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  • 1757 FINGERS PALMISTRY Study of Each FINGER of the HAND 257 Year-Old German Book by Friedrich [Fabian] GROSCHUFF; Michael Gottlieb Griessbach 1757 FINGERS PALMISTRY Study of Each FINGER of the HAND 257 Year-Old German Book
    Friedrich [Fabian] GROSCHUFF; Michael Gottlieb Griessbach

    ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung, in so serne sie de deutschen Sprache Zusatche geliesect aus aller Art Alterthumer erwogen... by Friedrich [Fabian] GROSCHUFF [sometimes also attributed to Michael Gottlieb Griessbach.] Rare study of the aspects of the hand, finger by finger, with historical, literary, scientific, and occult references to our digits. LEIPZIG & EISENACH (Germany): Michael Gottlieb Griessbach, 1757. GERMAN TEXT. Later Plain Paper Wrappers, 5" x 7.25". Pagination: [14] prelim pages (title page and introductory pages) +312 numbered pages +[24] Register and Errata. Illustrated with Engraved Printer's Device on the title-page and on the last page of Errata, and with a few head and tail pieces. Condition: The pages are toned / lightly browned with…

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    ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung, in so serne sie de deutschen Sprache Zusatche geliesect aus aller Art Alterthumer erwogen... by Friedrich [Fabian] GROSCHUFF [sometimes also attributed to Michael Gottlieb Griessbach.] Rare study of the aspects of the hand, finger by finger, with historical, literary, scientific, and occult references to our digits. LEIPZIG & EISENACH (Germany): Michael Gottlieb Griessbach, 1757. GERMAN TEXT. Later Plain Paper Wrappers, 5" x 7.25". Pagination: [14] prelim pages (title page and introductory pages) +312 numbered pages +[24] Register and Errata. Illustrated with Engraved Printer's Device on the title-page and on the last page of Errata, and with a few head and tail pieces. Condition: The pages are toned / lightly browned with age, there is some foxing throughout (heavy on only a few pages), overall the pages are bright and the printing is clear and fully legible. A nicely maintained 257 year old book. About FRIEDRICH GROSCHUFF (from a German Internet site): ****** Groschuff (1700-1784), German philologist. He studied theology and law at Konigsburg and Leipzig and then tutored several noble families. He was the secretary of Prince Wilhelm of Hesse-Philippstahl, governor of Breda. He afterwards served as a lawyer and counselor. He published a number of works on various subjects, including two on hands and fingers******

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  • 1793 GALILEO Two Volume Set RARE & IMPORTANT ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY w/ PLATES by Galileo Galilei 1793 GALILEO Two Volume Set RARE & IMPORTANT ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY w/ PLATES
    Galileo Galilei

    VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI Nobile e Patrizio Fiorentino Mattematico e Filosofo Sopraordinario de' Gran Duchi di Toscana COSIMO E FERDINANDO II. Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... TWO VOLUME SET - Complete in These Two Volumes (Four Parts, in Two Volumes). Losanna (LAUSANNE) : 1793. Publisher unstated. FIRST EDITION. Contains the FIRST BIBLIOGRAPHY of the works of GALILEO. I collated these two volumes page-by-page with copies from the Rare Book Rooms of Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Cambridge University. Two Hardcover Books, blue cloth covered boards, 7.5" x 10". Pagination: VOLUME I: Frontispiece, xvi Introductory pages, 471 Text pages (actually 467 pages because pagination skips to page 429 after page 424 - as normal…

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    VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI Nobile e Patrizio Fiorentino Mattematico e Filosofo Sopraordinario de' Gran Duchi di Toscana COSIMO E FERDINANDO II. Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... TWO VOLUME SET - Complete in These Two Volumes (Four Parts, in Two Volumes). Losanna (LAUSANNE) : 1793. Publisher unstated. FIRST EDITION. Contains the FIRST BIBLIOGRAPHY of the works of GALILEO. I collated these two volumes page-by-page with copies from the Rare Book Rooms of Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Cambridge University. Two Hardcover Books, blue cloth covered boards, 7.5" x 10". Pagination: VOLUME I: Frontispiece, xvi Introductory pages, 471 Text pages (actually 467 pages because pagination skips to page 429 after page 424 - as normal - text flows correctly - collates correctly with rare copies at Harvard and Cambridge), + one blank. VOLUME II: [2], 471-961 pages. The two volumes are ILLUSTRATED with TEN (of TWELVE) plates, namely: 2 engraved frontispiece portraits of Galileo (one in each Volume), 7 (of 9) engraved plates, and 1 large folding genealogical chart / plate. Four of the original nine plates were fold-open, but 2 of those 4 (plates IX and X) are now lacking (being the 2 of 12 plates that are missing). CONDITION: The covers are soiled and worn, the blue cloth covering is rubbed, splotchy, split at the spine folds, worn through at the corners, and chipped away at the spine ends, nonetheless the covers are present and still bound well to the inner pages; there is a splattering of dark blue spots to the bottom page edges of Volume I and to the top page edges of Volume II (page edges of the closed books). Volume I has some old shorelining / water staining to the margins of various pages here and there throughout - nothing too significant except in the margins of

    a few pages where the margin soiling is heavy; overall the pages are in remarkably bright condition. Volume II has shorelining / water-staining to the upper margin area of the frontispiece and title-page; is missing the leaf that would be pages v/vi - consisting of a "Part Three" title-page and its blank verso (i.e. no text is missing); there is shorelining / light water-staining and soiling to the top blank margin of a number of pages here and there throughout - not affecting text; leaf consisting of pages 521/522 has a stiff crease that appears to be a binder's error (text is complete); there are wormholes / small worm lines to the bottom blank margin of the latter pages, not affecting text; the upper corner area of pages 951-960 is soiled and foxed; page 961 (the last page - the verso is blank) has its upper portion torn away, including approximately 3 lines of 2 column. The plates are all bright and clear, some with mild margin soiling and/or margin shorelining. The fold-open genealogical chart has some splitting at the folds and tearing near the gutter, but is overall solid, bright and clear. A SOLID SET of these TWO VOLUMES with 10 of 12 plates and only the faults as described above. The covers are worn, but internally both volumes are still tight, bright and clear. A very presentable set. RARE and IMPORTANT 221 Year-Old Books on GALILEO. From an 1861 Sotheby auction catalog - the "Catalogue of the Mathematical, Historical and Miscellaneous Portion of the Celebrated Library of M. Guglielmo Libri": ******Nelli. VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI... Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... Losanna, 1793. A most valuable contribution to scientific biography, giving full particulars of Galilei's friends and opponents, and containing extracts of numerous unpublished letters of Galileo and his friends which Nelli was prevented by death from publishing in extenso, and which were only partially published in the last edition of Galileo's works.******

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  • 1820 ALGEBRAIC PROBLEMS + 1818 KEY TO GREEK EXERCISES - 2 Books Bound in 1 by Miles Bland, Rev. William Neilson 1820 ALGEBRAIC PROBLEMS + 1818 KEY TO GREEK EXERCISES - 2 Books Bound in 1
    Miles Bland, Rev. William Neilson

