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De Distributione Geographica Plantarum Secundem Coeli Temperiem at Altitudinem Montium, Prolegomena.

HUMBOLDT, Alexander von

Published by Libraria graeco-latino-germanica, Paris (1817)

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Item Description: Libraria graeco-latino-germanica, Paris, 1817. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (219x140 mm). [6], 249, [5] pp., including half title and one hand-colored folding plate. Contemporary paste paper boards with spine titled in gilt; pages untrimmed, very minor browning and spotting (half title a bit stronger). A fine, clean and wide-margined copy, signed by Humboldt on half title. ---- Pritzel 4328; Lowenberg 145. Stafleu-C. 3144. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. A reprint of the Prologomena from "Nova genera species plantarum" vol. I (1815). - It was one of the earliest attempts to give a rational account of the distribution of plants and to characterize geographical-ecological plant associations and classify the life forms of vegetation (Morton, History of Botanical Science, 441). The coloured engraved plate shows specific vegetation at different altitudes and latitudes and demonstrates how groups of plant and animal species tend to live only within certain climates. Humboldt¿s work has inspired Darwin to compare and to contrast species in different geographic areas, which informed him about how species adapted to their environment. The dedication and signature by Humboldt is small-sized and hardly readable. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001984

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Anatomia universale [.] rappresentata con tavole in rame ridotte a minori forme di quelle della grande edizione pisana per Antonio Serantoni.

MASCAGNI, Paolo

Published by Batelli Vincenzo, Florence (1833)

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Item Description: Batelli Vincenzo, Florence, 1833. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Large Folio. 2 parts. Large folio (470x335 mm). Loose sheets as issued in two modern folder boxes. Text volume: 292, [4] pp. including title page and index at end. Untrimmed, with slight occasional fraying to margins, light spotting throughout. Plate volume: 150 engraved plates, comprising 75 partly printed in color and hand-finished, and 75 uncolored duplicates in outline. Minor spotting and marginal soiling and fraying to a few plates. Protected in modern cardboard folder with red morocco label to vellum covered spine and boards covered with marbled paste paper. An outstanding, unsophisticated copy as issued. ---- Garrison-Morton 409.1; Wellcome IV, p.73; Roberts & Tomlinson p. 390; Sappol, Dream Anatomy pp.126 and 130; DSB IX, p.154. - Small folio authorized edition of Masgagni's great Anatomia Universa. As incredibly spectacular as the images of the Anatomia Universa were, Antonio Serantoni, the artist responsible for the drawing, engraving, and hand-coloring of that enormous work, recognized that its great size made it excessively expensive and virtually impossible to use. Therefore, three years after completion of the elephantine edition he issued a new edition as a normal-sized folio from Florence, with reduced versions of the spectacular hand-colored plates, and many changes. It is from this version that the work is generally known. Bookseller Inventory # 002007

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Opera omnia : figuris elegantissimis in æs incisis illustrata

MALPIGHI, Marcello

Published by Thomas Sawbridge, London (1686)

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Item Description: Thomas Sawbridge, London, 1686. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (366 x 236 mm). Vol. 1: [8], 15, [5], 78 (i.e. 82] pp., LIV plates, [2], 11 pp., VII plates, 13-35 [1] pp.; Vol. 2: [8], 72, [4], 65-68, 5-44 p., XII plates, [4], 1-12 p., IV plates, 13-20 p., [1], 1-6 p., 1 plate, 7-8 p., 1 plate, 9-20 p., 3 plates, 21-144 p., 2 plates, XXXIX plates, final blank. Main titles of both vols. printed in red and black, vol. 1 with engraved allegorical frontispiece, 116 engraved plates plus 7 smaller engraved illustrations inserted; appendix De Ovo Incubato with separate title page bound at end of vol. 1, title pages of vol. 2 misbound after p. 35 of Epistolae. de Anatome Plantarum, plate III of part 2 bound after plate IV and plate VI before plate V, small plate 1 of Pulmonibus Epistola II pasted onto plate 2. Contemporary calf, rebacked and refurbished. Interior clean, very minor browning and virtually unspotted, one leaf with marginal paper repair. A fine, complete copy. A sometimes mentioned portrait and additional frontispiece to volume 2 is not an original part of this first edition. ---- Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 141; Wing M342B, M344; cf. Garrison-Morton 66, variant imprint; cf. NLM/Krivatsy 7319; Nissen 2656. First edition and one of the grandest productions of the Royal Society, with the rare frontispiece; this handsome folio contains the collected works of Malpighi (1628-94), the founder of histology and the greatest of the microscopists; they are today very scarce on the market. The first title is the first complete edition of his collected works published during his lifetime; all three works are splendid examples of bookmaking. Included here are Malpighi¿s great masterpieces on the anatomy of plants, the embryonic development of the chick (which makes him the founder of descriptive or iconographic embryology), the anatomy of the silkworm (the first monograph on an invertebrate), the discovery of the existence of capillaries (which completed the chain of the circulation of the blood postulated by Harvey), and his observations on the lungs (which overthrew the current conceptions of the pulmonary tissues demonstrating their true vesicular nature). Malpighi's writings were first collected in Le Clerc and Manget's Bibliotheca Anatomica (Geneva: 1685), but without his Anatome Plantarum and De Bombyce. Also, ¿the two folio volumes of this London edition are far more handsomely printed, in much larger type, and the drawings are beautifully reproduced and widely spaced upon the plates¿ (Adelmann, I, p. 509). Bookseller Inventory # 001937

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Opera physica anatomica: de formato foetu, de venarum ostiolis, de formatione ovi et pulli, de locutione et eius instrumentis, de brutorum loquela.

FABRICI, Girolamo (FABRICIUS AB AQUAPENDENTE, Hieronymus)

Published by Roberti Meglietti, Padua (1625)

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Item Description: Roberti Meglietti, Padua, 1625. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 5 parts in one volume. Folio (403 x 273 mm). General title with engraved printer¿s device, [4], 150, [2] pp, 34 plates (including unnumbered plate on verso of plate XI, 11 double page); 23 [1] pp., 8 plates (1 double page); 68, [2] pp., 7 plates (including 4 unnumbered bound at the end); 27, [5] pp., 1 plate; 27, [3] pp. In total fifty engraved copper plates of which twelve are double-page. Contemporary sprincled calf, spine with 5 raised bands gilt in compartments (binding rubbed, corners and extremities worn, joints slighty cracked), marbled pastedowns. Internally fresh, with only very minor spotting, marginal finger soiling and browning, most plates with the edges folded in, plate 8 somewhat frayed at fore-margin. Provenance: Presentation copy from the anatomist and neurologist Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) with his inscription on first flyleaf: "George J. Bell from his uncle Sir Charles Bell." Sir Charles Bell's brother was George Joseph Bell (1770-1843), a distinguished Scottish advocate; George J. Bell was one of his sons. Presentation inscriptions by Charles Bell, possibly the most distinguished anatomist and physiologist of his time, are of considerable rarity. An outstanding association copy of one of the greatest works in the history of anatomy. ---- NLM/Krivatsy 3804/3831 ; Norman 750 ; Wellcome I, 2126 ; Waller 2886 ; Hirsch-H. II, 460 ff. ; Grolier Medicine 27b ; Franklin, « Valves in veins : An historical survey, » Proc. Roy. Soc. Medicine 21 (1927), pp.1-33 - Important first collected edition, very rare. Fabrici¿s best known and most important medical work is his classic monograph on the venous valves, De venarum ostiolis, firt published in Padua in 1603 and reissued with four other works in 1625 under the general title Opera anatomica and Opera physica anatomica, respectively. This tract, published originally as an unbound folio pamphlet consisting of 23 pages of text and 8 engr. Plates, has been described as one of the rarest and most beautiful works in the history of anatomical illustrations. Among the plates is the well-known depiction of the surface anatomy of the veins of the forearm that William Harvey adapted to illustrate his De motu cordis. Although Fabrici did not fully appreciate the functional significance of the venous valves, hist work was a crucial precursor of Harvey¿s discovery. As Harvey told the British physicist and chemist Robert Boyle, i twas his recognition of the significance of Fabrici¿s observations and his own realization of the function of the venous valves that led him to conceptualize the circulation of the blood (Grolier, Medicine, p.104). - Fabricius's De Venarum Ostiolis (On the Valves of the Veins) was the first detailed demonstration of the existence of venous valves, and it contains the first extended illustrations of them. It was the immediately significant precursor of the De Motu Cordis of William Harvey, who studied for two years at Padua where Fabricius was Professor of Anatomy; and Harvey used the great double-plate of the veins of the arm in his own book 25 years later. Apart from his importance in relation to Harvey, Fabricius has in recent years been increasingly recognized as a man of mark in his own right; and in 1933 a translation, with reduced-size facsimile, was made of the De Venarum Ostiolis by K. J. Franklin (History of Science Society, through Charles C Thomas, Springfield, Illinois). The most striking feature of the splendidly produced editio princeps is the series of full-page plates. As Franklin says: "The sumptuously printed folios which Fabricius published in 1603-1604 were issued separately, and unbound. Though they escaped Choulant's notice, they are among the rarest and most beautiful works in the history of anatomical illustration. The plates are magnificent; in fact nothing on their scale had been seen since the days of Vesalius." In addition to its significance in the history of anatomy, the De Venarum Ostiolis is a book of the hi. Bookseller Inventory # 001938

