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AN ORIGINAL LAUNCH TICKET FOR THE FAMOUS ILL-FATED APOLLO 13 MOON MISSION WHICH GAVE RISE TO THE PHRASE "HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM"., (Agnew, Spiro; Sohmer, Art). Debus, Kurt H.
1 (Agnew, Spiro; Sohmer, Art). Debus, Kurt H. AN ORIGINAL LAUNCH TICKET FOR THE FAMOUS ILL-FATED APOLLO 13 MOON MISSION WHICH GAVE RISE TO THE PHRASE "HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM".
Kennedy Space Center: NASA, 1970. 1970. Very good Signed
Kennedy Space Center: NASA, 1970.. 1970.. Very good. "HOUSTON, WE'VE HAD A PROBLEM...." - A genuine original 2-5/8 inch high by 4 inch wide launch ticket for NASA's Apollo 13 mission. Housed in a clear badge holder with a metal clip on the verso, the badge, printed on white card stock is illustrated in color with the Apollo 13 mission insignia depicting 3 flying horses orbiting the moon with the sun in the background. The words "Apollo XIII: Ex Luna, Scientia" are printed along the circumference. "Kennedy Space Center, NASA" is centered at the top of the badge and the letter "B" is boldly stamped at bottom right. The verso, with a light blue NASA seal at the center welcomes dignitaries with the words: "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration cordially welcomes you to the launch of Apollo 13. ... This credential is issued to the bearer for his sole, exclusive, personal use and is not transferable. After launch, it may be kept as a souvenir of the mission." Signed in print by Kennedy Space Center Director Kurt H. Debus, this ticket is numbered "3110" in blue at bottom right of the verso. There is some minor soiling with staple holes through the bottom left. Very good.

Provenance: From the estate of Vice President Spiro Agnew's Chief of Staff Art Sohmer.

Vice President Spiro Agnew, together with German Chancellor Willy Brandt watched the Apollo 13 launch. Agnew brought congratulations to the firing room crew from President Nixon: "As we go into the future considering the awe-inspiring task of sorting out our national priorities, one thing is certain: A program which has been as successful, as efficient, and as economical as this one has been must be carried forward".

Intended as the third moon landing, Apollo 13 was supposed to land in the Fra Mauro area of the moon. With James A. Lovell Jr., Fred W. Haise Jr. and John L Swigert Jr., the mission launched on April 11, 1970. Despite feeling a little vibration and one of the engines shutting down a little early, all appeared fine until April 13th when, within nine minutes of signing off from a TV broadcast which the crew had been filming, one of the oxygen tanks blew up causing the other to also fail. Swiggert, seeing a warning light, first reported it followed seconds later by Lovell's now famous phrase "Houston, we've had a problem". The phrase was later misquoted as "Houston, we have a problem" and popularized in the film starring Tom Hanks. 
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2 (Bacon, Roger). Little, A. G.; compiler and editor ROGER BACON ESSAYS / Contributed by Various Writers on the Occasion of the Commemoration of the Seventh Centenary of His Birth
Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1914. 1914. Good 
Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1914.. 1914.. Good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped with the head of the spine lightly chipped. viii, 425 & [1] pages. There is offsetting to the endpapers & pastedowns with some rippling to the endpapers & half-title. There is scattered light foxing. Good.

First edition.

The fourteen essays are in the languages of the contributors. Four are in German, two in French and the remainder in English.

The bookplate of Edward Andrew Donaldson is mounted on the front pastedown. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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3 (Darby, Abraham; et al). Raistrick, Arthur DYNASTY OF IRONFOUNDERS: The Darbys and Coalbrookdale
London: Longmans, Green and Co, (1953). (1953). Very good 
London: Longmans, Green and Co, (1953).. (1953).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly rubbed with the extremities slightly faded. The dust jacket is chipped with small pieces out & with its spine darkened. xvi & 308 pages. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and with black-and-white plates and full-page & textual illustrations, including maps, plans & facsimiles. There is light offsetting & staining to the pastedowns & endpapers. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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CHRIST'S COLLEGE MAGAZINE, EASTER TERM, 1909. Vol. XXIII, No. 70. DARWIN CENTENARY NUMBER., (Darwin, Charles).
4 (Darwin, Charles). CHRIST'S COLLEGE MAGAZINE, EASTER TERM, 1909. Vol. XXIII, No. 70. DARWIN CENTENARY NUMBER.
Cambridge: Printed for the Editors at The University Press, Cambridge, 1909. 1909. Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in buff wrappers titled in brown on the front cover and with a table of contents printed on the rear cover. The covers are soiled with minor slight dampstaining to the top front corner of the front cover. The darkened spine is chipped and there is a crease to the bottom front corner of the rear cover. 71 deckle-edge pages numbered [185] to 253, illustrated with a full-page frontispiece photograph of Charles Darwin's room at Christ's College. There is minor faint foxing to the first page of text. Good.

