Science, Medicine and Technology

A Claim for the Scientific Study of Iatreusis, or Applied Therapeutics. An Inaugural Address [as President of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh].

Author: 
Dyce Duckworth [President of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh]
Publication details: 
Edinburgh: Maclachlan and Stewart, South Bridge. Liverpool: Adam Holden. 1862. [Printed by Neill and Company, Edinburgh.]
£95.00

12mo: ii + 26 pp. Disbound. Inscribed, at head of title-page, 'To the University Library. | From the Author.' Fair, on aged paper, with a little foxing to first few leaves, and light damp-staining at head. P.15: 'We are, then, to understand by iatreusis, the exercise, by the physician, of the healing art. [...] The duties devolving upon the physician in treating a case of disease are twofold. First, he has to institute a diagnosis, and having done so, he has, secondly, to practise his share of therapeutics in treating the case according to the view he has taken of it.

Printed 'WARRANT. | To the Agent for FOREIGN CORPS.', filled in for payment to Ripking, and signed by Palmerston.

Author: 
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), British Prime Minister [as Secretary at War]
Publication details: 
28 January 1813; War Office, London.
£100.00

Printed on one side of a piece of paper, 23.5 x 17.5 cm. In fair condition, on aged paper. Laid down on a gilt-edged leaf from an autograph album, 24 x 18.5 cm. Firm, bold signature ('Palmerston'), 6 cm long, in bottom right-hand corner. Authorising the payment of £24 15s 9d to 'Mr. George Ripking, Assistant Surgeon of the Third Regiment of Hussars of The King's German Legion [...] being the approved Balance due to him for the Contingent Hospital Expenses of the said Corps, from the 21st. June to the 24th. December 1812, both days inclusive'.

Manuscript Report to the Secretary General of the Hospitals and Hospices of Paris, by a commission investigating the medicinal qualities of the cahinca root. In Parent de Chatelet's hand and signed by him and the other four members of the commission.

Author: 
Alexandre Jean Baptiste Parent du Châtelet (1790-1836); Philibert Guéneau de Mussy (1776-1854); Pierre-Barthélémy Portal d'Albarèdes (1765-1845), Baron Portal; Auguste François Chomel (1788-1858)
Publication details: 
[Paris. Seance of 29 April 1830.]
£450.00

Foolscap (leaf dimensions 42 x 26.5 cm), 1 p. Clear and complete. On the recto of the first leaf of a bifolium. Both leaves with the small neat ownership stamp of the 'Collections Louis Leguay, à Paris [series A, number 382]'. Good, on lightly-aged watermarked laid paper. Written in French. Addressed 'A Monsieur le Secretaire general des hopitaux et hospices de Paris'.

Two Autograph Letters, one "Anonymous" the other signed, to the Bovey Coal Pottery Company

Author: 
Joseph Cottle, bookseller and publisher (of "Lyrical Ballads", etc)
Publication details: 
Bristol and Fairfield House near Bristol, 1850 and 20 Dec. 1850.
£250.00

One page and two pages, both 8vo, bifolia, some staining but text clear and complete. In the first letter to which (as he explains in the second letter) he didn't add his name, he says that he visited "your Bovey Coal Pits" as a geologist (!), made observations and concluded that it was a "real Coal district, the current coal mined [an internet site informs me of poor quality] being of a "comparatively recent formation". Real coal was produced in an earlier period.

Visitors' Book

Author: 
[Institute of Child Psychology]
Publication details: 
1946-1978
£450.00

Obl. 4to, c.235 x 185mm, cherry leather binding, gt. "Visitors Book // Institute of Child Psychology"), dec. eps,good condition, c.92pp. used (others blank), c.1200 signatures with addresses of child psychologists, clinic and university doctors and other interested parties from around the world (France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Pakistan, India, etc), presumably ranging from the distinguished to the humble toiler in the field. Among the signatories are Serge Lebovici, Tina Keller, Therese Merzbach, E.

ALS to "Dr Rost", orientalist

Author: 
Dr James Burgess
Publication details: 
17/10/84
£100.00

Archaeological surveyor of India. 2pp., 8vo. He discusses the personnel of the Survey, the senior position to be filled, and what he would do if he were in charge. (He was Director General from 1886 to 1889.)

Autograph Letter Signed ('A Bain') to G. H. Huntly.

