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Day T. Cuthbert - Arthur's Seat a Ruined Volcano

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has some soiling. 75pp + 32 plates at end. Frontispiece. 4 maps. A geological guide to Edinburgh's most famous hill.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1933, First Edition
£9.00

Deane Arthur (Editor) - The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society Centenary Volume 1821 - 1921

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a fair dustwrapper substantially complete but with large tears and smallish chips. Small circular stamp at foot of title page and foot of front panel of wrapper. Pp.viii,212 + adverts. Numerous tipped-in illustrations. Described as "a review of the activities of the society for 100 years with historical notes, and memoirs of many distinguished members."
Published : Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society 1924, First Edition
£40.00

Dickinson H.W. - Sir Samuel Morland Diplomat And Inventor 1625-1695

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 133pp. Frontis. and 12 plates. The volume was published for the Newcomen Society.
Published : W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge 1970, First Edition
£6.00

Dingwall Helen M. - A History of Scottish Medicine: Themes and Influences

Softback. A fine copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to a former Professor of anatomy at Edinburgh University. Pp.vi,282. The history of Scottish medicine from the earliest times to the present day.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 2003, First Edition
£15.00

Dircks Henry - The Life, Times and Scientific Labours of the Second Marquis of Worcester. To Which is Added, a Reprint of His "Century of Inventions", 1663, with a Commentary Thereon

A fair copy, the boards being rather worn with evidence of a library mark having been removed from the spine. Library label on front fixed endpaper. A good copy internally. 624pp. Folding plan. Two steel engravings and a number of wood engravings. According to the author the Marquis of Worcester invented the steam engine. Photograph available on request.
Published : Bernard Quaritch, London 1865, First Edition
£20.00

Dixon Walter E. - A Manual of Pharmacology

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Small ownership inscription. Some fore and top edge foxing. Pp.xi,486 + 8pp adverts. 97 figures.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1929, Seventh Edition
£9.00

Donaldson John - Soils and Manures the Improvement of Land and the Rotation of Crops

Hardback. Nd but ownership inscription on front end-paper is dated 1901. A very good copy which has been rebound in red pebbled cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. 132 pages. Frontispiece and title-page illustration.
Published : Wm. S. Orr & Co, London, New Edition
£28.00

Donovan G. P (Editor) - The Comprehensive Assessment of Whale Stocks: The Early Years

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 210 pages. Figures. Tables. This is a series of papers from the 1980s concerning whale stocks. It is Special Issue eleven of the Reports of the International Whaling Commission.
Published : The International Whaling Commission, Cambridge 1989, First Edition
£20.00

Dow, Derek A. (Editor) - The Influence of Scottish Medicine: An Historical Assessment of Its International Impact

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,209. Illustrated. The book is based on papers presented at the 11th British Congress of the History of Medicine.
Published : The Parthenon Publishing Group 1988, First Edition
£12.00

Dreyer Margrete - Georges Dreyer a Memoir By His Wife

Hardback. A good plus copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little end-paper foxing. Pp.ix,249. 8 illustrations. Dreyer was the first Professor of Pathology at Oxford University. He was a consultant to the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. He is remembered today for his work in respiratory physiology. A rather scarce title.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1937, First Edition
£30.00

Duckett, J. G.;Racey, P.A. (Editors) - The Biology of the Male Gamete

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xvii,460. Plates. Figures. "The unique synthesis of work on both animal and plant gametes contained in this book, will make it essential reading for everyone researching or studying either field."
Published : Published for the Linnean Society of London by Academic Press 1975, First Edition
£18.00

Duclaux Emile - Pasteur the History of a Mind

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxxii,363. Illustrated. A critique of Pasteur's work.
Published : W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia 1920, First Edition
£20.00

Edmunds Vincent and Scorer C. Gordon (Editors) - Ethical Responsibility in Medicine a Christian Approach

