Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. 489 pp. 8vo. Dustjacket, now in mylar cover, features painting of people and animals on the African bushland, with some wear to edges and a stain on inside on dustjacket spine. Endpapers are maps of Africa, with some staining on first free endpage, and an ink inscription on first title page. Cover boards are encased in blue cloth, with some sunning to spine. Very Good / Good.
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New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1913. First Edition. 256 pp. 8vo. Cover of duskjacket, now in mylar, features painting of a girl looking back at the viewer in the driver's seat of a car, dressed in luxurious 1910s-style clothing, with tearing to spine, front right corners, and edges of back cover. Cover boards are brown and textured, with a rectangular gold floral design surrounding the author's name and title on the front cover, with some scuffing. Interior is clean and crisp. Good / Fair.
New York: Square $ Series, 1950. Wraps. First Edition. 98 pp. Gray wraps have yapped edges. Chinese characters on front in black, black title front and spine. Edges are just a bit chipped and worn, but sunned. Binding tight. Contents clean. 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...
Boston, MA: Austin J. Coolidge, 1859. Full Leather. First Edition. xxv, , 1023,  pp. 4to. Brown leather binding with black patch titles and with gold embossed titling to spine. Binding has been repaired and expertly rebacked, original endpapers retained and strengthened at joints with Japanese mending paper. Interior quite clean, minor brownig to endpapers from age. Single sheet with color maps of all three states laid into pocket attached at rear pastedown. 22 plates and numerous in-text illustrations. [Howes C741). Very Good.
Künstler, Mort. Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2008. Full Leather. First Edition. First Easton Press Edition. 171 pp. 4to. Burgundy full leather binding with Künstler's illustration of a Union soldier drinking from a canteen pasted into the gold embossed border on the cover board. Two raised bands at spine, gold embossed titling, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. A pristine copy.
Also laid in is The Easton Press "Certificate of Authenticity" signed by the publisher and Künstler. Also signed by Künstler on the colophon immediately following the first free endpaper. Fine.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1898. Hardcover. First Edition. 1963 pp. 4to. Paper covered boards, brown cloth spine with bold embossed titling, light scuffing overall. Blind embossed library stamp on first free endpaper, clean throughout. Text in French.
Marie Curie (1867-1934) proposes that pitchblende contains an element that is more radioactive than either uranium or thorium. In the following year she concluded that the element is radium. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1837. Hardcover. First Edition. x, -178, -446 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 John Dalton's article, "Sequel to an Essay on the Constitution of the Atmosphere." (pp. 347-363). Very Good.
Claremont, CA: Pomona College Theatre Department, 1985. Wraps. First Edition. 160 pp. 8vo. Translated by Mark Piper. White wraps are lettered front and spine in black, with a narrow red line forming title block on front. Binding is tight, cover is clean and unworn. This is the 1985 edition of the Mime Journal, published yearly by the Pomona College Theatre Department for the Claremont Colleges. Decroux has made the study of mime his life's work, and topics covered here include theater and mime, dance and mime, specific means and effects of mime, teaching mime, and others. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Fine.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1872. Hardcover. First Edition. 162 pp. 16mo. Blue cover has deco design stamped front and back, accented with black on front cover. Two gilt title blocks on front. Spine also has gilt title block; spine darkened, writing dim. A small chip gone at either end of spine. Front hinge barely starting at upper edge, Four small spots on back cover. Corners bumped. Upper right corner of first free endpaper missing. Previous owner's signature on Dedication Page. Interior nicely done with illuminated capitals and chapter headings. Goldy Book #2.
One of a small number of copies of this rare juvenile series. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton And Company, 1870. Softcover. As. 194 pp. 12mo. Cover features design of a plum pudding surrounded by bells, leaves, grasshoppers and a border of people. Wear and light staining to binding overall, front cover bent several times at bottom right corner, tears to spine. Pencil marks on cover and title page, with staining up until page 10. Fair.
Browne, H. K. London: Chapman and Hall, n.d. Hardcover. As. 624pp. 8vo. Mahogany-colored cloth cover boards feature gold embossed titling on spine, with light scuffing to boards overall, wear to corners and edges of spine. Previous owner's inscription in ink and pencil on pastedown. Age staining to pages until the table of contents and back endpapers, then clean throughout. Head edge uncut, connecting title page to the dedication page. Good.
Browne, H. K. London: Chapman and Hall, n.d. Hardcover. As. 624 pp. 8vo. Mahogany-colored cloth cover boards feature gold embossed titling on spine, with light scuffing to boards overall, wear to corners and edges of spine. Previous owner's inscription in ink and pencil on pastedown. Age fading to first pages until second title page, water staining to pages 611-624, illustration opposite from the first title page's wax paper covering stuck to first title page, otherwise clean throughout. Good.
Washington, DC: Self Published, 1936. Hard Cover. First Edition. Illustrated with Cartoons. Top strip of dust jacket missing, remains in mylar cover. Slight wear and bumping to corners of blue cloth-covered cover boards. First free endpaper missing. Very Good / Fair.
