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Technical Report No. 74-69: ARTILLERY-LAUNCHED CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICE (CCD) TV RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEM. By Edward Willett, Space and Defense Systems Division Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corporation; and H.C. Forst, Communications & Electronic Branch Land Warfare Laboratory. June 1974 Final Report.
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Technical Report No. 74-69: ARTILLERY-LAUNCHED CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICE (CCD) TV RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEM. By Edward Willett, Space and Defense Systems Division Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corporation; and H.C. Forst, Communications & Electronic Branch Land Warfare Laboratory. June 1974 Final Report.

By Willett, Edward; and Forst, H.C.

United States Army Land Warfare Laboratory, 1974., 1974.. Very good. - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in light blue printed wrappers backed with a black vinyl spine. The edges of the covers are faintly foxed. 71 pages, with full-page and textual illustrations and charts throughout. Very good. First edition.An unclassified report discussing the "test, evaluation, and analysis of a charged coupled device (CCD) imagery system as might be deployed in artillery launched, parachute dropped, aerial reconnaissance system...." - [Quoted from the project's "Abstract"].Fairchild Systems was a United States defense contractor. The San Francisco Chronicle described the company as "one of the legendary names of Silicon Valley" and noted that its Bay Area operations were a training ground for the engineers who went on to found Intel and other top semiconductor companies.

$250.00

SOLID STATE MULTI-SPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEM. Proposal No. ED-CX-16 / 8 May 1970 / (S.I. 300, 051).
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SOLID STATE MULTI-SPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEM. Proposal No. ED-CX-16 / 8 May 1970 / (S.I. 300, 051).

By Yutkowitz, C. K.; Gutlove, Norman; Engineering Section Manager.

Syosset, NY: Fairfield Space and Defense Systems, 1970., 1970.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], softcover. The contents are bound into a red stiff-paper file folder with a red plastic binder. A rectangular keyhole reveals the title on the first page of the report. The publisher's name is printed in gilt at bottom right. The binding is slightly rubbed with the inner corners of the folder lightly creased. [4] leaves, pages 1-26 and 6 diagrams, 3 tables & a folding chart. Very good. First editionFairchild Systems was a United States defense contractor. The San Francisco Chronicle described the company as "one of the legendary names of Silicon Valley" and noted that its Bay Area operations were a training ground for the engineers who went on to found Intel and other top semiconductor companies.The authors write: "[This] experiment is designed to permit identification of distinguishing spectral, spatial and temporal features of the Earth by obtaining a multi-spectral image record from an aircraft at a resolution of 32 ft. / element, and 60 ft. / element from a satellite, using a solid state imaging system...".Mounted on the front of the folder is the address label of Edward Willett who worked as an engineer at Fairchild Systems.

$250.00

LINE SCAN SIMULATION STUDY. Proposal No. ED-CL-36 / 1 6 April 1969 / (S.I. 225, 044).
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LINE SCAN SIMULATION STUDY. Proposal No. ED-CL-36 / 1 6 April 1969 / (S.I. 225, 044).

By Wakeman, R.; Proposal Manager; Gutlove, N. Advanced Systems & Analysis Section Manager.

Syosset, NY: Fairfield Space and Defense Systems, 1969., 1969.. Good. - Quarto [approximately 11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], softcover. The contents are bound into a red stiff-paper file folder with a red plastic binder. A rectangular keyhole reveals the title on the first page of the report. The publisher's name is printed in gilt at bottom right. The binding is warped from improper storage. There is a tear & crease to the top edge of the keyhole. The corners & top edges of the folder are lightly creased. [1], i-iv, 43 pages and 8 diagrams & 1 plate. Good. First editionFairchild Systems was a United States defense contractor. The San Francisco Chronicle described the company as "one of the legendary names of Silicon Valley" and noted that its Bay Area operations were a training ground for the engineers who went on to found Intel and other top semiconductor companies.The authors write: "Recently, several high resolution, real time electronic photographic systems have appeared,some only in the development stage, but others as actual hardware. Some of these acquire data on a line-by-line basis and, therefore, present new problems of image distortion not encountered in frame type photography. It is the purpose of this study, herein proposed, to examine these problems, simulate their effects and develop techniques for reassembling the data into undistorted imagery.Mounted on the front of the folder is the address label of Edward Willett who worked as an engineer at Fairchild Systems.

