First Edition of Imagined Worlds; Signed by Freeman Dyson
Item Number: 15057
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Freeman Dyson on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Imagine a world where whole epochs will pass, cultures rise and fall, between a telephone call and the reply. Think of the human race multiplying 500-million fold, or evolving new, distinct species. Consider the technology of space colonization, computer-assisted reproduction, the "Martian potato." One hundred years after H. G. Wells visited the future in The Time Machine, Freeman Dyson marshals his uncommon gifts as a scientist and storyteller to take us once more to that ever-closer, ever-receding time to come.
Other Books by this Author
London: Birbeck College, 1972.
First edition of this lecture given by Dyson at Birbeck College in London on May 16, 1972. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the title page with an added note regarding this lecture, which reads: “The best part of this is the quotations from Bradford at the end. These are as true and relevant to our human situation today as they were in 1972. Freeman Dyson January 2010.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed and with notes by Dyson.
"I am concerned with the origin of life as a scientific problem, not as a philosophical or theological problem": First Edition of Freeman Dyson's Advanced Quantum Mechanics; Lengthily Inscribed By Him
New Jersey: World Scientific, 2007.
First edition of this work on quantum mechanics by one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For ___ ______ I am concerned with the origin of life as a scientific problem, not as a philosophical or theological problem. Freeman Dyson.” In near fine condition.
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.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Freeman Dyson on the half title page. Near fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.
First edition of this autobiography by one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Freeman Dyson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"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.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.