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[ 'Le Docteur Revel' and Doctor Hugues Cléry of Marseilles, printed pamphlet in French on asthma. ] L'Asthme et La Poudre du Docteur H. Cléry, Antiasthmatique du Tigré. Par le Docteur Revel.

Author: 
'Le Docteur Revel' [ Doctor Hugues Cléry of Marseilles, France ]
Publication details: 
Paris, 1893. [Imprimerie Wattier Frères, 4 rue des Déchargeurs, Paris.]
£120.00

31 + [1]pp., 12mo. Disbound. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. No copy of the present item traced, either on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat, or in the Bibliothèque Nationale, but WorldCat does record one copy of ''La Vérité sur le remède d'Abyssinie poudre antiasthmatique' by Hugues Clery (Marseilles, 1874).

[ Seymour Aubrey Papert, MIT mathematician and computer scientist. ] Typed scientific paper in French: 'Sur les treillis des ouverts et les paratopologies | par Mrs Dona Papert et Seymour Papert'.

Author: 
Seymour Aubrey Papert (b.1928), MIT mathematician and computer scientist, pioneer of artificial intelligence, inventor of Logo Programming System [ Dona Papert Strauss; Charles Ehresmann (1905-1979) ]
Publication details: 
'Faculté des Sciences de Paris | Séminaire de Topologie et de Géométrie Différentielle (C. Ehresmann) | Année 1957 / 58.'
£200.00

Papert has been described by by Marvin Minsky as 'the greatest living mathematics educator'. At the time of this paper he was studying for a PhD at Cambridge University and living in London, where he was a leading figure in the revolutionary socialist circle centred on the magazine 'Socialist Review'. 9pp., 8vo. On nine leaves stapled together. In fair condition, aged and worn, with creasing to last couple of leaves. Divided into three parts: '1. Propriétés des treillis des ouverts et représentation des treillis comme treillis d'ouverts; | 2.

[John Findlay Drew Shrewsbury, bacteriologist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. F. D. Shrewsbury') to Lord Nathan, Chairman of Council, Royal Society of Arts, London, about his 'plea for assistance' regarding the publication of his 'history of Plague'.

Author: 
J. F. D. Shrewsbury [John Findlay Drew Shrewsbury] (1898-1971), Professor of Bacteriology, University of Birmingham
Publication details: 
Cottage Farm, Pinley Green, Claverdon, Warwickshire. 29 December 1962.
£56.00

1p., 4to. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He thanks him for his reply to his 'plea for assistance in connexion with the possible publication by a foreign press of my history of Plague'. He had 'no intention' in writing 'of soliciting any financial aid from the Society, because any such solicitation would have been an impertinence on my part.' He would need £20,000 to have the book 'privately printed by one of the smaller English presses, such as Messrs.

[Female suffrage, printed pamphlet.] Civil Service Appointments for Women. A Paper read at the Meeting of the Social Science Congress, Manchester, 1879.

Author: 
Whately Cooke Taylor [Richard Whately Cooke Taylor (1842-1918)] [The Social Science Congress, Manchester; women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
[The Social Science Congress, Manchester.] Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., New-street Square, London. 1880.
£120.00

12pp., 8vo. In good condition, no wraps, disbound. In manuscript at head of title: 'With the Author's Compts' and, in another hand, 'C. A. Biggs'. No copy traced, either on COPAC or WorldCat.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Married Women's Property Committee. Report of the Proceedings at the General Meeting, held at the Rooms of the Social Science Association, 1, Adam Street, Adelphi, London, On the 28th July, 1876.

Author: 
[Married Women's Property Committee; the Social Science Association; Jacob Bright; Peter A. Taylor; John Hinde Palmer; H. N. Mozley; Alexander Ireland, Manchester printer; women's suffrage]
Publication details: 
[Married Women's Property Committee.] Manchester: Alex. Ireland and Co., Printers, Pall Mall. 1876.
£180.00

15 + [1]pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Includes speeches by Jacob Bright, Peter A. Taylor, Mr Arnold, John Hinde Palmer, H. N. Mozley, Miss Downing, Mrs A. Arnold, Mrs Venturi. No copy found on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[French botany in the eighteenth century.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Granier'), in French, from Dr Jean Granier of Nimes to L'Abbé Pourret.

