2057 - 2238 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TRANSPORT, TECHNOLOGY
- Lacks one textleaf (p.341-342); owner's entry on first blank and on title-p.; preliminary leaves partly browned/ yellowed/ waterstained and soiled (sl. affecting engr. title-p.); title-p. reattached on later stub; a few leaves (sl.) foxed; occas. sm. restorations in blank margins, otherwise fine. Spine-ends and corners rubbed.
= Interesting copy in which the added final pages numb. p.361-369 are from a different French work and contain the fold. plate showing a deformed child ("monstre") from the front and the back. Johannes Schultes (1595-1645), was one of the leading surgeons of his day. His Cheiroploteke seu armamentarium chirurgicum was published posthumously at Ulm in 1655 under the editorship of his nephew Johannes Scultetus the younger. Subsequent 17th and 18th cent. Latin, French and Dutch editions spread Scultetus' fame and influence. Cf. Hirsch-H. vol. V, p.298f; Krivatsy 10476; Garrison/ Morton 5571 and Norman Library 1912 (all on the edition of 1655). "Through its numerous revised and expanded editions and translations, Schultets's work became the most widely published illustrated treatise on surgery of the seventeenth century (...)." (Norman Library). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- Sl. foxed; hinges weak; one plate reattached. Binding worn along extremities; lacks mor. letterpiece.
= First Dutch edition. Albert/ Norton/ Hurtes 2155. "Perhaps the most influential optical textbook of the eighteenth century, this work helped establish the particulate theory of light" (Albert/ Norton/ Hurtes on the first English edition). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
- Last 10 lvs. sl. waterstained in upper blank margin. Frontcover knacked. A good copy.
= BMN, p.361.
- Occas. (sl.) foxed/ yellowed; heraldic bookplate on upper pastedown vol. 2. Both vols. upper joint split(ting); binding sl. worn.
= Bibl. Med. Neerl. I, p.293; Coll. Friedrich 227; Banga 785-805. Not in Proksch. Rare history of syphilis, "waarin in vaak platte taal de gevolgen van deze "schandelijke ziekte" breed wordt uitgemeten. De ruwe geneeswijze van baatzuchtige "pokmeesters" aan de kaak stellend, veroordeelt hij het geven van te grote doses kwik en de beruchte kwijlkuren dier dagen." (Baumann, p.182).
- A few plates w. (large) repaired tears; sl. foxed/ yellowed. Binding darkened, rubbed and worn.
= Choulant 60f; Hirsch/ H.1, p.91; Bibl. Walleriana 337 (incompl.); Wellcome II, p.26; Garrison/ Morton 399: "Albinus was one of the greatest anatomical illustrators of the 18th century; his illustrations of the bones and muscles were noted for their beauty and accuracy and his work established a new standard in anatomical illustration". The first edition. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- A fine, clean copy apart from the following sm. defects: sm. library stamp on title; bookplate Gozewijn Jan Loncq (rector magnificus Utrecht University) on first free endpaper; sm. owner's entry on verso last page. Vellum sl. soiled; lacks ties.
= Choulant p.60f; Hirsch-H. I, p.91; cf. Bibl. Walleriana 337 (ed. 1744.); BMN I, p.84; Wellcome II, p.26; cf. Garrison/ Morton 399: "Albinus was one of the greatest anatomical illustrators of the 18th century; his illustrations of the bones and muscles were noted for their beauty and accuracy and his work established a new standard in anatomical illustration". Spoelder 6. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- Second and third vol. (sl.) yellowed. Fore-edge of overlapping part of frontcover of first vol. partly cut off; frontcover of second vol. rubbed.
= The final two bound with works are: TH. BARTHOLINUS, De nivis usu medico observationes variae (Copenhagen, 1661) and IDEM, Repsonsio de Experimentis Anatomicis Bilsianis (Copenhagen, 1661). Apparently the final vol. containing the Centuria V and VI is extremely rare. For the Historiarum Anatomicarum Centuria see Krivatsy 831; on De nivis usu Krivatsy 815 and on the Responsio de Experimentis Anatomicis Bilsianis see Krivatsy 840. See also Hirsch I, p.310. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
- Lacks 7 plates; contents loose(ning); occas. sl. creased in blank margins; scattered contemp. annots. Paper over covers dam.; backstrip loose(ning).
= Wellcome II, p.536; Choulant p.61; Bibl. Walleriana 2839 (all with varying collation).
- A few ills. loose(ning); margins of plates trifle fingersoiled; trifle foxed; bookplate on 1 plate. Frontcover of atlas loose; backcover heavily stained; spine-ends worn; corners showing; cover of text vol. sl. worn.
- Covers stained; spine sl. worn.
