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Heralds of Science as represented by two hundred epochal books and pamphlets selected from the Burndy Library by  Bern Dibner - Paperback - First Edition - 1955 - from Michael Laird Rare Books LLC (SKU: 3174)

Heralds of Science as represented by two hundred epochal books and pamphlets selected from the Burndy Library

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Heralds of Science as represented by two hundred epochal books and pamphlets selected from the Burndy Library

by Dibner, Bern

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Norwalk, CT: Burndy Library, 1955. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Large 4to. 96 pp., 200 items described, with numerous illustrations throughout the text. Original printed wrappers. Faint darkening along top edges of wrappers, but an excellent copy: square, tight, and unmarked. *NOT* ex-library! PRESENTATION COPY of the original edition of "Heralds of Science" which has been consulted continuously by cataloguers of rare scientific and medical books since 1955. The work is logically arranged as follows: Astronomy, Botany, Chemistry, Electricity and Magnetism, General Science, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Technology and Zoology. It is notable that Bern Dibner dedicates the work "To the Bookdealers in many lands, who patiently gathered, preserved, collated and catalogued our heritage of science, and who, in their transactions, invariably gave away more than they received." Â

Inscribed: "For Martin Simmons from Bern Dibner 30 ix 76.

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Michael Laird Rare Books LLC US (US)
Seller Inventory #
3174
Title
Heralds of Science as represented by two hundred epochal books and pamphlets selected from the Burndy Library
Author
Dibner, Bern
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Burndy Library
Place of Publication
Norwalk, CT
Date published
1955

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About Michael Laird Rare Books LLC

Welcome to Michael Laird Rare Books, LLC. We specialize in fine and rare books, manuscripts, documents, ephemera, fine and historic bookbindings, and illustrated books of every description. Michael Laird is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers), and the Appraisers Association of America (USPAP compliant, and AAA certified in the appraisal of Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books). Michael Laird earned his masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1989) and has more twenty years experience in the antiquarian booktrade. He is the principal Rare Book and Document appraiser at Winston Art Group (New York) and Gurr Johns (New York). Since 2002 he has taught advanced graduate level courses in Rare Books and Special Collections, most recently at the University of Texas at Austin (School of Information).We invite you to browse through a selection of our inventory: we strive to present the greatest historic detail and bibliographic accuracy, even for lesser priced - but no less interesting - items.We are happy to provide further images of any item: please inquire.Order with confidence: we select every item with great care and discernment; moreover, we examine every page of every book. We are always interested in purchasing fine and rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera; please inquire. We very much appreciate your interest in our work, and your patronage. Thank you!

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