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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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Largest assembly of natural history illustrations published before the 18th century

ALDROVANDI (ALDOVANDUS), Ulisse. [Opera omnia].
Bologna, 1599-1668. 13 volumes. Folio (35 x 24 cm). With engraved title-page to each volume, engraved full-page portrait of Aldrovandi in 3 volumes and several thousand woodcut illustrations in text, mostly after designs by J. Ligozzi and many full-page. Blind-tooled vellum (ca. 1645 & ca. 1670), with a large centrepiece on each board (the 11 volumes dated 1599-1642 from a single block; the 2 volumes dated 1648 & 1667 from a different block), the spines uniformly gold-tooled in the 18th-century. Full description
€ 150,000
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Anamorphic print series, ca. 1750

[ANAMORPHIC - PRINTS]. [A series of 6 anamorphic prints].
[Holland, ca. 1750]. Oblong 4to (23.5 x 29.5 cm). A series of 6 engraved anamorphic prints, mounted on wooden panels and coloured by a contemporary hand. With a modern cylindrical mirror for viewing them. Full description
€ 18,500
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Natural history of Switzerland
with ca. 90 extra illustrations and a manuscript letter

ANDREAE, Johann Gerhard R. Briefe aus der Schweiz nach Hannover geschreiben, in dem Jare 1763. Zweiter Abdruk.
Zurich & Winterthur, Johann Casper Fussli the younger, 1776. 4to. With engraved map of Switzerland on the title-page, 10 engravings in the text, and 18 engraved plates (including 3 folding). Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 12,500
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Famous sundial in the form of a poplar leaf, with beautiful woodcuts

APIANUS, Petrus. Folium populi.
(Colophon:) Ingolstadt, [Petrus Apianus], 22 October 1533. Folio (30 x 20.5 cm). With the text in Latin and German, title-page in red and black with a large woodcut by Hans Brosamer; a nearly full-page woodcut of the coat of arms of the dedicatee, J.G. of Loubenberg; a large woodcut diagram printed twice (in the Latin and in the German text); and 7 decorative initial letters. Without the folding plate included in a very small number of copies. Modern boards with the original fly-leaves preserved. Full description
€ 2,250
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Extensively illustrated classic of cosmography, geodesy, mensuration, perspective and optics

APIANUS (APIAN), Petrus and Gemma FRISIUS. Cosmographia.
Antwerp, Jan Verwithagen (colophon printed by Verwithagen), 1574. 4to. With a large woodcut on the title-page (with a terrestrial globe and other instruments); 4 printed paper volvelles with moving parts and a woodcut sun dial with a string attached to its centre; a folding woodcut cordiform mappa mundi (block size 19×27.5 cm) with letterpress text in the margins; well over 100 further woodcut illustrations, diagrams, maps, etc., in the text. Recased in 17th-century(?) limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 12,500
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A dissertation from Manilla's Jesuit University
on practical mathematics for the military

ARAYA, Fernando de. Conclusiones mathematicas, practicas, y especulativas defendidas en el principio del segundo año ... 
Manila, Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay, 1758. 4to. With engraved frontispiece equestrian portrait of Ferdinand VI, King of Spain and Emperor of the Indies. Contemporary salmon-coloured silk over flexible boards, preserved in modern portfolio. Full description
€ 8,750
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First printed edition of a famous work on optics

BACON, Roger. Perspectiva. In qua, quae ab aliis fuse traduntur, succincte, nervose & ita pertractantur, ut omnium intellectui facile pateant. Nunc primum in lucem edita. Opera & studio Joannis Combachii.
Frankfurt, Wolffgang Richter for Antonius Hummius, 1614. 4to. With 8 full-page woodcuts printed on both sides of four leaves inserted as plates, and numerous woodcut figures and illustrations in text, several full-page. Modern plain paper boards. Full description
€ 9,500
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The remarkable collection of engraved gems of Ebermeyer

BAIER, Johann Jacob. Gemmarum affabre sculptarum thesaurus quem suis sumptibus haud exiguis nec parvo studio collegit Jo.Mart. ab Ebermayer Norimbergensis.
Nuremberg, in aedibus Ebermayerianis, 1720. Folio. With 8 engraved plates, 22 engravings in the text, engraved coat of arms above the dedication and a folding engraved plate showing the cabinet in which the collection was kept; lacking the frontispiece portrait of Ebermeyer.
With: (2) REUSCH, Erhard. Capita deorum et illustrium hominum ... nec non hieroglypica, abraxea et amuleta quaedam, in gemmis antiqua partim, partim recenti manu affabre incisa, quae magno studio collegit Jo. Martinus ab Ebermayer.
Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1721. With 17 engraved plates and an engraving in text. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Full description
€ 1,500
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Important history of ancient astronomy, with chapters on Egyptian, Chaldean and Persian astronomy

BAILLY, Jean-Sylvain. Histoire de l'astronomie ancienne, depuis son origine jusqu'a l'établissement de l'École d'Alexandrie.
Paris, Debure brothers, 1775. 4to. With 3 numbered folding engraved plates. Beautifully bound in contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, each board with coat of arms of Simon-Pierre Merard de Saint-Just in the centre, marbled endpapers. In modern slipcase covered with marbled paper. Full description
€ 25,000
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Expanded Dutch edition of Baker's classic on the microscope

BAKER, Henry. Het mikroskoop gemakkelyk gemaakt, of gemeenzaame beschryving, van allerley werktuigen, die men gebruikt om zeer kleine diertjes ... te beschouwen; ... Vervolgd met een berigt van de verbaazende ontdekkingen die door middel van vergrootglazen gedaan zyn: ... Bij deezen derden druk thans nagezien, verrykt met aantekenigen en vermeerderd met een aanhangzel, ... door Martinus Houttuyn.
Amsterdam, heirs of F. Houttuyn, 1778. 8vo. With 28 folding engraved plates. Contemporary tanned half sheepskin. Full description
€ 1,275
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Two masterpieces of Dutch hydraulic engineering

BARNARD, John Gross. Report on the North Sea Canal of Holland; and on the improvement of navigation from Rotterdam to the sea; to the chief of engineers, United States army. (Professional papers of the corps of engineers, U.S. army. No. 22).
Washington D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1872. 4to. With 12 plates numbered as 11 (all but 1 folding and 1 printed in red and black). Further with a half title, title-page, preface, and list of plates. Contemporary brown half morocco, reddish-brown cloth sides gold-blocked with the title and the coat of arms of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Full description
€ 875
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The most illustrious of all celestial atlases

BAYER, Johannes. Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa.
Ulm, Johannes Görlin, 1639. Folio (31.5 x 41 cm). With engraved architectural title-page and 51 full-page engraved star charts (with constellations) by Alexander Mair. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 28,000
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Two works on artificial and residual electricity,
defending the theory of Benjamin Franklin

BECCARIA, Giambatista. Elettricismo artificiale …
(Colophon: Turin, royal printing office [of the King of Sardinia], 1 June 1772). With 11 engraved folding plates.
With: (2) [BECCARIA, Giambatista]. Experimenta, atque observations, quibus electricitas vindex late constituitur, atque explicatur.
(Colophon: Turin, royal printing office [of the King of Sardinia]), [1769]. With letterpress folding table and 1 engraved folding plate. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary mottled half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,850
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The mathematical problems of fortification

BECKER (VON HERVORD), Peter. Nieuwe manier van vestingbou, hoe men alle regulare en irregulare vestingen met hare buytenwerken na haer behoorlijke proportie, sonder eenige rekeninge, door den gemeenen cirkel op een nieuwe en gansch lichte manier tekenen, afsteken en opbouwen sal. Van nieuws van den autheur selve, met het offensive en defensive vermeerdert, en door de tabulae sinuum uytgerekent, en met nodige demonstratien en figuren allen liefhebbers deser kunst verrijkt.
Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius van Waesberge, 1673. 8vo. With an engraved allegorical title-page, a letterpress title-page, 7 engraved plates (5 folding), 3 engraved illustrations in the text and 3 folding tables. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,500
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Groundbreaking chemical analysis of minerals

BERGMAN, Torbern Olof. Manuel du minéralogiste; ou sciagraphie du règne minéral, distribuée d'après l'analyse chimique; ... Mise aujour par M. Ferber ... et traduite et augmentée de notes par M. Mongez le Jeune. Nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée, par J.C. Delamétherie.
Paris, Cuchet, 1792. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 engraved plates (1 folding). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 750
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A basic instruction on clocks and watches

BERTHOUD, Ferdinand. l'Art de conduire et de régler les pendules et les montres: a l'usage de ceux qui n'ont aucune connoissance d'horlogerie.
Paris, for the author and Michael Lambert (colophon: printed by H.L. Guerin and L.F. Delatour), 1759. 12mo. With illustrations on 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,600
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Geometry textbook

BEYEM VAN AERSSEN, Hippolytus. Eygenschappen der driehoecken met een half en anderhalf rechtenhoeck, waer onder verscheydene voorstellen sijn, die de rechthoeckige ende andere driehoecken betreffen. Met noch een tractaet handelende van vierkantinghe en deelinghe van verscheydene figuyren door circkelboghen besloten.
Leeuwarden, Eyvo Taeckes Wielsman (colophon: printed by Schelte Jochems), 1671. 4to. With a woodcut diagram on title-page, numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,250
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Important work on the calculation of volumes

BEYER, Johann Hartmann. Ein newe und schöne Art der vollkommenen Visierkunst: derengleichen hiebevor niemaln in keiner Spraach gesehen worden ...
Frankfurt am Main, printed by Palthenius for Jonas Rosa, 1603. 4to. With numerous tables and several woodcut diagrams and figures in text. Modern overlapping vellum. Full description
€ 7,500
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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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Essays on coral, volcanoes, botany, fossils and more,
with 16 engraved plates

BOCCONE, Paolo. Natuurkundige naspeuringen op proef- en waerneemingen gegrond. ... Groey der planten, ... wonderbare versteeningen van verscheide lighamen; de wording van het corael, de star-steenen, de mynstoffige bezoar en het verschil van deeze met de dierlijke, de versteenden vis-tanden, ammon-hoorn, schelpen, enz.
The Hague, Johannes de Cros, 1745. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved ornament on the title-page and 16 engraved plates (including 2 folding). Contemporary red half roan. Full description
€ 400
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With 154 plates showing the mechanisms of mills, waterworks, etc.

