Science, Medicine and Technology

Autograph Letter Signed Joseph Lister, surgeon, to Mrs Fox, widow of Wilson Fox (DNB), Lister's physician friend and colleague, commiserating with her on his death.

Author: 
Joseph Lister (DNB), surgeon, pioneer of antiseptic surgery.
Autograph Letter Signed Joseph Lister, surgeon,
Publication details: 
[Printed] 12 Park Crescent, Portland Place [London], 4 May 1887 [Fox died the day before]
£550.00
Autograph Letter Signed Joseph Lister, surgeon,

One page, 12mo, staining but text clear and complete, as follows: I have just heard with deep sorrow the news of the departure of my old and much valued friend. | I need not dwell on the greatness of the loss to the profession and to the public, nor must I intrude long on your affliction; but I could not forbear writing a few words to express my sincere sympathy.~550~SURGERY ANTISEPTIC MEDICINE MEDICAL SURGEON PHYSICIAN~ ~0~Olympia autos 2~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Transfer document for shares in television pioneers Radiovisor Parent Limited, signed by Alan James Macnab.

Author: 
[Radiovisor Parent Limited, London; Alan James Macnab; television]
Radiovisor Parent Limited, London
Publication details: 
Undated [1920s]; H. Howes & Co., Ltd, Stock Exchange Stationers, London.
£56.00
Radiovisor Parent Limited, London

Folio, 1 p. A printed document, with specific details typed in. Fair, on aged paper, with some wear to extremities. Signed 'Alan J. Macnab', and witnessed by G. Perry of Tokenhouse Yard. A pioneer in the field of television, Radiovisor Parent Co., Ltd. was formed on 31st May, 1928, with a capital of £276500, and owned the rights in a selenium light bridge patented in 1927 and 1928. It had made history in 1927 with the invention of the first ever infra-red beam, this technology being used to protect the Shah of Persia's jewels at an exhibition in 1929.

Typewritten draft ('Provisional Specification') by George William Dennistoun Scott of his patent application for 'Improvements in or relative to variable speed reducing gears', with manuscript descriptions of the invention, initialed by him.

Author: 
George William Dennistoun Scott, engineer and inventor [Patents Office; inventions;motor car bicycles; bicycling]
George William Dennistoun Scott, engineer and inventor
Publication details: 
Draft dated 26 May 1905. [London.]
£165.00
George William Dennistoun Scott, engineer and inventor

A native of Derby, Scott is a notable figure in the history of the development of the bicycle. In 1878, together with George Henry Phillott, he seems to have received the first practicable patent (No. 860 of 1878) for an epicyclic change-speed gear for cycles. All items clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The typewritten draft, in blue ink, with a few manuscript corrections, covers two folio pages.

[Inscribed pamphlet.] The Society of Engineers. Inaugural Address of the President, Arthur Thomas Walmisley, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers; Fellow of King's College, London. Delivered at the Town Hall, Westminster, 6th February, 1888.

Author: 
Arthur Thomas Walmisley, President of the Society of Engineers [College for Civil Engineers and of General Scientific and Practical Education]
Arthur Thomas Walmisley,
Publication details: 
1888. E. & F. N. Spon, 125, Strand, London. [London: Printed by Wm. Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross.]
£125.00
Arthur Thomas Walmisley,

8vo, 40 pp. In original grey printed wraps. Unopened. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with slight wear to wraps and negligible worming to margins. Presentation copy from the author.

[Book.] Euthanasia: or, Medical Treatment in Aid of an easy Death. By William Munk, M.D., F.S.A.

