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Becquerel, H.
Collection of six early papers on radioactivity, from "comptes rendus... de l'academie des sciences", 1896-1901.
Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1896-1901. Six papers in one. 4to (26.6 x 20.3 cm). 30 pp. Old style blue stiff paper boards. Two title pages of the Comptes Rendus (for 1896 and 1899) bound in.
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€950.00
A collection of rare, early papers on radio activity
Analysis m...
Bernoulli, J.
Analysis magni problematis isoperimetrici.
Leipzig, J. Gross, T. Fritsch & F. Groschuf, 1701. Small 4to (18.5 x 16.0 cm). 16 pp. [numbered 213-228]. Contemporary full blind vellum. Red edges.
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€1,200.00
The first correct solution of the isoperimetric problem
Dr. Gregor...
Browne, W.
Dr. Gregory's elements of catoptrics and dioptrics. To which is added I. A method for finding the foci of all specula as well as lens's universally. As also for magnifying or lessening a given object by a given speculum or lens in any assign'd proportion, &c. II. A solution to those problems which are left undemonstrated. III. A particular account of microscopes and telescopes, from Mr. Huygens. With an introduction shewing the discoveries made by catoptrics and dioptrics.
London, E. Curll, J. Pemberton and W. Taylor, 1715. 8vo (18.6 x 11.5 cm). 228 pp. [xvi, 111, 1-72, 65-93]; three large, multifolded plates. Contemporary full calf, elaborately blind-tooled boards. Edges speckled red.
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€5,000.00
The very rare first English edition
Le prototy...
Chastre, R. de la
Le prototype ou tres-parfait et analogique exemplaire de l'art chimicq; a la phisique ou philosophie de la science naturelle. Contenant les causes principes & demonstrations scientifiq; de la certitude dudit art.
Paris, J. A. Joallin, 1620. Small 8vo (10.2 x 15.8 cm). Title page, [vii], 136, [xiv] pp. Contemporary mottled calf. Spine with gilt lines and floral vignettes. Red morocco label with gilt short-title. Marbled endpapers. Red edges.
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€3,850.00
Extremely rare work on creating the Philosopher's Stone, by a French nobleman
D'une erre...
Chevreul, [M.] E.
D'une erreur de raisonnement très-fréquente dans les sciences du ressort de la philosophie naturelle qui concernent le concret, expliquée par les derniers écrits de M. E. Chevreul. [AND] Études des procédés de l'esprit humain dans la recherche de l'inconnu à l'aide de l'observation et de l'expérience, et du moyen de savoir s'il a trouvé l'erreur ou la verité, composé de trois mémoires. Premier mémoire. - La science devant la grammaire. Deuxième mémoire. - L'enseignement devant l'étude de la vision, avec deux planches. Troisième mémoire. - Explication de nombreux phénomènes qui sont une conséquence de la veillesse. [AND] Résumé d'une histoire de la matière depuis des philosophes grecs jusq'à Loivoisier inclusivement, avec quatorze planches, accompagnées de légendes.
Paris, Firmin-Didot [For the Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France], 1878. Large 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). 802 pp. [3-102; 1-327; 321-702]; 16 plates of which several coloured. Original blue printed boards.
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€500.00
Important thoughts of a nonagenarian
Reise nach...
Dolomieu, D. [S. G. T.], De
Reise nach den liparischen Insuln oder Nachricht von den äolischen Insuln zur nähern Aufklärung der Geschichte der Vulkane. Nebst einer Abhandlung über eine Art von Luftvulkan, und einer andern über die Temperatur des Clima auf Maltha und die Verschiedenheit der wahren und fühlbaren Wärme.
Leipzig, Johann Gottfried Müller, 1783. 8vo (16.7 x 10.1 cm). 210, [ii] pp. Contemporary marbled boards, small leather label with gilt title on the spine. Edges yellow.
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€1,800.00
An important contribution to the geology of the Mediterranean island volcanoes north of Sicily
Über die M...
Einstein, A.
Über die Möglichkeit einer neuen Prüfung des Relativitätsprinzips [AND] Bemerkungen zu der Notiz von Hrn. Paul Ehrenfest: "Die Translation deformierbarer Elektronen und der Flächensatz" [AND] Über die vom Relativitätsprinzip geforderte Trägheit der Energie.
Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1907. 8vo (21.0 x 13.8 cm). pp. 197-198, 206-208, 371-384, in: Annalen der Physik, 4e Folge, Band 23(6-7), viii, 1,000 pp., several plates. Later black half cloth over marbled boards, spine with handwritten paper label.
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€850.00
Three important original papers by Albert Einstein
Über einig...
Einthoven, W.
Über einige Anwendungen des Saitengalvanometers. [AND] Über eine neue Methode zur Dämpfung oszillierender Galvanometerausschläge" [AND] Weiter Mitteilungen über das Saitengalvanometer. Analyse der saitengalvanometrischen Kurven. Masse und Spannung des Quarzfadens und Widerstand gegen die Fadenbewegung.
Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Berth, 1904-1906. Three papers in three. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5 cm). 11 pp., one text figure (Anwendungen); 12 pp., 2 text figures, large, folded plate (Dämpfung); 68 [32, 36], 5 text figures (Weitere Mittleilungen). Original uniform printed wrappers.
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€1,250.00
Nobel-prize winning electrocardiography
Ueber die...
Hahn, O. and L. Meitner and F. Strassmann
Ueber die künstliche Umwandlung des Urans durch Neutronen I-II. [AND] ten other original papers describing the experiments leading to the first successful nuclear fission.
Berlin, Julius Springer, 1935-1939. In three volumes. 4to (26.0 x 19.0 cm). Uniform black polished half calf over grey cloth boards. Gilt title and vignette on the spines.
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€950.00
First editions of 12 original papers leading to the first successful nuclear fission
Heisenberg...
[Heisenberg, W.] Blum, W., and H. P. Dürr and H. Rechenberg (eds.)
Heisenberg. Gesammelte Werke. Collected papers. Series AI-AIII. Original scientific papers. Wissenschaftliche Originalarbeiten, B. Scientific review papers, talks, and books. Wissenschaftliche Übersichtartikel, Vorträge und Bücher.
Berlin, Springer, 1984-1993. Four volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.0 x 16.0 cm). 3,028 pp. [AI (1985) xi, 633; AII (1989) x, 717; AIII (1993) x, 700; B (1984) x, 937] pp. Uniform blue buckram with gilt titles on the spines and front boards, near uniform pictorial dust jackets.
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€750.00
The real Heisenberg ...perhaps...
Astronomic...
Herschel, W.
Astronomical observations on the rotations of the planets round their axes, made with a view to determine whether the Earth's diurnal motion is perfectly equable.
London, The Royal Society, 1781. 4to (22.2 x 17.3 cm). pp. 115-138, two foldout plates. Brown marbled wrappers.
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€350.00
Herschel's new ideas about the rotation of planets
Descriptio...
Herschel, W.
Description of a forty-feet reflecting telescope.
London, The Royal Society of London, 1795. Large 4to (29.5 x 23.2 cm). pp. 347-399, plus 19 folding plates showing a total of 47 figures, including the famous huge foldout plate of this enormous telescope. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards.
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€3,000.00
The original description of the largest telescope of the 18th century, or the eighth wonder of the world”