Science, Medicine and Technical





COMBE, ANDREW: The Principals of Physiology .... Physical and Mental Education.

Item No. 18043

Edinburgh: Maclachlan & Stewart, 1835. 3rd edition, revised and enlarged. 8vo (71/2 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: 404:(4,adverts.), attractively bound quarter black calf gilt, marbled boards. Armorial bookplate.


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FORSYTH, J.S: A Dictionary Of Diet; Being A Practical Treatise On All Pabulary And Nutritive Substances, Solid And Fluid, With Their Compounds, Used As Food; Including The Observations Of Eminent Philosophers, Physicians, Gastronomers .......

London: Henry Cremer, 1834. Second edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of John Abernethy. 8vo, pp. xxvii:403, original cloth-backed boards. In need of rebinding, the binding very worn and broken. Damp staining to portrait and to a small extent to title, stitching broken, some foxing, the uncut edges to the text block dusty. The contents pages at front end with the letter "S" indicating the want of a further leaf but several other copies of the second edition consulted also end at page xxviii; most likely a printer's or binder's fault at time of publication.


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KIDD, JOHN: On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man.

Item No. 2575

London: William Pickering, 1837. Bridgewater Treatise No. 2. 5th edition. 8vo, pp.xvi:375, with the half-title. Contemporary attractive full tan calf, spine gilt with double lettering pieces. Armorial bookplate.


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MACKENZIE, WILLIAM (Publisher): Chemistry, Theoretical, Practical, and Analytical as applied to the Arts and Manufactures by Writers of Eminence.

London: William Mackenzie, c. 1880. 8 volumes. 53 engraved plates, some double page, 1 folding. Numerous illustrations in the text. 4to (11 x 7 3/4 inches), 1008-pages. Original brown bevelled cloth blocked in black & gilt; headbands defective, one inner joint cracked but held on webbing, corners rubbed through otherwise a very good set. Four volumes with signature and date, 1880.

Weight 8kg thus extra postage will be requested. 


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ASH, LEE: Serial publications containing medical classics. An index to Garrison-Morton. With the story of the Garrison-Morton bibliography of medical classics by Leslie T. Morton.

New Haven: The Antiquarium, 1961. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), 147-pages; original brown cloth; corners bumped, spine lettering dulled.


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BAYNTON. THOMAS, Surgeon of Bristol: Descriptive Account of a New Method of Treating Old Ulcers of the Legs. The Second edition, corrected and considerably improved.

Item No. 18447

Item No. 18447

Item No. 18447

Bristol: for Emery & Adams, 1799. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), 152-pages, contemporary marbled wrappers uncut, some dustmarking to title; rebound in later marbled boards retaining the original marbled wrappers.

Title inscribed, "For Mrs Butler with the Author's most respectful compliments. L. Thorn" [?]. Front free endpaper inscribed, "To Stanley Rivlin, Hunterian Gold Medalist, a small gift from Dr. and Mrs Irwin Moore in ever grateful thanks for much kind medical service".

*Stanley Rivlin, a pioneer in the field of varicose vein surgery.


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CHAVASSE, PYE HENRY: Advice to a Wife on the Management of her own health .... Incidental to Pregnancy, Labour, and Suckling .... Addressed to a Young Wife.

Item No. 17490

London: John Churchill, 1870. 9th edition. Small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), pages: xvi:(1):253. Nicely bound full polished brown calf, ruled in blind to sides, spine ruled in gilt, raised bands and lettering piece. Very mnior rubbing to extremities; the binding by Corner, Wellington, with their ticket. Foxing to prelims. Free from inscriptions. Very good.


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FREDERIKS, J.A.M; BRUYN, G.W; & ELING, P. (Editors): History of Neurology in the Netherlands.

Item No. 16498

Amsterdam: Boom, 2002. First edition. Illustrations. Large 8vo (9 3/4 x 7 inches), 408-pages. Original yellow pictorial laminated boards; fine. With long typed letter sgned from Prof. Dr. H. Meinsrdi (he contributed the chapter on Epileptology to this work) regarding this work and other matters.


