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Autograph Letter Signed ("E Rutherford"), to Professor Martin Knudsen of Copenhagen
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Autograph Letter Signed ("E Rutherford"), to Professor Martin Knudsen of Copenhagen

By Rutherford, Ernest

Newham Cottage, Queens Road, Cambridge, 1920. 2 pages. 12mo. Single sheet of blindstamped stationery. Old folds, thumbprint at bottom edges. 2 pages. 12mo. Rutherford (1871-1937), the "father of nuclear physics," writes to Danish physicist Martin Knudsen regarding the lectures on atomic theory he plans to give in Copenhagen, and ends with a reference to Niels Bohr. In part: "I would be prepared to begin my three lectures either on Saturday or on Monday Sept 20 as you prefer. I trust these times will meet with your approval. The titles of my 3 lectures will be 1 Counting of atoms 2 Structure of atoms 3 Isotopes and their meaning The first will be the most popular but I am hopeful I can make all three intelligbile if my audience can follow English. I am writing to Bohr also" Knudsen (1871-1949) was a molecular physicist at the Technical University in Denmark. "It was important to Bohr that Rutherford should be one of the very first to see his new Institute for Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen University, and Rutherford's first visit to Denmark in September 1920 was timed with this in mind. However, the opening of the institute was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Bohr did make us of the occasion of Rutherford's visit to introduce his mentor to the Danish pulblic in a substantial popular article in a Copenhagen newspaper" (Collected Works of Bohr, vol 12, p 109). Rutherford was awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, "for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances" photo

$2500.00

Printed document on vellum, in Latin, accomplished in ms., being a royal commission appointing William Johnson captain ("nauclerus") of the ship "Maria"
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Printed document on vellum, in Latin, accomplished in ms., being a royal commission appointing William Johnson captain ("nauclerus") of the ship "Maria"

By (Royal Navy) George III, King of England

London, 1778. 6.5 x 7.5 inches. 6-1/2 x 7-1/2 in. Old folds slight soiling. 6.5 x 7.5 inches. 6-1/2 x 7-1/2 in.

$200.00

The Old Court Suburb; or, Memorials of Kensington, Regal, Critical, and Anecdotical
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The Old Court Suburb; or, Memorials of Kensington, Regal, Critical, and Anecdotical

By Hunt, Leigh

London: Freemantle & Co at 217 Piccadilly, 1902. Number 35 of 150 copies, signed by the artists Edmund Sullivan, C.A. Shepperson, Herbert Railton. Illustrated. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in full blue morocco, a.e.g, red moire silk endpapers, for J.W. Robinson Company by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Fine. In full blue cloth dropbox. Number 35 of 150 copies, signed by the artists Edmund Sullivan, C.A. Shepperson, Herbert Railton. Illustrated. 2 vols. 4to. With a tipped in Autograph Letter, Signed, from Leigh Hunt to Isaac Latimer of the Plymouth and Davenport Journal. photo

$1500.00

An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Noble Family of Greville, to the time of Francis, the present Earl Brooke, and Earl of Warwick including the history and succession of the several Earls of Warwick since the Norman Conquest; and some account of Warwick Castle
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An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Noble Family of Greville, to the time of Francis, the present Earl Brooke, and Earl of Warwick including the history and succession of the several Earls of Warwick since the Norman Conquest; and some account of Warwick Castle

By [Edmondson, Joseph]

London, 1766. First edition. Double-page engraved frontispiece view of Warwick Castle, engraved title-page, 9 engraved plates (5 folding), engraved headpiece and engraved coat-of-arms throughout text. 108 pp. 8vo. Contemporary cat's paw calf, black morocco spine label, marbled edges. Light rubbing to extremities, else fine. Bookplates. First edition. Double-page engraved frontispiece view of Warwick Castle, engraved title-page, 9 engraved plates (5 folding), engraved headpiece and engraved coat-of-arms throughout text. 108 pp. 8vo. ESTC T136754

$750.00

The Complete Napoleonic Stories. Uncle Bernac, Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Advenutures of Gerard, The Great Shadow

By Doyle, Arthur Conan

London: John Murray, 1956. First One Volume edition. xi, [i], 665pp. 8vo. Bound in full red morocco, a.e.g., by Bayntun Riviere, Bath. Fine. First One Volume edition. xi, [i], 665pp. 8vo.