Author: 
Dr Jean Granier (1743-1819) of Nimes [Pierre André Pourret [L'Abbé Pourret] (1754-1818), French abbot and botanist]
Publication details: 
Nîmes [France]. 19 May 1792.
£140.00

2pp., 4to. 36 closely-written lines of text. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Addressed, with 'NISMES' postmark, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Monsieur L'abbé Pourret | membre de plusieurs academies | à Narbonne'. The letter begins: 'il est bien tems me direz vous mon cher collegue que je vous donne de mes nouvelles, et surtout des plantes que que j'ai reçues de votre part'. He proceeds to give a detailed report, naming several specimens.

[Bonamy Price, political economist.] Autograph Note Signed ('B Price').

Author: 
Bonamy Price (1807-1888), Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford
Publication details: 
Norham Gardens, Oxford. 28 February [no year].
£75.00

On slip of paper, 7 x 13 cm. Reads: 'Norham Gardens. Oxford | Feb 28. - | I send a second article on Free Trade. | B Price'. In purple pencil on reverse: 'Bonamy Price | Professor Poll. Economy | Oxon.'

[Printed caricature of Professor Sir Michael Foster as 'The Myke', one of 'The Fauna of Cambridge'.]

Author: 
[Professor Sir Michael Foster (1836-1907), English physiologist; Cambridge University]
Publication details: 
'Supplement to the Cambridge Review, June 9, 1898.'
£80.00

On one side of piece of 31 x 25 cm shiny art paper. In fair condition, lightly aged, with wear at head and foot and vertical fold at right hand edge. Image undamaged. At head: 'THE FAUNA OF CAMBRIDGE. | With apologies to the Authors of "ANIMAL LAND," E.T.R., and the "GRANTA." | THE MYKE.' At foot: 'THIS wyse little animile nose all about what is going on inside, but he is very korshus when he tels you about it.

[Offprint, inscribed to Mary Proctor, containing autograph note.] Detection of Venus' Rotation Period and of the Fundamental Physical Features of the Planet's Surface.

Author: 
Percival Lowell [Percival Lawrence Lowell (1855-1916), American astronomer] [Mary Proctor (1862-1957), American astronomer]
Publication details: 
'Reprint from Popular Astronomy'. 'Lowell Observatory, November, 1896.'
£450.00

5pp., 8vo, with five plates. Stitched. In brown printed wraps headed 'Compliments of the Author', with 'Reprint from Popular Astronomy' at foot. Heavily aged, in worn and stained wraps repaired with tape. At the head of the cover Lowell has written 'iss Mary E. Proctor'. Manuscript note in another hand (presumably Procter's) on cover: 'Contains a note in Lowell's own handwriting on page 2'. Lowell's autograph note on p.2, with slight loss due to trimming of the edges of the pamphlet, reads: 'For further story by me see Jan. '97 pular stronomy'.

[Count von Brühl and Duke of Marlborough.] Autograph Letter Signed from Marlborough and Autograph Notes by von Brühl, about the 'Difference of Level between a Blenheim Barometer in the Duke of Marlborough's dressing Room, & the Harefield Barometer'.

Author: 
Hans Moritz von Brühl (1736-1809) [John Maurice, Count of Brühl], German diplomat and astronomer; George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739-1817), FRS, English nobleman and amateur astronomer
Publication details: 
Marlborough's letter from Blenheim [Woodstock, Oxfordshire], 9 November 1796. [von Brühl's notes from Harefield, circa 1796?]
£850.00

A Fellow of the Royal Society, Marlborough's main scientific interest was astronomy, a subject on which he corresponded with von Brühl. The four items in good condition, with light signs of age and wear. They are accompanied by a typewritten (1960s?) report (3pp., folio), whose purpose is to disprove any connection between them and 'the name of Henry Cavendish and his work on the barometer'.

[Lyon Playfair, Scottish scientist and Liberal politician.] Autograph Signature on cover of envelope franking a letter to the London publishers George Routledge & Sons.

