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FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT SCIENTIFIC CLASSICS: "Describes the invention of the air pump and the famous experiment with the Magdeburg hemispheres, in which two teams of eight horses were employed in an attempt to pull apart two copper hemispheres from which the air had been withdrawn. Guericke.....
Price: $48,000 .
THE FIRST COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE 165 LETTERS OF ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK THAT WERE PUBLISHED IN HIS LIFETIME (IN THE ORIGINAL DUTCH, AND PRECEDING THE FIRST COMPLETE LATIN EDITION BY FOUR YEARS); INCLUDING HIS LETTERS TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY DESCRIBING THE FIRST-EVER OBSERVATIONS OF BACTERIA, SPERM CELLS, AND OTHER MICROSCOPIC.....
Price: $27,500 .
FIRST EDITION, THE EXTREMELY RARE OFFPRINT, OF THE LAST OF MAXWELL'S FIVE IMPORTANT PAPERS ON THE FOUNDATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY PUBLISHED BETWEEN 1855 AND 1868. WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY PROVENANCE: THIS COPY FROM THE ESTEEMED CAVENDISH LABORATORY, FOUNDED IN 1874 WITH MAXWELL AS ITS FIRST DIRECTOR.
Price: $18,500 .
FIRST EDITIONS (JOURNAL ISSUES IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS) OF TWO LANDMARK PAPERS IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF TOPOLOGY, IN WHICH IN WHICH, AMONG OTHER THINGS, MÖBIUS DESCRIBED THE MÖBIUS STRIP, DEFINED THE TOPOLOGICAL CONCEPTS NOW KNOWN AS GENUS AND ORIENTABILITY, AND SHOWED THAT ALL CLOSED ORIENTABLE SURFACES OF A PARTICULAR GENUS.....
Price: $3,200 .