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1183

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BARTHOLIN, Th. Anatomia reformata ofte hervormde ontledinge des menschelijcken lichaems. Hier zyn by gevoeght twee brieven van Joh. Walaeus (). In 't Nederduyts vert. d. Th. Staffard. 2e dr. The Hague, A. Vlack, 1658. (16), 774, (8) pp. W. engr. ti., engr. portr., 68 text-engrs. (mostly full-p.) & 3 (of 7) fold. engr. plates (1 rep. on vº). Cont. vellum w. overl. sides. (Bind. upside down, stamp on engr. ti., 4 plates missing (text complete), a bit stained in places).
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 380
Thomas Bartholin (1616-80) was a Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian. He is best known for his work in the discovery of the lymphatic system in humans and for his advancements of the theory of refrigeration anesthesia, being the first to describe it scientifically. - Extremely rare, last time sold at an auction (found by us) in 1981. - BMN I, 80. Not in Waller, G.-M., Osler nor Wellcome. - Sold w.a.f., not subject to return.


1184

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BLANKAART, S. Nieuw lichtende praktyk der medicynen, gefondeert op de gronden van de deftigste autheuren deses tyds, en eigen ondervinding: Nevens de hedendaagsche chymia; Als ook de Nederlandsche apothekers winkel, rykelyk met inlandse genees-middelen voorsien. 2e dr., verm. & verb. Amst., J. ten Hoorn, 1680. (14), 398, (6); (4), 99, (5); 46, (2) pp. W. 4 engr. plates depicting distilling apparatus. Cont. h. vellum. (Skilfully rebound in h. vellum w. new marbled paper on sides and new endpapers, engr. ti. lacks, margins stained in places, outer margin of ti. a bit frayed, slightly browned).
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 240
Blankaart, Steven (1650-1704), studied medicine at Franeker. Later he settled in practice at Amsterdam, where he soon became a famous physician. - Rare. BMN, 172; not in G.-M., Osler, Waller.


1185

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BOERHAAVE, H. Praelectiones publicae de morbis oculorum. Ed. 2a. Par., W. Cavelier, 1748. (8), 376 pp. W. 4 fold. plates. Cont. mottled cf. w. raised bands, dec. gilt back & red edges. (Spine ends slightly chipped, else a fine copy).
estimate EUR 140
result EUR 200
Lindeboom, Bibl. Boerh., 399; Wellcome I, 191; BMI I, 324 (ed. 1750); (ed. 1748).


1186

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GASSENDI, P. Viri illustris Nicolai Claudii Fabricii de Peiresc, senatoris aquisextiensis vita. The Hague, A. Vlacq, 1651. (16), 600, 58, (44) pp. W. engr. portr. 16º. Mod. limp vellum. (Ti-p. a bit soiled, some browning).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 240
A biography of the French cleric, savant, lawyer and conseiller of the Parlement of Provence. "Through this book Peiresc and his work came to be known to many who had neither visited his collections and library () nor exchanged letters with him" (DSB X, 488-92).


1187

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HORTICULTURE -- CAUSE, H. De koninglycke hovenier aanwyzende de middelen om boomen, bloemen en kruyden te zaayen, planten, aen queeken en voort teelen. Met konstige koperen platen verciert. Amst., M. Doornick, (1676). (4), 224 pp. W. engr. ti. & 31 engr. plates by H. Cause. - Bound as usual with: J. COMMELYN. Nederlantze Hesperides, dat is, oeffening en gebruik van de limoen- en oranje-boomen; gestelt na den aardt, en climaat der nederlanden. Amst., M. Doornick, 1676. (4), 47, (2) pp. W. 26 engr. plates after C. Kick. - Tog. 2 works in 1 vol. Fol. Cont. vellum. (Bind. skilfully (almost invisibly) restored, (faintly) stained in places, inner margin a bit wormholed at the end of vol. 2, but else a good copy).
estimate EUR 2.200
result EUR 4.500
First editions of 2 major illustrated horticultural books of the Dutch Golden Age. Ad I: Nissen, BBI 339; Paradisus Batavus, 122; Hunt I, 344: "() These engravings are sharp and very well cut, though the plants are clearly reminiscent of vande Pas." The gardens of Louis XIV (St. Germain au Laye) and William III of Orange (Soestdijk) served as models for the garden plans. Ad II: Nissen, BBI 390; Pritzel, 1830; Paradisus Batavus, 57; Hunt I, 345: "In the 17th century the northern part of Europe was taking a great interest in orange houses and in the growing of all the different sorts of citrus fruits under glass ()". The plates depict citrus fruits and greenhouses.


