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  • Evolution of Sex Determining Mechanisms by Bull, James J.
    Bull, James J.
    Evolution of Sex Determining Mechanisms

    First Edition

    Menlo Park, CA: Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, (1983). 316 pages. By the Austin professor of molecular biology and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Called a "major addition" to the literature of sex and gender by biologist Grahm Bell in The Quarterly Review of Biology 59, no. 4 (Dec., 1984). ISBN: 9780805304008.

    First edition (first printing). Light corner bumps and a bit of edge wear thus a near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. 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: 210951
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  • An Evolutionary Microcosm: Pleistocene and Recent History of the Land Snail P. (Poecilozonites) in Bermuda by Gould, Stephen Jay
    Gould, Stephen Jay
    An Evolutionary Microcosm: Pleistocene and Recent History of the Land Snail P. (Poecilozonites) in Bermuda

    First Edition

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1969. Pp. 407-532. Published as Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, vol. 138, no. 7 (December 26, 1969). The publication of Gould's Ph.D. dissertation on land snails, the subject of his professional research and field work. An auspicious beginning to a storied career as a public intellectual. In a review in Systematic Biology (September 1, 1971), Roger Kaesler identifies elements that would inform Gould's future writing, which would earn him a National Book Award, among other prizes: ""I discovered interspersed among and applied to details of pulmonate biology, lucid and well reasoned discussions of interest to all biologists, including such topics as iterative evolution, difficulties of infraspecific nomenclature, and paedomorphosis." Kaesler notes, however, the…

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    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1969. Pp. 407-532. Published as Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, vol. 138, no. 7 (December 26, 1969). The publication of Gould's Ph.D. dissertation on land snails, the subject of his professional research and field work. An auspicious beginning to a storied career as a public intellectual. In a review in Systematic Biology (September 1, 1971), Roger Kaesler identifies elements that would inform Gould's future writing, which would earn him a National Book Award, among other prizes: ""I discovered interspersed among and applied to details of pulmonate biology, lucid and well reasoned discussions of interest to all biologists, including such topics as iterative evolution, difficulties of infraspecific nomenclature, and paedomorphosis." Kaesler notes, however, the book is "not easy reading by any means" and Gould's use of computers to crunch the numbers for his statistical analysis "are difficult to assimilate."

    While this is technically a journal issue, it is entirely devoted to Gould's paper and it preceeds the publication of his first regularly published book by eight years. ISBN: B00J0HUB4Y.

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    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Gould's own copy, from his Harvard office library, 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."

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    Book ID: 225846
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  • Ocherk biologicheskoi aero- i gidrodinamiki (polet i plavanie zhivotnykh) by Kokshashy, N. V. [Nikolai]
    Kokshashy, N. V. [Nikolai]
    Ocherk biologicheskoi aero- i gidrodinamiki (polet i plavanie zhivotnykh)

    First Edition

    Moscow: Nauka, 1974. Author's surname also transliterated Kokshayskiy and Kokshaiskii. 245 pages. Kokshaysky's work on bird flight are widely cited. This original Russian edition is uncommon in the US. OCLC 14118477 (11 copies). ISBN: 281AIB1038472.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the author in part in Russian and then, "Steve J. Gould with the best author's compliments 31 X 1974. H. B. Kokshaysky." Kokshaysky cites Stephen Jay Gould in the bibliography and Gould included Kokshaysky in a 1973 symposium he led called The Shape of Things to Come. A nice association copy.

    Book ID: 193493
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  • The RAE Table of Earth Satellites, 1957-1982, Compiled at The Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, Hants, England by King-Hale, D.G.; Pilkington, J.A.; Walker, D.M.C.; Hiller, H.; and Winterbottom, A.N. (compilers)
    King-Hale, D.G.; Pilkington, J.A.; Walker, D.M.C.; Hiller, H.; and Winterbottom, A.N. (compilers)
    The RAE Table of Earth Satellites, 1957-1982, Compiled at The Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, Hants, England

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1983. 753 pages. The Table is a chronological list of the 2389 launches of satellites and space vehicles between 1957 and the end of 1982. Including fragments, more than 13000 satellites appear in the tabulation, and there is a full index. 11.5 x 8.75 inches. ISBN: 9780471879091.

