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MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. KEYNES, GEOFFREY. THE PERSONALITY OF WILLIAM HARVEY. By Geoffrey Keynes M.A., M.D. Pembroke College F.R.C.S. Eng., Emeritus Surgeon, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. The Linacre Lecture delivered at St John’s College, Cambridge on 6th May 1949. At The University Press.  1949.
Small 8vo. 5 x 7.75 inches. inches. 48 pp. Illustrated by 8 plates and by facsimile in text. Bound in the original cloth, gilt, with blind stamping, in price clipped dust wrapper with foxing of spine, slight edge wear and chips at head of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
A brief biographical account of Harvey, based around his portraits. Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, medical and literary biographer, and bibliographer, published his study of The Portraiture of William Harvey also in 1949, and later wrote the most complete and definitive biography of Harvey (1966, reissued with corrections, 1978). £20.00 [Stock No. 25076]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. KEYNES, GEOFFREY. THE PORTRAITURE OF WILLIAM HARVEY. THE THOMAS VICARY LECTURE 1948 By Geoffrey Keynes M.A., M.D. Cantab., F.R.C.S. Eng., Emeritus Surgeon, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. With a Catalogue and Reproductions of the Pictures.  The Royal College of Surgeons Lincolns Inn Fields.  1949.
Large 8vo. 7.5 x 9.75 inches. [vi] + 42 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece and by 46 images on 32 tissue-guarded plates.Bound in the original blue cloth, gilt. A little wear to extremities and spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy. 1955 gift inscription on first free endpaper.
Contains reproductions of all portraits of William Harvey known by 1949. Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, medical and literary biographer, and bibliographer, later wrote the most complete and definitive biography of Harvey (1966, reissued with corrections, 1978). £35.00 [Stock No. 25075]

LIMITED EDITION OF EARLY HARVEY MANUSCRIPT. MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. WHITTERIDGE, GWENETH, edited by. DE MOTV LOCALI ANIMALIUM 1627 Edited, translated and introduced by Gwenneth Whitteridge M.A., D.Phil., F.S.A. Archivist of St Bartholomew’s Hospital London. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Published for The Royal College of Physicians At The University Press 1959.
8vo. 7.75 x 10 inches. xii + 163 + [1] pp. Joint text in Latin and English. Illustrated by facsimile from British Library Sloane MS 486, serving as frontispiece. Decorated by College device on title page. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper in blue and red, with a little browning and staining and small edge chips; otherwise a very good copy.
‘While the De Motu Cordis was passing through the press, Harvey was writing down a series of notes for a treatise on the local movement of animals with special attention to the movement of muscle. This treatise was promised in the text of De Motu Cordis. It was probably never put into a final literary form, but these notes which came to light in the British Museum in the middle of the last century and have never before been prescribed make clear the tenor of the projected work...Mrs Whitteridge, who is Archivist of the Hospital where from 1609 to 1629 Harvey was Physician, has transcribed and edited the text. It is faced by an English translation, has full apparatus and notes, and an Introduction.’ (blurb). William Harvey (1578-1657) was born in Folkestone and educated at the King’s School, Canterbury, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the University of Padua, where he was awarded his MD in 1602. He became a licentiate of the College of Physicians in London in 1604 and Charles I appointed him his physician-in-ordinary in 1639. Gweneth Whitteridge (1910-93), archivist at St Bartholomew’s from 1935 and medical historian, was a distinguished Harvey scholar. This work was the first of a series of his unpublished or unavailable writings that she edited and translated. She published a biography, William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood in 1971 and a Bibliography in 1989. £60.00 [Stock No. 25074]

