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Jacksonville Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Antique Book Library

The purpose of this library is to make available to everyone a collection of important, and in most cases rare, books that might otherwise be unavailable for public use. The majority of volumes date from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Most are in relatively good repair considering their age, but others have become quite fragile and require careful handling.

It is the desire and expectation of the museum staff that these books be used by our patrons in a "hands-on" manner. To gain the best possible insight into our own past, it is essential to involve as many of our senses as feasible while experiencing history. In addition to what written words say to us, we must also heed messages received by other senses. Fingers can feel the pages laced with mildew and scuff marks, symbols of the books' long lives. Some pages are dog-eared and torn from years of service to their various readers over the last century or so. The musty odor of air long-since trapped between the tattered covers is a reminder of people and times gone by.



Catalog of Surgical Instruments, Physicians and Hospital Supplies. Everhart Surgical Supply Company, Atlanta, Georgia. [no date]

Handbook of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Lilly, Eli Lilly & Company. 1920.

Physicians Catalog and Therapeutic Index. Parke, Davis & Company. 1946.


Book on the Physician Himself and Things that Concern his Reputation and Success, 1906.

Cathell, D.[aniel] W.[ebster]

An Illustrated Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, Being a Dictionary of the Technical Terms used by Writers on Medicine and the Collateral Sciences in the Latin, English, French and German Languages, 1893.

Foster, Frank P.

Practical Diagnosis, The Use of Symptoms in the Diagnosis of Disease, 1902.

Hare, Hobart Amory.

A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin, 1892.

Shoemaker, John V.

The Practice of Medicine, A Text-Book for Practitioners and Students with Special Reference to Diagnosis and Treatment, 1914.

Tyson, James

Regional Minor Surgery, Describing the Treatment of Those Conditions Daily Encountered by the General Practitioner, 1902.

Van Schaisk, George Gray

A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, 1885.

Pepper, William.

vol. I General Pathology, Sanitary Science and General Diseases vol. II General Diseases (con't) and Diseases of the Digestive


vol. III Diseases of the Respiratory, Circulatory and Hæmatopoietic Systems

vol. IV Diseases of the Genito-Urinary and Cutaneous Systems -

A Text-Book of Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods,1904.

Boston, L. Napoleon

A Textbook of Legal Medical and Toxicology, 2 vols.1904.

Peterson, Fredrick

A Textbook of Medicine for Students and Practitioners, 1892.

Strümpell, Adolf

A Text-Book of the Practice of Medicine for Students and Practitioners,1907.

Hare, Hobart Amory.

A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine for the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine,1891.

Bartholow, Roberts


Diseases of Metabolism and of the Blood, Animal Parasites, Toxicology, 1910.

Cabot, Richard C.

Diseases of the Nervous System, 1910.

Church, Archibald

Diseases of the Rectum and Anus, Designed for Students and Practitioners of Medicine, 1906.

Gant, Samuel Goodwin

Excessive Venery, Masturbation and Continence, The Etiology, Pathology and Treatment of the Diseases Resulting from Venereal Excesses, Masturbation and Continence, 1884.

Howe, Joseph W.

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, 1948.

Kinsey, Alfred C.

A Textbook of Human Physiology, 1892.

Flint, Austin

A Treatise on Human Physiology,1882.

Dalton, John C.

The Treatment of Fractures, With Notes on a Few Dislocations, 1903.

Scudder, Charles Locke


Conservative Gynecology and Electro-Therapeutics, A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Women and Their Treatment by Electricity. 1906.

Massey, G. Betton

The Difficulties and Emergencies of Obstetric Practice, 1913.

Berkeley, Comyns

A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Women, 1891.

Thomas, T. Gaillard

The Science and Art of Midwifery, 1892.

Lusk, William Thompson

The Technique of Surgical Gynecology.1900.

Goelet, Augustin H.

A Text-Book of Obstetrics, 1909.

Hirst, Barton Cooke

A Treatise on the Science and Practice of Midwifery, 1880.

Playfair, W. S.

Woman, Her Diseases and Remedies, 1895.

Meigs, Charles D.


A Treatise on the Medical and Surgical Diseases of Infancy and Childhood, 1881.

Smith, J. Lewis

A Treatise on the Medical and Surgical Diseases of Infancy and Childhood, 1896.

Smith, J. Lewis


A Manual of the Modern Theory and Techniques of Surgical Asepsis, 1895.

Beck, Carl

Manual of Operative Surgery, 1890.

Bryant, Joseph D.

Modern Surgery, General and 0perative, 1918.

Da Costa, John Chalmers

System of Surgery, 1895.

Dennis, Frederic S.

v. I The History of Surgery - Pathology - Bacteriology - Infections - Anæsthesia - Fractures and Dislocations - Operative Surgery

v. II Minor Plastic and Military Surgery - Disease of the Bones - Orthopedic Surgery Aneurysm - Surgery of the Arteries, Veins and Lymphatics - Diseases and Injuries of the Head - Surgery of the Spine - Surgery of the Nerves

v. III Surgery of Larynx, Tongue, Jaws. Teeth, Salivary Glands, Neck and Chest Diseases and Surgery of the Eye and Ear - Surgical Diseases of the Skin - Surgery of the Genito-Urinary System - Syphilis

v. IV Tumors, Hernia, Almentary Canal and Abdomen, Female Genitals, Breast

The Science and Art of Surgery, Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases and Operations, 2 vols, 1881.

Ericsen, John Eric

The Rules of Aseptic and Antiseptic Surgery, A Practical Treatise for the use of Students and the General Practitioner, 1892.

Gerster, Arpad G.

A Treatise on Surgery by American Authors for Students and Practitioners of Surgery and Medicine, vol. II of ?, Special or Regional Surgery. 1896.

