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03325-M1194LOCL- Journal- THE NEW YORK DISSECTOR, NY. Quarterly Journal of Medicine, Surgery, Magnetism, Mesmerism, and the Collateral Sciences, with the Mysteries and Fallacies of the Faculty. Vol.3, No.4, Oct 1, 1846. Edited by Henry Hall Sherwood, M.D. Consumption, Starch Bandages, Effect of Electro-Magnetism on the Action of the Heart, Treatment of Chronic Skin Diseases, Treatment of Sycosis (not to be confused with ‘psychosis’) with Arsenic, Mesmeric Surgery & Cures, Internal Structure of the Human Kidney, Human Magnetism, much more. The good Dr. Sherwood’s thesis is stated as "...the action of medicines on the human system is exclusively dependent on the evolution of their magnetic or electrical forces." Back cover has woodcut ad for "Sherwood’s Vibratory Magnetic Machine." Small archival stamp, back cover corners missing, vertical crease in front wrap is tender and has a archival tissue repair inside, otherwise very good. Rare piece. 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" x 55pp. $92.00
02720-M1194LACH- Journal- EDINBURGH PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL AND MAGAZINE OF MORAL & INTELLECTUAL SCIENCE, Vol. I. No. IV, Oct 1848. Edited by Geo Combe & Robert Cox. Republished by Fowler & Wells, NY. Frontis engraving of Dr. Combe, and one page with cross sections of cranium. No other illustrations. Wide ranging treatment of everything imaginable--Catholic priesthood, imperfect government, philosophy of mind, destructiveness and combativeness in the carnivora, mathematics of phrenology, propensity to murder, power of the voice over children, animal and moral organs and much more. Lower fore-corner of cover missing (1"), corner creases. Really very well preserved, rag stk. 6" x 9-1/4" x 114pp. $82.00
02379-M0294LCRU- Book- NEW ILLUSTRATED PHRENOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY SELF INSTRUCTOR, by O. S. and L. N. Fowler, Fowler & Wells, NYC cprt 1859. Stamped "J. L. Capen, Phrenologist, Philadelphia". With over one hundred engravings together with the chart and character of Samuel H. Bucher as marker by Wm. B. Elliot. Filled out with copious notes in brown ink. 4pp of ads in back offering other works of publisher.
Hoo, boy!--this one would cause quite a stir on the evening news: "The various races also accord with phrenological science. Thus, Africans generally have full perceptives, and large Tune and Language, but retiring Causality, and accordingly are deficient in reasoning capacity, yet have excellent memories and lingual and musical powers.
"Indians possess extraordinary strength of the propensities and perceptives, yet have no great moral or inventive power; and, hence, have very wide, round, conical, and rather low heads, but are large over the eyes.
"Indian skulls can always be selected from Caucasians, just by those developments; while the Caucasian race is superior in reasoning power and moral elevation to all other races, and, accordingly, has a higher and bolder forehead, and more elevated and elongated top head."
Have you got all that? The “science” of phrenology had many problems, not the least of which was its basic premise; viz., that the shape of the skull, in all cases, translated directly to the brain’s capacity and reasoning power.
Gilt embossed hardback. Spine end wear, minor cover spots. 5" x 7-1/2" x 180pp. $84.00
03513-M1294RLEK- Two Volume Set- JOHNSON’S NATURAL HISTORY by S. G. Goodrich, pub by A. J. Johnson, NY. 1870. ANIMAL KINGDOM With Its Wonders And Curiosities From Man, Through All The Divisions, Classes, And Orders, To The Animalculae In A Drop of Water. 3/4 leather bound, gilt edge, many engravings. Two Volumes. $85.00
02887-M0694LLKE- Book- THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL DISTILLER: COMPRISING THE MOST PERFECT AND EXACT THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ART OF DISTILLATION AND RECTIFICATION, And Including All Of The Most Recent Improvements In Distilling Apparatus; Instructions For Preparing Spirits From The Numerous Vegetables, Fruits, Etc. Direction For The Distilling And Preparation Of All Kinds Of Brandies And Other Spirits, Spirituous And Other Compounds, Etc., Etc. (Whew! What a title!). By M. La Fayette Byrn, M.D. Pub by Henry Carey Baird Co, Philadelphia. Eighth Ed, 1880. Gold & red pasted bookplate: "Choice Old Bourbon Whiskey, Leonard Bros, Saint Joseph, MO." Hardback, index, table of contents, illustrations. Buckram cover at spine has some bug chews, paper cover at front hinge is chipped, otherwise tight & very good. 5-1/4" x 7-3/4" x 217pp. Plus bound-in 24pp Catalogue Of Practical And Scientific Books by publishers. $288.00
A Collection of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Magazines.
