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Rapport des Commissaires Chargés par le Roi, de l'Examen du Magnétisme Animal, Imprimé par ordre du Roi, sur la Copie imprimée au Louvre
1 Rapport des Commissaires Chargés par le Roi, de l'Examen du Magnétisme Animal, Imprimé par ordre du Roi, sur la Copie imprimée au Louvre
Paris Chez Moutard 1784 Half-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. First octavo edition? Bound in later half-calf in an attractive mottled brown pattern, the hubbed spine with crisp gilt-stamped morocco label. The boards in a matching marbled brown and gold paper. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with moderately rubbed corners. The binding is quite clean. Strong hinges. Text block firmly bound in. 8.25 x 5.5 inches. Lovely pastedowns and opposite FEPs in a Victorian-inspired swirled pattern of pink, blue, yellow and beige. With [vi] and 80 numbered pages. Antique laid paper, rag content. Wide margins, with running commentary in small italic font along the fore-edges. Handsome vignettes to the title pages, handsome head-piece following. Green ribbon page marker. Light soiling along several of the page edges. Else a very clean copy. Very Good. Confusing bibliographically. Collates the same as Norman Library M125, which states "First octavo edition?" However, a second title page reads "Analyse Raisonnée des Rapports des Commissaires Chargés par le Roi de l'Examen du Magnétism Animal. Par J. B. Bonnefoy...Lyon, Chez Prault, 1784." (See Crabtree 40, which lists the Bonnefoy work as 98 pp.) It is likely that an earlier owner had intended for the binder to combine both works, but the binder erred and omitted the Bonnefoy. See Crabtree 31 for the background and impact of the Rapport. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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Répertoire Médico-Chirurgical et Obstétrical, ou croix de monographies, théses, mémoires, etc. Sur la Médecine, la Chirurgie et l'Art des Accouchements
2 Répertoire Médico-Chirurgical et Obstétrical, ou croix de monographies, théses, mémoires, etc. Sur la Médecine, la Chirurgie et l'Art des Accouchements
Brussels, Belgium Société Typographique Belge 1837 Presumed First Edition Quarter-leather Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. These are two orphan volumes, being Vols. 3 and 4 of a four volume set. As to Vol. 3, sections include hypochondrie, irritation encéphalique, chirurgie d'Hippocrate, tumeur blanche, syhhilis, tumeurs sanguines. As to Vol. 4, sections include grandes épidémies, croup, asthénie, opium, rectum, autoplastie, avortement. Bound in brown quarter-calf, the spines with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and rules. The boards in a matching marbled paper in various brown tones. Generally unbumped but lightly rubbed spine heads and tails, with gently bumped and lightly abraded corners. The bindings are rubbed but on the whole quite clean. Strong hinges. Text blocks firmly bound in. Blue tinted page edges to a handsome effect. 9.25 x 6 inches. With 468 and 410 numbered pages. Light foxing to the preliminaries. A neat and simple number label affixed to each spine. Vol. 4 with notes in a neat pencil hand to the front FEP. Attractive date stamp of previous owner, Dr. Ch. Mayor, to each title page. Else reasonably clean volumes. A Very Good set of two orphan volumes. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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Commentatio de tracheitide infantum, vulgo croup vocata, cui praemium a quondam imperatore Napoleone propositum ex dimidia parte delatum est [Commentary on early childhood throat infection, familiarly known as croup], Albers, John Abraham
3 Albers, John Abraham Commentatio de tracheitide infantum, vulgo croup vocata, cui praemium a quondam imperatore Napoleone propositum ex dimidia parte delatum est [Commentary on early childhood throat infection, familiarly known as croup]
Leipzig, Germany G. I. Goeschen [Georg Joachim Göschen] 1815 Presumed First Edition Quarter-leather Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Principal text in Latin with ancillary text, especially in the footnotes, variously in English, French and German. Dedication page states, "collegio regio medico londinensi in testimonium summae venerationis dicatum," [Dedicated to the Royal College of Physicians of London, with the highest regard]. Contemporary [?] quarter leather spine, with gilt-stamped red morocco title label, the leather spine somewhat dessicated, the label with losses. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with mildly abraded corners. The text block is firmly bound in. 10.25 x 8.5 inches. Handmade, cotton rag laid paper with watermark. With viii and 228 numbered pages, including cases studies and detailed bibliography. Light to moderate foxing to the preliminaries. Evident page waviness, as if from previous dampness, yet no evidence of dampstain. Else quite clean. A Good Plus copy. See The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature, Volume 7, The Eclectic Repertory and Analytical Review, Medical and Philosophical, publ. 1817, by Samuel Emlen: "Perhaps we should pass a correct judgment on his work, if we stated that though highly ingenious and instructive, it appears to be rather the result of great reading and literary research, than of actual observation, drawn from the bedside of the sick." A modern reader will view with horror Alber's obtuse experiments on animals intended to simulate the effects of croup. So too will the reader be appalled by the author's advocacy of the use of mercury, albeit in limited doses and mixed with camphor, to treat childhood croup by allaying inflammation, to say nothing of his advocacy of bleeding by means of leeches. 
