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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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  • The Races of Mankind by Nesturkh, M.
    Nesturkh, M.
    The Races of Mankind

    First Edition

    Moscow: Progress Publishers, (n.d. but ca. 1960s). 113 pages; two fold-out plates; many black-and-white and color illustrations of typical examples of peoples of various races. Nesturkh was a Soviet anthropologist who followed the party line of racial equality; however, his work is read by right-wing groups as documenting scientifically documented racial differences (see Rightpedia.info). ISBN: B0007JBZOE.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.

    From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution and strident opponent of scientific racism, 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: 215467
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  • Codex of Ancient Egyptian Plant Remains / Codex des restes vegetaux de L'Egypte ancienne by de Vartavan, Christian and Victoria Asensi Amoros
    de Vartavan, Christian and Victoria Asensi Amoros
    Codex of Ancient Egyptian Plant Remains / Codex des restes vegetaux de L'Egypte ancienne

    First Edition

    London: Triade Exploration, (1997). 401 pages. 7-1/2 by 10-1/4 inches. Introductions in English and French. More than 4600 identifications arranged alphabetically. ISBN: 9780952782704.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Minor edge wear. Stamped "Review Copy from Science" on the first blank.

    Book ID: 230007
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  • The Problem of Organic Form (Trends in Science, Volume 4) by Sinnott, Edmund W.
    Sinnott, Edmund W.
    The Problem of Organic Form (Trends in Science, Volume 4)

    First Edition

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963. 224 pages. The text expands on a lecture delivered by the botanist at Yale in 1960. Illustrations in black-and-white. ISBN: B00PXC9SYO.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in a dust jacket with chips to the spine ends and scuffs to the spine folds. 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: 230035
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  • Simonetta, Alberto M. and Simon Conway Morris
    The Early Evolution of Metazoa and the Significance of Problematic Taxa.

    First Edition

    Cambridge University Press, (1991). 296 pages. 8-3/4 by 12 inches. Proceedings of an International Symposium held at the University of Camerino, March 27 to 31, 1989. Illustrated in black-and-white. ISBN: 9780521402422.

    First edition (first printing). Slight lean to spine else a fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. 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: 223989
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  • Jensen, Arthur R.
    Bias in Mental Testing

    New York: Free Press, 1980. 786 pages. A massive defense of the intelligence test and the lack of bias in them. ISBN: 9780029164303.

    Second printing. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. From the Harvard office library of Stephen Jay Gould, who devotes the epilogue to chapter six of The Mismeasure of Man to a critique of Jensen's book, which appeared just as Gould was finishing his manuscript. Gould writes, "I never expected to find a modern defense of IQ ... History often recycles its errors." I suspect Gould relied on a pre-publication copy for his analysis, as he gives the date of publication as 1979, when Bias in Mental Testing appeared in 1980. In any case, contrary to Gould's normal practice, this book is not annotated, so while it is not likely to be the copy he used to write Mismeasure of Man, it was the copy in his 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: 222722
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  • The Evolution Hypothesis: A Criticism of the New Cosmic Philosophy by Martin, W. Todd
    Martin, W. Todd
    The Evolution Hypothesis: A Criticism of the New Cosmic Philosophy

    First Edition

    Edinburgh: James Gemmell, George IV. Bridge, 1887. 301 pages followed by 16 pages of publisher ads. ISBN: B003OMO6VU.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy, no dust jacket. Cloth a bit worn at the edges and corners with a small chip at the spine foot. Former seller's sticker on front pastedown.

    Book ID: 214262
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  • Measurement of Intelligence: An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for the Use of the Stanford Revision and Extension of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale by Terman, Lewis M.
    Terman, Lewis M.
    Measurement of Intelligence: An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for the Use of the Stanford Revision and Extension of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916. xviii, 362 pages. A major book justifying the use of IQ tests as an objective meaurement of innate intelligence. Terman's work was the foundation of the Stanford-Binet test, which is widely used to measure intelligence in the US. The underpinnings of the test have been assailed for race and gender bias. ISBN: B0000D5IND.

