Recent Arrivals from Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts

Recent Arrivals from Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts

image of Furto e plagio nella letteratura del Classicismo. A cura di Roberto Gigliucci

Furto e plagio nella letteratura del Classicismo. A cura di Roberto Gigliucci

by (Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.) (Nifo, Agostino, 1469/70 - 1538?) Gigliucci, Roberto, ed.

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Published
1998
Condition
As New
Edition
First edition (only edition)
ISBN
9788883191954
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$110.00

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¶ Only edition, notable here for Paola Cosentino's paper "Un plagio del Principe: Il De regnando peritia di Agostino Nifo", pages 139-60, which has not been reprinted. This is "an overall re-examination of the literary, historical and cultural value" of Nifo De regnandi peritia 1523, famous for containing the only version of The prince published in Machiavelli's lifetime. Scarce in… Read more
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image of Dieci regole per falsificare libri. Scelte da Marino Massimo De Caro, con una prefazione polemica di Giuliano Ferrara

Dieci regole per falsificare libri. Scelte da Marino Massimo De Caro, con una prefazione polemica di Giuliano Ferrara

by De Caro, Marino Massimo, b. 1973

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Published
2020
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$280.00

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¶ Chutzpah: "Un libro sui libri falsi, scritto da un falsario, stampato in un falso luogo di stampa (Amstelodami, come nell'antichità) e con un marchio editoriale (quello di Aldo Manuzio) contraffatto, quindi falso." (S. Berni, Gingko 2020.01.11.) The title-page reads scelte; the cover has scielte, which was Aldo's spelling. The imprint "èinaudito" is a pun on Einaudi and è inaudito… Read more
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Bibliografia di Agostino Nifo

by (Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527. -- Bibliography.) De Bellis, Ennio

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Published
2005
Condition
As New
Edition
First edition (only edition)
ISBN
9788822254375
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$78.00

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¶ Only edition of the only bibliography of Nifo (Niphus, d. 1538?), whose treatise De regnandi peritia 1523 includes the only substantial text of Machiavelli The prince printed in Machiavelli's lifetime; including references to thirty-nine manuscripts and 374 secondary works.
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QED: The strange theory of light and matter. [By] Richard P. Feynman

by Feynman, Richard Phillips, 1918-1988

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Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
True first edition, with all points
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$1,200.00

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¶ The TRUE FIRST EDITION of Feynman's crowning achievement, his only synthesis of quantum electrodynamics -- which was, of course, the heart of Feynman's work, and precisely the field in which he'd won his Nobel Prize: that is, for his "fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles." Gleick calls this book a model… Read more
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image of A search for a planet beyond Neptune. By William H. Pickering, assistant professor of astronomy in the Observatory

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First edition (only edition), describing "Perturbations at present unexplained, indicating the existence of a trans-neptunian planet having a mass twice that of the Earth" (Annals 75.2 [1913] 240). -- Pluto was discovered in 1930, but Pickering's work suggested a large group of bodies. Recent studies have indeed discovered two groups of asteroid-like objects beyond Neptune. -- -- Collation: Quarto (299… Read more
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Original edition (hardcover, dust-jacket) inscribed to his piano-tuner and signed "Richard P. Feynman" in black ball-pen ink on the half-title (page [1]). -- See J. C. Bryner "Stiff-string theory: Richard Feynman on piano tuning", Physics today December 1990, pages 46-49. -- -- Collation: 209 x 140 mm (8¼ x 5½ inches): 176 leaves, paginated [1-7] 8-350 [351-352], including the… Read more
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$6,500.00
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Contents of volumes I to LXXV

by Harvard College. Astronomical Observatory, 1839-. Annals

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Published
1913
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition (only edition)
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$65.00

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First edition (only edition) of this important bibliography, giving not just the authors and titles of all 212 individual volumes and parts 1855-1913, but also descriptions of their contents and some hints at their importance. It also identifies the authors of a number of works published anonymously. (Series: Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College [1855- ], volume 75,… Read more
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Je est un autre. [Exposition Arthur Rimbaud, 1854–1891]

by Smith, Patti, b. 1946.) Palais des Beaux Arts = Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels

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Published
2004
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$550.00

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First edition, published simultaneously in French (as here) and in Flemish (Dutch); including correspondence with Patti Smith, in English, about her participation in Rimbaud's sesquicentenary 2004, and a reproduction of her portrait "St. Rimbaud 1973", pages 80–[91]. Inscribed "To Marshal Pierce" and signed "Patti Smith | NYC" on the title-page (page 3). Marshal Lawrence Pierce (b. 1961) published the fictional… Read more
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Je est un autre. [Tentoonstelling Arthur Rimbaud, 1854–1981]

by Smith, Patti, b. 1946.) Paleis voor Schone Kunsten = Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels

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Published
2004
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$650.00

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First edition, published simultaneously in Flemish (as here) and in French; including correspondence with Patti Smith, in English, about her participation in Rimbaud's sesquicentenary 2004, and a reproduction of her portrait "St. Rimbaud 1973", pages 80-[91]. Inscribed "To Marshal Pierce" and signed "Patti Smith | X" on the title-page (page 3). Marshal Lawrence Pierce (b. 1961) published the fictional Lost… Read more
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"Spencer sweet peas / Shirley Temple"

by Stecher-Traung Lithograph Company (1933-66)

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Published
1940
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Fine
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$130.00

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The original watercolor for one of Stecher-Traung's beloved seed-packets. — The 'Spencer' sweet pea is associated with Althorp in Northants: It was the fifth earl's gardener, Silas Cole, who noticed the new variety there in 1898, named it Countess Spencer, and sent 2200 seeds to America in 1903 — ancestors, I suppose, of the individuals pictured here.
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"Sweet peas (Spencer mixed)"

by Stecher-Traung Lithograph Company (1933-66)

