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London: Routledge and Kegan Paul , 1986.
First edition of this work on Newton. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who, like Newton, held the post as Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Both Newton and Hawking’s scientific works focused on gravity, with Hawking’s research mainly looking at gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. He was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Hawking may be one of the most recognizable of theoretical physicists in part due to ALS, which gradually paralyzed him over the decades. After the loss of his speech, he was able to communicate through a speech-generating device—initially through use of a handheld switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle. He is also well known since he achieved commercial success with several works of popular science in which he discussed his theories and cosmology in general. His book, A Brief History of Time, appeared on the Sunday Times bestseller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. In this book, Hawking called Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, probably the most important single work ever published in the physical sciences. He refers to Newton at least 70 times in this work and most likely used The Newton Handbook as a resource. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. A wonderful association linking Hawking and Newton, made all the more interesting as Hawking is buried next to Newton in Westminster Abbey.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 119543
"This is precisely what I expected Hong-Kong would be like": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's 'They' and the Brushwood Boy
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1925.
First edition of this collection of two Kipling stories. Octavo, original cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, with illustrations in color by F. H. Townsend. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 121873
"One view called me to another; one hill top to its fellow, half across the country": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's They
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1906.
First separate American edition of Kipling’s story which first appeared in Traffics and Discoveries. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and pictorial onlay to the front panel, illustrated by F. H. Townsend, tissue-guarded frontispiece. In near fine condition.
Price: $30.00 Item Number: 121861
Oroville, California: Butte College Press, 1999.
First edition of this work on the Bush administration. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Dan Ostrander and President George Bush on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover design by Patty Melron. Uncommon signed by President Bush.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 76955
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985.
First edition of this collection of reminiscences by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and one of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Richard Feynman on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Mike McIver. Told to Ralph Leighton. Edited by Edward Hutchings. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed first editions are exceptionally rare and desirable.
Price: $20,000.00 Item Number: 90244
"My small feet could walk the sun up and down across the stony hill-crests where we worked": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's "Teem"- A Treasure-Hunter; in the scarce original dust jacket
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938.
First edition of Kipling’s beloved dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Frontispiece illustration by Marguerite Kirmse. Near fine in the scarce original dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 121883
"Please may I come in? I am Boots. I am son of Kildonan Brougue - Champion Reserve - V.H.C. - very fine dog": First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Thy Servant A Dog
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930.
First American edition of Kipling’s beloved children’s classic, as told by Boots the dog. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse, frontispiece. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 121841
"CANDY MAKING, AS A PASTIME FOR YOUNG FOLKS, IS NOT TO BE SURPASSED": FIRST EDITION OF AUNT BABBETTE'S HOME CONFECTIONERY
Chicago and Cincinnati: Bloch Publishing & Printing Co, 1893.
First edition of this early collection of confectionery recipes published as a companion to the author’s first book, Aunt Babette’s Cook Book, the first American Jewish cookbook to become a best-seller in 1889. Also published by Bloch Publishing Company, the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States, Aunt Babette’s Cook Book was perhaps so successful because of the extensive inclusion of non-Kosher recipes, reflecting the early assimilation tendencies of the 19th-century Reform Jewish movement. Small octavo, original cloth. In good condition.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 75073
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1968.
First edition of this early work by the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Thin quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. Fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a small chip on the front panel, and wear at the spine ends. The artist’s first solely authored and original picture book.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 2607
"one of the most precious jewels in the national heritage": Photograph of 10 Downing Street; Signed by six British prime ministers
Black and white photograph of the 10 Downing Street doorway, signed by six British prime ministers: Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher, James Callaghan, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. In fine condition. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 17 inches. A rare and desirable piece of history.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 65031
"The 100 subjects I've chosen are fascinating, wacky, wild and often just weird - yet there are powerful and at times very funny": First edition of Kenneth Fisher's 100 Minds That Made The Market; Inscribed by him prior to publication
Woodside, California: Business Classics, 1993.
First edition of American investment analyst Kenneth L. Fisher’s complete guide to the greatest minds in investment. Octavo, original cloth gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author prior to publication on the front free endpaper, “12/11/92 Barbara, With great thanks for your help. Good luck. Ken Fisher.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Mueller.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 119399
New York: The Viking Press, 1941.
First edition of this powerful work by the author of The Native Son, featuring photographs by Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange and Ben Shahn. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed Richard Wright on the front free endpaper. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Photo-direction by Edwin Rosskam. Uncommon signed.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 119447
“THERE ARE NO PEOPLE ON EARTH IN WHOM A SPIRIT OF ENTHUSIASTIC ZEAL IS SO READILY KINDLED, AND BURNS SO REMARKABLY, AS AMERICANS”: DAVID MCCULLOUGH'S 1776; SIGNED BY HIM
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005.
Early printing of this work by McCullough, considered a companion piece to his earlier biography of John Adams which focuses on the events surrounding the start of the American Revolution. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by David McCullough on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor.
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 119993
Rare 17th century John Seller map of New England and New York, from Daniel Fenning's A New System of Geography
London: Seller, Price & Senex, 1703.
Rare 17th century John Seller map of New England and New York from Daniel Fenning’s A New System of Geography. One page, with intricate topographical details and hand-colored borders, the map displays the eastern portion of New York and New England and includes Long Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Rhode Island. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 123177
Rare 18th Century Catholic Antiphonal; containing the Festa Februarii, Festa Martii, and Festa Aprilis
Rare 18th Century Catholic antiphonal containing the Festa Februarii, Festa Martii, and Festa Aprilis. Quarto, bound in full leather, hand-written script of both music and lyrics in black and red, all edges red, ribbon bound in. In very good condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 123047
1910 Unique Study of the Engineering and Design of Coal Mines, 19 pp. Blue Prints, Five Original Photographs.
On 13 x 8.5 inch blueprint sheets, riveted together at top, 19 blue print sheets and 5 mounted and captioned photos. The sheets are surveys of
different collieries and mines, with examples from existing places: Pittston, PA, Georges Creek, MA, long wall mining at the Eileen Mine in Grundy County, IL, conveyor arrangements at Vintondale, PA, longwall at Grande Combe, France, square work at Staffordshire, engineering innovations at Serampore Colliery in Bengal India, longwall at Northumberland, “new method” of longwall mining using a Mickley conveyor (which was first introduced in 1908), Pewabic Mine at Iron Mountain, MI, the Baltic Mine in Baltic, MI, etc. Photos are around 5 x 7 inches, including ‘Conveying filling from culm dump,’ ‘Loading filling onto a conveyor,’ ‘Filling on its way to bore hole,’ ‘Bore hole receiving filling on surface,’ and ‘Pipes entering mine workings from bore hole.’ We found this in Fayette County, PA, bituminous country, and a county were longwalling has been done for over a century, sometimes to devastating effects on the historic houses and water quality in the region (subsidance and other issues are a natural result of longwall mining).
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 100759