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A REPORT OF DEVELOPMENTS AT FAIRCHILD IN THE AREA OF HIGH DENSITY, LINEAR PHOTOARRAYS. Report No. ED-JX-4. 31 March 1970.
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A REPORT OF DEVELOPMENTS AT FAIRCHILD IN THE AREA OF HIGH DENSITY, LINEAR PHOTOARRAYS. Report No. ED-JX-4. 31 March 1970.

By Heacock, William J.; Dyck, Dr. Rudolph H.

Syosset, NY: Fairfield Space and Defense Systems, 1970., 1970.. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], softcover. The contents are bound into a red stiff-paper file folder with a red plastic binder. A rectangular keyhole reveals the title on the first page of the report. The publisher's name is printed in gilt at bottom right. The binding is slightly warped from improper storage. The top corner of the rear cover is creased. [v] pages, pages 1-14 plus 31 diagrams & charts. Very good. First editionFairchild Systems was a United States defense contractor. The San Francisco Chronicle described the company as "one of the legendary names of Silicon Valley" and noted that its Bay Area operations were a training ground for the engineers who went on to found Intel and other top semiconductor companies.The authors write: "This document is a record of the presentation recently made at The Pentagon jointly by Dr. R. H. Dyck of Fairchild Semiconductor Research and Development Laboratory and Mr. W. J. Heacock of Fairchild Space and Defense Systems. Dr. Dyck dealt with the developments at Fairchild Semiconductor that have resulted in several different silicon large scale integration photosensor arrays. Mr. Heacock related the theory and practice of processing the array output signals to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio.".Mounted on the front of the folder is the address label of Edward Willett who worked as an engineer at Fairchild Systems.

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SOLID STATE TECHNOLOGY STUDY. Contract F  33615-72-C-1036. Control No. 2731. Final Technical Report 29 September 1972. Submitted to: Air Force Avionics Laboratory / Wright Patterson Air Force Base / Ohio 45433.
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SOLID STATE TECHNOLOGY STUDY. Contract F 33615-72-C-1036. Control No. 2731. Final Technical Report 29 September 1972. Submitted to: Air Force Avionics Laboratory / Wright Patterson Air Force Base / Ohio 45433.

By Hart, E.; Sr. Staff Engineer; Gutlove, N.; Manager, Solid State Imaging Section.

Syosset, NY: Fairfield Space and Defense Systems, 1972., 1972.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-2/4 inches wide], softcover. The contents are bound into a red stiff-paper file folder with a red plastic binder. A rectangular keyhole reveals the title on the first page of the report. The publisher's name is printed in gilt at bottom right. The binding is warped from improper storage. (3), 106 pages plus 4 charts & 10 plates. The sections are divided by blue stiff paper sheets with printed tabs. Illustrated with full-page graphs, diagrams & photographic illustrations. Very good First editionFairchild Systems was a United States defense contractor. The San Francisco Chronicle described the company as "one of the legendary names of Silicon Valley" and noted that its Bay Area operations were a training ground for the engineers who went on to found Intel and other top semiconductor companies.The authors write: "The purpose of the study was to investigate the characteristics of linear photodiode arrays, in order to determine how useful the devices would be in measuring photographic densities. Breadboard electronics and an optical bench were configured to permit laboratory testing of selected units, and the resultant data has been analyzed with respect to specific instrument applications."

$450.00

The SIGNATURE of the American scientist & surveyor ALEXANDER DALLAS BACHE from the close of a letter.
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The SIGNATURE of the American scientist & surveyor ALEXANDER DALLAS BACHE from the close of a letter.

By Bache, Alexander Dallas (1806-1867). American physicist, scientist and surveyor.

