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        Dictionary of Organometallic Compounds: Ag-Eu Vol 1

      Taylor & Francis Inc, 1994. 2nd Revised edition. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60092784; EAN: 9780412430602

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        Wenn das Herz spricht : Roman. [Heyne-Bücher / 1] Heyne-Bücher : 1, Heyne allgemeine Reihe ; Nr. 7936

      München : Heyne, 1994.. 219 S. ; 18 cm Taschenbuch Exemplar in gutem Zustand Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren k10626 ISBN 345303645X.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        Eine Nacht mit Valentin

      FISCHER Taschenbuch, 1994.. 169 Seiten Broschiert.

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        Dark Rivers of the Heart

      New York: Charnel House. 1994. First. First edition. Illustrated by Stephen Gervais. Fine in fine slipcase. One of 500 numbered copies Signed by the author and Gervais. Additionally, this copy is Inscribed by Koontz to designer Chip Kidd, who designed the jacket of the trade edition: "To Chip Kidd -- who made the trade edition look every bit as stunning as this limited, signed, and numbered extravaganza! Thank you, Dean Koontz. 11/21/94." .

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        Erfolg durch Superlearning : die praxisbezogene Anwendung der sensationell erfolgreichen Lernmethode. Christian Maier ; Marion Weber, [Heyne-Bücher / 22 / Heyne Kompaktwissen] Heyne-Bücher : 22, Heyne Kompaktwissen ; Nr. 193

      München : Heyne, 1994.. 202 S. : Ill., graph. Darst. ; 18 cm kart. Exemplar in gutem Zustand k10587 ISBN 3453008367.

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        Gestaltungsideen für den Wohngarten, : Sitzplätze, Terrassen, Höfe und andere grüne Räume.

      Niedernhausen/Ts. : Falken, 1994 - 119 S. : zahlr. Ill. Sehr gut erhalten. 1055 ISBN: 3806847517 Wir versenden jedes lieferbare Buch am gleichen oder nächsten Werktag. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        JOHN DEPOL, A CELEBRATION OF HIS WORK. BY MANY HANDS

      The Yellow Barn Press, Council Bluffs, IA 1994 - tall 8vo. cloth spine with DePol patterned paper over boards with a leather spine label, slipcase. 149 pages. Limited to 150 numbered copies of which only 90 were for sale. A festschrift volume produced for this fine wood cut artist. Includes over 121 engravings, most of them printed from the original blocks, cover DePol's work from the 1950s to the present. With sections printed by the Press of the Appletree Alley, Aralia Press, The Barbarian Press, Press of Harold Berliner, Bowne & Co., the Bullnettle Press, the Buttonmaker Press, The Press of the Indiana Kid, Pentagram Press, Red Hydra Press, the Red Ozier Press, The Stone House Press, W. Thomas Taylor and the Yellow Barn Press. Also contains contributions by other people such as John Anderson, Lewis and Dorothy Allen, The Cary Library Press, Fort Hill Press, the Glad Hand Press, the Golden Hind Press, the Hammer Creek Press and the Zauberberg Press which were printed by the Yellow Barn Press and others. This special copy has been signed by ten of the participants and has a presentation from DePol on the colophon page. Becoming very scarce. cloth spine with DePol patterned paper over boards with a leather spine label, slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Thurber's Dogs. Suite for Orchestra after Drawings by James Thurber. Movement VI: Hunting Hounds. Autograph musical manuscript sketches in condensed score of almost the entire final movement of the work, consisting of music for sections B-N, i.e., pp. 111-137 of the published full score

