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Essay on Electricity, explaining The Theory and Practice of that useful Science; and the mode of applying it to Medical Purposes. With an Essay on Magnetism. The Second Edition., ADAMS, George
1 ADAMS, George Essay on Electricity, explaining The Theory and Practice of that useful Science; and the mode of applying it to Medical Purposes. With an Essay on Magnetism. The Second Edition.
1785, 1785 
ADAMS, George. An Essay on Electricity, explaining The Theory and Practice of that useful Science; and the mode of applying it to Medical Purposes. With an Essay on Magnetism. The Second Edition. Corrected and Considerably Enlarged. London: Printed at the Logographic Press for the Author, 1785. 8vo.(9" x 5 3/4"), engraved frontispiece, plates. Pp. [2 leaves], [v] - x, [1] - 476, [8 leaves] (index plus five page catalogue of instruments) followed by 7 p lates (6 folding). Original paper-covered boards.

Contents:
Of Electricity in general; Of the electrical machine, with directions for exciting it;
The properties of electric attraction and repulsion illustrated by experiments with light bodies;
Entertaining experiments by the attraction and repulsion of light bodies, with some remarks on electrical attraction;
Of the electrical sparks;
Of the electrified points;
Of the Leyden phial;
Of the electrical battery, and the lateral explosion of charged jars;
Of the influence of pointed conductors for buildings;
To charge a plate of air;
Of the electrophorus;
Of atmospherical electricity;
Of the diffusion and subdivision of fluids by electricity;
Of the electric light in vacuo;
Of medical electricity;
Miscellaneous experiments and observations;
An essay on magnetism.

George Adams the younger (1750–1795) was an English optician and writer. He was mathematical instrument maker to George III of England, succeeding his father George Adams in the post. He also made globes.
At end of the present edition is a catalogue (with prices) 'of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments, Made and Sold by George Adams...'

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Introduction to the History of Medical and Veterinary Mycology. First Edition in dustjacket, AINSWORTH, G. C.
2 AINSWORTH, G. C. Introduction to the History of Medical and Veterinary Mycology. First Edition in dustjacket
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [et al], 1986, ISBN:0521307155 1986 0521307155 / 9780521307154 
AINSWORTH, G. C. Introduction to the History of Medical and Veterinary Mycology. Cambridge [et al] : Cambridge University Press, (1986). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xi,(1),[1]-228. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Garrison & Morton, Medical Bibliography (5th edition) 5546.10.

"This book is the first to give a well-documented, illustrated survey of the historical background to disease caused by fungi in man and domesticated animals. Medical and veterinary mycology includes the study of infectious diseases caused by actinomycetes and allergic conditions induced by both fungi and actinomycetes, and their history is also described here. The foundations of medical mycology have been laid over the past centuries but have only been completed during recent decades. This is therefore an appropriate moment to write the history of this specialty, which involves the collaboration of medically qualified and non-medically trained workers. Dr Ainsworth's long and varied career in mycology fits him ideally to the task he has undertaken and he has drawn on his experience to provide an invaluable scholarly perspective of the area." (from the dj).

Contents :
1. Introduction.
2. Aetiology: dermatophytes and the taxonomic problem.
3. Names: problems of nomenclature.
4. Problems of pathogenic status with special reference to mycelial yeasts.
5. Epidemiological problems :
1. Effects of the pathogen on the host;
2. Effects of the host on the pathogen;
3. The pathogen and the environment;
4. The 'compromised' patient;
5. Geographical distributionof mycoses.
6. Therapeutic problems.
7. Spores as allergens: a problem of sensitization.
8. Mycetism, mycotoxicoses, and hallucinogenic fungi: toxicological problems.
9. Training mycopathologists: an educational problem.
10.Regional developments.
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3 AINSWORTH, G. C. Introduction to the History of Mycology. First Edition in dustjacket
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge / London / New York / Melbourne, 1976, ISBN:0521210135 
AINSWORTH, G. C. Introduction to the History of Mycology. Cambridge / London / New York / Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, (1976). First Edition. Pp (8),vii-xi,(1),1-359,(5). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to red panel to spine. "Dr Ainsworth gives a straightforward account of the main views held about fungi for the past three millennia and thedevelopment of the study of fungi as a branch of science for the last 250 years. The existing literature is widely scattered and much of it suffers from difficulty of access. In this volume there is documented an outline of the development of the main areas of mycology, with emphasis on the solution of the major problems that have confronted students of fungi and novel discoveries which have given new insights. A number of important themes form the basis of the account, each one being traced from early times to the twentieth century. The themes are arranged in the chronology of their appearance in mycological studies. Most chapters are thus self-contained. [...] Whilst an elementary knowledge of mycology is assumed, technicalities have been kept to a minimum so that not only mycologists but other biologists and historians of science can understand the history of the development of knowledge of an important group of organisms." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The origin and status of fungi. 3. Form and structure. 4. Culture and nutrition. 5. Sexuality, cytology and genetics. 6. Pathogenicity. 7. Poisonous, hallucinogenic and allergenic fungi. 8. Uses of fungi. 9. Distribution of fungi. 10. Classification. 11. Organisation for mycology. Epilogue. Penned page numbers to rear pastedown, related photocopied pages stapled to rear flyleaf, else very good in rubbed and nicked dustjacket. 45.00

