Important Scientific Books from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 09.07.2019

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ACCADEMIA DEL CIMENTO. Saggi di naturali esperienze fatte nell'Accademia...

ACCADEMIA DEL CIMENTO. Saggi di naturali esperienze fatte nell'Accademia del Cimento . Florence: Giuseppe Cocchini, 1666. First edition, first issue, of the only publication by the earliest scientific society. Although short-lived, the Accademia del Cimento was highly active in the ten years from

Lot #: 201

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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ADAMS, George (1709-1772). Micrographia illustrata . London: printed for...

ADAMS, George (1709-1772). Micrographia illustrata . London: printed for the author, 1771. Fourth edition, abundantly illustrated, of an important work on microscopy. Among the 72 plates are examples of Adams’s own instruments for sale at his shop at the sign of Tycho Brahe’s head, as well as

Lot #: 202

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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ADAMS, George Jr. (1750-1795). Essays on the Microscope. London: Robert...

ADAMS, George Jr. (1750-1795). Essays on the Microscope. London: Robert Hindmarsh for the Author, 1787. First edition of an illustrated work on microscopy by George Adams Junior, who succeeded his father as mathematical instrument maker to George III; he retained the position under George IV. Nissen

Lot #: 203

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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AETIUS AMIDENUS (fl. mid-5th - mid-6th century). Aetii Amideni quem alii...

AETIUS AMIDENUS (fl. mid-5th - mid-6th century). Aetii Amideni quem alii Antiochenum vocant medici clarissimi libri xvi, in tres tomos divisi . Basel: Froben, 1533-1535. First edition thus, the rare first complete Froben edition , of the medical corpus by the 6th-century Byzantine Greek physician

Lot #: 204

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De l'arte de metalli . Basel: Hieronymus...

AGRICOLA, Georgius (1494-1555). De l'arte de metalli . Basel: Hieronymus Froben & Nicolaus Episcopius, [1563]. First Italian edition of Agricola's best known work. The first edition was published in Latin in 1556 and was 'the first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first

Lot #: 205

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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ALEMBERT, Jean le Rond d' (1717-1783). Traité de l’équilibre et du...

ALEMBERT, Jean le Rond d' (1717-1783). Traité de l’équilibre et du mouvement des fluides . Paris: David, the elder, 1744. A fine copy of the first edition of an important work on fluid mechanics . Traité de l’équilibre was ‘a companion volume to Traité de dynamique in which Alembert used his

Lot #: 206

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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AMPÉRE, André Marie (1775-1836). Mémoires sur l'action mutuelle de deux...

AMPÉRE, André Marie (1775-1836). Mémoires sur l'action mutuelle de deux courans électriques, sur celle qui existe entre un courant électrique et un aimant ou le globe terrestre, et celle de deux aimans l'un sur l'autre . [Paris: Crochard, 1822?]. Second (?) collected edition, presentation copy, of

Lot #: 207

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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ÅNGSTRÖM, Anders Jonas (1814-1874). Recherches sur le spectre solaire...

ÅNGSTRÖM, Anders Jonas (1814-1874). Recherches sur le spectre solaire [ Atlas contenant les longeurs d'onde des raies Frauenhofériennes données en 1/10,000000 de millimètre ]. Uppsala: W. Schultz, 1868. A fine copy of the first edition of a classic work on the solar system in which Angstrom

Lot #: 208

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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APIANUS, Petrus (1495-1552). Cosmographiae introductio cum quidusdam...

APIANUS, Petrus (1495-1552). Cosmographiae introductio cum quidusdam Geometriae ac Astronomiae principiis ed eam rem necessariis . Venice: Nicolini de Sabio, 1535. [ with :] GLAREANUS, Henricus [Loritus] (1488-1563 ). De geographia liber unus ab ipso authore iam tertio recognitus . Venice: Nicolini

Lot #: 209

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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APOLLONIUS PERGAEUS (fl. 2-3rd century BCE). Conicorum lib. V. VI. VII...

APOLLONIUS PERGAEUS (fl. 2-3rd century BCE). Conicorum lib. V. VI. VII . Florence: Joseph Cocchini, 1661. First edition of books V, VI and VII of Apollonius of Perga’s work on conic sections. These books, one believed lost, were recovered from an Arabic paraphrase of Abalphatus Asphahanensus in a

Lot #: 210

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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[APPIER, Jan, dit Hanzelet, traditionally attributed to Jean LEURECHON...

