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    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.

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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. First edition. A record (vinyl) and chart in the Enquete epidemiologiue series. Very nice condition. Double album cover with information and charts. One LP (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). Un disque vinyle et un graphique de la série Enquete epidemiologiue. Très bel état. Couverture de l'album double avec des informations et des graphiques. Un disque (tel qu'émis). Semble être en parfait état non joué, mais…

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    Paris: Galliena S.A, 1970. First edition. A record (vinyl) and chart in the Enquete epidemiologiue series. Very nice condition. Double album cover with information and charts. One LP (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). Un disque vinyle et un graphique de la série Enquete epidemiologiue. Très bel état. Couverture de l'album double avec des informations et des graphiques. Un disque (tel qu'émis). Semble être en parfait état non joué, mais pas testé. La couverture est propre et bien rangée avec une touche de cognement seulement. Éducation à la santé en français. La « chaîne de contamination » est particulièrement intéressante : l'examen de la répartition entre les sexes montre quelques préjugés de l'époque ! 310 par 315 mm

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  • Manuels-Roret. Nouveau manuel pour le Naturaliste Préparatoire. by BOITARD, M.
    BOITARD, M.
    Manuels-Roret. Nouveau manuel pour le Naturaliste Préparatoire. l'art d'empailler les animaux, de conserve les vegetaux et les mineraux, de preparer les pieces d'anatomie normale et pathologique; suivud un tratie des embaumens.

    Paris: à la librairie encyclopédique de Roret, 1839. Nouvelle édition. A manual for preparing animals and birds for taxidermy and on preserving plants and minerals. Recent binding with burgundy quarter leather spine and gilt titles. Recent marbled boards. Four large folding plates to the rear. The original soft cover is bound in. The exterior is immaculate, inside there is a little foxing, and the oversized plates have a little edge wear to them. Overall an attractive and well preserved copy. 592 pages + 4 plates. 150 x 100 mm (6 x 4 inches). Nouvelle édition. Un manuel pour préparer les animaux et les oiseaux à la taxidermie et sur la préservation des plantes et des minéraux. Reliure récente avec…

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    Paris: à la librairie encyclopédique de Roret, 1839. Nouvelle édition. A manual for preparing animals and birds for taxidermy and on preserving plants and minerals. Recent binding with burgundy quarter leather spine and gilt titles. Recent marbled boards. Four large folding plates to the rear. The original soft cover is bound in. The exterior is immaculate, inside there is a little foxing, and the oversized plates have a little edge wear to them. Overall an attractive and well preserved copy. 592 pages + 4 plates. 150 x 100 mm (6 x 4 inches). Nouvelle édition. Un manuel pour préparer les animaux et les oiseaux à la taxidermie et sur la préservation des plantes et des minéraux. Reliure récente avec dos en quartier cuir bordeaux et titres dorés. Plats marbrés récents. Quatre grandes plaques rabattables à l'arrière. La couverture souple d'origine est reliée. L'extérieur est impeccable, à l'intérieur il y a un peu de rousseurs, et les plaques surdimensionnées ont un peu d'usure sur les bords. Dans l'ensemble, un bel exemplaire bien conservé. 592 pages + 4 planches. 150 x 100 mm

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  • Marionnettes rustiques by DELATTRE, Louis
    DELATTRE, Louis
    Marionnettes rustiques montrant les bonnes petites gens à leurs métiers, en douze contesavec dessins de Armand Rassenfosse.

    Liège: Aug. Bénard. First edition. Author signed dedication to front blank page, dated 1899. This is one of the 1,000 on vélin teinté. In original softback, with sanguine illustrations to front and back covers. Undated but 1899. In very good shape, with just some age toning. 163 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Dédicace signée par l'auteur sur la première page blanche, datée de 1899. Il s'agit de l'un des 1 000 exemplaires sur vélin teinté. Couverture souple d'origine, avec des illustrations à la sanguine sur les couvertures avant et arrière. Sans daté, mais 1899. En très bon état, avec un léger assombrissement. 163 pages. 225 x 145 mm.

