A collection of antiquarian and rare books, including first and early editions, relevant to the history of medicine, particularly the innovations and development of 18th- and 19th-century medicine. Featured works include an 1835 edition of The Works of John Hunter, early editions of Medical Inquiries and Observations by Benjamin Rush, and a first edition of The Anatomy of the Brain by Charles Bell.
The specific rare books listed here are constantly changing as we sell and acquire new material, so please check back often and contact us if you’re interested in a title you do not currently see on this page.
Science, Medicine, and Mathematics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, and ephemera relating to the history of science, medicine, and mathematics.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.