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THE SURVIVAL OF CHARLES DARWIN: A Biography of a Man and an Idea.
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THE SURVIVAL OF CHARLES DARWIN: A Biography of a Man and an Idea.

By Clark, Ronald W.

New York: Random House, (1984)., (1984).. Very good. - Octavo, gray boards backed with dark blue cloth & titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The rear panel of the dust wrapper is lightly rubbed & there are tiny chips to the top of its front panel & the head of its spine. x & 449 pages. 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations. The top edge of the book is lightly foxed. Very good. First edition.

$15.00

ORIGINAL SILVER PRINT PHOTOGRAPH BY FARR OF AMERICAN BIOLOGIST AND ICHTHYOLOGIST IDA MELLEN INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HER.
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ORIGINAL SILVER PRINT PHOTOGRAPH BY FARR OF AMERICAN BIOLOGIST AND ICHTHYOLOGIST IDA MELLEN INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HER.

By Mellen, Ida May. (1877-1970). American ichthyologist and biologist who worked at the New York Aquarium from 1916 to 1929.

(May 21, 1929)., 1929).. Good. - Approximately 10 inch high by 8 inch wide original silver print portrait of Ida May Mellen. Inscribed and signed in black ink across the lower right of the photograph: "To Seymour Halpern / with my compliments / Ida Mellen". The top right corner is chipped with a small piece out. The inscription is penned on a dark background but is quite legible. Good. A head-and-shoulders pleasant-looking portrait of Mellen with a mop of frizzy hair, wearing wire-rimmed glasses and a dark blouse or dress with a medallion on a decorative band around her neck.Ida May Mellen [1877-1970] was an American ichthyologist and biologist. With very little scientific education she nevertheless achieved her lifelong dream of pursuing the biological sciences when, at the age of 41, she became the first female officer of the New York Aquarium. She remained at the Aquarium until 1929, acting as Secretary to the Director Charles H. Townsend and later becoming involved in the organization's scientific work. After leaving the Aquarium she continued her own research and wrote, not just on fish, but on a variety of topics, publishing fiction and nonfiction. She used the pseudonyms George Otis and Esmeralda de Mar.The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

$150.00

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.

$250.00

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.

$250.00

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

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