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Moscow: Mir Publishers, 1984. Octavo; Revised from the 1980 Russian edition; VG/G; Hardcover w/ DJ; Spine, green with white print; DJ has closed tears on front and back, wear to top and bottom edges and spine caps, some spotting, rubbing, vendor label on back; Boards in green cloth with gold print, mild bumping to lower corners, mild wear to spine caps; Textblock clean and tight; 312 pages, illustrated (some color).
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. Octavo; Eighth impression; G+/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, yellow with black print; DJ in mylar, has tears across top edge and at bottom of spine, fading to spine, slight smudging/shelfwear; Boards in buff cloth with blue print, spotting, mild wear to corners and spine caps, smudging/shelfwear; Text block has tinted top edge, stains to top and front edge, text clean and tight; 396 pages, illustrated.
Santafe de Bogota, D.C. Universidad Nacional De Colombia, 1999. Volumen 1 No. 1. Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; Teal spine with yellow writing; Cover stock is in very good condition with some slight bending at the edges, a few smudges on the cover, and minimal tearing on the top spine cover; The quality of the text block is very good however book's pages have been subjected to some age toning and the page edges are mildly stained on the lower right-hand corner; pp 165.
New York: New York University Press, 1975. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Spine is light blue fabric with bronze text, bumping to head and tail; Boards have general shelf wear, edge-wear, light rubbing to corners, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, light pen on front free-end paper, content is clear; pp 306.
Leipzig: Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1826. First Edition. 8vo., 430 pages; VG; rebound in black clothm tan paper label with black lettering on spine; bound from wraps, with teal wraps bound in; largely uncut; moderate foxing; small faded stamp on title page; text in German; Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
New York: Academic Press, 1976. Octavo; VG/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, brown with white print; DJ has tear at top of spine and at lower edge, slight edgewear; Boards in yellow cloth with red print, clean and strong; Textblock is clean and tight, owner stamp on front endpapers and title page; xi, 240 pages, illustrated.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 1873. New Edition. Large Octavo, 818 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in brown calf, marbled boards, spine paneled with a green and a burgundy label, gilt lettering, gilt tooling to other panels; gilt text block; marbled endpapers; mild rubbing and wear to boards; bookplate to front pastedown; illustrated with 343 engravings on wood and a color frontispiece;very mild foxing to interior; small name-stamp to front cover, sfep; shelved case 10.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. First American Edition. Octavo, 404 pages, VG/VG-; DJ, black spine, white lettering: mild overall wear to DJ; mild wear to head, tail, and corners; small closed tear with slight material loss to bottom right corner of front cover; "$24.95" to front flap, DJ covered by mylar; red matte paper boards, bright gold lettering to spine: mild overall wear to boards, light age-toning/wear to text-block, interior clean; shelved Case 8.
New York: HarperCollins, 1994. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG; Black spine with orange label and small painting with black and orange text. DJ has general shelf wear, no tears; Boards have light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has personal inscription by author to talk show host Jim Bohannon in ink on front free end paper, author's signature on title page, deckled edges, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 319.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 502; VG-/G; yellow spine with black text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior, minor chipping to edges, price clipping to front flap, 2 closed tears to rear tail edge, tail spine edge is adhered to book; cloth has light wear to exterior, slight sunning to exterior; text block shows very light wear to exterior; interior clean;.
Cambridge, MA and London: The MIT Press, 1972. Large Octavo; pp 399; G-/Fair; green pictorial spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows heavy rubbing to exterior; some chips to edges; cloth has slightly sunfaded exterior; slightly rubbed edges; text block has slightly soiled exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; tight binding.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2017. Quarto: VG/no-DJ paperback: Black spine with white and off white text: Covers have some scuff marks, general shelfwear, clean and binding tight: Textblock exterior has small stain to tail edge else clean and pages clean and unmarked: 196 pp.
Wondelgem-Lez-Gand, Belgique: George Sarton, 1913. First Edition. 8vo., 46 pages; G-; buff cover with black print, age-toned with peripheral browning, pencil notation at top right corner, spotting, slight stain at top left corner, bumped and curled outer corners, spine edge has tears at top and bottom, worn edges; back cover has smudging and some creasing at bottom edge, chipped upper left corner; interior coming away from cover at bottom half of spine, light smudging at edges of title page, lower right corner creased throughout; text clean; text in French; "Isis: Revue Consacree a l'Histoire de la Science"; "Tome I-1."
Bruxelles: M. Weissenbruch. First Edition. 8vo., paged -38, uncut pages; Fair; tan cover with black print, front and back cover detached from binding, peripheral browning, pencil notation at upper right on front, stains on front and back, some spotting, general creasing, fold at lower right corner throughout, all edges of cover are torn and chipped; interior has slight tears at spine edge and bottom edge of pages, slight stain on top edge throughout, creasing throughout; clean text; "Extrait d' ISIS, no. 10 (vol. IV, 1) May 1921."
New York, Ny: Random House, 2006. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. black glossy DJ spine with light pink author, tall white title and smaller white publisher. red rock graphic upon jacket front, minimal edgewear under clear protective cover. red HB with stamped silver lettering and adjacent black boards. with illustrated section following p. 212. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. skimmed lightly, clear throughout. sheets neat, like new edges. 394 pp. ISBN#1400060109.
