Science Books (United Kingdom)

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  1. Thumb_venezia-dalla-prima-crociata-alla-conquista-dad46589-75e4-4a54-b49f-15d11feca05f
    • FIRENZE, SANSONI, 1965
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 190pp + 24 tavv. VG/G+ Prima (unica) edizione, rilegatura editoriale tutta tela verde con scritte dorate al dorso, in sovraccopertina editoriale illustrata, leggere tracce d'uso sulla sovraccopertina e sguardie lievemente ingiallite dal tempo, altrimenti in ottime condizioni, quasi nuovo. Autori Runciman, Dupre'-Theseider, Brezzi, Fasoli, Pertusi, Zakythinos e Bettini, con 24 tavole in b/n in fine del volume. Read more
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    • FIRENZE, OLSCHKI, 1952
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 225pp + cxii tavv. VG/none Prima (unica) edizione, solida rilegatura in tutta tela rossa con scritte ed emblema dorati al piatto anteriore, lievi tracce di uso in copertina, ex-libris privato sulla sguardia, in ottime condizioni, quasi nuovo internamente. Monografia dedicata al pittore Pisanello (1395 circa - ottobre 1455) con 112 tavole in b/n in fine al volume. Read more
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    • PADOVA, RANDI, 1968
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 1005pp VG/none Prima (unica) edizione, solida rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela rossa, scritte dorate al dorso e al piatto con emblema, piccola etichetta di libreria alla sguardia, minime tracce d'uso, nel complesso in eccellenti condizioni. Poderosa storia di Padova coprente il periodo dalle origini al Settecento, ricca di note e con estesa bibliografia in fine; una seconda parte con il Risorgimento era stata prevista ma mai completata a causa della prematura morte del Simioni. Volume pesante oltre 2kg con spese di spedizione aggiuntive. Read more
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    • PARIS, GABON, 1825
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 565pp + errata G/none First (only?) edition, in French. Later rebinding, brown hardback with gilt lettering on spine, rear hinge cracked open, small faint ex-library stamp on title, no other stamps noted inside, sporadic light foxing, traces of dust on edges, overall G-to-VG inside. Scarce early work on the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestine by the French physician Charles-Michel Billard (b. 1800 – d. 1832). Full title: De la Membrane Muqueuse Gastro-Intestinale dans l'état sain et dans l'état inflammatoire (On the gastrointestinal mucous membrane in healthy and inflammatory condi... Read more
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    • BOSTON, STRATFORD, 1924
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 269pp + fldg charts VG/none First (only) edition. Original editorial blue cloth with gilt lettering on front board and spine, cover with just minimal wear and lettering on front board still bright, paper slightly age-browned, overall in VG conditions, a nice copy. Book devoted to the international communications by submarine cables and radio and their role in the foreign relations of the United States of America. With two folding charts and a large folded map of worldwide cables at the end. Read more
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    • LONDON, THE WIRELESS PRESS, 1919
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 414pp + cat. G/none Original editorial red cloth with bright gilt lettering on front and spine, light signs of wear with a faint discolouration patch on the rear board, preliminary page browned as usual, owner inscription on pastedown, paper slightly yellowed by age, overall a G-to-VG copy of this scarce book. Comprehensive and important early work in English on radiotelephony, with a very extensive bibliography at the end, one of the best on the subject of that period updating, more than a decade later, the classic Ruhmer’s book. This is the original edition, not a modern reprint or reprod... Read more
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    • CAMBRIDGE, UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1901
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 294pp, 393pp VG/none First edition. Editorial red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, minimal signs of wear, internally in excellent conditions, tight and clean, volume II almost entirely unopened, overall a very good, nice set. Collection of the technical (vol. I) and scientific (vol. II) papers by John Hopkinson, with many diagrams and charts including a memoir of Hopkinson and his portrait facing the frontespice of volume I. Not ex-library, scarce set to be found in such a good condition. Read more
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    • OXFORD, CLARENDON, 1957
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 219pp + VI plates VG/none First (only) edition. Original editorial black cloth, bright gilt lettering on spine, minimal signs of wear, acc. number on spine, ex-lib. stamp on endpaper, title, a couple of unobstrusive stamps noted inside, otherwise in excellent conditions, a tight and clean copy. Classic work on electrical contact and related subjects by an authority in the field. Read more
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    • LONDON, CROSBY LOCKWOOD, 1929
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 176pp + samples vol. VG/none First edition in two volumes. Editorial grey cloth with black lettering on front boards and spines, minimal signs of wear, ex-library acc. nos on spines and small labels on pastedowns, small stamps at the back of the plates, otherwise in excellent conditions, a nice, clean and tight set. Comprehensive treatise on paper, for various uses, the thick vol. II is for the multiple samples of papers and boards, the last group of the samples are loose with a punch hole at the top, presumably as published. Very scarce complete in two volumes. Read more
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    • LONDON, WATERLOW AND SONS, 1925, 1927, 1928
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 617pp, 812pp, 637pp G-to-VG/none First (only) edition, each volume published in a different year. A complete set with vol. I of different provenance. Editorial blue-black hardback, lettering on front boards and spines, spines generally darkened and covers lightly creased. Vol. I is worn, owner inscription, stamp on endpaper and pastedown with pencil marks and notes inside and a couple of tears (no loss), presumably (from the stamp) used at a telegraph station in Chile nevertheless in fair-to-good conditions. Volumes II and III have a small owner inscription on endpaper and are in VG+ condit... Read more
