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Bosch, Robert. Betriebsordnung für die Gefolgschaft der Robert Bosch G.m.b.H... Verkaufshaus Wien. Wien, H. Kapri & Co., Wien 7, 1940. Wien, H. Kapri & Co., Wien 7, 1940. 24 Seiten; 3 Tafeln mit SW-Fotografien. Zeitgenössische Broschur.

EUR 150.00

Betriebsordnung der Robert Bosch GmbH, Verkaufshaus Wien. Erläutert Einstellung und Kündigung, Arbeitszeit, Verdienstberechnung und Auszahlung, Urlaub, Erfindungen von Gefolgschaftsangehörigen und Ordnungsbestimmungen. 3 Tafeln mit SW-Fotografien bilden den ordnungsgemäßen Arbeitsablauf ab. {BN#32479}

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Buchner, Johann André. Repertorium für die Pharmacie. Nürnberg, Johann Leonhard Schrag, 1816-1848. Nürnberg, Johann Leonhard Schrag, 1816-1848. 66 (statt 100) Bände und Registerband (München, in Kommission bei J. Palm, 1848). Mit zus. 14 gest., zumeist gefalt. Tafeln (dav. 4 koloriert), 39 zumeist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln und 21 Falttabellen sowie mehrere Textillustrationen in Holzstich. Hübsche Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen und goldgepr. blauem Bandnummernschildchen. 8vo.

EUR 1,800.00

Erste Ausgabe. - Umfangreiche Reihe dieser bedeutenden, von 1815 bis 1848 in 100 Bänden erschienenen pharmazeutischen Zeitschrift (bis 1851 sollte noch eine "Dritte Reihe" mit zehn Bänden nachfolgen). - Der Pharmazeut Johann Andreas Buchner (1783-1852) studierte bei J. B. Trommsdorff in Erfurt und wurde 1809 Oberapotheker in München. 1818 ging er als Prof. der Pharmazie, Arzneiformellehre und Toxikologie an die Universität Landshut, wurde 1822 Ordinarius und blieb auf diesem ersten von der reinen Chemie getrennten Lehrstuhl auch nach der Übersiedlung der Universität nach München im Jahre 1826. Buchner trug entscheidend zur wissenschaftlichen Begründung seines Fachs bei; 1815 rief er das vorliegende "Repertorium" ins Leben. Seine Forschungen galten hauptsächlich der Chemie der Pflanzeninhaltsstoffe; er entdeckte mehrere Glykoside und Bitterstoffe und isolierte als erster Paraffin. - Vorliegend von der ersten Reihe (50 Bände) die Bände 2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 19-23, 26-28, 30, 31, 33, 35-38 und 41-48, von der zweiten, ebenfalls 50 Bände umfassenden Reihe die Bände 1, 3-8, 11-16, 20-26, 28-33, 37, 43 sowie 46-49. Beigebunden sind zahlreiche Verlagsanzeigen (dav. eine mit einem kolor. Kupfer), Anzeigen für physikalisch-chemische Apparaturen, Institutsankündigungen etc., darunter auch: Justus von Liebig, Beschreibung einer von J. H. Schwarz vervollkommneten Branntweinbrennerei zu Alsfeld im Grossherzogthum Hessen. O. O. u. J. (4) SS. (Und:) (Justus v. Liebig u. a.). Ankündigung eines demnächst zu eröffnenden chemisch-pharmaceutischen Instituts in Giessen. O. O. u. J. (4) SS. - Die ersten 5 Bände mit weißem Papier (im Stile von Pergamentbänden) bezogen, die übrigen Bände der ersten Reihe in sämischfarbenem, die zweite Reihe in altrosafarbenem Papier. Gelegentlich unbedeutend braunfleckig; im ganzen sauber und wohlerhalten. {BN#19062}
¶ Bolton 1142, 336.

