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De rerum natura.: LUCRETIUS, Carus Titus

LUCRETIUS, Carus Titus

Published by House of Aldus and Andrea of Asola (1515)

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Item Description: House of Aldus and Andrea of Asola, 1515. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. January 1515. 8vo (155 x 97 mm). [7], 125, [2] leaves, including colophon leaf and final leaf with Aldine device on verso. Signatures: *8 (-*8 blank) a-q8 (-q7 blank). Bound by Moëns* in fine purple Jansenistic morocco, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in first compartment, leather turn-ins with broad floral-ruled gilt decoration, purple moire endpapers, all edges and board-edges gilt, spine little sun-faded. Housed in a custom slipcase. Without the two blanks *8 and q7; some leaves at the beginning and the end expertly restored, leaf q6 with circular defect repaired with loss of some words of errata on verso; closed tear in leaf a2, paper washed with faded contemporary annotations, floral woodcut initials on separate paper snippets pasted into dedicated gaps. Provenance: Two elligible old stamps on title-page and a gothic initial "S" to 3rd flyleaf, center of one stamp with circular cut-out and backed by paper showing same initial. ---- Renouard, 74(11); Adams L1651; Gordon 6. - Sixth edition overall of De rerum natura, the second Aldine, and the first edited by Andrea Navagero (the first Aldine was printed in quarto format in 1500), dedicated to Alberto III Pio, Prince of Carpi, which Aldus had been the tutor. According to Renouard superior to the rare first Aldine edition of 1500. This was the last book published by Aldus Manutius the Elder, who died on 6 February 1515. "Democritus, a Green living ca. 400 B.C. first proposed a theory of structure of matter based on a-tom (not divisible) as the fundamental particle in nature. Lucretius' text in verse, On the Nature of Things, is the result of observation, report and conjecture rather than experimental investigation. Lucretius, a Roman, treats on lightning and thunder, volcanoes and water-spouts, pestilence and vulcanic fumes." (Dibner, Herals of Science, 74). *Eugène Moens, was a bookbinder active in Paris between 1890 and 1914. Bookseller Inventory # 002605

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Institutiones calculi differentialis cum eius usu in: EULER, Leonhard

EULER, Leonhard

Published by Typographeo Petri Galeatii, Pavia (1787)

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Item Description: Typographeo Petri Galeatii, Pavia, 1787. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (264 x 204 mm). [2], lxiv, 352; [2], 353-846 pp. Contemporary black half calf over blue marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt (hinges repaired, extremities rubbed). Text bright and crisp, upper blank corner of p.309/310 torn, a few pencil annotations. Fine, wide-margined copy. Zeitlinger I, 1251. - VERY RARE SECOND EDITION, preferable to the first of 1755 for being enlarged by F. Speroni from manuscript notes by the author. "The first text book on the differential calculus which has any claim of being regarded as complete. And it may be said that many modern treatises on the subject are based on it." (W. W. Rouse Ball, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics). This edition with "Eloge de M. Euler" par le Marquis de Condorcet: p. ix-liii. Bookseller Inventory # 002596

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Hypomnemata Physica. I. De rerum naturalium principiis.: SENNERT, Daniel

SENNERT, Daniel

Published by sumptibus Clementis Schleichij & Consortum, typis Caspari Rötelij, Frankfurt (1636)

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Item Description: sumptibus Clementis Schleichij & Consortum, typis Caspari Rötelij, Frankfurt, 1636. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (159 x 99 mm). [32], 528, [16] pp., including index at end. Large printer's woodcut device to title-page. Signatures: (cross)-2(cross)8 A-Z8 Aa-Ll8. Contemporary full vellum with yapp edges. Internally little browned only, a few pencil markings, final 4 leaves with single wormtrack affecting a few words of index. Otherwise a fine and unstained copy. ---- VD17 39:113722S; Wellcome I, 5928. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (without errata), of exceptional rarity (only one copy recorded at auction in the past 50 years). The physician and scholar Daniel Sennert (1572-1637) united various atomistic theories in the early 17th century and advocated the spread of atomism. Jungius further developed the ideas he published. In his Hypomnemata physicae (Notes on Physics), Sennert summarized his theories, emphasizing the imperceptibility of the 'minima', but referring to observations that suggest their existence. When water evaporates, its particles do not disintegrate, but become undetectably small. His efforts to unite corpuscular theories with the Aristotelian theory of matter brought him recognition in the course of his life, but was later criticized. The assumption that the original atoms are linked to hardly divisible prima mixta influenced the teachings of Robert Boyle (1627-91) and Joachim Jungius (1587-1657) "(see NDB XXIV, 262 f.). Some issues include two leaves of errata which are not present in our copy (as absent from the Wellcome and VD17 copies). Bookseller Inventory # 002614

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Kurtzer Begriff der Anatomie worinnen hauptsächlich die: DELSENBACH, Johann Adam

DELSENBACH, Johann Adam

Published by Lorenz Bieling for the author, Nürnberg (1733)

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Item Description: Lorenz Bieling for the author, Nürnberg, 1733. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Large Folio. Large folio (424 x 305 mm). 6 nn. leaves and 19 engraved copper plates. Folio. Recent three-quarter maroon, spine titled in gilt, new endpapers, bumping to lower corners. Internally crips and clean with very minor age-toning and occasional finger-soiling, single small worm hole in blank margin, final plate with closed horizontal tear through entire plate, but without loss of image (backed with paper on verso). Fine copy. ---- NLM/Blake p.114; Waller 2350. - FIRST EDITION of an anatomical work mainly intended for physicians and artists with explanations for specific muscles and bones. It was edited by Johann Adam Delsenbach (1687-1765), an engraver who worked in Nuremberg for most of his life, and includes an introduction by Christoph Jacob Treu. The engravings are of high quality and executed much in the style of Vesalius. The work is quite rare with no copy at auction in the past 25 years. Bookseller Inventory # 002639

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Opusculum chymico-physico-medicum, seu schediasmatum a pluribus annis: STAHL, Ernst Georg

STAHL, Ernst Georg

Published by typis & impensis Orphantrophei, Halle (1715)

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Item Description: typis & impensis Orphantrophei, Halle, 1715. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (210 x 160 mm). [6], 856 [i.e. 852], [40] pp., including final blank 5V4, index and errata. Title printed in red and black, with the engraved portrait frontispiece. Signatures: [-]3, A-4Q4, 4R2, 4S-5V4. Bifolium 4R1/2 probably a cancel with double page-numberings pp. 681 to 688. Contemporary vellum, plain spine lettered in gilt (bumping and wear to corners, small worm holes). Text somewhat browned and brown-spotted throughout, faint small dampstain to top margin of final leaves, ink annotations in old hand to p.608, shelf-mark in ink to title-leaf verso. A fine unsophisticated copy in original binding. ---- Bolton I, p.847; Duveen, p.559-60; DSB XII, p.604-5. RARE FIRST EDITION. This work includes the 'Zymotechnia Fundamentalis,' (first published 1697) in which is to be found the first statement of the phlogiston theory and also Stahl's theory of fermentation. (Duveen). "Stahl was the originator of the phlogiston theory, which dominated chemistry until the end of the 18th century. Stahl took the structure of his theory from Becher, who had stated air, water and earth to be the three elementary principles with water and earth the basis of all material things, and who had further subdivided the principle of earth into the three principles of substantiality, combustibility and weight/ductility/volatility. Stahl elaborated from Becher's 'second earth' a new chemical principle, phlogiston, a substance representing the principle of combustibility that combined with other chemical substances to form compounds. Experimental evidence for the existence of phlogiston came largely from metals and minerals, particularly from the reversible relationship of metals and their calces: when a metal was heated intensely, its phlogiston was driven off and a calx appeared, but when phlogiston was reintroduced to the calx (by heating it with carbon, oil, pitch or other phlogiston-rich materials), the metal reappeared. Air did not combine with phlogiston but received it when it was liberated during combustion; air could absorb only a limited amount of phlogiston, and when that limit was reached, combustion could not longer take place. The flaws in the phlogiston theory are obvious, and it did not survive the 18th century; however, it served as an important link between the older chemical concepts and the new, an attempt to modify the existing intellectual framework in order to account for new experimental observations" (Norman 2005). Bookseller Inventory # 002589