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4 ALDRICH, John E. and Brian C. LENTLE, (eds.) New Kind of Ray : The Radiological Sciences in Canada - Les Sciences Radiologiques au Canada 1895-1995, in dustjacket
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1995, ISBN:0969955707 
ALDRICH, John E. and Brian C. LENTLE, (eds.). A New Kind of Ray : The Radiological Sciences in Canada - Les Sciences Radiologiques au Canada 1895-1995. Vancouver, Canada : University of British Columbia, (1995). "Published inVancouver, British Columbia, Canada for The Canadian Association of Radiol ogists, Suite 510, 5101 rue Buchan, Montréal, Quebec, H4P 2R9, Canada". Pp (16),xvii-xxvii,(2),2-469,(3). Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, bluecloth, silver lettering to front board and spine. Roland & Bernier, Second ary Sources in the History of Canadian Medicine: A Bibliography, Volume 2, pp.118 & 141. "The story of the serendipitous discovery or x-rays is almostlegendary, but it bears retelling in this volume. Although Rontgen was a r emarkable man, he likely did not foresee just how far his discovery would lead the next century. Despite its small population, Canada has played a full part in the early uses of radiation: the discovery of alpha particles, cobalt-60 treatment for cancer, Alexander Graham Bell's experiments, and one of the very first uses of a raadiograph in helping a surgeon to operate successfully, for example. [...] With more than 60 contributors and over 100 chapters, A New Kind of Ray brings together in one volume the story of Canadian achievements over the past 100 years in the fields of radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection." (from the dj). Contents : Part One: Origins. Part Two: The Pioneers. Part Three: Progress byProvince. Part Four: Regions and the Canadian Academic Departments of Radi ology. Part Five: People. (a) The Founders. (b) The Builders. (c) Teachers.Part Six: Organizations of those Specialty Groups Working in the Radiologi cal Sciences. Part Seven: Groups, Programs and Activities. Part Eight: Radiological Sciences and the Graphic Arts. Part Nine: Postscript. Part Ten: Annexes, References and Notes. Appendices. Chapters of local interest include: Alexander Graham Bell (by John Aldrich, pp 20-23); Radiology in Newfound land (by Patrick J. McManamon, pp 72-75); History of the Use of X-rays in Nova Scotia (by John Aldrich, pp 76-85); Memories of Early Radiology in New Brunswick (by A.S. Kirkland, pp 86-91); A New Era in Nova Scotia Radiology (by David B. Fraser, pp 193-194). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 45.00

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5 APPEL, Toby A. Cuvier-Geoffroy Debate : French Biology in the Decades before Darwin. FirstPrinting in dustjacket
Oxford University Press, New York / Oxford, 1987, ISBN:0195041380 
APPEL, Toby A. The Cuvier-Geoffroy Debate : French Biology in the Decades before Darwin. New York / Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1987. First Printing. Pp (12),1-305,(3),+ 16 pp plates. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine.. "For scientists, no event better representsthe contest between form and function as the chief organizing principle of life as the debate between Georges Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilai re. This book presents the first comprehensive study of the celebrated French scientific controversy that focused the attention of naturalists in the first decades of the nineteenth century on the conflicting claims of teleology, morphology, and evolution, which ultimately contributed to the making of Darwin's theory. This history describes not only the scientific dimensions of the controversy and its impact on individuals and institutions, but also examines the meaning of the debate for culture and society in the yearsbefore Darwin." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Introduction: A Classic Confr ontation and Its Interpretations. 2. Cuvier and Geoffroy: Collaborators on a New Science. 3. "Le Legislateur de la Science'': Cuvier and FunctionalistAnatomv. 4. Geoffroy and the Emergence of Philosophical Anatomy. 5. The Ba ttle Lines Are Drawn: 1820-1829. 6.. The Debate before the Academie. 7. Beyond the Academie: The Many Uses of the Debate. 8. Teleology, Morphology, and Evolution: The Debate and the Future of Zoology. Very good in dustjacket.85.00

