London: Various, 1772. Rubricated text throughout. Illustrated with many charts and some woodcut diagrams. Thick 12mo, contemporary red calf, gilt, leather label, a.e.g. London: various publishers, , for The Company of Stationers, 1772. First editions. An interesting collection in a very good(+) attractive period binding Titles include: Remarkable News from the Stars; The Gentleman's Diary & Mathematical Repository; The Ladies' Diary; Vox Stellarum; Merlinus Liberatus; Parker's Ephemeris; The Coelestial Diary; Poor Robin; The English Apollo; Speculum Anni; Olympia Domata; The.....
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Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. 282 pages, 36 pages of advertisments, 12mo, rebound in plain black cloth with gilt-lettered spine (small ex-lib stamp on verso of title page, else clean with some light scattered foxing). Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. First American edition. Very good. Babbage's most complete and important work dealing with modern industrial technology and economy.
Venice: Francesco Sanese, 1589. Elaborate woodcut title page, medallion portrait of Bartoli, and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations, including 2 folding plates. Small 4to, early limp vellum. Venetia: Franceso Sanese, 1589. Second edition of this early, important treatise on surveying, using the woodblocks from the first edition of 1564. Clean, crisp copy, with the ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro.
Basal: 1745. Rare L.S. in French, signed "J. Bernoulli Pere", 4to. 1 page, Basal, December 26th 1745, (translated), writing to a friend in which they share the same surname, in full: "Although it appears that people in Paris think me no longer alive, since I have received no memoirs, no knowledge of the times, no items on Cabestan, nothing indeed of all the academy has had printed this year. I would nevertheless be mortified if you too were of those.....
Lilienthal: 1807. Important A.L.S. "J.W. Bessel", 8vo. 2 pages, Lilienthal, December 10th 1807, in German, writing to fellow astronomer Carl Ludwig Harding who discovered Juno (a moon of Jupiter), concerning observational reports on Comet orbits that he is comparing with those reported by Olbers, which are included in this letter. He thanks Harding for sending along his map of comet Orbis and adds that observations of "their" comets are enclosed. Bessel stresses the point that the observations made with the.....
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1955. xvi, 241 pages printed on thin woodpulp paper. Tall thin 8vo, original greenish printed wrappers; uncut edges. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1955. Deuxieme edition, revue et augmentee. Pages toned and with a neatly inked name on front endpaper, otherwise a fine copy. Collection de Logique Mathematique, Serie A.
Cambridge: University Press, 1958. xiii + 242pp. 8vo, burgundy cloth, d.w. (lightly edgeworn, price clipped and spine a bit darkened). Cambridge: At the University Press, 1958. Neat ownership signature on endpaper, otherwise a near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Black was an economist who used mathematical tools to study election questions.
Leipzig: Reclam, 1921. Herausgegeben aus dem Schriftlichen Nachlasse des Verfassers von Dr. Fr. Prihonsky. 157pp. Short slim 8vo, olive green cloth (lightly worn). Leipzig, 1851 [i.e.1921]. A very good copy. Bolzano's most famous posthumous work in which he anticipated certain basic ideas of set theory. Published as Band 99 of der Philosophischen Bibliothek, Leipzig: Meiner, . Ownership signature of art historian & scholar Meyer Schapiro.
Leipzig: Reclam, 1928. Herausgegeben aus dem Schriftlichen Nachlasse des Verfassers von Dr. Fr. Prihonsky. 157pp plus ads. Short slim 8vo, bright green cloth. Leipzig, 1851 [i.e.1928]. A very good(+) copy. Bolzano's most famous posthumous work in which he anticipated certain basic ideas of set theory. Published as Band 99 of der Philosophischen Bibliothek, Leipzig: Meiner, .
Warsaw: Wolna Wszechnica Polska, 1939. 114pp printed on thin coated paper. Tall thin 8vo, original cloth-backed printed boards (edges darkened; neatly inked signature on front endpaper, else a near fine copy). Warszawa: Wolna Wszechnica Polska, 1939. First edition. Very good. Scarce. Bibliotheca Universitatis Liberae Polonae - Seria B, Nr. 8(31).