Author: 
William Munk, M.D., F.S.A., Fellow and late Senior Censor of the Royal College of Physicians [euthanasia; pain relief]
Euthanasia: or, Medical Treatment in Aid of an easy Death. By William Munk
Publication details: 
London: Longmans, Green, and Co. and New York: 15, East 16th Street. 1887.
£120.00
Euthanasia: or, Medical Treatment in Aid of an easy Death. By William Munk

12mo, vii + 105 pp. In original cloth quarter-binding of brown spine and blue boards, gilt. Fair, on aged paper, in patchy worn binding with foxed endpapers. With the ownership inscription of the Great Yarmouth solicitor Frederick John Dowsett (author of 'Both Sides of Jewish Character', Westminster Review, 1888). An important and scarce early work in the nineteenth-century resurgence of interest in the subject in the West.

[Pamphlet.] Spiritualism and Insanity: An Essay describing the disastrous consequences to the Mental Health which are apt to result from a pursuit of the study of Spiritualism. By Dr. C. Williams, Author of "Insanity: its Causes and Prevention," etc.

Author: 
Charles Williams (b.1858), LRCP, Assistant Medical Officer, the Warneford, Oxford [spiritualism]
Charles Williams (b.1858), LRCP, Assistant Medical Officer, the Warneford, Oxfor
Publication details: 
London: The Ambrose Co., Ltd., 55 & 57 Wigmore Street, W. [1909 or 1910]
£56.00
Charles Williams (b.1858), LRCP, Assistant Medical Officer, the Warneford, Oxfor

12mo, 53 + [iii] pp. Text clear and complete. Aged and worn, with loose original front cover, printed in green, remaining from the binding. Stamp of 'The Community of the Resurrection' on title-page. A few manuscript notes in light pencil. Scarce: five copies on COPAC, at the British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, the National Library of Scotland, and University of London, variously dated to 1909 and 1910.

Autograph Letter Signed ('(Thomas Hyde Hills) | John Bell & Co') from Thomas Hyde Hills of John Bell & Co [later John Bell & Croyden], Oxford Street, to the M.P. James Wyld, regarding jury exemption for pharmaceutical chemists.

Author: 
Thomas Hyde Hills (c.1852-1902), pharmaceutical chemist with John Bell & Co, 338 Oxford Street, and Mayor of Cambridge [James Wyld (1812-1887), cartographer and Member of Parliament for Bodmin]
Thomas Hyde Hills (c.1852-1902), pharmaceutical chemist with John Bell & Co
Publication details: 
2 August 1862; 338 Oxford Street, London.
£75.00
Thomas Hyde Hills (c.1852-1902), pharmaceutical chemist with John Bell & Co

12mo, 2 pp. Fifteen lines. Text clear and complete. Thanking Wyld for his 'Support on Thursday in the House of Commons, agreeing with the Lords' Amendment for the exemption of Pharmaceutical Chemists serving on Juries'. He hopes that the exemption will prove 'a Stimulus to Pharmaceutical education and thereby be of great service and increased safety to the Public'. Hills was Mayor of Cambridge from 1894 to 1895.

Scrapbook containing two hundred engravings and photographs of mainly Victorian and Edwardian traction engines, road rollers and locomotives, with one blueprint.

Author: 
[Victorian and Edwardian traction engines]
Victorian and Edwardian traction engines
Publication details: 
The scrapbook undated (collection assembled in 1920s?).
£325.00
Victorian and Edwardian traction engines

The scrapbook is landscape 8vo (28 x 18.5 cm), and contains 28 leaves of brown paper tied together with ribbon, on which, together with the inside of the back cover, the images (dating from between 1860 and 1928) are laid down. The scrapbook lacks the front cover, and its leaves are worn, but the images are in good overall condition, with occasional wear and creasing. Ranging in size from 14.5 x 11 cm ('Fowler 8/c Traction About 1875. Jointed Horn Plates.') to 7.5 x 5.5 cm ('S/c Traction (About 1875-80)'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('FitzRoy Kelly) from Sir FitzRoy Kelly to Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, regarding the appointment of Sir Henry Acland to the Oxford Regius Professorship of Medicine, with signed Wilberforce note to Acland.

