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        Relativitätstheorie. Sonderabdruck aus der Encyclopädie der Mathematischen Wissenschaften. Mit einem Vorwort von A. Somerfeld.

      Leipzig u. Berlin, Teubner, 1921. Lex 8vo. Orig. hcloth w. gilt lettering to spine. Papercovered boards w. black lettering to front. Minor wear to extremities, and inner front hinge a bit weak, otherwise very nice, clean and well-preserved. Internally near mint. IV pp (i.e. the Preface of Somerfeld), pp. (539) - 775.. First edition, off-print, of Pauli's excellent monograph, which was published as the article on relativity theory in the highly estimated "Encyclopädie der Mathematischen Wissenschaften".Wolfgang Pauli jr. (1900-1958) already in high school acquainted himself with Einstein's theory of relativity, when this was entirely new, and after having finished high school, he decided to study theoretical physics under Arnold Somerfeld, one of the leading scholars in the field at the time, in Munich. During this period Felix Klein was publishing the "Encyclopädie der Mathematischen Wissenschaften", and he asked Somerfeld to write the article on relativity theory for this highly esteemed publication. However, being very impressed by the abilities of his barely 20 year old student, Pauli jr., he asked him to carry out the task, and so he did. "Pauli soon completed a monograph of about 250 pages, which critically presented the mathematical foundations of the theory as well as its physical significance. He took thorough account of the already very considerable literature on the subject but at the same time clearly put forth his own interpretation. Despite the necessary brevity of discussion, he monograph is a superior introduction to the special and general theories of relativity; it is in addition a first-rate historical document of science, since, together with H. Weyl's "Raum, Zeit, Materie" it is the first comprehensive presentation of the mathematical and physical ideas of Einstein, who himself never wrote a large work about his theory.Somerfeld was elated by his performance and wrote to Einstein that Pauli's article was "simply masterful" - and so it has remained to the present day. Pauli showed here for the first time his art of presenting science, which marks everything he wrote." (D.S.B. X:422)

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        A New System of Chemical Philosophy. [3 parts in two volumes, complete]Manchester: S. Russell for R. Bickerstaff; Russell & Allen for R. Bickerstaff; Executives of S. Russell for G. Wilson, 1808; 1810; 1827. First edition, first issue.

      Extremely rare complete set with all half-titles, uncut in original boards. The foundation work of atomic theory. (PMM 261; Horblit 22; Dibner 44; Evans 54; Sparrow 47).<br/><br/> The rarity of complete sets of this work is well known. In 1921 Sotheran's described a complete set as being 'excessively scarce', and during the past thirty years only a handful of copies have appeared on the market, all inferior to ours: Richard Green 2008 (a made-up set lacking the half-titles); Friedman 2001 (modern bindings); the Freilich-Norman copy 2001/1998 (non-uniform cloth-backed boards); Honeyman 1979 (rebacked and made-up). The copy which comes closest in condition to ours is the Freilich-Norman copy (Sotheby's 2001, $43,875). However, that copy was bound in three different types of boards (plain grey, blue, and marbled), with the cloth laid over the boards, and the spine labels were hand-lettered. All three parts of our copy are bound in uniform cloth-backed plain grey boards, with the cloth laid under the paper of the boards, and have the original printed spine labels intact.<br/><br/> "A milestone work in the history of chemistry, in which Dalton announced his revolutionary atomic theory and his laws of definite and multiple proportions. These fundamental laws greatly assisted the establishment of the composition and formulae of numerous inorganic and organic compounds then known and laid one of the firmest foundations ever for the advance of chemistry in the nineteenth century An 'epoch-making work' (Bolton. The book is very rare when complete with the three parts and the required half title [as in the offered copy] to volume II, part 1. Plate 4 (1, pt. 1) and plates 5 and 6 (1, pt. 2) illustrate Dalton's symbols for atoms of various elements and their compounds. Although the second part of volume II never appeared, had it in mind to write is as he state: 'My present design is to add a second part to this volume, and with that to finish the work' (Preface [II, pt. 1])." (The Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, p. 322). <br/><br/> "Dalton reconstructed Newton's speculations on the structure of matter, and, applying them in a new form to chemistry, gave Lavoisier's reformation of that science a deeper significance" (PMM). Dalton maintained that all matter was composed of indestructible and indivisible atoms of various weights, each weight corresponding to one of the chemical elements. These atoms remained unchanged during chemical processes, and their particular weight determined their identity. His 'New System' presented the first chemical atomic theory giving significance to the relative weights of the ultimate particles of all known compounds. It also provided a quantitative explanation of the phenomena of chemical reaction. "He developed a system of chemical symbols and a table [plate 4 in part 1] showing the relative weights of the atoms of a list of elements. From his principles he deduced the law of definite proportions and the law of multiple proportions" (Dibner).. 2 vols. in 3, 8vo, original cloth-backed boards with original printed spine labels (mentioning price), uncut (first part unopened), pp [i-v] vi [2] [1] 2-220; [8] 221-560; [vii] viii-xii [1] 2-357 [3] and 8 engraved plates [fully complete]. Spines of the second two volumes expertly repaired. Custom slip case. Occasional very light browning and foxing - a fine set