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Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus exhibited in Figures.

HUNTER,William

Published by John Baskerville, Birmingham (1774)

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Item Description: John Baskerville, Birmingham, 1774. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Imperial folio. Double folio (629x461 mm), 21 unsigned and unpaginated text leaves, each leaf a single sheet, 34 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, red morocco label to upper board (spine and hinges expertly repaired, boards rubbed and soiled). Early issue with the plates watermarked. Plates 7, 8, 17 and 23 with repaired marginal tears (without loss), plates 21 and 22 supplied, over-sized plate 8 slightly trimmed at fore-margin. Some occasional spotting (mainly to plate margins) and minor even browning. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, ink-stamp on title. A fine copy printed on strong paper. ---- Choulant-Frank, pp. 296-297; Garrison-Morton 6157; Norman 1125; Waller 5004; Wellcome III, p. 319; Gaskell, Baskerville, 53; Heirs of Hippocrates 942; Jordanova, "Gender, Generation and science: William Hunter's obstetric al atlas," William Hunter and the eighteenth-century world, ed. Bynum and Porter, pp. 385-412; Kornell in Oxford DNB for Rymsdyk; Osler 3026; Roberts & Tomlinson, pp. 460-73; Russell, British Anatomy, 452; Sappol, Dream Anatomy pp. 29 and 44. - FIRST EDITION. The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus, on which Hunter labored sporadically for thirty years, primarily with the artist Jan van Rymsdyk, is one of the great masterpieces of medical graphic art and printing. One of the main reasons for the book's excessively long gestation was Hunter's difficulty in obtaining the cadavers of pregnant women for dissection. By 1751 van Rymsdyk had completed ten of the red pastel drawings, which Hunter exhibited publicly and used in his lectures. The positive reception of the drawings encouraged Hunter to undertake publication of an atlas; however, problems in obtaining dissection material, and the great success of his obstetrical and teaching career, inevitably created delays. Compounding this were Hunter's ambitious plans to expand the atlas, which eventually was published with 34 plates. "It is indeed a remarkable book, not the least important aspect of which is the large size of the plates, which Hunter took care to defend in the preface. For him, the technical quality of the plates was of great importance; they combine descriptive clarity with beauty. The work contains thirty-four plates of different kinds; some depict several objects, others a life-size section of the human body - the female trunk between the abdomen and the middle of the thighs. Some plates are packed with detail, others are more schematic, showing large parts in outline only. Facing each plate are a short description and a key." (Jordanova, p. 386). Remarkably 17 different engravers were employed producing the 34 plates in Hunter's atlas. Of these Sir Robert Strange engraved only two, but he is thought to have supervised the rest of the group. Strange had studied anatomy at the classes of the first Alexander Monro, and is supposed to have drawn for Monro. In 1750 Strange was working for William Hunter in London. Strange spent time in Paris and Italy, and after 1760 became an art dealer, selling to Hunter a number of master works now in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. According to Roberts & Tomlinson, Strange was knighted in 1787 for engraving "a sentimental picture of two dead royal Princes." In format the Gravid Uterus was the largest book printed by the great printer John Baskerville, and one of two medical books issued from his press; it is also among the very few medical books issued from a private press. The original drawings, from which the engravings were made, are preserved in the Hunterian Collections at the University of Glasgow Library. Like certain other labors of love, sales of Hunter's atlas did not equal the passion of its author. It was originally issued for £6.6s, but remaindered in 1784 after Hunter's death for £3.13s.6d. Bookseller Inventory # 001945

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Über Entwickelungsgeschichte der Thiere. Beobachtung und Reflexion.

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: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1828-37. 3 parts in 2 volumes, 4to (246x206 mm). xxii, 271, [1], [2:errata] pp.; [4], 315, [1] pp., including 7 engraved plates (4 hand-coloured, all on stubs) and one folding letterpress table. Contemporary boards, red gilt morocco spine labels (one chipped), early ink shelfmark on spines, minor browning and very little occasional spotting, title page of part 1 somewhat soiled. Provenance: Hugo Schauinsland (1857-1937), zoologist (inscription "Dr. H. Schauinsland, Königsberg, 1883" to first flyleaf); Prof. James Dixon Boyd (1907-68), Irish-American anatomist. A fine set. ---- PMM 228b; Horblit 9a; Norman 101; Garrison-Morton 479; Grolier Medicine, p.215; Wellcome II, p.84. - 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). - The copy of Hugo Schauinsland, who was a German zoologist and founding director of the Überseemuseum Bremen. Schauinsland studied the embryotic development of non-vertebrate animals and so must have been interested in Baer's embryologic work. Bookseller Inventory # 001959

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De sedibus, et causis morborum per anatomen indagatis libri quinque

MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista

Published by ex typographia Remondiniana, Venice (1761)

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Item Description: ex typographia Remondiniana, Venice, 1761. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (374x233 mm). xcvi, 298, [2]; 452 pp., including half-title, engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one, titles with engraved vignettes. Contemporary calf (sides worn, hinges repaired), internally with faint dampstains in margin, internally with only very little browning and some occasional faint spotting; lower corner of D3 and D4 torn not affecting text, few ink marks to fore-edge, page numbers added in hand on index page xvii. Provenance: Thomas Dale (1729-1816), American physician who received his M.D. degree in 1775 from the RoyalCollege of Physicians in Edinburgh (ownership inscription "Tho. Dale M.D. 1775" on first title); also inscription of unidentified person on first fly leaf. Good, clean and wide-margined copy of the rare 2nd issue of the first edition. ---- PMM 206; Dibner 125; Norman 1547; Grolier Medicine 46; Heirs of Hippocrates 792; Wellcome IV, 178; Garrison-M. 2276; NLM/Blake 312; Osler 1178; Waller 6672 - First edition, second issue (with the title printed in black only), of Morgagni's main work and ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORKS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE. "Morgagni was the true founder of modern pathological anatomy" (Garrison-Morton). Morgagni, Professor of Anatomy at Padua, used evidence from his experience and records of some 700 post-mortem dissections, to establish a procedure of basing diagnosis and treatment on a detailed knowledge of the anatomical conditions of common diseases, i.e. a classification of symptoms rather than diseases. The work includes a number of descriptions of new diseases, many of which have remained classics until recent times. Bookseller Inventory # 001964

