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  • AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De Re

    AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De Re

  • AGRIPPA, Henricus Cornelius

    AGRIPPA, Henricus Cornelius

  • BARRETT, Francis (ca 1770-80, d. 1802 or

    BARRETT, Francis (ca 1770-80, d. 1802 or

  • BOSSE, Abraham (1604-1676), artist and

    BOSSE, Abraham (1604-1676), artist and

Lot: 1 - AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De Re Metallica. Herbert Clark HOOVER and Lou Henry HOOVER, translators. London: The Mining Magazine, 1912. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY HERBERT HOOVER.

AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De Re Metallica Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations and Appendices upon the Development of Mining Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Minerology & Mining Law from the Earliest Times to the 16th Century. Herbert Clark HOOVER and Lou Henry HOOVER, translators. London: The Mining Magazine, 1912. Folio (346 x 211 mm). Numerous full-page and in-text illustrations reproducing the 1556 woodcuts. Publisher's original full vellum, smooth spine in 5 compartments with 4 raised bands, black lettered in 3 compartments, 2 edges uncut (some very minor wear, some browning to edges); original brown dustjacket with manuscript lettering to front cover (soiled, chipped, rubbed). Provenance: Charles F. Rand (inscription, stamp on dustjacket).  FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY HOOVER to Charles F. Rand: "To Charles F. Rand with Compliments of H.C. Hoover." This first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy was translated from the first Latin Edition of 1556. Duveen, p. 5; Hoover 28; Norman 21.   Property from the Estate of Professor Ethan D. Alyea, Jr., Bloomington, Indiana

Lot: 2 - AGRIPPA, Henricus Cornelius (1486?-1535). De incertitudine & vanitate scientiarum declamatio invectiva. [Cologne]: T. Baumius, 1544. Early edition, first published in 1530.  

AGRIPPA VON NETTESHEIM, Henricus Cornelius (1486?-1535). De Incertitudine & Vanitate Scientiarum Declamatio Invectiva, Denuo ab Autore Recognita, & Marginalibus Annotationibus Aucta. [Cologne]: T. Baumius, 1544.  8vo (157 x 97 mm). Woodcut portrait on title-page, 2 woodcut initials. (Some underlining, some dampstaining, small marginal wormholes toward rear). Contemporary calf rebacked (all else preserved), spine in 5 compartments with 4 raised bands, blind-stamped sides (sides worn, some wormholes, annotation on fore-edge "Van. Scich"). Provenance: Anto[nius] Manuelus? (signature, some annotations); Philip vir De Lauberiviere (signature, some annotations).  Early edition, first published in 1530. Following the publication of this work, Agrippa was branded a heretic and lost his position as the imperial historiographer to Charles V for scrutinizing intellectual activity in his satirical call for a return to the faith as exemplified by the early Christian church. STC German p. 11; not in Adams.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 3 - BARRETT, Francis (ca 1770-80, d. 1802 or later). The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer. London: for Lackington, Allen, and Co., 1801 [but 1875]. Facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1801.  

BARRETT, Francis (ca 1770-80, d. 1802 or later). The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer. London: for Lackington, Allen, and Co., 1801 [but 1875].  4to (285 x 220 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, 22 engraved plates (5 with hand-coloring). (Lacking final advertisement leaf, some very minor soiling.) Later half cloth uncut (rebacked preserving portion of original spine, some light wear).    Facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1801. "Composed in the Christian tradition, The Magus was a farrago of Renaissance alchemy and natural and talismatic magic that fitted contemporary Gothic taste... The book's most startling feature was a set of gargoyle-like portraits of demons conjured up in ritual magic ceremonies" (DNB). Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 4 - BOSSE, Abraham (1604-1676), artist and engraver. Girard DESARGUES (1591-1661).  

BOSSE, Abraham (1604-1676), artist and engraver. Girard DESARGUES (1591-1661).   La Maniere Universelle de Mr. Desargues Lyonnois, Pour Poser L'essieu, & placer les heures & autres choses aux Cadrans au Soleil. Paris: Pierre Des-Hayes, 1643. 8vo (175 x 125 mm). Engraved allegorical title-page, engraved dedication, engraved title-page, 66 engraved plates. (Some staining, some annotations.) Contemporary vellum (some soiling, some light wear, book seller 's description pasted to front flyleaf). FIRST EDITION of this important manual for setting up sundials, including many engraved diagrams of sundials by artist and engraver Abraham Bosse. Berlin Kat. 4716; Brunet I, 1127; Cicognara 817; Fowler 56.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 5 - CAUS, Salomon de (1576-1626?). La pratique et demonstration des horloges solaires. Paris: Jerome Drouart, 1624.  

CAUS, Salomon de (1576-1626?). La pratique et demonstration des horloges solaires. Paris: Jerome Drouart, 1624.   Folio (385 x 237 mm). Engraved diagrams on N2r and Q1r. Woodcut diagrams throughout, including several full-page, the diagrams on a1v, G1r, H1r, K1r, K2r, R1v and S2v with volvelles or attachments (several detached, lacking overslip on E2r), the diagram on R1v printed on an overslip and pasted in. Compass printed on vellum laid in at N1r. (A few leaves wrinkled and frayed, a few small holes or tears affecting text and images, dampstaining, marginal chipping, some soiling.)   Contemporary vellum (defective). Provenance: J. D. Labarre (early signature on title-page); a few early manuscript annotations.   FIRST EDITION OF CAUS' RARE WORK ON SUNDIALS, inspired by the work of Vitruvius, and including the dissertation on the 35th proposition of Euclid following the dedication. RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only 4 copies of this work have appeared at auction in the last 45 years, each with varying numbers of volvelles present, and most defective.   Berlin Kat. 1745; Brunet I:1691. Sold not subject to return for lack of any movable volvelles. Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 6 - CHASLES, Michel (1793-1881). Catalogue de la Bibliotheque Scientifique, Historique et Litteraire de feu M. Michel Chasles (de l'Institut).  

CHASLES, Michel (1793-1881). Catalogue de la Bibliotheque Scientifique, Historique et Litteraire de feu M. Michel Chasles (de l'Institut). Paris: A. Claudin, 27 June 1881. -- Supplement. Articles omis. Ouvrages en Double. Paris: A. Claudin, 18 July 1881.  2 parts in one volume, 8vo (219 x 137 mm). Printer 's devise on title-pages. (Minor spotting, some chipping with repairs to preliminary leaves, several leaves uncut.) Half brown cloth over cloth boards, original gray printed wrappers bound neatly in (some repairs to wrappers). Chasles was a highly influential mathematician and historian of arithmetics who made significant contributions to projective geometry. His collection was so extensive that it took 20 days to disperse, and the supplement is almost always missing.   Taylor, p.123 ( "a means of identifying rare old scientific books").   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 7 - CUVIER, Georges L.C. Baron (1769-1832). The Animal Kingdom. London: G. Henderson, 1834, 1837. 789 engraved plates (many hand-colored) relating to natural history.

CUVIER, Georges L.C. Baron (1769-1832). The Animal Kingdom. London: G. Henderson, 1834, 1837.  4 volumes in 8, comprising 4 text volumes and 4 atlas volumes, 8vo (214 x 133 mm). 7 engraved portraits (4 frontispieces), 8 engraved title-pages, 789 (of 789) engraved plates (751 hand-colored, many heightened with gum arabic, 8 folding). (Some stab holes in margins, some browning, some offsetting, 1 closed tear repaired verso.) Contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards, each with 2 calf lettering-pieces gilt (overall wear, several spines defective). Provenance: A.B. Valentine (signatures, some annotations).  A later edition of Henry McMurtrie 's translation of Cuvier 's landmark work on anatomy, taxonomy, and classification. The present copy with the complete number of plates called for by Nissen and accounted for in the index, but with slight variations to plate numbering (complete details available on request). Anker 110; Brunet II: 457; Nissen ZBI 1016; Zimmer pp. 153-55.   Property from the Estate of Professor Ethan D. Alyea, Jr., Bloomington, Indiana

Lot: 8 - DARWIN, Charles (1809-82). On the Origin of Species by means of natural selection. New York: D. Appleton, 1860.

DARWIN, Charles (1809-82). On the Origin of Species by means of natural selection. New York: D. Appleton, 1860. 8vo. Half-title; one folding letterpress table. (Some spotting or browning, small dampstain to upper corner of a few leaves.) Original blue blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered (Rebacked preserving original spine and endpapers, some light wear to corners). Provenance: C. F. Wreak (signature); S. B. Wakeman (signature); Liberal University Library (bookplate partially removed and struck through).   FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with two quotations facing title-page.   Darwin's work "marked a turning point, not only in the history of science, but in the history of ideas in general, for there is no field of human intellectual endeavor that has not been influenced by the thought and fact of evolution" (DSB III, p.571). Freeman 377. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 8A - DESCARTES, Rene (1596-1650). Tractatus de Homine, et de Formatione Foetus.

DESCARTES, Rene (1596-1650). Tractatus de Homine, et de Formatione Foetus. --Passiones Animae, per Renatum Descartes. --Specimina Philosphaiae: Seu Dissertatio de Methodo Recte regendae rationis, & Veritatis in scientiis investigandae: Dioptrice, et Meteora. --Principia Philosophiae. --Meditationes de Prima Philosophia, In quibus Dei Existentia, & Animae humanae a corpore Distinctio, demonstrantur. 1678. --Appendix, Continens Objectiones Quintas & Septimas In Renati Descartes Meditationes De Prima Philosophia. Amsterdam: Daniel Elzevir, 1677, 1678.    6 works in 2 volumes, 4to (199 x 151/152 mm). Title-page of first work printed in red and black; together, 248 woodcut illustrations; woodcut devices on title-pages. (Some light browning or spotting.) Contemporary calf gilt, spines in 5 compartments with 4 raised bands, each gilt-lettered in one compartment, gilt-decorated in the rest, red and brown speckled edges (some wear, a few joints starting), Provenance: Guy Ahlsell de Toulza (bookplate).  FIRST ELZEVIR EDITIONS. Though usually considered a philosopher, Descartes was also a mathematician and scientist who put forth the idea that physical phenomena can be explained through mechanics. Descartes studied the relationship of the human body with the presence of the soul, believing the soul resides in the brain, thus combining philosophical and scientific principles. Many of his theories were discredited using empirical methods by Thomas Bartholin and Nicholas Steno.   First work: Garrison-Morton 574. Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 9 - [EINSTEIN, Albert]. KARSH, Yousuf (1908-2002), photographer. Group of 4 photographs of Albert Einstein. Ca 1948 (but printed later, ca 1959).

[EINSTEIN, Albert]. KARSH, Yousuf (1908-2002), photographer. Group of 4 photographs of Albert Einstein. Ca 1948 (but printed later, ca 1959). 4 glossy black and white 8 x 10-in. portrait photographs of Albert Einstein, copyright notice stamped on verso, each numbered by hand verso in pencil ("No:4," No:8," No:24," No:25"). With original mailing envelope from Karsh, postmarked 21 August 1959, including the typed note: "Photographs for Record Purposes Only." Provenance: Dr. Herbert McLean Evans (1882-1971), anatomist and embryologist known for co-discovering Vitamin E (original mailing envelope); acquired from Jeremy Norman.   Einstein sat for Karsh at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, where Karsh found him "a simple, kindly, almost childlike man, too great for any of the postures of eminence. One did not have to understand his science to feel the power of his mind or the force of his personality. He spoke sadly, yet serenely, as one who had looked into the universe, far past mankind 's small affairs. When I asked him what the world would be like were another atomic bomb to be dropped, he replied wearily, "˜Alas, we will no longer be able to hear the music of Mozart '." Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 10 - [EINSTEIN, Albert]. HECHT, Selig (1892-1947). Explaining the Atom. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. FIRST EDITION.

[EINSTEIN, Albert]. HECHT, Selig (1892-1947). Explaining the Atom. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. 8vo. Numerous in-text illustrations. Original cloth; publisher's pictorial dust jacket (some minor chipping.) Provenance: Rabbi Jacob J. Weinstein (bookplate, see below); acquired from Weinstein by the present owner.   FIRST EDITION, accompanied by a photocopy of a 29 April 1947 letter sent by Albert Einstein to Rabbi Weinstein on Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists stationery. In his message, Einstein remarks: "Dr. Hecht has succeeded in giving, clearly and simply, an authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have led to our present knowledge of nuclear fission." Also laid in are photocopies of correspondence between the Thomas Sills and Dr. John Stachel, first editor of the Einstein Papers Project, in which Sills reports that Rabbi Weinstein is "known for his work in antinuclear and peace movements." Einstein apparently gave several copies of Hecht's book as gifts with an accompanying letter.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 11 - EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955).   A group of offprints. FIRST SEPARATE EDITIONS.  

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955).   A group of offprints, comprising:  "Zu Kaluzas Theorie des Zusammenhanges von Gravitation und Elektrizitat. [Parts I and II]." Offprint from: Sitzungsberichten der Presussichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Phys.-Math. Klasse, VI. Berlin: Der Akademie Der Wissenschaften in Kommission bei Walter de Gruyter U. Co., 1927.  2 parts in 1 volume, 4to (255 x 184 mm). Original printed orange wrappers (minor creasing). FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Theodor Kaluza (1885-1954) published a paper in 1921 where he linked gravitation and electromagnetism using Einstein 's gravitation equations for 5 dimensions, instead of 4. In February 1927, Einstein published these "papers on the five-dimensional theory are two short communications" where "his improved treatment [of the Kaluza theory] turns out to be identical with the work of Klein" (Pais, Subtle is the Lord, pp. 344, 333).  [With:]  EINSTEIN. Walther MAYER (1887-1948). "Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizitat." [With:] "Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizitat. Zweite Abhandlung." Offprint from: Sitzungsberichten der Presussichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Phys.-Math. Klasse. XXV, XII. 25 (1931) [Part I] and 12 (1932) [Part II]. Berlin: Der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Kommission bei Walter de Gruyter U. Co., 1931-1932.    2 parts in 2 volumes, 8vo (258 x 182 mm). Original printed orange wrappers (browning, brittle, some annotations). FIRST SEPARATE EDITIONS. "In 1931 Einstein and Walter Mayer reformulated Kaluza 's 5-dimensional [unified field] theory retaining a 4-dimensional space-time" (Norman 701).   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 12 - EUCLID (fl. ca 300 B. C.). Analyseis Geometricae Sex Librorum Euclidis.   [Strasbourg]: Josias Rihelius, 1566. FIRST EDITION. [With:] EUCLID.  

EUCLID (fl. ca 300 B. C.). Analyseis Geometricae Sex Librorum Euclidis.   [Strasbourg]: Josias Rihelius, 1566.    Small folio (301 x 173 mm). Woodcut device on title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces, woodcut illustrations throughout. (Title slightly browned with gutter margin repair.) Modern half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in 5 compartments with 4 raised bands, 2 red morocco lettering-pieces gilt (a few tiny scuffs).    FIRST EDITION of Christian Herlin and Conrad Dasypodius 's analysis of the first six books of Euclid's Elements.   Herlin and Dasypodius taught mathematics in Strasbourg and designed the second astronomical clock in the Strasbourg Cathedral. The clock represented the synthesis of the most advanced scientific knowledge of the day in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, and physics, and was only replaced in 1842.  [With:] EUCLID. Euclidis Elementorum Libri XV. Graece & Latine.   Paris: Hieronymum de Marnef & Gulielmum Cauellat, 1573. 8vo (158 x 103 mm). Woodcut device on title-page, numerous in-text woodcut diagrams. Modern half green morocco paste-paper-covered boards, smooth spine gilt, gilt-lettered (some wear, old shelf label at foot of spine). Provenance: contemporary inscriptions; Francis Brethren (inscription); unidentified stamp from a Jesuit Seminary. Second edition, a corrected reimpression of Cavellet 's 1533 Edition, widely used in the 16th Century.   Adams E-1001.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 13 - FERSEN, Eugene, Baron (1873-1956). Science of Being. New York: J.F. Tapley Co., 1923.

FERSEN, Eugene, Baron (1873-1956). Science of Being. New York: J.F. Tapley Co., 1923.  12mo (173 x 100 mm). Illustrated title-page printed in brown and gold, text printed in brown and gold, numerous decorations and illustrations throughout; "Information for the Reader" pamphlet laid-in. (Dampstaining to lower margin and gutter.) Publisher 's original limp faux alligator, gilt-stamped device on upper cover, peach watered silk endpapers, edges gilt, original peach silk bookmark (old cellotape repairs, upper hinge starting); original box (some light wear). Provenance: Anna Kluepfel (presentation inscription); Mabel Baker (correspondence laid in); gifted by the previous to the present owner.  FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY FERSON in gold: "To Anna Kluepfel as a token of friendship from Svetozar 25 XII 1923." Svetozar was the childhood nickname of Ferson. Ferson emigrated to the United States and was granted U. S. Citizenship in 1923, the year of publication of the present work.   At that time, he had to renounce his Baronial title. Mabel Baker, the previous owner, reportedly met Ferson at a dinner party in Seattle in 1946.     The present copy is RARE IN THE ORIGINAL BOX, WITH THE ORIGINAL PAMPHLET ALSO PRESENT, entitled "Information for the Reader."   We trace no other presentation copy on the market at auction. Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 14 - FINE, Oronce (1494-1555). In eos quos de Mundi sphaera conscripsit libros, ac in Planetarum theoricas, Canonum Astronomicorum Libri II. Paris: Michael Vascosan, 1553. FIRST EDITION.

FINE, Oronce (1494-1555). In eos quos de Mundi sphaera conscripsit libros, ac in Planetarum theoricas, Canonum Astronomicorum Libri II. Paris: Michael Vascosan, 1553.  Small 4to (227 x 161 mm). 26 woodcut diagrams designed by Fine, 27 tables; decorated initials. (Some staining, some creasing.) Contemporary limp vellum, hand-lettered on upper cover (soiled, a few holes, lacking ties); brown cloth folding case. Provenance: Early marginalia on a few leaves; Aloyeii Rodulphi (early signatures).  FIRST EDITION of Fines ' scarce text, used in universities for teaching Ptolemaic astronomy. Fine, French mathematician and cartographer, wrote many other works related to the use of astronomical equipment and description of innovative methods in astronomy and cartography. Adams F-476; Honeyman 1316.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 15 - GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642).   Mathematical Discourses Concerning Two New Sciences relating to Mechanicks and Local Motion. London: Samuel Baker, 1734.  

GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642).   Mathematical Discourses Concerning Two New Sciences relating to Mechanicks and Local Motion. London: Samuel Baker, 1734.   4to (254 x 196 mm). Engraved table, numerous in-text illustrations. (Lacking final leaf of advertisements, title a bit browned.) Spine present only (lacking both covers, a few leaves becoming loose).   Provenance: The Franklin Institute (perforated stamp); sold Swann Galleries, 2014 (sale 2362, lot 310). Second edition, so stated on the title-page, apparently a reissue of the first edition with the title-page reset (see ESTC). of Thomas Weston's translation of Galileo's 1638   Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Mathematiche. Galileo's final work, the Discorsi "represents the first systematic attempt to extend the mathematical treatment of physics from statics to kinematics" (Norman). ESTC T119010. Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 16 - [HERBAL] -- [Hortus sanitatis. De herbis et plantis...] [Strassburg: Johann Pruss, ca 1497?].  

[HERBAL] -- [Hortus sanitatis. De herbis et plantis...] [Strassburg: Johann Pruss, ca 1497?].   Folio (approximately 287 x 195 mm), disbound. 155 leaves only (of 360), most with hand-coloring. (Some minor soiling, spotting or browning to some leaves.) Leaves loose in a pigskin binding blind-stamped "PS" and dated 1613 on upper cover (lacking clasps and catches, minor wear). Provenance: H.M. Fletcher (purchased with another dealer, Sotheby's London, 15 April 1988); acquired by Harold Berliner (printer and typographer) and D. Steven Corey (librarian); later sold PBA Galleries 23 February 2006, sale 326, lot 107. Most of the woodcuts of plants in the Pruss editions were previously used in Johann Gruninger's edition of the Gart der Gesundheit.   Many of the other woodcuts are direct or reverse copies of those used in Meydenbach's first edition of the Hortus Sanitatis. The present partial copy was apparently acquired by Berliner and Corey with the goal to collaborate on a leaf book.   Corey made a study of the book and completed an introduction, but the project was never completed. See Goff H-487; see Hain-Copinger 8941; see Nissen BBI 2363. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 17 - [HERBAL] -- [BOOK CLUB OF CALIFORNIA]. SHAFFER, Ellen. The Garden of Health: An Account of Two Herbals, The Gart des Gesundheit and the Hortus Sanitatis. [San Francisco:] Lawton Kennedy for Book Club of California, 1957.

[HERBAL] -- [BOOK CLUB OF CALIFORNIA]. SHAFFER, Ellen. The Garden of Health: An Account of Two Herbals, The Gart des Gesundheit and the Hortus Sanitatis. [San Francisco:] Lawton Kennedy for Book Club of California, 1957. 4to. ORIGINAL LEAF from the Hortus Sanitatis (Strasbourg, 1499) tipped in. Title printed in red, green and black; reproductions of woodcuts throughout. Original linen-backed red boards; original plain dust jacket. LIMITED EDITION, one of 300 unnumbered copies. Original prospectus laid in. BCC 96.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 18 - HUARTE, Juan (1529?-1588).   Examen de Ingenios. The Examination of Mens Wits. Richard Carew, translator. London: Adam Islip, 1604. Third edition in English.

HUARTE, Juan (1529?-1588).   Examen de Ingenios. The Examination of Mens Wits. In Which, by Discovering the Varietie of Natures, is Shewed for What Profession Each One is Apt, and How Far She Shall Profit Therein. Richard Carew, translator. London: Adam Islip, 1604.  8vo (174 x 128 mm). Woodcut printer 's device on title-page, woodcut head-and-tail-pieces and initials, numerous in-text woodcuts. (A few repaired tears, some dampstaining.) Modern calf gilt, spine gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt, edges sprinkled red (rebacked, endpapers renewed, some rubbing, joints starting). Provenance: a few annotations in early hand.  Third edition in English of Huarte 's work, first published in Spanish in 1575, and then   translated into Italian by M. Camillo Camilli in 1582. Carew translated the work from the Italian into English. Cornish translator and antiquary Carew was known for his Survey of Cornwall (1620). Huarte 's ' work is considered to be "the first attempt to show the connection between psychology and physiology" (Garrison-Morton). ESTC 006193407.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 19 - IAMBLICHUS (245-325). Logio suo. De Vita Pythagorae, & Protrepticae Orationes ad Philosophiam Lib. II. Johannes Theodoretus Arcerius, editor and translator. [Heidelberg & Franeker]: A. Radaeus, 1598. Latin translation.

IAMBLICHUS (245-325). Logio suo. De Vita Pythagorae, & Protrepticae Orationes ad Philosophiam Lib. II. Johannes Theodoretus Arcerius, editor and translator. [Heidelberg & Franeker]: A. Radaeus, 1598.  3 parts in one volume, 4to (208 x 153 mm). Woodblock device on title-page; 25 woodblock initials, illustrations, and diagrams. (Browning or spotting to a few leaves, small wormhole in blank lower margin of opening leaves.) Contemporary limp vellum, spine hand-lettered, yapp edges (some soiling, chipping or tears). Provenance: Lenit Et Ardet (bookplate).    Latin translation by Arcerius of Iamblichus 's biography of Pythagoras with Greek and Latin text in parallel columns. This edition also includes Iamblichus ' Protrepticus, which preserved the work of the otherwise unknown 5th-century BCE Sophist knowns as the "Anonymous Iamblichi." Adams 17; Brunet III. 493.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 20 - KEPLER, Johannes (1571-1630) and Jacobus BARTSCH (ca 1600-1633). Tabulae manuales logarithmicae ad calculum Astronomicum... Strassburg: Johann Pastorius for Theodor Lerse, 1700.    

KEPLER, Johannes (1571-1630) and Jacobus BARTSCH (ca 1600-1633). Tabulae manuales logarithmicae ad calculum Astronomicum... Strassburg: Johann Pastorius for Theodor Lerse, 1700.     8vo (158 x 94 mm). Letterpress tables throughout. (A few spots, some minor dampstaining to outer foremargin.) Contemporary vellum, edges stained red (hinges starting, some soiling). Provenance: Henryk Latuszkiewicz   (signature). Second edition, the first obtainable edition, preceded by an edition of 1631 known in only one copy (which is defective). Following Kepler's death, his son-in-law, Bartsch, sought to publish a more affordable edition of the logarithms from Tabulae Rudolphinae. Publication was halted for financial reasons.   French mathematician Johann Caspar Eisenschmidt published the present edition in 1700 with a new introduction. Caspar 99.

Lot: 21 - MAXWELL, James Clerk (1831-1879). A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1881. Second edition.

MAXWELL, James Clerk (1831-1879). A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1881.  2 volumes, 8vo (222 x 140 mm). Half-titles; 20 engraved plates, numerous in-text engraved diagrams (some full-page). (Some minor staining.) Original publisher 's blind-stamped brown cloth spine gilt-lettered (a few corners bumped, vol. II hinges starting, one cover detaching). Provenance: A.S. Earl Youbridge? (partially effaced signature); Benjamin Lielowry? (signature).  Second edition of Maxwell's most comprehensive work, presenting ideas which would become essential to the development of modern physics. He viewed electricity not just as another branch of physics but "as an aid to the interpretation of nature," and saw the study of electromagnetism "as a means of promoting the progress of science" (Preface, p. vii). Maxwell advanced "the significant hypothesis that light and electricity are the same in their ultimate nature" (Grolier/Horblit). "He began the investigation of moving frames of reference, which in Einstein's hands were to revolutionize physics; gave proofs of the existence of electromagnetic waves that paved the way for Hertz's discovery of radio waves; worked out connections between the electrical and optical qualities of bodies that would lead to modern solid-state physics; and applied Tait's quaternion formulae to the field of equations, out of which Heaviside and Gibbs would develop vector analysis" (Norman 1466). Grolier/Horblit 72; PMM 355. Beal 793.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 22 - MEURSIUS, Johannes (van Meurs) (1579-1639). Denarius Pythagoricus. Sive, De Numerorum, usque ad denarium, qualitate, ac nominibus, secundùm Pythagoricos. Leiden: J. Maire, 1631. FIRST EDITION.

MEURSIUS, Johannes (van Meurs) (1579-1639). Denarius Pythagoricus. Sive, De Numerorum, usque ad denarium, qualitate, ac nominibus, secundùm Pythagoricos. Leiden: J. Maire, 1631.  4to (189 x 143 mm). Woodcut device on title-page. (Some spotting or browning, a few leaves creased.) Contemporary vellum (recased, endpapers renewed, some soiling, a few tiny chips to spine). Provenance: Alexandri Pollini (contemporary signature); Colonna Family (Libraria Colonna stamps).  FIRST EDITION of Meursius 's scientific treatise related to Pythagoras ' number theory and the Pythagorean Theorem. Meursius was a Dutch classical scholar and a professor of Greek and History in both Leiden and Zealand. The present copy comes from the collection of the Colonna family, a papal noble family of Rome. RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only three copies of this work have sold in the last 45 years.     Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 23 - ADAMS, George (1750-1795).   Micrographia Illustrata, or the Microscope Explained.... London: for the author, 1747.

ADAMS, George (1750-1795).   Micrographia Illustrata, or the Microscope Explained.... London: for the author, 1747. 4to (215 x 165 mm). 65 engraved folding plates. Contemporary calf gilt (upper joint repaired, hinges starting). Second edition, a reissue of the first edition of 1746 with the 20pp. catalogue of Adams' instruments at the end.   In the Micrographia Illustrata, Adams gives credit to Leeuwenhoek and Trembley for their previous work on the Hydra, but he was criticized for his use of illustrations from the work of earlier authors, particularly Hooke and Lyonet, often without attribution. ESTC T53415. Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 24 - ADAMS, George (1750-1795). Essays on the Microscope, containing a Practical Description of the  most improved Microscopes. London: Dillon and Keating, 1798.    

ADAMS, George (1750-1795). Essays on the Microscope, containing a Practical Description of the  most improved Microscopes. London: Dillon and Keating, 1798.     4to (272 x 212 mm). Half-title; engraved allegorical frontispiece, several wood-engraved illustrations; 36 engraved plates on 32 sheets; 16pp. publisher's advertisements.   (Some spotting or staining.) Contemporary calf gilt, green morocco lettering-pieces gilt (rebacked preserving original spine).   Second edition, with plates and text bound together in one volume, of Adams work on Microscopes.   Adams invented the lucernal microscope, a type of projection microscope.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 25 - BAKER, Henry (1698-1774). The Microscope Made Easy. London: R. Dodsley, 1742.  

BAKER, Henry (1698-1774). The Microscope Made Easy. London: R. Dodsley, 1742.   8vo (197 x 115 mm). 14 engraved plates (9 folding) and one folding table. (Tear to corner of plate 8 with loss of plate number, some minor browning or spotting.) Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (rebacked to style, some light wear). FIRST EDITION.   Baker, who was elected a fellow of the Royal Society for his scientific achievements, took an interest in microscopy, culminating in the publication of the present work, his first contribution to the field. [With:] BAKER, Henry (1698-1774). The Microscope Made Easy. London: J. Dodsley, 1769. 8vo (205 x 125 mm). 15 engraved plates (most folding), folding letterpress table.   (Some minor spotting or browning, a few short tears to folds.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, preserving old lettering-piece, endpapers renewed). Fifth edition. Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 26 - BAKER, Henry (1698-1774).  An Attempt towards a Natural History of the Polype... London: R. Dodsley, 1743.  

BAKER, Henry (1698-1774).  An Attempt towards a Natural History of the Polype... London: R. Dodsley, 1743.   8vo (200 x 120 mm). Engraved frontispiece, woodcut illustrations in text. (Some spotting or browning.) Contemporary blind-ruled calf (rebacked preserving old lettering-piece, hinges starting).  Provenance: Philip Earl Stanhope, likely Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl Stanhope (1714-1786) Fellow of the Royal Society (armorial bookplate).   FIRST EDITION in which Baker describes his repetition of Trembley's systematic experiments of 1739.   Despite giving credit to Trembley and to Leeuwenhoek for his 1702 observations, Baker was criticized for publishing his work before Trembley's 1744 book. Wellcome II, p.88.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 27 - BAKER, Henry (1698-1774). Essai sur l'histoire du polype, insecte. Paris: Chez Durand, 1744.

BAKER, Henry (1698-1774). Essai sur l'histoire du polype, insecte. Paris: Chez Durand, 1744. 8vo (172   x 116 mm). 22 engraved folding plates. (Title soiled with old tear repaired.) Modern half morocco, uncut.   FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of Baker's work first published in 1743 in English, in which he examines the physiology of the polyps, including their reproductive systems, diseases, and the means of locating them. Wellcome II, p.8. Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 28 - BAKER, Henry (1698-1774). Employment for the Microscope. London: R. Dodsley, 1753.  

BAKER, Henry (1698-1774). Employment for the Microscope. London: R. Dodsley, 1753.   8vo (196 x 120 mm). 17 engraved folding plates. (Some browning, spotting or offsetting.) Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (hinges starting, some light wear.) Provenance: Sir William Gregory (1625-1696) British judge and politician (armorial bookplate); Acton Scott (letterpress bookplate). FIRST EDITION presenting Baker's microscopic observations on salts, crystals, and aquatic life. Wellcome II, p.89. [With:] BAKER, Henry (1698-1774). Employment for the Microscope. London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1764. 8vo (196 x 120 mm). 17 engraved folding plates. (Some browning, spotting or offsetting, a short tears to folds of a few plates.) 19th century half tan calf, marbled boards, edges marbled (some very minor rubbing.) Provenance: W. E. Davies (signature); Tomlinson (presentation inscription from Davies); Thomas Fiddian (bookplate). Second edition.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 29 - BLACKWALL, John (1790-1881).   A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Published for the Ray Society by Robert Hardwicke, 1861-1864.    

BLACKWALL, John (1790-1881).   A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Published for the Ray Society by Robert Hardwicke, 1861-1864.     Two parts bound in one, folio (357 x 256 mm). 29 engraved plates with hand-coloring. Modern green calf with overall spider web design in relief, central leather and stone onlay spider on upper cover, signed "John F. Newman Dublin 1976"; cloth folding case.   FIRST EDITION. "Since the publication of Dr. Lister's treatise [Tractatus de Araneis] in 1678, little attention has been bestowed upon the natural history of spiders in this country, till within the last thirty years...under these circumstances, it is hoped that the present imperfect endeavour...will be regarded with due consideration for the numerous and great difficulties by which the undertaking is surrounded" (Preface, p.[1]).   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 30 - BRUGUIERE, Jean Guillaume (1749-1798). Tableau encyclopedique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature. Contenant l'helminthologie, ou les vers infusoires, les vers intestins, les vers mollusques, &c. Paris: Panckoucke, 1791.  

BRUGUIERE, Jean Guillaume (1749-1798). Tableau encyclopedique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature. Contenant l'helminthologie, ou les vers infusoires, les vers intestins, les vers mollusques, &c. Paris: Panckoucke, 1791.   4to (313 x 230 mm). Half-title; 95 engraved plates (5 double-page). (A few small spots, some minor dust-soiling to a few leaves.) Original boards uncut (rebacked in modern calf gilt, some rubbing). Provenance: California Academy of Sciences (blindstamp on title-page). FIRST EDITION of Bruguiere's contribution to Panckoucke's  Encyclopedie Methodique.   Bruguiere, who accompanied Kerguelen-Tremarec on his first voyage to the Antarctic in 1773, named more than 140 marine genera or species.   Jean-Baptiste Lamarck named the genus Bruguiera in his honor.   RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only one copy of this work has sold at auction in the last 45 years.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 31 - BUONANNI, Filippo (1638-1725).   Observationes circa viventia, quae in rebus non viventibus reperiuntur. Cum micrographia curiosa.  Rome: Typis Dominici Antonii Herculis, 1691.  

BUONANNI, Filippo (1638-1725).   Observationes circa viventia, quae in rebus non viventibus reperiuntur. Cum micrographia curiosa.  Rome: Typis Dominici Antonii Herculis, 1691.   2 parts in one volume, 4to (225 x 160 mm). Engraved frontispiece, engraved title on 2Q2v, 69 engraved plates (4 folding). (Some browning to a few leaves.) Contemporary vellum, title hand-lettered on spine (old library label at foot of spine); quarter morocco folding case. FIRST EDITION.   Buonanni, a student of Athanasiuis Kircher, was likely the first to employ a microscope in the practice of medicine.   In the Observationes, he defends his theories of spontaneous generation, and in the Micrographia curiosa, he provides his observations on early microscopes. Garrison-Morton 264; Nissen ZBI 752; Norman 374.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 32 - ELLIS, John (1710-1776).   An Essay towards a Natural History of the Corallines and other Marine Productions...Commonly Found on the Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.  London: for the author, 1755.  

ELLIS, John (1710-1776).   An Essay towards a Natural History of the Corallines and other Marine Productions...Commonly Found on the Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.  London: for the author, 1755.   4to (260 x 203 mm). Engraved frontispiece, 40 engraved plates (6 folding). (Some offsetting or light browning.) Modern quarter calf. FIRST EDITION, including an additional unnumbered plate with the earliest depiction of Cuff's aquatic microscope not called for in Nissen. Ellis includes a description of a large octopus observed near the North Pole by a whaling party in   the summer of 1753. Nissen ZBI 1281. Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 33 - EVELYN, John (1620-1706).   Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest Trees, and  the  Propagation of Timber in his Magesties Dominions.  London: Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry, 1670.  

EVELYN, John (1620-1706).   Sylva, or a Discourse of Forest Trees, and  the  Propagation of Timber in his Magesties Dominions.  London: Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry, 1670.   3 parts in one volume, folio (302 x 190 mm). Engraved device on title-page, one engraved plate, 4 in-text engraved vignettes.   (A few spots or stains, title slightly soiled with old tear repaired.) Contemporary blind-tooled calf (rebacked to style, endpapers renewed, hinges starting, some light wear). Second edition, with two appendices with separate title-pages: Pomona, or an Appendix concerning Fruit-Trees, In relation to Cider, dated 1670, and Kalendarium Hortense: or the Gardners Almanac, the third edition, dated 1659, each with separate pagination and register.   ESTC R586; Henrey 133; Wing E3517.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 34 - GLEICHEN, Wilhelm Friedrich von (1717-1783). Dissertation sur la generation, les animalcules spermatiques, et ceux d'infusions...  Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Digeon, An VII [1799].  

GLEICHEN, Wilhelm Friedrich von (1717-1783). Dissertation sur la generation, les animalcules spermatiques, et ceux d'infusions...  Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Digeon, An VII [1799].   4to (270 x 210 mm). Half-title; 31 engraved plates (9 folding, 2 with hand-coloring), 2 engraved tables. Modern quarter green morocco. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, translated from the German edition of 1778. Gleichen von Russworm, a self-educated scientist, was influenced to take up the microscope in 1760 when he met Martin Ledermuller.   His work describes his pioneering use of phagocytic staining in his research to study animal tissues, a technique which would not be commonly used until the 19th century.   Garrison-Morton 2465; Nissen ZBI 1590.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 35 - GREW, Nehemiah (1641-1712). The Anatomy of Vegetables Begun. With a general account of Vegetation Founded theron. London: for Spencer Hickman, 1672.  

GREW, Nehemiah (1641-1712). The Anatomy of Vegetables Begun. With a general account of Vegetation Founded theron. London: for Spencer Hickman, 1672.   8vo (155 x 92 mm). 3 folding engraved plates. (Some light browning or offsetting). Contemporary blind-ruled calf (rebacked preserving a portion of the original spine). Provenance: James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-1899), Shakespeare collector (bookplate). FIRST EDITION OF GREW'S FIRST BOOK, which contains his accurate observations of the structures of wood, bark and roots. "His most important contribution to botany was his belief that the flower contains the sexual organ of a plant. He distinguished the calyx, stamens and pistils, and that the anthers scatter pollen" (Dibner). In The Anatomy of Vegetables, Grew introduced the term "parenchyma." THE HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS COPY. Dibner Heralds 21; ESTC R30321; ; Henrey 163 and pp. 135-138; Norman 944; Wellcome III, p.164; Wing G-1946. Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 36 - HEURCK, Henri Ferdinand van (1838-1909). The Microscope: Its Construction and Management. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1893.

HEURCK, Henri Ferdinand van (1838-1909). The Microscope: Its Construction and Management. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1893. 4to. Half-title; illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth gilt (hinges starting). Provenance: Keith Steel-Maitland (bookplate).   FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, translated by Wynne E. Baxter. "The Fourth Edition of this book had only just appeared when Mr. Wynne E. Baxter, a skilfull English microscopist, honoured us by offering to publish an English Edition...Materials accumulated to such an extent that we may now issue the present volume, not as a translation of the Fourth Edition, but as being a really new Work--a Fifth Edition" (introduction). A BRIGHT COPY.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 37 - HILL, John, Sir (1716?-1775).   Essays in Natural History and Philosophy.... London: for J. Whiston and B. White, 1752.  

HILL, John, Sir (1716?-1775).   Essays in Natural History and Philosophy.... London: for J. Whiston and B. White, 1752.   8vo (202 x 123 mm). (Some minor browning.) Contemporary calf (rebacked preserving old spine, some light wear).  Provenance: a few early notes on endleaves. FIRST EDITION.   Despite Hill's quarrel with the Royal Society, he was an enthusiastic microscopist, and he presented the results of several of his studies in the field of botany, medicine, and geology-chemistry to the Society.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 38 - HILL, John, Sir (1716?-1775).   The Construction of Timber, from its Early Growth; explained by the Microscope. London: for the author, 1770.

HILL, John, Sir (1716?-1775).   The Construction of Timber, from its Early Growth; explained by the Microscope. London: for the author, 1770. Folio (498 x 297 mm). 46 engraved plates. (A few small spots, some very minor soiling.) Contemporary boards (rebacked and recornered); quarter morocco folding case. Second edition, THE VERY RARE LARGE-PAPER FOLIO EDITION, a reissue of the first edition, which was published in octavo format. Rare: according to online records, no copy of this edition has appeared on the market at auction since 1964. Henrey 803.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 39 - HILL, John, Sir (1716?-1775).   A Decade of Curious Insects: Some of them not describ'd before: Shewn in their Natural Size.   London: Printed for the author, 1773.

HILL, John, Sir (1716?-1775).   A Decade of Curious Insects: Some of them not describ'd before: Shewn in their Natural Size.   London: Printed for the author, 1773. 4to (plates 290 x 227 mm, text 277 x 215 mm). 10 hand-colored engraved plates. (Some minor dampstaining to outer margins.) Modern green cloth. Provenance: E. W. Classey (bookseller's ticket).   FIRST EDITION, A WIDE-MARGINED COPY, of Hill's scarce work. English botanist John Hill is best-known for his  British Herbal, and  Vegetable System. SCARCE: according to  American Book Prices Current, only two copies of this work have sold at auction in the last 45 years. Nissen  ZBI 1938.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 40 - HOOKE, Robert (1635-1702).   Micrographia: Or Some Psychological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses. London: for James Allestry, 1667.  

HOOKE, Robert (1635-1702).   Micrographia: Or Some Psychological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses. London: for James Allestry, 1667.   Folio (298 x 198 mm). Title-page with engraved arms of the Royal Society, 38 engraved plates (32 folding), woodcut head-pieces and initials. (Some very minor spotting or soiling.) Contemporary sprinkled calf (sympathetically rebacked preserving original spine, edges and corners neatly restored); calf folding case gilt. Provenance: W. P. Collins (booksellers stamp rear flyleaf).   FIRST EDITION, second issue, with the title dated 1667 instead of 1665, of "he most influential work in the history of microscopy, containing the discoveries made with Hooke's newly perfected compound microscope. Micrographia was not only the first book devoted entirely to microscopical observations, but also the first to pair its descriptions with profuse and detailed illustrations" (Norman). Garrison-Morton 262; Grolier/Horblit 50; Keynes 7; Norman 1092;   PMM 147. Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 41 - JOBLOT, Louis (1645-1723). Descriptions et usages de plusieurs nouveaux microscopes"¦ avec des nouvelles observations faites sur une multitude innombrable d'insectes, & d'autres animaux de diverses especes. Paris: Jacques Collombat, 1718.

JOBLOT, Louis (1645-1723). Descriptions et usages de plusieurs nouveaux microscopes, tant simples que composez, avec des nouvelles observations faites sur une multitude innombrable d'insectes, & d'autres animaux de diverses especes, qui naissent dans les liqueurs preparees, & dans celles qui ne le sont point. Paris: Jacques Collombat, 1718. 2 parts in one volume, 4to (248 x 185 mm). Woodcut device on title-page, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials, first leaf of text engraved, 34 engraved plates. (Some minor browning or spotting, a few rust spots.) Contemporary specked calf, spine gilt. Provenance: Dom. S. Aloys. Cantiliac S. J. (stamp on title-page); L. M. (bookplate). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TREATISE ON PROTZOA. Though Joblot is better-known for his work with microscopes from the 1754 edition of this work, this first edition of his Descriptions "established Joblot as the first French microscopist. The first part of the book described several microscopes and their construction and introduced some improvements, including the use of stops (diaphragms) in compound microscopes to correct for chromatic aberration" (DSB). Nissen ZBI  2113.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 42 - NEEDHAM, John Tuberville (1713-1781).   An Account of Some New Microscopical Discoveries. London: for F. Needham, 1745.    

