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About this Item: [with:] Vogelbuch, darin die Art, Natur und Eigenschafft aller Voglen sampt jrer waren Contrafactur angezeigt wirt. Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1557. [with:] Fischbuch, das ist, ein kurtze, doch vollkommne Beschreybung aller Fischen so in dem Meer und süssen Wasseren, Seen, Flüssen, oder anderen Bächen ir Wonung habend, sampt irer waaren Conterfactur: zu Nutz und Gutem allen Artzeten, Maleren, Weydleüten und Köchen gestelt. Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1563. 3 vols in one. Folio (384 x 237mm).'Thierbuch': ff.(4), clxxii, with 149 woodcuts in text; 'Vogelbuch': ff. (6), cclxiii (1, blank) with 217 woodcuts in text; 'Fischbuch': ff. (6), ccii, with 716 woodcuts in text; copy double-ruled in red throughout, with fine hand-colouring in gouache, some woodcuts with silver and gold, initials with red and blue illumination; various marginal repairs, occasionally touching text but not affecting woodcuts, in contemporary German calf over wooden boards, with gilt centre and corner ornaments, brass corner pieces, gilt spine rebacked preserving original, gilt and gauffred edges, new endpapers. A spectacular illuminated copy of first German editions of Gesner's 'Historia Animalium', in fine contemporary German colouring to the more than 1000 woodcuts. This work is a monumental encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom and the first systematic treatise on zoology of the Renaissance. It was 'the most authoritative zoological book between Aristotle and the publication of Ray's classification of fauna in 1693. it remained the standard reference book even as late as Linné [1735]' (Printing and the mind of man).The 'Thierbuch' combines Gesner's two books on quadrupeds, the viviparous and oviparous, first published in Latin in 1551 and 1554 respectively. These were translated into German by Conrad Forer (d. 1594); a few chapters were translated by Johannes Herold. Forer was a Swiss physician who became later a parson in the city of Winterthur. He corresponded with Gessner and wrote a botanical treatise in which he attempted to devise a new system of plant classification' (Wellisch). The illustrations are the first original zoological illustrations and the first naturalistic representations of animals to be published. As such they herald the birth of zoological book illustration. They are the archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations, even into the 18th century. The woodcuts were cut after paintings by Lukas Schan, some of which survive as part of the Felix Platter collection in the Basle University Library. The German editions contain a further 24 woodcuts which appear here for the first time.The 'Vogelbuch', Gesner's history of birds, is an abridged translation of the 1555 Latin edition by Rudolf Heusslein, a Swiss physician. The woodcuts are the second important suite of ornithological iconography, being contemporary with those of Belon published the same year. They are the precursors of many of Aldrovandi's illustrations, many of which were copied from Gesner.The 'Fischbuch' was translated from the 1558 Latin edition by Conrad Forer. The woodcuts form the fourth great series of ichthyological illustrations, after Belon (1551), Rondelet (1554) and Salviani (1554), but are also the first general series of marine illustrations (including conchology), not confined to fish.Wellisch 23/24.4; 25.5; 26.6; Nissen IVB 350 and ZBI 1552, 1555 (with erroneous collations); VD16 G1728; G1734; G1741. Seller Inventory # 9756

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Thierbuch. Das ist ein kurtze bschreybung aller: GESNER, Conrad (1516-1565)

About this Item: Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1563, 1563. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 3 vols in one, folio (384 x 237 mm), Thierbuch: ff [4] clxxii, with 149 woodcuts in text; Vogelbuch: ff [6] cclxiii [1, blank] with 217 woodcuts in text; Fischbuch: ff [6] ccii, with 716 woodcuts in text; copy double-ruled in red throughout, with fine hand-colouring in gouache, some woodcuts with silver and gold, initials with red and blue illumination; various marginal repairs, occasionally touching text but not affecting woodcuts, in contemporary German calf over wooden boards, with gilt centre and corner ornaments, brass corner pieces, gilt spine rebacked preserving original, gilt and gauffred edges, new endpapers. A spectacular illuminated copy of first German editions of Gesner’s Historia animalium, in fine contemporary German colouring to the more than 1000 woodcuts. This work is a monumental encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom and the first systematic treatise on zoology of the Renaissance. It was ‘the most authoritative zoological book between Aristotle and the publication of Ray’s classification of fauna in 1693. it remained the standard reference book even as late as Linné [1735]’ (Printing and the mind of man). The Thierbuch combines Gesner’s two books on quadrupeds, the viviparous and oviparous, first published in Latin in 1551 and 1554 respectively. These were translated into German by ‘Conrad Forer (d. 1594); a few chapters were translated by Johannes Herold. Forer was a Swiss physician who became later a parson in the city of Winterthur. He corresponded with Gessner and wrote a botanical treatise in which he attempted to devise a new system of plant classification’ (Wellisch). The illustrations are the first original zoological illustrations and the first naturalistic representations of animals to be published. As such they herald the birth of zoological book illustration. They are the archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations, even into the 18th century. The woodcuts were cut after paintings by Lukas Schan, some of which survive as part of the Felix Platter collection in the Basle University Library. The German editions contain a further 24 woodcuts which appear here for the first time. The Vogelbuch, Gesner’s history of birds, is an abridged translation of the 1555 Latin edition by Rudolf Heusslein, a Swiss physician. The woodcuts are the second important suite of ornithological iconography, being contemporary with those of Belon published the same year. They are the precursors of many of Aldrovandi’s illustrations, many of which were copied from Gesner. The Fischbuch was translated from the 1558 Latin edition by Conrad Forer. The woodcuts form the fourth great series of ichthyological illustrations, after Belon (1551), Rondelet (1554) and Salviani (1554), but are also the first general series of marine illustrations (including conchology), not confined to fish. Wellisch 23/24.4; 25.5; 26.6; Nissen IVB 350 and ZBI 1552, 1555 (with erroneous collations); VD16 G1728; G1734; G1741. Seller Inventory # 4026

