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  • An association copy of this classic work belonging to Baron Georges Cuvier, the father of Palaeontology
    De Bononiensi Scientiarum et Artium Instituto atque Academia. by Accademia delle scienze dell' Istituto di Bologna.
    Accademia delle scienze dell' Istituto di Bologna.
    De Bononiensi Scientiarum et Artium Instituto atque Academia.

    Bononiae: ex Typographia Lelii a Vulpe. The first five full volumes in this series, containing: Volume 1) Printed 1748 (reprint) [viii], 1-645pp Contains engraved title and 9 full page or folding plates. In two parts. The Commentaria (p1-297) and the Opuscula (301-645). This second part includes the important treatise by Eustachii Manfredd (p599-641 and 2 of the plates) entitled 'De novissimis circa fixorum siderum errores observationibus'. This confirmed James Bradley's hypothesis about astronomical phenomena, and together they provided the first evidence of the Earth's movement around the Sun (Ie the first scientific confirmation of Copernicus' work). (2) Vol. II Part I. printed 1745 (1st edition - possibly later impression as errate shows amendments to August 1745). [vi], 1-506 [ii].…

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    Bononiae: ex Typographia Lelii a Vulpe. The first five full volumes in this series, containing: Volume 1) Printed 1748 (reprint) [viii], 1-645pp Contains engraved title and 9 full page or folding plates. In two parts. The Commentaria (p1-297) and the Opuscula (301-645). This second part includes the important treatise by Eustachii Manfredd (p599-641 and 2 of the plates) entitled 'De novissimis circa fixorum siderum errores observationibus'. This confirmed James Bradley's hypothesis about astronomical phenomena, and together they provided the first evidence of the Earth's movement around the Sun (Ie the first scientific confirmation of Copernicus' work). (2) Vol. II Part I. printed 1745 (1st edition - possibly later impression as errate shows amendments to August 1745). [vi], 1-506 [ii]. pp Engraved title. Commentaria. No plates (none called for). (3) Vol. II part II. Printed 1746. (1st edition errata to July 27th 1746). Viii, 1-406 [ii]. pp Engraved title and 24 engraved plates (complete), (including some lovely plates of the natural world, and some muscle and artery illustrations). This volume sees the first printing of the first volume of 'Opusculorum ad res physicas et mathematicas pertinentium,' introducing hyperbolic functions. In this paper, Riccati derives the law of composition of forces by using the principle of virtual velocities. (4) Vol II part III. printed printed 1747. (1st edition, errata to August 1747). viii, 1-568, [ii]. pp. Engraved title and 15 plates (mainly of mathematical or astronomical topics). 95) Vol. III. printed 1755. (1st edition. Errata to June 1754). [vi], 1-509, [i]. pp. Engraved title. Dedication to Pope Benedict XIV, with a rather lovely vignette initial to this. 13 engraved plates including mathematics, natural history and anatomy. All five volumes are in full calf, with gilt titles and decoration to the spines. Each volume is complete (although there were to be later volumes added to this set until 1791). Internally, each volume is in very good condition, with sound binding. Light to moderate foxing to the pages (including the plates). This set belonged to Georges Cuvier, the celebrated French naturalist, and his stamp appears to the title page of each volume. Cuvier is sometimes referred to as the "founding father of Palaeontology" An opponent of early theories of Evolution (long before Darwin's) he believed that the earth went through cyclical creation and periods of extinction. He identified and named Mastodons and other dinosaurs, and postulated that the Earth went through a period where it was dominated by reptiles. Baron Cuvier was was the director of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris intermittently between the years of 1808 and 1831. Each volume also has the discrete stamp of this museum, further reinforcing the provenance. No further library stamps through volumes.

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  • Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier: by FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, Barthélémy
    FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, Barthélémy
    Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier: et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu: suivie de recherches sur la hauteur à laquelle est parvenu le ballon du Champ-de-Mars

    Paris: Cuchet, 1783. First edition. Fairly recent French full leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond (a French geologist and 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.…

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    Paris: Cuchet, 1783. First edition. Fairly recent French full leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond (a French geologist and 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. This copy has nine 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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  • Early nineteenth century glass technology in Austria and Germany. by SCHOLZ, Professor B. & KIRN,
    SCHOLZ, Professor B. & KIRN,
    Early nineteenth century glass technology in Austria and Germany. Professor B. Scholz and Factory Superintendent Kirn. Translated by Michael Cable.

