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71 2057 Angling  Houghton W 71 2057 Angling Houghton W
71 2057 Angling  Houghton W 71 2057 Angling Houghton W
71 2057 Angling  Houghton W 71 2057 Angling Houghton W
71/2057 [Angling]. Houghton, W. British Fresh-Water Fishes. London, W. Mackenzie, 1879, 2 vols., XXVI,98; 99-204p., 41 col. woodengr. plates and num. ills. by A.F. LYDON, contemp. unif. gilt black hmor., marbled edges, folio.

- Fine copy, with only occasional sl. foxing. Bindings trifle rubbed along extremities.

= Nissen, FB 78; Nissen, ZBI 2009. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVIII.

€ (400-600)
71 2058 Astronomy  Ferguson J 71 2058 Astronomy Ferguson J
71/2058 [Astronomy]. Ferguson, J. De starrekunde voor jonge heeren en jufferen, op eene gemeenzaame wyze verhandeld in tien samenspraaken tusschen Neander en Eudosia. Amst., P. Meijer, 1771, 1st Dutch ed., (4),233,(3)p., 7 fold. engr. plates, contemp. gilt hcalf w. mor. letterpiece.

- Binding sl. worn. A fine copy.

= Poggendorf I, p.734; DSB IV, p.565: "A skilled designer of clocks and planispheres (as well as a "solar eclipsareon"), he [Ferguson] became an accomplished lecturer and expounder of Newtonian ideas, especially after the publication of his Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles (1756), which went through seventeen editions." Most of the plates show astronomical instruments.

€ (300-500)
71 2059 Astronomy  Knoop J H 71 2059 Astronomy Knoop J H
71 2059 Astronomy  Knoop J H 71 2059 Astronomy Knoop J H
71/2059 [Astronomy]. Knoop, J.H. Verhandeling van de sphaerische of klootsche Zonne-wysers; Namelyck, hoe men op een Sphaera Convexa, of Ronde Kloot, allerley Zonnewysers Meetkonstig beschryven kan. Leeuw., H.A. Chalmot, 1761, (10),244,(8)p., engr. title-vign. and 21 engr. fold. plates by J.C. PHILIPS, contemp. wr.

- Contemp. owner's entry on verso title-p.; partly sl. waterstained in lower and outer blank margins, plates clean. Paper over spine partly worn off.

= Bierens de Haan 2521; Houzeau & Lancaster 11656. First edition of an important work on spherical sundials by the Dutch mathematician Johann Hermann Knoop (1700-1769). It describes how to measure and construct different types of sundials, including one inside a hollow half sphere, and a "gnomic" armillary sphere. Rare.

€ (80-100) 80
71 2060 Astronomy  Rost J L 71 2060 Astronomy Rost J L
71/2060 [Astronomy]. Rost, J.L. Atlas portatilis coelestis oder kurze Vorstellung des ganzen Welt-Gebäudes in den Anfangs-Gründen der wahren Astronomie. Nürnberg, C. Weigel, 1780, (16),362,(22)p., 38 contemp. handcol. engr. plates, contemp. gilt hcalf.

- Corners sl. rubbed. Otherwise a very fine copy.

= Rare edition of this work, first published Nürnberg, 1743. A work written "zum Unterricht der studierenden Jugend" and nicely illustrated. Not in Houzeau/ Lancaster; cf. Dünnhaupt 1638, 26. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVIII.

€ (600-800) 800
71 2061 Astronomy  Valk G 71 2061 Astronomy Valk G
71/2061 [Astronomy]. Valk, G. 't Werkstellige der Sterre-konst, Zoo na de Eerste, als de Tweede beweeging, Mitsgaders van de toestand des aard-kloots, In 't gebruyk van der zelver hemel en aard-globen; Beneffens de bysondere nieuwen planeten-wyzer (...). Amst., G. Valk "in de Wakkeren Hont", n.d. (±1700), (6),140p., engr. frontisp., 3 (of 4) fold. plates, contemp. hroan, sm. 4to.

- Lacks 1 fold. plate; first few leaves trifle waterstained; fold. plates sl. frayed; one fold. plate cut sl. short.

= Houzeau/ Lancaster 9732 (dating 1695).

