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Four proof...
[Anonymous but possibly J. Sturm]
Four proof plates for Monographiae Insectorum XVIII. In valle Plauensi delectorum. Verzeichnis der merkwürdigsten Insecten welche in Plauischen Grunde gefunden werden . In: W. G. Becker (1799). Der Plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.
[Nürnberg, Frauenholzische Kunsthandlung, 1799]. Four loose plates. Folio (24.3 x 18.5 cm or slighly larger). Each finely engraved and carefully hand-coloured.
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Four unique proof plates of insects from near Dresden
A fine col...
A fine collection of nearly 300 19th-Century and early- to late-20th-century bookmarks.
Great Britain (mainly), various publishers, ca. 1855-1980. 300 different bookmarks, of which of silk or other cloth; and made of paper or cardboard, with printed text.
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A collection worth bookmarking
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
Un Vaze de...
Boyer d'Aguilles, J. B. and J. Coelemans
Un Vaze de fleurs paint par Mario dy fioré [from Recueil d'estampes d'après les tableaux des peintres les plus célèbres d'Italie, des Pays-Bas et de France ].
Paris, Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1744. Single sheet (27.0 x 20.0 cm) on thick laid paper with a fine engraving – in very nice hand-colouring – by Jacques Coelemans. Printed surface ca. 24 x 19 cm. In modern passe partout with salmon linen cover.
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An excellent engraving from a rare work
Le regne v...
Depuis, A., O. Reveil, et al.
Le regne végétal, divisé en traité de botanique générale, flore médicale, usuelle et industrielle, horticulture botanique et pratique, plantes agricoles et forestières, histoire biographique et bibliographique de la Botanique. [INCLUDING] Dictionnaire étymologique des termes de botanique. [Complete].
Paris, Théodore Morgand, 1864-1871. 17 volumes in 18 [11 text volumes; seven plate volumes] with over 4,200 pp., and 411 (406 finely hand-coloured) engraved plates with more than 3,000 illustrations, and four large, double-folded engraved maps, printed in red and black. Large 4to (27.1 x 17.1–20.1 cm). Uniform contemporary boards; spines with two morocco labels with gilt titles.
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A rare complete set of this beautifully illustrated work
Eggs of th...
Dresser, H. E.
Eggs of the Birds of Europe. Including all the species inhabiting the western Palaearctic area. Vol. I. Letter-press. Vol. II. Plates. [Complete].
London, for the author, 1905-1910. Two volumes (text, atlas) in two. 4to (31.4 x 25.3 cm). Text volume: half-title, title page, xx, 837 pp. [page numbers (i)-xx printed; 1-837 numbered with hand stamp in top outer margin; and printed in central lower margin]; numerous fine halftone text illustrations. Plate volume: half-title, title page, 106 full-colour halftone plates, including Appendix Plate A; printed wrappers to all published parts bound in rear. Uniform red half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised, gilt-stippled bands, black and gilt ornamental bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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A very good copy of the best work on European bird eggs and nests
Heetman Co...
Heetman, A. J. A. [and] F. Heetman
Heetman Collection of stained glass designs.
Rotterdam, Heetman,1919-ca. 1971. Various material and sizes; predominantly original designs in pencil and watercolour, or white drawing ink. Also some framed drawings, numerous photos and photo negatives of original artwork and examples obtained by Heetman from other sources, as well as printed matter containing Heetman designs. In all many hundreds of items.
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From Art Deco to New Objectivity - over 60 years of design
Über eine...
Heisenberg, W. [K.]
Über eine Abänderung der formalen Regeln der Quantentheorie beim Problem der anomalen Zeemaneffekte. Mit ein Abbildung.
Braunschweig, Friedrich Vierweg & Sohn; Berlin, J. Springer, 1924. 8vo (23.0 x 15.6 cm). 17 pp.; one illustration. Original printed wrappers.
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Important early paper by Heisenberg on quantum physics
Report on...
Hemsley, W. B.
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. Botany - Vol. I. Report on present state of knowledge of various insular floras, being an introduction to the first three parts of the botany of the Challenger Expedition. [AND] Report on the botany of the Bermudas and various other islands of the Atlantic and Southern Oceans. Part I [AND] Report on the botany of the Bermudas and various other islands of the Atlantic and Southern Oceans. Part II [AND] Report on the botany of Juan Fernandez, the south-eastern Moluccas, and the Admiralty Islands.
London, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, [1884-]1885. Four papers in one. 4to (31.8 x 24.8 cm). 853 [xi, 75; 135; 299; 333]; 65 [0; I-XIII; XIV-LIII; LIV-LXV] fine, lithographed plates. Original dark green blind-stamped and pebbled cloth. Spine with gilt title. Brown endpapers.
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The complete terrestrial plants, fungi and macro-algae of the Challenger Expedition
Ueber zwei...
Humboldt, A. von
Ueber zwei Versuche den Chimborazo zu besteigen.
Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1836. 8vo (17.4 x 11.0 cm). viii, 283 pp. [Von Humboldt's paper on pp. 176-206]. Contemporary pebbled cloth; spine with black leather label with gilt title.
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Humboldt on reaching the point farthest from the Earth’s centre
Visit to t...
Maude, J.
Visit to the falls of Niagara in 1800.
London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green; and Wakefield, Richard Nichols, 1826. Large 8vo (26.4 x 18.3 cm). Half-title, engraved title with large vignette, letterpress title; 364 pp. [viii, (ii), vii, 313, xxvi, 8]; eight fine steel engravings. Red buckram; spine with printed label; green endpapers.
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Only fifty copies printed
Meyer, H. L.
Illustrations of British Birds. Volumes I – IV. [First folio edition – Complete].
London, Longman, 1835-1850. Four volumes in four. Folio (35.6 x 26.2 cm). Four engraved title pages, four engraved indexes; 322 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, of which 317 show birds (and often eggs too); and five eggs only [I: 79 bird plates (index calls for 78), one egg plate; II: 74 bird plates, one egg plate; III: 81 bird plates (index calls for 80), two egg plates; IV: 83 bird plates (index states 82), one egg plate]. Bound in uniform later half calf over marbled boards. Spines with five broad, raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments with two morocco labels with gilt title and volume number, and with gilt ornithological vignettes. Red endpapers. All edges gilt.
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A very good, attractive set of the first edition, with the two different blackbird plates