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A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of: BURNET, Gilbert

BURNET, Gilbert

Published by for Richard Chiswell and John Taylor, London (1692)

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Item Description: for Richard Chiswell and John Taylor, London, 1692. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (182 x 144 mm). [4] 5-40 pp. Signatures: A-E4. Including half-title. Some offsetting to text. Disbound. Text generally clean and little age-toned, a few occasional spots. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne. ---- Fulton 299; Wing B5899. The very rare first edition, issue "A", with narrower black border and last line on p.33 reading 'the Account of Optinion' (see Fulton). One a single copy of this issue is recorded at auction in the past 40 years. "The necrological sheets of 17th-century worthies are rare, and it is seldom that more than one or two copies have survived . In the case of Boyle, seven elegies are known, and his funeral sermon was issued at least four times." (Fulton, p.170). Bookseller Inventory # 002490

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Lives, Characters, and a Sermon preached at: BURNET, Gilbert

BURNET, Gilbert

Published by printed by Graisberry and Campbell, for W. Watson and Son., Dublin (1804)

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Item Description: printed by Graisberry and Campbell, for W. Watson and Son., Dublin, 1804. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (167 x 101 mm). ix [1], [10], 320 [2] pp., including final blank. Separate half-title pages for "Some passages of the life and death of.John Earl of Rochester", "A Sermon preached at the funeral of.John Earl of Rochester", "A Sermon preached at the funeral of.Robert Boyle", and "Biographical extracts from Bishop Burnet's history of his own times." Contemporary calf, spine with gilt-lettered label (boards, spine and extremities rubbed, corners worn). Internally little browned and occasionally spotted, title-page and first leaves somewhat dust soiled, occasional pencil annotations and markings in text. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne. ---- FIRST EDITION, very rare. Content: The life and death of Sir Matthew Hale.[by Gilbert Burnet, pp. (1)-99] - Additional notes of the life and death of Sir Matthew Hale.written by Richard Baxter [pp. 101-128] - Some passages of the life and death of.John Earl of Rochester.by Gilbert Burnet [pp. (129)-211] - A Sermon preached at the funeral of.John Earl of Rochester.by Robert Parsons [pp. (213)-245] - A Sermon preached at the funeral of.Robert Boyle [by Gilbert Burnet, pp. (247)-285] - Biographical extracts from Bishop Burnet's history of his own times [pp. (287)-320]. Bookseller Inventory # 002503

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Occasional Reflections upon several Subjects. Whereto is: BOYLE, Robert

BOYLE, Robert

Published by Printed for Henry Herringman, London (1669)

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Item Description: Printed for Henry Herringman, London, 1669. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Two parts in one volume. 8vo (165 x 106 mm). [40], 413 [1], [8] pp. Signatures: A8 a8 b4 B-Z8 Aa-Dd8 Ee4. Contemporary calf, rebacked (boards rubbed, corners restored and bumped). Internally little browned and spotted, preliminary leaf a2 trimmed at lower margin costing a few letters. Provenance: G. L. Benson (inscription on front pastedown dated 1834); F. M. Godwin Walliss (inscription on front pastedown); The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to title verso and p.51). ---- Fulton 65; Wing B4006. SECOND EDITION. Largely written whilst on holiday at Stalbridge in Dorset, Boyle reflects upon many subjects including angling ('Upon Fishing with a counterfeit Fly' and 'Upon Catching Store of Fish at a Baited Place'), 'Upon the Sports being interrupted by Rainy-weather' and 'Upon the Eating of Oysters', "Boyle's discursive style made him the object of playful satire, and Swift confesses that the present work was the inspiration of his 'Occasional Meditations on a Broomstick', and it is usually stated that Reflection III of Section VI on 'The Eating of Oysters' (p. 194) gave birth to Gulliver's Travels." (Fulton, p.47). "The book was once wrongly attributed to Isaac Walton." (Honeyman 464). Bookseller Inventory # 002492

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The Origine of Formes and Qualities.: BOYLE, Robert

BOYLE, Robert

Published by Printed by H. Hall, for Ric Davis, Oxford (1666)

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Item Description: Printed by H. Hall, for Ric Davis, Oxford, 1666. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (137 x 89 mm). [50], 1-269, [5], 271-433 [1] pp., errata on final page, two-leaves advertisements on T7-8, imprimatur on title-leaf verso dated November 2, 1665. Signatures: a-b? A² B-S? T? (T6+?1.2) V-Z? 2A-2F? Contemporary calf (early rebacking, upper hinge repaired, corners worn and bumped, boards soiled). Internally somewhat browned and spotted (final two leaves stronger), few leaves with marginal dampstains, tiny hole in leaf a1 affecting two letters recto and verso. Provenance: Carol Migley, and John Newton (early ownership inscriptions on flyleaf and title-page), The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to title verso). ---- Fulton 77; Wing B4014. - FIRST EDITION. In 'The Origine of Formes and Qualities', Boyle argued that the defining properties of objects came not from within, but rather from the effects they produced upon the world around them. "In his essay on 'Colours' and in the present work Boyle paved the way for the Newtonian concept of light. His predecessors had held that the properties of a body were due to its innate qualities: that grass was green because it had 'greenness' in it. In this work Boyle argued that the qualities of bodies resulted not entirely from their innate substance, but rather from the effects which they produced upon their immediate surroundings" (Fulton, p.55). Bookseller Inventory # 002485

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New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring and: BOYLE, Robert

