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1. (ARCHITECTURE). Lugar, Robert. Villa Architecture: A Collection of Views, with Plans, of Buildings Executed in England, Scotland, &c. London: J. Taylor, 1828. Folio. [2], x, 34 p. 42 plates, of which 26 are handcolored aquatints and 16 floor plans. Modern half red morocco. Margins of first two leaves a bit soiled and with a few tiny chips, two leaves of preface moderately foxed, an occasional spot of foxing, but the plates clean and bright and fine. Signature of H. LeRoy Newbold, New York, 1836, on half title. $4500.00

First edition. The 26 beautiful handcolored plates depict villas executed by Lugar (1773?-1855) in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Each view illustrates the building in the context of the surrounding landscape. Facing each view is a letterpress description, and either beneath or following each view is a detailed floor plan. Abbey, Life, 33; Archer 195.1.


2. (ARCHITECTURE). Nicholson, Peter. Practical Carpentry, Joinery, and Cabinet-Making; Being a New and Complete System of Lines for the Use of Workmen ... with their Application in Carpentry ... in Joinery ... in Cabinet-Making, to Furniture, both Plain and Ornamental.... London, 1854. 4to. vii, [1], [vii]-xxxvi, 32, 140, 36 p. Port. 110 plates incl. engraved title. Contemporary calf-backed boards, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Several plates at rear dampstained, occasional spotting, most plates foxed at the outer edges. A good tight copy. $425.00

Nicholson's classic builder's guide, revised by Thomas Tredgold to include considerable information on cabinet-work. Includes plates on decorative interior cabinetry.



3. (ARCHITECTURE). Sloan, Samuel. Sloan's Constructive Architecture; A Guide to the Practical Builder and Mechanic.... Philadelphia, 1866. Lg. 4to. 148 p. 66 lithographed plates (many tinted, frontis. colored). Neat modern cloth, leather spine label. A very nice copy. $700.00

A practical manual, with much cabinetmaking and joining detail.


4. (ARCHITECTURE). Smith, George. Essay on the Construction of Cottages Suited for the Labouring Classes ... Illustrated by Working Plans of Single and Combined Cottages, on Different Scales of Accommodation and Cost. Also with Specifications, Details and Estimates. Glasgow, [1834]. 38 p. Text illustrations. Engraved title, 11 folding plates. Original ribbed cloth, printed paper label on cover. Engraved title foxed and very light foxing on some plates, else a very attractive copy. $400.00

First edition. Plans of "dwellings for the labouring classes, calculated to combine salubrity and convenience with economy." Smith was an Edinburgh architect. A pencilled note on the pastedown states that this is the first architecture book published in Glasgow.


5. (ARCHITECTURE). Tredgold, Thomas. Elementary Principles of Carpentry; a Treatise on the Pressure and Equilibrium of Timber Framing; the Resistence of Timber; and the Construction of Floors, Roofs, Centres, Bridges.... London: J. Taylor, 1828. 4to. xx, 280 p. Illus. 22 engraved plates. Contemporary calf-backed boards (rubbed at extremities, front hinge beginning to crack). Plates moderately foxed, A good copy. With the signature of Isaac Trimble, Maryland engineer and Civil War general. $400.00

Second edition, enlarged, of a popular manual of practical carpentry.


6. (ARCHITECTURE). Van Rensselaer, Marianna Griswold. Henry Hobson Richardson and his Works. Park Forest, Ill.: Prairie School Press, [1967]. Folio. [16], 152 p. Illus. PLates. Cloth. A fine copy. $100.00

Reprint of the 1888 edition, with a new introduction by James D. Van Trump. A classic American architecture monograph.


7. (ARCHITECTURE). Weaver, Lawrence. Houses & Gardens by Sir Edwin Lutyens, R.A. London, 1925. Folio. xl, 344 p. + ads. Illus. Cloth. Spine a bit faded, extremities worn, else very good. $250.00

Third impression, with altered title and a new preface. First published in 1913.


