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Lectures on the Phenomena of Flight in the Animal Kingdom.
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Lectures on the Phenomena of Flight in the Animal Kingdom." [In:] Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

by MAREY, Étienne Jules

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1871
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Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1871. 8vo. Illustrations in text. Original cloth (rubbed). Comprises pages 226 to 285 of the volume. Translated from the Revue des Cours Scientifiques.
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Le mouvement
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Le mouvement

by MAREY, Étienne Jules

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First edition
Published
1894
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Paris: G. Masson, 1894. First edition. Spine worn, end leaf brittle, internally fine. 8vo (190 x 120mm). vi, 335 pages. Three plates at end (two folding) and 214 figures in the text. Contemporary blue quarter morocco, marbled boards. Provenance: Verne L. Roberts (Bibliotheca Mechanica bookplate); Edward Tufte (bookplate). Presentation copy, inscribed by Marey on a front flyleaf: "avec… Read more about this item
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Elemens de perspective pratique, a l'usage des artistes, suivis de reflexions et conseils a un eleve sur la peinture, et particulierement sur le genre du paysage
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Elemens de perspective pratique, a l'usage des artistes, suivis de reflexions et conseils a un eleve sur la peinture, et particulierement sur le genre du paysage

by VALENCIENNES, Pierre Henri

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Used - A fine copy with slightest of handling wear and some pale intermittent spotting to the text
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Second edition, revised and corrected
Published
1820
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Paris: Chex Aimé Oayen, 1820. Second edition, revised and corrected. A fine copy with slightest of handling wear and some pale intermittent spotting to the text. 4to (253 x 194mm). 21, [2], 572 pages. 36 engraved folding plates at end. Contemporary French half calf, marbled boards, marbled edges. Valenciennes (1750-1819), a French painter, published the first edition of… Read more about this item
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Du mouvement dans les fonctions de la vie. Leçons faites au Collége de France
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Du mouvement dans les fonctions de la vie. Leçons faites au Collége de France

by MAREY, Étienne Jules

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Used - Rubbing to spine, but generally a clean, attractive copy
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First edition
Published
1868
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Paris: Germer Ballière, 1868. First edition. Rubbing to spine, but generally a clean, attractive copy. 8vo (210 x 130mm). vii, 479 pages, with half-title. 144 figures in the text. Contemporary French quarter calf, marbled boards, white paper corners. Provenance: Karolinska Institutet (inkstamp on title, withdrawn ticket on front pastedown); Edward Tufte (booklabel). Based on lectures given at the… Read more about this item
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Le vol des oiseaux
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Le vol des oiseaux

by MAREY, Étienne Jules

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Used - Text block cracked and separated, wear to extremities of wrappers, but internally fine and in original condition
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First edition
Published
1890
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Paris: G. Masson, 1890. First edition. Text block cracked and separated, wear to extremities of wrappers, but internally fine and in original condition. 8vo (252 x 160mm). xvi, 394 pages, errata leaf at end. Profusely illustrated with 164 figures in the text. Original green printed wrappers; Cream cloth folding case. Provenance: Verne L. Roberts (Bibliotheca Mechanica bookplate on… Read more about this item
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La locomotion animale; Offprint from Traité de Physique Biologique, Tome I.
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La locomotion animale; Offprint from Traité de Physique Biologique, Tome I.

by MAREY, Étienne Jules

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1901
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Paris: Masson et Cie, 1901. 8vo (252 x 155mm). pp. 229-287. Original printed wrappers (separated at spine), partly unopened. Provenance: library inkstamp on first text leaf; Verne L. Roberts (Bibliotheca Mechanica bookplate). Very scarce offprint issue of Marey's paper on animal locomotion, very richly illustrated.
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La machine animale: Locomotion terrestre et aérienne
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La machine animale: Locomotion terrestre et aérienne

by MAREY, Étienne Jules

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1886
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Paris: Felix Alcan, 1886. Foxing. 8vo. 331 pages. Numerous illustrations in text. Original cloth (rebacked, old spine laid down); leather backed folding case. Provenance: Edward Tufte (booklabel). Fourth edition, "revue et augmentee de plusieurs chapitres nouveaux." "Marey's interest in the biomechanics of locomotion was codified and measured through the use of his ingenious mechanisms, both mechanical and photographic,… Read more about this item
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Cosmotheoros, sive de terris coelestibus, earumque ornatu, conjecturae ad Constantinum Hugenium
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Cosmotheoros, sive de terris coelestibus, earumque ornatu, conjecturae ad Constantinum Hugenium

by HUYGENS, Christian

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1699
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The Hague: Adrian Moetjens, 1699. 4to (200 x 161 mm). Title-page vignette and 5 (i.e. 6) folding engraved plates (plate 4 repeated). (Plates loose, marginal ink stains on N4r.) Modern quarter calf. Edward Tufte copy, with book label. Second edition, following the first edition of 1698. One of Huygens' most popular titles, it contains the argument in favor of… Read more about this item
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Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aeris laminis expressa
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Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aeris laminis expressa

