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A Pocketful of Rye

By: CRONIN, A.J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1969

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 31271

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first edition (likely first American ed.). A. J. Cronin's touching tale of a Scottish doctor's life in Switzerland, which is marked by lost opportunities. --- In tan cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Sarah El Bindari illustrations to front and back panels. --- An excellent copy, though with a little toning to edges of covers. Unclipped jacket also nice, and in lightly rubbed mylar protector.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (6), 245 pages View more info

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Atlas of Surgical Operations

By: CUTLER, Elliott C.; ZOLLINGER, Robert (authors); CODDING, Mildred B. (illustrations)

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1939

Stock No.: 83688

Condition: Very Good


A guide for the surgeon-in-training detailing the ". . .intimate technical steps of surgical procedures". Surgery in various parts of the body are discussed, such as in the neck, chest, abdominal wall, stomach and intestines, vagina and extremities (as well as other localities). The procedures are accompanied by detailed, full-page black & white illustrations on rectos by Mildred B. Codding. --- A likely first edition, in dark blue buckram with titling and rules in gilt to cover and spine; gilt image of surgeon's hand to cover. This oversize volume (10.5 in. wide x 15 in. tall). Volume... View more info

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A Journal of the Plague Year &c.: Being Observations or Memorials of the most Remarkable Occurences, both Publick and Private, which happen'd in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665. And written by a Citizen all the while in London.

By: DEFOE, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1968

Stock No.: 83298

Condition: Very Good+


The author's semi-fictional account of the great London plague of 1665 first appeared in 1722. This reprint edition with an introduction by James Sutherland. Illustrations in color and black & white by Domenico Gnoli. --- Bound in tweed-look textured green paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling in red and 1665 date to cover, also in red; black topstain. Sandglass flyer not present. Volume housed in the same tweedy paper-covered slipcase. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, else an unmarked, bright and tightly-bound copy. Excellent slipcase with... View more info

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The Body Has A Head

By: Eckstein, Gustav

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1970

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 73222

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


The complexities of the human body are explained in an understandable way. A good Book Club copy, in full turquoise cloth on board covers. With bumped corners; clean interior. Dust jacket some chipping at spine ends; in good overall shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 799 pages View more info

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Towers of Healing: The First 125 Years of Denver's Saint Joseph Hospital

By: FISHELL, Dave

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Denver, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundations: 1999

Stock No.: 83004

Condition: Very Good+


The story of Denver's Saint Joseph's Hospital is told in words and historic photos upon the 125th anniversary of its founding. --- In stiff wraps with sepia images of the hospital to covers. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and sound but with retailer's back cover sticker.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xv, 207 pages View more info

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Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical [Gray's Anatomy] 5th Edition, 1870 New American version

By: GRAY, Henry (author); CARTER, H. V., M.D. (illustrations)

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry C. Lea: 1870

Stock No.: 83691

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A "new American" edition of the famous guide to the human body, from the fifth and enlarged English edition. Published 12 years after the original edition by Henry Gray, with 462 woodcut engraved illustrations by H. V. Carter, M.D., depicting all aspects of human anatomy. Additional illustrations by Dr. Westmacott. The artwork is accompanied by text which describes the area of study in detail. With an introduction on general anatomy and development by T. Holmes. --- In leather-covered boards with gilt spine titling on black block; gilt horizontal rules to spine. Volume has no dust jac... View more info

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Going Higher: Oxygen, Man, and Mountains

By: HOUSTON M.D., Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Seattle, The Mountaineers: 1998

Stock No.: 77366

ISBN: 0898865808

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated Fourth Edition of a work first published in 1980 as 'Going Higher: The Story of Man and Altitude'. The author examines the effects of oxygen deprivation at high altitudes, and ways climbers can adapt. With a history of the study of man and high altitude. Includes numerous b&w photos & illustrations; indexed. --- A clean, firm, unmarked softcover copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages View more info

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The Physical Fitness Encyclopedia

By: KUNTZLEMAN, Charles T. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania,, Rodale Press: 1971

Stock No.: 76648

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated second printing, 1971. Comprehensive guide to exercise in a good copy. In light blue cloth-covered hardcovers. Includes numerous drawings, photos and charts. Indexed. --- A firm, clean copy with a discreet notation on page 1. Jacket with photo of happy runner on cover; is somewhat rubbed but otherwise in good shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 582 pages View more info

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The Happy Family

By: Munroe, John Levy and Ruth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1950

Edition: Thirteenth Printing

Stock No.: 73049

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Landmark work in a nice copy. Stated 13th printing (1950); first published 1938. In full black, lightly scuffed covers. Interior clean and unmarked. ; 1.2 x 8.1 x 5.4 Inches View more info

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Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography

By: SCHWEITZER, Albert.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1949

Stock No.: 80998

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Stated fourth printing (October 1949) of the autobiography of the noted German-French physician, theologian, writer, and organist. Dr. Schweitzer abandoned his stable life in Europe to establish a hospital in West-Central Africa, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. Translated from the German by C. T. Campion. Includes a postscript by Everett Skillings. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards with titling in black on spine. Simple blue jacket with unclipped flap price. --- With interior notes and underlinings on perhaps as many as 15 pages, else a clean, firm copy. Dust jacket with ch... View more info

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Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary: Ninth Edition, Illustrated

By: TABER, Clarence Wilbur

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, F. A. Davis Company: 1963

Stock No.: 83413

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1963 revision of this standard medical reference, in its ninth edition. With black & white illustrations throughout, thumb-indexed. Back matter includes all manner of tables, charts, lists and other references; also with section entitled "The Interpreter" which offers translations of common English-language phrases into French, German, Italian and Spanish. --- In green cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations to covers and spine. Pagination by letter, as "A-12" or "M-50". --- An excellent copy, clean, tightly bound and sturdy but with chafing to cover extremi... View more info