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Item Description: G. M. Mayda, Palermo, 1576. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two parts in one. 4to (203x147 mm). [8], 312, [32] pp.; 205, [15] pp., woodcut device of Justice on title and on QQ6r, printer's device on cc4r, 3 full-page engravings in part 1 on t4v, S2v, CC2v, very minor browning and spotting. Contemporary vellum. An excellent copy of a rare work. ---- Durling 2547; Waller 5068; Wellcome I, 3417; Hirsch-H. III, 374. - First edition. Important account of the outbreak of the plague in Sicily in 1575/76 and the medical countermeasures introduced by the author. Ingrassia (c. 1510-1580) was an important anatomist, teaching at Naples, and a clinician: his work in Palermo was of great value in containing the outbreak of plague there. A Pars quinta was published in 1577 (see Wellcome I 3417), but this is not present here, nor in the British Library copy. It is similarly neither in the Waller copy, nor that described by Durling. Bookseller Inventory # 001824

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From the library of actor Charlton Heston: MORE, Thomas

MORE, Thomas

Published by Apud Episcopium F, Basel (1563)

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Item Description: Apud Episcopium F, Basel, 1563. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (158 x 102 mm). [32], 530, [46] pp. Signatures: [alpha]-[beta]8 a-z8 A-N8. Woodcut printer's device on title-page, repeated on verso of final leaf, full-page woodcut plan on d3r depicting the island of Utopia, large woodcut initials. Full sheep antique, blind ruled borders, panelled back. Housed in a custom-made rectangular sterling silver box engraved on the lid, ". for all seasons. March 17, 1969 / L. to C." gifted by Lydia Heston to Charlton Heston on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary and his performance in Robert Bolt's play "A Man for All Seasons."* Book internally little browned, occasional minor spotting, title and final leaf a bit soiled, 4 tiny holes in final leaf, a few annotations and markings in old hand, cancelled ink signature from title and cancelled inscription from verso of final leaf. Provenance: Trinity College (cancelled library stamp on verso of title and final leaf); Charlton Heston. Fine copy of interesting provenance. ---- Gibson 74; Adams M1 752; STC of German Books, 860. First edition of Thomas More's collected works in Latin , including Utopia and other pieces, with contributions by Erasmus, Guillaume Budé and others. More's Utopiae is the celebrated description of an ideal commonwealth and "quintessential humanist dialogue" (ODNB). It was written in Latin and first published in Louvain in 1516 for a European audience. It was "a tract for the times, to rub in the lesson of Erasmus; it inveighs against the new statemanship of all-powerful autocracy and the new economics of large enclosures and the destruction of the old common-field agriculture, just as it pleads for religious tolerance and universal education" (PMM 47). Beside Utopiae, thiss work contains Progymnasmata, Epigrammata, Ex Luciano coversa quaedam, Declamatio Lucianicae respondens, and Epistolae. There's also added Nucerinus' account of the death of More and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester. * Charlton Heston played Thomas More on stage in Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons in several versions of the play-off-Broadway in the 1970s and 1980s, eventually playing it on the West End. The play was a success and the West End production was taken to Aberdeen, Scotland, for a week where it was staged at His Majesty's Theatre. He also produced, directed, and starred in a film version in 1988. "The production gained a sort of notoriety when Dustin Hoffman spread the story that Heston, who was bald, was so vain that he wore a wig over his hairpiece, rather than let the public view his actual bald pate" (Wiki). Heston had already wanted the role of Sir Thomas More in the 1966 film. He regarded A Man for All Seasons as the best play of the 20th century and called it the most rewarding experience - apart from Shakespeare - that he'd ever had on the stage (Charlton Heston, Actor's Life, p. 230). Bookseller Inventory # 002413

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From the library of actor Charlton Heston: SHAKESPEARE, William

SHAKESPEARE, William

Published by Isaac Jaggard, Edward Blount and others, London (1623)

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Item Description: Isaac Jaggard, Edward Blount and others, London, 1623. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. San Francisco: printed by the Grabhorn Press for David Magee, 1935. Folio (370 x 247 mm). [30] pp. With an original leaf from each of the four folios tipped in; and facsimiles of the titles of the four folios. The original leaves contained are: First Folio: Henry the Eighth, pp. 229-230; Second Folio: Henry the Eighth, pp. 213-214; Third Folio: Richard the Third, pp 203-204; Fourth Folio: Richard the Third, pp. 195-196. Red morocco and marbled paper over boards, spine lettered in gilt. One of 65 copies (this one unnumbered) issued on Whatman paper. The text bright and clean, the original folio leaves little browned with light occasional spotting. Provenance: Amercian actor Charlton Heston* (1923-2008). A fine copy with excellent leaves of one of the most desirable leaf books. * Charlton Heston played Shakespeare's tragedies and historical dramas on stage and in movies on several occasions. He teamed up with David Bradley in the late 1940s to produce the first sound version of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", in which he played Mark Antony. In 1948, Heston was offered a supporting role in a Broadway revival of "Antony and Cleopatra", starring Katharine Cornell. Later in 1972, he directed the movie "Antony and Cleopatra" where he played Mark Antony again. His most frequent stage roles included the title role in Macbeth. Regarding the original leaves of the historic plays "Richard III" and "Henry VIII" from Shakespeare's Folios contained in this copy, it must be mentioned that Heston played Sir Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons" in several regional productions in the 1970s and 1980s. He regarded "A Man for All Seasons" as the best play of the 20th century and called it the most rewarding experience - apart from Shakespeare - that he'd ever had on the stage (Charlton Heston, Actor's Life, p. 230). Bookseller Inventory # 002414

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Neurographia universalis. Hoc est, omnium corporis humani: VIEUSSENS, Raymond de

VIEUSSENS, Raymond de

Published by Apud Joannem Certe, in vico Mercatorio sub signo Trinitatis (1684)

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Item Description: Apud Joannem Certe, in vico Mercatorio sub signo Trinitatis, 1684. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (341 x 220 mm). [16 ], 252, [2] pp. Signatures: ã4 e4 A-2H4 2I2 a1, 135 leaves, errata on last 2 pages. Title printed in red and black with an engraved device signed 'MB'; woodcut headpieces and initials. 8 engravings printed in the text (Tabs IX, X, XIV-XVII, XXII, XXX). 22 engraved plates (tabs iv and v supplied from a one mm shorter copy), engraved arms of the dedicatee, Pierre de Roussy, archbishop of Narbonne, engraved portrait of the author signed 'Math: Boulanger Fe.' and 22 anatomical plates, 16 folding, several made up of 2 or more sheets pasted together, numbered continuously with the engravings printed in the text. There are 30 anatomical illustrations in all, numbered I-XXX, signed 'Beaudeau sculpsit Monsp.' except XX and XXX unsigned. A few leaves lightly browned, folding plate XXIII with closed tear. A fine, fresh, clean, and large copy. 18th-century English panelled calf. Neat repairs to joints and head and tail caps; corners worn. Provenance: Thomas Symonds of Pengethley with his signature, purchase price 30 s, engraved bookplate, manuscript notes and inserted index*; library of Walter Pagel. ---- Wellcome V, p.350 (1685 title); Krivatsy 12403 (1685 title); Garison-M. 1379; Norman 2153 ; LeFanu, Notable Medical Books in the Lilly Library p.95 ; En français dans le texte 120. FIRST EDITION. An 'editio novissima' was printed by Certe in 1716 . The best description and illustrations of the nervous system made in the 17th century. Based on 500 dissections, all the illustrations are life size. "It was illustrated with thirty particularly fine engravings by Jean Beaudeau, most of them on foldout pages larger than the pages of the book. It also contained a splendid portrait of the author by Boulanger. Vieussens was an untiring dissector, and his work revealed the structure and arrangement of the nervous system better than any predecessor in addition to recording new and correct observations. For example, he showed that the spinal cord was an independent structure, not merely an appendage of the brain, and he first defined the contrum ovale." (LeFanu). "Vieussens, professor at Montpellier, was the first to describe the centrum ovale correctly. The publication of the above work threw new light on the subject of the configuration and structure of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves." (Garrison-Morton). "The two largest plates (Tabs XXVIII and XXIX) are each made up of 6 sheets pasted together. In order to show both the left and right sides of the body, the left hand side of the plate is made up from the direct impressions of three engravings, the right hand side from counter-proofs of the same plates. The majority of the plates are signed 'Beaudeau sculpsit Monsp.' The engraver was thus presumably working directly in Montpellier under Vieussens' direction. The portrait and 'JC' monogram device on the title are probably both by Mathieu Boulanger, who signed the portrait. Bénézit lists an engraver of this name active in Paris in the 17th century but gives no other details. In some copies the date on the title-page is 1685; both titles have the words 'editio nova', in this case meaning a new and original publication, rather than a new edition. When Jean Certe produced another edition in 1716, the year after Vieussen's death, he called it 'editio novissima'. *The former owner of this copy, Thomas Symonds of Pengethley Manor, Herefordshire paid 30s for it, but then noted that it was listed in Thomas Osborne's Catalogue, 1752, at 9s. He has written a note on the book, comparing it with other works on neurology, on the pastedown (22 lines) and his 8-page MS index is tipped in. The errata are corrected, as well as pencil annotations in the margins which may also be in Symonds' hand." (R. Gaskell, Books from the Library of Walter Pagel, Pt. II, 182). Bookseller Inventory # 002374