BOYLE, Robert

Published by Miles Flesher for Richard Davis, London (1685)

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Item Description: Miles Flesher for Richard Davis, London, 1685. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Three parts in one volume. 4to (196 x 165 mm). [16], 203 [1]; [12], 117 [1], [2]; [8], 102, [2] pp., half-title and 2 engraved plates (one folding) bound after title, blank 2V4, and final leaf listing the author's publications. Light browning, first gathering working loose and final 4 leaves softened and chipped at upper inner corner, first plate chipped at head. Contemporary sheep, rebacked (boards and extremities rubbed, corners scuffed). Provenance: Thomas Harrison of Queen's College, Cambridge (probably the Secretary of the Royal Institution who was an anti-slavery campaigner, 1771-1824), bookplate to front pastedown; The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to half-title verso). ---- Fulton 15; Wing B4000; (cf. PMM 143 for second ed.) - THIRD EDITION. "Boyle's New Experiments Physico-Mechanical. recounted experiments using a vacuum chamber or 'air pump' which he constructed with the assistance of Hooke. Rejecting the scholastic notion that nature could not tolerate a vacuum, he showed how it was perfectly possible to produce one, and this enabled him to illustrate the characteristics and functions of the air by studying the effects of its withdrawal on flame, light, and living creatures. He also argued that certain characteristics of the air could only be explained in terms of the ingenious hypothesis that it had a certain weight and 'spring'" (ODNB). This edition includes his controversial tracts against Linus and Hobbes, the former provoking an attack to which Boyle wrote a defence that contained 'Boyle¿s law', first published in the second edition. Bookseller Inventory # 002505

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Some Considerations Touching the Usefulnesse of Experimental: BOYLE, Robert
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Item Description: Hen: Hall for Ri: Davis, Oxford, 1664. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (193 x 149 mm). [14], [2] 1-126 (i.e., 124), [2]; 3-416 (i.e., 410) pp., several mispaginations. Signatures: *? **? B-R? a-z4 2a-2z4 3a-3d? Head- and tail-pieces, initials. Title-page within double-ruled border. "Of the usefulnesse of natural philosophy. The second part" has separate divisional title page, pagination and final vertical half-title on 3d4r, but no register. "An appendix to the first section of the second part" has half title on 2o3. 20th century half calf over marbled boards, spine with 4 raised bands and compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, original front flyleaf preserved. Internally only little age-toned with light browning to margins, a few occasional spots, otherwise crisp and clean. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to title verso and p.51). Uncollated. Fulton 52A. Bookseller Inventory # 002487

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Some Motive and Incentives to the Love: BOYLE, Robert

BOYLE, Robert

Published by Printed for Henry Herringman, London (1665)

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Item Description: Printed for Henry Herringman, London, 1665. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 4th Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (162 x 104 mm). [18], 173 [1] pp. Signatures: A-M8. Contemporary calf, spine with 4 raised bands (boards, spine and extremities rubbed, upper hinge split but holding). Internally only very little browned. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to half-title verso and p.51). Good copy. ---- Fulton 4. Fourth Edition of Boyles first separate work. The type of this edition is entirely reset from the previous. Known under the title "Seraphick Love" from the running head used in all 17th -century English editions, it did not find a place on the title-page until the 1693 Latin edition (see Fulton, p.2). Though perhaps as little known as any of Robert Boyle's numerous writings, there is much interest attaching to this work, as well as something of a romance in his life. By 1752, the work had been carried through fifteen English editions or variants. The text was written by Boyle when he was but 22 years old and is in the form of a letter addressed to Lindamor, 'a learned youth, well-born and well-bred.' It was suggested that this imaginary character, who appears in a number of Boyle's writings, was in fact no other than Boyle himself. (Fulton, p.3). Bookseller Inventory # 002497

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Occasional Reflections upon several Subiects [sic]. Whereto: BOYLE, Robert

BOYLE, Robert

Published by W. Wilson for Henry Herringman, London (1665)

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Item Description: W. Wilson for Henry Herringman, London, 1665. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Two parts in one volume. 8vo (165 x 106 mm). [40], 1-80, 161-264, 1-229, [11] pp. A8 a8 b4 B-F8 M-R8 S4 Aa-Pp8. Title printed in red and black, imprimatur leaf before title, advertisement leaf after S4 not included. "Occasional reflections. The IV. section" (caption title) has separate pagination and register. Quires G-L and p. 81-161 are omitted but the text is continuous. Later calf (boards and extremities rubbed). Text only little browned, some ink underlinings in text, upper margin trimmed close affecting page numbers on a few leaves. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to title verso and p.51). Good copy. ---- Fulton 64; Wing B4005, Honeyman 464. - FIRST EDITION. Largely written whilst on holiday at Stalbridge in Dorset, Boyle reflects upon many subjects including angling ('Upon Fishing with a counterfeit Fly' and 'Upon Catching Store of Fish at a Baited Place'), 'Upon the Sports being interrupted by Rainy-weather' and 'Upon the Eating of Oysters', "Boyle's discursive style made him the object of playful satire, and Swift confesses that the present work was the inspiration of his 'Occasional Meditations on a Broomstick', and it is usually stated that Reflection III of Section VI on 'The Eating of Oysters' (p. 194) gave birth to Gulliver's Travels." (Fulton). "The book was once wrongly attributed to Isaac Walton." (Honeyman 464). Bookseller Inventory # 002494

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The Christian Virtuoso: Shewing that by Being: BOYLE, Robert