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Buffleur, Franz-Xaver, SJ. Dum assertiones ex universa philosophia in alma, archi-episcopali... Soc. Jesu Academia Budensi [...] puplice [!] propugnavit [...] Stephanus Kolosvari philosophiae in 2dum annum auditor. Buda, Leopold Franz Landerer, 1755. Buda, Leopold Franz Landerer, 1755. (10), 182 SS. Mit 2 mehrf. gefalt. gest. Tafeln. (Beigebunden): Dissertatio physica de causis motuum in corporibus. Tyrnau, typis academicis Societ. Jesu, 1754. (2), 184 SS. Zeitgenöss. gold-orangefarbener Brokatpapierband über Holzdeckeln. 8vo.

EUR 200.00

Physikalischer Sammelband mit zwei ungarischen Physikdissertationen; der ersten vorgebunden ist der Vortitel "Dissertatio physica de motu corporum" (Tyrnau, Typis academicis SJ., 1753 [!]), wodurch das erste Werk dem zweiten direkt zugeordnet wird. De Backer/Sommervogel verzeichnet keine Tyrnauer Titelauflage; auch bleibt die Vordatierung des Druckjahrs ungeklärt. - Einband etwas lädiert mit kl. Fehlstellen oberen Kapital und hinteren Deckelbezug. Papierbedingt teils etwas braunfleckig. Selten. {BN#7055}
¶ I: De Backer/Sommervogel II, 359, 1.

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Buffon, [Georges Louis Le Clerc de]. Naturgeschichte der vierfüßigen Thiere. Fünfter Band. Troppau, Johann Georg Traßler, im Verlage der Kompagnie, 1785. Troppau, Johann Georg Traßler, im Verlage der Kompagnie, 1785. 8vo. 348 (instead of 360), (4) pp. With 11 (instead of 17) numbered engraved plates, all in original hand colour. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards with blindstamped and gilt spine.

EUR 100.00

Volume 5 only of the 10-volume Troppau edition of the natural history of quadrupeds, composed by the French natural scientist Georges Louis de Buffon (1707-88), translated by Friedrich Heinrich Wilhelm Martini and Bernhard Christian Otto, being the second German edition. Covering 17 different species of mammals and colourfully depicting many of them, with the largest part dedicated to the family of bats, this work represents a climax of 18th century zoology. Published under the original title "Les quadrupèdes", a subtitle of his "Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière", which was translated into many languages, this monumental work made Buffon one of the most widely read authors of his time. - Contemporary ownership to lower pastedown ("Albertine Moser 7 Jahr alt"). Wants pp. 5f., 119-122, 279f., 295-298. Top spine end chipped. Somewhat browned and brownstained throughout. Very small hole to pp. 79f. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp to pastedown. {BN#48895}
¶ VD 18, 80114083. Nissen 712. Fromm I, 361. Cf. Kayser I, 381 (1772-1801 ed.). Graesse I, 568 (1772-1802 ed.).

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Buffon, [Georges Louis Le Clerc de]. Naturgeschichte der Vögel [Vierter Band]. Brno, Joseph Georg Traßler and F. A. Schrämbl, 1787. Brno, Joseph Georg Traßler and F. A. Schrämbl, 1787. 8vo. 378, (6) pp. With 25 (instead of 24!) numbered engraved plates, all in original hand colour. Contemporary full calf with giltstamped title label to gilt spine.

EUR 150.00

Volume 4 only of the extensive collection on the natural history of birds, originally composed by the French natural scientist Georges Louis de Buffon (1707-88), translated by Friedrich Heinrich Wilhelm Martini and Bernhard Christian Otto. The present copy is part of the 23-volume edition published in Brno and Troppau from 1786 until 1789, being the second edition in German. Covering more than 30 different species of bustards, chickens and fowl, many of them displayed colourfully, this volume can be considered a prominent work of 18th century zoology. Published under the original title "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux", a subtitle of his "Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière", which was translated into many languages, this monumental work made Buffon one of the most widely read authors of his time. Includes the 24 engraved plates, plus one additional plate originating from volume 8. - Spine insignificantly rubbed, spine-ends scuffed. Subtitle erased from title-page. Significant paper flaws to pp. 27f and 96 with substantial text loss; a small hole in pp. 93f. A few pages a little wrinkled, somewhat browned and brownstained throughout. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp to flyleaf. {BN#48894}
¶ VD 18, 80112099. Nissen 713. Cf. Nissen, IVB 159 (1772-1809 Berlin ed.). Kayser I, 381 (1772-1829 Berlin ed.). Graesse I, 568 (1772-1810 Berlin ed.). Fromm I, 361 (1772-1829 Berlin ed.).