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Published
1940
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Fine
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The original watercolor for one of Stecher-Traung's beloved seed-packets. — The 'Spencer' sweet pea is associated with Althorp in Northants: It was the fifth earl's gardener, Silas Cole, who noticed the new variety there in 1898, named it Countess Spencer, and sent 2200 seeds to America in 1903 — ancestors, I suppose, of the individuals pictured here.
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"Light pink [sweet peas] (Spencer)"

by Stecher-Traung Lithograph Company (1933-66)

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Published
1940
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Fine
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The original watercolor for one of Stecher-Traung's beloved seed-packets. — The 'Spencer' sweet pea is associated with Althorp in Northants: It was the fifth earl's gardener, Silas Cole, who noticed the new variety there in 1898, named it Countess Spencer, and sent 2200 seeds to America in 1903 — ancestors, I suppose, of the individuals pictured here.
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"Red [sweet peas] (Spencer)"

by Stecher-Traung Lithograph Company (1933-66)

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Published
1940
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Fine
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$130.00

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The original watercolor for one of Stecher-Traung's beloved seed-packets. — The 'Spencer' sweet pea is associated with Althorp in Northants: It was the fifth earl's gardener, Silas Cole, who noticed the new variety there in 1898, named it Countess Spencer, and sent 2200 seeds to America in 1903 — ancestors, I suppose, of the individuals pictured here.
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The pleasure of finding things out [UNCORRECTED PAGE PROOF]

by Feynman, Richard Phillips, 1918-1988

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Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts
Published
1999
Condition
As new
Edition
First edition (first printing), uncorrected page proof
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$650.00

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First edition, advance uncorrected proof issued about one month before the finished book (October 1999), which was reimposed. Rare on the market. Compare e Bay 382596775844 (12 December 2018, another posthumous Feynman proof) sold at $850. -- Collation: 210 x 137 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches: 152 leaves paginated (pi)[1–4], [i]–[xvii] [xviii blank], [1]–274 [275–282 blank]. Nine line-illustrations (diagrams, facsimiles).… Read more
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“Bruce Springsteen: The Boss is a Libra!”

by (Springsteen, Bruce, b. 1949.) Jawer, Jeff, 1946-2015

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Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts
Published
1985
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition (only edition)
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First edition (only edition), including four pages (about 1200 words) and four halftone illustrations (portraits) devoted to Springsteen. The author was a lifelong professional astrologer, and well regarded, living at the time in Noe Valley. Excessively rare, not in Monmouth. OCLC locates one copy only. -- Collation: In 32 (177 x 128 mm, 7 x 5 inches): 32 leaves paginated… Read more
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Hokhmat ha-milhamah

by Sun Tzu (pinyin Sunzi or Sun Zi, Japanese Sonshi), 6th–5th century BC

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Published
1950
Condition
Good+
Edition
First edition in Hebrew
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$180.00

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First edition in Hebrew, translated by Ephraim Broido (1912–1994), probably from Giles, and published by IDF. This copy belonged to Hashomer Hatzair (the young guard) at kibbutz Mesilot, where it was certainly needed: Iraq had bombed the place in 1948, and terrorists attacked again in 1957. —— Collation: In 8s (167 × 120 mm, 6½ × 4¾ inches): Forty-one leaves… Read more
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image of The art of war: Military manual written about BC 510, the original Chinese text appended. Translated, with an introduction, by Cheng Lin [pinyin Zheng Lin]

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¶ Third and last edition of this translation, which was the first attempted by a native speaker of Chinese. The first edition (Chungking 1945) is practically unobtainable. —— Cover title: The art of war. By Suen Wuu. Series: Sino-international library, no. [1]. —— Collation: 208 × 150 mm (8¼ × 6 inches): 30 leaves, paginated left to right (pi)[1–6], i–iii… Read more
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Britain & Japan: Biographical portraits. Volume viii, compiled and edited by Hugh Cortazzi

by (Sun Tzu [pinyin Sunzi or Sun Zi, Japanese Sonshi], 6th–5th century BC.) (Calthrop, Everard Ferguson, 1876–1915, translator.) The Japan Society (London)

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Published
2013
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As new
Edition
First edition (only edition)
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$120.00

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First edition, including a "very good and informative article" by Sebastian Dobson (Sheffield) on E. F. Calthrop, the first English translator of Sun Tzu on The art of war 1905, 1908. —— Collation: Thick octavo (228 × 143 mm, 9 × 5½ inches), paginated [i]–xxxvi, 1–768 [769–772 blank]. Numerous portraits, illustrations. Binding: Publisher's brown boards lettered in gilt, plain wove… Read more
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"Sonshi: The Chinese military classic. Translated from the original Chinese-Japanese by Major H. R. Gosman . . ."

by Sun Tzu (pinyin Sunzi or Sun Zi, Japanese Sonshi), 6th–5th century BC

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Published
1915
Edition
First edition (only edition)
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$2,200.00

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First edition (only edition), the FIRST AMERICAN TRANSLATION of Sun Tzu on The art of war, little known and very scarce on the market. The translator was George Henry Rankin Gosman (1876–1958), MD, of Brooklyn (New York), US military attaché at Tokyo 1911–15. This was the only American translation of Sun Tzu for two generations, till 1963. The present copy… Read more
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First edition (only edition), signed by the curator. Seventy-two pages, fourteen full-page and seven half-page color illustrations. OCLC (WorldCat) 1032263573. Not in Parsonage.
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$45.00