2187 - 2522 NATURAL HISTORY, HUNTING AND FALCONRY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, TRANS
printed manufacturer's ticket on front of case, scale stamped "W. & J. George Ltd. Birmingham. F.E. Becker & Co. London", serial number "548".
- Not checked for functionality. One screw at top of balance replaced. Case sl. worn.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.
- Microscope w. some oxidation. Case sl. worn. = Comprises 2 extra objectives.
- Scale sl. oxidised. Granite base sl. soiled/ stained. = Sm. printed ticket on granite base dating the scale "1914".
- Jars sl. soiled. Case w. a few oxidized spots and a few scratches.
= Box comprises i.a. a few apothecary porcelain jars (various prints and sizes), instruments and ±25 filled glass jars (various sizes).
- Inside w. some dust. Upper lid w. some scratches.
= Nice set w. different lenses, i.a. spherical and cylindrical lenses, both convex and concaves, in different strengths as well as prismatic and coloured lenses. All well preserved. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.
- Table sl. oxidized; tripod w. sm. signs of wear.
= Fitted case with 3 drawers comprising i.a. 5 different oculars (0x-4x), blue and red litmus paper, 25 glass microscope slides and cover slips and 12 preparation instruments (i.a. a scalpel and a tweezer).
- Apparatus very fine. Case sl. scratched and soiled.
= The Davidson Pneumothorax Apparatus was a portable device operated by a physician at a patients home, in a doctors office, or in hospital. It was considered a high-end product during its time and was very expansive, approximately $75- $80. The device was mass produced but, due to its price, the Davidson Pneumothorax Apparatus was most commonly found in hospitals.
- Jars and instruments sl. soiled. Cabinets in fine condition, apart from 1 sm. dent at front of 1 drawer.
= Nice small apothecary cabinets richly filled with contemp. jars (some still filled) and 1 sm. balance.
- Case sl. soiled and w. a few scratches, otherwise in very fine condition.
= Unused apothecary cabinet w. original contents. Drawers contains i.a. various tablets (i.a."Aspirin-tabl.", "Bromkali-tabl.", "Rhabarber-tabl." and "Schlaf-tabl."), medical dressings (i.a. "Gypsbinden", "Verbandtuch", "Schnellverbände", "Gazebinden", "Cambricbinden", "Augenschild-Fingerlingen", "Staubinde" and "Brandbinden"), salves and instruments.
- Showing sm. signs of wear.
= Comprises i.a. 1 extra oculair by C. Zeiss and 1 extra objective by C. Reichert, 2 preparation instruments and glass microscope slides. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.
- A few pewter items (sl.) oxidized/ soiled/ stained.
= Comprises i.a. 5 late 18th cent. pewter bedpans; 17 19th cent. glass urinal bottles, of which 4 for women; 4 mid 19th cent. pewter and copper vaginal irrigators, 5 pewter clyster syringes, all with nozzle for self-administration; 6 sm. pewter clyster syringes in orig. metal case.
- Sl. foxed/ stained; upper hinge vol. 3 and 4 weak. Bindings sl. rubbed; top of spine vol. 1 dam.; lower joint vol. 4 dam.= Two loosely inserted, probably non-related col. lithogr. anatomical plates. Nice binding with 4 different quotes on each frontcover by medical innovaters J. Lister, A.C. Celsus, A. Paré and J.F. Dieffenbach and their portraits on the backstrips.
- Trifle stained; a few lvs. sl. creased. Spine-ends trifle rubbed, otherwise very fine.
= Hirsch-H. I, p.362f; Source Book of Ophthalmology 179: "Discusses the general care of the eye; the best treatment for weak eyes, including a cure for myopia; and first-aid for the eyes, including chapters on extraction of foreign bodies and the treatment of bruises. Cautions against the injudicious use of ordinary spectacles."
- Fine copy, apart from a few minor defects: upper hinge weak; two textlvs. sl. loosening; new endpapers; remnants of bookplate on upper pastedown; occas. a few sm. stains.
= Comprises i.a. "Schat der Gesontheydt (...)"; "Schat der Ongesontheydt, Ofte Genees-konste Van de Sieckten"; "Lof der Medicine, Ofte Genees-konste"; "Steen-stuck. Aenwijsende des oorspronck, teyckenen, 't voorkomen, ende ghenesen van Steen en Graveel" and "Inleydingen tot de Hollandtsche Genees-middelen (...)". BMN I, p.57; Hirsch-H. I, p.441; Van de Velde p.6/ 98f; Wellcome II, p.159; Krivatsy 1187.
- Hinges splitting; first few quires loosening; occas. trifle (water)stained. Covers trifle rubbed along extremities.
= Comprises i.a. "Schat der Gesontheydt (...)"; "Schat der Ongesontheydt, Ofte Genees-konste Van de Sieckten"; "Lof der Medicine, Ofte Genees-konste" and "Inleydingen tot de Hollandtsche Genees-middelen (...)". BMN I, p.57; Hirsch-H. I, p.441; Van de Velde p.6/ 98f; Wellcome II, p.159; Krivatsy 1187.
- Occas. vaguely waterst.; sl. yellowed at the end.
= Krivatsy 1188; Hirsch-H. I, p.441; cf. BMN I, p.159; Lindeboom p.130; Wellcome II, p.159; Baumann p.71-79.
- Final 25 leaves sl. waterst. in lower blank margin; first few leaves sl. frayed; one leaf restored. Sm. stain in lower margin of frontcover.
= Not in Krivatsky; Hirsch-H. I, p.441; cf. BMN I, p.159; Lindeboom p.130; Wellcome II, p.159; Baumann p.71-79.
- Waterstained in margins (including the plates); one plate loose; first lvs. sl. frayed; a few scattered library stamps; hinges weak. Joints split at foot of spine.
= Hirsch-H. I, p.460f. Plates show women with horrifying breastdiseases, i.a. infected open wounds and purple-coloured swollen breasts caused by infected glands. DSB II, p. 129f: "(...) Billroth was especially interested in the causes of wound fever. He insisted on regular temperature-taking and believed that wound fever was caused by chemical poison produced by some living organism".
BOUND WITH: Nussbaum, J.N.R. von. Die Verletzungen des Unterleibes. Ibid., idem, 1880, 1st ed., VIII,176p., 31 woodengr. ills. - AND BOUND WITH: Schüler, M. Die Tracheotomie, Laryngotomie und Exstirpation des Kehlkopfes. Ibid., idem, 1880, 1st ed., XXIV,228p., 22 woodengr. ills. - AND 1 other: E. GRASER, Die Unterleibsbrüche. Anatomie, Pathologie und Therapie (Wiesbaden, 1891, 1st ed., woondengr. ills., contemp. giltlettered cl.).
- Sm. annot. on title-p. Upper joint split; backstrip loosening.