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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
Farbige Rä...
[Anonymous architect]
Farbige Räume und Bauten. [German Art Deco interior designs].
Stuttgart, G. Siegle, ca. 1929. Oblong folio (25.0 x 35.0 cm). 30 plates, numbered 1-30, each with one to three interior designs printed in colour, including silver and gilt.
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Wandschmuck und Raumkunst, or: rare German interior design
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
Bosch, G. van den
[Sculpture] Amazon parrots.
ca. 1965. Bronze sculpture. Ca. 175 x 100 x 75 cm.
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Heavy Metal parrots
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
Sexual sel...
Darwin, C.
Sexual selection in relation to monkeys.
London, Nature, 1876. Folio (28.2 x 19.6 cm). pp. 17-18 in: issue 15(366) [pp. i-viii, 1-20]. Original printed wrappers.
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Sex in the monkey
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
The contra...
Darwin, C.
The contractile filaments of the teasel.
London, Macmillan, 1877. Large 4to (28.0 x 19.6 cm). p. 339. Not bound - as published.
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Charles Darwin commenting upon his son's scientific researches
Histoire n...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Histoire naturelle Planche X. Le couguar, le linx. [Contemporary hand-coloured plate].
Paris, Briasson, 1768. Single sheet. Folio (39.8 x 25.4 cm). Engraved plate with printed caption; finely hand-coloured; frame gilted.
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A very rare contemporarily coloured plate from Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Herpetology [from the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire des sciences, plates 25-29 (all)].
[Paris, Briasson, David, Le Breton, 1768]. Folio (39.2 x 25.1 cm, or wider). Five plates with large engravings, each with fine, contemporary hand-colouring, gilt border and printed caption.
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Brunet does not record coloured copies