A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures. Widely read periodical of its day. They set the standard for engravings and timely reporting. All have numerous illustrated articles and ads. All have mailing folds and a few have minor edge tears and chips. A couple have archival repairs at center fold separation of front sheet.
04156-M0995EKCU- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY, Vol. II, No.2. Jan 7, 1860. Great engravings! Hall and Stewart’s Shingle Machine; New Railroad Joint & Spike; Ullman’s Improved Hygrometer; Salisbury’s Improved Catch Bolt; Kirlin’s Improved Corn planter; Patents, etc. Very good. 9-1/2" x 13-1/2" x 16pp. $32.00
04157-M0995EKCU- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY, Vol. II, No.3. Jan 14, 1860. Great engravings! Goodale & Marsh’s New Steam Excavator; The New York Palace Home; article- History of Iron Ships; Hatch’s Improved Bed Bottom; New Patent Shingle Machine; article- Recovering Lost Gold; Luther’s Improved Harvester; Smith’s Improved Pipe Nippers. Patents. Very good. 9-1/2" x 13-1/2" x 16pp. $32.00
04158-M0995EKCU- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY, Vol. II, No.4. Jan 21, 1860. Great engravings! Baudelot’s Beer-Cooling Apparatus; Combination Lamp & Match Box; Underhill’s Improved Beehive; Patterson’s Vibrating Harrow; Gordon’s Watch Regulator; Bryant’s Improved Journal-Box; Patents. Very good.. 9-1/2" x 13-1/2" x 16pp. $32.00
04159-M0995EKCU- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY, Vol. II, No.5. Jan 28, 1860. Great engravings! Hawkin’s Improved Steam Plow; Artesian Well Boring In Quick Sands & Rocks; Habberton’s Apparatus For Stuffing Horse Collars; M’Namee’s Knife Cleaner; Devendorf’s Improved Steam Cooker; Devendorf’s Coffee Pot; Patents. Very good. 9-1/2" x 13-1/2" x 16pp. $32.00
05330-M096EKRL- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY. Vol. XXXIII, No.18, Oct 30, 1875. Modern British Locomotive, Improved Tea Kettle, Gifford's Rail way Carriage, Harrison's Grinding Mills, Barnes' Refrigerator & Counter (for dealers in perishable staples), Artificial Arm, Reduction In Cost Of Foreign Patents, Index Of Inventions, much more. Lots of nice illustrated ads. One pg has repaired edge tear, otherwise excellent. 11" x 15-3/4" x 16pp. $30.00
05332-M096EKRL- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY. Vol. .XXXIII, No.20, Nov 13, 1875. Boggs's Sawing And Grooving Machine, Preserving Grapes, First Passenger Locomotive, A Modern Locomotive, Howell's Wagon Brake, Stiles And Parker's Drawing Press, Melon Cucumbers, Index Of Inventions, much more. Many illustrated ads. Excellent. 11" x 15-3/4" x 16pp. $30.00
05333-M096EKRL- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY. Vol. XXXIII, No.21, Nov 20, 1875. Banker's Strong Room, Proposed Refrigerator Steamer, Roman War Engines, Smith's Odorless Water Closet, Hale's Duplex Water Elevator; Miscellaneous Useful Inventions (includes broom sewing mach, can soldering mach, railway car starter, asphaltum furnace and more); Index Of Inventions, much more. Many illustrated ads. Excellent. 11" x 15-3/4" x 16pp. $30.00
04161-M0995EKCU- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NY, Vol. I, No.2, Jan 8, 1876. The first issue of the "Supplement" came out Jan 1, 1876. It was "supplemental" only from the standpoint of being "additional." It was to give special coverage of the International Exhibition of 1876 and the great technological developments being readied for the show. It was in no way inferior to the first magazine. Its popularity caused it to be published up to around the 1920s. O.K., let’s get to this second issue. Great engravings! Causes of Knocking In High Compression Engines; New Form Of Magnet; Compressed-Air Locomotive;Formation of Hail; full pg engraving of Machiney Hall of International Exposition; Art Gallery; Pneumatic Steering Apparatus; Grand Ave Bridge, Philadelphia; New Apparatus For Making Gas From Petroleum; Relics of Strange People. Excellent. 11" x 15-3/4" x 16pp. $28.00
04162-M0995EKCU- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NY, Vol. I, No.3, Jan 15, 1876. Great engravings! Improved Reed Making Machine; Lessons In Mechanical Drawing; International Exhibition Main Building; Horticultural Hall; Main Bldg Towers; New Steam Canal Tug; Tidal Indicators; Great Globes of French Nat’l Library; More. Excellent. 11" x 15-3/4" x 16pp. $28.00
04163-M0995EKCU- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY, Vol. XXXV, No.21, Nov 18, 1876. Great engravings! Canadian Portable Sawmill At The Centennial; Manley’s Shoe-Scalloping Machine; Some Remarkable Exhibits At The Centennial; New Ice Velocipede; Leonard’s Method of Setting Hair Triggers of Rifles; Fay’s Twist Drill & Tool Grinding Machine; Improved Combination Desk & Bookcase; A Museum Of British Birds; The Gas Microscope; many illustrated ads. Excellent. 11" x 15-3/4" x 16pp. $28.00
04166-M0995EKCU- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY, Vol. XXXV, No.24, Dec 9, 1876. Great engravings. Emery Wheel Grinding Machine; Niles Engines; A Curious Clock; Improved Apparatus For Curing Tobacco; A New Steam Pump; An Antique Saltcellar; Siemen’s Sensitive Artificial Eye; House Building; Chimney Cowls; more. Many illustrated ads. Excellent. 11" x 15-3/4" x 16pp. $28.00
03638-M0295EKLA- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY. Mar 11, 1876. Beautiful engravings in articles and adverts. Ranrian's Method Of Raising Water, St. Charles RR Bridge, Mills Gear Cut-ting Attachment For Lathes, Cornell's Improved Lifting Jack, Smith's Flour And Meal Chest, Modern Theory Of Descent Of Man, Recent Patents, much more. Previously bound, glue residue on spine, tear in gutter, otherwise almost as bright as new because it's on rag stock. 11" x 15-3/4" x 16pp. $30.00
02839-M0594EEKS- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 17, 1890. A New Submarine Boat, Progress of the Chicago World’s Fair, Ventilator for Railway Cars, Etching Metals/Glass, Gigantic Plant From Sumatra, Gathman’s Gun for Firing High Explosives. 11-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 16 pp .$12.00
02840-M05934EEKS- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 24, 1890. Breech Mechanism for Guns, Freeman’s Car Coupling, Embossing Thin Metal, Improved Padlock, A Novel Stage Trick-Decapitation and How It’s Done, Venomous Ceylon Serpent, Edison Phonograph in Preservation of American Indian Language, Electricity as a Manufactured Article. 11-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 16 pp. $12.00
02841-M0594EEKS- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 31, 1890. The Industrial South--Tallspoosa, GA, A New Weekly Payment Law in New York (employees must be paid weekly instead of at the caprice of an employer), Improved Vehicle Wheel, Jersey City Fire Alarm System, Maret’s Envelope Moistener and Sealer, Improved Sad Iron, Improved Paper Bag Holder, Uses for Old Paper. 11-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 16pp. $12.00
02844-M0594EEKS- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, July 12, 1890. The New Croton, NY Aqueduct, An Imitation Baseball Game, Greenlow’s Fruit Picking Stand, Mail Pouch Catcher, Elevator Door Safety Latch, Forming Plaster Objects, Swiss Method of Condensing Milk, New Merchant’s Bridge at St. Louis. 11-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 16pp. $12.00
