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The question this book addresses is 'What is reality?' The answer(s) may surprise you; you may not believe them. But you will find out how contemporary science views the world. Blue cloth boards, light blue title to spine and blocked design to front. Colour illustrations and b/w diagrams. xiii and 272 pages. Pale browning to outer page edges. Contents are excellent. Slip case is very good - some bumping to edges and marks.
Thomas Tompion has been called the 'Father of clockmakers': without a doubt he was one of the finest horologists in history. This book is a definitive record of Tompion's life and work. Large format. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and one colour. ISBN: 0600386023. Book plate to front pastedown. Text block browned. Page 173-176 (centre of section) not bound in but present (printers error). Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine. Musty odour present.
Diplomat and Inventor 1625-1695. Green cloth. 9 x 7". xvi + 133pp. 12 b/w plates. The life and inventions of a public servant in England. ISBN: 085270061X.
Pale grey/blue cloth with decorations. Colour photos and b/w diagrams. Contained in a nearly fine slip-case.
GRUNDZUGE DER GEOMETRIE VON MEHREREN DIMENSIONEN UND MEHREREN ARTEN GRADLINIGER EINHEITEN IN ELEMENTARER FORM ENTWICKELT
Written by Giuseppe Veronese; A. Schepp.
Stock no. 2133350
Published by Druck Und Verlag Von B.G. Teubner. 1894. Good condition.
Leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine. Text in German. Title: Basic geometries of several dimensions and several types of linear units in elementary form. Heavy wear and scuffing to leather spine and corners; some chipping with a little loss. Scuffing to covers. Front endpaper is MISSING. Some foxing and page browning. Name in ink to front free endpaper.
Seminaire "Sophus Lie" 2e annee 1955/56. Notes edited by Lazard. Large format. Brown card wraps Pale green cloth spine with white paper title label. A few faint marks to rear cover. Small rust spots from staples on spine. Foxing to top edge of textblock, contents fine.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE MIDLAND SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION WINTER SESSION OF 1864-5
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819468
Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co.. 1865. Good condition.
Contents include: On Thor's Cave; On the Nest of the Ten Spined Stickleback; On the Embryo of the Pike; On the Jaw of the British Leopard; On some Peculiarities in the growth of the Hawthorn Tree; and much more. Pink cardwraps. 19 plates at rear. Writing in blue pencil to front cover, covers are unevenly faded and marked/grubby. Backstrip worn and front cover just starting to split from contents because of this. A little unobtrusive annotation to contents in pencil. Text block browned. Plates have some foxing present.
Blue leather spine with gilt title, illustrated boards. Top edge gilt. Colour & b/w illustrations. Minimal bumping and rubbing to spine ends else a super copy in original slipcase.
Black cloth spine with gilt title. Vivid pictorial boards illustrating some of the inventions. From table forks to buttons and underwear! Colour illustrations. 186 pages includes index. Contained in red slipcase which has a tiny spot and a few light scuff marks on one side.
Life and Letters of Edward Lhwyd, second keeper of the Old Ashmolean Museum. His letters, presented in chronological sequence and dating from 1684 to 1704, throw new light upon the first materials upon which he founded his new Sciences. Part of the Oxford Books on the History of Science series. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. 5 b/w plates and numerous text illustrations. 576 pages includes index. All plates present. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly faded with one small mark. A few small foxspots to endpapers, pages lightly tanned else contents clean.
Dr. Plot and the Correspondence of the Philosophical Society of Oxford. Correspondence dating from 1680-1695 recapturing a Golden Age in British Science. Part of the Oxford Books on the History of Science series. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. 10 b/w plates. 434 pages includes index. All plates present. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly faded. Small closed tear in cloth at edge of rear cover. Pages lightly browned with a few foxspots to edge of textblock. Contents clean.
An illustrated history of two pioneers in water treatment and the companies they founded. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0953769607. Text block just slightly grugbby. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine.