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General Relativity. An Einstein Centenary Survey
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General Relativity. An Einstein Centenary Survey

By Hawking, Stephen, co-editor

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979. xviii, 919 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, dust jacket. Very good plus. xviii, 919 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed by Stephen Hawking, with a pair of TLS. A fine collection of material linking two of the most famous physicists of the 20th century, by way of a key player in the development of atomic energy. This copy of the Einstein Centenary Survey, which Hawking co-edited, is inscribed in Hawking's hand to Lewis H. Strauss: "For Lewis, from Stephen". Strauss was the son of Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974), one of the founding commissioners of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the endower of the Albert Einstein Award, of which Hawking was the recipient in 1978. (Lewis H. Strauss carried out the administration of the award following his father's death.) Also present are two typed letters signed by Hawking to Strauss, written from Cambridge University, where Hawking was Professor of Gravitational Physics. A letter of October 28, 1977, reads in part, "It would certainly be very nice if [American physicist] John Wheeler could be present at the award of the Einstein Medal. Could you persuade him to come[?]... There are a number of people both here and at Oxford who would like to see him". He also suggests the Garden House Hotel as site for the award dinner, and adds a postscript referencing his paper "The Breakdown of Predictability in Gravitational Collapse." In the second signed letter, dated January 30, 1978, Hawking writes, "to thank you and the Strauss Memorial Fund again for honoring me with the Einstein Award. It is a great pleasure to have the beautiful medal with Einstein's name and likeness on it. I think the Dinner last night was a very pleasant occasion." Hawking lost the ability to write altogether not long after the book and these letters were signed, and INSCRIBED MATERIAL IN HIS OWN HAND IS VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN IN THE TRADE. Included are three typed letters signed secretarially, also addressed to Strauss, in which Hawking recommends Tullio Regge as the next recipient of the Einstein Award (which indeed he would become, as the final recipient), and referencing his own article on black holes in Time magazine, among other things. WITH: 2 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED ("Stephen" and "Stephen Hawking"), together 2 pp, Cambridge, 28 October 1977 and 30 January 1978, on Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics letterhead, to Lewis H. Strauss, regarding the Albert Einstein Award. AND WITH: 3 typed letters signed secretarially, also to Strauss

$250000.00

Albert Einstein Maker of Universes
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Albert Einstein Maker of Universes

By Garbedian, H. G.

New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1939. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown cloth. Inscribed slip tipped to front flyleaf. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed by Albert Einstein for Lewis L. Strauss. Inscribed in ink on a slip tipped onto front flyleaf "To Mr Lewis Strauss, Albert Einstein, April 1 1939" Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974), whose business interests in Europe prompted his interest in radioisotopes, knew many of the leading physicists and had earned their respect; it was to Strauss that Leo Szilard wrote in January 1939 discussing the latest discoveries of German physicists, the basis of nuclear fission. Strauss later became one of the inaugural commissioners of the Atomic Energy Commission, and served as chairman from 1953-1958. This copy of Garbedian's biography of Einstein bears a presentation slip from Einstein to Strauss, documenting their long acquaintance. Strauss became a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study, and after the war, Strauss endowed an award for work in the sciences in Einstein's honor; early recipients included Kurt Gödel, Richard Feynman, and Edward Teller; Stephen Hawking was honored with the Einstein Award in 1978.

$10000.00

Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein"), to Lewis L. Strauss, declining permission to use his name for an award, and disapproving of secrecy in research and militarization
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Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein"), to Lewis L. Strauss, declining permission to use his name for an award, and disapproving of secrecy in research and militarization

