Liber chronicarum. Nürnberg: Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 12. July 1493. Imperial Folio (430 x 305 mm). 325 (of 328) leaves (bound without first and final two blank leaves). Woodcut title, double-page maps and more than 1800 hand-colored woodcut illustrations printed from 645 blocks by Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and their workshop, including Albrecht Dürer. Fol. I opening with a 14-line initial in blue, on a punched gold ground within green and red frame, with marginal extensions comprising interwining sprays and flowers in green, blue and pink in typical Koberger style; fol. CCLXVII with an 8-line opening initial finished in the same style. The opening initial of the table painted in red and blue with extending penwork, paragraph opening initials painted in red or red and blue. The text Rubricated throughout, with a few paragraph opening initials painted in red and capital strokes in red. Restored and recased in contemporary blind-tooled goatskin over thick wooden boards of the Cologne "Madonna II" workshop.** Brass clasps and catches preserved (leather straps gone), outer corners protected by brass fittings, spine rebacked preserving most of the original material, boards with patches restored. The printed paper with some spotting and thumbing, minor browning and some marginal pale dampstaining in places (the table at end stronger), minor marginal worming to last leaves, a few old ink annotations. Corner-damage to f.10, large tear to f.91 and repaired tear to f.183, soiling and marginal repairs to f.291. The double-page map of Europe soiled at margins and with minor repair. Title spotted and soiled, with marginal repairs and old inscription. A few leaves trimmed close at upper margin touching or slightly shaving headline. A full-page engraved family tree after A. Birnbaum (c. 1660) of Johann Georg I. of Saxony with city-view of Johanngeorgenstadt pasted on blank verso of f.266; f.169v with ink-cancelled paragraph; ff. 2, 5, 7 and the 3 foliated blanks supplied from another copy, ff. 2, 5 and 7 with typical Koberger coloring. Provenances: Old inscriptions to title page "Ex Bibliotheca P. Zacharias Pieschel", a further illegible gothic inscription below and a paper snippet pasted at lower right corner; further inscribed "ex libris Equitis à Schönfeld" on paper strip mounted on front-pastedown, two paper snippets pasted below inscribed "Ex Collectione Incunabilis Principis à Wallensten," manuscript notes on title verso. From the library of Sandor Wolf.*
Sachgebiete: Geschichte, Inkunabeln, Kartographie
[SCHILTBÜRGERBUCH] GIMBEL, Aleph Beth, Pseudo-Anonymous, [Author unknown]
Only two copies known with no copy in German speaking countries! Der Schiltbürger : Wunderselzame abentheurliche unerhörte und bissher unbeschribene geschichten und thaten der obgemelten Schiltbürger in Misnopotamia hinder Utopia gelegen : Itzundt also frisch männiglichen zu ehrlicher zeit verkürtzung aus unbekanten authoren zu sammen getragen und aus utopischer auch rohtwelscher in deutsche sprach gesetzt : Auffs newe gemehret und gebessert / Durch m. Aleph Beth Gimel der festung ... Mit privilegien dess authoris vermehret und verbessert aber nicht nach zudrucken : Gedruckt in verlegung des authoris der festung Misnopotamia. [Frankfurt]: [P. Brachfeld?], 1598. 8vo (157 x 96 mm). , 194 (i.e. 192) pp. Pages 185-186 omitted in numbering, title printed in red and black, simple woodcut initials, woodcut illustration on final preliminary leaf verso, few leaves with lower margin left uncut. Signatures: A-N8. Bound in early 20th century cardboard reusing old incunable leaf as cover material, spine with hand-lettered paper label (slight chipping at head of spine, lower corners bumped and slightly worn). Text evenly browned throughout, very little occasional spotting, pale brown-stain at gutter of lower blank margin throughout, inner margin short, a few minor paper flaws well away from text area, old paper repair at lower blank margin of leaf B4. Provenance: from a German private collection; no signs of erased stamps or ownership marks. A very good copy, collated and complete.