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Item Description: Berlin, 1849. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 192 pp., 6 coloured engraved plates. Large folio (460x290 mm). Uncut, in contemporary wrappers, some foxing (some pages stronger), somewhat creased and torn, spine repaired, wrapper detached from book block. ---- Poggendorff I, 646 (dat. irrig 1847); Pritzel 2639; Roper 30. - First edition of Ehrenberg's scientific study on "blood rain". His microscopic examinations were primarily based on dust samples collected by Charles Darwin during the Beagle voyage. Ehrenberg, born April 19, 1795, was appointed professor of medicine at Berlin University in 1827. In 1829 he accompanied Humboldt through eastern Russia to the Chinese frontier. After his return he began to concentrate his studies on microscopic organisms, which until then had not been systematically studied. For nearly 30 years Ehrenberg examined samples of water, soil, sediment, blowing dust and rock and described thousands of new species, among them well-known flagellates such as Euglena, ciliates such as Paramecium aurelia and Paramecium caudatum, and many fossils, in nearly 400 scientific publications. He was particularly interested in a unicellular group of protists called diatoms, but he also studied, and named, many species of radiolaria and foraminifera. These researches had an important bearing on some of the infusorial earths used for polishing and other economic purposes; they added, moreover, largely to our knowledge of the microorganisms of certain geological formations, especially of the chalk, and of the marine and freshwater accumulations. Until Ehrenberg took up the study it was not known that considerable masses of rock were composed of minute forms of animals or plants. He also demonstrated that the phosphorescence of the sea was due to organisms. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1836 and a foreign member of the Royal Society of London from 1837. In 1839, he won the Wollaston Medal, the highest award granted by the Geological Society of London. He continued until late in life to investigate the microscopic organisms of the deep sea and of various geological formations. He died in Berlin on June 27, 1876. - Erste Ausgabe. Eingehende naturwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen des Phänomens des "Blutregens", als dessen Ursache Ehrenberg den durch Mikroorganismen gefärbten Passatstaub erkannte. Für seine mikroskopischen Untersuchungen nutzte er vor allem Staubproben, die Charles Darwin auf seiner Reise mit der Beagle gesammelt hatte. Darwin hatte Ehrenberg mehr als 180 Proben zur Untersuchung nach Berlin geschickt und stand mit ihm in regem Kontakt. Bookseller Inventory # 001975

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Iconographie photographique de la Salpétrière. Service de M. Charcot.

BOURNEVILLE, Desire Magloire and REGNARD, Paul

Published by Bureaux du Progrčs Médical, Paris (1876)

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Item Description: Bureaux du Progrès Médical, Paris, 1876. No Binding. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 3 portfolio volumes as issued. Paris: Bureaux du Progrès Médical, 1876-1880. Vol. I: 1876-1877. 4to (240x189 mm), [4], iv, 166, [2] pp. including half title, title (printed in red and black, with collotype vignette), and 40 albumen prints by Paul Regnard mounted on cards with printed captions. Text leaves in unbound signatures in 2nd state. Original quarter cloth-backed slipcase with printed spine paper label, printed boards and linen ties (soiled and age-toned, paper chipped at top spine and torn at head of cover), text leaves untrimmed and mostly unopened; some occasional spotting and little marginal soiling and browning, a few plates spotted or foxed. Vol. II: 1878. 4to (245x200 mm), [8], [1-3] 4-232, [4] pp., including title (printed in red and back), half title, errara and 40 photolithographed plates numbered I to XXXIX (including plate VI-bis); leaves and plates in the original loose-wrappered facsicules in original quarter cloth-backed slipcase with printed spine paper label, printed boards and linen ties, text leaves untrimmed and mostly unopened; little soiling, browning and fraying of outer plate margins, occasional finger-soiling of text, original wrappers age-toned and little soiled at extremities, boards and spine age-toned, little soiled and rubbed, spine paper label chipped and partially loose. Vol. III: 1879-1880. 4to (250x190 mm), iv, [4] [1-3] 4-259, [5] pp., including title in red and back, half title, errata and 40 photolithographed plates numbered I to XL; leaves in unbound signatures in original quarter cloth-backed slipcase with printed spine paper label, printed boards and linen ties, text leaves untrimmed and mostly unopened; some occasional spotting and little marginal soiling and browning, boards and spine age-toned, little soiled and rubbed. Outstanding set in unsophisticated state, complete as issued. No complete set of the Iconographie in its original parts is known to have appeared at auctions (the Norman copy, sold at Christies in 1998 for $16,100 was lacking plate VI-bis in 2nd volume). ---- Crabtree 982; Norman 291. - RARE FIRST EDITION of this photographic atlas devoted to cases of hysteria and epilepsy, accompanied by case histories. The third volume includes discussions of hypnotism, somnambulism and magnetism. Bourneville was Charcot's assistant at the Salpetriere from 1870 to 1879. In 1862 Charcot became physician to the hospital of the Salpêtrière, with which his name will always be associated. Here, from small beginnings, he created the greatest neurological clinic of modern times, which was followed by enthusiastic students from all parts of the world. This collection of numerous cases of epilepsy, &c., is important on account of the brilliant photos taken at different stages of the attacks by two of the most gifted of Charcot's pupils. Bookseller Inventory # 001942

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Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles de quadrupèdes, ou l'on rétablit les caractères de plusieurs espèces d'animaux que les révolutions du globe paroissent avoir détruites.

CUVIER, Georges L.C., Baron

Published by Deterville, Paris (1812)

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Item Description: Deterville, Paris, 1812. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (260x205 mm). 4 volumes. Vol. I: [8], vi, 120 pp.; 20 pp. 3 pls.; viii, 278 pp.; 23 [1] pp. 2 pls., 1 map. - Vol. II: [4], 10; 12 pp. 2 pls.; 21 [1] pp. 4 pls.; 33 [1] pp. 4 pls.; 30 pp. 3 pls.; 24 pp. 3 pls.; 20 pp.; 6 pp. 7 pls.; 140 pp. 8 pls.; 43 [1] pp. 8 pls.; 20 pp. 4 pls.; 4 pp. - Vol. III: [4], 3 [1], 8 pp.; 174 pp. 34 pls.; 21 [1] pp. 3 pls.; 14 pp. 2 pls.; 75 [1] pp. 17 pls.; 20 pp., 7 [1] pp. 3 pls.; 8, 2 pp. 4 pls.; 16 pp. 1 pl.; 21 [1] pp. 2 pls.; 4 pp. 1 pl.; 20 pp. 1 pl. - Vol. IV: 7 [1] pp.; 5 [1], [2], 66 pp. 3 pls.; 38 pp. 2 pls.; 10 pp.; [2], 72 pp. 7 pls.; 18 pp. 1 pl.; 20 pp. 2 pls.; 30 pp. 2 pls.; 9 [1] pp. 1 pl.; 27 [1] pp. 4 pls.; 43 [1] pp. 3 pls.; 40 pp. 1 pl.; [2], 59 [1] pp. 2 pls.; 26 pp. 2 pls.; 38 pp. 2 pls.; 32 pp. 2 pls.; 37 [1] pp. 2 pls.; 16 pp. 2 pls. Including half-titles to each volume, large folding hand-coloured engraved map to vol. I and in total 154 engraved plates (many folding). Printed on thick laid paper, unpressed, margins mostly untrimmed. Text little browned, occasional minor spotting and marginal foxing. Bound in 19th-c calf-backed marbled boards, spines gilt. A handsome, wide-margined copy. Complete. ---- Horblit 20b; Nissen ZBI 1011; Norman 566 - FIRST EDITION. "Cuvier was considered by the public to be a bit of a wizard, a man who had brought to life animals that had long since become extinct. Cuvier knew how to make great strides in studying these creatures and could endow this study with new accuracy. His famous paleontological reconstructions had the living being as their point of departure. before witnesses he removed from a stone block the marsupial bones of a small opossum fossil, bones whose existence he had surmised on the basis of the conformation of the visible part of the skeleton. As early as 1804 Cuvier had the idea of reconstructing the musculature of extinct animals from imprints left by the muscles on the bones; then he merely had to imagine the skin over the muscles and the animal was practically brought back to life" (DSB). Bookseller Inventory # 001950

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Système des animaux sans vertebres, our tableau general des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux.

