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Item Description: A. Haude, Berlin, 1744. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (246x185 mm). [2]-187 (i.e. 188) pp., engraved frontispiece by F.H. Fritsch, device on title and 4 plates; without the cancel leaf A4 as in almost all copies. Quarter calf, rebacked preserving original spine. Ex libris label by Peter P. Stucker to inner front board, presentation inscription in ink to recto first blank, title with paper repair to lower margin (without loss of text), minor spotting and browning throughout, endpapers renewed. ---- Houzeau/Lancaster 11948 ; Enestroem "Euler" 66; BL London (1); FIRST EDITION. Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) drew up lunar tables in 1744, clearly already studying gravitational attraction in the Earth, Moon, Sun system. In his "Theoria" he calculates the orbits of planets and comets, later refined by Lagrange. Bookseller Inventory # 001703

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Item Description: Jansson-Waesberge, Amsterdam, 1680. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (373x247 mm). [8], 248, [8] pp., including additional engraved allegorical title, seven copper engravings and numerous woodcuts within text. 19th-c three-quarter vellum, spine with printed title (extremities and boards somewhat rubbed). Minor spotting and even light browning throughout. Provenance: Marcel Bekus (ex-libris to front paste-down and small ink stamp to title verso). A fine, unstained copy with ample margins. ---- Garrison-Morton 580, Caillet 5796; Honeyman 1834; Dunnhaupt III, 2348, 34; Krivatsy 6404; Waller 10869; Wellcome III, p.396. FIRST EDITION of this selection from Kircher's voluminous works "which includes the first recorded experiment in hypnotism in animals" (Garrison-M 580). The range of subjects covered encompasses the entire spectrum of his researches, such as astronomy, optics (laterna magica), magnetism, air pressure, harmonics, sundials or waterpipes. Johann Stephan Kestler, the editor, was Kircher's pupil and as Kircher died the year this book was published, it is uncertain to what degree he was involved in its production. Bookseller Inventory # 001966

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Ontledingen en ondekkingen. Brieven. [complete set of all 17 parts bound in 5 volumes].

LEEUWENHOEK, Anton van

Published by van Gaesbeeck, Boutesteyn, van Kroonevelt, Leiden & Delft (1684)

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Item Description: van Gaesbeeck, Boutesteyn, van Kroonevelt, Leiden & Delft, 1684. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. A fine set of all 165 letters in Dutch in first edition. Leiden & Delft, 1684-1718. 4to (190-203x146-151 mm). With 100 plates, 3 engraved frontispieces and 123 engraved illustrations in text. Lacking only the engraved portrait of the author in vol. II. Vol. I-III and V in contemporary uniform Dutch vellum boards with spine titled in script, sprinkled edges; occasional toning in first 2 volumes; vol. IV in contemporary calf, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments (extremities little rubbed, corners bumped), light waterstain to top corner of first 40 leaves. Provenance: Signatures of the Rotterdam physician Jan van der Hoeven (1801-68) and his son and grandson of the same name (1834-1900 and 1863-1941), both surgeons; armorial ex-libris of the grandson to front paste-downs of 4 volumes; Kenneth Rapoport, ex-libris to front paste-downs. A fine set of all the 165 letters in Dutch, ALL IN FIRST EDITION, comprising letters 28-146 and I-XLVI (letters 1-27 were not printed in Dutch, though several were published in Latin or English, usually abridged, in the Philosophical Transactions). In 1672 Leeuwenhoek began to make his own microscopes with extremely powerful lenses, with which he examined innumerable organic and inorganic structures. Regner de Graaf introduced him to the Royal Society in 1673, and from then on for half a century he wrote long letters to the Society in which he described a vast array of discoveries. "His most important contributions were made in the fields of microbiology, sexual reproduction, hematology, and plant anatomy. He was the first to recognize the true nature of microorganisms" (Norman). He was the first to observe, inter alia, the red blood cells, and he saw the passage of blood from the arteries to the veins in the fin of a fish in 1688. This event was the final proof of Harvey's circulation theory. He first described, in about thirty letters, microorganisms, including bacteria, protozoa, and rotifers. His discovery of unicellular life made him the father of microbiology. At the suggestion of the medical student Johann Ham, Leeuwenhoek examined seminal fluid and observed spermatozoa, which he dubbed little animals (animalcula). He was convinced that man was preformed in them, and thus started a long-running debate with the Harveian school. He is one of the greatest figures in the history of microscopy, and is with Hooke the only seventeenth-century microscopist about whose technique anything is known. During his lifetime Leeuwenhoek published 165 letters, individually or in collections, in arabic- and roman-numbered series. The present set follows the composition of Dobell's own copies of which he states that "perfect copies, composed of first editions throughout, and with all the plates, are now extremely rare" (Dobell 20). Dobell has seen only one such perfect sets (his own). Dobell 20; Horblit 65; Norman 1301-1315. Bookseller Inventory # 001988

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Geographiae et hydrographiae reformatae nuper recognita et auctae libri duodecim.

RICCIOLI, Giambattista

Published by Giovanni La Noù, Venice (1672)

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Item Description: Giovanni La Noù, Venice, 1672. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio, (356x249 mm). [16], 691 [1] pp., title with large device, printed in red and black, several woodcut text illustrations and diagrams. Contemporary vellum with spine titled in script (boards soiled, hole in front joint), blue-dyed edges. Internally little browned, occasional minor spotting and light dampstaining to the end, title page and preliminaries. Title page little soiled, rear free endpaper lacking, closed tear to Kk3, long inscription in ink to front flyleaf. Provenances: Frederik Heyman (ex-libris to front pastedown), J. F. Ackermann, N. Theod. Reimer (both signed on front flyleaf), R. C. Wagner (signature on title page). Honeyman 2647; Sabin XVII, 196; Alden 672/192 (for chapters dealing with the New World on pages 86-105); DSB XI, 411; Riccardi II, 372. Second enlarged edition. Attempt at a summation of existing geographical knowledge originally published in 1661, "in which he corrected previous data and prepared the way for further developments in cartography" (DSB). The work includes sections on geodetics, hydrography, and navigation, etc., and extensive tables of latitude and longitude based on information supplied by Jesuit missionaries around the world. Bookseller Inventory # 002031

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Item Description: William Crook, London, 1682. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo (133x77 mm). [16], 140 pp. Contemporary full calf (rubbed and scuffed, spine ends chipped, hinges repaired). Title page with paper repair to upper margin (not affecting text but with partial loss of ruled border), lacking front endpaper, internally little browned and soiled. Still good copy of an impossibly rare work. Wing, C1861. - First edition (a second edition was printed in 1685) of this introduction into geography which included matter relating to America. It contains 17 chapters and A TABLE "Of the Modern Names of all the Countries, Provinces, Islands, Cities, Towns, Hills, Seas, Lakes, and Rivers contained in this Book, reduced to an Alphabetical Order, and directing where they may be found in the Maps. Also shewing how the most noted of them were called anciently." Exceedingly rare work, only 2 copies listed on COPAC (Oxford and Cambridge) plus one imperfect copy in the Huntington Library. No copy recorded at auctions. Bookseller Inventory # 002032

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The general theory of employment, interest and money.

KEYNES, John Maynard

Published by Macmillan, London (1936)

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Item Description: Macmillan, London, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (215x134 mm). xii, 403 pp. Original publisher's cloth lettered in gilt on spine, in original dustwrapper. Clean pages with no markings or annotations. Endpapers tanned. Former owner's inscription on flyleaf. Slight mould staining to front pastedown. Moderate wear and scuffing to boards, mainly on spine, edges and corners. The lower front edge has some damage on the corner and in the spine region, and crushing to the spine ends. Some bleach markings and dulling to cloth of boards. Dust jacked expertly restored with repairs to chipped and torn paper at upper and lower margin of covers and spine affecting letters. The dust jacket is heavily tanned. Still a good copy. ---- PMM 423. First edition, 2nd printing (March 1936). The most influential work of economics of modern times. Keynes was to dominate the international conference at Bretton Woods, out of which came the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; and his influence during the ensuing decades, even on his theoretical opponents, has been such that a highly placed American official recently remarked that 'we are all Keynesians today' (PMM 423). Bookseller Inventory # 002030

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Tabulae Rudolphinae, quibus astronomicae scientiae, temporum longinquitate collapsae restauratio continentur.

