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Emphasizing the MEDICAL HUMANITIES,  i.e.,  Medicine esp. as drawing on, related to, & reflected in Literature, Philosophy, History, Law, Religion, Ethics &/or Psychology, Ethnography, Natural History, Cultural Studies, Gender, Commerce, & Cookery . . .
PRB&M is presently cataloguing and offering for sale an array of extremely interesting and various books and pamphlets from the historical collection of the lateRobert Sadoff, MD, one of the nation's leading forensic psychiatrists and indeed a founder of that discipline; a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, he was also director of its Center for Studies in Social-Legal Psychiatry.  If you collect such things as that promises, please look for his name below, use SADOFF as a keyword here, and contact us for individual early updates on Sadoff material.
We have also lately acquired the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928, specializing in Science & Medicine). This material is not so reliably searchable, but those interested may write to inquire.

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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Our highlighted entries are repeated in their
expectable alphabetical places,
below . . .


The Science of Emotion, Illustrated
Alibert, Jean Louis, Baron.  Physiologie des passions, ou nouvelle doctrine des sentimens moraux. Paris: Béchet Jeune (pr. by Crapelet), 1827. 8vo (20.4 cm, 8"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., [4], cx, 384, [2] pp.; 4 plts. II: [4], 552 pp.; 9 plts.
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Murder by PoisonUnidentified
Angus, Charles (defendant).  The trial of Charles Angus, Esq. on an indictment for the wilful murder of Margaret Burns, at the Assizes held at Lancaster, on Friday, 2d Sept. 1808, before the Hon. Sir Alan Chambre. Liverpool: Printed by William Jones, [1808]. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [2] ff., 288 pp.
$850.00
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Good Ladies,UNCENSUR'D Bath's Pleasures Pursue . . . ”
Anstey, Christopher.  The new Bath guide: Or, memoirs of the B-n-r-d family. In a series of poetical epistles. London: J. Dodsley, and Fletcher & Hodson, 1767. 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.875"). Frontis., [6], iv, 173, [1] pp.
$175.00
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Medical Climatology
Arbuthnot, John; Pierre Boyer de Prébandier, trans.  Essai des effets de l'air, sur le corps-humain. Paris: Jacques Barois, fils, 1742. 8vo (horizontal chain lines; 17 cm, 6.75"). xxiv, 320 pp.
$400.00
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PLAGUE, YELLOW FEVER, DYSENTERY, & MORE
Assalini, Paolo; Adam Neal, tr.  Observations on the disease called the plague, on the dysentery, the ophthalmy of Egypt, and on the means of prevention. With some remarks on the yellow fever of Cadiz, and the description and plan of an hospital for the reception of patients affected with epidemic and contagious diseases. New York: Printed and sold by T. & F. Swords, 1806. 8vo (18 cm, 7"). xlvii, [1], 234 pp.
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BACON onNATURE
Bacon, Francis.  Sylva sylvarum, sive historia naturalis, in decem centurias distributa. Lug. Batavor.: Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1648. 12mo (12.9 cm, 5.1"). Add. engr. t.-p., [34], 612, [48], 87, [1] pp.
$700.00
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The Andrade Set inQuarter Red Morocco
Barcía, Andrés González de.  Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida. Madrid: Imprenta de los Hijos de Doña Catalina Piñuela, 1829. 12mo. 2 vols. I: [2] ff., 508 pp., fold. table. II: [2] ff., 512 pp.
$1675.00
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Anatomy & Therapeutics as Taught on the Continent,
NOW for the English Medical Audience
Beckher, Daniel.  Medicus microcosmus, seu, Spagyria microcosmi exhibens medicinam corpore hominis tùm vivo, tùm extincto doctè eruendam, scitè praeparandam, & dextrè propinandam. Londini: Prostant apud Jo. Martin, Ja. Allestry & Tho. Dicas, 1660. 12mo (13.5 cm, 5.25"). [16] ff., 304 pp., [12] ff.
$1250.00
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Scurvy, Tuberculosis, Fever & Their Causes
—  Well, Beddoes Got It ALL Wrong
Beddoes, Thomas.  Observations on the nature and cure of calculus, sea scurvy, consumption, catarrh, and fever: Together with conjectures upon several other subjects of physiology and pathology. Philadelphia: Printed by T. Dobson, 1797. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). xvi, 278, [2] pp.
