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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 (see images). Internally clean and tidy with slight foxing to the end papers. Morris is "best known by his works on natural history, which, although popular rather than scientific, had much literary value" (DNB). xvi, 253., iv, 180., iv, 233., iv, 5-322. pp. 260 x 160 mm (10¼ x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2171
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  • A set of 12 Pharmaceutical advertising cards. by GABUTTI, R.
    GABUTTI, R.
    A set of 12 Pharmaceutical advertising cards.

    Paris: Laboratoires M. de Rive, 1950. A set of 12 advertising cards for various products from the de Rive laboratory. These are together as a leporello in a blue marbled hardback cover with cloth spine. The cards are bright and fresh, with product details in French to the verso of each card. Excellent condition. The boards, although clean and strong, have some fading to the spine. Dated from the style of the artwork. Raymond Gabutti (active 1937-1974) was primarily a film production designer, but also provided advertising artwork. Closed 165 by 125mm (6½ by 5 inches). fully opened is 140 cm x 12.5 cm Un ensemble de 12 cartes publicitaires pour divers produits du laboratoire de Rive. Ceux-ci sont…

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    Paris: Laboratoires M. de Rive, 1950. A set of 12 advertising cards for various products from the de Rive laboratory. These are together as a leporello in a blue marbled hardback cover with cloth spine. The cards are bright and fresh, with product details in French to the verso of each card. Excellent condition. The boards, although clean and strong, have some fading to the spine. Dated from the style of the artwork. Raymond Gabutti (active 1937-1974) was primarily a film production designer, but also provided advertising artwork. Closed 165 by 125mm (6½ by 5 inches). fully opened is 140 cm x 12.5 cm Un ensemble de 12 cartes publicitaires pour divers produits du laboratoire de Rive. Ceux-ci sont réunis sous forme de leporello dans une couverture cartonnée marbrée bleue avec un dos en tissu. Les cartes sont lumineuses et fraîches, avec des détails sur les produits en français au verso de chaque carte. Condition excellente. Les planches, bien que propres et solides, présentent une certaine décoloration au dos. Daté du style de l'oeuvre. Raymond Gabutti (actif de 1937 à 1974) était avant tout un concepteur de production cinématographique, mais a également fourni des illustrations publicitaires. Fermé 165 xr 125mm. Entièrement ouvert est de 140 cm x 12,5 cm

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    Book ID: 3446
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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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  • Adam's Rib. A defence of woman's sexuality by LANGSTAFF, Josephine.
    LANGSTAFF, Josephine.
    Adam's Rib. A defence of woman's sexuality

    London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954. First edition (UK Edition). Ruth Herschberger, an American biologist and poet, wrote this work exposing the masculine bias in biology. In the UK this was published under a pseudonym. "One of the most unapologetically feminist works of its time" (Shira Tarrant "When sex became gender"). Today, it is surprisingly scarce. Original dust wrapper. Clean and tidy, with just a few tiny areas of edgewear. Pale blue boards are in excellent condition. Book itself is clean and tidy throughout, with just the odd foxing spot. 224 pages. 200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Première édition (édition britannique). Ruth Herschberger, biologiste et poète américaine, a écrit cet ouvrage qui dénonce les préjugés…

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    London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954. First edition (UK Edition). Ruth Herschberger, an American biologist and poet, wrote this work exposing the masculine bias in biology. In the UK this was published under a pseudonym. "One of the most unapologetically feminist works of its time" (Shira Tarrant "When sex became gender"). Today, it is surprisingly scarce. Original dust wrapper. Clean and tidy, with just a few tiny areas of edgewear. Pale blue boards are in excellent condition. Book itself is clean and tidy throughout, with just the odd foxing spot. 224 pages. 200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Première édition (édition britannique). Ruth Herschberger, biologiste et poète américaine, a écrit cet ouvrage qui dénonce les préjugés masculins en biologie. Au Royaume-Uni, l'ouvrage a été publié sous un pseudonyme. "L'un des ouvrages les plus résolument féministes de son époque" (Shira Tarrant "When sex became gender"). Aujourd'hui, il est étonnamment rare. Couverture en papier d'origine. Propre et bien rangé, avec juste quelques petites zones d'usure sur les bords. Les planches bleu pâle sont en excellent état. Le livre lui-même est propre et bien rangé, avec juste quelques rousseurs. 224 pages. 200 x 140 mm