A very good copy in a good,complete,dustwrapper which is a little foxed on upper panel. 200pp. A discussion of the ethical problems in medicine from the Christian viewpoint.
Published : E & S Livingstone, Edinburgh 1967, First Edition
£10.00

Eley D.D. (editor) - Adhesion

A very good copy. Previous owner's small inscription on front end-paper. 290pp. Plates, figures and tables.
Published : Oxford University Press 1961, First Edition
£15.00

Ellis Harold - Surgical Case Histories from the Past

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.v,235. Numerous illustrations. The book is divided into four sections: "Major Advances", ""The Surgeon at War," "Surgical Emergencies and Disasters," and "The Surgeon at Work."
Published : Royal Society of Medicine Press, London 1994, First Edition
£18.00

Elwood, J. Mark; Elwood, J.Harold - Epidemiology of Anencephalus and Spina Bifida

Hardbnack. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt in a good, priceclipped but otherwise comple, dustwrapper which is faded on the spine. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Just a little side and under-lining. Pp.x,413. Tables. Figures.
Published : Oxford University Press 1980, First Edition
£20.00

Epstein Charles J. - The Consequence of Chromosome Imbalance: Principles, Mechanisms and Models

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xxi,486. Figures. Tables. This is the first book to consider in detail chromosome imbalance, a maor human problem.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1986, First Edition
£50.00

Fallon Martin (Editor) - The Sketches of Erinensis Selections of Irish Medical Satire 1824-1836

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,247. Headpieces and two other illustrations in text. Witty and satirical sketches by the Lancet's man in Dublin about Irish medical practice in the early part of the 19th century.
Published : Skilton & Shaw, London 1979, First Edition
£15.00

Faraday Michael - The Liquefaction of Gases Papers By Michael Faraday with an Appendix Consisting of Papers By Thomas Northmore on the Compression of Gases

A very good copy in grey boards. Two small University stamps. 79pp. No.12 of the Alembic Club reprints.
Published : Alembic Club, Edinburgh 1935,
£9.00

Farmer R.C. - The Manufacture and Uses of Explosives with Notes on Their Characteristics and Testing for Chemists, Ordnance Officers, Mining Engineers and Students

Hardback. 16mo. A very good copy in orange cloth lettered and decorated in black. Pp.xii,116 + adverts. 24 figures. 14 tables. A volume in the Pitman's Technical Primer series.
Published : Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., London 1921, First Edition
£50.00

Feichtinger W. and Kemeter P. (Editors) - Future Aspects in Human in Vitro Fertilization

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white and red. Neat ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,285. 72 figures. 81 tables.
Published : Springer 1987, First Edition
£50.00

Ferguson Robert M. - Electricity

A very good copy in original green boards with gilt lettering. 287pp. Illus. in text. This early work on electricity was part of Chambers's Educational Course. It aims "at giving a popular and accurate view of the main principles of the science of electricity---".
Published : William & Robert Chambers, Edinburgh 1873,
£25.00

Findlater Andrew; Forsyth David - Physiography Advanced Course Adapted to the Syllabus of the South Kensington Science Department

Hardback. A good copy in brown boards lettered in black. Ring marks on upper board. Gift inscription to the Forsyth Association "With Dr. Forsyth's Compliments". This new edition is by David Forsyth and as the letters LL.D have been added in ink after his name on the title page this might well be the author's gift inscription. 227 pages. Folding coloured Table of Spectra. 95 figures. Includes much on different aspects of the solar system with several chapters on the terrestrial effects of the sun's radiant energy.
Published : W & R Chambers, London and Edinburgh 1892, New Edition
£20.00

Forrest Derek - The Evolution of Hypnotism

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 383pp. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. This is "a survey of theory and practice and of prevailing medical attitudes from Mesmer to the present day". Foreword by Anthony Storr.
Published : Black Ace Books 1999, First Edition
£15.00

