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A Family Herbal: or Familiar Account of the Medical Properties of British and Foreign Plants, also their uses in dying, and the various arts, ...
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A Family Herbal: or Familiar Account of the Medical Properties of British and Foreign Plants, also their uses in dying, and the various arts, ...

By Robert John Thornton

London: R and R Crosby and Co., 1814 A good copy of the extremely scarce hand-coloured variant of Thornton's Herbal. 2nd, 'enlarged' edition. Classed as 'good' because 2 pages are present in facsimile. In newer half leather binding with title label and gilt date to spine and marbled boards. The binding is in near fine condition. New endpapers. Contents with frontispiece portrait of Thornton, title, dedication, contents list, and text including appendix, table and general index. Paginated to p902. Each plant has its accompanying illustration engraved by Bewick. All the plants are hand-coloured - the colouring is consistent throughout and clearly done at publication. The frontispiece has some water-staining at the bottom and in the gutter and there is light staining to the title page. Contents are generally clean - some pages have browning or spotting. Page 633 is replaced by facsimile and there are some old tape marks on p632 probably where the missing page was. The index pages have frayed edges towards the end, and the final page is present in facsimile. There is a small repaired edge tear to p22 and to the last original index page.

$598.07

Every Man his own Physician; The Young Wife's Guide; An Essay upon Nursing
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Every Man his own Physician; The Young Wife's Guide; An Essay upon Nursing

By John Theobald, William Cadogan

London: W Griffin, R Withy; and G Kearsley, 1764 An interesting set of 3 self-help 'medical' works bound with contemporary notes and remedies. The condition of the individual works varies but the set has been newly rebound in half leather with marbled boards - the spine with raised bands and title label. The binding is in fine condition. The first work is the 4th improved edition of John Theobald's Every Man his own Physician, 1764. It is complete in 50pp with appendix. The paper is brown-toned and the title page has a rough outer edge with repair to the gutter. The text has decorative head and tailpieces and initial capitals. There is mispagination - 40-35-42 but no loss of text. The second work, with half title and title page, is 'The Young Wife's Guide' 1st edition 1764. This is complete with 2 pages of introduction and 49 pp of text. There are a number of edge tears and gutter repairs, and a lot of staining. There is a blank between pp 48 and 49. Contains some horrendous 'remedies' for childhood ailments. The 3rd work is 'An Essay upon Nursing, and the Management of Children, from their Birth to Three Years of Age' with separate title page dated 1750. This is by William Cadogan. This is complete in 38pp but the paper is extremely fragile and extensive old repairs in the gutter have not helped. Page 7/8 has been torn and a section is missing. There is some loss of text at the top of the gutter pp 21/22. It makes interesting reading, particularly because William Cadogan has a very argumentative and dogmatic style on every subject relating to babies. There are 25pp of handwritten notes added after work 3, and pasted cuttings to the front blank and end blank with further notes. These are detailed notes on ailments and remedies. An interesting collection.

$175.04

Tractatus de Corde, Item De Motu & Colore Sanguinis, & Chyli in com Transitu.
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Tractatus de Corde, Item De Motu & Colore Sanguinis, & Chyli in com Transitu.

By Richardo Lower MD [Richard Lower]

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 transfuse some blood from a sheep to a man - with some hopes that the gentleness of the lamb would be carried in the blood. He counted Thomas Willis (founder of the Royal Society) and Robert Hooke as close associates and was a follower of William Harvey. Tractatus de Corde (roughly translated as Treatment of the Heart) was his most important work, detailing his experimental surgery and findings. This copy, in contemporary full leather binding, formed part of the Selbourne Library - acquired by the late Hugh Selbourne - and has the Selbourne Library stamp to the verso of the title page, and the bottom margin of p 51. The binding, with raised bands and title label is worn (particularly at the joints and edges) but sound. Page edges lightly marbled. Internally, there is a signature of Charles Singer to the fep and the remains of some pencil notes. Contents: 2 blanks; title page with Selbourne stamp to verso; dedication 8pp; List of Chapters 6pp; text (with decorative headpiece and initial capital on p1) 237 pp; finis; blank; 6 folding plates; 2 final blanks. The contents are in very good clean condition. The plates would benefit from being refolded, but, apart from a little offsetting, are in very good clean condition.

