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  • Mathematisches Worterbuch, oder Erklarung der Begriffe, Lehrsatze, Aufgaben und Methoden der Mathematik ... [Complete, 7 volumes in 8] by Kluegel, Georg Simon
    Kluegel, Georg Simon
    Mathematisches Worterbuch, oder Erklarung der Begriffe, Lehrsatze, Aufgaben und Methoden der Mathematik ... [Complete, 7 volumes in 8]

    First Edition

    Leipzig: Schwickertschen Verlage and E. B. Schwickert, 1803-1836. A rare complete set of this early 19th century German dictionary of pure mathematics, published in five volumes (in six books) and a two-volume supplement (Supplemente zu G. S. Kluegel's Woorterbuche der reinen Mathematik). Volumes 4 and 5 were co-written by Carl Brandan Mollweide and Johann August Grunert; Grunert authored the supplements.

    Volume 1: A-D (1803): viii, 944 pages, 8 folding plates; 2: E-J (1805), 956, [6] pages, 6 folding plates; 3: K-P (1808), 933, [3] pages, 10 folding plates; 4: Q-S (1823), vi, 889, [1] pages, 7 folding plates; 5.1, T-U (1831), iv, 589 pages, 8 folding plates; 5.2, V-Z (1831), 590-1188, [1] pages; Supplement 1: A-D (1833),…

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    Leipzig: Schwickertschen Verlage and E. B. Schwickert, 1803-1836. A rare complete set of this early 19th century German dictionary of pure mathematics, published in five volumes (in six books) and a two-volume supplement (Supplemente zu G. S. Kluegel's Woorterbuche der reinen Mathematik). Volumes 4 and 5 were co-written by Carl Brandan Mollweide and Johann August Grunert; Grunert authored the supplements.

    Volume 1: A-D (1803): viii, 944 pages, 8 folding plates; 2: E-J (1805), 956, [6] pages, 6 folding plates; 3: K-P (1808), 933, [3] pages, 10 folding plates; 4: Q-S (1823), vi, 889, [1] pages, 7 folding plates; 5.1, T-U (1831), iv, 589 pages, 8 folding plates; 5.2, V-Z (1831), 590-1188, [1] pages; Supplement 1: A-D (1833), vi, 737, [1] pages, 2 folding plates; Supp. 2: E-Z (1836), 1032 pages, 4 folding plates.

    Kluegel (1739-1812) held a variety of academic positions before taking the chair of mathematics at the University of Halle, a position he held for 20 years before retiring. As a theoretician, his primary work was on parallels and in trigonometry, but in the 19th century he was known for this dictionary. He completed three volumes before his death and the work was carried on by Mollweide (volume 4) and Grunert (vol. 5 and the supplements).

    According to the St. Andrews University MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, "It was [Kleugel's] mathematical dictionary, however, which led to his fame. This was the three volume work Mathematisches Wörterbuch... which appeared between 1803 and 1808. The work includes articles such as "Abacus", "Algebra", "Analysis", "Geometry", "Logarithms", "Parallels" and a host of similar ones. His definitions often illustrate the state of mathematics at this time and are now of interest to historians of mathematics... The dictionary was widely used for several generations making Klügel's name widely known."

    Mollweide was also an important German mathematician, best remembered for the Mollweide projection of the sphere, used in many atlases. Mollweide's best-known student was August Moebius.

    Kluegel's dictionary of mathematics is quite scarce, complete as here in 8 volumes, with only a few institutional holdings, mostly in Germany. ISBN: 281AIB1040944.

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    First edition (first printing). Very good or better in contemporary cloth and decorated paper bindings; old gymnasium library stamp on each title page; some paper adhesions to the covers of a few volumes, but a remarkably well-preserved set.

    Book ID: 206707
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  • Santana Fossils: An Illustrated Atlas by Maisey, John G. (editor)
    Maisey, John G. (editor)
    Santana Fossils: An Illustrated Atlas

    First Edition

    Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H Publications, (1991). 459 pages. 9-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches. The definitive survey of the fossil fishes of the Araripe Basin in Brazil. ISBN: 9780866225496.

    First edition (first printing). A very good to near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author to the evolutionary paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, 20 February 2002, To Dr. S.J.G. 'Best Fishes' JGM." Maisey was the vertebrate paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Gould wrote essays for the AMNH magazine for several decades and many of his books are collections of those essays. A nice association. with a commemorative bookmark designating this as a volume from Gould's library.