Author: 
Lyon Playfair (1818-1898), 1st Baron Playfair, Scottish scientist and Liberal politician [George Routledge & Sons, London publishers]
Publication details: 
With London frank dated 9 February 1886.
£25.00

On the 8 x 13cm cover of the envelope. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with loss at head and to top right-hand corner from removal from an album, traces of which adhere to the reverse. Playfair's signature ('Lyon Playfair') in the bottom left-hand corner is unnaffected, and the address, also in his hand, reads: 'Messrs George Routledge & Son | Broadway | Ludgate Hill | E.C.' The orange circular franking postmark is incomplete, and reads: 'LON | OFF | PAID | B | 9 FE 86'.

[Presentation copy of offprint.] De l'Action du Magnétisme sur les Gaz traversées par des Décharges Électriques par MM. A. de la Rive et E. Sarasin

Author: 
Auguste Arthur de la Rive (1801-1873), Professor of Physics at the Geneva Academy, Swiss physicist and pioneer in the field of electricity [Édouard Sarasin (1843-1917), Swiss physicist]
Publication details: 
'Communiqué à la Société de Physique et d'Histoire naturelle de Genève dans sa séance du 6 avril 1871.' ['Tiré des Archives des Sciences de la Bibliothèque Universelle. Mai 1871. Avec autorisation de la Direction.']
£150.00

22pp., 8vo. Stitched and in brown printed wraps. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, in chipped and damaged wraps with shelfmark. Unopened. In manuscript at head of front wrap: 'de la part des auteurs'. Scarce: no copy in the Bibliothèque Nationale, and only three copies on OCLC WorldCat.

[Presentation copy of offprint.] Nouvelles Recherches sur les Propriétés des Courants Électriques Discontinus, et dirigés alternativement en sens contraires, par M. A. de la Rive, Professeur de Physique a l'Academie de Geneve.

Author: 
Auguste Arthur de la Rive (1801-1873), Professor of Physics at the Geneva Academy, and pioneer in the field of electricity
Publication details: 
'(Extrait des Archives de l'Electricité, Supplément à la Bibliothèque Universelle de Genève.)' [1841.]
£150.00

80pp., 8vo. Stitched and unbound. All but the first few leaves unopened. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with traces of the original blue wraps adhering at spine. In manuscript at head of title-page: 'hommage de l'auteur'. At the time of his death de la Rive's work was deemed by one obituarist ' indispensable for the scientific student of electricity', and the phrase was repeated in the eleventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Scarce: no copy in the Bibliothèque Nationale, and of the seven copies on OCLC WorldCat, five in Swiss libraries.

[Offprint.] Des Mouvements Vibratoires que déterminent dans les Corps, et essentiellement dans le fer, la transmission des courants électriques et leur action extérieure. Par Mr. le Professeur de la Rive.

Author: 
Auguste Arthur de la Rive (1801-1873), Professor of Physics at the Geneva Academy, and pioneer in the field of electricity
Publication details: 
'(Extrait des Archives de l'Electricité, Supplément à la Bibliothèque Universelle de Genève.)'
£120.00

35pp., 8vo. Stitched and unbound. All but the first few leaves unopened. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with traces of the original blue wraps adhering at spine. At the time of his death de la Rive's work was deemed by one obituarist ' indispensable for the scientific student of electricity', and the phrase was repeated in the eleventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Scarce: no copy in the Bibliothèque Nationale, and of the nine copies on OCLC WorldCat, eight in Swiss libraries.

[Inscribed by the Chinese historian Wang Ling to Yolanda Sonnabend.] Printed volume, with text in Italian, French and English, of the proceedings of the 'VIII Congresso Internazionale di Storia della Scienza | Firenze-MIlano 3-9 September 1956'.

Author: 
Wang Ling (1917-1994), Chinese historian who collaborated with Joseph Needham [Eighth International Congress of the History of Science, Florence and Milan, 1956; Yolanda Sonnabend]
Publication details: 
VIII Congresso Internazionale di Storia della Scienza | Firenze-MIlano 3-9 September 1956.
£220.00

111pp., folio. Unpaginated, and printed on the rectos only. A duplicated and stapled production, in grey printed wraps. In poor condition: on brittle and aged high-acidity paper, with chipping to wraps and front cover loosening. Inscribed inside the front cover. No. 44 of 72 contributions is 'J. NEEDHAM - L. WANG - D. J. PRICE (INGHILTERRA) - Chinese astronomical clockwork.' Scarce: no copy on COPAC or in the Wellcome collection, and the only copy on OCLC WorldCat at the BNF.