$300.00
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The State ofEarly 19th-Century Austrian Medical Knowledge
Bischoff, Ignaz Rudolph Edler von Altenstern.  Grundzüge der allgemeinen Naturlehre des Menschen ... Mit vorzüglicher Hinsicht auf die praktische Medicin. Wien: A. Strauss's sel. Witwe, 1838–39. 8vo (21 cm, 8.3"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., [22], 352, [2] pp. II: xvi, 492 pp.
$950.00
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By aMEGASTAR Medical Professor
Boerhaave, Herman.  Aphorismi de cognoscendis et curandis morbis, in usum doctrinae domesticae digesti ... editio sexta. Edinburgi: R. Drummond & Soc. for G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, 1744. 12mo (15.5 cm, 6.1"). [8], 330, [24 (index)] pp.
$650.00
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The HUMAN MIND ExaminedPhilosophically, Medically, Psychologically
Brown, Thomas.  Lectures on the philosophy of the human mind. Edinburgh: William Tait, 1828. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.75"). XXXI, [1], 692 pp.; port.
$175.00
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The Author Was aStrange (Mental) Case
Browne, Simon.  A defence of the religion of nature, and the Christian revelation; against the defective account of the one, and the exceptions against the other, in a book, entitled, Christianity as old as the creation. London: Richard Ford, 1732. 8vo (20.6 cm, 8.1"). vi, [2], 267, 272–512 pp.
$575.00
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Classic 17th-Century Study of Melancholy
Handsome 19th-Century Edition
Burton, Robert. The anatomy of melancholy, what it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptoms, prognostics and several cures of it. With their several sections, members, and subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut up. London: Longman, Rees & Co. (pr. by Gilbert & Rivington), 1837. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.8"). 2 vols. I: xxiv, 583, [1] pp. II: [4], 612 pp.
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Laugh a Little Cringe a LittleCarrington Curiosa
Cabanès, Augustin.  The secret cabinet of history peeped into by a doctor. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1897. 8vo. x pp., [2[ ff., 3–239, vii, [1 (blank) pp., [4 (ads)] ff.
$100.00
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Early Electrical ExperimentsFirst Edition in the Author's Mother Tongue
Cavallo, Tiberius.  Trattato completo d'elettricità teorica e pratica con sperimenti originali ... tradotto in Italiano dall'originale Inglese con addizioni e cangiamenti fatti dall' autore. Firenze: Gaetano Cambiagi Stamp. Granducale, 1779. 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). xx, 511, [1] pp.; 1 fold. table., 3 fold. plts.
$500.00
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Advice from a Man with More than a Few Afflictions
Cheyne, George.  An essay of health and long life. London: Printed for George Strahan ... and J. Leake, 1724. 8vo (20 cm, 7.75"). xx, 232 pp.
$600.00
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Makes the Weak StrongPeculiar to Itself
C.I. Hood & Co.  Hood's pansy. Lowell, MA: C.I. Hood & Co., [ca. 1890]. 16mo (10.5 cm, 4.2"). [16] pp.; illus.
$95.00
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Capturing an AgeOne Biography at a Time
[Clarke].  The Georgian era: Memoirs of the most eminent persons, who have flourished in Great Britain, from the accession of George the First to the demise of George the Fourth. London: Vizetelly, Branston, & Co., 1832–34. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.65"). 4 vols. I: Frontis., 582 pp.; 12 plts. II: Frontis., [2], 588 pp. III: Frontis., [2], 588 pp. IV: Frontis., 588 pp.
$450.00
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How to Treat & CURETERTIAN FEVERS
Cleghorn, George.  Observations on the epidemical diseases in Minorca. From the year 1744, to 1749. To which is prefixed, a short account of the climate, productions, inhabitants, and endemial distempers, of that island. London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand; and G. Robinson, in Pater-Noster Row, 1779. 8vo (20.5 cm; 8.125"). [iii]–xxiv, 311 pp. Lacks half-title.
$400.00
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Sheriffs & Coroners
The compleat sheriff in theory and practice; shewing the importance, nature, and duty, of that high office ... to which is added, the office and duty of a coroner. London: Pr. by W. Strahan & M. Woodfall for G. Kearsly, 1778. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.6"). [4], 468 pp.
