Bibliotheca Osleriana

Bibliotheca Osleriana: A Catalogue of Books Illustrating the History of Medicine and Science

WILLIAM OSLER
Copyright Date: 1969
Pages: 832
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    Bibliotheca Osleriana
    Book Description:

    Osler once said, "A library represents the mind of its collector." Bibliotheca Osleriana is more than a catalogue. It is the portrait of a great man.

    eISBN: 978-0-7735-7334-5
    Subjects: History of Science & Technology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. PROLOGUE
    (pp. ix-xiv)
    LLOYD G. STEVENSON

    In Harvey Cushing’sLife of Sir William Osiersome forty libraries are listed by name in the index. Perhaps half a dozen of these are casual references, but many point to long and cherished associations, and a few, such as the entries for the Boston Medical Library, the College of Physicians Library in Philadelphia, or the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland Library, indicate special personal commitments. All this leaves out of account the libraries of McGill, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, and Oxford. Nor is it certain that even the longer list is complete. The private libraries of...

  4. EDITOR'S PREFACE
    (pp. xv-xx)
    W. W. FRANCIS, R. H. HILL and ARCHIBALD MALLOCH
  5. SIR WILLIAM OSLER’S INTRODUCTION THE COLLECTING OF A LIBRARY
    (pp. xxi-xxxii)

    A country parson’s house in Canada in the ‘fifties or ’ sixties had rarely a literary atmosphere. My father’s library, of about 1,500 volumes, was chiefly theological—the usual commentaries, Scott, Henry, and others, with Bingham, Pearson, and the common run of the English divines. There were a few old books, a Breeches Bible, and an early Stow’s Chronicle. Having been at sea, he was fond of books of travel, of Layard, of Rawlinson, of Livingstone. Sunday reading is remembered as a trial. Even now to see a person with a novel on Sunday gives a reflex shock—a reminiscence...

  6. APPENDIX I A RECORD DAY AT SOTHEBY’S
    (pp. xxxiii-xxxv)
  7. APPENDIX II DISTRIBUTION OF SPECIAL BOOKS TO OTHER LIBRARIES
    (pp. xxxvi-xxxviii)
  8. TABLE OF ARRANGEMENT
    (pp. xxxix-xlii)
  9. BIBLIOTHECA PRIMA The Beginnings
    (pp. 1-704)

    1. De rerum natura.

    Theodorus de Ragazonibus. Venice. 4 Sept., 1495.

    Sm. 4⁰; sigs. a-p⁸ q10; 130 leaves; 30, 31 lines; rom. characters; {Venezia, press c, type 9}; no foliation; capital space on 2a, with guide-letter.

    1a[Title]; LVCRETIVS. 2a; T. Lucreti Cari. poetæ philosophici antiquissimi ║ de rerum natura liber primus incipit fœliciter. 130a; Ad Nicolaum Priolum Hieronymi filiū patricium : ║ Illustrem & bonarum artium cultorem. ║ C. Lycinii uersus.

    130a, 1. 22; FINIS.║ Impressum Venetiis per theodorum de ragazonibus ║ de asula dictum bresanū. Anno domini .M.CCCC.║LXXXXV. Die .iiii. septembris. ║ Registrum.║...

    Hain-C. *10283. Proctor 5271. B.M....

  10. INDEX
    (pp. 705-785)
  11. CORRIGENDA
    (pp. 786-786)
  12. ADDENDA AND CORRIGENDA (1969)
    (pp. 787-792)