2187 - 2522 NATURAL HISTORY, HUNTING AND FALCONRY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, TRANS
- Wrappers partly worn/ sl. dam.; final text leaves mouldy; final text leaf and backcover of portfolio severely affected and dam. by mould; frontcover duststained; fold. flaps loosening; ties partly lacking.
= Ponfrick's magnum opus, for which the plates were produced under difficult circumstances: due to the absence of a refrigerated room, he and his lithographer K. Wesser could work on preparing the sections from which the lithographs were made only on the colder days of the year and then only if the sections conformed to his standards. On the author see Hirsch-H. IV, p.606f. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIX.
- Waterstained in outer blank margin (first part worse, but not affecting the plates). Bookblock broken (a few lvs. loose); frontwr. sl. soiled; verso portfolio w. large coloured annots.; frontcover portofolio waterst.
= Rare. Siebenmann also invented a new type of ear trumpet in the late 19th century.
Frank, M. Practische Anleitung zur Erkenntniss und Behandlung der Ohrenkrankheiten; ein Handbuch der practischen Ohrenheilkunde. Erlangen, F. Enke, 1845, 1st ed., VI,424p., 154 woodengr. ills, contemp. boards w. paper title-piece.
- Partly browned (worse at the end). Boards rubbed; sl. worn along extremities.
- Waterstained throughout; part of title-p. missing. Backstrip worn/ dam; corners showing.
= Twenty very fine lithographic plates of ligature of arteries, eye operations, amputations of different bodyparts and amputation instruments, all extensively explained in the text. Velpeau was a skilled surgeon and renowned for his knowledge of surgical anatomy. He published over 340 titles on surgery, embryology, anatomy and obstetrics. The atlas "Nouveau Éléments de Medicine Opératoire (...)" is part of a larger set of 4 volumes with the same name and describes new techniques in the fields of medicine and surgery that Velpeau helped to discover. Hirsch-H., VI, p.81ff; cf. Bibl. Walleriana 8949.
- Hinges sl. weak; a few plates browned. Stain on frontcover.
= Wellcome V, p.343; Hirsch VI, p.1030; Waller 9880; cf. Garrison/ Morton 388 (ed. 1693): "This work was widely used for some years after publication, superseding Bartholin in popularity".
- Corners showing; spine-ends chipped/ sl. dam. = Cf. Hirsch-H. VI, p.150. Rare.
Czermak, J.N. Gesammelte Schriften. Leipsic, W. Engelmann, 1879, 1st ed., 2 parts in 3 vols., VIII,471; IV,471-876,(2); XLVI,307p., frontisp. w. photogr. portrait of the author, 29 lithogr. plates (17 fold.), 1 fold. table and num. ills., orig. unif. cl.
- Sl. browned/ foxed; 1 plate heavily soiled in outer blank margin; owner's stamp on all title-p.
= Cf. Hirsch-H. II, p.120; DSB III, p.530f: "Czermak is remembered mainly for his contribution to the scientific development of laryngoscopy and its reception as a method of clinical examination. (...) Czermak's writings were collected as "Gesammelte Schriften". (...) Among his books is "Der Kehlkopfspiegel; und seine Verwertung in Physiologie und Medizin"."
- Owner's entry on upper pastedown and htitle (1x printed, 2x in (contemp.) manuscript; sl. stained. Joints split at top of spine; traces of glue at foot of spine (probably restored); corners showing.
= Extremely rare. The German translation "Praktische Bemerkungen über Ohren-Heilkunde und die Natur und Behandlung der Krankheiten des Ohres" by E. von Haselberg (Göttingen, 1855) is common. This is the rare original English work. "(...) und kann nicht genug hervorgehoben werden, dass dieses Buch [über Ohrenheilkunde] durch Einführung von zweckmässigen Untersuchungsmethoden und wegen der zahlreichen neuen und durchwegs zuverlässigen Beobachtungen erst den Grund gelegt hat zur Entwicklung einer wissenschaftl. Ohrenheilkunde." (Hirsch-H. IV, p.274f); cf. Bibl. Walleriana 10300.
- Frontcover loose; binding sl. worn along extremities and sl. stained.
= The plates show two fatal obstetric complications. "I. Ein Kind, welches nach der Geburt des Kopfes im Geburtskanale stecken blieb. - II. Ein Kind nach der Wendung auf den Fuss in der Leiche der Mutter." Hirsch-H. VI, p.383f (not listing this publication). Rare.
= Spine broken. Mediocre copy but complete and w. fine plates.
- A few lvs. trifle waterst. in blank upper margin; 1 plate w. sm. tear; remnants of bookplate on first free endpaper; last free endpaper and blank sl. waterst. Top of spine sl. worn; sl. rubbed along extremities. Very fine copy.
