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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. 134448comp
    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)... Learn More
    £4,750

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  2. 132960
    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... Learn More
    £450

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    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

    Stock Code: 131344

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  4. 132838comp
    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... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 132838

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  5. Signed portrait of Albert Einstein.
    An engraving of the scientist, signed lower middle in blue ink by Einstein and lower right in black ink by Muller. The artist was a well regarded printmaker active in Germany during the Weimar period. Signed images of Einstein of this period are uncommon. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 66139

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  6. 124621comp
    Sister Phyllis Jones, or "Niss",..."> 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",... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 124621

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  7. 125492comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Plunkett, "To Mr Henry Watterson, Editor of the Louisville Courier Journal, with the compliments of the author, H. M. Plunkett 18 E 24th St NY, March 15th 1885". Watterson (1840-1921) won the two Pulitzer Prizes in 1918 and served a term in the US House of Representatives. In... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 125492

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  8. Fantasia of the Unconscious.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to E. M. Forster, inscribed by the author to E. M. Forster on the front free endpaper, "E.M., from D.H.L. Taos, 6 Nov 1922" and with Forster's "This book belongs to..." ticket. Forster and Lawrence met in 1915, when Forster visited Lawrence at Greatham, sharing "two hours... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 83380

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    First and limited edition, number 54 of 760 copies signed and dated by Einstein. This copy additionally inscribed by the editor on the half-title: "To Arnold H. Crane with the best wishes of Paul A. Schilpp, Glenview Ill., August 16, 1965". The recipient may have been the Chicago-based photographer Arnold H. Crane (b. 1932),... Learn More
    £10,500

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  10. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
    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... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 109013

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  11. 128842
    Freud's third paper published as a medical..."> 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... Learn More
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  12. 128841
    First separate printing, presentation copy, with Freud's inscription at the head of the front wrapper, "Rollett", that is, Alexander Rollett (1834-1903), the Austrian physiologist and histologist. The presentation was likely made at the suggestion of Freud's supervisor, Professor Ernst Brücke, who had mentored Rollett in... Learn More
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  13. 128837
    A superb association: the..."> 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... Learn More
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    First edition. Large paper presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "To Mr. Bartholemew sic with Mr Babbages Compliments". Large paper copies such as this (measuring over 180 mm in height) were produced especially for presentation and are scarce, with Babbage himself referring to "a few in the hands... Learn More
    £12,500

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  15. Einführung in die Wissenschaft vom Leben oder Ascaris.
    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:... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 104615

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    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... Learn More
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  17. 114087comp
    First edition. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "All'egregio sig. Prof. Gilberto Gavi?". Father of the famous economist and sociologist Vilfredo Pareto, Raffaele Pareto (1812-1882) was a prominent civil engineer whose career began in France where he had sought exile following his involvement with Giuseppe Mazzini's... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 114087

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    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... Learn More
    £300

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  19. The Naturalist in Nicaragua:
    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... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 114155

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  20. 118207
    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,... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 118207

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    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... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 118806

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  22. 114809
    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... Learn More
    £1,500

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  23. 114801
    Brownlee completed this dissertation on sequencing E. coli RNA under Sanger's guidance at the Laboratory of Molecular..."> 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... Learn More
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  24. 114800
    The doctoral dissertation of Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, signed by the author on the preface and with six neat manuscript annotations in her hand, including one of significant length on table 3.II. From the library of Frederick Sanger, with two small pencilled notes in his hand.
    Elizabeth... Learn More
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  25. 116419comp
    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... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 116419

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  26. Smithsonian Scientific Series.
    Signed limited edition, one of 875 sets signed by C. G. Abbot and especially prepared for the patrons of the Smithsonian. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 115175

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    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

    Stock Code: 115704

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    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... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 114401

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  29. The Origins of Prebiological Systems
    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... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 114398

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    The Decision to Go to the Moon.

    Cambridge, MASS, and London, England: 1970

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed to NASA administrator Dr. Homer E Newell Jr. on the front free endpaper, "8/24/70, To Homer Newell, with Warm Regards, John Logsdon". This book is very scarce inscribed, and superb with such an association. Dr Homer E. Newell Jr. (1915-1983) was a mathematics professor... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 114395

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  31. Guide to Rockets, Missiles, and Satellites.
    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... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 114393

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  32. What your aura tells me.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 104259

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    First revised edition, first printing. Inscribed by Mandelbrot on the half title, "To Richard Garwin, with the compliments of Benoit Mandelbrot, Au 17, 1982". A beautiful copy of this volume, substantially revised from the original 1977 publication titled Fractals. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 87142

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  34. Inherit the Wind.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by Jerome Lawrence on the front free endpaper, "To Rabbi Sacks - who has been a great friend and a glowing inspiration. With admiration, Jerome Lawrence, 1955". Inscribed copies of Inherit the Wind are particularly uncommon. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 81754

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  35. Power in Men.
    First Edition, first Impression of Cary's work of political philosophy. Signed by Cary on the title page and with his presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "A. N. Whitehead from his obliged and grateful reader the author." Alfred North Whitehead was one of the foremost philosophers of his age, co-author with... Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 38517

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  36. 28655comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription facing the title page, "To Ronald Ross, from H. Rider Haggard, Ditchingham, 12 January 1911". The recipient was Haggard's friend, the Nobel laureate Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932). Awarded the Nobel for medicine (the first Briton to be... Learn More
    £749

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