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1 Culpeper's Complete Herbal and English Physician
Harvey Sales 1981 Facsimile Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
iv, 240 pp. Occasional colour plates. Facsimile edition of the 1826 original. Previous owner's name in ink to front flyleaf. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped. Page edges lightly yellowed. Boards with some light edgewear. Dustjacket sunned at spine, with some light edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Plant between Sun and Earth, Adams, George, and Olive Whicher. Preface by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer
2 Adams, George, and Olive Whicher. Preface by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer The Plant between Sun and Earth
Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire Goethean Science Foundation 1952 First Hard Cover Fair No Jacket Quarto 
66 pp. Cloth boards are badly stained and faded, with cloth lifting from its backing on the back cover. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Offsetting and foxing to endpapers. Title page is split from front endpaper, showing mesh. Rear endpaper beginning to split. Occasional foxing throughout; otherwise unmarked. Forty illustrations in black and white (in plates, bound in) and twenty-four colour plates, all loose, in a built-in folder attached to the rear pastedown. The b/w plates are unfoxed, but there is foxing to most of the colour plates. 
Price: 450.00 AUD
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Darwinism and the Linguistic Image: Language, Race, and Natural Theology in the Nineteenth Century (New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History), Alter, Stephen G.
3 Alter, Stephen G. Darwinism and the Linguistic Image: Language, Race, and Natural Theology in the Nineteenth Century (New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History)
Baltimore The Johns Hopkins University Press 1998 0801858828 / 9780801858826 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
193 pp. As new. List of [b/w] illustrations. Notes. Essay on Sources. Index. "Anyone who is fascinated by diagrams showing the genealogy of the Indo-European family of languages, typically shown on the inside cover of dictionaries, and who enjoys noting instances of convergence between the sciences and humanities, will like this short, elegantly written book. It draws expertly both on Charles Darwin's theoretical notebooks and on recent scholarship in the history of linguistics." -- Sandra Herbert 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Cultivation of Whiteness, Anderson, Warwick
4 Anderson, Warwick The Cultivation of Whiteness
Carlton Melbourne University Press 2002 052284989X / 9780522849899 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xi, 352 pp. Extremely light edgewear to illustrated covers; a little scuffing to lower edge of text block. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps and diagrams. "...examines the notion of 'whiteness' as a flexible category in scientific and public debates.... Anderson also provides the first full account of experimentation in the 1920s and 1930s on Aboriginal people in the central deserts." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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5 Armytage, W.H.G. A Social History of Engineering
London Faber and Faber 1970 571092160 Reprint Paperback Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
384 pp. B&W plates section. Page edges lightly yellowed and foxed. Wraps with some general and edgewear, mostly at spine and corners. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Living in the Future, Asimov, Isaac, editor
6 Asimov, Isaac, editor Living in the Future
London New English Library Ltd 1985 0450060713 / 9780450060717 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto 
288 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A little discolouration to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white photos in the text. "Is our planet over-exploited? Who runs things? Is the family obsolete? Will the future be 'science fiction'? What can we do to ensure our survival?" 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Science Myth or Magic?: A Struggle for Existence, Barnett, S. Anthony. Foreword by Robyn Williams
7 Barnett, S. Anthony. Foreword by Robyn Williams Science Myth or Magic?: A Struggle for Existence
St Leonards NSW Allen & Unwin 2000 1865081221 / 9781865081229 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
210 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally as new. Appendices, glossary, bibliography, index. "Rebuffs the hokum about human nature and should help readers decide how they see themselves and the world. It points a way in which science can serve both truth and humanity in our present predicaments." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Mathematics, Queen and Servant of Science, Bell, E.T.
8 Bell, E.T. Mathematics, Queen and Servant of Science
London G. Bell & Sons Ltd 1961 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
437 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. A little light wear to boards. Some foxing to edges of text block. Small bookseller's sticker (The Lincoln Book Co, Mornington & Springvale) to front pastedown. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "It is not a history of mathematics but rather a stimulating selection from the huge field of mathematics from which, to quote the author, 'mathematical amateurs, taking whatever they may like from the narrative, will sense enough of the spirit of modern mathematics to make them want to go on to fuller accounts than mine.'" 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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9 Blum, Deborah Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection
Great Britain Wiley 2003 0470850728 / 9780470850725 First British Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, 336 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not price clipped. Very slight wrinkling to top edge of dustjacket. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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A Sequel to the First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid, Containing an Easy Introduction to Modern Geometry, with Numerous Examples, Casey, John
10 Casey, John A Sequel to the First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid, Containing an Easy Introduction to Modern Geometry, with Numerous Examples
Dublin Hodges, Figgis, & Co. 1886 Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
Cloth covers with blind-stamped lettering and decoration to front cover. Fraying at corners and ends of spine. Binding is loose (but attached) at rear hinge. Pencilled arithmetic on front endpaper, inked equations on back endpaper. Only one or two markings in body of book. 224 pages plus "opinions of the work". 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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11 Cassidy, David C. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century
New York Pi Press / Pearson Education 2005 0131479962 / 9780131479968 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, 462 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped but has light edgewear. Light scuffing to lower edge of text block. One dog-eared page. Illustrated with b/w photos. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Egg and Sperm Race: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unravelled the Secrets of Sex, Life and Growth, Cobb, Matthew
12 Cobb, Matthew The Egg and Sperm Race: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unravelled the Secrets of Sex, Life and Growth
London Free Press / Simon & Schuster 2006 0743276094 / 9780743276092 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
xv, 333 pp. Black and white illustrations in the text. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600, Crosby, Alfred W.