8. (ARCHITECTURE). Wright, Frank Lloyd. Modern Architecture. Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930. Princeton, 1931. 4to. [12], 114, [1] p. Plates. Cloth. Occasional light underlining in red pencil, otherwise a very good, clean copy. $200.00


9. BERKELEY, GEORGE. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water, and Divers other Subjects Connected Together and Arising One from Another. London: For W. Innys, and C. Hitch, and C. Davis, 1744. 174, [2] p. Removed from a bound volume. Very good. $275.00

Second English edition, the variant with the author's name on the title page. An investigation into the medicinal properties of tar water. A highly popular text that was reprinted many times. Keynes 67; Osler 1071; Wellcome, II, p. 149; NLM/Blake p. 43; Kress 4685.


10. (BICYCLES). E. C. Meacham Arms Co. E. C. Meacham Arms Co.'s Bicycle Annual Price List. St. Louis: vol. 3 no. 12, 1890. 4to. 15, [1] p. + laid-in sheet. Illus. Stitched. $150.00

Fully illustrated trade catalogue of bicycles, unicycles, tricycles, and bicycle-related paraphernalia.


11. (BICYCLES). John P. Lovell Arms Co. Lovell Diamond Cycles ... 1893. Boston, 1893. Obl. 8vo. 48 p. Illus. Wrappers. Few light cover spots else very good. $175.00

Fully illustrated catalogue of bicycles and bicycle paraphernalia.


12. (BICYCLES). Western Wheel Works. Crescent Bicycles, 1895. Chicago, 1895. 15, [1] p. Illus. Wrappers. Very good. $175.00

"Advance catalogue." Illustrated trade catalogue of bicycles.


13. (BICYCLES). Western Wheel Works. Crescent Bicycles, 1895. Chicago, 1895. 20 p. Illus. Wrappers. Very good. $175.00

Illustrated trade catalogue of bicycles and bicycle parts.



14. BLACKWELL, ELIZABETH. The Laws of Life, with Special Reference to the Physical Education of Girls. New York: George P. Putnam, 1852. 180 p. Slate-gray cloth, edges stained red. Spine a bit faded, a few very tiny spots, else a remarkably fresh, tight copy, as close to fine as one could hope for. Contemporary signature of E. H. Cressey on front endpaper. $12,000.00

First edition of the first book by the first female physician in the United States. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was refused entrance into the medical schools in Philadelphia and New York, but in 1847 she was accepted by the Geneva Medical School in western New York State. She succeeded in overcoming the prejudices of her fellow students and her instructors, and in 1849 she received her medical degree--the first ever conferred on a woman. The event attracted international press attention, and she was generally regarded as "either mad or bad." Unable to find appropriate employment in America or in England, she finally obtained a job in a maternity hospital in Paris. She soon returned to the United States and settled in New York, where she hoped to establish a practice. Patients were initially hesitant to come, and she described "a blank wall of social and professional antagonism." In 1857 she opened the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, a full-scale hospital whose purpose was not only to serve the poor. but also to provide positions for women physicians and a training facility for female medical and nursing students. The institution exists today as the New York Downtown Hospital. This is her first book, published just three years after receiving her medical degree. It advocates physical fitness for women and girls and stresses the importance of a healthy diet. The book is very scarce, only two copies having sold at auction in the last thirty-five years. This is a lovely, near-fine copy. Cushing B421.



15. BURKE, B. W. A Compendium of the Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology, of the Horse.... Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1806. 12mo. 292, [4] p. 2 plates engraved by Benjamin Tanner. Contemporary mottled sheep. Plates moderately foxed, upper spine cap partly chipped, small chip from spine label, else a very attractive copy in a handsome period binding. Ownership signature of Wm. Gunkle, 1818. $1000.00

First American edition of a comprehensive vade mecum on the horse, including a detailed anatomical study, chapters on diseases and injuries and their cures, and an examination of the foot with observations on shoeing. The plates depict the animal's skeleton and its internal organs. Not in Wells. S&S 10064.