By Einstein, Albert

Princeton, New Jersey, 1948. 1 p., signed in ink, with holograph correction, on Einstein's blind embossed Princeton letterhead; with a draft carbon of reply from Strauss (not sent). 1 vols. 8vo. Fine. 1 p., signed in ink, with holograph correction, on Einstein's blind embossed Princeton letterhead; with a draft carbon of reply from Strauss (not sent). 1 vols. 8vo. "I am a convinced adversary of the militarization of this country..." Einstein expresses frank opposition to U.S. government efforts towards militarization and to its policy of secrecy around scientific research at the outset of the Cold War, in a letter to one of the original commissioners of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974). The unpublished letter is a reply to one by Strauss (Einstein Archive 58-868), in which he sought permission to name an award in Einstein's honor. Reading in part: "I feel, however, quite unable to consent to this. I am a convinced adversary of the militarization of this country which is growing rapidly and which is endangering the traditional liberal structure of America." Strauss was appointed to the AEC by Truman and served from 1946-1950; he was appointed chair of the commission by Eisenhower in 1953, and was at the center of the heated public debate over the security clearance of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Present with the letter is a reply drafted but never sent by Strauss, in which he defends militarization as preparation for emergency, and describes secrecy as the result, rather than the cause, of international distrust. Strauss ultimately persuaded Einstein and the first Albert Einstein Award, endowed by the Strauss family, was given in 1951 to Kurt Gödel and Julian Schwinger. Among the eleven subsequent recipients were Richard Feynman, Leó Szilárd, and Stephen Hawking. Einstein Archive 58-869 (retained carbon)

$35000.00

"Eine neue Bestimmung der Moleküldimensionen" [and] "Zur Theorie der Brownschen Bewegung"
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"Eine neue Bestimmung der Moleküldimensionen" [and] "Zur Theorie der Brownschen Bewegung"

By Einstein, Albert

[Leipzig: Annalen der Physik, 1906. In: Annalen der Physik 19, pp 289-306 and pp 371-381. 1 vols. 8vo. Later drab brown wrappers. Very good. In: Annalen der Physik 19, pp 289-306 and pp 371-381. 1 vols. 8vo. Two papers from Einstein's annus mirabilis, one of them signed. Signed "A. Einstein (50)" at the head of the first contribution. Two of five papers written during Einstein's annus mirabilis of 1905 which provided answers to several major scientific questions and lay the groundwork for modern physics. Famously, the papers were written while Einstein was working as an examiner in the patent office in Bern, Switzerland. His first contribution in the present volume, A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions, was submitted by Einstein as his doctoral dissertation. The second, On the Theory of Brownian Motion, solved an important question of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. This copy was signed by Einstein for Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974), an important figure in the development of atomic energy. Strauss was one of the first commissioners of the Atomic Energy Commission, and served as its chair from 1953-1958. He also established the endowment for the Albert Einstein Award, whose recipients included Kurt Gödel, Julian Schwinger, Richard Feynman, Leó Szilárd, and Stephen Hawking. Schilpp 11 & 12

$17500.00

Diamonds and Precious Stones  Their History, Value, And Distinguishing Characteristics. With Simple Texts For Their Identification. WITH: The Natural History of Gems or Semi Precious Stones by C.W. King, 1870  WITH The Natural History of Precious Stones by C.W. King, 1885
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Diamonds and Precious Stones Their History, Value, And Distinguishing Characteristics. With Simple Texts For Their Identification. WITH: The Natural History of Gems or Semi Precious Stones by C.W. King, 1870 WITH The Natural History of Precious Stones by C.W. King, 1885

By Emnanuel, Harry

London, 1883. First editions of the first and third titles. Illustrated with Chromolithographic half title, 4 tinted lithographic plates and 1 monochrome lithographic plate, illustrations within the text. 266pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in half tan polished calf, gilt spine stamped in gilt with red and black leather title labels, t.e.g., fine. First editions of the first and third titles. Illustrated with Chromolithographic half title, 4 tinted lithographic plates and 1 monochrome lithographic plate, illustrations within the text. 266pp. 3 vols. 8vo.

$800.00

The Other Man
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The Other Man

By Frisbie, Wm. A.

Minneapolis, Mn: [SOO Line Railway Company, W.R. Callaway], 1904. First Edition. 122, [6]pp. 12mo. Publisher's pictorial green cloth. Very Good Copy. First Edition. 122, [6]pp. 12mo. angling, shooting, etc.

