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Bordeu, Théophile de. Recherches sur les pouls, par rapport aux crises. Paris, Pierre-Fr. Didot le Jeune, 1768. Paris, Pierre-Fr. Didot le Jeune, 1768. 3 Teile in 4 Bänden. Vortitel, Titel, 3, (1), IIII-XXX, 356 SS. Vortitel, Titel, 3, (1), 388, (4) SS. XXX, 31-323, (1) SS. Titel, 323-658, (4) SS. Marmorierte Lederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. und Rückenvergoldung. 8vo.

EUR 400.00

Zweite Ausgabe (EA 1756) der wichtigen Schrift des angesehenen Arztes Théophile de Bordeu (1722-76), “der hauptsächliche Begründer des Vitalismus in Frankreich” (Hirsch I, 527). Aus dem Besitz des damals noch studierenden Mediziners und späteren Politikers Charles Nicolas Beauvais de Préau (1745-1794) mit seinem eh. Besitzvermerk und Zusatz “medicinae studiosi”, datiert 1771-73, am Vorsatz dreier Bände. - Paginierung teils etwas verworren, jedoch so komplett. Ecken bestoßen; untere Ecke des Vorderdeckels am letzen Band lädiert (Nagespur), sonst gutes, kaum gebräuntes Exemplar. Selten; seit 1974 auf keiner deutschen oder internationalen Auktion. {BN#4541}
¶ Blake 59. Wellcome II, 203. Vgl. Waller 1307a (spätere Ausg.). Vgl. Hirsch I, 528.

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Borgsdorff, Ernst Friedrich. Neu-Triumphierende Fortification auff allerley Situationen, defensivè und offensivè... zu gebrauchen [...]. Wien, Johann Georg Schlegel, 1703. Wien, Johann Georg Schlegel, 1703. Gest. Frontispiz, (10), 398, (2) SS. Mit 116 teils mehrf. gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit gepr. Pergamentrückenschildchen und reicher, teils oxydierter Goldprägung in den Rückenfeldern. Qu.-4to.

EUR 4,500.00

Das seltene, reich illustrierte Werk zur Festungsbaukunst handelt davon, "wie man die Royal-Vestungen und Cittadelle, Auxiliar-Wercke und Contra-Approschen, Retrenchementer und Feld-Schantzen, auff alten und neuen Plätzen, regular und irregular, in Eyl und mit Weile, mit kleinen als auch ansehnlichen Unkosten, aus siben wichtigen approbirten Militarischen Haubt-Maximen, dergestalten disponiren, erbauen und verthaidigen möge, daß ein darfür attaquirender Feind ehender ermüden müsse weder obsigen könne." - Borgsdorff "war kaiserl. Oberingenieur und trat in der Folge auf Befehl Kaiser Leopolds in den Dienst Peters des Großen. Hier leitete er 1696 die 2-jähr. Belagerung v. Asow, wie Glaser sagt, 'auf eine außerordentliche Weise', indem er eine besondere, sonst außergewöhnliche Art, zu approchiren angebe, weil denen solcher Arbeit noch unerfahrnen Russen die gewöhnliche Art in kurtzer Zeit nicht begreiflich zu machen war: die Erd-Waltzen genannt. Nach Eroberung dieses wichtigen Platzes baute er 1698 einige gantz neue Fortressen in selbiger Gegend" (Jähns). Eine lateinische Ausgabe hatte er bereits 1694 veröffentlicht. - Die 1693 gegründete Offizin des aus dem Kanton Schwyz zugewanderten Schlegel ist die jüngste der sieben alten Universitätsbuchdruckereien Wiens. - Ausgabe in einem Band; Pohler zitiert die nach S. 240 geteilte Ausgabe. - Stellenweise gering braunfleckig. Die Lagen Ccc und Bbb gegeneinander verbunden, jedoch komplett. Einbanddecken fachmännisch restauriert, Vorsätze erneuert, sonst gutes, kaum gebräuntes Exemplar. {BN#3071}
¶ Jähns II, 1711 und 1380f. Pohler III, 699 (s. v. “Burgsdorf”; in 2 Bdn.). Michigan Military Books 223 (m. Abb.). Kat. KA I, 795. Mayer, Wr. Buchdr.gesch. II, 11.

