Histoire des institutions politiques de l?ancienne France. Première partie : l’empire romain, les Germains, la royauté mérovingienneFustel de Coulanges, Numa Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1875. 23 x 14,5 cm, in-8, (4) 547 pp., broché sous couverture bleue imprimée, papillon d'annonce pour la deuxième partie conservé. Edition originale de la première partie, la seule parue du vivant de l'auteur, la suite (6 volumes en tout) ayant été publiée de façon posthume. Rousseurs éparses.
SENDAK (Maurice) MAGIC FLUTE. 1980, original lithograph on stone, each drawn and fully signed in pencil by the artist Maurice Sendak, each example numbered in pencil lower left 9/10, dated 02 indicating when signed by Sendak but actually printed twenty-two years earlier by Ken Tyler at Tyler Graphics Ltd (New Bedford NY) on partially deckled-edged rag paper with the Tyler blind stamp insignia in lower right corner: Frank Corsaro (Producer of this version) as Queen of the Night 15-1/4 x 12-3/8 inches
SENDAK (Maurice) SENDAK (Maurice0: MAGIC FLUTE. 1980, original lithograph on stone, each drawn and fully signed in pencil by the artist Maurice Sendak, each example numbered in pencil lower left 9/10, dated 02 indicating when signed by Sendak but actually printed twenty-two years earlier by Ken Tyler at Tyler Graphics Ltd (New Bedford NY) on partially deckled-edged rag paper with the Tyler blind stamp insignia in lower right corner: Three Boys (Child Spirits) and Mozart. Captioned Dragon Act 1 Scene 1 / Temple No. 1 Measures 15 x 12-1/4 inches
SENDAK (Maurice) SENDAK (Maurice): METREON: Wild Things Watermelon Moon . 1996 Metreon Wild Thing Transformation Original Pencil study for Metreon installation in San Francisco Measures 5 x 9-3/4 inches on larger paper Signed in full at bottom center image of a Wild Thing Eating a Watermelon Moon Reference: Schiller Sendak Abrams 2013 (p. 74)
BUELL (Marjorie H "Marge")) BUELL (Marjorie H Marge), attributed  Little LULU with Friends. 1947. Watercolor and mounted cut-out figures. Cover design for McLoughlin Bros catalogue: Childrens Books 1947. The image was used for the last catalogue published by the firm. Measures 14-11/16 x 12-1/2 inches
Une rue de Paris et son habitant. Avant-propos par M. le vicomte de Spoelberch de Lovenjoul. Illustrations de François Courboin.Balzac, Honoré de - Courboin, François (ill.) Paris, Librairie A. Rouquette, 1899. 26 x 16,5 cm, grand in-8, (4) VI - 32 (1) pp., nombreuses illustrations en couleurs dans le texte, broché sous couverture crème rempliée, imprimée et illustrée. Trage unique à 135 exemplaires, tous sur vélin d'Arches avec SUITE en noir brochée en fin de volume. Ici un exemplaire de présent (M. Lecoq). Bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 916 ; CARTERET, V, 21 : "charmante publication")
Jaloux, Edmond Paris, Albin Michel, 1918. Coll. "le roman littéraire". 19 x 13 cm (R), in-8, 302 (1) pp., demi-chagrin prune à coins, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tête dorée sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés. Edition originale. L'un des 10 exemplaires sur Japon (n° 5), premier papier avant 25 Hollande. Ex-libris arraché au revers de la couverture sinon un bel exemplaire.
Duras, Claire de Kersaint, duchesse de] - [Bodin, Félix] Paris, Ladvocat, 1824. 17 x 10,5 cm (R), in-12, 172 - 140 pp., reliure de l'époque de demi-basane maroquinée verte, dos lisse orné, tranches jaunes. Deuxième édition du grand texte de Claire de Duras sur l'altérité, parue quelques mois après la très rare édition originale. Elle est suivie, à la même date, chez le même éditeur, et également "au profit d'un établissement de charité", de la rare édition originale d'Eveline, que l'on crut un moment due à la même plume, malgré les protestations de l'éditeur dans sa préface, et en réalité de Felix Bodin, co-auteur l'année précédente avec Thiers de l'Histoire de la Révolution française. Bon exemplaire (reliure modeste, quelques rousseurs). (BARBIER, III, 754 et II, 333)
Fardoulis-Lagrange, Michel - Matta, Roberto (ill.) Paris, Pierre Belfond, 1970. Coll. "les Cahiers du Regard" (n° 1). 39 x 29 cm, grand in-4, 50 (2) pp. - 2 gravures en couleurs hors texte, en feuilles sous couverture blanche muette, coffret de l'éditeur de pleine soie moirée. Edition originale et premier tirage. Tirage à 200 exemplaires sur grand vélin d'Arches (n° 54). Complet des deux gravures signées et numérotées par Matta. Coffret insolé. (MONOD, 4447)
Cortot, Jean - Clerté, Jean (ill.) Paris, Espace Carole Brimaud, 1995. Coll. "Tambour de soie" (n° 2). 24 x 21,5 cm, petit in-4, 23 (2) pp., 9 oeuvres reproduites dont 7 en couleurs, en feuilles sous couverture blanche à rabats imprimée, étui. Tirage à 500 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 30 de tête, signés par l'auteur et l'artiste et enrichis d'une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE de Jean Clerté. Très bel exemplaire.
