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70 2467 Adams G 70 2467 Adams G
70/2467 Adams, G. Geometrical and graphical essays, containing, a description of the mathematical instruments used in geometry, civil and military surveying, levelling, and perspective (...). Ed. W. Jones. London, J. Dillon and Co. for W. and S. Jones, 1797, 2nd enl. and corr. ed., engr. frontisp., (4),VI,(6),518,(1)textp., and 14,(2) (publ. cat.)p., 34 fold. engr. plates, contemp. calf w. black mor. letterpiece.

- Partly sl. foxed; two plates lack sm. portion of one corner (1x affecting image); owner's entry on title-p. Binding worn/ rubbed; top of spine sl. dam./ chipped.

€ (200-300)
70 2468 Anatomy  Diderot D and d'Alembert J 70 2468 Anatomy Diderot D and d'Alembert J
70/2468 [Anatomy]. Diderot, D. and d'Alembert, J. Anatomie. (Paris, publ.?, ±1760), (22)textp., 33 engr. plates, modern cl., folio.

- Most plates sl. fingersoiled in margins; textpages trifle foxed.

= Instalment from the first edition of the Encyclopédie. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.

€ (120-150) 140
70 2469 Anglais J 70 2469 Anglais J
70 2469 Anglais J 70 2469 Anglais J
70 2469 Anglais J 70 2469 Anglais J
70/2469 Anglais, J. Bau und Zergliederung der wichtigsten Tierklassen. Berlin, Hugo Bermühler,1907, 5 parts in 1 vol., 5 chromolithogr. plates w. volvelles, orig. clothbacked boards, sm. 4to.

- A few sm. parts repaired w. tape. Spine-ends worn; frontcover unevenly sunned.

= Showing the following animals: the frog, the crayfish, the mouse, the roman snail, the leech.

€ (50-70) 50
70 2470 Angling  Diderot D and d'Alembert J 70 2470 Angling Diderot D and d'Alembert J
70/2470 [Angling]. Diderot, D. and d'Alembert, J. Pêches, Pêches de mer, Pêches de rivières, Fabrique de filets &c. (Paris, publ.?, ±1760), (9)textp., 35 engr. plates, modern cl., folio (fine).

= Instalment from the first edition of the Encyclopédie. Nice set of plates, showing various types of fishing (with nets, angling, by night etc.) and many of the industries surrounding fishery: the repairing of nets, the drying of fish, the making of hooks etc. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.

€ (300-500) 300
70/2471 Angling  Fishing cast compendium 70/2471 Angling Fishing cast compendium
70/2471 Angling  Fishing cast compendium 70/2471 Angling Fishing cast compendium
70/2471 [Angling]. Fishing cast compendium, 18th cent., carved wood winder w. revolving central cilindrical holder in seperate screwed-on sections, holding 2 lines (one w. hook), lead pieces and a very small float, within a contemp. cilindrical gilt calf paper-maché holder w. lid (height 14,7 cm.).

= A travel compendium or fishing set with all the necessary items to cast a line, very rare to find in such complete state. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.

€ (500-700) 500
70/2472 Annales de Chimie et de Physique  Second series  vol 37 and 42 / Fifth series vol 10 13 15 and 20 70/2472 Annales de Chimie et de Physique Second series vol 37 and 42 / Fifth series vol 10 13 15 and 20
70/2472 Annales de Chimie et de Physique. (Second series), vol. 37 and 42./ Fifth series, vol. 10, 13, 15 and 20. Paris, Crochard etc., 1828-1880, 6 vols., (fold.) (photo)engr. plates/ tables, woodengr. ills., contemp. unif. cl. w. mor. letterpiece (2x)/ contemp. unif. gilt hmor. (4x).

- Some foxing. Second series bindings sl. worn.

= Wing Easton A235. Containing i.a. early articles on the invention of the telephone (1878).

AND 1 other.