$275.00

Electron Theory. Report to the Solvay Conference for Physics at Brussels, Belgium, September 27 to October 2, 1948

By Oppenheimer, J. R.

[Brussels, 1948. 17 pp., duplicated typescript (rectos only), signed by the author in pencil upper right of first page. 1 vols. 4to. Old fold, short closed tear in margin of last page. Fine. 17 pp., duplicated typescript (rectos only), signed by the author in pencil upper right of first page. 1 vols. 4to. Signed. Oppenheimer's paper for the Solvay conference, a three part presentation on the history of electrodynamics, "the logical and procedural aspects of recent developments," and "remarks and questions on applications of these developments to nuclear problems and on the question of the closure of electrodynamics." After a distinguished career in business and in the U.S. Navy, Louis L. Strauss was closely involved in the Manhattan project. He was named one of the inaugural commissioners of the Atomic Energy Commission and served as chairman from 1953-1958. Later, famously, Strauss had the scientist investigated for disloyalty and Oppenheimer's security clearance was revoked. Provenance: Lewis L. Strauss

$3000.00

Art Department Spaulding & Co. [Cover title]
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Art Department Spaulding & Co. [Cover title]

By (Japanese Ivories)

Chicago: Spaulding, 1900. With two illustrations from photographs. [12] pp. 125 items. 1 vols. 8vo. Green wrappers. Very good. With two illustrations from photographs. [12] pp. 125 items. 1 vols. 8vo. "To make a collection of Japanese Ivory carvings that is comprehensive in its scope and of superior quality, requires not only a good jufge of this fascinating art, but also a great deal of time and much patient study." Signed F. R. K. in type at the end of the Introduction. Rare catalogue of an extensive collection of Japanese ivory carvings, antique and modern, including numerous carvings attributed to master carvers, and including the tip of a Zanzibari elephant tusk, "the natural point ... the section from which most of these carvings are made.". Not in OCLC

$375.00

A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS OF USING ATOMIC ENERGY FOR MILITARY PURPOSES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 1940 - 1945
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A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS OF USING ATOMIC ENERGY FOR MILITARY PURPOSES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 1940 - 1945

By Smyth, H.D.

[Washington, D.C.]: [Government Printing Office], 1945. With graphs and tables. [198 pp]. Lithoprint. 10 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Original cream textured stapled wrappers. "Release for Publication on" lithographed on upper wrapper. Light spotting to wrappers. In quarter black morocco clamshell case with gilt lettering to spine. With graphs and tables. [198 pp]. Lithoprint. 10 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Rare 1945 lithoprint. Published only days after American attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this report is a "remarkably full and candid account of the development work carried out between 1940 and 1945 by the American-directed but internationally recruited team of physicists... which culminated in the production of the first atomic bomb." (PMM) Henry DeWolf Smyth, a consultant on the Manhattan Project who also served as the chairman of Princeton University's Department of Physics, composed this first official record of the creation of the atom bomb with the intention of educating the American public about the unprecedented scientific and technological advances that the Manhattan Project scientists had achieved since 1940. "The ultimate responsibility for our nation's policy rests on its citizens," he writes in the report's preface, "and they can discharge such responsibilities wisely only if they are informed." The report was necessarily limited in scope due to the classified nature of many of the details of the atomic bomb's ultimate design. It therefore focuses primarily on basic problems of nuclear physics, which nevertheless were remarkable enough to the general public at the time of publication to render the Smyth Report a bestseller: It sold almost 127,000 copies in its first eight printings, and remained on the New York Times bestseller list from mid-October 1945 to late-January 1946. The report also provided information about the development of the atomic bomb project, including some details about the then-secret laboratories and production sites at Los Alamos, New Mexico; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Hanford, Washington. This copy of the report is the pre-publication issue released to the press on August 12, 1945. It was printed on mimeograph machines in the offices of the War Department. The report was first published by the War Department, and later by Princeton University Press when demand surpassed the Department's printing capacity. This pre-publication issue differs in certain small ways from Princeton's final version. Most notably, a sentence alluding to a "poisoning" effect in the production reactors was removed for security reasons; ironically, this may only have emphasized its potential interest to Soviet scientists. Printing and the Mind of Man 422e; Norman 1962; Coleman 37; Laudamus 0425