Author: 
Alexander Bain (1818-1903), Scottish psychologist, philosopher and educationalist
Publication details: 
27 April 1874; Aberdeen.
£120.00

12mo, 2 pp. Seventeen lines of text. Clear and complete. Bifolium. Fair, on aged and slightly-grubby paper. He has 'no recollection' of 'a work published in Edinburgh in 1843, on Mind viewed as a part of Physiology'. 'Perhaps if I saw it, I might certify it as I [sic] work that I formerly knew. Few works of that nature have escaped my notice within the last thirty years.' The work referred to by Huntly would appear to be John J. Waterston's 'Thoughts on the mental functions. Being an attempt to treat metaphysics as a branch of the physiology of the nervous system' (Edinburgh, 1843).

Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society [featuring 'Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the Islands of Mysol, Ceram, Waigiou, Bouru, and Timor. By Frederick Smith [...] Communicated by W. W. Saunders [...]']

Author: 
Alfred Russel Wallace; Frederick Smith; William Wilson Saunders (1809-1879); Arthur Adams; G. Mann; Sir W. J. Hooker; Thomas Anderson; M. J. Berkeley, contributors [Linnean Society]
Publication details: 
London: Sold at the Society's Apartments, Burlington House; and by Longman, Green, Longmans and Roberts, and Williams and Norgate. 1863.
£125.00

8vo: 56 pp. In original blue printed wraps. Unopened. Good, on lightly-aged paper, in creased and slightly-chipped wraps. The title of Smith's catalogue of Wallace's collection ('Read Jan. 15, 1863') ends '[...] By Frederick Smith, Assistant in the Zoological Department, British Museum. Communicated by W. W. Saunders, Esq., F.R.S. & L.S.' It runs from p.6 to p.48. Detailed catalogue preceded by brief note by Smith. Smith's 'Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects' had appeared in 7 parts between 1853 and 1859.

Manuscript indenture: 'Deed of Trust in relation to the foundation of a Chair of Physical Chemistry in the University'. Signed by Badock, Cook and Rafter, and bearing the University of Bristol seal.

Author: 
William Hesketh Lever (1851-1925), 1st Viscount Leverhulme; the University of Bristol [Sir Stanley H. Badock, Pro-Chancellor; Ernest H. Cook, Lecturer; James Rafter, Registrar]
Publication details: 
17/11/19
£95.00

2 pp, on first leaf of bifolium of thick cream paper, dimensions roughly 40.5 x 26.5 cm. Ruled with red lines. Docketed on reverse of second leaf. Text clear and complete. In good condition, though grubby. Leverhulme ('the Settlor') is 'desirous of assisting in the foundation of a Chair of Physical Chemistry in the University', and has ('with the approbation of the Council of the University') 'transferred Five Thousand "B" Twenty per centum Cumulative Preferred Ordinary Shares of One pound each fully paid in Lever Brothers Limited into the name of the University'.

Miscellaneous collection of drafts and notes, in manuscript and typescript, including short articles of reminiscences of his teachers and medical acquaintances.

Author: 
Nehemiah Asherson (1897-1989), English otorhinolaryngologist and Librarian of the Medical Society of London
Publication details: 
[Written between the 1960s and the 1980s?]
£180.00

Around 100 loose, disordered leaves, mostly A4, with autograph notes or typescript on one side only. In good condition. Includes jumbled sections of a monograph (unpublished?) on Sir William Macewen. Also a few notes on Morell Mackenzie, and complete short articles containing reminiscences of teachers and medical acquaintances, including Charles Coley Choyce, Hamilton Bailey, Girling Ball, Cuthbert Wallace. With Asherson's card, noting his 'Change of Address from 24th December, 1945' to 21 Harley Street.

On new tables of the moon's parallax, to be substituted for those of Burckhardt.

Author: 
John Couch Adams
Publication details: 
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode. Without date, but docketed in pencil as an offprint 'From Nautical Almanac 1856'.
£105.00

English astronomer (1819-92) whose mathematical prediction of the existence of Neptune anticipated Le Verrier's discovery of that planet. Octavo. Unbound. Ten leaves and one blank. Paginated [35]-53. Very good. Five pages of text (35-9), four tables (pp.40-3) and a set of 'Tables containing the corrections to be applied to the values of the moon's equatorial horizontal parallax given in the nautical almanacs 1840-1855, in order to make them agree with those calculated from Mr. Adams' tables.' (pp.46-53). One small closed tear to antepenultimate leaf.

Autograph Signature ('J Arthur Thomson').