      - "Thurber's Dogs was commissioned for the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus and the Thurber House to commemorate the 100th birthday anniversary of author James Thurber. It was completed on August 13, 1994. The first performances took place on December 2 and 4, 1994; the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus was conducted, respectively, by the composer and Timothy Russell, the orchestra's Music Director. The work has been recorded by the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus for release in the fall of 1995." From Mr. Schickele's commentary accompanying the manuscriptA composition student of Roy Harris, Darius Milhaud, Persichetti and Bergsma, "Schickele has become the leading American musical satirist, giving concerts throughout the USA in which he lectures, sings, conducts and plays as guest soloist with symphony orchestras or with his own ensemble. The humorous compositions range from outrageous parodies, such as the cantata Iphigenia in Brooklyn, to ingenious combinations of antithetical styles, as in Blaues Gras (Bluegrass Cantata), and are full of surprising violations of familiar styles, musical forms and phrase structures, harmonic conventions and orchestration. Schickele’s commentaries and his mock-scholarly The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach. juxtapose incongruities from contemporary culture with relatively austere academic and classical canons, and are reflective of the eclectic musical menu of the modern American public. One of the most widely performed and published of contemporary composers working in many different styles.". Deane L. Root in Grove onlineThurber (1894-1961), one of the foremost American humorists of the 20th century, had a great love of dogs and included them in many of his drawings, calling them "sound creatures in a crazy world." Thurber House website Folio, ca. 356 x 278 mm. Unbound. 9 leaves notated in pencil on one side of each leaf of 18-stave AZTEC C-18 music manuscript paper. A working manuscript, with erasures, alterations and cancellations. Together with: A copy of the published full score of the movement, i.e., pp. 107-138, and a 1-1/2 page printed commentary by the composer discussing the background of the work and briefly describing the music: "I should say, however, that as I was working on the last movement, I found myself thinking as much about the fox as about the hunting hounds. This, coupled with the fact that I recently acquired a recording of background music from the old movie serials that I used to go to as a kid, probably accounts for the quite ungentlemanly, almost lurid quality of the chase music."

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        The Harafish [al-harafish], Signed

      American University in Cairo Press, Cairo 1994 - A Very Good + or better copy of the first edition, first printing in English translation, of this novel first published in Arabic in 1977 (gentle pushing at the spine ends, light foxing to the closed page block's top edge, two corners lightly tapped), in a Fine dust jacket (some tiny rubs and pushes), SIGNED BY NAGUIB MAHFOUZ on the half-title with a nice pre-stabbing signature; the novel presents a series of episodes taking place over 12 generations of an Egyptian family living amongst the urban rabble, people Mahfouz refers to as "harafish". Naguib Mahfouz won the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author "who, through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind", making him the only Egyptian, and the only author writing in Arabic, ever to win the Prize. In October, 1994 Mahfouz survived an assassination attempt perpetrated by religious extremists. ["The Harafish" was published in April, 1994.] The attack damaged nerves in his right hand, rendering Mahfouz unable to write for more than a few minutes each day, and seriously affecting his handwriting. Signed copies of this Nobel Prize Winner's books are rather uncommon and nice copies of this title with a pre-stabbing signature are understandably difficult to find. A Very Good+ copy, SIGNED BY NAGUIB MAHFOUZ prior to his stabbing and thus in the months shortly after publication. QUITE UNCOMMON TO SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LIVRES A FIGURES VENITIENS: ÉTUDES SUR L';ART DE LA GRAVURE SUR BOIS A VENISE. DE LA FIN DU XV SIECLE ET DU COMMENCEMENT DU XVI.|LES

      Maurizio Martino Publisher, Mansfield, CT 1994 - 4to. cloth. 504; 256; (ii),257-500; 344; (iv),345-680; 372,(2),10 pages. 3 volumes in six. Reprint of the very scarce and expensive first edition. Besterman 3017. This monumental work covers the illustrated book in Venice over the period 1469 to 1525 and contains descriptions of 500 books. Filled with illustrations throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SHOEDOG

      New York: St. Martin's Press, [1994]., 1994. First edition. Signed. Fine in dust jacket. Author's third novel and one of the more elusive titles. Hitchhiking south from Maryland to nowhere, Constantine takes a lift from Polk, an old man who is headed for Florida. But Polk has one stop he MUST make. At the country mansion, they meet Grimes, an equally old but wealthy man who organizes heists as a hobby. Grimes offers the men big money to help rob two D.C. liquor stores, easy, quick, in-and-out holdups. But things go terribly wrong!

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        Shoedog

      New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Bound in the publisher's original blue paper covered boards, spine stamped in gilt. Signed by the author on the title page.

