First Edition of Edward O. Wilson's Caste and Ecology in the Social Insects; Signed by Him
Caste and Ecology in the Social Insects.
Wilson, Edward O. & George F. Oster.$375.00
Item Number: 3214
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979.
First edition of this important work by Wilson and Oster. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page with a drawing on an ant. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
In this pathbreaking and far-reaching work George Oster and Edward Wilson provide the first fully developed theory of caste evolution among the social insects. Furthermore, in studying the effects of natural selection in generally increasing the insects' ergonomic efficiency, they go beyond the concentration of previous researchers on the physiological mechanisms of the insects and turn our attention instead to the scale and efficiency of the insects' division of labor.
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"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
New York: Free Press, 1992.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For William Here are good ideas- Peter Bernstein." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Editions of the Collected Works of Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Collected Works; Each Volume Signed by Him
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999-2002.
First editions of each of volume that comprise the collected works of Nobel Prize-winning economist James M. Buchanan’s papers. Each volume is signed and dated by James M. Buchanan. Octavo, original half cloth, 19 volumes. In fine condition, dust jackets were not issued for these volumes.