Item Description: Edw. Jones, for John Taylor, and John Wyat, London, 1690. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (166 x98 mm). [20], 120; [4], 35 [1]; [2], 57 [1] pp. Signatures: pi2 A-H8 I4, A-C4, A-C8 D6. Separate title-pages and paginations to each part, last part "Greatness of mind promoted by Christianity" with 1691 as year of publication. Including first blank. Contemporary calf with old rebacking, spine gilt with lettering piece titled in gilt (hinges repaired, without first flyleaf). Internally little browned, worming to lower blank margin of first leaves, faint dampstaining to final two leaves. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to half-title verso and p.51). Good copy. ---- Fulton 191; Wing B3931, B4019, B3983. FIRST EDITIONS, first issues, without half-title and with uncancelled title-page mentioning "John Wyat" in the imprint. "This tract has certain human interest since in the Preface to Part I, and also in the text itself, Boyle discusses the reasons why as a professed scientist he has devoted so much attention to religion, or between reason and dogmatic faith - and he wishes to state his conviction (Fulton, p.130). The second part of The Christian virtuoso was not published until 1744. "Reflections upon a theological distinction" (Wing B4019) and "Greatness of mind, promoted by Christianity" (Wing B3983) each have separate dated title page, pagination, and register. Neither were separately published. Bookseller Inventory # 002495

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Some Motive and Incentives to the Love: BOYLE, Robert

BOYLE, Robert

Published by Printed for W. Owen and R. Goadby, London (1752)

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Item Description: Printed for W. Owen and R. Goadby, London, 1752. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo (164 x 102 mm). [24], 168 pp. Signatures: A-H12. Contemporary calf, boards ruled in gilt, spine with red morocco label titled in gilt (rubbing to boards and extremities). Internally only very little browned. Provenance: Eliz. Danby (inscribed and dated on first flyleaf "1768, The gift of her brother"); The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to half-title verso and p.51). A fine, wide-margined copy. ---- Fulton 9A. Very rare (Fulton lists but four copies). This edition, published at Sherborne, was first described by Sir Geoffrey Keynes, who pointed out that 'The Boyle Family had acquired the Manor of Stalbridge, near Sherborne, in 1636, and their representatives, still valuing Robert's devotional exercise in 1752, but finding it unobtainable, may have suggested the reprinting to the local publisher and printer, Goadby." (Fulton 9A). Bookseller Inventory # 002496

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Some Motive and Incentives to the Love: BOYLE, Robert

BOYLE, Robert

Published by Printed by Edw Jones, for Henry Herringman, London (1700)

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Item Description: Printed by Edw Jones, for Henry Herringman, London, 1700. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 8th Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (181 x 118 mm). [16], 174 pp. Signatures: A-M8. Including frontispiece portrait of the author on A1v. Contemporary blind stamped calf (foot of spine damaged, extremities, boards and spine rubbed, corners bumped). Internally browned and spotted throughout (last page stronger), a few contemporary text markings, minor worming to lower blank margin. Provenance: Ric Booth (inscribed on front pastedown and dated 1700); The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to half-title verso and p.51). Good, wide-margined copy. ---- Fulton 8. Eighth Edition, very rare with the engraved frontispiece (Fulton does not mention it and speculates whether A1 is a blank). Boyles first separate work. The type of this edition is entirely reset from the previous. Known under the title "Seraphick Love" from the running head used in all 17th -century English editions, it did not find a place on the title-page until the 1693 Latin edition (see Fulton, p.2). Though perhaps as little known as any of Robert Boyle's numerous writings, there is much interest attaching to this work, as well as something of a romance in his life. By 1752, the work had been carried through fifteen English editions or variants. The text was written by Boyle when he was but 22 years old and is in the form of a letter addressed to Lindamor, 'a learned youth, well-born and well-bred.' It was suggested that this imaginary character, who appears in a number of Boyle's writings, was in fact no other than Boyle himself. (Fulton, p.3). Bookseller Inventory # 002504

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The Life of the honourable Robert Boyle: BIRCH, Robert

BIRCH, Robert

Published by A. Millar, London (1744)

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Item Description: A. Millar, London, 1744. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (201 x 124 mm). [6], 458, [16] pp. Publisher's adverts leaf bound before title and another after final numbered page, 16 pp. index bound at the end. Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with gilt-lettered red morocco label (hinges cracked but holding, spine ends chipped, little wear to extremities). Internally clean and only very little browned. Provenance: William Hart Coleridge (armorial bookplate to front pastedown); The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to title verso and p.51). ---- Fulton 380; Honeyman 333. First separate edition; also appended to the 1744 collected edition of Boyle's works. The chief early authority for a biography of Boyle (Fulton 380). Bookseller Inventory # 002500

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Occasional Reflections by the Hon. Robert Boyle.: BOYLE, Robert

BOYLE, Robert

Published by John Sharpe, London (1820)

