Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer, 1918. Hardcover. with 16 textfiguren und einer tafel. Very good in cream paper wrappers black title to spine and front cover. Front cover has a private library stamp. Minor wear to edges of wrappers, a few spots of soiling to front cover, and previous ownr signature to title page (Henry W Popp), else clean. 448 pages. German Literature. GEL1/11140. Very Good.
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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 by books of 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.
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.
Greenwich, Conn. Climax Molybdenum Company, No date. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with white title to spine and illustration to front board. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Dr. Janet Zaph Briggs was an american metallurgist and the first woman to earn a mining engineering degree from Stanford University. 197 pages. WOM/032317. Fine.
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.
Kiøbenhavn (Copenhagen): S. Poulsens, 1796. Hardcover. IN DANISH. Title translates to: "The First Land for the Spherical and Theoretical Astronomy, as well as mathematical geography." Danish astronomer, mathematician, and surveyor Thomas Bugge (1740 - 1815) wrote numerous books on mathematics and had several observatories built in Scandinavia. Mottled leather spine and tips with tan pastepaper covered boards and leather title label to spine. The gilt spine label reads "T. Bugges Astronomie." Chipping to top edge of title label which effects a few letters in the author's name. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards, bumping to corners, rubbing to boards and hinges, and a few chips to paper covering boards. Bookplate of Harry Rabinowitz to front pastedown. Notes in pen to front endpages. Soiling to corners of a few pages and occasional small spots of foxing. 372 pages plus 12 plates and 27 pages of "Laanesætninger af de optiske Videnskaber" 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 +.
New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1968. Hardcover. Near fine in near fine price clipped black illustrated dust jacket with neon green title to front panel and neon orange title to spine panel. Black and white photographic illustrations, clean text. Index, 324 pages. Science. SCI/12042. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
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.
Leipzig: Gerhard Fleischer dem Jüngern, 1811. Hardcover. Lacks both illustrations. German astronomer Dr. August Heinrich Christian Gelpke (1769 - 1842) is best known for his theory on comets and how they impact the Earth's surface. Bound in modern black leatherette boards with black and gilt title label to front cover. Rubbing to hinges, edges of boards, and corners. Scuff mark to front cover. Minor toning to margins, else clean interior. Bookplate of Harry Rabinowitz to front pastedown. Size: Thin, small quarto. 80 pages. SCI/042915. Very Good.
Paris: C. Reinwald et Cie, 1877. Hardcover. Second edition, revised and corrected. With 21 woodcuts and 7 photographic illustrations. Originally published in 1872, this book examines behavioral genetics and explores the origins of various facial expressions such as lifting the eyebrows when suprised, etc. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Large chip to book cloth near foot of spine. Discoloration to cloth on spine and a few spots on covers. Clean overall with occasional spots of foxing and soiling. Bottom edge of rear board has been pierced and bottom edges of last half of book have the corresponding marking along the bottom margin. This flaw does not affect the text. IN FRENCH. A good reading copy. 404 pages plus 20 pages of advertisements. SCI/122917. Very 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.