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Tizard, T. H. et al. (eds.) [Thomson, C. W. and J. Murray (general editors)]
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Volumes I - II. Narrative of the Cruise. [The complete narrative].
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1882-1885. Two volumes in three. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). Volume I (in two parts) (1885): liv, 1111 pp.; two elongate photographic frontispieces; 340 numbered (groups of) woodcuts and many unnumbered, often acting as head- or tailpieces; 75 charts, 35 numbered photographic plates; 15 chromolithographed plates (numbered A-I, K-P), and a very large map (in two parts) of both hemispheres – with the complete itinerary, in a rear pocket in part I; a second, very long, full-colour map on the oceans' salinity in part 2. Volume II (1882): viii, 744, 42, 29 pp.; several text engravings and two plates of which one in chromolithography, and a tipped-in note on the reason for publishing volume II ahead of volume I. Original, uniform, dark-green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spines. Brown endpapers.
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The famous Challenger Expedition from A to Z with magnificent illustrations
Annales de...
[Various authors]
Annales des Mines. Series III-VI. Atlases.
Paris, Ecole de Mines, 1832-1866. Two series in four. Oblong folio (40.5 x 22.0 cm) with 758 (of 759? see below) engraved and lithographed plates and maps, of which 29 are hand-coloured geological maps or profiles. Contemporary uniform red cloth. Gilt titles on the spines and front boards. Marbled endpapers.
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A rare set with a huge amount of partly unfolded plates
Verbeek, R. D. M.
Geologische beschrijving van Bangka en Billiton.
Amsterdam, Joh. G. Stemler, 1897. 8vo (23.6 x 15.2 cm). Title page, xv, 272 pp.; four plates (one double-sized). Later black quarter cloth over marbled boards.
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With a fine letter by Verbeek
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
Handbuch d...
Widenmann, J. F. W.
Handbuch des oryktognostischen Theils der Mineralogie.
Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1794. Thick 8vo (19.6 x 12.2 x 6.0 cm). xiv, [vi], 1,040, [4], [xv] pp.; two folded engravings, one with 74 different colours. Contemporary marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and morocco label with gilt title. All edges red.
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Rare and important work on oryctognosy with handwritten dedication by the author
Marmora et...
Wirsing, A. L.
Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis/ Afbeelding der Marmer soorten.../ Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten.../ A representation of different sort of marble.../ Représentation de marbres...
Amsterdam, Johann Christian Sepp, 1776. 4to (30.3 x 24.3 cm). Five printed titles in Latin, Dutch, German, English and French, five introduction leaves in these languages; 50 leaves of text (including ten subtitles), describing plates 1-68. With 98 (of 100) beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary interim blue boards, with handwritten title on front cover.
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