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  • A Key to the Skulls of North American Mammals by GLASS, Bryan P.
    GLASS, Bryan P.
    A Key to the Skulls of North American Mammals

    Stillwater: Oklahoma State University, 1965. Signed dedication by Bryan P. Glass to the front in ink. Illustrated pale green paperback covers, with green cloth spine. Front cover is age toned to the very edges. Copyright 1951, but this is stated as the seventh printing from 1965. Illustrated with over 100 b/w fascinating anatomical drawings. Clean inside. 53 pages. 280 x 215 mm (11 x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 3049
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  • A Natural History of British Moths - 4 volumes by MORRIS, The Reverend F. O.
    MORRIS, The Reverend F. O.
    A Natural History of British Moths - 4 volumes

    London: John C. Nimmo, 1891. Four Volumes. Third Edition. Complete with 132 plates.Containing nearly two thousand specimens all coloured by hand. Original dark green decorated buckram. Slight fading / rubbing to the gilt. Handling to top and base of spine. Bump / crease to the front of vol III (not as bad as it sounds!). Internally clean and tidy with slight foxing to the end papers. A Very nice copy.
    xvi, 253., iv, 180., iv, 233., iv, 5-322. pp.
    260 by 160mm (10¼ by 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2171
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  • A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls, by JEFFRIES, David
    JEFFRIES, David
    A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls, In Which Their Importance Is Considered: And Plain Rules Are Exhibited for Ascertaining the Value of Both; And the True Method of Manufacturing Diamonds.

    London: W. L. Molyneux, 1871. Fourth edition (first 1750) in blue cloth hardback. Gilt decoration to front board and gilt title to spine. Boards bumped, and faded to spine edge. Spine has a horizontal split in the centre of the cloth. Ex Libris to front pastedown. Old newspaper clipping to the front free endpaper. This has transferred toning to the title page. Otherwise very clean and tidy inside. Pagination: xxiii, 96, 30 (tables). 180 x 110 mm (7 x 4¼ inches).

    Famous handbook for jewellers and antique dealers, or those with gemology collections.

    Book ID: 2960
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  • Album de L'internat 1933 - 1934 by PETIT, Pierre (Ed)
    PETIT, Pierre (Ed)
    Album de L'internat 1933 - 1934

    Paris: Societe Generale des Eaux Minerales de Vittel, 1934. Originaly hardback, faux crocodile skin covered boards with gilt titles. A touch of rubbing to the edges of the front board. Slight bowing to the front board. Blue cloth spine. Unpaginated. Title, memorial to Dr Maurice Casternan - the secretary general of l'association des Ancients Internes until his death in 1933. Frontis illustration showing the Ball of 19333 (a rather rowdy party!). Each hopital in the Paris region is then celebrated with photographs of the medical staff at each, and with their names below. The photographs are taken by Pierre Petit. (They are here printed, rather than tipped in). Often there is also a photograph of the hospital itself. Internally…

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    Paris: Societe Generale des Eaux Minerales de Vittel, 1934. Originaly hardback, faux crocodile skin covered boards with gilt titles. A touch of rubbing to the edges of the front board. Slight bowing to the front board. Blue cloth spine. Unpaginated. Title, memorial to Dr Maurice Casternan - the secretary general of l'association des Ancients Internes until his death in 1933. Frontis illustration showing the Ball of 19333 (a rather rowdy party!). Each hopital in the Paris region is then celebrated with photographs of the medical staff at each, and with their names below. The photographs are taken by Pierre Petit. (They are here printed, rather than tipped in). Often there is also a photograph of the hospital itself. Internally clean and tidy throughout. An excellent example 230 by 320mm (9 by 12½ inches). Relié à l'origine, planches recouvertes de fausse peau de crocodile avec titres dorés. Une touche de frottement sur les bords du plat avant. Légère courbure au premier plat. Dos en toile bleue. Non paginé. Titre, mémorial au Dr Maurice Casternan - le secrétaire général de l'association des Anciens Internes jusqu'à sa mort en 1933. Illustration frontis montrant le Bal de 19333 (une fête plutôt tapageuse !). Chaque hôpital de la région parisienne est ensuite célébré avec des photographies du personnel médical à chacun, et avec leurs noms ci-dessous. Les photographies sont prises par Pierre Petit. (Ils sont ici imprimés, plutôt que renversés). Souvent, il y a aussi une photographie de l'hôpital lui-même. Intérieurement propre et rangé partout. Un excellent exemple de 230 par 320 mm (9 par 12½ pouces).

