Der aufrichtige Materialist und Specery-Händler oder Haupt- und allgemeine Beschreibung derer Specereyen und Materialien: Worinnen in dreyen Classen, der Kräuter, Thiere und Materialien, alles, womit die Physica, Chymia, Pharmacia und andere pflegen umzugehen, enthalten ist. [First german Edition of "A compleat History of Druggs [sic] Drugs / Published originally in the year 1694 in French as "Histoire Generale des Drogues" by Monsieur Pomet, chief druggist to the present French king" / A masterful and early work which does not only function as a Herbal but also curiously shows the History and benefits of animals like the Camel (with illustrations of a Camel), depicts the scenes of Whaling, Whale Slaughter and the benefits of whale oil etc.]. Mit 67 Kupfertafeln.
Erste deutsche Ausgabe / First German Edition. Leipzig, Gleditsch & Weidmann, 1717. Folio (22 cm x 34 cm). , 902 (recte 904) Spalten / Columns, . With 67 copper-plates. Original Hardcover / Vellum. Berieben und etwas bestossen, innen etwas gebraeunt. / Very good condition with some rubbing and discoloration (corners slightly bumped only). First German edition. Browning and foxing throughout, title at outer margin cut to the edge and with old manuscript entry, front inner hinge somewhat loose. Bound in contemporary vellum, rubbed, worn and with scratches. Lacking the endpaper.
Abbildung und Beschreibung aller in der Pharmacopoea Borussica aufgeführten Gewächse. [Fantastic Herbal with Medicinal Plants - On 208 handcoloured Plates including Aloe, Smilax Medica / Geoffroya Surinamensis / Ficus Religiosa / Cucumis Colocynthis / Vanilla Aromatica / Cetraria Islandica / Olea europaea / Triticum Spelta / Triticum Amyleum / etc.]. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Guimpel. Text von D.F.L. v. Schlechtendal.
Zweiter Band und Dritter Band (von 3). Berlin, Verlag von Ludwig Oehmigke, 1833 – 1837. Quarto (2 cm x 26 cm). Mit 208 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln von F. Guimpel. Paginierung: Band II: 123 Seiten plus 1 Seite mit einem “Verzeichnis der im zweiten Bande enthaltenen Abbildungen gefolgt von Tafeln 101 – Tafel 200 im Anhang / Paginierung von Band III: 120 Seiten Text gefolgt von Tafeln 201 – Tafel 308 im Anhang. Hardcover / Originale Pappbände des 19.Jahrhunderts mit Leinenbezug und originalen Rückenschildchen. Bindung berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen etwas stockfleckig. Enthält die seltenen, handkolorierten Tafeln.
Culpeper's English Physician and Complete Herbal to which are now first added upwards of One Hundred additional Herbs, with a display of their Medicinal and Occult Properties, physically applied to the Cure of all Disorders incident to Mankind. To which are annexed Rules for compounding Medicine according to the true System of Nature; forming a complete Family Dispensatory and Natural System of Physic, beautified and enriched with Engravings of upwards of Four Hundred and Fifty different Plants and a set of Anatomical Figures. Illustrated with Notes and Observations, critical and Explanatory. Volume I: Containing the Herbal / Volume II: Containing the Medical Part. Fifteenth Edition, improved by the Addition of the Linnaean Name to each Herb, Plant and Tree and a Life of Culpeper. By E. Sibly, M.D. and Author of the Complete Illustration of Astrology.
Two Volumes in One (complete set). London, Printed by W.Lewis and sold at the Encyclopeadia Office, 1813. Quarto. Pagination: Volume I (Herbal): Frontispiece – Portrait of Nicholas Culpeper, XII, 400 pages including an extensive Index of to the Herbs and Plants and an Index of Diseases cured by the Foregoing Herbs and Plants / Volume II: (Medical Part) – 256 pages with an explanatory Index to the Medical Part (e.g.: Hiccup how to prevent / Cramp of the Stomach / Rhubarb Bolus with Calomel / Night-Mare its cause and cure etc. etc. With 29 plates (of the usual 40). Hardcover / Beautifully restored new half-leather with new endpapers. Some general foxing and minor staining. The plates in good condition (some plates coloured). With the scarce portrait of Culpeper ! This the most desired edition because it contains for the first time the binominal nomenclature of plants in the universal latin.
Sammelband of rare publications on Ophthalmology / Ophthalmologie and Calabar Bean as a Remedy / The Sammelband includes: 1. [Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Albrecht von Graefe] - "Ueber Calabar Bean" - Auszug aus einem Vortrag gehalten in der Berliner medicinischen Gesellschaft am 24.Juni, 1863. 3 pages / 2. [Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Albrecht von Graefe] - Vorträge aus der Gräfe'schen Klinik, zusammengestellt und mitgetheilt von Dr.Engelhardt - I. Ueber Amblyopie und Amaurose (p.129 - p.144 aus dem Monatsblatt fuer Augenheilkunde, 1865) / 3. Vorträge aus der Gräfe'schen Klinik - Fortsetzung: Heilbare Form congestiver Amblyopie mit normalem Gesichtsfeld - (p.193 - p.275 aus dem Monatsblatt fuer Augenheilkunde, 1865) / 4.[Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Albrecht von Graefe] - Ueber v. Hasner's Kritik der Linearextraction. - Separat-Abdruck aus den Klinischen Monatsblaettern fuer Augenheilkunde (Januar-Heft). Rostock, Carl Boldt, 1868. 20 Seiten / 5. [Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Albrecht von Graefe] - Noch ein Wort an den Verfasser der "Neuesten Phase". (p.259 - 269)//.
Rostock u.a., Carl Boldt u.a., c. 1863 – 1868. Octavo. Private Hardcover with original offprints and pamphlet bound in. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Extremely scarce and early publications by the pioneer of German ophthalmology.
Otium Marpurgense, in sex libros digestum: Quibus fabrica corporis humani, in fertis passim disputationibus, historiis & fabulis ad rem pertinentibus, facili ac perspicuo carmine describitur á Johanne Pinciero, Medicinæ Doctore.
Herbornæ Nassoviorum [Herborn], 1614. Octavo. , 423 p. Hardcover / Original, very decorative 17th century binding in full leather with coat of arms supralibro of Danish Statesman and Diplomat, Adam Gottlob Moltke to boards. Binding with some minor cracks to spine but still holding, boards slightly rubbed and partially with minor loss to leather but with the original spine-label intact and the binding overall still in splendid glory / Extrem seltene Publikation des Wetteraner Mediziners, Johannes Pincier, Professor in Herborn und Marburg sowie Leibarzt in Dillenburg und Braunfels. Aus der Bibliothek des dänischen Oberhofmarschalls am Hof in Kopenhagen, Adam Gottlob Moltke (1710 – 1791).
The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Garden, and Nursery; as also for performing the practical parts of Agriculture - Including The Management of Vineyards with the Methods of making and preserving Wine, according to the present practice of the most skilful Vignerons in the several Wine Countries of Europe. Together with Directions for Propagating and Improving, from real practice and experience, all sorts of Timber Trees. [with an appendix: "A Catalogue of such Medicinal Plants as may be cultivated in the English Gardens, being hardy enough to bear the cold in the open air"]. The Eighth Edition, revised and altered according to the latest System of Botany; and embellished with several Copper-Plates, which were not in some former Editions. By Philip Miller, Gardener to the Worshipful Company of Apothecaries at their Botanic Garden in Chelsea and Member of the Botanic Academy at Florence.
London, Printed for the Author and sold by John and Francis Rivington, A.Millar and many others, 1768. Large Folio (27 cm x 43 cm). Frontispiece (depicting Britannia receiving the fruits of Nature in her lap), , 1326 unnumbered pages plus 18 (of 19) full-page-Folio Plates (copper-engravings) plus two Text-Vignettes and six text-illustrations. Hardcover / Stunning, modern half-leather with gilt lettering on spine. Beautifully restored by an english-masterbinder. Some pages, including the frontispiece, restored and repaired. The first ten text-pages and illustrations wirth some damp-damage to outer margins only. One page (″Leo”) with a small lesion to the text. After the first 10 pages in excellent condition with stunning bright text-pages and excellent illustrations. A beautifully restored example of one of the important english Gard Dictionaries, now in usable condition for the Botanist (many editons of this Volume are always broken because of the XXL-Size of this publication). From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
Original Sampson Low Edition – Reduced from the Original Folio Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Sampson Low, Son and Marston, 1868. Slim-Quarto (17 cm x 25 cm). Volume I: XII, 80 plates / Volume II: , 80 plates. Both Volumes include the tissue-guards for protecting the plates and all corresponding explanatory text and Index is present. Hardcover / Original publisher’s half-leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. One of the earliest and rarest publications with chromolithographic botanical illustrations. Excellent condition besides some mild, faded dampstains to some plates. Important: These bindings are usually broken, which is NOT the case here. While the book came from the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), the book belonged to Henrietta L. Conner [Inscribed by Sophia Perry Hornik to Henrietta L. Conner in 1890].
Two Manuscript Books of Laboratory Notes by student of bacteriology and later publisher of "The Causes of Tuberculosis", Louis Cobbett (1863 - 1947), dealing in these lab notes with the discovery of remedies for Tuberculosis and Diphtheria. Original, two-volume Manuscript-Compendium of research-notes regarding all the important discoveries in Bacteriology (Diphtheria and Tuberculosis) by contemporaries of Louis Cobbett during the years 1885 - 1908 (Behring, Koch, Metchnikoff etc.). The notes were started by Louis Cobbett in 1885, after graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge and while he was working towards his degree in 1899. The stunning documents are not only reading like a first-hand-journal of discoveries, citing and reflecting on all the important developments and medical advancements of the outgoing 19th and beginning 20th century, but these notes were written parallel to Robert Koch, Emil von Behring and others making their breakthrough discoveries for mankind's desperately needed cures against Tuberculosis and Diphtheria. Cobbett reflects on the publications in the "Zeitschrift fuer Hygiene" and separately published books and articles. Louis Cobbett lists all the important and also the critical publications leading up to (for example) Koch's discovery of Tuberculin (e.g.: Beck - "Ueber die diagnostische Bedeutung des Kochschen Tuberculins"), he mentions Emil von Behring, Paul Ehrlich's "Ueber die Constitution des Diphteriegiftes", he cites A.Jeffery Turner's "Statistics on the Diphtheria mortality of the 3 principal Australian Colonies for the past 15 years" (published in 1899), he writes about Tuberculin production in fowl, he reflects on A.Calmette and G. Guerin, "supporting [Emil von] Behring in his contention that pulmonary tuberculosis is of intestinal origin". Other mentions are "TB of human origin (from a cervical gland)", he speculates on the publication by Fiebiger and Jensen regarding the transmission of tuberculosis from human to animal, he offers drawings of cultures with Rabbit emulsions, Bovine Characters, Avian cultural characters etc. A few lectures are referred to, including one by Sims Woodhead, a colleague of Louis Cobbett and no doubt attended by Cobbett himself; one newspaper report has been pasted in: 'Important conference' in Leeds, from Yorkshire Post 1899 / Louis Cobbett intensely elaborates on Kossel and his report on the english Tuberculosis - Commission in 1908 (H. Kossel - Die Tuberkulosefrage und die Arbeiten der englischen Tuberkulosekommission).
[Cambridge], c. 1885 – 1908. Octavo (17 cm x 21 cm). 90 blank leaves with manuscript entries in each volume, usually written on rectos only. Hardcover / Original half leather with dark blue cloth-covered boards bearing paper-labels to covers, detailing some of the sources cited within; marbled endpapers and edges. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Collection of nine important Emil von Behring - offprints from the Exile-library of Prof. Dr. Hans Sachs, german serologist who had to flee Nazi-germany and died in his Dublin exile in 1945. The collection also includes the original offprint of an obituary for Emil von Behring, published by Hans Sachs in the "Frankfurter Zeitung" in 1917. The rare Offprint by Paul H. Römer (with epilogue by Emil von Behring), is inscribed to Dr.Hans Sachs. The offprints included in this collection are (in order of their publication): 1. Emil von Behring und F(ranz) Nissen - Ueber bacterienfeindliche Eigenschaften verschiedener Blutserumarten - Ein Beitrag zur Immunitätsfrage (1890) / 2. Emil von Behring und (Erich) Wernicke - Ueber Immunisierung und Heilung von Versuchsthieren bei der Diphterie (1892) / 3. Emil von Behring - Über Heilprinzipien, insbesondere über das ätiologische und das isopathische Heilprinzip (1898) / 4. Emil von Behring - Tuberkulosebekämpfung - Vortrag gehalten auf der Versammlung von Naturforschern und Ärzten am 25. September 1903 in Kassel - [Mit Besitzer-Stempel von Dr.Hans Sachs auf Titelbroschur und Titelblatt / With ownership-stamp of Dr. Hans Sachs on cover and titlepage] / 5. Paul H. Römer (Nebst einem Nachwort von Emil von Behring) - Ueber die Einwirkung des galvanischen Stroms auf Tetanus-Gift, Tetanus-Antitoxin und Toxin-Antitoxin-Gemische - [Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Paul Römer "Herrn Dr.Sachs sehr ergebenst - v. V." [vom Verfasser] / Inscribed by Paul Römer to Dr.Hans Sachs] - [Paul Heinrich Römer, from Kirchhain (near Marburg, Germany), was an important colleague of Behring and Sachs. Subsequently, Römer's experimental studies on Polio led to Jonas Edward Salk's and Albert Bruce Sabin's development of a Polio-vaccine. According to Rudolf Siegert [specialist for the History of the 'Marburg-Virus'], Paul Heinrich Römer, who died at the early age of 40 in World War One, should have been credited with discovery of the Polio remedy / 6. Emil von Behring - Indikationen für die serumtherapeutische Tetanusbekämpfung (1914) / 7. Emil von Behring und Richard Hagemann - Ueber das Diphterieschutzmittel "TA" (Mit 1 Tafel) und Emil von Behring - Aufgaben und Leistungen meines neuen Diphterieschutzmittels und Richard Hagemann - Ueber von Behring's neues Diphterieschutzmittel (1914) / 8. Emil von Behring - Experimentelle Analyse und Theorie der anaphylaktischen und apotoxischen Vergiftung (1914) / 9. Emil von Behring (Marburg) - Indikationen und Kontra-Indikationen fuer das neue Diphterieschutzmittel "TA" (1914) / 10. Hans Sachs (Frankfurt) - Nachruf / Obituary - Emil von Behring (Sonderabdruck aus der Frankfurter Zeitung - Erstes Morgenblatt vom 4.April 1917)//
Wiesbaden / Leipzig / Berlin / Marburg , Thieme / Elwert / u.a., 1890 – 1914. Octavo. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear / The earliest offprint by Behring and Nissen, with a faded dampstain to lower margins / Otherwise with some minor fraying to some of the offprints only. Rare, important collection and very interesting association between Emil von Behring, the first Nobel Laureate of Medicine and Dr.Hans Sachs, jewish serologist and pioneer in efficient diagnosis of syphilis and one of the sad examples of the purge of scientists by Hitler’s regime in 1930s germany. / The collection also comes with several important works of Reference including: 1. A copy of Derek S. Linton’s stunning work: “Emil von Behring – Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy” – [Philadelphia, 2005] / 2. also part of the collection is Arthur M. Silverstein’s work on “A History of Immunology” – [San Diego, 1992] see images of this collection !