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Born, Max, Physiker (1882-1970). Eigenh. Widmung in: Ders.: Die Theorie des starren... Elektrons in der Kinematik des Relativitätsprinzips. Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1909. Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1909. (2), 56 SS. Bedruckte Broschur. 8vo.

EUR 250.00

Separatum aus: Annalen der Physik (Folge 4, Band 30). "Mit herzlichem Gruße" am Umschlag. Der daneben stehende Namenszug "Born" nicht von eigener Hand. {BN#45992}

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Born, Max, Physiker (1882-1970). Eigenh. Widmung in: Ders.: Die träge Masse und... das Relativitätsprinzip. Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1909. Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1909. 14 SS. (num. 571-584). Bedruckte Broschur. 8vo.

EUR 450.00

Separatum aus: Annalen der Physik (Folge 4, Band 28). "Mit bestem Gruße" am Umschlag. Der daneben stehende Namenszug "Born" nicht von eigener Hand. {BN#45991}

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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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Brühl, Carl Bernhard. Icones ad zootomiam illustrandam. Das Skelet der Krokodilinen,... dargestellt in zwanzig Tafeln zu Erleichterung des Selbststudiums; sämmtlich nach der Natur gezeichnet, in Zink gestochen und erläutert. Vienna, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1862. Vienna, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1862. Folio (334 x 420 mm). (2), VIII, 48 pp. With 20 zincographic plates, the final one supersized and folded several times, all with tissue guards intact. Publisher's half cloth with printed boards and giltstamped spine title.

EUR 950.00

Rare study of the crocodile's skeleton by the Austrian physician and anatomist C. B. Brühl (1820-99), a pioneer of comparative osteology and a champion of women's rights. Sigmund Freud writes that it was his hearing Brühl's reading of Goethe's "Die Natur" that persuaded him to enter medical school. - Binding rubbed; some foxing throughout, but well-preserved. {BN#48435}

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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 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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Pioneering book of about 300 medicinal recipes in Spanish

Castillo, Juan del. Pharmacopoea universa medicamenta in officinis pharmaceuticis usitata complectens,... & explicans. Cádiz, Juan de Borja, 1622. Cádiz, Juan de Borja, 1622. 4to. (7), "335" [= 332], (6) ff. With a helmed, crested and mantled dedication woodcut of the Contreras coat of arms on the title-page (dexter argent paly of 3 azure, sinister an inverted tower, the whole with a bordure containing 12 X's) repeated at the end of liber I, woodcut device at the end of the text (stork standing on its left foot on a scull and holding a rock in its right foot, holding a banderole in its beak with the word "vigilate"), and a woodcut annunciation (including a banderole with "ave Maria gracia plena") above the colophon, a woodcut tailpiece (plus 5 repeats), and headpieces, tailpieces and factotums built up from arabesque and other typographic ornaments.Tree-pattern tanned sheepskin (ca. 1830), sewn on 3 recessed cords but with 4 false bands on the gold-tooled spine, with the title and author's name on a brown and a black morocco label in the 2nd and 4th of 5 compartments and the owner's initials J.S. (for José Saranderes) in the 5th, marbled endpapers (large blue shell on small brown shell, the form similar to Wolfe 125), headbands in blue and white.

