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8vo (16,2 x 9,2 cm). [8], 400, [8] pp. Contemporary calf, red speckled edges. From the library of French anatomist Thomas Lauth (1758-1826), with his etched bookplate on front paste-down, contemporary name on title-page ("Gottfrid Preuser"), paper browned, corners bumped and spine damaged. Surprisingly rare first edition of an influential work on forensic medicine. Johannes Bohn (1640-1666) was a Leipzig anatomist and… Read more
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4to (20 x 16 cm). [8], 722, [42] pp. With one half page engraving in the text. Contemporary vellum. In very good condition, with the paper slightly browned. Third and much enlarged edition of a collection of works on 'powder of sympathy', with many references to magnetism. It includes Digby's famous Oratio de pulvere sympathetico, in which Digby explains how he was… Read more
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Secreta mulierum et virorum [...] nuperrime correcta et emendata.

by Albertus Magnus (pseudo).

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Published
1539
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$1,643.90

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8vo (14,2 x 8,5). [120] pp. 19th-century gold-tooled calf, spine with red morocco title label, marbled endpapers. Binding worn, corners bumped and damaged, upper hinge cracked, lower hinge tender, top and bottom of spine damaged with loss of leather. Rare edition of this immensely popular text on sexuality and reproduction, possibly composed by a follower of Albertus Magnus and drawing on… Read more
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4to (20 x 16,5 cm). [4], 198, [10] pp. Contemporary vellum, red sprinkled edges. Endpapers and first two leaves with vague (marginal) waterstain, first free endpaper with a repaired tear, last free endpaper lacking, a name(?) on frontboard and remnants of a small ticket. Overall a very attractive copy. Second edition of Bohn's influential work on forensic medicine (first published in… Read more
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$730.62
image of Melampigo overo confusione de medici sofisti, che s'intitolano rationali, et del Dottor Claudio Geli,_suoi complici nuoui passali,_achemoni: Di Zefiriele Thomaso Bouio Nobile patricio Veronese nuouo Melampigo. Di nuouo revisto, corretto,_dal proprio Auttore ampliato.

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4to (20 x 14,2 cm). "95"[= 96] ll. With woodcut initials, headpieces built up from cast fleurons and a woodcut of a shepherd with a dog on l. 6v. Contemporary limp vellum. Binding stained and the top of spine and front board damaged. Some (marginal) waterstains, paper browned, few spots and several contemporary annotations. Almost exclusively printed in Italics. Revised edition… Read more
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$1,156.82
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8vo (15,8 x 9,7 cm). [4], 137, [9] ll. Modern half vellum, red edges. Paper evenly browned, otherwise in good condition. Popular work on plants and trees used in biblical parables and metaphors, first published in 1566 as Herbarum atque arborum. Lemnius (1505-1568) was a Dutch physician and author who studied medicine under Rembert Dodoens, Konrad Gesner and Vesalius. He practised in… Read more
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$1,035.05
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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$547.97
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Heelkundige waarnemingen, inzonderheid van zwaare en moeijelijke gevallen.

by Balthazaar, Alexander.

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Published
1779
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$578.41

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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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$2,252.75
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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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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$395.75
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Tooneel der chirurgie.

by Hille, Martinus van.

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Published
1726
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$669.74

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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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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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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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$334.87
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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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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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$913.28
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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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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$273.98

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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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