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Auer, A.,

Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes oder die Erfindung ganzen Herbarien, Stoffen, Spitzen, Stickereien und überhaupt allen Originalien und Copien... als auch mit...

Wien, K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1854. 4to (33.0 x 25.8 cm). 75 pp. of text in double column in four languages; German, English, Italian and French. With 15 (of 19) nature printed plates and four lithographed facsimile letters at the end. Later blind...

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Rare first edition of Auer's most famous publication

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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A collection of rare, early papers on radio activity

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...

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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Important thoughts of a nonagenarian

Clairaut, J. B., a.o.

Miscellanea Berolinensia ad incrementum scientiarum ex scriptis Societati Regiae Scientiarum exhibitis. Edita, continuatio III, sive Tomus IV. Cum figuris et indice...

Berolini, Johann Andreas Rüdiger, 1734. Small 4to (20.5 x 16.0 cm). vi, 405 pp.; 11 mostly folded engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges...

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A fine collection of astronomical, geographical, mathematical and other researches

Drossaart Lulofs, H. J. and E. L. J. Poortman (eds.)

Aristoteles Semitico-Latinus. Nicolaus Damascenus. De Plantis. Five Translations. Edited and introduced by H. J. Drossaart Lulofs and E. L. J. Poortman.

Amsterdam, North-Holland Publishing Compagny, 1989. 8vo (23.8 x 16.3 cm). xvi, 739 pp. Publisher's cloth with title on spine in printed dustjacket.

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Clarifying one of the most influential books in botany, and its complicated history

Einstein, A.

Über die Möglichkeit einer neuen Prüfung des Relativitätsprinzips [AND] Bemerkungen zu der Notiz von Hrn. Paul Ehrenfest: "Die Translation deformierbarer Elektronen...

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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Three important original papers by Albert Einstein

Fuhlrott, [J.] C.

Menschliche Ueberreste aus einer Felsengrotte des Düsselthals. Ein Beitrag zur Frage über die Existenz fossiler Menschen. Nebst Tafel I.

Bonn, Henry & Cohen, 1859. 8vo (21.5 x 13.3 cm). 23 pp. One fine, lithographed plate. Contemporary grained half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.

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PMM 342: the birth of the Neanderthal

Gill, D.

A history and description of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.

London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1913. Folio (36.5 x 27.5 cm). cxc, 136 pp. Frontispiece with two photos, 58 [11, 16, 23, 5, 3] plates (line drawings and photos; sometimes several "plates" on one sheet), 19 text figures. Folded two-colour sheet of the...

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Very rare history of South African astronomy

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...

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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First editions of 12 original papers leading to the first successful nuclear fission

Leibniz, G. W.

G. G. Leibnitii Responsio ad Dn. Nic. Fatii Duillerii imputationes. Accessit nova Artis Analyticae promotio specimine indicata, dum designatione per numeros assumtitios...

Lipsiae, J. Grossius, 1700. Small 4to (19.6 x 15.8 cm). pp. 198-208, in the complete volume for the year 1700, containing a total of 586 pp., and ten plates. Contemporary vellum binding with leather title label and gilt lettering.

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The Leibniz versus Newton controversy over the invention of calculus

[Leibniz] Grotefend, C. L.

Leibniz-Album aus den Handschriften der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Hannover.

Hannover, Hahn, 1846. Folio (45.3 x 29.5 cm). [vi], 28 pp. with a nice engraved portrait of Leibniz and one wood-engraving of his house in Hannover. Very nice and highly unusual red velvet binding with elaborate, gilt decorated, embossed decorations and...

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Rare, early memorial work on Leibniz, in a fantastic binding

Lorentz, H. A.

De electrische stroom. Oude en nieuwe denkbeelden. In: Herdenking van het 150-jarige bestaan van het Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte te...

Rotterdam, Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte te Rotterdam, 1919. 4to (26.0 x 22.0 cm). 25 [49] pp., 12 text figures. Later quarter cloth over original printed wrappers (society's logo printed on rear wrapper).

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A rare and little-known paper by Hendrik Lorentz