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Roxbury: Walker & Company, [1859]. Original Wraps. Very Good. 8vo (23.6 x 14.5 cm). Original pink printed paper wrappers. Engraving of fruit in bowl on pedicle. Some edge soiling and foxing to covers. Stitched text. Collation: 24 pp. The catalogue begins with an Advertisement about the nursery offerings followed by Hints for Planting, and Table Showing The Number of Trees or Plants on an Acre; Distances for Planting. This is followed by listing of Select Summer, Autumn and Winter Pears with prices and month for ripening. American trees noted by asterisk.There is a separate listing of Pyramid Pears on Quince Stocks and Additional Pears, namely "varieties that are considered new or such as not generally known to cultivators of the Pear. The next listings are for seasonal Apples, Cherries, Plums Quices, Peaches Nectarines, and Appricots. Next vine fruits,viz. Grapes, Currants, Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, and Blackberries. There are offerings of Rhubarb roots, Roses, Peonies, Japan Li ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition
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Paris: S. le Moyne,, 1635. First edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 4to (236 x 180 mm) Modern pebble leather binding with new end papers. Bookplates of Ashton Allis on new front pastedown Edward Sanford Burgess present on recto of original free end paper, respectively. [16] 1-238 [2] [158 as 358, 220 as 196] pp+ 68 full-page, copper engraved plates, all botanical. Ink manuscript present on verso of front free end paper, inscriptions in ink on title page and numerous notations, mainly in the Enchiridion. The text block has usual browning from age, some minor fore edge damp staining away from text, and occasional light foxing. The plates have been attributed to Pierre Valet. This is the first description of the Canadian Flora. Cornut was a French botanist and physician who never visited North America, but instead received the majority of his 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 P ... Read more

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Nürnberg: Gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1826. Third edition. Original Blind-Stamped green cloth. Very Good. 8vo. Original blind stamped dark green cloth with gilt decoration on spine that includes author, title and date of publication. Collation: viii, 207, [1]16pp. + 4 hand colored engraved plates by Sturm with original tissue guards. Sturm was the son of an engraver with whom he apprenticed learning drawing and copper plate engraving. Jacob Sturm grew in prominence at age 16 and became in high demand for drawing and engraving insects. He began describing and illustrating his own collection in the first edition of this treatise in 1796. As his collection grew additional editions were made, the current being the third. Sturm was meticulous in illustrating fine detail of insects as well as providing exact size for each insect in his engraving evidenced in the plates of this edition where measuring bars are included next to insects not drawn to actual size. Sturm was one of the best entologist i ... Read more

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Nancy: Author, 1741. 2 Volumes. Folio (31.5 x 20.1 cm). Contemporary vellum on stiff boards; manuscript labeling on spine for each volume; each volume with cloth ties on both boards. Vol. 1 has some loss at tail of spine and along front board, more so near fore edge. There is general age soiling to boards. Vol. 2 has some rodent damage with loss along the lower fore-edge of the first 10+ leaves. There is occasional insect damage to the paper in both volumes that affects some plants, mostly small areas of leaves. Collation: Vol. 1 - [iv], [3-Blank] 1-3042 (342), [1-Recipe at top] pp.; Vol. 2 – [iv], [3- Blank], 1-308 pp. Numbered pages are only on verso. Vol. 1 has 193 pp. with preserved plants, many with several species, and 149 pp. with plant names only and occasional comment. Vol. 2. has 128 pp. of preserved plants and 180 pp. with only name of plant and occasional comment. Information on medicinal uses of plants is written for a large number of plants in Vol. 1. Each page of the herbarium has ... Read more

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  • Edition: First French edition
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Paris: Cuchet, 1788. First French edition. Contemporary calf. Very Good. Contemporay French gilt calf. 8vo (21 cm). Collation: vii, [1], xxii, 278, [3] p. The spine has been laid down on later leather. Covers with gilt border lines. Weat present at corner and along edges. All edges of textblock gilt. Text has occasional brown spot affecting several leaves, but is generally very clean. French edition of this American work on trees and shrubs native to the United States. Marshall was a Quaker and botanist who lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania, an area that was rich in botanical information, nurseries and so on. This work, originally published as Arbustrum Americanum in 1785, is Marshalls major contribution to the sylva of North America and was issued only two years after the Peace of Paris. This work is recognized as the first botanical treatise written by an American on American plants and published in America. (Hunt, 694)