NEEDHAM, John Tuberville (1713-1781).   An Account of Some New Microscopical Discoveries. London: for F. Needham, 1745.     8vo (199 x 123 mm). 6 engraved folding plates. (Some minor browning or spotting.) Modern calf antique. FIRST EDITION, second issue, with the cancel title re-worded "New Microscopical Discoveries..." and with the updated dedication. "Needham's most important contributions to science were early observations of plant pollen and the milt vessels of the squid, a forward-looking theory of reproduction, and a classic experiment for determining whether spontaneous generation occurs on the microscopic level" (DSB).   ESTC T39892; Norman 1577.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 43 - NICERON, Jean Francois (1613-1636).   La Perspective curieuse. Paris: widow of F. Langlois, 1652.  

NICERON, Jean Francois (1613-1636).   La Perspective curieuse. Paris: widow of F. Langlois, 1652.   Folio (342 x 240 mm). Engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page, 50 engraved folding plates (one double-page). (Neat early repair to lower corner of title-page, short marginal tear on one plate, some very minor soiling.) Contemporary brown sprinkled sheep, spine in 8 compartments with 7 raised bands gilt, tan and brown lettering-pieces gilt. Provenance: Frantz Carl Antoni von und zu Enzentriedt (armorial bookplate). Third edition, edited by Roberval, the first to contain Mersenne's important optical treatise L'Optique et las catoptrique. Niceron, a friar of the Minim order, studied perspective in Italy, where he taught mathematics.   In the first edition of this, his major work, he demonstrated a keen understanding of the science of perspective. The first edition of his work contained the first published reference to Descartes' derivation of the law of refraction.   Later editions of the work "simply provide more detail" (DSB).   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 44 - PERSIUS FLACCUS, Aulus (34-62). Persio tradotto in verso sciolto e dichiarato. Francesco Stelluti (1577-1653), translator. Rome: G. Mascardi, 1630.  

PERSIUS FLACCUS, Aulus (34-62). Persio tradotto in verso sciolto e dichiarato. Francesco Stelluti (1577-1653), translator. Rome: G. Mascardi, 1630.   Small 4to (207 x 148 mm). Engraved title-page, engraved portrait of Persius, full-page engraved plate depicting a bee as seen under a microscope, 5 small engravings. (O4 with 1-in. paper flaw affecting 7 lines of text Contemporary vellum gilt (upper hinge starting). Provenance: Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax (1661-1715) English stateman and poet (armorial bookplate dated 1702); David Garrick (1717-1779) Shakespearean actor and playwright (bookplate) FIRST EDITION of Stelluti's translation, and THE FIRST BOOK TO CONTAIN ILLUSTRATIONS OF NATURAL OBJECTS AS SEEN THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE. Stelluti, a friend of Galileo and a founder of the Accademia Dei Lincei, used a microscope given to his fellow founder Federico Cesi by Galileo, which he used to make detailed observations of insects.   Stelluti's illustrations of the honeybee first appeared in an extremely rare broadside by Cesi in 1625 (known in two copies), but the Persio contains the first such illustrations to appear in a book. Garrison-Morton 259; Nissen ZBI 3988; Wellcome I:4917. Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 45 - SWAMMERDAM, Jan (1637-1680).   The Book of Nature; or, The History of Insects: Reduced to Distinct Classes, Confirmed by Particular Instances, Displayed in the Anatomical Analysis of Many Species.... London; for C. G. Seyffert, 1758.  

SWAMMERDAM, Jan (1637-1680).   The Book of Nature; or, The History of Insects: Reduced to Distinct Classes, Confirmed by Particular Instances, Displayed in the Anatomical Analysis of Many Species.... London; for C. G. Seyffert, 1758.   Folio (402 x 250 mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved device, 2pp. list of subscribers; 53 engraved plates. (Some spotting or browning.)   Contemporary calf gilt (covers detaching, front endleaves disbound and one gathering becoming loose, some wear).   FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, translated by Thomas Flloyd and with a life of Swammerdam by Boerhaave.    Dibner  Heralds of Science 191; Nissen  ZBI 4057; Norman 2037. Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 46 - TORRE, Giovanni Maria della (1713-1782).   Nuove Osservazioni Microscopiche. Naples: n.p., 1776.  

TORRE, Giovanni Maria della (1713-1782).   Nuove Osservazioni Microscopiche. Naples: n.p., 1776.   8vo (231 x 165 mm). 14 engraved folding plates. (Some spotting.) Modern quarter calf, marbled boards.  Provenance: Philip O. Gravelle (1891-1955), American chemist (bookplate).   Second edition, FROM THE COLLECTION OF A NOTED CHEMIST.   In the 1920s, Philip O. Gravelle developed a comparison microscope for use in the identification of fired bullets and cartridge cases, which was thereto a significant advance in firearms identification in the field of forensic science.   Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 47 - TREMBLEY, Abraham (1700-1784).   Memoires pour servir a l'histoire d'un genre de polypes d'eau douce.... Leiden: Jean & Herman Verbeek, 1744.  

TREMBLEY, Abraham (1700-1784).   Memoires pour servir a l'histoire d'un genre de polypes d'eau douce.... Leiden: Jean & Herman Verbeek, 1744.   4to (263 x 206 mm). Engraved head- and tail-pieces; 13 engraved folding plates. (Mostly marginal dampstain to a few leaves, a few small spots, minor soiling to a few leaves.) Modern leather, uncut. FIRST EDITION. "In 1740 the scientific world was electrified by Trembley's discovery that the green hydra (Chlorohydra viridissima) was definitely an animal, even though it contained chlorophyll and --a fact even more astonishing--possessed powers of multiplication from artificial division hitherto thought to be unique to plants" (Norman 2094). Property from the Collection of Norman and Florence Blitch

Lot: 48 - MIDDENDORP, Jacob (1538?-1611). Academiarum Celebrium Universi ter Rarum Orbis Libri VIII. Cologne: Goswin Cholinus, 1602.   Fifth and best edition.  

MIDDENDORP, Jacob (1538?-1611). Academiarum Celebrium Universi ter Rarum Orbis Libri VIII. Cologne: Goswin Cholinus, 1602.    2 volumes in one, 8vo (166 x 93 mm). Woodcut printer 's devices on titles, decorated initials, one in-text woodcut. (A few short tears not affecting text with some minor losses, some browning, some wormholing). Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, hand-lettered on spine, yapp edges, edges sprinkled red, vellum tabs (neat early repair to lower cover, some light soiling). Provenance: Unidentified early signature (Heiligenstadii, 1771); M. Benjamin Waldi, P.A. (signature).  Fifth and best edition of this academic history of the world, with the text expanded by Middendorp, who added a new preface. Middendorp pioneered the history of education and universities, describing the foundations for European higher education through review of the origins of the university, scholastic honors, and academic positions. He also incorporates information about ancient schools and religious centers across Europe. See Adams M1415-16; see STC German p. 622 (earlier editions); not in Alden.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 49 - MINKOWSKI, Hermann (1864-1909). Raum und Zeit. Offprint from: Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung. Volume 18. Leipzig and Berlin: B.G. Teubner, 1909.

MINKOWSKI, Hermann (1864-1909). Raum und Zeit. Offprint from: Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung. Volume 18. Leipzig and Berlin: B.G. Teubner, 1909. 8vo. Original wrappers (minor losses with repairs to spine ends, some minor creasing or spotting); cloth folding case.   FIRST SEPARATE EDITION.   "In this paper 'Space and Time,' read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few months before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific to its general form. The technical description of Minkowski's hypothesis is the four-dimensional space-time continuum... Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time is itself a dimension, comparable to length, breadth and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions..." PMM 401. [With:] MINKOWSKI.   A group of offprints, comprising: "Ein Kriterium fur die Algebraischen Zahlen." A reprint of a work Minkowski wrote as a student under David Hilbert at Konigsberg. 1899. -- "Uber die Annaherung an Eine reelle Grosse Durch Rationale Zahlen." Offprint from: Mathematische Annalen. Vol. 54. 1899. -- "Quelques Nouveaus Theoremes dur l'Approximation des Quantites a l'Aide de Numbres Rationnels." Offprint from: Bulletin des Sciences Mathematiques. 1900. -- "Zur Geometrie der Zahlen." Offprint from: Mathematiker-Kongresess. Vol. 8, Issue 13. 1904. -- Together, 4 offprints, all in original wrappers.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 50 - NEWTON, Isaac, Sir (1642-1727).   Universal Arithmetick, or a Treatise of Arithmetical Composition and Resolution. London: for J. Senex and W. and J. Innys, 1728.  

NEWTON, Isaac, Sir (1642-1727).   Universal Arithmetick, or a Treatise of Arithmetical Composition and Resolution. London: for J. Senex and W. and J. Innys, 1728.   8vo (198 x 112 mm). 8 engraved folding plates. (Some spotting or browning.)   20th-century calf, spine gilt (joints lightly rubbed, hinges reinforced). Provenance: Joseph D. Teitelbaum (bookplate). Second edition in English, preceded by an edition of 1720.   Newton's work was first published in Latin in 1707 as Arithmetica universalis. ESTC T18667.  

Lot: 51 - [PAIS, Abraham, his copies] 2 pamphlets from Abraham Pais ' library.

[PAIS, Abraham, his copies] -- 2 pamphlets from Abraham Pais ' library, comprising:  LORENTZ, Hendrik Antoon, Dr. (1853-1928).   "Aethertheorieen en Aethermodellen (1901-1902)." Lessen over Theoretische Natuurkunde aan de Rijks-Universiteit te Leiden Gegeven Door Dr. H.A. Lorentz. Hendrik Bremenkamp, editor. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1920. Volume III, 8vo (252 x 163 mm). Printer 's device on front cover, numerous illustrations. (Light browning, occasional spotting.) Original printed paper wrappers backed in paper (chipped, browning, defective spine).   -- "Het Relativiteitsbeginsel voor Eenparige Translaties (1910-1912)." Lessen over Theoretische Natuurkunde aan de Rijks-Universiteit te Leiden Gegeven Door Dr. H.A. Lorentz.   Adiraan Daniel FOKKER (1887-1972), Editor. Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1922. Volume VI, 8vo (248 x 163 mm). Printer 's device on front cover, numerous illustrations. (Light browning, occasional spotting.) Original printed paper wrappers (chipped, browning, defective spine).    [With:]    Together, 2 works in 2 volumes, Provenance for the lot: Abraham Pais (1918-2000) (bookplate laid-in);   sold Jeff Weber Rare Books.    Just before the Nazi ban on Jews earning doctorates, Dutch-American Physicist Abraham Pais was awarded the last Ph.D. issued to a Dutch Jew on 9 June 1941 until after World War II concluded. He worked as an assistant to Niels Bohr (1885-1962) and was Albert Einstein 's colleague at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Pais was also a notable science historian, and published biographies on Einstein and Bohr, as well as 17 biographies of prominent physicists he knew personally in The Genius of Science: A Portrait Gallery.     Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 52 - PORTA, Giambattista della (1535?-1615). Natural Magick...in twenty books. London: Thomas Young and Samuel Speed, 1658.

PORTA, Giambattista della (1535?-1615). Natural Magick...in twenty books. London: Thomas Young and Samuel Speed, 1658. Folio (277 x 174 mm). Engraved title-page; letterpress title printed in red and black; numerous woodcut illustrations. (A few short marginal tears or paper flaws, some minor browning, minor wrinkling to first and last few leaves). 20th-century sheep (some wear). Provenance: K.C. (blindstamps); a few 20th-century marginal notes in pencil and red underlinings. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Porta's Magiae naturalis libri viginti, first published in 1558.   This translation follows the expanded edition of 1589. Porta's compilation of science and pseudo-science includes sections on changing metals, counterfeiting precious stones, medical remedies, perfume, cookery, and "burning gasses," or optics. ESTC R33476; Norman 1726; Wing P-2982.

Lot: 53 - PORTA, Giambattista della (1535?-1615). Natural Magick...in twenty books. London: Thomas Young and Samuel Speed, 1658.

PORTA, Giambattista della (1535?-1615). Natural Magick...in twenty books. London: Thomas Young and Samuel Speed, 1658. Folio (273 x 168 mm). Engraved title-page (repaired with portions provided in facsimile); letterpress title printed in red and black (marginal repairs affecting portion of rule border); numerous woodcut illustrations. (Lacking P2/3, provided in facsimile, several leaves frayed with occasional minor losses, some minor worming lower margin, some soiling or browning). Contemporary calf (rebacked, preserving original spine, overall wear).   FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Porta's treatise which "epitomizes the combination of credulity and empiricism typical of the late Renaissance: uncritical reports of the marvelous and miraculous and holdovers from medieval books of secrets are mixes with attempts to define natural magic and to apply mathematical and experimental techniques in science" (Norman). ESTC R33476; Norman 1726; Wing P-2982. Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 54 - RIEMANN, Georg Friedrich Bernhard ( "Bernhard Riemann") (1826-1866). Gesammelte Mathematische Werke und Wissenschaflicher Nachlass. Heinrich WEBER (1843-1912 ), and Richard DEDEKIND (1831-1916), editors. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1892. Second edition.

RIEMANN, Georg Friedrich Bernhard ( "Bernhard Riemann") (1826-1866). Gesammelte Mathematische Werke und Wissenschaflicher Nachlass. Herausgegeben Unter Mitwirkung von Richard Dedekind von Heinrich Weber. Heinrich WEBER (1843-1912 ), and Richard DEDEKIND (1831-1916), editors. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1892.    8vo (243 x 163 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece. (Some light spotting and overall browning.) Cloth-backed paper-covered boards, printed lettering-pieces to top cover and spine (some chipping and rubbing).    Second edition of Riemann's collected mathematical works. Riemann, a German mathematician, made several important contributions in the fields of mathematics and physics, including the Riemann integral, Riemann surfaces, and the Riemann hypothesis.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 55 - ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques (1712-1778). Emile, ou de l'education. Amsterdam: Neaulme [but Lyon: Bruyset], 1762.  

ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques (1712-1778). Emile, ou de l'education. Amsterdam: Neaulme [but Lyon: Bruyset], 1762.   4 volumes in 2, 12mo (159 x 98 mm). Half-titles to vols. I and III, titles printed in red and black, 5 engraved plates by Le Grand, de Longueil and Pasquier after Eisen. (Lacking half-titles Vols.II & IV.) Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, tan morocco lettering-pieces gilt, edges stained red (some light wear, chipping with losses to lettering-pieces).   Lyon edition, issue without the "Privilegie" in Vol.I, published by Bruyset, reproducing the plates designed by Eisen for the Paris edition of the same year.   Rousseau's treatise on education and the nature of man enraged the French parliament, who issued an order for his arrest, and he spent several years as a fugitive. McEachern 3B. Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 56 - ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, From their Commencement, in 1665, to the Year 1800. London: C. and R. Baldwin, 1809. 18 volumes, with two additional volumes from 1809 and 1880.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, From their Commencement, in 1665, to the Year 1800; Abridged, with Notes and Biographic Illustrations. London: C. and R. Baldwin, 1809.  18 volumes, 4to (265 x 210 mm). 266 engraved plates. (Spotting throughout.) 19th-century half calf, marbled boards, spines gilt, brown and black calf lettering-pieces gilt (spines darkened and brittle, several covers detached). Provenance: Bernard Cohen (1914-2003) Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University (signature, vol. I).  Philosophical Transactions, first published in March 1665, is the first and longest running scientific journal in the world. These 18 volumes "consist of an invaluable collection of observations and discoveries made by the most eminent philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries," (Vol. I, Preface, [v]). The Royal Society of London,   based in the UK since 1600, serves a mission to promote excellence in the sciences. Contributions made by notable scientists in the Royal Society of London regarding their important discoveries include works by Henry Oldenburg was the first the Royal Society of London 's first secretary and launched Philosophical Transactions, whose topics include mathematics, physics, natural science, chemistry, biology, education, and bibliography. Important contributions have been submitted by Robert Boyle, John Flamsteed, Edmond Halley, Robert Hooke, and Sir Isaac Newton.  [With:]  Two additional volumes of Philosophical Transactions, comprising: Volume 6. London: C. and R. Baldwin, 1809. 19th-Century calf gilt.   -- Volume 171, part 2. London: Harrison and Sons, 1880. Original publisher 's cloth (spine defective, covers detaching). Provenance: Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, Bath (stamped). Includes the dissertation on tides by George Howard Darwin (1845-1912), son of Charles Darwin (1809-1882).     Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 57 - SMOLLETT, Tobias George (1721-1771). The History and Adventures of an Atom. London: Robinson and Roberts, 1769. FIRST EDITION, second state.

SMOLLETT, Tobias George (1721-1771). The History and Adventures of an Atom. London: Robinson and Roberts, 1769.  2 volumes, 12mo (165 x 99 mm). Printer 's device on title-pages. (Lacking half-titles, some browning or spotting.) Contemporary calf gilt, spines gilt, red morocco letter-pieces gilt (rubbed, joints separating, some chipping to extremities). Provenance: old signature effaced; G. Abrims? (signature, 1824).  FIRST EDITION, second state with the date in title corrected in Volume II. This work was published anonymously, though an editor of an edition of Smollet 's works in 1790 claimed that Smollett wrote this satire of English politics during the Seven Years ' War. Smollett is best known for picaresque novels, and influenced Charles Dickens. ESTC 006326884; Rothschild 1923.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 58 - NEWBERY, John ( "Tom TELESCOPE") (1713-1767). The Newtonian System of Philosophy Adapted to the Capacities of Young Gentlemen and Ladies. London: Printed for T. Carnan and F. Newbery, 1770. Fourth edition.

NEWBERY, John ( "Tom TELESCOPE") (1713-1767). The Newtonian System of Philosophy Adapted to the Capacities of Young Gentlemen and Ladies, and Familiarized and Made Entertaining by Objects with which they are Intimately Acquainted. London: Printed for T. Carnan and F. Newbery, 1770.  12mo (115 x 69 mm). Copperplate-engraved frontispiece, 5 copper-engraved plates, 5 in-text engraved diagrams, numerous engraved head-and-tail-pieces and initials. (Very occasional spotting.) Contemporary paste paper boards (slightly rubbed, a few adhesive remnants on paste-down); tan buckram folding case. Provenance: Charlotte Marcia Janetta Cooper (signature); Constance R.E. Cooper (signature, 1 November 1834); S. Roscoe (bookseller 's label).  Fourth edition of the most popular lectures given by young Tom Telescope on the scientific advancements of the time. ESTC N11819; Roscoe, J348.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 59 - [BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SALE CATALOGUES] -- A group of 4 reference works in 13 volumes.

[BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SALE CATALOGUES] -- A group of 4 reference works in 13 volumes, comprising:  [HONEYMAN] SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET & CO. The Honeyman Collection of Scientific Books and Manuscripts. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 30/31 October 1978-19/20 May 1981. 7 volumes, 4to. Illustrated, sales results laid in. Original publisher 's printed gray-green wrappers (some minor wear). -- "“An additional copy of vol. III, presumably H. P. Kraus's copy, priced. Gray-green contemporary cloth with original wrappers laid down. Provenance: Hans Peter Kraus (1907-1988), bookseller (buyer packing slips). "“ [NORMAN]. HOOK, Diana H. and Jeremy M. NORMAN. The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine. San Francisco: Jeremy Norman & Co., 1991. 2 volumes, 4to. Original publisher 's cloth gilt. -- SOTHEBY 'S. The Celebrated Reference Library of H.P. Kraus. 18/19/20 November 2003. 2 copies, 4to. Original publisher 's wrappers (one with split spine). --   SOTHEBY 'S. The Inventory of H.P. Kraus. New York: Sotheby 's, 4/5 December 2003. 4to. Original Publisher 's wrappers. "“ Together, 3 works in 5 volumes condition generally fine.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 60 - [PHYSICS] -- A group of 9 periodicals and offprints in 13 volumes.  

[PHYSICS] -- A group of 9 periodicals and offprints in 13 volumes, comprising:    An Introduction to the Fourth Dimension. Dearborn, MI: Henry Ford Trade School, N.d. 12mo. Binding intact. -- EDDINGTON, Arthur S. The Physical Society of London. Report on the Relativity Theory of Gravitation. London: Fleetway Press, Ltd., 1920. Provenance: S. H. Spark? (signature). Second edition. -- HELMHOLTZ, Hermann. Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1882, 1883 & 1895. 3 volumes. Provenance: George Eugene Uhlenbeck (stamped). -- HUBBLE, Edwin. "A Spiral Nebula as a Stellar System, Messier 31." Contributions from the Mount Wilson Observatory. No. 376. Reprinted from the Astrophysical Journal, Volume LXIX, 1929. N.p.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1929. Binding intact (rubbed, darkened). Provenance: Herbert McLean Evans (bookplate). -- KLEIN, Felix. Elementarmathematik vom Hohern Standpunkte Aus. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1911 & 1913. 2 parts in 2 volumes. Second edition. -- KLEIN, Felix. Gesammelte Mathematische Abhandlungen. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1921 & 1922. 2 volumes. Provenance: George Eugene Uhlenbeck (stamped). -- KLEIN, Felix. Vorlesungen Uber Die Entwicklung Der Mathematik. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1926. Part I. Provenance: Abraham Pais (signature). -- PLANCK, Max. Zur Dynamik bewegter Systeme. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1908. -- REES, Abraham. The Cyclopaedia; or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. N.p.: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1820. 4to. -- Together, 9 works in 13 volumes, all 8vo except where indicated, numerous illustrations, all in original paper wrappers (some chipping), all FIRST EDITION except where indicated, condition generally good.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 61 - [PHYSICS] -- A group of 4 works in 4 volumes items related to physics.

[PHYSICS] -- A group of 4 works in 4 volumes items related to physics, comprising:  CAJORI, Florian. A History of Physics in its Elementary Branches Including the Evolution of Physical Laboratories. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1909. (Browning.) Green cloth (soiled, chipping). Provenance: Orris Emery (signature, 1914). Later edition. "“ HINTON, Charles Howard. The Fourth Dimension. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Limited, 1906. Color folding frontispiece, numerous diagrams. (Slight browning.) Maroon cloth (some staining). Provenance: acquired from John M. Watkins (bookplate). Later edition. "“ LORENTZ, Hendrick Antoon. The Theory of Electrons and its Applications to the Phenomena of Light and Radiant Heat Leipzig and London: B.G. Teubner and G.E. Stechert & Co., 1909. 4to. Dual title-pages for New York and Leipzig. (Slight browning.) Original cloth binding, spine gilt-lettered (some wear). Provenance: Franklin institute Library (bookplate, perforated stamp). FIRST EDITION   "“ RISDON, Philip James. Wireless. J.A. Fleming, Introduction. London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, [1924?]. Portrait frontispiece, numerous diagrams, numerous photographic illustrations. (Some spotting.) Red cloth (spine fated, stained, hinges weak). Second edition. "“ Together, 4 works in 4 volumes, all 8vo except where indicated,   all in publisher 's cloth bindings, condition as described.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 62 - [SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION] -- A group of 3 works related to scientific education.  

[SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION] -- A group of 3 works related to scientific education, comprising:    LEVER, Francis. Francis Lever, the Young Mechanic. London: John Harris, 1835. (132 x 108 mm). (Lacking most of quires A-B, some staining.) Original leather-backed cloth-covered boards (chipped, stained, text-block separating).   RARE. -- SLOANE, Thomas O 'Conor. Facts Worth Knowing Selected Mainly from The Scientific American for the Household, Workshop, and Farm. Hartford: S.S. Scranton & Co., 1890. (220 x 136 mm). (Some browning.) Contemporary sheep, morocco lettering-piece gilt (joints starting, rubbed). -- BRANNT, William T. and William H. WAHL (1848-1909), Editors . The Techno-Chemical Receipt Book: Containing Several Thousand Receipts, Covering the Latest, Most Important and Most Useful Discoveries in Chemical Technology, and their Practical Application in the Arts and the Industries. Philadelphia and London: Henry Carey Baird & Co. and Sampson Low, 1896. Printed table laid-in. Original publisher 's decorated red cloth (some minor soiling). Later edition. -- Together, 3 works in 3 volumes, all 8vo, engraved plates, all FIRST EDITIONS except where indicated.     Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 63 - [SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY] -- A group of 3 works in 4 volumes related to scientific discovery.

[SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY] -- A group of 3 works in 4 volumes related to scientific discovery, comprising:  ZSÁMBOKI, János ( "Joannes SAMBUCUS"). Veterum aliquot ac recentium Medicorum Philosophorumque Icones. [Leiden]: Ex Officinâ Plantinianâ Raphelengii, 1603. Folio. Modern dark brown morocco gilt. -- WILLIAMS, J. Frederic Lake.  An Historical Account of Inventions and Discoveries in those Arts and Sciences. London: Printed for T. and J. Allman, 1820. 2 volumes, 8vo. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards, maroon morocco lettering-piece gilt, spine gilt, by J. Twomey. -- DARWIN, George. [Photograph of Charles Darwin], N.d. Signature of Professor George Darwin, on a Newnham Grange, Cambridge card (64 x 114 mm). With glossy photograph (251 x 198   mm) of signer 's father, Charles Darwin. George was Charles ' oldest son (of 5) and was a well-known mathematician and astronomer. "“ Together, 3 works in 4 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 64 - [SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY] -- A group of 3 works in 4 volumes related to scientific inquiry.  

[SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY] -- A group of 3 works in 4 volumes related to scientific inquiry, comprising:    The Royal Society of London. Henry OLDENBURG, editor. Acta Philosophica Societatis Regiae in Anglia. Amsterdam: H. & T. Boom, 1674. Volume III only (of 6), 12mo. Woodcut printer 's device on title-page, 8 engraved plates (2 folding), 33 in-text tables and diagrams (3 folding tables). (Overall browning, some dampstaining.) Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt, edges sprinkled blue and red (overall wear). Provenance: FIRST EDITION. -- ALMEIDA, Teodoro de (1722-1804). Recreacion Filosofica, o Dialogo Sobre la Filosofia Natural para Instruccion de Personas Curiosas Que no Han Frequentado las.   Madrid: The Royal Printing Office, 1792. One volume only, 8vo (176 x 106 mm). 4 folding engravings. (Some staining or tearing.) Contemporary vellum, hand-lettering on spine (some wear or small holes). Second edition. -- MILL, James. Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind. London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1869. 2 volumes, 8vo. (Some overall browning.) Original publisher 's brown cloth by Edmonds & Remnant with their ticket (spines darkened, hinges starting). Provenance: Northwestern University, School of Commerce Library (bookplate, withdrawal stamp circulation pocket). New edition. "“ Together, 3 works in 4 volumes. Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 65 - [SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY] -- A group of 2 works related to scientific inquiry, including FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Voltaire 's  Les Singularites de la Nature.

[SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY] -- A group of 2 works related to scientific inquiry, comprising:  VOLTAIRE, Francois Marie Arouet de (1694-1778). Les Singularites de la Nature. Paris or Geneva: [Cramer], 1768. 8vo (190 x 118 mm). Woodcut on title-page. (Light toning or occasional staining.) Modern quarter calf, marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering-piece gilt, edges stained red (some minor rubbing). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Voltaire 's work containing his observations of natural history, science, law, medicine, philosophy, and religion. Cioranescu 64840.  [With:]  BROWNE, Thomas, Sir (1605-1682). Pseudodoxia Epidemica: Or, Enquiries into very many Received Tenents and commonly presumed Truths, Together with the Religio Medici Together with many more Marginal Observations, and a Table Alphabetical at the end. London: Printed by J.R. for Nath. Ekins, 1672. 4to ( 222 x 162 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, woodcut initials and headpieces. (Some browning or light offsetting.) Later roan gilt, spine gilt(front joint repaired, some rubbing). Sixth and last edition of Browne 's popular work, corrected and enlarged with additional explanations, in which he refutes superstitious contemporary beliefs based on empirical observations in line with the Baconian method. The work is organized into books based on the renaissance scale of creation: mineral, vegetable, animal, man art, geography and history, and astronomy and the cosmos. Keynes 79; Wing B5165.     Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 66 - [SCIENCE "“ BINDINGS] "“ 12 works in 15 volumes about science with fine bindings.

[SCIENCE "“ BINDINGS] "“ 12 works in 15 volumes about science with fine bindings, comprising:  ADLER, Mortimer J. The Four Dimensions of Philosophy. 1993. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY ADLER. -- BOYLE, Robert. The Skeptical Chymist. 1997. -- DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man. 1998. 2 volumes. -- DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. 1987. -- EDDINGTON, A.S. and EINSTEIN, Albert. On Relativity.1999. -- FRANKLIN. Experiments and Observations on Electricity. 1996. -- HALES, Stephen. Statical Essays: Containing Haemastaticks. 2000. -- HOOKE, Robert. Micrographia: or some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon. 1995. -- LYELL, Charles. Principles of Geology. 1997. 3 volumes. -- NAPIER, John. The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms.[With:] MacDonald, William Rae. A Catalogue of the Various Editions of Napier 's Works. 1997. -- NEWTON, Isaac. A Treatise of the System of the World. 1993. -- VESALIUS, Andreas. The Illustrations of the Works of Andreas Vesalius. 1993. -- Together, 12 works in 15 volumes, all published New York, NY by Gryphon Editions or Norwalk, CT by the Easton Press, several privately printed for the members of the Classics of Science Library, some with title-pages in red and black, many with laid-in notes from the editors, all in original leather bindings, raised bands, gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endleaves, attached bookmarks, 10 as new in original shrink-wrap, condition generally fine.   Property from the Thomas Sills Trust, Chicago. Illinois

Lot: 67 - AGRICOLA, Georg Andreas (1672-1738). Versuch einer allgemeinen Vermehrung aller Baume, Staude und Blumengewachse. Regensburg: Johann Leopold Montag & Johann Heinrich Gruner, 1772.

AGRICOLA, Georg Andreas (1672-1738). Versuch einer allgemeinen Vermehrung aller Baume, Staude und Blumengewachse. Regensburg: Johann Leopold Montag & Johann Heinrich Gruner, 1772. 2 parts in one volume, folio (365 x 220 mm). Half-titles, title to part I printed in red and black; 2 engraved frontispieces; 34 engraved plates in text (2 folding). Modern vellum-backed marbled boards, uncut.     Later edition of the first book devoted to tree and plant cuttings and grafting, first published in 1716-1717. Though earlier editions of Agricola's work were primarily concerned with fruit trees, the present edition provides a detailed exposition of different methods to propagate new trees not only from grafting cuttings to roots of the same species of tree, but also grafting similar trees of different species to generate new varieties.   See Hunt 452. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 68 - [ALBUM - CHINESE SCHOOL].   Album containing 10 ink and color drawings on pith paper, ca 1860s.

[ALBUM - CHINESE SCHOOL].   Album containing 10 ink and color drawings on pith paper, ca 1860s. Oblong 8vo album containing 10 finely drawn ink and color drawings on pith paper, each measuring about 105 x 168 mm, and mounted onto larger sheets (238 x 150 mm) within blue printed borders. (Some overall browning from adhesive, some minor cracking with occasional small losses.) Bound in 19th-century cloth-covered boards (rebacked).  Provenance: Mrs. M. N. Clarke (signature, with a note that the album was given to the owner in 1862). The subjects include flowering pants, birds and butterflies. Pith comes from the central column of spongy cellular tissue in the stem of the small tree Tetrapanax papyrifera, native to southwest China.   because of the nature of pith and its cellular structure, the pigment used sits on the surface of the sheet, and fine detail could be achieved.   Albums of pith paintings retain their vibrant colors.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 69 - ARCHIMEDES (287?-212 B.C.), APOLLONIUS PERGAEUS (fl. 225 B. C.), and THEODOSIUS.  Archimedis Opera --Apollonii Pergaei Conicorum libri IIII --Theodosii Sphaerica. London: William Godbid for Robert Scott, 1675.

ARCHIMEDES (287?-212 B.C.), APOLLONIUS PERGAEUS (fl. 225 B. C.), and THEODOSIUS.   Archimedis Opera --Apollonii Pergaei Conicorum libri IIII --Theodosii Sphaerica: methodo nova Illustrata, & Succinctae Demonstrata. London: William Godbid for Robert Scott, 1675.   3 works in one volume, 4to (202 x 151 mm). 29 folding engraved plates. (Without the leaf with glossary of mathematical symbols inserted before A3, often lacking; some browning or offsetting, a few short tears to folds of plates).   Contemporary mottled calf (neatly rebacked preserving old lettering-piece). Provenance: unidentified bookplate verso of title-page partially removed. FIRST EDITION of Barrow's translation of the known works of Archimedes, the first four books of the Conics of Apollonius, and the Spherics of Theodosius. Includes Barrow's Lectiones opticae, which were revised and corrected by Newton: "these lectures, in Latin, form [Barrow's] most important book, in which some of his remarkable optical discoveries are published for the first time and which undoubtedly influenced Newton" (Babson 249). ESTC R6704. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 70 - AUDEBERT, Jean Baptiste (1759-1800).   Histoire naturelle des singes et des makis. Paris: Desray, An XIII [1799-1800].

AUDEBERT, Jean Baptiste (1759-1800).   Histoire naturelle des singes et des makis. Paris: Desray, An XIII [1799-1800]. 2 volumes, folio (489 x 321 mm). 61 engraved plates printed in colors and finished by hand, 2 uncolored anatomical plates. (Some very minor spotting or soiling, minor dampstain to outer margin of a few plates.) Contemporary boards with modern rebacking and recornering, edges stained red (some light wear to boards). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MONOGRAPH DEVOTED TO THE DESCRIPTION OF PRIMATES. Audebert employed a new technique in the printing of the plates in which all of the colors were printed from one plate, substituting oil paint for gouache. The resulting plates depict the animals in their natural brilliance. Nissen ZBI 156; Wood p.206. A FRESH COPY.     Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 71 - BECQUEREL, Antoine Cesar (1788-1878). Traite omplet du Magnetisme. Paris: Firmin Didot Freres, 1846.  

BECQUEREL, Antoine Cesar (1788-1878). Traite Complet du Magnetisme. Paris: Firmin Didot Freres, 1846.    8vo (227 x 135 mm). 20 folding engraved plates (2 unnumbered). (Some chipping or dampstaining.) Modern quarter black morocco gilt, marbled boards, uncut and partially unopened (new endpapers, some very minor rubbing); original wrappers bound in. Provenance: A.B. Muller (armorial bookplate).  Later edition, a reprint of vol. VII of Traite de l 'Electricite et du Matnetisme, Becquerel's most important work, first published in Paris in 1834-40 with a general introduction. Becquerel received the Copley Medal for his various publications on electricity, and his ultimtae goal was to eventually synthesize naturally-occurring crystals (DSB 1, p. 557).     Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 72 - BERGMAN, Torben Olof, Sir (1732-1784). Physical and Chemical Essays. Edmund Cullen, translator. London: J. Murray, 1788.  

BERGMAN, Torben Olof, Sir (1732-1784). Physical and Chemical Essays. Edmund Cullen, translator. London: J. Murray, 1788.   2 volumes only (of 3, lacking Vol.III, published 1791), 8vo (207 x 125 mm). 2 folding tables; 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary tree calf (neatly rebacked). Provenance: note indicating a 1996 purchase at Maggs Bros. Second edition of this English translation of volumes I and II of the Opuscula physica et chemical. Bergman, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, was the first chemist to use the A, B, C. etc. system of notation for chemical species. According to Neville, the second edition is so rare that Bergman's bibliographer stated he had never seen a copy (Neville, p. 125).   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 73 - [BIBLE, in Cree] [The New Testament in the Cree Language.] Rev. William Mason, translator.  London: W. M. Watts for the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1859.  

[BIBLE, in Cree] [The New Testament in the Cree Language.] Rev. William Mason, translator.  London: W. M. Watts for the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1859.   8vo (184 x 117 mm). Printed in Cree syllabics throughout. Contemporary sheep by Watkins with their ticket (some discreet repairs to hinges and spine).   FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST NEW TESTAMENT PRINTED IN CREE. Methodist (later Anglican) William Mason and his wife Sophia Thomas Mason translated several editions of the Gospel of St. John in the Plains Cree dialect between 1851 and 1857.   Following the publication of this edition of the New Testament, they published an edition of the whole Bible translated into Plains Cree in 1861-1862. EXCEEDINGLY RARE: We trace no copies of this edition of the New Testament at auction since 1976.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 74 - BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890). Ether and Chloroform; their Discovery and Physiological Effects. Boston: David Clapp, 1848.  

BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890). Ether and Chloroform; their Discovery and Physiological Effects. Boston: David Clapp, 1848.   8vo (230 x 150 mm). Original salmon wrappers uncut; cloth folding case. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, containing printings of two papers: "Ether and Chloroform: A Compendium of their History, Surgical Use, Dangers, and Discovery," an offprint from Vol. I of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal; and "Anaesthetic Agents, their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects," an offprint from the Transactions of the American Medical Association.   "Bigelow's speedy publication of Morton's discovery, and his subsequent advocacy of ether assured its adoption throughout the civilized world" (Garrison-Morton 5730). Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 75 - BLACK, Joseph (1728-1799). Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry delivered in the University of Edinburgh...now published from his Manuscripts. Edinburgh: Mundell and Son, 1803.   FIRST EDITION.

BLACK, Joseph (1728-1799). Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry delivered in the University of Edinburgh...now published from his Manuscripts. Edinburgh: Mundell and Son, 1803.   2 volumes, 4to (265 x 206 mm). Engraved portrait, 3 engraved plates; with the 2 unnumbered leaves of explanatory text bound between pp.552 and 553. (Minor offsetting of frontispiece to text). Contemporary calf gilt by Carss of Glasgow with their ticket (neatly rebacked to style, some minor rubbing to extremities). Provenance: Sir Archibald Campbell of Succoth, 2nd Baronet (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION, edited by John Robinson. Black was appointed chair of chemistry at the University of Edinburgh in 1766, where he did important work on latent heat, which "not only formed the basis of modern thermal science, but gave the first impulse to Watt's improvements in the steam engine" (DNB).   After Black's death in 1799, his heirs persuaded Robinson, Black's former pupil and friend, to edit and publish his lectures. Robinson supplied an introduction and many notes as well as a few sections of text. Norman 239. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 76 - BOCCONE, Paolo (1633-1704). Icones & descriptiones rariorum plantarum Siciliae, Melitae, Galliae, & Italiae. Oxford: Theatro Sheldoniano & London: Robert Scott, 1674.  

BOCCONE, Paolo (1633-1704). Icones & descriptiones rariorum plantarum Siciliae, Melitae, Galliae, & Italiae. Quarum unaquaeque proprio charactere signata, ab aliis eusdem classis facile distinguitur. Oxford: Theatro Sheldoniano and London: Robert Scott, 1674.   4to (226 x 174 mm). Engraved vignette of the Sheldonian Theater on title, 52 engraved illustrations, some with hand-coloring (title repaired in upper blank margin, some minor mostly marginal browning). Modern calf. Provenance: Sold Wheldon and Wesley, 1964; Anita Peek Gilger, M.D. (sold her sale, Christie's New York, 14 October 2003, Lot 12). FIRST EDITION of this description of rare plants in Italy and France. Boccone, an Italian naturalist, visited England in 1673, where he attended a meeting of the Royal Society and met Charles Hatton.   Hatton convinced his mentor, Robert Morison, to edit Boccone's manuscript for this work, and paid for its publication. Boccone brought plates for the work to England, but Morison had them redrawn from dried specimens and engraved at Hatton's expense because they were inaccurate. Henrey 14; Hunt 329; Nissen BBI 179; Wing B-3385. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 78 - BOODT, Anselmus Boetius de. Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia. Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1647. [Bound with:] LAET, Joannis de. De Gemmis et lapidibus libri duo. Quibus praemittitur Theophrasti liber de lapidibus Graece & Latine. Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1647.

BOODT, Anselmus Boetius de (1550?-1634). Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia. Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1647. [Bound with:] LAET, Joannis de (1581-1649).  De Gemmis et lapidibus libri duo. Quibus praemittitur Theophrasti liber de lapidibus Graece & Latine. Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1647. 8vo (189 x 113 mm). 2 folding tables in the first work; in-text woodcuts throughout both works. (Some minor spotting.) Contemporary vellum, black morocco lettering-piece, yapp edges, edges sprinkled blue. Provenance: Bornius (signature); Melvin Edward Jahn (bookplate). Third edition of the Gemmarum by Boodt, FIRST EDITION of  De Gemmis by Laet. Boodt's  Gemmarium was the definitive work in the 17th century with regards to splitting diamonds, distinguishing authentic gemstones, and measuring the hardness of stones.   He describes some 600 known minerals, describing their properties and medical uses.   In the second work, Laet discusses Boodt's work, and includes a translation of Theophrastus's book on stones with Laet's short annotations.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 79 - BORN, Max. (1882-1970) Mimeograph typescript, completed in manuscript, of lectures in physics: "Theorie der Warme Vorlesung im Sommer-Semester 1922." --"Vorlesung Ueber Theoretische Optik. Winter-Semester 1922." University of Gottingen, 1921-1922.

BORN, Max. (1882-1970) Mimeograph typescript, completed in manuscript, of lectures in physics: "Theorie der Warme Vorlesung im Sommer-Semester 1922." --"Vorlesung Ueber Theoretische Optik. Winter-Semester 1922." University of Gottingen, 1921-1922. 2 volumes, folio (326 x 196 mm). Volume I: 232 leaves including title and contents leaves; Volume II: 254 leaves title and contents leaves. Mimeograph typescript printed recto only with manuscript diagrams, equations, and figures, and emendations and emphases to the typed text. Half cloth (some light wear to extremities). Provenance: Andries Charl Cilliers (1898-1980), theoretical physicist (ownership inscription); sold Christie's London, 13 December 2006, Sale 7269, Lot 131. The lectures on thermodynamics include sections on capillarity, the theory of the ideal gas according to Planck, thermochemistry and applications of van der Waal's equations; those on optics cover electromagnetism, field theory, wave theory, refraction, optical properties of crystals, electron theory, and Born's mathematical theory of optical rotation. Up to this point, Born's work had focused on heat and the dynamics of crystal lattice, and by 1921, he provided the most satisfactory mathematical statement on the first law of thermodynamics. That year, he was appointed professor of theoretical physics at Gottingen, where he joined a group of scientists whose collaboration brought forth major developments in theoretical physics, culminating in the birth of quantum mechanics.   The present lecture formed part of his first academic year at the institute.   "The 'Born School' at Gottingen was as important to the flowering of theoretical physics as the schools of Bohr at Copenhagen and of Arnold Sommerfeld at Munich' (DSB).   A.C. Cilliers became professor of theoretical physics at Stellenbosch University after he completed his studies at Gottingen.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 80 - BOUTCHER, William (fl. 1734-1781). A Treatise on Forest-Trees. Edinburgh: R. Fleming for J. Murray, 1775. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY BOUTCHER.

BOUTCHER, William (fl. 1734-1781). A Treatise on Forest-Trees: Containing not only the Best Methods of their Culture hitherto Practiced, but a Variety of New and Useful Discoveries. Edinburgh: R. Fleming for J. Murray, 1775.  4to (283 x 224 mm). Without engraved frontispiece and half-title as usual (Some light toning.) Original boards, printed lettering-piece, uncut (rebacked, some wear to edges, some staining). Provenance: Robert Mascall (armorial bookplate).    FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY BOUTCHER. Boutcher guides the reader through "plain directions for removing most of the valuable kinds of forest-trees," "transplanting hedges of sundry kinds," as well as the "disposition, planting, and culture of hedges" to promote more robust growth (title-page). Henrey declared that the present work is the best 18th-century treatise on arboriculture, which has practical guidance that aid forestry today. Cleveland Collections, 521; Henrey 3, 476.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 81 - BRADLEY, Richard (d.1732). New Improvements of Planting and Gardening, Both Philosophical and Practical; Explaining the Motion of the Sapp and Generation of Plants...To which is added... Herefordshire-Orchards. London: W. Mears, 1724.  

