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BALLARD, J. G. The Crystal World.
London : 1966First edition, first impression, in book form. The Crystal World is a considerably expanded version of "Equinox", a two-part serial which appeared in the magazine New Worlds in 1964. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 94134
WRIGHT, L.Artist: Ludlow.Engraved by Vincent Brooks Day & Son Ltd. Mr Matthew Leno's Gold and Silver-Laced Bantams. First Prize at Crystal Palace and Birmingham, 1871.
1890This series, which is widely regarded as the most desirable of the English poultry books contains beautifully lithographed examples of the purebred fowl praising the owner, by implication, and listing, where appropriate, the cup or ribbon won. As decorative as they are also historically accurate. Learn More£60.00
Stock Code: 57916
HIGGENS, Mrs. as "Dick Whittington". The Cat Manual.
London : 1902First and only edition, uncommon Copac lists just 5 locations, BL, NLS, Cambridge, Oxford and TCD. Attractive and practical, this little manual was published some eight years before the founding of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy; "My object in writing this little book, has been to provide novices in the cat fancy with a useful handbook, and,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 125980
GRAY, John Henry. Walks in the City of Canton.
Victoria, Hong Kong, : 1875First edition, extremely uncommon, COPAC locates just 5 copies - BL, V & A, Cambridge, Durham and Leeds, SOAS has only the 1974 reprint. Gray presents a guide-book offering seven detailed itineraries for walks taking in sights around the city, with references linking back to the substantial text providing the historical, social and "ethnographical"... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 90820
(NELSON.) BEATTY, William. Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:
London : 1807First edition, inscribed on behalf of the author in an elegantly flourished secretarial hand on the blank before the frontispiece: "To John Houseman Esqr. with every sentiment of Regard by his friend & humble servant, the author". Beatty (1773-1842) was ship's surgeon on the Victory at Trafalgar; he "joined the navy at an early age, and saw much service... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 128879
SMYTH, Henry DeWolf. A General Account of the Development of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.
Washington DC : 1945The lithoprint edition, the earliest obtainable edition of the Smyth Report, with the ownership inscription and ink stamps of the Manhattan Project's principal metallurgist Frank Foote (1906-1998), a member of the Physics Group headed by Enrico Fermi and one of the Project's leading scientists, "renowned for his contribution to the Manhattan Project... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 83329
SPINOZA, Baruch. Tractatus theologico-politicus.
Hamburg : 1670First edition of Spinoza's great treatise on political theology, a "crystal-clear exposition of the theory of natural right" (PMM). Spinoza's principal work, and the only work published in his lifetime, it blends the traditions of his Hebraic background with Cartesian rationalism. His ethical views are extended into the realm of politics, and contain... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 130116
SHOCKLEY, William. Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors.
New York : 1950First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Thornton Read: As an introduction to germanium research. Bill Shockley. Dec '50". The recipient Thornton Read was an American physicist who with Charles Frank formulated what came to be known as the Frank-Read mechanism for generating dislocations... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 132838
NERI, Antonio. L'arte vetraria distinta in libri sette,
Florence : 1661Second edition, following the Giunti edition of 1612, of the first published textbook of glassmaking. One special appeal of Neri's book was that it revealed the carefully guarded secrets of Venetian glassmakers, which the author had pieced together from working alongside Venetian craftsmen who had relocated to Pisa and Antwerp. "L'arte belongs to the... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 119789
SHECHTMAN, Daniel, et al. Metallic Phase with Long-Range Orientational Order and No Translational Symmetry.
New York : 1984First editions, first impressions of the paper announcing the discovery of quasi-crystals by Daniel Shechtman and the follow-up paper that confirmed his results. Chemist Daniel Shechtman (1941- ) of the Israel Institute of Technology was spending a sabbatical at Johns Hopkins University during the early 1980s when he discovered quasiperiodic crystals,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 86384
WESSEL, Gerard. Jong Holland.
Amsterdam : 1995First edition, first impression. Gerard Wessel, "the Dutch Weegee", captures the nightlife and culture of young people in the mid-1980s to early 90s. "Jong Holland (Young Holland) draws a crystal-clear but also slightly outrageous picture of the first generation of young peple to have grown up in a modern and prosperous Netherlands". (The Dutch Photobook)... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 127373
BOWDEN, B. V. (ed.) Faster Than Thought.
London : 1953First edition, first impression, of "the most widely read early English introduction to electronic computing" (Origins of Cyberspace), a collection of 24 essays by leading experts in the field, including a chapter on computer chess that was one of Alan Turing's final published pieces. The author, Bertram Vivian Bowden (1910-1989) was educated as a physicist... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 118824
FRANKLIN, Rosalind E., & R. G. Gosling. Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate.
London : 1953First edition, offprint issue, of crystallographer Rosalind Franklin's groundbreaking research paper contributing to the identification of the double helix structure of DNA, the most revolutionary discovery in the fields of molecular biology and all other life sciences, appearing alongside equally landmark articles by James Watson, Francis Crick, and... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 126905
COMPTON, Arthur Holly. X-Rays and Electrons.
New York : 1926First US edition, first printing, of the Nobel Prize-winning author's first book, scarce in such bright, fresh condition and with the dust jacket, which is rarely seen in commerce. "In his early days at Princeton, Compton devised an elegant method for demonstrating the Earth's rotation, but he was soon to begin his studies in the field of X-rays. He... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 119916
(CRICK, Francis.) Bourne, Geoffrey. Cytology and Cell Physiology.
Oxford : 1945Francis Crick's copy, with his pencilled signature to the pastedown, of an important cell biology textbook, outlining the biological worldview which Crick was schooled in and which he would ultimately overturn with his joint discovery of DNA in 1953. Though books from Crick's library do appear, relevant scientific texts published before the 1953 paradigm... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 130399