€ (80-100) 80
71 2062 Aviation  Barrès F  Brémaus E and Schoeller A 71 2062 Aviation Barrès F Brémaus E and Schoeller A
71 2062 Aviation  Barrès F  Brémaus E and Schoeller A 71 2062 Aviation Barrès F Brémaus E and Schoeller A
71/2062 [Aviation]. Barrès, F., Brémaus, E. and Schoeller, A. Les transformateurs d'énergie. Générateurs, accumulateurs, moteurs avec les plus récentes applications a la navigation aérienne. Paris, A. Quillet, 1907, 2 vols., text vol.: X,221p. and num. (full-p.) (photogr.) ills.; atlas: 14 multilayered col. lithogr. plates w. accomp. text, orig. unif. pict. cl., large 4to.

- Text vol. bookblock broken; atlas bookblock loose and sl. foxed; 1 plate loose. Both vols. binding trifle worn, mostly on backstrips; backstrip atlas vol. loose(ning).

€ (50-70) 100
71/2063 [Aviation]. Het Vliegveld. Waarin opgenomen de officieele mededeelingen der Kooninklijke Nederlandsche Vereeniging voor Luchtvaart. Year 14-25. Ed. H. Hegener. Amst., Het Vliegveld, 1930-1941, 12 parts in 8 vols., ills., contemp. unif. hcl. (7x)/ modern buckram (1x), 4to.
€ (80-100)
71 2064 Badè W F 71 2064 Badè W F
71/2064 Badè, W.F. The Life and Letters of John Muir. Boston/ New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924, 2 vols., (10),398,(1); (6),453,(1)p., 2 frontisp. portraits, orig. unif cl. w. giltlettered leather letterpiece.

- Both vols. w. bookplate on upper pastedown. Letterpieces sl. worn. Despite defects fine, clean copies.

= John Muir (1838-1914) was an influential Scottish-American naturalist and is well known as an early advocate for the preservation of the American wilderness.

John of the Mountains. The Unpublished Journals of John Muir. Ed. L Marsh Wolfe. Ibid., idem, 1938, XX,(2),459p., frontisp. portrait, 8 plates, orig. dec. cl. w. dustwr.

€ (100-150) 110
71 2065 Ballooning  Guasti T C and Bertarelli A 71 2065 Ballooning Guasti T C and Bertarelli A
71 2065 Ballooning  Guasti T C and Bertarelli A 71 2065 Ballooning Guasti T C and Bertarelli A
71 2065 Ballooning  Guasti T C and Bertarelli A 71 2065 Ballooning Guasti T C and Bertarelli A
71/2065 [Ballooning]. Guasti, T.C. and Bertarelli, A. L'Aeronautica italiana nell'immagine 1487-1875. Bibliografia di giuseppe Boffito con aggiunte di Paolo Arrigoni. Milano, Museo Caproni, 1938, (4),IV,184,(1)p., 174 (tipped-in) (col.) plates, num. tailpieces and (full-p.) ills., orig. gilt pict. hvellum, t.e.g., folio.

- Upper joint weak; backstrip worn; corners showing. Internally fine.

= With a tipped-in facsimile letter to Caproni Guasti from the president of the Reale Accademia d'Italia. One of 500 copies, of which only 100 were for sale. A major study of early Italian aeronautics from the Renaissance well into the 19th century.

€ (200-300) 210
71 2066 Ballooning  Guasti T C and Bertarelli A 71 2066 Ballooning Guasti T C and Bertarelli A
71/2066 [Ballooning]. Guasti, T.C. and Bertarelli, A. Francesco Zambeccari aeronauta (Bologna 1752-1812). Milano, Museo Caproni, 1931, (6),XIV,124p., 24 (double-p.) (col.) plates, num. (tipped-in) (col.) ills., orig. wr. w. mounted plate on frontcover, folio.

- Trifle foxed. Backstrip loose(ning); frontcover, top of spine and first 3 lvs. sl. nibbled by silverfish.

= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION "Alla signora Mantica Barzini con affettuose amicizie Timinia Caproni Guasti", dated december 1931. One of 100 copies for sale for the benefit of the Museo Caproni. A rich bibliographical and iconographical source for this first aeronaut fly in a balloon in England.

