2081 - 2468 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, TRANSPORT etc.
- Upper hinge broken; frontisp. loosening; new endpapers. Upper joint split; lower joint starting; binding sl. worn along extremities.
- Occas. waterst. in inner margin (a few pages worse); partly unopened. Binding worn; top of spine dam.
= Bierens de Haan p.64. Incl. M. Lefrançais Lalande, Catalogus van de 600 voornaamste sterren zigtbaar te Parys, berekend voor den 1 January 1800, naar de nieuwste waarnemingen (20p.).
- Lacks 1st text leaf (w. dedication to Charles V) and (as often) the final 2 errata lvs.; partly sl. foxed and fingersoiled.
= Adams H738; Houzeau/ Lancaster I, 1662; Sabin 32677. First edition of the Italian translation of De Sacrobosco's Sphera. The woodcuts include two early depictions of the American continent on a globe. "Édition des plus rares" (Houzeau/ Lancaster). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIV.
- Partly (sl.) waterst.; sl. fingersoiled; library ticket and stamp on first endpaper. Library tickets on frontcover and spine.
= Ad 1: Bierens de Haan 1690. Ad 2: Mottelay p.144; Caillet 10983. Rare treatise, relating of the new steeple of the Notre Dame de Chartres, which was found in a highly magnetic heavy coating of rust after a severe wind and rain storm in 1690. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIV.
- Sl. foxed almost throughout; occas. sl. yellowed; both vols. bookplate on upper pastedown. Leather over backstrips dry and sl. worn; corners rubbed; letterpiece of vol. 1 dam.
= Plate 113 bound between plates 92 and 94. Originally publ. in 1720-1725. Bierens de Haan 1806; cf. Honeyman Coll. IV, 1541 (1st ed.); Poggendorff I, p.944. DSB V, p.510ff: "(...) The scientific reputation of 's Gravesande is enshrined in this book, which he constantly corrected and amplified in later editions. (...) his Mathematical Elements of Physics [the English translation published in 1720-1721], was easily the most influential book of its kind, at least before 1750. (...) The strength of his exposition was in his perfection of the method of justifying scientific truths either by self-evidence or by appeal to experimental verification in the manner already begun by Keill and Desaguliers, perfected by him through the design of many new instruments constructed by the instrument maker Jan van Musschenbroek (...)." Many of these instruments are illustrated on the plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- Occas. trifle foxed.
= Originally publ. in 1720-1725. Bierens de Haan 1806; cf. Honeyman Coll. IV, 1541 (1st ed.); Poggendorff I, p.944. DSB V, p.510ff: "(...) The scientific reputation of 's Gravesande is enshrined in this book, which he constantly corrected and amplified in later editions. (...) his Mathematical Elements of Physics [the English translation published in 1720-1721], was easily the most influential book of its kind, at least before 1750. (...) The strength of his exposition was in his perfection of the method of justifying scientific truths either by self-evidence or by appeal to experimental verification in the manner already begun by Keill and Desaguliers, perfected by him through the design of many new instruments constructed by the instrument maker Jan van Musschenbroek (...)." Many of these instruments are illustrated on the plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIV.
- The plates occas. (sl.) yellowed and foxed; text vols. partly sl. foxed and spines sunned. Bindings trifle rubbed.
= Nissen, ZBI 4516.
- Binding sl. worn.
= PMM 377: "Experimental proof by Hertz of the Faraday-Maxwell hypothesis." ; DSB VI, 346: "The papers "report a series of 'more qualitative experiments carried out by Hertz in 1888 on the analogy between electricity and light waves', in which he showed that electromagnetic waves are longer than light, but like light can be refracted, reflected, and polarized"; Dibner 71: "This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communication, television, and radar".
AND 2 others: the 3rd vol. of Hertz' Gesammelte Werke (ibid., 1894, contemp hcl.) and Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Jubelband. Ed. Poggendorf (ibid., 1874, contemp. hcalf).
- Spines sl. sunned.
= Pierre Duhem is regarded as having created the field of the history of medieval science. During his research into the origins of statics he encountered medieval scientists, as Nicole Oresme, whom he consequently regarded as the founders of modern science in opposition to the tendency of the time to regard the Medieval times as dark and unfruitful. DSB IV, p. 225-233: "Duhem was that rare, not to say unique, scientist whose contributions to the philosophy of science, the historiography of science, and science itself (in thermodunamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, and physical chemistry) were of profound importance on a fully professional level in all three disciplines."
