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Book Image RECIPES FOR DENTAL CARE
WITH ADDITIONAL MANUSCRIPT RECIPE SIGNED BY AUTHOR

ANCELOT, Abbé.

Proprietez et la maniere de se servir d'un elixer & d'une opiate, composés de simples souverainement bonnes pour les dents & pour les gencives, ...
[Paris, Le Cloitre du St. Sepulcre, ca. 1720]. 4to. Modern boards, covered with paste-paper.
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Book Image LANDMARK IN THE HISTORY OF SURGERY

CHAULIAC, Guy de (Guido de CAULIACO).

De chirurgije van Guido de Cauliaco, seer profijtelijck voor alle chirurgijns, uyt de Latijnsche in de Nederduytsche tale overgheset. Nu van nieuws oversien ende merckelijck verbetert door P. Nieustadt, chirurgijn.
Amsterdam, Theunis Jacobsz. Lootsman, 1646. 4to. Title-page and 2 preliminary notes to the reader in verse on its conjugate printed in red and black, title-page with large woodcut illustration (showing a so-called "wound man"), large woodcut factotum with the Amsterdam coat of arms, woodcut tailpieces and decorated initials, cast fleurons. 19th-century parchment, manuscript spine-title.
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Book Image 3 ARTICLES ON JUPITER'S MOONS, THEIR ECLIPSES & A LUNAR ECLIPSE
WITH AN ENGRAVED ASTRONOMICAL CALCULATING DIAL

FLAMSTEED, John.

Observationes defectus lunaris Grenovici habitæ in observatorio regio februarii 11/21 1682. p.m.
[London, 1683]. From Philosophical Transactions, vol. 13, pp. 89-92.
With:
(2) FLAMSTEED, John. An abstract of a letter from Mr. J. Flamsteed, ... giving an account of the eclipses of [Jupiter]s satellits, anno 1686; and containing a table of the parallaxes of [Jupiter]s orb, and an ephemeris of [Jupiter]s geocentric places for the same year.
[London, 1685]. From Philosophical Transactions, vol. 15, pp. 1215-1230.
(3) FLAMSTEED, John. An abstract of a letter from Mr J. Flamsteed. ... giving the description & uses of an instrument for finding the distances of [Jupiter]s satellits from his Axis, with the help of the table of parallaxes and catalogue of eclipses; printed in the preceding Transactions.
[London, 1685]. From Philosophical Transactions, vol. 15, pp. 1262-1265. With an engraved astronomical instrument for calculating the positions of Jupiter's moons. 3 parts. 4to. Disbound.
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Book Image ALCHEMY AND THE OCCULT

MACPHAIL, Ian, Laurence C. WITTEN and Richard PACHELLA.

Alchemy and the occult. A catalogue of books and manuscripts from the collection of Paul and Mary Mellon given to Yale University Library. Volume One [-Four].
New Haven, Yale University Library, 1968-1977. 4 volumes. 4to. Cloth, in two cloth slipcases.
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Book Image 30 HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHED VIEWS OF THE ZINC INDUSTRY

MAUGENDRE, Adolphe.

Société anonyme des mines et fonderies de zinc de la Vieille Montagne[.] Album de 30 vues.
Paris, (printed by Auguste Bry), 1850-1851. Oblong 1mo (55.5 x 38.5 cm). Tinted lithographed title-page and 30 tinted lithographed plates (55.5 x 38.5 cm, one slightly smaller: 35 x 50.5 cm), all in fine contemporary hand-colouring. Loose in modern clamshell box.
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Book Image CLASSICS OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

NORMAN, Jeremy M. and Diana H. HOOK.

The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine. Volume I [-II].
San Francisco, Jeremy Norman & Co., 1991 2 volumes. 4to. With illustrations. Cloth.
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Book Image OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE ON LEPROSY IN DUTCH EAST INDIES
BY 1ST DESHIMA DOCTOR TO DESCRIBE JAPANESE MEDICINE & CULTURE TO THE WEST

RHYNE, Willem ten.

Verhandelinge van de Asiatise melaatsheid, na een naaukeuriger ondersoek ten dienste van het gemeen.
Amsterdam, Abraham van Someren, 1687. With a woodcut fleuron on the title-page.
With: (2) BEINTEMA VAN PEIMA, Joannes Ignatius Worp van. Tabacologia, ofte korte verhandelenge over de tabak, desselvs deugd, gebruyk, ende kennisse: waar door aangeweesen wordt een wegh om lang, vroolijk, ende gesond te leeven. The Hague, Levijn van Dijck, 1690. With a woodcut ornament on the title-page (lacking blank and frontispiece). 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.
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Book Image DUTCH TRANS. OF CLASSIC AND WELL-ILL. BOOK ON OBSTETRICS

RÜFF (RUEFF), Jacob.