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Cheyne, George. Il metodo naturale di cura. Padova, Volpi, 1765. Padova, Volpi, 1765. Large 4to. XII, 337, (1) pp. With woodcut title vignette and heraldic woodcut on last f. verso. Later marbled half calf with gilt-stamped title to spine; new marbled endpapers. Top edge coloured in red.

EUR 400.00

First and only Italian edition of George Cheyne's final work (1742), translated by a Florentine physician who attests to Cheyne's enormous popularity in England and addends a brief life of the celebrated doctor to the work. At the same time as Newton's geophysical ideas were being introduced into Italy (against some opposition!), the present work would indicate that Newtonian medicine (of the Edinburgh school) was also in circulation. - The present translation is dedicated to the Venetian Ambassador in London, Lorenzo Morosini, who during his residence "has had leisure to observe the great strides in Medical Science in that country". Most striking are Mei's repeated references to Cheyne as "one of the greatest modern luminaries of the Medical Arts, standing alongside Hippocrates amongst the ancients and the great Sydenham amongst the moderns". - George Cheyne (1671/2-1743) became one of the most prominent defenders of the Newtonian system of medicine in Edinburgh before moving to London in 1701. He was decidedly unsuccessful as a physician in his earlier years, and retreated to Aberdeen in 1705. "Little is known about the period between 1705, when Cheyne suffered his collapse, and 1715, when he re-emerged to the public…" (DNB). However, several of his later works proved immensely popular, among these the present one; according to the DNB the Natural Method "gives the fullest exposition of his mature thought… It both summarized his earlier ideas and added new material. In a section addressed specifically to women, he detailed his preformationist views on generation…". After an inauspicious start, Cheyne appears to have developed his career considerably; Gilbert Burnet and Hans Sloane are said to have referred their patients to him, and his Essay of Health and Long Life (1724) "made him one of the best-known physicians in Britain" (DNB). - Like Sydenham, Cheyne's works managed to reach foreign audiences; a French translation of the Natural Method appeared in 1749, while Cheyne's other works also enjoyed translations into Latin and Dutch. Cosimo Mei's introduction of the English physician to the Italian public is accompanied by a woodcut vignette and a quotation from Virgil, a life of Cheyne, and two prefatory notes to the reader explaining the circumstances of its publication. {BN#10418}
¶ Blake 86. Cf. DNB IV, 219, 8. Not in Waller or Osler.

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Three rare architectural and garden ornament works

Danreiter, Franz Anton. Lust-Stück der Gärten. Parterres ou Broderies des Jardins.... Augsburg, Johann Andreas Pfeffel, [1728], [1740s]. Augsburg, Johann Andreas Pfeffel, [1728], [1740s]. Oblong folio (245 x 375 mm). 2 engr. title pages and 22 + 20 engr. plates by Pfeffel after Danreiter. (Bound with) II: Steingruber, Johann David. Architecture civile. Erster Theil [= all published]. Architecturally engr. title-page, engr. preface (misbound before title-page), and 25 numbered engr. plates by J. D. Ringlin after Steingruber; explanatory text engraved within the plate in German and French. - (Bound with) III: Charmeton, Georges. Plans de divers edifices et corniches choisies. Abriße unterschiedener Gebälcke und Kronwercke. 12 engr. plates, including the title-page. Contemp. German half vellum over paste boards and beige paper covers (a little foxed); slightly faded red stained gilt lettered label tooled directly onto spine. Red speckled edges.