02846-M0594EEKS- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, July 26, 1890. Electric Torpedo, Umbrella & Parasol Exhibitor, Screen Attachment for Windows, Hand Rest for Penmen, Dalavigne’s Folding Table (It folded like an umbrella!), Remarkable Train Load of Redwood Logs in California. 11-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 16 pp. $12.00
02850-M0594EEKS- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, Sept 6, 1890. Bringing Capt. John Ericsson Home, Indianapolis Meeting--The American Assoc for Advancement of Science (w/engraving of new Indiana State House), Jet Propelled Steam Lifeboat, Electric Race Course (w/mechanical horses), Improvements in telegraph keys, culinary vessel, railroad tie. 11-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 16pp. $28.00
02851-M0594EEKS- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, Sept. 13, 1890. Meeting of the Great Shields of St. Clair River Railway Tunnel, Artificial Water Slide for Pleasure Resorts, The Kola Nut, Killing Sunfish for Sport Off Florida Coast ("Sportsmen" probably had consumed too many kola nuts!), Scientific Use of Common Things, Electricity in Insects. 11-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 16 pp. $28.00
02852-M0594EEKS- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, Sept 20, 1890. Pneumatic Dynamite Gun (another article reports a 12 ton dynamite gun blowing up!), New German Armored War Ship Siegfied. Improvements and inventions include--Transom Manipulator, Fumigator, Lawn Cleaner, Blackboard Eraser, Elevator Safety Indicator. 11-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 16 pp. $28.00
02856-M0594EEKS- Journal- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, Oct. 18, 1890. U. S. Steel Cruiser San Francisco, Floating Self Propelled Islands of Steel, Monument to Daguerre, Is the Earth in Danger?, Howling Monkeys, New Jet Propelled Boat, Johnson’s Cistern. 11-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 16 pp. $28.00
05555-M0297RCKO- Journal & Catalogue- S. S. WHITE DENTAL MFG CO., Chestnut St., Cor. of Twelfth, Philadelphia. November, 1884. First section of 66pp is illustrated journal entitled, "The Dental Cosmos, A Monthly Record Of Dental Science Devoted To The Interest Of The Profession, Vol. XXVI, No.11." Last section of 64pp has equipment and supplies offered with illustrations and prices. Includes double induction motor dental engine with all attachments, five different chairs, mouth lamp & laryngoscope, mouth mirror, tongue holder, fine gold, annealer, cement, oxychloride of zinc, drop tube, cheek distender, many dental and medical books, all kinds of dental tools, cross-pin teeth, articulator, wax-drip tray, burnishers, many treadle powered dental office and laboratory lathes. Fine engravings. Advertisements from a number of dental schools. A rare one! Some cover chips and light stain first few pages, otherwise very good. 6" x 9-1/4" x 130pp. $185.00
06172-M0498LEKE- Journals- NATURE, A WEEKLY ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, Vol.36, No.931 and Vol.18, No.465. Sep 1, 1887 and Sep 26, 1878. Published by Macmillian & Co., Strand, W. C., (London). Many ads, some are illustrated. In-depth articles, charts, diagrams, etc. Excellent condition. One has a library stamp from the Yorkshire Philosophical Society. Each is 8"x 11"x 32pp. Both. $123.00