[APPIER, Jan, dit Hanzelet, traditionally attributed to Jean LEURECHON (1591-1670)]. Recreations mathématiques composées de plusieurs problèmes plaisans et facetieux d'arithmetique, geometrie . Rouen: Charles Osmont, 1634. One of the earliest editions of the first book to refer to ‘recreational

Lot #: 211

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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ARCHIMEDES (c.287-212 BCE). Opera , in Greek and Latin. Edited by David...

ARCHIMEDES (c.287-212 BCE). Opera , in Greek and Latin. Edited by David Rivault. Paris: Claude Morel, 1615. The complete works of Archimedes, one of the greatest mathematicians and physicists of all time. Among his contributions to mathematics and science is his discovery of the principle of

Lot #: 212

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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ARNAULD, Antoine (1612-1694). Nouveaux élémens de géométrie . Paris...

ARNAULD, Antoine (1612-1694). Nouveaux élémens de géométrie . Paris: Guillaume Desprez, 1683. Second edition of an important mathematical treatise, first published in 1667. ‘The Élémens (1667) undertakes a reworking and reordering of the Euclidean theorems in the light of the contemporary literature

Lot #: 213

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BARBA, Alvaro Alonso (1569-c.1640). Arte de los metales, en que se enseña...

BARBA, Alvaro Alonso (1569-c.1640). Arte de los metales, en que se enseña el verdadero beneficio de los de oro y plata por açogue: el modo de fundirlos todos, y como se han de refinar y apartar unos de otros . Madrid: Imprenta del Reyno, 1640. The earliest obtainable edition of the 'first

Lot #: 214

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BECQUEREL, Henri (1852-1908). ‘Sur les radiations emises par...

BECQUEREL, Henri (1852-1908). ‘Sur les radiations emises par phosphorescence.’ – ‘Sur les radiations invisibles emises par les corps phosphorescents.’ – ‘Sur quelques proprieties nouvelles des radiations invisibles emises par divers corps phosphorescents.’ – ‘Sur les radiations invisibles emises par

Lot #: 215

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BERINGER, Johann Batholomäus Adam (c.1667-1738). Lithographiae...

BERINGER, Johann Batholomäus Adam (c.1667-1738). Lithographiae Wirceburgensis, ducentis lapidum figuratorum, a potiori insectiformium, prodigiosis imaginibus exornatae specimen primum... Würzburg: Mark Anton Engmann for Philipp Wilhelm Fuggart, 1726. First edition . Beringer fell victim to an

Lot #: 216

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878). Introduction à l'étude de la médecine...

BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878). Introduction à l'étude de la médecine expérimentale . Paris: J.B. Baillière et fils, 1865. First edition, first issue of ‘probably the greatest classic on the principles of physiological investigation and of the scientific method as applied to the life sciences

Lot #: 217

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BERNOULLI, Jacob (1654-1705). Positionum de seriebus infinitis earumque usu...

BERNOULLI, Jacob (1654-1705). Positionum de seriebus infinitis earumque usu in quadraturis spatiorum et rectificationibus curvarum. Pars Quarta ... Basel: Mechel, 1698. First edition, rare on the market and very possibly unique in the present uncut and unopened state , of the fourth dissertation

Lot #: 218

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BEROALDUS, Philippus (Filippo Beroaldo, 1453-1505). Declamatio philosophi...

BEROALDUS, Philippus (Filippo Beroaldo, 1453-1505). Declamatio philosophi, medici, oratoris . – De optimo statu et principe . Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 13 December 1497. A rare incunable on the fallacies of traditional sciences, particularly physics and medicine : the first edition of these two

Lot #: 219

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BERTHOUD, Ferdinand (1727-1807). Essai sur l'horlogerie; dans lequel on...

BERTHOUD, Ferdinand (1727-1807). Essai sur l'horlogerie; dans lequel on traite de cet art, relativement à l'usage civil, à l'astronomie et à la navigation [...]. Paris J. Cl. Jombert, Musier, Ch.J. Panckoucke 1763 First edition of this outstanding work on horology by the famous Swiss watchmaker

Lot #: 220

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BESSON, Jacques (d.1569). Théatre des instrumens mathématiques et...

