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New York : New York Review of Books 2015
First edition of this sequel to Dyson’s 2006 The Scientist as Rebel. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Freeman Dyson on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
: c. 1920
Early 20th Century French Empire Doré bronze inkwell featuring prominently a large bronze eagle flanked by two bronze inkwells on clawed feet. Sited on a green marble base atop two bronze winged lions and two rear feet. The entire piece measures 15.25 inches long, 7.25 inches deep, and 8.5 inches tall. In fine condition. A handsome library decoration.
"Good questions outrank easy answers": Economics: An Introductory Analysis; Signed by Paul A. Samuelson
New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc 1948
First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the title page, “Paul A. Samuelson MIT.” Some light dampstaining to a few pages, very good in a fine dust jacket. With a new foreword by the author.
First Edition of Maurice Allais' Magnum Opus Economie & Interet; Inscribed by Him; From the Library of Kenneth Arrow
Paris : Imprimerie National 1947
First edition of Allais’ groundbreaking work. Octavo, 2 volumes, original wrappers as issued. Inscribed by Maurice Allais on the title page of volume one. From the library of fellow Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow, with his name in each volume. In near fine condition with light shelfwear, minor mending to the first few pages of volume one. A nice association linking these two Nobel Prize winning-economists and giants of twentieth century economics.
First Edition of Jon Krakauer's Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men And Mountains; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York : Lyons & Burford Publishers 1990
First edition of Krakauer’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “For Deborah- Stay loose, Climb hard! Congratulations on climbing Denali. You did better than I. Jon Krakauer October 1990. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Shaw. Jacket cover photograph by Jon Krakauer. Jacket back cover by Marc Twight.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company 1993
First edition of this collection of essays. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Stephen Jay Gould on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jay J. Smith.
"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding": First Edition of Einstein On Peace
New York : Simon and Schuster 1960
First edition of this work on Einstein. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Preface by Bertrand Russell.
London : John Murray 1838
First edition of the companion volume to Lyell’s pioneering work, Principles of Geology. Octavo, elegantly bound in full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments, green morocco spine label, gilt ruling to the spine, front and real panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece in color of an ideal section of the earth’s crust explaining the theory of the contemporaneous origin of the four great classes of rocks with tissue guard, engraved illustrations throughout the text. With the original paper spine label bound in at rear. From the library of Johnathan M. Himmelhoch, Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry at the Universtiy of Pittsburgh, with his library imprint to the dedication page. In fine condition.
“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault": First Edition of the author's Hugo Award-Winning Novel The Ender's Game; Signed by Orson Scott Card
New York : Tor Books 1985
First edition of this Nebula and Hugo award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Orson Scott Card on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Cover artist by John Harris. An exceptional example.
New York : John Wiley & Sons 2009
First edition of this thought provoking work by legendary investor John C. Bogle. Octavo, original boards. Warmly inscribed by John C. Bogle on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael J. Freeland.
"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.
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 title page. Named marked out on the front free endpaper, near fine in a fine dust jacket.
"I own one copy of Three Stories and Ten Poems and would be very happy if it became valuable": Ernest Hemingway Autograph Letter Excerpt
Chicago : The Walden Book Shop 1930
Rare letter excerpt boldly signed by Ernest Hemingway. Published by the Walden Book Shop in 1930, the introduction begins "The following notes are excerpts from a Hemingway letter in answer to questions concerning editions and numbers of copies." It goes on to provide a long italicized quote from the letter in which Hemingway describes the printings of his early books from Three Stories and Ten Poems through the forthcoming Men Without Women (1927). The quote reads, in part: “…The books have been Three Stories and Ten Poems, Contact Press, 1953-350 copies out of print, In Our Times, Three Mountains Press, 1924, 150, I think…They claim to be issuing a new edition. Then Scribners published The Torrents of Spring in the spring of 1926 in an unrestrained edition and The Sun Also Rises came out in the same year with, I believe an attempt made to print and sell as many as possible…I own one copy of Three Stories and Ten Poems and would be very happy if it became valuable in order that I might have something to leave to my children.” Signed by Hemingway in he lower right corner of the pamphlet. In fine condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Hemingway. The entire piece measures 26 inches by 17 inches. An exceptional example.
Garden City, NY : Doubleday & Company 1947
Signed limited edition of The Essays of Montaigne, boldly signed by artist Salvador Dali. With sixteen color illustrated plates and numerous illustrations in the text. One of 1,000 numbered copies. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, gilt decoration to the front panel, gilt topstain. In fine condition. Translated by Charles Cotton.
London : Jonathan Cape 1988
First British edition of this collection of writing by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Edited and introduced by Stephen Clingman.