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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
Kubasta, V.
Christopher Columbus Genuensis. Santa Maria. [Pop up].
Czechoslovakia, V. Kubasta, ca. 1965. (32.4 x 22.5 cm - 32.4 x 45.0 when folded out). Full colour boards with cloth spine; revolving steering wheel, three pop up ships and Caribbean scenery.
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Columbus pops up in expected places
Souvenir [...
Le Fuel
Souvenir [brass and enamel binding]
Paris, Le Fuel, 1819. (10.0 x 6.8 cm). Polychrome enamel in brass frames; two silk pockets, one matching silk-covered agenda with pictorial title page, and engraved vignettes for each month of the year. Gilt-plated edges.
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A jewel of an item, encasing the art of writing
An abstrac...
Leeuwenhoek, A. P. van
An abstract of a letter from Mr. Anthony van Leeuwenhoeck of Delft about generation by an animalcule of the male seed. Animals in the seed of a frog. Some other observables in the parts of a frog. Digestion, and the motion of the blood in a feavor.
London, The Royal Society, 1683. Small 4to (21.7 x 16.6 cm). pp. 347-355; one engraved plate. Contemporary marbled wrappers.
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Van Leeuwenhoeck's seed and other stories
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; 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 three complete copies known
De l'influ...
Lorentz, H. A.
De l'influence du mouvement de la terre sur les phénomènes lumineux.
Haarlem, Les Héritiers Loosjes, 1887. 8vo (23.6 x 14.9 cm). vi, 492 pp.; eight plates (several with mounted phototype prints, or in chromolithography). Original printed wrappers.
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Lorentz's improved theory on ether
Marey, É. J.
Physiologie des mouvement. Four original photographs of a jumping military horse.
France, É. J. Marey, 1895-1898. A series of four original albumen silver print plates (16.3 x 23.1; 16.4 x 23.0; 16.2 x 23.0; and 16.2 x 23.1 cm). Preserved in protective sleeves.
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From a predecessor of Muybridge: a horse shot with the first 'photographic gun'
Mayer, J. R.
Bemerkungen über die Kräfte der unbelebten Natur.
Heidelberg, C. F. Winter, 1842. 8vo (19.2 x 12.0 cm). 8 pp. Later olive buckram with gilt title and logo of the Chemists' Club on the spine.
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PMM 323
Meigen, J. W.
Systematische Beschreibung der europäischen Schmetterlinge mit Abbildungen auf Steintafeln.
Aachen and Leipzig, [J.] A. Mayer, 1829-1832. 670 pp. (I [1829]: vi, 170; 2 [1830]: iv, 212; 3 [1832]: [ii], 276]); 125 [I-XLII; XLIII-LXXX; LXXXI-CXXV] lithographed plates; a few figures accurately hand-coloured. Uniform later 19th-century green linen boards.
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A seldom-seen complete copy with all 125 plates
L’Homme Ma...
Mettrie, [J. O.] de la
L’Homme Machine [Oeuvres philosophiques, de Mr. de la Mettrie. Tome prémier].
Amsterdam, [no publisher mentioned], 1753 [à Leyde, Elie Luzac, Fils, 1748 given for l’Homme Machine ]. 12mo (13.1 x 7.5 cm). Title page, 198 pp. Contemporary mottled calf. Spine with four raised bands, compartments rich floral gilt; red morocco label ‘oeuvres philosop’. Speckled endpapers; edges red.
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An excellent copy of a radical, iconoclastic work