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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

Rapports du Physique et du Moral de l'Homme
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Rapports du Physique et du Moral de l'Homme

By Cabanis, P.[ierre] J.[ean] G.[eorge] (1757-1808)

Paris, 1805. Seconde édition revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'auteur. With half titles. xliii, [i], 569, [3]; iv, 720 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Quarter polished calf and marbled boards, uncut. Seconde édition revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'auteur. With half titles. xliii, [i], 569, [3]; iv, 720 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Cabanis's greatest work. Brett, History of Psychology, pp. 375-382; Boring, A History of Experimental Psychology, pp. 215-216; Zilboorg, A History of Medical Psychology, pp. 283-284; Hirsch, I, 793

$500.00

L'Hypnotisme et Les États Analogues au point de vue Méidico-Légal; les états hypnotiques et les etats analogues les suggestions criminelles cabinets de somnambules et societes de magnetisme et de spiritisme l'hypnotisme devant la loi . Préface par M. le Dr P. Brouardel

By (Hypnotism) Tourette, Gilles de la (1857-1904)

Paris: E. Plon, 1887. First edition. xv, 534pp. 8vo. Wrappers, with printed original upper wrapper laid down on new wrapper. Very Good, partially unopened. First edition. xv, 534pp. 8vo.

$325.00

L'Automatisme Psychologique-- Essai de psychologie expérimentale sur les formes intérieures de l'activité humaine

By Janet, Pierre (1859-1947)

Paris: Félix Alcan, 1889. First edition. 496pp. 8vo. Contemporary green cloth. Very Good. First edition. 496pp. 8vo. Janert's first major work. Norman #1154; Garrison & Morton 4976.1

$250.00

Traité Clinique et Pratique des Maladies Mentales
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Traité Clinique et Pratique des Maladies Mentales

By Luys, Le Dr. J.[ules]

Paris: Adrien Delahaye et Émile Lecrosnier Éditeurs, 1881. First Edition. Avec 27 figures intercalées dans le texte et 10 planches coloriées et photo-micrographiques. xvi, 693pp. 8vo. Half morocco and marbled boards. Stamp of ownership of Pierre Janet (1859-1947). Very Good. First Edition. Avec 27 figures intercalées dans le texte et 10 planches coloriées et photo-micrographiques. xvi, 693pp. 8vo. Janet's Copy.

$600.00

Mesmerism and Its Opponents: with a Narrative of Cases
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Mesmerism and Its Opponents: with a Narrative of Cases

By SANDBY, George, M.A.

London: Longman Brown, Green & Longmans, 1844. First Edition. x, 278, 32, ads. pp. 12mo. Publisher's brown cloth. Very Good. First Edition. x, 278, 32, ads. pp. 12mo.

$400.00

Caracteres Phrenologiques: Et Physiognomiques Des Contemporains Les Plus Celebres
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Caracteres Phrenologiques: Et Physiognomiques Des Contemporains Les Plus Celebres

By Poupin, Theodor

Paris: Germer Baillière, Libraire-Éditeur, 1837. First edition. 35 plates. xi,[5], 281pp. 8vo. Bound in full contempoary tan calf, gilt spine. About fine. First edition. 35 plates. xi,[5], 281pp. 8vo.

$300.00

Mesmerism Proved True, and the Quarterly Reviewer Reviewed
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Mesmerism Proved True, and the Quarterly Reviewer Reviewed

By Townshend, Chauncy Hare (1798-1868)

London: Thomas Bosworth, 1854. 216, [2]pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, front hinge split. 216, [2]pp. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Inscribed on the title-page; "From the Author." Dickens who was also interested in mesmerism dedicated Great Expectations to Townshend and gave him the maunuscript. Townshend desicated his volume of poetry, The Three Gates to Dickens. This is his second book on mesmerism andrare.

$400.00

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

The Florists Manual, or, Hints for the Construction of a Gay Flower-Garden ..
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The Florists Manual, or, Hints for the Construction of a Gay Flower-Garden ..

By [Jacson, Maria Elizabeth]

London: Henry Colburn and Co, 1822. Second edition. Folding colored aquatint frontispiece by H.W. Timms 5 hand-colored engraved plates (4 double-page). vii, [i], 136 pp. 8vo. Publisher's pink boards, uncut. Front cover nearly detached. Bookplate and ownership signature at head of title of Elizabeth S. Lloyd. Second edition. Folding colored aquatint frontispiece by H.W. Timms 5 hand-colored engraved plates (4 double-page). vii, [i], 136 pp. 8vo. A lovely copy in publisher's pink boards of the second edition of this gardening manual by the English botanist Maria Elizabeth Jacson (1755-1829).

$750.00

Traité complet de l'Hypochondrie... Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie royale de Médecine
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Traité complet de l'Hypochondrie... Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie royale de Médecine

By Brachet, Jean Louis (1789-1858)

Paris - Lyon: B [et] Germer Baillière Librairie - Charles Safy Jeune Librairie-Éditeur, 1844. First edition. Modern brown cloth. First edition.