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    Book ID: 3286
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  • Album de Orchidées de l'Europe central et septentrionale by CORREVON, H.
    CORREVON, H.
    Album de Orchidées de l'Europe central et septentrionale

    Geneve & Paris: Georg & Cie. & O. Doin, 1899. First Edition. With 59 beautiful colour illustrated plates and one in b/w. Text in French. Hardback in original green/ blue cloth with titles in gilt to front board and spine. Boards have some handling. Clean and tidy inside, with just a little age toning close to the inside edge. 90 pages plus plates, a table de planches and adverts to rear. 250 x 165 mm (9¾ x 6½ inches). Première édition. Avec 59 belles planches illustrées en couleurs et une en n/b. Couverture cartonnée en toile verte/bleue d'origine avec titres dorés sur le premier plat et le dos. Les planches ont une certaine manipulation. Intérieur propre et bien rangé,…

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    Geneve & Paris: Georg & Cie. & O. Doin, 1899. First Edition. With 59 beautiful colour illustrated plates and one in b/w. Text in French. Hardback in original green/ blue cloth with titles in gilt to front board and spine. Boards have some handling. Clean and tidy inside, with just a little age toning close to the inside edge. 90 pages plus plates, a table de planches and adverts to rear. 250 x 165 mm (9¾ x 6½ inches). Première édition. Avec 59 belles planches illustrées en couleurs et une en n/b. Couverture cartonnée en toile verte/bleue d'origine avec titres dorés sur le premier plat et le dos. Les planches ont une certaine manipulation. Intérieur propre et bien rangé, avec juste un peu d'âge près du bord intérieur. 90 pages plus planches, table de planches et publicités au verso. 250 × 165 mm

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    Book ID: 3303
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  • Album des orchidées d'Europe by CORREVON, Henry
    CORREVON, Henry
    Album des orchidées d'Europe 66 planches coloriées

    Genève: H. Correvon, "Floraire", 1923. Second edition revised and improved. Softback illustrated covers, a little rubbed. Signed inscription by Henry Correvon to the half title page. Complete. With a list of all 66 gorgeous colour plates. 66 pages. 255 x 165 mm (10 x 6½ inches).

    Book ID: 3327
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  • Amber Eyes by MEANEY. Joseph,
    MEANEY. Joseph,
    Amber Eyes

    London: Sands: 1942. Pink card covers. Originally intended to have a dust wrapper, so no titles on the card covers at all. Gift inscription to the front end paper. Frontis photograph and 7 further photographic plates. (Lacks one photograph) An account of dogs that the author has known, and characters who have been involved with dogs. 102 pages.

    Condition: The pink card is clean and tidy, with just a touch of darkening to the edges. White mark to the rear panel. Inside, the book is clean and tidy, but on slightly darkened economy wartime paper. Gift inscription to the front end paper (Nov. 1942). 8 of 9 photographs present (lacks "Rags and tatters".

    Book ID: 1341
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  • American and European Railway Practice in the Economical Generation of Steam. by HOLLEY, Alexander L.
    HOLLEY, Alexander L.
    American and European Railway Practice in the Economical Generation of Steam. Including The Materials and Construction of Coal-Burning Boilers, Combustion, The Variable Blast, Vaporization, Circulation, Superheating, Supplying and Heating Feed Water, Etc.,

    New York & London: D. Van Nostrand & Sampson Low, Son & Co, 1861. Attractive first edition in original black blind stamped buckram with gilt titles to spine. The binding is quite rubbed to the front hinge with cracking to the spine edge. A little bumping. Small bookseller stamp from A. Franck in Paris to the inside paste down. Moderate foxing to the end papers, and light foxing, particularly to the edges of the rest of the book. The binding shows signs of having been re-sewn at some point to plate 17 - it would appear the block split. The repair is quite crude but only at this point and not affecting plate. Complete with all 77 engraved plates.…

