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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,

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.,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

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

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

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, Third Impression

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

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

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

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, New Edition

Upton, Brian - Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,247. Numerous figures including colour. A study of the part played by volcanoes in the making of Scotland's landscape.
Published : Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh 2004, 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

Hardback. A fair to 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

Hardbacks. [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, First Edition Thus

Whittaker E. T. - A Course of Modern Analysis: An Introduction to the General Theory of Infinite Series and of Analytic Functions; With an Account of the Principal Transcendental Functions

Hardback. Small 4to. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Small neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xvi,378.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1902, First Edition

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