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Virchow, Rudolf.  Zum neuen Jahrhundert. Ein alter Bericht über die Gestaltung der pathologischen Anatomie in Deutschland, wie sie ist und wie sie werden muss. Berlin: George Reimer, 1900. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). 39, [1] pp.

Virchow was a physician, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician, known for his advancement of public health. This is one of his works on pathology: "Besonders abgedruckt aus dem Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für Klinische Medicin. Band 159. Heft 1."
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

In green wrappers; edgeworn with small tears and creasing at corners, minor dust-soiling. Interior slightly age-toned.  (39774)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Seguin, Marc.  Mémoire sur les causes et sur les effets de la chaleur de la lumière et de l'électricité. Paris: A. Tramblay, 1865. 4to (25 cm, 10"). [4], 113, [1] pp.

On the corpuscular theory of light.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

In gray wrappers; rebacked with original wrappers pasted onto new spine, repair to one corner, edgeworn with a fair amount of chipping, large but neat tear to front wrapper, dust-soiled, and ink and pencil notes to front wrapper. Chipping to bottom edges of leaves, occasional page torn at top edge from being roughly opened. Unopened.  (39770)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Romberg, Ernst.  Ueber die Entwicklung der jetzigen therapeutischen Anschauungen in der inneren Medicin. Antrittsvorlesung, gehalten am 21. November 1896. Leipzig: Arthur Georgi, 1897. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). 27, [1] pp.

Romberg's inaugural lecture at the University of Leipzig, held on November 21, 1896, "On the development of the current therapeutic views in internal medicine." He is best remembers for being the first to describe pulmonary hypertension (1891).
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

In brown wrappers; light edgewear, some creasing to corners, very bottom of front wrapper pulling away from spine slightly. Some foxing to first and last few leaves.  (39741)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Haeser, Heinrich.  Bibliotheca epidemiographica; sive catalogus librorum de historia morborum epidemicorum tam generali quam speciali conscriptorum. Jenae: sumtibus Friderici Mauke, 1843. 8vo ( ). vi, 172 pp.

Haeser (1811-84) compiled, here, one of the earliest bibliographies of epidemeology. In the same year Johann Gottlieb Thierfelder published a supplement, Additamenta ad Henrici Haeseri Bibliothecam epidemiographicam (not present here).
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

Original wrappers, uncut and unopened. Foxing, sometimes heavy. Glue at the spine perished and signature gathering loose. Priced accordingly.  (39739)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Attempting to Restore Sight in the Early 1800s

Wardrop, James.  History of James Mitchell, a boy born blind and deaf, with an account of the operation performed for the recovery of his sight. London: Pr. for John Murray ... ; & Archibald Constable & Co., Edinburgh, by W. Bulmer & Co., 1813. Small 4to (27.6 cm, 10.875"). vi, 52 pp.

James Mitchell (1795–1869), a Scot, was born deaf and blinded by cataracts, and at the age of 13 had "couching" operations to restore his sight. Dr. Wardrop (1782–1869) performed the second and most successful operation on Mitchell. Since it was not a cataract extraction, success was only partial, restoring limited sight; still, that was something, and => this is an interesting, early account of an ophthalmologic surgical procedure.
        Handsomely printed, as one expects of the Bulmer firm.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

NSTC W597. 20th-century plain brown wrappers. A little pencilling, age-toned with a darkened area to facing pages where something was laid in, and otherwise clean.  (39729)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Brentano, Clemens.  Legende von der heiligen Marina, ein Gedicht ... veranlasst durch eine Zeichnung des Historienmalers Eduard Steinle. München: Literarisch-artistische Anstalt von Cotta, 1841. 12mo. 31 pp.

Brentano (1778-1842) was a deeply religious Catholic member of the Heidelberg group of German romantic writers. The present poem on the legend of St. Marina is "inspired by a drawing . . .[by the] painter Eduard Steinle."

Original green wrappers printed in black. Fine.  (34000)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Clarke, Edward H.  Visions: a study of false sight (pseudopia). Boston: Houghton, Osgood & Co., 1878. 12mo (18 cm, 7.25"). Frontis.,port., xxii, 5-315 pp.

