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[ Swiss Flora; Alpines ] Swiss botany in the Enllghtenment period: an anonymous manuscript Flora of Switzerland in Latin, with observational notes in French and German.

Author: 
Flora of Switzerland [ Albrecht von Halle (1708-1777), Abraham Gagnebin (1707-1800) and Johann Rudolf Suter (1766-1827), Swiss naturalists and botanists ]
Swiss Flora 1
Publication details: 
[ Switzerland. Circa 1790? ]
£5,000.00
Swiss Flora 1

The present item is a product of the marked growth of interest in botany in general and the flora of Switzerland in particular exhibited during the Enlightenment, and exemplified by Jean-Jacques Rousseau's celebrated 'Lettres élémentaires sur la botanique'. Alexandra Cook's 'Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Botany' (2012) is a useful discussion of the subject (see in particular Chapter 3: 'Helvetia mediatrix: the atmosphere of eighteenth-century Swiss science'). It provides in addition a mass of invaluable observational evidence. 396pp, 8vo.

[ E. A. Smith of the Natural History Museum, zoologist and malacologist. ] Autograph Card Signed ('Edgar A. Smith') to fellow-malacologist Rudolph Bergh of Copenhagen.

Author: 
E. A. Smith [ Edgar Albert Smith ] (1847-1916) of the Natural History Museum, zoologist and malacologist [ Ludvig Sophus Rudolph Bergh (1824-1909), Danish physician and malacologist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London. 11 May 1905.
£45.00

In good condition, with stamp and postmarks. Addressed to 'Dr Rudolf [sic] Bergh | 6 Malmogade | Copenhagen | Denmark'. Reads: 'Dear Sir, | I have no record of any account of the soft parts of Amathina tricostata since the time of H. & A. Adams. I remember your visit to us many many years ago. With kind regards | Yours v. truly | Edgar A. Smith'.

Autograph Letter Signed to (Charles Edward) Fagan.

Author: 
Arthur Donaldson Smith
Publication details: 
25 January 1895; Barre.
£250.00

American physician and explorer of Africa (1866-1939). The recipient was Assistant Secretary at the Natural History Museum, London. One page, 12mo. Good, on slightly discoloured paper, and with remains of stub still neatly attached to one edge. A significant letter, sent on the eve of Donaldson Smith's most notable expedition. 'Just a line in haste to tell you I & Dodson [a taxidermist engaged for the expedition] are ready to start for Rudolph Gillitt [another taxidermist] having left for England after hearing of his father's death.

Autograph Letter Signed to (Charles Edward) Fagan.

Author: 
Arthur Donaldson Smith
Publication details: 
25 January 1895; Barre.
£250.00

American physician and explorer of Africa (1866-1939). The recipient was Assistant Secretary at the Natural History Museum, London. One page, 12mo. Good, on slightly discoloured paper, and with remains of stub still neatly attached to one edge. A significant letter, sent on the eve of Donaldson Smith's most notable expedition. 'Just a line in haste to tell you I & Dodson [a taxidermist engaged for the expedition] are ready to start for Rudolph Gillitt [another taxidermist] having left for England after hearing of his father's death.

Reproduction of a drawing of G.F. Watts, artist, by Rudolf Lehmann, from 'R. Lehmann's Portrait Studies', presented in the style of a studio photograph.

Author: 
Rudolf Lehmann [Wilhelm Augustus Rudolf Lehmann] (1819-1905), Genre and portrait painter [G.F. Watts; Frederick Bruckmann, bookseller, Southampton Street, Strand, London]
Publication details: 
Fred. Bruckmann, London, 17 Southampton Street, Strand. No date.
£100.00

Printed on a piece of 14 x 9.5 cm india paper, laid down on a piece of 17 x 11.5 cm card, with rounded edges, good condition. Printed at the head of the card is 'R. LEHMANN'S PORTRAIT STUDIES.' And at the foot: 'G.F. WATTS | FRED. BRUCKMANN, LONDON, | 17 Southampton Street, Strand.' Beneath the image, in small type: 'Lehmann del.' and 'Registered.' Lehmann was born in Hamburg and moved to London in 1866. He wrote two books.

Reproduction of a drawing of G.F. Watts, artist, by Rudolf Lehmann, from 'R. Lehmann's Portrait Studies', presented in the style of a studio photograph.