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    New York & London: D. Van Nostrand & Sampson Low, Son & Co, 1861. Attractive first edition in original black blind stamped buckram with gilt titles to spine. The binding is quite rubbed to the front hinge with cracking to the spine edge. A little bumping. Small bookseller stamp from A. Franck in Paris to the inside paste down. Moderate foxing to the end papers, and light foxing, particularly to the edges of the rest of the book. The binding shows signs of having been re-sewn at some point to plate 17 - it would appear the block split. The repair is quite crude but only at this point and not affecting plate. Complete with all 77 engraved plates. Lovely Frontis engraving of a steam locomotive, "The Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works". Discrete library / owner's stamp to the title page shows that this belonged to the Chemins de Fer in Algeria. After the title and colophon, there is a full page railway map of Great Britain in 1858. Many of the engravings are very specific engine parts shown in full detail, others show whole locomotives. 192 pages + plates. 370 x 250 mm (14½ x 9¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 3310
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  • Scarce work on correcting vision problems
    An Essay on Vision Briefly Explaining the Fabric of the Eye and the Nature of Vision. by ADAMS, George
    ADAMS, George
    An Essay on Vision Briefly Explaining the Fabric of the Eye and the Nature of Vision. Intended for the service of those whose Eyes are Weak or Impaired: Enabling them to form an accurate idea of the true state of their sight, the means of preserving it, together with proper rules for ascertaining when spectacles are necessary, and how to choose them without injuring the sight.

    London: The author by R. Hindmarsh, 1792. Second edition. Full marbled leather with titles to spine. There is some edge wear, with 5 cm of edge loss to the base of the spine, and some loss to the front board where the leather has worn through.
    Folding engraved plate with a small repair to the foot of the plate. The rest of the book is in good, slightly darkened condition. Bound to the rear is a 14 page catalogue of spectacles and other equipment.
    viii, 157, [1], [14], [2], pp. 215 x 140 mm (8½ x 5½ inches). The collation is interesting. The Wellcome Foundation copy has [xi] pages to the front. Pages [ix-xi] are an advert for…

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    London: The author by R. Hindmarsh, 1792. Second edition. Full marbled leather with titles to spine. There is some edge wear, with 5 cm of edge loss to the base of the spine, and some loss to the front board where the leather has worn through.
    Folding engraved plate with a small repair to the foot of the plate. The rest of the book is in good, slightly darkened condition. Bound to the rear is a 14 page catalogue of spectacles and other equipment.
    viii, 157, [1], [14], [2], pp. 215 x 140 mm (8½ x 5½ inches). The collation is interesting. The Wellcome Foundation copy has [xi] pages to the front. Pages [ix-xi] are an advert for other works by the author. In this copy these pages are lacking. In all auction copies we have seen, these pages are also lacking, and it would seem that the publisher often did not include them. However, in this copy, there is an additional leaf to the rear, which has substantially the same information. This leaf is dated 1799. It would seem that by 1799, the publisher was still binding up the second edition, but with an updated "author's works" to the rear.

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    Book ID: 2830
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  • A comprehensive collection of sexual folklore and ethnology
    Anthropophyteia Jahrbucher. by KRAUSS, Dr. Friedrich S.
    KRAUSS, Dr. Friedrich S.
    Anthropophyteia Jahrbucher. Folkloristische Erhebungen und Forschungen zur Entwicklungeschichte der geschlechtlichen Moral

    Leipzig: Deutsche Verlag-Aktien-Gesellschaft, 1904-1913. First Edition. 10 hardback volumes (I-X). Complete - although Krauss did later add supplementary volumes. Privately printed by Krauss. (From Vol. VII onwards publication is by the Ethnologischer Verlag). Some of the volumes are numbered, indicating a limited edition, but this is different with each volume. The Anthropophyteia is probably the most comprehensive collection of sexual folklore and ethnological sex research and one of the most important basic works on sex research and the history of customs and, in its outstanding achievement, the most important work in the life's work of FS Krauss. From Vol VII onwards, Freud contributed to the work. Red cloth with gilt titles to each volume. Overall in very good condition,…

