Science

  • # 18242

    ANDREWS, Roy Chapman (1884-1960), et al.

    Natural History of Central Asia.

    New York : The American Museum of Natural History, 1918 – 1943. A rare complete set of all published volumes of Natural History of Central Asia and the Preliminary Reports. Central Asiatic Expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History, under the leadership of Roy Chapman Andrews. Preliminary contributions in geology, palaeontology and zoology 1918 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …