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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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One of the most popular English cookbooks of the 18th century

SMITH, Eliza. The compleat housewife: or, accomplish'd gentlewoman's companion. Being a collection of upwards of six hundred of the most approved receipts in cookery, pastry, confectionary, preserving, pickles, cakes, creams, jellies, made wines, cordials. With copper plates curiously engraven for the regular disposition of placing of the various dishes and courses. And also bills of fare for every month in the year. To which is added, a collection of above three hundred family receipts of medicines; …
London, printed for R. Ware, S. Birt, etc., 1753. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and 6 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf. 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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