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Oxford, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1987. Octavo, vi, xiv, xx, 727 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in the publisher's black cloth bearing gilt lettering to the spine. Boards have extremely mild wear with minimal wear to the edges. Text block has light age toning to the edges. Frontispiece. Illustrated.
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015. Quarto, xx, 612 pages. In Very Good condition. Spine is black with yellow print. Boards in glossy illustrated paper. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #1-2.
San Francisco: W.H. Freeman & Company, 1964. Third Edition. Octavo; xxiv, 832 pages. In Very Good condition, lacking the issued dust jacket. Fully bound in black cloth with silver gilt lettering. Minor shelf wear. Bumping to head and tail of spine. Finger-staining to text block. Signed flat by Pauling on half-title page. CF consignment. Shelved in Case 10.
ALS (4 in. x 7 in.),  page. In Very Good condition. A one-page autograph note, in French. Light offset visible to upper half of recto, light creasing along the edges, and a very small closed tear at the horizontal half. Folded in half twice, once vertically and once horizontally, as well as one more full length vertical fold along the left side. This undated, unsigned and unaddressed note is purportedly from French Biologist Antoine Bechamp to Louis Pasteur. The note discusses the silkworm ailments pébrine, also known as "pepper disease," and the bacteria Flacherie, as well as cleaning procedures. The bottom half of the recto has calculations in at least two different pencils, the authorship of which is unclear. The verso is blank save for the name "Béchamp". Shelved in Case 0.
London: Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1961. Octavo; G+/G; deep blue spine with white text; dust jacket exterior shows modest shelf wear; slight foxing to fore edges and joints; minor wear to head and tail edges with one or two chips; price clipped front flap; publisher's sticker to front flap; light foxing inside jacket; cloth exterior has few wrinkles; lightly sunned spine; sturdy boards; textblock exterior edges have slightly age toned; some offset toning to endpapers; previous bookshop's tiny stamped price to front endpaper; interior good; illustrated; pp 372.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950. Octavo; Fair+/Poor; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tanned with top and bottom portions torn away; DJ has toning to spine, peripheral toning, large portions of spine torn away, price-clipped; Boards in blue cloth, light wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, light blemishes/shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges and endpapers, name in ink on front flyleaf, spine breaks at pp.144, 208, clean text; vii, 224 pages, illustrated (b&w tables, graphs, diagrams).
Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer-Verlag, 1990. Octavo; VG-; dark green spine with orange text; cloth shows minimal exterior wear; mild lean to spine, otherwise binding good; minor wear to corners; no jacket; textblock exterior edges have mild wear, including light foxing; small ink mark to tail edge; minor notations inside, all else good; illustrated; pp 478.
Cambridge: Addison-Wesley Press, 1952. Octavo; G/Fair-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tanned with brown and white print; DJ has edgewear with tears to all edges, creasing, toning to spine, peripheral toning, shelfwear; Boards in tan cloth, light wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has tanning to endpapers, light age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; xiv, 246 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954-1980. Octavos, Nine volumes. Very Good, with Good to Very Good minus dust jackets. All volumes in matching dust jackets with off-white spines and black lettering. 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. CONTENTS: Vol. I. “Introductory Orientations” (xxxviii, 318 pages + 2 folding maps) – Vol. II. “History of Scientific Thought” (xxii, , 696 pages) – Vol. III. “Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth” (xlvii, 877 pages) – Vol. IV, Part I. “Physics and Physical Technology: Physics” (xxxiv, 434 pages) – Vol. IV, Part II. “Physics and Physical Technology: Mechanical Engineering” (lv, 759 pages) – Vol. IV, Part III. “Physics and Physical Technology: Civil Engineering and Nautics” (lvii, 931 pages plus 3 folding maps) – Vol. V, Part II. “Chemistry and Chemical Technology: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Magisteries of Gold and Immortality” (xxxii, 510 pages) – Vol. V, Part III. “Chemistry and Chemical Technology: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Historical Survey, from Cinnabar Elixirs to Synthetic Insulin” (xxxv, 481 pages) – Vol. V, Part IV. “Chemistry and Chemical Technology: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts” (xlviii, 772 pages). Please note that Volume V: Part I is not included in this listing. SH consignment. [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].
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. Autograph Letter (4 in. x 6.25 in.), 1 page. Dated July 13, 1791. In French, with an integral address sheet. 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, apparently from being formerly attached to a larger sheet or album. Consignment. Shelved in 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, Case #4.
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.
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, Case #5.
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.
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.
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").
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, Case #3.
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 in Good condition with usual folds and the following notes: Letter 2 has four pin holes through lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter opened. Letter 3 has four pins holes through the lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter was opened. Letter 4 has some paper loss on the last line of the letter where gaul ink has bled through paper, effective several words. 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.