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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

Guy, William A. - Principles of Forensic Medicine

Hardback. A good plus copy in blind-stamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Two small tears in the cloth at the join of spine and upper board. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed internally. Pp.xxiv,534 + 2 pages publisher's adverts. 75 wood engravings. The author was Professor of forensic medicine at King's College, London. This book, first published in 1844 became a standard work on the subject.
Published : Henry Renshaw, London 1861, Second Edition
£50.00

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

Herrmann, Dieter B. Translated and revised by Kevin Krisciunas. - The History of Astronomy from Herschel to Hertzsprung

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.x,220. 76 figures.
Published : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1984, First English 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
£125.00

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
£15.00

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

Hardback. 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
£12.00

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

Hardback. 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
£45.00

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
£35.00

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
£60.00

Jeffreys Harold - Scientific Inference

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has a small chip at the head of the spine. Pp.vi,[2],247. An analysis of the principles of scientific enquiry.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1931, First Edition
£80.00

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
£30.00

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
£30.00

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
£12.00

Johnson Edward - The Domestic Practice of Hydropathy

Hardback. 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
£30.00

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
£10.00

Johnson, Andrew - Factory Farming

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.vi,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
£8.00

Jolly Dr. Julius - Indian Medicine

Hardback. 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, First Edition Thus
£25.00

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
£18.00

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
£50.00

Kant Immanuel (Translated with Introduction and Notes By Stanley L. Jaki) - Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. 302 pages. First published in 1755 this is an early work by Kant on cosmology.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition Thus
£18.00

Kaufman Matthew H. (with Ac Chapter By Carswell, Allan L.) - Musket-ball and Sabre Injuries from the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 255 pages. Numerous illustrations, some in colour. This is a study of the injuries and fatalities caused by musket-balls, sabres and other weapons of the early nineteenth-century, and their treatment by the military surgeons of the day. The author was Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University.
Published : Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2003, First Edition
£85.00

Kaufman, Matthew H. - Medical Teaching in Edinburgh During the 18th and 19th Centuries

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in black cloth lettered in silver. 210 pages. Many illustrations. A history of medical education in Edinburgh during the 18th and 19th centuries by a former Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University.
Published : Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2003, First Edition
£35.00

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
£70.00

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
£40.00

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

Softback. A fine copy. 361 pages. 10 illustrations. "This Regius Chair was the only one of its type in Britain for almost fifty years, and was established during the Peninsular War."
Published : Editions Rodopi B.V., Amsterdam 2003, First Edition
£18.00

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
£10.00

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
£18.00

Keynes Geoffrey - A Bibliography of Dr. Robert Hooke

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some minor edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription. Pp. xix,[5],115. 12 illustrations. Pasted to the rear end-papers is a review of the book by W. T. Stearn (with another copy loosely inserted as is a newspaper obituary of Keynes). Hooke was a 17th century English scientist who became the first "curator of experiments" to the Royal Society.
Published : Oxford University Press 1960, First Edition
£40.00

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
£18.00

Kidson C. And Tooley M. J. (Editors) - The Quaternary History of the Irish Sea

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has one small edge chip and a little edge wear and tear. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.[x],345. Plates, figures (some folding) and tables. A collection of essays which "contains original and review papers on the geology, structure and sediments of the Irish and Celtic Seas and the evolution of the coasts of the Irish Sea and adjacent coasts during the Quaternary era."
Published : Seel House Press, Liverpool 1977, First Edition
£30.00

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

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt in a chipped, but overall good, dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.xv,142. 12 illustrations. A biography of the famous scientist, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1925, First Edition
£18.00

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, First Reprint
£20.00

Kingsley Charles - The Limits of Exact Science as Applied to History an Inaugural Lecture Delivered Before the University of Cambridge

Internally very good. Externally the boards are a bit soiled and lacking pieces at head and tail of spine but with all spine lettering present. 72 pages.
Published : Macmillan & Co 1860, First Edition
£20.00