2101 - 2230 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY etc.
- Very fine copy. Binding a few trifle rubbed spots along extremities.
= Beautiful trade-catalogue of one of the foremost makers of coaches and calèches in France. The plates are numbered 201-228 (incl. 2 "bis" plates) and show i.a. "Drag (Mail-Coach)", "Grand Breack", "Omnibus, siège breack, à 2 chevaux", "Calèche à 8 ressorts, forme bateaux", "Mylord, forme carrée", "Milord, forme bateaux", "Dorsay", "Landaulet à 2 places", "Landau à 2 chevaux, forme bateaux", "Breack wagonette", "Phaéton à 2 chevaux", "Phaéton de dame" and "Tilbury à capote". With 2 loosely inserted lithographed letters addressed to "Monsieur J.J. Maria Van Heel Rotterdam" (dated 1884 and 1886) and inviting his client to order new coaches. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LI.
= Very fine and rare copy of an early trade-catalogue of the Binder firm, presenting 32 models of various coaches, omnibuses, coupés, Laudau's, Phaétons and Tilburies, the illustrations numbered "32" to "51". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LI.
- All vols. occas. sl. foxed; 2nd vol. a few sl. lvs. browned. Bindings fine.
= Zischka p.208 (other eds.). "His most important work was his Dictionnaire raisonné universel d'histoire naturelle, first published in five volumes in 1764. Four enlarged editions of this work subsequently appeared, the last in fifteen volumes in 1800. Valmont de Bomare's Dictionnaire was highly successful in encouraging the popular study of natural history, and it served as a model for all similar works" (DSB XIII, p.565).
- Dustwr. worn. = First edition of the standard work on scrimshaw.
AND 1 other.
- Fine set.
= Nissen, ZBI 133. Vol. 1 contains mammals and birds. Vol. 2 contains amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE L.
- Wrappers dam./ lacking; a few tears in folds.
- Vol.8 lacks bookmark. Dustwrapper sl. creased. Otherwise fine.
= Includes the following vols.: 1. De sprinkhanen en krekels van Nederland; 4. De Nederlandse libellen; 7. De dagvlinders van Nederland; 8. De Nederlandse zweefvliegen; 9. De amfibieën en reptielen van Nederland; 10. De Nederlandse biodiversiteit; 11. De Nederlandse bijen.
- Lacks vol. 9: Bats. Fine set.