In Fuligno: Gio. Tomassini Stamp. Vescovile e Pubblico, 1821. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 124pp; rough and spine-torn later paper-covered boards; later engravings from a different edition affixed to front and rear pastedowns; lacking prelims; some workmanlike restorations to front gutter obscuring the "P" in Presso... [imprint]; paper and text restoration on pp45 restores 3 lines of text from another copy [presumably the same edition]; contents shows some foxing and offsetting; else very good. [Spine; plain bluish paper with spine tears; no text]. [Note: A.S. Con Bedini].
General Science/History of Science (Science & Tech)
Paris: Revue Francaise Des Bijoutiers-Horlogers, 1949. First Edition Thus. Quarto; 375pp; original softcover wraps; bottom wrap lost; top wrap soiled and worn; owner bookplate verso title; contents very good; clean and unmarked; 241 illustrations. Text in French. [Spine; black titles on toned buff paper; bagged].
Orleans: Henri Tessier, circa 1920. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 50pp; later green cloth; owner bookplate front pastedown; contents a bit toned; French text offprint containing 4 individual articles, including 1) Mouvements perpetuels mecaniques; 2) Mouvements a circulation de fluide; 3) Mouvements magnetiques et electriques; 4) Mouvements perpetuels divers. [Spine; gilt title on green cloth]. [Note: A.S. Con Bedini].
Lee's Summit, MO: Unity Books, 1966. US Printing. 8vo. VG-/VG-. bright orange/coral DJ spine with small teal lettering between chipped and cut strip ends. chafing aside the DJ spine right, swirls of dark red, green and ivory with large dark yellow overlay titling. heavily foxed front and rear inner flap. shelfwear moderate. medium green clothbound HB with stamped titling, gently pushed in ends and bumped corners. heavily foxed right fep, with inscription of prior owner and ffep. a solid volume, includes numbered figures in the basically clean textblock. lightly foxed edges, all sides. 423 pp.
Siracusa: Arnaldo Lonbardi Editore, n.d. Octavo; vg/wraps; dark blue spine with no text; front panel with gray text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block clean; 18 pp., text, 18 color plates; else very good; ---TEXT I ITALIAN; --[ASSESSORATO REGIONALE DEI BENI CULTURALI E AMBIENTALE E.P.I., SOPRINTENDENZA AI BENI CULTURALI DI SIRACUSA].
Bloomington, IN & Milton Keynes, UK: AuthorHouse, 2006. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: White spine with dark blueish gray text: DJ is clean and in very good condition with mild shelfwear: Boards are strong and clean, two bar code stickers on back board: Textblock is clean, front free page and copyright pages have stamps from the Library of Congress, pages otherwise clean and free of markings, folds or tears: First Edition: 486 pp.
Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society, 2001. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG+. panoramic light blue cloud-scape between jacket wide band of black along upper and lower edges. small spine titling in black with ivory publisher just above foot. lightly rubbed, its jacket front has a small montage of illustrations beneath enlarged titling. edgewear is slight. dark blue clothbound HB with stamped gilt titles, trim and sharply cornered, thick boards. glossy white stock, SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE FACING AUTHOR PHOTO IN B/W. 142 pp. ISBN# 1878220462.
Berlin: Herausgeber, 2001. Limited Edition #606/1000. Folio;VG/G+; Grey spine with orange and black text; DJ shows moderate shelf wear, surface scratches and spots on front and back, frayed corners and edges, light dirt and age toning; Boards are strong and clean with general shelf wear; Textblock clean, light age toning, corners bent on some pages, small tears on front and back hinge, otherwise clean; pp 155. Signed By Author Additional shipping necessary for expedited/international shipping. Economy international shipping unavailable due to weight/size restrictions. Please contact seller for additional information.
Mountain View: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1988. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Lavender spine with white text; Covers have some light edge wear incl. occasional short, light crease near edges, spine sunned and has a few tiny scuffs, covers have faint damp stain along their bottom edges, back cover occasional light rubbing, inside of back cover a few small, faint spots, all cover text and graphics very clear, book's binding is strong; Textblock bottom edge has faint damp stain, text interior is clean; 213 pp.