    Sheffield: The Society of Glass Technology, 2004. Very scarce. First Edition. Paperback in original yellow covers. Translations of important - but strangely neglected - papers on glass making written by two authors between 1820 and 1837. These deserve to be studied by anyone wishing to understand and emulate the most efficient operation of wood-fired glass-melting furnaces. In very good clean condition. x, 286 pp. 205 x 150 mm (8 by 6 inches).

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    Book ID: 4025
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  • Engineering Apprenticeship by HALL, J. & E.
    HALL, J. & E.
    Engineering Apprenticeship

    Dartford: J. & E. Hall, 1954. An attractive copy of this 62 page booklet outlining the history and apprenticeship opportunities at J. & E. Hall in Dartford. Soft cover with photograph tipped onto front cover. Black and white photographs throughout and a colour folding diagram of the apprenticeship scheme to the rear. Owner's signature to title page. Full of information about the company, and engineering generally. A leaflet giving key facts and a humorously detailed set of directions to their offices is loosely inserted. Founded in 1785, the firm originally built steam engines, and developed into offering escalators, lifts and refrigerated units for ships. In 1954 they had provided 65% of the world's units according to Lloyd's register, and…

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    Dartford: J. & E. Hall, 1954. An attractive copy of this 62 page booklet outlining the history and apprenticeship opportunities at J. & E. Hall in Dartford. Soft cover with photograph tipped onto front cover. Black and white photographs throughout and a colour folding diagram of the apprenticeship scheme to the rear. Owner's signature to title page. Full of information about the company, and engineering generally. A leaflet giving key facts and a humorously detailed set of directions to their offices is loosely inserted. Founded in 1785, the firm originally built steam engines, and developed into offering escalators, lifts and refrigerated units for ships. In 1954 they had provided 65% of the world's units according to Lloyd's register, and 93% of British registered ships had a Hall refrigerated unit installed. The firm is still operating today. At the brochure states, "Most boys are born with a natural instinct for engineering. " 235 by 160mm (9¼ by 6¼ inches).

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    Book ID: 3594
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  • Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes, augmentes des Dialogues des morts. Nouvelle edition. by FONTENELLE, [Bernard Le Bouvier de]
    FONTENELLE, [Bernard Le Bouvier de]
    Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes, augmentes des Dialogues des morts. Nouvelle edition.

    Lyon: Amable Leroy, 1804. A very nice copy of this New Edition. Full leather binding with red labels and gilt titles. With engraved folding plate of the Solar System. Binding in immaculate condition. Plate in very good, clean condition, with minor edgewear. Text is in very good, clean condition with a touch of darkening and edgewear. Attractive woodcut vignettes to the front of each section. Lovely edition of Enlightenment essayist Bernard Le Bouvier de Fontenelle's successful popularisation of the Copernican system plus his imaginary dialogues with dead people. xii, 1-394 pp. 190 by 120mm (7½ by 4¾ inches). Très bel exemplaire de cette Nouvelle Edition. Reliure plein cuir avec vignettes rouges et titres dorés. Avec plaque dépliante gravée du…

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    Lyon: Amable Leroy, 1804. A very nice copy of this New Edition. Full leather binding with red labels and gilt titles. With engraved folding plate of the Solar System. Binding in immaculate condition. Plate in very good, clean condition, with minor edgewear. Text is in very good, clean condition with a touch of darkening and edgewear. Attractive woodcut vignettes to the front of each section. Lovely edition of Enlightenment essayist Bernard Le Bouvier de Fontenelle's successful popularisation of the Copernican system plus his imaginary dialogues with dead people. xii, 1-394 pp. 190 by 120mm (7½ by 4¾ inches). Très bel exemplaire de cette Nouvelle Edition. Reliure plein cuir avec vignettes rouges et titres dorés. Avec plaque dépliante gravée du système solaire. Reliure en parfait état. Assiette en très bon état, propre, avec une légère usure des bords. Le texte est en très bon état, propre avec une touche d'assombrissement et d'usure des bords. Attrayantes vignettes gravées sur bois au début de chaque section. Belle édition de l'édition de l'essayiste des Lumières Bernard Le Bouvier de Fontenelle vulgarisation réussie du système copernicien ainsi que ses dialogues imaginaires avec des morts. xii, 1-394 p. 190 par 120mm

