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The kidney: Medical and surgical diseases

Arthur Charles Allen

Published by Churchill (1952)

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Item Description: Churchill, 1952. Unknown Binding. Book Condition: Acceptable. Binding, cover and pages worn, condition is consistent with age of book. A reading copy, covers rather worn/torn, some creasing to spine. Dust jacket may be missing. Contents complete, but with some sun damage/fading. Dispatched by next working day from Hereford, UK. We can now offer First Class Delivery for UK orders received before 12 noon, with same-day dispatch (Monday-Friday). Bookseller Inventory # mon0000353443

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Cruiskeen Lawn , Extracts from the Daily Labours of the Wise Ma n , Presented Here Safe from Extinction and Eternal Loss Through the Kindly Leave of the Persons Conducting the Irish Times .

Flann O`brian / Myles Na Gcopaleen

Published by Cahill & Co, Dublin (1943)

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Item Description: Cahill & Co, Dublin, 1943. Card Wraps. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. This book has been STOLEN from us!!!! please check if you are offered this, it had a written description our code MY and cat 2599 written on the first endpaper Just a few marks & light stains on the original printed white card covers of this now rare publication by Flann O`brian . 80pp. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. From Paidraig Morans Library Author/Translater. Bookseller Inventory # 002599

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Britain 1995

Humphrys, J.

Published by HMSO, London (1995)

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Item Description: HMSO, London, 1995. An official Government handbook of the fity years since the end of the second world war, with a foreword by John Humphrys. Ex Lib hardback good condition.530pp. Bookseller Inventory # 61

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The World's Greatest Spies & Spymasters

Boar, Roger and Blundell, Nigel

Published by Octopus Books Ltd., London (1984)

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Item Description: Octopus Books Ltd., London, 1984. Softcover 192pp, good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 24

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A set of John Gould's MAGNIFICENT BIRD BOOKS.

GOULD, John.

Published by -1888 (1831)

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Item Description: -1888, 1831. 12 folio works in 44 volumes, complete with 3158 fine hand-coloured lithographs by Elizabeth Gould, William Hart, Edward Lear and Henry Constantine Richter. All first editions, except for one expanded second edition as stated, comprising: A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains, 1832, 80 plates; The Birds of Europe, [1832-]1837, 5 vols, 448 plates; A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans, 1834, 33 plates; Icones avium, or figures and descriptions of new and interesting species of birds from various parts of the world, 1837-[1838], 18 plates; The Birds of Australia together with the Supplement, [1840-]1848-1869, 8 vols, 683 plates; A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America, [1844-]1850, 32 plates; The Mammals of Australia, [1845-]1863, 3 volumes, 182 plates; A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds together with the Supplement, [1849-]1861-1887, 6 vols, 418 plates; Birds of Asia, 1850-1883, 7 vols, 530 plates; The Birds of Great Britain, [1862-]1873, 5 vols, 367 plates; A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons, 1875, second edition, 47 plates; The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands, 1875-1888, 5 vols, 320 plates. All with fine contemporary bindings, most in full or half green morocco. A fine set of Gould's studies of birds in attractive contemporary bindings. John Gould was not only one of the most distinguished ornithologists of the nineteenth century, he was also a brilliant artist and highly skilled publisher. Over a period of fifty years he brought these energies together, dominated the field of ornithological discovery, and produced folio works of unrivalled beauty and scholarship. Each work he conceived, researched (often by extensive travel in hazardous conditions) and wrote. For the lithographic plates he composed the subjects, did rough drawings of great perception, and personally supervised the completion of the plate by his wife and other artists. And not least, having brought the work into being, he subscribed, distributed and sold the copies to the most discriminating audience of the day - from royalty to the leading natural history institutions and scholars in Great Britain, Europe, America, and Australia. "All ornithologists are not artists. Many artists are not successful businessmen. In the field of natural history the accomplishments of this man in his 76 years of life from 1804 to 1881 are truly monumental. No other ornithologist has ever exceeded (or will ever exceed) the number of Gould's bird discoveries and the magnitude and splendour of his folio publications" (Gordon Sauer, John Gould the bird man). These publications were amongst the most lavish and luxurious publications of the nineteenth century. The sets were produced in small numbers at great expense. Each set or monograph would have been considered a great treasure of the library. To have a virtually complete set, as here, would have been a notable achievement, and this remains the case today. The works are all very focused, and in the texts Gould refrains from any mention of politics, religion, society, or history. Just the occasional remark on shooting or fishing interrupts the ornithological matter. Indeed when not organizing and directing his great publishing projects, Gould was a keen angler, and would sit for long periods on the bank, smoking a cigar, stalking his trout, and no doubt thinking what great work he could initiate next. The set includes all ten of his major ornithological works, alongside the Icones avium, a two part supplement to his earlier works, and The Mammals of Australia. The inclusion of the second rather than first edition of A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons is desirable given it was "in reality a new publication, all the plates having been redrawn, and many new species figured for the first time" (Gould, Preface). It is essentially a completely new work with re-written text, and including 12 new species. Similarly the. Bookseller Inventory # 90342

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WALLACE STEVENS PERSONAL ART COLLECTION (Sold Only As a Group)

Stevens, Wallace

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Item Description: Non-Book. ORIGINAL ART WORK. The collection consists of twenty-seven works of art that Wallace Stevens purchased, starting in 1931, while living in Hartford, Connecticut, mostly through the Parisian bookdealers Anatole and Paule Vidal. Included are the still life by Tal-Coat that inspired "Angels Surrounded by Paysans" and Marchand's "Les Oliviers", alluded to in "Connoiseur of Chaos". The collection also contains a Georges Braque color lithograph "Nature Morte III: Verre et Fruit", pulled by Braque himself, an oil painting by Bombois, entitled "Le Loiret a Olivet", a Kandinsky lithograph, a Renoir sketch, a pair of 19th century miniature jade carvings of Pekingese dogs, a Chinese woodcarved "Shouxing", and a Korean scroll "Flowers and Birds" and a "Portrait of Emperor Chenghua". In addition there are two portraits of Stevens. ; 8vo; In addition to the original art belonging to Wallace Stevens, his very own over-sized walnut bed and matching armoire, his mahogany writing desk and chair, his ornate writing secretary, an exquisitely carved bedside stand, plus additional personal furnishings are included in this offering, including lamps with Asian motifs, Chinese tea tins and many other objects, including his pocket watch and pillbox. Our hope is that a research institution/museum will acquire this monumental collection and will dedicate an entire room for a permanent exhibition of the art that inspired his poetry, which in turn, inspired many great American artists of the mid-Twentieth Century. See references to Stevens' art purchases in "Letters of Wallace Stevens" edited by Holly Stevens. See "The Modernist Response to Chinese Art: Pound, Moore, Stevens" (Virginia, 2002) by Zhaoming Qian for Stevens' interest in Asian art in the article "Stevens as Art Collector" pp. 155-166 which includes photographs of the carving, the scroll, and the Portrait of Emperor Chenghua. Included, too, is a copy of nearly every book that Stevens wrote and the very rare "Stevens Family Portraits" and "Stevens Family" which he had commissioned to be done for him. Also refer to MacLeod's "Wallace Stevens and Modern Art: From the Armory Show to Abstract Expressionism" (Yale,1993). In addition, there are numerous articles written about Stevens and his interest in painting. Use keywords "Wallace Stevens" and "art" in Google and be dazzled by his influence! Provenance: Wallace Stevens-Elsie Stevens-Holly Stevens. IMPORTANT NOTE! ! The correct price for this collection is $2,200,000. Bookseller Inventory # 2556

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Cosmographia

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (after 83 - ca 168 AD).

