Rockport, ME: Center for Maine Contemporary Art/Down East Books, 2006. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. Clean, crisp copy in mylar cover signed by author. Fine / fine.
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New York, NY: Random House, 1961. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 458 pp. 8vo. Minor age toning to dust jacket, spine has dearkened slightly, light pencil mark "S-11" on upper right corner of rear panel, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Cover boards clean and tight, not bumping or scuffing. Clean and crisp within. Fine / Very Good.
Taunton, MA: William S. Sullwold Publishing, Inc., 1980. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii, 322 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Fine / fine.
New York: The Century Co., 1906. Hard Cover. First Edition. First US Edition. Light blue cloth covered boards with dark blue titling to cover board and spine, blind embossed border on front board with color illustration on paper inset. Light wear to cover boards wfrom shelf wear, cloth loss at lower right corner of front board from use. Front and rear pastedowns have notes in pencil pencil by previous owners. Light foxing to prelims and title page, some foxing within. Very Good.
London: Heinemann, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 539 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has very minimnal scuffing, and contains original wrap around "belly band" indicating that this book was a choice of the Book Society. Black cloth boards with gilt titling to spine as well as Tomlinson's signature in gold on front board. Clean within. Housed in custom black cloth slipcase and chemise. First issue due to error at title on p. 67 printed incorrectly, "Our All Yesterdays."
Signed by Tomlinson on the first free endpaper. Very good / Very Good.
Herrick, H. W. New York: Hurd And Houghton, 1871. Hardcover. As. 416 pp. 12mo. Green cover boards feature gilt embossed titling and design on front and spine, plain embossed design on back, scuffing to boards, wear to corners, edges and spine. Some cracking along spine on endpapers, previous owners' inscriptions in ink on first free endpaper. Minor spotty staining on pages within, otherwise clean. Good.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1935. Hardcover. First Edition. xxii, 173 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has rips, tears, creases and losses but still important in that it rarely survives, now in mylar cover. Black cloth boards with Columbia University crest blind embossed on cover board, silver titling to spine. Interior clean and heavily illustrated.
Foreword by Lewis Mumford who worked with Henry Wright (1878-1936) on many projects in urban planning and creating liveable housing developments. Mumford was one of the original homeowner's in Wright's Sunnyside Gardens neighborhood Queens, one of the New York boroughs.This book was published one year before Wright's death and gathered all of his ideas on urban housing in one place. Very Good / Good.
Rockport, ME: Down East Magazine, 1980. Wraps. First Edition. Important article on the summer colony of Dark Harbor in Islesboro, Maine, pp. 48-59. Clean, crisp copy. Fine.
London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1889. Full Leather. As. 253, 313, 279 pp. 12mo. Full brown leather bindings with three raised bands to spine, gold embossed titling with gold borders and college crest embossed in gold on each cover, matching bookplate on pastedown of each volume, blinde embossed dentelles. Marbled paper endpapers, replicated on foredges of text block. Light chipping to head of spine on Volume I. Otherwise average wear and scuffing for a set of this age. Very clean within. Very Good.
Chicago, IL: The Bancroft Company, Publishers, 1893. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. Volume II Only. 341-663 pp. Elephant Folio. Beginning with Agriculture, Chapter 13, ending with Chapter 20, Anthropology and Ethnology. Interior is clean, crisp and heavily illustrated. Occasional library stamp but that is the only indication of Ex-Library.Three Quarter Leather with considerable wer and scuffing of covers and corners, spine has chipping and losses. Gold embossed titling to spine and cover board.
Excellent views of the exteriors of Louis Sullivan's Transportation Building at pp. 544 & 548. One of the few pavillion buildings built for the fair that did not follow the style of classical revival. Good.
Chicago & New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1899. Hardcover. First. 364 pp. Cover signed "H" is purple iris with green leaves on lighter green cloth. Paper library label on spine, pasted on fep. Rear pocket and circulation label pasted in. Two small numbers in ink on contents page. Wright III #1778. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Ticknor and Fields, 1862. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, 419, 16 [Ads] pp. Brown pebbled cloth boards with blind embossed design and border on cover boards, gold titling to spine which has faded, fraying and small losses to head and foot of spine. Dark brown endpapers with small bookseller label on front pastedown, additional bookseller stamp, blind embossed, on second free endpaper. Very light spotting on preliminary pages, overall quite clean. Very Good.
Gorey, Edward. New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1979. Hardcover. First Edition. First Taplinger Edition. Slight scuffing and fading to dust jacket, small tear at top of front panel, tape residue in upper right corner of front panel. Brown cloth boards with white embossed titling at spine, small paint scuff at head of front board. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Calder & Boyars, 1970. Hardcover. First Edition. First English Edition. 126 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small creases near head of spine, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine, bump to lower right corner of cover board. Light spotting on first free endpaper, interior clean with slight musty smell. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: New Directions, 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. 292 pp. 8vo. Slight wear and creasing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Light tan cloth boards with some soiling, water base at foot of spine. Front and rear endpapers illustatrated with a map of Miller's travels. Clean within, slight musty smell. Very Good / Very Good.