Good. - A 1-1/2 inch high by 4-1/8 inch wide fragment of paper cut from the close of a letter bearing the signature of the American scientist, physicist and surveyor. Signed "Alex. Dallas Bache". Fragments of paper adhere to a red wax seal at right. The paper has been roughly clipped. Good. The great grandson of Benjamin Franklin, the American physicist, scientist and surveyor Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) erected coastal fortifications along the American coastline and conducted a detailed survey to map the coastline of the mid-eastern U.S.

$25.00

THE LIFE AND WORKS OF THE HONOURABLE ROBERT BOYLE.

By More, Louis Trenchard.

London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1944., 1944.. Good. - Large octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Burgundy cloth titled in gilt on the spine, in a pictorial dust wrapper. The edges of the foxed and soiled dust jacket are chipped and torn with small pieces out from the top edge and corners and a larger piece out from the head of the jacket's spine. xii & 313 pages. The endpapers and pastedowns are darkened and soiled and the pages are slightly darkened. Good. <p>First edition.

$10.00

DIESEL PLAN BOOK AND ENGINE CATALOG. VOLUME TWO. Industrial - Marine - Transportation - Aviation.

By Anderson, John W., editor.

New York: Rex W. Wadman, Publisher / Printed and Distributed by Diesel Engines, Inc., 1937., 1937.. Good. - Quarto, 13-3/4 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide. Spiral bound blue boards titled in gilt, with a red plastic spiral along the spine. The covers are rubbed with slight wear to the corners and edges and small white stains to the front cover. The plastic spiral is cracked with pieces out from the top and bottom. 320 pages, with profuse textual and full-page illustrations, including blueprints. There is scattered foxing and soiling, especially to the endpapers, title page and last leaf. There are a couple of tears and chips to the top edge of the front endpaper and the corners of several pages are creased. There is minor chipping and creasing to the front edge of a few pages. Good. <p>First edition of volume 2. The first volume, not here present, was published in 1936.

$25.00

ANALYSIS, DETECTION AND COMMERCIAL VALUE OF THE RARE METALS. A treatise on the occurrence and distribution of the Rare Metals and Earths, the methods of determination and their commercial value in the arts and industries with a historical and statistical review of each.

By Ohly, Dr. J.

Denver, Colorado: Industrial Printing & Publishing Company, 1903., 1903.. Fair. - Octavo, burgundy cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & the spine. The covers are rubbed and stained with wear to the edges and corners. 216 pages plus 2 pages of ads, with a folding chart. The hinges and text block are cracked and the binding is shaken. There are a couple of short tears. A fair complete copy. <p>First edition.<p>Mortimer L. Hindman's copy annotated by him on the front endpaper "Received from The Mining Reporter, Thursday, Nov. 5 / 1903" and his extensive notes on the page opposite the title page and on the copyright page. Additional notes are penned throughout and a few newspaper clippings are tipped in throughout.

$20.00

English Biologist and Advocate of Darwin's Theory of Evolution THOMAS H. HUXLEY'S AUTOGRAPH, SIGNED IN FULL.
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English Biologist and Advocate of Darwin's Theory of Evolution THOMAS H. HUXLEY'S AUTOGRAPH, SIGNED IN FULL.

By Huxley, Thomas H. (1825-1895). English biologist often referred to as "Darwin's Bulldog".

circa 1860-70. [1870]., [1870].. Very good. - Thomas H. Huxley's full signature on 2-1/2 inch high by 4-1/4 inch wide creamy paper with the "Geological Survey of England and Wales" seal embossed in blind at the top. Signed "Thomas H. Huxley". Likely once folded with a vertical crease down the center. There is minor foxing to the top. Very good. <p>Known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his staunch advocacy of Darwin's theory of evolution, the English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) was one of the finest comparative anatomists of the 19th century. His comparison of Archaeopteryx with Compsognathus led him to the conclusion that birds were descended from small carnivorous dinosaurs.

$125.00

THE ENGINEERING MAGAZINE; Devoted to Industrial Progress. Vol. IV. No. 6. March, 1893.
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THE ENGINEERING MAGAZINE; Devoted to Industrial Progress. Vol. IV. No. 6. March, 1893.

By (Griffin, Henry A.; Hazen, H.A.; Gribble, Theodore Graham; et al). Dunlap, John R.; editor.

