ELEPHANTS -- BOTTIFANGO, Giulio Cesare. Lettera dell'Elefante ... al Signor Domenico Salvati suo nipote. Rome: Francesco Corbelletti, 1630. 4° (185 x 126mm). 16p. Folding engraved plate. (Title and final leaf repaired at inner margin.) Contemporary Italian patterned boards. A RARE PAMPHLET ON AN ELEPHANT RECENTLY EXHIBITED IN ROME.
[Together with:] 6 works on elephants:
Christophorus Fridericus de SECKHENDORFF. I.N.J. De Elephante, varie considerato, Excercitatio. Millenau: 1696. 4° (124 x 160mm). 32p. (Browned and waterstained.) Modern calf-backed boards.
[Francesco SERAO (1702-1783)]. Descrizione dell' Elefante Pervenuto in dono dal Gran Sultano alla Regal Corte di Napoli, Il primo Novembre 1742. Naples: Francesco and & Cristoforo Ricciardi, Real Palazzo, [n.d.]. 4° (214 x 152mm). Folding engraved plate by F. Sesone after Bardet de Villeneuve, woodcut initials. (Very minor spotting to plate and a few leaves.) Contemporary vellum boards; and [F. SERAO]. Opuscoli de Fisico Argomento. I. Descrizione dell'Elefante. Naples: Giuseppe de Bonis, 1766. 3 parts in one volume, 4° (209 x 155mm). Folding etched plate mounted on blank H4 (plate waterstained at upper margin.) Contemporary vellum (bowed). Wood p. 563: 'The first part is a rare early monograph on the elephant, the two others deal with the lion and the wild hog.'
Johannes TWET. D.D. Exercitium Academicum, De Elephanto Turrito. Upsala: , 4° (125 x 165mm). , 20p. (Title repaired, some browning and waterstaining, lacking ?half-title.) Modern pink boards. A dissertation on the use of the elephant in battle.
The Elephant. Providence: Carter and Wilkinson, June 27, 1797. 4° handbill (148 x 195mm). Woodcut headpiece. (Stained and laid down.) Framed and glazed. Advertisement for visitors to a 4-year old elephant stopping at Providence on its journey from Philadelphia to Boston, to be seen 'in a store back of the Coffee-House... Admittance, One Quarter of a Dollar -- Children, one Eighth of a Dollar.'
Pierre CAMPER (1722-1789). Description anatomique d'un éléphant mâle. Paris: H.J. Jansen, 1802. 2° (510 x 340mm). Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait, 20 engraved anatomical plates after the author. (Spotting and waterstaining to plates and text.) Late 19th-century half calf. Provenance: A. Kunholtz-Lordat (bookplate). BM(NH) I, p. 305; Nissen ZBI 798. (7)