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Katalog der Bibliothek der Deutschen Seewarte zu Hamburg.

By: Deutschen Seewarte.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Hamburg:, Hammerich & Lesser, 1890.: 1890

Seller ID: Z1184

8vo. 619 pp. Index. Quarter black cloth with tips and marbled paper boards, gilt-stamped spine title; extremities a bit worn. Very good. Includes almost 11,000 citations in author, title, place and date format. Organized alphabetically under 18 different main and many sub-headings. Very strong in meteorological works. The index is indispensible. An important scientific library of 10, 660 works, mainly on meteorology, hydrography, physics, electricity, and magnetism. The library was founded in 1875 and incorporates the large and fine collection of Heinrich W. Dove (1803-79), one of the greatest... View more info

I[-IV]. Nachtrag zum Katalog der Bibliothek der Deutschen Seewarte zu Hamburg.

By: Deutschen Seewarte.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hamburg:, Hammerich & Lesser, 1894-1921.: 1894

Seller ID: Z1185

Four issues. 8vo. vi, 92; vi, 142; viii, 341; [vii], 124 pp. Indexes. Printed wrappers (Issue I is bound in quarter black cloth with corners and printed paper boards]; wrappers a bit soiled and worn. Some pages uncut. Ink stamps to front covers of Issue III and IV. Very good.Rare. The first two issues bear the ownership signature of "v. Bezold", most likely German physicist and meteorologist Johann Friedrich Wilhelm von Bezold (1837-1907). View more info

Heralds of Science as Represented by Two Hundred Epochal Books and Pamphlets Selected from the Burndy Library. With Notes by Bern Dibner.

By: DIBNER, Bern (1897-1988).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norwalk:, Burndy Library, 1955.: 1955

Seller ID: Z1188

Series: Burndy Library Publication No. 12. 4to. 96 pp. Woodcut title vignette, illustrations, index. Printed wrappers; covers a bit soiled. Very good. View more info

Sky and Ocean Joined, the U.S. Naval Observatory 1830-2000.

By: DICK, Steven J.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: (Cambridge):, Cambridge University Press, (2003).: 2003

Seller ID: BL3390

ISBN: 0521815991

8vo. xiii, 609 pp. Illustrations, appendices, index. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0521815991 This volume is a story of the relations between space, time and navigation, from the rise of the chronometer in the U.S. to the Global Positioning System of satellites, for which the Naval Observatory provides the time to a billionth of a second per day. It is a story of the history of technology, in the form of telescopes, lenses, detectors, calculators, clocks and computers over 170 years. It describes how the oldest American scientific institution, which from ... View more info

Mars. The Living Planet.

By: DIGREGORIO, Barry E., et al.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, Frog, Ltd., (1997).: 1997

Seller ID: S7947

ISBN: 1883319587

First edition. 8vo. xix, 365 pp. Photos (some color), figs., glossary, index. Blue cloth, dust jacket. FINE. ISBN: 1883319587. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Ingenieur Gustav Kammerer.


Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vienna and Leipzig:, Carl Fromme, 1915.: 1915

Seller ID: Z1839

Series: Mitteilungen von Theodor Scheimpug, Flugbildmessung. Wein III., Erdbergerlande 6. II. Jahrgang 1915, Nr. 1. (280 x 195 mm). 4to. 9 pp. Frontis. port. of Kammerer. Printed wrappers. Fine. Originally printed in Internationales Archiv fur Photogrammetrie, Band V, Heft 1. View more info

"The field of Epsilon Lyrae."

By: DOODY, Esther M. & Keivin BURNS.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Extract from:, Publications of the Allegheny Observatory of the University of Pittsburgh, Vol. VIII, No. 6. [Pittsburgh]: University of Pittsbu: 1942

Seller ID: S5853

Extract from:: Publications of the Allegheny Observatory of the University of Pittsburgh, Vol. VIII, No. 6. [Pittsburgh]: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1942., 1942. 4to. 77-90 pp. 8 tables. Self-wraps. Ms. notations on top cover. Very good. View more info

Studies in the Literature of Natural Science.

By: DRACHMAN, Julian Moses.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York:, Macmillan Company, 1930.: 1930

Seller ID: Z1197

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. x, (xi), 487 pp. 6 plates, index. Navy cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket; front cover a bit spotted, jacket spine ends a little chipped. Very good. First Edition. View more info

"Experiments on solar light."

By: DRAPER, John William (1811-1882).

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Offprint from:, [The Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. XX, 1837.: 1837

Seller ID: S6283

8vo. [ii], 34 pp. 3 engraved plates. Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. This early and important paper reports, among other things, Draper's experiments on the effects of solar light on various absorbent media, including silver solutions. The historical literature on the history of photography and chemistry traced Draper's writings on the subject from the 1840s, but neglect this earlier paper. "Draper first achieved wide celebrity for his pioneering work in photography. As early as 1837, while still in Virginia, he had followed the example of Wedgwood and Davy in making tempora... View more info

Tycho Brahe, a picture of scientific life and work in the sixteenth century.

By: DREYER, J. L. E. [John Louis Emil] (1852-1926).

