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Smoke : a global history of smoking
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Smoke : a global history of smoking

By Sander L. Gilman and Zhou Xun. [ Edited By ]

London: Reaktion Books, 2004. The First UK edition: Beautiful and informative book. The culture of smoking around the world is examined thoroughly in this illustrated volume. The contributors explore the history of smoking and its impact on health, gender, sexuality, art and literature. The study is not confined to tobacco and examines the use of other drugs like cocaine, hashish and opium. Human beings have always smoked, and they probably always will. Every culture in recorded history has smoked something, whether as a cure or for pleasure, whether as part of a ritual or as an aspect of popular culture. It is curious, then, that no history of smoking has been written based on the assumption that smoking - in all of its forms and products - is a cultural phenomenon common to all human societies. Smoke: A Global History of Smoking examines the culture of smoking in different traditions and locations around the world. From opium dens in Victorian England to tobacco in Edo period Japan, and from ganja and cocaine to Havana cigars, Smoke encompasses the subject as no book has before. Based in cultural history, it employs a large number of images as part of its evidence: around 300 illustrations document smoking and smokers of many substances including tobacco, scented cigarettes, marijuana, opium and cocaine. The various essays examine the changing role of smoking in high and popular culture, ranging from images used in advertising to the legal and moral critiques of smoking, and from opera to the internet. Smoke will appeal to all those who smoke, all those who used to smoke, and all those who have tried, and failed, to give it up. Review: This ... fascinating book has opened my eyes... -- Beryl Bainbridge The Times As with the best histories Smoke paints a vivid picture of times past into which smoking itself is just a lure. Glasgow Herald Smoke has many splendid and absorbing illustrations - pictures on nearly every page that range from smoking film stars, early advertising posters and ornate carved pipes, to beautiful full-colour reproductions of Western and Oriental art Sunday Telegraph There is ... an undeniable pleasure to be taken in Smoke's copious visual material -- Jonathan Meades London Evening Standard A remarkable collection of over 30 essays ... it is beautifully produced and profusely illustrated ... It is a real pleasure to recommend a book of true anthropological range and seriousness, conjuring, like the perfect smoke ring, the history of a universal human practice at a time when the issues raised ... are at the forefront of current world-wide debates on health policy and social safety. British Medical Journal. 408 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-393) and index. Sander L. Gilman is Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA. A cultural and literary historian, he is the author or editor of over sixty books, including Health and Illness: Images of Difference (Reaktion Books, 1996), and Franz Kafka (Reaktion Books, 2005). Zhou Xun is ESRC Research Fellow in the History Department at SOAS, University of London, and the author of Chinese Perceptions of the 'Jews' and Judaism: A History of the Youtai (2000) [ Location : Br4/3 ]. First Edition. Hard Bound. Fine+/Fine + NOT PRICE CLIPPED. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.50

Chester Royal Infirmary 1756 1956
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Chester Royal Infirmary 1756 1956

By Mumford, Enid M. { Prepared from Hospital Records By }

United Kingdom: The Chester and District Hospital Management Committee, 1956. An uncommon history. Herewith in decent clean order. p.34, with some illustrations from old records, including the Royal Infirmary in 1790. Firm order, clean, if dulled to wrapper edges. [ Location : Br1/FPSbase ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good ( See Comments). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$7.13

Modern Beauty Culture

By Verni, Maria.

London: The New Era Publishing Co., 1933. Qtr Leather Boards - A solid and firm copy, well illustrated throughout, in substantial binding, if with rubs at extremities. Has had a neat repair to b/w potrait frontis, else a clean tight copy. 'A Complete guide to beauty including diet, health exercises, baths, and all modern methods relating to the art of beauty culture with illustrations, diagrams, and recipes.' 434pp inc index.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.38

A text-book on the practice of Gynecology
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A text-book on the practice of Gynecology

By Ashton, William Easterly.

Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1913. Fifth Edition Revised: A super clean and tight copt. pp: 1100 + 16 pp adv at rear. Size: 8vo ( Heavy ) [ Location : E1 ]. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illus. by John V. Alteneder. 8vo.

