Small rectangular cardboard box; Hand-colored lithographed label on pull-off lid, toned and spotted, some loss to embossed border; Colorful pattern around border of box; Lithograph is illustration of flower garden with children playing around water fountain and parents nearby that can be reproduced with parts contained in box;; Rose paper on bottom with inscription, " Frederick Pearson the gift of Mrs. Cooper April 1841. The box contains parts for this hand-colored lithograph game with standing cut-outs that are either folded or on wooden bases. The collection of parts include six trees, four with green benches, two rose bushes, a pair of classical brick archways, a woman filling a watering can at a fountain, a herbaceous border, a low border of shrubs, a set of four shelves with 15 slots each (total ot 60) for potted plants, and fifty-six (of 60) potted plants, plus a separate wooden base with a slot in either side, occasional minor creasing and some old repairs on verso of parts. From the image on the cover and contents of the box, there might be some additional parts missing other than the 4 potted plants. The missing parts appear to be the children and parents. However, the colored lithograph is not exact replica of all the parts within the box. This is a rare Garden garden game that can be used by children and adults from the Collection of Percy H. Muir.
8vo (22.5 x 13.3 cm) Large paper uncut copy. Original orange printed wraps bound in red cloth binding and marble boards; label on spine; new end papers. Collation: xi, [1-Blank] 585. [1-Blank], [8-Ads], [1-Printer ]pp. The text has edge browning and occasional foxing and spotting. The organization of the text follows the title in providing new formulations for perfumes and cosmetics that can be prepared on a commercial level. There is extensive description of all natural and synthetic materials, waters, oils and other solutions one uses in preparing perfumes. Several Tables in the text contain lists of these materials their cost, source and physical and chemical properties, particularly solubility properties of different fragrant oils in various solvents and oils. This is complemented with description of the different pieces of equipment illustrated in 14 Figures. Preparation of synthetic perfumes, aromatic waters and extracts occupies around half of the text with the next section covering soaps, powders sachets (potpourri) that contains numerous recipes and formulae. The last chapter has an alphabetical glossary of terms and, where relevant, the composition of the tincture, pomade for the hair, teeth, mouth and antiseptic soaps and disinfectants. A short addendum is added for use of fragrances from fruit in alcohol as aromatic solutions used in production of liquors and confectionaries. This is an extensive treatment of all aspects of commercial production of perfumes, soaps, powders and other products. The limitation with the recipes is that the quantities cited for different components are large. Still these units can be scaled down in direct proportion to the dictates of the recipe to make smaller quantities as desired. Modern cloth with marble boards
8vo. (25.4 x 17.3 cm) Complete 4 volume set with original plain brown paper covers for vol 2-4. All in fine condition. Collation: Vol. 1- viii, 112pp. + 4 photogravure plates and 23 figures; Vol.2, Part I- x,112pp. + 4 photogravure plates and 23 figures, Part II-xiii, , 318pp. + 17 plates, 6 of which are keys to photogravure plate; Vol. 3, Part III- [xiii],,253pp.+ 1 photogravure plate and 46 figures; Vol. 4, Part IV- ix, , 207pp. + Frontis diagram and 35 figures. The contents: Vol. 1 The Imbrian Plane region of the Moon; Vol.2 Part I- The Imbrian Plain Region of the Moon & Part II- The Features of the Moon; Vol. 3 Part III- Lunar Catastrophic History; Vol. 4 Part IV- The Shrunken Moon. The entire set is very clean and birght. A rare complete copy. "Spurr, Josiah Edward (1 Oct. 1870-12 Jan. 1950), geologist, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the son of Alfred Sears Spurr, the owner of a fishing schooner, and Oratia Snow. Spurr entered Harvard on a scholarship in 1888, dropped out for a year, but, encouraged by Nathaniel Shaler, professor of paleontology and geology, returned to complete work for his B.A. in geology and graduated in 1893. He received the M.A. in absentia in 1894. Also generally rejected by his fellow geologists were Spurr's ideas about the formation of the moon, which he thought had been marked by extensive volcanic action. In four privately published volumes of Geology Applied to Selenology (1944-1949), Spurr developed his theories not through astronomical research, but based on his study of a large photograph of the moon acquired from Mount Wilson Observatory and by comparing moon features with the earth's geology, with which he was so familiar. Although not generally accepted at the time, some of Spurr's ideas on ore deposition and selenology were later validated. Although he taught undergraduate geology at Rollins College from 1930 to 1932, Spurr spent most of the last twenty years of his life in retirement, wintering in Winter Park, Florida, and spending the summers in East Alstead, New Hampshire. He died in Winter Park. Mount Spurr, in southwestern Alaska, and a mineral, spurrite, were named for him. As a writer, editor, and government adviser, Spurr brought his own high standards of ethical conduct to bear on the mining business, where corruption and exploitation often occurred. Although many geologists of his day dismissed his theories on ore formation, the reports based on his accurate firsthand observations in the field have continued to be of service to later investigators. His recognition of the importance of economic geology helped to raise the level of research conducted by mining geologists, who usually worked for private companies rather than in universities where research was more commonly expected. "(American National Biography).