EUR 15,000.00

Rare first and only early edition, with the text in Spanish but the lists of ingredients in Latin, of by far the most extensive and most detailed early medicinal recipe book in Spanish, with recipes for about 300 medicines arranged in 9 sections for internal medicines followed by 3 sections for external medicines. Each recipe begins with a list of ingredients followed by instructions for the preparation of the medicine and information about its uses and dosage under various circumstances. Liber 1, section V is devoted to opium. The book closes with an appendix on weights and measures and an extensive index. Its only real predecessor, Luis de Oviedo's 1581 Methodo de la coleccion, y reposicion de las medicinas, offers only 49 recipes and gives no clear lists of ingredients. - Almost all we know about Castillo comes from the book itself, where he gives some biographical information. He was born to Spanish parents in Bordeaux, where he studied pharmacology, then worked in the apothecary shop at the Escorial in Madrid where he learned a great deal about chemistry (a remarkably early example of experimental chemistry in pharmacology: López-Pérez, Chymia, 2010, p. 344) and moved about 1610 to Cádiz where he set up his own apothecary shop. He noticed the dangerous lack of good Latin among young people working for apothecaries and provided the present work to remedy the situation. He was still fairly young when he wrote it. On the title-page he calls himself a professor of medicine at Cadíz, but he probably taught on his own account, for there was no faculty of medicine in Cadíz until 1748. The colophon's "en cassa de l autor" suggests the publication was his own venture, without institutional support, and he dedicates it to Juan Ruiz de Contreras y Téllez (ca. 1570-1625), an important councillor to King Phillip III, though he lost some of his influence when the king died in 1621. Although Castillo titles his book Pharmacopoea, and it was widely used and influential in Spain, it appears never to have been officially adopted as a standard, so that it does not fit the strict modern definition of a pharmacopoeia. The content of the book is: liber 1 (internal): I De conditis aut conservis. II De sapis. III De eclegmatis seu loch. IV De pulveribus aromaticis electuariorum. V De opiatis. VI De electuaris. VII De hieris. VIII De pilulis. IX De trochiscis. liber 2 (external): prefacio. I De oleis. II De unguentis. III De emplastris. [Appendix:] Tractado de los pessos, y medidas vivales. - With an owner's inscription of the Madrid pharmacologist José Saranderes, author of a 1837 manuscript on the preparation of opium, on the back of the title-page and his initials J.S. gold-tooled at the foot of the spine. Slightly browned with some foxing, spots and stains, a hole affecting a couple words in Y2 and restored corners in 7 other leaves without loss of text, but still generally in good condition. Binding slightly rubbed but otherwise good. The earliest extensive book of medicinal recipes in Spanish: a pioneering pharmacological work. {BN#50211}
¶ Bibliographia medica Hispanica II, 140 (p. 63). R.R, Guerrero, Diccinario ... autores farmacéuticos I (1958), pp. 632f. A. Hernández Morejón, Historia bibliográfica de la medicina Española V (1846), 50. Krivatsy 2260 (lacking title-page & 1 text leaf). Palau 47896 & 48131. USTC 5021897. Wellcome I, 1355.

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First edition of the first European medical book to be translated into Chinese

Charas, Moyse. Pharmacopée royale. Paris, Moyse Charas (colophon: printed by R. Chevillion), 1676. Paris, Moyse Charas (colophon: printed by R. Chevillion), 1676. 4to. (12), 1060, (34), (2 blank) pp. With engraved frontispiece, engraved dedication and 6 numbered engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine.

EUR 6,500.00

First edition of a pharmacopoeia compiled by the French apothecary Moyse Charas (1618-1698). The pharmacopoeia begins with an extensive introduction to ancient (Galenic) and modern (chemical) pharmacy. Charas was among the protagonists in favour of the chemical pharmacy, however, he did not thoroughly reject the Galenic pharmacy. "The remainder of the volume was divided almost evenly between traditional and chemical preparations. … In a long section on the elements he openly took the side of the chemists stating that the four elements were insufficient to explain observations. … The chemical section included plates illustrating chemical equipment as well as chemical characters and symbols" (Debus). While Charas wrote several works, the present pharmacopoeia is his best-known and was soon translated into English (The royal pharmacopeia …, 1678), German and even Chinese, and as such the first European medical book translated into Chinese. - With the engraved bookplate of the Espich family ("Insign Espichiorum famil") and small label of the pharmacist Koenig. A few occasional spots, some stains to the title-page and page 9, a negligible waterstain at the head of some leaves, head of the spine chipped, but otherwise in good condition. {BN#50185}
¶ Krivatsy 2371. Osler 2280 note. Wellcome II, p. 327. Cf. A.G. Debus, The French Paracelsians: the chemical challenge to medical and scientific tradition in early modern France (1991), pp. 130-131.

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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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Grimaldy's panacea: a very treatise from the library of Henri Joliet

Copponay de Grimaldy, Denis de Maubec. Le tombeau de l'envie, ou il est prouvé... qu'il n'y a qu'une medecine, qui est la chimique; qu'il n'y a qu'un temperament & une seule maladie, & par consequent qu'il ne faut qu'un remede pour la guerir [...] Traittant auparavant des eaux minérales de Saint-Simphorien, prés d'Annessy en Genevois; de Cessey, prés de Viteaux en Bourgongne; & de Sainte-Anne, à demie lieue de Dijon. Dijon, J. Ressayre, 1679. Dijon, J. Ressayre, 1679. 12mo. 84 pp. 19th-century aubergine morocco, gold-tooled spine and board edges, gilt edges.

