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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to medicine and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

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  1. 114961
    WINTER, A. Trichologia.

    London : 1869

    First and only known edition of this unusual and uncommon book on hair, including its physiology, diseases, and cultural significance. An ad at the rear reports that the author, Mr. Winter, "may be consulted on Diseases of the Hair at his Residence, 205 Oxford Street, London, between the Hours of 10 and 4." For those unable to visit in person, a questionnaire... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 114961

  2. Elements of General Anatomy.
    BÉCLARD, P. A. Elements of General Anatomy.

    Edinburgh : 1830

    First edition in English of Pierre Augustin Béclard's Elements d'anatomie generale. The present translation by the Scottish anatomist and ethnologist Robert Knox (17911862) is based on the second French edition, published in 1827. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140197

  3. Miss Dorothea L. Dix and her Life-Work.
    (DIX, Dorothea L.) KENNARD, Caroline A. Miss Dorothea L. Dix and her Life-Work.

    [No place] : 1888

    Sole edition of a brief account of the woman who almost single-handedly created the first generation of mental asylums in America, written by the pioneering American scientist and women's rights campaigner Caroline A. Kennard.
    "In her lifetime, Dorothea Dix brought about significant changes in the care of the mentally ill in North America and Europe.... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139643

  4. 140000
    SANGER, Margaret. The Pivot of Civilization.

    London : 1923

    First UK edition by American birth control advocate, social reformer, and founder of America's first birth control clinic, Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), originally published in the US the previous year, with an eight-page introduction by H. G. Wells.
    "There have been several able books published recently upon the question of Birth Control from the... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 140000

  5. 140019
    SANGER, Margaret. My Fight for Birth Control.

    London : 1932

    First UK edition of Margaret Sanger's autobiography, originally published in New York the previous year. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140019

  6. And the Band Played On.
    SHILTS, Randy. And the Band Played On.

    New York : 1987

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Dennis warmly, Randy M. Shults. San Francisco." A masterpiece of investigative reporting and an international bestseller, Shilts's expose on the spread of HIV/AIDS revealed how the epidemic was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 1980's, with treatment hampered by... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 110638

  7. Hereditary Genius:
    GALTON, Francis. Hereditary Genius:

    London : 1869

    First edition of the author's most significant work. This copy has an interesting association linking Galton to his almost exact contemporary and fellow statistics pioneer Florence Nightingale, being from the estate of the author and politician Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (1809-1885), Nightingale's favourite, persistent, but ultimately... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 139155

  8. Womanhood and Health.
    MURRELL, Christine M. Womanhood and Health.

    London : 1923

    First edition, first impression, of Murrell's series of lectures which she gave at the London County Council over a period of 20 years. Born in London, Christine Mary Murrell (18741933) was a British medical doctor, women's rights activist, and the first female member of the British Medical Association's Central Council. She graduated from the London... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 137330

  9. De decoratione
    MERCURIALE, Girolamo, & Giulio Mancini. De decoratione

    Venice : 1585

    First edition of a history of plastic surgery, which includes the earliest published reference to Tagliacozzi's pioneer work in rhinoplasty, preceding by a dozen years the publication of his major work, De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem (Venice, 1597). Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137158

  10. De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem.
    TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare. De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem.

    Berlin : 1831

    Fourth and last edition of Tagliacozzi's pioneering work on plastic surgery (1st ed., Venice 1597), revised and edited with preface by Maximilian Troschel. The edition is dedicated to the German surgeon Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach, and reflects the revival of interest in rhinoplastic procedures that Dieffenbach and von Graefe inspired in Germany. Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 137138

  11. De Curtorum Chirurgia per insitionem.
    TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare. De Curtorum Chirurgia per insitionem.

    Venice : 1597

    First edition of "the first book devoted entirely to plastic surgery" (Norman), second issue on ordinary paper, with the licence printed on the title page verso. Hook & Norman note the existence of a very few copies which they term the first issue, printed on large and thick paper, without the licence, and suggest that these were intended for presentation.
    Gaspare... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 135968

  12. Chirurgorum comes: or the Whole Practice of Chirurgery.
    (TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare.) READ (or REID), Alexander. Chirurgorum comes: or the Whole Practice of Chirurgery.