GATTY, MRS ALFRED, WILLIAM H HARVEY
4to (25.7 x 18.7 cm) Original blind-stamped, green pebble cloth binding, decorative gilt and title on spine, rectangular gilt vignette with floral border and central title on front cover, wear and some loss to ends of spine and corners. Collation: xlviii, 166 pp. + 80 chromolithograph plates. All edges gilt. Occasional minor foxing present in text leaves, more so in end papers. There is an original dried and mounted specimen of Delessaria augustissima in plastic envelope. No information is present to identify the person who prepared the specimen. The preliminary pages consist of an Introduction, Rules for Preserving and Laying out Sea-Weeds, The Amateiur's Synopsis, List of Families, Genera, and Species in the three Colour Groups for Arrangement in the Herbarium, and Alphabetical Tabel of genera and Species. "Margaret Gatty (née Scott) (1809&4 October 1873) was an English writer of children's literature. She became fascinated with marine biology, possibly on the advice of William Henry Harvey, who she had met in Hastings in 1848. Following this, she wrote a book on British seaweeds which dejargonised much of which had been written previously on the subject. She corresponded with many of the greatest marine biologists of her day including George Busk and Robert Brown. Margaret Gatty amassed a large collection of marine material, much of which gathered by her correspondents in far flung corners of the British Empire. This was donated to Weston Park Museum by her daughter, Horatia Katherine Francis Gatty."(Wikipedia) (Nissen ZBI 806; Mass. Hort. Soc.p.111 & both 1872 ed.) Original blind-stamped, green pebble cloth
Two parts: Manuscript and Complete printed text for Ozanam's Trigonometrie. 8vo. (18.4 X 11.4cm). Contemporary mottled calf; raised bands; gilt floral designs in panels; leather label with gilt title; breaks along spine for both boards, affecting lower cord of rear board; corners rubbed with minor loss; covers with gilt filigree border; all edges of text block gilt. Book housed in quarter leather clamshell box. Collation: Manuscript- 220pp. + 3 folded plates and 1 tipped in note in printed text at p. 68. Manuscript note on verso of pl. 4; Text- xvi, 128,  pp. + 6 copper engraved plates. The unlabeled pages contain the Tables des sinus (182pp) and Tables des lograrithmes (102 pp.) This is a unique and rare 18th century complementary manuscript bound in front of printed text for Ozanam's treatise on rectilinear and spherical trigonometry with accompanying tables for sines, tangents and secants. The manuscript contains detailed information arithmetic, trigonometry and geometry with theorems, corollaries and problems with reference to Euclid, Archimedes and Metius. There is also tables that can be used with sun dials. Information for construction of sun dial is also provided. The mathematic sections of the manuscript provide the reader with detailed information for measuring angles and surfaces in great detail. These are complemented by numerous drawings, many colored, and tables. Ozanam was a French mathematician whose trigonometric and logarithmic tables first published in 1670 were more accurate than any previously published. The later edition here attests to the popularity and value of Ozanam's work.
PLATT (SIR HUGH).