Published by Ulm: Lienhart Holl, 1482. (1482)

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Item Description: Ulm: Lienhart Holl, 1482., 1482. Folio (16 x 11 2/8 inches). 133 leaves. 32 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE DOUBLE-PAGE WOODCUT MAPS, WITH MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL COLOUR, including the deepest richest blue of lapis in the oceans, typically used in the earliest issues before the expense became a problem, woodcut historiated and Maiblumen initials, ornamental woodcut borderpieces, woodcut diagrams in the text, rubricated throughout with capital strokes and paragraph marks, and several missing initials supplied, with delicate yellow washes on text headings (one or two closed marginal tears). 17th-century Italian gold-panelled vellum, with small tooled supr-libros of Cardinal Altieri, the future Pope Clement X (hinges expertly strengthened); modern vellum backed cloth clamshell box. Provenance: Contemporary ownership inscription of Pietro dal Verme (?died 1485) at the head of the first page of text; insignia of Emilio Lorenzo, Cardinal Altieri (1590-1676) the future Pope Clement X (1670-1676); the library stamp of Prof. Victor Goldschmidt of Heidelberg; Robert L.B. Tobin (died 2000), Patron of the Arts, his sale Cartographic Collection Sotheby's 7th December 1999, lot 302 . THE FIRST ATLAS PRINTED IN GERMANY, THE FIRST ATLAS MADE FROM WOODCUT BLOCKS, THE FIRST TO CONTAIN HAND-COLORED MAPS AND THE FIRST MAPPING OF THE WORLD BY A NAMED CARTOGRAPHER The text of Claudius Ptolemy's "Cosmographia" was translated into Latin from the original Greek by Jacobus Angelus and was first published, in Renaissance times, at Vicenza (1475), Bologna (1477) and Rome (1478). The sumptuous edition published at Ulm in 1482, however, far surpassed all earlier efforts and remains one of the most important publications in the history of cartography. This is the first redaction of the 'Geography' to be printed outside of Italy, the earliest atlas printed in Germany, the first to depart from the classical prototype to reflect post-antique discoveries, the first to be illustrated with woodcuts rather than engravings, and the first to contain hand-colored maps, the design and execution of which were ascribed to a named cartographer, and the first to incorporate the five modern maps by Nicolaus Germanus. The Ulm edition, moreover, was the first to depart from the classical prototype by expanding the atlas to reflect post-antique discoveries about the size and shape of the earth. To the canonical twenty-seven Ptolemaic maps were added five "modern maps" of Spain, France, Italy, the Holy Land and northern Europe. The world map is of particular interest as it is the first to be signed, by Johannes Schnitzer of Armsheim, who in trade mark fashion has reversed every capital N, and inadvertently provided two Tropics of Cancer. This map is the first to be based on Ptolemy's second projection, in which both parallels and meridians are shown curved to convey the sphericity of the earth. Schnitzer, furthermore, updated the Ptolemaic world picture by incorporating improvements that were probably based on a manuscript of the 1470s by Nicolaus Germanus (ca 1420-1490), a Benedictine monk of Reichenbach Abbey in Bavaria, who is depicted in the first illuminated letter of the atlas presenting his book to the dedicatee Pope Paul II. One notable addition is a rudimentary depiction of Scandinavia to the north, within an extension of the map's top border. This is also the earliest printed map to show the northernmost reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The world map, moreover, embodies what is perhaps the most readily apparent feature of the Ulm Ptolemy: its beauty. Though printed outside Italy, the paper this magnificent atlas was printed on was imported from Italy, and payment made in part by complete copies of the finished atlas. It is therefore not surprising that many copies known have an early Italian provenance: including this copy, which is from the distinguished library Pietro dal Verme, probably the Count dal Verme di Sanguinetto, Lord of Vigevano, and general of Milan under, and son-in-law to, Galeazza Maria Sforza, Duke. Bookseller Inventory # 000422

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De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waerld

KEULEN, Joannes van (1654-1715) and Gerard van KEULEN.

Published by T'Amsterdam: Gerard van Keulen, 1706. (1706)

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Item Description: T'Amsterdam: Gerard van Keulen, 1706., 1706. 2 volumes. Folio (25 4/8 x 15 6/8 inches). 2 engraved allegorical frontispieces HEIGHTENED IN GOLD, and 175 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE double-page engraved charts ALL WITH ORIGINAL HAND-COLOUR IN FULL, including 19 folding ("Oost Indien" and first "West Indische Paskaert" cropped at upper edge, second "West Indische paskaert" cropped at lower edge, one or two maps backed on japan paper). Contemporary Dutch speckled calf gilt, each cover decorated with borders of gilt roll-tools with armillary sphere tools at each corner, and central medallion of Atlas carrying the world. Provenance: each chart with manuscript title in French. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND COMPLETE COPY, with only one other atlas with 160 charts to appear at auction in the last 30 years. With 175 charts, coastal profiles, and plates, and as such ONE OF THE LARGEST SEA ATLASES COMPILED BY THE HOUSE OF VAN KEULEN. An intermediate state between Koeman Keu 20B (dated 1695 and containing 160 charts) and Keu 28 (dated 1709 and containing 185 charts), of which this atlas shares 110 and 135 respectively. Johannes van Keulen established himself in Amsterdam in 1678 and in 1680 he obtained a privilege from the States General of Holland and West Friesland allowing him to print and publish maritime atlases and shipping guides. This privilege, which protected against the illegal copying of printed material, was especially important for the cartographer's atlases, which were produced with extensive initial costs. Van Keulen named his firm "In de Gekroonde Lootsman" (In the Crowned Pilot), and began collaborating with cartographers Claes Janz Vooght and Johannes van Luyken. The firm would go on to become one of the most successful publishing firms in Amsterdam; and produce "the largest and finest marine atlases in Holland" (Koeman). In this atlas the five navigational books are divided by large double-page folding maps rather than allegorical frontispieces. All of the 19 folding maps are rare, but of particular interest are the "West Indische Paskaert" (two copies) first issued by Willem Blaeu in ca 1630, and of landmark importance as the first "sea chart depicting North America on the Mercator projection" (Burden). The "Oost Indien" or chart of the East Indies is a particular rarity. It was first published by Pieter Goos in ca 1660, and extends from the Cape of Good Hope to Japan: "a complete survey of Dutch expansion in the East Indies and takes into account Tasman's two voyages of exploration" (Schilder). Van Keulen's first atlas was his "Zee Atlas" with about 40 charts. "The culmination in the development of Dutch pilot books was reached with the publication of "De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel " in 1681.The work was immediately recognized as superior to anything else on the market and enjoyed a considerable reputation for accuracy and detail" (Martin & Martin, 11). On the death of Joannes in 1704 the firm passed to his son, then his grandson, and on the death of Cornelis Buys van Keulen the name of the firm "was altered after much palaver into Gerard Hulsst van Keulen. The surviving son conducted the publishing business with more ambition than before. A considerable number of books appeared in the period 1778-1801. Greater activity was developed in the cartographic branch and new issues of the "Zee-Fakkel" again saw the light" (Koeman page IV 279). Truusje Goedings, renowned expert in Dutch colourits of the 17th-century, writes of this copy: "Though we have no documents, the Van Keulen firm must have offered its atlases coloured. They introduced a decorative but less detailed, more economic and functional style of colouring for their marine-atlases, favouring a broad approach with an overall or extra large border colouring for the land-regions in flat but often very bright hues of mainly rosa, pink, light yellow and green , without specifying details such as mountains, woods etc.; watersurfaces were generally left blank. This style of colouring was brought to its height around. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib385

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The viviparous quadrupeds of North America.

Audubon, John James.

Published by New York, John James Audubon, 1845-1848. (1848)

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Item Description: New York, John James Audubon, 1845-1848., 1848. 3 vols. Large folio (70 x 55 cm). With 150 striking coloured plates, all lithographed on stone, printed and coloured by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia, after drawings by John James and John Woodhouse Audubon, and the backgrounds after Victor Audubon. Each volume also with a title-page and a list of contents. Late 19th-century black morocco, with gold-tooled spine, red cloth sides and marbled endpapers. First edition of the extraordinary coloured plates of quadrupeds by the world-famous French-American naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851), whose "Birds of America" was purchased at a Christie's auction for $11.5 million in March 2000, setting a world record for the most expensive book ever sold (surpassed only by the 1640 "Psalm Bay Book", sold for $14.2 million in November 2013). The plates in the present work are considered the finest animal prints ever published in America. Unlike the "Birds", it was produced entirely in the United States, making it the "largest successful color plate book project of 19th-century America" (Reese). - After the publication of his highly acclaimed "Birds of America", Audubon settled on the Hudson River and began working on the present series to document the animal life of North America. The plates were first published in 30 parts of 5 plates each, and three separately published accompanying text volumes, written by John Bachman, appeared between 1846 and 1854. A second edition was published in 1856, but "the first edition is by far the best" (Sabin). - Title pages show some small scuff marks, a few plates with minor, unobtrusively repaired tears along the edges. Binding skillfully restored. A complete set, with most plates in fine condition. Nissen, ZBI 162. Buchanan, pp. 147-154. Reese 36. Sabin 2367. Cf. Howgego II, A19 (p. 15, 1846-54). Bookseller Inventory # 32089

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Here begynneth the prohemye upon the reducynge. ["Of Old Age" and "Of Friendship"]

CICERO, Marcus Tullius

Published by Wesminster William Caxton (1481)

