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    • MARTIN LE MESGISSIER, 1575
    • Librería: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: FIRST EDITION. THE FIRST FRENCH BOOK ON NAVIGATION Woodcut printer's device on title, full-page woodcut portrait of author facing impressive full-page woodcut coat-of-arms. With 20 text woodcuts, including illustrations of instruments, and 3 tables. Nineteenth-century vellum; small repairs to title-page and to lower corner of coat-of-arms. FIRST EDITION of this extremely rare treatise, the first work printed in France on navigation and one of the earliest attempts to determine longitude at sea. As a mathematician and instrument-maker, Bessard believed this could be accomplished by fixing on... leer más
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    • HARLEM, SENZA INDICAZIONE EDITORIALE (MA LIVORNO?) -- SENZA INDICAZIONE EDITORIALE, 1766
    • Librería: Libreria Editrice Belriguardo (Italia)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: vignette, finali e capilettara ornati -- testo in francese; vignette ornate; indicazione coeva riportante il nome dell'Autore al retro dell'occhietto leer más

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    • LONDON, HENRY COLBURN, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET, 1840.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: THIRD PRINTING 1840 WITH PASTED IN SIGNATURE OF CHARLES DARWIN, SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS, 8vo, approximately 225 x 130 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 1 original folding map of 2, on the Keeling Islands, laid down on paper, a facsimile of the missing map loosely laid in at rear, 4 text illustrations, pages: title page, (lacks prelims i-vi, (i-iv) cancels, (v-vi), discarded, see Freeman page 34), [vii]- xiv, Preface and Contents, [1]-630 last page blank, followed by Index to Mr Darwin's Journal, 609-615, no half-title, rebound in modern paper boards, printed label to spine, new endpapers, marbled edges. Map... leer más
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    • IN BRESCIA, 1670.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: FIRST EDITION 1670, folio, approximately 320 x 220 mm, 12½ x 8½ inches, 20 folding engraved plates with figures numbered I-LXX, woodcut initials and tailpieces, pages: [viii], 1- 252, bound in full plain vellum, no title, speckled edges. Vellum slightly dusty, slight rippling to pages, a few mispaginations but all catchwords correct, 1 margin has a small paper fault, not affecting text, last 2 pages have a thin dusty strip to outer margin, occasional pale mark, otherwise a very good copy, housed in a strong cloth box with a gilt lettered leather label to spine. First edition of this importa... leer más
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    • PER LUDOVICUM LUCIUM, 1554
    • Librería: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi (Italia)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: In-4 p. (mm. 283x194), p. pelle settecentesca, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su doppio tassello, tagli rossi,12 cc.nn., 561 pp.num., (manca l’ultima carta bianca), con un ritratto di Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576) in ovale al verso del frontespizio, numerose figure e diagrammi nel testo; ornato da ventun pregevoli grandi iniziali figur. a vignetta, il tutto silografato. “Pubblicato per la prima volta a Norimberga nel 1550, il "De Subtilitate" è una vera enciclopedia scientifica in cui è racchiuso tutto il sapere del primo Cinquecento, dalla botanica alla geologia, dalla cosmologia a... leer más
    • STAMPERIA DEL SEMINARIO, GIO MANFRè, 1744
    • Librería: Libreria Bacbuc (Italia)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: Quattro volumi in 4to di (8)-LXXXVIII-601pp con antiporta, ritratto e una tavola ripiegata; (4)-564pp; (4)-486pp; (8)-342 pp. Numerose figure nel testo, schemi e diagrammi. Al vol. 1 segni antichi al margine bianco di p. 583 e un foretto al margine bianco dell'ultimo foglio; una gora alta agli ultimi 5 fogli del volume 2; una gora marginale, chiara, ai primi 10 fogli del volume 3. Nell'insieme, ottime condizioni, a larghi margini..Legatura coeva in piena pergamena, con dorsi lisci e doppio tassello di titolo e tomagione: al volume 1 al piatto anteriore tracce di antichi scritti e numeri, al... leer más
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    • PARIS, FRANCOIS PILOT AND I. GUIGNARD,1648.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE MAN IN THE MOONE,1648, first published in English in 1638. 8vo, approximately 150 x 100 mm, 6 x 4 inches, engraved frontipiece of a flying machine, 2 engraved illustrations in the text, pages: [16], 1-176, bound in full speckled calf, gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, central gilt coat of arms to upper cover, triple rules to edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Hinges rubbed, small neat repair to top of upper hinge, pale browning and spotting to many pages, otherwise a very good copy. ONE OF THE EARLIEST WORKS DEVOTED TO SPACE... leer más
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    • VENEZIA, PAVINO, 1709.