    London : 1687

    First edition, a work notable for containing the first translation into English of Tagliacozzi's pioneering work on plastic surgery. "The practice of chirurgery. Part IV. Book VIII. Of supplying defects in the body", pages 645-704, is a summary of Book 2 of Gaspare Tagliacozzi's De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem, first published in Venice in 1597... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137136

  13. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.
    NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.

    London : [1860]

    First edition, second issue, this copy with an autograph letter signed from the author tipped in at the rear to Gaetano Meo, dated January 1887. Meo (18501925) was a painter, mosaic artist, and an artist's model associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Meo left his home in southern Italy at the age of 14, taking only his harp as a means of earning.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 122640

  14. Events of a Military Life:
    HENRY, Walter. Events of a Military Life:

    London : 1843

    First UK edition; this uncommon, lively and engaging autobiography was originally published in Canada as Trifles from My Portfolio in 1839. A native of Donegal, Henry studied medicine at Glasgow, St. Thomas', Guy's and St. George's. In 1811 he qualified as a regimental surgeon and joined the 66th in the Peninsula, seeing action at the Siege of Badajoz... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 135267

  15. Shell Shock in France 1914-18.
    MYERS, Charles S. Shell Shock in France 1914-18.

    1940

    First Edition. Timely contribution to the literature of the treatment of war neuroses by one of its most sympathetic practitioners. "In 1915 Myers was given a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps and in 1916 he was appointed consultant psychologist to the British armies in France. Frustrated with opposition to his view that shell-shock was a treatable... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135190

  16. Un souvenir de Solferino.
    DUNANT, Jean Henry. Un souvenir de Solferino.

    Geneva : 1862

    First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a blank before the half-title: "Monsieur Albert Dunant de la part de l'auteur", apparently in a secretarial hand. An excellent familial association: Albert Dunant was a state councillor for the canton of Geneva; this copy also carries his attractive etched bookplate and official autograph... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 110889

  17. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
    COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.

    London : 1789

    First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was placed at the Hospital school... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 85988

  18. Handbook of the Medical Services of Foreign Armies. Parts I-VI.
    MACPHERSON, William Grant. Handbook of the Medical Services of Foreign Armies. Parts I-VI.

    London : 1908-11

    First editions of these uncommon official publications. Print-runs were 2,000 for each part, but there are just a scatter of complete sets institutionally (10 recorded on OCLC). The individual volumes deal with France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium. They represent a revision of the Handbook of the Medical Organisations,... Learn More
    £1,575.00

    Stock Code: 67260

  19. De re metallica, libri XII:
    AGRICOLA, Georgius. De re metallica, libri XII:

    Basel : 1556

    First edition. "The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times" (PMM). The book is extensively illustrated with a fine series of almost 300 woodcuts, some signed with the monogram "RMD", generally attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (fl. 1525-1572) or, less commonly, Blasius Weffring.... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 80925

  20. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).
    CHIZHEVSKII, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).

    Moscow : 1959

    First edition, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper verso, "To big Misha for good memory. Prof. A.L. Chizhevskii. May 8, 1960". This was one of the last publications of Alexander Chizhevskii (1897-1964), the eminent Soviet interdisciplinary scientist and the founder of heliobiology and aero-ionization, and widely considered to be his magnum... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 137282

  21. [NAVAL MEDICINE.] De morbis navigantium, liberus unus.
    ROUPPE, Louis. [NAVAL MEDICINE.] De morbis navigantium, liberus unus.

    Leiden : 1764

    First edition of this work on the diseases incidental to seamen, a considerably expanded edition of author's thesis published at Leiden in 1762. Louis Rouppe (1729-1780) travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician aboard the Princess Carolina vessel for the Dutch West Indische Companie. This work, published in Latin, is often considered the... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 132861

  22. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal.
    ESQUIROL, Jean-Étienne Dominique. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal.

    Paris : 1838

    First edition of "the first modern textbook of psychiatry" (Norman); this copy of especial interest as including, bound into the first volume, a fine original pencil drawing (dated 1836) of a psychiatric patient, ascribed by a later hand to the engraver Ambroise Tardieu, along with a suite of 19 proof engravings. Tardieu appears to have been responsible... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 128843

  23. Die Kakomonade, ein Nachlass vom Doktor Panglos, als ein Supplement des Kandide,von Linguet.
    LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Die Kakomonade, ein Nachlass vom Doktor Panglos, als ein Supplement des Kandide,von Linguet.