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Item Description: Wesminster William Caxton, 1481. The Caxton Cicero The Fine Berkeley - Sion College Copy [CICERO, Marcus Tullius.] [CAXTON, William, printer.] Here begynneth the prohemye upon the reducynge both out of latyn as of frensshe in to our englyssh tongue of the polytyque book named Tullius de senectute. ["Of Old Age" and "Of Friendship"] Westminster: William Caxton, 1481. Editio princeps in English. Two parts in one folio volume. Complete but for two blanks: 118 (of 120) leaves, lacking blanks 1 and 72, and retaining blank 11. Complex and ornate Flemish lettre batarde for the text (type 2*), a bold English black letter for some proper names (type 3); rubricated, capitals painted red, and red underscores and paragraph-marks. 271 x 192mm (11 x 8 inches). 29 to 32 lines plus directional lines. Modern blindtooled reddish goatskin to antique style, with clasps and catches, by Bernard Middleton. Old red edges. The translation of Cicero's "Of Old Age" was made anonymously for the historical Sir John Fastolf (1378?-1459, who became the model for Shakespeare's Falstaff). The other translations are by the learned and clever, but notoriously cruel, John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester (1427?-1470). Caxton himself, as was often the case, supplied a prefatory note. An outstanding, textually complete, fully signed and dated book by England's first printer, printed in his most astonishingly beautiful and complicated type. This book is also the earliest printed translation of any Latin Classic into English. The text type in which this beautiful volume is printed was cut by Johann Veldener shortly before Caxton moved from Bruges to England, and appears here in a modified and fully developed state. It reflects the best scribal practices of the Burgundian court hands, and may have been modeled on the hand of the scribe Colard Mansion, who took over some of Caxton's equipment on the latter's departure from Bruges. The type possesses the unusually high total of 217 sorts, and is one of the most complex and remarkable of the fifteenth century. The copy at hand is the fine copy presented to Sion College by Lord Berkeley, and was rebound by the renowned British conservator Bernard Middleton in the late 1970s. It is one of the largest copies known. The first leaf is inlaid with trifling loss (restored) to four letters. A few marginal notes in a contemporary hand. A few marginal defects, nicely restored. A few pentrials, most notably on 2i1 where a few letters are affected. An excellent copy overall. [bound with:] BONACURSIUS de Montemagno. Declamation of Noblesse (De vera nobilitate). Hain-Coppinger 5311. Duff 103. De Ricci 31.10 (this copy). Oates 4875. GW 6992. Goff C-267. HBS 65287. $1,250,000. Bookseller Inventory # 65287

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The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.

AUDUBON, John (1785-1851) and Rev. John BACHMAN(1790-1874).

Published by New York: J.J. Audubon (--V.G. Audubon), 1845-1848. (1848)

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Item Description: New York: J.J. Audubon (--V.G. Audubon), 1845-1848., 1848. 4 volumes, oblong folios of "elephant" broadsheets (555 x 712 mm). 3 lithographic title-pages and 3letterpress contents , 150 hand-colored lithographic plates after John James and John Woodhouse Audubon, with backgrounds after Victor Audubon, by J.T. Bowen. Contemporary French red morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt-paneled in six compartments, titled "Histoire Naturelle" in the second and numbered in the fourth compartments. Condition: plate CXXIX misnumbered CXXIV, plate XLVI spotted, XLVIII and XLIX with light oil spot to fore-edge margin, LXI with small light stain, LXII creased along gutter with short tear to upper edge, moderate soot-staining to LXXVI, most plates with faint line of soot spotting to extreme edges, titles and contents faintly browned, old newspaper clipping pasted to one contents leaf; joints rubbed with some minor exposure along board edges. Provenance: J. R. Welsh (old stamp to titles and contents); with Nico Isreal, 1978, $29,000. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN COLOR PLATE WORKS, bound for a French client. In the 1830s, as the final plates were being completed for John James Audubon's monumental "Birds of America" series, the artist began to gather material for his second and equally ambitious undertaking. Planning to complete the definitive study of American wildlife, Audubon set out to document the animals of North America, and to present them in a format as impressive and sweeping as that he used for his birds. The result of the artist/naturalist's years of field research, travel, and seemingly endless study was the "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America", the outstanding work on American animals produced in the 19th-century. The artist's enthusiasm for "The Quadrupeds" was unbounded. In 1840, Audubon wrote to his friend and collaborator John Bachman, "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs fully able to carry my body for ten years to come. Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." Despite his newly acquired wealth and celebrity, Audubon insisted on executing many of the preparatory drawings and watercolors personally, enlisting a select few to help. The contributors to the project included Bachman, a Lutheran minister who had been the artist's closest friend and supporter for many years, who wrote all of the descriptions and acted as a scientific editor for the work. Audubon's two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor, also took critical roles. With his sons, Audubon traveled through the Eastern woodlands, and through Missouri to the Rocky Mountains. Together they collected and drew specimens along the Mississippi, as well as in coastal regions of Florida and the East Coast. As Audubon's health and eyesight began to fail, the help of John Woodhouse and Victor became increasingly crucial to "The Quadrupeds", now a family project. Audubon managed to complete seventy seven drawings before failing health kept him from his work. Before he died in 1851, Audubon's sons managed to solicit some three hundred subscriptions for "The Quadrupeds". Together, the three men, along with John Bachman, produced an unequaled record of American wildlife, matching the great combination of art and science attained in the "Birds of America". Like that series, "The Quadrupeds" are wonderfully animated, superbly rendered, and beautifully printed in large format.Reese, Stamped with a National Character 36; Sabin 2367. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 72BBA3

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The Birds of Australia - The Birds of Australia. Supplement.

GOULD, John (1804-1881).

Published by London: published for the author, printed by Richard and John E. Taylor, [1840-] 1848. - London: published by the author, [1851]-1869. (1869)

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Item Description: London: published for the author, printed by Richard and John E. Taylor, [1840-] 1848. - London: published by the author, [1851]-1869., 1869. 8 volumes. Folio (22 4/8 x 14 4/8 inches). 681 hand-colored lithographs, including three double-page, after John and Elizabeth Gould and H.C. Richter (intermittently and occasionally heavily spotted throughout volumes I-VII. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt, by Bicker & Son; "Supplement" in half green morocco to style, original wrappers bound in at the end. Provenance: From the library of Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), FRGS, British Royal Naval Officer, Arctic Explorer, and Governor of Tasmania (1836-1843); gifted to Henry Elliot, Franklin's aide-de-camp; the bookplate of the University of Michigan on the front paste-down of each volume and their ink library stamps on the recto of the first blank, and the foot of the dedication leaf in volume I and the foot of the contents leaf in all other volumes; the bookplate of Albert May Todd (1850-1931) known as "the peppermint king" on the front paste-down of each volume; George M. Pflaumer, American bibliophile, his sale Sotheby's New York, June 3, 1997, lot 92. First editions. ORIGINAL SUBSCRIBER SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S COPY. Gould collected the material for his magnum opus "The Birds of Australia" on journeys through Australia in 1838-1840: "I was naturally desirous of turning my attention to the Ornithology of some other region; and a variety of opportune and concurring circumstances induced me to select that of Australia, the birds of which, although invested with the highest degree of interest, had been almost entirely neglected In the absence, then, of any general work on the Birds of Australia, the field was comparatively a new one, and of no ordinary degree of interest, from the circumstance of its being one of the finest possessions of the British Crown, and from its natural productions being as remarkable for the anomalous nature of their forms, as for their beauty, and the singularity of their habits." (Gould "Preface" to his "introduction to the Birds of Australia"). Arguably John Gould's largest and most important work, in part due to the time Gould spent in the field making his own observations: the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. In September 1838, the author and his artist wife, Elizabeth, arrived in Australia and spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and new South Wales. Upon the discovery that she was pregnant, Elizabeth Gould resolved to remain in Tasmania while her husband set about discovering the birds of Australia's interior. She was to stay with the Governor of Van Diemen's land (Tasmania), John Franklin, during this time and became fast friends with the Governor's wife Jane, who had a reputation among the locals for being an unusually forthright and intrepid individual. She and her husband went on frequent expeditions by themselves, often 'roughing it', and on one occasion managed to get themselves lost. She helped to found the local University, Museum and Botanical Gardens. It is therefore not surprising that Captain Franklin should become a subscriber to the "Birds of Australia". With an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY HENRY ELLIOT, FRANKLIN'S AIDE-DE-CAMP, dated April 1877, inserted in the first volume: "This copy of Gould's Birds of Australia belonged to Sir John Franklin to whom I was aide de camp, and in whose house, while Governor of Tasmania, Gould lived many months while making his collection. I had myself made a collection of the Birds of Tasmania, and gave many of the specimens to Gould. After the death of Sir J. Franklin's widow in 1876 this copy of the work was given to me by his niece . . ." Gould acknowledges the assistance of both Elliot and Franklin in his "Preface" to "The Birds of Australia". AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE. Anker 174, 179; "Fine Bird Books" p. 78; Nissen 370; Sauer 9, 18; Zimmer pp. 225-259. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other. Bookseller Inventory # 000124

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Itinerarium Portugallensium e Lusitania in Indiam et inde occidentem et demum ad aquilonem.

