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THE KINSEY REPORT
Kinsey, Alfred. C.; Wardell B. Pomeroy; & Clyde E. Martin.  Sexual behavior in the human male. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1948. 8vo. xv, [1], 804 pp.
$150.00
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At Least It'sNOT Eye of Newt
Langham, William.  The garden of health: containing the sundry rare and hidden vertues and properties of all kindes of simples and plants. Together with the manner how they are to bee used and applyed in medicine for the health of mans body, against divers diseases and infirmities most common amongst men. London: Printed by Thomas Harper, 1633. 4to in 8s (19 cm; 7.5"). [4] ff., 702 pp., [33] ff.
$3400.00
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The Secret Is in Their EyesFive Volumes as Here BoundHundreds of Engravings
Including the work of Fuseli & Blake
Lavater, John Caspar.  Essays on physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind ... illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals. London: Printed for John Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street; H. Hunter, D.D. Charles's-Square; and T. Holloway, No. 11, Bache's-Row, Hoxton, 1789–98. 4to in 2's (34.1 cm, 13.4"). 3 vols. in 5. I: [11] ff., iv, [10], 281 pp. (i.e., 285); 15 plates. II, part 1: xii, 238 pp.; 45 plates. II, part 2: [3] ff., pp. [239]–444; 47 plates. III, pt. 1: xii, 252 pp.; 25 plates. III, pt. 2: [3] ff., pp. 253-437 (i.e., 181 pp.), [9] pp.; 42 plates.
$2500.00
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A Mathematician, a Missionary, & theChinese Rites Controversy
Le Comte, Louis.  Memoirs and remarks geographical, historical, topographical, physical, natural, astronomical, mechanical, military, mercantile, political, and ecclesiastical. Made in above ten years travels through the empire of China: Particularly, upon their pottery and varnishing, silk and other manufactures, Pearl-fishing, the history of plants and animals, with a description of their dities and publick works, number of people, manners, language and customs, coin and commerce, their habits, oeconomy, and government, the philosophy of the famous Confucious. With many curious particulars; being, in general, the most authentick account of that country ... A new translation from the best Paris edition, and adorn’d with copper-plates. London: Pr. by John Hughs ... for Olive Payne, 1738. 8vo (20.7 cm; 8.125"). [4] ff.,536 pp.; frontis. (port.), 3 plts. (2 fold.), fold. table.
$650.00
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Heath, IncludingMENTAL HEALTH, in the 16th & 17th CenturiesWoman Printer
Lemnius, Levinus.   The touchstone of complexions: expedient and profitable for all such as bee desirous and carefull of their bodily health: containing most ready tokens, whereby every one may perfectly try, and thorowly know, as well the exact state, habit, disposition, and constitution of his body outwardly: as also the inclinations, affections, motions, and desires of his minde inwardly. London: Printed by E[lizabeth] A[llde] for Michael Sparke, 1633. 4to (18.5 cm, 7.5"). [4] ff., 248 pp., [5 (of 6)] ff., without the final blank.
$3500.00
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Illustrated Admiration
Life of General Scott.  [New York?: 1852?]. 8vo. 32 pp.
$110.00
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Stout Manual fromOne of Homeopathy's Major Promoters
Lutze, Ernst Arthur.  Lehrbuch der Homöopathie von Arthur Lutze. Cöthen: Verlag der Lutze'schen Klinik, 1867. 8vo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). [8], xcvi, 918, [2] pp.
$175.00
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Illustrated Theatre Edition
Maclaren, Ian (John Watson).  Beside the bonnie brier bush. New York: R.F. Fenno & Co., 1905. 8vo. Frontis., 258 pp.; 5 plts.
$85.00
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A Quack's Surprisingly Accurate Information on Contraception,
Abortion, & Other “Female Things”
Mauriceau, A. M.  The married woman’s private medical companion, embracing the treatment of menstruation, or monthly turns, during their stoppage, irregularity, or entire suppression. Pregnancy, and how it may be determined; with the treatment of its various diseases. Discovery to prevent pregnancy; the great and important necessity where malformation or inability exists to give birth. To prevent miscarriage or abortion. When proper and necessary to effect miscarriage. When attended with entire safety. Causes and mode of cure of barrenness, or sterility. New York: No publisher/printer, 1847. 12mo (16 cm, ). xiii, [1], 238 pp.