$350.00
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I've Been Singing His L E G
[drop-title]  Cork leg songster.  Newcastle-on-Tyne: William R. Walker, [ca. 1860?]. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). 24 pp.
$75.00
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A Really Scarce Book & an Author Who is an Enigma
Corke, Miss.  'What shall we do with them?' A history of the London and Brighton convalescent home. London: J. Nisbet & Co., 1882. 12mo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). Frontis., vii, [1 blank], 157, [1] pp.
$250.00
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A French Doctor in theAMERICAN REVOLUTION Rewarded by a Virginia College
Coste, Jean-François.  Oratio habita in capitolio Gulielmopolitano in comitiis Universitatis Virginiae, die XII Junii M. DCC. LXXXII. Dùm favente gallorum ducum & militum frequentiâ, medicae cooptationis laureâ donabatur christianissimi regis exercitûs archiater, Joannes-Franciscus Coste ... Lugduni Batavorum: No publisher/printer, 1783. 8vo (20 cm, 8"). [4] ff., 103, [1 (blank)] pp.
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TrulyCLASSIC in Its Field: MAGIC
Del Río, Martin Antoine.  Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex, quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, et uanarum superstitionum confutatio, utilis theologis, iurisconsultis, medicis, philologis. Moguntiae: Apud Joannem Albinum, 1603. Folio (31.5 cm; 12.5"). [12 ff.], 276 pp., [8] ff.; [2 ff.], 268 pp., [10], [2] ff., 250 pp., [5] ff. (without the folding table in book II).
$2500.00
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More Than 1000 Illustrations byPieter van der Borcht
& with Evidence of Readership
Dodoens, Rembert.  Remberti Dodonaei Mechliniensis medici caesari Stirpium historiae pemptades sex sive libri XXX. Antuerpiae: Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1583. Folio (36 cm; 14"). [10] ff., 860 pp., [13] ff., illus.
$8500.00
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Cholera in Mexico after the
Mexican-American War
Duck, William Ward.  Método curativo racional para el cholera morbus asiático, por Guillermo Ward Duck. México : Tipo. de R. Rafael, 1850. 8vo. 16 pp.
$525.00
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The 1886 Winner of theParkes Memorial Prize
Duncan, Andrew.  The prevention of disease in tropical and sub-tropical campaigns. London: J. & A. Churchill, 1888. 8vo (22 cm, 8.5"). x, 396 pp.
$850.00
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The State of a Significant Bishopric, POST-Revolution
A Two-VolumeFRENCH Sammelband
Du Trousset d’Héricourt, Bénigne-Urbain-Jean-Marie, Bishop of Autun.   [Mandements, etc.]. Autun: L'Imprimerie de Dejussieu, 1829–1852. 8vo (24.5 cm, 9.7"). 2 vols. I: [~550] pp. II: [~500] pp.; various paginations.
$575.00
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“A Subject of Intense Interest to the Philanthropist & the Man of Science”
Ellis, William Charles.  A treatise on the nature, symptoms, causes, and treatment of insanity. London: Samuel Holdsworth (R. Clay, Printer), 1838. 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). viii, 344 pp. (frontis. lacking).
$800.00
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Gout? or Scarlet Fever?  BOTH Are Covered Here
Endter, Christian Ernst.  Ausführlicher Bericht, von denen schmertzhaften Glieder-Kranckheiten, als nemlich: Gicht, Podagra, Chiragra, Gonagra, Malo ischiatico ... Mit noch einer Zugabe, von denen Ursachen eines kurtzen oder langen Lebens derer Menschen, und dassalle Kranckheiten anfangs, mit leichter Mühe, ohne, oder durch wenige Kosten zu curiren sind ... [with another]. Franckfurt: No publisher/printer, 1741. Small 8vo (17.3 cm; 6.875" ). 189, [1 (blank)] pp., lacks final blank leaf.  [bound with] Johann Pelargus Storch. Practischer und Theoretischer Tractat vom Scharlach-Fieber, wie solches von etlichen und zwantzig Jahren her, als eine etwas seltsame, jedoch zuweilen grassirende Kinder-Kranckheit, aus vielen zur Hand gekommenen Casibus kennen gelernet. Gotha: verlefts Christian Mevius, 1742. Small 8vo (17.3 cm; 6.875"). [4] ff., 280, [3] pp., lacks final blank leaf.