Sachgebiete: Literatur bis ca. 1900, Märchen/Sagen, Satire, Utopien
HILDEGARD VON BINGEN, Saint / PRISCIANUS, Theodorus / ALBUCASIS (Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn ʻAbbās al-Zahrāwī)
HILDEGARD VON BINGEN, Saint. Physica S. Hildegardis. Elementorum, Fluminum aliquot Germaniae, Metallorum, Leguminum, Fructuum, & Herbarum : Arborum, & Arbustorum: deniq[ue], Volatilium, & Animantium terrae naturas & operationes. IIII. libris mirabili experientia posteritati tradens. Oribasii, Medici, de Simplicibus Libri Quinque. Theodori physici Dieta, docens quibusnam salubriter utendum, uel abstinendum. Esculapii Liber Unus, De Morborum, Infirmitatum, Passionumq[ue] corporis humani caussis, descriptionibus, & cura. Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1533. , 247 , lxxix,  pp. Historiated woodcut initials, 3 full-page woodcut illustrations, general index at end. Signatures: *4 A-Hh4 a-i4 k6. [Bound with:] PRISCIANUS, Theodorus / ALBUCASIS (Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn ʻAbbās al-Zahrāwī). Octavii Horatiani rerum Medicarum lib. Quatuor. I. Logicus, de curationibus omnium ferme morborum corporis humani, ad Euporistum, II. De Acutis & Chronicis passionibus, ad eundem, III. Gynecia, De Mulierum accedentibus, & curis eorundem, ad Victoriam, IIII. De Physica scientia, Experimentorum liber, ad Eusebium filium... Albucasis chirurgicorum omnium Primarii lib. tres. I. De Cauterio cum igne, . . . II. De Sectione & Perforatione, . . . De Vulneribus, . . . III. De restauratione & curatione dislocationis me[m]brorum. . . Strassburg: Johann Schott, 26 February 1532. , 319  pp. Title-page with woodcut border, woodcut initials, woodcut illustrations in text (8 full-page). Albucasis' work has woodcuts depicting the wounded man, cauterisation of a wound and surgical instruments; colophon on leaf dd6r: "Argentorati apud Ioannem Schottum librarium. XXVI. Febr. anno M.D.XXXII." Signatures: π4 a-u6 x4 y-z6 aa-bb6 cc4 dd6. Folio (313 x 205 mm). Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, two original brass clasps and edge/corner protectors at foot present (rebacked, first gathering and front flyleaf re-attached, lacking both straps, upper cover stained, calf rubbed and worn at extremities). Blue-dyed edges, front flyleaf with watermark of an F in a crowned shield [Briquet 8160, dated 1520s, Metz]. Occasional minor spotting of text, first work with light pale waterstaining to lower half of blank fore-margin, occasional dust- and finger soiling, pencil text markings in first gatherings, small holes in blank margin of title-page (not affecting text), angular hole in blank fore-margin of f. k2. Second work with minor occasional spotting and dust soiling. Provenance: George Peirce, bookplate (to inner front board). Fine copy printed on strong paper.
Sachgebiete: Botanik, Erstausgaben, Medizin, Naturwissenschaften, Pharmazie
PARACELSUS, Theophrastus (Bombast von Hohenheim) / RYFF, Walther Hermann / HOULLIER, Jacques (HOLLERIUS, Jacobus)
Important Sammelband in original binding including Paracelsus' Opus chyrurgicum in 1st edition: PARACELSUS, Theophrastus (Bombast von Hohenheim). Opus chyrurgicum, warhaffte unnd vollkomne Wundartznei . . .; darinn begriffen wie die Wunden, offnen Schäden, Gewächs, Gebresten, Frantzosen, Blatern, Beulen, Lähmi, allerley Zufäll unnd Kranckheiten, auch kalter und warmer Brandt, Fistel und Wolff ... curiert werden sollend. Strassburg: Paulo Messerschmidt, 1564. , CCCCLXII (i.e. CCCCLXIV) pp., CCCCLXIIII-CCCCCXV (i.e. CCCCCXVI) ff. Signatures: *4 A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, AA-BB6, CC4. Title printed in red and black, woodcut initials, including blank leaf *4. [Bound after:] II. RYFF, Walther Hermann. Die grosz Chirurgei, oder volkommene Wundtartzenei; chirurgischen Handtwirckung eigentlicher Bericht, und Inhalt alles so der Wundartznei angehörig; mit künstlicher Fürmalung, klarer Beschreibung . . . aller hierzu dienlicher und gebreuchlicher Instrument oder Ferrament. Frankfurt am Main: C. Egenolff, 1545. , CLXXXIX ff. Signatures: [trefoil]6, a-z6, A-H6, I4. Title printed in red and black and with large woodcut illustration printed in red and black, woodcut initials, final blank leaf I4. [Bound before:] III. HOULLIER, Jacques (HOLLERIUS, Jacobus). De Materia chirurgica libri tres, recens aucti authore atque recogniti. Paris: Christian Wechel, 1552. , 154,  pp. Printer's device on title page and leaf N6 verso, general