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New York: Interscience Publishers, Inc., 1963. Hardcover. First Edition. First Interscience Publishers Edition. 590 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with facsimile of Rutherford's signature embossed in gold on cover board, gold embossed titling to spine. Ex-Library with call number label on spine, stamps within and on foot of text block, card pocket on rear pastedown. Clean within. No dust jacket as issued. Very Good.
London: Printed for White, Cochrane & Co et al. 1813. Three Quarter Leather. As. Vol I: viii, 351 pp. Vol. II: 364 pp. 8vo. Green leather spines with five raised bands, gold embossed titlingo n leather patch titles and goold floral decoration in each compartment. Head of spine of Volume I missing 3/8" piece. Scuffing to boards and bumping to corners from shelf wear, front hinge starting on Volume I at pastedown. Previous owner's bookpalte, Charles B. Alexander, on front pastedown of each voplume. Frontispiece illustration in each volume has darkened title page. Clean within. Very Good.
London: Various, 1809, 1845, 1846, 1850, 1855. Full Leather. Various. Collection of nine volumes by and about Sydney Smith varying publication dates and editions bound uniformly by Bickers & Son, London. "Two Volumes of Sermons" (2 Volumes; London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809) First Edition. "The Works of Sydney Smith" (3 Volumes; London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1845) Third Edition. "Sermons Preached at St. Paul's Cathedral, The Foundling Hospital, and Several Churches in London; Together With Others Addressed to a Country Congregation" (London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1846) First Edition. "Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy, Delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806" (London: Longman, Brown Green, and Longmans, 1850) Second Edition. "A Memoir of The Reverend Sydney...
London: Sharpe and Hailes, 1812. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. First English Edition, originally published in Baltimore. viii, 214,  ads pp. 12mo. Very light tan leather spine and corners. Rubbing and wear to corners, inset green marble papers on cover boards have almost rubbed off, seven gold lines across spine where raised bands would normally be, black leather patch title with gold embossed titling. Small circular stain below patch title. Previous owner has written their name on title page and penciled in "William Wirt" under title as the work was published anonymously, they also wrote their name in ink across the text of p. 1 and dated 1815. Strange. Age toning to endpapers, small water stain at head of first few pages, light foxing throughout. Good.
New York: Macmillan Magazines, 1992. Wraps. First Edition. Typical magazine format. Ex-Library with two library stickers affixed to front cover. Light scuffing. Clean within. Housed in a custom folding case with gold embossed titling to spine.
First published results of the discovery of first confirmed extra-solar planet. Very Good.
Paris: A. Bruxelles, 1708. Full Leather. Second Edition. Vol. I:  Preface, 334,  pp. Vol. II: 348,  pp. 16mo. Full leather binding with five raised bands at spine, gold embossed titling, burgundy leather patch title. Both volumes were rebacked at a much earlier time in their lives, wear and scuffing typical for the age, small losses at board corners.. Eleven (11) trifold plates that key to text tipped in at rear of Volume I, five (5) in Volume II, all in Very Good condition.
Second edition of Rohault's famous text on Cartesian natural philosophy. First edition published in 1671. Very Good.
Washington DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1945. Wraps. First Edition. First Printing, indicated by the date code 1945-663817 at the foot of page 182. vii, 182 pp. 8vo. Brown paper wraps with black titling to cover. Light scuffing to cover from shelf wear, clean within.
This is the so-called "Smyth Report," the first official US history of the Manhattan Project, published shortly after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Very Good.
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1913. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, 699 pp. 4to. Green cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to spine, light bumping to corners. Just a hint of fraying at the head and foot of spine. Very clean within.
This is Rutherford's second book on the topic, written almost a decade after his first work on the subject. Rutherford was knighted in 1914 and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1908 for his work on the chemistry of radioactive substances. Very Good.
London: George Bell & Sons, 1874. Hardcover. Second Edition. xi, 152 pp.; 140 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth-covered boards with blind embossed borders to front and rear boards, bold embossed plant in large vase on the cover board of each volume. Bumping and scuffing to boards and corners, spine darkened from sunning, small losses at head and foot of each spine. Both volumes are slightly loose in boards with tender gutters at front and rear pastedowns. Collaged with 54 color plant illustrations, with tissue guards, in each volume. Interiors quite clean and colors bright. Good.
New York: Arno Press, 1978. Hardcover. Facsimile Edition. , 388, ,  ads. 8vo. Brown boards with blue embossed titling to spine and cover board. Light stain along foredge of text block, interior clean and crisp.
