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In armis ars. [Catalogue no. 4. By Ian D. D. Eaves et al; edited by Peter Scott-Edeson, John Wallace]

By Finer (Peter), firm

Shipston-on-Stour (Warks): Peter Finer, 1999     ¶ A typically lavish catalogue prepared by the leading dealers in the field; presenting forty-four exceptional helmets, swords, shields, maces, armors, pistols, daggers, guns, axes, walking-staffs, rapiers, rifles, cannon, etc, -- and even an iron prosthetic hand --, chiefly Continental, chiefly ca 1450 - ca 1800.   ||| Collation: In 8s (298 x 209 mm): Seventy-eight leaves, paginated [1-156] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Numerous full-page and smaller color illustrations throughout.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers lettered in gilt.  Condition: Fine.  Reference: MMA. .

$85.00

Autograph Inscription signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Peace. 1985.) Lown, Bernard, MD, b. 1921

1985 ¶ AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION SIGNED. Himself a distinguished cardiologist, Bernard Lown (Harvard) accepted the prize on behalf of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Boston), which he and Evgenii Chazov had founded just five years before.   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Autograph Inscription "To Judy" signed and dated "Bernard Lown MD October 1985", written in black ink on machine-made white wove cardstock. ¶  Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1985" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

Mathematical impressions: [1] The cylinder of a continuous mapping [1967]; [2] Homotopy groups of spheres [1971]; [3] A 2-dimensional sphere in 3-dimensional space can be turned inside out [1985]; [4] The remarkable numb

By Fomenko, Anatolii Timofeevich, b. 1945

Providence (Rhode Island): American Mathematical Society, 1990     ¶ COMPLETE SET of four large posters reproducing three finished drawings 1967-86 and an oil painting 1971, by Anatolii Fomenko, professor of mathematics in the Moscow State University and a leading exponent of mathematics in art.   ||| Together four posters 812 x 601 mm (32 x 24 inches) upright (nos. 1, 3-4) or oblong (no. 2), printed in colors (nos. 1-2) or black and white (3-4) on thick coated stock.  Condition: Very good.  References: Cf Fomenko Mathematical impressions (1990), nos. 51, 233, 242, 253.  Provenance: Serge Gorodetzky (1907-1999), physicist..

$85.00

Autograph Inscription signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Physiology or Medicine. 1977.) Schally, Andrew Victor, b. 1926

1992 ¶ AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION SIGNED. Schally (New Orleans) shared the prize with Roger Guillemin of San Diego "for their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain", and with Rosalyn Yalow of New York.   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Autograph Inscription "To Nancy with compliments" signed "Andrew V Schally", written in blue ball-pen ink on machine-made white wove cardstock. ¶ Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1992" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

Symbols, signals, and noise: The nature and process of communication. By J. R. Pierce

By Wright, Ernest Vincent, 1872-1939. Gadsby, 1939.) Pierce, John Robinson, 1910-2002

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961   ¶ "FIRST EDITION" of this influential survey; including remarks on Burmann, Wright, and the Spanish lipogrammatists, with a paragraph from Gadsby (1939) on page 48. The latter, we note, was already such a rare book that Pierce was obliged to quote from it at second hand, never having seen a copy himself. (We also note that Pierce's secondhand quotation is more accurate than the second edition of Gadsby 2004, which -- for example -- 'corrects' Wright's spelling "carolling" in chapter 1.)  (Series: Harper modern science series; edited by James R. Newman.)   ||| Collation: In 16s (209 x 140 mm): 160 leaves, paginated [i-vi] vii-xi [xii], 1-305 [306-308].  Illustration: Diagrams, tables.  Binding: Publisher's red cloth lettered in gilt, publisher's device in blind, plain wove endpapers, yellow-and-red headbands, all edges trimmed and plain. Pictorial dust-jacket, priced $6.50.  Condition: Very good, dust-jacket slightly worn.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$45.00

Autograph Inscription signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1981.) Bloembergen, Nicolaas, b. 1920

1987 ¶ AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION SIGNED. Bloembergen (Harvard) shared the prize with A. L. Schawlow of Stanford "for their contribution to the development of laser spectroscopy".   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Autograph Inscription "To Nancy" signed "N. Bloembergen", written in black ball-pen ink on machine-made white wove cardstock. ¶ Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1987" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

