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London: Faber and Faber, 1969.
First edition of the author’s second major collection. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Seamus Heaney on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. An exceptional example.
"Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color": First Edition of the Collected Poems of W.S. Merwin in Two Volumes; Each Signed by Him
New York: Library of America, 2013.
First edition of the collected poems of this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Octavo, original black cloth, two volumes. Both volumes are signed by W.S. Merwin on the title page. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets.
“But you must know that only he who fights the darkness within will the day after tomorrow have his own share in the sun": First Edition of the Odysseus Elytis Selected Poems; Signed by Him
London: Anvil Press, 1981.
First edition of this collection of poems by the Nobel laureate. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Odysseus Elytis on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Chosen and introduced by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard.
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans/ Africa World Press, 1988.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.
"A scientist shouldn't be asked to judge the economic and moral value of his work. All we should ask the scientist to do is find the truth-and then not keep it from anyone"; First Edition of Enzymatic Structures of DNA; Inscribed by Arthur Kornberg
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1962.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Arthur Kornberg on the front free endpaper. Small stamp of Biologist L.S. Baron on the front endpage. Fine in a dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear.
"A fractal is a mathematical set or concrete object that is irregular or fragmented at all scales": First Edition of Benoit Mandelbrot's Fractals: Form Chance, and Dimension; Inscribed by Him
San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1977.
First edition of the mathematician’s groundbreaking work. Quarto. Light wear, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows a closed tear to the crown of the spine. Inscribed by the author. An important work, rare signed and inscribed.
Water Resources Research, 1969.
Original pamphlet from February 1969, from the Water Resources Research. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the front panel. In very good condition condition with light toning to the extremities.
New York & Company: W.W. Norton, 2005.
First edition of this omnibus edition celebrating a great scientific mind and a legendary American original including a live recording. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Freeman Dyson on the title page, who contributed the foreword. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Includes the commemorative CD.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist’s autobiography, in which he describes his invention of the laser. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Charles Townes on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1974.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both the author and Francis Crick on the title page, who contributed the foreword. The author has transcribed the following from this work, “The ultimate aim of the modern movement in biology is in fact to explain all biology in terms of physics and chemistry Robert Olby.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed James Watson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction": First Edition of On Human Nature; Signed By Edward O. Wilson With A Drawing Of An Ant
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978.
First edition of this work, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. Octavo, original brown cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has drawn an ant. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel. A very bright example.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951.
First edition of Bradbury’s third book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page. Owner stamp on the front free endpaper, else near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket that shows none of the spine fading endemic to this title. A very bright example.
New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1953.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Chess grandmaster Larry Evans, “To Ambassador Thompson Best wishes Larry Evans March, 1956.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears.
"In war, as in love, he was a fearless, happy-go-lucky adventurer": First Edition of Galapagos; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1985.
First edition of Vonnegut’s eleventh novel, which questions the merit of the human brain from an evolutionary perspective. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light shelf wear. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature on the half-title page. Jacket illustration by Jeffrey Adams.
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge": First Illustrated Edition of The Discoverers; Inscribed by Daniel Boorstin to his Neighbors in the Year of Publication
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1991.
First illustrated edition of this classic work. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper in the year of publication of both volumes. Volume one’s inscription reads “For Hope and Sam- good friends, good neighbors- with affection from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Volume two’s inscription reads, “For Hope and Sam- with affection over many years from Dan Oct. 14, 1991.” Both volumes are in fine condition, as is the slipcase. A nice association.
First Edition of The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal; Inscribed by Jared Diamond
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1992.
First edition of this early work by the award-winning scientist. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by Jared Diamond on the front free endpaper to noted book collector Larry Owens. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travellers into the gulf below”: First Edition of The Bridge of San Luis Rey; Inscribed by Thornton Wilder
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927.
First edition of the author’s masterpiece and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Milton J. Lesser with the regard of Thornton Wilder New Haven March 1930.” Also laid in is a signed handwritten letter to the recipient from Wilder. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. A superior example of the dust jacket, which is prone to wear.
First Edition of The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Francis Crick
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994.
First edition of this “well-constructed and comprehensive overview of visual neuroscience” (The Washington Post). Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Best wishes to Prof. Ross Edinburgh Francis Crick.” The recipient James Ross, was Professor of Liver Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh. Fine in a fine dust jacket.