$650.00

Memoires du Comte De Grammont
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Memoires du Comte De Grammont

By Hamilton, Antoine

A Londres: Chez Edwards, 1793. Large Paper Edition. Edition orneé de LXXII [actually 78] portraits, gravés d'apres les tableaux originaux. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary green straight-grain morocco, covers with triple gilt fillet and stylized floral borders, panelled spine, gilt dentelles, a.e.g. Slight cover rubbing, occasional light foxing and offsetting, overall fine and very attractive. With the small 19th-century label of Charles Hutt, Bookseller, Clement's Inn Gateway, London WC on front pastedown. Large Paper Edition. Edition orneé de LXXII [actually 78] portraits, gravés d'apres les tableaux originaux. 1 vols. 4to. With the 77 pages of "Notes et eclaircissemens" that Cohen-De Ricci remarks is often lacking. Brunet III, p. 30; Cohen-De Ricci, p. 472

$850.00

A Gazetteer of the Netherlands. Containing a Full Account of all the Cities, Towns, and Villages ..
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A Gazetteer of the Netherlands. Containing a Full Account of all the Cities, Towns, and Villages ..

By (Netherlands) [Cruttwell, Clement?, attrib.]

London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1794. First edition. Two engraved folding maps, colored in outline. xii, [312] pp., with half-title, text in two columns. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, red morocco spine label. Extremities rubbed, tear from corner of front free endpaper, tears to maps at folds with some paper repairs on verso. First edition. Two engraved folding maps, colored in outline. xii, [312] pp., with half-title, text in two columns. 8vo. ESTC T40538

$750.00

De Vitis Excellentium Imperatorum. Interpretatione & Notis illustravit Nicolaus Courtin ..
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De Vitis Excellentium Imperatorum. Interpretatione & Notis illustravit Nicolaus Courtin ..

By Nepos, Cornelius

London: A. Rivington & J. Marshall, et al., 1791. Title-page printed in red and black. [ii], iv, xxv, [i], 173, lxvii. 8vo. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, gilt, black morocco spine label. A few scuffs to covers and light rubbing to joints. Bookplate of Edward Huth. Title-page printed in red and black. [ii], iv, xxv, [i], 173, lxvii. 8vo. ESTC N27461 (3 copies)

$750.00

Prehistoric Voyages as Agencies for Melanesian and South American Plant and Animal Dispersal to Polynesia

By Heyerdahl, Thor

1961. Offprint. pp. [23]-35. 4to. Wrappers. Fine. Offprint. pp. [23]-35. 4to. Inscribed on the front upper wrapper to Laszlo Magyar on 30/7/79.

$200.00

Mesmerism in India, and its Parctical Application in Surgery and Medicine
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Mesmerism in India, and its Parctical Application in Surgery and Medicine

By Edaile, James, M.D.

Hartford: Silas Andrus and Son, 1850. First American edition. xxvi, [27]-259, [1], 4, ads pp. 12mo. Later black buckram. VG. First American edition. xxvi, [27]-259, [1], 4, ads pp. 12mo.

$250.00

Reflections from Both Sides of the Counter
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Reflections from Both Sides of the Counter

By Tiselius, Arne

Reprinted from Annual Review of Biochemistry, 1968. 24pp. 8vo. Wrappers. Fine. 24pp. 8vo. Inscribed on upper wrapper Tiselius was a Swedish biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1948 "for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins.

$250.00

The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

By (Napoleon) Ireland, William Henry

London: John Cumberland, 2, Cumberland Terrace, 1828. First edition. Engraved titles to each volume, 24 hand-colored and 3 uncolored engraved folding plates by George Cruikshank after Vernet and others. 4 vols. 8vo. Bound in half red crushed levant morocco and marbled boards. Bookplates of J. Barton Townsend and William Alan Pinkerton Watkins. Some splits along folds of plates. Very good. Cruikshank, George. First edition. Engraved titles to each volume, 24 hand-colored and 3 uncolored engraved folding plates by George Cruikshank after Vernet and others. 4 vols. 8vo. Ireland's classic biography of Napoleon, with the fine hand-colored plates by Cruikshank.

