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Physikalis...
Ledermüller, M.
Physikalisch-Mikroskopische Zergliederung und Vorstellung einer sehr kleinen Winterknospe des Hippocastani seu Esculi, oder des wilden Rosskastanienbaum. Beobachtet den 12. Jener 1764. [AND] Physikalisch-Mikroskopische Zergliederung des Korns oder Rokens; nebst der Beobachtung seines Wachsthums, [AND] Physikalisch-Mikroskopische Vorstellung und Zergliederung einer angeblichen Rokenpflanze, das Staudten, Stek- oder Gerstenkorn insgemein genannt. Woden die Embryonen der noch zarten und kaum 4. Wochen alten Aerhe, mit ihrem Keim, dann Blüht und Befruchtungs-Theilen, ingleichen die Aehnlichkeit des Roken und Gerstengrases mit seiner Blüht und Frucht, sowohl natürlich als vergrössert sich abgebildet befinden: als der zugesicherte und verlangte Schluss des Zergliederten Kekens. Samt III nach der Natur sorgfältigst mit Farben erleuchteten saubern Kupfertafeln.
Nürnberg: A. W. Winterschmidt (1764-1765). Three parts bound in two. Folio (38.5 x 24.5 cm). eight pp. of text; three fine hand-coloured plates; 12+12 pp. of text; seven [4+3] fine hand-coloured plates and two nice pastoral and allegorical vignettes on the dedication pages. All three parts complete. Uniform contemporary boards.
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€4,600.00
First (and only) editions of some very rare, early works on microscopy
Wooden box...
Maison Vilmorin-Andrieux
Wooden box with cereal ear and grain samples.
France, Maison Vilmorin-Andrieux, ca. 1880. Wooden box (22.3 x 18.0 x 4.8 cm) with custom-made compartments under two glass panels; with printed name-bearing labels mounted; and metal hinges and locks.
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€825.00
A very rare, wonderfully preserved, sample box with ears and grains
Naauwkeuri...
Munting, A.
Naauwkeurige beschryving der aardgewassen, waar in de veelerley aart en bijzondere eigenschappen der boomen, heesters, kruyden, bloemen, met haare vrugten, zaden, wortelen en bollen, neevens derzelver waare voort-teeling, gelukkige aanwinning, en heylzaame genees-krachten, na een veel-jarige oeffening en eigen ondervinding, in drie onderscheide boeken, naauwkeuriglijk beschreeven worden; foor den heer Abraham Munting, In zijn leeven, hoogleraar der genees- en kruydkunde in de vermaarde Akademie te Groeningen. Nu eerst nieuwelijks uitgegeeven, en met meer dan 250 afbeeldingen, all naer 't leeven geteekend en konstiglijk in 't koper gesneeden, vercierd. Met nodige registers verrijkt. [Nauwkeurige beschryving der aard-gewassen].
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, and Utrecht, François Halma, 1696. Folio (39.5 x 25.4 cm). Half title [ Aardgewassen ], engraved frontispiece title [ Aard-Gewassen ] with full page allegorical engraving Rerum Magistra by Goeree and engraved by I. Baptist; second title page with full title in red and black, and engraved vignette Cultior his vita est , half title to second part; 563 pp. [(xxxiv), 465 (with 930 numbered columns), (lxiv)]; 245 engraved plates (on 244 sheets). Chapters with large, engraved head and tail pieces. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Spine with seven raised bands and burgundy morocco label with intrinsic gilt borders and gilt title. Front and back with blind-ruled borders and center arabesque.
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€18,000.00
A fine complete copy in a contemporary vellum binding
Kumno Zui...
Nakamura, T.
Kumno Zui Taisei Kyûkôdô.
Kyoto, [1789]. Illustrated encyclopaedia for young people. 21 parts in 10 [all published]. 8vo size (21.9 x 15.4 cm; box 23.6 x 17.0 x 8.8 cm). Text in Japanese; 150 wood engravings. Original blue stiff stitched paper wrappers. Contained in a nice recent drop back box with copied illustrations from the book.
