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    • UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1925
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Errata leaf in each volume. Original blue cloth, exteriors faintly rubbed and spine of first volume a bit shaken, still an excellent set in an open-end box. Volumes 1 and 2 with Whitehead's presentation note on the first blank, "S.M.W. from A.N.W." and the bookplate of South-west Essex Technical College and School of Art Library. First edition of all three volumes, and extremely scarce. John Slater, in his introduction to Bertrand Russell (ABMR, Jan. 1988), notes that less than fifty copies now survive in private hands. The greatest single contribution to logic to appear in th... Lisez plus
    • LOS ANGELES: XTH OLYMPIADE COMMITTEE; H. F. & PH. F. REEMTSMA, 1932
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    • Description: FIRST EDITIONS I: Wrappers, bound with a picture of a white male athlete (very Aryan) against a blue background, and has the date printed at the bottom right. II: Colored photographic frontispiece, numerous photographs throughout. Original publisher's decorated cloth. III: With a folding chart, 10 full-page photographic illustrations, and 196 original photographs (76 in color) tipped in. Publisher's original cloth decorated with the Olympic rings in gilt on the front c over, with the dust jacket (some tears, many taped from the inside).Generally an excellent copy. I: The contents include a ... Lisez plus
    • TYPIS ABRAHAMI LAMBERGI, 1616
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    • Description: FIRST XYLANDER EDITION With the Pegasus device on the title page as well as a small stamp. Early vellum; text (paper stock) extremely browned. From the Lehmann library of logic and mathematics. First Xylander edition of Psellus, originally published in Greek at Venice, 1532. The work went through numerous editions both in Greek and Latin; all editions appear to be rare. Psellus (1020-1110), a Byzantine writer of the eleventh century, taught philosophy at Constantinople and was tutor to the son of the Emperor Constantinus Ducas. "Psellus was one of the last of the Greek writers on arithmetic... Lisez plus
    • EX OFFICINA PLATINIANA, 1613
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    • Description: Later edition With the Plantin printer's device on the title. Later full calf; in superb condition. From the Lehmann library of mathematics and logic. Lisez plus
    • D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 1860
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    • Description: FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FOURTH ISSUE With 1 folding lithographed plate. Original brown blind-stamped publisher's cloth, spine a bit sunned, otherwise in absolutely excellent condition. First American edition. This, the fourth issue, with the added three quotes, is the first of the American issues where the text has been considerably altered, revised and augmented by the author. In addition it contains the historical sketch, in its earlier and shorter form, as a preface, and a supplement of seven pages at the end. Our copy includes the mispagination on pp. 116-21 as per Freeman. This is one ... Lisez plus
    • HENRICUS PETRUS, 1529
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Woodcut headpieces and initials. Early calf over marbled boards; interior very good, despite minor spotting. From the library of Kenneth Garth Huston Jr. with his bookplate and small stamp of the Wellcome Library (withdrawn) on the verso of the title page. First edition of a rare work by Soranus of Ephesus (2nd century) translated from the Greek into Latin by the Roman physician Caelius Aurelianus (fifth century). This work represents an extraordinary source of the views and principles of the ancient Methodist School, the group of physicians that developed the distinction betw... Lisez plus
    • WITHERBY & CO, 1910
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Title in red and black. With 106 fine hand-colored lithographed plates by J.G. Keulemans and H. Gronvold. Each part in the original printed wrappers, though wrappers to parts I and III are detached and others are a bit chipped; plates, as well as the entire interior, are exquisite. An uncut and beautiful set preserved in a folding clamshell case. First edition, Number 156 of 225 copies printed. An amazing copy of a rare work showcasing Keulemans' incredible talents as an illustrator. This monograph on the petrels (distinguished from gulls in that they seldom come to land excep... Lisez plus
    • JOHN MURRAY, 1862
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Text illustrations. Original plum cloth with an orchid in gilt on front cover. Covers and spine worn, spine a bit shabby, chipped at foot. Interior is excellent with a modern presentation signature on front flyleaf. First edition of Darwin's primary work on plant fertilization. Detailing the relationship between the sexual structure of orchids and the insects that fertilize them, this was the first of three volumes that followed the publication of the Origin which contained supporting evidence for the author's theory of natural selection. Darwin concludes that plants are equal... Lisez plus
    • HODGES AND SMITH, 1831
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 5 folding plates. Original boards, rebacked, covers worn and chipped on the fore-edges; occasional soiling of text, but generally a clean copy, uncut, from the library of James W.T. Knox with his presentation to E.J. Kennedy (possibly Prof. Eileen J. Kennedy). First edition of this extremely rare and very important work by Kane (1809-1890), known as the "boy professor" as well as the "most famous Irish chemist." He studied medicine and science both in Dublin and Paris. He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy at the age of 22 years on the strength of this book. According... Lisez plus
    • R.H. PORTER, 1903
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 20 colored plates (19 hand-colored, 1 chromolithograph) after H. Goodchild and H. Gronvold and 24 text illustrations. Contemporary red cloth; top edge gilt, some foxing to endpapers. Bound into the back are the printed wrappers for the original 6 parts (June, August and December, 1902, and April, June and October, 1903). An excellent uncut copy from the library of James M. Dolan Jr., former head curator and director of collections at the Zoological Society of San Diego (which oversees the Zoo and Wild Animal Park), with his small blind stamp on title. First edition. "A de... Lisez plus
    • N.P., N.D.