- Lacks plates 18 and 42; plate 23 loosely inserted and trimmed to the borders; plate 3 sm. waterstain in lower blank margin; engr. title sl. frayed and duststained in blank margins and w. two folds in image. Contents fine. Binding worn along extremities.
= The rare Zürich edition of this lavishly illustrated work, first published in 1727. Apart from many plates accompanied by letterpress instructions on all manner of horseriding, the work opens with a series of 7 attractive plates of various horse breeds and their characteristics ("l'Andaloux", "le Barbe", "l'Allemand", "Napolitain", "Cheval Anglois", "Cheval Turc", and "l'Arabe"). Menessier de la Lance I, p.438 note; cf. Nissen, ZBI 1264; Lipperheide Tc 41. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- Lacks the engr. frontisp.; one plate w. tear into image; title-p. lacks sm. portion of outer lower corner; partly sl. wormholed. Binding heavily worn.
= Cf. Menessier de la Lance p.527.
- Occas. trifle foxed; a few inevitable sm. tears in the fold. plates; bookplate on upper pastedown. Upper hinge strengthened.
= Rare early work on trapping, netting and fishing (first published Paris, 1660). Thiébaud p.408f; Schwerdt I, p.181; Souhart p.636; Jeanson 233. The final part is titled Traité très-utile de la chasse. Pour facilement prendre toute sorte de gibier pour les quatre saisons de l'année, by Charles Strosse. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
- Flimsies occas. creased. Cloth sl. rubbed.
= Sumptuous publication by the Mimard & Blachon Directeurs de la Manufacture Française d'Armes et Cycles.
AND another by the same w. binding in poor condition: Les Chiens de chasse et la théorie de la chasse (ibid., (1896), num. chromolithogr. full-p. ills., later cl., orig. wr. pres., 4to).
- Sl. foxed. Covers sl. rubbed/ soiled. Good/ fine copy.
= Nice plates of various breeds of sporting dogs, as well as 3 plates with rifles, 1 plate depicting the arms factories at Saint-Étienne and 2 advertising plates.
AND 1 other: P. MÉGNIN, Le chien, hygiène, histoire, médecine (Paris, 1883, 2nd ed., engr. plates, contemp. gilt hmor., large 8vo).
- Partly trifle yellowed. Spine-ends professionally restored.
= The 18th cent. much enl. version of the famous "La maison rustique" by Charles Estienne and Jean Liebault, first published in Latin in 1554, in French 1564.
- Htitles and title-p. library stamps and sm. annots.; occas. sl. foxed. All vols. traces of library ticket in upper corner frontcover; corners sl. bumped; a few spine-ends sl. dam. (3x repaired); vol. 1 upper joint splitting.
- Upper hinge nearly broken; 2 lvs. (w. full-p. ills.) loose; partly waterstained in lower margin; bookblock shaken.
= Ad 1. Seventeenth century Dutch translation of the Praedium rusticum by Charles Etienne, first publ. in Paris 1554. Cf. Pritzel 2746. Ad 2. Cf. Springer p.28-29 (other eds.); Landwehr, Ned. Kookboek 19-2; Bibl. Gastronomica 3691; cf. Hunt 314 and 317. Early edition of this charming, frequently reprinted work on gardening, garden architecture, husbandry, veterinary medicine, beekeeping and cooking. The first part on garden-architecture was written by Jan van der Groen, the gardener of the Prince of Orange. The other parts were written by Pieter Nylandt, wellknown Amsterdam physician and pharmacist. The second part deals with the work that has to be done each month in the garden. The third part is devoted to (veterinary) home-medicine, beekeeping and cooking, with 3 fine half-page title-engravings. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
- Lacks the portrait; partly yellowed. Binding sl. rubbed and stained.
= Bierens de Haan 2238; Houzeau/ Lancaster 3428; Hoogendoorn Huy20. The first collected edition by W.J. 's-Gravesande containing several of Huygens' most famous works, i.a. dealing with clocks, the rings of Saturn, geometry and optics. From the library of Bob Luza, with his bookplate on upper pastedown. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
- Cloth sl. discol. = In very good condition. The hydrometer measures the relative density of liquids.
- Some foxing. Binding rubbed and sl. worn.
= Westwood & Satchell p.35; Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 16. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.