Science

  • # 17308

    BION, Nicolas (1652 - 1733)

    L’usage des globes celeste et terrestre, et des spheres suivant les differens systemes du monde.

    précédé d’un traité de cosmographie … Accompagné des figures nécessaires. Troisieme edition. Paris : Jean Boudot et Jacques Collombat, 1710. Octavo, contemporary full calf (rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt ornamentation, contrasting morocco title label lettered in gilt, inscription dated 1726 to pastedown, pp. [viii]; 372; [4]; 43 copperplates (some folding) including maps of the …

  • # 17888

    DAVEY INSTITUTE OF TREE SURGERY

    Spraying : prepared by the Davey Institute of Tree Surgery.

    Kent, Ohio : The Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc, 1929. Narrow octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 13, [1], b/w photographic illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce American pamphlet on arboreal science. No copy located in OCLC.

  • # 17919

    ROWELL, Earle Albert & ROWELL, Robert

    [MARIJUANA] On the trail of marihuana : the weed of madness

    Mountain View, Cal. : Pacific Press Publishing Association, [1939]. First edition. Octavo, original printed cloth boards, 96 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a fine copy (as issued, without dust jacket). An early work espousing the evils of marijuana, ‘the killer drug’.

  • # 17119

    BRODRIBB, T.

    Manual of health and temperance

    Melbourne : Printed for the Education Department by Robt. S. Brain, 1891. Octavo, cloth boards with gilt lettering, bookplate on front pastedown, pp. 160. With Appendix on Infectious Diseases and Ambulance work, By J. W. Springthorpe

  • # 14623

    MACLAURIN, Colin (1698-1746)

    A Treatise of Fluxions In Two Books

    Edinburgh : T.W. and T. Ruddimans, MDCCXLII [1742]. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, contemporary calf (scuffed and worn, rebacked and recased, preserving the original title labels). Vol. I: previous owner’s wet stamps to front paste down and half title, early newspaper clippings to first blank opposite the half title, half title, title page (early ownership …

  • # 17103

    CURR, Edward M. (Micklethwaite)

    Pure saddle-horses, and how to breed them in Australia.

    Together with a consideration of the history and merits of the English, Arab, Andalusian, & Australian breeds of horses. Melbourne : Wilson and Mackinnon, 1863. First edition. Octavo, original quarter morocco over pebbled cloth (boards with light stains, spine heavily faded and with small loss at head and tail), a presentation copy inscribed on the …

  • # 17298

    BRANDON, Joan

    Art of hypnotism (Successful hypnotism)

    New York : Fawcett, 1956. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (lightly rubbed and creased), 96 pp, illustrated; a good copy. Includes sections on the use of hypnosis in medicine and psychiatry.

  • # 8489

    WALLACE-CRABBE, Keith; DRISCOLL, "Wally" Anthony (illustrator)

    [CHILDREN’S] The story of Otto, or, How they fissioned the atom. (Presentation copy)

    Cover title: Otto the atom. Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, [1954]. First edition. Royal octavo, pictorial cloth backed boards, a presentation copy inscribed verso of half title ‘To Syd [Hagley] with all best wishes K. Wallace-Crabbe 22.5.54’, pp 40, illustrated with Driscoll’s line drawings; a fine copy of a now-scarce children’s book. Muir,  7852; THP …

  • # 16839

    FREYCINET, Louis Claude de Saulces de (1779-1841)

    [FREYCINET] A series of manuscript preparatory notes for the Annales Maritimes et Coloniales, 1833

    The great French navigator Louis de Freycinet (1779-1841) sailed with Baudin on his famous expedition in Australian waters (1800-1803), and his map, subsequently published in 1811 in Péron’s Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes, was the first to show a complete outline of the coastline of Australia. He later circumnavigated the globe in the Uranie in 1817-1820 …

  • # 16359

    Introduction to Anthropology. By Theodor Waitz …

    Edited, with numerous additions by the author, from the first volume of Anthropologie der Naturvölker by J. Frederick Collingwood. Series title: Anthropology of primitive peoples. Volume the first. London : Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts for the Anthropological Society of London, 1863. First edition in English. Large octavo, original brown blind ruled ribbed cloth, the …

  • # 16350

    FRORIEP, Robert

    De lingua anatomica quaedam et semiotica

    Dissertatio inauguralis quam consensu inclyti medicorum ordinis Pro Gradu Doctoris in medicina et chirurgica publice defendet auctor Robert Froriep. Bonn : Abbeville Press, 1828. First edition, quarto, contemporary blue boards (corners worn, lightly marked) with linen spine, printed paper label on cover, 89pp, 8 engraved plates (4 hand-coloured). Doctoral dissertation on the anatomy, pathological conditions …

  • # 16143

    GIBSON, William.

    The true method of dieting horses containing many curious and useful observations concerning their marks, colour and external shape; their temper and instinct ; and how they are to be governed, so as to prevent accidents and diseases

    London : Osborn and Longman, 1731. Octavo, contemporary full calf, boards ruled in gilt (boards rubbed and a little scuffed, corners a little worn, front hinge is a little weak), spine with raised bands with gilt lettering; pp iv, iv, [ii], 236, vi; historiated initials, headpieces, side notes; a good copy. The third edition of this …

  • # 15879

    MACROBIUS, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius (fl. circa A.D. 395-425)

    Aurelii Macrobii Ambrosii Theodosii V.C. & inlustris quae exstant omnia, diligentissime emendata, et cum optimis editionibus collata, ut ex praefatione manifestum.

    Patavii [Padua] : Excudebat Josephus Cominus, 1736. Octavo, contemporary vellum, contrasting calf title labels, edges speckled red, ownership inscription of ‘W. Grant’ to corner of front free endpaper, acquisition record ‘Pinelli sale 2-4-0’ inscribed verso, owner’s name ‘D of Grafton 1789’ inscribed to the title page, copperplate vignette to title page, engraved headpieces, tail pieces and …

  • # 15814

    STOCK, [Arthur], Archdeacon (1810-1901)

    Astronomy for beginners, who live in the southern hemisphere

    Wellington, N.Z. : T.A. Bowden, 1874. Duodecimo, original cloth backed printed card covers, endpapers with advertisements for The Colonial Series of Elementary School Books, early printed ownership label of ‘Mr. R. Wilson, Craigielea, Benhar, Otago’ to blank facing title page (mild off-setting), pp i-iv, 5-44, illustrated with diagrams; a very good copy. The first edition of …

  • # 15367

    BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)

    A general history of quadrupeds.

    / The figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. Newcastle upon Tyne : T. Bewick and S. Hodgson, 1800. Fourth edition. Large octavo, contemporary diced russia (worn, joints repaired), spine rubbed, title with mild foxing, 525 pp, illustrated with numerous wood-engravings and 111 vignettes, internally clean. First published in 1790, Bewick’s General history is noted for its faithful depictions presented …

  • # 16027

    MELA, Pomponius (circa 15 - 45 AD)

    De Situ Orbis Libri III.

    Cum notis integris Hermolai Barbari, Petri Joannis Olivarii, Fredenandi Nonii Pintiani, Petri Ciacconii, Andreae Schotti, Isaaci Vossii, et Jacobi Gronovii. Lugduni [Leiden] :  ex officina Samuelis Luchtmans, 1722. Octavo, full contemporary vellum, manuscript title to spine, textblock nearly detached, endpaper detached, engraved title page, printed title page in red and black, pp. [lxxx]; 811; [37]; engraved …