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- An Introduction to Vegetable Physiology with References to the Works of De Candolle Lindley Etc.

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

- Bicentenary of the Faculty of Medicine 1726-1926 Records of the Celebration

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

- Field Service Hygiene Notes India 1945

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,

- History of the Infirmary 1730 - An Account of the Rise and Establishment of the Infirmary or Hospital for Sick-Poor Erected at Edinburgh

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 : ,

- History of the Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary 1881-1931

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

- Manual of Instructions for Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the Army Hospital Corps. War Office, 1st July 1875.

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, Reprint

- Mechanics' Magazine Volume Fifth

A good copy in a worn full leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Pp.xii,448 + 4pp Index. Illustrated throughout. Frontispiece of William Emerson. A weekly magazine brought out on book form. Includes the issues from Saturday 22 October 1825 to Saturday 29 April 1826. Letters and short articles on all manner of scientific subjects e.g. "Idea of a Manu-motive Carriage"(with illustration), "Plan for Preventing Loss of Lives on the Ice", "Annesley's Boring Machine", "Heating Houses and Apartments", "Improvement of the London Pavement" etc.
Published : Knight and Lacey, London 1826, First Edition

- Mexican Fuel Oil

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

- Nomina Eorum, Qui Gradum Medicinae Doctoris in Academia Jacobi Sexti Scotorum Regis, Quae Edinburgi Est, Adepti Sunt. Ab Anno MDCCV. Ad Annum MDCCCXLV [Edinburgh Medical Graduates 1705 to 1845]

Hardback. A very good copy in the original blind decorated cloth lettered in gilt on spine. No ownership inscription. Not foxed. Unopened.,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

- Oxygen in War and Peace

Nd. c. 1950. A very good copy. Previous owner's blind stamp. 84pp. The book is mainly concerned with the use of oxygen during the Second World War.
Published : The British Oxygen Company Ltd., First Edition

- Royal Observatory Edinburgh Research and Facilities 1987

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

- Scientific Instruments and Literature the Property of the Late Saul Moskowitz

Softback. Small 4to. A very good copy of this auction catalogue. 73 pages + Index etc. Numerous illustrations including colour.
Published : Christie's, London 1992,

- Statements Relating to the Atomic Bomb

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,

- The Evolution of a Water Power Scheme 1854-1921

Softback. Oblong 4to. Nd. c. 1921. A very good copy with minor edge tears. 36 pages. 17 large tipped-in black and white photographs. Plan of the scheme. Photographs on left-hand page with text relating to the photograph on the opposite right-hand page. "On the completion of a novel and somewhat enterprising Hydro-Electrical Power Scheme in connection with our two mills in Walkerburn, we take the opportunity of producing this series of progressive photographs and explanatory letterpress which may prove interesting---." This was a revolutionary hydro-electric power scheme which was well ahead of its time undertaken by Henry Ballantyne & Sons, a Borders firm of woollen and tweed manufacturers An uncommon item..
Published : Henry Ballantyne & Sons Ltd, Walkerburn, First Edition

- The Weather Map an Introduction to Modern Meteorology

A very good copy. Some foxing to end-papers. 83pp. Frontispiece and 37 figures.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1935, Second Edition

- Turning for Amateurs: Being Descriptions of the Lathe and Its Attachments and Tools, with Practical Instructions for Their Effective Use on Wood, Metal, and Other Materials

Hardback. Nd.c.1883. A very good copy in reddish-purple cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a little faded but lettering clear. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. 127 pages + publisher's catalogue dated 1883 + adverts. "Illustrated with 130 engravings."
Published : "The Bazaar" Office, London, First Edition

Bavister, Barry D. (Editor) - The Mammalian Preimplantation Embryo: Regulation of Growth and Differentiation in Vitro

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

"G. M. H." [His Daughter] - Biographical Sketch of David Milne Home

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

"Various Authors" - Selected Essays and Monographs (From Foreign Sources)

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, First Edition Thus

"Various German authors" - Clinical Lectures on Subjects Connected with Medicine and Surgery Third Series

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, First Edition Thus

Abney, Captain W. De W. - Colour Measurement and Mixture

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

Adler, Martin W.; Cowan, Alan - Testing and Evaluation of Drugs of Abuse

A very good copy in laminated red boards lettered in white. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,297. Figures in text. This is volume 6 in the "Modern Methods in Pharmacology" series.
Published : Wiley-Liss Inc., New York 1990, First Edition

Ainsworth, G. C. - Introduction to the History of Mycology

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little torn at the head of the spine. Presentation copy from the author to William T. Stearn (the Brirish botanist, author, and former President of the Linnean Society) and with Stearn's bookplate. A little edge foxing but clean internally. Pp.xi,359. Coloured frontispiece. 106 figures. This is an account "of the main views held about fungi for the past three millennia and the development of the study of fungi as a branch of science for the last 250 years."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1976, First Edition