index and final errata leaf, woodcut initials. Signatures: a6, b4, A-N6. Text generally crisp and clean with very little even browning throughout, a few short tears to blank margins, few occasional ink smudges, wormtrack to lower blank margin of final gatherings C-I. Bound in contemporary blind-tooled pigskin, spine lettered in ink and with 4 raised bands, upper board with additional ink lettering and blind-stamped and silver supralibros (monastic coat of arms monogrammed M.A.L., silver oxidized), ties gone, original untouched endpapers (minor rubbing of extremities, corners bumped and worn, some worming of inner boards and pastedowns). Text generally quite crisp and clean with only very little browning and occasional very minor spotting, the first 3 leaves somewhat frayed at fore-edge, minor worming at lower blank margin of final leaves well away from the text field. Provenance: Johann Baptist Werloschnig* (inscribed and dated on first title "Joan Bapt. by Werloschnig phil. and med. D[octo]ris Austriaci medici et physici Vücklapontani ordinarii 1702"), illegible ink stamp on first title. The entire text copiously annotated and marked in black ink, most likely by former owner Werloschnig. An exceptionally well preserved Sammelband in untouched original binding.
Sachgebiete: Erstausgaben, Medizin
EBEL, Johann Gottfried
Ueber den Bau der Erde in dem Alpen-Gebirge zwischen 12 Längen une 2-4 Breitengraden nebst einigen Betrachtungen über die Gebirge und den Bau der Erde überhaupt. . . Zürich: Orell Füssli und Compagnie, 1808. Two parts in two volumes. 8vo (200 x 115 mm). xxx, 408; , , , iv-x, 428 pp., including 8 leaves of errata bound after title and 6 hand-colored engraved folding maps bound at end of vol. II. Uniformly bound in Swiss green half kidskin over blue marbled boards, yellow-dyed edges, spines ruled and lettered in gilt (spine and extremities slightly rubbed). Text with scattered pale foxing (titles and first preliminary pages stronger), but generally quite crisp and clean internally. Provenance: Claude-Ignace de Barante (bookplate to front-pastedown of each volume). A very good set.
Sachgebiete: Alpen, Geographie, Geologie, Naturwissenschaften, Schweiz
Tertius Interveniens, das ist Warnung an etliche Theologos, Medicos und Philosophos, sonderlich D. Philippum Feselium, dass sie bey billicher Verwerffung der Sternguckerischen Aberglauben, nicht das Kindt mit dem Badt außschütten, und hiermit ihrer Profession unwissendt zuwider handlen. . . Frankfurt am Main: Godtfriedt Tampach, 1610. 4to (185 x 156 mm). 90 unnumbered leaves. Signatures: )(4, )()(4 A-V4 X2. Including title with small woodcut device, 2 woodcut initials, 4 preliminary leaves of dedication to Markgraf Georg Friedrich von Baden, 3 leaves of registrum, and final blank leaf X2. Bound in later plain vellum, blue-dyed edges. Paper browned, several stronger within text block area, a few brown spots, occasional annotations and text markings in contemporary red and black ink. Provenance: from a private Hungarian collection. A very good, clean and ample-margined copy. Item #003374. - Visit our website to see more images!
Sachgebiete: Astrologie, Astronomie
Vollständiges Lehrbuch der Steindruckerey : enthaltend eine richtige und deutliche Anweisung zu den verschiedenen Manipulations-Arten derselben in allen ihren Zweigen und Manieren, belegt mit den nöthigen Musterblättern, nebst einer vorangehenden ausführlichen Geschichte dieser Kunst von ihrem Entstehen bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit. München/Wien: Karl Thienemann/Karl Gerold, 1818. Two parts (text and atlas) in one volume. 4to (278 x 213 mm). xiv, , 1-72, 75-98, 97-370,  pp. Some mispaginations: p. 73-74 skipped, p. 97-98 repeated in numbering. Second part with 20 lithographic plates (two in colors) including title "Sammlung von mehreren Musterblättern." Each plate separated by tissue guard. Bound in early 20th century three-quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering and tooling, red sprinkled edges (extremities slightly rubbed, boards little scratched). Text generally quite crisp and bright with only little occasional foxing of text, first title tanned, minor dust- and finger soiling in places. Provenance: Martin Breslauer, his sale at Christie's NY, 2005 (Lot 1091, Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana, Part III), the Whitehead Library (sticker to front pastedown). Collated and complete. A fine, wide-margined copy.