Clarke (1820-77) presents a detailed study of hallucinations, illusions, and visions and traces the many causes: blood flow to the brain, damage to the brain, disease, drugs (including opium, hashish, and alcohol). Includes case studies. With an introduction and memorial sketch by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-94).
        First edition of Clarke's final work.

Publisher's rust-colored cloth with brown end-papers. Top and bottom of spine frayed. Rear hinge (inside) has slight cracking of paper.  (39773)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Henriques, Julio A.  Instrucções practicas para a cultura das plantas que dão a quina. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade, 1880. 12mo (17.9 cm, 7"). vi, [7]–53, [1] pp.; illus.

On the cultivation of cinchona for the production of quinine. Illustrated with in-text wood engravings.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
        Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only two U.S. libraries (Harvard, Wisconsin) reporting ownership.

In gray wrappers; wrappers foxed, edgeworn with some chipping, one corner of front wrapper creased, remnants of sticker on front joint, some faint pencil notes. Interior foxed and age-toned.  (39764)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Uncommon Pamphlet from a Papalist

Angelo, da Vallombrosa.  Epistole Angeli anachorite Vallisumbrose ... pro christiana unitate seruanda. [Romae: Marcello Silber], [colophon: 1511]. 4to (21.5 cm, 8.5"). [4] ff.

Scarce theological pamphlet focusing on => church unity, collecting letters written to Pope Julius II, French King Louis XII, and Bernardino de Carvajal. Italian papalist Angelo da Vallombrosa (1455–1530) counseled the Roman Rota, defended Pope Julius II against the Conciliabulum of Pisa, and also wrote several treatises against Dominican Girolamo Savonarola.
        This offering is simply printed in single columns with roman type; a papal seal appears on the title page and a decorative initial adorns the text. Searches of Worldcat, COPAC, and the NUC Pre-1956 reveal only two U.S. institutions reporting holdings.
        Provenance: A cataloging note reads "coll. compl. E. Martini" on front pastedown in pencil; most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

EDIT16 CNCE 1855. Modern brown and gold paste paper–covered boards; gently rubbed along edges, a few pencilled codes on endpapers. Light age-toning, one small wormhole touching a letter or two. Booklabel and note as above. => A very nice copy.  (39659)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

"The Eighth Wonder of the World" in the 19th Century — Performance Space in This 21st

(Thames Tunnel).  Description des travaux entrepris pour la construction de la Tonnelle, ou passage sous la Tamise, entre Rotherhithe et Wapping, à l'effet d'ouvrir une communication permanente entre les deux rives de ce fleuve. Londres: W. Warrington, graveur et imprimeur, 1846. Oblong 32mo (10.5 x 13.5 cm, 4.125" x 5.25"). 16 pp., 17–23 ff.; 9 plts. (some folded); illus., plans.

Construction of the Thames Tunnel began in 1825 and was completed in 1843, giving London the distinction of having the first paved-walkway tunnel to have been successfully built under a navigable river. "[T]he tunnel proved popular. On opening day 50,000 people walked through it, and one million people (about half the population of London in 1843) visited during the first 10 weeks, all paying a penny each" (London's Science Museum Group's website).
        It was a great tourist attraction and the owners, The Thames Tunnel Company, were quick to capitalize on it, as demonstrated by this => French-language, illustrated, informational brochure that was published by their directors (see p. [5]). In addition to the text, the volume has => nine plates — engraved on steel by Silvester & Company — that include a "Plan of the roads & Main Objects on the Eastern Part of London as connected with the Tunnel excavated under the Thames . . . ," a 13.5" folding cut-away view of the tunnel showing buildings on both banks of the river and dozens of ships on the waterway, and, among the => several views showing men working in the unfinished tunnel, one fun end-on view with an overlay flap. Pages [17]-23 are printed on one side only.
        This self-promotion of the technological ingenuity of Marc Isambard Brunelm, Thomas Cochrane, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the brains behind the Herculean feat, is => scarce. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate four U.S. (CtY, NNU, DSI, TxU), one Canadian (Toronto Public), three British (BL, OxfordU, Guildhall), and three Continental libraries reporting ownership.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