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        The Mystery Box

      Long Beach, California:: Pia Pizzo,, 1994.. One-of-a-Kind. 4 x 6 x 2"; 24 pages. Materials: a variety of black and red papers, thread, ribbon, cloth, wood fragments, and black and red inks. One pocket page with 3.4 x 7.5" folded letter and 4 fragments of text with burned edges. Bound in black paper covers with black grosgrain ribbon closures. Although it is not mentioned in the book, in private conversation Pizzo revealed she was inspired by the line "We are such stuff as dreams are made on" from Act IV, Scene I of Shakespeare's The Tempest (IV.i.). The enigmatic letter and text fragments seem to pay homage to a dear friend who has been lost - "drowned into the river of mud." As usual with Pizzo's work, the colors - somber with fleck's of gold - and texture - like layers of weathered skins - combine to suggest a silent fugue.

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        Ladybirds (Collins New Naturalist)

      Collins, 1994-10-06. Hardcover. Very Good. London: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. 367 p. with 16 color plates and over 150 b/w photos and drawings. First edition, first printing. About Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Stains to top edge and back paste down, slight curvature of textblock. A bit musty. Jacket unclipped, spine panel lightly sunned, dampstain on back panel, a few stains on verso. A sought-after, long out-of-print guide to ladybugs (or "ladybirds" as the British call them) by late entomologist and evolutionary biologist Michael Majerus.

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        JOHN UPDIKE: A SILKSCREEN PORTRAIT

      Sylvester & Orphanos, San Diego 1994 - Signed Original hand-pulled silkscreen portait of John Updike, printed by photographer Stathis Orphanos and artist Gyula Visney (former soccer great Juli Veee) in an edition of 26 lettered copies, signed by both artists. The image size is 13x16 inches. John Updike posed for literary photographer Stathis Orphanos for this innovative, collaborative art work. All copies of the lettered edition have been sold. The print offered here is a scarce Artist Proof, signed by Stathis Orphanos & Gyula Visnyei. Mint [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        ancient Chinese art (all 6 volumes) (fine)(Chinese Edition) ZHONG GUO LI DAI YI SHU ( QUAN 6 JUAN )( JING )

      People s Fine Arts Pub. Date :1994-10-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 2169 Publisher: People s Fine Arts Pub . Date :1994-10-01 version 1 1994-10-01 Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        ['A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight']. FINE SET OF THE FIRST COMPLETE 'CHRONICLE' IN PAPERBACK

      alan sutton, 1994, wrappers, Book Condition: fine15 vols., 8vo., original pictorial wrappers, a near fine set. The series comprises: 'The Dark Lantern', 'Donkey Boy', Young Phillip Maddison', 'How Dear Is Life', A Fox Under My Cloak', 'The Golden Virgin', 'Love And The Loveless', 'A Test To Destruction', 'The Innocent Moon', 'It Was The Nightingale', 'The Power Of The Dead', 'The Phoenix Generation', 'A Solitary War', 'Lucifer Before Sunrise' and 'The Gale Of The World'.The fourth collected edition and the only complete set in paperback. The text is a faithful reprint of the first edition though the type is sometimes reset; the wrappers are illustrated from well-known paintings.Each volume has a 6pp Introduction by Anne Williamson dated 1994; this is mainly biographical and is common to the set.COMPLETE SETS ARE VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.Matthews A36, 4 (set); A37, 1994; A38, 1994; A40, 1995; A41, 1995; A42, 1996; A43, 1996; A45, 1997; A48, 1997; A50, 1998; A51, 1998; A52, 1999; A54, 1999; A54, 1999' A55, 1999; A56, 1999 (individual volumes).

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        John Lautner, Architect

      Ellipsis, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Very Good. VG+/VG 1st edition very large, heavy 1994 Ellipsis hardback, unclipped DJ with many photos, label covering ex-owner name to fly-leaf, light edge-wear and surface rubbing to DJ only. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; ISBN: 187405665X. ISBN/EAN: 9781874056652. Inventory No: 055663..

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        Cramer, Harald: Collected works ( Volume 1 and 2 )

      Springer, (1994).. XX, 728 S. : Ill., graph. Darst. gebundene Ausgabe. Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar 3540566716 Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung.

