MEDICINE
A-H   •   I-Z
[ ]


Emphasizing the MEDICAL HUMANITIES,  i.e.,  Medicine esp. as drawing on, related to, & reflected in Literature, Philosophy, History, Law, Religion, Ethics &/or Psychology, Ethnography, Natural History, Cultural Studies, Gender, Commerce, & Cookery . . .
PRB&M is presently cataloguing and offering for sale an array of extremely interesting and various books and pamphlets from the historical collection of the lateRobert Sadoff, MD, one of the nation's leading forensic psychiatrists and indeed a founder of that discipline; a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, he was also director of its Center for Studies in Social-Legal Psychiatry.  If you collect such things as that promises, please look for his name below, use SADOFF as a keyword here, and contact us for individual early updates on Sadoff material.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Surgeon General of the Continental Army &
Philadelphia Observer of Summer & Autumnal Disease”
(AMERICAN MEDICINE).   Rush, Benjamin.   An inquiry into the various sources of the usual forms of summer & autumnal disease in the United States, and the means of preventing them. To which are added, facts intended to prove the yellow fever not to be contagious. Philadelphia: Published by J. Conrad & Co. and M. & J. Conrad & Co.; Baltimore: Rapin, Conrad, & Co.; Petersburg: Somervell & Conrad; Norfolk: Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. (printed by T. & G. Palmer), 1805. 8vo (22 cm, 8.5"). 113, [1] pp.
$3000.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Murder by PoisonUnidentified
Angus, Charles (defendant).  The trial of Charles Angus, Esq. on an indictment for the wilful murder of Margaret Burns, at the Assizes held at Lancaster, on Friday, 2d Sept. 1808, before the Hon. Sir Alan Chambre. Liverpool: Printed by William Jones, [1808]. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [2] ff., 288 pp.
$850.00
Click the images for enlargements.

BACON onNATURE
Bacon, Francis.  Sylva sylvarum, sive historia naturalis, in decem centurias distributa. Lug. Batavor.: Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1648. 12mo (12.9 cm, 5.1"). Add. engr. t.-p., [34], 612, [48], 87, [1] pp.
$700.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For 17TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.

The Andrade Set inQuarter Red Morocco
Barcía, Andrés González de.  Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida. Madrid: Imprenta de los Hijos de Doña Catalina Piñuela, 1829. 12mo. 2 vols. I: [2] ff., 508 pp., fold. table. II: [2] ff., 512 pp.
$1675.00
Click the page-images for enlargements.
This appears in the HISPANIC MISCELLANY — click here.

Anatomy & Therapeutics as Taught on the Continent,
NOW for the English Medical Audience
Beckher, Daniel.  Medicus microcosmus, seu, Spagyria microcosmi exhibens medicinam corpore hominis tùm vivo, tùm extincto doctè eruendam, scitè praeparandam, & dextrè propinandam. Londini: Prostant apud Jo. Martin, Ja. Allestry & Tho. Dicas, 1660. 12mo (13.5 cm, 5.25"). [16] ff., 304 pp., [12] ff.
$1250.00
Click the images for enlargements.

By aMegastar Medical Professor
Boerhaave, Herman.  Aphorismi de cognoscendis et curandis morbis, in usum doctrinae domesticae digesti ... editio sexta. Edinburgi: R. Drummond & Soc. for G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, 1744. 12mo (15.5 cm, 6.1"). [8], 330, [24 (index)] pp.
$650.00
For SCOTLAND & SCOTS,  click here.

RABIESWhat Was Known or Thought to Be Known
in the Mid-1700s
Boissier de Sauvages, François.  Dissertation sur la nature et la cause de la rage, dans laquelle on recherche quels en peuvent être les préservatifs & les remèdes. Montpellier: Imprimerie d'Augustin-F. Rochard, seul Imprimeur du Roi, 1769. 4to (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 60 pp.
$375.00
Click the images for enlargements.

The Author Was aStrange (Mental) Case
Browne, Simon.  A defence of the religion of nature, and the Christian revelation; against the defective account of the one, and the exceptions against the other, in a book, entitled, Christianity as old as the creation. London: Richard Ford, 1732. 8vo (20.6 cm, 8.1"). vi, [2], 267, 272–512 pp.
$575.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For RELIGION,  click here.