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    Leipzig: Deutsche Verlag-Aktien-Gesellschaft, 1904-1913. First Edition. 10 hardback volumes (I-X). Complete - although Krauss did later add supplementary volumes. Privately printed by Krauss. (From Vol. VII onwards publication is by the Ethnologischer Verlag). Some of the volumes are numbered, indicating a limited edition, but this is different with each volume. The Anthropophyteia is probably the most comprehensive collection of sexual folklore and ethnological sex research and one of the most important basic works on sex research and the history of customs and, in its outstanding achievement, the most important work in the life's work of FS Krauss. From Vol VII onwards, Freud contributed to the work. Red cloth with gilt titles to each volume. Overall in very good condition, with many of the pages uncut. A little bumping and edgewear overall. Vol I (1904) is clean and bright, with a little fading to the spine. Smaller catalogue bound in to rear; Vol II (1905) has some water staining to the front board. Smaller catalogue (32 pages) outlining Duhren's work on Marquis de Sade bound in to rear; Vol III(1906) good overall condition. 11 photographic plates bound in to the rear; Vol IV (1907) good overall condition. 10 photographic plates to rear; Vol V (1908) good overall condition. 9 photographic plates to rear; Vol VI, (1909) good overall condition. A little crinkling to the cloth on the spine. 22 photographic and illustrated plates; Vol VII. (1910) good overall condition. 19 photographic plates to rear; Vol VIII, (1911) Good overall condition. 29 photographic plates; Vol IX, (1912) Good overall condition. 16 photographic plates; Vol X, (1913): 5 photographic plates. This final volume contains the Jahrbucher, followed by the Erotische Zabuerwahnprozesse zu Berlin im Jahre 1913: Collation: XXIV, 530, [2]; XVI, 480, [4]; VI, 449, [6], 18, XI (plates); IV, 479, [9], X (plates); 413, [9], IX (plates); 519, [4], XXII (plates); 539 (including 19 plates); 528, [8], XXIX (plates); 602, [6], XVI (plates); 416, 69, V (plates). 270 x 200 mm (10¾ x 7¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 3331
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  • Archaeology of the Bronze and Iron Age: Experimental Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology, Archaeological Parks by JEREM, E. and POROSZLAI, I.
    JEREM, E. and POROSZLAI, I.
    Archaeology of the Bronze and Iron Age: Experimental Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology, Archaeological Parks Proceedings of the International Archaeological Conference 1996

    Budapest: Archaeolingua, 1999. Hardback book. No dust jacket, so as was produced. Proceedings of the International Archaeological Conference 1996, which took place at the 'Matrica' Museum in Százhalombatta (Hungary). In both English and German text, on high gloss paper. 488 pages. This work is a wide range of papers, with various information and interpretations; its aim to transcend the limits of traditional archaeology.

    Condition: Good clean condition, both inside and out.

    Book ID: 2835
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  • Blood & Oil by FARMANFARMAIAN, Manucher & Roxane
    FARMANFARMAIAN, Manucher & Roxane
    Blood & Oil Memoirs of a Persian Prince

    New York: Random House, 1997. Signed by both authors to half title page. Reprint (3rd impression). A memoir of Iran before the revolution. 514 [iii]. pp
    240 by 160 mm (9½ by 6¼ inches).

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 2038
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  • Catalogue of the Library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Two parts in one volume. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Catalogue of the Library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Two parts in one volume. Part 1. Alphabetical list of authors and titles & Part 2. Subject catalogue

    Mansfield CT: Maurizio Martino, 1995. Limited to 150 copies. Facsimile of the 1918-1920 Cambridge University Press edition. In original green cloth with gilt title to spine. No dust wrapper, as issued. 587 pp. 280 x 220 mm (11 x 8¾ inches).

    Condition: In very good condition. Pages clean and binding tight.

