Science

  • # 20325

    BRODETSKY, S.

    The mechanical principles of the aeroplane

    New York : Macmillan, 1921. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (slightly dulled), aviation related bookplate of Frank Tilyous to front pastedown, pp. viii; 272, diagrams. A scarce technical manual to the physics of aviation, with much mathematical detail and diagrams. Scarce

  • # 19846

    The first six books of the elements of Euclid

    Köln : Taschen, 2010. Two volumes, large octavo (260 x 210 mm), publisher’s black cloth over boards with paperback supplementary volume, in decorated black cloth solander box, xxix, 268 (hardcover), 95 (softcover) pp, with colour illustrations throughout; internally pristine, a fine copy. The first volume is a facsimile of the first edition of Byrne’s work on Euclidean geometry, …

  • # 16858

    HALL, Thomas Sergeant

    Victorian hill and dale. A series of geological rambles

    Melbourne : Thomas C. Lothian, 1909. Octavo, original blind blocked blue cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 160, numerous photographic plates, maps; scattered foxing; a good copy.

  • # 19631

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

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

    Cover title: Otto the atom. Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, [1954]. First edition. Royal octavo, pictorial cloth backed boards (small mark to top edge of upper board), a presentation copy from the illustrator Wally Driscoll inscribed on verso of the half-title ‘To Len with all best wishes Wally, May 1954’; pp 40, illustrated with Driscoll’s charming …

  • # 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 …