BÖCKLER, Georg Andreas. Theatrum machinarum novum, exhibens aquarias, alatas, iumentarias, manuarias; pedibus, ac ponderibus versatiles, plures, et diversas molas.
Cologne, Paul Fürst, 1662. Folio. With engraved title-page by V. Sommer and 154 numbered engraved plates (ca. 25 x 19 cm) by Balthasar Schwan and Eberhard Kieser. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 6,950
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Telling fortunes with playing cards

[BOHEMILLON, P.B.]. Beknopte handleiding tot de kunst van het kaartleggen, of aanwyzing om door middel van zesendertig speelkaarten iemants horoscoop te trekken. Uit het Fransch vertaald. Tweede druk.
Amsterdam, P.G. and N. Geysbeek, [ca. 1810]. 8vo. With letterpress folding table. Original publisher's printed stiff paper wrappers. Full description
€ 850
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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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With attractive engravings of amalgamation machinery

BORN, Ignaz Edler von. Ueber das Anquicken der gold- und silberhältigen Erze, Rohsteine, Schwarzkupfer und Hüttenspeise.
Vienna, Christian Friederich Wappler, 1786. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, 21 folding engraved plates, 2 engraved vignettes in text and 1 on title-page, the vignettes are hand-coloured. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 1,750
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Perspective drawings on irregular surfaces, with 34 well-engraved plates

BOSSE, Abraham. Moyen universel de pratiquer la perspective sur les tableaux, ou surfaces irregulieres. Ensemble quelques particularitez concernant cet art, & celuy de la graveure en taille-douce.
Paris, Abraham Bosse, 1653. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, engraved dedication, engraved part-title to the plates, and 31 engraved perspective plates (one folding), all engraved and designed by Abraham Bosse. Contemporary sheepskin parchment, later red title label on spine Full description
€ 3,500
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Three ground-breaking scientific works on air by Robert Boyle
In the rare Latin translations published in the Netherlands

BOYLE, Robert. Nova experimenta physico-mechanica de VI aëris elastica & ejusdem effectibus, facta maximam partem in nova machina pneumatica. Editio postrema.
Rotterdam, Arnold Leers Jr, 1669. With engraved frontispiece and a folding engraved plate.
With:
(2) BOYLE, Robert. Defensio doctrinae De elatere & gravitate aëris, propositae à Dno. Rob. Boyle, in novis ipsus physico-mechanicis experimentis, adversus objectiones Francisci Lini ... Editio postrema.
Leiden, Arnold Leers Jr., 1669. With 1 folding engraved plate.
(3) BOYLE, Robert. Exercitationes de Atmo-sphaeris corporum consistentium; ...
Leiden, Felix Lopez de Haro, 1676. 3 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 5,000
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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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Illustrations of columnar basalt formations throughout Europe and in Mexico

BREISLAK, Scipione. Atlas géologique ou vues d'Amas colonnes basaltiques fait suite aux Institutions Géologiques de Scipion Breislak.
Milan, Imprimerie impériale et royale, 1818. Narrow oblong folio. With engraved plate with "Avis" addressed to the reader, engraved title-page, 53 numbered engraved full-page plates, and 2 engraved plates by Riboldi, Brocchi and Dall' Acqua after drawings by Demin, Veyrene etc. Contemporary brown boards. Full description
€ 2,500
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An expedition to the South African interior: "of great permanent worth",
together with a description of the Cape of Good Hope

[BRINK, Carel Frederik]. Nouvelle description du Cap de Bonne-Espérance, avec un Journal historique d'un voyage de terre, . . . , dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique. . . . Sous le commandement du Capitain Mr. Henri Hop, . . .
Amsterdam, J.H. Schneider, 1778. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Title-page with an engraved vignette by Christian Friedrich Fritzsch and 16 folding engraved plates. Olive half calf (ca. 1840), gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,950
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Rare unrecognised second edition of the first handbook for ship’s pilots in training
with more than 120 diagrams and other illustrations

BROUCK (BROECKE), Jan vanden. Instructie der zee-vaert, door de gheheele werelt, … Met een practijck, om door een nieu-ghe-inventeert instrument 'tvoornaemste vanden celester globus in planum te brengen: ...
Rotterdam, Abraham Migoen, [1610]. Small 4to (19.5 x 15 cm). With a woodcut device on the title-page; and 2 engraved and about 120 woodcut illustrations (mostly diagrams), all on integral leaves, including 7 full-page. Vellum (ca. 1700). Full description
€ 18,000
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Using optics to explain how people see ghosts

BROWN, J.H. Brown's kleurvisioenen met een woord ter aanwijzing en verklaring.
Leeuwarden, Hugo Suringar, [1866]. 4to. With 16 numbered lithographed plates (13 hand-coloured) lithographed by Morriën & Amand, Amsterdam. Original illustrated green cloth-backed boards, flyleaves with publishers advertisements. Full description
€ 1,750
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3 little-known works by Italian scientist on astronomy, hydrostatics and navigation

BRUNETTI, Francesco Saverio. Trattenimenti scientifici su la sfera, geografia istorica, meteore, ed astronomia.
Rome, Bernabò and Lazzarini, 1754. With several woodcut illustrations in the text (including an armillary sphere), and an extra added folding engraved frontispiece.
With:
(2) BRUNETTI, Francesco Saverio. Trattenimenti scientifici su l’indrografia, nautica, blasone, statica, meccanica, architectura, pirotecnia, e suono.
Roma, Bernabò and Lazzarini, 1755. With several woodcut illustrations in the text, and an extra added frontispiece (facsimile of an engraving?).
(3) BRUNETTI, Francesco Saverio. Macchina semplicissima per cui l’acqua da se stessa salice ad una data altezza.
Rome, Bernabò and Lazzarini, 1747. With folding engraved plate as frontispiece. 3 works (the first in 2 parts) in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 4,500
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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.
With:
(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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750 scientific instruments and geometrical figures

BRUTEL DE LA RIVIÈRE, Carel Johan Emerentius. Atlas voor de meet- en natuurkunde, omvattende ruim 700 afbeeldingen, met een korte verklaring.
Leiden, A.W. Sijthoff, [ca. 1870]. 2 volumes. Oblong folio. With almost 750 figures on 15 steel engraved plates (1 partly printed in colour), depicting instruments and geometrical figures. Original publisher's gold- and blind-blocked dark green cloth. Full description
€ 950
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The complete supplement volumes to Buffon's seminal work, including his new theory on the earth

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc. Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére . . . Supplément [Tome premier - septième].
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1774-1782 (vols. 1-6); Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son, 1799 (vol. 7). 7 volumes. 4to. With 2 folding engraved maps and 218 plates (full-page and folding and including 2 bis), all engraved. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges (vols. 1-6, uniform), 19th-century half calf, gold-tooled spine (vol. 7). Full description
€ 2,250
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Introduction to Buffon's "Histoire naturelle"

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, and René-Richard Louis CASTEL. Histoire naturelle de Buffon, classée par ordres, genres et espèces, d'après le systême du Linné; avec les caractères génériques et la nomenclature Linnéenne.
Paris, Crapelet, An VII (1799). 3 volumes. 12mo. With a hand-coloured engraved portrait of Buffon in the first part. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 250
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Fossils from the Brussels region, with 32 coloured plates

BURTIN, François-Xavier. Oryctographie de Bruxelles ou description des fossiles tant naturels qu'accidentels découverts jusqu'à ce jour dans les environs de cette ville.
[Brussels], Le Maire, 1784. Folio (46 x 28 cm). With engraved title-page by Pris after M.J. Speeckaert, and 32 engraved plates printed in brown and coloured by a contemporary hand. 19th-century half sheepskin (roan). Full description
€ 6,000
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How to win a war with arithmetic

[BUSSCHE, Alexandre van den]. L'arithmetique militaire ... departie en deux livres. ... A la fin du second livre se trouveront plusieurs advertissemens, conseils, & sentences militaires des antiques, & modernes.
Paris, Gilles Gourbin, [1571/72]. 4to. With Gourbin's woodcut device on title-page, woodcut diagrams in the text. French maroon morocco (ca. 1900), gold-tooled spine title, gold fillets on board edges and turn-ins, signed "MISSOL". Full description
€ 4,500
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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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Very rare series of 32 erotic prints
of the notorious case of father Girard and Mlle Cadière

[CADIÈRE, Catherine and Jean-Baptiste GIRARD]. Historische print- en dicht-tafereelen, van Jan Baptist Girard, en juffrou Maria Catharina Cadiere.
[The Netherlands?], 1735. Small 4to (24 x 18.5 cm). With 32 "scenes", each consisting of an engraved plate with a letterpress poem on the facing page. Gold-tooled red half goatskin morocco (2nd half of the 19th century), richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 6,500
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120 prints, nearly all 1601-1725, including at least 4 complete series,
most brought together ca. 1745

[CALLOT, Jacques, Carel ALLARD & others]. [Collection of 120 engravings by French, Dutch, Italian and German artists].
Venice, Paris, [Amsterdam], etc., 1601-1725 (album ca. 1745?), with additions [1788] & [ca. 1790]. 8vo, 4to, etc. (19 x 13 cm). 120 engraved prints, namely 44 from 4 complete print series (1 with a title-print), 57 (including 3 title-prints) from 10 or 11 other series and 19 prints apparently not from any series, by Jacques Callot (1 complete series), Odoardo Fialetti, Herman Weyen, Balthasar Moncornet, Henri Bonnart, Carel Allard (3 complete series), P. Landry and others (see contents, below). Mottled sheepskin (ca. 1745?). Full description
€ 9,500
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The advantages of steam vessels, with 5 large folding plans

CAMPAIGNAC, Antoine Bernard. De l'état actuel de la navigation par la vapeur et des améliorations dont les navires et appareils a vapeur marins sont susceptibles; suivi de notes explicatives, tableaux, projets, etc.
Paris, L. Mathias (back of half-title: printed by Guiraudet & Jouaust), 1842. 4to. With 5 large engraved folding plans and a letterpress folding table. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold- and blind-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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First edition of the most comprehensive work on integral calculus of its day, with 4 folding plates

CARRÉ, Louis. Methode pour la mesure des surfaces, la dimension des solides, leurs centres de pesanteur, de percussion et d'oscillation, par l'application du calcul intégral.
Paris, Jean Boudot, 1700. 4to. With a large woodcut vignette (by Bernard Picart) on the title-page, 4 folding numbered engraved plates containing 43 numbered diagrams, an engraved headpiece and initial at the opening of the main text. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 4,000
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Most important 19th-century scientific expedition to South America, with nearly 500 plates,
mostly hand-coloured

CASTELNAU, Francis de (botanical volumes by Hugh Algernon WEDDELL). Expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro a Lima, et de Lima au Para; exécutée par ordre du gouvernement Français pendant les années 1843 a 1847.
Paris, P. Bertrand, 1850-1859. 7 parts in 15 volumes. 8vo (6 vols.), 4to (7 vols.), folio (2 vols.). With 493 lithographed and tinted lithographed plates and maps, including 401 partly or completely hand-coloured. Later rust-red half morocco. Full description
€ 135,000
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Includes excellent logarithmic-trigonometric tables

CAVALIERI, Bonaventura Francesco. Trigonometria plana, et sphaerica, linearis, & logarithmica. Hoc est, tam per sinuum, tangentium, & secantium multiplicationem, ac divisionem iuxta veteres: quam per logarithmorum simplicem fere additionem iuxta recentiores; ad triangulorum dimetiendos angulos, & latera procedens.
Bologna, heirs of Victor Benati, 1643. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 28 geometrical figures on a folding engraved plate. Contemporary vellum, with manuscript title on spine. Full description
€ 2,500
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Secrets of the goldsmith and sculptor; with an important passage on Michelangelo's sculptural techniques

CELLINI, Benvenuto. Due trattati, uno intorno alle otto principali arti dell' oreficeria. L'altro in materia dell'arte della scultura; dove si veggono infiniti segreti nel lavorar le figure di marmo, & nel gettarle di bronzo.
Florence, Valente Panizzi, Marco Peri, 1568. 4to. With the woodcut coat of arms of the Medici on the title-page, a woodcut printer's device at the end, 1 small and 36 large architectural historiated initials. 19th-century marbled-paper boards. Full description
€ 5,950
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Important mathematical treatise by a fencing master,
rare complete copy of the issue for the Dutch Republic