Montalboddo, Fracanzano da.

Published by [Milan, J. A. Scinzenzeler], 1508. (1508)

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Item Description: [Milan, J. A. Scinzenzeler], 1508., 1508. Folio (248 x 197 mm). 10, 88 ff. (the two index leaves bound before text). Title with full-page woodcut map (second issue, with "Arabicus" replacing "P[er]sicus"). Early 20th century red morocco with title gilt to spine, boards and dentelles ruled in gilt, all edges gilt. First Latin edition of the most important and "earliest printed collection of voyages and discoveries" (PMM). Also the only edition of this collection of travel reports to include the map showing Africa, Arabia and part of Europe, illustrating for the first time the new discoveries in the eastern hemisphere. This map, not included in the original 1507 Italian edition or any subsequent edition, is the earliest to show Africa completely surrounded by seas and, as one of the first non-Ptolemaic maps to include Arabia, definitely the earliest "modern" printed map to show Mecca. Published in 1508, it raises a controversy still with us more than 500 years later: it labels the Red Sea and the Gulf as a single body of water and calls it the Gulf, but in the first state of the block it was called the "Persian Gulf" ("Sinus Persicus"). For reasons unknown, the editor revised the block with a patch to rename it the "Arabian Gulf" ("Sinus Arabicus"). The map therefore exists in two different states in copies of this edition. Ours is the rarer second one, with "Sinus Arabicus". Considered a "vehicle for the dissemination throughout Renaissance Europe of the news of the great discoveries both in the east and the west" (PMM), the present collection contains reports of the voyages of Columbus, Vespucci, Cabral (Brazil), Cadamos (Africa) and, perhaps most importantly, "the earliest printed account of the voyage of Vasco da Gama" to India (PMM). This voyage to the eastern hemisphere is comparable in importance only to Columbus's in the west, as it "opened the way for the maritime invasion of the East by Europe" (PMM). - Da Gama's pioneering sea voyage ranks amongst the greatest historic events of the second millennium and as "one of the defining moments in the history of exploration" (BBC History, online). It is also considered the turning point in the political history of the Arabian Gulf region, followed as it was by a prolonged period of east-west commerce, conquest and conflict. For better or worse, the discovery of the first all-water trade route between Europe and India catalyzed a series of events that forever changed the political history and geography of the world. Portugal was the first European power to take an active interest in the Gulf region: "Vasco da Gama made the first known reference to this area when he traveled through the Strait of Hormuz to the sheikhdom of Julfar" (Romano). In Julfar, today known as Ras al-Khaimah and part of the United Arab Emirates, Da Gama made contact with the Islamic navigator Ahmed ibn Majid, still remembered as the "first Arabic seaman". On the basis of Portuguese and Arabic records, it has now been established that it was Ibn Majid who finally piloted Vasco da Gama's ship to India using an Arabian map then unknown to European sailors, who previously had been unable to cross the Arabian sea. By gaining trading access to Arabia and India, the Portuguese seized control of the whole region within a few years after Da Gama's discovery and were to dominate the Gulf area for centuries: "In less than two decades, Portuguese forces occupied Julfar and controlled the lower Gulf region. Eventually, the Portuguese extended their presence as far north as the island nation of Bahrein" (Romano). - Engraved bookplate of Dr. Samuel X. Radbill (1901-87) on pastedown. Radbill bought the volume at Sotheby's on 24 July 1939 (lot 176); it remained in his famous collection until it was acquired by us from his descendants in 2014. Foot of map creased as folded for binding, head of first 3 leaves with a stain and last 5 leaves with corner stains, binding slightly rubbed. Overall a very bright and clean copy. Of extraordinary rarity: our copy is one of o. Bookseller Inventory # 34081

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Item Description: Borba de Moraes, p. 580; Harrisse 58; Sabin 50058; cf. PMM 42; Romano, Historical atlas of the United Arab Emirates (New York, 2004), 26. First Latin edition of the most important and "earliest printed collection of voyages and discoveries" (PMM). Also the only edition of this collection of travel reports to include the map showing Africa, Arabia and part of Europe, illustrating for the first time the new discoveries in the eastern hemisphere. This map, not included in the original 1507 Italian edition or any subsequent edition, is the earliest to show Africa completely surrounded by seas and, as one of the first non-Ptolemaic maps to include Arabia, definitely the earliest "modern" printed map to show Mecca. Published in 1508, it raises a controversy still with us more than 500 years later: it labels the Red Sea and the Gulf as a single body of water and calls it the Gulf, but in the first state of the block it was called the "Persian Gulf" ("Sinus Persicus"). For reasons unknown, the editor revised the block with a patch to rename it the "Arabian Gulf" ("Sinus Arabicus"). The map therefore exists in two different states in copies of this edition. Ours is the rarer second one, with "Sinus Arabicus". From the famous collection of Dr. Samuel X. Radbill. Foot of map creased as folded for binding, head of first 3 leaves with a stain and last 5 leaves with corner stains, binding slightly rubbed. Overall a very bright and clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # G3KDVXF6F7AL

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Classical Music

Mozart, Pleyel;-

Published by Ignaz Pleyel (1797)

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Item Description: Ignaz Pleyel, 1797. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. folio. This is a very Rare Book Signed by Pleyel;- of original music compositions. The book was published in 1797. byIgnaz Pleyel;Pleyel moved to Paris in 1795. In 1797 he set up a business as a music publisher ( Maison Pleyel ), which among other works produced a complete edition of Haydn's string quartets (1801), as well as the first miniature scores for study (theBibliothèque Musicale, musical library ). The publishing business lasted for 39 years and published about 4000 works during this time, including compositions byAdolphe Adam,Luigi Boccherini,Ludwig van Beethoven,Muzio Clementi,Johann Baptist Cramer,Johann Ladislaus Dussek,Johann Nepomuk HummelandGeorges Onslow.Pleyel visited Vienna on business in 1805, meeting his now elderly mentor Haydn for a final time and hearing Beethoven play. In 1807, Pleyel became a manufacturer of pianos;What's important about this book are the original compositions by Mozart; Haydn and Gluck and Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle and others including Pleyel himself. Here is what Mozart had to say about Pleyel.In a letter to his father dated 24 April 1784, Mozart lavished extravagant praise on Ignaz Pleyel's string quartets Op. 1 (1783), and he urged Leopold to go out of his way to secure a copy: ‘You will at once recognize in them his master. Fine—and it will be fortunate for music if Pleyel in his time is capable of replacing Haydn for us!’ Pleyel had studied with Haydn in the 1770s and openly modelled several movements in Op. 1 on movements from Haydn's Op. 20 quartets. Mozart was himself about halfway finished with writing his own ‘Haydn’ Quartets in April 1784, and he appears to have recognized in Pleyel a rival of sorts. Mozart's engagement with Haydn's music in the ‘Haydn’ Quartets is well known; what has not been recognized to date is his simultaneous response to at least two of Pleyel's Op. 1 quartets, in the first and third movements of K. 464 and in the opening movement of K. 465. Mozart's commentary on Pleyel's Op. 1—both verbal and musical—has much to tell us about the unusual nature of the ‘Haydn’ Quartets as a whole, the set's celebrated letter of dedication, and Mozart's perception of his own place in the history of music.Pleyel knew all the important Composers of the time and published most of their works in their lifetime, in the original form in which it was written. The Music-Book is in a beautiful condition, with original boards and spine and is signed by Pleyel. Bookseller Inventory # 296

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Life Application Study Bible, New Living Translation

Published by Tyndale House Publishers

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Item Description: Tyndale House Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0842332677 May have some wear to cover or dust jacket. May have some writing and or high-lighting. Book is in good overall general condition. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1014460

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De Civitate Dei.

AUGUSTINE, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.

