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Medical secrets plus a largely imaginary Medieval European view of India

[ACHILLINI, Alessandro]. Secreta secretorum Aristotelis.
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ARISTOTLE [pseudo]. Maximi philosophi ... de signis aquarum: & tempestatum.
ARISTOTLE [pseudo]. Maximi philosophurum ... de mineralibus.
ALEXANDER OF APHRODISIAS. De intellectu.
AVERROES. De beatitudine anime.
ACHILLINI, Alexander. De universalibus.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT [pseudo]. De mirabilibus Indie.
(Colophon: Lyon, Antoine Blanchard, 23 March) 1528. Small 8vo (15 x 10.5 cm). With a title-page with a decorated woodcut border, woodcut printer's device on last page, 6 woodcut initials. Contemporary blind-tooled sheepskin(?) parchment over wooden boards, in a panel design, brass catch-plates and anchor-plates (straps and clasps lost). Full description
€ 11,500
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Rare early edition of a popular book of botanical, mineralogical and zoological wonders
with a large woodcut of the author among his books

ALBERTUS MAGNUS (pseudo). Liber secretorum ... De virtutibus herbarum: & animalium quorundam. Eiusdemq[ue] liber De mirabilibus mundi: & etiam de quibusdam effectibus causatis a quibusdam animalibus &c.
(Colophon: Venice, Johan Baptist Sessa, 12 February 1502). Small 4to (21 x 15.5 cm). With a large woodcut portrait of the author at his desk. Gold-tooled maroon morocco (ca. 1870/90?) for James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk (1827-1905), gilt edges. Full description
€ 12,500
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Very rare thesis on nephritis, printed and published in Rio de Janeiro

ALMEIDA MARTINS COSTA, Domingos de. Do diagnostico das diversas formas clinicas do mal de Bright - These de concurso ...
Rio de Janeiro, Typographia Academica, 1879. 8vo. With 2 woodcut illustrations (a cross-section of a kidney and a representation of the urinary tract) and a full-page letterpress table of medical data. 20th-century marbled boards. Full description
€ 875
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Official pharmacopoeias's of Amsterdam and London bound together

[AMSTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [TULP, Nicolaes]. Pharmacopoea Amstelredamensis, senatus auctoritate munita & recognita. Editio quinta.
Amsterdam, Joan Blaeu, 1650. With a woodcut coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam on title-page.
With: (2) [LONDON - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS]. Pharmacopoeia Londinensis collegarum.
London, [s.n.], 1662. 2 works in 1 volume. 16mo. Contemporary vellum, new endpapers. Full description
€ 1,250
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Rare third edition of the Amsterdam pharmacopoeia in Dutch, with an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken

[AMSTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [TULP, Nicolaes and Pieter BERNAGIE (translator)]. Pharmacopaea Amstelredamensis, of d'Amsterdammer apotheek, in welke allerlei medicamenten, zijnde tot Amsterdam in 't gebruik, konstiglijk bereid worden. Als ook des selfs krachten en manier van ingeven. Den derden druk ...
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1686. 12mo. With an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken, showing the interior of an apothecary. Modern red cloth. Full description
€ 2,750
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Rare fourth edition of the Amsterdam pharmacopoeia in Dutch, with an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken

[AMSTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [TULP, Nicolaes and Pieter BERNAGIE (translator)]. Pharmacopaea Amstelredamensis, of d'Amsterdammer apotheek, in welke allerlei medicamenten, zijnde tot Amsterdam in 't gebruik, konstiglijk bereid worden. Als ook des selfs krachten en manier van ingeven. Den vierden druk ...
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1690. 12mo. With an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken, showing the interior of an apothecary. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,750
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Very rare sixth edition of the Amsterdam pharmacopoeia in Dutch, with an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken

[AMSTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [TULP, Nicolaes and Pieter BERNAGIE (translator)]. Pharmacopoea Amstelredamensis, of d'Amsterdammer apotheek, in welke allerlei medicamenten, zynde tot Amsterdam in 't gebruik, konstiglyk bereyd worden. Als ook des selfs kragten en manier van ingeven. Des sesden druk vermeerdert en verbetert.
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1706. 12mo. With an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken, showing the interior of an apothecary and a woodcut vignette of a vase on the title-page. Vellum (ca. 1900?). Full description
€ 2,250
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First official Antwerp pharmacopoeia

[ANTWERP - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [BOUDEWIJNS, Michiel, and others]. Pharmacia Antverpiensis galeno-chymica.
Antwerp, Joris Willemsens I, 1660 [engraved title-page 1661]. 4to. With an integral engraved title-page by Petrus van Caukercken after Abraham van Diepenbeeck, showing the figures of Galenus and Mesue. 18th-century vellum. Full description
€ 2,750
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16th-century recipes and advice on all possible matters

BAPST, Michael. Ein newes und nu¨tzlichs Ertzney, Kunst, und Wunderbuch, deszgleichen hiebevorn nicht gesehen, darinnen neben allerley Alchymistischen und andern Ku¨nsten, wunderbarlichen Sachen, und Historien, ...
(colophon: Mühlhausen, printed by Andreas Hanksch for Henning Gross,) 1590.
With: (2) BAPST, Michael. Gifftjagendes Kunst unnd Haussbuch, darinnen zu befinden, wie man allerley gifftige schedliche Würme vertreiben, auch mancherley wilde Thiere, Fische, und Vogel künstlich fangen, unnd tödten sol; ...
Leipzig, (colophon: printed by Zacharias Bärwald for Henning Grosse), 1591. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,250
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Milestone in the development of botany,
describing over 5000 plants, more than half illustrated,
from the library of Haskell F. Norman

BAUHIN, Jean and Jean Henri CHERLER. Historia plantarum universalis.
Yverdon, 1650-1651. 3 volumes. Folio. With 3 engraved and 3 letterpress title-pages and 3577 woodcut illustrations in text. The first engraved title-page contains the portraits of the great botanists, with the portraits of Bauhin and Cherler below. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 13,500
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Hawaiian lepers

BECHTINGER, Joseph. Ein Jahr auf den Sandwich-Inseln. (Hawaiische Inseln.) … Memoiren. - Band I. [all published].
Vienna, for the author (colophon: printed by W. Jacobi), 1869. 8vo. With wood-engraved frontispiece, 7 illustration plates (showing 14 numbered wood-engravings with letterpress captions), 3 woodcuts in the text, and a tinted lithographic folding map. Original publisher's yellow printed-paper wrappers with wood-engraved vignette. Full description
€ 750
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Attractively illustrated and popular medical work

BEVERWIJCK, Johan van and Jacob CATS. Wercken der genees-konste.
Amsterdam, (widow of) Jan Jacobsz. Schipper, 1672. 3 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, 28 engravings in volume one, 29 engravings in volume two (including one on the title-page) and 20 engravings (including one on the title-page) plus 1 woodcut in volume three. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 1,250
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First Dutch guide to pediatrics (dedication in 1st state),
with an appendix on Japanese and Borneo camphor

BLANKAART, Steven. Verhandelinge van de opvoedinge en ziekten der kinderen. Vertoonende op wat wyse de kinderen gezond konnen blyven, en ziek zijnde, bequamelyk konnen herstelt werden. Zeer nodig voor alle huyshoudende lieden.
Amsterdam, Hieronymus Sweerts, 1684. 8vo. With an engraved title-page showing a hospital scene and 19 figures on 6 engraved plates. Near contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 8,500
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On medicinal value of springs in Aachen

BLONDEL, François. Thermarum aquisgranensium, et porcetanarum elucidatio, & thaumaturgia. Sive admirabilis earumdem natura, & admirabiliores sanationes; qua producunt in usibus balneationis, potationis.
Aachen, J.H. Clemens for the author, 1688. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece with letterpress imprint and built-up border, coat of arms of Aachen pasted on verso of frontispiece, engraved coats of arms of 4 dedicatees on verso of the title-page, full-page engraved portrait of the author, folding engraved plan of Aachen (22.5 x 27 cm), folding engraved view of Burtscheid (11.5 x 24 cm), 16 smaller engravings in text. CContemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, in attractive modern clamshell box. Full description
€ 2,250
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Medical handbooks by Cartesian physicians
and a work on chemistry with a false London imprint

BONTEKOE, Cornelis. Fundamenta medica sive de alcali et acidi effectibus per modum fermentionis & effervescentiæ. Acedit ... Pharmocopaea ...
Amsterdam, Cornelis Blankaart, 1688.
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(2) BLANKAART, Steven. Praxeos medicæ idea nova.
Amsterdam, Jan Claesz. ten Hoorn, 1685. With the engraved arms of the dedicatee Abraham Johannes Kuffler and 6 engraved illustration plates showing 10 numbered figures.
(3) VIGANI, Giovanni Francesco. Medulla chymiæ, variis experimentis aucta, multisq; figuris illustrata.
"London", [= northern Germany?], "Henry Faithorne & John Kersey" [printer and publisher unknown], 1685. With 3 numbered engraved folding plates, with 6, 6 and 3 figures. 3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 1,950
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Six rare books of secrets and informative handbooks (1540-1686),
covering metallurgy, dying, medicine, culinary carving, paper cutting and the Amsterdam labyrinth

[BOOKS OF SECRETS]. Kunstbüchlin, gerechten gründtlichen gebrauchs aller kunstbaren Werckleut. Ertzarbeyt, in un[d] ausserhalb feurs, auss alchimistischem und natürlichem grund … Jede Farben zubereyten, erhalten, bessern und widerbringen.
Frankfurt am Main, Christian Egenolph, [ca. 1540]. With woodcut illustration on title-page, depicting about 25 tools, implements and pieces of equipment for painting, metalworking, smelting, woodworking and other arts and crafts.
With:
(2) Den sack der consten, uyt den Italiaens ende Franssoys in onse Nederlantsche tale overgheset, tot vermakinghe van alle sware gheesten, ende voor de ghene die gheerne wat nieus willen hooren.
Antwerpen, Godtgaf Verhulst, 1622. With woodcut illustration on title-page and a small woodcut illustration in text.
(3) CERVIO, Vincenzo. Il trinciante ..., ampliato, et ridotto a perfettione dal cavalier reale Fusoritto da Narni.
Including: Aggiunta fattaal trinciante.
Venice, heirs of Giovanni Varisco, (1593). 2 parts. With Varisco's woodcut device on title-page of part 1 and a more attractive larger variant on the title-page of part 2 (repeated above the colophon), 4 full-page woodcuts on 2 integral leaves and 2 (of 3) folding woodcut plates.
(4) PROCACCHI, Giaccomo. Voorlegh boeck ofte maniere om verscheyden soorten van spijse soo gesooden als gebraden, aende vorck voor te snyden ende om dienen.
Leiden, Jacob Roels, 1639. With 3 folding woodcut plates and 13 full-page woodcuts on integral leaves. The numbering of the plates omits no. 8 as usual.
(5) Konstig en vermaakelijk tyd-verdryf, der Hollandsche jufferen of onderricht der papiere sny-konst. … Het eerst deel [all published].
Amsterdam, Johannes ten Hoorn, 1686. With about two dozen woodcuts in text.
(6) Verklaringe van verscheyden kunst-rijcke wercken en hare beweginghe, door oorlogie-werck ghedreven, … Alles te sien in't Oude Doolhof tot Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Tymon Houthaak, 1650. With an engraved illustration of a labyrinth on title-page and 4 further illustrations on integral leaves (1 full-page and blank on the verso, by P. Holsteyn after A. Vinckenbrinck; 3 in text). Lacking the folding engraved plate of David and Goliath.
6 works in 1 volume. Small 4to (19.5 x 16 cm). Half vellum (ca. 1730). Full description
€ 45,000
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Important 1639 handbook for the medical use of animals and animal products

BOSSCHE, Willem vanden. Historia medica, in qua libris IV. Animalium natura, et eorum medica utilitas exactè & luculenter tractantur. Cum iconibus eorum, ad vivum delineatis.
Brussels, Jan Mommaert II, 1639. 4to. With woodcut device on title-page, a different woodcut of the same device on final page, 77 woodcut illustrations plus 3 repeats (4 signed "I.C.I." for Jan Christoffel Jegher). Contemporary sheepskin parchment over flexible boards. Full description
€ 3,250
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The productive and profitable aspects of the natural world