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Item Description: John Sharpe, London, 1820. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 4th Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo (129 x 82 mm). [2], [5] 6-155 [1] pp. Engraved title-page, half-title bound after title. Contemporary diced calf, boards ruled in gilt (hinges repaired). Internally clean and crisp, only some foxing to title-page. Provenance: G. Fullerton (inscribed on first flyleaf and dated 1828); The library of Hugh Selbourne. ---- Fulton 67. Fourth edition, very rare. Largely written whilst on holiday at Stalbridge in Dorset, Boyle reflects upon many subjects including angling ('Upon Fishing with a counterfeit Fly' and 'Upon Catching Store of Fish at a Baited Place'), 'Upon the Sports being interrupted by Rainy-weather' and 'Upon the Eating of Oysters', "Boyle's discursive style made him the object of playful satire, and Swift confesses that the present work was the inspiration of his 'Occasional Meditations on a Broomstick', and it is usually stated that Reflection III of Section VI on 'The Eating of Oysters' (p. 194) gave birth to Gulliver's Travels." (Fulton, p.47). Bookseller Inventory # 002501

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A continuation of New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching: BOYLE, Robert
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Item Description: Printed by Henry Hall . for Richard Davis, London, 1669. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. A continuation of New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring and Weight of the air, and their Effects. The I. Part. Written by way of letter to the Right Honourable the Lord Clifford and Dungarvan. Oxford: Printed by Henry Hall . for Richard Davis, 1669. [2], 198, [12] pp., lacking the title-leaf *1 and 7 preface leaves *2-**4, including vertical label-title at the end. Internally little browned, cancelled signature on half-title, a few ink marginalia, faint dampstaining to a few leaves. [Bound with:] A Continuation of New Experiments Physico-Mechanical, Touching the Spring and Weight of the air, and their Effects. The Second part. London: Miles Flesher for Richard Davis, 1682. [16], 198, [10] pp., 5 folding engraved plates. Signatures: A4 a4 B-Z4 Aa-Cc4 b2 Dd2. Leaves b1-b2 misbound after Cc4. Internally little browned, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, errata corrected in text. 4to (191 x 149 mm). Two works bound in one volume. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with lettered paper label, hinges repaired (boards and extremities rubbed, corners bumped). Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to half-title verso and p.51 of first work). ---- I. Fulton 16, Wing B3934. II. Fulton 18, Wing B3935. FIRST EDITION OF THIS FIRST CONTINUATION and FIRST EDITION OF THE SECOND CONTINUATION in English. This book contains the famous image illustrating Boyle¿s experiment drawing water with his pump up to the top of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. Boyle¿s rather interesting preface recounts some of the trials and tribulations of both scientific research and the publishing process. Bookseller Inventory # 002499

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Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflections,: NEWTON, Isaac

NEWTON, Isaac

Published by W. & J. Innys, London (1718)

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Item Description: W. & J. Innys, London, 1718. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (196 x 122 mm). [8], 382, [2] pp., including advertisement leaf and 12 folding engraved plates bound at end. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, spine with 5 raised bands gilt-lettered in first compartment (corners repaired, extremities little rubbed). Text with light even browning, occasional very minor spotting. A fine, wide-margined copy. ---- Babson 134, Gray 176, Wallis 176, PMM172 (first ed.). SECOND EDITION (first octavo), second issue with title dated 1718 but with the leaf of advertisements at end (Babson states this leaf is missing in this issue). The mathematical tracts were omitted 'as not belonging to the subject', and the number of queries at the end of book three was increased from 16 to 31, including the celebrated query no. 28 on the nature of light 'Are not all Hypotheses erroneous which have hitherto been invented for explaining the Phenomena of Light, by new Modification of the Rays?' (Babson 134). Newton's classic work describing his fundamental experiments on the color spectrum also explains such optical phenomena as the rainbow, "Newton's rings," and the double refraction of the Icelandic spar. Newton opens his study with the claim, "My Design in this Book is not to explain the Properties of Light by Hypotheses, but to propose and prove them by Reason and Experiments." Because of Newton's reliance on scientific method, Opticks remained for over a century "a work of great authority; 'supreme' in Andrade's works 'as a record of experiment and scientific deduction from experiment'" (PMM). Opticks was expanded from Newton's first publication (which was also the first major scientific discovery to be published in a scientific journal): "New Theory about Light and Colours," a paper that appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1672. Opticks was by far the most popular of Newton's works during his lifetime; he supervised five editions himself (three in English and two in Latin), and two French editions were published before his death in 1727. The two "Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures" included at the end of the text are Newton's first published mathematical papers and were intended to assert his priority over Leibniz in the discovery of the calculus. Bookseller Inventory # 002542

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On the Origin of Species by Means: DARWIN, Charles
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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (198 x 125 mm). ix [1], 502, 32 pp., including half-title, publisher's advertisements at end dated 'January 1860', and folding table facing p.117. 20th-century green morocco, spine decorated in gilt and with gilt-lettered brown morocco label, marbled endpapers. Pages untrimmed. Text crisp and unmarked, a few little spots to half-title, otherwise virtually unfoxed, pp. 240-241 little soiled. A fine copy overall. ---- Freeman 376; Norman 594. - SECOND EDITION, second printing OF "THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SCIENTIFIC WORK OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. Its publication aroused world-wide criticism and controversy, both religious and scientific" (Grolier/Horblit). The whole edition of 1250 copies was sold on the day of publication. Though the work was initially prompted by observations, made during his travels aboard the Beagle from 1831 to 1836, of the biology and geology of isolated islands, Darwin spent nearly 25 years after his return to England accumulating evidence and considering his theory before publishing. "Although the theory of evolution can be traced to the ancient Greek belief in the 'great chain of being,' Darwin's greatest achievement was to make this centuries-old 'underground' concept acceptable to the scientific community by cogently arguing for the existence of a viable mechanism -- natural selection -- by which new species evolve over vast periods of time. Darwin's influence on biology was fundamental and continues to be felt today" (Garrison-Morton 220). Bookseller Inventory # 002543

