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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

Waterson A.P. & Wilkinson Lise - An Introduction to the History of Virology

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little yellowed with age. 237pp. Colour frontispiece. 27 figures in text. This is a study of the development of knowledge of viruses and the diseases they cause in plants, animals and man.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1978, 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

Wellcome Henry S.; Malcolm L. W. G. - Souvenir Cinchona Tercentenary Celebration and Exhibition at the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 115 pages. Colour frontispiece and five black and white illustrations. Contains a detailed list of the exhibits at the exhibition which was organised to mark the first recognised use of cinchona bark by Europeans.
Published : The Wellcome Foundation, London 1930, 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

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