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    • T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, 1808
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Original boards. An excellent uncut copy. First edition of a significant political pamphlet supporting Wellesley in connection with efforts to impeach him from Parliament for actions taken when he was Governor General of India. The impeachment motion was originally made by James Paull (1770-1808) years before. In his letter, the author addresses three specific charges against Wellesley: his conduct towards two native noblemen and Chief ministers (of the provinces of Oude and Furruck-abad) and the measures taken by the British government against the Zamindars (landowners of two... Read more
    • QUILLAU, 1742
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH Without the engraved frontispiece. Woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, and 2 folding tables. Contemporary mottled calf, worn, with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, which is very worn and chipped, marbled endpapers, hinges starting and very weak; interior good. First edition in French. This fine work on the history of medicine, originally published in 1732, is divided into five sections, starting from the Greeks (heavier on Hippocrates), to the Romans, and to Arab practitioners through the Restoration, and on to the present time (with an emphasis on English... Read more
    • D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 1883
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    • Bibliographic details: SECOND AMERICAN EDITION Blue buckram, author, title and date in gilt on spine; new endpapers, title page and following leaf repaired, generally a very good copy. Second American edition, first published in London the prior year. The publication was heralded as a move toward modernization of the medical dictionary. In a contemporary review by The Spectator, it was noted that "the volume does not aim at furnishing the reader with more than a general view of each subject; secondly, the editor has extended the term 'medicine' so as not only to overlap considerably the borders of surgery, but to... Read more
    • CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1887
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Publisher's cloth, covers ruled in black, title and author in gilt on spine. An excellent copy with the signature of L.B. Bissell dated November, 1889 on the title page. First edition. The author seeks to "distinguish between science and speculation in the application of Darwinism to morals." He views the substance of evolution as an irrevocable accomplishment. It is the philosophical and ethical considerations that are subject to scrutiny and make up the discussion in this volume. After a brief explanation of Darwinism, Schurman proceeds to examine various philosophical and e... Read more
    • E.G. FOR WILLIAM LEE, 1650
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST AND ONLY EDITION IN ENGLISH Title within typographical border, woodcut headpieces and initials, printed marginal notes. Early (possibly contemporary) full calf ruled in blind; first and last blank leaves browned around fore-edges. First and only edition in English of Helmont's treatise on catarrhal discharges and phlebotomy, an analysis of pulmonary infections by the Flemish physician and chemist (1580-1644) who founded the Iatrochemical School and coined the term "gas." He opposes many of the popular views of the day, including bloodletting and purgatives, and takes a stand against t... Read more
    • CHAS. M. HIGGINS, 1920
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Numerous plates and text illustration. Original printed wrappers, spine lacking, text tied together with lace. First and only edition of a scarce pamphlet opposing compulsory vaccination. The author's intent seems to be convincing President Wilson, in his role of Commander in chief, to make vaccination voluntary in the armed services. Higgins spent years investigating vaccination data worldwide. For many years he carried a paid advertisement in one of the largest New York dailies, challenging the New York City and State Health Departments to open their books, and he "would und... Read more
    • H.F. & G. WITHERBY, 1953
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Small vignette of Dodo on title page, 21 plates (lacking the frontispiece), text illustrations and index. Publisher's original blue buckram with gilt lettering on spine and decoration on cover. A very nice copy from the library of Dr. James M. Dolan with his stamp (dated 1969) on the title page and another on page 99 and the faint blind-stamp of his son Dr. James M. Dolan Jr. First edition, No. 185 of 485 copies printed, of the most notable and comprehensive work on the dodo of the Mascarene Islands. The author deals with the different species of Dodo and Solitaire, describing... Read more
    • WITHERBY & CO, 1913
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    • Bibliographic details: SECOND EDITION With chromolithographed frontispiece and 26 colored plates after Grönvold and Lodge. Contemporary half morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine, some wear to hinges and corners, otherwise a very clean copy from the libraries of James M. Dolan (stamp on title page), James M. Dolan Jr., (blind stamp on title page), and bookplate of the Van Oosten Foundation Ornithological Library. First edition of this fascinating work on Indian ornithology, intended for the most part as a reference guide for sportsmen. Baker saw "a gap in the records of our Avifauna which badly needs... Read more
    • JOHN BALE, SONS & DANIELSSON, 1921
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    • Bibliographic details: SECOND EDITION With 60 colored plates after Grönvold, Lodge and Keulemans, 15 black and white plates and 2 maps. Original half-morocco over cloth boards, spines of Volumes I and II different color, gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers. An enjoyable copy from the Library of Dr. James M. Dolan with his faint blind-stamp on the title pages and the stamp of Peshawar Club Library on the verso of some plates. Second edition of this classic work of Indian ornithology. The first edition of 1908 was based on updated and edited articles which appeared first in the Journal of the Bombay Natural ... Read more
    • ROBERT JENNINGS, 1829
