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THE DANCING MIND

THE DANCING MIND

by MORRISON, Toni

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Prints Morrison's brief speech on the occasion of her acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
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$43.80
FROM THE SAVOY. AN ESSAY ON GOING TO CHURCH

FROM THE SAVOY. AN ESSAY ON GOING TO CHURCH

by SHAW, George Bernard

Boston: John W. Luce & Co., 1905. Second American Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Unauthorized, as was the 1896 Roycoft edition, of Shaw's first work published in America. Laurence A26c.
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$31.30
BECKETT, SAMUEL. Autograph Letter SIGNED

BECKETT, SAMUEL. Autograph Letter SIGNED

by BECKETT, SAMUEL

SAMUEL BECKETT. Autograph Letter SIGNEDBeckett is best known for his play, "Waiting for Godot," published in 1952 with its original French title, "En attendant Godot" and first performed in 1953. He wrote many of his best known works in French as he did this letter. Before the start of World War II, Beckett moved to France, joined the Resistance during the war and settled there permanently after the war. in French, 8v0, March 30, 1960. Translation: "Dear old Frank, I am very touched by your sweet letter... Read more
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$1073.00
The Nobel Century

The Nobel Century

by Geeslin, Campbell (Managing Editor); Preface by Stig Ramel;Introduction by Asa Briggs

London: Chapmans. 1991. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 280 pages The definitive book on the world's greatest prize - The Nobel Prize. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$20.00
Autograph Letter Signed; "Sinclair," to Luigino and Dorothy, Baron and Baroness Franchetti, July 18, 1949

Autograph Letter Signed; "Sinclair," to Luigino and Dorothy, Baron and Baroness Franchetti, July 18, 1949

by Lewis, Sinclair

-. Folded, corners slightly bent, fine.. 2 pages, written on one leaf of personal printed stationery, approx 7-1/4 X 7-1/2 in. Lewis writes to announce his plans for sailing to Europe and travel itinerary together with his recently retired brother, who has never been out of the country. Lewis received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930, the first American to be so honored.
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$500.00
Les Prix Nobel En 1945

Les Prix Nobel En 1945

by Siegbahn, K. M. G. and Other [Eds. ]

Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Söners Förlag. Good with no dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. WRAPS. Folio folio; 213 pages; Nobel prizes. Rather worn in heavy paper wraps. Unopened, pages not slit apart. Errata bound in. .
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$49.00
ON POETRY

ON POETRY

by [AUDEN, W. H.] PERSE, St.-John

(New York): Bollingen Series, (1961). First Edition. wraps. Fine. Bloomfield & Mendelson B77. Published in an edition of 2500 copies, none of which were for sale, in white card covers with a grayish green printed wrapper. This is St.-John Perse's Nobel Acceptance Speech translated by Auden and printed here in both the original French and Auden's English translation. SIGNED by Auden on the title page. Quite uncommon, especially signed.
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$500.00
Ein Weg zur experimentellen Prufung der Richtungquantelung im Magnetfeld [and] Der experimentelle Nachweis. .

Ein Weg zur experimentellen Prufung der Richtungquantelung im Magnetfeld [and] Der experimentelle Nachweis. .

by Stern, Otto and Walther Gerlach

1921. First edition. Stern, Otto (1888-1969). et al. (1) Ein Weg zur experimentellen Prüfung der Richtungsquantelung im Magnetfeld. In Zeitschrift fur Physik 7 (1921): 249-253. (2) (with Walter Gerlach [1889-1979]). Der experimentelle Nachweis des magnetischen Moments des Silberatoms. In ibid. 8 (1921): 110-111. Together 2 whole volumes. [iii]-vi, 414; iv, 419pp. Braunschweig: Fried. Vieweg & Sohn; Berlin: Julius Springer, 1921-22. 224 x 149 mm. Vol. 7 in half morocco, cloth boards, a little rubbed;... Read more
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$950.00
THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LECTURE

THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LECTURE

by CARTER, Jimmy

New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. The true first printing and without the ubiquitous remainder mark. INSCRIBED "Best wishes to Joyce" and SIGNED by the author as "J. Carter" on the page with the publisher's logo.
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$187.50
A KIND OF RAPTURE

