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IN SEARCH OF SCHRODINGER'S CAT
Written by John Gribbin. Illustrated by Raymond Biesinger.
Stock no. 2133547
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2012. Nearly fine condition.

The question this book addresses is 'What is reality?' The answer(s) may surprise you; you may not believe them. But you will find out how contemporary science views the world. Blue cloth boards, light blue title to spine and blocked design to front. Colour illustrations and b/w diagrams. xiii and 272 pages. Pale browning to outer page edges. Contents are excellent. Slip case is very good - some bumping to edges and marks.

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THOMAS TOMPION HIS LIFE AND WORK
Written by R.W. Symonds.
Stock no. 1820094
Published by Spring Books. 1st thus 1969. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Thomas Tompion has been called the 'Father of clockmakers': without a doubt he was one of the finest horologists in history. This book is a definitive record of Tompion's life and work. Large format. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and one colour. ISBN: 0600386023. Book plate to front pastedown. Text block browned. Page 173-176 (centre of section) not bound in but present (printers error). Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine. Musty odour present.

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SIR SAMUEL MORLAND
Written by H.W. Dickinson.
Stock no. 1319272
Published by W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1970. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Diplomat and Inventor 1625-1695. Green cloth. 9 x 7". xvi + 133pp. 12 b/w plates. The life and inventions of a public servant in England. ISBN: 085270061X.

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TAMING THE INFINITE: THE STORY OF MATHEMATICS
Written by Ian Stewart.
Stock no. 2133392
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2012. Fine condition.

Pale grey/blue cloth with decorations. Colour photos and b/w diagrams. Contained in a nearly fine slip-case.

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GRUNDZUGE DER GEOMETRIE VON MEHREREN DIMENSIONEN UND MEHREREN ARTEN GRADLINIGER EINHEITEN IN ELEMENTARER FORM ENTWICKELT
Written by Giuseppe Veronese; A. Schepp.
Stock no. 2133350
Published by Druck Und Verlag Von B.G. Teubner. 1894. Good condition.

Leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine. Text in German. Title: Basic geometries of several dimensions and several types of linear units in elementary form. Heavy wear and scuffing to leather spine and corners; some chipping with a little loss. Scuffing to covers. Front endpaper is MISSING. Some foxing and page browning. Name in ink to front free endpaper.

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HYPERALGEBRES ET GROUPES DE LIE FORMELS
Written by M. Lazard.
Stock no. 1319128
Published by Secretariat Mathematique Paris. 1st 1957. Very good condition.

Seminaire "Sophus Lie" 2e annee 1955/56. Notes edited by Lazard. Large format. Brown card wraps Pale green cloth spine with white paper title label. A few faint marks to rear cover. Small rust spots from staples on spine. Foxing to top edge of textblock, contents fine.

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TRANSACTIONS OF THE MIDLAND SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION WINTER SESSION OF 1864-5
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819468
Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co.. 1865. Good condition.

Contents include: On Thor's Cave; On the Nest of the Ten Spined Stickleback; On the Embryo of the Pike; On the Jaw of the British Leopard; On some Peculiarities in the growth of the Hawthorn Tree; and much more. Pink cardwraps. 19 plates at rear. Writing in blue pencil to front cover, covers are unevenly faded and marked/grubby. Backstrip worn and front cover just starting to split from contents because of this. A little unobtrusive annotation to contents in pencil. Text block browned. Plates have some foxing present.

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HISTORY OF WESTERN SCIENCE 1543-2001
Written by John Gribbin.
Stock no. 1318919
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2006. Slightly better than very good condition.

Blue leather spine with gilt title, illustrated boards. Top edge gilt. Colour & b/w illustrations. Minimal bumping and rubbing to spine ends else a super copy in original slipcase.

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INVENTIONS OF THE MIDDLE AGES
Written by Chiara Frugoni.
Stock no. 2133164
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2007. Fine condition.

Black cloth spine with gilt title. Vivid pictorial boards illustrating some of the inventions. From table forks to buttons and underwear! Colour illustrations. 186 pages includes index. Contained in red slipcase which has a tiny spot and a few light scuff marks on one side.

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EARLY SCIENCE IN OXFORD VOL XIV
Written by R.T. Gunther.
Stock no. 2133149
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1945. Very good condition.

Life and Letters of Edward Lhwyd, second keeper of the Old Ashmolean Museum. His letters, presented in chronological sequence and dating from 1684 to 1704, throw new light upon the first materials upon which he founded his new Sciences. Part of the Oxford Books on the History of Science series. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. 5 b/w plates and numerous text illustrations. 576 pages includes index. All plates present. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly faded with one small mark. A few small foxspots to endpapers, pages lightly tanned else contents clean.

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EARLY SCIENCE IN OXFORD VOL XII
Written by R.T. Gunther.
Stock no. 2133146
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1939. Very good condition.

Dr. Plot and the Correspondence of the Philosophical Society of Oxford. Correspondence dating from 1680-1695 recapturing a Golden Age in British Science. Part of the Oxford Books on the History of Science series. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. 10 b/w plates. 434 pages includes index. All plates present. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly faded. Small closed tear in cloth at edge of rear cover. Pages lightly browned with a few foxspots to edge of textblock. Contents clean.

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WILLIAM PATERSON AND FRANK CANDY
Written by M.H. Goss.
Stock no. 1819362
Published by Paterson Candy Ltd. 1st 1999. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

An illustrated history of two pioneers in water treatment and the companies they founded. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0953769607. Text block just slightly grugbby. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine.

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