1711 - 1976 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY etc.
- Vol.1 two lvs. loosening. Gilding sl. worn. = Nissen, BBI 1947.
- A few lvs. trifle foxing, otherwise a fine set.
= Nicely illustrated and in fine handcolouring, all plants and flowers in actual size. Nissen, BBI 2119; Pritzel 10040.
- The 3rd vol. only. Occas. sl. foxed. Spine-ends and corners rubbed (one corner worn).
= Garrison-Morton 4558.1; Norman Library 291. The third vol. of the set of three volumes on historia and hypnosis. "The third volume includes discussion of hypnotysm, somnambulism and magnetism" (Garrison-Morton). The photographs were specially made for the work by the intern Paul Regnard and were so well received and useful that the board of the Salpêtrière decided to provide the neurologist Charcot with a photographic atelier. "Like Duchenne, he is considered a key figure in the incorporation of photography to the study of neurological cases" (Wikipedia). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- Lacks general title-p. and "An Advertisement to the Reader"; part 1 div. title-p. strengthened/ repaired w. tape; first 4 lvs. sl. stained; part 3 later owner's annot. on div. title-p.; sl. wormholed in lower outer corner; (4 lvs. repaired); part 4 one leaf torn, repaired w. tape; new endpapers.
= The first edition of Boyle's important work on effluviums comprises 5 parts: 1. Strange subtitly of effluviums; 2. Great efficacy of effluviums; 3. Of the determinate nature of effluviums; 4. New experiments to make the parts of fire and flame stable & ponderable; 5. A discovery of the perviousness of glass to ponderable parts of flame. Fulton 105-107; PMM 141; Wing 3951-3952. "Effluviums is one of the most important but perhaps less widely known works of Boyle and a most significant one. Had Boyle been bolder in his conclusions which he drew from his experiments on oxidisation, he would have forestalled phlogiston theory which was problematic to chemistry in the eighteenth century" (Fulton).
- All vols. owner's stamp/ entry on first free endpaper; (sl.) foxed throughout. A few vols. spine sl. rubbed/ stained.
= The first collected Belgian edition. Nissen, ZBI 689 (calls for 733 plates, w. a slightly diff. collation). Good set.
- Lacks 3 plates; hinges weak; occas. (sl.) foxed; vol.2 p.425-432 replaced w. manuscript text. All vols. backstrip worn/ loose/ dam.
= Nissen, ZBI 699.
- All vols. contemp. owner's entry on htitle. Vol.1 occas. (sl.) foxed (incl. one plate) and a few lvs. w. tear; vol.3 partly stained in lower outer corner; vol.5 and 6 a few lvs. loose. Boards sl. rubbed. Good set.
= Nissen, ZBI 705.
- All vols. w. owner's stamp on first free endpaper. Vol. 11, 12, 13, vol. 7 of "Oiseaux" and vol. 6 "Supplement" partly waterstained. On the whole and despite these imperfections a (very) fine set of one of the finest natural history works published in the Netherlands.
= Nissen, ZBI 678; Pivetau 150. This complete set consists of 38 parts., with the "Oiseaux" (9 vols.), the "Quadrupèdes ovipares et serpents" (2 vols.), "les Mineraux" (5 vols.) and 7 suppl. vols. Originally published Paris 1749-1804, this Dutch edition with French text was enlarged by J.N.S. Allamand, not containing the vols. on fishes and whales, which were published later. Of this Dutch edition only 200 copies were published. The plates are engraved by Sève. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVII.
- Very fine set. = Nissen, ZBI 672.
- Lacks 21 plates. A few plates browned; both vols. (sl.) foxed throughout (incl. plates). Backstrip sl. worn/ rubbed.
= Nissen, ZBI 2462.
- Key to lock lacking. Otherwise apparently in working order. Some wear/ chipping to the wooden base.
= With the original seller's metal name tag "Adr. Koller & van Os Rotterdam - Amsterdam - Den Haag".
- Spine sunned and w. ticket. Contents fine.
= Contains extensive information on current technical aspects and developments, as well as descriptions of various car types and models presented at the exhibition (with over 40 photographs). Very rare, no copies traced.
- Bookblock loose; one leaf w. tear in inner margin. Spine strengthened w. tape; frontcover w. owner's stamps.
Hispano-Suiza. Moteurs 12 X. Notice technique. Paris, Société Française Hispano-Suiza, n.d. (±1935), 112,(2),(20 blank)p., 12 fold. plates, ills., orig. cl.
- Paper over boards sl. discoloured; backstrip dam.
= The prize winning essay published on behalf of the Teyler's Tweede Genootschap.
- One plate w. tear of ±6 cm. (hardly affecting image). Occas. (sl.) foxed/ yellowed. Lacks backstrip.
= From Descriptions des Arts et Métiers. Poggendorff I, p.782.
- Upper, lower and inner hinges weakening/ broken; title-p. w. owner's stamp. Spine-ends frayed; binding trifle soiled/ browned.
= First edition of this early overview of the feline species, providing a brief history, including references to cats in literature, practical information on cat care, discussions of the various breeds of cats (with an emphasis on Persians), information on the rearing of kittens, and sections on common diseases, breeding, cat shows, and photographing cats.
- Backstrip dam. Contents fine. = From Descriptions des Arts et Métiers.
- Upper joint splitting; spine sunned. Contents fine.
= DSB X, p.525: "Perrin was placed in charge of developing a course in physical chemistry at the Sorbonne, for which he wrote his pro-Boltzmannian Traité de chimie physique. Les principes (1903)".
Duhem, P. Thermodynamique et chimie. Leçons élémentaires à l'usage des chimistes. Ibid., A. Hermann, 1902, 1st ed., IX,(1),496p., woodengr. ills., contemp. hroan, orig. wr. pres.
- Backstrip worn along extremities; spine-ends dam. = DSB IV, p.233.
AND 2 others similar: J. LIEBIG, Traité de chimie organique (Brussels, 1843, contemp. gilt hroan. Bookplate of Oscar Van Schoor on upper pastedown; (sl.) foxed) and W. OSTWALD, Grundlinien der anorganischen Chemie (Leipsic, 1900, ills., contemp. cl. Owner's entry/ stamps on title-p.).
- All vols. bookplate on upper pastedown; vol.3 inner hinge weak. All vols. covers worn/ dam.; joints split(ting); backstrips dam./ some loss of gilding due to dry leather; 1 vol. portion of backstrip torn/ loose at top of spine. Despite external defects a good copy.
= Poggendorff I, p.138; Kat. Orn. Berlin 3555; DSB I, p.582; Roberts & Trent p.29-30: "Bélidor's work is one of the earliest scientific books in the field of engineering. Concentrating on civil construction, he considers transportation, shipbuilding, waterways and watersupply, ornamental fountains, windmills and pumps, epitomizing their state on the eve of the Industrial Revolution." Bélidor was the first to use differential and integral equations for the solution of hydrotechnical problems. The work remained the standard authority on practical water engineering long after most of the techniques it describes became obsolete.
- Foxed; the map sl. yellowed. Backstrip partly worn off.
= Concept design for a canal system linking the five main rivers and cities in France.