LIMITED EDITION OF EARLY HARVEY MANUSCRIPT. MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. WHITTERIDGE, GWENETH, edited by. DE MOTV LOCALI ANIMALIUM 1627 Edited, translated and introduced by Gwenneth Whitteridge M.A., D.Phil., F.S.A. Archivist of St Bartholomew’s Hospital London. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Published for The Royal College of Physicians At The University Press 1959.
8vo. 7.75 x 10 inches. xii + 163 + [1] pp. Joint text in Latin and English. Illustrated by facsimile from British Library Sloane MS 486, serving as frontispiece. Decorated by College device on title page.Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper in blue and red, with spine and edges browned, some erosion of lower right edge of front and clipped at top front edge; traces of foxing on fore edge but otherwise a very good copy.
‘While the De Motu Cordis was passing through the press, Harvey was writing down a series of notes for a treatise on the local movement of animals with special attention to the movement of muscle. This treatise was promised in the text of De Motu Cordis. It was probably never put into a final literary form, but these notes which came to light in the British Museum in the middle of the last century and have never before been prescribed make clear the tenor of the projected work...Mrs Whitteridge, who is Archivist of the Hospital where from 1609 to 1629 Harvey was Physician, has transcribed and edited the text. It is faced by an English translation, has full apparatus and notes, and an Introduction.’ (blurb). William Harvey (1578-1657) was born in Folkestone and educated at the King’s School, Canterbury, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the University of Padua, where he was awarded his MD in 1602. He became a licentiate of the College of Physicians in London in 1604 and Charles I appointed him his physician-in-ordinary in 1639. Gweneth Whitteridge (1910-93), archivist at St Bartholomew’s from 1935 and medical historian, was a distinguished Harvey scholar. This work was the first of a series of his unpublished or unavailable writings that she edited and translated. She published a biography, William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood in 1971 and a Bibliography in 1989. £60.00 [Stock No. 25073]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. NEW LIGHT ON WILLIAM HARVEY.  S. Karger. 1976.
8vo. 6.5 x 9 inches. [x] + 189 pp. Illustrated by 8 text figures. In stiff card pictorial wrappers. Spine sunned and pencil ownership inscription on first free endpaper; otherwise a very good copy.
This title includes a study as to how and when Harvey arrived at his theory of the circulation of the blood. It examines the influence of Aristotle and ‘medieval revisionism,’ and includes fourteen appendices, analysing the role of his predecessors and immediate followers: ‘In short, the two primary burdens of this work are to evaluate Harvey’s biological speculations and to treat the body of his work as an organic whole.’ Walter Pagel (1898-1983) was made a Professor at the University of Heidelberg in 1931, but fled to England , where he worked as a pathologist, in 1933, becoming a medical historian in his retirement. £35.00 [Stock No. 25072]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. FRENCH, ROGER. WILLIAM HARVEY'S NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.  Cambridge University Press.  1994.
Large 8vo. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. xii + 393 pp. Illustrated by 30 text figures. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. Slight dent at lower edge of front board, but otherwise a fine copy. Pencil ownership inscription on first free endpaper and a few pencil margin notes.
A study of William Harvey’s natural philosophy, a theocentric view of the world that he had put together during his education at Cambridge and Padua. The book reports extensively on those who wrote both for and against him. Harvey’s contribution to the seventeenth century revolution in scientific knowledge was experiment. The author, Roger Kenneth French (1938-2002), medical historian,(who also wrote on the history of cider) was Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Cambridge. £30.00 [Stock No. 25070]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. KEELE, KENNETH D. WILLIAM HARVEY The man, the physician, and the scientist. By Kenneth D. Keele M.D., F.R.C.P. (British Men of Science). Nelson 1965.
8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. xi + [i] + 244 pp. Illustrated by 18 plates and by 9 text figures. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
Biography of William Harvey, emphasising his achievements as a physician and scientist, by Dr. David Kenneth Keele (1909-87), specialist in the study of the heart and a medical historian. £20.00 [Stock No. 25069]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. WRIGHT, THOMAS. CIRCULATION. WILLIAM HARVEY'S REVOLUTIONARY IDEA.  Chatto and Windus. 2012.
8vo. 6.25 x 8.75 inches. xix + [i] + 246 pp. Illustrated throughout text in black and white. Decorated by half title and essay chapter heading vignettes. Bound in original black cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy in mint condition.
This recent biography of William Harvey, shows how he drew inspiration not only from his own dissections and vivisections, but also from the world around him. and from the historical characters he encountered. It goes on to demonstrate the impact of the revolutionary nature of Harvey’s circulation theory and how it was received in his own lifetime. £20.00 [Stock No. 25068]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. ANATOMICAL EXERCITATIONS, CONCERNING THE GENERATION OF LIVING CREATURES: To which are added Particular Discourses of Births, and of Conceptions, etc. By William Harvey, Doctor of Physic, and Professor of Anatomy, and Chirurgery, in the Colledge of Physicians of London. This special edition of Anatomical Exercitations, Concerning the Generation of Living Creatures By William Harvey has been privately printed for the members of The Classics of Medicine Library.  The Classics of Medicine Library Division of Gryphon Editions 333 East 38th Street. Original imprint: London, Printed by James Young, for Octavian Pulleyn, and are to be sold at his Shop at the Sign of the Rose in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1653. 1991.
8vo. 5 x 7.25 inches. [4] + [46] + 556 + [2] pp. Pagination of original irregular at end. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in black pigskin, boards decorated with gilt panels; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy.
A handsome facsimile of the first English edition of William Harvey’s second great work (after de Motu Cordis), his study of conception, pregnancy and birth, published in 1653. It was translated from the Latin of de Generatione Animalium of 1651. Harvey first examines the hen’s egg, based on the views of Aristotle, and then considers generation in deer and in humans. £45.00 [Stock No. 25067]

