Category: Non-Fiction, Text and Reference Books

Sort

showing 136-150 of 159

Image for The Private Lives of Albert Einstein

The Private Lives of Albert Einstein

By: Highfield, Roger and Carter, Paul

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber, 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing


8vo.xii. 355 pgs. Fine grey hardcover in very good+ dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing at corners, else fine. Biograpy of Albert Einstein presents a startling new portrait of his private life. Includes black and white photograhs, family tree, references and bibliography. ISBN 0571167446. #932. View more info

Image for The Properties of Glass [American Chemical Society Monograph Series No. 77].

The Properties of Glass [American Chemical Society Monograph Series No. 77].

By: Morey, George W.

Price: $46.00

Publisher: New York, Reinhold Publishing Corp., 1938

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated


561 pgs. Very Good condition navy blue cloth hardcover.Gilt lettering to spine, light rubbing along edges and corners. Hinges tight, Light foxing to front endpaper near hinge and previous owner stamp (The Toledo Engineering Company), else clean and unmarked throughout. Contents: General Introduction, Preface, The History and Definition of Glass, The Devitrification of Glass, The Composition of Glass, The Chemical Durability of Glass, The Viscosity of Glass, The Annealing... View more info

Image for The Psychoneuroses and Their Treatment by Psychotherapy.

The Psychoneuroses and Their Treatment by Psychotherapy.

By: Dejerine, J. And Gauckler, E.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J.B. Lippincott Co., 1913

Edition: Second English Edition


xii. 395 pgs. Very Good condition red cloth hardcover. Gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, faint sun-faded shadow on front board. Authorized English translation by Smith Ely Jelliffee. This is an original 1913 printing of the second English edition, not a modern reprint. Binding sound, small top edge tear on pg xii, text clean and unmarked. Owner name (R.L. Williston, Northampton, Mass.) stamped on front and rear endpapers. [R.... View more info

Image for The Riddle of the Universe

The Riddle of the Universe

By: Smart, W.M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1970

Edition: Later Printing


x. 228 pgs. Near Fine condition green cloth hardcover, clean and unmarked, binding tight, very slight wear to cloth at edges and corners. Illustrated plates. Author was former Regius professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow and Fison Memorial lecturer. Contents: Preface, The Earth or Sun as Center of the Universe?, The Rule of Law, Towards the Nebulae, Sounding the Depths of Space, Stellar Motions, The Secrets of Light, How Does the Sun Keep on Shining, The Ga... View more info

Image for The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind

The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind

By: Cox, Ian. Editor

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited, 1957

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


135 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, red cloth attactively decorated with gilt in shell motif. Several smudges to front board and light rubbing at edges and corners. Decorated endpapers with identification keys to the shells depicted on them. Owner name on half-title, else clean and unmarked. Generously interspersed with color photographs and illustrations. Contents: Foreword - Lord Godber; Shell: A Word's Pedigree - B. Woledge; The Living Scallop - W.J. Rees; A Symbo... View more info

Image for The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author.

The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author.

By: Smith, Andre

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co., 1930

Edition: Third Printing.


vii.135pgs. Good to Very Good condition blue cloth hard cover. Gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Lettering on spine and edges of cloth somewhat faded, rubbing to cloth at corners. Owner name (Pearl Masterman, February 6, 1934] on front blank, with two of her bookplates on the front endpapers. Frontis and endpaper illustrations depict scenes of set and model building. Illustrations throughout by the author. Scattered throughout text are occasional underlin... View more info

Image for The Story of Medicine

The Story of Medicine

By: Robinson, Victor, M.D.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni, 1931

Edition: First Edition


527 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, black and silver lettering and decoration to spine, silver caduceus of the medical profession decorates front board. Binding sound, light overall wear, with rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, binding sound, light blue stain to rear endpapers, small stylized bookseller ticket [Zeitlin Books, Los Angeles] of a grasshopper (?) at bottom inner corner of rear board. Author was professor of the History of Medicine at Tem... View more info

Image for The Tariff History of the United States. A Series of Essays.

The Tariff History of the United States. A Series of Essays.

