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Hardback. 16mo. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth with printed paper title on front board and on spine which is rubbed. Some foxing to page ends. Rear board a bit marked. 144 pages.This is No. IX in the Small Books on Great Subjects series "edited by a few well wishers to knowledge".
Published : William Pickering, London 1845, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Top edge gilt. Pp.vii,124.
Published : Published for the University By James Thin, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition
A good copy in flexible yellow covers lettered in black. Remains of a label on front cover. Pp.vii,543. Map end-papers. Illustrations. Intended as an aid to military medical officers, this edition was largely re-written.
Published : Government of India Press, Calcutta 1945,
A very good copy of a small, modern booklet which reprints a small work of 1730. No details of publisher, date etc are given and there is no Introduction or other explanatory material. 32 pages. Gives a brief account of the establishment of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1729/30; lists the rules for the management of the infirmary, the managers for the year 1730, the original subscribers and other donors to he infirmary, and the parishes which contributed to the infirmary. Finally on a single fold-out sheet names patients who were taken in to the infirmary, the disease from which they suffered, "when recovered, cured, dismisssed or dead" etc.
Published : ,
A very good copy of this slim volume in maroon cloth covers. 64 pages. Illustrated. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking.
Published : Whitehead Brother, Wolverhampton 1931, First Edition
32mo. A very good copy in red leather lettered and decorated in gilt. Pp.iv,233. 90 figures. Instructions on the practice of medicine in the British Army at the height of Empire. Scarce.
Published : Printed Under the Superintendence of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1880,
Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Some edge foxing but internally clean. No ownership inscription. Pp.viii,150 + adverts. Numerous illustrations. The story of Mexican fuel oil which in 1914 was used for steamships, locomotives, land boilers, furnaces etc.
Published : Anglo-Mexican Petroleum Products Co. Ltd, London 1914, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in the original blind decorated cloth lettered in gilt on spine. No ownership inscription. Not foxed. Unopened. Pp.vi,280. Lists graduates firstly by year of graduation and then alphabetically by surname, in each case giving nationality and what I assume to be the title of their doctoral thesis. The alphabetical index also gives date of graduation. Scarce.
Published : Neill et Socii, Edinburgh 1846, First Edition
Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,117. Many illustrations (mostly in colour), graphs etc. This handbook decribes some of the most exciting areas of research being carried out at the Observatory, decribes the national facilities for which the Observatory is responsible and provides a comprehensive list of publications by members of the Observatory for the years 1985 and 1986. Loosely inserted is a letter from the Astronomer Royal for Scotland, an invitation to the Observatory's centenary celebrations in 1988 and the programme for these celebrations.
Published : Royal Observatory, Edinburgh 1987, First Edition
Softback. Small 4to. A very good copy of this auction catalogue. 73 pages + Index etc. Numerous illustrations including colour.
Published : Christie's, London 1992,
Softcover pamphlet. Includes Churchill's statement on the dropping of the first Atomic bomb on Japan together with a historical survey concerning the background to the creation of the first atomic bomb. 23pp.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1946,
A very good copy. Some foxing to end-papers. 83pp. Frontispiece and 37 figures.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1935,
Hardback in original cloth covers. Extenally only fair as there are fairly substantial (but repairable) tears to the cloth at the spine edges. Internally very good. Previous owner's card pasted to front fixed end-paper. Pp.vii,235 + 20pp publisher's catalogue. Tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece. David Milne Home was a Scottish advocate, geologist and meteorologist. He was Junior Counsel for William Burke (of Burke and Hare fame). He is remembered today chiefly for his work on earthquakes and it was he who coined the term "seismometer". He corresponded with Darwin, Lyell, Murchison etc and examples of that correspondence are included in the book. Quite scarce.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1891, First Edition
A very good copy in blind-stamped brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Two stamps of a medical library on front end-paper and half-title. 306pp. Illustrated. Includes several essays on syphilis and tabes.
Published : The New Sydenham Society, London 1900,
A very good copy in blind-stamped brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Two stamps from a medical library on front end-paper and half-title. 397pp. Illustrated.
Published : The New Sydenham Society, London 1894,
Hardback. 16mo. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and black and decorated in black. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 207 pages + 6pp publisher's catalogue. Frontispiece and 45 illustrations. A little pencilled writing, side-lining and underlining in text. A volume in the Romance of Science series.