16. CARLISLE, ANTHONY. An Essay on the Disorders of Old Age, and on the Means for Prolonging Human Life. Philadelphia: By Edward Earle; W. Myer, printer, New Brunswick [N.J.], 1819. 74 p. Original paper-covered boards, paper-covered spine and printed spine label. Covers moderately worn and soiled, particularly along spine, faint dampstain on the first few leaves, but withal a very good copy in the fragile original boards. With the signature of Wm. B. Magruder, 1824. $300.00

First American edition; first printed in London in 1817. On medical and other treatments for old age. "The age of Sixty may, in general, be fixed upon as the commencement of Senility." A good example of a country printer in New Jersey printing for a city publisher. S&S 47517; Austin 416.



17. CISCÁR, FRANCISCO. Reflexiones sobre las Máquinas y Maniobras del uso de á Bordo. Madrid: En la Imprenta Real, 1791. Folio. xxxii, 386, 23 p. 23 folding plates, folding table. Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco spine label (spine ends chipped, hinges scuffed but very solid). Occasional marginal dampstaining, but a near very good copy. $2200.00

First and only edition of a treatise on naval architecture in the broadest sense, including the various accoutrements of a sailing ship, its tackle, &c., as well as hull design, sails, tactics, and more. The engraved plates depict the mechanical principles of navigating sailing vessels. Palau 54952.



18. COTES, ROGER. Hydrostatical and Pneumatical Lectures. London: For the editor, and sold by S. Austen, 1738. [16], 243, [11] p. 5 engraved folding plates. Contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked. Name clipped from top corner of front endpaper and repaired with old paper. A very good copy. $1200.00

First edition. Edited and with notes by Robert Smith. Cotes (1682-1716) was a close friend of Newton's and editor of the second edition of the Principia, to which he also contributed the preface. On Cotes' death at age 34, Newton remarked, "Had Cotes lived, we might have known something." Robert Smith was Cotes' cousin and academic successor. Babson 343; Bibliotheca Mechanica pp. 81-82.



19. CULPEPER, NICHOLAS. Culpeper's British Herbal; and Complete English Physician. London: For H. Hogg, [undated but early 1800s]. 1 vol. in 2. vi, [1], x-xii, [1], 10-728, 96, [4] p. Frontis. of Culpeper and his home, 194 botanical plates, and 4 anatomical plates, all handcolored. Contemporary black calf, very neatly rebacked at an early date in black morocco, original spine labels retained. Endsheets foxed, a few random plates and the anatomical plates at the end lightly foxed, otherwise all plates and text clean and fresh. $1400.00

An enlarged early nineteenth-century edition, edited by Geo. Alex. Gordon, of Culpeper's classic herbal, with colored plates depicting some 400 herbs and plants.


20. EUCLID. Les Élémens D'Euclide du R. P. Dechalles ... et de M. Ozanam.... Paris: Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1753. 12mo. xi, [1], 547, [4] p. 20 folding engraved plates. Contemporary French calf, spine gilt. Spine ends chipped, else a fine, tight copy. $275.00

Edited by M. Audierne. Second edition, revised and corrected.


21. (FARRIERY). Clater, Francis. Every Man His Own Farrier; or, The Whole Art of Farriery Laid Open ... The Eighteenth Edition. London: By Assignment of A. Tomlinson, Newark, for B. Crosby and Co., 1809. xi, [1], 179, [1] p. 2 text woodcuts. Removed. Very good. $125.00

A late edition of this highly popular work on farriery first printed in 1783.



22. FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America ... To which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects.... London: For F. Newbery, 1774. 4to. v, [1], 514, [16] p. 7 engraved plates, several woodcut text illustrations. Lacks half-title. Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, calf spine, very skillfully rebacked in period style. Later endpapers. Occasional foxing of both text and plates, some offsetting from a few plates, light stains on H3-4 and 2M3-4. Withal a very good copy. $8500.00

The fifth and final edition of the book that PMM calls "the most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America." "English editions one, two, and three had been published carelessly ... he edited the fourth edition in person [and] introduced footnotes ... Other notes corrected faults of early ignorance. In some cases the actual text was revised ... The most outstanding difference ... is of course in content."—I. Bernard Cohen, Benjamin Franklin's Experiments. In addition to the famous kite and key experiment, Franklin's work with Leiden jars, lightning rods, and charged clouds is summarized. The fifth edition is essentially a reprint of the fourth edition with several small corrections. PMM 199 (1st edn.); Wheeler Gift 367b; Ford 307; Howes F320 ("b").



