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London: Printed for Fielding and Walker, 1779, 1779
First edition. A scarce and desirable piece of Americana with just eleven institutional copies located worldwide for this first edition; the second edition of the following year omits the list of ships. Unusually solely the BL copy is located in the UK, the rest in the US - Huntington, Lilly, JCB, NYHS, Yale, Society of the Cincinnati, Clements and a few outliers. In commerce, the only copy listed at auction is Anderson Galleries, 1926 in The Fine Historical Library of Dr. George C. F. Williams, Hartford, Conn. Miles ran away from school as a boy, supposedly to support Wilkes; he visited America in the 1760s, returning in 1770 to work briefly at the Ordnance office, whose employ he left and whose corruption he exposed in his Letters to Selim. Having obtained a position in the Royal Navy through the influence of David Garrick, he served under Rodney in the West Indies during the War of Independence, he was in Newfoundland in 1779 and was a prisoner of war in St. Lucia two years later. Later he moved to the continent, to Belgium and France, certainly in the latter period operating as a spy, perhaps in government employ or perhaps as a freelance seeking "interest". He was known in Paris during the Revolution and met a number of the leading figures, including Lafayette whom he had previously encountered during his American adventures. He was rewarded for his efforts by Pitt with an annuity, but was to lose this for later criticism of the ministry. In later life he moved towards a more radical stance, supporting Sir Frances Burdett's candidacy, and being forced to leave London political circles due to his attacks on the Prince Regent's profligacy. He died in Paris in 1817 whilst researching a history of the Revolution. In the present work Miles is highly critical of Mulgrave and Bute, contrasting them to their detriment with the earlier ministry of Pitt the Elder. Wilkes is praised for having "exhibited another instance to the world of the animating superiority of our free constitution." The second part of the essay deals at length with the origins of the war with America in government mismanagement, "Both houses of legislature were prodigal in their abuse of the Americans, whom they stigmatised as cowards and blockheads. Allowing the stigma to be just, it is a reflection on the wisdom and magnanimity of this country to have sued those very cowards and blockheads for a peace, after a contest of four years, in which the strength of this country had been in vain exerted to subjugate them We are now attacked by France and Spain, deserted by Portugal, menaced by Holland, dispossessed of the continent of America, and not only deprived of the affections of three millions of people, and of their commerce, but compelled to contend against their power, at the inconvenient and expensive distance of three thousand miles." Further commenting on the incompetence of the present attempts by Lord North to "recover by violence, what had been lost by folly and oppression". As a demonstration of the ineffectiveness of North's policy he appends a 3-page list of ships "lost, taken or destroyed between the Years 1775 and 1779 by the French and Americans." Adams 79-77a; Howes P41; Sabin 63789. Octavo (201 x 127 mm), 70 pp. Disbound. Light browning, else very good. Artikel-Nr.: 143439.
Leeds: Barr. [c.1850?], 1850
Half sheet oblong broadside with four songs; sl. browned & creased at corners. Presumably intended to be cut into two; the first two songs: Flora the Lilly of the West, and Mary of the Moor, the latter with woodcut, are imposed below the general heading, with large imprint at tail with no. [110.]. The songs: Beautiful Child. Author of Beautiful Snow, and Young Edward the Gallant Hussar, the latter with headpiece, have the imprint vertically between them, nearer to the first. Artikel-Nr.: 42015.
