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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to science, medicine, and natural history.

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  1. Hints on Arboriculture in the Panjab;
    RIBBENTROP, Berthold. Hints on Arboriculture in the Panjab;

    Lahore : 1873

    First edition of this uncommon work, inscribed "With best regards Berthold Ribbentrop". The author, an influential German forestry expert, was instrumental in the establishment of the forestry administration, initially out of military and economic considerations, but which over time came to have considerable ecological and environmental impact. Ribbentrop... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 136333

  2. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur.

    Vienna : 1930

    First edition, first printing, a superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Havelock Ellis with affectionate regards Freud 1929/30". The recipient, the English psychologist Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), was a pioneer in the psychoanalysis of sexuality. He has annotated the book in several places, with pencilled underlining... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 138955

  3. Behaviorism.
    WATSON, John B. Behaviorism.

    New York : 1925

    First edition in book form, signed by Watson on the front free endpaper, and scarce thus. The 12 lectures were given by Watson from 1924 to 1925 for the non-profit People's Institute as part of their adult education programme, and gave a popular overview of the behaviorist discipline. Each lecture was printed in pamphlet form afterwards by the Institute's... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 136450

  4. Neural Darwinism.
    EDELMAN, Gerald M. Neural Darwinism.

    New York : 1987

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Sydney Brenner on the front free endpaper, "For Sydney with my kindest regards Gerry". Edelman (1929-2014) won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1972 for his work on the immune system with Rodney Robert Porter. Brenner (1927-2019), one of the leading biologists... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140629

  5. The Remembered Present.
    EDELMAN, Gerald M. The Remembered Present.

    New York : 1989

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Sydney Brenner on the front free endpaper, "For Sydney with admiration and warm regards Gerry". Edelman (1929-2014) won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1972 for his work on the immune system with Rodney Robert Porter. Brenner (1927-2019), one of the leading biologists... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140631

  6. Bright Air, Brilliant Fire.
    EDELMAN, Gerald M. Bright Air, Brilliant Fire.

    New York : 1992

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Sydney Brenner on the front free endpaper, "For Sydney with affection and admiration Gerry". Edelman (1929-2014) won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1972 for his work on the immune system with Rodney Robert Porter. Brenner (1927-2019), one of the leading biologists... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140632

  7. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne
    WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

    London : 1900

    Large paper edition, number 86 of 160 copies signed by the editor and artists, lavishly bound and illustrated. First published in 1789, White's Selborne is one of the great English books of the 18th century, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). The work is arranged into three sequences... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 139565

  8. And the Band Played On.
    SHILTS, Randy. And the Band Played On.

    New York : 1987

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Dennis warmly, Randy M. Shults. San Francisco." A masterpiece of investigative reporting and an international bestseller, Shilts's expose on the spread of HIV/AIDS revealed how the epidemic was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 1980's, with treatment hampered by... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 110638

  9. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.
    BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.

    Leipzig : 1942

    First edition, first printing. The third and final book in Blossfeldt's acclaimed series of photographs of plants. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139445

  10. D'Arcussia's Falconry.
    (ARCUSSIA, Charles d'.) LOFT, John, trans. D'Arcussia's Falconry.

    Louth, Lincolnshire : 2003

    First and only edition of the first English translation of d'Arcussia's La Fauconnerie, first published in 1599, Loft's translation from the 1643 edition; signed and dated by the translator on the half-title. Uncommon: a search of online institutional holdings produces just five locations: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, McGill and the US Air Force Academy.... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 136151

  11. The Writings.
    BURROUGHS, John. The Writings.

    New York : 1904

    The Autograph edition. Number 62 of 750 copies only, signed by the author and publishers. John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an American naturalist and essay writer active in the early American conservation movement. Immensely popular in his time, Burroughs was described by his biographer, Edward J. Renehan, as a "literary naturalist with a duty to record... Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 138373

  12. Signed photograph.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Signed photograph.

    [London : 1938]

