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  • ILES, George, 1852-1942
    INVENTORS AT WORK. With chapters on discovery

    New York: Doubleday, Page, 1907. Second (?) printing (first was in 1906). Green cloth. pp (xxiv), 503, [3] + frontispiece portrait of Alexander Graham Bell, with tissue guard and many other plates and text illustrations. Light foxing to endpapers and tissue guard, yellowing to page edges, four word rubber stamp to blank recto of frontispiece, small rubber stamped date on front free endpaper; else a fine, bright copy. Iles was a Canadian. This title not in Watters, but others by him are. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39828
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  • Sheets-Pyenson, Susan
    John William Dawson: Faith, Hope and Science

    Edition: First printing

    Montreal & Kingston: McGill - Queens University Press, 1996. Octavo, black cloth. pp (22), 274. Photos, notes, index. Fine in fine jacket. Biography of J.W. Dawson, 1820-99, the great Canadian geologist, principal of McGill for forty years, tireless promoter of science in Canada.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45533
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  • TURNER, William, c1508-68
    LIBELLUS DE RE HERBARIA 1538. THE NAMES OF HERBES 1548. Facsimiles with introductory matter by James Britten, D. Dayton Jackson, & W. T. Stearn

    Edition: First edition.

    London: The Ray Society, 1965. Octavo, dark blue cloth. pp (x), (277). Small private owner name rubber stamped on front free endpaper; book has a musty odour (will disappear over time), but no damp stains; else fine. Dust jacket has edge nicks, VG. Reprints "the first two printed books relating to the British flora which have any claim to originality." Turner, a clergyman, physician, herbalist, and naturalist "has long been honoured as the 'father of British botany' ".

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35222
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  • L'IMPRESSION DES TISSUS DE COTON: blanchiment, impression, teinture. Traduit de l'Anglais par J.-A. Montpellier...Atlas by SANSONE, Antonio
    SANSONE, Antonio
    L'IMPRESSION DES TISSUS DE COTON: blanchiment, impression, teinture. Traduit de l'Anglais par J.-A. Montpellier...Atlas

    Manchester / London / Paris: Abel Heywood / Simpkin Marshal / Georges Carré, 1889. Octavo, dark brown cloth decorated in dark green, gilt lettered. pp 38 plates (about half folding) of machinery + 11 plates with 56 colour printed cotton samples pasted in. Slight dust darkening to some blank margins; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; spine very lightly sunned; slight wear to about an inch of the fore edge of the front cover; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names, the cloth samples bright. Volume 2 only (the plates, or Atlas, volume) of a two volume work, published in English in 1887 as The Printing of Cotton Fabrics, Comprising Calico Bleaching, Printing, and Dyeing.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39974
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  • BUTLER, Samuel (Charles Darwin)
    LUCK, OR CUNNING, as the main means of organic modification? An attempt to throw additional light upon Darwin's theory of natural selection

    London: Fifield, 1920. Second edition, re-set, with the author's corrections and additions to index. Octavo, blue cloth. pp 282, (2, ads). Light damp spotting to front and rear cover; yellowing and light foxing to endpapers; yellowing to page edges; rubber stamped private owner name at front, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33486
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  • William Dawson & Sons
    MEDICINE AND SCIENCE: a bibliographical catalogue of historical and rare books from the 15th to the 20th century. Catalogue no. 91

    London: Wm. Dawson & Sons, no date (1956). Card covers. pp 610, (4, ads) + 68 plates on 34 leaves, some illustrations in text. Covers have been laminated; just a few red ink notes in text margins; VG otherwise. An extensive and useful reference by a distinguished antiquarian bookseller. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 51106
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  • Casti, John L.; Karlqvist, Anders, editors
    Mission To Abisko: Stories and Myths In The Creation Of Scientific "Truth"

    Edition: First printing

    Reading, MA: Perseus, 1998. pp (x), 194. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46930
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  • MULTHAUF, Robert P.
    NEPTUNE'S GIFT. A History of Common Salt.

    Edition: First edition.

