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 , Ladies Dispensatory
Ladies Dispensatory
1740. THE LADIES DISPENSATORY: or, Every Woman her own Physician. Treating of the Natures, Causes, and various Symptoms of all the Diseases, Infirmities, and Disorders, natural or contracted, that most particularly affect the Fair Sex, in all their different Situations of Life, as Maids, Married Women, and Widows. London: James Hodges, 1740. Second edition. (The first edition appears to be printed without a date; but Wellcome notes a listing for the title in London Magazine for February 1739.) 12mo. xvi, 324, [8] pp. Contemporary full calf, rubbed, with small loss and 3/4 inch cracks at head of spine. Some foxing and soil. Slight worming to corner margin of pp. 180-215. Overall, a solid and appealing copy of a scarce title. An amazing variety of dreadful female conditions were thought to be due to hysteria, and treated with elaborate recipes. (Wellcome III, p. 428). .
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Book number: 87028
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Keywords: Women

 
Pharmacopeia Nosocomii Regii Edinburgensis
1795. PHARMACOPEIA NOSOCOMII REGII EDINBURGENSIS [The Medications used in the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary]. Edinburgh, 1795. 12mo. vi,63pp. This pharmacopeia is divided into three parts: a list of "simples" (single substances, mostly herbs), a list of mixed medications with recipes, and dosage ("posologia") instructions. The introduction gives weights, and cautions the practitioner against dispensing without careful measurement. The Royal Infirmary was founded in 1729, and is the oldest "voluntary (private non-profit) hospital" in Scotland. Tree-calf; front board and blank pulling loose, almost detached. Extremities worn; library stamps on endpaper and verso of title. .
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Book number: 87013
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 , Pharmacopoea Hispana
Pharmacopoea Hispana
1794. PHARMACOPOEA HISPANA. Madrid, Typographia Ibarriana, 1794. First edition. Engraved title. xiv, 212, [22],16 pp. 8vo. full leather that is rubbed and edgeworn, with small losses at spine ends, and shaken. Beautifully printed on fine paper. Internally fine except for library markings, which are limited to the front pastedown and title page. Contemporary ink signature, of Manuel Gorgullo, at the end of errata. (Wellcome IV, p. 370). .
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Book number: 87000
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 ABERNETHY, JOHN, Surgical Observations
ABERNETHY, JOHN
Surgical Observations
1811. ABERNETHY, John. SURGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORIGIN AND TREATMENT OF LOCAL DISEASES; AND ON ANEURISMS. ON DISEASES RESEMBLING SYPHILIS; AND ON DISEASES OF THE URETHRA. Philadelphia: Printed for Thomas Dobson; Fry and Kammerer, Printer, 1811. Offered with: SURGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE INJURIES OF THE HEAD; AND ON MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS. Philadelphia: Printed for Thomas Dobson; Fry and Kammerer, Printer, 1811. First American edition of each, originally published at London in 1809 and 1810 respectively. Two octavo volumes. Uniformly bound in contemporary full calf, with a red morocco label and gilt number at spines. Text leaves of Vol. 1 are age-browned, with some foxing and a few dog-eared corners; the half-title and title-page each have a small puncture. Vol. 2 has an "Explanation of the Plate" at p. 105; however, there is no plate (nor any sign of one). Otherwise, it is quite clean with negligible scattered foxing. The bindings are moderately soiled, stained and rubbed overall. Vol. 1 has bit of worming at heel, the upper joint is just starting, and a quarter-size patch of leather is missing from the upper board. It is unusual to see both volumes together. Very good overall. (Shaw & Shoemaker 22138). Garrison & Morton, nos. 2928 and 5584, regarding the London Lonngman edition of 1809: A pupil of John Hunter, Abernethy (1764-1831) became a leading surgeon in London. He was most industrious and it is said that not even on his wedding day did he fail to give his usual daily lecture at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. D'Arcy Power found his book Surgical Observations on the Constitutional Origin and Treatment of Local Diseases; and on Aneurisms to be epoch-making; it contains a record of the first successful ligation of of the external iliac artery for aneurysm, an operation carried out by Abernathy in 1796. .
