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image of De l'emploi de l'opium dans les phlegmasies des membranes muqueuses, séreuses et fibreuses [...] suivi d'un mémoire sur les fièvres intermittentes.

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8vo (21 x 13 cm). VII, [1 blank], 404 pp. Modern brown half morocco, with the original wrappers bound in. Some spotting throughout, else in fine condition. First edition of a thorough treatise on the use of opium, in which Brachet recommends prescribing high doses. Jean Louis Brachet (1789-1858) did important research in the field of neurophysiology. A prolific author with keen… Read more
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$556.56
image of Heelkundige waarnemingen, inzonderheid van zwaare en moeijelijke gevallen.

Heelkundige waarnemingen, inzonderheid van zwaare en moeijelijke gevallen.

by Balthazaar, Alexander.

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Published
1779
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$587.48

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[Bound with:] Alexander Balthazaar. Eenige en wel de voornaamste gedrogten, de waardige genees en heelkunde [...] het bedriegelyke momaanzigt onttoogen. Leiden, Karel Delfos, 1761. 8vo (22,5 x 13,5 cm). XXIV, 382, [2] pp. With one folding engraved plate. XXXIX, [1 blank] pp. Contemporary half calf, sprinkled sides. Some (faint) stains and the binding damaged with the corners bumped. Bookplate on upper… Read more
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12mo (14,5 x 9 cm). [16], 381, [15] pp. With etched frontispiece by Romeyn de Hooghe, one folding plates and 22 engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary vellum. With the armorial engraved bookplate of N.F. de Douay du Prehedrez. Spine slightly dirty, otherwise in very good condition. Second, the first illustrated edition, edited by Thomas's son Caspar, of Bartholin's influential treatise… Read more
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$2,288.08
image of Considérations sur le magnétisme animal, ou sur la théorie du monde et des êtres organisés, d'après les principes de M. Mesmer.

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8vo (21 x 13,5 cm). 149, [1 blank] pp. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Untrimmed. In fair condition. The wrappers tattered, front wrapper and first three leaves lack a portion in the upper right corner, stained and foxed. First edition of Bergasse's pamphlet passionately defending Franz Mesmer. Nicolas Bergasse (1750-1832), Lyonese lawyer, politician and philosopher, was a disciple of Mersmer and helped him… Read more
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$247.36
image of Analyse Raisonnée des Rapports des Commissaires chargés par Le Roi de L'Examen du Magnétisme Animal.

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8vo (18,7 x 11,7 cm). 98 pp. Modern marbled boards. In very good condition, last leaves slightly foxed. A defence of mesmerism by the preeminent magnetizer of Lyon. Franz Mesmer (1734-1815) formulated a theory of a universal magnetic fluidum ('animal magnetism') which permeated all things, including human beings. In Mesmer's view, disease is an obstruction of this fluidum and his task as… Read more
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$401.96
image of Tooneel der chirurgie.

Tooneel der chirurgie.

by Hille, Martinus van.

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Published
1726
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$680.24

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8vo (14,5 x 9 cm). [12], 225, [3] pp. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Modern boards. In fair condition. With bookplate of "[J.] Van der Hoeven" with motto "Recte Faciendo Neminem Timeas", name on first free endpaper ("Dr. J. van der Hoeven, 1909"), name on title-page ("Letellier"), the title-page soiled and repaired at the back, some wormholes, waterstains, last page soiled and… Read more
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image of A Short Discourse concerning the Pestilential Contagion, and the Methods to be used to prevent it.

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Royal 8vo (23,3 x 13,6 cm). [8], XXXVI, 150 pp. Lovely contemporary calf, spine elaborately gold-tooled with floral ornaments, covers with triple gilt-ruled lines and an intricate pattern of floral handtools and rolls, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Joints tender, upper joint splitting, lower joint starting, head and tail of spine damaged, corners bumped. First blanks with two catalogue clippings, old… Read more
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$463.80
image of Mémoire sur le Croup, lu à la Classe des Sciences Mathématiques et Physiques de l'Institut, dans les Séances des 22, 26 juin, et 6 Julillet 1807; Edition Nouvelle, corrigée et augmentée.

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Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1808. 8vo (21,5 x 14,5 cm). [2], XIV, 92, 7, [1 blank] pp. Modern marbled wrappers. In very good condition with an occasional foxspot, untrimmed and quires unopened, leaving deckle edges and point holes intact. Second, augmented edition of Dessartz's detailed account of croup, or laryngotracheobronchitis, first published in 1807. Lovely unopened copy. One of the treatments that the… Read more
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$340.12
image of Reise durch die Wueste Atacama auf Befehl der chilenischen Regierung im Sommer 1853-54 unternommen und beschrieben.