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6 AVENI, Anthony F., and Gary URTON (eds.). Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Trupics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 385
New York Academy of Sciences, New York , 1982, ISBN:0897661605 1982 
AVENI, Anthony F., and Gary URTON, (eds.). Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Trupics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 385. New York : The New York Academy of Sciences, 1982. Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-365,(1),+ double-page plate. Illustrated. 8vo, navy cloth, silver lettering to front board and spine.

Contents :
Introductory Remarks (by Anthony F. Aveni and Gary Urton, pp vii-ix).

Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth : A Weaver's Paradigm of the Mesoamerican Cosmos (by Cecilia F. Klein, pp 1-35).

Pyramid and Sacred Mountain (by Richard Fraser Townsend, pp 37-62).

Precision in the Layout of Maya Architecture* (by Anthony F. Aveni and Horst Hartung, pp 63-80).

Astronomy, Cosmovisión, and Ideology in Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica (by Johanna Broda, pp 81-110).

The Zenith, the Mountain, the Center, and the Sea (by Clemency Coggins, pp 111-123).

A General Consideration of the Maya Correlation Question (by Beth A. Collea, pp 125-134).

The Double-Headed Dragon and the Sky A Pervasive Cosmological Symbol (by John B. Carlson, pp 135-163).

Astronomical Models of Social Behavior Among Some Indians of Colombia (by G. Reichel Dolmatoff, pp 165-181).

The Pleiades and Scorpius in Barasana Cosmology (by Stephen Hugh-Jones, pp 183-201).

Catachillay : The Role of the Pleiades and of the Southern Cross and and Centauri in the Calendar of the Incas (by R,T, Zuidema, pp 203-229).

Astronomy and Calendrics on the Coast of Peru (by Gary Urton, pp 231-247).

Archaeoastronomy at Machu Picchu (by D.S. Dearborn and R.E. White, pp 249-259).

The Information System of Middle Horizon Quipus (by William J. Conklin, pp 261-281).
Ethnoastronomy of the Eastern Bororo Indians of Mato Grosso, Brazil (by Stephen M. Fabian, p p 283-301).

Astronomical Alignments in Medieval Islamic Religious Architecture (by David A. King, pp 303-312).

Ahu a 'Umi Heiau: A Native Hawaiian Astronomical and Directional Register (by Armando M. Silva and Rubellite K. Johnson, pp 313-331).

Summary: : Archaeoastronomy in the Tropics (by Owen Gingerich, pp 333-336).

The Tropical Zone: Land of Opportunity (by Sharon L. Gibbs, pp 337-341).

Archaeoastronomy, Ethnoastronomy, and the History of Science (by Stephen C. McCluskey, pp 343-351).

Culture Confronts Nature in the Dialectical World of the Tropics (by Billie Jean Isbell, pp 353-363).

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7 BAILES, Kendall E. VARNADSKY, V. I. Science and Russian Culture in an Age of Revolutions : V. I. Vernadsky and His Scientific School, 1863-1945. First Edition in dustjacket
Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1990, ISBN:0253311233 
BAILES, Kandall E. Science and Russian Culture in an Age of Revolutions : V. I. Vernadsky and His Scientific School, 1863-1945. Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, (1990). First Printing. Pp (5),vi-xii,(2),1-238,(4). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, black lettering to spine."This first full-length English-language biography of Vladimir Vernadsky ( 1863-1945), one of the leading Russian intellectual figures of the twentieth century, focuses on the interaction between science and politics during Russia's revolutionary age." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword (by Loren Graham). Introduction. 1. A Life for Science: Vernadsky's Development as a Scientist in Imperial Russia, 1863-1888. 2. Science and Society: The Origins of Vernadsky's Scientific School, 1888-1905. 3. The Politics of Moral Indignation: Vernadsky in Science and Politics, 1903-1914. 4. Science, War, and Revolution: Vernadsky and Soviet Science in Transition, 1914-1922. 5. The Vernadsky School and Soviet Science, 1922-1945. 6. The Legacy of Vernadsky'sScientific and Philosophical Thought. Small stain to top edge, else very g ood in dustjacket. 35.00

