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  • 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.) 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

  • BREWSTER, SIR DAVID

    “Photogenic drawing, or drawing by the agency of light” (pp. 159-176) in Edinburgh Review, No. CLIV for January 1843. New York: Mason, 1843

    FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. This is a major paper on the founding publications on photography by Daguerre and Talbot (as well as those of Netto and Moser) and the history of the new art photography.

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  • (ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS.) [Wilson, Bill]

    Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. New York: Works Publishing, 1947

    First edition, 11th printing of A.A.’s celebrated “Big Book.” Presentation copy inscribed for a supporter of Alcoholics Anonymous, “For Winchester My friend of AA In appreciation Bill Wilson Apr 4/48.”

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