2467 - 2631 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TRANSPORT, TECHNOLOGY
= SIGNED by the author on first free endpaper.
Felix, J. Oiseaux des Pays d'Europe. Paris, Gründ, 1978, 320p., num. (col.) ills. by K. HISEK, orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to. - AND 3 others, i.a. K.H. VOOUS, Birds of the Netherlands Antilles (Zutphen, 1983, col. plates, orig. boards w. dustwr.) and J.G. WILLIAMS, A Field Guide to the Birds of East and Central Africa (London, 1972, (col.) plates, orig. cl. w. dustwr.).
= Over 4.000 entries.
Fuller, E. Extinct Birds. Ithaca, Comstock Publ., 2001, 398p., num. (col.) ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to. - AND 3 others, i.a. K. FRERIKS, De valk. Over valkerij en wilde vogels (Amst., 2008, col. plates, orig. cl. w. dustwr.).
- Sl. browned endpapers; a few foxed spots. Spine-ends trifle worn.
= Nissen, IVB 694; Anker 381. With the rare index vol. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVII.
- Annots. in ballpoint on upper pastedown. Binding sl. rubbed and chafed.
= Nissen, IVB 716; Lindner 11.1591.08.
- Fine copy. Royal warrant at the end misbound; occas. duststained in blank fore-edge margin.
= Very rare work on silk mills, with contemp. dedication "au Vicomte de Nieuport" on htitle.
- Owner´s stamp on htitle; title-p. sl. waterstained. Covers rubbed along extremities. = BMN I, p.361. Rare.
- Letterpress words "Eerste deel" erased from title-p.; partly w. sm. wormholes in outer corners. Poor binding, leather covers worn away; joints weak.
= First volume of the series only, entirely on tricks or small games with the use of magnetism and various (selfmade) devices. The last few leaves are a list of devices that appear in this work and can be bought at Guyot's workshop in Paris. Bierens de Haan 1856.
- Spine-ends chipped; joints split; corners sl. worn and paper over covers rubbed. Some sl. foxing; occas. vague waterst. in upper blank margin.
- A few lvs. portion of upper outer corner and outer margin torn off; a few lvs. with a few sm. stains; one leaf loose w. tear; one vol. w. owner's entry on final verso free endpaper. Despite the defects, contents mostly fine. Two vols. top of spine dam.; corners showing; bindings rubbed/ (sl.) worn along extremities.
= Nice plates depicting i.a. professions, flowers, animals, (celestial) maps, astronomical and optical instruments, ships, mills. Nissen, ZBI 3194.
= The diamond cutter would polish a diamond above the brass sieve, the shaving waste would be collected through the sieve in the container. Larger parts could be stored in the drawers.
AND an etching by C.L. DAKE, "De Diamantklover" (21x16,5 cm., signed and titled in the plate).
- Vol. 1 (drawings) contents fine; vol. 2 (lithographs) index leaf and a few plates at the beginning w. some (vague) waterstains; vol. 3 (photographs) trifle/ sl. foxed; a few mounts frayed/ w. marginal tears. Bindings rubbed/ worn along extremities; vol. 3 backstrip dam. and partly lacking.
= Highly interesting and valuable (private?) collection of images of/ concerning the railway bridge crossing the river Lek at Kuilenburg (Culemborg), which was built between 1863 and 1868, and which at the time was the railway bridge with the largest span (154 m.) of the world. Vol. 1 contains no less than 53 meticulously drawn designs of parts of the construction, pen and (colour) ink and watercolour, partly signed by either A. Verloop, G.F. Beumer, J.H. van Giessen, L.M. Pijnappel or F. Stolze and dated once ("1866 7m./3d."). The lithographs in vol. 2 are preceded by a calligraphed index-page (pen and ink) and bear the address "Lith. Druckerei der Brückenbau-Anstalt von Johann Caspar Harkort". Both drawings and lithographs are captioned "Staats-Spoorwegen [left]. Lijn H. Sectie 1 [right]. Kunstwerken. Blad No. [...]. Brug over de Lek bij Kuilenburg [centre]." The photographs (many loosely inserted, incl. quite some duplicates) come from different series, sizes ±9,5x17 cm. to ±25x42 cm., many with printed captions (2x manuscript, dated 1865) on mount above the photo (mostly "Kuilenburg. [date, month, year (1865-1868)]") and many w. the address of J.H. SCHÖNSCHEIDT (Cologne) and a few w. that of P. OOSTERHUIS (Amst.) (incl. one also w. the address of A.J. Blom, Kuilenburg). One mounted albumen print is a combination of photo and photographed drawing. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVI.
- Foxed. Boards soiled.
- A few plates sl. creased or w. sm. closed tears. Portfolio lacks one flap. = Nice plates of railway carriages.
- Lacks 2 vols. Not collated. All vols. w. owner's entry on first free endpaper; occas. yellowed/ foxed; hinges broken. All vols. binding dam. along extremities. Sold w.a.f.
- Brass partly oxydized. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.
- Machine in very fine condition; cloth box worn.
= Calculating machine for adding and substracting. Can also be used for currency calculations.
= One side with water and other with alcohol.
= An early experimental electrical discharge tube, invented by British physicist sir William Crookes. The tube shows cathode rays. The discovery of the properties of the cathode ray eventually led to the inventions of x-ray and television.
= Together in modern lidded cloth case. The protractor has an engraved owner's mark "F.A. Hyett".
AND 4 other protractors, 3x wood (i.a. by S. Thompson, Birmingham) and 1x ivorine, late 19th-20th cent.
- Some oxidation on microscope; mahogany case has some scratching and craquelé on door and scratching on right side.
= Comprises i.a. 1 extra oculair by C. Zeiss and 1 extra objective by C. Reichert, 2 preparation instruments and glass microscope slides.