BRADLEY, Richard. Wysgeerige verhandeling van de werken der natuure. Waar in verscheide trapswyze opklimmingen, in de byzondere deelen der scheppinge, als mynstoffen, plantgewassen en dieren aangetoond worden. Hier by is gevoegd een berigt van den tegenwoordigen staat der tuinen, zoo van Groot-Brittanien, als van gansch Europa. Als meede nieuwe ondervindingen ter verbetering van onvrugtbaare gronden, en aankweeking van houtgewas, vrugtboomen, wyngaarden, zalaade, peulvrugten en alle soorten van graanen: benevens eenige aanmerkingen over den landbouw der Vlaamingen in het zaayen van vlas. … Na den tweeden druk uit het Engelsch vertaald.
Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1744. 8vo. With title-page printed in red and black with woodcut vignette, and 29 engraved folding plates (numbered I-XVII and XX-XXXI: there were no plates XVIII or XIX), each showing several botanical and zoological illustrations. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 975
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Catalogue of the most comprehensive tobacco collection in the world

BROOKS, Jerome E. Tobacco its history illustrated by the books, manuscripts and engravings in the library of George Arents, Jr.
New York, The Rosenbach Company and the New York Public Library, 1937-1969. 15 volumes (including 10 supplements). Folio (34 x 25.5 cm). Illustrated throughout. The first 5 volumes in original red cloth and the 10 supplements in original paper wrappers. Full description
€ 950
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Two copies of the statutes of the medical college of Brussels, bound with a dissertation containing chemical experiments and a lecture read by the praeses and author's brother

[BRUSSELS]. Collegie der medecyne, op-ghericht door den magistraet der stadt Brussel
Brussels, Antoine Claudinot, 1721.
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(2) [BRUSSELS]. [Collegie der medecyne, op-ghericht door den magistraet der stadt Brussel].
Brussels, Antoine Claudinot, 1721.
(3) WEIGEL, Christian Ehrenfried. Programma quo Christ. Ehrenfr. Weigel... fratris dilectissimi Caroli Henrici Bernhardi Weigel... dissertationem inauguralem... publice defendam indicit praemittens historiae baryllorium rudimenta.
Greifswald, Anton Ferdinand Röse, 1785. With a folding letterpress dedication page..
(4) WEIGEL, Christian Ehrenfried and Karl Heinrich Bernhard WEIGEL. Dissertatio inauguralis sistens experimenta chemica et instrumenta chirurgica emendata.
Greifswald, Anton Ferdinand Röse, 1785. With a folding engraved plate showing surgical instruments. 4 works in 1 volume. Small 4to (19.5 x 15 cm). 19th century boards. Full description
€ 1,850
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Second edition of the Brussels pharmacopoeia, this copy a gift from the apothecary of King Philip V of Spain

[BRUSSELS - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [JOCQUET, Joannes, and others]. Pharmacopoea auctior, et correctior, jussu nobilissimi, amplissimique senatus Bruxellensis edita ...
Including: Taxa, seu pretium medicamentorum in hac pharmacopoea contentorum.
Brussels, Pierre Hacquebaud, 1671. Folio. Contemporary calf; rebacked with part of the original gold-tooled backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 395
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Rare second edition in Dutch of the Brussels pharmacopoeia

[BRUSSELS - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [JOCQUET, Joannes, and others]. Brusselsche apotheek, door het gezag van de magistraat bevestigd, en naar de tweede Latynsche druk in het Nederduitsch vertaalt.
Amsterdam, Johannes van Seggeren, 1775. 8vo. With an engraved title-page showing an apothecary shop, the preparation of medicines and a botanical garden, and 2 folding engravings identifying alchemical symbols and measurements. Contemporary wrappers, rebacked. Full description
€ 750
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The history and preparation of coffee

CADET DE VAUX, Antoine-Alexis and Charles-Louis CADET. Dissertation sur le café; son historique, ses propriétés, et le procédé pour en obtenir la boisson la plus agréable, la plus salutaire et la plus économique; ...
Paris, for the Bureau du Journal d'Economie Rurale, Mme. Huzard and Xhrouet, 1806. 12mo. Contemporary blue boards. Full description
€ 1,250
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Comparative anatomy with detailed plates

CAMPER, Pieter. Oeuvres de Pierre Camper, qui ont pour objet l'histoire naturelle, la physiologie et l'anatomie comparée.
Paris, Jansen and Bertrand; Bordeaux, Melon, 1803. 3 text volumes (8vo) and 1 plate volume (folio). With stipple-engraved author's portrait by B. Roger and 34 numbered engraved plates with anatomical illustrations of animals by Picquenot and Vinkeles after Camper, including an orangutan and an elephant. Text volumes bound in contemporary mottled calf with richly gold-tooled spines, and the plates volume in contemporary half calf with green marbled sides. Full description
€ 2,000
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Remedies for common internal and external diseases and ailments

[CAPUEEL, Engelbert]. Enchiridion medicum oft medicyn boexken waer in verhandelt worden veel sieekten [!] die daghelyckx voorvallen, daer by de remedien om die te genesen ... den tweeden druck vermeerdert ende verbetert.
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[CAPUEEL, Engelbert]. Eenige remedien die aengaen de chirurgie ofte uytwendige gebreken des lichaems.
[CAPUEEL, Engelbert]. Clarius et majus lumen pharmacopaeorum. Dat is claerder en meerder licht der apothekers...
Antwerp, Jean Francois Lucas, 1724. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 425
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Remedies for common internal and external diseases and ailments

[CAPUEEL, Engelbert]. Enchiridion medicum oft medicyn boexken waer in ver-handelt worden veel sieckten die daghelijckx voor-vallen, daer by de remedien om die te genesen … den vyfden druck vermeerdert ende verbetert.
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[CAPUEEL, Engelbert]. Eenige remedien die aen-gaen de chirurgie ofte uyt-wendige gebrecken des lichaems.
[CAPUEEL, Engelbert]. Clarius et majus lumen pharmacopaeorum. Dat is claerder en meerder licht der apothekers...
Antwerp, Conradus Ignatius van der Hey, 1734. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 400
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The most complete Renaissance treatise on culinary carving
With 3 woodcut plates

CERVIO, Vincenzo. Il trinciante . . ., ampliato, et ridotto a perfettione dal cavallier reale Fusoritto da Narni.
Venice, heirs of Francesco Tramezini, 1581. 4to. With woodcut printer's device on title-page and 3 woodcut plates (1 folding), showing carving knives, forks and a carving iron, and fowl ready for carving, with parts labelled. Modern dark brown, gold- and blind-tooled reversed calf. Full description
€ 15,000
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Anthrax in the 18th-century

CHABERT, Philibert. Traité du charbon ou anthrax dans les animaux.
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1782. 8vo. With woodcut crowned French royal coat of arms on title-page and a woodcut headpiece (signed "B."). 19th-century(?) half tanned, mottled sheepskin. Full description
€ 1,250
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A brief history of medicine, including Mesue, Avicenna, Serapion the Younger and other Arab authors

CHAMPIER, Symphorien. Castigationes seu emendationes pharmacopolarum, sive apothecariorum, ac Arabum medicorum Mesue, Serapionis, Rafis, Alpharabii, & aliorum iuniorum medicorum...
(Colophon: Lyon, Johannes Crespin, 1532). 2 parts in 1 volume (bound in reverse order). 8vo. With armorial woodcut on title-page to the second part (bound as opening title-page), repeated several times in text, and numerous woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum, richly blind-tooled in a panel design. Full description
€ 12,500
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Declaring Arabic medicinal plants “pernicious and venomous” for Europeans

CHAMPIER, Symphorien. Hortus Gallicus, pro Gallis in Gallia scriptus, veruntamen non minus Italis, Germanis, & Hispanis, qua[m] Gallis necessarius. ...
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-Campus Elysius Galliae Amoenitate refertus: in quo sunt medicinæ compositæ, herbæ & plantæ virentes: in quo quicquid apud Indos, Arabes, & Poenos reperitur, ...
-Periarchon id est de principiis utriusque philosophiae, ...
Lyon, Melchior & Gaspar Trechsel, 1533. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With 3 title-pages each with the same woodcut device, the woodcut arms of Champier and Terrail (Champier's wife) in mirror image (plus 2 repeats), the Terrail arms at the end, 14 woodcut decorated initials plus 9 repeats, and a vine-leaf ornament. Gold-tooled red goatskin morocco by Hippolyte Duru for Joachim Gomez de la Cortina, Marqués de Morante, each board with Morante's crowned coat of arms and his crowned JGC cipher monogram in each of the four corners and 3 of the 6 spine compartments. Full description
€ 18,000
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Extensive compendium on medicinal plants

CHOMEL, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste. Abregé de l'histoire des plantes usuelles, dans lequel on donne leurs noms différens, tant François que Latins.Including: Catalogus plantarum officinalium, secumdum earum facultates dispositus.
Paris, sons of Nyon, 1738. 3 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 400
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Early treatise on acupuncture

CHURCHILL, James Morss. Traité de l'acupuncture, ou zin-king des Chinois et des Japonais; ouvrage destiné a faire connaître la valeur médicale de cette opération, et a donner les documens nécessaires pour la pratiquer.
Paris, Crevot (back of half-title: printed by De Lebel), 1825. 8vo. Modern paper-covered boards. Full description
€ 1,250
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Very rare Brussels edition of the first anatomical atlas illustrated by lithography, with 300 plates

CLOQUET, Jules Germain. Anatomie de l'homme, ou description et figures lithographiées de toutes les parties du corps humain; ... publiée par C. de Lasteyrie. ... Tome premier[-second].
Brussels, Livorno, Leipzig, Auguste Wahlen, 1828[-1831?]. 2 volumes plus a supplement, bound as 1. Royal folio (52 x 35.5 cm). With 2 letterpress title-pages and 300 numbered lithographed plates. Later 19th-century half sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 4,950
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An excellent treatise on viniculture

COLLIGNON D'ANCY, Théodore. Nouveau mode de culture et d'echalassement de la vigne, applicable à tous les vignobles où l'on cultive les vignes basses.
Metz, printed by Dembour and Gangel for Warion, [1847]. 8vo. With woodcut vignette on the title-page, and 3 large folding plates, lithographed by Dembours and Gangel. Modern half morocco, preserving the original illustrated wrappers. Full description
€ 3,950
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Sea salts not whale sperm

CORDUS, Valerius. De halosantho seu spermate ceti vulgo dicto, liber nunc primum in lucem abditus.
Zürich, [Jacob Gessner], 1566. 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on title-page and a woodcut initial. Modern paper boards, early marbled edges. Full description
€ 1,500
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Plantin edition of the most influential pharmacopeia of the 16th and 17th century

CORDUS, Valerius. Dispensatorium, sive pharmacorum conficiendorum ratio. Cum Petri Coudebergi & Matthiae Lobelii scholiis, emendationibus, & auctariis. Accessit hac edition Gulielmi Rondeletii de Theriaca tractatus, nu[n]quam antea editus.
[Leiden], Officina Plantiniana/Christophorus Raphelengius, 1599. 16mo. With 2 woodcut illustrations in text and woodcut printer's device on title-page. Later mottled calf. Full description
€ 3,250
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First Italian edition of a pioneering work on medicinal plants in Asia & America

COSTA, Cristóvão da (Cristóbal ACOSTA). Trattato ... della historia, natura, et virtu delle droghe medicinali, & altri semplici rarissimi, che vengono portati dalle Indie Orientali in Europa, con le figure delle piante ritratte, & disegnate dal vivo poste a' luoghi proprii. Nuovamente recato dalla Spanuola nella nostra lingua.
Venice, Francesco Ziletti, 1585. 4to. With 45 nearly full-page woodcuts of plants, 2 nearly full-page woodcuts of two Indian elephants. A few woodcuts of plants (leaves) have been simply coloured by a contemporary hand. Recased in early limp sheepskin parchment. New endpapers. Full description
€ 9,500
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Standard work on iatrochemistry, helping to make a science of alchemy

CROLL, Oswald. Basilica chymica continens. Philosophicam propria[m] laborum experientia[m] confirmatam descriptionem et usum remediorum chymicorum selectissimorum é lumine gratiae et naturae desumptorum.
Including: CROLL, Oswald. [Divisional title:] Tractatus de signaturis internis rerum, ...
Frankfurt am Main, Godfried Tampach, [1611]. 2 parts plus laudatory verses in 1 volume. 4to. With a richly engraved general title-page by Aegidius Sadeler including the portraits of 6 famous alchemists: Hermes Trismegistus, Geber (Jabir ibn Hayyan), Roger Bacon, Paracelcus, Ramon Llull and Morienus Romanus of Jerusalem. 17th-century vellum. Full description
€ 3,000
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Erasmus Darwin's Zoonomia in Portuguese