Classic 17th-Century Study of Melancholy
Handsome 19th-Century Edition
Burton, Robert. The anatomy of melancholy, what it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptoms, prognostics and several cures of it. With their several sections, members, and subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut up. London: Longman, Rees & Co. (pr. by Gilbert & Rivington), 1837. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.8"). 2 vols. I: xxiv, 583, [1] pp. II: [4], 612 pp.
[SOLD]
Click the images for enlargements.

Laugh a Little Cringe a LittleCarrington Curiosa
Cabanès, Augustin.  The secret cabinet of history peeped into by a doctor. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1897. 8vo. x pp., [2[ ff., 3–239, vii, [1 (blank) pp., [4 (ads)] ff.
$100.00
Click the images for enlargements.
 For a bit more (mostly very mild!) EROTICA,  click here.
For BIOGRAPHIES, mostly 20th-Century
    “General Reading” & Inexpensive,  click here.

For COLLECTED PRESSES
          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

Makes the Weak StrongPeculiar to Itself
C.I. Hood & Co.  Hood's pansy. Lowell, MA: C.I. Hood & Co., [ca. 1890]. 16mo (10.5 cm, 4.2"). [16] pp.; illus.
$95.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For POST-1820 AMERICANAclick here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For GARDENING books,  click here.
For COMMERCE / TRADE /
        FINANCE / ECONOMICS,  click here.

For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

Capturing an AgeOne Biography at a Time
[Clarke].  The Georgian era: Memoirs of the most eminent persons, who have flourished in Great Britain, from the accession of George the First to the demise of George the Fourth. London: Vizetelly, Branston, & Co., 1832–34. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.65"). 4 vols. I: Frontis., 582 pp.; 12 plts. II: Frontis., [2], 588 pp. III: Frontis., [2], 588 pp. IV: Frontis., 588 pp.
$450.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For more BIOGRAPHIES, mostly 20th-Century
    “General Reading” & Inexpensive,  click here.

For SETS,  click here.    

How to Treat & CURETertian Fevers
Cleghorn, George.  Observations on the epidemical diseases in Minorca. From the year 1744, to 1749. To which is prefixed, a short account of the climate, productions, inhabitants, and endemial distempers, of that island. London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand; and G. Robinson, in Pater-Noster Row, 1779. 8vo (20.5 cm; 8.125"). [iii]–xxiv, 311 pp. Lacks half-title.
$400.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For VOYAGES, TRAVELS, & books on
“EXOTIC” PLACES,  click here.

For NATURAL HISTORY,  click here.

Sheriffs & Coroners
The compleat sheriff in theory and practice; shewing the importance, nature, and duty, of that high office ... to which is added, the office and duty of a coroner. London: Pr. by W. Strahan & M. Woodfall for G. Kearsly, 1778. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.6"). [4], 468 pp.
$350.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For ANGLO-AMERICAN LAW,  click here.

I've Been Singing His L E G
[drop-title]  Cork leg songster.  Newcastle-on-Tyne: William R. Walker, [ca. 1860?]. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). 24 pp.
$75.00
Click the image for an enlargement.

A Really Scarce Book & an Author Who is an Enigma
Corke, Miss.  'What shall we do with them?' A history of the London and Brighton convalescent home. London: J. Nisbet & Co., 1882. 12mo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). Frontis., vii, [1 blank], 157, [1] pp.
$250.00
Click the images for enlargements.

TrulyCLASSIC in Its Field: MAGIC
Del Río, Martin Antoine.  Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex, quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, et uanarum superstitionum confutatio, utilis theologis, iurisconsultis, medicis, philologis. Moguntiae: Apud Joannem Albinum, 1603. Folio (31.5 cm; 12.5"). [12 ff.], 276 pp., [8] ff.; [2 ff.], 268 pp., [10], [2] ff., 250 pp., [5] ff. (without the folding table in book II).
$2500.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For 17TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For CATHOLICA,  click here.
For JESUITANA,  click here.
For INQUISITION material,  click here.