EUR 18,000.00

A remarkable sammelband of three rare architectural and garden ornament works (the first in two parts), all of which were published by the important Augsburg print publisher Johann Andreas Pfeffel. I: First and only edition of a very scarce ornamental garden pattern book by the newly appointed court gardener and inspector of the Salzburg gardens, Franz Anton Danreiter (1695-1760). In 1728 Danreiter was appointed court gardener and inspector to related buildings by the ducal bishop of Salzburg. He translated Dezallier's "La Theorie et la Pratique du Jardinage" into German and became one of the more important mediators of French garden design to the German-speaking countries. His own designs issued in the present work, in two parts, with the second part particularly rare, show more than 100 ornamental and fanciful planting patterns on 42 plates. This was his first and rarest model book with garden plans for parterres. They show that far from endlessly repeating the strict symmetrical canon of French Baroque garden design, Danreiter developed a never-ending variety in ornamental designs which herald the German rococo. Danreiter served five successive bishops in Salzburg. Between 1727 and 1735 he also engraved a number of large-scale views of the city which represent a unique documentation of Salzburg in its 18th century baroque glory. - II: First edition of Steingruber's first published architectural book, showing designs for town houses and palaces. In total Steingruber shows seven scaled designs from a garden pavilion in an aristocratic park (2), several ever more lavish town houses for the haute bourgeois (4), and finally a ducal residence (1). Each design is shown in as much detail as possible with elevations and plans, but also several sections. The grander houses are shown with views of street and garden elevations; some designs have differently laid out plans. The architect J. D. Steingruber (1702-87) was appointed court architect by the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach in 1734. In the course of his near sixty-year tenure of this position he was able to transform the townscape of Ansbach after his own designs. He is best remembered for his playful "Architektonisches Alphabet" (1773), a remarkable series of designs in which each building has a ground plan based on a different letter in the alphabet. - III: Scarce 18th century copy of Charmeton's rare "Diverses corniches choisies sur l'anticque", originally issued in 30 plates in c. 1670 (cf. Guilmard, 68). Pfeffel decided to issue only a selection of the designs. - Very rare: the only three complete copies of Danhauser's work located in libraries worldwide are at Augsburg (cf. KVK), Dumbarton Oaks (cf. OCLC), and the National Gallery, Washington (cf. Millard, Northern, no. 18). The Bavarian State Library and the British Library have only the first part; Olschki, Choix, 645 offered a copy with the second part, but lacked 2 plates in that part. - First leaf with near-contemporary aristocratic illegible ownership stamp. A fine architectural sammelband in excellent fresh condition with the plates in strong impressions, all printed an thick paper. {BN#44849}
¶ I: Kat. der Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 3332 (wrong collation). II: Kat. der Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 2006. Cicognara 676. OCLC records copies at Avery and Getty; as well as 4 copies in Germany (including Berlin). III: Kat. der Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 3929.

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Darwin, Charles. Insectivorous Plants. London, John Murray, 1875. London, John Murray, 1875. 8vo. X, 462 pp. With woodcut illustrations in text. Contemp. full calf with spine gilt in six compartments, giltstamped green spine label, gilt inner dentelle, leading edges gilt. Marbled endpapers; all edges marbled.

EUR 6,000.00

First edition. - Presentation copy from the library of the British architect William Cecil Marshall (1849-1921), inscribed to him on the half-title ("From the Author") by a clerk at the publisher's, and with Marshall's autograph ownership above that. Darwin and Marshall had corresponded over insectivorous plants the previous year (cf. Darwin Correspondence Project no. 9627F, letter dated 7 Sept. [1874]). In 1876 Darwin would engage the architect's services to build an extension to Down House on the north side (a billiard room with dressing room and bedroom above). - Extremeties worn; front marbled flyleaf weakened. Still an appealing copy. {BN#45523}

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Deyl, J[an]. O kystách na okraji vícek ocních.... Prag, Nákladem Ceské Akademie Císare Frantiska Josefa pro Vedy, Slovesnost a umení, 1893. Prag, Nákladem Ceské Akademie Císare Frantiska Josefa pro Vedy, Slovesnost a umení, 1893. 64 SS. Mit gefalt farblithogr. Tafel. Ill. türkisfarbener, goldgepr. Originalleinenband über Holzdeckeln. Buntpapiervorsätze. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Gr.-8vo.

