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.
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Binghamton, NY: The Bellevue Press, 1978. Broadside. First Edition. 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" postcard printed as a broadside of Ted Kooser's short poem, "New Year's Day"in black ink on a goldenrod field. This was the first printing of the poem by the the man who would become the U.S. Poet Laureate, serving two terms from 2004-2006. Fine.
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.....
Laman, Tim. Washington DC: National Geographic/The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 227 pp. Oblong 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Brand new.
A lush and stunning book of color photographs of the New Guinea's elusive birds-of-paradise. Signed by author & photographer Tim Laman on the title in year of publication. Scarce! Fine / fine.
Leipzig, Germany: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1901. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. viii, 876 pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather binding with dark leather spine and corners, four raised bands at spine with gold tilting. Interior clean with the only indication of ex-library being the "Withdrawn" stamp on the title page. Text in German.
Pyotr Lebedev (1866-1912) used a very sensitive experiment to confirm Maxwell’s prediction of the radiation pressure of light, and announced the finding at the World Physics Congress in Paris. Very Good.
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, 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.
Portland, OR: Nazraeli Press, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 15 black and white plates. Clean, crisp copy with Maisel's photograph illustration of reprinted on cover.
Stunning aerial photographs of the Los Angeles area by photographer David Maisel. Photographs take on an almost surveillance-like feel from the height at which they were taken and printed as they appear in the original negative form. The photographs are preceded by Mark Strand's poem, "Black Maps" and ends with an essay by William L. Fox entitled "Shadowlands." 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.
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.
London: Royal Society of London, 1848. Hardcover. First Edition. x, , -10, -284, 14 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.
Includes numerous plates illustrating Mantell's paper. See also our #27492 "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" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 131 for the Year 1841 Part I & Part II, pp. 131-151). 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.
Paris: Fortin, Masson, 1842. Wraps. First Edition. 257-384 pp. 8vo. Brown paper wraps with chipping at edges but remarkably clean and intact given the age. Interior clean with many sheets uncut. Encased in custom cloth and leather pamphlet case.
First published account in original wraps of Carlo Matteucci's (1811-1868) experiment in which he discovers that each heartbeat of a frog is accompanied by an electrical signal. This discovery eventually forms the basis for electrocardiography (EKG). Figures 1 & 2 of dissected frog legs on folding plate at rear help to illustrate the theory. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1866. Hardcover. First Edition. v, , 25, -886 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 Arthur Cayley's "A Supplementary Memoir on the Theory of Matrices" (pp. 25-35). 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: 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.
Prince, Bart. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii, 100 pp. 4to. Minor wear and scuffing to dust jacket, creasing and slight color loss at head of spine, now in mylar cover. Clean within.
A survey of the work of Bart Prince at the midpoint of his career. Prince is an architect who was deeply influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and worked an assistant to architect Bruce Goff (1904-1982). Designing in a highly animated, organic style, his works uses the topography of the site, climate, and other inspirations from nature to design structures that are arresting in site and have high energy efficiency despite their often fanciful appearance. Laid in is a brochure from a 2015 exhibition at.....
Levine, Jack. New York: Maecenas Press/Random House, 1970. Folio. First Edition. Stunning folio set of drawings with text by James A. Michener and lithographs and woodcuts by Jack Levine enclosed in a silk covered clamshell box with a large belt-like closure on the front cover. Box has light age toning that is not evident until the belt closure is unclasped and the slightyl lighter original cover underneath is revealed. Michener's text and the four individual lithographs on Rives paper are encased in a folio matching the clamshell box with the same belted closure. The fifty-four watercolors, gouaches and drawings from Levine's sketchbook are printed on Ingres paper and are encased in a black leather folio. The Prospectus for this edition laid in the clamshell box.....
Tucson, AZ: Privately Printed, 1945. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Terracott and beige wraps with Dixon's signature thunderbird "mark" at the center of the design. Light scuffing and soilinge from age. A long running series of Dixon's quotes fills the verso and recto of the cover wraps. Illustrated within the text, but also contains center section of 16 pages of his paintings, 8 black and white, 8 in color. Key to this publication is a list of Dixon's exhibitions by date and city, the same with mural decorations, and a final list of collections housing his work. Photograph of Dixon by Ansel Adams is the frontispiece.
Maynard Dixon's (1875-1946) work as an illustrator, painter, and muralist focused on the American Southwest, and for many came.....