In addition to the frontispiece, the contents of this periodical consist of essays entitled "Charles Robert Darwin: Shrewsbury Days" by T.E. Pickering; "Charles Darwin at the Universities: Edinburgh-Cambridge" by A.E. Shipley; "Christ's College in the Years preceding the Entry of Charles Darwin" by the Master of Christ's College; "Darwin and the Linnean Society" by B. Daydon Jackson; "Letters from Charles Darwin to Alfred Russel Wallace" with Notes by Francis Darwin; "Present-day Darwinism" by Leonard Doncaster; "Darwin's 'Animals and Plants'" by F.H.A. Marshall; "Plants named after Darwin" by B. Daydon Jackson; an "Obituary" and "College Notes, News, Sports, etc."

SCARCE. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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5 (Edison, Thomas). Baldwin, Neil EDISON: Inventing the Century
New York: Hyperion, (1995). (1995). 0786860413 / 9780786860418 Very good Signed
New York: Hyperion, (1995).. (1995).. Very good. - Octavo, gray boards backed with green cloth in a dust wrapper. The rear panel of the dust jacket is lightly rubbed. x & 531 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The fore-edge is slightly soiled. A page corner is creased. Very good.

First edition.

Inscribed by Neil Baldwin in the year of publication and signed in full on the front endpaper. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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6 (Fuertes, Estevan Antonio; Hoffman, Samuel) FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE METEOROLOGICAL BUREAU AND WEATHER SERVICE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. 1893. Under the State Department of Agriculture and in Co-operation with the U.S. Weather Bureau....Central Office at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Transmitted to the legislature February 5, 1894. (State of New York - Department of Agriculture)
Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1894. 1894. Fair Signed
Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1894.. 1894.. Fair. WITH A SIGNED FORM LETTER IN SUPPORT OF THE METEOROLOGICAL BUREAU BY E.A. FUERTES, DEAN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AT CORNELL, TO DR. SAMUEL HOFFMAN - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are slightly darkened along the top and there is some minor chipping to the head and tail of the spine. 457 pages, illustrated with 44 maps and charts, including 41 folding maps and charts printed in 2 and (sometimes) 3 colors. The front hinge is starting to crack. The endpapers are soiled and slightly chipped with a couple of short tears along the edges and the pages are darkened. Good.

Tipped-in preceding the title page is an explanatory slip defining the 3 volumes of reports issued by the Commissioner of Agriculture for 1893.

Additionally tipped-in is a presentation slip presenting this volume with the compliments of E.A. Fuertes of Cornell University.

From the library of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman with his armorial book plate mounted on the front pastedown and with a personalized printed form letter signed in ink by E.A Fuertes tipped into the book. The 4-page letter, addressed in ink to Dr. Samuel Hoffman, is written by Fuertes as Director of the New York Weather Service in response to news stories that the Weather Bureau is about to be abolished. Fuertes writes in a bitingly sarcastic, almost bitter tone, "I shall be glad personally to be relieved of a thankless labor now under way for twenty-one years...."

Estevan Antonio Fuertes (1838-1903). Puerto Rico born engineer. He was the engineer-in-chief with the exploratory expedition to Nicaragua in 1870-71. In 1873, he became dean of the department of civil engineering at Cornell University. Except for math and descriptive geometry, he taught all of the subjects in the department. He installed laboratories in chemistry, physics, surveying, astronomy, hydraulics and bridge construction.

Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1866-1942) was president of the New York Historical Society. His astrolabe collection is in the Smithsonian. 
Price: 175.00 USD

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7 (Gillson, Joseph L.; editor-in-chief) INDUSTRIAL MINERALS AND ROCKS (Nonmettallics other than Fuels)....Sponsored by the Seeley W. Mudd Memorial Fund
New York: The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, 1960. 1960. Good 
New York: The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, 1960.. 1960.. Good. - Large octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & the spine. The covers are slightly rubbed. x, [ii] & 934 pages, with a frontispiece portrait and textual illustrations and diagrams. "Return to Map Projects Western Printing and Lithographing Co." is stamped in black on the front endpaper. Good.

Third Edition, Completely Revised. 
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THE ENGINEERING MAGAZINE; Devoted to Industrial Progress. Vol. IV. No. 6. March, 1893., (Griffin, Henry A.; Hazen, H.A.; Gribble, Theodore Graham; et al). Dunlap, John R.; editor.
8 (Griffin, Henry A.; Hazen, H.A.; Gribble, Theodore Graham; et al). Dunlap, John R.; editor. THE ENGINEERING MAGAZINE; Devoted to Industrial Progress. Vol. IV. No. 6. March, 1893.
New York: The Engineering Magazine Company, 1893. 1893. Fair 
- Octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in buff paper wraps, titled with illustrations in black on the front cover. The covers are soiled, darkened and heavily chipped. The front cover is detached and sections of the spine have perished. pages [1]-30, [i]-[viii], 799-950 and [33]-88, with profuse textual illustrations and pictorial ads throughout. The pages are darkened and there is some dampstaining to the front edges of a few pages. There are penciled marks in the margins of the index to technical periodicals. A complete issue.

