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image of The Universal Herbal; or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary. Containing an account of All the known Plants in the World, arranged according to the Linnean System.

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Liverpool: Henry Fisher , 1820 A very good 2 volume set of the 1st edition, newly rebound in half calf with marbled boards. With 2 decorative frontispieces, 1 decorative title, and 106 hand coloured plates. The title pages are undated but Vol I has a preface dated 1820 and the 1st edition was produced between 1816 and 1820. This copy… Read more
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image of A Compleat History of Druggs, Written in French by Monsieur Pomet, Chief Druggist to the late French King Lewis XIV. To which is added What is further observable on the same Subject, From Mess. Lemery and Tournefort, Divided into Three Classes, Vegetable, Animal and Mineral with their Use in Physick, Chymistry, Pharmacy and several other Arts

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London : J and J Bonwicke, R Wilkin, S Birt, T Ward and E Wicksteed, 1737 A very good copy of the third English edition in new half calf binding with marbled boards. When Pierre Pomet first published the work in France in 1684, a wealth of discoveries were being made through voyages to tropical regions. This book was the… Read more
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image of Profitable Plants; A Description of the principal articles of vegetable origin used for Food, Clothing, Tanning, Dyeing, Building, Medicine, Perfumery, etc

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London: George Routledge and Sons A very good to near fine copy of Profitable Plants, which was originally published under the title Popular Economic Botany by Lovell Reeve as part of their Popular Natural History series. It is undated but probably circa 1865 and is unusual in retaining the original decorative spine design from the Popular Natural History series. It… Read more
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image of The English Malady: or a Treatise of Nervous Diseases of all Kinds, as Spleen, Vapours, Lowness of Spirits, Hypochondriacal, and Hysterical Distempers, & c. In Three Parts

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London : G Strahan, and J Leake, 1733 A fair to good copy of the 1st edition of this important work, in contemporary full calf binding. George Cheyne (1671-1743) was a scientist, mathematician and physician with a wide range of interests. He has particular interest in nervous diseases and this is his major work on the subject. This copy is… Read more
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De Historia Stirpium commentarii insignes

by Leonhart Fuchs

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Published
1549
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Good
Edition
2nd Edition
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£1,997.40

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Lugduni: Balthazarem Arnolletum, 1549 A good copy of the very scarce second edition of Leonhart Fuchs' outstanding work on plants. Fuchs (1501-1566) was born in Germany and was a physician and botanist. This work was first published in 1542 in folio and was a huge advance on previous works, particularly in its use of woodcuts after drawings by Albrecht Meyer.… Read more
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Tractatus de Corde, Item De Motu & Colore Sanguinis, & Chyli in com Transitu.

by Richardo Lower MD [Richard Lower]

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Published
1671
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Very Good
Edition
3rd Edition
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£3,329.00

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Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Danielem Elsevirium, 1671 A very good copy of the '3rd and Final' edition of Richard Lower's major treatise on the working of the heart and lungs. Richard Lower (1631-1691) was the first person to perform a blood transfusion, reporting in 1666 that blood had been successfully transferred between 2 dogs. Shortly afterwards he carried out an experiment to… Read more
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image of An Historical Narrative of the Great Plague at London, 1665: with An Abstract of the Most Common Opinions concerning the Causes, Symptoms, and Cure of that fatal Disorder. And Some Account of other remarkable Plagues, Ancient and Modern. Interpreted With many Observable Passages of History, &c

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London : W. Nicoll, 1769 A good copy of a very scarce work, originally issued as part of a two volume work called 'The City Remembrancer'. This consisted of 3 books, with separate title pages and pagination, on the Great Plague, Fire and Storm of London. The title page for the 'Remembrancer' states that the source material for the… Read more
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image of The Complete Chymical Dispensatory, in Five Books: Treating of All sorts of Metals, Precious Stones, and Minerals, of all Vegetables and Animals, and things that are taken from them, as Musk, Civet, &c. How rightly to know them, and how they are to be used in Physick; with their several Doses.

