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Item Description: for T. Dring, C. Harper, and J. Leigh, London, 1679. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (315x198 mm). [24], 155 [1]; [8], 179 [1]; 56, [2] pp. Signatures: A4, a-b4, B-U4, X2; A-Z4, Aa2, A-G4, H1. 14 engraved plates (plate V with marginal tear). Contemporary full brown calf, rebacked, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, hinges, spine ends and corners restored. Title-page with little hole affecting one letter, early ownership inscription to final leaf of first part, light browning and spotting in places, light dampstaining and soiling to first and final few leaves, occasional ink spots, lacking final blank. Provenance: Johannes Lawrence (signed and dated April 17, 1730 on A4v of second part). ---- Wing W2847; Wellcome V, p.444; NLM/Krivatsy 13039; Heirs of Hippocrates 541 (latin ed.); Garrison & Morton 3926, 5086 (latin eds.). - The RARE FIRST EDITION in English from one of the great English medical men of his day. "Willis noted the sweetness of the urine in diabetes mellitus; he differentiated between this condition and diabetes insipidus" (G&M). The second part includes an early clear account of whooping cough. "One of the great books of seventeenth-century English medicine, this is the first scientific work on pharmacology as well as a valuable epitome of the materia medica of the time. Willis describes the sweetish flavor of urine in diabetes mellitus, differentiating between it and diabetes insipidus" (Heirs of Hippocrates). Bookseller Inventory # 002108

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Item Description: J. & A. Churchill, London, 1870. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (356x273 mm), viii, 31 pp., 12 chromolithgraphic plates (one folding). Faint library stams to title and plates, original publishers printed boards (worn and soiled, endpapers renewed), rebacked with spine gilt. Provenance: G. E. Evans (presentation bookplate to first blank), Birmingham Medical Institute. Plates clean and virtually unspotted. A good copy. Garrison-Morton 5892; Hirsch/Hüb. III, 782 ¿ SECOND ENGLISH EDITION, revised and enlarged of the first atlas of ophthalmoscopy, and a model for all later atlases. "The author was an assistant to Helmholtz at the time of the invention of the ophthalmoscope. The work ist illustrated with reproductions of his own paintings." (G-M.). Bookseller Inventory # 002074

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ARCHIMEDES Syracusani

Published by apud Claudium Morellum, Paris (1615)

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Item Description: apud Claudium Morellum, Paris, 1615. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (333x220 mm). [44], 549 (recte 551) [1] pp., title printed in red and black and with woodcut device, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in text, parallel Greek and Latin text. Later half calf over marbled boards (spine rebacked, corners repaired, some wear to extremities). Even light browning (some pages stronger), occasional little spotting mainly at margins, dampstains to upper gutter of title- and about 40 leaves at the beginning and at the end, occasional marginal worm tracks affecting a few glossary letters, diagram on Ii4v shaved at fore edge as often. Good copy. ---- Houzeau-L. 826; DG 6.2146; Brunet I, 384; Ebert 918; Hofmann I, 239; Riccardi I1, 43, 7/1; Bibl. Dt. Mus., Libri rari 14; Cantor II, 659; DSB I, 229. - "Influential Greek and Latin edition" (DSB), valuable for its numerous woodcuts and diagrams, text in Greek and Latin. Rivault's magisterial edition of Archimedes, containing the Greek text (taken from the editio princeps of 1544), a Latin translation and some of the ancient commentaries, was used by 17th-century scholars such as Fermat and Descartes. Fleurance, after travelling much in his youth, was made, in 1612, tutor to the young Louis XIII, a post he held until he was dismissed for striking his charge's pet dog. Bookseller Inventory # 002038

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CUVIER, Georges L.C., Baron

Published by Deterville, Paris (1812)

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Item Description: Deterville, Paris, 1812. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (252x200 mm). 4 volumes. Vol. I: [8], vi, 120 pp.; 20 pp. 3 pls.; viii, 278 [2] 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). The large folding plate in vol. I frayed in margins and with tears to folds, hole in title of vol. III affecting one letter of imprint, title pages with old ink library stamp, few plates trimmed close affecting footer or headlines, little occasional spotting, vol. IV damp-stained towards end, contemporary half green roan, spines gilt, a little rubbed, vol. IV with boards repapered. Good 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 # 001944

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CUBA, Johannes von

Published by Nicolaes Grapheus, Antwerp (1514)

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Item Description: Nicolaes Grapheus, Antwerp, 1514. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (275x205 mm). [6], CXC (= 185), [19] ff. Signatures: A6, a-f6, g4, h-k6, l4, m-o6, p4, q-s6, t4, v-y6, z4, &6, )6, A6, B4, C-E6, F4, G-I6, K4, L6, M4 (-A1-6, -a1-6, -D6, -F4). Lacking first 12 leaves (title and preliminaries, gatherings A and a) and 2 leaves D6 and F4. With more than 400 small woodcuts for the greater part representing plants. Recently rebound in 18th-c full vellum with morocco label to spine. Internally somewhat spotted and soiled at margins, fore-margin of most leaves uncut and frayed, some leaves with closed tears and paper repairs to margins and gutter, leaves B1-2 with repaired long tear affecting text without loss, leaves B3-4 with paper repair to upper margin affecting first row of text. A few occasional text annotations in old manuscript. Except for the lacking leaves a sound and well-margined copy of an exceedingly rare work. ---- Nijhoff & Kronenberg, 1051; Nijhoff & Kronenberg, 596; Pritzel 11904; Biblioth. Hulthem I, 6696; Choulant, graphische Incunabeln für Naturgeschichte und Medicin, Leipz. 1858. p. 73; USTC 400329; NB 9173. The first translation into Dutch of the "Herbarius zu Teutsch", Basel: Furter, 1490. It is the second of two Dutch vernacular editions of the Herbarius (Den herbarius in dijetsche, Antwerp 1511, Den groten herbarius, Antwerp 1514) that derive from the German Gart der Gesundheit woodcut lineage. The woodcut illustrations here were copied and reduced - but extended with information about animals and minerals. In the nineteenth century Botany was considered by Belgian historians the pre-eminent national science. This reputation was particularly drawn to the work of the three major Flemish botanists Dodoens, Clusius and Lobelius, but also on several sixteenth-century descriptions of the various botanical gardens in the Netherlands, which showed that interest in plants and herbs was widespread. This is consistent with the large number of herb books that were published in Dutch. In 1484, the Bavarian derived Jan Veldener published in Leuven an illustrated Herbarius in Dutch, reprinted in the first years of the sixteenth century in Antwerp by both, William Vorsterman and Gevaert Back. In 1514 followed Den Groten Herbarius by Claes de Grave in Antwerp, with reprints in 1526, 1532, 1533, 1538 and 1547 (Tineke Padmos and Geert Vanpaemel, De geleerde wereld van Keizer Karel, 2000, pp. 173-4. No copy recorded at auction. USTC lists 8 copies in libraries (4 in the Netherlands, 2 in Belgium, 1 in Denmark and 1 at Houghton Library, USA). Bookseller Inventory # 002041