$1750.00

Almanach der Ritter=Orden. Zweite Abtheilung die Ritter-Orden auxfer den deutschen
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Almanach der Ritter=Orden. Zweite Abtheilung die Ritter-Orden auxfer den deutschen

By Gottschalck, Friedrich

Leipzig: bei Georg Joachim Goeschen, 1818. Engraved title, fromtispiece portrait and 11 handcolored plates. 1 vols. 12mo. Original printed boards. Rubbed, library marking at foot of spine and on endpaper, some light browning, else a very good copy. Engraved title, fromtispiece portrait and 11 handcolored plates. 1 vols. 12mo. Includes the orders from Denmark, France, Great Britain, Holland, Vatican, Poland, Ottoman Empire, Parma, Persia, Portugal, Brasil, Russia, Sardinia and Savoye, Sweden, Sicily, Spain, Tuscany.

$450.00

Olympic Games 1936 Magazine, Number 1

Berlin: Publicity Commission for the XI. Olympic Games, 1935. Issue number 1, in English. 32 pp., illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Folio. Fine. Issue number 1, in English. 32 pp., illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Folio. Issue one of Olympic Games Magazine featuring the neoclassic cover design of German painter and graphic artist Franz Wurbel, which incorporates sculpture from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in front of a heroic victor crowned with laurels, and the Olympic rings. This design was also famously used fas the official poster promoting the 1936 Olympic Games. Adolf Hitler saw the 1936 Summer Games as an opportunity to promote his government and his German ideals of racial supremacy. African American, Jesse Owens won four gold medals in the sprint and long jump events and was the most successful athlete to compete in Berlin. These were the final Olympics under the presidency of Henri de Baillet-Latour and the final Olympic Games for 12 years due to the disruption of the Second World War.

$200.00

The Village of Palaces; or, Chronicles of Chelsea
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The Village of Palaces; or, Chronicles of Chelsea

By (EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED) L'Estrange, Rev. A.G.

London: Hurst and Blackett, 1880. Extra-illustrated with 76 plates. 2 vols. 8vo. Three quarter green morocco, t.e.g. Spines faintly toned, else fine. Extra-illustrated with 76 plates. 2 vols. 8vo.

$600.00

Diamants, perles et pierreries: provenant de la collection dite des joyaux de la couronne
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Diamants, perles et pierreries: provenant de la collection dite des joyaux de la couronne

By (Crown Jewels-France) Miniestère des Finances [et al]

Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1887. 9 collotype plates. 18 text leaves printed recto only. Folio. Original printed wrappers. Lower wrapper detached and with marginal losses, spine partially perished, several leaves loose but complete with all plates. 9 collotype plates. 18 text leaves printed recto only. Folio. "Handsomely illustrated catalog of the famous sale of selected crown jewels conducted in Paris in 1887, with proceeds going to the treasury of the Republic of France. There are brief descriptions of the items, with weights of important gems, with many illustrated on the plates. Historically important. Very rare" (Sinkankas). Sinkankas 1506

$2000.00

Autograph letter signed ("Biron") ordering the expedition of the appointment of his aide-de-camp
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Autograph letter signed ("Biron") ordering the expedition of the appointment of his aide-de-camp

By Biron, Armand, Louis de Gontaut, duc de Lauzun

Valenciennes [France], 1792. 1p. pen and ink on paper. 4to. Old folds, else fine. 1p. pen and ink on paper. 4to. From the American Revolution to the Guillotine. A superb piece written shortly after Biron's promotion to Lieutenant General. Having been authorized to have to aides-de-camp, he asks the expedition of his patent to Mr de Preissac (Louis-Lambert de Preissac). Reading in part: "Ayant été autorisé à voir deux aides de camp il demande l'expédition de son brevet a Mr de Preissac..." Born to the French nobility, Armand-Louis de Gontaut Biron (1747-1793), joined the French Army at age fourteen. By 1780, he was given command of the Lauzan Hussars, and fought with the regiment the American Revolutionary War, under Rochambeau. Biron returned to France and went on to serve as commander of several French armies until his noble birth caught up with him in and he was condemned to death by the revolutionary tribunal. He was executed by guillotine on December 31, 1793.

