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1 Bacon, Francis. [Humphries, Sydney; Editor]. Bacon's Essays. Sydney Edition, Edited by Sydney Humphries.
London: Adam & Charles Black, MCMXII. 
Royal octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to spine, uncut, decorative initials, xxx, 370 pp. Very Good+, with lightly bumped corners and slight rubbing to edges. “The Essays of Francis Bacon Baron Verulam Viscount St. Albans are here reprinted from an edition dated MDCLXXIII. The Introductory reproduces a depiction to Bishop Andrews accompanying the Advertisement Touching an Holy War, Written in the Year MDCXXII. The Epistle Dedicatory is that of the last Author's Edition published in MDCXXV. The portrait is a photogravure direct from a fine proof impression of an engraving after Simon de Passe fromeing the frontispiece to the Sylva Sylvarum, printed in MDCXXVI, the year of Bacon's death. The Ornamental Letters, Title Page, and Binding have been specially designed by A.A. Turbayne for the Sydney Edition....” 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Bailey, James. After Thought: The Computer Challenge to Human Intelligence.
New York: BasicBooks, [1996]. 
First Edition. Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), viii, 277 pp. Illustrated. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Barrow, John D. Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, (1998). Reprinted with Corrections. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), silver letters, xiii, 279 pp. Fine ,in a Fine dust jacket. From jacket: This is no ordinary look at the limits of science. Using simple explanations, it shows the reader that impossibility is a deep and powerful notion; that any Universe complex enough to contain consious beings will contain limits on what those beings can know about their Universe; that what we cannot know defines reality as surely as what we can know. Impossibility is a two edged sword: it threatens the completeness of the scientific enterprise yet without it there would be no laws of Nature, no science, no scientists... 
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4 Beede, J. W. and Hedwig T. Kniker. Species of the Genus Schwagerina and Their Stratigraphic Significance.
Austin: The University of Texas, 1924. [University of Texas Bulletin, No. 2433: September 1, 1924]. 
Octavo, paperbound (printed grey wrappers), 98 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges & age darkening. From Introduction: Species of the genus Schwagerina occur in most of the outcropping limestones formed in the open, connected, epicontinental seas existing at the time of the initiation of the Permian fauna and flora. They are highly organized formainifera, of large size, and they occupy a limited thickness of rocks. They thus form valuable horizon markers wherever they occur...It is the purpose of this paper to describe the known specieis of the genus Schwagerina; to discuss their relationships with the other Fusulinae; their distribution throughout the Northern Hemisphere, and the analysis and correlation of the faunas with which they are associated. 
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5 Crawford, D. L., ed. The Construction of Large Telescopes.
London: Academic Press / Published for the International Council of Scientific Unions with the Financial Assistance of UNESCO, 1966. 
International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 27, Held in Tucson, Arizona, Pasadena and Mount Hamilton, California, U.S.A., 5-12 April 1965. 1st edition. Octavo, blue cloth, xii, 231 pp. Photos, diagrams. Former-owner signature; otherwise Very Good in a chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Cushman, Joseph A. An Illustrated Key to the Genera of the Foraminifera. [Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research Special Publication, No. 5].
Sharon, Massachusetts, 1933. 
Octavo, gray cloth (hardcover), black label, gilt letters, 40 Plates. Very Good, with rubbing to spine, former-owner signature. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Dietz, David. Atomic Energy in the Coming Era.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1945. 
1st edition. Inscribed and signed by the author. Octavo, cloth, 183 pp. Photos, illus. Near-Fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Feuer, Lewis S. Einstein and the Generations of Science.
New York: Basic Books, [1974]. 
First Edition. Octavo, cloth (hardcover), 374 pp. Former-owner signature; otherwise, Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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9 Harrington, Philip and Pascuzzi, Edward. Astronomy for All Ages: Discovering the Universe Through Activites for Children and Adults.
Old Saybrook, Conn.: The Globe Pequot Press, [1994]. 