Original brown wrapper with mauve paper title label on front; paper lost over spine and near it to front cover. Light soiling and a few spots; some expectable browning of the plates. => A delicate, ephemeral publication in a rather good copy.  (39734)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Hirte, Tobias.  Der Freund in der Noth, oder Zweyter Theil, des neuen auserlesenen gemeinnützigen Hand-Büchleins, darinnen allerhand Arten solcher nützliche Kenntnisse und Wissenschaften zu finden, die alle Gattungen von Menschen, wes Standes, Geschlechts und Alter er ist, nahe angehet, und beydes Nuzen [sic] und Vergnügen schaffen wird. Von welchen der Inhalt auf folgenden Seiten, und mehrere Nachricht in dem Vorbericht befindlich ist. Für die deutsche Nation in America. Germantaun [PA]: Gedruckt bey Peter Leibert, 1793. Small 8vo (17 cm, 6.5"). [10], 110, [2] pp.

This work of popular medicine, veterinary medicine, and animal husbandry was specifically written for the German population of the U.S. and is the second volume. The first part, with title "Ein neues, auserlesenes, gemeinnütziges Hand-Büchlein" (Evans 24396) was issued at Chestnut Hill in 1792. Volume II has an errata statement mounted to inside of the back wrapper.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

Evans 25604; German Language Printing in the U.S. 889; Austin 916; ESTC W21056; VD18 10688560. Publisher's "wall paper" wrappers, small dark stain on front wrapper. Darkly age-toned. Else nice.  (39733)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Lande, Jerôme de la.  Arte de hacer el papel, segun se practíca en Francis, y Holanda, en la China, y en el Japon. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1968. 8vo (22.1 cm, 8.75"). [14], 284 pp.; 15 fold. plts.

A facsimile reprint of the original 1778 translated edition of this important work on the art of making paper. The translator was Jeronimo Suarez y Nunez. This is no. 56 of 500 copies printed on special paper.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

In tan wrappers; lightly dust-soiled and edgeworn, some rubbing and creasing where wrappers extend past leaves. Unopened.  (39738)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

De Vries, Hugo.  Befruchtung und bastardierung. Vortrag gehalten in Der 151 Jahresversammlung der Holländischen gesellschaft der wissenschaften zu Haarlen am 16. Mai 1903. Leipzig: Veit & Comp., 1903. 8vo (22.4 cm, 8.75"). 62, [2 (adv.)] pp.

On plant physiology, anatomy, histology, and heredity; and hybridization, including consideration of genetics; all under the general theme of "Fertilization and bastardization."
        "Hugo Marie de Vries was a Dutch botanist and one of the first geneticists. He is known chiefly for suggesting the concept of genes, rediscovering the laws of heredity in the 1890s while unaware of Gregor Mendel's work, for introducing the term 'mutation,' and for developing a mutation theory of evolution" (wikipedia).
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

In tan wrappers; age-toned with some fading, faint staining, wrappers beginning to pull a bit from binding, repair to small tear on front wrapper. Overall age-toning. Unopened.  (39742)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Lunier, Ludger.  De l'isolement des aliénés considéré comme moyen de traitement et comme mesure d'ordre public. Paris: F. Savy, 1871. 8vo (22.4 cm, 8.875"). 17, [1] pp.

Lunier (1822-97) advocates isolating mental patients for public safety. "Mémoire lu à l'Académie de médecine dans la séance du 19 avril 1870" (title-page). "Extrait des Annales médico-psychologiques . . . janvier 1871" (verso of title-page).
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
        WorldCat locates only one U.S. library reporting ownership.

In light gray wrappers; minor edgewear, dust-soiling and spotting, inked number on front wrapper. Occasional foxing to interior.  (39747)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Tyndall, John.  Sound. A course of Eight Lectures Delivered at the Royal institution of Great Britain. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1867. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). 355, [1], 10 pp., illus.

First American edition of Tyndall's famous lectures that were presented in the everyday language of the well educated. Tyndal was a professor of Natural Philiosophy in the Royal Institution and in the Royal School of Mines.
        The work is illustrated with in-text wood engravings. The last 10 page of the volume are publisher's ads.
        Provenance: 20th-century bookplate of Ruth Standish Baldwin.