Among articles worth noting is an illustrated article on "Ship-Building on the Great Lakes" by Henry A. Griffin and a nineteenth century article on climate change by meteorologist Henry Allen Hazen (1849-1900) titled "Is the Climate Changing?".

The civil engineer Theodore Graham Gribble (1851-1947) who from 1886 to 1890 was the chief engineer to the Hawaiian Railways and Tramways, and later to the elevated railway of Chicago has contributed an article on the "American Annexation of Hawaii". In 1893, foreign residents of Honolulu, consisting mostly of Americans, instigated a coup d'etat against Queen Liliuokalani who reigned until then over the Kingdom of Hawaii. Using the unrest as a pretext they then urged John L. Stevens, the American foreign minister, to call in the U.S. marines to protect American interests, an action which effectively supported their rebellion. The Republic of Hawaii was thus born and annexation, their ultimate goal, finally occured in 1898. 
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9 (Henry, Joseph). Coulson, Thomas JOSEPH HENRY: His Life and Work
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950. 1950. Good 
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950.. 1950.. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed with the head of the spine chipped & 2 small stains to the bottom edge of the front cover. The dust jacket is lightly chipped & soiled with some brown staining to its front panel. The jacket spine is darkened with small pieces out of its head. The printed price on the front flap has been crossed out in ink. [vii] & 352 pages. Black-and-white portrait frontispiece & black-and-white illustrations. The fore-edge & bottom edge are foxed. There is also foxing to the pastedowns & endpapers & to 1 rear blank. Good.

First edition.

From humble beginnings at a farm near Albany, New York, Joseph Henry rose to become a leading physicist of the nineteenth century, achieving fame in the field of electricity. He organized the Smithsonian Institution. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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10 (Hollerith, Herman). Austrian, Geoffrey D HERMAN HOLLERITH: Forgotten Giant of Information Processing
New York: Columbia University Press, 1982. 1982. 0231051468 / 9780231051460 Very good 
New York: Columbia University Press, 1982.. 1982.. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on the spine, in a dust wrapper. xvi & 418 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. There is light foxing to the edges. The book has a slightly musty odor. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD

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11 (John A. Roebling's Sons Company) WIRE IN ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION
Trenton, NJ: John A. Roebling's Sons Company, (1916). (1916). Good 
Trenton, NJ: John A. Roebling's Sons Company, (1916).. (1916).. Good. - Small octavo, maroon cloth. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed with slight bubbling to the cloth along the top edge of the front cover. The spine is faded with a handwritten title. [vii] & 147 pages. Illustrated with numerous tables. Small stickers have been mounted on the front edges of 2 pages with pencil notations to one of the pages. A previous owner's initials have been stamped on the front endpaper. The book is lightly cracked at page 80. Good. Dust jacket present. 
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12 (Johnson, Douglas) GEOMORPHOLOGY OF THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS. Prepared under the direction of Douglas Johnson, Columbia University. (International Geological Congress XVI session, United States, 1933. Guidebook 7: Excursion A-7)
Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1932. 1932. Good 
Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1932.. 1932.. Good. - Octavo, softcovers bound in printed yellow wraps. The covers are soiled with a couple of stains and a tiny tear to the front edge of the rear cover and a tiny tear to the bottom edge of the front cover. iii, [i] & 50 pages, illustrated with a full-page plate, a folding plate and numerous full-page & textual illustrations. There is a small dampstain to the front edge of the last 4 leaves. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 (Kemp, J. F.; Cushing, H. P.; Smyth, C. H., Jr.; et al) 18TH REPORT OF THE STATE GEOLOGIST AND PALEONTOLOGIST AND FIELD ASSISTANTS. New York State Museum / 52nd Annual Report of the Regents 1898 Vol. 2. Transmitted to the Legislature 4 January 1899
Albany, NY: University of the State of New York, 1900. 1900. Good 
Albany, NY: University of the State of New York, 1900.. 1900.. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped. 169 pages. The hinges are cracked & the text block is partially detached from the binding. There is offsetting to the endpapers & the page edges are slightly darkened. Illustrated with black- and-white plates, including 1 folding plate, & 3 folding maps, 2 of them in color. There are pockets mounted on the pastedowns to hold the color maps, but the pocket on the front pastedown is torn & perished. Ex-library with a library bookplate on the front endpaper. Good working copy.