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Halle Eduard Anton, 1860. 33,5 x 26,5 cm. 2 parts in 1 volume. IX, [1], 192, 62 pp. With folding map and 27 tinted/coloured lithographed plates (2 folding). Original publisher's boards. Foxed throughout, more severely on the tinted plates. The boards slightly damaged, corners bumped, the spine with a dent. First edition of an account of an important scientific expedition… Read more
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$1,174.96
image of Sammelband with 4 rare medical works on lepra, syphilis and many other subjects

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Jean Varandal. Tractatus de elephantiasi seu lepra, item de lue venerea, et hepatitide, seu hepatis. [...] Nunc primum in lucem editi. Montpellier, François Chouët, 1620. [Boud with:] (2) Jean Varandal. Tractatus de affectibus renum & vesicae. Secunda editio correcta &emendata. Genève, Jacques & Pierre Chouet, 1620. [And:] (3) Jean Varandal. De Morbis Mulierum lib. III Mulltum antehac desiderati, nunc… Read more
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image of Genera Plantarum Eorumque Characteres naturales, secundium Numerum Figuram, Situm,_Proportionem omnium Fructificationis partium. [...] Editio secunda [= tertia], nominibus Plantarum Gallicis locupletata.

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8vo (19,9 x 12,5 cm). XXXII, [2], 413, [59] pp. With 2 folding engraved plates and 1 folding letterpress table. Contemporary speckled calf, gold-tooled spine, red sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers. Name on title-page ("Chalette"), the occasional foxspot, corners bumped, top of spine damaged, otherwise in very good condition. An attractive copy of the third edition of Linnaeus's groundbreaking work on botanical… Read more
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$927.60
image of Doutes d'un provincial, proposés à messieurs les médecins-commissaires, chargé par le roi, de l 'examen du magnétisme animal.

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8vo. [4], 134, [2 blank] pp. Contemporary grey wrappers. The half-title with a contemporary annotation identifying the author. Some dog ears, wrappers worn and spine damaged. Otherwise in good condition and untrimmed, leaving deckle edges and point holes intact. First and only edition of a clever defense of animal magnetism (mesmerism). Franz Mesmer formulated a theory of a universal magnetic fluidum… Read more
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image of De Miraculis occultis naturae, Libri IIII, item De Vita cum Animi et Corporis Incolumitate recte instituenda, liber unus.

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16mo (12 x 8,3 cm). [16], 582, [56] pp. Recent period-style limp coarse grained cream coloured paper boards. Paper browned, leaf 2I3 with a small hole. Signature in ink on title-page and the date "1808", deaccession stamp on back of the title-page, 17th-century annotations on recto of rear endpaper. A rare edition of Lemnius's most influential work, The secret miracle… Read more
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$1,546.00
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On the loss of teeth; and on the best means of restoring them.

by Howard, Thomas.

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Published
1857
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$278.28

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15,9 x 10 cm. 59, [3] pp. With etched frontispiece with an overlaying flap. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth with the title in gilt on front board. All edges gilt. In very good condition. ⁣⁣First edition of an essay on dentistry and artificial teeth. ⁣⁣ Thomas Howard, surgeon dentist to the archbishop of Canterbury, developed a new method of manufacturing extremely durable artificial… Read more
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image of De Corporibus Marinis lapidescentibus Quae de Fossa Reperiuntur.

De Corporibus Marinis lapidescentibus Quae de Fossa Reperiuntur.

by Scilla, Agostino.

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Published
1759
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$1,546.00

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4to (21.5 x 27.5 cm). [8], 82, [6] pp. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine, red edges. With engraved frontispiece (titled "Vanae speculationis sensus moderator"), vignet on title-page, headpiece, initial, and 31 engraved plates. Title-page printed in red and black. The binding slightly damaged by the sprinkled acid, paper slightly browned, otherwise a very good copy with ample margins.⁣⁣ Third Latin edition… Read more
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image of Uteri humani gravidi anatome et historia.

Uteri humani gravidi anatome et historia.

by Noortwyk, Wilhelmus

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Published
1743
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$1,793.36

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Leiden, Johannes & Hermanus Verbeek (colophon: printed by Van Damme), 1743. 4to. Woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, and 4 full-page engraved plates ("J.v.d.Speyk del. & sculpsit J: Wandelaar direxit"). Contemporary calf, marbled endpapers. In very good condition, expertly rebacked with new head-bands, preserving the original marbled endpapers, paper slightly browned. Small bookplate of "Biblotheque Charpentier" on upper paste-down. First edition of… Read more
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image of Manuscript Diploma of Doctor of Medicine for Wilhelmus Noortwyk, Leiden University, May 31, 1735

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Wilhelmus Noortwyk. [Diploma of Doctor of Medicine for Wilhelmus Noortwyk]. Leiden University, May 31, 1735. Manuscript on vellum, 65 x 30 cm, complete with large red lacquer seal (held in an iron container), attached to the document with a silk ribbon. Signed by the University's Secretary Jacob Wittichius, the doctors Herman Boerhaave, Bernard Siegfried Albinus and A. van Royen. Further… Read more
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image of De nieuw hervormde anatomie, ofte ontleding des menschen lighaams [...] Als ook een verhandeling van het balsemen der lighamen. Nooit voor desen dusdanig bekend gemaakt [...] Den derden druk.

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Amsterdam: Jan ten Hoorn, 1696. 8vo (18,5 x 11,5 cm). [16], 761, [20], [3 blank] pp. Contemporary vellum. With engraved frontispiece, portrait of the author and 84 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary vellum. In very good condition, with the spine slightly soiled, paste-downs never pasted down, initials "HL" on flyleaf, paper slightly toned. In very good condition, with the spine slightly… Read more
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$989.44