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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

The Forest Lake Club. Incorporated 12 July, 1882. Under the laws of Pennsylvania as the Forest Lake Association. Charter amended 18 July 1908 changing name to The Forest Lake Club ... Mast Hope, Pike County, Pennsylvania
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The Forest Lake Club. Incorporated 12 July, 1882. Under the laws of Pennsylvania as the Forest Lake Association. Charter amended 18 July 1908 changing name to The Forest Lake Club ... Mast Hope, Pike County, Pennsylvania

[New York: E.A. Ronaldson & Co.], 1907. Frontispiece. 54 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth, upper cover titled in gilt. Near fine (soling to a few leaves in back). A few manuscript changes to addresses and list of members. Frontispiece. 54 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. This fishing club was formed in 1882 after Joseph Williamson of Lackawaxen bought a 1500-acre tract of land from William Holbert, and early members included many New York sportsmen. This 1907 year book lists 55 members, including Joseph Van Vleck, Jr., who was the landscape engineer for the club. It is unrecorded. By the 1920s, the club holdings in the northernmost stretch of the Poconos would grow to more than 4,500 acres; a fifty year history was written in 1932. RARE. Not in Bruns or Heller. Not in OCLC

$400.00

By-Laws, Rules, Regulations and Officers of the Forest Lake Association
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By-Laws, Rules, Regulations and Officers of the Forest Lake Association

By (Forest Lake Association)

New York: Henry Bessey, Printer, 1889. First edition. Two maps (one of which is double-page). 24, [3] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth gilt. Very good plus (spotting to lower cover, hinges tender). First edition. Two maps (one of which is double-page). 24, [3] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. The scarce foundation document for this Pike County, Pennsylvania, club, whose aims include "the maintenance of a private park for recreation and social enjoyment, and furnishing facilities for hunting, fishing and athletic sports, and encouraging the preservation of forests, fish and game". OCLC: 54220650 (Yale)

$450.00

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

Fragment of Autograph Manuscript
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Fragment of Autograph Manuscript

By Parr, Samuel (1747-1825)

N.p., 1810. 6 lines on a single folio sheet; paginated "105" at top. Folio. Old folds. 6 lines on a single folio sheet; paginated "105" at top. Folio. Known as the "Whig Johnson" in his day, Parr writes in this fragment: "For his own sake & for his individual comfort I coud have wished he had not embarked in this business, but I think it is a happy event for the Whigs & for the country. I am, as i believe you know, very 'Anti Hobhouse'".

$250.00

Souvenirs d'un fusil de Chasse
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Souvenirs d'un fusil de Chasse

By Préjelan, René

Paris: Revue Adam, 1949. #30 0f 50 deluxe hors commerce. Illustrés par l'auteur. 8vo. Wrappers. Fine. #30 0f 50 deluxe hors commerce. Illustrés par l'auteur. 8vo. With Watercolor. Inscribed to Robert Lehmann by author in 1950.

$250.00

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

Fugues sur Siegfried
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Fugues sur Siegfried

By (LABOUREUR, Jean-Émile, illustrator) Giraudoux, Jean

Paris: Editions Lapina, 1930. Edition deluxe, one of 19 copies on Vieux Japon with the extra suite of 15 plates. Etched portrait of the author by G. Gorvel and 4 original full-page etchings by Jean-Émile Laboureur, each signed in the plate. With additional suite of 15 plates, being 3 progressive states of each of the 5 etchings, in a separate folder as issued. 12mo. Original decorative wrappers, unopened; original marbled slipcase. Scattered foxing at edges but a fine copy. Laboureur, Jean-Émile. Edition deluxe, one of 19 copies on Vieux Japon with the extra suite of 15 plates. Etched portrait of the author by G. Gorvel and 4 original full-page etchings by Jean-Émile Laboureur, each signed in the plate. With additional suite of 15 plates, being 3 progressive states of each of the 5 etchings, in a separate folder as issued. 12mo.

$1250.00


Watercolour of title-page "LA MAISON DE LA VIEILLE." Title done in gold. 4 cats and a kangaroo looking at an old seated lady, lady standing by. Soldier above
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Watercolour of title-page "LA MAISON DE LA VIEILLE." Title done in gold. 4 cats and a kangaroo looking at an old seated lady, lady standing by. Soldier above

By (Sta) Saint-Alary, Henri de (b. 1846-1920)

Henri de Sta [pseudonyme d'Arsène-Henry de Saint-Alary (1846-1920)]. Signed lower right by artist. 8-1/2 X 6-1/2 inches. Mounted and matted. Fine. Henri de Sta [pseudonyme d'Arsène-Henry de Saint-Alary (1846-1920)]. Signed lower right by artist. 8-1/2 X 6-1/2 inches. "Henri de Sta was born in Versailles as Arsène Henri Saint-Alary. He began his career around 1882 with La Vie Artistique and the publishing house of Léon Vanier. Coming from a family of militaries, garrison life became a regular theme in his career. De Sta worked as a humorous illustrator for Le Chat Noir since 1892. He was also present in Le Paris Bouffon (1885), Le Rire (1897) and Le Charivari (1900). He composed military alphabets, illustrated songs and produced comics for La Chronique Amusante from 1896, and for Les Contes Moraux et Merveilleux of the printing firm Pellerin d'Epinal."

$750.00

Wisdom in Miniature: or The young gentleman and lady's pleasing instructor ... Second Worcester edition

Worcester, 1796. 1 vols. Contemporary sheep. 1 vols. Evans 31651; Welch 1444.2; Rosenbach 224; ESTC W20911

$1000.00

The Poetical Flower Basket, being a selection of approved and entertaining pieces of poetry, calculated for the improvement of young minds

By [Johnson, Richard, compiler]

Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1799. First American edition. Signatures: A-F⁶ (A1 recto, F6 verso blank). 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary reverse sheep. Owner signature of Charlotte Lowe, presented by Julia Anne Cushing. First American edition. Signatures: A-F⁶ (A1 recto, F6 verso blank). 1 vols. 12mo. Evans 36129; Welch 686; ESTC W612 (AAS, Harvard, Yale, Library Co.)