DARWIN, Erasmus. Resumo do systema de medicina, e traducção da materia medica do Doutor Erasmo Darwin, com varias notas por Henrique Xavier Baeta.
Lisbon, João Rodrigues Neves (sold by Pedro & Jorge Rei), 1806. Narrow 4to (20.5 x 14 cm). With 1 engraved plate. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine with title label, marbled sides. Full description
€ 450
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Plants and dyes

DE BEUNIE, Joannes Baptista. Antwoord op de vraege welk zyn de profytelykste planten van dit land, ende welk is hun gebruyk zoo in de medicynen als in andere konsten.
With:
(2) DU RONDEAU, François. Mémoires sur la question: quelles sont les plantes les plus utiles des Pays-Bas, & que lest leur usage dans la medicine & dans les arts.
(3) DE BEUNIE, Joannes Baptista. Antwoord op de vraege welk is de beste ende onkostbaerste maniere van vlasse gaeren ende andere vegitabile stoffen swert te verwen, …
Brussels, Antonius d’Ours, 1772. 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Modern blue paper wrappers. Full description
€ 975
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Greatly expanded second (and final) Dutch edition of Descartes's collected works

DESCARTES, René. Principia philosophiae: of beginselen der wysbegeerte [and other works].
With:
(2) Meditationes de prima philosophia of Bedenkingen van d'eerste wysbegeerte [and other works].
(3) Proeven der wys-begeerte; ofte Redenering. Om door bequame middelen de reden wel te leiden [and other works].
(4) Brieven, aan veele hoog-geagte personen, van verscheyde ampten, geschreven.
Amsterdam, Jan Claesz ten Hoorn, 1690-1692. 4 volumes. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece and engraved portrait of the author in volume 1, and about 200 woodcut diagrams and other illustrations (including about 5 full-page) plus repeats. Contemporary and largely uniform blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 22,500
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Popular work with many medicinal and household recipes, also including Kircher on magnetism

DIGBY, Kenelm, Nicolaus PAPINIUS and Athanasius KIRCHER. Theatrum sympateticum, ofte wonder toneel der natuurs verborgentheden. ... Benevens twee waardige vervolgen, van veele zeldsame antipathien en sympathien. Als mede, hoe dat de dieren, planten, metalen, &c. zonder zaad of voortteelinge konnen voort komen, ... Vierde druk.
Amsterdam, Nicolaas ten Hoorn, 1727. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece by Jan Luyken. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 1,750
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Extremely rare issue of a pocket edition of "the most influential treatise of classical antiquity in Greek
on the natural substances used for the preparation of medicines"

DIOSCORIDES, Pedanius. De medica materia libri sex.
Lyon, Thibaud Payen (Theobaldus Paganus), 1546 (colophon: 1547). 16mo. With a woodcut device on title-page and some woodcut initials. 18th-century calf, rebacked with original gold-tooled backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 3,950
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1558 declaration signed by the great botanist Dodoens
in his capacity as Mechelen churchwarden

DODOENS (DODONAEUS), Rembert. [Declaration of financial and other documents received as incoming churchwarden of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Mechelen].
[Mechelen], 27 December 1558. Oblong 4to (19 x 21.5 cm). A document written in dark brown ink on paper, with the opening words filled in afterwards in light brown ink and the signature in light brown ink. Full description
€ 12,500
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Scholarly medical botany for a broad public
Plantin edition with a new chapter

DODOENS (DODONAEUS), Rembert. Medicinalium observationum exempla rara. Accessere & alia quaedam, quorum elenchum pagina post praefationem exhibet.
Leiden, Christoffel Plantin, 1585. Small 8vo (16 x 10 cm). With Plantin's woodcut compasses device on the title-page. Contemporary reversed parchment (made from the lower part of a leaf from a 16th-century legal document in German, with a reference to Basel). Full description
€ 5,500
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First edition of 127 lectures on medicine delivered at Leiden University in 1583 and 1584

DODOENS (DODONAEUS), Rembert. Praxis medica.
Amsterdam, Hendrick Laurensz. [printed by Jasper Tournay in Gouda], 1616.
With: (2) DODOENS (DODONAEUS), Rembert. Medicinalium observationum exempla rara. ....
Harderwijk, widow of Thomas Henricksz.; Amsterdam, Hendrik Laurensz., "M.D.XXI" [with a C added in manuscript to correct it to 1621]. 8vo. 2 editions in 1 volume. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,850
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Rare and old-fashioned pharmacopoeia of Douai

[DOUAI - PHARMACOPOEIA]. BRISSEAU, Michel, and others. Pharmacopoeia Duacena galeno-chymica nobilissima et amplissimi senatus authoritate et jussu munita & edita.
Douai, Jacques-François Willerval, 1732. Small folio (25.5 x 17 cm). With a woodcut of the then current Douai coat-of-arms (a shield with an arrow and eight drops of blood) on the title-page. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,750
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1572 pharmaceutical work on medicines from the Greeks and Arabs

DU BOYS (SYLVIUS), Jean. In methodum miscendorum medicamentorum, quae in quotidiano sunt usu observationes, ex Graecic, Arabibus, & Neotericis.
Paris, Jaques Kerver, 1572. 8vo. With Kerver's woodcut device on title-page, depicting a unicorn with the family's arms, and a large cast ornament on the otherwise blank last page. Contemporary limp vellum, traces of ties. Full description
€ 4,500
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Rare true 1709 edition on herbal medicine by a Silesian noblewoman
with an appended cookery book

ELEONORA MARIA ROSALIA. Freywillig aufgesprungener Granat-Apffel des christlichen Samariters. Oder: Aus christlicher liebe des nächsten eröffnete Geheimnisse vieler vortrefflicher bewährter artzneyen, ...; wie auch einem neuen Koch-Buch, ...
Leipzig, Thomas Fritsch, 1709. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary tanned sheepskin. Full description
€ 3,750
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2000-page pharmaceutical dictionary

ELZEVIER, Kornelis. Lexicon galeno-chymico-pharmaceuticum, of apothekers woordenboek.
Amsterdam, Gerrit de Groot and the widow of Salomon Schouten and sons, 1755. 2 volumes. Large 4to (27 x 21 cm). With engraved frontispiece and an engraving in text. 19th-century red calf. Full description
€ 1,250
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How to manage a country house and estate, with 24 woodcut illustrations

ESTIENNE, Charles, Jean LIÉBAULT and Melchior SEBISCH (translator). De veltbouw ofte lant winninghe: inhoudende eene rechte wel bestellinge eenes hofs te bouwen: cruyt-hoven ende fruyt-hoven te maken: alderhande boomen te planten: byen te houden, te distilleren: beemden, vijvers en de staende wateren te maken, en die te onderhouden: visschen te vangen: acker-lant te winnen: wijngaerden te oeffenen: medicinale wijnen te bereyden: parck voor wilde beesten te maken, mitsgaders de wolve-jacht.
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1622. Folio. With the title-page in a richly illustrated woodcut border and 24 woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary vellum, with leather ties; recased. Full description
€ 3,500
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How to manage a country house and estate:rare Mennonite edition with much text and some images not found elsewhere

ESTIENNE, Charles, Jean LIÉBAUT, Adam LONICER, Jean SCHRÖDER, Olivier DE SERRES & Cornelis van SOMEREN. Hof-stede en landt-huys. ... Daar beneffens een ontwerp van den gehelen land-bouw. ... Als mede, de verhandeling van kinder-pokken en maselen, ...
Dordrecht, Abraham Andriesz. (colophon: printed by Gillis Neering), 1662. 4to. With an integral engraved frontispiece, Andriesz.'s woodcut publisher's device on title-page, and 4 engravings on integral leaves. Later half vellum, modern endpapers. Full description
€ 2,950
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Best edition of the collected works of Ettmüller, with attractive frontispiece

ETTMÜLLER, Michael. Opera medica theoretico-practica.
Frankfurt am Main, [heirs of Johann David Zunner the younger?], 1708. 2 volumes bound as 3. Folio. With interesting engraved frontispiece by Joseph Montalegre, title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved plate and 5 engraved headpieces (incl. repeats). Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 1,950
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Rare collection of 17 popular farcical texts

[FACETIAE]. Facetiae facetiarum, hoc est, jocoseriorum fasciculus novus, exhibens varia variorum autorum scripta, non tàm lectu jucunda & jocosa, amoena & amanda, quàm lectu verè digna & utilia, multisve moralibus ad mores seculi nostri accomodata, illustrata & adornata.
[Rostock, Augustin Ferber], 1627. 17 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With general title-page and 17 part-titles, some with woodcut ornaments or illustrations. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 4,500
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One of the rare earliest editions of an important book of secrets

FALLOPPIO, Gabriele [dubious attribution]. Secreti diversi & miracolosi. Racolti dal Falopia, & approbati da altri medici di gran fama. Novamente ristampati, et à commun beneficio di ciascuno, distinti in tre libri.
Venice, Alessandro Gardane [for Giacomo Leoncini], 1578. Small 8vo (15 x 9.5 cm). With Leoncini's woodcut Fortuna device on the title-page (repeated on the verso of the final, otherwise blank leaf) and 4 woodcut decorated initials (with grotesque figures and beasts) plus 1 repeat. Vellum (ca. 1700?), spine covered with paper. Full description
€ 1,950
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Comprehensive pharmacological handbook, with 7 engraved plates

FARVACQUES, Robert de (attributed to) and Johannes SCHRODER. Medicina pharmaceutica, of groote algemeene schatkamer der drôgbereidende geneeskonst.Including: Ontslote kabinet der simplicia, of enkele drogeryen; ...
Leiden, Isaak Severinus, 1741. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With a general title-page printed in red and black, with a small engraved device, 2 part-titles, and 7 engraved plates. Modern vellum. Full description
€ 1,250
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Primary source for the surgeons, doctors
and apothecaries in Brielle and their guild 1715-1783

FAUVARCQ, Noach, Christiaen Godfried HEINRICI and others. Cosmus en Damian[us] gild-boeck. ... 1715[-1783].
Brielle, 1715-1783. 4to (20 x 16.5 cm). Manuscript bookkeeping journal in Dutch, written in several Latin hands in dark brown ink on paper. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Recased in the original boards with new endpapers. Full description
€ 3,850
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Epoch-making study of snake venoms

FONTANA, Felice. Traité sur le vénin de la vipere sur les poisons Americains sur le laurier-cerise et sur quelques autres poisons végétaux. On y a joint des observations sur la structure primitive du corps animal. Différentes expériences sur la reproduction des nerfs et la description d'un nouveau canal de l'oeil.
Florence, (without publisher), 1781. 2 volumes. 4to. With 10 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,500
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On the abuse of alcohol, by a great German chronicler and popular historiographer of the 16th century

FRANCK, Sebastian. Von dem greüwlichen Laster der Trunckenhayt ...
[Augsburg, Heinrich Steiner, 1533?]. 4to. With large and unusually detailed woodcut (10 x 12 cm) on title-page showing an elaborate banquet and a vomitting man, by H. Weiditz (the Petrarca master), decorated woodcut initials. Set in schwabacher types with incidental fraktur. Early 19th-century shell-marbled boards. Full description
€ 4,500
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An interesting treatise on brothels

FRANCUS, Georgio (Georg FRANCK VON FRANCKENAU). Tractatio qua lupanaria, vulgo Huren-Häuser, ex principiis medicis improbantur.
Halle, Joh. Chr. Hendel, 1743. 4to. With woodcut vignet on title, woodcut headpiece, and large woodcut initial in text. Modern wrappers. Full description
€ 850
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Revised edition of a pharmaceutical work with over 800 recipes

FRAUNDORFFER, Philipp. Tabula smaragdina medico-pharmaceutica ... cum indice morborum & medicamentorum. Opus & medicis, & chirurgis, & pharmacopoeis perutile. Revidit, emendavit, auxit Joh. Abraham. Mercklinus ...
Nuremberg, Johann Friedrich Rüdiger, printed by Leonhard Singer, 1726. Narrow & tall 12mo (16.5 x 7 cm). With double-page title-page printed in red and black. Contemporary calf. Full description
€ 1,500
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Standard English work on distillation, with 46 woodcut illustrations

