2467 - 2631 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TRANSPORT, TECHNOLOGY
- Partly sl. foxed; two plates lack sm. portion of one corner (1x affecting image); owner's entry on title-p. Binding worn/ rubbed; top of spine sl. dam./ chipped.
- Most plates sl. fingersoiled in margins; textpages trifle foxed.
= Instalment from the first edition of the Encyclopédie. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- A few sm. parts repaired w. tape. Spine-ends worn; frontcover unevenly sunned.
= Showing the following animals: the frog, the crayfish, the mouse, the roman snail, the leech.
= Instalment from the first edition of the Encyclopédie. Nice set of plates, showing various types of fishing (with nets, angling, by night etc.) and many of the industries surrounding fishery: the repairing of nets, the drying of fish, the making of hooks etc. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
= A travel compendium or fishing set with all the necessary items to cast a line, very rare to find in such complete state. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.
- Some foxing. Second series bindings sl. worn.
= Wing Easton A235. Containing i.a. early articles on the invention of the telephone (1878).
AND 1 other.
- Three maps w. tear. Boards w. sm. stains.
= The atlas contains 32 maps showing the sky between +30 and -30 degrees.
- One fold. plate sl. creased in outer margin. Otherwise contents fine. Lacks backstrip and frontcover loose.
= Rare, complete Dutch translation of Bode's Anleitung zur Kenntniß des gestirnten Himmels (Berlin/ Leipsic, 1778). Houzeau/ Lancaster II, 9261.
- Partly waterstained in margins; a few lvs. w. tear in margin (occas. into text); title-p. partly doubled and w. closed tear; a few lvs. mounted on new stubs and w. sl. dam. blank inner margin; sm. libr. stamp (Bibliotheca Sancti Pauli Oosterholt) on title-p. and on verso final text leaf; bookplates on upper pastedown (F.C.G. Comte de Kuijpers seignr. de Rijmenam and le Vicomte Obert de Thieusies); owner's entries on first free endpaper (illegible and/ or crossed out), on title-p. (J.P. Allard (dated 1867)) and on final pastedown (François Joseph Duraij). Upper hinge splitting; vellum creased and with some small stains; lacks ties.
= Houzeau/ Lancaster I/2, 11432; Macclesfield Sale lot 498. Rare work on sundials.
- Erroneously paginated but complete; lower outer blank margin first 6 lvs. frayed; partly waterstained.
= Houzeau & Lancaster 11948; Poggendorff I, p.689. In the present work Euler gives "the solutions of the main problems of theoretical astronomy dealing with the structure, nature, motion and action of comets and planets. With regard to the theory of perturbed motion of celestial bodies, Euler formulated the perturbation theory in general terms so that it can be used to solve the mathematical problem of dynamic models and particular problems of theoretical astronomy (...) He gave an extensive mathematical treatment of the problem of improving approximations of orbits within the framework of the two-body problem and taking perturbations into account. In his Theoria motuum planetarum et cometarum published in 1744, Euler gave a complete mathematical treatment of the two-body problem consisting of a planet and the Sun." (Debnath, The Legacy of Leonhard Euler, p. 364). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
- Upper pastedown and a few lvs repaired w. paper; a few lvs. w. portion torn off or a tear; sl. (finger)soiled, mostly in margins; some lvs. w. sm. wormhole near inner margin; hinges weak. Binding sl. soiled; a few waterstains on frontcover; lacks portion of backstrip at lower corner.
= Cf. Bierens de Haan 2666; cf. Poggendorff I 1373. ''In his Progymnasmatum astronomiae restitutae de motu solis (Middelberg, 1619) Van Lansberge taught the probability of the earth's motion according to the Copernican doctrine; the same is true of Bedenckingen op den dagelyckschen , ende jaerlyckschen loop van den aerdt-kloot (Middelberg, 1629), translated into Latin by M. Hortensius as Commentationes in motum terrae diurnum, et annuum (Middelberg, 1630)'' p.28 DSB.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Backstrips sl. rubbed; paper over covers sl. worn/ chafed.
= Cf. Houzeau/ Lancaster I, 9284.
- Heavily annotated copy in a contemp. hand. One woodcut (p.16) lacks movable parts and all other movable parts loose; upper hinge broken (first few quires loosening); sl. waterstained in lower blank margin, not affecting text; lvs. occas. dogeared; final leaf dam. along margins and loose. Spine dam.; vellum darkened; backcover lacks upper corner.