$1000.00

Poems and Stories
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Poems and Stories

By Tolkien, J.R.R.

London: Allen & Unwin, 1981. Deluxe Edition. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. 8vo. Bound in publisher's black buckram with gilt and green tree stamped designon upper cover, speckled edges., Fine in slightly split box. Deluxe Edition. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. 8vo.

$200.00

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Italy
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Italy

By Byron, Lord (George Gordon)

Venice: Printed at the Armenian Monastery of S. Lazarus, 1872. First thus. 147, [1] pp., text in English and in Armenian on facing page. 12mo. Contemporary pebbled red morocco, gilt, a.e.g. Covers lightly rubbed, faint dampstain through half of text block at fore-edge, later gift inscription on flyleaf. First thus. 147, [1] pp., text in English and in Armenian on facing page. 12mo. Byron in Armenian. Printed at the Armenian monastery at San Lazzaro. While living in Venice, Byron studied Armenian on the island several days a week with Father Paschal and assisted his tutor in the writing of an Armenian grammar.

$950.00

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... in Two Volumes
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... in Two Volumes

By Boswell, James

London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, "gve" uncorrected at line 10 on p. 135 in vol. I, and with the usual cancels (Mm4 and Nn1 in vol. I, E3, Oo4, Qq3 in vol. II). Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4to. Old calf, a.e.g. Neatly rebacked with gilt spines in period style. Bookplates of Nicholas Frederic Brady. Near fine (occasional light traces of foxing). First edition, "gve" uncorrected at line 10 on p. 135 in vol. I, and with the usual cancels (Mm4 and Nn1 in vol. I, E3, Oo4, Qq3 in vol. II). Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engraved plates. xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e. 586] pp. 2 vols. 4to. Pottle 79; Rothschild 463; Grolier English 131

$4500.00

Report of the Experiments on Animal Magnetism, made by a committee of the medical section of the French Royal Academy of Sciences: read at the meetings of the 21st and 28th of June, 1831, translated, and now for the first time published; with an historical and explanatory introduction, and an appendix. By J.C. Colquhoun
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Report of the Experiments on Animal Magnetism, made by a committee of the medical section of the French Royal Academy of Sciences: read at the meetings of the 21st and 28th of June, 1831, translated, and now for the first time published; with an historical and explanatory introduction, and an appendix. By J.C. Colquhoun

Edinburgh: Printed for Robert Cadell, 1833. First edition in English, and the first generally published edition of the findings of the commission set up by the Royal Academy of Medicine of Paris to look into animal magnetism. pp. xii, 252. Original cloth-backed boards, printed paper label (illegible) on spine, uncut. Boards somewhat soiled. With notes on endpapers. First edition in English, and the first generally published edition of the findings of the commission set up by the Royal Academy of Medicine of Paris to look into animal magnetism. pp. xii, 252. Crabtree, Animal Magnetism, an Annotated Bibliography, 354. Haskell Norman Catalogue M96 has only the 1836 Boston translation

$550.00

The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England

By Bacon, Francis [Thomas BIRCH, editor]

London: Printed [by William Bowyer] for A. Millar, 1765. Engraved frontispiece in vols. I-IV (portrait by George Vertue in vol. I), two letterpress folding charts, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes. Vol. III LACKING a1-2 (title-page and first contents leaf). 5 vols. 4to (11-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches). Contemporary russia, covers with wide gilt floral border within an outer floral roll border, spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, contrasting morocco lettering pieces in two compartments, the rest richly gilt with small floral tools, board edges gilt, marbled edges. Some slight wear spine ends. Engraved frontispiece in vols. I-IV (portrait by George Vertue in vol. I), two letterpress folding charts, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes. Vol. III LACKING a1-2 (title-page and first contents leaf). 5 vols. 4to (11-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches). Bowyer's ledgers show that 500 copies were printed. ESTC T88309 ; Provenance: Lyons Library (bookplate)

$4500.00

Fat and Blood:and How to Make Them

By Mitchell, S. Weir (1829-1914)

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1877. First edition. 101pp. 8vo. Modern crimson cloth. First edition. 101pp. 8vo. "For some years I have been using with success...certain methods of renewing the vitality of feeble people by a combination of entire rest and of excessive feeding, made possible by passive excerise obtained through the steady use of massage and electricity" (Chapter I). Mitchell used this resty cure on Charlotte Perkins Gilman and it provided her the idea for "The Yellow Wallpaper", a short story in which the narrator is driven insane by this treatment. This treatment was also used on Virginia Woolf, who wrote a savage satire of it in her novel Mrs. Dalloway : "you invoke proportion; order rest in bed; rest in solitude; silence and rest; rest without friends, without books, without messages; six months rest; until a man who went in weighing seven stone six comes out weighing twelve" G-M 4554

$300.00

Anna Christie

By O'Neill, Eugene

New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. Limited Edition, number 283 of 775 copies (of which 750 were for sale), signed by O'Neill. 12 illustrations by Alexander King. 161 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Unopened. Yellow paper-covered boards, batiked in purple and vermilion, black cloth spine, original blue printed dust jacket. Without slipcase. Minor fading to top edge of boards, trace darkening to jacket, nonetheless a fine copy. King, Alexander. Limited Edition, number 283 of 775 copies (of which 750 were for sale), signed by O'Neill. 12 illustrations by Alexander King. 161 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Atkinson, A21IV-I

$200.00

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