New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1997. First Edition. Octavo: G/G-: Blue spine with dark greenish brown text:DJ has general shelfwear, dust staining, 3 inch tear along flap crease on front: Boards are strong and clean, light shelfwear, binding solid: Textblock exterior is clean, previous owner's name on front end paper, extensive underlining and margin notations in red ink: First Edition: 210 pp.
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. First Edition. Octavo; G+ Hardcover w/ G- Dustjacket; Gray and Brown spine with Black text; Dustjacket covered by brodart, moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear, small open tears along top and bottom corners of both covers, small open tear along tail edge of front cover, open tear along head edge of spine, open tear along fore edge of front cover and front interior flap, fraying along spine edges; Boards strong, some edgewear, rubbing to corners, otherwise clean; Textblock has staining on front endpaper and pastedown, sticker on front pastedown, some age toning, otherwise clean; 278 pp; I-F Code on Copyright Page.
La Haye: Martinus Nijhoff, 1950. Quarto; G; Paperback; Spine, cream without print; DJ wrapped on front and rear covers but torn away from spine, brown with black and red print, large tears, brittle and chipping; Cover is cream without print, smudging and edgewear; Text block has tanning to endpapers, deckled edges with uncut pages, clean text; Texts in French and Latin; ii, 921 pages, frontispiece (port.), illustrated (some color). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.] Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1955. Octavo; pp 128; VG-/VG-; dark tan spine with black text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior, minor wear to edges, mylar covering, price clipped front flap; cloth has slight wear to exterior, light wear to corners; text block shows slight age toning to edges; interior clean;.
Indianapolis, IN; New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1939. First Edition. Octavo; vg/none; blue cloth spine with faded gold text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; binding, tight; text block, clean; toning starts; illus.: B/W plates; facsimiles; 460pp. SIGNED by both authors on front free endpaper.
London: Readers Union, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1956. Octavo; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, white, red, and black with black print; DJ in mylar, edgewear, slight tears at spine caps, spotting; Boards in grey cloth with blue print, bumps to lower corners and spine head, else clean and strong; Text block has blue-tinted top edge, clean and tight; 278 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
London, Paris, New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1975. Octavo; pp 523; G/no-DJ; bright green spine with gilt text; this volume only; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges, previous owner's name to front pastedown; light highlighting.
Slough: Technivision Servies, 1969. Octavo; VG/VG-; white and blue spine, black text; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping and fore corners and spine edges, scratch on spine, age toning, spine sun toned; boards strong, rubbing and bumping and fore corners and spine edges; text block age toned around edges; 554pp.
New Haven: Yale University, 1953. First Edition. Second Printing. Octavo; VG/G; Gray/black spine with white text; DJ has few 1" closed tears around edges of front cover, 2" open tear on rear cover head, few other small (0.25") tears; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to spine and corners; Textblock shows spotting along exterior edges, interior clean; 327pp.
Cambridge, MA: Abt Books, 1979. na. small Qto. VG/VG-. light gray DJ spine with small black titling between worn ends, moderately rubbed and whitish where stressed and edges wrinkling where shelfworn. black clothbound HB with stamped gold type, its adjacent boards are sharply cornered. hinges smooth and binding secure. tables and figures included. outer edges smooth and unabraded. 242 pp. ISBN# 0890115354.
München [Munich]: Georg D. W. Callwey, 1980. Reprint. Octavo; 374 pages, [2 pages], 25 unpaginated plates to back of volume; VG-/VG-; red DJ, black lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, moderate wear with slight fraying to corners, DJ protected by mylar; blue cloth boards, red lettering to spine: mild bumping to tail and corners; boards somewhat shaken, binding strong; minimal wear/mild age-toning to text-block; minor scattered imperfections to interior, text clear and legible; facsimile reprint of the presumed First Edition; text in German; Shelved upstairs, on rare/exp bookshelf in upstairs rear offices area.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983. US Printing. 8vo. VG/- missing DJ. pale light blue clothbound HB, with thin black capitals for titling. a few specks and mild discoloration mar the HB spine cloth and rear board mostly. as is. head edge is foxed, just a bit to upper fore-edge. generally read, binding is secure throughout. 372 pp. ISBN# 067479722.