$750.00
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The Plague / Public Medicine Prefigured
Mead, Richard.  A short discourse concerning pestilential contagion, and the methods to be used to prevent it. London: Printed for Sam. Buckley & Ralph Smith, 1720. 8vo in 4s (18.7 cm, 7.25"). [4] ff., 59, [1(blank)] pp.
$400.00
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The National Tournament inHealth Knighthood (1919)
Minnesota Public Health Association (1914–52).  Field of the cloth of gold. Book of instructions for conducting the Minnesota division of the national tournament in health knighthood, February 9th to May 24th, 1919. St. Paul: Printed by Minnesota Public Health Association, 1919. 8vo. 12 pp.
$35.00
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Colonial Brazilian Medical Work
Miranda, João Cardoso de.  Relaçaõ cirurgica, e médica, na qual se trata, e declara especialmente hum novo methodo para curar a infecçaõ escorbutica, ou mal de Loanda, e todos os seus productos, fazendo para isso manifestos dous especificos, e muy particulares remedios. Lisboa: Na officina de Miguel Rodrigues, impressor, 1747. Folio (30 cm, 11.75"). [26] ff., 235, [1] pp.
$4000.00
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A “Philadelphianum” (Published in Boston)
Mitchell, Silas Weir.  The hill of stones and other poems.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1883. 16mo. iv, 98 pp.
$75.00
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Joyfull Newes” ofNew World Curatives
Monardes, Nicolás.  Joyfull newes out of the newe founde worlde, written in Spanish by Nicholas Monardes and Englished by John Frampton Merchant. London: Constable and Co. Ltd, 1925. 8vo. 2 vols. I: xxvii, 177 pp., II: 188 pp. Illus.
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Summer Sailors — & Some Are Not!
Montague, Joseph Franklin.  Why bring that up? A guide to and from seasickness. New York: Home Health Library, (1936). 8vo (22.1 cm.; 8.75"). 130, [2] pp.; illus.
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All About BathWith MapsIncluding Its
Plants, Birds, & Insects
Morris, J[oseph] W[illiam], ed.  Handbook to Bath prepared on the occasion of the visit of the British Association, 1888. Bath: Isaac Pitman Sons, [1888]. 8vo (18.3 cm, 7.2"). vi, [3], 264, [4] pp.; 2 fold. maps (1 col.).
$125.00
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Saving the Souls of the Rich viaCHARITY
Nelson, Robert.  An address to persons of quality and estate ... To which is added, an appendix of some original and valuable papers. [with another related title, as below]. London: A. & G. Way, prs., 1715. 8vo (21.9 cm, 8.6"). Frontis., xxxi, [1], 267, [1], 55, [7] pp. [with] A poem in memory of Robert Nelson Esquire. London: Pr. by Geo. James for Richard Smith, at Bishop Beveridge’s-Head, 1715. 8vo. 21, [3] pp.
$675.00
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The Venerable HistoryCOMPLETE
(OXFORD).  Peshall (or Pechell), John.  The history of the University of Oxford, to the death of William the Conqueror. Oxford: 1772. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). [2], 32, [6] pp. [with his] The history of the University of Oxford, from the death of William the Conqueror, to the demise of Queen Elizabeth. Oxford: Pr. by W. Jackson & J. Lister for J. & F. Rivington, 1773. 4to (27.3 cm, 10.75"). [4], 264, [2] pp.
$2000.00
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A Temperance CatechismImproving Your SwineHull's Physic”
(PATENT PREPARATIONS).  Abell, Truman.  New-England farmer's almanac, for the year ... 1834 ... Fitted to the latitude and longitude of the town of Windsor, Vt. but will serve without sensible variation, for all the adjacent states. Windsor, Vt.: Ide & Goddard, [1833]. 12mo. [24] ff.
$30.00
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AMAZONSIllustrated!
Petit, Pierre.  De amazonibus dissertatio, quâ an verè extiterint, necne, variis ultro citroque conjecturis & argumentis disputatur. Amstelodami: apud Johannem Wolters & Yserandum Haring, 1687. 12mo (17 cm, 6.125"). [6] ff, 398 pp., [6] ff., illus. (without the map).
$450.00
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The Father of The Father of American Surgery”
Nails Down a Land Deal
Physick, Edmund.  Manuscript Document Signed. Philadelphia: 15 September 1773. Oblong 12mo (3" x 7.75). 1 p.
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Pomet's Own Edition ofHis Guide to Drugs
Pomet, Pierre.  Le marchand sincere ou traite general des drogues simples et composes. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1695. Folio (40 cm, 15.75"). Frontis., [12], 304 (i.e., 332), 108, 116, [38], 16 pp.; 5 of 6 plts., illus.