    • Librería: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport (Italia)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: In-4 (215 x 153 mm.). Solida legatura coeva in pelle marrone; piccole mancanze alle cuffie. Con 9 tavole ripiegate incise in rame. (8), 56 pp.; fresco esemplare. Edizione originale della prima opera del Poleni con la quale ottenne, a soli 26 anni, la cattedra di astronomia e meteore all'università di Padova. La Miscellanea è una raccolta di studi su svariati argomenti scientifici, tra cui i barometri, i termometri, e la descrizione di una "Machina arithmetica" di sua invenzione. Si tratta della prima macchina calcolatrice inventata e realizzata in Italia. Poleni sapeva delle calcolatrici r... leer más
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    • MODESTO GIUNTA, 1612
    • Librería: Studio Bibliografico Archetypon (Italia)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: Firenze (1612) - Modesto Giunta. 1 vol. in-4° (200 mm x 140 mm). [8], 114, [6] p. Legatura settecentesca in mezza pergamena con piatti in cartonato rivestiti di carta decorata con motivi geometrici e floreali; tassello rosso con titolo in oro al dorso. Leggera brunitura al margine bianco di alcune pagine iniziali; restauro al frontespizio (perfettamente eseguito, praticamente invisibile). Ottima copia. Il primo ed il più famoso trattato sulla fabbricazione del vetro, su come colorarli e sulla realizzazione di gemme artificiali. Grazie alle sue scoperte, l'arte vetraria di Venezia divenne fa... leer más
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    • MODENA, ZANICHELLI, 1864 (1865)
    • Librería: Science Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 403pp + tav. VG/none Si tratta presumibilmente della prima edizione italiana congiuntamente distribuita da Zanichelli e Bocca; al frontespizio e' riportato l'anno 1864 Modena Tipi di Nicola Zanichelli e nella copertina in brossura appare 1865 Modena, Zanichelli e Torino, Bocca. Formato 8vo, 22cm, rilegatura moderna, in mezza pelle marocchino verde, con scritte dorate al dorso, conservate le copertine originali all'interno, copertina con macchie e timbro a secco quasi impercettibile al margine superiore, carta ingiallita dal tempo con lievi diffuse fioriture, altrimenti in ottime condizioni.... leer más
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    • PARISIIS, APUD CHRISTIANUM WECHELUM, 1534.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: multo emaculatius, ac picturis, quae plurimae in eo sunt, elegantioribus expressum, quam cum Veronae inter initia artis chalcographicae Anno M.cccclxxxiii invulgaretur. Latin text, 1534. Folio, approximately 320 x 210 mm, 12¾ x 8¼ inches, printer's pictorial device on title page and repeated on final page, 97 large woodcut illustrations, many full or almost full page, woodcut pictorial initials throughout, pages: (12), 383, (1), bound in full contemporary vellum, early hand lettering to spine, all edges red. Vellum darkened and with a small dark stain on lower cover, wrinkled across centre ... leer más
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    • LONDON, PRINTED BY HUMFREY LOWNES FOR THE COMPANY OF STATIONERS, 1609
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: In the first part ... the order of breeding of horses: in the second, how to breake them, and to make them horses of service; containing the whole art of riding lately set forth, and now newly corrected, and amended by the author, as well touching the true use of the hand and musroll, as the turne of the horse. Thirdly, how to diet them, as well when they rest, as when they travel by the way. Fourthly, to what diseases they be subiect, together with the causes of such diseases, the signes how to know them, and finally how to cure the same. Whereto are added divers medicines, not heretofore ... leer más
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    • EDINBURGH, CADDELL AND DAVIES; WILLIAM CREECH, 1802.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: FIRST EDITION, 1802. 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: xx, 1-528, bound in full modern speckled calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decoration to spine, double black rules to edges of covers, modern cream endpapers, marbled edges, housed in a marbled slip case. Pale browning and foxing to title page, pale age-browning throughout, occasional fox spot, 2 tips of corners missing, nowhere near text, tiny neat repair to top of inner margin on blank side of title page and tiny marginal repair to last page, nowhere near text, otherwise a very good copy. John Playfa... leer más
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    • FIRENZE, COCCHINI, 1666.
