London: Royal Society of London, 1857. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , -906, , 19 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. Very Good.
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New York: Abbeville Press, 1988. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 271 pp. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
The first heavily illustrated monograph of Julia Morgan's (1872-1957) work which goes well beyond her most famous work for William Randloph Hearst, San Simeon, and captures the full range of her abilities as an architect. Fine / Fine.
Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 1986. Wraps. Advance Reading Copy. ix, 181 pp. 8vo. Beige paper covers with black plastic VeloBind spine. Minor sunning along top edge of front cover has darkened it slightly. Clean throughout. [Bartholomew A8.a.1].
Signed by Bowden on the half-title page. Very Good.
Tucson, AZ: The Southwest Center, University of Arizona, 2019. Wraps. First Edition. 222 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy. Brand new!
Special issue with 18 essays dedicated to the life and work of Charles Bowden (1945-2014) by family, friends, and colleagues. Bowden was a unique chronicler of the Southwest, both the beutiful and the terrifying. Fine.
London: Royal Society of London, 1841. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, , -10, -312,  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.
Also contains Gideon Algernon Mantell's: "Memoir on a portion of the lower jaw of the Iguanodon, and on the remains of the Hylæosaurus and other Saurians, discovered in the Strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex" (pp. 131-151). Very Good.
New York: Planthouse Press, 2014. Wraps. Limited Edition. Unpag. Olbong 4to. Produced in wraps with an ingenious design that incorporates Webster's illustrations in to the interior liner of the blue cloth folding box that encases the book. Published in an edition of 500 copies.
A comic narrative by Bradford accompanies a collection of Webster's childhood drawings from the 1970s, all of which were kept by his mother. We should all be so lucky! Signed in pencil by artist and author on the title page. Fine.
Brassaï [Halász, Gyula]. Paris: Les Éditions Du Temps, 1961. Hardcover. First Edition. 43 pp. 4to. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, bumping to corners with small tears, now in mylar cover. Minor foxing to white cloth boards, clean within. Text in French.
Documentation, in text and photographs, of two conversations Brassaï had with Picasso. Very Good / very good.
Edinburgh, Scotland: Archibald Constable and Co., 1824. Wraps. First Edition. 8 [advertisement], iv, -392 pp. 8vo. 8 plates. Original paper wraps with wear and considerable chipping at edges, majority of spine paper missing, still tight with no loose pages.
David Brewster (1781-1868) was best know for his work in the field of optics. This paper details his experiments in double refraction which led to the discovery of the Photoelastic Effect. Double refraction, or birefringence, is where light splits and takes two slightly different paths through a material. Good.
Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xii, 275 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy with the dust jacket in a mylar cover.
A fascinating work by multiple hours that traces the natural history and history of some of the only water sources available to indigenous populations and travelers in what is now referred to as the Sonoran Desert. Fine / Fine.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiv, 221 pp. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Inscribed by the author to the previous owner's on the title page. Elizabeth Kauffman Bush is the sister of the subject, and wife of Prescott Bush, brother of President George H. W. Bush and uncle of President George W. Bush. Fine / Fine.
France: . Hardcover. As. 46, , 19,  pp. 12mo. Two small pamphlets bound together in small blue paper covered boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Pamphlets have been trimmed. Clean within.
Two French imprints centering around the Knights of Malta and the Order of Saint Lazarus which was formed during the Crusades around 1119. This bound set bears the bookseller label of Raymond Clavreuil of Paris and the signature of James J. Algrant (1926-2018). Algrant was the author of "Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem - An up-date to the History of the Order 1983 to 1987" and an historian of these religious/military fraternal organizations. Fine.
Seattle: National Park Service Pacific Northwest Region, 1995. Wraps. First Edition. vii, 210 pp. 4to. Green card stock wraps with black printed titling to cover and spine. Errata slip laid in.
Administrative History of Fort Clatsop, the reconstructed fort that was the location of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery's winter headquarters in 1805-1806. Fine.
London: Royal Society of London, 1859. Hardcover. First Edition. vi, , 16, -930 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.
Arthur Cayley (1821-1895) paper describes imaginary dimensions in geometry, builds up on his three papers, "Memoir on the Theory of Matrices" & "A Memoir on the Automorphic Linear Transformation of Bipartite Quadric Function" in our #27536. Also contains John Gassiot's "On the Stratifications in Electrical Discharges, as Observed in Torricellian and other Vacua.- Second Communication" (pp. 137-160) and William Farr's “On the Construction of Life-Tables, Illustrated by a New Life-Table of the Healthy Districts of England” (pp. 837-878).....
Boyd, Connie Fox. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1960. Hard Cover. First Edition. 149 pp. 8vo. Titling on dust jacket has faded/bled at tsome point, price clipped, now in a mylar cover. Clean and tight within.
A delightful book about a unique woman and her contribution to life in the region where the atomic bomb was developed. Fine / Very Good.
New York, NY: Viking, 1988. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. xxxi, 350 pp. 8vo. Slight scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Dust soiling along top edge of cover boards, small blue smudge at top of half title page, clean within.
Inscribed boldly by Senator Mitchell and Senator Cohen on half-title page. Very Good / Very Good.
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1947. Wraps. First Edition. 145-214, 281-326, 439-539 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are quite clean inside and out, very minor age toning to spines.
The first meson was discovered in 1936. For many years physicists believed this to be the pi meson (now pion) predicted by Yukawa in 1935. Then in 1947, a series of four papers led to the realization that there are in fact two mesons (the pion and the muon) and the one that had been discovered in 1936 is the muon. In the first paper in early 1947, three Italian physicists, Conversi, Pancini and Piccioni, noted unusual results in the decay of cosmic ray mesons. A few months later, Fermi, Teller, Weisskopf, and John.....