Le Poète et son ombre, textes inédits présentés et annotés par Robert D. Valette [exemplaire de Valentine Hugo]Eluard, Paul - Valette, Robert D. (ed.) Paris, Seghers, 1963. 20 x 17,5 cm, in-8, 207 (1) pp. - 16 ff. d'iconographie en noir, cartonnage de l'éditeur, rhodoïd. Edition originale. Exemplaire sur papier d'édition après 150 de tête enrichi d'un amical ENVOI autographe signé de Robert Valette à VALENTINE HUGO, qui a annoté l'exemplaire. Prière d'insérer et carte d'hommage de l'éditeur joints.
Tomi Ungerer Original vintage anti Vietnam War propaganda poster featuring a great cartoon illustration by the notable artist Tomi Ungerer (1931-2019) depicting a man wearing an Asian style hat sitting on top of a tank marked with an American army star on the side with a swastika as one of the wheel cogs on the track below, dangling a bamboo fishing rod in front of the cannon gun on the tank, using a red Soviet hammer and sickle of communism as bait. Good condition, restored tears, small restored paper loss, staining, backed on linen. Size: 68x53.5 cm
Milner Gray Original vintage travel poster for the Fair Land of Kent featuring scenic artwork by Milner Gray (1899-1997) of The River Medway in South East England depicting people sitting on the river bank watching people punting on rowing boats on the calm water with houses behind the tall trees and a stone bridge in the distance, the stylised lettering and SE&CR logo on the black border below. Issued by The South Eastern and Chatham Railway (1899-1923). Printed by McCorquodale & Co Ltd London. Good condition, restored folds, restored tears, light staining, backed on linen. Size: 101.5x63.5 cm
Geo Fustier Original vintage travel poster for Geneva / Geneve featuring great artwork by Géo Fustier (1892-1982) depicting a picturesque view of Lake Geneva in Switzerland showing boats sailing across the reflective water with green park gardens, flowers and tall trees in the foreground and buildings on the other side of the lake with the snow topped Alps mountains in the distance, the title text below in large white letters. behind tall trees in a garden in the foreground. Good condition, restored paper losses, restored tears, restored stains, backed on linen. Size: 100x66 cm
Original vintage travel poster for Rio de Janeiro in Brazil South America featuring the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Mount Corcovado overlooking the city below with Sugarloaf Mountain and the sea leading to mist covered hills on the horizon, the Copacabana Beach Portuguese pavement wave design down the side with the title text in bold red letters above and bold yellow below. Issued by the Brazilian Government Trade Bureau in New York. Fair condition, restored pinholes, restored tears, tape marks, restored creases, restored folds, backed on linen. Size: 69.5x54.5 cm
James Porteous Wood Original vintage travel advertising poster for Scotland Where You Are Always Welcome featuring a colourful scenic painting by the watercolour artist and designer James Porteous Wood (1919-2005) depicting The River Dee at Invercauld near Braemar featuring trees and shrubs lining the river with the arched stone Old Bridge of Dee glowing in front of the sun drenched mountains in the background. Located between Crathie / Balmoral and Braemar, the Old Bridge of Dee was built in 1753 by Major William Caulfeild as part of the the military road network in the Scottish Highlands. Addie & Co Ltd. Edinburgh. Good condition, restored paper loss, light staining, backed on linen. Size: 76x50.5 cm
Original vintage travel poster advertising the Medellin silleteros parade on August 14 in Colombia issued by the National Tourism Corporation / Medellin desfile de silleteros agosto 14 corporacion nacional de turismo-Colombia featuring a colourful illustration depicting a lady in a purple skirt, white shirt and yellow sun hat, smiling towards the viewer surrounded by a vast array of flowers against a dark blue background. The Medellin festival of flower sellers is a popular annual event held since 1957 that includes a variety of cultural events and ends with a parade; Medellin is located in the Aburra Valley in the Andes Mountains region of Colombia and is also known as the City of the Flowers. Good condition, restored tears, backed on linen. Size: 67x48 cm
Maria Elena Saraza Original vintage travel poster for Malaga featuring a great illustration of a sailing boat at sea and a seagull flying overhead holding a thermometer in its beak decorated with colourful flowers and reading 20 degrees Celsius with the stylised lettering below reading - Malaga Fiestas Deportivas de Invierno Del 15 de Enero Al 15 De Febrero, IX Concurso Hípico Nacional Xi Regata Nacional Tiro de pichon Golf Aeromodelismo Carreras de Motocicletas Ciclismo Tenis Opera Conciertos y Exposiciones / Malaga Winter Sports Festival from January 15 to February 15 IX National Horse Racing Contest Xi National Regatta Pigeon shooting Golf Aeromodelling Motorcycle Racing Cycling Tennis Opera Concerts and Exhibitions - with people taking part in the events depicted behind the bold red title text next to the coat of arms. Good condition, restored tears, restored creasing, light staining, backed on linen. Size: 45x25 cm
Henri Matisse Original vintage travel advertising poster published by and for the French Government and the General Committee for Tourism to promote the city of Nice on the French Riviera - France Cote d'Azur - and the Matisse Museum / Musee Matisse (opened 1963) featuring a colourful image by the renowned French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) of his 1950 La Danseuse Creole gouache paint and cut-out paper artwork against a white background, the text below in stylised black letters. Printed in France by Imp. Mourlot. Good condition, fold, cracks and creases. Size: 99x62.5 cm
Original vintage Southeast Asia travel advertising poster for the Philippines Pearl of the Orient featuring a scenic image of rice farmers working in paddy fields below the shining sun with hills in the background, the stylised title above with the red star Caltex logo below. The Philippines became known as the Pearl of the Orient Seas / Perla del Mar de Oriente by the Spanish in the 18th century; the phrase was included in the Philippine national anthem in 1960. Issued by Caltex (Philippines) Ltd., lithographed in Philippines by Cacho Hnes line. Very good condition, faint staining in margins and minor pinholes in corners. Size: 61x46 cm