    ALGEBRAICAL PROBLEMS, PRODUCING SIMPLE and QUADRATIC EQUATIONS, with THEIR SOLUTIONS. Designed as an Introduction to the HIGHER BRANCHES of ANALYTICS, by MILES BLAND, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Published by Cambridge University, 1820. Third Edition. Scarce early edition. Pagination: [8] half-title, title, contents, errata, 375, [1] Publisher's ads. BOUND TOGETHER WITH: A KEY TO THE GREEK EXERCISES, by REV. WILLIAM NEILSON. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, LONDON; and Anderson & Macdowall, EDINBURGH; printed at the University (of Edinburgh) press; 1818. Pagination: 90 pages, title page through last page of text, with "Finis" at the bottom of the last page. TWO SCARCE BOOKS BOUND TOGETHER IN THIS ONE VOLUME. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and corners with marbled…

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    ALGEBRAICAL PROBLEMS, PRODUCING SIMPLE and QUADRATIC EQUATIONS, with THEIR SOLUTIONS. Designed as an Introduction to the HIGHER BRANCHES of ANALYTICS, by MILES BLAND, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Published by Cambridge University, 1820. Third Edition. Scarce early edition. Pagination: [8] half-title, title, contents, errata, 375, [1] Publisher's ads. BOUND TOGETHER WITH: A KEY TO THE GREEK EXERCISES, by REV. WILLIAM NEILSON. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, LONDON; and Anderson & Macdowall, EDINBURGH; printed at the University (of Edinburgh) press; 1818. Pagination: 90 pages, title page through last page of text, with "Finis" at the bottom of the last page. TWO SCARCE BOOKS BOUND TOGETHER IN THIS ONE VOLUME. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards, 5.25" x 8.5". GOOD condition, covers are scraped and rubbed, but holding together well; some foxing throughout especially on the first and last few pages; the rear endpapers have some blue lines; there are several previous owner's signatures on the blank page facing the title page; the inner hinge is split at several places (including at the title page) but always holding well; overall a solid, complete copy that remains tight, bright and clean.

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  • 1829 JAMES CHALLIS *Inscribed* BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of PLANETS by James Challis 1829 JAMES CHALLIS *Inscribed* BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of PLANETS
    James Challis

    ON the EXTENSION of BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of the PLANETS from the SUN to the DISTANCES of the SATELLITES from their RESPECTIVE PRIMARIES, by JAMES CHALLIS. INSCRIBED by CHALLIS on the title page: "From the Author". Unfortunately the top margin of the title page has been clipped off, probably on purpose to remove the recipient's name which would have been right above the inscription. Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY and Printed by J. Smith, Printer to the University, 1829. First Edition. Disbound from a bound volume with remains of stitching still attached to the spine, 8.5x10.5 inches, 15 pages. GOOD Condition: Top margin of title page clipped off, as noted above, not affecting printed text; neat ink number…

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    ON the EXTENSION of BODE'S EMPIRICAL LAW of the DISTANCES of the PLANETS from the SUN to the DISTANCES of the SATELLITES from their RESPECTIVE PRIMARIES, by JAMES CHALLIS. INSCRIBED by CHALLIS on the title page: "From the Author". Unfortunately the top margin of the title page has been clipped off, probably on purpose to remove the recipient's name which would have been right above the inscription. Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY and Printed by J. Smith, Printer to the University, 1829. First Edition. Disbound from a bound volume with remains of stitching still attached to the spine, 8.5x10.5 inches, 15 pages. GOOD Condition: Top margin of title page clipped off, as noted above, not affecting printed text; neat ink number in the upper corner of every other page; crease to the bottom corner and bottom margin, overall still bright, clean and clear. About James Challis (excerpted from Wikipedia): James Challis, b. 1803 d. 1882, was an English clergyman, physicist and astronomer. Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy and the Director of the Cambridge Observatory. He investigated a wide range of physical phenomena.

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  • 1830 MARSH FEVER Early MALARIA Study by JOHN MACCULLOCH - MALARIOLOGY PIONEER & Renowned British Geologist by John MacCulloch 1830 MARSH FEVER Early MALARIA Study by JOHN MACCULLOCH - MALARIOLOGY PIONEER & Renowned British Geologist
    John MacCulloch

    An ESSAY on REMITTENT and INTERMITTENT DISEASES: Including, Generically MARSH FEVER and NEURALGIA : Comprising Under The Former, Various Anomalies, Obscurities, and Consequences, and, under a New Systematic View of the Latter, Treating of TIC DOULOUREUX, SCIATICA, HEADACHE, OPHTHALMIA, TOOTHACHE, PALSY and Many Other Modes and Consequences of this Generic Disease. By JOHN MACCULLOCH, M.D., FRS. PHILADELPHIA: Carey & Lea, 1830. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, red leather spine title label, spine lined in gilt, 5x8.5 inches, 474 pages. (Pages numbered i-xiv, 17-474. The first page of text was incorrectly numbered by the printer 17 instead of 15. This volume, with the above pagination, is complete and has been collated with original copies at Ghent University and elsewhere.) GOOD Condition: The…

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    An ESSAY on REMITTENT and INTERMITTENT DISEASES: Including, Generically MARSH FEVER and NEURALGIA : Comprising Under The Former, Various Anomalies, Obscurities, and Consequences, and, under a New Systematic View of the Latter, Treating of TIC DOULOUREUX, SCIATICA, HEADACHE, OPHTHALMIA, TOOTHACHE, PALSY and Many Other Modes and Consequences of this Generic Disease. By JOHN MACCULLOCH, M.D., FRS. PHILADELPHIA: Carey & Lea, 1830. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, red leather spine title label, spine lined in gilt, 5x8.5 inches, 474 pages. (Pages numbered i-xiv, 17-474. The first page of text was incorrectly numbered by the printer 17 instead of 15. This volume, with the above pagination, is complete and has been collated with original copies at Ghent University and elsewhere.) GOOD Condition: The covers have some peeling of the leather, scrapes, and are worn at the edges and corners; There are several ink ownership signatures on the front free endpaper, a blank prelim, and the title page, the most recent being Albert G. Welch, 1834. The blank front free endpaper has its upper corner area torn off, has a dime size ink splotch (mirrored on the front pastedown), and some offsetting and soiling. The rear blank free endpaper has a quarter size hole, a dime size hole, and offsetting. Both the front and rear endpapers are foxed. There is some light foxing throughout, mainly confined to the margins. Otherwise the inner pages remain tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Overall a solid, nice copy. An important and somewhat forgotten work on Malaria by a Renowned Scottish Geologist. About JOHN MACCULLOCH (excerpted from various online medical journals including the Cambridge Journal of Medical History, 1977): ******JOHN MACCULLOCH, M.D., F.R.S. (1773-1835), THE PRECURSOR OF THE DISCIPLINE OF MALARIOLOGY. The first time the term 'malaria' was used in an English scientific publication was in 1827 in a book by John Macculloch. Though renowned as one of the prominent, early British geologists, his works on "Marsh Fever" make him one of the first English physicians to develop the field of Malariology. His works on Malaria, though rather forgotten, were at the time both important and groundbreaking. (footnoted: In the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, the following entry will be found: "Malaria, an Italian colloquial word introduced into English medical literature by Macculloch in 1827, as a substitute for the more restricted terms marsh miasm or paludal poison." See also H. Scott, "A History of Tropical Medicine"; and PF. Russell "Man's Mastery of Malaria".) There is a long Wikipedia page about John Macculloch's many important geological works, but Wikipedia does not mention a word about his medical studies.******