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    Book ID: 3487
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  • Grimm's Law: a study by LE MARCHANT DOUSE, T.
    LE MARCHANT DOUSE, T.
    Grimm's Law: a study or hints towards an explanation of the so-called "Lautverschiebung" to which are added some remarks on the primitive Indo-European K and several appendices.

    London and Strassburg: Trübner & Co, 1876. Ex-library, in green cloth hardback binding. The cloth has split to the front hinge, for the entire length, but as this is a surface split, the binding is holding well. There are the usual library stamps inside, plus a bookplate to the front which says it was donated to the library by the executors of the late W. J. Ashdown Esq. Overall an interesting, in generally good condition, and scarce. xvi, 231 pp. 230 x 145 mm (9 x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3973
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  • Handbook of Engraved Gems. by KING, C. W.
    KING, C. W.
    Handbook of Engraved Gems.

    London: George Bell and Sons, 1885. Second edition. A sound copy of this edition. Ex-library copy. Rebound in brown library cloth with gilt titles to spine. Complete, including neatly folded frontispiece, and all woodcut plates, including one other folding. A little bumping to binding. Internally clean, with just a little darkening to some page edges. Usual library stamps - including to title page. Overall an good copy. ix [iii] 288 LXXXVII plates pp. 250 x 170 mm (9¾ x 6¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3980
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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, 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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    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). In a good condition. Lightly bumped to edges. Neat owner's name to front pastedown.

    Book ID: 2051
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  • Injuries of the Jaws and Face. With Special Reference to War Casualties. by WARWICK JAMES, W. / FICKLING, B. W.
    WARWICK JAMES, W. / FICKLING, B. W.
    Injuries of the Jaws and Face. With Special Reference to War Casualties. With 194 illustrations.

    London: John Bale & Staples Limited, 1940. Very scarce. First Edition. Burgundy cloth covered hardback boards with gilt titles to front and spine. No date, but preface dated July 1940 and neat owner's name, and rank, to front dated June 1941. A guide to facial reconstruction, and treating war casualties, with surgery and dentistry. Includes graphic photos and illustrations of war related injuries. Boards in very good condition. Endpapers are age toned, but the rest of the book is clean and bright; including the glossy photo paper used for illustrations. xi, 199 pages - including index. 250 x 160 mm (9¾ x 6¼ inches).

    William Warwick James OBE was one of the foremost dental surgeons of his time; and…

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    London: John Bale & Staples Limited, 1940. Very scarce. First Edition. Burgundy cloth covered hardback boards with gilt titles to front and spine. No date, but preface dated July 1940 and neat owner's name, and rank, to front dated June 1941. A guide to facial reconstruction, and treating war casualties, with surgery and dentistry. Includes graphic photos and illustrations of war related injuries. Boards in very good condition. Endpapers are age toned, but the rest of the book is clean and bright; including the glossy photo paper used for illustrations. xi, 199 pages - including index. 250 x 160 mm (9¾ x 6¼ inches).

    William Warwick James OBE was one of the foremost dental surgeons of his time; and a pioneer in maxillofacial surgery. Benjamin William Fickling CBE was a dentist and doctor who played a major part in the development of oral and maxillofacial surgery as a specialised discipline. A seminal work by these two specialists.

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  • L'Apoticaire Charitable. by GUIBERT, Philbert
    GUIBERT, Philbert
    L'Apoticaire Charitable.