EUR 6,500.00

Extremely rare treatise on a panacea by Denis de Maubec, de Copponay de Grimaldy (1623?-1717). This curious author was alchemist, personal physician to the king of Sardinia and founder of the l'Académie chimique ducale-royale de Savoie. He is known from a few short treaties from the end of the 17th century and his posthumous work published by Jourdan de Pellerin in 1745. While his name seems to have been well known in the past - at least until the 19th century, when he is described as the "fameux charlatan Grimaldi de Copponay" - actual information on the author and his work appears to be scarce. - With the bookplate of the 19th-century French bibliophile Henri Joliet from Dijon, with his monogram CBMHI (Claude Bernard Marguerite Henri Joliet) and the motto "Plus penser que dire", and a manuscript note that he acquired the volume in Lyon in 1843. A faint dampstain at the head throughout and at the foot of the title-page, but otherwise in very good condition. {BN#50184}
¶ Brunet III, 1539. WorldCat (4 copies). Cf. Brüning 4477 (collected works). Goldsmith, BM-STC French C 1465 (other work). Krivatsy 7581 (other work). Wellcome II, p. 390 (3 other works). The author not in NBG.

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Corti, Alfonso. De systemate vasorum Psammosauri grisei. Wien, Typis Congregationis Mechitharisticae, 1847. Wien, Typis Congregationis Mechitharisticae, 1847. 65, (7) SS. Mit 14 Abbildungen auf 6 Bll. Geheftet. Folio.

EUR 75.00

Erste Ausgabe der Dissertation des italienischen Anatoms Alfonso Corti (1822-76). - Umschlag etwas gebräunt, knittrig. {BN#50780}

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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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Linnaean edition of the illustrated catalogue of Sherard's great botanical garden

Dillenius (Dillen), Johann Jakob. Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina. Leiden, Cornelis Haak, 1774. Leiden, Cornelis Haak, 1774. Folio. 2 vols. in one. (12) pp. With 325 engraved plates, numbered 1-147, (1), 148-324. 4 plates misbound: 6/7 and 273/274. Contemporary boards.

EUR 12,000.00

Second expanded edition of "one of the most important of pre-Linnaean works" (Hunt): Dillen's description of plants in the great botanical garden in Eltham (London) of James Sherard, "one of the most richly stocked gardens in the world". - To this second edition the Linnaean binomal names are added on the preliminary leaves and in the present copy a contemporary hand has written these names in ink under each of the plates. The first edition, printed in London 1732 is extremely rare, only 145 copies of the plates and 500 of the original text were printed. The present second Leiden edition is praised for its very fine plates of succulents. - Johann Jakob Dillen (Dillenius) (1684-1749), was one of the important botanists of his time. He was born in Darmstadt and settled in England in 1721. James Sherard (1666-1738) was a weatlhy botanist and apothecary, whose gardens at Eltham, south of London, were famous for their exotic and rare plants from the Cape, Virginia, Mexico, the West Indies and Argentina. Sherard had visited other continental gardens and wanted to have his catalogued according to the highest scientific standard. He was able to persuade Dillen to take up this task. Many of the plants in Sherard's garden were new to science and were never illustrated before. Dillen immortalized the gardens with 325 excellent plates that illustrate 417 plants, drawn and engraved by himself. He complains in one of his letters about the high costs for meeting the demands of James Sherard without receiving any financial support from his side. However, when William Sherard died in 1728 he left a fund to the Oxford University for a professorship of botany, of which Dillen was the first holder. - "Dillen's work was highly respected by Linnaeus ... His Hortus Elthamensis (first edition 1732) may have served as a prototype for the Hortus Cliffortianus(1737)" (Stafleu, Linnaeus). The plates by Dillen were sufficiently accurate to be of considerable service to Linnaeus. In a gesture of appreciation Linnaeus named a genus of trees Dillenia. Dillen offered Linneaus his position as professor of botany at the University of Oxford, but he declined. - Wholly untrimmed with very large margins. Very many handwritten notes at the bottom of the pages, a small brown stain at the bottom of the page. Slightly rubbed and soiled but completely intact and firm. Overall in good condition. {BN#52161}
¶ Dunthorne 94. Hunt 637. Nissen, BBI 492. Pritzel 2285. Stafleu, Linnaeus, p. 199. Stafleu-Cowan 1471.

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