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Trinder, Barrie - The Industrial Archaeology of Shropshire

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.x,278. 125 black and white illustrations. "This penetrating new micro-study of Shropshire examines in detail the whole range of artefacts, images, structures, sites and landscapes which relate to manufactures or mines and their associated transport and social systems."
Published : Phillimore & Co 1996, First Edition

Trotter Wilfred - The Collected Papers of Wilfred Trotter

A good copy. Slightly faded on spine. some foxing to endpapers. 194pp. 12 papers mainly on the philosophy of medicine.
Published : Oxford University Press 1946,

Turner A. Logan - Joseph, Baron Lister Centenary Volume 1827-1927

A good copy, a little faded on spine. 182pp. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations + portrait medallion on upper board. Essays to celebrate the centenary of Lister's birth.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1927, First Edition

Turner A. Logan - Joseph, Baron Lister Centenary Volume 1827-1927

A very good copy in a virtually complete but rather dusty wrapper with a few tears. 182pp. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations + portrait medallion on upper board. Essays to celebrate the centenary of Lister's birth.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1927, First Edition

Tyndall John - The Glaciers of the Alps. Being a Narrative of Excursions and Ascents, an Account of the Origin and Phenomena of Glaciers and an Exposition of the Physical Principles to Which They are Related

Hardback. A good copy in blind-decorated cloth which is faded on the spine (although the lettering is clear). A little marked on spine. Internally a very good, clean, copy without foxing or ownership inscription and with sound hinges. Pp.xxvi,445. Frontispiece and 61 illustrations including one plate in colour. Prefatory Note by the author's widow.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1896,

Wallace, William - Geometrical Theorems and Analytical Formulae, with Their Application to the Solution of Certain Geodetical Problems. And an Appendix, Containing a Description of Two Copying Instruments

Hardback. A good copy in the original patterned boards, originally mauve or purple but now considerably faded. The gilt lettering on the spine remains clear. The book is inscribed as follows: To Dr. Traill from the Author Feb. 18th 1839."The ex libris label of Thomas Stewart Traill is on the front fixed end-paper. Traill was Professor of medical jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh and the main editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica from 1852 to 1861. Pp.xiii,155. Three folding diagrams at rear. Various figures in the Appendix. Two loose pages which came with the book (one a continued errata page, the other described as a Supplement to Article 112) remain present. The author writes: "In this Tract ----the reader will find a very considerable number of new propositions, interesting in themselves as speculative truths, and remarkable, by their connecting Theories hitherto considered as but slightly, if at all related." The author was emeritus professor of mathematics in the University of Edinburgh.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1839, First Edition

Walton, D. W. H. - Antarctic Science

4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,280. Many illustrations including colour. This is a review of the major international developments in Antarctic sciense.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1987, First Edition

Warburton, Dorothy; Byrne, Julianne; Canki, Nina - Chromosome Anomalies and Prenatal Development: An Atlas

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original cloth. Neat ownership inscription. Pp.vii,104. Numerous colour illustrations. Graphs. This is no. 21 of the Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics.
Published : Oxford University Press, New York 1991, First Edition

Warren, Kenneth - Chemical Foundations : The Alkali Industry in Britain to 1926

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. No ownership inscription. Pp.viii[4],208. 3 plates. 34 figures. A study of the rise and decdline of Britain's alkali industry up to the formation of ICI.
Published : Oxford University Press 1980, First Edition

Watt George - The Pests and Blights of the Tea Plant Being a Report of Investigations Conducted in Assam and to Some Extent Also in Kangra

A near good copy in a black half leather binding with green boards. Lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Trace of a bump and indentation near the top of the spine with a little water damage at top of end-papers. Presentation label signed by the author pasted to front fixed end-paper. Pp.467 + 17 pages index. 11 figures in text.
Published : Office of the Superintendent, Government Printing, Calcutta 1898, First Edition

Weismann, Dr. August - The Evolution Theory Volume II

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth which is just a little faded on the spine. 405 pages. Illustrations 96-131 in this volume.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1904, First Edition

Wells H. G. - Text-Book of Biology Part I Vertebrata and Part II Invertebrates and Plants

[1893]. A very good two volume set in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spines. Vol. I, pp.x,149 + 16 page undated catalogue (which refers to this book as being "in the press" and states of another item that it "will be published during the fortnight following the examination of June 1893"). 24 sheets with plates.Vol. II,pp.x,157 + 2 page advert. for evening and vacation classes + 14 page publisher's catalogue dated December 1894. 23 sheets with plates (as called for). Vol. I has no ownership inscription. Vol. II has an ownership inscription on the half-title dated 1895. Neither volume is foxed internally and both have just a touch of edge foxing. This was Wells' first published book. Photographs available on request. A very decent set of a scarce item.
Published : University Correspondence College Press, London 1893, First Edition

Wells H. Gideon, DeWitt Lydia M. and Long Esmond R. - The Chemistry of Tuberculosis

A good copy in blue cloth which is a little marked. Stamp of a medical college on front end-paper. Pp.vii,447. In three sections headed "The Chemistry of Acid-Fast Bacteria", "The Chemical Changes in the Tuberculous Host" and "The Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis".
Published : Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore 1923, First Edition

West, Luther S.; Peters, Oneita B. - An Annotated Bibliography of Musca Domestica Linnaeus

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which shows some rubbing. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xiii,743. Frontispiece. Described as "a new aid to entomological research."
Published : Dawsons of Pall Mall 1973, First Edition

Wheeler J. F. G. - On the Stock of Whales at South Georgia

4to. A very good copy in light grey card covers. Comprises pages 351-372 of Volume IX of the "Discovery Reports." 5 tables. 3 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 1934,

Wightman W.P.D. - Science and the Renaissance; an Introduction to the Study of the Emergence of the Sciences in the Sixteenth Century Volume 1

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a few edge tears. Pp.xv,327. 8 plates. End-paper map. This volume traces the growth of scientific ideas in the Renaissance. (The second volume is a bibliography of 16th century scientific books in the library of Aberdeen University).
Published : Oliver & Boyd for the University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh 1962, First Edition

Williamson George - Memorials of the Lineage, Early Life, Education and Development of the Genius of James Watt

A very good copy in a half-leather binding. Five raised bands. Moderate wear to the spine. 262 pages. 16 illustrations including folding map of the River Clyde, double page view of Greenock and folding plan of the steamship "Atrato". (Loosely inserted is a folding plate of the same ship which does not appear to come from the book).
Published : Printed for the Watt Club By Thomas Constable Printer to Her Majexty 1856, First Edition

Wood, Rev. J.G. - Common Objects of the Microscope

Illustrated by Tuffen West.
Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in red cloth decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Ownership inscription. Pp.iv,188. 12 full page colour plates. Black and white illustrations in the text. "---a general demand has arisen for an elementary handbook upon the Microscope and its practical application to the study of nature; and in order to supply that want, this little volume has been published."
Published : Routledge, Warne & Routledge, London 1864,

Youngson, A. J. - The Scientific Revolution in Victorian Medicine

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 237 pages.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1979, First Edition

Yule, Bill - Matrons, Medics and Maladies : Inside Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in the 1840s

Illustrated by John Johnstone.
Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,236. Illustrated. A serious but entertaining study which refers to real cases.
Published : Tuckwell Press, East Linton 1999, First Edition