CEULEN, Ludolf van. Fundamemta[!] arithmetica et geometrica cum eorundem usu. In varii problematis, geometricis, partim solo linearum, ductu, partim per numeros irrationales, & tabulas sinuum, & algebram solutis.
Including: CEULEN, Ludolf van. Variorum problematum libri 4. ...
Leiden, Joost van Colster [printed at least in part by Joris Abrahamsz. van der Marsce], 1615. 4to. With numerous woodcut diagrams and other mathematical figures in text. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 5,500
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Expedition to observe the transit of Venus in Siberia

CHAPPE D'AUTEROCHE, Jean Baptiste. A journey into Siberia ... containing an account of the manners and customs of the Russians, the present state of their empire; with the natural history, and geographical descriptions of their country ...
London, T. Jeffreys, 1770. 4to. With folding map (26.5 x 51.5 cm), partly hand-coloured, and 9 etched plates (1 folding, 8 full-page). Modern sprinkled calf. Full description
€ 2,500
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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. Full description
€ 12,500
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The first principles of fortification, for the young engineer,
with 36 folding plates

CLAIRAC, Louis André de. L'ingenieur de campagne, ou traité de la fortification passagere.
Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert (colophon: printed by Jacques Guerin), 1749. 4to. With 36 folding engraved plates by Claude Charles Riolet and an engraved armorial vignette at the head of the dedication. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 750
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The principles of navigation

CLEEFF, Jacob van. Catechismus der zeevaartkunde, of vragen en oefeningen over het beschouwende en werkdadige der stuurmanskunst; ... Tweede verbeterde en met antwoorden vermeerderde uitgaaf.
Groningen, M. Smit, 1846. 8vo. With woodcut vignette on title-page. Original publisher's stiff printed paper wrappers, with at the back an advertisement for 6 other works by Van Cleeff. Full description
€ 950
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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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A demonstration of Dutch water management skills

CONRAD, Frederik Willem, Arie Jansz. BLANKEN and Simon KROS. Rapport wegens het onderzoek omtrent eene uitwatering te Catwyk aan Zee, gedaan in 1802. Op last van dykrichter en hoogheemraaden van Rhynland.
Haarlem, François Bohn, 1803[-1804]. Folio. With 2 folding engraved maps, 15 folding engraved plates and 1 engraved plate, all except one signed by Daniel Veelwaard. Later green half cloth Full description
€ 650
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Facsimile of Copernicus’s seminal work

COPERNICUS, Nicolaus. De revolutionibus orbium coelestium.
Nuremberg, Johannes Petreius, 1543 [=Pelplin, Bernardinum, 2007].
(2) HYGINUS, Gaius Julius. Poeticon Astronomicon. Cologne, Johann Soter, 1534 [=Pelplin, Bernardinum, 2007].
(3) PTOLEMY. Almagest. Cologne, 1537 [=Pelplin, Bernardinum, 2007].
Small folio (28 x 18 cm). Richly blind-tooled calf. Kept in wooden box. Full description
€ 4,500
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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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"a landmark in the history of geology" (DSB)

CUVIER, Georges and Alexandre BRONGNIART. Description géologique des environs de Paris ... Nouvelle édition, dans laquelle on a inséré la description d'un grand nombre de lieux de l'Allemagne, de la Suisse, de l'Italie, etc., qui présentent des terrains analogues à ceux du bassin de Paris.
Paris and Amsterdam, G. Dufour and E. d'Ocagne, 1822. Large 4to (30 x 22.5 cm). With a folding handcoloured engraved map, a folding engraved plate, and 16 lithographed plates (1 handcoloured). Modern half morocco. Full description
€ 1,500
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First Russian edition of Darwin's "Origin of species"

DARWIN, Charles. [In Cyrillic type:] O proischozhdenii vidov [= On the origin of species].
St. Petersburg, Alexander Illich Glazunov (printed by Glazunov), 1864. 8vo. With 1 lithographed plate showing Darwin's famous branching tree of life, and 4 pages of Glazunov's publisher's advertisements at the end, describing 25 publications. Set entirely in Cyrillic type. Modern half brown morocco, with the original publisher's printed back wrapper bound in. Full description
€ 7,500
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The conjuror unmasked

DECREMPS, Henri. La magie blanche dévoilée, ou explication des tours surprenans qui sont depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale & de la province.
Paris, Liège, Brussels, F.J. Desoer, 1789-1791. 5 volumes. 8vo. With 2 engraved frontispieces, 3 frontispieces with letterpress text and a woodcut, 184 woodcuts (several full-page) in the text and 2 folding tables. 3. Near contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 4,500
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The first academic handbook of mining science,
with 24 folding plates in crisp impressions

DELIUS, Christoph Traugott. Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst nach ihrer Theorie und Ausübung, nebst einer Abhandlung von den Grundsätzen der Bergwerks-Kammeralwissenschaft für die k.k. Schemnitzer - Bergwerksakademie. Zweyte Auflage.
Vienna, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1806. 3 volumes (2 text and 1 plates). 8vo. With 24 large folding engraved plates. Text volumes in later half calf and the plates unbound in a matching half calf box. Full description
€ 2,250
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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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The 7500-page works of one of the most creative and influential minds of the Enlightenment

DIDEROT, Denis. Oeuvres de Denis Diderot, publiées, sur les manuscrits de l'auteur, par Jacques-André Naigeon, de l'Institut National des Sciences, etc. Tome premier[-quinzième].
Paris, Desray, Deterville (back of half-title, vol. I: printed by [Charles] Crapelet), an VI [=] 1798. 15 volumes. With a frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher after a 1766 drawing by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 16 engraved plates and a folding letterpress table of all kinds of human knowledge for the Encyclopédie (52 x 37.5 cm). Contemporary, uniform half sprinkled calf, richly gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 6,500
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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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Highly decorative celestial chart, coloured by a contemporary hand

DOPPELMAYR, Johann Gabriel. Hemisphaerium coeli boreale in quo fixarum loca secundum eclipticae ductum ad an[n]um 1730 completum exhibentur.
[Nürnberg, Heirs of Homann, 1742]. Engraved celestial chart (50 x 59 cm), wholly coloured by a contemporary hand. With title at the head, circular chart in the centre flanked by positional tables and views of the astronomical observatories of Tycho Brahe at Hven, at Paris, of Hevelius at Danzig and of Eimmart at Nürnberg. Framed (69 x 77 cm). Full description
€ 1,750
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Series of 63 large leaves of finely executed architectural and fortification drawings, most partly in colour

[DRAWINGS - MILITARY ARCHITECTURE]. [Binding title:] Zivil und Militärarchitektur.
[Germany?], 1748 [or a few years later]. Oblong Imperial folio (34.5 x 46.5 cm). A series of 63 leaves of pen and ink-wash drawings, each drawn on the recto in a thick-thin border (29 x 41 cm), with captions, headings, etc. in German in a gothic hand, foreign names and words in a Latin hand and titles in a Latin hand or lettered in roman capitals. Half red pigskin (ca. 1900), with title on the front board and spine. Full description
€ 8,500
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The stranded whale of Ostend dissected

DUBAR, J. Ostéographie de la baleine échouée a l'est du port d'Ostende, le 4 novembre 1827; précédée d'une notice sur la découverte et la dissection de ce Cétacée.
Brussels, Laurent Frères, 1828. 8vo. With 13 folding lithographed plates depicting bones of the whale, all after Bossuet and lithographed by Jobard. Modern black half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,800
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War of words on perspective, conic sections, cutting architectural stones and making sundials:
the Jesuit versus the Cartesian

[DUBREUIL, Jean] and others. Advis charitables sur les diverses oeuvres, et feuilles volantes du Sr. Girard Desargues Lyonois. Publiees sous les titres.
I. De Brouïllon Projet d'une atteinte aux evenements des rencontres du cone avec un plan: ...
II. De Brouïllon Projet d'exemple d'une maniere universelle, touchant la pratique du traict a preuves, pour la couppe des pierres en l'architecture.
III. D'une maniere de tracer tous quadrans d'heures égales au soleil, au moyen du style posé: ...
Mis au jour. ...
With: [DUBREUIL, Jean]. Diverses methodes universelles, et nouvelles, en tout ou en partie pour faire des perspectives. ... Tirees pour la plus-part du contenu du livre de La perspective pratique. Ce qui servira de plus de response aux deux affiches du Sieur Desargues, contre ladite Perspective pratique.
Paris, Melchior Tavernier, François l'Anglois, dit Chartres, 1642. 2 works (4 & 2 parts) in 1 volume. 4to (25.5 x 18 cm). The first work in 4 parts. It lacks two small engraved plates. The second work with 10 full-page engravings on integral leaves. Half white sheepskin parchment (ca. 1900?). Full description
€ 22,500
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Wood and its application in naval architecture

[DUPUY DE LÔME, Stanislas Charles Henri]. Instruction sur les bois de marine et leur application aux constructions navales.Including:
Tarif pour la recette et le classement des bois de construction.
Tarif A [-Tableau B].
Paris, Arthus Bertrand (colophon part 2: printed by Firmin Didot; part 3: printed by the widow Bouchard-Huzard), [1859]. 4to. With 58 numbered plates, including 42 engraved (3 folding) and 16 chromolithographed, 6 numbered full-page woodcut illustrations on integral leaves and 5 wood-engraved mathematical figures in text. Contemporary green cloth. Full description
€ 2,750
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Ocean waves, flooding & hydraulic engineering, well-illustrated

EMY, Amand Rose. Ueber die Bewegung der Wellen und über den Bau am Meere und im Meere. ... Mit 10 Kupfertafeln [sic].
Vienna, Ludwig Förster's artistischer Anstalt (on reverse of title-page: printed by J.P. Sollinger), 1839. 8vo. With 10 folding lithographic plates (23 x 39 to 54 cm) with 75 figures showing diagrams of wave forms and motions, and plans and cross-sections of coasts, man-made barriers, buildings, hydraulic devices, etc. 19-century blue cloth. Full description
€ 350
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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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German translation of Euclid's "Elements"

EUCLID and Lucas BRUNN (translator). Elementa practica. Oder Ausszug aller Problematum und Handarbeiten auss den 15. Büchern Euclidis. Allen und jeden, des uhralten geometrischen nutzlichen Gebrauch, dess Cirkels Liebhabern ...
Nürnberg, Simon Halbmayer, [1625]. 4to. With the title set within an engraved border, and numerous woodcut mathematical figures in text. Contemporary limp vellum. Full description
€ 3,500
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Monograph on rivers, torrents and inland navigation

FABRE, Jean Antoine. Essai sur la théorie des torrens et des rivières, contenant les moyens les plus simples d'en empêcher les ravages, d'en rétrécir le lit & d'en faciliter la navigation, le hallage & la flottaison. Accompagné d'une discussion sur la navigation intérieure de la France; et terminé par le projet de rendre Paris, port maritime en faisant remonter à la voile, par la Seine, les navires qui s'arrêtent à Rouen.
Paris, Bidault, 1797. 4to (29 x 21.5 cm). With 8 folding engraved plates, showing how to determine the drop of a river, the contents of water, how to change currents, how to create different effects with different dyke constructions, etc. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, in the style of Bradel & Derôme. Full description
€ 750
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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. Full description
€ 3,500
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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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First scientific study of the St. Pietersberg at Maastricht

FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, Barthélemy. Natuurlijke historie van den St. Pieters Berg bij Maastricht. ... Uit het Fransch door J.D. Pasteur.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802. 8vo. With an engraved title-page with a small illustration by D. Vrijdag, a folding engraved map and folding engraved plan of the St. Pietersberg, and numerous illustrations of minerals and fossils on 52 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,600
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Engraved portrait of the important mathematician Johann Faulhaber

[FAULHABER, Johann]. Aigendtliche Bildnuß deß Ehrnvösten und weitberühmbten Herren Johannis Faulhabern, bestelten Mathematici inn Ulm seines Alters fünff und dreyssig Jar.
Augsburg, printed by David Francken for Steffan Müchelspacher, 1615. Folio (28.5 x 15 cm). Engraved portrait (plate size 12.5 x 10 cm), drawn from life and engraved by Lucas Kilian in Augsburg, with letterpress drop-title and a list of Faulhaber's printed works, within a frame built up of arabesque fleurons. Set in fraktur types with incidental schwabacher. Full description
€ 1,500
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The 58-volume "Encyclopédie d'Yverdon", Protestant Switzerland's answer to Diderot

FÉLICE, Fortuné-Barthélemy de. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines.
Yverdon, Fortuné-Barthélemy de Félice, 1770-1780. 58 volumes (42 text, 6 supplement and 10 plates volumes). 4to. With 1264 engraved plates (numbered "1410" by the publisher). Contemporary uniform sprinkled tanned sheepskin, spine with gold fillets. Full description
€ 28,500
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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. Full description
€ 2,750
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Fireworks display at Dresden

[FIREWORKS - GERMANY]. Heute werden die Unterzeichneten die Ehre haben, ein großes Wasser-Feuerwerk nach Wiener Art, unter dem Namen: Die Jagd der Riesenschlange, auf der Elbe, der Brühlschen Terrasse gegenüber, abzubrennen.
[Dresden, 1829]. 1mo broadside (46.7 x 39.1 cm). Full description
€ 1,500
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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. Full description
€ 1,850
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The greatest celestial atlas revised and expanded

FLAMSTEED, John and Jean Nicholas FORTIN. Atlas Céleste de Flamstéed, approuvé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences, et publié sous le privilege de cette compagnie.
Paris, F.G. Deschamps, "l'Auteur" [= Fortin] (colophon: printed by the widow Hérissant), 1776. 4to. With 30 double-page engraved star charts, 9 pages of letterpress tables of stellar data. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 4,500
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Testing chronometers by Harrison's leading French rival

FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret, Count d'Eveux de. Voyage fait par ordre du Roi en 1768 et 1769, à différentes parties du monde, pour éprouver en mer les horloges marines inventées par M. Ferdinand Berthoud. Première[-seconde] partie, ...
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1773. 2 volumes. Large 4to (27 x 20.5 cm). With 5 numbered folding engraved plates in volume 1 (4 maps of the Atlantic Ocean, the Canaries, the Azores, etc., and 1 plate with topographic diagrams), 1 folding engraved plate with geometrical figures illustrating the determination of latitude[!], and 5 folding letterpress tables in volume 2. Contemporary gold-tooled mottled calf. Full description
€ 9,500
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The standard handbook on geomancy, a divination system with Arabian origins,
including a 12th-century translation of a work by the Arab Alfakini, published here for the first time

FLUDD, Robert, Henri de PISIS and ALFAKINI. Fasciculus geomanticus, in quo varia variorum opera geomantica continentur.
Verona [= Frankfurt am Main], 1687. With5 (of 6) large folding letterpress tables, 1 double-page engraved folding plate with 2 engraved illustrations, and some woodcut illustrations and numerous letterpress geomantic figures in text.
With: (2) Tabulae geomanticae, seu liber singularis de tribus ultimis ex antiquo manuscripto de anno MDXXXV. Iam primo luci datus, annexis duabus tabellis huic studio mirè inservientibus, caeteroquin utilibus & jucundis.
Frankfurt am Main, Johann David Zunner, 1693. With 2 letterpress folding tables following text, and nearly 200 pages of letterpress tables with geomantic figures. 2 works in 1 volume, bound in reverse order. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 4,500
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Fortification ca. 1645, including 16 fine drawings of barriers, tools and other equipment,
with 3 other manuscripts on applied mathematics including many line diagrams and 2 sundials

[FORTIFICATION & APPLIED MATHEMATICS]. [4 manuscripts on fortification building, practical mathematics, navigation, the surveying of land and dikes, and sundials].
[The Netherlands, ca. 1645-ca. 1747]. 4 manuscripts. Folio (binding 38 x 22 cm; leaves 33 x 21 cm). 4 manuscripts (mostly in Dutch, but 1 in Latin and another partly in French) written in brown ink on laid paper in 4 different hands (plus a few later additions), the earliest with 16 skilfully executed illustrations of wooden barricades and tools and equipment for building fortifications, the others illustrated with line diagrams including 2 sundials. Loosely inserted in later limp sheepskin parchment (ca. 1794?). Full description
€ 2,250
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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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Rendering calculus unnecessary, with two rare supplements

[FRESENIUS, Johann Franz Theodor]. Neue sehr einfache Theorie krummlinichte Flächen zu quadriren, auf Summation unendlicher Reihen gegründet. Mit einem Kupferblatt.
With:
(2) [FRESENIUS, Johann Franz Theodor]. Fortsetzung der neuen Theorie, durch Summation uneindlicher Reihen ... zu quadriren. ... Mit einem Kupferblatt.
(3) [FRESENIUS, Johann Franz Theodor]. Zweyte Fortsetzung der neuen Theorie, ...
Frankfurt am Main, J. Ch. C. Diez, 1806-1809. 3 parts in 3 volumes. 8vo. With 5 figures on 2 engraved plates. In contemporary wrappers, parts 1-2 of uniform green paper, part 3 of brown paste paper. Full description
€ 800
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Dutch translation of the accounts of three Germans in service of the Dutch East India Company

FRICK, Christoph, Elias HESSE, Christoph SCHWEITZER, and Simon de VRIES (translator). Drie seer aenmercklijcke reysen nae en door veelerley gewesten in Oost-indien; gedaen van Christophorus Frikius, chirurgijn: Elias Hesse, bergh-schrijver: Christophorus Schweitzer, boekhouder; yeder bysonder, van 't jaer 1675. tot 1686.
Utrecht, Willem van de Water, 1694. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 7 engraved plates (1 folding), including 2 signed by Casper Luyken, 2 signed by Jan van Vianen and 3 unsigned (1 by Casper Luyken). Contemporary vellum (rebacked). Full description
€ 9,500
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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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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. Full description
€ 1,250
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Empirical support for Copernicus’s theories only 2 years after "De Revolutionibus",
plus the first illustration of a camera obscura

FRISIUS, Gemma. De radio astronomico & geometrico liber. ...
Antwerp, Gregorius de Bonte; Louvain, Petrus Phalesius (colophon: 1545). 4to. With a large armorial woodcut on the title-page, De Bonte's large woodcut publisher's device on the last page and 21 woodcut illustrations, instruments and diagrams in the text, 8 pages of letterpress tables (plus more in the text), about 20 woodcut decorated initials (about 5 series) plus repeats. Recased in 17th-century(?) limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 12,500
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First and only edition of an important manual on the construction of telescopes and microscopes:
the first work by one of Euler’s most important students, printed in St. Petersburg

FUSS, Nicolas. Instruction détaillée pour porter les lunettes de toutes les différentes especes au plus haut degré de perfection dont elles sont susceptibles tirée de la théorie dioptrique de Mr. Euler le pere et mise a la portée de tous les ouvriers en ce genre. Avec la description dún microscope qui peut passer pour le plus parfait dans son espèce et qui est propre à produire tous les grossissemens qu'on voudra.
St. Petersburg, Académie Imp. des Sciences, 1774. 4to. With 2 folding engraved plates. Contemporary Russian mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Rebacked (ca. 1810?). Full description
€ 7,500
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Five treatises in French concerning the Arabs and Turks,
including a translation of an account of a pilgrimage to Mecca

GALLAND, Julien-Claude. Recueil des rits et cérémonies du pelerinage de la Mecque, auquel on a joint divers ecrits relatifs à la religion, aux sciences & aux mœurs des Turcs.
Amsterdam; Paris, Jean Desaint and Charles Saillant, 1754. 8vo. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,950
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Well-illustrated encyclopaedia of astronomical and surveying instruments from the time of Galileo,
with a world map in two hemispheres, and 3 volvelles

GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo. Della fabrica et uso di diversi stromenti di astronomia, et cosmografia, ove si vede la somma della teorica, et pratica di queste due nobilissime scienze.
Venice, Roberto Meietti, 1598. 4to (22 x 16.5 cm). With engraved title-page, folding woodcut plate, 3 woodcut volvelles with moving parts, and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Including a world map in two hemispheres (incl. America and a scattering of islands at the location of Australia) on two facing pages, they reappear with volvelle attachments on both sides of leaf 149 and leaf 153. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 35,000
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Laws for mining in Peru and Mexico

[GALVEZ, Josef de, and edited by Manuel CARVALLO]. Reales ordenanzas para la direccion, rejimen y gobierno del importante cuerpo de la mineria de Nueva-España, y de su Real Tribunal Jeneral.
Santiago (Chile), Imprenta de la Opinion, R. Rengifo, 1833. Folio. Contemporary blue wrappers. Full description
€ 950
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Rare complete set including the atlas, of a monumental work on Indochina

GARNIER, Francis, Louis DELAPORTE, Eugene JOUBERT and Clovis THOREL. Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une commission française présidée par M. le capitaine de frégate Doudart de Lagrée et publié par les ordres du ministre de la marine…
Paris, Hachette & Co (back of half-title: printed by Corbeil), 1873. 2 text volumes (4to) and 1 atlas volume (folio; 2 parts in 1 vol.). With hundreds of wood engravings in text, 17 chromoxylographed maps, 36 tinted lithographed plates and 11 chromolithographed plates. Volume 1 in modern red half morocco, gilt edges. Volume 2 in contemporary half morocco, gilt edges. Atlas volume in modern red half morocco. Full description
€ 20,000
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How to make a sundial, with 40 plates

GAUPP, Johannes. Gnomonica mechanica. Oder: Mechanische Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. In welcher den Anfängern ein besonderer, leichter, und wolverständlicher Weg gezeiget wird, auff alle ebene Flächen Sonnen-Uhren zu verzeichnen, und solche recht zu gebrauchen. Samt einer Zugabe von etlichen in Kupffer gestochenen bereits verfertigten Universal-Uhren, und zur Gnomonie dienlichen Instrumenten.
Lindau, Johann Conrad Gaupp for Johannes Gaupp, 1708. With elegantly engraved frontispiece of two men making a large sundial, 40 numbered engraved plates of mathematical figures and sundials, and 1 folding letterpress table printed in red and black.
With: (2) GAUPP, Johannes.Tabulae Gnomonicae, oder: Tafeln zur mechanischen Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. Durch welche auff eine gantz leichte Weise, alle vorkommende Sonnen Uhren am allerichtigsten verzeichnet, auch andere nutzliche Auffgaben auffgelöset werden können.
Lindau, Johann Conrad Gaupp for Johannes Gaupp, 1708. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Late 18th-century half vellum. Full description
€ 5,000
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Collection with important articles on geology, mining and metallurgy, mineralogy and chemistry