    Later printing. Near fine in blue paper over boards cover. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82345
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  • The Instability of the Meson by Pomerantz, Martin Arthur
    Pomerantz, Martin Arthur
    The Instability of the Meson

    First Edition Thus

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania. Reprint from The Physical review, Vol. 57, No. 1, 1940. 12 pages. Pomerantz was an American physicist and Director of the Bartol Research Institute and a leader in developing Antarctic astronomy. He received his PhD. from Temple University in 1951 with his thesis based on extensive scientific work at Bartol. ISBN: B0784Z3X3S.

    First edition thus. A fine copy in printed wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 265331
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  • Scientific Research I: The Search for System by Bunge, Mario
    Bunge, Mario
    Scientific Research I: The Search for System

    First Edition

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc, 1967. 536 pages. Studies in the Foundations, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Volume 3/1. ISBN: 281AIB1048357.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in orange cloth with black lettering. Mild soiling to rear cover. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 263400
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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

    Victoria Park, Australia: Hesperian Press, (1984). 1203 pages. "A detailed work on the present state of our knowledge of the Australian vertebrate fauna and its origins and evolutionary history" -- from the foreword by John Calaby. Printed in typescript. Profusely illutrated, mostly in black-and-white. ISBN: B000WQN2U2.

    First edition (first printing). Red boards torn at the spine folds but hinge intact. A very good copy in a creased and torn dust jacket. A large, heavy book.

    Book ID: 213137
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  • The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory by Lloyd, Elisabeth A.
    Lloyd, Elisabeth A.
    The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory

    First Edition

    New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. 235 pages. In the Contributions in Philosophy series. An exploration of evoluton through logic. ISBN: 9780313255632.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author, "For Steve, with admiration and affection. Lisa."

    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."

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    Book ID: 223074
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  • Seber, G. A. F., and C. J. Wild
    Nonlinear Regression

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1989. 768 pages. Textbook, part of the Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics. ISBN: 9780471617600.

    Later printing. A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 134681
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  • The Species Problem: An introduction to the study of evolutionary divergence in natural populations by Robson, G. C.
    Robson, G. C.
    The Species Problem: An introduction to the study of evolutionary divergence in natural populations

    First Edition

    Edinburgh, Scotland: Oliver and Boyd, 1928. 283 pages. An influential, but now largely superceded, book on the problem about what constitutes a species. ISBN: B0006EUWFI.

    First edition (first printing). A very good to near fine hardcover; lacking the jacket.

    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: 215625
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  • Vergleichende Biologische Formenkunde Der Fossilen Niederen Tiere [Biological Comparative Morphology of Lower Fossil Animals] by Dacque, Edgar
    Dacque, Edgar
    Vergleichende Biologische Formenkunde Der Fossilen Niederen Tiere [Biological Comparative Morphology of Lower Fossil Animals]

    New York: Arno Press, 1980. 777 pages. Text in German. Reprint of the 1921 edition published in Berlin. Illustrated in black-and-white. A volume in the History of Paleontology collection of reprints by Arno Press. Series editor Stephen Jay Gould. ISBN: 9780405127106.

    A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. 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."

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    Book ID: 218710
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  • Grundfragen der Palaontologie by Schindewolgf, Otto H.
    Schindewolgf, Otto H.
    Grundfragen der Palaontologie

    New York: Arno Press, 1980. 505 pages. Facsimile reprint of the 1950 edition published in Stuttgart. Text in German. From the History of Paleontology collection of reprints by Arno Press. Series editor Stephen Jay Gould. ISBN: 9780405127410.

    A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. 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."

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    Book ID: 218714
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  • Phylogeny and Classification of Birds: A Study in Molecular Evolution by Sibley, Charles G. and Jon E. Ahlquist
    Sibley, Charles G. and Jon E. Ahlquist
    Phylogeny and Classification of Birds: A Study in Molecular Evolution

    First Edition

    New Haven: Yale University Press, (1990). 976 pages. 7-1/4 by 10-1/4 inches. Based on the genetic material of 1,700 bird species. With an introduction to the structure and function of DNA. ISBN: 9780300040852.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. A large, heavy book. 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."