By: Taussig, F.W.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York and London, G.P. Putnam's Sons,

Edition: No Previous Printings Indicated


vii. 269 pgs. Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover. This is an original 1888 vintage edition, not a modern reprint, covering the period 1789-1887. Light rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, spine ends frayed, first signature loose but holding, binding otherwise quite sound. Owner inscription on front blank F. Hulse, Aug. 1888, steamship, Shelter Island. Content Sections: Protection to Young Industries as Applied in the United States: I. The argument in general, II... View more info

Image for The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game of Whist [Pole on Whist]

The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game of Whist [Pole on Whist]

By: Pole, William

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, G.W. Carleton & Co., 1883


16mo. 144pgs. Very Good condition dark green cloth with gilt lettering and publishers device on spine. Decorative blindstamping on both front and rear boards. Owner name in pencil on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked throught. Subtitle; From the last London Edition (1879) to Which is Added The Laws and Rules of Whist from "The Portland Club" Code. Contents include Introduction, Explanation of Technical Terms, Theory of the Game, Development of the Theory, ... View more info

Image for The Truth About Garden Remedies. What Works  What Doesn't and Why

The Truth About Garden Remedies. What Works What Doesn't and Why

By: Gillman, Jeff

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, 2006

Edition: First Printing


212 pgs. Fine softcover, as new, clean and unmarked. The title says it all. Informative and engrossing for beginners through garden gurus alike. Each topic presented in the format: theory, practice, the real deal, and what it means to you. Chapters: Basics, Fertilizers and Other Soil and Media Amendments, Water, Biostimulants, Insecticides, Fungicides and Other Disease-Control Agents, Herbicides, Other Pesticides and Protectants, Commercial Pesticides, Concoctions to Be... View more info

Image for The Truth About Organic Gardening. Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line.

The Truth About Organic Gardening. Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line.

By: Gillman, Jeff

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, 2008

Edition: First Printing


208 pgs. Fine softcover, as new, clean and unmarked. The title says it all. Informative and engrossing for beginners through garden gurus alike. Each topic presented in the format: benefits, drawbacks, the bottom line. Chapters: Organic Basics, Understanding Pesticides, Soil Enrichment and Fertilizer, Weed Control, Insect Control, Disease Control, Controlling Birds, Deer, Rodents and Mollusks,Organic Practices and Our Ecosystem, The Question of Organic Food, Conclusions,... View more info

Image for The Unauthorized Anne Rice Companion

The Unauthorized Anne Rice Companion

By: Beahm, George, Editor.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: MO, Andrews and McMeel, MO. 1996. First Edition., 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition softcover. A biographical, bibliographical resource and reference guide. Thematically organised in five sections plus appendices: The Real World of Anne Rice, The Unreal World of Anne Rice, On Anne Rice, Chiaroscuro - Anne Rice and the Cinema and A Look at the Books. ISBN 0836210360. #676. View more info

Image for The Vampire Companion. The Official Guide to Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.

The Vampire Companion. The Official Guide to Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.

By: Ramsland, Katherine

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Ballantine Books, 1993

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 508 pgs. First Edition October 1993. Near Fine condition black cloth hard cover in Near Fine jacket. Both clean and unmarked. Jacket has tiny shallow ding to paper on back edge at spine. Classic chronicle, glossary and guide book to the vampiric fiction of Anne Rice. Illustrated throughout. Includes glossary, time lines, vampire atlases (ancient world, modern world), San Francisco, New Orleans and the French Quarter, France, Paris, The Gathering of Immortals, Voyag... View more info

Image for The Vanilla Chef.

The Vanilla Chef.

By: Rain, Patricia

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A., Vanilla Queen Press, 2002

Edition: First Printing


8vo. 190 pgs. Fine condition softcover pb, clean and unmarked. First Printing, with an errata slip laid in. More than a book of delicious vanilla recipes, this book also contains information about its history, lore, botany, ethnobotany, cultivation, usage as a diverse ingredient and how to discern the differences among vanilla products. Complete in itself, it follows the first vanilla book written by Patricia Rain, "The Vanilla Cookbook". Contents: Introduction, ... View more info

Image for The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.

The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.

By: Goldblatt, Peter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press, 1993

Edition: First Edition


8vo. vi.139 pgs. Near Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Very faint shelf rubbing to bottom edges, else fine. Illustrated throughout with water colors by Fay Anderson and line drawings by Margo Branch. Concise yet systematic study of these South African perennial irises. Contents include: preface, introduction, history, morphology, characteristics, phylogeny and evolution, geology, ecology and speciation, cultivation, Nivenia (species), Klattia (species), Wistenia (sp... View more info