A very nicely done facsimile reprint of Whiston's famous work on the origin and evolution of the earth. Fine.
Darmstadt, Germany: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1959. Hardcover. First Edition. First Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Edition, reprinting Riemann's 24,  Index pp. 12mo. Light terracotta cloth coverd boards with gold titling to spine. Clean, crisp copy with previous owner's signature in ink on first free endpaper. Text in German.
Translates to "On The Hypothesis Which Underlies Geometry" and originally delivered by Riemann in 1854. Riemann's work on "Riemann Geometry" was later used by Albert Einstein in the development of his theories. Fine.
London: Printed At The Shakespeare Press By W. Nicol For John Major Fleet-Street And Robert Jennings Poultry. 1828. Full Leather. As. xxii, 367; 414,  Index of Artists; 312, ; xxv, 326, ; viii 382pp. 4to. Full leather binding with bold embossed border on front and rear boards of each volume with inset border of blind embossed Greek keys. Four raised bands at spine, two burgundy patch titles on each volume with titles embossed in gold. Light chipping and wear to each volume hinges still tight, leather has not split at hinges as is common with an edition of this age bound in leather. Bookplate of previous owner, Charles Brune Henville, affixed to front pastedown of each volume. Light foxing to preliminary pages of each...
London: The Swedenborg Society, 1912. lxxxiii, 545 pp; xxi, 669 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth covered board with gold medallion profile of Swedenborg on cover board, gold tilting to spine, light bumping to corners. Previous owner's name and address stamped in ink on first free endpaper of each volume. The very lightest of age toning to the endpapers of each volume. Considerable underling in red pencil in the Introduction of Volume I, otherwise very clean.
English translation of three of the Swedenborg's major scientific works.
London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. Hardcover. First Edition. First UK Edition. xxxii, 356 pp, , 32 pp ads. Ex-Library. Dark green cloth covered boards. with bold embossed titling to spine and cover board, still quite clean and fresh. First free endpaper sports a library date due form and a computer scan bar, "WITHDRAWN" stamped on date due form and base of title page. Only indicators of Ex-Library, no call numbers on spine or evidence of removal.
Karl van Gebler (1850-1878) lived a short life but wrote extensively on Galileo. His last work, based on Vatican documents made available in 1876. Very Good.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. Hardcover. First Edition. 277 pp. 8vo. Burgundy cloth covered boards with blind embossed border to front and rear board, gold embossed tilting spine. Cover cloth has split along hinge on front board, tear across spine 1-3/4" from foot of spine, flapping but now in protective mylar cover. Small losses at head and foot of spine. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper, clean within.
Published form of lectures on science given by Tyndall in the United States. Good.
London: Elliot Stock, 1901. Wraps. Facsimile Edition. Printed in Four Volumes: January, February, March, May 1850 with the title changing to "Art and Poetry" for Volumes 3 & 4. 192 pp total. 8vo. Brown paper wraps with light scuffing and minor chipping at edges, very delicate paper. Each issue contains an etching at the frontispiece by the following artists: No.1, W. Holman Hunt; No. 2, James Collinson; No. 3, F. Madox Brown folding plate; No. 4, W. H. Deverell. No. 2 exhibits lightly penciled notes in the margins of the poem, "The Blessed Damozel," pp 80-83. A very well done facsimile edition of the 1850 printing. Etchings not quite as sharp as the original, the following points on Issue No. 1 compiled by William Fredeman...
London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1900. Hard Cover. Third Edition. Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 281 pp. Blue cloth covered boards with a blind embossed wave flowing across the front at midpoing, gold embossed titling to cover board and spine. Light bumping to corners, clean and crisp within. Very Good.
Berkeley, CA: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1989. Printed Wraps. First Edition. 88 pp. Keepsake 37 issued by the Friends of The Bancroft Library at UC-Berkeley. Light gray paper wraps with titling to cover in black and red. A series of letters and stories by Kipling during sojourns in California. Designed and printed by the Arion Press. Fine.
Newark, VT: The Janus Press, 1980. Soft Cover. First Edition. Large gray accordion fold folio, deckled edge, with relief plates by Claire Van Vliet on paper made by Van Vliet and Kathryn Clark at the Twinrocker Handmade Paper Mill, Brookston, Indiana. Piece printed in both English and French, and illustrated throughout. Stunning! In custom made box that includes, in the base of the tray, an LP recording of the performance by the Bread and Puppet Theater. The box is covered in a light tan buckram cloth with a silk-screened tree design that mimics the forest of trees in which the players pose on the cover of the LP. This edition also includes an additional LP in its original printed sleeve. Fine.