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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

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

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

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.
Published : His Majesty's Stationery Office, Glasgow 1902, First Edition
£30.00

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

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

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
£230.00

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
£8.00

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, Sixth Edition
£70.00

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
£15.00

Guicciardini, Niccol� - The Development of Newtonian Calculus in Britain, 1700-1800

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,228. A survey of the research and teaching of Newtonian calculus (or the calculus of "fluxions") in Britain in the 18th century.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1989, First Edition
£28.00

Haldane J.S. - The Philosophical Basis of Biology

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,169. This is a revised and extended version of the Donnellan lectures given in the University of Dublin in 1930.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1931, First Edition
£25.00

Hall, Brian K.; Horstadius, Sven - The Neural Crest: Including a Facsimile Reprint of The Neural Crest by Sven Horstadius

Hardback. A very good copy in a clear wrapper. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,303. Figures (in both works). A very little pencilled mrking by the previous owner (who was a Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University).
Published : Oxford University Press 1988, First Edition
£25.00

Hann, Dr. Julius Von - Lehrbuch Der Meteorologie

Hardback. A fair to good 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,
£15.00

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

Hardback. 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
£15.00

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
£17.00

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,
£15.00

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
£5.00

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
£50.00

Hartog, Adel P. Den (Editor) - Food Technology, Science and Marketing : European Diet in the Twentieth Century

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,283. Maps. Figures. Tables. Part 1 is headed "Food Industry and Food Innovation", Part 2 deals with "Dietary Patterns and the Food Industry" and Part 3 concerns "Food Retail and Marketing". The book is based on the Third Symposium of the International Commission for Research into European Food History.
Published : Tuckwell Press, East Linton 1995, First Edition
£45.00

Hatfield Audrey Wynne - A Herb for Every Ill

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at the top of the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,200. 24 drawings by the author. Deals with the use of herbs for medical purposes.
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London 1973, First Edition
£10.00

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
£22.00

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
£30.00

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
£8.00

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
£48.00