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Printed Books including Science; December 16, 1998; Sale Number 8189
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Printed Books including Science; December 16, 1998; Sale Number 8189

By Christie's East

New York: Christie's, 1998. 49 pp. 221 lots. Illustrated in BW. Excellent full-page frontis reproduction of engraved frontis of Sir Isaac Newton, Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica, London, Innys, 1726. . Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.

$18.00

Kunstgewerbliches Sendschreiben; Die Kunst und die Schönheit der Erde; Ein paar Winke über das Musterzeichnen;

By Morris, William

Leipzig: Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, 1901. 4 volumes bound together: Kunstgewerbliches Sendschreiben 1901 (24 pp.); Die Kunst und die Schönheit der Erde 1901 (31 pp.); Ein paar Winke über das Musterzeichnen 1902 (50 pp.); Wahre und falsche Gesellschaft 1902 (46 pp.); Letterpress printed on paper of Berthold Siegismund, Leipzig, and composed and printed by E. Haberland, Leipzig. Bound throughout in their original places are the colophons and original advertising. Green Cloth with gilt lettering, Corners bumped, rubbing on extremities. Price sticker damage to ffep. Some foxing to the initial leaves of the first 1901 imprint, the 1902 imprints have age toning that the 1901 imprints do not have. M. Schwabe, Julius Zeitler, translators. . Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$200.00

Making Books Work: A Guide to the Use of Libraries

By Flexner, Jennie M

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1943. 271 pp. Appendix, Index. Some fraying to corners and top and bottom of spine. Inscribed and signed by the author, Christmas, 1943. Jennie Flexner joined the staff of the New York Public Library in 1928 as reader's advisor. Chapters: Where you begin; The book; How the catalogue is made--part one; How the catalogue is made--Part two; The catalogue--How it is filed and meant to be used; Reference books; More reference books; Bibliography for the general reader; The library's special services; The use of the library in wartime; Books for your own library; . Inscribed By Author. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.00

A California Private Collection, Including Science, Medicine and Travel, Sale N07776, 20, 21 May 2002
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A California Private Collection, Including Science, Medicine and Travel, Sale N07776, 20, 21 May 2002

