1711 - 1976 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY etc.
- First few lvs. waterstained in upper part; library stamps on title-p. and verso frontwr.; spine worn.
= Hirsch, vol.5, p.171; BMN p.103.
- Partly water-/ duststained in (blank) margins (occas. sl. affecting image/ text); large (double-p) calligraphed bookplate. ("Th.B. Lekkerkerker") pasted over 2 textpages; Corners sl. rubbed.
= BMN I, p.338; Bibliotheca Walleriana 9014; Hagelin p.118-119 on the orig. Engl. ed. "Smellie contributed more to the fundamentals of obstetrics than virtually any individual." (Garrison/ Morton 6154). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LX.
- First blank upper outer corner cut off; owner's entry on verso series title. Covers sunned along edges. Rare.
Gamov, G. Der Bau des Atomkerns und die Radioaktivität. German transl. C. and F. Houtermans. Leipsic, S. Hirzel, 1932, 1st ed., (10),147,(5)p., woodcut ills., orig. wr.
- Wrappers sl. stained; backwr. w. sm. hole. Contents fine.
Bragg, W.H. Studies in Radioactivity. London, Macmillan and Co., 1912, X,(2),196,(2)p., ills., orig. blindst. cl. w. gilt spine (fine).
= DSB II, p.399-400.
- Vol.1 one quire (sl.) dampst., mostly in blank margins; vol.2 htitle dam. (repaired). Both vols. worn/ dam. at spine-ends.
= Copy with preface, which, according to Brunet, makes this a second edition. Brunet III, p.1739; Quérard 1156-1157; Weller II, p.187. Cf. PMM 215; Cioranescu 34051, 45104. The so-called 'Bible of Materialism'.
= I.a. Norton Road-Holder of 1936, "NSU-Rekordversuche 1951".
AND 3 others similar: MOTORRAD ARCHIV (3 vols., printed in 3500 numb. copies).
- Fine copy. Slipcase partly sl. waterst.
- Lacks 1 plate (no.IX); 1 leaf dam. in blank lower margin; final 4 plates sl. dampstained in lower margin; final few fold. plates w. (closed) tear in inner margin (not affecting image); occas. sl. foxed. Vellum soiled duststained.
= The rare 1st edition. Our copy enriched with the (mounted) portrait of Van Musschenbroek by J. HOUBRAKEN after J.M. QUINKHARD on verso of the dedic. leaf. Cf. Bierens de Haan 3472 (listing the 2nd part, 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 Leyden." (Bierens de Haan 3474 (French transl.)). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LX.
- Lacks half title and title-p. to the first part. Paper over covers worn off. Otherwise a fine copy.
= 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.)).
- Bookplate/ ticket/ stamp/ annots. on pastedowns and spine. Binding sl. worn/ rubbed.
= Contributors include N. Bohr, L. de Broglie, A. Eddington, G. Gamow, S. Goudsmit, H.A. Kramers, P. Langevin and F. Perrin.
Dirac, P.A.M. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics. Oxf., Clarendon Press, 1949, 3rd ed., XII,311,(1)p., orig. giltlettered cl. (fine).
= DSB XVII, p.224-233: "Dirac was one of the greatest theoretical physicists in the twentieth century. He is best known for his important and elegant contributions to the formulation of quantum mechanics; for his quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation, which inaugurated quantum electrodynamics (...). Present expositions of quantum mechanics largely rely on his masterpiece The Principles of Quantum Mechanics (1930) (...) his fundamental textbook (...)" (p.224). Dirac received the Nobel prize for physics in 1933 together with E. Schrödinger.
AND 7 others similar, i.a. J. MEHRA and H. RECHENBERG, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory (New York a.o., 1982, orig. gilt cl.) and P.A.M. DIRAC, The Principles of Quantum Mechanics (Oxf., 1958, 4th ed., orig. giltlettered cl.).
- Without vols. II and IV-VI. Vol.1 spine-ends dam. Contents fine.