€ (70-90)
70 2473 Astronomy  Becvar a 70 2473 Astronomy Becvar a
70/2473 [Astronomy]. Becvar, a. Atlas eclipticalis 1950.0 Prague, Publishing House of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1974, 2nd ed., (2)p., 32 double-p. maps, orig. ringbound boards, folio.

- Three maps w. tear. Boards w. sm. stains.

= The atlas contains 32 maps showing the sky between +30 and -30 degrees.

€ (70-90)
70 2474 Astronomy  Bode J E 70 2474 Astronomy Bode J E
70/2474 [Astronomy]. Bode, J.E. Handleiding tot de beschouwing van de Sterren-Hemel dienende om den stand der vaste Sterren, even gemakkelyk als door mondelinge onderrichting, te leeren kennen; Waar achter Een aanwyzing van den stand en de beweeging der Planeeten en der Maane voor 24 agter een volgende Jaaren. Haarlem, J. Bosch, 1779, XIV,XII,390,(4),391-733p., 20 fold. engr. plates, contemp. hcl.

- One fold. plate sl. creased in outer margin. Otherwise contents fine. Lacks backstrip and frontcover loose.

= Rare, complete Dutch translation of Bode's Anleitung zur Kenntniß des gestirnten Himmels (Berlin/ Leipsic, 1778). Houzeau/ Lancaster II, 9261.

€ (100-150) 100
70 2475 Astronomy  Caus S de 70 2475 Astronomy Caus S de
70 2475 Astronomy  Caus S de 70 2475 Astronomy Caus S de
70/2475 [Astronomy]. Caus, S. de. La pratique et demonstration des horloges solaires. Avec un discours sur les proportions, tiré de la raisons de la 35. Propositions du premier livre d'Euclide, & autres raisons & Proportions, & l'usage de la Sphere Plate. Paris, H. Droüart, 1624, (20),80p., woodcut ill. on title-p., num. woodcut (2x engr.) ills. (9x w. movable parts), contemp. vellum, folio.

- Partly waterstained in margins; a few lvs. w. tear in margin (occas. into text); title-p. partly doubled and w. closed tear; a few lvs. mounted on new stubs and w. sl. dam. blank inner margin; sm. libr. stamp (Bibliotheca Sancti Pauli Oosterholt) on title-p. and on verso final text leaf; bookplates on upper pastedown (F.C.G. Comte de Kuijpers seignr. de Rijmenam and le Vicomte Obert de Thieusies); owner's entries on first free endpaper (illegible and/ or crossed out), on title-p. (J.P. Allard (dated 1867)) and on final pastedown (François Joseph Duraij). Upper hinge splitting; vellum creased and with some small stains; lacks ties.

= Houzeau/ Lancaster I/2, 11432; Macclesfield Sale lot 498. Rare work on sundials.

€ (1.000-1.500) 1800
70 2476 Astronomy  Euler L 70 2476 Astronomy Euler L
70 2476 Astronomy  Euler L 70 2476 Astronomy Euler L
70/2476 [Astronomy]. Euler, L. Theoria motuum planetarum et cometarum. Berlin, A. Haude, (1744), 1st ed., 187[=184]p., engr. frontisp. by F.H. FRITSCH, 4 engr. fold plates, later boards.

- Erroneously paginated but complete; lower outer blank margin first 6 lvs. frayed; partly waterstained.

= Houzeau & Lancaster 11948; Poggendorff I, p.689. In the present work Euler gives "the solutions of the main problems of theoretical astronomy dealing with the structure, nature, motion and action of comets and planets. With regard to the theory of perturbed motion of celestial bodies, Euler formulated the perturbation theory in general terms so that it can be used to solve the mathematical problem of dynamic models and particular problems of theoretical astronomy (...) He gave an extensive mathematical treatment of the problem of improving approximations of orbits within the framework of the two-body problem and taking perturbations into account. In his Theoria motuum planetarum et cometarum published in 1744, Euler gave a complete mathematical treatment of the two-body problem consisting of a planet and the Sun." (Debnath, The Legacy of Leonhard Euler, p. 364). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.