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  • Ouvrage rare de Botanique avec l'autographe de l'auteur.
    Mélanges botaniques ou recueil d'observations, mémoires, et notices sur la botanique. Volume I. by SERINGE, Nicolas Charles
    SERINGE, Nicolas Charles
    Mélanges botaniques ou recueil d'observations, mémoires, et notices sur la botanique. Volume I. Contenant une Critique de cinq décades de Roses desséchées et la Monographie des céréales de la Suisse.

    Berne: The author. First Edition. Two parts in one volume, published in July and September 1818. Recent red three quarters leather with gilt titles and red boards. Clean and tidy without major flaws. Original blue paper wrapper bound in. To the front cover paper is written "Par l'auteur" presumably by Seringe. One plate and one folding table (complete.) Rough cut page edges. A little foxing to the pages only. VI + 1 ff. + 244 pp. Text in French. 210 x 130 mm (8¼ by 5 inches).
    Nicolas Charles Seringe, first Teacher at the Academy of Bern then Professor of Botany and member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Lyon wrote a work with the…

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    Berne: The author. First Edition. Two parts in one volume, published in July and September 1818. Recent red three quarters leather with gilt titles and red boards. Clean and tidy without major flaws. Original blue paper wrapper bound in. To the front cover paper is written "Par l'auteur" presumably by Seringe. One plate and one folding table (complete.) Rough cut page edges. A little foxing to the pages only. VI + 1 ff. + 244 pp. Text in French. 210 x 130 mm (8¼ by 5 inches).
    Nicolas Charles Seringe, first Teacher at the Academy of Bern then Professor of Botany and member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Lyon wrote a work with the exact description, classification and history of flowers. He sought to avoid scientific language, and to arrange the objects in an easy order, through which one can easily learn about plants, how to propagate them and finally how to use them. Première édition. Deux volumes en un seul volume, parus en juillet et septembre 1818. Cuir rouge trois quarts récent avec titres dorés et plats rouges. Propre et bien rangé sans défauts majeurs. Couverture en papier bleu d'origine reliée. Sur le papier de la couverture avant est écrit "Par l'auteur" probablement par Seringe. Une plaque et une table pliante (complète.) Bords de page coupés grossièrement. Un peu de rousseur sur les pages uniquement. VI + 1 sqq. + 244 pp. 210 par 130 mm
    Nicolas Charles Seringe, d'abord Professeur à l'Académie de Berne puis Professeur de Botanique et membre de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Arts de Lyon a écrit un ouvrage avec la description exacte, la classification et l'histoire des fleurs. Il a cherché à éviter le langage scientifique et à ranger les objets dans un ordre facile, à travers lequel on peut facilement en apprendre davantage sur les plantes, comment les propager et enfin comment les utiliser.

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  • Observations de medecine, contenant la guerison de plusieurs maladies considerables by de SAINT HILAIRE, le Sieur
    de SAINT HILAIRE, le Sieur
    Observations de medecine, contenant la guerison de plusieurs maladies considerables Avec la maniere de bien préparer & administrer les remedes. Nouvelle edition

    Paris: Chez Laurent D'Houry, 1699. New edition. A scarce medical work. No copies available to purchase at time of cataloguing. FirstSearch records only one library copy in a Parisian Medical Library. Half leather with mottled boards. The leather spine is attractive, with gilt titles, a little rubbed and spotted. Cracked to hinges but holding well. The boards are somewhat rubbed, with part of the paper of the front board lacking. Surprisingly, the title was obviously written on the card below (Unless the papers was added later and then deteriorated. Internally clean and tidy throughout. vignettes to the two section headings. Printer's vignette to title page. This new edition was printed 10 years after the first edition, which was published…

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    Paris: Chez Laurent D'Houry, 1699. New edition. A scarce medical work. No copies available to purchase at time of cataloguing. FirstSearch records only one library copy in a Parisian Medical Library. Half leather with mottled boards. The leather spine is attractive, with gilt titles, a little rubbed and spotted. Cracked to hinges but holding well. The boards are somewhat rubbed, with part of the paper of the front board lacking. Surprisingly, the title was obviously written on the card below (Unless the papers was added later and then deteriorated. Internally clean and tidy throughout. vignettes to the two section headings. Printer's vignette to title page. This new edition was printed 10 years after the first edition, which was published by Hilaire Foucault with no author stated, although this has been attributed by some bibliographies to Pierre Betbeder. [20]-283- [7] p. ; In-12. OCLC: 758877126. 155 x 90mm (6 by 3½ inches).

