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    • B. WHITE, 1768
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    • Description: SECOND EDITION Contemporary calf, spine label; on the paste-down is a printed article featuring a prayer for King George (ordered by Council) to be used "during his Majesty's present indisposition." A manuscript notation on the fly-leaf indicates that the owner acquired this volume from a bookseller at the bridge . . . shortly after the death of Felicia Horne, the widow of Dr. Horne, and that the prayer for the recovery of King George III was probably cut out of a newspaper by Dr. Horne. Second edition, first published the prior year. The fascinating aspect of this work is the discussion of... Lisez plus
    • LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN, 1815
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 2 folding engraved plates. There are 30 contemporary blank leaves bound in before and after the text. Contemporary calf by the master binder Charles Hering (tiny stamp on the verso of the flyleaf), edges and corners a bit worn; interior excellent. With the hand-tooled gilt arms of Charles Stanhope (1780-1851), 4th Earl of Harrington on both covers (his motto, "A Deo et Rege"), spine gilt. A wonderful copy. First edition of a celebrated medical curiosity of the nineteenth century. The book recounts the case of Thomas Lane of Dorset, a young 16-year-old man whose death was ... Lisez plus
    • SHERWOOD, GILBERT & PIPER, 1845
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    • Description: SECOND EDITION Contemporary patterned cloth, "On the cure of asthma and consumption" printed on paper and cut out and pasted onto front cover; other than a few minor spots, interior very good. Second edition, expanded from the first printing of 1842. The author clearly intends this work for the layperson, making efforts to explain the differences between various maladies of the chest. With numerous specific case studies, Kittoe details the pathology of diseases of the lungs, the medical problems that may be encountered, and the steps to be taken in order to successfully overcome the ailment... Lisez plus
    • SAM SMITH AND BENJ. WALFORD, 1707
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Contemporary black morocco, a custom binding possibly executed by the "Geometrical Compartment Binder," covers with 2 large panels tooled in gilt, the inner panel decorated with ornamental scrolls and the outer panel with flower tools and corners and decorative flor designs at sides, spine elaborately gold-tooled in 6 compartments. A handsome copy. First edition of the first description of a pulse-watch, invented by the author before watches had hands to record the seconds. Floyer's watch, which ran 60 seconds, was used to count the pulse and to make regular observations on th... Lisez plus
    • JOHN MURRAY, 1830
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    • Description: SECOND EDITION With advertisement for the author's new book on verso of the second blank, half-title, and 13 tables on climate at the end. Uncut in the original cloth, spine faded; a very good copy inscribed by the author, "to the Honbl. Colonel Grant with the author's best respects.". Second and best edition, corrected and much enlarged (by 70 pages) from the first edition of the previous year, particularly in the accounts of the climate, both in various places in England, and in the Canaries, the Azores, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the West Indies, which were not described or discussed at al... Lisez plus
    • J. MURRAY, 1784
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    • Description: Later edition Cloth, spine label; an excellent copy. Later edition, first printed in 1759, of this rare and curious work on honey as a remedy for bronchial and related disorders. Hill discusses the nature of honey, identifying several different kinds, including English and foreign (Italian, German, south of France, Swiss, but no mention of American honey!). He examines of the use of honey against specific ailments, including phlegm, hoarsness, coughs, consumption, gravel and stone (cure the gravel and prevent the stone), and sets out the means of curing asthma (of the two kinds of asthma, t... Lisez plus
    • WILKINS, 1740
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Complete with errata and with 3 engraved plates (1 folding), decorated initials, beautiful vignette head- and tailpieces. Contemporary full calf, stamped, gilt lettering on spine; despite some light browning on the preliminaries, a very nice copy from the Library Hospital of Essex (with its stamp on title page) and Colchester and Kenneth Garth Huston, Jr. with his bookplate. First edition of the Gulstonian Lectures of 1740 by the physician Hoadly, where he links diseases of the respiratory organs with the resulting symptoms of respiratory failure. Hoadly gives an account on th... Lisez plus
    • SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL, 1844
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With a hand-colored folding frontispiece showing the front view of the heart and lung, text illustrations and tables. Contemporary blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine; an excellent copy from the library of Robert Mowbray. First edition of a very valuable and revolutionary treatise devoted to the observation of diseases of the lungs and heart. The author investigates the efficacy of inhalation to produce healthy changes to the structure of damaged organs. He shows "in a clear and familiar a style as possible the principles upon which the practice of inhalation is found... Lisez plus
    • WHITTAKER & CO, 1855
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, spine slightly sunned; other than very minor spotting, an excellent copy. First edition. A scientific and philosophical meditation on a doctor's proper practice with a focus on blood, heredity, human nature and inclinations towards good or evil. Spurgin presents a rhetorically flourished first-person account of cases throughout his career. He begins with the theory that heredity (which we now understand as genes, traits, etc.) or "predilections, susceptibilities, and tendencies that constitute human nature" are carried and based in the... Lisez plus
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    • CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON, 1906
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 15 total plates. Original publisher's cloth, library markings on front covers, tear in first free endpaper of Volume II, interiors otherwise excellent. Bookplates of Cornell University Library noting the gift on Hon. A.D. White (withdrawn stamp), and the ownership signature of Mark A. Cukierski. First edition of this monumental study of chromosomal sex determination in the sperm and egg cells of insect species, an early example of XY sex-determination. The work describes Stevens' research on the generation of sperm cells (spermatogenesis) and their role in the fertilizati... Lisez plus