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About this Item: Berlin, 1926. No binding. Condition: Fine. Autograph Correspondence Card Signed, to Michele Besso, May 1, 1926, Berlin. In German. 1 p., 4 1/4 x 5⅞ in. Complete Translation[1] 1 May 1926Dear Michele, I read that paper[2] right away at the time, but I don't think that anything more profound lies behind it. There is, naturally, a rough connection between a decrease in volume and energy, and from here one can try to come nearer to the empirical phenomena by introducing further parameters. But this happens in such a way that neither rhyme nor reason can be made of it. It is very reminiscent of Traube. Using such apothecary's methods one cannot reveal any of God's secrets, I think. Schrödinger did a couple of wonderful studies on quantum rules (Ann d Physik).[3] That has the scent of a deeper truth. Let it be explained to you. I'm coming to Switzerland in July. End of July is LN meeting in Geneva.[4] Then I'm going somewhere in the mountains with Tete. So I'll visit you, or else we can meet. Warm regards, also to Anna and Vero, your AlbertHistorical BackgroundEarly in 1926, Michele Besso sent Einstein an early draft of a paper by Swiss chemist Gottfried Beck on quantum mechanics. Beck had initially submitted the paper to the Swiss scientific journal Helvetica Chemica Acta, which rejected it as too speculative. On April 25, 1926, Besso wrote to Einstein about Beck's paper. After discussing the details, he writes, "This surely is an amusing thing; I was surprised that you didn't write me anything about it. Here, too, reality is once again simpler than the theoretical conceptions would lead one to expect."[5]Three months later, Einstein wrote to Besso regarding Beck's paper: "it is obviously particularly painful to use the quantum condition together with the equations of motion here, because the validity of the latter appears to be irreconcilable with the validity of the former." Einstein was skeptical that Beck's equation "has any reality left within it in the face of quanta. I vigorously doubt it." However, Einstein found the construction of the left side of the equation "surely contains a deeper truth." Einstein declared to Besso, "I cannot make myself glue two things together (like the left- and right-hand sides of this equation) that have nothing to do with each other logico-mathematically."[6]Michele Besso (1873-1955) was born in Zurich, Switzerland, into an Italian Jewish family. He was a close friend of Albert Einstein when they worked together at the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich and at the patent office in Bern, where Einstein helped Besso get a job. Besso met his future wife Anna Winteler through Einstein in June 1897. In 1898, their son Vero was born in Winterthur, Switzerland. Einstein referred to Besso as "the best sounding board in Europe" for scientific ideas. Besso died in Geneva, just over one month before Einstein died in Princeton, New Jersey.Johann Gottfried Beck (1900-1992) received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Bern in December 1925. He worked as an assistant to Heinrich Zangger at the Institute for Forensic Medicine at the University of Zurich.Isidor Traube (1860-1943) was born in Hanover, the son of a wealthy German-Jewish merchant. He received his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1882. He founded capillary chemistry and conducted advanced research on liquids, helping to define the concepts of surface tension and critical temperature. In 1882, he joined the faculty of Technische Hochshule in Berlin and became a professor of chemistry there in 1900. Unacceptable to National Socialists, Traube was barred from his laboratory, and he left Germany in 1934. Through the aid of British colleagues, he was provided with a laboratory at the University of Edinburgh. During his long career, he was a persistent and stubborn controversialist in opposition to various theories.Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) was born in Vienna, Austria. He was a commissioned officer in the Austrian fortress artillery. (See website for full description). Autograph Card Signed. Seller Inventory # 25045

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MURER, Jos (1530-1580).

Published by Zürich : Bodmerscher Buchladen, 1670 (1670)

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About this Item: Zürich : Bodmerscher Buchladen, 1670, 1670. MURER, Jos (1530-1580). Eigentliche Verzeichnuss der Stätten, Graffschafften, und Herrschafften, welche in der Statt Zürich Gebiet und Landschafft gehörig seind. Zürich : Bodmerscher Buchladen, 1670 16 sheets, joined (42 x 49 4/8 inches), float-mounted and framed. A magnificent woodcut pictorial wall-map of the Canton/State of Zurich, centred on Zurich, the map itself in six sheets, surrounded by broad border depicting wind-heads/skulls and giving the compass directions, the title and the original date of the map appear within a banner lower right. Showing the area around Zurich, the actual Canton marked by a dotted line, in great detail, with Lake Geneva occupying a large portion of the lower right, mountains, other lakes, towns and villages all shown pictorially. The title upper left, the dedication to Otto von Friezinger upper right, a history of the state of Zurich lower left and the ancient history of the area within a superb mannerist strapwork cartouche lower right (margins torn with minor loss in one or two places) Third edition, according to Arthur Durst, first printed in 1566 (no extant copies known), then in 1568 by the nephew of the celebrated printer Christoffel Froschauer, Christoffel Froschauer the younger. Subsequent editions were published in 1700, 1759, 1765, and in the 19th and 20th-centuries. The early editions are very rare: OCLC locates on 3 examples of this 1670 edition in libraries, and those are all in Switzerland. In 1566, when the original woodblocks for this map were created, the state of Zurich was a member of the Old Swiss Confederacy, which from 1499 had created a loose republic with greater collective autonomy within the Holy Roman Empire. The Canton, or state, of Zurich, contained the eponymous capital of Switzerland, the financial capital of Europe. For the previous thirty years the city had been the centre of the Protestant Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland, led by Ulrich Zwingli who had been preaching there since 1518, and whose reformed bible had been published there in 1529. By the time this edition of Murer's map was published in 1670, Zurich had become a fortified city against the Thirty Years War, but had maintained its neutrality with other member states of the Confederacy. Murer also created a detailed birds-eye view of the city of Zurich: "Der uralten wytbekannten Statt Zurych gestalt und gelaegenhait", published by Froschauer in 1576. As with this map of the entire Canton of Zurich, the map is very detailed, showing the medieval city virtually unchanged, down to the last house. it was later used as the basis for Braun and Hogenberg's birds-eye view of Zurich, published in their "Civitates orbis terrarium". Durst "Das alteste bekannte Exemplar der Holzschnittkarte des Zurcher Gebiets 1566 von Jos Muere und deren spatere Auflagen" 1975; Mathis, Zürich, 137, Nr. 6B. Seller Inventory # 72map416

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About this Item: An extensive and wide-ranging collection of brochures, folders and books on climbing and hiking and all other aspects related to mountaineering mainly in the Central European mountain areas. The brochures and folders concentrate on the decisive factor in that far-reaching process: the emergence of tourism. This part of the collection, comprised of 653 rare and beautiful designed travel brochures and folders, show a colorful and fascinating overview of summer tourism in the central European mountain areas (mainly Austria and Switzerland) as it developed since the 1920s: from an exclusive hiking and climbing area for the European elite during the first half of the 20th century, to the very popular and well facilitated commercial centers as we know the today. Many of these were designed by notable (poster) artists such as Herbert Matter (especially interesting because of the photomontage techniques used), Hubert Mumelter, Martin Peikert, Franz Stümvoll, Hans Thoni, and contain numerous photographs from leading photographers and various panorama's and maps by Josef Rueb, Heinrich Caesar Berann, Max Bieder, Füssli, Wolfgang Hausamann and A. Klopfenstein.The book collection of ca. 875 pieces provides an comprehensive overview of climbing on all continents, most prominently in the Alps, the Andes, the Himalaya and the Karakoram. Except for numerous, well-documented narratives of the climbing expeditions of unexplored summits and other ascents in remote and little-known mountain wilderness since the 1850s, the collection zooms in on a broad range of related subjects. These include the mental and technical aspects of climbing, climbing equipment, the art of previewing and reading of available (and easiest) routes, climbing accommodations and mountain huts, as well as risk and safety. But also detailed physical and social geographical descriptions of the mountain area, its peoples, customs and architecture and the gradual opening up of the terrain. This exceptional collection was brought together by the Dutch amateur-mountaineer Bastiaan Cornelis Pieter Hendrik van Baak, a fanatical climber and hiker since the early 1930s, fascinated and inspired by the overwhelming and ever challenging mountain world. Seller Inventory # E96DC5TINBLU

