Lot 485: Young (William Henry & Grace Chisholm)



2015-07-08 11:47:23

Lot 485: Young (William Henry & Grace Chisholm). The Theory of Sets of Points, 1st edition, Cambridge University Press, 1906, Grace Chisholm Young's copy with pen and pencil marginalia, annotations and corrections throughout, additionally with her signature to half-title, photograph of William and their youngest child Laurie pasted to front endpaper, two small watercolours of Laurie pasted to half-title recto and verso, a quotation from Anatole France to front free endpaper, plus a postcard in Italian tipped in to front, dated 10 May 1914 and written in a close and unidentified hand to Grace, with mentions of Cantor and several mentions of the date 1871, additionally two postcards from L.E.J. Brouwer (1881-1966) tipped in at pp. 63 & 65, the latter slightly obscuring text, bound at the end, 50 pp. manuscript mathematical notes by Grace plus mathematical letters tipped in or loose from Henri Lebesgue (1875-1941), dated at Poitiers, 9 July 1908, in French, 4pp., Dmitry Mirimanoff (1861-1945), two letters in French, 19th & 24th November 1912, 2 pp. & 4 pp., H. Halevy, 23 April 1930, 4 pp. in German, Leonida Tonelli (1885-1946), two letters in Italian, 16 February & 25 March 1908, 4 pp. & 3 pp., F. Benheim (postcard to William), 24 June 1914, a third postcard from L.E.J. Brouwer, a lengthy two-page letter from William to his wife, dated 'early 1906', concerning details about the progress and hoped for publication of this book, a two-page ink mathematical diagram and notes in an unidentified hand and loosely inserted, 2 pp. pencil diagrams and notes, plus tipped in contemporary book reviews of this book, etc., IGG signature at front and bookplate to front pastedown, contemporary half morocco, rebacked with original spine relaid, some wear, 8vo, together with a second revised reprint edition of the same work with note by Grattan-Guinness and Appendix referring to the manuscript notes in the first edition, Chelsea Publishing Company, New York, 1972, some pencil notes by IGG to front free endpaper and Appendix, IGG signature and bookplate to front free endpaper, original cloth, sticky back plastic cover, 8vo, plus Grattan-Guinness's copy of Selected Papers (2000) and a facsimile reprint of the Youngs' Beginner's Book of Geometry (1970) (4) Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History, Early Printed Books, Maps, Globes & Decorative Prints, Science & Mathematics, Bookbinding Equipment Auction July 2015 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: £300-500
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