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Bizarre, strange and unusual books

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1 Cobb, Augustus G. Earth-Burial and Cremation; The History of Earth-Burial with its Attendant Evils, and the Advantages Offered by Cremation
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 173 pages; HC 1st edition. Soundly bound in original brown cloth with titles lettered in black to board and in gilt to spine. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corners with trace fray at spine ends. Light foxing to endpages. Solid and decent copy. VG- 
Price: 49.00 USD
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2 Frazier, Kendrick (Ed. ) Skeptical Inquirer; July August 2002. Vol 26. No. 4 Science and Pseudoscience in Russia
CSICP 2002 Paperback Very Good- 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 69 pages; July August 2002. Vol 26. No. 4. Magzine in original color illustrated wraps with saddle stapled binding. Bright clean copy with 2 or 3 indications of University Library ownership - a catalog label to rear cover and a stamp to contents page. Light shelf handling evidence to covers. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 Lavater; James Kay The Physiognomist's Own Book: An Introduction To Physiognomy; Drawn from the Writings of Lavater - with Numerous Engraved Physiognomies
Philadelphia Kay & Troutman 1849 Paperback Poor 
32mo 4" - 5" tall; 90 pages; Later printing. A disbound copy lacking boards and also lacking the final 3 leaves and all endpages. Title page and engravings up to page 90 are all present. Text was complete with 96 pages; this copy with only 90. Thus a fragment and fair only. As is w.a.f 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Meyer, Howard and Rev. William J. Donnelly (Through) Transition; (So-Called Death) Before-During-After
United States Ken Mack 1972 Paperback Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 70 pages; Slim paperback in title lettered cardstock covers. A square, soundly bound copy. Ruler guided underlining and notes sporadically throughout text. Prior owner's name stamped neatly to inside front cover and to front cover. Suggestions of light soiling to the front cover. Scarce. G++ to VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Parker, William H. The Science of Life or Self Preservation, A Medical Treatise on Nervous and Physical Debility, Spermatorrhea, Impotence and Sterility
Boston The Peabody Medical Institute 1881 "Latest edition" Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages; HC in publishers very decorative cloth binding. All edges gilt. Square, sound and clean with just light shelf evidence to edges. Decoratively patterned design in gilt and black to cover and spine remains bright and attractive. Frontis engraving of the author as well as a fold-out facsimile of the author's Medical diploma tipped to a preliminary page. Treating of sexuality and its related ills, afflictions of and prescriptions for marriage. Spuriously medical manual on sexuality. Solid clean copy with just light wear; a few pages creased at corners and a few pencil brackets observed scattered in the text. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Stettheimer, Florine and Bruce Kellner and J. Joel Farber (Eds) A Letter from Florine Stettheimer to Her Sisters
Lancaster, PA All Kinds Blintzes Press 2004 First Edition; Limited edition Wraps New 
Color Reproductions of F Stettheimer paintings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Limited edition of 26 copies hand-sewn into Japanese Prescious Ores tea paper wrappers and hand lettered A through Z. This copy lettered "o." Includes color Reproductions of 4 Florine Stettheimer paintings. Letter reproduced with facsimile manuscript and facing page type. 40% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Hadassah: Zionist Women Organization, NYC. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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