Paris: Domino Press, 1931. Hard Cover. First Edition. Colorful French take on the story of Daniel Boone in vibrant colors in the Art Modern tradition of the period. Text in French. Paper covered boards with illustration of Daniel Boone Camping. Soiling to cover boards, wear and rubbing at edges, spine cloth missing, but entire binding intact. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper, clean and vibrant within. Photographs gladly provided. Good.
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Arnoux, Guy. Paris: Devambez. 10 plates and cover page with limitation page at verso. Elephant Folio. Title page and plates hand colored and depict French soldiers in various battles from the Crusades through World War I and including Joan of Arc. Original folio with some staining to front and rear, colored illustration on cover board of a French World War I helmet within a wreath, original ribbon ties in France's colors of red, white and blue in original condition and still bright.
Published in an edition of 500, this is #446. Illustrtations all by Guy Arnoux.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1890. Wraps. First Edition. 1172 pp. 4to. Wear and cuffing to original light salmon colored wraps. Original paper label pasted to spine with Volume # and year handwritten in black ink. Clean within, most pages uncut. Text in French. Housed in custom protective chemise with gold embossed titling to spine.
Edouard Branly (1844-1940) demonstrates the first sensitive device for detecting radio waves, later named the "coherer." Very Good.
Brassaï [Halász, Gyula]. Paris: Les Éditions Du Temps, 1961. Hardcover. First Edition. 43 pp. 4to. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, bumping to corners with small tears, now in mylar cover. Minor foxing to white cloth boards, clean within. Text in French.
Documentation, in text and photographs, of two conversations Brassaï had with Picasso. Very Good / very good.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1903. Hardcover. First Edition. 1782 pp. 4to. Paper covered boards with brown leather spine with gold embossed tilting, minor chipping to head and foot of spine. Very clean within. Text in French.
In 1903, Pierre Curie and his laboratory assistant Albert Laborde determined that radioactivity releases immense amounts of heat -- 100 calories per gram per hour. Very Good.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1878. Hardcover. First Edition. 576 pp. 8vo. Patterned brown paper covers with green leather spine, gold embossed titling and horizontal lines. Light scuffing from shelf wear. Clean within. Numerous plates and illustrations, some folding. Text in French.
Annual volume of papers by numerous authors on a chemistry and physics, illustrated with numerous plates. Very Good.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1869. Wraps. First Edition. 1635 pp. 4to. Wear and cuffing to original light salmon colored wraps. Original paper label pasted to spine with Volume # and year handwritten in black ink. Clean within, most pages uncut. Text in French.
Important paper in which Jules Janssen describes his observation of the spectral line in the sun that was later determined to be a new element (helium), the only element initially discovered outside the earth. Norman Lockyer observed the same spectral line several months later and even later determined that it represented a new element. Lockyer and Janssen are both credited with the discovery. Very Good.