Author: 
Rudolf Lehmann [Wilhelm Augustus Rudolf Lehmann] (1819-1905), Genre and portrait painter [G.F. Watts; Frederick Bruckmann, bookseller, Southampton Street, Strand, London]
Publication details: 
Fred. Bruckmann, London, 17 Southampton Street, Strand. No date.
£100.00

Printed on a piece of 14 x 9.5 cm india paper, laid down on a piece of 17 x 11.5 cm card, with rounded edges, good condition. Printed at the head of the card is 'R. LEHMANN'S PORTRAIT STUDIES.' And at the foot: 'G.F. WATTS | FRED. BRUCKMANN, LONDON, | 17 Southampton Street, Strand.' Beneath the image, in small type: 'Lehmann del.' and 'Registered.' Lehmann was born in Hamburg and moved to London in 1866. He wrote two books.

[ 'R. M. Butler, M.R.I.A., Professor of Architecture in University College.' ] Offprint titled Dublin: Past and Present'. Inscribed by Butler to Professor Richardson.

Author: 
R. M. Butler [Rudolf Maximilian Butler] (1872-1943), Professor of Architecture in University College, Dublin
Publication details: 
Without place or date. [Dublin, 1920s?]
£120.00

8pp., 8vo. Saddle-stitched into grey printed wraps. Printed in double column. In fair condition, on aged paper, in worn wraps. Inscribed at head of front cover to 'Profr. Richardson | with R. M. Butler's compts.' Covering the history of the city from the time of Ptolemy to the advent of the electric tram. Ends by noting the extensive rebuilding in the city, 'in part due to the reconstruction of areas destroyed in 1916 and 1922'. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[ Offprint, inscribed by one of the authors. ] The perspective of Piero della Francesca's "Flagellation" | By R. Wittkower and B. A. R. Carter.

Author: 
R. Wittkower and B. A. R. Carter [ Rudolf Wittkower (1901-1971), German-American art historian; Bernard Arthur Ruston Carter (1909-2006), painter of the 'Euston Road School' and art historian ]
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'Reprinted from the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Vol. XVI, Nos. 3-4, 1953.'
£120.00

11pp., 4to. With three plates and five figures in text. Paginated 292-302. Stapled in card wraps. Inscribed on front cover: 'with best wishes | B.A.R.C.' The only copies on COPAC at the Warburg Institute and V & A.

[Presentation copy of offprint.] Ueber vegetarische Diät. Von Dr. Rudolf Staehelin, I. Assistenzarzt der medizinischen Klinik zu Basel

Author: 
Rudolf Staehelin (1875-1943), Swiss physician [vegetarianism; vegetarian]
Publication details: 
Separatadruck aus dem Correspondenz-Blatt für Schweizer Aerzte, 1906, Nr. 13.
£135.00

12pp., 8vo. Stapled and unbound. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Stamped at head of first page: 'Uberreicht vom Verfasser.", with the word 'DIETETICS' written beneath this in red ink. Scarce: no copies at the Wellcome or on COPAC, and the only copy on OCLC WorldCat at Basel.

Reproduction of a drawing of Charles Dickens by Rudolf Lehmann, from 'R. Lehmann's Portrait Studies', presented in the style of a carte de visite.

Author: 
Rudolf Lehmann [Wilhelm Augustus Rudolf Lehmann] (1819-1905), Genre and portrait painter [Charles Dickens; Frederick Bruckmann, bookseller, Southampton Street, Strand, London]
Publication details: 
Fred. Bruckmann, London, 17 Southampton Street, Strand. No date.
£120.00

Printed on a piece of 14 x 9.5 cm india paper, laid down on a piece of 17 x 11.5 cm card, with rounded edges. Aged and faded, but nevertheless a nice item of Dickensiana. A sensitive study of Dickens's face, above a heavily-faded facsimile of his signature. Printed at the head of the card is 'R. LEHMANN'S PORTRAIT STUDIES.' And at the foot: 'CHARLES DICKENS | FRED.

41 items of ephemera relating to the Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School and Garvald School, Dolphinton, Peeblesshire (Rudolf Steiner Educational Association, Scotland), with manuscript and typed accounts and mounted photograph.