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HUXHAM, John

Published by Printed for J. Hinton, London (1759)

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Item Description: Printed for J. Hinton, London, 1759. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (210x137 mm). [6], 70 pp. including half-title and dedication leaf. Contemporary marbled paper card boards with paper label to spine (little wear to extremities), pages untrimmed. Internally only little age-toned, last page with few thick lines in lower margin by black marker not affecting text. Erased stamp to half title page. Good copy. ---- Garrison-M. 5050; Waller 5039 (both 1st ed.). - THIRD EDITION. Garrison-Morton calls this work "an excellent account of diphtheria. Although he failed to differentiate the disease from scarlatina angina, he was the first to observe the paralysis of the soft palate." Huxham (1692-1768) was a noted British surgeon who made important contributions to the studies of fevers, influenza and scurvy. He was the first in England to use the word 'influenza.'. Bookseller Inventory # 002095

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BOHR, Niels

Published by Jul. Gjellerups Forlag, Copenhagen (1922)

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Item Description: Jul. Gjellerups Forlag, Copenhagen, 1922. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I. Atomernes Bygning og Stoffernes fysiske og kemiske Egenskaber. Offprint from: Fysisk Tidsskrift, 19 (1921). Copenhagen: Jul. Gjellerup Forlag, 1922. 8vo (233x155 mm). [2], 70 pp. Original printed wrappers, ink name on upper cover, minor rubbing. Untrimmed. Some age-toning of text. Provenance: Burndy Library bookplate (gift of Bern Dibner) with 'withdrawn' stamp tipped onto front inside cover; Juls P. Möller (inscription on front cover and title-page). First seperate edition of a lecture delivered by Bohr before the Physical Society of Copenhagen on October 18, 1921. In this lecture Bohr attacked the problem of atomic constitution by asking the question: "How may an atom be formed by the successive capture of the electrons one by one in the field of force surrounding the nucleus?" The answers are found primarly from an analysis of the observed spectra with quidance from the chemical properties and the correspondance principle. (Collected Works, vol. 4, pp.20). II. Om Atomernes Bygning [The Structure of the Atom], first edition, offprint issue. From: Fysisk Tidsskrift. Copenhagen: Jul. Gjellerups Forlag, 1923. 8vo (233x155 mm). 44, ]4] pp. Original printed wrappers, slight splitting at spine, minor rubbing, ink '1923' and 'Bohr' on spine. Untrimmed and partially unopened. Some age-toning of text. Provenance: Burndy Library bookplate (gift of Bern Dibner) with 'withdrawn' stamp tipped onto front inside cover. Bohr¿s Nobel Prize for Physics lecture, delivered in 1922. Bookseller Inventory # 002098

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EINSTEIN, Albert & FREUD, Sigmund

Published by Internationales Institut für Geistige Zusammenarbeit, Völkerbund, Paris (1933)

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Item Description: Internationales Institut für Geistige Zusammenarbeit, Völkerbund, Paris, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (215x155 mm). 61, [3] pp. First edition, no. 581 of 2000 copies printed. Later cloth, little browning to text, otherwise clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 002100

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Item Description: Thomam Fritsch, Leipzig, 1710. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 3rd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (230x179 mm). [6], 672, [16] pp., full-page engraved frontispiece of the author facing title. Contemporary half calf, worn and bumped. Pages untrimmed, content somewhat browned and foxed (frontispiece and title heavier). Provenance: Ex library Birmingham Medical Institute, with old inscription and shelf marks to inner board. ---- Wellcome II, 193 and Garrison-Morton 1355 for first edition 1686; Osler Cat. 2072; VD 17 3: 623817 T. Hirsch- H. I, 606f. - Third and last edition. Rare. Bohn was an enthusiastic follower of Harvey. The book contains a section on the circulation of the blood. It is an important neurological contribution to reflex phenomena and on the spinal cord. Bohn gehört zu den hervorragendsten Aerzten aller Zeiten (.). Sein Ruhm gipfelt darin, die grosse Wichtigkeit des Experimentes nach der physicalischen, wie chemischen und neurologischen Seite hin nachgewiesen [und] die Einführung der Experimentalphysiologie eingeleitet zu haben." (Hirsch- H. I. 606f.). Bookseller Inventory # 002096

