- The Chemist and Druggist A Weekly Trade Journal / Volume XXIX July to December, 1886. London, 1886. pp. viii, 858. Index to contents at beginning of volume. 4to. This volume bound in original 3/4 leather over ‘pebbled’ dark brown buckram, with the spine in compartments and with morocco spine labels. Vertical crease on pages, else the contents are tightly-bound, unmarked, and in excellent condition. The binding shows wear but the hinges are tight. A heavy book. Leather Bound.
A bound volume of this scarce and interesting trade journal,The Chemist and Druggist journal has been in continuous publication since 1859 and is the leading trade journal for the pharmacy community in Great Britain. Early issues contain a wealth of information for studying the history of medicine, pharmacy, and the pharmaceutical trade worldwide. Reproductions of some individual issues may be ordered form the Wellcome Library, but early original issues of this journal are now quite scarce, and they are the ones which are most interesting containing, as they do, news of various national associations (worldwide), ‘wills of deceased chemists’, ‘personalities’, business changes, deaths, legal reports, reviews and literary notes, trade reports, current prices for compounding drugs and chemicals, correspondence, and – perhaps most importantly – a section entitled ‘Counter Practice’ which gives compounding directions for many different remedies and medicines, plus short articles on the efficacy of certain drugs and formulae. Each of the 25 issues in this volume contains about 30 pages, and each also contains one or two pages of advertisements for drugs and medicines of the period. Truly, a fascinating resource. (#9900044307) $150.00
- The Chemist and Druggist A Weekly Trade Journal / Volume XXVII January to December, 1885. London, 1885. pp. iv, 748. Index to contents at beginning of volume. 4to. This volume bound in original 3/4 leather over ‘patterned’ brown buckram. The binding is in poor condition, there being a split to the rear joint and the spine and the front board being detached. The contents remain tightly-bound, however, showing age-toning and some uneven trimming of the pages when the individual issues were bound up (no loss of text). Portion of p. 81 cut out (to remove ad?). Leather Bound.
A bound volume of this scarce and interesting trade journal. The Chemist and Druggist journal has been in continuous publication since 1859 and is the leading trade journal for the pharmacy community in Great Britain. Early issues contain a wealth of information for studying the history of medicine, pharmacy, and the pharmaceutical trade worldwide. Reproductions of some individual issues may be ordered form the Wellcome Library, but early original issues of this journal are now quite scarce, and they are the ones which are most interesting containing, as they do, news of various national associations (worldwide), ‘wills of deceased chemists’, ‘personalities’, business changes, deaths, legal reports, reviews and literary notes, trade reports, current prices for compounding drugs and chemicals, correspondence, and – perhaps most importantly – a section entitled ‘Counter Practice’ which gives compounding directions for many different remedies and medicines, plus short articles on the efficacy of certain drugs and formulae. Each of the 25 issues in this volume contains about 30 pages, and each also contains one or two pages of advertisements for drugs and medicines of the period. Truly, a fascinating resource. (#9900044308) $140.00
- Details of the Engines for the U.S. Steam Frigate Niagara. This engraving measures approximately 22 x 28 inches (in the frame). There is a vertical crease mark, but otherwise the engraving is in excellent condition. It is marked as Plate XXXI and is dated at the bottom as being entered in 1859 in the Clerk’s Office, of the District Court of the Southern Distict of New York.
The engraving is presently framed under glass but could be removed from the frame and shipped rolled in a tube. The USS Niagara was a screw-driven steam frigate in the United States Navy. It was launched in New York City in February, 1855, and sailed from that city in November, 1857, bound for Gravesend, England, where it was to be fitted out for laying the first transatlantic telegraph cable. The first attempt was unsuccessful and the Niagara returned to New York City to prepare for a second attempt the following year. This second attempt was successful, the Niagara meeting up mid-ocean with the British cable-laying ship HMS Agamemnon, where the cable ends were spliced and, on August 16, 1858, the first telegraph message was sent by Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, to U.S. President James Buchanan. The Niagara then played a role in interdicting the slave trade, and in the ensuing American Civil War, where she served commendably. After the war, she was sent to the Boston Navy Yard for decommissioning, from where she was sold in 1885. (#9900044583) $150.00
- [Appleton]. Appleton’s Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine-Work, and Engineering / 2 volumes Illustrated with four thousand engravings on wood. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1852. Thick 4to. Bindings split but present, text blocks complete and sound but show foxing, overall fair. Leather Bound. (#047596) $100.00
- Bell, James B., M.D. The Homoeopathic Therapeutics of Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Cholera, Cholera Morbus, Cholera Infantum and all other loose evacuations. Philadelphia: F. E. Boericke, 1888. 3rd edition. pp. 191. 8vo. Bound in original dark brown cloth with gilt lettering. Hinges cracked, front free endpaper loose but present. 1896 ink inscription. Bds. scuffed & a bit soiled; else good condition. Hardcover. (#9900031565) $75.00
- BLACKBURN, William H., and William H. Dennen. Encyclopedia of Mineral Names. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Mineralogist, 1997. 1st edition. ISBN: 092129445X. pp. 360. Tall 4to. Very slight shelf wear; else near fine condition. Hardcover.
3,800 mineral species identified. Now out-of-print and a scarce title. This is volume I. (#9900031725) $75.00
- BLISS, D. W., M.D. Feeding per Rectum: as Illustrated in the case of The Late President Garfield, and others. Washington, DC: Published by the author, ND (c. 1882). pp. 16. Small stitched pamphlet. The fragile printed paper covers of this article are chipped at the spine and have now detached (but are still present). The contents are clean and unmarked. Pamphlet.
On July 2, 1881, while in Philadelphia, President James A. Garfield was shot twice by an assassin named Charles J. Guiteau. Dr. Bliss, the author of this article, was the one of the first doctors upon the scene, and attended the stricken president until he died about a day later. A most unusual and scarce item of presidential ephemera; This is the original article, complete and as originally published. An offprint from ‘The Medical Record’, published in New York City, July 18th, 1882. Not in G&M. (#9900032028) $75.00
- Boos, Johann and Peter Cass. Classical and Modern Methods in Summability. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780198501657. pp. xiii, 586. 8vo. Navy buckram binding with gilt lettering. No detectable flaws; near fine. Hardcover.