Author: 
[Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School and Garvald School, Dolphinton, Peeblesshire (Rudolf Steiner Educational Association, Scotland)]
Publication details: 
Dated items from between 1951 and 1964.
£220.00

From the papers of the nuclear physicist Robert Kersey Green. The collection contains periodicals, advertisements, handbills, prospectuses (one damp damaged), reports, form, invitations, two cards and a ticket. In fair condition, on aged paper, and with a couple of items carrying traces of damp. Five sets of accounts, four for Edinburgh, 1958 and 1963, and one for Garvald (see below), of which four are typed copies and one in manuscript ('Notes re 76 Polwarth Terrace'). Mounted long black and white photograph of architectural model, captioned on reverse 'SCHOOL.

[Illustrated publicity brochure.] Sunfield Childrens Home for Children who are backward and in need of special care. Based on the teaching of Rudolf Steiner. Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire.

Author: 
[Sunfield Childrens Home, Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire; Rudolf Steiner]
Publication details: 
Issued 1956 by Sunfield Childrens Homes Ltd. [Printed by Silk & Terry Ltd. Birmingham.]
£65.00

[8] pp., landscape 12mo. Fair, on lightly-aged art paper, with light creasing, and small note on back cover: 'Gleed König { 122 [corrected from '126'] Harley St.' List of officers on reverse of title. Three pages of text, beginning: 'Sunfield is a Home and School for handicapped children who are unable to receive an ordinary schooling, and who therefore need the help of curative education and special care in their home life.' Photograph on front cover of 'The Main House and St. Mary's', and full-page photograph on fourth page of seven girls and boys playing in a class.

25 items of printed ephemera relating to The British Weleda Co. Ltd., suppliers of Anthroposophic medicines developed by Rudolf Steiner and Dr Ita Wegman, including handbills and issues of 'Weleda News'. With 3 items about the Wala Association Ltd.

Author: 
[The British Weleda Co. Ltd., suppliers of Anthroposophic medicines [Wala Association Ltd, East Grinstead; Rudolf Steiner; Dr Ita Wegman]
Publication details: 
The 28 items dating from between 1938 and 1958: the 25 Weleda items from 24 Crawford St, London W1, and The Chantry, Fladbury, Worcestershire; the 3 Wala items from 15 Moat Road, East Grinstead, Sussex.
£150.00

From the papers of Major Reginald Kersey Green and his son the nuclear physicist Robert Kersey Green. The magazines are mostly in 4to, and the advertisements mostly in 12mo. Printed in a variety of styles on a range of different coloured papers, with illustrations and photographs. In good condition, on aged paper, except for one heavily-stained item, and another with light staining to back wrap. Comprising: ONE. 'The Weleda Journal' ('Gratis to all interested in the Weleda'), No. 1, September 1938.

[Mimeographed pamphlet.] Practical Advice on Pregnancy and Infant Care (on the basis of oral advice given by Dr. Rudolf Steiner)'.

Author: 
Anonymous [Rudolf Steiner; Anthroposophical Pediatrics; Anthroposophy]
Publication details: 
Without date or details of publication. [1940s?]
£75.00

10pp., 4to. Printed on one side each of ten leaves, attached to one another by a staple in the top left-hand corner. Very good on lightly-aged paper.

Autograph Letter Signed ('F. R. Hassler') from the surveyor Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler, head of the United States Coast Survey, to Hon. John C. Spencer, Secretary of the US Treasury, regarding 'the plan of Operation for the Coast Survey'.

Author: 
Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler (1770-1843), Swiss-born American surveyor, head of the United States Coast Survey and the Bureau of Weights and Measures [John Canfield Spencer (1788-1855), politician]
Publication details: 
Washington City; 28 May 1843.
£145.00

1p., 4to. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Hassler begins: 'The peculiar position in which I am, will plead my excuse for addressing you the enclosed papers, and the cold which I have, for not coming personally in the present bad weather, as I intended, and shall do soon as admissible.' He asks Spencer to visit 'this Office before Your ultimate decision upon the plan of Operation for the Coast Survey'.

Presentation copy of offprint of article: 'Die Handschrift des Chronischen Arthritikers'.

Author: 
Thea Stein-Lewinson (1907-2000), German graphologist
Publication details: 
[1937. From 'Die Schrift'.] Verlag Rudolf M. Rohrer, Brunn.
£56.00

8vo: 14 pp, paginated 114-127. Presentation copy, inscribed on first page 'With the compliments of the author.' First page stamped 'DIE SCHRIFT | III J. 3 NR. | VERLAG RUDOLF M. ROHRER, BRUNN.' On browned, high-acidity paper, with chipping and flaking to extremities of first leaf. Four facsimiles of handwriting in text.

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