London: Johannis Clarke, 1742. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. IN LATIN. Frank Nicholls (1699 - 1778) lectured at Oxford on rarely taught minute anatomy including the structure of blood vessles. This is a later edition in a modern binding. The first was issued in 1738. It includes a summary of anatomy, physiology, morbid anatomy, pharmacology, and midwifery. Bound in brown cloth backed green paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor scuffing to boards. Large open tear to title page along with a few small holes. Illustrated with six plates out of seven. Plate 3 is missing. The first three pages and the last page of this book are soiled, though the text remains bright and legible. There are two dark colored stains on the last page which have bled through to several previous pages. The stains are fairly dark, but the text remains legible on all pages. The remainder of the interior is foxed rather consistently, but the foxing is very light in color. Tight binding. MED/051005. Very Good.
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Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, (1971). Softcover. Very good in blue and white illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front and spine panels. Minor yellowing, rubbing, and creasing to wrappers and laminate on wrappers is peeling off. Light highlighting on several pages. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 115 pages. MED/092117. Very Good.
Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1971. Softcover. Very good in orange and white illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front and spine panels. Minor yellowing, rubbing, and creasing to wrappers and minor fading to spine. Highlighting on several pages and underlining on one page. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 115 pages. MED/092117. Very Good.
New York and London: Plenum Press, 1980. Hardcover. Belonged to microbiologist Daniel Nathans and is signed by him. Very good+ black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations and diagrams throughout. In black dust jacket with white title to spine panel. Minor edgewear to dust jacket includes minor creasing and chipping. Index, 620 pages. Medical. MED/9192. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Medicine in association with The Johns Hopkins University Press, (2012). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 4to. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver title to front and spine panels. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Author's inscription to title page. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Index, 405 pages. BALT/112019. Fine / Fine.
Basel: S. Karger, 1952. Hardcover. Very good very thick 8vo., blue cloth boards w/faded spine, gilt titling. Interior bright and clean w/no foxing. Binding nice and tight except for crack between title page and subsequent page. Polyglot text in English, French, and German. Many diagrams, charts, graphs, etc. 1143 pp. Medicine. MED/5023. Very Good.
Glendale, CA: The Harrower Laboratory, 1920. Second Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Light brown cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Minor browning to spine panel. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's writing to top corner of front paste down. Thin open tear to top edge of half title page. Author's inscription to half title page reads "With the author's compliments + all good wishes for your success with organotherapy." Text is clean and bright. Index, 268. MED/091817. Very Good.
New York: William Wood & Co., 1929. Hardcover. Two volumes in one, thick octavo. Very good in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Slight browning and rubbing to spine. With signature of psychiatrist Andrew J.E. Akelaitis to front free endpaper and pencil notation to rear pastedown. 390 pages & 366 pages, with 8 full-page plates. MED/071312. Very Good.
Paris: Goujon fils, An X, . Hardcover. First Edition of this famous work. Jean Itard (1774-1838) was a French doctor who was known as an educator of deaf-mutes. He tried to test his educational theories in the celebrated case of Victor - The Wild Boy - of Aveyron. The boy was found in the woods in a feral state and was believed to have lived there for years. Itard worked to make the boy “normal,” but failed. In this first report Itard was optimistic about the feral child’s prospects for language acquisition and socialization. In his 1807 second report his conclusions were much more pessimistic, as even after a number of years of intensive education the boy had been unable to learn to speak. Itard’s methods, described in his two reports, were based upon the philosopher Condillac’s analytical approach to the acquisition of knowledge, which had been used with success in the teaching of deaf-mutes. However, Itard created a new system of pedagogy in adapting this approach to the needs of this extraordinary boy. [Haskell Norman Catalog 1144]. A small octavo bound in modern marbled brown paper covered boards with gilt-stamped spine. Lacking the frontispiece portrait of the “Wild Boy” and trimmed a bit closely at the top margin, otherwise very good with minor foxing. With two minor early corrections to pages 45-46 and an early marginal ink comment to page 7. Signed as usual by Itard and Goujon on the verso of the title page to prevent piracy. 100 pages. Very Good.
Hoeber-Harper Book, 1959. Hardcover. Includes 360 sharp, clear radiographs. Bound in grey cloth boards with black title to spine panel. In very good grey illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in black. Wear to edges of jacket including several closed tears. Clean. 188 pages. MED/031816. Very Good / Very Good.