    Freud reads the manuscript of Moses and Monotheism. A superb signed photograph of Freud at work taken by the Austrian-British psychoanalyst Wilhelm Hoffer (1897-1967), depicting Freud seated at his desk in London.
    Freud had begun working on his Moses book in 1934 and partly published it in German in 1937. He arrived in London on 6 June 1938, announcing... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 132013

  13. A Brief History of Time.
    HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.

    London : 1989

    First UK edition, later impression. The title page with a thumb print of Hawking, next to which his personal assistant has inscribed in blue ink, "Thumb print of, S. W. Hawking, witnessed by, Susan Masey."
    One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularisation, A Brief... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 134236

  14. Genes, Girls, and Gamow: After the Double Helix.
    WATSON, James D. Genes, Girls, and Gamow: After the Double Helix.

    New York : 2002

    First US edition, first printing, signed by the author - "Jim Watson" - on the title page. This is Watson's report on the aftermath of his and Crick's revolutionary discovery of the structure of DNA, following on from his classic memoir, The Double Helix. The UK edition preceded it the previous year. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138562

  15. Of Molecules and Men.
    CRICK, Francis. Of Molecules and Men.

    Seattle : 1966

    First edition, first printing, signed by Francis Crick on the title page. The fifth book in the John Danz Lectures series, Of Molecules and Men expands on Crick's three lectures on vitalism delivered at the University of Washington in February and March 1966. Crick, co-discoverer of DNA with James Watson, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138557

  16. The Double Helix.
    WATSON, James D. The Double Helix.

    New York : 1998

    Signed by the author on the title-page; later edition, first published in 1968. Watson's personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, The Double Helix is one of the most important first-hand accounts of the practice of science during the 20th century, chronicling not only the wonder and beauty of a major breakthrough, but also... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 138554

  17. On the Trail of the African Elephant.
    SANCHEZ-ARIÑO, Tony. On the Trail of the African Elephant.

    London : 1988

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,250 copies signed by the author on the title page. A comprehensive survey of elephants and the colorful characters who, throughout the years, have hunted them. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 129468

  18. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.
    NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.

    London : [1860]

    First edition, second issue, this copy with an autograph letter signed from the author tipped in at the rear to Gaetano Meo, dated January 1887. Meo (18501925) was a painter, mosaic artist, and an artist's model associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Meo left his home in southern Italy at the age of 14, taking only his harp as a means of earning.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 122640

  19. Events of a Military Life:
    HENRY, Walter. Events of a Military Life:

    London : 1843

    First UK edition; this uncommon, lively and engaging autobiography was originally published in Canada as Trifles from My Portfolio in 1839. A native of Donegal, Henry studied medicine at Glasgow, St. Thomas', Guy's and St. George's. In 1811 he qualified as a regimental surgeon and joined the 66th in the Peninsula, seeing action at the Siege of Badajoz... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 135267

  20. Autograph letter signed, to Hugh Frank Newall, on astrophotography.
    DYSON, Sir Frank Watson. Autograph letter signed, to Hugh Frank Newall, on astrophotography.

    London : 1926

    Two page autograph letter by Astronomer Royal Sir Frank Watson Dyson (1868-1939) to fellow astronomer Hugh Frank Newall, director of the Solar Physics Observatory at Cambridge, on the practical details of a joint astro-photography project. With pencilled notes by the recipient in reply to Dyson's questions.
    "My dear Newall, I enclose a specimen print... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 126210

  21. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
    FEYNMAN, Richard P. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

    New York & London : 1985

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title by Feynman to Alice Zorthian, daughter of Jirayr Zorthian, Feynman's close friend and artistic mentor, "To Alice Zorthian for Christmas 1985 Richard P. Feynman". Only two other signed copies of the first printing have appeared at auction, neither specifically inscribed to... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 136532

  22. Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phänomene.
    JUNG, Carl G. Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phänomene.