LAMARCK, Jean Baptiste de

Published by chez l'Auteur and Deterville, Paris (1801)

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Item Description: chez l'Auteur and Deterville, Paris, 1801. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (204x129 mm), viii, 432 pp. including half-title (reinforced at joint), 8 letterpress tables (6 folding). Near contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettered label. Internally little occasional spotting, otherwise bright and clean. Provenance: J. d'Aguilar (ex libris to inner cover). ---- Dibner 194; Garrison-Morton 215.5; Sparrow 122; Norman 1262. - First edition, first state (without leaf 402bis of "second edition") of Lamarck's first published statement of his theory of evolution, the inheritance of acquired characteristics. Lamarck's first public presentation of his theory of evolution was in his opening discourse for his course on invertebrates at the museum in 1800; it was published the following year at the beginning of his Système des animaux sans vertèbres. The evolutionary views sketched in the discourse leave much to be desired in terms of organization and explanation. They are, however, very much a part of a total view of nature, many aspects of which Lamarck had long accepted. In the two branches of living organisms, Lamarck pointed out the 'degradations' in structural organization of the larger classificatory groupings or 'masses' as one moved down the series from the most complex to the simplest. Nature, after having formed the simplest animals and plants directly, produced all others from them with the aid of time and circumstance. In 1800 Lamarck did not explain how spontaneous generation occurred or how unlimited time and varied circumstances produced all other organisms. He did suggest that, for animals, changing circumstances and physical needs led to new responses which eventually produced new habits; these habits tended to strengthen certain parts or organs through use. Gradually new organs or parts would be formed as acquired modifications were passed on through 'reproduction' (DSB). - Lamarck had first presented his theory of 'evolution' (a term not yet used in this context) in the opening discourse of his course on invertebrates at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris in 1800. First printed in the present work, the 48-page Discours d'ouverture contains Lamarck's first statement of his theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, and of his idea of the progressive process of species differentiation, from the simplest to the most complex. The Systeme represented a definite advance in zoological classification. In it Lamarck 'separated spiders and crustaceans from insects, and classified worms into truer categories than had Linné. He separated animals into vertebrates and invertebrates, introducing the latter term' (Dibner). Bookseller Inventory # 001943

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Item Description: Andreas Frisius, Amsterdam, 1670. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Spicilegium anatomicum, continens observationum anatomicarum rariorum centuriam unam: nec non osteogeniam foetuum. Amsterdam: Andreas Frisius, 1670. 2 parts, [24], 280 pp., engraved additional pictorial title at beginning , separate divisional title to "osteogenia" on Cc1r, both title pages with vignettes by Bloteling, 9 folding engraved plates and 30 illustrations in text, 13 full-page. [IDEM]. Anthropogeniae ichnographia sive conformatio foetus ab ovo usque ad ossificationis principia, in supplementum osteogeniae foetuum. Amsterdam: Andreas Frisius, 1671. [8], 14, [2] pp., engraved title-vignette by Bloteling and full-page illustration in text, with the final blank. 2 works bound in one volume. 4to (216x180 mm). Contemporary vellum (soiled, bowed). Mild browning and occasional minor spotting throughout, light dampstain to top gutter of the last third of the text, first title page somewhat frayed at top margin, tear in fold of 1st plate, long tear to plate xxx without loss, plate xxxix torn in two parts. Provenance: A. B. Winkler, Paiewesky (names inscribed on first title page). ---- I. Norman 1209; Garrison-M 383; Heirs of Hippocrates 632; Waller 5270; Wellcome III p.386; NLM/Krivatsy 6346. - FIRST EDITION of Kerckring¿s investigations into fetal development. Kerckring¿s most important and far-reaching contribution, presented in part two of the Spicilegium anatomicum, was his discovery that the fetal skeleton develops through the transformation of membrane and cartilage into bone. He 'was the first to describe ¿Kerckring¿s ossicle,¿ an occasional center of ossification in the occipital bone' (Norman); his name is also preserved in the valvulae conniventes, or valves of Kerckring, a part of the small intestine, previously described by Falloppio, and studied in part I of the Spicilegium. - II. Norman 1210; Waller 5268; Wellcome III p.387; NLM/Krivatsy 6345. - FIRST EDITION and a continuation of his study of fetal osteology; in it Kerckring sets forth his mistaken theory that the younger fetal skeleton is a mere miniature of the older fetus, backing his claim with reported "observations" of unprecedentedly early specimens, but it is clear from his illustrations that he was mistaken about their age and structure. He was correct, however, in stating that the ovaries of both oviparous and viviparous contain ova. (Norman 1210). Bookseller Inventory # 001963

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Anatomia Humani Corporis, centum & quinque tabulis, per G. de Lairesse ad vivum delineatis, demonstrata.

BIDLOO, Govard

Published by For the Widow of Joannes van Someren, the Heirs of Joannes van Dyk, Henry Boom and Widow of Theodore Boom, Amsterdam (1685)

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Item Description: For the Widow of Joannes van Someren, the Heirs of Joannes van Dyk, Henry Boom and Widow of Theodore Boom, Amsterdam, 1685. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Imperial folio. Large Folio (520x364 mm). Collation *6 (A-3Q)1, including additional engraved title, engraved portrait by Abraham Bloteling after Gérard de Lairesse, 105 numbered engraved plates after Lairesse, probably by Bloteling (nos. 10 and 23 folding), woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut initials and tail-pieces. Contemporary sheep, spine with old rebacking, gilt letting piece and 7 raised bands (extremities rubbed), all edges gilt and embossed, very minor occasional spotting and marginal soiling, few folding plates with short tears. Provenance: Familenarchiv v. Lerbek (ink stamps to title and dedication leaf), Charles Thormann (partially erased ink signature on title page). An excellent, clean and unstained copy with ample margins. Complete. ----- Norman 231; Choulant, pp. 250-3; Heirs of Hippocrates 667; Garrison-M 384; NLM/Krivatsy 1238; Russell, British Anatomy, 211; Roberts & Tomlinson pp. 309-17; Wellcome II, p.165; Waller 1039; Dumaitre, La Curieuse Destinie des Planches Anatomiques de Girard de Lairesse (1982). - First Edition and very rare when complete (portrait and plate no. 2 are often lacking). "Bidloo, professor of anatomy at The Hague, was at one time physician to William of Orange. An English contemporary, William Cowper, furnished his Anatomy of humane bodies almost completely with engravings plagiarized from this book by Bidloo, who promptly and publicly excoriated Cowper in a published communication to the Royal Society. Before the days of copyright, this is one of the most famous instances of plagiarism in the history of medicine.These plates are considered among the finest illustrations of the Baroque period,." (Heirs of Hippocrates 667). - "The value of Bidloo's 'Anatomia' lies chiefly in the 105 fine copperplate engravings drawn by Gerard de Lairesse, and engraved by Pieter van Gunst. These are masterpieces of Dutch baroque art" (Garrison-M). - "One of the finest anatomical atlases of the Baroque period. The 105 plates were drawn by the painter Gerard de Lairesse, under whose influence the French style of Poussin and Lorraine became dominant in Holland. For Lairesse, the anatomical illustrations Bidloo asked him to undertake were an occasion for an artistic meditation on anatomy: he displayed his figures in an emotional, almost tender manner, contrasting the raw dissected parts with the full, soft surfaces of uncut flesh, placing flayed, bound figures in ordinary nightclothes or bedding, setting ordinary household objects such as books, jars or cabinets in the same scene as cut-up torsos or limbs, and in one plate showing a fly crawling on an opened abdomen. His illustrations brought the quality of Dutch still-life painting into anatomical illustration, and gave a new, darker spiritual expression to the significance of the act of dissection. According to the most recent scholarship, the plates were probably engraved by Abraham Bloteling, inventor of the rocker tool for mezzoprint engraving." (Norman 231). - "The book took six years to make, and it was not a best seller, even by 17th-century standards. The publisher probably sold the plates to try to recoup some of his losses. But today, the 100 copies still in existence are the prized treasures of the world's great academic libraries, among them Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale and Vassar" (Vassar College Libraries). Bookseller Inventory # 001971