    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978. xviii, (326)] pp, index, 88 illustrations (numerous maps), blue cloth. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket is rubbed on spine and front panel, good. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 20867
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  • REDI, Francesco, 1626-98
    OPERE DI FRANCESCO REDI e Accadedmico della Crusca. Seconda Edizione Napoletana corrette e migliorata ( VOLUME ONE ONLY) (ESPERIENZE INTORNO ALL GENERAZIONE DE GL' INSETTI)

    Michele Stasi, 1778. Second Napoli edition, corrected and enlarged. VOLUME ONE ONLY (of 7). Octavo. pp 3 p.l., iii-viii, 1-180 + frontispice portrait + folding plate at page 8 (medallions) + 16 folding plates (mostly of insects). Decorated title page, vignette head piece, decorated initial. Bound in contemporary parchment, spine gilt lettered with label, sprinkled page edges, bound-in ribbon marker. Minor soiling to covers; folded frontispiece has nicks and browning at the fore edge (not affecting the image); small dark oval rubber stamp to a blank area of the title page; occasional light foxing and minute pencil marginalia in text; in all a nice copy, clean, tight in the binding, all the folding plates clean, unworn, with untrimmed bottom…

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    Michele Stasi, 1778. Second Napoli edition, corrected and enlarged. VOLUME ONE ONLY (of 7). Octavo. pp 3 p.l., iii-viii, 1-180 + frontispice portrait + folding plate at page 8 (medallions) + 16 folding plates (mostly of insects). Decorated title page, vignette head piece, decorated initial. Bound in contemporary parchment, spine gilt lettered with label, sprinkled page edges, bound-in ribbon marker. Minor soiling to covers; folded frontispiece has nicks and browning at the fore edge (not affecting the image); small dark oval rubber stamp to a blank area of the title page; occasional light foxing and minute pencil marginalia in text; in all a nice copy, clean, tight in the binding, all the folding plates clean, unworn, with untrimmed bottom edges. Text is in Italian. This volume includes a life of Redi by Salvino Salvini (pp 1-28), ESPERIENZE INTORNO ALL GENERAZIONE DE GL' INSETTI (pp 29-142), OSSERVAZIONI INTORNO A'PELLICELLI DEL CORPO UMANO (pp143-46), additions and corrections, (pp 149-63), plus a Tavola of the plates, and an index. The first work, first published in Florence in 1668, is one of the most important books in the history of science (Horblitt 100 Books Famous in Science, #88). With it, he disproved the theory of the spontaneous generation of insects. Redi was a distinguished Italian naturalist and poet.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34181
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  • STANLEY, G.F.G., editor
    PIONEERS OF CANADIAN SCIENCE. Symposium presented to the Royal Society of Canada in 1964.

    Edition: First edition.

    University of Toronto Press, 1966. (xiv), 146 pp, red cloth stamped in gilt. Previous owner's name on front pastedown, very light rubbing to corners and spine tips, otherwise fine. Dust jacket with minor edge chips and small closed tears, light surface rubbing increasing at flap folds and spine, else very good. Articles in English and French on L'Abbé Léon Provancher, George Lawson, Rev. Dr. James Bovell, J.W. Dawson, and more. Number 9 in the Royal Society of Canada's "Studia Varia" series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 20897
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  • BROWN, R.J.E., editor
    PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST CANADIAN CONFERENCE ON PERMAFROST, 17 and 18 April 1962. Technical Memorandum No. 76. [With] A REVIEW OF PERMAFROST INVESTIGATIONS IN CANADA. Technical Paper No. 146 of the Division of Building Research

    Edition: First edition.

    Ottawa: National Research Council of Canada Associate Committee on Soil and Snow Mechanics, January, 1963. Quarto, grey printed card covers, navy blue cloth spine, stapled binding, pp. 231 + 9 (Appendix), richly illustrated throughout with maps, charts, graphs, and black & white photos. Light fraying to spine ends with a 1 cm tear at both head & heel, staple puncture at top edge of upper cover, else a very good, clean, tight copy. Loosely inserted is A REVIEW OF PERMAFROST INVESTIGATIONS IN CANADA by R.J.E. Brown. Published in Ottawa, December 1962. Reprinted from The Canadian Geographer vol. VI, nos. 3-4, pp. 162-165. Cream printed wrappers, stapled binding, Fine, clean copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 29391
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  • RADIUM and other radio-active elements. A popular account treated experimentally by LEVY, Leonard A. and Herbert G. Willis
    LEVY, Leonard A. and Herbert G. Willis
    RADIUM and other radio-active elements. A popular account treated experimentally

    Edition: Fiist edition

    London: Percival Marshall, no date (1904). Octavo, maroon cloth gilt lettered. pp 105, (7) + 20 plates. Numerous text illustrations. Slight rubbing to spine ends, offset yellowing to enpapers, else a fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names. Popular science, an early book on the subject. The Curies only discovered radium in 1898.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36980
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  • QUAM, (Louis O. and Horace D. Porter, editors).
    RESEARCH IN THE ANTARCTIC. A Symposium Presented at the Dallas Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science - December, 1968.