$375.00

A Practical Treatise on Nervous Exhaustion (Neurasthenia), its Symptoms, Nature, Sequences, Treatment
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A Practical Treatise on Nervous Exhaustion (Neurasthenia), its Symptoms, Nature, Sequences, Treatment

By Beard, George M.[iller][1839 - 1883)

New York: William Wood and Company, 1880. 198pp. 8vo. Publisher's green clotrh. VG. 198pp. 8vo. Beard's significance in his field derives from his argument for the methodical study of neurosis, his efforts to end social condemnation of its sufferers, and his understanding of the connections between mental illness and social organization. Although some viewed Beard as a charlatan, disliked his egotism, and dismissed his theory of neurasthenia as well as his work on behalf of the insane, many others in his time admired his work and his vision. Rosenberg argued that by the early 1890s Beard's theories of neurasthenia ?had become part of the office furniture of most physicians? (p. 258). Even on his deathbed in New York City, Beard argued for the importance of his theories and reform efforts; he is reported to have said, I hope others will carry on my work? (Morton, page 134)." Garrison-Morton 4846

$250.00

The Telephone

By Preece, William Henry, Sir, F.R.S and Julius Maier

London, 1889. First edition, with erratum. Folding photographic frontispiece. xvi, [ii], 498, [32, ads]. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Fine. First edition, with erratum. Folding photographic frontispiece. xvi, [ii], 498, [32, ads]. 1 vols. 8vo. Welsh electrical engineer, pioneer in telephony and telegraphy, especially known for his work in railroad signaling.

$300.00

Pacific Electric Rod and Gun Club. Constitution and By-Laws. Prize List, Rules and Regulations
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Pacific Electric Rod and Gun Club. Constitution and By-Laws. Prize List, Rules and Regulations

[Los Angeles], 1939. 48 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Green printed wrappers. About fine (some fading). 48 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Sporting club of the Pacific Electric Railway Company, established in 1916, with a membership limited to male Caucasian employees. Listing of officers and committees, prize categories in sal and fresh water angling, hunting, and trap shooting. With a list of past presidents and prize winners from earlier years; and numerous ads for local businesses throughout. The Pacific Electric Railway Company was the largest streetcar and interurban transit company in the country during the 1920s. Scarce. Not in OCLC

$250.00

Protein Requirement of dairy cattle.
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Protein Requirement of dairy cattle.

By Virtanen, Artturi Ilmari

1971. 4to. Self wrappers. 4to. INSCRIBED. Artturi Ilmari Virtanen ( 1895 - 1973) was a Finnish Chemist 1945 Nobel Prize winner "for his research and inventions in agricultural and nutrition chemistry, especially for his fodder preservation method".[.

$200.00

Les Sommeil et Les Rêves. Études psychologiques sur ces phénomènes et les divers états qui s'y rattachent suivies de recherches sur le développement de l'instinct et de l'intelligence dans leurs rapports avec le phénomène du sommeil
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Les Sommeil et Les Rêves. Études psychologiques sur ces phénomènes et les divers états qui s'y rattachent suivies de recherches sur le développement de l'instinct et de l'intelligence dans leurs rapports avec le phénomène du sommeil

By Maury, L.-F. Alfred (1817-1892)

Paris: Didier et Cie, 1861. First edition. [4]-vii, [1], [1]-426 pp. 8vo. Half morocco. First edition. [4]-vii, [1], [1]-426 pp. 8vo. This is the guy who made us all write down our dreams as soon as we woke. What a waste of time!! Caillet, 7269

$300.00

Flash Photolysis and Some of Its Application. Nobel Lecture
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Flash Photolysis and Some of Its Application. Nobel Lecture

By Porter, George, Baron Porter of Luddenham, OM, Kt, PRS, FRSE ( 1920 - 2002)

Stockholm: The Nobel Foundation, 1968. 20pp. 8vo. Green wrappers. Fine. 20pp. 8vo. Inscribed. Inscribed on the front cover to Laszlo Magyar by the 1967 Nobel Prize winning Chemist.

$250.00

L'automatisme psychologique : essai de psychologie expérimentale sur les formes inférieures de l'activité humaine
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L'automatisme psychologique : essai de psychologie expérimentale sur les formes inférieures de l'activité humaine

By Janet, Pierre (1859-1947)

Paris: Alcan, 1889. 496, 32, ads pp. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Fine. 496, 32, ads pp. 8vo. In his 1890 essay The Hidden Self, William James wrote that Janet's observations of "hysterical somnambulist" patients at Le Havre Hospital, shown in Janet's 1889 Doctorate of Science thesis, De l'Automatisme Psychologique.

$300.00

L'Étude Expérimentale et de Psychologie
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L'Étude Expérimentale et de Psychologie

By Binet, Alfred

Paris: C. Reinwald...Schleicher Freres & Cie, 1903. First edition. pp. [6], 309, [3]; 1 plate. 8vo. Half calf. First edition. pp. [6], 309, [3]; 1 plate. 8vo.

$350.00

Leben. Autograph Manuscript, signed ("Manfred Eigen") at head of first page
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Leben. Autograph Manuscript, signed ("Manfred Eigen") at head of first page

By Eigen, Manfred

1980. Ink on ruled paper, 18 pp., chiefly on rectos only, with numerous strikethroughs, revisions, and corrections. 1 vols. 4to. Fine. Ink on ruled paper, 18 pp., chiefly on rectos only, with numerous strikethroughs, revisions, and corrections. 1 vols. 4to. Manfred Eigen (1927-2019) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967 for "studies of extremely fast chemical reactions, effected by disturbing the equilibrium by means of very short pulses of energy" (shared with Ronald Norrish and George Porter). The present draft manuscript discusses biochemical, physical, and philosophical aspects of life and living, including the absence of a clear boundary between living and unliving, with reference to viruses, reproduction, thermodynamics, and evoltuion, and concluding with a citation from Democritus, "Alles, was im Weltall existiert, ist die Frucht von Zufall und Notwendigkeit" (Everything existing in the Universe is the fruit of chance and necessity) With a signed Sonderdruck of Eigen's article "Zeugen der Genesis - Versuch einer Rekonstruktion der Urformen des Lebens au ihren in den Biomolekülen hinterlassenen Spuren" from the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Jahrbuch 1979.

$2500.00

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