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Die Entstehung des Dieselmotors.: DIESEL, Rudolf

DIESEL, Rudolf

Published by Julius Springer, Berlin (1913)

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Item Description: Julius Springer, Berlin, 1913. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to (268 x 201 mm). [4], 158, [2] pp., including 3 folding plates, 83 illustrations in text, and publishers advertisement leaf bound at the end. Contemporary green half cloth over marbled boards, spine titled in gilt (little wear to extremities, glue residues of removed shelf-mark label at lower spine), very light browning internally, title somewhat soiled. Provenance: Physikalisches Institut der Universität Leipzig (ex-libris and bar-code label to inner pastedown, deaccession stamp to title-page). ---- FIRST ENLARGED EDITION. The book gives a chronological account of the origin of the diesel engine. A brief account of only 90 pp. was published in the preceeding year. Both publications are VERY RARE. ABPC/AE record no copies of the 1912 edition, and only 4 copies of this present lot selling at auction. The work stands as testimony to Diesel's vision of using renewable energy sources like vegetable oils to fuel his engine.Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913) was the inventor of the diesel fueled internal combustion engine. Born in Paris in 1858, Diesel was educated at the Munich Polytechnic. After his graduation he was employed as a refrigerator engineer, but his true love laid in engine design. He designed many heat engines, including a solar-powered air engine. In 1893, he published a first paper describing an engine with combustion within a cylinder, the internal combustion engine. In 1894, he filed for a patent for his first engine model, the first to prove that fuel could be ignited without a spark. He operated his first successful engine in 1897. In 1898, Rudolf Diesel was granted patent #608,845 for an "internal combustion engine" the Diesel engine. The diesel engines of today are refined and improved versions of Rudolf Diesel's original concept. They are often used in ships, locomotives, large trucks and electric generating plants. In 1913 Diesel vanished overboard from a steam boat bound for London; his body was discovered ten days later. Some believe he committed suicide, citing his neurotic personality and numerous breakdowns. Others believe he was murdered by either Germans who resented his lack of nationalism or by coal industrialists who resented his engine. Bookseller Inventory # 002386

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Die Erreichbarkeit der Himmelskörper. Untersuchung über das: HOHMANN, Walter

HOHMANN, Walter

Published by Verlag von R. Oldenbourg, Munich & Berlin (1925)

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Item Description: Verlag von R. Oldenbourg, Munich & Berlin, 1925. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (254 x 179 mm). iv, [2], 88 pp. including 28 illustrations in text. Original publisher's dark-blue pictorial wrappers (slight chipping to edges and lower spine, short closed tears, creases, light browning to margins, pencil marking to upper blank margin of front wrapper). Text untrimmed and partially unopened, light age-toning. ---- Interlibrum, Cat. 270; Ciancone 98; Hübner 696. - FIRST EDITION, first issue of an important early work on the feasibility of space flight with calculations of required rocket propulsion and trajectories. "Hohmann was the first to work out the fuel requirements for a number of interplanetary trips restricting himself to a mathematical investigation of the quantities of a given or assumed fuel required for an assumed operation" (Interlibrum). The work is rare. Only 1500 copies were printed and this is one of the few copies with the original pictorial blue wrappers. "One of the most important publications, following close on the heels of Oberth's book, was a volume of similar external appearance, written in a similar manner. As a matter of fact, it looked so forbidding to prospective buyers who leafed through it in the book-stores that the first edition . was never completely sold and remained after the second world war with a new wrapper bearing the printed title only on the front cover. It soon became a much searched rarity" (Interlibrum). Bookseller Inventory # 002387

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Four rare offprints, including one presentation copy,: PAVLOV, Ivan Petrovich

PAVLOV, Ivan Petrovich

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Item Description: 1912. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I. Inhibition interne en tant que fonction des deux hemispheres. Offprint from: Livre jubilaire du Professeur Cli. Richet (1912). [Paris: L. Maretheux (1912)]. 8vo (273 x 188 mm). 6 leaves, [1] 2-10, [2] pp., last leaf blank. Original plain wrappers. Presentation inscription from the author on front wrapper "Mit besten Grüssen"; ink shelfmark on first leaf. Some browning, small edge defects, creased from folding, otherwise fine. II. Die besondere Labilität der inneren Hemmung bedingter Reflexe. Offprint from: Berliner klinische Wochenschrift (1914), 11. Berlin: August Hirschwald, [1914]. 8vo (211 x 138 mm). 2 leaves, [1] 2-4 pp. Original tan printed wrappers. Ink shelfmark on front wrapper. III. "Innere Hemmung" der bedingten Reflexe und der Schlaf - ein und derselbe Prozess. Offprint from: Skandinavisches Archiv für Physiologie, 44 (1923). Berlin & Leipzig: Walter de Gruyter, 1923. 8vo (224 x 148 mm). 9 leaves, [2] 43-58 pp. Original printed self-wrappers. Ink shelfmark on front wrapper. IV. Die Charakteristik der Rindenmasse der Grosshirnhemisphären, vom Standpunkte der Erregbarkeitsveränderungen ihrer einzelnen Punkte. Offprint from: Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie und Psychiatrie 13 (1923). Zürich: Orrell Füssli, 1923. 8vo (246 x 173 mm). 5 leaves, 567-576 pp. Original white printed wrappers. Ink shelf mark on front wrapper. Provenance: all four prints from the library of Rudolph Magnus (with his name stamps on front wrappers) and the Pharmacologisch Instituut, Rijks Universiteit Utrecht (with stamps on front wrappers). All four offprints housed in a brown cloth backed custom folder with ex-libris of H F. Norman M D on inner cover. ---- Norman 1668, 1669, 1670, 1672 (these copies). FIRST EDITION, offprint issues. Rudolf Magnus (1873-1927) was a German physiologist who is best known for his studies of physiology of posture (see Garrison-M. 661 and 663.1). Pavlov received the 1904 Nobel Prize in physiology / medicine for his studies of the physiology of digestion, which revealed the part that the nervous system plays in controlling digestive secretions. Most of Pavlov's later scientific career was devoted to the physiology of the brain and of higher nervous activity. "In conducting his researches, Pavlov introduced the method of long-term or continuous experimentation, which - in contrast with traditional vivisectional methods - allowed him to study the operation of physiological processes in healthy animals under normal conditions over extended periods of time. His investigations of the nervous system's role in digestion led him to explore the phenomenon of "psychic" stimulation; i.e., salivary secretion prompted by the sight or smell of food rather than by direct contact. In Pavlov's hands this became a powerful tool for investigating the functions of the cerebral cortex and the physiology of behavior. The most famous outcome of his researches is, of course, the artificial conditioned reflex, in which physiological processes such as salivation are arbitrarily associated with stimuli such as the ringing of a bell." (Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, pp 61-68). Bookseller Inventory # 002315

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Les commentaires sur les six livres de: MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea

MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea

Published by Widow of Gabriel Cotier, Lyon (1566)

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Item Description: Widow of Gabriel Cotier, Lyon, 1566. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (337 x 220 mm). [62] (of [64]), 538, [24] (of [26]) pp. Signatures: ¿6 (-¿1) *-***6 ****8 a-z6 A-Aa6 (-Aa6), lacking the title-leaf and final blank Aa6, but with blank Y6. With woodcut illustrations in text throughout, all with contemporary hand-coloration. 18th century half calf, spine with 6 raised bands and one (of two) morocco label lettered in gilt (heavy wear to extremities, spine rubbed and partly cracked at upper joint, corners bumped, little worming to leather, upper spine repaired with cellotape). Text lightly browned throughout, all pages ruled in ink, frequent small ink smudges, closed tears (partly with old paper repairs) to few leaves, first leaf of preliminaries and final 5 leaves of index with old paper backing in blank areas (affecting just a few letters of text). Provenance: Ink inscription on Y6v in French dated 1745; Monsieur Brassot, maitre chirugien (ink inscription dated Oct. 5, 1763 on Z6v). Despite the missing title-page still a very good copy of a rare edition. ---- Nissen BBI 1312; NLM/Durling 3016; Baudrier IV, 77; French Vern. Books 37146; Pritzel 5991 (1572 ed.); not in BM STC and Adams. A reprint of the French translation by Antoine du Pinet first published in 1561. The more than 650 woodcuts mainly of plants and animals are reproductions reduced in size after the Venice edition of 1565. Although Mattioli wrote on a range of subjects, and published translations of non-medical works, he is most celebrated for his work on botany and medicine, and of these works his best known are his translations of, and commentaries on, Dioscorides' De medica material. Mattioli's first Italian translation from the Greek was published in Venice in 1544, and its "original purpose was relatively modest: it was to provide doctors and apothecaries with a practical treatise in Italian with a commentary that would enable them to identify the medicinal plants mentioned by Dioscorides" (DSB IX, p.179). Further, expanded editions followed in 1548, 1550 and 1552, and the success of these editions, led Mattioli to translate the work into Latin in 1554. This translation was "enriched by synonyms in various languages, provided with a special commentary, and accompanied by numerous illustrations valuable for the identification of Dioscorides simples [which] rendered the work accessible to scholars throughout Europe." (DSB IX, p.179). From that time, many editions followed in other vernacular languages with the first French translation in 1561. Bookseller Inventory # 002401

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Novelas exemplares.: CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel

CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de.

