Fine Books and Manuscripts

1 Mar 2017, starting at 13:00 GMT .

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STURM (JOHANN CHRISTOPH) Collegium experimentale, sive Curiosum, 4 parts in 1 vol., FIRST EDITION, Nuremburg, Wolfgang M. Endter, 1676

TISSANDIER (GASTON) Histoire des ballons et des aéronautes célèbres 1783-1800[-1890], 2 vol., photogravure, and colour plates, contemporary half morocco with gilt and red morocco onlay balloon device on spines, publisher's wrappers bound in, 4to, all but the first mentioned 8vo; and 4 others (12)

YON (LOUIS-GABRIEL) Note sur la direction des aérostats, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed and signed on the title, 4to and small folio; and 5 others, including 2 French "posters", one depicting historical methods of flight without balloons (c.1880), the other (hand-coloured engraving) "l'art aérostatique et de la direction ballons", 1881 (8)

ADAMS (JOHN) Letters Patent signed as President ("John Adams") and issued under the Great Seal of the United States of America, counter-signed by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, Philadelphia, 10 July 1797

ALEXANDER VI BORGIA AND TOLEDO Spanish Renaissance transcript of the Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI of 1 October 1496 confirming the privileges of the Hospital of the Holy Cross; Toledo, 25 November 1530

APPERLEY (CHARLES J.) The Life of a Sportsman. By Nimrod, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, Rudolph Ackermann, 1842

ARCHAEOLOGY, PSEUDO-ARCHAEOLOGY, MESOPOTAMIA, AND BRITISH-ISRAELISM Archive of Lt.-Col. W.B. Lane, relating to his studies in Mesopotamia, archaeology of the region, the Bible and "Ur" texts, comparative religions, Anglo-Saxon "Lost Tribe" theories, Pyramidology, and "Manna from Heaven", and other materials, loose or housed in a variety of small boxes, tins and envelopes (quantity)

BEAUMONT (JOHN) An Historical, Physiological and Theological Treatise of Spirits, Apparitions, Witchcrafts, and Other Magical Practices, FIRST EDITION; and another (2)

BIBLE, IN ENGLISH, AUTHORISED VERSION [The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New], FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF KING JAMES' GREAT "HE" BIBLE, Robert Barker, 1611

BOSWELL (JAMES) The Life of Samuel Johnson, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, H. Baldwin for C. Dilly, 1791

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