Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1944. Wraps. First Edition. xvi, 83 pp. 4to. Ivory paper wraps with woodcut of an Alaskan mountain range with a road winding below. The edges of the wraps and the spine have yellowed slightly due to age, small chips and tears. Includes maps, plan for roadside amenities, the Yukon Border Crossing facilities, and photographs of current buildings, passes, and ranges. A stunning early planning piece for access to more of the Alaska Territory which wouldn't attain statehood until 1959. Very Good.
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Doctolero, Ferdinand. Mataki City, Phillippines: The Bookmark, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 474 pp. 8vo. Very clean copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
A beautiful, heavily illustrated book celebrating Phillippine architecture, design, and culture. Inscribed boldly by Augusto Villalon on the title page. 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.
Also contains William Parson's (1800-1867) paper that first identifies the spiral nebulae,"Observations on the Nebulae" pp. 499-514 and cataloged separately as our inventory #27507. Very Good.
Mesa Verde, CO: Mesa Verde Museum Association, . Wraps. First Edition. 52 pp. Oblong Folio. Blue paper wraps with stylized southwest illustrations on cover. Light soiling overall, evidence of price tag removal on cover and first title page. Clean within.
Photographically illustrated piece on the history and uses of the structures at Mesa Verde National Park, established June 29, 1906. Very Good.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 127 pp. 4to. Black cloth boards with silver embossed titling to cover board and spine. Scuffing and wear overall, bumping to corners with losses to cloth, fraying to head and foot of spine, small loss at each, spotting to upper right corner of cover board. Interior clean with the a slight darkening to the pages due to the quality of the paper. Very Good.
London: David Stott, 1887. Full leather. Second Edition. xvi, 213 pp. 12 mo. Green full leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold embossed tiltling, darkening to spine from sunning, cracking along front hinge has caused green leather loss revealing brown beneath due to age and use but still tight. Gold dentelle to front and rear interior boards, marbled endpapers, gold embossed label indiciating a Riviere and Sons bidning. Clean within. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1852. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, -659, , 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.
Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159); On Some Remarkable, and Hitherto Unobserved, Phenomena of Binocular Vision (Continued), (pp. 1-17)" James Prescott Joule's "On the Air Engine" (pp. 65-82); Edward Frankland's: “On a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals” (pp. 417-444); George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light" (pp.463-562). Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, -59, -414,  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 J. Frederic Daniell's article, "Fourth Letter on Voltaic Combinations, with Reference to the Mutual Relations of the Generating and Conducting Surfaces." (pp. 41-56). Also contains Michael Faraday's articles, "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eleventh, Supplementary Note, Twelfth, Thirteenth & Fourteenth Series" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 128 for the Year 1838 Part I & Part II, pp. 1-40, 79-82, 83-124, 125-168, 265-282). Faraday makes an early step toward the discovery of the.....
London: Royal Society of London, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, -336,  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. Crumpling and tears to p. 37/38, does not impact this article.
Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32) Also contains William Robert Grove's “On the Gas Voltaic Battery. Experiments Made with a View of Ascertaining the Rationale of Its Action and Its Application to Eudiometry” (pp. 91-112). 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.
Proposes the scattering matrix (or S-Matrix), the starting point for string theory. Also contains “On the Nature of Cosmic-Ray Particles” by Yoshio Nishina, M. Takeuchi, and T. Ichimiya (Physical Review 52 No. 11 pp. 1198–1199), confirming the discovery of the muon. Very Good.
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1955. Wraps. First Edition. 255-570 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are clean and crisp.
In 1955, American theoretical physicist John Wheeler (1911–2008) coined the term “wormhole” and developed the now-familiar wormhole diagram and also used the term "quantum foam" for the first time. Very Good.
Various: Various, 1968-1979. Various. As. A collection of 5 separate copies of "Charlotte's Web" in foreign language editions, all signed by E. B. White. Titled as follows: "Charlotte's Web" [Paperback, Fine, Dutch Language (Amsterdam: A.J.G. Strengholt, 1968)]. "Charlotte's Web" [Hardcover, Fine in Fine Dust Jacket; First Persian Language Edition (Tehran, Iran: Zar Press, 1971)]. "Fantastika Wilbur " [Hardcover, Fine, no Dust Jacket as issued; Swedish Language (Oslo: Raben & Sjorgen, 1973)]. "Charlotte's Web" [Paperback, Fine, Greek Language (Greece, 1977)]. "Paukova Mreza" [Paperback, Fine, Bosnian Language (Zagreb: Biblioteka Vjeverica, 1979)].