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Item Description: Hard cover. 271 (of 274 leaves, without the blank leaves 1, 16, & 274). 50 lines. Roman types. First text page illuminated with elaborate three-sided border in blue, green, red & gold, incorporating two large capitals "I" & "C", Christ’s symbol, a hare, and a coat-of-arms (see below). 21 eight-line illuminated initials with floral decoration & extensions in color & pen-work, 2-line initials alternating in red & blue. Chapter numbers supplied in red for the first 6 leaves of the table, chapter headings supplied in red throughout, chapter numbers in upper margin in red. Royal folio (370 x 242 mm.), 18th-cent. English red morocco (well-rebacked), sides panelled in gilt with border of alternating thistle, coronet, flower & crown, spine gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Venice: Johannes & Vindelinus de Spira, 1470.Third or fourth edition (see below) of the most important work of St. Augustine; this is a magnificent copy printed throughout on vellum and finely illuminated for Leonardo Loredano (1436-1521), doge of Venice from 1501 until his death, with his family’s coat-of-arms at the foot of the first text page. This is one of nine recorded copies printed on vellum of the fourth book printed in Venice. It was begun by the city’s first printer Johannes de Spira, who had possibly learned the art in Mainz and was completed by his brother Vindelinus. The colophon gives a brief and fascinating history of the press and of this edition, stating that Johannes had already produced two editions of Cicero and one hundred copies of Pliny within three months and that he had died during the printing of De Civitate Dei. His death caused Vindelinus to take over the printing of the book. Based on the number of other works printed by Vindelinus in 1470 it has been argued by Ferdinand Geldner in his Die deutschen Inkunabeldrucker, pp. 62-64 that this Venetian edition appeared early in 1470 and thus pre-dates the Sweynheym and Pannartz Roman edition of the same year, making it the third, not the fourth, edition of De Civitate Dei.Saint Augustine (354-430), one of the four great Fathers of the Latin Church, designed this text as a great apologetic treatise in vindication of Christianity and the Christian Church. The City of God was written between 413 and 426 and represents the first Christian philosophy of history. "The impulse to the writing of the 22 books of the ‘City of God’, which was spread over several years, arose out of the fall of Rome to Alaric in 410. The event had caused consternation throughout the civilized world, and Augustine, who himself was profoundly moved, conceived the book as a reply to pagans who maintained that the fall of the city was due to the abolition of the heathen worship. It led him to deal with the fundamental contrast between Christianity and the world, and has made it the supreme exposition of a Christian philosophy of history."–Cross, F.L., The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, p. 107. "The first five books deal with the polytheism of Rome, the second five with Greek philosophy, particularly Platonism and Neo-Platonism (which are seen as leading inevitably to Christianity in which their problems are finally resolved), and the last twelve books with the history of time and eternity as set out in the Bible. History is conceived as the struggle between two communities — the Civitas coelestis of those inspired by the love of God, leading to contempt of self, and the Civitas terrena or diaboli of those living according to man, which may lead to contempt of God. This struggle of the two conceptions of life had dominated Augustine’s personal life and is here transferred to the wider field of world history. Both these powers fighting for the allegiance of the human soul are inextricably intermingled in society’s earthly institutions; but history is understood as a continuous evolution of the divine purpose and all forces work towards redemption of man by God’s grace, the central feature of St Augustine’s th. Bookseller Inventory # JHABES3277

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recueil des histoires de troyes

LEFEVRE, Raoul

Published by Bruges William Caxton (1473)

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Item Description: Bruges William Caxton, 1473. The Caxton Recueil Des Histoires De Troyes The Duke of Roxburghe- John Pierpont Morgan Copy LEFEVRE, Raoul. Le recueil des histoires de troyes. Bruges: William Caxton, 1473. First edition of the French text of Raoul Lefevre, which, in Caxton's English version was the first book printed in English and the first book printed by Caxton. This is generally acknowledged as the first literary work printed in the French language: Caxton left Bruges for England in 1477, the first works in French printed in Paris were in 1477 and the French printing by Le Roy at Lyons are thought to be later. Small folio (267 x 196 mm). Lettre batarde. 31 lines. 252 [of 286] ff., lacking 32 printed leaves and two blanks: d-f10, C1, C10, and blanks a1 and m10. Early nineteen-century brown straight grain morocco by Charles Lewis: gilt- and blind-ruled in geometric patterns, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges. Fine condition, unrestored. This copy is notable in that the missing leaves are internal, and the first and last printed leaves are present. Only seven copies of this book are extant and only three are complete. With an extraordinary provenance befitting the greatness of this book: Library of the Duke of Roxburghe (sale 1812); of the third Earl Spencer (sale 1823); John Dent, with his notes (sale 1827); P.A. Hanrott (sale 1834); the Earl of Ashburnham (sale 1897); Richard Bennett, with his bookplate; John Pierpont Morgan, with his bookplate and his shelfmark. BMC IX, 131. Goff L-113. Duff 243. De Ricci (C) 3b.4. Pollard no. 637 (this copy). HBS 66439. $950,000. Bookseller Inventory # 66439

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Item Description: Baltimore: 1833-1837., 1837. 11 individual maps, of varying sizes, including 9 original manuscript maps drawn in pen and ink, pencil and ink wash on wove paper, of the State of Maryland, and of the existing 20 counties, and the Western Shore of Chesapeake Bay, and two lithographed maps of the proposed creations of Howard and Carroll Counties in 1837 and 1838 respectively. ALL IN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE NEAR ORIGINAL CONDITION. Provenance: Probable gift of Mrs Phillip T. Tyson to the Maryland Academy of Sciences in January of 1878; deposited at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore from 1937, with their ink stamp in the lower corner and their 20th-century shelfmarks. John Alexander was only 21, and newly graduated from St. John's College in Annapolis when he was commissioned by the General Assembly of Maryland to "examine and collect information, and report to the next General Assembly a plan and drawing for a complete Map of Maryland and to make such surveys as may be required for the purpose of exhibiting the prominent geographical and topographical features of the country, and also to collect such statistical information as will be useful". ALEXANDER'S ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FOUR SHORT YEARS THAT HE WORKED ON THIS COMMISSION IS IMMENSE. HIS IS THE FIRST CENTRALISED, COMPREHENSIVE, CO-ORDINATED AND SCIENTIFIC SURVEY OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND Although Alexander and his colleague Prof. Julius T. Ducatel set about their task with enthusiasm, financial support was minimal, and progress slow. Nevertheless successive annual reports of the General Assembly were illustrated by the individual county maps, even though Alexander's general map of the whole state of Maryland, while accurate and detailed, ultimately remained unfinished. In addition to disappointing lack of official support, which eventually dried up completely by 1841, Alexander soon found that his talents were in demand from local wealthy landowners and prospective investors in canal and railroad routes. In 1837, after locating and acquiring a major coal deposit in the Allegheny region of the state, Alexander resigned his commission. Although he remained the official State Engineer until 1841, he refused to draw the salary attached. And so "ended all co-ordinated state efforts at comprehensive mapping of Maryland until the close of the century" (Papenfuse). Alexander's achievements lay unrecognised until 1861, when the U.S. Army needed a good map of the area surrounding Washington to mount defenses during the Civil War. Kate Hunter 2011. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib121

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The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.

AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) - John BACHMAN (1790-1875).

Published by New York: J.J. Audubon - [V.G. Audubon], 1845-1848. (1848)

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Item Description: New York: J.J. Audubon - [V.G. Audubon], 1845-1848., 1848. 3 volumes Imperial folio (27 x 21 inches). 3 lithographed title-pages, 150 fine hand-colored lithographed plates by J. J. Audubon and J. W. Audubon, backgrounds after Victor Audubon, lithography by J. T. Bowen (title-pages of volumes I and III and contents leaves in all 3 volumes lightly spotted, scattered spotting on plate 46, plates 8, 51 and 101 browned, light marginal finger soiling on about 4 plates, plates 1-3 and 101 slightly creased at center, light streak along right margin of plate 56). Volume I bound in publisher's brown half morocco over browned ribbed cloth, volumes II and III in publisher's half black morocco over ribbed purple cloth, yellow coated endpapers, spines lettered gilt (a bit worn at extremities, covers scuffed). Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of Edward Sands Litchfield (1891-1984) on the front paste-down of each volume, his sale 29th November 2001, lot 14. First edition, "the largest successful color plate book project of 19th-century America" (Reese). A bright and brilliantly colored set of Audubon's magnificent final work, The Viviparous Quadrupeds. Audubon's enthusiasm at the start of the project was unbridled. Around 1840 he wrote to his collaborator, the Rev. James Bachman, "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman" (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 331). The artist managed to complete seventy-seven drawings before failing health kept him from his work. The remainder were completed by John Woodhouse Audubon. The dauntingly massive enterprise was a commercial success, owing chiefly to Victor's careful management. Before Audubon's death in 1851, his sons succeeded in soliciting some three hundred subscriptions for the work. From the distinguished sporting library of Edward Sands Litchfield. Litchfield 28; McGill/Wood 208; Nissen ZBI 162; Reese American Color Plate Books 36; Sabin 2367. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 72nhr48

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Rationale divinorum officiorum.