More Than 1000 Illustrations byPieter van der Borcht
& with Evidence of Readership
Dodoens, Rembert.  Remberti Dodonaei Mechliniensis medici caesari Stirpium historiae pemptades sex sive libri XXX. Antuerpiae: Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1583. Folio (36 cm; 14"). [10] ff., 860 pp., [13] ff., illus.
$8500.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For 16TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
      For PRE-1820 AMERICANA,  click here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For “EVIDENCE of READERSHIP,”  click here.
For “How-To,”  click here.
For GARDENING books,  click here.
For SCIENCE,  click here.
For NATURAL HISTORY,  click here.
For HERBALS,  click here.
For COLLECTED PRESSES
            TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

Cholera in Mexico after the
Mexican-American War
Duck, William Ward.  Método curativo racional para el cholera morbus asiático, por Guillermo Ward Duck. México : Tipo. de R. Rafael, 1850. 8vo. 16 pp.
$525.00
Click the image for an enlargement.
MEXICO is one of our great specialties.
      For our MEXICANA,  click here.

The State of a Significant Bishopric, POST-Revolution
A Two-VolumeFRENCH Sammelband
Du Trousset d’Héricourt, Bénigne-Urbain-Jean-Marie, Bishop of Autun.   [Mandements, etc.]. Autun: L'Imprimerie de Dejussieu, 1829–1852. 8vo (24.5 cm, 9.7"). 2 vols. I: [~550] pp. II: [~500] pp.; various paginations.
$575.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Sane When He Killed Her, INSANE SUBSEQUENTLY
Editors of the Journal of Mental Science.  Insanity and crime: A medico-legal commentary on the case of George Victor Townley. London: John Churchill & Sons, 1864. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 47, [1] pp.
$350.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For ANGLO-AMERICAN LAW,  click here.
For more of WOMEN's interest,  click here.

“A Subject of Intense Interest to the Philanthropist & the Man of Science”
Ellis, William Charles.  A treatise on the nature, symptoms, causes, and treatment of insanity. London: Samuel Holdsworth (R. Clay, Printer), 1838. 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). viii, 344 pp. (frontis. lacking).
$800.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Gout? or Scarlet Fever?  BOTH Are Covered Here
Endter, Christian Ernst.  Ausführlicher Bericht, von denen schmertzhaften Glieder-Kranckheiten, als nemlich: Gicht, Podagra, Chiragra, Gonagra, Malo ischiatico ... Mit noch einer Zugabe, von denen Ursachen eines kurtzen oder langen Lebens derer Menschen, und dassalle Kranckheiten anfangs, mit leichter Mühe, ohne, oder durch wenige Kosten zu curiren sind ... [with another]. Franckfurt: No publisher/printer, 1741. Small 8vo (17.3 cm; 6.875" ). 189, [1 (blank)] pp., lacks final blank leaf.  [bound with] Johann Pelargus Storch. Practischer und Theoretischer Tractat vom Scharlach-Fieber, wie solches von etlichen und zwantzig Jahren her, als eine etwas seltsame, jedoch zuweilen grassirende Kinder-Kranckheit, aus vielen zur Hand gekommenen Casibus kennen gelernet. Gotha: verlefts Christian Mevius, 1742. Small 8vo (17.3 cm; 6.875"). [4] ff., 280, [3] pp., lacks final blank leaf.
$875.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For BOOKS IN GERMAN,  click here.
This book also appears in the GENERAL
            MISCELLANY — click here.

An Heir of HippocratesA Pioneer Forensic Psychiatist
Esquirol, Etienne.  Aliénation mentale. Des illusions chez les aliénés. Question médico-légale sur l'isolement des aliénés. Paris: Librairie Medicale de Crochard, 1832. 8vo (22 cm, 8.5"). [2] ff., 83, [1] pp.
$2500.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Florida's First AuthorOn a New World Apparition
ofMichael, not Mary
Florencia, Francisco de.  Narracion de la marabillosa aparicion que hizo el archangel San Miguel a Diego Lazaro de San Francisco, indio feligres del Pueblo de S. Bernardo de la jurisdiccion de Santa Maria Nativitas. Fundacion del santuario, que llaman San Miguel del Milagro; de la fuente milagrosa, que debaxo de una peña mostrò el principe de los angeles; de los milagros, que ha hecho el aqua bendita, y el barro amassado de dicha fuente, en los que con fee, y devocion han usado dellos para remedio de sus males. En Sevilla: En la Imprenta de las Siete Revueltas, [1740]. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [8], 194, [4] pp.; illus.
$3250.00
Click the images for enlargements.