    Berlin : 1786

    First edition in German of Linguet's treatise on syphilis, first printed in French in 1766 as La Cacomonade. Linguet chose as his pseudonym Pangloss, the optimistic teacher in Voltaire's Candide who is blighted by syphilis. Linguet presents the book as a supplement to Voltaire's work, although this German edition identifies him as the author. Linguet's... Learn More
    £725.00

    Stock Code: 124540

  24. Biological- or artery flaps of the face:
    ESSER, Johannes Fredericus Samuel. Biological- or artery flaps of the face:

    Monaco : no date [c. 1934]

    First edition of this rare work on reconstructive facial surgery by pioneering Dutch physician Johannes "Jan" Esser (1877-1946).
    During the First World War, Esser was designated Special Surgeon for Plastic Operations and assigned to a hospital in Vienna. There, he operated on soldiers who suffered facial injuries in trenches, and pioneered the use... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 133441

  25. De Curtorum Chirurgia per insitionem.
    TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare. De Curtorum Chirurgia per insitionem.

    Venice : 1597

    First unauthorized edition of the first book devoted to plastic surgery. Gaspare Tagliacozzi's innovative surgical technique, which consisted of reconstructing parts of the face by grafting, is masterfully described in the work that made him famous. In 1597 Gaspare Bindoni the Younger was granted the exclusive right to print it by the Senate. However,... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 132969

  26. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
    [BERKELEY, George.] Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,

    Dublin : 1744

    First edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" written in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, and from the library of the Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Strachey's library contained various works by 18th-century philosophers, reflecting his own interest in philosophy and the intense... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135077

  27. The Anatomy of Melancholy.
    [BURTON, Robert.] The Anatomy of Melancholy.

    London : 1652

    Sixth edition, first published in 1621. Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy was "one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour - and its pedantry - are there. It has something in common with Brant's Ship of Fools, Erasmus's Praise of Folly, and More's Utopia,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 135172

  28. A Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy Esq; [bound with:] An Act for Incorporating the Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy,
    (GUY, Thomas.) A Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy Esq; [bound with:] An Act for Incorporating the Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy,

    London : 1725

    An attractive copy, in a binding funerary in style, of the will of the bookseller turned South Sea speculator Thomas Guy (1645-1724), who, selling his stock before the crash, was able to fund various good causes, most notably the foundation of Guy's Hospital, which still operates to this day. His will makes provisions for the maintenance and expansion... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 134326

  29. The Human Hand.
    WOLFF, Charlotte. The Human Hand.

    New York : 1943

    First US edition, first printing. This work provides an academic expansion of Wolff's 1936 work Studies in Hand Reading, in which she examined the possibility of "a close correlation between the detailed configuration of the hand and the outstanding traits forming the personality complex of the owner of the hands" (Schultz, p. 479). Wolff,... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 131433

  30. Notes From Sick Rooms.
    STEPHEN, Mrs Leslie [Julia]. Notes From Sick Rooms.

    London : 1883

    First edition of Julia Stephen's discussion of good nursing practice. The work demonstrates "a fine attention to detail - and to language: it includes an eloquent and witty passage on the torment of crumbs in bed" (ODNB). Stephen (1846-1895) was Virginia Woolf's mother, and an active philanthropist who "travelled round London by bus visiting hospitals... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 129359

  31. Facsimile autograph letter signed, to the Nurses and Probationers at St. Thomas's Hospital.
    NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Facsimile autograph letter signed, to the Nurses and Probationers at St. Thomas's Hospital.