KEPLER, Johannes

Published by Saur (für G. Tambach in Frankfurt), Ulm (1627)

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Item Description: Saur (für G. Tambach in Frankfurt), Ulm, 1627. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (350 x 235 mm). With engr. frontispiece by G. Celer, numerous woodcuts diagrams within text and the Sportula bound at the end of part II. [18], [1] 2-120; [1] 2-119 [1]; 122-125 [3] pp. Some foxing and browning, heavier to second quire and Sportula. Few old annotations, slight dampmarking in places. Repaired tear to h2 not affecting text, k3v somewhat shaved at fore edge affecting a few letters of the marginals, small hole to N4 with slight loss, frontispiece mounted (repairs to tears w/o loss of image), lower title page with old ownership inscription, ex library Vincenzo Branciforti, member of a famous Sicilian noble family in the 18th century, and the Jesuit College "Collegii Panormitani" in Palermo. Contemporary full vellum, soiled and rebacked. A very good, broad margined copy. ---- Sparrow 116; Caspar 79; Norman 1209; Zinner 5063; Dibner 6 (with image of front.) - First edition. First quire (incl. title) in first state, with all features present according to Caspar (short dedication to Brahe). The second quire [ ):( ):( to ):():(2v ] present in third state (56 lines and marginals in italics Antiqua). With the appendix "Sportula" to part 1, issued in 1629 [pp. 121-125, 1l.], but without the word map dated 1630, found in some copies and most likely printed after 1658. Also not present is the appendix by J. Bartsch which was issued after Kepler's death and attached to very few copies only.The frontispiece present with the signature variant "Cöler".- THE CHIEF VEHICLE FOR THE RECOGNITION OF HIS ASTRONOMICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS' (DSB). - "These tables remained the foundation of all planetary calculations for over a century. Also of importance is the table of logistic logarithms, Kepler's own invention, and that of refractions. The book has an elaborate frontispiece containing figures of Hipparchus, Copernicus, Brahe and Ptolemy in consulation" (Sparrow). - On his deathbed in 1601, Tycho Brahe urged Kepler to complete his long-projected astronomical tables, to be based on Tycho's mass of observations and named after their patron Rudolph II. Kepler worked on these for years, with frequent interruptions. 'In excusing the long delay in publication [Kepler] mentioned in the preface not only the difficulties of obtaining his salary and of the wartime conditions but also "the novelty of my discoveries and the unexpected transfer of the whole of astronomy from fictitious circles to natural causes, which were most profound to investigate, difficult to explain, and difficult to calculate, since mine was the first attempt"' (DSB). - The greatly improved accuracy of Kepler's tables over previous planetary tables was due in part to his discovery of the laws of planetary motion, but also to the 'happy calamity', as he put it, of his initiation into Napier's logarithms. Kepler created his own logarithmic tables (published in 1624), and used them for the complex calculations required to determine planetary orbits. The superiority of his tables 'constituted a strong endorsement of the Copernican system, and insured the tables' dominance in the field of astronomy throughout he seventeenth century' (Norman). Bookseller Inventory # 001706

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A New System of Chemical Philosophy. In 3 parts

DALTON, John

Published by Russell, Manchester (1808)

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Item Description: Russell, Manchester, 1808. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Manchester: S. Russell for R. Bickerstaff, 1808 [vol. 1, part I]; Russell and Allen for R. Bickerstaff, 1810 [vol. 1, part II]; the executors of S. Russell for George Wilson, 1827 [vol. 2, part I]. Vol. 1: 8vo (204x125 mm), viii, [2], 220 pp., with four leaves of plates; [8], 221-560 pp., with four leaves of plates. Vol. 2: 8vo (225x145 mm), xii, 357, [3] pp., including half title. Vol. 1: contemporary quarter calf (hinges repaired, some wear to spine ends, rubbed), internally little browned, occasional light spotting and staining; vol. 2: untrimmed and mainly unopened, original drab boards with paper spine and paper label with title in script (boards soiled and bumped, hinges and spine ends repaired, label chipped), RCSI stamps to title and first page, very minor browning, occasional spotting and marginal soiling. A fine, complete set. ---- Dibner 44; Horblit 22; PMM 26; Sparrow 47. - First edition. Very rare when complete with the tree parts and the half title to volume 2 present. While the idea that all matter is composed of singular, indestructible particles goes back to speculative philosophers and scientists (Democritus and Lucretius among the ancients, Newton among the moderns), the great exposition of such a theory and its physical implications is by John Dalton (1766-1844), as presented in his New System of Chemical Philosophy. Here, for the first time, Dalton argued that each of the éléments of Lavoisier - as defined in 1789 - 'is composed of atoms all alike . the composition of each being constant' (PMM 261), the identity of each atom being established by its particular weight. Taking the lightest atom (hydrogen) as his integer, Dalton found that oxygen weighed 6.5 times as much, sulphur thirteen times as much, and so on, providing here (also for the first time) a 'periodic table' of the then-known elements: see pp. 213-15, and p. 219 and the facing plate. He proposed to express the age-old problem of chemical composition in terms of the number of atoms of each contributing element that combined into the smallest unit (later termed a 'molecule') of any compound substance; this model of all physical matter proved confirmable through experiment, and has dominated chemical theory (with modifications) ever since. Dalton's emphasis on the indestuctablity of matter was also 'new' in 1808: 'we might as well attempt to introduce a new planet into the solar system, or to annihilate one already in existence, as to create or destroy a particle of hydrogen' (p.212, see DSB III, p.537ff). Dalton explains the publication strategy of his New System in his Preface: he first intended 'to publish it intire in one volume', but changed his mind in order to 'exhibit and elucidate . those primary Laws, which seem to obtain in regard to heat, and to chemical combinations' as swiftly as possible, being warned by colleagues that 'the interests of science, and his own reputation might suffer by delay'. Since his exposition of 'the doctrine of heat, and the general principles of Chemical Synthesis, are in a good degree independent of the future details, there can no detriment arise to the author, or inconvenience to his readers, in submitting what is already prepared, to the inspection of the public'. Hence Dalton put into print the essential 'Part I' of his New System in May 1808, reserving the 'details' of his experiments and analysis for two years: that supplement, entitled 'Part II', appeared in 1810, with a prefatory apology for its two-and-a-half year delay, and with its pagination continued from that of Part I. A very belated third part (described as 'Volume II, Part I', but effectively a new work under the old title) saw print only in 1827, by which time 'the theory had borne such widespread fruit that Dalton's own conclusions were almost all out-of-date' (PMM). Bookseller Inventory # 001939

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L'Art de convertir le Fer forgé en Acier, et l'Art d'adoucir le fer fondu, ou de faire des Puvrages de fer fondu aussi finis que de fer forgé.

REAUMUR, Rene-Antoine Ferchault de

Published by Michel Brunet, Paris (1722)

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Item Description: Michel Brunet, Paris, 1722. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Large 4to (290 x 215 mm). 568 pp., 17 folding engraved plates by Ph. Simonneau. Contemporary full calf gilt, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, marbled endpapers. Some light marginal spotting and browning. Beautiful copy. ---- Hoover 677; Norman 1803; Singer, Technology III, pp. 28-29; Wolf II, p. 530; Smith, History of Metallography, pp. 102-112. FIRST EDITION. Reaumur's work on converting iron into steel is the first reliable treatise on ferrous metal metallurgy. He "revealed for the first time hitherto secret details of the process and also came very close to the correct explanation of the nature of steel, that it is iron combined with a small quantity of carbon" (Hoover). It also contains information on rendering cast iron ductile. Reaumur's scientific interests covered a great many subjects and he made contributions to various fields including industrial technology, natural history, biology and genetics. Bookseller Inventory # 001947

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Works in Greek] Ilias and Ulyssea. Batrachomyomachia. Hymni XXXII, 2 volumes