Author: 
Sir FitzRoy Edward Kelly (1796-1880), English judge and Tory politician
Sir FitzRoy Edward Kelly (1796-1880), English judge and Tory politician
Publication details: 
19 October 1858; 32 Dover Street, London. Draft of Wilberforce note dated 21 October 1858.
£60.00
Sir FitzRoy Edward Kelly (1796-1880), English judge and Tory politician

12mo, 3 pp. Regarding the 'assigning of an income to the Regius Professor of Medicine out of the Ewelme Charity': 'I trouble you with a line to say that I have recommended the allowance of £250 a year, and that when the revenues of the Charity shall reach £1000 a year, it shall be submitted to the Court to increase the amount to £300 or £350'. Asks if there is 'any other matter connected with my office upon which you would wish for information, before I seek a week or two's repose? (of which I have had none, not even for an hour since I came into office.)'.

Hall's Distiller ... Adapted to the use of farmers as well as Distillers [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]

Author: 
Harrison Hall, 'formerly of Lamberton .... New Jersey'.
Hall's Distiller
Publication details: 
Philadelphia: Printed by John Bioren, 1813.
£950.00
Hall's Distiller

x,244pp., with engraved plate (opp.p.223, 'Mr. H. Sargeant's Machine for raising water') and . folding frontis (diagram, 'Improvements by Henry Witmer upon Anderson's Patent Condensing Tub'), small closed tear, attractive contemporary tree calf, red leather label, corners bumpedtop and bottom of spine also, other signs of wear browned and foxed throughout (reason given later), hinge strain front and back (with failed attempt to repair from with tape), ownership notes on endpapers, slightly damaged, else very good. INSCRIBED "Harrison Hall" (Author) on front pastedown.

[Pamphlet; Confidential] West Riding Rivers Board. Report upon Methods of Analysis adopted in the Laboratory

Author: 
H. Maclean Wilson, H.T. Calvert
West Riding Rivers Board. Report upon Methods of Analysis adopted in the Laborat
Publication details: 
No place given, November 1907.
£125.00
West Riding Rivers Board. Report upon Methods of Analysis adopted in the Laborat

Confidential. For the use of the Committee only. (on title). 20pp., 8vo, printed wraps, lacking back wrap, front wrap foxed, contents good and include blank pages for notes (one note made), stamped W.N. Bagshaw. No copy listed on COPAC or WorldCat.

Manuscript 'Case for Mr. Wheeler', asking 'Whether Mrs. Boulton [Anne, wife of James Watt's partner Matthew Boulton] is or is not dowable of a Moiety of this Estate?' With Francis Wheler's signed autograph legal opinion on the question.

Author: 
Francis Wheler of Whitley, lawyer [Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), business partner of John Watt; Boulton's brother-in-law Luke Robinson; John Barker, Lichfield banker; Lunar Society of Birmingham]
[Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), business partner of John Watt]
Publication details: 
Wheler's opinion dated 'Temple July 12 1764'.
£125.00
[Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), business partner of John Watt]

Folio, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Lightly-aged and creased. Remains of red wafer in left margin. Folded into a packet, and docketed on reverse 'Case for Mr. Wheler | 1 G[uine]a. | Martin & Hay for Nevill'. The upper half of the document consists of eighteen lines in the hand of the enquirer (presumably one of a firm of solicitors named 'Martin & Hay", acting for one 'Nevill'), with the last two lines posing the question; the lower half consists of fifteen lines in Wheler's hand, signed by him 'Frans Wheler', and dated by him in the bottom left-hand corner.

Autograph Letter Signed Ph. Pusey to Lord Granville, vice president of the Board of Trade in 1848, who took a prominent part in promoting the Great Exhibition of 1851, concerning plans for the Great Exhibition.