Roma: Reale Accademia D'Italia, 1934. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 70pp; original paper covered boards printed in red and black; crown dented and a bit chipped and worn; top corners bumped and worn; contents very good throughout; illustrated. [Spine; red and black text on olive paper boards]. [Note: A. S. Con Bedini].
Neuchatel: Musee d'Histoire Naturelle, 1988. first edition; signed. thin small quarto in ivory soft covers with black letters; VG; minimal soiling; author's signature on title page; previous owner's signature; beautiful illustrations, including maps, in color; historical photographs; charts; pp. 80; in FRENCH; shelved in General Science section (Geology).
Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg. Octavo; VG; Paperback; Stapled spine; Cover is cream colored with gold print, oversized with consequent wear and bumps to all edges, slightly soiled along spine edge, slight smudging; Textblock clean and tight; "An address by Glenn T. Seaborg on the occasion of the celebration of 'The Prelude to Independence', May 26, 1962 ... Opening remarks by Winthrop Rockefeller"; 26 pages.
New York, San Francisco, Toronto, London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1964. Large octavo; pp 150; VG/G; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket is covered with mylar and has slight sun fading to exterior, slight frays and small tears to edges; cloth is clean with strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges, interior clean; plate adhered to front pastedown;.
New York: McCoy & Stilwell, 1919. 12mo; pp 84; G-/paperback; gray spine without text; black titles to front; covers have noticeable wear to exterior; light smudges to front; minor chips to spine edges; lightly thumbed corners; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: Basic Books, 2017. First U.S. Edition. Octavo; pp 285; VG/G; black spine with yellow text; full title: Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science; dust jacket shows noticeable rubbing to exterior; cloth has mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
New York and London: Oxford University Press. Mixed Editions. Thick Octavo; VG/G-; tanned beige spines with dark red text; 5 Volumes: vol. 1, From Early Times to Fall of Ancient Empires, pp 827 ; vol. 2, The Mediterranean Civilizations and the Middle Ages, pp 802 ; vol. 3, From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution, c. 1500-c.1750, pp 766 ; vol. 4, The Industrial Revolution, c. 1750-c. 1850, pp 728 ; vol. 5, The Late Nineteenth Century, c. 1850-c. 1900, pp 888 ; dust jackets have noticeable sun darkening to spines and toward exterior edges; minor chips to edges; mylar wraps to vol. 1; cloths clean; mild wear to corners; strong boards; text blocks show slightly age toned exterior edges; frontispieces; interiors clean; profusely illustrated; good bindings; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Morrow, 1993. First edition. Please see photos for details. Octavo; vi, 331 pp. Hardcover in dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Smoot on title page to talk show host Jim Bohannon. VG/VG; spine slightly cocked; interior clean and tight; slight shelfwear to jacket. SHELVED ROCKVILLE, BEHIND FRONT DESK.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 182pp; stapled signatures in tan printed wraps; minor moisture wattling and soiling to covers, mostly at top edge; spot soiling to first and last pages at top edge; price stamp at lower right front cover; owner name [J. P. Kingman, April 2, 1951] lower left; few spots to fore-edge; contents very good throughout; relatively clean and unmarked. [Spine; tan buff paper no titles].
First Edition. 8vo, paged 69-99; VG; brown cover with black print, pencil notation on top edge, red ink under author's name, slight bump to outside corners, back cover has slight crease at upper spine edge and blue library stamp at upper left corner; interior clean but for slight smudge at bottom of page 80; "Reprinted from the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 4, February 19, 1921."
London: Chapman and Hall, c1876. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 339pp; polished calf spine and corners; green morocco spine label; marbled boards, edges, and endpapers; moderate rubbing and wear but binding secure and completely intact; contents fresh and clean throughout with numerous illustrations of scientific instruments. [Spine; tan with gilt and green morocco label]. [Note: A. S. Con Bedini].
London: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1931. 8vo in Blue Cloth, no Dj. VG+ Interior clean, no marks sans owner's signature on ffep. Pages are clean and crisp, light agetoning at edges; binding tight. Boards are straight and firm; corners square; resonably light shelfwear, slightly bumped at spine ends. 174pp with nice frontispiece, xiii. plates, several fold out maps, a few small illustrations in textblock, with indices. Spine is Dark Blue with gold gilt horizontal text. [Shelve in locked cases].
Vatican: Specola Vaticana, 1952. Octavo; vg-/wraps; white spine with no text; front panel with white text on blue band beneath telescope; ex libris, BEDINI bookplate; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 67 pp.; illus., photos, plates, portraits; light general toning; some foxing; spine and edges, chipping; else very good; ---TEXT IN ITALIAN.
First Edition. 8vo., 12 pages, illustrated; G-; blue cover, edges worn and stained, rubbing, ink notion upper right corner, some spotting, small tears at front and back edges, folder lower right corner; inside pages worn at edges, first page has inked inscription at top, slight tear at center edge of first three pages, slight stain from cover on last two pages; clean text; "Extracted from the supplementary Number of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1868"