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New York: J. J. Augustin, 1945. Hardcover. First Edition. 148 pp. 4to. Beige cloth boards with black embossed titles to cover board and spine; light scuffing and wear, overall fading of cloth. Interior has minimal foxing, light musty smell.
Kersetz's documentation of a "typical" day in Paris. Many photographs accompanied by short text that is more speculative as to the image than factually descriptive. Very Good.
St. Paul, MN: The Ampersand Club, 2005. Soft Cover. First Trade. 44 pp. Frontisportrait. Gray cloth over boards with mounted paper title label on spine and front cover. Set in Bembo type and printed on Zerkall paper by Gaylord Schanilec. From an edition of 626, this is one of 500 copies from the trade edition. Fine.
Rio di Janeiro/Salvador, Brazil: Livraria Kosmos Editora Ltda/Fundacao Cultural do Estado da Bahia, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition. 146 pp. 4to. Light wear and chipping to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. White glossy cover boards with gray titling to cover and spine. Clean within. Heavily illustrated survey of decorative tiles of the Bahia region of Brazil. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. Hardcover. Second Edition. Originally published in 1914, revised in 1915. Blue cloth board with a Kolb Brothers photograph of the interior of the Grand Canyon reproduced in color and pasted into red Southwest inspired border on cover board. Gold embossed titiling to cover board and spine. Light scuffing overall, wear at corners. Text block slightly loose in boards. Previous owner's name in pencil on first free endpaper, and a note, "Summer reading for 1923." Minor staining to preliminary pages due to quality of paper. Illustrated with dozens of Kolb Brothers photographs that document the Canyon and their trips. Good.
Binghamton, NY: The Bellevue Press, 1978. Broadside. First Edition. 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" postcard printed as a broadside of Ted Kooser's short poem, "New Year's Day"in black ink on a goldenrod field. This was the first printing of the poem by the the man who would become the U.S. Poet Laureate, serving two terms from 2004-2006. Fine.
New Britain, CT: G. Bridge and E. Cunningham, 1968. Wraps. Limited Edition. 10 pp. Monocolor ills. Tiny little book ( 1.5" ) written by a 9-year old was printed in an edition of 100. Printed in purple on lavendar paper, it's a poem about her favorite color, violet. Stock wraps covered with self jacket in tiny checkerboard pattern in purple on white. Silver-spattered white eps. By hand, at back "Designed and Executed by Robert E. Massmann," (a noted name in miniatures). Fine.
Paris: Claude Barbin, 1690. Full leather. First Edition. Instructions for Fruit and Vegetable Gardens. 4to. Volume I: 1, 6, 16, 522, 2 pp. Volume II: 566, 2 pp. Volume I begins with a 6 page dedication to the King of France, Louis XIV, followed by 16 pages of poems, the first an ode to Pomona by Santolius Victorinus, and a frontispiece engraving of La Quntinye followed by an ode to La Quntinye by Perrault. Volume I contains 3 plates: pp. 32/33 tri-fold plate of the Potager du Roy a Versailles (Kitchen Garden of the King at Versailles), older Japanese paper tape repair at verso width of plate where it was completely separated in half; pp. 304/305 tri-fold plate of 15 illustrations of pruning instructions; pp.....
Laman, Tim. Washington DC: National Geographic/The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 227 pp. Oblong 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Brand new.
A lush and stunning book of color photographs of the New Guinea's elusive birds-of-paradise. Signed by author & photographer Tim Laman on the title in year of publication. Scarce! Fine / fine.
Easton, PA: American Chemical Society, 1919. Wraps. First Edition. , -120, -1030 pp. [4 pp. ads]. 8vo. Green paper covers with slight darkening at edges of front and rear covers from age, 1/2" loss at head of spine. Clean within.
In this 1819 paper Irving Langmuir (1881-1957) proposed a set of eleven postulates describing the arrangement of electrons in shells and layers, and used the postulates to derive the properties of the chemical elements. In the same paper he also coined the term “covalence.” Langmuir was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “for his discoveries and investigations in surface chemistry.”. Very Good.