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        Monday or Tuesday

      London: The Hogarth Press London: The Hogarth Press, 1921. First edition, one of 1,000 copies. White paper boards with woodcut by Vanessa Bell and brown cloth spine. With 4 woodcuts by Bell. This copy being that of Roger Senhouse, bearing his ownership signature, bookplate, and a small piece of paper with notes in his hand regarding the printing of Monday or Tuesday. About near fine, with light rubbing to boards, offsetting to endpapers and a few spots of foxing. Roger Senhouse was a publisher at Secker and Warburg and member of the Bloomsbury Group. Senhouse noted in pencil on front free endpaper: 1000 copies / "The Prompt Press". Indeed, the Woolfs had this work printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press in Richmond. Kirkpatrick notes that McDermott gave Leonard printing advice during the infancy of the Hogarth Press. However, notes in Senhouse&#146;s hand on a small piece of paper laid in to this copy tell Leonard&#146;s story from a different angle. An attractive copy with a fantastic Bloomsbury Group association, and humorous insight into the early days of the Hogarth Press. Kirkpatrick A5a. Woolmer 17.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA ]
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        The Nature of the Judicial Process

      The copy of Justice Cardozo's most famous work bearing on the front pastedown the posthumous bookplate "made [by Judge Irving Lehman and as described in his Memorial to the Justice] for insertion in all the books in the library of Mr Justice Cardozo". Original cloth, a bit worn, but still quite sound. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1921.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Rembrandt-Bibel. Vier Teile in einem Band, mit 240 Abbildungen und zwanzig Grav¸ren, gew?hlt und eingeleited von E.W. Bredt

      Hugo Schmidt M¸nchen Hugo Schmidt 1921 Limited edition vg 1/500. Quarto. XIII, [7], 170, [6], 148, [2]pp. Original 3/4 vellum over decorative cloth, with gold lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Rembrandt protected with a tissue guard. Rembrandt's Bible is the complete King James Bible with 240 illustrations and 20 original etchings after Rembrandt all protected with tissue guards. It is remarkable that though many Christian painters throughout the ages had been inspired by the Bible with its wealth of subjects and scenes, comparatively few had given us a complete cycle of Bible pictures comprising both the Old and New Testaments. One of these few artists was Rembrandt who, to judge from the multiplicity and variety of his biblical pictures and designs, must have been a close student of the Bible and imbued with an intense religious feeling. Indeed, he may be counted among the most prolific and ingenious of Bible illustrators, for he is credited with more than 200 paintings and etchings and over 500 rough sketches dealing with biblical subjects. Slight soiling/age-toning on vellum. Text in German. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition.

