Kent, Rockwell. 1939. Paper. First Edition. One sheet of 100 stamps, 96 of which are the same repeat of image of a young woman with a single halo with the Christmas Seal cross directly behind her. Center four stamps are a different, plain design without the image of the woman. Clean, crisp sheet with no chips or tears. Fine.
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Russia: Mockba, 1965. Hard Cover. First Edition. Second Printing, 1966. 647 pp. 8vo. Only Russian Edition of Rockwell Kent's autobiography first published by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1955. Dust jacket has minor chips and tears, scuffing, now in mylar cover. Slight bumping to cover boards, minor soiling at edges. Inscription on first free endpaper and note on rear pastedown, both in Russian.
Filled with Kent's illustrations and reproductions of color paintings that supplement the text. A stunning work when it was published in 1955 in the United States. Republished in the Soviet Union in 1965, with the new Russian text working almost seamlessly with the original illustrations [Libman 2875]. It is an extremely rare edition with none appearing in library holdings via OCLC. Very.....
Rio di Janeiro/Salvador, Brazil: Livraria Kosmos Editora Ltda/Fundacao Cultural do Estado da Bahia, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition. 146 pp. 4to. Light wear and chipping to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. White glossy cover boards with gray titling to cover and spine. Clean within. Heavily illustrated survey of decorative tiles of the Bahia region of Brazil. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. Hardcover. Second Edition. Originally published in 1914, revised in 1915. Blue cloth board with a Kolb Brothers photograph of the interior of the Grand Canyon reproduced in color and pasted into red Southwest inspired border on cover board. Gold embossed titiling to cover board and spine. Light scuffing overall, wear at corners. Text block slightly loose in boards. Previous owner's name in pencil on first free endpaper, and a note, "Summer reading for 1923." Minor staining to preliminary pages due to quality of paper. Illustrated with dozens of Kolb Brothers photographs that document the Canyon and their trips. Good.
Paris: Claude Barbin, 1690. Full leather. First Edition. Instructions for Fruit and Vegetable Gardens. 4to. Volume I: 1, 6, 16, 522, 2 pp. Volume II: 566, 2 pp. Volume I begins with a 6 page dedication to the King of France, Louis XIV, followed by 16 pages of poems, the first an ode to Pomona by Santolius Victorinus, and a frontispiece engraving of La Quntinye followed by an ode to La Quntinye by Perrault. Volume I contains 3 plates: pp. 32/33 tri-fold plate of the Potager du Roy a Versailles (Kitchen Garden of the King at Versailles), older Japanese paper tape repair at verso width of plate where it was completely separated in half; pp. 304/305 tri-fold plate of 15 illustrations of pruning instructions; pp.....
Cambridge, England: Royal Society of London, 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, 140 pp. 8vo. Gray paper wraps with library stamp in red at upper right corner of cover, small note in pencil at foot of cover. Interior clean.
Sir John Lennard-Jones (1894–1954) showed how to use the “linear combination of atomic orbitals” (LCAO) approximation for molecular orbitals to derive the electronic structure of complex molecules such as fluorine and oxygen in addition to simpler molecules. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1858. Hardcover. First Edition. v, , 21, -909 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.
Joseph Lister's (1827-1912) articles investigate pigmentation in frogs and his explanation of inflammation. Although he did not develop the product, Lister's work in antisepsis led Joseph Lawrence to name the mouthwash Listerine after him in 1879 Also contains John P. Gassiot's "The Bakerian Lecture -- On the Stratifications and Dark Band in Electrical Discharges as observed in Torricellian Vacua" (Volume 148 pp. 1-16, 1858) and Arthur Cayley's "Memoir on the Theory of Matrices" & "A Memoir on the.....
London: Royal Society of London, 1869. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, v, , , 28, -812 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.
J. Norman Lockyer's (1836-1920) paper explaining his discovery of helium in the sun, a discovery that was made 25 years before helium was discovered on earth. Also contains Thomas Andrews' "The Bakerian Lecture: On the Continuity of the Gaseous and Liquid States of Matter" (pp. 575-590). Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1873. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , iv, , -662 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.
London: Royal Society of London, 1882. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, v, , -922 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 see our #27565, Lockyer's "Researches in Spectrum-Analysis in Connexion with the Spectrum of the Sun. No. III and IV" (pp. 479-494, 805-8130). Also contains George H. Darwin's "On the Tidal Friction of a Planet Attended by Several Satellites, and on the Evolution of the Solar System" (pp. 491-535). Very Good.