Published by Huberto Antonio, Brussels (1625)

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Item Description: Huberto Antonio, Brussels, 1625. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (171 x 101 mm). [16], 608 pp. Woodcut initials in text. Contemporary plain vellum with yapp edges (little soiling, spotting and browning to boards, spine with sign of removed shelf-mark labels). Light even browning of text, very little occasional spotting, a few small wormholes to lower blank margin of first few pages, old ink signature to title-page. Provenance: Landesbibliothek Halle (small deaccession ink stamp on title verso). A fine, untouched copy with good impression on strong paper. ---- Palau 53412; Peeters-Fontainas 241; Simon Diaz 8, 561; USTC 5038771. The second Brussels edition of Cervantes' Novelas, originally published in Madrid in 1613. Very rare with only four copies recorded at auctions in the past 50 years. Novelas exemplares ("Exemplary Novels") is a series of twelve novellas written by Miguel de Cervantes between 1590 and 1612. First published in Madrid in 1613 by Juan de la Cuesta, the novellas were well received in the wake of the first part of Don Quixote. They are usually grouped into two series: those characterized by an idealized nature and those of more realistic nature. Those idealized in nature are characterized by plots dealing with amorous entanglements, by improbable plots, by the presence of idealized characters and psychological development, and the low reflection of reality. The novellas show the political, social and historical problems of Cervantes' Spain and show off his immersion in Spain's life and how aware he was of the prevailing problems. Bookseller Inventory # 002412

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Beobachtungen aus der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie,: HUMBOLDT, Alexander von
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Item Description: Cotta / Levrault, Schoell & Co, Tübingen / Paris, 1806. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Tübingen: Cotta / Paris: Levrault, Schoell & Co. 1806-1808. Folio (340 x 268 mm). x, 212 pp. incl. first blank, plus 14 engraved plates (of which 2 coloured and 2 partially coloured), original printed front wrappers of the 3 issues bound in at the end. Issue 1 and 2 (gatherings 1 to 17) are printed on untrimmed wove paper, issue 3 on laid blue paper. Faint dampstaining to lower blank margin of first 6 gatherings and plates 1 to 5, front wrapper of issue 3 with repaired close tears at gutter, slight foxing to pp. 97-103. [loosely attached]: HUMBOLDT, Alexander von & BONPLAND, Aim Jacques Alexandre. Extract from 'Recueil d'observations de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée', Vol. 1, Paris: F. Schoell and G. Dufour, 1811. pp. 16, 305-344, 353-363 [1], with 4 engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand, numbered XXVII-XXX (apes). Later half calf over marbled boards, spine with 5 raised bands and morocco lettering piece (little rubbing to extremities). A crisp and clean copy with the rare original wrappers bound in. ---- Sabin 33773; Fiedler/Leitner 4.5.3 & 4.5; Löwenberg 112 (err. dat. 1807-1809); Fischer, Cotta Bd. 1, 550. The separately issued German translation of Numbers 1 to 8, Volume I, Part II, of the Recueil d'Observations de Zoologie of Humboldt and Bonpland's Voyage aux Régions Equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent, fait en 1799 - 1804. It contains the very important papers on vertebrate zoology, on the history and comparative anatomy of monkeys and reptiles, and on fishes and the electric eel. Published in a print run of 1050 copies, of which 300 on vellum. The partial issue of the second part of the travel work appeared in German and French. The German version included 3 deliveries in total, which are present here. Because of differences between the French and German publishers, the print of the German edition was terminated already after the third delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 002411

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Human Monstrosities.: HIRST, Barton Cooke

HIRST, Barton Cooke & PIERSON, George Arthur

Published by Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia (1891)

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Item Description: Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Large Folio. 1891-1893. 4 volumes (all published). Folio (422 x 320 mm, 410 x 317 mm). [11] 12-88 pp. and 7 plates numbered I-VII; [9] 90-112 pp. and 13 plates numbered VIII-XX; [11] 113-150 pp. and 9 plates numbered XXI-XXIX; [9] 152-220 pp. and 10 plates, numbered XXX-XXXIX. In total 39 plates of photographic reproductions and 111 text illustrations. Early 20th-century buckram with institutional markings (bindings not uniform, little rubbing). Internally only little age-toned, occasional finger soiling, a few leaves with chipping along edges or closed tears (some with old paper repairs), flyleaf and title-leaf of vol. III detached. Provenance: Bookplates of the John Crerar and University of Chicago Libraries with release stamps, Crerar Library perforated stamp on titles and margins of a few text leaves, rubber-stamp on verso of plates). A fine set, rarely found complete as here. ---- Garrison-Morton 534.68; Wellcome Library 14796155 (with images) - FIRST EDITION, VERY RARE. Interesting monograph on teratology. "The first large work on the subject illustrated primarily by photographs" (Garrison-Morton). It is devided into 4 parts: Part I. Classification. Production of malformations. Descriptions of malformations. - Parts II-IV. Descriptions of malformations. Vol. IV (part 4) includes an extensive bibliography on teratology. The work was also published the same years in Edinburgh and London by Young J. Pentland. Bookseller Inventory # 002323

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Mechanica fluidorum; sive De aequilibrio et motu: CAMETTI, Ottaviano

CAMETTI, Ottaviano

Published by Stecchi & Pagani, Florence (1777)

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Item Description: Stecchi & Pagani, Florence, 1777. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (249 x180 mm). xxiv, 237, [3] pp., including first and final blank and 18 folding engraved plates bound at the end. Contemporary half calf, spine titled in gilt (extremities rubbed, corners worn and bumped). Text clean and crisp. Provenance: Library of the Navy Department (bookplate and discarded stamp to front pastedown, old stamp to title-page). ---- Riccardi, 215/n. 7; Dionisotti, Vercellesi illustri, p. 94; Poggendorff, I/366. - FIRST EDITION of a fine printing on hydrostatics and hydraulics, which demonstrates the author's extensive knowledge of the classical works by Bernoulli, Huygens, and d'Alembert. The first part is dealing with atmospheric pressure and the barometer. Cametti (1711-1789) was professor for geometry and mechanics at the University of Pisa for four decades. Bookseller Inventory # 002388

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Tractatus de morbis cutaneis.: LORRY, Anne Charles

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Published by P. Guillaume Cavelier, Paris (1777)

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Item Description: P. Guillaume Cavelier, Paris, 1777. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (247 x 190 mm). [2], xvi, 704, [4] pp. Title-page with vignette, errata and privilege leaf bound at end. Contemporary tree calf gilt (some portions stained green), gilt spine with red morocco lettering pieces (upper joint cracked, extremities rubbed, corners bumped), marbled endpapers and text block edges. Internally only little age-toned, minor spotting in places. Provenance: M. Mitivié, Hospices Civils de Paris (prize binding with gilt-lettered lettering piece which reads: 'Hospices Civils de Paris Annee 1817 prix / M. Mitivie'); Haskell F. Norman (bookplate to front pastedown). ---- Norman 1392 (this copy); Garrison-Morton 3983; Waller 6020; Wellcome III, p. 547; Crissey & Parrish, pp. 12-15. - FIRST EDITION OF "THE FIRST MODERN TEXT ON DERMATOLOGY, and the last major work on dermatology to be published in Latin" (Norman). Lorry "attempted a classification of skin diseases based upon physiological, pathological, and etiological similarities" (Norman). "The spirit and general recommendations of the master's magnificient effort, especially in matters of management, the emphasis on the importance of diet and nutrition, and so forth, exerted a powerful influence on the dermatology of France and to a lesser extent of England for many decades to come" (Crissey & Parrish). Bookseller Inventory # 002338