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Adam and Charles Black, 1890.: 1890

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S11767

First edition. 8vo. xvi, 405, [2] pp. Frontispiece, 4 plates, index, [ads]. Original navy blue gilt-stamped cloth; somewhat rubbed, still a very good copy, color added to endleaves. "The best single treatment of Tycho's life and work" – C. Doris Hellman, DSB, vol. II, p. 415. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THOMAS HEATH Esq. "WITH THE AUTHOR'S KIND REGARDS." Bookplate of Herbert Kraus. This copy is inscribed by Dreyer to Thomas Little Heath (1861-1940), the leading historian of science and mathematics, mathematician, classical scholar, historian of ancient Greek mathematics,... View more info

"On personal errors in astronomical transit observations." In: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 2nd Series, Vol. II, 1875-1877.

By: DREYER, John Louis Emil (1852-1926).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Dublin:, Published by the Academy, 1875-1877.: 1875

Seller ID: S6285

8vo. Pages 484-528. [Entire volume: viii, 760, 25, [3] pp.] 1 fig., tables. Contemporary quarter navy calf, calf corners, purple cloth sides, raised bands, red leather spine label, gilt spine, t.e.g., marbled end-leaves. Ex library ms. spine label, blind-stamp. Very good. Johann Dreyer studied mathematics and astronomy at Copenhagen University and won a gold medal in 1874 for his essay entitled "Personal errors in observation." This is an expanded version. He received the M.A. in 1874 and the Ph.D. in 1882. Johann Dreyer was assistant at Lord Rosse's observatory Parsonstown, Ireland f... View more info

Les vibrations et les spectres electroniques des molecules polyatomiques.

By: DUCHESNE, Jules.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brussels:, Palais de Academies, 1955.: 1955

Seller ID: S5939

8vo. 74, [ads 2] pp. 23 figs., tables, bibliog. Original printed wrappers. Rubber stamp on top cover. Fine. Published by the Academie Royale de Belgique, Classe des Sciences, Memoires, Collection in 8o, Tome XXVIII, Fascicule 8 et dernier. Exemplaire hors-commerce. View more info

"Sur les elements de l'etoile variable Y [upsalon] Cigni."

By: DUNER, Nils Christofer (1839-1914).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Offprint from:, Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Forhanlingar, No. 7, 1892.: 1892

Seller ID: S6289

8vo. 325-342 pp. Tables. Original plain wrappers. PRESENTATION SLIP LAID IN. Ex library rubber stamp. Ms. notation on top cover. Very good. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. "At Uppsala [Duner] found the solution of the special problems of the eclipsing binary Y [upsalon] Cygni, pointing out that this system consists of two similar suns moving around their common center of gravity in elliptic orbits, the common line of apsides of which simultaneously rotates in the plane of the orbits. After summing up these results in a few lines Duner added modestly: 'These investigations may well claim some inte... View more info

Catalog Nos. 106-108, 111-113, 115-117. 9 bookseller catalogs.

By: E. Weingart.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Erfurt:, H. Bart, n.d. [circa 19th century].:

Seller ID: Z1222

Single sheets printed on both sides; No. 112 has a marginal tear. Fine.Rare. View more info

The four great eras in modern astronomy. A paper read at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and extracted from their proceedings at Indianapolis, Ind., August, 1871.

By: ENNIS, Jacob.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, John Wilson and Son, 1872.: 1872

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S6291

8vo. 21 pp. Original printed wrappers. Ex library notations on title. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on top cover. Very good. Houzeau & Lancaster, II, col. 38. View more info

The heavens. Translated by Dr. E. E. Fournier d'Albe.

By: FABER, J. H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London:, T. Fisher Unwin, (1924).: 1924

Seller ID: S0942

226 x 152 mm. 8vo. xvi, 336 pp. Frontis., 18 plates, 74 illus. Olive green cloth; rubbed. Very good. View more info

The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History.

By: FINOCCHIARO, Maurice A. (ed.).

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Los Angeles, London:, University of California, (1989).: 1989

Seller ID: BL1521

ISBN: 0520063600

First printing. 8vo. xvi, 382 pp. Index. Beige cloth, silver stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. Rare. ISBN: 0520063600 First Edition. View more info

Psychophysiological aspects of space flight.

By: FLAHERTY, Bernard E., editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York:, Columbia University Press, 1961.: 1961

Seller ID: S3571

8vo. x, 393 pp. Illus., index. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket edges worn, else very good. View more info

"On the transparency of the atmosphere and the law of extinction of the solar rays in passing through it." Extract from: The Philosophical Transactions, Part II for 1842.

By: FORBES, James David (1809-1868).

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, R. and J. E. Taylor, 1842.: 1842

Seller ID: S6301

4to. [ii], 225-273 pp. 5 figs., tables, 8 plates (5 folding). Dis-bound. Very good. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of James Forbes' study of the effects of the atmosphere on solar radiation. As early as 1830 Forbes had begun to investigate radiant heat phenomena without significant results. After learning of Melloni's successful detection of the refraction of thermal radiation, he visited Paris in 1833 to confirm Melloni's results, whereupon he requested Melloni to supervise the manufacture of a thermopile for use in his own investigations. With this instrument Forbes, in November 1834, discovered th... View more info

L'Astronome Bouvard discours prononce a l'ouverture de l'assemblee generale du 12 decembre 1886.

By: FORNI, Jules (1838-1901).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chambery,, 1888.: 1888

Seller ID: S11628

Photographic facsimile of the rare 1888 printing. 8vo. 58 ff. Maroon library buckram. Very good. View more info