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 NATURE. A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science. Volume XXXIX. November 1888-April 1889. London: Macillan, 1889. 4to xxxii+624pp. Black buckram. Cloth spotted and faded but a good sound copy. All the latest in science and geography for the period from the English-speaking world's most prestigious science journal. Contributions from Lockyer, Lankester, Hertz among hundreds of others; reports from Stanley in Africa and a review of Charles Dodgson's most recent book plus the report of a rebuttal from Dodgson in the following issue. Fascinating! $100.00

Alder, Ken THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS. The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World. NY: Free Pr., 2002. 8vo. x+422 pp. Illustrated. Paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $17.50

Bernal, J. D. THE EXTENSION OF MAN. A history of Physics before 1900. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1972). 8vo 317 pp. Illus from engravings and photographs; diagrams; maps. Blue boards. Lightly rubbed extremities else very good to near fine. $20.00

Bolin, Bert, ed. THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE SEA IN MOTION. Scientific contributions to the Rossley Memorial Volume N.Y.: Rockefeller Inst., 1959 Small 4to, 509 pp. Linen binding with leather spine label. Fine. $35.00

Bown, Stephen R. SIGHTSEERS AND SCHOLARS. Scientific Travellers in the Golden Age of Natural History. Toronto: Key Porter, 2002. Sm 4to. 256 pp. Illus from artwork maps and facsimile pages. Green boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Brunt, David THE COMBINATION OF OBSERVATIONS. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1931. 2nd edn. 8vo. x + 239 pp. Figures and tables in text. Green cloth. Two ink names from previous owners and an ink number on front free endpaper. Extremities lightly rubbed, else a very good copy in edgeworn dustwrapper with piece detatched, but present, from head of spine. $ 40.00

Cardwell, D. S. L. TURNING POINTS IN WESTERN TECHNOLOGY. A Study of Technology, Science and History. N.Y.: Science History Publications (1974) 2nd printing. 8vo xi+244 pp. Diagrams in text. Includes Notes, Bibliography and Index. Green cloth, very lightly rubbed, else fine in about fine dustwrapper with one short tear. $ 20.00

[Carnot]....Gillispie, Charles Coulston LAZARE CARNOT SAVANT. A Monograph treating Carnot's scientific work, with facsimile reproduction of his unpublished writings on mechanics and on the calculus and an essay concerning the latter by A.P.Youschevkevitch. Princeton University Press, 1971. 4to xi+359 pp. Blue cloth. Ink name and date on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in very good dustwrapper. $45.00

Clagett, Marshall GREEK SCIENCE IN ANTIQUITY. Salem, N.H.: Ayer (1985) Reprint of the 1955 edition. 8vo 217 pp. Illus from line drawings. Brown cloth. A fine copy without dustwrapper, as issued. $ 20.00

Commission of Conservation Canada. Committe on Fisheries, Game and Fur-Bearing Animals. CONSERVATION OF FISH, BIRDS AND GAME. Proceedings at a Meeting of the Committee, November 1 and 2, 1915. Toronto: Methodist Book and Publishing House, 1916. Lrg 8vo. 218 pp. 16 pp of illus from photos. Brown cloth. A good used copy. $25.00

Darwin, Charles. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt CHARLES DARWIN'S LETTERS. A Selection 1825-1859. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pr., 1996. 8vo. xxvi+249 pp. Portrait frontis. Genealogical table and map endpapers. Green boards. Bottom edge rubbed, a very good copy in like dustwrapper. $18.50

Darwin & Henslow. Barlow, Nora, edited by. DARWIN AND HENSLOW. The Growth of an Idea. Letters 1831-1860. London: Bentham-Moxton/Murray, 1967. 8vo. xii+251pp. 10 pp plates and fold out map at rear. Endpapers are facsimiles of Darwin's and Henslow's handwriting. Review copy with review slip pasted onto title page. Green cloth. Sunned at spine and top edge. Front dustwrapper panel pasted onto verso of front free endpaper. Owner's name stamp on edges, title page and recto of rear free endpaper. Interior clean and sound. $ 20.00

[de Lesseps] Beatty, Charles FERDINAND DE LESSEPS. A Biographical Study. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode (1956). 8vo 334 pp. Frontis portrait. Red cloth. Good sound copy with sunned spine and some sunning to boards. $ 25.00

