Waltham, St. Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1927. Jones, David. One of 275 copies on English hand-made paper... Read More about The Chester Play of the Deluge
Rare books including first editions reated to science, medicine, and natural history. Specializing in Anthropology/Sociology, trade catalogues, birds, and botany.
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
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
New York: Basic Books, 1958. Second printing. Inscribed to Burgess Meredith. Inscribed to Burgess Meredith. Read More about The Psychodynamics of Family Life. Diagnosis and Treatment of Family Relationships
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...
Cambridge, Mass: June, 1865. Alexander, 1835-1910, American naturalist and industrialist was the son of Louis Agassiz. Read More about Manuscript receipt for $250, initialled by Agassiz, "for the quarterly Salary of the Agent"
Neuchatel: Imprimerie de Henri Wolfrath, 1845. First separate edition. Read More about Notice sur la Géographie des Animaux...Extrait de la Revue Suisse, Aout 1845
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: William and John Innys, 1720-24. With preliminaries and titles of both first and second editions. Read More about A Natural History of English Insects Illustrated with a Hundred Copper Plates, Curiously Engraven...
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd, 1926. First edition. Read More about The Secret Tradition in Alchemy. Its Development and Records
[Chicago: Herald-American, ca.1950]. Rare pamphlet outlining the A.A. program. A rare pamphlet from the early years of Alcoholics Anonymous, written by a midwest newspaper reporter and providing a detailed and positive overview of the program.The pamphlet prints in full a series of six articles written by Elgar Brown for the..... Read More about So You Can't Stop Drinking? Here's How to Get a Permanent Seat on the Wagon
New York: Orange Judd, 41 Park Row, 1865. Nice copy of a standard American work, first issued under this title in 1849 and in print through the end of the nineteenth century. Read More about The American Farm Book
Philadelphia: E. G. Dorsey, Printer, Library Street, 1838. Read More about Observations relative to Lymphatic Hearts (in reptiles
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...
ca. 1831-1865. 42 original watercolors. An album of highly accomplished amateur watercolors of flowers — including the double oleander, tiger lilly, China rose, viola, poppy, and tulip.It is very faintly possible that this album represents an early showing of art by a Minnesota seedswoman, Emma V. White, who published seed... Read More about Album of original watercolors of flowers
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
London: The Tryon Gallery, in association with George Rainbird, 1971. First Edition, No. 354 of 550 numbered copies. Read More about Some Birds and Mammals of North America
New York: Printed by G. & E. Waite, No. 64, Maiden-Lane, 1804. Anderson, Alexander. First American edition. The first American edition of a classic work, with the cuts re-engraved (usually in reverse) from the original Bewick edition. Dr. Alexander Anderson (1775-1870) was America’s first wood engraver. Pomeroy identifies the fourth... Read More about A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures engraved on wood chiefly copied from the original of...