Hanover, Germany: 1915. Leather. As. 499 pp. An exquisite little book, a treasure for the reader of old German. The black leather cover has gilt design of cross on front, gilt lettering front and spine. Spine is labeled "Gelfangbuch" (presumably, hymnbook) and Marianne Hahn, presumably original owner. AEG. A delicate filigreed brass clasp (all elements present) closes the book at center. There are three small indentations on front cover, as if book had always been held in the same manner. Eps are a lovely ivory moire. B/w frontis engraving of the crucifiction. First four pages are for family records, followed by an index. Then the words for 638 hymns follow, with musical suggestions but no actual music. A list of composers is present, then a....
Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, 1914. Hard Cover. First Edition. 123 pp. Front cover and spine have stamped, gilt lettering. Covers are lightly frayed along edges. Corners are frayed to the boards. Cloth spine is badly frayed at top and bottom, as well as being torn across the middle. Stamped lettering is worn, aged and frayed. Two page introduction by C.H. Baer, otherwise, no text. 120 full color plates of between the wars? (volume is not dated) interior design schemes. Very Good.
Wien & Prag: Franz Haas, 1796. Hardcover. As. +/- 300 pp/ volume. B/w steel engravings & maps. Set consists of Vol. 3, parts 1 & 2; Vol. 4, parts 1 & 2; Vol. 5, part 2; Vol. 6, part 2; and Vol. 7, parts 1 & 2. Books are bound in marbled boards with calf spines and corners. Spines of all have gilt title blocks, raised bands, and gilt embellishments. Old German lettering stamped in gilt. All edges stained red. Corners bumped and rubbed, some edgewear to all volumes. Leather rubbed at hinges, worn occasionally, but all covers are securely attached. Marbled eps. Each book has a bookplate from the Library of Ohio Weslyan University on fpd and a stamp on the title page., with...
Stuttgart, Berline, Leipzig: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1922. Hard Cover. First Edition. 459 pp. Subtitle, "Liebe, Ehe, Heirat, Beburt, Religion, Aberglaube, Lebensgervohnheiten, Kultureigentumlidjkeiten Tod und Bestattung bei allen Volkern der Erde." (Volume 2) Front cover has a stylized color illustration of two young (Egyptian?) women making an offering between two columns of a temple (?) Gold-colored cloth spine has faded, blind-stamped gilt lettering and decoration. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and worn along extremities. Spine ends are bumped and frayed. Corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Text, in German, is augmented by numerous b/w photos and occasional, full-page, color illustrations. This appears to be something like a German version of National Geographic Magazine, exploring exotic countries and cultures. In this volume: Korea...
Munich: H. Hugendubel, 1933. Soft Cover. 152 pp. B/w photo ills. White paper cover over paper. Photo of Ferdl on front, blue lettering front and spine. Spine sunned. Cover chipped. Interior tight, well-illustrated with photos and cartoons. The German text appears to be in dialect, apparently an autobiographical work by this Bavarian comic. Newspaper clipping included. Photos include Ferdl with Hitler prior to 1933. Signed by author in pencil on half-title page.
Signed by Author. Very Good.
Braunschweig & Berlin, Germany: Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn/Julius Springer, 1922, 1923, 1924. Hardcover. First Edition. Volume 10: iv, 413 pp. 8vo; Volume 16: iv, 409,  pp. 8vo; Volume 21: iv, 382 pp, 8vo. Each volume is ex-library with brown patterned paper boards, lighter brown cloth spines and corner tips; gold embossed titling to spine. Library stamps within, including stamps on title page of each volume, very clean with card pocket remaining on the rear pastedown of each volume. All text in German.
Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann (1888-1925) was a Russian mathematician and physicist who built upon Einstein's theory of relativity and further expanded his own theories that the universe has both homogeneous (looks the same from every location) and isotropic (looks the same in every...
