Auction 10.12.1999

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 10.12.1999

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AMPRE, Andr-Marie (1775-1836). "Note sur un Mmoire lu l'Acadmie royale des...

AMPRE, Andr-Marie (1775-1836). "Note sur un Mmoire lu l'Acadmie royale des Sciences dans la sance de 4 dcembre 1820". Offprint from Journal de Physique , September 1820. [Paris]: Huzard-Courcier, [1820]. 4 o (266 x 210 mm). (Slight foxing). Contemporary blue wrappers; uncut. FIRST EDITION, offprint

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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AMPRE, Andr-Marie (1775-1836). Thorie des phnomnes lectro-dynamiques...

AMPRE, Andr-Marie (1775-1836). Thorie des phnomnes lectro-dynamiques, uniquement dduite de l'exprience . Paris: Firmin Didot for Mquignon-Marvis; Brussels: Dpt Gnral de Librairie Mdicale Franaise, November 1826. 4 o (271 x 218 mm). Errata leaf at end; 2 folding engraved plates. Modern half cloth

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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ANGSTRM, Anders Jonas (1814-1874). Om Conisk Refraction . Uppsala: Leffler...

ANGSTRM, Anders Jonas (1814-1874). Om Conisk Refraction . Uppsala: Leffler and Sebell, 1839. 4 o (193 x 150 mm). 6 leaves. Modern calf-backed boards. FIRST EDITION, Angstrm's doctoral dissertation, presented at the University of Uppsala on June 13, 1839, on the optics of conical refraction. Upon

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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ANGSTRM, Anders Jonas (1814-1874). Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire...

ANGSTRM, Anders Jonas (1814-1874). Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire . Uppsala: W. Schultz, 1868. One volume plus atlas. Text: 2 o (308 x 240 mm). Lithographed frontispiece. Original brown printed wrappers. Atlas: (512 x 329 mm). 2 o (305 x 240 mm). 6 lithographed plates by Robert Thaln (1827-1905

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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ANGSTRM, Knut. "Rsum prliminaire d'une rechereche exprimentale sur...

ANGSTRM, Knut. "Rsum prliminaire d'une rechereche exprimentale sur l'absorption de la chaleur rayonnante par les gaz atmosphriques". Offprint from fversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Frhandlingar , 1889, No. 4. Stockholm: Royal Academy of Science, 1889. 8 o (212 x 138 mm). Original green

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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BECQUEREL, Henri (1852-1908). Thses presntees la facult des sciences de...

BECQUEREL, Henri (1852-1908). Thses presntees la facult des sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de docteur s sciences physiques. 1re thse. - Recherches sur l'absorption de la lumire . Paris: Gauthier-Villars et fils, 1888. 4 o (267 x 214 mm). 4 photogravure plates by Dujardin after Becquerel

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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BIOT, Jean-Baptiste (1774-1862). "Mmoire sur un nouveau genre d'oscillation...

BIOT, Jean-Baptiste (1774-1862). "Mmoire sur un nouveau genre d'oscillation que les molcules de la lumire prouvent en traversant certains cristaux." In Mmoires de la classe des sciences mathmatiques et physiques de l'Institut imprial de France (1812), Part I. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1814. 4 o (269 x

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Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 800 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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BOYLE, Robert (1627-1691). New Experiments physico-mechanical, touching the...

BOYLE, Robert (1627-1691). New Experiments physico-mechanical, touching the Spring of the Air, and its Effects . - A Defence of the Doctrine touching the Spring and Weight of the Air ... against the objections of Franciscus Linus . - An Examen of Mr. T. Hobbes his Dialogus Physicus de natur aris

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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BOYLE, Robert (1627-1691). The Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq...

BOYLE, Robert (1627-1691). The Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq. epitomiz'd . Edited by Richard Boulton. London: for J. Phillips and J. Taylor, 1669-70 (vols. I-III); for Thomas Bennet and John Wyat, 1670 (vol. 4). 4 volumes, 8 o (188 x 125 mm). Engraved portrait of Boyle after vander Gucht

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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BRAHE, Tycho (1546-1601). Epistolarum astronomicarum libri . Uraniborg...