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    Book ID: 4253
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  • Album de L'internat 1933 - 1934. by PETIT, Pierre (Ed)
    PETIT, Pierre (Ed)
    Album de L'internat 1933 - 1934.

    Paris: Société Générale des Eaux Minérales 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 1933 (a rather rowdy party!). Each hospital 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: Société Générale des Eaux Minérales 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 1933 (a rather rowdy party!). Each hospital 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 x 320 mm (9 x 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 1933 (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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  • Author signed.
    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). Deuxième édition revue et améliorée. Couvertures illustrées brochées, un peu frottées. Inscription signée d'Henry Correvon sur la page de faux-titre. Complet. Avec une liste des 66 superbes plaques de couleurs. 66 pages. 255 × 165 mm

    Book ID: 3327
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  • Album No. 2 Fontes de Bâtiment & de Construction; by DURENNE, A.
    DURENNE, A.
    Album No. 2 Fontes de Bâtiment & de Construction; catalogue commercial

    Paris: A Durenne, 1910. A trade catalogue of 727 plates / pages with many designs per page. This has been professionally re-bound with some restoration to the title page. One page (523) seems of a different format. The numbering is generally correct, but several of the plates have additions eg. 119 A-P. There are no plates 524-540. Half leather Binding with marbled boards is clean and tidy, with a little handing / bumping only. Title page is quite dirty. The rest of the catalogue is clean, with a touch of darkening to the pages only.
    A Durenne was an Établissements métallurgiques (Iron works and foundry) purchased by Aubin Antoine Durenne (1822 - 1895) the foundry was renamed Société…

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    Paris: A Durenne, 1910. A trade catalogue of 727 plates / pages with many designs per page. This has been professionally re-bound with some restoration to the title page. One page (523) seems of a different format. The numbering is generally correct, but several of the plates have additions eg. 119 A-P. There are no plates 524-540. Half leather Binding with marbled boards is clean and tidy, with a little handing / bumping only. Title page is quite dirty. The rest of the catalogue is clean, with a touch of darkening to the pages only.
    A Durenne was an Établissements métallurgiques (Iron works and foundry) purchased by Aubin Antoine Durenne (1822 - 1895) the foundry was renamed Société anonyme A Durenne on his death. In its heyday it produced much of the street furniture for Paris, including the lighting and entrances to metro stations, and a number of ironwork fountains. After the First World War, it produced many of the ironwork monuments and plaques to the fallen. It still exists today as Générale d'hydraulique et de Mécanique (GHM). 220 by 160mm (8¾ by 6¼ inches).

    . Un catalogue commercial de garde-corps en ferronnerie, de balustrades, d'escaliers, d'entourages de balcons, de remparts, de ferrures ornementales et même de quelques ponts ornementaux. 727 planches / pages avec de nombreux dessins par page. L'ouvrage a été relié professionnellement et la page de titre a été restaurée. Une page (523) semble avoir un format différent. La numérotation est généralement correcte, mais plusieurs des planches ont été ajoutées, par exemple 119 A-P. Il n'y a pas de planches 524-540. La reliure en demi-cuir avec les plats marbrés est propre et en ordre, avec un peu de manipulation / bosses seulement. La page de titre est assez sale. Le reste du catalogue est propre, avec un peu de noircissement sur les pages seulement.
    A Durenne était un Établissement métallurgique acheté par Aubin Antoine Durenne (1822 - 1895). La fonderie a été renommée Société anonyme A Durenne à sa mort. A son apogée, elle produit une grande partie du mobilier urbain de Paris, notamment l'éclairage et les entrées des stations de métro, ainsi qu'un certain nombre de fontaines en ferronnerie. Après la Première Guerre mondiale, elle a réalisé de nombreux monuments et plaques en ferronnerie à la mémoire des soldats tombés au champ d'honneur. Elle existe encore aujourd'hui sous le nom de Générale d'hydraulique et de mécanique (GHM). 220 x 160 mm (8¾ x 6¼ pouces).