New York: The Engineering Magazine Company, 1893., 1893.. Fair. - Octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in buff paper wraps, titled with illustrations in black on the front cover. The covers are soiled, darkened and heavily chipped. The front cover is detached and sections of the spine have perished. pages [1]-30, [i]-[viii], 799-950 and [33]-88, with profuse textual illustrations and pictorial ads throughout. The pages are darkened and there is some dampstaining to the front edges of a few pages. There are penciled marks in the margins of the index to technical periodicals. A complete issue. <p>Among articles worth noting is an illustrated article on "Ship-Building on the Great Lakes" by Henry A. Griffin and a nineteenth century article on climate change by meteorologist Henry Allen Hazen (1849-1900) titled "Is the Climate Changing?".<p>The civil engineer Theodore Graham Gribble (1851-1947) who from 1886 to 1890 was the chief engineer to the Hawaiian Railways and Tramways, and later to the elevated railway of Chicago has contributed an article on the "American Annexation of Hawaii". In 1893, foreign residents of Honolulu, consisting mostly of Americans, instigated a coup d'etat against Queen Liliuokalani who reigned until then over the Kingdom of Hawaii. Using the unrest as a pretext they then urged John L. Stevens, the American foreign minister, to call in the U.S. marines to protect American interests, an action which effectively supported their rebellion. The Republic of Hawaii was thus born and annexation, their ultimate goal, finally occured in 1898.

$50.00

EARTH RESOURCES SATELLITES: Hearings before the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate; Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session; on S. 2350...and S. 3484...; August 6, 8, 9, and September 18, 1974.
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EARTH RESOURCES SATELLITES: Hearings before the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate; Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session; on S. 2350...and S. 3484...; August 6, 8, 9, and September 18, 1974.

By U,S Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

Washington, DC: U.S Government Printing Office, 1974., 1974.. Good. - Octavo, softcover, bound in stapled printed self-wrappers. v & 335 pages. There is some minor soiling to the title page & fore-edge. Black-and-white illustrations. A number of top & bottom page corners are bumped & there is creasing to the front edges of the last few leaves. Good. <p>The two bills S. 2350 and S. 3484 were intended to establish an Office of Earth Resources Survey Systems within NASA and an Earth Resources Observation Administration within the Department of the Interior. Both proposals were designed to move the Earth Resources Technology Satellite system from an experimental to an operational phase. Dr. James C. Fletcher, Administrator of NASA, objected, stating that splitting the Earth Resources Satellite system between two different departments would adversely affect NASA's activities in this area.

$125.00

REFLECTIONS ON BIG SCIENCE.
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REFLECTIONS ON BIG SCIENCE.

By Weinberg, Alvin M.

Cambridge, MA: The M.I.T. Press, (1968)., (1968).. Very good. INSCRIBED TO AMERICAN SCIENTIST WARREN WEAVER AND SIGNED BY ALVIN M. WEINBERG - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue, green & white wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed with a tiny piece out of the tail of the spine. vii & 182 pages. There is a small area of light foxing to the fore-edge. Very good. <p>First paperback edition.<p>Essays on the state and future direction of science and science education, inscribed to fellow scientist Warren Weaver on the half-title and signed "Alvin M. Weinberg / 11/6/69".<p>Warren Weaver [1894-1978] was an American scientist, mathematician and science administrator. He is recognized as one of the pioneers of machine translation and his memorandum "Translation", written in 1949, is said to be the single most influential publication in the early days of machine translation. He was an important figure in creating support for science in the United States not least because of his influence with major policy-makers in U.S. government agencies.

$50.00

RESEARCHES ON MOLECULAR ASYMMETRY OF NATURAL ORGANIC PRODUCTS (1860).
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RESEARCHES ON MOLECULAR ASYMMETRY OF NATURAL ORGANIC PRODUCTS (1860).

By Pasteur, Louis.

Edinburgh [Scotland]: E. & S. Livingstone Ltd, 1948., 1948.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wrappers. The spine is slightly darkened & the rear cover is lightly foxed. The bottom corner of the front cover is lightly creased. 46 pages. Good. <p>Alembic Club Reprints No. 14.<p>Two lectures published by the Chemical Society of Paris in a volume titled "Lecons de Chimie Professees en 1860" [Paris, 1861].