HOMER

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Item Description: Heirs of Aldus the Elder, Venice, 1524. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 3rd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. [Works in Greek] Ilias and Ulyssea. Batrachomyomachia. Hymni XXXII, 2 volumes. Venice: Heirs of Aldus the Elder, April 1524. 8vo (162x100 mm), [1-8] 9, 20-26, [1-40], [1-2] 3-277 [1]; [1], 2-251 [1] leaves; signatures (1-7)8 (A-Z)8 (AA-LL)8 MM6; (a-z)8 (A-H)8 I4; titles in Greek and Latin, Aldine device on titles and verso of the final leaf in each volume. Late 18th century red morocco gilt, spines with 5 raised bands (spines slightly faded), cut edges gilt, internally very fresh with only a little very light foxing / browning to first and final few leaves and few mm of light brown staining to fore-margin of a few leaves, old faded inscription to first title page. An exceptionally fine copy with ample margins, free of stamps or markings. ---- Ahmanson-Murphy, Aldine Coll. 197/1; Renouard, Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde, 98:1; Fock, Bibliotheca Aldina, 44; Adams H745; Brunet III, p. 269-70; Graesse III, 326; Fletcher, H.G. New Aldine studies, p. 47-49. - Third Aldine edition, printed in Greek throughout except for the two letters in Latin from Aldus Manucius to Girolamo Aleandro, which were reprinted from the first Aldine edition. The text is based on the 1517 edition, with additional typographic errors. The first volume contains the Iliad and Herodotus' Life of Homer, and the second comprises the Odyssey and Homeric Hymns. Bookseller Inventory # 001958

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Item Description: Smith Elder & Co, London, 1913. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (244x173 mm) preface by Sir Clements Markham, half-titles, titles printed in red and black. 2 photogravure portrait frontispieces, 2 folding panoramas, 8 folding maps, numerous plates after Herbert Ponting, Edward Wilson and others (3 double-page, 18 coloured), publisher's blue cloth (some wear and bumping to extremities, some fading to spines), gilt lettering on spines, pages untrimmed, little occasional spotting and toning. Inscriptions and illustrations to first free endpapers. One of the finest accessible collectors items from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. ---- Conrad p.188; Renard 1386; Rosove 290.A1; Spence 1056; Taurus 77]. FIRST EDITION, the copy of Edward R.G.R. Evans, first Baron Mountevans ('Teddy Evans', commander on Scott's second Antarctic expedition, 1910-13) with two original drawings and his signature. Evans was the last living man to see Captain Scott and his Polar Party on Jan 4.1912. Also signed by Roald Amundsen, Cecil H. Meares, Capt. J. Neil, Cherry Keaton, Hjalmar Riiser Larsen, John Hugh Mather, and John Baptist Lucius Noel. The work is a classic of Antarctic exploration, the official account of Scott's tragic last expedition, arranged from his journals that had been retrieved from his tent in 1912. Scott had attained the South Pole on 18 January, 1912, having been beaten by Amundsen just over a month earlier. But it is the disastrous return journey that made this failed expedition so poignant, with Scott, Oates, Bowers, and Wilson all dying before reaching safety. Edward Evans was sub-lieutenant on the 'Morning', which relieved Scott's first expedition and took Shackleton home. He was selected by Scott himself as second in command of his second expedition and captain of the Terra Nova, which left England in June 1910. He accompanied Scott in January 1912 to within 150 miles of the pole, where he turned back. Struck down by scurvy he was saved only by the devotion of his two companions, Chief Stoker Lashly and Petty Officer Crean. After a brief period of convalescence in England, which he devoted to raising money for the expedition, he returned to take command of the 'Terra Nova' in New Zealand and sailed south, only to find on arrival at Cape Evans in January 1913 that Scott had died in an unparalleled period of bad weather when returning from the pole in March of the previous year. After bringing home the expedition and clearing up its affairs Evans went on half pay and spent some time lecturing in Canada and the United States. He had been promoted commander in 1912." (ODNB). Cape Evans was later named after him. He also was the author of South with Scott, 1921. Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) to become the first men to reach the South Pole in December 1911. In 1926, he was the first expedition leader to be recognized without dispute as having reached the North Pole (Wiki). Hjalmar Riiser Larsen (1890-1965) was a Norwegian aviation pioneer and generally regarded as the founder of the Norwegian Royal Air Force. His polar exploration began in 1925 when Amundsen asked him to be his deputy and pilot for an attempt to fly over the North Pole. John Hugh Mather was a Petty Officer in Capt Scott's crew, and participated in the allied campaign against the Bolsheviks in Arctic Russia and achieved considerable distinction in that area of operations. Cecil H. Meares (1877-1937), was the chief dog handler and Russian interpreter on the Terra Nova expedition. Cherry Keaton, British wildlife photographer and filmmaker, was hired by and accompanied Theodore Roosevelt on his 1909 British East Africa safari and hunting expedition and went on to produce the silent movie "Roosevelt in Africa". Captain John Baptist Lucius Noel was an official photographer on the 1922 and 1924 Everest Expeditions, the 1924 trip famous now for Mallory and Irvines attempt on the. Bookseller Inventory # 001960

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Item Description: T. Warner, London, 1724. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (200x122 mm). [20], 17-427, [1] pp., 3 engraved plates including 1 folding, woodcut head and tail pieces. Contemporary panelled calf, moderate wear to hinges and extremities, rebacked in period style, joints just starting but firm; minor ink spotting on a few leaves, tear to fore margin of Bb7 and gutter of folding plate (without loss), faint dampstaining to first plate. Text evenly browned with some occasional spotting, marginal browning of pastedowns and free endpapers from binder's glue. Good copy of a rare and much sought after work. ---- Sabin 36188. European Americana 724/51; Howes J127 ("aa"); Moore 458. - The second, expanded edition. The source of many enduring pirate facts and legends concerning Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, buried treasure, and the Jolly Roger. The purported author, Captain Charles Johnson, was possibly a pseudonym. Daniel Defoe's 1960 bibliographer asserts that Defoe was the true author (Moore 458), though this attribution has been disputed. "This rare work embodies many items relating to the Colonial History of British America, nowhere else extant, as, the Adventures of Blackbeard, and his Capture by Lieut. Maynard in the James River, Va., Life and Career of Captain Kyd, &c." (Sabin). Bookseller Inventory # 001972

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Die Entstehung des Dieselmotors

DIESEL, Rudolf

Published by Julius Springer, Berlin (1913)

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Item Description: Julius Springer, Berlin, 1913. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (270x192 mm). 158 pp., including 3 folding plates and 83 illustrations in text. Original gilt lettered cloth (little soiling and rubbing to boards), internally clean and unfoxed, some unobtrusive markings in red to a few pages, ink spot to final page, shelf marks in pencil to title. Provenance: Oskar Lasche (presentation inscription by Diesel and ex-libris "Bücherei Dr. Lasche" on front pastedown). Excellent, bright and clean copy. ---- FIRST ENLARGED EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on title less than three weeks before committing suicide on his way to England: "Herrn Direktor Oskar Lasche, mit freundlichen Grüssen, München, 10. Sept. 1913, Dr. Diesel" and the saying in French "Pour faire une omelette il faut casser des oeufs" (you cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs). The book gives a chronological account of the origin of the diesel engine. A brief account of only 90 pp. was published in the preceding 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, including the only other presentation copy in the Richard Green collection (Christie's New York, 17 June 2008, lot 88). The work stands as testimony to Diesel's vision of using renewable energy sources like vegetable oils to fuel his engine. Oskar Lasche (1868-1923) was a German mechanical engineering-, electrical- and railway engineer who early recognized the importance of the Diesel engine, especially in shipbuilding. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the TH Charlottenburg and became Director of the Maschinenfabrik in Berlin-Wedding in 1902. From 1904 on he was the first director of the AEG turbine factory in Berlin-Moabit. Lasche has been known for his steam turbine designs and the construction of the electric fast train under his leadership at the Studiengesellschaft für Elektrische Schnellbahnen, which established a speed world record in 1903 with a speed of 210 km/h. (Wikipedia). 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. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001977