    Book ID: 205245
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  • Fossil Woods and Other Geological Specimens, Part Three (The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Series B: Natural History) by Scott, Andrew C. and David Freedberg
    Scott, Andrew C. and David Freedberg
    Fossil Woods and Other Geological Specimens, Part Three (The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Series B: Natural History)

    First Edition

    (Turnhout, Belgium): Harvey Miller Publishers, (2000). 424 pages. 8-1/2 by 11-1/4 inches. A catalog of early seventeenth-century drawings from the Royal Library. With 317 illustrations, 135 in color. Includes a bibliography, concordances, glossary and indexes. ISBN: 9781872501918.

    First edition (first printing). Light bump to front bottom corner of the spine else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Errata slip laid in. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Stephen Jay Gould, in admiration and with affection -- David Freedberg / March 21, 2002." A large, heavy book. From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

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    Book ID: 215204
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  • Vertebrate Zoogeography & Evolution in Australasia. (Animals in Space & Time) by Archer, Michael and Georgina Clayton (editors)
    Archer, Michael and Georgina Clayton (editors)
    Vertebrate Zoogeography & Evolution in Australasia. (Animals in Space & Time)

    First Edition

    Carlisle, Western Australia: Hesperian Press, (1984). 1203 pages. 8-3/4 by 12 inches. "A detailed work on the present state of our knowldge of the Australian vertebrate fauna and its origins and evolutionary history" -- from the forward by John Calaby. Printed from typescript. Illustrated in black-and-white. ISBN: 9780859050364.

    First edition (first printing). Corners lightly bumped and spine a bit pushed thus a near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a short tear at one corner. Association copy with a sweet inscription: "To Steve Gould, with all the respect one human being could have for another (and as a bribe to try to persuade a forward out of you for the 2nd edition!). Cheers, Michael Archer." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a posthumous tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 221769
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  • The Great Chain of History: William Buckland and the English School of Geology, 1814-1849 by Rupke, Nicolaas A.
    Rupke, Nicolaas A.
    The Great Chain of History: William Buckland and the English School of Geology, 1814-1849

    First Edition

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983. 322 pages. "[D]escribes the early nineteenth-century English contributions to the revolutionary discovery that the earth had existed long before man and that it had passed through a progressive sequence of changes" -- from the front flap. ISBN: 9780198229070.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Prof. Gould, with kind regards. Nicholas [sic] Rupke." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 212377
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  • The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality (The Great Courses) by Lincoln, Don
    Lincoln, Don
    The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality (The Great Courses)

    (Chantilly, VA): The Teaching Company, (2017). Course Guidebook, plus 4-disc DVD set containing twenty-four 30-minute lectures on the topic of Physics. ISBN: 9781629973852.

    DVD set in original case plus the guidebook. A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). DVDs fine in a fine case. Sealed together in the publisher's original shrinkwrap. As new.

    Book ID: 196737
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  • Thermodynamics: Four Laws that Move the Universe (The Great Courses) by Grossman, Jeffrey C.
    Grossman, Jeffrey C.
    Thermodynamics: Four Laws that Move the Universe (The Great Courses)

    Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, (2014). 161-page Course Guidebook, plus a 4-Disc DVD set containing twenty-four 30-minute lectures on the topic of Physics. ISBN: 9781629970547.

    DVD set in original case plus the guidebook. A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). DVDs fine in a fine case.

    Book ID: 191372
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  • Studien uber die Entwickelung der Muskeln, Nerven, und der Skeletts der Extremitaten der niedern Tetrapoden by Sewertzoff, A. N. [Alexej Nikolajevich]
    Sewertzoff, A. N. [Alexej Nikolajevich]
    Studien uber die Entwickelung der Muskeln, Nerven, und der Skeletts der Extremitaten der niedern Tetrapoden

    First Edition

    Moscou (Moscow): Typo-lithogra. de la Societe J. N. Kouchnereff et C-ie, 1908. 432 pages, plus six folding color plates. Published as nos. 1-3 of the Bulletin de la Societe Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou, Annee 1907. A widely cited work on the evolution of five-digit extremities in tetrapods. Uncommon. ISBN: 281AIB1042736.

    First edition (first printing). Bound without the original wrappers in blue cloth and marbled-paper-covered boards.

    From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

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    Book ID: 215466
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  • First Aid in the Correction of the Nervous Speech Disorders by Gifford, Mabel Farrington
    Gifford, Mabel Farrington
    First Aid in the Correction of the Nervous Speech Disorders

    First Edition

    San Francisco, CA: Harr Wagner Publishing, (n.d. but ca. 1930). 43 pages, mimeographed from typescript. Speech Defect Series No. 2. Gifford was a pioneering educator working to solve the problem of stuttering, stammering, and other speech disorders. She was one of the first to realize and promote the idea that the problem was not mechanical but psychological. In the introduction she writes, "It must be fully understood in the beginning that we believe the causes of these nervous speech disorders are psychologic and that the spasmodic manifestations of the speech organs are only the external effect of deep-seated emotional conflicts."