Part of the series Oxford Mathematical Monographs. (#052553) $135.00
- Brunton, T. [Thomas] Lauder. A Text-Book of Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Materia Medica. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. First edition. pp. xxxvi, 1139. Thick 8vo. Newer leather spine over cloth boards (serviceable but amateur repair), with original spine label laid down. Edgewear, blank end pages pasted down to boards, contents clean and unmarked; good. Hardcover.
Adapted to the United States Pharmacopoeia by Francis H. Williams. Brunton (1844-1916) was a Scottish physician, Knighted in 1900 and made a Baronet in 1908. Scarce! (#037165) $150.00
- CARRIGY, M. A. and J. W. Kramers (eds.). Guide to the Athabasca Oil Sands Area. Edmonton, AB: Alberta Research Council, 1975. reprint. pp. 213.,4to, Card covers creased and worn. Conts. clean & tight: a good+ copy,Four folding folding plans, and one folding map, in pocket at end of book. Remains of dried-out elastic band on one plan and inside rear cover – minor blemish.
Prepared for the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Oil Sands Symposium in 1973. (#9900039608) $65.00
- COOPER, Sir Astley / from the Second London Edition. Edited by Bransby B. Cooper, F.R.S. Observations on the Structure and Diseases of the Testis; With Numerous Plates [with] the Anatomy of the Thymus Gland. Philadelphia, PA: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. pp. 247, 37. Royal 8vo. Bound in original publisher’s brown cloth, embossed in blind. The first title contains 24 full-page plates; the second title contains five plates. Ink name and inscription on front free endpaper. The binding is now shaken, scuffed, soiled and worn. There is an old crescent-shaped stain emanating from the bottom of the book, at the joint, which affects about the first four-fifths of the contents. No pages are loose, but the binding is sprung. Overall, in fair condition, only, and priced accordingly. Hardcover.
This is the first American edition of Sir Astley Cooper’s two great works; both bound in the one volume, as issued. (#9900036136) $125.00
- Cracknell, Ian D. and Michael G. Mead. Atlas of Minor Surgery. New York City: Churchill Livingstone, 1997. 1st edition. ISBN: 0443053049. pp. 86. Small 4to. Light shelfwear, faint rippling to top page edge; very good+ condition. Hardcover.
‘This book covers all the minor surgery procedures one would expect to be carried out in a community setting, together with a few more advanced procedures (like vasectomy) for those family doctors who wish to extend their surgical skills. It should serve as a practical manual for all those doctors, both established and in training, who intend to offer their patients a minor surgery service.’ (#9900032825) $87.50
- CROHN, Burrill B. and Harry Yarnis, M.Ds. Regional Ileitis. New York City: Grune & Stratton, 1958. 2nd edition. pp. x, 239. 8vo. Numbers printed near base of spine but no other markings (other than former owner’s name). No dust jacket. Spine sunned, bds. a bit edge-worn & soiled; else tight & g/vg. Hardcover.
The first edition, published in 1949, contained 300 case studies. This, the second revised edition, consists of 542 cases of regional or terminal ileitis, 70 instances of diffuse ileo-jejunitis, and 64 examples of so-called combined ileo-colitis. A now quite scarce title. (#9900036105) $150.00
- DHALLA, Naranjan S., Peter Zahradka, Ian M. C. Dixon, Robert E. Beamish (eds.). Angiotensin II Receptor Blockade Physiological and Clinical Implications. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998. 1st edition. ISBN: 0792381475. pp. xlii, 588. Heavy 8vo. Boards very sl. bowed; else near fine condition. Hardcover.
A title in the Progress in Experimental Cardiology series. (#9900030977) $90.00
- DITTON, Humphry. A Treatise of Perspective Demonstrative and Practical Illustrated with Copper Cutts. London: B. Tooke and D. Midwinter, 1712. 1st edition. Pagination: pp. xvi, 1-48, 49-50 absent but text continuous, 51-164, 167-168, 165-166, 171-172, 169-170, 6 plates, 173, . Small 8vo. Recent professional re-bind in full decorated turquoise goatskin. Fold-out schematics within. Our copy of ‘A Treatise of Perspective’ is complete, with Errata page, although some of the latter pages are bound out of order. The last part of the book is ‘An Appendix containing a brief Account of some Things of Use, in the Art of Perspective’, and includes comments and suggestions on stage design, ‘lights and shadows’, ‘pictures in pictures’, etc. The last page of the book contains an advertisement. The book is dedicated to Francis Nicholson ‘General of Her Majesty’s Forces in North America’. On the blank page, on the reverse of the dedication page, a 19th century former owner has practiced his signature. There is a signature to the bottom margin of the title page. The text shows some foxing, mainly to the margins. The six folding plates are foxed and have been repaired by our conservator. Our master binder has hand-tooled a geometrical design from one of the plates on to the front board and has sewn hand-made headbands on to the book. The book is now bound in full blue goatskin, with the spine in compartments: a very fine presentation. Leather Bound.
Ditton (1675-1715) was a mathematician, and master of a new mathematical school at Christ’s Hospital for which this book was written. With William Whiston he derived an impracticable scheme for the determination of longitude by the firing of a shell set to explode at a certain height. He published several other noted works including ‘The General Laws of Nature and Motions’ (London, 1705, a commentary on Newton’s ‘Principia’), and (with Whiston), ‘A New Method for Discovering the Longitude both at Sea and Land….’ (London, 1714). (#9900034350) $1,750.00
- Dr. Brewster and Professor Jameson [David Brewster and Robert Jameson]. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal 1820 / Vol. II. / No. III and No. IV. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co, 1820. 1st edition. pp. iv, 408. 8vo. This volume contains 10 plates, of which two are folding, three are maps (one coloured), two are charts, and the rest illustrations of a scientific nature. Freshly re-bound in burgundy cloth and with gilt-lettered spine labels. Contents show some light foxing; else in good plus condition. Hardcover.
Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a natural philosopher, and educated at Edinburgh University. He became a co-editor of the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (EPJ) in 1819, with mineralogist Robert Jameson (1774-1854). Together they edited the most prestigious and influential journal of its kind, albeit for a relatively short period, until 1826, when Brewster left and the journal was re-named The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. Jameson carried on with this journal until his death in 1854. The EPJ carried original articles, letters, and comments from some of the leading scientists and authorities of the day, including Charles Babbage, Humphry Davy, J. F. W. Herschel, Alexander Humboldt, William Scoresby, and Robert Stevenson, and James Watt. Published quarterly. Letters and articles include: ‘History of the origin of Mr. Watt’s Improvements on the Steam-Engine. Contained in a Letter from the late James Watt.’; ‘On the Colour of the Greenland Sea’, by William Scoresby; ‘Account of a new Style of Engraving on Copper in alto relievo, invented by Mr. W. Lizars’; ‘On the Applications of a new Mode of Analysis to the Theory and Summation of certain extensive Classes of Series’, by J. F. W. Herschel; ‘Account of Mr. Fresnel’s Discoveries respecting the Inflexion of Light’, etc. (#9900034527) $175.00
- Dr. Brewster and Professor Jameson [David Brewster and Robert Jameson]. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal from April 1, to October 1, 1821 / Vol. V. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co, 1821. 1st edition. pp. iv, 420. 8vo. Freshly re-bound in burgundy cloth with gilt-lettered leather spine label. The contents are reasonably clean. Overall, in good, to good plus, condition. Hardcover.
Published quarterly, this volume containing No.’s IX and X. Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a natural philosopher, and educated at Edinburgh University. He became a co-editor of the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (EPJ) in 1819, with mineralogist Robert Jameson (1774-1854). Together they edited the most prestigious and influential journal of its kind, albeit for a relatively short period, until 1826, when Brewster left and the journal was re-named The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. Jameson carried on with this journal until his death in 1854. The EPJ carried original articles, letters, and comments from some of the leading scientists and authorities of the day, including Charles Babbage, Humphry Davy, J. F. W. Herschel, Alexander Humboldt, William Scoresby, Robert Stevenson, and James Watt. This volume contains 10 of 11 plates, bound-in at the end of the book. It lacks Plate IV. Of the plates which are present, three are maps (one folding), six are technical in nature (one folding), and one is a facsimile of one of Copernicus’s letters. Plate I is damaged, lacking the a portion of the right fold-out. Plate VI is very creased. Plate V was torn (now repaired) and has a chip out of the top edge. The title page is mostly torn away. With 56 original articles by authors, or contributors, such as Alexander von Humboldt, Robert Stevenson, Captain W. E. Parry, Alexander Fisher, J. W. Herschel etc. (#9900034539) $150.00
- Dr. Brewster and Professor Jameson [David Brewster and Robert Jameson]. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal from April 1, to October 1, 1822 / Vol. VII. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co, 1822. 1st edition. pp. iv, 415. 8vo. Freshly re-bound in burgundy cloth with gilt-lettered leather spine label. Former owner’s name stamp to top of title page. Contents show light foxing. Overall, in good plus condition. Hardcover.
Published quarterly, this volume containing No.’s XIII and XIV. Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a natural philosopher, and educated at Edinburgh University. He became a co-editor of the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (EPJ) in 1819, with mineralogist Robert Jameson (1774-1854). Together they edited the most prestigious and influential journal of its kind, albeit for a relatively short period, until 1826, when Brewster left and the journal was re-named The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. Jameson carried on with this journal until his death in 1854. The EPJ carried original articles, letters, and comments from some of the leading scientists and authorities of the day, including Charles Babbage, Humphry Davy, J. F. W. Herschel, Alexander Humboldt, William Scoresby, Robert Stevenson, and James Watt. This volume contains 4 plates, of which two are maps. Some of the 63 original articles are: ‘New Inquiries into the Laws which are observed in the Distribution of Vegetable Forms’, by Baron Alexander Humboldt; ‘Account of a Man who lived Ten Years after having Swallowed a number of Clasp-Knives’, by Alexander Marcet, MD; ‘On Machinery for Calculating and Printing Mathematical Tables’, by Charles Babbage, F.R.S.; ‘On the Alloys of Steel’, by J. Stodart and Mr. Faraday; ‘Description of a New Reflecting Telescope’, by David Brewster, etc. (#9900034538) $575.00
- Dr. Brewster and Professor Jameson [David Brewster and Robert Jameson]. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal from October 1, 1821, to April 1, 1822. Vol. VI. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co, 1822. 1st edition. pp. iv, 412. 8vo. Freshly re-bound in burgundy cloth with gilt-lettered leather spine labels. Occasional foxing to contents, but generally they are clean and tight. One plate torn, now properly repaired. Else in good plus condition. Hardcover.
Published quarterly, containing 32 articles in No. XI and 28 articles in No. XII (bound together with a common Index at end). Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a natural philosopher, and educated at Edinburgh University. He became a co-editor of the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (EPJ) in 1819, with mineralogist Robert Jameson (1774-1854). Together they edited the most prestigious and influential journal of its kind, albeit for a relatively short period, until 1826, when Brewster left and the journal was re-named The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. Jameson carried on with this journal until his death in 1854. The EPJ carried original articles, letters, and comments from some of the leading scientists and authorities of the day, including Charles Babbage, Humphry Davy, J. F. W. Herschel, Alexander Humboldt, William Scoresby, and Robert Stevenson. This volume contains 11 plates, of which two are folding, and two are maps. Articles include ‘Observations of Water Spouts’ by Captain Napier, RN, ‘Observations on Vision through Coloured Glasses and on the Application to Telescopes’, by Brewster, ‘Remarks on the Insensibility of the Eye to certain Colours:, by Butter, ‘History of the Invention of the Pendulum Clock’, by Christian Huygens (with plate), ‘Barometrical Observations made at the Fall of the Staubbach’, by Charles Babbage and J. F. W. Herschel, and ‘Account of a Map by a Slave to the Heir-apparent of Ava’, by Francis Hamilton (with map). (#9900008839) $450.00
- DUDLEY, Margaret G., Ph.D., under the direction of C. H. A. Walton, MD. _A Report on Investigations into the Incidence and Prevalence of Air-Borne Allergens in Manitoba. NP (Winnipeg, MB): Published by the author, ND (c. 1953). Thick 4to. Bound in green buckram with gilt lettering to front board. Light shelf wear to the boards. The contents are stoutly bound, and in good condition, given that they are photocopies. Hardcover.