  11. Thumb_musical-memoirs-2cf6fe4a-3bc7-4d87-b055-f31eabb25fae
    • LONDON, COLBURN AND BENTLEY, 1830
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 350pp, 333pp VG/none First (only) edition, complete in two volumes. Full title Musical Memoirs comprising An Account on the General State of Music in England, from the First Commemoration of Handel in 1784, to the Year 1830, Interspersed with Numerous Anecdotes, Musical, Histrionic, &c. Rebound in modern green buckram with gilt lettering on spine and new endpapers, just a faint damp stain on lower corner of the first sheets in vol.I and sporadic foxing, generally light (see photos), overall in VG conditions. Musical recollections (and much more) of William Thomas Parke, forty years principa... Read more
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    • VARIOUS, 1920S
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: over 800pp tot. NB: please note that the item offered is NOT the original physical book or catalogue; it is an e-book consisting of a CD-ROM disc containing readable files in PDF format. Please also note that the disc does not contain video or audio files and will not play on a home CD/DVD player. Imperfect scanning of one catalogue due to its binding resulting in minimal cut on inner margin of few pages, otherwise complete and general good readability, with a faint diagonal watermark in the foreground on the pages. A selection of scarce catalogues and brochures. Now expanded with a second ... Read more
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    • CAMBRIDGE MA, MIT, 1945
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: over 700pp tot. NB: please note that the item offered for sale is NOT a physical book; it is an e-book consisting of a CD-ROM disc containing a readable file in PDF format. Please also note that this disc does not contain video or audio files and will not play on a home CD/DVD player. Imperfect scanning of the report with misalignments and shades but complete and fully readable both in text and illustrations, with a faint diagonal watermark in the foreground on the pages. From the Introduction: “In this Final Report each of the Division 14 projects is discussed. (..) The purpose of this rep... Read more
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    • MILANO, C.V.V., 1942
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 148pp CD ROM NB: questo articolo NON e’ un libro cartaceo; si tratta di un disco CD-ROM contenente un file in formato PDF – e-book, leggibile su Personal Computers con programmi di lettura PDF adatti (es. Acrobat Reader). Il disco NON contiene materiale audio o video e NON si utilizza su registratori CD/DVD. Scansione non ottimale con lieve disallineamento delle pagine ed altre imperfezioni dovute alla copia cartacea originale, ma completo e facilmente leggibile nel testo ed illustrazioni; lieve filigrana presente in diagonale sulle pagine. Prima ed unica edizione, in italiano, illustrato d... Read more
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    • ROMA, “L’ERMA” DI BRETSCHNEIDER, 1982
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 142pp VG/none PB Prima edizione, in italiano. Brossura editoriale, minime tracce d’uso, nel complesso ottimo. Secondo volume della Nuova Serie “Quaderni dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tripoli”. Read more
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    • LONDON, MACMILLAN, 1901
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 382pp + cat VG/none First edition. Original editorial green cloth, bright gilt lettering on spine, minimal signs of wear, small owner inscription on endpaper, paper slightly age-yellowed, overall a very good, nice copy of this scarce title. Early work on the chemistry of photography by Raphael Meldola, who was Professor of Chemistry in the Finsbury Technical College, London. Read more
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    • LONDON, WHITTAKER, 1906
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 416pp G-VG/none First English edition, translated from the original Italian by S. Bottone. Original binding green cloth with gilt lettering still bright on front board and spine, frayed at head and tail, tears on the spine outer hinges, negligible tears on endpaper, paper lightly age-yellowed, internally VG, overall a nice copy. Profusely illustrated by diagrams and b/w photos. Scarce, valuable early work on wireless, among the best of that time, its Italian publication went through two editions. Comprehensive treatment of wireless, its history, theory and applications, surveying the practi... Read more
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    • ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, DUBLIN, 1788
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: pp13-26 + 5 plates VG/pb Original extract from the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, marbled wrappers with title and author on a label in front, plates III-V are loose otherwise in VG conditions overall. Work by the Rev. Henry Ussher on the improvements made on the transit instrument of the Irish Academy observatory in Dublin, complete with its 5 beautiful large folded plates. Read more
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    • FIRENZE, MOLINI, LANDI, 1809
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 115pp Fair/none Prima (unica?) edizione, copertina cartonata coeva consunta, con piatto anteriore staccato, mancante di sguardia (frontespizio come prima pagina), tracce di polvere ma internamente buono, a fogli ancora chiusi. Read more
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    • LONDON, LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO., 1910
    • Bookshop: Science Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 342pp + cat. VG/none First, only edition. Original editorial olive green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, cover damp-stained on upper corners, owner inscription and library stamp on endpaper, no other stamps noted inside, internally VG, clean and tight. Classic account of the history of the famous laboratory encompassing the period from its beginnings in 1871 until 1910, illustrated by eleven b/w plates. A list of Memoirs and of those who have carried out researches at the laboratory are included as Appendices. Read more
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