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Book Image Comprehensive 12th-century Arabic treatise on agriculture


Libro de agricultura. ... Tomo I[-II].
BROECK, Victor van den. Catecismo de agricultura.
VILLE, Georges. Abonos químicos conferencias agrícolas.
Seville, Biblioteca Científico Literaria; Madrid, Victoriano Suarez (colophon: printed by Salvador Acuña y Comp., Seville), 1878. 2 volumes. Imperial 16mo. Later turquoise sheepskin.
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Book Image First geological textbook on the teachings of Werner


Traité de géognosie, ou exposé des connaissances actuelles sur la constitution physique et minérale du globe terrestre.
Strasbourg, F.G. Levrault, 1819. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates, of which 1 finely coloured by hand, and 1 folding table. Contemporary half calf.
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Book Image Corsican geology and a rare work on wheat-rot

BARRAL, Pierre.

Mémoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette isle, & des réflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe.
London and Paris, Molini, Onfroy, 1783. With a folding engraved map of Corsica with geological characteristics colour-coded, a pictorial wood-engraved vignette on the title-page and another in an elaborate decorative frame as a headpiece. 
With: (2) TESSIER, Henri Alexandre. Résultats des expériences faites a rambouillet, sous les yeus du roi, relativement à la maladie du froment, appellée carie; ...
Paris, widow Herissant, Théophile Barrois le jeune, 1785. With a wood-engraved decoration on the title-page and a wood-engraved headpiece. With the map hand-coloured as published, and with a Corsican provenance. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Rebacked with the original back-strip laid down.
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Book Image South African flora


Descriptiones plantarum ex capite bonae spei, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus et synonymis auctorum justis. Secundum systema sexuale.
Stockholm, L. Salvus, 1767. 8vo. With 5 folding engraved plates. Modern boards.
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Book Image Famous Dutch anatomist on the conflicting demands of family life, academic career and scientific pursuits


[Autograph letter, signed, to Reinier Arrenberg].
Groningen, 2 February 1773. 4to. Brown ink on laid paper, addressed on the outside and with an armorial red wax seal.
With: [PORTRAIT]. [PUJOS, André]. P. Camper, …
[Paris, André Pujos, 1786]. 4to. Mezzotint portrait on laid paper.
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Book Image Large folding plates of greenhouses and exotic fruits

[COURT VAN DER VOORT, Pieter de la].

Les agremens de la campagne ou Remarques particulieres sur la construction des maisons de campagne ... des jardins de plaisance, & de plantages.
Leiden, Samuel Luchtmans and sons; Amsterdam, Meynard Uytwerf, 1750. 4to. With title-page in red and black with woodcut floral decoration, 15 folding engraved plates (6 showing plans, sections, etc. for garden lay-out and architecture; 9 with exotic fruits, etc.) and 1 full-page engraved plan on an integral leaf. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled board edges.
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Book Image First Russian edition of Darwin's "Origin of species"

DARWIN, Charles.

[In Cyrillic type:] O proischozhdenii vidov [= On the origin of species].
St. Petersburg, Alexander Illich Glazunov (printed by Glazunov), 1864. 8vo. With 1 lithographed plate showing Darwin's famous branching tree of life, and 4 pages of Glazunov's publisher's advertisements at the end, describing 25 publications. Set entirely in Cyrillic type. Modern half brown morocco, with the original publisher's printed back wrapper bound in.
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Book Image Russian "Origin of species", independent of the first Russian edition four months before

DARWIN, Charles.

[In cyrillic type:] Uchenie o proischozhdenii vidov [= Theory on the origin of species].
St. Petersburg, M.O. Wolf (printed by Wolf), 1864. 8vo. With 18 wood-engravings in the text, illustrating extinct species (the deinotherium repeated on the title-page). Set entirely in Cyrillic type. Contemporary tanned sheepskin.
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Book Image Epoch-making study of serpent venoms

FONTANA, Felice.

Traité sur le vénin de la Vipere sur les poisons Americains sur le laurier-cerise et sur quelques autres poisons végétaux. On y a joint des observations sur la structure primitive du corps animal. Différentes  expériences sur la reproduction des nerfs et la description d'un nouveau canal de l'oeil.
Florence, (without publisher), 1781. 2 volumes. 4to. With 10 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine with morocco title label, marbled sides and endpapers, and sprinkled edges.
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Book Image Collection with important articles on geology, mining and metallurgy, mineralogy and chemistry


[Volume with 11 articles, lectures and pamphlets on geology, mining and metallurgy, geochemistry, paleozoology, etc. by G.A. Daubrée, H.C. Sorby, J.A. Phillips, J. Dana, H.E. Sainte-Claire Deville, Th. Belt, J.H. Collins, W.B. Taylor and J.W. Dawson].
[Published in America and Europe, ca. 1840-1880]. 11 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With illustrations. Contemporary brown half morocco.
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Book Image The illustrator's copy of an extensive work on radiolaria, with 87 (chromo-)lithographed plates

HAECKER, Valentin.

Jena, Gustav Fischer (colophon: Frommansche Buchdruckerei Hermann Pohle), 1908. 2 volumes plus supplement. Royal 4to (32 x 26 cm. With 87 numbered (mostly chromo-)lithographed plates after drawings by Marian Hedwig Mülberger and Valentin Haecker (first 31 plates lithographed by Frankfurt & Winter in Frankfurt, the rest by A. Giltsch in Jena), 2 chromolithographed maps and numerous illustrations in text. Original publisher's half red cloth, printed sides, red cloth dust jacket. Supplement disbound.
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Book Image On the formation of minerals in Dalsland, Sweden

NILSSON, Sven and Sveno HARDIN.

Formatio schisti chloritici in Dalia, quam respectu præsertim vegetationis breviter adumbravit.
Lund, Berling, 1838. 4to. Wholly uncut, with deckles intact. Bound as sewn.
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Book Image Rare comprehensive herbal

PAULLI, Simon.

Quadripartitum botanicum de simplicum medicamentorum facultatibus... additis Dosibus purgantium ...
Strasbourg, S. Paulli, 1667-1668. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With first title-page and half-title printed in red and black, full-page engraved allegorical frontispiece and 7 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine.
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Book Image Standard work on Dutch bird eggs, in the English edition limited to 100 copies

PELT LECHNER, Arnold Anthon van.

Oologia Neerlandica[.] Eggs of birds breeding in the Netherlands.
The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1910-1913 [1914]. 2 volumes. Large 8vo (25 x 20 cm). With 191 plates containing 667 illustrations of bird-eggs, namely 50 collotypes and 617 four-colour process engravings, after specimens in the author's collection. The illustrations mounted on thin card and the text printed on laid paper watermarked: Van Gelder Zonen. Contemporary morocco, gold-blocked spine.
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Book Image French manual for beginning and advanced gardeners

POINSOT, Pierre Georges.

l'Ami des jardiniers, ou instruction methodique a la portée des amateurs et des jardiniers de profession, sur tout ce qui concerne les jardins fruitiers et potagers, parcs, jardins anglais, parterres, orangeries, et serres-chaudes.
Paris, Levrault Schoell et Cie, 1804[-1805]. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, 6 full-page and 15 folding engraved plates, showing among other things, garden utensils, grafting, different shapes of trees, trelliswork, garden layouts and constructions for hothouses and orangeries. Contemporary half calf, yellow paper sides, brown morocco spine labels, green edges.
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