Park, Roswell

Principles of Surgery. 1891.

Senn, N.

A Manual of Operative Surgery, 2 vols. 1892.

Treves, Frederick


A Practical Treatise on Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1886.

Bartholow, Roberts

Forchheimer's Therapeutics of Internal Diseases, 1915.

Billings, Frank

A System of Practical Therapeutics, vols. I (1891 & 1901), II (1891) and IV (1897) of ? ,

Hare, Hobart Amory

Materia, Medica and Therapeutics, With Especial Reference to the Clinical Application of Drugs, vol. 2 of ?, 1891.

Shoemaker, John V.


Special Report on Diseases of Cattle and on Cattle Feeding, 1896, United States Department of Agriculture.

The Cathode Ray Tube, Technology, History and Application, 1991. Keller, Peter A.



Communication and Organizational Behavior, 1967.

Haney, William V.

Looking Ahead, The Papers of David Samoff, 1968.

Samoff, David

Jacksonville, Center for Enterprise Excellence on Florida's First Coast, 1993.

Tanner, Jane (see p. 73)


The Mother Church, A History of the Building of the Original Edifice of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts,1937.

Armstrong, Joseph

History of the United States from Earliest Period to the Administration of James Buchanan, vol. 1 of 3, 1885.

Spencer, J.A.

Marvels of the New West, A Vivid Portrayal of the Stupendous Marvels in the Vast Wonderland West of the Missouri River, 1890 .

Thayer, William M.

Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage, Landmarks for the Future, 1996.

Wood, Wayne W.


The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, 1913.

Baum, L. Frank

Histoire de la Revolution Française, Depuis 1789 Jusqu'en 1814, 1828.

Mignet, F.A.

Rubaiyat, 1983.

Twain, Mark


Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents. Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791, 73 vols., 1896, 1901.

v. 1 1610-1613 Acadia

v. 2 1612-1614 Acadia

v. 3 1611-1616 Acadia

v. 4 1610-1613 Acadia & Quebec

v. 5 1632-1633 Quebec

v. 6 1633-1634 Quebec

v. 7 1632-1633 Quebec, Hurons & Cape Breton

v. 8 1634-1636 Quebec, Hurons & Cape Breton

v. 9 1636 Quebec

v.10 1936 Hurons

v.11 1636-1637 Hurons & Quebec

v.12 1637 Quebec

v.13 1637 Hurons

v.14 1637-1638 Quebec & Hurons

v.15 1638-1639 Quebec & Hurons

v.16 1639 Quebec & Hurons

v.17 1639-1640 Hurons & Three Rivers

v.18 1640 Hurons & Quebec

v.19 1640 Quebec & Hurons

v.20 1640-1641 Hurons & Quebec

v.21 1641-1642 Quebec & Hurons

v.22 1642 Quebec & Hurons

v.23 1642-1643 Hurons, Quebec & Iroquois

v.24 1642-1643 Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.25 1642-1644 Iroquois, Hurons & Quebec

v.26 1642-1644 Lower Canada & Hurons

v.27 1642-1645 Hurons & Lower Canada

v.28 1645-1646 Hurons, Iroquois & Lower Canada

v.29 1646 Iroquois, Lower Canada & Hurons

v.30 1647-1647 Hurons & Lower Canada

v.31 1647 Iroquois, Lower Canada & Abenakis

v.32 1647-1648 Gaspé, Hurons & Lower Canada

v.33 1648-1649 Lower Canada, Algonkins & Hurons

v.34 1649 Lower Canada & Hurons

v.35 1650 Hurons, Lower Canada & Algonkins

v.36 1650-1651 Lower Canada & Abenakis

v.37 1651-1652 Lower Canada & Abenakis

v.38 1652-1655 Abenakis, Lower Canada & Hurons

v.39 1653 Hurons

v.40 1653 Hurons, Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.41 1654-1656 Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.42 1632-1657 Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.43 1640 Hurons & Quebec

v.43 1656-1657 Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.44 1656-1658 Iroquois & Lower Canada

v.45 1659-1660 Lower Canada, Acadia & Iroquois

v. 46 1659-1661 Lower Canada, Ottawas & Canadian Interior

v.47 1661-1663 Iroquois & Lower Canada

v.48 1662-1664 Lower Canada & Ottawas

v.49 1663-1665 Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.50 1664-1667 Lower Canada, Iroquois & Ottawas

v.51 1666-1668 Ottawas, Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.52 1667-1669 Lower Canada, Iroquois & Ottawas

v.53 1669-1670 Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.54 1669-1671 Iroquois, Ottawas & Lower Canada

v.55 1670-1672 Lower Canada, Iroquois & Ottawas

v.56 1671-1672 Lower Canada, Iroquois, Ottawas & Hudson Bay

v.57 1672-1673 Hurons, Iroquois & Ottawas

v.58 1672-1674 Ottawas, Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.59 1673-1677 Lower Canada, Illinois & Ottawas

v.60 1675-1677 Lower Canada, Illinois, Iroquois & Ottawas

v.61 1677-1680 All Missions

v.62 1681-1683 Lower Canada, Iroquois & Ottawas

v.63 1667-1687 Lower Canada & Iroquois

v.64 1689-1695 Ottawas, Lower Canada, Iroquois & Illinois

v.65 1696-1702 Lower Canada & Mississippi Valley

v.66 1702-1712 Illinois, Louisiana, Iroquois & Lower Canada

v.67 1716-1727 Lower Canada, Abenikis & Louisiana

v.68 1720-1736 Lower Canada, Crees & Louisiana

v.69 1710-1756 All Missions

v.70 1747-1764 All Missions

v.71 1759-1791 Lower Canada & Illinois - Miscellaneous Data

v.72 Index A-I

v.73 Index J-Z