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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
£18.00

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
£35.00

Prinzing Dr. Friedrich - Epidemics Resulting from Wars

A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine (which is faded although lettering is clear.) Bookplate. Pp.xii,340 + 6 page Appendix. Deals with war epidemics from early times up to 1913 with an introductory chapter and a final chapter on "epidemics in besieged strongholds".
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1916, First Edition
£45.00

Raistrick Arthur - Quakers in Science and Industry

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a number of small edge tears. Ownershipo inscription on front free end-paper. 361 pages. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. 10 charts of family and business connections. This is an account of the Quaker contributions to science and industry during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Published : The Bannisdale Press, London 1950, First Edition
£25.00

Ramsey A.S. - An Introduction to the Theory of Newtonian Attraction

A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Pp.ix,184. Deals with the theory of the attraction of gravitating solids.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1940, First Edition
£8.00

Rayner Dorothy H. - The Stratigraphy of the British Isles

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.x,453. 8 plates. 80 figures.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1971, Reprint
£10.00

Rayner George W. - Whale Marking II Distribution of Blue, Fin and Humpback Whales Marked from 1932 to 1938

Folio. A near very good copy in grey card covers. Comprises pages 31-38 and plates V-XXII of volume XXV of 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 1948, First Edition Thus
£18.00

Rayner George W. - Whale Marking Progress and Results to December 1939

Softback. 4to. A very good copy in grey card covers. Comprises pages 245-284 and plates XLIII-LXVIII of volume XIX of the Discovery Reports. These 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 1940, First Edition Thus
£20.00

Rayner George W. - Whale Marking Progress and Results to December 1939

Folio. A good plus copy in grey card covers. Smallish tear at foot of spine. Comprises pages 245-284 and plates XLIII-LXVIII of volume XIX of "Discovery Reports." 8 tables and 1 figure in text. The Discovery Reports were fuinded 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 1940, First Edition Thus
£20.00

Reynolds, Osborne - Memoir of James Prescott Joule

Hardback. A very good copy in a full leather binding. The spine has five raised bands, is lettered in gilt on a maroon title piece and is attractively decorated in gilt. Glasgow University gilt logo on front board and prize label from the University on front fixed end-paper. Marbled edges and end-papers. Some spotting to end-papers but otherwise a clean copy internally. Pp.viii,196. Tissue guarded frontispiece. Joule was a physicist who studied the nature of heat and discoverd the law of conservation of energy which led to the first law of thermodynamics.
Published : Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society 1892, First Edition
£55.00

Ritchie John - History of the Laboratory of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and on the upper board. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little light fore-edge foxing. Pp.xi,159. 8 illustrations.
Published : The Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh 1953, First Edition
£15.00

Ritchie Robert Peel - The Early Days of the Royall Colledge of Phisitians, Edinburgh

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in silver. Spine browned but lettering clearly readable. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,313. Frontispiece and 10 illustrations.
Published : George P. Johnston, Edinburgh 1899, First Edition
£28.00

Roddis Louis H. - James Lind Founder of Nautical Medicine

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,177. 8 illustrations. A biography of "the father of naval hygiene" who discovered the cure for scurvy.
Published : William Heinemann Medical Books, London 1951, First Edition
£25.00

Ross, Ivan A. - Medicinal Plants of the World: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses, Volume 2

Hardback. A near fine copy. A nice clean copy with no internal markings. Pp.xiii,487. 24 colour plates. This volume comprehensively documents "the medicinal value of twenty-four major plant species widely used around the world in medical formulations." Contains "an exhaustive survey of available scientific data for each plant." This volume contains an index and references to the chemical constituents of the plants documented.
Published : Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey 2001, First Edition
£70.00

Rossant Janet & Pedersen Roger A (Editors) - Experimental Approaches to Mammalian Embryonic Development

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,558. Figures. Tables. Presents the major breakthroughs in the field in the decade before it was poublished.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1986, First Edition
£20.00

Rosseland S. - Theoretical Astrophysics: Atomic Theory and the Analysis of Stellar Atmospheres and Envelopes

A very good copy in a good, slightly worn, dustwrapper. 355pp. Numerous diagrams and equations.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1936, First Edition
£30.00

Russell K. F. - British Anatomy 1525-1800 A Bibliography

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 750 copies signed by the author, this being no. 662. Pp.xvii,254. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Melbourne University Press 1963, First Edition
£22.00