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Published by S. Karger 1999-04-01 (1999)

ISBN 10: 3805568924 ISBN 13: 9783805568920

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About this Item: S. Karger 1999-04-01, 1999. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 3805568924 Very good condition, unused copy, contains creasing to corner of cover/pages due to storage, otherwise in great shape. Ships immediately!. Seller Inventory # Z3805568924Z2

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Leutwiler, Fritz

Published by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (1978)

ISBN 10: 0844733202 ISBN 13: 9780844733203

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About this Item: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1978. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. 0844733202 Very Good; Contents are tight and clean; Ex-Library; Soft Cover; American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; 1978; 0. Seller Inventory # 58958

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Epitome trium terrae partium, Asiae, Africae et: VADIANUS, Joachim (Joachim

About this Item: Alden & Landis 534/31; Harrisse, BAV 189; JCB I, p. 460; Karrow 58/47.1; Sabin 98279 (erroneously dated 1533); Shirley 70; VD 16, V20. First edition of Vadianus's influential description of the world, with the very important map of the world depicting America for almost the first time, showing the complete outline of South America and according to Sabin "lacking in most of the copies located". The map is a reduced size copy of the world map attributed to Sebastian Münster published in Grynaeus's Novis orbis regionum ac insularum veteribus incognitarum (Basel, 1532) itself primarily based on Waldseemüller's map of 1507.Vadianus describes all the continents, seas and islands, regions, mountains and towns of the world, with separate chapters on Europe, Africa, Asia, Palestine and even Paradise, offering a geographical reading of biblical history. The description of America can be found on pp. 263-273. In the same year an octavo edition was published (without the map), later followed by several other editions.Small worm hole in the outer margin of pp. 175-226. Very good copy. Seller Inventory # 22546

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About this Item: [S.l]. [S.l: third quarter of the 19th century.] 3 volumes, 8° (264 x 183 mm). 157 botanical drawings on 185 leaves of heavy paper stock of various colours, on rectos only, in pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, a few heightened with gum arabic, foliated in manuscript in the upper right hand corner, the majority captioned with Linnaean binomials or vernacular names, some with the day and/or month and location in the upper left hand corner. A specimen of dried edelweiss mounted on leaf 56 of Wild Flowers of the Alps. (Occasional light spotting or offsetting.) Uniformly bound in original dark green roan gilt, boards with gilt-ruled borders, titled in gilt on the upper board, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges (a little marked, scuffed and rubbed at extremities, a few short splits on joints and hinges, short tear at head of one spine causing small loss.) A SET OF THREE ALBUMS OF FINE BOTANICAL DRAWINGS OF EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN FLORA. In the nineteenth century, the aristocratic interest in flowers developed into a widespread vogue across the upper and middle classes. This interest was reinforced by the birth of the Romantic movement, which promoted an emotional response to the natural world, and the continuous advances in the science of botany. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the exploration and study of the European mountains -- particularly the Alps -- opened up new fields of interest, scientific as well as artistic, which manifested themselves as a fascination with the mountain landscape, fauna and flora. Characteristic of this was a great enthusiasm for Alpine and Pyrenean resorts, made accessible by the extended railway networks, particularly in the second half of the nineteenth century. This set of botanical albums containing 157 finely-executed drawings of wild flowers of Switzerland, the Alps and the Pyrenees by a skilled amateur artist is very typical of the period and its interest in wild mountain flora. A wide range of species are depicted with scientific precision and are captioned with the Linnaean binomial names. Book. Seller Inventory # 000363

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About this Item: Zambèze. 1887. The album: 1887. Oblong Folio (ca. 25x34,5 cm). 6 paper leaves, 54 card stock leaves. With 107 albumen prints, including five two-part photos. Images are of various size, from ca. 12x17,5 cm (4 ? x 6 ? in) to ca. 7,5x7,5 cm (3x3 in). All but a few numbered in negative or on the images and with blind stamps ?Missions Evangeliques Reproduction Interdite? on the images, all with manuscript ink captions in French on the mounts. Presentation inscription in French, dated 1887, on the first leaf. Original dark brown album with marocco spine and cloth boards; spine with gilt lettered title ?Album?, front board with faded gilt lettered title ?Zambèze?; marbled endpapers. First free endpaper loose, several images mildly faded, but overall a very good album. Loose photo: ca. 12,5x20 cm (5x8 in), the portrait is within a slightly smaller oval frame. Image mounted on a loose album leaf, with the caption on the mount. A very good photo. Very rare important collection of some of the earliest photographs of the Upper Zambezi and the Lozi Kingdom in Barotseland (modern-day south-western Zambia) taken during the pioneering missionary expedition of François Coillard, known as ?French Livingstone? The album covers the first part of the expedition (1884-1885), when Coillard and a group of international missionaries under the directions of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society went to Lealui ? dry season capital of the Lozi kingdom - in order to obtain permission to establish missions there. The party included Coillard?s wife Christina, niece Elise, Swiss missionary Dorwald Jeanmaret, craftsmen Middleton and Waddell, and Basuto evangelists with families; in early 1884 they left Leribe in Basutoland (Lesotho) and proceeded north via Pretoria and the Kalahari Desert, visiting Saul?s Poort and Shoshong missionary stations (Botswana). Having arrived in Barotseland?s Leshoma (right bank of the Zambezi) in July, they were informed that the legitimate Lozi king Lewanika had been exiled, and the throne had been usurped by Akufuna (Tatira). Nevertheless, Coillard decided to proceed and went by canoe to Lealui with Middleton and the African missionary Aaron; he was received by Akufuna in January 1885 and got the permission to start mission stations in Sesheke and the capital. In September the first mission station of Barotseland was established in Sesheke, on the 4th of November a marriage between Coillard?s niece Elise and Dorwald Jeanmaret took place there, it was ?both the first recorded Christian marriage and the first recorded marriage between whites to take place in Zambia? (Sampson, R. White Induna: George Westbeech and the Barotse People. 2008, p. 102). Coillard?s position got compromised when it became known later that month that King Lewanika had been reinstated in power; and it was only in March 1886 that he was received by the King in Lealui. The album gives a detailed visual account of the expedition?s movement from Pretoria to Lealui, including views of the Limpopo, Nata and Zambezi Rivers (with nice views of Ngonye Falls and Ngamboe rapids on the upper Zambezi, Coillard?s canoe, and others); missionary and traders? stations - Saul?s Poort, Shoshong (or Mangwato, after the name of the tribe), Pandamatenga (founded by George Westbeech); Barotse towns and villages ? Leshoma, Sesheke, Lealui; there are also a number of portraits showing all European expedition members, Basuto missionaries Esaia and Aarone with families, native carriers, hunters, guides, families with children; very important are portraits of African nobility, including the usurper King Akufuna (Tatira) and his first minister, chiefs of Mangwato, Sesheke, Matokas, and others; there are also interesting portraits of European residents in the area, i.e. Clark spouses and other merchants from Shoshong, and merchant Blockley from Leshoma. The original photo loosely inserted in the album shows François Coillard, his wife Christina, and his niece Elise already married t. Seller Inventory # C633

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Voyage pittoresque aux lacs de Zurich, Zoug,: WETZEL, Johann Jakob

WETZEL, Johann Jakob (1781-1834) und Franz HEGI (1774-1850).