$4500.00
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Hospital Reform forthe Benefit of Orphans
Portugal.  Sovereign (1750–77, Joseph).  [begins] Eu el rey. Faço saber aos que este Alvará virem: Que sendo o decurso dos tempos sujeito as grandes alterações, que vem a fazer necessarias muitas novas, e antes não cogitadas providencias ... Havendo sido util, e louvavelmente erigido o Hospital dos Expostos da Cidade de Lisboa.... [Lisbon]: Na Regia Officina Typografica., 1775. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). 7, [1 (blank)] pp.
$475.00
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REFORMING the Queen'sHydrotheraphy Hospital at Caldas
Portugal.  Sovereign (1750–77, Joseph).  [begins] Eu el rey. Faço saber aos que este Alvará virem: Que sendo o decurso dos tempos sujeito as grandes alterações, que vem a fazer necessarias muitas novas, e antes não cogitadas providencias ... Havendo sido util, e louvavelmente erigido o Hospital dos Expostos da Cidade de Lisboa.... [Lisbon]: [colophon: Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1775]. Folio. 38 pp.
$500.00

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Springing to Berkeley's Defense in theTar-Water Controversy
Lots & Lots & Lots & Lots & LOTS of Period Detail
Prior, Thomas.  An authentic narrative of the success of tar-water, in curing a great number and variety of distempers, with remarks. And occasional papers relative to the subject. To which are subjoyned two letters from the author of Siris. Dublin: Pr. by Marg. Rhames for R. Gunne, 1746. 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.25"). 4, 248, [2 (blank)] pp.
$1000.00
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TWO Responses toAnthony Collins
Pycroft, Samuel.   A brief enquiry into free-thinking in matters of religion; and some pretended obstructions to it ... Cambridge: Pr. at the University Press for Edmund Jeffery & Jonah Bowyer, 1713. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). [2], 150, [2 (errata)] pp. (lacking half-title). [bound with] Addenbrooke, John.  A short essay upon free-thinking. London: Jonah Bowyer, 1714. 8vo. [8], 16 pp.
$500.00
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Full a Fun, Tales, An Rhymes”Printed for the Author”
[Robinson, Joseph Barlow].  [Works of Sammy Twitcher]. Owd Sammy Twitcher'sCRISMAS BOWK FOR THE YEAR 1870. Derby: Printed by the author, [1870]. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.4"). 26 pp.; 4 plts. [with] Owd Sammy Twitcher's visit tu't Gret Exibishun e Darby. Derby: Pr. by the author, [1870]. 8vo. [24] pp. [and] Owd Sammy Twitcher's second visit tu't Gret Exibishun e Darby, wi' Jim. Pr. by the author, [1870]. 8vo. [24] pp. [and] Owd Sammy Twitcher's visit tu't watter cure establishment, at Matlock-Bonk. Darby: Pr. by the author, [1872]. 8vo. 54, [14 (adv.)], 22 (adv.) pp.; 4 plts.
$750.00
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Improved Taste of Modern Time MustQuestion the Crudities of Former Days”
Rocco, Sha [pseud. of Abisha Shumway Hudson].  The masculine cross and ancient sex worship. New York: Asa K. Butts & Co., 1874. 8vo (19 cm, 7.75"). 65, [7 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$200.00
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Father ofPediatric Medicine
Rosén von Rosenstein, Nils.  Des Herrn Nils Rosén von Rosenstein ... Anweisung zur Kenntniss und Cur der Kinderkrankheiten. Göttingen und Gotha : Bey Johann Christian Dieterich, 1768. 8vo (17.7 cm; 7"). [8] ff., 541 (i.e., 539 ), [1] pp., [7] ff.
$600.00
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Surgeon General of the Continental Army &
Philadelphia Observer of Summer & Autumnal Disease”
(AMERICAN MEDICINE).   Rush, Benjamin.   An inquiry into the various sources of the usual forms of summer & autumnal disease in the United States, and the means of preventing them. To which are added, facts intended to prove the yellow fever not to be contagious. Philadelphia: Published by J. Conrad & Co. and M. & J. Conrad & Co.; Baltimore: Rapin, Conrad, & Co.; Petersburg: Somervell & Conrad; Norfolk: Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. (printed by T. & G. Palmer), 1805. 8vo (22 cm, 8.5"). 113, [1] pp.
