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A METHOD OF FINDING THE LATITUDE OF A PLACE, BY MEANS OF TWO ALTITUDES OF THE SUN AND THE TIME ELAPSED BETWIXT THE OBSERVATIONS. BY THE REV. W. LAX, A. M. LOWNDES'S PROFESSOR OF ASTRONOMY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

By Lax, W.

London: Royal Society of London. Very Good. 1799. Softcover. First separate edition of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, v89, 1799 (pp.74-120) , numbered 1-49. Remains of wrappers on spine. Sewn bound. Title page dusty and lightly foxed with a 1 1/2" chip at lower corner. Some pages uncut. Folding table at p. 45. Edges untrimmed. Contents with occasional light foxing. Pages numbered 1-49.; Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 89; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 49 pages .

$4750.00

DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY. CHARLES COULSTON GILLISPIE (14 VOLUMES)

By Gillispie, Charles Coulston (Ed. )

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1970-. CLOTHBOUND. 0684151448 . Fourteen volume set in dust jackets. A few of the jackets are ever so slightly rubbed at the edges. Dust jacket of one volume has slight wear at head of spine. Some slight foxing to page edges. Contents fine. Cannot be mailed outside of the U. S. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$500.00

JOSIAH WILLARD GIBBS : EXERCISES IN CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF PUBLICATION OF HIS WORK ON HETEROGENEOUS SUBSTANCE : WITH ADDRESSES AT THE GRADUATES CLUB IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT IN JUNE, MCMXXVII.

By Pupin, Michael Idvorsky

New Haven: The Graduates Club. Fine. 1927. Softcover. 8vo; 20 pages; Apparently, an unread copy. Fine condition. .

$200.00

A LIST OF WRITINGS RELATING TO THE METHOD OF LEAST SQUARES, WITH HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL NOTES. BY MANSFIELD MERRIMAN. TRANSACTIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, VOLUME IV, PART I. (In Original Printed Wrappers. Uncut Copy)

By Merriman, Mansfield

New Haven: Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences. Fine. 1877. Wrappers. 8vo; 81 pages; An unopened copy in pristine condition.. Description : [151]-232 p. 23 cm. Notes : From the Transactions of the Connecticut Academy, v.4, 1877." Titles of 408 papers, books and parts of books, relating to the method of least squares and the theory of accidental errors of observation, chronologically arranged according to their dates of publication ... 1722-1876." .

$500.00

THE MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES OF NAVIGATION AND SURVEYING WITH THE MENSURATION OF HEIGHTS AND DISTANCES : BEING THE FOURTH PART OF A COURSE OF MATHEMATICS ADAPTED TO THE METHOD OF INSTRUCTION IN THE AMERICAN COLLEGES / BY JEREMIAH DAY.

By Day, Jeremiah

New Haven: Hezekiah Howe & Co.. Fair. 1835. Fourth Edition. Boards. 8vo; [2],116 pages; Printed paper over boards. Extremities of the boards are ever so lightly worn. Paper spine chipped. Rear board nearly detached. Front flyleaf has a closed tear. Contents very good. Contains 3 folding plates. Some foxing. .

$95.00

A CONTINUOUS RECORD OF ATMOSPHERIC NUCLEATION, BY CARL BARUS.

By Barus, Carl

Washington: Smithsonian Institution. Very Good+. 1905. First Edition Thus. Wrappers. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, V. 34 [Art. 3]smithsonian Institution Publication 1651.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; xvi, 226 pages; Printed tan wrappers. Pages are uncut . Ever so tiny chip and two closed tears on the forward edge of the front wrapper . Some very light fading at the margins of the front wrapper. Apparently, an unread copy. Extra postage will be requested for overseas delivery. .

$100.00

ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SILVERED GLASS TELESCOPE, FIFTEEN AND A HALF INCHES IN APERTURE, AND ITS USE IN CELESTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, BY HENRY DRAPER AND, ON THE MODERN REFLECTING TELESCOPE AND THE MAKING AND TESTING OF OPTICAL MIRRORS, BY GEORGE W. RITCHEY.

By Draper, Henry ; Ritchey, George W.

Washington: Smithsonian Institution. Very Good+. 1904. First Edition Thus. Wrappers. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Vol. 34; [Art. 2] Smithsonian Institution Publicaton 1459.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 109, [12] pages; Printed tan wrappers. Extremities are ever so slightly trimmed. Head and heel of paper spine ever so slightly chipped. Description : 3 pages, leaf, iii, 55, v, 51 pages, Illustrations, XIII plates. On the Construction of a Silvered Glass Telescope, Fifteen and a Half Inches in Aperture, and its Use in Celestial Photography, by Henry Draper is reprinted from vol xiv, "Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge," 1864) .