Author: 
J. Arthur Thomson [Sir John Arthur Thomson] (1861-1933), Scottish naturalist and author whose writings sought to reconcile science and religion
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£18.00

On slip of paper, roughly 2.5 x 10 cm, cut from a letter for an autograph hunter. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Reads 'Yours sincerely | J Arthur Thomson'.

Autograph Note Signed ('W. Jenner') to 'My dear Mrs. Lennith'.

Author: 
Sir William Jenner (1815-1898), English physician who discovered the distinction between typhus and typhoid
Publication details: 
Friday' (no date); on letterhead of 63 Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, London W.
£35.00

12mo, 1 p. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He writes that he will 'be able to see you at eleven oclock tomorrow[.] I have appointment [sic] for 11.30 & have to leave home soon after 12 -'.

Printed notice on the subject of 'Notification of Infectious Disease by Private Persons', headed 'The Infectious Disease (Notification) Act, 1889. 52 and 53 Vict., c.72.'

Author: 
Richard Brierley, Clerk [The Newton-in-Mackerfield Improvement Commissioners, Warrington, Lancashire; small pox; typhus; typhoid; cholera; infectious disease]
Publication details: 
RICHD. BRIERLEY, Clerk. | Town Hall, | December 3rd, 1889.'
£35.00

Single column (23 x 6 cm) on one side of piece of paper 34 x 21.5 cm. 72 lines of text. Clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged, creased paper. Small closed tear to central horizontal fold. Lists the infectious diseases of which notification is required ('Small Pox, Cholera, Diptheria, Membranous Croup, Erysipelas, Scarlatina, or ScarletFever, and also Typhus, Typhoid, Enteric, Relapsing, Continued, or Puerperal Fever'), and gives the duties of medical practitioners and the penalties for failing to comply.

Catalogues 1, 2, 5 and 16 of the 'Bibliothèque Entomologique'.

Author: 
Ed. André [Édouard François André (1840-1911)], editor [entomology; book catalogues]
Publication details: 
February and September 1883, October 1884 and January 1888. 21, Boulevard Bretonnière, a Beaune (Cote-d'Or)'.
£125.00

All four catalogues are stitched and unbound. All four are 8vo, with nos. 1 and 5 of 32 pp, no. 2 of 64 pp, and no 16 of 40 pp. The last leaf of catalogue 2, carrying advertisements is torn with some loss, otherwise the texts are clear and complete, on aged and spotted paper. Providing valuable bibliographical information, in a specialised scientific field.

Three Typed Letters Signed, one Autograph Letter Signed and six Typed Notes Signed (all 'H. T. Tizard') to G. K. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Academy of Arts.

Author: 
Sir Henry Thomas Tizard (1885-1959), English chemist, inventor and Rector of Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
Publication details: 
Between 22 February 1928 and 16 October 1931. All on letterheads of Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington, London.
£85.00

The ten items in good condition on lightly-aged paper, and with the texts clear and complete. The four letters all bearing the stamp of the Royal Society, and the six notes unstamped. In the first letter he declines to read a paper before the Society. In the second letter (29 October 1929, in autograph) he states that Menzies' 'suggestion that I should become a member of the Royal Society of Arts is put in such a way that I cannot do otherwise than fall in with it!' He is afraid that he 'may disappoint your Council if they think I can fill Sir Thomas Hollands place adequately'.

Observations on the Nature and the Treatment of the Asiatic Cholera.

Author: 
William Stevens [Edward Astbury Turley; George F. Knipe; James M'Millan of Worcester]
Publication details: 
London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 219 Regent Street, and 290, Broadway, New York, U.S. 1853. [London: Printed by Schulze and Co., 13, Poland Street.]
£100.00

8vo, lxxii + 499 pp. In original embossed brown cloth, gilt, with wear to hinges. Binders ticket of Remnant and Edmonds, London. A tight copy, on lightly-aged and foxed paper, in fair binding with wear to hinges. Inscribed at head of title: 'Presented - | To George F. Knipe Esqre. with Dr. Turley's Compts | 1854 -'. (There are references to Turley on pp. vi and 41 of the book. Turley and Knipe were provincial surgeons of relative proximity: Knipe at Stratford-upon-Avon and Turley at Worcester.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Alexr Peddie MD. F.RCP.'). A letter of recommendation [reference] for Speer.