02149-M1093LLCE- KNY-SCHEERER CO, Dept of Natural Science, NY, NY, cprt 1913. Entomological and Naturalists' Supplies. An extract from the manuscript of the 4th edition of their complete catalogue for this field of interest. They say their busy schedule had delayed the complete catalogue. Quite complete however, with everything for attracting, collecting, preserving and archiving bugs: Collecting utensils, breeding apparatus and insect cages, preparing and preserving utensils; insect boxes, cases and cabinets; jars, bottles, vials, etc.; aquaria, microscopical glassware, boxes and accessories, botanical supplies, house and school disinfection (formaldehyde generators), oologists' supplies, entomologica1 supplies & specimens. Nice engravings, all priced. 2-color coated stock. Very good condition. Scarce. 6" x 9' 'x 39pp. $88.00
04502-M1195EE- Instruction Book- THE ELECTRO IMPORTING CO., NYC. 1920. “Instruction Book Containing A Treatise on Elementary Chemistry And 100 Chemical Experiments For The Experimenter To Be Performed With The E. I. Co, Laboratory Outfit.” Chemicals price list. All quite informative. Also, a full page illustrated ad for “Boys’ Electric Toys” kit. Very good condition. 6” x 9” x 32pp. $38.00
02473-M0394ERAU- Journal- THE JOURNAL OF ORALOGY, Official Organ of the American Academy of Applied Dental Science, NY, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1922. "Disease Prevention Through Medical and Dental Co-operation." Oral Diagnosis, Home Prophylaxis, Teeth and the Eyes, Dead Teeth, Health A Social Asset, Oral Surgery. Many other articles and news shorts, etc. Illustrated ads. Rare first issue. Very good condition. 6-3/4" x 9-1/2" x 64pp. $32.00
06654-M0700LOEE- Journal- POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, Vol.104, No.6, June 1924. Nothing quite compares with these old Popular Sciences magazines! At the time of this particular issue, western civilization was fascinated with two relatively new inventions: radios and automobiles. The automobile was a liberating machine in many ways. It allowed families to get out and "auto camp". The radio kept everyone in touch with the world. This issue explores both in delightfully illustrated articles, photos and ads for which Popular Science was so well known. Beautiful artist signed color cover of fellow fishing and dreamily listening to his radio with head phones at same time. Articles include: Portable Radio For Your Vacation, Six Greatest Engineering Feats, He Sees By Radio, Driving The Store To Your Door (nice photos!) Adventures In Home Ownership, World Fliers Ready For Emergency, Smallest Coupe On Bicycle Wheels; Truck, Tractor, and Crane Combined; Machine Makes Butter In 30 Minutes, Improved Bicycle Brake (it was the caliper brake), New Inventions For The Household, Airplane Propeller Drives Motor-Car, "Crawlers" To Double Tractor's Pull, Machine Talks With Electric Voice, Walking Radio Receiver, An Ideal Portable Radio Receiver (multiple aerial shown strung on standards mounted on front and rear car bumpers. Looks like a traveling clothes line!), Radio By The Roadside, America's Fastest Growing Sport (they are speaking of motor camping), New Ideas For The Folding Camp, Equipment For Auto-Camping In Comfort. Much, much more. Well illustrated throughout. Marvelous ads form Crosley, Audel, Thompson Neutrodyne and Magnaphone Radios, Iver Johnson, Magnavox, AT&T, Eveready, Black & Decker, Remington Typewriter, Music Master Radio Reproducer, Radiola, Lucky Strike, lots of self improvement schools and courses, and on and on! All intact with minor chips and edge soil. 8-5/8"x 1-1/2"x 136pp. $96.00 Picture
02391-M0294ESLS- Book- THE ECKELS-GENUNG METHOD AND PRACTICAL EMBALMER: A PRACTICAL & COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON EMBALMING TOGETHER WITH A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE ANATOMY AND CIRCULATION OF THE HUMAN BODY. Ed by Howard S. Eckels, Ph. G., dean Eckels College of Embalming and Sanitary Science, Phila, PA, and Charles A Genung, Practical Undertaker and Embalmer, Waterloo, NY. Pub by Press of H. S. Eckels & Co., Phila, PA., 1925. Illustrated, indexed, appendix of "Things Worth Remembering". Student inscription on end paper dated 1933. Textured hardback in very good condition. 6" x 8-3/4" x 290pp. $85.00
