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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Stockholm

SANDAHL, Oskar Theodor. Des bains d'air comprimé. Court aperçu de leurs effets physiologiques et thérapeutiques précédé d'une description de l'établissement médico-pneumatique de Stockholm.
Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1867. 8vo. With 1 double-page lithographed plate and 1 mounted illustration, (possibly an original photograph of a lithograph), 1 illustration in text. Publisher's original grey wrappers with illustration on front wrapper. Full description
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Pioneering work on ophthalmology and eye surgery,
the first ever published in Portugal, with 3 plates

SANTA ANNA, Joaquim José de. Elementos de cirurgia ocular oferecidos a sua Alteza Real o Senhor D. João Principe do Brazil.
Lisbon, Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, 1793. Small 4to (20.5 x 15 cm). With the woodcut coat-of-arms of Portugal on the title-page and 3 engraved illustration plates, printed on fold-out leaves so that they can be viewed while reading the book. At least the first was drawn by (Henrique José da?) Silva (1772-1834) and engraved by Gregorio Francisco de Queiroz (1768-1845). Contemporary tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 4,000
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A guide for the amateur magnetizer,
by a well-known French mesmerist

SENNEVOY, Jules Denis de, Baron du Potet. Manuel de l'étudiant magnétiseur, ou nouvelle instruction pratique sur le magnétisme, fondée sur 30 années d'observation; suivi de la 4e édition des expériences faites en 1820 à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris.
Paris, Germer Baillière, 1846. 8vo. With 2 wood engraved illustrations in text showing the magnetizing of a woman. Contemporary boards. Full description
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Siebold's last journey to Japan, in original publisher's wrappers

SIEBOLD, Alexander Freiherr von. Ph. Fr. von Siebold's letzte Reise nach Japan 1859-1862 ... von seinem ältesten Sohne.
Berlin, Kisak Tamai, 1903. 8vo (22.5 x 14 cm). With title-page in Japanese and German, 2 half-tone plates showing photographic portraits of Philip von Siebold (1 with his son Alexander) and 3 photographic views in the text. Original publisher's printed cloth-covered paper wrappers, with publisher's advertisements printed on paste-downs. Full description
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The first official Swiss pharmacopoeia

[SWITZERLAND - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoea Helvetica, in duas partes divisa, quarum prior materiam medicam, botanico-physico-medice descriptam, posterios composita & praeparata, modum praeparandi vires & usum exhibet.
Including: Syllabus medicamentorum simplicium et compositorum, in Pharmacopoea Helvetica comprehensorum, ...
Basel, Johann Rudolf Imhof and sons, 1771. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved frontispiece. Near-contemporary half vellum. Full description
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Presentation copy of the extremely rare first issue of an Italian mycological work with coloured illustrations

TONINI, Ferdinand. Prospetto cromo-litografíco confrontativo tolto dal vero dei funghi mangerecci coi funghi velenosi o sospetti i più comuni ...
Como, printed by the sons of Carlantonio Ostinelli (lithographed by Vasalli, Milano), 1845. Oblong 4to (25.5 x 35.5 cm). With lithographed and letterpress title-page, and 15 partly hand-coloured lithographs on 8 leaves with descriptive letterpress text. Original printed wrappers, with a wide variety of decorative types and borders. Full description
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Introducing Dutch medicine into Japan

UDAGAWA, Genshin.

Ihan Teiko.
Edo (Tokyo), 1805. 2 volumes: 3 parts in 1 text volume., and 1 atlas volume. Text volume (8vo), atlas vol. large 8vo (30 x 21 cm). With numerous anatomical illustrations on 16 engraved plates, mounted on thick paper, by the Japanese artist Aodo Denzen. Both volumes in contemporary Japanese book-bindings; rice-paper (text) and boards (atlas).

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