Science and Medicine

  1. Bennett, Mary & Percy, David S.: Dark Moon: Apollo and the whistle-blowers London: Aulis Publishers, 1999 1st. edn. (8) 568 pp. Numerous b/w illus. Inscribed by one of the authors. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 2106) £15.00

 

  1. Bramwell, Anna: Blood and Soil: Walthger Darre and Hitler’s “Green Party” Bourne End: The Kensal Press, 1985 1st. edn. viii, 288 pp. 12 b/w photos. D/w very slightly creased on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 1954) £75.00

 

  1. Chadwick, Edwin.: Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain 1842. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press,1965. 1st. edn. thus. 433 pp. Edited and with an introduction by M.W.Flinn. D/w a trifle rubbed on extremities and with one small tear otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 728) £20.00

 

  1. Chesney, D.N. & M.O.:: Radiographic Photography. Oxford, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1976. 3rd. edn. repr. xvii,487 pp. 55 b/w photos., numerous text figures. D/w a trifle rubbed on extremities and with one small tear. (Stock ref 16) £8.50

 

  1. De Vaucouleurs, Gerard:: Discovery of the Universe: an outline of the history of astronomy from the origins to 1956. London: Faber & Faber, 1957. 1st. British edn. 328 pp. 20 b/w photos., text figures. D/w chipped and worn with several closed tears and very minor loss otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 395) £10.00

 

  1. Dickinson, H.W.: A Short History of the Steam Engine. Cambridge: Babcock & Wilcox at the University Press, 1938. 1st. edn. xvi, s55 pp. 10 b/w plates, 78 text figures and three tables. Some light foxing to prelims. and fore-edges. Red cloth rather marked and somewhat faded on the spine but, internally, a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 753) £25.00

 

  1. Digby, Sir Kenelm.: Of Bodies and of Mans Soul: to discover the immortality of reasonable souls with two discourses of the powder of sympathy and of the vegetation of plants. London: Printed by S. G. and B. G. for John Williams and are to be sold on Little Britain over against St. Buttolphs Church, 1669. Rebound in half calf. Spine with raised bands, contrasting title label, gilt lettering. Bookplate to front pastedown and neat ink signature. Bonding slightly rubbed on corners and edges, some foxing throughout but, overall, a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 1840) £400.00

 

  1. Duncan, David Ewing:: The Calendar: the 5000 year struggle to align the clock and the heavens – and what happened to the missing ten days. London: Fourth Estate, 1998. 1st. edn. xxi, 360 pp. b/w illus and text figures. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 388) £6.00

 

  1. Eyre, J. Vargas: Henry Edward Armstrong 1848-1937: the doyen of British chemists and pioneer of technical education London: Butterworth Scientific Publications, 1958 1st. edn. xix, 325pp. 18 b/w illus. D/w a trifle rubbed on edges with one small. closed tear in spine head otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3018) £20.00

 

  1. Froissard, Philippe:: The Lottery of Life. London, Bantam Press, 1991. 1st. edn. xvii, 252 pp. D/w, fine. (Stock ref 14) £7.50

 

  1. Gould, Stephen Jay: Bully for Brontosaurus: reflections in natural history New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1991 1st. edn. 540 pp. B/w illus. D/w just showing a little shelf wear. A very good copy. (Stock ref 2773) £5.00

 

  1. Hippocrates.: The Medical Works of Hippocrates. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1950. 1st. edn. thus.viii, 301 pp. A new translation by John Chadwick and W.N.Mann. D/w chipped and worn on extremities otherwise a clean and sound copy. (Stock ref 638) £15.00

 

  1. Kanner, Leo: Folklore of the Teeth New York: Macmillan, 1928 1st. edn. xiii, 316 pp. 17 b/w illus. Inscribed by the author. Red cloth gilt somewhat spotted and faded. Clean and sound, internally. (Stock ref 1940) £50.00

 