A KIND OF RAPTURE

by [MORRISON, Toni] BERGMAN, Robert

New York: Pantheon, (1998). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Robert Bergman. Folio (9-1/2" x 11-3/4") bound in black cloth. Introduction by Toni Morrison and afterword by Meyer Schapiro, the only text in this absolutely stunning collection of color photographic portraits, mostly of street people, which Schapiro says "bring to mind some of the greatest painted portraits." Bergman created his own color separations, using high-resolution digital equipment, for these photographs which... Read more
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$62.50
Eine Darstellung seines wissenschaftlichen Wirkens . . . Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag des Forschers

Eine Darstellung seines wissenschaftlichen Wirkens . . . Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag des Forschers

by Ehrlich, Paul

Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1914. First edition. Original Wraps. Fine. viii, 668pp. Frontispiece portrait. 257 x 173 mm. Original orange printed wrappers. Fine copy, uncut and unopened, of this festschrift prepared for Ehrlich's 60th birthday, which covers all the major areas of Ehrlich's research. Included is a bibliography of Ehrlich's writings to 1914, prepared by Hans Sachs.
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$350.00
Die gegenwartige Situation in der Quantenmechanik

Die gegenwartige Situation in der Quantenmechanik

by Schroedinger, Erwin

1935. First edition. Schrödinger's Cat Schrödinger, Erwin (1887-1961). Die gegenwärtige Situation in der Quantenmechanik. In Die Naturwissenschaften 23 (1935): 807-12; 823-28; 844-49. Whole volume. xix, [1], 870, 12pp. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1935. 264 x 192 mm. Quarter cloth ca. 1935, hand-lettered paper spine label, light wear to corners. 4 library stamps on general title and 1 on first leaves of some numbers., but otherwise a very good copy. First Edition, journal issue. Schrödinger's paper... Read more
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$1500.00
Autograph Quotation SIGNED, on post card size stationery card , n.p., Sept. 15, 1919

Autograph Quotation SIGNED, on post card size stationery card , n.p., Sept. 15, 1919

by GALSWORTHY, JOHN

Galsworthy pens a quotation from "The Pigeon: A Fantasy in Three Acts" (New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915.) "but our spirits they cannot touch, for they never understand. Without that, Monsieur, all is dry as a parched skin of orange." "Fernand the Pigeon." The light cream card shows a thin turquoise border, slightly soiled from aging, slight removal of paper on verso at former point of attachment. Remnant of attached backing shows on upper right corner. Autograph
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$424.00
THE COMMON SENSE OF MUNICIPAL TRADING

THE COMMON SENSE OF MUNICIPAL TRADING

by SHAW, George Bernard

London: A. C. Fifield, 1908. Second Edition. wraps. Some darkening to wraps. Very Good. Orange-brown wraps. Laurence A54b: "This 'edition' was reprinted from plates or moulds of the first edition [1904] ... as No. 5 in the Fabian Socialist Series." Contains a new preface by Shaw.
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$31.30
ELMER GANTRY

ELMER GANTRY

by LEWIS, Sinclair

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1927). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Second state of the binding. Made into a 1960 film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to small town America. It won three Academy Awards for Best Actor (Burt Lancaster), Best Supporting Actress (Shirley Jones) and Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Richard Brooks). It was also nominated for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, and Best Picture.
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$62.50
Autograph Postcard Signed; to Otto Stern, July 25, 1953

Autograph Postcard Signed; to Otto Stern, July 25, 1953

by Meitner, Lise; Franck, James; Laue, Max von, et al

Hamburg. -. Fine. Written on one side of a picture postcard, approx. 4 X 6 in., with a color photo of tulip gardens on the other side, stamp cancelled with a postmark from the Internationale Tagung Wissenschaft und Freiheit, from which the scientists wrote to their colleague. A remarkable postcard, sent from this group including two Nobel Prize-winning physicists -- and one who most certainly should have received a Nobel Prize -- to another Nobel Prize-winning physicist. The bulk of the text here is... Read more
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$3500.00
THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LECTURE

THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LECTURE

by CARTER, Jimmy

New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with a price sticker shadow on the front panel. The true first printing and without the ubiquitous remainder mark. INSCRIBED "Best wishes to Joyce" and SIGNED by the author as "J. Carter" on the page with the publisher's logo. Laid in is a promotional card for the 2008 Plains Peanut Festival featuring the Carters.
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$187.50
Autograph Letter Signed; "Mommsen," to an unidentified recipient, August 18, 1863