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Observationes anatomicae. Historia monstri bicorporis duobus capitis,: WALTER, Johann Gottlieb

Item Description: Apud Gottlieb Augustum Lange, Berlin, 1775. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Large Folio. Large folio (417 x 266 mm). [8], LXXXVIII pp. Title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette by Berger; 13 folding engraved plates (including 2 dublicate outline plates) by Daniel Berger, Carl Christian Glassbach, C. B. Glassbach, and S. G. Kütner, after Johann Bernard Gottfried Hopffer; type ornament head-piece; decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces. 19th century half mottled sheep over pastepaper, spine ruled and tooled in gilt in compartments with seven raised bands and tan leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, red-dyed edges, marbled pastedowns (boards rubbed, extremities worn, corners bumped, lacking free endpapers). Text with minor browning, plates with little spotting in places, a few leaves with very slight cockling, lower corner of two leaves with tiny holes, a few additional lower corners creased, outer edge of last plate curled with a few short tears. Provenance: Library of Gerald I. Sugarman, MD. An excellent copy. ---- Heirs of Hippocrates 1015; Goldschmid 70; NLM/Blake p.480; Engelmann 610/611; Hirsch-H. V, p.835; Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, p. 358. - First edition. "A skilled anatomist and dissectionist, Walter held the chair of anatomy at Frankfurt am Main and founded a huge anatomical museum later purchased by the University of Berlin. The present work deals with developmental anomalies, such as conjoined twins, supernumerary limbs, and abnormalities in blood vessels and viscera. The nine large engravings are drawn from original dissections." (Heirs of Hippocrates 1015). Seltenes Exemplar der hervorragend illustrierten Sammlung von anatomisch-pathologischen Abhandlungen. Johann Gottlieb Walter (1734-1818) studierte in Königsberg und Berlin, wurde 1760 Prosector seines Lehrers Meckel; nach dessen Tod erhielt er 1774 die erste Professur für Anatomie an der Charité, wo er auch zeitweise eine geburtshilfliche Professur betreute. Er galt als einer der geschicktesten Anatomen seiner Zeit und schuf ein bedeutendes anatomisches Museum, das vom Staat für die Berliner Universität angekauft wurde. Bookseller Inventory # 002339

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Sammelband with four anatomical works by Soemmerring.: SOEMMERRING, Samuel Theodor

SOEMMERRING, Samuel Theodor von

Published by Varrentrapp & Wenner, Frankfurt (1804)

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Item Description: Varrentrapp & Wenner, Frankfurt, 1804. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. I. Icones organorum humanorum gustus et vocis. 1808. vi, 6, 6 pp., 4 engraved plates. II. Icones organorum humanorum olfactus. 1810. viii, 23 [1] pp., 9 engraved plates (including 4 duplicates in outline). III. Icones oculi humani. 1804. viii, 94 pp., 16 (2 coloured) engraved plates (including 7 duplicates outline and 1 coloured variant of plate 5). IV. Icones organi auditus humani. 1806. viii, 33 [1] pp., 9 engraved plates (including 4 duplicates in outline). Folio (373 x 264 mm). Contemporary half leather over marbled boards (chipped at spine ends, joints partly cracked, extremities worn, corners bumped, rear inner hinge broken), red-dyed and sprinkled edges. Internally only little browned, some brown spotting and foxing mainly to margins, otherwise clean and unmarked copy. ---- I. Wellcome V, 144; Choulant-Frank 309, Waller 9048, Garrison-M. 1554, Heirs of Hippocrates 1135 (citing 1806 German edition). First Latin edition. The book contains only representations of the tongue and the male larynx. This representations of the tongue are of especially great value (Choulant, Anatomic Illustration, p. 309). Soemmerrings Arbeit in den Übersetzungen von Bernhard Nathanael Gottlob und Christian Heinrich Theodor Schreger, die kurz nach den deutschen Ausgaben beim gleichen Verlag erschien. Die Arbeit über die Hörorgane entstand auf Anregung von Lichtenberg in Göttingen. Soemmerings Arbeiten erschienen in verschiedenen Übersetzungen. Nur die deutsche und lateinsche Ausgabe haben jedoch die Original-Tafeln nach den Zeichnungen von Chr. Koeck. II. Choulant-Frank 309, Waller 9049 , Garrison-M. 1454. - First Latin edition. Soemmerrings Arbeit in den Übersetzungen von Bernhard Nathanael Gottlob und Christian Heinrich Theodor Schreger, die kurz nach den deutschen Ausgaben beim gleichen Verlag erschien. Die Arbeit über die Hörorgane entstand auf Anregung von Lichtenberg in Göttingen. Soemmerings Arbeiten erschienen in verschiedenen Übersetzungen. Nur die deutsche und lateinsche Ausgabe haben jedoch die Original-Tafeln nach den Zeichnungen von Chr. Koeck. III. Wellcome V, 144; Hirsch V, 454; Waller 9046; see Garrison/Morton 1489 (German ed.); Choulant-Frank 136. - First Latin edition. Lateinische Ausgabe des grundlegenden Abbildungswerkes uber das menschliche Auge, mit den Tafeln der deutschen Ausgabe von 1801, die teils Darstellungen nach lebenden Originalen (u. a. Soemmerrings eigener Frau) zeigen. - >>Soemmering's vollkomenstes Werk, welches nachst der Zinn'schen Monographie . die Grundlage fur alle neueren Forschungen uber den Bau dieses Organes geworden ist. (Choulant). - Die hohe Qualitat der Illustrationen sind auch ein Verdienst des von Soemmering geschulten Modellierers u. Zeichners Chr. Koeck. IV. Garrison-M. 1554; Waller 9047; Choulant-Frank, 308; Wegner, Anatomenbildnis, p.138. - First Latin edition. Die äußerst feinen Tafeln wurden von G.Rücker und J.Ch. Eckardt nach Zeichnungen von Christian Koeck gestochen. Bookseller Inventory # 002318

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Medical Anatomy: or, Illustrations of the Relative: SIBSON, Francis

SIBSON, Francis

Published by John Churchill & Sons, London (1869)

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Item Description: John Churchill & Sons, London, 1869. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Large Folio (533 x 365 mm). 26 unnumbered leaves and 21 partially hand-colored lithographed plates by Hullmandel and Lemercier after William Fairland and Leveille, some illustrations in text. 20th-century three-quarter dark blue levant morocco over blue cloth boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt in compartments, five raised bands (some minor rubbing, binders leaves creased). Little age-toning througout, a few text leaves and 5 plates with marginal waterstains not affecting image, several text leaves and plates with soiling and short marginal tears (including a few with tears near gutter), plate XXI foxed and with a long repaired tear at gutter. Provenance: Charing Cross Hospital Medical School Library (title-page with library ink stamps on recto and verso); collection of Dr. Gerald Sugarman. Still a very good copy, with generally good color. ---- Garrison-Morton 422; Heirs of Hippocrates 1814; Sappol, Dream Anatomy, p.127; Bedford 855. FIRST EDITION. Sibson was a professor of medicine at St. Mary's Hospital. He "is mnemonically remembered by the terms Sibson's fascia (a fibrous band extending from the apical pleura and attaching to the transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebrae) and Sibson's muscle (a part of the scalenus group). Sibson had a special interest in the teaching of anatomy and believed that it was not being properly taught because the functional aspect of the organs, particularly those of circulation and respiration, was being neglected. As a result, he published the present work depicting anterior, posterior, and side views of dissections of male and female cadavers. With the exception of some parts of the neck, only the contents of the thorax and abdomen are shown. The anatomical relationships of the organs, their range of motion, and especially the effects of respiration and cardiac pulsation are described in a unique manner. Sibson makes allowance for the fact that in a cadaver the organ positions are fixed and not, therefore, exactly the same as in the living body. A final commentary on the structure, movements, and sounds of the heart reveals an accuracy far beyond anything that had yet been published in anatomical works. The work was issued in seven fascicles between 1855 and 1869 and is here published complete with a new title page for the first time." (Heirs of Hippocrates). Sibson was known for his taste for fine art, especially Flaxman, and he clearly wanted his magnum opus to look highly finished. Bookseller Inventory # 002337

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A System of Anatomical Plates of the: LIZARS, John

LIZARS, John

Published by W. H. Lizars, Edinburgh (1840)

