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London: Macmillan and Co., 1913. Hardcover. First Edition. xl, 732 pp. 4to. Terracotta color publisher's binding with gold and black embossed titling and borders to cover board and spine. Ex-Library with Royal College Naval Library bookplate on front pastedown, borrower's card slot glued to front pastedown, due date sheet pasted to first free endpaper. No other library markings present other than the number "53" in white ink at base of spine. Clean within.
In the first paper van den Broek proposes the concept of "atomic number." to explain how the periodic table should be organized. In the second paper Soddy agrees with van den Broek and coins the term "Isotope." In the third paper Rutherford agrees with van den Broek and Soddy. Also contains three...
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...
London: Royal Society of London, 1801. Quarter Leather. First Edition. iii-[viii], -227, -26, [iii]-iv, , -420,  pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing and tears where call numbers have been removed. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Walloston's paper outlines his development of the meniscus lens, a lens when used with the camera obscura flattened the image projected causing less distortion from the actual item being projected.This complete 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.
London: Royal Society of London, 1782, 1783. Quarter Leather. First Edition. iii-vii, 302, xxv, , [iii]-iv, -462,  pp. 8vo. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing and tears where call numbers have been removed. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Article building upon Newton's theories, Short paper by Volta announcing the invention of the "condensatore" for measuring small amounts of atmospheric electricity otherwise too weak for detectionPaper by Wedgwood that describes the construction and use of a pyrometer, an ingenious invention for determining and registering high temperatures by the measurement of the shrinkage suffered by cylinders of prepared clay in the furnace or kiln.This...
Oxford, England: The Clarendon Press, 1909. Wraps. First Edition. 47,  pp. Folio. Explanatory text and two chromocollotype plates (one double) in wraps, along with 4 pages of black & white photographs of cave paintings from which some of these illustrations were derived. Cave paintings copied by M. Helen Tongue for this publication. Published with 54 individual color plates and map as to where the paintings were found (all present and in Fine condition) that accompany the volume and all are housed in a the original cardboard clamshell box. Box has considerable wear and repairs with splitting at edges, fair condition at best.
Also contains, "Notes on the Bushmen" by E. & D. Bleek, pp. 36-44. Very Good.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 806 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has numerous chips, tears, and losses, as well as minor staining, now in mylar cover. Green cloth boards with ivory cloth spine and gold embossed titling. Wear and scuffing to boards, light rust-like staining to boards and edges of text block.
Inscribed by E. B. White (1899-1985) to his wife, Katharine S. White (1892-1977) in blue ink on the first free endpaper: "For Katharine '...a lovely girl with ideals, principles, intelligence....' on that fateful day. 13 November. from Husband" A gift on the 41st anniversary of their wedding on November 13, 1929. According to Martha White, their granddaughter, Katharine White was a great admirer of Lady Bird Johnson and...
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950. Hardcover. First Edition. Annals of Mathematics, Second Series, Vol. 52, No. 2, September 1950. pp. 491-505. 4to. Ex-Library. Red cloth library binding with gold embossed titling to spine, call number pasted at base, library stamp at head and foredge of text block. Library bookplate on front pastedown, card pocket at rear. Very clean within.
Alan Turing's (1912-1954) last paper. Turing gained posthumous fame for his work in early computer theory and the practical application of those theories in the development of the Colossus computer that was responsible for the breaking the German Enigma codes during World War II. After the War, Turing began to contemplate his earlier paper, "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem," (Proceedings of...
New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. First Tudor Publishing Edition. xxxii, 814 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small losses and tears at edges, now in mylar cover.
Co-edited by husband and wife team E. B. White (1899-1985) and Katharine S. White (1892-1977), Coward McCann published the original edition of this title on November 7, 1941, the Tudor Publishing edition was the second edition produced in hardcover, the Armed Services Edition (in wraps) was issued in 1944. [Hall B5] The only book that the Whites collaborated on, the title went through multiple editions over the years, the last published in an abridged version in 1962. This edition is unique in that it is White's personal copy, with both their...
Philadelphia, PA: A. J. Holman Company, 1971. Full Leather. As. 280, 166 [Concordance], 22,  maps pp. 8vo. Flexible black leather binding with gold embossed titling to spine, all edges gilt, black ribbon marker. Black leather binding. Housed in custom clamshell box.
A unique, humorous, and poignant item, E. B. White's (1899-1985) personal Bible. Unique in that White has signed the Bible on the second free endpaper, humorous in that he has filled out the pre-printed gift presentation page to himself on May 28, 1975, on the occasion of "his buying a new Bible," and poignant that the only indication of any use is his recording of the death of his wife on the pre-printed page for family information: "Katharine Sergeant White July 20, 1977."...
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: 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.
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.
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.