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1 A Dictionary of Practical Medicine Comprising General Pathology Vol. VI Copland, James; Lee, Charles A.
New York, New York, U.S.A. Harper & Brothers 1848 Hard Copy Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
432 pages. Book is in Good condition - boards lightly scraped; spine heavily worn; staining on all end pages; light stains on some pages; tear on front fly leaf; hinge cracked. Full title of the book is "A Dictionary of Practical Medicine: Comprising General Pathology, The Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Morbid Structures, and the Disorders Especially Incidental to Climates, to the Sex, and to the Different Epochs of Life; with Numerous Prescriptions for the Medicines Recommended; A Classification of Diseases According to Pathological Principles, a Copious Bibliography, With References; and an Appendix of Approved Formulae: The Whole Forming a Library of Pathology and Practical Medicine, and a Digest of Medical Literature". By James Copland; edited, with additions, by Charles A. Lee. Volume VI, which contains the following entries: Palate; Palpitation; Pancreas; Paralysis; Parotid Gland; Pellagra; Pemphigus; Periosteum; Periotoneum; Pestilence; Pestilences; Phlegmasia Alba Dolens; Pityriasis; Pleura; Pleurodynia; Pneumathorax; Poisons. This is volume 18 of the Library of Practical Medicine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 August 32, 2000 and Other Essays for a New Millennium Newmeyer, John
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. Bright Moon Press 1994 0-9641233-0-4 / 9780964123304 First Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Bright Moon Press, San Francisco, 1994. 1st edition. 174 pages. Inscribed by author on front end page as follows: "For Linda Burgess - To commemorate an evening with Congressman Barney Frank, which gave rebirth to a world of hope. [signed] John Newmeyer 21-VIII-02". There is no indication whether the inscription is to the artist Linda Burgess or to a different person with that name. Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condiition. From the dust jacket: "'August 32, 2000' comprises 45 essays in seven topic areas: Coping with the World, Human Society, Animal Life, Politics, Taste, Health, and Drug Abuse. The pieces are short, witty, often mordant, and consistently thought-provoking....Other essays touch on the social class of vegetables, whales as world citizens, conract bridge for six players, and a Leap Day for August." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Dancing in the Light MacLaine, Shirley
Toronto Bantam Books 1985 055305094x / 9780553050943 First Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Bantam Books, Toronto, 1985. Signed by author on front fly leaf as follows: "Love to the [unreadable - possibly: Valentines]! Shirley". First printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: rear board doesn't lie quite flat; edges have light discoloration. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: small tears and chips; now covered in mylar protective jacket. From the publisher: "Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey. In 1984 she won an Oscar, starred on Broadway, wrote the best-selling Out on a Limb -- and turned fifty years old. At this special time, in this special year, she was now ready to resume the spiritual journey she had begun in her early forties. In Dancing in the Light, Shirley MacLaine bares her innermost self and explores the lives, both past and present, which touched and affected her own. She sheds new light on her loves, her losses, her childhood, her passions, and her inner drives and ambitions. She asks poignant questions and finds surprising answers. She challenges her beliefs and confronts her conflicts. Ultimately, she takes us with her through a life-altering experience that provides a stunning new vision of herself, her future... and the fate of our world." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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4 Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania Behrman, Andy
New York, New York, U.S.A. Random House Inc 2002 0375503587 / 9780375503580 Stated 1st Edition/2nd Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Random House, New York, 2002. Inscribed by author on title page, as follows: "Dana, Enjoy! Best, Andy Behr". Stated 1st edition/2nd printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: front board doesn't lie quite flat. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: laminated top layer is beginning to peel at edges; creasing along edges. From the dust jacket: "'Electroboy' is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression. For years Andy Behrman hid his raging mania behind a larger-than-life personality. He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: filmmaker, PR agent, art dealer, stripper - whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychoteherapists for years, his condition exacted a terrible . . . [toll]: out-of-control euphoric highs and tornadolike rages of depression that put his life in jeopardy.Ignoring his crescendoing illness, Behrman struggled to keep up appearances, clinging to the golden-boy image he had cultivated in his youth. But when he turned to art forgery, he found himself the subject of a scandal lapped up by the New York media, then incarcerated, then under house arrest. And for the first time the golden boy didn't have a ready escape hatch from his unraveling life. Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers and feeling his mind lose traction, he opted for the last resort: electroshock therapy. At once hilarious and harrowing, Electroboy paints a mesmerizing portrait of a man held hostage by his insatiable desire to consume. Along the way, it shows us the New York that never sleeps: a world of strip clubs, after-hours dives, and twenty-four-hour coffee shops, whose cheap seductions offer comfort to the city's lonely souls. This unforgettable memoir is a unique contribution to the literature of mental illness and introduces a writer whose energy may well keep you up all night." 