Autograph Letter Signed; "Mommsen," to an unidentified recipient, August 18, 1863

by Mommsen, Theodor

Berlin. -. Faint toning, folded for mailing, slight roughness to upper edge.. Two pages, on recto and verso of a single bifolium, approx. 5-1/2 X 4-1/4 in. Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) was a lawyer, historian, scholar, and political figure. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1902.
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$750.00
THE LAST ANALYSIS. HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF SAUL BELLOW'S ONLY PLAY

THE LAST ANALYSIS. HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF SAUL BELLOW'S ONLY PLAY

by BELLOW, Saul

First Edition. hardcover. Near Fine and quite exceptional. An undated early holograph version of Saul Bellow's only full-length play contained in a ledger-type notebook (8-1/4" x 11-3/8") with marbled paper boards and a black cloth spine. Bellow has subtitled this as "A Work in Progress." Acts I and II of this version are complete in 71 pages with 4 pages of preliminary material for an Act III, all handwritten by Bellow. The 1964 staged version was reduced to two acts. Bellow appears to have written... Read more
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$25000.00
Framed Typed Letter Signed "Ralph" on United Nations letterhead

Framed Typed Letter Signed "Ralph" on United Nations letterhead

by BUNCHE, Ralph (1903 - 1971)

Lake Success, NY, 1950. unbound. 1 page, 9 x 6 inches, Lake Success, New York, September 28, 1950. In this letter, Bunche thanks the recipient for a letter of congratulations, in full: "Dear Irwin, I wish to thank you for the very kind sentiments expressed in your congratulatory message on the occasion of the award to me of the Nobel Peace Prize. I am deeply appreciative. Sincerely yours..." Float-mounted and matted in white beside a 9.75 x 7.5-inch photo of Bunche seated casually on a desk... Read more
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$800.00
THE MAGICIAN OF LUBLIN

THE MAGICIAN OF LUBLIN

by SINGER, Isaac B

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1984. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Larry Rivers. Large quarto (9-1/8" x 12") bound in blue goatskin and natural Irish linen; housed in a sand-colored cloth slipcase. With a new preface by Singer for this edition. One of 1500 numbered copies illustrated with three color lithographs by Larry Rivers on paper imported from Italy, one of which is folding. SIGNED by both the author and the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.
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$312.50
The Le Chatelier principle in linear programming. U.S. Air Force Project RAND report RM-210

The Le Chatelier principle in linear programming. U.S. Air Force Project RAND report RM-210

by Samuelson, Paul A

Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1949. Samuelson, Paul Anthony (1915-2009). The Le Chatelier principle in linear programming. U.S. Air Force Project RAND report RM-210. Offset typescript. 18ff. Santa Monica, CA: The RAND Corporation, 4 August 1949. 280 x 217 mm. Original printed wrappers with author and title of paper supplied in original typescript, three or four small marginal tears, but fine otherwise. Samuelson's copy, no. 25 of most likely 50 copies or fewer, assigned to Samuelson on the title... Read more
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$3750.00
DOCUMENT SIGNED (DS)

DOCUMENT SIGNED (DS)

by BUCK, Pearl

(New York): (John Day), [1969]. Wraps. Near Fine. An 8" x 10" pamphlet of 8 pages consisting of a biographical sketch and checklist of the Nobel Prize winning author SIGNED by her including her middle initial below her printed signature. The cover features Clara Sipprell's photograph of Buck looking down at a small oriental figure. Attractive piece.
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$250.00
Autograph Letter SIGNED with ORIGINAL ART, 5 pp. on sheets of a yellow legal pad, , in pencil, Sag Harbor, June 30, 1965

Autograph Letter SIGNED with ORIGINAL ART, 5 pp. on sheets of a yellow legal pad, , in pencil, Sag Harbor, June 30, 1965

by STEINBECK, JOHN

[On Sale for $3900] Steinbeck, a Land Rover enthusiast, illustrates the changes he suggests to his favorite vehicle. He writes to Howard Gossage (1917-69), famed advertising executive called "The Socrates of San Francisco" because of his appreciation for thinkers and writers. His office housed in a Firehouse became a meeting place for intellectuals. Gossage co-founded the Freeman, Mander and Gossage agency whose clients included Land Rover, the Sierra Club, Qantas Airways, and Petrofina Oil Company.... Read more
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$4840.00
Nobel Laureates 1901-2000

Nobel Laureates 1901-2000

by Symons, Alan

London: Polo Publishing. 2000. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Excellent condition - looks as new. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 437 pages + Alphabetical Index Record of the achievements of 703 people from 55 countries. Brief biographies including a summary of world events for each year. Alphabetical index of recipients by each Award. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$20.00