    Leipzig : 1902

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the front board, "Herrn Dr. Hoch mit den besten Grüssen, der Verfasser." This is the true first edition of Jung's doctoral dissertation, published in advance of the book version issued later the same year.
    A superb association: the recipient Dr August Hoch (1868-1919)... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 128837

  23. Guide to Rockets, Missiles, and Satellites.
    NEWELL, Homer E. Guide to Rockets, Missiles, and Satellites.

    New York, Toronto, London : 1958

    First edition, first printing, the author's own copy with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Scarce. This layman's guide to rocket science, rocket warfare and the incipient space age comes from the library of the author, Dr Homer E. Newell Jr. (1915-1983). Newell was a mathematics professor and author who became a powerful US government... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 114393

  24. Un souvenir de Solferino.
    DUNANT, Jean Henry. Un souvenir de Solferino.

    Geneva : 1862

    First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a blank before the half-title: "Monsieur Albert Dunant de la part de l'auteur", apparently in a secretarial hand. An excellent familial association: Albert Dunant was a state councillor for the canton of Geneva; this copy also carries his attractive etched bookplate and official autograph... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 110889

  25. Reichenbachia, Orchids illustrated and described.
    SANDER, Henry Frederick Conrad. Reichenbachia, Orchids illustrated and described.

    London & St Albans : 1888-94 [1895]

    Imperial edition, copy 51 of 100 copies signed by Sander. Published during the heyday of the late Victorian orchid mania, Sander was the foremost authority on the Orchidaceae, as well as the largest grower, maintaining nurseries in England, Belgium, and the United States. He had agents gathering plants worldwide, often dangerous work, and he reports... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 122509

  26. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).
    CHIZHEVSKII, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).

    Moscow : 1959

    First edition, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper verso, "To big Misha for good memory. Prof. A.L. Chizhevskii. May 8, 1960". This was one of the last publications of Alexander Chizhevskii (1897-1964), the eminent Soviet interdisciplinary scientist and the founder of heliobiology and aero-ionization, and widely considered to be his magnum... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 137282

  27. Volcanos.
    SCROPE, George Poulett. Volcanos.

    London : 1862

    Second edition, revised and enlarged, of Scrope's pioneering Considerations on Volcanos (1825); presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "from the Author", above the ownership inscription of "T. Rupert Jones, April 2 '62". Professor Thomas Rupert Jones (1819-1911), FRS, FGS, was president of the Geologists' Association... Learn More
    £685.00

    Stock Code: 135654

  28. Comet.
    SAGAN, Carl, & Ann Druyan. Comet.

    New York : 1985

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Sagan "For Steve, Brave man, wise owl, with our fond regard to you and Deborah. Carl and Ann", Druyan penned the "and Ann".
    The recipient was American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science, Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), with his book label loosely inserted.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 136562

  29. Finger Prints; Decipherment of Blurred Finger Prints; Finger Print Directories.
    GALTON, Francis. Finger Prints; Decipherment of Blurred Finger Prints; Finger Print Directories.

    London : 1892, 1893, 1895

    First editions of Galton's three publications on fingerprints, this a very scarce presentation set with the first work inscribed by Galton to his brother, "Erasmus Galton, from F.G.", on the half-title, the second work with Erasmus's ownership inscription "E. Galton, Oct 9 1893" to verso of front free endpaper. Erasmus (1815-1909) was presumably named... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 134448

  30. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal.
    ESQUIROL, Jean-Étienne Dominique. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal.

    Paris : 1838

    First edition of "the first modern textbook of psychiatry" (Norman); this copy of especial interest as including, bound into the first volume, a fine original pencil drawing (dated 1836) of a psychiatric patient, ascribed by a later hand to the engraver Ambroise Tardieu, along with a suite of 19 proof engravings. Tardieu appears to have been responsible... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 128843

  31. The True History of the Ghost;
    PEPPER, John Henry, "Professor". The True History of the Ghost;

    London : 1890

    First and only contemporary edition, this copy inscribed by the author on the title; "Mr. John Bailey, July 25 1893, With the Author's kind regards, J.H. Pepper". Pepper (1821-1900) was born in Great Queen Street in Westminster and educated at King's College School, becoming a pupil of the chemist John Thomas Cooper. In 1847 he gave his first lecture... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 133346

  32. The Survival of the Wisest.
    SALK, Jonas. The Survival of the Wisest.

    New York : 1973

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gilbert Fitzhugh - with hope - Jonas Salk". The identity of the recipient is unknown, though one possibility is the retired chairman of the board of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Gilbert W. Fitzhugh (1911-1997), who in 1973 was living in San Diego, the location... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 132946

  33. Notes on Hindu Astronomy and the History of our Knowledge of it.
    BURGESS, James. Notes on Hindu Astronomy and the History of our Knowledge of it.

