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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

Greenwood P. H.; Miles R. S.; Patterson Colin (Editors) - Interrelationships of Fishes

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or otherr marking. Pp.xvi,536. Plates. Figures. Described as "the only book of its kind available to students, teachers and research workers in the field of lower vertebrates. A highly original reference work it will be of great use to those working and teaching in evolutionary biology, vertebrate anatomy, ichthyology, palaeontology and taxonomy as well as to those using fishes as experimental animals."
Published : Published for Linnean Society of London By Academic Press 1974, First Edition

Gregory J.W. - The Nature and Origin of Fiords

A good copy . Some wear to spine. Ex-college library with usual markings. 542pp. 8 plates. 84 figures in text.
Published : John Murray, London 1913, First Edition

Gregory Jacobo - Conspectus Medicinae Theoreticae Ad Usum Academicum

A rebinding copy clean and sound internally but lacking upper board and top inch of spine. 594pp. Text in Latin.
Published : A. Constable, Edinburgh 1818,

Griffiths A.B. - The Diseases of Crops and Their Remedies: a Handbook of Economic Biology for Farmers and Students

A reasonable copy of a rather fragile little book. Spine lettering faded. Pp.vii,174. 51 figures in text. Erratum slip. Adverts.
Published : George Bell & Sons, London 1890, First Edition

Hann, Dr. Julius Von - Lehrbuch Der Meteorologie

A fair plus copy in paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine. Some wear to board edges. Damp stain at the foot and head of some pages. Pp.xiv,847. 28 illustrations/plans. 4 tables. 107 figures. [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage]. Text in German.
Published : Verlag Von Chr. Herm. Tauchnitz, Leipzig 1915,

Harland W.B. Et al (Editors) - The Fossil Record : A Symposium with Documentation

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one closed edge tear. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. No foxing. Pp.xi,827. figures. Tables. "Sets out to depict, document and analyse the stratigraphical range, as published, of all fossil taxa, conveneiently grouped for the purpose so as to cover comprehensively the whole range of plants and animals in the fossil record."
Published : Geological Society of London 1967, First Edition

Harper Charles J.S. - Decisions of the English Scottish and Irish Courts Under the Medical Acts 1858 to 1886 and the Dentists Act 1878

A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.liii,377. Legal decisions collected for the General Medical Council and arranged with Introduction and Notes.
Published : Constable, London 1912, First Edition

Harrison R. J.; Matthews L. Harrison and Roberts J. M. - Reproduction in Some Pinnipedia

Softback. 4to. A good plus copy in green paper covers. Gift inscription from co-author on front cover together with ownership inscription. Comprises pages 437-540 from Part 5 of Volume XXVII of the Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. 4 plates at end. 22 figures in text. 2 tables. Concerns reproduction in walruses, seals and sea-lions.
Published : Zoological Society of London 1952,

Harrison S.J. & Smith K. - Weather Sensitivity and Services in Scotland

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 180pp. Figures. Tables. Weather forecasting and the application of weather forecasts for transport, agricultural and industrial purposes.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition

Hartmann John F. - Mechanism and Control of Animal Fertilization

Hardback. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Wrapper faded on spine but lettering clear. Neat ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.xii,561. Figures. Tables. "The purpose of this book is to review many of the contributions that the study of both invertebrate and vertebrate systems has made towards elucidating the mechanism of animal fertilization."
Published : Academic Press 1983, First Edition

Hodgkinson Ruth G. - The Origins of the National Health Service

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,714. Frontispiece. This is a comprehensive study of the growth of the state medical services in the 19th century.
Published : The Wellcome Historical Medical Library, London 1967, First Edition

Holland Sir Henry - Fragmentary Papers on Science and Other Subjects

A very good copy in a half leather binding over marbled boards. Five raised bands on decorated spine. Surface of one small piece of leather has come loose on spine but is intact. Marbled end-papers. 417pp. Wide-ranging papers on e.g. electricity, astronomy, whether other planets are inhabited etc. A handsome volume.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1875, First Edition

Howie James - Portraits from Memory

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 161pp. Colour frontis. and other illus. The author was president of the British Medical Association. These are portraits of memorable personalities he knew in microbiology and in military, hospital and academic medicine.
Published : British Medical Journal 1988, First Edition

Hughes Samuel - A Treatise on Gas-Works and the Practice of Manufacturing and Distributing Coal Gas

12mo. Original green cloth covers with title on upper board. Upper board detached. Bookplate. Internally very good. Pp.xxiv,368 + 24pp adverts. 76 figures. "With some account of the most improved methods of distilling coal in iron, brick and clay retorts and of the various modes adopted for purifying coal gas. Including also a chapter on the hydrocarbon or water gas, and on the rating of gas-works in parochial assessments". In short everything the early Victorian engineer, manufacturer or owner of gas-works would need to know!
Published : John Weale, London 1853, First Edition

Hume Margaret Amd Boyd Sydney (Edited By E. F. Catford) - Queensberry House Hospital a History