Nouveau Traité des Maladies des Yeux. Où l'on expose leur Structure, leur Usage, les Causes de leurs Maladies, leurs Symptômes, les Remèdes et les Opérations de Chirurgie qui conviennent le plus à leur guérison. Avec de nouvelles Découvertes sur la Structure de l'Oeil, qui prouvent l'Organe immédiat de la Vue. Par Mr. de Saint-Yves, Chirurgien Oculiste de Saint Côme. Nouvelle édition. Augmentée de l'Histoire d'un Remède pour les maux des Yeux, et contre la morsure du chien enragé. Traduit de l'Anglais par M. Cantwel. [Suivi de: "Histoire d'un Remède très efficace pour la Faiblesse et la Rougeur des Yeux et autres Maladies du même Organe avec un remède infaillible contre la morsure du chien enragé par le Chevalier Hans Sloane"].
Nouvelle édition. 2 Volumes en 1 / Two Volumes in one. Amsterdam et Leipzik, Arkstée et Merkus, 1767. Octavo (11 cm x 17 cm). XXXVI, , 309, 30 pp. Reliure originale / Original, very decorative 18th century binding with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Tres bon exemplaire / Unusually excellent version of this book with the publication by Sir Hans Sloane bound in the back of the Volume.
Ueber Augen, Augenübel, Kurzsichtig- und Weitsichtigkeit, Brillen und Ferngläser. Oder: Kurze Anweisung, ein gutes Gesicht zu erhalten und ein mangelhaftes zu verbessern. Aus den Schriften bewährter Augenärzte und Optiker gezogen. Mit einem ausgemalten Kupfer über den Bau des menschlichen Auges.
Eichstädt / Leipzig, bei J.M.Beyer / bei J.A.Barth, 1824. Octav (11,5 cm x 19,5 cm). VI, , 94 Seiten mit einer hand-kolorierten Tafel. Softcover / Originale Interims-Broschur. Unbeschnitten. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur geringen, rein aeusserlichen Gebrauchsspuren. Innen minimal stockfleckig.
Victorian Food and Natural remedies - [with an early household remedy suggestion against Diphtheria: "A Remedy for Diphtheria" (Sulphur)] - Manuscript-Recipe-Diary with more than 250 handwritten manuscript recipes on 121 pages and 32 loosely inserted additional manuscript pages. The diary has 264 pages in total and an Index on page 264. While the majority of the recipes are on food and drink, there are numerous medical recipes, remedies for simple but also serious illnesses either loosely inserted or pasted to the pages; numerous printed recipes from newspapers with tips and tricks on preservation of meat, remedies to avoid sea-sickness, "The [Homoeopathic] Treatment of English and Asiatic Cholera" / "Dropsy" [Oedema] / "The Danger of Gas-Baths", a stern note on "Cocaine and Sleeplessness", "A Remedy for Diphteria" (Sulphur), "List for arsenic in wall papers" / "Cough Mixtures for Bronchitis" / "Influenza Poison" / Mr.Sidney Bennet for Rheumatism / etc. There is even a description for a double-crochet shawl by a Mrs. Whichcote. All these recipes were collected between roughly 1859 (dated Beef Tea recipe on page 7) and 1880. The wonderfully detailed recipes for food include for example: Gluten Bread free from Starch to diabetic patients / Souffle Potatoes / Irish way of dressing potatoes (p.51) / Ginger Pudding / Savoies Pigeon Pie / Ivory Jelly / To cook a Ham / A German Pastry / Apple Cheese Cakes / How to preserve meat (old newspaper-article pasted in) etc. etc. (see more recipes below).
England, Anonymous, c.1859 – 1904. Octavo. 266 handnumbered pages with 121 pages filled and 32 loosely inserted recipes. Contemporary, very decorative 19th century Hardcover with the original boards but recently professionally rebacked by an english master bookbinder. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. This rare compilation [possibly compiled by a Mrs. J. S. Stone or Mrs. Church or Miss S.R. Monckton], is a true gem and collector’s item and also a well of information for veterinary homeopathic tinctures, old recipes against rheumatism, chilblaines (pages 256 and 257). Neuralgia, Cholera (page 251), Dr.Barry for Diarrhea and Neuralgia etc. etc.
Original, limited photographic print on hand-made paper. Printed on Bristol paper board, satinized very white, 320 grams. [Lucerne, Switzerland], [C.J.Bucher Ltd.], . Size of the vintage print: 35 cm x 45 cm. Size of the framed print: 55 cm x 62 cm. Excellent condition (mounted). Frame with minor signs of wear only. From a portfolio of 12 photographs produced for the benefit of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Endowment of the Francis A. Countway Library. One of a limited edition of 590. Price includes international shipping, framed and insured, per courier (3-5 working days guaranteed delivery).
Blood Immunity and Blood Relationship, a Demonstration of certain Blood Relationships amongst Animals by means of the Precipitin Test for Blood. Including original Researches by G.S.Graham-Smith and T.S.P.Strangeways.
First Edition. Cambridge, At the University Press, 1904. Large Octavo (19 cm x 26 cm). XII, 444 pages with numerous diagrams and two plates. Hardcover / Original, publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Binding stronger rubbed and slightly split but overall still in very good condition. One page of diagrams reinforced with sellotape. Personal copy of George H.F.Nuttall, with his Exlibris to pastedown, his name- and personal address-stamp to endpaper, halftitle and titlepage. With numerous textmarkings and highlighting of important colleagues of Nuttall (Paul Ehrlich, Metchnikoff, Uhlenhuth, Farnum, Gengou, Graham-Smith and Sanger, Liepmann etc. etc.). With a further Bookplate/Exlibris to the rear pastedown of the Volume, reading: “The Molteno Institute for Research in Parasitology Library – Gift of Professor G.H.F.Nuttall, 1921”.
Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic, Oder Gründlich-verfasste Reguln deren man sich als einer Anleitung zu berühmter Künstlere (sic) Zeichen-Wercken bestens bedienen kan (sic). [Drei Werke in sechs Teilen auf zwei Bände verteilt !] Vier Theile inclusive dem vierten "Fortsetzungsband". Zwei Anhänge angebunden - Anhang I: L'Anatomia Deipittori del Signore Carlo Cesio, das ist: deutliche Anweisung und gründliche Vorstellung von der Anatomie der Mahler (sic), wie in den Gliedern des menschlichen Leibs die vornehmste Gebeine und Musculn, nach ihren Namen, Stellen, Anfängen und Enden, auch fordersten Verrichtungen, bey ihren unterschiedlichen Bewegungen und Handlungen zu erkennen, anzusehen und vorzustellen seyn; anfänglich von dem Kunst=berühmten Meister Carlo Cesio in netten und deutlichen Tabellen, auch kurtzen, doch gründlichen in Italiänischer Sprache beygefügten Erklärungen an das Licht gegeben: Nun aber zu mehrern Aufnahm der Mahler= und Zeichen=Kunst in das Teutsche getreulich übersetzet mitgetheilet von Johann Daniel Preißlern, der Nürnbergischen Kunstmahler=Academie Directore bey welchem sie auch zu finden. / Anhang II: Gründliche Anleitung welcher man sich im Nachzeichnen schöner Landschafften oder Prospecten bedienen kan (sic), den Liebhabern der Zeichen-Kunst mitgetheilet und eigenhändig in Kupfer gebracht, von Johann Daniel Preißler. Mit 104 Kupfertafeln von Georg Martin Preißler.
Mischauflage (vierte bis siebente Auflage). 5 Teile in 2 Bänden (vollständig). Nürnberg, Kunst-Mahler-Academie, 1747-1780. Folio. Band I enthält die Teile 1-3 mit der Vorrede und dem “Nöthigen Vorbericht” aufgeteilt auf die ersten zwei Teile. Paginierung: Teil I: (2 Bll.), 19 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln / Teil II: (5 Bll.), 18 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln / Teil III: (4 Bll.), 17 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln, (3 Bll.). Eine Kupfer in einer Ecke minimal beschmutzt. Band II enthält den vierten “Fortsetzungs” – Band und im Anhang das Werk von Carlo Cesio. Paginierung: Teil IV: (4 Bll.), 18 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln / ANHANG I: L’Anatomia Deipittori / Anatomie der Mahler – Paginierung: (2 Bll.), 16 ganzseitige Kupfer (im Stile Vesalius’ und Eustachius’) / Anhang II: Nachzeichnen schöner Landschaften – Paginierung: (2), 16 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln // Wunderschöne Halblederbände des späten 18.Jahrhunderts oder frühen 19.Jahrhunderts. Das Halbleder auf fünf unechten Bünden mit zweifarbigen Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Exzellenter Erhaltungszustand mit nur einem der Kupferstiche mit minimaler Verschmutzung. Eine der schönsten Ausgabe einer Malerschule die wir je gesehen haben.
Dordrecht, Blussé, 1773. Quarto (19 cm x 26.5 cm). XXII, 213, (1) pages with 16 fantastic, full-page engravings on the human teeth, jaw and even depicting Tooth-Anatomy, showing details of the interior nerves of teeth, tooth sockets etc. Original 18th-century edition bound in a beautiful, early 20th – century, private binding with new endpapers and decorative spine-label. In collector’s Mylar. The text and plates throughout with faded dampstain ! Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. This very rare volume on the History of Dentistry is very rare and still very much in collectable condition. This used to be the copy of the Association of German Dentist “Reichsverband Deutscher Dentisten” and the book has one large stamp to the pastedown and a small stamp to the lower margin of the dutch titlepage. One more decent stamp to outer margin of page 31.
Original copper engraving portrait of english physician William Harvey, ″ first known physician to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood”. The vintage engraving shows William Harvey, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, in a medallion draped with cloth, also shows a drawing of the cardiovascular system, parts of a plant, and a snake entwined around a stick, suggesting a caduceus. [Amsterdam], J. Houbraken, no year [c.1770]. Beautifully Framed. Size of frame with Harvey’s portrait: 32 cm x 38 cm. Size of the actual portrait engraving: 9.5 cm x 15.5 cm. Excellent condition !
First American Edition. Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover / Spectacular recent full calf binding english master bookbinder “George Bayntun”, in Bath. With gilt lettering and ornament on spine and a beautifully gilted spinelabel this should be in every cardiologist’s library. Excellent condition. Name of preowner ‘Lornison’ on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition.
Theoricae Novae Planetarum. Quibus accesserunt: Ioannis de Monte Regio Disputationes, super deliramenta Theoricarum Gerardi Cremonensis. Item. Ioannis Eßler Maguntini, Tractatus utilis ante LX annos conscriptus, cui Titulum fecit, Speculum Astrologorum, in quo Astrolog. errores, ex neglecta temporis aequatione prouententes, ostenduntur, & multa que ad Theoricarum, praesertim Octauae Sphaerae, intellectum faciunt, explicantur. / BOUND WITH: Quaestiones vero in Theoricas Planetarum Purbachij, authore Christiano Wurstisio Basil. eadem forma damus. Omnia recens in gratiam Candidatorum Astronomiae edita. Cum gratia& privilegio Caes. Maiest.