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        The Harafish [al-harafish], Signed

      Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/fine. A Very Good + or better copy of the first edition, first printing in English translation, of this novel first published in Arabic in 1977 (gentle pushing at the spine ends, light foxing to the closed page block's top edge, two corners lightly tapped), in a Fine dust jacket (some tiny rubs and pushes), SIGNED BY NAGUIB MAHFOUZ on the half-title with a nice pre-stabbing signature; the novel presents a series of episodes taking place over 12 generations of an Egyptian family living amongst the urban rabble, people Mahfouz refers to as "harafish". Naguib Mahfouz won the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author "who, through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind", making him the only Egyptian, and the only author writing in Arabic, ever to win the Prize. In October, 1994 Mahfouz survived an assassination attempt perpetrated by religious extremists. ["The Harafish" was published in April, 1994.] The attack damaged nerves in his right hand, rendering Mahfouz unable to write for more than a few minutes each day, and seriously affecting his handwriting. Signed copies of this Nobel Prize Winner's books are rather uncommon and nice copies of this title with a pre-stabbing signature are understandably difficult to find. A Very Good+ copy, SIGNED BY NAGUIB MAHFOUZ prior to his stabbing and thus in the months shortly after publication. QUITE UNCOMMON TO SCARCE.

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        Männerleben: Enthält die amerikanischen Romane von Graham Greene - Der Honorarkonsul , Budd Schulberg - Schmutziger Lorbeer, John Casey - Der Traum des Dick Pierce, Martin Amis - Gierig, Harold Robbins-Die Gnadenlosen. 5 Bände im Holzschuber (22,5 x 19,5)

      Zsolnay Wien 1994. Signatur (201 von 500) in "Honorarkonsul", 319/334/392/476/432 Seiten, illustrierter Vor- und Nachsatz, Inhaltsverzeichnis, Schutzumschlag, Vorsätze und Schutzumschläge sind vom Jörg Immendorff gestaltet, original versiegelt (wurde nur zur Entnahme der Buchdaten geöffnet) in Holzkassette gebundene Ausgabe.

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        Low Energy Ion-Surface Interactions

      Wiley-Blackwell, 1994. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60135651; EAN: 9780471938910

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        Segno della gloria

      Milano: Edizioni Rovia & Giorgio Upiglio, 1994. Edizione di 80+XXX+A-L es. numerati e firmati. quartini sciolti in camicia e custodia (loose as issued in original chemise and slip-case). Ottimo (Fine). 4to. Dedica e firma autografe di Samuele Gabai, datata Milano, 27 febbraio 2002 (Inscribed and signed by Samuele Gabai, dated Milano, 27 febbraio 2002). Dieci poesie inedite di Giovanni Testori e sedici incisioni originali di Samuele Gabai (alcune di piccole dimensioni vicino al testo, altre di cm 24x19 circa su foglio) Postfazione di Carlo Bo. Le incisioni sono state tirate con i torchi di Giorgio Upiglio da Pierluigi Puliti e Paolo Sgroi Volume impresso su carta Hahnemule. Testo, in carattere Dante, composto e stampato dall'Officina tipografica Ruggero Olivieri. La custodia decorata da disegni di Gabai è stata realizzata da Giovanni de Stefanis. Edizione firmata da Samuele gabai

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        John Lautner, Architect

      Ellipsis, 1994, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First EditionVG+/VG 1st edition very large, heavy 1994 Ellipsis hardback, unclipped DJ with many photos, label covering ex-owner name to fly-leaf, light edge-wear and surface rubbing to DJ only. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; ISBN: 187405665X. ISBN/EAN: 9781874056652. Inventory No: 055663.

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        Crasher

      1994. Fine.. Number two of an edition of two. 9 1/4 X 10 X 2 1/2 inch wooden sculpture, SIGNED by Jack Youngerman on the base. Greatly influenced by Constructivism, Youngerman's work is characterized by geometric abstraction and the use of bold lines.

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        Ah Ida!