Manuscript, on paper, England, [mid- to third quarter of the 18th century]
Hardcover. Small 4to. 123 unnumbered ll., 12 blank. English MS, in brown ink, cursive hand, approx. 25 lines per page, Britannia watermark with countermark WD, outer margins single ink ruled, occasional numerical tables. A few early and final ll. a bit soiled, couple of lower outer corners frayed, light water stain or thumb mark to some lower margins, softened in places. A well-preserved ms. in contemporary vellum, single blind ruled, dust-soiled, some loss to lower edge, and at head and foot of spine, upper cover creased, hinges starting. Loose C18 ms. paper slip with inventory, further inventories (one dated 1819) to three ll., ms. Octob 19, 1810 Mr Bagtham to rear pastedown. A well-preserved, mysterious English ms. on judicial astrology the relic of a provincial amateur s engagement with what was, by the late C18, an art in decline. The orderly layout, clear handwriting and plain binding suggest these were notes taken for private study. In the first half of the C18, astrology had come to be closely associated with a scandalous art and forms of quack medicine, so much so that practitioners did not associate themselves publicly with their studies. It thus lost the prestige it had enjoyed in the C17 as a discipline. There are definitely some facets of the art which had fully disappeared by the 1720s but which in the last decades of the C18 emerged again. Of fundamental importance [ ] was the revival of works [ ] intended to teach the art of astrology to those unversed in it. After 1780 these works started to be published and distributed again, demonstrating that the art had again achieved enough public prominence among the literate to cause some to be interested in learning its practice (Clements, 117). Among these was The Young Student s Guide in Astrology (1785) by George Mensforth, who wrote it because he was sensible of the great difficulty of obtaining books of good authors on [ ] Astrology (and those at a very high price when met with) . This ms. notebook was clearly produced to obviate to this scarcity no earlier than the mid-C18 (as per watermark) but before the 1780s revival. The author i.a. painstakingly transcribed over 200pp., many from vols 1 and 3 of Christian Astrology (1647) by the famous William Lilly (1602-81), with additional excerpts from Defectio Geniturarum (1697) by John Partridge (1644-1714), a most prominent and controversial astrologer c.1700. Lilly and Partridge were practitioners with business premises and a wide-ranging clientele, and were much requested for horoscopes; their almanacs also advertised their medical treatments. The focus of the notebook is on nativities (horoscopes) and judicial astrology, with detailed methods to calculate the effects of Directions, Revolutions, Profections, and Transits , and discussing those generall Accidents which in a natural course depend upon the signification of the 12 Houses of Heaven . The author engaged critically with late C17 debates on horoscopes, inserting passages from Partrige s Defectio Geniturarum (1697), which epitomised the latter s critical change of mind concerning traditional horoscope methodology. Selected excerpts from Lilly include theories and calculations of directions (the occurrence of good or bad accidents, e.g., predictions of the best time to marry or a time of danger and death); profections (the prioritization of specific planetary transits, their projected advancement and consequences thereof); bodily infirmities (weak sight, defects in the ears , impediments of the tongue , kidney conditions, madness , stones, gout); family fortunes (how many servants, how much cattle); and predictions on future travels. In 1810-19, this notebook was being used by a London merchant to register accounts for the sale of hay and coal, in a tentative spelling, to a Mary Huxley, a Mr Graves and a Mr Bagtham. J. Clements, The intellectual and social declines of alchemy and astrology, c.1650-1720 (unpublished PhD, University of York, 2017). Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: L3521.
Jean Certe, Lyons, 1685
THE BEST 17th CENTURY ACCOUNT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. First edition, second issue (first issue, 1684), of this "detailed study of the nervous system that was regarded as the best account written in the seventeenth century . Vieussens was an untiring dissector, and his work revealed the structure and arrangement of the nervous system better than that of any predecessor, in addition to recording new and correct observations. For example, he showed that the spinal cord was an independent structure, not merely an appendage of the brain, and he first defined the centrum ovale. The book [Neurographia universalis], which is divided into three parts, discusses the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves. It was based on 500 dissections of post-mortem material. The words 'Editio nova' on the title page indicate a new and original publication rather than a 'new edition' in the modern sense" (Lilly). "Vieussens' research on the nervous system is of great importance. In Neurographia universalis (1684) he sought to continue the work of Thomas Willis, which he greatly admired. The first to make good use of Steno's suggestion that the white substance in the brain should be studied by tracing the path of its fibers, Vieussens described the olivary nucleus and the centrum semiovale: the latter still bears his name. Moreover, his description of the fine structure of the cerebellum, including the discovery of the dentate nuclei, surpassed all previous publications on the subject. The most original part of the work concerns the paths of the peripheral nerves" (DSB). The fine engraved illustrations of his neurological treatise include two large folding plates of the nervous system (plates 28-29), printed from two impressions of a single plate, of which one is in reverse, presumably printed through an offset technique: the figure's left side (on the viewer's right), is an exact reverse image of the right side, including the captions and key-numbers. Vieussens was chief physician of the Hôtel-Dieu de St. Eloi for over 40 years, a post that