Original vintage Southeast Asia travel advertising poster for Zamboango in Southern Philippines Colorful Moroland featuring a man in traditional clothing hoisting a colourful sail on a decorated wooden sailing boat next a fishing village with buildings on stilts above the sea and palm trees in front of hills in the background, the stylised text above and the title below with the red star Caltex logo. Issued by Caltex (Philippines) Ltd., lithographed in Philippines by Cacho Hnes line. Very good condition, faint staining and minor creases in margins. Size: 61x46 cm
Ullmann Original vintage travel poster featuring a colourful and detailed illustrated Tourist Map of South Africa with pictographs of transport, safari animals and farming, mountains and natural wonders such as Victoria Falls, activities such as sunbathing and water sports as well as ruins and other places of interest with rivers and railway routes connecting cities and towns in the colour coded areas including the Cape of Good Hope, South West Africa, British Protectorate of Bechuanaland, Southern Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Swaziland Natal Zululand, Basutoland, Trans Vaal and Portugese East Africa with images of boats, ships, planes, wildlife and a decorative compass with the South Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean marked, the title above with "Information relative to South Africa. Issued by the publicity and travel department, Union of South Africa" in a banner style box and an image below of the artist drawing the map at his easel. Horizontal. Fair condition, restored tears, tape marks, staining, restored folds and creases, backed on linen. Size: 55x69 cm
Original vintage travel poster for Bogota Columbia issued by Braniff International Airways featuring a colourful image of a bullfight with the torero / bullfighter wearing a traditional gold and green uniform and using a pink and blue cape as the bull charges towards him horns first, a white horse and rider visible in front of the spectator stand on the other side of the arena. Bogota was founded as the capital of Colombia in 1538, located in South America in the Andes; the Santa Maria bullring / Plaza de Toros Santamaría was built in 1931. Braniff Airways was an American airline that operated national and international services from 1928-1982; named as Braniff International Airways from 1948-1965. Good condition, restored tears, staining, backed on linen. Size: 67x50 cm
Jean van Noten Original vintage travel poster for the Congo featuring a great design by Jean van Noten (1903-1982) of a plane flying over a rainforest jungle with hills on the side and in the distance, a lake of calm reflective water and a herd of elephants behind the trees and plants in the foreground framing the scenic view, the stylised title text below in yellow decorated with white stars in the letters. The Congo is located in Central Africa and the Congo River (formerly named the Zaire River), which runs through to the Atlantic Ocean, is second longest river in Africa. Fair condition, restored tears, staining, trimmed edges, backed on linen. Size: 97x62 cm
Fred Taylor Original vintage LNER London and North Eastern Railway poster for Holland via Harwich daily and nightly services featuring a great design by Fred Taylor (1875-1963) showing a city view over the historical buildings, trees, parks and boats moored in a harbour with the title and information text below. Printed by the Dangerfield Printing Co London. Horizontal. Large size. Good condition, restored folds, restored tears, minor stains and tape marks in margins, backed on linen. Size: 102x127 cm
Original vintage advertising poster for the Zoological Garden aquarium and terrarium park of the citadel Barcelona / Jardín Zoológico acuario y terrario parque de la ciudadela Barcelona featuring a colourful illustration of three seahorses on green reeds in front of two fish swimming past against the blue shaded water background, the stylised text in black and coat of arms below. Created in 1877 as the first major park in Barcelona, Catalonia, the Parc de la Ciutadella encompasses 70-acres that includes the City Zoo (opened in 1892), the historic Palau del Parlament de Catalunya (built 1717-1727), a lake, museums and a fountain waterfall designed by the Spanish architect Josep Fontsere (with Antoni Gaudi); the aquarium was reopened in 1909 and the formation of a Zoological Garden was started in 1931. Very good condition, small restored paper losses on margin, light browning on margin, backed on linen. Size: 47x33 cm
Ludwig Hohlwein Original vintage travel poster promoting Motoring in Germany featuring a great illustration by the notable German poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein (1874-1949) of a classic car in front of trees and gothic and traditional German architecture in shades of orange and brown including a cathedral and historic ruins with a mountain range in shades of blue across a lake in the background, the title in bold black text above and information below with the logos. Printed in Munich. Issued by RVD. Fair condition, restored paper loss, tears and creases, staining, trimmed margins on sides, backed on linen. Size: 100x65 cm
James Gardner Original vintage World War Two poster - Back Them Up! - featuring dynamic artwork by Leslie James Gardner (1907-1995) depicting RAF Royal Air Force Bristol Blenheim aircraft dropping bombs during a raid on an industrial facility near Cologne / Koln in August 1941 with a British Union Jack flag visible on the plane in the foreground as it flies over explosions on a building by a railway line with the title and slogan in the border below: The bombing in daylight of the power station at Knapsack, Germany, by the Royal Air Force. Printed in London, England, by Chromoworks Ltd. Good condition, restored tears, restored folds, restored paper loss, backed on linen. Size: 76x50.5 cm