Sachgebiete: Graphik, Handwerk, Kunsthandwerk, Musterbücher, Typographie
Opera Alberti Dureri. Das ist, alle Bücher des weitberhümbten und Künstreichen Mathematici und Mahlers Albrechten Durers von Nürenberg, so viel deren von ihm selbst in An. 1525 und 1528 kurtz vor und gleich nach seinem todt in Truck geben. . . Arnhem: Johan Jansen, 1604-1603. Three parts in one volume, folio (295 x 198 mm). 2, 90, 132 (including 4 fold. bifols.), 26 (including 8 folding and 1 double-page bifols.) unnumbered leaves. With separate title to each part, Dürer's woodcut monogram on general title and on first two part-titles, woodcut intials and numerous text-illustrations and diagrams, many full-page, double-page or folding. Part I with 2 printed woodcut folding extension slips on P4v and Q1r, and final blank Q4; part II with elegia by Willibald Pirckheimer on Z5 and final blank Z6; part III title with large woodcut coat of arms of Ferdinand I. Signatures: [pi]2, A-N6 O-Q4; A-M6 N4 P-R6 S8 [bifols. O2/5, S4/5, S6/7 folding] T4 V-Z6 [bifol. Y3/4 folding]; A6 [bifol. A4/5 bound after A1] B4 [bifols. B1 and B3 folding] C-E6 [C5 misbound after C2, bifols. C1, C4, D3/4, E1/6 and E3/4 folding] F2 [bifols. F1 and F2 folding]. Contemporary binding reusing late 13th-century vellum manuscript missal leaf (short splits to joints at head and tail of spine, original manuscript erased from spine and contemporary title and classmark added in ink manuscript, flyleaves removed). Browning and minor spotting of text as usual, dampstaining to lower gutter of most of part I and margins of part III, small wormtrack at center of blank gutter extending from beginning through first 6 leaves, title trimmed at top by 15 mm, part I woodcut on H2v shaved at foot just touching image, image on I1 slightly shaved at fore-margin; part II woodcuts on Q6v, R1v, R3v, S6v, V5v, V6r Y5v slightly shaved at one margin just touching image or index letter, small hole in V4 costing one letter verso, long tear to X2 entering image (without loss), large woodcut initial on Z4v cropped at top margin; part III folding bifol. B2 split at center fold and outer portion with fraying along vertical edges loosely inserted, bifol. D3 shaved at lower margin costing signature, bifol. F2 creased and partly split at fold. A few short tears and old minor paper repairs in places, many of the female genitalia stained (now faded) in an attempt to censor with occasional loss of a few letters. Provenance: Mich[ael] Streiter (late 18th/early 19th-century inscription on general title). Collated and complete. Item #003375. Visit our website to see more images!
Sachgebiete: Festungsbau, Graphik, Medizin, Naturwissenschaften, Typographie
HELMHOLTZ, Hermann von
Über die Erhaltung der Kraft, eine physikalische Abhandlung, vorgetragen in der Sitzung der physikalischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin. Berlin: G. Reimer, 1847. 8vo (220 x 139 mm). , 72 pp. Contemporary German half cloth over marbled boards, hand-lettered paper label to upper board, original printed wrappers bound in, original endpapers, custom black cloth clamshell case (rubbing of boards and extremities, smaller patches of frayed cloth along hinges). Light age-toning of text, minor occasional foxing, vertical crease in printed wrappers, text marking in light pencil on two pages. Provenance: C. Bergmann (signature on front wrapper and title); Rostock University Library (ink stamp repeated 4 times); Peter & Margarethe Braune (bookplate to front pastedown). A very good copy in untouched binding. Item #003287. Visit our website to see more images!