€ (100-150)
71 2067 Blumenbach J F 71 2067 Blumenbach J F
71 2067 Blumenbach J F 71 2067 Blumenbach J F
71/2067 Blumenbach, J.F. Grondbeginselen der natuurkunde van den mensch. Harderwijk, J. van Kasteel, 1791, 1st Dutch ed., XX,6,(4),522,(9)p., 4 fold. plates, modern hcalf.

- Title-p. trifle foxed. Otherwise a fine copy.

= DSB I, p.203-204. J.H. Blumenbach (1752-1840) was the founder of scientific anthropology (i.a. based on comparative anatomy and geology). "Blumenbach was one of the earliest thinkers to recognize the "historicalness" of nature, and therefore occupies an important place in the history of evolution theory." (DSB).

€ (50-70) 50
71 2068 Bradley R 71 2068 Bradley R
71/2068 Bradley, R. Wysgeerige verhandeling van de werken der Natuure. Amst., I. Tirion, 1744, (6),330p., woodcut title-vignette, 30 (fold.) engr. plates, contemp. hcalf.

- Covers w. a few rubbed spots. = Plates numb. I-XVII and XIX-XXXI as usual.

€ (300-500) 300
71 2069 Buffon G L L de 71 2069 Buffon G L L de
71 2069 Buffon G L L de 71 2069 Buffon G L L de
71 2069 Buffon G L L de 71 2069 Buffon G L L de
71 2069 Buffon G L L de 71 2069 Buffon G L L de
71/2069 Buffon, G.L.L. de. Oeuvres complètes, suivis de ses continuateurs Daubenton, Lacépède, Cuvier, Duméril, Poiret, Lesson et Geoffroy-St-Hilaire. Brussels, Th. Lejeune, 1828-1833, 14 text vols. and 6 plate vols., 2 lithogr. portr., 2 double-p. maps, 1 fold. table, 736 (the greater part handcol.) lithogr. plates, contemp. unif. gilt hcalf.

- (Sl.) foxed throughout; 4th text vol. w. some waterstains; 2nd plate vol. hinges widening. A few vols. covers sl. soiled.

= The first collected Belgian edition. Nissen, ZBI 689 (calls for 733 plates, w. a slightly diff. collation). Attractively bound set. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVII.

€ (600-800)
71 2070 Busby J 71 2070 Busby J
71/2070 Busby, J. Nature Drawings. Chelmsford, Arlequin Press, 1993, no pagination, num. ills., printed in 1000 numb. copies, orig. cl. w. dustwr., sq. 4to (fine). Henry, B. Highlight The Wild. The Art of the Reid Henrys. Hampshire, Palaquin Publishing ltd., 1986, 103p., num. (col.) ills., orig. pict. boards, sm. 4to (fine). - AND 5 others, all English text, on bird painters or drawings.
€ (50-70) 50
71/2071 Cars  Automobiles Hotchkiss 71/2071 Cars Automobiles Hotchkiss
71/2071 [Cars]. Automobiles Hotchkiss. (Saint Denis s. Seine/ Amst., Automobiles Hotchkiss/ H.C.L. Sieberg, n.d. (1938)), 23,(1)p. (incl. wr.), printed in yellow and black throughout, 11 ills. (incl. one double-p. centre-fold ill.) by i.a. A. KOW, orig. wr., obl. sm. 8vo.

- Fine copy.

= Attractively designed brochure for the following models: the Cabourg, the Côte d'Azur, the Biarritz, the Monte Carlo, the Vichy, the Chantilly and the Modane.

AND 1 other: a brochure for L. ROSENGART (The Hague, n.d. (±1937), 8 full-p. ills., entirely printed in aubergine, orig. wr., obl. 8vo. Vague pencil annot. on frontwr.). - AND 2 other incomplete brochures, i.a. a brochure for ROLLS ROYCE/ BENTLEY (±1938, 2 parts in 1 vol., col. ills., obl. 8vo. Lacks wr.; pencil annot. on first leaf). - ADDED: 2 odd pre-World War II issues of two different periodicals on cars, i.a. BTW BLÄTTER. Heft 24. November 1935 (Berlin, 1935, ills., orig. wr., 4to)

€ (70-90) 80
71/2072 Cars  Buick 1938 71/2072 Cars Buick 1938
71/2072 [Cars]. Buick 1938. Antw., General Motors Continental S.A., (1938), 30,(2)p., Dutch text, richly illustrated in colour and silver, orig. pict. wr., large obl. 4to.

