Oliver, William: A Practical Essay on the Use and Abuse of Warm Bathing in Gouty Cases. Bath: Printed by T. Boddely, for James Leake, and Wm. Frederick, and sold by Hitch, and Hawes, and M 1753. Second edition. 8vo., pp. [iv], 96, [viii]. With half title. Some small repairs and short marginal tears to half title, first and last leaves a little dusty. Late 19th c. Half dark brown morocco, gilt title to spine, green marbled paper boards, blue endpapers. Joints and corners a bit rubbed, very good. Bookplate (with crest) of John Kent Spender, M.D. to front pastedown. Though by all accounts an engaging and competent physician, and very much involved in establishing Bath General Hospital in 1742, Dr William Oliver published little apart from this treatise on the therapeutic use of spa waters in the treatment of gout. However his name lives on in the form of the Bath Oliver biscuit, which he invented as a digestive aid for his patients. John Kent Spender's obituary (BMJ, 22nd April 1916) described him as 'The last of the generation of physicians who laid the foundation of modern Bath as a health resort.' He worked for the greater part of his career at the Mineral Water Hospital in Bath and published prolifically, his most notable book being Therapeutic Means for the Relief of Pain, which won the Fothergill Gold Medal in 1874. Ref: 54177show full image..
Overy, Richard: Why the Allies Won. London: Jonathan Cape, 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, [ii], 396 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. One corner mildly bumped, very good. Dust-jacket, lightly creased to edges, very good. Ref: 53571
Peel, Robert: A Correct Report of the Speeches delivered by the Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel, Bart., M.P. London: John Murray, 1837. First edition. 8vo, pp. , 100 + illustrated frontispiece. Frontispiece and title a trifle spotted. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Extremities and joints a bit rubbed. Bookplate of Archibald Trotter of Dryden to front pastedown. Ref: 53491show full image..
Pettegree, Andrew: Brand Luther: 1517, Printing, and the Making of the Reformation. New York: Penguin Press, 2017. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 381. Hardback: quarter brown cloth-backed buff boards, spine red-lettered. Dust-jacket. Unread, other than a hint of dust to edges as new. Ref: 53385
Porter, Dorothy & Porter, Roy: Patient's Progress: Doctors and Doctoring in Eighteenth-century England. Stanford University Press, 1989. First American edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 305. Hardback, black cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-wear only: a very good copy. First published in the UK, in the same year. Ref: 53263
Porter, Roy: Mind-Forg'd Manacles: A History of Madness in England. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 412. Hardback: blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, light glue-discolouration to pastedowns parallel to hinges. Dust-jacket, slight residue of removed sticker to lower back cover, creasing to edges. Otherwise a touch only of shelf-wear: still a good copy. Ownership sticker of Mr C. Foden, Cromer, to ffep. Ref: 53929
Prebble, John: Culloden. London: Secker & Warburg, 1981. Sixth reprint of first edition. 8vo., pp. 367 + plates. 2 maps. Hardback: red cloth, silver-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, lightly creased to edges, very good. First published in 1961. Ref: 53931
Price, Munro: Napoleon: The End of Glory. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. First edition. 8vo., pp. xx, 324 + plates. Maps and illustrations to text. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Trivial shelf-wear, a very good copy. Ref: 53565
Read, Sara: Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women's Lives 1540-1740. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2015. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxi,192 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Fine, almost as new. Ref: 53724
Reid. Robert: Land of Lost Content: The Luddite Revolt, 1812. London: Heinemann, 1986. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, [vi], 334, inc. 2 double-page maps. Hardback: orange cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, all edges dustied, top edge with small stains, otherwise very good. Dust-jacket, shelf-worn with creased to edges with one small closed tear, a little fraying to corners, but still good. Ref: 53923