    Book ID: 2090
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  • Commentarium de Urethrae Corporis Glandisque Structura by MORESCHII, Alexandri. [MORESCHI, Alessandro]
    MORESCHII, Alexandri. [MORESCHI, Alessandro]
    Commentarium de Urethrae Corporis Glandisque Structura

    Mediolani: Ex Tipografia Joannis Pirottae, 1817. First edition of this large and important work on the structure of the urethra. Four large engraved plates by Filippo Bedetti, engraved by Carlo Dellarocca, to the rear of the book. Green softback covers with some marking to the cover. The paper on the spine has has considerable loss, but the binding is still holding well. Internally mainly clean, with a little marking, foxing and few small worm holes. Plates have light staining to the edges, but still mainly clean and tidy. A scarce item. xii, 60 pp. 460 x 330 mm (18 x 13 inches)

    In the beginning of the 19th century, when both vascular and cellular texture theories concerning
    the penis…

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    Mediolani: Ex Tipografia Joannis Pirottae, 1817. First edition of this large and important work on the structure of the urethra. Four large engraved plates by Filippo Bedetti, engraved by Carlo Dellarocca, to the rear of the book. Green softback covers with some marking to the cover. The paper on the spine has has considerable loss, but the binding is still holding well. Internally mainly clean, with a little marking, foxing and few small worm holes. Plates have light staining to the edges, but still mainly clean and tidy. A scarce item. xii, 60 pp. 460 x 330 mm (18 x 13 inches)

    In the beginning of the 19th century, when both vascular and cellular texture theories concerning
    the penis structure were still coexisting, three figures were involved in the controversy about the priority of
    the discovery of the vascular nature of human erectile tissues: Paolo Mascagni (1755-1815), represented by
    his pupil Tommaso Farnese (1780-1829), and Alessandro Moreschi (1771-1826). In the Elogio del celebre
    anatomico Paolo Mascagni (1816), Farnese attributed to his mentor the demonstration in 1809 of the continuity between arteries and veins and the description of venous plexuses, this term replacing the previous (and misleading) name of spongy body attributed to the inner part of penis. But in 1817 Moreschi inflamed the dispute, claiming for the priority of that discovery, with the publication of his anatomical work and a polemical essay against Farnese. Farnese promptly replied with Note addizionali del Dottore Tommaso Farnese al suo elogio di Paolo Mascagni (1818), where he reported a meeting with Moreschi in Bologna in 1810. On that occasion, Farnese explained a Mascagni's technique to perfuse urethral blood vessels that Moreschi would have plagiarized. Furthermore, Farnese also included eight testimonies claiming to have seen Mascagni performing such injections before 1810. The Prodromo della grande anatomia, a posthumous work of Mascagni edited in 1819, includes a plate dedicated to the structure of the urethra and a comprehensive view of this scientific story. In short, Mascagni developed a technique to inject urethral blood vessels, but Moreschi was the first to publish an accurate work on this subject. For this reason, many Italian and international authors have attributed to the latter the discovery of the venous circulation of the urethra. Edition originale de ce grand et important ouvrage sur la structure de l'urètre. Quatre grandes planches gravées par Filippo Bedetti, gravées par Carlo Dellarocca, au dos du livre. Couvertures vertes avec quelques marques sur la couverture. Le papier sur le dos a une perte considérable, mais la reliure tient toujours bien. Intérieur principalement propre, avec un peu de marquage, des rousseurs et quelques petits trous de vers. Les assiettes ont de légères taches sur les bords, mais restent généralement propres et bien rangées. Un objet rare. xii, 60 pages. 460 x 330 mm (18 x 13 pouces)

    Au début du XIXe siècle, lorsque les théories de la texture vasculaire et cellulaire concernant
    la structure du pénis coexistaient encore, trois personnalités étaient impliquées dans la polémique sur la priorité de
    la découverte de la nature vasculaire des tissus érectiles humains : Paolo Mascagni (1755-1815), représenté par
    son élève Tommaso Farnese (1780-1829) et Alessandro Moreschi (1771-1826). Dans l'Elogio del celebre
    anatomico Paolo Mascagni (1816), Farnèse attribue à son mentor la démonstration en 1809 de la continuité entre les artères et les veines et la description des plexus veineux, ce terme remplaçant le nom précédent (et trompeur) de corps spongieux attribué à la partie interne du pénis. Mais en 1817, Moreschi enflamma la dispute, revendiquant la priorité de cette découverte, avec la publication de son ouvrage anatomique et d'un essai polémique contre Farnèse. Farnese a rapidement répondu avec Note addizionali del Dottore Tommaso Farnese al suo elogio di Paolo Mascagni (1818), où il a rapporté une rencontre avec Moreschi à Bologne en 1810. À cette occasion, Farnese a expliqué la technique de Mascagni pour perfuser les vaisseaux sanguins de l'urètre que Moreschi aurait plagié. En outre, Farnèse a également inclus huit témoignages affirmant avoir vu Mascagni effectuer de telles injections avant 1810. Le Prodromo della grande anatomia, un ouvrage posthume de Mascagni édité en 1819, comprend une planche consacrée à la structure de l'urètre et une vue complète de ce scientifique récit. Bref, Mascagni a mis au point une technique pour injecter des vaisseaux sanguins urétraux, mais Moreschi a été le premier à publier un ouvrage précis sur ce sujet. Pour cette raison, de nombreux auteurs italiens et internationaux ont attribué à ce dernier la découverte de la circulation veineuse de l'urètre.

