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Recent Arrivals from Black Dog Rare Books

image of De l'emploi de l'opium dans les phlegmasies des membranes muqueuses, séreuses et fibreuses [...] suivi d'un mémoire sur les fièvres intermittentes.

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8vo (21 x 13 cm). VII, [1 blank], 404 pp. Modern brown half morocco, with the original wrappers bound in. Some spotting throughout, else in fine condition. First edition of a thorough treatise on the use of opium, in which Brachet recommends prescribing high doses. Jean Louis Brachet (1789-1858) did important research in the field of neurophysiology. A prolific author with keen… Read more
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$556.56
image of Heelkundige waarnemingen, inzonderheid van zwaare en moeijelijke gevallen.

Heelkundige waarnemingen, inzonderheid van zwaare en moeijelijke gevallen.

by Balthazaar, Alexander.

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Published
1779
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$587.48

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[Bound with:] Alexander Balthazaar. Eenige en wel de voornaamste gedrogten, de waardige genees en heelkunde [...] het bedriegelyke momaanzigt onttoogen. Leiden, Karel Delfos, 1761. 8vo (22,5 x 13,5 cm). XXIV, 382, [2] pp. With one folding engraved plate. XXXIX, [1 blank] pp. Contemporary half calf, sprinkled sides. Some (faint) stains and the binding damaged with the corners bumped. Bookplate on upper… Read more
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image of Alphabetum Barmanorum seu regni avensis. Editio altera emendatior.

Alphabetum Barmanorum seu regni avensis. Editio altera emendatior.

by [Carpani, Melchiorre].

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Published
1787
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$525.64

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8vo (18 x 11,5 cm). XVI, 64 pp. With one folding engraved plate. Each page within a border of typographical ornaments. Contemporary block-printed wrappers. Spine gone, dog-eared, (faint) waterstain in lower half of the leaves. Second, revised edition (first 1776) of the first book to feature Burmese type. The Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide was established in the 17th century to spread… Read more
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image of Geschied- en zaakkundige ophelderingen omtrent den twist over het kunstcement, zoo naar aanleiding eener, door den heer burgemeester van Utrecht gedane advertentie wegens deszelfs slechtheid, als van een door den heer U.W.T. Cazius uitgegeven Geschiedkundig verslag ten betooge van deszelfs deugd.

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8vo (20,3 x 12,4 cm). VIII, 192 pp. Contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, gold-tooled inner dentelles, all edges gilt, lovely pink endpapers. Spine very lightly sunned, otherwise in very good condition. An account of a controversy over the use of cement. Lovely copy from in a fine binding from the library of Jan Willem Six van Vromade (1872-1936). Unico W.T. Cazius was the… Read more
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$927.60
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12mo (14,5 x 9 cm). [16], 381, [15] pp. With etched frontispiece by Romeyn de Hooghe, one folding plates and 22 engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary vellum. With the armorial engraved bookplate of N.F. de Douay du Prehedrez. Spine slightly dirty, otherwise in very good condition. Second, the first illustrated edition, edited by Thomas's son Caspar, of Bartholin's influential treatise… Read more
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$2,288.08
image of Instructie voor den opziener der koornbeurs der stad Amsterdam.

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Broadside (ca. 53 x 46 cm). Folded horizontally, edges slightly frayed, one small stain, otherwise in very good condition. A large broadside outlining the duties of the superintendent of the Amsterdam Korenbeurs ("grain bourse"). As a commodity market where grain from the Baltic region was traded, the Korenbeurs played an important role in the economic boom of Amsterdam during the Golden… Read more
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$216.44
image of Die Kunst die Frauenzimmer aus ihren Gesichtszügen zu erkennen. Ein physiognomisches Taschenbuch nach Lavater's Grundsätzen [...] Zweyte verbesserte Auflage.