$875.00
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An Heir of HippocratesA Pioneer Forensic Psychiatist
Esquirol, Etienne.  Aliénation mentale. Des illusions chez les aliénés. Question médico-légale sur l'isolement des aliénés. Paris: Librairie Medicale de Crochard, 1832. 8vo (22 cm, 8.5"). [2] ff., 83, [1] pp.
$2500.00
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Florida's First AuthorOn a New World Apparition
ofMichael, not Mary
Florencia, Francisco de.  Narracion de la marabillosa aparicion que hizo el archangel San Miguel a Diego Lazaro de San Francisco, indio feligres del Pueblo de S. Bernardo de la jurisdiccion de Santa Maria Nativitas. Fundacion del santuario, que llaman San Miguel del Milagro; de la fuente milagrosa, que debaxo de una peña mostrò el principe de los angeles; de los milagros, que ha hecho el aqua bendita, y el barro amassado de dicha fuente, en los que con fee, y devocion han usado dellos para remedio de sus males. En Sevilla: En la Imprenta de las Siete Revueltas, [1740]. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [8], 194, [4] pp.; illus.
$3250.00
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Early Electrotherapeutics
Gardini, Francesco Giuseppe.  L'applicazione delle nuove scoperte del fluido elettrico agli usi della ragionevole medicina. Genova: Per Adamo Scionico, 1774. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.75"). xiv, 3–248 pp.
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Spirits & Sleepwalking
Gentil, Joseph-Adolphe.  Initiation aux mystères-secrets de la théorie et de la pratique du magnétisme rendue simple et facile quant à la pratique, simple et explicative quant aux principaux phénomènes dérivant du somnambulisme, etc., suivie d'expériences inédites faites a Monte-Cristo, chez Alexandre Dumas, et de la biographie de J.-B. Marcillet. Paris: Robert, [1849]. 12mo (19 cm, 7.5"). Frontis. (incl. in pagination), 99, [5] pp.
$300.00
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CORNERSTONE for an AMERICAN SPORTING LIBRARY
“Gentleman of Philadelphia County, A” [i.e., Jesse Y. Kester].  The American shooter's manual, comprising such plain and simple rules, as are necessary to introduce the inexperienced into a full knowledge of all that relates to the dog, and the correct use of a gun; also a description of the game of this country. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. 12mo (18.5 cm; 7.125"). [2] ff., pp. [ix]–249, [1] p., [1 (errata)] f., [3 (ads)] ff.; frontis., 2 plts.
$1800.00
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Cowper's Life aStriking Instance of
the Instability of Earthly Hopes
Greatheed, Samuel.  A practical improvement of the divine counsel and conduct, attempted in a sermon, occasioned by the decease of William Cowper Esq; preached at Olney, 18 May 1800. Newport-Pagnel: J. Wakefield, [1800]. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.9"). [4], 47, [1] pp.
$175.00
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Poetry from Springfield, Massachusetts
     &  the Mansion” Hotel at Pas'comuck
Greene, Aella.  After night, a summer-place talk, with other poems. Boston: Lee & Shepard; New York: Lee, Shepard & Dillingham, 1873. 8vo. Frontis., 93, [1] pp.; 2 plts. (incl. in pagination).
$50.00
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Wondrous Happenings inSixth Century Italy
Gregorius I, Pont. Max. (Gregory I, pope).  Dialogorum libri quattuor. [colophon: Venetiis: per Hieronymus de Paganinis,1492]. Small 4to (19.5 cm; 7.625"). [79 of 80] ff., lacks final blank leaf.
$3500.00
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A Plea for Training Women in the MEDICAL ARTS
Gregory, George.  Medical morals, illustrated with plates and extracts from medical works; designed to show the pernicious social and moral influence of the present system of medical practice, and the importance of establishing female medical colleges, and educating and employing female physicians for their own sex. New York: Published by the author, 1852. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 48 pp.
$800.00
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War & Peace, & Prosperity?
(Guatemala in the 1870s).  A collection of 17 broadsides, 2-page publications, and pamphlets. Guatemala: Various publishers/presses, 1870–79. All items folio.
$3450.00
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Witty, Moderately Filthy, & Scarce
Harington, John.  The metamorphosis of Ajax; a cloacinean satire: With the Anatomy and apology ... To which is added, Ulysses upon Ajax. Chiswick: C. Whittingham, 1814. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.7"). Frontis., xv, [1], xx, [4], 135, [1], 21, [1], 62, [4], 70, [2] pp.; illus., music.