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FREEMAN, S. [STEPHEN] M.D. and man-midwife: The New Good Samaritan : Or, Domestic Practical Physician; extracted chiefly from the medical essays of the learned academies in Europe. To which is prefixed a physiological account of pulses. Of the properties and virtues of milk, as an animal fluid, as food, and as a medicine. Of the recovery of persons supposed to be drowned. Likewise, for the use of married ladies is added the practical midwife, by question and answer. With an elegant engraving of the different positions of the infant in the womb. The whole made familiar to every capacity. By S. Freeman, M.D. and man-midwife.

Item No. 17599

Item No. 17599

Item No. 17599

Item No. 17599

London : Printed for the author, and may be had at his House in Prujean Square, opposite Surgeon's-Hall near Ludgate-Street, [1780?]. Folding plate. 8vo (7 x 4 1/4 inches), pages xii:432. Contemporary full sheep with crimson lettering piece; rubbed, chipped at head and tail of spine, corners rubbed through. Four inch tear to folding plate without loss, piece shaved from lower right of folding plate not affecting the engraved images but slightly cropping imprint, otherwise internally very good. Inscription, "Dr. John Smith, Yoxford, Suffolk, 1790" on front fly. Rare.


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FREYER, P.J: The Modern Treatment of Stone in the Bladder by Litholapaxy. A Description of the Operation and Instruments with Cases Illustrative of the Difficulties and Complications met with.

Item No. 3322b

Item No. 3322

London: J & A Churchill, 1886. First edition. Illustrations. 8vo, pp. viii:[1]:116:(16, publisher's catalogue), original cloth. Library stamp of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on title and endpaper. Headbands a little rubbed else very good.


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GULLY, JAMES MANBY: A Guide to Domestic Hydrotherapeia, or Water Cure in Acute Disease.

Item No. 18628

London: Simpkin Marshall, 1863. First edition. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), pages: xv:283:(1), contemporary grained burgundy calf, spine gilt ruled and blocked and lettered direct simply "Guide". Title dusty and partly detached on inner margin else very good.


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HEALDE, THOMAS: The New Pharmacopoeia of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Translated into English, with Notes, Indexes of New Names, Preparations, etc. et. by Thomas Healde. Second edition corrected.

Item No. 18448

Item No. 18448

London: T. Longman, 1788. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xvi:350:(1,errata), contemporary full unlettered speckled tan calf. A very nice crisp copy in an attractive binding; overall very good indeed.


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JEAFFRESON, J. CORDY: A Book about Doctors.

London: Hurst & Blacket, c. 1860. Frontispiece "The Founders of the Medical Society of London" with key. 8vo (71/2 x 5 inches), 324-pages. Contemporary half red calf, gilt on raised bands and lettered direct, marbled boards; very good.


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KILLIAN, PROF. DR. H & KRAMER, G: Meister der Chirurgie und die Chirurgenschulen im Deutschen Raum.

Item No. 3674

Stuttgart: Georg Thieme, 1951. Plates and diagrams. 8vo, pp.viii:232, original blue cloth; upper cover stained, one marginal annotation, else very good. Errata slip loosely inserted.


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MACAULAY, ALEXANDER: A Dictionary of Medicine: designed for popular use. Containing an account of diseases and their treatment, including those most frequent in warm climates, with directions for administering the various substances used as medicines the regulation of diet and regimen, and the management of the diseases of women and children.

Item No. 17139

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1834. The 4th edition. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xvi:614. Contemporary half dark blue calf, marbled boards, the spine elaborately gilt within compartments and on raised bands, with green lettering piece. A little light rubbing but overall excellent both externally and internally.


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AINSWORTH, JAMES [Publisher]: The Imperial Journal of Art, Science, Mechanics and Engineering. Embracing Treatises on Anatomy .... Daguerreotyping .... Mechanics ... Navigation ... Also Arts of Dyeing ... German Sheet Glass ... and a Series of Practical Papers on the Steam Engine .........

