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Use and Abuse of History by Pieter Geyl

Use and Abuse of History by Pieter Geyl

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Use and Abuse of History
by Pieter Geyl, professor of Modern History, University of Utrecht

New Haven: Yale University Press
First edition/stated second printing, June 1957.
The Terry Lectures

SIGNED and inscribed by Geyl on half-title page: "For Professor Felix Bloch with kind regards from Pieter Geyl, July 1957"

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Cover boards have minimal apparent wear. Interior is clean and neat save for one edit done in the same color ink that Geyl used for his inscription--this edit is in the index, where he writes over the name "Xavier", possibly writing Joseph, as Joseph de Maistre was the brother of Xavier--see photo. Binding remains firm.

wiki: "Pieter Catharinus Arie Geyl (15 December 1887, Dordrecht – 31 December 1966, Utrecht) was a Dutch historian, well known for his studies in early modern Dutch history and in historiography.

Felix Bloch (23 October 1905 – 10 September 1983) was a Swiss-American physicist and Nobel physics laureate who worked mainly in the U.S. He and Edward Mills Purcell were awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for "their development of new ways and methods for nuclear magnetic precision measurements." In 1954–1955, he served for one year as the first Director-General of CERN. Felix Bloch made fundamental theoretical contributions to the understanding of ferromagnetism and electron behavior in crystal lattices. He is also considered one of the developers of nuclear magnetic resonance."

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