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Miles, Barry The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963
New York: Grove Press, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 080211668X The Beat Hotel has been closed for 40 years. But for a brief period from just after the publication of Howl in 1957 until the building was sold in 1963. It was home to Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Brion Gysin, Peter Orlovsky, Harold Norse, and other luminaries of the Beat Generation. A cheap rooming house on the bohemian Left Bank, the hotel was inhabited mostly by writers and artists, and its communal atmosphere spurred the Beats to incredible heights of creativity. Ginsberg's "Kaddish" and "To Aunt Rose", Corso's The Happy Birthday of Death, and Burroughs's Naked Lunch were completed here. Barry Miles biographer of Burroughs, Kerouac, and Ginsberg, and an acquaintance of many of the Beats vividly excavates this period, supplementing a literary history that has tended to be centered on New York and California. "A fine sketch of a bohemian tribe that seems, four mind-bending decades later, refreshingly innocent." NYTBR. (Book ref. 039229) £7.99
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Committee of Privy Council for Medical Research REPORT of the MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL for the Year 1953-1954.
London: HMSO, 1955. vi pp + 274pp including Indexes of Personal Names and Committees. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. Cmd.9506. A very clean copy. With Index to Institutions, scientific subjects and lists of named individuals conducting research that year ... (Book ref. 160187) £12.00
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Committee of Privy Council for Medical Research REPORT of the MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL for the Year 1954-1955.
London: HMSO, 1956. vi pp + 286pp including Indexes of Personal Names and Committees. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. Cmd.9787. A very clean copy. With Index to Institutions, scientific subjects and lists of named individuals conducting research that year ... (Book ref. 160186) £12.00
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Committee of Privy Council for Medical Research REPORT of the MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL for the Years 1945-1948.
London: HMSO, 1949. 283pp including Index. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. Cmd.7846. A very clean copy. With Index to institutions, scientific subjects and named individuals conducting research ... (Book ref. 159989) £15.00
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meyler & herxheimer Side Effects of Drugs : a Survey of Unwanted Effects of Drugs Reported in 1965 to 1967 Volume V 6
Hardback Excerpta Medica Foundation 1968 561 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Dustwrapper chipped & torn - b Very Good (Book ref. 544112) £7.00
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Mez-Mangold, Lydia. A History of Drugs
Basle; F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co., Ltd.: 1971 Folio hardback. 180pp, many fine colour reproductions.Presentation bookplate else AS NEW in near-new d/w. * A well illustrated history of the development of drugs from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and the 19th century, sponsored by the giant Swiss drug maker. This book is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to the history of drugs, but merely an attempt to present to the reader some representative aspects of pharmaceutical history. This is achieved by incorporating illustrations of typical objects and items, accompanied by a brief explanation. (Book ref. 116934) £90.00
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Clark, A. J. Applied Pharmacology
J. A. Churchill, London, 1940. 7th edition 680pp 8vo. 92 ills. Burgundy covers, blind stamped frame to covers, gilt spine titles. Fine copy. (Book ref. 115445) £75.00
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THORWALD, , Jurgen. SCIENCE AND THE SECRETS OF EARLY MEDICINE. Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, Mexico and Peru
London, Thames and Hudson, 1962. 332pp. 4to. Original cloth. B&W illustrations and colour plates. No d/w else near-new. * Long before the birth of Hippocrates, Egyptian surgeons were operatindg on the brain, Nineveh opticians were prescribing spectacles, plastic surgery was being performed on the banks of the Indus, the ancient civilisations of Mexico and Peru made discoveries in the field of drugs from which we still benefit. (Book ref. 115183) £50.00
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Richard Newman The Potato Eaters (ISBN: 184753323X / 1-84753-323-X)
Lulu.com, 2007. NEW IN D/W Hardback. 364 pages. * Amsterdam in 1950 was a country moving out of the German occupation - a City bent on rooting out the collaborators of the war to mitigate some of the guilt of the past in the treatment of their Jews. Ruth is a refugee from Auschwitz having lost her family, her home and, almost, her reason. But, she is intelligent, and when she befriends a youth from a tugboat who also suffers from mental illness there is a remarkable meeting of minds, as both suffer from fear: one of the past and one of the future. The story tells of their road to rebuilding their lives, finding happiness again among the bustling harbour (Book ref. 115160) £35.00