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Euclidis Megarensis mathematici clarissimi Elementorum geometricorum lib.: EUCLID

Item Description: Johannes Herwagen, Basel, 1537. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (292 x 198 mm). [8], 587 [1] pp., including the preface by Melanchthon, ornamental capitals and hundreds of diagrams in text, printer's woodcut device on title and Cc6v. Signatures: +4, a-z6, A-Cc6. Latin text with Greek letters used for designating points on geometric diagrams. Contemporary full vellum, spine with 4 raised bands, ink-lettered in first two compartments, embossed lettering to bottom edge (boards soiled and rubbed, little wear to extremities, upper hinge partly split, spine wormed and chipped at foot, corners bumped). Internally very little browned, the name Melanchthon ink censored on preliminary leaves, worm track to lower blank margin of first and final few leaves, little soiling of title-page, contemporary ink marginalia throughout (some shaved, one folded), faint marginal dampstains to few pages, occasional small ink spots. Provenance: Libreria Loescher, Roma (sticker to front pastedown). A fine, unrestored and wide-margined copy in nice contemporary binding. ---- Thomas-Stanford 9; Steck III.33; Houzeau-Lancater 832; Honeyman 977; VD 16, E4154; BM STC, German Books p. 288; Adams E 974. FIRST LATIN EDITION by Herwagen (Hervagius) with the prefatory letter by Philip Melanchthon which is often missing because of censorship (his name in our copy just inked out). Hervagen uses Bartolomeo Zanetti's translation of 1505 for this edition after having previously printed the first edition of the Greek text in 1533. The 1537 edition became the first to contain also Euclids smaller tracts "Phaenomena"(Spherical geometry), "Catoptrica" (Mirror-reflexion), "Optica", "Data" and "De levi et ponderoso" It was reprinted in 1546 and in 1558. Bookseller Inventory # 002541

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Exercitationum Physicarum De Lumine, Luce Et Coloribus: ECKHARD, Arnold &

Item Description: Wächter, Rinteln, 1671. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (190 x 162 mm). [8], 1-96 [2] 97-176 pp., including numerous letterpress tables, decorated woodcut initials, blank leaf after p.96, and 7 diagramic woodcut diagrams (Figura I, III to VIII) on 4 leaves (of which 6 printed recto and verso) bound at the end. Drop title "Exercitatio Physica quarta de iride" on p.97, "Exercitatio Physica Quinta" with drop title on p.141. Signatures: 1-4, A-S4 T2 U-Z4. Bound without cover (paper wrap to spine only). Text browned and foxed throughout (title stronger), small dampstain to lower corner of few leaves, title page chipped and torn at blank fore-margin and gutter, first preliminary leaf chipped at head affecting two letters. Provenance: C. M. Cariel (ex-libris stamp dated 1872 with shelf mark to lower title). Still good copy. ---- Exceedingly rare inaugural dissertation and experimental study of the physical characteristics of light and colours, including the light emmitted by the sun and stars. No copy recorded at auction. OCLC Worldcat records copies at three libraries (Halle, Hanover and Jena) only, all appear to be incomplete (lacking pp. 1-96). The woodcut diagrams on 4 sheets appear to be complete as there is no figure II printed on sheet 1 verso. Bookseller Inventory # 002580

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Cométographie ou traité historique et théorique des: PINGRÉ, Alexandre Guy

PINGRÉ, Alexandre Guy

Published by L¿Imprimerie Royale, Paris (1783)

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Item Description: L¿Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1783. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two volumes. Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1783-1784. 4to (247 x 192 mm). xii, 630, [2] pp., 1 engraved plate; viii, 518 pp., 6 engraveed plates. Woodcut headpieces and numerous letterpress tables in text, errata leaf bound at end of vol. I. Contemporary full calf, spines with 5 raised bands each, gilt-tooled in compartments and with gilt-lettered label (extremities worn, spine ends chipped, corners scuffed and bumped, hinges of vol. I starting but cords holding, hinges of vol. II partly cracked, remnant of paper label to vol. I), marbled endpapers, red-dyed edges. Text clean with only minor spotting and browning, titles little browned in margins and with erased stamps and paper slip pasted over old signature. Very good copy. ---- Honeyman 2484 ; Nouv. Biogr. Génér. 40, 269/70 - FIRST EDITION, of Pingré's monumental Cométographie, one of the most important books on the subject, still recommended as a source for cometary studies in the 1950s. "Pingré's most important work" (Honeyman) deals with the phenomenon of comets from a historic, astronomic and mathematical perspective. Divided in four parts, it examines the history of astronomy in the first, beginning with an account of Babylonian and Egyptian science. In the following section a thorough catalogue of all comets observed since antiquity is given, which still constitutes a major source of information. The third part deals with theories on the nature of comets and their potential physical effects on the life on earth, while the final section discusses methods for the computation of cometary orbits. Pingré (died 1795) was a famous French astronomer who participated in several scientific voyages, and he was the first to make good observations of VENUS. He was for some time chancellor of Paris University and also librarian of Sainte-Géneviève. This is his principal work and copies have become VERY RARE. Bookseller Inventory # 002562

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Experimental Researches in Electricity. Volumes I-III: FARADAY, Michael

FARADAY, Michael

Published by Richard and John Edward Taylor, Richard Taylor and William Francis, London (1839)