23. GERARD, JOHN. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. London: By Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1633. Folio. Engraved title, [36], 30, 29-30, 29-1630, [48] p. Illustrated with over 2500 woodcuts of plants. Early nineteenth-century panelled calf, neatly rebacked retaining original fully gilt spine. Title lightly soiled but complete and free of any repair, blank fore- and bottom edges of A4-5 neatly extended, a few marginal tears neatly closed, intermittant faint dampstain in top margin becoming a bit more noticeable toward the end of the text, marginal repair to 7A1 (index) costing several page numbers, blank lower corner of 7B5 replaced. A very good and most attractive copy, without the extensive repairing and sophistication that nearly always comes with early English herbals. With an ownership inscription and cost dated 1634. $8000.00

The first printing of the second and "best" edition of John Gerard's great English herbal, very extensively corrected and enlarged by Thomas Johnson from the original edition of 1597. John Gerard (1545-1612) was a barber-surgeon and horticulturist who based his work on Rembert Dodoens' earlier Stirpium Historiae Pemptades Sex and on his own extensive gardening experience. Thirty-six years later, when a new and more accurate edition was called for, Thomas Johnson, a well-known apothecary and botanist, was chosen for the task. Johnson wrote a lengthy new preface, "corrected many of Gerard's more gullible errors, and improved the accuracy of the illustrations by using Plantin's woodcuts." (Hunt) Johnson's improvements were so great that "Johnson's Gerard" quickly became the desired edition, and a second printing was done in 1636. Early English herbals have always been keenly sought by collectors, and they are normally found either imperfect or heavily repaired and sophisticated. The present copy is complete and with relatively minor restoration. Hunt 223; Henrey 155; Nissen 698; STC 11751.


24. GLASSTONE, SAMUEL, and MILTON C. EDLUND. The Elements of Nuclear Reactor Theory. New York, [1952].vii, [1], 416 p. Illus. Bound in full brown morocco, for the publisher, with his bookplate. Trifling rubbing of the hinges, else near fine. Signed by both authors. $125.00

First edition of an early work in the field. The publisher's own copy, specially bound.


25. GLASSTONE, SAMUEL. Principles of Nuclear Reactor Engineering. New York, [1955].ix, [1], 861 p. Illus. Bound in full crimson morocco, for the publisher, with his bookplate. Trifling rubbing of the hinges, else near fine. $125.00

First edition of an early work in the field. The publisher's own copy, specially bound.



26. HOFFMAN, CHRISTIAN. Longevity: Being an Account of Various Persons, who have Lived to an Extraordinary Age, with Several Curious Particulars Respecting their Lives.... New York: Jacob S. Mott, 1798. 120 p. Contemporary mottled sheep. Covers worn and hinges glued; very good internally. $450.00

First edition. Accounts of those who have lived to a great age, largely extracted from periodicals and newspapers. Includes several Americans. Hoffman was a New Yorker. Evans 33887.



27. LISTER, MARTIN. Conchyliorum Bivalvium utriusque aquae exercitatio anatomica tertia. Huic accedit dissertatio medicinalis de calculo humano. London: Sumptibus authoris impressa, 1696. 4to. xliii, [1], 173 p; 51 p. 10 engraved plates (4 folding). Complete with the terminal blank Z4 in the first work. The Dissertatio has its own title page and pagination. Contemporary sprinkled calf, very skillfully rebacked in period style. Small early shelf mark in red ink on endpaper and on title, minor paper flaw in S2 just grazing catchword, very faint foxing in fore-edge. A very lovely copy, with the text and plates clean and fresh. Armorial bookplate of "A. Gifford D.D. of the Museum." $10,000.00

First edition. A presentation copy from Lister, inscribed on the front flyleaf "For Mr. Dalone by his most humble servant M Lister." Lister's beautifully illustrated privately printed treatise on bivalves, which is the third part of his Exercitatio Anatomica. Each part was issued as a separate imprint. Lister (1639?-1712) was an English physician who made important contributions to medicine as well as to natural history, and zoology in particular. He was also an antiquarian and an avid shell collector. Nissen 2526 (3 parts); Osler 3253; Wellcome III p. 529; Wing L-2516.