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Item Description: Egen[olphi], Franc[oforti], 1559. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (155x100 mm). [12], 279 ll., including title printed in red and black and 60 woodcuts in text by Beham, Schäuffelein and others. Text in Latin and German. Signatures: alpha8, *4, A-Z8, a-m8, colophon on last leaf: Francoforti apud Haeredes Christian Egenolphi, Anno M. D. LIX. 17th-c full vellum, spine lettered in black. Illegible ownership signature to title page. Light browning and little occasional spotting, one page with marginalia in old hand, faint marginal dampstaining to a few final leaves. A handsome copy. ---- VD16 R 579, Wellcome 5376; Adams, S106; Durling 3812; Heirs of Hippocrates 76; Waller 7819; Richter, Egenolffs Erben, 74; Pauli, Beham, p. 500 (No. 1211-19). ). Second, revised and enlarged edition published bei the heirs of Egenolff. The famous treatise on food and diet "Regimen Sanitatis Salernitatum" was compiled for the English King by the medical school of Salerno and is illustrated with numerous woodcuts by H. S. Beham and others. - Zweite Ausgabe bei Egenolffs Erben. Das berühmte Regiment Sanitatis Salernitanum, das von der medizinischen Schule von Salerno für den englischen König entwickelte Diätkochbuch, hier von dem Erfurter Arzt Curio neu bearbeitet (von diesem erstmals 1538 herausgegeben. Bookseller Inventory # 001962

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Osteographia, or the anatomy of the bones.

CHESELDEN, William

Published by [William Bowyer for the author?], London (1733)

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Item Description: [William Bowyer for the author?], London, 1733. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Large Folio. Elephant-Folio (515x350 mm). Title with engraved vignette, engraved royal arms on separate sheet, engraved dedication with deer skeleton on verso, engraved frontispiece, 25 unnumbered leaves of letterpress text with 9 full-page engravings, 20 engraved vignettes, 10 engraved historiated initials, and 112 copperplates comprising two sets of 56 numbered plates by Jacob Schijnvoet and Gerald van der Gucht. Contemporary calf with label to spine (somewhat rubbed and bumped) in modern protective cassette. Internally some minor occasional toning, minor spotting confined to outer margins and faint waterstain at upper margins of the last leaves, few corners slightly creased, blank leaf at beginning with old inscriptions. Provenance: From the collection of the anatomist Richard M. Wegner, Greifswald (his heraldic bookplate on pastedown). In general very well preserved and complete copy with the rare frontispiece and ample margins. ---- Choulant-Frank, p. 261; Garrison-Morton 395; Heirs of Hippocrates 814; Norman 466; Roberts & Tomlinson 395; Russell 173; Waller 1941; Wellcome II, p. 335. FIRST EDITION, the rare issue with title vignette and engraving on verso of the second plate LVI printed in red. "THE MOST FAMOUS AND AMONG THE MOST ARTISTICALLY INTERESTING OSTEOLOGICAL ATLASES EVER PRODUCED" (Norman). Printed on thick paper and large folio format allowing natural-size illustrations of the separate human bones. According to Russell, "nearly all" the vignettes and four of the large plates were drawn by Jacob Schijnvoet (1685-1733), and the remaining plates were the work of Gerard van der Gucht (1696-1776). To maximize the accuracy of the large plates of adult, fetal and pathological bones Cheselden used the camera obscura, which he was the first to employ for the purpose of book illustration. He also personally supervised both the drawing and engraving processes. 400 copies were printed, but only a small number of books were sold to subscribers. "This work, with its magnificent plates depicting the human skeleton, separate and articulated, still ranks among the best osteographic atlases. It shows normal adult, fetal, and some pathological bones with great accuracy. Cheselden lost a considerable amount of money on the production of his anatomical atlas because so few copies were sold. As a result, many of the sets were broken up so the plates could be sold separately in order to reduce the amount of his losses. Because of this, complete copies of this work are rare. All complete copies, as here, contain the text and a double set of plates. One of this set is lettered and has descriptions on the verso of each plate; the other set is unlettered with no descriptive information." (Eimas, Heirs of Hippocates, 814). "This splendidly designed and illustrated work contained full and accurate descriptions of all the human bones, as well as many of animals. Cheselden is the first person to have used the camera obscura to gain precision in his illustrations, and the vignette on the title page shows him using this instrument." (Garrison/M.) "The most famous and among the most artistically interesting osteological atlases ever produced" (Norman). "Like his teacher, William Cowper, William Cheselden was trained or self-taught as an artist, and he achieved the highest expression of his art in the production of Osteographia, the most artistically interesting osteological atlas ever produced. Cheselden had the book printed at his own expense in an edition of 400 copies printed for subscribers, after which the plates were destroyed "that the price of the book may never sink in the possession of the subscribers" ("To the reader," last page). He chose a special thick paper upon which type and engraving stand out brilliantly, while the large folio format allows for natural-size illustrations of the separate human bones. Decorative elements in the way of head- and tail-pieces illustrating comparative osteology, and historiated. Bookseller Inventory # 001993

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The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Sixth Edition, with additions and corrections to 1872.

DARWIN, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1885)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 6th Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Sixth Edition, with additions and corrections to 1872. Twenty-Eighth Thousand. London: John Murray, 1885. 8vo. Original publishers green cloth, gilt spine, lettering, embossed border at covers. Illustrated with a fold-out plate. Bookseller Inventory # 002009

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De peste libri tres.