New York: Free Press, 2012. Octavo, 202pp; VG/VG; spine dark blue with yellow and white lettering, dust jacket protected with a mylar jacket; inscribed on title page by author to previous owner; embossed by previous owner on endorsement page; text block clean; text clear; in excellent condition; shelved case 13.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1957. Second Edition, Third Impression. Octavo; VG/VG-; grey spine, white lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, small closed tears on front tail edge, open tear on spine head edge, rubbing on spine tail edge, open tears on fore corners, general sun toning; boards strong, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, signature penned on front end paper; text block age toned; viii, 434pp SHELVED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
New York: Pergamon Press, 1959. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; greenish-tan spine with red text; jacket has age toning, rubbing, small closed tear on front head edge; boards are strong and clean; textblock has age toning, name written on front endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 177. Shelved in Annex Aisle C.
Washington, D.C. National Academy of Sciences, 1967. First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; spine orange with gilt lettering; boards strong, clean, small scratch in the middle of front cover (not very obtrusive), minimal other wear on covers and spine, minimal edgewear; textblock clean, minimal wear, light foxing on edges, free of writing/markings, free of highlighting/underlining. pp. 274.
Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863. Second Edition. 8vo., 170  pages; VG; spine green leather with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound, with some repair, marbled boards preserved, new cloth spine and corners, previous thin spine preserved and on top of spine; not a recent repair, with moderate wear to cloth; with two title pages, the first in a burnt orange color; small bookplate on front pastedown; mild foxing; text in French; shelved case 10.
Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1892. Revised, enlarged first edition. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text; Boards have slight shelf wear, some moisture staining at fore edges and lightly sunned spine, otherwise panels are strong & sturdy, minor rubbing along edges; pp 394. eb/nd.
New York: The Philosophical Library, 1953. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; VG/VG-; grey spine, black text; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, small closed tears on head edges, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, chipping on head edge, open tear on tail edge, spine sun toned, folding in interior front flap, penciled text on interior front flap, interior age toned especially along head edge; boards strong, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, bumping on fore corners, spine sun toned, minor soiling on front end paper, penned signature on front end paper; text block age toned; 224pp LOCATED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, 2002. Audio CDs with Guidebook. Audio CDs in plastic case w/booklet; case contains a spiral bound Course Guidebook and 6 audio CDs comprising 12 lectures of 30 minutes each (total of 360 min.). The case is octavo-sized (5.75 x 9); spine has white label with black text and pictorial near tail; booklet text block is clean.
Cambridge, England: The Hakluyt Society by Cambridge University Press, 1968. Octavos. Hard cover with dust jacket, VG/VG. All three volumes are in very good condition; tight binding, clean, unmarked pages/text. There is an inscription by former owner on front end paper of all three books. For three books: Dust jacket is price-clipped and shows light shelf wear, but still good and wrapped in protective brodart. Price is for set. Heavy item; additional shipping cost may apply. [Oversized order. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
1732. Lemery," "Boulduc," "Geoffroy." One page, with cross outs and words added, in French, 7.5" x 8.5", [Paris?]; February 27, 1732. In this report, possibly in Lemery's hand and presumably prepared for the French Academy of Science, Lémery, Boulduc, and Geoffroy write the following concerning the trade of rhubarb We have examined by order of the Academy a dissertation submitted the Controller General concerning the trade of rhubarb and false rhubarb which was substituted for the [latter or former?] because it is rare in France; we opine that in order to [illegible] the trade of rhubarb which is as delicious from Archangel to the Echelles du Levant [ports in the Near East and North Africa], it would be in the interest of the king and the public good that the [illegible] forbid the entry of false rhubarb from foreign lands. If false rhubarb is useful in certain cases, enough of it grows in the kingdom to satisfy that need." Condition: Manuscript has creases along edges, small section of paper loss under Lemery's signature; otherwise good.; Consignment; shelved case 0.
Torino: Ermanno Loescher, 1883. First Edition. 8vo, 12 pages; G; yellow cover with black print, ink notation upper right corner, smudging, slight stains, front cover chipped on lower edge, slight tears at top and bottom of spine edge, bumped corners with some folded corners on final pages and back cover; mild smudging on title page and top right edge of some pages, slight bump to right edge of pages, some spotting on pages, clean text; text in Italian; "Estr. dagli Atti della R. Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, Vol. XVIII, Adunanza del 10 Giugno 1883."
New York: Gnome Press, 1953. First Hardcover Edition. Thin quarto, 144 pages, G+/VG-; DJ, white spine, small black lettering: overall mild wear to DJ, spine age-toned off-white, lettering clear and legible, "Gnome Press" logo to tail; light creasing to back cover, small closed tears to edges of back cover, small open tear to top edge of back cover; light water damage visible to edges of flaps; DJ protected by mylar; yellow cloth boards, small red lettering to spine: mild overall wear/light soiling to boards, dust staining to top edges of boards, "Gnome Press" logo to tail of spine; age-toning to interior, text and black-and-white graphics legible/clear; starting hinge with open tearing to gutter between table of contents and introduction/copyright page, boards slightly shaken, binding intact, leaves somewhat fragile; first published in the U.S. by Maco Magazine Corporation, New York in 1953 (remains stated to copyright page), subsequently published in hardcover by Gnome Press for the library market in a print run of 3,000 copies; shelved Front Counter.