$300.00

The Oriental Linguist, an Easy and Familiar Introduction to the Popular Language of Hindoostan ; [Vulgarly, But Improperly Called the Moors:] Comprising the Rudiments of That Tongue, With an Extensive Vocabulary, English and Hindoostanee, and Hindoostanee and English: Accompanied With Some Plain And Useful Dialogues, Tales, Poems, &c., To Illustrate the Construction And Facilitate the Acquisition of the Language. To Which Is Added, For the Accommodation of the Army, the English and Hindoostanee Part of the Articles of War (From Col. William Scott's Translation,) With Practical Notes and Observations
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The Oriental Linguist, an Easy and Familiar Introduction to the Popular Language of Hindoostan ; [Vulgarly, But Improperly Called the Moors:] Comprising the Rudiments of That Tongue, With an Extensive Vocabulary, English and Hindoostanee, and Hindoostanee and English: Accompanied With Some Plain And Useful Dialogues, Tales, Poems, &c., To Illustrate the Construction And Facilitate the Acquisition of the Language. To Which Is Added, For the Accommodation of the Army, the English and Hindoostanee Part of the Articles of War (From Col. William Scott's Translation,) With Practical Notes and Observations

By [Gilchrist, John Borthwick]

Calcutta: Printed by Thomson, Ferris, and Greenway, 1798. [A]-C,[*],b-c,B-2K,[**],C-E,2L-2O. Pp. [4], ix, [x, blank], [2, advertisement and addenda], [xi]-xviii, 160 [of 162] pp. 1 vols. Small folio. Old calf. Title page with old repair to margins and gutter, some marginal worming, first and last few leaves rough at edges. [A]-C,[*],b-c,B-2K,[**],C-E,2L-2O. Pp. [4], ix, [x, blank], [2, advertisement and addenda], [xi]-xviii, 160 [of 162] pp. 1 vols. Small folio. Lacking the last leaf of music (supplied in photocopy facsimile from the Ferris and Greenway setting, where this appears as pp. 162-3). Fascinating early dictionary and handbook of Hindustani (Urdu). Shaw 334. OCLC: 839404249 (ULB Sachsen Anhalt); ESTC T96803 (BL, Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen)

$2750.00

"Manouan" Hunting and Fishing Club Inc. Northern Quebec [Cover title]
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"Manouan" Hunting and Fishing Club Inc. Northern Quebec [Cover title]

[Montreal, 1930. Illustrated from photographs; color-printed map. [12] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Printed grey wrappers. Fine. With a typed letter, signed, 1931, on club letterhead. Illustrated from photographs; color-printed map. [12] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Handsome ephemera from this Canadian sporting club, with a color map showing the club lands near Casey in northern Quebec. Scarce. Not in OCLC

$375.00

Almanach der Ritter=Orden. Erste Abtheilung die deutschen Ritter=Orden
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Almanach der Ritter=Orden. Erste Abtheilung die deutschen Ritter=Orden

By Gottschalck, Friedrich

Leipzig: bei Georg Joachim Goeschen, 1817. Engraved title and 11 plates, all but one hand-colored. 1 vols. 12mo. Original printed boards. Rubbed, library marking at foot of spine and on endpaper, front joint separated, some light browning, else a very good copy. Engraved title and 11 plates, all but one hand-colored. 1 vols. 12mo. With Hand-Colored Plates. Includes the orders from Austria, Prussia, Baiern, Sachsen (Saxony), Hannover, Württemberg, Baden, Hessen-Kassel, Hessen-Darmstadt and Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach.

$400.00

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