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About this Item: Gross-Folio (358 x 305 mm). Mit 10 von Franz Hegi in Aquatinta geätzten und handkolorierten Ansichtstafeln. Titel mit schwarzgrundiger Verlagsvignette, 48 S. Text. Roter Halbmaroquinband mit lederverstärkten Ecken. Zürich, Orell, Fussli et compagnie, Imprimeurs-Libraires et Marchands d'Estampes, 1819. Ein gänzlich unbeschnittenes und komplettes Exemplar des wohl schönsten Bandes aus der grossartigen Folge von Veduten zu den Schweizer Seen, die zwischen 1817 und 1827 entstanden und deren französischer Begleittext auf feinem Vélinpapier gedruckt wurde. Enthalten sind hier die Ansichten aus Wetzels Heimatkanton und den benachbarten Landschaften des Walen-, Lauerzer-, Zuger- und Aegerisees. Seit 1810 als selbständiger Künstler in Zürich tätig, wurde der Bleuler-Schüler Johann Jakob Wetzel schnell bekannt für seine Landschaftsveduten, die er fast ausnahmslos mit Aquarellfarben und nicht mehr mit den bis dahin verwendeten Deck- und Gouachefarben selbst kollorierte und dabei hervorragende Resultate erzielte. Zu seinen prominentesten ausländischen Auftraggebern zählte Wetzel unter anderen Kaiser Franz I., für den er 1814 die spektakuläre Ansicht des Rheinfalls malte und den österreichischen Fürsten und grossen Bibliophilen Franz Joseph von Dietrichstein (1767-1858). Der um 1810/1820 aufkommende Tourismus führte viele wohlhabende Besucher in die Schweiz, wo sie sich vor ihrer Heimkehr mit den wunderbar handkolorierten Veduten der 'Schweizer Kleinmeister' als Erinnerungsstücke eindeckten. Mit der 'Voyage pittoresque au Lac des Waldstettes ou des IV cantons' erschien 1817 bei Orell Füssli der erste Band von Wetzels grossartiger Folge. Innerhalb von zehn Jahren schuf er insgesamt 137 Aquatinta-Veduten, die zum grossen Teil von Franz Hegi meisterhaft geäzt und "nach den Vorbildern des Meisters von geschickten Coloristen sorgfältig" koloriert wurden. In akkurater Zeichenmanier wird die Landschaft wiedergegeben, wobei der Künstler in aller Regel den unverstellten Weitblick bevorzugte, deren Tiefenwirkung er mittels tief angesetzter Horizontlinie noch zu verstärken wusste. Orell Füssli vertrieb die Veduten auch einzeln "um 12 franz. Franken", wie eine Rezension in der Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung [Nr. 108, Kol. 861-862] vom September 1819 offenbart. Insgesamt vier Tafeln zeigen den Zürichsee, je zwei den Zuger- und Walensee sowie je eine den Lauerzer- und den Aegerisee. Die auf insgesamt 137 Originalplatten angewachsene Zahl von Johann Jakob Wetzels Seeveduten veräusserte der Verlag Orell Füssli ein Jahr nach dessen Tod an den aus Oberrieden stammenden Zürcher Kunsthändler und Verleger Hans Felix Leuthold (1799-1859), der sie vor allem in Einzelblättern vertrieb, sie aber auch innerhalb der 'Cinquante vues pittoresques de la Suisse' von 1841unter seinem eigenen Namen neu auflegte. - Vortitel und Schlussblatt etwas stockfleckig, wenige Textblätter stellenweise mit minimsten Stockflecken oder Bräunung, ein vorzügliches Exemplar. Appenzeller 224-233; Lonchamp 3184; Wäber 307; J. J. Wetzel. Leben, Werk und Wirken (Kat. 21 der Galerie Kempf, Zürich [1988]), S. 11, 12, 41, 44, 48, 50, 57 und 73; Brun III, S. 492, Nr. 2; Hofer/Hägeli, Zürcher Personen-Lexikon (1986), S. 362f.; Leemann-van Elck, Druck, Verlag, Buchhandel im Kanton Zürich von den Anfängen bis um 1850. Completely untrimmed and complete copy of the most beautiful volume from the grand series of hand-colored views of Swiss Lakes, with descriptive text in French printed on velin paper. The whole life of the Zurich painter and Bleuler disciple Johann Jakob Wetzel was dedicated to painting landscapes. After he started his own business in 1810 he began in 1817 with his series of 'Picturesque Voyages to the Lakes of Switzerland', which became his chief and best loved work. Four plates depict the Lake of Zurich, two each the Walensee and the Lake of Zug, one the Lake of Lauerz and the Lake of Aegerin near Zug. In 1835, one year after the artist's decease, the publisher Orell Füslli sold the o. Seller Inventory # B350314