BESSON, Jacques (d.1569). Théatre des instrumens mathématiques et méchaniques . Lyon: B. Vincent, 1578. An early edition of Besson's great machine and instrument book, one of the first French books on mechanical engineering. The Théatre ‘illustrates an amazing variety of inventions, ranging from war

Lot #: 221

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BIRINGUCCIO, Vannoccio (1480-1539?). Pirotechnia . Venice: Giouan Padoano...

BIRINGUCCIO, Vannoccio (1480-1539?). Pirotechnia . Venice: Giouan Padoano, 1550. Second edition of an early and finely illustrated book on metallurgy, including chapters on mining and obscure alchemy. This work was intended to be of use for masters of a wide range of crafts: of the first edition

Lot #: 222

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BÖCKLER, Georg Andreas (1664-1698). Theatrum machinarum novum . Cologne and...

BÖCKLER, Georg Andreas (1664-1698). Theatrum machinarum novum . Cologne and Nuremberg: Paul Fürst, 662. First edition in Latin of Böckler's important work on windmills, intricate machinery, pumps and other hydraulic machines, illustrated with 154 fine engraved plates. The original edition, issued in

Lot #: 223

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BORRHAUS, Martin (1499-1564). Elementale cosmographicum, quo totius et...

BORRHAUS, Martin (1499-1564). Elementale cosmographicum, quo totius et astronomiae et geographiae rudimenta, certissimis brevissimisque docentur apodixibus . Paris: Guillaume Cavellat, 1551. Rare second edition of an illustrated cosmographic handbook with sections on astronomy and geography. The

Lot #: 224

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BOYLE, Robert (1627-1691). Opera Varia. Geneva: Samuel de Tournes, 1680-1682.

BOYLE, Robert (1627-1691). Opera Varia. Geneva: Samuel de Tournes, 1680-1682. Second collected edition of Boyle’s works, first published in 1677. This copy is bound together with Boyle’s separately published Experimentum novorum of 1682. Fulton 247 and 17a. 13 parts in one volume, quarto (210 x

Lot #: 225

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BRAHE, Tycho (1546-1601). Astronomiae instauratae mechanica . Nuremberg...

BRAHE, Tycho (1546-1601). Astronomiae instauratae mechanica . Nuremberg: Levinus Hulsius, 1602. Second edition (first trade edition) of one of Brahe's most important works, a description of his astronomical instruments and of the observatory at Hven. The 1598 edition was printed by Philip de Ohr on

Lot #: 226

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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BRAHE, Tycho (1546-1601). Tychonis Brahe, Dani De nova et nullius aevi...

BRAHE, Tycho (1546-1601). Tychonis Brahe, Dani De nova et nullius aevi memoria prius visa stella, iam pridem anno a' nato Christo 1572, mense Novembri primum conspecta, contemplatio mathematica: cui, praeter exactam Eclipsis lunaris, huius anni, pragmatian, et elegantem In Vraniam elegiam, Epistola

Lot #: 227

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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CAMAÑES, Pedro (fl. 17th cent.). In duos libros Artis curativae Galeni ad...

CAMAÑES, Pedro (fl. 17th cent.). In duos libros Artis curativae Galeni ad Glauconem commentaria in quibus omnes fere materiae quae ad praxin medicam & chirurgicam occurrunt dilucide explanantur & subtiliter explicantur. Valencia: Miguel Sorolla, 1625. Exceptionally rare first edition of a commentary

Lot #: 228

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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CARDANO, Girolamo (1501-1576). De rerum varietate libri xvii. Basel...

CARDANO, Girolamo (1501-1576). De rerum varietate libri xvii. Basel: Henricus Petrus, 1557 Rare first edition of Cardano’s second great encyclopedia of natural sciences: a continuation of his De Rerum Subtilitate . ‘The two works . . . contain a little of everything: from cosmology to the

Lot #: 229

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019

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CARNOT, Nicolas Léonard Sadi (1796-1832). Réflexions sur la puissance...

CARNOT, Nicolas Léonard Sadi (1796-1832). Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres à développer cette puissance. Paris: Giraudet pour Bachelier, 1824. Henri Victor Regnault’s copy of the first edition of Carnot's only published work, which led directly to the first and

Lot #: 230

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 9 Jul 2019