Paris: Chez Crochard, 1820. Quarter Leather. First Edition. 448 pp., 8vo. Quarter leather binding with brown leather spine and marbled boards. Spine has four raised bands with black leather patch title with gold embossed titling. A very nicely executed later binding originally published in wraps. Light wear at edges. Ex-Library with small ink stamp on title page and at base of page 5. Very clean within.
Two papers by famous scientists describing theories of the cooling of the earth. Laplace's article, "Sur la Diminution de la durée du jour par le refroidissement de la terre" pp. 410-417, 1820; Fourier's article, "Extrait d'un Memoire sur le Refroidissement seculaire du globe terrestre" pp. 418-438. Fine.
Leipzig, Germany: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1901. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. viii, 876 pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather binding with dark leather spine and corners, four raised bands at spine with gold tilting. Interior clean with the only indication of ex-library being the "Withdrawn" stamp on the title page. Text in German.
Pyotr Lebedev (1866-1912) used a very sensitive experiment to confirm Maxwell’s prediction of the radiation pressure of light, and announced the finding at the World Physics Congress in Paris. Very Good.
Burlington, VT: The Robert Hull Fleming Museum, 1975. Hard Cover. First Edition. 42 pp. Most likely bound by The Janus Press as a keepsake for subscribers and friends, although composed and printed by the Stinehour Press. Paper covered boards with a brown cloth spine and small applied paper label to title. Gift inscription dated 1976 from Claire Van Vliet on second free endpaper. An exceptional copy of the catalog raisonne of the first twenty years of The Janus Press.
Cambridge, England: Royal Society of London, 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, 140 pp. 8vo. Gray paper wraps with library stamp in red at upper right corner of cover, small note in pencil at foot of cover. Interior clean.
Sir John Lennard-Jones (1894–1954) showed how to use the “linear combination of atomic orbitals” (LCAO) approximation for molecular orbitals to derive the electronic structure of complex molecules such as fluorine and oxygen in addition to simpler molecules. Very Good.
San Franciscio, CA: Robert Grabhorn & Andrew Hoyem, 1973. Hard Cover. First Edition. 38 pp. Light brown buckram covered boards with paper title label pasted to spine. Light discoloration to cover boards around edges. Clean and crisp within. Beautifully produced with a red titling to title page as well as a green and yellow rose, red capital letter at the start of each short chapter.
Frontispiece portrait of Albert Bender by Ansel Adams. A celebration of the life of noted San Francisco patron of the arts, Albert Bender. Printed by Grabhorn & Hoyem in an edition of 200 copies. Very Good.
Concord, MA: Robert D. Naiva, 1975. Full Leather. First Edition. An absolutely exquisite miniature two-volume leather edition. Each volume is the account of the Battle of Concord from the American and English perspective. Full blue leather, gold embossed title in a blue coth slipcase that has light wear and scuffing from shelf wear. Each volume pristine within. One of 2,000 copies; printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland; bound by Reliure du Centre S.A., Limoges, France. Fine.
London: Royal Society of London, 1858. Hardcover. First Edition. v, , 21, -909 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.
Joseph Lister's (1827-1912) articles investigate pigmentation in frogs and his explanation of inflammation. Although he did not develop the product, Lister's work in antisepsis led Joseph Lawrence to name the mouthwash Listerine after him in 1879 Also contains John P. Gassiot's "The Bakerian Lecture -- On the Stratifications and Dark Band in Electrical Discharges as observed in Torricellian Vacua" (Volume 148 pp. 1-16, 1858) and Arthur Cayley's "Memoir on the Theory of Matrices" & "A Memoir on the.....
London: Royal Society of London, 1869. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, v, , , 28, -812 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.
J. Norman Lockyer's (1836-1920) paper explaining his discovery of helium in the sun, a discovery that was made 25 years before helium was discovered on earth. Also contains Thomas Andrews' "The Bakerian Lecture: On the Continuity of the Gaseous and Liquid States of Matter" (pp. 575-590). Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1873. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , iv, , -662 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. Very Good.