BILLMEIR Collection of Scientific Instruments (13th-19th Century)


£ 45.00

Good copy of a rare Catalogue, together with its Supplementary Catalogue and Addenda.

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A Catalogue of Scientific Instruments from the 13th to the 19th Centuries, from the collection of J A Billmeir esq. Printed card covers, 43 pages, 16 black & white photographic plates + index. Exhibited by Frank Partridge & Sons, New Bond St London, in association with the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford. Chiswick Press, no date, 1st edition June 1954.  Together with A Supplement to a Catalogue of Scientific Instruments...  Printed card covers, 95 pages, 37 black & white photographic plates, index + 3-page typewritten Addenda. Exhibited by Frank Partridge & Sons, London. Chiswick Press, August 1957.

Good and unusually complete copies providing extensive details of a fine collection that was gifted to the Oxford Museum of the History of Science in 1957. Much of the collection formed by J A Billmeir was acquired from M Henri Michel of Brussels and was, in 1957, described by C H Josten as "the finest and most complete private collection of its kind"

Some shelf wear to covers with minor splitting (no loss) to the top of the spine of the main catalogue. Contents good and clean.