    London : 1881

    A high quality facsimile of Nightingale's annual address for 1881 to the nurses and probationers of the Nightingale School at St Thomas's Hospital, privately printed and given to those in attendance, this particular letter ruminating on the definition of being a woman in the medical field. "These addresses were usually read aloud by Sir Harry Verney,... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 127701

  32. Married Love.
    STOPES, Marie Carmichael. Married Love.

    London : [1925]

    Signed limited edition, number 9 of 540 copies signed by the author on the frontispiece; this additionally a presentation copy, inscribed by its infamous author to her son's nurse using her affectionate nickname, "To dear Niss, with the Author's love. Xmas 1925", on the front free endpaper.
    Sister Phyllis Jones, or "Niss", was nurse to the young... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 124621

  33. The Masters of Fate.
    SHALER, Sophia Penn. The Masters of Fate.

    New York : 1906

    First edition, first printing. The work recounts the achievements of physically infirm individuals, accounting how, through force of will, they overcome their limitations and master their fate. The author aims, through example, to offer to disabled individuals models of willpower and achievement. The book serves as a strong defence of the value of the... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 124446

  34. The Anatomy of Melancholy,
    [BURTON, Robert.] The Anatomy of Melancholy,

    Philadelphia : 1836

    First US edition, uncommon in the publisher's cloth. First published in 1621, the title page indicated that this is the "first American edition, from the thirteenth English edition, corrected". The Anatomy "was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour - and its pedantry - are there.... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 122454

  35. Trattato Analitico della Digestione
    BLONDLOT, Nicolas. Trattato Analitico della Digestione

    Naples : 1845

    First edition in Italian of this important work on the digestive system, originally published as Traité analytique de la digestion considérée particulièrement dans l'homme et dans les animaux vertébrés (Paris,1843). Very scarce: not on Copac, which lists only Royal College of Surgeons and Wellcome for the Paris first; for this Italian edition... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 122254

  36. Trichologia.
    WINTER, A. Trichologia.

    London : 1869

    First and only known edition of this unusual and uncommon book on hair, including its physiology, diseases, and cultural significance. An ad at the rear reports that the author, Mr. Winter, "may be consulted on Diseases of the Hair at his Residence, 205 Oxford Street, London, between the Hours of 10 and 4." For those unable to visit in person, a questionnaire... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 120113

  37. Charities of France in 1866.
    [LAWRENCE, William Richards.] Charities of France in 1866.

    Boston : 1867

    First and only edition, printed for private distribution. William Richards Lawrence (1812-1885) was a Boston philanthropist who, after studying medicine at Harvard Medical School, travelled to France and spent several months visiting hospitals and clinics in Paris. This account provides a historical survey of a variety of different hospitals and charities... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 119396

  38. The Belgian Field Hospital.
    (WORLD WAR I.) The Belgian Field Hospital.

    London : 1915

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon with a just single copy at the Royal College of Surgeons located by Copac and OCLC. "The work of the Belgian Field Hospital since its establishment at Antwerp early in September and its removal, under the greatest difficulties during the bombardment to Furnes close behind the fighting line is described in the... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 118350

  39. Geschichte der Arabischen Aerzte und Naturforscher.
    WÜSTENFELD, Ferdinand. Geschichte der Arabischen Aerzte und Naturforscher.

    Göttingen : 1840

    First edition of the work which was long considered the first Western history of Arabic science and medicine, and though in fact preceded by an obscure work in French by Pierre Joseph Amoreux, published in 1805, it remains the foundational work on the subject (see Arcadian Library p. 216). The last 16 pages are lithographed extracts from three Arabic... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 117640

  40. Istoria ragionata de' mali osservati in Napoli nell'intero corso dell'anno 1764;
    SARCONE, Michele. Istoria ragionata de' mali osservati in Napoli nell'intero corso dell'anno 1764;

    Naples : 1765 & 1770

    First editions of both works. In the first work, dedicated to the Neapolitan regent Bernardo Tanucci, the Italian physician Michele Sarcone (1731-1797) describes the devastating gastrointestinal fever that struck Naples in 1764, the grim climax to several years of famine. Sarcone was a firm believer in autopsy to help diagnose the nature of such plagues.... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 116000

  41. Mental Affections. An Introduction to the Study of Insanity.
    MACPHERSON, John. Mental Affections. An Introduction to the Study of Insanity.

    London : 1899

    First edition. "The following pages consist of lectures delivered during several sessions to the students attending the class of Mental Diseases in the Royal Colleges' School of Medicine, Edinburgh while it cannot be claimed that they are exhaustive in scope or complete in detail, the author hopes that his general views on the aetiology of insanity,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 115369

  42. A Treatise on Insanity in its Medical Relations.
    HAMMOND, William A. A Treatise on Insanity in its Medical Relations.