DURANDUS, Guillelmus.

Published by Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer Mainz 6 October (1459)

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Item Description: Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer Mainz 6 October, 1459. Folio (41 x 29.6 cm). 156 leaves (of 160, without 1, 14 (2/4), 20 (2/10), 27 (3/7) ), 63 lines, double column, gothic type, 3-line Lombard chapter initials printed in red, rubric headings and occasional paragraph-marks printed in red, rubricated and illuminated; four 8-line initials (68r, 82r, 140r, 154v) illuminated in colours and liquid gold with elaborate floral and vegetal borders by the "Fust Master" of Mainz, chapter initials heightened with purple penwork, unprinted chapter initials supplied by the rubricator mostly in blue, paragraph-marks (when not printed) are rubricated in alternating red and blue; lacking leaves all supplied in facsimile on vellum with appropriate illumination which is flaking on leaf 1, the colophon on leaf 160 heavily deleted with photofacsimile mounted below, first illuminated initial with some flaking, border of initial on leaf 154v partially smudged with brown ink, marginal stains on leaf 2, top edge a bit short just shaving the tops of the illuminated initials. Twentieth-century full russet crushed morocco blindstamped in antique style, by Riviere & Son, edges plain; a bit rubbed. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST SUBSTANTIAL WRITING BY A KNOWN AND NAMED AUTHOR TO BE PUBLISHED -- THE FOURTH PRINTED BOOK OF SIGNIFICANCE, THE THIRD WITH A FULL DATE. ONE OF ONLY THREE COPIES KNOWN IN PRIVATE HANDS AND ONE OF TEN ONLY ILLUMINATED BY THE FUST MASTER. PRINTED ON VELLUM. Printed by Peter Schoeffer (ca. 1425-1503), Gutenberg's most talented collaborator. 'Johannes Fust was the financial backer of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of printing. He gained possession of the printing equipment in a lawsuit [.] in which Schoeffer is named as a witness on Fust's side. While there is no book known naming Gutenberg before or after the break, Fust and Schoeffer continued in partnership until Fust's death in 1466 when Schoeffer, having married Fust's daughter, took over the printing shop alone' (M. Ford, BPH catalogue). Only two other precisely dated books, containing Psalters and also published by Fust and Schoeffer, precede Durandus' work which is the first substantial writing by a known and named author to be published. However, its production was started before the press finished their Bursfeld Psalter of 29 August 1459. Together with the Liturgical Psalter of 14 August 1457 they are the only signed and dated editions in the first decade of printing. The small text type in 'Rationale' represents the first use of this fount, which later reoccurs in various states (and leaded in the 1465-66 Mainz Ciceros); the colophon type is the first manifestation of the so-called 1462 Bible fount. The 'Rationale' was printed almost exclusively on vellum (only one paper copy appears to exist at Munich) and copies were sold in two distinct forms: some with printed initials in red or blue, belonging to the stock of the Psalters; or, as in this copy, with blank spaces for illuminated initials. At four of these places (including the preserved 140r and 154v of this copy), lines of type were reset to create a larger initial-space. No two copies are therefore alike depending on the presence or absence of printed chapter initials, paragraph marks and rubricated elements. Most surviving copies intended for illumination are by the Fust Master, who probably worked at the Fust and Schoeffer printing shop. He was also responsible for illuminating some of the late copies of the 42-line Gutenberg Bible, as well as other works such as Pope Boniface's 1465 'Liber sextus' also included in the present catalogue. Guillaume Durand was one of the most important medieval liturgical writers and one of the principal canonists of his day. Born about 1237, in the Diocese of Béziers, Provence; he died at Rome in 1296. This compendium on the mystical origins and meaning of the liturgies is his most influential work. Written in 1286 its eight books contain a detailed account of the laws ceremonies, customs, and mystical interpretation of the Roman Rite. Of gre. Bookseller Inventory # 84954

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Dragonology : Field Guide to Dragons

Drake, Ernest

Published by Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA, U.S.A. (2007)

ISBN 10: 076363686X ISBN 13: 9780763636869

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Item Description: Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA, U.S.A., 2007. No Binding. Book Condition: New. SpeakTree (illustrator). NEW Book, perfect condition, cover/text completely pristine. No physical flaws. FREE TRACKING within the US, and email notice when shipped. Normally, books are shipped twice a day, with afternoon USPS pickup, or next morning drop-off at the Post Office. We package on Sunday for shipment first thing Monday morning. Your satisfaction guaranteed. We have multiple copies of most books. Email inquiries are welcomed. Thanks for reading all of our boilerplate. Bookseller Inventory # 009455

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Autograph sketchleaf for the Missa Solemnis containing drafts for the Sanctus and Benedictus and material for the Gloria.

Beethoven, Ludwig van , composer (1770–1827).

Published by no date, but circa 1820–21. (1820)

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Item Description: no date, but circa 1820–21., 1820. 2 pages. Oblong folio. Notated in brown ink and pencil on 16-stave paper. Extraordinarily important autograph sketchleaf for Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. In ink and pencil, Beethoven pens his ideas for the Sanctus, Benedictus, and Gloria sections of the Missa Solemnis. The earliest material, written on both sides in ink, is for the Sanctus and consists of modulatory material in D major in 3/4 time—a notable difference from the finished work, which is in 2/4. Beethoven added the pencil portions of the manuscript later—likely after he began carrying this page as a pocket leaf, as evidenced by the central fold—with the passages on staves three through six on the front being part of the Gloria, and a section of the Benedictus on the lower half of the reverse, identified in Beethoven's own hand as "2te Theil Benedict." In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, various edge chips and small tears, and two small toned tape remnants to edges of the front. Unknown until 1996, this manuscript was discovered among the papers of Anton Schindler, Beethoven's private secretary and earliest biographer. Schindler added a few ink and pencil marginal notations, labeling the piece along the bottom of the front (translated): "Sketch for the Sanctus of the Second Mass in 3/4 meter." He also identifies the sketches on the reverse in the left border (translated): "Idea for the Benedictus of the Second Mass." Respected musicologist and Beethoven scholar William Kinderman describes this sketchleaf as 'a noteworthy source that documents the genesis of the Sanctus as well as aspects of the genesis of the Benedictus and the Gloria.' This manuscript represents a stage in the development of the Missa Solemnis where the opening section and tonal balance begin to resemble the completed composition, despite the disparity in meter. A remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime piece, rarely does an item arise that offers such great insight into the creative process of genius—essentially unmatched in magnificence, this Beethoven manuscript is a true historical treasure. Bookseller Inventory # K25103

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A Map of Mexico, Louisiana and the Missouri Territory

ROBINSON, John Hamilton

Published by Philadelphia (1819)

