Science

  • # 42887

    LEAVITT, Ruth (editor)

    Artist and computer

    Morristown, New Jersey : Creative Computing Press, 1976. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (crease to upper wrapper, wear and tear to spine), pp. 121, illustrated throughout in black and white with four colour plates. One of the earliest books on computer generated art, with thirty-five chapters on different international artists creating graphic art with the …

  • # 42626

    BUTLER, William

    Arithmetical questions, on a new plan : designed as a supplement to the author’s engraved introduction to arithmetic; and Intended to answer the double purpose of arithmetical instruction and miscellaneous information. To which are serjoined, observations on weights and measures, with a complete collection of arithmetical tables, and explanatory remarks. For the use of Young Ladies.

    London: Printed for the Author by S. Couchman, 1795. The second edition, enlarged. Octavo, nineteenth century half-calf over marbled papered boards (scuffed), pp. x; 208; (8 – index), printed on pale blue paper, a few spots of foxing, but largely clean internally. First published in 1788, and greatly enlarged for the second edition of 1795, …

  • # 42845

    CLEEMPOLE, Koenraad van

    Astrolabes at Greenwich : a catalogue of the astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

    [Edited by] Koenraad van Cleempoel ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann et alia. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum, 2005. Quarto, buckram in illustrated dustjacket, slipcase, pp. ix, 339, illustrations and maps. An outstanding study on astrolabes. ‘The astrolabe is one of the most intriguing of all early …

  • # 41958

    DARWIN, Charles (1809 - 1882)

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. (Third edition)

    London : printed by W. Clowes and Sons for John Murray, 1861. Third edition. Octavo, original green cloth, boards blocked in blind, spine gilt (corners slightly bumped, light bumping to head and foot of spine, small damp mark to upper panel, small 10 mm mark recoloured to spine), binding variant B (no preference), without full …

  • # 41597

    DARWIN, Charles

    Menniskans härledning och Könsurvalet. (First Swedish edition of The Descent of Man)

    Stockholm : Albert Bonnier, 1872. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary gilt-lettered half-morocco over pebbled cloth (edges scuffed, particularly at head and foot of spine), marbled edges, pink endpapers, pp. [iv]; 314; (2); [iv]; xv; [blank]; 294; (6), portrait frontispiece of Darwin to volume two, text illustrations, internally fine, a fine set. The first Swedish edition of …

  • # 41898

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The origin of species (1900)

    by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. With portrait. London : John Murray, 1902. Octavo, original publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth (light corner wear, lightly bruised at head and foot of spine) original endpapers (bookplate to front free endpaper); pp xxxii, 703, folding diagram. A very good …

  • # 41903

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms; with observations on their habits (1882)

    London : John Murray, 1882. First edition. Seventh thousand (corrected). Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (edges rubbed, small tears to head and foot of spine), spine lettered in gilt; endpapers rubbed, pp. [ii], viii, 328, [2] (adv.); 15 text illustrations, index; original cloth; uncut; light foxing to preliminaries (inscription on title-page & long …

  • # 42376

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    On the origin of species (First ‘Australian’ edition)

    by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. With a new preface by Charles G. Darwin. Illustrated with wood engravings by Paul Landcare. [New York] : Limited Editions Club, 1963. Printed for The Limited Editions Club at The Griffin Press, Adelaide, South Australia. Quarto, quarter wallaby over …

  • # 41840

    RUDD, Charles (photographer and publisher) (1849-1901)

    The Great Melbourne Telescope.

    [Late 1880s]. Albumen print, 130 x 195 mm; preserved as issued mounted on the original green backing sheet, 190 x 230 mm, imprinted in red ink, upper centre: ‘C. RUDD. View Specialist. 257 Bourke Street’, and at lower centre: ‘VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHS.’; both the print and the secondary support are in excellent condition. Rare 1880s view …

  • # 41872

    PROCTOR, Richard E.

    The orbs around us

    A series of familiar essays on the moon and planets, meteors and comets, the sun and coloured pairs of suns. London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. New impression. Octavo, full calf ruled in gilt, lightly rubbed and stained, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers, prize …

  • # 41899

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The origin of species (1891)

    by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. With portrait. London : John Murray, 1891. Two volumes, octavo, original publisher’s gilt-lettered grey-green cloth (light corner wear, lightly bruised with small tears at head and foot of spine, spine lightly sunned), original navy blue chalk-surfaced endpapers; Vol. I, …

  • # 41908

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The variation of animals and plants under domestication (1890)

    London : John Murray, 1890. Second edition (revised). Seventh thousand. Two volumes, octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, light flecking, Vol. I, pp. [ii], xiv, 474 (last adv.); 43 illustrations; Vol. II, pp. [ii], x, 496 (last blank), 32 (adv., dated March, 1893); index, a very good set. ‘This represents …

  • # 41907

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The movements and habits of climbing plants (1888)

    London : John Murray, 1888. Fourth thousand. Second Edition, Sixth Issue. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt (slight rubbing to head and foot), pp. x, 208, 32 (publisher’s catalogue dated April, 1889), lithographed illustrations in the text; foxing to preliminaries, uncut and unopened, a clean, fresh copy. The movements and …

  • # 41949

    HUXLEY, T. H.; ROMANES, G. J.; GEIKIE, Archibald; and DYER, W. T. Thiselton.

    Charles Darwin. Memorial Notices reprinted from “Nature.”

    London : Macmillan and Co.; 1881. Octavo, bright original cloth, lettered in gilt)slight wear to headband, small mark to lower board), portrait frontispiece, pp. xvi; 82;  [2 – advertisements), a fine copy. Comprising Introductory Notice by Huxley; Life and Character, Work in Zoology, and Work in Psychology by Romanes; Work in Geology by Geikie; and …

  • # 40142

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The origin of species (1892)

    by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. London : John Murray, 1892. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections (forty-third thousand). Octavo, original publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth (corners a little rubbed, slightly bruised at head and foot of spine) original endpapers (lightly foxed), contemporary owner’s name to …

  • # 37316

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    Insectivorous plants.

    London : John Murray, 1893. Second edition, revised by Francis Darwin, sixth thousand. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pp. xiv, 377; [1], lithographed illustrations in the text; some foxing to outer leaves, a very fine copy. First published on July 2 1875, the second edition published in 1888. This …