RIPA, Giovanni Francesco (RIVA, Sancto Nazario)

Published by Jacques Sacon, Lyon (1522)

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Item Description: Jacques Sacon, Lyon, 1522. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 17 December 1522. 4to (166x133 mm). Signatures A-B4 C6 a-y4 z6; [14], 94 Roman-numbered leaves, gothic letter, double columns, title printed in red and black and with large woodcut printer's device of Vincentius de Portinariis, several floral woodcut initials in text, colophon on final leaf recto. Later vellum with yapp edges (soiled, endpapers renewed, possibly a remboitage), internally somewhat browned, spotted and dampstained, a few wormholes affecting text, title with ink spotting and small unobtrusive hole in woodcut with loss, contemporary annotations and markings in ink, small hole in last leaf affecting text. Provenance: Convent des Pères Franciscains, Monte-Carlo, Monaco (stamp to title page and two leaves at end). ---- Wellcome, I, 5755; Durling 3884 (1st ed.); USTC 155561; Baudrier V, 421; Brunet V, 119. - The very rare SECOND EDITION of the tract on medical and legal aspects of the plague. Ripa (ca. 1480-1534) was professor in Avignon. Einer von zwei Erstdrucken dieses Jahres, wohl für den Verleger Vincent de Portonariis, dessen Name in der Bordüre, u. dessen Intialen in der Druckemarke erscheinen. - Sehr seltene Ausgabe des Traktates aus der Feder eines Juristen und Professors in Avignon and Tessin, der sich neben den medizinischen vor allem den rechtlichen Aspekten der Pest widmet. Bookseller Inventory # 001991

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Item Description: Printed for Adam Black, Edinburgh, 1828. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, April to September 1828, pp. 358-371. Edinburgh: Printed for Adam Black, Edinburgh and Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, London. Whole volume, 8vo (210x131 mm), [4], iv, 416 pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf with gilt title to spine and blue-sprinkled edges. Some occasional spotting to text and plates. Good copy. ---- PMM 290, Dibner 156, Sparrow 31 (all citing unpublished paper). This is the first appearance of Brown's groundbreaking paper on random molecular movement (the phenomenon that now bears his name) in a journal and the first "obtainable" issue (preceded only by the exceedingly rare private print). "In 1827 Brown, while making microscopical observations, saw that pollen grains of the herb 'Clarkia pulchella,' while suspended in liquid, engaged in a continuous, hap-hazard, zig-zag movement. Surprised at what he saw, he continued similar experiments with other substances - including inanimate bodies such as minerals and smoke - and found that when the particles were very small, they all possessed the same motion¿ (PMM 290). Brown's 'Brief Account' was first printed as a pamphlet in small number for private circulation. Most copies known of this private print have been presented by Brown to colleagues (see Norman 353). There has been some debate whether this appearance or that in The Philosophical Magazine of London, the same year (see Norman 354) constitutes the first published edition, but a priority could not be determined. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 31 cites this paper in the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. Bookseller Inventory # 001997

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De morbo gallico liber absolutissimus.Additus etiam est in calce De morbo Gallico tractatus, Antonii Fracanciani Bononiae.

FALLOPPIO, Gabriele

Published by L. Bertelli, Padova (1564)

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Item Description: L. Bertelli, Padova, 1564. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 2 parts in one volume. Padua: L. Bertelli, 1564 [part 2: C. Gryphius, 1563 (colophon 1564)]. 4to (220x170 mm). [4], 64, 16, [2] ff. Contemporary limp vellum, spine titled in script (covers browned and little soiled), title page with old ex-libris stamp, text show only very little age toning and spotting. A fine, crisp copy of this important work on syphilis.---- Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 334; Garrison-Morton 2370. Wellcome 2152; Waller 2928. RARE FIRST EDITION. In this classic work on "the French disease," Fallopius wrote more knowingly of the Europe-wide scourge of syphilis than previous authors on the subject and was one of the first to oppose the use of mercury in its treatment. Antonio Fracanzano (d. 1567), a teacher of Fallopius at Padua and later his colleague there, contributed a short tract to this work on syphilis published in the year after Fallopius' death. (Heirs of Hippocrates, p.123). "He distinguished between syphilitic and non-syphilitic condylomata" (Garrison-Morton). Exceedingly rare, only two copies have been auctioned in the past 25 years. Bookseller Inventory # 002005

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De recondita abscessuum natura, libri VIII . . . editio secunda multo auctior & correctior ab ipso autore reddita.

SEVERINO, Marco Aurelio

Published by Caspar Rotelius for Johannes Beyerus, Frankfurt (1643)

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Item Description: Caspar Rotelius for Johannes Beyerus, Frankfurt, 1643. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (210x160 mm). [28], 468, [46] pp., including additional engraved title and 20 engraved illustrations in text of which all but two are full-page. Internally little browned and with very minor spotting, a few annotations and markings in old hand, two wormholes affecting a few letters to the end. Contemporary plain vellum (remboitage binding, old title in script to spine partially erased). A handsome copy. ---- Heirs of Hippocrates 449; Waller 8890; Garrison-Morton 2273 (first edition); NLM/Krivatsy 11055; Norman 1932 (first edition). - The second, enlarged edition (the first contained only 12 engravings) and almost as rare as the original edition printed in Naples 11 years earlier. "The first textbook of surgical pathology. It treats of all kinds of swelling under the 'abscess' and describes neoplasms of the genital organs and sarcomata of bones. Tumours of the breast are classified into four groups, the section devoted to them being one of the most important in the book. This was also the first book to include illustrations of lesions with the text" (Garrison-Morton). Severino's tumor pathology was perhaps the best: He described tumors of the male and female genital organs and gave accounts of massive neoplasms of the bones. He classified breast tumors under four headings and his section on 'mammarum strumae' contains one of the best early discussions of malignancy and benignancy in breast tumors." (Norman). "The book's twenty plates are among the first to depict pathological lesions and to include diseased organs as well as complete views of the individual with the tumor. He includes all manner of tumors and swellings under the term 'abscessus' and describes their surgical treatment in detail. In the chapter on breast neoplasms he delineates four types and differentiates quite clearly between the concept of benign and malignant tumors" (Heirs of Hippocrates 449). Bookseller Inventory # 001985

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De generis humani varietate nativa. Praemissa est epistola ad virum perillustrem Iosephum Banks.

BLUMENBACH, Johann Friedrich

Published by Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, Göttingen (1795)

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Item Description: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 1795. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (165x103 mm), xliv, 326, [10] pp., including half title (misbound after title), 2 engraved folding plates and a large colored folding map bound at end (Charte zur Übersicht der vorzüglichsten Varietäten des Menschen nach dem Blumenbachschen Systeme). Contemporary marbled paper card boards with two paper labels to flat spine lettered in script. Internally with very minor spotting and toning of text and minor spotting of plates. Provenance: Friedrich Wilhelm Sporleder (1787-1875), German botanist and senior civil servant of the comital government of Wernigerode (ownership inscription to pastedown); Bibliothek des Fürsten zu Stolberg Wernigerode (ink stamp on title page). A handsome, crisp copy. ---- PMM 219 (first ed.); NLM/Blake 51; Wellcome II, p.183; Garrison-Morton 156; Norman 250 (first ed.). - The third and most important edition. The first edition was a dissertation printed for private distribution only and is practically unobtainable. "Blumenbach was the founder of anthropology. he classified mankind into four races, based on selected combinations of head shape, skin colour and hair form. his famous terms 'Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American, and Malayan' were not used until the third edition of 1795" (Garrison-M. 156). Blumenbach 'was preceded by Tyson and Linné who had prepared the ground for his studies by relating man to the order of the primates. Linné had distinguished four races of man chiefly by the color of their skin. From these premises Blumenbach was able to develop the thesis that all living races are varieties of a single species, homo sapiens, and that their differences were small compared with those between man and the nearest animal; "innumerable varieties of mankind run into each other by insensible degrees". It is not surprising therefore that Blumenbach was opposed to the practice of slavery and the then current belief in the inherent savagery of the colored races' (PMM). The inserted large folding map is not original part of this books. It was published in Allgemeines Archiv für Ethnographie und Linguistik, vol. 1, 1808. Bookseller Inventory # 002026

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L'art des accouchemens.