Publisher's blue pebble-textured cloth, boards stamped in blind; spine with author and title in gilt. Top of spine pulled with small loss. Partially unopened copy.  (39763)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Tennyson, Alfred.  Enoch Arden. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865. Small 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.5"). Frontis., vi, 3-57, [1] ff., 19 plts.; illus.

First American printing of Enoch Arden as a separate work, i.e., without "Aylmer's Field," Sea Dreams," etc., and the first American illustrated edition of Enoch Arden with or without the other poems. The artists responsible for the plates include J. La Farge, F.O.C. Darley, W.J. Hennessy, and E. Vedder, and the engravers were Anthony & Davis, H. Marsh, P.F. Annin, S. H. Berlett, Kilburn & Mallory, and W.H. Morse. All plates are protected by tissue guards.

Publisher's brown cloth, bevelled edges, diagonal embossed beading on boards. Spine richly gilt. Front cover with author's name and work's title in gilt below the famous quotation "Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds" in gilt in a circle surrounding a heart and anchor. All edges gilt. Top of spine slight pulled. A very nice copy.  (39743)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Twyne, Thomas, (R.E. Ockenden, ed.).  Thomas Twyne's discourse on the earthquake of 1580. Oxford: Pen-in-Hand Pub. Co., 1936. 8vo (22.4 cm, 8.75"). 40 pp.

In addition to the edited account of the 1580 earthquake, this handsome production includes a bibliography of works on that event.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

In brown wrappers; fore-edges of wrappers creased where they extend past leaves, general edgewear, some pencil and pen notes on front wrapper. Number written in ink on title-page, minor gutter crack. Unopened.  (39721)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Hyrtl, Joseph.  Catalog mikroskopischer injections-präparate welche durch Tausch oder Kauf zu beziehen sind von Professor Hyrtl in Wien. Wien: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1873. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.25"). 40 pp.; illus.

"Catalog of microscopic injection preparations, which can be obtained by exchange or purchase." A most interesting anatomical specimens catalogue.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
        Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only four U.S. libraries (UC-San Francisco, UCLA, National Library of Medicine, UMinnesota) reporting ownership.

In yellow wrappers; lightly dust-soiled, red penciled number on rear wrapper, corner of rear wrapper torn. Minor age-toning to interior. Unopened.  (39736)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Beauchene, Edme Pierre Chauvot de.  Observation sur une maladie nerveuse, avec complication d'un sommeil, tantôt léthargique, tantôt convulsif. Amsterdam: Méquignon l'aîné, 1786. 8vo (21.9 cm, 8.625"). 22, [2] pp.

Sole edition of this description of a 26 year old hysteric who from puberty had suffered from narcolepsy and a peculiar eating disorder. Beauchene (1748-1842) was a physician, director of the Hospital Gros-Caillou under Napolean, and after the Restoration, Consultative Physician to Louis XVIII.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
        Searches of NUC and WorldCat fail to find any U.S. or Canadian library reporting ownership.

Unbound, stitched as issued; minor dust-soiling, occasional spotting and foxing.  (39737)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Scurvy, Tuberculosis, Fever & Their Causes — Well, Beddoes Got It Wrong

Beddoes, Thomas.  Observations on the nature and cure of calculus, sea scurvy, consumption, catarrh, and fever: Together with conjectures upon several other subjects of physiology and pathology. Philadelphia: Printed by T. Dobson, 1797. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). xvi, 278, [2] pp.

First American edition of this noteworthy work on medicine and chemistry, with added material on physiology. The first edition appeared in London in 1793.
        Beddoes (1760–1808) had a "fervent belief that true medical science must have a chemical basis and with this in mind, he set up a Pneumatic Institute where diseases were treated with the administration of gases. He appointed Humphry Davy (1778–1829), then a lad of nineteen, as superintendent, and it was here that Davy, in the course of his experiments on the medical properties of gases, discovered the anesthetic effects of nitrous oxide" (Heirs of Hippocrates).
        In this, his => first medical work, Beddoes fully recognized the importance of applying new developments in chemistry to medicine. The initial section on calculus described a new therapy for stones in which the recently discovered carbon dioxide plays a prominent role. Beddoes considered scurvy and obesity to be caused by a deficiency of oxygen, while consumption and catarrh were caused by excessive oxygen.
        On pp. [171]–252 are "Two memoirs translated from the French of Dr. Girtanner." Credit for the translation is given on p. 44 to "Mr. Woodhouse, of the Middle Temple."
        Provenance: 1816 ownership signature of James M. Taylor; most recently in the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

