c. mid 19th century. Oblong Folio, 21" x 12"; VG; bound in full red leather with gilt and black embossed tooling; gilt turn-ins and text block, silk endpapers; contains 16 pages of original watercolors of various insects, butterflies, moths, and plants. The first page is detached from the binding; 15 of the 16 pages are signed “Fanny [S or G] Maitland” There are two pages with dates noted, “Ap 26” and “May 3”, but no year recorded. Both of the dated sheets have pencil notations for insect dimensions and the location “Sarzana” [presumably Italy].; LS consignment; shelved above mythology.
London: John Murray, 1859. Third Edition. Octavo; G+; Green spine with gilt lettering; Third edition; 429 pages with two fold outs and pages of advertisements.; Darwin's contribution present and corrected on page 268. NOTES: The first edition of 1849 had a transposition error in Darwin's essay, some later states included a corrected text in a rear pocket. The second edition was issued in 1851, with no offprint of Darwin's article. This is the third edition, complete. Fold out maps are present, with some slight tears to the rear map.; Book has been repaired with original green cloth still present; Some cloth missing from the spine, lettering still present but worn; Former library book with bookplate from the Royal Navy on front paste down and faded ink stamp on title page; Boards show wear along the edges, corners bumped and beginning to fray. Pages are age toned, as is typical with some minor spotting, mostly at the beginning and on the fold outs; Interior otherwise clean and free of marking.; shelved case 3.
Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany: Joseph Wolffischen, 1783. folio, 750pp., 24pp. index, 136pp.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; front board decorated with metal in the four corners, diamond in the center; remnants of two clasps present, two metal hooks on fore edge of front board, two torn leather strips bound into rear board; moderate rubbing to boards; newer endpapers; title page has had a strip of paper approximately 1.25 inches (3.5cm.) high torn off of the bottom, primarily including the entirety of the publication information. It has been repaired with the backing of another sheet on that portion. There is a small tear in the middle of the page that is backed by a piece of paper on the verso, and so barely impacts the legibility of the words; complete collation: endpaper, title page, 2pp. table of contents, 4pp., 750pp., 24pp. index, title page, 6pp., 136pp.; separate title page with separate pagination; page 110 misprinted as 100, 160 as 142, 217 as 21, 271 as 217, 523 as 532, 524 as 534, 554 as 454, 732 as 571, only the page number impacted; small repairs on pages 165/166, 571/572, 633/634, 649/650, 687/688, 701/702, 705/706, 719/720, 1/2; illustrated pages beginning parts two and three on pages 165 and 567. The pagination between pages 566-571 appear to be missing a page, as is usual with this edition; ffep partially detached; profusely illustrated with over 800 black and white woodcut illustrations, including genre scenes, individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus; Adam Lonicer was a German botanist who studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, obtaining his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. After becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1554, he became the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the Kräuterbuch, was published in 1557, with a large part dealing with distillation. He married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of Christian Egenolff, his Frankfurt publisher and a printer who specialized in herbals. The work that made his name famous is this popular herbal, the Kräuterbuch. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora as well as being one of the first to differentiate deciduous trees from conifers. shelved case 4.
London: John Murray, 1861. Third Edition. Octavo, xix, 538  pages; G; bound in publisher's original pebble-grain cloth with gilt-decorated title to spine, original colored endpapers; some rubbing and shelfwear to boards, including bumping to corners, fraying to edges, lower corners; expertly recased, with the front gutter opened and sealed, and the only noticeable repairs small specks of new cloth to the head and spine; fold out diagram on page 123 intact; ex-library, belonging previously to the St. Mark's Chapel Free Library, bookplate pasted onto ffep, ink name on ffep, presentation bookplate to front pastedown, library number written on half-title, possible other markings; binding ticket for Edmund and Remnant on rear pastedown; AD consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Printed for William Miller, 1811. First Edition. folio; VG; quarter bound in dark blue leather with panels on spine, red label with gilt lettering, dark blue cloth boards; very mild scuffing to rear board; beautifully rebound; some fingerprint smudges, else interior clean; second issue, with index leaf printed by J. M'Crerry and the 16-line "Remarks" appended to the text for Plate I; contains 61 beautiful and vibrant hand-coloured aquatint plates; shelved above mythology.
