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Orrin Schwab Books
Orrin Schwab
249 W. 150 N Providence UT 84332
435-755-9124
www.osbooks.com
schwab@pcu.net
Western Americana, Utah & the Mormons, General Antiquarian
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Hunter, John A. WHITE HUNTER: THE ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES OF A PROFESSIONAL BIG GAME HUNTER IN AFRICA. London, Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd: 1938. 1st Edition. 282 pages. Some shelf wear to the spine edges and the corners. Corners are lightly worn and ever so slightly bumped. The top of the headcap has a very small tear. The binding material is made to resemble snake skin. Hinges are sound and the pages are clean. A very nice copy. This is the rare 1938 first edition. Published in very small numbers, this is one of the rarest and most sought-after of all African white hunting books. The author is widely recognized as the foremost authority and expert on early 20th-century African hunting. He spent many years hunting rhinos, lions, elephants, man-killing buffalo, and many other exotic and dangerous African animals. The significance of this work is that it describes in great detail the African wildlands in the years before World War II.

Price: $2800.00
Category/genre: African Hunting; Safaris; Africa
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Euler, Leonhard. LETTERS OF EULER TO A GERMAN PRINCESS, ON DIFFERENT SUBJECTS IN PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter D.D., with original notes and a Glossary of Foreign and Scientific Terms. In Two Volumes. London, Printed for the Translator and for H. Murray, No. 32 Fleet-Street: 1795. 1st Edition. This is the 1795 first English-language edition. Two volume set. Both volumes have new brown leather spines. Corners are vellum, with a couple of the board corner vellum replaced. Original marbled paper over board covers. Bindings are tight and the contents are complete, including all plates. Leonhard Euler, 1707-1783, was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He has been widely recognized as one of the greatest mathematicians of any age. He was renowned for his work on mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, geometry, applied mathematics, infinitisimal calculus, trigonometry, algebra, number theory, continuum physics, lunar theory, astronomy and mathematical analysis. He was truly a genius, and was one of the most prolific writers and publisher's of his age in these fields. This book is a series of letters Euler wrote explaining the concepts of physics, mathematics, optics, and many of the other topics in which he was expert. It is considered the best early popular science book and was a fore-runner to many later publications of a similar genre. This is the first English-language edition and is a wonderful rarity.

Price: $2500.00
Category/genre: Science; Physics; Natural Philosophy; Popular Science
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Friederici, E. LIFE OF GESCHE MARG. GOTTFRIED: Executed at Bremen in Germany in May 1831 for Having Poisoned Her Parents, Children, and Brother, Her Two Husbands and a Number of Other Persons. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, H.C. Neinstedt: 1832. 1st Edition. 79 pages. Bound in half brown leather, with marbled paper over board covers. Original binding. Some wear to the spine edges. The corners are rubbed and a bit bumped . Scattered foxing to the pages. A tight copy. This is a rare publication. The subject of the book committed her poisoning murders over a period of many years. After those close to her dying similar mysterious deaths, an inquiry was opened and she was convicted. This is one of the most notorious women's murder cases of the early 19th-century and made headlines the world over. Provides detailed descriptions of the types of poisons used, how administered, and symptoms caused. An interesting book for those interested in the history of crime, detective work, and medical information relating to poisons.

Price: $350.00
Category/genre: Crime, Detectives, True Crime, Poisons, Medical, Germany

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