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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.
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(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 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 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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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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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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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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