The medical library of Dr Meyer Friedman

By Friedman, Meyer, MD, 1910-2001

New York, 2001 ¶ Only edition of this landmark catalogue: "[In] a charged salesroom, the Medical Library of Dr. Meyer Friedman brought an outstanding $5.8 million, double its high estimate of $2.9 million. The combination of provenance, quality and rarity resulted in frenzied bidding on numerous occasions, driving many prices to multiples of their high estimates. The sale was 100% sold, with all of the top ten lots soaring above their high estimates, and all but one shattering their previous record[s] at auction. Highlighting the sale was . . . Harvey's 1628 Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis, which announced the discovery of the circulation of blood and sold for $748,250, far surpassing a high estimate of $400,000, and establishing a record for this work at auction." (Sotheby's.) Dr Friedman was responsible for the theory of 'type A' behavior and its links to heart disease. 176 lots. (Sale no. 7732.) ||| Collation: 270 x 211 mm: Pp [1-7] 8-154. Illustration: Numerous color and monochrome facsimiles and illustrations. Binding: Printed wrappers, pictorial dust-jacket. Condition: Fine. .

$85.00

Vinland's saga recalled. By Laurence C. Witten II

By Witten, Laurence C., d. 1995

Offprint from: The Yale University library gazette (New Haven), volume 64, no. 1/2 (October 1989), 1989     Cover title.  Collation: 229 x 147 mm: Fifteen leaves, paginated 10 [10 bis] 11-37 [38].  Illustration: Full-page portrait, one facsimile.  Binding: Printed wrappers, yapp edges.  Condition: Fine.  Provenance: The author, ca 1990, with his printed compliments-slip laid in..

$45.00

Space exploration: Equipment and artifacts, . . . books, manuals, charts & maps, . . . photographs, posters, models, etc, including many flown items; The properties of Buzz Aldrin . . . [et al]; Russian space program .&nb

By Aldrin, Buzz, né Edwin Eugene Aldrin, b. 1930

New York: Swann Galleries, Inc, 2003     ¶ Only edition of this essential catalogue, largely written by Gregg Linebaugh and Richard Austin; complete with the errata-slip. Two hundred fifty lots were sold, totalling $714,080: These included the LM data card book that Armstrong and Aldrin had used to make their epochal moon-landing in 1969, sold for $222,500 to Lowentheil.   ||| Collation: 241 x 165 mm: Seventy leaves, paginated [1-140] (ie, not paginated). Errata-slip and price-list laid in.  Illustration: Forty-nine color halftone illustrations, about 280 black-and-white halftones.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$55.00

Autograph Inscription signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Chemistry. 1986.) Lee, Yuan Tse, b. 1936

1986 ¶ AITOGRAPH INSCRIPTION SIGNED. Lee, at Berkeley, shared the prize with Herschbach (Harvard) and Polyani (Toronto) "for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes", which became "a fascinating new field of research".   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Autograph Inscription "To Ryan: Best wishes" signed and dated "Yuan T. Lee Nov. 1, 1986", written in black ink on machine-made yellow wove cardstock ruled in red and blue recto. ¶  Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1986" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

Signature

By (Nobel Prizes. Chemistry. 1973.) Fischer, Ernst Otto, b. 1918

1988 ¶ Fischer (Munich) shared the prize with Geoffrey Wilkinson of London "for their pioneering work, performed independently, on the chemistry of the organometallic, so called sandwich compounds".   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Signature "E. O. Fischer" boldly written in black felt-pen ink on machine-made white wove cardstock. ¶  Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1988" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

Autograph Sentiment signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1980.) Fitch, Val Logsdon, b. 1923

1989 ¶ AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED. Fitch (Princeton) shared the prize with J. W. Cronin of Chicago "for the discovery of violations of fundamental symmetry principles in the decay of neutral K-mesons". This   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Autograph Sentiment "Very best wishes to Dave" signed and dated "Val L. Fitch 2/19/89", written in blue ink on machine-made white wove cardstock. ¶  Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1989" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

In armis ars. [Catalogue no. 3. By Ian D. D. Eaves et al; edited by Peter Scott-Edeson, John Wallace]