    Paris: Jean Jost, 1632. Originally published as one of the works comprising "Des Oeuvres Charitable", this book stands alone, and with its own title page. Title page states that this is the "Last" edition, augmented by the author. (Which turned out to be true, as he died the year after publication). Recent full leather binding with red label and gilt titles. 236 pages (pagination is 209-445pp follows the larger work). Index to rear. Text block is in very good condition, with a little foxing / darkening only. Guibert wrote these "charitable" texts to make academic medicinal recipes available to the general public for an affordable price. Copac and Worldcat do not indicate a 1632 edition, but from the date,…

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    Paris: Jean Jost, 1632. Originally published as one of the works comprising "Des Oeuvres Charitable", this book stands alone, and with its own title page. Title page states that this is the "Last" edition, augmented by the author. (Which turned out to be true, as he died the year after publication). Recent full leather binding with red label and gilt titles. 236 pages (pagination is 209-445pp follows the larger work). Index to rear. Text block is in very good condition, with a little foxing / darkening only. Guibert wrote these "charitable" texts to make academic medicinal recipes available to the general public for an affordable price. Copac and Worldcat do not indicate a 1632 edition, but from the date, we assume this to be that of Jean Jost, published in the same year. 150 x 85 mm (6 x 3¼ inches). Publié à l'origine comme l'un des ouvrages composant "des Oeuvres Charitables", ce livre est autonome et possède sa propre page de titre. La page de titre indique qu'il s'agit de la "dernière" édition, augmentée par l'auteur. (Ce qui s'est avéré être vrai, car il est décédé l'année suivant la publication). Reliure plein cuir récente avec étiquette rouge et titres dorés. 236 pages (la pagination est de 209-445pp suit le plus gros travail). Index au verso. Le bloc de texte est en très bon état, avec un peu de rousseur / assombrissement seulement. Guibert a écrit ces textes "caritatifs" pour mettre à la disposition du grand public des recettes médicinales académiques à un prix abordable. Copac et Worldcat n'indiquent pas une édition de 1632, mais d'après la date, nous supposons qu'il s'agit de celle de Jean Jost, publiée la même année. 150 x 85mm

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  • L'intrus by HOFFMANN, Gaston
    HOFFMANN, Gaston
    L'intrus - Satirical French illustration - Hand coloured lithograph

    1950. Paris: Ducher et cie #566. First Edition. A lovely, hand coloured comic illustration by Gaston Hoffmann. A doctor gives an injection to a patient, while a nurse tries to stop a man from bursting in. Signed in pencil "G Hoffmann" in the lower left corner. Presented in a wooden frame with a new mat. Glazed / under glass. Image Size: 9.75 H x 15.75 W. The print is in very good, clean condition, without significant marks. The frame is in good, clean condition. Gaston Hoffmann (French, 1883-1977) worked as a painter, decorator, caricaturist, and illustrator in France and Quebec throughout the first half of the 20th century. He looked at contemporary events and topics in his work and explored…

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    1950. Paris: Ducher et cie #566. First Edition. A lovely, hand coloured comic illustration by Gaston Hoffmann. A doctor gives an injection to a patient, while a nurse tries to stop a man from bursting in. Signed in pencil "G Hoffmann" in the lower left corner. Presented in a wooden frame with a new mat. Glazed / under glass. Image Size: 9.75 H x 15.75 W. The print is in very good, clean condition, without significant marks. The frame is in good, clean condition. Gaston Hoffmann (French, 1883-1977) worked as a painter, decorator, caricaturist, and illustrator in France and Quebec throughout the first half of the 20th century. He looked at contemporary events and topics in his work and explored the limits of his imagination. Hoffmann is known for his theatrical paintings and satirical prints. Hoffmann was born in Paris and studied there at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian. After the war, he worked between 1918 and 1921 with his friend Charles Schneider, for whose glassworks he decorated vases with delicate motifs of plants, flowers and animals inspired by the Art Nouveau style. At this time, he also worked for the Sèvres porcelain factory, designed posters and painted two large murals in Quebec, where he taught at the academy between 1924 and 1926. He painted narrative genre scenes, often tinted humour, but also representations of wonderful underwater worlds populated by nereids and strange creatures. He has translated themes from literature, poetry and the Bible into emotional performances and addresses themes that, surprisingly, are still relevant today. He wrote educational books for primary schools, created humorous drawings, murals, altarpieces, illustrated books and caricatures, for example, of the pompous French judiciary. 330 by 430mm (13 by 17 inches).

