BRAITHWAITE, William Disbound, stitched as issued; needs re-sewing. Contemporary ownership signature of Huddersfield Memorial Library above the title and label indicating dates of check-out and return to the Library pasted onto the verso of the last leaf.
TWAIN, Mark Wood-engraved frontispiece and half title printed on separate leaves, and numerous wood engravings by True Williams and others. An excellent, near-perfect copy in the original decorated publisher's cloth, and preserved in a folding half-morocco clamshell case.
L'HOSPITAL, Marquis Engraved printer's device on title, text vignette, decorative initial and 33 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf, elaborate gilt spine with morocco spine label; interior in excellent shape. Laid in throughout the book are notes annotated in a contemporary hand with details on the text. Bookplate of Charles St. Clair of Hermistoun.
Recherches sur le traitement du cancer par la compression méthodique simple ou combinée, et sur l’histoire générale de la même maladieRECAMIER, J. C. A. With 7 folding plates. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine labels; text leaves toned, some browning and spotting. Laid in is a folded piece of paper with contemporary annotations containing a recipe for a topical ointment for skin ulcers and lesions.
An elementary treatise on determinants, with their application to simultaneous linear equations and algebraical geometryDODGSON, Charles (Lewis Carroll) A magnificent copy with the original cloth covers mounted and bound into full red calf by Rivière, with an elaborate gilt spine and morocco labels. First edition of Dodgson's only full mathematics textbook, which presents his ingenious method for computing the determinant of a square matrix, greatly simplifying what was until then a tedious process of multiple computations. Determinants are useful in the analysis and solution of linear equations. Emerging in connection with the theory of equations, by the nineteenth century determinants had become an increasingly significant area of mathematical study. Dodgson (1832-1898), a logician and lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford, is best known as the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ,Through the Looking Glass, and The Hunting of the Snark, written under his pseudonym Lewis Carroll.
A medico-legal treatise on malpractice and medical evidence, comprising the elements of medical jurisprudenceELWELL, John J. A 4-page publisher's advertising circular bound in before the title page. Later calf-backed cloth boards, spine lable; text leaves somewhat toned but overall an excellent copy.
[EUCLID] Woodcut design in blue and silver on title by Gordon Craig. Diagrams throughout the book in beautiful and delicate colours of green, turquoise, orange, gold, red, rust, pink, toast salmon and lavender. Original black binding with silver letteringx. An uncut copy preserved in the original slipcase.
WHITEHEAD, Alfred North & RUSSELL, Bertrand Original blue cloth, exteriors faintly rubbed and small tear to bottom edge of second volume, still an excellent set. Volume 1 from the library of Thomas Fiske (1865-1944), professor of mathematics at Columbia, and stamp in Volume 3 of René de la Vallée Vital of Brooklyn. FIRST EDITION VOL. 1, SECOND EDITION OF VOLS. 2 AND 3.
EULER, Leonhard With 1 folding engraved plate, woodcut head- and tailpieces. Uniformly bound in contemporary calf, spines rebacked with 5 raised bands and spine label. A wonderful, clean and wide-margined set. The stunning provenance is set forth below.
HEISTER, Laurent With 9 folding engraved plates. Contemporary blind-ruled mottled calf, flat spine, gilt morocco title label, red edges; in very good condition, some minor marginal dampstaining. From the library of Charles Atwood Kofoid with his bookplate, also 2 cancelled ex libris inscriptions on title, old manuscript notes about the seven fields of surgery on the front free endleaf.
The poeticon astronomicon. Being the illustrious astronomer’s exposition of the lore of the world and the heavenly sphere, together with the stories of the planets and constellations: now for the first time rendered complete into English, and reproducing all the original woodcut illustrations from the first illustrated edition printed by Erhard Ratdolt in Venice, 1482HYGINUS, Gaius With 48 woodcuts, large hand-colored initial at the beginning of each book. Printed on Barcham Green all-rag paper and specially bound by Gale Herrick in full blue morocco with red, brown, yellow and orange leather onlays of zodiac signs, based on those designed by Rudolph Koch for The book of signs (London, 1930). Endpapers with pictorial paper onlays from the Ages of man. Tipped in is a binder's note, signed by Gale Herrick, in which the binding process is explained. Preserved in a natural linen clapshell slipcase with paper label.
LAPLACE, Pierre Simon de Contemporary half calf and cloth, calf worn at head of spine and corners; some minor spotting on first few leaves, otherwise a fine copy. Pages 7-34 of the first book with significant contemporary annotations.
A treatise of the diseases of the bones; containing an exact and compleat account of the nature, signs, causes and cures thereof, in all their various kinds. With many new and curious observations concerning the venereal and other distempers; with the newest and best method of practice, in each respective case as also the figures representing the several dressings, machines and instruments here describedPETIT, John-Lewis Numerous text illustrations, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Modern full calf in an Oxford style, spine with elaborate gilt decorations and labels; title and last leaf repaired, some browning and staining. From the library of Jno. S. Niles with his book label pasted over the top half of the first text leaf following the title.
EDDINGTON, Sir Arthur S. With 4 photographic plates, including frontispiece, and numerous text illustrations. Publisher's original cloth, author and title in blind on front cover and in gilt on spine; an excellent, clean copy with the small ownership signature of W.E. Ravenhall on the fly-leaf.
CHEYNE, George Numerous text diagrams and mathematical equations. Contemporary Oxford-style sprinkled calf, a bit worn, front hinge weak but holding; interior excellent. A duplicate from the library of the University of St. Andrews with a contemporary inscription on the title page and a gift inscription, also contemporary, on the verso.