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Chemistry of Food and Nutrition.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911. Thick octavo, 355 pages + ads. First edition. An important work in the history of nutrition. Sherman, was the first to apply the measurement of calories to nutrition, and was among the first to isolate individual various nutrients including certain minerals, vitamins and amino acids. This work was said to have been the inspiration for the USDA dietary guidelines, first developed by Hazel Stiebeling... (Item #1645)
Price: $600.00
Chemistry of Food and Nutrition. Henry C. Sherman.
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The Potatoe Plant, its uses and properties: together with the cause of the present malady ; the extension of that disease to other plants, the question of famine arising therefrom, and the best means of averting that calamity.
New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1847. Octavo (19 x 12 cm.), xxxvii, 157 pages. Index. Illustrated throughout in the text; [10] leaves of plates lacking (supplied here in facsimile). First American edition. A small volume, published on the wake of the Great Irish Famine by British surgeon Alfred Smee. The author proposes that the potato blight was caused by the aphid. Some medium foxing throughout; plates lacking, as noted above... (Item #6345)
Price: $90.00
The Potatoe Plant, its uses and properties: together with the cause of the present malady ; the extension of that disease to other plants, the question of famine arising therefrom, and the best means of averting that calamity. Alfred Smee.
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Walgreen's Fountain Formula Book [cover title].
[Chicago]: Walgreen's, [1936]. Stapled booklet (23.5 x 14.5 cm.), [1], 27 leaves, printed rectos only. Index. Illustrated. An employee manual for the soda fountains popular at Walgreen's drug stores (now Walgreens, sans apostrophe to aid silly Americans). The manual covers "Sandwiches, Beverages and Fountain Specialties that are always of the highest quality carefully prepared and attractively served" (the preface). Also included are directions for the uniform and comportment for "soda... (Item #6214)
Price: $150.00
Walgreen's Fountain Formula Book [cover title]. Soda Fountains, Walgreen's.
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An essay, medical, philosophical, and chemical, on drunkenness : and its effects on the human body, by Thomas Trotter. The First Philadelphia Edition, corrected and enlarged.
Boston; Philadelphia: Bradford & Read and A. Finley, John Bouvier, printer, 1813. Octavo (17.5 x 11.5 cm.), vii, 203, [1] pages. Publisher's one page advertisement at rear. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, Boston issue with altered imprint. The first published edition was issued by Longman in London 1804. The first book-length consideration of the phenomenon of alcohol dependence and its treatment. Thomas Trotter (1760-1832), was a Scottish naval officer and Physician to... (Item #6660)
Price: $900.00
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Popular Observations On Regimen and Diet; In Which The Nature And Quantities of Our Common Food Are Pointed Out and Explained; Together With Practical Rules and Regulations In Regard to Health, Adapted to Various Situations and Circumstances, From Infancy to Old Age.
Chelmsford: Printed and Sold by Meggy and Chalk, circa 1820. Duodecimo, v, 248, xii pages. First edition. The author, an Essex surgeon, insists on the primacy of dietetics or nutrition to health, and traces its place in medicine back to Hippocrates, and then forward, through Cheyne, Cullen, Nisbet, etc. There are sections on general nutrition, invalid care, and the effects of exercise on digestion, but much of the book is... (Item #3913)
Price: $450.00
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Food Diet Values.
Liverpool: C. Tinling & Co. [1917]. 19 x 13 cm, 15 pages. First edition. In the midst of World War I, Walker compiled excerpts from "a Blue Book dealing with the question of the Decrease of Native Population of the Colony of Fiji, published in 1896" to address the food crisis facing England. Fijian planter George Aloys Peat argues a deficiency of food led to a population decrease. Walker supplements... (Item #3585)
Price: $50.00
Food Diet Values. W. Hall Walker, George Aloys Peat.
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The Wondrous Mushroom: Mycolatry in Mesoamerica.
New York/Verona, Italy: McGraw-Hill/Stamperia Valdonega, 1980. Ethnomycological studies, no.7. Quarto, 242 pages. Index. First edition, limited to 501 signed and numbered copies. This is copy 302. "From now on any comprehensive study of Ancient Mexican civilization must start from (and with) your discoveries." (Octavio Paz, in Life Magazine, May 1957). The eleven chapters include: A Velada in Huautla, Traits of the Mesoamerican Velada and Kindred Topics, Xochipilli new interpretation, Flowers... (Item #5191)
Price: $900.00
The Wondrous Mushroom: Mycolatry in Mesoamerica. R. Gordon Wasson.

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