Springfield, MA: C. A. Nicholas & Co., 1887. Full-Leather. First Edition. Clean, crisp copy with all gilded titles at spine and cront cover board clean and crisp. Slight sunning to spine, minor bumping to corners. Foredges are gilded. Pond was President of the Bangor Theological Society, Bangor, ME. Very Good.
Hallowell, ME: S. K. Gilman, 1819. Wraps. As. 47,  pp. 12mo. Blue printed wraps with wear and soiling, small chip missing at base of spine, 1/3 up from base of spine. General soiling within, toning due to age of book and quality of paper. Previous owner, Hazen Lovejoy's notes dated 1826 and indicating that "this is the best parsing book in the state of maine." Good.
London: Elkin Mathews, 1909. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 51 pp. 12mo. Red paper-covered boards, title in gilt front and spine. Spine sunned. Back cover a bit aged. Tiny chip at head of spine; one tiny chip within spine, and a little chipping at heel. Front hinge tearing lowest half inch. Lower corners worn. Ink gift inscription on first free endpaper. Contents are tight and show little or no aging. Cased in a fine slipcase, covered in lighter red cloth with a black title label w/gilt pasted on spine. First issue with "of" in cover title. (Gallup A4a). Very Good.
Ward, Lynd. New York: Equinox Cooperative Press Incorporated, 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. 48,  pp. 4to. Cloth boards with a vertical pattern of blue strips, light and dark. Sunning to spine has darkened the cloth, 1/8" loss at foot of spine, 1/4" loss at head. Very light age toning to pages.
A very modern design for the late 1930s with four (4) striking full page prints from Lynd Ward's woodblock plates. Printed in an edition of 400 copies, this is copy #300; signed by Llewelyn Powys and Lynd Ward at the colophon. Good.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. Hardcover. First Edition. 254 pp. 12mo. B/w ills. Red boards are edgeworn, with rubbed corners and spine ends losing integrity. Pasted on center front is picture of small black boy with an open book. Lettered front and spine in white. Spine lightly discolored. Printed bookplate on ffep. Contents are crisp and clean, with just a hint of age to the glossy pps. The story of a small boy's education at Hampston Institute, partially written in dialect. Very Good.
Prentice, T. Merrill. Salem, MA: Peabody Museum/Barre Publishers, 1973. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. 4to. Light scuffing to dust jacket, minor darkening from age. Green cloth boards, clean and crisp within.
Inscribed by the artist, T. Merrill Prentice, on the half-title page. Fine / 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.
Pyle, Howard. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. Hardcover. First Edition. First Issue. xx, 296 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth covered-boards with intricate Pyle design on the cover and spine stamped in black and orange with gold embossed titling to cover and spine. Considerable fraying to cloth at head and spine, losses at base. Corners of boards have bumping and small losses. Small bookseller label at base of first free endpaper at gutter, previous owner's signature on second free endpaper. The signature gathering of pages 99-110 loose but holding to text block by top thread. Custom mylar dust jacket protects cloth.
Interior meets all points outlined in BAL 16378, title page in red and black, laid paper, brown coated endpapers, etc. except for the fact...
College Park, MD: The American Physical Society, 2000. Wraps. First Edition. 3215-3505, 5029-5238,  pp. 4to. Green paper wraps with some scuffing, ex-library with library stamp on front cover of each volume, small tear at base of spine of second volume. Clean and crisp within.
Precision spectroscopy is the measurement of the spectrum of atoms and molecules using lasers. American physicist John Lewis “Jan” Hall (born 1934) and German physicist Theodor Wolfgang Hänsch (born 1941) were co-developers of the “frequency comb technique,” a method for fine-tuning laser outputs to measure spectrum frequencies with great precision. Hall and Hansch shared one half of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics “for contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique,” which is...
Paris: A. Morel, Libraire-Editeur, 1867. Hardcover. First Edition. Spines have fairly bright, blind-stamped, gilt lettering and rules. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled, shelf- and edge-worn. Spine ends and corners are rubbed. Small, private library number label at bottom of each spine. Text, in French, is highlighted by numerous black & white line drawings, elevations, floor plans, renderings, etc., most of which are in the form of full-page plates. Interior is very slightly aged, occasionally slightly soiled and/or foxed, water damage has caused some bleeding at gutter in each volume. At the rear of Vol. III are five, full-color plates. A valuable reference addition to any architectural library.