6th Edition. 8vo (`24 x 9 cm). Contemporary tooled calf. Spine and corners repaired. Collation [xxviii], 148pp.; [xvi], 159, pp. Second part has a separate title-page and pagination. Text had fore-edge has fraying and marginal damp staining; early worming on rear fep. This is a posthumous publication of Platts 1608 Floraes paradise that continued to be published with the ne title The garden of Eden and edited by Charles Bellingham. The second part was issued in 1660. The first part contains a brief description of all sots of Fruits and Flowers, with the means ho to advance their Nature and Growth in ENGLAND (p.1). This is done in an alphabetical manner with each brief essay numbered and the subject printed in the fore-edge margin. The second part is similarly organized but much enlarged with longer essays and more focus on trees. Provenance: bookplate of Harold Hulme Brindley. He was a British zoologist, educated at St. Johns College, Cambridge where he took honours in the Natural Sciences Tripos in 1888. He aided Weldon and Bateson in a period largely devoted to measurements designed to ascertain the technique of natural selection. He also contributed to the study of variation of the Mollusca and the Orthoptera group of insects, and acted as an Examiner in zoology at Glasgow University, 1915-18 and 1925-6. He was also a Fellow of St John's, and, from 1914 to 1923, Steward of the College. Brindley was deeply interested in shipping, and rose to distinction as a nautical archaeologist. He was a founding member of the Navy Records Society and of the Society for Nautical Research, serving as its Vice-President. In 1935 he was Head of the Seal Room of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. (Nature 153, 309, 1944; ODNB) (Henrey 299; Hunt 340; Wing P2388)
ACCUM, FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN
Large uncut paper copy 12 mo. (18.8 x 10.8 cm) Contemporary quarter green morocco with gilt-lettered spine, rubbed and some wear to ends of spine ends; corners with wear; paper break at head of front hinge. Booksellers ticked on rear pastedown. Collation: [iii] iv. , [v]-viii, -92; [i]viii, [ix]-xxiii,  pp. Second section contains a review of Accums Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons and essay by Frederick Accum, A Treatise on Adulterated Provisions. The Accum article is reprinted from Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, No. XXXV, Page 542.
RISLER, J.; C. THRAN
Two parts in one. 8vo (18.0 x 10.0 cm). Contemporary calf with raised bands gilt "fleur-de-lis" in panels; red leather label; wear and some loss to corners and fore edge of upper board. Collation: [xiv], 224 pp.; 14 [2- Corrections and Eratta] pp. Red edges; marble end papers; text has occasional minor spotting and soiling. The two parts in this fine catalog contain lists of plants growing in the Royal Gardens and Orangerie at Carlsruh. The first part lists plants that Christian Thran, main gardener, had recorded in his diary. In this section the plants are separated into Exotic plants (Plantarum Exoticarum in Hybernaculis Adserv andarium), Perennial plants (Plantarum Perennium) and Annual plants (Plantarum Annuarum). Plants in each section are numbered and this system is maintained throughout for a total of 2,993 plants in the main garden. There is no change in the numbering. Within each section the plants are listed alphabetically and each genus and species is referenced for literature citation(s) with author, publication and page where described. There is separate section in the preliminary pages that contains the shorthand used by Risler for author citations. There are only three early publications by Linneaus cited since Species Plantarum was not published until 1752. The second part has a half-title page, Catlaogus Malorum Aurantiorum, Citreorum & Limonum vulgo Agrumi Dictorum HORTI CAROLSRUHANI. The text for this work contains listing of all citrus fruit growing in garden at Carolsrhuh, most likely in the Orangerie. The text under the heading Agrumi Horti Carolsruhani is organized into alphabetical sections that have separate sequential numbering of species for each: A. Aurantia cortice & medulla dulci eduli. sp.1-7; B. Auratia, cortice amaru & medulla dulci. sp. 8-12; C. Aurantia, cortice amaro & medulla acri. sp. 13-34; D. Citrea, fructu acido. sp. 35-40; E. Limones, fructu acido, sp. 41-44; F. Limones, fructu dulci. Sp. 45-51; G. Limones, fructu acido & aliae species. sp. 52-85; H. Quum Agrumi sequentes nondum fructificarint Quare ferie Alphabetica separatism recenfentur. Aurantium, sp.86-93 &; Limon, sp. 94-151; Aurantium sp. 152-154. Within this list there are 6 unnamed Limon species. Most of both Aurantia and Limon species have reference citation, principally to second volume of Volkamers 1708 publication Hesperides Norimbergenses. There are 12 Aurantia and 27 Limon species for which no reference is cited. Christian Thran was the gardener for margrave Karl Wihelm of Baden-Durlach from 1731 to 1746 who asked him to create the palace garden in the French baroque