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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
Are you fa...
Elsken, E. van der
Are you famous? La Grande Parade in het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Landshoff, 1985. Small 8vo (15.1 x 10.6 cm). 92 pp. Numerous black-and-white photos. Original laminated pictorial paperbound.
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A very rare copy: signed by the artist
Escher, M. C.
Rimpeling [Rippled surface].
Baarn, the author, 1950. Linocut – on two plates – printed in black and greyish brown (oblong, 26.0 x 32.0 cm). Signed and handwritten “eigen druk” (private printing) in pencil, monogrammed and “III-’50” in the plate, on Japanese paper. Under large, oblong passe-partout (49.5 x 54.0 cm).
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A fine copy, and a stirring image
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
Results of...
Herschel, J. F. W.
Results of astronomical observations made during the years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope; being the completion of a telescopic survey of the whole surface of the visible heavens, commenced in 1825, by Sir John F. W. Herschel, Bart., K. H.
London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. Large 4to (31.2 x 25.2 cm). Engraved, tissue-guarded frontispiece; title page, 474 pp. [xx, 452 (ii) (errata)]; 17 lithographed plates (several much larger, multi-folded); several engraved text illustrations, including a nice tailpiece. Original, elaborately blind-stamped, ruled cloth. Spine with gilt title. Yellow endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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Discoveries in the southern hemisphere: Herschel's large telescope in action
Theatrum m...
Horst, T. van der and J. Polley
Theatrum machinarum universale of keurige verzameling van verscheide groote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluizen, waterkeringen, ophaal- en draaibruggen. Met haare gronden, opstallen en doorgesnedens. ... Alles op het nauwkeurigste vertoont, en nooit zodanig in het licht gegeven, en geteekent door Tileman van der Horst. I. Deel. [AND] Theatrum machinarum universale of keurige verzameling van verscheide groote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluysen, waterkeringen, enz. met haare gronden, opstallen en doorgesnedens. ... Alles op 't nauwkeurigste vertoont, en nooit zodanig in het licht gegeven, en geteekent door Jacob Polley, stadts architek en directeur der zaagmolens tot Zirckzee. En in 't koper gebragt, door Jan Schenk. II. Deel. [Complete].
Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk [en Zoon], 1757-1774. Two parts in one. Tall folio (54.5 x 34.4 cm). Half-title; title in red and black with finely engraved vignette by J. Wandelaar; two engraved dedication pages with coats of arms; 14; 9 pp.; 55 numbered, double-sized or larger engraved plates on 48 sheets; including seven tripple-sized, double folded (55 x 88 cm) and double-numbered. Contemporary red half calf over marbled boards.
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How to keep Holland dry: magnificent illustrations of magnificent waterworks
[Three fin...
[Horticultural Society]
[Three fine, botanical prints from the famous Transactions of the Horticultural Society ].
London, The Horticultural Society, 1824-1830. Three framed prints. Uniform rectangular copper-green and gilt frames (53.0 x 43.0 cm).
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From the most important British botanical journal of its day
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
Lauremberg, P.
Apparatus plantarius primus: tributus in duos libros. I. De plantis bulbosis. II. De plantis tuberosis. Quibus exhibentur praeter nomenclaturas, multiplices earum differentiae & species; ... adiunctae sunt plantarum & quarunam novarum nou & ichnographia, & descriptiones. [AND] Horticultura, Libris II. Comprehensa; huic nostro coelo & solo accomodata; regulis, observationibus, experimentis, & figuris novis instructa: in qua quicquid ad Hortum proficue colendum, et eleganter instruendum facit, explicatur.
Francforti ad Monum, Matthaei Meriani, [1632]. 4to (19.7 x 15.1 cm). Two engraved title pages; 168; 196 pp.; numerous woodcuts in the text: 35 single bulb plants, and a generalised bulb, in the first work; ‘plates’ with 28 numbered items (1-7; 8-12, 13-16, 17-21, 22-25, 26-28) in the second; 23 engraved plates (of tools, and garden designs) bound in the rear. Slightly later, possibly 18th-century, rich gilt spine with four gilt-ornamented, raised bands and red morocco label with gilt title; boards full polished calf.
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The only botanical publications by this well-known polymath