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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
£24.00

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
£50.00

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
£30.00

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
£8.00

Bowen David - Britain's Weather Its Workings, Lore and Forecasting

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
£5.00

Boyd David H. A. - Leith Hospital 1848 - 1988

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.x,169. 26 plates. "This is a comprehensive history of Leith Hospital which includes numerous references, tables of statistics and appendices along with several illustrations depicting various aspects of the life of the hospital."
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£10.00

Brackett Benjamin G; Seidel George E. Jnr. And Seidel Sarah M. (Editors) - New Technologies in Animal Breeding

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 [1981] state of the art of animal breeding technology."
Published : Academic Press 1981, First Edition
£25.00

Brahdy Leopold and Kahn Samuel (Editors) - Trauma and Disease

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Small ownership inscription. 613pp. Deals with the etiological relationship between trauma and disease.
Published : Henry Kimpton, London 1937, First UK Edition
£20.00

Briggs David - Plant Microevolution and Conservation in Human-Influenced Ecosystems

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
£10.00

Bristowe John Syer - A Treatise on the History and Practice of Medicine

Hardback. 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
£65.00

Brown Raymond Shiland - Base Hospital No. 9 A. E. F. A History of the Work of the New York Hospital Unit During Two Years of Active Service

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some wear to spine ends. Bookplate. 221 pages. 52 photographs. The story of an American hospital unit on the Western Front during the last two years of the First World War. Scarce.
Published : Privately Published, New York 1920, First Edition
£70.00

Burn J.H. - Methods of Biological Assay

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
£15.00

Burn Robert Scott (Editor) - Mechanics and Mechanism: Being Elementary Essays and Examples for the Use of Schools and Students

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, Fifth and Revised Edition
£26.00

Cameron Hector Charles - Joseph Lister the Friend of Man

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
£10.00

Cantlie, Neil - A history of the Army Medical Department Volumes I and II

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set. Volume I in a good plus price-clipped dustwrapper, and volume II in a very good, price-clipped dustwrapper. Clean copies with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 519 and 448 pages. Illustrations. Maps. An account of the Army Medical Department from the time of the institution of the Standing Army in 1660 to the formation of the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1898.
Published : Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh and London 1974, First Edition
£28.00

Catford E.F. - The Royal Infirmary of Edin Burgh 1929-1979

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,290. Frontispiece and 36 plates.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1984, First Edition
£7.00

Chalmers A.K. - The Health of Glasgow 1818-1925 an Outline

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Corner cut from blank front end-paper. A little pencil marking in text. Pp.xviii,462. 18 charts etc. some folding. A serious and substantial study with chapters on sanitation, housing and all the main diseases.
Published : Corporation of the City of Glasgow 1930, First Edition
£32.00

Chalmers A.K. - The Health of Glasgow 1818-1925 an Outline

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,462. 18 charts, etc. some folding. A serious and substantial study with chapters on sanitation, housing and all the main diseases.
Published : The Corporation of the City of Glasgow 1930, First Edition
£38.00

Chauveau A. (edited By George Fleming) - The Comparative Anatomy of the Domesticated Animals

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 UK Edition
£45.00

Checkland, Olive and Lamb Margaret (Editors) - Health Care As Social History : The Glasgow Case

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Upper board tips a little bumped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xx,285. Tables, figures, plates and maps. Essays which together provide a comprehensive view of health care in Glasgow and the West of Scotland from 1830 to 1980.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1982, First Edition
£15.00

Christie James - The Medical Institutions of Glasgow: A Handbook Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association Held in Glasgow August 1888

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, Second Edition
£25.00

Clark Sir James - The Sanative Influence of Climate

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, Fourth Edition
£20.00

Clement A.G. And Robertson Robert H. - Scotland's Scientific Heritage

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
£8.00

Clowes A. J. - Hydrology of the Bransfield Strait

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, First Edition Thus
£12.00

Coe W. E. - The Engineering Industry of the North of Ireland

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 224 pages. Illustrations.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1969, First Edition
£6.00

Cole Lieut.-Colonel Howard N. - On Wings of Healing: The Story of the Airborne Medical Services 1940-1960

