Firsts London Rare Book Fair 2019

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Recueil gé...
[Anonymous - Hair styles - Fashion]
Recueil général de coeffures de différents gouts, ou l'on voit la manière dont se coëffoient les femmes, sous différens règnes, A commencer en 1589 jusq'en 1778. Avec des vers analogues à chaque costume. Suivi d'une collection des modes Françoises. Contenant les différens habillemens & coëffures des hommes & des femmes. La plus complette qui ait paru en ce genre. Ouvrage fort desiré de l'un & de l'autre sexe.
Paris, Desnos, [1778]. Letterpress title page with engraved border; 24 engraved plates containing 48 numbered images, all in fine, contemporary hand-colouring. 19th century full morocco by Noulhac. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title; marbled endpapers; boards with gilt-lined edges and floral inner dentelles. All edges gilt.
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A never recorded contemporary coloured copy of a very rare work
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
Dubois, E.
Pithecanthropus erectus . Eine menschenaehnliche Uebergangsform aus Java. Mit Zwei tafeln und Drei in den Text gedruckten Figuren. [AND] On Pithecanthropus erectus : a transitional form between Man and the apes.
Batavia, Landesdruckerei, 1894. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.9 cm). Title page, [ii], 31 pp., two plates (one with photos of a skull, the other a tinted lithograph of bones), three text illustrations. Blind quarter cloth over original printed boards.
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True first edition of the discovery of the Ape-Man from Java
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
Escher, M. C.
Rimpeling [Rippled surface].
Baarn, the author, 1950. Linocut – on two plates – printed in black and greyish brown (oblong, 26.0 x 32.0 cm). Signed and handwritten “eigen druk” (private printing) in pencil, monogrammed and “III-’50” in the plate, on Japanese paper. Under large, oblong passe-partout (49.5 x 54.0 cm).
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A fine copy, and a stirring image
Historia g...
Fernández de Piedrahíta, [L.]
Historia general de las conquistas del Nuevo Reyno de Granada.
Amberes (Antwerp), Jean Baptiste Verdussen, [1688]. Folio (29.7 x 20.9 cm). Title page, three finely engraved plates (title page and frontispieces preceding chapters) by J. Mulder, [xvi], 599, [vii] pp. Contemporary vellum. Spine with contemporary script title.
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A very rare work; highly important for the history of the conquest of the Americas