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[John Abercrombie]
[John Abercrombie]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. Sheet 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½"). Trimmed to engraved border, laid on album paper.
Full-length portrait of John Abercrombie (1726–1806), Scottish horticulturist, the new frontispiece for the 1800 edition of his 'Every Man His Own Gardener'.
[Ref: 57200]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Magnus Alexander Achillinus.
Magnus Alexander Achillinus.
[Bologna, Hieronymum de Benedictis, n.d., c.1520.]
Very scarce woodcut, set in Latin text. Sheet 205 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Small notch in top edge, slight spotting.
An early portrait of Alessandro Achillini (c.1463-1512), philosopher and physician of Bologna, who studied anatomy. It was published as the frontispiece to 'Annotationes anatomiae magni Alexandri Achillini Bononiensis', first published 1520.
Wellcome 8-1.
[Ref: 57195]   £360.00  
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[John Couch Adams] I.C. Adams, A.M.
[John Couch Adams] I.C. Adams, A.M. Coll. Divi Johannis apud Cantabrigienses Socius. Neptunus calculo monstratus, A.D. 1845.
Painted by Thomas Mogford. Engraved by Samuel Cousins, A.R.A.
London, July 10, 1851, Published for the Proprietor Thomas Mogford, by J. Hogarth No. 5 Haymarket.
Scarce mezzotint on chine collé. 450 x 335mm (17¾ x 13¼"). Repaired tear in backing sheet.
John Couch Adams (1819-92), mathematician and astronomer. famed for predicting the existence and position of Neptune, using only mathematics, explaining the discrepancies of Uranus's orbit and the laws of Kepler and Newton.
[Ref: 57110]   £460.00  
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English Agricultural Society's Show Yard. First Meeting at Oxford, July 17.th 1839.
English Agricultural Society's Show Yard. First Meeting at Oxford, July 17.th 1839. To the Right Hon.ble John Charles, Earl Spencer, President, the Trustees, Vice Presidents, Committe of Management, and Members. This Print is most respectfully dedicated.
On Stone by T. Picken, from a Drawing by W.A. Delamotte. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by John & R. Dewe, Broad St.t Oxford; and Sold by R.Ackerman, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street; and T. M.cLean, 26 Haymarket, London.
Rare lithograph, 275 x 350mm (10¾ x 13¾"). Repaired tears top and bottom.
Gentlemen in top hats converse and survey the cows and horses under awnings. In the center are marquees and farm equipment such as ploughs and carts. The Royal Agricultural Society of England was established in the United Kingdom in 1838. Its motto was "Practice with Science", and its aim was to promote the scientific development of agriculture. The society received its Royal Charter from Queen Victoria in 1840.
See: Ref: 16545 for English Agricultural Society's Show Yard in Cambridge
[Ref: 57087]   £320.00  
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[Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.]
[Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.] Behold the figure of that man of Parts / who dive'd into the secrets of all Arts, / A Second Solomon, the mighty Hee / That try'de them all, and found them Vanity.
[London: R. Bentley, 1694.]
Engraving. Sheet 160 x 95mm (6¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Profile portrait of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486-1535), a German physician, legal scholar, soldier, theologian and occult writer, author of 'Three Books Concerning Occult Philosophy'. He was also a magician and a spy. This portrait was published as the frontispiece of his book 'The Vanity of Arts & Sciences'.
[Ref: 57199]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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G. B. Airy [facsimile signature].
G. B. Airy [facsimile signature].
1852 T.H. Maguire.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 330 x 240mm (13 x 9½"), very large margins.
A half-length portrait of George Biddell Airy (1801-92), seated, holding a device. During his tenure as Astronomer Royal (1835-1881) he established Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian.
[Ref: 57109]   £320.00   (£384.00 incl.VAT)
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Geo. J. Allman
Geo. J. Allman
T. H. Maguire.
1851.
Lithograph. Sheet 615 x 445mm (24¼ x 17½"), very large margins.
A portrait of George James Allman (1812-1898), seated, with facsimile signature beneath. Allman was an Irish ecologist, botonist and zoologist. From the Ipswich Museum Portraits series published by George Ransom in 1852, the sixty portraits of distinguished men of science were designed to commemorate the foundation of the museum in 1846.