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8 BAKER, John R. TREMBLEY, Abraham Abraham Trembley of Geneva, Scientist and Philosopher, 1710-1784. First Edition in dustjacket
Edward Arnold & Co., London, 1952, 
BAKER, John R. Abraham Trembley of Geneva, Scientist and Philosopher, 1710-1784. London : Edward Arnold & Co., (1952). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xix,(1),1-259,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine."This is the first full-scale biography of Abraham Trembley of Geneva that has ever been published. It is strange that so little has been written abo ut him until now, for he must rank with the greatest discoverers in biology. Trembley's outlook was essentially dynamic. He was a student of processes, especially those of growth and reproduction, Hewas the first person to show that certain animals can be artificially multiplied bv division, the first to make permanent grafts of animal tissues, the first to prove by rigorous experiment that asexual reproduction by budding occurs in animals, and the first to witness cell-division; he also discovered that some of the lower animals multiply by dividing: in two. So accurate were his observations that the present-day student of biology can learn much by reading about his discoveries. His scientific method provides an example for all time. Trembley was interested in many subjects besides biology, especially in politics,moral philosophy, and methods of education. His ideas on these subjects ar e discussed at some length in this book. His educational principles were far in advance of his time and indeed are applicable today." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Background. 2. Early Researches. 3. Hydra : History of the Researches. 4. Hydra : Sstructure and Movements : Relation to Envtronment: Feeding and Digestion. 5. Hydra : Reproduuction under Natural Conditions : Regeneration and Grafting. 6. Researches on Other Animals, 1741-1746. 7. A Decade of Travel, 1747-1757. 8. Scientific Activities after 1757. 9. Scientific Method. 10. Education. 11. Politics. 12. Religion and Moral Philosophy. Penned note to one page, personal inkstamp. else very good in unclipped dustjacket (with a couple of short tears)/ 22.00

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9 BAMFORD, Christopher (ed.) Homage to Pythagoras : Rediscovering Sacred Science. Second Printing , softcover
Lindisfarne Books, Hudson, N.Y., 1994, ISBN:0940262630 
BAMFORD, Christopher (ed.). Homage to Pythagoras : Rediscovering Sacred Science. (Hudson, N.Y.) : Lindisfarne Books, (1994). Second Printing. Pp (10),11-298,(6). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black and orange card covers, lettered in black and orange. Contents : 1. Introduction (by Christopher Bamford). 2. Ancient temple architecture (by Robert Lawlor). 3. The Platonic tradition on the nature of proportion (by Keith Critchlow). 4. What is sacred in architecture? (by Keith Critchlow). 5. Twelve criteria for sacred architecture (by Keith Critchlow). 6. Pythagorean number as form, color, and light (by Robert Lawlor). 7. The two lights (by Arthur Zajonc). 8. Apollo : ThePythagorean definition of God (by Anne Macaulay). 9. Blake, Yeats, and Pyt hagoras (by Kathleen Raine). Corners nicked, else very good. 30.00

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Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel.  First Edition, original cloth., BATES, Henry Walter
10 BATES, Henry Walter Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel. First Edition, original cloth.
John Murray, London, 1863, 1863 
BATES, Henry Walter. The Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator, during Eleven Years of Travel. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: John Murray, 1863. First Printing. I: Pp. (2),[iii]-viii,(2),[1]-351,(1), frontispiece, folding map at rear, + 4 leaves of black and white plates, including 12 engravings; II: Pp. (2),[iii]-vi,[1]-423,(1), frontispiece, + 3 leaves of plates (1 of which is in facsimile), including 20 engravings. Illustrated. 8vo, original publisher's pebbled green cloth with gilt lettering to spines, all edges stained red.
Henry Walter Bates, b. February 8, 1825, Leicester; d. February 16, 1892, London), was an important mid-century English naturalist, whose main contributions centred around mimicry in the animal kingdom.

"The Naturalist on the River Amazons" was so important and highly regarded upon its publication, that Charles Darwin dubbed it to be among the best books of natural history travel-writing ever publishing in England.