London: John Murray, 1871. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, viii, 423 pages, 16 pages ads; VG; bound in publisher's green cloth, spine with gilt lettering; recased with previous boards and spine intact, front and rear gutters have signs of repair; fore edge of ffep through page viii brittle and slightly chipped; wear to corners; bookplate of William Beebe on front pastedown; First issue, with the first word on page 297 being "transmitted."; AD consignment; shelved case 3.
London: John Murray, 1872. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, vi, 374 pages, 4 pages ads; G+; bound in publisher's green cloth, rebacked with spine preserved; gilt lettering to spine; some rubbing and bumping to corners; 1st edition, 1st Issue point: the word 'that' is spelt correctly on p. 208; 7 photographic plates, as called for (numbered with Roman numerals, Pl.I-VII; Freeman: F1142; shelved case 3.
Lübeck: L. Jauchen, 1642. First Edition. 8vo., 670 pages, ; VG; newly rebacked, previous spine and boards preserved; cracked brown leather spine, black label with gilt lettering; paper boards, gilt seal embossed on front cover; moderate wear to boards; illustrated title page; second front endpaper has a full-page handwritten biography of Paul Fleming in German; possible ex-library, with stamp on recto of title page for Biblioth. Regia. Berolinensi.; small green stamp on recto of title page and on last page, reading "Friedr Wilh. / Pfeiffer / Breslau"; Richard Friedrich Johannes Pfeiffer (1858-1945) was a German physician and bacteriologist, known for his many fundamental discoveries in immunology and bacteriology. Among them, he discovered bacteriolysis and it went on to be known as the Pfeiffer Phenomenon. Later in life he held the chair of hygiene in Breslau from 1909-1925, when he retired.; Fleming's Teutsche Poemata (Poems in German), was published posthumously in 1642, and was later renamed Geistliche und weltliche Gedichte (Spiritual and Secular Poems); shelved case 0.
Lugd. Batav. Roterodami: Hackios, 1669. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary vellum, faded ink lettering to spines; some soiling to vellum; bookplate to front pastedown of each volume; each volume with an engraved title page, all dated 1669, title page of volume 1 says 1669, 2 and 3 state 1668; stain to bottom of text bloc of volume 1, does not impact any text; interiors clean; printer's mark with an eagle and the motto 'MOVENDO' on each title page; text in Latin with Greek references; shelved case 3.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1889-1897. Various. 8vos., G+; ALL VOLUMES: red cloth boards, with black decorative motif to front board; faded gilt lettering to spines (age-toned maroon), bumping/chipping/fraying to head and tail of spines and corners of boards; cocking to spines; boards shaken, bindings intact; moderate soiling/staining to spines; mild scuffing to boards; dark tops to text-blocks, light scratching to text-blocks; age-toning to text-blocks and interior; mild wear to yellow endpapers; volumes variously contain markings/underlining in pencil; volumes variously include black and white illustrations and photogravures; VOL. 1 [AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS; First Edition Thus, pub. 1893, edited by Francis Darwin; black smudge to middle of back board; tear to top of ffep and first blank page at gutter; lacks half-title page; frontispiece protected by tissue guard]; VOL. 2 [EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS; First Edition Thus, pub. 1897; lacks half-title page]; VOL. 3 [CORAL REEFS; Third Edition, pub. 1889, appendix by T. G. Bonney; buckling to ffep and bfep at gutter; tear to foldout map between pp. x-1; chipping/tearing to fore-edge of text-block; spine cracked in several places, binding intact]; VOL. 4 [CLIMBING PLANTS; Revised Second Edition; pub. 1897; fading to gilt lettering of spine, text barely legible]; VOL. 5 [ON THE FERTILISATION OF ORCHIDS BY INSECTS; Revised Second Edition, pub. 1895; threading from sewn binding visible to gutter between verso of first blank page and half-title page]; VOL. 6 [FORMATION OF VEGETABLE MOULD THROUGH THE ACTION OF WORMS; First Edition Thus, pub. 1897; tear to middle of fore-edge of first blank page; spine cracked btwn verso of half-title page and title page, binding strong]; VOL. 7 [ORIGIN OF SPECIES; Revised Sixth Edition, pub. 1892; lacks half-title page; spine cracked between verso of first blank page and title page; ffep shaken but not loose; black ink staining to fore- and bottom-edge of text-block and to endpapers]; VOL. 8 [GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS; Third Edition, pub. 