By Finer (Peter), firm

Shipston-on-Stour (Warks): Peter Finer, 1997     ¶ A typically lavish catalogue prepared by the leading dealers in the field; presenting sixty-four exceptional swords, helmets, shields, crossbows, quivers, armors, maces, cannon, pistols, powder-flasks, daggers, knives, rifles, rapiers, fowling-pieces, saddles, bayonets, mortars, etc, chiefly Continental, chiefly ca 1300 - ca 1860; including an important large "Still life of arms and armour from the collection of Sir Richard Wallace" by Desgoffe 1883 (pages [11-18]).   ||| Collation: In 8s (297 x 210 mm): Eighty-four leaves, paginated [1-168] (ie, not paginated). Pages [1-2] and [167-168] are pasted down, as issued.  Illustration: Numerous full-page and smaller color illustrations throughout.  Binding: Publisher's black linen lettered in gilt. Color-pictorial dust-jacket.  Condition: Fine.  Reference: MMA. .

$125.00

Autograph Inscription signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1973.) Esaki, Reona (Leo), b. 1925

1988 ¶ AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION SIGNED. Leo Esaki shared the 1972 prize for his "discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in solids", which are among "the most direct consequences of the laws of modern physics". Born in Osaka and educated at Tokyo, Esaki worked initially for the Sony Corporation in Japan, where he made his seminal discovery in 1958. Soon afterwards he moved to the United States, undertaking semiconductor research at the Watson Research Center (IBM) in Westchester. ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Inscription "To Jason" signed "from Leo Esaki" boldly written in black ink on machine-made white wove cardstock. ¶ Provenance: Jason Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1988" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

Autograph Sentiment signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Chemistry. 1986.) Herschbach, Dudley Robert, b. 1932

1987 ¶ AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED. Herschbach, at Harvard, shared the prize with Lee (Berkeley) and Polyani (Toronto) "for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes", which became "a fascinating new field of research".   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Autograph Sentiment "Best wished to Kevin Michaels," signed "Dudley Herschbach", written in blue ink on machine-made blue wove cardstock ruled in red and blue recto. ¶ Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1987" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

Autograph Sentiment signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1979.) Glashow, Sheldon Lee, b. 1932

1989 ¶ AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED. Glashow (Harvard) shared the prize with Adbud Salam of Trieste and London and Steven Weinberg of Harvard "for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current".   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Autograph Sentiment "Best to Carl," dated "4 Jan 1989" and signed "Sheldon L Glashow", written in blue ball-pen ink on machine-made white wove cardstock ruled in red and blue verso. ¶  Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1989" in pencil verso. .

$250.00

Signature

By (Nobel Prizes. Economics. 1993.) North, Douglass Cecil, b. 1920

1994 ¶ North shared the prize with R. W. Fogel "for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantiative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change". ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Signature "Douglass C. North" written in black ball-pen ink on machine-made white wove cardstock ruled in red and blue recto. ¶  Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1994" in pencil verso. .

$25.00

Autograph Inscription signed

By (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1951.) Walton, Ernest Thomas Sinton, 1903-1995

1991 ¶ AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION SIGNED. Walton (TC Dublin) shared the prize with Sir John Douglas Cockcroft of Harwell, Berks, "for their pioneer work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles".   ¶ Collation: One leaf (76 x 127 mm). Autograph Inscription "To Robert" signed "E. T. S. Walton", written in blue ball-pen ink on machine-made white wove cardstock. ¶ Provenance: J. Stahl, of Lees Summit near Kansas City, Missouri, docketed and dated "1991" in pencil verso. .

$45.00

Continental books and manuscripts

By Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616.) Sotheby's (London, 2000.12.07)

London &c, 2000 ¶ Only edition; including a three-page description of the Charles de Valois (duc d'Angouêlme) copy of Don Quixote 1605, £223,250 ($321,976). (Sale no. L00210, 7 December 2000.) ||| Collation: 270 x 212 mm: Pp [1-10] 11-136. Illustration: Numerous color and monochrome facsimiles and illustrations. Binding: Pictorial wrappers. Condition: Fine. .

$45.00

Livres de science & d'art. Collection initiée par Jean-Michel Cantacuzène, ancien directeur scientifique au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

By Cantacuzène, Jean Michel, b. 1933

Paris, 1996   ¶ Only edition. 76 lots; including works on architecture, perspective, physics. (Drouot-Richelieu, 27 November 1996. Pierre Berès, expert; PIASA, commissaires-priseurs.)   ||| Collation: 279 x 219 mm: Pp [1-48].  Illustration: Eighteen facsimiles.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. .

$45.00

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