Science

  • # 30162

    GONZALEZ CABRERA BUENO, José (c. 1670 - after 1733)

    Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica, con la Explicación de algunos Instrumentos, que están mas en uso en los Navegantes … …

    Manila : Impresa en el Convento de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de la Orden de Nro. Seraphico Padre San Francisco, 1734. First edition. Folio (315 x 210 mm), contemporary limp vellum (lacking ties, some age staining, small loss at front bottom corner), spine with title in manuscript in black ink; printed on rice and …

  • # 29893

    JANOSSY, L. (Lajos) (1912-1978)

    Cosmic rays

    Oxford : The Clarendon Press, 1950. Second edition. Series: The International Series of Monographs on Physics. Octavo (240 mm), publisher’s green cloth over boards with gilt-lettered spine, in the dust jacket (lightly marked, chipped at corners and spine ends, sunned on spine and at top edges), ownership signature of Australian mathematical physicist Charles Johnson to front …

  • # 29885

    NEUMANN, Ernst Richard

    ‎[PHYSICS] Studien über die Methoden von C. Neumann und G. Robin zur Lösung der beiden Randwertaufgaben der Potentialtheorie.

    … Grkrönte Preisschrift. Mit 9 Figuren.‎ ‎Leipzig : B. G. Teubner, 1905. First edition. Quarto (285 mm), contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (corners and edges worn), spine lettered in gilt (frayed at ends), pp XIII, 194; preliminarie leaves with water stain around head of gutter, otherwisevery clean throughout. ‘In mathematics and mathematical physics, potential theory is the study of harmonic …

  • # 30101

    LANDAU, L. and E. LIFSCHITZ

    Statistical physics

    / by L. Landau, Institute for Physical Problems, Moscow, and E. Lifschitz, Ukrainian Physico-Technical Institute, Kharkoff. Translated from the Russian by D. Schoenberg, Royal Society Mond Laboratory, Cambridge. Oxford : The Clarendon Press, 1938. First edition. Octavo (250 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt, in the original dust jacket (some edge …

  • # 29897

    EDDINGTON, Arthur, Sir (1882-1944)

    Relativity theory of protons and electrons

    Cambridge : University Press, 1936. First edition. Small quarto (270 mm), publisher’s navy cloth over boards (lightly rubbed), spine lettered in gilt, front pastedown with early ownership signature, pp vi, [2], 336; contents very clean, a good copy. In his own words, English astronomer, physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science, Arthur Eddington in this book …

  • # 29882

    LAMB, Horace (1849 - 1934)

    Hydrodynamics

    Cambridge : at the University Press, 1895. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges rubbed), hinges weakening, name to half-title, pp. xviii; 604, mathematical equations and diagrams, internally clean. ‘This book may be regarded as a second edition of a “Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of the Motions of Fluids,” published in 1879, but the additions and alterations …

  • # 29901

    DIRAC. P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice) (1902-1984)

    The principles of quantum mechanics

    Oxford : The Clarendon Press, 1949. Third edition, third impression. Octavo (240 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gilt-lettered spine, in the dust jacket (sunned on spine and at top edges), spine slightly rolled, ownership signature of Australian mathematical physicist Charles Johnson to front free-endpaper (endpapers with offsetting), [7], viii-xxii, 311, [1] pp; top …

  • # 29647

    SOLLAS, W. J. (1849 - 1936)

    The age of the earth and other geological studies (presentation copy)

    London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1905. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (corners bumped, small nick to upper joint, head and foot of spine a little bruised), top edge gilt, pp. xvi; 328; (8), illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper ‘Dr. W. J. Coryn with much affection from W. J. Sollas, Nov. 1, 1905’. ‘Professor William …

  • # 29441

    HOCHSTETTER, Dr. F. von; PETERMANN, Dr. A.

    The geology of New Zealand; [with] Geological and topographical atlas of New Zealand

    The geology of New Zealand : in explanation of the geographical and topographical atlas of New Zealand, from the scientific publications of the Novara Expedition. Translated by Dr. C. F. Fischer. Also, Lectures by Dr. F. Hochstetter delivered in New Zealand. Auckland : T. Delattre, 1864. Octavo, publisher’s gilt-lettered flush-cut cloth (marked and rubbed), related …

  • # 28886

    A Peep down the Melbourne Telescope.

    [Title from printed caption in negative]. Circa 1870. Stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs, each individual image 68 x 72 mm, on yellow board mount 83 x 166 mm, with the publisher’s serial number and caption in the negative at far right edge ‘685. A Peep down the Melbourne Telescope’, recto of mount with publisher’s imprint …

  • # 28564

    BAYLEY, Richard (1745-1801)

    An account of the epidemic fever which prevailed in the city of New-York, during part of the summer and fall of 1795.

    New-York : Printed and sold by T. and J. Swords, printers to the Faculty of Physic of Columbia College, no. 99 Pearl-Street, 1796. Octavo, later half black morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt (corners bumped), spine with raised bands lettered in gilt (joints a little worn); patterned endpapers, pp [i]-iv, 5-160 (includes errata on …

  • # 28492

    ATWOOD, Mary Anne (1817-1910)

    A suggestive inquiry into the Hermetic mystery with a dissertation on the more celebrated of the alchemical philosophers being an attempt towards the recovery of the ancient experiment of nature.

    Revised edition : with an introduction by Walter Leslie Wilmshurst. Also an Appendix containing the Memorabilia of M. A. Atwood. With photographic portrait of the authoress. Belfast : William Tait, 1920. Third edition (first published 1850). Octavo, gilt-lettered plum cloth (spine sunned), photogravure frontispiece, pp. [iv]; 64; xxv; [blank]; 597; (1); internally clean, a very …

  • # 27118

    HAMY, E.-T.

    [MALAY ARCHIPELAGO] Les races malaiques et américaines; leçon d’ouverture du Cours d’anthropologie du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle (19 mars 1896). 

    Extrait de L’Anthropologie, t. 7, no. 2. Paris : Masson et cie, [1896]. Large octavo (243 x 160 mm), disbound offprint, pp 1-18; a very clean copy. A brief comparative study of the racial characteristics of the indigenous peoples of the Malay archipelago and the Americas.

  • # 26670

    MORTESON, G.

    General description of the Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd, Wiluna, Western Australia. (Prepared for the Members of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy).

    [Wiluna, W.A.] : G. Morteson [for Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd.], [1933]. Small square quarto (245 x 210 mm), original cloth-backed paper wrappers, the upper wrapper featuring a map of Western Australia hand-drawn in black ink, with Wiluna marked in red and the names Meeka[tharra] and Laverton added later in pencil, the upper margin with typed …

  • # 25462

    Maker unknown.

    Native Gold / Australia.

    [Title from etched caption on mount]. [U.K.? : s.n., circa 1860]. Microscope slide, 79 x 25 mm, maker’s diamond-etched caption to mount ‘Native Gold / Australia’; the central raised circular section (diameter 16 mm) contains an “as found” tiny gold specimen in quartz; mount with repaired hairline crack at left hand edge. A scarce scientific …