United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2009. First Edition. large 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. light blue matte HB, panels neatly and uniformly sky blue with black authors, title and publisher just below digit indicator of volume '20' int he Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series. light white endsheets, textblock white with small numbered figures and text details, also tables. sharp cornered and built boards, intact and hinges sealed and tight quality. EX-LIBRIS, surplus library duplicate, uncirculated. unmarked interior save for red stamp on half-title page and head-edge. fore-edge and tail end unmarked. 241 pp. ISBN# 9780521762632.
8vo, paged 81-92; VG; no cover, first page has ink inscription "To Sydney Ross with compliments and kindest regards, August, 1977, Bruce Lindsay", creased lower right corner throughout, slight spotting, ink editorial correction on first page; clean interior; "Reprinted from Vistas in Physical Reality"; "From Festschrift for Henry Margenau, 1976"--typed at top edge.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1964. First Dover Edition. Octavo; VG/G+; green white and yellow spine, black lettering; all volume's dust jackets have general shelfwear, general edgewear, closed and open tears on head and tail edges, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, some light soiling, spines sun toned, price cut; all volumes' boards have minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, erased penciling on front end paper; all volumes' text blocks age toned, minor soiling on exterior edges; volume 1 and 2 dust jacket has light chipping on spine head edge, sticker on rear interior flap; volume 1 and 2 boards have small closed tear on spine head edge; volume 3 and 4 boards have small tear on spine tail edge; volume 5 and 6 dust jacket has chipping on spine head edge, stickers on rear interior flap; First Dover Edition; 6 volumes bound as 3 SHELVED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London: Sage Publications, Inc., 1995. First edition. Octavo; pp 348; VG/VG-; dark pink/orange spine with white text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior, light wear to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior, strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean;.
New York, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/Good; Ex Libris; Cream spine with black and blue spines; DJ shows signs of wear, 1 inch tear on either side of the front cover, the back cover is faded with age; Boards strong, Embossed Seal included on front Free End-Paper; textblock has some pencil-highlighted areas and is faded with age, and has deckled edges, but is otherwise clean; pp 256.
Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press, 1975. First Edition. [Oversized, 17lb boxset. Extra shipping funds necessary for Expedited/International shipping. Economy shipping unavailable] Five slipcased quarto hardcovers in brick-colored cloth boards, all volumes VG+/No DJ as issued . The following characterizes all volumes: minor shelfwear, minor bumping to head and tail of spine. Protective mylar cover is wrapped around each volume, and the mylar cover has some chipping/abrading at the head and tail of the spine for all volumes. Slipcase is in G+ condition: shelfwear, edgewear, splitting at rear top edge. Binding intact and text clean in all volumes. Part of the series Cornell Publications in the History of Science. ISBN for the set: 0801408024. Periods and contents covered by the individual volumes are as follows: Volume I: 1658-1669. Letters 1-214 Volume II: 1670-1683. Letters 215-431. Volume III: 1684-1688. Letters 432-724. Volume IV: 1689-1692. Letters 725-981. Volume V: 1693-1694. Letters 982-1079. Literature Cited. Index. [Spines have brick background and gilt text. Shelved under Fiction Review Table].
Leipzig: Zentralantiquariat, 1975. Facsimile Reprint Edition. Small octavo; 288pp Facsimile Reprint Edition [facsimile preserves original mis-pagination of last few leaves]; bound in white cloth boards with black titles on spine and illustration on top board; no dustjacket; spine a bit faded; contents generally very good with frontis also reproduced; from the original 1723 edition. [Spine; black letters on cream white].
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1856. 12mo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with gold print; Boards in tan cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight stains on rear; Text block has penciled name on front pastedown, name in ink on front endpapers, intermittent spine breaks, mild foxing; xiv, 452 pages, illustrated (b&w).
London and New York: Routledge, 1990. First Edition. Thick Octavo; pp 1062; G+/G; yellowish orange spine with white text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior, mostly to spine; minor wear to edges; mylar wraps; cloth has slight shelf wear; some rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block shows slight soiling to exterior edges; gray patterned endpapers; interior clean; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.