't Boeck vande vroet-wijfs.
Amsterdam, Broer Jansz., 1633. 4to. With woodcut illustration on title-page and 35 woodcut illustrations in text, several full-page. Contemporary vellum.
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Book Image PIONEERING GEOGRAPHY, DEMOGRAPHY & ESPECIALLY COMETOGRAPHY
BY "FIRST GREAT RESEARCHER OF COMETS"

STRUYCK, Nicolaas.

Inleiding tot de algemeene geographie, benevens eenige sterrekundige en andere verhandelingen.
Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1740. With title-page printed in red and black with a woodcut copy of Elzevier's "Non solus" device, engraved author's portrait by Jacob Houbraken after Jan Maurits Quinckhard, and 9 engraved folding plates (including 4 erroneously bound in ad 2). Also with the 8-page supplement, including 2 pp. of additional corrections, rarely included.
With: (2) STRUYCK, Nicolaas. Vervolg van de beschryving der staartsterren, en nader ontdekkingen omtrent den staat van 't menschelyk geslagt, benevens eenige sterrekundige, aardrykskundige en andere aanmerkingen, …
Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1753. With title-page printed in red and black with a woodcut device, 2 engraved folding plates, a folding table, and an engraved folding map showing the Papuan Islands in Indonesia. 2 works (in 4 parts) in 2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary uniform half tanned goatskin.
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Book Image MONUMENTAL 8-VOLUME OF MAGIC AND ALCHEMY

THORNDIKE, Lynn.

A history of magic and experimental science. Volume I [-VIII].
New York, The Macmillan Company, 1923-1958. 8vo. Original cloth.
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Book Image 34 PROBLEMS IN PERSPECTIVE EXPLAINED & ILLUSTRATED

TORELLI, Giuseppe.

Elementorum prospectivae libri II. Opus posthumum. Recensuit et edidit Joan. Baptista Bertolini.
Verona, Moroniana, [1787]. Imperial 8vo (25 x 17 cm). With engraved medallion portrait of the author on title-page, by I. Alexandri after X. a Rosa, and with 113 fine-line woodcut figures in the text, illustrating the principals of perspective projections. Contemporary marbled wrappers.
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Book Image INTRODUCING DUTCH MEDICINE INTO JAPAN

UDAGAWA, Genshin.

Ihan Teiko.
Edo (Tokyo), 1805. 2 volumes: 3 parts in 1 text volume., and 1 atlas volume. Text volume (8vo), atlas vol. large 8vo (30 x 21 cm). With numerous anatomical illustrations on 16 engraved plates, mounted on thick paper, by the Japanese artist Aodo Denzen. Both volumes in contemporary Japanese book-bindings; rice-paper (text) and boards (atlas).
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Orders and Information  € 11500



Book Image VERY RARE 1ST EDITION OF STANDARD ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK FOR SHIPS' PILOTS

VRIES, Klaas de.

Schat-kamer ofte konst der stier-lieden, …
Amsterdam, Joannes Loots, 1702. With woodcut illustration of a ship's pilot with a plumb line and navigational instruments by Adriaan Le Duc (1693-1729) on title-page, 4 engraved plates (3 folding and 1 full-page). Further with many woodcut illustrations (mostly diagrams), and letterpress tables of tides and solar and lunar positions.
Including: (2) VLACQ, Adriaen. De Tafelen der sinuum, tangentium en secantium, ofte der hoekmaten, raaklynen en snylynen.
Amsterdam, Joannes Loots, 1702. Primarily with letterpress tables of logarithms and trigonometric functions, the present copy lacking those for logarithms. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.
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Book Image CLASSIC CATALOGUE OF CELESTIAL CARTOGRAPHY

WARNER, Deborah Jean.

The sky explored celestial cartography 1500-1800.
Amsterdam, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1979. 4to. Blue cloth, with dustjacket.
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Book Image BIOGRAPHY OF PIONEER OF BIOLOGICAL MICROSCOPY
WITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR

WEIKARD, Melchior Adam.

Biographie des Herrn Wilhelm Friedrich v. Gleichen genannt Rußworm ... Mit einem Kupfer.
[Frankfurt am Main?], [Johann Christian Hermann?], 1783.
With:
(2) WEIKARD, Melchior Adam. Biographie des Doktors M. A. Weikard von Ihm selber herausgegeben.
Berlin, Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1784. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. The first work with a folding engraved plate as frontispiece, showing Rußworm's tomb, with his coat of arms and other decorations; the second work with a woodcut vignette on the title-page. The two works together with headpieces. Set in fraktur types. Contemporary boards covered with sprinkled paper, edges sprinkled red.
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Orders and Information  € 1250



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