London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1840. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. vii, , 552 pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy and black title patches with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, marbled paper insets to front and rear boards. Clean within.
First printing of an early, important paper explaining the practical application of Louis Daguerre's process of early photography that resulted in what we now refer to as the daguerreotype. Draper is credited with taking both the first recognizable photograph of the face of a woman (his sister, Dorothy Catherine Draper) as well as a photograph of the moon. Fine.
London: Jarrolds Publishers Ltd., 1946. Hardcover. First Edition. 157 pp. 12mo. Dustacket has tears at edges and on spine, with some staining on inside, price clipped at bottom front flap, now in mylar cover. Black cloth cover boards feature gilt titling on spine, with staining on front and especially on back. Previous owner's name inscribed in ink on pastedown. First pages through page 80 are lighter than pages 81 through the last page due to a change in paper used during printing. Good / Good.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1823. Hardcover. First Edition. 448 pp. 8vo. Patterned brown paper covers with red embossed patch title on spine. Light scuffing from shelf wear. Clean within. Numerous plates and illustrations, some folding. Text in French.
French chemists Pierre Louis Dulong (1785–1838) and Louis Jacques Thénard (1777–1857) conducted experiments that led them to propose that catalysis is the result of contact between metals and a combustible substance with the reaction taking place at a different temperature for each combination. Dulong and Thénard published two papers on this topic, this being the second. Very Good.
London: Taylor and Francis, 1892. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. vii, , 533 pp. 8vo. 10 plates, all folding. Rebound in an exquisite three quarter leather binding with brown leather spine with four raised bands, gold embossed titling on black leather patch titles, marbled paper insets to cover boards. Only indication of ex-library status is Japanese ink stamp on the title page. Very clean within.
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth's (1845-1926) paper in which he descriubes the first systematic analysis of correlation in relation to the normal distribution. Herein he coins the term "coefficient of correlation." Fine.
New York: Adams Press Print, 1923. Hardcover. First Edition. 322, ,  ads pp. 8vo. Includes the 2 page "Editorial Addendum" bound in at rear, 6 pages of ads. Red cloth boards with black titling embossed to cover boards and spine. Volume has been expertly rebacked using the original spine and preserving the first free endpaper with "Dunninger Enterprises" stamp intact. Interior clean with pencil marks on tricks that interested and earlier reader. Very Good.
Chicago, IL: Kelmscott Gallery, 1986. Wraps. First Edition. 85 pp. Oblong 4to. Light scuffing to covers from shelf wear. 120 illustrations of plans, photographs of houses, studies, interiors by the architects and designers included in the exhibition of the same name that was shown at The Armstrong Gallery in New York, March 12-April 5; The Tartt Gallery in Washington, DC, April 12-May 3; and Lunn Ltd. in Chicago, May 8-13, 1984. Fine.
Bronx, NY: The New York Botanical Garden, 2003. Wraps. First Edition. 104 pp. 4to. Veery light soiling to cover, clean within.
Catalog for the exhibition of the same name at The New York Botanical Garden May 2-August 3, 2003. Fine.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1892. Hardcover. First Edition. 162 pp. 8vo. Cover is stamped with gilt frame around gilt title and author. Silver gray cloth backstrip lettered in gilt. Slight creases to spine ends. Head of text block gilded, deckled edge. Gift inscription to Nina T. Burnham on first free endpaper signed by Alessandro Fabbri, probably the youngest brother of the poet and dated 1915. Decorative title page printing in black and red. Contents clean, bright, and tight. A lovely book in wonderful condition. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, -59, -414,  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.
Faraday makes an early step toward the discovery of the electron. In 1838, he passed an electrical current through a glass tube containing various gases, and noticed a strange “glow discharge” that occurred at both electrodes as he evacuated the tube. The glows extended from both electrodes for some distance as he increased the evacuation, but it never fully met at the middle. Also see our #27489 for Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Fifteenth Series," # 27495...
Arlington, MA: Tuesday Journal Press, 2007-2011. Wraps. First Edition. Letterpress printed covers folded to serve as envelope that contains letterpress-printed poems, photos, artwork.
Seven issues, including Premier plus issues 2 3, 5, 7, 8, 9. Each contains 16-20 items, wrapped in folded letterpress-printed "title" sheet. Poets range from David Rivard to Thomas Sayers Ellis to Sophie Cabot Black and Charles Simic. A beautifully produced set. Also contains duplicate issues of the Premier and Issue 2 for a total of 9 issues. Fine.
Paris: Librairie Anciennce Edouard Champion, 1916. Softcover. As. 101, 7 pp. 4to. Light brown paper cover features red and black titling and design on front and spine, with some staining to covers and wear to spine. First free endpaper has light spotty staining near foredge, some pages at beginning separating from binding, interior is clean. "Tables Des Matieres" pages uncut at head edge. Comes with transparent plastic slipcover. Good.