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Item Description: Delalain, Paris, 1775. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (255x198 mm), xxxvii, [3], 654, [2] pp., including half title and 13 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf with richly decorated gilt-tooled spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Some worming to boards, little wear to extremities. Internally little browned, occasional minor spotting. An outstanding copy of a milestone work in metallurgy. ---- Exceedingly rare first edition. Smith, History of Metallography, pp. 132-136: In 1775 Pierre Grignon published the present book on various aspects of iron mineralogy and metallurgy which is of considerable importance to the history of metallurgy and crystallography. Grignon was occupied in the commerical operation of a blast furnace and forge plant and his science stemmed from observations on a much larger scale than those of his laboratry contemporaries. He had the opportunity to see large crystals in shrinkage heads of large castings. The first memoir of structural interest « Mémoire sur les métamorphoses du fer » had been read before the French Academy in 1761, but was not published until 1775. Here, he provides a model of crystal structure which is qualitatively the same as that used by Romé de l'Isle in 1772, by Tobern Bergman in 1773, and particularly by the great Haüy in 1784, and it is not improbable that Grignon's ideas, public but unpublished, provided the stimulus for the mathematical approach of these more famous crystallographers. Although the possibility of solid solutions as a mixed aggregate is implicit in the ideas of many of the corpuscular philosophers, it is Grignon who first describes a crystallographic model of a mixed crystal. - Edition originale. Pierre-Clément Grignon (1723 -1784), savant métallurgiste, maitre de forge, correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, dirigeat les forges de Bayard près de Saint-Dizier. Ami de Buffon, il se livra à divers expériences sur le fer et s'efforça de trouver une méthode pour fondre une meilleure qualité de ce minerai. La fonte des canons représentant une activité de la forge de Bayard, Grignon expérimenta pour leur fabrication une nouvelle matière, la régule de fer ; il participa activement à la rédaction de la section Forges ou l'Art du fer de l'Encyclopédie. Il réuni l'ensemble de ses travaux dans cet ouvrage orné de 13 planches gravées dépliantes. Bookseller Inventory # 001978

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Erz Stuffen und Berg Arten mit Farben genau abgebildet. herausgegeben durch Johann Michael Seligmann / Fossilium metalla et res metallicas concernentium glebae suis coloribus expressae.

SCHMIDEL, Casimir Christoph

Published by Johann Michael Seligmann, Nuremberg (1753)

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Item Description: Johann Michael Seligmann, Nuremberg, 1753. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (254x201 mm). 34 hand-coloured engraved plates (only, of 46) many heightened with gold and silver, 44 pp. only (of 56) of explanatory text plus engraved title page in Latin and 44 pp. only (of 56) of German text plus additional engraved title-page. Modern calf-backed boards with morocco letting pieces to spine, new endpapers, contemporary marbled edges. Internally with only very minor toning and spotting, pp.37-44 of German text misbound among Latin text. A crisp copy with the plates finely colored, very rare in any condition. ---- Hoover 728; DSB XII, 185-86; Honeyman 2796; Freilich Cat. 480. - Rare first edition of a work intended as a guide for miners and prospectors, providing detailed descriptions of the physical properties, localities, and modes of occurrence of various minerals ores, with beautifully coloured illustrations. Schmidel's work is hardly ever found complete, perhaps because of its publication in 28 parts from 1753 to 1765. Three of the four copies in the BL are imperfect, as were the Hoover, Freilich and Honeyman copies. Hoover calls for 46 plates. None of three copies sold at auction since 1980 contained more that 26; the Freilich copy had 21. This copy contains 34 plates an thus constitutes the most complete copy which has come up on the market for many decades. The plates included here are of the highest quality, several being beautifully heightened in silver and gold. "Schmiedel's interests as a naturalist focused on mineralogy, ore mineralogy in particular, and in 1753 he began issuing parts of a book designed to help miners and prospectors recognize the different kinds of metalliferous ore minerals. Erz Stuffen und Berg Arten ("Ore Specimens and Mineral Species of the Mines") consisted of descriptive text written by Schmiedel, complemented by an eventual total of 46 hand-colored copper-plate engravings of mineral specimens. The engravings were nearly all done by the Nuremberg engraver Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762). Seligmann had received his training in art at the Nürnberg Malerakademie, and in his short lifetime created illustrations for many books on science and natural history. Several artists produced the original paintings from which Seligmann executing his engravings; these included J. F. Kiefhaber, N. Gabler, J. C. Keller, J. C. Dietzsch and Christian Leinbarger, with engraving assistance from Johann Sebastian Leitner and Johann Christoph von Mayr. The last plates were issued sometime after 1771" (C. Schuh, 2005. Mineralogy & Crystallography: An Annotated Bibliography of Books Published 1469 through 1919). "The objective of this volume was to accurately portray minerals of economic importance in their "exact" colors, so that miners and prospectors could use it as a handbook and a guide to locate valuable ores. The noted engraver Johann Michael Seligmann [see note below] was responsible for the majority of the fine copper plates which show various specimens of copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold ores. The text, written in both Latin and German, meticulously describes the physical properties and modes of occurrence of the figured specimens, thus anticipating the importance of external characteristics in mineralogy. The specimens shown on the plates are unfortunately not fine crystallized specimens, but typical examples of valuable ores; therefore, one will be disappointed if too much is expected of the illustrations as mineral specimen depictions. They are, however, well executed pictures of ores samples.The Berlinischer Sammlungen review notice of Fossilium Metalla et res Metallicas indicates that sections containing 3 plates were to be issued every 2 months. Probably due to an insufficient number of subscribers however, the flow of new descriptions and plates became erratic, and with only twenty-eight plates distributed, eventually halted in 1765, although by this time, Schmidel's book was highly admired and much used as a practical tool. Bookseller Inventory # 001982

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Item Description: London, 1705. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The history of the most ingenious knight Don Quixote de la Mancha : Written in Spanish By Michael de Cervantes Saavedra. Formerly made English by Thomas Shelton; now Revis'd, Corrected, and partly new Translated from the Original. By Capt. John Stevens. Illustrated with 33 Copper Plates curiously Engraved from the Brussels Edition. London: printed for R. Chiswell, S. and J. Sprint, R. Battersby, S. Smith, and B. Walford, M. Wotton, and G. Conyers, 1706. 2 vols., 8vo (189x114 mm). [20], 416, [4]; [2], 434, [6] pp., including 2 engr. frontispieces and 31 engr. plates in text. Spotting and browning (some leaves stronger), lacking title-page in vol. II, occasional offsetting of pages and plates caused trimming of some headlines, light dampstaining of plate to p.78 in vol. I, little marginal worming to last pages of vol. II. [IDEM] III. A Continuation of the Comical History of the most Ingenious Knight, Don Quixote de la Mancha. By the Licentitiate Alonzo Fernandez de Avellaneda / Being a third volume / never before printed in English / Illustrated with ceveral curious copper cuts / Translated by Captain John Stevens. London: printed for Jeffrey Wale and John Senex, 1705. 8vo (188x115 mm). [18], 437, [4:ads] pp., including engr. frontispiece and 12 engr. plates in text. Even light browning and occasional spotting of text. Vol. I+II uniformily bound in contemporary panelled calf, spines rebacked to style with gilt morocco labels, vol. III with matching new boards and spine. Provenance: Edw. Levino (inscription "Edw. Levino, Jan. 2, 1730" to pastedown of vol. II); William Henry Brockett (ex-libris to pastedown of vol. III). ---- I+II: The second edition of the corrected text by John Stevens (first edition 1700 for vol. I, vol. II is dated 1706). The title page announces "Illustrated with 33 Copper Plates, curiously engraved from the Brussels Edition." These 33 plates, newly engraved by Michael van der Gucht after Savery (Dordrecht: Savery, 1657; Brusells: Mommarte, 1662) and Bouttats (Amberes: Verdussen, 1673), contain 32 chapter illustrations and a frontispiece (the frontis appears twice; once in each volume). Ashbee refers to 33 engravings and two frontis. Our copy has 31 illustrations and two frontis. in the first two vols. The two title pages are not illustrated. These engravings were reprinted in this second 1706 edition. III. First edition and translation of Segundo tomo del Ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the French version of A.R. Lesage (Cf. Brit. Mus. Cat.). Very rare. Worldcat list only 4 places (2 in the UK and 2 in the US). Apparently a complete copy with 12 engr. plates and the frontispiece matching the copy in the New York Public Library. Bookseller Inventory # 001983