$3750.00

On the Eaves of the World
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On the Eaves of the World

By Farrer, Reginald

London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1926. Second Impression. 64 plates, folding map. xii, 311; viii, 328pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Bookplate of Innisfree. Fine. Second Impression. 64 plates, folding map. xii, 311; viii, 328pp. 2 vols. 8vo. 'From April 1914 Farrer spent two years with William Purdom, a Kew-trained gardener, in Kangsu, north-west China, and in Tibet, collecting specimens and seeds, despite the lawlessness of the area. He had a narrow escape from drowning after a 20 ft fall from a rickety bridge. Arguably the most exciting of their finds were Gentiana farreri, 'which burned in the alpine turf like an incandescent turquoise', and the winter-flowering guelder-rose, Viburnum farreri; but others, like Geranium farreri, Aster farreri, and Clematis macropetala, can also be found today in specialist nurseries. On his return Farrer described his expedition in the flamboyant On the Eaves of the World.' (DNB). Yakushi F17

$300.00

The Life of John Ericsson (1803-1889)
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The Life of John Ericsson (1803-1889)

By Church, William Conant

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First Edition. Illus. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarters green morocco, a.e.g., for Aspreys. Fine. First Edition. Illus. 2 vols. 8vo. Biography of the great Swedish American mechanical engineer. He designed the steam locomative Novelty which competed in the Rainhill Trials on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, won by George Stephenson's Rocket. He was undoubtedly the most important American Naval architect of the nineteenth century.

$300.00

Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine
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Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

By Wiener, Norbert (1894-1964)

New York, London: The M. I. T. Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1961. Second edition, revised, re-edited with new introduction and two new chapters. Pp. xvi, [4], 212. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, lettered in black, fine in unclipped about fine original illustrated dust jacket. Small ownership stamp on verso of title-page. Second edition, revised, re-edited with new introduction and two new chapters. Pp. xvi, [4], 212. 1 vols. 8vo. Wiener was one of the "world's leading mathematical analysts and scientific philosopher...well known for his writings and original work on such subjects as assemblages and functions of a real variable, epistemology, mathematical logic, relativity, quantum theory and the Fourier integral and its applications" (blurb).

$200.00

Theriaki and Their Last Dose. Letters of FitzHugh Ludlow and Others, to Dr. Samuel B. Collins, Relating to the Most Wonderful Medical Discovery of the Age
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Theriaki and Their Last Dose. Letters of FitzHugh Ludlow and Others, to Dr. Samuel B. Collins, Relating to the Most Wonderful Medical Discovery of the Age

By (Opium) Collins, Dr. Samuel B.

Chicago: Evening Journal Print, No. 46 Dearborn Street, 1870. First edition (possibly a later state). 73, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue morocco, title blocked in gilt on upper cover, leafy roll border to boards, marbled endsheets. Some rubbing. First edition (possibly a later state). 73, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Rare Work on Treating Opium Addiction. First edition of this work on opium addiction in the U.S., concerning the discovery of a patent cure of Opium addiction by Samuel B. Collins, and his correspondence with Fitz Hugh Ludlow, editor of the Easy Chair column in Harper's and an acknowledged opium addict. Ludlow had published several chapters in The Opium Habit, with Suggestions as to the Remedy (1868). Collins titles the first section An Answer to "What Shall They Do To Be Saved?". The work shows signs of being hastily printed, referring to letters dated June 1870 and the Harper's column for August 1870. The last few pages are set in a smaller font (but forming part of the last gathering), and record a dispute with Henry Read over the marketing of Collins' cure, and pledges of testimonials to be published in the Easy Chair that were never honored because of Ludlow's death; the last page bears memorial bands across top and bottom and begins: "A letter conveying the mournful tidings of the death of Fitz Hugh Ludlow was received by Dr. Collins ..."; the elegy concludes "... for He has found the Fountain of Eternal Youth, Fitz Hugh Ludlow can never grow old." Ludlow died in Switzerland on 12 September 1870. Scarce institutionally and in the trade. Only the copy recorded at the Toner Collection, Library of Congress (shelfmark RC371.O6 C7 1870a) has pagination similar to this copy. It appears to have been regularly reprinted: a sixth edition is noted with date 1871 (Library Company of Philadelphia). A copy digitized at the National Library of Medicine (http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/66640200R ) bears the date 1870 on the title page but the pagination is different and the book manifestly printed later (blurred type in the imprint and the text on page 69 referring to a letter dated 26 January 1871); the digitized copy from the Library of Congress has a date of 1870 on the title but a preliminary page bears an accession stamp dated 1881; this would appear to be the copy cited by Cordasco (109 pp.). Cordasco 70-021