permitted him to perform a large number of autopsies. Vieussens also did important work on the pathology of heart disease; these were undertaken in the last decade of his life and published in his Traite nouveau de la structure. du coeur (Toulouse 1715). The second issue of Neurographia universalis appears to be identical to the first except for the cancel title. ABPC/RBH list only three complete copies of either issue (Christie's 2014, â‚ 3500, first issue, modern binding, portrait window mounted (supplied?); Sotheby's 1989, £6800, second issue, one large plate torn and repaired; Swann 1975, $1500, second issue, Evans copy). The Norman copy (Christie's 1998, $9775, first issue) lacked the leaf with the coat of arms and the portrait was supplied. "The Neurographia Universalis, hoc est omnium corporis humani nervorum, simul et cerebri, medullaeque spinalis descriptio anatomica ("General Neurography, that is, the anatomical description of all the nerves of the human body, and also of the brain and spinal cord") was published in Lyons in 1684 by the editor Joannes Certe. This edition was enriched by beautiful copper-plate illustrations created by Jacques Beaudeau, who was one of the foremost engravers in Montpellier. The treatise is divided into three parts: the first volume is dedicated to the brain, the second to the spinal cord, and the third to the nerves (both intracranial and peripheral). From a methodological point of view, Vieussens adopted the scraping method of dissection used by Willis, and improved the technique of Malpighi of boiling the brains, using oil instead of water. In Chapter 10 of the first volume titled "De distinctis duabus cerebri substantiis" ("the two distinct substances of the brain"), Vieussens clearly differentiated between white and gray matter, highlighting the different texture between the two: "The brain is composed of two substances, one different from the other: the gray and the white matter; the gray, if observed in its natural state or after boiling in water or oil, appears to be much softer than the white matter." After heating the brains in oil, he was also able to demonstrate that "the white matter of the brain . is formed by innumerable fibers connected together, and arranged in multiple fascicles; this appears evident after it is boiled in oil." In Chapter 11, "De cerebro stricte sumpto" ("the brain considered in strict sense"), Vieussens described the hemispheres and the convexity of the brain. He gave a detailed account of the corpus callosum (for which he proposed the name of "verum fornix"), identifying it as a white matter structure connecting the two halves of the brain. He then illustrated the centrum ovale, the oval-shaped white matter lying beneath the cortex and surrounding the corpus callosum and the ventricle walls, as demonstrated in "tabula VI" of the first volume. The introduction of the term "centrum ovale" is one of the legacies to the field of neuroanatomy left by Vieussens. The method followed by Vieussens in his description of the brain anatomy is of a "top to bottom" dissection. Starting from the plane of the centrum ovale, he pursued the dissection inferiorly, exposing the lateral ventricles (with the foramen of Monro, termed "vulva" by Vieussens), the septum pellucidum, the fornix, the third ventricle, and the thalami. At this level, Vieussens described the basal ganglia region, where he found tracts of white matter interspersed in the gray matter of the nuclei. Vieussens adopted the term "corpora striata" (striate bodies) because of the presence of white matter fibers. He distinguished between superior, middle, and inferior striate bodies, which possibly correspond to the caudate and lenticular nuclei. We note here that the terminology introduced by Vieussens regarding the basal ganglia is somewhat obscure, and perhaps for this reason it was not followed by other authors. Following the fibers caudally, Vieussens w. First edition. Artikel-Nr.: 4911.
Printed at the School Press, New Harmony, Ind, 1837
First edition. , 592pp. Two volumes in one, with continuous pagination, separate title-page for volume II. 1 vols. 8vo. By the Co-Founder of New Harmony. William Maclure, the Father of American Geology, and wealthy patron of science and educational reformer, was one of the co-founders of Robert Dale Owen's New Harmony; indeed, he was its principal financial supporter, purchased land in the vicinity, persuaded other scientists (e.g., Thomas Say) to accompany him there, and invested $10,000 in Owen's utopian communistic society. Their relationship ultimately foundered when the two quarrelled (over private property!), and Maclure withdrew his support. (For a full account of Maclure and New Harmony, see Marguerite Young's Angel in the Forest, pp. 259-260 These essays originally appeared in the New-Harmony Gazette and The Disseminator of Useful Knowledge; a few of the articles in Volume I first appeared in Paris for the Revue Encyclopédique. "The work has an irregular and confusing publishing history. Volume I was completed but no copies were released. The press continued with the printing of Volume II, supplying an undated title page and numbering the pages continuously with the first volume. After printing page 592 which concluded the essay entitled "Accumulation of property on credit." some copies of the whole work were released and bound as one volume. This is the first edition." (Lilly, One Hundred Years) The third and final part was issued in 1838. Maclure expounds his theories of education, economics, psychology, and social organization. A rare and important book by one of America's most fascinating figures. Howes M 162 (for these 2 parts; the third is given a separate reference number); Byrd & Peckham 444; American Imprints 8077 (with third part); Kress C.2880; Walker 101 & 210; Lilly, One Hundred and Fifty Years, 31; Sabin 43554 19th-century marbled paper over boards, rebacked with cloth tape. Ex-library, with bookplate on front pastedown and perforated stamp on title-page, the latter clipped at top margin , 592pp. Two volumes in one, with continuous pagination, separate title-page for volume II. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition. Artikel-Nr.: 8197.
