First Edition of The Economics of Computers; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist William F. Sharpe
The Economics of Computers.
Sharpe, Willam F.$475.00
Item Number: 29
New York: Columbia University Press, 1969.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s early work on computers. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by William Sharpe on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a small chip to the spine and rear panel.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Atheneum, 1968.
First edition of the author’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Signed by both James Watson and Francis Crick on the title page. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Exceptionally rare signed by both Watson and Crick. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"To the few who love me and whom I love – to those who seek rather than to those who think – to the dreamers and those who put faith in dreams as in the only realities – I offer this book of truths" : Rare first edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Magnum Opus, Eureka, One of only 500 copies
New York: George P. Putnam, 1848.
First edition, first issue. Duodecimo, original publishers blind stamped black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. First issue, without the review for Eurkea on page 2 of the 16 page catalogue at the end of the book, but reads simply: “Poe. — Eureka, A Prose Poem: Or the Physical and Metaphysical Universe. By Edgar A. Poe, Esq.” In very good condition, with some light rubbing to the extremities, contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom cloth box. A nice, bright example of this rare and important text.
“The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm is one of the most inveterate of human instincts”: First Edition of one of the classic works on Interior Design The Decoration of Houses
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897.
First edition of Edith Wharton’s first published book. Octavo, original marbled paper boards. Illustrated with 56 plates. In very good condition with some wear to the spine extremities. A nice example of an important work on interior design.
“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for”: The complete writings of George Washington in the original cloth
The Writings of George Washington Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private.
Boston: American Stationers Company, 1834.
First editions of the complete writings of George Washington. Octavo, 12 volumes, uniformly bound in original cloth. Frontispiece of Washington to volumes 1-3; engraved by J.W. Paradise from a painting by J.G. Chapman after a painting by C.W. Peale; frontispiece in volumes 2 and three engraved by A.B. Durand, the first from a painting by Gilbert Stuart; frontispiece in volume 12 of Martha Washington engraved by J. Cheney. Editor Jared Sparks was a noted early American historian and President of Harvard College. Sparks worked as editor of the North American Review and a Unitarian pastor in Baltimore. Sparks’ most notable work was his Writings of George Washington. He was an important early American Antiquarian and influential in his historical scholarship on the new nation. Dampstaining and general foxing to volumes, labels renewed. A desirable set bound in full contemporary cloth.