Author: 
Alexander Peddie (1810-1907), of the Minto House Hospital and Dispensary, Edinburgh [Dr Stanhope Templeman Speer]
Publication details: 
1 August 1848; Edinburgh.
£56.00

12mo, 2 pp. 28 lines of text. Clear and complete. Folded into a packet 5 x 6.5 cm. With envelope addressed by Peddie as 'from | the Minto House Hospital | Edinburgh.' Fair, on aged paper with some short closed tears to the folds. Speer has been an assistant at Minto House since the previous 1 May, 'during which period he has witnessed a great amount of medical and surgical practice, has had under his own care a very considerable number of patients [...]'.

Final General Report on Hospital Construction and Management. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's Command.

Author: 
Professor H. B. Allen, M.D. [Sir Harry Brookes Allen (1854-1926)] [Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; medicine, architecture]
Publication details: 
[1891. Victoria.] By Authority: Robert. S. Brain, Government Printer, Melbourne.
£250.00

Folio (34 x 21 cm): 32 pp. With all eighteen foldout plans. Unbound and stapled. Text and plans clear and complete. In fair condition, with slight rust to staples and the last leaf (carrying Plan XVIII) loose. The report is addressed to 'The Honorable the Premier of the Colony of Victoria', and dated 'University of Melbourne, 2nd November, 1891. This is, as Allen sets out his aims in the first paragraph, explaining that he is submitting 'the Third and Final General Report concerning my visit to Great Britain and the Continent of Europe.

Autograph manuscript paper entitled 'Rapport au congrès Scientifique de Douai sur Les coutumes locales du Bailliage d'Amiens considerée comme documents historiques.' Autograph Letter Signed ('Bouthors') to Dinaux.

Author: 
Alexandre Bouthors (1796-1869), Greffier en chef de la Cour royale d'Amiens [Arthur Dinaux (1795-1864)]
Publication details: 
Paper undated [1835]. Letter dated 18 September 1835; Frévent.
£150.00

Paper: 4to, 6 pp. With addendum slip of a third of a page. Text clear and complete. On aged paper and lightly-creased paper. Closely written, with several deletions. This paper held some significance for Bouthors. The 'Bulletins de la Société des antiquaires de Picardie' (1864) quotes an address by him, in which he describes that society as 'la fille de l'association des Congrès scientifiques de France.

Envelope addressed in autograph by Lady Byron to John Ball.

Author: 
Anne Isabella Noel [née Annabella Milbanke], Lady Byron and Baroness Wentworth [George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron]
Publication details: 
Undated.
£38.00

The front of the envelope (dimensions 8.5 x 14.5 cm) cut away. Previously laid down in an autograph album, and with traces of the leaf still adhering to the reverse. On aged and lightly-creased paper. In a firm, neat hand. Reads 'Mr John Ball | 31 Bloomsbury Place'. At the head, in a contemporary hand, 'The writing of Lady Noel Byron, wife of Lord Byron'.

The Dangers and Safeguards of Ethical Science. An Inaugural Lecture delivered in the Clarendon, May 25th, 1836.

Author: 
The Rev. W. Sewell [William Sewell (1804-1874)], M.A. Sub-Rector of Exeter College, and Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Oxford
Publication details: 
Oxford: D. A. Talboys. 1837.
£165.00

8vo: 66 pp. Stitched pamphlet. In original grey printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Tight copy on lightly-aged and foxed paper, with light staining at foot of wraps and first and last few leaves. List of 'Publications by the same Author' on the reverse. Worn inscription at head of title, to 'The Revd Vaughan Thomas | With the Authors best comptss & regards'. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copies on COPAC at Bristol, Lambeth Palace and Oxford.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Péclet'), in French, to 'Monsieur Danjou'.

Author: 
Jean Claude Eugène Péclet (1793-1857), French physicist after whom the 'Péclet number' is named
Publication details: 
Postmarked September 1837.
£56.00

12mo, 1 p. Ten lines of text. Good, on aged paper with slight wear to extremities. In a bifolium, with address and four circular postmarks (two in black and two in blue ink) on verso of second leaf. He is 'a la fin de l'impression d'un ouvrage qui doit être pret pour la rentrée et qui depuis longtemps absorbe tous mes instants'. It is impossible for him to write the requested articles. He is 'tellement fatigué' that he awaits with impatience the end of the printing, so that he can take 'un peu de repos'.

Report on the Metalliferous Lodes of the Wanerenooka and other Mines in the Neighbourhood of Northampton, Victoria District Western Australia. [With printed plan of a 'Portion of Wanerenooka Mining Property', signed and dated by Woodward.]

