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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century. [with:] A Supplement to Allibone's Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors by John Foster Kirk.

By: ALLIBONE, S. Austin; KIRK, John Foster.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, J.B. Lippincott, (1886-98).: 1886

Seller ID: BL2450


5 volumes. Large 8vo. Indexes. Green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; extremities rubbed, some volumes water-stained, some hinges cracked, but still strong. Bookplates of the Burndy Library. Very good. A valuable annotated biographical dictionary. View more info

Des Herrn Benjamin Franklins Esq. Briefe von der Electricitat. Aus dem Englandischen Ubersetzet Nebst Anmerkungen von J. C. Wilcke.

By: FRANKLIN, Benjamin.

Price: $1,685.00

Publisher: Leipzig:, Gottfried Kiesewetter, 1758.: 1758

Seller ID: S8278


8vo. [26], 354 pp. Engraved frontis., engraved title vignette, engraved initials, engraved head & tail pieces; foxed. Original red leather spine, boards, early ms. on spine; extremities rubbed. Early bookplates of Albert Friedrich May, & Lt. Col. May. Very good. RARE. FIRST GERMAN EDITION. "Franklin's most important scientific publication." Norman 830 (first English edition). A vital work that represents a historic publication in the literature of electricity. &... View more info

Geschichte der Anorganischen Naturwissenschaften im Neunzehnten Jahrhundert.

By: GUNTHER, Siegmund.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Berlin:, Georg Bondi, 1901.: 1901

Seller ID: S8571


Thick 8vo. xix, 984 pp. 16 fine portrait plates, index. Original gilt stamped maroon cloth, gilt spine; spine ends & corners a bit worn, inner hinge cracked. Very good. SCARCE. Includes portraits of Helmholtz, Bessel, Gauss, Faraday, Liebig, Bunsen, etc. View more info

Gli Scienziati Italiani dall'inizio del Medio evo al Nostri Giorni. Repertorio Biobibliografico Diretto da Aldo Mieli, Volume 1 – Parte 1 [+ Parte II].

By: MIELI, Aldo.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Roma:, Dott. Attilio Nardecchia Editore, 1921, 1923.: 1921

Seller ID: S12855


2 vols. 285 x 196 mm. 8vo. viii, 234, [2]; [2], 235-464, [1] pp. Fig., index. Original printed wrappers; extremities with some minor discoloration. Very good. Includes the sections on Luca Ghini, Leonardo Fibonacci, Antonio Cocchi, Vannoccio Biringuccio, Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, Antonio Piccone, Giuseppe Maria Saverio Bertini, Domenico Cotugno, Francesco Acri, Galileo, Evangelista Torricelli, Michele Rosa, Pierandrea Mattioli, Timoteo Bertelli, Vitaliano Donati, ... View more info

Life, Letters, and Journals of George Ticknor. Eighth edition.

By: TICKNOR, George (1791-1871).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston:, James R. Osgood, 1877.: 1877

Seller ID: RH1551


2 volumes. 8vo. viii, 524; vi, 533 pp. 2 frontispieces, engraved plate, indexes; photographic frontis. stained. Original mauve blind and gilt-stamped cloth; inner hinges torn, tender, spine ends very worn. Good. One of the plates depicts Ticknor's personal library room in Boston. View more info

Benjamin Franklin: His Life as He Wrote It.

By: WRIGHT, Esmond (ed.).

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA:, Harvard University Press, (1989).: 1989

Seller ID: BL1917

ISBN: 0674066545


Second printing. Tall 8vo. x, 297 pp. Frontis., illustrations, index. Maroon cloth, gilt-stamped black spine label. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0674066545 View more info

Matthew Boulton.

By: [BOULTON, Matthew] DICKINSON, H. W.

Price: $130.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, 1937.: 1937

Seller ID: S8488


First edition. 8vo. xiv, 218 pp. Frontis., 14 plates, illus., index, errata slip; first & last few leaves lightly foxed. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket extremities rubbed. Very good. First Edition. View more info

The Life of Charles Dickens. With 500 portraits, facsimiles and other illustrations. Collected, arranged, and annotated by B.W. Matz.