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Item Description: Philadelphia, 1819. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. ROBINSON, John Hamilton (1782-1819). A Map of Mexico, Louisiana and the Missouri Territory, including also the State of Mississippi, Alabama Territory, East & West Florida, Georgia, South Carolina & Part of the Island of Cuba. Philadelphia, 1819. 12 sheets joined (sheet size: 67 3/4 x 64 4/8 inches; 66 4/8 x 63 4/8 inches to the neat line). Fine engraved wall-map of Mexico, Louisiana and Missouri Territory with borders outlined in original hand-colour, decorated upper right with an elaborate cartouche containing a vignette symbolizing friendship of United States and Mexico, a man (possibly Robinsonhimself) in military uniform bowing before three female figures, two of whom hold shields bearing the eagles of Mexico and the U.S.; lower left corner with tables of latitude and longitude, population, nations of Indians, etc. (recently and expertly mounted on archival tissue, cleaned and deacidified, minor marginal chipping with occasional losses to the image which has been supplied in manuscript facsimile). Provenance: with the ink library stamp of the Library of Congress lower right. First edition, Martin¿s third issue, with ¿Western Limits of the United States¿ added on the 42nd parallel, both the 40th and 42nd parallels colored; and the word ¿Former¿ added to the phrase ¿Western Limits of the United States¿ along Rio Grande. The University of Texas at Arlington and Library of Congress copies are the second issue, identical to the third issue except for the word ¿Former.¿ Yale¿s copy is the third issue, although it lacks the colored line at the 40th parallel. ¿There are apparently fewer than ten extant originals of the Robinson¿ (Narrett). Robinson is remembered as an explorer, spy, diplomat, filibuster, and cartographer. He was personally committed to the idea of Mexican independence from Spain, and his various schemes in that cause led him into many adventures during the course of his lifetime. Robinson¿s first journey west, and best known, was as part of Zebulon Pike¿s exploring expedition, on which he served as the doctor and of which, Wagner (3d edition) suggests, he was in fact the leader. Pike served under General James Wilkinson at St. Louis in 1805, and Wilkinson chose him to command the reconnaissance expedition to find the source of the Mississippi River, for which Pike is now so famous, to collect general information on the region of the upper Mississippi, purchase land for future army posts, and invite Indian chieftains to visit Wilkinson. On arriving in Mexico with the expedition Robinson apparently grew attached to the idea of an independent Mexico and worked toward that goal, even at one point volunteering to fight in its army and attempting to become a citizen. ¿He was not blind, however, to the obvious riches to be had in the country and to his own country¿s Western ambitions. In some ways, he saw Mexico as merely another field for U.S. exploitation that would subvert European designs on not only that country but also on all of South America. His schemes to raise an army of U.S. volunteers to fight in Mexico came to naught, however, on which see his 1813 manifesto and call to arms, ¿Europe Enslaved Millions! America Liberated Them!¿, the only known printed copy of which is in the New-York Historical Society but of which a manuscript copy exists in the National Archives (Streeter 1053)¿ (Dorothy Sloan). Close to death, and in want of funds, Robinson compiled this map: ¿A grand and influential work [and] an astonishing personal compendium of fact and imagination [with] an element of self-aggrandizement bordering on deception¿. Robinson¿s map has been called a document of ¿revolutionary ardor¿ [and] was an expansionist document that challenged Spanish colonial boundaries but left a number of important issues unresolved¿. Although A Map of Mexico, Louisiana, and the Missouri Territory may be interpreted as an unresolved political landscape, it understandably struck Robinson¿s like-minded. Bookseller Inventory # 851

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A Plan of the Progress of the Royal Army from their Landing at Elk Ferry to Philadelphia 1777 Under the Command Of His Excellency, Sir William Howe Knight of the most Honorable Order of the Bath, Commander and Chief

Charles Blaskowitz (c.1743- 1823)

Published by Surveyed and Drawn by Order of Major General Sir William Erskine by Charles Blaskowitz Capt. of the Corps Guide, Philadelphia (1778)

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Item Description: Surveyed and Drawn by Order of Major General Sir William Erskine by Charles Blaskowitz Capt. of the Corps Guide, Philadelphia, 1778. N/A. Book Condition: Very Good. Charles Blaskowitz (c.1743- 1823) A Plan of the Progress of the Royal Army from their Landing at Elk Ferry to Philadelphia 1777 Under the Command Of His Excellency, Sir William Howe Knight of the most Honorable Order of the Bath, Commander and Chief Surveyed and Drawn by Order of Major General Sir William Erskine by Charles Blaskowitz Capt. of the Corps Guide Published Philadelphia, 1778 On laid paper, mounted on linen Size: 51 3/8 x 53 1/8¿ Blaskowitz¿s map presents a highly accurate and detailed description of southeastern Pennsylvania and the adjacent parts of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. All rods and villages are illustrated with ink and watercolor. A detailed topographic projection crosses the lower half of the map moving northwards from the head of the Chesapeake Bay to Philadelphia. This marks the route of the British army as it progressed against determined Continental resistance to seize the American capital in September 1777. The site of the two large field battles, Brandywine and Germantown, are illustrated, as is the siege of Fort Mifflin in the Delaware River. Daily progress is tracked, and its locations of country taverns and meetinghouses are labeled, while crossed swords indicate the locations of skirmishes and red bars show the placement of brigades. It is a complete rendering of the dramatic sequence of events as they occurred from August to December 1777. The areas in the vicinity of the route of the British armies are rendered in full topographical detail, while the remainder of the map takes on the form of a road and administrative map. As indicated on the title, Blaskowitz drafted the map under the orders of Major General Sir William Erskine (1728-1795), one of the most highly regarded commanders in the British Army. At the time it was created, it was likely the most detailed and precise map of southeastern Pennsylvania. The map is a detailed record of the British campaign to take Philadelphia, the capital of the United States, during the late summer and autumn of 1777. Bookseller Inventory # 002406

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An East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia taken by George Heap from the Jersey Shore

George Heap and Nicholas Scull

Published by Gerard Vandergucht, London (1754)

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Item Description: Gerard Vandergucht, London, 1754. N/A. Book Condition: Very Good. An East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia taken by George Heap from the Jersey Shore Published, London, 1754 Engraving by Gerard Vandergucht Set of 4 Size: 20 1/8 x 80 1/8" References: Martin P. Snyder, City of Independence: Views of Philadelphia Before 1800, 42-44; E. McSherry Fowble, Two Centuries of Prints in America: 1680-1880, A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection, 23; Gloria G. Deak, Picturing America, 1497-1899, 99 ("largest and most important of the early engraved views of Philadelphia"); Nicholas B. Wainwright, "The Scull-Heap East trospect of Philadelphia," in Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 73, pp.16, 22-25; Stokes 6k Haskell, American Historical Prints, p. 18. Founded in 1680 on a site between the Delaware and the Schuylkill Rivers, Philadelphia was ideally situated for trade and by the mid 18th century, it had become the principal port on the Atlantic coast as well as the commercial and administrative hub of William Penn's province of Pennsylvania. In 1750, Thomas Penn, son of the founder, requested "a perspective view of the city," as a dramatic advertisement to attract more entrepreneurs, merchants and settlers to the city. George Heap, an accomplished local artist, undertook a detailed rendering, from the perspective of the New Jersey side of the Delaware. In 1752, he and the surveyor of the province, Nicholas Scull, advertised for advance subscribers to an engraving after Heap's drawing. But as he was about to sail for London to have his rendering engraved on copper, Heap suddenly died. Scull took over the project and, in London, entrusted the drawing to the highly regarded Flemish-born engraver, Gerard Vandergucht (1696-1766). The completed engraving was on a monumental scale, requiring four large folio sheets, when joined measuring 82 x 20 inches. It accurately depicts the bustling waterfront of Philadelphia, a windmill on an island and many sailing vessels, pennants flying, plying the broad river. The Penn family coat-of-arms is shown at the bottom of sheet 3, along with dedication to proprietors Thomas and Richard Penn. Sheet 4 features a detailed key, identifying streets, the Courthouse, the Statehouse (Independence Hall), a large number of steepled churches and the recently founded Academy (later the University of Pennsylvania). As Martin Snyder has written, "the use of almost seven feet of paper to portray less than a mile of waterfront, from present-day South Street to Vine Street permitted the details that is its great feature." The Scull-Heap print provides a unique view of the city that would become, a few years later, the seat of the Continental Congress and later, the capital of the newly independent nation. The grand image-the largest and most artistically significant view of any American city of its period-proved tremendously popular, and an initial press run of 500 copies was soon followed by a second of 250 copies (these with the corrected "Scull reading). Clearly, as Snyder writes, "the ravages of time upon such a giant and indeed unwieldy picture readily ; '"count for its extreme rarity today." The Scull-Heap engraving was not held in many important collections (Thomas W. Streeter, the Hon. J. William Middendorf, Laird Park, Pflaumer, Jay T. Snider) and we have located only six copies in American institutions: Colonial Williamsburg; Historical Society of Pennsylvania (2 copies, one in poor condition); Independence National Historic Park; New York Public Library (the I.N. Stokes copy); Winterthur Museum. Bookseller Inventory # 002410