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About this Item: printed by William Stansby for the author,, London:, 1611. FIRST EDITION.. Quarto: ?1 (engraved title page), ?1 (printed title), a3, b4, ?1(woodcut arms), a4-8, b8, c-g8, h-l4, B-C8, D1, (+D1-3), D2-8, E-Z8; Aa-Zz8; Aaa-Ccc8, Ddd4, [Eee]1, signed "Eee3", [Fff]1 (unsigned). First Edition of Coryate?s Bizarre Travelogue. A Fascinating Account of An Adenturer in Europe Provenance: Thomas Abdy (first Baronet, 1612-1686, signature on front flyleaf dated 6 December 1677, with further signatures of Christopher & Anthony Abdy) ? Arthur M. Brown (gilt-stamped leather bookplate) ? William J.K. Vanston (Parke-Bernet, 24 February 1959, lot 145).First edition of one of the earliest travelogues in English, written by Thomas Coryate (1577-1617), one of the great English eccentrics and travellers. ?Coryate joined the household of Henry, Prince of Wales. Driven by curiosity he sailed from Dover in 1608 and arrived soon in Paris, 'which he found even filthier and smellier than London. At Fontainebleau he was befriended by members of Henri IV's garde écossaise and saw more of the royal household than would normally have been permitted to chance visitors. He journeyed on to Lyons, through Savoy to Turin, Milan, Mantua, and Padua. His description of how Italians shielded themselves from the sun resulted in apparently the first mention of "umbrella" in English literature. Table forks, almost unknown in England, were in general use in Italy; Coryate acquired one, imitated the Italian fashion of eating and continued to do so frequently when he came home . Arriving in Venice on 24 June 1608 Coryate presented two letters of introduction to the English ambassador, Sir Henry Wotton, who, perhaps impressed by the letter which mentioned that Coryate was remotely related to the earl of Essex, did him many kindnesses. These included rescuing him in the ambassadorial gondola from a threatening crowd of Jews who objected to Coryate preaching Christianity to their rabbi. Later he was to risk reprisals for antipathy to Roman Catholic rites and, during his Eastern travels, for proclaiming against Islam. After six weeks of intensive quest and recording of information, he left Venice on 7 August by boat to Padua, then walked to Vicenza, Verona, and Bergamo. Coryate arrived in Zürich by boat and reached Basel on foot at the end of August. While in Switzerland he heard the story of William Tell. Coryate's admirable rendering appears to be the earliest in English. Arriving in Strasbourg by boat he then got lost, alone and on foot, in the Black Forest, but the sole threat of armed violence experienced in Europe was from a German peasant, who resented Coryate picking grapes from a vineyard. He was hospitably received in Heidelberg and walked to Mainz. After a detour to visit Frankfurt's fair he sailed down the Rhine, with a brief stop at Cologne, and continued by water down what was the temporary truce line between the armies of Spain and the United Provinces. After calling on the English merchants established at Middelburg he was entertained by the English garrison at Flushing. Thence he embarked on 1 October and landed in London on 3 October 1608. With the rector's permission Coryate hung his shoes in Odcombe church. Coryate drew on his experiences in writing Coryats Crudities (1611), which was intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel. It contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink, but is too diffuse and bulky - there are 864 pages in the 1905 edition - to become a vade-mecum. To solicit "panegyric verses" Coryate circulated copies of the title-page depicting his adventures and his portrait, which had been engraved by William Hole and which he considered a good likeness. About sixty contributors include many illustrious authors, not all in verse, some insulting, some pseudonymous. Prince Henry accepted the dedication but insisted that all were published' (Oxford DNB). "There probably has never been another such. Seller Inventory # 3099D

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The book of the thousand nights and: ARABIAN NIGHTS]. BURTON,

About this Item: Scheherazade's web: the 1001 nights & comparative literature, J. Ross’s bibliography 10 & 11; cf. Penzer, pp. 126-132 (other Burton club editions). The so-called "manuscript edition" of Richard Burton's celebrated translation of Alf Laylah Wa Laylah, commonly known in English as the Arabian nights. These Arabic tales, cherished in Europe since the early 18th century, are often erotic in content, and in Burton's unexpurgated translation they outraged Victorian England. Burton included numerous footnotes and a scholarly apparatus, offering a vivid picture of Arabian life (including sexual customs), which set his translation apart from earlier English renderings. The present edition (limited to 99 sets, the present being copy no. 49) includes a manuscript leaf from a text by Burton. In the present copy this is a book review by Burton, of a French translation of Johannis de Capua's Latin translation of a Hebrew translation of the Panchatantra, a Sanskrit frame story written several centuries before the Arabian nights. The notes at the head show that it was used as printer’s copy.The title-page of volume one uses the correct main title, The book of the thousand nights and a night, but confusingly mixes it with part of the subtitle of the Supplemental nights: "to the book of the thousand one nights with notes anthropological and explanatory". To add further confusion it says "volume three", though the content is that of volume one. The volume number is clearly a printer's error, apparently corrected early in the press run.Some minor browning to the endpapers, those of the first volume partly detached and with a small pieces torn off, the binding has some very minor wear to the hinges, and a few headbands have been carefully repaired. A fine set. Seller Inventory # J3MA10E7L7XG

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About this Item: Die erste Publikation der Zürcher Dadaisten, zugleich ein bedeutendes Dokument der Dada-Bewegung. In dieser Veröffentlichung ist erstmals der Name "DADA" dokumentarisch belegt. Mit Beiträgen von Guillaume Apollinaire, Hans Arp, Hugo Ball, Francesco Cangiullo, Blaise Cendrars, Emmy Henning, Jacob van Hoddis, Richard Huelsenbeck, Marcel Janco, Wassilij Kandinsky, F.T. Marinetti, L. Modigliani, M. Oppenheimer, Pablo Picasso, O. van Rees, M. Slodki und Tristan Tzara. Eines der wenigen Exemplare mit dem deutschen Titelblatt und Einleitung von Hugo Ball. In 500 Exemplaren erschienen. Sehr schönes Exemplar. - Raabe, Zeitschriften 28. Seller Inventory # 12600AB

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About this Item: Amsterdam, I. Tirion, 1729-1772. Complete reeks van alle 33 bij Tirion uitgegeven delen. Met alle platen, kaarten en plattegronden. (bibl.stempels op schutblad en titels, een aantal delen iets watervlekkig, enkele banden iets beschadigd, één plaat ingescheurd). Een mooie set, zeer fraai uniform gebonden in gemarmerde kalfsleren banden, met marokijnen rugtitels en vergulde ruggen. Tiele, Ned.bibliographie 1033. Seller Inventory # 123646

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Coryate, Thomas

Published by Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby], London (1611)

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About this Item: Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby], London, 1611. First edition. Quarto in eights (8 1/8 x 6 inches; 206 x 153 mm). [-]2; a8-b8 ([-]1 inserted after a3); b4; c8-g8; h4-l4; B8-D8 (D3 inserted after preceding D); E8-3C8; 3D4; [-]2 (first is signed 3E3 and both are errata). The present copy collates the same as Pforzheimer. Illustrated with engraved title-page by William Hole and five engraved plates. Plates include the woodcut of the badge of the Prince of Wales as well as three folding plates. Also illustrated with two inter-textual engravings and numerous woodcut initials and head-pieces. With two leaves of errata. 19th-century straight-grain red morocco. Boards ruled and stamped in gilt with a central gilt coat-of-arms of Sir Henry Harben. Gilt dentelles and board edges. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some occasional light dampstaining and a few instances of old ink maginalia. The clock plate has been reinforced on the back side with two small tape repairs. The clock plate is not cropped which is rare. Engraved title is inserted on a stub. It has been remargined on the outer right margin and cropped close, as usual. Some light rubbing to edges and hinges. Book plates on front endpapers of Henry Devenish Harben, Dogmersfield Library and Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow. An exceptional copy."Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common.The D.N.B. has repeated the statement that the Chetham copy is the only perfect one know." (Pforzheimer 218) This copy owned by and bound for Sir Henry Harben (1823-1911) who was the driving force behind the Prudential Insurance Company and was knighted in 1897. This copy also with the bookplate of his grandson, Henry Devenish Harben (1874-1967), chairman of Prudential Insurance Company."There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who (as he states in his title) in five months toilsome travel wandered, mostly on foot, over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove, his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least valuable as it is amusing. It was probably his difficulties with the booksellers which induced Coryate to solicit the extraordinary sheaf of testimonials prefixed to the volume. Possibly he acted upon the notion apparently now current among publishers of social directories that every person listed is a prospective purchaser of the work. At any rate he secured contributions from more than sixty writers at the time. Among his panegyrists appear the names of Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton, Davies of Hereford, and others, each contributor vying to mock poor Coryate with solemn ridicule." (Pforzheimer 218) "Coryate drew on his experiences in writing Coryats Crudities (1611), which was intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel. It contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink, but is too diffuse and bulky-there are 864 pages in the 1905 edition-to become a vade-mecum. To solicit 'panegyric verses' Coryate circulated copies of the title-page depicting his adventures and his portrait, which had been engraved by William Hole and which he considered a good likeness. About sixty contributors include many illustrious authors, not all in verse, some insulting, some pseudonymous. Prince Henry accepted the dedication but insisted that all were published. " (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) Cox 98. Keynes 70. Pforzheimer 218. Seller Inventory # 897