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Item Description: W. H. Lizars, Edinburgh, 1840. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Folio (428 x 274 mm). [28], 241 [1], xxxvi pp. Engraved title-page and 103 hand-colored engraved plates (numbered I to CI plus additional plates IX* and XXXII*). 19th-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, spine with 6 raised bands tooled and ruled in gilt in compartments and with red gilt morocco lettering label (extremities slightly rubbed, rear hinge starting). Little marginal browning to text, very minor occasional thumbsoiling to plates, final few leaves of index a little foxed, annotations in pencil to 4 plates. Provenance: Library of Gerald I. Sugarman, MD. Overall, a fine and clean copy with good color. ---- Heirs of Hippocrates 1436 (this edition); Waller 5950; Welllcome III, p.531; Cushing L313; Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp 504-8. (all first edition). A later (second?) issue of this impressive and highly successful collaboration between anatomist John Lizars and his brother William Home Lizars, a talented artist and head of the publishing and engraving firm established by the brothers' father, Daniel Lizars (1754-1812). "Although it contains no new discoveries, this superb atlas is certainly one of the most elegant works of the nineteenth century." (Heirs of Hippocrates). The work was originally issued in 12 parts from 1822 to 1826. John Lizars studied under John Bell and later became a partner in Bell's anatomy school. The partnership with Bell was eventually dissolved but Lizars continued to teach on his own, and also maintained a private surgical practice. In 1825 Lizars became the first surgeon in Britain to perform an ovariotomy (see Garrison-M. 6026). In 1831 he was appointed professor of surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Lizars' System of Anatomical Plates was by far his most successful work, going through many editions; "the sale of the book in its various forms was reported to be immense" (Roberts & Tomlinson p 505). Lizars' fame as engraver led John James Audubon to engage Lizars to engrave the plates for the elephant folio Birds of America; however, after Lizars had engraved the first ten plates, he recommended to Audubon that this enormous project (requiring over 76,000 elephant folio hand-colored plates for the 175 copies in the edition) be turned over to Robert Havell in London. Lizars' atlas for his brother's System of Anatomical Plates represents the highest quality of artistic production available in Scotland at this date (Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp 504-8). Bookseller Inventory # 002335

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Les oeuvres mathematiques de Simon Stevin de: STEVIN, Simon

Item Description: Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevir, Leyden, 1634. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Two parts in one volume. Folio (350 x 222 mm). [8], 222 [2]; 678 [2] pp. Signatures: *4 A-S6 T4, a-3a6, 3b4, 3c-3l6. Including half-title, title-page printed in red and black and with Elzevier device, numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in text, final blank and errata leaf (with instructions to the binder where to paste cut-out paper slips). 18th century calf, spine with 6 raised bands, gilt in compartments and with gilt-lettered morocco label (spine ends repaired, boards rubbed, corners bumped, extremities worn). Text browned as usual (some leaves stronger) and with occasional spotting. Provenance: Bibliotheque des Arts de Lyon, Conservatoire des Arts, Lyon (smal ink stamps to title-page). A good wide-margined copy, complete with the final blank and the rare errata leaf. ---- Brunet V:535; Stanitz 32; Smith, Rara Arithmetica, 1908, pp. 386-389; Willems 413; Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 303-304. SECOND EDITION, edited by Albert Girard, containing l'arithmetique, cosmographie, practique de geometrie; l'art ponderarire ou la statique; l'optique; la fortification, etc. It also includes the "Appendice Algebraique, contenant regle generale de toutes equations" with a general rule to solve numerical equations of every degree. The "best and most complete edition of Stevin's writings on scientific topics. [.] The work on statics is considered to be the first systematic treatise of mechanics and hydrostatics since Archimedes." (Robert & Trent). "First published at Leyden in 1594, the only known copy of the first edition was destroyed at Louvain during World War I" (Willems). Includes "not only his mathematical research, but also his works on statics and hydrostatics, geography, astronomy and fortifications. Stevin wrote in Flemish, and his work was translated into French and Latin within his lifetime. An octavo edition of Stevin's work on arithmetic, also translated by Girard, was published by the Elseviers at Leiden in 1625" (Brunet). Bookseller Inventory # 002400

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Systême de la Nature. Ou des Loix: HOLBACH, Paul-Henry Thiry,

HOLBACH, Paul-Henry Thiry, Baron d'

Published by [Marc-Michel Rey], Amsterdam (1770)

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Item Description: [Marc-Michel Rey], Amsterdam, 1770. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Systême de la Nature. Ou des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral. 'Londres' [i.e. Amsterdam]: [Marc-Michel Rey], 1770. 2 parts in two volumes. 8vo (200 x 124 mm). [12], 370; [4], 412 pp., including half-title and 4pp. errata bound after contents in first vol. Contemporary polished calf, boards ruled in gilt, plain spines richly so and with double red morocco labels, all edges gilt (extremities rubbed, corners worn, boards soiled, rubbed and stained, joint to upper board of vol. II split at foot), marbled endpapers. Internally only little browned in margins, ink signature to titles, leaves D4-5 vol. I soiled, faint dampstaining to a few leaves in vol. II, very minor occasional spotting. Provenance: bookplate with the arms of the Verthamon family to front pastedown of vol. I (removed in vol. II); Kachanska? (signature to title pages). A fine set in original binding. ---- PMM 215; Kress 6737; Tchemerzine VI, 243. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with comma after 'Londres' in imprint and the errata leaves). Published under the late Mirabaud's name to avoid censure. "In the Systeme, Holbach rejected the Cartesian mind-body dualism and attempted to explain all phenomena, physical and mental, in terms of matter in motion. He derived the moral and intellectual faculties from man's sensibility to impressions made by the external world, and saw human actions as entirely determined by pleasure and pain. He continued his direct attack on religion by attempting to show that it derived entirely from habit and custom. But the Systeme was not a negative or destructive book: Holbach rejected religion because he saw it as a wholly harmful influence, and he tried to supply a more desirable alternative" (PMM 215). Bookseller Inventory # 002396

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Vasorum Lymphaticorum Corporis Humani Historia et Ichonographia.: MASCAGNI, Paolo

MASCAGNI, Paolo

Published by Pazzini Carli, Siena (1787)

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Item Description: Pazzini Carli, Siena, 1787. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Imperial folio (560 x 415 mm), [4], 138 pp., engraved allegorical title vignette, engraved dedication leaf within border and 41 plates, of which 14 are accompanying duplicate outline key plates, title a little soiled at margins with library stamps to foot, mounted on stub, light finger-soiling to plate margins, final outline plate enhanced at guard and with paper repair at lower corner. Early 20th-century quarter tan calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt and with 6 raised bands, gilt morocco lettering piece (very minor rubbing and soiling). Minor occasional, mainly marginal foxing and thumb-soiling to text and plates, some wrinkling to leaves. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Gerald Sugarman. A fine copy, printed on strong paper, the stunning plates in fine condition. ---- Wellcome IV, 73; Norman 1450; Heirs of Hippocrates 1099; Choulant-Frank 315-316; Garrison-Morton 1104; Waller 6295. - FIRST EDITION. Mascagni was appointed professor of anatomy at the University of Siena at the age of 22; in 1784 he submitted to the Academie des Sciences in Paris his Prodrome d'un ouvrage sur le systeme des vaissaux limphatiques. This was followed by the present work, a magnificent production, which gained him lasting fame and paved the way for progress in anatomy, physiology and clinical medicine, since half of the lymphatic vessels now known were discovered by him. His extremely detailed discoveries of naked-eye anatomical distribution of the lymphatics could only be described through illustrations. For this purpose Mascagni hired Ciro Santi, a painter and engraver from Bologna who lived in Sienna until about 1780. Santi prepared 27 drawings and engraved 27 spectacular copperplates and 16 key plates. These depict vessels in some of the finest detail present in anatomical illustration before the advent of photography. Bookseller Inventory # 002336

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Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas maximi minimive proprietate: EULER, Leonhard

EULER, Leonhard

Published by Marc-Michel Bousquet, Lausanne & Geneva (1744)

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Item Description: Marc-Michel Bousquet, Lausanne & Geneva, 1744. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (236 x 189 mm). [4], 322, [2] pp., including initial blank and final leaf of binder's instructions, title page printed in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut head-piece and initial, 5 folding engraved plates bound at end (plate IV misbound after plate V). Contemporary full calf, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and with red morocco label titled in gilt, red sprinkled edges (extremities little rubbed, top spine repaired, corners bumped). Light browning of text leaves, some worming to inner margin not affecting text, occasional light spotting of outer margins, bibliographic pencil notations to first free endpaper. Provenance: L. Jose Luiz de Souza (signed on title page). Horblit 28; Dibner 111; Sparrow 60; Norman 731; Roberts & Trent 104; Enestrom 65; D.S.B. IV, p.479. FIRST EDITION. With the publication of this work, the calculus of variations came into being as a new branch of mathematics. Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) was "one of the most prolific and versatile mathematicians and founder of modern fluid dynamics. In the above book he presented his calculus of variations, derived from his studies of isoperimetrical curves, a method for finding the variation when the values of some or all the expressions are varied" (Dibner). "Starting with several problems posed by Johann and Jakob Bernoulli, Euler was the first to formulate the principal problems of the calculus of variations and to create general methods for their solution" (D.S.B.). Of equal significance for the development of mechanical science is the first of two appendices, in which Euler applied the calculus of variations to several problems in the theory of elasticity. "In this appendix, which was in fact the first general work on the mathematical theory of elasticity, Euler studied bending and vibrations of elastic bands. and of a plate under different conditions. and deduced the famous Euler buckling formula, or Euler critical load, used to determine the strength of columns" (D.S.B.). Bookseller Inventory # 002404

