A charming complete set of three rare Turkish medical pamphlets on anatomy, written in the Ottoman language for students of medicine, illustrated with amazing proto-modern colour plates. 3 issues (all published), all 8°, with original printed wrappers: No. 1: 69 pp. with black and white illustrations, with 5 interleaved colour plates; No. 2: 36 pp. interleaved with 3…
Large 8°: [25 pp.], title page and 12 chromolithographed illustrations, printed on one side only, verso tan paper, original cover, later binding, stapled (internally in good condition with minimal staining in margins, back cover replaced, front cover slightly stained with repaired vertical crack with tiny loss).
[Observation of the New Problem of Mathematical Geography, i.e. the Science of the Earth's Sphere] An exceedingly rare treatise on the length of the day in various parts of the Earth, written by an Arab / Libyan scholar Muhammad Kamal al-Tarabulsi with an introduction of a Beirut-based American scholar Robert West 8°. 23 pp. with illustrations, printed in yellow…
8°, 206 pp. with black and white photos, contemporary red boards and black calf spine with gilt decoration and lettering, old small paper stamp with annotations in Ottoman on the cover (minor age-toning and foxing, old collector’s rubber stamp on the title page, otherwise a very good example in highly decorative original binding, with only slight wear to the…
A rare work on hygiene in Istanbul, written by a French engineer to prevent cholera and similar diseases, which were then spreading across Europe. 8°:  title, 35 pp., original pink wrappers with printed title, cover signed by the author and dedicated to Leon Sellié (wrappers slightly age-toned and stained with tiny tears to spine).
8°: 156 pp. with black and white images, dark green illustrated wrappers (good overall, small tears, small folds and chips to corners, wrappers slightly stained and water-stained, tiny tears and loss of paper to spine, corner of front cover repaired).
A thesis on the first autopsy ever conducted in the Ottoman Empire, performed by Karl Ambros Bernard in 1841, at the Austrian Hospital in Istanbul, written by Hayrullah Efendi, a future Ottoman diplomat and prolific author 8°: [4 pp., index], 149 pp., 6 folding charts, contemporary marbled boards, restored calf spine, old paste down tile to cover bearing…
[Patmutʻiwn mardkayin patuastman / History of Human Vaccination]. An exceedingly rare, detailed book on the history and importance of vaccines written by a prominent Ottoman Armenian doctor Dikran Paşa Peştemalciyan, published on the eve of the Sublime Porte’s decree on the mandatory application of the smallpox vaccine. 4°: [2 pp.], portrait, [16pp.], 237 pp., with interleaved plates…
A work by a Muslim Ottoman medical doctor on issues of hygiene and health, as seen from a religious point of view. 8°: 72 pp., original blue printed wrappers, stapled (internally in a good, seemingly unread condition, wrappers with tiny tears, spine repaired, minor foxing, staples rusty).
8°. 15 pp. with illustrated cover (tiny loss of paper on the spine, light water-staining in the lower corner, lower margin of the cover cut into the low part of the printing, without loss of text, otherwise in a good condition).
Small 4°, 421 pp. hectographed text, contemporary brown boards with debossed decoration, brown calf spine with gilt decoration and lettering (minor age-toning and foxing, minor wear and discoloration to the binding, with a small repaired tear in the upper part of the spine).
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