Original antique World War One recruitment poster published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee - Your country's call Isn't this worth fighting for? Enlist Now - featuring a great image depicting a Scottish soldier in the foreground wearing his hodden grey kilt uniform and holding a gun in one hand, pointing with his other hand towards an idyllic rural landscape with thatched cottage houses bordering a small country road with flowers in the gardens and cows in the hilly fields leading to a cloud in the blue sky on the horizon, the text above and below in bold white letters against the brown border. Printed by Jowett & Sowry, Leeds. Very good condition, waving, faint creases and minor tears in margins. Size: 75x50.5 cm
Original vintage World War Two poster featuring a black and white photo of Hurricane pilots in uniform standing in front of a fighter plane with the caption reading - Pilotes Allies D?une Escadrille De ?Hurricanes? De Gauche a Droite: Americain, Australien, Canadien, Indien, Belge, Ecossais, Anglais et Tchecoslavique / Allied Pilots of a "Hurricane" Squad From Left to Right: American, Australian, Canadian, Indian, Belgian, Scottish, English and Czechoslovakian. Horizontal. Very good condition, creasing. Size: 38x51 cm
Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird) Original vintage World War Two poster - Waste the Food and Help the Hun - from the wartime propaganda series issued by the Ministry of Information. Artwork by the notable British cartoonist and illustrator Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird; 1887-1965) featuring an image of a smiling Hitler holding up his arm up resembling a Nazi salute to say thank you with the stylised lettering below set within a red border. Very good condition, restored paper loss on corner, backed on linen. Size: 37.5x25 cm
Original vintage car dealer showroom advertising poster for Volkswagen Beetle - Our most expensive option: A hole in the roof - featuring a great design showing a smartly dressed man wearing a suit and looking up to the viewer through the open sun roof of a VW Beetle with the VW logo and text below explaining the price of $1,675 that includes benefits of added extras such as a heater and de-froster with an optional $90 extra for the hand-fitted sunroof option that will bring sunshine and fresh air and a view of nothing but sky. The German automobile maker, Volkswagen ("people's car") was founded in 1937; the company's Type 1 two-door models were first manufactured in 1938, achieving a peak growth in sales and popularity during the 1960s hippie era. Very good condition, staining, creasing, backed on linen. Size: 104.5x77 cm
S. Hall Original vintage travel poster for India featuring a colourful illustration depicting a regal elephant with a brightly coloured howdah carriage being ridden by two men in robes in front of traditional Indian architecture with a man walking in the foreground and the stylised title text above the sun and domes against the pink shaded sky. Good condition, restored tears, restored paper losses, backed on linen. Size: 95x65.5 cm
Original vintage Intourist travel poster for Odessa printed for the Soviet State travel company Intourist (founded 1929) featuring great artwork depicting people on the grand staircase leading from the city to the harbour below, the Potemkin Steps / Potemkin Stairs (opened 1841), looking towards ships at port on the calm sea with trains on a busy railway track and a large red Soviet flag with a hammer and sickle and star on it flying over the scene in the foreground, the ropes leading down to the bold stylised Art Deco lettering below, the Intourist logo and text in the border. Located on the Black Sea in Ukraine, the historic port city of Odessa ("the pearl of the Black Sea") is a popular tourist destination and major maritime hub. Printed in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia). Good condition, small restored tear, some creases, light staining, backed on linen. Size: 75x50 cm
Prelse Sirok Original vintage travel poster for the island of Rab Jugoslavija / Yugoslavia (1921-1991; now part of Croatia) featuring a stylish young lady relaxing on a towel with a beach ball under a tree on the coast with a sandy beach leading towards the churches and bell towers in the historical town centre of Rab and a sailing boat on the calm blue Adriatic Sea in front of hills in the distance. Excellent condition, faint creases. Size: 69x48.5 cm
Lucien Boucher Original vintage travel poster advertising flights to South America / America Del Sur by Air France featuring a colourful stylised design by Lucien Boucher (1889-1971) depicting historic buildings and city skyscrapers, jungle forests, palm trees, Sugarloaf Mountain, the Amazon River and the Andes mountain range on a map of South America with clouds and a large white bird wing in the same shape above marked with the airline's seahorse (pegasus / hippocampe aile) logo and a propeller plane flying over the white waves on the blue ocean background, the title text above and below. Very good condition, foxing, restored tear in margin, backed on linen. Size: 100x63 cm
Observations diverses sur la sterilité, perte de fruict, fecondité, accouchements, et maladies des femmes et enfants nouveaux naiz .BOURGEOIS [BOURSIER], Louise (1563-1636) 8vo (167 x 95 mm), ff  12 [recte 3, without terminal blank], with fine engraved allegorical title and two engraved portraits (the author and Marie de Medici, Queen of France); a fine copy, in nineteenth-century French brown morocco, panelled in blind with gilt corner ornaments, spine gilt, slightly worn. First edition, first issue, very rare, of the first obstetrics book written by a woman to be published, and a work that founded obstetrics as a science. It was one of the most popular and influential textbooks of its day, and was credited by Jean Astruc with greatly advancing French midwifery. 