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Traité des maladies Vénériennes, Fabre, Pierre de Tarascon
4 Fabre, Pierre de Tarascon Traité des maladies Vénériennes
Paris Chez Théophile Barrois 1782 Fourth Edition Full-Leather Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Pierre Fabre [1716-1781], Chirurgien français. Prévost du Collège Saint-Côme, fut membre de la Société des chirurgiens de Paris et conseiller du comité de l'Académie royale de chirurgie. 4e éd., revue, corrigée & augmentée par l'auteur: On y a joint une table des principales matieres. "Cet ouvrage contient des observations recueillies avec soin et exposées avec clartè; il peut encore soutenir, avec quelque avantage, le parallèle avec les ouvrages les plus récemment écrits sur cette matière" (Bayle/Thillaye). Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Bound in contemporary [?] full-calf in an attractive mottled brown pattern, as if tree calf, the hubbed spine with crisp gilt-stamped morocco label and flower patterns. Rear board with gouges, and with one inch separation along spine head and tail. Binding much rubbed but reasonably clean. Text block firmly bound in. 7.75 x 5 inches. Lovely pastedowns and opposite FEPs in a swirled pattern of pink, blue, yellow and beige. Page edges tinted a faded red. With xvi and 526 numbered pages. Antique laid paper, rag content. Handsome vignettes to the title page and preface, handsome head-piece following. Green ribbon page marker. Half title page with previous owner stamp. Bottom of p. 337 with a strip about ½ inch high missing, not at all into the text. The occasional minor blemish to the interior but in the main impressively clean. Very Good Minus. A work reflecting "Age of Enlightenment" knowledge of and remedies for venereal diseases. With numerous observations of individual cases and with reviews of the supposed curative properties of mercury. This treatise reflects the experience of a then distinguished practitioner, and not a theoretician. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Traité des maladies Vénériennes, Fabre, Pierre de Tarascon
5 Fabre, Pierre de Tarascon Traité des maladies Vénériennes
Paris Chez Regnard 1765 Second Edition Stiff Wrappers Good Plus 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Pierre Fabre [1716-1781], Chirurgien français. Prévost du Collège Saint-Côme, fut membre de la Société des chirurgiens de Paris et conseiller du comité de l'Académie royale de chirurgie. 2e éd., corrigée & considérablement augmentée par l'auteur. "Cet ouvrage contient des observations recueillies avec soin et exposées avec clartè; il peut encore soutenir, avec quelque avantage, le parallèle avec les ouvrages les plus récemment écrits sur cette matière" (Bayle/Thillaye). Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Complete in 2 volumes. Bound in later plain, semi-stiff pasteboards, with hand-written paper labels to the spines. A bit of edge wear but boards holding nicely. 7 x 4.25 inches. Deckled page edges to a handsome effect. With xix, [4], 400, viii and 422 numbered pages. Antique laid paper, rag content. Handsome vignettes and head-pieces. Intermittent light foxing. Occasional dog-eared corners. The occasional minor blemish to the interior but in the main clean. Good Plus. A work reflecting "Age of Enlightenment" knowledge of and remedies for venereal diseases. With numerous observations of individual cases and with reviews of the supposed curative properties of mercury. This treatise reflects the experience of a then distinguished practitioner, and not a theoretician. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Deutsches Badewesen in Vergangenen Tagen. Nebst einem Beitrage zur Geschichte der Deutschen Wasserheilkunde, Martin, Alfred
6 Martin, Alfred Deutsches Badewesen in Vergangenen Tagen. Nebst einem Beitrage zur Geschichte der Deutschen Wasserheilkunde
Jena, Germany Eugen Diederichs 1906 First Edition Three-Quarter Leather Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erstausgabe, nicht die viel spätere Faksimileausgabe. Verlegt bei Eugen Diederichs, Jena. Gedruckt in der Frommannschen Buchdruckerei, Hermann Pohle, Jena. Der Autor beschreibt die deutschen Bäder von der prähistorischen Zeit bis zur Karolingerzeit, die Badenden Traditionen der alten Deutschen, das Badeleben im Mittelalter, die Gesundheitsbrunnen, die deutschen Mineralbäder und einen Beitrag zur Geschichte des deutschen Wassers Heilung. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. First edition, not the much later facsimile edition. Printed by the Frommann's book printing shop, [Hermann Pohle], Jena. Almost certainly recased as a custom edition. Bound in medium brown three-quarter niger (goatskin), the spine with crisp gilt-stamped morocco label with title, author and rules. The boards in a light gray-green linen-like buckram. