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[Hedin expedition] Lieberenz, P.
Original diaries, photographs, letters and notebooks.
[Tibet], mostly unpublished, 1927-1928. Diary in ‘Einjahrbuch’ (19.0 x 15.5 cm; 365 pp.; sold in Hamburg by Max Schlichtmann), with the author’s name and Berlin address, and a smaller agenda (14.3 x 9.2 cm), with a hand-written label ‘1928 / April - Mai / Ürumtschi - Berlin’; a set of business cards, mostly in Chinese, inserted. This includes, however, a business card of Sven Hedin ‘Correspondant de l’Institut de Sinologie de l’Université nationale de Pékin’ in both French and Chinese, and of several other people who aided the expedition; several letters, a map, and over 500 original photographs, as described below.
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With Hedin through Tibet - the unpublished eye witness account of his photographer
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
Damien Hir...
Hirst, D.
Damien Hirst exhibition invitation. Signed by Hirst.
New York, Nadine Johnson, 2007. Thick paper invitation card (28.0 x 21.6 cm). Printed on both sides in colour, with the handwritten signature of the artist.
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Invitation for Lost Desires and the the Search for Knowledge, signed by the artist
[Burma - M...
Hla, M. T.
[Burma - Myanmar] A collection of sixteen late nineteenth to early twentieth century Burmese costume studies.
Burma [Myanmar], ca. 1920. 16 watercolours. 8vo-sized (images ca. 21.0 x 15.7 cm). Heightened with white body colour; each signed "M. T. Hla" in lower right corner, uniformly mounted. Mounts 40.5 x 27.9 cm.
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From the first Nurmuse artist working in a realistic style
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
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
Jonston, J.
Historiae naturalis de Insectis libri III. De serpentibus et draconibus, libri II cum aeneis figuris.
Heilbronn, Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, 1757. Folio (33.8 x 21.0 cm). Engraved title page; letterpress title page in red and black with engraved vignette; [iv], 212 (recte 210), [iv] pp.; letterpress title (to the Serpentibus ; verso blank); 3-55, [iii] pp.; 40 engraved plates [ Insectibus 28; Serpentibus 12]. Contemporary vellum. Spine with gilt title in gilt ornamental border. Edges red.
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Superior edition of Jonston's famous works on insects, snakes and monsters
Sammel-Mappe Flächenverzierung. XV. Folge. Mit besonderer Beruksichtigung der Textilindustrie. Herausgegeben von etwa 30 praktischen Fachmännern.
Plauen, Christian Stoll, [ca. 1903]. Folio (39.2 x 26.0 cm). 48 loose plates in printed portfolio.
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Inspiring designs by important Art Nouveau artists
Origami mo...
Kawarasaki, K.
Origami moyo.
Kyoto: Unsōdō, Shōwa 10 [1935]. Two volumes [complete] with 30 colour woodblock-printed designs. Orihon accordion style binding (leporello). In original oblong linen-covered slipcase (25.5 x 38.1 cm).
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Origami at its best, an excellent example of Kodo Kawarasaki's wonderful art
Book of ca...
Keulemans, J. G.
Book of cage birds. [A natural history of cage birds]
[London, for the author, 1871]. Folio (28.1 x 18.8 cm). 113 pp.; 24 hand-coloured auto-lithographed plates. Contemporary grained burgundy half morocco over pebbled green boards, with gilt ornamental borders. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands, gilt vignettes and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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Perhaps the rarest of all bird books illustrated by Keulemans