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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 452 pp. 4to. Clean, crisp copy. Encased in the Deluxe Edition gray cloth box with the two audio cassettes housed in the styrofoam floor of the box. Box has slight rubbing along base from shelf wear, the title silver embossed on the spine as well as Cage's signature reproduced in silver on the cover.
The Deluxe Edition was produced to include two audio cassettes of John Cage's (1912-1992) Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University between 1988 & 1989, one of his reading mesostic (IV), the other a recording of question and answer sessions at the seminars. Signed by Cage on the half-title page. Fine / Fine.
Cage, John. Madison, WI: Elvehjem Museum of Art, 1991. Wraps. First Edition. 16 pp. Oblong 4to. Clean, crisp copy.
A scarce catalog from John Cage's (1912-1992) solo exhibition at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, signed by Cage on the title page. The exhibition was held at the Elvehjem Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison April 6-May 19, 1991. Cage would die the following year. Laid in is an invitation to the opening reception as well as a program from a piano performance of Cage's work by Ellsworth Snyder at the First Unitarian Society in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 6, 1991 -- likely planned as part of the opening event. Fine.
London: Royal Society of London, 1779, 1780. Quarter Leather. First Edition. iii-vii, , 696,  pp. 8vo. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing and tears where call numbers have been removed. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
This complete volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates. Very Good.
France: . Hardcover. As. 46, , 19,  pp. 12mo. Two small pamphlets bound together in small blue paper covered boards with gold embossed titling to spine. Pamphlets have been trimmed. Clean within.
Two French imprints centering around the Knights of Malta and the Order of Saint Lazarus which was formed during the Crusades around 1119. This bound set bears the bookseller label of Raymond Clavreuil of Paris and the signature of James J. Algrant (1926-2018). Algrant was the author of "Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem - An up-date to the History of the Order 1983 to 1987" and an historian of these religious/military fraternal organizations. Fine.
Seattle: National Park Service Pacific Northwest Region, 1995. Wraps. First Edition. vii, 210 pp. 4to. Green card stock wraps with black printed titling to cover and spine. Errata slip laid in.
Administrative History of Fort Clatsop, the reconstructed fort that was the location of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery's winter headquarters in 1805-1806. Fine.
Capa, Robert; Seymour, David; Taro, Gerda. Barcelona, Spain: Industries Grafiques Seix I Barral Empresa Col-Lectivitzada, 1937. Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. 4to. Printed weaps with photo montage to both front and rear covers. Wear and scuffing, small chips and losses at head and foor of spine, crease to corners of of front covers, clean within. Captions printed in Catalan, Spanish, French, and English.
A stunning piece, published in Febraury of 1937 and documenting the toll on Spain wielded by Nazi bombing of Madrid. Most know of the horrific bombing of Guernica by the Nazis at the behest of Francisco Franco on April 26, 1937, but lesser known was the repeated bombings of Madrid by both Germany and Italy also in support of Franco as he battled.....
Toronto, Canada: Lumiere Press, 2008. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 67 pp. 8vo. Gray pastepaper covered boards with a design derived from a Caponigro photograph, gray linen cloth spine with gray paper label and silver titling. Clean within, with twenty-three of his photographs, beautifully produced and including one of his most famous photographs, "Running White Deer" as a gatefold. No dust jacket, as issued.
A fascinating set of conversations between Torosian and Paul Caponigro (b. 1932), the renowned photographer, supplemented by many of Caponigro's most iconic images. Signed in pencil on the half-title page by Paul Caponigro, this title was produced in an edition of 225 copies, this being #61. Written, designed, printed, and bound by Michael Torosian. Fine.
Moser, Barry. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1982/1983. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. 146,  pp.; xxiii, 167,  pp. Folio. Dust jackets are clean, crisp and in mylar covers. Interiors pristine.
An exceptional copy of the first trade edition of Barry Moser's stunning Pennyroyal Press fine press edition of both titles. Signed by Moser on the title page of each volume. Fine / fine.
Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1953. Hardcover. Second Edition. Fifth Printing. xvi, 359 pp. General wear to dust jacket with small tears at edges, soiling, and darkening to spine, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine, slight rubbing to bottom of cover boards, clean within. Very Good / Very Good.
Magliani, Mauro. Milan, Italy: 5 Continents Editions, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Very light scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within.
A celebration of one collection that has focused on documenting tools and implements developed for scientific exploration, measurement, and craft production. A fascinating and stunning visual tour of an amazing collection with essays that illuminate its many aspects. Fine / Fine.
London: John Stockdale, 1800. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xxxi, , 579,  pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather binding with four raised bands and green patch titles with gold titling; marbled paper insets to front and rear covers. Light toning to pages, 14 plates called for and present.
Early biography of Catharine the Great, translated from the French. Very Good.
Brenda, W. T. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii [i], 418  pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with warm orange titling to cover and spine. Slight sunning to spine, general wear overall, bumping to corners including harder compression bump to the front boards lower right corner, minor fraying to head and foot of spine. Interior quite clean with previous owner's name in blue ink on first free endpaper as well as a heavy erasure mark and a small loss at upper right corner of leaf, "Peabody Book Shop, Baltimore" bookseller's label at base of front pastedown near gutter. Contains first state printing of illustrations by W. T. Brenda on glossy stock. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1773, 1774. Quarter Leather. First Edition. , v-viii, 218, v-vii, 221-507,  pp. 8vo. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing and tears where call numbers have been removed. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Franklin and company's proposal for protecting the magazines at Purfleet, Wilson's dissent, and the group's letter saying they stand by their original assertions. Lengthty report on Deluc's development of a new hygrometer that used mercury instead of alcohol as the indicator fluid. Deluc's two folding plate with two separate illustrations was engraved by Basire. Also contains papers by numerous other authors on a variety of.....
London: Royal Society of London, 1858. Hardcover. First Edition. v, , 21, -909 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Arthur Cayley (1821-1895) introduces matrices to simplify the notation which arises in simultaneous linear equations. He further introduces the ideas of unit matrix, matrix addition and multiplication, inverse matrix and powers of matrices. More significantly, Cayley introduces the algebraic notation of matrix calculus, explores the non-commutative algebra associated with matrix multiplication and proves the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem that every matrix satisfies its own characteristic equation. Also contains John P. Gassiot's "The Bakerian Lecture -- On the Stratifications and Dark.....
London: Royal Society of London, 1859. Hardcover. First Edition. vi, , 16, -930 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Arthur Cayley (1821-1895) paper describes imaginary dimensions in geometry, builds up on his three papers, "Memoir on the Theory of Matrices" & "A Memoir on the Automorphic Linear Transformation of Bipartite Quadric Function" in our #27536. Also contains John Gassiot's "On the Stratifications in Electrical Discharges, as Observed in Torricellian and other Vacua.- Second Communication" (pp. 137-160) and William Farr's “On the Construction of Life-Tables, Illustrated by a New Life-Table of the Healthy Districts of England” (pp. 837-878).....