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Anatomia Corporum Humanorum Centum et Viginti Tabulis.: COWPER, William

COWPER, William

Published by Nicholaus Muntendam, Utrecht (1750)

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Item Description: Nicholaus Muntendam, Utrecht, 1750. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Large Folio (517 x 362 mm). 71 unnumbered leaves of letterpress text, signed [ ]1, A-C2, A2, C-3N, *6. With engraved frontispiece, title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Complete with 119 engraved plates on 118 leaves (including 3 folding, the last 2 plates on a single sheet). Rebound in 20th-century half vellum over marbled boards under use of old material (some soiling of boards and spine, light rubbing). Internally with little even browning throughout, some minor spotting and thumb-soiling to text and plates, faint marginal dampstains to some plates, plate 10 (a folding) with closed tear. Provenance: Lurley Manor and Fort Hill (bookplates to front pastedown); collection of Dr. Gerald Sugarman. Overall, a near fine copy of this impressive text. ---- NLM/Blake 102; Heirs of Hippocrates 468 (1st ed.); Garrison-M. 385.1; Choulant 252f. - Second Latin edition (first published in 1739). "With this work, first published in English in 1698, Cowper provided one of the better-known stories of theft in medical history. Of the 114 plates in this collection, only nine were original with Cowper. All of the others were the work of Bidloo and were published in his Anatomia Humani Corporis in 1685. Cowper obtained three hundred sets of Bidloo's plates, pasted his own name over that of Bidloo on the title page, made a few corrections in ink, added nine plates of his own, translated the text into English, and published the whole under his own name. Bidloo, naturally incensed over this plagiarism, arraigned Cowper before the Royal Society, and the two engaged in an exchange of polemical writings." (Heirs of Hippocrates, discussing the first Latin edition of 1739). Bookseller Inventory # 002334

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De sedibus, et causis morborum per anatomen: MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista

MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista

Published by ex typographia Remondiniana, Venice (1761)

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Item Description: ex typographia Remondiniana, Venice, 1761. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Two volumes in one. Folio (357 x 230 mm). [10], ix-xcvi, [2] 3-298, [2]; [2] 3-452 pp., including the scarce half-title and final blank to first volume, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Jean Renard in first volume, both title-pages with engraved allegorical vignettes, first title printed in red and black. Contemporary calf, spine with 6 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and with label titled in gilt (boards rubbed, corners worn and bumped), red-sprinkled edges. Internally crisp and clean with only very minor marginal spotting and little occasional ink soiling at edges, two leaves (pp.445-8) detached. A fine copy. ---- PMM 206; Dibner 125; Norman 1547; Grolier Medicine 46; Heirs of Hippocrates 792; Wellcome IV, 178; Garrison-M. 2276; NLM/Blake 312; Osler 1178; Waller 6672 - First edition, first issue, of Morgagni's main work and ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORKS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE. "Morgagni was the true founder of modern pathological anatomy" (Garrison-Morton). Morgagni, Professor of Anatomy at Padua, used evidence from his experience and records of some 700 post-mortem dissections, to establish a procedure of basing diagnosis and treatment on a detailed knowledge of the anatomical conditions of common diseases, i.e. a classification of symptoms rather than diseases. The work includes a number of descriptions of new diseases, many of which have remained classics until recent times. Bookseller Inventory # 002390

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De omnibus agriculturae partibus, & de plantarum: CRESCENZI, Pietro de
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Item Description: Heinrich Petri, Basel, 1548. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. March 1548. Folio (313 x 201 mm). [12], 1-120, 113-385, [3] pp. Signatures: a6, A-Z6, Aa-Kk6. Roman type, woodcut printer's device on title and on verso of last leaf, dedication page (a2r) with four-part woodcut architectural border, 189 small text woodcuts showing scenes of agriculture and animal husbandry, animals, and plants, woodcut historiated initials. Later cardboard binding (spine and front board restored). Internally only little browned, very minor spotting in places, first 6 leaves with light waterstain, leaves F1-2 and H4-Q6 with extensive annotations and markings in black ink (a few holes in blank margin due to ink corrosion). Author's name engraved at lower edge. Collated complete. ---- Adams C-2929; Hunt 58; Crossgrove, "Medicine in the Twelve Books on Rural Practices of Petrus de Crescentiis" In: Manuscript Sources of Medieval Medicine. 1995, pp. 81-103. Second Petri edition (the first 1538), handsomely printed and illustrated with a series of woodcuts unique to Petri's editions. "Petri seems to have used an entirely different set of blocks for all of the illustrations for his edition. The woodcuts of plants are finely cut, delicate and liv ely, and much in the character of the best done in Brunfels and Fuchs, though a good deal smaller" (Hunt). Bookseller Inventory # 002307

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Anatomia Humani Corporis, centum & quinque tabulis,: BIDLOO, Govard

BIDLOO, Govard

Published by For the Widow of Joannes van Someren, the Heirs of Joannes van Dyk, Henry Boom and Widow of Theodore Boom, Amsterdam (1685)

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Item Description: For the Widow of Joannes van Someren, the Heirs of Joannes van Dyk, Henry Boom and Widow of Theodore Boom, Amsterdam, 1685. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Large Folio. Large Folio (503 x 353 mm). Collation *6 (A-3Q)1, 68 unnumbered text leaves. Includes engraved allegorical additional title, engraved portrait by Abraham Bloteling after Gérard de Lairesse, 105 numbered engraved plates after Lairesse, probably by Bloteling (nos. 10 and 23 folding), woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut initials and tail-pieces. Contemporary gilt-panelled red morocco (top and bottom spine compartments damaged, hinges cracked but holding, corners worn and bumped, boards and extremities rubbed), cut edges partially gilt, marbled endpapers. Minor occasional spotting and marginal finger soiling, occasional offsetting from plates, small stain in blank area of letterpress title; plates 46, 49, and 63 with small stains, plate 10 torn and repaired on verso, separated at fold and partly creased. Provenance: Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau*, inscription on first flyleaf ('ex bibliotheca Tilesiana, Lips[iae], 1800'); Rush Medical College Library (bookplate on front pastedown, their stamp on verso of additional title and portrait, recto of letterpress title, and a few text leaves). A fine copy with ample margins. Complete. ---- Norman 231; Choulant, pp. 250-3; Heirs of Hippocrates 667; Garrison-M 384; NLM/Krivatsy 1238; Russell, British Anatomy, 211; Roberts & Tomlinson pp. 309-17; Wellcome II, p.165; Waller 1039; Dumaitre, La Curieuse Destinie des Planches Anatomiques de Girard de Lairesse (1982). - First Edition and very rare when complete (portrait and plate no. 2 are often lacking). "Bidloo, professor of anatomy at The Hague, was at one time physician to William of Orange. An English contemporary, William Cowper, furnished his Anatomy of humane bodies almost completely with engravings plagiarized from this book by Bidloo, who promptly and publicly excoriated Cowper in a published communication to the Royal Society. Before the days of copyright, this is one of the most famous instances of plagiarism in the history of medicine.These plates are considered among the finest illustrations of the Baroque period,." (Heirs of Hippocrates 667). "The value of Bidloo's 'Anatomia' lies chiefly in the 105 fine copperplate engravings drawn by Gerard de Lairesse, and engraved by Pieter van Gunst. These are masterpieces of Dutch baroque art" (Garrison-M). "One of the finest anatomical atlases of the Baroque period. The 105 plates were drawn by the painter Gerard de Lairesse, under whose influence the French style of Poussin and Lorraine became dominant in Holland. For Lairesse, the anatomical illustrations Bidloo asked him to undertake were an occasion for an artistic meditation on anatomy: he displayed his figures in an emotional, almost tender manner, contrasting the raw dissected parts with the full, soft surfaces of uncut flesh, placing flayed, bound figures in ordinary nightclothes or bedding, setting ordinary household objects such as books, jars or cabinets in the same scene as cut-up torsos or limbs, and in one plate showing a fly crawling on an opened abdomen. His illustrations brought the quality of Dutch still-life painting into anatomical illustration, and gave a new, darker spritual expression to the significance of the act of dissection. According to the most recent scholarship, the plates were probably engraved by Abraham Bloteling, inventor of the rocker tool for mezzoprint engraving." (Norman 231) "The book took six years to make, and it was not a best seller, even by 17th-century standards. The publisher probably sold the plates to try to recoup some of his losses. But today, the 100 copies still in existence are the prized treasures of the world's great academic libraries, among them Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale and Vassar" (Vassar College Libraries). *Wilhelm Gottlieb Tilesius von Tilenau (1769-1857) was a German naturalist, explorer, physician, draftsman and engraver. Bookseller Inventory # 002322