Hardback. A fine copy in a dustwrapper which shows some fading to the spine but which is complete and untorn. Signed by both authors and editor. Pp.viii,91. 15 illustrations. The story of an Edinburgh hospital in the Royal Mile which today looks after more than 200 elderly people.
Published : The Directors of Queensberry House Hospital, Edinburgh, First Edition

Hundert, Edward M. - Philosophy, Psychiatry and Neuroscience: Three Approaches to the Mind - A Synthetic Analysis of the Varieties of Human Experience

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,346. 25 figures. This is an attempt to bring together various approaches to the understanding of human thought and experience.
Published : Oxford University Press 1989, First Edition

Hutchinson Jonathan - On Leprosy and Fish-Eating. A Statement of Facts and Explanations

A near very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Inscribed on the front free end-paper "Dr. Abraham with the author's kind regards March 1906." Bookplate on the front fixed end-paper. Pp.xxiii,420. 16 maps/illustrations. The object of the book is "to carry conviction to my readers that the fundamental cause of the malady known as true leprosy is the eating of fish in a state of commencing decomposition." This is a serious study of leprosy even if the conclusion reached would not be accepted today.
Published : Archibald Constable & Co, London 1906, First Edition

Jakob Dr. Christfried - Atlas of Methods of Clinical Investigation with an Epitome of Clinical Diagnosis and of Special Pathology and Treatment of Internal Diseases

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 259pp. + 68 colour plates with accompanying text. This is one of Saunders' medical Hand-Atlases.
Published : W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia 1899, First Edition

James R. Rutson - Studies in the History of Ophthalmology in England Prior to the Year 1800

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Upper board a little spotted. No ownership inscription. Pp.x,255. 9 plates.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1933, First Edition

Jevons W. - Report on Band-Spectra of Diatomic Molecules

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Hand-written card loosely enclosed: "To Sir Robert Robertson, F.R.S. with the author's compliments." Pp.[viii]308. 4 plates. 65 figures. 28 tables. Two errata slips loosely enclosed.
Published : The Physical Society, London 1932, First Edition

John Bernard - Meiosis

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Neat ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xii,396. Numerous figures Tables. This monograph "details the various modes of meiosis, summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning the events and mechanisms involved, compares the role of meiosis in sexual and subsexual systems and discusses their evolution."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1990, First Edition

Johnson B.K. - Practical Optics

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,189. 194 figures.
Published : The Hatton Press, London 1945, First Edition

Johnson Edward - The Domestic Practice of Hydropathy

A fair copy in the original blind-stamped boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Tears to spine ends. Hinges cracked. No ownership inscription. Pp.lviii,524 + 2pp adverts. Engravings in text. Details how to practice hydropathy in the home.
Published : Simpkin Marshall & Co, London 1849, First Edition

Johnson M.R.W. and Stewart F.H. (Editors) - The British Caledonides

A very good copy in a good, slightly chipped, dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. Pp.ix,280. Many figures, folding plans, maps. This is the report of a symposium held at Edinburgh University.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1963, First Edition

Johnson, Andrew - Factory Farming

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper.,272. Illustrated. Described as "a compelling examination of modern farming techniques and the disastrous consequences their continued use might have."
Published : Basil Blackwell Ltd, Oxford 1991, First Edition

Jolly Dr. Julius - Indian Medicine

. A good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some edge chipping. No ownership inscription. Occasional browning. Pp.xx,239. Frontispiece. Translated from the German original of 1901 by C.G. Kashikar and supplemented with Notes by him. An introduction to Indian medical science and invaluable for research work into Ayurveda.
Published : C.G. Kashikar, Poona, India 1951,

Jones, D. W. Carmalt (Edited By Brian Barraclough) - A Physician in Spite of Himself

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. Upper board tips a little bumped. A fine clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xi,268. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations including colour. "A fascinating account of this early twentieth-century physician's life in England and New Zealand." Includes a vivid account of his experiences in medical service in the First World War in Flanders, Egypt and Palestine.
Published : The Royal Society of Medicine Press, London 2009, First Edition

Kalousek, Dagmar K.;Fitch, Naomi;Paradice, Barbara A. - Pathology of the Human Embryo and Previable Fetus: An Atlas

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. Neat ownership inscription (of a fomer Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University) on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xiii,241. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Springer, New York 1990, First Edition

Kaufman, Matthew H. - Surgeons at War: Medical Arrangements for the Treatment of the Sick and Wounded in the British Army During the Late 18th and 19th Centuries

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in silver. A lovely clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,227. Illustrations. Tables. The author was Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University. This must be the definitive book on the subject.
Published : Greenwood Press 2001, First Edition

Kaufman, Matthew H. - The Regius Chair of Military Surgery in the University of Edinburgh, 1806-55

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 361 pages. 10 illustrations. "This Regius Chair was the only one of its type in Britain for almost 50 years and was established during the Peninsular War."
Published : Editions Rodopi B.V., Amsterdam 2003, First Edition