[Printed item.] London School of Economics and Political Science. (University of London.) [....] Announcements Summer Term, 1920-21.

Author: 
[London School of Economics and Political Science. (University of London.)]
Publication details: 
ondon School of Economics and Political Science. (University of London.) Clare Market, Portugal Street, Kingsway, W.C.2. [Printed by St. Clements Press Ltd., Portugal Street, Kingsway, W.C.2.] [London, 1920.]
£120.00

8pp., 12mo. Stapled. Aged and creased. On first page: 'It is not proposed to issue a complete programme for the Summer Term. This leaflet contains all additions and alterations in the announcements of lectures, classes and seminars made in the School Calendar, together with the General Time Table for the current Term.' The table covers the last four pages, and gives details of the Time; Short Title; Lecturer; No. of Course; Date of beginning. Lectures include 'The Constitution of the United States' by 'Prof. Westermarck', 'Economic History from 1485 (Class)' by 'Mr.

[Sir James Dewar, Fulerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution.] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'James Dewar'), one to Sir William Arthur Rücker and the other to his wife, with an engraved portrait of Dewar, signed by him.

Author: 
Sir James Dewar (1842-1923), Scottish chemist and physicist, Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution, London [Sir Arthur William Rücker [Rucker] (1848-1915), physicist]
Publication details: 
Both letters on letterhead of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London. 12 May 1898 (to Rücker) and 30 May 1907 (to Lady Rücker). The engraving without place or date.
£220.00

All three items in good condition, with light signs of age, and minor traces of previous mounting. The two letters are both 2pp., 12mo, on bifoliums. ONE: Letter to Rücker of 12 May 1898. He explains that if he is 'not at the Society ready to give the <5 minutes?> Paper at 4.30' it is because he is 'engaged in getting new results [...] In any case I will appear if all goes well.' TWO: Letter to Lady Rücker of 30 May 1907. His wife has had an attack of bronchitis and 'is in the hands of Nurses and Doctor.

[Henry Clifton Sorby, geologist and microscopist.] Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Forbes' [the geologist and Alpine explorer James David Forbes?], announcing that he has made discoveries 'at the very foundations of physical and chemical geology'

Author: 
Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908), geologist and microscopist, President of the Royal Microscopical Society [James David Forbes (1809-1868), geologist ; David Forbes (1828-1876), geological chemist]
Publication details: 
Broomfield, Sheffield. 26 November 1856.
£220.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The letter is addressed to 'My dear Forbes' , and while there is a possibility that it is addressed to David Forbes, the reference to the recipient being 'still in existence' suggests James David Forbes, who had been in bad health since his return from Norway in 1851. It begins: 'Only a few days before receiving your note we had been talking of you and wondering if you really were still in existence, for we had heard nothing of you in any way for so long.

[Printed item, inscribed by the author Victor Paliard to Frantz Glénard.] Recherches Thérapeutiques sur la Cinchonine.

Author: 
Victor Paliard, Docteur en médecine de la Faculté de Paris, Ex-Interne des Hôpitaux de Lyon [Frantz Glénard (1848-1920), French physician]
Publication details: 
Saint-Étienne: Imprimerie de Ve Théolier & Cie, Rue Gerentet, 12. 1875.
£56.00

64pp., 8vo. Disbound. In fair condition, with damp staining and slight nicking to the fore-edges of a few leaves. Inscribed at head of half-title: 'A mon excellent collegue et ami | Frantz Glénard | Souvenirs affectueux. | V. Paliard'. Eight copies on COPAC, but none in the Wellcome Library.

[John Birkbeck Nevins, Consulting Physician to the Stanley Hospital, Liverpool, and anti-Darwinian.] Three autograph chapters presenting the teleological argument, with reference to meteorology, botany and surgery, with emendations and illustrations.