Price: 9.50 USD
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5 Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder Smith, Wesley J. - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A. Times Books 1997 0812927907 / 9780812927900 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
291 pages. Inscribed by author on half-title page as follows: "4/17/99 For Helen Gruenberg - With my best wishes - Wesley J. Smith". Stated 1st edition; later printing. From the dust jacket: "Exposing the false premise of the euthanasia movement to make a compelling case against assisted suicide, Forced Exit reveals the horrors of the Netherlands, where 8.5 percent of all deaths are attributed to assisted suicide and where Dutch doctors have rapidly moved from euthanizing the terminally ill to killing infants with birth defects." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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6 Graham Kerr's Creative Choices Cookbook Kerr, Graham - FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1993 039913896x / 9780399138966 First Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1993. 210 pages. First edition. Signed by author on front end page with a happy-face design in the G, and followed by the date '93. (flat signed). A Minimax Book. Book and dust jacket are both in Near Fine condition. From the author: "For healthy choices, you need not sacrifice good taste and variety! The first book in a four-step process toward enjoyable and lasting change: how to use a wide variety of aroma, color and texture to enhance every recipe. Individual creativity is the key to having more fun in the kitchen. This book will help you 'reassemble' family favorites by replacing excessive salt, fats and sugar with lots of aroma, color and flavor." 
Price: 14.75 USD
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7 How to Get It Together When Your World is Coming Apart Morgan, Donald W. - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Old Tappan, NJ Fleming H. Revell Company 1988 0-8007-1599-3 / 9780800715991 Hard Copy As New Near Fine+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
190 pages. Inscribed by author on title page. From the dust jacket: "How can you hang on when life's storms threaten to tear you from your spiritual moorings? Donald Morgan challenges you to cling to the anchor of Jesus Christ. . . . Morgan supports the validity and necessity of having an active, growing faith in God. Writing in an open, hard-hitting manner, the author evaluates such natural responses as anger, fear, doubt, and worry, and presents strategies for eradicating each one from your life. Furthermore, Donald Morgan offers hope and logical answers to those who are disillusioned by the cyncial, psychological, and pseudo-scientific beliefs of today. His enthusiastic message will bring hpe and wholeness to those suffering from doubt or despair." Book is in As New condition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine+ condition - minor edge wear. An excellent copy. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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8 Hygiene and Sanitation; a Text-Book for Nurses Price, George M., M.D.
Philadelphia Lea & Febiger 1936 Sixth Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
295 pages. 6th edition. "The Nurses Text Book Series". Chapter headings: Hygiene, Sanitation and Public Health Nursing; The Hygiene of Habitations; The Hygiene or Foods and Food Supply; Hygiene of Childhood; Hygiene of Occupations; Infectious Diseases and Their Prevention; Constitutional Diseases and Personal Hygiene. Book is in Very Good condition - has wear and some small stains on outside boards and fading on spine, prior owner's name written in ink on front end page. No dust jacket. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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9 Kidding Ourselves: Breadwinning, Babies, and Bargaining Power Mahony, Rhona - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Basic Books 1995 0465085938 / 9780465085934 Hard Copy Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
277 pages. Signed by author on title page. (Flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person). Book is in Very Good+ condiition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. Sticker on dust jacket says "Autographed Copy". From the publisher: "Why do so many smart, career-oriented, even ardently feminist women end up with nearly sole responsibility for running their households and raising their children? Why does it happen even in couples who had promised to share that work equally? Kidding Ourselves traces the decisions that women and men make -- usually unwittingly -- before and after marriage, and especially after the birth of a child, that lead inevitably to an old-fashioned division of labor at home. It also explains why change is necessary. As long as nearly all men devote themselves first and foremost to paying work, they will on average out-earn women, who reduce their hours and travel in their paying job once they have a child. With this groundbreaking book, Rhona Mahony suggests practical ways to bring men into child raising and end the unfair burden of women's second shift." 
