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1 Boole, Mary Everest PHILOSOPHY AND FUN OF ALGEBRA
London The C. W. Daniel Company 1909 Hardcover Near Fine 
This is a hardcover book without a dust jacket. The book has a tight binding, square cornered corners in green cloth covers with a mistletoe design and title in light green. The title on the spine is faded, but not on the cover. There are a few spots on the rear lower corner. There is a very slight hint of fading on the spine. The end papers are clean and without writing or marks, but with a shadow of offset foxing from some paper, possibly a newspaper clipping - no longer there. The book has an acetate cover that is removable. Mary was the neice of Thomas Everest for whom Mt. Everest was named. She married George Boole, mathematician, and tutor to Mary. She was also an academician , self taught in mathematics at the start, as women were not accepted in some science training schools. ; 12mo; 90 pages 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Braithwaite, Richard Bevan SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science
London, U. K. Cambridge University Press 1956 First American Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. It is the 1956 American Edition. The book is tight, bright, and very clean inside and out. There is a four digit number stamped on the front free end paper. There are no other marks or writing. The dust jacket is clean, but with some edge wear, corner chips and some closed tears, and a touch of discoloration. The book has been well cared for; the paper used for the jacket was too fragile. The jacket looks more crisp in its new see-through, removable mylar protector. It is unclipped. ; 8vo; 376 pages  
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Bunch, Bryan REALITY'S MIRROR Exploring the Mathematics of Symmetry
New York, NY John Wiley & Sons 1989 0471501271 / 9780471501275 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket in fine conditon. The books appears to be unread and has no marks or writing. The unclipped dust jacket is equally clean and crisp. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and line drawings. ; 8vo  
Price: 19.00 USD
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4 Cajoir, Florian A HISTORY OF MATHEMATICAL NOTATIONS (TWO VOLUMES) Volume 1 Notations in Elementary Mathematics; Volume 2 Notations Mainly in Higher Mathematics
Lasalle, IL The Open Court Publishing Company 1928 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a two volume hardcover book set without dust jackets, most likely as issued. The books are bound firmly and are still in tight condition. The covers are a medium blue cloth with titles on the covers and spines in gilt. The covers are clean. There is a slight dulling to the color of the spine. The interior pages are clean except for a former owner name written in ink and dated on the front pasted down end paper close to the corner. The same owner stamped his name and address on the rear pasted down end paper. All the pages and edges are crisp and clean. Well cared for. Strong binding with straight spines and straight corners. No wear to the spines except the slight dulling of color. Volume 1 is a first edition (September 1928) , Volume 2 is a third printing (January 1952) - same binding, same cloth. ; Vol. 1/2/2008; 8vo; 818 pages  
Price: 190.00 USD
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5 Gardner, Martin PENROSE TILES TO TRAPDOOR CIPHERS
New York W. H. Freeman & Company 1989 0716719878 / 9780716719878 Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
Near fine softcover book. Possibly unread. Profusely illustrated - a few plates in color. Very clean and crisp. ; 8vo  
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Paulos, John Allen BEYOND NUMERACY Ruminations of a Numbers Man
New York, NY Alfred A Knopf 1991 0394586409 / 9780394586403 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book would be considered in fine condition if not for three small, tasteful former ownership stamps on the end papers and half-title page. The book is in a tight binding with straight corners, very clean inside and out. Th eunclipped dust jacket is equally crisp and clean. Profusely illustrated with graphs, charts, diagrams, formulas, and line drawings. ; 8vo; 285 pages  
Price: 16.00 USD
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7 Vinson, Jack R. STRUCTURAL MECHANICS The Behavior of Plates and Shells
New York, NY Wiley-Interscience 1974 0471908371 / 9780471908371 First Edition Hardcover 
SIGNED This is a hardcover book with a dust jacket. The book is in near fine condition with just a touch of corner wear. Tight, bright, very clean. There is an author inscription on the front free end paper. There is also the remnant of a paper clip indention and rust outline on about six pages. The paper clip held two letters - an exchange between Vinson and his publisher, R. S. Woolson of Wiley, in 1974. The letters are laid in. The inscription is to 'Conners' who found an error in the book. The dust jacket has a magenta color that shows some rubbing and light edge wear. ; 8vo; 173 pages; Signed by Author  
Price: 110.00 USD
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