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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Peace. 1985.) Lown, Bernard, MD, b. 1921

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1985
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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… Read more
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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.… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Physiology or Medicine. 1977.) Schally, Andrew Victor, b. 1926

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Published
1992
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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… Read more
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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

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1961
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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1981.) Bloembergen, Nicolaas, b. 1920

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1987
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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… Read more
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The medical library of Dr Meyer Friedman

by Friedman, Meyer, MD, 1910-2001

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2001
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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… Read more
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Vinland's saga recalled. By Laurence C. Witten II

by Witten, Laurence C., d. 1995

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1989
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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..
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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Chemistry. 1986.) Lee, Yuan Tse, b. 1936

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1986
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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Chemistry. 1973.) Fischer, Ernst Otto, b. 1918

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1988
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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1980.) Fitch, Val Logsdon, b. 1923

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1989
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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… Read more
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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1973.) Esaki, Reona (Leo), b. 1925

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Published
1988
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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Chemistry. 1986.) Herschbach, Dudley Robert, b. 1932

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1987
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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1979.) Glashow, Sheldon Lee, b. 1932

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1989
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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Economics. 1993.) North, Douglass Cecil, b. 1920

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1994
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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… Read more
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by (Nobel Prizes. Physics. 1951.) Walton, Ernest Thomas Sinton, 1903-1995

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Published
1991
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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:… Read more
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Continental books and manuscripts

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

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2000
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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. .… Read more
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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. .
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