BRADLEY, Richard (d.1732). New Improvements of Planting and Gardening, Both Philosophical and Practical; Explaining the Motion of the Sapp and Generation of Plants...The Fourth Edition...To which is added...   Herefordshire-Orchards. London: W. Mears, 1724.   8vo (182 x 116 mm). Title printed in red and black within double rule border; 11 copper engraved plates (8 folding). (Title inserted on a stub, some light browning.) Contemporary panelled calf gilt (rebacked to style, some light wear). Provenance: Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont (1641-1724), Scottish statesman (armorial bookplate); Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt (1882-1963), bookbinder (bookplate laid in). Fourth edition. The work comprises four tracts with continual pagination, describing a new system of vegetation, methods for improving flower gardens, a gardener's calendar, and two early letters published as Herefordshire Orchards. Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt was the first woman to lecture at the male-only Grolier Club, and was inspired to help found the all-woman Hroswitha Club, which has since merged with the Grolier Club.   ESTC T112715; Henrey 501; not in Hunt.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 82 - BRICKELL, John (c.1710-1745). The natural history of North-Carolina. Dublin: James Carson, 1737. FIRST EDITION, THE FRANK DEERING COPY.  

BRICKELL, John (c.1710-1745). The natural history of North-Carolina. With an account of the trade, manners, and customs of the Christian and Indian inhabitants. Illustrated with copper-plates, whereon are curiously engraved the map of the country, several strange beasts, birds, fishes, snakes, insects, trees, and plants. Dublin: James Carson, 1737.   8vo (194 x 120 mm). Folding map, 2 engraved plates. (Some minor chipping to a few leaves.) 20th-century half calf, black morocco lettering-pieces gilt (joints slightly rubbed). Provenance: Frank C. Deering (1866-1939), Americana collector (morocco booklabel). FIRST EDITION, THE FRANK DEERING COPY.   Brickell compiled his Natural History of North-Carolina from his own first-hand observations, though much of his work is taken from John Lawson's A New Voyage to Carolina (1709). "Brickell took the book of Lawson, reworked it in his own fashion extended or curtailed and brought it to his time...there is, besides, much more language relating to the social condition of the Colony in Brickell...while Lawson sticks close to the natural, economic, and Indian history of the province (Stephen B. Weeks, Libraries and Literature in North Carolina in the Eighteenth Century). ESTC T143839; Sabin 7800. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 83 - BURBIDGE, Frederick William Thomas (1847-1905).  The Narcissus; its History and Culture. London; L. Reeve & Co., 1875.

BURBIDGE, Frederick William Thomas (1847-1905).  The Narcissus; its History and Culture. London; L. Reeve & Co., 1875. 8vo (244 x 165 mm). Half-title; 48 lithographed plates with hand-coloring. (Some minor spotting to a few preliminary leaves.) Original publisher's cloth gilt (spine sunned, some minor wear to extremities, hinges starting). Provenance: W. R. Price (signature). FIRST EDITION of Burbidge's study on the genus Narcissus. "In offering this short history of a popular genus of hardy bulbs, my object has been to assist horticulturists and amateurs by adding coloured figures to the excellent review of the genus which originally appeared in the 'Gardener's Chronicle' (1869)'" (Preface, p.[vii]).   Nissen BBI 297; Great Flower Books p.83.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 84 - BURROWS, George (1832-1909). On Disorders of the Cerebral Circulation. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846. FIRST EDITION.  

BURROWS, George (1832-1909). On Disorders of the Cerebral Circulation; And on the Connection between Affections of the Brain and Diseases of the Heart. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846.  8vo (222 x 140 mm). 6 hand-colored lithographic plates; 4pp. advertisements at beginning, 16pp. advertisements at end. (Some very minor spotting to preliminary leaves.) Original maroon blind-stamped cloth gilt (some light wear, spine sunned). Provenance: London Hospital Medical College (shelf label on spine, stamps).    FIRST EDITION of Burrow 's research, which was critical in dispelling the earlier hypothesis by Monro-Kellie that the blood volume in the brain remains constant. Burrows "demonstrated that the amount of blood in the brain can vary and this may be responsible for clinical signs," making this publication a "milestone in the study of cerebral vascular physiology" (McHenry). The advertisement at the read is a publisher 's catalog "Corrected April 1846." McHenry, Garrison 's History of Neurology, P237.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 85 - CASSINI, JACQUES. Tables astronomiques du soleil, de la lune, des planets, des etoiles fixes, et des satellites de Jupiter et de Saturne. Paris: de l'imprimerie royale, 1740.

CASSINI, JACQUES. Tables astronomiques du soleil, de la lune, des planets, des etoiles fixes, et des satellites de Jupiter et de Saturne. Paris: de l'imprimerie royale, 1740. 4to (248 x 192 mm). 26 engraved plates; engraved head-piece and initial. (Lacking the errata leaf as often, a few small spots or stains to a few leaves.) Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt, edges stained red (some overall wear). FIRST EDITION of Cassini's collection of astronomical tables.   Jacques Cassini succeeded his father as the head of the Paris Observatory. He was a cartesian, and an opponent of Newtonianism.  Houzeau & Lancaster 12793. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 86 - CASSINI, Jacques (1677-1756). Elements d'Astronomie. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1740.

CASSINI, Jacques (1677-1756). Elements d'Astronomie. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1740. 4to (248 x 190 mm). 21 engraved folding plates. (Some very minor spotting, mostly marginal dampstaining to a few leaves.) Contemporary calf gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt, edges stained red (joints starting, some light wear). Provenance: Early annotation on flyleaf; William S? (signature on title-page).   FIRST EDITION of Cassini's manual. His principal areas of interest were the study of planets and their satellites, including the structure of Saturn's rings and the observation and theory of comets and the tides. While his observations yielded important results, his biases as a Copernican and not a Newtonian diminished their theoretical value. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 87 - COQUEBERT, Antoine Jean (1753-1825). Illustratio Iconographica Insectorum"¦ Paris: Typis Petri Didot, [1798/9]-1804.  

COQUEBERT, Antoine Jean (1753-1825). Illustratio Iconographica Insectorum"¦ Paris: Typis Petri Didot, [1798/9]-1804.   3 parts in one volume, 4to (328 x 253 mm). 30 hand-colored engraved plates. Contemporary paper-backed boards, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt (some light rubbing). Provenance: Hans W. Taeuber (bookplate); Librairie Jacques Lechevalier (bookseller's ticket). FIRST EDITION OF COQUEBERT'S SCARCE WORK.   Complete copies of this important entomological study of insects in the Museum of Natural History in Paris are very rare, as the publisher's stock was destroyed by fire. Coquebert was a noted French naturalist and councilor to the royal court at Amiens and Rhiems.   A FINE WIDE-MARGINED COPY. Nissen ZBI 957. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 88 - CORNUT, Jacques Philippe (1606-1651). Canadensium plantarum, aliarúnque nondum editarum historia cui adiectum est ad calcem enchiridion botanicum parisiense. Paris: Simon le Moyne, 1635.  

CORNUT, Jacques Philippe (1606-1651). Canadensium plantarum, aliarúnque nondum editarum historia cui adiectum est ad calcem enchiridion botanicum parisiense. Paris: Simon le Moyne, 1635.   4to (238 x 132 mm). 68 full-page etchings in text. (Some occasional pale spotting and browning.) Modern brown morocco. Provenance: Early inscription dated 1670 on title; occasional marginalia and titling of some plates; Edward Sandford Burgess (bookplate); Ashton Allis (bookplate); sold Swann Galleries, 28 October 1971, lot 111; Dr. Anita Peek Gilger (her sale, Christie's New York, 14 October 2003, Lot 34). FRIST EDITION OF THE FIRST CANADIAN FLORA, describing and illustrating approximately thirty Northeast American species for the first time.   French physician Cornut never visited North America, but received plant specimens from the Robins family,   who supervised the gardens of Henry IV and the garden of the Paris Faculty of Medicine, and the Morin family, who owned several Parisian commercial nurseries. Cornut also includes five South African bulb plants, again illustrated here for the first time.   Cleveland Collections 190; Hunt 227; Nissen BBI 406. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 89 - COTTON, Charles (1630-1687). The Planters Manual: Being Instructions for the Raising, Planting, and Cultivating all sorts of Fruit-Trees. London: Henry Brome, 1675. FIRST EDITION.

COTTON, Charles (1630-1687). The Planters Manual: Being Instructions for the Raising, Planting, and Cultivating all sorts of Fruit-Trees, whether Stone-fruits or Pepin-fruits, with their Natures and Seasons. Very useful for such as are Curious in Planting and Grafting. London: Henry Brome, 1675.  8vo (157 x 90 mm). Engraved title-page "The planters manuell" on A1v (imprint cropped with old repair), publisher 's advertisements on final 2 leaves, several woodcut initials and head-pieces. (Some soiling and minor chipping.) Modern calf gilt, black morocco lettering-piece gilt.    FIRST EDITION of Cotton's English translation of R. Triquet's Instructions pour les Arbres Fruictiers, published in Paris by A. Bertier in 1653, according to F. Cardew 's Instructions pour les Arbres Fruictiers (Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, October 1950). ESTC R18563, Henrey 42; Hunt 337; Janson p. 111; Wing C-6388.  

Lot: 90 - DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Insectivorous Plants. London: John Murray, 1875.

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Insectivorous Plants. London: John Murray, 1875. 8vo (190 x 125 mm). Half-title; numerous in-text wood engravings after Darwin.   Original publisher's green cloth, covers decorated in blind, spine gilt (hinges just starting, some light wear to spine ends). Provenance: Rowland Ward (1848-1912), British taxidermist and founder of Rowland Ward Limited of Piccadilly, London (bookplate). FIRST EDITION, third thousand, with an updated errata slip. "These meticulous studies form a minor contribution to the evolutionary series by the study of the adaptations of such plants to impoverished conditions" (Freeman p.149).   Rowland Ward's firm specialized in taxidermy work on birds and big game trophies, and he was a well-known publisher of natural history books and big-game hunting narratives.   His father, Edwin Henry Ward, was also a taxidermist who traveled with John James Audubon.   Ward prepared bird skins for Audubon, which were later used in The Birds of America. Freeman 1219; Norman 601. A BRIGHT COPY. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 92 - [DEVILLE, Nicolas, translator] -- BAUHIN, Gaspar (1560-1624). Histoire des plantes de l 'Europe, et des plus usitees qui viennent d 'Asie, d 'Afrique, & d 'Amerique. Lyon: Chez les Freres Duplain, 1753.  

[DEVILLE, Nicolas, translator] -- BAUHIN, Gaspar (1560-1624). Histoire des plantes de l 'Europe, et des plus usitees qui viennent d 'Asie, d 'Afrique, & d 'Amerique. Lyon: Chez les Freres Duplain, 1753.   2 volumes, 8vo (165 x 91 mm). Half-title to vol.I; numerous woodcuts throughout. (Small wormtrack to lower corner margin of vol.I).   Contemporary French mottled calf gilt, red and brown morocco lettering-pieces gilt, edges stained red (upper cover to vol.II slightly bowed, some minor rubbing, hinges starting). Later edition of Bauhin's Histoire des plants de l'Europe..., first published in 1671, and here illustrated with woodcut figures of medicinal plants with names in Latin, French, Italian, Spanish and German throughout, named according to Pinax and Bauhin's nomenclature. Copies of any edition of Bauhin's work are rare on the market at auction.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 93 - DUHAMAL DU MONCEAULE, Henri Lewis (1700-1782). The Elements of Agriculture. London: P. Vaillant & T. Durham & R. Baldwin, 1764. FIRST EDITION.

DUHAMAL DU MONCEAULE, Henri Lewis (1700-1782). The Elements of Agriculture. Philip Miller, translator. London: P. Vaillant & T. Durham & R. Baldwin, 1764.  2 volumes, 8vo (203 x 123 mm). 14 copper engraved plates. (Some light toning.) Contemporary polished calf gilt, red and green morocco lettering-pieces gilt, edges speckled red (some scuffs and chipping to extremities). Provenance: Penn Libraries (shelfmarks "Library, Ben Damph. Forest").  FIRST EDITION of Duhamel 's treatise, which was a significant contribution to the advancement of technology for agriculture and well recognized in France. Philip Miller revised and translated the work from the French, making the technological advances developed in France available to a wider readership, particularly farmers in English. ESTC T130245. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 94 - EUCLID (fl. ca 300 B.C.). Euclidis Megarensis Mathematici Clarissimi Elementorum Geometricorum Libri XV"¦ Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1537.  

EUCLID (fl. ca 300 B.C.). Euclidis Megarensis Mathematici Clarissimi Elementorum Geometricorum Libri XV"¦ Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1537.   Folio (298 x 202 mm). Woodcut device on title-page, woodcut initials, woodcut illustrations. (Title torn crossing letters with old repair verso and lower corner renewed, closed tear on p.181 repaired, title slightly soiled). Contemporary vellum (endpapers renewed, slightly soiled). Provenance: Christen Sorensen Longomontanus (1562-1647), Danish astronomer (signature on title); Alexander Campbell (armorial bookplate). FIRST HERVAGIUS EDITION OF EUCLID IN LATIN, containing the complete works derived from Zanetti's 1505 translation, and including comments by Campanus, Hypiciles, and the rare preface by Philip Melanchthon, removed by censors in many copies.   DANISH ASTRONOMER CHRISTEN SORENSEN LONGOMONTANUS'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE.   Longomontanus was Tycho Brahe's assistant at the astronomical observatory of Uraniborg in 1589. There, Brahe, Longomontanus and Kepler worked to try to develop a theory to predict longitude at oppositions with complete accuracy. He had good "skill at manipulating observational data, and he may have played an important role in Tycho's remarkable research on the lunar theory" (DSB). He visited Frauenburg, where Copernicus had made his observations, and took a master's degree at Rostock. He was elected in 1605 to a professorship in the University of Copenhagen, where we became chair of mathematics in 1607, a position he held until his death.   Longomontanus developed Tycho's geoheliocentric model of the universe to public acceptance. When Tycho died in 1601, he had not yet completed his program for the restoration of astronomy.   Though the observational aspects were complete, Longomontanus selected and integrated the data into accounts of the motion of the planets and presented the results, which he published in his Astronomia Danica of 1622.   Though Kepler's Rudolphine Tables of 1627, based on Tycho's observations, are often believed to be more accurate than any previous tables, Longomontanus's tables, published in 1622, also based on Tycho's observations, were demonstrably more accurate. With several marginal annotations, presumably in Longomontanus 's hand. Adams H-974; Houzeau Lancaster 832. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 95 - EUCLID (fl. ca 300 B.C.). Euclidis Elementorum libri XV Graece & Latine... Paris: Apud Hieronymum de Marnef & Guillaume Cavellat, 1537.  Reprint of the first Gracilis edition of 1557.

EUCLID (fl. ca 300 B.C.). Euclidis Elementorum libri XV Graece & Latine... Paris: Apud Hieronymum de Marnef & Guillaume Cavellat, 1537.  8vo (164 x 104 mm). Woodcut device on title-page, woodcut printer's device at end; text in Greek and Latin; woodcut diagrams throughout. (Some minor browning or spotting, inkburn to the upper margin of a few leaves.) Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, hand-lettered on spine (lacking ties, soiled); quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: extensive early mostly marginal ink notes and diagrams.     Reprint of the first Gracilis edition of 1557 incorporating the corrections from that edition. The woodblock vignette on the title-page and the printer's device at end depict the coat-of-arms of Jerome of Marnef. Adams E-1001.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 96 - [EUCLID]. SCARBURGH, Charles, Sir (1616-1694). The English Euclide, Being The First Six Elements of Geometry, Translated out of the Greek, with Annotations and useful Supplements. Oxford: Printed at the Theater, 1705.  

[EUCLID]. SCARBURGH, Charles, Sir (1616-1694). The English Euclide, Being The First Six Elements of Geometry, Translated out of the Greek, with Annotations and useful Supplements. Oxford: Printed at the Theater, 1705.   Folio (349 x 224 mm). Half-title; engraved vignette of the Sheldonian theater on the title-page; numerous woodcut and typographic diagrams throughout. (Some minor mostly marginal dampstaining or spotting.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, some light wear, hinges reinforced). Provenance: Benedict Library (bookplate). FIRST EDITION of Scarburgh's translation of Euclide, published from his manuscript by his son.   Physician and mathematician Sir Charles Scarburgh was an original fellow of the Royal Society. Wallis, British Euclids p.5. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 97 - FONTENELLE, Bernad LeBouyer de (1657-1757). Elements de la Geometrie de l'infinie Suite des Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1727.

FONTENELLE, Bernad LeBouyer de (1657-1757). Elements de la Geometrie de l'infinie Suite des Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1727. 4to (250 x 189 mm). Woodcut device on title; engraved head-piece; one engraved folding plate. (Some minor spotting.) Modern half calf, marbled boards, edges sprinkled red. Provenance: The University of Keele Library, Turner Collection (presentation bookplate).   FIRST EDITION of Fontenelle's attempt at a theory of infinity. "In it he displayed his interest in the notion of infinity and his talent as a historian; in a few pages he retraces the history of the mathematical study of curved lines from Archimedes to Newton and Leibniz...According to Fontenelle, none of the geometers who had invented or employed the calculus of infinity had given a general theory to it; that is what he proposed to do" (DSB).   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 98 - FRISCH, Johann Leonhard (1666-1743). Beschreibung von allerley Insecten in Teutsch-Land. Berlin: Christoph Gottleib, 1721-1738.

FRISCH, Johann Leonhard (1666-1743). Beschreibung von allerley Insecten in Teutsch-Land. Berlin: Christoph Gottleib, 1721-1738. 13 parts in one volume, 8vo (200 x 157 mm). First title printed in red and black; engraved vignette headpieces; 40 copper engraved plates (many folding). (Some overall browning.) Contemporary mottled calf gilt, red morocco lettering-piece gilt (hinges starting).  Provenance: Theodoor Gerard van Lidth de Jeude (1788-1863) Dutch physician and zoologist (bookplate); N. A. Hamner (bookplate); Bengt-Olof Landin (1925-2006), Swedish professor of systematic zoology at Lund University (bookplate).   FIRST EDITIONS OF THE FIRST IMPORTANT GERMAN TREATISE ON INSECTS, issued over the course of 18 years, describing nearly 300 different insects, with most of the plates engraved from Frisch's own drawings by his son Philip Jacob.   "Frisch was a careful and diligent observer... He takes one insect at a time, describes its external features, figures it in all stages, if possible, and tells all that he has been able to discover about its mode of life" (Miall pp. 240-1).   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 99 - FUCHS, Leonhart (1501-1566).  Histoire des Plantes de M. Leonhart Fuschsius, avec les noms Grecs, Latins & Fracoys. Paris: Arnold Byrkman, 1549.

FUCHS, Leonhart (1501-1566).  Histoire des Plantes de M. Leonhart Fuschsius, avec les noms Grecs, Latins & Fracoys. Paris: Arnold Byrkman, 1549. 8vo (165 x 98 mm). 519 woodblock prints with early hand-coloring. (B2 printed in facsimile on laid paper, a few short tears or holes occasionally just touching letters, a few shoulder notes just shaved.) Later limp vellum (soiling). Provenance: Marginalia in an early hand; Maison de Poesis Fondation Belmont (small stamp on title and a few other leaves). Presumed second edition in French. Nissen records two Paris editions of 1549: a folio edition published by Jacques Gazeau, and the present edition.   Fuchs' work, "perhaps the most celebrated and most beautiful herbal ever published" (PMM), was first published in Latin as De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes in Basel in 1542. The popularity of Fuchs' work in France is evidenced by the numerous editions which appeared in quick succession from 1549 through 1558.   RARE: According to online records, only one copy of this scarce reduced edition of Fuchs, published in Paris by Arnold Byrkman, has sold at auction in the last 50 years. OCLC locates only 5 copies of this edition worldwide. Nissen BBI 665; not in Brunet, Hunt, NLM/Durling, or Wellcome. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 100 - GHISI, Martino (1715-1794).  Lettere Mediche. Cremona: Pietro Ricchini, 1749.  

GHISI, Martino (1715-1794).  Lettere Mediche. Cremona: Pietro Ricchini, 1749.   8vo (238 x 165 mm). Woodcut device on title, woodcut initials. Later half vellum, marbled boards, edges sprinkled red. FIRST EDITION. [Bound with:] [IBN AL-BEITHAR]. Ebembitar De Limonibus Tractatus Arabicus in Latinum ab Andrea Bellunensi. Edited by Martino Ghisi. Cremona: Pietro Ricchini, 1757.   A rare translation of the first citrus book, originally written in Arabic and translated in 1602 by Andrea Bellunensi. We trace no other editions of this work published after Ghisi's edited 1757 publication.   Ghisi, a physician in Cremona, Italy, studies under Paolo Valcarenghis before moving to Florence.   He returned to Cremona to practice medicine, and in 1747-1748, he combatted an epidemic which struck a large number of children and adolescents in the Cremona region. He made careful clinical and meteorological observations on the epidemic, which he published in the present pamphlet  Lettre mediche del Dottor M. Ghisi. The second section of the work presents the first complete scientific description of diphtheria. RARE: We trace no copy of either work ever sold at auction.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 101 - GILBERT, Samuel (d. 1692). The Florists Vade-mecum, Being a Choice Compendium of whatever Worthy Notice hath been Extant for the Propagation, Raising, Planting... the Rarest Flowers and Plants. London: for Thomas Simmons, 1682.

GILBERT, Samuel (d. 1692). The Florists Vade-mecum, Being a Choice Compendium of whatever Worthy Notice hath been Extant for the Propagation, Raising, Planting... the Rarest Flowers and Plants... Together with the Gardiners Almanack. London: for Thomas Simmons, 1682.   12mo (134 x 72 mm). 2 woodcut diagrams in-text. (Lacking the engraved portrait, D1, G10, and M8 torn with minor loss to text, several repaired tears.) Modern calf antique.  Provenance: W. Musgrave (1655-1721), British physician and antiquary (signature); William Forsyth (1737-1804), Scottish botanist (signature, 1798); manuscript note describing the publication of the work on front free endpaper.   FIRST EDITION.   The almanack has a separate title-page, "The gardeners almanack...With monthly directions what ought to be done in either kitchin or flower-garden," and covers the period 1683-1697. William Musgrave was elected to the Royal Society in 1684, and he was elected to the Royal College of Physicians in 1692. William Forsyth was a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society, and the genus Forsythia is named in his honor.    Henrey 157; ESTC R30408. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 102 - GRAVESANDE, Willem Jacob 's (1688-1742). Philosophiae Newtonianae Institutiones, in usus Academicos.   Bassani: Ex Typographia Remondini, 1749.

GRAVESANDE, Willem Jacob 's (1688-1742). Philosophiae Newtonianae Institutiones, in usus Academicos.   Bassani: Ex Typographia Remondini, 1749. 8vo (172 x 112 mm). Title printed in red and black, engraved vignette on title; 18 engraved folding plates. (Wormtrack in lower margin of first ca 11 leaves affecting imprint on title and wormhole in lower gutter margin last ca 23 leaves.) Contemporary vellum, spine gilt-lettered (some minor soiling, a few early geometric drawings on covers). FIRST EDITION IN ITALIAN of Gravesande's student textbook of Newton's physics, and the most influential introduction to Newton published prior to 1750. Although Gravesande published the work in 1723, it was not accepted in Italy 1749, the year it was published. Gravesande, Dutch philosopher and mathematician and member of the Royal Society, laid the foundation for the teaching of Physics. The present edition is an abridgement of his Physices Elementa Mathematica.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 103 - GREELY, Adolphus W. (1844-1935). Report of the Proceedings of the United States Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1888.  

GREELY, Adolphus W. (1844-1935). Report of the Proceedings of the United States Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1888.   2 volumes, 4to. 6 maps and charts (one folding), numerous plates and illustrations. Original half calf gilt (some rubbing and wear). Provenance:     FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, WITH AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED laid-in: "For Capt. Schaff['s friend?] with compliments of A. W. Greely U. S. Army Mch. 28, '89."   The official report of Greely's ill-fated expedition to explore the northwest coast of Greenland, during which most of the party would perish before the could be rescued in 1884.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 104 - GREW, Nehemiah (1641-1712). Anatomie des Plantes.   Paris: Lambert Roulland, 1675.

GREW, Nehemiah (1641-1712). Anatomie des Plantes.   Paris: Lambert Roulland, 1675. 12mo (148 x 80 mm). Engraved frontispiece, engraved head-pieces and figures; woodcut tail-pieces and initials. (Two leaves roughly opened, not affecting text, tiny spots on a few leaves, some minor worm-holes in lower gutter margin occasionally touching letters.) Contemporary French mottled calf gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt, edges stained red (a few wormholes on the spine, hinges starting). Provenance: Librairie Jacques Lechevalier (bookseller's ticket). FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of Grew's first book, published in 1672, The Anatomy of Vegetables Begun, "the first published study of the development of a plant from seed to seed" (LeFanu). Hunt 338; Pritzel 3554. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 105 - GUILLEMEAU, Jeune ( "Jean Louis Marie") (1766-1850). Histoire Naturelle de la Rose. Paris: Vatar-Jouannet, 1800.

GUILLEMEAU, Jeune ( "Jean Louis Marie") (1766-1850). Histoire Naturelle de la Rose, où l'on decrit ses differentes especes, sa culture, ses vertus et ses proprietes; suivie de la corbeille des rose, ou choix de ce que les Anciens et les Modernes ont ecrit de plus gracieux sur la rose; et de l'histoire des Insectes qui vivent sur le rosier. Paris: Vatar-Jouannet, 1800.  8vo (156 x 95 mm). Errata leaf, half-title, engraved folding frontispiece, folding letterpress table. (Some occasional very light spotting, some creasing.) Contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards, new red morocco lettering-piece gilt (some rubbing).    FIRST EDITION of French physician and naturalist Guillemeau's work about roses. The 5 sections include: an introduction with discussion of types and varieties; an analytical table based on Lamarck 's classification; an examination of cultivation of numerous varieties; insects affecting roses; literary lore, poetry, and prose featuring roses; medicinal uses of roses; and recipes for rosewater, oils, vinegars, and syrups. Johnston 660; Pritzel 3643; Stock 1102; not in Nissen.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 106 - HALE, Thomas (fl. 1750).   Eden: or, a Compleat Body of Gardening.... London: for T. Osborne, T. Trye, S. Crowder, and H. Woodgate, [1756-]1757.  

HALE, Thomas (fl. 1750).   Eden: or, a Compleat Body of Gardening.... London: for T. Osborne, T. Trye, S. Crowder, and H. Woodgate, [1756-]1757.   Folio (420 x 260 mm). Engraved frontispiece, 60 engraved plates. (Some minor soiling, spotting or offsetting, ca 50 leaves with minor marginal worming.) Contemporary English blind-panelled calf (neatly rebacked and repaired). Provenance: William McElwain Talbot (gift inscription, 1978). FIRST EDITION, intended as a companion to the Compleat Body of Husbandry (London, 1756). Issued in 60 weekly parts, each including "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 in its place in [Linnaeus's] sexual system, which is explained. Advice is offered on what to do each month in the kitchen, flower, and fruit gardens" (Henrey p.98).   Henrey III.776; Hunt 559; Nissen BBI 880. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 107 - HALLER, Albrecht von (1708-1777). Opuscula sua Botanica. Gottingen: J. Wilhelm Schmid, 1749. FIRST EDITION.

HALLER, Albrecht von (1708-1777). Opuscula sua Botanica. Prius Edita Recensuit Retractavit Auxit Coniuncta Edidit. Gottingen: J. Wilhelm Schmid, 1749.  8vo (185 x 105 mm).   Title printed in red and black, engraved coat of arms on title-page, 5 folding engraved plates, numerous woodcut decorations. (Some occasional light toning.) Contemporary half calf over marbled boards gilt, edges speckled edges (chipping to spine ends, some rubbing , corners lightly bumped); glassine. Provenance: Robert James Shuttleworth (1810-1874), English Botanist (bookplate)  FIRST EDITION of Haller 's work including information about plants from different localities, habitats, and developmental phases. Haller was a Swiss naturalist and was the first botanist to realize the importance of herbaria to study variation in plants. Opuscula sua Botanica  derives from 6 pamphlets, each providing extensive discussion on alpine plants, and the history of botany from his own observations.   From the collection of Robert James Shuttleworth, noted British Botanist and malacologist. Hunt 535; Pritzel 3722; Stafleu & Cowan 2308.     Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 108 - HAYE, Thomas and Jacques VINCENT. Regle horaire universelle pour tracer des cadrans solaires sur toutes sortes de plans regulaires, declinans & inclinez. Paris: Jacques Vincent, 1716.  

HAYE, Thomas and Jacques VINCENT. Regle horaire universelle pour tracer des cadrans solaires sur toutes sortes de plans regulaires, declinans & inclinez. Paris: Jacques Vincent, 1716.   4to (222 x 164 mm). 46 engraved plates (3 folding). (Minor marginal losses to a few plates, a few plates with minor repairs, a few separations to folds of folding plates, some minor soiling or spotting.) Contemporary mottled calf (rebacked preserving portion of old spine, lettering-piece, and endpapers, some staining). Provenance: Bourdet Delongchamps? (signature, initials on verso of a few plates); Jean Condamin (signature 1939). FIRST EDITION of Haye and Vincent's extensive treatise on gnomics and the formation and use of sundials. Haye, a manufacturer of sundials, presents several models with descriptions of the instruments and directions for their use. Houzeau and Lancaster, 11591 Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 109 - HENKEL, Johann Friedrich (1678-1744). Pyritologie, ou Histoire Naturelle de la Pyrite...on y a Joint le Flora Saturnisans...et les opuscules mineralogiques... Paris: Jean-Thomas Herissant, 1760.  

HENKEL, Johann Friedrich (1678-1744). Pyritologie, ou Histoire Naturelle de la Pyrite...on y a Joint le Flora Saturnisans...et les opuscules mineralogiques... Paris: Jean-Thomas Herissant, 1760.   4to (249 x 194 mm). Half-title; engraved frontispiece, 5 engraved folding plates. (Some minor browning or spotting to a few quires, a few marginal pencil annotations.) Contemporary calf gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt (rebacked preserving original spine, corners renewed, some light wear.)   FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of Henckel's study on pyrites, first published in German in 1725.   German naturalist, chemist and mineralogist, Henckel was one of the pioneers of inorganic chemistry. His work on pyrites was influential on porcelain fabrication, particularly in Saxony, and in recognition of his contributions, he was named mining councilor to the elector of Saxony. The French edition was translated by Baron d'Holback, and the plates are by Pelletier and Patte. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 110 - HILL, Daniel M.D. Practical Observations on the use of Oxygen, or  Vital Air, in the  Cure of Diseases: to which are added a few experiments on the Vegetation of Plants.  London: for F. C. & J. Rivington, 1820.  

HILL, Daniel M.D. Practical Observations on the use of Oxygen, or  Vital Air, in the  Cure of Diseases: to which are added a few experiments on the Vegetation of Plants.  London: for F. C. & J. Rivington, 1820.   8vo. 5 engraved plates. (A few small spots.) ORIGINAL BOARDS, UNCUT, printed paper labels to upper cover and spine (upper cover detached, a few old repairs). Provenance: H. P. Hope (inscription). Second edition, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY HILL to H. P. Hope: "With grateful esteem and respect from the author to H. P. Hope. Esqr." "In a philosophical point of view, it was almost impossible not to conceive, that the singularly fortunate discovery of the chemical properties of the air of our atmosphere...must lead to   great and salutary effects in the cure of many diseases peculiar to the human frame" including Asthma (Introduction, p.2).   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 111 - HOOKER, William Jackson, Sir (1785-1865). British Jungermanniae. Being a history and description, with coloured figures, of each species of the genus, and microscopical analyses of the parts. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, [1812]-1816.

HOOKER, William Jackson, Sir (1785-1865).   British Jungermanniae. Being a history and description, with coloured figures, of each species of the genus, and microscopical analyses of the parts. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, [1812]-1816. Folio (470 x 294 mm). Half-title; 88 engraved plates with hand-coloring. (Spotting to half-title and preliminary leaves, very minor spotting throughout.) Contemporary russia gilt (rebacked, some minor wear). Provenance: Dawson Turner (1775-1858), English botanist (signature, presentation inscription). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY TO THE DEDICATEE DAWSON TURNER, ONE OF 10 OR FEWER LARGE-PAPER COPIES of Hooker's "most beautiful work" (DSB) INSCRIBED BY HOOKER: "Not above 10 copies printed in folio -- Dawson Turner from the Author." Dawson Turner was Hooker's father-in-law, and a noted botanist in the field of cryptogamic plants. He was the author of Natural History of Fuci, and formed a large collection of algae, which was later integrated with Hooker's herbarium at Kew. ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY TURNER. Nissen BBI  916; Stafleu & Cowan 2987.   A SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 113 - HOWARD, John Eliot (1807-1883).   The Quinology of the East Indian Plantations. London: L. Reeve & Co.,, 1869-1876.    

HOWARD, John Eliot (1807-1883).   The Quinology of the East Indian Plantations. London: L. Reeve & Co.,, 1869-1876.     3 parts in one volume, folio (495 x 351 mm). Half-title; 15 lithographed plates (13 with hand-coloring), 2 mounted albumen photographs. (Some minor mostly marginal spotting to a few leaves.) Original publisher's green gilt-decorated cloth by Westley with their ticket (lower joint repaired, hinges starting, some very light wear to extremities, otherwise bright).   FRIST EDITION of Howard's rare work on growing quinine in South East Asia. As early as 1827, Howard showed interest in what would prove to be his life's work: the extraction of the anti-malaria drug quinine from the bark of the  Cinchona (Cinchonaceae) tree in South America. He published his first report on the subject in 1852. After the tree was introduced to India from the Andes, Howard examined the bark and produced this, his second major work, on his findings.   He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his important work. RARE: We trace only 4 copies of Howard's work at auction in the last 45 years. A BRIGHT COPY.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 114 - HOWORTH, Henry Hoyle, Sir (1842-1923). The Glacial Nightmare and the Flood. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1893. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY.

HOWORTH, Henry Hoyle, Sir (1842-1923). The Glacial Nightmare and the Flood A Second Appeal to Common Sense from the Extravagance of Some Recent Geology. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1893.  2 volumes, 8vo. Publisher 's green cloth gilt, rear covers blind-stamped, uncut and unopened (some light wear). Provenance: Matthew White Ridley (1842-1904), 1st Viscount Ridley, 2nd Baron Wensleydale (presentation inscription, armorial bookplate, shelfmarks).  FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY HOWORTH: "To the Right Honorable Sir M.W. Ridley"¦ From his old friend the author, June 1900." Howorth, a conservative British politician, was alson an amateur geologist and historian. In The Glacial Nightmare, he refutes Scottish geologist Charles Lyell 's Uniformitarianist theories that known natural causes could explain geological features.  Howorth disparaged theories of the ice age in favor of Creationist beliefs like neo-diluvialism, aimed at reconciling observed geological features with biblical descriptions of the great flood in Genesis. Ridley, the recipient of this copy, was also a conservative British politician; he received the work form Howard gifted just after his term as Home Secretary ended. A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY.     Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 115 - HUXLEY, Thomas Henry (1825-1895). An Elementary Atlas of Comparative Osteology. London: Williams and Norgate, 1864.

HUXLEY, Thomas Henry (1825-1895). An Elementary Atlas of Comparative Osteology. London: Williams and Norgate, 1864. Folio (375 x 304 mm). 12 double-page lithographed plates by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. (Dampstaining to lower corner, some browning.) Original brown gilt-lettered cloth (rebacked, endpapers renewed, some light wear). Provenance: Clinton Hall Association, N.Y., Mercantile Library (stamps on plates). FIRST EDITION, "the figures in the present Atlas are intended simply to aid students in comprehending the general arrangement of the bony framework of the Vertebrata, and some of its most important modifications" (Introduction). Nissen ZBI 2064.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 116 - HUYGENS, CHRISTIAN. Opera Reliqua. Amsterdam: Jansonio-Waesbergios, 1728.

HUYGENS, CHRISTIAN. Opera Reliqua. Amsterdam: Jansonio-Waesbergios, 1728. 3 parts in 2 volumes, 4to (255 x 196 mm). 56 (of 57) engraved plates (lacking plate XIV in Vol.II, provided in facsimile); titles printed in red and black. (Some minor browning, minor marginal dampstaining to a few leaves.) Contemporary calf-backed sprinkled boards gilt, uncut (rebacked preserving original spine, some light rubbing). Second edition, with several sections previously published in 1703 as Posthuma Opuscula. Contents include: Volume I, Tractatus de Lumine. Dissertatio de Causa Gravitatis. Geometrica demonstratio Theorematum Hugenianorum...; Volume II, Part I, Opscula Posthuma: Dioptrica. Commentarii de formandis poliendisque vitris ad Telescopia.; Volume II, Part II, Opuscula Posthuma: Dissertation de Coronis et Parheliis... The varied sections demonstrate the range of interest and depth of knowledge of Huygens, who invented the pendulum clock, discovered the Orion nebula and Saturn's moon, Titan, and who made important contributions in the fields of geometry and mechanics.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 117 - JUSSIEU, Antoine Laurent (1748-1836). Genera Plantarum Secundum Ordines Naturales Disposita. Paris: Veuve Herissant and Theophile Barrois, 1789.

JUSSIEU, Antoine Laurent (1748-1836). Genera Plantarum Secundum Ordines Naturales Disposita. Paris: Veuve Herissant and Theophile Barrois, 1789. 8vo (201 x 126 mm). Errata leaf at end. (Some browning, worm hole to upper margin of last ca 45 leaves not affecting text.)   Contemporary sheep gilt (old repairs to joints, some wear). FIRST EDITION of Jussieu's fundamental work on the classification of plants, the first to arrange "plant genera in a natural system based on the correlation of a great number of characteristics...Some of the elements of Genera plantarum...remain a part of the present-day system of botanical classification" (Norman). Hunt 703; Norman 1194; Stafleu & Cowan 589. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 118 - LACEPEDE, Bernard Germain de (1759-1825). Historie Naturelle des Quadrupedes Ovipares et des Serpens. Paris: Hotel de Thou, 1788-1789.

LACEPEDE, Bernard Germain de (1759-1825). Historie Naturelle des Quadrupedes Ovipares et des Serpens. Paris: Hotel de Thou, 1788-1789. 2 volumes only, 4to (253 x 182 mm). 63 engraved plates; 2 folding tables. (Some minor browning or spotting.) Contemporary mottled calf gilt, red and orange lettering-pieces gilt, edges stained red (joints starting, some light wear). Provenance: J. Fauquer Lamberg? (inscription on a separate sheet tipped in). FIRST EDITION of the first comprehensive summary of amphibians and reptiles.   Lacepede befriended Buffon, who in 1785 appointed him sub-demonstrator in the Jardin du Roi.   Buffon proposed that he continue his monumental Histoire Naturelle, which he did with this work. The plates after de Seve depict the animals within their natural landscapes. Nissen ZBI 2350. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 119 - LAPLACE, Pierre Simon de, Marquis (1749-1827). The System of the World. 1809. $1,500.

LAPLACE, Pierre Simon de, Marquis (1749-1827). The System of the World. 1809. $1,500. 2 volumes, 8vo (215 x 124 mm). Half-titles; 4pp. publisher's advertisements in vol. II. (Minor spotting to a few leaves.) Original paper-backed boards, uncut.   FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH.   Laplace's important work on astronomy was translated by J. Pond, who notes: "The reader will find the angular measures and measures of time used by the author reduced in the margin to the sexigesimal system adopted in this country; this was thought better than altering the text o an original work of such importance" (Note, p.vi). The note is followed by a table of French measures on the facing page. A FINE COPY IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 120 - LAWRENCE, John (1688-1732). The Clergy-Man 's Recreation: Shewing the Pleasure and Profit of the Art of Gardening. Fifth edition. "“The Gentleman 's Recreation. Second edition. "“The Lady 's Recreation. FIRST EDITION. London: Bernard Lintott, 1717.

LAURENCE, John ( "John Lawrence" or "Charles Evelyn") (1688-1732). The Clergy-Man 's Recreation: Shewing the Pleasure and Profit of the Art of Gardening. "“The Gentleman 's Recreation. "“The Lady 's Recreation"¦ by Charles Evelyn. London: Bernard Lintott, 1717.  3 works in one volume, 8vo (192 x 118 mm). 3 engraved frontispieces by Simon Gribelin, 3 folding engraved plates, numerous woodcut initials, head-and-tail-pieces. (Some spotting, browning or staining, some marginal chipping.) Contemporary English panelled calf gilt (rebacked, preserving old endpapers, some minor rubbing.) Provenance: Baron Buchan Hepburn Bar (armorial bookplate).  Fifth edition of the first work, second edition of the second work. FIRST EDITION of the third work, the first publication of Kalendarium Hortense by Lawrence, which is a reduction of John Evelyn 's work, interspersed with many useful additions. "The first original eighteenth-century English treatise on gardening did not appear until the London bookseller Barnaby Bernard Lintot, or Lintott, published in 1714 The Clergy-Man 's Recreation by John Laurence" (Henrey II, pp. 415). Not only was The Clergy-Man 's Recreation Laurence's first published treatise on gardening,  it also "possesses a historic interest because it contains one of the earliest published records of the transmission of a virus by grafting" (Henrey, p. 416, 417). Henrey II, p. 415; Hunt and Willis, editors. The Genius of Place: The English Landscape Garden, 1620-1820.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 121 - LEEUWENHOEK, Antoni Van (1632-1723), Nehemiah GREW (1641-1712), Robert BOYLE (1627-1691). Recueil d'experiences et observations sur le combat"¦ Sur les saveurs, sur les odeurs, sur le sang, sur le lait, &c. Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1679.

LEEUWENHOEK, Antoni Van (1632-1723), Nehemiah GREW (1641-1712), Robert BOYLE (1627-1691). Recueil d'experiences et observations sur le combat, qui procede du melange des corps. Sur les saveurs, sur les odeurs, sur le sang, sur le lait, &c. Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1679.   8vo (160 x 90 mm). Engraved frontispiece, one engraved plate; 1p. publisher's advertisements at end.   FIRST EDITION.   In his introduction, Louis Le Vasseur describes the three articles, and explains their inclusion in the work. Grew's article, originally published in English, has been translated to French of the importance of his experiments. Boyle's treatise includes information on 24 experiments, 12 dealing with flavors, and 12 dealing with odors.   Le Vasseur explains that he decided to include Leeuwenhoek's article because his experiments and observations on blood and milk are worthy of the curiosity of scholars. The treatise by Leeuwenhoek contains five articles written between April 1674 and February 1678, providing observations for experiments conducted in April, June and July 1674, August 1675, and February 1678. The fifth article, apparently unrecorded in Dobell, may be published here for the first time. In these articles, Leeuwenhoek describes in particular the deformability and agglutination of red blood cells.   RARE: according to online records, only two copies of this work have sold at auction in the last 45 years. NLM/Krivatsy 4991; Wellcome III, 164 Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 122 - LEEUWENHOEK, Antoni van (1632-1723). Anatomia seu interiora rerum. Leiden: Cornelius Boutesteyn, 1687. --Continuatio epistolarum. Leiden: Cornelius Boutesteyn, 1689

LEEUWENHOEK, Antoni van (1632-1723). Anatomia seu interiora rerum. Leiden: Cornelius Boutesteyn, 1687. --Continuatio epistolarum. Leiden: Cornelius Boutesteyn, 1689 2 works in one volume, small 4to (195 x 155 mm). First work: engraved title-page, 6 engraved plates; numerous in-text engravings. Second work: 11 engraved plates in the second work.   Early Latin edition of the first work, FIRST LATIN EDITION of the second work, of the letters that were published in Dutch by Boutesteyn, a variant state of the first work with the title spelled correctly on the title-page and with some of the mis-paginations corrected.   With de Hooghe's Artemis frontispiece, dated 1685. With the full Latin text for letters 43, 42, 38, 28, 29, 30, 31, 35, 46, 47, 45, 48, 50, 51, and 52 (first work), and 53-60 (second work). Leeuwenhoek submitted several letters to Robert Hooke for presentation to the Royal Society of London, covering a range of investigations for animals, plants and minerals. Dobell 23A; Dobell 24; Wellcome III, p. 477; see lensonleeuwenhoek.net/timeline/tax/publications. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 122A - LEUPOLD, Jacob (1674-1727). Theatrum machinarum hydrotechnicarum. Schau-Platz der Wasser-Bau-Kunst. Leipzig: Christoph Zunkel, 1724.  