    New York : 1883

    First edition of a key work by the American pioneer in nervous and mental disorders William A. Hammond (1828-1900), neurologist and Surgeon-General of the United States Army. Hammond's Treatise on Diseases of the Nervous System (New York: Appleton, 1871) was "the first American treatise on neurology" (Garrison & Morton). Included here is a lengthy section... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 114951

  43. Hints on Insanity and Signing Certificates.
    MILLAR, John. Hints on Insanity and Signing Certificates.

    London : 1877

    Second edition, expanded and with a new preface, following the first of 1861: "it continues to be a matter of considerable surprise and regret that the special study of insanity should still be so ignored by the various licensing medical bodies, that it forms no necessary part of the curriculum of a medical education" (preface). "John Millar was medical... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 114973

  44. Structural Studies on Bacterial Proteins.
    AMBLER, Richard Penry. Structural Studies on Bacterial Proteins.

    Cambridge : 1960

    The doctoral dissertation of prominent biochemist Richard Penry Ambler. From the library of his supervisor Frederick Sanger, with a large number of Sanger's pencilled annotations, largely Xs to mark specific points, as well as a few small corrections and short notes about the content.
    Ambler obtained his doctoral degree under Sanger at Cambridge... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 114798

  45. Nucleotide Sequences in the Low Molecular Weight Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid of Escherichia Coli.
    BROWNLEE, George Gow. Nucleotide Sequences in the Low Molecular Weight Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid of Escherichia Coli.

    Cambridge : 1967

    The doctoral dissertation of distinguished molecular biologist George Gow Brownlee. Inscribed by the author to his supervisor Frederick Sanger on the front free endpaper, "To Fred, from George, May 1967".
    Brownlee completed this dissertation on sequencing E. coli RNA under Sanger's guidance at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and went on to have... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 114801

  46. The Biological Activity of Insulin Peptides.
    NICOL, D. S. H. W. The Biological Activity of Insulin Peptides.

    Cambridge : 1958

    The doctoral dissertation of the eminent physician, polymath, and UN delegate Davidson Nicol. Inscribed from the author to his Cambridge mentor Frederick Sanger on the front free endpaper, "To Fred Sanger, with many thanks for your help and inspiration over this work, from, Davidson Nicol. Return address: University College of Sierra Leone, Freetown".... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 114809

  47. Chemical Studies on some Disulphides of Biological Interest.
    RYLE, Andrew Peter. Chemical Studies on some Disulphides of Biological Interest.

    Cambridge : 1955

    Dissertation from the library of two-time Nobel Prize winner Frederick Sanger, who supervised the author's PhD research. Signed by the author at the end of the acknowledgements. This is likely one of the earliest theses that Sanger oversaw, as he had only obtained his own PhD in 1943, about ten years earlier than Ryle would have joined his lab. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 114810

  48. A Study of Some Egg Proteins.
    WILLIAMS, John. A Study of Some Egg Proteins.

    Cambridge : 1962

    Dissertation from the library of Frederick Sanger, who supervised the author's PhD research. Signed and dated by the author at the end of the acknowledgements. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 114814

  49. Huishoudelyk Woordboek,
    CHOMEL, Noel. Huishoudelyk Woordboek,

    Leiden & Amsterdam : 1743

    First Dutch edition, first published in France in 1709 as the Dictionnaire Oeconomique. Chomel's celebrated work was arguably the most popular household almanac of the 18th century. Ambitious in scope, the encyclopedia covers a broad variety of topics ranging from domestic chores to botany, distilling techiques, fishing, geometry, and landscaping. Written... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 113541

  50. Rules for the Attendants and Assistants of the Vermont Asylum.
    (VERMONT ASYLUM.) Rules for the Attendants and Assistants of the Vermont Asylum.