    . Paris : Ducher et cie #566. Première édition. Une belle illustration de bande dessinée de Gaston Hoffmann, coloriée à la main. Un médecin fait une injection à un patient, tandis qu'une infirmière tente d'empêcher un homme de faire irruption. Signée au crayon "G Hoffmann" dans le coin inférieur gauche. Présenté dans un cadre en bois avec un nouveau passe-partout. Glacé / sous verre. Taille de l'image : 9,75 H x 15,75 L. Le tirage est en très bon état, propre, sans marques significatives. Le cadre est en bon état. Gaston Hoffmann (français, 1883-1977) a travaillé comme peintre, décorateur, caricaturiste et illustrateur en France et au Québec pendant la première moitié du XXe siècle. Dans son travail, il s'est penché sur des événements et des sujets contemporains et a exploré les limites de son imagination. Hoffmann est connu pour ses peintures théâtrales et ses gravures satiriques. Hoffmann est né à Paris et y a étudié à l'École des Beaux-Arts et à l'Académie Julian. Après la guerre, il travaille entre 1918 et 1921 avec son ami Charles Schneider, pour la verrerie duquel il décore des vases de délicats motifs de plantes, de fleurs et d'animaux inspirés du style Art nouveau. À cette époque, il travaille également pour la manufacture de porcelaine de Sèvres, dessine des affiches et peint deux grandes peintures murales au Québec, où il enseigne à l'académie entre 1924 et 1926. Il peint des scènes de genre narratives, souvent teintées d'humour, mais aussi des représentations de mondes sous-marins merveilleux peuplés de néréides et de créatures étranges. Il a traduit des thèmes de la littérature, de la poésie et de la Bible en performances émotionnelles et aborde des thèmes qui, étonnamment, sont toujours d'actualité. Il a écrit des livres éducatifs pour les écoles primaires, créé des dessins humoristiques, des peintures murales, des retables, des livres illustrés et des caricatures, par exemple de la pompeuse magistrature française. 330 x 430 mm

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  • La Jambe artificielle "La Française" by CLAVERIE, A. Etablissements
    CLAVERIE, A. Etablissements
    La Jambe artificielle "La Française"

    Paris: Imprimeries Vieillemard, 1920. French advertising brochure published in 1919 which is mainly intended for soldiers who have returned from the Great War. At the end of the war, France had more than four million wounded in its ranks. Four colour plates representing the artificial leg in chromolithography under captioned tissue guards, 48 ​​drawings and figures in black in the text, paperback, embossed paper cover with stamped vignette. 28 pages. Generally clean and good condition, but with a split to the bottom third of the soft covers. 275 by 180 mm (10¾ by 7 inches) Brochure publicitaire française éditée en 1919 qui est principalement destinée aux soldats revenus de la Grande Guerre. A la fin de la guerre, la…

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    Paris: Imprimeries Vieillemard, 1920. French advertising brochure published in 1919 which is mainly intended for soldiers who have returned from the Great War. At the end of the war, France had more than four million wounded in its ranks. Four colour plates representing the artificial leg in chromolithography under captioned tissue guards, 48 ​​drawings and figures in black in the text, paperback, embossed paper cover with stamped vignette. 28 pages. Generally clean and good condition, but with a split to the bottom third of the soft covers. 275 by 180 mm (10¾ by 7 inches) Brochure publicitaire française éditée en 1919 qui est principalement destinée aux soldats revenus de la Grande Guerre. A la fin de la guerre, la France comptait plus de quatre millions de blessés dans ses rangs. Quatre planches en couleurs représentant la jambe artificielle en chromolithographie sous gardes de tissus légendées, 48 dessins et figures en noir dans le texte, broché, couverture en papier gaufré avec vignette estampée. 28 pages. Généralement propre et en bon état, mais avec une fente au tiers inférieur des couvertures souples. 275 par 180 mm

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    Book ID: 3239
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  • La Vie des Insectes. by FABRE, J.H.
    FABRE, J.H.
    La Vie des Insectes.