1188

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HORTICULTURE -- HOVENIER, De nieuwe, en naauwkeurige Neederlandse, onderwijsende hoe hier te lande, onder dit climaat een tuin, met sijn parken, paaden, glintingen en heiningen wel sal aangeleid, en hoe de boomen aan deese moeten geplant, gesnoeid, aangebonde en onderhouden werden. () Leyden, J. du Vivie, 1716. (12), 276 (=286), (10) pp. W. engr. front. by F. Bleiswyk & 14 engr. plates (1 fold.). - Bound with: OEFFENING en regte behandeling aangaande het bebouwen der moes-tuynen, onderwijzende de regte culture van alle de moes-planten welke tot de keuken behooren; (). Ibid., idem, 1718. (8), 128 pp. W. engr. ti-vign. - And: REGISTER van alle soorten van peeren en appelen, met aanwijsing op welke tijd dat yder in haar soort volkoomen, en te regt ryp syn. (). Ibid., idem, 1717. (8), 63, (1) pp. W. engr. ti-vign. - 3 in 1 vol. 4º. Cont. vellum. (Bind. skilfully restored, bind. a bit soiled, lower corners a bit worn, 1 plate loose, slightly browned).
estimate EUR 300
result EUR 400
Second edition of a rare handbook on the construction & maintenance of gardens, trees, shrubs, etc., but also on distilling, fertilizing, etc. - Cf. Waller, 844.


1189

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LUBIENIECKI, S. Theatrum Cometicum, duabus partibus constans, I. Quarum prior continet epistolas & communicationes variorum per Europam clarissimorum virorum, cum quibus auctor de hoc argumento contulit (). 2. Posterior exhibet historiam universalem omnium cometarum a tempori diluvii ad ann. 1665 (). Leyden, P. v.d. Meersche, 1681. 3 in 2 vols. (24), 888, (2), 889-966, (4); (12), 464; (4), 78, (2) pp. W. 3 (later added) engr. ti-pp, & 77 (of 84?) engr. plates, partly folded/double-p. Fol. Cont. vellum. (Rebacked in mod. vellum, 1 ti. & 1 plate loose, 2 portrs. & 7 (?) plates lack, last 2 lvs. (addenda & index) lack, first plate bound upside down, margins cut, a few marg. stains, slightly browned, but a clean set with the plates in good condition).
estimate EUR 4.000
result EUR 2.200
Second edition (same as the first), of a work that was originally published in Amsterdam in 1666-68. The first part contains a series of 38 substantial reports on sightings of comets during the fall that occurred between Dec. 1664 and Jan. 1665, which excited widespread scientific and popular interest at that time. The second part provides a chronology of 415 comet-sightings from the flood (the first report is dated to 2312 BC) to 1665, with commentaries, drawn from a range of historical sources. Stanislaw Lubienicki (1623-75)- was a Polish aristocrat, Socinian theologist, historian, astronomer and writer. - Poggendorff I, 1508; Thorndike VIII, 336; Graesse IV, 270; Crawford Libr., p. 100; Honeymann Coll., 2052. Not in Houzeau/Lancaster.


1190

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ORNITHOLOGY -- HERVIEUX, J.C. Traité curieux serins de canarie; contenant un description du naturel de ces oiseaux, la maniere de les apparier, de les faite nicher, d'élever les petits, de leur apprendre à chanter & à siffler, de connoitre & de guerir leurs maladies. Naaukeurige verhandeling van de kanarivogels. Behelzende een beschryving van den aart deezer vogels, hoe die te doen paaren, haare nesten te maaken, de jongen op te voeden, haar te leeren zingen en fluiten, waar aan haar ziektens te kennen en hoe te geneezen. Door A. Moubach uit het Fransch vert. (N.pl. = Amst.), "Gedrukt voor een Liefhebber, en zyn te bekomen, By Hendrik Schelte ()", 1712. (20), 303, (12) pp. W. engr. front., 1 engr. plate, 2 plates w. musical scores. Cont. vellum. (Paste downs detached, a few stains in places).
estimate EUR 240
result EUR 450
This unusual treatise contains instructions on training canaries to sing diatonic preludes and marches. - Rare.


1191

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POLIANDER. Analecta historico-litterario-curiosa. Oder vermischte und gesammlete Anmerckungen, aus der Historie, Literatur, und curieusen Wissenschafften, in Form eines Journals sammt vielen Figuren, und nöthigen Registern publiciret. - Followed by: Anmuthige und Zeit-kürtzende aus vielen curieusen und nützlichen Wissenschaften hergeleitete Novellen, welch zur Continuation des bisher gar angenehm befundenen Mercurii mit saubern Figuren entsprungen. Erfurt, J.M. Funcke, 1721. (2), 441, (20) pp. W. 8 woodcut frontispieces, many woodcuts in the text, 2 woodcut fold. tables. 19th c. hcf., uncut. (Margins frayed at the beginning, first title soiled, rather stained/browned in places).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 110
Curious handbook of popular science consisting of 9 issues paginated consecutively. - Sold w.a.f., not subject to return.

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