"In the autumn of 1847 Mr. A.[lfred] R.[ussell] Wallace, who has since acquired wide fame in connection with the Darwinian theory of Natural Selection, proposed to me a joint expedition to the river Amazons, for the purpose of exploring the Natural History of its banks; the plan being to make for ourselves a collection of objects, dispose of the duplicates in London to pay expenses, and gather facts, as Mr. Wallace expressed it in one his letters, 'towards solving the problem of the origin of species'. [...] My companion left the country at the end of four years; [...] I remained seven years longer, returning home in July, 1959. [...] The part of the Amazons region where I resided longest being unexplored country to the Naturalist, no less than 8000 of the species here enumerated were new to science."- from the preface.

Spines of original cloth rebacked, new endpapers, plate opposite II-265 "Turtle-Fishing and Adventure with Alligator" missing (but replaced with a facsimile tipped in), repair to fold of folding map at rear of first volume, a couple instances of marginal smudging, else a very good, tidy set. 2,800.00

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11 BELL, Alexander Graham). EBER, Dorothy Harley EBER, Dorothy Harley FULLER, Buckminster Genius at Work : Images of Alexander Graham Bell
Nimbus , 1991, 
(BELL, Alexander Graham). EBER, Dorothy Harley. Genius at Work : Images of Alexander Graham Bell. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing, (1991). Pp (6),7-192.Illustrated. Sq 8vo, red card covers. Prologue by R. Buckminster Fuller. N ame, else very good. 14.00

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12 BISHOP, Roy L. EVERETT, Joseph Joseph Everett and the King's College Observatory. Reprinted from The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 72, No. 3, pp 138-148, June, 1978
Royal Astronomical Society, 1978, 
BISHOP, Roy L. Joseph Everett and the King's College Observatory. Reprintedfrom The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 72, No. 3, pp 138 -148, June, 1978. Pp (1),138-148. Illustrated. 8vo, blue printed stapled card covers. “Through the efforts of Joseph David Everett, Professor of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy at Astronomy at King's College, Windsor, Nova Scotia, an astronomical observatory was built at that college in 1861. This was apparently the first observatory to be erected in Nova Scotia for educational purposes. With Everett's return to Scotland in 1864, interest in astronomy faded at King's, although during the next decade the building was used as a meteorological observatory.” (Abstract). Roy L. Bishop taught at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Penned name, else very good. 15.00

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13 BISHOP. Roy L. EVERETT, Joseph) Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 72:03, 1978) Joseph Everett and the King's College Observatory. reprint signed
Royal Astronomical Society, 1978, 
BISHOP. Roy L. Joseph Everett and the King's College Observatory. Reprintedfrom the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 72, No. 3, June, 1978, pp. 138-148. N.pl.: [Royal Astronomical Society], 1978. Illustrated. 8vo, blue stapled card covers. Through the efforts of Joseph Everett, a professor at King's College in Windsor, NS, an astronomical observatory was erected at the school in 1861. It is believed to be the first observatory built in Nova Scotia for educational purposes. A few small smudges to the front, else very good. Signed by the author on the front cover. 15.00

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14 BLACHER, L. I. CHURCHILL, F. B. Problem of the Inheritance of Acquired Characters : A History of a priori and Empirical Methods Used to Find a Solution. in dustjacket, signed by editor
Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Dekhi, 1982, 
BLACHER, L. I. The Problem of the Inheritance of Acquired Characters : A History of a priori and Empirical Methods Used to Find a Solution. [Problema Nasledovaniya Priobremennykh Priznakov. Istoriya Anriornykh i Empiricheskikh Popitok Ee Resheniya]. English Translation Edited by F.B. Churchill. Nauka Publishers, Moscow, 1971. Translated from Russian. New Delhi : Published for the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, and the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., by Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 1982. Pp (6),[vii]-xvi,(2),[3]-267,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, black letering to spine. Contents : 1. Antiquity and the Middle Ages. 2. From the Renaissance to Lamarck. 3. From Lamarck to Darwin: The Relationship between the Hypothesis of Inheritance of Acquired Characters and the Concept of Evolution. 4.. Darwin's Attitude toward the Question of the Inheritance of AcquiredCharacters. 5. Ernst Haeckel and his Followers on the Inheritance of Acqui red Characters. 6. Paleontologists's Views on the Question of Inheritance of Acquired Characters . 7. Discussion of the Hypothesis of Inheritance of Acquired Characters at the End of the Nineteenth Century. 8. Reviews Concerned with the Problem of the Inheritance of Acquired Characters (1920-1930). 9. Discussions in the Soviet Union Concerning the Inheritance of Acquired Characters: 1920s. 10. Darwinians and Anti-Darwinians on the Inheritance of Acquired Traits. 11. The Classification of Changes Caused by External Influences. 12. The Experiments of Paul Kammerer. 13.. Are the Results of Mechanical Influences Inherited? 14.Are the Results of the Influence of temperature Inherited? 15. Can Changes Caused by Diet be Inherited? 16. Is the Inheritance of Immunity Possible? 17. The Question of the Inheritance of Acquired Behavioral Traits.18. Does the Soma have an Effect on Inheritance in Foreign Gametes and Zygotes ? .19. So-Called Vegetative Hybridization.. 20. Conclusion. Very good in dustjacket. Signed with inscription by the editor, Fred Churchill. 30.00

