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“AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALL THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANCIENT WORLD”

PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Caius. The Historie of the World. London: 1601. Two volumes bound in one.

First edition in English, translated by Philemon Holland, of Pliny's Natural History—"of exceptional importance in the tradition and diffusion of Western culture"—with Shakespeare "clearly drawing upon Pliny's History as translated by Holland," a splendid folio volume with woodcut-engraved title pages and engraved initials and borders throughout, beautifully bound. $18,500.

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“AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALL THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANCIENT WORLD”

PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Caius. The Historie of the World. London: 1601. Two volumes bound in one.

First edition in English, translated by Philemon Holland, of Pliny's Natural History—"of exceptional importance in the tradition and diffusion of Western culture"—with Shakespeare "clearly drawing upon Pliny's History as translated by Holland." $15,000.

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“A FEW DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH… HE GAVE ORDERS TO DESTROY ALL HIS MANUSCRIPTS, EXCEPTING SOME DETACHED ESSAYS, WHICH HE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF HIS EXECUTORS”

SMITH, Adam. Essays on Philosophical Subjects. London, 1795.

First edition of this scarce posthumous collection of Smith's essays, featuring the important first publication of History of Astronomy that seeks "to explain what drives 'philosophers' to ask the questions they do," an impressive wide-margined volume, handsomely bound. $14,500.

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EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF H.G. WELLS FIRST EDITIONS, THREE VOLUMES INSCRIBED BY WELLS TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR SIR RICHARD ARMAN GREGORY

WELLS, H.G. Collection of first editions. London, 1910-45. Twenty volumes.

A wonderful collection of presentation first editions, given by H.G. Wells to Sir Richard Arman Gregory, his longtime close friend and frequent scientific advisor for his books, with three of the novels inscribed by Wells to Gregory. $5000.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TWELVE VOLUMES OF OSIRIS

SARTON, George, editor. Osiris. Bruges, 1936-1956. Twelve volumes.

First edition of the first twelve volumes of this important journal focusing on the history of science from ancient mathematics to alchemy in the Middle Ages to Indian astronomy. $4800.

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INSCRIBED BY H.G. WELLS TO HIS SCIENTIFIC ADVISER AND FRIEND SIR RICHARD GREGORY

WELLS, H.G. Love and Mr. Lewisham. London and New York, 1900.

First published edition (preceded only by a New York copyright edition earlier the same year), presentation-association copy inscribed by H.G. Wells to Richard Arman Gregory, a close friend who served as his scientific advisor, "To R.A. Gregory from H.G. Wells, and the Lord bless & keep him." $4,500.00$3,150.00

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“ANIMALS FEED, MEN NOURISH THEMSELVES; ONLY MEN OF DISTINCTION KNOW HOW TO EAT”

BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. Fisiología del Gusto. Mexico City, 1852.

First edition in Spanish—and the first translation in any language—of “the most famous book in gastronomy,” with engraved portrait of the author and in-text wood-engraved headpieces and illustrations after those in the 1826 French first edition. $4200.

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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY, OF VIZETELLY'S FACTS ABOUT SHERRY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO PROMINENT JOURNALIST AND PLAYWRIGHT BLANCHARD JERROLD, IN ORIGINAL CLOTH-GILT

VIZETELLY, Henry. Facts About Sherry. London, 1876.

First edition, presentation copy, of this complete 19th-century guide to sherry, with over two dozen illustrations of vineyards and sherry production, inscribed on the title page to a well-known British journalist and playwright: "Blanchard Jerrold Esq. with the Author's cordial regards," in original pictorial cloth-gilt. $3800.

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