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Khozyain I rabotnik (Master and Man)

TOLSTOY, Lev Nikolayevich

Published by V. S. Balashev, St. Petersburg (1895)

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Item Description: V. S. Balashev, St. Petersburg, 1895. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (148x91 mm), [6], 152, [2] pp, with a frontispiece portrait of Tolstoy and 15 text illustrations. Original publisher's wrapper with covers and spine printed in red and black and with illustration to front cover (spine somewhat chipped and cracked, little wear do edges, partial tanning to front- and back-cover). Internally crisp and unmarked. Signed by Tolstoy ("Leo Tolstoy / 22 October 1895.") on half title. Provenance: Walter Nelson Collection of Russian literature, Switzerland. Tolstoy signed books are very rare. ---- Published in the year of the first edition, this is one of Tolstoy's greatest late short stories, a painstakingly crafted parable and a tale of tragedy about the passage from life to death. Written in late 1894, 'Master and Man' was first published simultaneously in the periodical 'Severnyi Vestnik' and by Tolstoy's own publishing house 'Posrednik' in Moscow on March 5, 1895. The story became very popular in short time, with several editions in Russia and translations into English, French and German in the same year. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001992

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Description des experiences de la machine aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier et de celles auxquelles cette decouverte a donne lieu.

FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, Barthelemy de

Published by [Chardon for] Cuchet, Paris (1783)

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Item Description: [Chardon for] Cuchet, Paris, 1783. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1783-1784. 2 volumes, 8vo (204x127 mm). Vol. 1: [i-iii] iv-xl, [1] 2-299, [3], [4] pp., 9 engraved plates (plate v as frontispiece), folding table; Vol. 2: [2], [1] 2-24, *24-24*, 25-62, [67] 68-366, [2] pp., 5 engraved plates (plate I as frontispiece). Contemporary green paste paper boards (light chipping along spine and edges). Internally crisp, with only very minor occasional spotting and toning, offsetting to a few plates, title and frontispiece of vol. 2 slightly soiled, leaves partially untrimmed. Provenance: Gaston Tissandier (ex-libris to front paste-downs); Aéro-club de France (ex-libris stamp and affixed deaccession card to first fly-leaves). A fine, wide margined set with interesting provenance. ---- Dibner, Heralds of Science 179; PMM 229; Norman 769; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 179; Tissandier p.21 (this copy). - FIRST EDITION, second issue, with the four page supplement. "THE FIRST SERIOUS TREATISE ON AEROSTATION AS A PRACTICAL POSSIBILITY" (Printing and the Mind of Man), a detailed historical and technical account of the first balloon flights carried out in 1783 by the brothers Etienne and Joseph de Montgolfier, written by one of their principal sponsors, the geologist Faujas de Saint-Fond. The first successful balloon ascent took place in Annonay on June 5, 1783 using the Montgolfiere' technique of heating air with a straw fire sufficiently to make the balloons rise. Although subscribers preferred the hydrogen balloons invented by the physicist Jacques-A.-C. Charles, whose first launch was a 13-foot balloon from the Champ-de-Mars in August 1783, the Montgolfiers created a sensation by sending up ever more populated hot-air balloons; a trio of farm animals were the first mammals to fly, on September 19, and the first manned ascent followed two months later, on November 20, when Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes ascended from the Bois de Boulogne and crossed Paris, covering a total distance of 5 1/2 miles in approximately 20 minutes. (Rozier was later killed in an attempted balloon crossing of the English Channel.) The second volume contains accounts of later balloon flights, all inspired by the Montgolfiers' initial successes - "their experiments were so successful, and so decisive, that it is inarguably to them that we owe all of the experiments that followed" (vol. 2, pp. 1-2) - including the first flight of a passenger-carrying hydrogen balloon, designed and manned by Jacques Charles, who on December 1, 1783 made a two-hour ascent from Paris, landing near a village 27 miles distant (this trip was also largely underwritten by Faujas de Saint-Fond). Charles's hydrogen balloon, constructed with the aid of the celebrated artisans the Robert brothers, formed the prototype for later modern balloon construction. The copy of Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899), French chemist, meteorologist and aviaton pioneer. He founded and edited the scientific magazine La Nature and wrote several books, including the important bibliography on aeronautics in 1887 ("Bibliographie aéronautique: Catalogue de livres d'histoire, de science, de voyages et de fantaisie, traitant de la navigation aérienne ou des aérostats"). His interest in meteorology led him to take up aviation. His first trip in the air was conducted at Calais in 1868 together with Claude-Jules Dufour, where his balloon drifted out over the sea and was brought back by an air stream of opposite direction in a higher layer of air. In September 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War, he managed to leave the besieged Paris by balloon. His most adventurous airtrip took place in April 1875. Together with Joseph Croce-Spinelli and Théodore Sivel, he was able to reach in a balloon the unheard-of altitude of 8,600 metres. Both of his companions died from breathing the thin air. Tissandier survived, but became deaf. In 1883, Tissandier fit a Siemens electric motor to an airship, thus creating the first electric-powered flight. The technical problems. Bookseller Inventory # 001996

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Item Description: R. Norton for Walter Kettilby, London, 1684. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (313x195 mm). [20], 327 [1] pp., including engraved frontispiece, two engraved plates, engraved illustrations in text (one full-page). Wormtrail through lower margin of approximately 15 leaves occasionally touching text, little dampstain to top margin, little age-toning and very minor spotting in places. Contemporary calf with red morocco spine label (boards, extremities and corners worn, hinges repaired, spine ends chipped). Provenance: William North, 6th Baron North and 2nd Baron Grey (1678-1734), with his large armorial bookplate dated 1703 to front pastedown and signature to title page. Fine copy. ---- Wing B5950 - Rare first English edition of Telluris Theoria Sacra (Latin 1681). The work was the most popular geologic work of the seventeenth century. Thomas Burnet (ca. 1635-1715), a fellow of Christ's College Cambridge, had traveled on the European continent as governor of the earls of Wiltshire and Orrery. During these travels, Burnet had commenced writing his theory of the earth. "Burnet believed that there were four major events in the Earth's history: its origin from chaos, the universal deluge, the universal conflagration, and the consummation of all things." (DSB II, pp. 612-613). Burnet believed that initially the surface of the earth had covered the subterranean waters, but that the Earth flooded when the surface caved into the abyss. Both the Latin and English editions were initially received favourably. "Many praised the style and thought, a few questioned the theory" (DSB). When the book became a subject of greater controversy, Burnet answered the criticism with an expanded Latin edition published in 1689, and a similar English edition in 1691, containing two additional books and 'A review of the Theory of the Earth'. "Whether accepted or ridiculed, the theory helped popularise the idea that the features of the earth's surface were constantly changing" (DSB). The first map shows Europe, Asia, Africa and a poorly defined Indonesian Archipelago and Southern continent, as well as as Terra Incognita at he Poles. The second map shows North and South America (California is still shown as an island). The large figure on p. 101 shows the Earth during the Flood with Noah's Ark perched on Mount Ararat held up by two Angels. Bookseller Inventory # 002000

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Anfangsgründe de Mineralogie.

HAIDINGER, Wilhelm

Published by Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig (1829)

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Item Description: Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig, 1829. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (204x121 mm). vi, 312, [4] pp. 15 engraved plates of crystal structures. Contemporary paper card boards (rubbed and soiled, spine label gone), edges red-dyed, text clean and unfoxed with only little dampstaining towards gutter. ---- Sotheby's Freilich Sale Catalog, 220; Curtis Schuh's Bibliography, Min. Record Lib. - FIRST EDITION. The author's introduction to mineralogy. Wilhelm Haidinger (1795-1871), a prominent Austrian mineralogist, was the first Director of the Imperial Geological Survey founded in 1849 in Vienna. He is also credited with discovering a phenomena that enables detection of plane polarized light, now known as "Haidinger's brushes" in his honor. Bookseller Inventory # 002013

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Vida y hechos del ingenioso cavallero Don Quixote de la Mancha [.] parte primera (-parte segunda).

