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Becquerel, H.
Collection of six early papers on radioactivity, from "comptes rendus... de l'academie des sciences", 1896-1901.
Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1896-1901. Six papers in one. 4to (26.6 x 20.3 cm). 30 pp. Old style blue stiff paper boards. Two title pages of the Comptes Rendus (for 1896 and 1899) bound in.
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€950.00
A collection of rare, early papers on radio activity
Les elemen...
Beguin, J.
Les elemens de chymie de M. Iean Beguin aumosnier du roy. Reueuz, notez, expliquez, & augmentez, par I. L. D. R. B. IC. E. M. En cette derniere edition ont esté adiouttées plusieurs explications obmises aux precedentes impressions, & plusieurs preparations de remedes tirés de la derniere edition Latine.
Lyon, Claude Chancey, 1665. Small 8vo (15.6 x 9.5 cm). Title page with wood engraving, [xiv], 384, [xxiv] pp.; three wood engravings in the text. Twentieth century full calf. Spine with five gilt-lined raised bands; compartments with small gilt floral vignettes and morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€480.00
Rare early treatise on chemistry with illustrations of furnaces, distillery equipment and more
General na...
Crick, F. H. C. and L. Barnett and S. Brenner and R. J. Watts-Tobin
General nature of the genetic code for proteins.
London, Macmillan, 1961. 4to (25.7 x 18.0 cm). 6 pp. [1227-1232], six text figures, three tables. Contemporary burgundy buckram with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges.
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€500.00
A second discovery about the genetic code: three bases codes for one amino-acid
Dissertati...
Gilling, C. G.
Dissertatio physica I de natura artificiosa in producendis et formandis lapidibus.
Vitemberg, Gerdes, 1761. 4to (21.0 x 17.9 cm). 32 pp. Printed front wrapper.
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€200.00
A rare thesis on the formation of stones and metals
De Venenis...
Grevin, J.
De Venenis Libri duo. Gallice primum ab eo scripti et a multis hactenus Latini desiderati et nunc tandem opera et Hieremiae Martij Augustanae Reipublicae Medici, in Latinum sermonem, summa fide & diligantia in rei medicae studiosorum utilitatem atque commodum conuersi. Quibus adiunctus est preaterea eiusdem auctoris de Antimonio tractatus, eodem interprete, una cum rerum memorabilium, praecipue ad operis calcem, indice.
Antverpiae, Christophor Plantin, 1571. 8vo (21.0 x 14.3 cm). Title page with engraved vignette. [xviii], 332, [xi] pp., and 92 woodcuts in the text. Original vellum. Title written in ink in an old hand on the spine.
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€2,500.00
Early work on poisonous animals and plants including a great deal on herpetology
[Portrait...
Haüy, l'Abbé (René Just.).
[Portrait by Jules Bailly]
Paris, 1820. A fine lithograph (30.0 x 21.5 cm).
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€210.00
A fine portrait of the father of modern crystallography
Onderzoeki...
Heynsius, A.
Onderzoekingen gedaan in het Physiologisch Laboratorium der Leidsche Hoogeschool. Parts I-III.
Leiden, S. C. Van Doesburgh, 1869-1874. 8vo (22.3 x 14.7 cm). 629 [(v), 175; (ii), 227; (ii), 218] pp. with three nice lithographed title vignettes (tissue guarded) showing the Leiden laboratory and six lithographed plates. Contemporary pebbled cloth over marbled boards. Gilt lines and title on the spine. Patterned endpapers.
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€250.00
Early biochemistry in the Netherlands
Ambrae his...
Klobius, J.
Ambrae historiam ad omnipotentis dei gloriam, et hominum sanitatem.
Wittenberg, Mevius and Schumacher, Typis Henckel, 1666. 8vo (20.3 x 16.6 cm). Title page, [vi], 76 pp., three engraved plates and one folded engraved map of the world including the "Terra Australis incognita" and a peculiar map of "Iapan Olim Chrÿse". Contemporary vellum; spine with small morocco label with author's name and abridged title. Blue-grey edges. Preserved in a 20th century green cloth box (22.3 x 18.0 x 2.3 cm) with gilt lettered morocco label.
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€2,800.00
Rare, early work on amber and ambergris
Recherches...
Lamarck, J. B. P. A. de Monet de
Recherches sur les causes des principaux faits physiques et particulièrement sur celles de la combustion, l'élévation de l'eau dans l'état de vapeurs, de la chaleur produite par le frottement des corps solides entre eux; de la chaleur qui se rend sensible dans les décompositions subites, dans les effervescences et dans les corps de beaucoup d'animaux pendant la durée de leur vie; de la causticité, de la saveur et de l'odeur de certains composés; de la couleur des corps; de l'origine des composés et de tous les minéraux, enfin l'entretien de la vie des êtres organiques, de leur accroisement, de leur état de vigueur, de leur dépérissement et de leur mort. Avec une planche. Tome premier - tome second. [Complete].
Paris, Maradan, 1794. Two volumes in two. 8vo (19.8 x 12.2 cm). xvi, 375; 412 pp., one folding table, one engraved plate. Uniform later full sheep. Spines with two red morocco labels with gilt ornamental bands and title.
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€750.00
Lamarck's first work in the field of chemistry and mineralogy
Annales de...
Morveau [L. B. G.] De, [A.] Lavoisier, et al.
Annales de Chimie; ou recueil de mémoires concernant la chimie et les arts qui en dépendent. Volumes I-XI.
Paris, Hôtel Serpente, 1789-1791. Eleven volumes in eleven. 8vo (19.3 x 12.7 cm). Over 3,000 pp., several engraved plates and tables. Uniform original boards with multi-coloured stamped paper spines and labels with handwritten titles.
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€1,000.00
The start, in nice and peculiar bindings
A nice col...
[Photography and Photogravures]
A nice collection of 154 extracts from the Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences from 1841 to 1915.
Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1841-1915. 4to (ca. 26 x 21 cm). In a later, custom-made blue box (29.5 x 23.5 x 7.0 cm) with a printed label on the front (top) board.
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€3,600.00
A who's who of early photography
An account...
Priestley, J.
An account of further discoveries in air. [AND: Observations on different kinds of air].
London, The Royal Society, 1775. 4to (24.2 x 18.6 cm). 11 pp. Later red cloth with gilt title on the spine [AND] 4to (23.0 x 18.0 cm). 118 pp.; one large, double-folded plate. Later marbled wrappers.
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€2,000.00
The discovery of oxygen