Auction 18.10.1991

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 18.10.1991

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Alpinus (Prospero): De Medicina Aegyptorum, first edition, 4to, Venice...

Alpinus (Prospero): De Medicina Aegyptorum, first edition, 4to, Venice, apud Franciscum de Franciscis, 1591 [Garrison and Morton 6468 ' First important work on the history of Egyptian Medicine' ; Waller II 12509], woodcut illustrations, one full-page (title soiled, some marginal spotting and

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Barlow (Francis)]: Livre de Plusieurs Animaux, oblong 4to, [Paris], chez...

Barlow (Francis)]: Livre de Plusieurs Animaux, oblong 4to, [Paris], chez Jos. Frid. Leopold, [c. 1665], engraved title and 11 plates by Wenceslaus Hollar after Barlow (title slightly stained at lower margin, light spotting), 19th century vellum (soiled); sold as a collection of plates not subject to

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Beckford (William): Thoughts Upon Hare and Fox Hunting ... Also an Account...

Beckford (William): Thoughts Upon Hare and Fox Hunting ... Also an Account of the Most Celebrated Dog Kennels, new edition, 8vo, for Vernor and Hood, 1796 [Schwerdt I p. 56], 20 engraved plates after Samuel Howitt and others (one plate cleanly torn, some browning and spotting), contemporary half

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Bent (Arthur Cleveland): Life Histories of North American Birds of Prey, 2...

Bent (Arthur Cleveland): Life Histories of North American Birds of Prey, 2 vols., 8vo, 1937-38 [see Zimmer p. 54], plates (light spotting), original wrappers (slighty faded, spine of vol. II tattered) -- Baldwin (William Charles): African Hunting from Natal to the Zambesi, second edition, 8vo, 1863

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Berzélius (Jon Jacob): De l'Emploi du Chalumeau dans les Analyses Chimiques...

Berzélius (Jon Jacob): De l'Emploi du Chalumeau dans les Analyses Chimiques et les Déterminations Minéralogiques, traduit du Suédois par F. Fresnel, 8vo, first edition in French, Paris, 1821, four folding engraved plates; De l'Analyse des Corps Inorganiques, traduite de l'Allemand, 8vo, Paris, 1827

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Buffon (George Louis Marie Leclerc, Comte de): The History of Singing...

Buffon (George Louis Marie Leclerc, Comte de): The History of Singing Birds, 8vo, Edinburgh, for Sylvester Doig, 1791 [Wood p. 268], 23 engraved plates, modern calf -- Adams (Henry Gardiner): Hummingbirds, first edition, 8vo, [1856] [Nissen IVB 3; Zimmer p. 2], eight plates, coloured from

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Busschof (Herman) and Henry van Roonhuyse: Two Treatises, the One Medical...

Busschof (Herman) and Henry van Roonhuyse: Two Treatises, the One Medical of the Gout ... the Other Relating to Some Extraordinary Cases of Women in Travel, 2 vols. in one, 8vo, by H.C. sold by Moses Pitt, 1676 [Welcome II p.279; Wing B6257], engraved additional title (lacking folding plates and

Lot #: 7 A

Estimate: £10 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Cloquet (Jules Germain): L'Anatomie de l'Homme, 5 vols. in 3, lge. folio...

Cloquet (Jules Germain): L'Anatomie de l'Homme, 5 vols. in 3, lge. folio, Paris, 1821-31 [Garrison and Morton 409 ' This fine atlas' ; Waller I 2012], 300 lithographed plates (spotting and occasional soiling), contemporary half morocco (rebacked and recornered); sold not subject to return. (3

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Crato von Kraftheim (J.): Consiliorum et Epistolarum Medicinalium, studio...

Crato von Kraftheim (J.): Consiliorum et Epistolarum Medicinalium, studio et labore Laurentii Scholzii, 7 vols. in 4, second edition, 8vo, Frankfurt, 1620 and Hanover, 1609-14- 19-11, second edition (some browning, titles of vols. 6 and 7 repaired), old vellum. (4

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Culpeper (Nicholas): English Physician and Complete Herbal, 2 vols. in one...

Culpeper (Nicholas): English Physician and Complete Herbal, 2 vols. in one, 4to, for the Author, [1798], engraved frontispiece, 12 anatomical and 29 botanical plates (title lightly damp-stained), contemporary calf (rubbed

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Ellis (George Viner): Illustrations of Dissections...Representing...

Ellis (George Viner): Illustrations of Dissections...Representing Dissections of the Human Body, 4 vols., folio, 1876, 58 chromo- lithographed plates by G.H. Ford (some soiling, some wear), contemporary half morocco (scuffed); together with a large quantity of English, French and German medical and

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Fishing -- [Chatto (William Andrew)]: Scenes and Recollections of...

Fishing -- [Chatto (William Andrew)]: Scenes and Recollections of Fly-Fishing, first edition, 12mo, 1834 [Westwood and Satchell p. 162], wood-engraved illustrations, contemporary calf (rubbed) -- Davy (John): The Angler in the Lake District, first edition, 8vo, 1857 [Westwood and Satchell p. 77

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Gould (John): The Birds of Great Britain, vol. I only, lge. folio, 1862...

Gould (John): The Birds of Great Britain, vol. I only, lge. folio, 1862 [Nissen IVB 372; Zimmer p. 261; Fine Bird Books p. 78], 37 hand-coloured lithographed plates of birds of prey, after John Gould, Joseph Wolf and H.C. Richter (occasional light spotting to text), contemporary green half morocco

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £6,000 - £7,000

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Hunting-- St. John (Charles): A Tour in Sutherlandshire, with Extracts from...