Price: 16.00 USD
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10 Life Is a Contact Sport: Ten Great Career Strategies That Work Kragen, Ken; Graham, Jefferson - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York William Morrow & Co 1994 0688132820 / 9780688132828 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
202 pages. Inscribed by author Ken Kragen in gold sharpie on front deep red flyleaf as follows: "Claudia - Be a "star" in your career! Ken Kragen 1994". Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition - slightly cocked spine. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition - light wear; no tears or chips; not price clipped. From the dust jacket: "...fifteen powerful chapters that use vivid examples from Ken's own star-studded life to illustrate his key concepts: *how to utilize personal assets and eliminate personal liabilities *how to think backward from your goals; how to use your career to gain a better life; how to stay optimistic and enthusiastic *how to utilize the power of your personal network *how to find and exploit opportunities *how honesty is the best gimmick *how to time your critical moves for the best result; and (as Ken's own career heartily attests) * how the power of giving is the most important career enhancer of all. Most important, 'Life is a Contact Sport' will show you how no career move can be successfully launched without a strategy based on events. When he wanted to draw attention to world hunger, Ken staged one of the biggest events of the decade - We Are The World - to both raise money and attract public attention. Whether you are a housepainter from Des Moines, an aspiring country star, or an established CEO, Ken Kragen's book provides take-home, put-to-work value on every page - advice that can be applied to any career, at any stage, and create results that you never dreamed possible." Book is in gift condition. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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11 Nuclear Hepatology: Clinical and Physiological Aspects of Liver Disease By Radioisotopes Iio, Masahiro; Hideo Yamada; Kenichi Kitani; Yasuhito Sasaki
Tokyo, Japan Igaku Shoin 1973 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Igaku Shoin, Tokyo, 1973. 164 pages. Book is in Very Good condition: edge of rear board bumped; other light edge wear; front and rear free end pages have light rippling; binding is tight; pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: 3/8" closed tear on front top edge; rubbing along edges and folds; front and rear are dirty. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Seeing Through Our Eyes: Artwork and Poetry of People with Anorexia and Bulimia Acadia Hospital
Bangor, ME, U.S.A. Acadia Hospital 1997 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Acadia Hospital, Bangor, ME, 1997. unpaginated (64 pages). Book is in Very Good condition - spiral bound, missing the spiral in the top three and bottom three slots; does not appear broken - may be a defect as issued; otherwise condition would be Very Good++ with light edge wear and light corner wear. Includes 24 color illustrations; text consists of poems, journal entries, etc. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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13 Stop Aging Now!: The Ultimate Plan for Staying Young and Reversing the Aging Process Carper, Jean
New York, New York, U.S.A. HarperCollins 1995 0060183551 / 9780060183554 Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
HarperCollins, New York, 1995. Signed by author on half-title page (flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person). Book is in Very Good+ condition: gift inscription on front paste down (inside front cover); binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: price clipped; otherwise looks new. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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14 Take It From Me: Life's Struggle But You Can Win Brockovich, Eric - FIRST PRINTING INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York McGraw-Hill 2002 0-07-138379-4 / 9780071383790 1st Printing Hard Copy Near Very Good Near Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Inscribed By Author
194 pages. Inscribed by author as follows: "To __ - Believe in You! xo Erin Brockovich". Written with Marc Eliot. Book is in Near Very Good condition: light discoloration on front board; board somewhat concave; prior owner's address label on inside front board. Dust jacket is in Near Very Good condition: light creasing near edge. From the dust jacket: "...the drama that led up to Erin's victory was one that began when she was a little girl suffering from dyslexia, shyness, difficulties at school, and a taste for the wild side of life. The journey she took from Kansas to California led her down a road of self-realization, self-improvement, and self-empowerment. Drawing on the moral fiber of her heartland childhood, her inner strength (often her only resource) helped her beat overwhelming odds and overcome painful obstacles such as dead-end jobs, dead-end relationships, and loneliness." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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15 The Road to 'Seventy Years Young' or The Unhabitual Way Bishop, Emily M.