[GEOLOGY PAPERS]. [Volume with 11 articles, lectures and pamphlets on geology, mining and metallurgy, geochemistry, paleozoology, etc. by G.A. Daubrée, H.C. Sorby, J.A. Phillips, J. Dana, H.E. Sainte-Claire Deville, Th. Belt, J.H. Collins, W.B. Taylor and J.W. Dawson].
[Published in America and Europe, ca. 1840-1880]. 11 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With illustrations. Contemporary brown half morocco. Full description
€ 1,000
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Manuscript atlas and ownership records of parcels in the Prins Willem polder, northeast of Oostburg,
in the southwest corner of the Netherlands

GERSOM, Gerrit van. Caerte en omlooper van Prins Willem Polder. Bedijkt anno 1650 en 1651. Bij een versamelt en na neerstigh. ondersoek t'samen gestelt door Gerrit van Gersom dijkgraef van desen polder, anno 1723.
[Oostburg?], 1723. Royal folio (41 x 27.5 cm). With a hand-coloured title-page, a large folding map of the dikes along the border of the polder, a large folding general map of the polder showing the numbered parcels at a scale of about 1:18,000, and 17 folding detail maps showing the individual plots within the parcels at a larger scale, all executed in brown ink and watercolours and tipped onto the fore-edges of 19 of the 144 numbered text leaves. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 9,500
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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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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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Illustrated work on fortification and artillery

GRUBER, Johann Sebastian. Neuer und gründlicher Unterricht, … Nebenst einem Bericht von Zubereitung einiger Ernst-Feuerwerckes-Kugeln.
Nuremberg, Johann Hoffmanns, Engelbert Strecken and Abraham von Werth, 1700. 8vo. With double-page engraved frontispiece, 1 letterpress folding table and 16 engraved plates. Blue paper covered boards. Full description
€ 1,950
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First French edition of Halley's first major work

HALLEY, Edmond. Catalogue des estoilles australes. Ou supplement du catalogue de Thycho, qui montre les longitudes & latitudes des estoilles fixes du Pole Antartique, lesquelles ont esté cachées à Tycho dans l'orison d'Uranibourg, calculées avec un soin tres-exact suivant leurs distances, & corrigées jusques à la fin de l'année 1677. Avec les observations faites en l'Isle de Sainte Helene ...
Paris, Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1679. 12mo. With 12 abstract (rather than pictorial) zodiac signs.  Contemporary French sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. The boards are 5 mm thick, but each has a large panel hollowed out on the inside, perhaps to hold astronomical aids of some sort. Full description
€ 3,950
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Bound for King Louis XV

HAMILTON, Hugh. De sectionibus conicis. Tractatus geometricus. In quo, ex natura ipsius coni, sectionum affectioens [!] facillime deducuntur. Methodo nova.
London, William Johnston, 1758. 4to. With numerous illustrations on 17 folding engraved plates. Contemporary French gold-tooled red goatskin morocco, with the arms of the French King Louis XV in the centre of each board and his crowned monogram in each compartment (except that with the title) of the spine. Full description
€ 13,000
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The state of microscopy in the 1850s

HARTING, Pieter. Het mikroskoop, deszelfs gebruik, geschiedenis en tegenwoordige toestand. Een handboek voor natuur- en geneeskundigen.
Utrecht, Van Paddenburg & Comp.; Tiel, Gebr. Campagne, 1848-1854.
With: HARTING, Pieter. De nieuwste verbeteringen van het mikroskoop en zijn gebruik, sedert 1850.
Tiel, H. C. A. Campagne, 1858.
5 volumes bound as 4. 8vo. With 5 folding tables, and 24 folding lithographed, including one plate coloured by hand. Contemporary, gold-tooled red morocco presentation bindings from the Antwerp Botanical Society to its director, Jan Ignatius de Beucker (1827-1906), gold and blind fillets on the boards with the presentation inscription in gold on the front board: "Het Antwerpsch Kruidkundig Genootschap aen zynen achtbaren bestuurder J.J.[!] de Beucker. Oogstmaend 1864", gold-tooled turn-ins, marbled edges and endpapers. Full description
€ 3,500
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18th-century manuscript map of part of the Lek River

HATTUM, Dirk van. Kaarte en aftekening van het rivier vak beneeden het Tienhovense Veer met de aanleggende krib, en rijswerken.
[Netherlands], August 1792. Manuscript map in pen, ink and colour washes on paper (52.5 x 73.5 cm), with a compass rose (north below right), the names of the regions, and a scale (ca. 1:2000) below left. Full description
€ 1,950
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Introducing the Dutch standard method of calculating latitude in the 19th century

HAZEWINKEL, Abraham Cornelis. Handleiding om op verschillende wijzen de breedte buiten den middag of meridiaan te vinden, door waarnemingen aan de zon of starren.
Groningen, R.J. Schierbeek, 1827. 8vo. With a lithographed folding plate and numerous letterpress tables (numbered I-VI, but some spread over several pages). Contemporary boards, covered with red sprinkled paper, rebacked with brown paper tape. Full description
€ 850
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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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Preparing black, coloured and metallic inks, etching marble and metal, etc.
2nd copy located of 1660 edition

HELMREICH, Andreas. Kunstbüchlein. Wie man auff Marmelstein, Kupffer, Messing, Zihn, Stahl, Eisen, Harnisch und Waffen, &c. etzen, und künstlich vergülden soll. Mit vorgehendem Bericht, wie man Dinten, Dintenpulver, Prisilgen, und alle Metallfarben zum schreiben. Mancherley Farben, Pergament, Federn zu färben. Alle Metallen aus der Federn zu schreiben, Gold und Silber, Fundamentlein und Goldwasser auff allerley Ballerey, und dergleichen mehr, machen und temperieren soll. Zu Dienst und Ehren allen Schreibern, auch den unerfahrnen der Etzkunst, zusammen gebracht. ... Von neuen übersehen, gemehret, und corrigirt, und in Druck gebracht.
[Leipzig?], 1660. Small 8vo (14.5 x 8.5 cm). Title-page printed in red and black. Later marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 4,950
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On the relation between plants and minerals

HENCKEL (HENKEL), Johann Friedrich. Flora saturnizans, die Verwandtschafft des Pflanzen mit dem Mineral-Reich, nach der Natural-Historie und Chymie aus vielen Anmerckungen und Proben …
Leipzig, Johann Christian Martini, 1722. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece showing a mining operation, and 9 engraved plates. 18th-century vellum. Full description
€ 2,800
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An ill-fated gold mining expedition to Sumatra

HESSE, Elias. Ost-Indische Reise-Beschreibung, oder Diarium, was bey der Reise des ... Bergk-Comissarii, D. Benjamin Olitschens, im Jahr 1680. von Dressden aus, bis in Asiam auf Sumatras, denckwürdiges vorgegangen.
Dresden, Michael Günther (printed at Pirna, "mit Stemelischen Schriften" that is, by Johann Heinrich Stremel), 1687.
With: (2) KRECKWITZ, Georg. Totius Principatus Transylvaniae accurata descriptio. Das ist: Ausführliche Beschreibung des gantzen Fürstenthumbs Siebenbürgen.
Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Leonhard Loschge, 1688. With double-page engraved frontispiece by Daucher, folding map (ca. 20 x 27 cm), 8 portraits, and 8 views. 2 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,500
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Spectacular 17th-century fire-fighting scene, in a crisp impression

HEYDEN (HEIDEN), Jan van der. Afbeelding der geoctrojeerde slang-brand spuyten, … | Dessein des pompes a boyaux, …
[Amsterdam, ca. 1680?]. 1mo broadsheet (57 x 43 cm), with an engraved print (31 x 41.5 cm) at the head, separate engraving with the title in both Dutch and French below, and letterpress text below in Dutch and French in 4 columns. Framed (72.5 x 59 cm). Full description
€ 3,750
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Unrecorded state of an Amsterdam fire-fighting scene, in a crisp impression

HEYDEN (HEIDEN), Jan van der. Afbeeldinghe van de nieu geinventeerde en geoctroyeerde slang-brandspuyten, … | Dessein des pompes a boyaux, …
[Amsterdam, ca. 1680?]. 1mo broadsheet (57 x 46 cm), with an engraved print (35 x 44 cm) at the head, including engraved titles in Dutch and French, keys (A-M) and four smaller scenes; with letterpress text below in Dutch and French in 4 columns. Engraved by [Bastiaan] Stoopendaal. Framed (72.5 x 61.5 cm). Full description
€ 4,250
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Dutch innovations that helped make the military arts a science, with large folding plates

HONDIUS, Henricus. Korte beschrijvinge, ende af-beeldinge van de generale regelen der fortificatie, de artillerie, munition, ende vivres, van de officieren der selver ende hare commissien, van de leger-aerde-wallen, de approchen met het tegenweer, ende van vyerwercken.
The Hague, Henricus Hondius I, 1624. Folio. 1 volume, with the text in 4 parts. With an engraved title-page with letterpress text, 20 engraved illustrations printed from 22 copper plates (including 10 double-page, 2 larger folding sheets and 2 assembled from 2 sheets each to make panoramic views). Contemporary vellum, recased in the original binding. Full description
€ 6,950
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Popular handbook of recreational science, with 65 handcoloured plates,
including pyrotechnic experiments and a card trick

HOOPER, William. Rational recreations, ...
London, L. Davis, J. Robson, B. Law, G. Robinson, 1782-1783. 4 volumes. 8vo. With numerous illustrations on 65 folding plates engraved by J. Lodge, all coloured by a contemporary hand, and woodcut diagrams and other illustrations in text. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, re-backed in modern calf. Full description
€ 2,500
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1612 introduction to Kabbala, in Hebrew

HOROWITZ, Shabbethai Sheftel. Sefer Shefa' tal.
Hanau, Hans Jakob Henne (Henah), [5]372 [= 1611/12]. Folio (31 x 20 cm). With about 15 woodcut illustrations in the text. Set in meruba Hebrew types with extensive passages in semi-cursive rabbinical. Later 17th-century blind-tooled vellum, modern endpapers. Full description
€ 8,500
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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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Construction drawings for staircases, skylights and their decoration, with the rare text-volume

HORST, Tieleman van der. Theatrum machinarum universale; of nieuwe algemeene bouwkunde, waar in … werd voorgestelt en geleerdt het maaken van veelerley soorten van trappen.
Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk, 1739. With engraved half-title, engraved title-page (with engraved device), engraved dedication and 30 double-page engraved plates by Jan Schenk.
With: (2) HORST, Tieleman van der. Theatrum machinarum universale; of nieuwe algemeene bouw-kunde; ...
Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk, 1739. With woodcut vignette on title-page. 2 volumes: Folio (plates) and 4to (text). Contemporary red half roan. Full description
€ 1,500
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Fine copy of splendid hydraulic engineering drawings

HORST, Tileman van der and Jacob POLLEY. Theatrum machinarum universale; of keurige verzameling van verscheide grote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluizen, waterkeringen, ophaal- en draaibruggen.
Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk [II] & son (vol. II: Petrus Schenk [III]), 1757-1774. Imperial folio (50 x 34 cm). With a double-page engraved dedication plate and 41 double-page and 7 larger folding engraved illustration plates. Red half sheepskin (ca. 1800). Full description
€ 3,250
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Construction drawings for staircases, skylights and their decoration

