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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
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
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 triple-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
Lemoine, V.
Recherches pour servir à l'histoire des systèmes nerveux, musculaire et glandulaire de l'ecrevisse.
Paris, E. Martinet, 1868. 4to (26.7 x 21.2 cm). 233, [i] pp.; six engraved plates. Contemporary red polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with intricate gilt ornaments at head and foot, gilt-lined compartments and gilt title. Marbled endpapers, red-sprinkled edges.
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Lobster, served by a great palaeontologist
Raccolta d...
[Leonardo da Vinci] G. Mantelli di Canobio (ed.)
Raccolta di disegni incisi da Girolamo Mantelli di Canobio sugli originali esistenti nella Bibliotheca Ambrosiana di mano di Leonardo Da Vinci e de suoi scolari Lombardi dedicata a sua eccellenza Giberto Borromeo Arese Conte e Signore di Magno imperiale Corte regale e Vicario imperiale perpetuo Conte d'Arona e Signore della sua rocca ec. ec. Grande di Spagna di prima classe ec.
Milano, [Federico Agnelli], 1785. Folio (43.2 x 30.7 cm). Engraved title page and 27 engraved plates, printed in red and black. The engraved, allegorical title page is signed and dated Hier. Mantelli inuen sculpt. 1785 . Contemporary mottled half calf over mottled boards. Spine with gilt ornamental bands and vignettes, and gilt-ornamented morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.
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One of only five known copies (including incomplete ones)
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