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  • TULL, JETHRO

    Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, An Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage. Designed to Introduce A New Method of Culture; whereby The Produce of Land will be Increased, and the Usual Expense Lessened. Together with Accurate Descriptions and Cuts of the Instruments Employed in it … fourth edition, very carefully corrected. London: Millar, 1762

    The edition that Thomas Jefferson owned.  Jefferson wrote from Monticello in 1817, “While I was an amateur in Agricultural science (for practical knowledge my course of life never permitted me) I was very partial to the drilled husbandry of Tull.”

    $600

  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT

    “Allgemeinen molekulare Theorie der Wärme” in Annalen der Physik, 4. Folge, Band 14. Leipzig, Annalen der Physik, 1904

    FIRST EDITION of Einstein’s fifth published paper, “On the General Molecular Theory of Heat” (pp. 354-362). Weil 5.

    $400

  • Thomson, William, Lord Kelvin

    Reports Regarding Sir William Thomson’s Compass and Sounding Machine. Glasgow: University Press [for Thomson], 1877

    An important early offering brochure regarding the sale of the first modern compass and early navigational aids. This is a price list and an extensive collection of reports and testimonial letters from ship captains concerning Thomson’s sounding apparatus (the first to use wire instead of hemp) and compass. “The modern compass dates from 1876, when Sir William Thomson patented his dry-card compass” (Singer, History of Technology V). Thomson was deeply interested in the application of science to industry, and he apparently prepared this rare, ephemeral publication to promote his products, which helped to make him a wealthy man. This brochure includes a detailed price list for Thomson’s navigational instruments.

    $350

  • (EINSTEIN, ALBERT). DUKAS, HELEN and BANESH HOFFMANN

    Albert Einstein: the Human Side. Princeton: University Press, 1979

    FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Einstein’s longtime assistant Helen Dukas: “For Lisa Ben Samuel with kindest regards and Shalom Helen Dukas Princeton N.J. March 1980.”

    $350

  • (EINSTEIN, ALBERT.) FREUNDLICH, ERWIN

    Die Grundlagen der Einsteinschen Gravitationstheorie. Mit einem Vorwort von Albert Einstein. Berlin: Springer, 1916

    FIRST EDITION. This work on Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitation contains a foreword by Einstein. Freundlich is best known for his attempts to experimentally test the general theory of relativity using astronomical observations based on the gravitational redshift.

    $250

  • LOEWENTHEIL, JACOB

    The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography. Foreword by Phillip Prodger.. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2016

    First edition, one of 100 copies of the Deluxe Estate Edition, signed and numbered by the author and accompanied by your choice of one of four 8 x 10 inch archival pigment photographs (Einstein, Freud, Shaw, or Kahlo).

    $165

  • CARTER, JOHN and PERCY MUIR, eds.

    Printing and the Mind of Man: a descriptive catalogue illustrating the impact of print on the evolution of western civilization during five centuries. Munich: Pressler, 1983

    SECOND EDITION, revised and enlarged.

    $125

  • TALBOT, WILLIAM HENRY FOX

    The Pencil of Nature. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1844-1846

    The Pencil of Nature is a landmark in the history of photography, “an epoch-making publication, both technically and aesthetically” (Brunet). The work is “the first commercially published book illustrated with photographs–a milestone in the art of the book greater than any since Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type” (Metropolitan Museum of Art).

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  • MUNSON, LAURA GORDON

    Flowers from My Garden. Sketched and Painted from Nature. [New York], [1864]

    FIRST EDITION, a unique pre-publication copy with 18 fine watercolors, the original art used as the basis for the lithographs in the published edition.

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