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[Behring, Collection of nine important Emil von Behring - offprints from the Exile-library of Prof. Dr. Hans Sachs

[Behring, Emil von / Sachs, Hans].

Collection of nine important Emil von Behring – offprints from the Exile-library of Prof. Dr. Hans Sachs, german serologist who had to flee Nazi-germany and died in his Dublin exile in 1945. The collection also includes the original offprint of an obituary for Emil von Behring, published by Hans Sachs in the “Frankfurter Zeitung” in 1917. The rare Offprint by Paul H. Römer (with epilogue by Emil von Behring), is inscribed to Dr.Hans Sachs. The offprints included in this collection are (in order of their publication): 1. Emil von Behring und F(ranz) Nissen – Ueber bacterienfeindliche Eigenschaften verschiedener Blutserumarten – Ein Beitrag zur Immunitätsfrage (1890) / 2. Emil von Behring und (Erich) Wernicke – Ueber Immunisierung und Heilung von Versuchsthieren bei der Diphterie (1892) / 3. Emil von Behring – Über Heilprinzipien, insbesondere über das ätiologische und das isopathische Heilprinzip (1898) / 4. Emil von Behring – Tuberkulosebekämpfung – Vortrag gehalten auf der Versammlung von Naturforschern und Ärzten am 25. September 1903 in Kassel – [Mit Besitzer-Stempel von Dr.Hans Sachs auf Titelbroschur und Titelblatt / With ownership-stamp of Dr. Hans Sachs on cover and titlepage] / 5. Paul H. Römer (Nebst einem Nachwort von Emil von Behring) – Ueber die Einwirkung des galvanischen Stroms auf Tetanus-Gift, Tetanus-Antitoxin und Toxin-Antitoxin-Gemische – [Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Paul Römer “Herrn Dr.Sachs sehr ergebenst – v. V.” [vom Verfasser] / Inscribed by Paul Römer to Dr.Hans Sachs] – [Paul Heinrich Römer, from Kirchhain (near Marburg, Germany), was an important colleague of Behring and Sachs. Subsequently, Römer’s experimental studies on Polio led to Jonas Edward Salk’s and Albert Bruce Sabin’s development of a Polio-vaccine. According to Rudolf Siegert [specialist for the History of the ‘Marburg-Virus’], Paul Heinrich Römer, who died at the early age of 40 in World War One, should have been credited with discovery of the Polio remedy / 6. Emil von Behring – Indikationen für die serumtherapeutische Tetanusbekämpfung (1914) / 7. Emil von Behring und Richard Hagemann – Ueber das Diphterieschutzmittel “TA” (Mit 1 Tafel) und Emil von Behring – Aufgaben und Leistungen meines neuen Diphterieschutzmittels und Richard Hagemann – Ueber von Behring’s neues Diphterieschutzmittel (1914) / 8. Emil von Behring – Experimentelle Analyse und Theorie der anaphylaktischen und apotoxischen Vergiftung (1914) / 9. Emil von Behring (Marburg) – Indikationen und Kontra-Indikationen fuer das neue Diphterieschutzmittel “TA” (1914) / 10. Hans Sachs (Frankfurt) – Nachruf / Obituary – Emil von Behring (Sonderabdruck aus der Frankfurter Zeitung – Erstes Morgenblatt vom 4.April 1917)//

Wiesbaden / Leipzig / Berlin / Marburg , Thieme / Elwert / u.a., 1890 – 1914. Octavo. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear / The earliest offprint by Behring and Nissen, with a faded dampstain to lower margins / Otherwise with some minor fraying to some of the offprints only. Rare, important collection and very interesting association between Emil von Behring, the first Nobel Laureate of Medicine and Dr.Hans Sachs, jewish serologist and pioneer in efficient diagnosis of syphilis and one of the sad examples of the purge of scientists by Hitler’s regime in 1930s germany. / The collection also comes with several important works of Reference including: 1. A copy of Derek S. Linton’s stunning work: “Emil von Behring – Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy” – [Philadelphia, 2005] / 2. also part of the collection is Arthur M. Silverstein’s work on “A History of Immunology” – [San Diego, 1992] see images of this collection !