    . Nouvelle édition. Un ouvrage médical rare. Aucun exemplaire disponible à l'achat au moment du catalogage. FirstSearch ne signale qu'un seul exemplaire dans une bibliothèque médicale parisienne. Demi-cuir et planches mouchetées. Le dos en cuir est attrayant, avec des titres dorés, un peu frotté et taché. Les charnières sont fissurées mais tiennent bien. Les planches sont quelque peu frottées, avec une partie du papier de la première planche manquante. Il est surprenant de constater que le titre a été écrit sur la carte en dessous (à moins que le papier n'ait été ajouté plus tard et qu'il se soit détérioré par la suite). L'intérieur de l'ouvrage est propre et bien rangé. Les deux titres de section sont ornés d'une vignette. Vignette de l'imprimeur sur la page de titre. Cette nouvelle édition a été imprimée 10 ans après la première édition, publiée par Hilaire Foucault sans mention d'auteur, bien que certaines bibliographies l'aient attribué à Pierre Betbeder. [20]-283- [7] p. ; In-12. OCLC : 758877126. 155 x 90mm

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  • Oekonomisch-technologische Encyclopädie oder allgemeines System der Staats-, Stadt-, Haus- und Landwirtschaft. Teil 75: Von Leidenschaft - Lein by Krünitz, Johann Georg.
    Krünitz, Johann Georg.
    Oekonomisch-technologische Encyclopädie oder allgemeines System der Staats-, Stadt-, Haus- und Landwirtschaft. Teil 75: Von Leidenschaft - Lein

    Brünn [Brno]: Joseph George Trassler, 1801. Volume 75 of this encyclopedia. Engraved frontis and 67 engraved plates to the rear, several folding. (So complete). This volume contains the entries from "Passion" to "Linen" and many of the plates have wonderful images of people expressing different moods in the style of Lavater. Hardback, in paper covered boards (age uncertain but likely mid 20th Century) Original label pasted to the spine. Clean and tidy. Internally clean and tidy throughout, a little creasing to the edges of the folding plates, but overall in excellent condition. Brünn, the second city of the Czech republic, was at this time, the capital of Moravia, and had a German speaking majority amongst its population. VIII, 800…

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    Brünn [Brno]: Joseph George Trassler, 1801. Volume 75 of this encyclopedia. Engraved frontis and 67 engraved plates to the rear, several folding. (So complete). This volume contains the entries from "Passion" to "Linen" and many of the plates have wonderful images of people expressing different moods in the style of Lavater. Hardback, in paper covered boards (age uncertain but likely mid 20th Century) Original label pasted to the spine. Clean and tidy. Internally clean and tidy throughout, a little creasing to the edges of the folding plates, but overall in excellent condition. Brünn, the second city of the Czech republic, was at this time, the capital of Moravia, and had a German speaking majority amongst its population. VIII, 800 pp + plates.

    . Famous economic encyclopedia written by a total of six authors. The Berlin doctor Johann Georg Krünitz (1728-1796), who himself designed the first 73 volumes, gave the name to and initiated the ambitious undertaking. After his death, the work was continued first by the lawyer and composer Friedrich Jakob Floerke (1759-1799), and by his brother, the botanist Heinrich Gustav Floerke (1764-1835), volume 124-225 compiled by Johann Wilhelm David Korth (1783- 1861),

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  • ORTHOPEDIE; Deviations du rachis | Mal de pott | Luxations congenitales | Coxalgie by RAINALL Freres, Leon & Jules
    RAINALL Freres, Leon & Jules
    ORTHOPEDIE; Deviations du rachis | Mal de pott | Luxations congenitales | Coxalgie Colour Plates only / Plaques de couleur uniquement.