LEUPOLD, Jacob (1674-1727). Theatrum machinarum hydrotechnicarum. Schau-Platz der Wasser-Bau-Kunst. Leipzig: Christoph Zunkel, 1724.   Folio (364 x 236 mm). Half-title; 51 engraved plates (A few repairs to title just touching letters, some browning.) Contemporary tree calf gilt, modern red morocco lettering-piece gilt on upper cover (rebacked preserving original spine, some light wear). FIRST EDITION of the Theatrum machinarium hydrotechnicarum, second of a ten-volume series entitled Theatrum machinarum, each volume of which is complete in itself. Leupold was one of the major transmitters of the machine designs and technological images of Francesco di Giorgio Martini, the Sienese painter, sculptor and architect whose writings and drawings provided the chief source of inspiration (albeit one not always recognized) for several generations foe engineers" (Norman). Norman 1339.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 123 - LEMAIRE, Charles (1800-1871). Le Jardin Fleuriste, journal general des progres et des interets horticoles et botaniques. Ghent: F. & E. Gyselinck, 1851-1854.

LEMAIRE, Charles (1800-1871). Le Jardin Fleuriste, journal general des progres et des interets horticoles et botaniques. Ghent: F. & E. Gyselinck, 1851-1854. 4 volumes, 8A (240 x 157 mm). Half-titles. 405 lithographic plates (of which 403 are printed in color and finished by hand, occasionally heightened with gum-arabic, 26 are folding, 2 are uncolored folding plates), numerous illustrations, some full-page. (Some spotting or offsetting, a few quires becoming loose or disbound.) Contemporary calf-backed boards (some wear, hinges starting). FIRST EDITION. This fine periodical has a definite preference for the exotic: there are about 60 orchids shown, a similar number of bromeliads and many other plants suitable only for the hot-house in northern Europe. There is some confusion about the number of plates, caused by the double-numbering of most of the folding plates. Nissen calls for 430 plates, but Stafleu and Cowan record a number of double-numbered plates which are the folding plates in the present copy. Nissen BBI 2338; Stafleu-Cowan TL2 4376. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 124 - LE MONNIER, Pierre Charles (1715-1799). Institutions Astronomiques, ou Lecons Elementaires d'Astronomie, pour servir d'Introduction a la Physique Celeste and a la Science des Longitudes.  Paris: Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Jacques Guerin, 1746.

LE MONNIER, Pierre Charles (1715-1799). Institutions Astronomiques, ou Lecons Elementaires d'Astronomie, pour servir d'Introduction a la Physique Celeste and a la Science des Longitudes.  Paris: Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin & Jacques Guerin, 1746. 4to (248 x 190 mm). 15 copperplate engraved folding plates. (Small pale spots to a few leaves.) Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, edges sprinkled red, black morocco lettering-piece gilt (joints starting, some light wear). FIRST EDITION of Le Monnier's best-known work, the first important general manual of astronomy in France.   The framework of the Institutions Astronomiques was essentially a translation of John Keill's Introduciton ad vera Astronomic (London, 1731), but Le Monnier included important additions and new tables of the sun and moon.   Houzeau & Lancaster 9244.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 125 - LINNAEUS, Carolus (1707-1778). Materia Medica, Liber I. de Plantis. Stockholm: Laurentius Salvius, 1749.  

LINNAEUS, Carolus (1707-1778). Materia Medica, Liber I. de Plantis. Stockholm: Laurentius Salvius, 1749.   8vo (205 x 115 mm). Engraved folding frontispiece (bound to face p.1) and one engraved folding plate. (Some minor spotting, minor worming to gutter margin of first and last few leaves.) Contemporary mottled calf (rebacked preserving old lettering-piece and endpapers). Provenance: a few early annotations on flyleaf; engraved plate tipped to front free endpaper. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF LINNAEUS'S MOST IMPORTANT MEDICAL WORK, including the Linnaean names of over 500 medicinal plants, including proper genera and species for several, and noting their medicinal effects.   Linnaeus never completed subsequent editions of his work, although unauthorized editions based on his dissertations on animals (Book II) and minerals (Book III) were published in 1763. VERY RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only two copies of this work have appeared at auction in the last 45 years.    Soulsby 948; Wellcome III, 526. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 126 - LOUDON, John Claudius ( "J.C.") (1783-1843). The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphry Repton. London & Edinburgh: Longman & Co., & A. & C. Black, 1840. NEW EDITION.

LOUDON, John Claudius ( "J.C.") (1783-1843). The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphry Repton. London & Edinburgh: Longman & Co., & A. & C. Black, 1840.  8vo (221 X 139 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, 253 illustrations and plans. (Very occasional light spotting.) Original gray cloth blind-stamped and gilt (some minor staining, spine sunned, some minor wear especially to spine ends and extremities).    New edition of Humphry Repton's work, edited by John Claudius Loudon, with an historical and scientific introduction, biographical notice, notes, and an index. Loudon, a Scottish botanist, was a prolific author on landscape design and was instrumental in the adoption of the term "landscape architecture" by the profession. Repton is widely considered the last great English landscape designer of the 18th-century.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 127 - MAGNI, Pietro Paolo (b. 1525). Discorsi intorno al sanguinar i corpi humani il modo di ataccare le sanguisuche e ventose a far frittioni e vesicatorii. Rome: Bartolomeo Bonfadion e Tito Diani, 1584.

MAGNI, Pietro Paolo (b. 1525). Discorsi intorno al sanguinar i corpi humani il modo di ataccare le sanguisuche e ventose a far frittioni e vesicatorii. Rome: Bartolomeo Bonfadion e Tito Diani, 1584. 4to (226 x 164 mm). Engraved title within architectural border, 11 engraved plates. (Engraved title bound in on a stub, some minor spotting or staining.) Later mottled calf (neatly rebacked). Provenance: Robert J. Moes (bookplate). FIRST EDITION of Magni's treatise on the art of bleeding and the use of leeches in therapeutic medicine.   Magni, an Italian surgeon in Piacenza, was a practitioner of phlebotomy, and also wrote a treatise on cautery. The fine engravings are by Adamo Ghisi,   and depict the methods that can be used for bloodletting on various places on the body. VERY RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only one complete copy of this edition of this work has sold at auction in the last 40 years. Mortimer Italian II, 267; Wellcome I, 3959.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 128 - MAIGNON, L 'Abbe. Traite Complet d 'Arithmetique, a l 'usage des Commercans, Commissionnaires, &c. Lausanne: Andre FISCHER & Luc VINCENT, 1798.

MAIGNON, L 'Abbe. Traite Complet d 'Arithmetique...  Lausanne: Andre FISCHER & Luc VINCENT, 1798.  8vo (208 x 159 mm). 2 diagrams. (A few stains, occasional spotting, one chip not affecting text.) Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, edges sprinkled red (some rubbing, some chipping). Provenance: Honore Techtermann (elaborate signature, 1817).  SCARCE extensive treatise on the use of arithmetic for different aspects of commercial or practical mathematical computation. Maignon specifically prepared this work for people living in Canton of Berne near Fribourg.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 129 - MANN, James (1759-1832). Medical Sketches of the Campaigns of 1812, 13, 14. Denham: H. Mann and Co., 1816. FIRST EDITION.

MANN, James ( "James") (1759-1832). Medical Sketches of the Campaigns of 1812, 13, 14. To which are added, Surgical Cases; Observations on Military Hospitals; and Flying Hospitals Attached to a Moving Army. Denham: H. Mann and Co., 1816.    8vo (237 x 145 mm). (Browning and offsetting, a few tears with minor losses to blank leaves.) Original publisher 's gray printed boards, lettering-piece printed in blue on paper, uncut and unopened (some chipping or staining).    FIRST EDITION of "the primary record of medicine during the War of 1812," (Garrison-Morton 2161.1). It contains a "Dissertation on Dysentery" which won the Boylstonian Prize Medal in 1806, as well as an observation on the Winter Epidemic of 1815-16, denominated Peripneumonia Notha, as it appears at Sharon and Rochester, State of Massachusetts. Mann served as an Army Hospital Surgeon and as a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He served three years in the American Revolution and another three years in the War of 1812. His "chapter on surgery (pages 206-33) is especially invaluable for its first-hand descriptions of the treatment of wounds" (Rutkow, The History of Surgery in the United States, GS4). Howes M-258; Garrison-Morton 2161.1.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 130 - [MANUSCRIPT]. KOLLAR, Vincenz (1797-1860). "Abbildung und Beschreibung schadlicher Insecten. Ms. mit aquarellierten Handzeichnungen." [Vienna, ca 1839-1847].  

[MANUSCRIPT]. KOLLAR, Vincenz (1797-1860). "Abbildung und Beschreibung schadlicher Insecten. Ms. mit aquarellierten Handzeichnungen." [Vienna, ca 1839-1847].   Various folio, 4to, and 8vo sizes (sheets approximately 420 x 325 mm or smaller). 9 watercolors by Kollar, most tipped to cardboard backing; approximately 63pp. manuscript in German in ink, most in Kollar's hand, many on bifolia.   Loose in card portfolio with hand-lettering (some soiling and minor losses).   A collection of original documents and watercolors by eminent Austrian entomologist Vincenz Kollar, including descriptions and illustrations of harmful insects, and depicting various wasps, beetles, larvae, flies, and moths. The watercolors, most of which include several illustrations on one sheet, are carefully executed.   The manuscript material includes several texts signed and dated by Kollar, and include one manuscript of Michael Babusnik, and another signed "Zimmerman." Kollar was Curator of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, where he worked primarily with insects collected on expeditions, particularly specimen from the Austrian Brazil Expedition of 1817-1835. The gall wasp was named Cynips Kollari in his honor.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 131 - [MANUSCRIPT - BOTANICAL] -- [VAILLANT, Sebastien (1662-1759)]. MERAT, Laurent Germain (1712-1790). "Botanicum parisiense, operis majoris prodituri prodromus." [France]: n.p., n.d.

[MANUSCRIPT - BOTANICAL] -- [VAILLANT, Sebastien (1662-1759)]. MERAT, Laurent Germain (1712-1790). "Botanicum parisiense, operis majoris prodituri prodromus." [France]: n.p., n.d. 8vo (240 x 138 mm). 200ll. Manuscript in French, ink, 2 with diagrams showing Tournefort or Linnaeus's systems of classification. (Some occasional spotting.) Contemporary French mottled calf, smooth spine gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt (spine ends neatly repaired, some very light rubbing). A manuscript copy in a legible hand by Merat of Vaillant's Botanicon parisiense, operis majoris prodituri prodromus, an inventory of plants in the environs of Paris published 1723. Tipped in on thick paper at the beginning is a facsimile of a note from Linneaus to Bernard Jussieu.   Laurent Germain Merat was a pharmacist in Auxerre, and a member of the Literary Society there. He was friends with both Bernard de Jussieu and Linnaeus.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 132 - [MANUSCRIPT - BOTANY AND MINERALOGY]. [JUSSIEU, Bernard de]. "Tableau des principales proprietes des plantes usuelles en medicine extraites des dictees botaniques de Bernard de Jussieu." [France, ca 1775-1780]. Bound with 2 other titles.

[MANUSCRIPT - BOTANY AND MINERALOGY]. [JUSSIEU, Bernard de]. "Tableau des principales proprietes des plantes usuelles en medicine extraites des dictees botaniques de Bernard de Jussieu." -- "Tableau des poisons vegetaux." -- "Tableau des poisons mineraux." [France, ca 1775-1780]. 3 sheets folding into 8vo covers (the largest 445 x 572 mm). Tables hand-lettered in French, in ink within rule borders. (A few short tears at folds, a few small stains.) 18th-century pink paper-backed paste-paper-covered boards, hand-lettered label on spine. (Some light wear).   The large table of common medicinal plants is based on the "dictees botaniques" in the lessons of Bernard de Jussieu. It displays a classic pharmacopoeia describing plants to be used to cure various diseases.   The two tables of poisons appear to be original. In them, the author lists herbal and mineral cures for various symptoms, and how to minister or apply the cure.   He also describes alternative methods when the antidote is ineffective, and lists reagents and chemical methods to use to treat mineral poisons.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 133 - [MANUSCRIPT - CIPHERING]. EVANS, Cadwallader. Ciphering Book of a Colonial Schoolboy. [Philadelphia], 6 April-26 July 1763.  

[MANUSCRIPT - CIPHERING]. EVANS, Cadwallader. Ciphering Book of a Colonial Schoolboy. [Philadelphia], 6 April-26 July 1763.   Folio (330 x 210 mm). 37 II. Manuscript in English, in ink, with diagrams, comprising Geometry and Trigonometry (ff.1-6), land surveying (ff.7-19), and plain, traverse, oblique and Mercator sailing (ff.20-37). With an elaborate surveying map, compass, and several diagrams. (Some mostly marginal chipping or tearing occasionally affecting text, small losses to the corners of two leaves.) Original red linen over boards, hand-lettered "C. E." on upper cover. (Upper hinge broken A portion of the surveying exercise appears to come from William Leybourn's The Compleat Surveyor (see the fourth edition, published 1679, pp. 292-294). Evans personalizes his ciphering book on the first page, including a drawing of his rooster, "Belon is Narr Cock's Father or the Bony Cock a Doodle Doo."   The drawing includes the rooster's spurs, with a note: "Spurr um up my Boy." Evans also includes an aphorism about doing good deeds.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 134 - [MANUSCRIPT - GEOMETRY]. "Farragine Matematica E: Extesum et mumeribuius sunt farrago libelli." N.p., ca 18th century.  

[MANUSCRIPT - GEOMETRY]. "Farragine Matematica E: Extesum et mumeribuius sunt farrago libelli." N.p., ca 18th century.   4to. 200pp. manuscript in Italian, in ink with diagrams and tables, title and page numbers lettered in red, errata slips in the same hand laid in. (Two tears with losses repaired to title-page not affecting text, lacking pp.75-76, presumably blank.) Contemporary quarter sheep uncut (some minor rubbing or soiling.)   The manuscript includes a variety of mathematical problems and solutions, including trigonometry and geometry. Though pp.75-76 are missing, p.77 is blank, and p.78 opens a new section titled "Problema I." The hand is incredibly neat throughout, and the errata tipped in in the same holograph suggest the work is the author's own copy. It is presumably part of a larger work, as a footnote on p.33 refers to "Farragine Matematica A." The Bern Dibner collection at Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries hold a copy of a 74pp. manuscript lettered in red and black ink also entitled "Farragine matematica," further suggesting the present manuscript is part of a larger work.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 135 - [MANUSCRIPT - MATHEMATICS]. MODESTO, A.R.P.A Mte. "Elementa Matheseos tumultuario Studio concinnata ac suis Studentibus tradita." [Italy], ca 17th or 18th century.  

[MANUSCRIPT - MATHEMATICS]. MODESTO, A.R.P.A Mte. "Elementa Matheseos tumultuario Studio concinnata ac suis Studentibus tradita." [Italy], ca 17th or 18th century.   4to (239 x 167 mm). Title written in red and black; 90 numbered manuscript leaves in Italian, in ink, with 3 in-text tables; 6 manuscript folding tables and 18 manuscript figures on four folding leaves with red wash coloring at end. (Some minor mostly marginal soiling or browning, title with contemporary pasted overslip, a few short tears to folds of plates.) Contemporary half vellum, marbled boards, hand-lettered on spine (some minor soiling.)   The text is divided into sections on Arithmetic (76 pp.) and Geometry (14 pp.), each with an introduction, history, presentation, object and divisions. These paragraphs are followed by propositions in the arithmetic section, and addenda on conics, parabola, and other subjects in the geometry section. The detail information in the geometry section leads to a practical problem solving for surveying. The manuscript was likely used for teaching students, possibly at a Capuchin monastery.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 136 - [MANUSCRIPT - MATHEMATICS]. MONTEGU, M.. "Geometrie Royalle." N.p., 1701.  

[MANUSCRIPT - MATHEMATICS]. MONTEGU, M.. "Geometrie Royalle." N.p., 1701.   4to (220 x 166 mm). 221pp., in French, in ink, with numerous hand-drawn figures in-text, several vignettes on separate slips pasted in; a portion of the title-page written on a separate slip pasted in. (Small hole on title affecting letters, Loss on p.9 affecting 4 lines of text, some minor soiling.) Contemporary calf gilt (joints starting, some light wear). Provenance: M. Besnard (stamp, 3 typescript pages tipped in at front dated 1943).   Montegu copies the text of Geometrie royalle, divisee en deux parties, qui contiennent tout ce que cet art a de plus necessaire a un Homme de Guerre... published by Bouchard. He reproduces part of the title-page, and includes a note that he has enriched the text with several illustrations of Euclid.   Montegu wrote the manuscript in 1701, after taking a course taught by M. Flamuel at Metz in 1677-1678.   He includes and 11pp. preamble, not found in the published work, including a definition of mathematics, logistics, arithmetic, and geometry. The main body of the text includes a nearly word-for-word copy of the scarce printed text. The author includes a number of very fine hand-drawn vignettes which complement the manuscript.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 137 - [MANUSCRIPT - MATHEMATICS & ASTRONOMY]. Badr al-Din Abu 'Abdallah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Misri al-Dimashqi. 3 treatises on astronomy and mathematics. Safavid Persia: al-Jauhariyya School, Isfahan, AH 1029/AD 1619-20.

[MANUSCRIPT - MATHEMATICS AND ASTRONOMY]. Badr al-Din Abu 'Abdallah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Misri al-Dimashqi, better known as Sibt (Ibn Bint) al-Maridini.  A collection of three treatises on astronomy and mathematics.   Safavid Persia: copied in al-Jauhariyya School, Isfahan, each treatise dated AH 1029/AD 1619-20. 8vo (194 x 130 mm). Arabic manuscript on paper, 90 leaves, 15 lines per page written in more than one hand in cursive script with several words in red; numerous diagrams and tables. (A few old repairs occasionally affecting letters.) Contemporary limp red morocco. The three works comprise: 1. al-Durr al-manthur fi'l-'amal bi-rub' al-dustur, a treatise on the quadrant. 2. Raqa'iq al-haqa'iq fi hisab al-daraj wa'l daq'iq, Subtleties of Truths on Arithmetic of Degrees and Minutes, a commentary on a work by the Egyptian mathematician and astronomer Shihab al-din Abu'l-'Abbas Ahmad ibn Rajab ibn Tibugha 'Ibn al-Majdi' (1365 -1447), entitled Kashf al-haqa'iq fi hisab al-daraj wa'l-daq'iq, Opening Truths on Arithmetic of Degrees and Minutes. 3. A commentary, Risalah [al-Fathiyya (al-Shihabiyya)] fi'l-'amal al-jaybiyya, Treatise on [Fath al-Din (Shihab al-Din)] Operations with the Sine [Quadrant]. The author of these three treatises, Badr al-Din Abu 'Abdallah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Misri al-Dimashqi, better known as Sibt (Ibn Bint) al-Maridini, lived in Cairo and Damascus.   He was the time-keeper of the al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, and was a pupil of Ibn al-Majdi. See B. A. Rosenfeld & E. Ihsanoglu, Mathematicians, Astronomers & Other Scholars of Islamic Civilisation and their Works, Istanbul 2003, pp. 276"“277, no. 815, and pp. 293"“298, no. 873. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 138 - [MANUSCRIPT - MEDICINE]. PLUMB, Ovid. "Notes from the Lectures of Nathaniel Chapman, M. D. Professor of the Materia Medica In the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Course of 1814-1815."   New York, 1821 and later. With 2 other titles.

[MANUSCRIPT - MEDICINE]. PLUMB, Ovid. "Notes from the Lectures of Nathaniel Chapman, M. D. Professor of the Materia Medica In the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Course of 1814-1815."   -- "Notes From the Lectures of Nathaniel Chapman M.D. Professor of the Materia Medica In the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Course of 1814-15." -- "Notes taken at the New York Eye Infirmary by Ovid Plumb 1821&2 Montgomery House Barclay Street No 65." New York, 1821 and later.   3 works in 3 volumes, 8vo (196 x 158 mm or smaller). Comprising some 450pp., in English, in ink (Some minor browning.) Contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards (some light wear). Provenance: Scoville Memorial Library Salisbury Connecticut (stamps).   Dr. Ovid Plumb M.D. (1787-1856) spent most of his life in Connecticut.   Chapman and Barton were noted physicians at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chapman later became the first president of the American Medical Association in 1848. Barton had been professor of materia medica from 1796 until 1812, and he succeeded Dr. Benjamin Rush as Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine.   Barton published his books on materia medica in 1798 and 1804, and Chapman published his in 1817.   Plumb's lecture notes from his coursework in Philadelphia include sections on "Modus operandi of medicines generally," "Sympathy," "Emetics," "Cathartics,'" Diuretics," and "Bitters & Astringents." Each section includes a number of plant and chemical remedies.   The third volume comprises Plumb's notes from his visits to the New York Eye Infirmary.   The volume also includes information on fruit trees grown on the Plumb farm. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 139 - [MANUSCRIPT - PERFUMES]. [BARBE, Simon]. "Le parfumeur francois, qui enseigne toutes les manieres de tirer les Odeurs des fleurs"¦ Avec le secret de purger le tabac en poudre; & le parfumer de toutes sortes d'Odeurs." [Lyon, ca 1660s or later].  

[MANUSCRIPT - PERFUMES]. [BARBE, Simon]. "Le parfumeur francois, qui enseigne toutes les manieres de tirer les Odeurs des fleurs; & a faire toutes sortes de compositions de Parfums. Avec le secret de purger le tabac en poudre; & le parfumer de toutes sortes d'Odeurs. pour le divertissement de la Noblesse et Utilite des Baigneurs et Perruquiers." [Lyon, ca 1660s or later].   4to (230 x 184 mm). 272pp., in French, in ink (Some spotting or browning.) 17th or 18th-century French calf gilt, edges stained red. A manuscript after Barbe's book on French perfume, with minor variations from the published text. The text opens with Au Lecture, and then Advertissements, and includes an index at the end, but does not include the dedication to Le Prince d'Harcourt. The present manuscript includes a section on chocolate on pp.85-86 which is not present in the first or second editions of Barbe's work. Following the index is 8pp. of additional text and recipes.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 140 - [MANUSCRIPT - PHOTOGRAPHY]. DENIS, Paul (1852-1921). "Photographie." [Orsay (Seine-et-Oise), ca 1890].

[MANUSCRIPT - PHOTOGRAPHY]. DENIS, Paul (1852-1921). "Photographie." [Orsay (Seine-et-Oise), ca 1890]. 8vo (189 x 151 mm). 51pp., in French, in ink; diagrams on 11 grid-lined sheets laid-in; irregularly trimmed sheet of tan tracing paper with 14 numbered figures in pencil folded and laid-in; manuscript note laid-in. Manuscript text stab-sewn into original blue wrappers. The manuscript describes a broad range of subjects relating to 19th-century photography. All but one of the figures from the tracing paper are noted in the manuscript. The note includes a list of what should be included when setting up a chambre noir, or darkroom. Also laid-in is Denis' business card, listing his address at d'Orsay (Seine-et-Oise).   Denis was a photographer originally from Vernon (Haute-Normandie), where he practiced photography and made photographic postcards.   In 2007, the city of Vernon honored him with a dedicated exhibition of his photographs and postcards, including more than 250 unpublished photographs, prints, glass negatives, stereo plates, and albums.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 141 - [MANUSCRIPT - PHYSICS].   "Physicae Institutioues." Italy, 1740.    

[MANUSCRIPT - PHYSICS].   "Physicae Institutioues." Italy, 1740.     8vo (205 x 152 mm). 292pp., in Latin, in ink; 38 leaves (of which 3 folding) containing 99 numbered ink drawings. (Some minor spotting or offsetting.) Contemporary vellum, hand-lettered on spine (some soiling, a few crayon marks on upper cover). With an introduction followed by Liber I Physica Generalis, and with an index on pp.289-292. The text is organized with four dissertations that include a number of chapters, and the content covers all of the major areas of physics, including properties of bides, fluids, mechanics, heat, and optics.   Numerals annotated in the margin refer to figures at the end.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 142 - [MANUSCRIPT - SUN DIALS].   "Traite   De Gnomonique. Premiere partie [-Seconde partie] [-Troisieme Partie]." [Paris]: 1700.

[MANUSCRIPT - SUN DIALS].   "Traite   De Gnomonique. Premiere partie [-Seconde partie] [-Troisieme Partie]." [Paris]: 1700. 3 parts in one volume, 8vo (194 x 130 mm). Premiere partie: 54pp. comprising text and diagrams; 8ll. longitude and latitude tables tipped in, printed on one side only (printed 1716). Seconde partie: 72pp. comprising text and diagrams. Troisieme partie: 61pp. comprising text and diagrams. (Some dampstaining to upper margin.) 20th-century red morocco-backed boards gilt. Part one contains an introduction to the science including practical aspects of geometry and tables to assist in the construction of sun dials.   Part two includes information about the construction of several types of sundials, with descriptions about arcs and lines.   The third part contains the description of several portable sun dials for the sun, moon, and stars. Though the manuscript is dated 1700, printed tables laid in are dated 1716.   The manuscript comprises an extensive treatment of sundial theory, geometry, and the construction and application of different cadrans.   It is generously illustrated throughout with accurate finely executed drawings. The second part includes information used for determining different times of the day, such as the Italian and Babylonian hours for sunrise and sunset.   "Men well versed in mathematics and astronomy seem to have felt it their duty to acquaint everyone with the theory of constructing dials. It was all so simple that even the uneducated peasant should know how to build his own sundial...the dial became a scientific instrument, more dependable and lasting than any mechanical device." (Newton & Mayall, Sundials, p.19).   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 143 - MARIOTTE, Edme (1620-1685). Oeuvres. Leiden: Pierre Vander Aa, 1717.

MARIOTTE, Edme (1620-1685). Oeuvres. Leiden: Pierre Vander Aa, 1717. 2 parts in 2 volumes, 4to (247 x 195 mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved vignette; 26 engraved folding plates. (Some browning or offsetting, a few short marginal tears, some marginal worming to the first few leaves vol.I.) Contemporary vellum, hand-lettered on spine (some soiling, some minor worming to pastedowns and flyleaves). Provenance: Bibliotheca Viennensis Scholarum Ciarum de Virgem Fidelem (inscription on title, 1781).   First collected edition of the works of Mariotte. "Honored as the man who introduced experimental physics into France, Mariotte played a central role in the work of the Paris Academy of Sciences from shortly after its formation in 1666 until his death in 1684" (DSB). A WIDE-MARGINED COPY.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 144 - MATTSON, Morris (1809?-1885). The American Vegetable Practice, Or a New and Improved Guide to Health. Boston: Daniel L. Hale, 1841. FIRST EDITION of both volumes.

MATTSON, Morris (1809?-1885). The American Vegetable Practice, Or a New and Improved Guide to Health, Designed for the Use of Families. Boston: Daniel L. Hale, 1841.  2 volumes in one, 8vo (225 x 135 mm). 24 chromolithographs, one folding engraving, 9 in-text woodcuts. (Spotting throughout.) Contemporary reverse calf, green morocco lettering-piece gilt (worn). Provenance: R.H. Crosby (early signature).  FIRST EDITION of both volumes of Mattson's work, a major advance in practical medicine. Mattson was a Physician to the Reformed Boston Dispensary, a Lecturer on Physiology, and the Practice of Medicine. In this work, he broke with Thomsonian medicine, popular in the 19th-century, which focused on ridding the body of toxins through natural herbal remedies, instead presenting a more accurate and well-researched treatise, considered superior to previous publications regarding botanical approaches to medicine. Of the many illustrations throughout are chromolithographs depicting plants or plant parts, and a folding double plate engraving of the human skeleton, and woodcuts of various parts of human anatomy. [Laid in:] Several leaves of manuscript notes, comprising formulas for cures using plant material.     Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 145 - MCILVAINE, Charles (1840-1909). One Thousand American Fungi. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1900. FIRST EDITION, number 499 of 750 of the "Author 's Edition," SIGNED BY MCILVAINE.

MCILVAINE, Charles (1840-1909). One Thousand American Fungi, How to Select and Cook the Edible; How to Distinguish and Avoid the Poisonous. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1900.  Thick 4to (267 x 195 mm). Numerous illustrations in color and black and white. (Some browning, a few short tears not affecting text.) Original publisher 's green pictorial cloth gilt (slight wear or browning).    FIRST EDITION, number 499 of 750 copies of the "Author 's Edition," SIGNED BY MCILVAINE. An essential reference for the mycophagist, including descriptions of mushrooms and other fungi, edible and poisonous, which McIlvaine tested personally to ensure the accuracy of his text.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 146 - METIUS, Adriaan. Arithmetica et Geometria nova. --Primum mobile: astronomice, sciographice, geometrice. Franeker: Uldericus Balck, 1625, 1631.  

METIUS, Adriaan. Arithmetica et Geometria nova. --Primum mobile: astronomice, sciographice, geometrice. Franeker: Uldericus Balck, 1625, 1631.   2 works in one volume, 4to (195 x 147 mm). Woodcut devices on title-pages, woodcut initials and diagrams; one etched folding plate, one woodcut folding plate. (A few early manuscript annotations, one diagram shaved, short tears to folds of woodcut plate, some minor dampstaining or spotting to a few leaves.) Later half vellum. Provenance: Johannes Petrus (presentation inscription); Liber Illustris Coll. Albensis (i.e. the college in Fehér, then in Hungary, but present-day Alba Iulia Romania, inscription); Thome B. Sz... Volgyi (signature, 1702). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO JOHANNES PETRUS, a public notary and Metius's friend. Metius spent time with Tycho Brahe before becoming professor of mathematics and astronomy at Franeker in 1600, where Descartes attended his lectures. Elzevir issued an edition of the first part of this work in 1626. Joannes Janssonius separately issued an edition of the Primum mobile  in 1631. RARE: According to online records, only one other copy of this work has sold at auction in the last 50 years.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 147 - MILNER, Henry Ernest (1845-1906). The Art and Practice of Landscape Gardening. London: The Author and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, and Co., Limited, 1890.

MILNER, Henry Ernest (1845-1906). The Art and Practice of Landscape Gardening. London: The Author and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, and Co., Limited, 1890.  4to (310 x 237). Half-title, 10 etched sepia plates by J.R. Hutchinson, 12 wood-engraved plates (10 colored, 2 double-page). (Some light spotting.) Original publisher 's green cloth gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (some rubbing to extremities, some light wear to corners).    FIRST EDITION of Milner 's text covering all aspects of landscape gardening. Milner was an English landscape architect and civil engineer. This present work spurred commissions for notable projects, including the 250 acres at Wembley Park for Sir Edward Watkin 's, the gardens at Friar Park for Sir Frank Crisp, and the parterre at Gatton Park for Sir Jeremiah Colman.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 148 - [NEISON, Edmund] "“ NEVILL, Edmund Neville ( "Edmund NEISON") (1849-1940). The Moon and the Condition and Configurations of its Surface. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1876. FIRST EDITION.

NEISON, Edmund (1849-1940). The Moon and the Condition and Configurations of its Surface. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1876. 8o (226 x 160mm). Half-title, tinted lithographic frontispiece, 4 tinted lithographed plates, 24 (of 26) maps. (Light spotting, lacking: Key Map, Map I, a few short marginal tears.) Publisher's marron cloth, stamped in black, smooth spine gilt-lettered (stitching weak, spine faded, extremities a little worn); glassine. Provenance: Edward H. McLachlin (signature, 10 May 1894).  FIRST EDITION of Neisen's work, a translation and expansion of Johann Heinrich von Madler 's work. Neison was frequently published in the Selenographical Journal and co-founded the Selenographical Society with amateur astronomer William Radcliffe Birt. The present work is still prized by Selenographers and spurred interest in selenography, the study of the topography of the Moon.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 149 - ORFILA, Mathieu-Joseph Bonaventure (1787-1853). Elemens de Chimie Medicale. Paris: Chex Crochard, 1817. FIRST EDITION, SCARCE.

ORFILA, Mathieu-Joseph Bonaventure (1787-1853). Elemens de Chimie Medicale. Paris: Crochard, 1817.    2 volumes, 8vo (196 x 123 mm). 14 copper-engraved plates. (Some staining, some spotting, a few tears mostly marginal.) 19th-century vellum-cornered boards, red morocco lettering-pieces gilt, edges lightly speckled red (rebacked preserving endpapers and old lettering-pieces, corners bumped, some overall light wear).  FIRST EDITION of this scarce work by Spanish-born French toxicologist and Chemist Orfila, the founder of toxicology. His research provided clear evidence that toxins can be found in parenchyma and organic liquids, and he worked to make chemical analysis a routine part of forensic medicine. He studied asphyxiation, the decomposition of bodies, exhumation, and developed tests to identify the presence of blood in forensic contexts, and is credited as having been one of the first people to utilize the microscope to analyze blood and semen stains. Not only was he appointed physician to Louis XVIII in 1816, he was also a member of the French Academy of Science, and the recipient of the First Prize in Chemistry and Physics from the University of Valencia.     Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 150 - [PALLAS, Peter Simon].   Dierkundige beschouwingen, Eenige Zoorten van zeldzame Dieren door naauwkeurige Beschryvingen, Afbeeldingen en Verhandelingen opgeheldert. [BODDAERT, Peter, translator]. Rotterdam: Johannes Jakobus Meyneken, [1793/95].  

[PALLAS, Peter Simon].   Dierkundige beschouwingen, Eenige Zoorten van zeldzame Dieren door naauwkeurige Beschryvingen, Afbeeldingen en Verhandelingen opgeheldert: Vertaald meet aanmerkingen verrykt en thans op nieuw in 't licht gebragt. In VI stukken met plaaten. [BODDAERT, Peter, translator]. Rotterdam: Johannes Jakobus Meyneken, [1793/95].   4to (265 x 207 mm). 10 engraved plates with hand-coloring; engraved headpieces. (Minor losses to lower margin of a few leaves, some minor mostly marginal dampstaining.) Contemporary calf-backed boards gilt, uncut and unopened (some wear). A rare later edition. The first edition of Boddaert's annotated translation of parts of Pallas' Spicilega Zoologica was published in 6 parts in 1767-1770; a second edition was published by Esveldt & Holtrop in 1779. The present edition is a reissue of the 1767-70 edition, adding a new title-page and 6 section titles.   According to Wood, the present edition is "one of the many editions of the author's Dierkundig Mengelwerk" (see Wood p.511). Plates depict several species of antelopes, bats, an opossum, and the tufted puffin. Landwehr,  Color Plates, 154; see Nissen  ZBI 3072.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 151 - PARE, Ambroise (1510?-1590). De Chirurgie ende alle de Opera. Haarlem: Harman Kranepol for Hendrick Laurensz, 1627.  

PARE, Ambroise (1510?-1590). De Chirurgie ende alle de Opera. Haarlem: Harman Kranepol for Hendrick Laurensz, 1627.   Folio (292 x 192 mm). Title printed in red and black with printer's device; in-text woodcuts throughout. (Title soiled with small loss affecting imprint repaired, a few rust-holes touching letters, the first few leaves frayed affecting shoulder notes, a few minor stains.) Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (rebacked preserving original spine and endpapers, some minor wear). Provenance: Jean Jacob de Gruytere (signature); Henri-Marcel Van Mock (signature, 17 February 1755); Dr. Leboucq (bookplate).   Fourth collected edition in Dutch, a reprint of the 1604 edition, printed by the same printer as the 1615 edition with his device on the title-page.   According to Doe, the Dutch editions were far superior to the "very inferior" Latin edition.   The Dutch editions used the same woodblocks as the French editions. Pare, one of the most notable surgeons of the European Renaissance, is considered one of the fathers of modern surgery and forensic pathology, and was a pioneer in surgical techniques and battlefield medicine. Doe pp.193-4.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 152 - PARKINSON, John (1567-1650). Paradisi in sole Paradisus Terrestris. Or a Garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers. London: Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young, 1629.

PARKINSON, John (1567-1650). Paradisi in sole Paradisus Terrestris. Or a Garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers. London: Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young, 1629. Folio (334 x 204 mm). Woodcut title with a Garden of Eden scene signed "A Switzer" (remargined with minor losses); woodcut portrait; one full-page garden design woodcut; 109 full-page woodcuts, one small orchard plan woodcut; one small woodcut of tools and methods of grafting. (Index leaves laid in at end, a few leaves supplied, a few leaves remargined or repaired, some browning or soiling). Contemporary blind-tooled calf gilt, red morocco lettering-piece gilt (rebacked, some light wear).   FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST IMPORTANT ENGLISH TREATISE ON HORTICULTURE, PRESUMABLY SIGNED BY JOHN PARKINSON Parkinson was apothecary to James I, and later Royal Botanist to Charles I. He was a founding member of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in December 1617. One of the most eminent gardeners of the day, he kept a botanical garden at Long Acre in Covent Garden, close to present-day Trafalgar Square.   The presumed signatures of Parkinson occur on the verso of the engraved title (along with the note "Natury Secretarie"), and on the dedication leaf.   Parkinson commissioned specially cut woodblocks copied from drawings in other Latin herbals for his work, rather than rely on specialist printers who owned a set of illustrations to be used in multiple works.   "Since each block was the size of a full page and contained images of up to ten plants, the entire block had to be cut again if there were any mistakes...His books of plants would be the last to appear with wooden cuts, soon to be replaced by copperplate engravings...Yet the illustrations in the Paradisus are part of its charms" (A. Parkinson Nature's Alchemist, p.105). his work remains one of the best single sources of information on early 17th-century gardening practices and styles in England, "in such a delightful, homey style that gardeners cherish it to the present day" (Hunt).   Henrey 282; Hunt 215; Nissen BBI 1489; Pritzel 6933.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 153 - PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895). Etudes sur la Biere, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procede pour la rendre inalterable, avec une theorie nouvelle de la fermentation. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1876.

PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895). Etudes sur la Biere, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procede pour la rendre inalterable, avec une theorie nouvelle de la fermentation. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1876. 8vo. 12 lithographed plates; numerous in-text illustrations. ORIGINAL WRAPPERS (some minor chipping or spotting, a few repairs to spine, upper wrapper detaching); quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Colonel Broza? (presentation inscription). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Pasteur on half-title: "Au Colonel Broza? son compatriot et son ami. L Pasteur." Etudes sur la Biere discussed the practical problems of brewing and "recapitulated the series of debates over fermentation in which Pasteur had been embroiled since the publication of Etudes sur la Vin. Pasteur sought to prove that the 'diseases' of beer are caused by foreign micro-organisms and proposed a reformed brewing process to eliminate them" (Norman 1658). Garrison-Morton 2485; Heirs of Hippocrates 1898.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 154 - PINEL, Phillippe (1745-1826). La medecine clinique rendue plus precise et plus exacte par l'application de l'analyse. Paris: Brosson, Gabon et Cie., 1802.  

PINEL, Phillippe (1745-1826). La medecine clinique rendue plus precise et plus exacte par l'application de l'analyse. Paris: Brosson, Gabon et Cie., 1802.   8vo (198 x 124 mm). Half-title; 3 engraved folding tables. (Minor fraying to outer margin of one table.) Contemporary French sheep, smooth spine gilt, red morocco lettering-piece gilt, edges stained yellow (some minor wear, upper joint starting).   FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE PRINTERS on the half-title.   Pinel's work, based on his experiences at the Hospice de la   Salpêtriere, where he was chief physician, was a major contribution to the classification of diseases.   He was instrumental in the development of a more humane approach to the care of psychiatric patience, and worked to humanise their treatment, for which he's described as the father of modern psychiatry.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 155 - PONTEY, William.  The Profitable Planter. A Treatise on the Theory  and Practice of Planting Forest Trees. Huddersfield: T. Smart for the author, 1808.  

PONTEY, William.  The Profitable Planter. A Treatise on the Theory  and Practice of Planting Forest Trees. Huddersfield: T. Smart for the author, 1808.   8vo (235 x 145 mm). Engraved frontispiece; 6pp. advertisements for various editions of this work at beginning, 4pp. publisher's advertisements at end. (Minor offsetting of frontispiece to title, very minor dust-soiling or spotting to a few leaves). ORIGINAL BOARDS UNCUT (rebacked, some light wear). Provenance: The Land Agent's Society (bookplate). Second edition, expanding on the first edition of 1796 to include forest trees in general, and to argue the benefits of using British timber:   "It will be observed, that though the present is called a second edition, it may be considered as nearly a new work; the former being chiefly devoted to the cultivation of Larch, and Scotch Fir; and hence, though most of the sentiments are retained, a   regard to method, has rendered it necessary to write most of the work anew" (Advertisement, p.6). [Laid in:] FOUR SMALL WOOD SAMPLES WITH LETTERPRESS LABELS.   Samples comprising: Scotch Fir; Abele, Stained; Larch, Stained; and Spruce Fir. The samples of various types of timber mentioned in the work are apparently not mentioned as being included with the edition.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 156 - PONTEY, William (fl 1780-1831). The Forest Pruner; Or, Timber Owner 's Assistant: A Treatise on The Training or Management of British Timber Trees. London: J. Harding, 1810. Third edition.  

PONTEY, William (fl 1780-1831). The Forest Pruner; Or, Timber Owner 's Assistant: A Treatise on The Training or Management of British Timber Trees; ...with Remarks on the Old and Outlines of a New System of Management of Oak Woods. London: J. Harding, 1810.  8vo (225 x 144 mm). Engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved plates (3 folding and sepia toned); 3pp. publisher's advertisements at rear. (Some spotting, staining or light toning.) Original gray paper-covered boards, paper printed lettering-piece to spine, edges untrimmed (rebacked and new spine label but preserving original endsheets, some chipping to boards, one small tear to head of spine, some toning to edges); glassine.  Third edition. Pontey was a planter and a tree pruner to Duke of Bedford, as well as a nurseryman at Lepton in Kirkheaton, Yorks.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 157 - PRINCE, William Robert (1795-1869). The Pomological Manual; Or, A Treatise on Fruits. New York: T. & J. Swords, et al., 1831. FIRST EDITION.

PRINCE, William Robert (1795-1869). The Pomological Manual; Or, A Treatise on Fruits: Containing Descriptions of a Great Number of the Most Valuable Varieties for the Orchard and Garden. New York: T. & J. Swords, et al., 1831.    2 volumes, 8vo (222 x 133 mm). (Some spotting.) Modern quarter sheep gilt, marbled boards, red morocco lettering-piece gilt (some very minor rubbing or staining).  FIRST EDITION of this scare treatise, which served as an excellent guide for American farmers and gardeners interested in raising fruit. Fruits discussed include apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears, and plums that Prince cultivated himself. Prince was an American horticulturist who ran the Linnaean Botanic Garden and Nurseries, was Vice-President of the New-York Horticultural Society, and a member of several other horticultural societies. Sabin 65622. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 158 - QUINCY, John, M.D. (d. 1722). Pharmacopoeia Officinalis & Extemporanea. London: A. Bell, T. Varnam & J. Osborn, and W. Taylor, 1718. FIRST EDITION.