Sachgebiete: Erstausgaben, Mechanik , Naturwissenschaften, Physik
PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius / PLINY
Naturalis hystoriae liber primus [-tricesimus septimus], edited by Philippus Beroaldus. Parma: Andreas Portilia, July 8, 1481. Royal Folio (410 x 278 mm). 266 unfoliated leaves (of 268, lacking blanks a1 and ee6 only). 58 lines, Roman type 4:99R. Signatures: a8 (-a1) b6 c-e8 f6 g-h8 i-l6 m-y8 z6 &4 aa-dd8 ee6 (-ee6) A-F8 G6. On fol. a2r: Caius Plinius Marco suo salutem, fol. a3r: Caii Plynii Secundi Naturalis hystoriae liber primus. Caius Plynius Secundus Nouocomensis. T. Vespasiano suo salutem. Praefatio". Fol. c1r elaborately illuminated with large opening initial 'M' painted in red, green, blue and gold, with painted extending floral leaves and minor penwork, at lower margin a simplified ecclesiastical shield in red housing three escallops, with extending floral leaves. 36 14-line initials opening each book, of red and blue with elaborate red or purple penwork infill and marginal extensions, 2-line Lombard initials in alternating red and blue, red and blue paragraph marks. Bound in mid 19th-century marbled calf, spine richly gilt-decorated and with gilt-lettered label; boards, board-edges and turn-ins tooled in gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers (hinges with old repair, extremities rubbed, corners worn and bumped). Fol. b6 misbound after a7, fols. a8 and b1 trimmed to text block margins and framed in new paper (without loss of text), gathering f misbound after fol. ee3, gathering s misbound after fol. e8, fols. ee4 and ee5 trimmed to text block margins (with loss of 4 letters of a word in last line of fol. ee4r and 5 words at foot of fol. ee5r), all laid down on new paper (versos are blank) and misbound at end after fol. G6. Text generally quite clean, occasional dust-/ finger-soiling and spotting, 3 leaves with small holes in blank areas, some marginal tears with old paper repairs (on fol. ee3v with partial loss of text). The blue paint largely faded, partially blurred and with occasional offsetting to opposite pages. Provenance: Sir Archibald Edmonstone, 3. Baronet of Duntreath (armorial bookplate on front pastedown). In all a very attractive copy with extensive illumination. Item #003242. Visit our website to see more images!
Sachgebiete: Geschichte, Inkunabeln, Italien, Naturwissenschaften
VERGILIUS MARO, Publius
From the Hans Fürstenberg library and in its first binding! Opera [with the commentary of Servius]. Venice: Antonio di Bartolommeo da Bologna (Miscomini), October 1476. Folio (340 x 235 mm). 291 (of 292) leaves, lacking the final blank leaf only. Roman type 4:78R, 63 lines. Signatures: a-y10 z8 A8, 10 10 10 10 8 8. Rubricated throughout with capital strokes and initials opening paragraphs painted in red. Deckle edges entirely preserved. Bound by an unidentified, most probably German, bindery (single fleur-de-lys stamps not listed in EDBD) in goatskin over wooden boards, ruled and stamped in blind. Two original brass catch-plates on upper board and one pin-plate on rear board present, old rebacking with most of the original spine leather preserved, boards with a few patches of leather restored; old endpapers, leather tabs and quire guards preserved (leather rubbed and crackled, extremities slightly worn). Bound in as first flyleaf is a slightly smaller leaf of parchment, lacking the rear flyleaf. Copiously annotated throughout in a 16th-century Latin hand, including several text corrections. Internally crisp and bright with little marginal dust- and finger-soiling, occasional very minor spotting, a few marginal paper flaws, brown spot at fore-margin of a few final leaves. The bifol. e5^6 working loose. An outstanding, unsophisticated, crisp and unpressed copy in its first binding. Provenances: ink inscriptions on front pastedown and first two flyleaves, in several hands of the 16th and early 17th centuries, one by an Adrianus Lintermans of Benedictine's St Trudo's Abbey (Limburg, Belgium) dated 21 Sept. 1617; Hans Fürstenberg Library (ex-libris on front pastedown), sold at Hotel Drouot Paris, 16 Nov. 1983 (lot 62, 23,000 Frs). 16th-century handwritings, mostly probationes pennae, are found on the parchment flyleaf, including "Charles par la divine clémence Empereur des Rommains" and on verso an aphorism from Martial's Epigrammata "rebus in angustis facile est contemnere vitam; fortiter ille facit qui miser esse potest."