CERVANTES, Miguel de

Published by En casa de Geronymo y Juanbautista Verdussen, Amberes (1673)

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Item Description: En casa de Geronymo y Juanbautista Verdussen, Amberes, 1673. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1673-1672. 2 volumes. 8vo (176x104 mm). [20], 611, [5]; [16], 649, [7], including engraved frontispiece to each volume and 32 engraved plates (16 for each volume). Near contemporary full red morocco, spines with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, inner hinge of vol. I repaired, plate fol. 198 with repair to lower corner without loss, plate fol. 607 in vol. II offset with upper margin trimmed just touching image. Text with only very minor spotting and light age-toning, few leaves with faint dampstain to lower margin. A very fine copy of this rare edition. ---- Palau 51998. Rare edition, which follows the Brussels 1662 edition by Mommarte. The beautiful illustrations are taken from drawings by Jacob Savery and Frederik Bouttats, half were engraved by the same Bouttats. Volume I is dated 1673 and volume II is dated 1672. Bookseller Inventory # 002028

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De Distributione Geographica Plantarum Secundem Coeli Temperiem at Altitudinem Montium, Prolegomena.

HUMBOLDT, Alexander von

Published by Libraria graeco-latino-germanica, Paris (1817)

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Item Description: Libraria graeco-latino-germanica, Paris, 1817. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (219x140 mm). [6], 249, [5] pp., including half title and one hand-colored folding plate. Contemporary paste paper boards with spine titled in gilt; pages untrimmed, very minor browning and spotting (half title a bit stronger). A fine, clean and wide-margined copy, signed by Humboldt on half title. ---- Pritzel 4328; Lowenberg 145. Stafleu-C. 3144. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. A reprint of the Prologomena from "Nova genera species plantarum" vol. I (1815). - It was one of the earliest attempts to give a rational account of the distribution of plants and to characterize geographical-ecological plant associations and classify the life forms of vegetation (Morton, History of Botanical Science, 441). The coloured engraved plate shows specific vegetation at different altitudes and latitudes and demonstrates how groups of plant and animal species tend to live only within certain climates. Humboldt's work has inspired Darwin to compare and to contrast species in different geographic areas, which informed him about how species adapted to their environment. The dedication and signature by Humboldt is small-sized and hardly readable. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001984

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Anatomia universale [.] rappresentata con tavole in rame ridotte a minori forme di quelle della grande edizione pisana per Antonio Serantoni.

MASCAGNI, Paolo

Published by Batelli Vincenzo, Florence (1833)

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Item Description: Batelli Vincenzo, Florence, 1833. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Large Folio. 2 parts. Large folio (470x335 mm). Loose sheets as issued in two modern folder boxes. Text volume: 292, [4] pp. including title page and index at end. Untrimmed, with slight occasional fraying to margins, light spotting throughout. Plate volume: 150 engraved plates, comprising 75 partly printed in color and hand-finished, and 75 uncolored duplicates in outline. Minor spotting and marginal soiling and fraying to a few plates. Protected in modern cardboard folder with red morocco label to vellum covered spine and boards covered with marbled paste paper. An outstanding, unsophisticated copy as issued. ---- Garrison-Morton 409.1; Wellcome IV, p.73; Roberts & Tomlinson p. 390; Sappol, Dream Anatomy pp.126 and 130; DSB IX, p.154. - Small folio authorized edition of Masgagni's great Anatomia Universa. As incredibly spectacular as the images of the Anatomia Universa were, Antonio Serantoni, the artist responsible for the drawing, engraving, and hand-coloring of that enormous work, recognized that its great size made it excessively expensive and virtually impossible to use. Therefore, three years after completion of the elephantine edition he issued a new edition as a normal-sized folio from Florence, with reduced versions of the spectacular hand-colored plates, and many changes. It is from this version that the work is generally known. Bookseller Inventory # 002007

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Opera omnia : figuris elegantissimis in æs incisis illustrata

MALPIGHI, Marcello

Published by Thomas Sawbridge, London (1686)

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Item Description: Thomas Sawbridge, London, 1686. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (366 x 236 mm). Vol. 1: [8], 15, [5], 78 (i.e. 82] pp., LIV plates, [2], 11 pp., VII plates, 13-35 [1] pp.; Vol. 2: [8], 72, [4], 65-68, 5-44 p., XII plates, [4], 1-12 p., IV plates, 13-20 p., [1], 1-6 p., 1 plate, 7-8 p., 1 plate, 9-20 p., 3 plates, 21-144 p., 2 plates, XXXIX plates, final blank. Main titles of both vols. printed in red and black, vol. 1 with engraved allegorical frontispiece, 116 engraved plates plus 7 smaller engraved illustrations inserted; appendix De Ovo Incubato with separate title page bound at end of vol. 1, title pages of vol. 2 misbound after p. 35 of Epistolae. de Anatome Plantarum, plate III of part 2 bound after plate IV and plate VI before plate V, small plate 1 of Pulmonibus Epistola II pasted onto plate 2. Contemporary calf, rebacked and refurbished. Interior clean, very minor browning and virtually unspotted, one leaf with marginal paper repair. A fine, complete copy. A sometimes mentioned portrait and additional frontispiece to volume 2 is not an original part of this first edition. ---- Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 141; Wing M342B, M344; cf. Garrison-Morton 66, variant imprint; cf. NLM/Krivatsy 7319; Nissen 2656. First edition and one of the grandest productions of the Royal Society, with the rare frontispiece; this handsome folio contains the collected works of Malpighi (1628-94), the founder of histology and the greatest of the microscopists; they are today very scarce on the market. The first title is the first complete edition of his collected works published during his lifetime; all three works are splendid examples of bookmaking. Included here are Malpighi's great masterpieces on the anatomy of plants, the embryonic development of the chick (which makes him the founder of descriptive or iconographic embryology), the anatomy of the silkworm (the first monograph on an invertebrate), the discovery of the existence of capillaries (which completed the chain of the circulation of the blood postulated by Harvey), and his observations on the lungs (which overthrew the current conceptions of the pulmonary tissues demonstrating their true vesicular nature). Malpighi's writings were first collected in Le Clerc and Manget's Bibliotheca Anatomica (Geneva: 1685), but without his Anatome Plantarum and De Bombyce. Also, "the two folio volumes of this London edition are far more handsomely printed, in much larger type, and the drawings are beautifully reproduced and widely spaced upon the plates" (Adelmann, I, p. 509). Bookseller Inventory # 001937

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Opera physica anatomica: de formato foetu, de venarum ostiolis, de formatione ovi et pulli, de locutione et eius instrumentis, de brutorum loquela.

FABRICI, Girolamo (FABRICIUS AB AQUAPENDENTE, Hieronymus)

Published by Roberti Meglietti, Padua (1625)