Author: 
Bernard H. Woodward, F.G.S., Member of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain, &c., &c. [Wanerenooka Mining Company; Western Australian mining]
Publication details: 
With printed date 'Perth, W.A. [Western Australia], 26th February, 1891.' Map dated by Woodward on the same day.
£150.00

The report is printed on three pages of a bifolium with leaf dimensions roughly 30 x 21 cm. In small print. Both text and plan clear and complete. Both plan and map carry the faint 1 cm accession stamp of the Webster Collection, numbered in manuscript 4899. A scarce piece of Australiana, on grubby and stained paper, archivally repaired and tipped-in to cream paper folder. Describes the situation of the townships and mines, whose yields, both on the surface and at depth, he gives.

Autograph Letter Signed ('E. Watkin.') to the Rev. Edward Price.

Author: 
Sir Edward Watkin [Sir Edward William Watkin] (1819-1901) of Northenden, Victorian railway entrepreneur and politician
Publication details: 
31 October 1885; Northenden.
£75.00

12mo, 2 pp. On first leaf of a bifolium. Text clear and complete. On slightly grubby, aged and lightly-creased paper. As they are '[i]n the midst of the Elections, which we shall not finally get rid of till, perhaps, the middle of December', he is 'quite unable' to do as Price wishes. 'I could not condense what ought to be condensed, without a good deal of reference & reading taking time - which is scarcest of articles with me, at the moment'. The subject of recent biographies by J. N. Greaves ('The Last of the Railway Kings', 2008) and D. J.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Roundell Palmer') to Sedgwick, mainly on the subject of the Walton Convalescent Institution.

Author: 
Roundell Palmer (1812-1895), 1st Earl of Selborne, Lord Chancellor [Daniel Sedgwick (1814-1879), hymnologist; Walton Convalescent Institution]
Publication details: 
4 August 1866; 6 Portland Place [London].
£45.00

12mo, 3 pp. Bifolium. Fair, on aged and lightly-creased paper. He would have answered Sedgwick's letter punctually, had he been able to help him. 'But I have not only no notes for the Walton Convalescent Institution of my own available, but I have been (before your application) desirous of obtaining one for a young man known to me personally, and have not (as yet) succeeded in the object.' He hopes to send him 'a letter about hymns in the course of this autumn'. [Palmer edited a selection.]

List of the Annual Volumes of the Ray Society. From their Commencement, in 1844, to December, 1901.

Author: 
The Ray Society [John Ray; natural history]
Publication details: 
[1901?] Printed by Adlard and Son, Bartholomew Close, E.C.; 20, Hanover Square, W. and Dorking.
£28.00

8vo: 16 pp. Stapled pamphlet. Nothing other than the title printed on the first leaf. Text paginated [19] to 31, with publisher's slug on reverse of last leaf. On aged and creased paper, with 6 cm closed tear at central crease of outer bifolium. No copies of this title on COPAC or WorldCat.

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs R<?> Harvey.

Author: 
Robert Harkness (1816-1878), English geologist
Publication details: 
29 January 1869; on letterhead of Queen's College, Cork.
£28.00

12mo, 1 p. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with slight damage to one corner from removal from mounting, small glue stains from which are evident on the reverse. She was prevented from obtaining his autograph 'during the Meeting of the British Association at Norwich', and he is sending it to her now.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Adolphus') concerning the newly-completed St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.

Author: 
Prince Adolphus Frederick (1774-1850), Duke of Cambridge, son of King George III [St Mary's Hospital, Paddington]
Publication details: 
15 March 1850; Cambridge House.
£35.00

12mo, 3 pp. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with a little damage to the four corners of the second leaf caused by removal from mount. Thirty-five lines of text. Clear and complete. He has been afforded 'very great satisfaction' by the announcement that the Hospital 'is now so nearly completed' that it will 'a few weeks hence be delivered into the possession and management of the Governors'. It is a 'new, capacious and very necessary addition to our metropolitan Hospitals'.

Hospital for Consuption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton

Author: 
[Consumption Hospital]
Publication details: 
[Brompton, 6 April 1900]
£25.00

Pamphlet, light green paper, dusted and rusted along edges, mainly good. Unpaginated, [8pp], inc. wraps, 8vo, sewn, wraps have views of the Hospital and the "new" extension [built 1882}. It includes details of patrons and staff, an appeal for funds, "Privileges of Governors and Subscribers", a "Description of the Hospital", a "Form of Bequest", the Appeal in detail.

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