128. CARNOT, LAZARE. GILLISPIE, G.C.: Lazare Carnot Savant. A Monograph treating Carnot's scientific work, with facsimile reproductions of his unpublished writings. Princeton, New Jersey, 1971. 4to, PP 359, facsimiles, fine in original cloth, near fine dust-wrapper, FIRST EDITION. £15.00

129. HOYLE, EDMUND.: Hoyle's Games Improved. Being Practical Treatises on the following Fashionable Games, viz. Whist...Chess...Cricket..Tennis...Billiards,...the method of betting in those games...including the laws...Revised and corrected by Charles Jones. London, J F and C Rivington [and many others], 1786. 12mo, PP vi, 306, full page woodcut of a draught table, 2 engraved billiard table plates, bound in early half sheep, very worn with boards detached, light browning but internally sound, a good binding copy,

NEW EDITION, ENLARGED, a slightly enlarged version of the important 1779 update and expansion of Hoyle by Jones. .ESTC list 4 locations UK and 8 USA. £75.00

130. JENNER, EDWARD. BARON, JOHN.: The life of Edward Jenner, M.D. LL.D., F.R.S., Physician extraordinary to the king, &c. &c. with illustrations of his doctrines, and selections from his correspondence. London, Henry Colburn, 1827. 8vo, PP xxiv, 624, manuscript poem on Jenner copied on end blank. portrait frontispiece, bound in contemporary half calf, spine gilt ruled with maroon label, upper joint cracked and weak, held on cords, internally clean and tight,

FIRST EDITION; the standard study of Jenner, sometimes but not always found with the 'Historical Review' of vaccination by another hand and published from much later in 1838. With contemporary manuscript poem [?copy] 'Lines on DR Jenner' bound in at the end. £45.00

131. REEVE, THOMAS.: A Cure for the Epidemical Madness of Drinking Tar Water, lately imported from Ireland by a certain R-t R-d Doctor. In a letter to his L-p. By T. R. M.D. London, John and Paul Knapton, 1744. 8vo, PP [4], 66, half title, disbound, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION; an attack upon George Berkely's 'Siris' recommending tar-water's medicinal properties. 'Leading the attack from the medical establishment was Dr. Thomas Reeve, later President of the Royal College of Physicians, who argued that Siris was riddled with scientific errors.' £95.00

132. VENETTE, NICHOLAS.: Tableau de l'Amour Conjugal, Ou la Generation de l'Homme. Divise en Quatre Parties. Amsterda, 'Aux Depens de la Campagnie', 1745, 2 volumes, 18mo, PP 55, [1], 380, [4]: [2], 366, [3], title pages in red and black, engraved frontispiece and 4 plate in volume one and 7 plates in volume 2, attractively bound in 19th century half panelled calf spines gilt with double red/brown labels and raised bands, light wear to joints and minor marginal worming in second volume, else an excellent clean sound set,



NOUVELLE EDITION; one of the numerous editions of this celebrated work after its first appearance in 1686. Venette was a French doctor who in Amsterdam, published this first manual of sex as viewed in its medical aspects. It has been long argued that the intention of Venette's work was erotic as well as educational, but whatever it was the most widely read work of its kind in the 18th and early 19th Century. The Amsterdam printing in two volumes are similar to the so-called 'London' - actually Paris editions, but with slightly different plates, Complete copies in fine condition such as this are rare, this printing not in the Welcome who have a large number of editions. £250.00