Schmidt, Dr. Het menschelijk Lichaam, Zijn Bouw en Zijn Inwendige Organen. Deventer, Kluwer & co., n.d. (±1880), 20p., 3 (counted as 5) multi-layered col. lithogr. anatomical models, orig. wr., 4to.
- Bookblock loosening. Covers sl. stained; bookseller's ticket on frontwr.
AND 9 others similar, all w. movable/ multi-layered col. lithogr. plates.
- First two vols. only (vols. 3-4 were published in 1827-1838 by G. Sandifort, the author's son). Very fine, clean copies. Both vols. covers sl. scratched/ rubbed/ worn; spine-ends sl. worn/ dam. (first vol. lacks 1 letterpiece).
= Rare, first catalogue of the anatomical collection of the university of Leyden, with very fine plates on large, heavy paper. The first vol. comprises a history of the Leyden professors of anatomy and 9 plates of human skulls from different native groups (i.a. "Cranium Angli", "Cranium Itali", "Cranium Kalmukki" and "Cranium Ethiopici"). The 127 plates in the second vol. show various bone diseases and disorders, cardiac and congenital abnormalities. BMN I, p.101; Choulant p.140; Goldschmidt p.80f; Hirsch V, p.170; Lindeboom 1720; Bibl. Walleriana 8549; Bayle/ Thillaye II, p.828f: "Sandifort a donné à toutes ses productions un caractère d'utilité qu'elles conserveront longtemps; il les a enrichies d'un grand nombre d'observations particulières qui lui sont propres, et il eu soin d'en approcher une multitude de faits analogues (...)". Not in the Wellcome or Norman-library. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.
= Complete set.
= Fine, complete set
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; sm. tear in title-p. Binding sl. chafed.
= Bierens de Haan 2162; cf. Poggendorff I, p.91 (ed. London 1742); DSB I, p.410ff: "(...) he is especially noted for his popularization of the use of the microscope and for his contribution to the study of chrystals. (...) The first edition of The microscope made easy appeared in 1742; it ran to five editions in Baker's lifetime and was translated into several foreign languages. (...) Henry Baker was in many respects a typical natural philosopher of the eighteenth century. His interest ranged widely, and his skills were equally various: he was by no means dedicated to one branch of study, nor did he do research in modern sense. Yet he deserved the title "a philosopher in little things"; and he had the rare gift of communicating his knowledge of, and above all his enthusiasm for, the microscope to others. (...) He regarded the microscope with reverence, as a means to the deeper appreciation of the wonders of God's world."
- Backstrip worn off; covers sl. chafed. Internally fine.
= Bierens de Haan 2163; cf. Poggendorff I, p.91 (ed. London 1764); DSB I, p.410ff: "(...) he is especially noted for his popularization of the use of the microscope and for his contribution to the study of crystals. (...) The first edition of The microscope made easy appeared in 1742; it ran to five editions in Baker's lifetime and was translated into several foreign languages. (...) Henry Baker was in many respects a typical natural philosopher of the eighteenth century. His interest ranged widely, and his skills were equally various: he was by no means dedicated to one branch of study, nor did he do research in modern sense. Yet he deserved the title "a philosopher in little things"; and he had the rare gift of communicating his knowledge of, and above all his enthusiasm for, the microscope to others. (...) He regarded the microscope with reverence, as a means to the deeper appreciation of the wonders of God's world."
- Very fine and practically spotless copy, beautifully handcoloured. Corners sl./ trifle worn
= Nissen, BBI 1156; Stafleu 4288; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 482. Compared to the original German edition (Nürnberg 1759-1763), this first and only Dutch edition has 24 plates extra. Splendid, often almost surrealistic plates by A.W. Winterschmidt, depicting a great variety of magnified objects like insects, plants, minerals, cristals etc. Also many interesting plates concerning the microscopical apparatus. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
- Lacks 6 plates; a few plates sl. creased; the first plate torn on fold; plates erratically bound. Sold w.a.f.
= Deals extensively w. the technical aspects of windmill machinery and windmill building. Rare.
- Without the separately published second vol. (publ. 1736). (Sl.) foxed; lower corner sl. mouldy. Binding worn; paper over boards torn off; top of spine dam.
= Bierens de Haan 3524. Nice and detailed plates of various types of mills.
- Occas. waterstained; annots. on pastedown/ endpapers. Spine-ends trifle worn.
- For the greater part fine; some dustwrs. (mostly the earlier numbers) sl. sunned. = Still in progress.
The New Naturalist Monographs. No.1-6, 9, 15, 19 and 20. Ibid., idem, 1948-1965, 1st ed.,10 (of 22) vols., ills., orig. cl. (8x w. dustwr.).
- Most endpapers (sl.) foxed. Occas. edges foxed.