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Spanish handbook of chronography, with numerous woodcut illustrations

CHAVES, Jérôme de. Chronographia o reportorio de tiempos, el mas copioso y precisso, que hasta ahora ha salido a luz.
Sevilla, Fernando Diaz, Faustino de Magarino (colophon: printed by Fernando Diaz), 1584. 4to. With title printed in red and black with woodcut portrait of the author, Diaz's woodcut printer's device below the colophon on the last page, 2 full- or nearly full-page woodcuts, 19 half-page woodcuts, 7 half-page round woodcuts, and 43 small round woodcuts of phases of the moon. Many letterpress tables of the positions of the sun and moon, calendars, movable feasts, etc. Sheepskin parchment by Domingo V. Folch of the national bindery in Valencia (2nd half of 19th century), gold-tooled spine. 192, 201-"163" [= 263] ll. Full description
€ 12,500
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Lessons in perspective during the Second Empire

CHEVILLARD, Alphonse. Leçons nouvelles de perspective, ... Avec atlas de 32 planches in - 4o.
Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1868. 2 volumes. 8vo (text) and oblong 4to (atlas). Atlas volume with 32 steel-engraved plates by Dulos after the author. Contemporary uniform half maroon sheepskin, gold-tooled spines. XVI, 228 pp; [2] ll. plus 32 engraved plates. Full description
€ 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. [3], 37 ll. Full description
€ 1,500
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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. [28], 380, [16], [1], [1 blank], 118, 76, [8]; [16], 575, [5], [16], 99, [5]; [8], 54, 79-510, [10], [4], 116; [8], 664, 268 pp. Full description
€ 22,500
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Classic of surveying & instrument-making

FABRI, Ottavio. L'uso della squadra mobile, con la quale per teorica, e pratica si misura geometricamente ogni distanza, altezza, e profondità; ... accresciuta in questa terza edizione di parecchie istruzioni, ..., ec. da Giovanni Vettori.
Trent, Stamparia Vescovile Paroniana [= Giambattista Parone, printer to the Diocese of Trent], 1753. 4to. With engraved architectural title-page, 1 unnumbered folding and 3 numbered illustration plates, 25 engraved illustrations in the text, engraved arms of the dedicatee, 1 engraved pictorial initial letter. Richly gold-tooled contemporary tanned sheepskin, silk ties, gilt edges. XII, 9-144 pp. Full description
€ 3,500
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"Few books had greater influence on the subsequent teaching of elementary mathematics"

FELICIANO, Francesco. Libro di arithmetica & geometria speculativa & praticale ... intitulato Scala Grimaldelli: novamente stampato
(Colophon: Venice, Francesco de Leno), 1563. 4to. With the title in a 5-piece woodcut border with an allusive woodcut illustration (ladder and key), and with numerous woodcut diagrams, geometric figures and other illustrations printed in the large fore-edge margin. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. [80] ll. Full description
€ 2,750
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Three articles on Jupiter's moons, their eclipses & a lunar eclipse, with an engraved astronomical calculating dial

FLAMSTEED, John. Observationes defectus lunaris Grenovici habitæ in observatorio regio februarii 11/21 1682. p.m.
[London, 1683]. From Philosophical Transactions, vol. 13, pp. 89-92.
With:
(2) FLAMSTEED, John. An abstract of a letter from Mr. J. Flamsteed, ... giving an account of the eclipses of [Jupiter]s satellits, anno 1686; and containing a table of the parallaxes of [Jupiter]s orb, and an ephemeris of [Jupiter]s geocentric places for the same year.
[London, 1685]. From Philosophical Transactions, vol. 15, pp. 1215-1230.
(3) FLAMSTEED, John. An abstract of a letter from Mr J. Flamsteed. ... giving the description & uses of an instrument for finding the distances of [Jupiter]s satellits from his Axis, with the help of the table of parallaxes and catalogue of eclipses; printed in the preceding Transactions.
[London, 1685]. From Philosophical Transactions, vol. 15, pp. 1262-1265. With an engraved astronomical instrument for calculating the positions of Jupiter's moons. 3 parts. 4to. Disbound. 89-92; 1215-1230; 1262-1265 pp. Full description
€ 1,850
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Eulogies of four famous scientists

FRISI, Paolo. Elogio del cavaliere Isacco Newton.
[Milan, Guiseppe Galeazzi, 1778].
With:
(2) FRISI, Paolo. Elogio del signor D'Alembert.
Milan, Guiseppe Galeazzi, 1786.
(3) FRISI, Paolo. Elogi di Galileo Galilei e di Bonaventura Cavalieri.
Milan, Guiseppe Galeazzi, 1778. 3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half sheepskin parchment. 132; 81, [1 blank]; 107, [5], 53, [1] pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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