Naturwissenschaften, Technik

Natural Science and Technology

The first modern monograph on ants

WILDE, Jermias - De formica liber unus. Nürnberg, 1615. Half-vellum. 8vo [105 x 160mm]. (11), 108 pp. With engraved vignette on the title page. Title page slightly lose in the lower part, otherwise in very good condition.
EUR 950,-

One of Becher’s main works

BECHER, Johann Joachim - Natur-Kündigung der Metallen. Frankfurt am Main, Johann Wilhelm Ammon und Wilhelm Serlin, 1661. Vellum. With engraved title.
Rare first edition.
EUR 1500,-

The birth of neurochemistry

BORRI, Francesco Giuseppe - Epistolae Duae I. De Cerebi ortu & Usu Medico. II. De Artificio oculorum humores restituendi. Ad Th. Bartholinum. Copenhagen, Daniel Paulli, 1669. (4), 68 pages, with engraved title vignette and 7 woodcuts in the text. 4to, Contemporary vellum.
EUR 2500,-

The newly discovered, unpublished watercolor drawings for Jean Baptiste de Lamarck’s first book Flore Francaise

BULLIARD, Jean Baptiste Francois (* 1752 Aubepierre-sur-Aube; † 1793 Paris) and LAMARCK, Jean Baptiste de (* 1744 Bazentin-le-Petit; † 1829 Paris) - 467 original watercolour drawings on 239 leaves, with handwritten descriptions and notes. n.d. (c. 1776-1778). Contemporary leather with blank spine label. 230x297 mm.
This very important manuscript represents the previously unknown botanical drawings for Lamarck's Flore Francaise and demonstrates the hitherto fameless cooperation between two of the foremost French botanists from the 18th century.
EUR 550.000,-

Important manuscripts on firearms

AUDOIN, E. - Mecanismes d'Armes. Pistolets automatiques. / Revolvers. France, 1936-1937. 2 volumes. Folio. With 327 drawings. Contemporary half leather bindings.

These exceptional manuscripts contain an important source of information on firearms from the second half of the 19th and early 20th-century. Both volumes include descriptions of 148 firearms of the most important contemporary manufacturers.

EUR 12.500,-