1891; signature of previous owner to ffep in pencil]; VOL. 9 [DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES; First Edition Thus, pub. 1896; creasing to middle of front endpapers; lacks half-title page]; VOL. 10 [CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM; First Edition Thus, pub. 1895; lacks half-title page]; VOL. 11 [INSECTIVOROUS PLANTS; Pres. First, pub. 1895; stain and moderate scratching to fore-edge of text-block; tear to top and bottom of ffep at gutter]; VOL. 12 [NATURALIST'S VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; Second Edition, pub. 1893; tear to top and bottom of ffep at gutter; lacks half-title page]; VOL. 13 [POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS; First Edition Thus, pub. 1892, with Francis Darwin; signature of previous owner to ffep in pencil, dated 1895]; VOL. 14 [DESCENT OF MAN/SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX; Revised Second Edition, pub. 1892; signature of previous owner to ffep in pencil, dated 1895]; VOL. 15 [ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION I; Revised Second Edition, pub. 1892; signature of previous owner to ffep in pencil, dated 1894]; VOL. 16 [ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION II; Revised Second Edition, pub. 1892; lacks half-title page; small tear to top of ffep at gutter; small stain to back endpapers at gutter]; shelved above WW11.
London: John Murray, 1828. First Edition. 8vo., 273 pages; G+; green cloth spine faded to brown, remnants of a tan label with black lettering, brown paper boards; moderate wear to boards, including bumping to corners, staining; spine has some fraying, signs of glue repair; small sticker with previous owners name on front pastedown; most pages uncut; mild foxing; shelved case 10.
London: John Murray, 1882. Second Edition, Third Thousand. Octavo, xvi, 300 pages; G+; bound in publisher's green cloth, rebacked with spine preserved; gilt lettering to spine; moderate wear and rubbing to corners, board edges; interior clean; illustrated with 38 woodcuts; This book is ‘the first of the volumes of supporting evidence [for natural selection]’. The first edition (Freeman 800) was published on May 15th 1862 and the second in 1877 (Freeman).; Freeman 801; shelved case 10.
Lugd[uni Batavorum]: Sumpt. Io. Ant. Huguetan & Soc, 1678. Second Edition. Octavo. Original vellum; leather spine label. Illustrated title page and numerous plates (some folding). Vellum discolored and soiled; rubbed at extremities. Interior age-toned. Binding slightly shaken. Bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owners' signatures on endpapers. Small piece missing from top right corner of title page. Good solid copy. Regnier de Graaf was a Dutch physician and anatomist who made key discoveries in reproductive biology. He described ovarian follicles and female ejaculation. Text in Latin. IR Consignment. Shelved in Case 3.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
Albany: J. B. Lyon, 1905. Reprint. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt apple branch to front covers, gilt lettering to spines; mild rubbing and bumping to edges of boards; sfep of volume 2 has the ownership of H. W Gottschalk; Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the year 1903; profusely illustrated with color and black and white plates; shelved case 10.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1905. Small Quartos., 2 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound in dark green leather, paneled spines with elaborate gilt tooling, two compartments with gilt lettering, date on tails, lighter green cloth boards; marbled endpapers; bookplate on front pastedown; mild wear to boards, primarily to corners; both volumes with frontispiece and tissue guard; top edges of text blocks gilt; profusely illustrated with both black and white and color plates; translated from the fifth (enlarged) edition; AS consignment; shelved case 12.
London: T. Bensley, 1804. First Edition. Octavo; Fair-/no-DJ; hardcover; brown spine, no text; boards weak and deteriorating, significant shelfwear and edgewear, chipping along front fore edge, bumping along all edges, rubbing and bumping on fore corners, rubbing on spine edges, small closed tears on spine head edge, bumping on spine tail edge, light damp staining on exterior, pen mark on front exterior, ex-libris plate on front interior, browning and foxing in interior, damp staining in rear interior, pencil marks on front interior and rear end paper; text block taped to blinding, age toned, light foxing and soiling throughout, pages uneven, text transfer throughout; inserts included; First Edition; AD Consignments; xiv, 430pp.