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Chirurgisch-anatomische Abbildungen = Icones chirurgico-anatomicae in usum: ROSENMÜLLER, Johann Christian

ROSENMÜLLER, Johann Christian

Published by im Verlage des F. S. privil. Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs., Weimar (1805)

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Item Description: im Verlage des F. S. privil. Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs., Weimar, 1805. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Large Folio. 1805-1807. 3 Parts in one volume. Large Folio (487 x 330 mm). 60 engraved plates of which 5 outlines and 55 hand-colored (8 folding). Plates only with original printed front wrappers bound in. Light blue paper card boards (little soiling and rubbing). Plates somewhat creased at fore-margin and lightly browned throughout, repaired closed tears mainly to folds, little soiling to margins. Fine coloration of plates. ---- Waller 8224. RARE FIRST EDITION. Issued in three fascicules: Erster Theil, Welcher die Theile des Kopfes und Halses begreift. Zweiter Theil, Welcher die Theile der Brust und die Brustglieder begreift. Dritter Theil, Welcher die Theile des Bauches und due Buchglieder begreift. Bookseller Inventory # 002593

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Hauss Apoteck, zu yeden Leibs gebresten, für: BRUNSCHWIG, Hieronymus

Item Description: Haynrich Stayner, Augsburg, 1539. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. I. Hauss Apoteck, zu yeden Leibs gebresten, für den gemainen Man und das arm Landvolck. Augsburg: Haynrich Stayner, 1539. [4], LXXXI (i.e. LXXI) leaves, including large title-woodcut by Hans Weiditz, and three woodcut illustrations (one full-page), without final blank. Signatures: A-T4 (-T4, blank). Text somewhat browned, light waterstaining, lower margin of most leaves with old repairs of tears and chipping with pasted paper occasionally affecting or obscuring bottom line of text or catchwords (F4v, G3r, H4r, M1r, M2r, M4rv, N1v, N2v, N4v, O2v, P2r, Q1r, S3v), M3 and S1v with little loss of text, upper margin trimmed close, affecting page numbers on leaf L3r. [Bound with:] II. [VOGTHERR, Heinrich]. Eyn nutzlich Bad und artzney, den Bruch an alten und jungen ungeschnitten zuheylen. Strassburg: Heirich Vogtherr, 1 September 1538. 7 unnumbered leaves, Signatures A-B4 (-B4), without the final blank. Text little browned and waterstained throughout, leaves B1-3 with old paper repair to lower margin not affecting text, small wormhole. [Bound with:] III. PLATINA, Bartholomaeus. Von allen Speysen und Gerichten etc. Aller hand art künstlich wol zu kochen, einmachen und beraytten. Dabey ains yeden und Essens wirckung und natur, zu auffenthaltung menschlicher gesundtheyt. Wie man Weyn und Essig wol erziehen, behalten und widerpringen, Auch mit aller hand kreütern und Specereyen zu gesunthayt, beraytten und geprauchen sol. Alles New und ordenlich zusamen gepracht. Augsburg: Haynrich Stayner, 1537. [4], 27 leaves. Signatures A-H4 (-H4), without final blank. Title page with large woodcut illustration. Text little browned and waterstained throughout, title-woodcut with small hole backed with paper on verso and repaired tear in blank fore-margin, margins of few leaves with pasted-paper repairs, obscuring a few signatures or catchword at lower margin, tear at lower margin of leaf D2 with little loss of text recto and verso [Bound with:] IV. [AUTHOR UNKNOWN]. Von Stahel und Eisen die künstlich waich und herrt zumachen, Allen Waffenschmiden, Goltdschmiden, Gürtlern, Sigil unnd Stempffelschneidern etc. vast nutzlich zu wissen. Mit viel andern künstlin, wie man golt und silber farben, auff eyn jedes metall, manncherley weiß machen sol. Darzu auch wie mann in stahel und eisen, oder auff waffen etzen sol. Strasburg: Jacob Cammerlander, 1539. 8 unnumbered leaves, large title-woodcut, final leaf verso with large woodcut vignette. Signatures: A-B4. Text little browned and waterstained throughout, single small wormhole, paper repair to lower blank margin of title-leaf. Seventeenth-century full calf, gilt-decoated spine with lettering piece (binding restored, spine and boards rubbed and little worn, new endpapers). I. USTC 661726; VD16 B8734; Waller 1582; Benzing, Brunschwig 40. THIRD EDITION in German language of Brunschwig's popular home medical manual. The Hauss Apoteck is very rare. Only 5 public libraries can be traced: Yale Univ., Harvard Univ., Univ. of Wisconsin, Fribourg, Switzerland and in Budapest. It was first published under the title Thesaurus pauperum (pauper's dispensatory) as part 5 of Liber de arte distillandi de compositis, also called Grosses Destillierbuch. The leaves XLI to L are omitted in the pagination. The full-page woodcut shows a pharmacy with jars in the background and a herb garden to the left; another woodcut with a feast scene, and a third showing a farmer and a gardener in their activities. Das Buch ist eigentlich eine populäre Version des fünften Buches der "Destillierkunst" und darf nicht verwechselt werden mit der "Hauss Apoteck für den gemeinen Mann." Alle Ausgaben (auch die später gedruckten) sind selten; das Kompendium war Volksbuch im eigentlichen Sinn des Wortes. Der ganzseitige Holzschnitt zeigt eine Apotheke mit Standgefässen im Hintergrund und links davon ein Kräutergarten; ein weiterer Holzschnitt zeigt eine Gelageszene und ein dritter Holzschnitt jeweils einen Landwirt. Bookseller Inventory # 002534

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Gründlicher Unterricht von Hütte-Werken. . . nebst: SCHLÜTER, Christoph Andreas

SCHLÜTER, Christoph Andreas

Published by F.W.Meyer, Braunschweig (1738)

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Item Description: F.W.Meyer, Braunschweig, 1738. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (348 x 213 mm). [20], 612, [68], 198, [26] pp. Engraved frontispiece, engraved headpiece with 2 portraits, 58 (57 folding) engraved plates. Contemporary three-quarter calf, spine with gilt-lettered label (label chipped with loss, spine ends and hinges expertly repaired), red-coloured edges. Text very little age-toned and virtually unspotted, title-page with little finger-soiling at lower corner, plates with little browning and spotting, occasional light dampstaining to corners of plates, last plate repaired at gutter. A fine, wide-margined copy. ---- Duveen 534; Darmstaedter 105; Hoover 725; Honeyman 2793; Ferchl 480; Roller-G. II, 408. - FIRST EDITION of the most important mining book of the 18th century. "Schlüter was an official in British pay at Braunschweig and he dedicates his book to George II. He describes not only German mines, but also those of England, Scotland, Scandinavia and South-Eastern Europe". (Duveen). "The Hoovers rated this great folio with its many descriptions and folding plates of metal separation processes as one of the most important in the Agricola, Ercker, Löhneyss tradition. The accounts of separating silver from copper and from gold were considered especially admirable" (Hoover). "Eines der schönsten Werke über Hüttenkunde und Probirkunst" (Darmstaedter). Schlüter beschreibt nicht nur deutsche Bergwerke, sondern auch solche in England, Schottland, Skandinavien und Südost-Europa. Das Frontispiz mit einer Ansicht von Goslar mit allegorischen Figuren, die gefalteten Kupfer zeigen zahlreiche Öfen, Gebäude, Maschinenanlagen, Geräte, technische und mathematische Instrumente u.v.m. Bookseller Inventory # 002601

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Archimedis opera quae extant, novis demonstrationibus commentariisque: ARCHIMEDES Syracusani

ARCHIMEDES Syracusani

Published by apud Claudium Morellum, Paris (1615)