style. (Castles of Karlsruhe & University of Karlsruhe). Thran kept a diary of his work as head gardener and is responsible for the list of all the plants. In his Preface Josua Risler explains that the council (overseeing the garden?) ordered this publication, requesting him to check Thrans list and add literature citations. This made the list more usable by any reader, particularly as the references cited often had illustrations of the plant of interest to the reader. Risler was also asked to prepare the second section on citrus fruits complete with references. These plants were probably not covered in Thrans diary. Also, the citrus plants would most likely be in the Orangerie. It is understandable that Josua Risler, a pharmacist, prepared the list of all the genus and species of citrus fruit growing in the Carolsruh Orangerie. He would be most familiar with citrus fruit, as well as being knowledgeable of botanical literature to add proper citation to all the plants. The exception, as noted, is for a number of citrus species for which bibliographic reference is lacking. It is possible that these citrus plants were known to Risler, as they would have been in the German pharmacopeia of the time, possibly added from voyages, plant explorations or described in other publications unknown to him (Pritzel, 7369)
4th Edition. 8vo (18.2 x 11.6 cm). Contemporary paneled calf with some wear; raised bands on later spine; gilt label; small patches to lower cover repaired; two ink spots on fore edge of text block; edges speckled red. Collation: [xvi], 63, , [viii], -435, [1-Bl], [ii], -104, [ii], 36, [7-Index], [1-Corrigenda], [2-Addenda], [1-Errata], 5-Cat.] pp. +11 copper engraved plates., 8 folding. Text has light browning at head.The organization of this series of tracts has continuous pagination with separate title pages printed in red and black. There is a fourth part, The Gentleman and Gardeners Kalendar where it is noted on the title page that this tract includes several "Acts of Parliament to encourage the Planting of Timber-trees, Fruit-Trees and other Trees for Ornament, Shelter or profit " The last tract of this publication contains for the first time a copy of John Beales Herefordshire-Orchards A Pattern for all England. Written in and Epistolary Address to Samuel Hatlib, Esq. "John Beale was a clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy. Beale began a weekly correspondence with Samuel Hartlib in 1656, two of his early letters being published as Herefordshire Orchards, a Pattern for All England (1657). (Nichols, Lit. anecdotes, 1.447)."(ODNB). Provenance: Engraved bookplate of Patrick Hume Earl of Marchmont on front paste down. He was a politician born at Redbares, Berwichshire who served several English monarchs and Queen Anne. His coat of arms occupies the bookplate with motto "True to the King" along with description of his position as Viscount Blasonberrie, and Lord Polwarth of Polwarth and Lord High Chancelor of Scotland. There is also a loose bookplate from Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt library tipped in.This work contains the three different tracts that Bradley wrote on botany, gardening and vegetable physiology from 1717 to 1718. In this 1724 fourth edition of the New improvements of planting and gardening there is addition of John Beales treatise on Herefordshire-Orchards. Henrey, p. 437). Bradley was a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 1724 was elected Professor of Botany at Cambridge. (ODNB)
Folio. Contemporary calf; raised bands; rear hinge repaired; minor wear to binding. Collation: , 940,  pp. + numerous woodcuts in text. Title page and several other pages repaired. There is some spotting and staining in text, but general appearance is very good, particularly seen in the strong impression for the woodcuts. Provenance: Ex Libris Jean-Jacob de Gruytere médicin à Menin et de Henri-Marcel Van Mock(sic) date du 17 Février 1755, and Ex Libris Dr. Leboucq. This is another page-for-page reprint of the text of the 1604 edition. The publisher is the same as that of the 1615 edition, his device appearing on both title-pages (Doe, p. 197). Doe also points out that the Dutch editions were fare superior to the "very inferior" Latin edition. In addition, the Dutch editions used the same woodblocks used for the French editions minus "a few historical woodcuts, which the printer left out by the translators advice because they were not instructive and would have encumbered the book " (Doe, pp.193- 194). This is another page-for-page reprint of the text of the 1604 edition. The publisher is the same as that of the 1615 edition, his device appearing on both title-pages (Doe, p. 197). Doe also points out that the Dutch editions were fare superior to the "very inferior" Latin edition. In addition, the Dutch editions used the same woodblocks used for the French editions minus "a few historical woodcuts, which the printer left out by the translators advice because they were not instructive and would have encumbered the book " (Doe, pp.193- 194).