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    • LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO., 1867
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    • Description: FIRST AND ONLY EDITION With numerous text illustrations. Original blind-stamped pebbled cloth, gilt stamp of the Obstetrical Society of London on front cover, wear to spine; interior excellent. First and only edition. "The exhibition of obstetrical and other instruments . . . will probably form an epoch in the history of midwifery in this and other countries; for it is no exaggeration to say . . . that it was 'one of the most astonishing historical displays of the mechanical appliances of the obstetrical . . . art ever colleted in one room.' The exhibition was inaugurated by a converzatione... Lisez plus
    • PHILLIPS, SAMPSON & CO, 1851
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    • Description: FIRST AMERICAN EDITION With 42 text illustrations. Original publisher's decorated cloth; front joint weak, otherwise a very good copy. First American edition (first printed in London the prior year). A book written for the more mature child who perhaps is interested in learning about how the body works. According to the preface, "it is attempted in this little book to supply the explanations and illustrations by which a teacher would win the attention of a child." Rare, with OCLC locating only 6 copies in America of this first edition. Lisez plus
    • 1726
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Modern morocco-backed boards, gilt lettering on spine, elaborate chapter vignettes, pages slightly browned, but overall a good copy. An interesting treatise on the benefits of a new drug to cure gout, rheumatism, jaundice, stone and gravel, and asthma, with testimonies of numerous satisfied users. Bateman's Pectoral Drops are now official in the National Formulary under the title of Compound Tincture of Opium and Gambir. This was a period of change in the apothecary practices and guild power. Buying and selling of drugs was very profitable, and memberships in the guilds were c... Lisez plus
    • PETER B. GLEASON, 1810
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Unbound as issued, stitched; uncut, wide margins, occasional light browning, title and final leaves slightly heavier. First edition of the first treatise published exclusively on what is now known as cerebrospinal meningitis. As Strong explains in his introduction, the deadly disease named for the red spots commonly exhibited on the body had first appeared in the United States four years earlier in Massachusetts. Yet despite having been around several years, little more than a few newspaper articles on the subject had been published in the country when the author presented his... Lisez plus
    • APUD HEIDEGGERUM & SOC., 1745
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    • Description: editio altera All blanks present. Portrait of the author, woodcut head- and tailpieces, full-page engraving. Contemporary vellum, sprinkled edges; an excellent copy. Later edition (editio altera) of Wepfer's comprehensive treatise on brain diseases, first printed posthumously in 1727. This edition includes an excellent biography of the author. Wepfer (620-1695), one of the most prominent Swiss physicians of the seventeenth century, "was appointed city physician at Schaffhausen and some years later became personal physician to the Duke of Würtemberg. He also served as physician to the Marqui... Lisez plus
    • PIETRO FERRI, 1734
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Fine large historiated engraved initial of two putti displaying a book to the dedicatory epistle. Lacking the engraved portrait of the dedicatee. Separate half-title to Dissertazione. Contemporary vellum boards, raised bands. Ownership inscription "Di Lodovico Mattoli di Folzgno" on front pastedown. First edition of this early treatise on the origins and treatment of gout, framed in terms of physical, medical and chemical principles. The author presents the results of chemical analyses of the blood, urine, and feces of gout sufferers and argues that, once stabilized, gout is n... Lisez plus
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    • HIRZEL, 1892
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    • Description: Later edition Engraved title vignette. Original green publisher's cloth, spine decorated and lettered in gilt; a.e.g.; some chipping to head and foot of spine, extremities lightly rubbed, and some light browning due to paper stock, otherwise good. Laid in is an engraving of an expectant mother reclining on a chaise. Early edition of this extremely popular handbook addressed to young mothers. Treating the care of the child and the first duties of the young mother after childbirth, it went through over 43 editions from 1827-1927. n n Lisez plus
    • HASWELL & JOHNSON, 1842
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    • Description: Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, head and tail of spine chipped; light foxing throughout text. Presentation copy from the author to Doctor Hascall, second ownership inscription, both on first blank, small book-label of Edgar Frank Mauer. First edition of an apparently rare and definitely significant work on dietetic regimen and its relation to the duration of life. Public health and hygiene were widespread areas of concern in the mid-nineteenth century, given the rapidly increasing population of the United States. Bell's work addresses many of the associations between proper nourishme... Lisez plus
    • BUREAU DU BULLETIN GENERAL DE THERAPEUTIQUE, 1862
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    • Description: With numerous text illustrations of prosthetic devices. Original printed wrappers, uncut and unopened. First printing, apparently for purposes of handing out at a conference of orthopedic surgeons. This work contains fourteen short articles by famous physicians, including presentations of new devices used for massage, artificial limbs, feet (in an article by Duchenne de Boulogne), legs, and other amputated body parts. With absolutely wonderful illustrations, this work is a medically-substantive journal which appears similar to a company's merchandise catalogue. Lisez plus
    • JULES ROUSSET, 1913
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Numerous text tables and illustrations, some in color. Original printed wrappers bound into contemporary half-morocco and marbled boards, gilt spine with morocco label, marbled endpapers. An excellent, uncut copy with a long presentation on the half-title from the author to his mother, stamp of the Biblioteca Madre Vicenta Maria Poloni on the fly-leaf. First edition, published simultaneously in Spanish, of this rare and definitive work on strabismus. Strabismus typically involves a lack of coordination between the extraocular muscles, which prevents directing the gaze of both ... Lisez plus
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