    Paris: Masson et Cie. This work on orthopaedia, published in 1901, was part history of orthopaedics, and part medical corset catalogue. It stated that it included 98 gravures, but most of these are black and white vignettes. The work contained 11 full colour lithographic plates engraved by LARTAUD and printed by Geny-Gros. A scarce item, the best example seems to be that of the Wellcome Collection (K30262). They also show the same 11 plates. The plates are in good, clean condition, with just a touch of foxing spots here and there. The reverse shows where each has been removed from the original book. (Not by us of course). 11 pages. 270 by 190mm (10¾ by 7½ inches).

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    Paris: Masson et Cie. This work on orthopaedia, published in 1901, was part history of orthopaedics, and part medical corset catalogue. It stated that it included 98 gravures, but most of these are black and white vignettes. The work contained 11 full colour lithographic plates engraved by LARTAUD and printed by Geny-Gros. A scarce item, the best example seems to be that of the Wellcome Collection (K30262). They also show the same 11 plates. The plates are in good, clean condition, with just a touch of foxing spots here and there. The reverse shows where each has been removed from the original book. (Not by us of course). 11 pages. 270 by 190mm (10¾ by 7½ inches).

    . Cet ouvrage sur l'orthopédie, publié en 1901, était à la fois une histoire de l'orthopédie et un catalogue de corsets médicaux. Il est indiqué qu'il comprend 98 gravures, mais la plupart d'entre elles sont des vignettes en noir et blanc. L'ouvrage contient 11 planches lithographiques en couleurs gravées par LARTAUD et imprimées par Geny-Gros. Il s'agit d'une pièce rare, dont le meilleur exemplaire semble être celui de la Wellcome Collection (K30262). Il s'agit des mêmes 11 planches. Les planches sont en bon état, propres, avec juste quelques rousseurs ici et là. Le verso montre l'endroit où chaque planche a été retirée du livre original. (Pas par nous bien sûr). 11 pages. 270 x 190 mm

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  • Photograph of a Red Cross Nurse - World War One by MANUEL, Henri
    MANUEL, Henri
    Photograph of a Red Cross Nurse - World War One

    1914. Mounted albumen print of a nurse in Red Cross uniform, signed "Henri Manuel Paris" in pencil in lower margin of mount. - A few small stains. With (later) annotation in ballpoint on verso "La guerre 1914-1918". The nurse is portrayed in a beatific pose. Henri Manuel (1874 – 1947) was a French photographer who served as the official photographer of the French government from 1914 to 1944. 212 by 146mm (8¼ by 5¾ inches).

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  • Physical Principles of Mechanics and Acoustics by POHL, R. W.
    POHL, R. W.
    Physical Principles of Mechanics and Acoustics

    London: Blackie & Son, 1932. First Thus (first English translation) of Einführung in die Mechanik, Akustik und Wärmelehre, issued as v. 1 of his Einführung in die Physik. Original dark brown cloth, with gilt titles to spine. A little bumping and rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine, with a very small (2-3mm) closed tear to the head of the spine. No significant marks to the cloth. Foyles bookshop sticker to the inside board. Fractionally darkened to the edges, otherwise in excellent condition. Xii, 338 pages + 13 photographic plates. (complete). A very nice copy. Pohl has been described as the Father of Solid State Physics, 220 by 160mm (8¾ by 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3677
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  • Practical Wildfowling: A Complete Guide to the Art of the Fowler by FALLON, W. J.
    FALLON, W. J.
    Practical Wildfowling: A Complete Guide to the Art of the Fowler With descriptions of the various birds usually met with. Second edition, revised and greatly enlarged.

    London: L. Upcott Gill, 1907. Original buckram with gilt vignette and titles to front board. titles to spine. Spine a little faded, and a slight stain to the front board. Period adverts as end papers. The book itself is clean and tidy throughout, with a little darkening to the pages only. Decent copy. 248, 20 pp. (adverts to rear). 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

    . Bougran original avec vignette et titres dorés sur la première planche. titres au dos. Le dos est un peu décoloré, et une légère tache est présente sur le premier plat. Des publicités d'époque font office de pages de garde. Le livre lui-même est propre et bien rangé, avec un léger assombrissement…

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    London: L. Upcott Gill, 1907. Original buckram with gilt vignette and titles to front board. titles to spine. Spine a little faded, and a slight stain to the front board. Period adverts as end papers. The book itself is clean and tidy throughout, with a little darkening to the pages only. Decent copy. 248, 20 pp. (adverts to rear). 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

    . Bougran original avec vignette et titres dorés sur la première planche. titres au dos. Le dos est un peu décoloré, et une légère tache est présente sur le premier plat. Des publicités d'époque font office de pages de garde. Le livre lui-même est propre et bien rangé, avec un léger assombrissement des pages seulement. Exemplaire décent. 248, 20 pp. (publicités au dos). 190 x 130 mm

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  • Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds. by SWAINSON, Rev. Charles
    SWAINSON, Rev. Charles
    Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds.