€ (800-1.000) 850
70 2477 Astronomy  Lansbergen P 70 2477 Astronomy Lansbergen P
70 2477 Astronomy  Lansbergen P 70 2477 Astronomy Lansbergen P
70 2477 Astronomy  Lansbergen P 70 2477 Astronomy Lansbergen P
70/2477 [Astronomy]. Lansbergen, P. Bedenckingen op den dagelijckschen, ende jaerlijckschen loop van den aerdt-kloot, mitsgaders op de ware af-beeldinge des sienelijcken hemels, daer in de wonderbare wercken Godts worden ontdekt. Dordrecht, H. van Esch, 1650, (14),103p., 12 text ills. and 1 fold. plate, contemp. vellum, sm. 4to.

- Upper pastedown and a few lvs repaired w. paper; a few lvs. w. portion torn off or a tear; sl. (finger)soiled, mostly in margins; some lvs. w. sm. wormhole near inner margin; hinges weak. Binding sl. soiled; a few waterstains on frontcover; lacks portion of backstrip at lower corner.

= Cf. Bierens de Haan 2666; cf. Poggendorff I 1373. ''In his Progymnasmatum astronomiae restitutae de motu solis (Middelberg, 1619) Van Lansberge taught the probability of the earth's motion according to the Copernican doctrine; the same is true of Bedenckingen op den dagelyckschen , ende jaerlyckschen loop van den aerdt-kloot (Middelberg, 1629), translated into Latin by M. Hortensius as Commentationes in motum terrae diurnum, et annuum (Middelberg, 1630)'' p.28 DSB.

€ (600-800)
70 2478 Astronomy  Littrow J J von and Sommer J G 70 2478 Astronomy Littrow J J von and Sommer J G
70 2478 Astronomy  Littrow J J von and Sommer J G 70 2478 Astronomy Littrow J J von and Sommer J G
70/2478 [Astronomy]. Littrow, J.J. von and Sommer, J.G. Tafereel van het heel-al. Onderhoudende beschrijving van het uitspansel en den aardbol. The Hague, K. Fuhri, 1848-1849, 4 parts in 3 vols., XIV,679; (10),413,(2); XII,348; VIII,179,(1),67(index)p., num. woodengr. ills., contemp. unif. gilt hcalf, 4to.

- Occas. sl. foxed. Backstrips sl. rubbed; paper over covers sl. worn/ chafed.

= Cf. Houzeau/ Lancaster I, 9284.

€ (60-80) 60
70 2479 Astronomy  Sacrobosco J de 70 2479 Astronomy Sacrobosco J de
70 2479 Astronomy  Sacrobosco J de 70 2479 Astronomy Sacrobosco J de
70 2479 Astronomy  Sacrobosco J de 70 2479 Astronomy Sacrobosco J de
70 2479 Astronomy  Sacrobosco J de 70 2479 Astronomy Sacrobosco J de
70 2479 Astronomy  Sacrobosco J de 70 2479 Astronomy Sacrobosco J de
70/2479 [Astronomy]. Sacrobosco, J. de. Sphaera emendata. Antwerp, Apud Ioannem Bellerum, 1573, (16),292p., woodcut printer's vignette, num. woodcut ills. (1x w. movable parts), contemp. limp vellum.

- Heavily annotated copy in a contemp. hand. One woodcut (p.16) lacks movable parts and all other movable parts loose; upper hinge broken (first few quires loosening); sl. waterstained in lower blank margin, not affecting text; lvs. occas. dogeared; final leaf dam. along margins and loose. Spine dam.; vellum darkened; backcover lacks upper corner.

