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Genera Hyd...
Fieber, F. X.
Genera Hydrocoridum secundum ordinem naturalem in familias disposita. Cum tabulis quator. [AND] Species generis Corisa monographice dispositae cum tabulis duabus. [AND] Rhynchotographieen. Drei monograpische [sic] Abhandlungen. [AND] a handwritten letter to a colleague.
Prag [Prague], Gottlieb Haase Söhne, 1851. Three works in one. 4to (26.1 x 20.6 cm). 143 pp. [31; 48; 64], including three title pages; six engraved plates [4; 2; 0]. Contemporary marbled boards with green paper spine cover with script title. Speckled edges.
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Correspondence between mid-19th-century hemipterologists: three papers and a letter
Putti. Sch...
Gimignani, G.
Putti. Scherzi e givochi diversi de putti.
Rome, [1647]. A suite of 12 different prints (16.0 x 12.7 cm). Original engraved prints.
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Playful Putti, beautifully engraved
Eléments d...
Guillot, E.
Eléments d'ornamentation pour l'enluminure. Art Egyptien, Assyrien, Grec, Greco-Roman, période Merovingienne, Byzantin, Période Roman. [AND] Ornamentation des manuscripts au Moyen-Age, recueil de documents + lettres ornées, bordures, miniatures, &a + tivés des principaux manuscripts de la Bibliotheque nationale, de diverses bibliothèques et des monuments de l'époque. XIII siècle [AND] XIV siècle. [AND] Alphabets de style Moyen-Age Renaissance d'après des documents authentiques des XIe, XIIIe, XIVe, XVe et XVIe siècle [AND] Elements d'ornamentation du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle. Tirés des manuscripts, des imprimès, des estampes de la Bibliotheque nationale et des monuments historique de l'époque. XVIe Siècle [AND] XVIIe et XVIIIe siècle.
Paris, Turgis Fils, [1890-1898]. Six works in six. Oblong small folio (14.1 x 22.0 cm). 96 lithographed plates of which 80 polychromatic in 15 colours. Uniform quarter cloth over pictorial full-colour boards.
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Two thousand years of colourful design
Plantae Al...
Hacquet, B.
Plantae Alpinae carniolicae collegit et descripsit.
Vienna, Sumptibus Joannis Pauli Kraus, 1782. 4to (28.4 x 21.0 cm). 16 pp.; five very large, folded engraved plates. Contemporary marbled wrappers.
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With magnificent plates
Report on...
Haeckel, E.
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 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. Zoology. Volume IV. Report on the deep-sea medusae dredged by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1882. Large 4to (31.9 x 25.3 cm). cv, 154 pp., 32 lithographed plates (mostly chromolithography) with explanatory text leaves, 16 wood-engravings in the text. Original green, blind stamped cloth boards with bevelled edges. Spine with gilt title. Black endpapers.
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Ernst Haeckel's work on jellyfish which inspired the Jugendstil and Art Nouveau movements
Die Deutun...
Hahn, O.
Die Deutung des Heliumvorkommens in nicht-α-strahlenden Mineralien.
Berlin, Karl Kerkhof, 1935. Large 4to (29.7 x 21.0 cm). Two pp. Offprint.
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Signed by the author and Nobel laureate Otto Hahn
A paradox:...
Hamond, W.
A paradox: prooving, that the inhabitants of the isle called Madagascar, or St. Laurence, (in temporall things) are the happiest people in the World. Whereunto is prefixed, a briefe and true description of that island: the nature of the climate, and condition of the inhabitants, and their speciall affection to the English above other nations. With most probable arguments of a hopefull and fit plantation of a colony there, in respect of the fruitfulnesse of the soyle, the benignity of the ayre, and the relieving of our English ships, both to and from the East-Indies.
London, Nathaniell Butter, 1640. 4to (18.7 x 14.4 cm). Original second blank; title page, half title, half-title (placed after 12th text page) [xii, xxi] pp., Mid-19th century brown crushed morocco. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and gilt title; boards with triple gilt borders and rosettes; gilt-lined edges and elaborate gilt inner dentelles.
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Hamond's famous first attempt to promote Madagascar as a Paradise on Earth
Hauy's Ebe...
Haüy, [R. J.] Hessel, J. F. C. (ed.) [AND] Clemens, A.
Hauy's Ebenmaaßgesetz der Krystal-Bildung. Uebersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Dr. F. C. Hessel ... Mit einer Vorrede von C. C. Ritter von Leonhard. [AND] Allgemeine Betrachtungen über die klimatischen Einflüsse und Versuch einer allgemeinen Characteristik der Gebirgsgegenden und ihrer Bewohner.
Frankfurt am Main, Hermann, 1819, 1820. Two works in one. 8vo (18.9 x 11.8 cm). xvi, 115 pp.; two large, folded plates with 40 engraved, numbered figures (Haüy); ii, 141 pp. (Clemens). Contemporary brown mottled half sheep over marbled boards. Spine with burgundy morocco label with gilt titles. All edges red.
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Two rarities
Original d...
[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