PRIZE BINDING. MILLER, HUGH. FOOT-PRINTS OF THE CREATOR: OR, THE ASTEROLEPSIS OF STROMNESS. With Memoir by Louis Agassiz. Adam and Charles Black; London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co.  1861.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.25 inches. lxxii + 352 pp. Illustrated by 67 wood engraved text figures. Decorated by initial.Bound in full morocco, deeply hand tooled in blind; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated by gilt and blind stamping with contrasting green title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bevelled edges. All edges red. Front hinge starting to crack and light wear to extremities. occasional scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Copperplate school prize inscription, 1862, on second free endpaper.
First published in 1849, this is an examination of the early flora and vertebrates found in the fossil record of the Scottish strata. Hugh Miller of Cromarty (1802-56) was a renowned, self-taught Scottish geologist. The asterlolepsis was a Devonian placoderm fish. This edition includes a memoir of the geologist by Louis Agassiz (1807-73, Swiss-American biologist and geologist, and prefatory remarks by his wife and literary executor, Lydia Miller. In a handsomely bound prize binding. £50.00 [Stock No. 25065]

MILLER, HUGH. THE OLD RED SANDSTONE; OR, NEW WALKS IN AN OLD FIELD. To which is appended A Series of Geological Papers read before the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh. Seventh Edition. [Geological Papers. Contents:] Geological Evidences in favour of Revealed Religion. On the Ancient Grauwracke Rocks of Scotland. On the Red Sandstone, Marble, and Quartz Deposits of Assynt. On the Corals of the Oolitic System of Scotland. The Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland. Thomas Constable and Co.; London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co.  1858.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. 385 + ii + [4] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Separate half title, Geological Papers. Illustrated by folding hand coloured frontispiece sections and by 14 lithographed plates and by text figures. Bound in half brown morocco over brown cloth, gilt; spine in compartments with raised bands, gilt. Scattered foxing and staining, but otherwise a very good copy.
Old Red Sandstone is perhaps the best known work of Hugh Miller of Cromarty (1802-56), renowned, self-taught Scottish geologist. It describes the largely Devonian sedimentary rocks of Scotland deposited as a result of the Caledonian orogeny. The first edition was published in 1841, but this seventh edition, edited by Miller’s wife and literary executor, Lydia, includes five papers read in Edinburgh, with an additional four plates. A handsomely bound copy. £45.00 [Stock No. 25064]

PRESENTATION COPY FROM AUTHOR. BUXTON, EDWARD NORTH. SHORT STALKS SECOND SERIES. Comprising Trips in Somaliland, Sinai, the Eastern Desert of Egypt, Crete, the Carpathian Mountains, and Daghestan. With numerous Illustrations and Maps.  Edward Stanford 26 and 27 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, S.W. 1898.
Large 8vo. 6.75 x 9.25 inches. xi + [i] + 226 pp. Illustrated by 89 black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece and by 2 coloured folding maps of The Somali Protectorate and The Granite Range of Sinai in pockets at front and rear. Bound in original cloth, with brown titles and pictorial blocks. Patterned endpapers. Deckled edges. Spine sunned and boards age stained. Occasional scattered foxing but otherwise a very good clean interior. 1898 presentation inscription from author on half title. Armourial bookplate of W. Lee-Warner.
A well illustrated account of travel and hunting in Somaliland, Egypt and Sinai, Dagestan, the Carpathians and Crete. The first series of Short Stalks was published in 1892 . Edward North Buxton (1840-1924) was known as a conservationist for his role in helping to save Epping and Hainault Forests for public use. He was also an alpine climber and served as LIberal MP for Walthamstow, 1885-86. He presented this copy of his book to William Lee-Warner (1846-1914, author and colonial civil servant and administrator in India until 1895, when he returned to serve in the India Office and later on the Council Of India. £150.00 [Stock No. 25063]

FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOCELYN BROOKE. GERARD, JOHN. THE HERBAL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTS... [Orchid section extracted from Gerard’s Herbal, 1636, [R5-6], S-S6, T-T5. pp. 205-219] [Contents:] Lib. 1 Of the Historie of Plants. Chap. 110. Of Dogs stones. Chap. 111. Of Fooles Stones. Chap. 112. Of Goats Stones. Chap. 113. Of Fox Stones. Chap. 114. Of Sweet Cullions. Chap. 116. Of Serapia’s Stones. Chap. 117. Of Fenny Stones. Chap. 118. Of Birds nest. Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers. 1636.
Folio. 9 x 13.5 inches. 205-229 + [1] pp. Illustrated throughout by 51 wood engravings. Decorated by endpiece vignette. 26 pages extracted from longer work in paper wrappers, in custom made portfolio case, half green morocco over marbled boards. A little foxing of edges and margins but otherwise a very good crisp copy.
The section on orchids, extracted from Gerard’s Herbal of 1636, from the library of Jocelyn Brooke (1908-66), the Kent author of the Orchid Trilogy and of The Wild Orchids of Britain (1950). £100.00 [Stock No. 25062]

SIGNED BY TED HUGHES AND VIAIR VAN VLIET. HUGHES, TED. CHIASMADON WITH A RELIEF PRINT BY VLAIR VAN VLIET AND PRINTED AT THE JANUS PRESS VERMONT FOR CHARLES SELUZICKI, POETRY BOOKSELLER. Charles Seluzicki 1977.
Square octavo, 9.5 x 7.5 inches,Original stiff blue wrappers, [12] pages, illustrated with a relief print by Claire Van Vliet, number 57 of 120 copies that were for sale. Signed by Ted Hughes and Claire Van Vliet on the colophon page. Printed by Susan Johanknecht and Claire Van Vliet at the Janus Press, West Burke, Vermont.Bound in original printed wraps, a fine copy.
£300.00 [Stock No. 25061]

ERASMUS, DESIDERIUS. SCHREVEL, CORNELIS, edited by. DESID. ERASMI ROTEROD. COLLOQUIA, cum notis, tertia parte auctoribus , et Indice novo. Accurente Corn. Schrevelio.  Apud Franciscum Hackium.  1655.
8vo. 4.75 x 7.5 inches. [10] + 677 pp. + [21] pp. index. Text in Latin.Illustrated by engraved frontispiece. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in vellum with ink spine title. Extremities show some age related wear and stains. Top edge darkened and scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Number and green sealing wax trace on front pastedown.
The Colloquia of Erasmus, a work of Christian Humanism was first published in 1518 and expanded in twelve new editions by 1533. It consists of some fifty individual colloquies, or formal dialogues, on a variety of subjects, all written in a gentle humorous style. This 1655 Leiden edition was edited by Cornelis Schrevel (1608-64), was a physician and scholar, born in Haarlem, and head of the college faculty of the University of Leiden after 1642. £200.00 [Stock No. 25060]

NEWTON, JOSEPH FORT. THE BUILDERS A STORY AND STUDY OF MASONRY. By Joseph Fort Newton Litt.D. Grand Lodge of Iowa. George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Museum Street.  1962.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 224 pp. Decorated by Masonic device on title page.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with block of Masonic device on front board,in dust wrapper, which has sunned spine and a few edge chips; otherwise a fine copy. Booksellers label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.
Reprint of a 1914 title, first published in Britain in 1918. Regarded as a classic of Masonic literature, this is a standard survey and history of Freemasonry. Joseph Fort Newton (1876-1950). Born in Texas, he was ordained a Baptist minister in 1895 and preached at the City Temple, London, 1916-20. He entered the ministry of the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia in 1926. £25.00 [Stock No. 25059]