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. The binding is exceptionally clean. Strong hinges. Text block firmly bound in. 10.75 x 7.5 inches. T.E.G. Immensely clean pastedowns and opposite FEPs. With 448 numbered pages, interspersed with 159 B&W illustrations, some full page. Two lovely fold-out B&W illustrations, opposite pp. 294 and 360; tiny crease to lower right corner of latter fold-out. Also with extensive bibliography and index of names. Front FEP with previous owner stamp -- the Queens County Medical Society -- to the upper right corner, opposite publisher's oval image of a lion. Very small 1/8 inch stain spot at fore-edge of pp. 40 and 41, not at all into text, quite minor. Else an immaculate copy. Near Fine. You are unlikely ever to encounter a finer copy. The author describes the German baths from prehistoric times to the Carolingian period, the bathing traditions of the ancient Germans, the bathing life in the Middle Ages, the health fountains, the German mineral baths, among others, and a contribution to history of German water healing. 
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Quelques observations de morphologie végétale faites au jardin botanique de Christiania, Norman, Johannes Musaeus; Rasch, Halvor Heyerdahl
7 Norman, Johannes Musaeus; Rasch, Halvor Heyerdahl Quelques observations de morphologie végétale faites au jardin botanique de Christiania
Christiania, Norway Imprimerie de Brøgger & Christie 1857 First Edition Disbound Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Quelques observations de morphologie végétale, faites au jardin botanique de Christiania par J. M. Norman, et publiées avec l'autorisation du sénat academique par H. H. Rasch: Avec 2 lithographies. Programme de l'Université pour le 1er sem. 1857. In French, not in English. Published at Christiania [later called Oslo] in 1857, during the period of the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway. 10.75 x 8.75 inches. Originally issued as a paperback in pamphlet format with string binding, later bound in semi-stiff marbled boards and buckram spine, eventually becoming disbound. Thus again in the original pamphlet state but with the aforementioned binding present. The detached binding with very worn boards and with spine falling apart. 32 numbered pages, plus 2 full-page B&W plates, as called for. Moderate and uniform age-toning, occasional moderate foxing, moderate wear at the corners. The pamphlet itself rated Very Good Minus. Rare in any condition. Johannes Musaeus Norman [1823-1903]; Halvor Heyerdahl Rasch, Royal College of Surgeons of England. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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De Curandis Febribus et Inflammationibus Commentatio, together with, Animadversiones Practicae in Diversos Morbos, Quarin, Joseph
8 Quarin, Joseph De Curandis Febribus et Inflammationibus Commentatio, together with, Animadversiones Practicae in Diversos Morbos
Vienna Rudolph Graeffer 1781 Hard Cover Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Two volumes in one. NOT ex-library. De Curandis Febribus et Inflammationibus Commentatio, dated 1781, is a second edition. Animadversiones Practicae in Diversos Morbos, dated 1786, is a first edition. Principal texts in Latin, and with occasional citations in German, English and French. Bound in three-quarter ivory vellum, and with lacquered brown paper hardboards. Spine with handsome brown morocco label, with gilt-stamped lettering and rules. Generally unbumped spine head and tail. Light wear at the corners, some soiling to the vellum, but all in all an attractive binding, and with scarcely any trace of shelf pull. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Trimmed pages. All edges tinted a faded pea green. Rebacked [?] pastedowns in turquoise blue paper. With [10] 466 [10] and 338 pages. With occasional charmingly engraved vignettes, head- and tail-pieces. Handmade, cotton rag laid paper. Mild age toning. Intermittent spotting and off-setting. Else a remarkably clean set of two volumes in one, and a handsome addition to any library shelf on the history of medicine. A Very Good Minus copy. The watermarked papers constituting the endpapers are historically significant. The laid blue paper, with shield, post horn, crown and arms, is by Dirk and Cornelis Blauw of Wormerveer, Netherlands. Its year of first use has been dated to 1783. Dirk Blauw was perhaps the most important of all Dutch paper makers. The laid ivory paper, with the Pro Patria or Maid of Holland watermark, is apparently by G. W. Quirll, Netherlands. The Pro Patria watermark was used mostly by Dutch paper makers and became very popular beginning in the 17th century. Some of the characteristics of old paper, as here, are a somewhat uneven distribution of the fibers, dark stripes beside the chain lines, a watermark, creases, wear, and dirt. Dard Hunter uses the term "antique laid" to describe paper made by hand approximately before 1800, when the design of the paper mold caused the fibers to collect along the chain lines and look like dark stripes. 