8vo. Contemporary green stained vellum, gilt tooled decoration on both covers along with border tooling, slightly rubbed and marked, re-backed in modern calf, Gilt edges. A few splash marks, slightly stained and with small tear at tail. Collation:[xxxix], 346,  pp.; [viii],48pp.; 55, [1-Errata]pp. Some damp staining at head of preliminary leaves, minor dusting present. Overall a very clean copy. This volume contains two (2) parts in 1, but two sections in second title. All with separate title pages. The second title in second part is De Methodo Plantarum Viri Clarissimi D. Augusti Quirini Rivini, Epistola ad Joan. Raium Responsoria in qua D. Josephi Pitton Tournefore, M.D. Elementa Botanica Tanguntur. Second edition of first title with imprimatur leaf opposite title. [Wing R407], [Wing R390]
HILL, JOHN SIR] HALE, THOMAS.
1st Edition. Folio (42 x 26 cm). Contemporary tooled calf with new spine with original red morocco label laid down; raised bands and plane panels; wear to corners repaired; covers with some wear more so on rear; modern ink inscription on ffep. Collation: [2-Frontisp.], [ii], [i]-iv, ii, [iii-iv] -714pp. + 60 engraved plates. Engraved frontispiece by Grignio after Wale. It is entitled: "The Genius of Botany explaining to the gardener the characters of plats, while Flora & Pomona offer him their choicest products as rewards of his labour" (Henrey II, p. 95). The binding has been expertly repaired. Text and plates in very good condition. There is some dusting and moderate foxing to head of some leaves and earlier worming in clear area along head of last 49pp. There is strong impression on plates. Hills "Eden contains descriptions and cultural details concerning the various products of the garden under the time of year in which they flower or fruit, the phrase name used by Linnaeus for each plant is given, and each is referred to its place in (Linnaeuss) sexual system, which is explained. Advice is offered on what to do each month in the kitchen, flower, and fruit gardens " (Henrey, p. 98). Hill made drawings of plants from nature and engraved many of the plates from these drawings. Hill also copied a number of figures from the Hortus floridus Crispian van de Passs (Henrey, op.cit.).(Cleveland Herbal 442; Dunthorne 129; Henrey 776; Hunt 559; Nissen BBI 880; Stafleu TL2 2770).
GHISI, MARTINO RICCHINI
8vo (23.8cm x 16.5cm). Large paper copy. Two works bound together. Later half vellum and marble boards with new brown calf label; red speckled edges. Binding is very good with a few minor wormholes at upper areas of rear hinge, not through rear end paper. Collation: [10 ff.], 116, 22, pp.; xii, 3-32pp. Text is exceptionally clean and bright. One page has two Copy comes from an Italian book collector who kept the book in pristine condition. These two publications were originally published as pamphlets. The first title is divided into two parts. The first concerns Ghisis medical practice in Cremona: activities with disease and illnesses, with numerous literature citations referenced in text; details in foot notes. The second part contains his detailed analysis of diphtheria epidemic, "Istoria delle angine epidemiche." The second title is an edited copy of Andrea Bellunensis 1602 Latin translation of Ibn al-Baytars Arabic treatise on lemon- De Limonibus, Tractatus Embitar Arabis, per Andream Bellunensem Latinitate donatus The Latinized name of Ibn al-Baytar is Ebembitar. Andrea Bellunensis is the pseudonym of Andrea Alpago.Ghisi dedicates the De Limonibus to Don Paulo Valcarenghi under whom he studied in Cremona, Italy. Dr. Valcarengi was "a doctor of some renown who had founded a practical school of medicine in Cremona" (DSB V. p.384) In his dedication to Dr. Valcarenghi, Dr. Ghisi discusses the history of Andrea Bellunensi (Andrea Alpago), Avicenna and Greek physicians and Alpagos Latin translation of Ibn al-Bitars Arabic treatise on Lemons, De Limonibus. Ghisi further notes the importance to have a correct accurate text. Careful comparison of digitized copies of De limonibus by Alpago and Ghisi, respectively, reveals that there are occasional clear difference not only in text with addition of a few words here and