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C: AAAS, 1971. Green cloth. (xvi), 768 pp. Numerous photos and diagrams in text, one large folding map inserted. Laid in is the often lacking large (52 x 48 inches) colour folding wall map of Antarctica. Rubber stamp to front and rear free endpapers of a Canadian company library; bit of foxing to page edges; else a VG unworn copy. Dust jacket is used, with some sunning to upper spine; nicks, small chips; large creased tears to lower inner corner of rear panel and across spine internally tape repaired; just good. "This is the first single-volume report of the extensive scientific research conducted in the Antarctic since the International Geophysical Year and the global significance of those efforts." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 12749
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  • McManus, Chris
    Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures

    Edition: First printing

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002. Brown cloth. pp (xx), 412. Illustrated, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46932
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  • Maddox, Brenda
    Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

    New York: HarperCollins. c2002. Third printing. Octavo, pp (xx), 380 + photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47185
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  • Jarrell, Richard A. and Norman R. Ball, editors
    Science, technology, and Canadian history. Les sciences, la technologie et l'histoire canadienne : the first Conference on the study of the history of Canadian science and technology. Kingston, Ontario

    Edition: First Edition

    Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1980. Octavo, card covers. pp (xviii), 246. Spine has nicks and rubbing to ends, corner crease to front cover, VG otherwise. Text in English and French.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45591
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  • WALD, (Abraham).
    SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS.

    New York: Wiley, 1948. Seconnd printing (first was in 1947). Octavo, navy cloth. xii, 212 pp. Ink name and date to front free endpaper; yellowing to page edges and endpapers; near fine jacketless copy otherwise, no marks in text, of this historically quite important s tatistics text in which Wald, a Viennese mathematician who fled the Nazis, developes his new technique of sequential analysis.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 15471
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  • THOMPSON, Jane Smeal and Helen G. Thompson (Silvanus Phillips Thompson)
    SILVANUS PHILLIPS THOMPSON: his life and letters

    Edition: First printing

    London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1920. Red cloth, top edges red. pp [2], (x), 372 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 11 other plates. Appendix (list of honours, list of printed books, address and periodical contributions), Index. Fingernail-size chip at head of very lightly sunned spine with loss of four letters; yellowing and foxing to page edges; foxing to the tissue guard; one inch split to rear inner hinge; else a VG tight and unworn copy, contents clean. "Silvanus Phillips Thompson FRS (19 June 1851 - 12 June 1916) was a professor of physics at the City and Guilds Technical College in Finsbury, England. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1891 and was known for his work…

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    London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1920. Red cloth, top edges red. pp [2], (x), 372 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 11 other plates. Appendix (list of honours, list of printed books, address and periodical contributions), Index. Fingernail-size chip at head of very lightly sunned spine with loss of four letters; yellowing and foxing to page edges; foxing to the tissue guard; one inch split to rear inner hinge; else a VG tight and unworn copy, contents clean. "Silvanus Phillips Thompson FRS (19 June 1851 - 12 June 1916) was a professor of physics at the City and Guilds Technical College in Finsbury, England. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1891 and was known for his work as an electrical engineer and as an author. Thompson's most enduring publication is his 1910 text Calculus Made Easy, which teaches the fundamentals of infinitesimal calculus, and is still in print. Thompson also wrote a popular physics text, Elementary Lessons in Electricity and Magnetism, as well as biographies of Lord Kelvin and Michael Faraday." - Wikipedia. Technical education, light and optics, and electromagnetism were major interests. He made an important contribution to the working of the submarine telegraphic cable and gave the first public demonstration of the newly discovered X-rays. He was also an active Quaker

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49361
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  • Aris, Rutherford, H. Ted Davis, Roger H. Stuewer, editors
    Springs of Scientific Creativity: Essays on Founders of Modern Science

    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984. Red cloth, pp 342. Fine, jacketless copy, no owner marks.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47335
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  • ROZYCKI, Stefan Zbigniew
    STREFOWOSC RZEZBY I ZJAWISKA PERYGLACJALNE NA ZIEMI TORELLA (SPITSBERGEN).

    Lodz, Poland: Biuletyn Peryglacjalny, 1957. Offprint from issue number 5. Octavo, (51)-339 pp, stapled, in buff printed paper covers. Photos in text, folding map at rear.. Tears to spine repaired; soft crease to lower outer corner throughout; VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author at top margin of first page "Sir James Wardie C.B.E. with expressions of deepest regard from the Author. 20.5.58". Text entirely in Polish. Front cover also has a French title ZONE DU MODELÉ ET PHÉNOMÈNES PÉRIGLACIAIRES DE LA TERRE DE TORELL (SPITSBERGEN). Scientific study of glaciers in Spitsbergen, the Arctic archipelago in the Norwegian Sea that is about 60 per cent covered with glaciers.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover.

    Book ID: 22202
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