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69/2650 Railways  Projet d'un chemin de fer de Djeddah à la Mecque 69/2650 Railways Projet d'un chemin de fer de Djeddah à la Mecque
69/2650 [Railways]. "Projet d'un chemin de fer de Djeddah à la Mecque." Manuscript transcript, ±1895, supplied in 2 copies, written/ drawn by diff. hands: (4),76,(8)/ (2),69,(3),(8) partly ms. numb. pages of ruled notebook paper, large fold. ms. map showing the course of the railway line (pen and black/ col. ink and watercolour on oilcloth, ±35x120 cm.), one copy w. 3 extra-bound lvs. w. mounted pages showing railway/ train carriage materials from a catalogue of Établissements Decauville (referred to in the text), and a loosely inserted Decauville leaflet, orig. unif. hmor. notebook, 1x w. mounted ms. title-piece, folio.

= A never executed project for a railway connection between the harbor of Jeddah on the Red Sea and the holy city of Mecca 75 km. to the east (only last year in 2017 newspapers reported the very first arrival ever of a train in Jeddah - a high-speed electric one, even). It was meant to facilitate transport of imported goods from overseas, arriving in Jeddah, as well as the journey of pilgrims, most of them travelling to Saudi Arabia by sea (instead of by land) and then seeking to reach Mecca from Jeddah. The text enters into great detail on all possible aspects, general, technical, material, financial, etc. The construction of this railway track was started but never completed, and only at the beginning of the 20th century another railway, the Hejaz Railway, was built, this first Saudi Arabian train line connecting Damascus with Medina (reached in 1909), but running 450 km. short of Mecca. It was largely destroyed during WWI.

€ (200-300) 16000
69/2651 [Railways]. Veenendaal, G. Spoorwegen in Nederland van 1834 tot nu. Amst., Boom, 2008, 638,(2)p., num. (col.) ills., orig. boards, 4to. Huurman, C. Het spoorwegbedrijf in oorlogstijd, 1939-'45. Den Bosch, Uquilair, 2001, 543,(1)p., ills., orig. boards, 4to. Romers, H. De spoorwegarchitectuur in Nederland 1841-1938. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, (1981), 336p., ills., orig. artif. leather w. dustwr., obl. 4to. - AND 5 others, i.a. A. DIJKERS, De Rotterdamsche Tramweg-Maatschappij op de Zuid-Hollandse en Zeeuwse eilanden (Leyden, 1971, ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr.) and S. OVERBOSCH, De stoomlocomotieven der Nederlandse Tramwegen (Amst., 1985, ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to).
€ (60-80) 70
69 2652 Rumphius G E 69 2652 Rumphius G E
69/2652 Rumphius, G.E. D'Amboinsche rariteitkamer, behelzende eene Beschryvinge van allerhande zoo weeke als harde Schaalvisschen, te weeten raare Krabben, Kreeften, en diergelyke Zeedieren, als mede allerhande Hoorntjes en Schulpen, die men in d'Amboinsche Zee vindt. Daar benevens zommige Mineraalen, Gesteenten, en soorten van Aarde (...). Amst., J.R. de Jonge, 1740, (24),340,(43)p., engr. frontisp., title-engr., portrait of the author, 60 full-page plates, 5 large vignettes, contemp. hroan, folio.

- A few lvs. and plates loose(ning); partly mouldy (worsening towards the end). Binding rather worn; backstrip w. a few holes.

= The second edition (first 1705) with the same plates as the first. Landwehr, VOC 591; Nissen, ZBI 3518; Ruinen 26. Fine work on shellfish, minerals, shells, stones, curiosities found on Ambon where George Everhard Rumphius lived from 1653 until his death in 1702, in the service of the VOC. Cobres I, 104-105: "Berühmtes Handbuch der Konchyliologen (...) verdient die Aufmerksamkeit der Kenner".

€ (800-1.000) 850
69 2653 Rumphius G E 69 2653 Rumphius G E
69/2653 Rumphius, G.E. D'Amboinsche rariteitkamer, behelzende eene Beschryvinge van allerhande zoo weeke als harde Schaalvisschen, te weeten raare Krabben, Kreeften, en diergelyke Zeedieren, als mede allerhande Hoorntjes en Schulpen, die men in d'Amboinsche Zee vindt. Daar benevens zommige Mineraalen, Gesteenten, en soorten van Aarde (...). Amst., J.R. de Jonge, 1741, (24),340,(43)p., engr. frontisp., title-engr., portrait of the author, 58 (of 60) full-page plates, 5 large vignettes, later hcl., folio.