    In 1926, Gifford became the chief of the first state-level educational organization devoted to speech therapy. This…

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    San Francisco, CA: Harr Wagner Publishing, (n.d. but ca. 1930). 43 pages, mimeographed from typescript. Speech Defect Series No. 2. Gifford was a pioneering educator working to solve the problem of stuttering, stammering, and other speech disorders. She was one of the first to realize and promote the idea that the problem was not mechanical but psychological. In the introduction she writes, "It must be fully understood in the beginning that we believe the causes of these nervous speech disorders are psychologic and that the spasmodic manifestations of the speech organs are only the external effect of deep-seated emotional conflicts."

    In 1926, Gifford became the chief of the first state-level educational organization devoted to speech therapy. This was the second publication of the newly formed California Bureau of Correction of Speech Defects and Disorders in the state Department of Education. The text appears to reference a 1931 publication of the Bureau, which was then in preparation, dating this to between 1926 and 1931.

    A very scarce and early work from a pioneer in the treatment of stuttering. ISBN: 281AIB1040261.

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    First edition (first printing). Very good in original green cloth with a printed title label on the front panel.

    Book ID: 204145
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  • Factors of Evolution: The Theory of Stabilizing Selection by Schmalhausen, I. I.
    Schmalhausen, I. I.
    Factors of Evolution: The Theory of Stabilizing Selection

    First Edition

    Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1949. 327 pages. Translated from the Russian by Isadore Dordick and edited by Theodosius Dobzhansky. A key work in mid-20th century evolutionary theory. ISBN: B00F2WYFP2.

    First edition (first printing). A very good hardcover copy, lacking the dust jacket, but with a distinguished provenance: This copy has the ownership stamp of noted entomologist Howard E. Evans and comes from the library of Stephen Jay Gould, the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 214379
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  • The Human Vocal Tract: Anatomy, Function, Development, and Evolution by Crelin, Edmund S.
    Crelin, Edmund S.
    The Human Vocal Tract: Anatomy, Function, Development, and Evolution

    First Edition

    New York: 1987. 265 pages. Vantage Press was probably the largest vanity press before self-published authors turned to print-on-demand technology. This is the rare Vantage Press title that is taken seriously in its field. Crelin was the leading neo-natal anatomist and a Yale professor. Crelin explores the development of the human vocal tract with the vocal track of other hominid species in order to understand the range of sounds that might have been possible. Extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams. ISBN: 9780533069675.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "July 19, 1991, Best Wishes to Stephen Jay Gould! Ed Crelin."

    From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a posthumous tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 222714
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  • Traite elementaire de paleontologie (Four volume set) by Pictet, Francois J.; advisory editor Stephen Jay Gould
    Pictet, Francois J.; advisory editor Stephen Jay Gould
    Traite elementaire de paleontologie (Four volume set)

    New York: Arno Press, 1980. 371, 407, 476, and 458 pages. Text in French. Reprint of the 1844-1846 edition published by J. G. Fick, Geneva. Illustrated in black-and-white. In the History of Paleontology collection of reprints by Arno Press. ISBN: 9780405127342.

    A fine hardcover set in brown cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. No dust jackets. From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 212439
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  • Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction? by Ruse, Michael
    Ruse, Michael
    Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction?

    First Edition

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. 296 pages. A philosopher of science explores how science works, using evolution an an example. Most of the chapters are devoted to the ideas of particular evolutionists. ISBN: 9780674467064.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Stephen Jay Gould, the subject of one of the chapters: "For Steve Gould, with respect. Michael Ruse, Guelph, May 1999." Ruse argues that while Gould is the most prominent advocate for evolution, many of his ideas were not highly regarded among fellow evolutionary biologists.

    A wonderful association copy; books by Ruse are not commonly found signed. This copy with a tipped in posthumous bookplate indicating the Gould provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 216081
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  • Diet and the Teeth: An Experimental Study. Part I. Dental Structure in Dogs by Mellanby, May
    Mellanby, May
    Diet and the Teeth: An Experimental Study. Part I. Dental Structure in Dogs

    First Edition

    London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1929. 308 pages plus 109 black-and-white plates from photographs (most plates with multiple images). Privy Council, Medical Research Council, Special Report Series, No. 140. The first (of three) studies on diet and teeth published by Mellanby, a pioneering woman scientist who methodically studied how nutrition affected teeth. This is the result of her initial research, where dogs were fed specially controlled diets to determine how diet affected the development of teeth and how it affected cavities. A significant study in dentistry and medicine and an exceptional example of women in science in the early 20th century. Rather uncommon. ISBN: B007FBIGVC.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine but for two neat previous owner's names on the first blank, in the original cloth-over-boards binding, with large paper labels on the front and back covers. Front cover label chipping, but not affecting any printing.