$500.00

REGISTER FÜR DIE MONATSBERICHTE DER KÖNIGLICHEN PREUßISCHEN AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN ZU BERLIN VOM JAHRE 1836 BIS 1858 (Othaniel C. Marsh's Copy with His Signature in Ink)

By Koniglichen Akademie Der Wissenschaften

Berlin: Gedruckt in Der Druckerei Der Konigl. Akademie Der Wissenschaften. Near Fine. 1860. Boards. 8vo; 1, 364 pages; Gilt lettered green morocco leather spine. Marbled boards and endpapers. Signed "O. C. Marsh" on the first blank page. OCLC Number: 122610877. Description: 1 p. ,1 leaf, 364 p. "Yale University Museum New Haven, Conn" stamped on title page margin. Has a rear pocket. No other markings. Binding is ever so faintly rubbed at the gutters and the extremities. Loosely inserted is a Yale memo dated 1985, stating that it could be sold. .

$350.00

SERVING THROUGH SCIENCE: THE ATOMIC AGE : A SERIES OF FOUR RADIO TALKS DELIVERED BY PROFESSOR HANS ALBRECHT BETHE, PROFESSOR HAROLD CLAYTON UREY, PROFESSOR JAMES FRANCK, PROFESSOR J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER ON THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY PROGRAM,

By Bethe, Hans A. ; Harold Clayton Urey; James Franck; J. Robert Oppenheimer; United States Rubber Company

New York: United States Rubber Company. Very Good. 1945. Pamphlet. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 14 pages; Contents: Within the Atom / by Hans Albrecht Bethe --Isotopes in Atomic research / by Harold Clayton Urey --Medical Benefits from Atomic Energy / by James Franck --The Atomic Age / by J. Robert Oppenheimer. Within the Atom. Isotopes in Atomic Research. Medical Benefits from Atomic energy. Atomic age. OCLC Number: 5787262 .

$85.00

CONSISTENCY OF THE DISCOVERIES OF MODERN GEOLOGY WITH THE SACRED HISTORY OF THE CREATION AND THE DELUGE; BEING A SUPPLEMENT TO THE 2D AMERICAN FROM THE 4TH ENGLISH ED. OF BAKEWELL’S GEOLOGY ... (Presentation Copy from the Author to Prof. Gibbs)

By Silliman, Benjamin

New Haven: Printed By Hezekiah Howe & Co.. Near Fine. 1833. Pamphlet. 8vo; 80 pages; Yellow wrappers with three short, closed tears to the front wrapper. Presentation inscription in pencil on the front wrapper. Some very light foxing on the first few pages of text. .

$450.00

CHOICE AND CHANCE: TWO CHAPTERS ON ARITHMETIC WITH AN APPENDIX.. .

By Whitworth, William Allen

Cambridge: Deighton, Bell and Co.. Near Fine. 1867. CLOTHBOUND. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; Excessively rare and especially so as this is in near fine condition with ever so slight rubbing at the head and heel of the spine. A milestone in the history of probability and statistics. .

$1000.00

RAPPORT SUR LA BALANCE DE PRÉCISION DE M. BOCKHOLTZ. Excerpt from Bulletin De La Société D'Encouragement Pour L'Industrie Nationale. Mai 1833.

By Olivier, Theodore

Paris: No.7.. Very Good. 1833. First Edition Thus. Pamphlet. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 3 pages; "Rapport Fait a la Societe d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie nationale, Au Nom Du Conseil D'Administration, Par. M. Theodore Olivier, sur La Balance de Precision de M. Bockholtz," Upper left margins lightly stained. Partially torn at the fold. .

$450.00

ANTHEMIUS OF TRALLES, A STUDY OF LATER GREEK GEOMETRY.

By Huxley, George Leonard

Cambridge. Very Good-. 1959. Softcover. Greek, Roman and Byzantine Monographs, No. 1; 8vo; 62 pages; Includes the Greek texts of Anthemius’ Peri paradoxon mechanematon and of Fragmentum mathematicum Bobiense with translations. Author : Anthemius, d. Ca. 534. Peri paradoxon mechanematon. Wrappers slightly soiled. .

$50.00

REPORT OF THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION AT THE FIRE IN BROAD STREET, NEW YORK, ON THE 19TH [OF] JULY, 1845 : IN REPLY TO QUERIES, PROPOSED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE CORPORATION

By Silliman, Benjamin

New York: Bryant and Co. , Printers. Very Good. 1845. Pamphlet. 8vo; 29 pages; Bound in 19th Century blank wrappers. Some foxing to the wrappers and in the margins. .

$125.00

ATMOSPHERIC ACTINOMETRY AND THE ACTINIC CONSTITUTION OF THE ATMOSPHERE.