$3646.75

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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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

By Gideon Harvey

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 work is Dr Gideon Harvey's papers. Dr Harvey ?1640-?1700 became the king's 'Physician to the Tower'. He is known for a variety of medical works (and for using his writing to discredit other physicians). This copy has been rebound by Bath Municipal Reference Library, and is in a near fine buckram cloth binding with gilt title, reference number and date to spine. The internal endpaper joints are reinforced and there is the armorial library bookplate to the fep, together with some reference numbers at the top. There are no other library markings. The binder has introduced a new front blank and has probably misbound the Introduction, which should come after the General Preface. Contents with title page, contents listing 2pp, Introduction pp v-vii; General Preface pp iii-vi, text pp 1-456, 'end of the Plague'. Contents generally in very good clean condition - with a very occasional mark eg pp178/9 where there is a small brown mark in the bottom margin. Page edges have been lightly marbled.

$364.68

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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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

By Pierre Pomet

London : R and J Bonwicke, and R Wilkin, in St Paul's Church-yard, John Walthoe and Tho. Ward in the Temple, 1725 A very good copy of the second english edition.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 first to look at the new products - whether plant, animal or mineral being made available for european use. It was translated into English in 1712 and became a handbook for apothecaries. Pierre Pomet (1658-1699) had a practice in Paris as well his position as Chief Druggist to Louis XIV. This copy has contemporary panelied calf binding with newer spine with raised bands and red title label. The binding is in very good clean condition. Contents: title page in red and black; dedication 3pp; Preface 7pp; sources named in the work 7pp; catalogue of seeds 5pp; Book I pp 1-224 with 68 plates - one double size; Book II pp 225-419 with 18 plates (86 plates total); Index 9pp. The plates are particularly interesting because some cover scenes showing the manufacture of products from raw materials, and the plates of animals mix myth and reality. There is a pencil signature to the fep; and occasional marking - particularly on pp 255, 257-161 (a dark circular mark); p 181; a mark on plate 59 (it looks as if a piece of paper was kept in the book); a mark in the gutter of pp 345-9; and a dark circular mark pp 415-418. Otherwise some pages have brown toning but the work is generally in very good clean condition. P19 has lost the tip of the bottom corner of the page - text not affected.

$2188.05

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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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.

By Dr John [Johann] Shroder, William Rowland [translator]

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 by heating its oxide in 1649. This work was published in Latin in 1662. This copy has been recently rebound in half leather with marbled boards. The spine has gilt lined raised bands and titles. New endpapers have been added. Contents: title page with ink signature of Wm Goodwin ('bought of Mrs Field') and John Hurnon; Dedication by William Rowland 3pp; Book I - Introduction pp 1-49; blank; Book 2 'Of the Shop' pp 51-147; blank; Book 3 'called Macrocosmology - treating of the Great World, or Mineralogy, Treating of Minerals' pp 149-283; blank; Book 4 'Phytologia' pp 385-505; Book 5 'Zoology' pp 506-545; Finis; blank; Table 11pp; publisher's advert 1p. The binding is in near fine condition. Internally pages have some brown toning (some darker than others - and some with light spotting) and there is darker tone to the top margins. P 207 lacks the corner tip and some pages have corners turned over. Contents generally very clean with just the odd mark.

$1385.77

Culpeper's Complete Herbal, To which is now added, upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a display of their Medicinal and Occult Properties; Physically applied to the Cure of All Disorders incident to Mankind
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Culpeper's Complete Herbal, To which is now added, upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a display of their Medicinal and Occult Properties; Physically applied to the Cure of All Disorders incident to Mankind

By Nicholas Culpeper

London : Thomas Kelly, 1823 A very good copy in a new binding with cloth spine and marbled boards. With 40 hand coloured plates of plants. With black and white frontispiece of Culpeper; title page; epistle to the reader; text including 'A Key to Galen's Method of Physic' 398pp, index and 40 plates bound at the rear. The binding is in fine condition with cloth spine with title label and marbled boards. The endpapers are new. The frontispiece and title page have some foxing and the text pages vary from clean, to slight spotting to a darker toning (the paper quality, as is usual, is not particularly good). The plates vary with some paper being brown toned and some not and there is the occasional mark or spot. Some colouring has created 'shadows' on the plain reverse of the plates. The final plate has a light crease towards the bottom corner.