$2250.00

Album of 120 photographs of the aftermath of the Charleston earthquake of 1886
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Album of 120 photographs of the aftermath of the Charleston earthquake of 1886

By (Charleston Earthquake) Cook, George La Grange, James A. Palmer & William E. Wilson

Charleston, South Carolina, 1886. 120 vintage albumen prints (4-3/4 x 8 inches, with one measuring 7-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches), mounted to stiff card album leaves, most captioned in ink in a contemporary hand, with an additional albumen print (4-3/4 x 8 inches) mounted on card (heavily worn with loss), stamped "Geo. L.G. Cook, photographer, 265 King Street, Charleston, S.C.". Folio (12-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches). Contemporary black morocco gilt, titled in gilt on front cover ("The Charleston Earthquake / August 31st. 1886 / Francis W. Dawson). Spine perished but album intact, extremities worn, fading to some images, occasional foxing to mounts and images. 120 vintage albumen prints (4-3/4 x 8 inches, with one measuring 7-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches), mounted to stiff card album leaves, most captioned in ink in a contemporary hand, with an additional albumen print (4-3/4 x 8 inches) mounted on card (heavily worn with loss), stamped "Geo. L.G. Cook, photographer, 265 King Street, Charleston, S.C.". Folio (12-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches). An album of 120 vintage albumen photographs showing the devastation to the city of Charleston, South Carolina, following the earthquake of August 31, 1886. Estimated to have reached a magnitude of between 6.6 and 7.3 on the Richter scale, the earthquake left 60 people dead and caused substantial property damage to nearly every structure in the city. Felt as far away as Chicago and Cuba, the Charleston earthquake remains the strongest recorded earthquakes on the east coast of the United States. The photographs collected in this album were taken by various Charleston photographers in the aftermath of the earthquake and document extensive property damage, soil liquefaction, sink holes and fissures, ruptured rail lines and overturned train cars, and the tent camps erected to house the newly homeless. "At least forty thousand people were 'tenting' in Charleston by September 3" (Williams & Hoffius, p. 53). A particular focus is placed on the damage sustained by the many Charleston churches and grand private residences. The photographers include George La Grange Cook (1849-1919), son of the prominent Civil War photographer George S. Cook (1819-1902). Cook's earthquake photographers were popular souvenir items, and he offered some 200 images in his series "Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity." Other identified photographers include the Irish-born James A. Palmer (1825-1896), who specialized in views of southern blacks, and the English-born William E. Wilson (d. 1905), who specialized in documentary photography of Mobile and Savannah. Photographs of the destruction - along with vials of "earthquake sand" - were popular souvenirs among the waves of "disaster tourists" who began arriving shortly after the earthquake to view the ruined city. This album belonged to the English-born Francis W. Dawson (1841-1889), who in 1862 emigrated to the South to fight for the Confederacy. At the time of the earthquake, Dawson was co-owner and editor of the Charleston News and Courier (a photograph of the paper's damaged office is included in the album) and was the city's most prominent private citizen. Despite his earlier support for the Confederacy, Dawson used his influential position to urge racial tolerance and support for Reconstruction. Dawson was appointed a member of the Executive Relief Committee formed in the aftermath of the earthquake and was instrumental in spearheading and supporting the rebuilding of the city. His newspaper urged optimism and resilience in the face of mounting racial tension and the ever-present fear of another cataclysmic natural event. "Almost single-handedly, [Dawson] was attempting to prod his fellow citizens to buck up and rebuild their city" (ibid, p. 93) Produced between 1886 and the time of Dawson's sensational murder in 1889, the album may have been presented to Dawson as a tribute for his efforts in the rebuilding of the city. The first photograph in the album shows Dawson's home at 99 Bull Street, with Dawson and family sitting on their new front porch, rebuilt after its destruction during the earthquake. To the left of the family is Hélène Burdayron, the Swiss au pair who was at the center of a dispute that lead to Dawson's murder. Williams & Hoffius, Upheaval in Charleston (2011); Roxana Robinson, "The Strange Career of Frank Dawson," The New York Times, 20 March 2012

