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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954-1980. Nine volumes. Octavos. Volume 1: Introductory Orientations (xxxviii, 318 pages + 2 folding maps); Volume 2: History of Scientific Thought (xxii, , 696 pages); Volume 3: mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth (xlvii, 877 pages); Volume 4, Part I: Physics and Physical Technology: Physics (xxxiv, 434 pages); Volume 4, Part II: Physics and Physical Technology: Mechanical Engineering (lv, 759 pages); Volume 4, Part III: Physics and Physical Technology: Civil Engineering and Nautics (lvii, 931 pages + 3 folding maps); Volume 5, Part II: Chemistry and Chemical Technology: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Magisteries of Gold and Immortality (xxxii, 510 pages); Volume 5, Part III: Chemistry and Chemical Technology: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Historical Survey, from Cinnabar Elixirs to Synthetic Insulin (xxxv, 481 pages); Volume 5, Part IV: Chemistry and Chemical Technology: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts (xlviii, 772 pages). Very good/Good to Very good-. All volumes in matching dust jackets with off-white spines and black lettering. Dust jackets in varying condition, good to very good-; All shelf-worn, lightly marked, and lightly age-toned with prices clipped; several with tears to edges. Bindings lightly shelf-worn; Text blocks lightly age-toned. Please see photographs for further details of condition. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
New York: Random House, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 745 pages; VG/VG: spine black with pictorial image and yellow titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$25.00', mild shelfwear and rubbing; inscribed on the ffep by Boorstin, dated December 1983; shelved Historiography.
New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. Octavo; VG-/G; mocha brown pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket front exterior shows mild wear; rear has slight soiling; flaps lightly age toned; cloth exterior has minimal wear; light wear to edges; strong boards; text block exterior edges have very light wear; ex-library markings to ffep; former owner's name to ffep; two small price stickers to ffep; interior pages good; partial cracking to pp 532-533; illustrated; pp 535.
New York: Wiley-Interscience/John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1980. Mixed Editions. Octavo; VG-/G; purple and fuschia pink spines with white text; 2 volumes/parts: Part 1, Raw Materials and Manufacture, pp 298, 1980, ISBN 0471038113; Part 2, Technology, Formulation and Use, pp 502, 1980, ISBN 0471057800; dust jackets have modest exterior wear; some chips to edges; cloths have minimal exterior wear; straight boards; text block exterior edges lightly toned; previous owner's name to feps to both volumes; illustrated endpapers; errata page to volume 1 loosened from binding, but present; brownish adhesive residue showing to gutter to few last pages to volume 1; and interiors clean; illustrated.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968. Octavo; ©1952, Fourth printing 1968; G/Fair+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white print; DJ has edgewear with small tears at spine ends and flap corners, peripheral toning, mild shelfwear; Boards in black cloth, light wear to spine caps and corners, mottled fading, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xvi, 554 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968. Octavo; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey with dark grey print; DJ has edgewear, smudging/shelfwear, light soiling, price-clipped; Boards in black cloth, slight wear to corners, slight warping, else clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on front pastedown, else clean and tight; xvi, 408 pages, illustrated (b&w).
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. 10mo; G+; red/black illustrated spine with gilt text; no jacket; exterior to cloth shows slight shelf wear; spine has mild tone due to sunning; some rubbing wear to edges; lightly bumped corners; strong boards; text block exterior edges have age toned modestly; interior pages good; illustrated; fold out graph to rear; good, intact binding; pp 344.