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    Book ID: 222957
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  • Cours Elementaire De Paleontologie Et De Geologie Stratigraphique Stratigraphiques (Two volume set) by D'Orbigny, Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines; advisory editor Stephen Jay Gould
    D'Orbigny, Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines; advisory editor Stephen Jay Gould
    Cours Elementaire De Paleontologie Et De Geologie Stratigraphique Stratigraphiques (Two volume set)

    New York: Arno Press, 1980. Volume I: 299 pages. Volume II: 384-847 pages. Facsimile reprint of the 1849 - 1852 edition published by V. Masson, Paris. Text in French. Illustrated in black-and-white. From the History of Paleontology collection of reprints by Arno Press. ISBN: 9780405127250.

    A fine hardcover two volume set in brown cloth with gold lettering on covers and spines. 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: 215240
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  • Fossil Prokaryotes and Protists by Lipps, Jere H. (editor)
    Lipps, Jere H. (editor)
    Fossil Prokaryotes and Protists

    First Edition

    Boston: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1993. 342 pages. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. A textbook for an advanced paleontology course. Illustrated in black-and-white. ISBN: 9780865420731.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould.

    Book ID: 232924
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  • Sternberg, George M.
    Malaria and Malarial Diseases

    New York: William Wood & Co, 1884. 329 pages. The volume is part of Wood's Library of Standard Medical Authors. Sternberg was a United States Army Surgeon General who was named the "Father of American Bacteriology" by Robert Koch. He documented the cause of malaria, discovered the pneumococcus (the major pathogen in lobar pneumonia), and confirmed the role of bacteria in tuberculosis and typhoid fever among many other accomplishments. ISBN: B00085LGXC.

    Very Good

    Book ID: 132370
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  • Population Ecology: Symposium Mainz, May 1978 (Fortschritte der Zoologie) by Halbach, Udo and Jurgen Jacobs (editors)
    Halbach, Udo and Jurgen Jacobs (editors)
    Population Ecology: Symposium Mainz, May 1978 (Fortschritte der Zoologie)

    First Edition

    New York: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1979. 409 pages. "The articles in this volume are the result of an international symposium held at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur zu Mainz in April 1978" -- from the preface. With contributions from Jared Diamond, Paul Ehrlich, Martin Cody, Joan Roughgarden and others. Illustrated with 202 figures and 53 tables. ISBN: 9783437302923.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 235960
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  • Understanding Science: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues by Strahler, Arthur
    Strahler, Arthur
    Understanding Science: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues

    First Edition

    Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, (1992). 409 pages. ISBN: 9780879757243.

    First edition (first printing). Corners bumped else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Errata slip pasted to dedication page. Inscribed by the author: "For Steve -- with my warmest personal regards. Hope you will find a few items of interest in here. Art." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould.

    Book ID: 218219
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  • Science and Earth History: The Evolution/Creation Controversy by Strahler, Arthur N.
    Strahler, Arthur N.
    Science and Earth History: The Evolution/Creation Controversy

    First Edition

    Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, (1987). 552 pages. 8-5/8 by 11-1/4 inches. A text book, written in response to publishers eliminating evolution from school texts under pressure of creationists. By the Columbia University geomorphologist. ISBN: 9780879754143.

    First edition (first printing). A few scratches on the back cover else a fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To Steve, in appreciation of your supurb essays, books, and articles -- and with apologies for producing more 'textbook cardboard.' -- Art / Nov. 19, 1987." Scarce signature. A large, heavy book. 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."

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    Book ID: 218704
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  • Leonardo e l'eta della ragione by Bellone, Enrico and Paolo Rossi (editors)
    Bellone, Enrico and Paolo Rossi (editors)
    Leonardo e l'eta della ragione

    First Edition

    Milano [Milan]: Scientia, 1982. 479 pages. Papers on Leonardo da Vinci, with particular emphasis on his notebooks. Some essays are in English, others are in Italian; many are illustrated with reproductions from Leonardo's notebooks. ISBN: 281AIB1043118.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). A large, heavy book. With an additional paper, "Leonardo in Piemonte" by Luigi Firpo laid in.

    Book ID: 217453
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