    Probably an early printing, but not a first. While this is an ex-library copy with a bookplate, evidence of pocket removal, and markings on the spine it comes from the library of Stephen Jay Gould, who devotes an entire section of one of his most important books, The Mismeasure of Man, to Terman and this 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."

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

    Book ID: 215468
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  • The Works of Daniel C. Darrow, M.D. (Two volumes) by Hellerstein, Stanley
    Hellerstein, Stanley
    The Works of Daniel C. Darrow, M.D. (Two volumes)

    First Edition

    Kansis City: Sevorg Publishing, 1971. Selected reproductions of articles and publications by the medical investigator spanning 40 years, followed by writings by friends, colleagues, and his children. Each volume 8-1/4 by 10-3/4 inches. ISBN: B071GDQB6G.

    First edition (stated "first printing"). A very good complete 2-volume set, with no dust jackets. Some edge wear and spotting to page block. Slight lean to volume 2. A large, heavy set.

    Book ID: 179137
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  • Memoire Etablissant l'Injustice et l'Illegalite du Maintien de l'Universite-Laval a Montreal
    Memoire Etablissant l'Injustice et l'Illegalite du Maintien de l'Universite-Laval a Montreal

    First Edition

    Montreal: n.p, 1881. 119 pages. A brief establishing the injustice and illegality of maintaining the Universite-Laval in Montreal. Attributed to the Montreal School of Medicine and Surgery. Scarce. ISBN: 281AIB1048182.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback), sewn. Covers are mildly soiled and there is edge and corner wear with small edge chips, covers are partially detached.

    Book ID: 263146
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  • Etudes critiques sur les mollusques fossiles by Agassiz, Louis; advisory editor Stephen Jay Gould
    Agassiz, Louis; advisory editor Stephen Jay Gould
    Etudes critiques sur les mollusques fossiles

    New York: Arno Press, 1980. 287 pages. 8-7/8 by 11-1/4 inches. Text in French. Reprint of the 1840-45 edition. Illustrated in black-and-white. A volume in the History of Paleontology collection of reprints by Arno Press. ISBN: 9780405127021.

    A fine hardcover copy in brown cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. No dust 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: 212441
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  • The Chief Abstractions of Biology by Elsasser, W. [Walter] M.
    Elsasser, W. [Walter] M.
    The Chief Abstractions of Biology

    First Edition

    Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1975. 261 pages. By the physicist known for the dynamo theory of Earth's magnetism. Published simultaneously by American Elsevier (ISBN 0444107932). ISBN: 9780720480283.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Spine foot lightly bumped. Errata slip laid in. Inscribed by the author to "S. J. Gould above a stamp: "With the author's compliments" on the half-title page. 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: 212976
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  • The Hierarchical Genome and Differentiation Waves: Novel Unification of Development, Genetics and Evolution (2 volume set) by Gordon, Richard
    Gordon, Richard
    The Hierarchical Genome and Differentiation Waves: Novel Unification of Development, Genetics and Evolution (2 volume set)

    First Edition

    Singapore and London: World Scientific and Imperial College Perss, 1999. Series on Mathematical Biology and Medicine, no. 3. Two volumes. 1836 pages. An alternative biology, combining theoretical physics and embryology. ISBN: 9789810222680.

    First edition (first printing). Fine hardcovers in illustrated boards; no dust jacket, as issued. A large, heavy set.

    Book ID: 216077
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  • Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere (Cambridge Planetary Science series) by Dessler, A. J. (editor)
    Dessler, A. J. (editor)
    Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere (Cambridge Planetary Science series)

    First Edition

    New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983. 544 pages. Twelve papers. ISBN: 9780521245586.