A valuable reference addition to any architectural library. Very Good.
Paris: Chamber de Commerce de Lyon, 1858. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 207, ,  pp. 4to. Brown three quarter leather binding with brown cloth insets to cover boards, volume has been rebacked with a very sympathetic replacement with dark brown patch title and gold embossed titling. Marbled endpapers and foredges, light foxing throughout. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Presentation letter from Natalis Rondot dated in same year as publication tipped in to page immediately following title page. Two folding botanical illustrations tipped in at rear as well as three fabric sample plates showing five examples of cloth representing different variations on the Lo-Kao dying process. All text in French.
Natalis Rondot (1821-1900) was an economist and historian who was the trade representative for...
London: Royal Society of London, 1851. Quarter Leather. First Edition. vii, -771, -14 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on verso title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
This full volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1837. Hardcover. As. Family Library Edition No. 61. xiv, 331, 4 (ads) pp. 16mo. Brown cloth board with some scuffing and wear, minor bumping to corners, tiny tear at head of spine along front hinge. Folding map at fronitis has no tears or losses. Minor foxing within. Very Good.
London: Taylor and Francis, 1902. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. viii, 732 pp. 8vo. 6 Plates tipped in at rear. Original brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy and black title patches with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, marbled paper insets to front and rear boards. Scuffing and wear to leather. Blind embossed library stamp on first free endpaper along with an ink WITHDRAWN stamp, blind embossed library stamp on title page, due date sheet tipped onto last page of volume, very clean within.
First determination that radioactivity is a byproduct of transmutation of one element to another. Very Good.
London: Faber & Faber, 1936. Hard Cover. First Edition. 280 pp. 8vo. Cover is slightly edgeworn at all extremities. Sunned spine has bright gilt. Top edges probably tinted red, now darkened. Blue dj with black lettering, red accents is sunned, soiled, worn at hinges and edges. Spine sunned, flaps price-clipped. Contents clean and tight. Third of the trilogy of "autobiographical novels" by the noted British poet. Very Good / Very Good.
Berlin, Germany: Julius Springer, 1935. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xix, 870, 12 pp. 4to. Three quarter leather binding with black corners and spine, gold embossed titling to spine, gray cloth inset into front and rear covers. Clean and crisp within.
Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) proposed the Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment in this paper. Schrödinger used the thought experiment to illustrate what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics when applied to everyday objects. In the course of developing this thought experiment, Schrödinger also coined the term “Verschränkung” (“entanglement”). Very Good.
New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1878. Hardcover. As. 236 pp. B/w ills. Cover is stylized print in aqua on white, black, red and gilt accents. Spine, sunned, has light blue title block above design which wraps front to back. Overall, cover is soiled, worn, eroded at edges. Spine seriously chipped all along its length. Eps are drawings similar to cover, with red and gilt accents. These are most attractive. Front separating at hinge. Published anonymously by the author of other Bodley books. Penciled p.o. on front fly. Frontis tissue removed. Contents are soiled and fingerprinted. Informative, interesting stories of a family, part of a series which children loved. Good.
Seredy, Kate. New York: The Viking Press, 1954. Hard Cover. First Edition. Fifth Printing. 102 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket is edge-worn, slightly soiled on back, and scuffed along upper front edge with 2" closed tear at front fold, price clipped but now in mylar cover. Beige cloth cover boards with green tree center front, green lettering on spine. Cover lightly soiled, but very little wear. Ink gift inscr. on ffep. with a few small fingerprints beneath. Else, interior clean and tight, with a very occasional fingermark. A wonderful, classic children's story of hope. Very Good / Very Good.
Linton, James D. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c. 1910]. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. 144 pp. 4to. Color illustrations Vellum covered boards bright gilt lettering front and spine, slight warping and a silk ribbon tie at middle of fore edge, very light soiling evident due to white vellum-like covering. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Title page nicely designed with red accents. 36 color plates tipped-in, including the frontispiece; all have captioned tissue guards. There is a 34-pp. introduction to the story from A.T. Quiller-Couch.
Printed in an edition of 500 copies, this is #38 and signed by the artist at the colophon. Very Good.
New York: Continuum, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. x, 209 pp. 8vo. Very minor sunning to the spine of dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Clean within.
Inscribed on the first free endpaper by the author to Hodding Carter III. Carter is a journalist and served as President Jimmy Carter's Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. Fine / Very Good.