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“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE”

MORGAGNI, John Baptist [Giovanni Battista]. Seats and Causes of Diseases. London, 1769. Three volumes.

First edition in English, published the same decade as the original Latin edition—hailed as "one of the great books in our literature" (Osler)—a groundbreaking achievement by "the founder of pathological anatomy" (DSB). This rare association copy is from the library of pioneering 20th-century cardiologist Dr. Myron Prinzmetal, "one of the first cardiologists to actively explore the link between diet and heart disease," with his distinctive "Osler" bookplates in each volume, exceedingly rare in original boards. $9000.

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"JUSTLY ESTEEMED ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE AMONGST THE ANCIENTS"

(CELSUS). A. Cornelius Celsus Of Medicine. London, 1756. Scarce first edition in English, Greive's "fine and scholarly" translation (DNB) of "the greatest medical treatise from ancient Rome." $8000.

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“THE FIRST PSYCHIATRIC ENCYCLOPEDIA”

BURTON, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy. Oxford, 1638.

Desirable 1638 fifth edition of Burton's masterpiece, "one of the most popular books of the 17th century," with engraved allegorical title page. Beautifully bound. $6200.

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"THE MOST POPULAR SURGICAL TEXT OF THE 18TH CENTURY"

HEISTER, Laurence. A General System of Surgery. London, 1743.

First edition in English of this comprehensive guide to surgery by "the founder of scientific surgery in Germany" (Garrison & Morton), illustrated with 38 folding copper-engraved plates depicting 18th-century surgical tools and techniques. $4800.

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WITH 38 HAND-COLORED LARGE FOLIO ANATOMICAL LITHOGRAPHS OFTHE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM

QUAIN, Jones (editor and illustrator); WILSON, W.J.E. (editor). The Nerves of the Human Body. London, 1839. First edition, with 38 splendid large folio hand-colored lithographs of the brain, the nervous system and the sensory organs. $3800.

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WITH GILT COAT OF ARMS OF PRINCE CONDÉ OF THE HOUSE OF BOURBON, GRANDE MAÎTRE DE FRANCE IN THE COURTS OF LOUIS XV & LOUIS XVI,

(LOUIS XV, HOUSE OF BOURBON) RAULIN, [Joseph]. Traite analytique des eaux minerales en general. Paris, 1772.

First edition of a medical treatise by Raulin, who held the post of physician ordinary to Louis XV of France and authored such medical works at the official request of the French Court, a rare copy with the gilt-embossed armorial coat of arms of Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince Condé of the House of Bourbon. Condé held the preeminent post of Grand Maître de France in the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI before the French Revolution forced him into exile. $3500.

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RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK ON THE EARLY USE OF ANESTHESIA IN OBSTETRICS, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, DR. WALTER CHANNING, AND WITH A TEXT CORRECTION IN HIS HAND

CHANNING, Walter. Two Cases of Inhalation of Ether in Instrumental Labor. Boston, 1847.

First separate edition of this important work on the use of ether in obstetrics, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: “Dr. Johnson, with Dr. Channing’s regards,” and with a single correction on page 11 where Channing has drawn a line through a section of text and written “omit.” $3200.

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"THE FIRST IMPORTANT ENGLISH HANDBOOK ON BIRTH CONTROL"

STOPES, Marie Carmichael. Contraception. London, 1923.

First edition of the first British textbook on the theory, history, and provision of birth control by birth control advocated and sexologist Marie Stopes, the author of Married Love, in very scarce original dust jacket. $3200.

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"SENT A SEISMIC SHOCK WAVE THROUGH THE FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY"

FREUD, Sigmund. Beyond the Pleasure Principle. London, Vienna, 1922.

First edition in English, first printing, of Freud's controversial work, "ranks as an equal among firsts on the list of classics of psychoanalytic literature." $2500.

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1681 FIRST EDITION OF GREW’S CATALOGUE OF RARITIES IN THE MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, WITH HIS EARLY AND INFLUENTIAL COMPARATIVE ANATOMY OF STOMACHS AND GUTS, WITH 31 ENGRAVED PLATES

GREW, Nehemiah. Musaeum Regalis Societatis, or a Catalogue and Description. London, 1681.

First edition, illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Sir Daniel Colwall, founder of the Royal Society Museum, and 31 striking plates (one folding) bound at rear. $2500.

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