Published : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London 1891, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xix,642. Figures in text. "This important book provides a thorough understanding of the genetic basis of biological problems in conservation."
Published : Blackwell Publishing 2007, First Edition
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Pp.xx,318. Tables. Illustrations. 17 Appendices.
Published : Brough Cox & Dunn Ltd., Belfast 1972, First Edition
Softback. Oblong 8vo. A good copy with scratch marks on lower cover. Pp.vii,72. 25 figures. An exhibition catalogue to mark the 250th anniversary of the Foundation of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Edinburgh.
Published : Royal Scottiish Museum, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition
Softback. Oblong 8vo. A very good copy. Pp.vii,72. 25 illustrations. An exhibition catalogue to mark the 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Edinburgh.
Published : Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition
A very good, clean, copy in grey card covers. Comprises pages 77-106 and plates III-XIII of volume XIII of the Discovery Reports. 5 figures in text. A study of a ship used in the "Discovery" investigations. These were fundeed by the British Colonial Office and were intended to provide the scientific background to stock management of the Antarctic whale fishery.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1936,
. A very good copy in pebbled red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little fading at top of spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.[xii],336. 24 illustrations including a folding plan of factory buildings. This second edition includes considerable additions to the text and a new short chapter dealing with the manufacture of brick tea.
Published : Thacker, Spink & Co, Calcutta 1908,
A good copy in rather worn green boards. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. Some foxing, mainly to early pages. 80pp + glossary of botanical terms +37 plates at rear. Portrait frontispiece of Linnaeus.
Published : Henry Washbourne, London 1832,
Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. Neat ownership inscription (of a former Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University). Pp.xviii,379. Figures. Tables. Corrigendum slip loosely inserted.
Published : Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 1987, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription and smallish ownership label on front free end-paper. Pp.x,239. 50 figures. "Describes the science of bird migration in an accessible way."
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxford 1993,
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Board tips slightly bumped. Lacks dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,257. Illustrated.
Published : Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Federal Council 1961,
A good two volume set in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Smallish tears in cloth at head of second volume at joins with upper and lower boards. Vol.1.389 pages. Vol11.451 pages. Figures in text.
Published : The New Sydenham Society, London 1895, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xxxii,298. 89 illustrations. The catalogue is arranged alphabetically by author and includes a bibliographical collation for each book, which Edinburgh library holds the book etc
Published : Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 1982, First Edition
A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 299pp. Many illus. inc. colour. This history was produced to mark the centenary of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University.
Published : University of Edinburgh 1994, First Edition
Hardback. N.d. c.1910? A good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine and gilt decoration on front board. Spine lightly faded. No inscriptions. Top edge gilt. Pp.xvi,312. The author tells of his father meeting Sir Walter Scott on many occasions, the Disruption in the Church of Scotland, talks with Dr. Spicer, and meeting Hugh Millar. After leaving Edinburgh the author practiced as a doctor near London for forty years. "My book is written with the object of solving, for practical purposes, the vexed problem of human unfitness, and to show the lines upon which health, happiness and success may first be attained and then preserved --- ."
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh, First Edition
A very good copy. Some fading to spine. Top edge gilt. Pp.xii,161. 52 illustrations. The author was a surgeon and the essays are on surgery and medicine generally e.g. "Surgery in the Eighteenth Century", "The Surgeon of the Future", "The War pathological Collection of the college of Surgeons", "Cranial Morphology", "The Habits of Tumours" etc.
Published : William Heinemann (Medical books) Ltd, London 1924, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,165. Illustrated. The history of Perth, Western Australia's "leading teaching and research medical institution."
Published : Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia 1982, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Fairly extensive edge foxing. 384 pages. 32 full-page illustrations. 16 figures in the text. A study of the geology of the Alps, plus chapters on meteorology, vegetation, animals etc.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1912, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xx,552. Figures. Tables. The book (by an expert team of 95 authors) "provides an up-to-date account of current interpretation of the term "freshwater quality", describes a range of techniques for evaluating quality, and discusses ways in which the principles of quality assessment can be applied".