COOPER-OAKLEY, ISABEL. TRACES OF A HIDDEN TRADITION IN MASONRY AND MEDIEVAL MYSTICISM. Five Essays by Isabel Cooper-Oakley.  The Theosophical Publishing Society. 1900.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. 192 pp. Bound in original green cloth with green titles. Extremities a little worn and some water stains at top of front pastedown an of fore edge; otherwise a very good copy. 1905 signature at head of title.
Four sketches on mysticism, relating to Masonry, the Knights Templars, the Troubadours and the Holy Grail, which originally appeared as articles in the Theosophical Review. Harriet Isabella Cooper-Oakley (1854-1914)was born in Amritsar and educated at Girton College, Cambridge. She became a prominent Theosophist and author of numerous studies on mysticism, freemasonry, etc. Reprint editions appeared in 1977 and 2010. £30.00 [Stock No. 25058]

HUGHAN, WILLIAM JAMES. THE OLD CHARGES OF BRITISH FREEMASONS. [Spine title:] OLD MASONIC CHARGES. With Valuable Appendices. Illustrated with Fac-similes of portions of ‘Antiquity MS.,’ and the ‘York MSS.’ of A.D. 1693 and A.D. 1704. A Preface by The Rev. A. F .A. Woodford, M.A. (Rector of Swillington, Leeds.).  Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers’ Hall Court. Truro: William Lake, Boscawen Street. Philadelphia: Charles Eugene Meyer, 722, Arch Street. 1872.
4to. 7.5 x 10 inches. xviii + 90 + [2] pp. All text in red borders.Illustrated by 3 facsimile plates, including frontispiece and one double page. Decorated by endpiece vignettes. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt with decorated borders on boards. Extremities worn with chips at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
Reprints, with some facsimiles, of early British Masonic documents, including charges and constitutions. William James Hughan (1841-1911) was a Cornish Mason , a member of two Truro lodges and later an honorary member of many home and overseas lodges and organisations. A second edition was published in 1895. £85.00 [Stock No. 25057]

PRESTON, WILLIAM. OLIVER, GEORGE, edited by. ILLUSTRATIONS OF MASONRY. By the late William Preston, Past Master of the Lodge of Antiquity. With Additions, Explanatory Notes, and the Historical Portion continued from 1820 to the Present Time by the Rev. George Oliver, D.D. The Seventeenth Edition. R. Spencer, 26, Great Queen Street, opposite Freemasons’ Hall. 1861.
12mo. 4.75 x 7.5 inches. xxxix + [I] + 523 pp + 21 + [1] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt blocks on spine. Extremities worn with chips at head and tail of spine, which is sunned. Hinges starting to crack, occasional scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Early and later signatures of first free endpaper.
An eighteenth century work on masonry divided into four books:’ In the first the excellency of Masonry is displayed. - In the Second Book the general plan of the subjects treated in the three Degrees is illustrated...; and a brief description is given of the ancient Ceremonies of the Order... The Third Book contains the copy of a curious old Manuscript on Masonry...The Fourth Book is restricted to the history of Masonry from its first appearance in England. William Preston (1742-1818) moved to London in 1760 to work with the king’s printer, William Strahan. In 1763 with a group of other Edinburgh men in London he founded a Masonic lodge and, developing his interest in the subject, published the first edition of the Illustrations in 1772. It ‘was immediately successful and influential; it brought a standardization to Masonic practice hitherto lacking’ (DNB). Nine English editions and several US and German ones appeared in the author’s lifetime. This edition was edited by the Rev. George Oliver (1782-1867), an cleric and writer on topography and freemasonry. £80.00 [Stock No. 25056]

OLIVER, GEORGE. THE THEOCRATIC PHILOSOPHY OF FREEMASONRY, IN TWELVE LECTURES, ON ITS SPECULATIVE, OPERATIVE, AND SPURIOUS BRANCHES. By The Rev. G. Oliver, D.D. Hamilton, Adams, and Co. Paternoster Row; and R. Spencer, 314, High Holborn. Nottingham: B. S. Oliver. 1840.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xxii + [ii] + 338 pp. + [2] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Half title possibly omitted by binder. List of Subscribers. Decorated by engraved title page vignette.Bound in original purple cloth, gilt, with blind stamped decorated borders on boards and gilt blocks on spine. Some wear to extremities and spine and board edges sunned. Scattered foxing, including edges, but otherwise a very good copy. Early signature at head of title.
Twelve lectures on the ‘pure philosophy of Freemasonry.’ The Rev. George Oliver (1782-1867) was a cleric and writer on topography and freemasonry. A scarce title. £150.00 [Stock No. 25055]

 

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