FRENCH, John. The art of distillation: or, A treatise of the choicest spagyrical preparations, experiments, and curiosities, performed by way of distillation. Together with the description of the choicest furnaces and vessels used by ancient and modern chymists and the anatomy of gold and silver; ... In six books. ... fourth impression.
Including: The London-distiller, ...
London, printed by E. Cotes for T. Williams, 1667. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With about 46 woodcut illustrations in the text. Parchment (recased using old materials). Full description
€ 3,500
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The flora and geology of Marienbad,
with contributions by Goethe and Friedrich August II

FRIEDRICH AUGUST II, Johann Wolfgang von GOETHE and Karl Joseph HEIDLER. Pflanzen und Gebirgsarten von Marienbad, ... ergänzt, und mit einem anhange über die andern naturhistorischen Verhältnisse der Curortes.
Prague, Kronberger and Weber ("Druck und Papier von Gottlieb Haase Söhne"), 1837. 8vo. With 5 lithographed plates numbered I-II, [III], IV-V, namely a frontispiece view by Sandtner, 3 further illustration plates (1 hand-coloured) and a hand-coloured folding petrographic map of Marienbad. Also with a folding letterpress table. Contemporary brown half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,000
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Valuable account of the customs, natural history, politics and trade of Persia and India
Author sailed on the "Scipio Africanus" for the Arabian Gulf

FRYER, John. Negenjarige reyse door Oostindien en Persien ... Begonnen met den jaare 1672 en geeyndigt met den jaare 1681. In acht brieven geschreven door d'Heer Johan Freyer. Uyt het Engels vertaalt.
The Hague, A. de Hondt, etc., 1700. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved author's portrait, 3 folding engraved maps and 7 folding engraved plates and views. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,750
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The natural history, politics and medicine of India and Persia,
with a section on Muscat

FRYER (FREYER), John. Negenjaarige reyse door Oostindien en Persien.
The Hague, Abraham de Hondt, Jacobus van Ellinkhuysen and Meyndert Uytwerf, 1700. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved author's portrait, 3 folding engraved maps and 7 folding engraved plates and views. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, modern flyleaves. Full description
€ 3,750
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Second edition in English of Fuller's first pharmacopoeia

FULLER, Thomas. Pharmacopoeia extemporanea: or, a body of medicines, containing a thousand select prescripts, answering most intentions of cure. To which are added, useful scholia, a catalogue of remedies, and copious index, for the assistance of young physicians.
London, William Innys, 1714. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of the author by George Vertue (1684-1756) after Joseph Tymewell (fl. 1717-1737). Contemporary calf. Full description
€ 1,250
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Fuller’s pharmacopeia together with three other popular pharmaceutical works

FULLER, Thomas. Pharmacopoeia extemporanea, sive praescriptorum chillias, … Editio nova.
Including:
FRAUNDORFFER, Philipp. Tabula smaragdina medico-pharmaceutica.
CHRISTIAN, Wolfgang. Thesaurus Ludovicianus, sive compendium materiae med. selectum ex. B. Ludovici pharmacia.
JACKSON, Joseph. Enchiridion medicum practicum, sive tractatus de morborum praxi.
Venice, Francesco Pezzana, 1783. 8vo. 4 works published as 1. Contemporary tree calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 500
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Rare Dutch  translation of the “Artzneybuch”

GABELKOVER (GAEBELKHOUWER; GAEBELCHOVER), Oswald. Medecijn-boeck. Daer inne, wt bevel des doorluchtighen hooch-gheborenen vorsten, ende heeren, heeren Lodewijck, hertoghe tot Wirtenberghe ... Meest voor alle lijfgebreken, ende cranckheyden wt gelesene en[de] beproefde medicijnen, die wt vele hooge ende nederstandes persoonen gheschrevene medicijnboecken, te samen, ende by een gebracht zijn. … Wt Hoogduytsche sprake getrouwelick overgeset.
Dordrecht, Abraham Canin, 1598. 4 parts in 1 volume. Small 4to (19.5 x 14 cm). With Canin's woodcut device on the title-page. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 5,950
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Rare medical work printed in Dordrecht for the English market,
iin a signed London binding ca. 1860

GABELKOVER (GAEBELKHOUWER; GAEBELCHOVER), Oswald. The boock of physicke wherin throughe commaundement of the most illustrious, & renoumned Duke & Lorde, Lorde Lodewijcke, Duke of Wirtenberghe, & of Teck, Earle of Mompelgart, &c. ...
Dordrecht, Isaac Jansz. Canin, 1599. Folio. With the letterpress title in a beautiful and elaborate engraved title-page frame by Bartholomeus Dolendo. Further with 2 woodcut decorated initials, a woodcut arabesque tailpiece, and arabesque headpieces built up from cast fleurons. Gold-tooled sprinkled calf (ca. 1860/64) by Marseille Middleton Holloway in London, with his stamp at the foot of the first fly-leaf. Rebacked, with the original back-strip laid down. Full description
€ 24,000
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Treating the plague in Ottoman Turkey,
from the library of “le Régent”, Philippe d'Orléans

GAUDEREAU, Abbé Martin. Relation des differentes especes de peste que reconnoissent les orientaux, des précautions & des remedes qu'ils prennent pour en empêcher la communication & le progrès; et de ce que nous devons faire à leur exemple pour nous en préserver, & nous en guerir.
Paris, Jacques Quillau, 1721. 12mo. Contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, with the arms of Philippe d'Orléans (1674-1723) on both boards, richly gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled board edges and turn-ins, gilt edges. Full description
€ 15,000
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Healthy diets recommended by a physician

GAUTIER, Alexandre. Traité des alimens, leurs qualités, leurs effets, et du choix que l'on doit en faire, selon l'age, le sexe, le tempérament, la profession, les climats, les habitudes et les maladies, pendant la grossesse, l'allaitement, etc.
Paris, Audot (back of title-page: printed by A. Henry), 1828. 18mo. Original publisher's printed orange paper wrappers. Full description
€ 1,250
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A curious history of tobacco

[GAVELLI, Niccolo]. Storia distinta, e curiosa del tabacco concernente la sua scoperta, la introduzione in Europa, e la maniere di coltivarlo,...
Pesaro, Niccolo Gavelli, 1758. 8vo. With the title-page in first issue with “copiosa” (for “curiosa”) corrected with a slip reading “cur” pasted over the first three letters. Contemporary gold-tooled calf. Full description
€ 1,500
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Rare 2nd edition of Gesner on distilling and its use in pharmacology

GESNER (GESSNER), Conrad. Euonymus, sive De remediis secretis: nunc denuò studio & diligentia Caspari Wolphii, ... illustratus, & in lucem editus. Adiecimus in pharmacopolarum gratiam plurimas fornacum figuras, ... Pars secunda.
Lyon, Barthèlemy Vincent (colophon: Jean Marcorelle), 1573 [altered from 1574] (colophon: 1572). 16mo (12 x 8 cm). With Vincent's woodcut device on the title-page and about 50 woodcut illustrations in the text. Recased in contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 2,500
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Unrecorded first issue of the third Ghent pharmacopoeia

[GHENT - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoea Gandavensis nobilissimi senatûs monitu concinnata, ejusque jussu edita.
Ghent, Joannis Meyer, [1756].
With: (2) [GHENT - TAXA]. Ordonnantie van heer ende weth der stad Gend op den taux der drogue ende medicamenten raekende de pharmacie van de apothecarissen der gemelde stad.
Ghent, Jan Meyer, [1757]. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine with a tulip in 5 of the 7 compartments. Full description
€ 1,250
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Glauber’s salt, the universal medicine, and wine making

GLAUBER, Johann Rudolph. Consolatio navigantium.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1657. 8vo.
With:
(2) GLAUBER, Johann Rudolph. Vera ac perfecta descriptio, qua ratione ex vini fecibus bonum plurimumque Tartarum sit extrahendum.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1655.
(3) GLAUBER, Johann Rudolph. Tractatus de medicina universali, sive auro potabili vero, ...
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1658.
(4) GLAUBER, Johann Rudolph. Miraculi mundi continuatio, ...
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1658. With 3 engraved folding plates.
(5) GLAUBER, Johann Rudolph. Tractatus de natura salium.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1659.
(6) GLAUBER, Johann Rudolph. Tractatus de signatura salium, metallorum, et planetarum, ...
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1659.
6 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary sheepskin parchment, gold fillets on spine and sides. Full description
€ 3,750
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Westphalian manuscript pharmacopoeia, ca. 1674,
bound with rare printed pharmacopoeia

GOGLER, Carl de. Erneuerte Hauß- und Feld-Apotheck, oder Stadt- und Land-Artzney-Buch, ...
Frankfurt am Main, Martin Hallervord; Königsberg, printed by Johann Andreae, 1674. With engraved illustrated title-page.
With: (2) SCHRÖDER, Johan (and others?). [Pharmacological recipes in manuscript].
[Westfalen?, ca. 1674]. A manuscript pharmacopoeia in German, written in dark brown ink on paper, in a Latin hand with gothic influences. 2 works in 1 volume. Narrow 8vo (18 x 9.5 cm). Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 1,950
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Pharmacology, mineral springs and sympathetic healing

GOGLER, Carl von. Erneuerte Hauß- und Feld-Apotheck, oder Stadt- und Land-Artzney-Buch.
Frankfurt am Main, Martin Hallervorden (printed by Johann Andrea, Königsberg), 1674. With engraved frontispiece.
With:
(2) DIGBY, Kenelm. Eröffnung unterschiedlicher Heimlichkeiten der Natur.
Including: SERVIUS, Petrus. Außführliches Bedencken, von der insgemein so genannten Waffen-Salben.
[Frankfurt am Main], Balthasar Christoph Wusten, 1671. With engraved frontispiece
(3) TABERNÆMONTANUS, Jacobus Theodorus. New Wasserschatz, das ist: Von Allen heylsamen Metallischen Minerischen [sic] Bädern unnd Wassern.
Frankfurt am Main, (colophon: Nicolaus Bassæus), 1593. 4 works (2 published together with a 3-page publisher's book list) in 1 volume. 8vo. Richly blind-tooled 17th-century pigskin, with brass clasps on leather thongs. Full description
€ 6,000
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Certainly no horse-whisperer!

[MANUSCRIPT - HORSES & HORSEMANSHIP]. [GRISONE, Federico]. Ordini di cavalcare.
Including:
Scielta di notabili avvertimenti pertinenti a' cavalla, …
[Italy, ca. 1725?]. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to (20 x 15 cm). Manuscript in Italian, in dark brown ink on paper in a steeply sloped Italian hand, with a full-page ink drawing of a horse, 50 full-page ink drawings of elaborate bits, each different, and 2 ink-drawn plans of training grounds. Further with 3 pen-drawn baroque decorated initials. Later 18th-century sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 5,500
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Handbook of 17th-century garden design, gardening, house-keeping, medicine,
cooking and much more, with more than 70 full-page illustrations

GROEN, Jan van der. Den Nederlandsen hovenier, ... [= Het vermakelijk land-leven, vol. I] ... Met noch omtrent 200 modellen van bloem-perken, ...
Including: [GROEN, Jan van der]. Twee hondert modellen, voor de liefhebbers van hoven en thuynen. ...
Amsterdam, widow of Gijsbert de Groot, 1699.
With:
(2) NYLANDT, Petrus. Den verstandigen hovenier, ... [= Het vermakelijk land-leven, vol. II].
Amsterdam, widow of Gijsbert de Groot, 1700. Decorated initials (4 or 5 series) plus a few repeats.
(3) NYLANDT, Petrus. De medicyn-winkel, of ervaren huys-houder:... [= Het vermakelijk land-leven, vol. III]
Amsterdam, Gijsbert de Groot, 1683.
3 volumes bound as 1. 4to. Vols. I & II with engraved title-page (each showing a view of an estate through an architectural gate), the 3 title-pages in vol. III each with an engraved illustration. Further with in vol. I 15 numbered full-page engravings of garden plans, views and details on integral leaves, 37 full-page woodcuts with about 200 garden plans, 9 full-page woodcuts of 19 latticework structures, 9 full-page woodcuts of sundials, 1 full-page woodcut of garden tools, and 2 smaller woodcuts in the text; in vol. II 2 woodcut illustrations in text; and in vol. III a full-page veterinary woodcut. Contemporary vellum, the paste-downs have never been pasted down. Full description
€ 2,500
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Living a healthy or unhealthy life style:
eating, drinking, hygiene and sex in 1610

