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  • Precious Stones and Minerals – Hermann Bank – First English Edition 1970.

    Precious Stones and Minerals – Hermann Bank – First English Edition 1970.

    First published in Germany in 1966. This is the first English edition published by Frederick Warne, London in 1970.

    Large quarto, 125 pages with 32 magnificent full page tipped in coloured plates from quality photographic images. Regarded independently as the best images yet prodcued … they really make this book special. The accompanying text by Dr Hermann Bank of Idar-Oberstein Centre of the German Diamond and Gem Industry.

    Minerals and Precious stones Displayed Perfectly

    $60.00

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  • Australian Mineral Specimen – Black Tourmaline – Yinnietharra

    Australian Mineral Specimen – Black Tourmaline – Yinnietharra

    A large and weighty example of Black Tourmaline a semi-precious crystalline boron silicate mineral.

    This fine example from the Yinnietharra deposit in Western Australia lovely crystal form at termination.

    Total weight xx gms

    Very good and sizeable example

    $80.00

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  • The Kidney: Structure and Function in Health and Disease – Homer W. Smith

    The Kidney: Structure and Function in Health and Disease – Homer W. Smith

    Originally published by Oxford University Press in 1951. Selected by the Classic’s of Medicine Advisory Board for their unusual fine treatment and republished in 1992.

    Thick Octavo, 1,049 pages with index, coloured frontispiece and illustrations charts and diagrams in the text. Very good if not fine condition.

    Bound in full burgundy leather with lavish gilt decoration to boards, marbled endpapers, rich gilt edges and silk marker ribbon. A very substantial book and a lovely production.

    Homer William Smith (1893-1962) was Professor of Physiology at the New York University College of Medicine. He was a devote atheist which he believed helped him understand the science if the kidney

    Substantial work devoted to the kidney by renal expert.

    $120.00

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  • Neurological Fragments – J Hughlings Jackson

    Neurological Fragments – J Hughlings Jackson

    Originally published by Oxford Medical Publications in 1925. Selected by the Classic’s of Medicine Advisory Board for their unusual fine treatment and republished in this form in 1983.

    Octavo, 227 pages with index and including as an introduction a biographical memoir by James Taylor and “recollections” by sir Jonathan Hutchinson and Dr Charles Mercier.

    Bound in full burgundy leather with lavish gilt decoration to boards, marbled endpapers, rich gilt edges and silk marker ribbon. A lovely production. Contains 21 separate studies.

    John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911) was a pioneering neurologist. He was from Yorkshire and qualifies at St Barts, London in 1856. After a spell at York he returned to London and progressively held more senior positions in his field. His work on epilepsy was of particular note.

    Jackson and his neurological fragments

    $70.00

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  • Australian Antarctic Science – The First Fifty Years of ANARE – Marchant, Lugg and Quilty (Editors) – 2002

    Australian Antarctic Science – The First Fifty Years of ANARE – Marchant, Lugg and Quilty (Editors) – 2002

    Published in 2002 by the Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania. Large octavo, 622 pages after preliminaries. Illustrated boards. A substantial quality production. Weighs 1.4 kgs so may require a postage supplement if Overseas.

    Edited by Harvey Marchant (leader of the Biology program), Desmond Lugg (Chief, Medicine of Extreme Environments at NASA) and Patrick Quilty (Retired Chief Scientist).

    A wealth of knowledge brought together and condensed into a fine work on the Antarctic.

    Born out of the 1997 Jubilee Science Symposium the work begins with an address from the Governor of Tasmania. The scope and process of developing research programs is reviewed and the then stimulus of new technologies. An exciting lengthy chapter on Cosmic-ray physics and astronomy. Antarctic operational metrology by Neil Streten and the automatic weather stations. Our favourite, the History of the Southern Ocean and Antarctic Continental Shelf followed by its companion the Geological Evolution of the East Antarctic Shield. Terrestrial biology, aquatic microbiology …. Krill, fish, birds and mammals. And the physics of the atmosphere, climate and other environmental issues. The whole well illustrated with charts, diagrams and images and as expected cross referenced to wealth of published research.

    ANARE a lasting scientific record.

    $80.00

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  • The 1937 Eruption of Matupi Volcano, Rabaul – Original Photographic Record

    The 1937 Eruption of Matupi Volcano, Rabaul – Original Photographic Record

    A collection of 14 original photographs witnessing the commencement and aftermath of the eruption of Matupi in 1937.

    Six photographs 10 x 7.5 cm by Roger Davies and carrying his stamp on the reverse and eight photographs 5.5 cm square. Each photograph nicely captioned on reverse in the same clear hand.

    Examples of captions include ..

    Just after the explosion the black-out approaching the shore;

    the black-out – when it struck out one could not see his hand before his face;

    less than an hour after the first explosion – clouds and pumice going hundreds of feet in the air. It started as 4.30pm by 7pm the clouds of pumice are 20,000 ft high;

    the volcano at night;

    the old crater Matupi about a mile or so on the opposite side of the harbour from the new volcano. This is a picture just as it blew up. A number of is looking at the new volcano when there was a sudden roar and clouds twisting up from Matupi;

    a car blocked up with pumice or mud – the destruction of vegetation behind;

    Mango Avenue – the main street in Rabaul formerly a very shady avenue.

    Roger Davies was working in a hospital at Rabaul at the time. His image of lightening over the volcano at night ahs been used in technical works about that phenomena.

    Rare real time record of Matupi eruption.

    $150.00

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