there, but grammatical punctuation as well. Thus, the edited text of De Limonibus has made valuable minor text and punctuation corrections, improving the readability of details for lemon morphology, quality of fruit, medicinal properties to name a few. Ghisis desired that his work on De Limonibus be an improvement of Andrea Bellunensis translation of the Arabic text of the physician, Ibn al-Bitar. He was successful in this effort. This is a fine rare copy of the first citrus book originally written in Arabic and later translated in 1602 by Andrea Bellunensi (Alpago) into Latin. Ghisis 1757 edited copy of De Limonibus has added clarity to Alpagos text. As such, this is the definitive Latin edition for De Limonibus. No other edition or editing has appeared since Ghisis 1757 publication. Andrea Alpago was a physician who lived in the sixteen century. "About this time the doctrines of the Arabian physicians were commonly taught in the Italian schools, and the works of Avicenna were held in high reputation. In his eagerness to become more fully acquainted with these works, and to read them in their original tongue, Alpago was induced to travel into the East, and spent much time in obtaining a knowledge of the Arabian language. He went to Cyprus and Egypt, and he is said to have remained thirty years in the East, making his principal residence at Damascus. On his return to Italy, he was presented with a chair of medicine in the school at Padua; he died suddenly a few months after his appointment. The labours of Alpago were principally directed to the works of Avicenna and other Arabian physicians many of which he translated into Latin," which included "Embitaris Tractatus de Limonibus ab Andr. Alpago La tinitate donatus Parisiis 1602," (Soc. Diff. Useful Knowledge, 1843. pp. 309-310)Ghisi was a physician in Cremona, Italy. He then studied under Paolo Valcarenghis in Cemona before moving to Florence. He returned to Cremona to practice and in 1747-1748 combated an epidemic, which struck a large number of children and adolescents in the Cremona region. Ghisi made careful clinical and meteorological observations on the epidemic, publishing the results in a pamphlet entitled Lettre mediche del Dottor M. Ghisi. Of particular note is the section entitled "Istoria delle angine epidemiche," the first truly complete scientific description of diphtheria. (DSB V, p.384). Little is known about Ghisis interest in De Lemonibus other than what he mentions in the dedication to Dr. Valcarenghis. He may have provided lemon juice to children and adults that he attended. (Haller v.1, p. 200; Nat. Lib. Med. 18th Century, p.174; Sequier p.2)
Original blind stamped beige boards, spine laid down with new hinges. Collation: 130 pp. + 57 pen and ink drawings. This is the personal notebook of Charles Perez (1873-1952) of microbiology courses given at the Institut Pasteur. Subjects covered: Streptothricées (given by Metchnikoff): 9 pages and 8 small drawings; Diphtérie (given by Martin): 20 pages and 4 small drawing;Technique des microbes anaérobies (given by Barrel): 8 pages and 10 drawings; Septicémie et Charon symptomatique (anonymous): 12 pages and 2 small drawings; Tétanos (given by Barrel): 25 pages and 2 small drawings; Coccidies et Cancer (given by Mesnil): 11 pages and 20 small drawings;Antiseptiques (given by Duclaux): 9 pages and 4 small drawings; Hématozoiaire du Paludisme (given by Laveran): 10 pages and several drawing in colors and black; Phagocytose (given by Metchnikoff): 13 pages and 12 small drawing in colors and black; Immunité (given by Metchnikoff) : 13 pages and 1 drawing.Charles Pérez becamed a noted French zoologist and biologist, of microbiology courses given at the Institut Pasteur in November and décember 1899.There is around 60/70 pages with several original drawings of instruments and cellules. There is around 60/70 pages with several original drawings of instruments and cellules.The courses given by Duclaux, Laveran, Metchnikoff etc. about tetanos, antiseptic, coccidies and cancer, paludism, phagocytose, immunity and some rare new microbes provided students with the most current research by these noted scientists and physicians