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  • 1834 Prévost DOUTEUSE DE MIRAGE / DOUBTFUL VISIONS Science & Cause of MIRAGES by Pierre Prevost 1834 Prévost DOUTEUSE DE MIRAGE / DOUBTFUL VISIONS Science & Cause of MIRAGES
    Pierre Prevost

    MÉMOIRE SUR UNE APPARENCE DOUTEUSE DE MIRAGE, par Le Professeur P. (PIERRE) PREVOST. La Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, 1834. Pagination: (2), 18 pages. printed on rag paper that remains bright white, 4to., 8.5x10.75 inches (21.5x27 cm). There is one plate at the rear, 8x5.75 inches ( 21x14 cm) that contains two figures. Bound in recent plain brown paper wrappers. VERY GOOD condition. Many pages are untrimmed / unopened at their top edge; there is light foxing, some corner creases, overall bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The recent plain brown paper wrappers have creases and some soiling. Rare booklet of Pierre Prévost (1751-1839), physicist and philosopher of Geneva, recognized in the field of science for his contribution to…

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    MÉMOIRE SUR UNE APPARENCE DOUTEUSE DE MIRAGE, par Le Professeur P. (PIERRE) PREVOST. La Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, 1834. Pagination: (2), 18 pages. printed on rag paper that remains bright white, 4to., 8.5x10.75 inches (21.5x27 cm). There is one plate at the rear, 8x5.75 inches ( 21x14 cm) that contains two figures. Bound in recent plain brown paper wrappers. VERY GOOD condition. Many pages are untrimmed / unopened at their top edge; there is light foxing, some corner creases, overall bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The recent plain brown paper wrappers have creases and some soiling. Rare booklet of Pierre Prévost (1751-1839), physicist and philosopher of Geneva, recognized in the field of science for his contribution to the theory of heat exchange (he explained Pictet's experiment by arguing that all bodies radiate heat, no matter how hot or cold they are). He was also a renowned Hellenist, who, among other things, contributed a translation of Euripides. Early on he held the chair of literature at the University of Geneva. In 1786 he became politically active and was a member of the Council of Two Hundred. In 1793 he was appointed to the Chair of Philosophy and General Physics at the University of Geneva, a position he held until 1823. In this booklet, MÉMOIRE SUR UNE APPARENCE DOUTEUSE DE MIRAGE, Prévost explains the scientific causes for visual appearances that seem real but are not (i.e. mirages). It is known that Prévost

    himself suffered from mirages, which he considered a type of visual affectation.

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  • 1847 F. A. Pouchet THÉORIE POSITIVE de L'OVULATION SPONTANÉE / SPONTANEOUS GENERATION OF LIFE - 2 VOLUMES including the ATLAS with 20 HAND COLORED PLATES by Félix Archimède Pouchet 1847 F. A. Pouchet THÉORIE POSITIVE de L'OVULATION SPONTANÉE / SPONTANEOUS GENERATION OF LIFE - 2 VOLUMES including the ATLAS with 20 HAND COLORED PLATES
    Félix Archimède Pouchet

    THÉORIE POSITIVE de L'OVULATION SPONTANÉE de la FÉCONDATION des MAMMIFÈRES et de L'ESPÈCE HUMAINE, Basée sur L'Observation de Toute la Série Animale. Par F. A. POUCHET

    (Félix Archimède Pouchet). (English Translation: PROVEN THEORY of SPONTANEOUS OVULATION and FERTILIZATION of MAMMALS and the HUMAN SPECIES, Based on the Observation of the entire Animal Series. By F. A. POUCHET.) Published by Chez J.-B. Bailliere, Libraire de L'Académie Royale de Medecine, PARIS, 1847. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Two Volumes: The TEXT VOLUME plus the Especially Rare ATLAS VOLUME that contains 20 HAND COLORED PLATES. TEXT VOLUME: Original printed wrappers, 5.5x9 inches (14x22.5 cm), 8vo. Pagination: xxxi, [1], 476, [1] fold open table, [3], 28 irregularly numbered Publisher's advertisement pages. ATLAS VOLUME: Hardcovers,…

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    THÉORIE POSITIVE de L'OVULATION SPONTANÉE de la FÉCONDATION des MAMMIFÈRES et de L'ESPÈCE HUMAINE, Basée sur L'Observation de Toute la Série Animale. Par F. A. POUCHET

    (Félix Archimède Pouchet). (English Translation: PROVEN THEORY of SPONTANEOUS OVULATION and FERTILIZATION of MAMMALS and the HUMAN SPECIES, Based on the Observation of the entire Animal Series. By F. A. POUCHET.) Published by Chez J.-B. Bailliere, Libraire de L'Académie Royale de Medecine, PARIS, 1847. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Two Volumes: The TEXT VOLUME plus the Especially Rare ATLAS VOLUME that contains 20 HAND COLORED PLATES. TEXT VOLUME: Original printed wrappers, 5.5x9 inches (14x22.5 cm), 8vo. Pagination: xxxi, [1], 476, [1] fold open table, [3], 28 irregularly numbered Publisher's advertisement pages. ATLAS VOLUME: Hardcovers, original printed paper covered boards and cloth covered spine, large format 9x12 inches (23x30cm). Contains TWENTY HAND COLORED PLATES, one folding, all with tissue guards. CONDITION: Text Volume GOOD Condition: Some wear and soiling to wrappers including several inches of splitting at the spine folds, wear to the spine ends, and edge wear including some small chips. Internally, the front and rear endpapers are mostly glued to the inside front and rear covers; there is some scattered foxing though most pages are bright and white; many pages are still uncut / unopened. Overall a solid, complete copy with original wrappers. Atlas Volume VERY GOOD Condition: The covers spine has been neatly rebacked with cloth; the covers have some soiling, light staining, and edge wear, but remain solid and are doing their job well; there are two rubber ink stamps on the title page "Property of the N. York Hospital" and "Triplicate"; there are creases and a few tears to some of the tissue guards; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The plates are all lovely. (Note: The New York Hospital, whose rubber ink stamp is on the title page of the Atlas volume, was founded in 1771 with a charter from King George III. It is the second oldest hospital in New York City, and the third oldest in the United States.) This Two Volume 1847 First Edition Set with the ORIGINAL ATLAS with its 20 HAND COLORED PLATES is SCARCE. About FÉLIX-ARCHIMÈDE POUCHET (from Wikipedia): ******Félix Archimède Pouchet (b. 1800 d. 1872) was a French naturalist and a LEADING PROPONENT of the SPONTANEOUS GENERATION of LIFE from

    NON LIVING MATERIALS, and as such an opponent of Louis Pasteur's germ theory. From 1828 he was director of the Rouen Jardin des Plantes. In 1838 he became professor at the School of Medicine at Rouen. In 1847, Pouchet effectively launched the study of the physiology of cytology. His major scientific work Hétérogénie was published in 1859. He also wrote a layperson's encyclopedia The Universe, published in 1870, which gives an overview of the sciences, but in which Pouchet ridicules Louis Pasteur's theories. Pouchet was 60 years old while Louis Pasteur was 37 years old when the heart of the debate about spontaneous generation began. Their opinions on generation originated from two competing theories. Pouchet believed in HETEROGENESIS, which assumed that NEW LIVING ORGANISMS CAME FROM INANIMATE OBJECTS, SUCH AS AIR. The parents of these new organisms were not the same species as the new organism. Pasteur supported the germ theory that said microorganisms arose from germs and those microorganisms came from parents of the same species. He supported the idea that germs were mostly everywhere, including things like air and those germs explained the appearance of microorganisms on different inanimate things.****** You can read much more about Félix-Archimède Pouchet on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet. I believe this is the perfect time to bring the SPONTANEOUS GENERATION OF LIFE theory back to life, given our ruling government no longer believes in real science.