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Item Description: apud Claudium Morellum, Paris, 1615. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (330 x 220 mm). [44], 549 (i.e. 551) [1] pp., title printed in red and black and with woodcut device, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in text, parallel Greek and Latin text. Contemporary speckled calf with old rebacking, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt-lettered morocco label (corners bumped, some wear to extremities), red sprinkled edges. Text with even light browning , occasional very minor spotting, faint dampstain to upper corner of final 8 leaves, tiny worm track in first 10 leaves, upper blank corner of Cc3 torn, diagram on p.380 shaved at fore edge as often. Provenance: Sales letter by John Howell Books dated June 11, 1977 loosely inserted, illegible signature to front pastedown. Fine copy. ---- Houzeau-L. 826; DG 6.2146; Brunet I, 384; Ebert 918; Hofmann I, 239; Riccardi I1, 43, 7/1; Bibl. Dt. Mus., Libri rari 14; Cantor II, 659; DSB I, 229. - "Influential Greek and Latin edition" (DSB), valuable for its numerous woodcuts and diagrams, text in Greek and Latin. Rivault's magisterial edition of Archimedes, containing the Greek text (taken from the editio princeps of 1544), a Latin translation and some of the ancient commentaries, was used by 17th-century scholars such as Fermat and Descartes. Fleurance, after travelling much in his youth, was made, in 1612, tutor to the young Louis XIII, a post he held until he was dismissed for striking his charge's pet dog. Bookseller Inventory # 002546

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Homer's Iliads in English / By Tho.: HOMER [HOBBES, Thomas]
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Item Description: William Crook, London, 1676. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Homer's Iliads in English / By Tho. Hobbes of Malmsbury. To which be added Homer's Odysses Englished by the same author. London: Printed by J. C. for W. Crook, at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1676. [12], 384 pp. Signatures: A-Z6, Aa-Kk6 (A4-6, advertisements; U1 incorrectly signed V). Pages 194, 226, 234, 242, 368 incorrectly numbered 94, 26, 243, 42, 378, respectively. Text little browned, stained and soiled throughout, title page with paper repair at top margin and center (affecting the word "London"), small burn hole in Gg2 affecting one letter of text, fore-margin of Dd4 torn with loss of one letter of text. [Bound with] HOMER [HOBBES, Thomas]. Odysses. Translated out of the Greek by Tho. Hobbes of Malmsbury. The Second edition. London: Printed for W. Crook, at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1677. [6], 269, 280-301 [3] pp. Lacking the additional engraved title. Signatures: B? C-O¹². 12mo (157 x 90 mm). Contemporary full calf (heavily worn, corners bumped). Text little browned, stained and soiled throughout. Still a good copy of of the exceedingly rare first edition of Hobbes' translation of the Iliads. ---- Wing H2550; ESTC R2521, Macdonald & Hargreaves 79. The rare FIRST EDITION of Thomas Hobbes' Translation into English Verse of Homer's Iliads, published one year after his translation of Homer's Odyssey. Hobbes' Homer is the fitting latter bookend of one of the greatest careers of any philosopher of antiquity or modernity. His first important publication was, of course, the Thucydides of 1629. Having thus begun with antiquity's greatest historian, Hobbes, arguably the greatest and most influential early modern philosopher, ends his career with antiquity's greatest poet. The translation was well received and was enjoyed by Pope, who owned and annotated a copy, using Hobbes' translation as one of the references for his own. Hobbes' short essay on the virtues of an heroic poem, which serves as an epistle to the reader is full of erudition and one of the earlier works on its subject in English. Both first editions of Hobbe's translation are rare. AE records only one copy of the Iliads at auction (Sotheby's 2015) in the past 50 years. Most of the copies in libraries are reproductions of the Huntington Library original. Our copy is bound with the second edition of the Odyssey (ESTC R38794), which was published together with the second edition of the Odyssey one year after, in 1677. Bookseller Inventory # 002591

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Important Sammelband of 13 works by Pope,: POPE, Alexander; SWIFT,

POPE, Alexander; SWIFT, Jonathan et al.

Published by various, London (1733)

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Item Description: various, London, 1733. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. POPE, Alexander. I. An Essay on Man. In Epistles to a Friend, Corrected by the Author, Epistles I-IV. London: printed for J. Wilford, [1733]. [7] 8 5-17 [1]; [7], 6-18; [5] 6-20; [5] 2-18, [2] pp. Half titles for Epistles II & III only as called for, adverts leaf bound at end of Epistle IV. First edition, Epistle I in third variant printing (see Rothschild 1615), bound with 11 other works: II. Of the Use of Riches, and Epistle to the Right Honourable Allen Lord Bathurst. 2nd edition. London: Printed J. Wright for Lawton Gilliver, 1733. 22, [2] pp. including adverts leaf. (Rothschild 1605 for the first edition). III. An Epistle from Mr. Pope to Dr. Arbuthnot. 1st edition. London: Printed J. Wright for Lawton Gilliver, 1734. [4], 30 (i.e. 20) pp. (Rothschild 1623). IV. An Epistle to the Right Honourable Richard Lord Vict. Cobham. 1st edition. London: Printed for Lawton Gilliver, 1733. [4], 13 [3] pp. including half-title and adverts leaf. (Rothschild 1611). V. Of the Characters of Women: An Epistle to a Lady. 1st edition, 1st issue. London: Printed J. Wright for Lawton Gilliver, 1735. [2], 16, [2] pp. including half-title and adverts leaf. (Rothschild 1624). VI. The First Satire of the Second Book of Horace, Imitated in a Dialogue between Alexander Pope, of VII. Twickenham in Com. Midd. Esq; on the one Part, and his Learned Council on the other. 1st edition. London: Printed by L. G. and sold by A. Dodd, 1733. 19 (1] pp. (Rothschild 1608). VII. The Sixth Epistle of the First Book of Horace Imitated. 1st edition. London: Printed for L. Gilliver, 1737. [4], 15 [1] pp. Half-title bound after title-leaf. (Rothschild 1638). VIII. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight. A Dialogue Something like Horace. 1st edition, 1st issue. London: Printed for T. Cooper, [1738]. [4], 10, [2] pp. including half-title and adverts leaf. (Rothschild 1642). IX. [SWIFT, Jonathan]. On Poetry: A Rapsody. 1st edition. Printed at Dublin, and Re-printed at London, sold by J. Huggonson, 1733. 28 pp. (Foxon S888; Hayward 153; Rogers 869; Rothschild 2147; Teerink 741; Williams 639). X. [HARTE, Walter]. An Essay on Reason. 1st edition. London: Printed by J. Wright for Lawton Gilliver, 1735. [4], 30, [2] pp. including adverts leaf. (Griffith 359). XI. [BRAMSTON, James]. The Man of Taste. Occasion'd by an Epistle of Mr. Pope's on that Subject. By the Author of the Art of Politicks. 1st edition. London: Printed by J. Wright for Lawton Gilliver, 1733. 19 [1] pp. including engraved frontispiece to verso of half-title. XII. [HASLEDINE, William]. Bellus Homo et Academicus. Recitarunt in Theatro Sheldoniano apud Comitia Oxoniensia MDCCXXXIII. London: J. Willford, 1733. 16 pp. Folio (347 x 220 mm). Contemporary plain vellum, spine titled in ink (boards little soiled and crooked). Some occasional light soiling and toning to text, a few tears not affecting text, few leaves with paper cracking at gutter (but no signs of wetting or paper mould), previous owner signatures, manuscript list to first flyleaf,occasional pencil annotation and markings in text, work IX with chipping of fore-margin and torn lower blank edge. Provenance: Robert Needham Cust and Robert Henry Hobart Cust (armorial bookplates to front pastedown). A fine copy. ---- I. Rothschild 1615; Foxon P822; Griffith 294; Hayward 148. - The four epistles of the Essay on Man were published successively on 20 February, 29 March, 8 May 1733, and 24 January 1734. They were published anonymously and undated as the author was wary of the negative and hostile perception of him and his previous works that existed in some quarters, and wanted the work to be considered without prejudice on its own merits. The first editions of the first three Epistles appear in variant states, the priority of which is not always clear, but none of which are of textual significance - apart from Griffith's issue I of Epistle I, which Pope revised. . . Bookseller Inventory # 002598