Paris: Fortin, Masson, 1842. Wraps. First Edition. 512 pp. 8vo. Half leather binding with brown leather spine with gold embossed titling and paper patterned boards. Wear and losses to leather at head and foot of spine, losses at hinges. Marbled endpapers, clean within, slight darkening to folding plate of illustrations tipped in at rear.
First published account of Carlo Matteucci's (1811-1868) experiment in which he discovers that each heartbeat of a frog is accompanied by an electrical signal. This discovery eventually forms the basis for electrocardiography (EKG). Figures 1 & 2 of dissected frog legs on folding plate at rear help to illustrate the theory. Very Good.
Paris: Fortin, Masson, 1842. Wraps. First Edition. 257-384 pp. 8vo. Brown paper wraps with chipping at edges but remarkably clean and intact given the age. Interior clean with many sheets uncut. Encased in custom cloth and leather pamphlet case.
First published account in original wraps of Carlo Matteucci's (1811-1868) experiment in which he discovers that each heartbeat of a frog is accompanied by an electrical signal. This discovery eventually forms the basis for electrocardiography (EKG). Figures 1 & 2 of dissected frog legs on folding plate at rear help to illustrate the theory. 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: Leonard Scott Publishing Company, 1867. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 282, 282 pp. 4to. Three quarter leather binding with light tan corners and spine, gold embossed titling on dark black and dark red patches, five raised bands. Marbled paper insets to front and rear boards, marbled endpapers. Clean within.
Fleeming Jenkin (1833-1885) was an English engineer and scientist who discovered and exposed an error in Darwin's statement of his Theory of Evolution. Not knowing about genetics, Darwin believed that evolution took place through the "blending" of inherited characteristics. Jenkin showed that this blending would lead to the inability of individual mutations to survive in the population. Very Good.
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Pierre Mortier, 1737. Full Leather. As. Vol. I: , 136, -323; Vol. II: -696, -124 pp. 16mo. Contemporary brown leather bindings with gold embossed decoration to spine, five raised bands, dark brown title patches with gold embossed titling. Wear and rubbing but quite supple for their age.
Milestone papers in the history of electricity. Through his four papers contained within Dufay explains his discovery of two kinds of electricity and the relation between them, attraction and repulsion, shocks and sparking, and the full recognition of electrostatic repulsion. Dufay formulates the two-fluid theory of electricity. He further showed that "not all bodies can become electrified themselves" (by friction) and went on to show, "that they can all acquire a considerable (electrical) virtue when the...
New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1983. Hard Cover. First Edition. Second Printing, 1983. Light scuffing to dust jackets, now in mylar covers, and cover boards. Clean and crisp within. An important set in the history of comics. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Stage, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. August 1936 Edition. 132 pp. Folio. Blue cloth hardcover binding with gold embossed titling and owner's name, Ralph Coolidge Mulligan on front cover. Clean within.
Commemorative edtiion published by Stage in 1936 depicting the 1911 theater season, although Stage did not exist at that time. Very Good.
Hanover, PA: Everybody's Poultry Magazine, 1933. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. Unpag. 8vo. Red cloth boards with brass brad binding in center where owner could insert loose leaf articles on subjects from Breeds to Housing and Management. Insert subject dividers present, some have no additional material, others have articles inserted. Very Good.
Braunschweig & Berlin, Germany: Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn/Julius Springer, 1922, 1923, 1924. First Edition.  pp. 8vo. Marbled paper covered boards with gold embossed title on green leather patch affixed to front board. Clean within. Title pages for each extract also bound in.
In 1922, Russian mathematician Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann [or Friedman] (1888-1925) developed solutions to Einstein’s general relativity field equations under the simplifying (but realistic) assumption that the universe is “homogeneous and isotropic,” meaning that at large scales, the universe looks the same from every location (homogeneous) and in every direction (isotropic). Friedmann found that his solutions depended on just two parameters: Omega, the average density of matter and energy in the universe, and Lambda, the vacuum energy associated with empty space (the cosmological...
Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. Wraps. First Edition. 64 pp. 8vo. Light brown paper wraps with mild spotting, lower right corner of cover and text block has a light stain through p. 7. Previous owner's signature in ink at upper right corner of title page. Quite clean overall. "Druck von Metzer & Wittig in Leipzig" on verso of title page as well as "Metzger & Wittig, Leipzig" on rear cover at base of ads that list publications only of 1916 and prior, unlike later printings.
The first separate edition of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, which Einstein developed and revised between 1905 and 1915. Not an offprint of the article published in Annalen der Physik 49 which was often believed, but a separate publication with revisions...