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Item Description: Richard and John Edward Taylor, Richard Taylor and William Francis, London, 1839. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. London: Richard and John Edward Taylor, [Vols. I-II], Richard Taylor and William Francis [Vol. III], 1839, 1844, 1855. Three volumes. 8vo (226 x 142 mm). Vol. 1: vi, 574, [10] pp., including publishers ads. at rear and 8 folding engraved plates. Vol. 2: viii, 302, [2] pp., including half title and 5 engraved plates (2 folding). Vo. 3: viii, 588 pp., folding lithographed plate and 3 engraved folding plates. All in original publishers bindings. Vols. I-II: green fine-diaper cloth with central blind-stamped vine-leaf and flower figures on front and back covers (not uniform), gilt-lettered spines (no vol.-number on the spine of Vol. I); Vol. III: original blue-green fine-diaper cloth, gilt-lettered spine (boards and extremities rubbed, corners bumped, top spine of Vol. II chipped, spine of Vol. III with faint shelf-mark), yellow endpapers. Text generally clean with only little age-toning and occasional minor spotting, some foxing to plates. Provenance: Institute of Actuaries (small stamp to title-page of Vol. II); Haileybury College Science Library (bookplate to front pastedown and shelf-mark to first flyleaf of Vol. III). A very good set, very rare in its original publishers cloth. ---- PMM 308; Horblit 29; Norman 762, Sparrow 62, Jeffreys 297. - FIRST EDITION in book form. "Between 1832 and 1852 Faraday published twenty-nine series of papers in the Philosophical Transactions under the title "Experimental researches in electricity"; it was through these papers that his major discoveries relating to electricity and magnetism were first published . These papers, along with pertinent papers and letters published in other scientific journals, were collected in three volumes published in 1839, 1844 and 1855. The collection encompasses the entire range of Faraday's remarkable achievement, including his discovery of electromagnetic induction, his demonstration of the identity of all formes of electricity, his first general theory of electricity as a function of interparticulate strain, and the last series of researches on magnetism, containing the germ of modern field theory, in which Faraday rejected his earlier model of the transmission of magnetic energy in favor of one locating the manifestion of magnetic energy in the field surrounding the magnet." (Norman 762). The author's epoch-making discovery of the means to generate electricity by electro-magnetic induction is the principle behind the dynamo and the transformer, and the foundation of the modern electrical industry. The experiments that Faraday recorded in this paper marked the begining of his "great series of investigations into electricity" (PMM), through which he established the identity of all types of electricity, the magnetic properties of the earth and his theory of "lines" or "tubes" of magnetic force, "the starting point for the revolutionary theories of Clerk Maxwell and later of Einstein" (PMM). The original publisher's bindings are always disparate in colour and/or type of cloth. The first two volumes have a brownish-green colour of the fine-diaper cloth whereas the third volume is bound in a rather bluish-green cloth which eighter has a pebble- or a diaper texture. The Quaritch-reprints are bound in a pebble-textured cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 002137

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HARRIS, W. Snow

Published by John W. Parker, London (1843)

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Item Description: John W. Parker, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (221 x 142 mm). xvi, 226 [2], [4] pp., including lithographed frontispiece and one additional plate, several text illustrations, and 4 pp. publisher's advertisements bound at end. Original publisher's cloth (little chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and little worn. Pages untrimmed, a few pages crudely opened. Some pencil annotations. Provenance: George Frederick Chambers* (armorial bookplate to front pastedown); The library of Hugh Selbourne. ---- George Frederick Chambers (1841-1915) was a barrister, amateur astronomer and author, who wrote a number of popular books about science. Bookseller Inventory # 002479

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MACQUER, Pierre

Published by J. Nourse, London (1775)

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Item Description: J. Nourse, London, 1775. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 3rd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (210 x 129 mm). xix [1], 419 [1]; viii, 432 pp., 6 engraved plates in vol. I. Lacking half-titles. Contemporary tree calf, spines with two morocco labels lettered in gilt (hinges partly cracked, corners worn and bumped). Internally bright and unspotted. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne (small ink stamp to title verso and p.51). ---- Third edition. Translated from "Élémens de chymie-pratique" and "Élémens de chymie théorique" by Andrew Reid, first published in France in 1749. The first English edition was published in 1758. Bookseller Inventory # 002456

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Tractatus de febribus.: PEUCER, Caspar

PEUCER, Caspar

Published by Nikolaus Hoffmann the Elder for Johann Berner, Frankfurt (1614)

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Item Description: Nikolaus Hoffmann the Elder for Johann Berner, Frankfurt, 1614. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (160 x 105 mm). 149, [1] pp., without final blank. Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in script (cover soiled and browned, wear to lower edge). Internally somewhat browned, waterstaining to lower portion throughout, occasional short marginal tears, worming to center of about 30 leaves affecting text. Fair copy. ---- Wellcome I, 4971. - FIRST EDITION of a treatise on fevers by a follower of Paracelsus. Bookseller Inventory # 002555