QUINCY, John, M.D. (d. 1722). Pharmacopoeia Officinalis & Extemporanea: Or, a Compleat English Dispensatory, in Four Parts. London: A. Bell, T. Varnam & J. Osborn, and W. Taylor, 1718.  8vo (195 x 119 mm). Title printed within double-rule border, woodcut tail-piece. (Soiling throughout, some marginal chipping, some creasing.) Contemporary blind-tooled calf, later red morocco lettering-piece gilt (rebacked, some rubbing, some chipping). Provenance: Thomas Powell Hornby Park (signatures and annotations, 1782).  FIRST EDITION of Quincy 's work. "At a time when differences between apothecaries and physicians were acute, Quincy, an apothecary, managed to secure widespread acceptance as a writer on medical subjects" and his work "long outlived its author and"¦became the basis of later dispensatories" (Howard-Jones, "John Quincy, M.D....," In: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, vol. 6, No. 2, 1951, p. 149). ESTC T61384.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 159 - RANDOLPH, Mary. he Virginia Housewife, or, Methodical Cook... Stereotype Edition, with Amendments and Additions. Baltimore: Blaskitt & Cugle, [ca 1831].

RANDOLPH, Mary. he Virginia Housewife, or, Methodical Cook... Stereotype Edition, with Amendments and Additions. Baltimore: Blaskitt & Cugle, [ca 1831]. 12mo (184 x 105 mm). (Some marginal chipping, spotting, staining or browning.) Contemporary half calf (rebacked).   Fifth edition. The stereotype plates set for this fifth edition would be used for later printings through 1860. Mary Randolph's husband, David Randolph, was appointed federal marshal for Virginia by George Washington, of whom Mary was a distant relation. When the Randolphs fell on hard times, Mary opened a boardinghouse in their home. She published this collection of recipes, drawn primarily from African American and Southern cooking, but also including recipes from a broader influence, such as "gaspacho." Her motto on the title reveals: "Method is the Soul of Management. Bitting, p.388; Lowenstein 228.   See Cagel and Stafford 628-631.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 160 - RAY, John (1628-1705). Synopsis Methodica Avium & Piscium. London: William Innys, 1713.  

RAY, John (1628-1705). Synopsis Methodica Avium & Piscium. London: William Innys, 1713.   2 parts in one volume, 8vo (192 x 110 mm). Four engraved folding plates; publisher's advertisement leaf at end. (Some very slight chipping to edges of two plates, some minor offsetting or spotting.) Contemporary calf gilt (rebacked to style). Provenance: S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001), ornithologist, eighth Secretary of the Smithsonian (bookplate). FIRST EDITION, published posthumously. "This classic treatise completes, with the Synopsis Quadrupedum et Serpentini, the author's contributions to vertebrate zoology, a series that should form part of every first-class library on natural history" (Wood p.529). Keynes, Ray 105. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 161 - RYFF, Walther Hermann (ca 1500-1548). Newe aussgerueste Deutsche Apoteck: darinnen aller furnemsten, und gebraulichtsten einfachen Artzneyen, als Krautter, Gewurtz, Mineralien... Niklaus Ager, translator. Strassburg: Lazari Zetzners, 1602.  

RYFF, Walther Hermann (ca 1500-1548). Newe aussgerueste Deutsche Apoteck: darinnen aller furnemsten, und gebraulichtsten einfachen Artzneyen, als Krautter, Gewurtz, Mineralien... Niklaus Ager, translator. Strassburg: Lazari Zetzners, 1602.   Folio (338x 215 mm). Title printed in red and black; numerous woodcuts throughout. (Some browning, a few stains or rust-holes.) Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin (lacking clasps and straps, some soiling). Provenance: A few early marginal annotations and underlinings in red; unidentified blind-embossed seal on title-page.   Second edition of Ryff's Deutsche Apoteck (1573), edited by Strassburg physician Niklaus Ager and published posthumously, with the text divided into three parts: the medicinal and gastronomic use of plants; the application of individual parts of a plant including information about exotic plants recently discovered; and details on the composition of pills, lozenges and ointments.   Includes a treatise on the plague. The woodcuts by David Kandel were taken from Bock's Kreuterbuch. NLM/Krivatsy 10087; Wellcome I 5681. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 162 - SACRO BOSCO, Johannes de (fl. ca 1230-1240). Sphaera mundi, cum commento Wenceslai Fabri de Budweiss. Leipzig: Wolfgang Stockel, 1499.

SACRO BOSCO, Johannes de (fl. ca 1230-1240). Sphaera mundi, cum commento Wenceslai Fabri de Budweiss. Leipzig: Wolfgang Stockel, 1499. Small 4to (208 x 139 mm). Collation: A-C6 D4 E-G6 H4 I6 . 49 leaves (of 50, lacking I6, blank). 39 lines. Types: 160, title and headings; 81, text (leaded); 73, commentary. Capital spaces, with capitals, initial strokes and underlines supplied in red. Woodcut printer's device at end hand-colored in red and green, 28 woodcuts in-text, a few hand-colored in outline in red, one full-page. (Some browning or staining.) Later vellum (some minor soiling). Provenance: Diagram on title-page and marginal notes and diagrams throughout in a contemporary hand; Jois Henrici (17th-century inscription on title) A close reprint of Landsberg's edition of ca 1497, the first to be published with commentary by Wenzel Faber von Budweis (1455-1518), an astronomer, astrologer and theologian from Bohemia. Sacro Bosco's Sphaera Mundi, in which he sets out the basic principles of spherical astronomy, was widely commented upon, corrected and republished across Europe. First written in about 1220, the Sphaera Mundi is "a small work based on Ptolemy and his Arabic commentators antedating the De sphaera of Grosseteste. It was quite generally adopted as the fundamental astronomy text, for often it was so clear that it needed little or no explanation. It was first used at the University of Paris and from the middle of the thirteenth century it was taught in all the schools of Europe. In the sixteenth century it gained the attention of mathematicians, including Clavius. As late as the seventeenth century it was used as a basic astronomy text" (DSB XII, p. 61). RARE: according to online records, only one copy of this edition has sold at auction in the last 50 years; ISTC traces only 12 copies at institutions worldwide. BMC III 655; Goff J420; GW M14592; HC 14123; not in BSB-Ink.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 163 - [SALESMAN'S CATALOGUE]. DEWEY, D.M. The Nurserymen's Pocket Specimen Book, Colored from Nature, Fruits, Flowers, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses... A specimen book for John Dixon, Dixon Nurseries, Geneva, NY. Rochester, NY: Keeler & Winfield, 1876.  

[SALESMAN'S CATALOGUE]. DEWEY, D.M. The Nurserymen's Pocket Specimen Book, Colored from Nature, Fruits, Flowers, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, &c. A specimen book for John Dixon, Dixon Nurseries, Geneva, NY. Rochester, NY: Keeler & Winfield, 1876.   Oblong 8vo (215 x 140 mm). 74 chromolithographed and stencil-colored plates. (Some browning, soiling, or offsetting.) Contemporary morocco gilt (rebacked to style and repaired, previous name removed from upper cover). Agricultural trade catalogue with an extensive collection of plates, comprising: 42 fruit plates including apples, peaches, grapes, strawberries, and other berries; 13 flower plates, including roses, rhododendron, and althea; 7 flowering tree plates, including honeysuckle, clematis, and magnolia; 11 tree or bush plates, including mountain ash, horse chestnut, weeping willow, weeping birch, beech, and arbor vitae; also with one landscape plate. Dewey was the most successful of the nineteenth-century nurserymen from the Flower City.   The plates his firm produced "were simple watercolours, but later, as demand grew, the technique of theorem paintings coloured with the help of stencils was used to multiply the number of copies as quickly and as cheaply as possible" (Oak Spring Pomona 64). Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 164 - [SALESMAN'S CATALOGUE]. A specimen book for Washington Nursery Co., Toppenish, Washington. Rochester, NY: Rochester Lithographing and Printing Co. or Christy Inc., n.d.  

[SALESMAN'S CATALOGUE]. A specimen book for Washington Nursery Co., Toppenish, Washington. Rochester, NY: Rochester Lithographing and Printing Co. or Christy Inc., n.d.   Oblong 8vo (140 x 205). 148 chromolithograph plates, one photograph. Original cloth wallet-style binding, gilt-lettered with the Nursery name (some light wear). Agricultural trade catalogue with an extensive collection of plates, comprising: 87 fruit plates, including apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries, grapes, and berries; 14 tree plates, including elm, maple, ash, oak, linden, chestnut, and birch; 18 plates of flowering bushes include hydrangeas, lilac, snowball, and clematis; also included are 26 plates of peonies and roses.     Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 165 - SAMINIATI, Federico (fl. 1599). Tabulae astronomicae: quibus facile omnia capita, quae ad usum sphaerae primi mobilis praecipiuntur, confici possint... Fundamentum, apodixis... Methodus. Antwerp: Martinus Nutius, 1599.

SAMINIATI, Federico (fl. 1599). Tabulae astronomicae: quibus facile omnia capita, quae ad usum sphaerae primi mobilis praecipiuntur, confici possint... Fundamentum, apodixis... Methodus... quibus astronomiae studiosus, suo marte, per triangula plana & sphaerica omnes tabulas primi motus condere possit. Antwerp: Martinus Nutius, 1599. 4to (212 x 167 mm). 3 engraved folding plates; woodcut diagrams in-text. (Some overall browning.) Contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges (spine reinforced in old vellum manuscript waste, some soiling, small loss to corner, lacking ties). Provenance: Sancte Marie Curtis Orlandingorum (early inscription on title).   FIRST EDITION of Samianti's rare astronomical treatise on determining location using dialing and tables for the sun at different ascension and descension points. The second part of the treatise deals with fundamental geometry for the construction of dials following astronomical protocols.   Not in Adams; Riccardi 414-415.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 166 - SCHINZ, Heinrich Rudolf (1777-1861). Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Reptilien. Zurich: Schaffhausen,   1833.  

SCHINZ, Heinrich Rudolf (1777-1861). Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Reptilien. Zurich: Schaffhausen,   1833.   2 volumes, 4to (336 x 235 mm). Plates and explanatory text bound separately; lithographed title in plate volume; 103 lithographed plates, all but one with hand-coloring. (Title leaf to text volume slightly soiled, some minor mostly marginal soiling or very light spotting to a few plates.) Contemporary cloth-backed boards (lightly rubbed). Provenance: Freiherrn G. A. von Liebenstein (bookplates and shelfmarks). FIRST EDITION of Schinz's lavishly illustrated survey of most of the known genera and species of reptiles and amphibians extant at the time of publication. The work was part of a larger natural history series by Schinz including volumes on mammals, birds, and fishes. The designer of the plates, Carl Joseph Drodtman, was known for the exacting scientific details and fine aesthetic presentation of images on a plate. Nissen ZBI 3671.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 167 - SCHULZE, Christian Friedrich (1730-1775). Kurtze Betrachtung derer versteinerten Holzer, worinnen"¦ nach ihrem Ursprunge, als auch nach ihrem eigenthumlichen Unterschiede und ubrigen Eigenschafften. Leipzig: Friedrich Hekel, 1754.

SCHULZE, Christian Friedrich (1730-1775). Kurtze Betrachtung derer versteinerten Holzer, worinnen diese naturlichen Corper sowohl nach ihrem Ursprunge, als auch nach ihrem eigenthumlichen Unterschiede und ubrigen Eigenschafften in Erwegung gezogen werden. Leipzig: Friedrich Hekel, 1754.   Small 4to (220 x 170 mm). One folding engraved plate. (Some minor browning.) Original plain blue wrappers (a few repairs, minor soiling). Provenance: Hoefer (early signature on title-page). FIRST EDITION, later summarized in Hamburgisches Magazin in 1755 (pp.354-359), of Schulze's early work on petrified wood.   Schulze studied at Leipzig and was a member of the Leipziger Ökonomische Sozietat. He gave the name "Pechstein" (in English, Pitchstone) to the dull black glassy volcanic rock he found near Meissen. RARE: we trace no copies of Schulze's early work at auction in the last 50 years. Wellcome V p.65. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 168 - SEGUIER, Francois (1703-1784). Bibliotheca Botanica sive catalogus auctorum et librorum omnium qui de re botanica...tractant. The Hague: Jean Neaulme, 1740.

SEGUIER, Francois (1703-1784). Bibliotheca Botanica sive catalogus auctorum et librorum omnium qui de re botanica...tractant. The Hague: Jean Neaulme, 1740. 4to (260 x 210 mm). Title printed in red and black with woodcut device. (Some minor spotting or browning.) Contemporary wrappers (a few small holes).   FIRST EDITION of Seguier's botanical bibliography in Latin.   The work is divided into three sections on flora, medical botany, and horticulture. "The coverage of the book is excellent, due to the fact that Seguier saw an unusual number of libraries on his European tour. He furthermore consulted as many catalogues of private libraries as possible. With the major Paris and London libraries accounted for, with the information obtained from Gronovious in Holland, and with his careful scanning of the literature, Seguier achieved a very high degree of coverage" (Stafleu & Cowan 11.624). Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 169 - SMITH, Joseph Mather (1789-1866). Elements of the Etiology and Philosophy of Epidemics. New York: J. & J. Harper, 1824. FIRST EDITION.

SMITH, Joseph Mather (1789-1866). Elements of the Etiology and Philosophy of Epidemics. New York: J. & J. Harper, 1824.  2 parts in one volume, 8vo (230 x 142 mm). (Some spotting throughout, minor marginal chipping, some creasing.) Original publisher 's green boards, printed lettering-piece to spine, uncut and unopened (some staining, some chipping to spine). Provenance: A. W. Kennedy (early signature).  FIRST EDITION of this medical text, containing references to epidemics in the United States and the West Indies. Smith was born in New York, and practiced medicine in New York. He was one of the founders of the Medico-Physiological Society, contributing "Efficacy of Emetics in Spasmodic Diseases" to the first volume of the Medico-Physiological Society Transactions in 1817. He published many contributions to medical periodicals on cholera, Puerperal fever, and other epidemics. Smith also served as the editor of the New York Medical and Physical Journal and was President of the New York Academy of Medicine. Sabin 83362.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 170 - SMITH, Robert (1689-1768). A Compleat System of Opticks, in Four Books. Cambridge: for the Author, 1738.  

SMITH, Robert (1689-1768). A Compleat System of Opticks, in Four Books. Cambridge: for the Author, 1738.   2 volumes, 4to (290 x 225 mm). 83 engraved folding plates. (Some spotting or browning, primarily to plates, V1-4 on slightly shorter leaves.) 20th-century quarter calf antique, edges stained red.   FIRST EDITION, with sections on light, color, the theory of vision, the production of optical and perspective instruments including telescopes and microscopes, and astronomical discoveries. Smith's work was influential in establishing the corpuscular theory of light as the dominant theory in the 18th-century. As Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Smith was influential in establishing Newtonian science at Cambridge. Houzeau-Lancaster 3323. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 171 - [SOCIETAS REGIAS SCIENTARUM UPSALIENSIS]. Carolus LINNAEUS, Jan Frederik GRONOVIUS, and others. Acta societatis regiae scientiarum Upsaliensis ad annum MDCCXL [-MDCCXLII]. Stockholm: Laurentius Salvius, 1744-1748

[SOCIETAS REGIAS SCIENTARUM UPSALIENSIS]. Carolus LINNAEUS, Jan Frederik GRONOVIUS, and others. Acta societatis regiae scientiarum Upsaliensis ad annum MDCCXL [-MDCCXLII]. Stockholm: Laurentius Salvius, 1744-1748 3 parts in one volume, 4to (275 x 195 mm). Woodcut devices on title-pages, woodcut and engraved head- and tail-pieces, woodcut initials and diagrams; 10 engraved plates (4 folding), one by Ehret. (Some spotting.) ORIGINAL BOARDS UNCUT (losses to spine, some soiling). Provenance: The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield (bookplate, embossed stamp on title-page, sold Sotheby's London, 25 October 2005, Sale L05409, Lot 1916).   FIRST EDITION, THE MACCLESFIELD COPY Linnaeus contributes four articles, including work on orchids and lobelia. Gronovius also contributes four articles, including a work on fish.   Other contributors include: Swedish mathematician, Samuel Klingenstierna, 4 articles (2 on solar eclipses); Finnish physician Helmut D. Sporing, one article on the trachea; Astronomer Peter W. Wargentin, to articles on the movement of Jupiter's moons; Albert Haller, 2 articles and numerous astronomical observations; and entomologist Carlo De Geer on Parvulis Insectis. Soulsby 396, 416 & 930.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 172 - [SPECIMEN ALBUM - FERNS]. CRANWELL, Thomas.   "New Zealand Ferns." Auckland, New Zealand, [ca 1875-1890].  

[SPECIMEN ALBUM - FERNS]. CRANWELL, Thomas.   "New Zealand Ferns." Auckland, New Zealand, [ca 1875-1890].   4to (280 x 220 mm). Album of 30 fern specimens pressed onto 30 leaves, printed name labels lower margin, by Thomas Cranwell with his stamp. Original calf-backed carved rimu wood boards. Provenance: Dorothy M. N. Davis (gift inscription, 1923).   Thomas Cranwell, one of the best-known makes of pressed fern albums, arrived in New Zealand from Linconshire in 1862. By 1875m, he had established his own business at Parnell. He collaborated with a Bohemian cabinet-maker, Anton Seuffert, who produced many of the wooden covers for Cranwell's albums.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 173 - [SPECIMEN ALBUM - BRITISH MOSSES]. [PARNELL, William (1833-1906)]. "Preserved Specimens of British Mosses." [Dublin, ca 1850].  

[SPECIMEN ALBUM - BRITISH MOSSES]. [PARNELL, William (1833-1906)]. "Preserved Specimens of British Mosses." [Dublin, ca 1850].   4to (241 x 185 mm). Album of pproximately 200 specimens of mosses on 76 leaves, some in contemporary blue or white paper envelopes, each accompanied by extensive manuscript descriptions of each specimen including names and locations. Contemporary diced sheep, marbled boards, by D. W. Carroll with his ticket. Provenance: Miss Dawes (inscription); sold Maggs Bros., 2002.   Parnell collected and identified these mosses using William Jackson Hooker's British Flora and Muscologia Britannica, and he reiterates in his Introduction that the study of mosses requires "the constant use of the microscope and the experience of no little patient perseverance." Parnell describes the general morphology for 3 Divisions, 3 Subsections, and 39 Genera. The text includes additional morphological details for specimens of individual species for each genus that he collection in different regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Parnell worked in the Herbarium at Kew and assisted with The British Flora. Hew as foreman at Glasnevein Dublin for many years. He concludes his introduction with a note of presentation for the album: "The work is now presented for acceptance to Miss Dawes as a very slight token of the respect and esteem in which she is held by the Author."   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 174 - [SPECIMEN ALBUM - ALGAE]. HUSSON, Anne Henry (1814-1855). Algae from the Red Sea. Collected ca 1844-1845.  

[SPECIMEN ALBUM - ALGAE]. HUSSON, Anne Henry (1814-1855). Algae from the Red Sea. Collected ca 1844-1845.   Album of 18 algae specimens mounted on 18 sheets (each approximately 330 x 155 mm), each captioned with the Latin name, and details of the location and date the specimen was collected in manuscript in French on the mounts.   Loosely laid in to folding portfolio, folding case. "The Red sea has been a region of natural history exploration by European scientists...The first record of marine algae in the Red Sea was by Strand (a pupil of Linnaeus's), who in his thesis on the flora of Palestine listed three species. The first person to collect marine algae from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea Coast was the Danish botanist and explorer Forsskal in the 18th century who, in the month of November 1762, made a collection of seaweeds from the Sea of Jeddah...In the early years of the 19th century a British admiral Viscount Valentia made collections of algae form the Red Sea...several other workers, including medical doctors and amateurs collected marine algae from the Red Sea during the rest of the 19th century" (Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3/4, Dec. 2014, pp.278-285).   Anne Henry Husson was a French botanist from Nancy, and a pioneer of early photography. He lived in Egypt where he worked as the director of the botanical garden and conservator for the museum of natural history for the Kasr el Ain. [Laid-in:] Photocopy of an article about Husson: "L'album photographique d'Anne-Henry Husson...Regards d'un colon nanceien dur l'Egypte moderne." From: Annales de l'Est, 1985, no. 4, pp.261-199. The sheets stab-sewn in wrappers.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 175 - [SPECIMEN ALBUM - HERBARIUM]. DUPOUX, Jacques. "Cahier de Botanique a Dupoux Jacques." Collected 1895-1896.

[SPECIMEN ALBUM - HERBARIUM]. DUPOUX, Jacques. "Cahier de Botanique a Dupoux Jacques." Collected 1895-1896. 2 volumes, 4to (320 x 240 mm). Album of 943 plant specimens, most mounted 2-3 per page, each number in manuscript lower margin corresponding to a caption on the facing page providing the Latin name, location where the specimen was found, and medicinal properties. With manuscript tables at the end of each volume comprising some 20 pages. Original cloth-backed green boards (rubbed).   Including plant specimens which are classified by family, and which were mostly collected near Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule.   Jacques Dupous was likely a student of pharmacy in the Allier region of France.   This herbaria likely fulfilled a general requirement, providing the student of pharmacy a reference of medicinal plants in their area.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 176 - STERBEECK, Johannes Franciscus van (1630-1693. Citricultura oft regeringhe der uy-themsche boomen te weten Oranien, Citroenen, Limoenen, Granaten, Laurie-ren en andere. Antwerp: Joseph Jacops, 1682.

STERBEECK, Johannes Franciscus van (1630-1693. Citricultura oft regeringhe der uy-themsche boomen te weten Oranien, Citroenen, Limoenen, Granaten, Laurie-ren en andere. Antwerp: Joseph Jacops, 1682. 4to (200 x 163 mm). Copper engraved frontispiece, 14 copper engraved plates. (Some minor soiling, a few leaves with marginal chipping.) Contemporary calf (joints starting, minor losses to spine ends).   FIRST EDITION, including descriptions of citrus plant including their flowers, leaves, and fruit, and the care and planting of citrus trees with information about citrus diseases and pests.   The plates, engraved by Francois Ertinger, are closely based on the plates created by Giovanni Battista Ferrari for his 1646  Hesperides. Nissen BBI  1893.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 177 - THOMSON, Thomas (1773-1852). A System of Chemistry in Five Volumes. Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute, 1810.  

THOMSON, Thomas (1773-1852). A System of Chemistry in Five Volumes. Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute, 1810.   5 volumes, 8vo (208 x 131 mm). (Some very minor spotting, a few small stains.) Contemporary diced russia gilt, smooth spines gilt, black morocco lettering-pieces gilt, edges stained yellow.  Provenance: Unidentified signature (note about acquisition of the set from Maggs Bros., 1996). Fourth edition of Thomson's  System of Chemistry, which helped secure his reputation in the field, and which would go through 6 separate editions, and which also appeared in French and German. Thomson's reference was based not just on standard compilations, but also a wide range of recent papers. Thomson's writings contributed to the early spread of Dalton's atomic theory, and he's known for invention the saccharometer and for naming silicon.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 178 - TORRICELLI, Evangelista (1608-1647). Lezioni Accademiche. Florence: S. A. R Per Jacopo Guiducci, 1715.  

TORRICELLI, Evangelista (1608-1647). Lezioni Accademiche. Florence: S. A. R Per Jacopo Guiducci, 1715.   4to (263 x 185 mm). Half-title; engraved portrait after Pietro Anichini, engraved device on title, 2 small woodcuts in-text, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. (Two small rust-holes on frontispiece, some minor soiling.) 18th-century Italian red sheep gilt.   FIRST EDITION of Torricelli's twelve previously unpublished lectures, delivered to the Accademia della Crusca, the Studio Fiorentino, and the Academy of Drawing, mainly relating to physics. "From the point of view of physics, the lectures on the force of impact and on wind are of particular interest. In the former he said that he was reporting ideas expressed by Galileo in their informal conversations, and there is no lack of original observations. For example, the assertion that 'forces and impetus' (what we call energy) lie in bodies was interpreted by Maxwell in the last paragraph of A Treatise on Electricty and Magnetism (1873) as meaning that the propagation of energy is a mediate and not remote action. In the lecture on wind Torricelli ... advanced the modern theory that winds are produced by differences of air temperature, and hence of density, between two regions of the earth" (DSB). Dibner, Heralds of Science 149; Norman 2088. A TALL COPY.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 179 - TOURNEFORT, Joseph Pitton de (1656-1708). Institutiones rei herbariae. Paris: Typographia Regia, 1700.  

TOURNEFORT, Joseph Pitton de (1656-1708). Institutiones rei herbariae. Paris: Typographia Regia, 1700.   3 volumes, 4to (240 x 175 mm). Engraved titles to vols. II and III, 489 engraved plates; engraved initial and vignettes. (Some minor spotting or toning.) Contemporary French sprinkled calf gilt, red and brown morocco lettering-pieces gilt, edges sprinkled red (some very light wear).   FIRST EDITION in which Tournefort translated his findings into Latin to engage a broader European readership.   Tournefort was the first botanist to clarify the concept of genus for plants, and the first to distinguish between genus and species, and he invented the word "herbarium." He was chief botanist to Louis XIV, and was in charge of the Jardin des Plantes. With plates after Claude Aubriet, who accompanied Tournefort on his plant-hunting travels, and who later became the principal artist at the Jardin des Plantes. Hunt 450; Nissen  BBI, 1977; Stafleu & Cowan 14.783.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 180 - TRABAUD, Jean.  Principes sur le mouvement et l'equilibre, pour servir d'introduction aux mecaniques & a la physique. Paris: Jean Desaint & Charles Saillant, 1741.

TRABAUD, Jean.  Principes sur le mouvement et l'equilibre, pour servir d'introduction aux mecaniques & a la physique. Paris: Jean Desaint & Charles Saillant, 1741. 4to (255 x 193 mm). Woodcut device on title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces; 25 engraved folding plates (one with flaps). (Minor marginal chipping to a few plates, otherwise bright.) Contemporary calf gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt, edges stained red (some light wear). FIRST EDITION, this copy including the section on Ellipse that is often lacking. "In the text Trabaud makes reference to Jean Bernoulli, Leibniz, Varignon, Descartes, de la Hire, and other authors represented in this collection" (Bibliotheca Mechanica, p.325).   The text includes two treatises: the first, containing several books, deals with all aspects of the movement of bodies and weights, percussions of bodies and statics, hydrostatics and equilibrium of fluids and hydrodynamics; the second shorter book deals with the formation of ellipse. Bibliotheca Mechanica pp.324-325.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 181 - UNGER, Franz (1800-1870). Chloris protogaea. Beitrage zur Flora der Vorwelt. Leipzig: in Commission bei W. Engelmann, [1841]-1847.  

UNGER, Franz (1800-1870). Chloris protogaea. Beitrage zur Flora der Vorwelt. Leipzig: in Commission bei W. Engelmann, [1841]-1847.   Folio (350 x 257 mm). 50 tinted lithographed plates (3 double-page); Plate XXXIX number printed on an overstrip and pasted in. (Some spotting or soiling, a few tiny holes in the corner of Plate L.) Contemporary boards with modern rebacking and recornering (some light rubbing). ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED PALEONTOLOGICAL WORKS by a pioneer of paleobotany. Franz Unger was Professor of Botany and Zoology in Graz. The Chloris, his major publication, includes more than 120 new species of tertiary plants, illustrated and classified under known genera of the day. Copies of Unger's work are RARE ON THE MARKET: American Book Prices Current traces only one copy in the last 45 years. Nissen BBI 2024; Stafleu and Cowan 15,595. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 182 - VARIGNON, Pierre (1654-1722). Traite du mouvement et de la mesure des eaux coulantes et jaillissantes. Avec un traite preliminaire du mouvement en general. Tire des ouvrages de feu Monsieur Varignon, par M. l'Abbe Pujol. Paris: Pissot, 1725.

VARIGNON, Pierre (1654-1722). Traite du mouvement et de la mesure des eaux coulantes et jaillissantes. Avec un traite preliminaire du mouvement en general. Tire des ouvrages de feu Monsieur Varignon, par M. l'Abbe Pujol. Paris: Pissot, 1725. 4to (243 x 183 mm). 5 engraved folding plates. (Minor marginal dampstain to last ca 25 leaves, small wormtrack to blank margin of several plates.) Contemporary boards with later calf backing, upper cover set with the embossed coat of arms, edges stained red. Provenance: German Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin for Leibgarde zu Pferde (binding). FIRST EDITION of Varignon's posthumous work edited from his manuscripts by Abbe Pujol.   The work opens with a general discussion of motion, describing Varignon's discoveries in the field of forces and acceleration, which were based on Galileo's work. The Leibgarde zu Pferde of the Schwerin army participated in the Russian campaign and in the Napoleonic war against France. Roberts & Trent 339. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 183 - VEITCH, James Herbert (1868-1907). Hortus Veitchii A History of the Rise and Progress of the Nurseries of Messrs. James Veitch and Sons. London: James Veitch & Sons LTD., 1906. SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION "for Private Circulation only."  

VEITCH, James Herbert (1868-1907). Hortus Veitchii A History of the Rise and Progress of the Nurseries of Messrs. James Veitch and Sons, Together with an Account of the Botanical Collectors and Hybridists Employed by them and a List of the Most Remarkable of Their Introductions. London: James Veitch & Sons Limited, 1906.  4to (285 x 198 mm). Photogravure frontispiece, title printed in red and black, 50 photogravure plates. (A few light spots, some occasional creasing.) Contemporary half black morocco gilt, marbled paper, tan metal-tipped cornerpieces, top edge gilt, others uncut (spine sunned, some browning).    LIMITED EDITION, one of an unstated number "for Private Circulation only." The Veitch family comprised several generations of distinguished horticulturalists, owned the largest group of family-run plant nurseries in the 19th century, and may have been the first to employ "plant-hunters" for their nurseries. James Veitch was a fellow of both the Linnean Society and the Royal Horticultural Society. Through the Veitch family 's work "a mass of interest and beauty has been added to the gardens of Great Britain!" (Introduction, p. 10), and the work includes 1500 plants the business introduced to the market.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 184 - VRIES, Hugo de (1848-1935). Die Mutationstheorie. Leipzig: Veit & Comp., 1901.  

VRIES, Hugo de (1848-1935). Die Mutationstheorie. Leipzig: Veit & Comp., 1901.   First volume in 3 parts only (lacking the second volume, also in 3 parts), 4to (246 x 171 mm). 8 chromolithographed plates; numerous in-text illustrations. Original green printed wrappers, uncut (minor chipping, a few repairs to spines, some toning). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY DE VRIES: "Den hern E. K G Rose Van den Schigver Hugo de Vries." De Vries formulated his Laws of Mutation, suggesting that new species developed through a series of small random changes, through intensive study of Oenothera lamarckiana, a species of evening primrose, in 1886. His theory buttressed Darwin's evolutionism. Although the mutants were later discredited as the plant was shown to be a permanent hybrid, "The principle of mutation...remains a cornerstone of evolution theory" (Norman). Dibner  Heralds of Science 36; Garrison-Morton 240; Norman 2169.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 185 - WALLACE, Alfred Russel (1823-1913). Island Life or, the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras including Revision and Attempted Solution of the  Problem of geological climates. London; McMillan, 1902.  

WALLACE, Alfred Russel (1823-1913). Island Life or, the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras including Revision and Attempted Solution of the  Problem of geological climates. London; McMillan, 1902.   8vo. Color-printed frontispiece; numerous maps and diagrams. Original publisher's green cloth gilt (touch of wear to spine ends and corners, otherwise bright.) Provenance: William Eagle Clarke (1853-1938), natural historian   (correspondence, see below). Third edition, PRESENTATION COPY, with a printed Author's Compliments slip laid in. This third edition was corrected and enlarged with the addition of 40 additional pages of text. Clarke, a naturalist, became Curator of Leeds Museum in 1884, and later joined the Natural History Department at the Royal Scottish Museum in 1888, where he became the Keeper from 1906 to 1921. He contributed papers to The Ibis from 1894-1900, focusing on birds from the Philippines. [Tipped in:] THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, FROM WALLACE to William Eagle Clarke. WALLACE CORRESPONDS WITH CLARKE REGARDING CORRECTIONS FOR AN UPCOMING EDITION OF ISLAND LIFE.   WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Autograph letter signed ("Alfred R. Wallace"), to William Eagle Clarke. Parkstone, Dorset, 31 May 1901. 2 pages, 8vo. "I see you have written on birds of the Philippines in the 'Ibis' last year. I write to ask you if you can kindly give me the total number of species now known, to correct the statement at p.388 of my 'Island Life,' of which I am preparing a new edition."   On pp.388 of the present copy, Wallace writes: "Mr. W. Eagle Clarke has given me the latest figures by including all the new species discovered up to the present year (1901)...".   WALLACE. ALS ("Alfred R. Wallace"), to Clarke. Parkstone, Dorset, 21 July 1901. 1 page, 8vo. "Many thanks for the lists you have been so good as to send..." -- WALLACE. ALS ("Alfred R. Wallace") to Clarke. Parkstone, Dorset, 14 November 1901. 1 page, 8vo. "Will you be so good as to look over the enclosed proofs of list of Philippine Mammals, and correct any errors of spelling or any omissions..."   A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 186 - WATSON, James Dewey (1928 - ). The Double Helix A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. New York: Atheneum, 1968. FIRST EDITION, second issue.

WATSON, James Dewey (1928 - ). The Double Helix A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. New York: Atheneum, 1968.  8vo. 19 Photographic illustrations, 11 diagrams. (Some annotations.) Publisher 's original blue cloth lettered in gilt and blind (some minor rubbing or sunning to extremities); original printed dust jacket (some chipping to head-and-foot of spine and lower top joint, spine sunned).  FIRST EDITION, second issue of the author 's groundbreaking account of the events which led to the discovery of the structure of DNA, for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962.     Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 187 - WELSCH, Georg Hieronymus (1624-1677). Hecatosteae I[-II]. Observationum Physico-Medicarum ad Societatem Naturae Curiosorum in Germania. Augsburg: Theophil Goebel and Joannis Schonig, 1675.

WELSCH, Georg Hieronymus (1624-1677). Hecatosteae I[-II]. Observationum Physico-Medicarum ad Societatem Naturae Curiosorum in Germania. Augsburg: Theophil Goebel and Joannis Schonig, 1675. Small 4to (205 x 158 mm). Engraved title, 12 copper engraved plates. (Some minor spotting or offsetting.) Later half calf (some minor rubbing, hinges starting).   FIRST EDITION of Welsch's study on materia medica in the 17th century, including plates after Melchoir Haffner illustrating minerals and plants used for preparing medicinal treatments. Welsch, a German doctor from Augsburg, was accepted as a member of the Academia Naturae Curiosorum, the present-day Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina,   in 1676. Krivatsy 12929. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 188 - WESTON, Richard (1733-1806). The English Flora: Or, A Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs, Plants and Fruits. London: Printed for the Author, 1775. FIRST EDITION.  

WESTON, Richard (1733-1806). The English Flora: Or, A Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs, Plants and Fruits, Natives as well as Exotics, Cultivated, for Use or Ornament, in the English Nurseries, Greenhouses and Stoves, Arranged According to the Linnaean System. London: Printed for the Author, 1775.  8vo (232 x 139 mm). (Some creasing, occasional light spotting.) Original paper-backed boards, uncut and unopened (some light wear).  FIRST EDITION, IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Weston's early English flora includes an extensive catalogue of seeds both domestic and foreign, an index in English referring to Latin names, and a general catalogue of seeds for various gardens. Weston was an English Botanist   connected to many horticultural and agricultural societies and published similar works on a variety of topics in those fields. ESTC T228382.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 189 - WESTON, Richard (1733-1806). The Gardener 's and Planter 's Calendar. London: T. Carnan, 1778. Second edition.

WESTON, Richard (1733-1806). The Gardener 's and Planter 's Calendar. Containing the Method of Raising Timber-Trees, Fruit-Trees, and Quick, for Hedges. London: T. Carnan, 1778.  12mo (172 x 103 mm). (Some occasional light staining.) Contemporary calf gilt (rebacked with new endpapers, some rubbing to corners). Provenance: J. Bryan (contemporary signature); Pamela Lister (bookplate).    Second edition, corrected and enlarged, of Weston's work first issued in 1773, which contains extensive information on raising tress, preparing orchards, and planting vegetables and flowers. Weston included directions for garden management throughout the year, new advancements in gardening, an appendix, and a catalog of seeds and plants for use in various gardens (title-page). English Botanist Weston was the Secretary to the Leicester Agricultural Society and published numerous works on horticulture. Henrey 1485;   Henry II, p. 396. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 190 - WILKINSON, John Gardner (1797-1875). On Colour and on the Necessity for a General Diffusion of Taste Among All Classes. With Remarks on Laying Out Dressed or Geometrical Gardens. London: John Murray, 1858. FIRST EDITION.

WILKINSON, John Gardner (1797-1875). On Colour and on the Necessity for a General Diffusion of Taste Among All Classes. With Remarks on Laying Out Dressed or Geometrical Gardens. London: Spottiswoode & Co. for John Murray, 1858.  8vo (222 x 140 mm). 8 chromolithographic plates or lithographs with hand-coloring (including frontispiece), numerous woodcut illustrations. (Some occasional very light spotting.) Original publisher 's pictorial cobalt cloth gilt by Edmonds & Remnant with their ticket (some rubbing). Provenance: Eric Stanley Quayle (1921-2001), British bibliophile (bookplate, 1965).  FIRST EDITION. Wilkinson, considered to be the father of British Egyptology, set for the present work "to see England rival, and if possible excel, other countries in all the various branches of aesthetic art...to show how important it is that all classes of the community should appreciate the beautiful, and encourage the production of good works" (Preface, p. [v]).     Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 191 - WILSON, Henry (1673-1741) and William HUME.  Surveying Improv'd or, the Whole  Art both  in Theory and practice, Fully Demonstrated. London: for J. Wood and C. Woodward, 1741.  

WILSON, Henry (1673-1741) and William HUME.  Surveying Improv'd or, the Whole  Art both  in Theory and practice, Fully Demonstrated. London: for J. Wood and C. Woodward, 1741.   8vo (195 x 120 mm). 11 engraved folding plates. Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (joints starting, some minor rubbing). Provenance: Ebenezer Hare (early signature).   Third edition, the first to be published with Hume's supplement, Geodoesia Accurata: or, Surveying made Easy by the Chain only. The work, dedicated to Edmund Halley, describes use of chains, surveying wheel, theodolite, circumferentor, semicircle, plain table and scales.   Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 192 - WORLIDGE, John (1640-1700). Systema Agriculturae; The Mystery of Husbandry Discovered... and Dictionarium Rusticum: or, The Interpretaion of Rustick Terms. London: for Tho. Dring, 1687.

WORLIDGE, John (1640-1700). Systema Agriculturae; The Mystery of Husbandry Discovered... and Dictionarium Rusticum: or, The Interpretaion of Rustick Terms. London: for Tho. Dring, 1687. Folio (318 x 197 mm). Engraved frontispiece, one engraved plate; woodcut initials. (First and last few leaves frayed, "The Explanation of the Frontispiece" leaf bound in on a stub, some overall browning or staining.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, endpapers renewed, corners repaired). Provenance: Thomas Jones (signature, 1763, inscription on recto of first leaf); a few 19th-century annotations.   Fourth edition of Worlidge's  Systema, which was first published in 1668, outlining general improvements, enclosing meadows and pastures and watering and draining them, and with information about clovers, vetches, Wiltshire long-grass, hemp, and flax. Selections from the Property of Dr. Eugene Vigil, Antiquariat Botanicum

Lot: 193 - [BANGS, Samuel, printer] -- [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. TAYLOR, Zachary. Quartel general, Exercito de Ocupacion, Corpus Christi, 8 de marzo, de 1846. Orden, num. 30. [Corpus Christi: Samuel Bangs & George W. Fletcher, 1846].  

[BANGS, Samuel, printer] -- [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. TAYLOR, Zachary. Quartel general, Exercito de Ocupacion, Corpus Christi, 8 de marzo, de 1846. Orden, num. 30. [Corpus Christi: Samuel Bangs & George W. Fletcher, 1846].   4to broadside (297 x 202 mm). Printed in Spanish, endorsed in ink verso in a secretarial hand, "77 Z.P. Taylor 23, Mar: 1846." (Slight toning, creased.) FIRST EDITION IN SPANISH, published the same day as an edition in English printed in the Corpus Christi Gazette Extra.   Taylor announces that his army will cross to the other side of the Rio Grande and promised that civilians will be well-treated, and that any provisions will be pad for "a los mejores precios."   The Gazette Extra for March 8 explains: "The orders of General Taylor (No. 30) have been printed in Spanish, and will be circulated among the Mexicans residing along the frontier. Nothing could have taken place better calculated to allay the fears and quiet the apprehensions of the residents along the border than the issuing of this order"”explaining the objects of the American Army in advancing upon the frontier." A SCARCE SAMUEL BANGS IMPRINT FROM CORPUS CHRISTI.   Bangs, who was printing the Corpus Christi Gazette, was also working as a job printer for the army and private individuals (see Jenkins 457-459). EXCEEDINGLY RARE: This Spanish-language edition not in Winkler; OCLC locates only one copy at Yale. See Winkler 28 (for the English-language edition). Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 194 - BRADFORD, Thomas Gamaliel (1802-1887). A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial. New York: Freeman Hunt & Co, 1835.

BRADFORD, Thomas Gamaliel (1802-1887). A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial. New York: Freeman Hunt & Co, 1835. Folio (323 x 262 mm). Engraved frontispiece, pictorial title-page, 10 engraved plates, and 66 engraved maps colored in wash and outline. (Some minor spotting or offsetting.) Original marbled boards (neatly rebacked).   THE FIRST AMERICAN ATLAS TO INCLUDE A SEPARATE MAP OF TEXAS Later (second?) edition of Bradford's folio atlas, preceded by an edition published in Boston in the same year. At least 4 versions of this atlas are dated 1835: the earliest, published in Boston, does not include a separate map of Texas, and later editions include only one page of descriptive text. The present copy includes the separate map of Texas paginated "64A," and two accompanying pages of text, paginated "64B" and "64C."The map of Texas, based on Stephen F. Austin's map, depicts land grants rather than counties.   The city of Austin does not appear, but Austin's Colony is named, and the map of shows Mustang Wild Horse Desert shown in the south, the Nueces River as the southwestern boundary.   Phillips Atlases 770; Sabin 7260; Taliaferro, Cartographic Sources in the Rosenberg Library 248 ("Evidently, not all copies of Bradford's atlas contained this map"); Wheat Transmississippi 408-410. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 195 - [CIVIL WAR]. [THE SIEGE AND BURNING OF WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA]. Washington, N.C., April 28-30, 1864.  

[CIVIL WAR]. [THE SIEGE AND BURNING OF WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA]. Washington, N.C., April 28-30, 1864.   4to broadside (250 x 196 mm). Typed document, printed recto only, docketed in pencil on verso, Morehead City, Cartaret County, 21 May 1864. (Some toning, a few tiny holes or separations along creases.) Provenance: Levi Stubbs (signature verso). A CONTEMPORANEOUS ACCOUNT OF AFTERMATH OF THE BATTLE OF PLYMOUTH AND THE SIEGE OF WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA Plymouth, North Carolina, which had been held by the Union, fell to rebel troops on April 20th, following a successful river campaign by the rebels.   The gunboat CSS Albemarle encountered the USS Southfield and the USS Miami, sinking the former and sending the latter into retreat. ("The town of Plymouth--twenty-eight miles from here--was attacked by the rebels who sent an iron clad down the Roanoke river...In losing the town we also lost two vessels of the navy").   The troops gathered in nearby Washington, NC were forced to retreat after the rebels seized the town on April 27: "This town is to be evacuated in a few hours. The troops are getting upon the boats as fast as possible." On Friday, the 29th, the author writes: "The rebels did not come to town last night. Nearly all the troops are gone, and the town, of late so lively, is growing as quiet as a graveyard. A few citizens alone remain." Later on April 30, the author writes: "The evacuation of the town has been accomplished in the most peaceable manner." According to rebel reports, though, fires broke out across the town as the last of the troops prepared to board ships, destroying much of the settlement.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 195A - [CONFEDERATE ARMY]. Appomattox Parole for Private N[oel] E. Burton, Company F, 13th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry.  