'She was one of the pioneers of scientific midwifery; her Observations was the vade mecum of contemporary midwives' (Garrison and Morton).Louise Bourgeois became interested in midwifery after the birth of her first child, with the result that she studied medicine and obstetrics practice under her barber-surgeon husband, Martin Boursier, and his teacher the great Ambroise Paré. The guild of midwives tried to oppose her application for a licence, fearing her increasing reputation amongst Paré's circle of surgeons. Their opposition was of no avail, however, and she was summoned to attend the confinement of Marie de Medici, Queen of France, for the birth of the future Louis XIII. She thus became midwife to the French court for 27 years, and delivered all the children of Marie de Medici. The death by puerperal sepsis of the child of the Duchess of Orléans, the princess Marie de Bourbon-Montpensier, in 1627 brought an end to her reign at the age of 64, and as a result Louis XIV required that at all future royal births a surgeon should be present.Bourgeois drew on the practice of Paré and Guillemeau. She 'advocated the induction of premature labor for contracted pelvis and gave original descriptions of prolapsed umbilical cord and face presentation and their management' (Speert).The collation of this work is a8 e4 A-P8, Q4, with I8 cancelled, with numerous errors in foliation and two in signatures (D3 and E3); the work was reset correcting these errors in the later issue, which can be distinguished by having Q4 blank (or absent)Provenance: presentation inscription on front flyleaf 'Au Docteur L. Santé Amicitior memoria sacrum Langres 1915 Paris [infinity sign] Georges Grappe'; Georges Grappe (1897-1947) was an art historian and curator of the Rodin museumGarrison and Morton 6145; Cutter and Veits pp 73-76; Speert Iconographia gyniatrica pp 72-73; Krivatsy 1625 (imperfect); Waller 1365; OCLC records NLM, UCLA, Yale, Kansas, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Philadelphia College of Physicians, and UBC for North America (both issues, mostly the second)
Gabinetto mineralogico del Collegio Nazareno descritto secondo i caratteri esterni e distribuito a norma de’ principi constitutivi.PETRINI, Giovanni Vincenzo] (1725-1814) Two vols, 8vo (218 x 145 mm), pp LII 384 [2, errata and blank]; XXXIX [1, blank] 387 [1, blank]; some faint marginal waterstaining to first leaves of second vol, some corners of prelims crumpled, really a very attractive, fresh, and unpressed copy in contemporary Italian patterned boards (differing but both vols with the same provenance), slightly worn. First edition of this extensive catalogue of the mineralogical museum in the Collegeo Nazareno in Rome, founded by the author, Father Petrini and arranged by Scipione Breislak.'Rare. Extensive descriptive collection catalog of the mineral specimens held in at Nazareno College in Rome at the end of the 18th century. The preliminaries of the first volume provide some history of the formation of the collection and a synopsis of the new chemistry of Lavoisier. The catalog then commences, classifying the specimens into a standard structure of salts, earths, bitumens and flammable bodies, and metals. Volcanic objects and fossils are given their own classifications and are treated at the end of volume two' (Curtis Schuh, Biobibliography of Mineralogy online). The organiser of the collection, Scipione Breislak (1750-1826) was '. one of the founders of volcanology in Italy, Breislak was the first to determine that basaltic rocks were of extrusive origin; he also emphasised that the tufaceous deposits of Campania originated under water, and he reconstructed the evolution of Vesuvius' (DSB). He was the author of Introduzione alle Geologia (Milan, 1811).'Antiquarians and polymaths in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries pursued del Riccio's interest in the geological and geographic origins of marble with even greater scientific rigor. The secretary of the papal nephew Francesco Barberini, Cassiano del Pozzo, assembled a vast collection of drawings of the objects, buildings, and other material remains of the ancient world. This corpus of drawings, known as the paper museum (museo caraceo), included a catalogue of stones painted on paper. Dal Pozzo worked with the Venetian painter Jacopo Ligozzi and the director of the opificio fiorentino, Matteo Nigetti, in painting and compiling the samplings. Painted compilations such as Dal Pozzo's became the actual marble-sample panels of the eighteenth century: to this end Father Giovan Vincenzo Petrini (1725-1784) founded a mineralogical museum in the Collegio Nazareno in Rome' (Radical Marble, Architectural Innovation from Antiquity to the Present, J. Nicholas Napoli and William Tronzo, eds)Provenance: early ownership inscription 'C. Guicciardi' on both endleavesWard and Carozzi 1754; OCLC records Smithsonian, Chicago, Illinois, Oklahoma, McGill, and Cornell in North America
CASTELLI, Benedetto (1578-1643) 4to (224 x 160 mm), pp [viii] 79 [1, blank], title with large vignette of the arms of the Medici dedicatee, engraved by Pietro Tedeschi, and five woodcut optical diagrams in text; a fine copy on thick paper, unpressed, in nineteenth-century calf-backed boards, minor wear to spine. First edition of this rare posthumous publication, containing Castelli's most important contributions to the field of optics. The text comprises miscellaneous pieces, including the first publications of two letters to Galileo (dated 27 June 1637 and 2 August 1638, pages 47-79) detailing experiments on the absorption and transmission of radiant heat by differently coloured surfaces.'Castelli's optical investigations were continued in a treatise sent to Giovanni Ciampoli in 1639 and published in 1669 [in the present work]. Included are many observations and conclusions with respect to the persistence of optical images, by which Castelli explained the perception of motion, the illusion of forked tongues in serpents, and other phenomena. In the same treatise he recommended the use of diaphragms in telescopes to impede transverse rays, anticipating Hevelius. His discussions of the camera obscura, the inversion of images on the retina, and of cataract (from which Galileo had recently lost his sight), although less novel, are not without interest.'More celebrated is Castell's discussion of heat in a series of letters to Galileo (1637-1638) and particularly his experiments with the absorption of radiant and transmitted heat by black and white objects. Two of these letters, in which the pursuit of experimental science is even more clearly described than in Galileo's work on bodies of water, were published in 1669 [in the above]' (DSB).In a treatise on the preservation of grains (pp 39-46) Castelli suggests keeping wheat in sealed containers so that pathogens are kept out, anticipating later discoveries by Francesco Redi in microbiology and the discrediting the theory of spontaneous generation.Carli and Favaro 322; Riccardi I 291 n 3; OCLC records Cal Tech, Huntington (Burndy), Yale, American Philosophical Society, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and UC Berkeley for North America
BOSCOVICH, Ruggero Giuseppe] (1711-1787) 4to ( 221 x 164 mm), pp XLIX [1, blank], with folding engraved plates; a very faint occasional marginal spotting, a very good copy in plain wrappers.First edition, first issue of Boscovich's earliest published work on his dynamic point theory, and which was the precursor to his great Philosophiae naturalis theoria redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium (1758), a work considered as the 'birth of atomic physics' and praised by Faraday, Maxwell, and Heisenberg. Boscovich stated in the Philosophiae naturalis theoria that his work originated in this 1745 publication.Boscovich's dynamic point theory 'was not only the first general mathematical theory of atomism . but more specifically it was the first scientific theory: to treat all the ultimate constituents of matter as identical; to employ finite numbers of point particles; to eliminate Newtonian mass as a primary quantity, substituting a kinematic basis; to postulate a relational basis for the mathematical treatment of inertia and of all space and time observations; to propose to derive all physical effects from a single law; to eliminate the scale-free similarity property of the Newtonian law, introducing natural lengths into continuous laws so as to determine unique equilibrium positions and other scale-fixed properties; to employ a power series to represent an observable.' (L. L. Whyte in Roger Joseph Boscovich . Studies of his life and work, London, 1961).'The Theory of Natural Philosophy is now recognized as having exerted a fundamental influence on modern mathematical physics . As the title of his book implies, he considered that a single law was the basis of all natural phenomena and of the properties of matter; that the multiplicity of physical forces was only apparent and due to inadequate mathematical knowledge' (PMM).Boscovich's 'heterodoxy in mechanics began to be apparent at least as early as 1745, when he published an important discourse on the subject of living force (vis viva) . This discourse contained the first statement of Boscovich's universal force law.'That law was inspired partly by Leibniz's law of continuity and partly by the famous thirty-first query with which Newton concluded the fourth edition of his Opticks. There Newton raised speculatively the question whether there might not exist both attractive and repulsive forces alternately operative between the particles of matter. From this idea Boscovich proceeded by way of an analysis of collision of bodies to the enunciation of a "universal law of forces" between elements of matter, the force being alternately attractive or repulsive, depending upon the distance by which they are separated. As that distance diminishes toward zero, repulsion predominates and grows infinite so as to render direct contact between particles impossible. A fundamental role is played by the points of equilibrium between the attractive and repulsive forces. Boscovich called such points "boundaries" (limes, the Latin singular). Some of them are points of stable equilibrium for the particles in them and others are points of unstable equilibrium. The behavior of these boundaries and the areas between them enabled Boscovich to interpret cohesion, impenetrability, extension, and many physical and chemical properties of matter, including its emission of light.Extended description upon requestThere are two issues of this publication, an academic one as here, and a commercial one, the latter containing a differing imprint and also naming Boscovich as the author. A comparison of the two makes clear that both were printed from the same standing type, apart from the title page. The commercial issue has the imprint 'Sumptibus venantii Monaldini bibliopole', and also a different title ornament.Manuscript corrections to the text on pages V, IX, and XXXIX, as in the BSB copyRiccardi I.1 174 n 21; Sommervogel I 1832 n 22; OCLC records Huntington, Smithsonian, American Philosophical Society, Harvard, Princeton, and Brown for North
Flora: Seu, DeFlorum Cultura. Or a Complete Florilege, Furnish with All Requisites Belonging to a Florist.Rea, John Brown call, re-backed. Engraved title-page and 16 (garden) plans on 8 plates. Sales receipt dated 1934 tipped onto front endpaper. Bookplate of former owner on front paste-down. Intermittent light imperfection (spotting, light dampstaining (not offensive), age toning to page perimeters, etc. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Repton, Humphry 1/2 maroon morocco, maroon cloth. Complete with all plates - several with overlays. Bookplate on front paste-down and former owner's name and date in pencil on front endsheet. An exceptional copy of this seminal work on landscape architecture. Size: Folio
The Theory and Practice of Gardening: Wherein is Fully Handled All That Relates to Fine Gardens, Commonly Called pleasure-Gardens, Groves, Bowling–Greens, Etc.James, John (Trans.) Handsomely bound in 1/4 brown morocco, marbled boards, gilt ornaments in panels. First English Translation. Complete with 32 folding and double-page plates. Cuts-in-text. Some minor spotting and age-toning to page perimeters. Bookplate of former owner on front paste-down. Very scarce. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
KAISER (Fritz) (Degenerate Art). KAISER (Fritz): Entartete Kunst. Austellungsführer. Führer durch die Austellung Entartete Kunst zusammengestellt von der Reichspropagandaleitung, Amtsleitung Kultur. Berlin: Verlag fur Kultur und Wirtschaftswerbung . 8vo., 30 pp.; printed pictorial wrappers, stapled spine (vertical crease where once folded in the middle, light soiling, otherwise in very good condition). The cover illustration The New Man by Otto Freundlich. This illustrated guide, written by Fritz Kaiser, an official in the Reich Propaganda Ministry, was issued as a souvenir of the vicious and defamatory 1937 show of modern art.