The reports are concerned with the geology of Rockland, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties, N.Y.; the Helderberg plateau; and the western Adirondack region. The two folding maps in the pockets are "Geologic Map of Rockland County" and "Geologic Map of Franklin County". 
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14 (Lathrop C. Harper, Inc.) THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE IN EUROPE AND AMERICA: Manuscripts and Printed Books from the 15th to the 20th Century on Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Navigation and the Physical Sciences. Catalogue 22
New York: Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., (1960s). (1960s). Very good 
New York: Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., (1960s).. (1960s).. Very good. - Octavo, printed tan wraps with circular vignettes in black on both covers. Light creases to the spine. 100 & [4] pp. Very good.

393 items are catalogued and fully described, with prices. 
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15 (Lavoisier). Metzger, Helene LA PHILOSOPHIE DE LA MATIERE CHEZ LAVOISIER
Paris: Hermann et Cie, Editeurs, 1935. 1935. Good 
Paris: Hermann et Cie, Editeurs, 1935.. 1935.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wrappers. The binding is bumped with the spine & extremities slightly darkened. There is a stamp with 2 handwritten prices at the top of the front wrap. There are tears to the head & tail of the spine with a piece out of the tail. 46 & [2] pages. The top page corners are bumped & the edges of the pages are darkened. Good.

Actualites Scientifiques et Industrielles [No.] 213. Exposes d'Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences. Publies sous la direction de Abel Rey, [No.] II.

The text is in French. Dust jacket present. 
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16 (Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent). Guerlac, Henry LAVOISIER -- THE CRUCIAL YEAR: The Background and Origin of His First Experiments on Combustion in 1772
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, (1961). (1961). Very good 
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, (1961).. (1961).. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed & the spine is faded. xix, [1] leaf & 240 pages. Black-and-white portrait frontispiece & 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations. The edges are very lightly foxed. Very good.

First edition, as issued without a dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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17 (Lavoisier, Antoine). McKie, Douglas ANTOINE LAVOISIER: Scientist, Economist, Social Reformer
London, U.K.: Constable, 1952. 1952. Very good 
London, U.K.: Constable, 1952.. 1952.. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed. viii, 334 & [1] pages. Illustrated in black & white with 17 plates, including a portrait frontispiece, and with textual illustrations & diagrams. There is occasional light foxing. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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18 (Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent; Priestley, Joseph; Cavendish, Henry). Aykroyd, W. R THREE PHILOSOPHERS (LAVOISIER, PRIESTLEY AND CAVENDISH)
London, U.K.: William Heinemann (Medical Books) Ltd., 1935. 1935. Good 
London, U.K.: William Heinemann (Medical Books) Ltd., 1935.. 1935.. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The spine is slightly faded & there is some minor bubbling to the cloth of the front cover. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with its top edge creased. Its spine is darkened with pieces out of the head & tail & a small white stain near the tail. xi & 227 pages. 8 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece. The top edge is foxed & the fore-edge is very slightly foxed. Good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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19 (Leith, Charles Kenneth). McGrath, Sylvia Wallace CHARLES KENNETH LEITH: Scientific Adviser
Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, (1971). (1971). Very good 
Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, (1971).. (1971).. Very good. - Octavo, greenish yellow cloth titled in black on spine, in dw. The covers are bumped & the dw is rubbed & somewhat faded. xii & 255 pp. There is light foxing to the fore-edge. B&W portrait frontispiece & B&W illustrations. Very good.

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A study of the career of geologist Charles Kenneth Leith [1875-1956]. Leith was head of the University of Wisconsin Geology Department for thirty years. He served as a consultant for the location and valuation of ore deposits for several mining companies and served as mineral adviser to the U.S. Shipping Board and the War Industries Board during World War I. He organized studies of world mineral supplies in the 1920s and served on many government agencies, including the Atomic Energy Commission, through the 1950s. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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20 (Mayor, Alfred G.). Davenport, Charles B ALFRED GOLDSBOROUGH MAYOR. (In Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXI Eighth Memoir)
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1927. 1927. Good 
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1927.. 1927.. Good. - Quarto [approximately 11-1/2 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed & unevenly darkened. There is creasing & a short tear to the top corner of the front wrap with a crease & 2 short tears to its front edge. Title & 14 pages, partially unopened. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. The top page corners are creased. Good.

This eighth memoir in a National Academy of Sciences series is a biography of Alfred Goldsborough Mayor [1868-1922]. Mayor was an American marine biologist and zoologist whose interest in Medusae [jellyfish] was encouraged by Alexander Agassiz and led to their cooperating on a publication on the jellyfish of the Atlantic coast of North America and to many joint expeditions. Mayor was also known for his publications and papers on subjects ranging from physics to hunting and fishing. 
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