= Very rare. Nissen, BBI, 1892; Pritzel 8947; Ferro 72a; Landwehr 20; Hunt 341: "First edition of the first separate work on fungi, describing edible and poisonous varieties". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVIII.
- Spine professionaly repaired and restored.
= I. The History and Description of Land Birds. II. The History and Description of Water Birds. Not in T. Hugo. The Bewick Collector; Roscoe, Thomas Bewick, 18b; Nissen, IVB 95; Zimmer p.57. Bradley Martin 1385: "These two volumes were Bewick's greatest achievement. They combined excellent craftsmanship with the perfect marrying of type and engravings on the page. They also showed a deep knowledge of, and sympathy for, the subjects of his figures. Bewick's reproduction of the texture of the feathering was unique, also his detail of the plumage and the arrangement of the feathers... The wood-engravings were the first really accurate and true pictures of our most common birds, and set a new standard in their illustration."
= Rare pubication by Erven Lucas Bols, published on occasion of the opening of their new headquarters Nieuw Vennep.
AND ±30 others on birds and on birding, mainly Dutch language, i.a. K. FRERIKS, De valk. Over valkerij en wilde vogels (Amst., 2008, 1st ed., col. plates, orig. cl. w. dustwr. Fine); N.F. TICEHURST, The Mute Swan in England. Its History, and the Ancient Custom of Swan Keeping (London, 1957, plates, orig. cl. w. dustwr., large 8vo) and TRADITIONS OF SEA-BIRD FOWLING IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC REGION (Port of Ness, 2005, ills., orig. wr.).
- Occas. corrections (by the author?) in pen.
- Very fine copy.
Köhler, E. Nützliche Vogelarten und ihre Eier. Gera, E. Köhler, n.d. (±1900), 40th thous., (2),61,(3)p., 24 chromolithogr. plates, orig. pict. cl. Schädliche Vogelarten. Halle a.S., H. Gesenius, n.d. (±1908), VI,66,(6 publ. cat.)p., 25 chromolithogr. plates (incl. frontisp.), orig. pict. cl. - AND 10 others, i.a. K. NEUNZIG, Dr. Karl Russ' Einheimische Stubenvögel (Magdeburg, 1913, 5th rev. ed., col. plates, ills., orig. hcl. Upper hinge weak).
- Two leaves loose; edges of bookblock sl. foxed; owner's stamp on first free endpaper. Spine-ends and corners of dustwr. sl. rubbed.
= Rare first edition.
AND 9 others, i.a. T.R. BIRKHEAD, The Magpies (...) (London, 1991, col. frontisp., num. ills., orig. boards w. dustwr.) and A.W. SCHORGER, The Passenger Pigeon, Its Natural History and Extinction (Oklahoma, 1973, col. frontisp., plates, orig. boards w. (price-clipped and sl. rubbed) dustwr.).
= Fine facsimile w. extensive accompanying study by F. Solinas. Published in the series Rariora et Mirabilia.
Alberti bolognese detto il Solfanaro, B. Il cacciator bolognese o vero brevi notizie intorno alla generazione degli uccelli e à vari modi più facili o sicuri per prenderli in buon numero. Pref. A. Ghigi. Bologna, Società tipografica già compositori, 1930, VIII,168,(4)p., frontisp. and 46 full-p. ills., printed in 300 numb. copies, orig. wr., sm. folio.
- Binding sl. waterstained along spine (vaguely visible on inside and in margin of frontisp.).
Olina, G.P. Uccelliera ovvero discorso della nature e proprietà di diversi uccelli e inparticolare di quelli che cantano (...). Milan, L. Ferriani, 1959, 418,(1)p., num. full-p. ills., orig. boards w. (foxed) dustwr., large 8vo.
- Each leaf w. the Dutch name of the bird mounted beneath the Latin name. A fine set.
= Nissen, IVB 709; Anker 390; Wood 610: "A beautiful and unusually well-designed work on the eggs of the birds of Holland. The plates consist of separate figures of single eggs mounted in panels with suitable tinted backgrounds, to show their marking and colors." The rare English language edition. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXI.
- Contains the wrong title (referring to the "Gewervelde dieren"); a few plates sl. foxed. Frontcover almost loose; backstrip worn/ dam.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIX.
= U.S. Departement of Agriculture. Division of Econ. Ornithology and Mammalogy. Bulletin 1.
AND 4 others on sparrows, various languages, i.a. W.B. TEGETMEIER, The House Sparrow (The Avian Rat), In relation to Agriculture and Gardening, with Practical Suggestions for Lessening its Numbers (London, 1899, frontisp. and ills., orig. cl. Corners sl. rubbed).