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Item Description: Theodor Haak, Leiden, 1762. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (215x140 mm). [8], 296 pp. Modern blue library cloth, new endpapers, untrimmed. Little browning throughout with some additional soiling of page margins. Provenance: Ex library of the Birmingham Medical Institute, with faint stamp to title and a few pages. Good copy overall. ---- Wood, p. 257; Engelmann, p. 369; BMC Nat. Hist., I, 237 (all for first edition). Second edition. In 1749 Brisson was engaged by Réaumur to care for his collection of natural history and to help him in his observations and experiments, thus putting him in the line of fire of the great rivalry between Réaumur and Buffon. Buffon in his Histoire Naturelle had attempted a general description of the animal world and Réaumur desired to undertake a similar enterprise in which Brisson was to play the principal role. In 1756 Brisson published the present work in which he announced the project and dealt with the study of the first two classes - quadrupeds and cetaceans. But in 1757 upon Réaumur's death he had to give up the care of the collection which was transferred to the Cabinet du Roi under the supervision of Buffon, and to which he was denied access. Bookseller Inventory # 002102

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HALL, Marshall

Published by Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, London (1831)

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Item Description: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, London, 1831. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (228x139 mm). xviii, 187, [2] pp., including half title, 10 lithographed plates on india paper (some spotting), library stamps to title, preliminary leaves and plates (recto and verso). Pages untrimmed, modern half morocco gilt over marbled boards, new endpapers. Provenance: Birmingham Medical Institute. Good, clean copy. ---- Garrison-M. 768.1. - First Edition. Marshal Hall clearly distinguished arterioles and venules from capillaries, and he described arteriovenous shunts (G-M 768.1). Bookseller Inventory # 002103

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Item Description: Brosson, Gabon, et Cie, Paris, 1802. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. xl, 432 pp., 3 folding tables. Contemporary half calf wit gilt decorated spine (rubbed, corners somewhat bumped. Flyleaf with annotation, edge and approx. 40 pp. slightly dampstained, tables occasionally minor foxed, one large folding table loosely inserted, otherwise fine copy. Blake, 313, Garrison-M. 4922; Waller 7453; Hirsch V, p. 609; not in Wellcome (only 2nd and 3rd edition), Osler, Norman, HoH, Cushing. ¿ FIRST EDITION, rare - First Edition. An important nosology of acute diseases, attempting to systematize all factors, including the weather. Pinel, a Paris physician appointed as physician to a notorious mental hospital, found many of the patients in chains, some having been so for many years. Shocked by the conditions he uncovered, he insisted on humane treatment of the patients with specially selected physicians to treat them. He devoted the rest of his life to psychiatry and treatment of the insane. Pinel (1755-1826) war ein berühmter Psychiater. Sein "unsterbliches Verdienst um die Psychiatrie ist es, zuerst auf die menschlichere Behandlung der Irren gedrungen zu haben. Aber auch für die Entwicklung der inneren Medicin ist P. von grosser Bedeutung geworden, indem er . den Grundsatz aufstellte, dass die Med. ein Zweig der Naturwissenschaften sei und dass daher, wie bei diesen, auch die analytische Methode statt der bisher beliebten synthetischen Platz greifen müsse. Er suchte daher die Diagnose der Krankheiten aus den Symptomen zu stellen, denen er die pathologische Anatomie unterordnete." (Hirsch V, p. 609). Bookseller Inventory # 002088

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Item Description: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 1808. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (195x120 mm). xxviii, [1], 32, 31-272, [2] pp. 1 (of 2) engraved plates only (lacking plate I). Gathering P (pp. 225-240) misbound after gathering N, tiny hole in R3, lower corner of D4 torn not affecting text. Contemporary half calf (rebacked, corners repaired), yellow-dyed edges. Internally only little age-toned. ---- Detailed study of the planet saturn by Schröter, who dedicated his work to the French National Institute of Science. Napoleon Bonaparte's troups later in 1813 set fire to Schröter's hometown Lilienthal which affected the property of Schröter and destroyed the entire stock of his books and writings. Bookseller Inventory # 002105

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LIBAVIUS, Andreas

Published by Johann Saur & Petrus Kopff, Frankfurt am Main (1595)

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Item Description: Johann Saur & Petrus Kopff, Frankfurt am Main, 1595. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (164x101 mm). [32], 300, [4]; [32], 615 [1] pp. Signatures: *8 **8 A-T8; ¿8 ¿¿8 a-z8 Aa-Pp8 Qq4. Printer's device woodcut to title-page of both parts and leaf T7r of part 1, final blank T8 in part 1 and ¿¿8 in part 2 present. Contemporary vellum, spine titled in manuscript (browned and soiled), red-dyed edges. Internally little browned and spotted throughout, title page with closed tears (without loss of text), leaves *7, *8, **3, A4-5, and C2 with old paper repair at lower margin (affecting text on *8 and A5), small holes in leaves *2, *7, **1, **3, **5, **8, A8, B3-5, B8 and M8 affecting a few letters in **3, **5, B4-5 and B8, small dampstains in margins, occasional paper flaws at lower margin. Still good copy, complete with the two blanks. Old ink stamp "CP" on p.615. ---- Adams L639; Ferguson II, pp.32/33; Duveen, p.355; DSB VIII, p.309-12. - Libavius (c.1560-1616) "can be regarded as one of the founders of chemical analysis. his books were used by many adepts of chemistry throughout most of the seventeenth century" (DSB). Despite the breadth of his influence Duveen states all his works are rare. A third part of Rerum chymicarum was published in 1599. Bookseller Inventory # 002086

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STROMEYER, Georg Friedrich Louis

Published by Verlag der Helwing'schen Hofbuchhandlung, Hannover (1838)

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Item Description: Verlag der Helwing'schen Hofbuchhandlung, Hannover, 1838. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (224x143 mm). vi, 154 pp., 8 lithographic plates. Contemporary marbled boards with red paper lettering piece (spine ends and corners little rubbed). Internally somewhat browned (plates a bit stronger), occasional very minor spotting. A fine copy. ---- Waller 9320; Hirsch/H. V, p.459ff; Wellcome V, p.201; Garrison-M. 4321. - Milestone in orthopaedic surgery. "Stromeyer is the founder of modern surgery of the locomotor system. He advocated and practised subcutaneous tenotomy for all deformities of the body arising from defects." (Garrison-M.) Stromeyer gilt als Begründer der modernen Chirurgie des Bewegungsapparates. 1833 probierte er erstmals die Durchschneidung der Achillessehne zur Heilung des Klumpfusses. 1836 führte er diese Operation bei einem englischen Arzt aus, der vorher erfolglos Dieffenbach konsultiert hatte. "Dieses Vorkommnis wendet Stromeyer die einflussreiche Gunst Dieffenbachs zu und die Operation brach sich nunmehr überall hin Bahn" (Pagel). Bookseller Inventory # 002082

