New York: The Century Co., 1924. Hardcover. First Edition. 433 pp. 12mo. Beige dustjacket shows some wear at corners and edges of spine, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth cover boards feature navy titling on front and pine, with some scuffing at corners of boards and edges of spine. Some spotty staining to text block, interior is very clean throughout. Very Good / Very Good.
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New York: Triangle Books, 1939. Hardcover. Second Edition. 305 pp. 12mo. Dustjacket features colored photograph from the movie adaptation, with minor scuffing, now in mylar cover. Dusty dark rose cover boards have a black geometric design on and near spine on front, and very little wear to boards. Previous owner's ink inscription on first free endpaper, interior is clean. Overall great condition. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Random House, 2006. Hardcover. First Trade Edition. 422 pp. 8vo. Dustjacket has minor wear at corners and edges of spine. Cover boards are light blue paper and beige cloth and have orange metallic titling on spine. Endpapers are beige with a handwriting print design. Signed by the author on the title page. Very Good / Very Good.
Braunschweig & Berlin, Germany: Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn/Julius Springer, 1922, 1923, 1924. First Edition.  pp. 8vo. Marbled paper covered boards with gold embossed title on green leather patch affixed to front board. Clean within. Title pages for each extract also bound in.
In 1922, Russian mathematician Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann [or Friedman] (1888-1925) developed solutions to Einstein’s general relativity field equations under the simplifying (but realistic) assumption that the universe is “homogeneous and isotropic,” meaning that at large scales, the universe looks the same from every location (homogeneous) and in every direction (isotropic). Friedmann found that his solutions depended on just two parameters: Omega, the average density of matter and energy in the universe, and Lambda, the vacuum energy associated with empty space (the cosmological...
London: Andre Deutsch, 1963. Hardcover. First Edition. 191 pp. 8vo. Dustjacket has scuffing to front, staining to back, wear to edges and tears at corners and head edge of spine. Cover boards are orange with gilt embossed titling on spine. Endpapers are lightly stained from age, with light spotty staining to first 10 pages and to text block. Otherwise tight and clean within.
"Stern" is the author's first book. Very Good / Good.
Rochester, NY: George Eastman House, 1953. As. 63 pp. 4to. Photocopied set with mylar covers and black plastic pressure binding. Very Good.
Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1961. Hard Cover. As. Seventh Printing, April 1976. Exceptional copy, clean and tight with no markings and in mylar cover. Photographs gladly provided. Fine / Fine.
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. Clean, crisp copy in mylar cover. As New / As New.
New York: American Institute of Physics, 1964. Wraps. First Edition. ,329-402,  pp. 4to. Gray paper wraps that are quite clean. Ex-library with small black library stamp on front cover and title page, no other markings.
Soviet physicist Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg (1916-2009) was the first scientist to find an indication that information might be lost to an external observer during the formation of a black hole. In 1964, Ginzburg modeled the magnetic field of a collapsing star and found that the model indicated that the field must disappear behind the black hole horizon. Very Good.
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1952. Wraps. First Edition. 547-684 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are quite clean inside and out.
First announcement by Donald Glaser (1926-2013) in print of the invention of the "bubble chamber." Glaser won the 1960 Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention. Very Good.
Houston, TX: Menil Foundation, 1985. Trade Paperback. First Edition. Clean, crisp copy. Fine.
Philadelphia, PA: John Grigg, 1835. Full Leather. New Edition. viii, 287, iv, 291, iv, 302, iv, 319 pp. 8vo. Leather boards with black leather patch title to spine of each volume, gold decoration to each spine. Considerable wear and chipping to each volume. Cover boards loose on each volume, Volume III cover holding by one thread, Volume IV cover detached. A tear at the head of the spine of volume one Bookplate on the pastedown of each volume, considerable foxing throughout. Poor.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Macmillan & Co., 1892. Full Leather. Second Edition. Second Printing. xxiv, 305 pp. 12mo. Full brown leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold embossed titling. Light scuffing, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. Binding by J. M. Dent & Co. Very Good.
Madras: The Superintendent, Government Press, 1936. Wraps. First Edition. 23 pp. 1 Plate. 4to. Green paper wraps. Light chipping at upper left corner of front corner, light scuffing. Some age toning to pages. Very Good.