London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1940. Octavo; Fair+; Hardcover; Spine, yellow with black print; Boards in yellow cloth with black print, wear to spine caps and corners, scratches, smudging/shelfwear; Text block has tanning to endpapers, inscription in ink on front flyleaf, cracked hinges front and rear, light stain to spine edge of front endpapers, else clean and tight; xv, 203 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1977. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, slight wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has slight spotting to fore edge, pp. 434-441 tanned from inserted newspaper clipping, else clean and tight; viii, 856 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003. Octavo; Volume 2 only; Originally published 1996, Reprinted 2003; G; Hardcover; Spine, blue with white print; Boards in glossy blue paper cloth with white print, mild shelfwear, vendor label on rear; Text block has ink marks on top edge, cracked hinges with small tears at endpaper gutters, else clean and tight; xxiv, 526 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Paris: 1791. One page in French, with an integral address sheet, 4" x 6.25", Paris; July 13, 1791. This is an invitation to Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, to dine with Lavoisier on July 18, 1791.; The letter has the usual folds, paper loss (without affecting text) on address sheet where seal was broken, and residue along the crease of letter where is was once attached to a larger sheet or album; consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2021. Octavo; G-; Ex-library; Hardcover; Spine, white with black print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, crease and barcode label on rear, else clean and strong; Text block has library stamp on top edge, moisture stain to rear endpapers with puckering to bottom portion of pages starting at about p. 100, else clean and tight; ISSN 1940-0950; x, 245 pages, illustrated (b&w diagrams, graphs). NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in wraparound bookcase next to 15's.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1961. Second edition. Octavo; 2nd edition; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, green with white print; DJ has small tears at spine ends and flap corners, shelfwear, owner name stamp on front, rear, and flaps; Boards quarter bound with black cloth to spine and red cloth to boards, light wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has spotting to top edge, owner name stamp on all edges, endpapers, title page, and end of preface, owner bookplate on front pastedown, tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; xii, 723 pages, illustrated (b&w diagrams, graphs).
London: Edward Arnold, 1984. Second Edition. Octavo; VG/paperback; black spine with orange and white text; second edition; covers have slight exterior wear; intact panels; text block exterior edges have mild shelf wear; tight binding; mild offset toward tail edge to first few pages; interior clean; illustrated; pp 483.
Moscow: Mir Publishers, 1983. First English Translation Edition. Octavo; VG/G; green spine with off-white text; first English translation edition; dust jacket has only mild exterior wear; some rubbing wear to edges; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; cloth has light wear to exterior; lightly sunned edges; strong boards; slight age toning to exterior edges to textblock; interior lightly toned; illustrated; pp 480.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1990. Octavo; VG-; grayish beige spine with green text; no jacket; cloth over paper wrappers; cloth has light foxing; strong boards; text block exterior edges have only light wear; ex-library stamp to exterior head edge; some ex-library markings to title and copyright pages; ex-library pouch and stamped text to rear pastedown; text pages clean; tight binding; illustrated; pp 189.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1955. First Dover Edition. 12mo; Good/paperback; pink/beige spine with black text; first Dover edition; covers show modest wear to exterior; rubbed joints; mild peel to rear near spine; intact panels; text block edges show mild soiling due to handling; previous owner's initials to ffep; very mild defect to front hinge; illustrated; interior pages clean; pp 488.
New York: Pergamon, 1995. First Edition. Octavo; G+ Hardcover; White spine with Purple text; Boards strong, some edgewear, some shelfwear, sticker residue on front cover and spine, bumping and rubbing to corners, bending to spine edges, staining near head edge of spine; Textblock has library ink stamp on front endpaper, gray stain along fore edge;408 pp; Ex-Library NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
New York: Academic Press, 1967. Octavo; G/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with green and black print; Dj has tears at spine ends and flap corners, small tears to edges, mild spotting, shelfwear; Boards in green cloth with gold print on black banners, mild wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has spotting on edges, name in pencil on front flyleaf, light amount of pencil notation within, many pages marked with paperclips with resulting impression and some rust; xviii, 733 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Champaign: The American Oil Chemists' Society, 1979. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, yellow with black print; Boards in yellow cloth with black print, wear to corners and spine caps, slight shelfwear; Text block has light spotting to edges, slight puckering to pages, some pages are paper-clipped, clean text; Inscribed in ink by the editors on the front flyleaf; xi, 344 pages, illustrated (b&w).