Sachgebiete: Inkunabeln, Literatur bis ca. 1900, Philosophie, Werkausgaben
NEES VON ESENBECK, Theodor Friedrich Ludwig
Plantae medicinales [officinales] oder Sammlung officineller Pflanzen. Düsseldorf: Arnz & Co., [1821-] 1828-1833. Four volumes (text volume and three plate volumes). Large folio (plates 480 x 310 mm, text 412 x 257 mm). Text volume: , , ; , ,  unfoliated leaves, including letterpress title, introduction, content list, and 432 plate explanations for vols. I+II, letterpress title and 120 plate explanations for supplement vol., lithographed title-pages in plate-volumes. 558 plates by M. F. Weihe, J. W. Wolter, P. W. Funke after A. Henry in total (of which 550 in fine hand-colouring and 8 in black and white): plate vol. I with 220 plates, plate vol. II with 218 plates and suppl. vol. with 120 plates. Plates somewhat browned as usual, occasional dust-soiling to outer margins, minor scattered spotting and foxing, plate numbering added in pencil. Text little browned only, minor dust-soiling and dog-earing. Contemporary bindings (text vol. half calf, plate vols. tree-marbled calf), gilt-lettered spine labels, blue and red-dyed edges (hinges of text vol. repaired, boards of suppl. vol. with cut-ins, some soiling and staining). Collated complete. A fine set, the plates in supplement volume less browned and spotted as usual. Item #003360. Visit our website to see more images!
Sachgebiete: Botanik, Naturwissenschaften, Pharmazie
Templum Vaticanum et ipsius origo / Il Tempio Vaticano e sua origine... Rome: Jo. Francisci Buagni, 1694. Large folio (415 x 312 mm). , 1-169, 173-205, 205-213, 221-245, 249-343, 343-489 ,  pp. Letterpress titles in Latin and Italian, text in parallel columns in Latin and Italian, 79 engraved plates and plans (11 folding, 78 with pagination) by Alessandro Specchi after Carlo Fontana. Bound in contemporary full vellum, spine with 6 raised bands and gilt-lettered red morocco label (vellum soiled, extremities rubbed, slight bumping and wear to corners), red and black sprinkled edges, pastedowns with elaborate 18th century Dutch brokade paper, printed in gold with pattern relief in colours through stencil. Few pages little browned, brown stain to lower corner of some gatherings, but generally very bright, crisp and clean. Provenance: Thomas Brand, Esq. (armorial bookplate to front-pastedown). A very fine copy. Item #003336.
Sachgebiete: Architektur, Italien, Kirchengeschichte, Kunstgeschichte, Renaissance
Systema cosmicum . . . in quo quatuor dialogis, de duobus maximis mundi systematibus, Ptolemaico et Copernicano, translated from Italian by Matthias Bernegger (1582-1640). Strassburg: D. Hauttius for the Elzevirs [at Leiden], 1635. 8vo (194 x 150 mm), [xvi], 495 ,  pp. Engraved frontispiece, full-page engraved portrait by Jacob van der Heyden, woodcut diagrams, final leaf of errata. Text browned throughout as usual, leaves O3 and 3Q2 with small paper flaw at top blank margin, a few small marginal dampstains and occasional minor spotting. Bound in contemporary vellum, spine lettered in manuscript, ties still present (light browning and spotting of vellum), original endpapers. Provenance: illegible 19th-century ownership slip laid in. Very good unsophisticated copy in completely untouched original binding with old (original?) leather ties still present. Item #003125. Visit our website to see more images!
Sachgebiete: Astronomie, Erstausgaben, Naturwissenschaften
REIS, Johann Philipp
Ueber Telephonie durch den galvanischen Strom. In: Jahres-Bericht des physikalischen Vereins zu Frankfurt am Main für das Rechnungsjahr 1860-1861, pp. 57-64. Frankfurt am Main: G. Naumann's Druckerei, 1861. 8vo (219 x 140 mm). Whole volume, 80 pp., illustrations in text and 6 folding plates. Wrapper to spine as issued, Pages crisp and clean with just very minor soiling to lower margin of title-page. Fine copy of the rare milestone paper. Item #002849.