Basel, Henricpetri, 1569 – 1573. Small Octavo (11 cm x 16 cm). Collation for ‘Theoricae Novae Planetarum’: 8 Bll., 262 pages with many woodcuts throughout the text / Collation for ‘Quaestiones vero in Theoricas Planetarum Purbachij’: ; , 430 pages with 10 plates plus many woodcuts within the text. The Colophon for this second Volume missing ! [It is not clear how many plates were supposed to be in this edition – some carry 9, some 11]. Contemporary 16th century Hardcover with boards covered by an old page from a Missale. Spine repaired later (possibly 18th century) with matching vellum. Dampstain throughout the whole volume. Heavily annotated throughout in a contemporary hand.
Ecce lector candidissime notabilia dicta scitu & memoria digna. Timei Platonis. Aristotelis. Comentatoris. Porphirij. Gilberti Por. Boetij. Senece. Apulei. Quibus addita sunt pulcherima problemata Aristotelis philosophis attinentia, medicis quocumque vtilia.
[Pavia], Bernardino Garaldi / Bartolomeo Morandi [Papie, Impensis Bartolomei de Morandis Bergomensis, et per magistrum Bernardinum de Garaldis impresse], 1521. Octavo (15,5 cm x 11 cm). CXI leaves with woodcut-titlepage. Excellent modern Hardcover (full calf with spinelabel) bound to 16th-century style. Very good condition. Few pages with minor staining only. With some manuscript annotations and one longer manuscript-entry to the last page of the volume. Sole edition, only held in two libraries worldwide (Bergamo and Turin / Torino). An extremely scarce, early 16th century print of a repertory with chapters on Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics. Mainly philosophical but also some medical aphorisms from various philosophers. The Volume also includes an early edition of Aristotle’s “Problemata”.
The Primitive Origination of Mankind, considered and examined According to The Light of Nature. [The first ever publication to deal with “Evolution” / With extensive and very interesting, contemporary manuscript annotations by two or three contemporary owners of this book: William Hayward Roberts (English born schoolmaster, poet and biblical critic, cleric and Provost of Eton College), his son, Rev. William Roberts of Worplesdon, fellow and vice-provost of Eton College and one Edward D'Oyly / Bookplate - Exlibris of the "Roberts"-family mounted verso titlepage]. Written by the Honourable Sir Matthew Hale Knight: Late Chief Justice of His Majesties Court of King's Bench.
First Edition. London, Printed by William Godbid, for William Shrowsbery [sic] [Shrewsbury] at the Sign of the Bible in Duke-Lane, 1677. Large Quarto. Frontispiece-portrait (original copper-engraving of Sir Matthew Hale by dutch print artist Frederick Hendrik Van Hove), , 380 pages. Modern Hardcover / Beautiful 20th century quarter-leather-binding with wonderful ornament and gilt lettering on spine. New endpapers and with original Bookplate / Exlibris of the Roberts – family verso the titlepage. With some stunning, extensive contemporary annotations and comments in ink, starting with page 1 and ending with page 355. While the annotations are more intense during the first 180 pages, they get more sparse towards the end. Loosely inserted is also a page of contemporary manuscript-notes reflecting on some of the passages in Hale’s work, outlining some paragraphs on Newton (Astronomy), Navigation (Argo), The Discovery of America etc. Hale’s publication is known to be the first ever publication to deal with “Evolution” [see Garrison-Morton] and the annotations in this superb copy embrace the controversy of the publication by reflecting for example on page 69:″the absurdity of the Hypothesis of the Ancients is refuted, who held that Human Nature had an Origination”. While Hale philosophises on page 76 in his text “That there are in our inferior world divers Bodies, that are concreted out of others, is beyond all dispute. We see it in the Meteors…the insinuations of the Aether and Air….other animals and some Vegetables have a more regular production from Seed as some perfecter sort of Vegetables and the nobler Animals and Men, which seminal Principle is a mixture of the divers particles of Matter and Spirits, derived and elicited from the Plant or Animal.” Our contemporary annotater simply reflects on one paragraph preceding the above with: “Mixed Bodies not eternal”. On page 93 it is reflected n the annotations that “God might have made the world sooner” – “But had he made it Millions of years sooner, it would not have answered his “ultimum posse” [of Almighty God] / Newton is mentioned, Paracelus, Cabalists [Cabbalists], etc. etc. Reflections in the annotations like “The Opinion of Americans with regard to the Being of a God” make this copy an amazing source of dispute, conflict and debate prior to Darwin’s “Origin of Species”. All annotations in a very readable hand. Excellent condition with only the portrait slightly frayed and minor signs of an ink-stain to the outer margins of 10 pages towards the end of the book. This work was beautifully rebound; clearly by a master-bookbinder.
Commentatio de Druidis Occidentalium Populorum Philosophis Multo Quam Antea Auctior Ac Emendatior. Accedunt Opuscula Quaedam Rariora Historiam Et Antiquitates Druidarum Illustrantia Itemque Scriptorum De Iisdem Catalogus.
First and only edition in this form. Ulmae [Ulm], Daniel Bartholomaei et Filium, 1744. Small Quarto (19 cm x 22 cm). [XX], 226 pages plus the two rare copper engravings, depicting male and female Druids of old (Druides et Druidissae). The two plates with engravings were bound in the rear. Hardcover / Excellent, recent half-leather binding in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. The half-leather slightly stained but all in wonderful condition. The original bookblock uncut. A very rare and interesting publication on Druidism / Text in latin with some german elements.
First British Edition. Boston / London, Re-Printed for Thomas Field, 1762. Octavo. IX, , 414,  pages plus two pages of advertising for Jonathan Edwards’ “Treatise concerning Religious Effections”. Hardcover / Original 18th century calf, rebacked with new spine and spinelabel. Interior all original and besides some minor signs of foxing in very good condition. Name of preowner in ink on titlepage. Binding overall excellent with only minor signs of external wear. A very rare and important book.
History of the Independence of the United States of America. [Association copy with provenance - riddle: From the library of one John Garland Jefferson, being either the brother of American Civil War Hero Thomas Garland Jefferson and received as a gift from his namesake father, John Garland Jefferson (as stated on the endpaper in contemporary ink), with his name signed in ink to the fontispiece of Volume One or alternatively, being John Garland Jefferson (born 1815 - date of death unknown), the son of Captain Samuel Allen Jefferson (1776-1843)]. Translated from the Italian by George Alexander Otis. With ten illustrations and six maps.
Ninth Edition, In Two Volumes, Revised and Corrected. New-Haven, T.Brainard, 1839. Octavo. Volume I: Frontispiece, 473 pages with four maps and four illustrations (including frontispice) / Volume II: Frontispice, IV, 468 pages with six illustrations (including frontispice) and two maps. Hardcover / Original full eather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine and boards. Bindings a little rubbed. Lower spines stronger rubbed and only very slightly damaged but the Volumes and bookblocks overall very firm and in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some plates and pages with foxing (as usual with this edition). Both tissue-guards for the frontispieces in place. A stunning set regarding the American War of Independence with an interesting provenance.
The printed birth and baptismal certificates of the German Americans [Pennsylvania Germans] / [The price for this heavy multi-volume-set includes free Courier shipping worldwide]. With numerous illustrations in colour throughout the six Volume-set.
One of 500 copies of a Limited Edition. Six Volumes (complete set). Mainz / Germany / East Berlin (Pennsylvania (USA), Published by the Author, 1997 – 1998. Oblong Quarto (29 cm x 25 cm). Volume I: 286 pages / Volume II: 283 pages / Volume III: 302 pages / Volume IV: 331 pages / Volume V: 238 pages / Volume VI: 278 pages. Original Hardcover. Excellent, close to NEW condition with only very minor signs of wear. A fabulous and thorough publication which reflects the author’s dedication to the subject and which will remain unrivalled.
An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe [including a section: "The English conquer Ireland" / "The English Parliament Forces Conquer Ireland" / "Constitution of the "Scotch" [Scottish] Nation"]. Made English from the Original, the High-Dutch - The Third Edition, with Additions. [With an "Epistle Dedicatory" by J. Crull].
London, Printed for M.Gilliflower at the Spread-Eagle in Westminster-Hall and T.Newborough at the Golden Ball in St.Paul’s Church-Yard, 1699. Octavo. Frontispice-Portrait of Pufendorf, , 515,  pages. Hardcover / Original 18th century full calf with later spinelabel. One of the previous owners has written his initials “GWH” in red ink verso the titlepage. Pastedown with armorial Bookplate / Exlibris of Scottish statesman, the Right Honorable Patrick Hume, Earl of Marchmont, Viscount of Blasonberry, Lord Polwarth of Polwarth & Lord High Chancellorof Scotland – [Bookplate dated at 1702 – Motto: “Fides Probata Coronat” – “True to the End”]. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Minor lesion/tear to outer margins of page 461. With manuscript entries by the preowner to the top of each page, detailing each page for easier access into sections of countries (Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Britain, Rome, Sweden etc.). This book is rare; but with the excellent provenance from the library of Sir Patrick Hume, an even more important and desirable publication.
Europe and America, in 1821; with an Examination of the Plan laid before the Cortes of Spain, for the Recognition of the Independence of South America. Translated from the French of The Abbé de Pradt, by J.D. Williams.
First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for G. Cowie & Co., 1822. Octavo. X, 432, VI, 112, (4) pages. Hardcover / Modern, exceptional masterbindings. Rebound in quarter calf leather with cloth boards, spine caps, gold tooling on spine with 2 gilt lettered leather labels on each spine. Extremely rare in this original edition. Excellent condition. Provenance: With very subtle blindstamp of The Reynolds Library, Rochester, NY.
"Easter 1916" - The Leaders of the 1916 Rising shown in an original colour-lithograph, grouped around a table with their names below the illustration and with commemorative portraits of Roger Casement and Thomas Kent hanging behind the group on the wall (Casement and Kent were the only two participants in the Easter Rising outside of Dublin to be executed for their roles in the events of Easter Week. Other members depicted in this amazing original lithograph are: Top Row standing: William Pearse, Thomas McDonogh [sic] [that is Thomas McDonagh or Tomás Anéislis Mac Donnchadha], Sean J. Heuston, Michael Mallin, Seán Mac Diarmada [Sean McDermott], Michael O'Hanrahan [Mícheál Ó hAnnracháin], Capt. [Edward] Daly, Cornelius [Con] Colbert / Sitting: Patrick H. Pearse, Major John McBride, Tom Clarke, Eamonn Ceannt [Edward Thomas Kent], James Connolly, Joseph Plunkett //
[Munich] Bavaria, Faith & Art Publishing Co., no year (c.1920). Beautifully Framed: 72 cm wide x 59 cm high (Frame c.1920). The original frame and print with signs of wear but in its originality of magnificent authenticity, from an irish history-loving household. The print with a few cracks but overall very good. The price for this rare picture includes free international UPS courier shipping !
Irish - American History of the United States. [=With a chapter: Transportation of Irish Slaves to the American Colonies]. Including American Civil War Maps (25), Portraits (16 plates with numerous portraits) etc.
Dublin / London, Sealy, Bryers and Walker / The Gresham Publishing Co., . Quarto (23,5 cm x 28,5 cm). Frontispiece Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt, XIX, (5), 677 pages plus LXXXIV pages Index and the Large Fold-Out-Map of the USA in the rear. Original Hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some minor dampstaining to the endpaper and frontispiece. Interior otherwise very clean. Binding firm. The large fold-out-map with some tears. Important and rare publication.
Collection of important publications / working-copies from the private library of Howard Zinn; books he privately used for his research and books that helped him in his studies of Anti-War efforts, his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement as well as his general studies of American Political History, his Political Activism and Political Criticism, his research of the United States Government and its national and international policies etc. The collection includes paperbacks and several Hardcover-publications as well. All the books are bearing Howard Zinn's large ownership-signature to the endpaper, many have markings or/and annotations by Howard Zinn. The Collection includes: 1. Thomas D. Boettcher - Vietnam - The Valor and the Sorrow - From the home front to the front lines in words and pictures. Boston, 1985 / 2. Theodore L. Becker - Political Trials - New York, 1971 [with interesting text-markings and annotations by Howard Zinn in the chapter "The Spiegel Affair", highlighting the name of Augstein in the "Fallex 62" Exercise - Affair, involving NATO in which "Der Speigel" reported on the mock war and Germany's involvement through its then Defense Minister: Franz Josef Strauss" ("as defense minister, Strauss dedicated himself to equipping the German army with tactical nuclear weapons and to redefining Germany's role in NATO" - page 9)] / 3. Michi Weglyn - "Years of Infamy" - The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps - New York, William Morrow and Company, 1976 [with repeated highlightings by Howard Zinn regarding "Tule Lake" and for example on page 239 that the "renunciation law would be restricted to those over seventeen years of age"] - Zinn explores here the American practice of detaining 110000 Japanese citizens in concentration camps, Zinn's outrage is explained in several heavy textmarkings / 4. Immanuel Wallerstein - "The Modern World-System" - "Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century" - [Studies in Social Discontinuity] New York, 1974 - [With several text-markings, and detailed annotations by Howard Zinn, for example on food & luxires in feudalism etc.] / 5. Phillip Knightley - "The First Casualty" - "From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist and Myth Maker" - New York, 1975 - [With some text-markings by Howard Zinn in the chapter on World War One] / 6. Charles Tilly, Louise Tilly and Richard Tilly - "The Rebellious Century (1830-1930" - Cambridge (Mass.), Harvard University Press, 1980 - [With interesting markings, for example on Michael Lipsky making "a strong case that the strike movement owed what success it had (which was not enormous) to the fact that dramatic protests activated powerful third parties...." p. 294] / 7. Norman Moss - "Men who play God" - "The Story of the Hydrogen Bomb" - Baltimore, Penguin, 1971 / 8. Kenneth Bock - Human Nature and History - "A Response to Sociobiology" - New York, Columbia University Press, 1980 / 9. E.H.Dance - "History the Betrayer" - "A Study in Bias" - Westort (Connecticut), Greenwood Press, 1975 - [With a signed letter by Stephen van Evera to Howard Zinn, on "Tufts University" - Stationery, who sent him the book by EH Dance and who reflects on Zinn's idea of "expanding the first part of your "Politics of History", discussing more deeply the tendency of scholarship to hide in irrelevance, fail to evaluate and leave bitter disputes in the dark from fear of making enemies"] / 10. Edwin Fogelman - "Hiroshima - The Decision to use the A-Bomb" [Heavily marked by Howard Zinn in several chapters, reflecting on his detection of the american government's policy of justifying the use of the Atomic Bomb, and highlighting especially Brigadier General Leslie Richard Groves' information on the Manhattan Project: "As time went on, and as we poured more and more money and effort into the project, the government became increasingly committed to the ultimate use of the bomb...." / 11. Gloria Emerson - "Gaza" - "A Year in the Intifada - A Personal Account from an Occupied Land" New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991 - Inscribed and signed by the author Gloria Emerson to Howard Zinn / 12. H.G. Wells - "The Outline of History" - "Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind" - Complete in One Volume with all maps, charts, illustrations, diagrams etc. - New York, Garden City Publishing, 1930. /
Cambridge / London / and others, South End Press / Cambrigde University Press / Oxford University Press / Mouton & Co. and many others, c. 1966 – 2002. Octavo. c. 4500 pages. Original Hardcover- and Softcover – Volumes. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Amazing and valuable collection of publications from the personal working-library of one of America’s most important and influential social critics. All books with Howard Zinn’s ownership – signature.
