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1 BECQUEREL, Jean (1874-1953). Supplément a le Notice sur les Travaux Scientifiques.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1911. 1911 
4to. 24 pp. Gray printed wrappers. Very good. Becquerel worked on the optical and magnetic properties of crystals, discovering the rotation of the plane of polarization by a magnetic field. This pamphlet also deals with phosphorescence. 
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2 BUNN, C. W. Chemical crystallography; an introduction to optical and x-ray methods.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, (1946). 1946 
Reprint, with corrections. 246 x 165 mm. 8vo. xii, 422 pp. 234 figs. (13 on plates), tables, indexes. Black cloth, gilt spine. Ownership signature, rubber stamp and blind stamp. Very good. 
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3 Faraday Society. Crystal Growth. Discussions of the Faraday Society No. 5, 1949.
London: Butterworth's Scientific, 1959. 1959 
8vo. 366 pp. Numerous plates, figs. and charts, index; light marginal penning on front and back endpapers. Gilt-stamped green cloth. Very good. 
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4 HAÜY, René-Just (1743-1822). Traité de cristallographie, suivi d'une application des principes de cette science a la détermination des espéces mineralés, et d'une nouvelle Méthode pour mettre les formes cristallines en projection.
Paris: Bachelier & Huzard, 1822. 1822 
Two volumes & atlas. 8vo. [2], lxxii, 607, [1 blank]; [2], 650, [errata, blank] pp. Atlas (oblong quarto, 212 x 274 mm) containing 84 engraved plates. Modern quarter calf over marbled boards, vellum corners, gilt-stamped red and green morocco spine labels (by Bernard Middleton). Bookplates of Andras Gedeon, exlib stamp on atlas title-page. Fine. FIRST EDITION WITH THE ATLAS. The most important works by the pioneer of crystallography. "In 1822 [Haüy] published Traité de cristallographie, which contained the last version of his theory and was immediately followed by the second edition of the Traité de mineralogy, limited to the portion on systematics." [DSB]. This work greatly enlarges Haüy's theories, first published in Essai d'un théorie (1784), first recognizes hemitropical crystals. In his earlier work, "Haüy extended the six primitive forms of crystals by taking the figures obtained by splitting crystals in their directions and planes of easy fracture, always constant in a crystalline substance. Thus, secondary faces were produced to those of the primitive forms and these were related in simple ratios less than 1:6. In 1800 he sought to relate crystalline form to pyro-electric properties, especially in boracites. Often known as the founder of crystallography, his law of rational indices still bears his name." [Dibner]. References: Dibner, Heralds of science 92 (Essai d'une théorie…); DSB Vol. XI, pp. 178-182. First Edition. 
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5 HAUY, René-Just. Traité Élémentaire de Physique.
Paris: V. Courcier, 1821. 1821 
THIRD EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. [2], lxii, 510, [2]; [2], 452, [2] pp. 6; 12 engraved folding plates; scattered foxing, not affecting legibility. Later quarter gilt-stamped calf over beige paper-backed boards, green place-keeping ribbons. Near fine. Haüy (1743-1822) was a renowned French crystallographer and mineralogist who "worked primarily in descriptive, physical, and theoretical mineralogy." He expanded d'Isle's studies on various forms of the same crystal species, concluding that "the primitive form of crystals of a certain species results as a nucleus from the cleavage of all their secondary forms." Essentially, "his crystal theory is fundamentally static and mathematical…[and] is at the base of the modern lattice theory developed by Delafosse, Bravais, Sohncke, Fyodorov, and Schönflies" (DSB, Vol. VI, 179-80). In terms of physics, Haüy's contribution consisted of his "researches on double refraction in crystals (especially tourmaline and boracites), and on piezoelectricity. Haüy's Traité de physique brought him appointment to the Legion of Honor in 1803" (DSB, Vol. VI, 178). 
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Das Kristallisationsmikroskop und die Damit Gemachten Entdeckungen insbesondere die der Flüssigen Kristalle., LEHMANN, Otto (1855-1922).
6 LEHMANN, Otto (1855-1922). Das Kristallisationsmikroskop und die Damit Gemachten Entdeckungen insbesondere die der Flüssigen Kristalle.
Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1910. 1910 
8vo. [viii], 112 pp. 48 figs. (incl. 1 folding table). Original orange printed wrappers mounted on later black boards [probably the work of W. Fornoff as evidenced by his mark]. Rubber-stamp on title of "Prof. Bechhold." and (on front pastedown) W. Fornoff, [buchbinder], Frankfurt am Main. First edition of the author's contribution using crystallization microscope as applied to liquid crystals, his most important and earlier discovery. His father introduced him to the microscope, and Otto later "spent a large amount of time and energy developing and improving (in a series of implementations) his invention, the heating stage microscope, that he called the crystallization microscope. – Cristaldi, Pennisi & Pulvirenti. "Lehman discovered liquid crystals; substances which behave mechanically as liquids but display many of the optical properties of crystalline solids." In 1891 he wrote "Die Kristallanalyse." There was a huge controversy involving Friedrich Reinitzer and Lehmann against a solid-state chemist, Gustav Tammann, who was "old-style authoritarian … [and] established in a prime chair in Göttingen," … "Ferocious arguments continued for years … Lehmann, always eccentric and solitary, became more so and devoted his last 20 years to a series of papers on 'Liquid crystals and the theories of life." – Twentieth Century Physics, American Institute of Physics Press, (1995), vol. III, p. 1540. His two most important works on liquid crystals were issued in 1904, Flüssige Krystalle, being his comprehensive accounting, and 1911, Die neue Welt der flüssigen Krystalle . . . PROVENANCE: Dr. Heinrich Jakob Bechhold (1866-1937), of Frankfurt am Main, was a German chemist, known for his work on colloid chemistry in medicine, member of the Royal Institute for Experimental Therapeutics in Frankfurt am Main, and editor of DIE UMSCHAU, a review of science, technology, literature, & art, joint author of Die Kolloide in Biologie und Medizin, Dresden, 1912 and translated for the US as Colloids in Biology and Medicine, New York, 1919. He was also responsible for Bechhold's handlexikon der naturwissenschaften und medizin, 1894. During WWI he made several vaccines against cholera and typhoid. From 1916 he taught medical physical chemistry at Frankfurt University. Because he was Jewish the German Reich revoked his teaching license in 1935. In 1937 he committed suicide. Otto Lehmann (1855-1922) was a German physicist and "father" of liquid crystal as well as a devoted microscopist. Otto was the son of Franz Xavier Lehmann, a mathematics teacher in the Baden-Wurtemberg school system, with a strong interest in microscopes. Otto learned to experiment and keep records of his findings. Between 1872 and 1877, Lehmann studied natural sciences at the University of Strasbourg and obtained the Ph.D. under crystallographer Paul Groth. Otto used polarizers in a microscope so that he might watch for birefringence appearing in the process of crystallization. DSB, VIII, pp. 148-149, by John G. Burke; David J.R. Cristaldi, Salvatore Pennisi, Francesco Pulvirenti, Liquid Crystal Display Drivers: Techniques and Circuits, p. 2. First Edition. 
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7 MARTIN, Luther H. Hellenistic Religions; an Introduction.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. 0195043901 / 9780195043907 
8vo. xv, 170 pp. Index. Cloth. Ink ownership signature of David C. Lindberg. Very good. ISBN: 0195043901 / 0-19-504390-1 
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8 METZGER, Hélène (1886-1944). Le Genèse de la Science des Cristaux.
Paris: Albert Blanchard, 1969. 1969 
New edition. 8vo. 248 pp. Printed wrappers; unopened. Fine. 
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9 PAULING, Linus. "The Crystal Structure of Pseudobrookite."
Offprint from Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, vol. 73, no. 1, 1930. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M. B. H., 1930. 1930 
Offprint. 8vo. 97-112 pp. 3 figs., tables. Original printed wrappers. Fine. Very rare. An important early work by the two-time Nobel prize winner. Linus Pauling was one the twentieth century's greatest chemists, and his efforts culminated in the 1954 Nobel Prize for chemistry for his research on the nature of the chemical bond. His second Nobel Prize came in 1963 for his tireless efforts in the name of peace. 
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