New York: Harper & Brothers, 1903. Hardcover. Two folio bound volumes with all of Harper's Weekly issues for 1903. They are a fascinating compilation of articles, events, news, and numerous illustrations documenting the events in the United States and around the world. They offer an enthralling view of the country's concerns and interests at the beginning of the 20th century. Even the advertisements for products and services are quite interesting. Most of the covers continued having political cartoons. Many of the articles throughout the year were on automobiles, technology, and construction. There were weekly columns on "Americans of Tomorrow," and "Books and Bookmen ', and weekly appearances of cartoons by the well-known illustrator of the time Albert Levering. The technology articles are particularly interesting, on such topics as power from sunlight, American wireless technology, around the world in 40 days, lighting a metropolis (New York City), and Germany's suspended electrical train system. President Theodore Roosevelt received much coverage for his many activities outdoors and participating in sports such as horse jumping. He visited the West at Yellowstone, and other locations. The state of Georgia received special attention with many articles on their history and present along with descriptions of their large and small cities. It appears that there may have been supplements to the weekly issues that were not bound here. There is a several page supplement in the July 25 issue on the death of Pope Leopold XIII with several illustrations. Interesting illustrations included four page fold-out of the members of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Supreme Court, and another three page fold-out of Harper's authors that included Mark Twain, Henry James, Thomas Hardy, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Robert W. Chambers and many others. There were just a few short but provocative items about lynching and about the increase of assaults by black men against white women and the theories why. Bound in black cloth with gilt titling to spine. The spine and corners are chipped and abraded as usual. Covers are slightly worn and rubbed. Interior pages are generally very good. Library reference sticker affixed to rear pastedown is the only indication of library ownership. There is a pagination anomaly, with the December 12 being numbered pages 3-77 with regular numbering resuming in the December 17 issue. Although not entirely, the December 12 issue focused on Christmas with several color illustrations. 2122 pages. PER/062223. Very Good.
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Paris: Societe des Pieux Franki, 1928. Hardcover. 12 issues bound together with supplement / table of contents for the year. Includes articles about architects and construction projects worldwide. Marbled paper covered boards with maroon cloth spine titled in gilt. Wear to edges of boards and corners. Rubbing and scuffing to boards. Occasional pencil markings to margins, but clean and bright overall. Original paper wrappers are bound in. Minor browning to wrappers and to margins of some pages. Many photographic illustrations, diagrams, and plans. Page edges trimmed slightly when rebound into this thick book. Text in French. 756 pages. ARCH/050619. Very Good.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 and 1858. Hardcover. Francois Arago (1786-1853) was an important French astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, who was also a politician for republican causes. For some years before his death, Arago spent much time revising his large collection of manuscripts with a view toward their definitive publication. This work mainly consists of the course of Lectures on Astronomy which he delivered annually at the Observatory of Paris over eighteen years. Each of the volumes is organized into sections that the author calls books with several chapters on the subject of that book, resulting in a comprehensive discourse on astronomy and related fields. The text is accompanied by numerous plates and hundreds of wood engravings. Bound in original green cloth bindings. Volume I has been rebacked. Gilt author, title, and volume number to spine. Corners bumped but very good. Interior pages and plates are also in very good condition. A very handsome set of this significant work. Volume I: 707 pages; Volume II: 846 pages including index. This set may require an extra shipping fee. SCI/07415. Very Good.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1909. Hardcover. Subjects of bulletins include: building of a run-down cotton plantation, conservation of natural resources, silver fox farming, deer farming in US, forage crops fro hogs in Kansas and Oklahoma, Nuts and their uses as food, cotton wilt, harmful and beneficial mammals of the arid interior, game laws for 1908, cropping systems for New England dairy farms, Macadam roads, alfalfa, Declaration for governors for conservation of natural resources, the basket willow, cultivation of tobacco in Kentucky, the boll-weevil problem, some common disinfectants, computation of rations for farm animals by the use of Energy values, repair of farm equiptment, bacteria of milk, dairy industry in south, dehorning of cattle, and experiment stations XLVII - XLIX. Bound in three quarter red leather over red cloth boards with gilt title "Farmers' Bulletins" to spine. The name "Lynden Evans" is printed in gilt on the foot of the spine. Lynden Evans (1828 - 1926) was a teacher, lawyer, and U.S. Congressman from Illinois. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Rear endpaper is present but detached. Minor wear to edges and hinges of boards. Clean interior withillustrations. An attractive book. Each bulletin has its own pagination. SCI/022219. Very Good.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1910. Hardcover. Subjects of bulletins include: Tuberculosis test of cattle, Nevada mouse plague of 1907 - 8, Experiment Station Work L, Onion culture, Successful Poultry and Dairy Farm, Peanuts, Poultry Management in Maine, Forestry, Canning Vegetables in the Home, Experiment Station LI, Meadow Fescue, Market Hay Value, Use of Milk as Food, Profitable Cotton Farm, Farm Management in Northern Potato-Growing Sections, Experiment Station Work LII, Lightning, Eradication of Bindweed, How to destroy rats, Replanning a Farm for Profit, Drainage of Irrigated Lands, Soy Beans, Irrigation of Alalfa, Experiment Station Work LIII, and Care of Food in the Home. Bound in three quarter red leather over red cloth boards with gilt title "Farmers' Bulletins" to spine. The name "Lynden Evans" is printed in gilt on the foot of the spine. Lynden Evans (1828 - 1926) was a teacher, lawyer, and U.S. Congressman from Illinois. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Front endpaper is present but detached and rear endpaper is no longer present. Minor wear to edges and hinges of boards. Clean interior with occasional pencil markings. An attractive book. Each bulletin has its own pagination. SCI/022219. Very Good.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1910. Hardcover. Subjects of bulletins include: Game laws for 1909, harmfulness of headache mixtures, exterminating Texas-fever tick, Hog cholera, loco-weed disease, adulteration of forage-plant seeds, experiement station work LIV, LV, LVI, How to destroy English sparrows, boys' and girls agricultural clubs, potato culture on irrigated farms in west, preservation of farm timbers, bread and butter making, pheasant raising, economical use of meat in home, irrigation of sugar beets, habit-forming agents, use of windmillls in irrigation in semiarid west, sixty-day adn Kherson oats, the muskrat, bees, commercial fertilizers, irrigation of grain, and more profitable corn planting methods. Bound in three quarter red leather over red cloth boards with gilt title "Farmers' Bulletins" to spine. The name "Lynden Evans" is printed in gilt on the foot of the spine. Lynden Evans (1828 - 1926) was a teacher, lawyer, and U.S. Congressman from Illinois. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Front endpaper is present but detached. Minor wear to edges and hinges of boards. Clean interior withillustrations. An attractive book. Each bulletin has its own pagination. SCI/022219. Very Good.