Collection of 40 (forty !) personally signed books by Noam Chomsky, focusing on his linguistic and analytical philosophy as well as on his political activism and political criticism, anarchy, propaganda, criticism of the united states government etc. The collection includes paperbacks and some Hardcover-publications as well.
Cambridge / London / and others, South End Press / Cambrigde University Press / Oxford University Press / Mouton & Co. and many others, c. 1966 – 2002. Octavo. c. 4500 pages. Original Hardcover and Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The collection actually includes 42 books of which 41 books are actually really signed by Noam Chomsky on endpapers or titlepages, never on a later tipped-in card or similar methods. Amazing and valuable collection of publications by one of the most important and influential philosophers of our time.
Cork and County Cork in the Twentieth Century / Contemporary Biographies. / [History of Big Houses, Town Houses and Country Estates in Cork, County Cork, North Cork, East Cork & West Cork with original Photographs of Houses and Portraits as well as Biographies of the Men and their Families who lived in these Houses] / [Full-Leather-Version - Limited Edition Reprint]. Edited by W. T. Pike.
Limited Edition Reprint of the First and only Edition by Pike in 1911. [Skibbereen (County Cork)], Inanna Rare Books / Inanna Reprint Series, 2022. 4° (24,5 cm wide x 33,5 cm high). 319 pages with hundreds of photographs and including an Index to Biographies and Illustrations. Hardcover / Full-Leather with marbled-paper-covered boards in protective Collector’s Mylar. [Important Information: This special limited edition has a special feature which makes each volume of this reprint unique: Each version of the book is bound by hand by a craft-bookbindery and the colour of the leather and endpapers, are always different / This means the interior is always the same while the look of the binding can differ from the image attached to this description]. One of 150 copies of the Full-Leather-version of a limited edition, republished by Inanna Rare Books Ltd. / This high-quality reprint, hand-bound and hand-numbered, includes hundreds of photographs of grand houses in the irish countryside from South Cork to North Cork, from East Cork to West Cork. The stories of the houses are not only accompanied by photographs of now mostly vanished or derelict homes, the images also show the original state of homes which are now restructured etc. The second part of the publication offers an abundance of historical biographies of local irish Nobility (Meade family, O’Callaghan, Browne, Kelly etc.), Gentry and Clergy and general owners of Country Houses etc. [Pike’s New Century Series].
Cork and County Cork in the Twentieth Century / Contemporary Biographies. / [History of Big Houses, Town Houses and Country Estates in Cork, County Cork, North Cork, East Cork & West Cork with original Photographs of Houses and Portraits as well as Biographies of the Men and their Families who lived in these Houses] / [Half-Leather-Version - Limited Edition Reprint]. Edited by W. T. Pike.
Limited Edition Reprint of the First and only Edition by Pike in 1911. [Skibbereen (County Cork)], Inanna Rare Books / Inanna Reprint Series, 2022. 4° (24,5 cm wide x 33,5 cm high). 319 pages with hundreds of photographs and including an Index to Biographies and Illustrations. Hardcover / Half-Leather with marbled-paper-covered boards in protective Collector’s Mylar. [Important Information: This special limited edition has a special feature which makes each volume of this reprint unique: Each version of the book is bound by hand by a craft-bookbindery and the colour of the leather and endpapers, as well as the marbled-paper-covered boards, are always different / This means the interior is always the same while the look of the binding can differ from the image attached to this description]. One of 350 copies of the Half-Leather-version of a limited edition, republished by Inanna Rare Books Ltd. / This high-quality reprint, hand-bound and hand-numbered, includes hundreds of photographs of grand houses in the irish countryside from South Cork to North Cork, from East Cork to West Cork. The stories of the houses are not only accompanied by photographs of now mostly vanished or derelict homes, the images also show the original state of homes which are now restructured etc. The second part of the publication offers an abundance of historical biographies of local irish Nobility (Meade family, O’Callaghan, Browne, Kelly etc.), Gentry and Clergy and general owners of Country Houses etc. [Pike’s New Century Series].
Rare, modern print of the 1989 Original / Vintage Photograph on archival paper. London, c. 2010. Titled and signed by John Minihan. From his personal Archive. Marked as A/P (Artist Prooof) by John Minihan. Beautifully framed.
Rare, modern print of the 1989 Original / Vintage Photograph on archival paper. London, c. 2010. Titled and signed by John Minihan. From his personal Archive. Beautifully framed.
Collection of signed books by Seamus Heaney (some in german, some bilingual, some in english only) / Sammlung signierter Buecher des irischen Poeten Seamus Heaney. Die Sammlung enthaelt: 1.Die Hagebuttenlaterne - The Haw Lantern - Gedichte (zweisprachig). Signiert. Dritte Auflage. Muenchen, DTV, 1996 / 2. Die Amsel von Glanmore - Gedichte 1965 - 2006. Signiert. Frankfurt, Fischer, 2011 / 3. The Rattle Bag - Edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes. Signiert von Seamus Heaney. 7th edition. London, faber and faber, c. 1990 / 4. The Nation's Favourite Poems - Foreword by Griff Rhys Jones. Signiert von Seamus Heaney [signed at his poem 'Blackberry-Picking']. London, BBC Books, 2004 / 5. Cork Review 99 - including Seamus Heaney Poem 'Screenplay'. Signed by Seamus Heaney. Cork, //
Frankfurt / Muenchen / Cork / London, faber and faber / DTV / Fischer etc., 1990 – 2004. Octavo. 109, 429, 498, 192, 59 Seiten. Softcover. Alle Ausgaben in sehr guter Erhaltung. Jede Ausgabe von Seamus Heaney signiert. / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Each Volume signed by Seamus Heaney.
Original photograph of Seamus Heaney at his 70th birthday in his home in Dublin, in the year 2009 / Titled and Signed by John Minihan in 2014 / The vintage photograph is here framed together with the original commemoration Stamp and signed First Day Cover of Anpost [The photograph was used as a Template for the creation of the Anpost Stamp in 2014].
Vintage Photograph on archival paper / Vintage First Day Cover with extra signature by John Minihan. Dublin, 2014. Image of the Photograph: 16 cm x 24 cm / First Day Cover: 18 cm x 12 cm. Overall Framed Size: 79 cm wide x 53,5 cm high. From the personal library of irish photographer John Minihan. Titled and signed by John Minihan. Beautifully framed (see multiple images on our website). Our company knows of an edition of four photographs and signed First Day Covers, which we bought from John Minihan in 2014 and which he signed in 2014. Later, signed First Day Covers are circulating and we have some of those in our archive for sale. But since John Minihan has sold the rights to most of his iconic images to UCC in Cork, none of the photographs are reprinted by the photographer and that makes this combination of the signed Seamus Heaney photograph, combined with the First Day Cover, signed actually on August 28th of 2014, very scarce. We have an edition of 3 (three) left. One is part of the “John Minihan Photography Collection”, which we are selling on our website (see under “Libraries & Collections”) and two are for sale on the free international market. The here offered, beautifully framed version, is one of these two. The price includes free international shipping per UPS Courier !
La Neufme Part [1613 - First Edition] / [et La Dixme Part - 1629 - ] / [et La Unzme Part - 1631] des Reports de Sr. Edw. Coke Chivalier, chiefe Justice del Banke : des divers Resolutions & Jugements donez sur solennes arguments & avec grand deliberation & conference des tresreverend Juges & Sages de la Ley, se cases en Ley queux ne fueront unques resolus ou adivges par devant : Et les raisons & causes des dits Resolutions & Jugements. Publie en la dixiesme [et unziesme / et troisiesme] an de treshaut & tresillustre Jaques Roy Dengleterre, France, & Ireland, & Escosse le 46. Le founteyne de toute Pietie & Justice, & la vie de la Ley.
Three Volumes in One. [London], [A. Islip], Printed for the Societie of Stationers [Neufme Part et Dixme Part] / Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire [Unzme Part], 1613 / 1629 / 1631. Quarto (19.5 cm x 27.5 cm). Collation complete: La Neufme Part: , 286, [1 unnumbered] pages / La Dixme Part: , 291 pages / La Unzme Part: , 100 pages. Original 17th century full leather on five raised bands with modern spinelabel and new endpapers. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Minor damage to upper spine and a very minor sign of a faded dampstain to small region of the upper bookblock. Interior beautiful and clean with all three titlepages intact. Extremely beautiful condition of this early set of three Volumes of Coke’s Reports. This is the french edition of Coke’s Reports with all three prefaces in English and Latin, the main text is in ‘Law-French’ and Latin. Contemporary manuscript-signature/entry of the preowner, one “Lionel Holle”.
Paris, Chez Mathurin Henault, Nicolas de la Vigne et Nicolas de la Coste, 1631. 12 cm x 16.5 cm. Frontispice, (6), 569 pages including a further 3 engravings (4 engravings including Frontispice). / Edition Originale, illustrée d’un frontispice gravé représentant la mort couronnée plus 3 gravures à représentations des Vanitez du Monde. Original Hardcover / Reliure d’époque de veau moucheté, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, pièce de titre de maroquin marron, tranches rouges. Bon etat. Très rare ! / Minor repairs (professional) to the titlepage and only very minor lesion to some of the illustrations and some pages.
Colonna Traiana [The rare 18th-century Folio-Edition on Trajan's Column, in which, atypically, all Oblong-Folio-Planches have a centerfold and which includes the often missing, large 1,1 meter - foldout-plan of Trajan's Column] - Colonna Traiana Eretta Dal Senato, E Popolo Romano All'Imperatore Traiano Augusto Nel Suo Foro In Roma. Scolpita Con L'Historie Della Guerra Dacica La Prima E La Seconda Espeditione, E Vittoria Contro Il Re Decebalo. Nuovamente Disegnata, Et Intagliata Da Pietro Santi Bartoli. Con L'Espositione Latina D'Alfonso Ciaccone, Compendiata Nella Vulgare Lingua Sotto Ciascuna Immagine, Accresciuta Di Medaglie, Inscrittioni, E Trofei, Da Gio. Pietro Bellori. Con diligente cura, e spesa ridotta à perfettione, e data in luce da Gio. Giacomo de Rossi dalle sue stampe, in Roma, alla Pace con Privilegio del S. Pontefice.
Roma, [Giacomo de Rossi] alla Pace con Privilegio del S. Pontefice, . Folio: (26.5 cm wide x 37 cm high). All planches usually in Oblong-Folio are center-folded in this version, allowing it to be bound in Folio. Pagination: 9 unnumbered plates, [including titlepage, engraved dedication to Louis XIV, and also the large Trajan-Foldout, measuring 110 cm x 36 cm)], followed by 119 plates folded into 238 plates, [while our copy is lacking the 14 pages with Alphonso Ciacono’s “Historia Utriusque Belli Dacici A Trajano Cæsare” and Index and Colophon at the end of the Volume, this flaw is rather unimportant because this Volume is all about the masterful art of over 125 engravings and the powerful Homage by Pietro Santi Bartoli to Trajan, Rome’s “Optimus Princeps”]. Fully restored Folio in dark green Morocco, bound to 18th century – style by an english master-bindery. Unusually excellent condition with the tiniest of wormhole-damage to the Dedication pages. The plates all in exceptional condition. The large Column-Plate spellbinding.
[De Bello Gallico / De Bello Alexandrino / De Bello Africano / De Bello Hispaniensi ] C. Julii Caesaris Quae Extant Omnia. Ex Recensione Joannis Davisii, Coll. regin. Cantab. Socii, cum Ejusdem Animadversionibus ac Notis Pet. Ciacconii, Fr. Hotomanni, Joan. Brantii, Dionys Vossii et aliorum. Accessere Metaphrasis Graeca. Librorum VII. De Bello Gallico. Nec Non Indices necessarii.