13 Crosby, Alfred W. The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1999 0521639905 / 9780521639903 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
245 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notation, and perspective painting. By the 16th century more people were thinking quantitatively in western Europe than in any other part of the world. [This book] discusses the epochal shift from qualitative to quantitative perception in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This shift made modern science, technology, business practice, and bureaucracy possible." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Number, The Language of Science: A Critical Survey Written for the Cultured Non-Mathematician. Third Edition, Revised and Augmented, Dantzig, Tobias
14 Dantzig, Tobias Number, The Language of Science: A Critical Survey Written for the Cultured Non-Mathematician. Third Edition, Revised and Augmented
London Allen & Unwin 1947 Third Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
x, 320 pp. Light general wear (discolouration) to price-clipped dj. Upper edge of text block foxed and yellowed. Brown boards clean and square, with faint discolouration to upper board. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w drawings in the text. Includes 26 appendices, Suggestions for Subsequent Reading, Index of Names, Index of Subjects. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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On Natural Selection (Penguin Great Ideas), Darwin, Charles
15 Darwin, Charles On Natural Selection (Penguin Great Ideas)
Penguin 2004 0141018968 / 9780141018966 First Thus Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
116 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Light scuffing to back cover. Internally as new. Extracts from "The Origin of Species". The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary, Darwin, Charles (Edited by R. D. Keynes)
16 Darwin, Charles (Edited by R. D. Keynes) Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2001 0521003172 / 9780521003179 First Paperback Paperback Very Good 0ctavo 
xxix, 464 pp. A few shallow dents to edges of text block. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. References; Biographical Register; Index. "This edition has been revised according to modern standards of transcription, with comprehensive footnotes relating diary entries to the highlights of the geological and zoological observations that Darwin recorded in his field notebooks. Maps, engravings and diagrams taken from Volumes 1 and 2 of the 'Narrative' have been included to further enrich the entries." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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A Light History of Hot Air, Doherty, Peter
17 Doherty, Peter A Light History of Hot Air
Carlton Melbourne University Press 2007 0522854079 / 9780522854077 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Small Octavo 
viii, 302 pp. Extremely light wrinkling to edges of unclipped dw. Unobtrusive chips to head and foot of backstrip and board corners. Internally as new. From balloons to climate change with the Australian Nobellist. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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18 Edwards, Harry A Skeptic's Guide to the New Age
Sydney Australian Skeptics 2000 0646245023 / 9780646245027 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, 437 pp. A little wear to covers at spine and edges. Internally as new. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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19 Forbes, R. J. Man the Maker: A History of Technology and Engineering
London Constable & Co. 1950 Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
355 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, is price clipped and has general and edgewear. Blue cloth boards a little bumped at corners and extremities of backstrip. Some foxing, scuffing and yellowing to edges of text block. Bookseller's stickers to front pastedown. Signatures beginning to split, showing some mesh, following p. 272; otherwise binding is solid. Illustrated with line drawings, diagrams, 41 b/w plates. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Origin of Species Revisited: A Victorian Who Anticipated Modern Developments in Darwin's Theory, Forsdyke, Donald R.
20 Forsdyke, Donald R. The Origin of Species Revisited: A Victorian Who Anticipated Modern Developments in Darwin's Theory
Kingston & Montreal McGill Queens University Press 2001 077352259X / 9780773522596 First Fine Fine Quarto 
x, 275 pp. History of early evolutionary theory. Considers the work of Hooker, T. Huxley, William Bateson and George Romanes. "Forsdyke argues that the chemical basis of the origin of species by physiological selection is actually the species-dependent component of the base composition of DNA, showing that Romanes thus anticipated modern biochemistry." 
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