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Infra Nubem. The Lights Outside, [&] La Bocana

By MCADIE Alexander [George]

San Francisco: A. M. Robertson, 1909. . 12mo, cream paper-covered boards, front gilt; red leather spine label; free endpapers badly browned; in a three sided paper-covered slip-case One of 500 copies, out-of-series. In the Philopolis Series . The author's own copy with both his and his wife's names on the front free endpaper. The very attractive text borders are by Lucia E. Mathews and the color frontispiece by her husband, Arthur F. Mathews. The two photogravures are of clouds, as befitted a meteorologist. McAdie joined the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1891 as Meteorological Physicist and Assistant to its first Director in Washington. He was then transferred to San Francisco where, after the earthquake, he became one of the founders of the Seismological Society of America. After leaving the Weather Bureau in 1913, he became Professor of Meteorology at Harvard and Director of the Blue Hill Observatory. He married an Albemarle County woman, (Mary Randolph Brown of Edgehill, a descendent of Thomas Jefferson), and is buried in Charlottesville

$100.00

De dignitate & augmentis scientiarum. Libri IX...Editio nova

By BACON Francis

Lugd. Batav.: Apud Fraciscum Moyardum & Adrianum Wijngaerde, 1645. . 24mo, full stiff contemporary vellum, wallet edges, lacking ties; title page has name cut out, resulting in a lacuna 2 x 1/8 inches; lacks front free endpaper First published in London in 1623 as "Advancement and Proficiency of Learning". First continental edition published in Paris in 1624 with this title. The text is expanded as noted on the title page

$250.00

Wind and Weather

By MCADIE Alexander [George]

New York: Macmillan Company, 1922. . 12mo, gray cloth, front and spine printed in navy-blue; dust jacket with insect damage to fore-edges and foot of spine McAdie joined the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1891 as Meteorological Physicist and Assistant to its first Director in Washington. He was then transferred to San Francisco where, after the earthquake, he became one of the founders of the Seismological Society of America. After leaving the Weather Bureau in 1913, he became Professor of Meteorology at Harvard and Director of the Blue Hill Observatory. He married an Albemarle County woman, (Mary Randolph Brown of Edgehill, a descendent of Thomas Jefferson), and is buried in Charlottesville He married an Albemarle County woman, (Mary Randolph Brown of Edgehill, a descendent of Thomas Jefferson), and is buried in Charlottesville

$50.00

Circular of the Latest Novelties and Inventions for the Use of Civil Engineers, Architects and Draughtsmen

By ALOE A. S. & Co.

Saint Louis, 415 N. Broadway: The Company, . . 8vo, self wrappers, front cover included in pagination stapled at the centerfold; has been folded; separation of the first and last leaf at head of spine (1.5 inches). Printed in blue on blue paper Company not represented in Romaine or McKinstry. "Albert Sidney Aloe (1842Ð1893) was a Jewish immigrant from Scotland who settled in St. Louis, Missouri, in the early 1860s, and sold spectacles and other optical goods. He was soon offering surveying instruments and medical and laboratory supplies as well. The firm was A. S. Aloe in the years 1867Ð1876, Aloe & Hernstein in 1876Ð1880, Aloe, Hernstein & Co. in 1881Ð1884, and then A. S. Aloe & Co. By 1905, it claimed to be "the largest house in the world'" [our thanks to the Smithsonian Institution's website for the preceding information]. The date of this piece is therefore after 1884. An OCLC search for the printer, C. B. Woodward, reveals that firm to have been active from 1891 to1898. Items offered for sale include transparent amber triangles, lettering angles, spiral curves and irregular curves; mahogany straight edges; T-squares; protractors; and a drawing table (patented in 1890)

$250.00

The Epheble Oath and Other Essays

By MCADIE Alexander [George]

San Francisco: A. M. Robertson, 1912. . 12mo, cream paper-covered boards, front gilt; red leather spine label; free endpapers badly browned; in a three sided paper-covered slip-case One of 500 copies, out-of-series. In the Philopolis Series . The very attractive text ornaments are by Lucia E. Mathews and the frontispiece by her husband, Arthur F. Mathews. McAdie joined the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1891 as Meteorological Physicist and Assistant to its first Director in Washington. He was then transferred to San Francisco where, after the earthquake, he became one of the founders of the Seismological Society of America. After leaving the Weather Bureau in 1913, he became Professor of Meteorology at Harvard and Director of the Blue Hill Observatory. He married an Albemarle County woman, (Mary Randolph Brown of Edgehill, a descendent of Thomas Jefferson), and is buried in Charlottesville

$75.00

Tables of logarithms of all numbers, from 1 to 101000; and of the sines and tangents to every second of the quadrant...With a preface and precepts for the explanation and use of the same, by Nevil Maskelyne, F.R.S. Astronomer Royal

By LOGARITHMS] Taylor Michael

London: Charles Buckton and Sold by F. Wingrave, 1792. . 4to in twos, contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with part of original spine laid down; new endpapers; ex-library with only very discrete rubberstamps on the Dedication page; some early repairs to marginal tears

$950.00

A Critical Inquiry into the Motion of the Sun and Stability of the Earth

By MCCALMAN Godfrey

London: G, G. J. & J. Robinson, {also published in Edinburgh (John Bell) & Glasgow (J. W. Shaw), 1786. . 8vo, disbound; signatures A and B are separated from the remainder of the text block. Four holdings in OCLC. McCalman was a surgeon in Greenock, Scotland and was the author of one other work: "A natural, commercial and medicinal treatise on tea." This work on tea included a history of the East India Company and a method of distilling salt water to attain water for tea. His views on the relative motions of the planets is in direct contradiction to those of Newton and this, therefore might be described as an Anti-Newton work which had little circulation. It has not appeared at auction in the past 42 years and we have failed to find it in any relevant bibliographyl

$650.00

Man and Weather

By MCADIE Alexander [George]

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926. . 8vo, blue paper-covered boards, navy-blue spine; t.e.g.; dust jacket present, but with insect damage and several holes Written for the lay-person, these essays were originally delivered in the Lowell Institute Course in December 1924 McAdie joined the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1891 as Meteorological Physicist and Assistant to its first Director in Washington. He was then transferred to San Francisco where, after the earthquake, he became one of the founders of the Seismological Society of America. After leaving the Weather Bureau in 1913, he became Professor of Meteorology at Harvard and Director of the Blue Hill Observatory. He married an Albemarle County woman, (Mary Randolph Brown of Edgehill, a descendent of Thomas Jefferson), and is buried in Charlottesville

$30.00