Wellcome: 56
[Ref: 57052]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Andrews, Astronomer and the celebrated Author of Moore's Almanack. Aged 71 -- 1815.
Henry Andrews, Astronomer and the celebrated Author of Moore's Almanack. Aged 71 -- 1815. Born at Frieston, near Grantham, February 4th 1744; Died at Royston, in Hertfordshire, January 26th, 1820, aged 76 years.
J. Watson Pinxt. T. Blood Sculpt.
[n.d. c.1815.]
Very rare stipple with letterpress attachment. Plate 165 x 114mm (6½ x 4½"), very large margins. Some age spots and creasing.
Half portrait of Henry Andrews (1744 –1820) mathematician and astronomer. For 43 years he worked in his spare time as 'Compiler of the tables detailing the movement of the planets' for Old Moore's Almanac aside his day job as Calculator to the Board of Longitude.
W: 72.
[Ref: 56979]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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D. T. Ansted [facsimile signature.]
D. T. Ansted [facsimile signature.]
T. H. Maguire. 1850. [Etched in plate.]
[M & N Hanhart, London.]
Lithograph on chine collé. Sheet 600 x 435mm (23½ x 17") very large margins. Some foxing in margins.
A three quarter length portrait of geologist David Thomas Ansted (1814-1880). Ansted was appointed a follow of the Royal Society in 1844 and by 1850 had produced a number of seminal texts and manuals on practical geology. From the Ipswich Museum Portraits series published by George Ransom in 1852, the sixty portraits of distinguished men of science were designed to commemorate the foundation of the museum in 1846. American interest in Virginia.
Wellcome: 78.
[Ref: 57122]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Sphere.
Sphere.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving with fine hand colour, including gold highlights, pt 17th century watermark. 180 x 125mm (7 x 5").
An illustration of an armillary sphere on a tromp l'oeil wall hanging. The stand and pair of compasses are highlighted in gold.
[Ref: 56808]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Origin of the Asteroids.
Origin of the Asteroids. N.o 79
[Published 1842, London for "The Beauty of the Heavens: A Pictorial Display of The Astronomical Phenomena of The Universe" by Charles. F. Blunt.]
Very rare coloured lithograph, sheet 160 x 205mm (6¼ x 8¼") Right edge of paper missing. A few tears and creases repaired. Some time staining.
An astronomical diagram.
[Ref: 56986]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Relox Astronomico.
Relox Astronomico. Tomo I, N.o4 Lamina 32.
R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. 1824.
Finely coloured aquatint, sheet 240 x 140 (9½ x 5½").
An astronomical device.
[Ref: 56985]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Practical Astronomy.
Practical Astronomy. Come-It by Candlelight or Plan-It Airy-Motions.
E. Wright del.t. F. C. Hunt sculp.t.
London, Pub.d by Harrison Isaacs, Charles S.t Soho Square. [n.d. c.1830.]
Rare & scarce aquatint with original hand colour. Sheet 280 x 355mm (11 x 14"). Trimmed to image at sides, into plate top and bottom, tear at top taped, damage in inscription area.
A man looks through a telescope with amazement, not knowing what he is looking at is a night watchman's lantern. Meanwhile another man picks his pocket.
Hickman: pg 117 (uncoloured).
[Ref: 57042]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[8 illustrations of astronomy.]
[8 illustrations of astronomy.]
Jaede del. G. Brinckmann sculps.t Leipzig.
Druck von Voigt & Günther [n.d., c.1850.]
Steel engraving with hand colour. Sheet 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾").
Eight numbered vignette illustrations: an observatory building, the Moon, Saturn, a telescope, a reflecting telescope, a celestial globe, how to observe an eclipse via a reflection in water and a comet.
[Ref: 56835]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Solar Spots. The Comet of 1811.
Solar Spots. The Comet of 1811. Telescopic Appearances of Venus. Telescopic Appearances of Mars. The Great Meteor of November 13 1803.
Neele & Son Sc. 353 Strand.
[London: Sir Richard Phillips, c.1823.]
Three mezzotint plates on one sheet, scarce. Sheet 450 x 270mm (17¾ x 10½"). Some damage, creasing, laid on archival paper.
From 'The Atlas of Nature: being a Graphic Display of the Most Interesting Subjects in the Three Kingdoms of Nature, for Study and Reference.
[Ref: 56815]   £360.00  
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[Astronomy] Die fanstu haben eien schein: Wie gros dort werd die freude sein.
[Astronomy] Die fanstu haben eien schein: Wie gros dort werd die freude sein.
G. Strauch del. M. Küsell sc.
[n.d., c.1650.]
Engraving. 115 x 145mm (4½ x 5¾") very large margins. Old ink mss. in margins.
Three cherubs looking at the sun through telescopes.
[Ref: 56816]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Die sichtbare Seite der Mon-Oberflache. [The visible side of the Moon's Surface.]
Die sichtbare Seite der Mon-Oberflache. [The visible side of the Moon's Surface.]
Steiler's Hand-Atlas N.o 2. u. 3. Gotha: Justus Perthes 1872.
Chromolithograph. 375 x 460mm (14¾ x 18"). Some minor toning around the edges. Folded along central crease as normal.
An impressively detailed map of the moon's topographical features as well as a small inset diagram that shows the daily changes of the lunar phase. This sort of detail was typical of the maps designed by Adolf Stieler. His 'Handatlas' enjoyed huge popularity as a scientific publication, and ran from 1816 to 1945 in ten editions.
[Ref: 56912]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Astronomy.]
[Astronomy.] Come forth O Man, yon azure Round survey [...]. Baker on the Universe.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Bottom margin trimmed to plate mark. Repaired damage to title area. Repaired wormhole in top margin.
A frontispiece to an edition of Henry Baker's 1730 poem 'On the Universe', illustrated with a scene of five people using telescopes, an armillary sphere and a globe in a classical garden. Compasses, telescopes and other astronomical instruments litter the ground.
See: Science Museum 13619.
[Ref: 56934]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Telescope and Cross-staff.]
[Telescope and Cross-staff.]
S. Fokke in fe.
[Amsterdam, c.1745.]
Engraving. 150 x 235mm (6 x 9¼"), with large margins. Some slight staining.
Two scenes on one plate. On the left a group use a telescope to look at the stars. On the right a navigator uses a cross-staff from a ship, looking up at the Plough (Big Dipper); the plate demonstrates how to use the asterism to locate Polaris.
[Ref: 56822]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Total Solar Eclipse.]
[Total Solar Eclipse.] Astronomy. Plate 5.
Engraved & Printed in Colours by W. & A. K. Johnston. Edinburgh.
William Blackwood & Sons. Edinburgh & London. [n.d. c.1855-77.]
Chromolithograph. 270 x 350mm (10 ½ x 13¾"). Central fold crease as normal.
Plate 5 of Blackwood & Sons' 'School Atlas of Astronomy' by Scottish borthers William and Alexander Keith Johnston who established their own printing business in Edinburgh after training under globe maker James Kirkwood. The Atlas included eighteen coloured plates of celestial bodies, first published in 1855, the final edition was published in 1877.
[Ref: 56913]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Earth and its Atmosphere.
The Earth and its Atmosphere.
Drawn and Engraved by John Emslie.
Published by James Reynolds, 174, Strand. March 10.th 1849.
Hand coloured engraving, sheet 230 x 285mm (9 x 11¼").
One of a set of 12 hand-tinted astronomical prints with explanatory text from the series 'Astronomical Diagrams'. Several of the images were drawn and engraved by John Emslie, who also collaborated with Reynolds on the set of diagrams, 'Popular Diagrams of Natural Philosophy'. A section of the Earth and its atmosphere at the equator, higlighting the effects of reflection and refraction and the uneven nature of the Earth's surface. The oceans and continents are indicated as are some islands and volcanoes.
[Ref: 56884]   £360.00  
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La Terre et Son Atmosphere.
La Terre et Son Atmosphere. Pl. X.
[After John Emslie] Depose. Kiessling & Comp a Bruxelles.
Librairie de W. Nitzsche a Hall, Wurttemburg. [n.d., c.1862].
Hand coloured engraving, sheet 230 x 285mm (9 x 11¼").
A section of the Earth and its atmosphere at the equator, higlighting the effects of reflection and refraction and the uneven nature of the Earth's surface. The oceans and continents are indicated as are some islands and volcanoes. One of twelve from the French version of the Astronomischer Bilder Atlas 'Astronomie Populare en Tableaux Tansparents', from Wilhelm Nitzschke, 1862.