Cantabrigiae [Cambridge], Typis Academicis Impensis Joannis Owens, 1706. Quarto. (4), 751, (5), 96 pages plus 34 pages Index. Including two folded maps (Gallia / Pompeium aer Caesarem (Mare Mediterraneum with Southern Europe and North Africa/Asia Minor) and one folded illustration: “Pontis Figura a Caesare decem diebus ad Rhenum trajiciendum effecti” / (4), 751, (5), 96 Seiten plus 34 Seiten Index mit zwei Faltkarten von Gallien und dem Mittelmeerraum sowie einer gefalteten Abbildung einer Behelfsbrücke über den Rhein. Full 18th century calf with gilt lettering on spine and emblemata of Charles-Marie-Raymond Duc d’Arenberg. Very good +/ Near Fine condition with only minor signs of wear and a faded dampstain throughout. Exlibris of “Comte Goblet d’Alville” on pastedown / Sehr guter Zustand mit nur ganz geringen Gebrauchsspuren und einem durchgehenden, aber ganz dezent verblassten Wasserrand. Mit dem Exlibris des “Compte Goblet d’Alville. Wappensupralibro des Duc d’Arenberg.
Original hand-coloured copper engraving. Augsburg, Lotter, [c.1760]. Plate Size: 49.5 cm x 57.2 cm. Sheet Size: 55.7 cm x 64.5 cm. Original map. In very good condition with only the faintest traces of browning and paper defects to outer margins.
[A New and Correct Chart of Cork Harbour (This is the rare 18th century Map of Cork Harbour which also shows Haulbowline Island, which is the original location of "The Royal Cork Yacht Club", later "The Water Club of the Harbour of Cork", the Map shows also the Old Head of Kinsale, Crosshaven Harbour, Haulbowline Island, Curraghbinny, Spike Island, Ringaskiddy etc.)] - Correct Title of the Map: "A New and Correct Chart of the Harbour of Corke by the Revd. J. Lindsay, Late of His Majesty's Ship Fougueux". There is an inset Map showing "A Continuation of Corke Harbour from a smaller Scale". The scale of this reads "A Scale of three English". Below the chart is a coastal profile entitled "A View of the Land from the Old Head of Kinsale to Hawks Rock, the Old Head W b S 7 Miles. Cork Harbour mark'd *. "
Original, hand-coloured copper engraving on extra thick paper / Better paper – edition [differing from all other versions of this map we ever handled, this is only the second version of this high-quality version of this Map we encountered], possibly an admiralty issue since it was dedicated to the Office of the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain. London, Sold by W. & I. Mount, T. & T. Page on Tower Hill, [c. 1759]. Beautifully mounted and framed. Size of the actual map: c. 62 cm wide x 52 cm high. Spectacular, unusually excellent condition of this rare, hand-coloured seachart of Cork Harbour with the Old Head and clear geography of Little Island, Poor Head, Ringaskiddy, Cork’s Natural Harbour, Crosshaven, Haulbowline, Spike Island, Cloyne, etc. / Price includes worldwide free shipping per UPS Courier !
The Two Duchesses - Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire / Elizabeth, Duchess of Devonshire - Family Correspondence of and Relating to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire / Elizabeth, Duchess of Devonshire, Earl of Bristol (Bishop of Derby), The Countess of Bristol, Lord and Lady Byron, The Earl of Aberdeen, Sir Augustus Foster Bart, and Others, 1777-1859. Second Edition [Revised] Unique version of the second edition, with a multitude of additional, uncalled-for illustrations (Portraits) and an original engraving of Harper's Ferry (Virginia).
One Volume bound in two Volumes due to added images (complete set). London / Glasgow and Dublin, Blackie & Son Limited, 1898. Octavo (15 cm x 22 cm). Pagination: Volume I: An extra-illustrated edition, with 96 plates instead of the only 18 plates which were called for according to the inventory pages of the set. Hardcover / Two stunning, privately commissioned, red morocco bindings with five raised bands as well as gilt lettering and ornament to spine, boards and inner pastedown-borders. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Both Volumes firm and endpapers intact. Interior beautiful and clean with a plethora of illustrations added into this rare second edition with the portraits reflecting personalities touched upon in the letters published by Vere Foster. The often rare portraits of contemporaries to the Duchess of Devonshire and Vere Foster’s father, Sir Augustus Foster, are of significance since many of them are now scarce as well.
Archive of a fantastic series of 42 Autograph Letters (signed) / Manuscript Letters (signed) by Sir Augustus Foster, British Diplomat and British Ambassador to the United States of America, prior and at the outbreak of the War of 1812, Recipient of the 'Declaration of War' on the "HMS Colibri" (June 28th, 1812), Ambassador to Denmark (1814-1825) and Ambassador to Sardinia (1824-1840). The letters were written between 1815 and 1841, during his time as Ambassador of Denmark (Copenhagen) and from his posting in Turin, as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Savoy-Sardinia [Piedmont-Sardinia]. Fortyone (41) of the letters are addressed to his friend, Sir Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779-1845), Secret Agent, Diplomat, privy councilor as well as British Ambassador to France and Ambassador to Russia and the Duke of Wellington's distinguished administrator in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars. The 42nd letter in the Archive, is a meaningful, three-page-letter, written by Sir Augustus Foster from Copenhagen in the year 1818, to his mother, Lady Elizabeth ("Bess") Foster" [(née Lady Elizabeth Christiana Hervey), later Duchess of Devonshire (1759-1824)]. The Letters comprise of sizes between Octavo and Quarto and amount to 130 pages in total, written from Turin (27) & other places, including Copenhagen, Stockholm, London, Calais and Geneva, 1815-1841 / Important: The Archive includes also three important publications which touch on the work of Sir Augustus Foster in America: [1.Richard Beale Davis: "Jeffersonian America - Notes on the United States of America - Collected in the years 1805-1806-1807 and 1811 and 1812 by Sir Augustus Foster, Bart. San Marino, The Huntingdon Library, 1954 / 2. An Extra-Illustrated Version of the publication "The Two Duchesses", by Vere Foster (son of Sir Augustus Foster), in which an american collector injected a plethora of original engravings, portraits of british and american personalities like Alexander Hamilton, George Washington as well as other contemporaries of Sir Augustus Foster (see 80 photographs of this breathtaking set, bound in red-morocco, on our website) / 3. [James Madison / James Monroe / Sir Augustus Foster - War of 1812] - "Three messages, from the President of the United States, to Congress, in November 1811, together with Documents accompanying the same". Washington; printed 1811. Re-Printed for J.Hatchard, Bookseller to her Majesty, opposite Albany, Piccadilly, 1812 - The material here relates directly to the war of 1812; much of it is in the form of correspondence between Sir Augustus John Foster, H.M. Minister in America and James Monroe, Secretary of State under James Madison from 1811 to 1817. Other significant contributors include Mr. Pinkney and Lord Wellesley. Extremely scarce original edition. (No copy of the 1811 edition located. Not in COPAC or Sabin)] See more than 200 Images for all these books and manuscript letters in the Augustus Foster Archive on our website under "Libraries & Collections" /
Turin / London / Stockholm / Copenhagen / Calais / Geneva, 1815 – 1841. Octavo – Quarto. The Letters are housed in a beautiful, bespoke Solander-Chemise. The original books are either bound in Morocco (″Two Duchesses”), original cloth with dustjacket (″Jeffersonian America”) or in the publisher’s original interim-wrappers (the rare 1812-printing of “Three messages, from the President of the United States, to Congress, in November 1811, together with Documents accompanying the same”). Very good condition with some minor signs of wear only.
Original, unpublished letter by Anglo-Irish diplomat, Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, 6th Viscount Strangford, to Sir Charles Stuart [Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay], asking him for a favour to send a Lantern to an address in Paris [?]. Strangford writes from his post as British Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Stockholm, where he was posted between 1817 and 1820.
Stockholm, 1819. 2 octavo – pages on 1 sheet, folded. Excellent condition. Signed by Strangford.
Original, unpublished and meaningful letter by British official and Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, Sir Robert William Hay, addressed with urgency to former secret agent in Spain and Portugal, Sir Charles Stuart de Rothesay, Scottish nobleman, and English ambassador to France (1815-1830); alerting Ambassador Charles Stuart of Hay's arrival in Paris and his wish to ask him if he has "anything to communicate to me in regard to that Royal [Baron] Rousseau, The Barbary Consul". Hay is in this letter preparing Stuart in order to investigate the situation around the death of explorer Alexander Gordon Laing in Africa. Under-Secretary for the Colonies, Sir R[obert] W.Hay, who had been informed about the situation around Laing's missing Journals per private letter from the British Consul in Tripoli, Hanmer Warrington, announces his arrival in Paris to protest to the French government and advices ambassador Stuart:"I conclude that he [Baron Jean-Baptiste Rousseau] is by this time out of guarantiae, but I hope that by ensuing at Paris he will only get out of the frying Pan with the fire". Hay continues: "I hope you will go with me (in case it be necessary) to the Minister, whoever he may be, in [?] Departement this ....were incredibly false for it. The French Govt. are really disposed & prosecute the Enquiry bon a fide. I think that same may acq...[....].....on the other hand, if the French Govt. do not enter into y. enquiry with a good spirit, it will be in Rousseau's .....to baffle me with the utmost facility in all our attempts to get at the truth. I spoke to Lord Aberdeen [George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Foreign Secretary for Prime Minister Wellington] on the day I left London, & he gave me full permission to conduct measures with you for the ...of this affair. Yours very truly R.W.Hay".
[London], . 5 octavo – pages on 2 sheets, folded. Excellent condition. Signed by Hay and dated probably “Monday, 19 Oct. ”.
Collection of Rare and Important Books, as well as original Manuscript Lecture Notes on Anton Martin Schweigaard, Norwegian educator, Jurist, Economist, Legal Philosopher and Member of the Norwegian Parliament. The collection includes also portraits and a rare photograph of Julius Middelthun's Statue of Schweigaard, taken shortly after its erection at the original location. The rare lecture notes, possibly taken by a close student of Schweigaard and the wonderful manuscript - typography - print by Cappellen, are the highlights opf this collection [Many Images of each item on our website under "Libraries & Collections"]. The collection includes: 1. Schweigaard, Anton Martin. Forelæsninger over den norske Proces. 1ste Deel & 2den Deel. [plus: 12te Afsnit: "Den Domme" ("The Judge")]. Original First Edition, directly printed from the Manuscript. Three Parts in Two Volumes (complete set). Christiania [Oslo], J.W.Cappellen [Jørgen Wright Cappelen], 1844. / 2. Schweigaard, Anton Martin. Forelæsninger over Processen Foredragen af Professor Schweigaard [Original Manuscript of a student from Schweigaard, taking notes in Schweigaard's Seminars and Lectures]. [Christiania (Oslo)], no year (c. 1840). Octavo (18 cm x 17,5 cm). c. 400 pages with handwritten notes in Ink. / 3. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] Aubert, L.M.B. Anton Martin Schweigaards Barndom og Ungdom, 1808-1835: Breve og Erindringer. [Letters in norwegian ("Trine") and german ("Til Pastor Koeppen"). With an Appendix with 10 chapters / Med Bilag - Including explanatory sections on Schweigaard's earliest publications, like for example: "De la Philosophie Allemande", etc.] / [Oslo], Mallings Boghandels Forlag, 1883. / 4. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] Lund, Carl. A.M.Schweigaard - Som Stortingspolitiker. Oslo, Universitetsforlaget, 1958. Octavo. Frontispiece - Portrait of Schweigaard, 398 pages with Index. / 5. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] Hertzberg, Ebbe. Professor Schweigaard I Hans Offentlige Virksomhed (1832 - 1870). Af Ebbe Hertzberg. Kristiania / [Christiania] / [Oslo], Forlagt af Alb. Cammermeyer, 1883. / 6. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] / P.Gemzøe lith. / E.Bærentzen. Portrait of norwegian educator, jurist, economist and politician, Anton Martin Schweigaard. Original Lithograph / Lithographic portrait by P.Gemzøe. Christiania [Oslo], Chr. Tønsberg, 1877. 17 cm x 26 cm. / 7. [Schweigaard, Anton Martin] / Middelthun, Julius Olavus. Original Photograph / Vintage Albumen Print from c. 1885 / 1890, of the recently erected Statue / Sculpture [Bronze] of norwegian educator, jurist, economist and politician, Anton Martin Schweigaard. The rare photograph shows the statue at its original location, with locals walking in front. The sculptor of Schweigaard's Statue was norwegian sculptor and educator Julius Olavus Middelthun, who taught among others, Edvard Munch at the Royal Drawing School in Christiania (Tegneskolen i Kristiania). Christiania [Oslo], [Middelthun], c.1885 - 1890. 8 cm x 5,7 cm. The rare, original photograph comes from a french travellers album and is in excellent condition. / 8. Schweigaard, Anton Martin / Blom, G. P. / Fougner, G. / Thorne, Joh. F. / Leganger, Fred. Betænkning og Udkast til en Lov om Handelen, Forfattet af den under 28de August 1838 til dette Arbeide anordnede Commission [Med Anhang: Forste Anhang: "Udsigt over den Norske Handelsret / Andet Anhang: "Finants-Departements af den Norske Rejerings ovrige Medlemmer i det Vaesentlige tiltraadte Indstilling angaaende en provisorisk Anordning om storre Handelsfrihed i visse Egne af Riget m.v."]. Christiania [Oslo], Trykt i Johan Dahls Bogtrykkerie af Carl C. Werner, 1841. Octavo (12 cm x 18,5 cm). 108, 218 pages. //
Christiania [Oslo], J.W.Cappellen / Johan Dahl / Chr. Tønsberg and others, c. 1840 – 1877. Octavo. c. 2000 pages. Hardcover and Softcover Volumes. Overall excellent condition of this wonderful compilation. The price for the collection includes free shipping interntionally per UPS Express.
