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The Orchid in Lore and Legend.

By: Berliocchi, Luigi

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2001

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 1678

ISBN: 0881924911

Condition: Fine


8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams "The Orchid Album". An account of the discovery of the orchid and it's place in literature, religion, the arts, magic, cuisine, lore and legend. Also included is an account of the most popular genera and their cult... View more info

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Medicina Medica. Metaphysical Healing Methods in Late-antique and Medieval Manuscripts With Thirty Facsimile Plates. The Classics of Medicine Library.. With Booklet of Notes from the Editors included.

By: Bierdermann, Hans

Price: $146.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, The Claasics of Medicine Library, Gryphon Editions: 1986

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2587

ISBN: 3201010774

Condition: Very Fine


4to. 107 pgs. Very Fine condition black leather hardcover with gilt decoration and embossment to covers and spine with die-stamped 22k gold. All edges of textblock gilt. Gold marker ribbon bound into headband, marbled endpapers. Pristine condition of the privately printed English language edition translated from the German by Rosemarie Werba. [from the Austrian Edition, Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1972). Included is a 23pg booklet of notes from the editors. Table of Contents: Introduction, Metaphysical Healing Theories, The Postulate of the Four Humours, The Tacuinum sanitatis, Magic... View more info

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Devils, Drugs and Doctors. The Story of the Science of Healing from Medicine-Man to Doctor.

By: Haggard, Howard W.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1929

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings

Seller ID: 2558

Condition: Good to Very Good


xxii.405pgs. Good to Very Good condition black cloth hardcover. Corners rubbed, rear hinge loose but holding well, general wear to covers. Light foxing to enpapers, frontis and title page. Generously illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, woodcuts, portaits. Parts and Chapters: The Conquest of Death at Birth: Childbirth and Civilization, Sairey Gamps and the Midmen, The Compassion of Peter Chamberlen, "A Gentleman with Clean Hands May Carry the Disease"; The Story of Anaesthesia: "In Sorrow Thou Shalt Bring Forth Children"; The Progress of Surgery: Making an Anat... View more info

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Ballet Panorama. An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Centuries. With 158 Illustrations from Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

By: Haskell, Arnold L.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1947

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1934

Condition: Very Good


viii.120pgs. Very Good yellow cloth hardcover. Very minimal shelf wear, clean and unmarked with the exception of an inscription on front blank William T. Rothwell London 1956". Illustrated endpapers.With 158 Illustrations from prints, drawings and black and white photographs. Contents: I. The Birth and Progress of Ballet. II. The Romantic Movement. III. Ballet in Russia and Russian Ballet. IV. The Birth of Ballet in England and America. V. Voyage into Space. VI. Ballet Since 1939. Index. By the author of: Balletomania, Diaghileff, Dancing Round the World, Prelude to Ballet, Balletomane's ... View more info