GUARINONI, Hippolyt. Die Grewel der Verwüstung menschlichen Geschlechts. In sieben unterschiedliche Bücher und unmeidliche Hauptstucken, sampt einem lustigen Vortrab, abgetheilt. Neben vor: mit: und nachgehenden, so wol natürlichen als christlich: und politischen, darwider streittbaren Mittlen. Allen, so wol geist: als weltlichen, gelehrt: und ungelehrten, hoch und nidern stands Personen, überauss nutz und sehr notwendig, wie auch gar kurtzweilig zu lesen. ...
Ingolstatt, Andreas Angermaier, 1610. Folio (30.5 x 21 cm). With title-page printed in red and black with a large woodcut illustration, and a full-page portrait of the author on an integral leaf engraved by Raphael Sadeler after H. A. Kessel. Late 18th-century half reddish-brown goatskin, gold fillets on spine. Full description
€ 6,500
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On the simple and compound medicines of the Prussian pharmacopoeia

HECKER, August Friederich. Anleitung zum zweckma¨ßigen Gebrauche der einfachen und zusammengesetzten Arzneimittel, welche in der Pharmacopoea castrensis Borussica enthalten sind. Eine Beilage zu dem medicinisch-praktischen Taschenbuche für Feldärzte und Wundärzte deutscher Armeen.
Berlin, Friedrich Maurer, 1806. Small 8vo (14.5 x 9.5 cm). With a wood-engraved medallion on title-page, depicting both sides, one including a portrait of J. Goercke. Contemporary marbled boards. Full description
€ 750
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1681 autograph letter about Van Leeuwenhoek's new discovery of blood cells,
from Anton de Heide to Theodorus Janssonius van Almeloveen

[AUTOGRAPH]. HEIDE, Anton(ius) de and Robertus ALTIUS. [3 signed autograph letters to Theodorus Janssonius van Almeloveen, 2 by De Heide and 1 by Altius].
Middelburg, 2 October 1681, 31 August [1681/87]; Harderwijk, 6 May 1697. 4to (20×16 & 21×16.5 cm). The 2nd and 3rd each with most of the writer's red wax heraldic seal and the 1st with a shadow of a lost seal. Full description
€ 5,000
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Collected works of one of the founders of biochemistry

HELMONT, Johannes Baptista van. Ortus medicinae, id est initia physicae inaudita. Progressus medicinae novus, in morborum ultionem ad vitam longam ... Edente authoris filio Francisco Mercurio van Helmont, cum eius praefatione ex Belgico translata. Editio quarta.
Lyon, J.A. Huguetan and G. Barbier, 1667. Folio. With an engraved general title-page with a portrait of the author on top. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 750
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Only known copy of an early edition of a rare book of recipes for medicinal waters

[HIMBRES, Jehan, Rogier VACHON and others]. Sensuit le traicte des eaues artificielles, les vertus et proprietez dicelles.
(Colophon: Paris, [Alain Lotrian, ca. 1521/26]). Small 8vo (13.5 x 9 cm). With a woodcut on the title-page (repeated on the last page) showing a garden. Red goatskin morocco (ca. 1880?) by René-Victor Chambolle, gold-tooled turn-ins, gilt edges. Full description
€ 19,500
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Rare edition of two medical works, on the mystery of the golden tooth and sleepwalking

HORSTIUS, Jacob. De aureo dente Maxillari Pueri Silesii, primum, utrum eius generatio naturalis fuerit, nec ne; deinde an digna eius interpretatio dari queat.
Including: HORSTIUS, Jacob. De natura differentiis et causis eorum, qui dormientes ambulant, vigilantium opera, eaq.
Leipzig, Valentinus Voegelinus (colophon: printed by Michael Lanzenberger), 1595. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small 8vo (14 x 9 cm). With woodcut printer’s device on title-page (repeated above the colophon). 19th-century half vellum. Full description
€ 5,000
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Baskerville’s last, largest and most expensive book, with stunning, mostly life-sized anatomical plates
of pregnant women and their unborn children
“one of the finest anatomical atlases ever to be produced” (Garrison & Morton)

HUNTER, William. Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata, ... The anatomy of the human gravid uterus exhibited in figures, ...
Birmingham, printed by John Baskerville; London sold by Samuel Baker & George Leigh, Thomas Cadell, David Wilson & George Nicol, John Murray, 1774. Royal 1mo (67 x 48.5 cm). With 34 numbered engraved anatomical plates (plate size 35.5 x 29 cm to 58.5 x 46 cm), drawn by Jan van Riemsdijk and engraved by Robert Strange and others. Without the dedication leaf present in some copies. 20th-century half brown goatskin morocco. Full description
€ 9,000
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10 Mediaeval works on health, medicine, food and wine in a rare early edition,
including notes by Ibn Sina

IBN SINA (AVICENNA), Maynus de MAYNIS, Arnaldus de VILLANOVA, [Roger BACON] et al. Regimen sanitatis Magnini Mediolanensis ... Insuper opusculu[m] De flebothomia editum ... Reginaldo de Villa Nova. Additur quoq[ue] Astronomia Hippocratis ... de variis egritudinibus et morbis. Item Secreta Hippogratis. Item Averrois De venenis. Ite[m] Quid pro quo apothecariorum ... Nicolaum ... Cum no[n]nullis insuper Avicenne: ...
[Lyon, Barthélemy Trot] (colophon: Lyon, printed by Jacques Myt, 6 February 1517). Small 4to (19 x 14 cm). With title-page in red and black with Trot's woodcut publisher's device, 12 decorated woodcut initials plus 3 repeats. 17th-century(?) calf, gold-tooled spine; rebacked with the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 25,000
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The magnificent 1556 folio Ibn Sina, with extensive 19th-century annotations in Arabic

IBN SINA (AVICENNA). Liber canonis, de medicinis cordialibus et cantica.
Basel, Johann Herwegen, 1556. Large folio (39 x 26 cm). With 7 large woodcut illustrations on integral leaves (a full-page schematic line diagram representing the anatomy of the eye, and 6 fine woodcut pictorial illustrations - filling 2 pages - showing the rather tortuous repositioning of dislocations) and 4 or more tiny woodcut diagrams or pictorial illustrations in the text. 16th-century calf, rebacked in the 18th century. Full description
€ 75,000
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Best and only folio edition of an encyclopedic work of eccentric genius on magnetism

KIRCHER, Athanasius. Magnes sive de arte magnetica opus tripartitum quo universa magnetis natura, eiusque in omnibus scientiis & artibus usus, nova methodo explicatur: …
Rome, Biagio Diversin and Zanobio Masotti (printed by Vitale Mascardi), 1654. Folio. With engraved frontispiece by F. Valentius, letterpress title-page printed in red and black with engraved double publisher's device, full-page engraved plate with the portrait of Emperor Ferdinand IV, 34 mostly full-page engraved illustrations, 215 woodcut illustrations and about 50 letterpress tables. Contemporary overlapping vellum. Full description
€ 17,500
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Colour-printed mezzotint of human intestinal wall: pioneering work of 4-colour printing

[LADMIRAL, Jan] and Bernard Siegfried ALBINUS. Dissertatio de arteriis et venis intestinorum hominis.
Leiden, Dirk Haak; Amsterdam, Jacob Graal, Hendrik de Leth, 1736. 4to. With woodcut vignette on title-page and colour mezzotint printed from 4 plates (3 colours plus black, ca. 17 x 12.5 cm) by Jan Ladmiral pasted on inside of back wrapper, with green margin and gilt border. Later stiff brown paper wrappers. Full description
€ 9,500
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Colour-printed mezzotints of the brain of an unborn child: pioneering work of 4-colour printing

LADMIRAL, Jan and Frederik RUYSCH. Icon durae matris in concavâ superficie visae, ex capite foetus humani ... desumtae.
With: (2) LADMIRAL, Jan and Frederik RUYSCH. Icon durae matris in convexâ superficie visae, ex capite foetus humani ... desumtae.
Leiden, Dirk Haak; Amsterdam, Jacob Graal, Hendrik de Leth, 1738. 2 volumes. 4to. With 2 title-pages, each with the same engraved illustration by l'Admiral (a seated skeleton left, facing a putto on a table with specimens in jars of fixative right, the sun at the putto's hand), and each with a different colour-printed mezzotint, each printed from 4 plates (3 colours plus black, ca. 17 x 12.5 cm) by Jan Ladmiral after Frederik Ruysch, pasted on inside of back wrapper, with green background and gilt border. Later stiff paper wrappers. Full description
€ 12,500
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Practical encyclopaedia of 420 medicinal plants and their uses

LANGHAM, William. The garden of health: containing the sundry rare and hidden vertues and properties of all kindes of simples and plants. Together with the manner how they are to bee used and applyed in medicine for the health of mans body, against divers diseases and infirmities most common amongst men. ... The second edition corrected and emended.
London, Thomas Harper, 1633. 4to. Sprinkled calf (ca. 1800?), gold-tooled spine with the (ca. 1835?) WHM monogram of William Henry Miller. Full description
€ 2,850
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Dissertation on Austrian reptiles,
with 5 plates and attractively bound

LAURENTI, Joseph Nicolai. Specimen medicum, exhibens synopsin reptilium emendatam cum experimentis circa venena et antidota reptilium Austriacorum.
Vienna, Joan. Thomae nob. de Trattern, 1768. 8vo. With 5 folding engraved plates by Augustin Cipps illustrating 19 species of snakes, lizards and toads. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled floral borders on both sides and gilt edges. Full description
€ 2,750
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Important obstetrical work by a famous French midwife, with 26 colour-printed engravings

LE BOURSIER DU COUDRAY, Angélique Marguerite.

Abbrégé de l'art des accouchemens, dans lequel on donne les préceptes nécessaires pour le mettre heureusement en pratique. On y a joint plusieurs observations intéressantes sur des cas singuliers. Ouvrage très-utile aux jeunes sages-femmes, & généralement à tous les élèves en cet art, qui desirent de s'y rendre habiles.
Saintes, Pierre Toussaints, 1769. 8vo. With an engraved author's portrait by J. Robert and 26 engraved plates printed in 3 colours (black, red and beige) by J. Robert and P. Chapparre. Contemporary gold-tooled calf.

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€ 4,000
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The Leiden and the Alkmaar pharmacopoeia, with outstanding frontispiece

[LEIDEN - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoea Leidensis, amplissimorum magistratuum auctoritate instaurata. Editio altera priori emendatior.
Leiden, Samuel Luchtmans, 1732. With engraved title-page by F. Bleyswyck and 4 engraved tables.
With:
(2) [ALKMAAR - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoea Almeriana Galeno-chymica. Editio secunda, aucta & correcta.
Alkmaar, Jan van Beyeren, 1726. With loosely inserted engraved title-page by Adolf van der Laan after Sieuwert van der Meulen and 10 engraved tables.
(3) Supplementum ad pharmacopoeam Alcmarianam.
Alkmaar, widow Jacob Maagh, 1779. 3 works in 1 volume (the third and part of the second loosely inserted). 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,250
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Dictionary of medical herbs, with 25 engraved plates

LEMERY, Nicolas. Dictionnaire universel des drogues simples, contenant leurs noms, origine, choix, principes, vertus, étimologies; & ce qu'il y a de particulier dans les animaux, dans les végétaux & dans les minéraux: ...
Paris, D'Houry, 1759. 4to. With an engraved author's portrait and 25 engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 850
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First Dutch edition of an important work on phamacological chemistry
with a fine illustrated frontispiece and a folding plate

LE MORT, Jacob. Chymia medico-physica. Dat is, Genees- en natuur-kundige schei-konst, ...
Amsterdam, Jan Claesz. ten Hoorn, 1696. 8vo. With a finely etched frontispiece by Jan Luyken (unsigned) and a folding engraved plate with 14 illustration figures. With a 1-page list of about 45 medical publications by Ten Hoorn. Contemporary parchment. Full description
€ 2,250
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Rare first and only Liège pharmacopoeia

[LIÈGE - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [COLLEGIUM MEDICINAE]. Pharmacopoea Leodiensis in qua describuntur medicamenta ... in tres partes distributa. In prima simplicia omnia. In altera composita Galenica. In tertia chimica remedia.
Liège, Everard Kints, 1741. 4to. With title-page in red and black with the woodcut bearing from the coat of arms of the city of Liege, the engraved arms of the dedicatee (the Bishop of Liège) facing the dedication. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, rebacked (gold-tooled spine). Full description
€ 3,500
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The earliest book on beer in Dutch,
together with an early French beer brewing manual

