2081 - 2468 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, TRANSPORT etc.
- A few foxed spots and some layered ills. loose, otherwise fine.
- Hinges weak. Spines sunned.
= Multi-layered coloured plates of "Model of 15 H.-P. motor car chassis (Wolseley)", "The precision water cooled 31/2 H.-P. engine (Green's patent)" and "Model of the Blic magneto".
- Pastedowns loose(ning)/ lacking. A fine set.
= Bierens de Haan 3472 (1st ed., 1738); Bibliotheca Mechanica p.232 (French transl. 1739): "One of the best 18th-cent. introductions to Newtonian physics, this book is filled with interesting experiments and problems. The first part is devoted to general mechanics, hydrostatics, electricity, and magnetism, while the second part treats of optics, acoustics, comets, and winds, (...)." The final 8 pages contain "Lyst der natuurkundige, wiskundige, anatomische, en chirurgische instrumenten, welke by Jan van Musschenbroek, te vinden zyn te Leiden." (Bierens de Haan 3474 (French transl.)).
- Upper joint split. Internally fine. = Bierens de Haan 3502.
- Two sm. stamps on recto and verso title and final blank.
= Bierens de Haan 3494; Wheeler Gift 312a; DSB IX, p.596.
- Occas. sl. (finger)soiled; some brown stains on pastedowns and endpapers. Bindings worn/ sl. dam.; lacks portion of backstrip vol. II.
= Bierens de Haan 3500.
- Seven leaves formally stuck together, mainly only visible in blank margin, 1x w. damage in black and white illustration. Slipcase sl. stained.
- Binding vol. 1 trifle chipped and w. some pinholes; binding vol. 2 sl. faded and sl. stained/ soiled. Contents fine.
AND 5 others in 7 vols., i.a. E. MICHAEL and R. SCHULZ, Führer für Pilzfreunde (Leipsic, 1927, 3 vols., 386 chromolithogr. plates, ills., orig. unif. gilt cl. w. mounted ill.) and P. DUMÉE, Petit atlas de poche des champignons comestibles et vénéneux (Paris, 1902, 36 chromolithogr. plates, ills., orig. cl.).
- Upper portion cut from title-p. of text vol.; frontflap portfolio loose.
Brandenburger, W. Parasitische Pilze an Gefäßpflanzen in Europa. Stuttg./ New York, G. Fischer, 1985, XXI,(1),1248,(2)p., ills., orig. boards. - AND 5 others, i.a. R.W.G. DENNIS, British Ascomycetes (Vaduz, 1982, (col.) plates, orig. boards); IDEM and E.M. WAKEFIELD, Common British Fungi (Hindhead, 1981, col. plates, ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr.) and R. SINGER, The Agaricales in modern taxonomy (Weinheim, 1962, plates, orig. cl.).
= Nicely illustrated memorial volume.
- Trifle foxed; one plate sm. tear on fold; some occas. scattered sm. stains; old owner's entries on upper pastedown and first and last free endpaper (i.a. "Peter Harwood His Book 1758"). Rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip.
= Classic handbook on navigation first published in 1686. Maggs IV, 2294; NHSM II, p.677; Houzeau/ Lancaster 10741.
- Bookseller's ticket on upper pastedown. Upper joint split; binding worn. Contents fine.
= Dechales's text outlines, with ample illustrations, the practical principles of navigation and includes an introductory chronological bibliography on the subject in the preliminary leaves. Included are references to Simon Stevin, Snell, Fournier, Riccioli, Schott, Zamorano, Apianus and García de Céspedes. Rare. Bell D93; Houzeau & Lancaster 10717. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE C.
- Sl. foxed. Frontcover detached; binding worn.
= In this posthumously published work Newton attempts to determine the dates of ancient events from astronomical considerations and indicates the manner in which astronomy might be used to verify the views on the chronological points derived in the main from Ptolemy, which were held in his time. Babson 214. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE C.
- Wrappers sl. worn.
= The auction catalogue of the famous sale of Newton manuscripts which contained his controversial views on alchemy and religion. The first 46 lots with contemp. marginal annotations in pencil of sale results with the buyer's names. Very rare.
- Vol. 2 w. heraldic bookplate on upper pastedown and sl. wormholed at the beginning. Joints and spine-ends rubbed (and splitting); corners showing.
= One of the most important Newtonian commentaries, which also helped establish Willem Jacob 's Gravesande's reputation as a scientist. Bierens de Haan 1809; DSB V, p.510. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CI.
- All vols. library stamp on first free endpaper; occas. trifle foxed. Sm. shelf ticket on spines; covers sl. chafed.
- From the library of C.W. Opzoomer, signed and w. manuscript poem in pen and ink on first free endpaper; paper ticket mounted on upper pastedown; one plate torn on fold. Vellum trifle soiled; loosening at turn-ins.
= Cf. Van der Linde, Spinoza 106; Bibl. Med. Neerl. 522; Caillet 8009 (French ed.); Bierens de Haan 3561. Main work of this follower of Descartes and opponent of Spinoza.
- Three small tickets mounted on spine; sl. worn along extremities.
= Garrison/ Morton 5893: "Donders's greatest work, the basis for all succeeding studies of the subject and a classic of physiological studies." The new Sydenham Society XXII.
- Some sl. occas. foxing. Binding trifle soiled. A good/ fine copy.
= Hoogendoorn Hartsoe01D; Bierens de Haan 1926; Poggendorff I, p.1026; DSB VI, p.148f. Rare and important work on optics, containing an early image of a spermatozoon (p.226), which Hartsoeker discovered in 1674 (before Antoni van Leeuwenhoek made his discoveries) and which he believed to contain a preformed fetus. Nicolaas Hartsoeker (1656-1725), "A gifted autodicact in the natural sciences. Went to Paris with Christiaan Huygens in 1678. Established himself as an instrument maker in Rotterdam in 1679 and in Paris in 1684. (...) In 1704 he was appointed court mathematician to the Elector of Palatinate And professor in Heidelberg (...)" (Hoogendoorn p.454). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CI.
- One vol. lower edge frontcover sl. sunned. Otherwise fine.
= Both vols. one of 500 numb. copies bound in Japanese style. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CI.