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London, 1921. Original Wraps. Very Good. 4to (25.2 x 17.7 cm). Original blue-gray printed wrappers with Journal, title and authors printed in black on front cover. The off print is in very good condition. Collation: [81]-101. [1-Blank]pp. with 8 photo- reproduction figures and 2 Tables in text. This article is divided into an introductory section by J. A. Gunn followed by the research section from Gunn and Heathcoate. In the Introductory section(pp.81-87) Dr. Gunn notes that despite extensive information available on immunity processes as studied by Metchnikoff, "Accurate information is still wanting in regard to the part played by other living cells (other than blood) in the acquisition and retention of immunity." Dr. Gunn proceeds to review and discuss different aspects of natural and acquired immunity. The formal part of the report deals with the experiments conducted by Drs. Gunn and Heathcote on natural and acquired immunity to cobra toxin by heart and intestine from rabbits and cats. This w ... Read more

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London: Zoological Society, 1835. Quarter Calf. Very Good. 4to In. Transactions of Zoological Society of London Vol. 1. 1835, pp. 91-112 + 4 hand colored engraved plates. (Communicated May 28, 1833) . 4to Offprint bound quarter leather and marble boards. Binding, text and plates are very clean with strong coloring on plates. This is a very scarce and most interesting entomological offprint providing the detailed description of new genera and species determined by Hope and illustrated with detailed scientific drawings of several representative insects including scale lines that are complemented by equally detailed hand coloring of these insects. Inscribed: "With the Writers regards/ FW. Hope/ George Robert Waterhouse." George Robert Waterhouse (1810 & 1888) was an English naturalist. In 1833, Waterhouse was elected as the Royal Entomological society of London's 's librarian and curator of insects and records. He was made curator of the Zoological Society of London's 's museum ... Read more

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New York: Macmillan, 1933. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very Good. 8vo (23 x 15.7 cm). Original cloth with dust jacket. Collation: xxx, 451, [1] p. front. (port.) 2 pl., 2 fold. maps. This is a very good copy with dust wrapper. The dust wrapper is torn along spine with fair amount of loss. Text is very clean. (Freeman, 1556)

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Charles Peters his Book

PETERS, CHARLES

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New York: Oyster Bay Academy: Manuscript, 1808. Stiff boards. Good. Folio. Contemporary stiff paper covers, extended along fore edge, wear and some tears along edges, geometric patterns front and rear covers. Collation: 190 pp. with numerous mathematical computations and subjects. This cipher book also contains treatment of interest of money in the United States and duties on foreign merchandize. The different rules pertinent to the mathematical exercises are presented first with definition then with exercises that are fully worked out. Charles Peters taking this course most likely copied the exercises from his teacher’s ciphering book to create this personal mathematical book for reference and later consultation.

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Leipzig: Commision with Engelmann, [1841]- 1847. Contemporary half leather on marble boards. Very Good. Folio. (32.0 x 26.0 cm). Modern calf spine with gilt labeling, contemporary marble and calf corners. Collation: cx, 149, [1]pp.+ 50 (3 double page; 4 folding) tinted lithographed plates. Some foxing and spotting to text and plates. This is one of the rarest and most beautiful executed paleontological works by one of the pioneers of paleobotany. Franz Unger was Professor of Botany and Zoology in Graz. The Choloris, his major publication, contains more than 120 new species of tertiary plants which are described, illustrated and classified under known genra of the time. Unger was one of the major contributors to the field of paleontology. He hypothesized that (then unknown) combinations of simple elements inside a plant cell determines plant heredity and greatly influenced the experiments of his student gregor Johann Mendel. Unger was a pioneer in documenting the relationships between soil and plants (18 ... Read more

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Chocolate

PARLOA, MARIA and other NOTED TEACHERS

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Dorchester, MA: Walter Baker & Co., 1902. Original Wraps. Good +. 12 mo (14.4 x8.5 cm) Original color illustrated wrappers with soiling to covers and small loss to head of rear cover. Collation: 78 pp.+ 3 plates, 2 double sided color illustrations and 1 photo reproduction. Walter Baker received the Gold Medal at Paris in 1900, as noted on the title page. Embossed color illustration on covers.