02394-M0294EESLS- Notebook- EMBALMING STUDENTS NOTEBOOK, 1933. A completely full 3-ring binder with copious typed (some hand written) notes on Anatomy, Pathology, Sanitary Science, Physiology, Circulation, State Board Questions, Bacteria and Technique, Examination of Urine, Staphylococcus, Colon Typhoid, etc. Soiled binder, contents very good condition. Over 200 sheets. $30.00
01246-M0992EAEE- Catalogue- CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC CO., Chicago, IL. Cenco Physical Apparatus & Instruments. 1929. Including sections on related tools and raw materials. Laboratory supports, clamps, stands, balance scales and weights calipers, cathetometers, comparators, compasses, protractors, slide rules, speed counters, thermal recorders, clocks, metronomes, spark timers, all sorts of devices and machines to measure properties of matter, forces and acceleration, mechanics of fluids, properties of heat, magnetism, electrostics, current electricity, sound, light, etc. Great engraved art. Light wear. 8" x 11" x 601pp. Hardback. $75.00
01540-M0393LKRL- Catalogue- W. H. CURTIN & CO., Houston, TX, Cat. No.15 cprt 1937, reprinted 1947. Laboratory Apparatus And Regents for Industria1, Educational, Clinical and Public Service Laboratories. All kinds of analytical instruments, equipment, supp1ies for testing and measuring physica1 properties: Separators, centrifuges; 23pp scales, balances, weights; incubators, viscosimeters, lab glassware, and on and on. Engraved line art and ha1f-tones on heavy coated stock. Old inside hinge repairs, otherwise very good. 8" x 11" x 551pp, embossed hardback. $72.00
06976-M0902ELEE- Promotional Journal- THE EDUCATIONAL FOCUS, Vol.XXIII, No. 2, December 1952. Published by Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester, NY. Illustrated articles include: Our One-Hundredth Year, Photomicrography for Dentistry, Fish Lice, Astronomy and Man, Optical Microscopy. Ads for microscopes, Balopticon, micro-projectors, eyepiece camera. Newspaper pictures clipped from the Knoxville News-Sentinel laid in dated December 16, 1952 of "New Portrait of Saturn" and "Moon Crater". Coated stock paper. Small chip on bottom edge of front cover, otherwise very good condition. 6"x 9"x 24pp. $13.00
06968-M0902ELEE- Catalogue- WARD’S NATURAL SCIENCE ESTABLISHMENT, INC., Rochester, NY. Ward’s Natural Science Bulletin, Vol.28, No.1, September 1954. They supplied mostly educational institutions. This combination catalogue and journal is most unique, containing specimens for dissection, dissecting sets and instruments (very nice engravings!), microscopic mounts, crinoid slabs, slide sets, Ordovician fossils, preserved vertebrate specimens (including dogfish, lamprey, grass frog, bullfrog, mud puppy, turtles, pigeons, cats, Rhesus monkeys, rabbits, white rats), meteorites, mineral specimens, radioactive materials, crystal models, natural crystals, books for teaching these scientific subjects. Also fascinating article on horseshoe crabs. Well illustrated. Very good condition. 6"x 9"x 23pp. $26.00
02734-M1094EEEE- Catalogue- FREY SCIENTIFIC CO, Mansfield, OH, Elementary Science Catalogue No. 388, 1988/89. Thousands of products. Everything an educator could possibly need to teach science: Chemistry, earth sciences, general science, life science, math & metric, physical science. Colorful covers, well illustrated in black and white half-tones. Excellent. 8-1/4" x 11" x 176pp. $16.00
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