= Adams H 733. "Sacrobosco's fame rests firmly on his De Sphaera, a small work based on Ptolemy and his Arabic commentators, published about 1220 and antedating the De sphaera of Grosseteste. It was quite generally adopted as the fundamental astronomy text, for often it was so clear that it needed little or no explanation (...) There are only four chapters to the work (...) After Manilius' Astronomica, The Sphere was the first printed book on astronomy (Ferrara, 1472) (...) For eighty years after Barocius in 1570 had pointed out some eighty-four errors, The Sphere was still studied, and in the seventheeth century it served as a manual of astronomy in some German and Low Countries schools. Often it appeared with commentaries by the most distinguished scholars of the time". (DSB XII, p.61). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.

€ (400-600) 400
70 2480 Astronomy  Thomas C  70 2480 Astronomy Thomas C
70 2480 Astronomy  Thomas C  70 2480 Astronomy Thomas C
70 2480 Astronomy  Thomas C  70 2480 Astronomy Thomas C
70 2480 Astronomy  Thomas C  70 2480 Astronomy Thomas C
70/2480 [Astronomy]. (Thomas, C.). (Mercurii philosophici firmamentum firmianum descriptionem et usum globi artificialis coelestis). (Frankf. a.M. etc., n.publ., 1730), (6),212p., 19 (of 84) handcol. engr. maps/ plates, textill., later vellum, obl. 8vo.

- Lacks the title-p., frontisp. and 65 maps/ plates; the maps/ plates occas. partly (vaguely) waterstained; otherwise contents fine. Binding fine.

= Honeyman Collection VII, 2975; Houzeau/ Lancaster I, 9748; Poggendorff II, p.1096. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.

€ (600-800)
70 2481 Astronomy  Valk G 70 2481 Astronomy Valk G
70/2481 [Astronomy]. Valk, G. 't Werkstellige der Sterre-konst, Zoo na de Eerste, als de Tweede beweeging, Mitsgaders van de toestand des aard-kloots, In 't gebruyk van der zelver hemel en aard-globen; Beneffens de bysondere nieuwen planeten-wyzer (...). Amst., G. Valk "in de Wakkeren Hont", n.d. (±1700), (6),140p., engr. frontisp., 3 (of 4) fold. plates, contemp. hroan, sm. 4to.

- Lacks 1 fold. plate; first few leaves trifle waterstained; fold. plates sl. frayed; one fold. plate cut sl. short.

= Houzeau/ Lancaster 9732 (dating 1695).

€ (150-250)
70 2482 Aviation  Joukowski N 70 2482 Aviation Joukowski N
70/2482 [Aviation]. Joukowski, N. Bases théoriques de l'aeronautique. Aérodynamique. Cours professé à l'École Impériale Technique de Moscou. French transl. S. Drzewiecki. Paris, Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1916, 1st ed., XVIII,230p., ills. and diagrams, orig. wr., 4to.

- Scattered library (cancel) stamps, i.a. "Bibliotheek Koninklijk Instituut van ingenieurs (...) Den Haag" at beginning and end and mainly on title-p. Backstrip dam. and partly worn away; frontwr. loose.

= Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky (1847-1921) was a Russian scientist, mathematician and engineer, and one of the founding fathers of modern aero- and hydrodynamics.

€ (30-50)
70/2483 Aviation  Londen Melbourne race 1934 Nederland vliegt met de Uiver 70/2483 Aviation Londen Melbourne race 1934 Nederland vliegt met de Uiver
70/2483 [Aviation]. "Londen-Melbourne race 1934. Nederland vliegt met de "Uiver"". Private album consisting of ±65 mounted (newspaper) clippings and a few loosely inserted items, contemp. wr. w. mounted manuscript title-piece.

= Charming album assembled by a contemporary aviation enthousiast. The London-Melbourne race was held on 20-23 October 1934. The Dutch KLM aircraft De Uiver finished second.