De Ment, Jack and H. C. Dake URANIUM AND ATOMIC POWER. With an appendix on the Atomic Bomb. Brooklyn: Chemical Publishing Co., 1945. 8vo. x + 343 pp. Red cloth. A little soiled, else a good tight copy. $ 20.00

Dirac, P.A.M. DIRECTIONS IN PHYSICS. Lectures Delivered During a Visit to Australia and New Zealand. August/September 1975. NY: John Wiley, 1978. 8vo. ix+95 pp. Brown boards. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ 35.00

Eddington, Arthur S. Four Papers: "A Symmetrical Treatment of the Wave Equation" (1928); "The Charge of an Electron" (1928); "The Interaction of Electric Charges" (1930); "The Properties of Wave Tensors" Photocopies of Royal Society Proceedings Vol.CXXI pp 524-542; Vol CXXII pp 358-369; Vol CXXVI pp 696-728; Vol CXXXIII pp 311-324. Some rust around staples and top sheet of first paper a bit sunned, else very good, clean copies. $ 30.00

[Einstein] Brian, Denis EINSTEIN. A Life NY: Wiley, 1996. 8vo. xiv+509 pp. Illus from photos. Black boards. Bottom corner bumped, else near fine in like dustwrapper with tear to top corner of back panel. $18.50

[Einstein] Hoffmann, Banesh with the collaboration of Helen Dukas. ALBERT EINSTEIN. Creator and Rebel. NY: Viking, 1972. BMC. 8vo. xvi+272 pp. Illus throughout. Blue cloth. Very good in like dustwrapper. $ 18.50

Gleick, James CHAOS. Making a New Science. NY: Viking, 1988. 9th printing. 8vo. xi+353 pp. Illus. Black cloth spine and paper boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. $17.50

Gould, Stephen Jay QUESTIONING THE MILLENNIUM. A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown. NY: Harmony Books, (1997). 1st Edn. Cr. 8vo. 190 pp. Illus. Paper boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $12.50

Hanson, Norwood Russell PATTERNS OF DISCOVERY. An Inquiry into the Conceptual Foundations of Science. Cambridge: University Press, 1958. 8vo ix+241 pp. Illus from photo, drawings & diagrams in text. Blue-green cloth. Minor rubbing else fine in near fine dustwrapper with tiny abrasion on spine. $ 30.00

Harvey, William THE ANATOMICAL EXERCISES OF DR. WILLIAM HARVEY. De Moto Cordis 1628: De Circulatione Sanguinis 1649: The first English text of 1653 now newly edited by Geoffrey Keynes. London: The Nonesuch Press [1928] 8vo xvi+202+[6]. Engraved inset Nonesuch #51. One of an edition of 1450 copies. Top edge gilt. Bound in full niger morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering and lines on covers. Apparently one of the few copies that were flexibly sewn (see Dreyfus HISTORY OF THE NONESUCH PRESS p. 204). Printed in Holland on Dutch paper with Fleischman & van Dijck types. Uncut and unopened. Light rubbing to spine tips and corners. Foredge and free endpapers margins darkened. Some light wear to boads. A very good handsome copy. $300.00

Heisenberg, Werner. Über quantentheoretische Kinematik und Mechanik. Photocopy of article in "Mathematishce Annalen" Vol 95 (1925-26) pp. 683-705. Fine. $ 12.50

Herschel, Sir John F. W. OUTLINES OF ASTRONOMY. London: Longman et al, 1850. 3rd edition. 8vo xvi+661+ five plates from engravings of astronomical features and one foldout diagram at rear. Contemporary full leather binding, gilt lines and richly gilt decorated spine. Rebacked with original spine laid down. All edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Foxing to prelims and plates at rear. A very nice copy. $ 275.00

[Hubble] Christianson, Gale E. EDWIN HUBBLE. Mariner of the Nebulae. N.Y.: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (1995) 2nd printing. 8vo x+420 pp. Illus from photos. Black boards. Fine in about fine dustwrapper. $ 20.00

[Hurter]...Ferguson, W. B., ed. Ferdinand Hurter and Vero C. Driffield. THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RESEARCHES OF FERDINAND HURTER & VERO C. DRIFFIELD. Dobbs Ferry: Morgan & Morgan, (1974). First facsimile edition of The Royal Photographic Society edition, 1920. Sm. 4to. xii+374, Illus from photos, drawings and tables. Brown cloth. Top corner bumped. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ 35.00