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Book number: 72370
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 ACCUM, FREDERICK, Practical Essay on the Analysis of Minerals
ACCUM, FREDERICK
Practical Essay on the Analysis of Minerals
1809. BY AND EARLY PROPONENT OF FOOD SAFETY AND CONSUMER AWARENESS ACCUM, Frederick. A PRACTICAL ESSAY ON THE ANALYSIS OF MINERALS, exemplifying the best methods of analysing ores, earths, stones, inflammable fossils, and mineral substances in general. Philadelphia: Published by Kimber & Conrad.. and Benjamin & Thomas Kite.. 1809. Brown & Merritt, printers. First American, from the first London edition of 1804. A frontispiece and one other copperplate, both engraved by Tanner, of apparatus. Pp. xxiv, [25]-236. 12mo. contemporary paper boards with a paper spine, and a paper spine label. Ex library, but with minimal markings: a perforated stamp to the title leaf and the first leaf of text and a couple of ink stamps in margins. The binding shows general wear all over, with the lower board foxed. The boards are firmly attached despite superficial cracks along joints. Text is nicely printed and clean for the most part, with foxing to endpapers and fly leaves. Accum (1769-1838), a German-born and educated chemist, emigrated to London in 1793 to serve an apprenticeship and to continue his scientific studies, where he stayed and worked for most of his professional career. Although he never made any significant contributions to pure chemistry, his contributions to technical and industrial chemistry were important: he did much to promote the introduction of gas lighting, and to alert the public to the dangers of food adulteration and the dubious methods and fraudulent claims of some merchants. Like Humphry Davy and other contemporaries, Accum became a popular lecturer and author of books to accompany his courses in practical chemistry, pharmacy, and mineralogy, such as this PRACTICAL ESSAY ON THE ANALYSIS OF MINERALS. (Shaw & Shoemaker 16788; Oxford DNB). .
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Book number: 89046
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 ACCUM, FREDERICK, System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry
ACCUM, FREDERICK
System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry
1808. ACCUM, Frederick. SYSTEM OF THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY Two Volumes, with Plates. From the Improved London Edition. Philadelphia, Kimber and Conrad, 1808. Octavo. Two volumes. xx,393pp.; xx,431[7}pp. +VIIff. First American edition. Contains seven engraved plates. First published in 1803, Accum'swas one of the earliest chemical texts to be based on Lavoisier's principles. Accum (1769-1838) was born in Germany, and came to London in 1793 to work in a pharmacy. He became a lecturer in chemistry and an expert on gas lighting and on culinary chemistry. He was arraigned for "mutilating books" at the Royal Institution, and left England in disgrace. His later books, some quite successful, were published under the name Mucca. Tree-calf, showing rubbing and some wear to extremities. Light soil to a few pages, and foxing to plat$850.00. .
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Book number: 87050
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 ACCUM, FREDRICK, Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons
ACCUM, FREDRICK
Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons
1820. ACCUM, Fredrick. TREATISE ON ADULTERATIONS OF FOOD AND CULINARY POISONS EXHIBITING THE FRAUDULENT SOPHISTICATIONS OF BREAD, BEER, WINE SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS, TEA, COFFEE, CREAM CONFECTIONERY, VINEGAR, MUSTARD, PEPPER, CHEESE, OLIVE OIL, PICKLES, AND OTHER ARTICLES EMPLOYED IN DOMESTIC ECONOMY, AND METHODS OF DETECTING THEM. Philadelphia: Ab'm Small, 1820. 143p. Small Octavo. Bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards, endpapers and edges, needs rebinding. Ex-library with perforated stamp to title and ink stamp to title page verso. Interior is clean and bright. A controversial and pioneering work on food additives and poisons. Very good save binding. .
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Book number: 87097
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ACCUM, FREDRICK
Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons
1820. ACCUM, Fredrick. TREATISE ON ADULTERATIONS OF FOOD AND CULINARY POISONS EXHIBITING THE FRAUDULENT SOPHISTICATIONS OF BREAD, BEER, MUSTARD, PEPPER, CHEESE, OLIVE OIL, PICKLES, AND OTHER ARTICLES EMPLOYED IN DOMESTIC ECONOMY, AND METHODS OF DETECTING THEM. Philadelphia: Ab'm Small, 1820. 270p. Small Octavo. Unbound Ex-library with perforated stamp to title which is chipped along the perimiters, though not affecting text. A controversial and pioneering work on food additives and poisons. As is. .
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Book number: 90005
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ACLAND, HENRY W.
Biographical Sketch of Sir Benjamin Brodie
1864. (LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth, signature). ACLAND, Henry W. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF SIR BENJAMIN BRODIE, LATE SERGEANT-SURGEON TO THE QUEEN AND PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. 31 pp. 4 3/4 x 7 inches: 12mo. pale blue wrappers. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's copy with his ink signature at top edge of front cover. Ex-library with blindstamp on title page, pp. 21-22. Spine material scraped as if removed from library binding, else very good with minimal cover soil. .
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Book number: 79493
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ADAMS, SAMUEL HOPKINS
Great American Fraud
1906. ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins. GREAT AMERICAN FRAUD: ARTICLES ON THE NOSTRUM EVIL AND QUACKS, IN TWO SERIES REPRINTED FROM COLLIER'S WEEKLY. P. F. Collier & Son. 1906. First Monograph Edition. Octavo 146p. Bound in red cloth with printed front board and hand lettered spine. Includes a fold-out reproduction of newspaper ads offering cures and remedies for the fatal and incurable. Illustrated additionally throughout text. Ex-library. Has ink stamps at front pastedown, title page and page 50. Perforated stamps to title page and first page. Pocket pasted in at rear endpaper. Crack to front endpapers at hinge. Interior clean and bright. A good copy. .