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: Ruled manuscript notebook with engraved frontispiece. Preface and discourse in two parts. Contemporary black roan, and preserved in a black roan-backed box. The text is very clean. A handsome copy. With the bookplate of Roberto Gabbani engraved by Costante Costantini. A discourse in the form of a mock-address to an educated and learned public of women. The author is inspired to write this praise after he had accidentally stepped onto a pile of excrement. He addresses the ladies and in the first part theorizes the ancient and noble origins of defecation, from the beginning of time with Adam ... Lisez plus
    • JOHN VAN VOORST, 1888
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    • Description: SECOND EDITION With 48 hand-finished color lithographed plates by and after J.G. Keulemans, and 2 uncolored lithographed plates after J. Smit by E. Wilson, plus numerous text illustrations. Morocco-backed boards, illustration in gilt on front covers, title and author in gilt on spines, a.e.g.; some foxing to text leaves. From the library of Pauline and Ted Houser of Moss Neck Manor, with their small book label on the paste-down. Second edition, limited to one thousand copies, of this classic of ornithological literature and the leading authority on New Zealand birds. Issued in thirteen part... Lisez plus
    • R.H. PORTER, 1900
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 83 plates, including 55 hand-colored lithograph plates by and after J.G. Keulemans and F.W. Frowhawk, 20 collotype plates from photographs (including one duplicate plate "Group of Four White Albatrosses"), and 8 monochrome plates, all tissue guards present. Red half-morocco and cloth boards, minor staining to a small portion of the front cover; other than some minor foxing to the paste-down and endleaves, an outstanding copy with the original pink printed wrappers bound in. Lisez plus
    • CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1911
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE Red cloth with gilt title and author on front board and spine; gilt top edge, bottom and fore-edges untrimmed. Preserved in a clamshell box, spine label; an excellent copy. First edition, first printing, with "wearily" unbattered on p. 135. Novella featuring the story of Ethan Frome's grim life and tragic accident in a bleak Massachusetts farm town through an extended flashback. A realistic social criticism of early twentieth century America, this tale provides insightful commentary into the contemporary economic and cultural realities of American suffering. Whart... Lisez plus
    • JAMES R. OSGOOD, 1883
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE Frontispiece of the "Baton Rouge" steamboat, over 300 illustrations and 4 appendices. Original brown cloth, covers with gold and black stamped decorations and gilt pictorial vignettes on the upper cover and spine, minor wear to foot of spine; interior excellent. From the library of Grace W. and Ira W. Hoover, with their bookplate. First edition, first issue with the tailpiece depicting Twain's head and urn in flames on pp. 441, (later deleted) as Twain's wife, Livy, objected to the morbidity of the chapter on cremation. Additionally, the caption on pp. 443 reads t... Lisez plus
    • UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1900
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Excellent first-issue double-ruled blue publisher's cloth, spine with gilt title and decoration; spotting and foxing throughout. Ownership signatures and annotations on the blank leaves. First edition, first issue, based upon his inaugural set of lectures at Cambridge University in 1899. Russell explores the work of Leibniz by addressing his premises, propositions and the law of contradiction, the law of sufficient reason, the philosophy of matter, and Leibniz's belief in an external world. "The notion of an exoteric Leibnizian philosophy is often associated with Bertrand Russ... Lisez plus
    • MACMILLAN, 1936
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Original grey cloth, including original dust jacket with "Macmillan Spring Novels" printed across the top back panel and "Gone with the Wind" title printed in the second column; minor staining, minimal wear on top of dust jacket spine, but otherwise an extremely nice copy. First edition, first issue, with "Published May 1936" on copyright page. Mitchell's sole novel published during her lifetime, Gone with the wind, was renowned as the top American fiction bestseller in the year it was published. The second favorite book of American readers, it received the Pulitzer Prize for ... Lisez plus
    • DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO, 1900
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Original publisher's red cloth with title in borders on the front board, a bit worn. Preserved in a half-morocco clamshell box with gilt decorated spine. Bookplate of Howard Roosa on the front paste-down. First edition of Dreiser's story of a young girl's move to the big city and her subsequent rise to fame as she pursues her own "American dream." The book was only published at the fraught urging of Dreiser, as even his wife found the content too sordid. Though less than five hundred copies were initially sold (out of a first run of 1008), it is now considered one of the great... Lisez plus
    • FELIX ALCAN, 1896
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With half-title and two dedication leaves. Later half-calf with gilt lettering on the spine. The author's presentation copy, inscribed to "my friend Georges Lejeun." An excellent copy. First edition of the author's most notable work on quantitative formalisation or quantification. In this, his doctoral thesis, Couturat explains that the concepts of number and quantity are independent of one another and that both are independent of experience. He presents a vigorous case on behalf of an actual infinite at a time when the majority of French philosophers, led by Charles Renouvier... Lisez plus
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