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15 BONELLI, M. L. Righini, and William R. SHEA (eds.) SHEA, William R. Reason, Experiment, and Mysticism in the Scientific Revolution. First Edition in dustjacket
Science Hiistory Publications, New York, 1975, 
BONELLI, M. L. Righini, and William R. SHEA (eds.). Reason, Experiment, andMysticism in the Scientific Revolution. Illustrated. New York : Science Hi istory Publications, 1975. First Edition. Pp (4),v-vi,1-320,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Papers presented at a symposium held in Capri in April 1974 and sponsored by the Gruppo italiano di storia della scienza. "Mysticism, which looms so large today, was excluded from the history of science and medicine on the grounds that itwas irrelevant to the mainstream of scientific thought. Positivist histori ans of science directed their attention to that segment of the past that could be related to present concerns and contemporary methods. In recent years, however, doubt has been cast on the overall achievement of modern science and, consequently, the clarity of the distinction between wrong and rightsteps, between the false starts and the successful arrivals in the history of science has been blurred. This has made it easier for historians to tak e a further step in reappraising the historiography of science and to raisethe crucial question: are '"mystical" traditions and "modern" eements in t he Scientific Revolution antagonistic or, paradoxically, complementary extremes?" (from the dj). Contents : Introduction: trends in the interpretationof seventeenth century science (by William R. Shea); Chemical debates of t he seventeenth century: the reaction to Robert Fludd and Jean Baptiste van Helmont (by Allen G. Debus); Alchemy in the seventeenth century: the European and Italian scene (by Cesare Vasoli); New light on Galileo's lunar observations (by Guglielmo Righini); Dissertatio cum Professore Righini et Sidereo Nuncio (by Owen Gingerich); Terrestrial interpretations of lunar spots (by Willy Hartner); Marcello Malpighi and the founding of anatomical microscopy (by Luigi Belloni); Malpighi, Descartes and the epistemological problems of iatromechanism (by Francois Duchesneau); Galileo's new science of motion (by Stillman Drake); Sources of Galileo's early natural philosophy (by A.C. Crombie); Mathematics and Galileo's inclined plane experiment (by Pierre Costabel); Role of alchemy in Newton's career (by Richard Westfall); Newton, a sceptical alchemist? (by Paolo Casini); Newton's voyage in the strange seas of alchemy (by Marie Boas Hall); Hermeticism, rationality, and the scientific revolution (by Paolo Rossi); Magic, metaphysics and mysticism in the scientific revolution (by A. Rupert Hall); Mathematical revolution of the seventeenth century (by Rene Taton). Penned name, else very god in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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16 BRANNT, William T. WAHL, William T. Techno-chemical Receipt Book : Containing several thousand receipts, covering the latest, most important and most useful discoveries in chemical technology, and their practical application in the arts and the industries. Edited Chiefly fron the German
Henr Carey Baird & Co. / Sampson, Low, Marston, Serle & Rivington, Philadelphia / London, 1888, 
(BRANNT, William T., and William H. WAHL). The Techno-chemical Receipt Book: Containing several thousand receipts, covering the latest, most importan t and most useful discoveries in chemical technology, and their practical application in the arts and the industries. Edited Chiefly fron the German of Drs. Winckler, Elsner, Heintze, Mierzinski, Jacobsen, Koller and Heinzerling. With additions by William T. Brannt and Wiliam H. Wahl. Illustrated bySeventy-eight Engravings. Philadelphia : Henry Carey Baird & Co. / London : Sampson, Low, Marston, Serle & Rivington, 1888. Pp (4),iii-xxxii,[1]-495,(1),1-[32],(2). Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 8vo, illustrated red cloth, lettered in gilt. Includes receipts for alloys; artificial gems, pearlsand turkish beads; bitters, cordials, elixirs, etc.; blasting compounds, b lasting powder, dynamite, gunpowder, etc.; bronzing and coloring of metals;artificial building materials; cleansing, polishing, and renovating agets; confectionery; electro-plating; fireworks; food and food-preparation; glas s; household and rural economy; illuminating materials; inks; matches; paints and pigments; paper; perfumery; pharmaceutical preparations; photography; textile fabrics and tissues; and much more. Cocked, cloth worn, stained and faded, else good. 200.00