BRAHE, Tycho (1546-1601). Epistolarum astronomicarum libri . Uraniborg [Hven]: at the author's press, 1596. 4 o (224 x 169 mm). Large woodcut author/publisher's device at end, 3 woodcut diagrams, 5 woodcut illustrations of Brahe's observatory of which 2 full-page, 1 woodcut map. (Title and prelims

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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BRAHE, Tycho (1546-1601). Astronomiae instauratae mechanica . Wandsbeck...

BRAHE, Tycho (1546-1601). Astronomiae instauratae mechanica . Wandsbeck: Philipp von Ohr for the author, 1598. Super-royal 4 o (320 x 236 mm). Collation: )::( 4 A 6 B-F 4 G-H 6. 42 leaves. Roman, Greek and italic types. Title printed in red and black. 22 illustrations of Brahe's astronomical

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Schätzpreis: 190.000 $ - 220.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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BUTLER, Charles. The Feminine Monarchie: or, the Historie of Bees . London...

BUTLER, Charles. The Feminine Monarchie: or, the Historie of Bees . London: John Haviland, 1623. 4 o (191 x 146 mm). Woodcut frontispiece showing beehive, several other woodcuts in text, four pages of woodcut music. Modern calf antique. Provenance : extensive annotations on front and rear flyleaves

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Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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CARNOT, Nicolas Lonard Sadi (1796-1832). Rflexions sur la puissance motrice...

CARNOT, Nicolas Lonard Sadi (1796-1832). Rflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres dvelopper cette puissance . Paris: Bachelier, 1824. 8 o (205 x 125 mm). Half-title, folding engraved plate. (Final blank removed, tiny tear at gutter margin of last leaf.) Later half

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Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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CAVENDISH, HENRY (1731-1810)]. MAXWELL, James Clerk (1831-1879) and Sir...

CAVENDISH, HENRY (1731-1810)]. MAXWELL, James Clerk (1831-1879) and Sir Edward THORPE, editors . The Scientific Papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, F.R.S. Revised by Sir Joseph Larmor . Cambridge: University Press, 1921. 2 volumes, 4 o (273 x 184 mm). Original red cloth, spines gilt-lettered

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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COPERNICUS, Nicolaus (1473-1543). De revolutionibus orbium coelestium...

COPERNICUS, Nicolaus (1473-1543). De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI . Nuremberg: Johann Petreius, 1543. 4 o (262 x 193 mm). Collation: s6 a-z 4 A-Z 4 Aa-Cc 4. 197 leaves (of 202, lacking title-leaf , last index leaf , first text leaf a1, a leaf of the tables i4 [fol. 36], text leaf k3

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Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection . London: W. Clowes and Sons for John Murray, 1859. 8 o in 12s (197 x 125 mm). Folding lithographed diagram. (Some occasional spotting). Original publisher's blindstamped green cloth, spine gilt-decorated, by Edmonds

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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DAVY, Humphry, Sir (1778-1829). "The Bakerian Lecture, on some Chemical...

DAVY, Humphry, Sir (1778-1829). "The Bakerian Lecture, on some Chemical Agencies of Electricity". Extract from Philosophical Transactions . [London]: 1807. 4 o. Engraved plate. -- DAVY. "The Bakerian Lecture, on some new Phenomena of Chemical Changes produced by Electricity, particularly the

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999

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DODOENS, Rembert (1518-1585). A Niewe Herball, or Historie of Plantes...

DODOENS, Rembert (1518-1585). A Niewe Herball, or Historie of Plantes: wherein is contayned the whole discourse and perfect description of all sortes of Herbes and Plantes . Translated by Henry Lyte (c. 1529-1607). Antwerp: Jan van der Lo, for Gerard Dewes in London, 1578. 2 o (286 x 190 mm). Gothic

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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DOPPLER, Johann Christian (1803-1853). "Ueber das farbige Licht der...

