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Autograph letter signed ("M. F. Maury") to "My dear Sir"; Washington, "Observatory," 21 December 1857

by MAURY, Matthew Fontaine (1806-1873), oceanographer, hydrographer, during the Civil War a Commander in the Confederate Navy

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Condition
A light, even offset stain running down the left side of the letter
Edition
From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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$250.00

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From the Bart Auerbach Collection. A light, even offset stain running down the left side of the letter. One page, 8vo. Regarding a meeting. (A difficult handwriting!). (BA).
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$250.00

History of the Atlantic Telegraph

by FIELD, Henry M.

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1866
Condition
Spine ends and corners with some light wear, several small bumps along board edges, remnant of booklabel on front pastedown, she
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$300.00

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New York: Charles Scribner & Co, 1866. Spine ends and corners with some light wear, several small bumps along board edges, remnant of booklabel on front pastedown, sheets lightly browned. General a very good plus copy in a tight, original binding. 12mo (7.25 x 4.75 inches). viii, 364 pages, [8] pages at end listing directors and officers of… Read more
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$300.00

Collection of offprints

by LEDERBERG, Joshua (1925-2008)

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
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$2,000.00

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24 offprints authored or co-authored by Lederberg, co-winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that bacteria can reproduce sexually and exchange genes. The collection includes a range of offprints from his career, from his first article in 1947 (culled from his dissertation) to the work he did at University of Wisconsin-Madison to his later… Read more
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$2,000.00

Group of offprints

by MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
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$500.00

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7 items, comprising: PERUTZ, M.F. "The Composition and Swelling Properties of Haemoglobin Crystals." Offprint from Transactions of the Faraday Society Vol XLIIB, 1946. 10 pp. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Ownership signature ("G. Wald?") to upper margin, hole punched at upper left. - PERUTZ. "An X-ray study of horse methaemoglobin. II." Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, vol 195.… Read more
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$500.00

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Paris: The Author, 1588. Folio (375 x 252 mm). Text in French and Italian, in roman and italic types respectively. Engraved title within architectural frame, engraved portrait of the author on verso of title, title and portrait by Léonard Gaultier, 194 engravings, of which 174 full-page and 20 double-page [numbered to 195, numbers 148-149 a single double-page plate], three… Read more
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$52,500.00

Six Months in Ascension: An Unscientific Account of a Scientific Expedition

by [GILL, David] GILL, Mrs. Isobel

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1880
Condition
Hinges split; top corner of front free endpaper wanting—despite these faults still a nice copy
Edition
Second edition, inscribed by David Gill
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$500.00

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London: John Murray, 1880. Second edition, inscribed by David Gill. Hinges split; top corner of front free endpaper wanting—despite these faults still a nice copy. 8vo. liv, 285 pp. with 32 pp. of ads dated September, 1888 bound in at rear. Frontispiece map and with tables and figures in the text.Publisher's brown cloth, stamped in black and in… Read more
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$500.00

The Path of Evolution Through Ancient Thought and Modern Science

by PEMBERTON, Henry

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1902
Condition
Endpaper sprung, some light rubbing to cloth
Edition
First edition
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$100.00

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Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1902. First edition. Endpaper sprung, some light rubbing to cloth. 8vo. 374pp. Original gilt-lettered red cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Pemberton to Claude de la Roche Francis (the author of 'London: Historic and Social') in 1902.
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$100.00

Quantitative Vectorelectrocardiography

by BRINBERG, Louis

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1960
Condition
Jacket with a few tears/chips at edges
Edition
First edition
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$200.00

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Baltimore: Waverly Press, Inc, 1960. First edition. Jacket with a few tears/chips at edges. 8vo. Photographic illustrations, diagrams in text. Original black cloth; original printed dust jacket. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author: "To Roy with best wishes from Louis Brinberg". Brinberg was a cardiologist and researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital in New… Read more
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$200.00

A General Index to the Philosophical Transactions, from the First to the End of the Seventieth Volume

by MATY, Paul Henry

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1787
Condition
Some intermittent pale spotting, generally a tall, crisp copy.
Edition
First edition
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$500.00

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London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly for The Royal Society, 1787. First edition. Some intermittent pale spotting, generally a tall, crisp copy.. Thick quarto. 801 pages. 20th-century black buckram, gilt-lettered on spine. FIRST EDITION. Complete printed indexes of Volumes 1-70 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Each index arranged in two formats: alphabetically by… Read more
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London: J. and J. Knapton et al., 1731. Second Edition. Front board separated, discreet stamp on front end paper. Some wear to extremities, else a very good copy in contemporary calf with gilt stamped leather spine label. 4to. 476; 326 pages. Several plates and some folding. Contemporary gilt-decorated boards with raised bands on spine. Second Edition. Edition contains… Read more
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$200.00