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  • 1859 CAUSE OF RAIN and ALLIED PHENOMENA - 160 Year Old METEOROLOGY Book 1st Ed. by George Autustus Rowell 1859 CAUSE OF RAIN and ALLIED PHENOMENA - 160 Year Old METEOROLOGY Book 1st Ed.
    George Autustus Rowell

    An ESSAY on the CAUSE OF RAIN and ITS ALLIED PHENOMENA, by George Augustus ROWELL. OXFORD : PUBLISHED and Sold by the AUTHOR [at] No. 3, Alfred Street, ST. GILES', M.DCCC.LIX (1859). First Bound Edition (an earlier version had appeared in the Proceedings of the Ashmolean Society, 1839). Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards (front board detached but present), blind embossed design on front and rear covers, gilt titling on the spine, 5.5" x 9", 166 pages plus an ad for another book by the same author at the rear. Includes a 1 large folding plate at the front. This is considered George Augustus Rowell's most important work. The author rejects the cyclonic theory of storms and introduces one of his…

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    An ESSAY on the CAUSE OF RAIN and ITS ALLIED PHENOMENA, by George Augustus ROWELL. OXFORD : PUBLISHED and Sold by the AUTHOR [at] No. 3, Alfred Street, ST. GILES', M.DCCC.LIX (1859). First Bound Edition (an earlier version had appeared in the Proceedings of the Ashmolean Society, 1839). Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards (front board detached but present), blind embossed design on front and rear covers, gilt titling on the spine, 5.5" x 9", 166 pages plus an ad for another book by the same author at the rear. Includes a 1 large folding plate at the front. This is considered George Augustus Rowell's most important work. The author rejects the cyclonic theory of storms and introduces one of his own based on atmospheric electricity. Rowell, a largely self-educated meteorologist, believed that electricity was the principal agent in all weather related phenomena, including rain. Condition: Front cover detached along with the front free-endpaper and the tipped-on fold-open plate, the rear cover has completely split at its fold but is holding on by the cord bindings, the spine covering is chipped at its ends and all along its folds. Internally, there is some foxing here and there throughout, some pages are unopened / uncut at their top edge, a few pages have a piece missing at their top edge where they were poorly cut open (not affecting text), the first few pages are worn along their edges; overall the inner pages are nice - still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce First Edition of this 160 year old book on Rain and other Meteorological Phenomenon, by a meteorologist that got it wrong.

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  • 1862 P.A. Hansen TABLES OF THE MOON *AUTHOR PRESENTATION COPY* & *ASSOCIATION COPY* German Book DARLEGUNG der THEORETISCHEN BERECHNUNG der in den MONDTAFELN ANGEWANDTEN STÖRUNGEN by Peter Andreas Hansen 1862 P.A. Hansen TABLES OF THE MOON *AUTHOR PRESENTATION COPY* & *ASSOCIATION COPY* German Book DARLEGUNG der THEORETISCHEN BERECHNUNG der in den MONDTAFELN ANGEWANDTEN STÖRUNGEN
    Peter Andreas Hansen

    DARLEGUNG der THEORETISCHEN BERECHNUNG der in den MONDTAFELN ANGEWANDTEN STÖRUNGEN, by Peter Andreas Hansen. Parts I and II. LEIPZIG : Bei S. Hirzel, 1862 and 1864. Text in German. TWO PARTS BOUND IN ONE. First Bound Volume, originally printed in the Abhundlungen der Mathematisch... Band VI and Band VII. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners, spine is titled and lined in gilt, 7x10.5 inches. Pagination: [2], 93 to 497, [1]; [2], 3 to 399 pages. (Hansen's work in Band VI of the Abhundlungen der mathematisch began on page 93, thus the work is complete as paginated.) Numerous tables, a few folding. PRESENTATION COPY with the AUTHOR'S INSCRIPTION to FRIEDRICH WILHELM AUGUST ARGELANDER, who was Director of the OBSERVATORY at BONN, GERMANY,…

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    DARLEGUNG der THEORETISCHEN BERECHNUNG der in den MONDTAFELN ANGEWANDTEN STÖRUNGEN, by Peter Andreas Hansen. Parts I and II. LEIPZIG : Bei S. Hirzel, 1862 and 1864. Text in German. TWO PARTS BOUND IN ONE. First Bound Volume, originally printed in the Abhundlungen der Mathematisch... Band VI and Band VII. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners, spine is titled and lined in gilt, 7x10.5 inches. Pagination: [2], 93 to 497, [1]; [2], 3 to 399 pages. (Hansen's work in Band VI of the Abhundlungen der mathematisch began on page 93, thus the work is complete as paginated.) Numerous tables, a few folding. PRESENTATION COPY with the AUTHOR'S INSCRIPTION to FRIEDRICH WILHELM AUGUST ARGELANDER, who was Director of the OBSERVATORY at BONN, GERMANY, on a Clipped Portion of the Original Wrapper, which is now glued to the front free endpaper. COPY of C.H.F. PETERS, who was DIRECTOR of the OBSERVATORY at HAMILTON COLLEGE, Clinton, New York, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. ASSOCIATION to ELIHU ROOT, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER and Alumnus of HAMILTON COLLEGE. There is a Hamilton College Library Bookplate on the front pastedown which states: "GIFT OF ELIHU ROOT, DEC. 1892" (NOT his signature, his name was probably written in by a librarian). There is another early Hamilton College Library label on the front pastedown and a couple of its library marks and numbers here and there. The Hamilton Library and C.H.F. Peters bookplates, and the clipped Presentation inscription, all have a light "withdrawn" rubber stamp. GOOD CONDITION: The cover leather is scraped and rubbed at the spine folds, spine ends and corner edges, otherwise the covers are solid and attractive. Internally, there are the presentation, association, and Hamilton College Library labels on the front endpapers as noted above; there is the remnant of a (card pocket?) on the rear pastedown; there is a nickel size scrape and a number written on the title page; some light soiling to the margins, a spot here and there, and some corner creasing; overall the inner pages remain tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy. RARE with the INSCRIPTION and ASSOCIATIONS. About Peter Andreas Hansen (from Encyclopedia Britannica online): ******Peter Andreas Hansen, (b. 1795 d. 1874), Danish born German astronomer whose most important work was the improvement of the theories and tables of the orbits of the principal bodies in the solar system. Hansen became director of the Seeberg Observatory, near Gotha, in 1825, and in 1857 a new observatory was built for him. He worked on theoretical geodesy, optics, and probability theory. The systematic character of Hansen's methods carried celestial mechanics to a new level of power and precision. The tables based on his theory were used until 1923. From his theory of the Moon, Hansen deduced a value close to that now accepted for the distance between Earth and the Sun. Assisted by the astronomer Christian Olufsen, Hansen compiled new tables of the Sun's positions at various times.****** About ELIHU ROOT (from Wikipedia): ******Elihu Root, b. 1845 d. 1937, was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the Secretary of State under President Theodore Roosevelt and as Secretary of War under Roosevelt and President William McKinley. He advised presidents on a range of foreign and domestic issues. Root was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1865 PETER ANDREAS HANSEN - TEN IMPORTANT PAPERS on ASTRONOMY Bound in 1 Volume by Peter Andreas Hansen, P. A. Hansen 1865 PETER ANDREAS HANSEN - TEN IMPORTANT PAPERS on ASTRONOMY Bound in 1 Volume
    Peter Andreas Hansen, P. A. Hansen