Item No. 13426

Manchester: James Ainsworth, n.d. Volume 2 only. Frontispiece, engraved pictorial title and numerous folding plates some being very large, e.g. that illustrating phrenology (tear with no loss) and illustrations in the text. 4to (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches), 672-pages. Nicely bound half brown calf, marbled boards, spine with raised bands and black lettering and numberig pieces; an attractive binding in very good condition, internally very good also.


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CETRON, MARVIN J. & GOLDHAR, JOEL D. [Editors]: The Science of Managing Organized Technology. Four volumes complete.

New York, London, & Paris: Gordon and Breach. 1970. 4 volumes. 8vo, pp.1697, original cloth, very good in the original printed white d.w's. The d.w's very good apart from one corner chip.


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COTTERILL, JAMES H. & SLADE, JOHN HENRY: Lessons in Applied Mechanics.

Item No. 18849

London: Macmillan, 1891. First thus. Diagrams in the text. Small 8vo (6 3/8 x 4 1/4 inches), pages: xiv:512. Contemporary full burgundy prize morocco, spine gilt in compartments and lettered direct; gilt arms of King's College on upper cover, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Engraved prize label on front pastedown. Some rubbing to joints and extremities otherwise good.


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JOHNSTON & HOFFMANN, PHOTOGRAPHERS: Jute Cultivation & Preparation. Volume 1.

The photographs in the album cover the entire process of jute production in India before it enters the mill for processing and covers the preparation of the land, the sowing of the jute seed, the harvesting of the crop, the washing of the jute and finally the packaging of the raw jute. Rare.


Item No. 18802

Item No. 18802

Item No. 18802

Item No. 18802

Item No. 18802

Calcutta: Johnston & Hoffmann, n.d. ca. 1905? 25 photographic images laid down on 25 card leaves with printed captions, the leaves on cloth stubs. The images 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Oblong folio (12 x 8 1/4 inches), original 2-tone cloth lettered in gilt; very good.

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MARX, S. & PFAU, W: Astrophotography with the Schmidt Telescope.

Item No. 18675

Cambridge University Press, 1992. First English edition. Profusely illustrated. 4to (12 x 9 3/4 inches), 165-pages, original cloth; excellent in like dust jacket.


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HANGER, J.E. (Publisher): "Solvitur Ambulando". A Symposium on Prosthetic Achievement.

Item No. 18175

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Item No. 17175

Item No. 18175

Roehampton: J. E. Hanger & Co. Queen Mary's Hospital for the Limbless. c. 1937. Aerial view of the Works "The Largest Artificial Limb Works in the World" and 26 coloured plates and illustrations in the text. 8vo (10 x 7 inches), 72-pages; wrappers spotted, internally excellent.


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JOHNSTONE, JOHN: An Account of the Mode of Draining Land, according to the System practised by Mr. Joseph Elkington. Drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture. The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged.

Item No. 7939

London: by B. McMillan, Printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Sold by G. and W. Nicol, Booksellers to His Majesty, 1801. 19 folding engraved plates. 8vo, pp. xvi:164, contemporary full tan calf, narrow gilt rule to sides. Binding very rubbed, spine darkened, crazing to surface of boards, short crack to upper hinge, joints very firm however. Some foxing and browning to text & plates.


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KROPOTKIN, P: Field, Factories and Workshops or Industry Combined with Agriculture and Brain Work with Manual Work. New Edition (Third Thousand) Illustrated and unabridged.

Item No. 19057

London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1901. 8vo ( 8 3/4 x 6 inches), 259-pages, original green grained cloth. Headband worn otherwise very good. Inscription on front free-endpaper, paper of upper inner joint cracked but very firm. 


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MEDLEY, MAJOR J.G. Editor: The Roorkee Treatise on Civil Engineering in India. Volume 2 only.

Item No. 18854

Item No. 18854

Roorkee: Thomason College Press, 1867. First edition. Frontispiece and 77 plates, largely folding. Large 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), pages: 454: vii (index), original pebble grain blindstamped green cloth. Frontispiece foxed & detached, title foxed, 1 plate badly folded with some wear & dustmarking on blank fore-margin, corners bumped & worn otherwise overall good.