$15.68

Britain's Homes: a study of the Empire's heart-disease.

By Haw, George.

London: The Clarion Press, 1902. THE FIRST EDITION. 240 p. ; 20 cm. A very decent copy in the original petrol blue clth covers, with titles stamped in White. Tight and square, no inscriptions, occasional fox spot, more prevalent to the prelims. Nice copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [ Location: E7 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$17.10

Our Sex Life, a Guide & Counsellor for Everyone

By Kahn, Fritz

London: William Heinemann Limited [ Medical Books ], 1941. Maroon Boards. A thorough medical and psychological account of "our sex life". Pp; 459. BOOK: a firm clean copy, both internally and externally. Just with spine fade. Handles well. Size: Tall 8vo (HEAVY) [ Location: E2 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$18.53

A Synopsis of Physiology

By Short, A. J. Rendle (Arthur J. Rendle); Ham, C. I. (Constance Irene)

Bristol: John Wright & Sons, 1927. [ IF YOU BUY THIS ITEM - PLEASE CHOOSE ANY OTHER ITEM[S] UP TO THE VALUE OF THE PURCHASE PRICE- "But please Email me." Use the "Ask Bookseller a Question tab below" I will send you a link so that you can choose another item. ] Tan Cloth Boards - The Uncommon first within this Series. Book is well illustrated, with some in colour. 258 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm. + 2pp adv at rear.Includes index. BOOK: cloth is clean and firm, some foxing, clean, some hinge strain, but an extremely solid copy that presents and handles well. Size: 8vo [ Location: G2 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$21.38

The V. C. and D. S. O. : a complete record of all those officers, non-commissioned officers and men of His Majesty's naval, military and air forces who have been awarded these decorations from the time of their institution, with descriptions of the deeds

By Creagh, O'Moore, 1848-1923.

London: Naval and Military Press Ltd, 1111. [ IF YOU BUY THIS ITEM - PLEASE CHOOSE ANY OTHER ITEM[S] UP TO THE VALUE OF THE PURCHASE PRICE- "But please Email me." Use the "Ask Bookseller a Question tab below" I will send you a link so that you can choose another item. ] Facsimilie Copy: The V. C. and D. S. O. : a complete record of all those officers, non-commissioned officers and men of His Majesty's naval, military and air forces who have been awarded these decorations from the. time of their institution, with descriptions of the deeds and services which won the distinctions and with many biographical and other details, compiled from official publications and despatches. The Victoria cross from its institution in 1856 to date.--II. The Distinguished service order from its institution in 1886 to 1915.--III. The Distinguished service order from 1916 to date. edited by the late Sir O'Moore Creagh (until 1920) and E. M. Humphris, with a foreword by Earl Beatty, the Earl of Cavan, and Sir H. M. Trenchard with 1748 portrait illustrations. This is a very good indeed facsimilie copy of the book first published in 1924 pp: 336 index Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [ Location: F8 ]. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.38

PREJUDICES: Sixth Series

By MENCKEN, H.L.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1111. [Undated] - Ink Inscription 1928 - Although undated, this is the first edition of 1927. BOOK: cloth covers clean and bright, light spine end bumps, page edge spine foxing, also prelims, ink inscription ( Not author) to f.e.p dated 1928; else tight and clean, pp:317; in JACKET: 7/6d to inside flap, with several tears, neatly repaired internally; spine browned. A decent copy of the more elusive Uk first. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: F4 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 12mo.

$11.40

The World of the Blind, a Psychological Study

By Villey, Pierre [ Translated By Alys Hallard ]

London: Duckworth, 1930. The author was blind from the age of 4, this work transformed the original doctrine of the psychology of the blind. An inspirational and important work. An extremely nice copy in the welcome Dust Jacket. Pp: 403 to include index. Cloth clean, binding tight, pages clean, if with fox spots to page edge spine; in JACKET: a bit dusty, still with 7/6 sticker to base of spine, slight fade. Nice item. An uncommon book. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" [ Location: A7 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo.

$14.25