    Paris: Librairie Ch. Delagrave. Lovely copy of this fascinating book (1918 reprint) in a lovely signed Vaillant binding. Half leather with marbled boards. gilt decoration and butterfly design to the spine. The binding is in excellent condition, with just a touch of nicking to the top edge. Original covers bound in. Illustrated in black and white throughout. Text is in French. [viii], 286 pp. 190 by 120mm (7½ by 4¾ inches). Bel exemplaire de ce livre passionnant (réédition de 1918) dans une jolie reliure signée Vaillant. Demi cuir avec planches marbrées. décor doré et motif papillon au dos. La reliure est en excellent état, avec juste une touche d'entaille sur le bord supérieur. Couvertures originales reliées. Illustré en noir…

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    Paris: Librairie Ch. Delagrave. Lovely copy of this fascinating book (1918 reprint) in a lovely signed Vaillant binding. Half leather with marbled boards. gilt decoration and butterfly design to the spine. The binding is in excellent condition, with just a touch of nicking to the top edge. Original covers bound in. Illustrated in black and white throughout. Text is in French. [viii], 286 pp. 190 by 120mm (7½ by 4¾ inches). Bel exemplaire de ce livre passionnant (réédition de 1918) dans une jolie reliure signée Vaillant. Demi cuir avec planches marbrées. décor doré et motif papillon au dos. La reliure est en excellent état, avec juste une touche d'entaille sur le bord supérieur. Couvertures originales reliées. Illustré en noir et blanc partout. Le texte est en français. [viii], 286 p. 190 x 120 mm

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    Book ID: 3254
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  • Scarce description and plates of Paris Ballooning
    Le Grand Ballon Captif a Vapeur de M. Henry Giffard by TISSANDIER, Gaston
    TISSANDIER, Gaston
    Le Grand Ballon Captif a Vapeur de M. Henry Giffard Cour des Tuileries, Paris 1878

    Paris: G. Masson. First edition, published July 1878. A popular account of Giffard's tethered balloon (installed for the 1878 Universal Exhibition in Paris. Its capacity was 50 people, who could travel to a height of 500 m. This was the first time that most people could see Paris from above, and it is estimated that 35,000 people took the flight. The balloon was lowered using a steam winch.) First published July 1878, reprints were required in September 1878, and in 1879. Original pale green soft covers with text to the front cover and a panorama of Paris from a balloon to the rear cover. The covers are a little foxed, and there is a small amount of lost to…

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    Paris: G. Masson. First edition, published July 1878. A popular account of Giffard's tethered balloon (installed for the 1878 Universal Exhibition in Paris. Its capacity was 50 people, who could travel to a height of 500 m. This was the first time that most people could see Paris from above, and it is estimated that 35,000 people took the flight. The balloon was lowered using a steam winch.) First published July 1878, reprints were required in September 1878, and in 1879. Original pale green soft covers with text to the front cover and a panorama of Paris from a balloon to the rear cover. The covers are a little foxed, and there is a small amount of lost to the base of the spine. This has been neatly repaired with archival tape. Frontis of a tethered ballon. Title page with pencilled date and inscription to the top. Internally, the book is clean and tidy, with a little foxing occasionally only. In addition to the frontis there are 2 double page engravings, and 13 single page engraved plates. Plus numerous other illustrations (some full page) 39 illustrations in total. 68 pages. A nice, original and complete copy of a scarce piece of ballooning history. 225 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Première édition, publiée en juillet 1878. Un récit populaire sur le ballon captif de Giffard (installé pour l'Exposition universelle de 1878 à Paris), dont la capacité était de 50 personnes, qui pouvaient voyager jusqu'à 500 m de hauteur. Sa capacité était de 50 personnes, qui pouvaient voyager jusqu'à une hauteur de 500 m. C'était la première fois que la plupart des gens pouvaient voir Paris d'en haut, et on estime que 35 000 personnes ont pris le vol. Le ballon est descendu à l'aide d'un treuil à vapeur). Publié pour la première fois en juillet 1878, des réimpressions ont été nécessaires en septembre 1878 et en 1879. Couvertures souples originales vert pâle avec texte sur la couverture avant et un panorama de Paris vu d'un ballon sur la couverture arrière. Les couvertures sont un peu roussies et il y a une petite perte à la base de la colonne vertébrale. Elle a été soigneusement réparée avec du ruban adhésif d'archivage. Frontis d'un ballon attaché. Page de titre avec date et inscription au crayon en haut. L'intérieur du livre est propre et bien rangé, avec quelques rousseurs occasionnelles. En plus du frontis, il y a 2 gravures en double page, et 13 planches gravées en simple page. Plus de nombreuses autres illustrations (certaines en pleine page) 39 illustrations au total. 68 pages. Un bel exemplaire original et complet d'une pièce rare de l'histoire de la montgolfière. 225 x 140 mm