Author: 
Philip Pusey. reforming agriculturist and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed Ph. Pusey to Lord Granville
Publication details: 
Pusey, 15 March 1850.
£180.00
Autograph Letter Signed Ph. Pusey to Lord Granville

Three pages, 12mo, fold marks, tiny closed tears, mainly good condition. He is grateful that Granville has eased his anxiety. It relieves me from all uneasiness but in case you should consider it expedient to make The Queen's gracious intentions known to the R[oyal] Ag[ricultural] Society. I mention that their Council will be held on Wednesday next for the last time before the Easter Holidays. | The wish of the Society is made know by their question put relative to Hyde Park.

Autograph Letter Signed ('H Macnaughton Jones') from the Irish gynaecologist Henry Macnaughton Jones to 'Dr. Coffin', concerning the diagnosis of 'Mrs. Damon'.

Author: 
Dr Henry Macnaughton Jones (d.1918), Irish consulting surgeon and writer; Professor of Midwifery, Queen's College, Cork; President of the British Gynaecological Society
Dr Henry Macnaughton Jones
Publication details: 
Undated; on letterhead of 141 Harley Street, Cavendish Square, London.
£56.00
Dr Henry Macnaughton Jones

12mo, 2 pp. Twenty-six lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Having examined Mrs Damon in her bed, he now finds her 'up & down stairs', and requests Coffin to 'kindly give her a look up & control her & force her to be an invalid for a few days'. Ends with the news that his wife is 'still most seriously & dangerously ill'. For some of Jones's many achievements see his entry in Who Was Who, and also his obituary, British Medical Journal, 4 May 1918, pp.521–522

[Printed book.] Rules and Catalogue of Books of the North Eastern Railway (Northern Division) Literary Institute [Newcastle-upon-Tyne].

Author: 
[North Eastern Railway (Northern Division) Literary Institute, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Thomas Elliot Harrison (1808-1888), civil engineer, designer of the Jarrow and Hartlepool Docks; lending libraries]
Rules and Catalogue of Books of the North Eastern Railway
Publication details: 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed by Michael Benson, No. 57, Side. 1870.
£350.00
Rules and Catalogue of Books of the North Eastern Railway

12mo, 10 + 67 pp. In original purple morroco binding, with 'PRESENTED TO | T. E. HARRISON, ESQ., | VICE-PRESIDENT.' stamped on the front cover in gilt. A tight copy, in fair condition, on aged paper, with front endpapers sprung, and in a worn binding. Vignette woodcut on title-page, showing man working beside track as locomotive goes past.

Printed application by Robert Milne for post of assistant surgeon at London Hospital, with testimonials from Frederic Eve, T. H. Openshaw, Percy Furnivall, A. B. Roxburgh, Francis Warner, Arthur H. N. Lewers, Bertrand Dawson, and two others.

Author: 
Dr Robert Milne (1881-1949), consulting surgeon to the London Hospital [Frederic Eve, T. H. Openshaw, Percy Furnivall, A. B. Roxburgh, Francis Warner, Arthur H. N. Lewers, Bertrand Dawson]
Application by Robert Milne for post of assistant surgeon
Publication details: 
8 July 1910; 31 Finsbury Square, E.C.
£80.00
Application by Robert Milne for post of assistant surgeon

4to, 10 pp. On one side each of ten leaves, attached to one another with a pin. Texts clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with light rust staining to the first leaf, which carries Milne's printed covering letter. The other nine leaves carry a testimonial letter each (the last two being by Henry Russell Andrews and Hubert M. Turnbull), all couched in glowing terms. Eve describes Milne as 'one of the best House-Surgeons I have ever had', and Bertrand Dawson states that his 'record is one of brilliant success'.

Autograph Letter Signed "Wm. Fergusson", Scottish surgeon, to "A[rthur] Wyatt", consultant at St Bartholomew's prob..

Author: 
William Fergusson, Scottish surgeon
William Fergusson, Scottish surgeon
Publication details: 
16 George Street, Hanover Square, 1 Jan. 1859.
£65.00
William Fergusson, Scottish surgeon

2.5pp., 12mo, bifolium (loss of presumed blank part of second leaf), one or two marks, mainly good. He has been consulted by Wyatt's patient, H.E. Webb, andf thought it would be best to write to him.

