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Image for Index Testarum Conchyliorum Quae Adservantur in Museo...

Index Testarum Conchyliorum Quae Adservantur in Museo...

By: GUALTIERI, Nicolai

Price: £7,500.00

Publisher: Florence: Caietani Albizzini, 1742.:

Seller ID: 34786


Folio. pp. xxiii, portrait, engraved title page, 110 full page plates each with accompanying page of text, 16 sectional titles with engravings; the title and sectional titles printed in red and black. Library blind stamp on top corner of first four and last five pages, not encroaching onto the printed area; small ink stamp on verso of title page. Modern quarter morocco, internally a fine, fresh, unpressed and uncut copy. A beautifully engraved book. View more info

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The Construction of Timber, from its Early Growth; Explained by the Microscope, and proved from experiments...

By: HILL, John

Price: £850.00

Publisher: Printed for the Author, 1770.:

Seller ID: 40025


1st Edition. 8vo. pp. 170, [8, index], [2, directions to the binder]; 44 plates [ 2 numbered 33]. Contemporary speckled calf, hinges cracked but sound. A pioneering work on the use of the microscope made possible by the invention of Alexander Cumming’s section cutter to obtain the specimens. View more info

Image for Pomona Austriaca, ou Arbres Fruitiers d’Autriche, Représentés en Figures, Dessinées et Peintes d’Apres Nature. [Fruit Trees of Austria Represented by figures, drawn and painted from Nature.] Abhandlung von den Obstaumen worinn ihre Gestalt, Erziehung und Pflege angezeigt und beschreiben wird mit 100 sehr feinen Abbildungen in Kupfer gestochen und nach der Natur in Farben dargestellt. [Treatise on Fruit Trees wherein their form, growth and tending will be shown and described, with 100 very fine illustrations engraved in copper, and depicted in their natural colours.]

Pomona Austriaca, ou Arbres Fruitiers d’Autriche, Représentés en Figures, Dessinées et Peintes d’Apres Nature. [Fruit Trees of Austria Represented by figures, drawn and painted from Nature.] Abhandlung von den Obstaumen worinn ihre Gestalt, Erziehung und Pflege angezeigt und beschreiben wird mit 100 sehr feinen Abbildungen in Kupfer gestochen und nach der Natur in Farben dargestellt. [Treatise on Fruit Trees wherein their form, growth and tending will be shown and described, with 100 very fine illustrations engraved in copper, and depicted in their natural colours.]

By: KRAFT, Johann

Price: £35,000.00

Publisher: Vienne [Vien]: A. Baumer and Rudolph Graffer, 1796 - 7 [and 1816?]:

Seller ID: 36958


2 volumes. Folio. [365 x 240 mm] pp. 24 [French text], xvi, 45 [35* numbered 8 times] [German text]; hand painted frontispiece of garland of flowers heightened in gilt; 100 hand coloured plates: 20 [French text], [2], 46 [German text]; 100 hand coloured plates. The deluxe edition in folio with the coloured hand painted frontispiece; list of 37 subscribers. Contemporary tree calf with early reback, spines gilt, margin repair to page 7/8 of Volume 1 French text. The final 20 illustrations of volume 2 are laid down onto what appears to be different versions of the plates. These final plates bear... View more info