EUR 75.00

Abhandlung des bedeutenden tschechischen Ophthalmologen Jan Deyl (1855-1924) über "die Cysten des Augenlidrandes" (deutsche Übs. auf SS. 31-64). - Der dekorative Einband stellenweise etwas berieben, im ganzen jedoch sauber und kaum gebräunt. {BN#10404}

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[Diderot, Denis und d'Alembert, Jean Le Rond. Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts... libéraux, et les arts méchaniques, avec leur explication (...)]. Horlogerie. Contenant soixante-quatre planches. [Paris, Briasson, David, Le Breton, 1765]. [Paris, Briasson, David, Le Breton, 1765]. 25 SS. Mit zus. 62 (statt 64) gest. Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen sowie Rückenfileten. Folio.

EUR 800.00

Die Tafeln zur Uhrmacherkunst aus der Erstausgabe von Diderots und d'Alemberts "Encyclopédie" (Tafelband IV, "troisième livraison"). Es fehlen die letzten beiden Tafeln II B (m) und III B (n). - Zu Beginn stärkerer Wasserschaden (im Index auch den Text betreffend; die Tafeln nur im Rand betroffen). Remboîtage: Das Rückenschildchen weist den Einband als urspürunglich für Vesalius' "Tabulae ossium humanorum" aus. {BN#19975}
¶ Lough 10.

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Dietrich, Albert. Terminologie der phanerogamischen Pflanzen, durch mehr als 600... Figuren erläutert und besonders zum Unterricht für Seminarien und Realgymnasien bestimmt; nebst einer Anleitung für den Lehrer, wie er in der Botanik mit Nutzen zu unterrichten hat. Berlin, Theodor Christian Friedrich Enslin, 1829. Berlin, Theodor Christian Friedrich Enslin, 1829. (2), 26 SS. Mit 8 lith. Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezug. Qu.-Folio.

EUR 280.00

Erste Ausgabe. - Der Danziger Botaniker A. Dietrich (1795-1856) war Custos des königlichen Gartens zu Berlin und Lehrer an der Gärtner-Lehranstalt in Schöneberg. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig; die Tafeln teils gleichmäßig etwas gebräunt, aber wohlerhalten. Selten; kein Exemplar auf dt. Nachkriegsauktionen. {BN#11161}
¶ Pritzel 2247. Nissen, BBI II, 482. OCLC 7431190. Nicht bei Dochnahl.

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The first monograph on mosses

Dillenius, Johann Jacob. Historia muscorum: A General History of Land and... Water [...] Mosses and Corals, containing all the known species, exhibited by about 1000 figures, on 85 large Royal 4to Cooper Plates, collected, drawn and engraved in the best manner from the originals [...]. London, J. Millan, 1768. London, J. Millan, 1768. Large 4to. (2), 13, (1), 10 pp. With 85 engr. plates. Contemp. calf with giltstamped label to richly gilt spine. Leading edges gilt.

EUR 1,800.00

Second edition of this principal work, first published in 1741. Dillenius is considered the founder of scientific investigation of cryptogams, especially mosses (cf. Hirsch/H. II, 271). "The beginning of bryology. The exact descriptions of the species, as well as the excellent illustrations, drawn and engraved by himself, made his 'historia muscorum' a standard work, not superseded for many years" (cf. NDB III, 718). - Binding slightly rubbed and bumped; small defect to spine. A good, wide-margined copy; the engravings printed in good impressions. With signature and heraldic bookplate of Otto Leiner. {BN#11203}
¶ Nissen BBI 491. Stafleu/C. 1472. Henrey 641. DNB V, 984 ("his greatest work").

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Dziatzko, Karl. De mammarum structura. Dissertatio inauguralis medico-anatomica [...]. Berlin, Brüschcke, 1830. Berlin, Brüschcke, 1830. 8vo. 39, (1) pp. Papered spine.

EUR 180.00

Rare Berlin anatomical dissertation about the female breast. With a life of the author (born in Oppeln in 1802; died 1852), a son of the professor of obstetrics, Jacob Dziatzko, on pp. 38f. - Some brownstaining and waterstaining throughout. {BN#46160}
¶ OCLC 257740654. Not in Kayser, Engelmann, Wellcome or Waller.

