Papers on Evolution.
Ehrlich, Paul R.; Holm, Richard W.; Raven, Peter H.$125.00
Item Number: 1985
Boston: Little, Brown, 1969.
First edition. Near fine in wrappers. Signed by Edward O. Wilson, who contributed the essay “Character Displacement” to this volume.
Other Books by this Author
FIRST EDITION OF ANDREAS VESALIUS' "EPOCHAL PUBLICATION, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SCIENTIFIC BOOKS EVER PRINTED": DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA LIBRI SEPTUM; ON THE FABRIC OF THE HUMAN BODY
Basel: Ex Officina Joannis Oporini, 1543.
First edition”epochal publication, one of the most beautiful scientific books ever printed”(Grolier/Horblit). Folio, bound in full 18th century calf, woodcut title page with Vesalius performing a dissection, woodcut portrait of the author, over 200 woodcut anatomical illustrations, including 21 full page and 2 folding-sheet figural woodcuts of the skeletal, muscular, vascular and nervous systems. In very good condition with some light dampstaining to several pages. Garrison-Morton 375; Grolier/Horblit 98; Norman 2137, PMM 71; Adams V-603; Choulant-Frank 178; Durling 4577; Wellcome 6560. Rare.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968.
First British edition of the author’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both James D. Watson and Francis Crick on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing to the spine crown. Rare signed by both Watson and Crick.
First Edition of Eric Hansen's "Modern Classic" Stranger In The Forest: On Foot Across Borneo; Signed by Him
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Eric Hansen on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"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.