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Scriptores rei Militaris. Four parts in one: BEROALDUS, Philippus (editor),
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Item Description: Franciscus Plato de Benedictis, Bologna, 1496. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (281 x 177 mm). [98] leaves. Signatures: AA¿EE6 FF4 GG¿MM6 N4 O6 PP¿RR6. First two tracts have own colophons dated 1495. Roman letter, 37 lines, capital spaces with guide letters, printer's device at end of first part and after final colophon, register leaf at rear, 34 diagrams consisting of type arrangements depicting tactical formations. Bound in a fine 19th-century blue morocco with gilt-lettered and gilt-decoated spine, gilt crest of a lion and crown to upper cover and monogram JS to lower cover (boards and extremities rubbed, corners slightly bumped). Some old ink marginalia in red ink towards rear, scattered minor spotting, slight staining to blank upper margin of first few leaves, a few minor wormholes to early leaves. Provenance: Michael Tomkinson (monogram bookplate to front pastedown); Sotheby's sale, London, 7 July 1922, lot 1892; Kenneth Tomkinson Collection*. A fine copy, printed on strong paper and with deep impressions of the type. ---- Copinger 5330, 2594; BMC VI, 828; Proctor 6607; Goff S-345; Klebs 903.3; Pellechet 4933. - THE SECOND EDITION of the collection of works on Roman military systems by the ancient Roman writers, traditionally known as Scriptores rei militaris (military writers). Based on Sulpitius Silber's edition of 1487, Filippo Beroaldo rearranged the order of appearance of the texts. Beroaldo claims, in his letter on leaf 2A1 verso, to have edited all four tracts, but they are actually just reprints from the first edition. Vegetius' De re militari mainly focuses on military organisation and how to react to certain occasions in war. He explains how one should fortify and organize a camp, how to train troops, how to handle undisciplined troops, how to handle a battle engagement, how to march, formation gauge and many other useful methods of promoting organization and valour in the legion. The De vocabulis rei militaris attributed to Modestus consists of excerpts from Vegetius, De re militari and Aelianus' work, written in Greek, is also known by the Latin title Tactica. Interesting for Vegetius' work is that the demonstration of military tactical formations is achieved by the use of ordinary printer's types arranged in patterns showing the positioning of troops. *Ken Tomkinson (1918-1985) came from a rich heritage of book collectors. His grandfather was Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921), of Franche Hall, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, who established Tomkinson Carpets in Kidderminster in 1869. Michael was a major collector of books and Japanese antiquities. When Michael died his set of the four Shakespeare Folios was sold privately, while the remainder of his collection formed two sales at Sotheby's (April and July 1922). However, some books were retained by the family and some bought back at the auction. Michael's son Geoffrey (1881-1963) continued the book collecting passion instilled in him by his father with an emphasis on private press books, producing his own noted book, A Select Bibliography of the Principal Modern Presses Public and Private in Great Britain and Ireland (1928). In turn, Geoffrey's son Ken continued to add to two generations of Tomkinson family books and many of the books here bear the bookplate of one or more Tomkinson collectors. Bookseller Inventory # 002599

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Arbor scie[n]tie venerabilis [et] celitus illuminati patris: LULL, Ramon

Item Description: Gilbert de Villiersfor Guillaume Huyon and Constantin Fradin, Lyon, 1515. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 4 May 1515. 8vo (191 x 134 mm). 224 leaves, foliated [i] ij-ccxxiiij. Signatures: a-z8, A-E8. Colophon on E8r. Gothic types, 2 columns, 50 lines and headline, lombard and decorated initials, 5 woodcuts used 17 times (some with typeset captions). Bound in fine 18th century green vellum, spine with rich gilt floral decoration and gilt morocco lettering piece, boards little rubbed and soiled. Head of title page with old paper repair not affecting text, upper margin trimmed a bit close just touching headlines on a few pages, tiny hole in title-leaf affecting one letter on verso. First 3 leaves including the title a bit browned and spotted, otherwise quite crisp and clean. Provenance: the highest authority of the masonic order of the Scottish rite of Northern America (Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States) with fine engraved bookplate on front pastedown (motto "Deus Meumque Jus - Supreme Council 33") with signature "Inv. W.P.B. 1900" (W. Phillips Barrett, engraver). A fine copy printed on good, strong paper. ---- Duveen, p. 368; Palau 143725; Rogent and Duran, Bibliografia de les impressions Lullianes (Barcelona, 1927) no. 55; Baudrier XI, 107; Renouard, Badius Ascensius III, 44-45. - THE RARE THIRD (SECOND ILLUSTRATED) EDITION of the principal philosophical work of the great Catalan mystic, Ramon Lull who was killed by the Saracens in Morocco in 1315. In this, the most voluminous and comprehensive of his treatises, he expounds his entire system of philosophy, dividing the whole range of human knowledge into 16 categories, each represented allegorically by a tree (arbor). All early editions of Lull's philosophical works are rare, because his doubtful orthodoxy and his reputation as a magician and a cabbalist led to their destruction. The illustrations, cut for this book, show the trees of knowledge envisaged by Lull. Of considerable interest is the cut for the "arbor moralis", in which Christ appears as Judge with the axe, and the woodcut on fol. II recto, showing Lull being inspired by the Holy Ghost. Lull, who was born about 1232, was "one of the greatest vernacular authors of medieval Europe, the father of western orientalism, the inventor of a kind of generalised logic". (Sarton, Introd. Hist. of Science, vol. II, pt. 2, pp. 900-914.) Palau IV, p. 294. The first two editions, Barcelona 1482 (GofF L-383) and 1505 (Norton 94, with woodcuts), are both of exceptional rarity. The Arbor scientiae was extensively analysed, with reproductions from the present edition, by Frances Yates (The Art of Ramon Lull, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol. XVII, 1954; reprinted in her Collected Essays, London, 1982, pp. 9-77). Lullism enjoyed a strong revival in Renaissance France in the circle of Lefevre d'Etaples and of the scholar-printer Badius Ascensius. The present Lyons edition contains the first appearance of the title-page commendatory verse by Badius. This apparently represents the beginnings of his involvement in Lull's writings. He shortly after published in Paris, between November 1515 and December 1516, five further tractates by Lull. Bookseller Inventory # 002624

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Kupfer-Bibel, In welcher Die Physica Sacra, Oder: SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob
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Item Description: Christian Ulrich Wagner, Augsburg, Ulm, 1731. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1731, 1733, 1735. 4 parts bound in 4 volumes. Folio (390 x 250 mm). Complete with 760 copper engravings on 758 plates plus 3 frontispieces. Vol. I: pp. [56], 1-276, half-title, letterpress title, engraved allegorial frontipsiece by Sperl after Joh. Daniel Preisler, frontispiece mezzotint portrait of the author by Pintz after Georg. de Marees, and 174 engravings on 172 plates numbered I-CLXXIV including 2 double-page (engravings no. 37, 38, 39 on single sheet), plus 3 bis-plates (numbered 39A, 99B, 133A), Plate 66 with the rainbows hand-coloured. Vol. II: pp. [8], 277-672, 189 engraved plates numbered CLXXV-CCCLXIV including 1 double-page, plus 4 bis-plates (numbered 217A, 223A, 340A, 340B). Plate no. 340 skipped. Vol. III: pp. [8], 1-736, 210 engraved plates numbered CCCLXV-DLXXV including 2 double-page, plus 5 bis-plates (numbered 446A, 446B, 446C, 463A, 470A. Plate no. 446 skipped. Vol. IV: pp. [8], 737-1426, [80], frontispiece portrait of the author and 175 engraved plates (numbered DLXXVI-DCCL). Bound in uniform contemporary full calf, each spine with 6 raised bands and gilt-lettered label in first compartment, boards and spines ruled in blind, upper joints of vol. I and II cracked but cords firmly holding, corners bumped and scuffed. Little browning and occasional marginal spotting of text and plates in vol. IV and second half of vol. III, otherwise quite crisp and bright. Vol. I with closed tear to leaf Aa2 (without loss). Page 103 of vol. III with brown staining in fore-margin probably from lamp oil. An outstanding set in untouched contemporary binding, complete in all respects, with the plates in neat, deep black impressions on strong paper. ---- Nissen, ZBI 3659; Rümann 1018; Lanck./Oehler I, 32ff; Faber du Faur 1855. FIRST GERMAN EDITION, published at the same time as the Lating edition. Scheuchzer's scientific explanation of biblical history discusses events such as the creation, flood and various miracles in terms of physics, medicine and natural history. It also contains a taxonomy of all the plants and animals mentioned in the Bible. Many Augsburg engravers have contributed to this richly illustrated bible with scientific commentary for which the Swiss natural scientist Scheuchzer had used a great number of sources. Johann Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) is well known for his collection of fossils, for his systematic exploration of the Alps and for his numerous publications on geology and the natural sciences. His commentary brings these sciences to bear on the explication of passages in the Bible, illustrating and discussing numerous plant and animal fossils, and many biblical animals, some with anatomical drawings. Included in the first volume is a bibliography of publications on these topics. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, gleichzeitig mit der lateinischen erschienen. Die schöne, prachtvoll illustrierte Kupferstich-Bibel in einem vollständigen Exemplar. Diese Bibelausgabe zählt zu den schönsten Erzeugnissen der Augsburg Buchillustrationen des 18. Jahrhunderts; die Kupfer wurden von den besten Stechern der Zeit gefertigt, darunter Sperling, Corvinus, Tyroff u. a. Die Vorlagen zeichnete der Züricher Maler Johann Melchior Füßli, ein Freund Scheuchzers. Die Darstellungen jeweils in phantasievollen Umrahmungen mit Blatt-, Ranken- und Muschelwerk. "Unter Scheuchzers Anleitung zeichnete sein Freund, der Züricher Maler Füßli, die Vorlagen der Tafeln. Diese selbst bringen alles was sonst im botanischen, zoologischen, astronomischen, geographischen, im architektonischen, emblematischen und religiösen Tafelwerk vorliegt. Auch die aus dem Ornamentstich bekannten Motive, Blatt-, Ranken- und Muschelwerk, Phantasieumrahmungen aller Art sind in vorbildlicher Form hier zu finden. Die von Johann Daniel Preissler geschaffenen 'abwechselnden Nebenzierraten' gehören zu den phantasievollsten Leistungen ihrer Gattung. So bildet die Scheuchzerische Kupferbibel wirklich einen Höhepunkt der Augsburger graphischen Kunst. . . Bookseller Inventory # 002621