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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 condition.…

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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. Demi cuir avec planches marbrées. Titres dorés au dos. Les charnières de la colonne vertébrale ont un peu de craquelures, mais tiennent toujours bien. Feuilles de garde marbrées. Il s'agit d'un « Premier Ainsi » et semble être une édition augmentée. Publié à l'origine par Bechet Jeune entre 1823-26, cette édition a été publiée en 1832. En plus des 21 planches numérotées, il y a 5 biz marqués, plus le titre gravé, soit un total de 27 planches. 7 des assiettes sont colorées à la main. Curieusement, chaque exemplaire que j'ai vu en ligne comporte 7 planches colorées à la main, probablement les mêmes. Les plaques représentent des serpents venimeux, des plantes, des champignons, etc. La plupart des pages sont en très bon état. Le titre a une touche de noircissement et de taches dans les coins. Les 12 premières planches présentent une légère tache (eau ?) sur le bord du dos, n'affectant pas la gravure. L'onglet 2 a une perte sur le bord (n'affectant pas la plaque). 3 des gravures colorées de champignons ont eu des déchirures fermées réparées à l'arrière avec du ruban d'archives. Pas particulièrement visible à l'image. Un travail pionnier en médecine légale. L'auteur est célèbre pour être l'un des fondateurs de la toxicologie. Chimiste espagnol à l'origine, il s'est naturalisé en France et son traité sur les poisons a été publié en 1814. C'est à cette époque que la chimie analytique a fourni une nouvelle méthode d'identification des toxines.
    Classement : onglet 1 - 21, 1 bis, 3 bis, 4 bis, 7 bis, 11 bis ces intercalés à la bonne feuille.
    21cm x 13,5cm.

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  • Leonardo da Vinci, Codex Leicester: a masterpiece of science. by DA VINCI, Leonardo
    DA VINCI, Leonardo
    Leonardo da Vinci, Codex Leicester: a masterpiece of science.

    New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1996. After the acquisition of the "Codex Leicester" by Bill Gates in 1994, it was first shown in an exhibition held at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Named after Thomas Coke - once Earl of Leicester who purchased it in 1717 - this became the most expensive manuscript ever sold. 178 pages - including numerous facsimiles. Still in the publisher's shrinkwrap so has never been opened. 280 x 250 mm (11 x 9¾ inches).

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  • Attractive edition, with bookplate and signature of WHE Baron Van der Borch van Verwolde
    Leonardo Da Vinci, the Anatomist (1452-1519). by McMURRICH, James Playfair
    McMURRICH, James Playfair
    Leonardo Da Vinci, the Anatomist (1452-1519).

    Baltimore: Carnegie Institution of Washington by the Williams & Wilkins Company, 1930. First American Edition. Bound in publisher's blue binding with gilt titles and decorations. With b/w frontispiece (self portrait). Da Vinci's illustrations of the human form were often based on his study of dissected cadavers. This book contains many b/w reproductions of the artist's illustrations. A fascinating insight in to the struggles to study the anatomy of the body. Neat previous owner's name to ffep. Ex libris to front pastedown. Also owner's signature. The owner was Willem Henrik Emile (Emile) baron van der Borch van Verwolde (1910–1943). He was a Dutch resistance fighter and a bibliophile publisher. He had worked with A.A.M. Stols and Buckland Wright to publish…

