Brooke, L. Leslie. London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., n.d. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. ca. 1920. Tan wraps have brown drawing of goose strolling through trees. Red lettering on front. Edges are lightly worn and soiled. Contents occasionally soiled, mostly in margins. Binding, possibly sewn, is no longer in evidence. Wonderful color ills. are all full-page; smaller b/w ills. within text. A nice copy of a perennial favorite. Very Good.
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Paris: Le Prieur, 1811. Full Leather. Second Edition. 324, 310 pp. 12mo. Beautifully designed and executed books are bound in tree calf with gilt spine embellishments, black leather title blocks on spine. Corners lightly bumped, with more corner wear to Vol. 2. Spine ends mildly worn, with more attrition to heads than heels. Some joint tenderness on V. 2, but binding is perfectly tight. Gilt dentelles on cover edges do not carry to insides. Endpapers are marbled in navy, green, and white. Each book has an armorial bookplate on front pastedown, no names given. Vol. 1 uniformly foxed, with some let-up in the center of the book. V. 2 foxed only on prelims. Both volumes have the original dark green ribbon marker intact and unfaded...
Cambridge, Mass. John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1914. Wraps. First Edition. 15 pp. "Having in preparation an account of temporary students at Harvard College in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, tentative lists of such students are now submitted in the hope of obtaining additional names. The remissness of the College authorities during that period in regard to matriculations is at once extraordinary and inexplicable. It was not until 1725 that, so far as is known, the names of members of the entering class were recorded, beginning with the Class that graduated in 1729; with the Class graduating in 1732, the residence and full date of birth were first given. But often the names were not recorded until the Freshman Class had been in College...
Durango, CO: The Durango Herald Small Press, 2005-2006. Trade paperback. First Edition. First Printing. 8vo. Contains the following titles: Women to the Rescue; Travels and Travails; Photographing Mesa Verde; Fire on the Mesa; The Wetherills; New Deal Days; Dirt, Water, Stone. Clean, crisp copies in original slipcase in Fine condition.
Series of 7 volumes published in 2005 & 2006 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Mesa Verde National Park in 1906. Each volume is signed by the authors on the title page. Slipcase numbered, this being #43 of 150 of the Limited Edition Boxed Set. Fine.
London: R. Griffiths, 1773. Wraps. First Edition. 2 Vols., March 1773, 79 pp., plus 2 pp. book ads; May 1773, 87 pp. Both issues are believed to have been the personal property of Henry Knox, with his authenticated signature above the mastheads. These probably came from his book shop in Boston, pre-Revolutionary War. Henry Knox became Major General Knox during the Revolutionary War and George Washington's first secretary of war. Both issues have pale, bluish-gray covers. The rear cover is missing from the March issue. Covers are aged, soiled, stained, dog-eared, creased and chipped. Spines gone. Edges are aged, curled and chipped. Interiors are aged, dog-eared, creased and, occasionally, very slightly foxed. The May issue is in somewhat better condition than the March issue. Several...
London: John Murray, 1869. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. iv, 570 pp. 8vo. Three quarter leather binding with raised bands, two faded red title patches, marbled paper inset into cover boards. Ex-library bookplates on front pastedown and first free endpaper. Slightly musty within but generally quite clean. Good.
London: Oxford University Press, 1863. Full Leather. As. Unpag. A Webb/Holmes Family Bible. Beautiful tooled leather cover stamped with rules and frames in black, surrounding gilt personalization "H.G.C." Five raised bands on spine, with title in gilt and black decorative designs. Corners and extremities a little rubbed and worn, but basically very good. All edges gilt. Lovely red marbled feathery eps. T.p. reads: "The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his majesty's special command. " Appointed to be read in churches.... Printed at the University Press. Sold by E. Gardner and Son...and by all booksellers. Printed in easy-to-read large type in double columns, with the Apocrypha separating.....
London: Royal Society of London, 1853. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, -566, -15 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Adams corrects Pierre-Simon Laplace's (1749-1827) earlier equations for the moon's motion. Also contains William Thomson's "On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion" (Volume 143 pp. 357-365, 1853) and George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light.- No. II" (pp.385-386). Very Good.
Boston, MA: Art in Boston, 2009. Broadside. First Edition. 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Paper is Mohawk Via Felt. Designed by Stephen Stinehour, for “Art in Boston” for the Botolph Club & Gallery Kayafas. Fine.
New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000. Hard Cover. First Edition. Second Printing. Clean, crisp copy in mylar cover. Signed by Alexie on title page.
Signed by Author. Fine / Fine.