Cambridge, Mass. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Square quarto, 697 pages, VG-/G+; off-white DJ, black lettering: light age-toning/rubbing to DJ, open and closed tearing to edges, chipping mostly to head, covers protected by mylar; orange cloth boards, dark brown lettering: mild overall wear to boards, wear/rubbing to hinges of head and tail as well as corners, casing somewhat loose, boards somewhat shaken, binding strong; mild wear to text-block, mild foxing to top, fore-edge clean, light scuffing to bottom; interior clean; shelved Review Table.
New York: Academic Press, 1972. Octavo; VG/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; Spine tan with gold print; DJ is clear cellophane, age-tanned and torn at lower edge, corners, and spine caps; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight, small hole in page of rear endpaper; x, 114 pages, illustrated.
Gaithersburg, MD: Flower Valley Press, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 132 pages, VG-/VG-; white DJ, black lettering: overall mild wear to DJ, yellowing/light soiling to covers, "$44.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black matte cloth boards, white lettering to spine: slight material loss to head and corners; mild denting to edges of boards; light age-toning/wear to text-block; clean and bright green and black illustrated endpapers; interior clean, with numerous full-color plates of Harper's work; INSCRIBED by Harper to verso of ffep and to laid-in Department of the Interior Museum postcard featuring an exhibit of the same name open through February 28, 1998; shelved Case 11.
New York: Arno Press, 1969 . Facsimile reprints [including maps]. VOLS. 1-7: 8vos., VG/no DJs; HCs, green cloth boards with gold lettering to spines and front boards; bumping to head and tail of spines, particularly to tail of Vol. 1; mild shelfwear to text-blocks, e.g., age-toning to top edges of text-blocks; frontispieces; VOL. 8: pamphlet with all 54 maps (facsimile reprints) housed in green cloth-covered clam-shell case (moderate shelfwear to case); pamphlet and maps in VG+ condition; second printing of De Voto's introduction [orig. 1953]; shelved above Literary Criticism/Hardcover Fiction.
London: The Bombay Historical Society, 1908. Limited edition (1 of 1,200). Quarto. Hardcover in 3/4 bound green leather with green cloth on boards in Very Good condition. Ex-libris, stamp of previous owner on front free endpaper, otherwise there are no markings to text and pages are clean. Binding is strong. Edges of text block are uncut. Illustrated with 30 coloured plates. Endpapers are marbled. 292 pp. Moderate rubbing to leather on spine and to corners. Leather on spine is sunned, turning it from green to a light brown. All else is very good. Spine is light brown with raised bands and gilt text -Shelved Bookcase next to Front Door.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1956. Quarto 489pp. hard cover with slip case in VG+ condition. Ex-libris on font paste down end-paper. Limited edition 753 out of 1500. Signed by illustrator Robert Gibbings at colophon. Printed by the University Press, Cambridge, England. Beige cloth covered boards with brown embossed decoration. One corner bumped. Spine is beige with brown cloth label with gilt lettering. Top edge painted brown, by publisher. Slip case rubbed and shelf worn. Text is clean. Binding is tight and sturdy. Shelve in Case 9.
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1964. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G+ Jacket; Cream colored jacket with blue lettering; Blue cloth boards; Some wear to jacket, including two closed tears of 1" and 1/2" on front; Some minor scuffing and wear to the jacket edges; Boards straight and strong with minor toning along the edges; Book includes a card signed "Jack" from the author, a Nobel prize winner written to the previous owner, Karl H. Pribram; Pribram's card holder (for borrowers of his personal library) and card taped to ffep, along with signature. Shelved in case 10.
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1848. First American Edition. Octavo, x, , 388 pages,  ads; G; bound in publisher's dark brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering to spine; chips missing to head and tail of spine; moderate wear and rubbing to boards; previous owners small sticker to front pastedown; name written in ink on title page; mild foxing throughout; binding shaken; water stain to upper fore corner of first few pages, including title page; original title "Lezioni sui fenomeni fisico-chimici dei corpi viventi" Carlo Matteucci (1811-1868) was an Italian physicist and neurophysiologist who was a pioneer in the study of bioelectricity.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 1873. New Edition. Large Octavo, 818 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in brown calf, marbled boards, spine paneled with a green and a burgundy label, gilt lettering, gilt tooling to other panels; gilt text block; marbled endpapers; mild rubbing and wear to boards; bookplate to front pastedown; illustrated with 343 engravings on wood and a color frontispiece;very mild foxing to interior; small name-stamp to front cover, sfep; shelved case 10.
Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1914. First Edition. Quarto; Poor+/no-DJ; softcover; brown spine; covers have extensive edgewear, chipping and tears along edges, significant rubbing on fore corners, spine nearly detached from text block; text block age toned, damp staining throughout, minor foxing toward front and rear, minor soiling on half-title page; First Edition; BB Consignment; 96pp.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., n.d. [1880s]. 4tos.; 384 pp., each volume; VG-/no dust jacket; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with dark brown endpapers; gilt lettering to spine and front board with illustrations in black; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines; rubbing to back board of Vol. 5; dark-colored top of text-block (faded); age-toning to fore-edge of text-block; light scratching to bottom edge of text-block, Vols. 1 and 3; interiors clean, age-toning throughout; staining to middle of fore-edge of text-block, Vol. 4; shelfwear to endpapers, including slight tear to back free endpaper, Vol. 3; shelved above Hardcover Fiction/Literary Criticism.
Wellington, NZ: Nova Pacifica, 1982. First Edition. Folio, xii, 376pp.; VG; no dust jacket; Does not come with slipcase; spine has five raised bands, gilted motifs in four compartments and red & sky blue calf title labels with gilt lettering in two compartments; covers half navy blue calf leather, red calf date emblem to upper board surrounded by gilt decoration; hand marbled endpapers; text block slightly dirty in lower corner; text clean; bumping to corners of boards; small scratch to front board; due to weight shipping may be extra; shelved second alcove.
Canberra, Australia: Department of Environment, Sport, and Territories, 1996. First thus, with volume 1 of the report and volume 2 of the appendices. Two volumes, paperback quarto. Part of a biodiversity series, paper #9, biodiversity unit. Both volumes blue spine with white lettering. Slight rubbing to the covers of both volumes. Binding, book block edges, and pages all very good for both volumes. Text pages clean and unmarked. Volume 1 to 205pp, volume 2 to 199pp. A report on biodiversity and negative economic externalities pertinent the management of Australian wildlife.
Berlin: Springer, 2011. Reprint. Octavo; VG-/no DJ Paperback. Green and white spine with white text; MyCopy Digital Reprint. Cover with shelfwear (see photos), rubbing to corners, remnants of a sticker on the front cover and bookstore sticker on rear cover; Pages clean and free of underlining/highlighting. pp242.
London; Edinburgh: T. Nelson and Sons, 1853. Sextodecimo hardcover in 1/2 leather, 1/2 blue cloth boards. Good. Cloth heavily worn, but leather (spine and tips of boards) is only lightly worn, title on red leather stripe on spine, binding in excellent condition, previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down, light water staining to several pages, rear end-paper torn. 418 pp. [Shelved Alcove 2].
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1910. First Edition. rectangular 8vo. [8 3/4" tall x 11" wide], unpaginated, G; brown paper boards with black lettering and full-color illustration to front board, navy blue cloth spine, no lettering to spine; bumping/chipping/fraying with mild material loss to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine, shelf lean, boards shaken, binding intact but fragile; scratching/denting/staining (likely water damage) to boards, chipping with material loss to edges and corners of boards; age-toning and shelfwear to text-block; signs of repair to gutter of interiors (many leaves reinforced by pasted strip of linen); signatures and inscriptions from previous owners to front paste-down; scribbles in green pencil to ffep, tear to bottom half of reinforced ffep; creasing to many pages at gutter and/or corners; occasional mild foxing/staining to interior, full-color illustrations clean and bright; an early picture book on the life cycle of chickens; shelved Case 14.
New York: Springer-Verlag, 1988. First edition. Octavo in blue cloth with blue and yellow DJ in brodart; VG/VG; yellow letters on spine; DJ, binding, text and paper in good condition; author's signature and dedication on ffep (Nobel Prize for Medicine, author rarely signed his books); pp. 317; shelved in Biology section.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1978. Quarto; vg/good; dj,. white spine wih green titles; HB, green cloth spine with silver titles; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; hand notes on ffep; 190 pp.; illus., 452 plates, some with color; endpapers, toning starts; binding, slightly askew; dj, sunned; chipping and short tears; spot staining; else very good.
