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Santini, G. [Lucchese]
Ricettario medicinale di M. Giuseppe Santini Lucchese. Con un pieno trattato intorno alla cognitione del provedere, eleggere, conseruare, preparare e comporre ogni sorte di medicamento.
Serravalle di Vinetia, Marco Claseri, 1604. Small 4to (19.8 x 14.4 cm). Title page with large, allegorical vignette; xviii, 504 pp.; three page-sized engravings with explanatory text on opposite leaves. Early 20th-century boards and endpapers. Spine with two morocco labels with gilt borders, and title.
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Only two copies in libraries worldwide
Atlas des...
Savtschenko, P.
Atlas des poissons vénéneux et descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l'organisme humain et des contre-poisons à employer. Atlas jadovitych ryb s opisaniem vida ich deistviia jada na organizm cheloveka i ukazaniem protivuiadii.
St. Petersburg, Balasheva, 1886. 4to (32.2 x 24.0 cm). [iv], 53. [i] pp.; ten tissue-guarded lithographed plates of which nine hand-coloured. Later blind quarter cloth over original printed boards.
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A very rare and well-illustrated Russian/French work on poisonous fish
Katalog de...
[Trade Catalogue] Reiniger [E. M.], [M.] Gebbert & [K. F.] Schall
Katalog der physik.-mechan. Werkstätten Reiniger, Gebbert & Schall. Universitäts-Mechaniker Erlangen (Bayern). Schlossplatz 3. [Illustrated trade catalogue].
Erlangen, Reiniger et al., 1888. 4to (27.1 x 19.5 cm). 75 pp. (including index). Contemporary red, bllindstamped cloth; front board printed in black and gilt, rear board with black printed vignette. Patterned endpapers. Text pages printed in red and black.
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"Deluxe" edition of a rare trade catalogue, dedicated to the Duke of Bavaria
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). 1200 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