    TEN IMPORTANT PAPERS by P.A. Hansen (Peter Andreas Hansen). Leipzig, Bei S. Hirtzel, 1865-1870. German Text. Professionally Bound in hardcovers, half calf and cloth covered boards, gilt titling and designs to the spine, five raised spine bands, 7.5x11 inches, approximately 1350 pages (each paper paginated separately), and 4 folding plates. There is a handwritten list of the ten papers affixed to the front pastedown. "P. A. HANSEN'S MEMOIRS" is printed in gilt on the spine. GOOD condition. The covers are cracking at the spine folds but holding well, there is a small shelving label near the bottom of the spine, there is wear to the spine ends and corner tips, the boards have some rubbing, overall the covers are solid…

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    TEN IMPORTANT PAPERS by P.A. Hansen (Peter Andreas Hansen). Leipzig, Bei S. Hirtzel, 1865-1870. German Text. Professionally Bound in hardcovers, half calf and cloth covered boards, gilt titling and designs to the spine, five raised spine bands, 7.5x11 inches, approximately 1350 pages (each paper paginated separately), and 4 folding plates. There is a handwritten list of the ten papers affixed to the front pastedown. "P. A. HANSEN'S MEMOIRS" is printed in gilt on the spine. GOOD condition. The covers are cracking at the spine folds but holding well, there is a small shelving label near the bottom of the spine, there is wear to the spine ends and corner tips, the boards have some rubbing, overall the covers are solid and attractive. Internally, there is a handwritten table of contents on the front pastedown, as noted above; there is a circular ex library blindstamp on the title page (Cardinal Kayes Library / Manhattan College / New York) and a few other minor library numbers and marks on other pages; there are pencil translations and notes here and there, most notably on the title page of each paper; otherwise this bound collection is complete, tight, bright, clean and clear. The ten papers (with my rather poor English translations in parenthesis) are: (1) BESTIMMUNG der SONNENPARALLAZE durch VENUSVORÜBERÄNGE vor der SONNENSCHEIBE mit BESONDERER BERUCKSICHTIGUNG des im Jahre 1874 EINTREFFENDEN VORUBERGANGES. Mit ZWEI PANIGLOBEN. (The DETERMINATION of the SUNSET PARALLAX by means of VENUS TRANSITIONS before SUNSET with SPECIAL REVIEW of the INITIAL TRANSITION in 1874. With TWO HEMISPHERE MAPS.) Pagination: [4], 95 pages (pages numbered 457 to 552). With 2 folding hemisphere maps. Bei S. Hirzel, Leipzig, Germany, 1870. (2) THEORIE der SONNENFINSTERNISSE und VERWANDTEN ERSCHEINUNGEN. Mit 2 Tafeln. (THEORY of SUN ECLIPSES and RELATED APPEARANCES. With 2 Plates.) Pagination: [2], 150 pages (pages numbered [305] to 454). With 2 folding maps. Undated, circa 1870. (3) Die THEORIE des AEQUATOREALS. (THEORY of (?)) Pagination: [2], 72 pages (pages numbered [433] to 504). Undated, circa 1870. (4) RELATIONEN einestheils ZWISCHEN SUMMEN und DIFFERENZEN und anderntheils ZWISCHEN INTEGRALEN und DIFFERENTIALEN. (RELATIONS BETWEEN TOTALS and DIFFERENCES, and the other part BETWEEN INTEGRALS and DIFFERENTIALS.) Pagination: [4], 77 pages (pages numbered [507] to 583). Bei S. Hirzel, Leipzig, Germany, 1865. (5) GEODÄTISCHE UNTERSUCHUNGEN. (GEODETIC STUDIES) Pagination: [4], 224 pages (numbered 1 to 224). Bei S. Hirzel, Leipzig, Germany, 1865. (6) Von der Methode der KLEINSTEN QUADRATE IM ALLGEMEINEN und in ihrer ANWENDUNG auf die GEODASIE. (The SMALLEST COMMON QUADRAT and in its APPLICATION to GEODESY.) Pagination: [4], 234 pages (pages numbered [573] to 806). Bei S. Hirzel, Leipzig, Germany, 1867. (7) Fortgesetzte GEODÄTISCHE UNTERSUCHUNGEN von der Methode der KLEINSTEN QUADRATE IM ALLGEMEINEN... (Continuation of GEODETIC STUDIES using the SMALLEST COMMON QUADRAT.) Pagination: [4], 184 pages. Bei S. Hirzel, Leipzig, Germany, 1868. (8) Entwickelung eines NEUEN VERÄNDERTEN VERFAHRENS zur AUSGLEICHUNG EINES DREIECKSNETZES... (Development of a NEW MODIFIED METHOD for the ADJUSTMENT of a TRIANGULAR NETWORK...) Pagination: [4], 101 pages (pages numbered [187] to 287). Bei S. Hirzel, Leipzig, Germany, 1869. (9) Entwickelung des Products einer POTENZ des RADIUS VECTORS... (Developments in Producing the POWER of RADIUS VECTORS...) Pagination:

    [2], 99 pages (pages numbered [183] to 281). Undated, circa 1870. (10) Entwickelung der NEGATIVEN und UNGRADEN POTENZEN der QUADRATWURZEL der FUNCTION... (Development of the NEGATIVE and ODD POTENTIALS of the SQUARE ROOT of the FUNCTION...) Pagination: [4], 91 pages (numbered [285] to 376). Undated, circa 1870. INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: This Book is Thick and Heavy and will require additional shipping charges. You will be notified of the additional charges before your payment is accepted. Thanks.

