New York: Advance Publishing Co, 1875. First edition. Rare first edition of this foundational work on poker. It... Read More about The Complete Poker Player
London: W. J. Ham-Smith, 1913. First edition. Inscribed copy by the Author. Published after her death by her husband Vaughan Cornish (1862-1948), Ellen Cornish (1854-1911) was a geographer who traveled with Vaughan to Jamaica, Japan, and Panama, documenting water and rock formations as well as other natural occurences in landscape..... Read More about The Travels of Ellen Cornish. Being the Memoir of a Pilgrim of Science
London: Jacob Ilive, 1746. First edition. Rare Presentation Copy. George Costard (1710-1782) was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where he became fellow and tutor. One of the earliest writers on the history of astronomy, his “Letter to Martin Folkes” was the first fruit of the research which eventually led to..... Read More about A Letter to Martin Folkes, Esq; President of the Royal Society, Concerning the Rise and Progress...
Hagerstown, Maryland: Crawford, 1893. Read More about The Crawford Manf'g Co., 1893
Cleveland, Ohio: The J.E. Johnson CO, 1942. Writing Against Quantum Atomic Theory. Albert Cushing Crehore (1868-1959), who graduated from Yale University in 1890, attended Johns Hopkins for a year before moving to Cornell, where he collaborated with Fredderick Beddell on research into alternating current. By 1911, Crehore had started working..... Read More about Atomic Theory: Its Application to Chemistry and Crystal Structure, with especial reference to the...
New York and Chicago: Geo. A. Crofutt, 1873. Styled "Fifth vol., fourth annual revise" on the titlepage. The first edition was published in 1869. One of the best Pacific Railroad guides of the day, with illustrations of many of the sites and attractions along the route. An incredibly thorough guide..... Read More about Crofutt's Trans-Continental Tourist's Guide
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First edition. Inscribed: "To Shirley (Clurman)-For when I wish only the very best things Love, John. The author's first book and helped make him one of the most literate comnetators on TV and radio. Read More about Out of the Blue. A Book about Radio and Television
London: J.H. Cuff's Cattle Medicine Warehouse, No. 10, Smithfield Market. Brochure. Read More about Cuff's Farmer's Friend
[Paris] “au jardin du Roi”: 22, Janvier 1828. Cuvier: the Protestant Scientist. Cuvier, the great naturalist and Lutheran who managed to reconcile his beliefs in the Bible with his scientific findings. His work was extremely popular with Christian evangelists in the English-speaking world. This fine letter demonstrates his committment to..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed to Mr. Manon ("Monsieur le Président"
Chicago: Mead Cycle Co, c 1921. Read More about Ranger Bicycle Catalogue
Vienna: Ioannis Thomae Trattner, 1756; [ca. 1750]. Two philosophical and mathematical works published in Austria by Trattner and bound in a contemporary Italian binding — the second work comprises charts of logarithms, cosines, sines, and tangents. The volume evidently belonged to an Italian professor of philosophy. Read More about Psychologia, seu Doctrina de Conditione Nostrum Animorum … [with:] BRIGGS, Henry. Canon...
[New York]: Bollingen Series LXXIII, Pantheon Books, . First edition. Read More about Hindu Polytheism
West Chester, Pa: Printed for the Proprietors, 1859. Tenth edition. In the second half of the 19th-century West Chester, Pennsylvania became known for its nurseries. With easy access from a branch line to the Pennsylvania Main Line, nurseries in the area could service much of the east coast and Canada..... Read More about Catalogue of Fruit & Ornamental Trees, Shrubbery, Vines, Roses, & C., cultivated and for...
Sep. 29 [no year]. Darwin lived at Down House from 1842 until his death in 1882. It was in the house and its ample gardens that he worked on his theory of natural selection. "He undertook his major works at home, fitting out his estate as a place for natural..... Read More about Autograph Note Signed
London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1903. Read More about Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the...
New York: Printed and Published by J. & J. Harper, No. 82 Cliff Street, 1832. First edition. Davies was Professor of Mathematics at The Military Academy at West Point. Read More about A Treatise on Shades and Shadows, and Linear Perspective
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, . Reprinted from Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 59, No. 1, January 1960. Read More about Predictions of Sequences of Successes and Failures
London: Andrew Melrose Ltd. 3 York St. Covent Gardens, n.d. [ca. 1928?]. Inscribed to David Sarnoff. A novel set in ancient Israel, during the time of the invasion of the Assyrians. Inscribed to the radio and television pioneer, David Sarnoff:"To David Sarnoff"The man who not only possesses the rare human..... Read More about Huns in Palestine
Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, Printers, 1849. Third edition. Read More about Proceedings of the Friends of a Rail-road to San-Francisco, at their Public Meeting, held at the...
Paris: Libraire Hachette et Cie, 1874. First edition. On China Paper. A work on the history and science of transportation, printed on China paper, from the Bibliothèque des Merveilles. Read More about Les Merveilles de la Locomotion
Paris: 1860. Troisième édition. INSCRIBED TO BECQUEREL. Inscribed on half-title "à M. Becquerel de l'[auteur], témoignage de respectueuse affection Ch. Delaunay." The recipient is likely Antoine César Becquerel (1788-1878), a pioneer in the study of electricity and first in a line of distinguished scientists (his grandson, Henri Bequerel, won the..... Read More about Cours elementaire d'Astronomie. Concordant avec les articles du Programme official pour l'...
New York: The Derrydale Press 36 Park Avenue, . The Press moved from Eugene Connett's home in New Jersey to Park Avenue early in 1927. Books listed herein are The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross, The Dalmatian, Trouting along the Catasaqua, The Memoirs of the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club;..... Read More about Books on Sport Printed at the Derrydale Press
London: W.S. Cairnes for Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1926. First edition. First book on television, signed by Baird. WITH THE FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT SIGNED BY JOHN LOGIE BAIRD. The first book on television, focusing on the work of the Scottish engineer Baird (1888-1946), who produced the first television image in outline..... Read More about Television. Seeing by Wireless
Boston: Lee & Shepard, Publishers. New York Charles T. Dillingham, 1877. First edition. A. E. Dolbear (1837-1910) was a physics professor at Tufts College and had invented the first telephone receiver with a permanent magnet as early as 1865. . He was also twice mayor of Bethany, West Virginia. "As..... Read More about The Telephone: An Account of the Phenomena of Electricity, Magnetism, and Sound, as involved in...
London: Printed for J. Norse, 1758. First edition. Dossie was a London apothecary who helped found the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 1754. Read More about The Elaboratory laid open, or the Secrets of Modern Chemistry and Pharmacy Revealed: Containing...