[Ref: 56895]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Atmospheric Refraction.
Atmospheric Refraction.
[London: David Bogue, c. 1845.]
Coloured lithograph on card. Sheet 150 x 190mm (6 x 7½"). Edges clipped at corners.
Optical illusions caused by atmospheric refraction, with mirrored images of ships. Plate 93 of 'The Beauty of the Heavens: a pictorial display of the astronomical phenomena of the universe' by Charles F Blunt.
[Ref: 56796]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847. Plate II.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins.
A view of the Aurora Borealis seen from Cambridge. Plate II of ''An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847'' by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber, a record of a sighting unusually far south.
[Ref: 56855]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847. Plate I.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins.
A view of the Aurora Borealis seen from Cambridge. Plate IV of ''An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847'' by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber, a record of a sighting unusually far south.
[Ref: 57011]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847. Plate IV.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins.
A view of the Aurora Borealis seen from Cambridge, with a church spire. Plate IV of ''An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847'' by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber, a record of a sighting unusually far south.
[Ref: 56856]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis
[London: David Bogue, c. 1845.]
Coloured lithograph on card. Sheet 150 x 190mm (6 x 7½"). Plate cut and rejoined, tear in inscription area, edges chipped.
The Northern Lights. Plate 94 of 'The Beauty of the Heavens: a pictorial display of the astronomical phenomena of the universe' by Charles F Blunt.
[Ref: 56792]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847. Plate VIII.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins.
A view of the Aurora Borealis seen from Cambridge. Plate VIII of ''An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847'' by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber, a record of a sighting unusually far south.
[Ref: 56847]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847. Plate IX.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins.
A view of the Aurora Borealis seen from Cambridge. Plate IX of ''An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847'' by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber, a record of a sighting unusually far south.
[Ref: 56850]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847. Plate III.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins.
A view of the Aurora Borealis seen from Cambridge. Plate III of ''An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847'' by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber, a record of a sighting unusually far south.
[Ref: 56849]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847. Plate X.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins.
A view of the Aurora Borealis with the silhouettes of two churches. Plate X of ''An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847'' by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber, a record of a sighting unusually far south.
[Ref: 56848]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis.
Aurora Borealis.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 95 x 115mm (3¾ x 4½"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A view of the Aurora Borealis over an icy landscape.
[Ref: 56864]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Heavens. By Robert Mudie.
The Heavens. By Robert Mudie. [with two vignettes] The Seasons. Polar Sky.
Baxter's Patent Oil Colour Printing, 3 Charter-house Square. From a painting by W. Westall, A.R.A.
London: Thomas Ward & Co., Paternoster Row. MDCCCXXXV [1835].
Fine Baxter-printed titlepage and frontispiece. Sheet 165 x 210mm (6½ x 8¼"). A little faint staining.
The two illustrations are of the Aurora Borealis, with two polar bears and a comet, and the sun with three Earths orbiting.
[Ref: 57024]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen at the Cambridge Observatory. September 21.st 1846.
Aurora Borealis, seen at the Cambridge Observatory. September 21.st 1846. Plate. XI
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins. Some time staining.
One a set of twelve coloured engravings from "An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847: together with those of September 21, 1846, and March 19, 1847, seen at the Cambridge Observatory" by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber. Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street.
[Ref: 56941]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24.th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24.th 1847. Plate. V.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins. Some time staining.
One a set of twelve coloured engravings from "An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847: together with those of September 21, 1846, and March 19, 1847, seen at the Cambridge Observatory" by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber. Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street.
[Ref: 56942]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Aurore Boreale.
L'Aurore Boreale.
Lith. E. Lemaitre, Rue brulée 6, à Strasbourg.
[Strasbourg: Libraire Derivaux, 1856.]
Chromolithograph, with gum arabic highlights. Sheet 290 x 235mm (9¼"), very large margins.
A view of the Aurora Borealis in Lapland, with sledges drawn by reindeer. From Munerelle’s 'Les Phenomenes et Curiosites de la Nature'.
[Ref: 56845]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24th 1847. Plate VII.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins.