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        Ua-Pua -- ..! Indianerdichtungen. Mit 30 Kreidezeichnungen von Georg Schrimpf. München -- Regensburg. Franz Ludwig Habbel Verlag 1921. 25,2 x 18,5 cm. 61 Seiten. Originalhalbpergamentband mit goldenem Rückentitel und Kopfgoldschnitt..

      Erstausgabe. Raabe/Hannich-Bode 89.4 -- Wilpert/Gühring 4 -- Pfanner 4 -- Lang, Expressionistische Buchillustration, 307. Nr. 2 von 200 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. Vom Autor und vom Künstler handschriftlich signiert, auf Hadernpapier gedruckt und von der Hand in Halbpergament gebunden. Archivstempel des Habbelverlages auf der Deckelinnenseite, tadelloses Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günter Linke]
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        Venezianische bildhauer der renaissance. wien 1921.

      Bella ril. orig. in tela, cm 31x23, pp 655, 711 ill. b/n.

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        Venezianische Bildhauer der Renaissance. Mit 711 Abbildungen.

      Wien, Anton Schroll & Co., 1921. Large 4to. Orig. full cloth. (4),655 pp., 711 illustrations in the text

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        La vita nuova. nel sesto centenario della morte di dante alighieri. istituto italiano d'arti grafiche. bergamo. 1921.

      In-4° grande, leg. in tutta tela viola intessuta in oro con motivi disegnati da Vittorio Grassi, pp. (viii)xciij(xi). Impresso su fogli doppi di carta lavorata a pergamena, ed illustrato da Vittorio Grassi con 40 tavv. a colori a mezza pagina, da tempere di gusto preraffaellita. Il testo, curato da Michele Barbi, è quello rivisto per la Società Dantesca Italiana (1907). Il testo è impresso in rosso e nero con caratteri speciali tracciati appositamente da Enrico Brignoli. Edizione limitata di 1321 esemplari numerati (il nostro è il 1237), e firmati dagli artisti alla p. della giustificazione di tiratura. Vittorio GRASSI (Roma, 1878 - 1958), già affermato pittore, dal 1908 prese parte alle iniziative editoriali di E. De Fonseca, contribuendo con illustrazioni, disegni e progetti di abitazioni, decorazioni e mobili al successo di pubblicazioni come 'Novissima' e 'La Casa' che, in linea con le teorie moderniste europee, volevano diffondere tra il pubblico l'idea di un'arte coinvolta nel miglioramento di tutti gli aspetti della vita. Come Cambellotti e Prini, anche il Grassi progettò arredi per sé e per amici ed estimatori, ed alla X Biennale internazionale d'arte di Venezia (1912), confermando il suo interesse per le arti applicate, presentò alcuni vasi di ceramica realizzati su suo disegno dalla Società Richard Ginori. Nel 1913 ottenne la cattedra di ornato, incisione e scenografia all'Accademia di belle arti di Roma. Parallelamente sviluppava l'attività grafica con la collaborazione alle riviste 'L'Illustrazione italiana', 'Harmonia', 'Noi e il mondo', 'Il Primato artistico', 'Il Giornalino della domenica'. Negli anni Quaranta si registrano soprattutto lavori di scenografia; mentre per il decennio successivo si deve ricordare la partecipazione alla Mostra internazionale d'arte sacra tenutasi a Roma nel 1950. Il bellissimo frontespizio, i capilettera, ed i fregi in testata e finale di ogni pagina si devono a Nestore LEONI (L'Aquila, 1862 - Roma, 1947), celebre miniatore italiano, considerato un rinnovatore di questa antica arte. Suo è l'invio autografo firmato alla seconda p. bianca. Conservato nell'astuccio editoriale in cartone con tit. in oro. Il volume è in ottimo stato di conservazione, l'astuccio presenta qualche abrasione.

      [Bookseller: Daris]
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