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TARDIEU, Ambroise

Published by J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, Paris (1868)

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Item Description: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, Paris, 1868. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I. Étude médico-légale sur l'infanticide. Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1868. viii, 342 pp., including half-title and two color and one aquatint plates. II. Étude medico-legale sur l'avortement suivie d'une note sur l'obligation de declarer a l'etat civil les foetus mort-nes et d'observations et recherches pour servir a l'histoire medico-legale des grosses fausses et simulees. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1868. vii, 280 pp., including half-title. III. Étude médico-légale sur la pendaison, la strangulation et la suffocation. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1870. xii, 352 pp., including half-title, one colored plate bound at end and illustrations in text. IV. Étude médico-légale sur la folie. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1872. xxii, [2], 608 pp., including half-title. V. Étude médico-légale sur les attentats aux moeurs. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1873. viii, 303 [1] pp., including half-title and 4 engraved plates. VI. Question medico-légale de l'identité. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1874. 174 [2] pp., including half-title. Uniformly bound in contemporary half leather over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt (little wear to extremities), marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. Internally little age-toned, occasional minor spotting to text. ---- Tardieu was the foremost French medico-legal expert of his day, and his writing reflects the range of his investigations. He wrote on legal aspects of infanticide, abortion, and hanging as well as on insanity. I. first edition. This work includes 3 hand-colored engraved plates depicting the lungs of newborn and stillborn infants. II. 3rd edition. III. first edition. IV. Heirs of Hippocrates 1855. - first edition of Tardieu's work on insanity. Includes 15 reproductions of handwriting specimens of mental patients. V. 6th edition. L'ouvrage constitué une des toutes premieres études sur la maltraitance de mineurs (cf. le syndrome de Tardieu). Cette edition est augmentée de "plus de cent cas d'attentats a la pudeur et de viol", tres souvent sur des enfants. VI. 2nd edition. Bookseller Inventory # 002081

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HOFMEISTER, Wilhelm Friedrich Benedikt

Published by Robert Hardwicke for the Ray Society, London (1862)

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Item Description: Robert Hardwicke for the Ray Society, London, 1862. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (218x144 mm). xvii [1], 506 pp. With 65 lithographed plates numbered I-LXV by Tuffen West after the author's drawings. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, gilt emblem of the Ray Society on front cover (extremities slightly bumped, spine little sun-faded, small hole in cloth at spine), top edge gilt, otherwise untrimmed. Internally only little age-toned, very minor occasional spotting, few plates to the end starting to come loose. Good copy. ---- Dibner 34 (this edition); Norman 1084 (this edition); DSB VI, p.465-7; Nissen BBi, 902. - SECOND EDITION, published only in English, of Vergleichende Untersuchungen. It incorporates a series of supplementary papers and some previously unpublished material, and was revised throughout by the author (Norman). "Entirely self-taught, Hofmeister attained full professorship and rank among the foremost botanists of the 1800s. He revealed the process of fertilization in non-flowering plants (cryptogams) as a regular alternation of sexual and asexual generations in the mosses, ferns, horsetails and liverworts. The asexuel generation propagated by means of spores, alternating with one in which spermatozoids unite with ova." (Dibner 34). In 1851 Hofmeister's most famous work, Vergleichende Untersuchungen, appeared. Without a word of introduction it begins: "The mature plant of Anthoceros appears." The details of its structure and life history are described and copiously illustrated, entirely on the basis of original observations, followed by a brief critique of earlier work on the genus. A similar description of the next plant's life history is followed by others, in order of increasing complexity. The amount of new information is immense; the errors are minor and do not affect the overall picture. In a concluding three-page 'Review' the concept of alternation of generations is explained, and the main modifications of the life history in the different groups are briefly touched upon. Clearly, a page-by-page reading is presupposed, not from the author's arrogance but from his failure to comprehend that others might be less deeply involved. The illustrations are largely from microscopic preparations; prerequisite knowledge of the gross features of the plants would enable the reader to correlate the details. With this single publication, the core of botany passed from its Middle Ages to the modern period. The book was obviously so important that the two main German botanical journals carried very laudatory reviews by their editors. Although sensing that a revolution had come, they seemed overpowered and possibly did not quite understand exactly what had happened. Not so Henfrey. He promptly wrote the sorely needed commentary, brought in the flowering plants directly, put together a plate to illustrate crucial homologies, provided the elementary textbook-type table of comparative life cycles, and brought it all from the level of the research worker down to that of the student. This work was forthwith translated into German. As issued, Vergleichende Untersuchungen tended to collapse with heavy reference or textbook use. This explains its rarity. Two proposals, in 1852 and 1853, to prepare an English translation were unrealized. During the next decade Hofmeister published a series of supplementary papers, all of which were incorporated into a second edition, which exists only in English, translated by F. Currey, secretary of the Linnean Society, and published in 1862. Despite Henfrey's valiant efforts, English botany had remained largely unaware of the Hofmeisterian revolution. Obviously, the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species made a belated English translation imperative. Hofmeister's pre-Darwinian work constitutes the greatest broad evolutionary treatise in botany because it is organized on a basis of increasing complexity." (DSB VI, p.466). Bookseller Inventory # 002094

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GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von

Published by Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, Gotha (1790)

