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
New York: Bantam Press, 1988.
First American edition of Hawking’s groundbreaking work. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Ron Miller. Boldly signed by Carl Sagan on the title page, who wrote the introduction. Sagan tells the following story: Sagan was in London for a scientific conference in 1974, and between sessions he wandered into a different room, where a larger meeting was taking place. “I realized that I was watching an ancient ceremony: the investiture of new fellows into the Royal Society, one of the most ancient scholarly organizations on the planet. In the front row, a young man in a wheelchair was, very slowly, signing his name in a book that bore on its earliest pages the signature of Isaac Newton… Stephen Hawking was a legend even then.” In his introduction, Sagan goes on to add that Hawking is the “worthy successor” to Newton and Paul Dirac, both former Lucasian Professors of Mathematics. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare and desirable signed.
New York: Liveright, 2012.
First edition of “this monumental exploration of the biological origins of the human condition” (James D. Watson). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Edward O. Wilson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New Jersey: World Scientific, 2007.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. 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.
“Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the most beautiful monument of the human mind; the noblest record of its intelligence": First edition of Comet; Signed by Both Carl Sagan And Ann Druyan
New York: Random House, 1985.
First edition of this work which describes the scientific nature of comets, as well as their varying roles and perceptions throughout history. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by both Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. She has added a lengthy inscription, which reads, “Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the most beautiful monument of the human mind; the noblest of its intelligence”Anne Druyan.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by John Lomberg; design by Robert Aulicino. A unique example.