    Hertford : 1893

    An uncommon offprint by the mathematician and archaeologist James Burgess (1832-1916), a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the upper wrapper, "with the author's compliments, June 1898" and bound together with a 2-page autograph letter signed on Indian astronomy, in particular the "lunar mansion" Pushya, and its principal star. OCLC locates... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 132960

  34. Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors.
    SHOCKLEY, William. Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Thornton Read: As an introduction to germanium research. Bill Shockley. Dec '50". The recipient Thornton Read was an American physicist who with Charles Frank formulated what came to be known as the Frank-Read mechanism for generating dislocations... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 132838

  35. The Double Helix.
    WATSON, James D. The Double Helix.

    London : 1968

    First UK edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title-page. Watson's personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA was originally published in the US in the same year. The Double Helix is one of the most important first-hand accounts of the practice of science during the 20th century, chronicling not only the wonder and beauty... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 132049

  36. Flowers.
    PENN, Irving. Flowers.

    New York : 1980

    First edition, first impression, signed by the artist on the half-title "Irving Penn, New York, 1980". The photographs, originally published from 1967 to 1973, were taken by Penn for the American edition of Vogue. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 131344

  37. Über Spinalganglien und Rückenmark des Petromyzon.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Über Spinalganglien und Rückenmark des Petromyzon.

    [Vienna : 1878]

    First separate printing, presentation copy, with Freud's inscription at the head of the front wrapper: "Seinem lieben Freunde, Hernn Chem. Dr. S. Herzig d. Verf." Josef Herzig (1853-1924), professor of chemistry at the University of Vienna, was one of Freud's lifelong friends.
    Freud's third paper published as a medical student continued his research... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 128842

  38. Hevea Brasiliensis or Para Rubber.
    WRIGHT, Herbert. Hevea Brasiliensis or Para Rubber.

    Colombo : 1905

    First edition. Uncommon, just 5 locations on Copac, OCLC adds 7 further. This copy inscribed "To I.H. Burkill Esqre. from the Author". Wright was one of the leading authorities on tropical agriculture of his day, described in his Times obituary as "one of the foremost figures in the rubber industry". Educated at the Royal College of Science, Wright... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 125921

  39. Married Love.
    STOPES, Marie Carmichael. Married Love.

    London : [1925]

    Signed limited edition, number 9 of 540 copies signed by the author on the frontispiece; this additionally a presentation copy, inscribed by its infamous author to her son's nurse using her affectionate nickname, "To dear Niss, with the Author's love. Xmas 1925", on the front free endpaper.
    Sister Phyllis Jones, or "Niss", was nurse to the young... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 124621

  40. Logic Without Metaphysics.
    NAGEL, Ernest. Logic Without Metaphysics.

    Glencoe, Illinois : 1956

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author to Carl Hempel on the front free endpaper: "To Peter, with affectionate regards, Ernest". An excellent association copy: Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1997), known as "Peter" to his friends, was a German writer and philosopher, and a major figure in logical empiricism. Willard Van... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 122872

  41. Aspects de la nature avec des éclaircissements scientifiques.
    (HUMBOLDT, Alexandre de.) CIRCOURT, Adolphe de, comte. Aspects de la nature avec des éclaircissements scientifiques.

    [Paris] : 1856

    Review of Humboldt's Aspects de la nature, presentation copy to Alexis de Tocqueville, inscribed by Circourt on the front wrapper, "Monsieur Alexis de Toqueville de l'Académie Française, hommage de l'auteur." Circourt's book reviews are discussed in his extensive correspondence with Tocqueville (Œuvres complètes, vol. 18, 1951). Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 122879

  42. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.
    GRANT, J. Augustus, John Oliver, & others. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.

    London : 1872[-5]

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Grant to African explorer Sir John Kirk on a panel from the original wrappers bound to face the title page: "My dear Kirk, I avail myself of the oppty of Sir Bartle Frere to send you Part I of the Botany of the 'Speke & Grant Expedition' and hope that future travellers will will sic find some advantage... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 122070

  43. IBM's Early Computers;
    BASHE, Charles, Lyle R. Johnson, John H. Palmer, & Emerson W. Pugh. IBM's Early Computers;

    Cambridge, MA : 1986

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed from the authors to "I. Bernard Cohen - Many thanks". As the editor of the MIT Press Series in the History of Computing, Cohen provided the foreword for this book, which chronicles and analyses the technical development of IBM from its time as a small manufacturer in the 1920s to its status... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 118806

  44. A Survey of Mathematical Logic.
    HAO, Wang. A Survey of Mathematical Logic.

    Peking : 1962

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Lucia and Monty, with warm regards from Hao". This is the logician, philosopher, and mathematician's second book, which comprises a collection of introductory papers on a variety of topics, including the axiomatic method, computation, Turing's theory... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 118207

  45. The Plant-Magic Man.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. The Plant-Magic Man.

    Santa Barbara : 1973

    First edition in book form, signed limited issue. Number 197 of 200 copies signed and numbered by the author on the colophon, and handbound by Earle Grey for the publisher. This is the fifth book in the Yes! Capra Chapbook Series, edited by Robert Durand and Noel Young. Durrell's essay first appeared in the Paris Edition of the New York Herald Tribune... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 116530

  46. Camera, Take the Stand!
    HERZOG, Asa S., & A. J. Ezickson. Camera, Take the Stand!

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To A. G. Corley - Who can transmit congeniality & friendship at all times - A. J. Ezickson". "Modern crime fighters have discovered science to be their firmest ally... This book tells the story of that little magic black box and the part it plays in fighting the criminal" (Preface).... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 116419

  47. Wild Chorus.
    SCOTT, Peter. Wild Chorus.

    London : 1938

    First and limited edition, number 386 of 1,250 copies signed by Scott. A particularly attractive copy of the sumptuously produced limited edition. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 115704

  48. Nucleotide Sequences in the Low Molecular Weight Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid of Escherichia Coli.
    BROWNLEE, George Gow. Nucleotide Sequences in the Low Molecular Weight Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid of Escherichia Coli.

    Cambridge : 1967

    The doctoral dissertation of distinguished molecular biologist George Gow Brownlee. Inscribed by the author to his supervisor Frederick Sanger on the front free endpaper, "To Fred, from George, May 1967".
    Brownlee completed this dissertation on sequencing E. coli RNA under Sanger's guidance at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and went on to have... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 114801

  49. The Biological Activity of Insulin Peptides.
    NICOL, D. S. H. W. The Biological Activity of Insulin Peptides.

    Cambridge : 1958

    The doctoral dissertation of the eminent physician, polymath, and UN delegate Davidson Nicol. Inscribed from the author to his Cambridge mentor Frederick Sanger on the front free endpaper, "To Fred Sanger, with many thanks for your help and inspiration over this work, from, Davidson Nicol. Return address: University College of Sierra Leone, Freetown".... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 114809

  50. Chemical Studies on some Disulphides of Biological Interest.
    RYLE, Andrew Peter. Chemical Studies on some Disulphides of Biological Interest.