28. (MEDICINE). Beaumont, William. Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice, and the Physiology of Digestion. Plattsburgh [N.Y.]: Printed by F. P. Allen, 1833. 8vo. 280 p. 3 woodcut illustrations. Original tan paper-covered boards, purple-brown linen spine. Rebacked, retaining 95% of the original spine but largely obscuring the original printed paper spine label. Gathering 2L browned, as always, the usual scattered foxing, else a very good copy of a fragile book. $3000.00

First edition of perhaps the greatest American contribution to medical science. Alexis St. Martin, a French Canadian trapper, had sustained a severe gunshot wound of the abdomen. To keep the stomach's contents from spilling out, Beaumont initially capped it over with compresses. But as healing progressed, the stomach lining hypertrophied and grew some extra thickness at the opening, so that, by pouting outwards, or prolapsing, it acted as a partial stopper (as shown in the detail of plate III). The remainder of the closure was maintained by the natural muscular elasticity of the stomach walls. As a result, the stomach opening could be manipulated, the pouting-out mucosa compressed or moved aside or pushed inwards, and, for the first time in medical history, Beaumont could actually observe the processes of human digestion. In several years of studying St. Martin, Beaumont established the chemical nature of digestion, recorded the comparative rates of dissolution of foods, and noted the effects of emotions on gastric secretion. All of these observations were the basis of Pavlov's experiments a century later. Beaumont had his studies printed by a country printer in Plattsburgh, New York, a town where he had once practiced medicine. The book was neither elegant nor well-bound, and copies that have survived in good condition are rare. Grolier American One Hundred, 38 ("a book that pushed back the frontier of the mind"—preface); Grolier, Medicine, 61; Howes B-291 ("Most important American contribution to medical science"); Wellcome II p. 123; Garrison-Morton 989; Grolier/Horblit 10; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 130; Norman 152; Cordasco 30-0056.


29. (MEDICINE). Buchan, William. Every Man his own Doctor; or, A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, by Regimen and Simple Medicines ... With an Appendix, Containing a Complete Treatise on the Art of Farriery.... New-Haven: Nathan Whiting, 1816. 464, 144 p. Contemporary sheep. Minor foxing and soiling, but a good sound copy. $250.00

One of many printings of Buchan's Domestic Medicine, but the first to incorporate the treatise on farriery, which has its own title page. Austin 339; S&S 37111-37112.



30. (MEDICINE). Du Verney, Joseph Guichard. Tractatus de organo auditus, continens structuram, usum et morbos omnium auris partium. Nuremberg: Johann Zieger, 1684. 4to. [12], 48 p. 16 engraved folding plates. Nineteenth century paper wrappers. Plate 16 neatly backed, title very lightly soiled, else a very good copy. Joseph Friedrich Blumenbach's copy, with his signature on the verso of the title page. In a fine morocco-backed clamshell box. $4800.00

First edition in Latin, following the original edition (in French) published the previous year in Paris. Garrison-Morton calls Du Verney's work the "first scientific account of the structure, function and diseases of the ear." Du Verney showed the true function of the Eustachian tube, and correctly explained the mechanism of bone conduction, giving an accurate account of the bony labyrinth. Joseph Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840) was an influential zoologist and anthropologist. Wellcome II p. 506; Krivatsy/NLM 3591.


31. (MEDICINE). Mead, Richard. Monita et Praecepta Medica. Paris: G. Cavelier, 1757. [8], 166 p. Modern vellum-backed boards. Occasional light foxing, else fine. $300.00

French printing of Mead's Medical Precepts and Cautions, first published in 1751.