Sotheby's, 2002. 292 pp. 624 lots. Sale Total: 1,666,129 USD. More than 100 illustrations. Lots include: Acosta, José de; Adams, George; Ampère, André-Marie, and Others; Ambrogio, Teseo; Archimedes; Bacon, Francis; Bartholomaeus Anglicus; Barton, William P.C.; Beaumont, William; Beckmann, Johann; Bernoulli, Daniel; Bishop, R. H.; Boorde, Andrew; Borel, Pierre; Boyle, Robert; Brahe, Tycho; Bruele, Gualtherus; Cardano, Girolamo; Cassini, Jacques; Copernicus, Nicolaus; Cowper, William; Cudworth, Ralph; Curie, Marie; Darwin, Charles; Davy, Humphrey; Descartes, René; Dickson, R.W. [pseud. Alexander Mcdonald]; Diderot, Denis, and Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, editors; Diophantus of Alexandria; Dodson, James; Dürer, Albrecht; Einstein, Albert; Euclid; Euclid (trans. Edmund Scarburgh); Euler, Leonhard; Eustachius, Bartolomaeus; Fabry Von Hilden, Wilhelm; Fludd, Robert; Fontenelle, Bernard; Fourier, Jean Baptise Joseph; Franklin, Benjamin; Fracastoro, Giralamo; Galilei, Galileo; Gallucci, Giovanni Paolo; Gauss, Karl Friedrich; Glandorp, Matthias; Grew, Nehemiah; Guericke, Otto Von; Hamelin-Bergeron, P.; Harris, John; Hooke, Robert, ed.; Humboldt, Alexander Von; Hutton, Charles, George Shaw, and Richard Pearson; Ivory, James; Jacobus de Voragine; James, William; Kersey, John; Kircher, Athanasius; Laennec, René Théophile Hyacinthe; Laplace, Pierre Simon; l'Ecluse, Charles de; Lister, Martin; Martin, Benjamin; Maxwell, James Clerk; May, Edward; Mayer, Johann Tobias; Maynwaring, Everard; Mercuriale, Girolamo; Minkowski, Hermann; Moore, Jonas; Morgagni, Giovanni Battista; Mucagatta, Philippus; Napier, John; Newton, Isaac; Nightingale, Florence; Ortega, Juan de; Osler, William; Oughtred, William; Paracelsus; Pasteur, Louis; Pergaeus, Apollonius; Petrarca, Francesco; Priestley, Joseph; Rees, Abraham; Johannes Arculanus; Riccati, Vincenzo and Hieronymus Saladini; Riolan, Jean; Roesel Von Rosenhof, August Johann; Rohault, Jacques; Rouppe, Ludovicus; Ruini, Carlo; Russell, Bertrand; Salusbury, Thomas; Schott, Gaspar; Selenus, Gustavus (pseud. of Augustus II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg); Solinus, Caius Julius; Sprat, Thomas; Stephenson, John, and John Morss Churchill; Sturgeon, William; Trithemius, Johannes; Vesalius, Andreas; Warren, Erasmus; Wasson, Valentina Pavlovna and R. Gordon Wasson; Weston, Thomas; Wilkins, John; Wilson, Alexander; and Charles Lucien Bonaparte; Wirtzung, Christoph; Young, Thomas; Abel, Clarke; Addison, Charles G.; Alexander, William; Bankes, Thomas; Barrow, John; Bennett, Frederick D.; Benzoni, Firolamo (trans. Urbain Chauveton); Berkley, George; Blome, Richard; Bonne, Rigobert; Bordone, Benedetto; Bougainville, Louis Antoine De; Britton, John; Bruce, James; Burney, James; Burton, Richard, Sir; Byron, George Anson, Captain Lord; Chardin, John; Churchill, Awnsham & John; Clavigero, Francesco Saverio (trans. Charles Cullen); Collins, David; Commelin, Isaac; Cook, James (trans. Jean Nicolas DÉmeunier); Coxe, William; Crèvecoeur, Michel de; Delano, Amasa; de Marigny, Augier; Diaz Del Castillo, Bernal; Dillon, Peter; Du Halde, Jean-Baptiste (trans. Richard Brookes); Emory, William; Evelyn, John; Exquemelin, Alexandre Olivier; Fer, Nicolas de; Forbes, Alexander; Freycinet, Rose de; Frezier, (Amédée François); Froissart, Jean; Gage, Thomas; Gerning, Johann Isaak Von; Hall, Basil; Hardouin, E., and W. L. Ritter; Hardy, R. W. H.; Harral, Thomas; Harris, John; Henry, Alexander; Humboldt, Alexander; Hunnewell, James; Hutton, William; Imago Mundi; Kaempfer, Engelbert (trans. J. G. Scheuchzer); Keppel, Major