, Lawrence

    LSD

    New York : New American Library, 1966. First edition. Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (rubbed, ownership label to front), pp 128; the often startling photographic illustrations by Lawrence Schiller constitute an extensive visual essay on the LSD experience; a good copy. “In the midst of a raging national controversy two authorities speak out on the dangers, merits, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. 

  • # 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. 

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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, …

  • # 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. 

  • # 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).

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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.

  • # 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.

  • # 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, …

  • # 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, …

  • # 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.