An African American's Murder TrialInsanity Defense, 1848
Freeman, William, defendant.  The trial of William Freeman for the murder of John G. Van Nest, including the evidence and the arguments of counsel, with the decision of the Supreme Court granting a new trial, and an account of the death of the prisoner, and of the post-mortem examination of his body by Amariah Brigham, M.D., and others. Auburn: Derby, Miller & Co., 1848. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). iv, [17]–508 pp.; 1 diagram.
$1875.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Early Electrotherapeutics
Gardini, Francesco Giuseppe.  L'applicazione delle nuove scoperte del fluido elettrico agli usi della ragionevole medicina. Genova: Per Adamo Scionico, 1774. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.75"). xiv, 3–248 pp.
$950.00
Click the images for enlargements.

CORNERSTONE for an AMERICAN SPORTING LIBRARY
“Gentleman of Philadelphia County, A” [i.e., Jesse Y. Kester].  The American shooter's manual, comprising such plain and simple rules, as are necessary to introduce the inexperienced into a full knowledge of all that relates to the dog, and the correct use of a gun; also a description of the game of this country. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. 12mo (18.5 cm; 7.125"). [2] ff., pp. [ix]–249, [1] p., [1 (errata)] f., [3 (ads)] ff.; frontis., 2 plts.
$1800.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For a bit more FISHIN' & HUNTIN',  click here.

Cowper's Life aStriking Instance of
the Instability of Earthly Hopes
Greatheed, Samuel.  A practical improvement of the divine counsel and conduct, attempted in a sermon, occasioned by the decease of William Cowper Esq; preached at Olney, 18 May 1800. Newport-Pagnel: J. Wakefield, [1800]. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.9"). [4], 47, [1] pp.
$175.00
Click the image for an enlargement.
For LITERATURE,  click here.
This also appears in the GENERAL
            MISCELLANY — click here.

Poetry from Springfield, Massachusetts
     &  the Mansion” Hotel at Pas'comuck
Greene, Aella.  After night, a summer-place talk, with other poems. Boston: Lee & Shepard; New York: Lee, Shepard & Dillingham, 1873. 8vo. Frontis., 93, [1] pp.; 2 plts. (incl. in pagination).
$50.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For POST-1820 AMERICANAclick here.
For LITERATURE,  click here.

Wondrous Happenings inSixth Century Italy
Gregorius I, Pont. Max. (Gregory I, pope).  Dialogorum libri quattuor. [colophon: Venetiis: per Hieronymus de Paganinis,1492]. Small 4to (19.5 cm; 7.625"). [79 of 80] ff., lacks final blank leaf.
$3500.00
Click the images for enlargements.

A Plea for Training Women in the MEDICAL ARTS
Gregory, George.  Medical morals, illustrated with plates and extracts from medical works; designed to show the pernicious social and moral influence of the present system of medical practice, and the importance of establishing female medical colleges, and educating and employing female physicians for their own sex. New York: Published by the author, 1852. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 48 pp.
$800.00
Click the image for an enlargement.
For POST-1820 AMERICANAclick here.
For CHILDREN / EDUCATION,  click here.
For more of WOMEN's interest,  click here.

War & Peace, & Prosperity?
(Guatemala in the 1870s).  A collection of 17 broadsides, 2-page publications, and pamphlets. Guatemala: Various publishers/presses, 1870–79. All items folio.
$3450.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Witty, Moderately Filthy, & Scarce
Harington, John.  The metamorphosis of Ajax; a cloacinean satire: With the Anatomy and apology ... To which is added, Ulysses upon Ajax. Chiswick: C. Whittingham, 1814. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.7"). Frontis., xv, [1], xx, [4], 135, [1], 21, [1], 62, [4], 70, [2] pp.; illus., music.
$500.00
Click the images for enlargements.

More than One Lifetime's Worth of Adventure & Interesting Ideas
Harriott, John.  Struggles through life, exemplified in the various travels and adventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, of John Harriott, Esq. London: Pr. for the author, 1815. 12mo (18 cm, 7.1"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., xvxv, [1], 443, [1] pp. II: xii, 428, [2] pp. III: vii, [1], 479, [1] pp. (lacking pp. 69–72); 1 fold. plt., 1 plt.
$750.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For more BIOGRAPHIES, mostly 20th-Century
    “General Reading” & Inexpensive,  click here.