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Title page vignette illustrating the Tower of London and numerous text illustrations. Morocco-backed paper boards, worn; interior with minor foxing, but overall a very good wide-margined copy from the libraries of James M. Dolan, with his stamp on the half-title, and his son, James M. Dolan Jr., with his blindstamp on the title page, plus the contemporary ownership inscription of R. Sheldon, Rose Hill, Christmas, 1830. First edition of the catalogue of the Royal Menagerie in the Tower of London, one of the earliest zoos open to the public. "As a visit to the Menagerie will ena... Read more
    • EDWARD ARNOLD, 1910
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With frontispiece, 31 full-page plates, many with multiple photographic illustrations, and numerous text illustrations. Half morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine; an excellent copy from the library of James M. Dolan Jr., former head curator and director of collections at the Zoological Society of San Diego, with his small blind stamp on title. First edition of an important work on Spain and its wildlife, intended as the sequel to the authors' Wild Spain (1893). Chapman and Buck spent two years in Spain marching through mountains and desolate marshes watching an... Read more
    • ROWLAND WARD, 1924
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    • Bibliographic details: SECOND EDITION With 14 plates and 54 text illustrations. Original cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, some wear to spine and corner; very cool animal-print endpapers and paste-down. A very nice copy from the library of Dr. James M. Dolan Jr. with his bookplate and blindstamp on the title page. Second edition of a cornerstone on the big game species of South Asia. Lydekker describes in detail the natural history and habitat of virtually all known (at the time) game types, with superb illustrations of elephants, rhinoceros, buffalo, sheep and goats, deer, lions, tigers, leopards, hyenas... Read more
    • FOR THE AUTHOR, 1812
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    • Bibliographic details: Frontispiece plus 10 text illustrations. Contemporary calf, spine repaired, otherwise a nice copy of an interesting work from the library of Brent Gratich-Maxfield. A CHILD'S FIRST BOOK OF SEX ARISTOTLE (psued.). The works of Aristotle. In four parts. I. His complete master-piece; displaying the secrets of nature in the generation of man. II. His experienced midwife; absolutely necessary for surgeons, midwives, nurses and child-bearing women. III. His book of problems, containing various questions and answers, relative to the state of man's body. IV. His last legacy; unfolding the secrets o... Read more
    • JULIUS SPRINGER, 1886
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST GERMAN EDITION With numerous text illustrations and mathematical equations. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards; an excellent copy with very nice marbled fore-edges, paste-downs and endpapers. From the Electrotechnishes Institut in Vienna with their perforated stamp on both titles. First German edition of the first textbook to treat synthetically the works of Maxell, Kelvin and Helmholtz. "Since it concentrated the first French textbook that attempted to treat synthetically the work of Maxwell, Kelvin, and on applications as well as on theory, it became a standard work for engin... Read more
    • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1908
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Polished calf, rebacked, gilt arms of Trinity College, Cambridge on cover, gilt inner dentelles, marbled paste-downs and endpapers. A clean and excellent copy. First edition of one of the author's most important technical works, widely used and reprinted several times. Jeans (1877-1946), noted English physicist and astronomer, wrote this book at Princeton, where he was professor of applied mathematics between 1905 and 1912. Read more
    • HARPER & BROTHERS, 1882
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST AMERICAN EDITION Engraved frontispiece in each volume, numerous plates and text illustrations. Contemporary three-quarters calf and marbled boards, worn, marbled fore-edges; interior, with marbled endpapers, excellent. First American edition of a foundational work by the prominent nineteenth-century explorer Du Chaillu, who coined the title phrase. The author traveled extensively across Scandinavia between 1871 and 1878. His aim in writing more than a simple travel account "was to make a study of the physical characteristics of the country and to closely observe the manners and custom... Read more
    • CUMMINGS, HILLIARD, 1825
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Contemporary boards, printed paper label on spine; some staining, browning and scattered foxing. Inscribed by J.G. Marvin on title. First edition. The author lists various towns in and around specific states (and some Canadian provinces) and sets forth under each location a group of minerals found at sites nearby. Some of the listings include in depth information about the history of the occurrence of these minerals, as well as their physical description and quality. The states are listed in a sort of circular geographic order, beginning with Maine, traveling down the east coa... Read more
    • QUILLAU, 1742
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH With engraved frontispiece, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, and 2 folding tables. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, marbled endpapers, spine chipped at foot, top hinge weak; interior excellent. Contemporary signature on title page, ownership stamp of Doctor Charreau. First edition in French. This fine work on the history of medicine, originally published in 1732, is divided into five sections, starting from the Greeks (heavier on Hippocrates), to the Romans, and to Arab practitioners through the Restoration, and on to the ... Read more
    • JOSEPH FUNK & SONS, 1856
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Wrappers; small dampstain in upper corner of last leaf. First edition. Here is a tale about the life of a young man afflicted with severe rheumatism and his efforts to heal, first by doctors and medications, and otherwise by travel to warmer climates. It is written with a particular slant toward the South (despite Virginia being a "northern" southern state), though the author points out that the young man, who was required to travel for an early job, "had a streak of love for the Yankees about him . . . A man's birth-place, or his theology stood not in the way of his friendshi... Read more
    • MCLOUGHLIN BROS., 1903
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    • Bibliographic details: Front cover in color. The very rare comic-book format of these two excellent stories for children. Read more
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