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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 Europe.... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139643
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,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131433
(TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare.) READ (or REID), Alexander. Chirurgorum comes: or the Whole Practice of Chirurgery.
London : 1687First 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
[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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
BROWNLEE, George Gow. Nucleotide Sequences in the Low Molecular Weight Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid of Escherichia Coli.
Cambridge : 1967The 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
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
(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 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
WHITSED, Juliet de Key. Come to the Cook-house Door!
London : 1932First 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
[BURTON, Robert.] The Anatomy of Melancholy.
London : 1652Sixth 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
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
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
AGRICOLA, Georgius. De re metallica, libri XII:
Basel : 1556First 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
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
NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.
London : 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
MERCURIALE, Girolamo, & Giulio Mancini. De decoratione
Venice : 1585First 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
GLISSON, Francis. Tractatus de ventriculo et intestinis.
Leiden : 1691Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge, Francis Glisson was a member of the informal group of physicians, the so-called "1645 group", which can be considered as one of the original nuclei of the Royal Society. De ventriculo et intestinis was his fourth and last published work, originally published in 1677, the year of his death.
"De ventriculo is... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139430
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 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
TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare. De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem.
Berlin : 1831Fourth 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
HAMMOND, William A. A Treatise on Insanity in its Medical Relations.
New York : 1883First 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
TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare. De Curtorum Chirurgia per insitionem.
Venice : 1597First 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
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 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
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
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
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
STEPHEN, Mrs Leslie [Julia]. Notes From Sick Rooms.
London : 1883First 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
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
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
CHOMEL, Noel. Huishoudelyk Woordboek,
Leiden & Amsterdam : 1743First 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
DUNANT, Jean Henry. Un souvenir de Solferino.
Geneva : 1862First 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
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
(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
MACFIE, John William Scott. An Ethiopian Diary.
Liverpool and London : 1936First and only edition. This copy signed by the author on the title page and with initialled note card dated 12/xii/36 mounted on the front pastedown. "Dr John William Scott Macfie (1879-1948), a Medical Officer with the Colonial Office who embarked on 8 tours of West Africa between 1910 and 1922. It was also during this time Macfie volunteered with... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140636