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[_CPH9319] IMAGE ['Cherries nice, cherries nice, come choose, Fresh and fair ones, who'll refuse?'] ‘Cherries nice, cherries nice, come choose, Fresh and fair ones, who’ll refuse?’
26 Nov 2012
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Health in History

[A Choice Collection of Rare Secrets and Experiments in Philosophy: as also Rare and Unheard-of Medicines Sir Kenelm Digby, edited by George Hartmann London: for the author, 1682 *P [Digby]
29 Jun 2011
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Walter de la Mare and T. Sturge Moore: Literary Champions

[IMAGE De La Mare] [IMAGE De La Mare] De la Mare The writers Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) and Thomas Sturge Moore (1870-1944) were acquaintances and almost exact contemporaries. Both were poets and literary critics in addition to following other bents: in Sturge Moore’s case, designing; in De la Mare’s, writing short stories and novels and anthologising. Both men had personal libraries, and both annotated their books – both their own writings and those of others.
1 Dec 2010
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Restoration London

[IMAGE Loimotomia, or, The Pest Anatomized George Thomson London: N. Crouch, 1666 [B.L.] 1666 [Loimotomia] The physician George Thomson (1629-1677) settled in London in 1659 and remained there during the plague, studying the disease, curing some diseased people, selling medicaments and dissecting the body of a plague victim. This is the second of his two books about the plague.
22 Sep 2010
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