London: W.S. Cairnes for Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1926. First edition. First book on television, signed by Baird... Read More about Television. Seeing by Wireless
Philadelphia: Printed for the Author, 1814. His intention in this pamphlet is to show that the seat of earthly magnetic power comes from the center of the earth. The author was from Washington, Georgia. Read More about An Essay on the Central Influence of Magnetism
New York: Abercrombie & Fitch 53-55-57 W. 36th Street, 1913. Everything for the Sporting Set: the Printer’s Copy. Copy of printer E.E. Vreeland, whose firm Vreeland Adverising Press printed this sumptuous Sales Catalogue.In 1913, after moving into Reade Street, which was not a convenient shopping location for women, the store..... Read More about Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New York. Established 1892. Ezra H. Fitch. President
[New York: Abercrombie and Fitch, 1910]. The ultimate one-stop camping and expedition outfitters. With notes by Ezra Fitch on “Secrets of the Wilderness” and “Camping Out”, including five varieties (Canoe, Pack-Horse, Tramping, Forest Cruising, and Automobile Camping). The catalogue is abundantly illustrated throughout. Read More about Abercrombie and Fitch Co. [Cover title]
Paris: vd. Together 44 volumes, 4to. Woodcut vignettes, engraved frontispieces in some volumes, numerous engraved plates, some folding. (Vol. I of Table lacking title-page.) The Académie des Sciences was founded in Paris in 1666 by Colbert as an informal gathering of scholars, who met twice-weekly in the King's library. In... Read More about ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES. Histoire de l'Academie Royale des Sciences ... depuis son...
Haddam Neck, CT: 1825-1856. A Connecticut Shoemaker's Account Book 1825-1856. A wonderful look at a craftsman's life in early 19th century Connecticut. Most of Clark's trade came from mending shoes, for which he averaged 40 cents a pair, his steadiest customers being members of the Brainerd family, an old and... Read More about Manuscript Account Book of Edward R. Clark, Shoemaker
Londres: Lo Publica R. Ackermann en su Repositorio de Artes Numero 101, Strand. Impreso por J. Moyes, Grenville Street, Londres, 1825 & 1826. These two volumes are all that were done by Ackermann. Volume II has issues 9 & 10 of Tomo II in some copies but not hereat Vol... Read More about Museo universal de Ciencias y Artes. Año Primeo. Cuatro Trimestres de Julio y Octubre de 824,...
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1830. "Neue, unveränderte Ausgabe". Third (revised) edition (first published 1802 and 1817). The Father of Acoustics. Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (1756-1827) was a German physicist, amateur musician and instrument maker. Fascinated by the phenomenon of sound, Chladni estimated the speed of sound and is now famous..... Read More about Die Akustik
London: Printed by J. Dillon and Co, for, and Sold by, W. and S. Jones, Opticians, 1799. The Fifth edition, with corrections and additions by William Jones, Mathematical Instrument Maker. George Adams, an English optician and writer of the late eighteenth century, published a wide variety of scientific works, including... Read More about An Essay on Electricity, explaining the Principles of that Useful Science; and describing the...
London: J Dillon and Co, 1799. Fifth edition, with corrections and additions by William Jones. George Adams, an English optician and writer of the late eighteenth century, published a wide variety of scientific works, including essays on microscopy, electricity, astronomy, geography, and natural and experimental philosophy. Adams, who was mathematical... Read More about An Essay on Electricity, explaining the Principles of that Useful Science; and describing the...
Philadelphia: Published by William W. Woodward, 1808. Fifth Edition, with the author’s last improvements. Read More about An Essay on the Use of the Celestial and Terrestrial Globes; Exemplified ina Greater Variety of...
