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Architettura civile

Architettura civile Guarino Guarini, 1737 GUARINI, Guarino (1624-1683). Architettura civile. Edited by Bernardo Vittone. Turin: Gianfrancesco Mairesse, 1737. First complete edition of an important work on baroque architecture, with the extensive text accompanying the plates. The plates were first

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Foundational study on the measurement of light

Foundational study on the measurement of light Johann Lambert, 1760 LAMBERT, Johann Heinrich (1728-1777). Photometria sive de mensura et gradibus luminis, colorum et umbrae. Augsburg: Christoph Peter Detleffsen for the widow of Eberhard Klett, 1760. First edition of the foundational study on the

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Discovery of oxygen

Discovery of oxygen Carl Wilhelm Scheele, 1772 SCHEELE, Carl Wilhelm (1742-1786). Chemische Abhandlungen von der Luft und dem Feuer. Introduction by Torbern Bergman. Uppsala and Leipzig: M. Swederus for S.L. Crusius, 1777. [Bound with:] Bemerkungen der Kuhrpfälzischen Physikalisch-Ökonomischen

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Machines & inventions

Machines & inventions Jean-Gaffin Gallon, 1776-78 GALLON, Jean-Gaffin (1706-1775), editor. Machines et inventions approuvées par l'Académie royale des sciences. Paris: Antoine Boudet, 1776-78. An important publication on scientific instruments approved by the Académie royale des sciences. This

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First Spanish Edition of The Wealth of Nations

First Spanish Edition of The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith, 1794 SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). Investigación de la Naturaleza y Causas de la Riqueza de las Naciones. Valladolid: Viuda e Hijos de Santander, 1794. First edition in Spanish of The Wealth of Nations, translated by Josef Alonso Ortiz, who has

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First American edition of Wealth of Nations

First American edition of Wealth of Nations Adam Smith, 1789 SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1789. The first American edition of “the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought” (PMM). Originally

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MITOCHONDRIAL DNA

MITOCHONDRIAL DNA Vintage photograph, 1963 MITOCHONDRIAL DNA – [NASS, Sylvan & Margit NASS-EDELSON.] Gelatin silver photograph using electron microscopy, [Stockholm University, Wenner-Gren Institute for Experimental Biology] c.1963. 193 x 298mm on a 277 x 356mm board mount (stains and wear), old

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Rare Map of West Africa

Rare Map of West Africa Carel Allard, c.1690s ALLARD, Carel (1648-1709). Effigies ampli regni auriferi Guineae in Africa siti, extensum inde ad insulis Atlanticis, vulgo dictis, de Cabo Verde. Amsterdam: C. Allard, [c.1690s.] Highly decorative Golden Age Dutch map of West Africa, with old manuscript

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The Quadrupeds of North America

The Quadrupeds of North America John James Audubon, 1845 AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) and BACHMAN, Rev. John (1790-1874). The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. New York: J.J. Audubon, 1845-46[-48]. The first edition of Audubon’s folio Quadrupeds, the most ambitious of all color-plate books

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The History of Peru

The History of Peru Antonio de la Calancha, 1653 CALANCHA, Antonio de la (1584-1654). Histoire du Peru, partie principale des Antipodes, ou Nouveau Monde. Toulouse: François Boude, 1653. First edition of the French translation of Calancha’s history of Peru and its native peoples. Calancha, an

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Callot's exquisite miseries of war

Callot's exquisite miseries of war Paris, 1633 CALLOT, Jacques (c.1592-1635) and MAROLLES, Michel de (1600-1681). Les grandes misères de la guerre. Paris: Israël Henriet, 1633. Arresting and influential etchings depicting the Thirty Years War—“one of the most beautiful works of Callot” (Lieure

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New World Navigation & Discovery

New World Navigation & Discovery The first account in Spanish, 1519 ENCISO, Martín Fernández de (ca 1470-1528). Suma de geographia que trata de todas las partidas y prouincias del mundo: en especial delasindias. Y trata largemente del arte del marear: juntamente con la espera en romance: con el

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Voyages to the New World

Voyages to the New World Columbus, Vespucci, et al, c.1515-1523 [FRACANZANO DE MONTALBODDO, Antonio (fl. 1507-1522).] Sensuyt le Nouveau Monde & navigations: faites par Emeric de Vespuce Florentin ... Translated by Mathurin de Redouer. Paris: [Veuve de Jean Trepperel] c.1515-1523. Exceedingly rare

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Views of Rome

Views of Rome Giovanni Battista Falda, 1665-1669 FALDA, Giovanni Battista (1648-1678). Il nuovo teatro delle fabriche, et edificii, in prospettiva di Roma moderna. Rome: Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, 1665-[1669?]. An important work of Italian architecture—“one of the best books of views of Rome

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Himalayan Plants

Himalayan Plants Magnolias, poppies, etc., 1855 HOOKER, Joseph Dalton (1817-1911). Illustrations of Himalayan Plants chiefly selected from Drawings made for the late J.F. Cathcart Esq. of the Bengal Civil Service. London: Lovell Reeve, 1855. First edition of one of the greatest Victorian flower