    First edition thus. Previous owner's name stamped on edges and front free endpaper, elese near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76867
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  • Talcott Parson's General Action Scheme: An Investigation of Fundamental Principles by Brownstein, Larry
    Brownstein, Larry
    Talcott Parson's General Action Scheme: An Investigation of Fundamental Principles

    First Edition

    Cambridge: Schenkman Publishing Company, (1982). 309 pages. A detailed study of Parson's central concepts of sociology. ISBN: 9780870730979.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Errata sheet laid in.

    Book ID: 217832
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  • Kowalewski, Gerhard
    Einführung in die Determinantentheorie: Einschliesslich der unedlichen und der Fredholmschen Determinanten

    First Edition

    Leipzig: Verlag von Veit & Comp, 1909. 550 pages. A dense study of the Fredholm determinant, a complex function to generalize the determinant of a matrix. The work is perhaps most notable for introducing modern matrix notation (also credited to Cuthbert Cullis in 1913). See Cajoni, History of Mathematical Notations, vol. II, p. 103. ISBN: B0032D16BO.

    First edition (first printing). In a contemporary half-leather and pebbled cloth binding with raised bands and gilt title lettering. The binding is signed Arthur S. Colley on the verso of the marbled front endpaper. Minor wear to the corners, but an attractive copy.

    Book ID: 191510
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  • Biology for Living by Wallace, Bruce and George M. Simmons
    Wallace, Bruce and George M. Simmons
    Biology for Living

    First Edition

    Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987. 444 pages. 8-3/4 by 10 inches. A textbook. ISBN: 9780801832215.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining. Inscribed by author: "To Stephen Jay Gould, Read in small bits as antidote to fox terriers -- and share with appropriate son. Bruce Wallace." The reference is probably a nod to Gould's essay, "The Case of the Creeping Fox Terrier Clone," about how writers of biology textbooks copy from one another without checking facts, thereby propagating false science. Obtained 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. A large, heavy book.

    Book ID: 200668
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  • Problema nasledovaniya priobretennykh priznakov istoriya apriornykh i empiricheskikh popytok yeë resheniya [title in Russian] by Blyakher, L. Y. [Leonid Yakovlevich]
    Blyakher, L. Y. [Leonid Yakovlevich]
    Problema nasledovaniya priobretennykh priznakov istoriya apriornykh i empiricheskikh popytok yeë resheniya [title in Russian]

    First Edition

    Moscow: Nauka, 1971. 274 pages. Text in Russian. A study of the Lamarck and Darwin's theories of the inheritance of acquired traits. The author was a corresponding member of the Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences. One copy recorded in OCLC, in Paris. ISBN: 281AIB1038411.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine hardcover copy (no dust jacket). Inscribed by the author to fellow evolutionist and historian of science, Stephen Jay Gould: "To Prof. Dr. Steven (sic) Gould, with compliments from the author. L. Blacher. Moscow, 6.10.1971" This book was inscribed to Gould before he published any of his groundbreaking work. Provenance: From the office library of Dr. Gould.

    Book ID: 193117
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  • The Darwinian Heritage (Princeton Legacy Library) by (Darwin, Charles) Kohn, David (editor)
    (Darwin, Charles) Kohn, David (editor)
    The Darwinian Heritage (Princeton Legacy Library)

    First Edition

    Princeton University Press, 1985. 1138 pages. Essays by Darwin scholors including Howard Gruber, Silvan S. Schweber, Janet Browne, Gillian Beer, Peter J. Bowler and others. ISBN: 9780691083568.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in a dust jacket with a short closed tear to the front flap.

    Book ID: 235782
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  • Essai de paleontologie philosophique by Gaudry, Albert; advisory editor Stephen Jay Gould
    Gaudry, Albert; advisory editor Stephen Jay Gould
    Essai de paleontologie philosophique

    New York: Arno Press, 1980. 250 pages. Text in French. Reprint of the 1896 edition published with the subtitle Ouvage faisant suite aux enchainements du monde animal dans les temps geologiques. Illustrated in black-and-white. A volume in the History of Paleontology collection of reprints by Arno Press. ISBN: 9780405127120.

    A fine hardcover copy in brown cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. No dust 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."

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

    Book ID: 212410
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