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DIX, Dorothea L. - KENNARD, Caroline A. Miss Dorothea L. Dix and her Life-Work.
[No place] : 1888Sole 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... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139643
BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
Dublin : 1744First 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
WOLFF, Charlotte. The Human Hand.
New York : 1943First 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, who... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131433
NICOL, D. S. H. W. The Biological Activity of Insulin Peptides.
Cambridge : 1958The 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
BELLEW, Henry Walter. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881
London : 1885First edition thus of this important contribution to the literature of the disease. The conclusions of this substantial work, based on painstaking statistical surveys, are considered among the best-judged of the period, and remain epidemiologically sound.
"The almost invariable validity of Bellew's general statements on locality and climate... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 82407
COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
London : 1789First 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
WORLD WAR I. The Belgian Field Hospital.
London : 1915First and only edition, extremely uncommon with a just single copy at the Royal College of Surgeons located by Library Hub and WorldCat. "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... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 118350
KEATE, Thomas. Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry.
London : 1808First and only edition of Keate's justification of his conduct against what he considered the unwarranted criticisms of the commission. Uncommon, with less than a dozen copies located institutionally world-wide. An excellent copy with an attractive provenance, coming from the Mount Stewart library of General Charles Stewart, 3rd marquess of Londonderry,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 144132
LIEBOW, Averill; Shields Warren; Elbert de Coursey. The Pathology of Atomic Bomb Casualties.
Ann Arbor, MI : 1949First edition, inscribed by Liebow on the bound-in front wrapper, "Inscribed, with pleasure, for Russell Miller, Averill Liebow, June 1954", the inscription just running off the fore edge. Miller was a medical student at Yale, graduating in 1955, where Liebow taught as Professor of Pathology from 1951 until 1968. This seminal study is now uncommon,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141920
CHIZHEVSKII, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).
Moscow : 1959First 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
NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Facsimile autograph letter signed, to the Nurses and Probationers at St. Thomas's Hospital.
London : 1881A high quality facsimile of Nightingale's annual address for 1881 to the nurses and probationers of the Nightingale School at St Thomas's Hospital. This work, which ruminates on the definition of being a woman in the medical field, is a model example of Nightingale's simple rhetorical style and her relentless drive to improve the development of training... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 140923
SHALER, Sophia Penn. The Masters of Fate.
New York : 1906First 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
BURTON, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy,
London : 1837An attractive copy of Burton's landmark study, which arose out of "the new curiosity in the Renaissance about the workings of the human mind" (ODNB).
"The Anatomy, as its publishing history shows, 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... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146583
SARCONE, Michele. Istoria ragionata de' mali osservati in Napoli nell'intero corso dell'anno 1764;
Naples : 1765 & 1770First 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
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 : 1725An 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
BILLS OF MORTALITY; GREAT PLAGUE OF LONDON - COMPANY OF PARISH CLERKS OF LONDON. London's Dreadful Visitation:
London : 1665First edition, the rarer "20th of December" issue, complete with the folding table. This weekly register of deaths and burials for the year 1665 provides a "valuable and vivid record" of the great plague of London (Norman); the summary bill records that of the 97,306 persons buried in the parishes of London at this time, 68,596 (roughly 70) died of... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 148683
TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare. De Curtorum Chirurgia per insitionem.
Venice : 1597First 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
AMBLER, Richard Penry. Structural Studies on Bacterial Proteins.
Cambridge : 1960The 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 x's 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
CRIPPEN, Hawley Harvey - YELLON, Evan. Surdus in Search of his Hearing:
London : 1906First edition of this extremely uncommon account of an encounter with Dr Crippen in his guise as a homoeopathic ear doctor. Evan Yellon, resident in 1906 at Eton Wick and in 1910 in St Albans, had made it his business to expose quacks who tried to con money from people with deafness or hearing problems with the lure of "cures". Yellon was himself deaf,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135206
KAHN, Fritz. Das Leben des Menschen.
Stuttgart : 1926-31An exceptional set of Fritz Kahn's modernist magnum opus, very rare in the dust jackets, with a fine example of the iconic poster "Der Mensch als Industriepalast". Also present are the poster "Stammbaum des Menschen", the eight-page explanatory text, the publisher's prospectus, and 3D glasses for viewing some of the illustrations.
The dust jackets... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 144917
ROUPPE, Louis. [NAVAL MEDICINE.] De morbis navigantium, liberus unus.
Leiden : 1764First 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
ESQUIROL, Jean-Étienne Dominique. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal.
Paris : 1838First 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
WÜSTENFELD, Ferdinand. Geschichte der Arabischen Aerzte und Naturforscher.
Göttingen : 1840First 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
BLONDLOT, Nicolas. Trattato Analitico della Digestione
Naples : 1845First 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 Library Hub, which lists only Royal College of Surgeons and Wellcome for the Paris first; for this Italian edition... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 122254
QUESNAY, François. Traité de la gangrène.
Paris : 1749First 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
ITARD, Jean Marc Gaspard. De l'Éducation d'un Homme Sauvage,
Paris : 1801First 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
LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Die Kakomonade, ein Nachlass vom Doktor Panglos, als ein Supplement des Kandide,von Linguet.
Berlin : 1786First 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
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
Warm Springs, GA, & New York : 1940 & 1941First 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
STOPES, Marie Carmichael. Married Love.
London : 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