= Poggendorff II, p.248. Classical work on experimental physics, containing numerous illustrations, mainly depicting apparatus. Nice bindings.
ADDED: N.A. PLUCHE, Le spectacle de la nature (Paris,1737, vol.3 (of 9), engr. frontisp., 32 fold. plates, contemp. gilt hcalf w. contrasting mor. letter- and volume-piece. Armorial bookplate on upper pastedown. Spine-ends worn).
- Index misbound. Top of joints splitting. Otherwise fine. = Nissen IVB, 40.
Friderich, C.G. Naturgeschichte der Vögel Europas. Stuttg., K. Thienemann, 1863, 2nd enl. ed., LXVI,920p., 17 handcol. lithogr. plates, 2 uncol. plates, later clothbacked boards, 4to.
- Lacks 2 index lvs.; one col. plate frayed and loose; one col. plate dam.; preliminary leaves, first 2 quires and final 60p. dampstained (not affecting plates). Sold w.a.f.
= Nissen IVB, 331.
AND 9 others, i.a. an odd. vol. of G.L.L. DE BUFFON, Oeuvres. Vol. 21. Oiseaux (Paris, 1828, 14 handcol. engr. plates, contemp. hcalf.) and J. BÜTTIKOFER, (The Birds of the Dutch Borneo-expedition (n.pl., n.d., 3 chromolithogr. plates, modern cl. Note VII of the Zoological results of the Dutch scientific expedition to Central Borneo).
- Lacks 17 plates; 9 plates loose/ added from another copy; vols. 6, 7 and 9 lack 2 textlvs.; occas. (sl.) foxing/ browning. Vol.5 boards sl. dam. near top of spine.
= The rare 4to edition of the first edition of the complete ornithological section of the famous Histoire Naturelle, also published in folio, small folio and 12mo. Nissen, IVB 160 and ZBI 672; Anker 74; Ronsil 413. All vols. w. the armorial bookplate of Joachim Napoléon Murat (1856-1932) (showing "Rocquencourt" and the coat of arms of the kingdom of Naples).
- Occas. (sl.) foxed/ browned (incl. some of the plates). Covers sl. chafed; 1 vol. wormholed along upper joint. Otherwise a fine set.
= Vol. 18-25 of the Oeuvres complètes, the complete section of birds. Contains delicately handcol. plates, some heightened w. gold. Nissen, ZBI 694. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LX.
- Lacks vol.9. Occas. sl. foxing/ browning, contents otherwise fine. All vols. top of spine worn/ chipped; 5 vols. joints starting at spine-ends; one vol. backcover sl. chafed.
= The rare 4to edition of the first edition of the complete ornithological section of the famous Histoire Naturelle, also published in folio, small folio and 12mo. All vols. w. the armorial bookplate of John Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, on upper pastedown. Nissen, IVB 160 and ZBI 672; Anker 74; Ronsil 413.
- Upper pastedown w. remnants of glue. Backcover sl. stained. = Cf. Nissen, IVB 183 (ed. 1897).
AND 10 others similar, i.a. M.D. HAVILAND, Wild Life on the Wing (London, 1913, 8 plates, ills., orig. gilt pict. cl., t.e.g. Occas. sl. foxed; spine sunned) and H.K. JOB, Wild Wings (London etc., n.d., 160 photogr. ills., orig. gilt blindst. pict. cl., t.e.g.).
- New endpapers. Rebacked. = Very rare.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; sl. yellowed. = Nissen, ZBI 2956.
AND 1 other.
- Bookplate on pastdown and on first free endpaper. Otherwise fine.
AND 9 others, mainly English language, i.a. R. POTAPOV and R. SALE, Grouse of the World (London etc., 2013, num. (col.) ills., orig. boards w. dustwr., large 8vo. Fine); C. CHIAPELLA, Manuel de l'oiseleur et de l'oiselier (...) (Bordeaux/ Paris, 1873-1874, contemp. giltlettered hmor.) and DESLOGES and P.-C. JOUBERT, l'Oiseleur (...) (Paris, (1952), ills., orig. wr.).