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Item Description: Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, Gotha, 1790. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (205x127 mm). [6], 86, [2] pp. including final blank. Near contemporary marbled boards with gilt title- and shelf-mark label on spine (wear to extremities and front-board). Titel-page with small repair not affecting text, otherwise clean and virtually unspotted. A handsome copy. ---- Sparrow 86; Norman 913; DSB V, 241ff; Hagen 211; Osler 2767; Pritzel 3452; Kippenberg I, 368. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with Goethe's name printed above the title on title-page. Although not the first written, the Versuch was Goethe's first published testimony of his scientific interests. In it he attempted to explain the unity of type in different plant species by arguing that all plants derive from a mysterious "archetypal plant", or "Urpflanze", individual genera being modifications of this ideal type" Goethe thought that the biologist, by comparing a large number of plant and animal forms, can obtain a clear idea of the underlying principles. What Goethe sought in biology and zoology was nothing less than a theory that would explain all living forms" (DSB). Goethe's fundamentally Aristotelian concept of an ideal type had a considerable influence on the later development of botany. Erste Ausgabe. - Verlegerisches Kalkül und persönliche Differenzen ließen Göschen davon absehen, das Werk selbst zu drucken. Eine 2. Ausgabe erschien erst 1817. "Hier entstand also jenes Werk, das nach einer Bemerkung Auguste St.-Hilaires zu der kleinen Zahl der Bücher gehört, welche nicht nur ihren Urheber unsterblich machen, sondern die selber unsterblich sind. Dies Werk, auf das bis heute auf jeder Lehrkanzel für Botanik und in jeder Systematik des Pflanzenlebens Bezug genommen wird, ein Werk, das bei anfänglicher Ablehnung die Gegenbewegungen des Jhdts. alle überstand, ja heute als besonders weitsichtig anzusehen ist" (G. Benn). Bookseller Inventory # 002091

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Item Description: Joannes Oporinus, Basel, 1552. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. March 1552. Folio (302x198 mm). [12], 564, [36: index] pp. Signatures: ?6 A-Z4 Aa-Zz4 AA-ZZ4 AAa-FFf4, ?6 blank, errata on BBb2v, colophon on FFf4r: "Basileae : Per Ioannem Oporinum. Anno salutis humanæ M.D.LII. mense Martio", roman letter, device on title, woodcut initials, Pantinus' preface dated 1551. Contemporary full vellum, spine with 3 raised bands and titled in later manuscript (soiled, extremities worn, corners bumped, hinges split but firm, board ends bowed outwards), green-dyed edges. little worming at gutter of few leaves, a few occasional ink annotations and text markings in contemporary hand. Internally only little browned, very minor spotting in places, faint marginal dampstain to title-leaf. Provenance: Frideric(?) Peyer (signature to foot of title-page), Clement (inscribed and signed on flyleaf). A fine copy of a very rare edition. Collated, complete (with the rare blank ?6). ---- NLM/Durling 915; Adams 1245a; USTC 601230; Garrison-M. 20 (for first ed.); not in Wellcome. - Very rare at auction: only one copy of this edition recorded since 1960. "The De Medicina is the oldest medical document after the Hippocratic writings. Written about AD 30 it remains the greatest medical treatise from ancient Rome and the first Western history of medicine. Celsus's superb literary style won him the title of Cicero medicorum. De medicina deals with diseases treated by diet and regimen and with those amenable to drugs and surgery. The manuscript. was lost during the Middle Ages and re-discovered in Milan in 1443." (Garrison-Morton, 20). Celsus' work has gone through many editions, translations, expansions, and adaptations since its first appearance in print in Florence in 1478. This is the first Basle edition of De re Medica, edited by William Pantini. Bookseller Inventory # 002080

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Item Description: Crochard, Paris, 1820. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, vol. 15, 1820, pp. 59-76, 170-218. Including 5 engraved plates. Paris: Crochard, 1820. 8vo (201x125 mm). Whole volume: 448 pp., including half title. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine and old shelf mark paper label to spine (little wear to extremities, spine rubbed, hinges cracked at head), sprinkled edges. Title page with old library stamp and shelf mark in manuscript. Internally fresh with only little occasional spotting and very minor age-toning. Provenance: Lycee Imperiale de Lille. Good copy, collated complete. ---- Dibner 62; Sparrow 8; Norman 43; DSB I, p.143; Wheeler Gift 762. - Like Oersted, Ampere was a devoted follower of Kant who constructed his own Kantian philosophical system. Ampere's philosophy postulated "two levels of knowledge of the external world . phenomena, presented to us directly through the senses, and noumena, the objective causes of phenomena" (DSB); this determined the form of his scientific discoveries, of which the most important were his discoveries in electrodynamics, beginning in the fall of 1820. Fascinated by Oersted's demonstration of the existence of electromagnetism, which had been reported by Francois Arago to an astonished Academie des Sciences on September 4, 1820, Ampere immediately set out to determine through his own experiments the exact relationship of electrical current-flow and magnetism. He read his first report to the Academie des Sciences on September 18, 1820. In the present paper, his "first great memoir on electrodynamics" (DSB), probably written soon after November 6, the latest session of the Academic that is mentioned, Ampere describes the series of "classical and simple" experiments with which he first explored the interaction of two electric currents and of electric currents with magnets as well as with the earth's magnetic field. "He demonstrated for the first time that two parallel conductors, carrying currents traveling in the same direction, attract each other; conversely, if the currents are traveling in opposite directions, they repel each other" (Sparrow, Milestones of Science, p. 33). His experiments provided empirical evidence for his new theory of magnetism as "electricity in motion." (DSB). Bookseller Inventory # 002090

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FABRICIUS Hildanus (FABRY VON HILDEN, Wilhelm).