    • Librería: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport (Italia)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: In-folio (34,3 x 23,2 cm.). Piena pelle moderna, piatti con filetti e fregi dorati agli angoli, dorso con nervi e vari fregi oro: bella legatura in stile dell'epoca. Bel ritratto di Ferdinando II, vignetta emblematica sul frontespizio, 16 testatine, 16 finalini e 75 incisioni a piena pagina di strumenti scientifici (barometri, termometri, pendoli, sfere, ecc.), che illustrano vari esperimenti, il tutto finemente inc. in rame. (30), 269, (3) pp.; qualche macchiolina ed alcuni fogli lievemente ingialliti ma buon esemplare. La non comune edizione originale ed uno dei rari esemplari datati 166... leer más
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    • VENEZIA, NICOLò DE BASCARANI, 1550-1554.
    • Librería: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport (Italia)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 5 opere in 1 vol. In-4 piccolo (207 x 150 mm.). Legatura in pergamena molle antica ricucita. Ad I: Elaborato frontespizio allegorico, diverse silografie e diagrammi n.t. (4), 32 ff. Ad II: Un ritratto di Tartaglia sul frontespizio, un'illustrazione incollata sul margine del f. 71, e diversi diagrammi ed illustrazioni inc. in legno n.t. 128 ff. Ad III: Grande ritratto dell'autore sul frontespizio, diagrammi e qualche silografia n.t. (24) ff. Ad IV: (4) ff. Ad V: Grande ritratto dell'autore sul frontespizio, diagrammi e qualche silografia n.t. (20, ultimo bianco) ff. Nella prima opera lieve a... leer más
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    • LONDON, E. FLESHER, 1676.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: about the mechanical origine or production of divers particular qualities: among which is inserted a discourse of the imperfection of the chymist’s doctrine of qualities; together with some reflections upon the hypothesis of alcali and acidum. FIRST WORK ON ELECTRICITY IN ENGLISH (Tract 11), FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE WITH CANCEL TITLE PAGE DATED 1676. Small 8vo, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, 11 tracts plus general introduction, each tract with separate pagination, register and title pages all dated 1675 except the tenth on Magnetism which is dated 1676, as the first edition ... leer más
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    • LONDON, FROM THE PHILOSPHICAL TRANSACTIONS, PRINTED BY RICHARD TAYLOR, 1849.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, Number 22 for 1849, Twenty-second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1-41, [1 - blank], bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). R... leer más
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    • IN VENETIA: PER NICOLO DE BASCARINI AD INSTANTIA & REQUISITIONE & A PROPRIE SPESE DE NICOLO TARTAGLIA AUTORE, 1554.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: SECOND EDITION 1554, imprint from colophon, Italian text, small 4to, approximately 220 x 150 mm, 8½ x 6 inches, large woodcut portrait of the author on the title page, 40 woodcut illustrations in the text plus an additional strip of paper bearing a repeat illustration pasted to fore-edge of leaf S3r as in all copies of the 1554 edition, numerous diagrams, 11 historiated initials, leaves: [4], 5-128 leaves, numbered on rectos only, making a total of 254 pages, signature H is duplicated i.e. pages 29-32, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in modern half leather over patterned paper board... leer más
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    • IN VENETIA: PER NICOLO DE BASCARINI AD INSTANTIA & REQUISITIONE & A PROPRIE SPESE DE NICOLO TARTAGLIA AUTORE, 1554.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: SECOND EDITION 1554, imprint from colophon, Italian text, small 4to, approximately 220 x 150 mm, 8½ x 6 inches, large woodcut portrait of the author on the title page, 40 woodcut illustrations in the text plus an additional strip of paper bearing a repeat illustration pasted to fore - edge of leaf S3r as in all copies of the 1554 edition, numerous diagrams, 11 historiated initials, leaves: [4], 5 - 128 leaves, numbered on rectos only, making a total of 254 pages, signature H is duplicated i.e. pages 29 - 32, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in modern half leather over patterned paper... leer más
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    • DUBLIN, PRINTED FOR S. POWELL, GEO. EWING AND WIL. SMITH, 1743.
    • Librería: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: FIRST EDITION and REVISED EDITION with some additions by way of Appendix, bound together (the revised edition is bound before the first edition), 1745 & 1743. With bookplate of Robert Wright Cope Cope of Loughall, County Armagh on first pastedown. 8vo, approximately 205 x 120 mm, 8 x 4½ inches, folding plate to each edition, the images of the folding plates differ, title page in red and black to first edition, pages: first edition: [4], [1]-124 with folding plate at rear; revised edition, [4], [1]- 51, including Appendix, folding plate at rear, beneath "Finish" an Errata slip has been paste... leer más
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