    Book ID: 191356
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  • Ape, Man, Apeman: Changing Views Since 1600 by Corbey, Raymond and Bert Theunissen (editors)
    Corbey, Raymond and Bert Theunissen (editors)
    Ape, Man, Apeman: Changing Views Since 1600

    First Edition

    Deptmarnt of Prehistory, Leiden University, 1995. 408 pages. 8-1/4 by 11-1/4 inches. Evaluative Proceedings of the Symposium Ape, Man, Apeman: Changing Views Since 1600: Leiden, the Netherlands, 28 June-1 July 1993. Illustrations in black-and-white. ISBN: 9789073368057.

    First edition (first printing). Slight bump to one corner else a fine copy in wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 237136
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  • Rost zhivotnyh: analiz na urovne organizma [title in Russian] by Mina M. V. and G. A. Klevezal
    Mina M. V. and G. A. Klevezal
    Rost zhivotnyh: analiz na urovne organizma [title in Russian]

    First Edition

    Moscow: Nauka, 1976. 291 pages. A Russian work on ontogeny and the development of animals. Published in the Problems of Developmental Biology series.

    A later book by Mina and Klevezal, looking at the development of teeth, was published in English as Recording Structures of Mammals: Determination of age and reconstruction of life history. Rost zhivotnyh is rather uncommon, with (apparently) no copies in OCLC or COPAC. ISBN: 281AIB1042585.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by both authors: "To Dr. Gould, with the best wishes from two deeply impresed readers of Ontology and Phylogeny." This book was signed soon after Stephen Jay Gould's first book was published.

    From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 214385
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  • Die Evolution hydraulischer Konstruktionen: Organismische Wandlung statt altdarwinistischer Anpassung by Gutmann, Wolfgang Friedrich
    Gutmann, Wolfgang Friedrich
    Die Evolution hydraulischer Konstruktionen: Organismische Wandlung statt altdarwinistischer Anpassung

    First Edition

    Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Waldemar Kramer, 1989. 201 pages. German text. Gutmann (1935-1997) founded the so-called Frankfurt Theory of Evolution (also called Critical Evolutionary Theory and Organism-Centered Theory). His work examined life from an engineering perspective, with much emphasis on hydrolics and fluid-filled cavities. Gutmann was very influential in German but did not gain much recognition among English-speaking evolutionists. ISBN: 9783782911122.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author to the great American evolutionary scientist Stephen Jay Gould.

    Book ID: 193494
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  • Athothis: A Satire on Modern Medicine by Minor, Thomas C.
    Minor, Thomas C.
    Athothis: A Satire on Modern Medicine

    First Edition

    Cincinnati: Robert Clarke and Co, 1887. 194 pages. ISBN: B001DQ561S.

    First edition (first printing). Hinges cracked; short tears at the top of the spine; cloth slightly frayed. Previous owner's name inside.

    Book ID: 116260
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  • In Quest of Quasars by Bova, Ben
    Bova, Ben
    In Quest of Quasars

    First Edition

    (New York): Crowell-Collier Press, 1969. 198 pages. A relatively early book on quasars for a popular astronomy audience—the dense accretions of matter around black holes were only named in 1964. The author, at the time a marketing manager for a space contractor, went on to become a popular and respected science fiction author. ISBN: 281AIB0003312.

    This copy is inscribed by the author, "To John Campbell--A book about something that puzzles and challenges scientists--what else? With very best wishes, Ben." Campbell was the editor of the science-fiction magazine Analog and a piece of his note stationery is laid in. A nice association as Bova would replace Campbell after his death. A near fine copy in a price-clipped, but otherwise fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 1835
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  • On the Phylogeny and the Ontogeny of the Human Larynx: A morphological and functional study by Wind, J.
    Wind, J.
    On the Phylogeny and the Ontogeny of the Human Larynx: A morphological and functional study

    First Edition

    Groningen, The Netherlands: Wolters-Noordhoff Publishing, 1970. 157 pages. 8-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches. The author's Ph.D. thesis. ISBN: 9789001954505.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Stephen Jay Gould who would cite this book in his Ontogeny and Phylogeny. With a posthumous tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 222791
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