$25000.00

A Phrenologist amongst the Todas or the study of a primitive tribe in South India. History, Character, Customs, Religion, Infanticide, Polyandry, Language
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A Phrenologist amongst the Todas or the study of a primitive tribe in South India. History, Character, Customs, Religion, Infanticide, Polyandry, Language

By Marshall, Willkiam E.

London, 1873. 19 autotype plates. xx, 271pp. 8vo. Original green cloth. Very Good. 19 autotype plates. xx, 271pp. 8vo. "The Todas, a small tribe of Buffalo pastoralists living on the Nilgiri Hills in southern India, were already known to scholars through two remarkable ethnographies by Breeks and Marshall, both published in 1873, and both including some of the earliest field photography ever to illustrate an anthropological work." - E. Edwards (editor), Anthropology and Photography 1860--1920 p. 179 and fig. 114. The phtographs in the present work were made by the well-known firm of Bourne & Shepherd of Simla and Nicholas and Curths of Madras. There are 14 plates printed in carbon by the Autotype Fine Art Co. Two are credited to Bourne & Shepherd; the others unsigned. They are all strong images taken from life. Aside from their value as anthropological documents, they are interesting as photographs as they combine the exotic appeal of the primitive and beautiful Indians with the careful vision of the recording scientist. The author, William Marshall, was a Lieut. Col. of Her Majesty's Bengal Staff Corps. See also Martin Kemp's essay in Beauty of another order, photography in science p. 129 and pl. 82 - "a particularly effective illustration of how photography could serve the needs of phrenology and physiognomy as applied to racial types...".

$600.00

Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist
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Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist

By Einstein, Albert

Evanston, Illinois: Library of Living Philosophers Vol. 7, 1949. First edition, #335 of 760 signed. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. xvi, 781, [3, blank] pages; frontispiece portrait of Einstein by Yousuf Karsh. 8vo (9.75 x 6.5 inches; 247 x 171 mm.). Original beveled cloth, t.e.g. In original paper over boards brown slipcase. Karsh, Yosuf. First edition, #335 of 760 signed. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. xvi, 781, [3, blank] pages; frontispiece portrait of Einstein by Yousuf Karsh. 8vo (9.75 x 6.5 inches; 247 x 171 mm.). Einstein's autobiography, in German, and in English translation Articles By Arnold Sommerfeld, Louis De Broglie, Ilse Rosenthal-Schneider, Wolfgang Pauli, Max Born, Walter Heitler, Niels Bohr, H. Margenau, Philipp G. Frank, Hans Reichenbach, H. P. Robertson, P. W. Bridgman, Victor F. Lenzen, Filmer S. C. Northrop, E. A. Milne, Georges Edward Lemaitre, Karl Menger, Leopold Infeld, Max Von Laue, Herbert Dingle, Kurt Godel, Gaston Bachelard, Aloys Wenzel, Andrew Paul Ushenko, Virgil Hinshaw Jr; Bibliography By Margaret C. Shields.