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Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon. Quae praeter naturae: LYCOSTHENES, Conradus. [WOLFFHART,

LYCOSTHENES, Conradus. [WOLFFHART, Conrad]

Published by Henricus Petri, Basel (1557)

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Item Description: Henricus Petri, Basel, 1557. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (285 x 194 mm). [12], 670, [2] pp. Signatures: a4 b2 A6 B-C4 D-Z6 Aa-Zz6 AA-II6 KK4 LL6. Errata, colophon and woodcut printer's device on final leaf LL6. About 1500 woodcut illustrations and repeats, several by H.R. Manuel Deutsch and David Kandel. Contemporary half vellum, spine with 3 raised bands, ink lettered in first compartment (binding soiled, boards and extremities somewhat worn, corners scuffed and bumped). Text little browned throughout, occasional minor spotting, little dampstaining to blank margins of few pages. About 6 pages with ink-cancelled text lines. Provenance: Joseph Aino(?) (illegible signature to title-page). A very good unsophisticated copy in an untouched binding. ---- Thorndike VI, 489; Adams W-250; Durling, NLM, 2878; Wellcome I, 3917; Zinner, Geschichte und Bibliographie der Astronomischen Literatur 2177; Ackermann I, 565. - FIRST EDITION of an exhaustive anthology of monsters, prodigies and portents, copiously illustrated. In 1552 Lycosthenes published the first separate edition of Julius Obsequens, a Latin writer on prodigies. The publication was a success, and so, he undertook the present work. He believed that prodigies or portents had a religious significance and that they show "God's anger and severity towards crimes, and fortell great changes in the world". He admits that such occurrences often had natural causes, but that God was ultimately in control. His work of 1557 is arranged in a chronological order. It begins with the serpent talking to Adam and Eve and goes through to the year of publication.The woodcuts demonstrate land- and see monsters, siamese twins, meteorite falls such as the Ensisheim fall in 1492, hailstorms, shower of stones by volcanic eruptions, destroyed towns by earthquakes, plagues of locusts, comets and solar- and lunar eclipses. The illustration on p. 494, resembling a spaceship sighted in Arabia in 1479, is considered to be the earliest depiction of a UFO. The work was also published the same year in German. "Das Wunderbuch erzählt von merkwürdigen Ereignissen jeder Art und gibt, wie kaum ein zweites seiner Zeit, ein Bild des mittelalterlichen Aberglaubens. Ausser unzähligen Missgeburten, die noch Paré zum 19. Buche seiner Opera als Vorbild dienten, werden durch die Fülle der Holzschnitte (wohl mehr als 2000, inkl. Wdh.) dargestellt: Erdbeben, Steinregen, Folterungen, Goldregen, Land - und Seeungeheuer, Menschenfresser, Sonnen - und Mondfinsternisse, Epidemien usw. Vielleicht das am reichsten illustrierte Buch jener Zeit" (Ackermann). Bookseller Inventory # 002620

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Prodromus Dissertationum Cosmographicarum continens Mysterium Cosmographicum de: KEPLER, Johannes

Item Description: Erasmus Kempfer for Godefrid Tampach, Frankfurt, 1621. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 1621-1622. Folio (290 x 193 mm). 1-114, 119-163 [1]; 1-50 pp. 5 folding plates. Signatures: ):(4 A-V4; a-e4 f6 (-f6, blank), 109 of 110 leaves, without the final blank only. Second work with separate title-page, p.89 with section title to the Narratio Prima. Near contemporary paper wrappers, bound without endpapers, blue-colored edges, housed in a custom clamshell box. Text and plates little browned, occasional minor spotting, title-page somewhat soiled, two tiny holes in title-leaf (one affecting one letter of text), short tear at fold of plate 3 outside image, a few dog ears to upper blank corner. A fine, unsophisticated copy. ---- Caspar 67 & 68; Houzeau-Lancaster 2841; DSB VII, p.291-3. - ENLARGED SECOND EDITION of the Prodromus; together as issued with the FIRST EDITION of the Apologia. When Kepler originally published Prodromus Dissertationum Cosmographicarum, continens Mysterium Cosmographicum as a defence against Fludd in 1596, it "was the first unabashedly Copernican treatise since De Revolutionibus itself . . . Kepler argued that the sun's centrality was essential, for the sun itself must provide the driving force to keep the planets in motion . . . although the principal idea of the Mysterium Cosmographicum was erroneous, Kepler established himself as the first, and until Descartes the only, scientist to demand physical explanations for celestial phenomena. Seldom in history has so wrong a book been so seminal in directing the future course of science" (DSB). The Prodromus was originally printed in 1596 in quarto format in a small edition of about 300 copies. Using the numerical relationship between the five regular solid figures or 'Platonic bodies' and the five intervals between the six planets then known, Kepler advanced the first unitary system in explanation of the structure of the solar system. By 1621 the Prodromus was out of print and it was decided to bring out a new edition; rather than rewrite the text, Kepler added numerous detailed footnotes which enabled him to elaborate upon and amend in the light of his subsequent studies the intuitive discoveries of his youthful genius regarding the number, size, and the course of the planets. This 1621 edition is thus of great importance. The Apologia (1622) is Kepler's defense against the reproaches of Robert Fludd, English physician and mystical philosopher. Kepler had criticized Fludd in an appendix to Harmonices Mundi (1619); the latter continued the argument in published replies to Kepler in 1621 and 1622. Bookseller Inventory # 002603

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An original theory or new hypothesis of: WRIGHT, Thomas

WRIGHT, Thomas

Published by Printed for the Author, and sold by H. Chapelle, London (1750)

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Item Description: Printed for the Author, and sold by H. Chapelle, London, 1750. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (286 x 226 mm). viii, [4], 84 pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece* of the author by Fourdrinier after G. Allen, title printed in red and black, 32 engraved plates (2 folding, 8 in mezzotint), wood-engraved initials, head- and tailpieces, with the errata- and list of subscribers leaves, without the final blank. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and with gilt-lettered morocco label in first compartment (boards and extremities rubbed, corners bumped and scuffed). Internally very little age-toned, minor spotting to a few leaves only, light offsetting from frontispiece on title-page, tiny hole in plate 28 from paper flaw not affecting image. Provenance: inscribed monogram L.C.B. to front pastedown. An outstanding, bright and crisp copy with very broad margins. ---- Norman 2265; DSB XIV, p.518-9; Honeyman 3143; Gingerich, Rara Astronomica 53; Hoskin, J. for the History of Astronomy, 1, pp.44-52. RARE FIRST EDITION of this attempt at reconciling religion and science and establishing an understanding of the Milky Way. A book of considerable importance in the history of science. Wright first explained the Milky Way and the nebulae as external galaxies and provided the basis for the theories on the universe by Kant, Herschel and Laplace. Wright, a teacher of navigation and a land surveyor by profession, "hypothesized a 'divine center' of the universe, corresponding to a gravitational center around which the sun and other stars orbited. He also proposed, as a possible explanation for the visual phenomenon of the Milky Way, a model of the universe in which the orbiting stars formed a flattened ring, this hypothesis caused Immanuel Kant, who did not realize that Wright's 'center' was supernatural, to credit Wright with originating a disk-shaped model of the galaxy" (Norman). *The engraved portrait frontispiece is not called for in this work, but is part of Wright's earlier work Clavis coelestis (London, 1742). Bookseller Inventory # 002600