Keith George S. - Fads of an Old Physician

A very good copy. Pp.x,173. Much on cure by starvation, self-massage etc.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1897, First Edition

Kent Andrew (Editor) - An Eighteenth Century Lectureship in Chemistry Essays and Bicentenary Addresses Relating to the Chemistry Department of Glasgow University

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xv,233. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations + 2 illustrations in text. Includes chapters on William Cullen, Joseph Black, James Watt etc.
Published : Jackson, Son & Company, Glasgow 1950, First Edition

Keynes Geoffrey - The Life of William Harvey

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. In a good plus dustwrapper which is a little torn at the top of the spine. Bookplate. Pp.xviii,483. Coloured frontispiece and 32 illustrations. An attempt at a definitive biography of the famous physician.
Published : Oxford University Press 1966, First Edition

King Agnes Gardner - Kelvin the Man a Biographical Sketch By His Niece

Hardback. A good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has some fairly substantial chips. Some foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,142. 12 illustrations. Introduction by Sir Donald MacAlister. A narrative of the personal life of the great scientist.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1925,

Knight David M. - Natural Science Books in English 1600-1900

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 262pp. 4 colour illustrations. 96 black and white illustrations. This is a survey of all the significant scientific works which have appeared in English between 1600 and 1900.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1972, First Edition

Kolbe Hermann - The Electrolysis of Organic Compounds

A very good copy in grey cloth. Two small University stamps. 56pp. This is no. 15 of the Alembic Club reprints.
Published : Alembic Club, Edinburgh 1900,

Lane, Harlan - The Wild Boy of Aveyron

Hardback. A fine copy in a near-fine dustwrapper. 351 pages. Illustrated. "The dramatic account of a wild boy of nature and a young French doctor who shaped the modern education of retarded, deaf and preschool children".
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1977, First Edition

Lindsay, J. Maurice - Perhaps To-Morrow : Poems

A very good copy in blue wraps lettered in black. A clean, fresh copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 22 pages. The first book by a broadcaster, writer and poet who was at the heart of Scottish literary life for many years.
Published : Privately Printed for the Author 1941, First Edition

MacDowall, Joseph - On Floating Ice : Two Years on an Antarctic Ice-shelf

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which has a one inch closed edge tear but is otherwise very good. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xix,314. Numerous illustrations. The story of the Royal Society's British Antarctic expedition of 1957/58 which was of scientific importance.
Published : The Pentland Press, Edinburgh 1999, First Edition

Macintyre Iain and MacLaren Iain (Editors) - Surgeons' Lives: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh an Anthology of College Fellows Over 500 Years

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed presentation copy from both editors. 328 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Illustrated biographies of surgeons who were associated with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh during its 500 years' history.
Published : Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2005, First Edition

Mackintosh Donald J. - Construction, Equipment and Management of a General Hospital

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth which shows some fading to the front board. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xiii,164 + 28pp advertisements. 52 illustrations. 17 folding plans
Published : William Hodge & Co, Edinburgh 1916,

Mackintosh N. A. - The Southern Stocks of Whalebone Whales

4to. A very good, clean, copy in grey card covers. Comprises pages 197-300 of Volume XXII of the "Discovery Reports." 30 tables. 9 figures. 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 1942,

Maitland, Peter S. (Editor) - The Ecology of Scotland's Largest Lochs: Lomond, Awe, Ness, Morar and Shiel

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,297. Many photographs, figures and tables. A multi-disciplinary scientific study of five of Scotland's largest lochs.
Published : Dr. W. Junk, The Hague - Boston - London 1981, First Edition

Malik S.M.A. - The Conquest of Cosmophobia : a Study in Cultural and Individual Psychogenesis [Two Volume Set]

A fine two volume set in fine dustwrappers. Vol. One, pp.xv,806. Vol. Two, pp.xxvi, 807-1633. This edition thoroughly revised and updated. "Using a single theory - the cosmophobia theory - for the study of sociology and psychiatry, the author has correlated in detail every aspect of both sciences." [Please note this is a heavy set which will require extra postage].
Published : Roseneath Scientific Publications 2008,

Mason, J.K.; McCall Smith,R. A. - Law and Medical Ethics

A very good copy. Inscribed presentation copy from McCall Smith. Pp.xvii,275. Co-authored by the author of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series wearing his previous hat as an academic lawyer.
Published : Butterworths, London 1983, First Edition

Masson Alastair H. B. - A College Miscellany an Illustrated Catalogue of Some of the Treasured Possessions of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. All edges silver. Pp.x,102. 160 illustrations, mostly in colour. The book "describes a large selection of the interesting collection of silver, furniture, clocks, books, manuscripts and other items, much of which has been gifted to the College over its long history."
Published : Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2001, First Edition

Masson Alastair H. B. - Portraits Paintings & Busts in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. All edges gilt. Pp.xxi,244. Full colour illustrations of the collection. Many of the paintings in the collection date from the early 18th century and most are of surgeons. Biographical notes are included. A handsome book.
Published : The Royal College Of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1995, First Edition