Science

  • # 32047

    TOLMAN, Richard C.

    Relativity, thermodynamics and cosmology

    Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1934 (1950 reprint). Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth in price-clipped dustjacket (edge wear with loss at corners and head and foot of spine), pp. xvi; 502, internally clean. With the ownership signature of Australian mathematical physicist Charles Johnson to front free-endpaper, with some of his notes on loose paper.

  • # 32046

    SILBERSTEIN, L. (1872 - 1948)

    Vectorial Mechanics

    London : Macmillan, 1926. Second edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered plum cloth in dustjacket (price clipped, edge wear and short tears with loss to head and foot of spine), ownership signature of Australian mathematical physicist Charles Johnson to front free-endpaper, pp. x; 205; (2), internally clean. Second edition in dustjacket of one of the mathematician’s major works. …

  • # 30868

    WALTER, Charles (Carl) (1831-1907)

    A group of twenty-four stereoscopic views of rock formations and other topographical features along the coastline of southwest Victoria, circa 1865.

    [Melbourne : Age Office, circa 1865]. Twenty-four stereoscopic albumen print photographs, each image approximately 80 x 80 mm (arched format), on original yellow card mounts, 90 x 170 mm, versos with original paper labels printed with the series title ‘AUSTRALIAN SCENERY’ and the photographer’s information ‘Chas. Walter. Photographic Artist to The Illustrated Australian News, The …

  • # 28163

    Maker unknown.

    Australian Gold Dust.

    [Title from manuscript label on mount]. [U.K.? : s.n., probably before 1860]. Microscope slide, 76 x 26 mm, maker’s manuscript label to mount; sealed underneath the circular glass (diameter 13 mm) at the centre of the mount is a quantity of specimens of gold dust (unspecified nett weight); the glass has a hairline crack but …

  • # 31609

    BEER, Gavin de (1899-1972)

    The Darwin-Wallace Centenary

    Washington : Smithsonian Institution, 1959. “Publication 4361”. Offprint from “The Smithsonian Report for 1958, pages 333-357”. Octavo pamphlet, staple bound; a very good copy. The author of this essay on evolution, Sir Gavin de Beer, was a distinguished evolutionary embryologist and Director of the British Museum.

  • # 31396

    TUTTLE, Hudson

    [SPIRITUALISM] The Psychograph, or Dial Planchette, of Especial Use in the Home Circle.

    [Berlin Heights, Ohio : Hudson Tuttle, probably between 1890 and 1910]. Circular wooden dial, diameter 200 mm, with two opposing brass fittings at its edge; the dial is mounted on a solid wooden base (not cardboard, as in other examples), diameter 280 mm; around the dial is a circular border of lacquered heavy paper stock …

  • # 31080

    HOPKINS, Nevil Monroe (1873-1945)

    Twentieth century magic

    : and the construction of modern magical apparatus with the introduction of new experiments, mechanical, chemical, electrical. A treatise on the construction and introduction of scientific magical apparatus. London : George Routledge & Sons Limited, 1904. Second edition. Octavo (200 x 140 mm), publisher’s gilt pictorial cloth over boards (upper board with discolouration at bottom …

  • # 30953

    GOSSE, Philip Henry (1810 - 1888)

    Evening at the microscope ; or, researches among the minuter organs and forms of animal life

    London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1859]. Octavo, bright gilt-illustrated cloth with binder’s ticket of Westley’s of London, slight rubbing to edges and fading to spine, bookplate for Edward Burton to pastedown, pp. xii;  510, illustrated with numerous text diagrams. ‘Philip Henry Gosse FRS, known to his friends as Henry, was an English naturalist …

  • # 30282

    ZEEMAN, P. (Pieter) (1865-1943)

    Researches in magneto-optics, with special reference to the magnetic resolution of spectrum lines

    / by P. Zeeman … Nobel Laureate, Professor of Experimental Physics, The University of Amsterdam. London : Macmillan & Co. Limited, 1913. Series: Macmillan’s Science Monographs. First edition in English. Octavo (225 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards, upper board lettered in blind, spine lettered in gilt, in the dust jacket (chipped at edges and …

  • # 30786

    MAWSON, Douglas, Sir (1882-1958)

    [ANTARCTICA] Basaltic lavas of the Balleny Islands. A.N.A.R.E. report. By D. Mawson.

    Offprint from Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Aust. 73 (2) Dec. 1950. [Adelaide] : s.n., 1950. Large octavo (245 x 185 mm), printed buff-coloured wrappers, pp 223-231, including a full-page map, followed by 1 leaf of photographic plates; previous owner’s pencilled ownership inscription, a very good copy. Trove locates a single copy (Deakin University Library)

  • # 30579

    HAHNEMANN, S. (Samuel) (1755-1843)

    The Homoeopathic Medical Doctrine, or, “Organon of the Healing Art;”. A New System of Physic,

    translated from the German of S. Hahnemann, By Charles H. Devrient, Esq. with Notes by Samuel Stratton, M.D. Dublin : W. F. Wakeman, 9, D’Olier-St. / London : Simpkin & Marshall & R. Groombridge / Edinburgh : Maclachlan & Stewart, 1833. First edition in English. Octavo (220 x 140 mm), original half calf over marbled papered …

  • # 30239

    CROLL, James (1821 - 1890)

    Climate and time in their geological relations : a theory of secular changes of the earth’s climate.

    / By James Croll, … author of “Discussions on Climate and Cosmology”, “Philosophy of Theism”, “Stellar Evolution”, etc. London : Edward Stanford, [1890?]. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth (lightly rubbed), bookseller’s ticket to pastedown of William McGee of Dublin, colour frontispiece, pp. xvi; [2]; 577; [2 – publisher’s advertisements, including for Croll’s Stellar Evolution, published in …

  • # 30697

    FLINDERS, Matthew (1774-1814)

    Observations upon the marine barometer, made during the examination of the coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803.

    Contained within: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCVI. Part II. London : printed by W. Bulmer, 1806. Quarto, original plain blue wrappers, pp. iv; 239 – 473; [8]; 12 engraved plates (some folding), the plates foxed but the text clean, all edges uncut and a little dusty, a fine …

  • # 30287

    ROSENFELD, L. (Léon) (1904-1974)

    Theory of electrons

    / by L. Rosenfeld, Professor of Theoretical Physics in the University of Manchester. Amsterdam : North-Holland Publishing Company, 1951. Series: Selected Topics in Modern Physics, no. 1. First edition. Octavo (222 mm), publisher’s red cloth over boards lettered in gilt, in the publisher’s dust jacket (small loss at head of spine, worn at corners, spine …

  • # 30286

    BORN, Max (1882-1970)

    Atomic physics

    / by Max Born. Revised by the author from the original translation of John Dougall …. London and Glasgow : Blackie & Son Ltd., 1951. Fifth edition. Octavo (217 mm), publisher’s green cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine, in the publisher’s dust jacket (short tears at spine ends and corners, spine sunned), endpapers …

  • # 30283

    HEITLER, W. (Walter)

    The quantum theory of radiation

    / by W. Heitler, Professor of Theoretical Physics in the University of Zürich. Oxford : At the Clarendon Press, 1954. Third edition. Octavo (235 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine, in the publisher’s unclipped dust jacket (very good, spine a little sunned, a couple of small marks and light wear …