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Item Description: [Nuremberg] 1613. Broadsheet (c. 57 x 47cm), with engraved title, engraved portrait with coat-of-arms of Besler, 4 engraved seasonal titles, and 367 engraved plates (one double); a few minor spots and some occasional faint marginal waterstains, a fine copy in seventeenth-century red morocco, gilt panels on sides, spines gilt with vellum labels, gilt edges. First edition of the most celebrated florilegium ever published. The Hortus Eystettensis is a magnificent pictorial record of the flowers growing in the greatest German garden of its time, that of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, the Prince Bishop of Eichstätt. 'The importation of exotic species, the product of rapid colonial expansion and increased trade in the 16th century, enlarged the horticultural repertoire and fed a growing fashion for beautiful and exotic plants, confirmed by the appearance of printed florilegia at the beginning of the 17th century, of which the 'Hortus Eystettensis' is the outstanding example' (Watson and Raphael, 'The Camerarius florilegium').'The garden of Eichstätt was started in 1596 by the Prince Bishop Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, who commissioned Camerarius to design and supervise its construction and planting. Upon Camerarius' death two years later in 1598, the work was carried on by his colleague the Nuremberg apothecary Basil Besler, who arranged to have the remainder of Camerarius' plants transferred to Eichstätt.Under [Besler's] direction the Prince Bishop's garden soon became the most famous in Germany, and in 1606 Besler began to produce a grand illustrated catalogue at the Bishop's expense. A team of ten artists and engravers, chief among whom was Wolfgang Kilian, drew the plants and carried out their engraving on copper, while Ludwig Jungermann (1572-1653), a botanist and Camerarius' nephew, wrote most of the descriptive text. The Hortus Eystettensis appeared in 1613, with 367 engraved plates, and was the most expensive, and most magnificent florilegium ever published, a fame it retains to this day' (idem).The plates are arranged by seasons of the year, beginning with Spring. The four seasonal titles and 23 plates are signed by Johann Leypolt. The title and 6 plates are signed by Wolfgang Kilian, 7 plates by Servatius Raven, 6 each by Levin van Hulsen and Dominicus Custos (or Coster; the latter signed D.K.), 3 each by Robert Custos or Coster and Heinrich Ulrich, 2 each by Friedrich van Hulsen and 'G.H.' (possibly Georg Hortulanus), and 1 by Peter Isselburgh. The gardens, along with most of the town of Eichstätt, were destroyed by the invading Swedish troops under Herzog Bernhard von Weimar in 1633-4. The plates survived and were used for a reissue sometime around 1642, and again in 1713.In 1998 almost all the plates, 329 in total, including the title copperplate have been discovered during the reorganisation of the storage of artefacts in Vienna's Albertina Graphic Collection.Collation: I: engraved title, engraved portrait with Besler's coat-of-arms, 3 ll dedication, 1 l 'ad lectorem', 1 l Belgian and Dutch privilege (without the French privilege), 'Verna' engraved seasonal title, 144 ll with 134 engravings, 7 ll index; 'Aestiva' engraved seasonal title, and 199 ll with 184 engravings, 8 ll index; 'Autumnalis' engraved seasonal title, 46 ll with 42 engravings, 3 ll index; 'Hyberna' engraved seasonal title, 8 ll with 7 engravings, 1 leaf index. This is the issue with the text printed on the versos of the plates. It is on unwatermarked paper. The portrait of Besler is accompanied by his coat-of-arms, two engraved plates on one leaf in fact; the portrait is sometimes found without the coat-of-arms.Nissen BBI, 158; Pritzel 745; Stafleu and Cowan TL2 497; see Nicolas Barker, 'Hortus Eystettensis' The bishop's Garden and Besler's magnificent book, for a detailed history. Bookseller Inventory # 6914

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Dragonology : Field Guide to Dragons

Drake, Ernest

Published by Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA, U.S.A. (2007)

ISBN 10: 076363686X ISBN 13: 9780763636869

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Item Description: Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA, U.S.A., 2007. No Binding. Book Condition: Like New. NEW Book, no wear w/ tiny printing flaw on back cover, cover/text completely pristine. No physical flaws. FREE TRACKING within the US, and email notice when shipped. Normally, books are shipped twice a day, with afternoon USPS pickup, or next morning drop-off at the Post Office. We package on Sunday for shipment first thing Monday morning. Your satisfaction guaranteed. We have multiple copies of most books. Email inquiries are welcomed. Thanks for reading all of our boilerplate ;-). Bookseller Inventory # 009456

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Les Roses.

REDOUTE, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840) and Claude Antoine THORY (1759-1827).

Published by Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817-1824. (1824)

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Item Description: Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817-1824., 1824. Folio (21 x 14 inches). Half-titles, engraved portrait of Redouté by C. S. Pradier after Gerard printed in black on white and on ochre paper, stippled engraved wreath and 169 stipple-engraved plates after Redouté by Bessa, Bessin, Chapuy, Langlois, Victor and others, the plates in 2 states, printed in colors and finished by hand, and in black on ochre paper (some light mostly marginal spotting). Contemporary French quarter green morocco gilt, green mottled boards by Tessier (extremities a bit scuffed, spine of volume one restored at the head and foot). ONE OF A VERY FEW LARGE-PAPER COPIES WITH THE PLATES IN TWO STATES First edition, bound from the original 30 parts between March 1817 and March 1824, each part containing six plates (except no. 10, which had one plate, and no. 30, which had none). "Les Roses" was issued in four formats: a large-paper folio with colored plates; a "special issue" of each work with the extra suite of black impressions on ochre paper was apparently bound in very small quantities (Hunt, "Printmaking") (as here); folio with colored plates; and folio with the plates in two states. Commemorating the rose garden of the Empress Josephine, many of the roses having been painted in her garden at Malmaison. The subtle gradations of tone found in Redouté's original watercolors are shown to perfection by the technique of the stipple engraving used to produce these exquisite plates. Redoute met the renowned and talented engraver Francesco Bartolozzi, on a trip to London and learned that the most successful impressions of stipple engravings came from well-used plates. A number of initial black plates were struck to take the edge off the plate before printing in colors began. Redouté's printers struck black impressions-always on paper with a distinct ochre tint-from the plates for both "Les Roses" and "Les Liliacées". The botanical descriptions were by Claude Antoine Thory (1759-1827), a civil servant by profession, and an enthusiastic gardener who cultivated his own collection of roses. He and Redouté regularly traded cuttings and seeds. The roses depicted in the work included examples from Thory's own collection as well as from Malmaison. "Redouté and Thory knew, described, and figured almost all the important roses in their day. Included were many of the key ancestors of our present-day roses. The plates in Les Roses have artistic value, and botanical and documentary value, both for the species and cultivars still surviving and for those that have disappeared" [Sir George Taylor quoting Gisèle de la Roche in the Schutter facsimile, (Antwerp, 1974-78)]. Dunthorne 232; "Great Flower Books" p. 71; Hunt "Redoutéana" 19; Hunt "Printmaking in the Service of Botany" 25; Johnston Cleveland "Herbal" 807; Nisen BBI 1599; Pritzel 7455; Ray "French" 89; Stafleu TL2 9748. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 000155

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Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

NEWTON, ISAAC

Published by London: for the Royal Society by Joseph Streater, 1687 (1687)

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Item Description: London: for the Royal Society by Joseph Streater, 1687, 1687. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. AN EXCELLENT COPY OF THE GREATEST WORK IN SCIENCE. Contemporary calf, unrestored. See our website www.19thshop.com for full details. First edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia, “generally described as the greatest work in the history of science” (PMM). This is an excellent, entirely unrestored copy of the first state with the preferred two-line imprint. “Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler had certainly shown the way; but where they described the phenomena they observed, Newton ex- plained the underlying universal laws. The Principia provided the great synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity” (PMM). “For the first time a single mathematical law could explain the motion of objects on earth as well as the phenomena of the heavens. It was this grand conception that produced a general revolution in human thought, equaled perhaps only by that following Darwin’s Origin of Species” (PMM). This treatise on dynamics and gravitation is undoubtedly “the most influential scientific publication of the 17th century” (Horblit). Newton presents his three laws of motion, discusses the movement of bodies through gases and liquids, defines mass and force, presents the corpuscular theory of light, and sets forth the principal of universal gravitation. No work was more seminal in the development of modern physics and astronomy than Newton’s Principia. Its conclusion that the force retaining the planets in their orbits is one in kind with terrestrial gravity ended forever the view dating back at least to Aristotle that the celestial realm calls for one science and the sublunar realm, another. Just as the Preface to its first edition had proposed, the ultimate success of Newton’s theory of gravity made the identification of the fundamental forces of nature and their characterization in laws the primary pursuit of physics” (Stanford Philosophy). Neither the Royal Society nor Newton was willing or able to finance the publication of the Principia. Newton’s friend, astronomer Edmund Halley, underwrote the edition and supervised publication; about 300-400 copies were printed. There are two variant title pages. This is the first state, the so-called English issue, with the title conjugate and the two-line imprint; the name of the bookseller Samuel Smith, was added to the cancel title-page for copies presumably bound for export. We have always preferred the English issue of this epochal book, particularly when found in a contemporary English calf binding. Printing and the Mind of Man 161. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12588991133

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