New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1875. Hardcover. Includes numerous diagrams and woodcuts. Very good in purple cloth boards with gilt title to front board and spine. The spine and edges of the boards have faded to light brown. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of boards. There are a few small dark spots to spine and bottom edge of text block. There are a few spots of foxing to the interior and two facing pages are lightly browned due to a laid-in slip of paper. Filled with practical information for mechanics. 339 pages plus 47 pages of ads. SCI/072810. Very Good.
Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1912. Hardcover. Tall, thin 8vo. Very good tan cloth backed and tan paper covered boards. Private library stamp on front endpapers and title page; another previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Else is cleam and bright with illustations throughout. 95 pages. IN GERMAN. Science. HSCI1/4250. Very Good.
London: The Institute of Economic Affairs Limited, 1965. Paperback. 8vo. Side stapled yellow and white illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Exterior shows minor wear including creasing and rubbing. Interior is clean and bright and includes ephemera. 64 pages. Science. SCI/092507. Very Good + in Wraps.
Separat-Abdruck Aus Carl's Repertorium Fur Experimental-Physik. XVI. Band. 1880. Paperback. In Wraps. Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo. In original wrappers; browned and lightly chipped at edges and spine. Wrapper is almost detached from pages inside. Interior is lightly browned but text bright. In German; 2 pp. SCI/021104. Good +.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1870. Paperback. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. 8vo. Signed by author on front wrapper. Beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Browning to front wrapper as well as one very small open tear. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of wrappers. Minor browning to edges as well as minor foxing throughout. Text is clean and bright with many graphs and illustrations. 66 pages. SCI/042408. Very Good.
Brookfield, MA: E. & G. Merriam, 1830. Hardcover. Fifth American Edition. Bound in contemporary brown leather with spine label. Leather is rubbed, scuffed, and bumped. Interior pages have scattered foxing throughout. Ownership signature dated 1831 on free front endpaper. Good plus condition. Small octavo. 400 pages plus two pages of publisher ads. RELIGION/ 071921. Good +.
London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1969. Hardcover. 8vo. In Very good orange cloth covered boards with black title stamp to spine and front cover. In map illustrated white and green DJ. Very clean internally with illustrations throughout. A crisp copy of this SCARCE title. Index. 183pp. SCI/022306. Very Good+ / Very Good.
(Sporosky)? 1958. Flexible Covers. Flexible green cloth boards with gilt title (in Japanese) to spine. Creasing to covers and spine. Housed in a beige cardboard slipcase with Japanese titling to spine and front panels. Wear and browning to case. All text in Japanese, with one page in Russian. Includes several photographic illustrations, many equations, and a few diagrams. Foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Clean interior overall; however, some passages have been underlined in pen. 339 pages. SCI/010220. Very Good.
London: W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Longman, B. Law, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, J. Johnson, J. Bew, J. Murray, R. Baldwin, T. Evans, W. Lowndes, and C. Bent, 1785. Hardcover. Seventh Edition. Includes 17 folding plates numbered I - XVII. Scottish astronomer James Ferguson (1710 - 1776) is best know for inventing and improving astronomical and other scientific apparatuses. While largely forgotten today, he was influential in his time. Thomas Paine mentions him in his famous work "Age of Reason." Bound in full brown leather with red leather title label to spine. Substantial crack to middle of spine and to front hinge; however, sewing remains intact and textblock remains bound. Front board remains loosely attached. Chipping to leather on spine ends and partial loss to handsewn both headbands. Ownership signature of John Thom, Berry Hill Culpeper. Dampstaining to edges of most pages. All plates are present, but many have extra creases and/or tears. Browning and spots of foxing throughout. Pressed flower between two pages. A good reading copy. 501 pages plus index. SCI/070822. Very Good.