George (Earl of Albemarle); Kercheval, Samuel; Kircher, Athanasius; Knox, John; Kotzebue, Otto Von; Lahontan, Louis Armand, Baron de; La Pérouse, Jean François de Galaup, Comte de; Le Brun, Corneille; Lepsius, Richard; Magalotti, Lorenzo; Magnus, Olaus; Mapei, Camillo; Mayer, Luigi; Meares, John (trans. J. B. L. J. Billecocq); Mendes Pinto, Fernando; Meurs, Johannes Van; Montanus, Arnoldus (trans. John Ogilby); Morier, James; Moryson, Fynes; Neale, Adam; Nieuhoff, Jan; Ogilby, John; Osborne, Thomas; Pallas, P. S. (peter Simon); Phillip, Arthur; Portlock, Nathaniel; Purchas, Samuel; Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir; Ramusio, Giovanni Battista; Ray, John, Editor; Raynal, Guillaume Thomas François (trans. J.O. Justamond); Richardson, John, Sir; Sandys, George; Shackleton, Ernest Henry; Shilliber, John, Lieutenant; Solis Y Ribadeneyra, Antonio de; Somer, Jan; Sparrman, Anders; Staunton, George; Stedman, John Gabriel; Stein, Marc Aurel, Sir; Strutt, Joseph; Sykes, P.M.; Thesaurus Geographicus; Thevenot, Jean de (trans. Archibald Lovell); Titsingh, Isaac; Tyson, James L.; Ulloa, Antonio de and Jorge Juan Y Santacilla; Wilkes, Charles; Yarranton, Andrew; Aa, Pieter Vander; À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott; Ackermann, Rudolph; Aesop (and John Ogilby); Aesop (and Phaedrus); Alken, Henry; Ames, Joseph; Ames, Joseph, and William Herbert; Ashendene Press; Bacon, Francis; Beardsley, Aubrey; Berkeley, George; Blackstone, William; Blake, William; Bloomfield, Robert; Bonanni, Filippo; Burgh, J.; Burns, Robert; Cartwright, William; Cather, Willa; Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de; Chaucer, Geoffrey; Chesterfield, Philip Dorner Stanhope, 4th Earl of; Churchill, Winston S., Sir; Clarendon, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of; Clemens, Samuel Langhorne; Combe, William; Congreve, William; Cooper, James Fenimore; Cowley, Abraham; Crane, Walter; Dickens, Charles; Donne, John; Doyle, Arthur Conan; Du Choul, Guillaume; Dugdale, William; Dulac, Edmund; Dumas, Alexsandre; Durandus, Guillelmus; Ernesti, Johann Heinrich Gottfried; Estienne, Charles, and Jean LiÉbault; Ferrariis, Theophilus de; Fielding, Henry; Flint, William, Sir; Flores, Juan de; Foresti, Jacobo Philippo, de Bergamo; Godwin, William; Goltzius, Hubert; Grimaldi, Stacey; Grotius, Hugo; Haebler, Konrad; Hancarville, Pierre François Hugues de; Hardy, Thomas; Hawkins, John; Hobbes, Thomas; Holinshed, Raphael; Homer; Hood, Thomas; Horatius; Hugo, Victor; Hume, David; Hunter, Dard; Hyde, Thomas; Ireland, John; Ivchenko, Valerian; Jenkins, James; Johnson, Samuel; Kelmscott Press; Kingsley, Charles; Kircher, Athanasius; Lever, Charles; Levinson, Andre; Livius, Titus; Locke, John; Luckombe, Philip; Mather, Cotton; Montaigne, Michel Eyqyem de; Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat; Morand, Paul; More, Thomas; Morris, William; Nielsen, Kay; Orme, Edward; Ovidius Naso, Publius; Owen, Robert; Passeri, Giovanni Battista; Pepys, Samuel; Percy, Thomas; Philidor, F.D.; Piranesi, Giovanni Battista; Postel, Guillaume; Qu'ran; Rackham, Arthur; Resta, Sebastiano; Ricard de Montferrand, Auguste; Rogers, Samuel; Roosevelt, Theodore; Rousseau, Jean Jacques; Salvio, Allesandro; Sandburg, Carl; Scrope, William; Sévigné, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de; Shakespeare, William; Siddons, Sarah; Spenser, Edmund; Strutt, Joseph; Swift, Jonathan; Tacitus, Publius Cornelius; Thoreau, Henry David; Treizsaurwein, Marx; Valadés, Diego.. Wraps. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.00