EWING, JULIANA HORATIA (ANDRE,R.)illus. A WEEK SPENT IN A GLASS POND by the Great Water Beetle by JULIANA HORATIA EWING. London: Wells Gardner Darton, no date . 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 32p., edges rubbed and some finger soil, VG+. Beautifully illustrated by Andre with detailed chromolithographs on every page plus there is a stunning pictorial cover. Osborne p.984.
TIMLIN, WILLIAM TIMLIN,WILLIAM. THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS. London: Harrap, no date . Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/4"), gilt decorated vellum-backed boards, spine slightly darkened some tip and edge wear, a clean and VG+ copy. An incredible fantasy - science fiction tale. Every page of calligraphic text is individually mounted on heavy gray paper (47 pages of text). There are 48 mounted color plates by Timlin that are really magnificent. Timlin was born in England in 1893 but grew up in South Africa. A most fabulous and desired book.
De inaequalitatibus quas Saturnus et Jupiter sibi mutuo videntur inducere praesertim circa tempus conjunctionis. Opusculum ad Parisiensem Academiam trasmissum et nunc primum editum .BOSCOVICH, Ruggero Giuseppe] (1711-1787) 4to (200 x 127 mm), pp xxiv 187 , with woodcut ornament on title, woodcut initials and headpieces, and four folding engraved plates; a fine copy in contemporary Italian vellum, labelled in gilt on spine. First edition of Boscovich's work on the aberrations observed in the orbits of Saturn and Jupiter from the predicted Newtonian paths. Taking into account the Earth, this was a version of the classic three-body problem of determining the paths of three moving bodies which affect each other's gravitational field, and which has no rigourous algebraic solution, and requires approximation techniques.Isaac Newton had suggested in the second and third editions of his Principia (1713, 1726) that the observed perturbations in the motions of Jupiter and Saturn were a consequence of gravitational interaction, but neither he nor Flamsteed could devise equations to solve the problem. As a result the Paris Académie des Sciences had proposed a competition on solving the problem in 1748, 1750, and 1752, with Clairaut and d'Alembert acting as judges. They awarded the prize to Euler for the years 1748 and 1752, but the 1750 prize remained unassigned. Boscovich had submitted a paper on a proposed solution, which received an honourable mention and was considered for publication in the Mémoires of the Academy, but he wasn't awarded the prize. He decided to expand his paper, the result of which was the present work.Boscovich's approach arose from his study of comets and his method for determining parabolic orbits which, as DSB remarks, 'comes close to the classic method of H.W. Olbers (1797). An interesting treatise of 1749 concerns the determination of an elliptical orbit by means of a construction previously employed for resolving the reflection of a light ray from a spherical mirror. Boscovich employed this method again in 1756, in a treatise discussing the reciprocal perturbations of Jupiter and Saturn, which he entered in a competition on the subject set by the Academy of Sciences in Paris.'Riccardi I.1 179 n 9; Sommervogel I 1840 n 61
Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, intorno à due nuove scienze Attenenti all mechanica & i movimenti locali . con une appendice del centro di gravita à d’alcuni solidi.GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642) 4to (190 x 137 mm), pp [viii] 306 [recte 314] , with numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in text; a very clean, crisp copy in untouched contemporary English blind-ruled sheep, paper label on spine, hinges slightly rubbed and small chip to head of spine. First edition of Galileo's most important work, the foundation of modern physics.This work was Galileo's 'greatest scientific achievement ? Mathematicians and physicists of the later seventeenth century, Isaac Newton among them, rightly supposed that Galileo had begun a new era in the science of mechanics. It was upon his foundation that Huygens, Newton and others were able to erect the frame of the science of dynamics, and to extend its range (with the concept of universal gravitation) to the heavenly bodies' (PMM 130). 'Unable to publish this treatise on mechanics in his own country because of the ban placed on his books by the Inquisition, he published it in Leyden. Considered the first modern textbook in physics, in it Galileo pressed forward the experimental and mathematical methods in the analysis of problems in mechanics and dynamics. The Aristotelian concept of motion was replaced by a new one of inertia and general principles were sought and found in the motion of falling bodies, projectiles and in the pendulum. He rolled balls down an inclined plane and thereby verified their uniformly accelerated motion, acquiring equal increments of velocity in equal increments of time. The concept of mass was implied by Galileo's conviction that in a vacuum all bodies would fall with the same acceleration. Newton said he obtained the first two laws of motion from this book' (Dibner).The book has a dedication to the Comte de Noailles, French ambassador to Italy, dated Arcetri, 6 March 1638, in which Galileo praised the publishers for their taste and skill. With all his writings banned by the Inquisition, Galileo had given the manuscript to De Noailles with instructions to have it published in Leiden by the Elseviers, to whom Galileo owed a debt of gratitude for the publicity given to his earlier writings, the Latin translations of the Dialogo and Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina published in 1635 and 1636.The binding is a typical 'cheap' English binding of the period, with no pastedowns, leaving the pasteboards showing.Provenance: eighteenth-century engraved Hopetoun bookplateCarli and Favaro 162; Cinti 102; Dibner 141; Evans 27; Horblit 36; Norman 859; Parkinson pp 80-81; PMM 130; Sparrow 75
ATTWELL, MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL,MABEL LUCIE. THE BOO-BOOS AT HONEY SWEET FARM. Dundee, London, Montreal: Valentine, no date, circa 1921. 12mo (4 1/4 x 5 1/2"), boards, pictorial paste-on, slight shelf wear, VG-Fine. First edition. Illustrated by Attwell with pictorial endpapers, 14 color plates plus many full page and partial page green line illustrations all featuring a little girl named Bunty and Attwell's fairy Boo-Boos. Very scarce.
