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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
£10.00

Langmead Clive - A Passion for Plants from the Rainforests of Brazil to Kew Gardens the Life and Vision of Ghillean Prance Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

A fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustwrapper. 201pp + index. Illustrated.
Published : Lion Publishing, Oxford 1995, First Edition
£7.00

Lefanu, William - A Bibliography of Edward Jenner

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which shows some rubbing. A clean copy without ownershjip inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,160. 10 illustrations. This is "a pioneer exploration of Jenner's writings in which not only his work on vaccination but his discoveries in other fields of natural history and medicine are discussed." This revised second edition is limited to 500 copies.
Published : St Paul's Bibliographies 1985, Second Edition
£10.00

Livingstone, Alec - Minerals of Scotland Past and Present

Softback. Square 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,212. Numerous illustrations, including maps, with many in colour. "Sixty-one minerals native to Scotland are detailed in this book with their description, history and occurrence; while a glossary of all 552 known species is also included." Described as "A comprehensive and definitive account of Scotland's minerals and the people who discovered, collected and examined them."
Published : NMS Publishing Ltd, Edinburgh 2002, First Edition
£20.00

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

Hardback. 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
£15.00

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
£20.00

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, Second Edition
£20.00

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, First Edition Thus
£20.00

MacLean Magnus (Editor) - Archaeology, Education, Medical and Charitable Institutions of Glasgow

Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in black. Browning to end-papers but generally clean internally. Pp.vi,239.
Published : British Association for the Advancement of Science, Glasgow 1901, First Edition
£12.00

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
£30.00

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

Hardbacks. 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, Eighth Edition
£50.00

Marshall N. B. - Swimbladder Structure of Deep-Sea Fishes in Relation to Their Systematics and Biology

Folio. A near very good copy in grey card covers. Minor tearing at spine ends. Comprises pages 1-122 of volume XXXI of "Discovery Reports." 3 plates at end. 47 text 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 1960, First Edition Thus
£20.00

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

Softback. 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
£25.00

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
£20.00

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
£18.00

McCrae Morrice - Physicians and Society: A Social History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. Pp.ix,274. Numerous illustrations including colour. Covers the period from the foundation of the College in 1681 until 1918.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 2007, First Edition
£30.00

McCrae, Morrice - The National Health Service in Scotland : Origins and Ideals, 1900-1950

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Pp.xvi,288. 22 illustrations. Tables and figures.
Published : Tuckwell Press, East Linton 2003, First Edition
£12.00

McLachlan Gordon (Editor) - Improving the Common Weal Aspects of Scottish Health Services 1900-1984

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,635. Essays in honour of Sir John Brotherston. previous owner's address label on front end-paper.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1987, First Edition
£15.00

McLaren A. & Wylie C. C. (editors) - Current Problems in Germ Cell Differentiation

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has one smallish chip in the rear panel. Neat ownership inscription hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.x,401. Figures. Tables. Comprises papers first presented at the Seventh International Symposium of the British Society for Developmental Biology.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1983, First Edition
£20.00

Mcmenemey William H. - The Life and Times of Sir Charles Hastings Founder of the British Medical Association

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,516. Frontispiece and 32 illustrations.
Published : E & S Livingstone, Edinburgh 1959, First Edition
£18.00

Mellon Ralph R., Gross Paul and Cooper Frank B. - Sulfanilamide Therapy of Bacterial Infections

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Some spotting to spine of book. Stamp of medical institution on front end-paper. Pp.xiii,398. A study of sulfonamide compounds.
Published : Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois 1938, First Edition
£25.00

Merrick Julia - Sir Herbert Seddon and the Book He Nearly Didn't Write

Softback. A fine copy. Pp.xi,221. 38 illustrations + cover illustrations. Seddon was one of the greatest clinical scientists in British Medicine." Thi is his story and that of his magnum opus "Surgical Disorders of the Peripheral Nerves."
Published : Fugit 2010, First Edition
£40.00

Metcalfe Richard - The Rise and Progress of Hydropathy in England and Scotland

Hardback. A very good copy in olive green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Not foxed. Pp.[x],307 + index and adverts. 21 illustrations. The rise of Hydropathic hotels in Victorian Britain. Uncommon.
Published : Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co, London 1906, First Edition
£45.00

Michie Donald - On Machine Intelligence

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,199. 11 plates. Figures in text. Papers which trace and illuminate the progress towards the goal of the intelligent machine.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1974, First Edition
£25.00

Mill, Christine - Norman Collie: A Life in Two Worlds - Mountain Explorer and Scientist, 1859-1942

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.xiii,197. 59 illustrations. 4 maps. A biography of the early mountaineering pioneer and scientist.
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1987, First Edition
£28.00

Millar David, Ian, John and Margaret - Chambers Concise Dictionary of Scientists

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is now protected. 461pp. Many illus. Contains a profile of 1000 scientists describing their life story and contribution to science.
Published : W & R Chambers, Edinburgh 1989, First Edition
£6.00

Miller Hugh - Edinburgh and Its Neighbourhood Geological And Historical with the Geology of the Bass Rock

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Half inch tear in cloth at join of spine and lower board. Moderate foxing to early pages and foxing to two plates but overall this is a decent copy. Hinges sound. Pp.xi,313 + 2pp of author's works and 24 pages of adverts. Three plates. Preface by the author's widow.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1864, First Edition
£40.00

Milne E.A. - Sir James Jeans a Biography

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,176. 2 plates. A biography of the astronomer/physician.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1952, First Edition
£12.00

Mix, Kelly S; Smith Linda B; and Gasser Michael (Editors) - The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,[i],307. 9 colour plates. Numerous figures. "This book presents recent research on the role of space as a mechanism in language use and learning."
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010, First Edition
£50.00

