Science

  • # 18810

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    Insectivorous plants.

    London : John Murray, 1876. Fourth thousand. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pp. x, 462, 32 (publisher’s catalogue dated January 1882), errata slip bound in; lithographed illustrations in the text; some foxing to outer leaves, a very good copy. First published on July 2 1875, with two further editions …

  • # 18814

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species.

    London : John Murray, 1892. First edition. Fourth thousand. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (lightly rubbed, a few light marks), spine lettered in gilt, hinges starting, original bookseller’s label to front pastedown, original owner’s inscription to first blank, pp. xxiv; 352, including index, numerous lithographed illustrations and tables in the text; clean throughout, …

  • # 18811

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882); DARWIN, Francis

    The power of movements in plants.

    London : John Murray, 1880. First edition. Second thousand. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (lightly rubbed), spine lettered in gilt, pp. x, 592, 32 (publisher’s catalogue dated January 1879), lithographed illustrations in the text, some foxing to the outer leaves, else a clean and fresh copy. ‘The book was an extension of Charles …

  • # 18813

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms; with observations on their habits.

    London : John Murray, 1882. First edition. Seventh thousand (corrected). Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (a few small marks), spine lettered in gilt; front hinge a little weak, previous owner’s bookplate to front free-endpaper, pp. vii, 328, [1] advertisement, lithographed illustrations in the text; a few pages unopened, light foxing to preliminaries, a …

  • # 18729

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom.

    London : John Murray, 1891. Third edition. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (a few light marks), spine lettered in gilt; front hinge slightly weak, previous owner’s name to preliminary blank, pp. viii, 487, 32 (publisher’s catalogue dated January 1897), tables; fore-edge with a little spotting, internally clean, a very good copy. ‘This survey …

  • # 18685

    WYLIE, A.

    The Mongol astronomical instruments in Peking.

    Tire du Vol. II des Travaux de la 3e session du Congres international des Orientalistes. Leiden : E. J. Brill, 1878. Octavo, lettered wrappers (one corner torn), pp. 26; [12], two black and white plates. A study of the astronomical instruments whose manufacture was attributed to the Jesuits.

  • # 18936

    [CLYNES, Manfred, b.1925]

    The University of Melbourne … presents Manfred Clynes, “Pianist of world stature”. Repeat performance. Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations …

    [Melbourne : The University of Melbourne, 1950]. Broadside , 290 x 225 mm, printed on both sides, illustrated; verso with biography of Clynes and contemporary Australian newspaper reviews of his performances; original horizontal fold, in good condition. Scarce flyer for a concert at the Melbourne Assembly Hall on 7 August 1950, given by Vienna-born emigre …

  • # 18418

    APIANUS, Petrus [Peter Bienewitz] (1495-1552); GEMMA FRISIUS, Rainer (1508-1555).

    Cosmographia Petri Apiani,

    per Gemmam Frisivm apud Lovanienses medicum & mathematicum insignem, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis quoque locis aucta. Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gemmae Frisii. [Antwerp] : Vaeneunt Antuerpiae sub scuto Basiliensi, Gregorio Bontio, 1545. Quarto, (220 x 150 mm), later full vellum with manuscript title to spine, collection stamp from twentieth century private …

  • # 18358

    WEBER, Johann Adam (1611-1686)

    [BINDING] Discursus curiosi et fructuosi, ad praecipuas totius litteraturae humanae scientias illustrandas accomodati, …

    [Salzburg : J.B. Mayr, 1690?]. Octavo, contemporary binding of painted vellum, gilt ornamentation, upper panel with central image of a statue of the Madonna and Child and legend ‘Monastery Ettalensis Fundatrix’ (Ettal Abbey, or Kloster Ettal, is a Benedictine monastery situated near Oberammergau in Bavaria, founded in 1330; the statue of the Madonna and Child is said to …

  • # 18029

    NICARD, Édouard 

    De Darwin à Voronoff. (One of 10 copies)

    Paris : Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1929. One of only 10 numbered copies printed on Hollande paper (this copy is no. 5). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers (dog-eared, upper wrapper with section of surface loss at centre and pale damp stain at top edge; paper loss at foot of spine; bottom edge of lower wrapper chipped), pp 287, pages …

  • # 18817

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    A naturalist’s voyage. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S ‘Beagle’

    London : John Murray, 1897. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (upper board lightly marked), pictorial gilt vignette to upper board, spine lettered in gilt (a little softened at head and foot), hinges starting, decorated endpapers (offsetting), early gift inscription (1899) and owner’s name to front pastedown, frontispiece portrait of Darwin (tissue guard intact), …

  • # 18815

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The variation of animals and plants under domestication.

    London : John Murray, 1885. Second edition (revised). Fifth thousand. Two volumes, octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, private collection stamp to title pages, pp. xiv, 473; x, 495, 32 (publisher’s catalogue dated April 1886); volume 1 with llithographed illustrations in the text; a tiny amount of foxing to outer …

  • # 17980

    BEASTALL, William

    [WINE] A useful guide for grocers, distillers, hotel & tavern-keepers, and wine and spirit dealers, of every denomination being a complete directory for making and managing all kinds of wines and spirituous liquors;

    containing the most approved and valuable receipts, 1st. For making Artificial and Imitation Wines, Brandies, Rum, and Geneva. 2nd. For lowering Brandy, Rum, and Geneva down to Proof. … by William Beastall, Chemist. New York : Published by the Author, 49 Delancy-street. C. Bartlett, Printer, 1829. First edition. Duodecimo, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily …

  • # 17959

    DARWIN, Charles

    The structure and distribution of coral reefs.

    London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1889. Third edition. Octavo, contemporary full calf, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label and gilt ornamentation (slightly faded), marbled edges and endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown, folding map in colour (small area of tape residue discolouration to a short tear), pp. xx; 344; folding map, a very …

  • # 18167

    MITCHELL, Helen and Betty.

    We met the space people. The story of the Mitchell sisters

    Kitchener, Ontario : Galaxy Press, 1973. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (slightly marked), pp. 15. An account of contact and abduction by aliens of two sisters from Missouri. First published in Clarksburg in 1959 this Canadian imprint is rare with no copies located on WorldCat.

  • # 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.