Author: 
John Birkbeck Nevins (1818-1903), surgeon and zoologist, Consulting Physician to the Stanley Hospital, Liverpool [Charles Darwin; Darwinism; theory of evolution]
Publication details: 
No place or date. [Liverpool, post 1854.]
£1,500.00

Nevins was a passionate opponent of Darwinism, and the present item, composed any time after 1854 (the latest date of the various works referred to in the text), reflects the crisis of faith in the period leading up to the publication of the 'Origin of Species'. Nevins would set out his position on 'Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolution' in his 1872 inaugural address as President of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool (Proceedings, No. 26, 1872, pp.1-26), attacking the 'imperfect and one-sided view' put forward by 'the advocates of man's lowly origins'.

[Printed 'University of London Institute of Education' pamphlet.] Education for Citizenship.

Author: 
Ernest Barker, M.A., Litt.D., D.Litt., LL.D. Professor of Political Science in the University of Cambridge. Formerly Principal of King's College, London [University of London Institute of Education]
Publication details: 
[University of London Institute of Education.] London: Humphrey Milford. Published for the Institute of Education by Oxford University Press. 1936.
£60.00

17 + [1]pp., 4to. In grey printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn wraps. A few light pencil annotations. Stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Six copies on COPAC.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Education of the Deaf on the "German" System, A Paper Read in the Educational Department of the "National Association for the Promotion of Social Science," at the Twenty-second Annual Congress, Cheltenham, 1878.

Author: 
Arthur A. Kinsey, Principal of the Training College for Teachers of the Deaf, Castlebar Hill, Ealing, London, W.
Publication details: 
London: W. H. Allen & Co., 13, Waterloo Place. 1879.
£60.00

[2] + 16 + [2] pp., 12mo. Stitched, in pink printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With stamp, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Three lines deleted on p.14. Uncommon: a total of six copies found on COPAC and OCLC WorldCat, none of them in North America.

[Typescript with several MS. additions; scientific paper] "A Simpler Hypothesis For Variations in Aniseitonic Distortions" (in Papert's hand)

Author: 
S. Papert and G.N. Seagrim [Seymour Papert, mathematician, computer scientist, educator, and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence
Publication details: 
[c.1960?] The References include a book published in 1958.
£450.00

Twelve pages, sm. folio, with 5full-page photographic fig[ure]s numbered 2(a), 2 (b), 3 | Legend: Surface B, 3 | Legend: Surfarce C, 3| Legend: Surface C, minor damage not affecting images, staining not affecting clarity of text. No Figure 1 though it's referred to, and no evidence that it was ever bound in to this copy. The paper has several annotations by Seymour Papert, from the addition of the current positions of the two authors, to additions and corrections to the text. No published text traced.

[The London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London).] Two printed items: 'Brief Report on the Work of the School since 1895' and 'A Brief Description of the Objects and Work of the School.'

Author: 
[The London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)]
Publication details: 
'Brief Report': London: Waterlow & Sons Limited, Printers, London Wall. 1899.' 'A Brief Description': The London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London). 10, Adelphi Terrace, W.C. March 1901.
£220.00

Both items in fair condition, on aged paper, with shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. 'Brief Report': 32pp., foolscap 8vo. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper, in worn grey printed wraps strengthened at the spine with brown tape. Headings include 'Provision for training in Economics and Political Science', 'Character and Objects of School', 'Methods of Organisation', and 'Property of the School and the Library'. Also the 'complete curriculum of the School', pp.9-17, and list of lecturers (pp.17-20). 'A Brief Description': 7pp., 4to.

Printed poster by University College, London, advertising 'A Course of Lectures on "Radioactivity"' by Sir William Ramsay,Nobel Prize winner, and courses of lectures by E. C. C. Baly, J. H. K. Inglis ('In and N. T. M. Wilsmore.

Author: 
T. Gregory Foster, Ph.D., Principal, University College, London (University of London) [Sir William Ramsay; Edward Charles Cyril Baly; J. H. K. Inglis; N. T. M. Wilsmore]
Publication details: 
University College, London (University of London). Ramsay's lectures advertised for 18 October 1904, Baly's for 4 November 1904 and 3 February 1905, Inglis's for 17 October 1904, and Wilsmore's for 11 October 1904.
£80.00

1p., foolscap 8vo. In fair condition, aged and worn, with stamp, label and shelfmark of the Board of Education Library. Signed in type at foot by 'T. GREGORY FOSTER, Ph.D., | Principal.' Laid out in the usual variety of types and point sizes. The poster gives details of the lectures and cost.