32. (MEDICINE). Philip, Alexander P.W. A Treatise on Indigestion and its Consequences, Called Nervous and Bilious Complaints; with Observations on the Organic Diseases. New York: Evert Duyckinck and George Long; W.E. Dean, printer, 1824. 192 p. Untrimmed in neat modern cloth, leather label. Spotting on a few pages. $125.00

Fourth edition, "with some additional observations." Cordasco 20-0494; S&S 17619.


33. (MEDICINE). Royal College of Physicians of London. Report ... on Vaccination. With an Appendix, Containing the Opinions.... London: By Luke Hansard & Sons, 1807. 15 p. Removed. Very good. $175.00

On vaccinating for smallpox. Wellcome IV, p. 574.



34. (MEDICINE). Short, Thomas. A Rational Discourse of the Inward Uses of Water. Shewing its Nature, Choice, and Agreeableness to the Blood; its Operation on the Solids and Fluids; in what Constitutions and Times Proper; how it Promotes Necessary, and Abateth Hurtful Evacuations: in what Diseases Restorative.... London: For Samuel Chandler, 1725. x, 70, [4] p. Removed. Foxing on title. $350.00

First edition of Short's first separately-published work.



35. (MEDICINE). Sloane, Sir Hans. An Account of a most Efficacious Medicine for Soreness, Weakness, and Several Other Distempers of the Eyes. London: For Dan. Browne, [ca. 1750]. [iii]-vi, 17 p. Neat modern cloth-backed boards. Fine. $475.00

Second edition; first published in 1745. "This pamphlet, the only separate medical work published by Sloane, is indicative of the dismal state of ophthalmic medicine in the eighteenth century...."--Becker 342 (1745 edn.)



36. (MEDICINE) Sydenham, Thomas. The Whole Works of that Excellent Practical Physician ... The Tenth Edition. London: For W. Feales; R. Wellington [&c.], 1734. xvi, 447, [1] p. Early nineteenth century calf, neatly rebacked to style. Bookplates. A very clean, attractive copy. $475.00

John Pechey's translation, dated 1711.



37. (MEDICINE) Thacher, James. Observations on Hydrophobia, Produced by the Bite of a Mad Dog, or other Rabid Animal.... Plymouth, Mass.: Joseph Avery, 1812. 301, [1] p. Hand-colored plate. Contemporary mottled sheep. Foxed (as this book always is), but a very attractive copy, the binding being particularly nice. $500.00

First edition. Thacher advocated the use of the plant "skull-cap" to cure hydrophobia, and the plate is a hand-colored depiction of the plant. The cure, however, eventually proved to be unsuccessful. Austin 1880; Cushing T40; Waller 4089; Heirs of Hippocrates 700.



38. (MEDICINE). Wiseman, Richard. Eight Chirurgical Treatises, on these following heads, viz. I. Of Tumours. II. Of Ulcers. III. Of Diseases of the Anus. IV. Of the King's Evil. V. Of Wounds. VI. Of Gun-Shot Wounds. VII. Of Fractures and Luxations. VIII. Of the Lues Venerea. London: For B. T. and L. M. and sold by W. Keblewhite, and J. Jones, 1697. Folio. [14], 563, [14] p., including the half title A1. Eighteenth-century paneled calf, very skillfully rebacked retaining original gilt spine, period-style label. Tiny (half-inch) repaired tear in lower margin of third leaf, else a remarkably fine, fresh copy. With the contemporary ownership signature of Stewart Sparkes on half title. $3200.00

Third edition of an important medical text first published in 1676. "Wiseman is our surgical Sydenham. He by his skill and personality helped to raise the whole status of surgery. He was the first of the great British surgeons." (Power, 198-201, quoted in ONDB) This is Wiseman's chief work, based on his experiences tending the Royalist armies. "For each topic Wiseman examines the anatomy, pathology, etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and management, adding selected case histories or observations from his vast experience. These personal observations, some brief and some in extensive detail, concern 660 individual patients, a weight of evidence which contrasts sharply with the absence or plagiarism of case histories in many contemporaneous publications. These case histories constitute a rich and unique historical record of surgical reality in seventeenth-century Britain...." (ONDB) NLM/Krivatsy 13087; Wing 3106A. See G-M 5573 and Norman 2253.