Published by Johann Beyer, Frankfurt am Main (1646)

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Item Description: Johann Beyer, Frankfurt am Main, 1646. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (336x215 mm), [22], 1044, [20] pp., additional engraved allegorical title, 1 copper engraved plate of the baths by Pfäfer (bound after p.654), 20 text copper engravings and hundreds of text woodcuts within text. Contemporary calf over thick boards, spine with 6 raised bands, richly gilt in comparments (wear to extremities, hinges repaired), marbled pastedowns, text block browned throughout as usual (some pages stronger), occasional spotting, allegorical title restored at lower margin. Good copy in attactive binding. Complete. ---- Krivatsy 3842; Wellcome III, 4; Heirs of Hippocrates 396; Waller 2908. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (without the appendix by Severino). This large folio edition of Fabricius's collected works includes his separately published monographs on dysentery, burns, lithotomy, and anatomy. Congenital malformations, skull fractures, carcinoma of the eye and penis, hydrocele, gangrene, mineral water baths, the concept of removing some healthy tissue along with the necrotic tissue in amputation, and a special operation for hernia are among the many topics discussed in his writings. Among the numerous instruments and appliances he designed were a bullet extractor, a tourniquet for controlling hemorrhage, an urinal for ambulatory use, and a field-chest of drugs and instruments for use by the army." (Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 396). The typographic title of the first issue does not mention a work by Severino which was often bound in. Die Ausgabe war von Fabricius noch kurz vor seinem Tode zum Druck vorbereitet worden, konnte dann aber erst posthum erscheinen. - Die Illustrationen zeigen überwiegend chirurg. Instrumente, Schienen u. Verbände, jedoch auch Operationen sowie Abbildungen zur Anatomie und Pathologie. Mit den oft fehlenden zwei Ansichten des Bades Pfäfers auf einer Tafel. Bookseller Inventory # 002158

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HELMONT, Johan Baptist von

Published by Elzevir, Amsterdam (1648)

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Item Description: Elzevir, Amsterdam, 1648. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Ortus medicinae. Id est, initia physicae inaudita. Progressus medicinae novus, in morborum ultionem, ad vitam longam. Edente authoris filio, F. M. van Helmont. Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1648. [36], 1-88, 87-158, 161-176, 175-382, 373-452, 457-800 pp. With engraved portraits of Helmont and his son on *4v and some woodcuts in text, frequent mispaginations. Bound with: [same author]. Opuscula medica inaudita. Editio secunda. Three parts in one. Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1648. Two works in one volume. 4to (192x152 mm). [1-2] 3-115 [1]; [2], [6], 110, [2]; [1-3] 4-88 pp., general title- and separate title-leaves for each part, De Febribus misbound at beginning, with the blank leaf before De Peste. Contemporary full vellum with spined titled in manuscript (soiled). Slightly browned, minor spotting, occasional light marginal dampstains and a few ink spots, some ink annotations and markings in contemporary hand. Provenace: F. Pape, Heidelberg (inscription to title-page, dated 1827); Becker (cancelled inscription to first flyleaf), elligible inscription dated 1807 to front pastedown. Fine copy in original binding, collated complete. ---- PMM 135; Norman 1048; NLM/Krivatsy 5447; Heirs of Hippocrates 254; Osler 2929, Waller 4307; Wellcome III, 241; Hirsch-H. III,153; Willems 1066; Garrison-Morton 665 - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION; second edition of Opuscula medica inaudita. "Helmont was one of the founders of biochemistry. He was the first to realize the physiological importance of ferments and gases, and indeed invented the word 'gas'. He introduced the gravimetric idea in the analysis of urine. The above work is a collection of his writings, issued by his son" (Garrison-Morton). "Helmont devoted his life to exploring the first principles of nature through chemistry. He is best remembered as the discoverer of gas, a term he coined to describe the 'specific smokes' that remain after the combustion of solids and fluids; among the gases he identified were carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, chlorine gas and sulphur dioxide. He denied that metals dissolved in acid were either destroyed or transmuted, stating that such metals were recoverable in their original quantities, and correctly identifying the process of precipitation. Like Paracelsus, he rejected traditional humoral pathology and advocated an ontological concept of disease, regarding each disease as a specific entity caused by a specific pathogenic agent. He demonstrated that acid is the agent in animal digestion and came near to identifying it as hydrochloric acid; he also identified the causes of asthma and correctly described fever as a part of the body's natural healing process. Though separately paginated 'Opuscula medica inaudita' is considered a part of the whole volume, as indicated by the 'Index tractatum' on 5*5 - 5*6. Originally published as a separate work in 1644, 'Opuscula medica inaudita' contains reprints of Helmont's treatises on the stone, on fevers, on the errors of humoral pathology, and on the plague" (Norman 1048). Bookseller Inventory # 002093

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GAUSS, Carl Friedrich

Published by Dieterich, Göttingen (1828)

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Item Description: Dieterich, Göttingen, 1828. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Offprint from: Commentattones Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Gottingensis 6. 4to (258x207 mm). [1-3], 4-50 pp. Original plain wrappers, upper wrapper titled in manuscript (spine repaired). Title- and first 3 leaves heavily foxed, otherwise clean with only minor spotting. Provenance: Friedländer & Sohn, Berlin (ink stamp to inner upper wrapper). ---- Norman 880; DSB V, p.304; Stanitz 67. - FIRST EDITION, rare offprint issue of Gauss' definitive treatment of the differential geometry of surfaces lying in three-dimensional space. "It also advanced the radical concept that a surface is a space in itself-a concept implicating the existence of a non-Euclidean geometry" (Norman). Gauss believed this work anticipated Bolyai's work, and it is considered a precursor of non-Eucidean geometry. "The crowning contribution of the period, and his last breakthrough in a major new direction of mathematical research was Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas (1828), which grew out of his geodesic meditations of three decades and was the seed of more than a century of work on differential geometry" (DSB). "The surface theory of Gauss was strongly influenced by Gauss¿ work as a surveyor. Under great physical pains, Gauss worked from 1821 to 1825 as a land surveyor in the kingdom of Hannover ¿ Finally on October 8, 1827 Gauss presented the general surface theory. The title of the paper was Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas (Investigations about curved surfaces). The most important result of this masterpiece in the mathematical literature is the theorema egregium ¿ the egregious theorem ¿ Gauss¿ theorema egregium had an enormous impact on the development of modern differential geometry and modern physics culminating in the principle 'force equals curvature'. This principle is basic for both Einstein's theory of general relativity on gravitation and the Standard Model in elementary particle physics" (Zeidler, Quantum Field theory III, pp. 15-19). Bookseller Inventory # 002084