Forrest, D. W. - Francis Galton : The Life and Work of a Victorian Genius

Hardback. A near fine copy in a price-clipped but otherwise near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,[2],340. 16 plates. Tables, maps and figures. A study of the explorer and eugenicist.
Published : Paul Elek, London 1974, First Edition
£9.00

Fox Fortescue - Strathpeffer Spa Its Climate and Waters with Observations Historical, Medical and General, Descriptive of the Vicinity

Hardback. A good copy in light green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Little foxing. Pp.xvii,[2],165 + 2pp adverts. 6 illustrations including folding map. Deals in some detail with the medical aspects of the spa before describing the sights and antiquities of the area. An uncommon title.
Published : H.K. Lewis, London 1889, First Edition
£50.00

Frazer W.M. - Duncan of Liverpool Being an Account of the Work of Dr. W.H. Duncan Medical Officer of Health of Liverpool 1847-63

Small 8vo. A very good copy in a good, complete dustwrapper. 163pp. 8 illustrations. Duncan was the first medical officer of health to be appointed in the UK and was a pioneer in sanitation in relation to large towns.
Published : Hamish Hamilton Medical Books, London 1947, First Edition
£20.00

French R.K. - Robert Whytt, the Soul, and Medicine

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper (which is slightly too short for the book). A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 182 pages. Portrait frontispiece. This is the first detailed study of the life and work of a member of the 18th century Edinburgh medical school who "has long been accorded a significant place in the history of neurology."
Published : The Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, London 1969, First Edition
£20.00

Freud Sigmund - Collected Papers Vol. III Case Histories

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Damp-stain to outer top corners of front and rear end-papers which is not very noticeable externally. Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie. 607 pages.
Published : Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1925, First Edition
£30.00

Fulton John F. - Aviation Medicine in Its Preventive Aspects an Historical Survey

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,174. 43 figures. Deals with altitude and decompression sickness, the effects of acceleration etc.
Published : Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press 1948, First Edition
£12.00

Futty D. W.and Dry F. T. - The Soils of the Country Round Wick (Sheets 110,116 and part117) with an Account of the Vegetation By E. L. Birse and J. S. Robertson

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has smallish edge tears and some inner strengthening to the edges. Corner clipped from front end-paper. Pp.[x],287. Plates (including four colour plates), figures and tables. Two large folding colour maps in rear pocket.
Published : The Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, Aberdeen 1977, First Edition
£20.00

Gambell Ray - Seasonal Cycles and Reproduction in Sei Whales of the Southern Hemisphere

4to. A very good copy in light grey card covers. Stamp of previous owner on front cover. Comprises pages 31-134 of Volume XXXV of the "Discovery Reports." 68 figures. 17 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 1968, First Edition Thus
£18.00

Gamble F.W. Et al - Worms Rotifers and Polyzoa

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. School library label on front end-paper but no other markings. Some foxing. Pp.xii,560. 257 figures. This is volume 2 of the Cambridge Natural History.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1896, First Edition
£25.00

Gardner, Dugald - Surgeon, Scientist, Soldier: The Life and Times of Henry Wade 1876-1955

Hardback. A near fine copy in laminated boards. Inscribed presentation copy from "Dugald" (the author) to "Matthew" (a Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University). Pp.xvii,[1],437. Illustrations including colour. Wade was an early 20th century surgeon who served in both the Boer War and the First World War. He was influential in the creation of the Scottish NHS.
Published : Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd, London 2005, First Edition
£15.00

Geddes W.G.N. et al - Structural Engineering in Scotland : A Review of Developments 1931-1981

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lettering on spine of wrapper a little faded. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 143 pages. Illustrated. Five chapters by different authors on dams, buildings, foundations, offshore structures and bridges. Prepared for the golden jubilee symposium of the Scottish branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers. Uncommon.
Published : Pentech Press, London 1981, First Edition
£25.00

Geikie James - Fragments of Earth Lore Sketches and Addresses Geological and Geographical