For more VOYAGES, TRAVELS, & books on
“EXOTIC” PLACES,  click here.

For ANGLO-AMERICAN LAW,  click here.

Dance of DeathBewick(s?), after Holbein
[Hawkins, J.S., ed.].  Emblems of mortality; representing, in upwards of fifty cuts, death seizing all ranks and degrees of people. London: T. Hodgson, 1789. 12mo (17.1 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., [2], xxviii, 51, [1] pp.; illus.
$950.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For EMBLEM BOOKS,  click here.

Know Thyself”And FEAR Thy Sex Life
Hayes, Albert H.  The science of life; or, self-preservation. A medical treatise on nervous and physical debility, spermatorrhoea, impotence, and sterility, with practical observations on the treatment of diseases of the generative organs. Boston: Peabody Medical Institute, © 1881. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). xviii, 286 pp.; 4 plts. (1 fold.).
$220.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Not Perfect butEvocative on Many Fronts
Hazlemore, Maximilian.  Domestic economy: Or, a complete system of English housekeeping ... also, the complete brewer ... likewise the family physician. London: J. Creswick & Co., 1794. 8vo. xxxii, 392 pp. (lacking pp. 331/32, 341–44, 357–62, & 365–84 ).
$350.00
Click the images for enlargement.

For COOKERY,  click here.

Sutton's Hospital inCharterhouse
    & The FamousCharterhouse School
Herne, Samuel.   Domus carthusiana: Or an account of the most noble foundation of the charter-house near Smithfield in London. Both before and since the Reformation. London: Pr. by T.R. for Richard Marriott & Henry Brome, 1677. 8vo (18.2 cm, 7.2"). Frontis., [46], 287, [1] pp.; 2 plts.
$1500.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For more 17TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For CHILDREN / EDUCATION,  click here.
For more Books with SPECIAL
           PROVENANCE,  click here.

From a Caney, Kansas NYAL
Hill, Janet McKenzie.  Nyal cook book. Practical recipes that have been tested in actual use. Detroit: Nyal Company, (copyright 1916). 12mo (19.4 cm, 7.625"). Frontis., [20], 228 pp.; 7 double-sided plts.
$90.00
Click the images for enlargements.

Plants for BothOrnament & Medicine
Hill, John.  The British herbal: An history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use, or raised for beauty. London: Pr. for T. Osborne & J. Shipton, J. Hodges, J. Newbery, et al., 1756 [–1757]. Folio (41.3 cm, 16.25"). Frontis., [4], 536 pp.; 75 plts.
$4000.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.

The Medicinal Virtues of PlantsIllustrated
Hill, John.  The family herbal, or an account of all those English plants, which are remarkable for their virtues, and of the drugs which are produced by vegetables of other countries; with their descriptions and their uses, as proved by experience. Bungay: J. & R. Childs, 1822. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). viii, xl, 376 pp.; 54 col. plts.
$750.00
Click the images for enlargements.
For HERBALS,  click here.

ToAmputate or Not?
Hooper, Robert.  The surgeon's vade-mecum: containing the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of surgical diseases. Accompanied by the modern and approved methods of operating, select formulae of prescriptions, Latin and English, and a glossary of terms. Albany: Pub. & sold by E.F. Backus...; E. & E. Hosford, printers, © 1813. 12mo. xviii, 275, [1 (blank)] pp., [5] ff.
$300.00
Click the images for enlargement.
      For PRE-1820 AMERICANA,  click here.
For DICTIONARIES/GRAMMARS, ETC.,  click here.

Skepticism from anEcclesiastical Savant
Huet, Pierre-Daniel.  Pet. Dan. Huetii episcopi Abrincensis De imbecillitate mentis humanae libri tres. Amstelodami: Apud H. Du Sauzet, 1738. 12mo (17 cm, 6.75"). xxxviii, [10], 223, [1] pp. (frontis. lacking).
$800.00
Click the interior image for an enlargement.
For PHILOSOPHY,  click here.

TO Part II 

PLACE AN ORDER   |   E-MAIL US   |   PRB&M HOME