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1 Brown, Ian A Doctor's Visits
Worcestershire Printit 1987 095129010x / 9780951290101 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with a Fine dustjacket. The doctor author recounts his life story, from his days as a medical student, his wartime service in North Africa and Italy as Regimental Medical Officer of the 12th (HAC) Royal Horse Artillery at Monte Cassino, early promotion to Major based at the Venice Lido and then to Austria. Post war he was medical superintendent in Eastbourne and held various posts of responsibility in medical authorities. Local newspaper clipping of the doctor and a review of the book included. Errata slip tipped to front pastedown. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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2 Anderson, Clive and Brown, Ian Patent Nonsense - A Catalogue of Inventions That Failed To Change the World
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138651 / 9780718138653 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A VG+ copy with VG+ dustjacket which is complete. A selection of amusing inventions from the United States, British and French Patent Offices including bizarre ones such as "Ice Block as Substitute for Vehicle Wheels", "Method for Preserving the Dead" which involved hermetically sealing in molten glass, "Edible Phonograph" (chocolate records would you believe), "War Protecting Suit" and many other off the wall ones. An hilarious book. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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