The world’s premier auctions
 
 
WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
WE'VE CHANGED OUR NAME
is now
 
To celebrate, we’ve enhanced our site with
larger images and browsing by category to help
you easily find what you’re passionate about.
Remember to update your bookmarks.
Get Started »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options
Auction Description for Swann:
Viewing Notes:
15th Apr 10am - 6pm. 16th Apr 1pm - 6pm. 17th Apr 10am - 6pm.
Sale Notes:
None

300 lots

April 20, 1998

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

No Image Available

Lot 1: Air Technical Service Command, Army Air Force. Jet Propulsion. A Reference Text prepared by the Staffs of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Galcit Restricted. Illustrations and diagrams, including folding

Description: Air Technical Service Command, Army Air Force. Jet Propulsion. A Reference Text prepared by the Staffs of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Galcit Restricted. Illustrations and diagrams, including folding chart. Thick 4to, contemporary cloth loose-leaf binder; minor dampstaining along edges. Np, 1946 E150-250 Formerly classified manual for a 1943-44 course in jet propulsion limited to Army and Navy officers assigned to the California Institute of Technology for advanced studies; edited by Hsue-shen Tsien, the first Goddard Professor at Caltech, who returned to China involuntarily in the early 1950s and later headed the Chinese ballistic missile and space programs.

View additional info »
Realized: Log in or create account to view price data
No Image Available

Lot 2: Aitken, Robert Grant. The Binary Stars. 5 plates; 8 text illustrations. 8vo, original cloth. New York, 1918 E80-120 First Edition. DSB I, 87

Description: Aitken, Robert Grant. The Binary Stars. 5 plates; 8 text illustrations. 8vo, original cloth. New York, 1918 E80-120 First Edition. DSB I, 87

View additional info »
Realized: Log in or create account to view price data
No Image Available

Lot 3: Allen, Zachariah. Solar Light and Heat: The Source and the Supply. Gravitation: with Explanations of Planetary and Molecular Forces. 8vo,original cloth, spine faded. New York, 1879 E80-120 First Edition. " Sequel to the author's Philosophy of the

Description: Allen, Zachariah. Solar Light and Heat: The Source and the Supply. Gravitation: with Explanations of Planetary and Molecular Forces. 8vo,original cloth, spine faded. New York, 1879 E80-120 First Edition. " Sequel to the author's Philosophy of the Mechanics of Nature, arranging the facts and principles contained in that work to show their harmony with the laws controlling the material universe. An immediate best seller, a second edition was soon required' BibliothecaMechanica, pages 1 0- 11

View additional info »
Realized: Log in or create account to view price data
No Image Available

Lot 4: Ananoff, Alexandre. Le Probleme des Voyages Interplanetaires * La Navigation Interplanetaire * Navigation Interplanetaire. Together, 3 volumes. Various sizes, modern buckram, original front wrappers bound in. Paris, 1934; 1935; (1946 E150-250 First

Description: Ananoff, Alexandre. Le Probleme des Voyages Interplanetaires * La Navigation Interplanetaire * Navigation Interplanetaire. Together, 3 volumes. Various sizes, modern buckram, original front wrappers bound in. Paris, 1934; 1935; (1946 E150-250 First Editions. The first 2 works are lectures delivered before the Societe Astronomique de France on prerequisites for space flight and relevant research to date; the third is a brief introduction to the subject for a lay audience. Ciancone 4-6; Ley, page 539

View additional info »
Realized: Log in or create account to view price data
No Image Available

Lot 5: Anonymous. La Lune comme elle va; ou, Anecdotes Interessantes pour les Habitans des Contrees Profondes. Ouvrage fort courru dans la Lune, & nouvellement apporte sur Notre Globe par un Aeronaute. iiii, 36 pages. 8vo, contemporary 1/4 sheep, spine

Description: Anonymous. La Lune comme elle va; ou, Anecdotes Interessantes pour les Habitans des Contrees Profondes. Ouvrage fort courru dans la Lune, & nouvellement apporte sur Notre Globe par un Aeronaute. iiii, 36 pages. 8vo, contemporary 1/4 sheep, spine quite worn, front joint cracked; minor foxing on title. Trivia: chez la veuve Quinteuse, rue des Phases," 1785 E200-300 Although the title suggests an interplanetary theme, this is actually a satire of contemporary European affairs, thinly disguised by the extensive use of proper names spelled backwards.

View additional info »
Realized: Log in or create account to view price data