Mm. Riffault, Vergnaud and Toussaint (Revised and Edited By M. F. Malepeyre) - A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Colors for Painting

Hardback. A near good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. A few tears in cloth at joins of spine with boards. Some wear and tear at spine ends. Foxing to end-papers. 659 pages. 80 engravings in text. The book comprises "the origin, definition and classification of colors; the treatment of the raw materials; the best formulae and the newest processes for the preparation of every description of pigment, and the necessary apparatus and directions for its use; dryers; the testing, applications and qualities of paints, etc. etc".
Published : Henry Carey Baird, Philadelphia 1874, First Edition in English
£150.00

Morris, Robert John - Cholera, 1832: The Social Response to an Epidemic

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 228 pages + 5 maps and two figures at end. 13 tables. The story of the fight in Britain against cholera.
Published : Holmes & Meier Pub, Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.A. 1976, First USA Edition
£45.00

Morrison M.C.T. - Basic Principles of Accident Surgery

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 116pp. Illustrations in text.
Published : H.K. Lewis & Co, London 1964, First Edition
£8.00

Morrow, Dr. James (Edited By Allan B. Cole) - A Scientist with Perry in Japan

Hardback. A very good copy. In a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at top of spine and with a little edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxvi,307. Morrow was the "agriculturist" with the Perry expedition to Japan in 1853. This is his journal of that expedition.
Published : The University of North Carolina Press 1947, First Edition
£20.00

Morse Marston - The Calculus of Variations in the Large

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Small ownership inscrtiption on front fixed end-paper. Pp.ix,368. This is volume XVIII of the American Mathematical Society Colloquium Publications.
Published : American Mathematical Society, New York 1934, First Edition
£25.00

Muir James Hamilton - John Anderson Pioneer of Technical Education and the College he Founded

A very good copy in a very good dusytwrapper. 162pp. Frontispiece and 6 illustrations. The story of the Glasgow scientist who founded "Anderson's Institution".
Published : John Smith & Son (Glasgow) Ltd. 1950, First Edition
£6.00

Murdoch James Barclay (editor) - The Geology and Palaeontology of the Clyde Drainage Area

A very good copy in stiff card covers. 168pp. This is a reissue, with corrections and additions, of the geological portion of the handbook of the fauna, flora and geology of the Clyde area issued in 1901.
Published : The Geological Society, Glasgow 1904, First Edition Thus
£12.00

Myers, John A. - The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Its Pharmacy Through the Ages

Softback. A very good copy. Illustrated front cover. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Prelims + 123 pages. Numerous illustrations. A history of the Pharmaceutical Department of the Royal Infimary of Edinburgh. An uncommon title.
Published : Firs Publishing, Lincoln 2003, First Edition
£20.00

Mykura W. And Phemister J. - The Geology of Western Shetland

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn and now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,304. 30 plates. 30 figures in text. 5 tables.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition
£8.00

Needham Joseph - Science and Civilisation in China Volume 3 Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper. A little superficial damp-spotting to spine. Pp.xlvii,877. Illustrations 50-276. Tables 22-41. This volume of the author's monumental work covers mathematics, astronomy, meteorology, geography, cartography, geology, seismology and minaralogy.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1970, Reprint
£60.00

Needham Joseph and Baldwin Ernest (editors) - Hopkins & Biochemistry 1861-1947 Papers Concerning Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, O.M., With a Selection of His Addresses and a Bibliography of His Publications

A good copy in original red cloth with some fading to spine. A little foxing. Small previous owner's inscription to f.e.p. 361pp. 12 illustrations.
Published : W. Heffer and Sons, Cambridge 1949, First Edition
£10.00

Needham Joseph and Baldwin Ernest (editors) - Science and Civilisation in China Volume 1 Introductory Orientations and Volume 11 History of Scientific Thought

Hardbacks. Vol. 1 is a 1965 reprint and vol. 11 is a 1969 reprint. Both volumes are generally very good in good (volume 1) or very good (volume 11) dustwrappers. There is superficial damp staining to the spine of vol. 1 which does not affect the book internally. Vol. 1 pp.xxxviii,318. 36 illustrations (including two folding maps at end). 9 tables. Vol.11,pp.xxii,[2],696. 13 illustrations. 12 tables. These are the two introductory volumes of this monumental work.
Published : Cambridge University Press, Reprint
£70.00

Nelson Sir George H. (foreword) - A Collection of Letters to Sir Charles William Siemens 1823-1883

A very good copy. 251pp. Contains over 250 letters written to the celebrated engineer together with a short biography of him by W.H. Kennett.
Published : The English Electric Company Ltd., London 1953, First Edition
£8.00

Nicole J. Ernest - Psychopathology a Survey of Modern Approaches

A very good copy. 268pp. Includes 30pp bibliography.
Published : Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, London 1946, Fourth Edition
£6.00

Niechcial, Judith - A Particle of Clay: The Biography of Alec Skempton, Civil Engineer

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,[i], 208. Colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations. The biography of a 20th century civil engineer who "was truly an influential figure in the discipline of soil mechanics."
Published : Whittles Publishing, Latheronwheel, Caithness 2002, First Edition
£32.00

Nikiforuk, Andrew - The Fourth Horseman a Short History of Epidemics, Plagues and Other Scourges

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,200. Illustrated. Described as a "pleasingly cynical" history of disease.
Published : Fourth Estate, London 1992, First Edition
£9.00

O'Dowd, Michael J.; Philipp, Elliot - The History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,710. Numerous figures. Described in the foreword as "a monumental achievement of scholarship and research." Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage.
Published : Parthenon Publishing, London 1994, First Edition
£65.00