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12mo (13,5 x 9,5 cm). 55, [5] pp. With 30 hand-coloured etched plates (no. 5 bound as frontispiece). Modern half calf, marbled boards. Deaccession stamps on title-page and back of frontispiece, Marginal waterstains. The quires have been oversewn, reducing the inner margins as a result. A popular introduction to female physiognomy, based on Johann Caspar Lavater's work. After a short introduction… Read more
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image of Die Kunst die Männer aus ihren Gesichtszügen zu erkennen. Ein physiognomisches Taschenbuch nach Lavater's Grundsätzen [...] Zweyte verbesserte Auflage.

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12mo (13,5 x 9,5 cm). 52, [8] pp. With hand-coloured etched/aquatint frontispiece portrait of Lavater, and 32 hand-coloured etched/aquatint portraits. Modern half calf, marbled sides. With deaccession stamps on title-page and the back of the frontispiece. Title-page and frontispiece slightly soiled. The quires have been oversewn and, reducing the inner margins as a result. A popular introduction to male physiognomy, based… Read more
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$241.18
image of A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis containing a detail of the various Crimes and Misdemeanors [...] and suggesting Remedies for their Prevention.

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8vo (20,5 x 12,5 cm). XIII, [2], 6-369, [3] pp. With a folding table. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with the original spine laid down, some spotting. First edition of Colquhoun's extremely influential essay on crime and policing in London. Colquhoun was a Scottish merchant and statistician, who ran a successful business in Glasgow and served as Magistrate in London's East End.… Read more
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$1,793.36
image of Beginsels der natuurkunde, Beschreeven ten dienste der Landgenooten. Waar by gevoegd is eene Beschryving der nieuwe en onlangs uitgevonden Luchtpompen, met haar gebruik tot veele proefnemingen door J.V.M.

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4to (25 x 19,5 cm). 3 parts in 1 volume. [28], 51, [2], 511-900, [20]; 62, 8 pp. Contemporary vellum. With engraved frontispiece portrait, 34 folding plates, 1 folding map. In good condition. Vellum slightly dirty, lower margin, the map and the 4 plates illustrating the treatise on air pumps with faint waterstain. The second edition of Van Musschenbroek's impressive… Read more
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$1,669.68
image of A treatise on the circular zodiac of Tentyra in Egypt.

A treatise on the circular zodiac of Tentyra in Egypt.

by Cole, John.

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Published
1824
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$364.86

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VIII, 118, [2] pp. With large folding lithographed frontispiece. Modern boards. In good condition. Title-page and frontispiece browned, the frontispiece with tear repaired at the back, owner's inscription on the title-page ("Charles G. Napier"). With list of subscribers and one name added in manuscript. A few contemporary annotations. First and only edition of a surprisingly rare treatise on the Dendera… Read more
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image of Visscherij. Notificatie. De Staatsraad Gouverneur van de provincie Zeeland, brengt bij deze kennis van de belanghebbenden, dat door Zijn Excellentie den Opperhoutvester, met overleg van Hun Edel Groot Achtbare de Gedeputeerde Staten, is bepaald het navolgende...

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Broadside (42 x 34,5 cm). In very good condition. Evenly browned, a few tears almost invisibly closed at the back. An rare broadside containing legislation regarding the mesh size of fishing nets and traps, and the minimum landing size of eel, dated August 7, 1843. Not found recorded.
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image of Considérations sur le magnétisme animal, ou sur la théorie du monde et des êtres organisés, d'après les principes de M. Mesmer.

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8vo (21 x 13,5 cm). 149, [1 blank] pp. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Untrimmed. In fair condition. The wrappers tattered, front wrapper and first three leaves lack a portion in the upper right corner, stained and foxed. First edition of Bergasse's pamphlet passionately defending Franz Mesmer. Nicolas Bergasse (1750-1832), Lyonese lawyer, politician and philosopher, was a disciple of Mersmer and helped him… Read more
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image of Beschreibung einer verbesserten Luftpumpe nebst einer Nachricht von verschiedenen mit selbiger gemachten Versuchen.