  1. Laycock, Thomas.: A Treatise on the Nervous Diseases of Women: comprising an inquiry into the nature, causes and treatment of spinal and hysterical disorders. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Greene and Longmans, 1840. 1st. edn. xxxii, 356 pp. Paper covered boards with blind stamped decoration, rebacked with original spine laid on, gilt lettering. Binding rather rubbed and worn but, internallly a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 1841) £100.00

 

  1. Mackay, Alan L.: The Harvest of a Quiet Eye: a selection of scientific quotations Bristol: The Institute of Physics, 1977 1st. edn. xii, 192 pp. Line drawings. Edited by Maurice Ebison and with a foreword by Sir Peter Medawar. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 619) £9.00

 

  1. Mitchell, Piers D.: Medicine in the Crusades: warfare, wounds and the medieval surgeon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Reprint. x, 293pp. B/w illus., maps, plans. Pictorial card covers very slightly scratched otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 3987) £15.00

 

  1. Moore, Patrick: The Observer’s Book of Astronomy London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1974 5th. revised edn. 222pp. Numerous b/w photos., text figures. Inscribed by the author on title page. Price-clipped d/w slightly sunned and a trifle creased on edges. A very good copy. (Stock ref 2994) £20.00

 

  1. Orta, Garcia da.: Colloquies on the Simples and Drugs of India. London: Henry Sotheran, 1913. No. 136 of an edn. limited to 150 copies. xxi, 509 pp. The new edition (Lisbon, 1895) edited and annotated by the Conde de Ficalho translated with an introduction and index by Sir Clements Markham. Previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown. Some light foxing to prelims. Teg. Blue cloth gilt slightly marked otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 1835) £350.00

 

  1. Platen, M.: The New Curative Treatment of Disease: handbook of hygiegenic rules of life, health culture and the cure of ailments without the aid of drugs. London: Bong & Co., nd (1893). 1st UK edn. 2 vols. (6)1573pp. B/w frontis. portrait of author, 17 cold. plates, eight super-imposed anatomical plates and over 400 text figures. Translated from the original German. Dark green half morocco binding, with some rubbing on corners and fairly minor loss to spine head of vol. II, over green buckram boards. Gilt spine lettering still bright. Overall, a very good set of this work. (Stock ref 3809) £90.00

 

  1. Rogers, Leonard.: Fevers in the Tropics: their clinical and microscopical differentiation including the Milroy Lectures on Kala-Azar. London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press & Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 1st. edn. xviii, 343pp plus 24pp publisher’s list. Cold. frontis.,10 b/w plates, text figures and many temperature charts. An Oxford Medical Publication. Small ink ownership signature to ffep. Front inner hinge cracked. Dark red cloth rather grubby and rubbed.Gilt spine lettering very dull. Internally, a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 3810) £70.00

 

  1. Sheldrake, Rupert: The Rebirth of Nature: the greening of science and god London: Century, 1990. 1st. edn. xv, 215 pp. B/w illus. and text figures. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 683) £6.50

 

  1. Wake, Roy.: The Nightingale Training School, 1860-1996. London: Haggerston Press, 1998. 1st. edn. 265 pp. Numerous b/w illus. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 2769) £12.00

 

  1. Watkins, John: Science and Scepticism London: Hutchinson, 1984 1st. edn. xvii, 387 pp. D/w just showing a little shelf wear otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 2427) £20.00

 

  1. Wilson, Dudley.: Signs and Portents. London: Routledge, 1993. 1st. edn. ix, 215pp. 31 b/w illus. Some ballpoint scribbling to half-title. D/w very slightly dust marked on back panel, a very good copy. (Stock ref 3083) £50.00

 

  1. Yapp, W.B. & Bourne, G.H. (editors):: The Biology of Ageing. London: The Institute of Biology, 1957. 1st. edn. xiv, 128 pp. Text figures. Symposia of the Institute of Biology, no. 6. D/w chipped and worn on extremities otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 393) £8.00