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"There is no better high than discovery": FIRST EDITION OF SOCIOBIOLOGY: A NEW SYNTHESIS; SIGNED BY EDWARD O. WILSON WITH A DRAWING OF AN ANT
Cambridge MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1975.
First edition of Wilson’s classic work. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrations by Sarah Landry. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has added a drawing of an ant. Name on the front pastedown and some wear to the front free endpaper, near fine in an very good dust jacket with some closed tears.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 1616
"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.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 1584
"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.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 747
Dulles, Virginia: University Science Books, 1995.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Arthur Kornberg on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 749
Boston: Atlantic, Little, Brown, 1981.
Uncorrected proof. Inscribed by Tracy Kidder. Near fine in wrappers, as issued.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 122
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Mike Hutcheson many thanks and all the best John McPhee Bradford 1/23/89.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 2544
From So Simple A Beginning: Darwin’s Four Great Books (Voyage of the Beagle, The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals).
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.
First edition of this collection of the four works of Darwin. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the editor, Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has drawn an image of an ant. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. The original slipcase is in near fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 4269
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.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 64
First Edition of The Meaning of Human Existence; Signed By Edward O. Wilson With A Drawing Of An Ant
New York: Liveright Publishing/ Norton, 2014.
First edition of this work in which Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has also drawn a picture of an ant. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 4291
New York: Atheneum, 1968.
First edition of Watson’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Octavo, original blue cloth, with numerous diagrams and photographic illustrations. Signed by James D. Watson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear. Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Foreword by Sir Lawrence Bragg. A superior example.
Price: $4,200.00 Item Number: 3941
"ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND PERHAPS THE BEST KNOWN SINCE DARWIN:FIRST EDITION OF ONTOGENY AND PHYLOGENY", SIGNED BY STEPHEN JAY GOULD
Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1977.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original brown cloth. Signed by Stephen Jay Gould on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a small chip to the front panel and light wear to the extremities.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 3984
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by James Watson and also signed by scientist Edward O. Wilson on the front free endpaper. In fine condition.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 2632
Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.
First edition of this work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has also added a drawing of an ant. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light shelfwear to the crown of the spine. Jacket design by Marianne Perlak.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 2573
First Edition of A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park; Signed by Edward O. Wilson
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.
First edition of this work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist. Octavo, original boards, cartographic endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page, who has drawn a picture of an ant. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Photographs by Piotr Naskrecki. Includes a DVD of the Guide by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 1476
W.H. Freeman, 1974.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. In fine condition, without dust jacket as issued. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication by the author, “To Bob: For your affectionate support over so many years, my deep gratitude. Arthur.”
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 750
Shelton, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press, 1998.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Alan Bean on the title page. Additionally inscribed by John Glenn on the title page; who contributed the introduction to this volume. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 314
"I have sought a human society reduced to its most basic expression": First Edition of Claude-Levi Strauss' A World on the the Wane; Inscribed by Him
New York: Criterion Books, 1961.
First American edition of Levi-Strauss’ experience among tribes in Brazil. Octavo, original brown boards, illustrated with 48 pages of photographs and 48 line drawings. Inscribed by Claude Levi-Strauss on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light wear to the extremities. Translated from the French by John Russell.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 802
New York: Free Press, 2011.
First edition of this work by the author of The Selfish Gene. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 6009