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    Book ID: 3041
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  • Congenital Club-Foot by BROCKMAN, E. P. M.Chir., F.R.C.S.
    BROCKMAN, E. P. M.Chir., F.R.C.S.
    Congenital Club-Foot (Talipes Equinovarus)

    Bristol: John Wright & Sons Ltd, 1930. First edition. In burgundy buckram, with debossed title to front board, and gilt stamped title to spine.
    110 pp. with 92 illustrations / photographs. This is regarded as a seminal work on this subject. Brockman was a well respected Orthopaedic specialist, who worked at both St. Thomas' and Westminster Hospitals.

    Condition: A couple of small minor marks to the front and rear boards. Title page has the previous owner signature of Sir Henry Osmond-Clarke (Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Queen from 1965 to 1973).

    Book ID: 2321
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  • Cool Orchids and How to Grow Them by BURBIDGE, F. W.
    BURBIDGE, F. W.
    Cool Orchids and How to Grow Them With a Descriptive list of all the Best Species in Cultivation

    London: Robert Hardwicke, 1874. A lovely copy of this first edition. green cloth with gilt titles and border to the front board. Frontis engraving of an Orchid House (complete with waterfall). 4 beautifully hand coloured plates and black and white engraved vignettes and illustrations throughout. The cloth is in very nice clean condition, with just a little bumping to the top of the spine. Internally clean, but very slightly darkened. iv. 160 pages. 180 by 120mm (7 by 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3081
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  • Description des Experiences de la Machine Aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, by FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, M.
    FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, M.
    Description des Experiences de la Machine Aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, et de celles auxquelles cette decouverte a donne lieu;

    Paris: Chez Cuchet: 1783. Fairly recent French full leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond (a French geologist & traveler) produced this work in 1783 as the Montgolfier brothers were conducting their experiments. This is the revised edition of the book - with a supplement and further information about the brother's experiments in June-September 1783. There is a brief supplement to the rear adding information about the flight of November 21, in which Pilâtre de Rozier, accompanied by the Marquis d'Arlandes, made the first aerial voyage in history - this last flight is often recorded in engravings as the first flight over Paris. There was a second continuation volume issued in 1784. 9…

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    Paris: Chez Cuchet: 1783. Fairly recent French full leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond (a French geologist & traveler) produced this work in 1783 as the Montgolfier brothers were conducting their experiments. This is the revised edition of the book - with a supplement and further information about the brother's experiments in June-September 1783. There is a brief supplement to the rear adding information about the flight of November 21, in which Pilâtre de Rozier, accompanied by the Marquis d'Arlandes, made the first aerial voyage in history - this last flight is often recorded in engravings as the first flight over Paris. There was a second continuation volume issued in 1784. 9 engravings (number 5 is the frontis illustration). The leather binding is in good clean and tidy condition, with just a touch of bumping to the corners. Internally the book is in very nice condition, with just the odd foxing spot, although these are more prevalent to the beginning, and the title page is significantly spotted. Frontis, xl, 1-299, [vii] - 8 plates. Reliure plein cuir de France assez récente, avec titres et décor dorés au dos. Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond (géologue et voyageur français) a réalisé ce travail en 1783 alors que les frères Montgolfier menaient leurs expériences. Il s'agit de l'édition révisée du livre - avec un supplément et de plus amples informations sur les expériences du frère en juin-septembre 1783. Il y a un bref supplément à l'arrière ajoutant des informations sur le vol du 21 novembre, dans lequel Pilâtre de Rozier, accompagné de le marquis d'Arlandes, a effectué le premier voyage aérien de l'histoire - ce dernier vol est souvent enregistré dans les gravures comme le premier survol de Paris. Il y avait un deuxième volume de continuation publié en 1784. 9 gravures (le numéro 5 est l'illustration du frontis). La reliure en cuir est en bon état propre et bien rangé, avec juste une touche de cognement aux coins. À l'intérieur, le livre est en très bon état, avec juste quelques rousseurs, bien que celles-ci soient plus fréquentes au début, et la page de titre est considérablement tachetée. Frontis, xl, 1-299, [vii] - 8 plates.