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The physician's pulse watch or an essay: FLOYER, John

Item Description: Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, London, 1710. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The physician's pulse watch or an essay to explain the old art of feeling the pulse and to improve it by the help of the pulse watch. London: Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, 1707. The Pulse Watch Vol. 2. Or, an Essay to discover The Causes of Diseases, and a rational Method of curing them by Feeling of the Pulse. London: Printed for J. Nicholson, W. Taylor, and H. Clements, 1710. Two volumes, 8vo (187 x 117 mm, 203 x 117 mm). [26], 440 pp., signatures A? a4 chi1 B-2F?; [8], xxviii, 468 pp., signatures A? a? b6 B-2G? 2H². Including the separate advertisement leaf before p.1. Contemporary non-matching calf, neatly rebacked to match with gilt rules and red leather labels (some wear of extremities). Text very little browned, some spotting and scattered soiling (p.16 of vol. II stronger soiled in margin). Provenances: Denis Gibbs* (armorial bookplate to vol. I), Robert Wells, Wardle Road (ink stamp to free endpaper of vol. I), Geo. Bates, London, Feb. 17, 170? (signature to free endpaper of vol. I); George Paterson of Castle Huntly (1734-1813, armorial bookplate to vol. II). ---- Garrison-Morton 2670; Wellcome III, p.35; NLM/Blake 149; Waller 3092 and Osler Cat. 2618 (vol. I only). FIRST EDITION, with the EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SECOND VOLUME. The author was the first to use a watch to count the pulse-his watch ran for a minute-which made an accurate study of the rate of the pulse possible; his method is now, of course, universal. He also tried to estimate the blood volume and to compare it with the body weight. In the appendix there is a translation of extracts from the rare work on Chinese medicine by Cleyer (1682) dealing with Chinese pulse lore. "Before watches had hands to record the seconds, Floyer invented a pulse-watch which divided the minute. He was the first to count the pulse with the aid of a watch and to make regular observations on the pulse-rate" (Garrison-M.). Volume I has an advertisement for other works by Floyer and 'The pulse watch', printed as a single leaf (chi1) with the note "Place this after the Contents". Volume II has a variant title-page: The pulse watch.; these essays are added as an appendix, I. An essay to make a new sphygmologia., II. An inquiry into.the respirations., III. A letter concerning the rupture in the lungs, which is the cause of the asthma in mankind. with an individual title-page for essay III. The second volume (often lacking) was published in 1710 and contains the first English translation of Michal Piotr Boym's 1682 Specimen medicinae Sinicae, on Chinese pulse lore (see Garrison-Morton 6492). Complete sets of this work are very rare, volume II usually being missing; even the Dr. Bedford copy in the Royal College of Physicians is imperfect. *Denis Gibbs was co-editor with Philip K. Wilson of "Advice to a Young Physician" by Sir John Floyer MD (1649-1734) of Lichfield in Staffordshire, William Sessions Ltd, 2007. Bookseller Inventory # 002402

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Pathological Anatomy. Illustrations of the Elementary Forms: CARSWELL, Robert

CARSWELL, Robert

Published by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman for the author, London (1838)

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Item Description: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman for the author, London, 1838. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (362 x 268 mm). 109 unnumbered leaves, 48 fine hand-colored lithographed plates after Carswell, protected by tissue guards. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with black label lettered in gilt (boards and extremities rubbed, boards somewhat bent outward, upper joint split at head of spine, spine ends and label chipped), marbled endpapers. Some light browning and occasional, mainly marginal, spotting to text and plates. Provenance: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (ink stamp on title verso). A good unstained copy. ---- Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 1501; Norman 408; Osler 2250; Garrison-Morton 2291; Goldschmid 156; Wellcome II, p.306. - FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. Carswell's atlas, which he illustrated himself, is one of the most beautiful atlases of pathology. The work was originally issued in 12 fascicules between January 1833 and January 1838, and it was then issued in book form, in an edition which probably did not exceed 300 copies. The work's importance was swiftly recognized, and it remained esteemed throughout the century, as J. F. Payne's opinion of 1886 demonstrates: "These illustrations have, for artistic merit and for fidelity, never been surpassed, while the matter represents the highest point which the science of morbid anatomy had reached before the introduction of the microscope" (DNB). Sir William Osler, who began his career as a pathologist, notes: "Carswell. studied morbid anatomy in Paris under Louis. He was commissioned by University College, London, to prepare a collection of pathological drawings, and in about three years (1828-31) he completed a series of 2,000 water-colour drawings of diseased structures, which is still preserved at the College, where he was appointed professor of anatomy. The plates for his great work on pathological anatomy were furnished from his own drawings and put upon the stone by himself. These illustrations have, for artistic merit and for fidelity, never been surpassed, while the matter represents the highest point which the science of morbid anatomy had reached before the introduction of the microscope" (Osler, Bibliotheca Osleriana, 2250). Rivaled for beauty and accuracy only by Cruveilhier's Anatomie pathologique du corps humain, this work "is rightly regarded as one of the finest pathological atlases ever produced." (Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 1501). "The beautiful hand-colored lithographed plates . include good representations of post-mortem digestion of the stomach, cirrhosis of the liver, dry gangrene of the toes, endocarditis, and tuberculosis of the lungs and intestine" (Norman); these plates also include "the first illustration (in color) 'of the brain in general paralysis of the insane'" (Hunter and MacAlpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry, 1535-1860, p. 784). Bookseller Inventory # 002398

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The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Translated: NEWTON, Isaac

NEWTON, Isaac

Published by Benjamin Motte, London (1729)

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Item Description: Benjamin Motte, London, 1729. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Two volumes. 8vo (198 x 120 mm). Volume I with engraved frontispiece by A. Motte, [38], [1] 2-320 pp. and with 25 folding engraved plates (numbered I to XXV); volume II with engraved frontispiece by A. Motte, [2], 393, [13], viii, 71 [1] pp. and with 19 folding engraved plates (numbered I to XIX), 3 unnumbered additional folding engraved plates bound at the end, and 2 folding tables. Leaf a3 (pp. v-vi) is misbound before p. ii. In all, there are 2 frontispieces, 47 plates, 2 tables and 3 head-pieces by Motte, as called for. Both volumes are bound disparately (but perfectly matching, the first volume being just a few mm taller) in contemporary calf and are housed in a custom-made slipcase. There is some gilt ruling to spine and boards. All hinges are restored. Spine ends scuffed. Spine, boards and extremities rather worn. Both volumes are in its original bindings with the spines untouched (not rebacked). Internally, both volumes are exceptionally crisp with only little occasional dust soiling or browning mainly at margins. The final plate XXV in volume I is creased and bit frayed, the fore-edge of leaf K7 has a tear not affecting text. The frontispiece of volume II has a tear at the fore-edge with little loss in blank margin, plate XII is a bit spotted, and there is an old repair of a short tear in plate XV. Otherwise, both volumes are internally completely untouched and in near fine condition, with full margins, and in its first bindings. Provenance: William Marrat* (inscribed on front pastedown of vol. I "W. Marrat, Boston, 1808"), Edward Page, Walkington (inscribed on vol. I title-page dated 27 March 1815). Occasional pencil marginalia by a learned mathematician, possibly by William Marrat in volume I. Geo(rge) Gouldworth (insribed on title-page of volume II, errata corrected in text by his hand). ---- Babson 20; Norman 1587; PMM 161 (1st Lat. ed.); Wallis 23. - FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF NEWTON'S "PRINCIPIA", widely regarded to be the greatest work in the history of science. Motte's translation is highly regarded, and subsequent scholars have made revisions and corrections to the later editions, rather than undertake a new translation themselves. The first edition of Newton's Principia was in Latin, published in 1687. Two further London editions followed, in 1713 and 1726, in addition to a 1714 Amsterdam edition, before the revolutionary work (which Einstein described as "perhaps the greatest intellectual stride it has ever been granted for any man to make") became available to a wider lay audience with this handsomely printed English translation by Motte. It contains John Machin's attempt to rectify Newton's lunar theory, The Laws of the Moon's Motion, according to Gravity, here added to the end of the second volume. Motte's translation of Newton's System of the World occupies page 200 on in the second volume. Because the book saw wide circulation and is of enduring interest, with commensurately heavy use, copies as fresh as this in contemporary bindings are of genuine rarity. *William Marrat (1772-1852) worked as a printer and publisher while at Boston, Lincolnshire. In 1811-12 he, in conjunction with Pishey Thompson, ran The Enquirer, or Literary, Mathematical, and Philosophical Repository, Boston. At other times Marrat was a teacher of mathematics, in Lincolnshire and elsewhere. He lived in New York from 1817 to 1820, and edited there The Scientific Journal (imprint "Perth Amboy, N. J. and New York", 1818, nine numbers). He returned to England and settled at Liverpool in 1821. George Boole taught at his school in 1833. From 1833 to 1836 Marrat was mathematical tutor in a school at Exeter. He was for fifty years a contributor to mathematical serials, including The Ladies' Diary and The Gentlemen's Diary, The Receptacle, The Student, and the Leeds Correspondent. His first book was An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Mechanics, Boston, 1810, pp. 468. During 1814-16 he wrote The History of Lincolns. Bookseller Inventory # 002406