    Vermont : c.1850

    Founded in 1834 as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, later renamed the Brattleboro Retreat, and still in operation today as Retreat Healthcare, the asylum was one of the first such institutions established in the United States. The initial funds for its foundation came from a bequest left by Anna Hunt Marsh, the wife of a wealthy local doctor, who... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 111218

  51. Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
    (ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) Georgia Warm Springs Foundation

    Warm Springs, GA, & New York : 1940 & 1941

    First editions, first printings of two separate titles, each present in two copies. The copy of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (GWSF) annual report in blue boards has Roosevelt's presentation inscription to the front blank: "To Basil O'Connorthe motor-power that turned the wheels from Franklin D. Roosevelt 6/30/41 Hyde Park". Below, O'Connor has... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 97193

  52. Traité de la gangrène.
    QUESNAY, François. Traité de la gangrène.

    Paris : 1749

    First edition. An early work by the French Enlightenment economist François Quesnay (1694-1774), intellectual leader of the physiocrats, the first systematic school of political economy. He is best known for his important Tableau économique (1758). Quesnay originally trained as a physician and, at the time of publication of the Traité de la gangrène,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 96589

  53. Come to the Cook-house Door!
    WHITSED, Juliet de Key. Come to the Cook-house Door!

    London : 1932

    First edition. Uncommon, particularly so in the jacket. Just four copies on COPAC, OCLC adds five. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "Good wishes from Juliet de Key Whitsed, May 1935". Illuminating and entertaining diaries of "adventure and work" of a VAD in Salonika from June 1917 to June 1919, "lively" (Matthews). Whitsed later published on... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 93961

  54. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.
    MOORE, Charles. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.

    London : 1790

    First edition, written to combat Hume's Essay on Suicide (1783) and "one of the fullest surveys of philosophical and religious thought up to that time" (Encyclopedia of philosophy); "the most extensive treatise on the 'natural, social, moral, and religious' aspects of suicide the risk of which the psychiatrist must continually bear in mind. From it... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 88469

  55. My Life.
    ELLIS, Havelock. My Life.

    Boston, : 1939

    First edition, first printing of Ellis's autobiography, the central subject of which is Ellis's marriage and open relationship with the lesbian and women's rights activist Edith Lees. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 82383

  56. Report on Manoeuvres held in the Aldershot Command
    [MILITARY] Report on Manoeuvres held in the Aldershot Command

    1913]

    First edition of this extremely uncommon report, print-run of 400, but no copies found on COPAC or OCLC. It seems that apart from providing exercise for the medical units involved, the manoeuvres were intended to test "the capabilities of the divisional train and supply column (mechanical transport) in evacuating wounded during field operations." Matters... Learn More
    £295.00

    Stock Code: 67256

  57. Report on Manoeuvres for the Training of Royal Army Medical Corps Units
    [MILITARY] Report on Manoeuvres for the Training of Royal Army Medical Corps Units

    1911]

    First edition. Extremely uncommon report, print-run of 400 copies, but no copies located. This copy with the ink-stains and accession docketing of the Royal Army Medical College Library. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 67257

  58. Idiocy: and its Treatment by the Physiological Method.
    SEGUIN, Edward. Idiocy: and its Treatment by the Physiological Method.

    New York : 1866

    First edition of the first book published in America dealing with the care and institutional management of those with learning disabilities. Under the influence of the teachings of Itard and Esquirol, both of whom he studied under, which stressed the humane treatment of the insane, Seguin developed methods for managing intellectual disabilities that... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 50412

  59. "On Some Morbid Appearances of the Absorbent Glands and the Spleen."
    HODGKIN, Thomas. "On Some Morbid Appearances of the Absorbent Glands and the Spleen."

    London : 1832

    First printing of one of the most influential papers in the history of oncology, the paper that gained its author eponymous fame, in which he described seven cases with an unusual appearance of the lymph glands and spleen. Sir Samuel Wilks made similar observations more than 30 years later, and recalling Hodgkin's earlier paper, named the disorder Hodgkin's... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 47037

  60. De l'Éducation d'un Homme Sauvage,
    ITARD, Jean Marc Gaspard. De l'Éducation d'un Homme Sauvage,

    Paris : 1801

    First edition of Itard's first account of his attempted education of Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron. Itard was a French physician noted for his work with deaf-mutes, but his attempts to educate Victor were a failure. Some have considered this to be the first documented case of autism. Though that diagnosis is controversial, Victor of Aveyron is probably... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 41810

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