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    Book ID: 1849
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  • Diamant et pierres Precieuse. Cristallographie - emplois - evaluation - commerce. Bijoux-joyaux - orfevreries au point de vue de leur histoire et de leur travail by FONTENAY, Eugene, JANNETTAZ, Edourad, VANDERHEYM, Emile & COUTANCE, Amedee.
    FONTENAY, Eugene, JANNETTAZ, Edourad, VANDERHEYM, Emile & COUTANCE, Amedee.
    Diamant et pierres Precieuse. Cristallographie - emplois - evaluation - commerce. Bijoux-joyaux - orfevreries au point de vue de leur histoire et de leur travail

    Paris: J. Rothschild, 1881. With coloured engraved frontispiece of ten different gemstones and 346 woodcut engraved in-text figures. Second edition. Original printed publisher's wrappers. Renewed spine, with some small tears to the paper wrappers, which are a little work and frayed. Frontis is a little loose, but holding. Some foxing, sometimes affecting text, especially in the first and last pages of the book. Still in sound condition.  "One of the principal works on gemstones in the french language during the late nineteenth century" (Schuh). Written by the natural scientist Eduoard Jannettaz (1832-1899), the diamond expert Emile Vanderheym (1833-1889), the pharmacologist and botanist Amedee Coutance (1824-1895), and the jeweller Eugene Fontanay (1824-1887) (One of the most important jewellers and goldsmiths…

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    Paris: J. Rothschild, 1881. With coloured engraved frontispiece of ten different gemstones and 346 woodcut engraved in-text figures. Second edition. Original printed publisher's wrappers. Renewed spine, with some small tears to the paper wrappers, which are a little work and frayed. Frontis is a little loose, but holding. Some foxing, sometimes affecting text, especially in the first and last pages of the book. Still in sound condition.  "One of the principal works on gemstones in the french language during the late nineteenth century" (Schuh). Written by the natural scientist Eduoard Jannettaz (1832-1899), the diamond expert Emile Vanderheym (1833-1889), the pharmacologist and botanist Amedee Coutance (1824-1895), and the jeweller Eugene Fontanay (1824-1887) (One of the most important jewellers and goldsmiths in France. The first edition was also printed in Paris in 1881 by Rothschild. The work provides important information not only on gemstones, but also on crystallography. The work can be divided into three parts. The first deals with crystallography in detail. The second is more of an encyclopaedia of gemstones. The third part is for jewellers and goldsmiths. The book contains descriptions of items shown in te Paris Universal Exposition of 1878. The book ends with a large account on pearls, and some remarks on corals. The work remained the standard work on gemstones until 1914, when Jean Escard published his "Les Pierres Precieuses" so is one of the most important works in the history of French mineralogy and earth sciences.  Avec frontispice gravé en couleur de dix pierres précieuses différentes et 346 figures gravées sur bois gravées dans le texte. Deuxième édition. Emballages originaux de l'éditeur imprimés. Dos renouvelé, avec quelques petites déchirures sur les emballages en papier, qui sont un peu travaillés et effilochés. Frontis est un peu lâche, mais tient. Quelques rousseurs, affectant parfois le texte, en particulier dans les première et dernière pages du livre. Toujours en bon état. "Un des principaux ouvrages sur les pierres précieuses en langue française à la fin du XIXe siècle" (Schuh). Écrit par le naturaliste Eduoard Jannettaz (1832-1899), l'expert diamantaire Emile Vanderheym (1833-1889), le pharmacologue et botaniste Amedee Coutance (1824-1895) et le joaillier Eugène Fontanay (1824-1887) (l'un des les plus importants bijoutiers et orfèvres de France.La première édition a également été imprimée à Paris en 1881 par Rothschild.L'ouvrage fournit des informations importantes non seulement sur les pierres précieuses, mais aussi sur la cristallographie. Le travail peut être divisé en trois parties. Le premier traite de la cristallographie en détail. Le second est plutôt une encyclopédie des pierres précieuses. La troisième partie est destinée aux bijoutiers et aux orfèvres. Le livre contient des descriptions d'objets exposés à l'Exposition universelle de Paris de 1878. Le livre se termine par un grand compte rendu sur les perles et quelques remarques sur les coraux. L'ouvrage est resté le travail standard sur les pierres précieuses jusqu'en 1914, lorsque Jean Escard a publié ses "Les Pierres Précieuses", c'est donc l'un des ouvrages les plus importants de l'histoire de la minéralogie française et des sciences de la terre. Xii, 580 pages. Sinkankas 3182, cf Schuh 2455 (1ère édition 1881, Paris) Sinkankas 3181 (1ère édition 1881, Paris).