A view of the Aurora Borealis with the silhouettes of a windmill and a church steeple. Plate VII of ''An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847'' by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber, a record of a sighting unusually far south.
[Ref: 56846]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24.th 1847.
Aurora Borealis, seen Oct.r 24.th 1847. Plate. VI.
J. Andrews Zincog. Printed by Chabet, Skinner Street, Snow Hill.
[Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street, n.d., c.1848.]
Coloured zincograph. Printed area 160 x 175mm (6¼ x 7"), with very large margins. Some time staining.
One a set of twelve coloured engravings from "An account of the Aurora Borealis, seen near Cambridge, October the 24th, 1847: together with those of September 21, 1846, and March 19, 1847, seen at the Cambridge Observatory" by John H. Morgan and John T. Barber. Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, London: G. Bell, Fleet Street.
[Ref: 56943]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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M. Bailly, Mayor of Paris 1789 and 1790.
M. Bailly, Mayor of Paris 1789 and 1790.
Boizot, del. Cook, sculpt.
[n.d., c.1793].
Engraving, plate 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"), with margins. Small margin on left. Foxing, mainly in margins. Holes in right margin where previously bound.
Portrait of Jean Sylvain Bailly bust in profile to the right, wearing a queue wig. Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736 –1793) was a French astronomer, mathematician, freemason and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. He presided over the Tennis Court Oath, served as the mayor of Paris from 1789 to 1791, and was ultimately guillotined during the Reign of Terror.
Wellcome: 148-1.
[Ref: 57161]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Baker,
Henry Baker, Fellow of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies, and of the Society for the Ecouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Author of "The Microscope made easy" "Employment for the Microscope," and other Works. Bonr May 8. 1698; died Nov.r 25. 1774.
Thomson pinx. Nutter Sculpt.
Publish'd by Jany. 1st. 1812.
Stipple, sheet 220 x 125mm (8¾ x 5"). Some foxing around the edges. Trimmed within plate on left and small margin on right.
Half-length portrait of Henry Baker in an oval to right, head turned to look to front, in his study with bookcase behind at left and microscope on table behind at right; illustration to Nichols's 'Literary Anecdotes of the eighteenth century' (London, 1812-1815). Henry Baker (1698 –1774) was a British naturalist.
Wellcome: 151
[Ref: 57151]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Bell [facsimile signature]
Thomas Bell [facsimile signature]
T. H. Maguire [etched in plate.]
Ashbee & Tuckett Lith Printers London.
Lithograph on chine collé. Sheet 600 x 445mm (23½ x 17½") very large margins. Some faint foxing and time staining in the margins.
A half length portrait of Thomas Bell (1792-1880). Bell was a notable zoologist, specialising in reptile specimens. He was instrumental in the publication of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection and is commemorated in the names of several species and sub-species of reptile. From the Ipswich Museum Portraits series published by George Ransom in 1852, the sixty portraits of distinguished men of science were designed to commemorate the foundation of the museum in 1846.
Wellcome: 236.
[Ref: 57136]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Joseph Blagrave] The Brittish or English Physitian.
[Joseph Blagrave] The Brittish or English Physitian.
[London: Obediah Blagrave, c.1677.]
Engraving. Sheet 160 x 100mm (6¼ x 4"). Trimmed into image, laid on album sheet. Time stained.
Joseph Blagrave (1610-82), astrologer, author of books on husbandry and astrology, including 'Blagrave’s Astrological Practice of Physick'. His uncle was the mathematician John Blagrave. The frontispiece to ''Blagrave's Supplement; or, Enlargement, to Mr. Nicholas Culpeper's English Physician''.
[Ref: 57205]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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John P. Boileau [facsimile signature]
John P. Boileau [facsimile signature]
T. H. Maguire. 1849. [etched in plate]
M & N Hanhart Lith. Printers.
Lithograph on octagonal chine collé. Sheet 600 x 435mm (23½ x 17") very large margins. Foxing in margins.
A three-quarter length seated portrait of John Boileau (1794-1869) with the Ipswich Museum blind stamp in the lower right corner. Boileau was president and vice president of various Archaeological and Zoological Societies in London and Norfolk, where he was created a first baronet in 1838. From the Ipswich Museum Portraits series published by George Ransom in 1852: the sixty portraits of distinguished men of science were designed to commemorate the foundation of the museum in 1846.