39. (MEDICINE). Ziegenhagen, D. G. Discours Préliminaire du Traité sur les Maladies Vénériennes ... en Reponse au Discours Préliminaire du Cours de Chirurgie Pratique sur la Maladie Vénérienne ... par C. A. Lombard.... Strasbourg, 1790. 86, 8 p. + 2 folding leaves. Contemporary plain wrappers (extremities chipped). Very good. $150.00

Translated from the German by the author.


40. (MILLS). United States. Congress. House. Report of the Select Committee to whom was Referred ... the Petition of John Brumback and others, of ... Virginia. January 19, 1811. Washington: A. and G. Way, 1810 [i.e., 1811]. 7 p. Unbound, as issued. Two horizontal fold marks, a trifle dusty, else very good. $150.00

On the infringement by Brumback of Oliver Evans' patents on flour mills. Chiefly an analysis of Evans' granting of licenses to erect mills in his style. Rink 1427, stating that the report was made by Samuel L. Mitchill. S&S 24311.



41. NEWTON, SIR ISAAC. Opticks: or, A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light. London: Printed [by William Bowyer] for William and John Innys, 1721. 8vo. [8], 382, [2] p. 12 folding engraved plates. Contemporary paneled calf, skillfully rebacked in period style. Light dampstain on front and rear endpapers, else a very good, clean copy. $4500.00

Third edition, considerably enlarged from the original edition of 1704. Babson 135; Wallis 177; ESTC T131541.



42. (PHARMACY). American Druggists' Circular and Chemical Gazette: A Practical Journal of Chemistry, as Applied to Pharmacy, Arts and Sciences; and General Business Organ for Druggists, Chemists, and Apothecaries.... Two annual volumes: Vol. 8, for 1864, and vol. 17, for 1873. Folio. iv, 236 p. and iv, 210 p. Contemporary half roan. Both in fine condition. The pair, $400.00

Trade journal published in New York by L. V. Newton, M.D., for the pharmaceutical trade. Trade news, articles, and advertisements, many of which illustrate products for sale.


43. (SHEEP). Livingston, Robert R. Essay on Sheep: Their Varieties--Account of the Merinoes ... Reflections on the Best Method of Treating them, and Raising a Flock in the United States; Together with Miscellaneous Remarks on Sheep and Woolen Manufactures. Concord, N.H.: Daniel Cooledge, 1813. 143 p. Woodcut of sheep on title. Sheep-backed boards (an association binding). Foxed, else a very nice, tight copy. $300.00

A popular work, published during the Merino sheep craze in America. Rink 1612; S&S 28966.



44. (SILK). Castelli, Carlo. L' Arte di Filare la Seta a Freddo ossia senza Fuoco sotto le Bacine delle Filatrici .... Venice: Domenico Fracasso, 1795. 8vo. viii, 96 p. 2 folding charts. Original stiff paper wrappers. A very fine, fresh copy. $450.00

On silk manufacture and the silk trade in Italy.


45. (SILK). Dandolo, Vincenzo. L'Art d'Elever las Vers a Soie.... Lyons, 1825. xvi, 392 p. Three plates. [Bound with:] Alexandre, ___. De l'Education des Vers a Soie dans les Environs des Paris, en 1835. Lyons, 1836. 14 p. Two folding charts. The pair bound in contemporary roan-backed boards, gilt spine. Very nice. $175.00

Enlarged second French edition of this standard work, translated from the Italian by F. Philibert Fontoneilles.


46. (SILK). Fagnani, Federigo. Errori e Pregiudizj sopra la Sanità dei Bigatti con alcune Osservazioni Relative alla Materia.... Milan: Gio. Bernardoni, 1818. 104 p. Contemporary wrappers (lightly dust soiled), untrimmed. Fine. $175.00

In the midst of a raging controversy, the author responds to some of the "errors and prejudices" regarding the silk-worm and the effect of silk culture on the environment.