$320.91

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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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

By Alexander Russell; Patrick Russell

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 of Aleppo and the surrounding area, local diseases, and in-depth study of the plague.The second edition adds 3 plates and has revisions and additional note sections by his brother Patrick. Vol I: folding plate of Aleppo; title page; editor's preface i-xvi, advertisement to 1st edition xvii-xix; contents listing xxi-xxiv; text pp 1-344, with plan of City of Aleppo and 3 folding plates; half title; Notes and Illustrations pp 347-446; Appendix i-xxiii; errata to vol I 1p; blank. Vol II: title page; contents iii-vii; text 1-387, with 15 plates - 2 folding; half title; Notes and Illustrations pp 391-430; Appendix i-xxxiv; index to both vols 25pp; errata Vol 2 1p; blank. The bindings are in very good condition - having later spines with gilt lined raised bands and gilt titles. The corners have some rubbing and wear.The contents are generally clean. There is offsetting from plates and some light spotting and brown toning. There is a stain to the top corner of Vol II p 379. A scarce set.

$2188.05

Discours de la Nature, causes, signes, & curation des empeschemens de la conception, & de la Sterilite des femmes
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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

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 the first author to devote an entire work to gynaecology. This copy is in a newer full leather binding with gilt decorated raised bands to the spine and extensive gilt decoration to the boards. The binding is in fine condition. The marbled endpapers are new. With decorative title page in red and black inks; dedication with decorative headpiece and initial capital 5pp; preface with decorative initial capital 3pp; 'Approbation des Docteurs' 1pp; Extraict du Privilege du Roy 2pp; corrections 1p; contents listing with decorative initial capital 2 pp; text pp 1-486 with headpiece and initial capitals. Contents are in overall good condition. Some sections are browned and most have brown toning to page edges. There is occasional marking. There is some worm damage - mainly to bottom margins - with some repaired.

$1166.96

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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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

By Edward Ford

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 and 2 further printings were organised by his nephew. This copy came from the Library of the Richmond Physical Society, Dublin, which was founded in 1812 at the Richmond Surgical Hospital, House of Industry. It has their bookplate on the front pastedown and House of Industry (or workhouse) stamps to the title page, p 229 and the reverse of one plate. It has been bound in a new plain buckram binding, with gilt titles and new endpapers. The binding is in very good condition. Internally: title page, dedication, preface pp vii-xvi, contents, errata, text pp 1 - 258 (including plate descriptions) and 6 of 8 plates (lacking plates 6 and 7, one of which is folding). The contents have some browning to pages, the occasional mark (sometimes of ink) and some scholarly annotation and lining - mostly pencil (probably from those consulting it at the hospital) The plates are not bound in order and plates 4 and 5 have some repair.

$583.48

A Treatise on the Venereal Diseases of the Eye
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A Treatise on the Venereal Diseases of the Eye

By William Lawrence

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, although currently sound, is very worn at the spine and edges and is grubby; and internally there are library marks. This copy was part of a bequest from Arthur Jacob to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland library in 1871 (and therefore it is possible that Jacob was the original receipient of the book from the author). Jacob has put his name in capitals at some points (including the title page and the reverse of the last contents page and at the end) and there is a library stamp to the title page. With pasted publisher's advert, inscription from author, title page, advertisement, contents listing, and text pp 1-337. There is considerable foxing - mostly to title page, early and end leaves. The paper has brown toning to edges and there is occasional marking. There is some annotation (mostly pencil) and pencil underling - this book was clearly consulted and used.

$58.35

Brother Cadfael's Garden. An Illustrated Companion to Medieval Plants and their Uses
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Brother Cadfael's Garden. An Illustrated Companion to Medieval Plants and their Uses

By Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman

Boston, New York, Toronto and London: Little, Brown and Company, 1996 Near fine copy of the 1st edition, profusely illustrated. Talbot and Whiteman review all the plants mentioned in the Brother Cadfael chronicles by Ellis Peters and provide fascinating background detail on their history and uses. The dustwrapper is complete and in a removeable protective wrap. It has very slight wear at edges. The binding is clean, sound and tight. The gold endpapers have a little marking. The contents are in otherwise fine condition.