$10.00

THE ELECTROLYSIS OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS: Papers by Hermann Kolbe (1845-1868).
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THE ELECTROLYSIS OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS: Papers by Hermann Kolbe (1845-1868).

By Kolbe, Hermann.

Edinburgh [Scotland]: The Alembic Club, 1947., 1947.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue stiff wrappers. 56 pages. 1 full-page black-and-white illustration, tables & mathematical formulas. Very good. <p>Alembic Club Reprints No. 15.

$10.00

RESPIRATION AND THE LAVOISIER TRADITION: THEORY AND MODIFICATION, 1777-1850.
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RESPIRATION AND THE LAVOISIER TRADITION: THEORY AND MODIFICATION, 1777-1850.

By Culotta, Charles A.

Philadelphia, PA; The American Philosophical Society, 1972., 1972.. Very good. - Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed olive green wrappers. There is light creasing to the bottom edges of the wraps & the top corner of the rear wrap. 41 pages. Illustrated in black & white with a few tables & diagrams. There is a small area of very light creasing to the bottom edges of the leaves. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>"Transactions of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge. New Series--Volume 62, Part 3, 1972".

$10.00

SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS (13th to 19th Century): The Collection of J. A. Billmeir, Esq.
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SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS (13th to 19th Century): The Collection of J. A. Billmeir, Esq.

By Josten, C. H.

London: Frank Partridge & Sons, (1954)., (1954).. Good. - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial cream-colored wrappers. The binding is soiled & foxed with the spine & extremities darkened & some tiny stains to the front wrap. The head of the spine is chipped. 43 & [2] pages and colophon with 16 pages of illustrations in gray & black on a cream ground. The contents are very good. Good. <p>Catalog of a collection of 153 scientific instruments assembled by J. A. Billmeir and exhibited by Frank Partridge & Sons. The instruments, which include sundials, astrolabes, armillary spheres, nocturnals and topographical instruments, illustrate the advance of astronomy and mathematics from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century. The introduction to the catalog is by C. H. Josten.

$25.00

A QUANTUM MECHANICAL STUDY OF THE OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIALS OF QUINONES: Academic dissertation.
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A QUANTUM MECHANICAL STUDY OF THE OXIDATION-REDUCTION POTENTIALS OF QUINONES: Academic dissertation.

By de Heer, Jozef.

Amsterdam: D. B. Centen, 1950., 1950.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in cream-colored wrappers, The wraps are unevenly darkened with a stain to the rear wrap. The spine & the adjacent edges of the wraps are darkened where the spine appears to have once been reinforced with tape. A compliment slip has been stapled to the top corner of the inside front wrap and 3 small pieces of brown tape have been used to cover up the staples on the front cover. 114 & [5] pages. Illustrated with diagrams, tables & mathematical formulas. There is some staining to the top end of the fore-edge & to the top edge of the book. Good. <p>A doctoral thesis from the University of Amsterdam. The text is in English with a title page partially in Dutch, as well as summaries in Dutch.<p>Rare in commerce.

$50.00

THE PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS AND COLLECTIONS, [FROM THE YEAR 1665, TO THE YEAR 1750] ABRIDGED AND DISPOS'D UNDER GENERAL HEADS. (A complete set of first editions contemporaneously bound in 11 volumes).
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THE PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS AND COLLECTIONS, [FROM THE YEAR 1665, TO THE YEAR 1750] ABRIDGED AND DISPOS'D UNDER GENERAL HEADS. (A complete set of first editions contemporaneously bound in 11 volumes).

By (Royal Society: Newton, Isaac; Halley, Edmond; Herschel, William; Middleton, Capt. Christopher; et al.). Lowthrop, John; Motte, Benjamin; Reid, Andrew; Gray, John; Martyn, John (editors).