This is a curious item. The contents are unpaginated (about 250 pages) and are, for the most part, photocopied. However, it appears from the hand-written page headings, and corrections to the text, that this may have been the author’s working copy; containing much material on yearly field trips, newspaper interviews and reports, photos, and material relating to the investigations. It is inscribed on the front free endpaper: ‘To Mrs. Hough with thanks and Kind Regards from Margaret Dudley’. A typed note, laid-in loose, says that Mrs. Alice Hough was the secretary to Dr. C.H.A. Walton, of the Winnipeg Clinic, who assisted Dr. Dudley ‘in the production of this book’. Also laid-in loose is a 3 1/2′ x 5′ colour photograph of the author as an elderly woman. She is shown working at her desk. Lastly, laid-in loose is an off-print of an article which appeared in ‘The Prairie Garden’ magazine in 1978. The article is entitled ‘Manitoba’s Floral Emblem’, and is by Dr. Margaret Dudley, who is described as an ‘author, researcher, and former lecturer in botany, University of Manitoba.’ It does not appear that Dr. Dudley ever published ‘Air Borne Allergens’. WorldCat does list one institutional holding at (not surprisingly) The University of Manitoba. That one other copy was produced suggests that the author made some attempt to publish this work. (#9900038112) $75.00
- FORREST, James (ed.). Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers / Volumes 71 to 103 With Other Selected and Abstracted Papers. London: The Institution of Civil Engineers, 1883 to 1891. 1st edition. 8vo. Each volume uniformly bound in 3/4 leather over ‘pebbled’ brown buckram with five raised bands and morocco spine labels. Each volume is illustrated, often with highly-detailed folding diagrams, charts, or plates. The spines are all a bit sunned and the leather was somewhat dry when we acquired this set but we have applied three treatments of leather dressing and the appearance has been improved. The extremities of the boards are rubbed, but it is not untoward. Generally, the bindings are tight and the contents are unmarked. Altogether, these volumes form a most impressive and substantial set containing important engineering and technical information published during a period of rapid growth and innovation in the field of civil engineering. Given the weight of this collection, it would be prudent to inquire as to costs, and options, to ship.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a long-established independent professional association for civil engineers. Based in London, about three-quarters of its 86,000 current members are located in the United Kingdom. The publishing division of the ICE has been in existence since 1836, and the Minutes of Proceedings were published continuously starting in 1841 until 1935. Each volume contains papers presented at meetings of the ICE, together with the accounts of meetings and reports of concern to the membership, and ‘abstracts of papers in foreign transactions and periodicals’. Leather Bound.
A broken run of 22 volumes covering the years 1883 to 1891. Our offering contains the following volumes: 1883 – nos. 71 to 74; 1884 – nos. 75, 77, 78; 1885 – nos. 80 to 82; 1886 – nos. 83, 84, 86 and 87; 1887 – nos. 88 to 90; 1888 – 92 to 94; 1891 – no. 103. (#9900044279) $350.00
- GANGULY, Pallab K., M.D. (ed.). Catecholamines and Heart Disease. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1991. 1st edition. ISBN: 0849358108. pp. 289. 4to. A few tiny nicks to bds., else near fine condition. Hardcover.
Sixteen papers on the functional status of the sympathetic system in cardiovascular disease. (#9900031063) $175.00
- Gibson, Charles R. Heroes of Science. London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1913. pp. xi, 343,16 ads. 8vo. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. Photographic frontispiece, all plates present as called-for. Some edgewear, spine slant, a few spots; good+. Hardcover.
SIGNED by the author on front endpaper, to Frank —, dated 1912, and with a note about the languages into which his previous books were translated. (#046699) $60.00
- GOOCH, P. Clairborne, MD (editor). The Stethoscope, and Virginia Medical Gazette: Monthly Journal of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences Three volume set. Richmond, VA: Ritchies & Dunnavant, 1851 to 1853. 1st edition. Royal 8vo. Black-&-white illustrations. Uniformly bound in 3/4 leather over marbled bds. Edges rubbed and boards scuffed. Contents show some foxing but overall clean, tight and good to very good condition. Hardcover.
This offering consists of the first three volumes of this important early American medical journal. It commenced publication with the January, 1851, issue. Each of the bound volumes is over 700 pages in length and each contains over 50 original articles on such topics as ‘Practical Observations on Scarlet fever’; ‘On Asylums for the Insane’; ‘Report of a Case of Doubtful Sex’; ‘Mesmerism’; ‘Tariff of Fees Adopted by the Medical Profession for Richmond City’; ‘The Vapors’; ‘The Claim of Physicians to Compensation in the Medico-Legal Examination’; ‘Quackery Amongst Regular and Irregular Practitioners’; ‘The Pancreatic Juice in Digestion’; ‘An Essay on Auscultation and Percussion’; ‘A Consideration of the Protective Power of Vaccination’; ‘On the Final Cause of Menstruation’ ‘Observations on the Effects of Climate on Disease’; etc. (#9900006297) $800.00
- GRAHAM, James, M.D. Hydatid Disease in its Clinical Aspects. Edinburgh & London: Young J. Pentland, 1891. 1st edition. pp. x, 203. 8vo. Bound in original blind-ruled blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. The extremities of the boards are rubbed and there is a little bit of scuffing and soiling to the cloth. The contents are clean and tight, and the plates are exceptionally nice. Overall, in good plus condition. A scarce book, not in Garrison & Morton. Hardcover.
With 34 pages of colour plates at end, followed by a 24-page publisher’s catalogue. Hydatid disease, or echinoccoccis, is a potentially fatal parasitic disease that can affect many animals, including wildlife, commercial, livestock, and humans. The disease results from infection by the tapeworm larvae of the genus ‘Echinoccus’. The author was an Australian physician and medical superintendant of the Prince Alfred Hospital in Syney, Australia. He notes, in his Preface, that the plates are faithful copies of the morbid organs. There are two inscriptions on the half-title page. The first is dated London, Apr. 22, 1902, and is signed by a former owner [Dr.] B. J. Brandson, his signature written above the words ‘Postgraduate Medical School and Polyclinic / 22 Clunies [?] St., Gower’s St.’ The second is an inscription which reads: ‘This book was given to Dr. T. Kenneth Thorlakson on 14 Nov ’67 by Mrs. John A. Hillsman, daughter of Dr. Brandson. Winnipeg.’ Dr. Brandson was a prominent Winnipeg, Manitoba, physician who practiced in Gimli and Winnipeg, and became the chief surgeon of the Winnipeg General Hospital. Dr. Thorlakson is an Icelandic-Canadian physician and surgeon who retired from practice in Winnipeg in the early 2000’s. Dr. Brandson’s bookplate is on the inside front board. On the front board is affixed an early bookseller’s label: ‘Lewis’s Medical and Scientific Library’ of London. (#9900036131) $125.00
- HAMILTON, James, M.D. Observations on the Utility and Administration of Purgative Remedies in Several Diseases. Philadelphia: James Webster, 1818. 8vo. Bound in full, original, calf with morocco spine label. Boards are scuffed, and a bit bumped and rubbed at edges. Hinges and joints tight. Early former owner’s signature on front free endpaper. Text block tight and remarkably bright for age. A handsome copy in good plus to very good condition. Hardcover.