ROBERTS, GEORGIA PICTURE BOOK. THE TOY VILLAGE by Georgia Roberts. London & NY: Nister & Dutton, no date, circa 1906. Oblong 4to (11 1/4 x 9"), cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed else VG+. This is a fabulous picture book with text in rhyme relating the tale of Noah and his crew after they came off of the Ark. Illustrated by Katharine Greenland with 20 full page chromolithographs portraying all of the characters as toys. See Peeps Into Nisterland p.281. This is a charming picture book.
BAILLY, LOUIS FRENCH. MENAGE CLAPOTIN AU PAYS DES CACTUS by Louis Bailly. Paris: Librarie Furne no date circa 1915. Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed and new endpapers, VG. The adventures of Mr. Clapotin and his family when they travel to Tunis. Illustrated by noted artist Bailly with marvelous hand-colored illustrations throughout. See Dict. Des Illus. 1890-1945 p. 46-7.
KEELEY, GERTRUDE ABC. (FLOWERS) THE STORY OF THE WILD FLOWERS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH FLOWER ALPHABET by Gertrude Keeley. NY: Hurst (1901, 1914). 4to (6 3/8 x 10 1/4"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, some slight cover soil else VG. Each of the 26 flowers from A-Z has 2 pages of text plus a poem, including some uncommon varities of flowers. Each letter is pictorially presented in color.
KALKAR (MOE,LOUIS)illus. DEN GRONNE SPILLEMAND [THE GREEN FIDDLER] by George Kalkar. Copenhagen: Henrik Koppels nd ca 1920's. Large obl. 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, light cover soil VG+. A fabulous book full of humanized insects, frogs and fairies. Illus., with 10 fine full page color plates and many detailed black and whites on text pages - similar to Elsa Beskow in style. A great picture book.
VOLESKA, MARTA CZECHOSLOVAK. KULIHRASEK S MAJDALENKOU verse by MartA Voleska. Praze: Gustav Volesky 1935. Oblong 4to (10 3/4 x 9 3/4"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, slight bit of cover soil, VG+. This is the fantasy trip of two little children who shrink to the size of insects and have adventures with the insect world. Beautifully illustrated by noted Czech artist ARTUS SCHEINER with bold colors on every page. See Illus. of Children's Books v.1 p. 136, 145 for others by Scheiner.
ROY, BERNARD (LORIOUX,FELIX)illus. LE BUFFON DES ENFANTS: LES OISEAUX DE CHEZ NOUS by Bernard Roy. Paris: Marcus (1946). Square 4to (10 x 10"), pictorial boards, slight edge rubbing, near fine. Featuring the most absolutely stunning full page color illustrations by Lorioux of birds (rooster, stork, owl, peacock, pelican etc.) accompanied by his detailed and humorous humanized animals and insects. Beautifully printed with rich colors including pictorial endpapers.
MORROW, ELIZABETH MORROW,ELIZABETH. (D'HARNONCOURT,RENE) BEAST, BIRD AND FISH by Elizabeth Morrow. NY: Alfred A. Knopf 1933 (1933). 4to (8 1/4 x 13 3/4"), pictorial cloth, some cover soil else VG+, no dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition. This is an animal alphabet book with text presented in verse and including musical notation. Every letter has a very beautiful full page color illustration by RENE D'HARNONCOURT in his distinctive folk-peasant style and with his use of flat colors. A perfect alphabet book by the collaborators of the Painted Pig (Morrow was Anne Morrow Lindbergh's mother and wife of the American ambassador to Mexico). THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY ELIZABETH MORROW. Bader p.71. Very scarce.
CARROLL, LEWIS CARROLL,LEWIS. (LAURENCIN) ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Paris: Black Sun Press 1930. Oblong 4to, white wraps, 114p., VERY FINE IN ORIGINAL GLASSENE, CHEMISE AND SLIPCASE (case scuffed with some minor wear and soil). LIMITED TO ONLY 370 COPIES FOR EUROPE, this is one of the 50 copies PRINTED ON JAPANESE VELLUM. Illustrated by MARIE LAURENCIN with 6 magnificent color plates. Quite scarce and a beautiful copy of a most desired book.
BURTON, VIRGINIA LEE BURTON,VIRGINIA LEE. THE LITTLE HOUSE. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1942 (1942). 4to (9 3/4 x 9"), pictorial cloth, Slight soil on top edge of cover else a clean, Fine copy in a fabulous dust wrapper (some practically undetectable small bits of restoration of dw). 1st edition (1st printing) of one of the rarest CALDECOTT AWARD WINNERS. and a children's classic. The story relates the conflict between an ever changing city life and tranquil country life, beautifully illustrated with color lithographs by Burton. See Bader p.201-2. Nice copies like this are very hard to find.