    London: Published by Trübner and Co. For The English Dialect Society, 1885. First edition, in half-leather hardback binding. With raised bands and gilt title to spine. Boards are quite rubbed, particularly to spine, and a damp stain to fore-edge of front board. Foxing to front free end paper. Neat initials to half title. Inside, one or two spots of foxing, but minimal. 243 pages. 235 x 155 mm (9¼ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3019
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  • From handicraft to large-scale production
    Revolution in Glassmaking. by SCOVILLE, Warren C.
    SCOVILLE, Warren C.
    Revolution in Glassmaking. Entrepeneurship Technological Change in American Industry 1880-1920.

    Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press, 1948. First edition. A hardback in its original red cloth with gilt-stamped title to spine. Original red and white dust jacket. Includes frontis portrait of Edward Drummond Libbey plus several b/w plates and in text b/w illustrations and photographs. The dust jacket has some small areas of loss, and is very faded to spine - but the book itself is in a very good state. Now protected in clear Mylar wrap to help preserve the dust jacket. xvii + 398 pages. 245 x 160 mm (9¾ x 6¼ inches).

    This work encompasses not only the fine details of technology (directly responsible for the development of glassmaking, particularly from 1880 on), but goes into the…

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    Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press, 1948. First edition. A hardback in its original red cloth with gilt-stamped title to spine. Original red and white dust jacket. Includes frontis portrait of Edward Drummond Libbey plus several b/w plates and in text b/w illustrations and photographs. The dust jacket has some small areas of loss, and is very faded to spine - but the book itself is in a very good state. Now protected in clear Mylar wrap to help preserve the dust jacket. xvii + 398 pages. 245 x 160 mm (9¾ x 6¼ inches).

    This work encompasses not only the fine details of technology (directly responsible for the development of glassmaking, particularly from 1880 on), but goes into the metamorphosis of labour relationship, labour costs, factory management, output, price, and even into earnings and dividends paid. The leading part a handful of men in Toledo (Ohio) seem to have played in upscaling production is part of America's industrial history.

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  • Slang Esculaap en Gaper, by SCHOENMAKERS, Ton., & JAS, Jorien.
    SCHOENMAKERS, Ton., & JAS, Jorien.
    Slang Esculaap en Gaper, Medisch-farmaceutische symbolen

    Mijdrecht: Roche Nederland B.V, 1993. Fascinating book, dealing with the symbols and representations associated with chemists / apothecaries. Full of colour photographs. 174 pages. Clean and tidy full colour dust wrapper. Book itself is also clean throughout. It appears that a front end paper has been removed, so the book starts with the half title. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2681
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  • Spectropia; or, Surprising Spectral illusions showing Ghosts everywhere, and of any Colour. by BROWN, J.H.
    BROWN, J.H.
    Spectropia; or, Surprising Spectral illusions showing Ghosts everywhere, and of any Colour.

    London: Griffith & Farran, 1865. Fourth edition (published in the first year as the First Edition) of this scarce work debunking Spiritualism and those who claimed to see ghosts. Through the use of 16 illustrations (13 hand coloured) the author shows how the illusion of seeing a ghost can be created. The "List of Plates" identifies what colour illusion a plate will create. "Plate II. this black figure will give a white spectre." etc. Blue boards with text (in ten different fonts !!) and a spectral figure looking particularly Scrooge Like floating across the front board. The rear board has adverts for Griffith and Farran books recently published. Red cloth spine. A touch of darkening and some rubbing (with…