Published : The Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1997, First Edition
4to. A good copy. Pictorial upper board. One inch split at join of spine and lower board. A little wear to spine generally. All edges gilt. 407 pages. Numerous illustrations. A book describing engineering feats of the time including the Suez canal, tunnels through the Alps, laying cables under the Atlantic etc. Text in French.
Published : Alfred Mame et Fils, Tours 1889, First Edition
Nd. but prize label on front end-paper is dated 1918. A very good copy in green cloth. Gilt spine lettering a little faded. Some pencilled annotations, undrerlining etc. Pp.xii,136 + 8pp adverts. 37 illustrations. This is an attempt to put in simple language "the principles on which those phenomena known as electric waves, signalling through space without wires, etc, are dependent".
Published : Whittaker & Co, London,
A very good copy in a good, complete, but slightly edge-worn dustwrapper. 310pp. 38 plates. 22 figures in text. A description of every aspect of Britain's weather.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1969, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,268. Illustrations. Figures. "Provides readers with the current  state of the art of animal breeding technology."
Published : Academic Press 1981, First Edition
Softback. Corners of covers a little creased otherwise a very good copy. No ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xix,598. Figures in text. A study of the implications of human influences on microevolutionary processes in different groups of organisms with particular emphasis on plants.
Published : Cambridge University Press 2009, First Edition
A very good copy in a full calf binding. Five raised bands on spine which is attractively decorated in gilt. Spine lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Large part of prize label on front fixed end-paper. Foxing to edges and first and last few pages (including title page.) Pp.xxxiii,[iii],1166. 10 diagrams. Photograph available on request.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1876, First Edition
A good copy. Small ownership inscriptions. Pp.xvii,126. 22 illustrations. Chapters on pituitary extract, insulin, adrenalin etc.
Published : Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1928, First Edition
Hardback. Nd. c. 1860s? A very good copy in mauve cloth decorated in blind and gilt and lettered in gilt. Fading to spine but lettering quite clear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 125 pages + 2pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and 224 figures. An interesting book for the mechanically minded.
Published : Ward, Lock & Tyler, London,
A very good copy in a good but dusty wrapper. 180pp. Frontispiece and 13 illustratioins. This is a biography of Lister by the son of his life-long friend Sir Hector Clare Cameron.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1948, First Edition
Illustrated by Nigel Mann.
A very good copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Minor bumping to upper board tips. Previous owners' name and address label on front free end-paper. Pp.viii,248. Pen and ink illustrations. Numerous figures. "This book explores the study of bird song from the biological viewpoint, and reviews the large literature written on the subject."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1995, First Edition
A near vg copy of this substantial work. Pp. xliv,957. + 23pp catalogue. 450 figures in text. Partly unopened. Presents a concise and complete anatomical description of the bodies of the domestic animals.
Published : J & A Churchill, London 1873, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear to spine edges and ends. No ownership inscription. Unopened. Pp.xv,816 + publisher's catalogue dated June 1889. "This Commentary is an outcome of a study of Indian disease maintained for thirty-eight years, upwards of twenty-four of which were mainly devoted to clinical observation in Bengal."
Published : J & A Churchill, London 1886, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in maroon cloth which is faded on the spine and with some wear to spine ends. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,198. Illustrations. Plans. This second edition contains additional illustratioins. Gives inforamtion on Glasgow hospitals, lunatic asylums, dispensaries, convalescent homes, medical societies etc.
Published : James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow 1889,
A good copy in greyish-green cloth. Spine faded. One gathering coming loose. Ownership inscription (T. Gladstone, probably the elder brother of the Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone). Pp.xix,412 + adverts. Eleven meteorological tables. Introductory chapter on the influence of climate and travelling on disease. Part 1 considers various diseases and Part 11 deals with climates in different parts of the world.
Published : John Murray, London 1846,
A very good copt in a near vg dustwrapper with a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 151pp. 6 figures. 5 tables. This is the first history of the part played by Scots in the development of science, medicine and engineering from the Renaissance onwards.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1961, First Edition
4to. A good copy in light grey card covers. Covers a little marked and with minor chipping at spine ends. Comprises pages 1-64 of the "Discovery Reports." 68 figures. 7 tables. The Discovery Reports were funded by the British Colonial Office and were intended to provide the scientific background to stock management of the Antarctic whale fishery.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1934,
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