New York B. W. Huebsch 1916 Fifth Printing Hard Copy Good+ No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
B. W. Huebsch, New York, 1916. 205 pages. Book is in Good+ condition: discoloration on front board. bumped corners; light edge wear. From the Foreword: "Psychology teaches that 'the antecedent step to getting a thing done is to suggest it forcibly, or, in everyday parlance, 'to put it into his head'.' The purpose of this book is 'to put in into the heads' of its readers that they can add (1) life to their years, and (2) years to their life. The suggestions given herein are addressed quite as much to those who are still young in years as to those who have lived two or more score of years. There inevitable comes a time, sooner or later, when every one is personally interested in not growing old; and the earlier in life that one's attention is directed to rational ways of postponing oldness, the better for the individual. The idea that the writer has tried to present, simply and practically, is that man's responses and reactions to life are virtually within his own control; that the quality and number of his responses and reactions determine, to a large degree, his oldness or youngness." Chapter headings are: Old-Age Bugaboos; The Tendency of the Times; No 'Time-Expired' Men; Concerning Birthdays; Old Age a Condition; Habit and Old Age; Keep Out of Ruts; Body and Brain Commerce; The Habit of the Unhabitual; 'If To Do Where As Easy--'; Keeping the Body Young; Social Ruts; Domestic Ruts; Thinking and Feeling Ruts. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 10.75 USD
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16 The Romantic Love Question and Answer Book Branden, Nathaniel & Branden, E. Devers - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHORS
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. J P Tarcher 1982 0874771846 / 9780874771848 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Both Authors
J. P. Tarcher, Los Angeles, 1982. Inscribed by both authors on free front end page as follows: "To Jeffrey [last name unreadable] With all good wishes. Nathaniel Branden Devers Branden". Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: very slight edge wear; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: small closed tear on bottom edge; some rubbing; in mylar cover; spine of mylar has sticker "Signed Copy"; interior of dj has small stain; not price-clipped. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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17 This is Our World Sears, Paul B.
Norman, OK, U.S.A. University of Oklahoma Press 1937 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Very Good+ Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Sears, Paul B. Inscribed By Author
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1937. Inscribed by author to Brigadier General Roy Hoffman (who was commander of the 63rd Division in France during WW I and was awarded France's highest military honor) on the front free end page as follows: "To General & Mrs. Roy Hoffman with sincere good wishes Paul B. Sears Nov.1937". Stated 1st edition. Book is in Very Good+ condition: bumped corners; spine slightly cocked; tanning from age; binding is tight and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Fair condition: tears and large chips missing on edges and folds; not price-clipped. From the dust jacket: "No book quite like this one has ever been written before. It introduces a majestic conception of life on this planet which must have a profound effect on our social,economic, and political thinking. Here, the idea of the culture pattern, a force of vast yet hitherto unseen operation, is applied to the study of man, living, developing, struggling toward a condition of happiness in the world which he knows. The culture pattern is the complex of natural and social forces which makes man what he is....For man is in and not above the vast symphony of nature of which he is a part. Let him disregard the implication of this in agricultture, and he will reap flood, soil erosion, and dust storms. If he take up trees without forethought enough to replant, his children will go without wood. The thougtless exploitation of oil reserves must have its inevitable consequence in the disappearance of one of our greatest natural resources....No facet of our modern life is omitted from this revolutionary book. The implications of his theme for politics, economic activity, and social stratification reveal the completeness with which the author has applied himself to a brilliant and unique approach to living." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Touch: A Novel Sherman, Charlotte Watson - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. HarperCollins 1995 0060169257 / 9780060169251 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good Fine 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Inscribed By Author
214 pages. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "To __ - The spirit is in the touch. Charlotte Watson Sherman" Book is in Very Good condition - hinge at title page is starting to crack. Dust jacket is in Fine condition. Not price-clipped. From the publisher: "Rayna Sargent is a 35-year-old African-American artist who supports herself by working as a telephone hotline counselor at a clinic in Seattle. She finds it necessary, and even easy, to shut out the desperate voices on the other end of the phone once she leaves work so that she can concentrate on her true love--painting. Wrapped in routine and buffered from the reality of others' pain, she lives a sheltered existence until she meets Theodore, a caring, handsome man. Finally it seems like she might be able to break free of her shell. Then she learns that she's HIV positive, and finds that she must now cope with an illness that had previously been just another 'issue,' and a silent, desperate need for the healing power of another human's touch." 
Price: 10.75 USD
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19 Wake Up, I'm Fat! Manheim, Camryn - FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Broadway Books 1999 0767903625 / 9780767903622 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
289 pages. Signed by author on title page, "Love Camryn Manheim". Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition - some small chips on edges. From the publisher: "...Camryn Manheim, Emmy Award-winning costar of The Practice, chronicles her journey from a self-hating, 'overweight' teenager, who desperately wanted to fit in, to a self-loving, fat activist who is proud to be a misfit. Wake Up, I'm Fat! shares her intelligent, candid, poignant, and often hilarious stories of being fat in a society obsessed with being thin. Camryn takes us from her days as a motorcycle-riding hippie in Santa Cruz to her enrollment at New York University's prestigious school of drama--where Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner broke the unspoken theater rules of size by casting her in the role of the ingenue--and finally to Hollywood, where she dispelled the fallacy that large women can't be portrayed as sensual, sophisticated, and confident. Camryn's endearing honesty, sass, and razor-sharp wit will appeal to any reader who has ever felt like an outcast or yearned to make peace with their body." 
Price: 9.75 USD
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