München: Druck und Verlag Carl Kuhn, 1910. Paperback. Facsimile reprint of the first known edition of this book on obstetrics from 1500. Bound in brown paper wrappers with black title to edge of spine. Covers and spine are browned and chipped. Browning to end papers. Several signatures are loose. Approximately 50 pages. GER/022099. Very Good.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1949. Hardcover. First edition. Includes 94 in-text figures by Richard Kroth. Very good in blue pebbled cloth with gilt title to spine. Text clean but for dampstain to fore-edge. Laid in is a publisher's invoice for this book to neurologist Lester Mount. 309 pages index & bibliography. MED/071312. Very Good.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Viewpoint Editions, 2015. Number 2 of 10 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. This handsome and intriguing work is from well-known artist Dorothy "Dot" Krause. In her artist's statement she describes her work: "My work includes large scale mixed media pieces, artist books and book-like objects that bridge between these two forms. It embeds archetypal symbols and fragments of image and text in multiple layers of texture and meaning. It combines the humblest of materials, plaster, tar, wax and pigment, with the latest in technology to evoke the past and herald the future. My art-making is an integrated mode of inquiry that links concept and media in an ongoing dialogue - a visible means of exploring meaning. " "PreScribe" exemplifies her artistic philosophy. This work perhaps offers a statement on the medical and pharmaceutical professions and also the impact of opioid drugs in our current society. As Dot states on the title page, Prescribe "is from the Latin prae +scribere to write previously, to recommend, advise, authorize or order the use of a drug or other remedy." In this portfolio, images are printed on pages from a prescription ledger kept by a pharmacy in the late 1800’s and housed in a black paper over boards box covered with prescription images and lined with red handmade paper. The imagery is taken from work that was produced during an Artist-in-Residency at Harvard’s Countway Library, one of the world’s leading collections of medical history. Photographs of their anatomical specimens, medical artifacts, rare books and manuscripts are incorporated. The processes include prints onto the ledger pages using Pronto, Toray and Solar intaglio and planographic plates and Gocco screens. The title page, introduction and colophon are letterpress printed on Rives BFK tan. The font used for the title is “Ambulance Shotgun” by Guillaume Seguin. Completed at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, Florida. The book measures 11.5 x 17.25 inches and is housed in a box 12 x 18” inches. 9 pages + title/introduction and colophon. In fine condition. Fine.
Baltimore: John D. Lucas Company, (1942). Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE EDITOR. 12mo. Blue leatherette covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Ex libris with call number to foot of spine and to front board and stamp to front free end page. Remnants of book plate to front paste down. This book belonged to renouned biologist Eduard Uhlenhuth with an inscription to him from the editor on the front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 253 pages. MED/031319. Very Good.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. Hardcover. First edition. Illustrated. Very good in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper covered boards. Leather title and volume labels to spines of both volumes. Wear to edges of volumes including pulls to leather, minor bumping to corners, and chipping to marbled paper. Spot of soiling to top front corner of volume two. There is a one inch split to the bottom of the front edge of volume one. Bookplate of Edward Hamilton to front pastedown of volume one. Minor toning to margins and occasional finger smudge marks, but clean and bright overall. Short closed tears to edges of a few pages. An attractive set despite noted wear. Volume I has 455 pages and Volume II has 485 pages plus ads. Medicine. MED/013119 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1915. Hardcover. Very good in vellum backed blue paper-covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Minor soiling and rubbing to exterior and one small chip to head of spine. Both interior hinges are starting though binding remains tight. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 261 pages. With an introduction by Sir William Osler, and a preface by Francis R. Packard. Story of the gold-headed cane carried successively by English physicians Radcliffe, Mead, Askew, Pitcairn and Baillie, and donated by Dr. Baillie's widow, around 1825, to the Royal College of Physicians, where it is displayed. Medicine. MED6/12120. Very Good.
Barcelona: Printed at The Folio Club for Sandra March, 2014. Hardcover. Number 83 of 100 copies signed and numbered by Sandra March. Text in Spanish, Catalan, and English. March is a talented young book and installation artist. With this work she draws a metaphorical, graphic, and auditory journey captured by words, illustrations, and sound. Thus the contents comprise the book, two posters, and a CD. She writes that this project has a scientific basis with a therapeutic and artistic impulse, starting on a subconscious level after losing both her sister and her father from heart diseases. The journey goes from a symbolic loss of the heart until its restoration, through a tour of the beautiful and varied morphology of the cardiac systems of thirty-one different animals and the sounds of their heartbeats. The heartbeat sounds are from a jellyfish, starfish, black widow spider, giant tortoise, Nile crocodile, frog, parakeet, and human being among many others There were a number of contributors to this project, including the biologist Francesc Uribe Porta, sound engineer Vicente Rosati, and illustrator Raquel Bullon. Bound in a white cardboard CD case, with posters attached to the back cover by a pink elastic band and CD held on the middle fold of the case. In fine condition. 58 pages. PRI/042715. Fine.
Barcelona: Printed at The Private Space for Sandra March, 2012. One of 100 copies. This collection of booklets is the catalogue for Projecte Antomica, an inventive and thought-provoking project by Spanish book and installation artist, Sandra March. The booklets feature images of chastity belts, anatomical drawings of figures in enticing positions, altered historical paintings to depict dissections of breasts, and much more. One collage of nude self-portraits bears the slogan "My body is your battleground." This is a disturbing but fascinating project. March describes it as a "work that operates somewhere between the old and the new, plays with the imagination, and uses irony to discuss the excessive aestheticism of the current era,demystifying it. It consists of different parts organized around two themes, the representation of the human body and anatomy. The project and the book consist of eight pieces that are numbered and correlated. They allow the project to be considered as a whole or as independent parts. Various media were used in this project, including drawings, computer graphics, photography, and sculpture. The catalogue also includes two additional booklets - the prologue and the documentation. The latter has a bibliography and a physical description of each part of the catalogue. Text is in Spanish, Catalan, and English. In fine condition. The ten booklets are housed in a brown paper envelope that in turn is in a tulle bag. Each piece is 8 x 11 inches. Unpaginated. PRI/120414. Fine.
Chicago: Surgical Publishing Company of Chicago, 1926. Hardcover. 4to. Thick dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Bump to front bottom corner, minor rubbing to hinges, edges and spine. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean, tight and bright. Filled with illustrations throughout. 860 pages. Medicine. MED/5103. This is a heavy book and may require extra shipping. Very Good.