HORST, Tieleman van der. Theatrum machinarum universale, of nieuwe algemeene bouwkunde, waarin op eene naauwkeurige, klaare en wiskundige wijze wordt voorgesteld en geleerd het maaken van veelerleije soorten van trappen, met derzelver gronden en opstallen, mitsgaders het uitslaan derzelven, als mede ... Lantaarens, en wat meer tot dit soort van bouwkunde behoort: ...
Amsterdam, J.S. van Esveldt-Holtrop, [ca. 1810]. Large folio (49 x 35 cm). With engraved vignette on the title-page and 30 double-page engraved plates by Jan Schenk. 19th-century half calf. Full description
€ 1,750
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On the sediments of the Arabian Gulf

HOUBOLT, Jacob Jozef Herman Christiaan. Surface sediments of the Persian Gulf near the Qatar Peninsula.
The Hague, Mouton & co., 1957. 8vo. With 8 leaves with reproductions of (microscopic) photographs, and 8 loosely inserted folding tables and maps. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 400
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Hand-coloured engravings of 885 wood samples

HOUTTUYN, Martinus and Jan Christiaan SEPP. Houtkunde, behelzende de afbeeldingen van meest alle bekende, in- en uitlandsche houten.
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, [1773-]1791. Large 4to (28.5 x 23 cm). With engraved half-title in a frame of 18 wood samples, title-page with woodcut ornament, 5 title-pages (dated 1773) in five languages, each with a (different) woodcut branch. With 100 engraved plates showing over 850 wood samples, and a folding addendum table. With half-title and all 100 engraved plates coloured for the publisher. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, marbled endpapers.  
With: (2) HOUTTUYN, Martinus and Jan Christiaan SEPP. Supplement, of vervolg op het werk afbeelding der houten.
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp & son, 1795. Large 4to (ca. 28 x 23 cm). With 6 full-page engraved plates coloured for the publisher. Wrapper with printed title. Full description
€ 27,000
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Complete facsimile edition & English translation

HUMBOLDT, Alexander von and Aimé BONPLAND. Voyage aux régions equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent. (Reprint of the Paris edition, 1805-1834).
Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1971-1973. 30 volumes (20 in Atlas folio and 10 in Royal 4to). With 1470 plates and maps (1240 in colour).
With: (2) HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Personal narrative of the travels to the equinoxial regions of the New Continent, 1799-1804, and Researches concerning the institutions and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America. Edited and translated into English by Helen M. Williams. (Reprint of the London edition, 1814-1829).
Amsterdam, New York, Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, Da Capo Press, 1972. 9 volumes bound as 5. Library cloth. Full description
€ 8,000
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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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Extract on Egypt from Ibn al-Wardi's important geographical treatise

IBN AL-WARDI. Aegyptus auctore Ibn Al-Vardi. Ex apographo Escorialensi, una cum lectionibus variis e codice Dresdensi primus edidit, vertit, notulisque illustravit Christianus Martinus Fraehn, Rostochiensis.
Halle/Saale, Johann Christian Hendel, 1804. 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled paper boards, with monogram ("AG") stamped in gold on the front board. Full description
€ 2,000
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16th-century collection of nine alchemical tracts, including one by Ibn Sina

IBN SINA (AVICENNA), Raymond LULL (LULLIUS) and ARISTOTLE. De alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum, quorum catalogum sequens pagella indicabit.
(Dedication: Frankfurt, Cyriacus Jacob, 1550). Part 1 (of 2). Small 4to (19.5 x 15 cm). With a large woodcut illustration on title-page, hand coloured by an early hand, and Jacob's woodcut printer's device on the last otherwise blank page. 17th-century(?) limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 18,000
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Account of an important mining voyage

JARS, Gabriel. Voyages métallurgiques, ou recherches et observations sur les mines & forges de fer, la fabrication de l'acier, celle du fer-blanc, & plusieurs mines de charbon de terre, faites depuis l'année 1757 jusques & compris 1769, en Allemagne, Suéde, Norwege, Angleterre & Ecosse.
Lyon & Paris, Gabriel Regnault, L. Cellot, P. Didot et al., 1774-1781. 3 volumes. 4to. With 52 folding engraved plates. Contemporary French mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,750
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Journal of accounts of a Flemish cloth-dyeing factory 1734-1759

JOFFROY, Joannes Baptista. Daegelyksche aenteekening van alle de goederen te verwen komende bij Joannes Baptista Joffroy begonst 1734.
[Mechelen (Malines, Belgium), 1 April 1734-31 August 1759]. Folio (32.5 x 21 cm). Manuscript journal of accounts in dark brown ink on paper, written in Dutch in an upright gothic hand, with each page ruled in double and single lines to make 4 or 5 columns and up to 22 rows, decorated with hundreds of pen flourishes, three forming pictures of birds as tailpieces and with a decorative cross to begin 1750 (some other years with a simpler cross), a couple headings with additions in red. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,750
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A geological description of Java

JUNGHUHN, Friedrich Franz Wilhelm. Terugreis van Java naar Europa, met de zoogenaamde Engelse overlandpost, in de maanden september en october, 1848.
Zaltbommel, Johannes Noman and son, 1851. 8vo. With 6 lithographed plates (2 folding, including 4 chromo-lithographed views). Modern half cloth. Full description
€ 475
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Very rare 17th-century treatise on artillery

KÄSTNER (KÄSTNERN), Sigmund. Vestibulum pyroboliae, das ist kurtzgefaste Anleitung zur Artillerie-Kunst, darinnen den anfahende Liebhabern, mit einer leicht begreifflicher Methode, was wegen der Proportion und dem Gebrauch der Geschützen zu wissen, vorgetragen ist.
Frankfurt am Main, Egidius Vogel for Daniel Paulli, 1679. Small folio. With 2 engraved folding plates, 3 woodcut plates (1 folding) and 16 woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary blind-tooled mottled calf. Full description
€ 3,500
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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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Important geological classic on the "subterranean world"

KIRCHER, Athanasius. D'onder-aardse weereld in haar goddelijk maaksel . . .
Amsterdam, heirs of Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge, 1682. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee, Thomas Ernsthuys, 15 engraved plates (mostly double-page) and numerous woodcut and engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, each board with a large centrepiece in a double panel of fillets. Full description
€ 14,500
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300 models for weaving cloth in various patterns and colours,
printed from the plates of the 1771 first edition

KIRSCHBAUM, Johann Michael. Neues Weberbild- und Musterbuch, ... zur Beförderung der edlen Leinen- und Bildweberkunst, und zum Nutzen und Vergnügen angehender Meister und Gesellen, auch anderer Liebhaber der Weberkunst, auf 74 Kupfertafeln ... Fünfte Original-Ausgabe.
Heilbronn, Classische Buchhandlung, 1836. Oblong folio (21 x 32 cm). With 74 numbered engraved plates showing about 300 patterns for weaving. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, tiger marbled sides. Full description
€ 3,500
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How to construct sundials, with 21 engraved plates

KNOOP, Johann Hermann. Verhandeling van de sphaerische of klootsche zonne-wysers; namelyk, hoe men op een sphaera convexa, of ronde kloot, allerley zonnewysers meetkonstig beschryven kan.
Leeuwarden, Jacques Alexandre de Chalmot, 1761. 8vo. With 50 figures on 21 folding engraved plates by Jan Caspar Philips. Later half vellum, made from early materials. Full description
€ 1,250
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The rights and duties of women in sex, love and marriage

KORNMANN, Heinrich. Sibylla trig-Andriana, seu virginitate, virginum statu et jure tractatus novus et jucundus …
Including:
-De Annulo triplici: usitato, sponsalitio, signatorio: ...
-Linea amoris sive commentarius in versiculum glossae, ...
The Hague, Adriaan Vlacq, 1654. 2 editions in 1 volume (the first in 3 parts). 12mo.
With: (2) BOETHIUS. De consolatione philosophiae, libri v. ex vetustissimis libris a Th. Pulmannus.
Leiden, Officina Plantiniana, Franciscus Raphelengius, 1590. With Plantin's woodcut compasses device on title-page. 17th-century overlapping sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 1,500
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Large map depicting the world's oil industry,
including the Middle East and Egypt

KORYTKO, Stefan. General orientative map of the world's oil industry | Übersichtskarte der Welt- Naphtha-Industrie | Carte d'orientation de l'industrie de pétrole du monde | Mapa pogladowa swiatowego przemyslu naftowego.
Lviv, Stefan Korytko, 1925. Large folding chromolithographed map (map size 65.5 x 88 cm). Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 6,500
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Popular school book on astronomy

LACAILLE (LA CAILLE), Nicolas Louis de. Lectiones elementares astronomiae, geometriae, et physicae, ex editione Parisina anni 1755 in Latinum traductae a C.S(chefer) e S.J. Including: Appendix, complectens Praecipuas Mutationes, quas Auctor in Ultima Editione Parisina anno 1761 fecit, et in Latinum convertit C.S(chefer) e S.J.
Vienna, Prague, Johann Thomas Trattner, 1757-1762. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With woodcut vignette on 2 title-pages, 10 folding engraved plates in text. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 1,950
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Gerard de Lairesse's famous drawing manual, with 8 engraved plates

LAIRESSE, Gerard de. Grondlegginge der teeken-konst, zynde een korte en zeekere weg om door middel van de geometrie of meetkunde, de teeken-konst volkomen te leeren. ... Tweede druk.Including: SEGNER, Johann Andreas. Beschryving van twee verscheide zeer bekwame en zuinige als mede het gezicht bewarende lampen, ...
Amsterdam, Gerrit Tielenburg, 1766. 4to. With a engraved illustration on title-page, 8 engraved plates (including one mezzotint) and 6 engravings in text, mostly after designs by the author, and ad 2 with 3 folding engraved plates. Contemporary richly gold-tooled calf, gilt edges. Full description
€ 1,500
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Proposal for reinforcing the dykes of West-Friesland

LAKENMAN, Seger. Ontwerp van een onkostbaar en zeker middel, om de Westvriesche zeedyken... te stellen buiten eenig gevaar van doorbrake...
Amsterdam, heirs of Johannes Ratelband and company and Hendrik de Leth, 1733. Folio. With 2 folding engraved plates, including a map of North-Holland. Contemporary marbled paper wrappers, preserved in a blue cloth chemise. Full description
€ 1,875
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Curious and rare treatise on a newly-invented life belt: author’s annotated copy

LANQUER, Richard. Le naufrage sans peril, ou l'invention d'une machine qu'on peut porter à la poche, qui nous fait passer les rivieres tous vestus, & ester plusieurs jours sur la mer, sans aucun péril pour nostre vie, & sans moüiller nos armes ny nos habits.
Paris, printed by C. Blageart, 1675. 8vo. Modern light brown half cloth, with original paper wrappers mounted on sides. Full description
€ 4,500
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Complete astronomical and mathematical works by leading Copernican
some published here for the first time

LANSBERGE (LANSBERGIUS), Philip van. Opera omnia.
Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1663 (parts 1635-1663). 9 works in 1 volume. Folio. With an engraved general title-page, 10 letterpress title-pages (1 with an engraved view; the other 9 each with any of 6 different woodcut astronomical diagrams), full-page portrait of Lansbergius by W. Delff, 1 folding and 4 double-page engraved plates and 1 large folding letterpress table, many diagrams and tables in text. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 15,000
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Well-illustrated treatise on sundials, by a Dutch defender of Copernicus

LANSBERGE, Philip van. Horologiographia plana: in qua omne genus sciotericorum horologiorum, quae plano cuilibet inscribi possunt, certis evidentibusq[ue]; . . .
Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1663. Small folio (28.5×17.5 cm). With 61 woodcuts in the text (1 repeated on the title-page, illustrating a sundial), many more than half-page, including both sundials and diagrams illustrating how they work. With extensive 19th-century manuscript notes on the back of the title-page. Lacking 2 leaves containing Roman's dedication. Modern paper-covered boards. Full description
€ 3,500
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Richly illustrated collection of writings on aerial photography and photogrammetry, by a pioneer in the field.