LIS, Wouter van. Brouwkunde of verhandeling van het voornaamste dat tot een brouwery en moutery en het brouwen en mouten behoort; alsmede een korte beschryving van het bier, deszelfs hoofdstoffen, enz.
Rotterdam, Philippus and Jakobus Losel, 1745. 8vo.
With: (2) LE PILEUR D'APPLIGNY, Charles. Instructions sur l'art de faire la biere; …
Paris, Serviere, 1802. 12mo. 2 works in 1 volume. Contemporary calf. Full description
€ 2,000
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Unofficial Rotterdam pharmacopoeia, later translated into Japanese

LIS, Wouter van. Pharmacopoea Galeno- chemico- medica … | Meng- schei- en geneeskonstige artseny-winkel; … Twede druk. Doorgaands door den autheur verbeterd en vermeerderd.
Amsterdam, Jan Morterre, 1764. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette and an engraved plate with chemical symbols. 19th-century blue boards. Full description
€ 450
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A varied history of malacology

LOCARD, Arnould. Histoire des mollusques dans l'antiquité.
Lyon, Henri Georg; Paris, J.B. Baillière and son, 1884. Large 8vo (26 x 15.5 cm). With a lithographed frontispiece showing a bronze statue of Krishna. Modern brown half morocco, with the original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. Full description
€ 250
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Important edition of the London pharmacopoeia,
expanding the use of inorganic chemicals

[LONDON - PHARMACOPOEIA]. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS. Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regalis Londini.
London, Thomas Newcomb for John Martyn, John Starkey, Thomas Basset, John Wright, Richard Chiswell, Rob Boulter, 1677. Small folio (31.5 x 20 cm). With an engraved frontispiece drawn and engraved by David Logan, a folding engraved view of the Royal College of Medicine also by Logan, and the large woodcut coat of arms of Charles II on title-page. Contemporary or near contemporary calf, gold-tooled board edges. Rebacked (in the late 19th century?) preserving the original endpapers along with new ones. Full description
€ 3,000
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Rare first and only Dutch-language edition of the London pharmacopoeia,with an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken

[LONDON - PHARMACOPOEIA]. [ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS]. Pharmacopaea Londinensis, of Londische apotheek. In welke alle medicamenten aldaar gebruikelyk, konstig werden toegemaakt. Cierlyker volgens de hedendaagse wyse geschikt. Hoognoodig en seer dienstig voor alle die haar werk in de medicyne maken.
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1696. 12mo. With an engraved title-page by Jan Luyken, showing the interior of an apothecary. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 2,950
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First dated edition, with ca. 800 hand-coloured woodcuts, in contemporary blind-tooled pigskin

[LONICER, Adam?]. Herbarum, arborum, fruticum, frumentorum ac leguminum. Animalium praeterea terrestrium, volatiliu[m] & aquatilium, ... Kreutter, Bäume, Gesteude, unnd Frücht, ...
Frankfurt am Main, Christian Egenolff, 1546. 4to. With a large woodcut on the title-page showing a gardener at work with his tools, and about 800 woodcut illustrations in the text. About 700 show trees, fruit, edible and medicinal plants, while the rest show insects, a tick, coral, shells, various sea and land animals and a view of a pond with plants and birds. With all woodcuts coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary pigskin over wooden boards, richly blind-tooled in a panel design with two rolls; brass clasps and catch-plates with engraved decoration. Full description
€ 28,000
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Educating the Austrian army in the anatomy of the horse, with 10 large colour plates

MACHOLD, Joseph. Zehn tafeln zur anatomie des Pferdes . . .
Vienna, the author "in Commission bei F. Paternos Nachfolger" (printed by Adolf Holzhausen), [1879]. Oblong 1mo (35×49 cm). With 10 numbered chromo-lithographed and double-tinted lithographed plates (35×49 cm), loose as issued. Original publisher's printed front wrapper preserved, back wrapper lacking. In a modern clamshell box. Full description
€ 4,500
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Two important pharmacological treatises,
the first a commentary on ancient Arabic and Greek pharmacological works

MANILIO, Giovanni Giacomo (Johannes Jacobus MANLIUS) and Quirico de AUGUSTIS. Luminare maius. Cinthius ut totum radiis illuminat orbem. Illuminat latebras sic medicina tuas.
Lumen apothecariorum cum no[n]nullis expositionibus noviter impressum.
(Colophon:) Venice, Albertino da Lissona (Vercellensis), [ca. 1502/03 or ca. 1505]. 2 works in 1 edition. Folio (28.5 x 20 cm). With 4 woodcut decorated initials. 19th-century limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 19,500
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Commentary on ancient Arabic and Greek pharmacological works

MANILIO, Giovanni Giacomo, Quirico de AUGUSTIS and Paulus de SUARDIS. Luminare maius quondam elaboratissimis, Joannis Jacobi Manlii Alexandrini, commentario, & Nicolai Mutoni Mediolanensis appendicibus, locuples nunc vero etiam luculentissima; Jani Matthaei Durastantis Sanctoiustani expositione locupletius adeo redditum; Connexa praeterea sunt, tam Lumen apothecariorum, quam Thesaurus aromatariorum, cum dilucidissimis, illud Quirici Augusti, hic Pauli Suardi; commentariolis.
Venice, Lucantonio Giunta, 1566. Folio. With woodcut device on title-page (repeated below the colophon). 17th-century sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 7,500
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Important poem on the magical and medicinal qualities of precious stones

MARBODE (MARBODIUS) of Rennes. De gemmarum lapidumq[ue] pretiosorum formis, naturis, atq[ue] viribus eruditu[m] cu[m] primis opusculu[m], ... scholiis q[uo]q[ue] illustratu[m] p[er] Alardu[m] Aemstelredamu[m].
Cologne, Hero Alopecius [Fuchs], 1539. 8vo. With a woodcut illustration on the title-page, representing a Jewish priest behind a board with the names of 12 stones which represent the 12 tribes of Israel. 17th-century gold-tooled red morocco, richly gold-tooled spinel, gold-tooled fillets and small cornerpieces on both boards, gold-tooled board edges and turn-ins. Full description
€ 12,500
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Extremely rare, extremely large and finely executed anatomical engraving by Chrysóstomo Martínez

MARTÍNEZ, Crisóstomo. [Nouvelles figures de proportions et d'anatomie du corps humain].
[Paris, engraved ca. 1687/88]. 71 x 53.5 cm. An extremely large engraved anatomical print (plate size 69 x 52.5 cm; engraved image 68.5 x 51.5 cm). In a passe-partout, under glass in a wooden frame painted black with the inside edge gilt (92 x 73 cm). Full description
€ 17,500
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The best 16th-century work on syphilis
by the translator of Avicenne's (Ibn Sina) biography

MASSA, Niccolò. Liber de morbo Gallico: noviter editus: in quo omnes modi possibiles sanandi ipsum: mira quadam & artificiosa doctrina continentur: ... Addita est epistola ad eximium Thomam Cademustum in qua quamplurima ad perfectionem operis totius, & multarum aliarum egritudinum curam leguntur.
(Colophon: Venice, Francesco Bindoni, Maffeo Pasini, May) 1536. 4to. With title in a woodcut architectural border showing 4 charming monsters, 6 sentries and a winged putto. 19th-century panel-stamped and blind-tooled parchment. Full description
€ 7,500
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Illustrated flier reporting the surgical removal
Of a large calciferus growth

[MEDICINE - CALCIFEROUS GROWTH]. J.G. von M. Eigentlicher Entwurff eines weißgelblichten und kalchichten Steins, welcher bey einem steurischen Emigranten, Herrn H.A.P.F.z.N. . . . im Monat Martio ao. 1654. dessen eusserliche und innerliche gestalt allhier vor augen gestellet wird.
[Nuremberg], Georg Walch, [1654/55]. Folio (20.5×16 cm). Engraved flier reporting the surgical removal of a growth from a nobleman's elbow, with 2 illustrations (each about 2.5×6 cm), of the exterior and the interior of the growth after removal, engraved by Georg Walch. Mounted on an 18th-century (?) piece of paper. Full description
€ 1,650
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Dutch medicinal and culinary recipe book,
begun ca. 1720 in a ca. 1700 album

[MEDICINE - RECIPES]. Recepten boek.
[The Netherlands], album [ca. 1700], written [ca. 1720] to 1758 or possibly later. Large agenda 8vo (20.5 x 12 cm). Manuscript in dark brown ink on laid paper, with 1 printed and 10 manuscript slips with recipes loosely inserted (late 18th & early 19th centuries). Recased ca. 1720 in its own original ca. 1700 blind-tooled parchment, with a large centrepiece on each board. Full description
€ 2,650
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Zoological work including unicorns and dragons,with 95 engraved plates

MERCKLEIN, Georg Abraham. Neu ausgefertigtes historisch-medicinisches Thier-Buch in vier besonderen Theilen verabfasset; ... Wobei verschiedene, wieder allerhand Kranckheiten bewehrte Geness-Mittel: angezeiget.
Nuremberg, Johan Friedrich Rüdiger, 1714. 8vo. With a double-page engraved frontispiece, engraved by Johan Lorentz Hönnig, a double-page letterpress title-page printed in red and black, and 95 engraved plates, each depicting several animals. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,500
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Six lively dialogues by a Spanish humanist from Seville, bound for the Landgrave of Hesse

MEXIA, Pedro. Coloquios o dialogos compuestos por el magnifico cavallero Pero Mexia, vezino de Sevilla, en los quales se disputan y tratan varias y diversas cosas de mucha erudicion y doctrina. Al illustrissimo senor don Perasan de Ribera Marques de Tarisa &c.
Antwerp, widow of Martinus Nutius, 1561. Small agenda 12mo (14 x 6.5 cm). With Nutius's woodcut device on the title-page. 17th-century(?) blind-tooled overlapping vellum, each board with the coat of arms of the Landgrave of Hesse, gilt edges. Full description
€ 2,950
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The scientific revival of hydrotherapy in France

[MINERAL SPRINGS – FRANCE]. [30 scientific and promotional publications on mineral springs in France].
France, 1870-1888. 30 works in 1 volume. 8vo. One work with 5 leaves with wood engraved illustrations and some others with an illustration on the title-page. Contemporary red half sheepskin, with gold fillets and title-label on spine, and the original wrappers of each work bound in. Full description
€ 2,250
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Botanical manuscript describing nearly 200 Dutch poisonous plants,
with an unpublished pharmacological manuscript

MIQUEL, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm. Over de Noord-Nederlandsche vergiftige gewaschen.
[Rotterdam?, 1836?]. 4to. Manuscript in brown ink on laid paper, written in Dutch in a small but neat Latin hand.
With: (2) [MIQUEL, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm?]. Pharmacie.
[Rotterdam?, ca. 1845?]. 8vo. Manuscript in brown ink on wove paper, written in Dutch in a small but neat Latin hand. Near contemporary half cloth, with the second manuscript never sewn or bound and loosely inserted. Full description
€ 4,500
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European anatomical illustration comes to Persian physicians

MIRZA MOHAMMAD-VALI. [In Arabic script: cheragh haa rewshenaaa der asewl pezeshekea = Illumination of the fundamentals of medicine].
Tabriz (Iran), Dar al-Tabae [State Printing Office], 1271 AH [= 1854/55]. Folio (34 x 21 cm). A wholly lithographed book in nashk Arabic script, with 3 title-pages, 56 lithographed anatomical illustration plates, a page of floral and arabesque decoration serving as a divisional "title", and the 1st and 2nd title-pages each followed by 2 text pages with elaborate floral and arabesque borders, the first page headed by the crowned Iranian emblem. Contemporary blind-tooled light brown goatskin. Full description
€ 48,500
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Ship's journal from Seychelles and Madagascar,
with numerous maps and earlier illustrated anatomical lecture notes

MORSE, Edward George. A journal of remarks and observations as kept by E. G. M. . ..
[mostly on board the barque Sarah of London], April 1831-14 March 1833 (with additions to 1835). with an engraved view as frontispiece, 15 full-page, 1 nearly full-page and 1 smaller manuscript maps and coastal profiles, plus a small engraved view ("Tomb of Napoleon") mounted on 1 page.
Including: MORSE, Edward George. Lecture Book [notes on anatomical lectures by Joseph Constantine Carpue].
[London], November-December 1828. with a matching pair of engravings of a scull on and facing the title-page, and 27 pencil and/or ink anatomical drawings (including 2 full-page), some also with red. 4to (19.5×16.5 cm). Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 35,000
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On household applications using coal to save energy