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Dorchester, MA: Walter Baker & Co., 1913. Original Wraps. Very Good. 12 mo (16.5 x 10.4 cm). Original color embossed covers with cocoa plant garnland as border on front cover and baker on rear cover. Collation: 64 pp. + 6 color plates. Rare copy containing "The Story of the Chocolate Girl" on p. 3-6 that is followed by "Suggestions Relative to the Cooking of Chocolate and Cocoa. This is the only issue witht the story of the chocolate girl.

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DorchesterDorchester, MA: Walter Baker & Co.,, 1892(1893). Original Wraps. Very Good. 12 mo (14.4 x8.5 cm) Original color illustrated wrappers with minor wear. Collation: 40 pp. Embossed color illustration on both sides of covers. Three illustrations are present in text which contains numerous recipes for chocolate preparations. The copyright date on title page is 1872, but the facing verso of front cover illustrates the Walter Baker Exhibition Building at Chicago 1873. This is a very rare copy of early issue of the Recipe book.

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Ciphering Book of a Colonial Schoolboy.

EVANS, CADWALLADER (sic).

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[Philadelphia, PA], 6 April – 26 July 1763. Cardboard covers. Good +. Sm. Folio. Original red linen cover on boards with author’s initials ‘C.E.’ in black on front cover; wear and minor loss along edges; ink stains on worn covers. Collation: [37] leaves of brown and black ink manuscript text and diagrams with numerous exercises. These include Geometry and Trigonometry (leaves 1-6); land surveying (leaves 7-19); and plain, traverse, oblique, Mercator sailing (leaves 20-37). Abundant with many rather sophisticated and detailed drawings in ink and watercolor, including caricatures, peacocks and various other fowls, and mariners' compasses; also includes one fold-map in ink and watercolor depicting an imagined topography. Attractively toned throughout, with some original ink bleed-through, text block shaken, final three leaves loose with some chipping and minor loss of text. Inscribed by the (presumed) teenaged author on front pastedown. The Cadwalader family had a number of promin ... Read more

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Antwerp: Joseph Jacobs, 1682. Contemporary calf. Very Good. 4to(20.0 x 16.3 cm). Contemporary full black calf. Some breaks along spine, cords and boards firmly attached. Some wear to corners and ends of spine. Collation: [40], 296, [18] pp. +14 copper engraved plates, folded. Plates and frontispiece were engraved by Francois Ertinger. The Frontispiece was a design prepared by C. E. Best. There is also a full page engraved coat of arms of dedicatee, Justus de Nobelaer. In typical Baroque effusiveness, the title page includes a synopsis of the contents. Included are: detailed descriptions of the exotic plants including their flowers, leaves and fruit; how to plant and care for the trees; citrus diseases and pests. The text and plates provide extensive discussion and illustration on the cultivation of exotic fruit trees. These include lemon, orange, passion fruit, lime trees, pomegranates, laurels and others. The beautiful engraved botanical plates are based on those done by botanist Giovanni Battista Ferrar ... Read more

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[New York], 1941-1965. Original Wraps. Very Good +. Collection of 34 off prints from 1941-1965 from the library of Prof. Dr. F. Mechelke. All off prints are signed by Mechelke either as written last name or personal stamp. The off prints are numbered sequentially in the upper corner of the first page. The second off print on "Spontaneous Alterations in Chromosome Size and Form in Zea Mays."(Cold Spring Harbor Symposia… 9:72-80, 1941) is present as a photo copy with underlining in red by Mechelke. There is also a 4"x6" photo of Dr. McClintock in her later years, probably taken by Prof. Mechelke. The entire collection is housed in a library box with hinged cover that has a label with Mechelke's ink signature. Included are three seminal papers dealing with her discovery of transposition of "controlling elements" in maize. The specific movement of specific genetic elements to new chromosomal locations affected the expression of nearby genes and caused chromosoma ... Read more