LAUSSEDAT, Aimé. Recherches sur les instruments, le méthodes et le dessin topographiques, ... Tome I. Aperçu historique sur les instruments et les méthodes. La topographie dans tous les temps. Tome II. Première partie: Iconométrie et métrophotogravure. Tome II. Deuxième partie: Développement et progrès de la métrophotographie à l'étranger et en France.
Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1898-1903. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With more than 300 illustrations in the text, several photographic, and 47 mostly folding or double-page maps, plans, profiles and plates. Contemporary half sheepskin. Full description
€ 1,500
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On arithmetics and clocks

LECHNER, Johann Baptista. Facillima artis arithmeticae methodus, das ist: sehr leichter Unterricht und Lehr-Art, der höchst-nothwendigen und nutzbaristen Rechen-Kunst ... zum neunten mal in den Druck gegeben.
Augsburg and Innsbruck, Joseph Wolff, 1752. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Full description
€ 500
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A "short but weighty treatise" on protozoa and spermatozoa,
with a section on microscopes and 6 plates

LEDERMÜLLER, Martin Frobenius. Versuch zu einer grundlichen Vertheidigung derer Saamenthiergen; nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung derer Leeuwenhoeckischen Mikroskopien und einem Entwurf zu einer vollständigern Geschichte des Sonnenmikroskops, als der besten Rechtfertigung derer Leeuwenhoeckischen Beobachtungen.
Nürnberg, George Peter Monath, 1758. 4to. With 6 engraved plates. Modern boards. Full description
€ 1,650
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First edition of Ledermüller's microscopic investigations

LEDERMÜLLER, Martin Frobenius. Mikroskopische Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung.
With:
(2) Nachleese seiner mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung.
(3) Abgenötigte Vertheidigung als ein Anhang seiner mikro-skopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung.
(4) Letzte Beobachtungen seiner mikroskopischen Ergötzungen, welche ein nicht gemeines Nest mit der kleinsten Art von Schlupfwespen in Flockwolle enthalten; nebst der Beschreibung und Abbildung eines neuen und vollständigen Universalmikroskops von W. Burucker.
Nuremberg, A.W. Winterschmidt, 1762-1776. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With two engraved frontispieces (a hand-coloured to the first and a black and white to the second part), full-page engraved black and white portrait of Friedrich of Brandenburg after Ledermüller, in total 162 hand-coloured engraved plates by A. W. Winterschmidt, some head- and pieces in text, of which one engraved. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 8,500
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One of the most beautiful works on microscopy, with 174 coloured plates

LEDERMÜLLER, Martin Frobenius. Mikroskoopische vermaaklykheden, zo voor de oogen als voor den geest, behelzende de afbeeldingen van veelerley voorwerpen, zo van dierlyke lighaamen, als van planten en delfstoffen. … Thans aanmerkelyk vermeerderd.
Amsterdam, heirs of Frans Houttuyn, 1776. 4 parts in 2 volumes. 4to. With 174 engraved plates mostly by Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt (1733-1796) after the author, all beautifully coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 7,950
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Energy-saving in the 18th century

LEHMANN, Johann Christian. Allgemeine oeconomische Holzspahrkunst ... darinnen bey 70 Arten verbesserter Oefen beschrieben .... mehr als die Hälfte Holz erspahret werden könne ... Neue Auflage.
Leipzig, Grotzische Handlung, 1754. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 10 folding engraved plates with stoves, ovens and chimneys. Contemporary half, tanned sheepskin, with gold-tooled red morocco title-label on spine. Full description
€ 1,000
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Astronomical, atmospheric and riverine physics
by King Louis XV’s favourite astronomer

LE MONNIER, Pierre-Charles. Mémoires concernant diverses questions d'astronomie et de physique. Lûs & communiqués à l'Académie Royale des Sciences, &c.
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1781. 4to. With woodcut vignette on title-page (with an armillary sphere and other instruments), and an engraved folding plate with 3 illustrations of eclipses engraved by Y. le Gouaz. Near contemporary half mottled calf. Full description
€ 5,000
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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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Early manual on perspective, well illustrated

LENCKER, Hans. Perspectiva hierinnen auffs kürtzte beschrieben, mit Exempeln eröffnet und an Tag gegeben wird, ein newer besonder kurtzer, doch gerechter unnd sehr leichter Weg, wie allerley Ding, es seyen Corpora, Gebew, oder was möglich zuerdencken und in Grund zulegen ist, verruckt oder unverruckt, ferner in die Perspectyf gebracht werden mag, on einige vergebliche Linie, Riss un[d] Puncten, [et]c, dergleichen Weg bisshero noch nit bekant gewesen.
Nürnberg, Dietrich Gerlach, 1571. Small folio (29 x 19 cm). With the title within a woodcut border, 10 full-page woodcuts within collation and 1 double-page woodcut within collation (the latter not included in page numbering). Boards (ca. 1900). Full description
€ 9,500
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In an embossed binding designed by the author, turning the boards into sundials

LE ROYER, Jacques. Oeuvres . . . [with a note above the title: "Dico opera mea Regi."].
Including: LE ROYER, Jacques. Traité des influences divisé en deux parties. Premiere . . . Des influences des cieux, & des astres . . . Deuxie'me . . . Des influences, & vertus occultes des estres terrestres.
Paris, R.J.B. de la Caille (printed [by Nicolas Motays] in Avranches), 1678. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved device on title-page, a full-page engraved astrological sundial, 14 woodcuts in the text, depicting apparatus set up for laboratory experiments, astrological diagrams, etc. Contemporary tanned sheepskin over boards, designed by the author. The front board, back board and spine have been embossed with three different engraved plates sundials, emblems and extensive lettering. The plate for the spine includes emblems for Louis XIV (sun), the Dauphin (dolphin) and others. In a modern red morocco box. Full description
€ 60,000
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Polemics on alchemy and early chemistry

LIBAVIUS, Andreas. Syntagmatis selectorum undiquaque et perspicue traditorum alchymiae arcanorum, tomus primus. [vol. 2:] Syntagmatis arcanorum chymicorum, …, tomus secundus. [vol. 3:] Appendix necessaria syntagmatis arcanorum chymicorum.
Frankfurt, printed by Nikolaus Hoffmann for Peter Kopf, 1613-1615. 3 volumes. Folio. With the letterpress titles of volume 1 and 2 within the same engraved border (signed "G.Keller / 1605"), 1 woodcut plate, 3 double-page letterpress tables and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 16,000
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Comprehensive scientific periodical, with articles on James Cook and Hawaii

LICHTENBERG, Georg Christoph and Georg FORSTER. Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur.
Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. 6 parts in 3 volumes. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of James Cook as frontispiece of part 2, 5 engraved plates (including one coloured by hand), 4 folding engraved plates (including one printed on blue paper and with highlights in silver) and one folding plate with letterpress music. Modern paste-paper boards. Full description
€ 4,750
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Mid-18th century scientific correspondence

[LIGNAC, Joseph Adrien Le Large de]. Lettres à un Amériquain sur l'histoire naturelle, générale et particuliere de monsieur de Buffon.
"Hambourg" [Paris?], 1751-1756. 9 volumes. 12mo. With woodcut initials, ornaments and decorative lettering. Contemporary uniform mottled calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 1,750
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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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A landmark in the introduction of Western mathematics into the Far East,
translator's presentation copy

LOOMIS, Elias (Alexander WYLIE & LI Shanlan, translators). Dai weiji shiji [= Series of differential and integral calculus].
Shanghai, Mohai Shuguan [= the printing office of the London Missionary Society], early summer in Xianfeng Yiwei [= 1859]. Preliminaries plus 18 numbered parts bound in 5 volumes (29.5 x 18 cm) as intended. A book in traditional Chinese form, with a brief letterpress introduction in English, including an English-Chinese lexicon of technical terms, a woodcut title-leaf (printed on both sides) and the Chinese text printed letterpress (from movable type). With occasional woodcut diagrams in the text. Bound in traditional Chinese style in contemporary yellow silk. The whole in a richly embroidered wrap-around case in yellow. Full description
€ 12,500
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Report on the consequences the "afsluitdijk"

LORENTZ, Hendrik Antoon (chairman). Verslag van de staatscommissie ... met opdracht te onderzoeken in hoeverre, als gevolg van de afsluiting van de Zuiderzee ... te verwachten is, dat tijdens storm hoogere waterstanden en een grootere golfoploop, dan thans het geval is, zullen voorkomen vóór de kust van het vaste land van Noord-Holland, Friesland en Groningen, alsmede vóór de daarvoor gelegen Noordzee-eilanden.
The Hague, Algemeene landsdrukkerij, September 1926. Folio. With 8 plates, some with coloured details, 2 folding letterpress tables, 14 double-page coloured maps after text, 1 large folding map of the Waddenzee, loosely inserted, and numerous illustrations and graphs in text. Contemporary half cloth, original publisher's paper wrappers on boards, decorated endpapers. Full description
€ 600
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Extensively illustrated do-it-yourself guide to plane and solid geometry

MALCONETI, Jacobi. Selbst-lehrende Geometrie, oder neue und kurtze institutiones mechanicae, stereometriae, et geodaesiae.
Frankfurt am Main, Johan Adolph & Philipp Wilhelm Stock, 1700. 4to. With engraved frontispiece by Joseph a Montalegre, title-page in red and black with woodcut publisher's device, with 1 engraved illustration plate, 24 woodcut plates containing 26 illustrations (on folding leaves, full-page leaves and smaller slips) and about 275 woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 2,750
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A proposal for stationing mortars along the coast, to save shipwrecked persons

MANBY, George William. Papers relating to Captain Manby's plan for affording relief in cases of shipwreck: viz. Copies of instructuions, given by His Majesty's Secretary of State for the Home Department, for the purpose of carrying into effect the plan of Captain Manby, for affording relief in cases of shipwreck.
[London, House of Commons, 1816]. Folio. With several woodcuts and wood engravings of the inventions in text. Sewn. Full description
€ 850
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Scaliger’s unsurpassed critical edition of Manilius’s ancient astrology

MANILIUS, Marcus and Joseph SCALIGER (ed.). Astronomicon libri quinque.
Including:
- JUNIUS, Franciscus. In Manilii Astronomica variae lectiones.
- SCALIGER, Joseph. In Manilii Quinque libros astronomicon commentarius & castigationes.
[Heidelberg], Officina Sanctandreana [=Hieronymus Commelin], 1590. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With woodcut publisher's device (repeated on the title-page of part 3), 6 astronomical woodcuts and a few tables in text. 18th-century(?) stiff pasteboard wrappers. Full description
€ 1,750
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On manoeuvres and formations for rifle companies and battalions, well illustrated