ADDED 2 others: a small commemorative earthenware plate w. "Holland O. Indië K.L.M. 1933. Versnelde Kerstvlucht 18-22 Dec. (...)" and a KLM routemap Amsterdam-Batavia.

€ (40-60) 50
70/2484 Aviation  Small collection of photographs and postal documents on air mail and inaugural/ first flights 70/2484 Aviation Small collection of photographs and postal documents on air mail and inaugural/ first flights
70/2484 [Aviation]. Small collection of photographs and postal documents on air mail and inaugural/ first flights, i.a. all but one 1920's and 1930's, Dutch and foreign.

= I.a. first flight cover (envelope) of San Juan to Paramaribo, 1929 (w. Charles Lindbergh stamp), first flight cover of Fcam 6 (from Cuba to Florida and to Porto Rico, w. Charles Lindbergh stamp), mail cover w. stamps for the official opening of the Newark airport in New Jersey in 1929 (w. a post stamp of the international civil aeronautics conference in 1928), first flight cover of the air mail line between Java and Australia (1931), the famous Dutch flight of the Pelikaan (record flight in 1933), Pander postjager (first and only flight, 1933), De Uiver during the race to Melbourne (1934, stamp dated in Batavia), first transatlantic flight cover of the KLM with the Snip (1934), first flight cover Java-Borneo (february 1936), first flight cover Canada Air Mail, Rae to Fort Resolution 1932 and first flight cover of the Concorde from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 1976. And various envelopes w. air mail stamps from Brasil, Costa Rica, Congo, India, Indochine (Vietnam), Cuba, Nicaragua, Paraguay. And with accompanying photographs of aeroplanes and their crew.

€ (100-150) 160
70 2485 Boerhaave H  Swieten G van 70 2485 Boerhaave H Swieten G van
70 2485 Boerhaave H  Swieten G van 70 2485 Boerhaave H Swieten G van
70/2485 [Boerhaave, H.]. Swieten, G. van. Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos de Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis. Paris, G. Cavelier, 1769-1773, 3rd ed., 5 vols., contemp. unif. gilt calf w. 2 mor. letterpieces, 4to.

- Lacks the portrait; all vols. w. new endpapers; a few foxed spots; vol. 2 sl. waterstained. Top of spine of vol. 2, 3 and 4 chipped. Still an attractively bound set.

= G. van Swieten was a medical student of H. Boerhaave. During Boerhaave's lectures, van Swieten adapted an existing shorthand system to medical language, so his lecture notes reflect Boerhaave's presentation closely. Their mutual respect led Boerhaave to show his most interesting private cases to van Swieten. At various times Boerhaave stated that van Swieten would be the most suitable person to succeed him as a professor. Due to their very close relation, van Swieten considered it his life-work as a medical writer to commentate on Boerhaave's Aphorisms. "The Commentaria, which greatly contributed to the dissemination of Boerhaave's ideas beyond the circles of his pupils, was reprinted many times and was translated into four languages." (DSB XIII, p.181f). Bibl. Walleriana 9393; Wellcome V, p.219; Hirsch-H. V, p.590f; Lindeboom p.48.

€ (50-70) 110
70/2486 Botany  Almanach der Kruid kunde 70/2486 Botany Almanach der Kruid kunde
70/2486 Botany  Almanach der Kruid kunde 70/2486 Botany Almanach der Kruid kunde
70/2486 [Botany]. (Almanach der Kruid-kunde). Complete series of 42 handcol. engr. plates, 1799-1802, showing flowers and other botanical illustrations, each ±8,7x13,2 cm., all mounted in contemp. hcalf, Amst., gebr. Diederichs.

- Sl. foxed, mostly in margins and on pastedowns. Boards worn, mostly along extremities; spine-ends dam.

= Plates from a rare miniature herbal for ladies in the shape of an almanac by Johan Carl Krauss (1759-1826), German professor of Medicine in Leiden. The almanac appeared between 1799 and 1802.

€ (100-150) 190
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