Science

  • # 33636

    FEHLBAUM, Rolf and STRICKER, Fifo (editors)

    Space Fantasies 1:1

    Edited by Rolf Fehlbaum and Fifo Stricker. Weil am Rhein (Germany) : Vitra Design Museum, 2021. Oversized quarto (34 x 45 cm), weight 4.9 kgs, illustrated boards, pp. 296, illustrated throughout. New copy, in shrinkwrap. Limited to 1000 signed copies. This limited-edition collection of space exploration toys-from shuttles to space dogs-taps into the nostalgia and …

  • # 32076

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The origin of species

    by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. London : John Murray, 1886. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections to 1872 (thirtieth thousand). Octavo, original publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth, armorial stamps of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge to upper and lower board and spine; original endpapers, …

  • # 33190

    SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST (HONG KONG)

    Barometer Diagram taken at Messrs. Chas. J. Gaupp & Co.’s premises in Chater Road, Hongkong, for Monday July 27th & Tuesday July 28th 1908.

    At the head of sheet: Supplement to the South China Morning Post. Hong Kong : South China Morning Post, 1908. Single sheet, 145 x 310 mm, printed recto only; with contemporary marginalia in pencil noting that the barometer fell from normal barometric pressure in the early hours of Monday morning down to 28.71 (inches of mercury) …

  • # 33232

    PHILLIPS, William (1775 - 1828)

    A selection of facts from the best authorities : arranged so as to form an outline of the geology of England and Wales

    London : Printed and sold by W. Phillips, 1818. Octavo, half-calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label, contemporary ownership inscription to title page, pp. 20; folding map; 240; folding plate; folding table; (10). A very good copy. An early geological survey of England and Wales.

  • # 32552

    BONWICK, James (1817 - 1906)

    Astronomy for young Australians

    Melbourne : W. B. Stephens, 1866. Second edition. Duodecimo, original flush-cut pebbled cloth, pp. 70; (2), a very good copy by the noted early educator and author. Ferguson 7229; Pescott 55; Muir 772. Provenance : E. Pescott, author of the 1938 bibliography on Bonwick, signed by him on the front pastedown.

  • # 32958

    ABIGAIL, Francis; CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (NEW SOUTH WALES COMMISSION)

    Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, 1888. New South Wales Mineral Court. Descriptive catalogue of exhibits of metals, minerals, fossils, and timbers (Government and private), prepared and arranged on behalf of the New South Wales Commission,

    by direction of the Honorable Francis Abigail, Minister for Mines, Sydney. Sydney : Charles Potter, Government Printer, 1888. Octavo (245 x 155 mm), publisher’s printed salmon-coloured wrappers (upper wrapper with edge and corner wear and annotations in pencil at top corner; spine ends with paper loss), pp 115; internally very clean, a good all-original copy.

  • # 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)