Munchen: Georg D.W. Callwey, 1951. Hardcover. First Edition. 240 pp.; 123 pp. Color and black & white illustrations. Pink boards with white spines with green designs on front, green lettering on spines. Wear to corners. Pictorial dust jackets are white with deep pink spine lettering. Front covers have a design of a restaurant, green and white lettering. Text pages aged, first free endpaper in Vol. 1 is creased with a closed tear. Design books on the hotel and restaurant business, these two volumes are lavishly illustrated with photos, sketches, and some colored plates. Text in German. Very Good / Very Good.
Buchandlung: Schlatz'schen, 1907. Charcoal Boards. First. 167 pp. B/w ills. 2 fold-out maps accented in color. Gray wraps titled on front in bright gilt. Aged at edges and on spine, which has title inked on. Binding tight. Map of southwestern Germany printed on verso front cover, extended and folded to form extended ep. Ink p.o. verso frontis. Back cover has 16x20" fold-out map of city in excellent condition - one small closed tear to margin. A delightful guidebook full of pictures of a pretty little village in Germany pre-WW I. Text in German. Contents aged but tight and clean. Very Good Plus.
Berlin, Germany: Julius Springer, 1926. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 948 pp, 8vo. Volume is ex-library with brown patterned paper boards, lighter brown cloth spines and corner tips; gold embossed titling to spine. Wear to edges of cover boards where cloth has worn to reveal board beneath, hinge cloth beginning to split at front and rear cover but still tight to boards. Library stamps within, including stamps on title page of each volume, very clean with card pocket remaining on the rear pastedown of each volume. All text in German.
“Über die Spektra von Atomsystemen mit zwei Elektronen” by Werner Heisenberg (pp. 499-518) outlines the experiment in which Heisenberg refined the principle of "exchange interaction" Very Good.
Berlin, Germany: Julius Springer, 1927. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 917 pp, 8vo. Volume is ex-library with brown patterned paper boards, lighter brown cloth spines and corner tips; gold embossed titling to spine. Library stamps within, including stamps on title page of each volume, very clean with card pocket remaining on the rear pastedown of each volume. All text in German.
"Zur Deutung der Molekelspektren" by Friedrich Hund (pp. 93 - 120) is his third paper on Molecular Orbital Theory. Very Good.
Frankfurt and Leipzig: 1794. Half Leather. As. 222 pp + 172 pp. 8vo. Publisher not noted. Plain paper boards with brown calf spine and corners. Leather worn, with bumped corners, chipping along spine edges and extremities. Upper title block on spine is missing. Gilt on bands and second title block is wearing. Lovely marbling on side and bottom edges; top edges soiled. A different marbled pattern on eps, which are starting to split at front edge. Neat bookplate on verso fep. Could be missing frontis. Clean, tight copy of a classic, very rare with the two titles in one binding. Text in German. Very Good.
Bern: Stampfli & Cie, 1967. Hardcover. First Edition. Roughly translated: "Silks in the Italian Painting of the Fourteenth Century." 523 pp. Folio. Scuffing and light soiling to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Minor staining to foredge of text block clean within. Text in German. Very Good / very good.
Kolodziej, Marian. Gdansk, Poland: stowo/obraz, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition. Unpaginated. Oblong 4to. Light wear to dust jacket, which is now in mylar cover. Dust jacket also folds out to create a poster of one of Kolodziej's images from the exhibition of a field of skeletons in black & white. Text in German.
Catalog that accompanied the exhibition of the same name. This exhibition represented Marian Kolodziej's interpretation of his experiences in Auschwitz during his internment through his art and as an installation at the Nationalmuseums Gdansk. Artist's statement and curator's statement printed on a separate pamphlet in English and laid into this volume. Fine / fine.
Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1907. Hardcover. First Edition. 390 pp. B/w & color ills. Interesting cover is a pale print of daisies with yellow centers on a lighted ivory background. This pattern is repeated on book edges. Front cover has b/w illus. of woman holding fan, gilt lettering, and red and black Japanese characters. Spine lettered in gilt in German, the language of the text. Spine has a few discolored spots. There is occasional edgewear to cover, and three of the four corners are bumped. Eps, in the same daisy print, have penciled p.o. on ffep and a small stamped letter "B" on rear paste-down. Just a touch of foxing to prelims and occasionally throughout. Frontis is a color portrait of Dame Tomimoto Toyohina, protected...
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.
Lebanon, PA: Frank G. Light, 1928. Hard Cover. First Edition. 128 pp. Marbled orange cover with black taped spine has a caricature of a schoolmaster in black on front. Interior fine - maybe never read, as letter included indicates that it was an unsolicited gift. A series of letters originally published before the turn of the century in the Lebanon Daily News and the Lebanon (PA) Semi-Weekly News, the text is in the German dialect particular to the Pennsylvania Dutch area of eastern Pennsylvania and known as Palatinate German. A seldom-seen copy in excellent condition. Very Good.
Leipzig: Seeman, 1903. Wraps. First Edition. 114 pp. + 4 pp. pub ads. 8vo. B/w ills & photos. "Beriihmte Kunststatten Nr. 19" Green wraps have crosshatch pattern stamped all over. Front cover lettered in gilt and decorated with black. Gilt title on spine. Spine is chipped at both ends, less than half an inch at heel, and half of that at head. Lower corner of back cover is chipped - not much. All edges tinted red. Verso front cover has an ink p.o., a small bookstore stamp, and a label with writing blacked out. On the t.p. is a stamp of the Deutscher Klub Lausanne. Text entirely in old German script. Apparently a survey and history of art and architecture in Danzig. Clean and tight...
Görlitz, Germany: Ben Hermsdorf und Anton, 1794. Quarter Leather. As. , 265, 301 pp. 12mo. Quarter Leather binding with marbled paper covered boards, considerable soling and war, chipping and small losses at head and foot of spine. Small red and white oval labels affixed to front cover some time ago, Previous owner's nots on front pastedown, general darkening of pages due to age. Text in German. Good.
Berlin, Germany: Julius Springer, 1926. Hardcover. First Edition. vii, 951 pp, 8vo. Volume is ex-library with brown patterned paper boards, lighter brown cloth spines and corner tips; gold embossed titling to spine. Library stamps within, including stamps on title page of each volume, very clean with card pocket remaining on the rear pastedown of each volume. All text in German.
“Über dass Wasserstoffspektrum vom Standpunkt der neuen Quantenmechanik” by Wolfgang Pauli (pp. 336-363) in which Pauli outlines his theory of the hydrogen spectrum which contributed to the study of quantum mechanics; “Zur Deutung einiger Erscheinungen in den Molekelspektren” by Freidrich Hund (pp. 657-674) is his early paper on Molecular Orbital Theory; “Zur Quantelung des Idealen Einatomigen Gases” by Enrico Fermi (pp. 902-912) outlines what became...
Leipzig, Germany: Verlag Von Veit & Comp. 1911. Hardcover. vii, 288 pp. 8vo. Burgundy cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to cover and spine. Light scuffing to covers, minor sunning to spine. Front pastedown split at gutter, first signature of text block loosening from bock, tender. Light foxing within. Text in German. Good.
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.
Leipzig: R. Voightlander, 1924. Hardcover. As. 600 pp. 4to. B/w photo ills. Subtitle: "(With Flashlight and Rifle) Neue Beobachtungen und Erlebnisse in Derwildnis Inmitten der Tierwelt von Aquatorial Ostafrika." Striking cover ruled in black, lettered in black and yellow on front (black on spine), with picture of elephant center front. Top edges tinted green. Brown dj, similarly decorated, is clean and bright on front, edgeworn and chipped on spine, and has a large closed tear on back. Protective cover prevents further damage. Nice sage green marbled eps. Printed in German on glossy stock, with lavish photo ills. Very Good / very good.