Sachgebiete: Instrumente (Technik), Naturwissenschaften, Physik, Technik
Discours de la methode pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences. Plus la Dioptrique. Les Météores, et la Géométrie qui sont des essais de cete methode. Leiden: Jan Maire, 1637. 4to (191 x 146 mm). 78, , 413,  pp., woodcut printer's device on title, 3 section-titles, woodcut initials, numerous woodcut text diagrams and illustrations, errata, French and Dutch privilege on Kkk3-4. Bound in contemporary French calf, gilt-decorated spine with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering in first compartment, red-sprinkled edges, marbled pastedowns (leather rubbed and scratched, wear to extremities, corners bumped and scuffed, spine ends somewhat scuffed, short split to upper hinge near head of spine). Only little even browning and minor occasional spotting of text, a few small light dampstains to blank margins, lower outer corner of gatherings L to X somewhat gnawed (up to 7 mm from corner but well away form text), upper margin of leaf 3K3 verso trimmed just touching initial headline letter. Provenance: from the library of French journalist and publisher Frédéric Decazes de Glücksbierg (1958-2018). In all a very good copy, unrestored and with the hinges quite sound and flexible. Item #003348. Visit our website to see more images!
Sachgebiete: Mathematik, Meteorologie , Naturwissenschaften, Optik, Philosophie
Oculus hoc est: Fundamentum Opticum, in quo ex accurata Oculi Anatome, abstrusarum experientiarum sedula pervestigatione, ex invisis specierum visibilium tam everso quam erecto situ spectaculis, necnon solidis rationum momentis Radius Visualis eruitur; sua Visioni in Oculo sedes decernitur; Anguli Visorii ingenium aperitur. . . Innsbruck: Daniel Agricola, 1619. 4to (215 x 164 mm). , 1-199, 100-138, 239-254 pp., engraved allegorical plate bound after dedication, several woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Pp. 200-237 mispaginated 100-137. Bound in contemporary vellum, spine painted over and lettered in ink, boards with blind-ruling, blue-dyed edges (worming to boards, joints and pastedowns, hinges split at head of spine, spine with cancelled ink shelf-marks). Preserved in marbled slip-case. Text crisp and clean with only very minor occasional spotting. Provenance: neat inscription on title "Ex dono (cancelled "libris") Eliae Schilleri"; old shelf marks in ink to title and flyleaf. Exceptional copy in unrestored binding. Item #003353. Visit our website to see more images!
Sachgebiete: Medizin, Naturwissenschaften, Optik
Discorsi . . . sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, divisi in tre libri, Nuovamente ristampati. 8vo (160 x 103 mm). , 200 leaves. Woodcut device on title-page. Signatures: *8 A-Bb8. 19th-century three-quarter vellum with some minor gilt tooling, upper cover with the gilt arms of the Bridgewater family (very little rubbing and soiling). Text crisp and clean throughout with just a little soiling and faint marginal staining of title-page and a few leaves elsewhere. Provenance: early manuscript annotations verso of last blank leaf; the Bridgewater family library* (binding, armorial bookplate and shelf-mark to front-pastedown); Henry Huntington. A very good copy with ample margins. Item #003364
Sachgebiete: Alte Drucke 16. Jahrhundert , Italien, Philosophie, Politik, Renaissance
Cometographia, totam naturam cometarum, utpote sedem, parallaxes, distrantias, ortum & interitum . . . cumprimis vero, cometae anno 1652, 1661, 1664 & 1665 ab ipso auctore, summo studio observati . . . exponuntur. . . Folio (349 x 224 mm). , 913,  pp., including half-title, additional engraved pictorial title-page after A. Stech by E. Visscher, letterpress title, 38 engraved plates (4 double-page) numbered A-OO, engraved illustrations throughout, 2 engraved ornamental initials, 2 engraved historiated headpieces, engraved allegorical roundel, ornamental woodcut initials and tailpieces, typographic headpieces. Without the initial blank. Signatures: [a]4 b-e4 A-6E4 (-a1 blank). Bound in 18th-century sprinkled calf, spine with 6 raised bands, compartments with gilt decoration and a gilt-lettered morocco label, gilt tooling to boards and board edges, marbled endpapers, red-sprinkled edges (rebacked preserving most of original spine, boards somewhat scratched). Half-title little soiled and stained, upper corner of leaf F2 and lower corner of Dd2 torn not affecting text, small hole from paper flaw in leaf o1 (affecting 2 letters of text) and plate FF (not affecting image), 2 tears in plate Z with old repair, light dampstains at blank margin of approx. 6 leaves, very minor occasional spotting and age-toning only. A fine, handsome copy. Item #003164. Visit our website to see more images!
Sachgebiete: Astronomie, Kometen, Naturwissenschaften
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