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London : Printed by John Darby for Richard Chiswell, and Robert Clavell, 1669 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Johann Shroder's work in English, translated by William Rowland. An extremely scarce work. Johann Shroder (1600-1664) was a German physician and pharmacologist and is credited as the first person to recognise arsenic as an element - producing it… Read more
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image of The Natural History of Aleppo. Containing a description of the City, and the principal natural productions in its neighbourhood. Together with an account of the climate, inhabitants, and diseases; particularly of the Plague

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London : GG and J Robinson, 1794 A good copy of the scarce 2 volume 2nd enlarged edition of this work. In contemporary full leather bindings with 20 black and white plates, of which 6 are folding. Alexander Russell was a physician and naturalist, who became a fluent arabic speaker when working in Aleppo. This work provides an authoritative study… Read more
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Discours de la Nature, causes, signes, & curation des empeschemens de la conception, & de la Sterilite des femmes

by Lovys de Serres

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Published
1625
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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£1,065.28

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Lyon : Antoine Chard, 1625 An exceptionally rare work on gynaecology by Lovys de Serres - a doctor practicing in Lyon in the 17th century. Little is known about de Serres - his dates are said to be 1588 to circa 1656. He translated a number of works and authored 2 books. He is cited by one source as being… Read more
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image of Observations on the Disease of the Hip Joint; to which are added, some Remarks on White Swellings of the Knee, The Caries of the Joint of the Wrist and other similar complaints; The whole Illustrated by Cases, and engravings taken from the diseased parts

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London : C Dilly, 1794 A fair copy of the 1st edition of this extremely scarce work. Edward Ford (1746 -1809) was a London surgeon. He became a Member of the Court Assistants of the Royal College of Surgeons and was Surgeon to the Westminster General Dispensary from 1780 - 1801. This work, based on his experience, was extremely popular… Read more
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A Treatise on the Venereal Diseases of the Eye

by William Lawrence

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Published
1830
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Fair
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1st Edition
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£53.26

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London: John Wilson, 1830 A fair copy in the original publisher's temporary boards with untrimmed pages. Written in pre-antibiotic days when venereal disease was on the increase - with some heart-rending case studies including a woman infected by her husband and the impact on the children. Inscribed 'from the author' on a preliminary. Classed as 'fair' because the binding,… Read more
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Codex Medicamentarius, sev, Pharmacopoea Tolosana, amplissimi senatus autoritate mvnita, ex mandato nobilissimorvm

by Pontio Francisco Purpan

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Published
1648
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Fair
Edition
1st Edition
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£798.96

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Tolosae [Toulouse]: Apud Arnaldum Colomerium, Regis, & Academiae Tolosanae Typographum, 1648 A very rare copy of a city pharmacopoeia in possibly contemporary loose vellum wrap. The Pharmaceutical profession was subject to strict regulations from its earliest origins. Reference or formula books were required, guarded, and handed down. In 17th and 18th century France, major cities published their own pharmacopoeia, with… Read more
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image of The Natural History of Aleppo, and Parts Adjacent. Containing A Description of the City, and the Principal Natural Productions in its Neighbourhood; together with An Account of the Climate, Inhabitants, and Diseases; particularly of the Plague, with the Methods used by Europeans for their Preservation

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London : A Millar, 1756 A good copy of the 1st edition of this rare work (actual date 1756 although title page has 1856). With 16 of 17 fine folding black and white plates, 8 drawn by G D Ehret. Alexander Russell was a physician and naturalist, who became a fluent arabic speaker when working in Aleppo. This work provides… Read more
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image of The Treasurie of Auncient and Moderne Times, Containing the learned Collections, Iudicious Readings, and Memorable Observations: Not only Divine, Morall, and Philosophicall: but also, Politicall, Martiall, Historicall, Astrologicall, &c. Translated out of that worthy Spanish Gentleman, Pedro Mexio. And M. Francesco Sansouino, that famous Italian. As also of those Honourable Frenchmen, Anthonie de Verdier, Lord of Vaupriuaz: Loys Guyon, Sieur de la Nauche, Counsellor unto the King: Claudius Gruget, Parisian, &c

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William Jaggard, 1613 A very rare and strange book. This volume was published as a complete book in 1613; a second volume was added later in 1619. it is well titled 'a treasurie' - being a collection of stories, histories, facts and beliefs jumbled together in no discernable order. It is in 9 'bookes' each divided into chapters. As an… Read more
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image of LA PALINGENESIE PHILOSOPHIQUE OU IDEES SUR L'ETAT PASSE' ET SUR L'ETAT FUTUR DES ETRES VIVANS. OUVRAGE DESTINE' A SERVIR DE SUPPLEMENT AUX DERNIERS ECRITS DE L'AUTEUR, ET QUI CONTIENT PRINCIPALEMENT LE PRECIS DE SES RECHERCHES SUR LE CHRISTIANISME GENEVE

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AMSTERDAM: MARC-MICHEL REY, 1769 Complete in 2 volumes bound in one in contemporary full leather binding. Charles Bonnet was born and lived in Switzerland - his profession was law but his interest was in natural science. He established the principle of 'parthenogenesis' in aphids through some early research. In this, his principle later work, he "advocates the view that the… Read more
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