Flammarion, 2004. Fourth. Small Quarto: VG/no-DJ paperback: Textbook IN FRENCH, contains original interactive CD-ROM: Silver spine with white text: Covers have slight shelfwear and mild fraying around the corners, some scuffing but no creasing of the spine: Textblock has darkened slightly with age and has some scuff marks but pages are remarkably free of markings, highlighting and torn/folded pages: 1463 pp + index. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
University of Toronto Press, 1937. Octavo; G+; Hardcover without DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, bumped and worn corners and spine caps, some spotting and scratching, rippled top edge of front; Textblock endpapers tearing at hinges, pencil notations on front endpapers, text clean; each section separately paged, includes leaves of plates (some folded), 5 folded charts inserted in rear pocket.
London: Cambridge University Press, 1928. First Edition. Vol I only. Ex-library copy. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ hardcover; Green spine with gold text; Boards strong, sticker on white ink on spine, paper pasted to front pasteboard, moderate surface scuffing and some small stains on pasteboards, strong rubbing to upper/lower spine; Textblock age-toned, shows some minor marks, darker toned discoloration on few front/rear end papers, stamp indented on second to last page; Binding strong; 452pp.
Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Newsletter Text: Richard Dawkins UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW [SIGNED] Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. Did Newton "unweave the rainbow" by reducing it to its prismatic colors, as Keats contended? Did he, in other words, diminish beauty? Far from it, says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins; Newton's unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries don't lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution often is more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mysteries. Hardcover with dust jacket. 336 pages. CONDITION NOTES: Octavo, 336pp; VG/VG; spine rainbow with black and white lettering, dust jacket protected with a mylar jacket; signed on title page by author; embossed by previous owner on half title page; text block clean; text clear; in excellent condition; shelved science.
New York, London & Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1949. First. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Red spines with gold text; 2 Volume set; Previous owner's name on front free endpaper; Front and back pastedowns have library stamps, back pastedowns have library pouches; Boards have shelfwear, rubbed exteriors and corners; Spines are cocked; Textblocks have darkened with age with a few smudges across exterior edges; Page 402 of volume I has blue ink markings; Page 1531 of volume II has a1 inch tear at bottom; pp 1774. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New Delhi: Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd, 1984. Thick Octavo; VG/G; Blue spine with white text; this volume only; Dust jacket is covered with mylar, small circular tear on front near mid-spine, 2 inch closed tear at front head edge near spine and closed 1 inch tear at front tail edge, otherwise exterior has slight wear as well as along edges; Cloth has very slight rubbing on exterior, but otherwise panels are strong and intact; Text block is lightly age tone with clean pages and tight binding; pp 1097. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. First Edition. Octavo, 340pp; VG/VG; spine black with white lettering and a pictograph of earth, dust jacket protected with a mylar jacket; signed on title page by author; embossed by previous owner on half title page; text block clean; text clear; in excellent condition; shelved evolution.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1968. First Edition. Octavo; pp 802; VG-/no-DJ; light red spine with gilt text; 2 volumes; slipcase has light sunning to exterior; intact panels; cloths show minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text blocks show light wear to exterior edges; interiors clean.
London: Gerald Duckworth and Co. Ltd., 1982. Second impression. Octavo; pp 562; VG/VG-; Dark mustard spine with black text; dust jacket has slight rubbing and scratching to exterior, light sun fading to head edge and spine; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; text block shows very light wear to edges, interior clean;.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1927. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; burgundy and navy spines with gilt text; 4 volumes: vols. 1-3, pp 2251; vol. 4, pp 1331; cloths have slight rubbing to edges, minor wear to exteriors, strong boards; text blocks have slight age toning to edges, previous owner's name to ffep of vol. 4; interiors clean.
London: Charles Dolman, 1853. Fifth Edition. Octavos, Two-volume set. Stated fifth edition. Hard covers no dust jacket and marbled text block. Very Good. Bookplate by previous owner on the inside of front board of Volume One. Tight binding. Age yellowing to pages, but the text is clean and unmarked. Some tanning/spotting throughout in both volumes, particularly strong on end papers. Illustrations and folding map present. Light shelf wear, rubbing, and some chipping to boards. PRICE IS FOR SET. Shelve First Alcove.