= Adams H 733. "Sacrobosco's fame rests firmly on his De Sphaera, a small work based on Ptolemy and his Arabic commentators, published about 1220 and antedating the De sphaera of Grosseteste. It was quite generally adopted as the fundamental astronomy text, for often it was so clear that it needed little or no explanation (...) There are only four chapters to the work (...) After Manilius' Astronomica, The Sphere was the first printed book on astronomy (Ferrara, 1472) (...) For eighty years after Barocius in 1570 had pointed out some eighty-four errors, The Sphere was still studied, and in the seventheeth century it served as a manual of astronomy in some German and Low Countries schools. Often it appeared with commentaries by the most distinguished scholars of the time". (DSB XII, p.61). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.
- Lacks the title-p., frontisp. and 65 maps/ plates; the maps/ plates occas. partly (vaguely) waterstained; otherwise contents fine. Binding fine.
= Honeyman Collection VII, 2975; Houzeau/ Lancaster I, 9748; Poggendorff II, p.1096. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.
- Lacks 1 fold. plate; first few leaves trifle waterstained; fold. plates sl. frayed; one fold. plate cut sl. short.
= Houzeau/ Lancaster 9732 (dating 1695).
- Scattered library (cancel) stamps, i.a. "Bibliotheek Koninklijk Instituut van ingenieurs (...) Den Haag" at beginning and end and mainly on title-p. Backstrip dam. and partly worn away; frontwr. loose.
= Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky (1847-1921) was a Russian scientist, mathematician and engineer, and one of the founding fathers of modern aero- and hydrodynamics.
= Charming album assembled by a contemporary aviation enthousiast. The London-Melbourne race was held on 20-23 October 1934. The Dutch KLM aircraft De Uiver finished second.
ADDED 2 others: a small commemorative earthenware plate w. "Holland O. Indië K.L.M. 1933. Versnelde Kerstvlucht 18-22 Dec. (...)" and a KLM routemap Amsterdam-Batavia.
= I.a. first flight cover (envelope) of San Juan to Paramaribo, 1929 (w. Charles Lindbergh stamp), first flight cover of Fcam 6 (from Cuba to Florida and to Porto Rico, w. Charles Lindbergh stamp), mail cover w. stamps for the official opening of the Newark airport in New Jersey in 1929 (w. a post stamp of the international civil aeronautics conference in 1928), first flight cover of the air mail line between Java and Australia (1931), the famous Dutch flight of the Pelikaan (record flight in 1933), Pander postjager (first and only flight, 1933), De Uiver during the race to Melbourne (1934, stamp dated in Batavia), first transatlantic flight cover of the KLM with the Snip (1934), first flight cover Java-Borneo (february 1936), first flight cover Canada Air Mail, Rae to Fort Resolution 1932 and first flight cover of the Concorde from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 1976. And various envelopes w. air mail stamps from Brasil, Costa Rica, Congo, India, Indochine (Vietnam), Cuba, Nicaragua, Paraguay. And with accompanying photographs of aeroplanes and their crew.
- Lacks the portrait; all vols. w. new endpapers; a few foxed spots; vol. 2 sl. waterstained. Top of spine of vol. 2, 3 and 4 chipped. Still an attractively bound set.
= G. van Swieten was a medical student of H. Boerhaave. During Boerhaave's lectures, van Swieten adapted an existing shorthand system to medical language, so his lecture notes reflect Boerhaave's presentation closely. Their mutual respect led Boerhaave to show his most interesting private cases to van Swieten. At various times Boerhaave stated that van Swieten would be the most suitable person to succeed him as a professor. Due to their very close relation, van Swieten considered it his life-work as a medical writer to commentate on Boerhaave's Aphorisms. "The Commentaria, which greatly contributed to the dissemination of Boerhaave's ideas beyond the circles of his pupils, was reprinted many times and was translated into four languages." (DSB XIII, p.181f). Bibl. Walleriana 9393; Wellcome V, p.219; Hirsch-H. V, p.590f; Lindeboom p.48.
- Sl. foxed, mostly in margins and on pastedowns. Boards worn, mostly along extremities; spine-ends dam.
= Plates from a rare miniature herbal for ladies in the shape of an almanac by Johan Carl Krauss (1759-1826), German professor of Medicine in Leiden. The almanac appeared between 1799 and 1802.