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A Journey From Merut in India, to: Lumsden, Thomas.

Lumsden, Thomas.

Published by London & Edinburgh, Black, Kingsbury, Parbury & Allen; Oliver & Boyd, Mecredie, Skelly & Co., 1822. (1822)

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About this Item: London & Edinburgh, Black, Kingsbury, Parbury & Allen; Oliver & Boyd, Mecredie, Skelly & Co., 1822., 1822. 8vo. VII, (1), 272, 12 pp. With a folding hand-coloured map and a plate (view of Mount Ararat). Contemporary polished calf, spine gilt, rebacked retaining original spine. Marbled endpapers. First edition. - Rare travel report by the British lieutenant Thomas Lumsden, who journeyed from Meerut near Delhi down the Ganges to Calcutta, then onwards by boat to the Arabian Gulf and by land through Persia (Iran), the Caucasus, and southern Russia. A German translation appeared in the same year (and was republished in 1824). The author gives a detailed account of his voyage through the Gulf from Muskat to Bushire immediately after the British Navy's controversial 1819 campaign against Ras al-Khaimah, and notes approvingly the Arabs' kindness and hospitality toward their foreign guests ("which could hardly have been the case, had their detestation of Christians been in reality as great as the Koran tends to inspire"), as well as the entire absence of the cruel mistreatment of the sailors so common on European ships. - Plate slightly browned; a fine copy. Wilson 131. Salmaslian 135. Miansarov 3022 Lowndes 1413. Western Travellers in the Islamic World AR-2028. Cf. Griep/L. 840. Engelmann 124. Not in Macro. Seller Inventory # 48391

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Friendship album of Johann Hotze, comprising entries: Album amicorum]. -

Album amicorum]. - Hotze, Johann.

Published by Tübingen, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Coburg, Erfurt, Erlangen, Halle, Jena, Basel, Zurich, Strasbourg, 1753-1757. (1757)

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About this Item: Tübingen, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Coburg, Erfurt, Erlangen, Halle, Jena, Basel, Zurich, Strasbourg, 1753-1757., 1757. Oblong 8vo. Title page and 97 ff. (46 of which are inscribed). Red morocco, spine and covers lavishly gilt. The album contains entries by many outstanding scientists and scholars of the time, including not only Bernoulli, Breitinger and Hebenstreit, but also Christian Augustus Crusius (Protestant theologian and philosopher, 1715-75), Johannes Gesner (physician and mathematician, 1709-90), Christian Gottlieb Ludwig (physician and botanist, 1709-73), Casimir Christoph Schmidel (naturalist, 1718-92), Heinrich Friedrich Delius (physician, 1720-91), Philipp Friedrich Gmelin (botanist, 1721-68), Christian Jacob Trew (botanist, 1719-1800), Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (mathematician and teacher of Gauss, 1719-1800), Philipp Adolph Böhmer (physician, anatomist and personal physician to King Frederick William II of Prussia, 1711-89), and Andreas Elias Büchner (head of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 1701-69). The album's owner, Johannes Hotze (1734-1801), was a Swiss physician of great international renown and the cousin of the pedagogue Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. Born into a well-known family of surgeons, Hotze attended the Collegium Carolinum in Zurich and then studied at Strasbourg, Tübingen and Leipzig, from where date numerous entries. Goethe, who visited him twice, described him as a "most intelligent and benevolent man" ("Dichtung und Wahrheit" IV, 18). Seller Inventory # 46965

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WALTON, Elijah (1832-1880) & T.(homas) G.(eorge) BONNEY

Published by London, Published by Day and Son, limited, 1867, (1867)

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About this Item: London, Published by Day and Son, limited, 1867, 1867. lg. in-folio 56.5 x 37 cm, additional chromolitho titlepage + 1 printed title + 8 p. + 21 chromolithographic plates by J. H. Lowes after Walton, each mounted as issued on heavy stock, with printed caption in lower margin + 21 leaves of text (one to each plate), mild foxing in some places, handwritten dedication on first flyleaf ?Alice E. Wilkinson, In memory of her first experience among the snow mountains on her wedding tour, from her loving husband, dec. 25 1866?, original publisher?s half morocco gilt, all edges gilt, a superbe copy. The real first & original edition printed for subscribers only. RARE. An re-issue was printed in 1868 by Low, Son and Marston & 1869 by Day and Son Ltd. Most copies on the market bear the 1868 imprint. With the hw. dedication dated on Christmas eve the 25th of December 1866?, so it can be stated that the first edition saw its daylight already in 1866. Absolutely splendid chromolithographed views, of, primarily, the western Alps, including the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Monte Viso, Aosta Valley, Dent Du Midi, and the Grivola. In 1862, William Matthews, the founder of the Alpine Club, first commissioned the landscape artist Elijah Walton to travel to the Alps, and for the next five years he travelled to various parts of the region to paint. The text for Peaks and Valleys is by the geologist T.G. Bonney (another great alpinist and naturalist at the time) who, having himself made nine visits to the Alps, testifies the Ruskinian authenticity of Walton?s views, praising them favourably in comparison wth ?photographs of mountains (which) are rarely satisfactory, and generally make them appear lower and far less impressive than they really are.? (Introduction). illustration with commentary by the English geologist Reverend Bonney, Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Réan, Monte Bianco 153-155; cf. Aliprandi 117. Neate W11; Perret 4512; Wäber 91. Seller Inventory # 122780

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Coryats crudities; hastily gobled up in five: Coryate, Thomas

