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Vallisnieri, A.
Considerazioni ed experienze intorno alle generazione de' Vermi ordinari del corpo umano.
Padua, Seminario, 1710. 4to (33.9 x 17.0 cm). [x], 160 pp.; four large, folded engraved plates. 19th century half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands, compartments with gilt lines and vignettes, and gilt title.
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The first modern work on intestinal worms
Bulletin d...
[Various authors]
Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. Volumes 1-31 [AND] Indexes.
Paris, Société Zoologique de France, 1876-1906. 31 volumes in 31. 8vo (23.7 x 15.6 cm). Over 10,000 pp., 158 plates and 25 portraits. Uniform dark green half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-tooled bands, gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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A finely bound, uniform set - from the first issue - of France's most important zoological magazine
Liste der...
Liste der angekommenen Kur- und Badegäste in der königlichen Stadt Kaiser-Karlsbad im Jahre 1799.
Karlsbad, Franiek, [1800]. 4to (21.0 x 18.0 cm). 66 pp. Nice contemporary hand-stamped geometrical front cover.
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Who's who at the 18th century spa
Nature, vo...
Wilkins, M., R. Franklin, J. Watson, and others
Nature, volume 172 (entire volume). Contains Wilkins et al. “Helical structure of crystalline deoxypentose nucleic acid”, and Franklin et al. “Evidence for 2-chain helix in crystalline structure of sodium deoxyribonucleate”.
London, MacMillan & Co., 1953. Large, thick 8vo (24.9 x 17.4 cm). 1,200 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine.
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A brick on which two Nobel prizes were built
Very early...
X-Rays: Friedrich Haller & Söhne Atélier und Laboratorium mit Röntgen'schen Strahlen
Very early applied radiology [Röntgen photographs, X-rays] including the first use of X-rays in authentication of fine art (i.e. painting by Albrecht Dürer).
Munich, Friedrich Haller & Söhne, Atélier und Laboratorium mit Röntgen'schen Strahlen, 1897. Loose in folio album. Set of nine extremely early, mint conditioned X-Ray-photographs mounted on six presentation cardboards (three with two photographs each) and with manuscript descriptions; the photographs measuring between 6.6 x 5.6 cm, and 34.4 x 23.6 cm, all housed in contemporary gilt cloth portfolio titled Album .
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First X-ray verification of fine art - Dürer meets Röntgen