1p., 12mo. In French. A letter of introduction for "my collaborator M. Kunth." -- SLOANE, Sir Hans (1660-1753). A.L.S. ("Hans Sloane"), to unidentified recipient, London, 19 January 1694. 1p., 4to., laid down. "SOME DISCOVERIES ARE MADE BY LOWENHOOK ABT. THE CIRCULATION OF BLOOD IN CRAY FISH..." A discussion of a new "weatherglasse shown the Society by one Quare, a watchmaker..." and a reference to the famous Delft scientist, Anton Philips van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), the father of microbiology. Quare was the inventor of the repeater watch, and possibly of the minute hand. -- REDOUTÉ, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840). A.N.S. ("Redouté", with flourish), Paris, 18 February 1834. 1p., 4to, Fine. In French. Acknowledging receipt from "M. Debure, libraire" the sum of 30 Francs for the 30th and final part of his masterpiece, Monographie des Roses. -- LAMBERT, Aylmer Bourke. A.L.S. ("Aylmer Bourke Lambert"), to unidentified correspondent, Boyton House, 29 Aug. 1834. 1p., 4to, remnants of mounting on verso. Lambert asks if he might see his pictures of the Napoleon Family at Teffont, asking permission to have a copy taken of one of them. -- PAXTON, Joseph (1801-1865). A.L.S. ("Joseph Paxton") to Lady Egerton, Rockhill, Sydenham, 20 July 1860. 2pp., 8vo, mourning stationery. Paxton tells Lady "You can get from here to the [Crystal] Palace to see the fancy fair, & if you like to ask half a dozen gentlemen to come to the dance we shall be happy to see them..." At the end of the Great Exhibition in 1851 the Crystal Palace was dismantled and moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham. -- LINDLEY, John. A.L.S. ("John Lindley") to unidentified correspondent, London, 1 March 1836. 2pp., 8vo. Offering to send specimens from Van Dieman's Land in Australia to the British Museum in exchange for any duplicate samples the Museum was willing to relinquish. -- LINDLEY, John. A.L.S. ("John Lindley"), to unidentified correspondent, London, 17 September [no year]. 12p., 8vo, Horticultural Society stationery, remnants of mounting on verso. Asking for specimens: "But don't send them if they are rough ill-pressed things..." -- LINDLEY. A.L.S. ("John Lindley") to William Jerdan (1782-1869), Horticultural Society, 17 April 1827. 1p., folio. Asks the editor of the Literary Gazette to publish a notice that "The Society intends to substitute a fete at their Garden for the usual annual diner at the Freemason's Hall." -- AINSLIE, Sir Whitelaw (1767-1837). A.L.S. ("Whitelaw Ainslie") to John Kenyon (1784-1856), Cairnbank, 3 Nov. 1833. 3pp., 4to, creases repaired. An amusing letter on poetry, social gossip, and Ainslie's travel plans: "Poetry must at all times be much under the influence of imagination, but of late years, it has been too much so..." Ainslie's two volume Materia Medica was published in 1826. -- SLOANE, Hans. A.D.S. ("Hans Sloane"), 24 June 1738. 1p., 12mo. A receipt for 20 pounds received from Mrs Edwards for rent. Together 10 items. (10) " /> [EUROPEAN BOTANISTS]. HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. A.L.S. ("humboldt") to M. Thourin, n.d. <I>1p., 12mo</I>. In French. A letter of introduction for "my collaborator M. Kunth." -- SLOANE, Sir Hans (1660-1753). A.L.S. ("Hans Sloane"), to unidentified recipient, London, 19 January 1694. <I>1p., 4to., laid down</I>. "SOME DISCOVERIES ARE MADE BY LOWENHOOK ABT. THE CIRCULATION OF BLOOD IN CRAY FISH..." A discussion of a new "weatherglasse shown the Society by one Quare, a watchmaker..." and a reference to the famous Delft scientist, Anton Philips van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), the father of microbiology. Quare was the inventor of the repeater watch, and possibly of the minute hand. -- REDOUTÉ, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840). A.N.S. ("Redouté", with flourish), Paris, 18 February 1834. <I>1p., 4to</I>, Fine. In French. Acknowledging receipt from "M. Debure, libraire" the sum of 30 Francs for the 30th and final part of his masterpiece, <I>Monographie des Roses</I>. -- LAMBERT, Aylmer Bourke. A.L.S. ("Aylmer Bourke Lambert"), to unidentified correspondent, Boyton House, 29 Aug. 1834. <I>1p., 4to, remnants of mounting on verso</I>. Lambert asks if he might see his pictures of the Napoleon Family at Teffont, asking permission to have a copy taken of one of them. -- PAXTON, Joseph (1801-1865). A.L.S. ("Joseph Paxton") to Lady Egerton, Rockhill, Sydenham, 20 July 1860. 