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Item Description: Roberti Meglietti, Padua, 1625. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 5 parts in one volume. Folio (403 x 273 mm). General title with engraved printer's device, [4], 150, [2] pp, 34 plates (including unnumbered plate on verso of plate XI, 11 double page); 23 [1] pp., 8 plates (1 double page); 68, [2] pp., 7 plates (including 4 unnumbered bound at the end); 27, [5] pp., 1 plate; 27, [3] pp. In total fifty engraved copper plates of which twelve are double-page. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with 5 raised bands gilt in compartments (binding rubbed, corners and extremities worn, joints slightly cracked), marbled pastedowns. Internally fresh, with only very minor spotting, marginal finger soiling and browning, most plates with the edges folded in, plate 8 somewhat frayed at fore-margin. Provenance: Presentation copy from the anatomist and neurologist Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) with his inscription on first flyleaf: "George J. Bell from his uncle Sir Charles Bell." Sir Charles Bell's brother was George Joseph Bell (1770-1843), a distinguished Scottish advocate; George J. Bell was one of his sons. Presentation inscriptions by Charles Bell, possibly the most distinguished anatomist and physiologist of his time, are of considerable rarity. An outstanding association copy of one of the greatest works in the history of anatomy. ---- NLM/Krivatsy 3804/3831 ; Norman 750 ; Wellcome I, 2126 ; Waller 2886 ; Hirsch-H. II, 460 ff. ; Grolier Medicine 27b ; Franklin, « Valves in veins : An historical survey, » Proc. Roy. Soc. Medicine 21 (1927), pp.1-33 - Important first collected edition, very rare. Fabrici's best known and most important medical work is his classic monograph on the venous valves, De venarum ostiolis, first published in Padua in 1603 and reissued with four other works in 1625 under the general title Opera anatomica and Opera physica anatomica, respectively. This tract, published originally as an unbound folio pamphlet consisting of 23 pages of text and 8 engr. Plates, has been described as one of the rarest and most beautiful works in the history of anatomical illustrations. Among the plates is the well-known depiction of the surface anatomy of the veins of the forearm that William Harvey adapted to illustrate his De motu cordis. Although Fabrici did not fully appreciate the functional significance of the venous valves, hist work was a crucial precursor of Harvey's discovery. As Harvey told the British physicist and chemist Robert Boyle, i twas his recognition of the significance of Fabrici's observations and his own realization of the function of the venous valves that led him to conceptualize the circulation of the blood (Grolier, Medicine, p.104). - Fabricius's De Venarum Ostiolis (On the Valves of the Veins) was the first detailed demonstration of the existence of venous valves, and it contains the first extended illustrations of them. It was the immediately significant precursor of the De Motu Cordis of William Harvey, who studied for two years at Padua where Fabricius was Professor of Anatomy; and Harvey used the great double-plate of the veins of the arm in his own book 25 years later. Apart from his importance in relation to Harvey, Fabricius has in recent years been increasingly recognized as a man of mark in his own right; and in 1933 a translation, with reduced-size facsimile, was made of the De Venarum Ostiolis by K. J. Franklin (History of Science Society, through Charles C Thomas, Springfield, Illinois). The most striking feature of the splendidly produced editio princeps is the series of full-page plates. As Franklin says: "The sumptuously printed folios which Fabricius published in 1603-1604 were issued separately, and unbound. Though they escaped Choulant's notice, they are among the rarest and most beautiful works in the history of anatomical illustration. The plates are magnificent; in fact nothing on their scale had been seen since the days of Vesalius.". Bookseller Inventory # 001938

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Iconographie photographique de la Salpétrière. Service de M. Charcot.

BOURNEVILLE, Desire Magloire and REGNARD, Paul

Published by Bureaux du Progrès Médical, Paris (1876)

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Item Description: Bureaux du Progrès Médical, Paris, 1876. No Binding. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 3 portfolio volumes as issued. Paris: Bureaux du Progrès Médical, 1876-1880. Vol. I: 1876-1877. 4to (240x189 mm), [4], iv, 166, [2] pp. including half title, title (printed in red and black, with collotype vignette), and 40 albumen prints by Paul Regnard mounted on cards with printed captions. Text leaves in unbound signatures in 2nd state. Original quarter cloth-backed slipcase with printed spine paper label, printed boards and linen ties (soiled and age-toned, paper chipped at top spine and torn at head of cover), text leaves untrimmed and mostly unopened; some occasional spotting and little marginal soiling and browning, a few plates spotted or foxed. Vol. II: 1878. 4to (245x200 mm), [8], [1-3] 4-232, [4] pp., including title (printed in red and back), half title, errara and 40 photolithographed plates numbered I to XXXIX (including plate VI-bis); leaves and plates in the original loose-wrappered facsicules in original quarter cloth-backed slipcase with printed spine paper label, printed boards and linen ties, text leaves untrimmed and mostly unopened; little soiling, browning and fraying of outer plate margins, occasional finger-soiling of text, original wrappers age-toned and little soiled at extremities, boards and spine age-toned, little soiled and rubbed, spine paper label chipped and partially loose. Vol. III: 1879-1880. 4to (250x190 mm), iv, [4] [1-3] 4-259, [5] pp., including title in red and back, half title, errata and 40 photolithographed plates numbered I to XL; leaves in unbound signatures in original quarter cloth-backed slipcase with printed spine paper label, printed boards and linen ties, text leaves untrimmed and mostly unopened; some occasional spotting and little marginal soiling and browning, boards and spine age-toned, little soiled and rubbed. Outstanding set in unsophisticated state, complete as issued. No complete set of the Iconographie in its original parts is known to have appeared at auctions (the Norman copy, sold at Christies in 1998 for $16,100 was lacking plate VI-bis in 2nd volume). ---- Crabtree 982; Norman 291. - RARE FIRST EDITION of this photographic atlas devoted to cases of hysteria and epilepsy, accompanied by case histories. The third volume includes discussions of hypnotism, somnambulism and magnetism. Bourneville was Charcot's assistant at the Salpetriere from 1870 to 1879. In 1862 Charcot became physician to the hospital of the Salpêtrière, with which his name will always be associated. Here, from small beginnings, he created the greatest neurological clinic of modern times, which was followed by enthusiastic students from all parts of the world. This collection of numerous cases of epilepsy, &c., is important on account of the brilliant photos taken at different stages of the attacks by two of the most gifted of Charcot's pupils. Bookseller Inventory # 001942

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Système des animaux sans vertebres, our tableau general des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux.

LAMARCK, Jean Baptiste de

Published by chez l'Auteur and Deterville, Paris (1801)

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Item Description: chez l'Auteur and Deterville, Paris, 1801. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (204x129 mm), viii, 432 pp. including half-title (reinforced at joint), 8 letterpress tables (6 folding). Near contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettered label. Internally little occasional spotting, otherwise bright and clean. Provenance: J. d'Aguilar (ex libris to inner cover). ---- Dibner 194; Garrison-Morton 215.5; Sparrow 122; Norman 1262. - First edition, first state (without leaf 402bis of "second edition") of Lamarck's first published statement of his theory of evolution, the inheritance of acquired characteristics. Lamarck's first public presentation of his theory of evolution was in his opening discourse for his course on invertebrates at the museum in 1800; it was published the following year at the beginning of his Système des animaux sans vertèbres. The evolutionary views sketched in the discourse leave much to be desired in terms of organization and explanation. They are, however, very much a part of a total view of nature, many aspects of which Lamarck had long accepted. In the two branches of living organisms, Lamarck pointed out the 'degradations' in structural organization of the larger classificatory groupings or 'masses' as one moved down the series from the most complex to the simplest. Nature, after having formed the simplest animals and plants directly, produced all others from them with the aid of time and circumstance. In 1800 Lamarck did not explain how spontaneous generation occurred or how unlimited time and varied circumstances produced all other organisms. He did suggest that, for animals, changing circumstances and physical needs led to new responses which eventually produced new habits; these habits tended to strengthen certain parts or organs through use. Gradually new organs or parts would be formed as acquired modifications were passed on through 'reproduction' (DSB). - Lamarck had first presented his theory of 'evolution' (a term not yet used in this context) in the opening discourse of his course on invertebrates at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris in 1800. First printed in the present work, the 48-page Discours d'ouverture contains Lamarck's first statement of his theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, and of his idea of the progressive process of species differentiation, from the simplest to the most complex. The Systeme represented a definite advance in zoological classification. In it Lamarck 'separated spiders and crustaceans from insects, and classified worms into truer categories than had Linné. He separated animals into vertebrates and invertebrates, introducing the latter term' (Dibner). Bookseller Inventory # 001943

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Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus exhibited in Figures.

