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Book Image “One of the most remarkable works ever published on military medicine”
and a pioneering work of photographic illustration

BARNES, Joseph K.

The medical and surgical history of the War of the Rebellion (1861-65.).
Washington, Government Printing Office, 1870-1888. 4to. 6 parts in 2 volumes, bound (as intended) in 6. With 192 plates plus additional relief-etched figures in the text. Original publisher's uniform green cloth, gold-blocked spines.
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Orders and Information  € 1250



Book Image Rare confidential report of a visit to the shipbuilding industry along the River Clyde in Scotland

BEELOO, Adriaan Johan Hendrik and H. COP.

Rapport van den hoofdingenieur, adviseur voor scheepsbouw A.J.H. Beeloo en den ingenieur 2de klasse der marine H. Cop, betrekkelijk eene reis naar Engeland in 1883.
[The Hague, 8 April 1884]. Folio. With 8 lithographed folding plans and maps, including constructions plans of automatic ship ventilators, Whitworth breech loading guns and a turret, and maps of the Chatham and Portsmouth dockyards. Original half black cloth, printed paper sides with the word "Geheim" (secret) and "No." with a stamped "8" (apparently meaning this is copy number 8 of a very small press-run) printed letterpress on the front board.
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Orders and Information  € 500



Book Image Invertebrate paleontology with 7 full-page lithographed plates

BRONN, Heinrich Georg.

System der Urweltlichen Pflanzenthiere durch Diagnose, Analyse und Abbildung der Geschlechter erläutert. Zum Gebrauche bey Vorlesungen über Petrefactenkunde und zur Erleichterung des Selbststudiums derselben.
Heidelberg, J.C.B. Mohr, 1825. Folio. With 7 full-page lithographed plates by C.F. Müller, with numerous illustrations. Contemporary marbled boards (tree-pattern).
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Book Image Lessons in perspective during the Second Empire

CHEVILLARD, Alphonse.

Leçons nouvelles de perspective, ... Avec atlas de 32 planches in - 4o.
Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1868. 2 volumes. 8vo (text) and oblong 4to (atlas). Atlas volume with 32 steel-engraved plates by Dulos after the author. Contemporary uniform half maroon sheepskin, gold-tooled spines.
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Orders and Information  € 950



Book Image Fungi of Germany

EBBINGHAUS, Julius.

Die Pilze und Schwämme Deutschlands. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Anwendbarkeit als Nahrungs- und Heilmittel sowie die Nachtheile derselben. ... Zweite umgearbeitete Auflage.
Leipzig, W. Raensch, [1868]. 4to. With 32 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth.
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Orders and Information  € 925



Book Image A famous mushroom book
with 41 chromo-lithographed plates

FAVRE-GUILLARMOD, Louis.

Les Champignons Comestibles et les espèces vénéneuses avec lesquelles ils pourraient ètre confondus.
Neuchatel, J. Sandoz; Paris, Librarie Agricole de la Maison Rustique, 1869. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 41 chromo-lithographed plates. Modern half morocco.
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Book Image Linnean classification of plants

HEISTER, Lorenz.

Systema Plantarum Generale ex Fructificatione ...
Helmstadt, Johann Drimborn, 1748. 8vo. With a woodcut decoration on the title-page. Disbound.
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Book Image Drunken Dutch and Scottish herring fishers: unrecorded first edition

[NETHERLANDS - STATES GENERAL].

Placcaet: vande hooge mogende Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden, waer nae d'ingesetenen der selver landen gehouden zijn haer jeghens de visschers vande[n] Coninghrijcke van Schotlandt te dragen, ende reguleren.
The Hague, Hillebrant Jacobssz. van Wouw, 5 June 1618. With the woodcut arms of the States General on the title-page. Disbound.
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Orders and Information  € 600



Book Image Starting-point of modern systematic botany

LINNAEUS, Carl.

Genera plantarum ... Editio secunda.
Paris, M.A. David, 1743. With 2 folding engraved plates, and one folding table.
With: (2) BULLIARD, Pierre. Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique. Revu et presqu' entièrement refondu par Louis Claude Richard.
Paris, A.J. Dugour et Gabon, An VII 1798. With 10 folding engraved plates. 8vo. 2 works in 1 volume. Contemporary calf, spine richly gold-tooled.
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Orders and Information  € 975



Book Image First German translation of Lister's renowned work on spiders

LISTER, Martin.

Naturgeschichte der Spinnen überhaupt und der engelländischen Spinnen insonderheit, aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt, und mit Anmerkungen vermehrt von F. H. W. Martini, nach dessen Handschrift aber zum Druck befördert, und mit neuen Zusätzen versehen von J. A. E. Goeze.
Quedlingburg und Blankenburg, C.A. Reussner, 1778. 8vo. With 5 full-page engraved plates, 2 coloured. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.
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Book Image 1st and only Aldine edition of 6 classical geographical and topographical works

MELA, Pomponius.

MELA, Pomponius. De situ orbis.
SOLINUS, Gaius Julius. Polyhistor.
ANTONIUS, Augustus. Itinerarium provinciarum.
VIBIUS SEQUESTOR. [De fluminibus ...].
VICTOR, Publius. De regionibus urbis Romae.
DIONYSIUS PERIEGETES. De situ orbis Prisciano interprete (Poema de orbis situ).
(colophon: Venice, "aedibus Aldi et Andreae soceri" [= in the house of the late Aldus Manutius and his father-in-law Andre Torresani d'Asola], 1518). 6 works in 1 edition. 8vo. With Aldus's woodcut device on the title-page (repeated on the final, otherwise blank, leaf) and numerous spaces with guide letters left for manuscript initials. Set entirely in the famous Aldine italic. Later vellum made from a leaf of a 16th-century manuscript choir book.
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Book Image On the fate of the soul after death, and the symbolic interpretation of dreams

OBERLIN, Johann Friedrich (Gotthilf Heinrich von SCHUBERT, ed.).

Berichte eines Visonärs über den Zustand der Seelen nach dem Tode. Aus dem Nachlasse des Johann Friedrich Oberlin's, gewesen Pfarrer im Steinthale, ... nebst einem Fragment: Die Sprache des Wachens. Ein Anhang zu des Herausgebers Symbolik des Traumes.
Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1837. 8vo. Contemporary grey wrappers.
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Book Image Nothing "cryptic" about cryptogams
Early taxonomic work on mosses & club mosses

PALISOT DE BEAUVOIS, Ambroise Marie François Joseph.

Prodrome des Cinquième et Sixième Familles de l'Aethéogamie. Les Mousses. Les Lycopodes.
Paris, Fournier fils, 1805. 8vo. 20th-century blue boards.
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Orders and Information  € 195



Book Image Very rare work on hydrometers, with engraved folding plate

POLCASTRO, Giambatista.

Memoria sullo stato attuale dell' areometria.
Padua, Giuseppe e Fratelli Penada, 1803. Small folio (ca. 23 x 32 cm). With engraved folding plate (40 x 25.5 cm) illustrating the discussed hydrometers. Contemporary tree calf, with gold-tooled sides, richly gold-tooled spine.
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Orders and Information  € 3250



Book Image Earliest authenticated collection of Senegambian fables

ROGER, Jacques-François M. le Baron.

Fables Sénégalaises, recueillies de l'Ouolof et mises en vers Français, avec des notes destinées à faire connaître la Sénégambie, son climat, ses principales productions, la civilisation et les moeurs des habitans.
Paris, Nepveu, Firmin Didot and Ponthieu, 1828. 12mo. Original blue publisher's printed paper wrappers, untrimmed.
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Orders and Information  € 475



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