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    • LIBRAIRIE DE L. HACHETTE, 1843
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With numerous tables and a folding plate. Contemporary red pebbled cloth, stamp of the Lycée Impérial de St. Quentin (all gilt faded) on the front cover, gilt spine in compartments; silk moire endpapers, minor spotting throughout, overall a very good copy. First edition of Cournot's popular and successful work on the theory of chance occurrences. Cournot's work is "important in the history of the calculus of probability, since it examines in an original way the interpretation and foundations of this calculus and its applications. According to Cournot, occurrences in our world ... Read more
    • HUNT AND CLARKE, 1827
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Publisher's cloth, author and title in gilt on spine; a very good copy. First edition of Bentham's critical examination of Richard Whately's Elements of logic, which was printed in the same year. It is here that the principle of the quantification of the predicate, "an augmented syllogistic scheme of an almost symbolic form," was first explicitly stated. Bentham closely analyzes every aspect of Whately's work, defining logic and treating the classification of entities, propositions, deductions and forms of syllogisms. Of particular importance is Bentham's discussion of Whately... Read more
    • PROSTAT IN OFFICINA LIBRARIA RENGERIANA, 1740
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    • Bibliographic details: Revised third ed Title in red and black, folding plate and privilege leaf, engraved head- and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments with label, faint coat of arms on the cover (possibly the dedicatee Prince Charles I of Assia); interior browned due to paper stock. Signature of Dietrich Mahnke (see below) dated July, 1913 on fly-leaf. . The revised third edition of Wolff's notable work on rational philosophy. First published in 1728, the author here reveals his concept of philosophy as a total science, continuing Descartes' belief that all science could be deduced... Read more
    • JOHN W. PARKER, 1843
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Contemporary calf, spine gilt with twin labels, small portion of head of spine of Vol. I missing, marbled edges and endpapers; blank endleaves spotted as usual in most copies, text in excellent condition. First edition of the author's most important work in pure philosophy. He here gives an account not only of logic, but of the methods of science and their applicability to social as well as purely natural phenomena. "Mill called himself a 'philosopher of experience'; he believed that all knowledge of the universe is derived from sensory observation, and he opposed those who cl... Read more
    • PETRI PERNAE, 1583
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Woodcut initials and headpieces. Contemporary vellum, small indentation on front cover; possibly rebound in the sixteenth century with 2 leaves of contemporary wastepaper (as endpapers) noting Galen, medicine and pharmacy. Generally, an excellent copy, from the Lehmann library of logic. First edition of Scribonius' work containing his valuable commentary in support of Petrus Ramus, the anti-Aristotelian philosopher from Northern France. Scribonius (fl. 1576-1583), a physician and philosopher from Marburg, taught at the Corbach school, where he lectured on logic and natural phi... Read more
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    • CORNELIUS NICOLAI, 1606
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    • Bibliographic details: THIRD EDITION Allegorical engraved title and 174 engraved maps. Contemporary vellum, ties present; old light dampstain extending from upper margin affecting a number of leaves. Significant early annotations to numerous leaves and rear endpapers. Bertius' Tabularum geographicarum was the finest and most important edition of the Caert thresoor, Barent Langenes' miniature atlas first published in 1598. Langenes (fl. 1598-1610) was a publisher in Middelburg and most likely the author of the text of the well-known and popular work that set the standard for the miniature atlas. Bertius' revised L... Read more
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    • N.P., 1700
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    • Bibliographic details: Edizione Testina Vignette of Machiavelli's portrait on title. Separate dated title pages to all parts except the Historie fiorentine which begins the volume. Dell'arte della guerra contains typographical figures depicting military formations and a double-page woodcut illustration depicting an army camp, and a manuscript table of contents following L'asino d'oro. Contemporary half vellum and marbled boards, manuscript titles on spine. Despite some browning and damp-staining, an excellent copy with an ownership inscription dated 1801 on the paste-down. I. Early edition of the political works ... Read more
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    • BARILETTO, 1561
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Each part with separate title. Woodcut printer's device of "Prudence" with the motto Prudentia negotium non fortuna ducat on each title and full-page on verso of last leaf of each part, woodcuts historiated initials, text woodcut illustration of an alchemical instrument (sigilla hermetis), contemporary manuscripts notes. Contemporary vellum, a bit worn, with faint notes on covers; some browning and minor staining. Manuscript note on second title that suggests that Rossello is an alias for D. Panizza of Venice (?). Also of interest is the different spelling of Venice, "Venegia"... Read more
    • MACMILLAN & CO, 1894
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    • Bibliographic details: SECOND EDITION Text illustrations. Original publisher's cloth, an exceptionally good copy. Ownership signature of the writer and electrical engineer F[ranz] J[osphe] Dommerque. Scarce second edition of Heaviside's collected works in all aspects of electricity, practical and theoretical. First printed two years earlier, many of the papers had originally appeared in the Philosophical Magazine and The Electrician. He deals with "theoretical aspects of problems in telegraphy and electrical transmission, making use of an unusual calculatory method called operational calculus, now better known as... Read more
    • MALLET-BACHELIER, 1859