$12000.00

Modern Astrology with which is incorporated "The Astrologer's  Magazine" (Volume VI.) Established August, 1890. A Work dealing solely with Astrological Matters
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Modern Astrology with which is incorporated "The Astrologer's Magazine" (Volume VI.) Established August, 1890. A Work dealing solely with Astrological Matters

By (Astrology)

London: 9, Lyncroft Gardens, 1899. 5 vols. 8vo. Bound in full blue morocco, a.e.g., for Asprey, with a gilt stamp "Governor Charles Edison Library." Fine. 5 vols. 8vo.

$500.00

Bygone Days in India
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Bygone Days in India

By Dewar, Douglas

London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1922. First edition. viii, [4], 287 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Near fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (small loss at head of spine panel, minor soiling). First edition. viii, [4], 287 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Historical accounts of life and travel in India by the noted ornithologist. Wide ranging and well written.

$250.00

Decorative Electricity...with a Chaper on Fire Risks by J.E.H. Gordon
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Decorative Electricity...with a Chaper on Fire Risks by J.E.H. Gordon

By Gordon, Mrs. J.E.H.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1891. Firzst Edition. Illustrated by Herbert Fell. 178pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Very Good. Firzst Edition. Illustrated by Herbert Fell. 178pp. 8vo.

$300.00

Silva: or, A Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions. Together with an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. With Notes by A. Hunter, M.D. F.R.S.
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Silva: or, A Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions. Together with an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. With Notes by A. Hunter, M.D. F.R.S.

By Evelyn, John

York: Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; T. Cadell, in the Strand; J. Robson, New-Bond-Street; and T. Durham, Charing-Cross, London. W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1776. First Hunter and first Miller edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Evelyn by Bartolozzi and 40 engraved plates (1 folding), most drawn and engraved by John Miller (i.e. Johann Sebastian Müller). [56], 649, [1], [9] pp, including list of subscribers and index. With letterpress folding table at end. Large 4to (11-7/16 x 8-7/8 inches). Bound in contemporary half brown morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Some occasional light browning but a fresh, clean copy. First Hunter and first Miller edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Evelyn by Bartolozzi and 40 engraved plates (1 folding), most drawn and engraved by John Miller (i.e. Johann Sebastian Müller). [56], 649, [1], [9] pp, including list of subscribers and index. With letterpress folding table at end. Large 4to (11-7/16 x 8-7/8 inches). WITH SUBSCRIBER'S RECEIPT. First edition with the extensive and careful annotations of Alexander Hunter, a York physician. Silva "was given a fresh lease of life by the enthusiasm of Dr. Hunter ... His mind was versatile like Evelyn's, and he varied is medical work by becoming an authority on agriculture and forestry ... Hunter's edition of Silva, undertaken as a relaxation, proved to be a popular success, so that five editions ... were called for up to 1825. His annotations are learned and extensive, and he claims that the text was colleated with all five of the original editions, and corrected with the help of 'some Original Manuscripts'" (Keynes). This edition with outstanding plates by the renowned German-English botanical illustrator Johann Sebastian Müller (1715-c.1792). Tipped in at the first page of the subscriber's list is the receipt made out to subscriber Sir William Oglander for two guineas, signed "A. Hunter." First published in 1664, Silva is a treatise on forestry, written to promote the cultivation of timber for building the Royal Navy. As Disraeli wrote: "It was an author in his studious retreat, who, casting a prophetic eye on the age we live in, secured the late victories of our national sovereignty. Inquire at the Admiralty how the fleets of Nelson have been constructed and they can tell you that it was with the oaks that the genius of Evelyn planted." ESTC T123233; Henrey 137; Keynes 47; Pritzel 2766; Raphael, An Oak Spring Sylva, 33 (1786 edition). Provenance: Sir William Oglander (subscriber's receipt); Henry Stephens (bookplate)

$1950.00

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