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Des Moyens de Parvenir a la Vessie par le Rectum; Avantages et Inconvéniens de cette Méthode pour Tirer les Pierres de la Vessie... suivis, d'un Mémoire sur la Méthode d'Extraire la Pierre de la Vessie Urinaire par la Voie de l'Intestin Rectum, Sanson, Louis Joseph; Vacca Berlinghieri, André
9 Sanson, Louis Joseph; Vacca Berlinghieri, André Des Moyens de Parvenir a la Vessie par le Rectum; Avantages et Inconvéniens de cette Méthode pour Tirer les Pierres de la Vessie... suivis, d'un Mémoire sur la Méthode d'Extraire la Pierre de la Vessie Urinaire par la Voie de l'Intestin Rectum
Paris Chez Béchet 1821 Presumed First Edition Paperback Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Texte par André Vacca Berlinghieri... traduit de l'Italien par L. J. E. Blaquière. Merci avec Edition-Originale, Paris, pour la description suivante: "Edition originale pour le premier texte et première édition française pour le texte de Vacca parue la même année que l'originale italienne. Très intéressante réunion de deux traités de cystotomie qui firent sensation dans le milieu scientifique. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la grande gravure dépliante in fine... Exemplaire non rogné, dans son brochage d'origine, sous couverture de papier à lacuve. Très rare exemplaire." In French, not in English. Blue pastepaper wrappers with printed paper spine label. Some rubbing to wrappers, worn at extremities and edges. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Handmade, cotton rag laid paper. [6],168, 16 (publisher's adverts) pp. Large folding B&W engraved plate in very good state, with minor foxing, 11 x 15.5 inches. Occasional minor age-darkening to text pages. Some dog-eared corners. Moderate page waviness. All in all a presentable, untrimmed copy. A Good Plus copy. Kiefer: Catalog of History of Urology and Medicine, 500. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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A Treatise on Fever, Smith, [Thomas] Southwood
10 Smith, [Thomas] Southwood A Treatise on Fever
London, England Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1830 First Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Printed by G. Hayden, Westminster. Original cloth binding of a rust-brown shade, now age-toned, especially at the spine. Original paper spine label, age-toned, with black-stamped lettering, "Dr. S. Smith on Fever, Price 14s." Bumped spine head and tail, with gently bumped corners. The binding is fairly clean. Text block firmly bound in. 9 x 5.5 inches. Antique laid paper, rag content. With [4], viii and 436 pages. Four meteorological tables, with references to admissions and deaths for the years 1825-1828. Additional tables highlighting occupation, sex, locality and age of patients; chronologies, including timeline from attack to cure or attack to death, &c. Upper corner of front pastedown with discreet label of bookseller, "J. H. Morgan, Stationer, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire." This bookseller listed in Hodson's Booksellers, Publishers and Stationers' Directory for London and Country, publ. William Henry Hodson, London 1855. Abergavenny is a village in Wales. In a neat blue ink hand to the top third of the half title page, "This was D. Thomas Southwood Smith 1788 - 1861 to whom the philosopher Jeremy Bentham gave his body for dissection, the acct. of this recorded in full in Munk's Roll of R.C. Physicians, Vol, iii, p. 237 [235]. The [?] body of JB reposing in a room of [?] University College, London." According to Munk's Roll, "Dr. Southwood Smith was the physician and intimate friend of Jeremy Bentham [1748-1832], who, with a view to the removal of prejudices then existing, gave his own body to Dr. Smith for dissection, charging him to devote it to the ordinary purposes of science. Dr. Smith faithfully discharged the office imposed upon him; and in the old theatre of the Webb-street school of medicine on the 9th June, 1832, with thunder pealing over head and lightning flashing through the gloom, he delivered the first lecture over the body of Bentham." A hint of foxing to the preliminaries, else remarkably clean. All in all a Very Good copy. The London, 1830 first edition is uncommon. "Both a doctor and a minister, Smith called himself, 'physician to body and soul'. He has been called 'the intellectual father of our modern public health system'."--Garrison-Morton 2211. British Library Catalogue (Readex edition), Vol. 23, p. 835, col. 776. 
Price: 495.00 USD
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