MÜLLER, Friedrich Christoph. Vollständige Beschreibung der Sparöfen und Heerde welche in der Graffschaft Mark schon seit vielen Jahren gebräuchlich und bewährt befunden sind. Nebst einer Nachricht vom Brodtbacken, Bierbrauen und Branntweinbrennen bei Steinkohlen und einem Anhange über Thermolampen, Fumivoren und Phylogoscopen der Franzosen.
Weimar, Landes=Industrie=Comtoirs, 1803. 8vo. With 7 folding engraved plates. Contemporary turquoise boards, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 385
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One of the finest works on medical plants

NEES VON ESENBECK, Theodor Friedrich Ludwig. Plantae officinales oder Sammlung officineller Pflanzen.
Düsseldorf, Arnz and Company, [1821]-1833. 4 volumes. Folio. With lithographed title-pages for the plate- and supplement-volumes; in total 552 plates, nearly all hand-coloured. Contemporary red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 19,500
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Illustrated study of Fetal deaths by a pioneering veterinarian

NUMAN, Alexander. Waarnemingen omtrent het langdurig verblijf boven den gewonen dragttijd van gestorvene jongen bij de moeder-dieren.
Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1831. Large 4to (28 x 22.5 cm). With 6 engraved anatomical plates (4 folding, 2 coloured and 2 partly coloured). Also published in the proceedings of the Instituut van Wetenschappen. Contemporary stiff grey-paper wrappers. Full description
€ 475
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Regulations concerning the plague outbreak in Deventer

[ORDINANCE - MEDICINE]. Vernieuwde, ende geamplieerde ordonnantie op het stuck vande pest, ende tegens het voortsetten van dien, item over 't begraven der dooden in tijden van pest en anders binnen der stadt Deventer. Mitsgaders van het loon der bidders ende dragers, als mede van het maecken der graven, het luyden der klocken, met den vorderen aenkleven, soo wel in als buyten pesten-tijden.
Deventer, Joan Cost, 1666. 4to. With a woodcut device on the title-page. Disbound. Full description
€ 895
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Preventing the spread of dysentery in Harderwijk

[ORDINANCE - MEDICINE]. Extract uit het geadviseerde door de stads-doctoren, op resolutie van burgermeesteren schepenen ende raad der stadt Harderwijck, van d. 18. october 1779. ter vergadering overgegeven, om, onder Gods zegen, de grasserende pers-loop, soo veel mogelijk, te praevenieren.
[Harderwijk, Johannes Mooijen?, 1779]. 4to. Bound as sewn. Full description
€ 475
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Dutch adaptation of Zorn's "Icones plantarum medicinalium",
with 600 hand-coloured plates

[OSKAMP, Dirk Leonard, Martin HOUTTUYN and Carl KRAUSS]. Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen.
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp and son, 1796 (vols. I-III), 1800 (vols. IV-VI). 6 volumes. Large 8vo (23 x 14.5 cm). With wood-engraved illustration on each of the 6 title-pages and 600 numbered engraved plates (100 in each volume), all coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, modern endpapers. Full description
€ 6,500
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Pills, cheese and medical ethics in the 15th-century

PANTALEONE DI CONFIENZA (CONFLUENTIA). Pillulariu[m] omnibus medicis q[uam] necessarium … Summa lacticiniorum completa omnibus idonea.
Including: ZERBI, Gabriele. Cautele medicorum no[n] inutiles.
(Colophon: Lyon, Antoine Blanchard [and Laurent Hyllaire], 7 January 1525[=1526]. Small 4to (20 x 14 cm). Title-page with a 4-piece a woodcut border. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment; modern grey cloth clamshell box. Full description
€ 8,500
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Unrecorded set of proofs of Pfann’s emblems, many of medical character

PFANN, Johann. Biblische Emblemata und Figuren welche in den zweijen verneurten Stuben, dess Hospitals zum heiligen Geist in Nürmberg allen Krancken zu sonderm Trost anstatt der Schrifft sind vorgemalet worden.
[Nuremberg], 1626. Oblong 8vo (13.5 x 18 cm). With engraved title-page (4to and partly folded) and 16 engraved emblems within varying baroque frames, with manuscript text below. Contemporary sprinkled paper wrappers. Full description
€ 4,500
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Dutch translation of an immensely popular book of secrets

PIEDMONT, Alexis of (Girolamo RUSCELLI). De secreeten ... inhoudende seer excellente ende wel geapprobeerde remedien, tegen veelderhande krancheden, wonden ende andere accidenten: met de maniere van distilleren, perfumeren, confituyren maecken, te verwen, coloeuren ende gieten.
Amsterdam, Hendrick Laurensz., 1636. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Modern sheepskin. Full description
€ 600
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An elaborate compilation of available literature on horsemanship,
with 26 engraved plates

PINTER VON DER AU, Johann Christoph. Neuer, vollkommener, verbesserter und ergäntzter Pferd-Schatz.
Frankfurt am Main, Johann Philipp Andrea for Georg Heinrich Oehrling, 1688. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small folio (31.5 x 20.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 25 engraved folding plates (with figured numbered 1-40). 19th-century half calf. Full description
€ 6,500
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Rare Portuguese pharmacopoeia

[PORTO – PHARMACOPOEIA]. PORTUGAL, Antonio Rodrigues. Pharmacopea Portuense, em a qual se achaõ muitas das compoziçoens que estaõ mais em uzo, e se naõ achaõ nas nossas pharmacopeas portuguezas, tiradas das pharmacopeas de Londres, de Edinburgo, de Pariz, de Fuller, da Medulla, e de outros varios authores.
Porto, Francisco Mendes Lima, 1766. 8vo. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin. Full description
€ 850
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Rare first Portuguese pharmacopoeia

[PORTUGAL – PHARMACOPOEIA]. SANTO ANTONIO, Caetano de. Pharmacopea Lusitana reformada methodo pratico de preparar os medicamentos na fórma Galenica, & Chimica.
Lisbon, Monastery of São Vicente de Fóra, 1711. Small folio (29 x 21 cm). With engraved arms as fronstipiece. Modern sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,950
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Photographs and negatives of surgical procedures,
including images of three prominent female gynaecologists

QUILLIAM, Andrew. An abridged collection of photographs, taken in various departments of some of the hospitals which I have attended whilst a student 1940-43.
[England], 1940-1943. With 137 gelatin silver prints (including many repeats) and 161 celluloid negatives, most of them measuring ca. 5.5 x 8 cm, but some larger formats. Five albums of varying sizes with photographs, one box with some loosely inserted photographs and 2 albums with negatives. Full description
€ 5,000
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"Of particular influence on the practice of French pharmacy were the writings of Jean de Renou"

RENOU (RENODAEUS), Jean de. Institutionum pharmaceuticarum. Libri quinque quibus accedunt de materia medica. Libri tres. Omnibus succedit officina pharmaceutica, sive antidotarium ab eodem auctore commentariis illustratum.
Paris, Laurentius Archiatrus(?), 1608. 4to. 2 parts in 1 volume. With an engraved title-page and engraved author's portrait, both dated 1608 and engraved by Léonard Gaultier, engraved title-page to the second part by Jaspar Isaac, and numerous woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, restored and rebacked, with part of the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 3,750
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Of the utmost importance on leprosy in the Dutch East Indies,
by the first Deshima doctor to describe Japanese medicine and culture to the West

RHYNE, Willem ten. Verhandelinge van de Asiatise melaatsheid, na een naaukeuriger ondersoek ten dienste van het gemeen.
Amsterdam, Abraham van Someren, 1687.
With: (2) BEINTEMA VAN PEIMA, Joannes Ignatius Worp van. Tabacologia, ofte korte verhandelenge over de tabak, desselvs deugd, gebruyk, ende kennisse: waar door aangeweesen wordt een wegh om lang, vroolijk, ende gesond te leeven.
The Hague, Levijn van Dijck, 1690. Lacking blank and frontispiece. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 15,000
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Birds, fish and Inuit from the Alaska region, with 12 plates

ROSSE, Irving C. Cruise of the revenue-steamer Corwin in Alaska and the N.W. Arctic ocean in 1881. Medical and anthropological notes on Alaska.
Including:
MUIR, John. Botanical notes.
NELSON, E.W. The birds of Bering sea and the Arctic ocean
BEAN, T.H. List of fishes.
Washington, Government Printing Office, 1883. 4to. With 9 chromolithographed plates, 3 full-page heliotypes, and woodengraved illustrations in text. Modern green cloth. Full description
€ 250
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First pharmacopoeia of Rotterdam

[ROTTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoea Roterodamensis Galeno-chymica, of Rotterdamsche Galenische en chymische apotheek.
Rotterdam, Barent Bos and widow of Elias Yvans, 1709. 8vo. With woodcut device on title-page. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine with a tulip motif. Full description
€ 800
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Last edition of the pharmacopoeia of Rotterdam,
with engraved frontispiece showing the interior of an apothecary

[ROTTERDAM - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoea Roterodamensis Galeno-chymica, of Rotterdamsche Galenische en chymische apotheek.
Amsterdam, Gerrit de groot, 1736. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece (Amsterdam, Nicolaas de Wit). Contemporary (?) plain paper wrappers, without spine. Preserved in a modern dark green cloth box. Full description
€ 800
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First edition of a famous anatomical work by a great Dutch surgeon and anatomist

RUYSCH, Frederik. Observatonum anatomico-chirurgicarum centuria.
Including: RUYSCH, Frederik. Museum anatomicum Ruyschianum. Sive catalogus rariorum.
Amsterdam, Hedrik & the widow of Dirk Boon, 1691. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With title -page printed in red and black, 46 engraved plates (4 folding and 42 full-page) and 2 woodcuts in text. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum. Full description
€ 5,000
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Stockholm

SANDAHL, Oskar Theodor. Des bains d'air comprimé. Court aperçu de leurs effets physiologiques et thérapeutiques précédé d'une description de l'établissement médico-pneumatique de Stockholm.
Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1867. 8vo. With 1 double-page lithographed plate and 1 mounted illustration, (possibly an original photograph of a lithograph), 1 illustration in text. Publisher's original grey wrappers with illustration on front wrapper. Full description
€ 1,500
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Pioneering work on ophthalmology and eye surgery,
the first ever published in Portugal, with 3 plates

SANTA ANNA, Joaquim José de. Elementos de cirurgia ocular oferecidos a sua Alteza Real o Senhor D. João Principe do Brazil.
Lisbon, Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, 1793. Small 4to (20.5 x 15 cm). With the woodcut coat-of-arms of Portugal on the title-page and 3 engraved illustration plates, printed on fold-out leaves so that they can be viewed while reading the book. At least the first was drawn by (Henrique José da?) Silva (1772-1834) and engraved by Gregorio Francisco de Queiroz (1768-1845). Contemporary tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 4,000
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With 42 emblems revolving around the human body and body parts

SCARLATINI, Ottavio. Homo et eius partes figuratus & symbolicus, anatomicus, rationalis, moralis, mysticus, politicus, & legalis, collectus et explicatus cum figuris.
Augsburg & Dillingen, Johann Caspar Bencard, 1695. 2 volumes bound as 1. Large folio (37 x 23 cm). With a finely engraved emblematic frontispiece by the Augsburg engraver Leonhard Heckenauer (1655-1704), 2 title-pages with the same large engraved brooding chicken emblem and 42 engraved emblems in decorative cartouches in the text (plate size mostly 14 x 13 cm, but that on p. 232 of vol. 1 3.5 x 8.5 cm) perhaps also by Heckenauer. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 7,500
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A guide for the amateur magnetizer,
by a well-known French mesmerist

SENNEVOY, Jules Denis de, Baron du Potet. Manuel de l'étudiant magnétiseur, ou nouvelle instruction pratique sur le magnétisme, fondée sur 30 années d'observation; suivi de la 4e édition des expériences faites en 1820 à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris.
Paris, Germer Baillière, 1846. 8vo. With 2 wood engraved illustrations in text showing the magnetizing of a woman. Contemporary boards. Full description
€ 975
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Rare early edition of medicinal recipes and other remedies, all rendered in verse
beautifully produced by Simon de Colines