About this Item: printed by W[illiam] S[tansby for the author], London, 1611. First edition. First edition. Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke.". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). The First Grand Tour, One of the Great English Literary Curiosities. In 1608 Thomas Coryate, something of an unofficial court jester in the house of Henry, Prince of Wales, undertook a journey across the continent, much of it by foot, which established precedence for the Grand Tour that would become a matter of ritual for Britians of generations to come. Coryate's idiosyncratic account of his travels remains an important work of early English literature; "intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel, [it] contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink" (ODNB). "There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who in five months toilsome travel wandered . over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least as valuable as it is amusing" (Pforzheimer). The narrative is preceded by an impressive number of panegyrics by the London literati, including Ben Jonson, George Chapman, John Donne, Thomas Campion, and many others, solicited by Corayte as a way of demonstrating to booksellers the saleability of the work. These lyrics mock as much as they pay tribute, however, and "during the winter of 1610-1611, this baiting of Coryate was apparently the talk of all literary London" (ibid). The present copy is complete, with the errata leaf, a leaf preceding and apologizing for the errata leaf, and all plates and illustrations. "Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common" (Pforzheimer). Pforzheimer 218; STC 5208 Nineteenth century full crimson morocco gilt by W. Pratt, a.e.g. Expert marginal restoration to titles and several leaves at front, some repairs to text in panegyrics resulting in browning to a small number of words and loss to a few others, a handful of neatly repaired tears throughout including to folding plates, three columns discretely colored on plate of Amphitheater of Verona, plate of Clock of Strasbourg trimmed at top and bottom borders as usual, some scattered light foxing; still a clean copy in an attractive binding Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke.". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). Seller Inventory # 307449

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De disciplina puerorum, recteque formandis eorum &: BECH, Philipp, ed.].

About this Item: Ad 1: VD16, B1342 (5 copies); USTC 629492 (4 of the same 5 copies); ad 2: USTC 198586 (4 copies). Two rare works, both the first editions of these collections, in an elegant French binding from ca. 1700.Ad 1: Rare first and only collective edition of 27 Latin pedagogical works originally published separately in the first half of the 16th century. It includes texts by Louis Vives, Erasmus, Rudolph Agricola, Melanchthon, Christophe Hegendorf, Otho Brundels, Sebald Heyden and others. Even the separately published works are very rare and hard to bring together. This collection presents the essential pedagogical concepts and opinions of the Renaissance. Ad 2: Rare first edition of a selection of excerpts from Greek epistles by more than a dozen classical authors, printed by Guillaume Morel. The authors include Diogenes of Sinope, Apollonius of Tyana, Philostratus, Theophilact and many more. It is followed by a Latin translation. With extensive contemporary annotations in the Greek text of the Epistolae, owner's inscription and bookplate. With some running heads and page numbers in the Epistolae shaved, but otherwise in very good condition, with only minor browning and one quire of the Disiplina with a tiny marginal worm trail. Two rare collective editions of Greek epistles and Latin pedagogical texts, beautifully bound. Seller Inventory # 15097

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Briefe aus der Schweiz nach Hannover geschreiben,: ANDREAE, Johann Gerhard

About this Item: ADB I, p. 447; Barth 17539; Lonchamp 118; Wäber 37. Richly illustrated work on the geology and natural history of Switzerland by Johann Gerhard Reinard Andreae (1724-1793), a German pharmacist and chemist, resulting from his scientific expedition to the Alps in 1763. The letters he sent to his friends during this period were first published in 1764 and 1765 in the Hannoverisches Magazin and appear here newly corrected, enlarged and (for the first time) illustrated for the beautiful 1776 edition of his correspondence, including many notes by Jakob Samuel Wyttenbachs and 15 excursions by Swiss scholars.Added in this copy are over 90 engravings from various sources, including work by the artist Georg Chr. Kilian, all collected by Alb. Müller, who acquired the book in 1819. Also added is a manuscript copy of a letter in French from Prof. d'Annone to Prof. Bernoullé in Berlin, dated 1776, containing an addition to page 31. Some browning. Good copy. Seller Inventory # 21899

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About this Item: Moderna museet. Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Seller Inventory # Z1-E-009-00117

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About this Item: Blind-tooled contemporary pigskin over wooden boards, back on three raised bands with ms. title in brown ink, front cover with name 'Ioachimus Lincke' and date 1563 tooled in black, two clasps. Both titles somewhat soiled, second (Gessner) with ink blot. Binding slightly stained. - Front pastedown with price entry and Latin quotes, some sparse annotations and underlinings in Plautus. First edition of Gessner's rarest work, a treatises on fishes, granting an insight into the preliminary studies for his Historia Animalium. It comprises the edition of Ovid's didactic poem on fishes (Halieuticon with a dedication by Jean Perrin to Sébastien de Loys and Gessner to Perrin) and the alphabetical list of fishes mentioned in Plinius' works (Catalogus aquatilium ex Plinio with a dedication to John Caius or Kays, physician to Queen Mary), "based on material used by Gessner in the compilation of his own work on fishes. Part III [Aquatilium animantium nomina Germanica et Anglica dedicated to the Marburg physician and mathematician Burkhard Mithoff], an alpabetical list of German names for fishes, is the only published work by Gessner written in German; it has its own title, Teutsche Nammen der Fischen und Wasserthieren. The descriptions are partly in German, partly in Latin. Many names are given in English which, as Gessner states in his introductory note, is in his opinion similar to the German language. In addition, there are also French names and some Norwegian, Italian and Hungarian names" (Wellisch). Of notable interest to comaparative linguistics is the penultimate section on ficticious names which Gessner derives from the Greek and Latin and showing great interest in local patois. The book closes with a list of fishes encountered in the ocean, lakes and rivers such as the Rhine, Danube, or Elbe. This edition is identical with Wellish 43.1, except for the different title page and imprint. Very rare; we could only trace two copies sold at auction in the last forty years. Joachim Lincke (name with date 1563 stamped on binding). - M. W. G. with date 1585 written in the lower turn-in of the back cover. - Christoph Heinsius, manuscript entry on front paste-down. Wellisch A 43.2; Vischer K 57 (cf. also K 6); VD 16, O-1619, G-1696-1697 & G-1740; STC, (German), 669; Bäumer, De piscibus et aqualibus libelli III novi. Ein bisher unbeachtetes zoologisches Werk von C. Gesner, in: Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte XIII (1990), 177f.; Petit, Conrad Gesner, zoologiste, in: Gesnerus XXII (1965), 198. - Plautus: VD 16, P-3386; Ebert 17187; Dibdin II, 308. Seller Inventory # B348132

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Published by Dieter Roth Pictures,, S.l., (1973)

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About this Item: Dieter Roth Pictures,, S.l., 1973. Cm. 24 x 17. pp. 72, Edizione in 3.000 esemplari, il nostro 1118/3000.Ottima copia. brossura. Firma dell'artista sotto la numerazione al retro di copertina. Seller Inventory # 7315