2pp., 8vo, mourning stationery</I>. Paxton tells Lady "You can get from here to the [Crystal] Palace to see the fancy fair, & if you like to ask half a dozen gentlemen to come to the dance we shall be happy to see them..." At the end of the Great Exhibition in 1851 the Crystal Palace was dismantled and moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham. -- LINDLEY, John. A.L.S. ("John Lindley") to unidentified correspondent, London, 1 March 1836. <I>2pp., 8vo</I>. Offering to send specimens from Van Dieman's Land in Australia to the British Museum in exchange for any duplicate samples the Museum was willing to relinquish. -- LINDLEY, John. A.L.S. ("John Lindley"), to unidentified correspondent, London, 17 September [no year]. <I>12p., 8vo, Horticultural Society stationery, remnants of mounting on verso</I>. Asking for specimens: "But don't send them if they are rough ill-pressed things..." -- LINDLEY. A.L.S. ("John Lindley") to William Jerdan (1782-1869), Horticultural Society, 17 April 1827. <I>1p., folio</I>. Asks the editor of the <I>Literary Gazette</I> to publish a notice that "The Society intends to substitute a fete at their Garden for the usual annual diner at the Freemason's Hall." -- AINSLIE, Sir Whitelaw (1767-1837). A.L.S. ("Whitelaw Ainslie") to John Kenyon (1784-1856), Cairnbank, 3 Nov. 1833. <I>3pp., 4to, creases repaired</I>. An amusing letter on poetry, social gossip, and Ainslie's travel plans: "Poetry must at all times be much under the influence of imagination, but of late years, it has been too much so..." Ainslie's two volume <I>Materia Medica</I> was published in 1826. -- SLOANE, Hans. A.D.S. ("Hans Sloane"), 24 June 1738. <I>1p., 12mo</I>. A receipt for 20 pounds received from Mrs Edwards for rent. <I>Together 10 items</I>. (10) | Christie's
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    [EUROPEAN BOTANISTS]. HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. A.L.S. ("humboldt") to M. Thourin, n.d. 1p., 12mo. In French. A letter of introduction for "my collaborator M. Kunth." -- SLOANE, Sir Hans (1660-1753). A.L.S. ("Hans Sloane"), to unidentified recipient, London, 19 January 1694. 1p., 4to., laid down. "SOME DISCOVERIES ARE MADE BY LOWENHOOK ABT. THE CIRCULATION OF BLOOD IN CRAY FISH..." A discussion of a new "weatherglasse shown the Society by one Quare, a watchmaker..." and a reference to the famous Delft scientist, Anton Philips van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), the father of microbiology. Quare was the inventor of the repeater watch, and possibly of the minute hand. -- REDOUTÉ, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840). A.N.S. ("Redouté", with flourish), Paris, 18 February 1834. 1p., 4to, Fine. In French. Acknowledging receipt from "M. Debure, libraire" the sum of 30 Francs for the 30th and final part of his masterpiece, Monographie des Roses. -- LAMBERT, Aylmer Bourke. A.L.S. ("Aylmer Bourke Lambert"), to unidentified correspondent, Boyton House, 29 Aug. 1834. 1p., 4to, remnants of mounting on verso. Lambert asks if he might see his pictures of the Napoleon Family at Teffont, asking permission to have a copy taken of one of them. -- PAXTON, Joseph (1801-1865). A.L.S. ("Joseph Paxton") to Lady Egerton, Rockhill, Sydenham, 20 July 1860. 2pp., 8vo, mourning stationery. Paxton tells Lady "You can get from here to the [Crystal] Palace to see the fancy fair, & if you like to ask half a dozen gentlemen to come to the dance we shall be happy to see them..." At the end of the Great Exhibition in 1851 the Crystal Palace was dismantled and moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham. -- LINDLEY, John. A.L.S. ("John Lindley") to unidentified correspondent, London, 1 March 1836. 2pp., 8vo. Offering to send specimens from Van Dieman's Land in Australia to the British Museum in exchange for any duplicate samples the Museum was willing to relinquish. -- LINDLEY, John. A.L.S. ("John Lindley"), to unidentified correspondent, London, 17 September [no year]. 