Original hand-coloured engraving. Augsburg, Seutter, 1730. Plate Size: 49.5 cm x 57.7 cm. Sheet Size: 53 cm x 62.6 cm. Original map. In very good condition. Some minor browning evident with the slightest traces of staining to outer margins. Some minor paper defects to outer margins. Repaired tear evident.
London, Dickinsons, 1907. 4°. Frontispiece, (10), 250 pages with 34 full-page plates (Portraits). Edges gilt. Hardcover / Excellent full morocco – binding on five raised bands for Bumpus Ltd. Oxford St, probably bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. With gilt lettering on ornaments on spine and coat of arms on front board. The image shown is identical with our edition. Front board slightly weakened. Otherwise in near Fine condition with only minor signs of wear. Bookplate to pastedown. Spine darkened.
La malentendu suivi de Caligula [Signed / Inscribed / Envoi autographe signé au journaliste Dominique Paladilhe (1921-2015) et avec une disque vinyle originale "Albert Camus - His Works and His Voice"].
Edition augmentée [64e édition]. Paris, Gallimard, 1954. Octavo. 211, (2) pp. Broché / Original Softcover. Tres bon etat / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Signed and inscribed by Albert Camus: “à Dominique Paladilhe – pour le remercié d’avoir – si bien servi ce MALENTENDU avec la sympathie vraie – Albert Camus” / The book comes with an original vinyl record on which Maria Casares and Alain Cuny read from the work “Le Malentendu” (Act 2, Scene 1) and on which Albert Camus personally speaks “some remarks which sum up his feelings about today’s [1950s] world and its values”. The vinyl record also includes a reading by Albert Camus of selections from ‘L’Etranger’. A wonderful, rare collectable for every lover of Camus’ works.
Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S.Draper, 1749. Large Quarto (23 cm x 27.5 cm). Pagination of Volume One: Frontispiece-Portrait of a young John Milton, [18 unnumbered pages of Dedication and Preface], LXI pages of “The Life of Milton”, [5 unnumbered pages of Homage in Verses by Samuel Barrow [Physician to Charles II. and admirer of Milton] and also the important poem on Milton’s Paradise Lost by Andrew Marvell [English Metaphysical Poet and Milton’s ‘Latin Secretary’], 16 pages of “A Critique upon the Paradise Lost – By Mr.Addison” [Joseph Addison], 459 pages with six (6) full-page engravings / Pagination of Volume Two: Frontispiece-Portrait of an elder John Milton (dated 1670), 444 pages including six (6) full-page engravings plus 132 unnumbered pages of Index. Hardcover / Modern, stunning half-leather bound to 18th-century style with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Both Volumes now in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only a few signs of foxing. The paper in fantastic condition, illustrations and portraits impressive; wide margins make this a great collectable. A rare opportunity to acquire this important publication in a firm and beautiful binding. The exceptional restoration was done by an english master-bindery.
Travels through Germany. Containing observations on Customs, Manners, Religion, Government, Commerce, Arts, and Antiquities. With a particular account of the courts of Mecklenburg. Embellished with elegant Cuts of the Palaces and Gardens of the Dukes of Mecklenburg.
First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1768. Octavo. Collation complete. Volume I: Frontispice: “View of the Palace of Strelitz”, (8), 391 pages with View of the “City of Hamburg”, “A Map of the Duchy of Mecklenburg – including the Island of Rugen” / Volume II: Frontispice: “View of the Palace of Ludwigslust”, (2), 395, (1) pages with “The Grand Cascade & Water Clock before the Palace Ludwigslust”, “The Cascade in the Wood, near the Summer House of Ludwigslust”, “The Two Cascades in the Wood near the little Summer House of Ludewigslust”, “The 2 Cascades with the Jet d’Eau at the Entrance of the Grand Avenue in the Gardens of Ludwigslust” , “The Caesar Grove”, “The Circle Cascade in the Gardens of Ludwigslust”, “Prospect of a Sluice in the Gardens of Ludwigslust which by the weight of the stream opens itself, lets off the water & shuts again”. With the Directions for the Binder and Errata to the rear of Volume II. Hardcover / Original 18th century half leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine-labels. Front board of Volume one starting to separate. Otherwise in very good condition with all the illustrations and the often missing map in excellent condition. Rare and early work on Garden Architecture, Lustgarten, Wasserspiele (Water Games) etc. Armorial bookplate of Daniel Conner to pastedown of each Volume.
An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China [First Dublin Edition with 34 full-page-plates]; Including Cursory Observations Made, and Information Obtained, in Travelling Through That Ancient Empire, and a Small Part of Chinese Tartary. Together with a Relation of the Voyage undertaken on the Occasion by his Majesty's Ship 'The Lion', and the Ship 'Hindestan' in the East India Company's Service, to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin [sic]; as well as of their return to Europe. With Notices of the several places where they stopped in their way out and home: being the Islands of Madeira, Teneriffe and St.Jago, the Port of Rio de Janeiro in South America; the Islands of St.Helena, Tristan da Cunha and Amsterdam, the Coast of Java and Sumatra, the Nanka Isles, Pulo-Condore and Cochin-China. Taken chiefly from the Papers of his Excellency, the Earl of Macartney, Knight of the Bath, his Majesty's Embassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of China; Sir Erasmus Gower, Commander of the Expedition and other Gentlemen in the several Departments of the Embassy.
Two Volumes (complete set). Dublin, Printed for P.Wogan, R.Cross, P.Byrne and others, 1798. Octavo. Volume I: XV, 449 pages with 8 full-page plates / Volume II: XVIII, 430 pages, with 26 full-page-plates and including an Appendix. Hardcover / Original, early 19th century half leather with original spinelabels. Bindings firm and strong but rather worn. Bookplate of Richard Meade, Ballymartle, to the pastedown of Volume I. Overall in very good condition with some stronger signs of wear but with all the illustrations / engravings, called for in the Dublin Edition.
Ornithologie du Dauphiné ou Description des Oiseaux observés dans les départements de l'Isère, de la Drôme, des Hautes-Alpes et des contrées voisines, par Hippolyte Bouteille, pharmacien. Avec la collaboration de M. de Labatie. Ouvrage contenant 300 sujets Dessinés d'après Nature, par M.V. Cassien.
Edition originale (First and only Edition). Two Volumes (complete set). Grenoble, Hippolyte Bouteille (Imprimerie Dr. F. Allier), 1843. Slim Quarto (18 cm x 26 cm). Volume I: 416 pages / Volume II: 358 pages. Including 72 lithographies by Pegeron et un grand tableau synoptique dépliant en fin d’ouvrage. Original Hardcover / Original red half leather / demi-maroquin with gilt lettering on spine. Besides some mild foxing in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. The plates complete and in wonderful condition. Titlepage of Volume II with minor lesion. The plates show 300 different kind of birds in remarkable detail, after Victor Cassien, french lithographer, illustrator, painter and photographer.
Neue Ausgabe. Schwerin / Berlin, C. Kürschner / Verlag der C. Kürschner’schen Buchhandlung / In Commission der Plahn’schen Buchhandlung (Louis Ritze), 1844. Octavo (12 cm x 19,7 cm). IV, 111 Seiten mit 23 Abbildungen auf 1 lithographischen Falt-Tafel im Anhang. Softcover / Schlichter Interimsumschlag der Zeit. Sehr guter Zustand. Einige Seiten noch unaufgeschnitten. Gering stockfleckig. Sehr selten !
The Farmer's Companion; being a complete System of Modern Husbandry: Including the Latest Improvements and Discoveries, in Theory and Practice. Illustrated by numerous Engravings. With 102 copper engraved plates (including two larger hand-coloured fold - out plates).
Second Edition. In two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1813. Large Octavo. Both volumes together contain 948 pages interleaved illustrations throughout the volumes (many of these plates are folding out) including a General Index. [Please ask for a full list of the illustrations]. Hardcover / Two modern halfleather / full leather bindings (see images). Volume I in octavo format and in a brown full leather with spinelabel / Volume II in large octavo and bound in an excellent green half morocco with gilt lettering on spine, marbled boards and leather corners. Both volumes with new endpapers. Some illustrations and text towards the end of Volume II with some faint dampstaining only. Three illustrations are present twice in these volumes (Plates 35, 54 and 84). Extremely rare publication in very good condition !!
Central America with Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, [Mosquito Territory] and Vignettes and illustrations of Belise [Belize, formerly British Honduras], the Volcano of Isalco and The Great Square of the Antigua in Guatemala.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 32.4 cm x 27.3 cm. Sheet Size: 37.5 cm x 27.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
Mitla, a Narrative of Incidents and Personal Adventures on a Journey in Mexico, Guatemala and Salvador in the Years 1853 to 1855 with Observations on the Modes of Life in Those Countries. Edited by J.S.Bell.
First Edition. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1858. Large Octavo. XVI, 436 pages with all illustrations and the large folding map complete ! The illustrations include: 5 coloured chromolithographic plates one of these is a folded, double-page size), 11 woodcuts, large folded map “Route through Mexico, Guatemala & San Salvador” (this 19th century map also shows Upper California, New Mexico and Texas as well as New Orleans with Red River and the Missouri River). Hardcover / Beautifully rebacked, modern dark green morocco with gilt ornaments to spine and boards. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only very minor signs of foxing to some of the plates as usual. The text clean. Von Tempsky’s explorations and descriptions of the journey from San Francisco to Mazatlan to Durango to Mexico City to Puebla to Tehuantepec to Guatemala to Santa Catarina to San Salvador with cultural descriptions of the locals and their customs are of great value.
A Amsterdam & à Leipsick, Chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1776. Octavo. Tome Premier: XII, 370 pages / Tome Second: 551 pp. [avec “Le Bonheur – Poeme” – ‘Ou Essai sur la Vie & les Ouvrages de M.Helvetius par M***’]. Hardcover – Modern masterbinding / Tres bon reliure moderne (demi-maroquin). Tres bon etat / Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. An excellent, early french language edition on beautiful, uncut, excellent paper with extra wide margins.
Paris, Galilée, 1990. Large Octavo. 658 pages. Original Softcover / Broché in Mylar. Envoi autographe signé de Jacques Derrida. / Excellent condition. Inscribed, signed and dated on the half-title by Jacques Derrida to his friend André in New York.
De l’education des enfans; traduit de l’anglois de Mr. Locke, par Mr. Coste. [French translation of "Some thoughts concerning education" from 1695]. Sur l’édition angloise publiée après la mort de l’auteur, qui l’avoit revûë, corrigée, & augmentée. Suivant la copie imprimée à Amsterdam.
Édition pirate [de Suisse]. Amsterdam, 1730. Octavo (11 cm x 16.5 cm). Frontispiece – Portrait of John Locke, , 3-24, 468,  pages. Hardcover / Reliure originale. Un peu taché, frotté et heurté par endroits, le dos collé avec des bandes de papier et des étiquettes en papier. Globalement un très bon exemple de cette importante publication.
Les Merveilles du ciel et de l'enfer et des Terres Planétaires et Astrales. D'après le Témoignage de ses yeux et de ses oreilles. Traduit du latin par A. J. P(ernety). Première édition française de "De coelo et ejus mirabilibus et de inferno" avec le tres rare Portrait gravé par J. C. Darchow].
2 Volumes (ensemble complet). Berlin, G.J.Decker, 1782. Octavo (13 cm x 20 cm). Frontispice, 98, , 304; , 382,  pages. Reliure originale (demi-cuir de 19ème siècle). Tres bon exemplaire.
An Enquiry into the Accordancy of War with the Principles of Christianity and an Examination of the Philosophical Reasoning by which it is Defended: with Observations on some of the Causes of War, and on Some of its Effects. Contempt prior to examination, however comfortable to the mind which entertains it, or however natural to great parts, is extremely dangerous; and more apt than almost any other disposition, to produce erroneous judgments both of persons and opinions.
Third Edition. London, Longman, Hurst & Co., 1824. 19.5cm x 11.5cm. xii, 227 (3) pages. Original Hardcover (blue publisher’s boards with spinelabel). Spinlabel and boards a little rubbed. Overall very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Very scarce. One of few 19th century writings on pacifism.
Collection of five books from the library of Paul de Man and Pat de Man. Three of the books inscribed/signed by the author's. The Collection includes: 1. Robert M. Durling - The Figure of the Poet in Renaissance Epic. [Inscribed by Durling: "For Paul de Man - with fond regards - Bob"] / 2. Jan Rosiek - Figures of Failure - Paul de Man's Criticism 1953-1970 [Unsigned / Not inscribed] / 3. T. Weiss - The Catch - The Twayne Library of Modern Poetry [Inscribed by Weiss: "To Pat + Paul, for real friendship + a book of their own soon. Ted"] / 4. Edward J. Mullen - Langston Hughes in the Hispanic World and Haiti [Inscribed by Langston Hughes: "Ma cheri Pat, may this slight token of appreciation for your past (and hopefully) future, intellectual ministrations to your petit frère recall to you fond memories of your peregination. Love, Langston - Chritmas, 1979 (Late, as usual)"] / 5. Karry Levin - Grounds for Comparison [Unsigned / Not inscribed].