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  • 1879 G.H. DARWIN On the BODILY TIDES OF VISCOUS AND SEMI-ELASTIC SPHEROIDS and on the OCEAN TIDES UPON A YIELDING NUCLEUS Association Copy of George William Hill by George Howard Darwin 1879 G.H. DARWIN On the BODILY TIDES OF VISCOUS AND SEMI-ELASTIC SPHEROIDS and on the OCEAN TIDES UPON A YIELDING NUCLEUS Association Copy of George William Hill
    George Howard Darwin

    On the BODILY TIDES OF VISCOUS AND SEMI-ELASTIC SPHEROIDS and on the OCEAN TIDES UPON A YIELDING NUCLEUS, by G. H. DARWIN (George Howard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin). LONDON: Separately Bound extract from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Part I, 1879. First separately bound edition. Original Printed Wrappers / Paper Covers, 9x11.5 inches,35 pages, plus title page. Copy of GEORGE WILLIAM HILL, noted American astronomer and mathematician, with his SIGNATURE at the top of the front cover "G. W. Hill". Also previously owned by HERBERT McLEAN EVANS, collector of rare science books, with his bookplate on the inside front cover. FAIR condition: The front and rear covers are detached but present, are toned, have creases from handling,…

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    On the BODILY TIDES OF VISCOUS AND SEMI-ELASTIC SPHEROIDS and on the OCEAN TIDES UPON A YIELDING NUCLEUS, by G. H. DARWIN (George Howard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin). LONDON: Separately Bound extract from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Part I, 1879. First separately bound edition. Original Printed Wrappers / Paper Covers, 9x11.5 inches,35 pages, plus title page. Copy of GEORGE WILLIAM HILL, noted American astronomer and mathematician, with his SIGNATURE at the top of the front cover "G. W. Hill". Also previously owned by HERBERT McLEAN EVANS, collector of rare science books, with his bookplate on the inside front cover. FAIR condition: The front and rear covers are detached but present, are toned, have creases from handling, and edge wear; the spine covering is chipped and missing several inches. Internally, the pages have lots of creases from handling, a crease down the middle (from where the publication was probably folded to hold in a hand or pocket), and have some foxing here and there. About GEORGE H. DARWIN (from Wikipedia): ******Sir George Howard Darwin, b. 1845 d. 1912, was an English barrister and astronomer. George Darwin was born at Down House, Kent, the second son and fifth child of Charles Darwin and Emma Darwin. In 1883 Darwin became Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He studied tidal forces involving the Sun, Moon, and Earth, and FORMULATED THE FISSION THEORY OF MOON FORMATION. Darwin was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and won the Gold Medal of the RAS in 1892.****** About GEORGE WILLIAM HILL (from Wikipedia): ******George William Hill, b. 1838 d. 1914, was an American astronomer and mathematician. His work focused on the mathematics describing the three body problem, later the four body problem, to calculate the orbits of the Moon around the Earth, as well as that of planets around the Sun. The Hill sphere, which approximates the gravitational sphere of influence of one astronomical body in the face of perturbations from another heavier body around which it orbits, was named after G.W. Hill who first described it. Hill lectured at Columbia University for a few years, but ultimately returned his salary and spent most of his life working in isolation out of his home in West Nyack, New York rather than in academia. He became president of the American Mathematical Society in 1894. He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1908, as well as to the academies of Belgium (1909), Christiania (1910), Sweden (1913), the Netherlands (1914) among others. He won numerous awards in astronomy and mathematics.****** About HOWARD McLEAN EVANS: ******Herbert McLean Evans, b. 1882 d. 1971, was a U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was a long time Professor of Anatomy at U.C. Berkeley.

    Evans had a strong interest in the history of science and was an active collector of rare books in the field. His collection was later acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.******

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  • 1881 G.H. DARWIN on TIDAL FRICTION of a PLANET and EVOLUTION of the SOLAR SYSTEM by George H. Darwin 1881 G.H. DARWIN on TIDAL FRICTION of a PLANET and EVOLUTION of the SOLAR SYSTEM
    George H. Darwin

    On the TIDAL FRICTION of a PLANET ATTENDED by SEVERAL SATELLITES and on the EVOLUTION of the SOLAR SYSTEM, by G. H. DARWIN (George Howard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin). LONDON: Separately Bound extract from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Part II, 1881. First separately bound edition. Original Printed Wrappers / Paper Covers, 9x11.5 inches,45 pages (pages numbered 491 to 535), plus title page, plus 3 plates (plates numbered 61 to 63). Previously owned by HERBERT McLEAN EVANS, with his bookplate on the inside front cover. GOOD MINUS condition: Covers are toned, the bottom cover corners are creased and torn, almost detached, the cover edges are worn, the spine covering is chipped and missing several inches, the spine…

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    On the TIDAL FRICTION of a PLANET ATTENDED by SEVERAL SATELLITES and on the EVOLUTION of the SOLAR SYSTEM, by G. H. DARWIN (George Howard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin). LONDON: Separately Bound extract from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Part II, 1881. First separately bound edition. Original Printed Wrappers / Paper Covers, 9x11.5 inches,45 pages (pages numbered 491 to 535), plus title page, plus 3 plates (plates numbered 61 to 63). Previously owned by HERBERT McLEAN EVANS, with his bookplate on the inside front cover. GOOD MINUS condition: Covers are toned, the bottom cover corners are creased and torn, almost detached, the cover edges are worn, the spine covering is chipped and missing several inches, the spine folds are very tender and are split starting at the top for 6 inches (will easily split more and become detached, be careful). Internally, the pages are creased at their upper and lower corner, the inner hinge is split throughout but holding with the sewn binding, there is some foxing here and there, overall the inner pages remain bright, clean, clear and unmarked. About GEORGE H. DARWIN (from Wikipedia): ******Sir George Howard Darwin, b. 1845 d. 1912, was an English barrister and astronomer. George Darwin was born at Down House, Kent, the second son and fifth child of Charles Darwin and Emma Darwin. In 1883 Darwin became Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He studied tidal forces involving the Sun, Moon, and Earth, and FORMULATED THE FISSION THEORY OF MOON FORMATION. Darwin was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and won the Gold Medal of the RAS in 1892.****** About HOWARD McLEAN EVANS (previous owner of this publication): ******Herbert McLean Evans, b. 1882 d. 1971, was a U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was a long time Professor of Anatomy at U.C. Berkeley.

    Evans had a strong interest in the history of science and was an active collector of rare books in the field. His collection was later acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.******

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  • 1889 STRAINS IN CURVED MASONRY DAMS study of BEAR VALLEY DAM by Hubert Vischer and Luther Wagoner 1889 STRAINS IN CURVED MASONRY DAMS study of BEAR VALLEY DAM
    Hubert Vischer and Luther Wagoner

    ON THE STRAINS IN CURVED MASONRY DAMS, by Hubert Vischer and Luther Wagoner. Transcript of an Address read before the Technical Society of the Pacific Coast on November 1, 1889. Disbound, loose signatures, 5.5x8.5 inches, 50 pages (numbered 75 to 124). Disbound from Transactions of the Technical Society of the Pacific Coast, Volume VI, December 1889. Illustrated with charts, graphs and tables. Disbound, loose signatures, rough spine edges where the document was disbound, light age toning, some corner creases from handling, printing remains sharp and clear. Rare original publication on DAM ENGINEERING in general and BEAR VALLEY DAM (Bear Lake, San Bernardino County, California) specifically.