London: Bennet, Knaplock, Wilkin, et al, 1705 through 1756. [1705]., [1705].. Good. A COMPLETE SET OF FIRST EDITIONS OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, ABRIDGED, PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH COPPER PLATE ENGRAVINGS, MANY FOLDING, INCLUDING THE RARE KINO MAP OF CALIFORNIA - Quarto, 9-1/2 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide. Eleven volumes uniformly bound in paneled brown mottled calf with gilt decorated panels between raised bands and red leather title labels on the spines. The leather covers are heavily rubbed and scuffed with wear to the corners and extremities. The heads and tails of the spines are chipped and the leather is split and worn along the spines. The front and rear hinges of most volumes are split but holding by the cords, though the rear cover of the seventh volume and the front cover of the eighth volume are detached and the front blank of the eighth volume is loose. A substantial set illustrated with 272 copper plate engravings & maps, mostly folding, and 7 tables and charts, all but one folding. The set is also enhanced with elaborate engraved head-pieces and initials. Included among the plates is the rare Kino map of California entitled "A Passage by Land to California Discover'd by the Rev. Father Eusebius Francis Kino Jesuite between ye years 1698 and 1701", the first map to accurately depict the region. Another significant map is Thomas Shaw's map of the Kingdom of Tunis, entitled "To the Honourable Sr. Hans Sloane Bart. President of the Royal Society &c. This Map of the Kingdom of Tunis is with all Respect dedicated by his most obedient and humble Servant. Thomas Shaw. Algier July 7th 1729". This map preceded a subsequent variant which Thomas Shaw published in his 1738 book "Travels in Barbary and the Levant". E.W. Stackhouse's attractive armorial bookplate is mounted on the front pastedown of each volume. A couple of front endpapers are detached. Otherwise, except for minor flaws noted in the elaborate description which follows, the contents are in remarkably bright condition with crisply printed text and strong impressions of the profuse copper engraved plates. A complete set, all first editions.These first editions of the exhaustive publications of the Royal Society's "Philosophical Transactions" are here published, complete, in 11 volumes. These volumes covering the transactions of the Society from 1665 to 1750 were published in 4 different printings published from 1705 through 1756, enumerated below:"The Philosophical Transactions and Collections, to the End of the Year 1700. Abridged and Dispos'd under General Heads. In Three Volumes. By John Lowthorp, M.A. and F.R.S.". London: Bennet, Knaplock, Wilkin, 1705. The first volume containing "The Mathematical Papers" collates as follows: [8] pages, pages 1-454, pages 543-708, and [47] pages. Complete with page numbers skipped as published. This volume is illustrated with 7 folding copper plate engravings. The second volume contains "The Physiological Papers" which collate as follows: [4] pages, and pages 1-915, illustrated with 14 folding copper plate engravings. There is marginal worming to the first 30 pages, not touching the text. The third volume, in two parts: "The First Containing all the Anatomical Medical and Chymical, And the Second all the Philological and Miscellaneous Papers" collates as follows: [4] pages, pages 1-[372], 373-688, and [19] pages, illustrated with 12 folding copper plate engravings. There are tears in pages 475 though 479 without loss."The Philosophical Transactions From the Year MDCC. (Where Mr. Lowthorp ends) To the Year MDCCXX. Abridg'd and Dispos'd under General Heads. In Two Volumes. By Benj. Motte". London: Printed for R. Wilkin, R. Robinson, S. Ballard, W. and J. Innys, and J. Osborn, 1721. Part 1, representing volume 4 of this set, containing "The Mathematical Papers" collates as follows: [2] leaves, pages [i]-viii, [20] pages, pages [1]-256, 225-432, and [1]-228 (misnumbered as published), illustrated with 16 copper plate engravings, including 14 folding, and 3 tables, including 2 folding. Part 2, representing volume 5 of this set, collates as follows: [4] pages, pages 1-399, [1] page, pages [1]-265, and [6] pages. This volume is illustrated with 42 copper plate engravings, including 32 folding (plates 1 & 2 of the first section are on the same sheet). Two significant maps are among the copper plate engravings contained within this volume. Opposite page 196 of the second part, is found the folding map entitled "A Map of the New Philippine Islands" engraved by A. Johnson. Opposite the description of California which begins on page 211 of the second part, is found the