[MANUSCRIPT - MILITARY]. Plans deren Maneuvres der koenigl-spanischen Tropen[:] Plans deren Maneuvres[,] Formacionen und Colocacionen deren Officiers und Sergenten wie es bey dem löblichen Schweizer-Regiment Baron De Reding geübt wird.
Madrid, 1772. Oblong Imperial 4to (29.5 x 40 cm). Extensively illustrated manuscript on paper, written mostly in German in brown ink. With large armorial device on title-page, in colour, with the crowned impaled arms of Sicily (dexter) and Austria (sinister); a preliminary leaf with 2 rows of 6 colour pictures; and XVI numbered leaves with colour plans of battle-formations, with 37 numbered marginal drawings in brown ink with grey and yellow washes on 7 of these leaves showing details of gunlocks and tools; and some of the leaves with colour drawings of landscapes with mountains, lakes, etc. Contemporary tanned sheepskin, decorated paper sides. Full description
€ 6,950
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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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Catalogue of the royal armoury, with notes on armourers, gunsmiths, swordsmiths, etc.,
and 10 plates showing 435 marks

MARCHESI, José María. Cataìlogo de la Real Armeriìa.
Madrid, Eusebio Aguado (royal printer), 1849. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With the arms of Queen Isabella II of Spain on the title-page and 10 numbered engraved plates with 435 marks of armourers, swordsmiths and others. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 750
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Tuscan cosmography in a local binding, with Augsburg gold-brocade cover papers

MARCHETTI, Angelo. Introduzione alla Cosmografia ... edizione seconda si aggiunge in fine un Succinto Trattato di Navigazione dell' istesso Autore.
Pistoia, Atto Bracali, 1738. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 3 folding half-page plates and 1 folding letterpress table, 2 full-page plates, and 17 additional woodcut diagrams in the text. Contemporary boards, covered with gold-brocade paper. Full description
€ 4,500
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Richly illustrated guide to geometry and fortification,with numerous woodcut illustrations and 18 folding engraved plates

MAROLOIS, Samuel. Oeuvres mathematicques.Comprising:- Geometrie contenant la theorie et practique d'icelle, necessaire à la fortification, ...- Fortification ou architecture militaire, tant offensive que deffensive: ...
Amsterdam, Guillaume Jansson Caesius [= Willem Jansz Blaeu], 1628. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 18 folding engraved plates, 1 engraved illustration in text, numerous woodcut illustrations and geometric figures in text, and some woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum, recased, with new endpapers. Full description
€ 1,650
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First Latin editions, richly illustrated, of a classic geometry text and a pioneering work on fortification

MAROLOIS, Samuel. Mathematicum opus absolutissimum: continens Geometriæ, Fortificationis, ...
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1638.
Comprising:
MAROLOIS, Samuel. Geometria Theoretica ac Practica.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1633.
MAROLOIS, Samuel. Artis muniendi, sive fortificationis pars prima[-secunda].
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1633. 2 works in 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved title-page dated 1638, with the letterpress Latin title-slip pasted over the engraved French title, woodcut publisher's device on 3 letterpress title-pages, 5 and 42 numbered engraved double-page plates in the first work, and 42 double-page engraved plates (numbered 1-40 plus "2e 14" and "2e 17"). Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 4,850
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Collected works of a famous architect, with 271 double-page engraved plates

MAROLOIS, Samuel. Mathematicum opus absolutissimum: …
Including:
(1) MAROLOIS, Samuel. Geometria theoretica ac practica: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1633. With 47 double-page engraved plates, numbered 1-42 and 1-5.
(2) MAROLOIS, Samuel.. Artis muniendi, sive fortificationis, pars prima: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1644.
(3) MAROLOIS, Samuel.. Fortificationis, sive artis muniendi, pars secunda.
Amsterdam, Janssonius,1644. With 40 double-page engraved plates.
(4) VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Joannis. Architectura: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius,1633. With 30 double-page engraved plates by Henricus Hondius after the designs by Vredeman de Vries, one dated 1601.
(5) MAROLOIS, Samuel. Opticae, sive perspectivae, pars prima: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius 1633. With 80 double-page engraved plates, some by Henricus Hondius, incl. 6 views of buildings in Rome (nos. 54-59) in roundels, after the drawings by Petrus Stephanus.
(6) VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Joannis. Perspectiva theoretica ac practica.
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1633.
Including:
(7) VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Joannis. Perspectivae pars II: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1632. With 49, 24 (+ 1) numbered double-page engraved plates depicting geometrical and mathematical figures on perspective.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1638 [altered in manuscript to 1658]. 7 parts in 2 volumes. Folio. The general title printed letterpress on a slip of paper pasted over the 1638 engraved title-page of the French edition, 7 letterpress part-titles, with all together 271 double-page engraved plates, partly by Henricus Hondius. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, new endpapers. Full description
€ 15,000
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Van Marum's electrostatic generator

MARUM, Martinus van. Beschreibung einer ungemein großen Elektrisier-Maschine und der damit im Teylerschen Museum zu Haarlem angestelten Versuche ... Aus dem Holländisch übersetzt.
Leipzig, Schwickert, 1786-1798. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 27 engraved plates (including 18 folding and 9 hand-coloured). Contemporary marbled boards, preserved in brown cloth clamshell box. Full description
€ 15,000
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Autograph awarding a Berlin chemist a prize
for his paper on potash from the ashes of plants

MARUM, Martinus van. [Autograph letter, signed, to Johann Friedrich John].
Haarlem, 27 May 1816. 4to (22 x 18.5 cm). Letter in French, in brown ink on one side of a folded half sheet of wove paper, with the address on the back with a stamp ("Haarlem"). The letter was originally folded four times more, displaying only the address at the outside. Full description
€ 1,500
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30 hand-coloured lithographed views of the zinc industry

MAUGENDRE, Adolphe. Société anonyme des mines et fonderies de zinc de la Vieille Montagne[.] Album de 30 vues.
Paris, (printed by Auguste Bry), 1850-1851. Oblong 1mo (55.5 x 38.5 cm). Tinted lithographed title-page and 30 tinted lithographed plates (55.5 x 38.5 cm, one slightly smaller: 35 x 50.5 cm), all in fine contemporary hand-colouring. Loose in modern clamshell box. Full description
€ 22,500
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Astrology, alchemy and mineralogy on the threshold of modern science

MAZZOTTA, Benedetto. De triplici philosophia naturali, astrologica, et minerali. In quibus differit cohaerenter de elementis, & variis mixtorum proprietatibus. ... Opus theol. philos. medicis, chymicis, & astrologis jucundum, ac simul utile.
Bologna, Giovanni Bapttista Ferroni, 1653. 4to. With an engraved heraldic and allegorical frontispiece drawn and engraved by Bartolomeo Coriolano with the arms of the dedicatee Hipolyto Cattaneo, a full-page engraving (with 7 figures) on an integral leaf, and 2 engraved illustrations and 2 woodcut diagrams in the text. Contemporary boards covered with a vellum leaf from a 16th-century(?) plain-chant manuscript antiphonary. Full description
€ 19,500
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The behaviour of fluids

MENDELEEV, Dimitry Ivanovich. O soprotivlenii zhidkostei I o vozdukhaoplavanii [On the resistance of fluids and aerial navigation].
St Petersburg, Sentiabra, 1880. 8vo. Modern cloth with the original wrappers preserved. Full description
€ 975
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Extremely rare engraved illustrated report of a 1.5 kilo hail stone

[METEOROLOGY - HAIL STONE]. Abbildung der Größe, u. ganz besondern Farbe der 6 Zoll langen, u. 3 Zoll diken Schlossen, von 2. bis 3. ll. schwer welche d. 13. August. 1802. . ..
Nuremberg, Fr[au] Kraerin, Fr[au]. Daucherin, [1802]. 4to (20.5×17.5 cm). Engraved print on laid paper, coloured by a contemporary hand as published.  Mounted on a piece of paper (ca. 1926?). Full description
€ 1,950
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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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Practical geometry, fortification and artillery ca. 1750

[MANUSCRIPT - MILITARY]. Geometria of meetkonst ... Vestingbou of fortificatie ... [Artillerie].
[Netherlands, ca. 1750]. 3 related works in 1 volume. Folio. With numerous mathematical diagrams, fortification plans and measured drawings of artillery and ammunition, including 12 full-page watercolour drawings (3 fortification plans and 9 beautifully rendered canons) and many more watercolour drawings in the text. With a large folding fortification plan tipped in, a large folding artillery drawing loosely inserted, and several smaller drawings tipped in or loosely inserted. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 6,500
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Palaeontological and geological manuscript,
including the pioneering work of John Samuel Miller
with about 70 drawings, most after Miller’s lithographs of 1821

MILLER, John Samuel (Johann Samuel MÜLLER) and others. Crinoidea: lily-shaped animals [followed by texts by other contemporary palaeontologists and geologists, including William Buckland, Nicholas Nugent, John Cam Hobhouse, Dugald Carmichael, Giambattista Brocchi (in Italian) and others].
[England, ca. 1821-1822]. 4to. Manuscript mostly in English, with 10 pages containing more than 50 ink and watercolour drawings of fossils (for the Crinodea); a page with 9 ink and watercolour drawings of teeth of living and extinct species; a page of ink drawings of vases, implements, etc. from excavations at Albano; a folding slip with a colour profile of geological layers on the English south coast; and 2 ink and watercolour drawings of fossils in the text. Contemporary blind-tooled maroon sheepskin. Full description
€ 3,250
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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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First edition, beautifully produced, of a very popular and influential book of secrets

MIZAULD, Antoine. Memorabilium, utiliu[m], ac jucundorum centuriae novem, in aphorismos arcanorum omnis generis locupletes, perpulchrè digestae.
Paris, Fédéric Morel, 1566. 8vo. With Morel's woodcut tree device on the title-page, 2 woodcut headpieces and 7 woodcut decorated initials (plus 3 repeats), the headpieces and initials in an unusually delicate design, finely executed. Set in italic types with the preliminaries in roman, and incidental Greek. 17th-century limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 2,250
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With numerous woodcut diagrams of sundials

MOGGE, Jacob. Algemeene manier tot de practijck-oeffeningh der sonne-wysers. . .
With: (2) LANSBERGIUS, Philippus. Beschrijvingh der vlacke sonne-wysers: . . . Nieuwelijx oversien ende met noodige byvoeging verrijkckt, door Jacob Mogge . . . 
Middelburg, Willem Goeree, 1675. 2 works in 1 volume. Small folio (27.5×18 cm). With numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,500
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Treatise on naval mines,
by a leading French naval officer and military engineer

MONTGÉRY, Jacques-Philippe Mérigon de. Mémoire sur les mines flottantes et les petards flottans, ou machines infernales maritimes.
Paris, Bachlier, libraire pour la marine (printed by De Fain), 1819. 8vo. With a finely engraved folding copperplate of a ship being blown up by a mine (16.5 x 17.5 cm). Lacking the half-title and the final leaf with the publisher's list of books, but with the folding plate, often lacking. Contemporary half tree calf, stormont marbled sides. Full description
€ 800
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Essay on chronometry resulting from Roquemaurel's circumnavigation

MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthélemy. Observations chronométriques faites pendant la campagne de circumnavigation de la corvette La Capricieuse, commandée par M. Roquemaurel, capitaine de vaisseau.
Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1855. With 4 folding plates.
With:
(2) MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthélemy. Longitudes chronométriques des principaux points de la cote du Brésil, rapportées au premier méridien de Rio-Janeiro.
Paris, Paul Dupont, 1863.
(3) MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthélemy. Positions géographiques des principaux points de la cote orientale de l'Amérique du Sud comprise entre la Guyane Française et le Paraguay.
Paris, Paul Dupont, 1868. 3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary grained red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 3,500
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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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