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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
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
Moslé, [A. G.]
Japanische Kunstwerke. Waffen / Schwertzieraden / Lacke / Gewebe / Bilder / Holzschnitte der Sammlung Moslé.
Leipzig, E. A. Seeman, 1914. In two portfolios. Loose sheets (40.0 x 30.0 cm). Four pp. text leaf with title and index; first portfolio with 102 plates (numbered I-CII); second portfolio with 102 plates (numbered CIII-CCIV). Portfolios size: 41.1 x 30.8 x 3.9 cm.
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A complete set in an unusually good condition
Natalibus, P. de
Catalogus Sanctorum et gestorum eorum.
Vicenza, Henricus de Sancto Ursio, 1493. Folio (31.2 x 20.5 cm). Title printed in red. 335 leaves with text in two columns and with white on black initials. 18th-century marbled boards. Spine with morocco label with gilt title.
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The rare first - incunable - edition of this popular work on saints
Nestler, W.
[Photography] Bearded lady.
Bruxelles, Wilhelm Nestler, ca. 1885-1890. (10.3 x 6.4 cm). Original albumen print mounted on printed board, printed on both sides, with rounded corners.
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Bearded lady baffles Brussels - a rare photo
Theorie de...
Neumann, F. E.
Theorie der doppelten Strahlenbrechung, abgeleitet aus den Gleichungen der Mechanik.
Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1832. 8vo (18.8 x 11.9 cm). 37 pp. [numbered 418-454]. Grained quarter cloth over marbled boards.
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A great step towards simplifying elastic equations
Nilsson, S.
Illuminerade figurer till Skandinaviens fauna, med text utgifne.
Lund, C. F. Berling, [1829]-1840. Folio (25.6 x 17.2 cm). I: Two different title pages (both dated 1832), [iv] (subscribers list), [iv] (dedication), [viii] (preface), [v] systematical index); 100 hand-coloured lithographed plates; II: title page (dated 1840), [i] (dedication leaf), [ii] (preface), [v] (systematical index); 100 hand-coloured engraved plates. All 200 plates with unnumbered, explanatory text leaves. Uniform recent dark green morocco. Spines with five, gilt-bordered raised bands and gilt title; boards with gilt rectangular border and floral corner pieces. Marbled endpapers.
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A seldom-seen complete copy of this beautifully illustrated work on birds and mammals
Luxe etike...
Noordenbos, J.
Luxe etiketten voor wijnen, likeuren, gedestilleerd, limonades, enz.
Rijswijk, J. Noordenbos, [1928]. Small folio (26.0 x 20.1 cm). Numerous illustrations. Stiff, printed wrappers with gilt embossed logo (eagle on wheel) and title.
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The gay twenties come to life in a wonderfully preserved trade catalogue printed in silver and gold
De voornaa...
Ouwens, P. A.
De voornaamste giftslangen van Nederlandsch Oost-Indië. Met een verhandeling over de verschijnselen en over de behandeling van giftigen slangenbeet door Dr. G. W. Kiewiet de Jonge.
Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1916. Large 4to (31.6 x 24.9 cm). Half title, title-page, pp. 3-22, [i]; 19 lithographed plates of which 17 in full colour. Contemporary green cloth with original green printed front wrapper mounted on the front board.
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A seldom-seen, beautifully illustrated work on the poisonous snakes of the Malayan Archipelago
Harbour vi...
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Harbour view.
[Augsburg, M. Engelbrecht, ca. 1780]. Six finely hand-coloured oblong panels (each ca. 9.0 x 14.8 cm), including five fine cut-outs.
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A lively 18th-century scene of a harbour
Della nuov...
Patrizi, F.
Della nuova geometria di Franc. Patrici. Libri XV.
Ferrara, Vittorio Baldini, 1587. Small 4to (20.0 x 15.0 cm). Title page with engraved vignette; [vi], 218, [i] pp.; numerous text illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum with handwritten title in an old hand on the spine.
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"The turning point and dividing line between ancient and modern geometry" first edition in fine condition