Not in G&M, but see ‘Early American Medical Imprints 1668-1820’ which describes (#870) an 1809 printing of 274 pages as being the first American edition, from the second Edinburgh edition. However, our copy is stated to be from the fifth Edinburgh edition, and is paginated xix, 122, [Appendix] 168, for a total of 319 pages. The Appendix consists of ten parts: the first contains tables of the old and new names of the articles of the Materia Medica and formulae of the compounded medicines, peculiar to the pharmacopoeia of the Royal Infirmary, which are mentioned in this work. In the subsequent appendices ‘are given Histories of the Disease treated of in the particular Chapters to which each [appendix] refers.’ Diseases discussed are typhus, scarlatina [i.e., scarlet fever], marasmus [emaciation or wasting, usually seen in infants as a sequel to acute disease], chlorosis [a form of iron deficiency anemia], vomiting of blood, hysteria, chorea [a nervous affection, marked by by muscular twitching], tetanus, and anomalous diseases. (#9900025235) $125.00
- Hawkins and Staff. Hawkins Electrical Guide (Ten Volumes) Questions, Answers & Illustrations. New York: Theo. Audel & Co., 1917. Revised Second Edition. 12mo. Uniformly bound in limp black cloth with gilt lettering to front boards and spine. Black and white illustrations. Gilt edges. Light edgewear, rubbing to spines, corners beginning to fray, ink name to ffep. Contents clean and unmarked with sound bindings. Overall, very good. Paperback.
A progressive course of study for engineers, electricians, students and those desiring to acquire a working knowledge of electricity and its applications. (#055980) $65.00
- HEUMANN, William L. Industrial Air Pollution Control Systems. Louisville, KY: Fisher-Klosterman, 2005. pp. xx, 620. Larger 8vo,,Very slight shelf wear; else near fine cond. – almost ‘as new’, Hardcover.
First published in 1997; this is the latest edition. (#9900038870) $140.00
- Horder, The Rt. Hon. Lord, ed. The British Medical Encyclopaedia of Medical Practice / 12 volumes + Index. London: Butterworth & Co. Ltd., 1950 – 1953. 2nd edition. Large 8vo. Some light scuffing to extremities, ‘Medical Library’ rubber stamps to endpapers (no other library markings), a few repaired tears, moisture damage to corners of first 15 pgs of Vol. 12; overall very good+. Hardcover.
Bound in pebbled red cloth with gilt lettering to spines and front boards. (#9900032324) $100.00
- HRABA, Tomas and Milan Hasek (eds.). Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Immunologic Tolerance. New York City: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1981. 1st edition. ISBN: 0824715527. pp. xxiv, 570. 8vo. Former owner’s name on front endpaper, else near fine condition. Hardcover.
Immunology Series, volume 16. (#9900036623) $75.00
- HUSSEY, Edward L. Miscellanea Medico-Chirurgica. / Cases in Practice, / Reports, Letters and Occasional Papers. Oxford, England: E. Pickard Hall, 1882. 1st edition. pp. vii, 418. 8vo. Bound in original ruled brown cloth, with gilt lettering. Bottom three inches of spine pulled (now expertly repaired), top of spine a bit worn. A few spots to rear board. Board edges lighly rubbed. Hinges tight. Contents exceptionally clean and bright, save for small rectangular rubber stamp at p. vii, which reads: ‘BODL. LIB. / CANCELLED’. Otherwise, the book is in good plus, to very good condition. Hardcover.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper: ‘The Hon. (?) Edward Marshall / from the Author’. (#9900040504) $100.00
- [John Lovell, et al]. Transactions of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers [18 individual volumes of this journal]. Montreal, Quebec: John Lovell et al, 1887 – 1911. 1st edition. 8vo. Six volumes bound in half leather; 12 in dark grey buckram. Charts, diagrams, illustrations. With almost no exception the contents of each of the 18 volumes are pristine and all volumes contain numerous folding plans, charts, maps, diagrams and illustrations; the later volumes including b&w photographs. The bindings show varying degrees of wear, mainly edge rubbing to the boards, with a couple of split hinges. Overall, in very good condition. Note: these are the original publications. Hardcover.
Much on railways, bridge-building, water purification and water works, telegraphy, hydro power development, concrete etc. etc. The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1887 and was the first national professional engineering society in Canada. In 1918, the society renamed itself the Engineering Institute of Canada. The first issue of the society’s transactions appeared in June, 1887, covering the period March to June of that year. Volume I contained five articles: ‘Frazil Ice’, by G. H. Henshaw; ‘Grain Elevators of the Canadian Pacific Railway’, by S. Howard; ‘Superstructure of the St. Lawrence Bridge’, by G. H. Massy; ‘Ventilating and Lighting of Railway Cars’, by J. D. Barnett; and ‘Water Purification’, by Professor Leeds. There were three folding plates. This set contains: volume I, parts I and II, 1887; vol. III, 1889; vol. IV, 1890; vol. V, parts 1 and II, 1891; vol. VI, parts 1 and 2, 1892; vol. VII, parts 1 and 2, 1893; vol. VIII, parts 1 and 2, 1894; vol. IX, parts 1 and 2, 1895; vol. XI, part 1, 1897; vol. XII, parts 1 and 2, 1898; vol. XIV, parts 1 and 2, 1900; vol. XV*, parts 1 and 2, 1901; vol. XVI*, parts 1 and 2, 1902; vol. XVIII, parts 1 and 2, 1904; vol. XX*, 1906; vol. XXI*, 1907; vol. XXII*, 1908; vol. XXIV*, 1910. Volumes marked with an asterisk (*) are bound in half leather. (#9900044393) $600.00
- JUETTNER, Otto, M.D. Physical Therapeutic Methods A Handbook of Drugless Medical Practice (Including a Chapter on Radiography). Cincinnati, OH.: Harvey Publishing Company, 1910. 1st edition. pp. v, 636. Heavy 4to. This copy recently professionally re-bound in full brown cloth with morocco spine label and new headbands but retaining original endpapers. Now quite a handsome book in very good condition. Internally, the bottom margin of the pages are rippled and a bit foxed, probably from a long-ago exposure to moisture. Hardcover.