- Lacks 2 plates (no.16 and 42); waterstained at the beginning and end (affecting approx. 20 plates and the pages up to p.25 and from p.286 till the end); occas. sl. foxed in margins; a few leaves sl. chipped in blank outer margin.

= The second edition (first 1705) with the same plates as the first. Landwehr, VOC 591; Nissen, ZBI 3518; Ruinen 26. Fine work on shellfish, minerals, shells, stones, curiosities found on Ambon where George Everhard Rumphius lived from 1653 until his death in 1702, in the service of the VOC. Cobres I, 104-105: "Berühmtes Handbuch der Konchyliologen (...) verdient die Aufmerksamkeit der Kenner".

€ (500-700) 500
69 2654 Ships  Martin Th C and Sachs J 69 2654 Ships Martin Th C and Sachs J
69/2654 [Ships]. Martin, Th.C. and Sachs, J. Electrical Boats and Navigation. New York, C.C. Shelley, 1894, VIII,224,(3 publ. advert.)p., fold. plate, 98 ills., orig. gilt(lettered) blindst. cl.

- Fine copy. Endpapers yellowed; upper hinge sl. weakening. Binding trifle rubbed.

= Fundamental work on early electric engineering and its development, and electric personal watercraft, steam-electric boats, submarines, canal boats, rental fleet operations, charging, motors, storage batteries, etc. It contains drawings of original electric launches, rowboats, catamarans, paddlewheelers, sub-marines, "dirigible" torpedoes, canal boats, etc. and collectors can use the text and illustrations to identify earliest motors, controllers, batteries, accessories and electric boat artefacts.

€ (70-90)
69/2655 Singer, C. a.o. (ed.). A history of technology. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1978-1984, 1st/ reprint eds., 8 vols. (incl. index vol.), num. (col.) plates, ills., orig. unif. gilt cl. w. (5x/ 3x unif.) dustwr., 4to.

- Dustwrs. trifle frayed/ discoloured.

€ (100-150)
69 2656 Sundials  Bedos de Celles F 69 2656 Sundials Bedos de Celles F
69 2656 Sundials  Bedos de Celles F 69 2656 Sundials Bedos de Celles F
69 2656 Sundials  Bedos de Celles F 69 2656 Sundials Bedos de Celles F
69/2656 [Sundials]. Bedos de Celles, F. La gnomonique pratique, ou l'art de tracer les cadrans solaires avec la plus grande précision, par les méthodes qui y sont les plus propres, & le plus soigneusement choisies en faveur principalement de ceux qui sont peu ou point verses dans les Mathématiques. Paris, A. Jombert, 1780, new ed., XL,510p., engr. frontisp., large engr. fold. map, 39 engr. fold. plates, sl. later hcalf w. gilt spine and mor. letterpiece.

- Bookplate on upper pastedown. Otherwise a very fine copy. = Poggendorff I, 131.

€ (300-500) 300
69 2657 Togt F C van der 69 2657 Togt F C van der
69/2657 Togt, F.C. van der. Het Werktuigkundig Teekenen. Amst., S.L. van Looy, 1908, (2)p., 52 plates, loosely inserted as issued in hcl. portfolio w. 3 ties, folio.

- Occas. sl. yellowed. Lacking 2 ties; sl. soiled; frontcover waterst.

€ (40-60)
69/2658 Trade catalogues  Déwiho 574 69/2658 Trade catalogues Déwiho 574
69/2658 [Trade-catalogues]. Déwiho 574. N.pl., Déwiho, (±1935), 54p., richly illustrated, orig. gilt wr., 4to (wr. sl. frayed). Handleiding voor het gebruik van het electrisch fornuis. Amst., Gemeente-Electriciteitswerken, 1938, 125p., ills., orig. wr. by FRÉ COHEN, large 8vo.

- Rust stain and annot. on title. Wrappers sl. worn. = Rare, not in Van Dam/ Van Praag.

AND 3 others.

€ (60-80)
69/2659 [Trade-catalogues]. Hauptliste 1935. Berlin, Mix & Genest Aktiengesellschaft, 1935, IV,332p., num. (photogr.) ills., orig. clothbacked boards.