Livres et Manuscrits; 15 Decembre 2004; Sale No. PF4013
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Livres et Manuscrits; 15 Decembre 2004; Sale No. PF4013

Paris: Sotheby's, Paris, 2004. 168 pp. 134 lots. Very light rubbing and bumping to corners. Highlights include: Cellulairement: 32 poèmes manuscrits autographes de Paul Verlaine which sold for 299,200 eu; A rare signed letter from Pietro Aretin to Cosme de Medici date Venise 18 Juin 1547 for 52,800 eu; A folio bible illustrated by Marc Chagall with 105 full-page eaux fortes, 48,000 eu; Cirque de l'etoile filante, Abroise Vollard with 17 eaux-fortes and 82 woodcuts by Georges Roualt, one of an in-folio edition of 215, for 42,000 eu; J.J. Rouseau, Oeuvres, La Botanique, 19 4to volumes with illustrations by Redoute apparently was not sold. . Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.00

The Renowned Library of the Late John A. Spoor; Part I - A-L; Public Sale April 26, 27, 28, at the Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1939
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The Renowned Library of the Late John A. Spoor; Part I - A-L; Public Sale April 26, 27, 28, at the Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1939

New York: Parke-Bernet, 1939. 202 pp. 618 lots. Rubbing and soiling to stiff wraps, a pencil annotation to cover. Wraps with small tears, notably at top and bottom of spine. Inside fine. Spoor's bookplate mounted into stamped impression on cover. First editions of English XVIII-XIX century and American XIX Century Authors; Autograph Letters and Manuscripts including the Famous Emma Isola Album. . Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.00

The Gazette of the Grolier Club: New Series: Number 17: May, 1972
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The Gazette of the Grolier Club: New Series: Number 17: May, 1972

By Elwell, Robert, editor

New York: The Grolier Club, 1972. 56 pp. Soiling and wear to wraps, inside fine. Four illustrations of pencil drawings of The Apochrypha by Burnes-Jones. Self-charicatures of Beerbohm on front and rear wraps. Contents: Editor's Note; Max Beerbohm by Robert Taylor; An Analysis of Queen Victoria by Robert F. Metzdorf; American Literature and Americana: A Checklist of the Exhibition from the Collection of Henry Bradley Martin; The Burnes-Jonesiness of Burnes-Jones: A Collector's Discovery of an Artist's Life and Works by Kenneth A. Lohf; Closing Notes. . Wraps. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

A Field Guide to Powell's City of Books
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A Field Guide to Powell's City of Books

Portland, Oregon: Powell's Books, 1996. 35 pp. Some creases in wraps, else fine. Contents: A Brief and Informal Narrative History of Powell's Books; Twenty Good Questions and Twenty Matching Answers; The Store's Services and Departments; Room by Room: A Walking Tour of the City of Books; A Final Note. ''Q: How many square feet do you have in this store? A: 43,000 retail--give or take an odd sqaure foot or two.''. Fifth Edition. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

History, Technology, and Art of the Book in the 19th Century; Catalogue 93
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History, Technology, and Art of the Book in the 19th Century; Catalogue 93

By Wood, Charles B., III

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Charles B. Wood, III, 1997. 86 pp. 210 items. Small chips at top and bottom of spine, probably from folding machine. A small smudge on front wraps, else fine. Illustrated with 16 pages of hors-text black and white plates. Fascinating detailed descriptions. . Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.97

Fine Books and Manuscripts, including Americana; December 12, 2001; Sale Number N0 7746

By Sotheby's

New York: Sotheby's, 2001. 378 pp., 418 lots, Addendum, 8 pp. Some tiny imperfections, some creasing and soiling to fore edge of addendum. Includes 8 pp. insert Addendum lot 223A, the letters of J. D. Salinger to his Daughter Peggy, estimated at $250-350,000, which did not sell. The letters are described at length with several illustrations. Some highlights: lot 60, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 8 May 1896, one of 425 copies on paper, $46,750; lot 107, Austen, Jane, Sense and Sensibility: A Novel. By a Lady. London: T. Egerton, 1811, Jerome Kern's copy, $81,250; lot 159, Hemingway, Ernest, Typescript of The Dangerous Summer, 1960, $52,500; lot 385, M'Kenney, Thomas L., and James Hall, History of the Indian Tribes of North America, 3 vols., 1837, 1842-44, $58,250; letters from Jack Kerouac to Neal Cassidy, Carl Solomon, and Lois Sorrells, nicely reproduced here.. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.00