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  • Gedachten over de veranderingen van het weder, by BODE, J. E.
    BODE, J. E.
    Gedachten over de veranderingen van het weder, het onmogelijke en onnuttige van denzelver voorspelling

    Haarlem: A. Loosjes: 1819. Blue paper wraps. "Thoughts on the changes of the weather, the impossible and useless for prediction thereof" Previously in the possession of the Royal Meteorological Society (Symons Bequest) and with their stamp to the front cover. 67 pages. 67 pages.

    Condition: There are a couple of the private library stamps - which are not onerous. There has been staining to the bottom two thirds of the pages across the book - where there is a pale "tide mark." Attractive engraved title page with astrological design to it.

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  • Interesting Illustrated Treatise on Natural Medicine Signed by the Author
    Histoire Naturelle et Médicale des Casses, et Particulièrement de Casse et Des Sénés Employés en Médecine by COLLADON, L. Theod. Frederic
    COLLADON, L. Theod. Frederic
    Histoire Naturelle et Médicale des Casses, et Particulièrement de Casse et Des Sénés Employés en Médecine

    Montpellier: Jean Martel, 1816. First Edition. Signed by the author (unfortunately part of the signature was cropped in re-binding). Mid 20th Century paper covered boards with leather title label to the spine. Very good clean condition. New end papers. Large folding chart of plants covered, and 20 folding engraved plates bound in to rear. Text in French. 140 pages + plates. The half title and title have a touch of darkening and foxing. Other than this, the book is in excellent clean condition. Plates are fresh and bright. 250 x 200 mm (9¾ x 7¾ inches). Première édition. Signé par l'auteur (malheureusement une partie de la signature a été rognée en reliure). Plats recouverts de papier du milieu du…

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    Montpellier: Jean Martel, 1816. First Edition. Signed by the author (unfortunately part of the signature was cropped in re-binding). Mid 20th Century paper covered boards with leather title label to the spine. Very good clean condition. New end papers. Large folding chart of plants covered, and 20 folding engraved plates bound in to rear. Text in French. 140 pages + plates. The half title and title have a touch of darkening and foxing. Other than this, the book is in excellent clean condition. Plates are fresh and bright. 250 x 200 mm (9¾ x 7¾ inches). Première édition. Signé par l'auteur (malheureusement une partie de la signature a été rognée en reliure). Plats recouverts de papier du milieu du 20e siècle avec étiquette de titre en cuir au dos. Très bon état de propreté. Nouveaux papiers de fin. Grande carte dépliante des plantes couvertes, et 20 planches dépliantes gravées reliées au dos. Texte en français. 140 pages + planches. Le faux titre et le titre ont une touche de noircissement et de rousseurs. A part cela, le livre est en excellent état de propreté. Les assiettes sont fraîches et lumineuses. 250 x 200mm

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