$3000.00
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An American Medical Doctor's Observations . . .
. . . in German for the German Public
Rush, Benjamin.  Medicinische Untersuchungen und Beobachtungen. Leipzig: In der Weidmannschen Buchhandlung, 1792. 8vo (22.5, 8.75"). [6], 358 pp.; 2 folded leaves of tables. [with his] Neue Medicinische Untersuchungen und Beobachtungen. Nurnberg: in der Raspeschen Buchhandlung, 1797. 8vo (22.5, 8.75"). ix, [1], 302 pp.
$900.00
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EXHUMATION!
Rush, Benjamin.  William B. Reed, of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Expert in the art of exhumation of the dead. [London]: 1867. 8vo. 15, [1 (blank)] pp.
$47.50
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Sound Study Professional” Provenance
Rush, James.  The philosophy of the human voice: embracing its physiological history; together with a system of principles by which criticism in the art of elocution may be rendered intelligible, and instruction, definite and comprehensive. To which is addeda brief analysis of song and recitative. Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliot, 1833. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.5 “). [4 (ads)] ff., 432 pp.
$250.00
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Woman Entrepreneur, Patent Medicines Division (1855)
S.A. Osburn (Firm).  [drop-title] Osburn's detergent balsam, or, the great remedy, for nursing sore mouth, canker, thrush, scarlet fever, inflamed sore throat, &c., &c. [Rochester, NY]: No publisher/printer, 1855. Tall 12mo (20 cm; 7.75"). 3, [1] pp.
$225.00
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Mesmerism for German Doctors
Sallis, Johann G.  Der tierische Magnetismus (Hypnotismus) und seine Genese. Ein Beitrag zur Aufklärung und eine Mahnung an die Sanitätsbehörden. Leipzig: Ernst Günthers Verlag, 1887. 8vo (20.9 cm, 8.24"). [4], 108 pp.
$150.00
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Scarce Medical DissertationPresentation Inscription from the Doctor
Santy, L. Gervais.  Dissertation sur l'application des sciences physiques et mathématiques, aux sciences médicales en général; suivie de l'exposition succincte de la Constitution météorologique et médicale de printemps de 1807, avec une courte description des maladies qui se sont présentées, pendant ce trimestre, à l'Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Eloi de Montpellier. Montpellier: Bonnariq, F. Avignon & Migueyron, 1808. 4to (23.3 cm, 9.2"). 55, [1] pp.
$200.00
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First U.S. Edition: The Liver & What Goes Wrong with It
Saunders, William.  A treatise on the structure, economy, and diseases of the liver; together with an inquiry into the properties and component parts of the bile and biliary concretions. Boston: W. Pelham, 1797. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.89"). xx, 231, [1] pp.
$225.00
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Simmons on Gonorrhea, in Portuguese, Widow Printer
Simmons, Samuel Foart; Jozé Bento Lopes, trans.  Observaçoes sobre a cura da gonorrhea virulenta ... Porto: Offic. de Viuva Mallen, Filhos, e Companhia, 1794. 12mo (16.6 cm, 6.55"). xv, [1], 169, [5 (index & errata)] pp.
$400.00
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Solicitation for Funding aVictorian Mental Health Institution
Staffordshire General Lunatic Asylum.  [drop-title] Charitable institution for the insane of Staffordshire and the adjacent counties. [Stafford: R. & W. Wright, Printers, 1850?]. Folio (32.8 cm; 13"). [1] f., [1] plt.
$450.00
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The Father of English Medicine
Sydenham, Thomas.  ... Methodus curandi febres, propriis observationibus superstructa. Amstelodami: Apud Gerbrandum Schagen, 1666. 12mo (14 cm, 5.5"). 112 pp.
$5000.00
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Vermont Law from 1824 to 1834
Thompson, Daniel Pierce, comp.  The laws of Vermont, of a public and permanent nature, coming down to, and including the year 1834. Montpelier: Knapp & Jewett, 1835. 8vo (24.3 cm, 9.6"). 228 pp.
