Amsterdam: Reynal, 1769. 2 volumes in one. xxiv, 263; , 170, pp. Short 8vo, bound in full contemporary calf; gilt spine with red & black labels (rubbed but sound and attractive); marbled endpapers, red edges. Amsterdam: Chez Marc-Michel Rey, 1769. Dutch edition, published the same year as the first Geneva edition. Charles Bonnet (1720-1793) was a Swiss naturalist with with wide-ranging interests including entymology, botany, psychology, religion and philosophy. This is his last important work, dealing with the past and.....
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Philadelphia: Charles Cist, 1784. Short square 4to. 22pp. pamphlet, unbound (removed). Housed in a folding red cloth sleeve within a gilt decorated morocco- backed slipcase. Philadelphia: Charles Cist, 1784. First edition. Vertical crease and some age-toning, else near fine. Scarce. One of the earliest attempts to introduce scientific agriculture in America.
London: William Godbid, 1672. 185 pages, 12mo, original calf covers (slightly bowed), neatly re-cased. London: William Godbid, 1672. First edition. A very clean tight copy. Small contemporary brown ink notation on the fly-leaf and previous owners name on the publishers note.The Essay marks the beginning of the modern development in knowledge of crystal structure. Wing B3947. Fulton 96. Neville 193.
Roterdam: Aarnoldi Leers, 1671. Rubricated title with small wood engraving. 518;  pages. 24mo, full polished blue calf (inner front hinge strengthened), gilt and blind stamped polished blue calf spine with a red leather label, gold bordered covers, a.e.g. Rotterdam: Arnoldi Leers, 1671. A near fine copy of a scarce book. Robert Boyle 1627-91 is considered the "father of chemistry". With the small ownership label of art historian Meyer Schapiro.
Bernal, Argentina: 1924. 1 page, 5 x 8.25 inches, Berrnal, Argentina, June, 1924 -- translated in full: "The radio will one day be able to transport human ideas to the ends of the earth. Bernal June 1924, C. Braggio." Very good condition. Argentinean inventor who developed a booster to increase the range of two-way radios. He set the world distance record for two-way radio communication in 1924 with a relay between Argentina and China. This is essentially a manuscript souvenir.....
Autograph quote signed "Edouard Branly", 8vo. 1 page, c. 1900, in French, four lines including: "il faut se contenter du temps present, sait - on l'avenir ce que sear l'avenir?" ("One must be happy with the moment, what do we know about the future?") Condition: two minor spots along the left margin (far from text), otherwise very good. French physicist and inventor involved in the early development of wireless telegraphy.