Deborah Coltham Rare Books
Specialist dealer in rare Antiquarian Books on science and medicine. My aim is to stock rare and significant books, manuscripts and ephemeral items, in a range of subjects, primarily in first or early editions, and both in the original language or translation. My stock will usually include works from across the centuries, though with an emphasis upon books from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Books by or about women are a particular area of interest. Having a fascination with the weird and the wonderful I occasionally offer more obscure material, such as medical medallions and tokens, medical teaching aids and scientific instruments. I am a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and issue regular illustrated and fully annotated catalogues and lists, which are sent out on request. I exhibit at a number of major international book fairs, including California, London and New York.
Fine album of artistic anatomy
MELICHER, Theophil. FINE COLLECTION OF 41 ANATOMICAL DRAWINGSexecuted in a range of modes including pencil, pen, watercolour and possibly oils, predominantly signed, and most probably whilst at the Vienna Academy of Arts (Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste), ca. 1879-1880.
La Valette’s own copy – a sumptuous work
[CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS IN FRANCE]. [LA VALETTE, Charles Jean Maris Felix de, Marquis].LES ÉTABLISSEMENTS GÉNÉRAUX DE BIENFAISANCE PLACÉS SOUS LE PATRONAGE DE L’IMPÉRATRICE.Maison des Quinze-Vingts. Hospice du Mont-Genèvre. Maison de Charenton. Institution des sourds-muets de Paris. Institution des jeunes aveugles. Institution des sourdes-muettes de Bordeaux. Asile Impérial de Vincennes. Asile Impérial du Vésinet. Institution des sourds-muets de Chambéry. Monographies présentées à Sa Majesté par Son Excellence Monsieur le Marquis de La Valette, ministre secrétaire d’état au département de l’Intérieur. Paris Imprimerie Impériale, 1866.