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James W. Kalat BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (ISBN: 9780534162542)
Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 4th edition, 1992. AS NEW Thick 4to hard cover. Pictorial laminated boards, colour ills throughout. 700pp. * Covers nerve cells and impulses, synapses and drugs, anatomy of the nervous system, lateralization language and brain disconnection syndromes, sensory systems, vision, development of the brain and brain-behaviour relationship, movement, wakefulness and sleep, the regulation of internal body states, hormones and sexual behaviour, emotional behaviours and stress, the biology of learning and memory, recovery from brain damage, biology of mood disorders, schizophrenia, and autism. (Book ref. 115008) £55.00
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Scottish Temperance League The Adviser under the Auspices of the Scottish Temperance League Volume II January, 1850 - December, 1851
Glasgow: Office of the Scottish Temperance League ; London: Houlston and Stoneman, 1852. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Ex-Library Two years of the Monthly temperance magazine bound together comprising issues No. 27 - No. 50 inclusive. Rare. Bound in 3/4 leather binding and marbled boards. Rare. (Book ref. 039223) £1995.00
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Carpenter, William Benjamin On the Use and Abuse of Alcoholic Liquors; In Health and Disease
London: Charles Gilpin, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Ex-Library Original edition, not a reprint. William Benjamin Carpenter MD CB FRS (29 October 1813 - November 19, 1885) was an English physician, invertebrate zoologist and physiologist. He was instrumental in the early stages of the unified University of London.Carpenter's most famous work is the 1853 Use and Abuse of Alcoholic Liquors which was one of the first temperance books (Washingtonian Movement) to promote the fact that alcoholism is a disease.Some wear to spine top. (Book ref. 039221) £175.00
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Whittaker, Thomas Life's Battles in Temperance Armour
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1892. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket, as Issued. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall B0008BV64A Ex-Library Original edition, not a reprint. Some wear to spine top. (Book ref. 039220) £75.00
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Buxton, Charles How to Stop Drunkenness
London: S.W. Partridge, 1864. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket, as Issued. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Original edition, not a reprint. Some minor marking and to boards and staining along hinges. Rare. (Book ref. 039219) £75.00
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Mitchell, D.M. A Serious Life
Manchester: Savoy Books, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0861301145 The main voices in A Serious Life belong to David M Mitchell his evaluation of the books, records and comics produced by Savoy Books over the last thirty years and the company's founders, David Britton and Michael Butterworth, publishers of the eclectic, the maverick and the marginalised. Here they give their first ever extended interviews concerning the company's history, and state their aims and intentions from Savoy's inception in the early 1970s to the present day, most notably a disdain for anything occupying the middle ground and an insistent advocacy for the merging of High and Low culture. Topics featured include their personal creations Lord Horror and Meng & Ecker, the 20-year confrontation of the company with the Greater Manchester Police Force, and the involvement of Index on Censorship and Geoffrey Robertson QC in the same, culminating in the defence of their works at the Royal Courts of Justice in 1996. A Serious Life is an ironic title. It is a friendly book, and an informal read, to be dipped into at leisure by readers. It is hoped it will amuse as much as it will inform, entertain, irritate and confound. Designed by John Coulthart. (Book ref. 039184) £38.00
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Winger, Gail Tranquillizers; The Cost of Calmness [the Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs]
Burke 1st ed 1st printg 1988 VG book No dj pictorial boards hardback ISBN: 0222012072 (Book ref. 52451) £6.00
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Sanberg, Paul & Krema, Richard M T Over-the-Counter Drugs; Harmless or Hazardous? [the Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs]
Burke 1st ed 1st printg 1988 VG book No dj pictorial boards hardback ISBN: 0222014555 (Book ref. 52450) £6.00
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Julien, Robert M Drugs and the Body
W H Freeman, NY USA 1st ed 1st printg 1988 F book paperback ISBN: 0716718421 (Book ref. 44192) £5.00
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Julien, Robert M A Primer of Drug Action. A concise, non-technical guide to the actions, uses, and side effects of psychoactive drugs
W H Freeman, NY USA 5th ed 1988 F book paperback ISBN: 0716719630 (Book ref. 44175) £5.00
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Furst, Peter E Mushrooms; Psychedelic Fungi. [The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs]
Burke 1st ed 1st printg 1988 F book No dj pict bds hardback illus ISBN: 0222014512 (Book ref. 44015) £5.00
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