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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
    • HEIRS OF ARNOLD BIRCKMANN, 1580
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    • Bibliographic details: With numerous geometrical text diagrams. Quarter vellum and marbled paper over boards; some light foxing to scattered leaves, otherwise a very nice copy. Rare illustrated edition of this classic work on optics, the most influential and widely read treatise on perspective and its underlying optical basis. Written in the second half of the thirteenth century during Peckham's professorship at the papal curia, it was "the most widely used of all optical texts . . . and remains today the best index of what was known to the scientific community in general on the subject" (DSB, X, pp. 475-476). Th... Read more
    • DE L'IMPRIMERIE DU CERCLE-SOCIAL, 1796
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Contemporary half-calf and marbled boards; generally browned due to paper stock, some signatures more than others. Book label of Fratelli Salimbeni and bookplate with initials CPC and motto, "nec adversa retorquent.". First edition. A remarkable work which presents the author's explanation of the origin and formation of the solar planetary system. Laplace's celebrated nebular hypothesis as well as his discoveries on the rotation of the moon, its elliptic path, etc., are included. The Systeme is divided into five books. The last book contains the author's brilliant history of a... Read more
    • HEINRICH DIETERICH, 1805
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Complete with half-title, engraved title depicting a bust of Democritus and 8 engraved plates; Original boards, an excellent copy with the large bookplate of H.A. and a contemporary signature on title. First edition of this monumental work in the history of comparative anatomy and human development. Blumenbach believed that an organism's morphology was capable of being modified by the environment and that the resultant changes were inherited. He argued that zoological classification should be based on structures associated with an animal's specific functions; it was in this wa... Read more
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    • MARELLI, 1784
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Engraved title vignette, head-piece, initial, and 1 folding engraved plate. Original wrappers, top of front wrapper torn away; minor spotting on preliminary and endleaves, otherwise an excellent unsophisticated copy preserved in a folding clamshell box. First edition of the author's fascinating treatise on lightning rods. Landriani treats not only practical matters of construction and use, but also incorporates a section on scientific theory, differentiating between natural and artificial electricity. He provides a detailed description of Franklin's experiments, and includes a... Read more
    • GEO STRAHAN & G. THURLBOURN, 1741
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    • Bibliographic details: Sixth edition With 12 folding plates. Engraved title vignette. Contemporary calf; some light browning and foxing. Ownership inscription on first fly-leaf. Sixth edition (first published in 1701) of Keill's lecture notes on Newtonian mechanics. Also included is a chapter in support of Huygens' approximation of the quadrature, in which he located the center of gravity of a segment of a circle. Keill (1671-1721), a famous mathematician and astronomer, was a friend and early champion of Isaac Newton and his Principia. He was a lecturer and the first to teach natural philosophy by experiments in... Read more
    • 1979
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    • Bibliographic details: Typed postal telegraph. [IN GERMAN]. To L.M. Ettlinger, a man who had spent the majority of his fortune helping Jewish refugees find safe havens. He enlisted Albert Einstein's help for this purpose. Read more
    • DAMIANUM ZENARIUM, 1582
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    • Bibliographic details: Printers device on title-page and on last verso leaf of colophon. Woodcut borders and charts, text illustrations, diagrams and tables throughout. Each year has a separate title as well as pages dealing variously with the calculations of the movements of celestial bodies, planetary positions, solar and lunar eclipses, festivals, annual revolutions, fixed stars, and much more. Contemporary vellum; text browned with some sections waterstained, still generally, a very good copy from the library of Owen Gingerich with his bookplate. First edition of the Novae ephemerides, the second part of Magi... Read more
    • PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR'S CHILDREN, 1748
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With subscriber's list, errata, and six folding engraved plates. Lacking the half-title and publisher's ads. A handsome copy in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. First edition of this author's defense of the most controversial points of Newton's cosmology, as well as his theories of celestial motion and gravity. Published posthumously by subscription for the benefit of the author's family, this edition contains a biography of Maclaurin by Patrick Murdoch (d. 1744), still the primary source of biographical information on the author. Maclaurin (1698-1746), a leading mat... Read more
    • 1952
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    • Bibliographic details: On letterhead of Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie. Diagrams of two chemical structures, in pen and ink on verso, a slip bearing further diagrams. one in pencil of the double helix, two copied over in pen and ink of DNA "unzipping", and of diagrams of chemical structures. Read more
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    • GALES AND SEATON, 1835
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION -- AN INSCRIBED COPY Contemporary straight grain morocco, rebacked. An excellent copy inscribed to David Potts Jun from John Quincy Adams on a presentation slip inserted before the title page, and with the ownership signature of Ralph R. Ritzman on the fly-leaf. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED, of Adams' biography of Gilbert du Motier (1757-1834), until June of 1790 the marquis de La Fayette. Lafayette was a French military officer who participated in both the American and French revolutions. As a result of his services, he was twice granted Honorary Citizenship of the United States,... Read more
    • T.W. FOR RICHARD WILKIN, 1702
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    • Bibliographic details: Second edition Contemporary calf, elaborate gilt spine. Presentation inscription from the author on the fly-leaf ("Ex dono autoris amici mei plurissme. . . ." From the library of the Earl of Stradbroke with his oval engraved bookplate and his inscription dated 1827 on the paste-down. A beautiful copy. Second edition of what is considered the beginning of scientific geology in England. This influential book presents the orthodox contemporary views of earth's structure. Woodward describes how he took every opportunity to examine digging operations, and dispatched questionnaires to all parts o... Read more
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    • MACMILLAN AND CO., 1896
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION COPY Original publisher's cloth over boards, cut flush, front cover lettered and ruled in black; presentation inscription, "G.E. Jelf, with the Author's sincere regards. Feb. 22, 1896." Preserved in a red morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. First edition of Carroll's early work of logic, the first issue with the introduction dated January 1896. Intended to supply "for a most interesting mental recreation," this work anticipates his later Game of logic (1897), and introduces his inventive use of square Venn diagrams to represent original syllogisms. Read more
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    • [VICTORIUS BALDINUS], 1601
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Elaborately engraved title, 2 engraved portraits, and 33 engraved anatomical plates. Our copy is one of a few printed with a blank verso M3, a printer's error, considered by researchers to be an earlier issue. It is also bound in the original boards, and due to a probable binder's error, it was bound without 4 congruent text leaves (Q2-3 and B2-3), which are supplied in facsimile. A few insignificant spots, but overall a handsome and elegant copy. The words "Enatomia placem" (?) in contemporary manuscript to top and bottom fore-edges. First edition of the most beautiful and ce... Read more
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