by BAYER, Johann

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1603
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Augsburg: Christoph Mang, 1603. Folio (344 x 243 mm). Engraved title, 3 leaves preliminary text, 51 double-page engraved star maps by Alexander Mair, on guards throughout, letterpress descriptive text printed on rectos/versos of the maps, printer's woodcut device on colophon page, woodcut headpieces, initials and tailpiece. (Engraved title darkened and backed in heavy paper repairing long tear, dedication leaf… Read more about this item
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A collection of 17 autographs on cards
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A collection of 17 autographs on cards

by SCIENTISTS

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Comprising: Cleveland Abbe (U. S. Weather Bureau); Luther Burbank (botanist); W. Martin Conway (explorer); J. A. Fleming (engineer); Kelvin, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (mathematician and physicist); Joseph Lister, 2 (surgeon); Hiram S. Maxim (inventor of the first automatic machine gun); Hudson Maxim, on photo postcard (inventor and chemist); John Murray (oceanographer); Simon Newcomb (astronomer); Max Nordeau, 2 (physician… Read more about this item
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Remarks on Some Fossil Impressions in the Sandstone Rocks of Connecticut River by John C. Warren, M. D.
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Remarks on Some Fossil Impressions in the Sandstone Rocks of Connecticut River by John C. Warren, M. D.

by WARREN, John C.

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1854
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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Minor fading to spine, minor wear at top and tail. Frontispiece a bit faded as usual and with minor chipping along one edge. 8vo (231 x 141 mm). 54 pages, plus a folding photographic frontispiece, being an original salt print of a Greenfield, Massachusetts trackway slab with dinosaur tracks, executed by George M.… Read more about this item
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Autograph letter signed ("M. F. Maury") to "My dear Sir"; Washington, "Observatory," 21 December 1857

by MAURY, Matthew Fontaine (1806-1873), oceanographer, hydrographer, during the Civil War a Commander in the Confederate Navy

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From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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From the Bart Auerbach Collection. A light, even offset stain running down the left side of the letter. One page, 8vo. Regarding a meeting. (A difficult handwriting!). (BA).
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Group of offprints

Group of offprints

by MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

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7 items, comprising: PERUTZ, M.F. "The Composition and Swelling Properties of Haemoglobin Crystals." Offprint from Transactions of the Faraday Society Vol XLIIB, 1946. 10 pp. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Ownership signature ("G. Wald?") to upper margin, hole punched at upper left. - PERUTZ. "An X-ray study of horse methaemoglobin. II." Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, vol 195.… Read more about this item
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The Path of Evolution Through Ancient Thought and Modern Science

The Path of Evolution Through Ancient Thought and Modern Science

by PEMBERTON, Henry

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First edition
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1902
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Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1902. First edition. Endpaper sprung, some light rubbing to cloth. 8vo. 374pp. Original gilt-lettered red cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Pemberton to Claude de la Roche Francis (the author of 'London: Historic and Social') in 1902.
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Quantitative Vectorelectrocardiography
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Quantitative Vectorelectrocardiography

by BRINBERG, Louis

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Used - Jacket with a few tears/chips at edges
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First edition
Published
1960
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Baltimore: Waverly Press, Inc, 1960. First edition. Jacket with a few tears/chips at edges. 8vo. Photographic illustrations, diagrams in text. Original black cloth; original printed dust jacket. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author: "To Roy with best wishes from Louis Brinberg". Brinberg was a cardiologist and researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital in New… Read more about this item
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A General Index to the Philosophical Transactions, from the First to the End of the Seventieth Volume

A General Index to the Philosophical Transactions, from the First to the End of the Seventieth Volume

by MATY, Paul Henry

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Used - Some intermittent pale spotting, generally a tall, crisp copy.
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First edition
Published
1787
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London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly for The Royal Society, 1787. First edition. Some intermittent pale spotting, generally a tall, crisp copy.. Thick quarto. 801 pages. 20th-century black buckram, gilt-lettered on spine. FIRST EDITION. Complete printed indexes of Volumes 1-70 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Each index arranged in two formats: alphabetically by… Read more about this item
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The Philosophical Transactions (from the Year 1700 to the Year 1720) Abridgíd, and Dispos'd under Heneral Heads. In Two Volumes. Vol. IV. Containing: PFront board separated, discrete stamp on front end paper. Some wear to extremities, else a very good copy in contemporary calf with gilt stamped leather spine label. art I. The Mathematical Papers [and] Part II. The Physiological Papers
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The Philosophical Transactions (from the Year 1700 to the Year 1720) Abridgíd, and Dispos'd under Heneral Heads. In Two Volumes. Vol. IV. Containing: PFront board separated, discrete stamp on front end paper. Some wear to extremities, else a very good copy in contemporary calf with gilt stamped leather spine label. art I. The Mathematical Papers [and] Part II. The Physiological Papers

by JONES, Henry

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Second Edition
Published
1731
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London: J. and J. Knapton et al., 1731. Second Edition. Front board separated, discreet stamp on front end paper. Some wear to extremities, else a very good copy in contemporary calf with gilt stamped leather spine label. 4to. 476; 326 pages. Several plates and some folding. Contemporary gilt-decorated boards with raised bands on spine. Second Edition. Edition contains… Read more about this item
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