[Book] Des Hydropisies, et de leur Cure.

Author: 
V. Mondat [Docteur Vincent Marie Mondat]
Publication details: 
Avril [April] 1817. A Paris, Chez L. Colas, Imprimeur-Libraire de la Société pour l'Instruction Élémentaire, Rue du Petit-Bourbon-St. Suplice, No. 14. [IMPRIMERIE DE FAIN; PLACE DE L'ODÉON.]
£56.00

8vo: 49 pp. The last page is mispaginated '54', but there is no gap in the text, and the catalogue of the Bibliotheque Nationale confirms that the number of pages of text is 49. Good, in modern marble wraps. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title-page 'A Monsieur Maison Secretaire général de l'administration des hospices hommage respectueux | [signed] P. Mondat'.

[John Churchill, London medical bookseller and publisher.] Itemised invoice, signed 'settled | J. Churchill', for books bought by Rutherford Alcock on behalf of W. Williamson; with Autograph Receipt Signed ('John Churchill').

Author: 
John Churchill [John Spriggs Morss Churchill] (1801-1875), London medical bookseller and publisher [Sir John Rutherford Alcock (1809-1897), diplomat]
Publication details: 
Invoice: on his letterhead as 'Medical Bookseller and Publisher, Princes Street, Soho'. 24 April 1841. Receipt: London. 24 April 1841.
£65.00

ONE: Invoice headed 'To Account delivered 1839.40'. 1p., 4to. In good condition, on lightly aged paper. Addressed to 'Rutherford Alcock Esqre. | (for W Williamson)' and listing four titles including 'Wilsons Anatomy' (12s 6d) and 'Alison's Physiology' (12s), totalling £10 15s 0d. Beneath the four entries the bookseller has writen 'Settled | J. Churchill | 24th. April 1841', and beneath this Williamson has added 'The above is quite correct | J Williamson | 9July 4th 1842'. TWO: Receipt on one side of 8 x 18.5 cm slip of paper, with embossed 6d stamp. Reads: 'London 24th April 1841.

[Philip Lutley Sclater, Secretary of the Zoological Society of London.] Autograph Letter in the third person to 'Mis Kerr'.

Author: 
Philip Lutley Sclater (1829-1913), lawyer and zoologist, Secretary of the Zoological Society of London, 1860-1902
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Zoological Society of London, 11 Hanover Square. 29 August 1877.
£30.00

1p, 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with traces of glue from mount on the blank reverse. Reads: 'The Secretary presents his compliments to Miss Kerr and begs leave to inform her the Composition fee of £35 has been duly paid to Drummond & Co'.

Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Corps News.

Author: 
Royal Army Medical Corps, British Salonika Force, World War I
Publication details: 
February, 1917. ['British Salonika Force. General Headquarters, British Salonika Force, December 1, 1916.']
£100.00

8vo: 36 pp, paginated [17] to 52. Disbound and unbound. Grubby, but with text clear and entire. Outer bifolium in poor condition. Lacking stitching, so with each bifolium loose. Mainly consisting of lists of individuals receiving awards.

[Sir William Fergusson, Scottish surgeon.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Wm. Fergusson') [to F. A. Bulley], discussing the death of one of his patients from erysipilas, the effect of the news on other patients, the prevalence of the infection in London.

Author: 
Sir William Fergusson (1808-1877), 1st Baronet FRCS FRS, Scottish surgeon, Sergeant-Surgeon to Queen Victoria [King's College Hospital; F. A. Bulley of Reading]
Publication details: 
16 George Street, Hanover Square [London]. 27 December 1849.
£80.00

4pp., 16mo. Bifolium. On aged and worn paper, with small spike-hole on one leaf. The letter begins: 'I am sorry to say that the poor man from whom I removed the large tumour has died of Erysipilas - It is a great pity - but one of those results over which we have little or no control - Perhaps the inflammation was a kind of continuance of that which he had on him when the operation was done'. He points out that 'at the present time the Hospital [i.e. King's College Hospital] is remarkably free from Erysipilas - a thing which few of us in London can boast much about in general'.

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