EUR 4.800,-- 

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Collection of seven publications by and about Agnes Mary Clerke plus one autographed / signed manuscript - letter by Agnes Clerke.

[Clerke, Agnes Mary].

Collection of seven publications by and about Agnes Mary Clerke plus one autographed / signed manuscript – letter by Agnes Clerke. This rare collection includes: 1. A.M.Clerke – Geschichte der Astronomie während des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Gemeinfasslich dargestellt. (Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe von H.Maser) – First german edition of “A popular History of Astronomy during the 19th century” from 1889 – with a signed, contemporary manuscript letter by Agnes Clerke in german (!) regarding this publication / 2. Agnes Clerke – Familiar Studies in Homer (London, 1892) / 3. Agnes Clerke – “The Herschels and Modern Astronomy” (with a loosely inserted portrait of Sir William Herschel) (London, 1895) / 4. Agnes Clerke – “A popular History of Astronomy during the 19th century” (The important Fourth Edition, revised and corrected by the author) (London, Adam and Charles Black, 1902) – Famously: With the vintage photographs pasted to frontispiece and titlepage / 5. Agnes Clerke – “The System of the Stars” – Second Edition (London, 1905) / 6. Agnes Clerke – Modern Cosmogonies (London, 1905) / 7. Agnes Clerke – “A popular History of Astronomy during the 19th century” 1908-Reprint of the important Fourth Edition, revised and corrected by the author) (London, Adam and Charles Black, 1908) / 8. Mary Brueck / Mary Brück – Agnes Mary Clerke & The Rise of Astrophysics (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

A mixture of first and later editions. Berlin / London, Springer / Cassell / Longmans & Green and others, 1889 – 1908. Octavo. More than 2500 pages with many illustrations and diagrams etc. / The vintage letter has two pages filled and signed by Clerke in ink / The only modern publication within the collection is a very important monograph on Clerke by scientist Mary Brueck / Mary Brück, published by Cambridge University Press (275 pages). Original Hardcovers in bespoke protective collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. A stunning collection of all the important publications by this important woman astronomer. Clerke paved the way for women in science and must be seen as the pioneer female astronomer. The price includes an upgrade to worldwide free shipping of the collection per DHL Express Courier.

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Sikes, Personal Papers and Archival Material Related to the Life and Career of S

Sikes, Sylvia / [Natural History of the African Elephant]

Personal Papers / Archive of Material Related to the Life and Career of Zoologist Sylvia Sikes, the Foremost African Elephant Specialist of her time. All materials from her personal collection / working copies and manuscript material. Including her extensive, two-volume-thesis: “Cardiovascular Disease in Freeliving Wild Animals with particular Reference to the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)”. A collection of professional and academic papers, copies of Sikes’ monographs, zoological manuscripts and a plethora of photographs and personal newsletters, letters, pamphlets and manuscripts spanning seven decades of Sikes’ personal and professional life in Africa and the UK. The collection is composed of 92 specific pieces (some of which are comprised of one or more items). A detailed bibliography of the collection has been outlined in a Word Document (please request). The collection also includes personal copies of three monographs Sylvia Sikes has published, an original copy of her two-volume doctoral thesis, 37 academic articles and 5 unpublished draft manuscripts. There are also 7 booklets and a book by a third author among the collection. The collection is rounded off by a large number of vintage colour and monochrome photographs, letters, single-sheet newsletters, newspaper and magazine cuttings.

Africa and the UK, Various, 1937 – 2012. 21 cm x 26 cm – 24.5 cm x 31 cm. Circa 2,500+ pages. Numerous monochrome and colour photographs throughout the collection. Includes Hardcover book with dustjacket, softcover book, reprints of academic journal articles in paper wrappers and a variety of loose material in cellophane files. The archive, running from 1937 to 2012, is contained in two green (24.5 cm x 31 cm x 10.5 cm) boxes, four additional folders (32 cm x 24 cm) and two hardcover volumes (21.5 cm x 26cm). Very good condition.

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