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    Book ID: 4058
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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) 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". An account of dogs that the author has known, and characters who have been involved with dogs. 102 pages.

    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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  • An Account of the Most Approved Mode of Draining Land; according to the System practised by Mr Joseph Elkington. by JOHNSTONE, John.
    JOHNSTONE, John.
    An Account of the Most Approved Mode of Draining Land; according to the System practised by Mr Joseph Elkington. With an appendix containing hints for the further improvements of Bogs and other Marshy Ground after draining;

    Edinburgh: Mundell and Son, 1797. Title continues: "Together with observations on hollow and surface draining in general. The whole illustrated by explanatory engravings." Quarter leather with marbled boards. gilt title on label to spine. Owner's bookplate to the inside board. Scarce First Edition. 16 engraved plates (2 folding) - Complete. The binding (later re-back) has been done a little tight, so there is some breaking to the first gather. One of the plates has scuffing to the surface (not particularly noticeable). One leaf of "Conclusion." xv, 182 pp. Large 4to. 270 by 220mm (10¾ by 8¾ inches).

    Johnstone (d. 1838), an Edinburgh surveyor, was promised a grant of £1000 by the recently formed Board of Agriculture to provide…

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    Edinburgh: Mundell and Son, 1797. Title continues: "Together with observations on hollow and surface draining in general. The whole illustrated by explanatory engravings." Quarter leather with marbled boards. gilt title on label to spine. Owner's bookplate to the inside board. Scarce First Edition. 16 engraved plates (2 folding) - Complete. The binding (later re-back) has been done a little tight, so there is some breaking to the first gather. One of the plates has scuffing to the surface (not particularly noticeable). One leaf of "Conclusion." xv, 182 pp. Large 4to. 270 by 220mm (10¾ by 8¾ inches).

    Johnstone (d. 1838), an Edinburgh surveyor, was promised a grant of £1000 by the recently formed Board of Agriculture to provide a detailed and accurate account of the system of land drainage developed by Joseph Elkington (d. 1806), a farmer in Warwickshire and designer of land drainage systems. Elkington was known to be in poor health, and it was feared that knowledge of his innovations might perish with him. "About 1763 Elkington inherited a farm at Princethorpe, where some years later he discovered, at Long Harold Pits along a geological fault, the method of land drainage for which he is remembered. He discovered by accident, after losing more than 800 sheep to liver rot, how some strata were porous and pervious to water while others were not, and that he could locate the former with the auger used in exploring for marl and coal."-ODNB

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  • An attractive archive from the "Father of Clinical chemistry?"
    An archive of this significant nineteenth century chemist by BENCE JONES, Henry
    BENCE JONES, Henry
    An archive of this significant nineteenth century chemist

    2009. A collection of documents from the estate of Henry Bence Jones. Dr. Jones' clinical chemistry insight linking the presence of a urine protein to myeloma diagnoses is what accredits him with the discovery of Bence-Jones protein. In 2009, Jude M. Abadie wrote an article for Laboratory Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 3. suggesting that Bence Jones merited the title "Father of clinical chemistry." The archive is held in a cloth covered clamshell box (37 x 24.5 cm). The box comprises: (1) A leather bound journal, with no titles, with brass lock and key (working). This contains the autobiography of HBJ, as dictated to his eldest daughter Millicent Mary Bence Jones during the last weeks of his life. She clearly wrote…