Beschreibung einer verbesserten Luftpumpe nebst einer Nachricht von verschiedenen mit selbiger gemachten Versuchen.

by Cuthbertson, John & D.G.A. Suckow (trans.).

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Published
1788
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$1,174.96

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8vo (20 x 12,5 cm). 56 pp. Modern wrappers. With 2 folding engraved plates.In very good condition. German edition of Cuthbertson's Description of an improved air-pump, and an account of some experiments made with it (1787). Most 18th-century vacuum pumps were constructed using cocks or valves. A common problem was that after a while they became 'leaky', allowing the exhausted air… Read more
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image of Analyse Raisonnée des Rapports des Commissaires chargés par Le Roi de L'Examen du Magnétisme Animal.

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8vo (18,7 x 11,7 cm). 98 pp. Modern marbled boards. In very good condition, last leaves slightly foxed. A defence of mesmerism by the preeminent magnetizer of Lyon. Franz Mesmer (1734-1815) formulated a theory of a universal magnetic fluidum ('animal magnetism') which permeated all things, including human beings. In Mesmer's view, disease is an obstruction of this fluidum and his task as… Read more
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image of Mathematische rariteit-kamer. Zynde een volkoomen beschryvinge van de algebra.

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4to (22 x 17,5 cm). [14], "744" [=474], [2] pp. With woodcut frontispiece portrait of the author. Contemporary half vellum, comb-marbled sides. In good condition, with the binding slightly rubbed and the spine slightly dirty, corners bumped, page 414 with a contemporary annotation, the last two leaves with a few annotations in pencil. First edition of a rare Dutch algebra textbook. Dedicated to… Read more
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$1,546.00
image of Tooneel der chirurgie.

Tooneel der chirurgie.

by Hille, Martinus van.

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Published
1726
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$680.24

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8vo (14,5 x 9 cm). [12], 225, [3] pp. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Modern boards. In fair condition. With bookplate of "[J.] Van der Hoeven" with motto "Recte Faciendo Neminem Timeas", name on first free endpaper ("Dr. J. van der Hoeven, 1909"), name on title-page ("Letellier"), the title-page soiled and repaired at the back, some wormholes, waterstains, last page soiled and… Read more
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image of A Short Discourse concerning the Pestilential Contagion, and the Methods to be used to prevent it.

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Royal 8vo (23,3 x 13,6 cm). [8], XXXVI, 150 pp. Lovely contemporary calf, spine elaborately gold-tooled with floral ornaments, covers with triple gilt-ruled lines and an intricate pattern of floral handtools and rolls, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Joints tender, upper joint splitting, lower joint starting, head and tail of spine damaged, corners bumped. First blanks with two catalogue clippings, old… Read more
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image of Waapen[en] der Monnarche Koningen en van alle Gekroonde Hoofden van Europa.

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Amsterdam, Cornelis Danckerts, [late 17th, early 18th century]. 4to (19,5 x 15 cm). Etched title-page and 55 numbered etched plates, captioned in Dutch and showing the coats-of-arms of European monarchs, noblemen, and Christian clergy, with the title-page and 6 plates hand-coloured and partly highlighted with gold and silver, followed by a second series of 14 unnumbered etched plates showing French… Read more
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image of The Marriage Progress of Marie Antoinette. From Strasbourg to Paris (1770). A personal Souvenir of the Queen. Briefly Described. Twenty-five copies, privately printed.

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[London, Eyre & Spottiswoode?], 1921. (28 x 22 cm). In fine light brown half morocco. [2], 12 pp. With 5 plates and 2 folding facsimile maps. Limited edition, printed in 25 copies only on handmade paper watermarked "Abbey Mills Greenfield". It describes the set of illustrated maps especially drawn for Marie Antoinette for her eight days' marriage progress from Strasbourg to… Read more
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