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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.....
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.
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...".....
Scottsdale, AZ: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, 1967. Wraps. First Edition. 89 pp. Oblong Folio. Light blue paper wraps with blind embossed titliing on front cover, dark blue plastic come binding. Losses to edges of upper right and lower left corner of front cover, lower left corner of rear cover. Contains maps, space diagrams, transportation plans, mechanical services, etc.
Controversial from when Wright first proposed it in 1938, this schamatic represents a second pass at the project that came very close to moving forward in the late 1960s. Finally built in a modified version and opened in 1997, only the convention center was built, the extensive parklands along Olin Park and Turville Point to the southwest were not part of the final project. 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: 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.....
Moab, UT: Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks, 2014. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xi, , 171,  pp. 4to. Green cloth spine with gold embossed tilting, gray cloth boards with blind embossed symbol of the National Park Service, the ranger hat superimposed over the trademark arrowhead. Clean and crisp within, no dust jacket as issued, matching green cloth slipcase with a photograph of Bates Wilson inset on front board. Signed on the title page by the author.
Heavily illustrated biography of Bates Wilson (1912-1983) that also documents the history of Canyonlands Region of Utah. Wilson was an early Superintendent at Arches and Natural Bridges National Monument taking on the role in 1949. He was instrumental in the founding of Canyonlands National Park and was appointed its.....
London: Macmillan and Co., 1928. Wraps. First Edition. , xcviii-c, 489-506, v-xvi (Supplement), 507-524, ci-civ pp. 8vo. Original wraps with no outer wrap. Wear and chipping to edges, staining around staples from rust, small cellophane tape repair at base of spine on outer wrap. . Clean within.
Announces the "Raman Effect," the inelastic scattering of light, one of the most important indications of the quantum nature of light. C. V. Raman (1888-1970) received the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work. Very Good.
Upperville, VA: Oak Spring Garden Library, 1989, 1990, 1997, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. Sylva: xxvii, 147 pp. Pomona: xxxii, 276 pp. Flora: lxxiii, 427; Herbaria: lviii, 394 pp. 4to. Dust jackets in mylar covers. Small, tasteful library bookplate on upper left corner of front pastedown of the Herbaria volume. Interiors clean and crisp. Rare as a set.
Important volumes chronicling the vast horticultural library Rachel Lambert "Bunny" Mellon and the high points within the collection. Fine / Very Good.
Wright, F& W. London: A & C Black Ltd., 1927. Hardcover. Second Edition. xx, 241 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with dark blue embossed titling to cover, blind embossed borders to cover and spine as well as gold embossed titling to spine. Foxing throughout book, heavier in front and rear, some staining to text block edges.
Inscribed on the first free endpaper, "To E.W. Reeves/with the Author's/affectionate regards/W.P. Reeves/18th June 1930." William Pember Reeves (1857-1932) was an historian, poet, and politician in New Zealand. We are unsure of who E.W. Reeves may have been. Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1884. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , viii, -988 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.
Osborne Reynolds' (1842-1912) paper explaining what became known as "Reynolds Number," the ratio of inertial to viscous forces which he determined through his experiments of liquid through pipes. Very Good.
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1950. Wraps. First Edition. 575-764 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are quite clean inside and out, very minor age toning to spine, pencil notation of date at upper right corner of cover.
John M. Robson's (1900-1982) paper contains the first report of the decay of a free neutron. Very Good.
Paris: Chez Pillet Aine, 1824. Half Leather. Second Edition. 437, 395 pp. 8vo. Navy marbled boards backed with navy leather spines. Four raised bands to spines, gold embossed titles and decorative insets. Spines are a bit worn at ends - Volume II a bit more than Volume I. All corners are rubbed revealing board underneath, edges have some rubbing. Marble-patterned endpapers with each volume sporting an armorial bookplate on front pastedown. There are a few penciled notations on first fly. Both volumes are tight, with occasional foxing and some light soil. A rare set of historically important books. Text in French.
Rochambeau was sent with the French troops to assist the American forces during the Revolutionary War. Bookplates state "from the estate of William P......
New York/Norwalk, CT: Abrams Press/Easton Press, 2009. Full Leather. Facsimile Edition. 223 pp. 4to. Full green leather binding with gold stamped title to cover and spine which is decorated with three raised bands; Rockwell illustration of Santa reading letters at a small desk inset on cover. Gold silk ribbon, moire endpapers, all edges gilt.
Easton Press packaged the 2009 reprint edition of as one of their leather bound books. No Easton Press imprint to be found, but perfectly matches their style. Fine.