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ZEIS, Eduard

Published by G. Reimer, Berlin (1838)

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Item Description: G. Reimer, Berlin, 1838. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (205x125 mm). xxxii, 576 pp., two folding hand-colored engraved plates printed in sepia, woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (wear to extremities, hinges split, top of spine chipped). Internally little browned and spotted. ---- Zeis 619; Garrison-M. 5743.4; Waller 10466; Hirsch/H. V, p.1031. - The extremely rare first edition of the first manual of plastic surgery, the term of which was coined by Eduard Zeis (1807-1868) for this work, which is a landmark in the history of medicine (Patterson I, 677). The famous surgeon Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach was instrumental in the writing of the book. "The first half of the work covers the general principles of plastic surgery, and the first history of the subject. The second half describes the special operative techniques required for the individual parts of the body." (Garrison-Morton 5743.4). Bookseller Inventory # 002083

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LAUE, Max von; FRIEDRICH, Walter; KNIPPING, Paul

Published by Verl. d. Königl. Bayer. Akad. d. Wiss., München (1912)

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Item Description: Verl. d. Königl. Bayer. Akad. d. Wiss., München, 1912. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. In: Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-physikalische Klasse, 1912, pp. 303-322 and 363-373. München: Verl. d. Königl. Bayer. Akad. d. Wiss., 1912. Large 12mo (220x142 mm). With 3 line block diagrams in text and 5 collotype plates (stiff plates mounted on studs with white gaffer tape not affecting images). Whole volume: iv, 80, 620 pp., 11 plates and tables (2 folding). Contemporary half-cloth with shelf-mark to spine, general title page with 3 library stamps. Internally little age-toned (outer margins a bit stronger). Provenance: Institut für theoretische Physik, Frankfurt am Main. ---- PMM 406a; Norman 1283 (offprint); D.S.B. VIII, p.50. - FIRST EDITION. - Laue's Nobel Prize-winning report of "one of the most beautiful discoveries in physics" (Einstein). X-rays had been in wide use for years before their exact nature was elucidated by Laue, Max Planck's principal assistant and close colleague. "In the spring of 1912, Laue had the crucial idea of sending X-rays through crystals. At this time scientists were very far from having proven the supposition that the radiation that Roentgen had discovered in 1895 actually consisted of very short electromagnetic waves. Similarly, the physical composition of crystals was in dispute, although it was frequently stated that a regular structure of atoms was the characteristic property of crystals. Laue argued that if these suppositions were correct, then the behavior of X-ray radiation upon penetrating a crystal should be approximately the same as that of light upon striking a diffraction grating" (D.S.B.), an instrument used for calculating the wavelengths of light, inapplicable to X-rays because their wavelength is too short. An associate, Walter Friedrich, and Laue's student Paul Knipping began experimenting along these lines on April 12, 1912, and succeeded in producing a regular pattern of dark points on a photographic plate placed behind a copper sulfate cyrstal which had been bombarded with X-rays. Laue's second paper contains his complicated mathematical explanation of the effect, later known as the Laue-Friedrich-Knipping phenomenon. His discoveries earned Laue the Nobel Prize in physics for 1914. This is the exceedingly rare journal issue, actually much rarer than the offprints (the last 5 copies at auctions in the past 30 years have all been offprints issues). The rarity can be explained not only by the low print-run of the journal, but also of its local character and low distribution level, with public libraries being the common subscribers. Bookseller Inventory # 002092

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PASTEUR, Louis

Published by Imprimerie Impériale, Paris (1866)

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Item Description: Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, 1866. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (229x144 mm). viii (i.e.vi), 264 pp., including half-title, 32 colored lithographed plates, and wood-engraved text illustrations. Contemporary half calf, spine lettered and decorated in gilt (little wear to extremities), marbled endpapers. Slight foxing throughout (some plates stronger), otherwise clean with only minor age-toning. Provenance: Lucien Laurent-Gsell (signed dedication in Pasteur's hand on first flyleaf: "A Monsieur Gsell Laurent | Souvenir affectueux | L. Pasteur"). Good copy with interesting provenance. ---- Sparrow 160, PMM 336; Norman 1655; Oberlé, Fastes 985; Simon, Bibl. Vinaria 22; Duveen p.260; Honeyman 2422/2423; Garrison/Morton 2479; Bulloch, p.61. - First edition. "(.) further experiments (.) demonstrated beyond dispute that fermentation is caused by the action of minute living organisms and that if these are excluded or killed fermentation does not occur. This enabled him to explain to brewers and vintners the cause and prevention of sourness in their products. The heating process that he recommended was the earliest form of 'pasteurization'" (PMM 336). The dedicatee, Lucien Laurent-Gsell, born 1860 in Paris, was a French painter and illustrator, and the nephew of Louis Pasteur. Laurent-Gsell painted various scenes depicting Pasteur at work at his laboratory of which some are held by the Louvre Museum in Paris. Bookseller Inventory # 002097