      Roma: La Librericciuola, 1994. Prima ed. di 50+X es. numerati e firmati dagli A.. Nove quartini sciolti raccolti in cofanetto in tela. Perfetto (Mint). 8vo (cm 22 x 21,5). Sette acquaforti/acquatinte originali a piena pagina (cm 20x20) di Achille Perilli, numerate e firmate. Sette poesie di Nanni Balestrini Acqueforti incise su lastre di rame e tirate su torchio a mano da Luciano Trina in Roma. Lastre biffate dopo la tiratura. Carta Arches Moulin de Guè della cartiera Sicars. Legatura in tela Brillianta di Sergio Bertoni in Roma [Gambetti, 2007]

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        Radioactive Substances

      Dallas, Texas:: Black Rose Press,, 1994 - 1997.. Edition of 20. 5 x 6 x 2" hinged lead box containing test tubes and book. Quotations and illustrations printed on lead pages, spiral bound. Text paraphrased from Eve Curie's biography of her mother printed on scrolls slipped into glass test tubes. Susan Kae Grant: "It is an interpretation of Marie Curie's graduate dissertation, which was presented at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, in 1903. While illustrating her scientific research, it provides a personal look into her life as mother, wife, scientist, the dangerous conditions she worked in, and consequently the physiological effects she and her husband suffered. "Each book contains 15 photographs and 15 text pages that juxtapose historic photographic images with text illustrating summaries written from Curie's experiments on the scientific discovery of Radium. The pages are made out of one pound lead sheeting. The photographic images were scanned from a variety of historic sources and printed directly on the surface of the lead using the Polaroid Emulsion Transfer Process. "Theoretically, this bookwork artistically portrays and examines the life of Marie Curie while addressing feminist issues related to the exclusion of women in science. It chronicles her life and achievements as a scientist and articulates her ability to balance her obsession for knowledge and scientific inquiry with her duties as a wife and mother." 'Radioactive Substances' was created fro the exhibition Science and the Artist's Book held at the Smithsonian Institution and the Washington Project for the Arts in 1995.

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        The Flying Saucer Subculture

      New York: The New York Fortean Society, 1994: Stapled wraps. First stand alone edition of this article which was previously printed in The Journal of Popular Culture. Signed by John Keel on the first page. In Very Good Plus condition. Clean text. Sound binding. Light fading near spine, tiny stain to front cover, faint rubbing and faint wear. Pamphlet folded and bound slightly askew. A rare title, and even more so signed.

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        LE ROMAN DE LA ROSE - EL LIBRO DE LA ROSA Introducción de María L. Carmona. Traducción de Carlos Alvar y Julián Muela.

      1994 - Materia: Facsímil-Literatura medieval, Manuscrito, Bibliofilia. Publicación: Madrid; Editorial Casariego, 1994. Descripción fisica: 2 vols. en 4º mayor. I: [Libro de estudios]; 446 p, 1 h. II: [Facsímil]; 212 folios numerados en el original. Tela editorial; y terciopelo editorial; cortes dorados; estuche cartoné. Tirada: Edición limitada de 150 ejemplares. Nuestro ejemplar es el nº 1 Notas: Muy buena reproducción de este poema francés del s. XIII miniado realizado para Francisco I de Francia. El códice original se guarda en la Biblioteca Pierpont Morgan de Nueva York. ESS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The imbedding problem for Riemannian manifolds.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1956.