BAUDELOCQUE, Jean Louis

Published by Mequignon, Paris (1781)

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Item Description: Mequignon, Paris, 1781. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 volumes, 8vo (190-194x120-125 mm). [i-iv] v-lvi, [1] 2-610; [i-v] vi-xvi, [1] 2-422 pp., including half titles and 14 engraved folding plates by Jean-Jacques Avril (5 in first and 9 in second volume). Contemporary mottled calf, spines richly gilt with morocco label gilt (outer front hinge of second volume cracked, spines and boards rubbed, corners bumped), red-dyed edges, slight deviation in size of book blocks and covers and thus appearance of spines, but both volumes certainly from the same binder. Marbled endpapers, text and plates with minor toning and occasional spotting, a few ink markings to fore margin and a few small wormholes to lower margin of first volume, little browning of plate margins in second volume. ---- Norman 138; Garrison-Morton 6255; Heirs of Hippocrates 115; Blake/NLM 34; Wellcome II, p.115. - FIRST EDITION. "Baudelocque is associated with the technique of pelvic mensuration, the principles of which had been developed by Smellie. He invented a pelvimeter, and taught that the antero-posterior diameter of the pelvis could be reliably estimated by measuring the external conjugate of the pelvis, now usually referred to as 'Baudelocque's diameter.' This doctrine held sway until the advent of x-rays, which revealed its inadequacy." (Norman 138). Bookseller Inventory # 002012

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Isagogae breves, perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis a communi Medicorum Academia usitatam.

BERENGARIO DA CARPI, Giacomo

Published by Benedictus Hectoris, Bologna (1523)

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Item Description: Benedictus Hectoris, Bologna, 1523. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 15 July 1523. 4to (216x156 mm). Collation: A-K8. 80 leaves, [1] 2-80 ff. Colophon and register on K8r. Roman type, shoulder notes in gothic type. Architectural woodcut title border, 23 large woodcut anatomical illustrations in text and printer's woodcut device below colophon. Fore-margin partially untrimmed. Contemporary limp vellum (browned, little soiled and rubbed). Text only little browned and with very light marginal staining. A few leaves with closed tears at lower margin (old repairs, not affecting text), small ink spot to B7. Provenance: Libreria C. E. Rappaport, Rome (small ink stamp to rear inner cover). An outstanding, very wide-margined and unmarked copy of this pre-Vesalian anatomical work. ---- Norman 189 (with double page ills.); Cazort et al., The Ingenious Machine of Nature: Four Centuries of Art and Anatomy (1996) pp. 38-39; Choulant-Frank, pp. 136-142; Herrlinger, Geschichte der medizinischen Abb., pp. 80-83; Harvard/Mortimer Italian, p. 12; Putti, Berengario da Carpi, pp. 150-154; Roberts & Tomlinson, pp. 70-83; Sappol, Dream Anatomy, pp. 90-91; Heirs of Hippocrates 93 (1522 edition); NLM/Durling 534, Waller 908 (imperfect); Wellcome I, 783. - Second edition of one of the most important pre-Vesalian works of anatomy, expanded and revised, with more finished versions of the woodcuts. Berengario, who taught anatomy and surgery at Bologna from 1507, was the first anatomist to publish treatises on anatomy based on his own dissections. Between 1521 and 1523 he issued a series of three works illustrated with woodcuts which were the first works since Galen - over a thousand years earlier - to display any considerable amount of original anatomical information based upon personal investigation and observation. Berengario's first original anatomical work was a commentary, over 1000 pages long and illustrated with a woodcut title-page and 21 full-page anatomical woodcuts, on the Anatomia of Mondino, a 14th-century dissection manual. "The Commentarla . was the first work since the time of Galen to display any considerable amount of anatomical information based upon personal investigation and observation, and . must be considered the most important forerunner of Vesalius' Fabrica" (D.S.B.). He followed that work one year later with a condensation entitled Isagoge Brevis republishing the same woodcuts. This was a practical manual of dissection consisting of 72 leaves. One year later Berengario produced this revised and expanded second edition of 80 leaves with additional woodcuts - his last and definitive contribution to anatomy. The second edition of Beregario's Isagogae added three more anatomical woodcuts, as well as some revisions to the illustrations that had appeared in the first edition. "These alterations and additions emphasize the anatomy of the heart and brain, and include THE FIRST PUBLISHED VIEW OF THE CEREBRAL VENTRICLES FROM AN ACTUAL DISSECTION." (Norman, 189). The architectural title-border was first used in Berengario's Commentaria (1521). Here it has been altered to read "Maria" instead of "Leo P.X.," and Berengario's surname "Carpus" appears both in the architrave and the vignette. The shield has also been altered to read "YHS." Berengario's woodcut illustrations of muscle men posed before a landscape background, while lacking in detail in comparison to those in Vesalius's Fabrica, make a bold and aesthetically graphic statement, and represent the model on which Vesalius based his series of larger and more scientifically portrayed muscle men. "There are six dramatic woodcuts of men standing four square with their legs apart. The muscles are indicated by lines representing in a diagrammatic way the direction of the muscles fibers. In all but one the figures show us their own dissected parts by holding skin and muscle flaps away. All stand in a sketched-in landscape with a few hillocks and a few grass tufts or weeds. The second plate is the most dramatic; behind the. Bookseller Inventory # 002025

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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

DARWIN, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1871)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1871. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 volumes. 8vo. Original publishers cloth, half-titles, publisher's catalogue at end of each volume, volume one without front free endpaper. ---- Garrison-Morton 170; Freeman 245, Norman 599, Sparrow 48 - First edition, vol. 1 seventh thousand (4th printing), vol. 2 eighth thousand. Twelve years after the publication of the Origin, Darwin made good his promise to "throw light on the origin of man and his history" by publishing the present work, in which he compared man's physical and psychological traits to similar ones in apes and other animals, and showed how even man's mind and moral sense could have evolved through processes of natural selection. In discussing man's ancestry, Darwin did not claim that man was directly descended from apes as we know them today, but stated simply that the extinct ancestors of Homo sapiens would have to be classed among the primates. This statement was (and is) widely misinterpreted by the popular press, however, and caused a furor second only to that raised by the Origin. Darwin also added an essay on sexual selection, i.e. the preferential chances of mating that some individuals of one sex have over their rivals because of special characteristics, leading to the accentuation and transmission of those characteristics (Norman). Bookseller Inventory # 002010

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Arcana naturae detecta / Arcana naturae. detecta. editio altera / Continuatio epistolarum. editio altera / Continuatio arcanorum naturae detectorum.

LEEUWENHOEK, Anton van

Published by Leiden (1695)