By: [DICKENS] John FORSTER.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London:, Chapman and Hall, 1911.: 1911

Seller ID: LV1978


2 volumes. Memorial edition. 8vo. xxxiv, 481, [1]; xxvi, 514, [1] pp. 2 frontispieces, numerous plates, index. Original blue blind and gilt-stamped cloth, with Forster's and Dickens' initials in gilt to top boards, t.e.g. Very good. View more info

Pioneer of modern medicine. David Linn Edsall of Harvard. Foreword by Paul Dudley White.

By: [EDSALL] AUB, Joseph C. & Ruth K. HAPGOOD.

Price: $23.34

Publisher: [Cambridge]:, Harvard Medical Alumni Association, 1970.: 1970

Seller ID: M2562


241 x 164 mm. 8vo. xi, 384 pp. 17 photographic figs. on plates, bibliog. of Edsall's published writings, index. Maroon cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. View more info

Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin.

By: [FRANKLIN Benjamin, 1706-1790] HOLLEY, O. L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cincinnati:, United States Book and Bible co., 1879.: 1879

Seller ID: S8279


8vo. 468, [ads.] 10 pp. 2 frontis. engravings of Franklin harnessing lightning, engraved plates. Original black stamped decorative brown cloth, gilt spine; spine ends rubbed, small perforated stamp on title. Institutional bookplate & rubber stamp. Ownership rubber stamps (2) of Samuel Grant Oliphant (1864-1936). Very good. View more info

Freud, Biologist of the Mind; Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend.

By: [FREUD] Frank J. SULLOWAY.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York:, Basic Books, (1979).: 1979

Seller ID: BL3828

ISBN: 0465025595


First edition. 8vo. xxvi, 612 pp. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket worn, fore-edges soiled. Good +. ISBN: 0465025595 First Edition. View more info

Freud: Struttura della metapsicologia.

By: [FREUD] Vincenzo CAPPELLETTI.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: [Roma, Bari]:, Editori Laterza, 1973.:

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S12844


Series: Biblioteca di cultura moderna, 746. 8vo. 187. [5] pp. Printed wrappers. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ROGER HAHN. View more info

Josiah Willard Gibbs. The History of a Great Mind. . . With a foreword by A. Whitney Griswold. . .

By: [GIBBS, Josiah Willard] WHEELER, Lunde Phelps.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New Haven and London:, Yale University Press, 1962.: 1962

Seller ID: S8871


Revised edition. Small 8vo. xiii, [4], 270, [ads. 3] pp. Frontispiece portrait, 16 illus. bibliog.. index. Brown cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket. Very good. View more info

Hermann von Helmholtz.

By: [HELMHOLTZ] KOENIGSBERGER, Leo (1837-1921).

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Braunschweig:, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1902-1903.: 1902

Seller ID: S6947


Three volumes. 8vo. xi, [1], 375; xiv, [2], 383; ix, [1], 142 pp. 3 frontis. ports., 6 plates, 3 pages of facsimile autograph. Original printed wrappers laid in boards with printed paper spine and top cover labels and ties; boards worn. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the best biography of Helmholtz to date. First Edition. View more info

J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life . . . With Supplemental Material by Robert P. Crease.

By: [OPPENHEIMER, J. Robert] PAIS, Abraham.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oxford:, Oxford University Press, 2006.: 2006

Seller ID: S8373

ISBN: 0195166736


8vo. xxii, 353 pp. Photos, index. Boards, dust-jacket. NEW. FIRST EDITION. Illuminating biography of the charismatic physicist who worked on the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos. This work reevaluates the events of Oppenheimer's life. ISBN: 0195166736. First Edition. View more info

Max Planck in seinen Adademie-Ansprachen. Erinnerungsschrift der Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.

By: [PLANCK]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Berlin:, Akademie-Verlag, 1948.: 1948

Seller ID: S6987


8vo. [vi], 204 pp. Frontis. port. of Plank tipped in, 10 pages of facsimile autograph letters, bibliog. of Planck's writings; paper browned and brittle. Original printed wrappers; spine ends bumped. Very good. View more info