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    2009. A collection of documents from the estate of Henry Bence Jones. Dr. Jones' clinical chemistry insight linking the presence of a urine protein to myeloma diagnoses is what accredits him with the discovery of Bence-Jones protein. In 2009, Jude M. Abadie wrote an article for Laboratory Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 3. suggesting that Bence Jones merited the title "Father of clinical chemistry." The archive is held in a cloth covered clamshell box (37 x 24.5 cm). The box comprises: (1) A leather bound journal, with no titles, with brass lock and key (working). This contains the autobiography of HBJ, as dictated to his eldest daughter Millicent Mary Bence Jones during the last weeks of his life. She clearly wrote notes at the time, and transcribed it neatly in this journal. 61 unnumbered pages in black ink. 18.5 x 13 cm. (2) "Das Neue Testament." London: Samuel Bagster. A German pocket bible in full leather. Very good condition. Inscribed to HBJ from his affectionate sister in 1842 (year of his marriage). (3) 'Typescript' of the memoirs in black with additional explanations and additions in red. 30 numbered pages on lined writing paper. With a few handwritten Corrections. (These probably by his youngest son Archibald Bence, born 1856). 34 x 21 cm. (4) The final typescript manuscript sent to the printed by Archibald Bence Jones. 2 leaves in manuscript and 15 pages typed in red and black on lined paper with some corrections by hand. 32.5 x 21 cm. (5) The First Galley Proof. five leaves, printed to the recto only, with some manuscript corrections (probably by ABJ). Stapled. 59 x 17 cm. (6) First Galley Proof cut into sections and with hand written notes by ABJ. Stapled with a brown soft cover. 33 x 21 cm. 22 pages. (7) Final proof, edited by ABJ. 33 numbered paged printed on ten long sheets 78 x 17 cm. (8) Offprint from the Lancet, Oct. 7th 1922, with a brief anecdote about HBJ by his former clerk. (9) Three letters in reply to a request for information about HBJ from medical men, which gave additional information to add to his biography. All 1922. The condition of all the items in the archive is in very good to excellent condition. The only damage being some splitting to the paper cover of the galley proof.

    . Une collection de documents provenant de la succession de Henry Bence Jones. L'intuition du Dr Jones en matière de chimie clinique, qui relie la présence d'une protéine urinaire au diagnostic de myélome, est à l'origine de la découverte de la protéine de Bence-Jones. En 2009, Jude M. Abadie a écrit un article pour Laboratory Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 3, suggérant que Bence Jones méritait le titre de "Père de la chimie clinique". Les archives sont conservées dans une boîte à clapet recouverte de tissu (37 x 24,5 cm). La boîte comprend : (1) Un journal relié en cuir, sans titre, avec une serrure et une clé en laiton (en état de marche). Il contient l'autobiographie de HBJ, dictée à sa fille aînée Millicent Mary Bence Jones au cours des dernières semaines de sa vie. Elle a manifestement pris des notes à ce moment-là et les a soigneusement transcrites dans ce journal. 61 pages non numérotées à l'encre noire. 18,5 x 13 cm. (2) "Das Neue Testament". Londres : Samuel Bagster. Une bible de poche allemande en plein cuir. Très bon état. Inscrite à HBJ par sa sœur affectueuse en 1842 (année de son mariage). (3) "Tapuscrit" des mémoires en noir avec des explications et des ajouts en rouge. 30 pages numérotées sur papier à lettres ligné. Avec quelques corrections manuscrites. (probablement par son fils cadet Archibald Bence, né en 1856). 34 x 21 cm. (4) Le manuscrit dactylographié final envoyé à l'imprimeur par Archibald Bence Jones. 2 feuilles manuscrites et 15 pages dactylographiées en rouge et noir sur papier ligné avec quelques corrections à la main. 32,5 x 21 cm. (5) The First Galley Proof. cinq feuilles, imprimées au recto seulement, avec quelques corrections manuscrites (probablement par ABJ). Agrafé. 59 x 17 cm. (6) Première épreuve de galère coupée en sections et avec des notes manuscrites d'ABJ. Agrafée avec une couverture souple brune. 33 x 21 cm. 22 pages. (7) Épreuve finale, éditée par ABJ. 33 pages numérotées imprimées sur dix longues feuilles 78 x 17 cm. (8) Tiré à part du Lancet du 7 octobre 1922, avec une brève anecdote sur HBJ par son ancien employé. (9) Trois lettres en réponse à une demande d'information sur HBJ par des médecins, qui donnent des informations supplémentaires à ajouter à sa biographie. Toutes ces lettres datent de 1922. L'état de toutes les pièces des archives va de très bon à excellent. Le seul dommage est une fissure sur la couverture en papier de l'épreuve en galère.

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    Book ID: 4423
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  • Anthologie du vin et de L'ivresse en Islam by CHEBEL, Malek
    CHEBEL, Malek
    Anthologie du vin et de L'ivresse en Islam

    Paris: Seuil, 2004. First edition. A lovely anthology of Islamic writings about wine and drunkeness. Burgundy cloth covers with yellow printed design and titles. Clean and tidy boards. Slight mark to the rear board. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Attractive black and white illustrations. 375, [viii] pages. 190 by 140mm (7½ by 5½ inches).

    . Première édition. Une belle anthologie d'écrits islamiques sur le vin et l'ivresse. Couvertures en tissu bourgogne avec des motifs et des titres imprimés en jaune. Les planches sont propres et bien rangées. Légère marque au dos de la couverture. L'intérieur de l'ouvrage est propre et soigné. Illustrations attrayantes en noir et blanc. 375, [viii] pages. 190 x 140 mm

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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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  • 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. Good clean condition, both inside and out. This work is a wide range of papers, with various information and interpretations; its aim to transcend the limits of traditional archaeology.

    Book ID: 2835
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  • Beautes de l'histoire naturelle de Buffon, ou Lecons sur les moeurs et sur l'industrie des animaux, par L. Cotte by BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc., Lacépède, Étienne de., & Cotte, Louis.
    BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc., Lacépède, Étienne de., & Cotte, Louis.
    Beautes de l'histoire naturelle de Buffon, ou Lecons sur les moeurs et sur l'industrie des animaux, par L. Cotte Complete in two volumes

    Paris: Impr. de A. Delalain, 1819. Second edition. 2 volumes. Complete. Contemporary full leather bindings with gilt to burgundy labels. The bindings are a little rubbed, but still sound. Volume I deals with quadrupeds, viviparous and oviparous, Reptiles and Fish. Volume II with Birds and insects. Pages and plates are clean and tidy, with just a little darkening. 22 plates contain 174 figures, across the two volumes (13 in volume I and 9 in Volume 2). The 1st edition appeared in 1799, without Buffon's name, under the title "Leçons d'histoire naturelle." 16, 276., 12, 420 pages. 170 by 100mm (6¾ by 4 inches).

    . Deuxième édition. 2 volumes. Complets. Reliures contemporaines en plein cuir avec étiquettes dorées sur fond…

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    Paris: Impr. de A. Delalain, 1819. Second edition. 2 volumes. Complete. Contemporary full leather bindings with gilt to burgundy labels. The bindings are a little rubbed, but still sound. Volume I deals with quadrupeds, viviparous and oviparous, Reptiles and Fish. Volume II with Birds and insects. Pages and plates are clean and tidy, with just a little darkening. 22 plates contain 174 figures, across the two volumes (13 in volume I and 9 in Volume 2). The 1st edition appeared in 1799, without Buffon's name, under the title "Leçons d'histoire naturelle." 16, 276., 12, 420 pages. 170 by 100mm (6¾ by 4 inches).

