Science

  • # 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 …

  • # 19010

    HILDERBRANDSSON, H. RIGGENBACH, A, TEISSERENC DE BORT, L.

    Atlas international des nuages (International cloud atlas / Internationaler wolken-atlas)

    publie conformement aux decisions du comite. Paris : Gaultier-Villars et Fils, 1896. Quarto, papered boards (spine defective), title pages in French, English and German, pp. 31 (sheets unopened), text in the three languages, 14 leaves of photochromotype plates (printed in Switzerland) with a total of 28 figures of different cloud formations. The first edition of …

  • # 19147

    CORBETT, Francis

    [IRRIGATION] On Abyssinian tube wells

    / by Francis Corbett, Esq. [Melbourne] : Royal Society of Victoria, 1874. Octavo, original printed wrappers (small ink spot to front), stitched, 6 pp; a very good copy. Transcript of a lecture read before the Royal Society of Victoria on 18 July 1874, on the construction and effectiveness of the so-called “Abyssinian tube well”, a …

  • # 19148

    RUSDEN, H.K. (Henry Keylock)

    The week

    / by H.K. Rusden. [Melbourne] : Royal Society of Victoria, 1874. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stitched, 17 pp; illustrated with leaves of plates; a very good copy. Ferguson, 15241. Transcript of a lecture read before the Royal Society of Victoria on 21 December 1874. Rusden’s investigation into the nature of our temporal cycle, the week, is …

  • # 19117

    JOHNSTON, W. & A. K.

    The geological structure of the globe according to Ami Boué

    with corrections and additions to 1855. Edinburgh & London : W. & A.K. Johnston, circa 1856. World map, dissected and laid on linen, coloured according to geological strata, 565 x 695 mm, insert maps of the north and south poles (with the ‘supposed Antarctic continent’, diagram of the principal mountains of the globe, a very good …

  • # 4204

    RIEDY, C.C.

    [ANATOMY] Rugae of the walls of a virgin vagina.

    San Francisco : C.C. Riedy, [circa 1870]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, maker’s printed paper label, second label with contemporary manuscript caption Rugae of the walls of a virgin vagina, third label left blank. Good condition. Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. ‘Taboo’, curated by Brook Andrew, December 2012 – March 2013.

  • # 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, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …