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1 AIRY, Sir George Biddell. Autobiography. Edited by Wilfrid Airy.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1896. 
8vo. xii, 414 pp. Frontis., index. Original navy blind and gilt-stamped cloth; worn, rear joint cracked. Good. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 American Philosophical Society. A Catalogue of Portraits and Other Works of Art in the Possession of the American Philosophical Society.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1961. 
FIRST EDITION. Series: Memoirs of the APS Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Vol. 54. 8vo. viii, 173 pp. 59 illustrations, including color frontis. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jacket edge worn, else very good. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 ANTHONY, H.D. Sir Isaac Newton.
London, New York, Toronto: Abelard-Schuman, (1960). 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 224 pp. Frontis., plates, glossary, index. Beige cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Very good. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 APPLEYARD, Rollo. A tribute to Michael Faraday.
London: Constable, 1931. 
8vo. xiii, 203 pp. Frontis., 19 illus. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket; jacket chipped with tape repairs. Bookplates of Burndy and A. Still. Rare in jacket. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 BARR, E. Scott. An Index to Biographical Fragments in Unspecialized Scientific Journals.
University, AL: University of Alabama Press, (1973). 
8vo. vii, 294 pp. Blue gilt-stamped cloth. Very good +. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 BERGFELD, Ludwig. Haeckel, Chwolson und die Chinesische Mauer. Ein Epilog.
Heidelberg: Karl Groos, 1908. 
8vo. 18 pp. Original printed wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 BOAS, Marie. Robert Boyle and Seventeenth-Century Chemistry.
Cambridge: University Press, 1958. 
8vo. vii, 239 pp. Index. Gilt-stamped red cloth, dust jacket; rubbed. Scarce in jacket. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 BORN, Max (1882-1970). My life & my views. Introduction by I. Bernard Cohen.
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, (1968). 
215 x 150 mm. 8vo. [vi], 216 pp. Index. Navy cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket; jacket lightly worn. Ownership signature. Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 BORN, Max (1882-1970). My life & my views. Introduction by I. Bernard Cohen.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1968). 
FIRST EDITION. 215 x 148 mm. 8vo. vi, 216 pp. Index. Black cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket. Fine. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 BORN, Max (1882-1970). My life & my views. Introduction by I. Bernard Cohen.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1968). 
217 x 152 mm. 8vo. [vi], 216 pp. Index. Gilt-stamped green cloth, dust-jacket; jacket chipped else fine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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11 BROOKE, George M., Jr. John M. Brooke: Naval Scientist and Educator.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, (1980). 0813908094 / 9780813908090 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xiii, 372 pp. Illustrations, maps, index. Navy cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0813908094 First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 BROWN, Chandos Michael. Benjamin Silliman: A Life in the Young Republic.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1989). 0691085331 / 9780691085333 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xvi, 377 pp. Frontis., illustrations, index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped black spine label, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0691085331 First Edition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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13 BUFFON. Buffon.
Paris: Le Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, (1952). 
[series] Les Grands Naturalistes Français, Collection Dirigée Par Roger Heim, Membre de l’Institut, Directeur du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. 24 cm. 244 pp. 25 illus. Pictorial printed wrappers; extremities rubbed. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 CARDAN, Jerome. Ma Vie. Traduction de Jean Dayre.
Paris: Honoré Chamion, 1936. 
Series: Bibliothèque de l’Institut Français de Florence, Premier Série, tome XI. 8vo. xxxi, 218 pp. 2 ills. (port.), index. Original printed wrappers; creased. Very good. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 CHANG, Laura (editor). Scientists at Work. Profiles of today’s groundbreaking scientists from Science Times, New York Times ... Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould.
New York: McGraw-Hill, (2000). 
8vo. xix, 372 pp. index. Pictorial wrappers. Fine. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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16 CLARK, Ronald William. The Survival of Charles Darwin: A Biography of a Man and an Idea.
New York: Random House, (1984). 039452134X / 9780394521343 
Second printing. 8vo. x, 449 pp. Plates, index. Quarter blue cloth with brown paper boards, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. ISBN: 039452134X 
Price: 7.00 USD
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17 CONTI, Giovan Stefano. Giovan Stefano Conti lettere a Ruggiero Giuseppe Boscovich. A cura di Edoardo Proverbio. Volume I (1760-1771).
Roma: Accademia nazionale delle scienze detta dei XL, 1996. 
Series: Scritti e documenti, 22; Documenti boscovichiani, IV. 8vo. 339 pp. Illus. Printed wrappers. Fine. A second (and final) volume was issued in 1998. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Oltre il Mito; Lamarck e le scienze naturali del suo tempo., CORSI, Pietro.
18 CORSI, Pietro. Oltre il Mito; Lamarck e le scienze naturali del suo tempo.
(Bologna): Il Mulino, (1983). 1983. 8815002715 / 9788815002716 Wrappers. Very good. Signed
8vo. 433 [10] pp. Bibliography, index; pp. 65-68 dog-eared due to improper bindery trimming. Green printed wrappers; rubbed. Title INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO ROGER HAHN. Very good. Rare. ISBN: 8815002715 
Price: 70.00 USD
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19 CROSLAND, Maurice (1931-). Gay-Lussac Scientist and bourgeois.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1978). 0521219795 / 9780521219792 
8vo. xvi, 333 pp. Frontis., index. Cloth, dust-jacket; top edge soiled. “An excellent biography that seeks to integrate the social, political and intellectual aspects of Gay-Lussac’s career.” – Home no. 45. ISBN: 9780521219792 
Price: 17.00 USD
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20 CROWTHER, J.G. British Scientists of the Twentieth Century.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1952). 
8vo. xiv, 320 pp. Plates, index. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket torn. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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