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"For Stephen Hawking with best regards of all the Editors": Inscribed to Stephen Hawking; From his Personal library
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
First edition of this work on cosmology. Octavo, original wrappers in near fine condition. Presentation inscription on loosely inserted sheet of paper, “For Stephen Hawking with best regards of all the Editors.” Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. Hawking’s scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. He was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Hawking may be one of the most recognizable of theoretical physicists in part due to ALS, which gradually paralyzed him over the decades. After the loss of his speech, he was able to communicate through a speech-generating device—initially through use of a handheld switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle. He is also well known since he achieved commercial success with several works of popular science in which he discussed his theories and cosmology in general. His book A Brief History of Time appeared on the Sunday Times bestseller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. A nice association linking these giants in the study of physics and space.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 119362
First Edition of Horace M. Albright's The Birth of the National Park Service; lengthily inscribed by him
Salt Lake City and Chicago: Howe Brothers, 1985.
First edition of American conservationist Horace M. Albright’s account of the founding years of the National Park Service. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Marian D. Heiskell, whose knowledge and wisdom and her always attractive presence contributed so much to the strength and influence of the advisory Board and Council of the National Park Service. And with my admiration and fond regards. Horace M. Albright.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket photograph of the Lower Falls of Yellowstone by Mike McClure.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 109528
New York: Random House, 1973.
First edition of this work by the second man to walk on the moon. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Buzz Aldrin on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino. Written with Wayne Warga.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 114521
New York: Random House, 1973.
First edition of this work by the second man to walk on the moon. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his neighbors, “To Peggy and Harley With Best Wishes Buzz Aldrin 12-25-82.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino. Written with Wayne Warga.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 79016
New York: Forge/ Tom Doherty Associates, 2000.
First edition of Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s compelling work of fiction. Octavo, original glossy boards. Boldly signed by Buzz Aldrin on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 112686
"To Dolores YOU and BOB are such admirable role models": First Edition of The Return; Inscribed by Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Bob and Dolores Hope
New York: Forge/ Tom Doherty Associates, 2000.
First edition of Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s compelling work of fiction. Octavo, original glossy boards. Association copy, inscribed Buzz Aldrin to Bob and Dolores Hope on the title page, “To Dolores You and Bob are such admirable role models Buzz Aldrin.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 117397
Apollo Astronauts Signed Reunion Poster; signed by 18 Apollo Astronauts and from the collection of Frank White
Rare original poster from The Apollo Reunion July 16, 1986 in Washington D.C. Signed by 18 Apollo Astronauts: Buzz Aldrin, Charles Conrad, Ron Evans, Stuart Roosa, Richard Gordon, Charlie Duke, Michael Collins, Walt Cunningham, James Lovell, Donn Eisele, Bill Anders, Alan Bean, Jim Irwin, Al Worden, Rusty Schweickart, Alan Shepard, Gene Cernan, and Harrison Schmitt. From the collection of Frank White, author of ‘The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution’, a seminal work in the field of space exploration and development based on White’s interviews with 31 astronauts. The term “Overview Effect” describes the cognitive shift in worldview that astronauts experience when they see the Earth from space and in space. Framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 17 inches.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 105483
Basel: Eusebius Episcopius , 1572.
First edition of Alhazen’s fundamental work on optics and vision, which influenced Galileo and Kepler and paved the way for the modern science of physical optics. Folio, bound in full contemporary Basel vellum with central arabesques blind-stamped to the front and rear panels, titles stamped in black and five raised bands to the spine, woodcut printer’s device to the title page, woodcut initials, diagrams and full page illustration to the verso of the title page. Translated from Arabic into Latin by Gerard of Cremona. In very good condition. From the library of American physician Chester Tilton Stone with his bookplate to the pastedown. A superior example of this significant work, rare and desirable in contemporary vellum.
Price: $142,000.00 Item Number: 90395
"The Rest, as they say, is history": First Edition of American Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson's The Ordinary Spaceman
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
First edition of American astronaut Clayton C. Anderson’s autobiography. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Jim Seacrest – Thanks for ALL you and your family have done for Nebraska! Clayton C. Anderson.” From the library of publisher and philanthropist James C. Seacrest. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 81173
Original color photograph of Neil Armstrong, boldly inscribed by him, “To ___ ____ _____- Congratulations on a century of achievement Neil Armstrong.” Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.25 inches by 13.25 inches.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 117575
Portrait of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, boldly signed by him. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11.75 inches. Rare and desirable signed and uninscribed by Armstrong.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 117764
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": Rare Original July 21st 1969 Delaware Evening Journal Front Page; Signed by legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong
Wilmington: Delaware Evening Journal, July 21, 1969.