New York and London: Academic Press, Inc., 1964. Octavo; pp 674; VG/G-; blue spine with white text; dust jacket has moderate wear to exterior; few chips to edges; slightly sunned spine; mylar wrap; cloth shows clean exterior; strong boards; text block has mild wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated.
London: Oxford University Press, 1950. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 727; G-; black spine with white text; no jacket; cloth has slight shelf wear to exterior; small green dot sticker to spine; sticker to rear; strong boards; text block has age toning to exterior edges; slight shadow toning to endpapers; previous owner's name to ffep; some ink underlining inside; light pencil; illustrated; broken front hinge;.
1981. Octavo; VG; Paperback; Spine, grey folded cover; Cover is grey with black print, clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; “Reprinted from Ambix, the Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Early Chemistry, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, March, 1981”— cover; Inscribed in ink by the author on the cover; paged 35-54.
Singapore: World Scientific, 2000. Octavo; VG- Hardcover w/ VG- Dustjacket; Black spine with White text; Dustjacket covered by brodart, slight edgewear, otherwise clean; Boards strong, clean; Textblock clean; 664 pp; Volume 2 only NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
London: John Wiley & Sons, 1967. Third Printing. Octavo; G+ Hardcover w/ G- Hardcover; Black spine with White text; Dustjacket has moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear, fraying and open tears along spine edges, closed tear along tail edge of front cover, open tears at top and bottom corners of both covers, closed tear along tail edge of rear cover, staining on rear cover; Boards strong, clean; Textblock has staining along head edge, otherwise clean; 401 pp.
New York: Prentice-Hall, 1949. Octavo; Third printing; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with faded gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps, mild shelfwear; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, tanning to endpapers, cracked front hinge, age-toning to paper; vii, 840 pages.
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1928. Octavo; pp 272; Good; navy spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows mildly sunned exterior; minor wear to corners; slightly splayed boards; text block has slightly soiled exterior edges; small sticker of previous owner to front pastedown; some shadow toning to endpapers; text pages clean; illustrated;.
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1989. Octavo; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with white print; Boards in black cloth with green and white print, slight wear to spine caps and front hinge, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; viii, 256 pages, illustrated ("with 42 figures and 47 tables").
London: Black, Perry, and Kingsbury, 1812. Second Edition. Octavo, xxv, , 2-164 pages,  ads; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, gray cloth boards, gilt titling to spine; name written to title page; with half-title, folding frontispiece; water-stain to lower edge of frontispiece; fore and lower page edges untrimmed; shelved case 10.
Paris: Le Doyen de la Faculte des Science, 1897. Quarto; Fair; 1/4 bound blue leather spine with gilt text to red bar; blue marbled boards; Front board and endpaper are detached but present, rear board coming loose but still attached as of the point of this listing being created. spine panel detached but present; exterior shows heavy rubbing to edges and joints; some scratches to marbled boards; text block has age toned exterior edges; some age toning to exterior edges; marbled endpapers; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; some writing to ffep; illustrated; interior pages slightly age toned; cracking to gutters; previous owner's name to title page; French text; See Photos for details. Book now kept in protective bag. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
1803/1804/1808. 1) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium) in French, 7.25" x 8.75", Arcueil [France]; May 28, 1803. In this letter to an unnamed minister, Madame Berthollet requests the original letters from Berthollet [her husband or herself?] requesting assistance with finding an administrative position for two people when the minister sends his recommendations for said people to give to officials at the administrative offices they wish to enter into. 2) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium with an integral address sheet) in French, 6.5" x 8", Arcueil; July 29, 1803. In this letter to a Madame Vinneux in Lausanne, Madame Berthollet informs her friend that she will be able to obtain a passport for her and that the ambassador to Switzerland will assist her with the necessary steps for her return to France. 