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First edition of The Self and its Brain: An Argument for Interactionism; inscribed by Karl Popper to Lionel Charles Robbins
Berlin, New York, London: Springer-Verlag, 1977.
First edition of Popper and Eccles’ groundbreaking work. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, warmly inscribed by Karl Popper in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “To Lionel, with love from Karl 3rd November 1977.” The recipient, British economist Lionel Charles Robbins, was a prominent member of the economics department at the London School of Economics. He and Popper were colleagues for over twenty years and formed a strong inter-departmental alliance, fortified by their mutual friendship with Friedrich von Hayek. In a letter to Hayek on 20th October 1964, Popper wrote, “I should also mention that, through your closeness to Lionel Robbins, I got to know him; and he is now my stand-by in the School, outside my department. He has been very good to me, and has helped me immensely, in many difficult situations at the school” (Shearmur & Turner, 249f). They also had significant intellectual intersections, with Robbins playing a role in the development of two of Popper’s most important works, The Open Society and The Poverty of Historicism. Popper once referred to Robbins was “the uncrowned king of the LSE” (Dahrendorf, 422) and also once stated: “I loved and admired him, most of all for his moral and personal qualities – and as a teacher” (Howson, 7). Fine in a fine dust jacket. An exceptional association copy, connecting two stalwarts of the London School of Economics.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 101425
Princeton, New Jersey: Annals of Mathematics Studies Princeton University Press, 1963.
Rare first edition of this compilation of lectures presented by John Milnor on the study of Morse Theory. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by John Milnor on the title page. In near fine condition. Milnor’s signature is uncommon.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 114620
"This book of her great uncle in admiration of her scientific achievements from her Grandfather": First edition of Heinrich von Hayek's Die Menschliche Lunge; inscribed by Friedrich August von Hayek to his grandaughter
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1953.
First edition of Heinrich von Hayek’s work on the human lung. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with diagrams throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Friedrich August von Hayek on the front free endpaper, “To Ann, this book of her great uncle in admiration of her scientific achievements from her Grandfather Feb. 21, 1985.” Born in Vienna, Nobel Prize-winning political philosopher Friedrich August von Hayek was the oldest of three brothers, Heinrich (1900–1969) and Erich (1904–1986), who were one-and-a-half and five years younger than him. The present volume was his brother Heinrich’s major contribution to the study of human anatomy, which Friedrich inscribed to his granddaughter, Anne Williams, an aspiring student of medicine. In fine condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 107542
Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1965.
First edition of this collection of lectures delivered by Milnor at the University of Virginia in December 1963. Octavo, original half cloth over illustrated boards. Signed by John Milnor on the title page. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 114852
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
First edition of Birch and Cobb’s complex work offering a holistic philosophical approach to science, religion, and the liberation movement. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by John Cobb on the front free endpaper, “To Bill and Mary Beth Miller – In Appreciation for your helping Manry Bangelantis. John Cobb.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jan van de Watering.
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 96098
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1958.
First edition of this classic work, one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century explores the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. Octavo, original cloth. Names to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $325.00 Item Number: 72343