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Morocco: Alawi, 1876. Modern mix leather. Very Good. Folio (21.2 x 16.7cm.). Two volumes. 18th century leather in Arabic style. Collation: Vol. I -227 ff(leaves) with modern end papers; Vol II- 230 ff(leaves) and modern end papers. The text is done with a lithograph on thick paper process. Each lithograph pages has 19 ll(lines) of maghribi script, within double rules, catchwords, numerous diagrams and printed in al-'Amira press. Colophon with name of Sultan Moulay Hassan. There are a number of worm holes in margins and text, mainly in one volume for leaves near end papers. There is also light tanning and some spotting in other volume. This is a copy of the first printing for Tusi's recension of Euclid's Elements. The first lithographic press of Morocco was created in 1865 in Meknes and was then transferred to Fes, apparently that same year. The press was very active and published more than 400 works in 50 years, mostly on religion, language, law or literature (L'art du livre arabe, exhibiti ... Read more

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Cambridge: printed for the Author, sold by Corn..., 1738. First edition. 1/4 Leather. Very Good +. 2 vols. 4to.19th century quarter calf on marble boards with new end papers. Fore edge of text block in red ink. There are raised bands on the spines with gilt decoration on raised band and panels. Title and volume number are in separate panels. The gilt is bright and attractive. Internal condition generally very good with only occasional damp staining at head of spine. Collation: Vol. I - [6], vi, [8], 280; Vol II - [2] (281)-455 [1- blank] [1]- 171, [13] p. + 686 optical and perspective figures and illustrations, including illustrations of various optical and perspective instruments, on 63 folding engraved plates in the main work, and 70 additional figures and illustrations on 20 folding engraved in the added "Remarks". While text is very clean and bright, the plates often have foxing as the result of using different quality paper. Pages 157-160 (Volume I) are shorter than rest of text. This sig ... Read more

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London: printed for George Kearsley by R. Taylor and Co, 1807. Contemporary tree calf. Very Good. 3 Volumes. 4to. Contemporary tree calf with scuffing and abrasion to leather on boards. Collation: Text divided into two volumes: Vol. 1 A-H; Vol. 2- J-Z with addition and Index. The text is unnumbered. Plates have been separated into third volume. The plates consist of 61 hand colored copper engravings numbered 1-60 with bis plate 10. There are an additional 13 uncolored plates of horticultural growing frames, greenhouses and single plate of garden tools. All plates have tissue guard. There is minor to moderate marginal foxing on the uncolored plates. Dickson published this dictionary using the pseudonym of Alexander McDonald. The color plates have strong color and include several images per plate set in artistic manner. This is the first appearance of Edwards' plates which were subsequently re-issued in 1812 as The New Botanic Garden and The New Flora Britannica. This dictionary was published in two volu ... Read more

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Paris, Lyon: Author & Baillière, Crochard; Savy, 1829. Quarter calf . Very good. 3 Volumes: 1 quarto and 2 octavos. Collation: Conchyliologie – 4to - 80 plates with tissue guards and accompanying descriptive text; 8vo - 8 lls , 1st being signed title page in manuscript; 8vo- “Catalogue”- [3-5] 6-39, [40] pp + 3 lithograph plates. The first plate is misbound. The two original contain an excellent example of fine and accurate drawings of molluscs One leaf in the smaller notebook has a series of 6 pencil drawings, that illustrate the technique that Terver used in drawing mollusc shells. The larger collection of molluscs drawings cover the following genera: Helix, Plausilia, Cyclostoma, Paluvina, Hinima, Buhonius, Pupa, Sorgue, Natica, Curbo, Scalaria. Crochus, Bulla, Purpura, Monodonta. Rissoa, Buccinum, Cerithium Siamella, Planaxis, Colombella, Gurritella, Fusus, Triton and Casidaria . All of the plates in both manuscripts have legend pages or genus species written in ... Read more

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