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€1,950.00
Willemoes-Suhm’s copy bought and inscribed by him... one of the last things he ever wrote
Pomologia...
Noort, M. van
Pomologia Batava of afbeelding en beschrijving van onderscheidene soorten van appelen en peeren, welke in de Nederlandsche gewesten worden gekweekt. Allen naar het leven in kleuren geteekend en beschreven.
Leiden, C. C. van der Hoek [1830-ca. 1844]. 4to (26.6 x 21.6 cm). [iv], 4, 80 pp.; 80 (of perhaps 85) fine lithographic plates, finely coloured by hand, and each with accompanying letterpress text leaves. Contemporary black polished half morocco over marbled boards, spine rich gilt. Marbled endpapers.
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€12,500.00
The greatest pomological rarity
Les forest...
[Photo Album]
Les forest de Cochinchine [Vietnam].
Vietnam, Duyen Ng, 1935. Oblong photo album (24.5 x 34.0 x 2.5 cm) with 29 mounted b/w photographs (each ca. 22.5 x 16.5 cm). Cloth-covered boards with gilt lines and gilt-titled morocco label mounted on the front board.
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€1,900.00
Unique original photos from rural southern Vietnam in the 1930's
Landwirtsc...
Pitasch, J. [AND] J. Zenker
Landwirtschaftliche Tafeln. XII. Forstwirtschaft (Holzzucht). [AND] XIII. Forstwirtschaft (Forstbenützung).
Wien, Anton Hartinger & Sohn, 1867-1869. Two very large, oblong folded, chromithographed sheets, (58.7 x 71.3 cm each) in uniform printed pockets (20.5 x 12 cm each).
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€450.00
Rare large plates on mid-19th-century forestry
Entomologi...
Rue, A. De la
Entomologie forestière, ou histoire naturelle des insectes nuisibles et utiles aux forêts.
Paris, Madame Huzard; Nancy, George-Grimblot, Thomas et Raybois, 1838. 8vo (20.9 x 12.8 cm). iv, 154 pp., six engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title. Edges marbled.
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€250.00
A rare work on noxious insects with fine illustrations
Die Kultur...
Tichomirow, W. A.
Die Kultur und Gewinnung des Thees auf Ceylon und in China.
St. Petersburg, A. Wienecke, 1892. 8vo (22.3 x 15.1 cm). 113 pp., three photographic plates (one double-sized). Original printed wrappers.
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€550.00
A very rare work on tea cultures in Ceylon and in China
Zur Frage...
Tichomirow, W. A.
Zur Frage über die Expertise von gefälschtem und gebrauchtem Thee.
St. Petersburg, A. Wienecke, 1890. 8vo (21.8 x 15.3 cm). 60 pp., eight photo-type plates. Original printed wrappers.
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€470.00
Real or fake (that's the question over a cup of tea)
Premier Co...
[Tobacco]
Premier Congrès Scientifique Internationale du Tabac / First International Scientific Tobacco Congress. Paris - Bergerac Septembre 1955.
Paris, CORESTA,1956. Two volumes in three. Large 8vo (25.5 x 17.8 cm). Two full colour frontispieces (mounted), lxxx, 803; 10 pp. numerous text figures, 15 plates. Original uniform printed cloth (both main volumes), and blind blue wrappers (CORESTA list of founders, members, programs and statutes). Marbled endpapers.
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€200.00
...from a time when tobacco was at its most popular
Royal Bota...
[Various authors]
Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta: Annals I-XIV [AND] 150th anniversary volume (All published).
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Garden, 1887-1942. Large 4to (34 x 27 cm or slightly larger) and large folio (up to 54 x 35 cm). A complete set of the 14 volumes, bound in 32. All plate volumes, the appendices and the 150 Anniversary volume present, and all except one in the original edition. Text; over 2200 lithographed or heliographic plates, partly hand-coloured. Bound in early 20th century green buckram with gilt title on spines; one volume (the anniversary volume) in portfolio with front wrapper mounted, one volume (XI-1) unbound, as issued, one volume (XIV-2; the last) in brown cloth.
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€25,000.00
An extremely rare complete set, spanning more than 50 years of Indian botany