Firsts London Rare Book Fair 2019

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Über Quant...
Born, M.
Über Quantenmechanik.
Braunschweig, Friedrich Vierweg & Sohn; Berlin, J. Springer, 1924. 8vo (22.8 x 15.4 cm). 17 pp. Original printed wrappers.
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The introduction of quantum mechanics, a fundamental theory in physics
Bose, S. N. [AND] A. Einstein
Wärmegleichgewicht im Strahlungsfeld bei Anwesenheit von Materie.
Braunschweig, Friedrich Vierweg & Sohn; Berlin, J. Springer, 1924. 8vo (22.8 x 15.4 cm). 10 pp. Original printed wrappers.
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Bose's second paper: recommended and challenged by Albert Einstein
Das wunder...
Breitschwert, W. von
Das wunderbare Bilderbuch. Ein Festgeschenk voll komischer Sachen, zum Staunen und Lachen für heitere Kinder. Dritte Auflage.
Stuttgart, Julius Hoffmann (R. Thienemann), ca. 1870. Folio (27.6 x 21.8 cm). Title page; twelve hand-coloured lithographed plates with ditto (partial) overlays. Red pebbled half cloth over full colour pictorial front board and marbled rear board.
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Yes, German humor does exist!
Groups of...
Brookshaw, G.
Groups of flowers, drawn and accurately coloured after nature with full directions for the young artist; designed as a companion to the treatise on flower painting. Second Edition. [AND] Groups of Fruit... [AND] Six Birds... [Complete].
London, Thomas McLean, 1819. Folio (35.5 x 26.3 cm). Three half-titles and three title pages; three pp. "Advertisement"; double-suite (finely hand-coloured and plain) of 18 colour-printed plates (six flowers, six fruits, six birds), with explanatory text to each plate. Contemporary red straight-grain morocco. Spine with five broad, raised bands with elaborate gilt ornaments; compartments with gilt floral frames and gilt title; boards with intrice gilt floral border, and blind-tooled border; gilt inner dentelles; brown marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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How to paint flowers, fruit and birds: a great challenge
Choumoff, P. [Rodin]
[Original photograph of Auguste Rodin at an old age]
Paris, P. Choumoff, 1917. Two original photographs (22.0 x 16.5 cm; 22.3 x 17.3 cm).
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A fine photo of the "late" Rodin
The birds...
Crawshay, R.
The birds of Tierra del Fuego.
London, Quaritch, 1907. 4to (28.0 x 20.5 cm). Half-title, title, engraved dedication page, xl, 158 pp.; 21 fine hand-coloured plates by Keulemans, 23 photographic plates, one tinted (red and blue) map. Publisher's black half morocco over green linen boards, gilt lettered spine with five raised, gilt-lined bands; top edge gilt.
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Bird painter Keulemans at his best - and in a mint condition
Remarks up...
Darwin, C.
Remarks upon the habits of the genera Geospiza, Camarhynchus, Cactornis and Certhidea of Gould.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1837. 8vo (22.7 x 13.9 cm). p. 49. Original blind blue wrappers, preserved in a green clamshell box with gilt title.
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The fundaments of evolution: Darwin on "his" finches
Zur Theori...
Einstein, A.
Zur Theorie der Radiometerkräfte.
Braunschweig, Friedrich Vierweg & Sohn; Berlin, J. Springer, 1924. 8vo (22.8 x 15.4 cm). 6 pp. Original printed wrappers.
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Einstein betters Maxwell
Songs, bal...
[Fore-Edge painting] Moore, Thomas
Songs, ballads, and sacred songs.
London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. 8vo (17.0 x 11.6 cm). Engraved title page, 284 pp. 19th-century Hayday binding of ruled green morocco. Spine with elaborate gilt patter and title, boards with gilt borders. Inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt, fore edge with polychrome painting of a 19th century golf scene.
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An outstanding fore-edge painting with ladies playing golf, on a very rare book
A paradox:...
Hamond, W.
A paradox: prooving, that the inhabitants of the isle called Madagascar, or St. Laurence, (in temporall things) are the happiest people in the World. Whereunto is prefixed, a briefe and true description of that island: the nature of the climate, and condition of the inhabitants, and their speciall affection to the English above other nations. With most probable arguments of a hopefull and fit plantation of a colony there, in respect of the fruitfulnesse of the soyle, the benignity of the ayre, and the relieving of our English ships, both to and from the East-Indies.
London, Nathaniell Butter, 1640. 4to (18.7 x 14.4 cm). Original second blank; title page, half title, half-title (placed after 12th text page) [xii, xxi] pp., Mid-19th century brown crushed morocco. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and gilt title; boards with triple gilt borders and rosettes; gilt-lined edges and elaborate gilt inner dentelles.
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Hamond's famous first attempt to promote Madagascar as a Paradise on Earth
[Burma - M...
Hla, M. T.
[Burma - Myanmar] A collection of sixteen late nineteenth to early twentieth century Burmese costume studies.
Burma [Myanmar], ca. 1920. 16 watercolours. 8vo-sized (images ca. 21.0 x 15.7 cm). Heightened with white body colour; each signed "M. T. Hla" in lower right corner, uniformly mounted. Mounts 40.5 x 27.9 cm.
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From the first Nurmuse artist working in a realistic style
Hoeven, J. van der
Bijdragen tot de kennis van de Lemuridae of Prosimii. [Titled Bydragen tot de kennis van de Lemuridae on front board].
Leiden, S. Luchtmans and J. Luchtmans. Tall folio (45.2 x 29.4 cm). Title page, [i], 18 pp.; three lithographed plates of which two finely hand-coloured. Contemporary full bright red grained calf. Boards with intricate blind-tooled and gilt-ornamental borders, floral corner pieces and title. Pink floral endpapers. All edges gilt.
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An exceptionally nicely bound copy of a rare work on lemurs