$75.00
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BEWICK-Illustrated HERBAL
Thornton, Robert John.  A new family herbal: Or popular account of the natures and properties of the various plants used in medicine, diet, and the arts. London: Richard Phillips (pr. by Richard Taylor & Co.), 1810. 8vo (24.1 cm, 9.5"). xvi, 901, [1 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$850.00
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The EARLIEST KnownHistorical, Mythological, Poetical, & Geographical DICTIONARY
Torrentinus, Hermannus.  Elucidarius vel vocabularius poeticus ... co[n]tine[n]s fabulas, historias, prouincias, vrbes, insulas, fluuios, et montes illustres; Item vocabula et interpretaiones Grecoru[m] & Hebraicoru[m], una cu[m] vocabulis co[m]munibus Saracenoru[m], in latinu[m] translatis et alijs in fine adiunctis. [colophon: Hagenaw: per ... Henricu[s] Gran, impe[n]sis ... Joanis Rynman, 1518]. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [57] ff. (without final blank).
$1200.00
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Feuding Friends & Jesuit's Bark
Torti, Francesco.  Ad criticam dissertationem De abusu chinae chinae Mutinensibus medicis perperam objecto a clarissimo quondam viro Bernardino Ramazzino. Mutinae: Typis Bertholomaei Soliani, 1715. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). viii, 191, [1] pp.
$750.00
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Review of Improvements in theCare & Treatment of Mental Illness
Tuke, Daniel Hack.  Rules and list of the present members of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Insane; and the prize essay entitled Progressive changes which have taken place since the time of Pinel in the moral management of the insane and the various contrivances which have been adopted instead of mechanical restraint. London: Published for the Society by John Churchill, 1854. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 6, 8, [2], 9–119, [3] pp.
$600.00
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The Virtues of theBath Thermal Waters
Tunstall, James.  The Bath waters: Their uses and effects in the cure and relief of various chronic diseases. London: John Churchill., 1850. 8vo. (21 cm; 8.25"). x, 144 pp., table.
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An Insider's Guide toBATH
Tunstall, James.  Rambles about Bath and its neighbourhood. Bath: R.E. Peach, 1856. 12mo (17.5 cm; 7"). Frontis., viii pp., [1] f., 304 pp., 13 plts, fold. map, illus.
$150.00
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With Carefully Engraved & Labelled Illustrations
Venette, Nicolai.  ... Abhandlung von Erzeugung der Menschen. Königsberg: Christoph Gottfried Eckart, 1738. 8vo (17 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., [16] ff., 546 pp., 10 leaves of plts. (various sizes).
$250.00
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Owned by a Very Interesting Woman
Virgilius, Polydorus (Polydore Vergil).  ... De rervm inventoribvs libri VIII. Et de prodigiis libri III. Amstelodami: Apud Danielem Elzevirium,, 1671. 12mo (13.3 cm, 5.25"). *12**8A–X12Y14Z12Aa–Ff12 (verso of F11 adhered to a blank, -F12 & -G1-6); [20] ff., 511, [1] pp., [3] ff., 100 pp., [41] ff. (without the index leaves to the Prodigies).
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Woman's Beauty Defined byMEN of the World
Walker, Alexander.  Beauty; illustrated chiefly by an analysis and classification of beauty in woman. New York: J. & H.G. Langley; Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, & Haswell; Boston: Weeks, Jordan, & Co., 1840. 12mo (19.2 cm, 7.5"). xx, 390 pp., [3 (ads)] ff.
$35.00
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Attempting to Restore SIGHT in the Early 1800s
Wardrop, James.  History of James Mitchell, a boy born blind and deaf, with an account of the operation performed for the recovery of his sight. London: Pr. for John Murray ... ; & Archibald Constable & Co., Edinburgh, by W. Bulmer & Co., 1813. Small 4to (27.6 cm, 10.875"). vi, 52 pp.
$100.00
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Orthopaedics
Wilhelm, Philipp.  Uber den Bruch des Schlüsselbeines und über die verschiedenen Methoden denselben zu heilen. Würzburg: Gedruckt bey Carl Wilhelm Becker, 1822. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 87, [3] pp.; 2 fold. plts.
$450.00
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H.D., Hemingway, Stein, Marianne Moore, & So Many Others Were His FRIENDS
Williams, William Carlos.  The autobiography of William Carlos Williams.  New York: Random House, © 1951.  8vo (21.5 cm; 8.5"). xiv, 402 pp.
$450.00
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A Book of Secrets — 1581
Zapata, Giovanni Battista; Giuseppe Scienza, comp. & ed.   Li maravigliosi secreti di medicina e chirurgia, nuovamente ritrovati per guarire ogni sorte d'infermità. Torino: Appresso gli heredi del Bevilacqua, 1581. 8vo (16 cm, 6.25"). [22] ff., 196 pp. (pp. 185–88) misbound at front in the “tavola”.
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