[Printed pamphlet.] Mémoire Descriptif d'un Brevet d'Invention pour une Machine Volante dénommé Avion Militaire de Grand Combat Vitanval en faveur de M. Leon Louis Laforge Prince Laforge de Vitanval. Second Partie. Traduit de l'Espagnol.

Author: 
Leon Louis Laforge, self-styled 'Prince Laforge de Vitanval' and 'Grand Master of the Knights of Saint Leon' [aeronautics; flying machines; airplanes; aviation; inventions]
Publication details: 
['Au Ministerio de Fomento a Madrid. Le 25 Mai 1916 sous le No. 62.342'.] Madrid: Artes Gráficas "Mateu". Paseo del Prado, 34. 1916.
£125.00

4to, 22 pp. In original green printed wraps. Frontispiece photograph on art paper, inscribed in bottom right-hand corner 'A M. Maggs Bros booksellers | Souvenir de la guerre | Pce. Laforge de Vitanval | Madrid 12 Aout 16'. Text clear and complete. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. No diagrams. The invention is described as 'un Aéro-frein ou frein automatique pour aéroplanes et toutes espèce de machines volantes, empêchant le capotement des appareils, en cas d'accident ou d'arrêt subit du moteur'.

Autograph Letter Signed Alexr Nasmyth, Surgeon-Dentist to an unnamed correspondent about his being accused of plagiarism.

Author: 
Alexander Nasmyth, Surgeon-Dentist to Prince Albert.
Autograph Letter Signed Alexr Nasmyth, Surgeon-Dentist
Publication details: 
13 A George St, Han[over] Sq[uar]e, [London], 20 Aug. 184[5?].
£125.00
Autograph Letter Signed Alexr Nasmyth, Surgeon-Dentist

Two pages, 4to, in paper frame, faintly stained but good condition. I suppose you have perused by this time [Richard] Owen's remarks about what he calls my plagiarism of [Schwann?]. I really will take it very kind of you and Mr Irvine can continue to free me from participation in the [?] of the mistake which has given such a handle to him, and of which you know I had nothing to do.

[Pamphlet] On the Scarcity of Home Grown Fruits in Great Britain with Remedial Suggestions. In a Letter to Joseph Mayer

Author: 
Charles Roach Smith
On the Scarcity of Home Grown Fruits in Great Britain
Publication details: 
Liverpool: T. Brakell, Printer, Cook Street, 1863
£85.00
On the Scarcity of Home Grown Fruits in Great Britain

14pp, 8vo, wraps, trace signs of having been bound in another volume, some marking (mainly back wrap, mainly good.

Collection of nineteen manuscript and printed documents, including accounts, relating to the Liverpool Apothecaries Company, and to the resignation of John Abraham, head of its Dispensing Department from 1838 to 1843.

Author: 
John Abraham (1813-1881), head of the Dispensing Department of the Liverpool Apothecaries Company, 1838-1845, and latterly of Clay & Abraham, pharmaceutical chemists
Liverpool Apothecaries Company
Publication details: 
Liverpool and London, between 1838 and 1843.
£800.00
Liverpool Apothecaries Company

The Liverpool Apothecaries Company was founded in 1836 with a capital of £100,000, its premises comprising a warehouse, chemical and pharmaceutical laboratories, and a retail shop in Seel Street. John Abraham ran the dispensing department from 1838 until his resignation in 1843, going on in 1845 to found, as junior partner, the pharmaceutical chemists Clay & Abraham.

[Printed prospectus.] The General Apothecaries' Company, (Limited.) Capital, £10,000., with Power to Increase to £100,000., in shares of £10. each.