- Library-stamp on title-p.

= Trade catalogue for various things in relation to telephony: "Fernsprechzentralen, Fernsprecher, Reihen- und Haustelephone, Fernsprechanlagen für besondere Zwecke, schwere Signal- und Fernsprechapparate, Haus-Signalapparate, Signalanlage". Including loosely inserted "export-preisliste".

Siemens. Abridged catalogue 1937. Shanghai, Siemens China Co, 1937, (2),302p., num. (photogr.) ills., orig. cl., 4to.

= Catalogue comprises "telephony; repeaters, audio and H.F. instruments; telegraphy; signalling and control equipment; fire alarm and safety installations; electric clocks; accessories for telephone and radio equipment; miscellaneous products and conveyors, signalling cables and wires; electrical measuring instruments; temperature and quantity measurements; electro-chemistry; current supply equipment; sub-standard cine equipment and photostatt".

€ (50-70)
69 2660 Trade catalogues  I G Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft 69 2660 Trade catalogues I G Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft
69/2660 [Trade-catalogues]. I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft. Naphtol AS. Auf dem Gebiete der Druckerei. Frankf. a.M. etc., I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft, n.d. (±1930), VII,(1),285,(2)p., num. mounted col. printed textile samples, orig. giltlettered cl., 4to.

- Corners sl. bumped; some occas. dustsoiling/ foxing.

€ (30-50) 30
69/2661 Trade catalogues  Sagitta Rijwielen 69/2661 Trade catalogues Sagitta Rijwielen
69/2661 [Trade-catalogues]. Sagitta Rijwielen. Hilv., Rijwielfabriek Baarda & Co., 1922, 12p. w. various bicycle types, num. ills., orig. wr. with part cut out of frontwr. as issued. Hanze Rijwielen. Ibid., idem, 1922, 12p. w. various bicycle types, num. ills., orig. wr. with part cut out of frontwr. as issued. - AND 1 duplicate of the second work.
€ (50-70)
69 2662 Turgot E F 69 2662 Turgot E F
69 2662 Turgot E F 69 2662 Turgot E F
69 2662 Turgot E F 69 2662 Turgot E F
69/2662 Turgot, E.F. Memoire instructif sur la maniere de rassembler, de preparer (...) diverses curiosités d'histoire naturelle. Lyon, J.M. Bruyset, 1758, XVI,235,(1)p., 25 (fold.) engr. plates by MARGUERITE LE COMTE after DURAND, contemp. calf w. gilt spine w. mor letterpiece.

- Partly waterst. in margins. Neatly rebacked; covers w. a few rubbed spots; corners worn.

= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIV.

€ (300-500)
69 2663 Valmont de Bomare J C 69 2663 Valmont de Bomare J C
69 2663 Valmont de Bomare J C 69 2663 Valmont de Bomare J C
69/2663 Valmont de Bomare, J.C., Algemeen en beredenerent woordenboek der natuurlyke historie; behelzende de historie der dieren, planten en mineralen, en die der hemelsche lichamen, der verhevelingen, en andere voorname verschynselen der natuur: benevens de historie en beschryving Der enkele drogeryen, welke de drie Ryken opleveren; hun gebruik in de Geneeskonst, in het gemeene Leven, Landbouw, Konsten en Handwerken. Dutch transl. C. Papillon. Dordr., A. Blussé en Zoon, 1767-1770, 1st Dutch ed., 3 vols., XX,688; VIII,997,(3); (4),574,(2)p., engr. frontisp. by R. VINKELES after D. KUIJPERS, 3 ident. title-vignettes, 3 other vignettes, contemp. unif. gilt hroan w. mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- New endpapers; owner's stamp on title, otherwise contents w. minor imperfections. Spine sl. rubbed.

= Zischka p.208 (other eds.). "His most important work was his Dictionnaire raisonné universel d'histoire naturelle, first published in five volumes in 1764. Four enlarged editions of this work subsequently appeared, the last in fifteen volumes in 1800. Valmont de Bomare's Dictionnaire was highly successful in encouraging the popular study of natural history, and it served as a model for all similar works" (DSB XIII, p.565).

€ (200-300) 200
69/2664 Vergilius, Maro, P. Georgicon libri quatuor. Des Landbau, vier Gesänge. Transl. by J.H. Voss. Eutin and Hamburg, C.E. Bohn, 1789, (2),XXIV,327p., engr. title, contemp. boards.