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Ehrmann, Martin S. Handbuch der populären Chemie in ihrer vielseitigen Beziehung... zum gemeinen Leben und vorzüglich zur Gewerbstunde, so wie der mannigfachen Benützung chemischer Grundsätze und Thatsachen [...]. Zweiter Band. Vienna, Singer & Goering, 1842. Vienna, Singer & Goering, 1842. 8vo. (2), 824, IV pp. With 3 numbered lithographed illustrations on 2 folding plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards with giltstamped spine title.

EUR 35.00

First edition. - Second volume only of this comprehensive two-volume manual by the chemist and pharmacist Ehrmann, issued from 1841 to 1842. Intended for laymen, it describes basic principles of chemistry as well as compounds and processes relevant to everyday life. - Binding rubbed, lightly scuffed, inner hinges worn. Plates wrinkled. A few pages near the end uncut, first pages brownstained. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel. {BN#48797}
¶ Bolton 423. Kayser IX, 240. Cf. Ferchl-Mittenwald 140.

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[Einband.] Frankel, A. Das Ofner Kaiserbad in historischer, technischer u. medizinischer... Hinsicht. Ein Hilfsbuch für Heilsuchende. Dritte vermehrte Auflage. Ofen, Martin Bagó, 1862. Ofen, Martin Bagó, 1862. 84 SS. Blauer Samteinband mit getriebener Silberblechapplikation am Vorderdeckel. Altweiße Lackpapiervorsätze. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. 8vo.

EUR 350.00

Prächtig gebundenes Exemplar aus der "Kaiserin-Sophien-Bibliothek", der Sammlung der Erzherzogin Sophie Friederike von Österreich (1805-72), Mutter von Kaiser Franz Joseph und bekannt als Gegenspielerin ihrer Schwiegertochter "Sisi". - Innen teils unbedeutend braunfleckig (Titel etwas stärker); der herrliche Samteinband ausgezeichnet erhalten und auch am Rücken nirgends ausgeblichen. {BN#19471}

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Einstein, Albert. Collection of 10 first issue offprints from the... "Sitzungsberichte der preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften". Berlin, Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften / de Gruyter, 1922-1932. Berlin, Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften / de Gruyter, 1922-1932. I: Zur Theorie der Lichtfortpflanzung in dispergierenden Medien. 1922. [Weil 120. Seelig 162. Schilpp-Shields 145. Boni 132]. II: Zu Kaluzas Theorie des Zusammenhanges von Gravitation und Elektrizität. Erste [und zweite] Mitteilung. 1927. [Weil 156. Seelig 212]. III: Riemann-Geometrie mit Aufrechterhaltung des Begriffes des Fernparallelismus. 1928. [Weil 161. Seelig 161. Boni 174]. IV: Neue Möglichkeit für eine einheitliche Feldtheorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität. 1928. [Weil 162. Seelig 218. Cf. PMM 416]. V: Einheitliche Feldtheorie und Hamiltonsches Prinzip. 1929. [Weil 166. Seelig 227. Schilpp-Shields 227. Boni 184. Cf. PMM 416]. VI: Die Kompatibilität der Feldgleichungen in der einheitlichen Feldtheorie. 1930. [Weil 169. Seelig 239]. VII: Zum kosmologischen Problem der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. 1931. [Weil 179. Seelig 249, Schilpp-Shields 249]. VIII: Systematische Untersuchung über kompatible Feldgleichungen, welche in einem Riemannschen Raume mit Fernparallelismus gesetzt werden können. 1931. [Weil 180. Seelig 250. Schilpp-Shields 250]. IX: Einstein & W. Mayer: Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität. 1931. [Weil 182. Seelig 251. Hook/Norman 701]. X: Einstein & W. Mayer: Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität. Zweite Abhandlung. 1932. [Weil 185].