New York, NY: Hyperion, 1999. Trade Paperback. First Edition. Thirteenth Printing of Paperback Edition. Clean, tight copy. Signed by author at booksigning at our store on 8/18/07.
Signed by Author. As New.
Toronto, Canada: China Island Mission, 1901. Hardcover. Third Edition. xv, , 184 pp. 4to. Green cloth boards with red embossed tiling to cover and spine, red dragon illustration on cover board, overall scuffing from shelf wear. Foxing to frontispiece and cover tissue, previous owner's name in pencil on title page, clean within. Slightly musty smell overall. Very Good.
Park Forest, IL: The Prairie School Press, 1966. Wraps. First Edition. 27 pp. 4to. Very minor scuffing to covers, clean within.
An important early journal in the study of Prairie School Architecture with its origins in the American Midwest. The article in this issue focuses on the works of Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan by Robert Kostka. Very Good.
Paris: Dufey, 1838. Half Leather. As. 622, 617 pp. 8vo. Subtitle: "Sur les hommes et sur les choses. Recueillis par ordre alphabetique, avec une introduction et des notes par M. Damas Hinard." Brown, red and white marbled covers with red calf spines set off by gilt rules. Banded spines are lettered and embellished in gilt. Edgewear at all corners and spine ends. Brown marbled endpapers with a neat bookplate of John Amory Lowell's on each endpaper. Vol. 1 has a gift insctription in heavy black ink at upper edge of title page. Occasional light foxing to contents. Text in French. Very Good.
Strasbourg: S. Foex. Hard Cover. 31 pp. Full color ills. From front cover: "Histoires gaies illustrees pour nos petits par H. Hoffmann et Tante Fofette." ND; probably mid-19th Century. Ivory covers have pictures of Slovenly Peter in red garment, sporting foot-long fingernails and a huge mane of hair. Light green backstrip. Bottom edge worn, some light stress marks to spine. Rear cover is soiled with yellow paint. Eps are a light paper, but contents are printed on heavy stock, printed on one side only with brilliantly colored ills. The French translation of Hoffmans book, originally in German, DER STRUWWELPETER. Very Good.
Hogeboom, Amy. Springfield, MA: McLoughlin Brothers, Inc., 1937. Wraps. As. Large Oblong Elephant Folio. Colorful card stock book of ABCs. Four children on the front, two boys & two girls, boys playing a drum and horn, girls singing along to sheet music. Wear and chipping to edges, cover has split at spine, held on by one staple. Interior clean with light smudging here and there. Wonderfully evocative of 1930s color and design. Good.
Cliftondale, MA: C. A. A. Parker, 1925. Printed Wraps. First Edition. Some wear on spine. Small rust spots on cover.
Signed by Author. Good.
Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 1977. Wraps. As. ix, 352 pp. 8vo. Brown paper wraps with light soiling from age, text block has spotting along foredges. Clean within.
Signed by the author on the first free endpaper, "Harlan Hubbard/Payne Hollow Ky mile 567.3 O.R./October 4 1982" Very Good.
Indiana, Robert. New York: Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2003. Wraps. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 4to. Clean and crisp within. Catalog for an exhibition of Indiana's work in Milan February 14-March 22, 2003.
Inscribed by the artist on the first free endpaper in the year of publication, signed with his handwritten, iconic image, LOVE. Fine.
Indiana, Robert. Milan, Italy: SilvanaEditoriale, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 137 pp. 4to. No dust jacket as issued. Clean and crisp within. Text in both Italian and English. Catalog for an exhibition of Indiana's work in Milan July 4-September 14, 2008.
Inscribed by the artist on the first free endpaper in the year of publication, signed with his handwritten, iconic image, LOVE. Fine / fine.
Leech, Cruikshank, Barham. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. Full Leather. As. xiii, 546 pp. 12mo. Brown leather covers with tree calf covers, gold embossed border to cover boards, five raised bands at spine with gold embossed titling and decoration. Chipping along hinge at front and rear board, small losses to head of spine. Green marbled endpapers with gold dentelle surrounding pastedown. Bound by Morrell, London. Clean within. Twenty full page illustrations by Leech, Cruikshank, and Barham. Very Good.