SERENUS SAMMONICUS, Quintus. De medicina, praecepta saluberrima, ... . Item Q. Rhemnii Fannii Palaemonis, De ponderibus & mensuris, liber utilissimus.
Paris, Simon de Colines, 1533. 8vo. With a woodcut decorated initial and a vine leaf ornament. Set in a chancery italic with headings and shoulder notes in roman with an occasional word of Greek in 2 sizes. Modern half dark brown sheepskin. Full description
€ 950
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Siebold's last journey to Japan, in original publisher's wrappers

SIEBOLD, Alexander Freiherr von. Ph. Fr. von Siebold's letzte Reise nach Japan 1859-1862 ... von seinem ältesten Sohne.
Berlin, Kisak Tamai, 1903. 8vo (22.5 x 14 cm). With title-page in Japanese and German, 2 half-tone plates showing photographic portraits of Philip von Siebold (1 with his son Alexander) and 3 photographic views in the text. Original publisher's printed cloth-covered paper wrappers, with publisher's advertisements printed on paste-downs. Full description
€ 1,950
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Very rare first Japanese pharmacopoeia: Siebold’s gift to his Japanese colleagues

SIEBOLD, Philipp Franz von. Yakuhin oshu roku.
[Osaka], Oyobi, Bunsei 9 [= 1826]. 16.6 x 7.7 cm. Printed from 19 woodblocks (one for each double-page) on washi paper. With the text in kanji and katakana Japanese characters. Bound in traditional Japanese style in the original publisher's woodblock-printed paper wrappers, with a flower design. Kept in a modern blue cloth folder. Full description
€ 22,500
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Daring satire of the court of the Elector Palatine at the mineral baths,
with 4 engraved folding maps and views

[SOLIGNAC, Pierre Joseph de La Pimpie or David François de MERVEILLEUX]. Amusemens des Eaux de Schwalsbach, des bains de Wisbaden et de Schlangenbad. Avec deux relations curieuses; ... de la Nouvelle Jerusalem; et ... d'une partie de la Tartarie Independante. ... Nouvelle Edition.
Liège, Everard Kints, 1739. 8vo. With 4 folding engraved plates (a map of Bad Schwalbach, a map and a fortification plan of "Nouvelle Jerusalem" (= Mannheim), and a view of "Mont Payen" (= Heidelberg). Contemporary tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 300
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Treating diseases with poisonous plants, with 4 engraved plates

STÖRCK, Anton von. Libellus, quo demonstratur, stramonium, hyosciamum, aconitum non solum tuto posse exhiberi usu interno hominibus, verum & ea esse remedia in multis morbis maxime salutifera.
Naples, Benedicti Gessari, 1762. With 3 folding engraved plates.
With: (2) STÖRCK, Anton von. Supplementum necessarium de cicuta, ubi simul jungitur cicutae imago aere excusa.Naples, Benedicti Gessari, 1762. With a folding engraved plate. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 500
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The first official Swiss pharmacopoeia

[SWITZERLAND - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Pharmacopoea Helvetica, in duas partes divisa, quarum prior materiam medicam, botanico-physico-medice descriptam, posterios composita & praeparata, modum praeparandi vires & usum exhibet.
Including: Syllabus medicamentorum simplicium et compositorum, in Pharmacopoea Helvetica comprehensorum, ...
Basel, Johann Rudolf Imhof and sons, 1771. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved frontispiece. Near-contemporary half vellum. Full description
€ 4,000
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One of the most voluminous herbals ever printed,
with over 2400 woodcut illustrations

TABERNAEMONTANUS, Jacobus Theodorus. [Engraved general title-page:] New vollkommen Kräuter-Buch, darinnen uber 3000. Kräuter, mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren, … [Letterpress title-page:] New vollkommenlich Kräuter-Buch, …
Basel, Jacob Werenfels for Johann Königs, 1664. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With a general engraved title-page (a letterpress title in richly engraved borders), 3 letterpress part-titles, and more than 2400 woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary richly blind-tooled pigskin. Full description
€ 4,500
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Unauthorized Dutch translation of the pharmacopoeia for The Hague

[THE HAGUE - PHARMACOPOEIA]. Haegsche apotheek op het gezag der magistraet, door den arbeid der stads-soctoren, volgens, den laetsten vernieuwen en verbeterden Latynsche druk vertaeld.
Including: Nareede van den boekverkooper.
The Hague, Johannes de Cros, 1762. 4to. With the title-page printed in red and black with an engraved view of The Hague and a frontispiece engraved by David Coster showing the god of medicine Asklepios. Contemporary red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 1,250
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Presentation copy of the extremely rare first issue of an Italian mycological work with coloured illustrations

TONINI, Ferdinand. Prospetto cromo-litografíco confrontativo tolto dal vero dei funghi mangerecci coi funghi velenosi o sospetti i più comuni ...
Como, printed by the sons of Carlantonio Ostinelli (lithographed by Vasalli, Milano), 1845. Oblong 4to (25.5 x 35.5 cm). With lithographed and letterpress title-page, and 15 partly hand-coloured lithographs on 8 leaves with descriptive letterpress text. Original printed wrappers, with a wide variety of decorative types and borders. Full description
€ 1,750
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Medical work based on Pliny the Elder, Galen and Dioscorides, together with three other texts,
from the library of the Russian tsars

[TORINUS (THORER), Albanus (ed).]. De re medica huic volumini insunt ...
(Colophon: Basel, Andreas Cratander, 1528). Folio. With woodcut printer's device on title-page, repeated on final page, 2 pages with 4-piece decorative woodcut borders (some blocks initialled I.F.) and numerous woodcut decorated initials. 18th-century half calf, with marbled paper in a tree pattern on sides, gold-tooled spine with the coat of arms of the Russian Tsars. Full description
€ 25,000
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The most important classical dictionary of its time
bound with the rare first and only edition of a polemic against medical malpractice

TORRENTINUS, Hermannus (Herman van der BEKE). Elucidarius poeticus continens historias poeticas, fabulas, insulas, regiones, urbes, fluvios, montesq[ue] insigniores, atq[ue] huiusmodi alia, omnib[us] adolescentibus in poesi versantibus oppidoquam necessarius, ...
Cologne, Eucharius Cervicornus (colophon: Godefried Hittorp), July 1529. With the title in an elaborate woodcut architectural borde. Set in roman types with 8 and 14 mm roman capitals used as initials.
With: (2) FREUDENBERG, Aethon Johann von. De abusu & impostura medicantiu[m] libellus perquam utilis jucundusq[ue] omnibus, quibus cum medicis erit negocium.
Marburg, Eucharius Cervicornus, 1538. With 1 woodcut decorated initial (white on black with floral decoration) and a vine-leaf ornament (Vervliet 7). Set in roman type with the dedication in an Aldine-style italic and with occasional words in Greek. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Sheepskin parchment (ca. 1700?). Full description
€ 10,000
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The pharmacopoeia of Toulouse

[TOULOUSE - PHARMACOPOEIA]. PURPAN, Pons-François. Codex medicamentarius, seu, pharmacopoea Tolosana, amplissimi senatus autoritate munita, ex mandato noblissimorum et vigilantissimorum capitolinorum in lucem edita.
Toulouse, Arnaldus Colomerius, 1648. Small 4to (22 x 18 cm). With woodcut device on title-page, including the arms of Toulouse. Early boards, rebacked. Full description
€ 2,250
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Complete manuscript course in pharmacological chemistry

[TROMMSDORFF, Johann Bartholomäus?]. Leerstelsel der algemeene en artsenijmengkundige proefondervindelijke scheikunde.
Including: [GRAHAM, Thomas?]. De bewerktuigde lighamen: scheikundige beschouwing aangaande de voornaamste bestaandeelen der planten benevens de meest belangrijkste[!] producten welke men door derzelver ontleding bekoomt.
[Amsterdam?], 19 October 1830. 4to. Manuscript in Dutch, written in black ink in a Latin hand on laid paper. Near contemporary half tanned sheepskin. Full description
€ 1,950
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Last and most extensive Utrecht pharmacopoeia,
with a ca. 1790 Dutch translation in manuscript

[PHARMACOPOEIA - UTRECHT]. Pharmacopoea Ultrajectina nova.
Utrecht, Jacob van Poolsum, 1749. 8vo with 4to interleaving (22.5 x 17 cm). With a large engraved allegorical vignette on the title-page by Jan Goeree and an alphabetical list of pharmacological symbols on 2 folding engraved plates. Interleaved, with manuscript Dutch translations of the headings and texts on the interleaves and extensive additions and notes, mostly on the interleaves but sometimes also on the leaves of the printed book. Half reddish brown parchment (ca. 1790). Full description
€ 1,750
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Turf, tobacco, devils, death, blacksmithing and the smoking of peculiar herbs

VENNE, Adriaen Pietersz van de. Sinne-vonck op den Hollandtschen turf, ende des selfs wonder veen-brandt: in gedicht uyt-geschildert, en aen-gewesen op de Haegsche Turf-Marct. Hier noch by gevoegt een vermakelijcken Hollandtschen sinne-droom op het nieuw wys-mal van den ouden Italiaenschen smit; mitsgaders de vindinge der tabacks wonder-smoock.
The Hague, Adriaen van de Venne and his heirs (printed by Isaac Burchoorn), 1634. 2 parts in 1 volume. 16mo (12.5 x 9.5 cm). With a full-page engraved portrait of the author-artist, 1 full-page and 8 half-page engraved illustrations by Van de Venne. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. Full description
€ 1,800
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Rare first edition, on distilling plant extracts for 233 ailments

VOGTHERR, Bartholomäus. Wie man alle Gebresten und Kranckhaiten des menschlichen Leibs, außwendig und ynwendig, vo[n] dem Haupt an biß auff die Füß, artzneyen und vertreiben soll, mit auß gepranten Wassern, ...
(Colophon: Augsburg, printed by Heinrich Steiner), 1531 (colophon: 19 July). Small 4to. With a large woodcut view of a distillery on the title-page. 20th-century half parchment, by the Thompson Bookbindery, Mineola, NY. Full description
€ 3,500
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Popular book of secrets

WECKER, Johannes Jacob. De secretis libri XVII. ex variis authoribus collecti, methodicéque digesti, & aucti.
Basel, Johannes Rudolphus Genath, 1662. 8vo. With woodcut device on title-page and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Modern sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 1,250
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Fighting the plague with amulets to ward off the devil

WICHMANS, Augustinus Franciscus. Apotheca spiritualium pharmacorum contra luem contagiosam aliosque morbos, ...
Including: [WICHMANS, Augustin]. Diarium ecclesiasticum de sanctis contra pestem tutelaribus, ...
Antwerp, Hieronymus Verdussen, 1626. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With Verdussen's woodcut lion device on title-page. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards (front board with gold-tooled initials "G*F*A*G" -- George Falb, Abbot of Göttweig Abbey -- and date "1630"), with 2 strap fastenings with engraved brass clasps and catchplates, and brass anchorplates. Full description
€ 3,250
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Rare popular medical handbook with one of the earliest Dutch cookery books

WIRSUNG (WIRTSUNG), Christoph. Medicyn-boeck, daer inne alle gebreken des menschlijcken lichaems, mitsgaders de remedien der selven, claerlijck aenghewesen wordt ...
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[BATTUS, Carolus?]. Enen seer schoonen ende excelenten coc-boeck, ...
HILDEN, Wilhelm Fadry von. Een singuliere ende voortreffelijcke observatie ende cure eens sware periculeuse geschoten wondes.
HILDEN, Wilhelm Fadry von. Cort ende claer tractaet vande verbrantheydt: ...
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn [printed by Johannes Janssonius?], 1627. 4 works in 2 parts, in 1 vol. Folio. With 15 woodcut illustrations in the text of the two Van Hilden treatises. Contemporary blind-tooled calf in a panel design made with 2 rolls and triple filets, 2 brass clasps with engraved decoration, 2 brass catch plates. Rebacked, with new endpapers. Full description
€ 7,500
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16th-century work on the medicinal properties of stones

WITTICH, Johann. Bericht von den wunderbaren bezoardischen Steinen, so wieder allerley gifft krefftiglich dienen, und aus den Leiben der frembden Thiere genommen werden...
Including: WITTICH, Johann. Von dem Ligno Guayaco, Wunderbawm, Res nova genandt, von der China, ex Occidentali India, von der Sarssa Parilla, von dem Fenchelholz Sassafras, Und von dem Griessholz, so man Lignum Nephriticum nennet...
Leipzig, Hans Steinman's heirs, 1589. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. 19th-century boards. Full description
€ 3,500
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