3) ALS. "F. Berthollet." Three pages (of a bifolium with an integral address sheet) in French, 6.5" x 8.25", Arcueil; June 11, 1804. In this letter to Madame Vinneux, Madame Berthollet opens by speculating that passport troubles are being caused by "cette saison" [presumably meaning the contemporaneous political situation] and will seek information about the delay experienced by her friend in obtaining permission to travel. Mme. Berthollet was convinced her friend was on her way and assures her that she and her husband speak of her and "their second son," Déodat, at every meal. Meanwhile her husband has received a "new distinction" from the government that she describes as more of a burden than a privilege since they must outfit an "archbishop's house" with furniture, linens and all the rest [Claude Louis Berthollet was made a Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1804]. 4) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium) in French, 7.5" x 9.25", Arcueil; January 9, 1808. In this letter, Madame Berthollet invites Monsieur and Madame Tochon [could be Joseph-François Tochon (1772-1820), numismatist, collector, and political figure] to dinner in Arcueil. Condition: Letters have usual folds. Letter 2 has four pin holes through lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter opened; otherwise good. Letter 3 has four pins holes through the lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter was opened; otherwise good. Letter 4 has some paper loss on the last line of the letter where gaul ink has bled through paper, effective several words; otherwise good.; Consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Baldwin & Cradock, 1829. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with gold print on black banner; Boards in cream cloth, tanning to spine, wear to corners and spine caps, tanning, shelfwear, spotting; Text block has grey-tinted top edge, spotting to edges, foxing throughout; variously paged, illustrated (b&w). Shelved with overstock 15's in Room X.
London: D. Van Nostrand Company Ltd, 1965. Octavo; pp 298; G/G-; ivory/blue spine with dark pink and ivory text; dust jacket has moderated soiling to exterior; minor chips to edges; cloth has mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1969. Octavo; VG-/Wraps; Black spine with white text; Heavy shelf wear to covers, rubbing to surfaces, previous owner's inscription on front cover, light blemishes along sides and edges, minor crease at rear cover corner; Foxing and spotting along text block exterior otherwise text block clean; 296 pp.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1860. first edition. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gilt text; Cloth has moderately rubbed surfaces, more so at fore corners and spine edges with light frays, otherwise with strong and secure panels; Text block has darkened slightly due to age with good, intact binding and unmarked pages; previous owner's label on front pastedown; pp 739.
First Edition. 8vo, 8 pages; G-; no cover, peripheral tanning, small tears along top edge and bottom edge, some rubbing and spotting, vertical center crease throughout, small tears at center of bottom edge and top edge throughout, mild bumping to all corners; interior clean but for slight spotting, paper age-toned; "Reprinted from Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Vol. 17, No. 8, page 820, August, 1925."
First Edition. 8vo, paged -72, tables; G-; green cover with black print, some spotting, pencil notation in upper right and left corners, slight tears at top and bottom spine edge, creasing along outer edge; back has blue library stamp at top edge, mild creasing along spine edge, slight spotting; interior clean but for tear at spine edge of first page and slight stains from rusting binding staples, first page has slight soiling along bottom edge and slight tears to this edge; "Reprinted from the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. XXXVI, No. 1. January, 1914."
Wiesbaden: Dieterich'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. First Edition. 8vo, paged -340, illustrated; G+; no cover, slight bumps to outside corners, horizontal center crease throughout, sight creasing at right edge, peripheral tanning, back has light tear to left edge and blue library stamp at bottom edge; clean interior, age-toned paper; text in German; "Sonderabdruck aus der Aeitschrift fur Naturforschung, Band 3a, Heft 6, 1948."
Dresden: Verlag con Theodor Steinkopff. First Edition. 8vo, paged -212, graphs; G-; white cover with black print, purple number stamp in right upper corner, tears at top and bottom of spine edge, creasing along top edge and right edge , large diagonal crease upper right throughout, bumped upper and lower outside corners throughout, horizontal center crease throughout, slight spotting, rusting spine staples, back cover has purple library stamp at top edge; clean interior; text in German; "Sonder-Abdruck aus der Kolloid-Zeitschrift, 80. Ban 1937, Heft 2."