47. TUCKERMAN, HENRY T. A Memorial of Horatio Greenough. Consisting of a Memoir, Selections from his Writings, and Tributes to his Genius. New York, 1853. 245, [3] p. Cloth. Top of spine slightly chipped, faint glue residue at base of spine, occasional light marginal foxing, light stain on front endpaper, but generally a very good copy. Inscribed "Russell Smith from the Author." $100.00

First edition. A biography of the American sculptor Horatio Greenough (1805-1852), with an essay on Greenough's statue of Washington by Alexander H. Everett, contributions of verse by Washington Allston, Richard H. Dana, and others, and a list of Greenough's works. Hitchcock, American Architectural Books, 1274, Schimmelman 577.


48. UPHAM, THOMAS C. Elements of Mental Philosophy. Boston, 1833. 2 vols. in 1. 501 p.; [3]-512 p. Original linen, paper spine label. Neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, modern (but appropriate) endpapers. Scattered foxing, else a nice copy. $250.00

Second edition.


49. VAN SICKLE, NEIL D., ed. Modern Airmanship. Princeton, [1957]. xiv, 862 p. Illus. Bound in full blue morocco, for the publisher, with his bookplate. Trifling rubbing of the hinges, else near fine. Signed by Van Sickle. $125.00

First edition. The publisher's own copy, specially bound.



50. WARE, THOMAS E. Wesley's Family Physician, Revised: and Ware's Medical Adviser. A Book of Receipts ... for the Benefit of Families, Clergymen, Philanthropists, and Reformers. Salem, N.J.: S. Prior, Jr., 1839. 96, [2], 94 p. Sheep-backed marbled paper-covered boards (considerably worn at the extremities with pastepaper boards exposed). Piece torn from fore-edge margin of pp. 49/50, costing several letters, usual foxing, but a good, tight copy, with the sheep spine in very good state. $450.00

Apparently the first medical book printed in South Jersey (a pamphlet dissertation on dysentery by Benjamin Champneys was printed in Bridgeton in 1805). The first text is John Wesley's Primitive Physic, considerably revised by Ware from the 1814 edition; the second text is Ware's own Medical Adviser, consisting chiefly of Thomsonian and botantic remedies. Thomas E. Ware (1808?-1844), of Salem, was licensed by the New Jersey Medical Society in 1830 and practiced botanic medicine in Salem. See Felcone, New Jersey Books, 1413, for a more detailed account of this book and of the unusual Dr. Ware. American Imprints 59164, 59087.



51. WATERHOUSE, BENJAMIN. Cautions to Young Persons Concerning Health in a Public Lecture Delivered at the Close of the Medical Course in ... Cambridge Nov. 20. 1804; Containing the General Doctrine of Chronic Diseases; Shewing the Evil Tendency of the Use of Tobacco upon Young Persons; more especially the Pernicious Effects of Smoking Cigarrs; with Observations on the Use of Ardent and Vinous Spirits in General. Cambridge [Mass.]: University Press, by W. Hilliard, 1805. 32 p. Contemporary marbled paper covers, printed paper label on upper cover; neatly bound in later cloth. Light, mostly marginal foxing, some spotting on label, else a very good, wide-margined copy. $650.00

Waterhouse (1754-1846) was the first professor of medicine at Harvard. Austin 2005; S&S 9690.



52. WOTTON, SIR HENRY. Reliquiae Wottonianae: or, A Collection of Lives, Letters, Poems.... London: By T. Roycroft, for R. Marriott [et al], 1672. 8vo. [86], 582, [2] p. (erratically paginated, as published). Ports. Nineteenth-century red morocco. Early signatures of [J. Grien?], 1725, Thomas Price, and John Francis Cole, 1828; bookplates of J. J. Chapman and Molly Flagg Gibb. A very good copy. $900.00

Third edition, enlarged. The first 71 pages contain Wotton's The Elements of Architecture, the first work on architecture published in English (1624). Wing W-3650.


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