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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. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 51106
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  • COLODNY, Robert G., editor
    MIND AND COSMOS: essays in contemporary science and philosophy

    Edition: First printing

    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburg Press, 1966. Black cloth. pp xviii, 362. Small soft corner bump to front cover, else fine in VG jacket. Eight lectures given in 1963-1964 by Herbert Simon, Dudley Shapere, Sylvain Bromberger, Carl Hempel, Wesley Salmon, Joseph Clark, Thomas Gold and Henry Margenau ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53610
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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. 0738200026

    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.; Quarto 0801819555.

    Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket

    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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    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.; Octavo.

    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.

    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.

    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."…

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    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. ; Octavo

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    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. 0297645978

    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. 0060184078

    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.

    Book ID: 45591
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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; Octavo

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    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.; Octavo 0816610878

    Book ID: 47335
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  • DINSDALE, Alfred
    TELEVISION

    Edition: First printing

    London: Pitman, 1926. 12mo, buff boards printed in black. pp 62. 12 photos & illustrations in text. Spine a little darkened, lightly rubbed, with a very small chip at foot; covers lightly dust soiled; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. THE FIRST BOOK IN ENGLISH ON TELEVISION.

    Book ID: 38451
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  • Jay Ingram
    The Barmaid's Brain: And Other Strange Tales from Science

    Toronto: Viking, c1998. Second printing. pp (xiv), 271, [3]. Illustrations. Very small soft corner crease to first few leaves, else a fine copy. Jacket has a small corner crease to front flap, else fine. Most interesting essays on some oddities of general science. 067087146x

    Book ID: 46887
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  • BORDEN, Mrs. John
    THE CRUISE OF THE NORTHERN LIGHT: Explorations and Hunting in the Alaskan and Siberian Arctic. In which the Sea-Scouts have a great adventure

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1928. Octavo, black cloth gilt, endpaper maps. pp (2), (xvi), 317. Many photos in text. Yellowing to page edges; soft bumps to outer corners of covers; else a fine, bright & tight copy, no owner names, no flaking to the cover gilt. An expedition through the Bering Stait to Port Hope and Wrangel Island. Borden Field Museum 1927 Alaska Arctic Expedition, endorsed by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. In search of brown bears, polar bears, walrus, and seals. AB 1978. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Book ID: 31428
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  • SCHMIDT, Oscar (1823-86)
    THE DOCTRINE OF DESCENT AND DARWINISM

    New York: Appleton, 1897. Octavo, publisher's half leather and marbled boards, top edges gilt. pp (x), 335, [3]. 26 woodcut illustrations in text. Spine a bit darkened but gilt lettering bright, two small tan spots to lower outer corner of front free endpaper; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Eduard Oscar Schmidt was a German zoologist and psychologist who was an early proponent of Darwinism. 23x18x4 cm

    Book ID: 41137
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  • Gould, Stephen Jay
    The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harmony, 2003. Cloth & boards. pp xiv, 273. Illustrated. Fine in fine jacket. 0609601407

    Book ID: 47102
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  • Homer-Dixon, Thomas
    The Ingenuity Gap : How Can We Solve the Problems of the Future?

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2000. pp (xii), 480. Index, notes, illustrations. Fine in fine jacket. 0676971482

    Book ID: 46256
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