[Ref: 57139]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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CL. Bonaparte. [Facsimile signature.]
CL. Bonaparte. [Facsimile signature.]
T. H. Maguire. 1849. [etched in plate.]
[M & N Hanhart, London 1852.]
Llithograph on octagonal chine collé. Sheet 600 x 435mm (23½ x 17") with large margins. Some faint foxing and spotting in the margins and title area.
A seated three-quarter length portrait of Charles Lucien Bonaparte. A noted Ornithologist. Napoleon was his uncle.
Wellcome: 35
[Ref: 57140]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Theophilus Bonetus. D.M.
Theophilus Bonetus. D.M.
[n.d. 1700.]
Engraving. 290 x 175mm (11½ x 7") Trimmed. Some faint staining in the title area.
A portrait of Theophile Boneti (1620-89) seated at a desk and surrounded by piles and shelves of books. He holds a quill, suspended above the page, near an ink pot in one hand and an hourglass in the other. A skeleton with a scythe stands at the open door. Published as the frontis piece to his complete works "Sepulchretum" on all known surgical., medical and pharmacological knowledge at the time, published as three volumes.
Wellcome: 353-2
[Ref: 57214]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe Astronome. Ne a Knud- Strup pres d'Helsinborg en Dannemare le 19 x.bre 1546. Mort a Prague le 24 Octobre 1601.
[after Jacques de Gheyn II]
A Paris chez Odieuvre, M.d d'Estampes, quai de l'Ecole vis a vis la Samarit.e ala belle Imag. CPR. [n.d., c.1730.]
Engraving, shet 220 x 130mm (8¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate and glued to backing sheet.
Half-length portrait of Tycho Brahe, wearing a feathered beret and collar of the Order of the Elephant, holding glove and resting hand on ledge. Tycho Brahe (born Tyge Ottesen Brahe 1546 –1601) was a Danish astrologer, alchemist and astronomer known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical observations.
Not in Wellcome: 405
[Ref: 57154]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Plani Sperium Coeleste.
Plani Sperium Coeleste.
[Engraved by Jan Peeters]
[Antwerp, 1692.]
Engraving. 150 x 285mm (6 x 11¼"), large margins. Some creasing as normal.
A double-hemisphere celestial map, with allegorical figures of the bodies of the Solar System in the corners and cusps. From ''L'Atlas en Abrege, ou Nouvelle Description du Monde''.
[Ref: 56823]   £160.00  
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[Celestial Hemispheres] The First Part of the Northern Celestial Hemisphere. [&]
[Celestial Hemispheres] The First Part of the Northern Celestial Hemisphere. [&] The Second Part of the Northern Celestial Hemisphere. [&] The First Part of the So.n Celestial Hemisphere. [&] The Second Celestial Hemisphere.
J. Mynde sculp. [on one plate.]
[London, c.1760.]
Set of four engravings with hand colour. Each c. 155 x 295mm. All plates with binding folds, 2nd plate with damp and damage top right.
Four plates making up the two celestial hemispheres, with the constellations in their classic shapes. From volume 4 of 'Spectacle de la Nature: Or Nature Display'd. Being Discourses on Such Particulars of Natural History as Were Thought Most Proper to Excite the Curiosity and Form the Minds of Youth', an English edition of a work by Noël Antoine Pluche.
[Ref: 56837]   £500.00   view all images for this item
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[Celestial Globe.]
[Celestial Globe.] Engraved for the Universal Magazine.
Printed for J. Hinton in Newgate Street [n.d., 1757].
Coloured engraving. 190 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾"), large margins on 3 sides.
A celestial globe with a mechanism for positioning the sun and moon.
[Ref: 56827]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pair of Celestial Hemisheres] Northern Hemisphere. [&] Sothern Hemisphere.
[Pair of Celestial Hemisheres] Northern Hemisphere. [&] Sothern Hemisphere.
J. Shury sc.
[London: Thomas Tegg, 1826.]
Two engravings with hand colour. Two sheets each 150 x 165mm (6 x 6½"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A pair of celestial hemispheres, with the classical depictions of the constellations.
[Ref: 57036]   £140.00  
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