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Three early works on electrics with 11 engraved plates

WINCKLER, Johann Heinrich. Nieuwe natuurkundige ontdekkingen, aangaande de eigenschappen, werkingen, en oorzaaken der electriciteit, of uitlokkings-kragt.
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(2) WINCKLER, Johann Heinrich. De eigenschappen der electrische stoffe, en van het electrische Vuur.
(3) WAITZ, Jacob Sigismund von. Verhandeling over de electriciteit, en derzelver oorzaken.
Amsterdam, H.W. van Welbergen, 1751. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With 11 engraved folding plates. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,900
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With spectacularly hand-coloured engravings depicting 417 samples of marble

WIRSING, Adam Ludwig. Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis exprimi. ... Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten und einiger verwandten Steine nach der Natur auf das sorgfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet.
Nuremberg, (printed by Bieling) for the author, 1775. Royal 4to (31.5 x 22 cm) With 73 hand-coloured engraved plates with 417 figures of types of marble (plate mark 23 x 16 cm). 19th-century blind-tooled tree calf. Full description
€ 22,500
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16th-century work on the medicinal properties of stones

WITTICH, Johann. Bericht von den wunderbaren bezoardischen Steinen, so wieder allerley gifft krefftiglich dienen, und aus den Leiben der frembden Thiere genommen werden...
Including: WITTICH, Johann. Von dem Ligno Guayaco, Wunderbawm, Res nova genandt, von der China, ex Occidentali India, von der Sarssa Parilla, von dem Fenchelholz Sassafras, Und von dem Griessholz, so man Lignum Nephriticum nennet...
Leipzig, Hans Steinman's heirs, 1589. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. 19th-century boards. Full description
€ 3,500
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Austrian folk medicine and magic, covering about 400 ailments in horses and about 50 in people

[MANUSCRIPT - MEDICAL - VETERINARY & HUMAN]. Wolfgang S. Ein Gerecht und Wohl Aprobierte Haus Apodeken oder Pferd Artznei Buch
With: (2) Eine Agadami dass ist Artzney Mittel vor Menschen zu gebrauchen.
[Upper Austria, part 1 of 1st work dated 1812 at end]. 2 works in 1 volume, the 1st in 2 parts. Folio (35 x 22.5 cm). A practical manuscript handbook in brown and black ink on paper, written in German in a German gothic hand and with numerous headings and paragraph openings in a variety of decorated gothic styles. With an elaborately decorated main title-page in at least 6 colours, the title-page of part 2 of the main work with decorative lettering and flowers in brown and red with a half-page colour drawing of a bleeding horse in the foreground of a landscape with a partly ruined castle, a church, a stone entry and other buildings, and the title-page to the 2nd work with decorated lettering and a crowned figure of death (a skeleton with scythe and hourglass). Further with drawings of 2 magical signs to protect people and livestock, and a vase of flowers and a scene with 2 buildings as tailpieces. Contemporary blind-tooled half calf. Full description
€ 14,000
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The secrets and rituals of the freemasonry revealed

WOLSON (WILSON), Thomas. De metselaar ontmomd, of het rechte geheim der vrye metselaren ontdekt, in allen deele oprechtelyk en zonder achterhouding, door een gewezen vryen metselaar. ... Derde druk.
Arnhem, Jacob Nijhoff, 1753. 8vo (16.5 x 10 cm). With a woodcut freemasonry device on title-page and 3 folding engraved plates. Contemporary marbled paper wrappers. Full description
€ 950
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First edition of a famous technical manual on ship-building illustrated by Jan and Caspar Luyken

YK, Cornelis van. De Nederlandsche scheepsbouw-konst open gestelt. Vertoonende naar wat regel ... in Nederland meest alle scheepen werden gebouwd.
Delft, Andries Voorstad, for Jan ten Hoorn, Amsterdam, 1697. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, with two views of ship-building yards, and numerous detailed illustrations of ship-building on 22 engraved plates by and after Jan and Caspar Luyken (including 13 double-page and once 2 plates on 1 page). 18th-century half calf. Full description
€ 15,000
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Japanese book on European astronomy and related subjects, with 10 illustrations & 2 rotating dials
“of pivotal importance ... to the spread of Western learning”

YOSHIO Nanko. Rigaku nyushiki ensei kansho zusetsu.
Nagoya, Kansho juku, Bunsei 6 [= 1823]. 3 vols. With 10 astronomical illustrations (mostly double- or 1½-page (including a terrestrial map in 2 hemispheres) and 2 dials with rotating parts (all in vol. 1), 10 seals integral to the text woodblocks and a red (owner's?) seal at the end of vol. 1. Original grey paper wrappers in traditional Japanese style (25 x 17 cm). Full description
€ 7,500
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Dutch mathematician Nicolaas Ypey on conic sections,
with 50 mathematical figures

YPEY, Nicolaas. Grondbeginzelen der kegelsneeden, bevattende de eerste en voornaamste eigenschappen van de parabola, ellips en hyperbola. Ten dienste der leerlingen opgesteld.
Amsterdam, Yntema and Tieboel, 1769. 8vo. With 7 engraved folding plates, head- and tailpieces built up from cast typographic ornaments. Contemporary half calf, sprinkled-paper sides. Full description
€ 1,250
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