Hunting-- St. John (Charles): A Tour in Sutherlandshire, with Extracts from the Field-books of a Sportsman and Naturalist, first edition, 8vo, 1849 [Schwerdt II p. 144], wood-engraved frontispieces and eight plates, later sea-green half morocco by H. Wood, spines gilt in six sections, with raised

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Lettsom (John Coakley): The Natural History of the Tea-Tree, with...

Lettsom (John Coakley): The Natural History of the Tea-Tree, with Observations on the Medical Qualities of Tea, and on the Effects of Tea-drinking, 4to, by J. Nichols, for Charles Dilly, 1799 [Dawson p. 344; cf. Nissen BBI 1182], hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and four plates, one folding

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Lyon (John): Experiments and Observations made with a view to point out the...

Lyon (John): Experiments and Observations made with a view to point out the Errors of the Present Received Theory of Electricity, 4to, for the Author and J. Dodsley, 1780, 2 folding engraved plates (title and preliminaries slightly soiled and stained at margins), contemporary boards (rebacked, old

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Maxwell (James Clerk): A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, 2 vols...

Maxwell (James Clerk): A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, 2 vols., first edition, 8vo, Oxford, 1873 [cf. Waller 17331], 13 lithographed diagrams, illustrations, modern calf (one spine faded). (2

Lot #: 18 A

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Porta (Giovanni Battista della): Della Fisonomia dell' Huomo, folio...

Porta (Giovanni Battista della): Della Fisonomia dell' Huomo, folio, Naples, appresso Giacomo Carlino, e Costantino Vitale, 1610 [see Garrison and Morton 150], engraved title vignette, portraits and illustrations (title slightly holed affecting vignette, date and portrait on verso, portrait repaired

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Pryce (William): Mineralogia Cornubiensis; A Treatise on Minerals, Mines...

Pryce (William): Mineralogia Cornubiensis; A Treatise on Minerals, Mines, and Mining, first edition, folio, for the Author by James Phillips, 1778 [Dawson p. 452 ' a comprehensive work on mining and mineralogia of considerable historical value' ], six engraved plates, one folding plan and two

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £220 - £260

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Revue Horticole [edited by M.E.A. Carrière], 4 vols. [51e-54e Année], 8vo...

Revue Horticole [edited by M.E.A. Carrière], 4 vols. [51e-54e Année], 8vo, Paris, 1878-81 [Nissen BBI 2383], 96 chromolithographed plates, wood-engraved illustrations (occasional spotting to text), original boards (rebacked in vellum, lightly soiled) -- Illustrirte Garten-Zeitung [edited by

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Séguy (E.-A.): Papillons, folio, Paris, [1925], 20 plates of butterflies by...

Séguy (E.-A.): Papillons, folio, Paris, [1925], 20 plates of butterflies by Séguy, coloured by the pochoir process, unbound as issued in original cloth-backed board portfolio, ties

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Sowerby (James): English Botany, 5 vols. [I-V], 8vo, 1790-96 [Nissen BBI...

Sowerby (James): English Botany, 5 vols. [I-V], 8vo, 1790-96 [Nissen BBI 2225; Henrey I 1396], 366 hand-coloured engraved plates by Sowerby, contemporary half calf (rubbed). (5

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Thomson (M. James): Arcana Naturae ou Recueil d'Histoire Naturelle, folio...

Thomson (M. James): Arcana Naturae ou Recueil d'Histoire Naturelle, folio, Paris, 1859, engraved frontispiece and 13 plates, most hand-coloured, original wrappers bound in, modern half morocco

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Thorburn (Archibald) -- Millais (John Guille): The Mammals of Great Britain...

Thorburn (Archibald) -- Millais (John Guille): The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland, 3 vols., number 697 of 1025 copies, lge. 4to, 1904-06 [Nissen ZBI 2819], plates, including 19 coloured, by Thorburn and George E. Lodge, illustrations, original cloth (extremities rubbed), t.e.g.; A Breath from

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Thorburn (Archibald) -- A collection of 100 chromolithographed plates by...

Thorburn (Archibald) -- A collection of 100 chromolithographed plates by Thorburn, the majority of Sea and Water Birds, extracted from Lord Lilford's Coloured Illustrations of the Birds of the British Islands, (8vo, 1895-98

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Tournefort (Joseph Pitton de): Materia Medica; or, a Description of Simple...

Tournefort (Joseph Pitton de): Materia Medica; or, a Description of Simple Medicines Generally Us'd in Physick ... with an Appendix, Shewing the Nature and Use of Mineral Waters, second edition, 8vo, by W.H. for Andrew Bell, 1716, contemporary ownership inscription on title of ' Robert Travers

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Whewell (William): History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to...

Whewell (William): History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time, new edition, 3 vols., 8vo, 1847 (some leaves in vol. III creased at corners), original cloth-backed boards (rubbed) -- Galton (Francis): Finger Prints, 8vo, 1892, 15 lithographed plates (occasional soiling of

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Woodville (William): Medical Botany, 3 vols., 4to, for the Author, by James...

Woodville (William): Medical Botany, 3 vols., 4to, for the Author, by James Phillips, 1790-94 [Nissen BBI 2183; Henrey III 1521], 210 hand-coloured engraved plates (light soiling and spotting), contemporary black half calf (extremities rubbed, spines faded). (4

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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A quantity of early but defective medical books in one teachest.

A quantity of early but defective medical books in one teachest

Lot #: 35 A

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 18 Oct 1991

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Abbey (J.R.): Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, number 103 of 500...

Abbey (J.R.): Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, number 103 of 500 copies, lge. 4to, privately printed at the Curwen Press, 1952, coloured frontispiece, plates, original cloth (extremities rubbed

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 18 Oct 1991