Cambridge (Mass.) / Aarhus / New York and others, Harvard University Press / Archon Books / Twayne Publishers / Aarhus University Press, 1951 – 1992. 8°. Volume I.: VIII, 280 pages / Volume II: 247 pages / Volume III: 77 pages / Volume IV: 193 pages / Volume V: 423 pages. Three Volumes in original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar / One Volume in Softcover / One Volume in Hardcover. Very good condition. From the library of Paul de Man. Especially the Durling – Volume of interest. Inscribed by the author: “For Paul de Man with fond regards – Bob”.
Tables of Antient Coins, Weights and Measures - Explained And Exemplified in Several Dissertations [Including: "A Dissertation concerning the Doses of Medicines given by Ancient Physicians" / Including "Of the Jewish Coins in which their weights are likewise considered"]. The Second Edition - To which is added, An Appendix, containing Observations on Dr.Arbuthnot's Dissertations on Coins, Weights and Measures by Benjamin Langwith.
London, Printed for D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; A.Millar, in the Strand; and J.Whiston and B.White, in Fleet-Street, 1754. Quarto (24 cm x 29 cm). Collation [complete as called for by Index]: Title, 11 unnumbered pages, 327 pages plus 18 plates (partly folded) with Weights, Measures and Values of Several Foreign Coins explained. Original 18th-century binding, recently rebacked in 18th-century-style by two english master-bookbinders. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Front free endpaper with faded dampstain. Only very minor signs of foxing. Some minor wormhole – damage to the inner margins but not effecting the text. Wide margins. Extremely Rare Publication, now beautifully restored ! From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Economy: Being an Essay on the Science of Domestic Policy in Free Nations. In which are particularly considered Population, Agriculture, Trade, Industry, Money, Coin, Interest, Circulation, Banks, Exchange, Public Credit and Taxes.
First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for A. Millar and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1767. Quarto (24.5 cm x 30cm). Collation complete: Volume I: Title, XV, Errata, 12 unnumbered pages, 639 pages plus “A Table of Coins” to the rear of Volume I / Volume II: Title, 14 unnumbered pages, 646 pages plus “A Table of Coins – shewing the Quantity of Fine Metal contained in them” to the rear of Volume II, followed by 12 unnumbered pages of Index and another Errata-leaf. Recent Hardcover / Stunning half-leather Quarto Volumes in Collector’s Condition, tight and square, and beautifully bound by two english masterbinders with marbled-paper-covered-boards, using the original spinelabels of the former 18th century-bindings. Bookplates to pastedowns. While the true first edition of Adam Smith’s “Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” always seems to be somehow available on the international market, the Magnus Opus of Smith’s precursor, Sir James Steuart, is not only extremely scarce, but also very hard to find at all. While we are here describing the very few minor faults in detail because this is an extremely valuable item, it must be stressed that the bindings are mint and the bookblocks of the set are in very good+ or rather in near Fine condition ! This first edition-set is not only wide-margined but also on excellent paper with very minor signs of foxing to the Table of Coins and Index. Some signs of mild foxing and the tiniest of wormhole-damage of 2-3 mm to the inner margins of the content-pages of Volume I. Besides some annotations and markings in erasable pencil, the text is clean and in fantastic condition. Very minor signs of a faded dampstain to very few pages (visible but unimportant). One of the rarest classics of economic history by “the founder of economic science” (Encyclopædia of the Social Sciences). This set belongs in every serious Economics Collector’s cabinet, next to every first-edition-set of Adam Smith’s work. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
Collection of early Manuscript Material (which is a Manuscript Ballad / Poem), a two-page Manuscript Letter (which is a MLS mentioning Oscar Wilde, Lord [Alfred] Douglas, Viereck's literary tastes etc.) and the personal copy of "House of the Vampire", all by the controversial german-american author George Sylvester Viereck. The collection includes: 1. One six-page, hitherto unpublished Manuscript - Ballad [Poem], called "Die Ballade vom Sündigen Glück" [Translates: "The Ballad of sinful Pleasure"]/ 2. A lengthy and extremely insightful Two-Page Manuscript Letter, signed in New York, 1902, which accompanied and talks about the enclosed Six-Page Manuscript - Ballad [The letter and Poem was not conclusively but very likely addressed by Viereck to Frederick Franklin Schrader, then editor of the New York Dramatic Mirror and shortly thereafter co-founder with George Sylvester Viereck of "The Fatherland" / 3. The collection also includes Viereck's personal copy of his publication "The House of the Vampire" with handwritten, manuscript entry of his name, address in New York City as well as a pasted statement on the endpaper by the author Viereck: "Concerning "The House of the Vampire" : This book went through several editions when it was first published and was dramatized. It played for eight weeks in New York and for two years on the road under the management of the Shuberts. Critics have compared it to such books as Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, Lady Into Fox, and Dorian Gray"]. The two-page letter is of great value and touches on Viereck's admiration for Schrader and his "Blatt" [Newspaper]. Viereck is advertising himself to Schrader by introducing himself as a critical admirer with substantial references (Viereck details his working for numerous newspapers in America). Viereck mentions his secessionist tendencies and name-drops Oscar Wilde, Rosetti and Lord Douglas (whom he claims to know personally). This amazing, autographed/signed Manuscript-Material was created by Viereck directly during his transition from writer to propagandist and is an example of his early, bullish personality, which wants to be heard, which needs attention and it is here, in 1912, where his career begins to develop. This large Archive of manuscript material [8 pages in total] is stunning and unpublished (see partial Transcription of the original german material on our website). Viereck's close friends included Nikola Tesla and even Theodore Roosevelt was among his acquaintances.
New York, Moffat, Yard & Company, 1902-1912. Play and Letters: 20.3 cm x 25.3 cm / Book: 13 cm x 19,5 cm. Pagination: Balld (Poem): 6 pages / Manuscript Letter (MLS): 2 pages / Book: 190 pages. Original Hardcover / Blue publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on spine in protective collector’s mylar / The play protected in clear folder. The manuscript pages overall in excellent condition besides page IV of the play which has two abrasions with small parts of the text missing only. The book in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Viereck’s usual vanity made him add the lovely littel note of critical success. The personal copy of this controversial author’s most interesting book is a unique possibility for each collector of unusual Vampire material. Extraordinary collection !
First Edition. 4 Volumes [complete set]. London, Printed for G. G. and J.Robinson, 1794. Octavo. Collation complete with all four half-titles: Volume I: 428 pages / Volume II: 478 pages / Volume III: 463 pages / Volume IV: 428 pages. Original, unaltered, 18th-century half leather with gilt lettering on original spinelabels. All four bindings with vintage paper-covered boards and their original, reinforced corners. The set is now housed in a custom-made solander-box / clamshell-box. Excellent, firm condition of all four volumes with minor lesions to hinges and some rubbing to extremeties only and some general, neglectable external wear to corners and upper spines. In Volume I, two sentences partly censored with manuscript editing in ink. Interior very good with the occasional lesion (I, p.109), minor tear (II, p.93), and stains to a page here or there and a faded, very mild dampstain in the background of some pages of Volume IV. Two excellent provenance signs: Bookplate / Exlibris of “William Tennant, Ashton Hall” to the pastedown of each Volume / Previous owner-stamp of “O.W.O’Grady Young – Castlerea”. A fantastic, in this state, unbelievably rare version, of one of the most desirable books in the english language. The seminal gothic novel, a most desirable collectable and the best copy of this first edition we have ever handled.
The Life of Sir Thomas More, Kt., Lord High Chancellour of England Under K. Henry the Eighth, and His Majesty's Embassadour to the Courts of France and Germany. By his Great Grandson, Thomas More, Esq.
First Edition. London, Printed for James Woodman and David Lyon, 1726. Octavo. Frontispiece – Portrait of Thomas More by G. Vertue after a painting by Holbein, XXXI, 336 pages plus 12 pages Index and 3 pages of advertising for the booksellers Woodman and Lyon. Hardcover / Original 18th century leather with ornament to boards. New endpapers and new spinelabel. The binding now in protective collector’s Mylar. The binding a little rough and with lesions to the leather on spine. Portrait only slightly frayed. Minor stain to one page. Overall slightly bumped but still in firm and very good condition. Rare in the contemporary binding !
First Edition. Illinois, The Free Press of Glencoe, 1960. 24cm x 16cm. 415 (2) pages. Original hardcover with original illustrated dustjacket in Mylar. Good condition with some signs of wear. Minor traces of foxing to paste downs, end papers and dustjacket. (Few minor dampstains). Text itself in excellent condition.
Garden City / New York, Doubleday Anchor Books, 1958. Octavo. , 278 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. First edition of this early engagement with Existentialist philosophy in English and certainly one of the books that defined the terrain for the Beats and later for the Hippy “movement.” Fine in very good+ dust jacket. From the library of sociologist Kurt Wolff.
Fascinating and important, international collection of more than twentyfive (25) original editions, first editions, revised and definitive editions by one of the most important figures of the german legal and historical school, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, as well as publications by his disciples, immediate circle of friends and colleagues (like Eichhorn, Rudorff and Ihering/Jhering). The collection also includes first and revised editions of translations in french and spanish as well as a large number of original first editions of lectures Savigny had given to the Academy of Sciences in Berlin (all these in original edition and separately bound) [see full list on our website under "Libraries and Collections"].
Vienna / Berlin and others, Nicolai / Veit and Comp. and others, 1803 – 1911. Octavo. Original Hardcover and Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Several of the publications with excellent provenance. [See detailed listing on our website under “Libraries & Collections”].
First Edition. Jena, Literis Ac Sumtibus Joh.Christ. Croeker, 1744. Octavo (17 cm x 21,5 cm). 160 pages plus 8 pages of an Index. Modern Hardcover with 18th-century bookblock bound in. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Faded dampstain to lower margins of some pages. An immensely important, early publication on women’s rights and pregnant women and their rights in particular.
The Spirit of Laws. [Personal copy of Senator and physician, William Baldwin Fletcher and his father Calvin Fletcher]. Translated from the French of M. De Secondat Baron de Montesquieu. By Thomas Nugent, L.L.D. The Sixth Edition, carefully revised and improved with considerable Additions by the Author.
Two Volumes in One (complete set). Dublin, Printed for W. McKenzie, 1792. Octavo (14 cm x 20 cm). Volume I: , 325 pages / Volume II: , 371,  pages. Hardcover / Professionally restored and decoratively rebound in full leather with new endpapers and spinelabels. This important publication comes from the eminent libraries of Indiana State Senator Calvin Fletcher and subsequently his son, educationalist, senator and Civil War Surgeon, William Baldwin Fletcher. With some annotations in the Index, highlighting for example the chapter referring to Montesquieu’s view on “Corruption” [″Of the corruption of the principles of the three governments”]. William Baldwin Fletcher, who inherited the book from his father, subsequently gifted it to a close friend of his: “Presented to Chas M O’Brien by his friend W.B.Fletcher”. Some professional paper-restoration and otherwise a very good condition with some minor signs of wear only.
Les Reports des Tres Honorable Edw Seigneur Littleton, Baron de Mounslow, custos de la Grand Seale D'Angliteur, Et de ses Majesty pluis Honourable Privy Councel, en le Courts del common Banck & Exchequer, en le 2,3,4,5,6,7 ans del Reign de Roy Charles le I. [together with an original, hand-coloured, 18th century portrait engraving by Pierre Duflos le Jeune of Edward Littleton after van Dyck ("Edouard Zittleton [sic] - Premier Justicier d'Angleterre")].
London, Printed by W. Rawlings, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge, assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins Esquires for Thomas Bassett, Samuel Heyrick, William Crooke and William Hensman, 1683. Folio (21 cm x 32 cm). , 376,  pages without the original frontispiece but substituted by the hand-coloured portrait and including the copperengraving with Littleton coat of arms (facing page 1 of the text). Modern Hardcover / 20th century half leather with spinelabel. New endpapers. Excellent condition with only minor signs of browing, some occasional, mild foxing. Some contemporary annotations (page 286)
A New American Biographical Dictionary; or Remembrancer of the Departed Heroes, Sages, and Statesmen of America. Confined Exclusively to Those Who Signalized Themselves in Either Capacity, in the Revolutionary War which Obtained the Independence of their country.
Second Edition. With important alterations and additions. Easten, Thos. J. Rogers, 1823. 8°. XII, 352 pages. Hardcover / Recently professionally rebound in half leather with marbled-paper-covered boards and new endpapers. Interior with nearly no foxing. Minor sign of a faded dampstain to lower margins. Extraordinary, biographical sketch of American History.
U.S. Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, Exercise and Manoeuvres of the United States Infantry, Including Infantry of the Line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen. [with vintage cabinet photograph / Carte de visite of Union Brigadier General George Crockett Strong, loosely inserted and his name signed and dated to endpaper on April 28, 1863 (3 months prior to his death after being wounded during his assault on Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina)]. Prepared under the direction of the War Department, and Authorized and Adopted by the Secretary of War, May 1, 1861. Containing The School of the Soldier; The School of the Company; Instruction for Skirmishers; the General Calls, the Calls for Skirmishers, and the School of the Battalion; Including the Articles of War and a Dictionary of Military Terms.
Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1861. 9.3 cm x 13.5 cm. Fold-out Frontispiece, 450 pages. 77 plates with illustrations of various stances and manoeuvres. 12 additional fold-out diagrams. Hardcover / publisher’s original blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and stamp on spine. Blind triple ruling and stamp on both boards. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Corners slightly bumped. Very minor abrasion to cloth at bottom front corner. Very minor closed tear to page 25. Minor foxing occasionally throughout. Signs of dampstaining evident throughout otherwise clean and bright volume. Binding good and firm and tight bookblock. Inked annotation to title page. Ownership annotation to front pastedown. Embossed stamp of Wm B Sprague Jr, 51 State St, Albany on front endpaper. Endpaper also carries pencilled signature of George C Strong dated April 28 1862. Carte de visite of General Strong also loosely inserted.
Versuch einer Einleitung in die Historie der Theologie insgemein und der jüdischen Theologie ins besondere; Nahmentlich der Jüdischen Theologiae, Polemicae, Metaphrasticae, Exegeticae, Homileticae, Ethicae, Asceticae, Liturgicae, Masorethicae, Talmudicae, Cabalisticae, Karaiticae, Samaritanae, Atheisticae, Ingleichen derer Dinge die in der jüdischen Theologie verlohren und wieder neu-erfunden, und billich noch erfunden werden sollten. Welchen noch mit beygefüget Eine Einleitung In das Erkaentnis der verschiedenen Grund-Saetze der Lehre, des Lebens und der Ceremonien die sich in denen verschiedenen Arten der Theologie bey denen Juden befinden.
Magdeburg und Leipzig, Verlegts Christoph Seidel, 1717. Octavo. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 1 Faltblatt (″Typus Systematis Antiquitatis Literariae”), 11 nn. Bl., 807 Seiten plus 81 nn. Seiten Index Autorum und Index Rerum. Hardcover / Originales Ganzleder des 18.Jahrhunderts. Der Buchblock sehr gut, wirklich tadellos erhalten. Die Bindung etwas berieben. Kleiner Wurmgang an einigen Stellen des hinteren Einbanddeckels. Sehr seltene Publikation !
The Tabernacle and Priesthood - Lectures, delivered in Bethesda Chapel, Dublin by the Late Rev. W.H.Krause, A.M. [With the following, remarkable color lithographs on the Tabernacle, The Ritual and Framework of the Tabernacle and the High Priests of Israel: 1. The Tabernale in the Wilderness / 2. The Golden Framework of the Tabernacle & The Coverings / 3. The Ark of the Covenant / 4. The Table of Shewbread / 5. The Golden Candlestick / 6. The Holy Place / 7. The Altar of Burnt Offering / 8. The Altar of Incense / 9. The Laver / 10. The High Priest of Israel on the Great Day of Atonement / 11. The High Priest of Israel in his Robes of Glory & Beauty]
Original, First Edition. Dublin, George Herbert, 1880. Small Octavo. Colour-Frontispiece, VIII, 160 pages with 11 full-page chromolithographic illustrations (including frontispiece). Original Hardcover, recently professionally restored with new endpapers. Publisher’s red cloth with gilt lettering on front board. The book is now in protective Mylar. This is an extremely scarce book !
Memoria que en cumplimiento del Precepto Constitucional Presentó al Congreso de la Union en el primer periodo de sus Sesiones el C. Ignacio L. Vallarta (Secretario de Estado y del Despacho de Relaciones Exteriores) / Bound with Appendix I (Anexo I): Anexo al Informe del Agente de Mexico ante la Comision de Reclamaciones (Reclamaciones de D. Jorge L. Hammeken) / Bound with Appendix II (Anexo II): Comision Mixta de Reclamaciones de Mexico y Los Estados-Unidos. Thaddeus Amat, Obispo de Monterey, y Joseph S. Alemany, Arzobispo de San Francisco, Con Mexico //
Mexico, Imprenta de Gonzalo A . Esteva, 1878. Folio. XXVI, 197 pages / Indice I: 17 pages / Indice II: 35 pages / Indice III: 17 pages / Indice IV: 2 pages / Appendix / Anexi: 291 pages. Original Hardcover (half leather). Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Cancelled from the University of London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, this rare publication was bequeathed to the University from the library of Charles Henry Huberich.
Antwerp, Ortelius, . Original hand-coloured engraving. Plate Size: 49.3 cm x 35.3 cm. Sheet Size: 53.1 cm x 42 cm. Original map. Very good condition, with some signs of browning to the outer margins only. Slight creasing to the top right coner of map. Professionally repaired tear to lower centre fold, barely noticeable given the quality of the workmanship. Latin text on reverse.
North America - with Vignettes and illustrations of Cossacks, Esquimaux [sic] Inuit Dog-Sledge, Mount Hekla, Beavers, Falls of Niagara, Convoy of Diamonds, Ancient Monument in Mexico, North American Indians, Wapiti Dear.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 24.2 cm x 35.4 cm. Sheet Size: 27.4 cm x 37.5 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, John Tallis & Company, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Illustrated and Engraved by J. Watkins Plate Size: 32.5 cm x 26 cm. Sheet Size: 37.2 cm x 27.2 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Illustrations by H. Warren and Engraved by J. Rogers. Plate Size: 25 cm x 35 cm. Sheet Size: 27 cm x 37.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
Dominia Anglorum in præcipuis Insulis Americæ ut sunt Insula S. Christophori Antega Iamaica Barbados, nen non Insulæ Bermudes vel Sommers dictæ. / Die Englische Colonie-Laender Auf den Insuln von America und zwar Insuln S. Christophori Antegoa Jamaica Barbados Smt den Ins. Bermudes sonst Sommers gennant.
Nuremberg, Homann Heirs, [c.1740]. Original hand-coloured map. Plate Size: 55.6 cm x 48.7 cm. Sheet Size: 60 cm x 52 cm. Original map. Very good condition. Trace of foxing along sheet edges. Minor open tear with missing material evident to fore edge. Lower margin running out towards left corner. Centre-fold as issued.
Amsterdam, Kircher, [c.1665]. Original copper engraving. Plate Size: 40.2 cm x 34.1 cm. Sheet Size: 37 cm x 39.1 cm. Original Map. Very good condition of an increasingly rare map. Very minor traces of browning to outer margins.
Amsterdam, Kircher, [c.1665]. Original Engraving. Plate Size: 20.1 cm x 33.9 cm. Sheet Size: 24.7 cm x 39 cm. Original Map. Very good condition. Very minor instance of foxing to cartouche. Map is orientated to the North. Dutch text on reverse.
British America (meaning CANADA) - with Vignettes and illustrations of Esquimaux [Sic] (Inuit), Polar Bears, Images of the British Royal Navy vessels Fury and Hecla, Whale Fishing, Seal and a beautiful illustration of Montreal.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 33 cm x 24.6 cm. Sheet Size: 37.4 cm x 27.4 cm. Some fraying to the upper margins. Otherwise in very good condition with a small inkstain to the Montreal image. Beautifully Mounted !
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 32.2 cm x 25 cm. Sheet Size: 37.7 cm x 27.2 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
East Canada and New Brunswick with Vignettes and illustrations of Quebec City and a group of Native Americans. The map shows in detail the area between the Bay of Fundy and the St.Lawrence River, to the West it shows reaches as far as Montreal with Trois-Rivières to the North.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 33.3 cm x 25.5 cm. Sheet Size: 37.5 cm x 27.2 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland with Vignettes and illustrations of Halifax, Cod Fishery of Newfoundland. The Vignettes showing Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island, Anticosti Island and the mouth of the St.Lawrence River. The outher margins of the map beautifully illustrate the importance of the Cod Fishery to these regions by showing Cod on hooks. Also on the map a beautiful, large illustration of a Steamship with the fleet of Cod-Fishers behind it.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 25 cm x 32.5 cm. Sheet Size: 37.5 cm x 27.2 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
United States [of America] with Vignettes and illustrations of the Buffalo Hunt, Penn's Treaty with the Indians, Washington's Monument, Portraits of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin and a very early depiction of the american flag.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 32.8 cm x 24.6 cm. Sheet Size: 37.5 cm x 27.4 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition. Beautifully Framed !
Mexico, California and Texas with Vignettes and illustrations of the Ruins at Uxmal on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexican Peasantry, Gold Washing. Showing also the gold districts of California which subsequently led to the Gold Rush.
London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Plate Size: 33 cm x 25 cm. Sheet Size: 37.6 cm x 27.3 cm. Vintage 19th century map in very good condition.
[Zweite Ausgabe]. Koblenz, Verlegt von J.K.Huber, 1784. Oktav (11 cm x 18 cm). 70 Seiten mit 12 gefalteten Kupfertafeln von Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen. Hardcover / Originaler, schlichter Pappband des 19.Jahrhunderts. Die Bindung berieben und bestossen. Der Buchblock und die Tafeln jedoch komplett, sauber und in sehr gutem Zustand. Das Buch ist sehr selten aber noch seltener in dieser Vollstaendigkeit und Erhaltung. Aus der Bibliothek von Peter Josef Bohlen (1825) und Bernhard Cremer (1948) mit privaten Besitzvermerken auf dem Innendeckel und Vorsatzblatt / Binding rubbed but interior in excellent condition with only very minor signs of wear. Very scarce !
Editioni huic alteri accesserunt fragmenta ordinum naturalium Linnaei. Hamburg, B. Ch. Herold Wwe. [Ch.Heroldi Viduae], 1782. Octavo (13 cm x 19.5 cm). , 396 Seiten mit zwei gefalteten Tabellen. Hardcover / Originaler, dekorativer Halblederband des 19.Jahrhunderts. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur ganz geringen Gebrauchsspuren / Excellent condition with only very minor signs of wear. Very scarce !
Heidelberg, Carl Groos, 1822 Octavo. 140 Seiten. Hardcover / Originaler Pappband des 19.Jahrhunderts. Rueckenschildchen etwas beschaedigt. 1 Lage lose. Sonst sehr guter Zustand mit der oft fehlenden Falttafel. / Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. 1 layer of pages cleanly detached. Otherwise excellent and including the often missing, multiple folding plate.
Halle, “beym Kunsthändler Dreyßig”, . Octavo (10,5 cm x 17 cm). 144 Seiten. Softcover / Originale Broschur des 19.Jahrhunderts. Sehr guter Zustand / Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.
Band 2. Dresden, Gerlach, 1802. Octavo (12 cm x 13,5 cm). 106 Seiten. Enthält 74 Abbildungen in Deutschland gängiger Nutzpflanzen in schönem zeitgenössischem Kolorit, je mit beschreibendem Text und Erklärungen zum Nutzen und der Anwendung. Hardcover / Originaler Pappband der Zeit. Sehr guter Zustand. Bd. 2 der seltenen Reihe, die von 1801-1810 erschien.
Gratz [sic] [Graz], Bei Damian und Sorge, 1847. Octavo (14 cm x 22 cm). 24 Seiten. Softcover / Dekorativ bedruckter Originalumschlag des 19.Jahrhunderts. Sehr guter Zustand. Sehr selten !
Hannover, Klindworth’s Hof-Druckerei, 1878. Octavo (14 cm x 21.7 cm). 32 Seiten. Softcover / Dekorativ bedruckter Originalumschlag des 19.Jahrhunderts. Umschlag mit kleinerem Ausriß (c.3 x 2 cm). Etwas angerändert. Sehr selten !
Fürth, im Bureau fuer Litteratur, 1802. Octavo. 135 Seiten. Softcover / Originale Interimsbroschur des 19.Jahrhunderts. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit altem Stempel. Mit handschriftlicher Korrektur im Text [Salamander statt “Eidechsen und Froesche”] / Ehemaliges Exemplar der koeniglichen Bibliothek der Akademie Schwedens.
St.Petersburg, K.Krajan, 1834. Octavo (13 cm x 20.5 cm). XIII, 142, XXI Seiten mit 1 lithographischen Tafel im Anhang (sauber gespalten aber mit geringem Textverlust). Softcover / Originale Interimsbroschur des 19.Jahrhunderts. Widmungsexemplar des russischen Botanikers Paul Fedorowitsch Horaninow and die Muenchner Vereinigung von Pharmazeuten [″Unioni Pharmaceut. Monacensis”]. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur ganz geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Die Tafel mittig gespalten (ein Teil liegt lose bei). / Excellent condition with only very minor signs of wear. The rare and often missing lithograph cleanly split with ninor text-loss. Very scarce !
Meisterwerke italienischer Geigenbaukunst. Ihre Beschreibung und bisher erzielte Preise / [Translates: "Masterpieces of italian Violin-Building - Their description and known prices so far (c.1932)"] [Mit Zugabe / Includes also: Fridolin Hamma: "Materialkenntnisse und Goldener Schnitt im Geigenbau" [Translates: "Materials and Golden Ratio in Violin-Building"]. With 217 Illustrations.
No.1029 of only 1200 copies ever printed / Eines von nur 1200 Exemplaren. Stuttgart, Hamma & Co., . Quarto (26 cm x 30 cm). , XIII, , 345 pages plus  / With 9 double-page plates showing Violins from all sides. Hardcover / Originales Halbpergament wit Schutzumschlag im Originalschuber / Original quarter Vellum with original dustjacket in publisher’s Slipcase. Besides some minor signs of foxing to the endpaper in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Wenige Stock-Fleckchen auf dem Vorsatz.