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Middle East Science A Survey of Subjects Other Than Agriculture

By E.B. Worthington

London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1946. First edition. Hardback. Fair/No jacket. 533 8vo. A report to the Director General, Middle East Supply Centre, August 1945. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, blind-stamped titles to front board, illustrations from photographs, coloured folding map bound in at rear, 239 pages. Condition notes: Boards very scuffed and rubbed, internally clean and sound apart from one of the plates, from which one photograph has been cut (between pages 128 and 129).

£10.00

Science at War

By J G Crowther

London: HMSO, 1947. Paperback. Good/No jacket. 283 8vo. With a Foreword by Sir Henry Dale. The four sections covered are: Radar, Operational Research, the Atomic Bomb, Science and the Sea. Red and grey paper covers, illustrations from photographs, maps, diagrams et cetera, 185 pages. Condition notes: Covers chipped, worn and stained. Paper label remnants (library label?) inside front cover, gift inscription to title page, otherwise clean and unmarked.

£10.00

The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom Volume 1

By Asa Briggs

London: Oxford University Press, 1961. First edition. Hardback. Very good/Very good. 907 8vo. The multi-volume work of which this is the first volume was designed as an authoritative account of the rise of broadcasting in Great Britain, until the end of the BBC monopoly in 1955. This volume covers the early amateur experiments in wireless telephony, the pioneer days at Writtle in Essex and the first four years of the BBC's existence. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, green-blue dust jacket, many illustrations in run of text, 425 pages, fold-out organisation charts to rear. (Later volumes also available). Condition notes: Dust jacket (price-clipped) sun-darkened to spine, otherwise both book and dustjacket in excellent condition. Bibliographic notes on this series in pencil to front free end paper.

£20.00

In the Arctic, Tales Told at Tea-Time
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In the Arctic, Tales Told at Tea-Time

By Frank Debenham

Banham, Norfolk: The Erskine Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 289 8vo. Edited by Barbara Debenham, the author's daughter. A book of reminiscence-induced fiction (ranging from the almost-all-true to the could-have-been-true) related to Arctic exploration or to the lives and work of people at the Scott Polar Institute in Cambridge. Frank Debenham, whose first job on graduating was as a geologist on Scott's 1910-1913 expedition, was the founder of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. Blue-green cloth-covered boards, gilt decoration to front board, gilt titles to spine, illustrations from photographs, 124 pages including Bibliography. Condition notes: As new, apart from old price pencilled to front free end paper.

£15.00

Lawrence and Oppenheimer
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Lawrence and Oppenheimer

By Nuel Pharr Davis

London: Jonathan Cape, 1969. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 660 8vo. Blue cloth-covered boards, 384 pages including bibliography and index, pictorial dust jacket. Portraits of Ernest Lawrence and J. Robert Oppenheimer and their roles in the development of atomic weapons. Condition notes: Front end papers a little grubby, otherwise internally excellent; dust jacket with edges rolled.

£12.50

Dawn Over Zero, the Story of the Atomic Bomb

By William L. Laurence

London: Museum Press, 1947. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 449 8vo. Laurence was a Russian-born journalist (his birthplace is now in Lithuania), who had emigrated to the USA in 1905 and started his journalistic career in 1926. He specialised in writing on scientific subjects, and was the official historian of the Manhattan Project, being present at many of the key events in the story which he retells here. With many photographic illustrations Condition notes: Spine faded, some wear/bumping to boards, internally clean, bright and unmarked.

£45.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 8

London: The Royal Society, 1962. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 618 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket a little worn and age-darkened, a little dust-speckling to top edges of text block but book otherwise crisp and clean.

£8.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 6

London: The Royal Society, 1960. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 850 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket a little worn and age-darkened, book very good.

£15.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 22

London: The Royal Society, 1976. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 1502 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket a little worn and soiled, a little dust-speckling to top edges of text block.

£20.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 5

London: The Royal Society, 1959. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 852 4to. Includes memoir of Wolfgang Pauli by R.E. Peierls. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket worn and age-darkened, a little dust-speckling to top edges of text block but book otherwise crisp and clean.

£8.50

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 7

London: The Royal Society, 1961. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1004 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket a little worn, dust-speckling to top edges of text block.

£10.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 3

London: The Royal Society, 1957. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 934 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket a little worn and age-darkened, some dust-spotting to top edges of text block, book otherwise very good.

£8.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 4

London: The Royal Society, 1958. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 1028 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket worn and age-darkened, a little dust-speckling to top edges of text block but book otherwise crisp and clean.

£9.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 9

London: The Royal Society, 1963. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 960 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket a little worn and age-darkened, a little dust-speckling to top edges of text block but book otherwise crisp and clean.

£8.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 2

London: The Royal Society, 1956. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 960 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket worn and chipped, a little dust-speckling to top edges of text block.

£17.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 13

London: The Royal Society, 1967. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1040 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Condition notes: Dust jacket a little worn, boards slightly bumped, a little dust-speckling to top edges of text block.

£8.00

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, Volume 37

London: The Royal Society, 1991. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 1180 4to. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Portrait with each biography. Includes microfiche in pocket to rear. Condition notes: A crisp, clean copy, with just a little dust-speckling to top edges of text block.

£10.00

An Elementary Treatise on Optics: intended chiefly to elucidate the principles of the construction of telescopes, and some other optical instruments
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An Elementary Treatise on Optics: intended chiefly to elucidate the principles of the construction of telescopes, and some other optical instruments

By Robert Phelps

Cambridge: E. Johnson, 1835. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 753 8vo. Dark green faux leather boards, gilt titles (re-backed, not recently). With blank pages left here and there for students' notes. Some of these pages have been used (in I think a nineteenth century hand) for occasional snippets of accountancy. The handwritten headings of the snippets have generally been partially lost, suggesting overenthusiastic trimming when rebinding. A folding sheet of pencilled notes has been slipped in. Condition notes: The boards are rubbed, worn and discoloured. The half title and the first few pages are soiled. Occasional pencil annotations in the margins. Binding firm. Some pages have suffered from careless trimming or opening.

£40.00

Physiologus, The Very Ancient Book of Beasts, Plants and Stones
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Physiologus, The Very Ancient Book of Beasts, Plants and Stones

California: The Book Club of California, 1953. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 591 4to. Translated from Greek and Other Languages by Francis J Carmody. First thus. With illustrations (coloured) by Mallette Dean. A beautifully produced edition of 325 copies, with hand coloured illustrations. Condition notes: A very little knocking to the boards, but overall very good condition, and internally excellent. Bookplate of Robert Elwell to front paste down. Protected by a loose transparent wrapper.

£165.00

Some Recent Researches in Solar Physics
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Some Recent Researches in Solar Physics

By F. Hoyle

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1949. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 306 8vo. Ex-library, of Ford Motor Company Ltd. Central Library. 131 pages plus index. Condition notes: Some fading or rubbing to boards, text block clean and sound. Library label to front paste down, stamp to title page and shelf/class marks to verso of title page. Class mark to spine.

£10.00

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