Rare original Delaware Evening Journal featuring the headline “Eagle Jets Safely Off Moon; In Orbit for Rendezvous”, a front page article on the Apollo 11 moon landing, and large photograph of Neil Armstrong collecting dirt on the lunar surface. Boldly signed by Neil Armstrong on his photograph. Below the headline is Armstrong’s famous quote, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Articles featured on the front page include, “Neil, Buzz Leave Prints on Moon”, “Kennedy Charged in Crash”, and “Luna 15 Lands On Moon, 500 Miles from LM.” In very good condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 29 inches by 21 inches. Rare a desirable signed by Armstrong.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 100158
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": Photograph of Neil Armstrong; Signed by Him
Original color photograph of Neil Armstrong, boldly inscribed by him. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15.25 inches by 13.25 inches.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 101188
Rare First Edition of Neil Armstrong's The Society of Experimental Test Pilots: 9th Annual Symposium Proceedings
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots: 9th Annual Symposium Proceedings – 1965 Report to the Aerospace Profession.
Lancaster, California: Society of Experimental Test Pilots, 1965.
First edition of this early work by Neil Armstrong, who contributed the article, Gemini Manned Flight Program To Date. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated with photographs, drawings, tables, and charts. In near fine condition.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 119467
“You can prove anything you want by coldly logical reason---if you pick the proper postulates": First Edition of Isaac Asimov's I, Robot; Signed by Him
New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers, 1950.
First edition of this groundbreaking collection of stories. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Isaac Asimov on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some of the usual toning to the spine, much less than usually encountered. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed first editions are uncommon.
Price: $8,000.00 Item Number: 117624
Color photograph of British naturalists David Attenborough and Jane Goodall, boldly signed by them. The photograph measures 10 inches by 8 inches. Matted and framed. Then entire piece measures 14 inches by 11 inches.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 68532
First Octavo Edition of the The Birds of America from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories; In the Rare Original Publisher's Morocco
New York: Published by J.J. Audubon, 1840.
First octavo edition of this landmark work. Octavo, bound in original publisher’s morocco, 7 volumes, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, marbled endpapers, complete with 500 hand-colored lithographed plates by J.T. Bowen after J.J. Audubon; woodcuts in the text. From the library of Boston businessman and Ambassador T. Jefferson Coolidge, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Coolidge was born to a prominent Boston Brahmin family and was a great-grandson of the 3rd United States President Thomas Jefferson, through his maternal grandparents, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson Randolph. His uncles were Thomas Jefferson Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Andrew Jackson Donelson, and a relative of Calvin Coolidge. He was an uncle to Archibald Cary Coolidge through his older brother, Joseph Randolph Coolidge. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison as United States Ambassador to France on May 12, 1892, a role his great-grandfather had held from May 1785 to September 1789. Coolidge presented his credentials on June 10, 1892 and he presented his recall on May 4, 1893, terminating his mission. In 1898 and 1899, he was a member of the American delegation to the commission to resolve the Alaska boundary dispute. Historian Ernest May says Coolidge was, “a prototype member of what today we call the foreign policy establishment.” In 1898, Coolidge donated a collection of Thomas Jefferson’s personal papers to the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston. The collection contained more than 8,000 items: Correspondence, including 3,280 letters that Jefferson had written and 4,630 letters that he had received; Jefferson’s garden book (1766-1824) and farm book (1774-1824); annotated almanacs from 1771-1776; account books for 1783-1790; manuscript expense accounts from 1804-1825; notes on the weather spanning the years 1782-1826; plans of American forts in 1765; law treatises, 1778-1788; legal papers, 1770-1772; and Jefferson’s 1783 catalog of his personal library. In near fine condition. An exceptional set with noted provenance, rare in the original publisher’s morocco.
Price: $75,000.00 Item Number: 111832
AXELROD, Julius; Adolf Butenandt; Gerald Edelman; Ernst Otto Fischer; Werner Forssmann; Alfred Hershey; Bernard Katz; Feodor Lynen; Rudolf Mössbauer; Severo Ochoa; Lars Onsager.
Einladung: Tagung der Preistrager fur Medizin, 1975.
Rare original program invitation from the 1975 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Program. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by 11 Nobel Laureates in Physics or Medicine, including: Julius Axelrod, Adolf Butenandt, Gerald Edelman, Ernst Otto Fischer, Werner Forssmann, Alfred Hershey, Bernard Katz, Feodor Lynen, Rudolf Mössbauer, Severo Ochoa, and Lars Onsager. In fine condition.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 115948