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    • CHEZ DETERVILLE, 1813
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    • Bibliographic details: New Edition Frontispiece portrait of Buffon engraved by Gaucher after Drouais, plus around 800 full-page hand-colored illustrations. Original boards, some in great shape, some with front and/or back boards nearly or fully detached; interiors excellent. A new edition of Buffon's natural history, classified by order, genera, and species, according to Linnaeus' system by René-Richard Castel. The collection consists of 26 volumes of Buffon's natural history; 5 volumes on minerals by Eugene Patrin; 4 volumes on reptiles by Charles Sonnini and Pierre André Latreille; 10 volumes on entomology by F... Read more
    • SAMUEL ETHRIDGE FOR JOHN WEST, ET AL., 1796
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST AMERICAN EDITION Contemporary quarter sheep and marbled boards, joints cracked; text in excellent shape. First American edition, from the fourth London edition. A rare ephemeral work on the treatment of the cough and asthma. A work that perhaps has as much or more value today than it did when first published. Austin, 890; Evans, 30551. Read more
    • J.M. DENT & SONS, 1920
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With 22 color plates after H. Grönvold. Original publisher's cloth (no dust jackets), gilt decoration on cover and gilt lettering on spine; an excellent copy from the Library of James M. Dolan, with his stamp on both title pages. First edition, one of three thousand copies printed for distribution in England and the United States. Hudson introduces new species that have been discovered since his previous work on Argentinian avifauna (Argentine ornithology written with Philip Lutley Sclater and published in 1888-89). "In the present work the classification, synonymy, &c. in the... Read more
    • W.H. LIZARS, AND STIRLING AND KENNEY, ETC., 1834
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Complete with 64 colored plates, all tissue guards present. Half-titles, engraved portrait frontispieces (of Linnaues in Volume I and Pennant in Volume II), hand-colored engraved title pages, plus the title pages to both the Naturalist's Library series and the Natural history of Humming-birds in both volumes. A lovely copy bound in modern cloth from the Library of Dr. James M. Dolan with his stamp (dated 1974) on the title pages and his son Dr. James M. Dolan Jr. with his faint blind-stamp. First edition of the first two volumes of the Ornithological Series of Jardine's Natura... Read more
    • AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1960
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Text illustrations and 67 tipped-in photographic color plates. Publisher's full green leather, illustration on front cover, gilt lettering on spine; interior excellent. A beautiful copy from the Library of Dr. James. M. Dolan Jr. with his blind-stamp on title page. Preserved in the original slipcase, which is a bit worn. First edition, Number 57 of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. This extraordinary work was made possible by technical achievements in photography, which is thoroughly explained in the book. The author succeeds in having most of the species exposed to th... Read more
    • F. E. BOERICKE, 1888
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Publisher's cloth, a bit worn; title page detached but present. Bookplate indicating a gift from Dr. E. Rodney Fiske to the library of the Medical Society of the County of Kings on December 26, 1924. First edition. Following a short preface, this book basically is a listing of remedies, consisting of a chemical combination, and for each a listing of nine factors: 1. Temperament (symptoms, type of personality, presentation, such as "rheumatic and gouty persons" or "women and children"); note: this factor is often left blank; 2. Location and nature; 3. Objective; 4. Causal; 5. G... Read more
    • CAMBDRIGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1900
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With illustrated diagrams, full-page photographic plates, and text illustrations throughout. Original cloth, Volume III rebacked, otherwise covers and text in excellent condition. From the library of John Stuart Mackenzie, professor of logic and philosophy, University College, Cardiff, Fellow of Trinity College, and a Fellow of the British Academy. Of significance is Mackenzie's manuscript notes which cover every blank leaf of Volume III concerning this work as well as citing contemporary authors. First edition of Reynold's most important papers including his work in fluid mec... Read more
    • WERTHMULLER, 1830
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Contemporary half cloth and marbled boards, spine label, top joint cracked, edges worn; minor waterstain to first few leaves. Ownership signatures on title, some stamps on title and blanks. First edition of a compilation of tax conscriptions (dicalis conscriptions) in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1830. This document, consisting of an explanation of the means by which taxes are calculated as well as tax tables, was written by Sigismund Jekelfalussy, the Notary of Komitat Zips, an administrative county of the Kingdom of Hungary, called Scepusium before the late nineteenth century. ... Read more
    • WILLIAMS & NORGATE, 1863
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    • Bibliographic details: SECOND EDITION Cloth, title in gilt on spine; a few leaves loose at top hinge. With the bookplate of the Forbes Library, Northampton, Massachsetts (withdrawn stamp on bookplate). Second edition of this survey of the Coptic, Sahidic, and Bashmuric dialects including alphabets, numbers, pronunciation, abbreviations, etymology, declensions, and various grammatical elements (nouns, verbs, pronouns, conjunctions, etc.) Tattam lays out the text in a concise and ordered fashion for students of the language. Tattam (1789-1868) was a clergyman and Coptic scholar who received his Ph.D at Leyden and w... Read more
    • ARTI GRAFICHE BARI & CO., 1926
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    • Bibliographic details: In the original printed wrappers; an excellent set. Voltiana was issued monthly in 1926 one year before the centenary of Volta's death. A committee was formed to handle preparations of the commemoration under the patronage of King Vittorio Emanuele III. Benito Mussolini was the President of the Honorary Committee and Guglielmo Marconi was the Director. Villa Olmo, in Como, hometown of the scientist, was elected as the venue for the celebrations that took place in 1927 from May to June. Each issue contains interesting articles on science and art related to Volta and his home during his life.... Read more
    • JOHN MURRAY, 1876