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The Alhambra

The Alhambra Owen Jones, 1842 JONES, Owen (1809-1874) and Jules GOURY. Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of the Alhambra. London: Owen Jones, 1842-1845. First edition of this superbly printed, pioneering work. Owen Jones's Grand Tour, which included Constantinople and Cairo, sparked his

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Engravings of Archimboldo-esque trade costumes

Engravings of Archimboldo-esque trade costumes Larmessin, c.1700 LARMESSIN, Nicolas de (1634-1694). 19 engravings from Costumes grotesques [Paris, c.1700]. Plates from Larmessin’s famous suite of Archimboldo-esque trade costumes. Each engraving depicts a tradesperson or street vendor dressed in the

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The History of the Indies

The History of the Indies López de Gomara, 1569 LÓPEZ DE GOMARA, Francisco (1511-1564). Histoire generale des Indes Occidentales & terres neuves. Paris: Bernard Turrisan, 1569. First French translation of López de Gomara’s classic text on the Spanish conquest of the Americas, first published in

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With rare original wrapper and ads

With rare original wrapper and ads Aboriginal Portfolio, 1835-36 LEWIS, James O. (1799-1858). Aboriginal Portfolio. Philadelphia: J. O. Lewis, 1835-1836. The first edition, containing 72 hand-colored portraits, an original wrapper and three advertisements. Scarcer than McKenney and Hall's History of

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First edition of "the grandest color plate book"

First edition of "the grandest color plate book" McKenney & Hall, 1836-44 McKENNEY, Thomas L. (1785-1859) and James HALL (1793-1868). History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1836; Frederich W. Greenough, 1838; Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1844. First edition

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Hand-Colored Issue of Roberts' Holy Land

Hand-Colored Issue of Roberts' Holy Land David Roberts, 1842-49 ROBERTS, David (1796-1864) and George CROLY (1780-1860). The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. London: F.G. Moon, 1842-49. First edition of the finest and rarest hand-colored issue of Roberts' monumental work, part of

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The very rare first Latin edition

The very rare first Latin edition Ludovico Varthema, 1511 VARTHEMA, Ludovico (c.1470-1517). Ludovici Patritii Romani novum itinerarium Aethiopiae: Aegypti: utriusque Arabiae: Persidis: Siriae: ac Indiae: intra et extra Ganges. Translated by Archangelo Madrignano. Milan: Joannes Jacobus de Legnano et

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17th-Century Turkish Wars in Europe

17th-Century Turkish Wars in Europe Manuscript, c.1680s TURKEY – LA CROIX, Édouard de (1640-1704). Contemporary manuscript copy, "Histoire des guerres des turcs contre la Pologne, la Moscovie, l’Allemagne, et la République de Venise. Tome I," n.p., c.1680s. [11], 470 pages, 226 x 169mm

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Visscher's Map of New England and New Amsterdam

Visscher's Map of New England and New Amsterdam Amsterdam, c.1684 VISSCHER, Nicholaes (1618-1679). Novi Belgii novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula. Amsterdam: N. Visscher, [c.1684.] Early map of northeastern North American and New England, with an important view of New Amsterdam on the

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Visscher's World Map

Visscher's World Map Amsterdam, c.1679 VISSCHER, Nicholaes (1649-1702). Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula. Amsterdam: N. Visscher, [c.1679.] First state of Visscher’s map of the world from the Golden Age of Dutch mapmaking. The map is most likely the work of Visscher the younger, whose family

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Landmark of navigational science

Landmark of navigational science Edward Wright, 1610 WRIGHT, Edward (1558-1615). Certaine Errors in Navigation, Detected and Corrected by Edw. Wright. London: F. Kingston 1610. The Hill copy of a landmark of navigational science, second editon with important additions. A mathematician and

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Ackermann's Costumes of the Indian Army

Ackermann's Costumes of the Indian Army Rare suite, 1844-1849 ACKERMANN, Rudolf. [Costumes of the Indian Army. London: Rudolph Ackermann at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, May 1844-June 1849.] Extremely rare suite of Ackermann engravings of the Indian Army. We trace no copies in the auction records

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Austrian Army

Austrian Army Vienna, 1823 [HAUSLAB, Franz von (1798-1883).] Darstellung der K.K. Oesterreichischen Armee mit allen Chargen in XXXVI Heften. Vienna: Joseph Trentsensky, [1823]. Handsome edition, with hand-colored lithographs of the Austrian army mounted on blue paper. The work was issued in

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British officers, 1845

British officers, 1845 Rare suite of lithographs HAYES, Michael Angelo (1820-1877). [The British Army.] London: Henry Graves & Co. and Day & Haghe, 1 December 1845. A very rare series of color lithographs of mounted British army officers. Each plate presents a large central scene, always containing

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Color Portraits of the Madras Army

Color Portraits of the Madras Army Published in Chennai, 1841 HUNSLEY, William. Costumes of the Madras Army. St. Thomas's Mount [Madras/Chennai], [1839-]1841. Very rare suite of Indian color-plates. We can find no record of copies at auction in either RBH or ABPC. In institutional copies that we

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