12p., 8vo, Horticultural Society stationery, remnants of mounting on verso. Asking for specimens: "But don't send them if they are rough ill-pressed things..." -- LINDLEY. A.L.S. ("John Lindley") to William Jerdan (1782-1869), Horticultural Society, 17 April 1827. 1p., folio. Asks the editor of the Literary Gazette to publish a notice that "The Society intends to substitute a fete at their Garden for the usual annual diner at the Freemason's Hall." -- AINSLIE, Sir Whitelaw (1767-1837). A.L.S. ("Whitelaw Ainslie") to John Kenyon (1784-1856), Cairnbank, 3 Nov. 1833. 3pp., 4to, creases repaired. An amusing letter on poetry, social gossip, and Ainslie's travel plans: "Poetry must at all times be much under the influence of imagination, but of late years, it has been too much so..." Ainslie's two volume Materia Medica was published in 1826. -- SLOANE, Hans. A.D.S. ("Hans Sloane"), 24 June 1738. 1p., 12mo. A receipt for 20 pounds received from Mrs Edwards for rent. Together 10 items. (10)

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    [EUROPEAN BOTANISTS]. HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. A.L.S. ("humboldt") to M. Thourin, n.d. 1p., 12mo. In French. A letter of introduction for "my collaborator M. Kunth." -- SLOANE, Sir Hans (1660-1753). A.L.S. ("Hans Sloane"), to unidentified recipient, London, 19 January 1694. 1p., 4to., laid down. "SOME DISCOVERIES ARE MADE BY LOWENHOOK ABT. THE CIRCULATION OF BLOOD IN CRAY FISH..." A discussion of a new "weatherglasse shown the Society by one Quare, a watchmaker..." and a reference to the famous Delft scientist, Anton Philips van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), the father of microbiology. Quare was the inventor of the repeater watch, and possibly of the minute hand. -- REDOUTÉ, Pierre Joseph (1759-1840). A.N.S. ("Redouté", with flourish), Paris, 18 February 1834. 1p., 4to, Fine. In French. Acknowledging receipt from "M. Debure, libraire" the sum of 30 Francs for the 30th and final part of his masterpiece, Monographie des Roses. -- LAMBERT, Aylmer Bourke. A.L.S. ("Aylmer Bourke Lambert"), to unidentified correspondent, Boyton House, 29 Aug. 1834. 1p., 4to, remnants of mounting on verso. Lambert asks if he might see his pictures of the Napoleon Family at Teffont, asking permission to have a copy taken of one of them. -- PAXTON, Joseph (1801-1865). A.L.S. ("Joseph Paxton") to Lady Egerton, Rockhill, Sydenham, 20 July 1860. 2pp., 8vo, mourning stationery. Paxton tells Lady "You can get from here to the [Crystal] Palace to see the fancy fair, & if you like to ask half a dozen gentlemen to come to the dance we shall be happy to see them..." At the end of the Great Exhibition in 1851 the Crystal Palace was dismantled and moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham. -- LINDLEY, John. A.L.S. ("John Lindley") to unidentified correspondent, London, 1 March 1836. 2pp., 8vo. Offering to send specimens from Van Dieman's Land in Australia to the British Museum in exchange for any duplicate samples the Museum was willing to relinquish. -- LINDLEY, John. A.L.S. ("John Lindley"), to unidentified correspondent, London, 17 September [no year]. 12p., 8vo, Horticultural Society stationery, remnants of mounting on verso. Asking for specimens: "But don't send them if they are rough ill-pressed things..." -- LINDLEY. A.L.S. ("John Lindley") to William Jerdan (1782-1869), Horticultural Society, 17 April 1827. 1p., folio. Asks the editor of the Literary Gazette to publish a notice that "The Society intends to substitute a fete at their Garden for the usual annual diner at the Freemason's Hall." -- AINSLIE, Sir Whitelaw (1767-1837). A.L.S. ("Whitelaw Ainslie") to John Kenyon (1784-1856), Cairnbank, 3 Nov. 1833. 3pp., 4to, creases repaired. An amusing letter on poetry, social gossip, and Ainslie's travel plans: "Poetry must at all times be much under the influence of imagination, but of late years, it has been too much so..." Ainslie's two volume Materia Medica was published in 1826. -- SLOANE, Hans. A.D.S. ("Hans Sloane"), 24 June 1738. 1p., 12mo. A receipt for 20 pounds received from Mrs Edwards for rent. Together 10 items. (10)


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