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Vorlesungen über die Theorie der elliptischen Modulfunctionen.: KLEIN, Felix
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Item Description: B. G. Teubner, Leipzig, 1890. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1890-1892. 8vo (242 x 161 mm). xix [1], 764; xv [1], 712 pp. Several diagrams in text. Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards (extremities rubbed), gilt-lettered spine, sprinkled edges. Paper little age-toned, occasional minor spotting, slight foxing to titl-pages. Still very good, unmarked copy. ---- DSB VII, p.398. FIRST EDITION of this important work on elliptic function theory by the well known German mathematician. Felix Klein (1849-1925) is best known for his work in non-euclidean geometry, for his work on the connections between geometry and group theory, and for results in function theory. He considered equations of degree greater than four and was particularly interested in using transcendental methods to solve the general equation of the fifth degree. After building on methods due to Hermite and Kronecker he went on to completely solve the problem using the group of the icosahedron. This work led him to consider elliptic modular functions which he studied and presented in a series of basic papers. In collaboration with Robert Fricke he finally presented the complete theory in the present extensive work that is still indispensable for research (DSB). Bookseller Inventory # 002597

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GINI, Corrado

Published by Tipografia di Paolo Cuppini, Bologna (1912)

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Item Description: Tipografia di Paolo Cuppini, Bologna, 1912. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (248 x 170 mm). [2], iii [1], 158 [2] pp. Original printed wrappers (spine ends with tears at folds, some marginal browning), untrimmed and partially unopened. Internally little age toned only. Fine unmarked and unstained copy. FIRST EDITION, exceptionally rare. The Gini coefficient (also known as the Gini index or Gini ratio) is a measure of statistical dispersion developed by the Italian statistician and sociologist Corrado Gini and published in his 1912 monograph Variabilità e mutabilità (Variability and Mutability). The Gini coefficient measures the inequality among values of a frequency distribution (for example levels of income). A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality where all values are the same (for example, where everyone has an exactly equal income). A Gini coefficient of one (100 on the percentile scale) expresses maximal inequality among values (for example where only one person has all the income). It has found application in the study of inequalities in disciplines as diverse as sociology, economics, health science, ecology, chemistry, engineering and agriculture. It is commonly used as a measure of inequality of income or wealth. Worldwide, Gini coefficients for income range from approximately 0.23 (Sweden) to 0.70 (Namibia) although not every country has been assessed. Reprinted in Memorie di metodologica statistica (Ed. Pizetti E, Salvemini, T). Rome: Libreria Eredi Virgilio Veschi (1955). Bookseller Inventory # 002595

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Doroga w kosmos (Road to Space).: GAGARIN, Yuri

GAGARIN, Yuri

Published by Pravda Publishing House, Moscow (1961)

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Item Description: Pravda Publishing House, Moscow, 1961. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (200 x 126 mm). 222 [2] pp. Illustrated with frontispiece and 60 b&w photographs. Publisher's grey cloth and original dust jacket (little wear to extremities and short tear to fold at top spine of dust jacket). Provenance: Prof. Jørgen Jørgensen (inscription in Cyrillic by Gagarin on first flyleaf "To president of the Danish-Soviet Unian society Professor Jörgensen, with esteem, Gagarin"). A fine copy in very good dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (printed July 1, 1961 according to imprint) of Gagarin's autobiography. There are two issues of this book known: the first (our issue) dated July 1, 1961 in the imprint and another (without exact date, but probably later) with 238 pages bound in blue cloth and with a different dust wrapper, with the latter one more common on the market. With an envelope containing: A card with Gagarin's signature, a translation of the dedication written on the fly leaf in Cyrillic letters, a note in Professor Jørgen Jørgensen's hand thanking Gagarin: "Kære og ærede hr. kosmonaut Juiry Gagarin. Modtag de hjerteligste hilsener og bedste ønsker for det nye år for Dem, Deres familie og Deres store folk fra Deres Ærbødigst hengivne Krista og Jørgen Jørgensen. PS. Vi takker Dem hjerteligst for den elskværdige tilsendelse af Deres interessante bog. Vi er meget glade for den og håber, at de hermed følgende billeder hos Dem vil vække behagelige erindringer om Deres besøg her i Danmark" (Dear and honorable Mr. Cosmonaut Juiry Gagarin. Please accept the heartfelt greetings and best wishes for the new year for you, your family and your great people from your respectfully devotees Krista and Jørgen Jørgensen. PS. We cordially thank you for the gracious forwarding of your interesting book. We are very pleased with it and hope that the relevant following pictures with you will evoke pleasant memories of your visit here in Denmark") and 2 newspaper clips. Berlingske Tidende d. 29.3.1968 og d. 30.03.1968 (Gagarins death). Gagarin visited Denmark Sept. 6-9, 1962 during his tour of Europe after his landmark orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961. >br>Jørgen Jørgensen's (1884-1969) was a Danish philosopher and professor at the University of Copenhagen. He also was president of the National Association for Promoting Synergies between Denmark and the Soviet Union in 1950. His Communist affiliation created him a lot of criticism and opposition in his philosophical career. Bookseller Inventory # 002594

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From Talleyrand's Library]. Additions to the Fourth: MALTHUS, Thomas Robert

MALTHUS, Thomas Robert

Published by [W. Clowes for] John Murray, London (1817)

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Item Description: [W. Clowes for] John Murray, London, 1817. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (225 x 140 mm) [4], 327 [1], [8] pp., including publishers adverts dated September 1817 at end. Original publishers paper card boards with lettered paper spine label (spine and hinges heavily chipped, upper hinge broken but holding, corners bumped), pages untrimmed. Text little foxed (stronger at beginning an end). Provenance: Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord library, "Talleyrand," with the castle of Valençay bookplate to front pastedown. Another bookplate with monogram E.B.L. to front pastedown. A very good copy with an interesting provenance. ---- Goldsmiths 21762; Kress B6973. - FIRST EDITION. Malthus (1766-1834) had published in his lifetime six editions of his famous Essay on the principle of population (first edition in 1798). The work sometimes includes the text of the fifth edition of the Essay published the same year, but was also separately issued - as here - for owners of previous editions. The final version of the Essay appeared in 1826. The presence of such a work in the library of Talleyrand is not surprising. Talleyrand arguably was one of the French politicians most receptive to the English economic and financial thinking of his time. Bookseller Inventory # 002606

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Bericht vom Bergwerck, wie man dieselben bawen: LÖHNEYSEN, Georg Engelhard

LÖHNEYSEN, Georg Engelhard von [LÖHNEYSS]

Published by [No place], [no printer] (1660)