6th printing. Quarto, softbound, xi, 208 pp. Photos, illus. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Hasted, J. B., M.A., D.Phil; Reader in Physics, University of London. Physics of Atomic Collisions.
London: Butterworths, 1964. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, ix + 536 pp. Very Good+, with light edgewear and former owner signature. 
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11 Hayes, Donald S., Russell M. Genet and David R. Genet, eds. New Generation Small Telescopes.
Mesa, Ariz.: Fairborn Press, [1987]. 
1st edition. Octavo, softbound, v, 441 pp. Photos, illus. Very Good. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 Herschel, Sir John F. W., Knt. Guelp. A Treatise on Astronomy. A New Edition, With a Preface, and a Series of Questions for the Examination of Students, by S. C. Walker.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1836. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), purple leather spine label, gilt letters, sketches & diagrams throughout, b&w plates, index, xix, 417 pp. Professionally rebound (contemporary binding in Fine (As New) condition); Treatise itself in Very Good condition, with heavy foxing (age darkened spotting) throughout. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13 Jachowski, Leo A. and Donald C. Scott. Abbreviations of Authors' Names in Malacology.
No publication info. 
Quarto, paperbound, 38 pp. Near-Fine. The abbreviations of authors names in zoology and botany appear to have begun almost with the launching of scientific nomenclature about the middle of the eighteenth century. As the scientific treatment of the fauna and flora has broadened throughout the world and generations of biologists have succeeded generations, the number of abbreviations of the kind has also increased as now to constitute a formidable list, as the present compilation will attest... 
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14 Kaiser, Nancy and Wellbery, David E.; Editors. Traditions of Experiment from the Enlightenment to the Present: Essays in Honor of Peter Demetz.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, [1992]. 
First Edition. Octavo, cloth (hardcover), ix, 386 pp. Frontis. portrait. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 King, Henry C. The History of the Telescope. With a Foreword by Sir Harold Spencer Jones.
Cambridge, Mass.: Sky Publishing, [1955]. 
1st American edition. Octavo, blue cloth, xvi, 460 pp. Photos, illus. Very Good. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Mazzeo, Joseph Anthony. The Design of Life: Major Themes in the Development of Biological Thought.
New York: Pantheon Books, [1967]. 
First Edition. Octavo, cloth (hardcover), xxiii, 227 pp. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
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17 McKinnell, Robert Gilmore. Cloning of Frogs, Mice, and Other Animals.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, [1985]. Revised Edition of Cloning: A Biologist Reports. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), 127 pp. Photos., illus. Fine in dust jacket. 
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18 Medawar, P. B. The Future of Man. The BBC Reith Lectures 1959.
New York: Basic Books, [1960]. 
First American Edition. Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), 128 pp. Former-owner signiture; otherwise, Near-Fine. 
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19 Milner, Richard. Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z. With a Foreword by Ian Tattersall and a Preface by Stephen Jay Gould.
Berkeley: University of California Press, (2009). 
Quarto, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 487 pp. Small remainder mark; otherwise, Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: This alphabetically arranged reference offers a dazzling overview of the life and thought of Charles Darwin and his incredibly wide sphere of influence. Authoritative and abundantly illustrated, it illuminates the ways in which ideas of evolutionary biology have leapt the boundaries of science to influence philosophy, law, religion, literature, cinema, art, and popular culture. Darwin's Universe, a thoroughly revised and updated successor to Richard Milner's acclaimed Encyclopedia of Evolution, contains more than a hundred new essays, including entries on animal behavior (Alex the parrot, Digit the gorilla, Kanzi the bonobo), on women in science (Mary Anning, Rosalind Franklin), and on the latest finds of human fossils. It also presents many original discoveries brought to light by Milner's historical sleuthing. Packed with hundreds of rare illustrations, including many new ones, this Darwin Bicentennial edition will appeal to a wide audience of readers. 
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20 Mzzotti, Massimo. The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God.
Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, (2007). First Edition. 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), xx, 217 pp. Frontis., illustrations. Fine in dust jacket. 
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