Kent, Rockwell. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, 148 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has wear and light scuffing, loss and staining across top of front panel from tape removal, now in mylar cover. Gray cloth boards with blue embossed Rockwell Kent illustration on front board and spine, very light toning along board edge. Clean, within.
Beautifully illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent with large, bold designs. Very Good / Good.
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1949. Wraps. First Edition. 995-1113 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are quite clean inside and out, very minor age toning to spine, small chips at head and foot.
In this paper, Alpher and Herman predict the temperature of what is now known as the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB) to be 5 degrees K. Sixteen years later the CMB was discovered with a temperature of 2.7 degrees K. Very Good.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1899. Hardcover. First Edition. 1341 pp. 4to. Blue cloth board library binding with gold embossed titling, call numbers pasted to spine. Ink library stamp on title page of volume, clean within. Text in French.
The Gibbs–Appell equations of motion, developed independently by American scientist Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839–1903) and French mathematician Paul Appell (1855–1930), greatly improve upon the Lagrangian differential equations of motion for systems with multiple constraints and degrees of freedom. Very Good.
London: Faber & Faber, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. First English Edition. 91 pp. Cover has bright gilt on spine. Upper front corner barely creased. Feps lightly shadowed by dj flaps. Solid green dj has black type, red accents. Unclipped dj has only tiny chips at upper left front edge and lower right front. Text is clean and crisp. Very Good / As New.
New York: The John Day Company, 1927. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 559 pp. 8vo. Light scuffing to dust jacket,small chips and tears at edge, now in mylar cover. Previous owner's name on first free endpaper, lean within. Very Good / Good.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1920. Hardcover. First Edition. First Grosset & Dunlap Edition. 386 pp. 8vo. Light scuffing to dust jacket, small chips and tears at edges, now in mylar cover. Clean within. Very Good / good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1831. Wraps. First Edition. Article has been extracted from the original volume. 99-108 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy.
In 1831, shortly after Danish physicist Hans Christian Oersted (1777–1851) discovered electromagnetism, English mathematician and physicist Peter Barlow (1776 –1862) carried out an experiment that demonstrated that an electrical phenomenon could produce the earth’s magnetic field. This was the first precursor to the current dynamo theory of geomagnetism. Fine.
New York: R. H. Russell, 1898. Hardcover. First Edition. First Maude Adams Edition. 375 pp. 8vo. White cloth covers withgold embossed decoration and inset photograph on front cover. Top edge gilt, deckled edge. Signature on first free endpaper. Very Good.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. . Hardcover. Limited Edition. 235 pp. Folio. White faux vellum baords with gold embossed decoration and titling. General soiling overall, minor soiling to endpapers, clean within. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
Copy #149 of the Edition de Luxe of 500 copies, signed by Hugh Thomson on the limitation page. Very Good.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1901. Hard Cover. As. 198 pp. Color ills. tipped in. Later edition, smaller size. Still a large, handsome book, with Alice Blue covers stamped on front with a rope-style rule, gilt picture on front of young ladies at tea party. Bright gilt on spine. Spine is lightly sunned, and chipping a bit at head. Ink p.o. on ffep. 17 charming full-page ills. by Thomson make this a very special book, clean, tight, and absolutely charming! Very Good.
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1929. First Edition. 246 pgs. plus ads. 8vo. Bright orange cloth-covered boards with blue lettering. Cover slightly worn at head and foot of spine. Text block cracked at second free endpaper but still firmly attached. Clean within. Very good.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1900. Hard Cover. First Edition. First US Edition. 8vo. 392 pp. 12mo. Blue cloth covered boards with gold and green decorative border and grapevine motif on cover boards that is also duplicated on spine. Light scuffing to covers, bumping to corners. Gift inscription to previous owner in ink on first free endpaper. Very Good.
Rockland, ME: The Farnsworth Art Museum, 2000. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Fine / Fine.
New York: Random House, 1996. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 193 pp. 8vo. Light scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Inscribed by author on title page. Clean and crisp within. Very Good / Very Good.
Newcastle: Printed for Emerson Charnley et al, 1820. Full-Leather. First Edition. Second Printing. (6), xl, 332 pp. 8vo. Pebble-textured leather covers are ruled front, back, and spine with gilt. Five raised bands on spine, gilt titles. All edges gilt. Lovely dentelles inside and on book edges, with traces of edgewear. Whispers of shelf-wear to covers. Bright marbled eps. There are occasional traces of foxing within. Binding tight, text clean. This 1820 re-issue of the 1784 Bewick's Fables contains the exquisite wood blocks from the original. Very Good.