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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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.
London: Royal Society of London, 1890. 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.....
San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California, 2015. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 264 pp. Charcoal cloth covered boards with silver titling to spine. Housed in custom slipcase of the same cloth.
Important book on the husband and wife design team of Ernst and Esther Born that traces their lives and career from the East Coast to California. Produced in an edition of 300 copies, this is copy #175 and the 234th publication of The Book Club of California. Fine.
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wharton School Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. 263 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Inscribed by the author to Dana Mead (1936-2018), former CEO of Tenneco (1992-2008) and Chair of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003-2010) where the author also served on the board of the MIT Leadership Center Advisory Council at the Sloan School of Management. Fine / Fine.
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. Also contains Augustus Waller's article, "Experiments on the Section of the Glossopharyngeal and Hypoglossal Nerves of the Frog...".....
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...
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1985. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 25 pp. 88 plates. 4to. Clean, crisp dust jacket in mylar cover. Dark orange rust-colored cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Crisp within.
Eliot Porter (1901-1990) is closely identified with the lavish color photographs reproduced in the various books he published with the Sierra Club. His photographs of the canyons now drowed by the Glenn Canyon Dam, sparked a new resistance against reclamation projects in the 1960s. Porter's mastery of black and white photography can be too easily forgotten; this volume reminds us of that mastery when he turned his lens on the American Southwest, his home over forty years. Signed by Eliot Porter on the title page. Fine / Fine.....
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.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. Hardcover. Second Edition. xiv, 300 pp. 8vo. -green cloth binding with dark blue printed titling to cover and spine. Front endpapers illustrated with a map of Idaho indicating tours delineated within. Clean and crisp within.
"Idaho" was the first volume published in the American Guide Series and the most controversial. Other than "Alaska" it was the only volume to list an author, Vardis Fisher, who clashed with the Federal Writers' Project administators had his nam removed from the Second Edition. Very Good / 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.....
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.