Tucson, AZ: The Peccary Press, 1985. Hardcover. 47 pp. 8vo. Orange dust jacket with minor sunning to spine. Brown cloth boards with orange circle design at lower right corners that mimics design on dust jacket. Clean and crisp throughout.
Handbound in an edition of 250 copies by Saltbush Studio. Fine / Very Good.
Liebman, Warren D. Salem, MA: Marine Research Society, 1928. First Edition. xviii, 155 pp. Folio. Blue cloth boards with blind embossed border to front board, light scuffing, gold embossed titling to spine. This edition contains 30 plates and 16 plans.
Publication #16 of the Marine Research Society. Inscribed by the author to Warren D. Liebman, delineator of the plans for the "Constitution."
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.
See also our #27502 "On the Structure of the Jaws and Teeth of the Iguanodon" (pp. 183-202). Also contains William Bowman's "Additional Note on the Contraction of Voluntary Muscle in the Living Body" (pp. 69-74). Very Good.
New York: Hastings House, 1941. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxvi, 595 pp. 8vo. Dark blue cloth boards with gold embossed title to cover and spine. Front endpapers illustrated with a map of Utah keyed to tours described within, rear ednpapers illustrated with transportation map of the state. No separate map as issued.
A volume in the important WPA American Guide Series. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1868. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. iv, , iv, , 26, 672, , 32 [plates] pp. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on verso of title page, and occurring sporadically within. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
One of James Clerk Maxwell's (1831-1879) most important papers outlining his theory of a new derivation of the distribution law of gas velocities tied directly to molecular collisions. It corrected and extended his 1860 paper and greatly strengthened the theory that gases (and, by extension, all.....
White, Clarence H. New Haven, CT: Princeton University Art Museum/Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 408 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Extensive catalog of an exhibition that surveyed the work of Clarence H. White, his influence, and the influence he had on art photography at the turn and early years of the twentieth century. Fine / Fine.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 302 pp. 8vo. Slight wear and scuffing do dust jacket, very minimum darkening to spine, closed 1/2" tear at head of rear panel, small chips at head and foot of spine, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Brown cloth boards that are very clean, endpapers illustrated with the path of the flood and elevation as well as a larger perspective of the flood location and the course it took.
David McCullough's first book, very rare in any condition. Fine / Very Good.
New York: Hastings House, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xvii, 531 pp. 8vo. Light blue cloth binding with wear to covers, ex-library with call numbers at base of spine. Library stamps throughout. Large folding map usually inserted in the pocket tipped in at rear is missing.
A volume in the important WPA American Guide Series. Good.
Garden City, NY: The Nature History Press, 1969. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. viii, 197 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has light chips and small tears at edges, 3" tear at upper right corner of rear panel at head of spine. Yellow cloth boards with green embossed titling to spine. Previous owner's name and date of purchase written in blue ink at the upper left corner of the front pastedown, clean within.
An extremely important book, and Ian L. McHarg's (1920-2001) first, that set out a systematic approach to designing for communities that took the environment into consideration, working with the ecology of the area rather than forcing it to adapt to the built environment. McHarg was the founder of the department of Landscape Architecture at.....
Woolwich, ME: The Kennebec River Press, Inc., 1982. Hard Cover. First Edition. xix, 508 pp. Oblong 4to. Dust jacket has chips and tears, tape marks where taped to inside of book covers, now in mylar cover. Endpapers have tape marks, photograph of early Islesboro ferry taped to front pastedown, previous owner's name and date of purchase written in blue ink. Small tear at top of first free endpaper where signed. Clean within.
Inscribed by author to previous owner on second free endpaper. Very Good / Good.
New York: Privately Printed, 1911. Hardcover. First Edition. 119 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with gold embossed title to cover board and spine. Light wear to edges, minor bumping to corners but quite sharp and crisp for its age. Now in a custom mylar dust jacket. Top edge of text block is gilded, tissue protecting frontispiece has some stains, but no stains on the portrait of the author in uniform. Bookplate of Annette K. Rankine is affixed to the front pastedow and has left a slight "ghost" on the facing first free endpaper.
Meyer served as a Captain, 24th New York Cavalry during the Civil War and received the Congressional Medal of honor for saving a fellow officer while badly wounded at Petersburg. Contains 11.....