      First edition of Nash's most famous work in pure mathematics, his solution of "a deep philosophical problem concerning geometry", first posed by Bernhard Riemann, "one of the most important pieces of mathematical analysis in this century" which "has completely changed the perspective on partial differential equations" (see below).<br/><br/> Nash, "the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century" (Mikhail Gromov), is best known for his work in game theory, for which he was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics. However, even before completing his thesis on game theory, he had become interested in the geometric objects called manifolds, which play a role in many physical problems, including cosmology. The problem Nash solved asked whether every Riemannian manifold can be isometrically embedded in Euclidean space ('isometrically' means bending without stretching). The Harvard mathematician Shlomo Sternberg calls the embedding problem "a deep philosophical problem concerning the foundations of geometry that virtually every mathematician - from Riemann and Hilbert to Élie Cartan and Hermann Weyl - working in the field of differential geometry has asked himself" (quoted in <i>A Beautiful Mind</i>, p. 157). <br/><br/> "In 1955, Nash unveiled a stunning result to a disbelieving audience at the University of Chicago. "I did this because of a bet," he announced. <br/><br/> "One of his colleagues at MIT [Warren Ambrose] had, two years earlier, challenged him. "If you're so good, why don't you solve the embedding problem . . . ?" When Nash took up the challenge and announced that "he had solved it, modulo details," the consensus around Cambridge was that "he is getting nowhere." The precise question that Nash was posing-"Is it possible to embed any Riemannian manifold in a Euclidean space?"-was a challenge that had frustrated the efforts of eminent mathematicians for three-quarters of a century. <br/><br/> "By the early 1950s, interest had shifted to geometric objects in higher dimensions, partly because of the large role played by distorted-time and space relationships in Einstein's theory of relativity. Embedding means presenting a given geometric object as a subset of a space of possibly higher dimension, while preserving its essential topological properties. Take, for instance, the surface of a balloon, which is two-dimensional. You cannot put it on a blackboard, which is two-dimensional, but you can make it a subset of a space of three or more dimensions. <br/><br/> "John Conway, the Princeton mathematician who discovered surreal numbers, calls Nash's result "one of the most important pieces of mathematical analysis in this century." Nash's theorem stated that any kind of surface that embodied a special notion of smoothness could actually be embedded in a Euclidean space. He showed, essentially, that you could fold a manifold like a handkerchief without distorting it. Nobody would have expected Nash's theorem to be true. In fact, most people who heard the result for the first time couldn't believe it. "It took enormous courage to attack these problems," said Paul Cohen, a mathematician who knew Nash at MIT. "After the publication of "The Imbedding Problem for Riemannian Manifolds" in the <i>Annals of Mathematics</i>, the earlier perspective on partial differential equations was completely altered. "Many of us have the power to develop existing ideas," said Mikhail Gromov, a geometer whose work was influenced by Nash. "We follow paths prepared by others. But most of us could never produce anything comparable to what Nash produced. It's like lightening striking. Psychologically the barrier he broke is absolutely fantastic. He has completely changed the perspective on partial differential equations. There has been some tendency in recent decades to move from harmony to chaos. Nash said that chaos was just around the corner"" (Sylvia Nasar, Introduction to <i>The Essential John Nash</i>, 2001). <br/><br/> The present paper is actually the second of Nash's papers on the embedding problem. It was preceded two years earlier by '<i>C</i><sup>1</sup>-isometric imbeddings,' pp. 383-396 in <i>Annals of Mathematics</i>, Vol. 60, No. 3. This paper treats the same embedding problem but only asks for a 'continuously differentiable' embedding rather than an 'infinitely differentiable' one. Although the proof in the <i>C</i><sup>1</sup> case is easier, some of the consequences are highly surprising and counter-intuitive. A copy of this paper, also in original printed wrappers, accompanies the 1956 paper. <br/><br/> Nash's solution of the embedding problem in the 'smooth' case was extended by Jürgen Moser to give the 'Nash-Moser implicit function theorem,' which is now a standard technique in the study of non-linear partial differential equations and has been used by Moser to solve problems connected to the existence of periodic orbits in celestial mechanics. <br/><br/> For a detailed account, see Sylvia Nasar, <i>A Beautiful Mind</i> (1998), Ch. 20.. Pp. 20-63 in Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 63, No. 1, 1956. 8vo (256 x 173 mm), pp. 190, [1]. Original printed wrappers, mint condition

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        Long Walk to Freedom

      Macdonald Purnell, 1994, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 2nd Edition, Signed by Author(s)the jacket is a little shelf rubbed and the edges are a little knocked. a bit marked on the block edges. Signed and Dated by Mandela (18/11/99), in black marking pen as he often used. the ink from his signature and date has penetrated slightly to the back of the page. 1st Reprint. no other inscriptions and the binding is excellent. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: 41ct.

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        Dreiteilige Radierfolge. Kaltnadel. 1994. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert, links bez.: E./A.