London: The Mining Magazine, 1912. One of 3000 copies. Inscribed by Hoover to Adolph Lewisohn. The Herbert Hoover translation of the classic work on mining and metalurgy. This copy inscribed by Hoover to mining magnate Adolph Lewisohn, “To Adolph Lewishon [sic] Esq, With compliments of HC Hoover.” Lewisohn (1849-1938) was... Read More about De Re Metallica
Osborne: 11August 1855. As Secretary for Prince Albert. Phipps, as private secretary to Prince Albert, responds to the invitation of Gourlie and Anderson to attend the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science as the Prince and the Queen will have just “arrived in the Highlands for... Read More about ALS to William Gourlie and Thomas Anderson
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1926. First edition. Read More about The Secret Tradition in Alchemy. Its Development and Records
Minneapolis, Minn: University of Minnesota, . First edition. With review by Ashley Montagu. With 2 page holograph review by Ashley Montagu laid in. Read More about A People of Alor. A Social-Psychological Study of an East Indian Island ...with Analyses by Abram...
New York: The American Automobile Association, November 1, 1907. First edition. First Publication of the AAA. This is the first publication and first year book of AAA. Read More about Year Book 1907 of the American Automobile Association
[Pittsburgh]: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1962-1984. Read More about Ethnology. An International Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology. Vols. 1, 5, 9-22
Paris: Éditions R.I.S.S. 8, Avenue Portalis, 1931. First edition, with errata pasted to front pastedwown. CLASSIC ANTI-SEMTIC WORK. The first edition of this notorious work of anti-Semitism. Based largely on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Waters Flowing Eastward warns of a comming Jewish new world order. Read More about Waters Flowing Eastward
Paris: Éditions R.I.S.S. 8, Avenue Portalis, 1933. Second edition, revised and enlarged. The second edition of this notorious work of anti-Semitism, first published in 1931 and based largely on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Read More about Waters Flowing Eastward
Paris: Nicolas Langlois, 1688. First edition. Surveyer's Handbook. Bullet (1639-1716), "Architecte du Roy," was the author of the often reprinted L'ARCHITECTURE PRATIQUE (1691), which became a standard (v. Fowler, pp. 69-70) for the next 100 years. Bullet's Traité is similarly written in a spirit of pure practicality, treating that branch... Read More about Traité du Nivellement, contenant la Théorie et la Pratique de cet Art. Avec la Description d'un...
London: 9, Lyncroft Gardens, 1895-1899. Read More about Modern Astrology with which is incorporated "The Astrologer's Magazine" (Volume VI.)...
London & New York: Pergamon Press, 1955. First edition. Inscribed to Dannie Heineman. Edited by Beers, the 2 volumes were published on the occasion of the retirement of F.J.M. Stratton from the chair of Astrophysics in the University of Cambridge.Each volume is inscribed to Dannie Heineman from Arthur Beer. Read More about Vistas in Astronomy. In Two Volumes. (Special Supplement No.3 & No. 4 to the Journal of...
Pasadena [CA]: August 20, 1931. Reading in part: "As to what I attribute my success to, will say it is by taking a deep interest in the subject which I have chosen to follow, putting my best effors and ability into it, and always, when possible, associating with men who... Read More about Autograph letter signed "Ferdinand Ellerman" to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour...
[Salem: 1863]. Old Salem Families. Albert Stowell Flint (1853-1923)the noted astronomer. Flint, born in Salem, Mass., a Harvard and M.I.T. graduate, was best known for his work on the meridian circle on the paralaxes of stars, also his contributions to the reobservation of the secondary stars in Auwer's catalogue and..... Read More about Clipped autograph signature, “Albert S. Flint”
Albany: Charles van Benthuysens Print, 1856. First Edition. NO COPY LOCATED IN NUC. In addition to the "Discourse" by Everett, this book, issued in honor of the dedication of the Dudley Observatory at Albany contains various speeches and a long poem dedicated to the American Association for the Advancement of... Read More about The Uses of Astronomy, a Discourse [forming a part of] The Inauguration of the Dudley Observatory...
Gates Mills: William G. Berner, [co. 1944]. Crehore was the inventor of the “Polarizing Photo-chronography,” (measures short intervals of time) of the “Synchronography (with G. O. Squier) which was used for high and low speed telegraphy, of the “Micrograph” which recorded heard actions and the “Interferometer Barography” which stydies waves..... Read More about Autobiography