[Honeyman, Robert D.]. THE HONEYMAN COLLECTION OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS. The Property of Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. Part III. Manuscript and Autograph Letters of the 12th to 20th Century. 4to, pp. [ii], vi, ; numerous illustrations, including 2 full-page coloured; original wrappers; a fine copy. London; Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co.; 1979.
***173 lots, including important early manuscripts, letters from notables such as Darwin, contemporary Ms. copies of works by Galileo, etc., with copy of prices realized loosely inserted. The complete collection, begun in the 1930s, was one of the finest collections on the history of science assembled in the 20th century. Robert D. Honeyman IV began by collecting early mathematical works but the scope of his collection was soon widened to include important works in most branches of science. #30929
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