      - 13 : 9 bis 23,8 : 17 cm auf starkem, voluminösen Velin 38 : 27,9 cm. Verso von der Künstlerin mit Widmung für den Drucker: &#132; Vielen Dank für diesen wunderschönen, grünstichigen / Hautton / Mireille 1994". &#150; Makellos ohne Montagespuren.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Neapolis Progetto sistema per la valorizzazione integrale delle risorse ambientali e artistiche dell'area vesuviana

      L'Erma di Bretschneider, Roma 1994 - L'Erma di Bretschneider, Roma, 1994. Autore/i: a cura di Epifanio Funari. Tela Edit. con sovracc. ill col. e cofanetto. Ill. B/N, Ill. Col., Tav. f.t., 3 Voll., 24 piante 1:500 a sei colori, 3 voll. in cofanetto ISBN 8870628655 N/D 9788870628654 (Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei Monografie, 7)leggero strappo al dorso della sovraccoperta del primo volume.3 Volumiv. 1. La valorizzazione dei beni culturali e ambientali / a cura di Epifanio Furnariv. 2. Temi progettualiv. 3. Planimetria della città; antica di Pompei.0)(P-E0) 20X27 5000 grammi Tela Edit. con sovracc. ill col. e cofanetto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blacker's Art of Fly Making & The Amazing Mr. Blacker {Deluxe Edition in Two Volumes}.

      - Devon, England. The Flyfisher's Classic Library. 1994. Deluxe Edition. Two Volumes. Matching number 27 of 50 copies. 8vo. (9 x 6). Blacker's Art of Fly Making, 259 pp. The Amazing Mr. Blacker, 12 pp. With Blacker's size 3/0 'The Spirit Fly', dressed by Henrik Strandgaard mounted within a recessed oval inside the front cover of Blacker's Art of Fly Making. This fly is exquisitely dressed. Color plates showing many salmon and trout fly patterns as well as step-by-step tying color plates. The Amazing Mr. Blacker written by Henrik Strandgaard is an excellent biography of William Blacker and his flies. Both volumes bound in full black morocco with gilt titles and decorations. Marbled end sheets. Both volumes are in a drop-back black cloth case lined in silk moiré with gilt titles. A beautiful set of books. Both fine in a fine case.

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        Acidification of Freshwater Ecosystems

      Wiley-Blackwell, 1994. Hardcover. New. SKU: MM-60135656; EAN: 9780471942061

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        Photo Masters for Diamond Grading

      Gemworld International 1994 - Book has very light edgewear, very tiny smudge to FFEP; DJ has some rubbing to edges, two 1/4" tears to top edge, small wrinkle to top and bottom spine, light shelfwear; color photos; DJ in protective Brodart cover ; 94 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Perikopenbuch Heinrichs II. Faksimile der Ausgabe der Handschrift Clm 4452 der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München.

      Frankfurt a. M.: Fischer in Zusammenarbeit mit Verlag Müller und Schindler, Stuttgart, (1994).. 2 Bände (Faksimile- und Kommentarband). 2° 206 Bll. mit 45 teils ganzseitigen und mit großflächigen Goldauflagen versehene farbige Miniaturen. Kommentarband: 148 S. mit 110 Abbildungen. Grüner Original-Seideneinband mit durchbrochener Messingplatte (Replikat des Rückendeckels) und -schließen (Faksimile) und Original-Halblederband (Kommentar). - Kommentarband im Schuber. - Tadelloses, verlagsfrisches Exemplar.. - Exemplar Nr. 237 von 250 (Gesamtaufl. 500). - Das Perikopenbuch Heinrichs II. entstand um 1012; die Ausstattung in Schrift und Miniaturmalerei ist von erlesener Kostbarkeit. Sie gehört zu den Prachthandschriften der Reichenauer Liuthar-Gruppe mit einem jener umfangreichen, neutestamentlichen Bilderzyklen, die eine der großen Schöpfungen der ottonischen Kunst darstellen. Hinzu kommt die Bedeutung, die der Inhalt der Handschrift hat, bei dem es sich um ein Beispiel jener neuen Form des liturgischen Buches handelt, die als Ausgabe der Meßperikopen mehr und mehr an die Stelle des Evangeliars trat. Besonderes Ansehen aber hat die Handschrift durch ihre Beziehung zu Heinrich II. gewonnen, der sie in Auftrag gab. - Der Kommentarband mit Beiträgen von Peter Bloch, Fridolin Dressler, Hermann Fillitz, Ulrich Kuder und Rudolf Schieffer.

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