DOPPLER, Johann Christian (1803-1853). "Ueber das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne und einiger anderer Gestirne des Himmels". Offprint from Abhandlungen der knigl. bhmischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Prag , 5th series, vol. 2 (1842). Prague: Gottlieb Haase for Borrosch & Andr, 1842. 4 o (254

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1965). "Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Krper". Offprint...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1965). "Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Krper". Offprint from Annalen der Physik , 4. Folge, Bd. 17. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1905. 8 o (220 x 115 mm). Tan printed wrappers (spine renewed, wrappers discreetly reinforced with tissue on inside, some unobtrusive mends

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1965). Collection of 28 offprints and pamphlets...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1965). Collection of 28 offprints and pamphlets. Berlin and Oxford, 1915-1933. During his years at the University of Berlin (1914-1933), Einstein continued to work on the theory of relativity and also made contributions to quantum theory and the development of unified field

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EULER, Leonhard (1707-1783). Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas maximi...

EULER, Leonhard (1707-1783). Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas maximi minimive proprietate gaudentes, sive Solutio problematis isoperometrici latissimo sensu accepti . Lausanne and Geneva: Marc-Michel Bousquet, 1744. 4 o (239 x 190 mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, 5

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EVELYN, John (1620-1706). Sylva, Or a discourse of Forest-Trees, and the...

EVELYN, John (1620-1706). Sylva, Or a discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesties Dominions. By J.E. London: John Martyn and James Allestry, 1664. 3 parts in one, 2 o (294 x 185 mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved arms of the Royal Society; 2 woodcuts in

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). "Experimental Researches in Electricity...

FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). "Experimental Researches in Electricity." Offprint from Philosophical Transactions . London: R. Taylor, 1832. 4 o (293 x 230 mm). 4 engraved plates, of which 2 are duplicates. (A few small repaired tears to left margin of title, upper margin of title slightly soiled

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). "Experimental Researches in Electricity." 11...

FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). "Experimental Researches in Electricity." 11 offprints from the Philosophical Transactions , Series 19-29. London: 1846-1852. 6 volumes, 4 o (300 x 230 mm). 3 engraved plates by Basire, one folding, wood-engraved text diagrams. (Some mostly marginal soiling, foxing to

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). Experimental Researches in Electricity...

FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). Experimental Researches in Electricity . London: R. & J. Taylor (Vols I and II), R. Taylor & W. Francis (Vol III), 1839-55. 8 o (225 x 142 mm). 17 engraved plates by J. Basire, 13 folding (some foxing). Original non-uniform green cloth publisher's bindings, uncut

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Datum: 10.12.1999

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FOUCAULT, Jean Bernard Lon (1819-1868). Thse prsente la facult de Paris...

FOUCAULT, Jean Bernard Lon (1819-1868). Thse prsente la facult de Paris ... Sur les vitesses rlatives de la lumire dans l'air et dans l'eau . Paris: Bachelier, 1853. 4 o (279 x 214 mm). Folding engraved plate (slight marginal spotting to plate, some very faint browning to margins of text). Original

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FOURIER, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1768-1830). Thorie analytique de la chaleur...

FOURIER, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1768-1830). Thorie analytique de la chaleur . Paris: Firmin Didot pre et fils, 1822. 4 o (250 x 203 mm). Half-title; 2 engraved plates. With cancel leaves 3/4, 4/2, 4/4, 6/2.3, 53/4, 54/1, 59/1, 59/3, 63/2, 64/4, 65/1; c4 blank removed. (Half-title a trifle

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FOURIER, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1768-1830). The Analytical Theory of Heat...

FOURIER, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1768-1830). The Analytical Theory of Heat. Translated, with notes, by Alexander Freeman . Cambridge: C. J. Clay for the University Press, 1878. 8 o (213 x 135 mm). Prize binding of contemporary calf, central gold-stamped arms of [Glasgow University], repeated in the

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FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790). Experiments and Observations on...

FRANKLIN, Benjamin (1706-1790). Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America To Which Are Added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects. Fifth Edition. London: F. Newbery, 1774. 4 o (251 x 195mm). Half-title, seven engraved plates (two folding) by J. Hulett and

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Schätzpreis: 45.000 $ - 65.000 $

Datum: 10.12.1999