- First page w. company stamp "W. van Zijll's Autobedrijf N.V. (...) Arnhem". Spine sl. rubbed; a few creases in frontwr.

= Shows 20 models from the series 90, 80, 60 and 40, incl. interior views, and with several ills. of car parts. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIX.

AND 2 others, i.a. an attractive fold. brochure for CHRYSLER 1939 (Detroit, 1939, col. brochure, 1 leaf folded twice (as published), 4to-size. A few sl. rubbed spots).

€ (50-70)
71/2073 Cars  Hansa Typ 1100 1700 71/2073 Cars Hansa Typ 1100 1700
71/2073 [Cars]. Hansa. Typ 1100 1700. Bremen, Hansa-Lloyd u/ Goliath, n.d. (±1940), Dutch language, col. brochure illustr. by GESSNER, 1 leaf folded twice, 4to-size.

- Stamp of "Firma Rosier (...) Leeuwarden" on verso of frontwr.

AND 6 others, incl. 4 (fold.) brochures, all Dutch language: 2x for Ford Trucks (1938 and 1940), Renault trucks (1939) and Chevrolet ((1939); partly sl. split(ting) on folds).

€ (60-80)
71/2074 Cars  Nash Ambassador 71/2074 Cars Nash Ambassador
71/2074 [Cars]. Nash Ambassador. Kenosha, Nash Ambassador, n.d. (±1938), (32)p. (incl. wr.), richly illustrated, orig. wr., obl. 4to.

- First two leaves split at lower end of spine; a few vague creases in frontwr. Otherwise fine.

= Dutch language edition, issued for N.V. Engelbert's Automobielhandel, The Hague/ Amsterdam.

De nieuwe Hudson voor 1938. Detroit, Hudson Motor Comp., (1938), 32p. (incl. wr.), num. (col.) ills., orig. wr., obl. 8vo.

- Pencil annots. on backwr.

= Dutch language edition issued for N.V. Algemeene Garage en Automobielmaatschappij (A.G.A.M.).

AND 2 Ford brochures: THE "PREFECT" FORD (Singapore, ±1938, (full-p.) (col.) ills., orig. wr., obl. 8vo. The full-p. ills. w. pencil annots. on price etc.; wrappers foxed) and FORD 2,2 LITER (Dutch language brochure, folded 3 times, Neuilly, ±1938, col. ills. by R. GÉRI, sm. 4to. Stamp of "N.V. Haarlemsche Auto Centrale (...)" on frontcover).

€ (100-150)
71/2075 Cars DKW  DKW een Auto Union product 71/2075 Cars DKW DKW een Auto Union product
71/2075 [Cars. DKW]. DKW een Auto Union product. The Hague, Hart Nibbrig & Greeve N.V., n.d. (±1938), 8p., monochr. ills., orig. wr., obl. 8vo (fine). (Auto Union). (The Hague, Auto Palace, 1938), 15,(1)p., monochr. ills., orig. wr. (almost identical to the preceding brochure), obl. 8vo (wr. sl. duststained and vague pencil annots. frontwr.).

= The first brochure advertises exclusively DKW cars, i.a. the DKW spezialklasse Cabriolet, DKW tweezits Luxe-Cabriolet and DKW vierzits Luxe-Cabriolet. The second brochure advertises various models of Wanderer, Audi and Horch cars, i.a. the Wanderer W24 Cabriolet, the Adio Sport-Cabriolet and the Horch 5 Liter Conduite Interieure Separée de Luxe.

€ (80-100)
71/2076 Cars Horch  Horch 830B 71/2076 Cars Horch Horch 830B
71/2076 [Cars. Horch]. Horch 830B. Zwickau, "Druck Förster & Borries", n.d. (1935), (18) textp., 12 col./ tinted plates by E. DEMAR, (repeated) tail-pieces, orig. wr., obl. 4to.

- Wrappers dogeared and sl. worn/ creased; backstrip worn.

= Horch, established at the beginning of the 20th century, merged with the marques DKW, Wanderer and Audi to form Auto Union, the ancestor of the present-day Audi. This brochure shows 5 models: Innenlenker, Sport-Cabriolet, Viertüriges Cabriolet, Pullman-Limousine and Pullman-Cabriolet.

€ (70-90) 70
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