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  • 1890 FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE by P. W. Lippert GERMAN Aviation Engineer ILLUSTRATED by P. W. Lippert 1890 FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE by P. W. Lippert GERMAN Aviation Engineer ILLUSTRATED
    P. W. Lippert

    FLUGTECHNISCHE AUSBLICKE / ZUR KLÄRUNG DER LUFTWIDERSTAND FRAGEN , by P. W. Lippert. Transcript of a Lecture on FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE given at the Austrian Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890. WIEN [VIENNA]: Verlag des Verfassers, 1891. Large Format Booklet, 10x13 inches (26x34 cm), 12 pages. TEXT IN GERMAN. Illustrated with numerous in text charts and illustrations in text. "Separate reprint from the weekly paper of the Austrian Association of Engineers and Architects, No. 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1891." From a lecture held in the Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890, on the clarification of air resistance questions. P. W. Lippert was an Austrian Engineer. Only FAIR CONDITION:

    Wear and soiling to wrappers; horizontal…

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    FLUGTECHNISCHE AUSBLICKE / ZUR KLÄRUNG DER LUFTWIDERSTAND FRAGEN , by P. W. Lippert. Transcript of a Lecture on FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE given at the Austrian Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890. WIEN [VIENNA]: Verlag des Verfassers, 1891. Large Format Booklet, 10x13 inches (26x34 cm), 12 pages. TEXT IN GERMAN. Illustrated with numerous in text charts and illustrations in text. "Separate reprint from the weekly paper of the Austrian Association of Engineers and Architects, No. 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1891." From a lecture held in the Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890, on the clarification of air resistance questions. P. W. Lippert was an Austrian Engineer. Only FAIR CONDITION:

    Wear and soiling to wrappers; horizontal fold across the middle with a 2 inch tear starting at the its front edge (the fold is tender and the 2 inch tear will increase in size if the pages are not opened carefully) and a smaller tear and wear at its rear edge; some other wear, chips and closed tears to edges here and there; the printing remains bright, clear and unmarked. Scarce Technical Document from the Early Days of Flight by a Noted Austrian Aviation Engineer. Please Note: This large format booklet will be shipped folded, as is its normal state.

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  • 1890 NAPIER'S DEFINITION OF A LOGARITHM AND ITS CONSEQUENCES by IRVING STRINGHAM by IRVING STRINGHAM 1890 NAPIER'S DEFINITION OF A LOGARITHM AND ITS CONSEQUENCES by IRVING STRINGHAM
    IRVING STRINGHAM

    NAPIER'S DEFINITION OF A LOGARITHM AND ITS CONSEQUENCES, by IRVING STRINGHAM. Transcript of a Paper read at the Technical Society of the Pacific Coast on June 6, 1890. Disbound, loose pages, 5.5x8.5 inches, 8 pages (numbered 63-70). Disbound from Transactions of the Technical Society of the Pacific Coast, Volume VII, June, 1890. Disbound, loose pages, rough spine edges where the document was disbound, slight age toning, printing remains sharp and clear. Rare paper on Logarithms by the noted mathematician IRVING STRINGHAM. You can read about him on Wikipedia.

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  • 1890 Obit/Bio of CHARLES MARTINS, Colleague and Correspondant of CHARLES DARWIN, by PAUL WILHELM MAGNUS by Paul Wilhelm Magnus (Charles Martins) 1890 Obit/Bio of CHARLES MARTINS, Colleague and Correspondant of CHARLES DARWIN, by PAUL WILHELM MAGNUS
    Paul Wilhelm Magnus (Charles Martins)

    CHARLES MARTINS by P. MAGNUS (Paul Wilhelm Magnus). A three page (printed on 2 leaves) biography of Charles Martins, important French evolutionary botanist who was a correspondent and translator of Charles Darwin. Printed by Blochmann und Sohn, Dresden, Germany. Undated but circa 1890. A separately printed reprint from the journal Leopoldina, Volume XXVI, Number 3-4, 1890. THREE PAGES on TWO LEAVES. Text in German. POOR condition. The single fold sheet (to make 4 pages) has split down the fold so that there are now 2 separate leaves. The pages have a horizontal fold across the center. The first page has tape reinforcement / repair across its horizontal folds; the tape has darkened making the words beneath the tape difficult to…

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    CHARLES MARTINS by P. MAGNUS (Paul Wilhelm Magnus). A three page (printed on 2 leaves) biography of Charles Martins, important French evolutionary botanist who was a correspondent and translator of Charles Darwin. Printed by Blochmann und Sohn, Dresden, Germany. Undated but circa 1890. A separately printed reprint from the journal Leopoldina, Volume XXVI, Number 3-4, 1890. THREE PAGES on TWO LEAVES. Text in German. POOR condition. The single fold sheet (to make 4 pages) has split down the fold so that there are now 2 separate leaves. The pages have a horizontal fold across the center. The first page has tape reinforcement / repair across its horizontal folds; the tape has darkened making the words beneath the tape difficult to read (the words can all still be read upon close examination). The blank last page also has tape reinforcement / repair across its horizontal fold. There is edge wear including chips, tears and corner creases; 4 of the tears are 1 inch. There is foxing overall. Scarce. OCLC shows only 4 copies of this 3 page document printed by Blochmann. The copies are held at the University of Bern, the University of Strasbourg, the Museum of Natural Science in Trento Italy, and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden.

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  • 1891 ELECTRICITY STORAGE - ACCUMULATORS & THEIR APPS Original Scientific Paper by R. B. ELDER 1891 ELECTRICITY STORAGE - ACCUMULATORS & THEIR APPS Original Scientific Paper
    R. B. ELDER

    ACCUMULATORS AND THEIR APPLICATION, by R. B. ELDER, Electrician, PACIFIC ELECTRICAL STORAGE CO. Transcript of a Paper read at the Technical Society of the Pacific Coast on January 2, 1891. Disbound, loose pages, 5.5x8.5 inches, 24 pages (numbered 153-176). Disbound from Transactions of the Technical Society of the Pacific Coast, Volume VII, No. 5, 1891. Presumed first edition. Illustrated with several in-text drawings and a graph. Condition: Disbound, loose pages, rough spine edges where the document was disbound, slight age toning, some corner creases, printing remains sharp and clear. Rare early paper on the storage of electricity. What, did you think Elon Musk was the first to come up with the idea?

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  • 1899 DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES / ORBITS OF PLANETS Tisserand / Perchot SIGNED & INSCRIBED with HANDWRITTEN TIPPED IN NOTES Astronomy Astrophysics by Felix TISSERAND, J. PERCHOT 1899 DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES / ORBITS OF PLANETS Tisserand / Perchot SIGNED & INSCRIBED with HANDWRITTEN TIPPED IN NOTES Astronomy Astrophysics
    Felix TISSERAND, J. PERCHOT

    Leçons sur la DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES Professées a la Faculté des Sciences de Paris, par F. TISSERAND. Rédigées et Développées pour les CALCULS NUMÉRIQUES par J. PERCHOT. (Lessons on the DETERMINATION OF THE ORBITS as Taught by the Paris Faculty of Science, by FELIX TISSERAND. Reedited and Developed for use in NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS, by J. PERCHOT. PARIS: Gauthier Villars, 1899. TEXT IN FRENCH. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED and INSCRIBED in French on the title page by J. PERCHOT. The main work by Tisserand / Perchot is BOUND TOGETHER with TWO WORKS in SPANISH on the same subject. (1) ALEXANDER WILKINS, "DETERMINATION DE ORBITAS DE PLANETAS Y COMETAS", LA PLATA, 1939. (2) JULIO GARAVITO ARMERO, "UNA EXPOSICION ELEMENTAL DEL METODO DE OLBERS…