Allendorf, Fred W and Luikart Gordon -

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 understanmding of the genetic basis of biological problems in conservation."
Published : Blackwell Publishing 2007, First Edition

Allison R.S. - The Seeds of Time Being a Short History of the Belfast General and Royal Hospital 1850/1903

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

Anderson R.G.W And Simpson A.D.C. - Edinburgh and Medicine

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

Anderson R.G.W. and Simpson A.D.C. - Edinburgh and Medicine

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

Ardley R. A. B. And Mackintosh N. A. - The Royal Research Ship "Discovery II"

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, First Edition Thus

Asher Richard - A Sense of Asher: a New Miscellany

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt in a very good clear wrapper. All edges gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. No.37 of 300 copies. Medical essays with a lighter touch written between the 1940's and the 1960's.
Published : The Keynes Press, London 1983, First Edition

Ashwell Margaret(Editor) - McCance and Widdowson : A Scientific Partnership of 60 Years 1933 to 1993

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 264 pages. 16 illustrations. A commemorative volume for two scientists who made their name in the field of human nutrition.
Published : British Nutrition Foubdation, London 1993, First Edition

Ball Sir Robert S. - The Story of the Sun

Hardback. A very good copy attractively bound in tree calf. Five raised bands to spine which is decorated with a floral decoration in gilt. The word "Parkfield" in gilt on upper board. Marbled edges and endpapers. Some end-paper foxing otherwise a nice copy internally. No ownership inscription. Pp.xii,376. 7 tissue-guarded colour plates. 4 black and white plates. 82 figures. An attractive copy. Photograph available on request.
Published : Cassell, London 1901, Fifth Thousand

Ball Sir Robert S. - Time and Tide a Romance of the Moon

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt and black. Slight trace of a label having been removed from spine and front board. Presentation label to a school on front end-paper. 192 pages + 8pp adverts. 5 figures in text. The book evolved from a series of lectures given by the author on the theory of tidal evolution. A volume in the "Romance of Science" series.
Published : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London 1909, Eleventh Thousand - Revised

Banks George - An Introduction to the Study of English Botany

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, Second Edition

Beaton, James J; Miller Roy; Boyle Iain T. (Editors) - Treasures of the college: In celebration of three hundred years of the Library of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, a unique Glimpse of Some of the Little-Known Treasures assembled down the Years

HJardback. Small 4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Just a hint of bumping to board tips. 216 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Describes some of the fascinating books and artefacts gathered in the first three hundred years of the library's history.
Published : Carnyx Group on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Glasgow 1998, First Edition

Bilton John - The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Its Origin Growth and Development

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, Reprint

Binz Dr. C. - Lectures on Pharmacology for Practitioners and Students

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

Bird D.T. - A Catalogue of Sixteenth-Century Medical Books in Edinburgh Libraries

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

Birse Ronald M - Science At The University of Edinburgh 1583-1993

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

Bishop W.J. and Goldie Sue - A Bio-Bibliography of Florence Nightingale

A very good copy in dark grey cloth lettered in silver. 160 pages. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Provides, for the first time, a complete annotated list of Florence Nightingale's printed writings.
Published : Dawsons of Pall Mall, London 1962, First Edition

Blackwood John, M.D. - Reminiscences - Personal, Professional and Philanthropic

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

Blair, Dr. John S.G. - In Arduis Fidelis: Centenary History of the Royal Army Medical Corps

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Would be fine but for slight bumping to board tips. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.,544. Coloured frontispiece. Maps. Covers the period from 1898 to 1998.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition

Bland-Sutton Sir John - Orations and Addresses

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 geerally 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

Bolton, G.C. & Joske, Prue - History of Royal Perth Hospital

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

Bonney T. G. - The Building of the Alps

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

Boon P. J. And Howell D. L. (Editors) - Freshwater Quality : Defining the Indefinable?

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

Born Max - Atomic Physics

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xii,356. 8 plates. Tables. Figures. "The book contains a lucid and up-to-date account of the physics of the atom and of the various forms of the quantum theory."
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1937, Second Edition

Bory Paul - Les Grandes Entreprises Modernes

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

Bottone S. R. - Wireless Telegraphy and Hertzian Waves

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, Fourth Edition Revised

Boucher Cyril T. G. - James Brindley Engineer 1716 - 1772

Hardback. A fine copy in a complete, untorn, dustwrapper which is faded on the spine but leaving the lettering clear. Pp.[xii],130. 10 illustrations. The life and work of "the first of the great civil engineers."
Published : Goose & Son, Norwich 1968, First Edition

Boucher Cyril T.G. - John Rennie 1761-1821 the Life and Work of a Great Engineer

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.x,149. Frontispiece and 14 plates. 20 figures. A biography of one of the leading civil engineers of his day.
Published : Manchester University Press 1963, First Edition