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  • Elements of Medical Logick, illustrated by Practical Proofs and Examples – Sir Gilbert Blane – 1821

    Elements of Medical Logick, illustrated by Practical Proofs and Examples – Sir Gilbert Blane – 1821

    Published by Thomas and George Underwood, London in 1821. This is the second edition .. with Large Additions, Particularly in the Practical Part. Extremely scarce regardless.

    The “Windsor Copy” meaning from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, cancelled in the 1948 cull performed by the then merciless Royal Librarian.

    Octavo, 280 pages, inscribed on the end paper “from the Author” i.e. a gift to the then George IV’s Library. There is an additional note of recognition “with thanks acknowledges the Rect of this book. J.G. LT, Oct 2nd 1821”. Rebound beautifully in half calf by Roger Perry, separate red leather title label characteristically hand tooled not blocked.

    An interesting read … an unusual index which provides brief explanations assists e.g. … Alexander the Great his method of dispelling sleep; Artificial ills to be corrected by artificial remedies; Aristotle a great observer of nature; Banks, Sir Joseph found colchiucum remedy for gout; Boyle his recommendation of a fantastick remedy; Cadiz the yellow fever more frequently there, than any where in Europe; Exceptions the danger in erecting them into rules; Exercise necessary to the soundness and perfections of the vital organs; Lymphatik system no sound nor available physiology before its discovery; Opium of essential benefit in the cure of gravel; Sensation can be excited by the imagination; Galvanism not identical with the nervous power but an exciter of it … and probably more relevant examples.

    Sir George Blane was a celebrated medic of the time. He was a Fellow of the Royal Societies of London, Edinburgh and Gottingen, a Member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences at St Petersburgh and the appointed Physician to the King. An important history of medical work.

    Royal Library Pedigree of an Important Medical Reference.

    $340.00

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  • Original 17th Century Engraving – French Naval Vessel –  Allain Manesson Mallet – Paris 1683

    Original 17th Century Engraving – French Naval Vessel – Allain Manesson Mallet – Paris 1683

    An delightful original copper engraving from 1683. From one of the most magnificent illustrated works of the 17th Century, “Le Description de l’Univers”.

    Covering all manner of things naval and cartographic this is a fine engraving of one of the principal ships of the French Navy.

    Engraved area approximately 15cm by 10cm. Matted, with “French lines”, as shown in the second image.

    Mallet (1630-1706) was a French cartographer and engineer. He started his career as a soldier in the army of Louis XIV became a Sergeant Major and an Inspector of Fortifications. His maps have a beautiful decorative and unique style.

    17th Century Naval engraving matted ready to frame.

    $90.00

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  • Manila Galleon [Anson’s Voyage] – F van Wyck mason – First Edition 1961.

    Manila Galleon [Anson’s Voyage] – F van Wyck mason – First Edition 1961.

    An unusual one from the Anson’s Voyage Cannon … the novelisation of the dramatic events by American author Francis van Wyck Mason.

    First UK edition published by Hutchinson, London in 1961. Octavo, 490 pages plus appendices and explanatory forward. Dust jacket a bit tattered cloth covered boards a bit flecked. Nice and clean inside, end paper charts etc. A pretty good copy of an interesting read.

    The story of Anson’s voyage to put it about the Spanish in the Pacific and steal their gold [lots of it] from the “Manila Galleon” is a remarkable one. Several books from the period, mid 18th century, and many afterwards. Our author was languishing in a London hospital bed in 1946 when he read the interesting contemporary account of Pascoe Thomas … like many he was hooked on the broader story from then … it took a while to read the other volumes, assimilate the basis of his historical story and finalise this weighty fact based novel. We love it.

    The Manila Galleon – Anson’s Prize

    $80.00

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  • Hornblower and the Hotspur – C.S. Forester – First Edition 1962

    Hornblower and the Hotspur – C.S. Forester – First Edition 1962

    First edition published by Michael Joseph, London in 1962. Octavo, 266 pages, blue cloth covered boards, very good dust jacket, top page edges quite aged.

    The tenth volume in the Hornblower series and we make it third in chronological order. The last finished Hornblower novel “Crisis” being incomplete at Forester’s death.

    Set in 1803 with war with France imminent Hornblower is promoted to Commander and given the Sloop HMS Hotspur. Sent off to enforce the blockade at Brest … does his usual super job not without difficulty and danger. Corwallis considers him for promotion to Post-Captain … a position achieved when he executes his plan to deliver false documents to the French … it all had a bearing on “Trafalgar”.

    Hornblower’s career develops with bravery and cunning

    $45.00

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  • A.G. Mumford limited – Engineers, Boiler Makers, Launch and Yacht Builders, Makers of Steam Pumps, Valves etc – Catalogue No & – 1906 Edition – Reprinted for Historical Reference 1985

    A.G. Mumford limited – Engineers, Boiler Makers, Launch and Yacht Builders, Makers of Steam Pumps, Valves etc – Catalogue No & – 1906 Edition – Reprinted for Historical Reference 1985

    Mumford’s were based in Colchester, England. Their Culvert Street Engineering Works was the centre for Marine Engineering development and manufacture.

    Foolscap in size, 117 pages of diagrams and specifications that are simply a mechanical engineers delight. Mumford were contractors to the Admiralty, War office, the Colonies, Spanish and other foreign governments. The contents are best described by way of the example images shown

    Marine Engineers Delight – Mumford

    $50.00

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  • Hornblower & the Crisis – C.S. Forester – First Edition 1967

    Hornblower & the Crisis – C.S. Forester – First Edition 1967

    The unfinished novel of C.s. Forester along with two shorter stories .. Hornblower and the Widow McCool and The Last Encounter.

    Published by Michael Joseph, London a first edition 1967. Octavo, 175 pages, a very good copy. Dust jacket art by Ivan Lapper.

    C.S. Forester died before he could finish Hornblower and The Crisis … he had written 130 pages. An Editor’s note remarks “but from the notes that he left behind it is possible to see how the story would have ended” … Hornblower’s conscience about becoming a spy … Nelson’s wants …. And, maybe the Victory at Trafalgar.

    The short stories … good bedtime reading.

    A very good first of the very last of Hornblower.

    $40.00

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