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JONES, Bence

Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London (1870)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1870. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (220 x 140 mm). viii [4], 385 [3], 24; [8], 491 [1] p. Including frontispieces and half-titles to each vol., one plate in vol. 2, some text illustrations, publisher's advertisments at end of vol. 1, and index at end of vol. 2. Original publisher's purple blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine (little rubbed and soiled, spines lightly sun faded, corners bumped, inner hinges cracked). Internally clean with only little foxing to first and final pages. Provenance: Arthar Biddalph (inscription on first flyleaves); The library of Hugh Selbourne. Good copy. ---- Second revised edition. Michael Faraday (1791-1867) "made foundational contributions in the fields of physics and chemistry, notably in relation to electricity. One of the greatest scientists of his day, Faraday held the position of Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution of Great Britain for over thirty years. Not long after his death, his friend Henry Bence Jones attempted "to join together his words, and to form them into a picture of his life which may be almost looked upon as an autobiography." Jones' compilation of Faraday's manuscripts, letters, notebooks, and other writings resulted in this Life and Letters (1870) which remains an important resource for learning more about one of the most influential scientific experimentalists of the nineteenth century. Volume 1 (1791-1830) covers Faraday's earliest years as an errand boy and bookbinder's apprentice, his arrival at the Royal Institution as an assistant and his early publications on electricity. Volume 2 (1831-1867) describes his research on electricity and electromagnetism, his work as a scientific adviser to the government and industry and his service to education." (Cambridge books online). Bookseller Inventory # 002465

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Über Entwickelungsgeschichte der Thiere. Beobachtung und Reflexion.: BAER, Karl Ernst

BAER, Karl Ernst von

Published by bei den Gebrüdern Bornträger, Königsberg (1828)

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Item Description: bei den Gebrüdern Bornträger, Königsberg, 1828. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two volumes in one. 4to (250 x 207 mm). xxii, [2:errata], 271, [1] pp.; [4], 315, [1] pp., including 7 engraved plates (the first 4 hand-coloured, 6 folding) and one folding letterpress table. Later 19th century cloth, spine lettered in gilt (shelf-label removed from spine, little rubbing to corners). Text crisp and clean, very little occasional spotting, title page of first part somewhat browned, repaired closed tears to title-page and two preliminary leaves of second part (without loss), plates foxed as usual, plate numbers and signatures on last two plates shaved. Provenance: Balfour Library, Zoological Laboratory Cambridge (paper label and ink stamp to front pastedown, another stamp with withdrawal mark to first flyleaf and top corner of title-page), B.E.T. Pagel (paper slip to front pastedown). All in all still a fine, wide-margined copy. ---- PMM 228b; Horblit 9a; Norman 101; Evans 105; Garrison-Morton 479; Grolier Medicine, p.215; DSB I, p.387; Wellcome II, p.84; R. Gaskell, Books from the Library of Walter Pagel, Pt. 2, 7 (this copy). - FIRST EDITION OF THE "FOUNDATION TREATISE ON THE EMBRYOLOGY OF THE HIGHER ANIMALS" (Horblit 9a). "Continuing the work of his friend and collaborator Christian Heinrich Pander, Baer observed the formation of the germ layers and established the germ layer theory. He described the way in which the layers formed various organs by tubulation, and he emphasized that the development of the embryo is from the apparently homogeneous to the obviously heterogeneous. In this he finally refuted the long held and much discussed theory that embryonic parts might be preformed in the egg. The publication of this book provided a solid basis for the further systematic study of mammalian development" (Grolier Medicine, p. 215). After the publication of volume I, there was a delay of nearly 10 years while the publisher waited for Baer to complete volume II. In 1837, at the insistence of subscribers to the work, the first part of volume II was published with an explanatory note stating that the author had submitted copy only slowly during the period from 1829 to 1834 and had then ceased to respond to the publisher's inquiries about his progress. The final portion of the text (not included here) was published only in 1888, 12 years after Baer's death, when it was edited by Ludwig Stieda, who also wrote a biography of Baer. With his discovery of the mammalian ovum a search ended that had begun over 150 years earlier when Harvey propounded that all animals come from eggs. 'In his more extensive work 'De ovi mammalium et hominis genesi' published in 1827, Baer gathered together with great knowledge and scrupulous care all the known facts of embryology and followed in detail the development of the classical subject of embryological research, the hen's egg. He proceeded from this to study the embryological development of the vertebrates in general and subsequently to propose four basic principles which provided a sound basis for the foundation of a new branch of science' (PMM 228b). Bookseller Inventory # 002530

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Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Book the: NEWTON, Isaac

NEWTON, Isaac

Published by W. Strahan & T. Cadell, London (1777)

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Item Description: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, London, 1777. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (305 x 245 mm). lviii, [2], 360 pp., including list of subscribers, errata leaf and 22 folding engraved plates. Mid 20th century brown half morocco over cloth, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in compartments (little rubbing to extremities, spine ends split at joints. Leaves untrimmed and unpressed. Text generally crisp and clean, occasional minor foxing (half-title and some plates stronger), little edge-fraying and dust soiling at outer margins of some leaves. Provenance: Thorp Family*, pasted paper slip with signature "Robert A. Thorp, 1827, CCC " and signature "R. J. Thorp" dated 1904 on free endpaper; John Ebdon**, signed and dated "John Ebdon, 1800" on half-title. ----- Grey 28, Wallis 28; Cohen, Introduction to Newton's "Principia" reprint, London, Dawson, 1969; not in Babson. FIRST EDITION of the SECOND ENGLISH translation of Newton's Principia. Although based on Motte's edition of 1729, Thorp's translation is considered by Cohen to be 'notably improved and amended.' This work is rare in the market. Only three copies are recorded at auction in the past 40 years. *Robert Thorp (1736-1812), Church of England clergyman, later Arch Deacon of Durham and co founder of Durham University. **Rev. John Ebdon, curate of Trimdon, "a man of extensive literary aquirements both as a mathematician and divine" (Gentleman's Magazine, 1817). Bookseller Inventory # 002524