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With 14 folding plates. Contemporary marbled boards backed in pebbled calf; some foxing, especially in the text toward the end of each volume, otherwise a very good copy with the stamp of the Bibliotheque de Sichel with its motto, "Nihil sine opera.". First edition of Billet's fundamental textbook of optics, with emphasis on polarization, refracting and interference. He opens with basic theories and constants of optics, vibratory movements, diffraction, polarized and unpolarized light, and proceeds to detail the new principles of geometric optics, double circular refraction, r... Read more
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    • Bibliographic details: Signed by the artist in the lower right corner and dated Paris, [19]38. With two small tears expertly repaired. Lois M. Jones (1905-1998) was an influential African-American artist whose internationally recognized career spanned from the period of the Harlem Renaissance through the late 1990's. Despite the pervasive gender and racial discrimination of the time, Jones won a scholarship to the Boston Museum School and continued her studies at Harvard, Columbia, and Howard (where she later became an instructor). She was also a co-founder of a group known as "The Little Paris Studio," an influe... Read more
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    • JOHN MURRAY, 1932
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With 20 plates of photographic images, numerous text illustrations, and 2 folding plates. Original cloth, dust jacket in good condition with some soiling, nicks, and minor loss to upper and lower spine and back cover, plus pencil markings on the back cover and back flap; interior very good, with a few notes in pencil by a previous owner. With the bookplate of Arnold Thackray on the paste-down. First edition of one of the author's most important works. This book was intended to appeal to the general reading public as well as students of science and discusses radioactive element... Read more
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    • JOHN MURRAY, 1828
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Original cloth-backed boards, spine label; overall in superb condition. From the libraries of the Essex Institute, Francis Peabody Library, and Arnold Thackray, with both bookplates present. First edition and considered "very scarce and not in the usual chemical bibliographies" (Neville). Noted as a significant book in the development of the theory of chemical combination, in which the combining weights of the known elements are presented in tabular form. It is also important because it gave an experimental basis to Dalton's atomic theory and brought the use of equivalent weig... Read more
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    • LUCAM BERTELLUM; CHRISTOPHER GRYPHIUM, 1564
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITIONS Title page to each work. Three lovely woodblock text initials. Half-calf with paper boards; some leaves lightly water-stained along lower corners, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition of two rare treatises on syphilis. "In this classic work on 'the French disease,' Fallopius wrote more knowingly of the Europe-wide scourge of syphilis than previous authors on the subject and was one of the first to oppose the use of mercury in its treatment." Posthumously printed, Fallopius (1523-1562) was a surgeon and professor at Ferrar, Pisa and Padua where he succeeded his own teach... Read more
    • BENJ. MOTTE, 1727
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    • Bibliographic details: Fourth 8vo. edition Complete with frontispiece portrait in volume 1, with inscription within oval frame, 5 maps and 1 plate of symbols, woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf; a number of leaves browned or waterstained, especially on the preliminary and end blank leaves, otherwise a very nice copy from the collection of Nathaniel E. Stein, late President of the Manuscript Society. Despite "second edition" on both title pages, Terrink cites this as the fourth octavo edition; three editions were published the prior year. These are the voyages of the Captain Gulliver, whose (unintende... Read more
    • PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, 1746
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Full black morocco, gilt titled to upper cover; some foxing. First edition of the author's rare essay on electrical induction with his descriptions of a series of experiments. Martin regarded electricity as a type of subtle matter, the various phenomena being produced by its vibrations, as first suggested by Newton in his Doctrine of Light. He explains his concepts of electric virtue, the qualities of electric fire (as opposed to fire from lightning), and the nature of bodies (including animal) that are infused with electricity. Mar... Read more
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    • MANUSCRIPT AND PAINTING WITH MONOTYPE, 1923
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    • Bibliographic details: 14 pp. 24 plates, each with decorative separate title page, numbered and with title of painting . Each painting is double page with cut out for painting with tissue cover. 16 pages of quotations and poems from Blake, Tennyson and Goethe, Amaranth & Asphodel, and songs all finely decorated. Original calf binding with the author's wife's initials on front cover, probably bound especially for her. Read more
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    • TICKNOR REED AND FIELDS, 1850
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    • Bibliographic details: Title in red and black with publisher's ads dated March 1, 1850 between front endpapers. With all first issue points. Original blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine; text lightly toned with a couple of insignificant stains on lower fore-edge of a few leaves. A superb copy, possibly re-cased and preserved in a morocco clamshell box with a scarlet "A" applique on front cover. First edition, first issue of one of the great classic of American literature. Printed in a limited edition of 2500 copies. Read more
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    • GEORGE ELD, 1610
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    • Bibliographic details: First edition in English Woodcut device on title. Contemporary calf rebacked with original backstrip laid down, both covers stamped with central gilt decoration; first two leaves repaired on edges, minor browning to fore-edges, otherwise a very nice copy with the ownership signature on title of Dan Baker dated 1822 as well as inscription that the book was "purchased from Dan Baker by J.M. Moore" dated 1824. First edition in English, translated by John Healey from the Latin version edited by Juan Luis Vives (1492-1540), the famed Spanish scholar who was encouraged by his friend Erasmus to wo... Read more
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