Sale 2457 - Early Printed Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, October 17, 2017

254 ● AGRICOLA, GEORG. De re metallica. Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 . . . by Herbert Clark Hoover . . . and Lou Henry Hoover. Illustrations reproducing woodcuts from the original edition. [4], xxxi, [1], 640, [1] pages. Folio, 340x215 mm, original imitation vellum boards, spine slightly darkened, covers slightly warped, few stains on rear cover; contents clean; uncut and unopened. London:The Mining Magazine, 1912 [400/600] FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of the first systematic treatise on mining and mineralogy. 255 ● (ATLANTICTELEGRAPH.) Group of 6 volumes in 5. Various sizes, various bindings, varying wear; contents clean except as noted. Vp, 1855-92 [200/300] FIRST EDITIONS . Wheeler Gift entry numbers given in square brackets. Briggs, Charles; and Maverick, Augustus.The Story of the Telegraph; and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable. Frontispiece portrait of Cyrus Field; text illustrations; folding map (separated at fold). 255, [9] pages, including publisher’s catalogue at end. 12mo, original cloth, spine faded, ends chipped. NewYork: Rudd & Carleton, 1858 [1412] * Mullaly, John.The Laying of the Cable; or, The Ocean Telegraph. Text illustrations; double-page map. 329, [3] pages, including final ad leaf. 8vo, modern 1 / 4 morocco; opening leaves chipped in blank outer corners, title heavily soiled. New York: D. Appleton, 1858 [1425] * Prescott, George B. History, Theory and Practice of the Electric Telegraph. Frontispiece and text illustrations. xii, 468 pages. 8vo, original cloth, spine ends chipped, shelf label remnants on spine. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860 [1497] * The North Atlantic Telegraph . . . Preliminary Reports of the Surveying Expeditions of 1860. Folding map. 57, [3] pages. London: Edward Stanford, 1861 [4693]. BOUND WITH : The North Atlantic Telegraph . . . Reports of the Surveying Expeditions. Folding map. Pages 1-94 (of 107). London: Edward Stanford, 1861 [4693a]. 8vo, contemporary 1 / 2 leather; foxing on title in first work and map in second * Field, Henry M. The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph. 14 plates. ix, [3], 415 pages. 8vo, original cloth, spine ends chipped, front hinge cracked. Calling card of Cyrus Field laid in. New York: Charles Scribner, 1892. Not in Wheeler Gift. 256 ● BONATTI, ANTONIO FRANCESCO. Universa Astrosophia Naturalis. 318 astrological charts in text. [12], 72, 331 [i. e., 333], [3] (of [5]) pages, including engraved additional title; lacks errata leaf at end. 4to, 244x174 mm, contemporary stiff wrappers, soiled and shaken; light marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, 2-leaf dedicatory letter in preliminaries heavily foxed, clean tear across 2B3; uncut. Padua: Pietro Maria Frambotto, 1687 [400/600] FIRST EDITION . Houzeau & Lancaster 3329; Riccardi I, 148. 257 ● DORIA, PAOLO MATTIA. Dialoghi . . . ne’ quali . . . s’insegna l’Arte di esaminare una Dimostrazione Geometrica. 10 folding engraved plates. [12], 162, [10] pages, including errata leaf. BOUND WITH HIS : Lettera . . . nella quale si dimostra, che la Parabola Apolloniana in qualunque modo che si descriva, non è Linea Geometrica. Engraved plate. [4], 32 pages. Together, 2 volumes in one. 4to, 213x146 mm, contemporary vellum boards, lower portion of spine restored, rear hinge partly cracked; scattered light foxing in text, few stains on plates in first work. Riccardi I, 420. Amsterdam, May 1718; November 1718 [300/500] SCIENCE Lots 254-269 SEE ALSO LOTS 164, 165, 192, 194