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Du Mouvement des Muscles, Livres deux ...

Publisher: Lyons: Étienne Dolet,
Publication date: 1541

woodcut printer's device on title, larger version on the verso of last leaf, historiated woodcut initial for the dedication, criblé initial for each book, tiny repair to fore-margin of A5, not affect... More

Price: £3,000.00

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(Pennsylvania.) [PRESTON (Paul)]

[drop head title:] Directions for using the T...

Publisher: [Pennsylvania],
Publication date: c. 1750

manuscript in ink on paper, a home-made book, paper watermarked with a fleur-de-lys and the initials L.G. (vaguely similar to Churchill 406, but without the crown), some water-staining, 'using' in tit... More

Price: £2,000.00

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Wing (Vincent)

Astronomia insaurata:

Publisher: Printed by R. and W. Leybourn, for the Company of Stationers,
Publication date: 1656

FIRST EDITION, title printed in red and black, diagrams in text, minor browning in places, More

Price: £2,000.00

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Lamure (François-Bourguignon de Bussières de, kn...

[drop head title:] Institutiones physiologica...

Publisher: Montpellier:
Publication date: 1766-67

manuscript in ink on paper, in a single, neat hand, that of J. V. Perreymond, a student, 1 page with a small water splash, possibly lacking a title-page, a couple of stubs before the last leaf of text... More

Price: £2,200.00

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Hutton (Charles)

The Compendious Measurer;

Publisher: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, and R. Baldwin, and G. and J. Wilkie,
Publication date: 1790

diagrams and woodcut illustrations in the text, a little spotting here and there, fore-margins of 2 leaves soiled, More

Price: £500.00

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Royal College of Physicians of London.

Pharmacopoeia Collegii Londinensis,

Publisher: No printer,
Publication date: 1680

title-page a little browned, a small tendency to same throughout, repair to verso of title-page, with the loss of part of a letter on the recto, More

Price: £850.00

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Trebra (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich von)

Erfahrungen vom Innern der Gebirge, nach Beob...

Publisher: Dessau & Leipzig: auf Kosten der Verlagskasse für Gelehrte und Künstler,
Publication date: 1785

FIRST EDITION, 9 (8 folding) large hand-coloured geological plates (one heightened with ground mica), and 5 hand-coloured engravings in the text (the first on the title-page), with the often lacking s... More

Price: £6,000.00

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Macculloch (John)

A Description of the Western Islands of Scotl...

Publisher: Printed for Archibald Constable [and others],
Publication date: 1819

FIRST EDITION, 2 vols. 8vo (text), and 1 vol. 4to (atlas), half titles, 10 engraved maps and plans, of which 2 folding and 9 hand-coloured geologically, 33 engraved plates of which 2 folding and hand... More

Price: £2,500.00

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Traité des accouchements,

Publisher: No place,
Publication date: [c. 1760]

manuscript in ink on paper, in a single regular, but slightly crabbed hand, with attempts at calligraphic flourishes, with 5 small drawing of instruments on 3 pages, coloured in yellow, the fore-edges... More

Price: £1,100.00

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Bradley (Richard)

The Country Housewife and Lady's Director,

Publisher: Printed for Woodman and Lyon,
Publication date: 1728

title printed in red and black, with an engraved frontispiece, first 3 leaves after the frontispiece repaired at foot and inner margin, (not affecting text, ?lacking half-title, some damp-staining, More

Price: £1,500.00

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