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1 ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE OKLAHOMA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE1910
Norman, OK University Press 1910 Paper Cover Very Good+ Oklahoma Size: Approx. 6 " x 8 1/4" 
Preliminary Report of the Proceedings of the Organization Meeting 1909-1910. " The new state of Oklahoma presents a fine opportunity and great possibilities for a wide-awake, active Academy of Science. If the Academy is to be a real factor in the promotion of science in Oklahoma, we must have the help of the progressive people from all parts of the state; with a strong membership we will be able to enlist the support that our cause merits and secure funds for such enterprises as, the building up of a state scientific library, the establishment of a state museum, the publication of original papers and researches of members, the organization and promotion of a state biological survey and other similar projects under the direction and patronage of the Academy.". 15 pp. Includes: Call for Organization Meeting-"On December 9, 1909, Seventeen members of the faculty of the University of Oklahoma issued the following call..." (Includes their names); Response to Call; Minutes of Organization Meeting; Membership of the Academy; Officers of the Academy, 1910; and By-Laws of the Academy. Laid in NOTICE sheet regarding Charter members. (Oklahoma became a state on Saturday, November 16, 1907) Stiff grey covers with black lettering on front. Covers are Very Good+. Title page discoloring around edges, otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. 
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2 Proceedings Of The South Dakota Academy Of Science 1918-1919
Vermillion University of South Dakota 1919 Paper Cover Good South Dakota Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" Tables, Photograph, 
Papers on Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry and Geology. 48 pp. Includes a Biography of the Retiring President-Professor Joseph Gladden Hutton. Series XIX. No.12. Covers are mildly soiled. 1 1/2" tear on front cover, going through to pp.10-coming less and less of a tear. Overall exterior is Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
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3 REPORT OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR THE YEARS 1883-1914. 22 Reports.
Washington Government Printing Office Wraps Good or Better National Academy of Sciences Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Tables, Colored Maps, 
For the years: 1883,1884,1885, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905,1907 and 1914. 22 individual years. Some articles (Appendices) include: Report on Methylated Spirits & Glucose (1883), Report on the National Surveys and Signal Service (1884), Report on the Astronomical Day,The Eclipse of the Sun in 1886, and The Erection of a new Naval Observatory (1885), Report on Opium, 1887 and Report on the International Astronomical Congress, Held in Paris, April, 1887.(1887), Preliminary Report on the Investigation of the North Magnetic Pole (1890), Standards for Electrical Measure (1894), Specifications for the Practical Application of the Definitions of the Ampere and Volt (1895),Scientific Surveys of the Philippine Islands (1904),and Biographical Notes on Deceased Members (1914). ex-mus. stamp on front covers and some have numbers. Overall covers are Good or Better. Some soiling, chipping and occasional.missing pieces. 1904 covers detached with tears and missing piece, 1 3/4"x1/2" on back cover and title p. tear at spine gutter. All interiors are Very Good, tight and clean. 5 reports have museum stamp on title p. 
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4 REPORT OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR THE YEARS 1889 and 1899
Washington Government Printing Office Paper Cover Very Good Good+ National Academy of Sciences Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Table 
2 separate reports: 1889 with 68 pp and 1899 with 39 pp, including a financial table of yearly expenses. Each has Index and Appendices. ex.mus. stamp and numbers on front covers. Mildly faded around borders, otherwise covers are Very Good. Interiors are tight, clean and Very Good+. 
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5 SCIENCE, May 8, 1885. Volume V. No. 118
Cambridge The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good to Good- Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Portraits, Engravings, Map, 
Articles by Famous Americans: S. NEWCOMB "Mortality experience of the Connecticut mutual life-insurance Co."; and in Letters to the Editor ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL "The Wisconsin Bill relating to the instruction of deaf-mutes"; and EUGENE A. SMITH " Tertiary phosphates in Albama". Other articles: "Composite Portraits of Members of the National Academy of Sciences" with a full page of 4 portraits protected by a tissue guard; " American Flash Language in 1798" with Tufts's glossary, 1793-98; "Walking and Running" with 5 illustrations; and under Notes and News, a paragraph on the "earlier floods of the lower Mississippi" with a map. Also "Naval architecture in England, and "Recent British locomotives". Paper covers lightly soiled with chipping around edges. ex-mus. stamp on front cover. Top right corner of front cover missing,and another piece of top border. Bottom edge piece folded up and corner missing. Tearing at spine. Covers still intact. Overall covers are Good-. First 3 pages' upper corners missing, 1 1/2"x1/2", not on text. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
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6 TRANSACTIONS OF THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE KANSAS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, (1887-88), VOL. XI
Topeka, Kansas Clifford C. Baker, State Printer 1889 Cloth Good Academy of Science Size: Approx. 6 " x 8 3/4" Plate, Drawings, Tables 
Some articles include: ON THE NEWLY-DISCOVERED SALT BEDS IN ELLSWORTH COUNTY, KANSAS and SOME EXPERIMENTS ON THE RELATION BETWEEN THE TASTE AND THE ACIDITY OF CERTAIN ACIDS by E. H. S. Bailey; several articles by N. S. Goss including ICTINIA MISSISSIPPIENSIS AND AEGIALITIS NIVOSA, NESTING IN SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS; other articles: THE BLACK ROT OF THE GRAPE; FLORA OF KANSAS; PINK AND WHITE TERRACES OF NEW ZEALAND; EARLY STAGES OF THREE MOTHS with 3 illustrations; DICOTYLEDONOUS LEAVES OF THE DAKOTA ROCKS with plate; GEOLOGY OF THE LEAVENWORTH PROSPECT WELL; EVAPORATIVE POWER OF KANSAS COALS with tables; 3 NEW KANSAS BIRDS; KANSAS GRASSES; A NEW FORM OF HYDROMETER with illustration and more. 127 pp. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. Rubbing and some discoloration mainly to front cover. Spine faded. Watermark starting on page opposite title page, across top edge down 1/4"-throughout interior on top edge. Some pages with mark going down side-always in margin "areas" Always about 1/4" in. Doesn't interfer with text. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good. 