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Les oeuvres de M. Ambroise Paré, conseiller: PARÉ, Ambroise

Item Description: chez Gabriel Buon, Paris, 1575. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (347 x 225 mm). [20], 945, [45] pp. Title within engraved architectural border of the arms of France, portrait of the author to verso of leaf *3, woodcut initials, head and tail-pieces, several woodcut illustrations in text, privilege and errata leaf bound at end. Without the final blank. Signatures: *6 **4 a-z6 A-Z6 Aa-Zz6 AA-NN6 OO4 (-OO4 blank). Later half calf, spine with 6 raised bands and gilt-lettered morocco label in first compartment (spine ends scuffed, boards rubbed and chipped, extremities worn, corners heavily bumped, hinges split but firm). Internally only little browned, occasional minor spotting, title-page little soiled and stained at outer margins and with small paper slip pasted over old signature at top margin, small waterstain to pp. 317-20, upper blank corner of O3 torn, leaf Qq1 with large brown stain and small holes affecting a few letters of text, last few leaves with light marginal waterstainings. Provenance: Grangier Jesuite (signature to lower title); Nancy, Collegio Nancei Societatis Jesu (inscription on title-page). All in all, a sound copy with ample margins and completely unrestored. ---- Waller 7171; Doe 29; NLM/Durling 3530; Wellcome I, 4819; USTC 29582; Garrison-M. 4750, Heirs of Hippocrates 271 (1582 latin ed.). EXCESSIVELY RARE FIRST EDITION of Paré's collected works, with several illustrations printed here for the first time. Only two complete copies recorded at auction in the past 30 years (e.g. Sothebys, May 18, 2010, sold for EUR 132,750). Most copies that have appeared on the market had issues such as lacking or supplied text leaves. The work is profusely illustrated with almost 300 woodcut illustrations, including anatomical and surgical woodcuts, as well as woodcuts of "monsters" and zoological oddities. "Paré, of humble Huguenot beginnings and poorly educated, became the sixteenth century's outstanding surgeon and the greatest military surgeon before his fellow countryman, Larrey, more than two hundred years later. He began his studies as a barber-surgeon and at age nineteen, while working as a surgical dresser and assistant in a Paris hospital, he began to acquire the fund of practical knowledge for which he became a legend in his own time. Probably his best known innovations were his discarding the use of boiling oil in gunshot wounds and the reintroduction of simple ligature instead of red hot cautery after amputation. He invented many surgical and dental instruments and was especially adept at devising ingenious artificial limbs" (Heirs of Hippocrates). "He was the first to suggest that syphilis is a cause of aneurysm. He popularized the truss, introducted artifical limbs, and (in dentistry) re-implantation of the teeth" (Garrison-Morton). The 'Oeuvres' was Paré's pride and joy and his most important work. "He had taken much care in its preparation, it was on good paper, he had good printers, fine woodcuts, and although more than half of it had already been published in earlier works it contained his care of gunshot wounds, which is still of more than passing importance. The book was subjected to much ridicule by the Faculty of Medicine as they wished to suppress its publication. Under a law written in 1533 they had the right to review and censor any book written on a medical subject. Gourmelin, Dean of the Faculty tried his best to suppress the book, but he was not successful because Paré was a favorite of the Royal House. Paré wrote a fifteen page pamphlet in defense of the material in his book in such a forthright, honest manner that he apparently won a victory. At least he was not defeated since the book was published in its entirety and sold out in a very short time . He defended himself by saying he was writing in his native language as Galen and Hippocrates had in theirs; that he had given credit to the ancients for their teachings; and credit to his contemporaries who had contributed approved treatments for the good of the patient; . Bookseller Inventory # 002518

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ABERNETHY, John

Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London (1819)

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Item Description: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1819. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (212 x 130 mm). [2], 66 pp. Modern red half morocco over cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Text little age-toned, occasional minor spotting. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne. FIRST EDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 002422

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BELL, Charles

Published by William Pickering, London (1837)

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Item Description: William Pickering, London, 1837. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 4th Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (214 x 133 mm). xvi, 368 pp. Illustrated in text with wood-engravings. Fine contemporary calf, spine decoated in gilt and with morocco labels lettered in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Text bright with onlyy very minor spotting in places. Provenance: John Jervis Tollemache, 1st Baron Tollemache (armorial bookplate with motto "Confido Conquiesco" to front pastedown); The library of Hugh Selbourne. A fine copy. ---- Garrison-Morton 411.1; Norman 175 (both for first edition). Fourth edition of the "classic work on the anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics, comparative anatomy, and adaptive importance of the hand" (Garrison-M.). The fourth book in the series of Bridgewater Treatises. Bookseller Inventory # 002420

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ROSCOE, Henry

Published by Cassell & Co., London (1895)

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Item Description: Cassell & Co., London, 1895. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (181 x118 mm). 212 pp. Frontispiece of John Dalton and 2 folding facsimiles (letter by Dalton and an Explanation of atomic Symbols). Original publisher's boards, lettered in gilt. Text very little foxed in places. Provenance: The library of Hugh Selbourne. Presentation copy signed by the author on first flyleaf "Presented to the Owens College Student's Bazaar 1898. ---- FIRST EDITION? Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe FRS (7 January 1833 - 18 December 1915) was an English chemist. He is particularly noted for early work on vanadium and for photochemical studies. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002481

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