All are signed by E. B. White on the first free endpaper. Ever the humorist, White has signed the Greek Language edition "E. M. Oyatt," the spelling of his name in Greek. From the Estate of.....
New York: Armed Services, Inc., 1944. Wraps. First Edition. Second Printing, 1946. 128 pp. 32mo. Light wear and scuffing to covers, sunning to spine. Armed Services Edition #1016.
E. B. White's third book, and one co-authored with James Thurber who also provided the illustrations. First published in 1929, this edition was reprinted on numerous occasions. This unabridged edition was published by the Armed Services in 1944 with the number identifier M-2 [Hall A3]. Armed Services, Inc. reprinted it again in 1946 but with the number identifier #1016. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. Very Good.
Williams, Guy. San Diego, CA: Irwin Hollander, 1961. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Scuffing and light soiling to cover wraps. Front cover beginning to pull away slightly from text block. Text of poems and observations of the artist that supplement the three signed, tipped in plates, each having the Hollander watermark and signed by Williams in pencil with tissue guards intact.
Printed in an edition of 100 copies, numbered, and 25 special copies marked A-Y. This is copy #45 of the numbered edition. Inscribed by Guy Williams (1933-2004) on the first free endpaper to legendary American sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899-1988). Williams was a modern artist and teacher based on the West Coast who used a variety of media in the course of his career. A......
Chicago, IL: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1931. Hardcover. First Edition. 63 pp. 4to. Orange paper covered boards with wear, chipping, and losses. The title page has corners that were removed, evidence of early tape repairs, amateur tape repairs and paper replacement to first two leaves. A square and rectangle excised from title page. This volume has somewhat if a rough existence, but was obviously read, re-read, and annotated by the owner over the course of many years. [Sweeney 261].
Inscribed "To Jim" by Frank Lloyd Wright in his distinct hand below the illustration of Wright's "Office Building Project of Glass and Metal" facing the title page. Inscribed to the previous owner on the front cover verso, "To Jim from Jack/ Christmas 1944." Could be.....
New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1953. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 8vo.
Exhibition catalog for the exhibition of the same name celebrating Wright's career in architecture. Illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings of Wright's. A necessary addition to any Wright collector's holdings. (Sweeney 912). Very Good.
New York: Bramhall House, 1965. Hardcover. First Edition. First Bramhall House Edition. 164 pp. Folio. Light scuffing to dust jacket, rippling at lower left corner of front panel which has caused slight bubbling to the plastic paper coating, now in mylar cover. Light beige cloth boards with red title block on spine, very clean within. Text in English, French, and German.
A reproduction of the original bound volume published by Wijdeveld in 1925 (Sweeney 165 & 1604). Fine / very good.
New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987. Hard Cover. First Edition. 208 pp. 4to. Minor scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, now in mylar cover. Red Cloth boards with gold embossed titling to cover board and spine. Clean and crisp within with small stain at head of text block near the foredge.
When the series of over 240 paintings and drawings of Helga Testorf by the American master, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) came to the light the art world sprang back in surprise. It was also believed that Wyeth's closest confidant, his wife, Betsy James Wyeth, was unaware of the artist-model relationship and the work he produced between 1971 and 1985. The works were considered controversial and toured to six venues between 1987 and.....
Rockland, Maine: William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 1969. Soft Cover. First Edition. Printer's Proof. A mock-up example of the exhibition of the same name that was featured at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, July 11-September 8, 1969. Cover portrait of a sheep on cover in color, interior portraits in black and white. Printer's registration lines present on every page which are folded but loose in binding. A unique item for the Wyeth collector. Fine.
Lancaster, PA: The American Physical Society, 1954. Wraps. First Edition. 242 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are clean and crisp. Spine tastefull repaired with all printing sharp and visible.
Yang–Mills theory that has been called “the most important cornerstone of theoretical physics.” Gauge theory was extended to non-Abelian groups by the seminal work of the American physicist Chen-Ning Yang. Very Good.