$29.17

Codex Medicamentarius, sev, Pharmacopoea Tolosana, amplissimi senatus autoritate mvnita, ex mandato nobilissimorvm
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Codex Medicamentarius, sev, Pharmacopoea Tolosana, amplissimi senatus autoritate mvnita, ex mandato nobilissimorvm

By Pontio Francisco Purpan

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 'official' authority. This is the Toulouse pharmacopoiea authored by Pontio Francisco Purpan. It is missing the title page but the contents look otherwise complete with: 3 blank leaves (one looks bright and may have been added at some point); frontispiece by Stuerhelt, with banner 'Dant Sydera Vires'; Dedication by Purpan, 2pp; full page engraving by Stuerhelt; letter by Purpan to a series of nobles 4pp (there is a very well repaired paper tear to the first leaf of the letter); Extract des Registres de Parlement 1p; Catalogue 1p; Lectori 1p; Index Capitum 1p; Codicis Medicamentarii 116pp; 2 blank leaves. With decorative initial capitals and headpieces. The contents are in very good clean condition with the only the occasional small light mark. Size 17 x 22.2cms.

$875.22

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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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

By Alex. Russell, M.D

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 an authoritative study of Aleppo and the surrounding area, local diseases, and in-depth study of the plague. In contemporary full leather binding with new spine with raised bands and title label, and recovered corners. With armorial bookplate of Mansfeldt Forster Mills on the front pastedown (probably the Director of the Sheffield Banking Company 1821-?1896), and small ink inscription at the top of the title page 'Eliza Mills to her son, N W Mills'. All the plates are folding: 8 botanical (by Ehret), 3 of birds, 2 of fish and 3 of local people. Plate 10 has a crease and Plate 17 is missing. A map from another work showing Canaan has been pasted in at the rear. The binding has some light scuffing to boards, but is in very good condition. Internally, some pages have light brown toning, there is some offsetting from the plates and there is the odd mark/spotting but overall the contents are in good clean condition. A couple of plates have been trimmed quite closely at the bottom margin. 266 pp plus 9 pp index and 1pge Errata.

$2042.18

Pharmacopoeia Extemporanea: sive Praescriptorum Sylloge. In qua Remediorum Elegantium & Efficacium, Paradigmata ad omnes fere Medendi Intentiones accommodata candide proponuntur. Una Cum Viribus, Operandi ratione, & Dosibus annexis
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Pharmacopoeia Extemporanea: sive Praescriptorum Sylloge. In qua Remediorum Elegantium & Efficacium, Paradigmata ad omnes fere Medendi Intentiones accommodata candide proponuntur. Una Cum Viribus, Operandi ratione, & Dosibus annexis

By Thomas Fuller

Londini : Sam. Smith & Benj. Walford, 1701 Scarce first edition with remedies set out alphabetically and a listing of ailments at the rear. Unpaginated. Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) was born in Sussex. He was admitted to the Royal College of Physicians in 1679 and became an MD in 1681, establishing himself in Sevenoaks. In new red buckram binding with new endpapers. The original text is all present. What might have been the original fep is preserved but is browned and ragged. The title page has some browning at the edges. The text is generally clean but there is browning to page edges and this becomes more general in the final leaves at the rear of the book. The 2 blank leaves after the index of ailments are very browned and have ragged edges. Small light book - please enquire if you would like us to assess postage at cost.

$656.42

Culpeper's English physician; and complete herbal. To which are now first added upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are annexed rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature: forming a complete family dispensatory and natural system of physic
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Culpeper's English physician; and complete herbal. To which are now first added upwards of one hundred additional herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the cure of all disorders incident to mankind. To which are annexed rules for compounding medicine according to the true system of nature: forming a complete family dispensatory and natural system of physic

By Nicolas Culpeper and Ebenezer Sibley

LONDON: J Adlard, 1809 A good copy of the 12th edition of Culpeper's English Physician and Complete Herbal as revised by Ebenezer Sibley. The book consists of two parts: the Herbal dated 1809, and the English Physician dated 1810. The Herbal has a frontispiece portrait of Culpeper; dedication to Thomas Dunkerly Esq, 'Provincial Grand Master'; Preface; introduction; and herbal with 29 hand coloured plates of plants - totalling 396 pages. The second book - The English Physician - has a separate title page and frontispiece and 12 further full page tinted plates of the human body. The first two are particularly finely engraved. This totals 244 pages. An index for the herbal is bound at the rear - the final leaves have been repaired with tissue and there is some text loss. The book has been rebound in half leather with marbled boards and new endpapers. The original title label has been reused. There is some water-staining to the frontispiece of the Herbal and occasional browning and spotting through both works. The colour plates vary in quality: some being very bright and clean - others with marking or light brown staining. Plate 10 has been backed with a tissue repair. Pages 133 and 244 of the Herbal have small ink marks. The page edges are uncut.