A very scarce title. OCLC lists only nine libraries with copies: eight in the U.S. and one in Japan. No copies currently offered for sale online (other than ours). (#9900033360) $225.00
- Knowles, Thomas and Serena Trowbridge. Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2015. ISBN: 9781848934528. 8vo. No detectable flaws; near fine. Hardcover. (#037716) $75.00
- Kyle, John. Design for Industrial Arts (Two Volumes of Three) Vol. 1: Woodwork; Vol. 2: Metal-Work. Toronto: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Limited, 1931. pp. vii, 72; pp. vii, 136. 8vo. Light green cloth, black lettering and illustration to front boards and spines. Wonderful illustratons featuring depictions of various metal designs, types and silhouettes. Light sunning to borders, ink name to front pastedowns otherwise contents remain clean and unmarked with tight, sound bindings; very good+. Hardcover.
From the preface to the title: “Life without Industry is Guilt, And Industry without Art is Brutality.” (#053452) $60.00
- LATHROP, William G. The Brass Industry in Connecticut A Study of the Origin and Development of the Brass Industry in Naugatuck Valley. Shelton, CT: Published by the author, 1909. 1st edition. pp. vi, 143. Small 8vo. Bound in plain dark green buckram and lettered in gilt,Boards scuffed and a bit edge-worn. Ink name on inside front board, above rubber stamp of Security Brass & Pattern Co., Chicago, IL. Front free endpaper removed. Old tide mark to margin of text. Contents otherwise clean and tight. Scarce book. Hardcover.
A thesis presented to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of Yale University in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. (#9900038403) $75.00
- Liang, Faming; Liu, Chuanhai; Carroll, Raymond J. Advanced Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods Learning From Past Samples. West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 2010. ISBN: 9780470748268. 8vo. Negligible shelfwear; near fine. Hardcover.
Wiley Series In Computational Statistics (#039313) $65.00
- McNICHOL, Donald (three titles) and Louis Casper (two titles). A Lot of Five Scarce Titles Dealing with Telegraphy: ‘Duplex and Quadruplex Telegraphy’, bound together with ‘Duplex and Quadruplex Repeaters’; ‘Telegraph Lines and Repeaters’, bound together with ‘Telegraph Repeaters, Parts 1-2’; and ‘Printing Telegraph Systems, Parts 1-2’; ‘Telegraph Switchboards, Parts 1-2’; and ‘Testing of Telegraph Circuits’ bound together with ‘Regulating of Telegraph Circuits’. Scranton, PA: International Textbook Co.. 12mo. Each volume bound uniformly in royal blue embossed buckram. All volumes show very light shelf wear, are internally unmarked and tightly-bound, and in very good condition. Sold as a lot. Hardcover. (#9900042151) $65.00
- MILLAR, James, M.D. Elements of Chemistry, with its Application to Explain the Phenomena of Nature and the Processes of Arts and Manufactures. Edinburgh: W. & C. Tait, 1820. 1st edition. pp. xiii, 466. 8vo. In original printer’s boards, now detached and lacking spine. Faint stamp of ‘Manitoba College’ on front free endpaper and title page, many pages uncut, contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Hardcover.
Millar (1762-1827) was a physician and classical scholar. He was educated in Glasgow and took his MD, and became a member of the Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, whilst teaching in Edinburgh. He edited the fourth, and part of the fifth, editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. This book was written ‘to hold a kind of middle station between the more superficial and profounder treatises – and to form an introduction to the larger and more systematic Works’. (from the Preface). A rather scarce title in the history of chemistry; difficult today to locate a copy. (#9900030595) $200.00
- Miner, Thomas and William Tully, MDs. Essays on Fevers and Other Medical Subjects. Middletown, Conn.: E. & H. Clark, 1823. 1st edition. pp. x, 484. 8vo. Wonderfully rebound in fine 3/4 leather – a handsome book with a sound and crisp binding. Spotting of text throughout but still perfectly readable. Leather Bound.
Chapters include: – The Resolution and Treatment of Fevers; – Medical Authors are rarely practical Physicians; – Spotted-fever; – History of the Yellow-fever of Middletown, Conn., 1820. (#9900012110) $150.00
- NORTHFIELD, D. W. C. The Surgery of the Central Nervous System A textbook for postgraduate students. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Scientific Pubs., 1973. 1st edition. ISBN: 0632092505. pp. xi, 884. Very thick 4to. Former owner’s name on front endpaper, & a few pencilled notes to text. Bds. sl. bumped; else vg/nf in slightly torn & creased, else vg dustjacket. Hardcover. (#9900032820) $70.00
- O’BRIEN, Alan, Carrie, Stephen E. and Charles R. Palmer. The Janes Surgical Society An Illustrated History. NP (Toronto): The Janes Surgical Society, ND (c. 1990). 1st edition. pp. 433. Heavy 4to. Very slight shelf wear; else near fine condition. No dust jacket, Hardcover.
Written in ink on the front free endpaper: ‘Donated by the Janes Surgical Society / University of Toronto’. (#9900035761) $60.00
- [Paint]. Paint Manufacture. London, 1958 to 1966. 4to. Five volumes, uniformly bound in 3/4 calf over cloth boards. All volumes show wear and rubbing, especially to extremities, but are otherwise tight. Some volumes have a stamp on the endpapers from the Michael Nairn & Co. Ltd. Laboratory. The contents are uniformly clean. Leather Bound.
A broken run of monthly issues from January, 1958 (vol. XXVIII) to December, 1966 (vol. XXXVI): about 250 to 350 pages each vol. This lot contains five volumes: XXVIII (1958), XXIX (1959), XXXII (1962), XXXIII (1963), and XXXVI (1966). Each volume contains a wealth of interesting, albeit technical, articles on the various aspects of research into, or the manufacture of, or the applications of paint, and related substances. There is an Author and Subject Index at the end of each volume. (#9900029654) $250.00
- [Paint]. Paint Manufacture [Incorporating Varnish Lacquer Enamel and Colour] / Nine volumes. London, 1933 to 1941. 4to. Uniformly bound in 3/4 calf over cloth boards. Black & white photos, illustrations. All volumes show wear and rubbing, especially to corners, but are otherwise tight. Some volumes have a stamp on the endpapers from the Michael Nairn & Co. Ltd. Laboratory. The contents are uniformly clean. These are larger books and, taken as a lot, quite heavy. Please consult with us as to costs and options to ship.