[CONFEDERATE ARMY]. Appomattox Parole for Private N[oel] E. Burton, Company F, 13th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry.   1 page, partially printed, accomplished in manuscript, Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 10th, 1865, tears and small chips affecting letters, creased, stained. A pass signed by Elijah Benton Withers, Lieutenant Colonel, 13th Regiment of the North Carolina Infantry. In full: "The Bearer, Private N. E. Burton of Co. F 13th Regt. of N.C.I., a Paroled Prisoner of the Army of Northern Virginia, has permission go to [to] his home, and there remain undisturbed. E. B. Withers, Lt. Col. Comdg. 13th Regmt. N.C.I." A RARE CIVIL WAR PAROLE FROM APPOMATTOX General Order 43, dated April 11, 1865, stated that officers and enlisted men of the Army of Northern Virginia must carry a printed certificate from Appomattox Court House in order to be identified as a paroled prisoner.   The 13th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized at Garysburg, North Carolina, in May 1861 with 1,100 men, recruited from Caswell, Mecklenburg, Davie, Edgecombe, and Rockingham counties. Ordered to Virginia, the unit shared in the many campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg (March-July 1862) to Cold Harbor (May-June 1864), and endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches south of the James River.   They took part in the Appomattox campaign from March to April 1865, during which the rebel army endured 500 casualties. General Robert E. Lee was determined to make one last attempt to escape the closing Union forces to reach supplies at Lynchburg. The rebel troops advanced, initially gaining ground, before they were stopped in their tracks by the Union infantry, surrounding Lee on three sides. Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, and the Appomattox campaign was the final engagement of the war in Virginia. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 196 - CORTES, Hernando (1485-1547) and Francesco Antonio   LORENZANA (1722-1804). Historia del Nueva-Espana, escrita por su escalarecido conquistador Hernan Cortes. Mexico: Imprenta del Superior Gobierno, del Br. D. Joseph Antonio de Hogal, 1770.

CORTES, Hernando (1485-1547) and Francesco Antonio   LORENZANA (1722-1804). Historia del Nueva-Espana, escrita por su escalarecido conquistador Hernan Cortes. Mexico: Imprenta del Superior Gobierno, del Br. D. Joseph Antonio de Hogal, 1770. Small folio (269 x 192 mm). Title printed in red and black; engraved frontispiece, 32 engraved plates, one engraved folding plate of the great Temple of Mexico; 2 folding maps. (A few tears to folds of maps with old repairs verso, some minor spotting to a few leaves.) Contemporary vellum, hand-lettered on upper cover, lettering-piece gilt, edges stained red (overall soiling, some light wear). Provenance: J. F. Arriaya (signature upper cover); 5 plates with manuscript notes verso, with some showthrough. FIRST EDITION of this "important and highly esteemed work, containing the celebrated letters of Cortes to the Emperor Charles V. This edition is illustrated with copious notes and documents, together with facsimiles of the Mexican mode of representing the tributes paid by the different towns in Mexico. These pictures, more complete and colored like the originals are included in Lord Kingsborough's Antiquities of Mexico" (Sabin). "Pages 322-328 contain an account of the voyage of Cortes to the peninsula of California and notices of later expeditions to 1769. The map of Castillo was inserted to illustrate this account, which Lorenzana states was copied from the original in the Archives of the Marquesado, that is, of the Cortes family. Since that time the original has never appeared, so we are still at a loss to know whether Castillo or Lorenzana put the name 'California' on the map" (Wagner, Spanish Southwest 152). Palau 63204; Sabin 16938. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 197 - [CRIME]. Russell County, Virginia. Five Hundred Dollars Reward. Whereas a certain John BROWN (alias BONDS) and RICHARD BARROW, did in the month of April 1795 commit"¦ a most horrid and deliberate MURDER and ROBBERY.... [Virginia:] January, 1797.

[CRIME]. Russell County, Virginia. Five Hundred Dollars Reward. Whereas a certain John BROWN (alias BONDS) and RICHARD BARROW, did in the month of April 1795 commit, the county of Russell, in the state of Virginia, a most horrid and deliberate MURDER and ROBBERY.... [Virginia:] January, 1797. Square 8vo broadside (197 x 167 mm). Three words added to one of the suspect's descriptions in a contemporary hand ("hath fair hair"). (A few stains, including rust-stain from old paperclip in lower margin.) "A MOST HORRID AND DELIBERATE MURDER AND ROBBERY" of Francis Peter Teubeuf, who in 1790 purchased 55,000 acres in the frontier of southwestern Virginia. On election day in April 1795, Teubeuf encountered two men - Richard Barrow and John Brown, who arrived at his house to purchase horses.   Instead, they attacked and killed Teubeuf, wounded his son and niece, and looted his home.   As explained in the broadside, Brown and Barrow were captured in New Design, Illinois in May 1796, but they later escaped. They were never captured.   The broadside includes detailed physical descriptions of each. VERY RARE: Not in McDade, Evans, Bristol, or Shipton & Mooney.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 198 - CUSHING, William Barker (1842-1874). CDV. New York: E. & H.T. Anthony, [ca.1862].

CUSHING, William Barker (1842-1874). CDV. New York: E. & H.T. Anthony, [ca.1862]. 100 x 62 mm. Portrait on lettered mount. RARE IMAGE OF THE DESTROYER OF THE CSS ALBEMARLE.   Cushing, an officer in the United States Navy, was known for engaging in risky attacks on Rebel installations.   The CSS Albemarle, a steam-powered ironclad gunboat ram, dominated the Roanoke River and approaches to Plymouth through the summer of 1864.   On the night of 27-28 October 1864, Cushing and 21 men worked their way up the Roanoke River in an attempt to capture the Albemarle, where they were spotted by a sentry and came under heavy fire.   Cushing rammed his steam launch into the Albemarle at full speed, and when her spar was against the ironclad's hull, Cushing detonated the torpedo's charge.   The raid blew a hole in the Albemarle's hull, and she sank immediately.   For his leadership in sinking the CSS Albemarle, Cushing received the Thanks of Congress, and five ships in the U.S. Navy have been named USS Cushing in his honor. [With:] WELLES, Gideon. Rebel Ram Albemarle. Letter from the  Secretary of the  Navy, in answer to A resolution of the House of Representatives of the  2d of May, in regard to the rebel ram which recently participated  in the  rebel attack on Plymouth. [Washington, D. C.: House of Representatives, 1864]. Discussing the CSS Albemarle.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 199 - CUSTER, George Armstrong (1839-1876). Manuscript document accomplished and signed as Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Cavalry Regiment ("G. Custer"). South of the Arkansas, Camp Supply, 29 March 1869.  

CUSTER, George Armstrong (1839-1876). Manuscript document accomplished and signed as Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Cavalry Regiment ("G. Custer"). South of the Arkansas, Camp Supply, 29 March 1869.   1 page, 8vo, written on lined paper, some minor creasing or soiling, backed with thin layer of japan tissue.   The document, presumably written by an aide, recommends Trotter, also known as Ses-sa, and identifies the bearer as "an Osage Warrior... [who] accompanied by command on the late winter's campaign and marches, and participated in the battle of the 'Washita'."   The endorsement concludes: "I believe him to be a good Indian, and a valuable scout and trailer." In addition to signing the document, Custer filled in the bearer's name.   As a result of The Battle of Washita River, regarded as the first substantial U. S. Victory in the Southern Plains War, a large portion of the Southern Cheyenne were forced onto a U. S.-assigned reservation.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 200 - CUSTER, George Armstrong (1839-1876). Albumen photograph. St. Louis: James A. Scholten, [ca 1874].  

CUSTER, George Armstrong (1839-1876). Albumen photograph. St. Louis: James A. Scholten, [ca 1874].   246 x 150 mm. Portrait on lettered mount. Distinctive image of Custer in buckskins with a hunting rifle, wearing his trademark red kerchief. Taken on or around January 24, 1874 by St. Louis photographer James A. Scholte on the occasion of a visit by Russian Grand Duke Alexis, who requested to go on a buffalo hunt with Custer.   The group was guided by William "Buffalo Bill" Cody on an expedition led by General William Tecumseh Sherman.   This image originally appeared as a tipped-in addition to the 19th-century trade publication, the Philadelphia Photographer. A scarce original image, widely copied and issued in cabinet format after the Battle of Little Bighorn.  Custer in Photographs K-113.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 201 - EMORY, William H. (1811-1887).  Map of the United States and their Territories between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean and Part of Mexico.... [Washington], 1857-1858.  

EMORY, William H. (1811-1887).  Map of the United States and their Territories between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean and Part of Mexico.... [Washington], 1857-1858.   Engraved map of the western United States with hand-coloring, 582 x 648 mm sheet. (Some minor toning, offsetting or spotting, creased).   Emory's map compiles information from previous maps of the west, representing 50 years of government exploration.   It depicts the territories of Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, and Washington in transition, and was drawn by Thomas Jekyll under the supervision of Lieutenant Nathaniel Michler. Wheat Transmississippi 916.   [With:] DUVOTENAY, T. Messico. Turin: Fratelli Doyen, n.d. Engraved map of Mexico with hand-coloring in outline. With inset of Guatemala.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 202 - FOOTE, Henry Stuart (1804-1880). Texas and the Texans; Or, Advance of the Anglo-Americans to the South-West. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1841.

FOOTE, Henry Stuart (1804-1880). Texas and the Texans; Or, Advance of the Anglo-Americans to the South-West. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1841. 2 volumes, 8vo. (Some light spotting.) Publisher's green blind-embossed cloth, spines gilt-decorated (a touch of wear to corners). Provenance: John S. Littell (signatures, 22 April 1841); C. Walking? Littell (signatures, 24 September 1876) Joseph Y. Jeanes (bookplate). FIRST EDITION of "one of the most influential books on Texas in its time" (Jenkins). An important contemporary history of early Texas, "a very discursive account of Texas history down to the opening years of the Republic of Texas, but, with judicious skipping, a rather entertaining one" (Streeter).   Howes F-238; Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 63; Sabin 25019; Streeter 1377. A BRIGHT COPY.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 203 - GARDNER, Alexander (1821-1882). Imperial albumen Photograph. Scenes in the Indian Country [Fort Laramie].

GARDNER, Alexander (1821-1882). Imperial albumen Photograph. Scenes in the Indian Country [Fort Laramie]. Image 13 x 19-in., mount 19 1/4 x 26-in. Imperial albumen photograph of lettered mount, title pencilled lower right margin. Provenance: Western Reserve Historical Society (sold Cowan's, 10 May 2007, lot 631). Bird's-eye view of Fort Laramie from a nearby hilltop, one rider with extra horse in foreground, showing the entire fort, hills in far background. "By the 1860s, the Plains Indians found themselves sandwiched in the middle of the country with white advancement on both sides. Rail lines cut directly through their hunting grounds"“scattering the game necessary for survival... In 1868, in an attempt to end conflict, an unprecedented gathering of tribal leaders from the Northern Plains assembled at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. For his Scenes in the Indian Country series, Gardner photographed the treaty negotiations between the government-led Indian Peace Commission and the tribes who agreed to give up land and move to reservations" (Introduction, Across the Indian Country: Photographs by Alexander Gardner, 1867-68, at the Nelson-Atkins, July 2014-January 2015).   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 204 - GARDNER, Alexander (1821-1882). Imperial albumen Photograph.  Scenes in the Indian Country [Col. Bullock residence at Fort Laramie].

GARDNER, Alexander (1821-1882). Imperial albumen Photograph.  Scenes in the Indian Country [Col. Bullock residence at Fort Laramie]. Image 13 x 19-in., mount 19 1/4 x 26-in. Imperial albumen photograph of lettered mount, title pencilled lower right margin.  Provenance: Western Reserve Historical Society (sold Cowan's, 10 May 2007, lot 631). The image showing a gingerbread-style 2-story cottage/home, clapboard construction with people on porch, wagons to right and another building in background. In 1843, close to one thousand emigrants passed through Fort Laramie, near present-day Uva, Wyoming, which was an important supply stop on the journey west.   In 1849, the U. S. Government purchased the post, and in 1851, it was host to a multi-tribe treaty conference aimed at negotiating rights of free passage through Indian lands for westward-bound emigrants.   In 1868, Fort Laramie was the site of the great Sioux Treaty Council, during which Alexander Gardner photographed his Scenes in the Indian Country  series.     Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 205 - HEMSLEY, William (1737-1812). Autograph letter signed ("Wm. Hemsley"), to a Jonathan Thompson. N.p., 17 March 1781.  

HEMSLEY, William (1737-1812). Autograph letter signed ("Wm. Hemsley"), to a Jonathan Thompson. N.p., 17 March 1781.   1 page, 8vo, creased, some minor soiling or wear, small hole from opening.   Provenance: Ford Mitchell (sold PBA Galleries, 20 October 2005, lot 87).   Hemsley writes concerning munition deliveries.   In part: "Sir, You [are to] please order Capt. Falkoner to collect the arms with all the accoutrements that were delivered him & send them down to Queens Town [Maryland] under the care of some trusty person, to Mr. Robt. Wright... & distribute them into such active hands as you can rely on. Make use of the lead as far as wanted, & have 4 or 50 [sic] rounds of Cartridges for each musket made up... Give strict orders that they do not fire away the powder & ball. I will pay the expenses of bringing the arms down..." Hemsley, an American planter and politician from Maryland, served in the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783.   He served in the Maryland state senate from 1779-1781, and again from 1786-1789. Hemsley was a member of the Maryland Convention that ratified the United States Constitution on 28 April 1788.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 206 - HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. Descripcion de las Yndias del Norte 2. [Madrid, 1622].  

HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. Descripcion de las Yndias del Norte 2. [Madrid, 1622].   Copper engraved map of America, 283 x 366 mm.   RARE SPANISH-PRINTED MAP OF AMERICA.   The 1622 edition of Herrera's map, preceded by a printing of 1601, features the title in the upper left (rather than the upper right, as in the 1601 edition). "On this map the most noticeable feature used is the distinctive narrow Florida peninsula. The lack of any great detail still reflects the official policy of protecting Spanish knowledge of the New World; despite this the outline of the map is accurate. The only name to appear in North America is 'la florida'" (Burden 197). The map also shows a small portion of present-day Baja California. RARE: according to online records, only 4 copies of this map have appeared auction in the last 25 years. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 207 - HOLTZ, Helmuth Heinrich Diedrich (1833-1915). Pictorial letter sheet with 7 views. Hamburg: Lang, [ca. 1860]. FIRST EDITION, A RARE TEXAS LETTER SHEET.  

HOLTZ, Helmuth Heinrich Diedrich (1833-1915). Pictorial letter sheet with 7 views, comprising: Hotel at Matagorda, Texas -- Church -- [top center: untitled illustration of eagle with spread wings, 2 banners, and foliage] -- Masonic Hall -- Courthouse -- Residence of Col. R. H. Williams -- Store of Mr. G. Burkhart. Hamburg: Lang, [ca. 1860].  8vo (273 x 214 mm). Lithographed pictorial letter sheet with conjugate blank leaf. (Light browning, some very minor wear along edges.) Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 222).     FIRST EDITION, A RARE TEXAS LETTER SHEET.   Though many examples of California letter sheets are known, only a few were made for Texas. Holtz also created large bird's-eye views of Indianola and Matagorda (Reps 3981 and 3986).   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 208 - HONDIUS, Henricus (1597-1651) America Septentrionalis. [Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1639].  

HONDIUS, Henricus (1597-1651) America Septentrionalis. [Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1639].   Hand-colored engraved map of the Americas, 498 x 599 mm sheet. Two cartouches, the lower left without text, Latin text on verso. (Some pale offsetting).   FIRST STATE of Hondius' map with no text in the cartouche lower left. According to Burden: "Hondius' beautifully engraved map of North America had greater influence than any other to date in perpetuating the theory of California as an island"¦Cartographically, this map is a careful composition of many different sources" including maps by Henry Briggs (1625), John Smith (1616), Hessel Gerritsz (c.1631), and Thomas James (1633). Burden 245; Tooley, p.113. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 209 - HUSON, Hobart. Refugio: A Comprehensive History of Refugio County. Refugio: Refugio County Historical Society, n. d.

HUSON, Hobart. Refugio: A Comprehensive History of Refugio County. Refugio: Refugio County Historical Society, n. d. 2 volumes, 8vo. Original cloth. Facsimile reprinting of the first edition of 1953 of Huson's comprehensive history of Refugio County, "without a doubt, this is the most comprehensive compilation on the history of any Texas county" (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 101).   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 210 - HOUSTON, Sam (1793-1863). Autograph letter signed as Senator ("Sam Houston"), to Elisha M. Pease. Washington, D. C., 19 December 1856.  

HOUSTON, Sam (1793-1863). Autograph letter signed as Senator ("Sam Houston"), to Elisha M. Pease. Washington, D. C., 19 December 1856.   1 page, 4to, some browning and show-through. Houston writes Governor Elisha M. Pease concerning an appointment for one of Commodore David Porter's sons. In part: "I take pleasure in forwarding to you the application of Mr. Porter for Commissioner of Lands. If consistent with your duty & pleasure, I will be gratified if his desires are granted.   Mr. Porter is on of [our?] far sighted officers of the Navy, and was able and efficient by stricken down. He is a son of the late gallant Commander Porter. You may rely on his worth, intelligence & integrity."   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 211 - [HOUSTON, Sam]. Two imprints bound together, comprising:  

[HOUSTON, Sam]. Two imprints bound together, comprising:   Life of General Sam Houston. Washington: J.T. Towers, [1852?].   FIRST EDITION. Raines p.226; Sabin 33192. -- BURNET, David Gouverneur. Review of the Life of Gen. Sam Houston, as Recently Published in Washington City by J.T. Towers. Galveston: News Power Press Print, 1852. FIRST EDITION. Graff 495; Raines p.37; Winkler 295. 2 works bound in one, 8vo (245 x 157 mm). (Some browning, spotting or staining.) Stab-sewn in contemporary wrappers (wrinkled and soiled, a few tears with losses). Provenance: Several early annotations on wrappers a few leaves; acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 228).   The second work is the FIRST PAMPHLET PRINTED IN TEXAS ON A HORSE-POWERED PRESS. Burnet wrote his review of Houston's life in response to Charles Edwards Lester's Sam Houston and HIs Republic, which was factually inaccurate.   According to Raines, Burnet wrote to a friend: "'I have some idea of answering some of its misstatements and in order to do so am anxious to collect all the facts possible relating to the campaign of "˜36. The book is full of falsehood"”every truth is turned upside down.' He bemoaned Houston as "the prince of Humbugs," and detailed errors, exaggerations, and what he called outright lies. No one seems to have doubted that Houston had himself written the book. ...About the same time an anonymous pamphlet appeared, printed by J.T. Towers in Washington, entitled Life of General Sam Houston, obviously derived from the Lester volume....The Towers pamphlet, he said, is but a repetition of the same falsehoods and the same absurd distortions of character" (see Raines 126n). The Center for American History at the University of Texas holds a copy of these two works bound together. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 212 - [HOUSTON, Sam]. Partly printed document accomplished in manuscript signed ("James Eagan"). 18 October 1830. Montgomery & Miller, Commission Merchants, Mouth White River, Ark 's. Terr. Little Rock: Wm. E. Woodruff, [1830?].  

[HOUSTON, Sam]. Partly printed document accomplished in manuscript signed ("James Eagan"). 18 October 1830. Montgomery & Miller, Commission Merchants, Mouth White River, Ark 's. Terr. Little Rock: Wm. E. Woodruff, [1830?].   1 page, 4to, woodcut of a ship upper margin, some minor browning. A printed bill of lading form for goods to be transported to General Sam Houston. With notes in Dorman David's hand in pencil upper left. Relating to Sam Houston's three-year travels among the Cherokee Indians, where he fled after resigning as Governor of Tennessee.   The bill of lading is for items sent to Houston at Cant [i.e. Fort] Gibson, where he had settled following his marriage to Diana Rogers Gentry.   The shipment, likely intended to help Houston furnish a new home, included a cooking stove, a coal stove, and a bathing tub. [With:] An accompanying autograph letter signed from Montgomery Miller to Sam Houston, 18 October 1830. A cover letter enclosing the bill of lading.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 213 - [HOUSTON, Sam]. Autograph document signed by 23 citizens, to Sam Houston. Refugio, 8 March 1843.  

[HOUSTON, Sam]. Autograph document signed by 23 citizens, to Sam Houston. Refugio, 8 March 1843.   4 pages, folio, docketed, some dampstaining, old creases.   Petition to President Sam Houston requesting that Houston appoint John White Bower as Chief Justice of the county. The citizens of Refugio lost their former Chief Justice, Benj. F. Neal, who "left this country and the Republic...and returned to the United States and your petitioners believe that he has abandoned the Republic..." The petitioners cite the hazardous conditions in Refugio--Santa Anna's troops had captured the town in 1842 and carried captive all except two men--but "your petitioners continue to reside in their county under all the discouraging circumstances arising from the troubled state of the frontier, and shall continue to reside here until withdrawn by your excellency or driven off by the enemy - neither of which events they trust will take place." However, "the county is entirely without officers and no authority exists in any person to issue a writ of election for the various officers which are absolutely necessary to the county." Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 214 - [JACKSON, Andrew]. EATON, John Henry. Some Account of General Jackson, Drawn up from the Hon. Mr. Eaton 's very circumstantial Narrative, and other well-established information respecting him. Baltimore: Henry Vicary, 1828.

[JACKSON, Andrew]. EATON, John Henry. Some Account of General Jackson, Drawn up from the Hon. Mr. Eaton 's very circumstantial Narrative, and other well-established information respecting him. By a Gentleman of the Baltimore Bar. Baltimore: Henry Vicary, 1828. 8vo (175 x 105 mm). 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end. (Some minor browning or spotting.) Contemporary sheep (rebacked preserving old lettering-piece, some light wear).   FIRST EDITION, printed in February of Jackson's 1828 presidential campaign. "I have honestly endeavoured to set forth a just and fair account of the transactions which I relate...The Honourable Mr. Eaton...has enjoyed, a familiar intercourse with General Jackson for many years, and has long been commissioned to exert a senatorial voice in the councils of the nation. He must, herefore, be deemed a voucher that scorns to deceive and cannot be himself misled" (Prolegomena, p.vii). Sabin 21732. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 215 - [JEWISH EMIGRATION]. An archive of material relating to Jewish emigration to America ca 1890-1909, including letters and printed pamphlets, most relating to Louis Edward Levy.

[JEWISH EMIGRATION]. An archive of material relating to Jewish emigration to America ca 1890-1909, including letters and printed pamphlets, most relating to Louis Edward Levy. Approximately 68 carbon copy typescript or autograph letters, most to Louis Edward Levy, relating to Jewish emigration to the United States ca 1890-1909, with 7 printed pamphlets and other related material.   Louis Edward Levy (1846-1919), was the founding president of the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants (later known as HIAS Pennsylvania), and he served as the leader of many local Jewish organizations in Philadelphia. He wrote on immigration-related issues, including federal legislation for literacy tests to restrict immigration, and, as evidenced in the present archive, he corresponded frequently with leaders of other immigrant aid societies across the United States. Included in the correspondence are letters from: the Jewish Colonization Association, St.   Petersbourg; the United Jewish Charities of St. Louis; the United Hebrew Charities, Ellis Island, NY; the Law Offices of Bernstein & Cohen, Portland, Oregon; the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, NY; the Association of Jewish Immigrants, Philadelphia; and the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants.   Included in the above are a small group of correspondence related to the emigration status of a Mr. Abram Mitkon (Mitkovsky), ca 1908, and carbon copy typescript notes from the First and Second Sessions of the Conference of Jewish Immigration Societies of America, 5-6 January 1909, and notes from the Second Conference of the National Jewish Immigration Committee, 28 February 1909.   Printed pamphlets include: KRAUSKOPF, Joseph, Rabbi. A Morning at Ellis Island. A Discourse.   Temple Keneseth Israel, Philadelphia. 24 November 1907. -- The Press on Immigration. new York: Liberal Immigration league, n.d. -- PHILIPSON, David, Rabbi. Jewish Tracts...No.2. the Jew in America. Cincinnati, 1909.   -- MEYER, Martin A., Rabbi. Jewish Tracts...No.3. Jew and Non Jew. Cincinnati: n.p., 1913. -- Termination of a Treaty between the United States and Russia. N.p.: n.p., 16 February 1911.   -- The Jews of Roumania. Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1914. -- Annual report of the Association for the Protection  of Jewish Immigrants for the Year Ending April 30, 1916. Philadelphia, 1916.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 216 - LANE, Walter Paye (1817-1892). The Adventures and Recollections of General Walter P. Lane, a San Jacinto Veteran. Containing Sketches of the Texian, Mexican, and Late Wars, with Several Indian Fights Thrown In. Marshall: Tri-Weekly Herald, 1887.

LANE, Walter Paye (1817-1892). The Adventures and Recollections of General Walter P. Lane, a San Jacinto Veteran. Containing Sketches of the Texian, Mexican, and Late Wars, with Several Indian Fights Thrown In. Marshall: Tri-Weekly Herald, 1887. 8vo (171 x 110 mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait. (A few tissue repairs to first few leaves, some minor browning.) Original yellow printed wrappers (backed with japan tissue with repairs, spine renewed). FIRST EDITION of this rare Texas military narrative.   "One of the best Texas military memoirs, this is also a prime source on the period from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War. No Texas military hero spent more time in the thick of the action than Lane, and his memoirs are meaty with anecdotes and incidents relating to the revolution, the Indian campaigns, the Mexican War, and the Civil War.... Lane served at San Jacinto with great valor, being wounded and singled out for special commendation and battlefield promotion.... Lane's narrative is salty and pure Texian.... One of the most fascinating narratives ever produced in Texas" (Dykes Western High Spots p. 22). Graff 2384; Howes L69. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 217 - [LEE, Robert E. (1807-1870).]. General Orders No. 3.  Richmond: Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, February 6, 1865.

[LEE, Robert E. (1807-1870).]. General Orders No. 3.  Richmond: Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, February 6, 1865. 8vo (195 x 127 mm). Bifolium, including integral blank, printed on recto of first leaf only. (A few stains.) Provenance: Rebel Archives, Record Division and Department (stamp). Confederate imprint recording the appointment of Robert E. Lee as the General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States, issued and signed (in type) by General Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General of the Confederate Army. In part: "The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That there shall be appointed...an officer, who shall be known and designated as 'General in Chief,' who...shall have command of the military forces...and will be obeyed and respected accordingly." Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 218 - LOSSING, Benson John (1813-1891). The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution; or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics and Traditions of the War for Independence. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851-1852.

LOSSING, Benson John (1813-1891). The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution; or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics and Traditions of the War for Independence. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851-1852. 2 volumes expanded to 8, 8vo (242 x 163 mm).   Numerous illustrations throughout. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED BY THE ADDITION OF APPROXIMATELY 1130 PLATES AND FACSIMILES, many of which are inlayed or mounted to size. 20th-century half red crushed levant, spines gilt-lettered (a touch of rubbing to extremities). FIRST EDITION, expanded and extra-illustrated by the addition of facsimile letters, and engravings of battles, historical scenes, maps, and portraits of participants in the American Revolution.   [Laid-in:] LOSSING, Benson. Autograph letter signed ("Benson J. Lossing"), to an unnamed recipient. N.p., 24 December 1888. Regarding hand-delivering an an affidavit to the recipient.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 219 - MARTINEZ CARO, Ramon. Verdadera idea de la primera campana de Tejas y sucesos ocurridos despues de la accion de San Jacinto, por D. Ramon Martinez Caro. Mexico: Imprenta de Santiago Perez, a cargo de Agustin Sojo, Calle de Tiburcio núm 14, 1837.

MARTINEZ CARO, Ramon. Verdadera idea de la primera campana de Tejas y sucesos ocurridos despues de la accion de San Jacinto, por D. Ramon Martinez Caro. Mexico: Imprenta de Santiago Perez, a cargo de Agustin Sojo, Calle de Tiburcio núm 14, 1837. 8vo (196 x 120 mm). Remboitage binding of 18th-century Spanish calf gilt (some light wear, a few repairs); original pictorial wrappers bound in. Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 382).   FIRST EDITION, the first Mexican printing of the secret Treaty of Velasco and other documents relating to the Texas Revolution. "Eyewitness account of the Texas Revolution written by Santa-Anna 's private secretary [who] was captured at San Jacinto and imprisoned with Santa-Anna"¦. An insider 's view of the whole campaign, the capture at San Jacinto, the negotiations for the treaty, and life as a prisoner" (Basic Texas Books 138). "To Texans struggling for independence, General Antonio Lopez de Santa-Anna was a bête-noir. He was held responsible for both of the tragedies of 1836"”the Fall of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre"”but his defeat at San Jacinto by inferior numbers of Texans under Sam Houston relieved some of the pain. The present book"¦is remarkably well documented and includes the general 's own report to the Ministry of War" (Fifty Texas Rarities 16). VERY RARE: according to online records, only three copies (including the present copy) have sold at auction in the last 60 years. Graff 22695; Howes C-155; Sabin 10950.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 220 - [MATAGORDA PROPRIETORS]. Partly printed document accomplished in manuscript. A land deed signed by two of the proprietors, both Old Three Hundreds, Ira Ingram and Elias Wightman. [San Felipe de Austin: Printed by G.B. Cotten, 1830 or early 1831].  

[MATAGORDA PROPRIETORS]. Partly printed document accomplished in manuscript. A land deed signed by two of the proprietors, both Old Three Hundreds, Ira Ingram and Elias Wightman. [San Felipe de Austin: Printed by G.B. Cotten, 1830 or early 1831].   1 page, oblong 8vo, annotated verso, lightly browned, old creasing, a few tiny chips. Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 383).   "Town of Matagorda, April 4th, 1831. This Certifies, That, at the sale of In and Out-Lots in said town, held on the date hereof"”Daniel D.D. Baker became the highest bidder for Lots No. 5 & 6, in Block No. 2 & Tier No. 4 in the Colorado front of said town"¦". Ingram, the first alcalde of Matagorda, and Wightman, surveyor and partner of Stephen F. Austin in the founding of Matagorda, signed the original deed, as did Daniel D. D. Baker, who attempted to found the town of Preston on the lot.   Ownership records the transfer of one lot to Hamilton Cook, who was from an Old Three Hundred family.   FIRST PRINTING of a broadside relating to early printing in Texas. According to Streeter (locating only one copy): This certificate is in effect a form for a deed. It and the entry No. 18.2 were not available for [earlier] inclusion with the other early forms. Mr. John C. Wyllie, Librarian of the University of Virginia and a recognized authority on type, has examined the photostats of these two forms for me and reports that they were undoubtedly printed on the press Godwin B. Cotten had set up at San Felipe in the fall of 1829. The date of printing was probably 1830 or early 1831. From the manuscript records, formerly in my collection and now at Yale, of meetings of 'Proprietors of the town of Matagorda' held on August 1 and 2, 1830, and on January 28, 1831, it appears (records of the January 28, 1831, meeting) that Stephen F. Austin held a quarter interest or two shares in the partnership or association known as 'Proprietors of the town of Matagorda,' and Ira Ingram a three-eighths interest, with Seth Ingram, H.H. League, and Elias Wightman each holding a one-eighth interest, and that what is referred to in the Minutes as the 'constitution' of the Proprietors was adopted on July 8, 1830. ...The 'Out' lots of the 'In and Out' lots referred to in the certificate were the lots not included in the laid-out blocks making up the center of the town" (Streeter Texas 18.1).   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 221 - [MEXICO LAW]. Primera Secretaria de Estado. Seccion de Gobierno. El Supremo Poder Ejecutivo me ha dirigido el decreto de sique. [Mexico, 1824].

[MEXICO LAW]. Primera Secretaria de Estado. Seccion de Gobierno. El Supremo Poder Ejecutivo me ha dirigido el decreto de sique. [Mexico, 1824]. 4to (295 x 198 mm).   2 pages on one sheet. (Horizontal crease.) Bound in modern red calf. A degree by the Mexican congress establishing legislatures for three states. The new state of "Interno de Oriente" included the province of Texas, which was granted one deputy and one substitute, while "Interno del Norte" included the province of Nuevo Mexico.   Not in Streeter Texas.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 222 - MUNSTER, Sebastian (1489-1552). Tabula novarum insnlarum[sic], quas diversis respectibus Occidentales & Indianas vocant. Basel, 1554.  

MUNSTER, Sebastian (1489-1552). Tabula novarum insnlarum[sic], quas diversis respectibus Occidentales & Indianas vocant. Basel, 1554.   Woodcut map of North and South America, 312 x 409 mm. (A few tiny holes.) Burden State 7 with Latin text on verso, without the word "ova" before "Insula Atlantica quam..." in South America, and lacking Temistitian. Published in both Ptolemy's Geographia and Munster's own Cosmographia (as the present copy). The present copy of the map is from the 1555 Latin edition of Cosmographia, with the phrase "Insula Atlantica quam uo-/ cant Brasilii & Americam" in South America, Temistitan not named in Mexico, "ORBIS, QVI INSVLAS" the second line on the verso. First issued in 1540, Munster's map is the earliest map to depict all of the Americas, and the first to name the Pacific Ocean ("Mare Pacificum"). The ship is Magellans' Victoria, the only vessel of five to survive his voyage. Munster relied on Verrazano's accounts of the New World and on Marco Polo's accounts of eastern Asia when producing his map. Burden 12. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 223 - NABOLL, Nathan.   Green's Register for the State of Connecticut: With an Almanack, For the Year of our Lord, 1790. Calculated for the Meridian of New-London, Lat. 41.23. North. New London: T. Green & Son, [1790].  

NABOLL, Nathan.   Green's Register for the State of Connecticut: With an Almanack, For the Year of our Lord, 1790. Calculated for the Meridian of New-London, Lat. 41.23. North. New London: T. Green & Son, [1790].   12mo (133 x 76 mm). [2], 79, [14] pp. (Browning and spotting, lacking final blank.) Sewn into contemporary wrappers without backstrip (some soiling or chipping). Provenance: Josephus E. Comstock (signature, front wrapper); Ford Mitchell (his sale, PBA Galleries, 15 December 2005, Sale 323, lot 64). FIRST EDITION of this rare 18th-century Connecticut register, listing corporations, tax collectors, ministers, civil officers, justices of the peace and details of the faculty at Yale.   With an early printing of the United States Constitution (pp.36-48).   Also including details about taxes and ferry fares.   With a few leaves bound in upside down, and the final text leaf pasted to the lower wrapper. Drake Almanacs, 455; Evans 21779. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 224 - NEBEL, Carl (1805-1855). Battle of Palo Alto. From The War Between the United States and Mexico Illustrated, [Paris: LeMercier, 1851].

NEBEL, Carl (1805-1855). Battle of Palo Alto. From The War Between the United States and Mexico Illustrated, [Paris: LeMercier, 1851]. Lithograph with hand-coloring heightened in gum arabic, 355 x 465 mm sheet. Slight toning, browning verso from old framing, mostly marginal inkstain lower margin. Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (26 September 2007, lot 178).   FIRST EDITION of the first illustration from George Wilkins Kendall and Carlos Nebel's work, "the very best American battle scenes in existence" (Bennett American Nineteenth-Century Color Plate Books, p.65).   "Of all the Mexican War lithographs, perhaps the dozen by Kendall and Nebel are the most popular, as well as the most accurate" (Tyler, The Mexican War, A Lithographic Record, p.18). The lithograph shows the battle from the perspective of a viewer behind the U. S. lines looking south toward the Mexican position, and the details of the uniforms are considered generally correct.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 225 - NEWSPAPERS - REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. The Continental Journal and Weekly Advertiser. No. CCXCVIII. Boston: John Gill, Thursday, November 8, 1781.

NEWSPAPERS - REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. The Continental Journal and Weekly Advertiser. No. CCXCVIII. Boston: John Gill, Thursday, November 8, 1781. 4 pages, bifolium, (390 x 249 mm). Unbound as issued. (Stab-holes along centerfold, some browning or staining.) Provenance: George Thatcher (contemporary signature).   AN EARLY NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH SURRENDER AT YORKTOWN Issued less than two weeks after Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown on 19 October 1781. With an update from Fishkill: "We learn that General Lincoln received the captured Lord Cornwallis, and that the army played Yankee doodle when the British army marched to lay down their arms."   The issue includes a printing of a note from Cornwallis, Oct. 17, 1781: "I PROPOSE a cessation of hostilities for twenty-four hours, and that two officers may be appointed by each side to meet at Mr. Morris's house to settle terms for the surrender of the forts of York and Gloucester. I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient and most Humber servant, CORNWALLIS." Also printed is information from Washington: "His Excellency Gen. Washington granted a cessation of two hours, from the delivery of his answer, and several other letters passed between the two Generals. Commissioners were appointed and articles of Capitulation settled and compleated the 18th."   The issue prints the 14 articles of Capitulation. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 226 - [NEWSPAPER]. The Massachusetts Centinel. Volume 8, No. 24. Boston: Benjamin Russell, Saturday, December 8, 1787.

[NEWSPAPER]. The Massachusetts Centinel. Volume 8, No. 24. Boston: Benjamin Russell, Saturday, December 8, 1787. 4 pages, folio (367 x 238 mm). Disbound. (Some spotting, chipping to left margin.) THE FIRST PRINTING OF FEDERALIST PAPER XII, printed on p.94, in the first and second column. Written by Hamilton, the Federalist Paper XII concerns the establishment of currency and the collection of revenue.   Hamilton argues that taxes should be levied on imports and exports, and recommends that the federal government administer tax collection to reduce the amount of resources needed to ensure taxes aren't being evaded. He asserts that funding the government is essential.   It would be easier for the federal government to protect one border on the Atlantic Ocean, rather than ask each state to protect its borders, and ships stationed at America's ports would ensure the collection of duties.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 226A - [NEWSPAPER - DEPARTMENT OF STATE].  The New York Packet.  No. 942, Tuesday, August 4, 1789. New York: Samuel & John Loudon, 1789.

[NEWSPAPER - DEPARTMENT OF STATE].  The New York Packet.  No. 942, Tuesday, August 4, 1789. New York: Samuel & John Loudon, 1789. 4 pages, bifolium (489 x 305 mm). Unbound as issued. (Stab-holes along centerfold, some browning or staining.)   AN EARLY NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.   The Department of State was established as the Department of Foreign Affairs by the act of 27 July 1789, and it received its present name on 15 September 1789.   "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Unties States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be an executive department, to be denominated the department of foreign affairs, and that there shall be a principal officer therein, to be called the Secretary for the department of foreign affairs..." (p.[3]). Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 227 - [NEWSPAPER - TEXAS NEWS - THE ALAMO]. Niles Weekly Register. Vol. 49 (September 5, 1835-February 27, 1836); [with] Vol. 51 (September 3, 1836-February 25, 1837); [and] Vol. 52 (March 4, 1837-August 26, 1837). Baltimore, 1835-1837.

[NEWSPAPER - TEXAS NEWS - THE ALAMO]. Niles Weekly Register. Vol. 49 (September 5, 1835-February 27, 1836); [with] Vol. 51 (September 3, 1836-February 25, 1837); [and] Vol. 52 (March 4, 1837-August 26, 1837). Baltimore, 1835-1837. 3 volumes, 8vo (Vol. 49) and folio (Vols. 51 & 52). Vol. 49: 456pp. (lacking pp.55-58); Vols. 51 & 52: 416pp.   (Some overall browning or light spotting.) Bound in red or brown contemporary half sheep, marbled boards (worn, some losses to spines). Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 442).   FIRST EDITIONS of this "widely circulated weekly, with an emphasis on politics and current events. An important source of Americana, unique in its scope and longevity" (Lomazow, American Periodicals a Collector's Manual and Reference Guide 97). Including information The Alamo as the events unfolded, including the Texas Revolution and the early forming of the Republic, Texan dissatisfaction with Mexican government, Austin and Archer appealing for U. S. support of the Texas Revolution, a call for volunteers, the establishment of Telegraph and Texas Register, Milam's capture of San Antonio, organization of the Texas Rangers, Sam Houston elected as President with his inaugural address, President Jackson's address to Congress on the Texas situation, the release of Santa-Anna, the official U. S. recognition of Texas, and the burial of Alamo heroes. [With:] Niles Weekly Register. Baltimore, 1813. Vol. IV, No. 98, Saturday, 17 July 1813. INCLUDES A PRINTING OF E HTEXAS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN, "Republic of Mexico" (p.313). -- Niles Weekly Register. Baltimore, 1836. Vol. XIV, Nos. 1,278-1,301, 10 March 1836-27 August 1836. 24 numbers, with Texas news.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 228 - [NEWSPAPER]. Our Camp Journal. Vol 1, Nos. 1 (April 1, 1863), 3 (September 7, 1863); 5 (January 15, 1864), and 6 (April, 1864). Various places.  

[NEWSPAPER]. Our Camp Journal. Vol 1, Nos. 1 (April 1, 1863), 3 (September 7, 1863); 5 (January 15, 1864), and 6 (April, 1864). Various places.   Civil War Regimental newspapers are rare in any form or condition.   Our Camp Journal is a fine example of the genre, a full-size multi-sheet paper typeset on a press with woodcut vignettes.   No. 1 was published from a "Camp near Alexandria, Va."; No. 3 was published from "Ft. Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y."; No. 5 was published in the winter quarters with the "Army of the Potomac, Va.," and No. 6 was published from "Headquarters, First Division, 2nd Army Corps, Va." Content includes recent war news including events in the western theater, regimental sketches from other units in the brigade and division, news from the home front and obituaries.   [With:] Evening Whig, 4 April 1865. [Richmond]: William Ira Smith, 1865. "Publication being resumed this afternoon with the consent of military authorities." All of the above were preserved by Corporal B. F. Batcheler, Company E.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 229 - [NEWSPAPER]. Humboldt Register. Winnemucca, Nevada. Vol. 2, No.161. Saturday, 15 July 1876.

[NEWSPAPER]. Humboldt Register. Winnemucca, Nevada. Vol. 2, No.161. Saturday, 15 July 1876. 4 pages, bifolium (505 x 330 mm). Disbound as issued. (Separated along fold, some browning and marginal chipping.) Provenance: Fisher's (San Francisco newspaper vendor rubber stamp). WITH AN UPDATE ABOUT THE SIOUX WAR The letter, on p. 2, shares updates from the commanding officer ta the Red Cloud agency, who repots to general Sheridan that affairs at the agency are very uncertain "owing to the news of Custer's defeat and a failure to supply the Indians with provisions." Also with content about the Erie Railroad, and a review of Rutherford B. Hayes's run for the Presidency.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 230 - [NEWSPAPERS - TEXAS NEWS]. Collection of about 175 issues of various American newspapers featuring articles on Texas, printed between 1803 and 1860.  