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    • Bibliographic details: With 109 tables and 1 diagram; errata slip tipped in. Original green cloth; some very minor soiling, otherwise a very good copy with the ownership inscription of Charles Crompton, possibly the English barrister and Member of Parliament for Leek in Stafordshire and husband of Florence Elizabeth Gaskell (daughter of the novelist Elizabeth Gaskell). First edition, first issue (1500 copies), of Darwin's survey of the mechanism favoring cross-fertilization. This work was based on twelve years of experimentation with 57 species and led to the discovery and demonstration of the concept of hybrid v... Read more
    • LONGMANS, GREEN, 1870
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With steel engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 engraved plates, and numerous text engravings. Publisher's cloth, worn, spines badly sunned; internally good. With the bookplate of Charles R. C. Tichborne (1836-1905). First edition of this early biography of Faraday by Jones (1814-1873), physician and chemist, secretary of the Royal Institution, and friend of Faraday. Included in the work is an extensive amount of material drawn from Faraday's letters and his research notebooks. Read more
    • R.H. PORTER, 1905
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Complete with 15 fine hand-colored lithographed plates after the Danish illustrator Henrik Grönvold, 2 photogravure frontispieces, 2 photographic plates and 2 folding maps. Contemporary half-morocco and marbled boards, spine in compartments with title and date in gilt on spine. An excellent set with the bookplate of Jack Vincent on both paste-downs, ownership inscription dated 1906 on preliminary blank, small blindstamp of James M. Dolan Jr., former head curator and director of collections at the Zoological Society of San Diego. First edition, number 64 of a limited edition of... Read more
    • R. FRIEDLANDER & SOHN, 1898
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With 45 lithographed plates (42 colored) and 7 colored maps. Half morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine. From the libraries of Dr. James M. Dolan Jr., director of collections for the San Diego Zoological Society, and Professor R. Woltereck of the University of Leipzig. First edition of one of the most comprehensive monographs on the birds of the East Indian Archipelago. Meyer, Director of the Royal Museum in Dresden, collaborated with his assistant Wiglesworth to present a systematic account of the species found in the peculiar geographical area strung between t... Read more
    • PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1865
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With 27 fine hand-colored lithographic mounted on guards, all by C.F. Tholey after Elliot and J. Wolf with the exception of 2 hand-colored plates of eggs after W.S. Morgan, all printed by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. Contemporary half green morocco, edges and corners worn; interior excellent. First edition of one of the most important ornithological works printed in America. "Next only to Audubon's, the Elliot works are the most valuable American bird plates" (Bennett). This second of Elliot's three works printed in the United States focuses on the then-known species of grouse... Read more
    • D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 1863
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With 31 beautiful hand-colored lithographed plates after D. G. Elliot, E. Maubert, A. Mesnel and 1 unsigned plate after C.P. Tholey. Modern brown morocco, author and title in gilt on spine, a.e.g. First edition, a fine copy of Elliot's beautiful paintings of the pittas, small Asian forest birds whose brilliant colors and bold patterns would be a treat for any artist. This was Elliot's first publication with his own illustrations. He includes in every plate a showy flower, usually in shades that further enhance the vividness of each page. Elliot was able to portray the pittas w... Read more
    • WHELDON WESLEY, 1945
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With 40 color plates from drawings by Henrik Grönvold (1 is a duplicate) and 17 sepia photogravures. Later green buckram with gilt lettering on spine. An excellent and very clean copy of this beautiful book from the library of Dr. James M. Dolan Jr., director of collections for the San Diego Zoological Society, with his blind-stamp. First edition of this preeminent work, limited to 412 copies, the only publication to document completely the diurnal birds of prey. A systematic treatment of every species and sub-species, this treatise provides the classification, characteristics... Read more
    • HUGH REES LTD, 1930
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Complete with author's portrait on frontispiece, 3 folding maps, 38 plates (31 colored) after G.E. Lodge, Roland Green and H. Gronvold, text illustrations throughout. Original green cloth, gilt lettering, some rubbing to corners and edges of spine; despite minor browning to preliminary and blank leaves, a very nice wide-margined copy, uncut, from the library of Dr. James M. Dolan Jr., with his blind-stamp on title page. First edition of the most systematic account on Egyptian birds. The work is based on Nicoll's manuscript with notes and description of the Egyptian avifauna. T... Read more
    • LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO, 1918
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    • Bibliographic details: Mixed edition Titles in red and black, 82 colored plates after Thorburn. Contemporary red cloth, gilt lettering, top edge gilt; despite some fading on the binding, plates are very clean. A nice and crisp copy from the Library of James Dolan Jr., curator of the San Diego Zoological Society. First edition of Volume IV, second edition of Volume III, and third edition of Volumes I and II. This work is known to contain the finest twentieth-century illustrations of birds. Thorburn's life-long study has conferred to him an extraordinary capacity for catching the distinctive attitudes of the birds ... Read more
    • GRANT RICHARDS, 1903
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Original red cloth with title in gilt on front board and spine, top edge gilt; minor soiling to bottom edge, otherwise an excellent copy preserved in a slipcase. First edition, first issue with the half-title and publisher's ads. This semi-autobiographical tale is regarded by some as the first twentieth century novel, and features a forcefully satirical indictment of Victorian-era England's chief institutions. Recounting his troubled upbringing and subsequent adult life, Butler's tale shines a light onto the deceptiveness of Victorian domestic life. Foreshadowing the destructi... Read more
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