Sarg, Tony. New York: Greenberg, Publisher, 1930. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 4to. Dust jacket has light chipping at the edges, minor soiling, sunning to spine, now in mylar cover. The story of two little dolls, Annabel and Frances. Extremely, crisp and vibrant illustrations within. Fine / Very Good.
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Tress, Arthur. Richmond, VA: Westover Publishing Company, 1972. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 4to. Light scuffing to dust jacket, small tears at head and foot of front and rear panels, now in mylar cover. Inscribed by the artist on the title page.
Seminal work by and about the photographer Arthur Tress. Inscribed by Tress in blue ink on the title page: "For Bernard/Arthur Tress." Fine / very good.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiv, 400  pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy. Brand new. Inscribed by the author on the title page.
Memoir of from United States Senator from Maine, Senate Majority Leader, and Special Envoy to Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Fine / fine.
New York: Sears Publishing Company, 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. viii, 305 pp. 8vo. Bright orange covers with very light darkening to spine, bumping to corners and light scuffing. Oddly, publisher printed on base of spine, Dodd, Mead & Company, is not the same as Sears Publishing Company printed on title page. Nevertheless, a scarce volume. Very Good.
College Park, MD: The American Physical Society, 1998. Wraps. First Edition. 4533-4783,  pp. 4to. Green paper wraps, clean and crisp within.
Paper describes the use of an atomic force microscope to provide the first accurate measurement of the Casimir Force (to within 1% of predicted value). Fine.
San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 2004. Hard Cover. First Edition. 107 pp. Bound in a shimmering purple silk book cloth with "Tartuffe" pressed in gold in lower left corner of front cover boards. Clear plastic dust jacket. Drawings by William Hamilton, a regular New Yorker contributor, illustrate the text. Set in Van Dijk type with Fontanesi for display on French Arches paper. 326 copies produced, 300 for sale and 26 lettered copies hors de commerce. This is copy "S" of the hors de commerce copies. Signed by Williams and Hamilton at the colophon A beautiful production. The sixty-eighth publication of the Arion Press.
Signed by Artist. Fine / Fine.
Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1964. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, 553, lv pp. 8vo. Light brown library binding with gold embossed titling to spine, call number on paper tag at foot of spine, minor wear and scuffing overall. Ex-library bookplate of The University College of Wales Aberystwyth on front pastedown. Clean within and no evidence of additional stamping.
German-English chemist and industrialist Ludwig Mond and English chemist Carl Langer built the first “useable” fuel cell in 1889 and came up with the term "fuel cell." The describe their invention for the first time in in this paper. Four illustrations of their fuel cell appear within the text. Very Good.
Minneapolis, MN: The Physical Review, 1927. Hardcover. First Edition. v, 950 pp. 8vo. Black cloth spine with gold titling to spine, call number in small round label at base, marbled boards. Ex-library sticker on title page as well as perforated library identification stamp. Interior quite clean.
Mullikan develops Hund's molecular orbital theory into a useful model for which he receives the 1966 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Very Good.
London: Privately Printed, 1904. Quarter Leather. First Edition. Unpaginated. Folio. Some 150 artists are represented from the schools of Giotto, Pollajuolo, Florentine 15th Century, Perugino, Lombard School 15th Century, Parmigiano, North Italian, Venetian School 18th Century, Rembrandt, the Dutch School, Flemish School, Early German, and more. Black & white and sepia-tone illustrations with no foxing. Green cloth cover has fine dark brown leather on corners and spine, set off with gilt rules. Spine has five raised bands with gilt rules and boxes. Gilt title reads "Murray Collection of Drawings 1905." There is a trace of shelfwear on back of spine at bands and upper and lower ends. Corners very lightly bumped, and light wear shows on bottom edge. Endpapers are glossy marbled paper in shades...
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1947. Wraps. First Edition. 839-944, ix pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are quite clean inside and out, very minor age toning to spine.
Polykarp Kusch and Michael Foley measured the electron’s intrinsic magnetic moment for the first time in late 1946. Then, in 1947, Karp, Foley and a team of scientists from Columbia University discovered a small discrepancy (on the order of one part in 2000) between Dirac’s prediction and the actual size of the spin g-factor, implying the existence of an “anomalous magnetic moment.” Isador Rabi presented this discrepancy at the Shelter Island meeting in June 1947, and Kusch and Foley went on to confirm the g-factor discrepancy in other elements. This is the paper that first.....
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1861. Hardcover. First Edition. 1332 pp. 4to. Original brown paper wraps. Clean and crisp within. Text in French.
Abel Niépce de Saint-Victor (1805-1870) noted during work in the darkroom that certain metal salts would expose photographic emulsions. Radioactivity wouldn't be indentified and named until 1896 by Henri Becquerel. Very Good.
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1937. Wraps. First Edition. 1079-1200 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are quite clean. Ex-library with small black library stamp at lower right corner of front cover, no other markings.