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription on half-title. Rather heavy edge foxing. Pp.xviii,227. Frontispiece. 10 folding maps. Tells the story of the Field Ambulances which served with British airborne forces during the Second World War and after.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1963, First Edition
£25.00

Combe Andrew - The Principles of Physiology Applied to the Preservation of Health and to the Improvement of Physical and Mental Education

A very good copy in the original grey boards with paper spine label. Fasque label/plate on front end-paper. (Fasque was the ancestral home of the Gladstone family). Pp.xvi,320 + 4pp adverts. "The object of the present volume is to lay before the public a plain and intelligible description of the structure and uses of some of the more important organs of the human body, and to show how information of this kind may be usefully applied both to the preservation of health and to the improvement of physical and mental education". Some spots of fore-edge foxing but generally a nice copy. Combe was an Edinburgh born physiologist and phrenologist who became physician to King Leopold 1 of Belgium and later one of the physicians extraordinary to the Queen in Scotland. This work found great favour and went through several editions in the 19th century.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1834, First Edition
£65.00

Cook John - Magnetism and Electricity

12mo. A good copy of this small early work on electricity. Boards rather marked. A little pencil marking in text. 108pp. 48 figures in text.
Published : W & R Chambers, London 1875, First Edition
£30.00

Cornish Vaughan - The Travels of Ellen Cornish: Being the Memoir of a Pilgrim of Science

Hardback. Boards a little worn and marked but a near very good copy in blueish-green cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.xvi,293. 65 illustrations and four maps and plans. Ellen Cornish was a scientist who travelled the world with her husband with the principal object of studying "the phenomena of surface waves of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere". There are chapters on the Niagara Falls, the Panama Canal, the Jamaican earthquake of 1907 (in which Ellen and Vaughan Cornish were caught up) etc.
Published : W.J. Ham-Smith, London 1913, First Edition
£35.00

Cotton C.A. - Volcanoes as Landscape Forms

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has been unobtrusively attached to the boards. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 416 pages. 223 figures. The book "will interest not only geologists and students of volcanoes but all those also who have a lively interest in landforms as natural phenomena."
Published : Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch 1944, First Edition
£18.00

Coutts Jane - Microbes and the Fetlar Man : The Life of Sir William Watson Cheyne

Hardback. A fine copy. Pp.xx,546. Numerous illustrations. The biography of an eminent surgeon of Shetlandic background who was a founding father of medical bacteriology and friend and ally of Lister.
Published : Humming Earth, Edinburgh 2015, First Edition
£30.00

Craig G. Y. And Hull J. H. (Editors) - James Hutton - Present and Future

Hardback. A fine copy in laminated boards. Pp.viii,184. Numerous figures including colour. This is a collection of papers to commemorate the bicentenary of the death of James Hutton, the founder of modern geology.
Published : The Geological Society, London 1999, First Edition
£30.00

Craig G.Y. And Hull J.H. (Editors) - James Hutton - Present and Future

A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,184. Figures. Consists of papers relating to the great Scottish geologist given at a conference in Edinburgh in 1997 to mark the bicentenary of his death. Uncommon.
Published : The Geological Society, London 1999, First Edition
£30.00

Craig Maurice - Psychological Medicine a Manual on Mental Diseases for Practitioners and Students

A good copy in blue cloth with some fading to spine. Two stamps from a medical library. 484pp + 16pp adverts. 27 plates, including colour.
Published : J & A Churchill, London 1917, Third Edition
£20.00

Craig William (Editor) - The Transactions of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh Vol. VI New Series Session 1886-87

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxviii,325 + 10pp Laws of the Society at end. Illustrated. Contains numerous papers on medical matters. Includes a list of office-bearers and members of the Society.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1888, First Edition
£20.00

Craig William (Editor) - The Transactions of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh Vol. VII- New Series Session 1887-88

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxvii,248. Illustrations. Contains papers on a wide variety of medical matters. Also lists officers and members of the Society.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1888, First Edition
£20.00

Craig William (Editor) - The Transactions of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh Vol. VIII New Series Session 1888-89

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A few small spots of rubbing/pricking to upper board. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxviii,234. Illustrated. Contains numerous papers on a wide variety of medical matters. Includes a list of office-bearers and members of the Society.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1889, First Edition
£18.00