Author: 
[The General Apothecaries' Company, (Limited.)]
The General Apothecaries' Company
Publication details: 
Office, Laboratories, and Central Wholesale and Retail Depot, 49, Berners Street, Oxford Street, London. 1856.
£280.00
The General Apothecaries' Company

Folio, 3 pp. Bifolium. Text clear and complete. On aged and creased paper. Giving a list of the Company's officers, including the six directors. Incorporated in 1856, and wound up by liquidators in 1861. Setting out the Company's aims and purposes, beginning 'This Company has been established to meet the urgent public demand for pure Drugs and Chemicals, and for Medicines prepared by the aid of the present advanced state of science.' Containing a long quotation from The Times regarding 'the evils arising from the prevalence of adulteration of Drugs and Chemicals employed in Medicine'.

[Printed handbill.] Programme of the Soirée at the Royal Institution, Colquitt-street, top of Bold-street, [...] On Thursday, the 22nd of April, 1852. Joseph Brooks Yates, Esq., F.S.A., M.R.G.S., F.P.S., President.

Author: 
David P. Thomson, M.D., &c., Hon. Secretary to the Executive Committee [Liverpool Royal Institution]
Programme of the Soirée at the Royal Institution
Publication details: 
Dated 'Liverpool, April, 1852.'
£225.00
Programme of the Soirée at the Royal Institution

4to, 1 p. Dimensions 20.5 x 25 cm. 42 lines of text, in a variety of point sizes. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper. A varied bill, more entertainment than instruction, beginning 'The Museum will be thrown open at six o'clock', with references to 'the electric light', 'the large Bird-room [...] Mr. State, the Patentee', 'Mr Hobbs [...] his celebrated lock', 'a Welsh Harper', 'Mr. J. Hallett Sheppard [...] on the Grand Piano-forte', 'Mr. Henry Haydn Rogers, Pupil of Chopin', 'Miss Glyn [...] will read Macbeth.', 'Mr. Waldie, F.C.S.', 'Mr.

Notes et Notices sur l'Expédition scientifique des Anglais au pic de Ténériffe, en 1856. Sur l'Origine des Espèces [i.e. Darwin's 'Origin of Species']. Sur Toulon, port de mer. Sur l'Ouvrage de Miss Nightingale, intitulé: Notes on Nursing. [...]

Author: 
J.-P.-A. Madden [Jean-Patrice-Auguste Madden (1808-1889)] [Florence Nightingale; Charles Darwin]
Notes et Notices sur l'Expédition scientifique des Anglais au pic de Ténériffe
Publication details: 
Versailles: Imprimérie de E. Aubert, 6, Avenue de Sceaux. 1864.
£285.00
Notes et Notices sur l'Expédition scientifique des Anglais au pic de Ténériffe

12mo, [iv] + 52 + [i], the last page carrying an erratum. Unopened. In original grey printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with wear to wraps (particularly spine) and dog-eared front wrap. Bound in at the end is a separate seven-page pamphlet with a title-page which simply reads 'Toulon Port de Guerre par J. P.A. Madden.' The printer of this seven-page item is Imprimérie Cerf at Versailles.

The Scale of Medicines with which Merchant Vessels are to be furnished ...With Directions for their Use [title continued below]

Author: 
Charles M'Arthur, M.D., Surgeon, Royal Navy.
The Scale of Medicines with which Merchant Vessels are to be furnished
Publication details: 
London, Wm. S. Orr and Co., Paternoster Row, 1894.
£65.00
The Scale of Medicines with which Merchant Vessels are to be furnished

[Title continued] "...Observations on some of the accidents and diseases to which seamen are more peculiarly liable; and directions for preserving the health and promoting the comfort of merchant seamen." Second edition, Title, pp.[1]-76[8=advts], 8vo, original purple cloth gt, corners rubbed, hinge strain, som foxing, mainly fair-good.