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    London: Griffith & Farran, 1865. Fourth edition (published in the first year as the First Edition) of this scarce work debunking Spiritualism and those who claimed to see ghosts. Through the use of 16 illustrations (13 hand coloured) the author shows how the illusion of seeing a ghost can be created. The "List of Plates" identifies what colour illusion a plate will create. "Plate II. this black figure will give a white spectre." etc. Blue boards with text (in ten different fonts !!) and a spectral figure looking particularly Scrooge Like floating across the front board. The rear board has adverts for Griffith and Farran books recently published. Red cloth spine. A touch of darkening and some rubbing (with two areas of loss to the rear panel). A couple of creases and edgewear to the boards. Title page has a small closed tear (repaired with archival tape). The rest of the book is clean, with a little handling to the pages. A small An attractive copy of a scarce work. 11, XVI. pp. 250 by 200mm (9¾ by 7¾ inches).

    . Quatrième édition (publiée la première année en tant que première édition) de cet ouvrage rare démystifiant le spiritisme et ceux qui prétendaient voir des fantômes. Grâce à l'utilisation de 16 illustrations (13 coloriées à la main), l'auteur montre comment l'illusion de voir un fantôme peut être créée. La "Liste des planches" identifie l'illusion de couleur qu'une assiette créera. "Planche II. cette figure noire donnera un spectre blanc." etc. Des panneaux bleus avec du texte (en dix polices différentes !!) et une figure spectrale ressemblant particulièrement à Scrooge flottant sur le panneau avant. Le panneau arrière contient des publicités pour les livres de Griffith et Farran récemment publiés Dos en toile rouge. Une touche d'assombrissement et quelques frottements (avec deux zones de perte sur le panneau arrière). Quelques plis et usures sur les bords des plats. La page de titre a une petite déchirure fermée (réparée avec du ruban adhésif). Le reste du livre est propre, avec un peu de manipulation dans les pages. Un petit Un bel exemplaire d'un ouvrage rare. 11, XVI. pp. 250 x 200 mm.

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  • French Revolutionary Account of Great Britain
    Tableau de la Grande-Bretagne, de L'Irlande et des possessions Angloises dans les quatre parties du monde by BAERT-DUHOLANT, Charles Alexandre Balthazar François de Paule
    BAERT-DUHOLANT, Charles Alexandre Balthazar François de Paule
    Tableau de la Grande-Bretagne, de L'Irlande et des possessions Angloises dans les quatre parties du monde

    Paris: H.J. Jansen. 8 l'an (the 8th Revolutionary year) 1800. First edition, where the author is anonymous, but the preface is signed Baert. 4 volumes. in-8vo, Contemporary half calf, mottled paper covers, corners bumped and the gilt titles and decoration are significantly rubbed. Complete with 4 folding maps (England, Scotland, Ireland, India)& folding plan of Gibraltar by J.-D. Barbier de Bocage, 3 views incl. Fingal's Cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, Giant's Causeway located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland and Gibraltar, the 2 portraits engr. by A.J. Hulk of William Pitt (after William Owen) and Charles Fox (after K.A. Heckel), a folding plate "Combat de boxers à Odiham" and 14 folded tables. The…

