SIGNED BY ROGER TORY PETERSON
A Field Guide Art of Eastern Birds.
Peterson, Roger Tory.$200.00
Item Number: 3644
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.
First edition. Folio, original cloth. Signed by Roger Tory Peterson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
First Edition, First Issue of Roger Tory Peterson's First Book A Field Guide to the Birds; Warmly Inscribed by Him
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934.
First edition, first state with the date on title page and with “Bob-pumper” on index page 155. Octavo, original green pebbled cloth with numerous full-page plates by the author. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Phyllis Bergen with my compliments- a poor atonement for ruined eyesight Roger T. Peterson.” The recipient Phyllis Bergen is thanked by Peterson in the preface of this volume. This book was most likely presented upon publication as a thank you to the recipient. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine and front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
“But we are governed more than we know, and most when we are wildest": First Edition of John Muir's Steep Trails
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918.
First edition. Octavo, original gray cloth, lettered in white, pictorial cover label, top edge gilt. Illustrated with 12 plates, Edited by William Frederic Badè. In fine condition. All of the essays in this book cover the period from 1873 to 1902.
The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 In Search of De Long and the Jeannette.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917.
First edition. Octavo, original cream green cloth, color pictorial cover label, top edge gilt. Edited by William Frederic Badè. Illustrated with plates from photographs and from sketches by Muir. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. Kimes 348; BAL 14775
"SURGICAL ANATOMY IS, TO THE STUDENT OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY, THE MOST ESSENTIAL BRANCH OF ANATOMICAL SCIENCE": Rare First Edition of Gray's Anatomy
Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1859.
First edition. Quarto, original calf, rebacked. Notations on the front free endpaper by Dr. Winslow Brown, who notes his use of this book during the Civil War at Camp Dennison Hospital, which at one point was administering to 2,300 sick or injured soldiers. His penciled notes on brain size in relation to intelligence on rear blank. A rare first edition of this immensely influential work, with an interesting Civil War-related provenance.
“This life is bizarre and unsound It looks clearer written down": First Edition of Albert Einstein: A Biographical Portrait; Inscribed by Albert Einstein with an original Four Line Poem
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930.
First edition of this Einstein biography. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and inscribed by Albert Einstein on the front free endpaper and dated in 1931 with a four line unique poem in German entirely in his hand, which translates, “This life is bizarre and unsound It looks clearer written down the urgencies that in the dark are touched don’t frighten others very much.” The recipient was the wife of Leonor Michaelis, who was a German chemist, and physician, known primarily for his work with Maud Menten on enzyme kinetics and Michaelis–Menten kinetics in 1913. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and wear. Rare and desirable.