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Science & Technology: The Sale

To quote Mr. Spock, it's "Fascinating."

But I'm a bit overwhelmed with science & technology material and need to make some room. 

Lucky you!  

I have papers on comets, articles early computing, volumes of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, and books on relativity -- and don't forget Schrodinger's Cat!

Starting today and continuing until Midnight on Thursday our entire stock of material on science & technology is 30% off

To jump over to our science inventory, click on the link below:

Science & Technology Sale

I hope some of the samples below will pique your interest 

If you would like to save on shipping and are in the area, stop by our store in Belfast, Craig Olson Books at 99 Main Street in Belfast, Maine, pick up the book(s), and browse a bit, there's a lot more where these came from.


Edgeworth, Francis Y.
CORRELATION COEFFICIENT: "Correlated Averages" & "The Law of Error and Correlated Averages" (The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science [Fifth Series], Vol. XXXIV, pp. 190-204, 428-438 & 518-526).
London: Taylor and Francis, 1892.
Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. vii, [1], 533 pp. 8vo. 10 plates, all folding. Rebound in an exquisite three quarter leather binding with brown leather spine with four raised bands, gold embossed titling on black leather patch titles, marbled paper insets to cover boards. Only indication of ex-library status is Japanese ink stamp on the title page. Very clean within.

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth's (1845-1926) paper in which he descriubes the first systematic analysis of correlation in relation to the normal distribution. Herein he coins the term "coefficient of correlation."
Price: $365.00 save 30% $255.50  
Bush, Vannevar.
"As We May Think" (Life Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 11--September 10, 1945).
Chicago, IL: Time Magazine, 1945.
Wraps. First Edition. 144 pp. Folio. Light wear overall, clean and crisp within.

A condensed version of Vannevar Bush's (1890-1974) Atlantic Monthly article of July 1945 in which Bush describes his proposed "Memex" system for organizing, storing, retrieving and linking information - a collective memory machine based on the image of the mind. The original paper has been credited with originating the idea of hypertext and the World Wide Web. This publication would have reached an even broader audience than the Atlantic Monthly edition with Life Magazine being the highest circulation magazine at the time.
Price: $110.00 save 30% $77.00  
Schrödinger, Erwin; Trimmer, John D. (Translator).
SCHRODINGER'S CAT “Die gegenwärtige Situation in der Quantenmechanik” (Die Naturwissenschaften 23 pp. pp. 807-812; 823-828; 844-849, 1935) and "Translation of Schrödinger's 'Cat Paradox' Paper" (Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 124 No. 5 pp. 323-338, October 10, 1980).
Berlin, Germany/Philadelphia, PA: Julius Springer/The American Philosophical Society, 1935/1980.
Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xix, 870, 12 pp. 4to. Three quarter leather binding with black corners and spine, gold embossed titling to spine, gray cloth inset into front and rear covers. Clean and crisp within. The American Philosophical Society Proceedings is in blue wraps in Very Good Condition with library stamp on top front and rear cover as well as top of some pages within.

Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) proposed the Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment in this paper. Schrödinger used the thought experiment to illustrate what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics when applied to everyday objects. In the course of developing this thought experiment, Schrödinger also coined the term “Verschränkung” (“entanglement”).
Price: $885.00 save 30% $619.50  
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