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7 Bell, Alexander Graham, Prof. W. H. Brewer, Prof.S.P. Langley and Prof. C. A. Young MEMOIRS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Volume II 1883
Washington Government Printing Office 1884 Leather Very Good Science Size: Approx. 9" x 11 1/2" Figures, Tables, Plates 
4 separate reports by Famous Americans: 1. Report of the Eclipse Expedition to Caroline Island, May 1883 by Prof. C. A. Young, pp.10-146, 22 Figures ( illustrations, charts/graphs, maps). 2. Wave-lengths in the Invisible Prismatic Spectrum, by Prof.S.P. Langley, pp. 147-162, 5 Tables, 4 Figures, 4 Plates (fold-out graphs) 3. Subsidence of Particles in Liquids, by Prof. W. H. Brewer, pp.163-175 and 4. Formation of Deaf Variety of Human Race, by Alexander Graham Bell pp.177-224, 30 Tables, 12 Figures (some foldout graphs), Also Appendix pp.225-262 with Tables A-Y. 3/4 brown leather with marbled boards, marbled edges, and marbled endpapers. Darker brown leather on spine than corners. Spine has raised bands with gilt lettering. previous owner's name in gilt at spine base: Geo. L. Shoup. Rubbing to spine gutters, with rubbed out piece 1/2" on back gutter. Rubbing on top and base of leathered section and some to corners. All minor.Still in Very Good condition, especially considering its age. Handsome book. Inside is clean, and tight. Very Good + condition.. 
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8 Hinckley, Thomas (editor) MISSOURI ACADEMY OF SCIENCE: PROCEEDINGS OF SYMPOSIUM OF PESTS & PESTICIDES 1972
Missouri 1972 Paper Cover Very Good Entomology Size: Approx. 8 1/2 " x 11" Tables, Diagram, 
Held at Southeast Missouri State University, April 28, 1972. Sponsored by School of Forestry, University of Missouri-Columbia. Bulletin, Vol.1 (Supplement). 115 pp. Contents: Biological control of insects and weeds; Pesticides and the aquatic environment; The ecological and physiological effects of insecticides on Missouri mammals; A Critical examination of pesticides and pesticide regulation; EPA pesticides policies and regulations; The great trial of science and scientists; The pesticide question: An examination by an environmentalist and Controlling the gypsy moth. Front cover's bottom edge with spots? in lower left corner-minor, otherwise Covers are Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
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9 Morse, Edward S. BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF CHARLES SEDGWICK MINOT 1852-1914
Washington National Academy of Sciences 1920 Paper Cover Very Good Biography Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/4" 
Presented to the Academy at the Annual Meeting, 1919. Biographical Memoirs. Part of Volume IX.. "In an address before the American Association of Anatomists...Dr. Minot was "by common consent the leading American anatomist." pp. 263-285. Some soiling to covers. 1/2" tear at spine base. Overall covers are Good+ to Very Good-. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. Frontis. portrait of Minot. Edward Morse was an American Zoologist, academic, author, and museum curator. Charles Sedgwick Minot, at the Harvard Medical School, invented the automatic rotary microtome. 