A complete run of monthly issues from January, 1933 (vol. III) to December, 1941 (vol. XI): 254 to 370 pages in each volume. Each volume contains a wealth of intersting, albeit technical, articles on the various aspects of research into, or the manufacture of, or the applications of paint, and related substances. Each volume is preceded by a comprehensive Index. Sample articles include: ‘Coloured Printing Inks’; ‘Some Problems of the Oxydation of Drying Oils’; ‘Colour Measurement of Oils and Resins’; ‘The Indian Lac Industry’; ‘Some Vagaries of Mineral Pigments’; ‘Modern Cellulose Finishes’; ‘Shellac – A Survey of the Indian Industry’; ‘Industrial Requirements for Insulating Varnishes’; ‘Petroleum as a Source of Paint Materials’; ‘Fish Oils…their Use in Paints and Varnishes’; ‘Leather Finishes – Their Manufacture and Application…with special reference to pigmented finishes’, etc. etc. Each monthly issue also contains Correspondence, Information and Advice, New Companies, Trade Notes, New Patents, New Trade Marks, and an Editorial. (#9900029653) $500.00
- PARSONS, Usher, M.D. Boylston Prize Dissertations on Inflammation of the Peritoneum, Eneuresis Irritata, Cutaneous Diseases, Cancer of the Breast. Boston, MA: Charles C. Little & J. Brown, 1839. pp. xix, 248. 8vo. Bound in original green ‘pebbled’ cloth with paper spine label. Top of spine pulled (now repaired). Corners bumped. Light overall wear to boards. Bookplate on inside front board of Rhode Island Hospital. Hinges tight. Contents clean and bright. A good, to good plus, copy. Hardcover.
Together with ‘Remarks on Malaria’. (#9900039879) $120.00
- Richerand, A.; Farrell, M., M.D. (Trans.). The Lectures of Boyer Upon Diseases of the Bones, Arranged Into a Systematic Treatise / Two volumes in one. Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1805. pp. 368. 8vo. Bound in original calf with red morocco spine label. Eight full-page copper plate engravings, all with light foxing and some off-setting. Contents age-toned but otherwise unblemished. Front board split at joint and virtually detached. Rear board very tender. Boards scuffed and worn at edges. Else, a clean copy in good condition, in the original leather. Leather Bound.
This is the first American edition of Anthelme Balthasar Richerand’s compilation of Boyer’s lectures, with notes and additional plates, by Joseph Hartshorne, M.D. See Early American Medical Imprints 1668-1820, #261 and #1606. (#9900032583) $450.00
- Ricord, Philippe, M.D.; Macartney, James, M.D.; Petit, A. (ed.) [Jean Zulema Amussat]; Henderson, Thomas, M.D. [Four Medical Titles Bound in One Volume] Venereal Disorders; Inflammation; Strictures of the Urethra; Medical Examination. Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington et al, 1840. 8vo. Bound in original tree calf leather with gilt spine lettering. Stamped on the top spine label is: ‘Select Medical Library’ ’23’. The boards are bumped, soiled & quite worn. The hinges and joints are tight. The contents are a bit foxed: good+ condition. Leather Bound.
The four titles are: (1) Phillippe Ricord, ‘A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON VENEREAL DISORDERS: and More Especially on the History and Treatment of Chancre’, 1840, pp. 58. First published in Paris, 1838. Ricord (1800-1889) proved that syphilis and gonorrhoea were separate diseases, contradicting the great English authority John Hunter. This is the first English language edition taken from ‘…a series of articles from the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal: Nos. 135, 136, and 139.’ which were translated from the French by George Bell. It does not contain the full text of Ricord’s magnum opus, which was not published in English, in its entirety, until 1843 (see G&M #2381 & #5202). Signature and date (1840) of Robert Randolph, M.D. at top right of title page. (2) James Macartney, M.D., ‘A TREATISE ON INFLAMMATION’, 1840, pp. 117. (3) A. Petit (ed.), translated from the French by James P. Jervey, M.D., ‘Amussat’s Lectures on RETENTION OF URINE, caused by STRICTURES OF THE URETHRA, and on the Diseases of the Prostrate’, 1840, with three copper engravings, pp. 103. Jean Zulema Amussat performed the first lumbar colostomy for obstruction of the colon (G&M #3442). (4) Thomas Henderson, M.D., ‘HINTS ON THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF RECRUITS FOR THE ARMY; and on the Discharge of Soldiers from the Service on Surgeon’s Certificate. Adapted to the Service of the United States.’, 1840, pp. 44, 1st edition. (#9900031220) $300.00
- Schubert, Hermann. Mathematical Essays and Recreations. Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Co, 1898. 1st edition. pp. 149, ads. 8vo. Bound in original ribbed red cloth with gilt lettering. De-accessioned from the Heidelberg College Library, Tiffin, Ohio, with their markings to the base of spine, second blank leaf, title page and rear pastedown. Contents otherwise clean and tight. Binding shows some soiling and rubbing. Overall, in good condition. Hardcover.
Translated from the German by Thomas J. McCormack (#9900037279) $60.00
- Semyonov, V.B. Malachite / 2 volumes Book 1: Poetics of Stone; Book 2: Chronicles, Documents, Commentaries. Sverdlovsk: Mid-Urals Publishing House, 1987. pp. 239; 159. 4to. Color and black and white photographs. Small abrasion to spine of one volume, slight bow to front boards; very good in edgeworn, lightly scuffed, good- slipcase. Hardcover.
Text in Russian with some English. (#018881) $65.00
- Sharp, Samuel. A Treatise on the Operations of Surgery, with a Description and Representation of the Instruments Used in Performing Them. London: J. Brotherton, W. Innys et al, 1743. 4th edition. pp. lii, 228. 8vo. Beautifully re-bound in handsome full brown calf with gilt spine titles. Originally published with 14 copper engravings, this copy contains 13, lacking plate 2. Internally, the preliminary pages show a small stain to the top right corner, with some light general soiling. Afterwards, the pages are quite clean and bright.