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Item Description: Leiden, 1695. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. [Works, in Latin]. I. Arcana naturae detecta. Leiden: Henrik van Kroonevelt, 1695. [8], 568, [14] pages, including engraved additional title, 27 engraved plates of which 15 are folding and several engraved illustrations in text. Paper only very little browned, very minor spotting, plate to p.548 shaved some mm into the plate mark, ownership signature to title page. II. Arcana naturae, ope & beneficio exquisitissimorum microscopiorum. . una cum discursu & ulteriori dilucidatione; epistolis suis ad . philosophorum collegium . editio altera. Leiden: Cornelius Boutestein, 1696. [12], 3-58 (i.e. 64), 258 (i.e. 260) pp., including etched additional title by Romeyn de Hooghe, 11 engraved plates of which 5 are folding and several engraved illustrations in text. Title page soiled and with ownership inscription. [bound with] III. Continuatio epistolarum. editio altera. Leiden: Cornelius Boutestein, 1696. [2], 124 pp., 10 engraved plates of which 2 are folding. [bound with] IV. Continuatio arcanorum naturae detectorum. Leiden: Henrik van Kroonevelt, 1697. [2], 192, [8] pp., 7 engraved plates, one folding. Four works bound in two volumes. 4to (195x153 mm). Contemporary mottled calf with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments (boards rubbed, extremities worn, corners bumped, Vol. 1 front joint cracked at top), light toning of paper (IV a bit heavier), scattered very minor spotting and stains. Provenance: Signature of Thomas Molyneux in both volumes (p.1 of I, p.3 of II) and marginalia in his hand to p.564 of I, p.1 and final fly leaf verso of IV. Kenneth Rapoport, ex-libris to front paste downs of both vols. The four works constitute the complete set of Leeuwenhoek's letters 28 to 107 in Latin. The remaining letters in Latin were not published before 1719. I. Dobell 25; Norman 1319; PMM 166; Sparrow 128; NLM/Krivatsy 6785; Waller 10877. - FIRST EDITION OF LETTERS 84-92 and first Latin edition of letters 32-33, 37, 39-41, and 61-83. II. Dobell 22 (first edition only); Waller 10878; Norman 1320 (3rd edition). - Dobell, Antony van Leeuwenhoek and his "little animals" London, 1932 (Dobell 25a), confusingly states that this is the second edition of Arcana naturae detecta (1695), whereas it is in fact the second edition of Anatomia seu interiora rerum (1687) containing letters 28-31, 34-36, 38, and 42-52. III. Dobell 24(a); Waller 10883. - Second Latin edition (first published in 1689). Contains letters 53-60, in order, with continous pagination but unnumbered. IV. Dobell 26; Eimas Heirs 590; Norman 1321; Waller 10880; Wellcome III, p.477. - First Latin edition. A continuation of the Arcana naturae detecta (1695). Contains letters 93-107, all numbered and with continous pagination. Leeuwenhoek was one of the first and greatest microbiologists. He discovered protozoa and bacteria and was the first to describe spermatozoa and red blood corpuscles. The first independent part of this celebrated collection of letters addressed to the Royal Society.These letters incorporate his epoch-making experiments with the MICROSCOPE, and his researches and discoveries opened up a new era of scientific investigation and earned him the title ¿Father of Protozoology and Bacteriology¿. Many of the letters are of outstanding importance and include his account of the animalcula. The personal copy of Thomas Molyneux (1661-1733), Irish physician, professor of Physic at Trinity College and fellow of the Royal Society of London. The visit of Molyneux to Leeuwenhoek's home in 1685 on behalf of the Royal Society to inspect his microscopes is well documented in the literature. Molyneux gave a report of his visit in a letter dated February 13, to the secretary of the Royal Society, Francis Aston. It was read at a February meeting: "I have hitherto delayed, answering your last, because I could not give you an account of Mynheer LEEWENHOECK; but last week I was to wait upon him in your name: he shewed me. Bookseller Inventory # 001987

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The Power of Movement in Plants.

DARWIN, Charles

Published by John Murray, London (1880)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1880. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. x, 592 pp., 32pp. of adverts (dated January 1880). Original green publisher's cloth, gilt spine, without front free endpaper, upper hinge split. ---- Freeman 1326 - First edition, second issue. This work is an extension of the work on climbing plants to show that the same mechanisms hold good for flowering plants in general. "In 1881 (1880) Charles Darwin and his son Francis demonstrated that the perception of light is located in the stem or root tip, whilst the tropic responce (curvature) takes place distally, and they therefore inferred that something must be transmitted through the intervening tissues in order to elicit it. The importence of this work and the conclusion drawn from it was appriciated by Pfeffer, who cited it in his textbook of plant physiology." (A.G. Morton, History of Botanical Science). The work became nearly Darwin's last work. Bookseller Inventory # 002011

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Item Description: Claude Jombert, Paris, 1727. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (253x185 mm). [2: blank], [2], 108 pp., 5 folding engraved plates. Modern marbled papercard, paper label to front cover. Internally fresh with occasional very minor spotting. A fine, clean copy. ---- DSB II, 54; Poggendorf I, 157. - Rare first edition of this important work on dynamics, "one of the major contributions to the vis viva controversy" (P. M. Heimann, "Geometry and Nature": Leibniz and Johann Bernoulli's Theory of Motion, in: Centaurus XXI1, März 1977, pp. 1-26). Bookseller Inventory # 001940

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Ueber irreversible Strahlungsvorgänge

PLANCK, Max

Published by Johann Ambrosius Barth, Berlin (1900)

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Item Description: Johann Ambrosius Barth, Berlin, 1900. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Offprint from: Annalen der Physik, vol. 1 (1), 1900, pp. 69-122. Berlin: Johann Ambrosius Barth. 8vo (222x145 mm). Original printed wrapper (little soiling and chipping, ownership inscription to top corner, front cover re-attached), internally fresh and unmarked. Presentation copy ("Überreicht vom Verfasser"). ---- The rare offprint version of the first edition of a milestone paper by Planck. A summarization of Planck's five-part series on irreversible radiation processes, published between 1897 and 1899, submitted to the Annalen der Physik in November 1899, and published early in 1900. Bookseller Inventory # 001952

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Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa.

BAYER, Johann

Published by Johann Görlin, Ulm (1655)

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Item Description: Johann Görlin, Ulm, 1655. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (395x310 mm). Engraved title-page and 51 unfolded engraved plates of celestial constellations by Alexander Mair. Modern full calf, spine titled in gilt, old endpapers included, pastedowns renewed. Margins of title and some plates frayed, carefully cleaned, very little browning and spotting, title and few plates with repaired marginal tears to fold, last chart with marginal worming. Provenance: ex bibliotheca Semin. St. Sulpitii (ink inscription to rear endpaper). A fine copy of a rare star atlas. ----- Brown pp. 19-25; Warner, Sky explored, pp. 18-19, 1a; Norman 142; Honeyman 246; DSB I, 530 (ref. to 1603 or 1661 editions). - The very rare fourth edition of Bayer's Uranometria (first published in 1603), the first atlas to cover the entire celestial sphere, in fifty-one star charts, including one containing twelve new constellations unknown to Ptolemy. The illustrations are based on Jacob de Gheyn's designs for the Grotius edition of Aratus, published in Leiden in 1600. Johann Bayer (1572-1625) practised as a lawyer in Augsburg, but his principal interest was in the rapidly developing field of astronomy. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying all stars (prior to the invention of the telescope) by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. The 1655 edition is much rarer than the 1661 edition. Bookseller Inventory # 001848

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A Treatise of Fluxions.

MACLAURIN, Colin

Published by T.W. and T. Ruddimans, Edinburgh (1742)

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Item Description: T.W. and T. Ruddimans, Edinburgh, 1742. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (222x172 mm). Vol. I: [6], vi, 1-412 pp., including half-title and 25 folding engraved plates. Vol. II: [2], 413-763 [1] pp. and 16 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf, red morocco labels to spines (binding a little rubbed and bumped, vol. 1 foot of spine damaged, hinges cracked but firm). Internally only very little browned, text of vol. II with faint dampstaining, contemporary ink inscription to vol. I title and p.50, library and withdrawal stamps "Bibliotheca Coll. Nov. Edinensis" to foot of titles. Provenance: John Sprat Rainier (1777-1822), Rear Admiral of the Royal Navy. ---- Norman 1408; DSB VIII, p.610; Honeyman 2084. - FIRST EDITION. Written as a staunch defence of Newton, and described as "the earliest logical and systematic publication of the Newtonian methods", this work was written in reply to Bishop George Berkeley's The Analyst. A letter addressed to an infidel mathematician of 1734. This latter work, which derided Newton's conception of "prime and ultimate ratios", was addressed to Halley who had steered the first edition of the Principia through the press. In his preface to the Treatise, MacLaurin lays out his reasons for defending Newton and his methods. This work is otherwise noteworthy for the solution of a great number of problems in geometry, statics and the theory of attractions, and elaborations of many of the principles described by Newton in the Principia. It stood as a model of rigor until the appearance of Cauchy¿s Cours d¿Analyse in 1821 (DSB). Bookseller Inventory # 002019

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