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    Paris: H.J. Jansen. 8 l'an (the 8th Revolutionary year) 1800. First edition, where the author is anonymous, but the preface is signed Baert. 4 volumes. in-8vo, Contemporary half calf, mottled paper covers, corners bumped and the gilt titles and decoration are significantly rubbed. Complete with 4 folding maps (England, Scotland, Ireland, India)& folding plan of Gibraltar by J.-D. Barbier de Bocage, 3 views incl. Fingal's Cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, Giant's Causeway located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland and Gibraltar, the 2 portraits engr. by A.J. Hulk of William Pitt (after William Owen) and Charles Fox (after K.A. Heckel), a folding plate "Combat de boxers à Odiham" and 14 folded tables. The information and tables show the concerns of the Commune in Paris - how much the monarchy costs England, the number of prisoners etc. Text is entirely in French.
    Vo1 1. Fingal's cave; Giant's Causeway; View of Gibraltar; Map of England, with vignette of Stonehenge. Small stain to top edge; Map of Scotland and the islands, with two vignettes of Croagh Patrick (which is in Ireland!); Map of Ireland with vignette plan of the lakes of Killarney, and St Kevin's tower Glendalough; folding plan of Gibraltar; folding chart of imports and exports; A supplement (notes). The supplement has its own pagination but also some page numbers repeated, so although text is continuous with 15 pages, the numbering is not. After the supplement, the general numbering continues). P. 297/8 has a tear / loss to the corner 8cm x 3 cm - not affecting text. Otherwise, the pages are in excellent condition. Pagination: [vi], 1-449, Supplement 1-10, 7-11, 450-460.
    Vol 2. 2 folding charts on Commerce of India; folding chart on prisoners in London; Map of India. Clean and tidy throughout. Pagination: 1-520, 1-12, 521-532, [ii].
    Vol 3. Portraits of William Pitt and Charles Fox; folding chart on the expenditure of monarchs; 5 further folding charts on economic matters. Pagination: 1-494, 1-48, 495-502, [ii].
    Vol 4. Folding plate of boxers in Odiham, 2 folding charts on imports and exports per country, 2 other folding charts. Pagination: 1-374, 1-22, 385-486, 375-384, [ii] pp (complete)
    210 by 130mm (8¼ by 5 inches). Conforms to OCLC: 4475806

    . 8 l'an (8e année révolutionnaire) 1800. Première édition, où l'auteur est anonyme, mais la préface est signée Baert. 4 vol. in-8vo, demi-veau de l'époque, couvertures de papier moucheté, coins heurtés, titres et décorations dorés fortement frottés. Complet de 4 cartes dépliantes (Angleterre, Ecosse, Irlande, Inde) et d'un plan dépliant de Gibraltar par J.-D. Barbier de Bocage. Barbier de Bocage, 3 vues incluant Fingal's Cave sur l'île inhabitée de Staffa, la Chaussée des Géants située dans le Comté d'Antrim sur la côte nord de l'Irlande du Nord et Gibraltar, les 2 portraits engr. par A.J. Hulk de William Pitt (d'après William Owen) et Charles Fox (d'après K.A. Heckel), une planche dépliante "Combat de boxers à Odiham" et 14 tableaux dépliants. Les informations et les tableaux montrent les préoccupations de la Commune de Paris - combien la monarchie coûte à l'Angleterre, le nombre de prisonniers, etc. Le texte est entièrement en français.
    Vo1 1. Grotte de Fingal ; Chaussée des Géants ; Vue de Gibraltar ; Carte d'Angleterre, avec vignette de Stonehenge. Petite tache sur le bord supérieur ; Carte de l'Ecosse et des îles, avec deux vignettes de Croagh Patrick (qui se trouve en Irlande !); Carte de l'Irlande avec plan vignette des lacs de Killarney, et de la tour St Kevin de Glendalough ; plan dépliant de Gibraltar ; tableau dépliant des importations et exportations ; Un supplément (notes). Le supplément a sa propre pagination mais aussi quelques numéros de page répétés, de sorte que si le texte est continu sur 15 pages, la numérotation ne l'est pas. Après le supplément, la numérotation générale continue). La page 297/8 présente une déchirure/perte au coin de 8 cm x 3 cm - n'affectant pas le texte. Sinon, les pages sont en excellent état. Pagination : [vi], 1-449, Supplément 1-10, 7-11, 450-460.
    Vol. 2. 2 tableaux dépliants sur le commerce de l'Inde ; tableau dépliant sur les prisonniers à Londres ; carte de l'Inde. Exemplaire propre et bien rangé. Pagination : 1-520, 1-12, 521-532, [ii].
    Vol. 3. Portraits de William Pitt et Charles Fox ; tableau dépliant sur les dépenses des monarques ; 5 autres tableaux dépliants sur des sujets économiques. Pagination : 1-494, 1-48, 495-502, [ii].
    Vol. 4. Plaque dépliante de boxeurs à Odiham, 2 tableaux dépliants sur les importations et exportations par pays, 2 autres tableaux dépliants. Pagination : 1-374, 1-22, 385-486, 375-384, [ii] pp (complet).
    210 par 130mm (8¼ par 5 pouces). Conforme à OCLC : 4475806

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