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Book number: 87079
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AGASSIZ, LOUIS
Structure of Animal Life
1866. AGASSIZ, Louis. THE STRUCTURE OF ANIMAL LIFE: SIX LECTURES DELIVERED AT THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 1862. New York: Charles Scribner and Company, 1866. Volume 4 of the "[Augustus] Graham Lectures; On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in His Works," published by The Brooklyn Institute. First edition. Small text illustrations throughout. [2], viii, 128 pp. Octavo, publisher's brown cloth, gilt title to spine, brown coated endpapers. Cloth is faded on spine and along perimeters of boards, which are mildly edgeworn, with shallow loss at heel and crown. Text leaves are clean but lightly and evenly toned, though still flexible. Bookplate of Samuel A. D. Shepard on front pastedown. Ex library, with only a few marks: a single ink stamp on the front endpaper, the title-page, and p. 50, and a small shelf label on spine. Very good. The six lectures included are: 1. Four different plans of structure among animals, 2. Relative standing or gradation of the animal kingdom, 3. Remote antiquity of animal life as shown in the coral reefs, 4. Physical history of the earth.--Man the ultimate object, 5. Triple coincidence in the succession, gradation, and growth of animals, 6. Evidence of an intelligent and constantly creative mind in the plans and variations of structure. Reference: Holder, Louis Agassiz, His Life and Work, pp. 191-193, 213-214, 320. .
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Book number: 87021
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 AGASSIZ, ALEXANDER, Three Cruises of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer
AGASSIZ, ALEXANDER
Three Cruises of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Steamer
1888. AGASSIZ, Alexander. THREE CRUISES OF THE UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY STEAMER "BLAKE" in the Gulf of Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea, and along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, From 1877 to 1880. Two volumes. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1888. xxii + 314 pp. (+ folding map in rear pocket: Western Atlantic Ocean)/220 pp. 8vo. dark blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. Ex-library, worn, with usual markings, including ink-stamped plates. Spines chipped. Volume II's plates are all in black and white (marine fishes and shellfish). .
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Book number: 82791
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MEYER-AHRENS, DR
Die Thermen Von Bormio in Physikalisch-Chemischer, Therapeutischer
1869. MEYER-AHRENS, Dr. DIE THERMEN VON BORMIO IN PHYSIKALISCH-CHEMISCHER, THERAPEUTISCHER, KLIMATOLOGISCHER, UND GESCHICHTLICHER BEZIEHUNG. Zurich: Orell, Fussli & Comp. 1869. 135 pp. 8vo. rebound in quarter tan cloth with tan marbled paper covered boards. Ex-library, label residue to spine, usual markings. Text age-toned, else fine. .
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Book number: 85606
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 ARBUTHNOT, JOHN, Essay Concerning the Nature of Aliments, and the Choice of Them
ARBUTHNOT, JOHN
Essay Concerning the Nature of Aliments, and the Choice of Them
1732. ARBUTHNOT, John. AN ESSAY CONCERNING THE NATURE OF ALIMENTS, AND THE CHOICE OF THEM, ACCORDING TO THE DIFFERENT CONSTITUTIONS OF HUMAN BODIES. IN WHICH THE DIFFERENT EFFECTS, ADVANTAGES, AND DISADVANTAGES OF ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE DIETS, ARE EXPLAIN'D..TO WHICH ARE ADDED, PRACTICAL RULES OF DIET IN THE VARIOUS CONSTITUTIONS AND DISEASES OF HUMAN BODIES. London: J. Tonson, 1732. Second edition; Two volumes in one. [xxii] + 430 pp. Complete 8vo. full calf with raised bands, original spine label missing. Front board detached. Spine and a few corners chipped. Rear board's joint cracked. Lacks 1 preliminary blank. Title page has closed 3 inch tear. Block sound, clean and bright, tight. Errata slip tipped in at end of last page. Needs rebacking. .
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Book number: 79418
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 ASCHOFF, L. [KARL ALBERT LUDWIG], Cholelithiasis
ASCHOFF, L. [KARL ALBERT LUDWIG]
Cholelithiasis
1909. ASCHOFF, L. [Karl Albert Ludwig], & A[dolf]. Bacmeister. DIE CHOLELITHIASIS. Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1909. First edition. German language text. 117 pp. + 18 color and monochrome lithographic plates, some folding. Tall 8vo, green cloth with gilt spine. Ex-library, with only a canceled bookplate on front pastedown and no other library markings. Light shelfwear and a small faint ink mark on spine, else a near-fine copy illustrated with excellent plates. (Garrison & Morton 3645). .
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Book number: 78845
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