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Item Description: [No place], [no printer], 1660. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (318 x 195 mm). [22], 343 (i.e. 363) [1] pp. Several mispaginations. Engraved title-page and 16 folding engraved plates bound at end. 18th-century half vellum over marbled boards (paper over boards heavily chipped at outer edges, extremities rubbed, corners scuffed). Text somewhat browned throughout, a few faint dampstains and occasional spotting. The engraved plates only little browned or spotted. The oversized letterpress tables on leaves pp3v to pp5r cropped at bottom affecting one line. Still a very good copy in an untouched binding. ---- Koch 62; Darmstaedter, Probirbüchlein, 99; Libri rari 174; Ferchl 320; Lipperheide Pd 5; Partington II, 107. SECOND EDITION. Löhneyss gives the first description of the extraction of zinc at Rammelsberg" (Partington II, 108). Most copies of the first edition (1617) were lost when the printer's shop was destroyed during the Thirty Years War. The most notable sections of this work, which in its technical parts was on the whole a shameless plagiarism from Agricola and Ercker, are the contributions on economic aspects of mining. The work was originally illustrated with woodcuts by Moses Thym which were for this edition re-engraved in copper by J. Wichmann who executed them mirror inverted from the originals. Zweite Ausgabe des prächtig ausgestatteten Werkes, erstmals 1617 in Löhneysen's Privatdruckerei in Remlingen und Zellerfeld gedruckt (die meisten Exemplare wurden mit der Druckerei im Dreissigährigen Krieg zerstört). Der besondere Wert des "Berichts", dessen technische Ausführungen meist schamlos aus Agricola und Ercker abgeschrieben sind, liegt in den wirtschaftlichen Abschnitten: "Merkantilistischkameralistische Gedanken halten hier ihren Einzug in das bergtechnische Schrifttum" (Koch). Die Erstausgabe war mit Holzschnitten von Moses Thym illustriert. Diese wurden fur die vorliegende Ausgabe von J. Wichman seitenverkehrt kopiert und in Kupfer gestochen. [1660]. Bookseller Inventory # 002602

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Revue photographique des hôpitaux de Paris. Bulletin: MONTMEJA, Pierre Michel

MONTMEJA, Pierre Michel Arthur de; RENGADE, P. Jules; BOURNEVILLE, Désiré Magloire.

Published by Adrien Delahaye, Paris (1869)

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Item Description: Adrien Delahaye, Paris, 1869. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1869-1870. 2 volumes. 4to (250 x 176 mm). [6], 189 [3]; [4], 256 pp. Several woodcut illustrations in text and 67 (of 68, including 6 coloured) original albumen prints of photographs pasted on strong paper and a folding lithographic plate by Emile Beau. Lacking plate 1 in vol. I only. Pages untrimmed and partially unopened. Contemporary half cloth (extremities rubbed). A few pages of text browned and foxed, marginal dust and finger soiling in places, vol. I with spaper residue sticking on plate X, plate III and pp. 7-10 in vol. I loose, a few pages crudely opened. ---- RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TWO VOLUMES OF THE EARLIEST MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL KNOWN. "Its stated aim was to bring together the 'most interesting cases' found in the hospitals of Paris and illustrate them with photography, a medium 'whose veracity', wrote Bourneville, 'is superior to all other genres of iconography.' The volumes of the journal are filled with photographs of medical monsters: men, women, and children suffering from extreme cases of myriad diseases." (A. Hustvedt, Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris, Norton & Co., 2011, p.162). The journal appeared from 1869 to 1876. Since the albumen print process does not allow good color reproduction, Montméja colored some of the images by hand from nature. The journal also contains several articles of the most respected masters of science, work on specialties in the micrograph and accessories sciences. It was also meant as an extension of an existing initiative in dermatology, Clinique photographique de l'hôpital de Paris founded in 1868 by Montméja and Hardy. Bookseller Inventory # 002616

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A Sett of Anatomical Tables, with Explanation: SMELLIE, William
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Item Description: D. Wilson, London, 1754. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Large Folio. Large folio (552 x 375 mm). [2] leaves (title and preface) and 39 engraved plates, each with a letterpress explanation, by Grignion after Jan van Rymsdyk, Pieter Camper, and the author. Errata on final leaf. Contemporary sheep backed boards, metal clasp (spine repaired, boards heavily rubbed, extremities worn). Text and plates with light browning and little spotting throughout, light marginal dampstaining to 6 plates, closed tear in one plate, endpapers creased. Provenance: P. Manning (pencil incription to title-page). Still a very good, wide-margined copy. ---- Norman 1955; Grolier Medicine 43B; Heirs of Hippocrates 826, NLM/Blake, p.420; Russell 753 (recording more than 14 editions); Waller 9012; Garrison-Morton 6154.1. - RARE FIRST EDITION, presumably issued in only 100 copies. "Smellie was the leading forceps practitioner in London, and several of the plates illustrate the use of this instrument in various presentations of the fetus. These engravings are the first accurate anatomical illustrations of the fetus in utero" (Norman). "Not until Smellie (1754) and William Hunter (1774) published their monumental volumes do we actually find illustrations of the foetus in utero which were really observed and faultlessly reproduced from an anatomic point of view" (Choulant-Frank, pp. 75, 284). The life-size pastel drawings Rymsdyk made for Smellie were far superior in accuracy to any that had appeared previously. William Hunter bought them at the posthumous sale of Smellie's collection in 1770, and they are now part of the Hunterian Collection at the University of Glasgow. Bookseller Inventory # 002547

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Travels into several remote nations of the: SWIFT, Jonathan

SWIFT, Jonathan

Published by Benjamin Motte, London (1726)

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Item Description: Benjamin Motte, London, 1726. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (193 x 120 mm). xii, 148, [6], 164; [6], 154, [8], 199 [1] pp., engraved portrait frontispiece by Sheppard after Sturt in volume 1, 5 engraved maps and 1 engraved plate of the automatic writing machine, woodcut head and tail pieces, plus other small decorations. Contemporary blind panelled calf, spines with 5 raised bands and with gilt-lettered morocco label in first compartment and the gilt monogram of George Clarke in 2nd compartment, joints of vol. II and upper joint of vol. I cracked but holding, spine ends little chipped, corners scuffed. Internally only very little age-toned. Gathering of signature "N" in Vol. II not originally bound in, but inserted and probably supplied from another copy. First and last several leaves with dampstaining to gutter, else the text generally quite clean and bright. Provenance: George Clarke* (gilt monogram on spines and autograph monogram on each title page); Richard V. Lee, M.D. (bookplate to front pastedowns). A handsome, wide-margined set in contemporary untouched binding with interesting provenance. ---- Teerink 290; PMM 185; Rothschild 2104. BOTH VOLUMES FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE (Teerink's "AA" state), published in November 1726 (the first issue was published 28 October 1726 and sold out within a week). The frontispiece portrait is in the second state printed on paper with vertical chain lines, with printed inscription "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Ætat. suæ LVIII"; misprint "subsidues" present in Part I, p. 35, line 5; p. 74 in Part III is correctly numbered (was mis-numbered "44" in first issue); Part IV, p. 52, line 1 has the corrected "but his" present; plus other points mentioned by Terrink for the AA state. No other English prose work is so multi-faceted. Of its time and timeless, it succeeds as a Scriblerian satire, burlesque travelogue, moral fable, anti-novel, adventure in science fiction, a uniquely loved children¿s book, and personal psychodrama. One of its great qualities is the kind of verisimilitude normally associated with Defoe. In contrast to Defoe, however, the world which Swift makes believable is one of exalted fantasy. "'Gulliver's Travels' has achived the final apotheosis of a satirical fable, but it has also become a tale for children. For every edition designed for the reader with an eye to historical background, twenty have appeared, abridged or adapted, for readers who care nothing for the satire and enjoy it as a first-class story." (PMM 185). *George Clarke (1660-1736), scholar and virtuoso, friend of Alexander Pope, Tory politician and benefactor of Worcester College, Oxford. Bookseller Inventory # 002619

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Vergleichende Untersuchungen der Keimung, Entfaltung und Fruchtbildung: HOFMEISTER, Wilhelm Friedrich

HOFMEISTER, Wilhelm Friedrich Benedikt

Published by Verlag von Friedrich Hofmeister, Leipzig (1851)