[NEWSPAPERS - TEXAS NEWS]. Collection of about 175 issues of various American newspapers featuring articles on Texas, printed between 1803 and 1860.   Various sizes, most 4-pages.  Provenance: All collected and catalogued by Ford Mitchell (his sale, PBA Galleries, 20 October 2005, Sale 319, Lot 434).   Large collection of newspapers from the first half of he 19th-century including articles on Texas, including information about its beginnings as an outpost of New Spain, then as a province of Mexico, the revolution, the early days of the Republic, annexation, and finally statehood.   The earliest newspaper,  The Washington  Federalist of 23 February 1803, includes a long article about the "Secret Maneuverings of Col. Burr." An issue of the  Boston Independent  Chronicle of 9 January 1804 covers the Louisiana Purchase and the beginnings of the problems on the Texas boundary.   Many issues from 1836 include printings of the Texas Declaration of Independence.   An issue of the  Philadelphia Sun of 14 April 1836 reports on the fall of the Alamo.   Among the newspapers represented are the  National Intelligencer (49 issues);  Daily National Intelligencer (26 issues);  New York Daily Tribune (9 issues);  Manufacturers & Farmers Journal (7 issues); Richmond Enquirer (5 issues); and the Ohio State Journal and Register (7 issues). Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 231 - ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. [Antwerp, 1612?].

ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. [Antwerp, 1612?]. Engraved map with hand-coloring, 443 x 574 mm. Decorative cartouche, galleons and ships, Spanish text verso. (Some minor browning or staining, minor marginal chipping.) FIRST EDITION, third state with Ortelius' name lower right.   According to Burden, "the most important introductions on the east coast are the Indian name WINGANDEKOA, and just to the north an inlet. They both originate from the unsuccessful English attempts at colonising the Outer Banks of present-day North Carolina. It has been suggested that the inlet could be the first depiction of Chesapeake Bay on a printed map." Burden 64.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 232 - ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598).  Hispaniae Novae sivae Magnae, Recens et Vera Descriptio. [Antwerp, ca 1595?].

ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598).  Hispaniae Novae sivae Magnae, Recens et Vera Descriptio. [Antwerp, ca 1595?]. Engraved map of central Mexico with hand-coloring, 394 x 521 mm. Decorative cartouches, galleons. (Some minor soiling.)   Ortelius's view of central Mexico includes Mexico City, Lake de Bhapala (Chapilacum Mare), Guadalajara, and Tuxpan, Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 233 - RAMOS ARISPE, Miguel. Memoria que el Doctor D. Miguel Ramos de Arispe"¦ presenta "¦ sobre el estado natural, politico, y civil de su dicha provincia, y las del nuevo reyno de Leon, nuevo Santander, y los Texas. Cadiz: Jose Maria Guerrero, 1812.

RAMOS ARISPE, Miguel. Memoria que el Doctor D. Miguel Ramos de Arispe, Cura de Borbon, y Diputado en las Presentes Cortes Generales y Extraordinarias de Espana por la provincia de Cohauila, una de las cuatro internas del oriente en el reyno de Mexico, presenta a el augusto Congreso, sobre el estado natural, politico, y civil de su dicha provincia, y las del nuevo reyno de Leon, nuevo Santander, y los Texas. Cadiz: Jose Maria Guerrero, 1812. 4to (205 x 149 mm). (A few minor spots). Modern wrappers; blue cloth folding case. FIRST EDITION of this "short but excellent account of the four Internal Provinces of the East as observed by Ramos Arizpe before he left his home in Saltillo in Coahuila at the end of 1810 to attend the Spanish Cortes as a delegate from Coahuila. It is addressed to the King and describes the government of the four provinces, has brief notes on their important towns, and discusses such subjects as 'Character of the People', 'Public Education', 'Breeding of Cattle', 'Commerce' and 'Defects of the System of Government' and makes various recommendations'' (Streeter, notes to American edition). Howes R-26; Sabin 67670; Streeter Texas 1050. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 234 - RANNEY, William Tylee (1813-1857). The Trappers Last Shot. From the Original Painting Distributed by the Western Art Union in 1850. Cincinnati: Neale, 1850.

RANNEY, William Tylee (1813-1857). The Trappers Last Shot. From the Original Painting Distributed by the Western Art Union in 1850. Cincinnati: Neale, 1850. Steel engraving, 577 x 756 mm sheet.   Some soiling, a few short tears to blank margin. Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 484).   FIRST PRINTING of this western print, which was later followed by a Currier & Ives knock-off. The original painting from which the print was made was included in the exhibit "Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney" at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (May 13, 2006-August 14, 2006). "This is an engraved reproduction of Ranney 's famous oil painting...by the same title that was based on a sketch made by the artist while he served in the Army of the Republic of Texas.... It is a scene, probably inspired by the story of mountain man Joe Meek, who used his last shot to defend himself against attacking Indians" (Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, 1554-1900, p.74).   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 235 - RUSCELLI, Girolamo (1518-1566). Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova. [Venice, 1574].

RUSCELLI, Girolamo (1518-1566). Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova. [Venice, 1574]. Engraved map of Mexico with hand-coloring 220 x 293 mm. (Two small marginal wormholes, tiny paper flaw just affecting portion of rule border, a few small stains.) Topographical features including the present-day Mississippi River, Italian text verso. FIRST EDITION, second state, with plate-mark on the top edge, cross-hatching to the graduation marks in the border, and without the added names and features of the 1598 third state. One of the earliest obtainable maps of Mexico and the American Southwest. Ruscelli's map of New Spain is an enlargement of Giacomo Gastaldi's 1548 map, but here depicting the Yucatan as a peninsula, rather than an island.   Wagner NW Coast 48 (the map is "the same as No. 18 [i.e. the 1548 issue of the map] with trifling changes").     Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 236 - SELDEN, Dudley (1794-1855). Conveyances on Record in the Registrar 's Office: from the 1st January, 1825 to the 1st January, 1838. New York: Alexander S. Gould, 1838.

SELDEN, Dudley (1794-1855). Conveyances on Record in the Registrar 's Office: from the 1st January, 1825 to the 1st January, 1838. New York: Alexander S. Gould, 1838. 8vo (244 x 145 mm). 4 folding street maps printed on onion skin of Harlem Commons. (One map with closed tear, some spotting). Original floral blind -embossed cloth, black morocco lettering-piece gilt (minor losses to spine ends, a touch of wear to corners, small stain lower cover). Provenance: John Adriance (inscription with note, "Not to be loaned under any circumstances"); John H. Southard (gift inscription from previous). FIRST EDITION, a collection of legal documents relating to the ownership of land in Harlem, and including a section entitled "Deduction of the Title to Harlaem Commons" relating to the 1666 grant of Governor Richard Nicolls. Selden acquired over 300 acres of land in Harlem in 1825 from the heirs of one of the original grantees of land in Harlem pursuant to Governor Nicoll's 1666 grant.   John Adriance's brother, Isaac, represented that the land claim in Harlem was based on the new Harlem patent, a grant of confirmation to the freeholders and inhabitants of Harlem (printed in the present copy). [Tipped in:] 1p. manuscript copy of an 1832 deed between Dudley Selden and his wife to George Marshall. "THIS BOOK IS VERY SCARCE," and was likely printed only for members of the family. (Sabin 78969). Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 237 - [SLAVERY AND ABOLITION]. Manuscript document, an affidavit of free birth, signed by Justice of the Peace George Rice. Frederick County, Maryland, 15 May 1832.  

[SLAVERY AND ABOLITION]. Manuscript document, an affidavit of free birth, signed by Justice of the Peace George Rice. Frederick County, Maryland, 15 May 1832.   1 page, oblong 8vo, docketed verso, creased.   "John Haines...solemnly sincerely and truly declares and affirms that Mary Bowen...was free born to the best of his knowledge and belief." Docketed by John Haines verso.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 238 - [SPAIN - MINING LAWS].   GALVEZ, Josef de.  Real Ordenanzas para la Direccion, Regimen y Gobierno del Important Cuerpo de la Mineria de Nueva-Espana y de su Real Tribunal General de Orden de su Majestad. Madrid: [Royal Press], 1783.

[SPAIN - MINING LAWS].   GALVEZ, Josef de.  Real Ordenanzas para la Direccion, Regimen y Gobierno del Important Cuerpo de la Mineria de Nueva-Espana y de su Real Tribunal General de Orden de su Majestad. Madrid: [Royal Press], 1783. Folio (297 x 207 mm). Engraved frontispiece of the royal arms by Fabregat, paraph of Josef de Galves on p.214. (Some minor marginal worming to a few leaves not affecting letters, some minor spotting.) Contemporary blind-tooled Spanish calf (a few repairs, some light soiling). FIRST EDITION, A RARE BOOK OF MINING LAWS FOR NEW SPAIN Galvez, appointed special commissioner charged with making reforms in Mexico's governance, was influential in leading the replacement of the Mexican provinces with 12 intendencias in 1786.   Mining was the most important economic activity in Mexico during the colonial period.   The Real Ordenanzas transcribes royal degrees relating to mining in New Spain, and provides information relating to the discovery of new mins, the operations of old mines, the training of workers, and the introduction of new technology and the role of the Tribunal de la Mineria. Only miners born in Spain were allowed to posses copies of the work.   Sabin calls it a "rare and valuable compendium of the old mining laws and mineral customs."   Palau 203088; Porrua (1949) 7552; Sabin 56260. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 239 - STARR, Amory Reily (1847-1906). Amory R. Starr... Texas Real Estate Agency...Marshall, Texas. St. Louis: A. Gast & Co., [ca 1874].

STARR, Amory Reily (1847-1906). Amory R. Starr... Texas Real Estate Agency...Marshall, Texas. St. Louis: A. Gast & Co., [ca 1874]. Oblong 12mo (85 x 129 mm). Illustrated lithograph trade card on heavy card stock. (Tiny chip to upper left corner, very minor soiling). Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan. RARE LITHOGRAPHED TEXAS TRADE CARD, printed by the Gast firm in St. Louis. The small detailed scene shows surveyors at work depicting various surveyor's instruments. The Gast firm lithographed the General Land Office maps of Texas counties, and produced several notable images of Texas. Amory Reily Starr, who identifies himself as "successor to Jas.   H. Starr & Son," assumed control of the James H. Starr and Son land agency, which had belonged to his father and uncle, in 1873. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 240 - STARRING, Frederick Augustus (1834-1904). Archive of letters, documents, artifacts, and photographs by and related to the American civil engineer, lawyer and soldier. Several dozen items.

STARRING, Frederick Augustus (1834-1904). Archive of letters, documents, artifacts, and photographs by and related to the American civil engineer, lawyer and soldier. Several dozen items. AN ARCHIVE OF SEVERAL DOZENS OF LETTERS, DOCUMENTS AND ARTIFACTS RELATING TO THE CAREER OF NOTED MILITARY OFFICER AND DIPLOMAT F. A. STARRING.   The archive includes: Starring's discharge papers from the U. S. Army, 23 February 1866, including on the back a lengthy endorsement from General William Clark, of the Army of the Tennessee, lavishing praise on Starring as "one of the most competent and meritorious Commanders" in the Army. "Col. Starring's Regt. for discipline & efficiency had no superior on the Western Army." There is a typed copy of his official military record; a large, folio engraved certificate for membership in the Military Order of the Loyal Legion; a copy of his Presidential appointment making him Brigadier General by Brevet signed (secretarial signature) by Andrew Johnson 7 May 1866.   After leaving the Army Starring enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the U. S. Consular Service. The archive contains his certificate of study from Harvard Law School (24 May 1866 to 13 July 1866) and numerous documents relating to his diplomatic career including: a 3 April 1872 copy of a letter to the Khedive of Egypt, containing a geological survey for a possible trans-Sudan railway; a large folio-sized engraved passport, bearing the endorsements of numerous foreign governments; numerous other legation certificates and visas, copies of consular reports to the Secretary of State; eight printed consular reports, authored by Starring and issued by the Government Printing Office, 1870-1881; a 24 June 1874 invitation to a reception with Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 241 - STARRING, William (1841-1889). An archive of letters, documents, and photographs relating to the noted Lakota lexicographer, 1860-1889. Over 100 items, various dimensions.

STARRING, William (1841-1889). An archive of letters, documents, and photographs relating to the noted Lakota lexicographer, 1860-1889. Over 100 items, various dimensions. AN ARCHIVE OF OVER 100 ITEMS DOCUMENTING THE RICH CAREER OF THE LAKOTA LEXICOGRAPHER AND CAREER ARMY OFFICER Upon Starring's death in 1889, the Adjutant General of the Department of the Columbia (in the Washington Territory) lauded Starring for his "honest, faithful and zealous service," and his path-breaking work with the Plains Indians, "especially the Sioux." He noted the "great assiduity and care" with which Starring compiled "a valuable dictionary of their language." The archive includes:   Starring's appointment to West Point, signed by Secretary of War Simon Cameron, 6 April 1861 -- Some 14 West Point Conduct Reports, 1860-1863, including some signed by Robert E. Lee's eldest son, George Washington Custis Lee. -- 3Presidential commissions signed by Andrew Johnson (stamped signatures): 20 April 1866 and 23 April 1866, making him First Lieutenant in the 18th Infantry Regiment; and 11 April 1867, making him a First Lieutenant in the 36th Infantry Regiment.   Also with one commission SIGNED BY RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, 26 June 1879, making Starring Captain of the Ordinance Department, the rank he held through his long service in western postings. Also included is a small archive of correspondence. In one letter to his sister, written from the Colorado Territory in March 1866, he jokes that he has "my scalp yet [and] don't propose to lose it easily. As my hair is rather long our Noble Red Bretheren will get a good one if they take it now." Yet his 28 May 1888 letter (written just months before he died) expresses his great contentment living "in this wonderful country," close to the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Also included are a pair of spurs with straps, 5 printed receipts for Black Hills Mining District claims, 8 CDVs, a letter-book comprising Starring's official Army correspondence, and several manuals of West Point's rules and regulations. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 242 - STIFF, Edward. The Texan Emigrant: Being a Narration of the Adventures"¦ in Texas, and a Description of the Soil, Climate, Productions, Minerals, Towns, Bays, Harbors, Rivers, Institutions, and Manners and Customs... Cincinnati: George Conclin, 1840.

STIFF, Edward. The Texan Emigrant: Being a Narration of the Adventures of the Author in Texas, and a Description of the Soil, Climate, Productions, Minerals, Towns, Bays, Harbors, Rivers, Institutions, and Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants of that Country.... Cincinnati: George Conclin, 1840. 8vo (194 x 120 mm). Engraved folding map of Texas hand-colored in outline (a few separations to folds); 2 full-page wood-engraved illustrations; 1p. publisher's advertisements at end. (Some offsetting of map to title, some spotting.) Contemporary sprinkled sheep, smooth spine gilt, black morocco lettering-piece gilt (upper joint starting, some overall wear). FIRST EDITION, WITH THE RARE MAP of Stiff's popular work on Texas. At least 7 subsequent editions were issued, none of which included the map. "By an independent thinker, and not always favorable to Texas and the United States. In fact, somewhat of a Tory in politics. Notwithstanding, one of the best books on Texas issued during the Republic. Very scarce" (Raines pp.195-196).   The two woodcuts show early views of Galveston City and Bay and the Battle of San Jacinto. Graff 3989; Howes S-998; Streeter Texas 1367 ( "Here conventional accounts of the physical features of Texas and of its cities and towns are interspersed with gossipy comments on various named individuals and on life in Texas in general, making it quite an entertaining book").   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 243 - STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Serialized in: The National Era. Volume V, Nos. 23, 25-28, 30-35, 37-43, 45, 47-52. Washington, D.C.: June 5, 1851-December 25, 1851. A RUN OF THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL PARTS AS PUBLISHED SERIALLY.

STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Serialized in: The National Era. Volume V, Nos. 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 34 [typographical error], 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, and 52. Washington, D.C.: June 5, 1851-December 25, 1851.   21 chapters in 26 parts only (of 40), folio, on a bifolium (each 685 x 486 mm). (Tears to folds affecting letters, some marginal chipping, some spotting or staining.) Provenance: E. McGregor (early signatures).   Prior to the publication of the first edition, Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin first appeared serially in The National Era, which was printed weekly. In this serial form, Stowe's work was printed one chapter at a time.   The present run of issues comprises chapters: 1, 4-7, 9-19, 22, 24-27 (with Chapter 9 in two parts, Chapter 10 mis-labeled, Chapter 18 in three parts).   A RUN OF THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL PARTS AS PUBLISHED SERIALLY of Stowe's work.   The present run includes two numbers with no installment of Uncle Tom's Cabin: No. 34, August 21 1851 (with a note that Chapter 12 arrived too late for publication), and No. 51, December 18, 1851. Uncle Tom's Cabin appeared in 40 installments between 1851 and 1852, and based on the reception, Stowe was approached by a Boston publisher to publish her work.   The first edition sold three hundred thousand copies in the first year, and by 1857, nearly two million copies had been sold.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 244 - [TEXAS - EARLY NEWSPAPERS]. Gaceta Del Gobierno Supremo del Estado de Coahuila y Tejas. [Leona Vicario or Monclova:] Imprento del Gobierno del Estado, a cargo del C. Sisto Gonzalez, [1832 or early 1833?].

[TEXAS - EARLY NEWSPAPERS]. Gaceta Del Gobierno Supremo del Estado de Coahuila y Tejas. [Leona Vicario or Monclova:] Imprento del Gobierno del Estado, a cargo del C. Sisto Gonzalez, [1832 or early 1833?]. Broadside (309 x 210 mm). Woodcut vignette of an eagle holding a shield at head. (Horizontal crease, small marginal inkspot.)   Provenance: Darrel Brown (sold Heritage, December 2007). RARE PROSPECTUS FOR AN EARLY TEXAS NEWSPAPER Gaceta was first printed on Friday, 11 January 1833 and was published through 1835.   Though the printing schedule changed often, copies were initially issued every Monday and Friday, and readers could get copies for "un peso cada mes, para la capital, y diez reales para afuera franco de porte" [one peso each month, for the capital, and ten reals for outside carriage-free].   The prospectus cites a need for a newspaper in the region that would keep readers well-informed about both local and national news.   Gaceta was well-read, but its popularity was challenged by Diario del Gobierno, a government publication which was released at about the same time.   Copies of Gaceta are known in only two institutional collections: the Saltillo Archives, and the Texas State Library.   VERY RARE: According to online records, this is the only copy of this prospectus to appear on the market at auction.   Not in Charno; not in Streeter. CHECK STREETER.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 245 - [TEXAS - EARLY NEWSPAPERS]. Gaceta, Del Gobierno Supremo del Estado de Coahuila y Texas. Volume 3, No. 97. [Monclova], 29 July 1835.

[TEXAS - EARLY NEWSPAPERS]. Gaceta, Del Gobierno Supremo del Estado de Coahuila y Texas. Volume 3, No. 97. [Monclova], 29 July 1835. 4pp, bifolium. Woodcut eagle device at head. (Horizontal crease, old tape repair with browning, some minor wrinkling.) Matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). Provenance: Darrel Brown (sold Heritage, December 2007). RARE ISSUE OF AN EARLY TEXAS NEWSPAPER Between 1829 and 1835, the government of Coahuila and Texas issued four periodicals, of which Gaceta was the second most prominent.   This issue includes a July 8 communication from Rafael Eca y Musquiz, Minister of the Supreme Court, to don Miguel Falcon, Governor of the State, whereby President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna has asked Musquiz to assume the Executive Power of the state to "calm the spirit of discord in Texas and to apply the severity of the law to those who attempt to pervert the tranquility and excite commotion" (translated). In May, then-governor Agustine Viesca left Monclova with the government archives intending to establish Bexar (present-day San Antonio) as the capital of the department of Texas. The issue includes an editorial commenting on the actions of Viesca and the two opposing parties within the government of Mexico: "We believe, without fear of error, that in the Texas Colonies there does not exist aims of overthrowing the government..." (translated). The editorials printed within this issue are in support of General Cos' 5 July Proclamation, issued at Matamoros, warning the inhabitants of the three departments of Texas (San Antonio de Bexar, La Bahia, and Nacogdoches) that any actions in favor of the former authorities will cause war.   45-days after this issue, General Cos commenced his march with 500 soldiers from Matamoros to San Antonio, igniting the first fire in Texas' battle for independence.   See Streeter, Bibliography of Texas, Part II, vol.III, pp.261-263. VERY RARE: Only one other copy of this issue of Gaceta is known; it is held in the Saltillo Archives.   Not in Charno; not in Streeter. CHECK STREETER BIBLIO QTD HERE.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 246 - [TEXAS - GERMAN SETTLEMENT]. Verein zum Schutze Deutscher Einwanderer in Texas. [Mainz and Weissbaden, February 7, 25, 1846].

[TEXAS - GERMAN SETTLEMENT]. Verein zum Schutze Deutscher Einwanderer in Texas. [Mainz and Weissbaden, February 7, 25, 1846]. Folio (350 x 217 mm). 3pp., on a bifolium (p.4 blank). (Some very minor toning to margins, minor offsetting.)   The Adeslverein, also known as the Mainzer verein, the Texas-Verein, and the German Emigration Company, was officially named the Verein zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas. In April 1842, twenty-one German noblemen at Biebrich on the Rhine, near Mainz, provisionally organized to establish a new Germany on Texas soil by means of an organized mass emigration. The present promotional pamphlet was printed to encourage German emigration to Texas. Between October 1845 and April 1846, a total of 5,257 German emigrants were brought to Texas, and in 1847, five settlements were established on the Fisher-Miller grant on the banks of the Llano River: Bettina, Castell, Leiningen, Meerholz, and Schoenburg.   RARE.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 247 - [TEXAS]. Report of the Commissioner of the Court of Claims. Printed by order of the legislature of the State of Texas. Austin: John Marshall & Co., 1857.

[TEXAS]. Report of the Commissioner of the Court of Claims. Printed by order of the legislature of the State of Texas. Austin: John Marshall & Co., 1857. 8vo (214 x 137 mm). 22pp. (Some browning or spotting.) Folded as issued, partially uncut, unsewn with stab-holes for sewing. Provenance: Ford Mitchell (his sale, PBA Galleries, 20 October 2005, Sale 319, Lot 528. FIRST EDITION. Including James C. Wilson's notice of retirement, 1 June, 1857.   "In retiring from this Office, I beg leave to present to you, and through ou to the Legislature, the following Report. No written statement of all that has been done in the office can possibly be made" (p.3).   Also including James O. Illingsworth's report of certificates issued: "It will require at least four competent courts in this office during the session of Legislature...to perform the duties" (p.22). RARE EARLY TEXAS IMPRINT: we trace no other copies of this imprint at auction in at least 50 years .Winkler 902. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 248 - [TEXAS]. SEGUIN, Juan, et al. Manuscript power of attorney, in the hand of John James, signed by Seguin and 19 Tejanos, notarized by P. L. Buquet with his purple paper seal. Bexar County, Texas. 28 September 1860.

[TEXAS]. SEGUIN, Juan, et al. Manuscript power of attorney, in the hand of John James, signed by Seguin and 19 Tejanos, notarized by P. L. Buquet with his purple paper seal. Bexar County, Texas. 28 September 1860. 2 pages, 4to, 304 x 193, on a single lined sheet, creased, a few separations to folds, a few faint pencil marks. Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 502).   Seeking reimbursement for an 1839 expedition in which they participated. The text begins: "State of Texas County of Bexar. Know all men by these presents, that we the undersigned having full confidence in John James of San Antonio do hereby appoint him our true and lawful agent and attorney in fact for us and in our names to ask for, claim, and secure pay for certain services rendered by us in the Year 1839 to the Late Republic of Texas (say in July) in a campaign against the Comanches under Col Henry W. Karnes, John A. Seguin being Captain of the Company"¦." With 21 signatures (complete list available on request).   Henry Wax Karnes organized an expedition to drive Comanche out of the area in response to Governor Lamar's call for action against hostile Comanche who had killed for Bexar surveyors in May 1839, William P. Delmour, clerk of the San Antonio court, who was murdered on May 28, and several other men in the area. Two companies of volunteers were raised, one of Mexicans and one of Americans, and Seguin was elected captain of the Mexican force of about 54 men under Karnes' command. The expedition drove the Comanche out of the area. The forces, which were outfitted at private expense, were discharged about three weeks after they were formed. So far as is known, the mens' claims were never audited or reimbursed by the Republic. The Republic of Texas faced lingering problems relating to the its fight for independence and its Indian Wars, including requests for the reimbursement of many people who were all to happy to volunteer for service with no thought of payment, as is the case here. In the introduction to his book on Seguin, de la Teja comments: "As Tejanos rediscover their contributions to Texas history, as they overcome the barriers that separate Texan and Tejano, Juan Seguin has again returned to serve as intermediary between the two... Juan Seguin is not just a hero for Texans of Mexican descent. All Texans now recognize his unique contribution to Texas history." Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 249 - [TEXAS - CRIME]. Manuscript document, signed by the jurors and certified by Justice of the Peace W. W. Arnett. Fort Clark, Texas, 5 March 1871.  

[TEXAS - CRIME]. Manuscript document, signed by the jurors and certified by Justice of the Peace W. W. Arnett. Fort Clark, Texas, 5 March 1871.   1 page, 4to, on a ledger sheet, a few small losses to left margin. "We the jurors find the said man came to his death...by gun shot fired by soldiers of the post of Fort Clark while he was attempting to escape." A jury's ruling, certifying that an unknown suspect was killed March 4 at 9 p.m. by soldiers of the fort while attempting to escape trial for murdering soldier Charles Shepard. William W. Arnett served as a private in Capt. John A. Veatch's company of Col. Peter H. Bell's regiment of Texas Mounted Volunteers during the Mexican War.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 250 - [TEXAS]. Map of Bexar County, Texas. San Antonio and Austin: Samuel Maverick & John H. Traynham, 1889.  

[TEXAS]. Map of Bexar County, Texas. San Antonio and Austin: Samuel Maverick & John H. Traynham, 1889.   Engraved map of Bexar County, visible area 560 x 444 mm, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). (Archivally backed and conserved, creases from old folds, discoloration from old tape repairs verso, a few small separations or losses). Map surrounded by letterpress and engraved advertisements, a few with engraved vignettes. Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 332).   FIRST EDITION, printed after an official map of the county issued by the General Land Office.   The surrounding advertisements are a rich source of local business information of the time. Traynham's own ad features prominently promoting his services as a map dealer and expert on Texas emigration. And early Lone Star Brewing ad ("Brewers of the Celebrated 'Pilsener') is placed top center, adjacent to an ad for the Alamo Ice Factory. EXCEEDINGLY RARE: we trace no other copies of this map in any institution or at sale.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 251 - [TEXAS PICTORIAL LETTERSHEET]. THIELEPAPE, Wilhelm Carl August (1814-1904), lithographer. Main Plaza. San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio: W. C. A. Thielpape, [ca 1855].

[TEXAS PICTORIAL LETTERSHEET]. THIELEPAPE, Wilhelm Carl August (1814-1904), lithographer. Main Plaza. San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio: W. C. A. Thielpape, [ca 1855]. 4to (247 x 192 mm). With 2pp. autograph letter in French from Alphonse Portanery to his parents, San Antonio, 5 April 1856; morocco-backed slipcase. (Creased, a few tiny spots or stains.) Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (26 September 2007, lot 242).   Though there are many known examples of 19th-century lettersheets from California, only a few are known from Texas.   With a vignette engraved by Wilhelm Carl August Thielpape, who would be elected the Reconstruction Mayor of San Antonio in 1867. During his tenure, he built bridges, laid macadam streets, and strengthened the public schools.   He later moved to Chicago to work as an attorney, participating in the building boom that followed the Great Chicago Fire. The letter from Portanery indicates that there has been some delay in his response, and he discusses his recent marriage and the problems and opportunities it has caused.   He states that his wife says she will never go to France, and discusses the complicated familial relationships and the role his in-laws play in deciding whether he will have property and whether they will help them financially.   He reports that he is basically happy, and that he has a newborn who resembles him. He concludes that everyone in Texas lives a solitary life, like wolves. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 252 - THIELEPAPE, Wilhelm Carl August (1814-1904), lithographer.  Sam Recruiting, after the injunction of secrecy had been removed. San Antonio: Thielepape, July 1855.

THIELEPAPE, Wilhelm Carl August (1814-1904), lithographer.  Sam Recruiting, after the injunction of secrecy had been removed. San Antonio: Thielepape, July 1855. Lithograph on heavy paper, 610 x 480 mm. (Fully backed in japan tissue, a few minor losses with repairs occasionally affecting image or text, creased where formerly folded, separations along those creases.) Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 227).   THE FIRST LITHOGRAPHED POLITICAL CARTOON CREATED IN TEXAS. The lithograph was printed when Sam Houston's political career was in shambles. Shortly after the publication of this cartoon, Houston failed in his reelection bid for the U. S. Senate, and in a run for the Texas Governor's office.   In the cartoon, Houston is seen walking on the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.   He carries a "Net for Gudgeons," the handle of which is strung with a gun and knife ("Sam's Logic or reasoning powers"), a heart ("Sam's 'Great American heard,' sore"), and a mask ("Mask of Washington," "Worn when assuming to be the Savior of the Country").   He carries a lantern "used by Gui [Guy] Fawkes in his midnight plots, and bequested to [Houston's] father."   The print was one of three lithographs, all created by Thielepape, considered to be among the first lithographs created in Texas.   These three documented Thielepape lithographs pulled in Texas also include the letter sheet with a view of Alamo Plaza (see previous lot). When the present copy was sold by Dorothy Sloan, she located only two other copies of the lithograph: one at the Center for American history at the University of Texas, and one at the Dallas Historical Society. She quoted the unpublished research of Ron Tyler: "The first lithographs that can be documented as having been made in Texas appeared in San Antonio... Wilhelm C.A. Thielepape, a trained surveyor and recent immigrant with no printing experience, pulled the first lithograph from a Texas press in 1855. It was a crude map of San Antonio. He printed at least two other images, this caricature of Sam Houston and the other a view of the San Antonio plaza, before finally abandoning the badly worn lithographic equipment and closing his shop." Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 253 - UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION] -- [FRANKLIN, Benjamin, printer.] Constitutions des Treize Etats-Unis de L'Amerique. Philadelphia and Paris: [Printed for Franklin by] Ph.-D. Pierres and Pissot, Father and Sons, 1783.  

UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION] -- [FRANKLIN, Benjamin, printer.] Constitutions des Treize Etats-Unis de L'Amerique. Philadelphia and Paris: [Printed for Franklin by] Ph.-D. Pierres and Pissot, Father and Sons, 1783.   8vo (195 x 122 mm). Title-page with circular woodcut Great Seal of the United States: its first use in a printed book. (Some minor spotting to several leaves.) Contemporary French calf-backed paste-paper covered boards, smooth spine gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt, edges stained red (some minor toning or rubbing, short separation to upper joint at head of spine).   FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, one of 600 copies (there was also a large-paper issue of 100 copies). The work includes the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the treaties between the Untied States and France, the Low countries, and Sweden, and was translated by the Duc de la Rochefoucauld with over fifty footnotes by him. "Franklin's grand gesture in publishing and distributing these constitutions, about which there was an intense interest and curiosity among statesmen, was one of his chief achievements as propagandist for the new American republic" (Streeter). Howes C-716; Livingston, Franklin and His Press at Passy, pp.181-188; Sabin 16118; Streeter sale II:1035. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 254 - [UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS].   Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, Held at Philadelphia, September 5, 1774. Philadelphia: William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee House, 1774.  

[UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS].   Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress, Held at Philadelphia, September 5, 1774. Philadelphia: William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee House, 1774.   8vo (186 x 110 mm). Half-title, title with woodcut seal. (Some pale spotting.) Modern calf; blue cloth folding case.   FIRST EDITION OF THE JOURNAL OF THE FIRST CONGRESS FIRST ISSUE, with the half-title, title, and 132pp. The title-page bears the seal of the Congress, showing twelve hands representing the twelve participating colonies supporting a column topped with a Liberty Cap resting on the Magna Charta, framed by the motto "Hanc Tuemur Hanc Nitimur" ("This we defend, this we lean upon").   Committees of Correspondence resolved to hold a Continental Congress in June of 1774, and delegates from twelve colonies (none from Georgia) gathered in Philadelphia in the fall.   Delegates included: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Roger Sherman, John Jay, Joseph Galloway, John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Edmund Pendleton, and Henry Middleton. On October 14, the Congress adopted a Declaration of Rights, and agreed to an Association governing imports and exports and boycotting British goods. They drafted an Address to the People of Great Britain and an Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec. They agreed to reassemble on May 10, 1775 for what was to be the Congress that broke with England. Evans 13737; Howes J-263; this issue not in Sabin.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 255 - [UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS].  The Journals of the Proceedings of Congress. Held at Philadelphia, from January to May, 1776. Philadelphia: Printed by R. Aitken, 1776.  

[UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS].  The Journals of the Proceedings of Congress. Held at Philadelphia, from January to May, 1776. Philadelphia: Printed by R. Aitken, 1776.   4 parts bound in one, 8vo (195 x 119 mm). [2], 1-93; 1-70; [71]-146, INCLUDING THE TITLE-PAGE which is usually lacking in most copies; 147-237pp.   (Some spotting and browning throughout.) Contemporary sheep (worn, joints starting, losses to spine ends); red quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: V. L. Howard (several signatures on pastedown and front free endpaper dated 1777; Henry Howard (signature); Caleb Dorsey (early signature on half-title of second work); pencil note about W. Howard's sale, 26 March 1831;   Lucy C. Hank Finley (signature, Baltimore). THE RARE ORIGINAL PRINTING OF THE CONGRESSIONAL JOURNALS FOR 1776 - THE "CARTRIDGE PAPER" EDITION The Bradford family had the contract to print the Journals of Congress through 1775, after which, beginning with these journals, the contract was moved to Robert Aitken.   The journals were issued in monthly parts, although whole runs generally disposed with the monthly titles issued in February and March (as here, none were issued in January and April).   After April, Aitken was told to cease publication, and his "Waste Book" at the Library Company of Philadelphia records that he had sold only 80 copies of this edition. In the fall of 1776, Aitken was contracted to reprint all of Congress's earlier journals from 1774 through April 1776 as the first volume of the collected Journals of Congress. Once the work commenced, Aitken disposed of the remaining January to April edition, giving them to the Army to be used as cartridges (hence the "Cartridge Paper" edition). These Journals of early 1776 cover some of the most critical moments of the Revolution. As only 80 copies survived, the present edition is perhaps the rarest of all of the early Journals of Congress. Evans 15145. [Bound after:] Journal of the Congress of the United States of America; Continued. Philadelphia: William & Thomas Bradford, at the Coffee-House 1776. 8vo. With half-title. Covering September through January, 1775. The last issue printed by the Bradford family before the contract was moved to Aitken. Evans 15186.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 256 - [UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. Journals of the Congress...Volume I (Sept. 5, 1774-Jan. 1, 1776) through Volume XIII (November 1787-November 1788). Philadelphia and New York: R. Aitken, John Dunlap, John Patterson, David Claypoole, 1777-1788.  

[UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. Journals of the Congress...Volume I (Sept. 5, 1774-Jan. 1, 1776) through Volume XIII (November 1787-November 1788). Philadelphia and New York: R. Aitken, John Dunlap, John Patterson, David Claypoole, 1777-1788.   13 volumes, 8vo (each approximately 182 x 116 mm or smaller). (Some browning or spotting, a few letters occasionally just shaved.) Modern half calf gilt. Provenance: A few early signatures shaved in Vols. I, IV (Ingersoll?), and VI; Senate Secretary's Office, then U.S. Senate Library (inscription, stamp, and surplus duplicate stamp, Vol.XII); George D. Todd (stamp, Vol.XIII). FROM REVOLUTION TO CONSTITUTION: A COMPLETE SET OF THE JOURNALS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS CONTENTS: Vol. I, Sept. 5, 1774 to Jan. 1 1776. Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1777 (Evans 15683). Vol. II, January1, 1776 to January1, 1777. York-Town, PA: John Dunlap 1778 (Evans 16137). Vol. III, January 1, 1777 to January 1, 1778. New York: John Patterson [1778] (Evans 21527). Vol. IV, January 1st, 1778 to January 1st, 1779. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, [1779] (Evans 16584). Vol V, January 1, 1779 to January 1, 1780. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1782 (Evans 17766). Vol. VI, January 1st, 1780 to January 1st, 1781. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, [1781] (Evans 17392). Vol. VII, For the Year 1781. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1781 (Evans 17767).   [With the index correctly numbered VII]. Vol. VIII, First Monday in November 1782 to First Monday in November 1783. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1783 (Evans 18266). Vol IX, Third Day of November 1783 to Third Day of June 1784. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, [1784] (Evans 18840). [Without the rare August addendum as often.] Vol. X, From the First Monday in November, 1784. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1785 (Evans 19316). Vol. XI, 3d Day of November 1785 to 3d Day of November 1786. [Philadelphia:] John Dunlap, [1786] (Evans 20068). [With the title incorrectly numbered Volume XII]. Vol XII, Sixth Day of November 1786 to Fifth Day of November 1787. [Philadelphia:] Published by Order of the Congress, 1787 (Evans 20772).   Vol. XIII, 5th Day of November 1787 to 3d Day of November 1788. [Philadelphia:] John Dunlap, [1788] (Evans 21526). The Journals were issued by the government's printers Robert Aitken, John Patterson, John Dunlap and David Claypoole. The printing of Vol.II was interrupted when the British seized Philadelphia in the summer of 1777, and most copies of the volume were printed by both Robert Aitken and John Dunlap The set incorporates the full text of the Declaration of Independence including the names of the Signers, the minutes of the debates at the 1787 Constitutional Convention, and the proposed Constitution.     Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 257 - [UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. Journals of Congress. [Monthly issues:] Jan.1-Feb. 1 1779, Feb. 1-Mar. 1 1779, Mar. 1-Mar. 30 1779. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1779. With some weekly issues.   RARE AS A COMPLETE SET IN PARTS.

[UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. Journals of Congress. [Monthly issues:] Jan.1-Feb. 1 1779, Feb. 1-Mar. 1 1779, Mar. 1-Mar. 30 1779. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1779. [Weekly issues:] Mar. 31-Apr. 10 1779 through Dec. 20-Dec. 31, 1779. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1779.   41 issues (complete), part I: folio (382 x 237 mm, folded to size);   parts II-XLI: 8vo (192 x 118 mm). (Title to part I backed repairing separations to folds and chipping, some minor browning or spotting.) Modern half calf gilt, edges untrimmed. Provenance: James Ewing (signature, part I title); County of Cumberland (signatures on titles).   RARE AS A COMPLETE SET IN PARTS OF THE RARE WEEKLY JOURNALS OF CONGRESS In 1779, the Continental Congress faced a difficult year of financial and supply shortfalls, the British burning of Norwalk and Fairfield Connecticut, and the fall of Savannah.   As the Continental Congress continued deliberations, delegations voiced objections that the Journals were being published only in annual form (see preceding lot), making it difficult for them, during debate, to refer back to actions previous voted upon. In early 1779, it was decided to issue weekly issues of the Journals. The editions were no doubt very limited, and due to their ephemeral nature, few have survived. Evans locates two complete cpoies (at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia). The American Antiquarian Society online catalogue shows the institution holding only 23 of the 41 issues. A full list of all the issues with pagination and Evans citations is available on request. Evans 16585-16624, 17205.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 258 - [UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [Set of Ten Weekly Issues of the Journals of Congress for the Year 1779]. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1779.  

[UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [Set of Ten Weekly Issues of the Journals of Congress for the Year 1779]. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1779.   10 issues (of 41), 8vo (220 x 135 mm). (Some browning, spotting, or staining, a few tiny holes or tears, occasionally with repairs or affecting letters.) CONTEMPORARY WRAPPERS OR STAB-SEWN AS ISSUED, SEVERAL UNCUT AND UNOPENED (some soiling or chipping to wrappers). CONTENTS: Monday, March 1st to Tuesday, March 30th, 1779. 56pp. Stab-sewn. Evans 16587. Monday, April 19th, to Saturday, April 24th, 1779. 24pp. Original wrappers. Evans 16590. [Laid-in:] Single sheet, being the title-page for Extracts from the Journals of Congress, published Philadelphia, John Dunlap, 1776. Monday, May 17th, to Saturday, May 22d, 1779. 24pp. Original wrappers. Evans 16594. Monday, May 24th, to Saturday, May 29th, 1779. 20pp. Original wrappers. Evans 16595. Monday, July 5th, to Saturday, July 12th, 1779. 9pp. Stab-sewn. Evans 16601. Monday, July 19th, to Saturday, July 24th, 1779. 14pp. Stab-sewn. Evans 16603. Monday, July 26th, to Saturday, July 31st, 1779. 16pp. Stab-sewn. Evans 16604. Monday, August 23d, to Saturday, August 28th, 1779. 14pp. Stab-sewn.   Evans 16608. Monday, September 6th, to Saturday, September 11th, 1779. 10pp. Stab-sewn. Evans 16610. Monday, November 29th, to Saturday, December 4th, 1779. 12pp. Evans 16622. AN EXTREMELY RARE COLLECTION OF SEVERAL INDIVIDUAL WEEKLY PRINTINGS OF THE JOURNALS OF CONGRESS. Congress's proceedings were printed more or less annually, but shortly after the Declaration of Independence, Congress recognized the necessity of publishing their proceedings in a more timely fashion. During 1779 only, the proceedings were printed in individual monthly and weekly issues, with these more frequent printings being issued in very small numbers. EACH IS THEREFORE EXTREMELY RARE, and known in only a few institutional copies. Early American imprint collector Michael Zinman, who pursued all of the variant printings of the  Journals of Congress was only able to obtain 11 of these weekly issues.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 259 - [UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES].  Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, at the Second Session of the Second Congress. Philadelphia: Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1793.

[UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES].  Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, at the Second Session of the Second Congress. Philadelphia: Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1793. Folio (310 x 191). (Minor spotting or soiling to a few leaves.) Contemporary marbled boards (modern rebacking and recornering).    Provenance: Western Reserve Historical Society (bookplate with withdrawn stamp, blind stamp). FIRST EDITION, with p.167 misnumbered 267. Including information about the Fugitive Slave Act (later superseded by the Thirteenth Amendment) and the Judiciary Act of 1793. Evans 26332.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 260 - [UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES].  Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, being the first session of the Eighteenth Congress...December 1, 1823...  Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1823.  

[UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES].  Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, being the first session of the Eighteenth Congress...December 1, 1823...  Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1823.   8vo (225 x 140 mm). (Some browning or spotting, a few leaves dampstained.) Modern calf.  Provenance: Coast Artillery School (bookplate); New York State Library (duplicate sold stamp); Ford Mitchell (his sale, PBA Galleries, 20 October 2005, Sale 319, Lot 92).   FIRST EDITION, including the full text of the Monroe Doctrine, delivered to the Congress on December 2nd, establishing American neutrality in future European conflicts.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 261 - [UNITED STATES SENATE] -- [BILL OF RIGHTS]. Journal of the First Session of the Senate of the United States of America, begun and held at the City of New York, March 4, 1789. New York: Thomas Greenleaf, 1789.

[UNITED STATES SENATE] -- [BILL OF RIGHTS]. Journal of the First Session of the Senate of the United States of America, begun and held at the City of New York, March 4, 1789 and in the thirteenth year of the Independence of said States. New York: Thomas Greenleaf, 1789. Folio (295 x 175 mm). (Some minor soiling or spotting to a few leaves). Modern calf (original sewing holes visible in gutter margin). Provenance: Peter Van Gaasbeck (1754-1797), American merchant and politician (signature on title-page). FIRST OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE, containing a number of important enactments including the official tally of electoral votes in the first presidential election, President Washington's opening address to the newly-convened Senate, the Judiciary and Treasury Bills, and, on pp.163-164, following a blank page the 12 "proposed amendments" to the Constitution, 10 of which would become the Bill of Rights when ratified by the states. ONE OF THE EARLIEST PRINTED VERSIONS OF THESE HISTORIC AMENDMENTS. Peter Van Gaasbeck's copy, with his signature.   Van Gaasbeck, a merchant from Kingston New York, served as a Major in the Ulster County militia during the Revolutionary War. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he represented New York in the 3rd United States Congress, from March 4, 1793 through March 3, 1795. Evans 22207; Grolier American 20; Sabin 15551.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 262 - [UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Second Session of the Senate of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New York, January 4th, 1790.... New York: John Fenno, 1790.  

[UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Second Session of the Senate of the United States of America, Begun and Held at the City of New York, January 4th, 1790.... New York: John Fenno, 1790.   Folio (295 x 171 mm). (Some spotting.) Modern calf gilt. Provenance: Chris? F.? Ellery (signature, partially clipped).   FIRST EDITION, including information about the first census, the creation of the seat of government in Washington D. C., treaties with the Indians, and laws in the territory south of the Ohio River Evans 22982.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 263 - [UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Senate of the United States of America Being the First Session of the Second Congress, Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, October 24, 1791. Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791 [i.e. 1792].  

[UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Senate of the United States of America Being the First Session of the Second Congress, Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, October 24, 1791. Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791 [i.e. 1792].   Folio (316 x 192 mm). (A few tiny spots on a few leaves, some minor darkening to outer margin.) Contemporary sheep (worn, joints starting, minor losses to spine ends). Provenance: James Bourne Ayer (bookplate).   FIRST EDITION, with p. 228 misnumbered 224. The Journal for the session includes information about the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the Presidential Succession Act debate and passage, the establishment of the U. S. Mint and Coinage, the first militia act, and the foundation of the Northwest Territory Acts. Evans 24911.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 264 - [UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Third Session of the Senate of the United States. Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, December 6th, 1790. Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791.

[UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Third Session of the Senate of the United States. Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, December 6th, 1790. Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791. Folio (315 x 191 mm). (Ee1 with portion of upper corner and foremargin torn away affecting a few letters, wormtrack to upper margin of several leaves, some minor browning and spotting.) Contemporary calf (worn, covers detached or detaching). Provenance: Chris? F.? Ellery (signature on title-page); Western Reserve Historical Society (bookplate, withdrawn stamp). FIRST EDITION. The third session includes the formation of the Bank of the United States, the establishment of the Treasury department, and includes acts to admit Kentucky and Vermont into the Union as new states. Evans 23901.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 265 - [UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Senate of the United States of America Being the Second Congress Begun and Held...November 5th, 1792.... Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1792.  

[UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Senate of the United States of America Being the Second Congress Begun and Held...November 5th, 1792.... Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1792.   Folio (340 x 204 mm). (Some chipping or small losses to margin, some browning or soiling.) ORIGINAL MARBLE WRAPPERS (spine perished, some chipping); morocco-backed folding case. Provenance: Mary Burnham Kinsman (signature, 1926).   FIRST EDITION, including information about the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793, and the Judiciary Act of 1793, and about proposed legislation regarding compensation of the president and vice president. Evans 26333.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 266 - [UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, Being the First Session of the Third Congress... December 2, 1793 [-9 June 1794]. Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1793[-94]. With another journal. FIRST EDITIONS.

[UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, Being the First Session of the Third Congress... December 2, 1793 [-9 June 1794]. -- Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1793[-94] "“ Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, Being the Second Session of the Third Congress... November 3rd, 1794 [-3 March 1795]. Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1794-[95].   2 parts in one volume, folio (300 x 187 mm). (Some minor browning or spotting.) Modern calf (a few repairs to endleaves).  Provenance: Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow (1826-1889), American Lawyer, stakeholder in The New York World (booklabel); The Western Reserve Historical Society (bookplate with withdrawn stamp).   FIRST EDITIONS of the only two sessions of the Third Congress, which met at Congress Hall in Philadelphia during the fifth and sixth years of Washington's presidency. During the third congress, Washington began his second term, Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin, the federal government authorized the construction of the original six frigates of the U. S. Navy, and the Whiskey Rebellion began. Evans 27911 and 29724.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 268 - [US ARMY - BUFFALO SOLDIERS]. A collection of approximately 400 printed Army orders relating to the 10th Cavalry. Most issued by the Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., late 1870s to early 1900s.    

[US ARMY - BUFFALO SOLDIERS]. A collection of approximately 400 printed Army orders relating to the 10th Cavalry. Most issued by the Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., late 1870s to early 1900s.     All 12mo, printed on single sheets. Provenance: Major J. M. Kelley (signature on a few orders, carbon copy typescript letter). Approximately 350 were issued by the Headquarters of the Army in Washington D.C., but others were issued by: the Department of Dakota; the Department of Arizona; Headquarters 10th Cavalry F. Assiniboine, Montana and Ft. Custer, Montana; and the Department of the Missouri. The 10th Cavalry Regiment was one of the original Buffalo Soldier regiments in the post-Civil War Regular Army.   It served in combat during the Indian Wars in the Western United States, the Spanish-American War in Cuba, and the Philippine-American War.   They were stationed at various forts across Kansas and present-day Oklahoma, where they attempted to prevent Indian raids into Texas, scouted 34,420 miles of uncharted terrain, opened 300 miles of new roads, and laid over 200 miles of new telegraph lines. They participated in campaigns against the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Comanche.   They prevented the Cheyenne from fleeing, allowing Custer and the 7th Cavalry to defeat them at Fort Cobb.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 269 - [UNITED STATES - TREATIES]. Wanskaps och Handels Tractat Emellan Hans Maj:t Romungen af Swerige Och The Forente Staterne i Norra America.... Traite d 'Amitie et de Commerce entre sa Majeste le Roi de Suede... Stockholm: Royal Press, 1785.

[UNITED STATES - TREATIES]. Wanskaps och Handels Tractat Emellan Hans Maj:t Romungen af Swerige Och The Forente Staterne i Norra America.... Traite d 'Amitie et de Commerce entre sa Majeste le Roi de Suede et Les Etats Unis de l 'Amerique Septentrionale.... Stockholm: Royal Press, 1785. 4to (400 x 340 mm sheets). Text printed in two columns in Swedish and French, with the notice of American ratification on the final three pages printed in English Swedish and English. Folded as issued, uncut and unsewn. Provenance: Ford Mitchell (his sale, PBA, 15 December 2005, Sale 323, Lot 94). FIRST EDITION, THE FIRST REGULAR TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND A NEUTRAL POWER. The third treaty made by the United States with a power other than France, negotiated by Benjamin Franklin. Though the treaty was concluded on April 3, 1783, it was not printed until this Stockholm publication, likely in a small edition for official use, not widely circulated. The United States and Sweden, a major maritime power of the period, granted each other most-favored nation trade status, agreeing on rules for trade in times of war and peace, and establishing a framework for consular representation. Sabin 100931. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 269A - VANDERMAELEN, Philippe Marie Guillaume (1795-1869). 5 large-scale colonial maps of Texas.   [Brussels]: H. Ode, April & June, 1825.  

VANDERMAELEN, Philippe Marie Guillaume (1795-1869). 5 large-scale colonial maps of Texas.   [Brussels]: H. Ode, April & June, 1825.   Comprising: Amer. Sep. Parties des Etats-Unis et du Nouveau Mexique. No. 48. Showing parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Amer. Sep. Partie du Mexique. No. 54. Borderlands including parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Sonora, and Chihuahua. Amer. Sep. Partie des Etats-Unis. No. 55. Including southwest Oklahoma, and naming the panhandle "Grand Desert." Amer. Sep. Partie du Mexique. No. 59. Including part of the Rio Grand and Big Bend, as well as Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Zacatecas, Durango, and Sinaloa. Amer. Sep. Partie du Mexique. No. 60. Showing the Texas coast. THE ONLY PRINTED MAP FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD DEVOTED SPECIFICALLY TO THE TEXAS COAST.   Together, 5 lithographed maps with hand-coloring in outline, on wove paper, each 534 x 715 mm. (A few tiny marginal holes or short tears, reinforced verso along centerfold, some occasional very minor browning or staining, No. 48 with some overall pale spotting.) Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 369).   The maps appeared in Vandermaelen's Atlas Universel de Geographie, and comprise the first large-scale map of Texas printed at the time.   According to Streeter: "The five only partly related sheets comprising the Texas region, though on a large scale, are difficult to assemble for a study of Texas as a whole, even when available as separates and not bound in an atlas. The entire Texas coast line, fortunately, happens to be shown on a single sheet (No. 60). It is apparent that for this, Maelen had not consulted either the Carta esferica que comprehende las costas del Seno Mexicano, Madrid, 1799 (entry No. 1029), or its main features as outlined in Humboldt 's Carte Generale"¦Nouvelle Espagne, Paris, 1809 (entry No. 1042), for he shows it as a jumble of islands dotting the coast from Galveston Bay (here called Baie Trinidad) to the mouth of the Rio Grande. The Canadian River running across the Texas Panhandle is correctly shown as flowing into the Arkansas, and a "˜Little Brazos ' running into the Brazos is shown and named. The San Antonio is still incorrectly represented as flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, instead of joining the Guadalupe many miles above. The few place names are poorly done, some apparently imaginary." Streeter 1095 (listing all five maps).   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 270 - [BIBLIOGRAPHY] -- [STREETER, Thomas]. Parke-Bernet Galleries. Celebrated collection of Americana formed by the late Thomas Winthrop Streeter. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1966-1969.

[BIBLIOGRAPHY] -- [STREETER, Thomas]. Parke-Bernet Galleries. Celebrated collection of Americana formed by the late Thomas Winthrop Streeter. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1966-1969. 7 volumes, 8vo. Original blue cloth. Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 271 - [BIBLIOGRAPHY -- TEXAS]. WINKLER, Ernest W., editor. Check List of Texas Imprints, 1846-1860.

[BIBLIOGRAPHY -- TEXAS]. WINKLER, Ernest W., editor. Check List of Texas Imprints, 1846-1860. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1949. -- WINKLER, Ernest W. and Llerna B. FRIEND, editors. Check List of Texas Imprints, 1861-1876. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1964.   2 works in two volumes, 8vo. Original red cloth; original pictorial dust jacket.   Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler

Lot: 272 - ADAIR, James (1709?-1783). The History of the American Indians; particularly those Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia.  London: for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775.  

ADAIR, James (1709?-1783). The History of the American Indians; particularly those Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia.  London: for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775.   4to (268 x 210 mm). Engraved folding map. (Some minor offsetting of map.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, preserving original spine).   FIRST EDITION of the "best 18th-century English source on the Southern tribes, written by one who traded forty years with them" (Howes). Adair lived and traded among several tribes, including the Cherokee, Catawba, and Chickasaw. ESTC T86841; Graff 10; Howes A-38; Sabin 155. Property from the Estate of Professor Ethan D. Alyea, Jr., Bloomington, Indiana

Lot: 273 - AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) -- Yellow-Crowned Heron (Plate CCCXXXVI) -- Ardea Violacea, L.

AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) Yellow-Crowned Heron (Plate CCCXXXVI)  Ardea Violacea, L.Engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring by Robert Havell (1793-1878), 959 x 634 mm sheet, on J. Whatman paper dated 1838, a few short closed tears occasionally touching image repaired verso, a few tiny spots, some minor toning to extreme outer margins, matted and framed. Low p.147.

Lot: 274 - AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) -- Goshawk & Stanley Hawk (Plate CXLI) -- Falco Palumbarius, Linn. & Falco Stanleii, Aud.

AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) Goshawk & Stanley Hawk (Plate CXLI)  Falco Palumbarius, Linn. & Falco Stanleii, Aud.  Engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring after Audubon by Robert Havell (1793-1878), 980 x 656 mm sheet, on J. Whatman Turkey Mill paper dated 18?? [sheet trimmed into date], a little rippling and toning to outer margins, a few tiny spots, matted and framed. Low p.82.  

Lot: 275 - BRAY, Thomas (1658-1730).   Apostolick charity, its nature and excellence consider 'd. In a discourse upon Dan. 12. 3"¦ at the ordination of some Protestant missionaries to be sent into the plantations. London: E. Holt for William Hawes, 1700.  

BRAY, Thomas (1658-1730).   Apostolick charity, its nature and excellence consider 'd. In a discourse upon Dan. 12. 3. preached at St. Paul 's, at the ordination of some Protestant missionaries to be sent into the plantations. London: E. Holt for William Hawes, 1700.   8vo (200 x 150 mm). Title printed within double rule border. (Lacking final blank.) 20th century half morocco gilt.   Third edition, preceded by editions of 1698 and 1699, issued with "A circular letter to the clergy of Mary-land" (caption title, here pp. 31-32), which was previously published separately (see Wing B4291). The third edition also includes an unnumbered 8pp. section with the caption title, "Proposals for the encouragement and promoting of religion and learning in the foreign plantations", which was also published separately.   Thomas Bray was the founder of parish libraries in the United States, and particularly in Maryland.   He was the found of the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. He is considered the first advocate of the public library in America. SCARCE: According to online records, no copy of any edition of Bray's pamphlet has appeared at auction in over 60 years. Church 770; ESTC R434; Sabin 7473.  

Lot: 276 - CATLIN, George (1796-1872) -- Buffalo Hunt, Chase (Plate 7). From The North American Indian Portfolio, London: Geo. Catlin, Egyptian Hall [but Chatto & Windus, ca. 1875].

CATLIN, George (1796-1872)  Buffalo Hunt, Chase (Plate 7). From The North American Indian Portfolio, London: Geo. Catlin, Egyptian Hall [but Chatto & Windus, ca. 1875].Tinted lithograph finished by hand, 414 x 586 mm sheet, a few tiny pinholes, a short closed tear not touching image repaired verso, a few tiny spots, matted and framed.    

Lot: 277 - CATLIN, George (1796-1872) -- Buffalo Dance (Plate 8). From The North American Indian Portfolio, London: Geo. Catlin, Egyptian Hall [but Chatto & Windus, ca. 1875].

CATLIN, George (1796-1872)  Buffalo Dance (Plate 8). From The North American Indian Portfolio, London: Geo. Catlin, Egyptian Hall [but Chatto & Windus, ca. 1875].Tinted lithograph finished by hand, 428 x 584 mm sheet, a few tiny pinholes, some minor marginal toning, sewing holes and thread from binding visible top margin, matted and framed.    

Lot: 278 - CATLIN, George (1796-1872) -- Wi-Jun-Jon. An Assinneboin Chief (Plate 25). From The North American Indian Portfolio, London: Geo. Catlin, Egyptian Hall [but Chatto & Windus, ca. 1875].

CATLIN, George (1796-1872)  Wi-Jun-Jon. An Assinneboin Chief (Plate 25). From The North American Indian Portfolio, London: Geo. Catlin, Egyptian Hall [but Chatto & Windus, ca. 1875].Tinted lithograph finished by hand, 583 x 426 mm sheet, a few tiny pinholes, a few short closed tear not touching image, a few tiny spots, light toning to outer margins, matted and framed.    

Lot: 279 - [CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. The Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America"¦ Setting forth the Causes and Necessity of taking up Arms"¦ to his Majesty "¦ by Lovers of Peace. London: N.p., 1775.  

[CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. The Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America, now met in General Congress at Philadelphia, Setting forth the Causes and Necessity of taking up Arms. The Letter of the Twelve United Colonies by their Delegates in Congress to the Inhabitants of Great Britain, their Humble Petition to his Majesty, and their Address to the People of Ireland. Collected together for the Use of Serious Thinking Men, by Lovers of Peace. London: N.p., 1775.   8vo (200 x 122 mm).   (Title very slightly soiled, a few leaves trimmed close just shaving catchwords.) 20th century calf gilt (small tear at head of spine, light wear, front flyleaf disbound). Provenance: A few early 20th-century annotations on flyleaves. FIRST LONDON EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the balance of the text uncorrected, of one of the most significant precursors to the Declaration of Independence.   The pamphlet reprints the Declaration of Causes and Necessity (first published by William and Thomas Bradford in Philadelphia in the same year), and three other texts first published by the Bradfords: The Twelve United Colonies...to the Inhabitants of Great Britain; The Olive Branch Petition; and An Address...to the People of Ireland.   This issue was presumably subsidized by Richard Champion, an American sympathizer and ally of Edmund Burke, and the printer appeals to American sympathizers on the title-page: "Read with Candor : Judge with Impartiality." RARE: According to American Book Prices Current, only 3 examples of this pamphlet have sold at auction in the last 45 years.   Adams, American Controversy, 75-149b; Sabin 15522.

Lot: 280 - DEARBORN, Henry (1751-1829).   A group of 2 ALSs with a partially printed document accomplished in manuscript signed and countersigned signed from 1805-1814.

DEARBORN, Henry (1751-1829).   A group of 2 ALSs with a partially printed document accomplished in manuscript signed and countersigned signed from 1805-1814, comprising:  DEARBORN. Autograph letter signed ( "H. Dearborn"), as Secretary of War to Col. Henry BURBECK. N.p., 10 June 1805. 1 page, 12mo, on paper, some offsetting, some staining, creased at folds, separation to upper right fold. Dearborn, an American Revolutionary War officer, was at Yorktown on George Washington 's staff, and later served as Secretary of State under Thomas Jefferson. Dearborn writes Burbeck (1754-1848) regarding the payment of troops.    [With:]  DEARBORN. Partially printed document accomplished in manuscript signed ( "M. Dearborn") and countersigned ( "J. Prentis"), Inspector. Marblehead, Massachusetts, 2 March 1810. 1 page, oblong 8vo, on paper, embossed stamped "United States of America" with eagle, browning, paper remnant attached to verso in middle upper edge. A customs inspector 's receipt of 29 gallons of "Malaya Wine" brought by an American ship. From March 1809 until 27 January 1812, Dearborn served as the collector of the port of Boston, appointed by President James Madison.    DEARBORN. Autograph letter signed ( "H. Dearborn"), as Senior Officer of the United States Army to an unknown recipient. New York, 26 April 1814. 1 page, 8vo, 4 mounting remnants on verso with light show-through in corners, creasing at folds. By April 1814, Dearborn has been reassigned to administrative command in New York City. He writes relating to July 1812 payments.  

Lot: 281 - [THE FEDERALIST PAPERS]. [HAMILTON, Alexander (1739-1802), James MADISON (1751-1836) and John JAY (1745-1829)]. The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution. New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. FIRST EDITION.

[THE FEDERALIST PAPERS]. -- [HAMILTON, Alexander (1739-1802), James MADISON (1751-1836) and John JAY (1745-1829)]. The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. New York: John and Andrew M'Lean, 1788. 2 volumes bound in one, 12mo (167 x 92 mm). (Lacking initial blanks, Vol. I E6 and Vol. II Q2

Lot: 282 - [CIVIL WAR] -- GRANT, Ulysses S. (1822-1885). The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. FIRST EDITION.

[CIVIL WAR] -- GRANT, Ulysses S. (1822-1885). The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885.    2 volumes, 8vo (230 x 147 mm). Engraved portrait frontispieces, numerous maps, numerous wood engravings, several facsimile letters (2 folding). (Some short tears, some spotting, slight offsetting.) Contemporary sheep gilt, red and black calf lettering-pieces gilt, edges marbled (joints starting with previous repairs, some soiling, rubbed). Provenance: shelfmarks from previous owner(s).  FIRST EDITION of Grant's classic memoirs, written on his deathbed as a justification for his conduct in the Civil War. Property from the Estate of Timothy E. Burton, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Lot: 283 - LINCOLN, Abraham. Partially-engraved document   signed ("Abraham Lincoln") as President, countersigned by Secretary of the navy Gideon Welles, 21 April 1864.  

LINCOLN, Abraham. Partially-engraved document   signed ("Abraham Lincoln") as President, countersigned by Secretary of the navy Gideon Welles, 21 April 1864.   1 page, 490 x 395 mm on vellum, orange seal at bottom, creased, signatures slightly faded, matted and framed. Naval commission for Charles W. Tracy appointing him Lieutenant.   Property from the Estate of Timothy E. Burton, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Lot: 284 - LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). Autograph note signed ("A. Lincoln"). [Washington, D. C.?], 3 Nov, 1864.  

LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). Autograph note signed ("A. Lincoln"). [Washington, D. C.?], 3 Nov, 1864.   1-page, on a 2 x 3 1/4-in. card, a few letters smudged, with recipient's name, "M. L. Cullen," added in ink.   In full: "Allow the bearer transportation from Washington to Pittsburgh, Penn." Written just 5 days before the 1864 election, in which Lincoln would defeat General George B. McClellan by an Electoral College margin of 212-21 to be re-elected as President.  

Lot: 285 - LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). Autograph endorsement signed as President ( "A. Lincoln"), 30 December 1864.  

LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865). Autograph endorsement signed as President ( "A. Lincoln"), 30 December 1864.   1 page, 56 x 76 mm, cut from a larger sheet, 9 partial lines in a different hand verso, some minor marginal staining.   In full: "Let these men take / the oath of Dec. 8 / 1863 & be discharged. / A. Lincoln / Dec. 30, 1864." One of hundreds of pardons Lincoln granted in accordance with his "Proclamation of Pardon" of 8 December 1863. [Matted and framed with:] LINCOLN. "Proclamation of Pardon." Washington, D.C.: War Department, Adjutant General's Office, February 18, 1864. 6pp.,16mo.   A reduced contemporary reprint for circulation of General Orders, No. 64. EXCEEDINGLY RARE CONTEMPORARY PRINTING of Lincoln's Proclamation of Pardon in which he sets forth terms by which rebels could "resume their allegiance to the United States."   Included in the Proclamation is the wording of the oath itself.   VERY RARE: According to online records, only one copy of this printing has sold at auction in over 100 years: The Benson J. Lossing copy, sold Anderson Galleries, 1912. [Also matted and framed with:] LINCOLN. Carte-de-visite. Providence, RI: Salisbury, Bro. & Co., n.d. Based on A. Berger's 1864 portrait, mounted on a white mat blind-embossed with eagle, cannons, flags and palmfronds.   Provenance: All of the above acquired at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, 1994; Gene Griessman, noted Lincoln scholar, author, and reenactor.  

Lot: 286 - LINCOLN, Abraham ( 1809-1865). Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. Columbus: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860. FIRST EDITION, later issue.  

LINCOLN, Abraham ( 1809-1865). Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. Columbus: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860.   8vo (231 x 155 mm). (Some light spotting.) Publisher's blue-gray cloth (spine toned, small separation along upper joint, minor chipping to spine ends).   FIRST EDITION, later issue, with "2" on p.13 (rather than p.17).   The first published edition of the debates between Lincoln and Douglas, conducted during their campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1858. Follett, Foster, and Co. would later publish Lincoln's campaign biography. Howes L-338; Sabin 41156. Property from the Estate of Professor Ethan D. Alyea, Jr., Bloomington, Indiana

Lot: 287 - [LINCOLN] -- SANDBURG, Carl (1878-1967). Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1939. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED EDITION, No. 203 of 525 copies, SIGNED BY SANDBURG.

[LINCOLN] -- SANDBURG, Carl (1878-1967). Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1939.  4 volumes, 8vo. Photographic frontispieces, illustrated. Original publisher's gilt, brown morocco lettering-piece gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (a few tiny stains or scuffs); original slipcase (some chipping). Provenance: William Patrick McGowan (embossed stamps).  FIRST EDITION, LIMITED EDITION, number 203 of 500 copies SIGNED BY SANDBURG. Sandburg won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History for this work.     Property from the Estate of Timothy E. Burton, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Lot: 288 - [REPORTS] -- Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Washington, D.C.: George W. Bowman, 1861. RARE WARREN MAP.

[REPORTS] -- Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Washington, D.C.: George W. Bowman, 1861.  Volume XI only, 4to (289 x 216 mm). 13 engraved plates (5 folding), 32 maps and profiles (28 folding). (Dampstained, many of the folding plates and maps with splits and tears along folds, Warren 's General Map detached through the cartouche, but all parts present.)Spotting throughout, some stains, some tears to folds of maps.) Original publisher 's brown blind-stamped cloth (defective with contents becoming loose).    Senate Issue including the RARE WARREN MAP. Considered to be the first accurate representation of the region, the "Map of the Territory of the United States from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean," commonly known as "Warren 's General Map," was not present in all volumes of the present work. Warren 's General Map draws on decades of government sponsored explorations and surveys, starting with those of Lewis and Clark. While most of the map was complete by 1854, it was not fully finished by the time the railroad survey report was first published in 1855, explaining its absence in some editions.    Secretary of War Jefferson Davis proposed four routes of exploration to determine a route for a new railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.   The present volume reports on the exploration of the fourth route, along the 32nd parallel from Central Texas to El Paso, following William H. Emory 's military reconnaissance of 1846-1847 to the Ghila River, Fort Uma, and San Diego. The House and Senate issues differ only in arrangement of constituent reports. Howes P-3; Wagner-Camp 266c. Sold with all flaws.   Property from the Estate of Professor Ethan D. Alyea, Jr., Bloomington, Indiana

Lot: 289 - [SAN FRANCISCO]. OTIS, Fessenden Nott (1825-1900).   City of San Francisco from Rincon Point. New York: C. Parsons, 1855.

[SAN FRANCISCO]. OTIS, Fessenden Nott (1825-1900).   City of San Francisco from Rincon Point. New York: C. Parsons, 1855. Lithograph with hand coloring, visible area 655 x 1150 mm, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). Some overall browning, a few tiny spots, some white spots to upper right sky or margin.   A RARE EARLY VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO, lithographed immediately following the Gold Rush, showing the view from the corner of Fremont and Harrison Streets on Rincon Hill, with a panoramic view of the city including Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Mount Tamalpais, Telegraph Hill, Angel Island, and Yerba Buena Island.   The foreground shows the gardens of William F. Babcock, who had arrived in San Francisco in 1852, and who gained control of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company in 1854.   Fessenden Nott Otis, a New York landscape artist and topographical draftsman, was also a ship's surgeon.   He served the United States Mail Steamship Company on their Panama to California route from 1853 to 1859, during which he executed the drawing from which this lithograph was taken.   VERY RARE: according to online records, only one example of this print has sold at auction in the last 40 years. Baird, Historic Lithographs of San Francisco, 33; Reps 274.

Lot: 290 - [SAN FRANCISCO]. GIFFORD, Charles Braddock and William Vallance GRAY. Bird's Eye View of the City and County of San Francisco, 1868. San Francisco: W. Vallance Gray and C. B. Gifford, 1868. FIRST EDITION.

[SAN FRANCISCO]. GIFFORD, Charles Braddock and William Vallance GRAY. Bird's Eye View of the City and County of San Francisco, 1868. San Francisco: W. Vallance Gray and C. B. Gifford, 1868.     Three-color chromolithograph, visible area 520 x 748 mm, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). Three tears to side margins crossing image, some minor creasing to right margin, some overall browning or staining.   FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, showing a southwest view of the San Francisco peninsula, with Golden Gate in the upper right and Telegraph Hill bottom center. The view is based on a painting by Charles B. Gifford, which was copyrighted and published in 1868. A second state was published in the same year, and Reps records three additional states published in 1869, 1872, and 1873. VERY RARE IN ANY CONDITION: according to online records, we trace no example of this print at auction since 1918; we trace only 7 copies in institutions of any state. Reps 308.

Lot: 291 - [SAN FRANCISCO]. SWASEY, William F., Captain. View of San Francisco, formerly Yerba Buena, in 1846-7. Before the Discovery of Gold.   San Francisco: Bosqui Eng. & Print Co.,   ca 1884.   RARE BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO.

[SAN FRANCISCO]. SWASEY, William F., Captain. View of San Francisco, formerly Yerba Buena, in 1846-7. Before the Discovery of Gold.   San Francisco: Bosqui Eng. & Print Co.,   1884.   Lithograph with hand-coloring, 502 x 548 mm visible area, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). Some overall browning, some surface staining, a few mostly marginal tears or losses occasionally crossing image.   RARE BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO by noted California engraver Edward Bosqui, showing the early layout of streets, naming Clay, Kearney [sic], Washington and Montgomery Streets.   A key in the lower margin identifies ships and early buildings, and two arrows mark the trails to the Presidio and Mission Dolores.   Reps 343 (state II with the date).

Lot: 292 - [SAN FRANCISCO]. San Francisco 1849. San Francisco: Max Burkhardt, 1886.    

[SAN FRANCISCO]. San Francisco 1849. San Francisco: Max Burkhardt, 1886.     Lithograph with hand-coloring, visible area 495 x 877 mm, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). Some overall toning, a few small spots, some staining from old framing.     First published in 1849 with several 19th-century reissues. Panoramic view of San Francisco, delineating the intersection of Montgomery Street and California Street. Key in lower margin identifying several ships, businesses, and ho mes. The present edition was "corrected by a committee of pioneers," consisting of Richard M. Sherman, William Heath Davis, and Ferdinand Vassault. RARE: we trace only one copy of any edition of this view at auction in the last 45 years.   Reps 344 (state IX).

Lot: 293 - [SAN FRANCISCO]. COLLINSON, Richard?, Captain. View of the Town and Harbour of San Francisco, California from the Signal Hill.   San Francisco: John Howell, 1982.    

[SAN FRANCISCO]. COLLINSON, Richard?, Captain. View of the Town and Harbour of San Francisco, California from the Signal Hill.   San Francisco: John Howell, 1982.     Facsimile of Collinson's lithographed bird's eye view of 1851.   Visible area 345 x 710 mm, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame).  

Lot: 294 - SMITH, William (1728-1793). The History Of the Province of New-York, from the First Discovery to the Year M.DCC.XXXII.... London: printed for William Wilcox, 1757. FIRST EDITION.  

SMITH, William (1728-1793). The History Of the Province of New-York, from the First Discovery to the Year M.DCC.XXXII. To which is annexed, A Description of the Country, with a short Account of the Inhabitants, their Trade, Religious and Political State, and the Constitution of the Courts of Justice of that Colony. London: printed for William Wilcox, 1757. 4to (252 x 189 mm). Copper engraved folding plate "The South View of Oswego on Lake Ontario." (Short marginal tear to folding plate, some very slight browning.) 20th century blue panelled morocco gilt, spien in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in 2, the rest gilt-decorated, edges gilt, STAMP-SIGNED BY THE CLUB BINDERY (very minor rubbing to extremities).   Provenance: Edwin B. Holden (1861-1906), early member of The Grolier Club (bookplate).   FIRST EDITION OF "THE FIRST AND CLASSIC HISTORY OF NEW YORK" (Streeter). Smith's based his work "chiefly on the Provincial Laws, the Minutes of the Council, the Journals of the General Assembly and other government records. He also acknowledges his indebtedness to Colden's History of the Five Indian nations, and to Charlevoix. The history proper covers pp. 1-180, while a description of the province, geographical, political, etc., forms pp. 181-255" (Sabin).   Church 1023; Howes S703; Sabin 84566.   THE EDWIN B. HOLDEN COPY IN A FINE CLUB BINDING.  

Lot: 295 - WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799). The Writings of George Washington. Jared Sparks, editor. Boston: American Stationers' Company, John B. Russell, 1837. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED BY THE ADDITION OF APPROXIMATELY 360 PLATES AND 87 DOCUMENTS. PRESENTATION COPY.  

WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799).  The Writings of George Washington. Jared Sparks, editor. Boston: American Stationers' Company, John B. Russell, 1837.   24 volumes, large 8vo (265 x 165 mm). Half-titles, illustrated. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED BY THE ADDITION OF APPROXIMATELY 360 PLATES AND 87 DOCUMENTS (see below). 20th-century navy blue crushed levant gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Provenance: Mrs. D. C. Cleveland (presentation inscription window-mounted to half-title); H. W. L. Cleveland (note). PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR JARED SPARKS: "Mrs. D. C. Cleveland, with the kind regards of Jared Sparks."   With an additional inscription of H. W. L. Cleveland memorializing the gift of these volumes from his mother to him.   [Also with:] SPARKS. Autograph letter signed ("Jared Sparks"), to A. B. Durand.   Cambridge, 26 July 1833. Sparks writes the engraver about the engraving of the plates for the work: "You had better send me a proof of the profile, before you finish it..." ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS NEATLY BOUND IN THROUGHOUT, INCLUDING CORRESPONDENCE FROM SEVERAL AMERICAN HISTORIC FIGURES, including: WASHINGTON, Bushrod, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Autograph endorsement signed ("Bushrod Washington"), Richmond, July 4th 1795. Accomplished lower margin of 3 1/2-page manuscript document signed by John Taylor, 30 June 1795. "I concur in opinion with Col. Taylor upon the principle points which arise in this case; except that I am inclined to think that only a half of the £3,000 will be considered as land, and the Balance as slaves & stocks..." -- MORRIS, Robert, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the U. S. Constitution. Autograph note signed. Philadelphia, 30 October 1794. Regarding a payment to Thomas Fitzsimmons. -- McHENRY, James, Signer of the U. S. Constitution. Autograph note signed ("James McHenry"). Baltimore, 1 April 1804. Regarding a payment to David Caldwell. -- PINCKNEY, Charles, Signer of the U. S. Constitution. Manuscript document signed as Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States to the Court of Madrid. -- STODDERT, Benjamin, first Secretary of the Navy. Autograph letter signed ("Ben Stoddert"), to an unnamed recipient. Georgetown, 7 January 1793. -- And others.   Complete list available on request.   Property from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and The Monastery Hill Bindery

Lot: 296 - CAREY, Henry Charles and Isaac LEA . Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Illinois. [Philadelphia, 1822]. THE EARLIEST OBTAINABLE MAP OF ILLINOIS.

CAREY, Henry Charles (1793-1879) and Isaac LEA (1792-1886). Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Illinois. [Philadelphia, 1822].   Engraved map of Illinois with hand-coloring in wash and outline, 457 x 563 mm sheet. Three text borders describing the rivers, climate, chief towns, government and history of Illinois. (Short tears to vertical fold, tear repaired upper corner, some minor toning.) THE EARLIEST OBTAINABLE MAP OF ILLINOIS, which had been granted statehood in 1818. The map shows 19 counties in southern Illinois, and the boundary lands to the west. Chicago is named, and the map includes boundary lines of Native American territory in the north. [With:] Two additional maps of Illinois, comprising: Upper Territories of the United States. N.p., ca 1813? Engraved map, 206 x 175 mm sheet. (Mounted to backing board, browned).   Bears some similarity to Carey's map of the same title, though in a smaller format. -- MITCHELL. County Map of the State of Illinois. Philadelphia, 1867. Engraved map with hand-coloring, 378 x 314 mm sheet. With inset plan of Chicago.

Lot: 297 - CHATELAIN, Henri Abraham (1684-1743).  Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud. Contenant des Remarques Nouvelles et Tres Utiles non Seulement sur les Ports et Iles de Cette Mer. Amsterdam, 1719.

CHATELAIN, Henri Abraham (1684-1743).  Carte Tres Curieuse de la Mer du Sud. Contenant des Remarques Nouvelles et Tres Utiles non Seulement sur les Ports et Iles de Cette Mer. Amsterdam, 1719. Engraved map on 4 joined sheets of the Americas, with hand-coloring in outline and wash, visible area 820 x 1430 mm, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame), manuscript pagination upper right. Spanish and Dutch navigation routes delineated, over 34 insets and vignettes of scenes and regions of the New World, portrait medallions of explorers, including Columbus, Dampier, Drake, Vespucci and Magellan. "ONE OF THE MOST DECORATIVE MAPS OF NORTH AMERICA OF THE 18TH CENTURY" (Tooley) Chatelain's map, published in his Atlas Historique of 1719, was intended to encourage French investment in the Americas. Though the map depicts California as an island, a notation indicates that many Europeans believe it to be connected to the mainland. "One of the most elaborately engraved maps of the Western Hemisphere ever produced" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg).   McLaughlin 190; Schwarz & Ehrenberg 85; Tooley p.130. Property from The Western Union Company

Lot: 298 - KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715).  pas Kaart Van de Zee Kusten van Virginia Tusschen. Amsterdam, ca 1695.  

KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715).  pas Kaart Van de Zee Kusten van Virginia Tusschen. Amsterdam, ca 1695.   Engraved map with hand-coloring in outline of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay region, 530 x 603 mm sheet. Figural cartouche, galleon, compass roses. (Some overall browning, a few short tears occasionally crossing image.) A rare coastal chart based on Augustine Hermann's map of 1670. North is oriented to the right in the map, and the map shows the shoreline from Cape Henry to southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania.   Place names are included along the shoreline, including the new settlement of "Filadelfy" (Philadelphia).  

Lot: 299 - LAURIE, Robert (1755-1836) & James WHITTLE (d.1818). A New and General Map of the Middle Dominions Belonging to the United States of America, viz. Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware-Counties, Pennsylvania... London: Laurie and Whittle, 1794.  

LAURIE, Robert (1755-1836) and James WHITTLE (d.1818). A New and General Map of the Middle Dominions Belonging to the United States of America, viz. Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware-Counties, Pennsylvania, New Jersey. With the Addition of New York, & of the Greatest Part of New England... London: Laurie and Whittle, 1794.   Engraved map with contemporary hand-coloring of the Northeastern United States, 495 x 673 mm visible area, matted and framed (laid down on backing board). Inset map of the Great Lakes.   Laurie and Whittle first re-issue, issue unknown (watermark unobservable). Originally published by Thomas Kitchin in 1756, the plate was revised numerous times by Thomas Jefferys, Sayer & Jefferys, Sayer & Bennett, and finally, Laurie & Whittle.   See Tooley p.68-69.

Lot: 300 - MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus (1792-1868). Mitchell 's New General Atlas. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1880. 77 engraved hand-colored maps and plans.

MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus (1792-1868). Mitchell 's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1880.  Folio (384 x 316 mm). 77 engraved hand-colored maps and plans (23 double-page, one folding). (Some browning, a few short tears occasionally crossing into image, some minor creasing.) Original publisher 's half roan over brown cloth gilt, smooth spine, front cover gilt and stamped in black, red-speckled edges (worn, corners bumped). Provenance: John T. Morton (inscription, 29 April 1895).    Later edition, including maps, plans, statistical tables, a list of post offices of the United States and territories, and census information of 1860 and 1870.   Phillips 892; Rumsey 586A.   Property from the Estate of Professor Ethan D. Alyea, Jr., Bloomington, Indiana

Lot: 301 - ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae descriptio... [Antwerp, 1588].

ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae descriptio... [Antwerp, 1588]. Engraved map with hand-coloring in wash and outline of Russia including Moscow, Spanish text verso 410 x 537 mm sheet. (Some minor soiling, a few mostly marginal holes, repair to lower margin.)   The map, based on the surveys of English merchant Anthony Jenkinson, includes a depiction of Ivan the Terrible top left, with illustrations of encampments, armies, Cossacks, and a burial scene with the dead hanging from trees. Van den Broecke, 162.  

Lot: 302 - PHELPS & ENSIGN, Publishers. Phelps & Ensign's Traveller's Guide, and Map of the United States...  New York: Phelps & Ensign, 1841 [copyright 1837].  

PHELPS & ENSIGN, Publishers. Phelps & Ensign's Traveller's Guide, and Map of the United States...  New York: Phelps & Ensign, 1841 [copyright 1837].   Steel-engraved wall map of the United States on 5 sheets hand-colored in outline, 671 x 987 mm visible area, framed (unexamined out of frame). Map within ornate border, insets of a world map, chief rivers of the world, principal mountain ranges, and the text of the Declaration of Independence reproducing the signatures and with a cartoon rendering of the signing, inset plans of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, Mobile, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Charleston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit, and the District of Columbia; several steel-engraved vignettes in bottom margin (see below). (Some overall browning, some cracking or minor losses, a few stains.)   With vignettes in lower margin, including portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, Martin Van Buren and Andrew Jackson.   With vignettes of the Landing of the Pilgrims, the Battle of Lexington, the Battle of Bunker's Hill, and Washington's farewell to his army, and with a large engraved vignette of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.     Phelps and Ensign's map was issued with various copyright dates, from 1837 to 1840.   The present edition includes Stephen F. Austin's colony in Texas, and reaches further west than most maps of the period, extending to the Rockies, and including Missouri territory, New Mexico, and Texas as a separate political entity.   RARE: OCLC locates only three copies of this edition, none of which include the steel-engraved vignettes in the lower margin.   Property from the Collection of Julie Riedl, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Lot: 303 - PHELPS, ENSIGNS & THAYER, publishers.   Phelps's National Map of the United States, A Travellers Guide [map only]. New York, 1848.  

PHELPS, ENSIGNS & THAYER, publishers.   Phelps's National Map of the United States, A Travellers Guide [map only]. New York, 1848.   Steel-engraved wall map of the United States on 5 sheets hand-colored in outline, 532 x 822 mm visible area, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). Map within pictorial borders, inset plans of Washington D. C., New York, Baltimore, Boston, Birmingham, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Chicago. (Separations with minor losses along folds repaired verso, map backed with linen, some overall browning.)   Second edition, without the large inset map of Oregon, California and Texas which would appear in later editions.   Pictorial borders include images of the seals of 30   states including Texas (but not California), and several Presidential portraits.   Border vignettes depict the Great Seal of the United States and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.   The map extends just past the Mississippi river into the Great Plains, and includes part of Texas and two unnamed regions extending north.   Property from the Collection of Helena Szepe, Tampa, Florida

Lot: 304 - PITT, Moses (1654-1696).  A Map of the North-Pole and the Parts Adjoining. Oxford, 1680 (or later).  

PITT, Moses (1654-1696).  A Map of the North-Pole and the Parts Adjoining. Oxford, 1680 (or later).   Engraved map of the North Pole with hand-coloring in wash and outline, 525 x 653 mm visible area, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). Inset map of Nova Zembla, inset whaling vignette, dedicatory cartouche with coat of arms. (Some minor burn-through of pigment, some minor soiling.) Prepared by Pitt for The English Atlas, this map "is one of the most evocative of the region ever published" (Burden).   "This decorative map combines the primitive concepts of 'Frisland,' 'Frobisher Strait' as bisecting southern Greenland; and the three-island concept of Arctic Canada introduced by Sanson" (Kershaw). Burden II, 525; Kershaw 120.  

Lot: 305 - SPEED, John (1552-1629).  A Newe Mape of Tartary. London: G. Humble, 1626 (but later).

SPEED, John (1552-1629).  A Newe Mape of Tartary. London: G. Humble, 1626 (but later). (English, 1552-1629) Engraved map with hand-coloring in wash and outline of Tartary, Russia and China, 420 x 543 mm sheet. Decorative cartouches, side borders with 8 costumed figures of Tartar men and women, top border with city views and vignettes, English text verso. (Some marginal chipping or short tears, centerfold with minor separations and reinforced verso.) Views in the top border include Astracan, Samarchand, Cambalu, and The "House of Nova Zemla."  

Lot: 306 - [U.S. DEPT. OF STATE] "“ Letter from the Secretary of State, Transmitting"¦ the Maps and Report"¦ for Ascertaining the Northern and Northwestern Boundary between the United States and Great Britain. Washington, D.C.: Gales & Seaton, 18 March 1828.

[U.S. DEPT. OF STATE] "“ Letter from the Secretary of State, Transmitting, pursuant to a resolution of the House of Representatives, of the nineteenth ultimo, a Copy of the Maps and Report of the Commissioners under the Treaty of Ghent, for Ascertaining the Northern and Northwestern Boundary between the United States and Great Britain. Washington, D.C.: Gales & Seaton, 18 March 1828.  Oblong folio (409 x 508 mm). Letterpress title-page, one leaf of commissioner 's text, 8 lithographed maps with partial hand-coloring (one folding). (Chipping, staining and creasing with a few tears.) Disbound (stabholes in left margins).  Rare set of maps denoting the boundaries between the United States and Great Britain in the Great Lakes region after the War of 1812 according to the 6th and 7th articles of the Treaty of Ghent. Each map is "shaded on the British side with red, and on the American side with blue" with information about the commissioners and surveyors (Decision of the Commissioners). "Neither the series nor individual maps is recorded in Phillips or Karpinski. The only copy located by the Union Catalog is in the U. S. State Department Library. This folio edition is not to be confused with the octavo edition that consists only of text" (Streeter sale 1080).  

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