rare Kino map entitled "A Passage by Land to California Discover'd by the Rev. Father Eusebius Francis Kino Jesuite between ye years 1698 and 1701". The edges of plate 14, opposite page 356, are creased.The first map to accurately depict the region, Father Kino's map disproved the theory that California was an island. A Jesuit missionary, the cartographer Eusebio Francisco Kino had initially accepted the common European misconception that California was an island. Once in Mexico, he undertook a series of overland expeditions from northern Sonora to areas near the Colorado River's delta in an effort to provide easier routes between the Jesuit missions in Sonora and Baha California. Kino became convinced that a land connection existed and his report and 1701 map showing California as a peninsula were sent to Europe. An important English version of the map was published in the "Philosophical Transactions...." The map, an accurate depiction of the lower California region, shows the correct positions of the Colorado River, the Gila River, the Sonoran Desert and a large section of what would later become Arizona."The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1720, to the Year 1732) Abridged and Disposed under General Heads. By Mr. Reid and John Gray, A.M.F.R.S. Vol. VI. Containing Part I. The Mathematical Papers. Part II. The Physiological Papers. Part III. The Anatomical and Medical Papers. Part IV. The Philological and Miscellaneous Papers." London: Printed for William Innys and Richard Manby, Printers to the Royal Society, at the West End of St. Paul's, 1733. This 6th volume is here bound into 2 volumes. The first, comprising volume 6 of this set, containing Part I, "The Mathematical Papers" collates as follows: [16] leaves and pages [1]-400, illustrated with 12 folding copper plate engravings, including a folding plate of Hadley's telescope opposite page 152, a folding table, and a large folding map of Tunis by Thomas Shaw (Algier July 7th, 1729) appearing opposite page 382. The inner edge of the map is creased. There is a tear to page 137 with no loss. Parts 2, 3, and 4 of volume six are here bound into volume 7 of this set, with it's own title page. The collation for this volume is as follows: [1] leaf, pages 1-252, pages [1]-332, pages [1]-76, and [8] pages. This volume is illustrated with 14 copper plate engravings and a folding table. There is minor worming to the last 16 pages, just touching on an occasional letter.Thomas Shaw's map of the Kingdom of Tunis "To the Honourable Sr. Hans Sloane Bart. President of the Royal Society &c. This Map of the Kingdom of Tunis is with all Respect dedicated by his most obedient and humble Servant. Thomas Shaw. Algier July 7th 1729" preceded it's subsequent publication in Shaw's 1738 book "Travels in Barbary and the Levant". The English cleric and cartographer Thomas Shaw went to Queens College, in Oxford. After entering the order, he was appointed Chaplain in Algiers. He drew his map of Tunis during his stay and, elected a member of the Royal Society upon his return, published his map.The Supplement entitled "The Philosophical Transactions (For the Year 1732) Abridged: Being a Supplement to Mr. Reid's and Mr. Gray's Abridgment". London: Printed for W. Innys in Pater-noster-row, and R. Manby and H.S. Cox on Ludgate-Hill, 1747, is bound in at the front of volume 8 of this set. The pagination to this supplement is as follows: [4] pages, pages [1]-107, and [1] page, illustrated with 6 folding copper-plate engravings. The contents of this supplement include a meteorological account of an eruption of Mount Vesuvius by Nicholas Cyrillus; an account of observations made on board the Chatham Yacht for a trial of an instrument for taking angles by John Hadley in 1732; and Alexander Stuart, M.D.'s article on experiments to prove the existence of a fluid in the nerves.Bound into this eighth volume following the supplement are the first parts of "The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1732, to the Year 1744) Abridged, and Disposed under General Heads, The Latin Papers being translated into English. By John Martyn, F.R.S. Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge. In Two Volumes. Viz. Vol. VIII. Containing, Part I. The Mathematical Papers. Part II. The Physiological Papers. Vol IX. Containing, Part III. The Anatomical and Medical Papers. Part IV. The Historical and Miscellaneous Papers." London: Printed for W. Innys, C. Hitch, T. Astley in Pater-noster-Row, T. Woodward, C. Davis in Holbourn, and R. Manby and H.S. Cox on Ludgate Hill, 1747. The first 2 parts, as described in the title, are here bound into volume 8 of this set following the Supplement. The collation is as follows: pages [i]-xxviii, [1] leaf, pages [1]-376, [1] leaf, pages [377]-847, illustrated with 32 folding copper plate engravings and 2 folding charts. The 2 charts are observations of latitude, variation of the magnetic needle, and weather made by Captain Christopher Middleton during voyages made from London to Hudson's Bay in 1731 and 1735. The third and fourth parts, as described in the title, are bound in volume 9 of this set and collates as follows: [1] leaf, pages [1]-503, and [25] pages, illustrated with 29 folding copper plate engravings, including a folding view of "Par Bay", Cornwall opposite page 454. A letter from Rev. John Clayton to Dr. Grew relating to Virginia in 1687 is published on pages 465 through 475 of this volume. There is a tear to page 341 without loss and early ink notes are penned on pages 486 through 490."The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1743, to the Year 1750) Abridged, and Disposed under General Heads. The Latin Papers being translated into English. By John Martyn, F.R.S. Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge. Volume the Tenth. Containing, Part I. The Mathematical Papers. Part II. The Physiological Papers. Part III. The Anatomical and Medical Papers. Part IV. The Historical and Miscellaneous Papers." London: Printed for Lockyer Davis and Charles Reymers, against Gray's-Inn-Gate, Holborn, Printers to the Royal-Society, 1756. The first 2 parts of this 10th volume, The Mathematical Papers and The Physiological Papers, bound in volume 10 of this set collate as follows: pages [i]-xxviii, and pages [1]-797, illustrated with 37 folding copper plate engravings including a folding plate of an Equatorial Telescope built by James Short. The last 2 parts, The Anatomical and Medical Papers and The Historical and Miscellaneous Papers, bound into volume 11 of this set, collate as follows: [1] page, pages [798]-1393, and [15] pages, illustrated with 50 folding copper plate engravings. "The Crounian Lectures on Muscular Motion" by James Parsons published on pages 1114 through 1205 are illustrated with 8 plates. A superb copper plate engraving of "The Opah or King Fish" is engraved opposite page 880. A copper plate illustrating Siamese Twins, with details showing their development in the womb, is engraved opposite page 1216. Two copper plates, including a map and a survey of Roman Works in Yorkshire where Delgovitia may have been are bound opposite page 1254. These plates are respectively entitled "A Map of Part of Yorkshire: with the Roman Roads leading to and from Delgovitia" and "A Survey of the Roman Works in Yorkshire where the Ancient Town of Delgovitia is supposed to have stood". Though it's location is unknown, several scholars have postulated various locations for the ancient Romano-British town of Delgovitia (Delgovicia) which was mentioned by the geographer of Ravenna and which is also mentioned in the Antonine Itinerary as being east of Eboracum (Roman York). There is minor worming in the lower margins of pages 1353 to the end of this volume, touching on a very few letters.As stated by The Royal Society: "In 1662, the newly formed 'Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge' was granted a charter to publish by King Charles II and on 6 March 1665, the first issue of Philosophical Transactions was published under the visionary editorship of Henry Oldenburg, who was also the Secretary of the Society. The first volumes of what was the world's first scientific journal were very different from today's journal, but in essence it served the same function; namely to inform the Fellows of the Society and other interested readers of the latest scientific discoveries. As such, Philosophical Transactions established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review, which have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since...."

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THE EARLY HISTORY OF CHLORINE.
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THE EARLY HISTORY OF CHLORINE.

By Scheele, Carl Wilhelm; et al.

Edinburgh [Scotland]: The Alembic Club, 1905., 1905.. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped. There are some tiny white marks to the covers & their edges are darkened. The spine is darkened with its head & tail lightly chipped. 48 & [1] pages plus a 2-page publisher's catalog & colophon. The endpapers are darkened with light offsetting to the pastedowns. The fore-edge is foxed. Good. <p>Alembic Club Reprints No. 13. Papers by Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1774), C. L. Berthollet (1785), Guyton de Morveau (1787), J. L. Gay-Lussac and A. J. Thenard (1809).

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