By Duclaux, Emile

Washington: Published By the Smithsonian Institution. Near Fine. 1896. Softcover. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, V. 29, Art. 5; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 48 pages; Pages uncut. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, 1034. Hodgkin Fund. "Translation of the treatise entitled ’Sur l’actinométrie atmospherique et sur la constitution actinique de l’atmosphère. ’" .

$45.00

ARGON, A NEW CONSTITUENT OF THE ATMOSPHERE. BY LORD RAYLEIGH AND PROFESSOR WILLIAM RAMSAY.

By Rayleigh, John William Strutt, Baron; William Ramsay

Washington: Published By the Smithsonian Institution. Near Fine. 1896. Softcover. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, V. 29.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 2,43 pages; Pages uncut. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, 1033. Hodgkin Fund. .

$175.00

THE COMMITTEE LAY THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS, AND CONSEQUENT COMMUNICATION FROM MR. FARADAY, BEFORE THE CLUB, FOR THEIR INFORMATION.

By Faraday, Michael & E. Magrath, Secretary Of The Athenaeum (Club)

London: Royal Institution. Very Good. 1831. Pamphlet. 4to 11" - 13" tall; 4 pages; 4 page printed document: "Athenaeum, 12th Feb. 1831. Dear Sir, Can you, from the few experiments you have made in this house, and from your knowledge on the subject of Lighting, answer the following questions: 1. What is the ratio of light of an oil and gas burner? 2. What is the ratio of heat? 3. Is either sulphurous or sulphuric acid formed by the combination of coal gas in the ordinary way? 4. From a gas light, properly regulated, is gas respired? 5. Will an oil or gas light soonest soil the ceiling of a room. 6. What effect will the heat evolved have on the temperature of a room? 7. What are the comparative effects of oil and gas lights on the quality of air, light for light? 8. What are the comparative qualities of the light from oil and gas? 9. Taking all the circumstances into consideration, what, in your opinion, is the cause of the oppresive feeling complained of in certain rooms in the Atheaeum? 10. Why has oil been displaced by gas in the public rooms of the Royal Institution? I remain, Dear Sir, Yours very sincerely, E. Magrath, Secretary. Michael Faraday, Esq. " Faraday answers the ten questions as follows: "Royal Institution, Feb. 14, 1831 Dear Sir, The following are the best answers I am able to give your queries: 1. In an experiment made at the Athenaeum, with an excellent argand oil lamp, regulated by Mr. Hancock, and compared with a 15-hole gas burner, the light of the gas was to that of the oil as 21 to 13. 2. In experiments made to determine the heat evolved for equal quantities of light from oil and gas burning brightly from argand burners, the best from the oil being 2, that from the gas was nearly 3. 3. A little sulphurous or sulphuric acid is generally formed from the combustion of coal gas. If well-purified gas be used, this product is rarely sensible; it is less sensible as sulphuric than as sulphurous acid. Upon closely questioning persons who have declared that they smelt the sulphur from gas, I have usually found they meant something else; generally the oppresive heat, or the dry sensation, or the smell of a little gas unburnt, none of which have anything to do with the sulphur product from gas. " Faraday continues to answer questions 4-10 contained in this folded document mailed to the addressee, a member of the Athenaeum. .

$3000.00

DIE WITTERUNGS-LEHRE AUS BEOBACHTUNG, EIGENER ERFAHRUNG, FREMDEN WEHRNEHMUNGEN, UND SINNLICHEN BEGRIFFEN FUR DEN LANDSMANN.

By Werenberg, Johann Georg

Offenbach AM Mayn: Ulrich Weiss. Very Good-. 1780. Pamphlet. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 75 pages; Lacking front wrapper. Small quarto. Not at Harvard. Not at Yale. .

$1750.00

REPORT OF THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION AT THE FIRE IN BROAD STREET, NEW YORK, ON THE 19TH [OF] JULY, 1845 : IN REPLY TO QUERIES, PROPOSED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE CORPORATION

By Silliman, Benjamin

New York: Bryant and Co. , Printers. Very Good+. 1845. Pamphlet. 8vo; 29 pages; Bound in 19th Century blank wrappers. .

$150.00

LECTURES DELIVERED AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF CLARK UNIVERSITY UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, WORCESTER, MASS. , SEPTEMBER 7-11, 1909. (First Edition)

By Volterra, Vito; Rutherford, Ernest; Wood, Robert Williams; Barus, Carl

Worcester, MA: Clark University. Near Fine. 1912. First Edition. CLOTHBOUND. Contains: Volterra, Vito-Sur Quelques Progres de la Physique Mathematique (trois lecons) ; Rutherford, Ernest-History of the Alpha Rays from Radioactive Substances; Wood, R. W. -The Optical Properties of Metallic Vapors; Barus, C. -Physical Properties of the Iron Carbides. Preface by Arthur Gordon Webster. In remarkable condition as there is no edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; IV, 161 pages .

$95.00

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