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Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 18-21 § 23-42

Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1966-1990
Twenty-four volumes (23 cm), in publisher’s wrappers. - Emil Offenbacher (1909-1990) was apprenticed with Graupe in Berlin and Halle in Munich, and issued his first catalogue in Paris in 1934. In 1941 he emigrated to New York, establishing premises on Madison Avenue together with Erwin Rosenthal. From 1945 until his death in 1990 Offenbacher was based in Kew Gardens, New York, and dealt mostly in early science, technology and medical books. Among his clients were the New York Public Library, the Newberry Library, the John Crerar Library, and the National Library of Medicine; Cornelius J. Hauck of Cincinnati, and Roy Neville of San Carlos, California. See memoirs by Bernard Rosenthal, in Jonathan Hill’s “Catalogue 61: The Reference Library of Emil Offenbacher, Part I” (New York 1991); Lucien Goldschmidt, in The Book Collector, volume 40 (1991), p.260. Cf. Donald C. Dickinson, Dictionary of American Antiquarian Bookdealers (Westport, CT 1998), pp.158-159; Ernst Fischer, Verleger, Buchhändler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Österreich in der Emigration nach 1933. Ein biographisches Handbuch (Stuttgart 2011), pp.229-230. ¶ Faint waterstain in upper corners of Catalogues 26-27; otherwise in perfect state of preservation.
Subjects
Literature, Neo-Latin - Poetry
Medical books - Booksellers' catalogues
Private libraries - Evans (Herbert McLean), 1882-1971
Science books - Booksellers' catalogues
Science books - Chemistry
Trade catalogues
Authors/Creators
Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)
Offenbacher, Emil, 1909-1990
Owners
Evans, Herbert McLean, 1882-1971
  • This collection contains

  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 18] Pioneers in medicine and science

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1966
    (23 cm), 48 pp. 176 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 19] The Chemical revolution

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1967
    (23 cm), 52 pp. 177 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Autographs (nos. 1-25) and books (nos. 26-177) of Fourcroy, Guyton de Morveau, Lavoisier, etc.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 20] Medicine, biology, chemistry

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1968
    (23 cm), 48 pp. 171 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 21] Rare books on science with a special section: rara geologica

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1969
    (23 cm), 48 pp. 165 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 23] Rare books printed in the 16th and 17th centuries

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1971
    (23 cm), 48 pp. 173 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Described in Part III is a collection of Neo-Latin poetry (items 136-173, priced as a group $4000).
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 24] First editions by Ampere, Bernoulli, Berzelius, Black, Caesalpinus, Curie, De Dominis, Freud, Hales, La Place, Mayow, Ohm, Pascal, Priestley, Scheiner, Schwann, and other rare books on medicine and science

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1972
    (23 cm), 48 pp. 176 items. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 25] Rare books on medicine and science with a special section on electricity

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1973
    (23 cm), 52 pp., 179 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 26] 100 Books on medicine : 100 books on science

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1974
    (23 cm), 64 pp. 200 items, plus Addendum; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 27] Sources of medicine and science

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1975
    (23 cm), 56 pp. 182 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 28] Rare books in the history of medicine and chemistry

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1976
    (23 cm), 64 pp. 200 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Contains books from the library of Herbert McLean Evans (1882-1971), obtained in a sale conducted by Swann Galleries, “Herbert Evans library of medical classics”, New York, 31 March-1 April 1975. Included is Mascagni’s Anatomia 1816 (item 79; returned to the market in the sale of the Dean Edell collection, Christie’s, New York, 5 October 2007, lot 117).
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 29] Rara scientifica et medica

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1977
    (23 cm), 60 pp. 195 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 30] Notable books in the history of medicine and science

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1978
    (23 cm), 52 pp. 161 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes (item 30) a copy of Boethius’ Arithmetica (Paris: Simon de Colines, 1521) annotated by Guillaume Postel (1510-1581). This volume (ex-Libri; his sale, Paris, 2 July 1857, lot 1130) had been re-discovered by the Parisian bookseller Jean Viardot, and studied by François Secret (”Notes sur Guillaume Postel. II: Annotations de G. Postel a une Aritmetica de Boèce” in Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, volume 39, 1977, pp.120-123).
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 31] A Selection of rare books in the fields of science and medicine

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1979
    (23 cm), 56 pp. 174 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 32] Searchers and discoverers: rare books in medicine and science

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1980
    (23 cm), 56 pp. 178 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 33] Medicine and science: A selection of rare books

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1981
    (23 cm), 60 pp. 180 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 34] Medicine and science including a special section on neurology

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1982
    (23 cm), 56 pp. 175 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 35] Medicine and science: A selection of rare books

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1983
    (23 cm), 56 pp. 177 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 36] Rare and significant books in medicine and science

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1984
    (23 cm), 56 pp. 176 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 37] Rare books illustrating the history of medicine and science

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1985
    (23 cm), 60 pp. 192 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 38] Medicine and science: A selection of rare books

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1986
    (23 cm), 60 pp. 178 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 39] A Selection of rare books on medicine, science and technology

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1987
    (23 cm), 56 pp. 177 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 40] Medicine and science: A selection of rare books

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1988
    (23 cm), 56 pp. 174 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 41] Medicine, science and technology: A selection of rare books

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1989
    (23 cm), 48 pp. 159 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • Emil Offenbacher (Kew Gardens, NY)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 42] A selection of rare books on medicine, science and technology

    Kew Gardens, NY, Emil Offenbacher, 1990
    (23 cm), 40 pp. 120 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
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