Article by the three authors confirms the discovery of the muon. Issue also contains “On the Mathematical Description of Light Nuclei by the Method of Resonating Group Structure" (Physical Review; Volume 52 No. 11, pp. 1107-1122) by John Wheeler proposing the scattering matrix (or S-Matrix), the starting point for string theory. Very Good.
Washington DC: AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), 2004. Wraps. First Edition. Very light scuffing to covers. Previous owner's address label on front cover, typical for a periodical delivered by mail. Clean and crisp within. Housed in a custom folding case with gold embossed titling to spine.
"Watershed" paper in the discovery of Graphene, Nobel Physics 2010 for Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene" Fine.
New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Hard Cover. First Edition. Wilderness Edition Frontispiece portrait of Eugene O'Neill. Original gilt stamped terra-cotta cloth with gilt vingette on the front cover of each volume, top edge of text block also gilded. 12 volumes complete.
O'Neill has signed Volume 1. Set #179 of 770. Minor foxing to endpapers on some volumes. An exceptional set! Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1850. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, -844, 13 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.
William Parson's (1800-1867) paper first identifies the spiral nebulae. See also our #27509 by Parsons, credited as Lord Oxmantown, in his 1840 article "An Account of Experiments on the Reflecting Telescope" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 130 for the Year 1840 Part II, pp. 503-527), which provided the technology enabling him to identify the spiral nebulae. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1840. Quarter Leather. First Edition. [xi]-[xii], [xi]-[xii], [iii]-viii, , -14, -620,  pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing and tears where call numbers have been removed. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
William Parson's (1800-1867) article outlining his design and construction of the reflecting telescope that provided him with the technology to make his observations and first identification of the spiral nebulae disseminated by him in our #27507, "Observations on the Nebulae" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 140 for the Year 1850 Part II, pp. 499-514). Very Good.
Sea Cliff, NY: The Absolute Sound, 1973-2005. Wraps. First Edition. 147 issues, missing #5, 133, 140, & 144. Issues progressed over time from stapled 8vo size to its fourth size iteration in 1999 as a standard magazine 4to. This run of 147 issues is in Very Good to Fine condition overall with a few tears to issues here and there are losses to the front of issue #56 and rear of issue #57, as well as the front of that same issue and rear of issue #58 where they stuck together in storage. Issue #151 has a permanent "Courtesy of..." sticker on the front cover. Interiors clean and crisp. Will require additional postage due to weight of set.
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London: Royal Society of London, 1885. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, , 506 pp. 8vo. Green cloth bindings with burgundy title patch and gold titling to spine of each volume, call number handwritten in white ink at base of each spine. Wear and scuffing to both from library use. Ex-library with bookplate and library stamp on title page of each volume, some library stamps within. Numerous plates illustrate articles.
William Henry Preece (1834–1913) confirmed Thomas Edison's experiments demonstrating thermionic emission and coined the term, "Edison effect." Very Good.
London: Harrison & Sons, 1885. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. ix, , 506, xl pp. 8vo. Black leather spine with five raised bands, green leather patch title with gold embossed titling, library call number in white ink at base, marbled paper insets to boards. Ex-Library bookplate on front pastedown. Very clean within.
William Henry Preece (1834–1913), confirmed Thomas Edison's experiments demonstrating thermionic emission, and coined the term "Edison Effect." Very Good.
London: J. Johnson, 1775. Full Leather. Second Edition. xxiii, , 324,  pp. 8vo. Recent full leather binding in 18th century style. Brown leather with five raised bands at spine, burgundy patch title with gold lettering. Light age toning to interior. Previous owner's name in ink and dated 1777 on title page, second small ownership signature on third page with date 1902. Underlining in faded blue ink on pages 133, 178, & 179. Very clean overall. Two folding plates illustrating the apparatus used in the experiments, one tipped in opposite title page, second at end of Appendix at rear.
The first volume in Priestley's three volume work on the study of gases. This volume expands upon his observations reported in Volume 62 (1772) of the...
London: Royal Society of London, 1772. Full Leather. First Edition. xiv, 494,  pp. 8vo. Full brown leather binding which has been re-backed with the original boards. Gold decoration to spine with burgundy patch title. Minor scuffing to boards from age. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound, quite clean within.
A very important publication in which Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) presents the first description of photosynthesis along with his discovery of "nitrous air" (nitric oxide) and "vapor of spirit of salt," later called "acid air" or "maritime air" (hydrochloric acid). Folding plate at page 254 illustrates the equipment used in Priestley's experiments. Priestley was awarded the Royal Society's Copley Medal in 1773 for this work. Very Good.
San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 2002. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Blue paper wraps, pamphlet sewn at spine. A Keepsake produced in an edition of 400 copies sent to Arion Press subscribers and friends. Laid in is the cover letter from publisher Andrew Hoyem that accompanied the pamphlet. Fine.