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Item Description: Verlag von Friedrich Hofmeister, Leipzig, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (265 x 217 mm). viii, 179 [1] pp. and 33 numbered engraved plates bound at end, each with numerous figures illustrating plant structure. Contemporary half sheep, gilt-lettered spine, re-sprinkled edges (extremities and boards rubbed, corners worn, leather at spine and boards partially chipped, upper inner hinge broken). Internally little marginal browning, occasional minor spotting and soiling, plates generally quite fresh. Provenance: Collecta Friesia. Elias Fries (1794-1878); Thore M. Fries (1832-1913, signed on first flyleaf); Robert Fries (1876-1966); Magnus Fries (1917-1987); Robert Fries (b. 1952). All in all a fine and unsophisticated copy, extremely rare in contemporary binding as here (the Norman copy is in a modern binding). ---- Norman 1083; Evans 89a; Nissen BBI 902; Waller 11538; D.S.B. VI, p.465-7; cf. Dibner 34 (1862 English edition only). EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION OF A CLASSIC IN THE HISTORY OF BOTANY. Son and heir of the Leipzig music publisher, Hofmeister was almost entirely self-educated in science and mathematics. Possibly because of his severe myopia, he was attracted to the study of botany early on and became an excellent microscopist. Like many of his generation, he was heavily influenced by Schleiden's textbook, which introduced a new methodology to the study of plant morphology and urged researchers to focus on cell structure and the study of life history. Hofmeister's early work in this area earned him a highly unusual honorary doctorate of philosophy in 1851, shortly before publication of the present work, "for which he is now remembered" (D.S.B.). In it Hofmeister presents without introduction the morphology and life cycles of several cryptogamic species (non-flowering plants such as mosses, ferns, lichens, etc.), in order of increasing complexity. Hofmeister "revealed the process of fertilization in non-flowering plants. as a regular alternation of sexual and asexual generations in the mosses, ferns. horsetails and liverworts. [He showed thatj the asexual generation propagated by means of spores, altemating with one in which spermatozoids unite with ova" (Dibner). "The amount of new information presented is immense; the errors are minor and do not affect the overall picture. With this single publication, the core of botany passed from its Middle Ages to the modern period" (D.S.B.). Hofmeister's researches led him to the "revolutionary conclusion that all green land plants undergo a regular alternation of dissimilar generations in their complete life histories" (Norman), a major step toward a unitary classification of plant life. The extension of Hofmeister's classification to the higher taxonomic groupings of conifers and flowering plants "could not fail to foster the growth of phylogenetic and evolutionary ideas" (Morton, History of botanical science, London 1981, p. 403). Hofmeister's work is presented without commentary and requires for comprehension a straight page-by-page reading. In 1852, the English botanist Arthur Henfrey published an expanded version, complete with commentary and other features that brought the work "from the level of the research worker down to that of the student" (DSB); this version appeared in the Tagungsberichte über die Fortschritte der Natur- und Heilkunde. A second edition, an English translation incorporating supplementary papers and revisions by the author, was published in 1862. According to DSB, of approximately 100 extant copies of this first edition, only five have appeared on the market in the past several decades. We can only trace one copy (the Norman copy) at auction in the past 70 years and another copy offered by Goldschmidt in a 1939 catalogue. * Elias Fries (1794-1878)*, famous Swedish mycologist and botanist. His most important work was "Systema mycologicum" published in 1821-32. Bookseller Inventory # 002558

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Thierbuch. Von Art Natur und Eygenschafft der: ALBERTUS MAGNUS
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Item Description: Cyriacus Jacob zum Bart, Frankfurt, 1545. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (290 x 188 mm). 172 (of 173) numbered leaves, with final blank but lacking blank leaf a6 after preliminaries. Signatures: a6 [-a6], A-Ee6. Gothic type, 4 woodcut illustrations on title and 214 woodcut illustrations in text. Rebound to style in early 20th century full calf over wooden boards, spine with 4 raised bands, boards ruled in blind, two brass catches and clasps, red-coloured edges, spine sun-faded, little scratching to boards. Very little browning, very minor spotting and finger-soiling to text, tears in few pages repaired with Japan paper in blank lower margin, first 6 leaves repaired and reinforced at gutter, small repaired hole in title-page not affecting text or image. Provenance: Dr. Kurt Lindner, Bamberg (small stamp "Bibliotheca Tiliana" to title verso and leaf E5v and bookplate to front pastedown); Sigrid Gutekunst (bookplate to front pastedown). A very good copy with ample margins, printed on strong paper. ---- Benzing, Ryff 178; Nissen ZBI 55; VD 16 A 1336; Graesse I, 56; Rottinger, Frankfurter Buchholzschn. 120. - THE RARE FIRST GERMAN EDITION OF THIS VERY POPULAR WORK OF ALBERTUS MAGNUS, edited by Walther Hermann Ryff, on zoology. The Thierbuch is one of the earliest illustrated purely zoological work and contains sections on quadrupeds, birds, snakes, and insects. The woodcuts are derived from various sources, including Lonitzer and Egenolf publications. The text is a translation of De animalibus, books 22-26. An important part of the work (chapter 23) deals with the falconry and is, apart from its ornithological section, not original, but a collection of predominantly 12th-century hunting treatises with a strong veterinary medicinal focus. (Linder, Anfänge der dt. Jagdliteratur, p.47). The first German translations of these parts were done in the 15th century by Werner Ernesti and Heinrich Münsinger. Ryff did not know these two translations present in manuscript only. The woodcuts of the master "IK" are mainly from the book of Michael Herr's Gründtlicher underricht . aller vierfüssigen thier. The unsigned animal drawings of this print are skilful, of large style, and with the animals in almost lifelike representation. As in other medieval and early Renaissance zoological works, demons and hybrid species had considerable relevance. "Albertus also believed in hybrids of man and various animals, for example the Donkey-man (Onocentaurus), and the Goat-man (Cirinus and Pilosus) . It is a telling detail that on the title-page of the 1545 edition two hybrids appear next to the 'kings' of the animals (the eagle and the lion): the basiliks and a kind of Sea-wolf . Interestingly, early modern zoology did not abandon the thoughts of the Medieval thinkers, but came into being a hype in the interest in monsters: the science of teratology developed and extensive treatises on monsters by, e.g. Paré, Aldrovandi or Liceti, were composed." (K. Enekel, in: Zoology in Early Modern Culture, Brill, 2014, p.112-14). Bookseller Inventory # 002637

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Item Description: Augsburg, 1518. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (202 x 145 mm), [22] leaves. Large woodcut illustration on title. Unbound, probably from a sammelband. Little browned, occasional minor spotting, light waterstains to final 14 leaves. ---- BMC/STC German p. 383. FIRST EDITION and an early example of a fete book celebrating a wedding. The first part is an account of the Diet of Augsburg providing a listing of the notables who participated. The second part describes the wedding of KASIMIR (1481-1527), Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, and SUSANNE (1502-1543) of Bavaria, and the procession from Munich to Amberg via Augsburg where the wedding took place during the Diet. The wedding was attended by Maximilian I. Bookseller Inventory # 002519

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Römischer Künigklicher Maies. Krönung zu Ach geschehe(n).: The coronation of

The coronation of Charles V]

Published by [Sigmund Grimm & Marx Wirsung], [Augsburg] (1520)

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Item Description: [Sigmund Grimm & Marx Wirsung], [Augsburg], 1520. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (202 x 146 mm). [5], [1 blank] unnumbered leaves, title-page with large woodcut illustration. Unbound. Paper only little browned, light dampstaining to lower part. ---- VD 16, R 2800; Panzer, DA, Zusätze 995 d; not in Adams. One of eight issues printed in the same year with no priority established. All of highest rarity. The fine almost full-page title-woodcut shows the seven electors in front of emperor Charles V. The coronation took place in Aachen on October 23, 1520. Charles V called himself the 'elect Emperor'. He became the last Holy Roman Emperor to be crowned by a pope, by Clement VII at Bologna, in 1530. Einer von acht Drucken aus demselben Jahr, sämtliche von größter Seltenheit. Der schöne, fast ganzseitige Titelholzschnitt zeigt die sieben Kurfürsten vor dem thronenden Kaiser Karl V. Die Krönung fand am 23. Oktober 120 in Aachen statt. Anschließend ernannte sich Karl zum 'Erwählten Kaiser'. Karl V. war der letzte Römische Kaiser, dessen Kaisertum durch die Krönung durch den Papst bestätigt wurde. Bookseller Inventory # 002520

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Account of a comet.: HERSCHEL, William

HERSCHEL, William

Published by Lockyer Davis, and Peter Elmsly, London (1782)

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Item Description: Lockyer Davis, and Peter Elmsly, London, 1782. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (268x208 mm), pp. 492-501, 3 folding engraved plates (numbered XXIV-XXVI), minor browning and spotting. Later half calf, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt morocco lettering-piece. A fine copy. ---- Dibner 13; PMM 227 (rem.); Norman 1058. - FIRST EDITION, journal issue. In August 1781, Herschel observed through his telescope something other than a fixed star. At first assuming it to be a comet, observations by other astronomers determined it to be a planet. Named Uranus, Herschel became famous worldwide as the first recorded discoverer of a planet. Bookseller Inventory # 001856

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