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MEDLEY, MAJOR J. G. Editor: Professional Papers on Indian Engineering. Volume 3.

Roorkee: Thomason College Press, 1866. Mounted photograph of Tonse Bridge, E. I. Railway as frontispiece, 51 plates, mostly folding.Large 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), pages:iv:413:ix, original pebble grain blindstamped green cloth. Prelims detached and edge worn, some foxing, 1-inch split to cloth of outer upper joint. Double Island Lighthouse, Ganges Canal, Great Indian Peninsula Railway & much else. An uncommon annual publication. 


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MEDLEY, MAJOR J. G. Editor: Professional Papers on Indian Engineering. Volume 5.

Roorkee: Thomason College Press, 1868. 47 plates and maps, mostly folding. Large 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), pages:iv:418:iii original pebble grain blindstamped green cloth. Headbands and corners worn otherwise very sound; some foxing. Abyssinian Railway, coloured bricks & Tiles, Dinguree Bridge, Fort Kotara, Rope Bridge over the Chenab, & much else. An uncommon annual publication. 


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NICHOLLS & CLARKE LTD: Catalogue No. 37 Baths, Lavatory Basins, Plumber's Brasswork, Stoves, Heating Appliances, Modern Tiled Fireplaces ...... etc.etc.

London: Nicholls & Clarke, c. 1937. Profusely illustrated catalogue. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 nches), 672-pages. Original cloth. Margins tanned. Binding spotted and soiled although very sound.

Weight 2.230 kg thus extra postage will be requested. 


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NOKES, B.C.G: Soap-Making at Stoke Works, Bromsgrove, and its connection with the Salt-Making Industry there.

Privately printed, 1959. Title and 3-pages (signle sheet folded); edge browned. Signed by the author.


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PHILLIPS, SIR RICHARD: A Million of Facts, of Correct Data, and Elementary Constants, in the Entire Circle of the Sciences, and of all the Subjects of Speculation and Practice.

Item No. 2360

London: Darton & Clark, 1841. Stereotyped Edition, much enlarged, and carefully revised and improved. 8vo, pp. xlviii:546, plus unpaginated index. Contemporary half polished tan calf, spine gilt ruled , raised bands, with lettering piece. An attractive copy. Bound without the portrait of the author as called for on title.


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PARKER, JOHN W. (Publisher): Minerals and Metals; Their Natural History and Uses In The Arts; WIth Incidental Accounts of Mines and Mining.

Item No. 15698

London: Johmn W. Parker, 1837. The Second edition. Plates. Small 8vo (5 1/2 x 4 inches), 248-pages. Grained green binder's cloth lettered in gilt; approx. half inch missing at head of spine. Foxing to prelims.


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SERRY, VICTOR: British Sawmilling Practice.

London: Ernest Benn, 1963. First edition. Black & white illustrations. Tall 8vo, pp.248, original cloth, no dustwrapper; lower headband bumped and with a short tear to the cloth, binding a trifle dusty along edges, else good; internally excellent.


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SHAMS, F.A. & KHAN, MRS. KHALIDA [Editors]: Resource Potential of Mountainous Regions of Pakistan.

Lahore: Centre for Integrated Mountain Research, Punjab University, 1987. Maps. 4to, pp.75, softcover; some shelf-wear, else very good.


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SMITH, H.C. MIALL: The British Hive and its Working Bees. With 100 illustrations.

London: Isbister [1888 ]. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 384-pages. Original pictorial cloth blocked in gilt & colours. Very good. Inscription on front free endpapers. The bees being the working classes employed as fishermen, in the lancashire mills, the Yorkshire factories, match-making, coal mining etc. In the "Isbister's Home Library" series. 


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ZUYDER ZEE: Management of the Zuyder-Zee -Works. The Enclosure and Partial Reclamation of the Zuyder Zee.

Item No. 17793

Amsterdam: Holdert, 1931. 8vo (9 x 6 inches) 24-pages, original faded wrappers.


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