    Cambridge : 1955

    Dissertation from the library of two-time Nobel Prize winner Frederick Sanger, who supervised the author's PhD research. Signed by the author at the end of the acknowledgements. This is likely one of the earliest theses that Sanger oversaw, as he had only obtained his own PhD in 1943, about ten years earlier than Ryle would have joined his lab. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 114810

  51. A Study of Some Egg Proteins.
    WILLIAMS, John. A Study of Some Egg Proteins.

    Cambridge : 1962

    Dissertation from the library of Frederick Sanger, who supervised the author's PhD research. Signed and dated by the author at the end of the acknowledgements. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 114814

  52. The Origins of Prebiological Systems
    (FOX, Sidney W., ed.) The Origins of Prebiological Systems

    New York and London : 1965

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the editor to NASA administrator Dr Homer E. Newell Jr on the front free endpaper, "22 February 1965, To Dr. Homer Newell with compliments, Sidney W. Fox". A fine association for this collection of studies on the origin of life, conducted partly under the auspices of NASA. Dr Homer E. Newell... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 114398

  53. The Viking Rocket Story.
    ROSEN, Milton W. The Viking Rocket Story.

    New York : 1955

    First edition, first printing, Viking Hall commemoration presentation copy from the library of NASA administrator Dr Homer E. Newell Jr, signed by the author and head of the Viking Project, as well as by 12 other persons involved in the Viking project including J. Preston Layton, Lt. Comdr. W. Pat Murphy, W. Paul Smith and William G. Purdy, all of whom... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 114401

  54. The Naturalist in Nicaragua:
    BELT, Thomas. The Naturalist in Nicaragua:

    London : 1874,

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed verso of the front free endpaper, "P. Brown Esqre, M.D. with the kind regards of the Author", with Brown's ownership inscription to the title page. The son of a Newcastle seedsman, Belt (1832-1878) was educated at a private school conducted by by John Storey, a secretary of Tyneside Naturalists' Field Club,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 114155

  55. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
    BILLING, Archibald. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.

    London : 1867

    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to sculptor John Graham Lough: "To John Graham Esq. and his amiable wife, this volume conveys the sincere regards, of the Author and his wife" (half-title). Archibald Billing (1791-1881) was a physician by trade and an amateur artist and collector of engraved gems and coins. A lecturer at the... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 109013

  56. Einführung in die Wissenschaft vom Leben oder Ascaris.
    GOLDSCHMIDT, Richard. Einführung in die Wissenschaft vom Leben oder Ascaris.

    Berlin : 1927

    First edition, later printing ("4 bis 8 Tausend" on title page). Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Julian Huxley from the Author Nov 1927", in pencil in Huxley's hand (and another note, perhaps in his hand, on p. 330). A remarkable association copy, linking two key figures of evolutionary theory and developmental biology: Julian Huxley (1887-1975)... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 104615

  57. What your aura tells me.
    STANFORD, Ray. What your aura tells me.

    New York : 1977

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. An unusual work of popular pseudo-psychiatry, by a "psychic" who claimed he could see the colours of emotion in people's auras, and can therefore ascertain their character. Ray Stanford was a self-professed psychic, founder of the Association for the Understanding of Man... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 104259

  58. On Some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. On Some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types.

    London : 1905

    Original offprint, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the upper margin of the first leaf, "James Ward from B.R." and with Ward's pencil annotations throughout. James Ward, philosopher and psychologist, was made a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1875, and in 1897 was appointed to the newly founded professorship of mental philosophy... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 99896

  59. Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
    (ROOSEVELT, Franklin D.) Georgia Warm Springs Foundation

    Warm Springs, GA, & New York : 1940 & 1941

    First editions, first printings of two separate titles, each present in two copies. The copy of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (GWSF) annual report in blue boards has Roosevelt's presentation inscription to the front blank: "To Basil O'Connorthe motor-power that turned the wheels from Franklin D. Roosevelt 6/30/41 Hyde Park". Below, O'Connor has... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 97193

  60. Come to the Cook-house Door!
    WHITSED, Juliet de Key. Come to the Cook-house Door!

    London : 1932

    First edition. Uncommon, particularly so in the jacket. Just four copies on COPAC, OCLC adds five. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "Good wishes from Juliet de Key Whitsed, May 1935". Illuminating and entertaining diaries of "adventure and work" of a VAD in Salonika from June 1917 to June 1919, "lively" (Matthews). Whitsed later published on... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 93961

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