Scheele Carl Wilhelm and Others - The Early History of Chlorine Papers By Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1774), C. L. Berthollet (1785),, Guyton De Morveau (1787), J.L. Gay-Lussac and L.J. Thenard (1809)

A very good copy in grey boards. Two smallish University stamps. 49pp. No. 13 of the Alembic Club reprints.
Published : Alembic Club, Edinburgh 1905,
£10.00

Schutte Gudmund - Our Forefathers the Gothonic Nations a Manual of the Ethnography of the Gothic, German, Dutch, Anglo-Saxon, Frisian and Scandinavian Peoples

A very good two volume set in dustwrappers which are a little chipped and torn. Internally a nice clean set without inscriptions or foxing. Vol.1, 288pp, 10 illus. Vol. 2, 482pp, 20 illus. "The aim of this work is to supply the lack of a systematic ethnological description of our forefathers, the peoples of the North".
Published : Cambridge University Press 1929, First Edition
£40.00

Senft James R. - Miniature Ringbom Engines

Softback. A fine copy. 114 pages. Numerous illustrations. Described as "a practical introduction to a whole new branch of Stirling engine technology."
Published : Moriya Press 2000, First Edition
£15.00

Shepherd John A. - Simpson and Syme of Edinburgh

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xv,288. Frontispiece and 20 plates. A study of the medical achievemnets of two mid-19th century Edinburgh doctors.
Published : E & S Livingstone, Edinburgh 1969, First Edition
£10.00

Simson Dr. Robert - Elements of the Conic Sections

New edition, revised and corrected. A good copy in contemporary leather binding with some wear at spine ends and board tips. Gilt bands on spine. Apart from previous owner's name and date a nice clean copy internally. 253pp. 14 folding plates.
Published : R. Chapman, Glasgow 1817,
£125.00

Singer Charles - A Short History of Biology. A General Introduction to the Study of Living Things

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.xxxv,572. 194 illustrations. "This work attempts to give, in simple language, a critical survey of the historical development of biological problems."
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1931, First Edition
£10.00

Slack Harry D. - Studies on Loch Lomond 1

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.x,133. 4 plates. 3 maps. 21 figures. Describes the topography and waters of the loch with its fauna from plankton to snails and midges and the unique "freshwater herring" or powan.
Published : Published for the University Of Glasgow By Blackie & Son Ltd., Glasgow 1957, First Edition
£15.00

Smith David Eugene - History of Mathematics Volume 1 General Survey of the History of Elementary Mathematics

Spine lettering rather dull but otherwise a very good copy in the original brown cloth. Pp.xxii,596. Illustrated. A chronological survey showing the growth of mathematics from prehistoric times onwards.
Published : Ginn and Company, Boston 1923, First Edition
£10.00

Somerville, Mary (Edited By Dorothy MacMillan) - Queen of Science : Personal Recollections of Mary Somerville

Softback. A very good copy. Pp.xlv,434. "The memoirs of a remarkable woman who became one of the most gifted mathematicians and scientists of the nineteenth century. Oxford's Somerville College was named after her". First published in 1873 this reprint is a volume in the Canongate Classics series.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 2001,
£10.00

Sprague John T - Electricity: Its Theory, Sources and Applications

A good copy in original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Front hinge tender. 650pp. 124 figures in text. This second edition is greatly enlarged.
Published : E & F.N. Spon, London 1884, Second Edition
£30.00

Stekel Wilhelm - Peculiarities of Behavior : Wandering Mania, Dipsomania, Cleptomania, Pyromania and Allied Impulsive Acts - Two Volumes Complete

Hardback. A very good two volume set in brown cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Vol. I,pp.xiv,328. Vol. II,pp.x,341. This is the authorised English version by James S.Van Teslaar who states in his Preface: "Cleptomania, gambling, pyromania and allied impulses are subjected to the most thorough scrutiny which they have thus far received in the history of psychology."
Published : Williams and Norgate, London 1925, First English Edition
£30.00

Sternberg Dr. Maximilian - Acromegaly

A very good copy in bright, attractive, blind-stamped brown boards decorated and lettered in gilt. Two stamps from a medical library plus ink number on front end-paper and title page. 138pp + 40pp report and publications of the New Sydenham Society. 16 illustrations.
Published : New Sydenham Society, London 1899, First Edition
£30.00

Stevenson Roger E. et al (Editors) - Human Malformations and Related Anomalies - 2 Vol. set