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Bookplate on front paste-down. Front end-paper clipped and with previous owner's name etc. Book tight but starting to go at rear hinges. 428pp. 6 folding maps. Deals mainly with the history of glacial times and the origin of surface-features.
Published : John Bartholomew & Co, Edinburgh 1893, First Edition
£20.00

Geikie Sir Archibald - A Long Life's Work : An Autobiography

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper of David Landsborough Thomson. Pp.xii,426 + 4pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and one other illustration. The author was a leading geologist of his day and was the first Director of the Geological Survey of Scotland and later became Director-General of the Geological Survey.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1924, First Edition
£30.00

Geikie Sir Archibald - Landscape in History and Other Essays

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Small ownership inscription. Pp.viii,352. 10 essays of which five deal with scenery in its geological relations and in its influence on human progress, others being biographical, discussing the age of the earth etc.
Published : Macmillan, London 1905, First Edition
£20.00

Geikie Sir Archibald - The Geology of Eastern Fife with an Appendix of Fossils By B. N. Peach

A very good copy in slate grey boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Ownership inscription. Pp.xv,421. 12 plates. Folding map at end. 71 figures. A volume in the "Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Scotland" series. Uncommon.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, Glasgow 1902, First Edition
£45.00

Gibson Tom - The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: A Short History Based on the Portraits and Other Memorabilia

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 301 pages. Illustrated with many in colour.
Published : Macdonald Publishers 1983, First Edition
£9.00

Goldman Martin - Lister Ward

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 167pp. Illustrated. This is an account of what it was like to be a patient in a Victorian hospital - the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - at the time when Lister was pioneering the use of antiseptics.
Published : Adam Hilger , Bristol 1987, First Edition
£5.00

Goldsmith Arthur - The Camera and Its Images

A fine copy in a fine, protected, dustwrapper. 240pp. Many illus. in colour and black and white. An informal history of photography.
Published : The Ridge Press 1979, First Edition
£5.00

Golebieweski Dr. Ed. - Atlas and Epitome of Diseases Caused By Accidents

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. 549pp. 40 colour plates. 143 illustrations in black and white. This is one of Saunders' Medical Hand-Atlases.
Published : W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia 1900, First USA Edition
£50.00

Gooding F. J. and Meigh Edward (Editors) - Glass and W. E. S. Turner 1915 - 1951

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in white on the upper board. Signed and dated (September 22nd 1951) by W. E. S. Turner on the front end-paper. 144 pages. 30 tables. This is a series of essays in honour of Turner, the founder and "guiding star" of the Society of Glass Technology. "The object of the contributors is to depict --- a picture of the progress of the glass industry from the day Turner first "invaded" it in 1915 to his seventieth birthday, 22nd September 1951".
Published : The Society of Glass Technology, Sheffield 1951, First Edition
£30.00

Graham James M. - Sir John Fraser and his Contributions to Surgery

A good copy in black boards lettered in gilt on upper board. This is a 19pp article reprinted from volume 58 of the Edinburgh Medical Journal, 1951. The upper board is slightly marked and there is bubbling to the bottom corner of the lower board. This is an inscribed presentation copy from the author. Previous owner's name and address on front end-paper.
Published : ,
£10.00

Gray James - History of the Royal Medical Society 1737-1937

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. Small ownership inscription. 355pp. Frontispiece and 6 illustrations.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1952, First Edition
£8.00

Gray James - History of the Royal Medical Society 1737-1937

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Pp.xi,355. Frontispiece and 6 illustrations. A detailed history of the oldest medical society in Britain.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1952, First Edition
£10.00

Greenstreet W.J. (editor) - Isaac Newton 1642-1727

A good copy in light blue cloth with small number on spine and school bookplate. 181pp. Frontispiece and 8 plates. This is a memorial volume for the Mathematical Association with individual contributions.
Published : G. Bell & Sons, London 1927, First Edition
£18.00