Nature Cure Explained.

London: Health for All Publishing Co., [1950]. FIRST EDITION. Pp.[1-8] 9-185, [3]. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in with black. Pages toned, jacket with a few small nicks and tears; a most presentable copy. Very good overall. An important 'James Bond' source book (and an elusive book in jacket in it's own right). In Ian Fleming's novel 'Thunderball', agent James Bond, to his chagrin, is sent to a health clinic for a period of rejuvenation; his bedside reading at 'Shrublands' is this medical text as described in chapter 2, page 20: "It was a room-shaped room with furniture-shaped furniture and dainty curtains. The bed was provided with an electric blanket. There was a vase containing three marigolds beside the bed and a book called Nature Cure Explained by Alan Moyle M.N.B.A. Bond opened it and ascertained that the initials stood for 'Member: British Naturopathic Association'.... Bond unpacked his things and sat down in the single armchair and read about eliminating the waste products from his body. He learned a great deal about foods he had never heard of, such as Potassium Broth, Nut Mince and the mysteriously named Unmalted Slippery Elm. He had got as far as the chapter on massage and was reflecting on the injunction that should be divided into Effleurage, Stroking, Friction, Kneading, Petrissage, Tapotement, and Vibration when the telephone rang....." Item #39897

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