California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2020

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Apollon et...
Apollon et les Muses.
[Paris], A[drien]. Egron, [nd, but ca. 1810]. 4to (25.2 x 19.3 cm). 34 pp.; ten engraved plates. Contemporary full calf. Spine with gilt lines and burgundy morocco label with gilt title; boards with double gilt borders, gilt-lined edges and inner dentelles; marbled endpapers.
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An unrecorded edition
Les singer...
[Anonymous but probably P. C. L. Janet]
Les singeries humaines. Petit museum comique et grotesque.
Paris, Louis Janet, ca. 1825. Oblong 8vo (19.0 x 12.3 cm). iv, 146, [i] pp.; Title page with large, engraved and finely hand-coloured vignette, 12 finely engraved, tissue-guarded plates with contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary quarter polished calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title, and blind tooled vignettes.
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Possibly the only copy entirely in contemporary hand-colouring
Historia R...
Appianus Alexandrinus
Historia Romana. De Bellis Civilibus.
Venice, Bernhard Maler (Pictor), Erhard Ratdolt and Peter Loslein, 1477. Two parts in one. Folio (27.3 x 20.4 cm). 211, 132 leaves. Early 17th-century full vellum. Spine with three raised bands and script title in an old hand. Edges speckled red.
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A beautifully preserved copy with the very rare red ornamental border and an interesting provenance
Barbour, T. and A. F. Carr
Antillean terrapins.
Cambridge, MA, The Museum of Comparative Zoölogy, 1940. 4to (30.0 x 25.1 cm). Title page, 35 pp., nine plates (eight in full colour) of tortoises, four text figures, errata slip. Later blind wrappers.
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A surprisingly rare work on tortoises
Theory of...
Barnard, F. A. P.
Theory of magic squares and of magic cubes.
Washington, DC, National Academy of Sciences, 1888. 4to. 62 pp., 55 text figures. Original printed wrappers.
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Everything you always wanted to know about magic squares... in original wrappers
La chroniq...
Binding [Rabelais, F.]
La chronique de Gargantua, premier texte du roman de Rabelais. Précédé d'une notice par M. Paul Lacroix. [Limited edition in fine binding].
Paris, Jouaust, 1868. 8vo (18.8 x 10.8 cm). Full straight-grained morocco. Boards with rich gilt ornamental borders, gilt-lined edges, and triple gilt-lined inner borders with gilt rosettes on corners. Spine with five raised bands, rich gilt-stippled compartments with central floral vignettes, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Green book ribbon. All edges gilt.
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Limited edition copy in a very fine, contemporary binding
Het eerste...
Bloemaert, A.
Het eerste [-sevende] deel van de teeken-konst. [Complete].
Amsterdam, Frederick de Wit [ca. 1675]. Folio (31.6 x 19.7 cm). 140 fine engraved plates including seven engraved titles, the first with a portrait of the author. 19th-century half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments with gilt floral vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Edges sprinkled red.
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One of two known copies of this edition
Boaistuau, P.
Histoires prodigieuses les plus memorables qui ayent esté observées depuis la nativité de Iesus Christ, iusques à nostre siecle : extraictes de plusieurs fameux autheurs, Grecz, & Latins, sacrez & prophanes: mises en nostre langue par P. Boaistuau, surn’mé Launay, natif de Bretaigne, avec les pourtaictz & figures. Dediées à treshault, & trespuissant Seigneur, Iehan de Rieux, Seigneur Dasserac.
Paris, Vincent Sertenas, 1560. 4to (22.0 x 15.8 cm). Title page with engraved vignette; [xxiii], 173, [v] pp.; woodcuts in the text. 18th-century full mottled calf; spine with five raised bands; compartments rich gilt with floral vignettes, and burgundy morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled red.
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Famous first book on 'monsters'
Geflügel A...
Bungartz, J.
Geflügel Album. Abtheilung I. Hühner. [WITH] Geflügel-Album von Thiermaler Jean Bungartz. Abtheilung I. Hühner. Begleitener Text: Die Merkmale (Standards) der Hühner-Rassen von Heinrich Marten.
Bonn, P. Hanstein, [1895]. Title page, four pp. loose-leaved preface and index; 60 loose-leaved chromolithographed plates (32.5 x 26.6 cm) and an accompanying text volume ( Die Merkmale ) of 44 pp. of the same size. In original linen box (33.4 x 27.6 x 2.5 cm) with chromolithographed and gilt-ornamented top board embellished with a round, chromolithographed vignette of a rooster, mounted, and with floral-patterned flaps and top board verso.
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Perhaps the rarest work by the animal-painter Jean Bungartz
New and im...
Byrne, O.
New and improved system of logarithms, with a table of the logarithms of the natural numbers, from 1 to 100,000, and by differences, from 1 to 10,000,000. The calculations have been recently made, and afterwards compared with the tables of Callet, Hutton, Vega, Briggs, Gardiner, Taylor, and Babbage. To which is added, an account of the origin, nature and use; and their application to several subjects to which they appertain. Also, an index, containing tables of trigonometrical formulae, (the notation entirely new and simple.)
London, William Day, Lithographer to the Queen, and Queen Dowager, 1838. Tall folio (40.7 x 25.9 cm). Half-title, title page, [vii]-xii, 106, [i] pp.; nine double-sized, partially hand-coloured tables; a few hand-coloured text figures; mounted tabs. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with triple gilt bands; front board with rectangular ruled morocco label with gilt ornamental borders and title. Edges speckled red.
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A work with Seven Superiorities
[Cars] Cadillac
Cadillac. [Large, luxurious Catalogue]
[Detroit], Cadillac, ca. 1925. Oblong folio (41.0 x 56.0 cm). 14 large, chromolithographed plates (25.5 x 38.2 cm) mounted on printed, numbered leaves inside ornamental borders. Printed wrappers with pattern of Cadillac emblems.
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A mysterious, extremely large and sumptuous Cadillac brochure
Profil per...
Chouchan, M. and N. Bourbaki
Profil perdu Bourbaki. Enquête sur un Mathématician Polycéphale.
Paris, France Culture, 1990. Two audio cassettes (11.0 x 7.0 x 3.3 cm) with printed labels in original transparent plastic wrappers (unopened).
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Bourbaki speaks!