Sharp (1709-1778) was an English surgeon and author. He practiced from 1733 to 1757 at Guy’s Hospital in London and became internationally famous after the publication of this title, the first edition of which appeared in 1739. The work commences with a Dedication to William Cheselden, to whom Sharp was bound as an apprentice for seven years while learning his art from the former (who was surgeon at St. Pancras’s Hospital). Cheseldon published ‘Osteographia’ (Anatomy of Bones) in the same year that Sharp was elected surgeon to Guy’s. The Dedication is followed by a Preface, and then by an extensive Introduction, with is itself divided into three chapters, dealing with ‘the Nature and Treatment of Wounds, Abscesses, and Ulcers’. This is followed by the general treatise of 38 chapters. (#9900042926) $450.00
- [SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING]. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965. 1st edition. Large 4to. Heavy three volume set, uniformly bound in red cloth. Volumes I and II contains the 218 papers presented; volume III, published in 1966, contains the reports of the General Reporters at the conference, the texts of the lectures that were given at the start of each technical session, a record of the discussions at those sessions, and a summary of the conference program. Hardcover.
Containing 218 papers presented at the conference held September 8 to 15, 1965 in Montreal, Canada. A very heavy set. (#9900029111) $100.00
- Stahl, Georg Ernst. Abhandlung Von Der Goldenen Ader. Leipzig, 1737. 12mo. Old rebind of 3/4 vellum paper over marbled boards; text block was trimmed when bound. Cream spine label with gilt lettering. Speckled page edges. Boards and edges scuffed, head of spine pulled, superficial split to front endpaper at hinge (binding remains sound), spots of biopredation at rear hinge, personal-library rubber stamp to corner of title page; good. Hardcover.
Georg Ernst Stahl (1659-1734) was an influential German physician and chemist. He studied, then taught, at the University of Jena. In 1694, he was invited to become the second chair of Medicine at the newly founded university at Halle. Stahl founded the Phlogiston theory of combustion, and a vitalistic theory of medicine which significantly impacted 18th century medical theory. He retired from the University of Halle in 1716, when he was appointed physician to King Frederick I of Prussia, which post he held until his death. (#018268) $750.00
- [THE LONDON TIMES NEWSPAPER]. The Times / Engineering Supplement [with] Financial and Commercial Supplement [with] Educational Supplement. London: The Times Newspaper, 1907 to 1911. Folio size volume bound in 3/4 leather over dark ‘pebbled’ cloth. The text is printed on newsprint stock, which has now browned a bit. The binding of this large, heavy, volume has been allowed in the past to dry, and hence the front joint is partially cracked and the boards show wear to extremities. The binding is still quite dry and must be handled with care. However, the contents are clean and unmarked. Given the ephemeral nature of such publications, it is quite unusual to find such an extensive run, and in such good condition (the binding notwithstanding). Leather Bound.
A run of three different supplements (special issues) from the London Times. The Engineering Supplement runs from January 2, 1907 to October 2, 1907; the Financial and Commercial Supplement from January 7, 1907 to May 6, 1907, and the Educational Supplement from September 6, 1910 to December 5, 1911. (#9900042486) $250.00
- TURNER, A. Logan. The Accessory Sinuses of the Nose Their Surgical Anatomy and the Diagnosis and Treatment of Their Inflammatory Affections. Edinburgh: William Green & Sons, 1901. 1st edition. pp. xiv, 211. Very tall 8vo. Bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A former owner has annotated chapter one with comments (probably quite some time ago, judging by the style of handwriting and the use of a fountain pen). The front hinge is cracked, causing the first few gatherings to become loose (but not detached). One plate is loose. The rest of the book (after chapter one) is clean and tight. The binding is a bit scuffed and lightly soiled. Overall, in good condition. Hardcover.
Quite a scarce early study on the sinus cavaties and their anatomy. Not in G&M. (#9900036625) $60.00
- Varadarajan, V. S. The Selected Works of V.S. Varadarajan. Providence: American Mathematical Society, 1999. ISBN: 9780821810682. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good. Hardcover. (#039365) $90.00
- Various Authors. Scientific American Supplement Vol. I, No. 1-26; January – June 1876. New York: Munn & CO., 1876. pp. 414. Folio. Bound in 3/4 brown leather over textured black leather boards with gilt lettering to spine. Many black and white engravings. Light edgewear, library stamp to prefatory and title pages, boards covered in protective adhesive plastic, contents remain clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding; good+. Hardcover. (#048155) $125.00
- Wells, Edward. The Young Gentleman’s Trigonometry, Mechanicks, and Opticks; Together with the Young Gentleman’s Course of Mathematicks. London: James Knapton, 1713 and 1714. 1st edition. pp. 171, 83. 8vo. The book is bound in what appears to be the original binding, done in the ‘Cambridge’ style, in full period leather. With errata slip and 25 of 31 copper engravings. The ‘stubs’ of several of the absent engravings are still present. A previous owner had taped the boards: our conservator has removed the tape and reinforced the joints with japanese paper, tinted to match the leather. The boards are still bowed, and well-worn. The contents show some foxing and wear and chipping to the edges but are intact and perfectly readable. A good copy. Leather Bound.
Wells (1667-1727) was a mathematician, geographer, and divine. He was educated at Westminster School and graduated from Oxford in 1693 with an M.A. and a D.D. in 1704. He published, among other works, treatises on geography, mathematics (‘Elementia Arithmeticae’, 1698) and this title, of which our copy is a first edition (DNB). It is in three parts with an extra, all-encompassing title page. The first part is a treatise on trigonometry, mechanics, and optics, which is in itself divided into two parts: part one being on ‘Mechanicks’ (containing seven of nine copper engravings), and part two being on ‘Opticks’ (containing eleven of fourteen copper engravings). Both parts were published by Knapton in 1713. The second treatise was published by Knapton in 1714 and is on ‘Mathematicks’ containing ‘the more Useful and Easy Elements of Arithmetick, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mechanicks, Opticks, Astronomy, Chronology, Dialling’. It is in three parts: the text, with seven (of eight) folding copper engravings, ‘A Table of Logarithm’s, from One to ten Thousand’, and ‘A Table of Artificial Sines and Tangents to Every Degree and Minute of the Quadrant’. (#9900041354) $400.00
- Zeidler, Eberhard. Quantum Field Theory [Three Volumes] Volume 1: Basics in Mathematics and Physics; Volume 2: Quantum Electro-dynamics; Volume 3: Guage Theory. Springer-Verlag, 2006. ISBN: 9783540347620. Thick 8vo. Very good+ to near fine. Hardcover. (#040383) $185.00
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