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17 BROCK, Thomas D. KOCH, Robert Scientific Revolutionaries : A Biographical Series. Robert Koch : A Life in Medicine and Bacteriology. First Printing in dustjacket
Science Tech Publishers / Springer-Verlag, Madison, WI / Berlin [[et al], 1988, ISBN:0910239193 
BROCK, Thomas D. Robert Koch : A Life in Medicine and Bacteriology. Madison, WI : Science Tech Publishers / Berlin [et al] : Springer-Verlag, (1988). First Printing. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-364,(2). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, letttered in orange. Scientific Revolutionaries : A Biographical Series. "For anyone interested in the origin of the fields of experimental medicine and bacteriology, this book will prove of great value. Robert Koch's story is a stirring example of how a lone country doctor can rise above all odds to become a true scientific revolutionary. Koch was the founder ofthe discipline of bacteriology, and his work formed the basis for all mode rn ideas of hygiene and public health. Given the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the cause of tuberculosis, Robert Koch made major contributions to tropical medicine, immunology, and veterinary medicine. He was also a world traveler and made numerous, important research expeditions to India (where he discovered the cause of cholera), Africa, and New Guinea." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Koch's Early Years. 3. The Young Doctor and Husband. 4. Steps toward Maturity: Koch in Wollstein. 5. The Lone Scientist: The Work on Anthrax. 6. First Recognition: Koch and Cohn. 7. Koch's Role in the Microscope Revolutio. 8. Studies on Wound Infections: TheLater Wollstein Years. 9. On to Berlin. 10. Koch at the Crossroads: From L one Doctor to Group Leader. 11. Simple Gifts: The Plate Technique. 12. Sterilization, Disinfection, and other Techniques. 13. The London Meeting: Koch, Lister, and Pasteur. 14. World Fame: The Discovery of the Tuburcle Bacillus. 15. The World Traveler: To Egypt and India in Search of Cholera. 16. The Pasteur/Koch Controversy. 17. The Berlin Professor. 18. At the Center of a Storm: Koch's Work on Tuburculin. 19. Consolidation and Transition. 20. Africa Years: Robert Koch's Research in Tropical Medicine. 21. The World Tour: Koch in America and Japan. 22. As Assessment of Koch and His Work. Chronology. Bibliography of Koch's Writings. Notes. Very good in dustjacket. 60.00