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in black cloth lettered in gilt. Clean copies without ownership inscription, foxing or any other internal marking. Vol. I,pp.xvii,271. Vol. II,pp.xi,1162. Numerous figures and tables. This is No. 27 of the Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics. [Please notes these two volumes are very heavy and will incur extra postage].
Published : Oxford University Press 1993, First Edition
£75.00

Still George Frederic - The History of Paediatrics : The Progress Of the Study Of Diseases Of Children Up To The End Of The XVIIIth Century

Hardback. A very good copy in a green leatherette binding lettered in gilt. Corner clipped from front end-paper. A nice clean copy with no foxing or internal marking. Pp.xviii,526. Numerous illustrations. This is a reprint of a book first published by Oxford University Press in 1931. A study of the development of paediatrics up to the end of the 18th century "with special reference to the growth in this country of the study of disease in children." A scarce title.
Published : College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London 1996,
£65.00

Stranger Ralph - Wireless, the Modern Magic Carpet

Hardback. Nd. c.1929. A good plus copy in light green cloth. Some edge foxing. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.viii,279. Nearly 250 diagrams and illustrations. A quite detailed work on the early wireless set.
Published : George Newnes, London, Third Edition
£18.00

Taylor Andrew G; Gordon John E.; Usher Michael B. (Editors) - Soils, Sustainability and the Natural Heritage

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,316. Colour illustrations. Figures. Consists mainly of papers delivered at a conference organised by Scottish Natural Heritage.
Published : HMSO, Edinburgh 1996, First Edition
£12.00

Taylor Henry Osborn - Greek Biology and Medicine

A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xv,151.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1922, First Edition
£12.00

Taylor Hugh Stott, Lawrence Ernest O, and Langmuir Irving - Molecular Films the Cyclotron and the New Biology

A very good copy in a rather worn dustwrapper with some internal sellotape repairs. Bookplate. 95pp. 24 figures. Essays-two by Nobel prize winners-aimed at helping to solve some of the most difficult questions in biology.
Published : Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick 1942, First Edition
£10.00

The Staff of the Jackson Laboratory (Edited By Earl L. Green) - Biology of the Laboratory Mouse

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.x,706. 219 figures including three colour plates. 103 tables. This revised second edition "remains the only comprehensive treatment of all aspects of mouse biology."
Published : Dover Publications Inc., New York 1975, Second Edition
£15.00

Thompson C. J. S. - Guide to the Surgical Instruments and Objects in the Historical Series with Their History and Development (Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England)

A very good copy in light grey card covers with light blue cloth spine. Small inscription on front end-paper. Pp.iv,92. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Royal College of Surgeons of England, London 1929, First Edition
£40.00

Thomson A.G.M. - The Position of the Old Red Sandstone in the Geological Succession

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Bevelled edges. No ownership inscription. Pp.vi,224. Author's unsigned compliments slip loosely inserted. The author puts forward hypotheses as to how the old red sandstone was produced and its correct dating.
Published : John Leng & Co, Dundee` 1903, First Edition
£50.00

Thorne, Colin R. et al (Editors) - River, Coastal and Shoreline Protection: Erosion Control Using Riprap and Armourstone

Hardback. A near fine copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xv,766. Numerous illustrations/figures. "Fundamental issues and problems concerned with the protection of waterways and coasts form the basis of this book. Drawing on worldwide expertise, it concentrates entirely on riprap and armourstone and covers all aspects of the use of rock erosion control."
Published : John Wiley & Sons, Chichester 1995, First Edition
£240.00

Thornton John L. - Medical Books, Libraries and Collectors: a Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to the Medical Sciences

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little worn at the edges. 445pp. 16 illustrations. A mine of information on medical books.
Published : Andre Deutsch, London 1966, Second Revised Edition
£18.00

Tibbles William - Foods Their Origin, Composition and Manufacture

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Single stamp on half title. Pp.viii,950. Many tables. A comprehensive work on the chemical make-up and nutritional value of foods. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, London 1912, First Edition
£45.00

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
£20.00

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, Third Impression
£6.00

Turner A Logan - Sir William Turner ; A Chapter in Medical History

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine lettering a little dull. Ownership inscriptions on front free end-paper. Pp.xv,514. Frontispiece and six illustrations. Sir William Turner was professor of anatomy and Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1919, First Edition
£17.00

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
£12.00