Dublin i.e. London: printed in the year, 1732
8vo, pp. [ii], 96; disbound. First edition: satire of a high order, with the verse supplemented by 'notes and observations' in the best Scriblerian manner. This is almost certainly the London printing referred to by Swift, writing from Dublin to Charles Ford on 14 October 1732: 'There is a most bitter Satyr against Sr Tho. Smyth, Ldy Newburg, and Capt Prat A printer brought it to me, and said a hundred of them were sent to him from Engld to give about; the Verses are very rough, but it is very malicious, and worth reading' (Correspondence, ed. Woolley, III pp. 546-7). Another 'Dublin' edition of the same year, with 88pp, was indeed printed in Ireland, and adds two further short pieces. The poem is a malicious but exceedingly well-written satire on the beautiful if predatory Frances, Countess of Newburgh, whose secret marriage to William King's uncle threatened to deprive him of his Irish inheritance. Swift thought highly of this poem; in 1736 King printed an expanded version and made Swift the dedicatee. There are two variants of this original edition, of uncertain precedence. In this one the errata are printed on the verso of the title-page; in the other, the verso is blank, and the errata are printed on a separate leaf, which comes after the title. However, both variants are very rare: of this one, Foxon locates copies at Worcester College Oxford, Cambridge UL, Illinois and Texas; and ESTC adds four more (Leeds, Berkeley, Lilly and Minnesota); and of the other Foxon locates copies at Cambridge and Royal Irish Academy; and at Berkeley and Harvard, with ESTC adding a copy at the BL, and two more in Dublin. The weight of copies found in Irish libraries would seem to suggest that it was the other variant that was sent to Dublin, and thus seen by Swift. As for copies, the total number of fifteen should probably be reduced by one, since Berkeley have only one copy, not fully described in their online catalogue – and if one had to choose in accuracy between ESTC and Foxon, then the latter is generally to be preferred. Foxon K80; Hayward 156 (the other variant). This is one of the most elusive of all 18th century Hayward titles: Bradley Martin, who collected them for several decades (and with few constraints upon his purse), owned only the Dublin reprint. Artikel-Nr.: 23504.
Springer US, 2012
Taschenbuch. Druck auf Anfrage Neuware - The NATO Advanced Studies Institute series 'Targeting of Drugs' was originated in 1981. It is now a major international forum, held every two years in Cape Sounion, Greece, in which the present and the future of this important area of research in drug carriers is discussed in great depth. Four previous ASls of the series dealt with drug carriers of natural and synthetic origin, their interaction with the biological milieu and with ways by which the latter influences such interaction. The present book contains the proceedings of the 5th NATO ASI 'Targeting of Drugs: Optimization Strategies' held in Cape Sounion during 24 June-5 July, 1989. A logical sequel to the last one, the ASI deals with strategies by which milieu inter ference curtailing the function of drug carriers is circumvented or removed. We express our appreciation to Drs. R. Langer and E. Tomlinson for their valuable advice throughout the planning of the ASI and to Dr. G. Deliconstantinos who, as Chairman of the Local Committee contributed so effectively to its success. The ASI was held under the sponsorship of NATO Scientific Affairs Division and co-sponsored and generously financed by Smith Kline French Laboratories (now SmithKline Beecham), Philadelphia, USA. Financial assistance was also provided by CIBA Geigy (Horsham), Schering (West Berlin), Farmitalia Carlo Erba (Milan), Liposome Technology Inc. (Menlo Park), Pfizer (Sandwich), Dior (Paris), Syntex Research (Palo Alto), ICI Pharmaceuticals (Mereside), Boehringer (Mannheim) , Wyeth (Taplow), Merck Sharp Dohme (Rahway), Sandoz A.G. (Basle) and Lilly Research Centre Ltd. 196 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781468490039.
Lund, 1966. 23x16,5 cm. 16-25 s. Klammerhäftad med tryckt omslag. Lätt fläckat omslag. Svagt rostmärke efter gem i övre marginalen på s. 16-18. Dedikation: "Till Lilly och Arne från tillgivne förf." Arne Bengtson (1913-1983) var doktor i nordiska språk och rektor vid Landskrona Högre Allmänna Läroverk. Artikel-Nr.: 19862.