Evans 31782; Austin 169; ESTC W21341; Heirs of Hippocrates 717. Publisher's speckled sheep, round spine, gilt rules forming spine compartments, red leather spine label; some abrading of leather. Browning, and a brown stain in lower margin of many leaves; the usual foxing and age-toning.  (39732)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Bloch, Darius Paul.  La guerre chimique. Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1927. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). xiv, 117 pp., diagrams, tables.

Lieutenant-colonel Bloch accepts the experience of WW I and says that chemical warfare is a "fait établi." With that he studies the technology of delivery mechanisms of chemicals as weapons (in bombs, cannon shells, vapor), its effects on humans and to some extent the general environment, and the design of gas masks and anti-gas enclosures.
        "Avec 19 figures dans le texte" and with a preface by Gen. Maxime Weygand, a staff officer to Ferdinand Foch in World War I.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
        Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only six U.S. libraries reporting ownership (DCMH, NN, CtY, DSI, PCarlMH, NjP).

Original mauve wrappers. Some light spotting to wrappers and splitting of paper at the spine. Else very good.  (39728)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Bell, John.  An introductory lecture, delivered at the opening of the thirty-first session, of the Medical College of Ohio, November 4th, 1850. Cincinnati: Printed at the Daily Commercial Office, 1850. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.375"). 28 pp.

Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

Morgan, Ohio imprints, 5628. Removed from a nonce volume; considerably foxed and dust-soiled, lightly edgeworn, first and last leaf pulling from binding but still attached.  (39713)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Griffiths, Thomas, & J.S. Dalton.  Chemistry of the four ancient elements, fire, air, earth, and water, an essay. Also, the book of philosophical experiments. New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1843. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.125"). 81, [3 (adv.)] pp.

Griffiths was a professor of chemistry in the Medical College of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Dalton's work appears after Griffiths'. The volume was issued in the publisher's series "Useful works for the people" as number 4.
        First American edition.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

In brown wrappers; lacking the rear wrapper, front wrapper chipped and scraped with some areas of loss at corners, very faint remnants of a stamp on bottom of front wrapper. Interior age-toned, bottom corner of several leaves turned in, waterstain to bottom edge of last few leaves.  (39714)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Indiana.  Constitution of the state of Indiana: adopted in convention, at Corydon, on the 20th of June, A.D. 1816, and of the Independence of the United States, the fortieth. December 6, 1816. Printed by order of the House of Representatives of the United States. Washington: Pr. by William A. Davis, 1816. 8vo. 36 pp.

Signed in type on pp. 33–35: Jonathan Jennings, President of the Convention, and Delegate from the county of Clark. [and 41 others] Attest, William Hendricks, Secretary. Government document: House document (United States. Congress. House); 14th Congress, 2nd Session, no. 3.

Shaw & Shoemaker 39360. Removed from a nonce volume. Pages with offsetting; a few brown spots.  (23967)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Siegmund, Georg.  Gregor Mendel und der Mendelismus. Breslau: Verlag Otto Borgmeyer, 1932. 12mo (18.5 cm, 7.5"). 60 pp., illus.

Siegmund (Prof. Dr. phil., Dr. theol; * 1903 † 1989) was a priest, Catholic philosopher and theologian. Although an anti-Darwinist, he did embrace fellow Catholic priest Mendel and Mendel's theory of genetics.
        Published in Verlag Otto Borgmeyer's series" Pantheon" as volume 13/14.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
        Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only two U.S. libraries reporting ownership (Johns Hopkins, Villanova).

Publisher's wrappers, dog-eared and a bit worn. Two paper labels on front wrapper.  (39724)   Add to My BOOK-STACK


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