Huxley, Thomas Henry. Edited by Alan P. Barr. THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY'S PLACE IN SCIENCE AND LETTERS. Centenary Essays. Athens: University of Georgia Pr.,1997. 8vo. xiii+353 pp. Figures. Blue cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Huxley, T. H. & Julian TOUCHSTONE FOR ETHICS. 1893-1943. N.Y. & London: Harper (1947) 1st edition. 8vo viii+257. Ink name on front free endpaper and one corner bumped. Very good in edgeworn dustwrapper internally mended with tape. Reproduces the Romanes Lectures given by T.H. in 1893 and by Julian in 1943 on the subject of Evolution and Ethics , together with some other essays by Julian on the same subject. $ 35.00

Ingalls, Albert G., editor. AMATEUR TELESCOPE MAKING. Book One, Book Two & Book Three. NY: Scientific American, 1972,1976 &1977. 3 vols. 8vo. xii+510; viii+650 & viii+646 pp. Illus throughout from figures and photos. Red cloth; lettering gilt. Book plates on front pastedowns and some corners lightly bumped, else a nice bright clean set in very good dustwrappers. C$75.00

Jarrell, Richard A. THE COLD LIGHT OF DAWN: A History of Canadian Astronomy. Toronto: University of Toronto Pr., (1988). 8vo. xi+251 pp. Illus from photos. Blue cloth. About fine in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Jeans, Sir James. THE GROWTH OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE. Cambridge: University Pr., 1951. 2nd edn. Cr. 8vo. x + 364 + 14 pp. of illus. from photos, drawings & manuscripts; frontis. Figures in text. Red cloth; gilt spine lettering. Name stamp on front paste down; two pages with red marker in margin. General shelf wear, a very good copy. $20.00

Jordan, Pascual ZUR AXIOMATIK DER QUANTEN-ALGEBRA. Photocopy from Abhandlungen der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse, Jahrgang 1950 - Nr. 5. pp 125 - 131. Marginal crease on alternate pages, else fine. $ 12.50

Jordan, Pascual. Zur Theorie der Cayley-Größen. Offprint from Abhandlungen der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse, Jahrgang 1950, No. 1. 8vo 7pp sewn into printed blue wrappers. Fine. $ 17.50

Keith, Thomas AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PLANE AND SPHERICAL TRIGONOMETRY, AND THE STEREOGRAPHIC PROJECTION OF THE SPHERE; INCLUDING THE THEORY OF NAVIGATION: Comprehending A Variety of Rules, Formulae, &c. with their Practical Application to the Mensuration of Heights and Distances; to determining the Latitude by two Altitudes of the Sun, the Longitude by the Lunar Observations, and to other important Problems on the Sphere, and in Nautical Astronomy. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row; and for the Author., 1816. The Third edition, Corrected and Improved. 8vo. xxvii + [1] + 436 pp. + 5 fold out plates. Illus. from figures and tables. Modern rebinding in period style with grey paper boards. Hand lettered spine. Some foxing throughout. Ink name on front pastedown. A very nice sound copy. $200.00

Lasserre, Francois THE BIRTH OF MATHEMATICS IN THE AGE OF PLATO. Larchmont: American Research Council, (1964). Cr. 8vo. 191 pp. Figures in text. Mustard coloured cloth. Ink name, date and small date stamp on front free endpaper. Dustwrapper flap pasted to rear free endpaper, else a very good copy. 20.00

[Lovell] Saward, Dudley BERNARD LOVELL. A. Biography London: Robert Hale (1984) 8vo 320 pp illus from photos, some drawing in text. Black boards. Fine in like d/w. $22.50

Mackenzie, Sir James. PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IN HEART AFFECTIONS. London: Oxford, 1916. Second impression. 8vo. viii+264 pp. Figures in text. Oxford Medical Publications. Red cloth. Damp stain to back board, not permeating text, else very good. $18.50

Marvin, F. S., ed SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION. Essays Arranged and Edited by F. S. Marvin. Oxford: O.U.P., 1923 8vo 350 pp. Olive cloth. Rubber stamped name on front and rear pastedowns; a good sound copy with wear to cloth especially at head of spine but bright, partially unopened interior. Includes essays by A..N. Whitehead, Julian Huxley, Charles Singer , et al. $25.00