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Item Description: [Girolamo Bernia]: typis Io. Baptistae Ferronij, Bologna, 1668. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (352x235 mm). [12], 660, [52] pp. Signature: +6, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa-Mmm6, Nnn8. With 219 woodcut illustrations in text, many full page or near so, engraved allegorical frontispiece by Lorenzo Tinti, printed woodcut device on final leaf, half-title bound at end of preliminaries at position of wanting blank leaf +6. Colophon at end dated 1667 ("Bononiæ, ex typographia Ferroniana 1667. Superiorum permissu"). Engraved title with small repair at lower corner just into platemark and erased ownership entry, small waterstain to lower corner throughout, text otherwise crisp with only very little browning and spotting. Restored full calf, boards with frame of original gilt floral decorations, spine rebacked perfectly matching boards. A fine copy or a rare work. ---- Hunt 306; Nissen BBI 14; Pritzel 93; Haller I, 402; BM(NH) 27. - First edition of Aldrovandi's posthumous work, edited by Ovidio Montalbini, on the characteristics, medicinal uses, lore, and symbolism of trees, particularly those bearing fruits and nuts. The engraved title-page includes the arms of Cardinal Guidobaldo and a design of trees and classical figures. This copy has the second state of the preliminary pages according to Hunt with catchword on +2r reading "cultivates?". Aldrovandi was the instigator and first director of the R. Istituto ed Orto Botanico dell'Universita di Bologna, and is said to have formed one of the first herbaria as we know them today. Bookseller Inventory # 002078

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VAROLIO, Costanzo

Published by J. Wechel & P. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main (1591)

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Item Description: J. Wechel & P. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, 1591. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (175 x 103 mm). [8], 184 pp. Signatures: )?(4, A-K8, L4, M8. Printer's woodcut device on titles, a few woodcut illustrations in text after the author's drawings. 18th century full calf, spine with 3 raised bands, gilt and titled in compartments (spine ends chipped, hinges cracked, corners bumped). Internally somewhat browned and brown-spotted (a bit stronger in outer margins), a few leaves with small worm track to blank margin, leaves trimmed close (not affecting text or illustrations). Good copy. ---- Norman 2132; Adams V-278; Choulant-Frank pp. 214-15; cf. Garrison-Morton 1377.2 and 1478 (both for the first edition of De nervis opticis); NLM/Durling 4541; Waller 9816; Wellcome 6499; DSB XIII, p.587. - The exceedingly rare first edition of Varolio's Anatomy. The second of Varolio's two books, the posthumously published Anatomiae "has been described as a teleologic physiology of man" (DSB). Varolio's reputation is largely based on his De nervis opticis (originally published in 1573) in which he presented a new method of dissecting the brain from the base up. This allowed for better observation of the organ's structure. "As a result of his new method of dissecting, Varoli was able to make some contributions to the knowledge of the course and termination of the cranial nerves and to trace the course of the optic nerve approximately to its true termination. His name is perpetuated in the 'pons varolii'" (Garrison-Morton). The second part of this edition comprises the second edition of De nervis opticis. Bookseller Inventory # 002089

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EUCLID

Published by Paganinus de Paganinis, Venice (1509)

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Item Description: Paganinus de Paganinis, Venice, 1509. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. [Venice]: Paganinus de Paganinis, [11 June 1509]. 4to (295x208 mm). [1], 2-144 (i.e. 145), [1: blank] ff. Signatures: a10 b-s8. Place and date of printing from colophon (Venetiis Impressum per probum virum Paganinum de paganinis de Brixia [.], M.D.VIIII. Klen. XI Iunii). Title printed in red and black. Numerous woodcut initials and geometrical diagrams in the outside margins. Entirely restored binding, original morocco with gilt arabesque frame and centre-piece laid down on thick wooden boards, four new clasps and catches attached to three edges. Title-page and damaged edges of all leaves expertly restored with Japanese tissue paper (affecting 4 words of title, two words of f.1 and some of the outer geometrical diagrams in the first 40 leaves). Light browning, faint spotting and staining throughout. A few contemp. annotations in ink. A handsome copy, wide-margined and complete with the final blank. ---- Riccardi II, 229-30; Adams E-981; Thomas-Stanford 4; Sander 2608; Choix, 6525; Graesse II, 511-12. FIRST EDITION BY PACIOLI. The very rare edition edited by Luca de Pacioli (1445-1517), who has contributed important corrections and explanations. Pacioli was a friend and collaborator of Piero della Francesca and Leonardo da Vinci. He published his Summa of arithmetical practices in 1494, and in 1509 both his great Divina proportione (in which he collaborated with Leonardo) and this important edition of Euclid. "In 1509 there had appeared a very notable edition of the fifteen books of the Elements from the press of Paganinus de Paganinis From the typographical point of view it is a very remarkable and attractive book. The title, in red and black, is admirably spaced. The text, which is not overloaded with commentary, fills only half the width of the page, the ample margin being occupied by the diagrams which are on unusually large scale. In the Venetian Euclids of 1482, 1505, and 1509 the art of book-production reached the meridian" (Thomas-Stanford 6). Bookseller Inventory # 002085

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FUNK, Casimir

Published by J. F. Bergmann, Wiesbaden (1914)

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From: Milestones of Science Books (Ritterhude, Germany)

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Item Description: J. F. Bergmann, Wiesbaden, 1914. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (258x173 mm). [i-vii] viii, [1] 2-193 [7] pp. including 6 pages of ads at rear. Text half-tones; two chromolithograph plates at the back. Original blue printed wrappers (light wear and soiling to wrappers), custom clamshell box in matching green cloth. A fine copy of the rare first edition original wrappers. ---- Norman 850 (this copy); Grolier Medicine 94; Lilly Library Notable Medical Books, p.263; DSB V, p.208; Cushing F375; Garrison-Morton 1051. - "A pioneer work in the study of vitamins" (Garrison-Morton). Funk sought the exact causes of diseases known to arise from poor diets. He managed to identify thiamine as the element in rice that prevents ben-ben (a disease caused by a diet of polished rice, which has had several elements, including thiamine, removed in a refining process). In 1912, Funk proposed the term "vitamine" (for vital amine) for the essential organic compounds responsible in trace amounts for preventing or curing beri-beri, pellagra, scurvy and rickets. His book on vitamins, which opened the way for many advances in therapeutic and preventive medicine, examined the link between nutritional deficiency and disease and discussed the role of vitamins in growth and metabolism (Norman 849). Exceedingly rare on the market. Only three copies sold at auction in the past 50 years. Bookseller Inventory # 002107

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