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10 National Academy Of Sciences. Annual Report of the National Academy of Sciences: First 3 Annual Reports 1865-1867
Cambridge Welch, Bigelow, and Company 1865 Wraps Good Academy of Sciences Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/2" 
First Three Reports. ANNUAL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR 1863-64. "The Annual now presented is intended to cover the whole period from the organization of the Academy in April, 1863, to January 1st, 1865. Wolcott Gibbs. Louis Agassiz." Contents include: Address of Hon. Henry Wilson, delivered at the opening of the First session of the Academy, April 22, 1863; Constitution and By-Laws of the Academy, Organization of the Academy; Committees of the Academy; List of Members and Eulogy on J.S. Hubbard. 112 pp. ANNUAL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR 1865. Contents include: Act of Congress establishing a National Academy of Sciences( with names of members and "Approved March 3, 1863. Abraham Lincoln, President"; List of Members; Constitution; Foreign Associates; List of Memoires; Biographical Notice of Joseph G. Totten. 130 pp. and ANNUAL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR 1866. Contents include many of the same listings as in previous Reports, plus Biographical Notice of James Melville Gilliss; Memoir of Benjamin Silliman and Obituary of Dr. Edward Hitchcock. 154 pp. Salmon colored covers. String-tied. ex.mus. stamp and numbers on front covers. Mildly soiled. One report missing a 2" x 3/4" piece at base of front cover with 1 1/2" tear at spine's crease. 2 Reports with missing paper pieces on spine. Overall covers are Good. All intact. Interiors are clean, tight and Very Good+. A. D. Bache was President. Scarce. 
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11 Nipher, Francis E. The Relation of Direct to Reversed Photographic Pictures and The Specific Heat of Gaseous Nebulae in Gravitational Contraction
1901 Wraps Good Missouri Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" Plates, Equations, Diagram 
Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, Vol.XI, No. 4. The Relation of Direct to Reversed Photographic Pictures pp. 31-62. Most pages uncut. and The Specific Heat of Gaseous Nebulae in Gravitational Contraction, pp.63-70. Some pages and plates uncut at top edge. Plates II-X. Covers detached from text. Missing some pieces at edges and on spine. Front/back attached. Overall covers are Good. Side edge partly untrimmed. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good. Laid in advertising sheet for ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM, A MATHEMATICAL TREATISE, by Francis E. Nipher. 
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12 Ravenel, Mazyck P., M.D. Notes on the Bacteriological Examination of the Soil of Philadelphia.
Washington GPO 1896 Leather Very Good Medicine Size: Approx. 9" X 12" Color plates, Figures 
Memoirs of the Natl.Academy of Sciences, Vol.VIII. House of Representatives, 54th Congress 1st Sess., Doc. No.253. An examination of "the greater mortality among persons living in houses built on made ground over those living on virgin soil." Soil was examined in both made and virgin soil to a depth of 12 feet, over a period of 10 months. Results are detailed. 3/4 red calf, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges marbled. A handsome, deluxe presentation. Some rubbing on spine and corners, else Very Good +. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good +. 42 illustrations. 4 color plates. 
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13 Stearns, Robert E. C. Remarks of Robert E. C. Stearns on the late Professor Joseph Henry, before the California Academy of Sciences. May 20th, 1878; and Resolutions of the Academy, June 17th, 1878.
Wraps Good+ Famous American Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 9 1/4" 
4 page pamphlet. "Death, which hath all seasons for its own, has just stricken from the roll of the living, one of the illustrious names of the century, a name eminent in intellectual, especially scientific circles, throughout the world. I refer, of course, to the late Prof. Joseph Henry, whose long life service to his country and to mankind as an educator and scientific investigator , and as the organizer and head of the Smithsonian Institution..." ex-mus. stamp on front cover. Mild discoloration along top edge and several tiny nicks at top/bottom edges. Otherwise Very Good-. 
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14 Van Dyke, Edwin C. CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD A KNOWLEDGE OF THE INSECT FAUNA OF LOWER CALIFORNIA. No. 3 COLEOPTERA: BUPRESTIDAE
California California Academy of Sciences 1942 Wraps Very Good- Baja California Size: Approx. 7 " x 10 " Plates 
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Fourth Series. Vol. XXIV, No. 3, pp. 97-132, Plates 6-7. March 31, 1942. "This paper, while dealing primarily with the materila collected in Lower California during the summer of 1938 by Michelbacher and Ross, in order to be more useful, has been amplified to the extent of mentioning all the species of Buprestidae which are known to have been collected in that region." Stapled at spine. Thin 2 3/4" waterstain line at base of spine on front page. Doesn't go through. 1/2" tear at spine base. Otherwise publication is tight, clean and Very Good +. 2 plates with 18 insects. Edwin Van Dyke was one of America’s leading coleoperists at the turn of the last century and Professor Emeritus of Entomology at University of California. 
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15 Walker, Bryant REVIEW OF OUR PRESENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOLLUSCAN FAUNA OF MICHIGAN
1894 Wraps Very Good- Michigan Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/4" Tables 
Read before the Michigan Academy of Science, December 27, 1894. "Barring a few scattering descriptions by European naturalists of such species as were brought home by the early travellers in this country, the history of North American conchology may be said to have begun where Thomas Say, in 1817, wrote the article on "Conchology" for the first American edition of Nicholson's Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences." 27 pp. Includes Catalogue of the Mollusca of Michigan, Notes and Literature. Mildly soiled covers. Faint stamp "W. A. Bryan" on front cover. Otherwise covers are Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. Dr. Bryant Walker of Detroit was one of the leading malacologists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries 
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