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More than One Lifetime's Worth of Adventure & Interesting Ideas
Harriott, John.  Struggles through life, exemplified in the various travels and adventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, of John Harriott, Esq. London: Pr. for the author, 1815. 12mo (18 cm, 7.1"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., xvxv, [1], 443, [1] pp. II: xii, 428, [2] pp. III: vii, [1], 479, [1] pp. (lacking pp. 69–72); 1 fold. plt., 1 plt.
$750.00
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Dance of DeathBewick(s?), after Holbein
[Hawkins, J.S., ed.].  Emblems of mortality; representing, in upwards of fifty cuts, death seizing all ranks and degrees of people. London: T. Hodgson, 1789. 12mo (17.1 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., [2], xxviii, 51, [1] pp.; illus.
$950.00
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Know Thyself”And FEAR Thy Sex Life
Hayes, Albert H.  The science of life; or, self-preservation. A medical treatise on nervous and physical debility, spermatorrhoea, impotence, and sterility, with practical observations on the treatment of diseases of the generative organs. Boston: Peabody Medical Institute, © 1881. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). xviii, 286 pp.; 4 plts. (1 fold.).
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Not Perfect butEvocative on Many Fronts
Hazlemore, Maximilian.  Domestic economy: Or, a complete system of English housekeeping ... also, the complete brewer ... likewise the family physician. London: J. Creswick & Co., 1794. 8vo. xxxii, 392 pp. (lacking pp. 331/32, 341–44, 357–62, & 365–84 ).
$350.00
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Sutton's Hospital inCharterhouse
    & The FamousCharterhouse School
Herne, Samuel.   Domus carthusiana: Or an account of the most noble foundation of the charter-house near Smithfield in London. Both before and since the Reformation. London: Pr. by T.R. for Richard Marriott & Henry Brome, 1677. 8vo (18.2 cm, 7.2"). Frontis., [46], 287, [1] pp.; 2 plts.
$1500.00
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From a Caney, Kansas NYAL
Hill, Janet McKenzie.  Nyal cook book. Practical recipes that have been tested in actual use. Detroit: Nyal Company, (copyright 1916). 12mo (19.4 cm, 7.625"). Frontis., [20], 228 pp.; 7 double-sided plts.
$90.00
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Plants for BothOrnament & Medicine
Hill, John.  The British herbal: An history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use, or raised for beauty. London: Pr. for T. Osborne & J. Shipton, J. Hodges, J. Newbery, et al., 1756 [–1757]. Folio (41.3 cm, 16.25"). Frontis., [4], 536 pp.; 75 plts.
$4000.00
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The Medicinal Virtues of PlantsIllustrated
Hill, John.  The family herbal, or an account of all those English plants, which are remarkable for their virtues, and of the drugs which are produced by vegetables of other countries; with their descriptions and their uses, as proved by experience. Bungay: J. & R. Childs, 1822. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). viii, xl, 376 pp.; 54 col. plts.
$750.00
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Trouble Sleeping? Are You Anxious Try Valerian.
Hill, John.  Valeriana oder von denen Tugenden der Baldrian-Wurzel in denen Krankheiten und Zufällen der Nerven nebst denen Kennzeichen wodurch die wahre von der unächten kan unterschieden werden. Nürnberg: Adam Ludwig Wirsing, 1765. 8vo (17.5 cm, 7"). 31, [1] pp.; 2 fold. color plts.
$300.00
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ToAmputate or Not?
Hooper, Robert.  The surgeon's vade-mecum: containing the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of surgical diseases. Accompanied by the modern and approved methods of operating, select formulae of prescriptions, Latin and English, and a glossary of terms. Albany: Pub. & sold by E.F. Backus...; E. & E. Hosford, printers, © 1813. 12mo. xviii, 275, [1 (blank)] pp., [5] ff.
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Skepticism from anEcclesiastical Savant
Huet, Pierre-Daniel.  Pet. Dan. Huetii episcopi Abrincensis De imbecillitate mentis humanae libri tres. Amstelodami: Apud H. Du Sauzet, 1738. 12mo (17 cm, 6.75"). xxxviii, [10], 223, [1] pp. (frontis. lacking).
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