- Owner's entry on title-p.; trifle yellowed; lower hinge broken. Binding worn.

Behlen, S. Lehrbuch der Forstnaturgeschichte. Leipsic, Baumgartner, 1831, XIV,497,(1)p., contemp. boards.

- Owner's entry on first free endpaper.

Gerstäcker, F. Streif- und Jagdzüge durch die vereinigten Staaten Nord-Amerikas. Ibid., Arnold, 1856, 2nd ed., 2 parts in 1 vol., VI,(2),311,(1); (4),323,(1)p., contemp. gilt hcalf.

- First vol. lacks htitle; bookplate on upper pastedown; foxed.

AND 5 others, all 19th cent., German or English language, i.a. B. COTTA, Geologische Fragen (Freiberg, 1858, woodcut ills., 1 fold. table, contemp. gilt hcalf) and E.J. LOWE, A Natural History of British Grasses (London, 1868, 74 col. plates, orig. blindst. cl.).

€ (150-250)
69 2665 Veterinary medicine  Ryss or Rysz  A 69 2665 Veterinary medicine Ryss or Rysz A
69/2665 [Veterinary medicine]. Ryss (or Rysz), A. Handboek van de beoefenende leere der geneesmiddelen voor veeartsen. Dutch transl. G. van Olivier. The Hague/ Amst., Gebr. Van Cleef, 1825, XXIV,301p., fold. engr. plate, contemp. gilt blindst. calf.

- Hinges showing but strong. Covers w. a few sm. dam. spots; corners showing.

= The plate showing a 'dampwerktuig', a steam bath for horses with pneumonial afflictions. Nice binding. Wellcome IV, p.603.

€ (200-300)
69 2666 Vossius I 69 2666 Vossius I
69 2666 Vossius I 69 2666 Vossius I
69/2666 Vossius, I. De motu marium et ventorum liber. The Hague, A. Vlacq, 1663, (12),123p., woodcut title-vignette, ills., contemp. gilt vellum, a.e.g.

- One textleaf w. sm. tear in outer blank margin; occas. trifle foxed. Vellum trifle rubbed/ soiled; lacks ties. A fine copy.

= The first edition. Bierens de Haan 5155.

€ (250-350) 450
69 2667 Wolff C 69 2667 Wolff C
69 2667 Wolff C 69 2667 Wolff C
69/2667 Wolff, C. Vernüfftige Gedancken von dem Gebrauche der Theile in Menschen, Thieren und Pflanßen, den Liebhabern der Wahrheit. Leipsic, Rengerischen Buchhandlung, 1737, 3rd ed., (30),746,(13)p., engr. frontisp., contemp. calf w. unidentified gilt coat of arms on both covers and richly gilt spine w. yellow mor. letterpiece.

- Unopened copy. Contents very fine. Top of spine chipped; frontcover sl. discoloured.

= Attractive binding.

€ (120-150)
69 2668 Wolff C 69 2668 Wolff C
69/2668 Wolff, C. Vernüfftige Gedancken von den Würckungen der Natur, den liebhabern der Wahrheit. Halle i.m., Rengerischen Buchhandlung, 1739, 4th ed., 2 vols., (22),748,(20); (32),492,(16)p., 2 diff. engr. frontisp., 7 fold. plates, contemp. unif. calf w. unidentified gilt coat of arms on both covers and richly gilt spine w. yellow mor. letterpiece.

- Contents very fine. Vol. 1 top of spine dam.; vol. 2 foot of spine chipped; both vols. joints sl. rubbed.

= Rare 4th edition in attractive binding.

€ (150-250)
69/2669 [Zoology]. Buffon, G.L.L. de. De algemeene en byzondere natuurlyke historie. Vol. 1, 4-13, 15-17, 21, 22 and Register. Amst./ Dordr., J.H. Schneider/ J. Allart, 1773-1803, 17 vols., engr. portrait of the author, 738 plates and maps (a few fold.), contemp. unif. hcalf, gilt spine w. 2 contrasting mor. letterpieces, large 4to.

- Almost all vols. spine-ends worn. A fine set.

= Nissen, ZBI 737. These vols. dealing w. mammals, vol. 10 and 11 on the history of earth and man, incl. a few plates depicting various anomalies and skin diseases.

€ (500-700) 600