[Pamphlet] Lecture on the Aetiology of Constitutional Diseases of the Eye

Author: 
John Tweedy, FRCS, Hunterian orator.
 Lecture on the Aetiology of Constitutional Diseases of the Eye
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., 1887.
£56.00
 Lecture on the Aetiology of Constitutional Diseases of the Eye

Reprinted from The Lancet of Jan. 8, 1887, 11pp., 12mo, original grey/brown wraps, frayed and edges sunned, INSCRIBED With the Author's kind regards

Autograph Letter Signed, J. Robertson, vicar, to Ebenezer Foster, banker, Cambridge, chatty about Adam Sedgwick and other aspects of Cambridge intellectual life.

Author: 
J. Robertson [James Robertson, MA, Vicar in Wellingborough, sometime member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science]
ALS, J. Robertson, vicar, to Ebenezer Foster, banker, Cambridge
Publication details: 
Wellingborough, 14 Feb 1834.
£180.00
ALS, J. Robertson, vicar, to Ebenezer Foster, banker, Cambridge

Four pages, 4to, fold marks, closed tear, mainly good. He's taking advantage of a trip by one of his parishioners to deliver a letter thanking in fulsome and inventive terms Mrs Foster for sending Professor Sedgwick's Discourse. He says of it, Of the talent and temper of the orator only one opinion can be formed. For the Studies of the University [A Discourse on the Studies of the University] he is not responsible, but for his representation of them the University owes him thanks.

Four items, including blueprint and papers, regarding the 'Campbell Capacitance Bridge' of Albert Campbell of the British National Physical Laboratory, Teddington. With Autograph Postcard Signed ('A.C.') from Campbell to Prof. R. H. Jones.

Author: 
Albert Campbell (1862-1954), Irish physicist, one of the circle of Sir Richard Glazebrook at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington [Cambridge Instrument Company]
Albert Campbell (1862-1954), Irish physicist
Publication details: 
Dating from 1926 and 1927. Blueprint and description on paper of the Cambridge Instrument Company, Limited, London and Cambridge.
£280.00
Albert Campbell (1862-1954), Irish physicist

All items with texts clear and complete. The collection fair, on aged paper. ITEM ONE: Postcard, 6 April 1927; Culmora, Girton Rd, Cambs. Nine lines. The equation is not exact, but is probably 'a close enough approximation'. He has 'mislaid the working out, but probably made a slip in it.' ITEM TWO: Mimeographed typescript (4to, 3 pp), headed 'Campbell Capacitance Bridge'. On three letterheads of the Cambridge Instrument Company. Begins 'This Capacitance Bridge has been designed by Mr.

The Rules and Constitutions for Governing and Managing the Maiden-Hospital, founded by the Company of Merchants, and Mary Erskine, in Anno 1695.

Author: 
[The Maiden Hospital; the Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh; the Mary Erskine School; the Merchant Maiden Hospital; Robert Fleming and Company]
The Rules and Constitutions for Governing and Managing the Maiden-Hospital
Publication details: 
Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Fleming and Company, 1731.
£125.00
The Rules and Constitutions for Governing and Managing the Maiden-Hospital

12mo, xi + [vi] + 46 pp. Stitched as issued, in original marbled-paper wraps. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The title leaf is followed by a nine-page preface, taking the pagination to p.xi. The page following p.xi (on the verso of the leaf) is blank, and this is followed by three unpaginated leaves carrying a six-page 'Act of Parliament in Favours [sic] of the Maiden Hospital, Founded by the Company of Merchants and Mary Erskine.' This 'Act', which precedes the 46 pages of the 'Rules and Constitutions', would not appear to be present in all copies.

[Offprint] Tehran Water Supply: Raw-Water Collection and Distribution System

Author: 
Gholam Ali Meykadeh, Robert Louis Fitt, Thomas James Boddington
Publication details: 
The Institution of Civil Engineers, London, 1958.
£28.00

Excerpt Proc. Instn Civ. Ehgrs, vol.II, pp.467-486, December 1958. Original green printed wraps, sewn as issued, very good condition.

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