EUR 2,800.00

10 of a total of 36 "Sonderausgaben aus den Sitzungsberichten" published under Einstein's name between 1914 and 1932. Such offprints of the session reports of the Academy of Sciences (largely with independent pagination) were presented to the author by the publisher in a limited number as vouchers or dedication copies. - The present offprints date from Einstein's middle and late period at the Berlin Academy. They mainly treat the connection between gravity and electricity/electromagnetism. Einstein strove for a "unified field theory", as the General Theory of Relativity did not allow for properly integrating the electromagnetic field into the geometry of space-time. After a first attempt at a solution in 1925, Einstein tackled the problem again three years later, "only to find that Riemann's conception of space, on which the general theory was based, would not permit of a common explanation of electromagnetic and gravitational phenomena. In a series of papers devoted to the development of 'A Uniform Theory of Gravitation and Electricity' he outlined a new theory of space with a view to the unification of all forms of activity that fall within the sphere of physics, giving them a common explanation. All that would then remain to complete a scientific unison is the correlation of the organic and inorganic" (PMM 416). - The present offprints reach from the first publication after the Nobel Prize to the last but one before Einstein's leaving Germany. Three articles were published in collaboration with Einstein's assistant, Walter Mayer. - One issue with slight crease to front cover, otherwise very fine throughout. {BN#2268}

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Euklid. - Wurm, Julius Friedrich (ed.). Euklid’s Data nach dem Griechischen mit Robert Simson’s... Zusätzen. Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1825. Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1825. V, (1), 78 SS. Mit 2 gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. 8vo.

EUR 160.00

Neuübersetzung aus dem griechischen Original, mit Konkordanz zur Simson’schen Ausgabe. Der Herausgeber war Diakon zu Lauffen/Neckar. Die beiden Tafeln in der noch jungen lithographischen Technik zeigen schematisch Konstruktionszeichnungen und Proportionssätze. - Durchgehend leicht braunfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. {BN#4255}
¶ Hoffmann II, 51.

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(Euler, Leonhard). - [St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences]. Acta Academiae Scientiarum Petropolitanae pro anno MDCCLXXVII. Pars... posterior. St. Petersburg, typis Academiae Scientiarum, 1780. St. Petersburg, typis Academiae Scientiarum, 1780. 4to. Part 2 (of 2) only. VIII, 84, 395 pp. With engr. title vignette, 1 folding table, and 18 folding engravings and mezzotints. Contemp. calf with 2 giltstamped labels to spine. All edges red.

EUR 1,500.00

Contains seven first printings of treatises by Leonhard Euler: De integratione formulae. - De valore formulae integralis. - Novae demonstrationes circa resolutionem numerorum in quadrata. - Considerationes circa brachystochronas. - Sur l’effet de la refraction dans les observations terrestres. - De motu oscillatorio penduli cuiuscunque, dum arcus datae amplitudinis absolvit. - De theoria lunae ad maiorem perfectionis gradum evehenda. {BN#18547}

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Faber, Anton. Principia juris metallici Hungarici. Preßburg, Belnays Wwe. & Erben, 1816. Preßburg, Belnays Wwe. & Erben, 1816. 147, (1) SS. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgpr. Rückentitel und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 8vo.

EUR 350.00

Seltene erste Ausgabe dieses Abrisses des ungarischen Bergrechts. - Der Preßburger Jurist und Statistiker Anton Faber war auch Professor des Bergrechts. - Kl. Wasserrand am oberen Schnitt; Einbandbezug stellenweise gering lädiert. Nur 1 Exemplar in Bibliotheken nachweisbar (Stabi Berlin). {BN#19869}

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Fechner, Gustav Theodor. Massbestimmungen über die galvanische Kette. Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1831. Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1831. Large 4to. XII, 260 pp. With folding lithogr. plate. Contemp. red half calf with gilt-stamped label to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers.

EUR 1,500.00

First edition. - Principal work of the Leipzig physicist G. T. Fechner (1801-87), who mainly worked in the areas of optics and Galvanism and who experimentally proved Ohm's Law. His present work compares electromotoric forces based on the measurement of electric currents. - Very attractive, unbrowned copy in a decorative contemporary binding. {BN#16397}
¶ Darmstaedter 392. Wheeler Gift 859. Roller/Goodman 389. Poggendorff I, 728. Not in Ronalds.

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