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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
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'
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
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