HUNTER,William

Published by John Baskerville, Birmingham (1774)

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Item Description: John Baskerville, Birmingham, 1774. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Imperial folio. Double folio (629x461 mm), 21 unsigned and unpaginated text leaves, each leaf a single sheet, 34 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, red morocco label to upper board (spine and hinges expertly repaired, boards rubbed and soiled). Early issue with the plates watermarked. Plates 7, 8, 17 and 23 with repaired marginal tears (without loss), plates 21 and 22 supplied, over-sized plate 8 slightly trimmed at fore-margin. Some occasional spotting (mainly to plate margins) and minor even browning. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, ink-stamp on title. A fine copy printed on strong paper. ---- Choulant-Frank, pp. 296-297; Garrison-Morton 6157; Norman 1125; Waller 5004; Wellcome III, p. 319; Gaskell, Baskerville, 53; Heirs of Hippocrates 942; Jordanova, "Gender, Generation and science: William Hunter's obstetric al atlas," William Hunter and the eighteenth-century world, ed. Bynum and Porter, pp. 385-412; Kornell in Oxford DNB for Rymsdyk; Osler 3026; Roberts & Tomlinson, pp. 460-73; Russell, British Anatomy, 452; Sappol, Dream Anatomy pp. 29 and 44. - FIRST EDITION. The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus, on which Hunter labored sporadically for thirty years, primarily with the artist Jan van Rymsdyk, is one of the great masterpieces of medical graphic art and printing. One of the main reasons for the book's excessively long gestation was Hunter's difficulty in obtaining the cadavers of pregnant women for dissection. By 1751 van Rymsdyk had completed ten of the red pastel drawings, which Hunter exhibited publicly and used in his lectures. The positive reception of the drawings encouraged Hunter to undertake publication of an atlas; however, problems in obtaining dissection material, and the great success of his obstetrical and teaching career, inevitably created delays. Compounding this were Hunter's ambitious plans to expand the atlas, which eventually was published with 34 plates. "It is indeed a remarkable book, not the least important aspect of which is the large size of the plates, which Hunter took care to defend in the preface. For him, the technical quality of the plates was of great importance; they combine descriptive clarity with beauty. The work contains thirty-four plates of different kinds; some depict several objects, others a life-size section of the human body - the female trunk between the abdomen and the middle of the thighs. Some plates are packed with detail, others are more schematic, showing large parts in outline only. Facing each plate are a short description and a key." (Jordanova, p. 386). Remarkably 17 different engravers were employed producing the 34 plates in Hunter's atlas. Of these Sir Robert Strange engraved only two, but he is thought to have supervised the rest of the group. Strange had studied anatomy at the classes of the first Alexander Monro, and is supposed to have drawn for Monro. In 1750 Strange was working for William Hunter in London. Strange spent time in Paris and Italy, and after 1760 became an art dealer, selling to Hunter a number of master works now in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. According to Roberts & Tomlinson, Strange was knighted in 1787 for engraving "a sentimental picture of two dead royal Princes." In format the Gravid Uterus was the largest book printed by the great printer John Baskerville, and one of two medical books issued from his press; it is also among the very few medical books issued from a private press. The original drawings, from which the engravings were made, are preserved in the Hunterian Collections at the University of Glasgow Library. Like certain other labors of love, sales of Hunter's atlas did not equal the passion of its author. It was originally issued for £6.6s, but remaindered in 1784 after Hunter's death for £3.13s.6d. Bookseller Inventory # 001945

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Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles de quadrupèdes, ou l'on rétablit les caractères de plusieurs espèces d'animaux que les révolutions du globe paroissent avoir détruites.

CUVIER, Georges L.C., Baron

Published by Deterville, Paris (1812)

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Item Description: Deterville, Paris, 1812. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (260x205 mm). 4 volumes. Vol. I: [8], vi, 120 pp.; 20 pp. 3 pls.; viii, 278 pp.; 23 [1] pp. 2 pls., 1 map. - Vol. II: [4], 10; 12 pp. 2 pls.; 21 [1] pp. 4 pls.; 33 [1] pp. 4 pls.; 30 pp. 3 pls.; 24 pp. 3 pls.; 20 pp.; 6 pp. 7 pls.; 140 pp. 8 pls.; 43 [1] pp. 8 pls.; 20 pp. 4 pls.; 4 pp. - Vol. III: [4], 3 [1], 8 pp.; 174 pp. 34 pls.; 21 [1] pp. 3 pls.; 14 pp. 2 pls.; 75 [1] pp. 17 pls.; 20 pp., 7 [1] pp. 3 pls.; 8, 2 pp. 4 pls.; 16 pp. 1 pl.; 21 [1] pp. 2 pls.; 4 pp. 1 pl.; 20 pp. 1 pl. - Vol. IV: 7 [1] pp.; 5 [1], [2], 66 pp. 3 pls.; 38 pp. 2 pls.; 10 pp.; [2], 72 pp. 7 pls.; 18 pp. 1 pl.; 20 pp. 2 pls.; 30 pp. 2 pls.; 9 [1] pp. 1 pl.; 27 [1] pp. 4 pls.; 43 [1] pp. 3 pls.; 40 pp. 1 pl.; [2], 59 [1] pp. 2 pls.; 26 pp. 2 pls.; 38 pp. 2 pls.; 32 pp. 2 pls.; 37 [1] pp. 2 pls.; 16 pp. 2 pls. Including half-titles to each volume, large folding hand-coloured engraved map to vol. I and in total 154 engraved plates (many folding). Printed on thick laid paper, unpressed, margins mostly untrimmed. Text little browned, occasional minor spotting and marginal foxing. Bound in 19th-c calf-backed marbled boards, spines gilt. A handsome, wide-margined copy. Complete. ---- Horblit 20b; Nissen ZBI 1011; Norman 566 - FIRST EDITION. "Cuvier was considered by the public to be a bit of a wizard, a man who had brought to life animals that had long since become extinct. Cuvier knew how to make great strides in studying these creatures and could endow this study with new accuracy. His famous paleontological reconstructions had the living being as their point of departure. before witnesses he removed from a stone block the marsupial bones of a small opossum fossil, bones whose existence he had surmised on the basis of the conformation of the visible part of the skeleton. As early as 1804 Cuvier had the idea of reconstructing the musculature of extinct animals from imprints left by the muscles on the bones; then he merely had to imagine the skin over the muscles and the animal was practically brought back to life" (DSB). Bookseller Inventory # 001950

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Über Entwickelungsgeschichte der Thiere. Beobachtung und Reflexion.

BAER, Karl Ernst von

Published by bei den Gebrüdern Bornträger, Königsberg (1828)

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Item Description: bei den Gebrüdern Bornträger, Königsberg, 1828. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1828-37. 3 parts in 2 volumes, 4to (246x206 mm). xxii, 271, [1], [2:errata] pp.; [4], 315, [1] pp., including 7 engraved plates (4 hand-coloured, all on stubs) and one folding letterpress table. Contemporary boards, red gilt morocco spine labels (one chipped), early ink shelfmark on spines, minor browning and very little occasional spotting, title page of part 1 somewhat soiled. Provenance: Hugo Schauinsland (1857-1937), zoologist (inscription "Dr. H. Schauinsland, Königsberg, 1883" to first flyleaf); Prof. James Dixon Boyd (1907-68), Irish-American anatomist. A fine set. ---- PMM 228b; Horblit 9a; Norman 101; Garrison-Morton 479; Grolier Medicine, p.215; Wellcome II, p.84. - FIRST EDITION OF THE "FOUNDATION TREATISE ON THE EMBRYOLOGY OF THE HIGHER ANIMALS" (Horblit 9a). "Continuing the work of his friend and collaborator Christian Heinrich Pander, Baer observed the formation of the germ layers and established the germ layer theory. He described the way in which the layers formed various organs by tubulation, and he emphasized that the development of the embryo is from the apparently homogeneous to the obviously heterogeneous. In this he finally refuted the long held and much discussed theory that embryonic parts might be preformed in the egg. The publication of this book provided a solid basis for the further systematic study of mammalian development" (Grolier Medicine, p. 215). After the publication of volume I, there was a delay of nearly 10 years while the publisher waited for Baer to complete volume II. In 1837, at the insistence of subscribers to the work, the first part of volume II was published with an explanatory note stating that the author had submitted copy only slowly during the period from 1829 to 1834 and had then ceased to respond to the publisher's inquiries about his progress. The final portion of the text (not included here) was published only in 1888, 12 years after Baer's death, when it was edited by Ludwig Stieda, who also wrote a biography of Baer. - With his discovery of the mammalian ovum a search ended that had begun over 150 years earlier when Harvey propounded that all animals come from eggs. 'In his more extensive work 'De ovi mammalium et hominis genesi' published in 1827, Baer gathered together with great knowledge and scrupulous care all the known facts of embryology and followed in detail the development of the classical subject of embryological research, the hen's egg. He proceeded from this to study the embryological development of the vertebrates in general and subsequently to propose four basic principles which provided a sound basis for the foundation of a new branch of science' (PMM 228b). - The copy of Hugo Schauinsland, who was a German zoologist and founding director of the Überseemuseum Bremen. Schauinsland studied the embryotic development of non-vertebrate animals and so must have been interested in Baer's embryologic work. Bookseller Inventory # 001959

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