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‘GREAT AMERICAN MASTODON!!’
NOW ON DISPLAY AT NEW YORK’S AMERICAN MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY
‘NO LIVING ANIMAL APPROACHES THIS IN SIZE’


[PALEONTOLOGY BROADSIDE] Now Exhibiting at the Hall. The Skeleton of this Gigantic Animal was Discovered in the Month of August last on the Farm of Mr. Nathaniel Brewster, in the Town of Newburgh, Orange Co. N.Y. … . United States, c. 1846.

$7,850


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THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC MINERALOGY
IN A VERNACULAR LANGUAGE


[MINERALOGY] AGRICOLA, Giorgio. De la generatione de le cose, che sotto la terra sono, e de le cause de’ loro effeti e nature. Venice, Michelle Tramezzino, 1550.

Rare first Italian edition and first edition in any vernacular language of “the first handbook of modern systematic mineralogy” (Horblit/Grolier, Latin no. 1546).
$4,850


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The Doges Of Venice
As Seen In Their Portraits In The Palazzo Ducale


BARDI, Girolamo. Dichiaratione di tutte le Istorie, che si sontengenono nei Quadri posti novamente nelle Sale dello Scrutinio, & del Gran Consiglio, del Palagio Ducale. Venice, F. Valgrigio, 1587.

First edition of this chronicle of Venetian history as seen through the paintings decorating the public rooms of the Palazzo Ducale after the fire of 1577 and a title of art-historical interest for its recording the arrangement of numerous famous Venetian paintings during the 16th century.
$1,000


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FIRST ILLUSTRATED BOOK ON CHINESE MEDICINE
PUBLISHED IN THE WEST
A LANDMARK WORK ON ACUPUNCTURE
BOUND WITH A CURIOUS WORK
KNOWN TO CHARLES BABBAGE


CLEYER, Andreas, ed. Specimen medicinae sinicae... . Frankfurt, Johann Zubrodt, 1682.

Unusual sammelband of two rare 17th-century medical works. The first and only edition of Andreas de Cleyer’s Specimen medicinae sinicae is the first illustrated book on Chinese medicine published in the West. With 30 full-page engravings, it was the first European book on Chinese medicine to attract significant attention, and the first book to acquaint Europeans with Chinese medical charts. Bound second is he first edition of Johannes Valentin Merbitz’s De varietate faciei humanae is a curious work relating to physiognomy and combinatorics and was of interest to the computing pioneer Charles Babbage.
$28,000


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DARWIN IN RUSSIAN


DARWIN, Charles / KOVALSEVSKY, Vladimir (trans.). O Vyranzenii oscuscenij u celoveka i zivotnych [The Expression of the Emotions of Man and Animals]. St. Petersburg, Suscinskiy, 1872.

Rare first Russian edition – published only a month after the English original and here preserved in its original wrappers – of Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions of Man and Animals (1872), a book renowned not only for its insight into the connection between human behavior and evolution, but also for its early use of photographic illustrations (heliotypes). Darwin exerted a special influence on Russian science, literature, and art, with The Expression of the Emotions of Man and Animals being especially revered by Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) and exerting an influence on the nascent behaviorist movement (and by extension, even the dramatic system of Konstantin Stanislavsky [1863-1938]) (see A Vucinich, Darwin in Russian Thought).
$9,500


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