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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • Very scarce
    Defective Vision. Its cause and cure by BLUETT, F.J.
    BLUETT, F.J.
    Defective Vision. Its cause and cure

    London: Rundle & Dore, 1891. A scarce First edition of this wonderful Victorian handbook intended for the public giving simple instruction on errors of refraction, the commoner diseases, preserving eyesight, and the testing of sight. Bound in original hardback, with gilt and black decorations to the red cloth. [8], 63, [1]pp. 170 x 105 mm (6¾ x 4¼ inches). 'The Gentlewoman' a weekly illustrated newspaper for women founded in 1890, and published in London, said the following about this work: "Bearing in mind the importance of good sight and the terrible infliction blindness is, it is astounding that people of intelligence take as little care in the selection of glasses. Mr. F. J. Bluett, an Experienced Ophthalmic Optician, in…

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    London: Rundle & Dore, 1891. A scarce First edition of this wonderful Victorian handbook intended for the public giving simple instruction on errors of refraction, the commoner diseases, preserving eyesight, and the testing of sight. Bound in original hardback, with gilt and black decorations to the red cloth. [8], 63, [1]pp. 170 x 105 mm (6¾ x 4¼ inches). 'The Gentlewoman' a weekly illustrated newspaper for women founded in 1890, and published in London, said the following about this work: "Bearing in mind the importance of good sight and the terrible infliction blindness is, it is astounding that people of intelligence take as little care in the selection of glasses. Mr. F. J. Bluett, an Experienced Ophthalmic Optician, in his work on Defective Vision gives some useful hints on Short-sight, Long-sight, Astigmatism, &c., and indicates the best glasses to he worn in each case."

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    Condition: Slight fading at head of spine, and on spine side of back board. Front and back end papers are darkened. Ownership in ink to FFEP reads: 'Mrs Hudleston, Hutton John'. She was the wife of Ferdinand Hudleston, and lived at Hutton John - a large fortified manor house, near Penrith in Cumbria.

    Book ID: 2816
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  • Description des Experiences de la Machine Aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, by De SAINT-FOND, Faujas.
    De SAINT-FOND, Faujas.
    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 & traveller) 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 & traveller) 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). Frontis, xl, 1-299, [vii] - 8 plates.

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    Condition: 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.

    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. 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)…

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    Paris: J. Rothschild, 1881. 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). 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. 

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    Book ID: 2956
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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.

    Book ID: 1851
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  • Interesting Illustrated Treatise on Natural Medicine Signed by the Author
    Historie Naturelle et Medicale des Casses, et Particulierment de la Casse et Des Senses Employes en Medecine; by COLLADON, L. Theod. Frederic
    COLLADON, L. Theod. Frederic
    Historie Naturelle et Medicale des Casses, et Particulierment de la Casse et Des Senses Employes en Medecine;

    Montpellier: Jean Martel, 1816. 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. 250 x 200 mm (9¾ x 7¾ inches).

    Condition: 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.

    Book ID: 2271
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  • History of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society by BENSON, Albert Emerson
    BENSON, Albert Emerson
    History of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

    Massachusetts: Horticultural Society, 1929. First edition. Original navy blue buckram with gilt title to front board and spine. ix, 553 pp. (including index). Frontispiece of Horticultural Hall, several portraits, details of exhibitions. 235 x 165 mm (9¼ x 6½ inches).

    Condition: In a good condition. Lightly bumped to edges. Neat owner's name to front pastedown.

    Book ID: 2051
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  • The plate volume of this work on toxicology
    Lecons de Medecine Legale - Planches by ORFILA, Mathieu-Joseph-Bonaventure.
    ORFILA, Mathieu-Joseph-Bonaventure.
    Lecons de Medecine Legale - Planches

    Paris: Béchet jeune, 1832. Half leather with marbled boards. Gilt titles to the spine. The hinges of the spine have a little cracking, but are still holding well. Marbled end papers.
    This is a "First Thus" and seems to be an expanded edition. Originally published by Bechet Jeune between 1823-26, this edition was published in 1832. In addition to the 21 numbered plates, there are 5 marked biz, plus engraved title, so a total of 27 plates.
    7 of the plates are hand coloured. Curiously, every copy I have seen online has 7 hand coloured plates, presumably the same ones. The plates depict poisonous snakes, plants, fungi etc.
    Most of the pages are in very good…

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    Paris: Béchet jeune, 1832. Half leather with marbled boards. Gilt titles to the spine. The hinges of the spine have a little cracking, but are still holding well. Marbled end papers.
    This is a "First Thus" and seems to be an expanded edition. Originally published by Bechet Jeune between 1823-26, this edition was published in 1832. In addition to the 21 numbered plates, there are 5 marked biz, plus engraved title, so a total of 27 plates.
    7 of the plates are hand coloured. Curiously, every copy I have seen online has 7 hand coloured plates, presumably the same ones. The plates depict poisonous snakes, plants, fungi etc.
    Most of the pages are in very good condition. The title has a touch of darkening and staining to the corners. The first 12 plates have light staining (water?) to the spine edge, not affecting engraving. Tab 2 has loss to the edge (not affecting plate). 3 of the coloured engravings of mushrooms have had closed tears repaired to the rear with archival tape. Not particularly noticeable to the image.
    A pioneering work on forensic medicine. The author is famous for being one of the founders of toxicology. Originally a Spanish chemist, he naturalised in France, and his treatise on poisons was published in 1814. It was in this period, that analytical chemistry provided a new method for identifying toxins.
    Collation: tab 1 - 21, 1 bis, 3 bis, 4 bis, 7 bis, 11 bis these interleaved at the correct leaf.
    21 cm x 13.5 cm.

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    Book ID: 2739
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  • Les Maladies Vénériennes No. 1 by SIBOULET, Dr A.
    SIBOULET, Dr A.
    Les Maladies Vénériennes No. 1

    Paris: Galliena S.A, 1970. A record (vinyl) and chart in the Enquete epidemiologiue series. Very nice condition. Double album cover with information and charts. One record (as issued). Looks to be in unplayed perfect condition, but not tested. Cover is clean and tidy with a touch of bumping only. Health education in French. Of particular interest is the 'chain de contamination' - looking at the gender split shows a few prejudices of the time! 310 by 315mm (12¼ by 12½ inches).

    Book ID: 2391
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  • Les Orchidées. Culture, Propagation, Nomenclature by DELCHEVALERIE, G.
    DELCHEVALERIE, G.
    Les Orchidées. Culture, Propagation, Nomenclature

    Paris: Librairie Agicole de la Maison Rustique, 1869. Recent full green half leather with gilt titles and marbled boards. Slight handling, but very good condition. Original yellow soft covers bound in. To the top of the cover is written "hommage a l'author" The soft binding is slightly darkened. The pages have a little foxing throughout, but a very nice copy of this uncommon work. The printing date is written in ink to the title page. 134, 36 pp. This is part of the Bibliotheque du Jardinier. To the rear is bound in the 36 page catalogue of the Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique. 190 by 110mm (7½ by 4¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3082
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