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De animalibus. Alberti Magni de rerum proprietatibus: ALBERTUS MAGNUS

ALBERTUS MAGNUS

Published by Simon Nicolai Cardella de Luca, Rome (1478)

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Item Description: Simon Nicolai Cardella de Luca, Rome, 1478. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (327 x 225 mm). 390 (of 392) leaves. Without printed signatures and page numbers, collation: [a8; b12 c-g10 h8 i-k10 l-q8 r-u10 x8 (-x1^8) y-z10 A10 B8 C-S10]. Lacking bifolium [x1^8], blank [b1] present. Title and imprints from colophon on leaf [S3] recto. Text printed in gothic type in two columns, tables of contents also in three, and printer's register in four columns. 18th century half vellum over marbled boards, spine titled and ruled in gilt (little wear to spine and extremities, corners bumped). Unrubricated copy. Paper only very little browned, a few light brown spots in places, light dampstaining and soiling to final few leaves. Numerous contemporary and later ink marginalia and a few text markings. Provenance: Giacomo Manzoni* (small ex-libris "Jacobi Manzoni" to front pastedown). A fine copy. ---- PMM 17b; Honeyman 49; DSB I, 102; Hain-Copinger-R. 545; GW 587; BMC IV, 75; Goff A-223; Stillwell 566. - FIRST EDITION. One of the outstanding works of scientific interest written between the time of Pliny and the sixteenth century. Based largely on Aristotle, but offset by occasional observations and an attitude of mind indicative of a scientific point of view (Stillwell). Albertus' De animalibus was edited by Fernando de Córdoba for the first printing and is the second zoological work in the history of book printing after Theodor Gaza's translation of Aristotle's De animalibus in 1476. Albertus' De animalibus libri was widely used not only in the 13th and 14th centuries, but also in the age of Humanism, in the form of manuscripts and printed editions as well, and until the first half of the 16th century, it retained its status as an authoritative text. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was available not only in Iatin editions, but also in vernacular translations, enriched with illustrations (Enekel & Smith, Zoology in Early Modern Culture. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2014, p.212). "The year 1249 marked a turning point in the intellectual career of Albert the Great. This was the year he finally acceded to the pleas of his Dominican confreres to compose a work explaining the natural science of Aristotle. The immediate product of this decision was Albert's paraphrastic commentary on the Physics, but there were long-term results as well. This work was but the first part of what was to become one of the major literary productions of the Middle Ages; a production which would establish Albert as, according to his envious contemporary Roger Bacon, an auctoritas on equal footing with Avicenna, Averroes, and Aristotle himself. Albert's project, intended to 'make the new learning of Aristotle intelligible to the Latins,' was largely concerned with the natural sciences. He not only commented extensively on all of Aristotle's libri naturales; but also recorded his own extensive researches in several fields. By far the largest part of this vast compilation of the sciences is that devoted to zoology. Albert's massive De animalibus libri XXVI is not only the longest of his Aristotelian commentaries but also represents one of the most extensive records of empirical observation published before modern times." (K. F. Kitchell Jr., I. M. Resnick, On Animals: A Medieval Summa Zoologica by Albertus Magnus, Review by M. W. Tkacz, The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 55, No. 2, p.371). Two issues of the first edition are known; in the present the printer's name is omitted from the colophon. Both issues of the first edition are very rare: only one complete copies has appeared at auction in the past 60 years. Another copy sold in 2004 was lacking the eight preliminary leaves and in a poorer condition. In our copy, the missing single bifolium in gathering x was apparently never bound in. *Giacomo Manzoni, bibliophile and scion of an aristocratic family of Milan, who died in 1889. His library was sold in 1892-93. Bookseller Inventory # 002305

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Vergnügen der Augen und des Gemüths, in: KNORR, Georg Wolfgang

KNORR, Georg Wolfgang

Published by Knorrs Erben, Nürnberg (1776)

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Item Description: Knorrs Erben, Nürnberg, 1776. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Six parts in two volumes. 4to (252 x 204 mm). Text volume: [5] 6-127 [1], [3] 126-240, [5] 6-52, [5] 6-48 [14], [3] 4-46, [3] 4-76, [1] 2-18, [3] 4-7 [1]. Separate title pages to each part: part 1 dated 1776, part 2 dated 1784, part 3 dated 1768, part 4 dated 1769, part 5 dated 1771, part 6 dated 1772, registers bound at the end of part 4 and 6, 7 pp 'Ehrenrettung' bound at the end of this volume. The first two parts of the revised edition printed on stronger paper than the remaining parts. Plate volume: separate engraved and hand-coloured frontispieces to each part, 190 engraved plates (30 hand-coloured for each part and additional 10 uncoloured white on dark ground in part 6, numbered I-XXX, I*-XXX*, I**-XXX**, I***-XXX***, I****-XXX****, I*****-XL*****), 100 pages of general register to all 6 parts bound at end. Only a few light brown spots and thumb soling can occasionally be found. The title-page and final text pages very little browned, otherwise bright and clean. Mid 19th century half calfs, spine ruled and titled in gilt and with gilt supralibros (a crowned monogramme 'Ph'), marbled edges and endpapers. Boards and extremities rubbed, corners worn, upper hinge of text volume repaired. Overall a crisp set internally with strong and vivid plate coloration, paper completely unrestored, unstained and unmarked and unique with text and plates in revised edition. ---- Nissen, ZBI 2234. SECOND EDITION OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF TEXT AND THE FIRST FOUR PARTS OF PLATES, first edition of the remaining parts and plates. NO COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION CAN BE TRACED BY US. "According to two sources (Agazzis, 1852: 375; Bequaert, 1950: 149), two volumes of an entirely new German edition were published. The first part appeared in 1776 with revised text by P. E. S. Müller, and the second part in 1784 with a revised text by Meuschen. The pagination is stated to be continuous through the two parts (pages 1-240)" (Henrik H. Dijkstra, A collation of the three editions of Georg Wolfgang Knorr's conchological work "Vergnügen" (1757-1775), Basteria, vol. 74(1-3), p.38). Both Agassiz and Bequaert referred to Boehner (1786), a work Dijkstra has not seen and no copy of this Knorr edition could be located by him. "Der zweyte Theil erschien 1784 in fortlaufenden Zahlen von S. 125-240." (Boehmer, Bibliotheca scriptorum historiae naturalis., 1786, p. 444). In fact, no copy of the revised edition could be located by us in any public library and thus this may be the only copy known to exist. In this revised edition, also the text of the engraved frontispieces for the first two parts has been reset from 'Schnecken und andere Geschoepffe.' (as given in the first edition) to 'Schnecken und Muscheln.' in order to match the text of the part 3 to 6 frontispieces. A couple of figures and plate signatures have been redrawn in this edition, especially in parts II and III (e.g. the plates XIV* fig. 2, 3; XV* fig. 4; XXIII* fig. 2, 4, 5; XXIV* fig. 4; XXV* and XXVI* all fig.; XXVII* fig. 1; XXVIII* fig. 1, 3, 4; XXIX* all fig.; XXX* fig. 2, 3; I** to III** all fig. and IV** fig. 2-5). These changes appear to be identical with the Dutch editions Verlustiging der oogen. of part I (1771) and II (1772). Further, the part designation (e.g. "P.III", "P.IV") has been added to the top-left corner of each plate for parts III and IV compared to the first edition where only the final parts V and VI have those signatures. Part 6 contains 10 additional plates depicting white specimens. These plates are uncoloured and the black background is painted in. The plate numbering was done in white paint. With its hand-coloured engraved plates, Knorr's Vergnügen der Augen. can be regarded as one of the finest 18th-century works on shells. Knorr started his work at a time when Linnaeus finished the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae, the starting point for the binominal nomenclature in zoology. Whereas the most important 18th-century conchological works that. Bookseller Inventory # 002405

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