    . Deuxième édition. 2 volumes. Complets. Reliures contemporaines en plein cuir avec étiquettes dorées sur fond bordeaux. Les reliures sont un peu frottées, mais restent saines. Le volume I traite des quadrupèdes, vivipares et ovipares, des reptiles et des poissons. Le volume II traite des oiseaux et des insectes. Les pages et les planches sont propres et nettes, avec juste un petit assombrissement. 22 planches contiennent 174 figures, réparties sur les deux volumes (13 dans le volume I et 9 dans le volume 2). La première édition est parue en 1799, sans le nom de Buffon, sous le titre "Leçons d'histoire naturelle". 16, 276. 12, 420 pages. 170 x 100 mm

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  • Cage and Chamber-Birds. by BECHSTEIN, J. M.
    BECHSTEIN, J. M.
    Cage and Chamber-Birds. Their natural history, habits, food, diseases, management, and modes of capture.

    London: George Bell and Sons, 1900. An interesting copy of this reprint edition. There are 31 steel plates (and 12 in page woodcuts) in the book. Of these the 30 steels that contain birds are all expertly hand-coloured. This was not part of the publication, so has presumably been done by an owner. This adds significantly to the attraction of the book. Contemporary green buckram boards with gilt titles. This is part of the Bohn's Libraries series, and has the Bohn's name and stamp to the spine in gilt. There is a little marking and bumping to the boards. The front end paper has been removed from this copy. The binding is a little loose, and slightly shaken, but…

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    London: George Bell and Sons, 1900. An interesting copy of this reprint edition. There are 31 steel plates (and 12 in page woodcuts) in the book. Of these the 30 steels that contain birds are all expertly hand-coloured. This was not part of the publication, so has presumably been done by an owner. This adds significantly to the attraction of the book. Contemporary green buckram boards with gilt titles. This is part of the Bohn's Libraries series, and has the Bohn's name and stamp to the spine in gilt. There is a little marking and bumping to the boards. The front end paper has been removed from this copy. The binding is a little loose, and slightly shaken, but still holding together well. There is some foxing / darkening throughout the book. xvi, 500, 32. pp. Advertising catalogue for Bohn's libraries to rear. 180 x 125 mm (7 x 5 inches).

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    Book ID: 3885
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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). In very good condition. Pages clean and binding tight.

    Book ID: 2090
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  • Catalogue of the Mycological Library of Howard A. Kelly. by KRIEGER, Louis C.C.
    KRIEGER, Louis C.C.
    Catalogue of the Mycological Library of Howard A. Kelly.

    Baltimore: Privately Printed, 1924. First edition. Hardback, with quarter cloth spine. Gilt titles to spine. Half title, Title. Slip asking for corrections. Externally the book is in very good condition. Clean and tidy, with just a little bumping. Internally clean and tidy throughout. x, 260 pp. 285 x 220 mm (11¼ x 8¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2626
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  • Catalogue raisonné ou énumération méthodique des espèces du genre rosier pour l'Europe, l'Asie et l'Afrique spécialement les rosiers de la France et de L'Angleterre by DÉSÉGLISE, M. Alfred
    DÉSÉGLISE, M. Alfred
    Catalogue raisonné ou énumération méthodique des espèces du genre rosier pour l'Europe, l'Asie et l'Afrique spécialement les rosiers de la France et de L'Angleterre

    Genève: Librairié Ch. Mentz, 1877. Very attractive copy of this first edition Catalogue raisonné. A catalogue of species of Roses existing in 1877, Three quarters red leather with marbled boards. A little rubbing to the edges of the boards. Binding is clean and bright with just a little handling. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 348 pages, charts. 225 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches). Très bel exemplaire de cette première édition du Catalogue raisonné. Un catalogue d'espèces de Roses existant en 1877, Trois quarts cuir rouge avec plats marbrés. Un petit frottement sur les bords des plats. La reliure est propre et brillante avec juste un peu de manipulation. Intérieurement propre et rangé partout. 348 pages, graphiques.

    Book ID: 3623
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