$466.78

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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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

By Thomas Milles

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 example booke 4 moves smoothly from the Kingdome of Persia in chapter 1 to 'In defence of the Gaules' in chapter 2, to 'Of the Switzers Cantones' in chapter 3. There are fascinating snippets for example, about Orders of Knights and the nature of 'Dreames'. The book has been rebound in a full leather binding with raised bands, and gilt decoration and titles. It has numerous woodcuts as headers and as decoration to initial letters in chapters. The title page and preliminaries are missing and there is also some loss from the index at the rear which ends with the contents of the 4th booke. There is a dedication to 'virtuous Lord Anne D'Urfe' and a table of the Authors Names. Both of these have some loss and have had paper repairs. The first booke has 'Alex Beedie, his book' written in ink across the top margin. Generally the contents are sound and clean apart from the odd brown stain and browning to page edges. A few pages are frayed at the edges - including pages 405-408 and 961 onwards. 963 has small loss of text and the first index page has loss affecting part of the text. There is an ink inscription to the back of page 965.

$1094.03

Culpeper's  English Physician; and Complete Herbal, Volume II containing the Medical Part
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Culpeper's English Physician; and Complete Herbal, Volume II containing the Medical Part

By E Sibley

London : J Adlard for the Proprietors, 1812 This is the second part of Culpeper's English Physician and complete Herbal, revised by Ebenezer Sibley and is a medical work complete in itself. With 12 black and white plates including the frontispiece. These include detailed diagrams of the human skeleton, arterial system, venous system, muscles, the heart, and of the foetus in the womb and the process of childbirth. Sibley was a physician as well as an astrologer and writer on the occult. The book gives a detailed anatomical description of the human body together with the influence of the stars and planets on different organs of the body. Cures and treatments are listed for numerous ailments - from diabetes to measles. This copy is the 13th edition. The full leather binding is in poor condition with both boards present but adrift. The spine is missing. The boards are in reasonable condition and could be rescued as part of a leather case repair. The contents are sound and complete with some browning and brown spotting in places. There is an ink signature of John Jackson on the front endpaper.

$116.70

The useful plants of Great Britain: a treatise upon the principal native vegetables capable of application as food, medicine, or in the arts and manufactures
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The useful plants of Great Britain: a treatise upon the principal native vegetables capable of application as food, medicine, or in the arts and manufactures

By C Pierpoint Johnson

LONDON: Robert Hardwicke A very good copy in original green decorative cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. Binding is rubbed and bumped at corners, with slight pulling at top and bottom of spine, and the odd mark but is otherwise very bright and clean. The endpapers look new. Contents very clean and bright - including the 25 beautiful hand coloured plates by Sowerby.

$262.57

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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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

By CHARLES BONNET

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 female body carries all future generations in miniature form. He believed that these so-called Homunculi would survive even the most severe catastrophes, like the Flood." (courtesy of whonamedit). This copy is a first edition. The binding, which has a red title label, raised bands outlined in gilt with gilt decorations to the spine and is full leather, is worn with splitting at the joints and wear to edges and corners. The contents are: title page; preface i-xvi; table xvii-xxiv; section 'Analyse abregee de l'essai analyticque - pp 1-58; title page -Tableau des considerations sur les corps organises; text pp 61-112; title page - Essaie d'Application des Principes Psychologiques de l'Auteur; text pp 115-156; further title page; advertissement - pp 159-162; Avant Propos pp 163-167; Idees sur l'Etat Futur des Animaux - Part I pp 168-185; Part II pp 186-196; Part III pp 197-210; Part IV - Application aux Plantes 211-225; Part V Application aux Zoophytes 226-235; Part VI 236-263; half title; title page Vol II; Part VII pp 1-47; Part VIII pp 48- 60; Part IX - Reflexions pp 61-95; Part X Nouvelles Considerations pp 96-121; Part XI Reflexions pp 121-170; Table de tome second, 2pp. The contents have decorative head and tailpieces and vignettes. They are clean and bright - the odd page has a corner turned over at the edge and the front free endpaper is detaching. There is staining to the edges of the endpapers.

$729.35

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