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    Leçons sur la DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES Professées a la Faculté des Sciences de Paris, par F. TISSERAND. Rédigées et Développées pour les CALCULS NUMÉRIQUES par J. PERCHOT. (Lessons on the DETERMINATION OF THE ORBITS as Taught by the Paris Faculty of Science, by FELIX TISSERAND. Reedited and Developed for use in NUMERICAL CALCULATIONS, by J. PERCHOT. PARIS: Gauthier Villars, 1899. TEXT IN FRENCH. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED and INSCRIBED in French on the title page by J. PERCHOT. The main work by Tisserand / Perchot is BOUND TOGETHER with TWO WORKS in SPANISH on the same subject. (1) ALEXANDER WILKINS, "DETERMINATION DE ORBITAS DE PLANETAS Y COMETAS", LA PLATA, 1939. (2) JULIO GARAVITO ARMERO, "UNA EXPOSICION ELEMENTAL DEL METODO DE OLBERS PARA EL CALCULO DE UNA ORBITA COMETARIA", no publication place or date. Bound in a FINE BINDING by M. PEREZ NAVAS with a small embossed label at the bottom margin of the inside rear cover that states: "ENCUADERNACIÓN / M PEREZ NAVAS / TLF 21310 / CARACAS". Calf Leather Spine and Corners with Marbled Paper Covered Boards, gilt titling to the spine, 9x11 inches. Pagination: (1) Leçons sur la DÉTERMINATION DES ORBITES, xiv, 123, [1] pages. (2) ORBITAS DE PLANETAS Y COMETAS, 70 pages. (3) METODO DE OLBERS, 14 pages (pages numbered 241 to 254). Previously the

    COPY of an ASTRONOMER / MATHEMATICIAN, perhaps a professor or student. There are 11 LENGTHY HANDWRITTEN MATHEMATICAL NOTES tipped in to 7 printed pages that refer to the subject matter on those pages. There are also relevant margin notes, in French, equations and marks here and there. All the tipped in paper and margin notes are on the first 37 pages of the Tisserand / Perchot work. GOOD CONDITION: The finely bound covers are very good, with some scrapes to the leather and paper covered boards, overall quite lovely. Internally, the pages are lightly toned; there is some foxing throughout, heavy on the last few pages; there are relevant handwritten margin notes and marks, and some tipped in pages of handwritten notes, as stated above; there are corner creases to the latter pages and some signs of handling here and there; overall a solid, nice copy. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1902 FELIX MARCHAND "WEIGHT of the BRAIN of MAN" Famous GERMAN PATHOLOGIST First Edition by FELIX MARCHAND 1902 FELIX MARCHAND "WEIGHT of the BRAIN of MAN" Famous GERMAN PATHOLOGIST First Edition
    FELIX MARCHAND

    Ueber das Hirngewicht des Menschen, von F. (Felix) Marchand. (Study of the WEIGHT of the BRAIN of MAN, by F. Marchand.) Published by B. G. Teubner, LEIPZIG, Germany, 1902. First Edition. Professionally bound in hard covers, red cloth covered boards, gilt titling to the front cover, 8x12", brown and blue endpapers, entire work including the original wrappers bound-in. Pagination: Front wrapper page (with original price "Einzelpreis:

    3 Mark" at the bottom), title page, 88 pages (numbered 393-481 - this is one of a series of scientific publications, numbered consecutively), back wrapper (with Publisher's ads on both sides). Contains numerous tables. GOOD condition, the recent hardcovers and endpapers are very nice, the bound-in original publication has foxing, primarily to its wrappers…

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    Ueber das Hirngewicht des Menschen, von F. (Felix) Marchand. (Study of the WEIGHT of the BRAIN of MAN, by F. Marchand.) Published by B. G. Teubner, LEIPZIG, Germany, 1902. First Edition. Professionally bound in hard covers, red cloth covered boards, gilt titling to the front cover, 8x12", brown and blue endpapers, entire work including the original wrappers bound-in. Pagination: Front wrapper page (with original price "Einzelpreis:

    3 Mark" at the bottom), title page, 88 pages (numbered 393-481 - this is one of a series of scientific publications, numbered consecutively), back wrapper (with Publisher's ads on both sides). Contains numerous tables. GOOD condition, the recent hardcovers and endpapers are very nice, the bound-in original publication has foxing, primarily to its wrappers and first and last few pages, otherwise complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. About FELIX MARCHAND (from Wikipedia): ****** Felix Jacob Marchand (22 October 1846 - 4 February 1928) was a German Pathologist born in Halle an der Saale. He studied medicine in Berlin, and later became an assistant at the Pathological Institute in Halle. In 1881 he became a Professor of Pathological Anatomy in Giessen, and two years later garnered the same position at Marburg. In 1900 he succeeded Pathologist Felix Victor Birch-Hirschfeld (1842-1899) at the University of Leipzig. In 1904 Marchand was credited with coining the term Atherosclerosis from the Greek "athero", meaning gruel, and "sclerosis", meaning hardening, to describe the fatty substance inside a hardened artery. His name is lent to the eponymous "Marchand's Adrenals", which is theaccessory adrenal tissue in the broad ligament of the uterus. Among his written works is a 1915 textbook on pathology that he co-authored with Ludolf von Krehl (1861-1937), called "Handbuch der allgemeinen Pathologie".******

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  • 1906 LES TREMBLEMENTS DE TERRE / EARTHQUAKE GEOGRAPHY, SEISMOLOGY First Edition by F. De. Montessus De BALLORE 1906 LES TREMBLEMENTS DE TERRE / EARTHQUAKE GEOGRAPHY, SEISMOLOGY First Edition
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    LES TREMBLEMENTS DE TERRE. GÉOGRAPHIE SÉISMOLOGIQUE, F. De. Montessus De BALLORE. Avec une Préface de M. A. De Lapparent. (EARTHQUAKES. GEOGRAPHIC SEISMOLOGY. By F. De Montessus De BALLORE. With a Preface by M.A. De Lapparent.) PARIS: Librairie A Colin, 1906. TEXT IN FRENCH. Softcovers / Paper Wrappers, 6.5x11 inches (16.5x25 cm). Pagination: [4],vi, 475. Many pages remain uncut. ILLUSTRATED with 89 Maps and Figures, and 3 fold open Maps at the rear. GOOD condition. The covers are worn and chipped along the edges and corners, the spine covering is splitting at the upper and lower folds, and is creased and toned, there is a previous owner's signature at the top of the front cover.. Internally, the pages are lightly toned,…

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    LES TREMBLEMENTS DE TERRE. GÉOGRAPHIE SÉISMOLOGIQUE, F. De. Montessus De BALLORE. Avec une Préface de M. A. De Lapparent. (EARTHQUAKES. GEOGRAPHIC SEISMOLOGY. By F. De Montessus De BALLORE. With a Preface by M.A. De Lapparent.) PARIS: Librairie A Colin, 1906. TEXT IN FRENCH. Softcovers / Paper Wrappers, 6.5x11 inches (16.5x25 cm). Pagination: [4],vi, 475. Many pages remain uncut. ILLUSTRATED with 89 Maps and Figures, and 3 fold open Maps at the rear. GOOD condition. The covers are worn and chipped along the edges and corners, the spine covering is splitting at the upper and lower folds, and is creased and toned, there is a previous owner's signature at the top of the front cover.. Internally, the pages are lightly toned, there is offsetting to facing pages 2 and 3, as if from a newspaper article that had been laid in; there is red pencil underlining on the Preface pages and the first text page (i.e. on 6 pages) otherwise the rest of the pages are uncut and unmarked (I guess page 1 of the text was as far as the previous owner made it with this book); the text block binding is cracked at a number of places and some of the signatures are shaky but still holding with the sewn binding. First edition of a classic treatise on Earthquakes.

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