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Schotanus van Sterringa, Bernhard

Published by Leeuwarden, Franc?ois Halma,, 1718

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About this Item: Leeuwarden, Franc?ois Halma,, 1718. Condition: sehr guter Zustand. Shirley R. W.: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library: T.HALM-2a; Koeman, vol III, pp. 122-3. - Ein herrliches Exemplar des berühmten Friesland-Atlases. Alle Karten und Stiche in prächtigem zeitgenössischen Kolorit. Zweite und erweiterte Ausgabe der ersten Atlas der niederländischen Provinz Friesland. Mit 30 Detailkarten der Provinz Friesland, einer Übersichtskarte von Friesland und 8 historischen Karten der Niederlande. Die erste Ausgabe wurde von Bernard Schotanus im Jahre 1698 gefertigt, nachdem er von den Gedeputeerde Staten die Aufgabe erhielt, die friesischen Grietenijen neu zu kartieren. Die erste Ausgabe wurde in nur 125 Exemplaren gedruckt. Die raschen topografischen Veränderungen Frieslands und die geringe Anzahl der gedruckten Exemplare, machten eine Neuauflage 20 Jahre später notwendig. Nach dem Tod Schotanus 1704, bearbeitete und publizierte François Halma diese zweite Ausgabe von 1718 in Leeuwarden. Er brachte die Kupferplatten auf den neuesten Stand und hat sieben historische Karten der Niederlande von Menso Alting, sowie eine historische Übersichtskarte von Friesland, hinzugefügt. Der Halma Atlas wurde später bei R & J Ottens neu aufgelegt. (R. W. Shirley) Fockema Andreae in Geschiedenis der Kartografie van Nederland über diesen Atlas: Die Ausführung der Karten ist außergewöhnlich schön. eines der besten und schönsten Dokumente unserer alten Kartographie. Die vorangestellten Wappendarstellungen, bezeichnen Friesland, die vierzehn friesischen Provinzen und das Wappen von William Karel Hendrik Friso von Oranien-Nassau. Das herrliche, allegorische Frontispiz, wurde von Jacob Folkema, nach einer Zeichnung des Künstlers Gerbrandus van der Haven, gestochen. Rückseitig mit einem Gedicht von Johannes Hilarides. Provenienz: Boekhandel W. Eekhoff, Leeuwarden, Etikett auf dem Vorsatz, 19. Jahrhundert Alle Karten des Atlas können auf meiner neuen Atlas Gallerie Webseite betrachtet werden: Schotanus/Halma Friesland Atlas. - Prächtiges, vollständiges Exemplar. Alle Karten und Stiche hervorragend zeitgenössisch handkoloriert. Gedrucktes Inhaltsverzeichnis aus dem 19. Jahrhundert auf Vorsatzblatt eingeklebt. Blaue Papieretiketten, ebenfalls aus dem 19. Jahrhundert, mit aufgedruckten Kartennummer und Titel in den oberen Ecken rückseitig jeder Karte. Die Hälfte der Karten mit geglätteten vertikalen Falten um die Bugfalte. Einige Karten mit Hinterlegungen an der Bugfalte. Teilweise kleine geschlossene Einrisse im Rand. - A splendid copy of the famous Friesland Atlas. All maps and views finely coloured by a contemporary hand. Second and enlarged edition of the first atlas of the Dutch province of Friesland, including 30 detail maps of the entire provinces of Friesland, an overview map of Friesland and 8 historical maps of the Netherlands. The first edition was produced by Bernard Schotanus in 1698 after he received an order from the Gedeputeerde Staten for a new mapping out of the Grietenijen. This first edition was published in 125 copies only. The rapid topographical changes in Frisia and the small number of printed copies made a new edition necessary just 20 years later. After the death of Schotanus in 1704, Franc?ois Halma edited and published this 1718 edition in Leeuwarden. He revised the copperplates with information up to date and added the seven historical maps of the Netherlands from Menso Alting, plus a historical overview map of Frisia by Schotanus. The Halma atlas was later re-issued by R & J Ottens. (R. W. Shirley) Fockema Andreae mentioned in Geschiedenis der Kartografie van Nederland about this atlas: The execution of these maps is exceptionally beautiful. one of the best and most beautiful documents of our old cartography. The heraldic plates showing the arms of the province of Friesland, the arms of the fourteen Frisian districts and the arms of William Karel Hendrik Friso, Prince of Orange-Nassau. The splendid allegorical frontispiece, which is also new in this edition, was engraved by Jacob Folkema after a. Seller Inventory # 11466_0

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About this Item: 1830 - 1920, 1920. Grosse Anzahl von gedruckten und handgeschriebenen Partituren. Die handgeschriebenen Stücke wurden meistens für einen Anlass oder für eine Person komponiert unt gewidmet. Unzählige Fotografien, Fotoalben, Tagebücher von Alexander Reichel, Marie Reichel (seine Mutter), Dokumente, Reiseunterlagen (vor allem für die Reisen nach Russland), etc. Seller Inventory # 6302BB

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SHELLEY, MARY W.

Published by London: T. Hookham, Jun., and C. and J. Ollier, 1817 (1817)

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About this Item: London: T. Hookham, Jun., and C. and J. Ollier, 1817, 1817. First Edition of the author's first book, which beat the far better known and celebrated Frankenstein out of the gate by a couple of months. Issued anonymously, although there is a variant title page crediting the already successful and presumably commercially attractive Percy Bysshe Shelley as the author. Primarily the work of Mary, and based on her journals, it includes contributions by her husband, including his poem, 'Mont Blanc.' There is a tiny, contemporary ink signature on the front pastedown; an excellent copy in what appears to be a publisher's cloth binding in a green moire pattern, titled in gilt on the spine, between decorative devices, 'Shelley's Tour.' The book was certainly issued, as nearly all books were at that time, in paper-covered boards with a paper spine label, and, in that binding, rare as it might be, it is inevitably seen in deplorable condition. These bindings were intended to be temporary, meant to be bound to the purchaser's order and preference, and therefore copies are often found in leather and boards of various description. The present copy, however, gives no indication of ever having been previously bound. Publisher's cloth bindings were not commonly offered until the following decade. Early though it was, it is conceivable that it was available in cloth upon publication, but it is also possible that some unsold, still-unbound sheets were bound in cloth from the 92 sets that Ollier still had in stock when he went out of business in 1823. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # 31678

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Humbel, Carmen

Published by Artemis (1995)

ISBN 10: 1874056234 ISBN 13: 9781874056232

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About this Item: Artemis, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_149415497

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Gale (Creator)

Published by Graham & Whiteside Ltd (2002)

ISBN 10: 1860993095 ISBN 13: 9781860993091

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About this Item: Graham & Whiteside Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. 22nd edition. Seller Inventory # SONG1860993095

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