Massey, Sir Harrie THE NEW AGE IN PHYSICS. N.Y.: Harper (1960) 8vo 342 pp. Illus from photos, diagrams, tables. Colour frontis. Brown cloth. About fine in dustwrapper which is rubbed at extremities. $ 15.00

Nicholson, H. Alleyne THE ANCIENT LIFE-HISTORY OF THE EARTH. A Comprehensive Outline of the Principles and Leading Facts of Palaeontological Science. N.Y.: Appleton, 1897. 8vo xviii+407 pp. Illus with 270 engravings in text; diagrams. Three quarter leather and marbled paper boards, top edge and lettering gilt. Ink name on front pastedown. Spine and extremities rubbed with 1/8" piece missing from head of spine. Very good else with some pages still unopened. $ 65.00

Penfield, Wilder SECOND THOUGHTS. Science, the Arts and the Spirit. With a French-Canadian Epilogue. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart (1970) 1st edn. 8vo ix+158 pp. Beige cloth. Top corners bruised and small spot on foredge; else about fine in like dustwrapper a touch rubbed at extremities. $ 35.00

Romanes, George John THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF GEORGE JOHN ROMANES. Written and Edited by His Wife. London: Longmans, Green, 1896. Second edition [1st 1895]. 8vo x+391 pp. + 32 p. catalogue bound in. Frontis photogravure portrait and illus from photographs. Green cloth. Name plate and author's presentation plate on front pastedown. Glue cracked at spine but stitching and binding firm. Cloth rubbed and spine tips worn but a good sound copy with bright interior. $ 100.00

Sarton, George THE LIFE OF SCIENCE. Essays in the History of Civilization. NY: Schuman, (1948). 8vo. x+197 pp. Decorated paper boards. A little used, still very good. $ 17.50

Shapley, Harlow OF STARS AND MEN. The Human Response to An Expanding University London: Elek (1958) 8vo vii+145 pp. Blue boards. Ink name on front free endpaper, some fading to spine and borders, else a very good copy. $ 25.00 Simpson, George Gaylord SIMPLE CURIOSITY. Letters from George Gaylord Simpson to His Family, 1921-1970. Edited by Leo F. Laporte. Berkeley: University of California Pr., (1987). Royal 8vo. x + 340 pp. Illus. from portraits, drawings; manuscript page endpapers. Brick coloured cloth. Fine in near fine dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Snow, C.P. THE PHYSICISTS. Intro. by William Cooper. Boston: Little, Brown, (1981). 4to. 192 pp. Many illus. from photos; diagrams. Black boards. Three lines scored on one page. Else about fine in d/w. some edgewear and 1/2 " tear to rear panel. $ 25.00

Teresi, Dick LOST DISCOVERIES. The Ancient Roots of Modern Science-from the Babylonians to the Maya. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002. 4th ptg. 8vo. vii+453 pp. Paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Tory, H. M., ed. A HISTORY OF SCIENCE IN CANADA. Toronto: Ryerson (1939) 8vo vi+152 pp. Illus from photos. Green cloth. Small name sticker on front pastedown and ink name on front free endpaper; spine tips and corners a trifle worn, else a very good copy. $ 20.00

Tyndall, John THE FORMS OF WATER. In cloud & rivers, ice & glaciers. N.Y.: Appleton, 1874. Reprint 8vo xiv+192+30 p catalogue at rear. 35 illus from engravings. Portrait frontis. Red decorated cloth, spine lettering gilt. Inscription on front pastedown, a few damp stains on front cover, extremities rubbed. A good sound copy. $ 20.00

Wightman, William THE GROWTH OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS. New Haven: Yale University Pr., 1953. 8vo. x + 495 pp. Illus. from figures and early art work. Red cloth. Small name stamp inked out on front free endpaper and rear pastedown. One remains on title page and on page 299. Endpapers browning a bit and top edge lightly foxed; else a good to very good, tight copy. $ 20.00

Williams, George C. ADAPTATION AND NATURAL SELECTION. A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought. Princeton: Princeton University Pr., 1966. 8vo. x+307pp. Figures in text. Blue cloth. Ink name stamp, else very good in lightly worn dustjacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page. $20.00