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18 BUCK, Peter American Science and Modern China 1876-1936. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [et al], 1980, ISBN:0521227445 
BUCK, Peter. American Science and Modern China 1876-1936. Cambridge [et al]: Cambridge University Press, (1980). First Edition. Pp (8),vii-ix,(1),1-2 83,(9). Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "American scienceand modern China is an essay in comparative history. It focuses on the tra nsmission of scientific ideas and organizations from the United States to China, a topic interesting primarily for what it reveals about the social history of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American science. Themain themes concern how scientific traditions and institutions that were d eveloped in one setting served as models for the creation of new ones eisewnere, what modifications were induced by this change of environ- ment, and what these modifications imply about the interdependence of scientific knowledge and social life. The book deals with a number of individuals and organizations involved in the development of modern science in China-the Medical Missionary Association of China, the Rockefeller Foundation and its ChinaMedical Board, the architects of the Boxer indemnity fellowship program, a nd an association of largely American-trained Chinese scientists, the Science Society of China. Dr. Buck examines their views of science's place amongthe forces for change in China, describes their efforts to build instituti onal bases for science, and sets their plans and programs in broad social and intellectual contexts. American and American-inspired approaches to the problem of developing science in China grew out of wider patterns of conflict and consensus in American society and politics. As those patterns changed, so did the social and scientific ambitions urn Americans brought to China; thus China was affected by the nse of professionalized, specialized, andlaboratory-centered sciences allied to American state power and cor- porat e wealth. The development of those sciences determined the range of visionsof science and social change that was presented to Chinese sudents in the United States. The latter part of the study is devoted to a discussion of how these images, when taken over by Chinese scientists in the 1910s and 1920s, became the core of a distinctive but ultimately unworkable conception of the ways in which science would transform China into a modern society." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Introduction: Orienting American science. 2. Social diseases and contagious disorders: missionary science and medical missionaries : Missionary science: social influence, natural theology, and medicine; Missionary medicine: science and Christian benevolence; Missionary hospitals: order and cleanliness in unregenerate societies; Missionary medical schools: professional standards, avocational science, and a native medical fraternity; Missionary science and its social problems. 3. "To do their best for their country": the China Medical Board and the Boxer indemnity fellowship program : Corporate philanthropy and scientific medicine; Medicine in China; Checking "the downward tendencies of unregulated industrialism": the Boxer indemnity scholarships. 4. Science and revolution: China in 1911 : The Science Society of China; The ecology of scientific ambitions; Free associations and voluntary cooperation. 5. "Science as a vocation": social diversity and scientific specialties : Cornell University I: Scientific research and industrial science; Cornell University II: Professional scientists, scientific professionals, and the state; Cornell University III: Scientific knowledge and country life; China's response to the West. 6. Modernization and its discontents: the scientific method in China and America : The politics of cultural collapse; Ideology and institution building; Science andmetaphysics; Scientific methods, American industrialism, and "the last rem aining problem of civilization"; Modernization and methodology. 7. "A sphere of influence in beneficence": American science and modern China : Backwardness and dependence; Tragedy and farce. Very good in spine-sunned dustjacket with a couple of short tears. Signed with inscription by the author. 50.00

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19 BUMPUS, Hermon C., Jr. Hermon Carey Bumpus, Yankee Naturalist. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1947, 1947 
BUMPUS, Hermon Carey, Jr. Hermon Carey Bumpus, Yankee Naturalist. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, (1947). First Edition. Pp (8),3-141,(1) + portriat frontispiece + plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Hermon Carey Bumpus (b. May 5, 1862, Buckfield, Maine – d. June 21, 1943, Pasadena, Ca) was a noted American biologist, museum director, and the fifth president of Tufts College (later Tufts University).

Chapter 3 : Woods Hole (pp.25-34) - deals with his work as director of the Marine Biological Laboratory there.

Chapters :
1. Ancestry and Boyhood;
2. As Student and Beginning Teacher ;
3. Woods Hole;
4. Brown University, 1890-1900;
5. The American Museum of Natural History, 1900-1910;
6. Friend to the Gaekwar of Baroda [in Gujarat, India];
7. University Administrator : Wisconsin 1911-1914 - Tufts 1915-1919;
8. Builder and Gardener;
9. Trailside Museums;
10. National Park Service and Other Projects;
11. Indian Summer.
With bibliography and index.

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20 BURKHARDT, Richard W., Jr. LAMARCK, Jean-Baptiste Spirit of System : Lamarck and Evolutionary Biology. First Edition in dustjacket
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass./ London, 1977, ISBN:0674833171 
BURKHARDT, Richard W., Jr. The Spirit of System : Lamarck and Evolutionary Biology.. Cambridge, Mass./ London : Harvard University Press, 1977. First Edition. Pp (14),[1]-285,(5). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Jean-Baptiste Lamarck was a biological Janus, at once a highly competent taxonomist in a traditional mold and a bold, almost visionary, philosopher of nature who aspired to contrive an all-embracing "physics of the earth" by sheer force of intellect. Lamarck is generally remembered only for his ideas about the inheritance of acquired characters, ideas hedid not originate or take special credit for, ideas that were only one par t of his broad theory of evolution. [...] In this, the first modern book-length study of Lamarck, Richard Burkhardt examines the origin and development of Lamarck's theory of organic evolution, the major theory prior to Darwin." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, naturalist-philosopher. 2. The background to Lamarck's biological thought. 3. Eighteenth-century views of organic mutability. 4. The preoccupations of the new professor:chemistry, meteorology, and geology. 5. Invertebrate zoology and the inspi ration of Lamarck's evolutionary views. 6. Lamarck's theory of evolution. 7. The frustrations and consolations of the naturalist-philosoph. Very good in nicked,, spine-browned dustjacket. 95.00

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