New York, Washington, Philadelphia, London: Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1989. First printing. Quarto. Good+ with no dust jacket. Red spine with silver lettering. Notable scuff to the rear board at the bottom of the fore-edge, etched into the edge of the board. Small discoloring scuff to front cover near the center. Covers overall clean otherwise. Binding strong, text block edges clean, text of pages clean and free of markings. Top front corner bumped. 394pp.
Edinburgh: Adam Black, 1827. 8vo., xxxv, 251 pages; VG; bound in gray buckram, library numbering in gilt on tail of spine; library binding, with sheet on front pastedown, one word in pencil on title page, accession number in pencil on dedication page; with 5 folding plates, and plate 1 bound as frontispiece instead of page 108, all plates in excellent condition; shelved case 10.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1998. US Printing. wide 8vo. VG/VG-. solid black DJ spine with bold and standard medium white titling. a touch of wear to DJ spine ends, touch to corners and mild rubbing to jacket front and rear. navy clothbound HB with stamped silver titling, attached to solid navy cloth panels. includes mid-volume glossy ivory section of 17 color plates between chapters with numbered figures. 295 pp. ISBN# 0262024527.
Firenze: Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki, 1962. Serial. Octavo; vg/wraps; tan spine with no text; front panel with red and black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 13 pp., text; illus. with 12 single-sided plates, some with color; wraps and edges, sunned; else very good; ---TEXT IN ITALIAN.
Washington, DC: NASA, June 2006. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG+. dark navy glossy DJ spine with small white and pale blue lettering for title, author and publisher. illustrated jacket front and rear. medium powder blue clothbound HB with stamped metallic tilting down spine and front board. tightly bound text, includes some b/w images and photos. a clear, bright white copy within. 335 pp.
UK: Incorporated Society of Inspectors of Weights and Measures, 1909. Third revised edition. Octavo; poor/none; red-brown leather spine with gilt lettering; half-bound with black cloth boards; ex libris, Bureau of Standards; stamps and markings; major shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 314 pp.; illus., 246 text figures, graphs, designs, geometry, folded plates and plans; endpapers, green marbling; hinges and joints, split starts; all edges, chipping and tears; else very good.
London: Macdonald & Co. 1964. First Edition. Octavo; vg/fair; dj, black text on orange spine with two circular black shapes; dj, chipping and small open tears; protective film cover for dust jacket peeling at head of spine; HB, red cloth spine with gold text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; ex libris bookplate, glued to front pastedown; text block, clean; B/W illustrations; 108pp.
London, Great Britain: Routledge, 1991. First UK Edition. small 8vo. VG/VG. black glossy DJ spine with tiny white uppercase title, author and small publisher with logo at accented tip of spine tail. partially illustrated with enlarged white titling above and below. black clothbound HB, spine stamped with silver lettering for title, full author and publisher. minimal edgewear. patterned gray/white endsheets. unmarked texblock, with numbered figures. 175 pp. ISBN # 0415054702.
Edinburgh: Various, 1858. First Edition. 8vo., VG; leather-bound polished calf boards, five-paneled spines, gilt tooling to spines with gilt floral motif to compartments, gilt lettering to red and green title labels, double-ruled gilt border with floral motif to corners to boards, gilt motif to turn-ins, gilt diagonal dashes to board edges, marbled endpapers; bookplates to front pastedowns, ffeps; VOL. 1 [LOCKE AND SYDENHAM WITH OTHER OCCASIONAL PAPERS: pub. 1858 by Thomas Constable and Co., 478 pages.; chipping with material loss to head of spine (headband visible); superficial scratching/scuffing to back board; bumping with slight material loss to corners of boards; rubbing to edges and hinges, gilt tooling to board edges rubbed off in parts; mild wear to bright gilt top, age-toning to text-block; occasional creasing to leaves and marginalia in pencil to interior]; VOL. 2 [HORAE SUBSECIVAE, A SECOND SERIES: pub. 1861 by Edmonston and Douglas, printed by Thomas Constable and Co., 427 pages.; stain to front board] mislabelled, with title story not listed in Table of Contents, but present in volume 1; VOL. 3 [JOHN LEECH AND OTHER PAPERS: pub. 1882 by David Douglas, 442 pages.; a smaller 8vo. roughly 1/2" shorter than Vols. 1-2; contains tipped-in ephemera to back paste-down, front board slightly loose]; John Brown FRSE FRCPE (22 September 1810 – 11 May 1882) was a Scottish physician and essayist best known for his three-volume collection Horae Subsecivae (Leisure Hours, 1858), which included essays and papers on art, medical history and biography. Of the first, his dog story "Rab and his Friends" (1859), and his essays "Pet Marjorie" (1863), on Marjorie Fleming, the ten-year-old prodigy and "pet" of Walter Scott, "Our Dogs", "Minchmoor", and "The Enterkine" are best known. Brown was half-brother to the organic chemist Alexander Crum Brown.; shelved above case 0.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. n.d. [1880s]. 4tos.; 384 pp., each volume; VG-/no dust jacket; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with dark brown endpapers; gilt lettering to spine and front board with illustrations in black; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines; rubbing to back board of Vol. 5; dark-colored top of text-block (faded); age-toning to fore-edge of text-block; light scratching to bottom edge of text-block, Vols. 1 and 3; interiors clean, age-toning throughout; staining to middle of fore-edge of text-block, Vol. 4; shelfwear to endpapers, including slight tear to back free endpaper, Vol. 3; shelved Aisle D above overflow case between China and Japan.
New York: Truth Seeker Company, 1950. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Green fabric spine with black text. Boards have general shelf wear, bumping on corners, rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has previous bookstore's label on front end paper, light foxing on edges, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 400.
London: D. Lane, Steam Printer, circa 1862. Approx. 5.5" x 8.5" VG clay-orange hardcover with blank spine and gilt title on front cover. Significant abrasion with chipping to extremities of lightly stained cloth-covered boards, particularly to spine head, with old archival glue repair to split seams along front and especially rear joints; old hand-penned library sticker across spine. Hinges starting at front endpapers, but repair ensures secure binding. Wesleyan University Library sticker on front pastedown; related stamps and markings throughout. Previous seller's penciled writing on ffep describes rarity of volume. Age-toning; otherwise, clean.
Rome: Edizioni Seat, 1994. Octavo: VG/VG: Brown and green spine with white text, brown spine with no text: Slipcase has general shelfwear, scuff marks, some chipping to corners: DJ is clean with light general shelfwear mainly at head and tail of spine and corners: Boards are strong and clean, light bumping to tails of spines, bindings tight: Textblocks are clean and pages free of markings, folds and tears: Two volumes- Text and Addendum: Text is entirely in ITALIAN: 453 pp.
Turin: Edizioni Seat, 1996. Text in Italian; Large octavo; VG/VG; Tan and red spine with pale yellow text; Dustjacket has some edge wear and light rubbing, one tiny closed tear on left side of front cover on fold between spine and front cover; Boards straight and strong, corners slightly bumped, binding strong; Textblock interior clean; 768 pp.
Neuchatel: Editions du Griffon, 1958. Quarto in red boards, VG-/No DJ; light shelfwear, scuff to front board, age-toning and foxing primarily to endpapers and edges of text block, smudges to page 9. Includes numerous illustrations. Binding strong, text and illustrations clean. Text in French. Texte en francais. Assez bon etat. "Ce livre a ete imprime en l'an mil neuf cent cinquante-huit par l'Imprimerie Glauser-Oderbolz au Locle. Exemplaire 738". [Spine has red background and gilt text.
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution/National Science Foundation, 1976. First Edition in English. Octavo; 303pp; softcover; printed wraps; some mild exterior soiling and wear; contents clean and unmarked; illustrated with several black and white photographs, including chapters on Kalmykov, Golynin, Tiryutin, Chizov, and Kolotoshin. [Spine; brown titles on off-white].
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1885. First Edition Thus. Octavo; xix, pp2536-3032; 19pp; full GPO cloth; largely worn, soiled and faded; spine gilt lost; worn at corners with tears at crown; paper toned; contents generally good with several folding maps and charts. SOLD AS IS. [Spine; faded brown cloth no titles].