FURTHER REPORT ON THE ACCOUNTS OF THE CORPORATION OF BRISTOL, as the late Governors of QUEEN ELIZABETH'S HOSPITAL.
Bristol: Thomas and Henry James Mills, 1840. 177 + viipp, roy 8vo, unlettered cloth-backed boards, lightly rubbed. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include BRISTOL - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-187) £30.00
THE NEW BRISTOL GUIDE: Containing Its Antiquities, Deducted from the best Authorities: Historic Annals From William the Conqueror 1066 to 1799; Progress, Navigation, Schools, Hospitals.... also Distinct and Improved Accounts of the Hotwells and Clifton.... Brief Biography of some Eminent Natives of Bristol: Memoirs of Chatterton the juvenile Poet, &c. To which are added, Lists of Bankers, Regulation of General and Penny Posts; of Hackney Carriages; and Directions for passing the Severn, at Aust and the New Passage.
First Edition. Printed by and For R. Edwards, Broad Street, Bristol: 1799. With an engraved frontis, viii + 184pp, 12mo, qtr cloth, paper boards, covers slightly rubbed to corners, and very slightly soiled, some occasional spotting to text. Titled:- 'Edwards New Bristol Guide.' on the original paper label which is pasted to the top board. Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature does not mention the plate. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include BRISTOL - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-172) £98.00
COPIES OF THE SETTLEMENTS MADE BY EDWARD COLSTON, ESQ., For the Maintainance of His Almshouses on St. Michael's Hill, &c., and of His Hospital, for the Maintainance and Education of Poor Boys, on St. Augustine's Back, Bristol.
Bristol: Printed at the Mirror Office by John Taylor, 1839. 4to, 65pp, early unlettered qtr calf, marbled boards, slightly rubbed to edges. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include BRISTOL - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-124) £45.00
An inquiry into the life, writings, and character, of the Reverend Doctor William Guild, one of the chaplains in ordinary to His Majesty King Charles 1, and founder of the Trinity Hospital, Aberdeen. With some strictures upon Spalding's account of him, and of the times in which he lived. The second edition, enlarged.
Aberdeen: Printed for and sold by A. Angus..., 1799. 8vo, half-title, pp. 142, modern boards, ms. notes on verso of half-title. (Book ref. 12683) £35.00
In Hospital: Rhymes and Rhythms. Limited edition
Portland, Maine: Thomas B Mosher, 1903. Limited to 950 copies. Grey board cover. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Chip at spine head and base. 40pp :: 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4") (Book ref. e1989) £23.00
Picturesque Architectural Studies and Practical Designs for gate lodges, cottages, cottage hospitals, villas, vicarages, country residences, schools, village churches etc.
London: E & F N Spon, 1872. First edition (hardback). 4to, viii, 37pp. 50 plates (some folding). Original green cloth, gilt titling to the front board and the spine. Edges of binding rubbed, some creasing to the front free endpaper, else the book is in good to very good condition. (Book ref. 14347) £175.00
The Cathedral Church of Manchester; a short history and description of the church and of the collegiate buildings now known as Chetham's Hospital [Bells Cathedral Series].
London: George Bell and sons, 1901. First edition (hardback). Small 8vo (19cm by 13cm), x, 89pp. Frontispiece, text illustrations. Original decorated green cloth. Endpapers foxed, else this copy is in very good condition. (Book ref. 21636) £10.00
St Thomas's Hospital Reports, second series, vol III.
London: St Thomas's Hospital, 1938. Volume 3 of the Second series (hardback). 8vo, 240pp. Plates, text figures. Original blue cloth, gilt titling to the spine, gilt motif to the front board. Preliminary pages lightly foxed, small bump to the front board, else this copy is in very good condition. The first paper is: A complete clinical and pathological history of one of the earliest cases of X-ray carcinoma, by Professor Leonard S Dudgeon. (Book ref. 16930) £15.00
Some account of the hospital and parish of St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex.
London: Luke Hansard and sons, 1822. First edition. 4to, xii, 428pp. Engraved title, 12 plates (mostly folding), 5 additional plates of St Giles' Church (not called for), 4 text engravings. Contemporary half brown calf (rebacked), marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-tooled spine, marbled endpapers, top edge marbled. Binding considerably rubbed (but fully sound following the rebacking), prelims foxed, contemporary bookplate, else contents near-fine. A manuscript note in the front of the book claims that this is a large paper copy, of which only 12 were printed. I have not seen another copy to compare this with; the paper size is 300 by 235mm. (Book ref. 5255) £450.00
Cartulary of St Bartholomew's Hospital, founded 1123; a calendar prepared by Nellie J M Kerling.
London: St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1973. First edition (hardback). 4to, ix, 252pp. Colour frontispiece. Original burgundy cloth, dustwrapper. The book is in very good condition; the dustwrapper is rubbed. ISBN 0853313636 (Book ref. 25376) £25.00
A history of the Devonshire Royal Hospital at Buxton, and the Buxton Bath charity.
Leek: Churnet Valley Books, 2003. First edition (softcover). 8vo, 128pp. Illustrated throughout in b&w. Original laminated wrappers. This copy is in excellent condition. ISBN 1904546021 (Book ref. 18083) £10.00
Brightening the long days; hospital tile pictures.
London: Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society, 1987. First edition (softcover). 4to, xiv, 82pp. 8pp colour plates, text illustrations. Original laminated wrappers. Some rubbing and creasing of the covers, else this copy is in very good condition. Signed by the author on the title page. ISBN 0951211102 (Book ref. 25704) £10.00
Greenwich; an architectural history of the Royal Hospital for Seamen and the Queen's House.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. First edition (hardback). 4to, x, 292pp. 312 illustrations (in black & white and colour). Original black cloth, dustwrapper. The book and the dustwrapper are in very good condition. ISBN 0300083971 (Book ref. 27388) £25.00
Westminster Hospital 1716-1974.
London: Pitman Medical Publishing co, 1974. Second edition (hardback). Oblong 8vo, [x], 182pp. Illustarted throughout in b&w. Original green cloth spine, printed boards. Some light rubbing and scuffing of the boards, else this copy is in very good condition. (Book ref. 27808) £5.00
Michaelis Hospitalii Galliarum Cancelarii, Carmina; editio a prioribus diverse & auctior.
Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Balthasarem Lakeman, 1732. 8vo, [xviii], 491pp, [xii]. Engraved frontispiece, title and dedication page. Contemporary full white vellum. Binding rubbed and marked, bookplate, some minor spotting, rear blank pages stained, but the binding is tight and this is a good plus copy overall. Formerly in Kensington Library, with occasional stamps. (Book ref. 5783) £150.00
Medicine for the Soul; the life, death and resurrection of an English Medieval Hospital, St Giles, Norwich c. 1249-1550.
Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1999. First edition (hardback). 8vo, xviii, 334pp. Frontispiece, 46 plates. Original black cloth, dustwrapper. The book and the dustwrapper are in very good condition. ISBN 0750920092 (Book ref. 26836) £15.00
The Book of the Westminster Hospital Bazaar, May 1905.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, . First edition (softcover). 4to, 56pp + adverts. 11 pltes (one in colour). Original stiff card covers, with a colour illustration to the front cover. Covers rubbed, endpapers browned. Overall, this copy is in good plus condition. (Book ref. 20061) £20.00
Important Jewels sold on behalf of teh naples Community Hospital Nurses Training, the properties of A Lady, A Southern Estate; the estates of Alyce Aston, Evelyn Axelrod, Anna Hope, Florence Thompson Kress, Jeanne G Tovrea.
New York:: Christie's, 1989. Catalogue of an auction held at Christie's in New York on Wednesday December 6, 1989 (softcover). 4to, 306pp. Illustrated throughout in colour. Original laminated wrappers. Covers rubbed, else this copy is in very good condition. (Book ref. 23996) £10.00
Sky Wards: A History of the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service
London, United Kingdom: Robert Hale, 2001. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Tightly bound and gently read. SIGNED by the author on the title page ;Best Wishes mary Mackie'. The anme of a previous owner is written on the endpaer. Both book & jacket are in excellent clean and sound condition. No tears or loss. (Book ref. 022580) £75.00
Escape to Freedom.
LONDON.HUTCHINSON,1954.. Illustrated by illus by Major W. Clough-Taylor.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,rpt.. Hardback.. VG++./G+.. 8vo. No ISBN. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,rpt.VG++/G+.[First published 1946, as 'South to Freedom', and then reprinted 1949, re-published as 'Escape to Freedom' in May,1953,and further reprinted Feb,1954.1st rpt thus.] No owner inscrptn,but price-clipped dw/dj.Pictorial illustrated upper wrap+spine/backstrip with light rubbing and chipping with miniscule loss at all corners and head+foot of spine/backstrip which is also lightly aged/darkened.Closed tears and nicks to both head+foot of spine/backstrip, but without affecting lettering to same.Top edges lightly aged/tanned and lightly, sporadically foxed; fore-edge less so, therefore brighter and cleaner; contents bright, tight and clean. Bright, clean, publisher's original dark green cloth bds with gilt stamped letters to spine/backstrip, and b/w map to both front+rear pastedowns with free eps minimally foxed and spotted.Described hard but honestly and fairly - reads worse than it actually is! 8vo, 7-400pp [paginated] includes 38 chapters, 21 contemporary photographs/illus (4 illus in colour), 8 b/w maps/sketches in the text, plus [unpaginated] b/w contemporary b/w photographic frntis ( Oflag VII C LAUFEN,BAVARIA,1940), title page,dedication, foreword,intro by PRITTIE, and illus/maps list/table. One of the best accounts of escapes written, taking it's place with such classics as 'The Road to Endor','The Escaping Club', and 'Tunnellers of Holtzminden'.The authors of this book made between them no less than eight remarkable attempts at escape from German prisoner-of-war camps.The courage, ingenuity and resourcefulness revealed in this book are in every way amazing, and the adventures involved in the escapes are so vividly and intimately described that the reader is kept in a perpetual state of excitement and suspense.The most sensational novel seems tame by comparison with this thrilling personal record of fact.In addition to the stories of the escapes, the book contains the best and most human accounts of life in prisoner-of-war camps in the Second World War that have yet been published. (Book ref. rja388311) £15.00