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"ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND PERHAPS THE BEST KNOWN SINCE DARWIN:FIRST EDITION OF MISMEASURE OF MAN, SIGNED BY STEPHEN JAY GOULD
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1981.
First edition of Gould’s powerful challenge to views “of intelligence as a single thing, called IQ.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Stephen Jay Gould on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Jay J. Smith. Uncommon signed.
First Edition of The Charm of Physics; Warmly Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Sheldon Glashow
New York: American Institute of Physics, 1991.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist’s collection of essays. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Steve Moore, Thanks for a fun interview Sheldon Lee Glashow.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. With review material laid in.
New York: Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2014.
First edition of this fantasy novella by George R.R. Martin. Octavo, original boards, pictorial endpapers. Signed by George R.R. Martin on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket art and illustrations throughout by Luis Royo.
"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge": First Editions of Each Volume in the Authors Acclaimed Series; Each volume Signed by George R.R. Martin
The Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire Saga:] A Game of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords; A Feast for Crows; A Dance with Dragons.
New York: Bantam, 1996-2011.
First editions of each of the five volumes in the author’s acclaimed Game of Thrones series. Octavo, five volumes, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Each volume is signed by the author, George R.R. Martin on the title page. Each volume is fine in near fine to fine dust jackets.
"I feel that my whole life is a contribution"; FIRST EDITION OF THE INCOMPLEAT SINGER; SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY LEGENDARY FOLKSINGER PETE SEEGER
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Robert! Pete Seeger.”Seeger has also drawn a picture of a banjo. Edited by Jo Metclaf Schwartz. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor.
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1958.
First American edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Eric Newby on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Although not marked this copy is from the library of travel collector, Mary Anna Marten, who was the daughter of the 3rd and last Lord Alington of Crichel and later trustee of The British Museum.
New York: Monacelli Press, 1995.
First edition of this work, which combines essays, manifestos, diaries, fairy tales, travelogues on the contemporary city. Thick octavo, original silver boards with yellow lettering to the spine and frontispiece, illustrated throughout, photographic endpapers. Signed by both Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau. In near fine condition with light wear. Issued without a dust jacket.
New York: Rizzoli, 1991.
First edition. Folio, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Daniel Libeskind on the title page.
London: Bloomsbury, 1996.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
First edition of the chess grandmaster’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Garry Kasparov 16/10/07.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“IN OUR QUEST FOR PEACE, WE SHOULD CONSTANTLY ASK OURSELVES WHAT WE SHOULD DO TO CREATE CONDITIONS IN WHICH PEACE CAN PROSPER”: FIRST EDITION OF THE LAST TREK: A NEW BEGINNING; INSCRIBED BY NOBEL LAUREATE F.W. DE KLERK
New York: MacMillan, 1998.
First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by F.W. De Klerk on the title page, “To ______ Best wishes F.W. De Klerk.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive": First Edition of The Opening of the Western-Eye; Signed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Bangkok: The Social Science Association Press of Thailand, 1968.
First edition in English of the Dalai Lama’s first book on Buddhist philosophy. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the Dalai Lama on the title page in Tibetan “with prayers.” A near fine copy in a excellent dust jacket that is lightly rubbed. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, especially signed.
New York: Farrare, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by John Adams on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1984.
First edition. Oblong quart0, original cloth. Signed by Maurice Sendak on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1971.
First edition. Thin quarto, original illustrated boards. With the original die cuts present. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. A very sharp example.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967.
First edition of this Galbraith landmark work. Octavo, original brown cloth. Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only the lightest of wear. A very sharp example of this economic highspot.