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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ogston, Sir Alexander - Reminiscences of Three Campaigns

Hardback. Nd. c.1920? A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A couple of pages have been roughly opened. Browning to end-papers. Pp.viii,335. Six illustrations/maps. The author was professor of Surgery in Aberdeen University and Surgeon in Ordinary to the King in Scotland. The book "aims at no more than at presenting a faithful record of my own personal experiences and of my interest in the medical and surgical treatment, and especially the nursing, of sick and wounded soldiers." The three campaigns of the title are the Egyptian War of 1884-85, the Boer War of 1899-1900 and the First World War in Serbia and Italy.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London, First Edition

Olkon David M. - Essentials of Neuro-Psychiatry: a Textbook of Nervous and Mental Disorders

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 310pp. 138 figures. 6 tables.
Published : Henry Kimpton, London 1945, First Edition

Ommanney F.D. - The Vascular Networks (Retia Mirabilia) of the Fin Whale (Balaenoptera Physalus)

Softback. 4to. A very good clean copy in card covers. Comprises pages 327-362 and text figures 1-10 of volume V of the Discovery Reports. These 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 1932, First Edition Thus

Osler Sir William - Bibliotheca Osleriana: A Catalogue of Books Illustrating the History of Medicine and Science Collected, Arranged and Annotated By Sir William Osler Bt. And Bequeathed to McGill University

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xli,792. This is a very heavy book which will require extra postage.
Published : McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and London 1969, First Edition

Paget Stephen (editor) - Memoirs and Letters of Sir James Paget

A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 461pp + 32pp adverts. 10 illustrations.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1902, New Edition

Parrot, Dr. Friedrich - Journey to Ararat

Hardback. A very good copy in a modern brown half-cloth binding with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on spine on a black title-piece. New end-papers. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xii,375. Folding map. Woodcuts in text. The author was a German naturalist, traveller and pioneer of scientific mountaineering. In this book he recounts his first ascent of Mount Ararat. Included is a section of scientific papers resutling from the expedition.
Published : Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London 1845, First Edition

Paton Stewart - Signs of Sanity and the Principles of Mental Hygiene

A good copy in maroon cloth faded on spine. 241pp. 4 illustrations.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1922, First Edition

Pawson H. Cecil - Cockle Park Farm: An Account of the Work of the Cockle Park Experimental Station from 1896 to 1956

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's initials on front end-paper. 261pp. 20 illustrations. 13 plans and graphs. The story of the experiments carried out at the research station into the improvement of agriculture generally and the management of grassland in particular.
Published : Oxford University Press 1960, First Edition

Paxton Roland (Editor) - 100 Years of the Forth Bridge

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in na clear, removable sleeve. Pp.[x],166. Numerous black and white illustrations. "The fascinating story of the Forth Bridge is related here in six complementary chapters, which present the bridge's historical context and a glimpse of its future linked by accounts of its design, construction and maintenance and of the men who created it."
Published : Thomas Telford , London 1990, First Edition

Peel Sir John - The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1929-1969

A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. 390pp. Contains details of the more important activities of 318 Fellows.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1976, First Edition

Platt, Jerome J.; Jones Maurice E. ; Platt Arlene Kay - The Whitewash Brigade: The Hong Kong Plague of 1894

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Light top edge foxing. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,231. Map end-papers. Tables. Illustrations including colour. Tells the story of the Bubonic plage which struck Hong Kong in 1894, how it was contained and the part played by the Shropshire Light Infantry which was stationed there at the time. Details recipients of the Hong Kong Plague Medal. The book "also illuminates the way of life of this most dynamic port and Crown Colony over 100 years ago."
Published : Dix Noonan Webb Ltd, London 1998, First Edition

Power Maura (Editor) - An Irish Astronomical Tract Based in Part on a Mediaeval Latin Version of a Work By Messahalah

Hardback. A near fine copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xi,[3],176 + "Notes" page. Illustrated. Text in Irish and English.
Published : Irish Texts Society 1994, Reprint

Pozzi S. - A Treatise on Gynaecology, Clinical and Operative Volume 11

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. One medical library stamp. 412pp. Many figures in text.
Published : The New Sydenham Society, London 1893, First Edition

Preuschoft Holger; Chivers David J; Brockelman Warren Y; Creel Norman (Editors) - The Lesser Apes: Evolutionary and Behavioural Biology

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. Previous owner's smallish inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xiii,709. Numerous figures (including illustrations and maps) and tables. The book "represents the current state of knowledge about the genus Hylobates, dealing as it does with all recently discussed aspects of gibbon biology."
Published : Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 1984, First Edition

Price Derek J. (Editor) - The Equatorie of The Planetis

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped. Ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,214. Frontispiece and 13 plates. 21 figures. This is a 14th century manuscript, ascribed by the editor to Geoffrey Chaucer, which describes the construction and working of the "equatorie", a large device for calculating planetary positions.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1955, First Edition