Craig, W. S. - History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xxix,1125 + two pages of signatures of some Presidents of the College. 58 illustrations. Described as "an excellently researched and captivating history" which "is a wonderful tribute to three hundred years of public service". [This heavy book weighs more than two kilos and will require additional postage].
Published : Blackwell Scientific Publications 1976, First Edition
£25.00

Craig, William (Editor) - The Transactions of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh Vol. XIII New Series Session 1893-94

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxviii,277. Plates, tables etc. Comprises medical papers on a wide variety of subjects by various authors, including a number by Byrom Bramwell. Also gives details of office-bearers and members of the Society.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1894, First Edition
£20.00

Creswell Clarendon Hyde - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Historical Notes from 1505 to 1905

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Bookplate of Donald Whyte, the genealogist and ownership inscription of W. Russell Logan, sometime Secretary of the Fellows in Dental Surgery. Pp.xv,315. 8 illustrations. Enclosed is a hand-written letter from the President of the Royal College of Surgeons to Dr. Russell Logan.
Published : Privately Printed for the College By Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition
£17.00

Creswell Clarendon Hyde - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Historical Notes from 1505 To1905

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy still in the original plain white paper wrapper (which is a bit chipped and torn). Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. A lovely clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xv,315. 8 illustrations. Includes a List of Subscribers.
Published : Privately Printed for the College By Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition
£15.00

Creswell Clarendon Hyde - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Historical Notes from 1505 to 1905

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A little wear to spine ends. Ownership inscription of A. C. Creswell. Pp.xv,315. 8 illustrations. Subscribers' list.
Published : Privately Printed For the College By Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1926, First Edition
£15.00

Crichton-Browne James - Stray Leaves from a Physician's Portfolio

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.ix,351. The author was a leading Scottish psychiatrist and medical psychologist. Included are a number of essays on health matters and more general essays on e. g. "Thomas Carlyle's Student Days", "Claret in Scotland", "The Drama in Scotland" etc.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London, First Edition
£12.00

Cross C. F. and Bevan E. J. - Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.vii,[5],180 + 32pp. catalogue.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1901, First Edition
£25.00

Crowe H. Warren - Bacteriology & Surgery of Chronic Arthritis and Rheumatism with End-Results of Treatment

4to. A good copy. Ownership inscription. Pp.x,187. Colour frontispiece and 6 other colour plates. 34 black and white illustrations. 4 charts.
Published : Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1927, First Edition
£28.00

Culpeper Nicholas - Culpeper's Complete Herbal, to Which is Now Added Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a Display of Their Medicinal and Occult Qualities; Physically Applied to the Cure of All Disorders Incident to Mankind. ---

Hardback. 4to. A fair to good copy in a worn, full leather binding lettered in gilt on spine. Rebacked with old spine laid down. Previous owner's small ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Hinges strengthened. Pages browned/soiled. Small hole and tear in title page. Pp.vi,398 + 4 page index + 40 hand-coloured plates at end illustrating upwards of 400 different plants. Frontispiece portrait. Page 397/398 damaged at foot with the loss of a number of words. Photographs available on request.
Published : Richard Evans, London 1814,
£80.00

Da Vinci Leonardo - The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci Volume 1

4to. A good copy in a good dustwrapper. Some fading to boards. 655pp. Illustrated. Partly unopened. Arranged, rendered into English and Introduced by Edward MacCurdy.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1948, Fifth Impression
£12.00

Dahl, Eilif - The Phytogeography of Northern Europe: British Isles, Fennoscandia, and Adjacent Areas

Hardback. A very good copy. Trace of a label having been removed from foot of front free end-paper. otherwise a nice clean copy internally. Pp.xii,297. 82 figures. 6 tables. This is an analysis and explanation of the distribution of individual plant taxa across north-western Europe.
Published : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1998, First Edition
£25.00

Darwin Charles (Edited By Frederick Burkhardt) - Charles Darwin the "Beagle" Letters

Illustrated by Martens Conrad.
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxx,470. Frontispiece. 19 colour plates. 35 black and white plates. Introduction by Janet Browne. Contains the complete texts of all the letters Darwin wroite and received while sailing round the world on HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836.
Published : Cambridge University Press 2008, First Edition
£15.00