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    Baltimore: Carnegie Institution of Washington by the Williams & Wilkins Company, 1930. First American Edition. Bound in publisher's blue binding with gilt titles and decorations. With b/w frontispiece (self portrait). Da Vinci's illustrations of the human form were often based on his study of dissected cadavers. This book contains many b/w reproductions of the artist's illustrations. A fascinating insight in to the struggles to study the anatomy of the body. Neat previous owner's name to ffep. Ex libris to front pastedown. Also owner's signature. The owner was Willem Henrik Emile (Emile) baron van der Borch van Verwolde (1910–1943). He was a Dutch resistance fighter and a bibliophile publisher. He had worked with A.A.M. Stols and Buckland Wright to publish quality items. During the war he was a member of Dutch Intelligence. He was arrested by the Germans in 1943, and executed shortly after. Overall very good condition. xx, 265, [viii] pp. 260 x 190 mm (10¼ x 7½ inches). Première édition américaine. Reliure bleue de l'éditeur avec titres et décorations dorés. Avec un frontispice en noir et blanc (autoportrait). Les illustrations de Vinci de la forme humaine étaient souvent basées sur son étude de cadavres disséqués. Ce livre contient de nombreuses reproductions en noir et blanc des illustrations de l'artiste. Un aperçu fascinant des efforts déployés pour étudier l'anatomie du corps. Nom de l'ancien propriétaire à la page de garde. Ex libris sur le pastedown avant. Signature du propriétaire. Le propriétaire était Willem Henrik Emile (Emile) baron van der Borch van Verwolde (1910-1943). C'était un résistant néerlandais et un éditeur bibliophile. Il avait travaillé avec A.A.M. Stols et Buckland Wright pour publier des ouvrages de qualité. Pendant la guerre, il était membre des services de renseignements néerlandais. Il a été arrêté par les Allemands en 1943 et exécuté peu après. Très bon état général. xx, 265, [viii] pp. 260 x 190 mm

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  • Les Albums du "Petit Mécano" - L'AutoPour faire connaître à la jeunesse tous les secrets de l'automobile by GARCIN-JO
    GARCIN-JO
    Les Albums du "Petit Mécano" - L'AutoPour faire connaître à la jeunesse tous les secrets de l'automobile

    Paris: Hachette, 1930. First Edition. A nice copy of this humorous illustrated guide to the motor car. illustrated publisher's cardboard. Plain red canvas spine, front cover illustrated in colour, illustrations to every page, including a large double-page spread featuring an automobile chassis to the centre pages. 32 pages. Slight marking to the front board. The cover and pages are slightly darkened, particularly to the edges, but without any significant damage. It appears that the book has been re-sewn at some point, as the sewn binding is bright and clean to the central pages. A nice copy. 300 x 215 mm

    . Première édition. Un bel exemplaire de ce guide humoristique illustré sur l'automobile. Carton illustré de l'éditeur. Dos toilé…

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    Paris: Hachette, 1930. First Edition. A nice copy of this humorous illustrated guide to the motor car. illustrated publisher's cardboard. Plain red canvas spine, front cover illustrated in colour, illustrations to every page, including a large double-page spread featuring an automobile chassis to the centre pages. 32 pages. Slight marking to the front board. The cover and pages are slightly darkened, particularly to the edges, but without any significant damage. It appears that the book has been re-sewn at some point, as the sewn binding is bright and clean to the central pages. A nice copy. 300 x 215 mm

    . Première édition. Un bel exemplaire de ce guide humoristique illustré sur l'automobile. Carton illustré de l'éditeur. Dos toilé rouge uni, couverture illustrée en couleurs, illustrations à chaque page, dont une grande double page présentant un châssis d'automobile aux pages centrales. 32 pages. Légère marque sur la première page. La couverture et les pages sont légèrement assombries, en particulier sur les bords, mais sans dommages importants. Il semble que le livre ait été recousu à un moment donné, car la reliure cousue est brillante et propre sur les pages centrales. Un bel exemplaire. 300 x 215 mm

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  • Les Harmonies providentielles. by LÉVÊQUE, Charles
    LÉVÊQUE, Charles
    Les Harmonies providentielles. Bibliothèque des Merveilles.

    Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1884. Fourth edition. Hardback book, dark brown half leather with green mottled boards. Text in French. Engraved frontispiece of a starry night, with tissue guard.
    x-304 pp. plates. 185 x 120 mm (7¼ x4¾ inches).

    . 4e édition, revue et augmentée. Livre relié, demi-cuir marron foncé, plats marbrés verts. Frontispice gravé d'une nuit étoilée, avec protège-tissu. x-304 pp. plates. 185 x 120 mm.

    Book ID: 4008
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