Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press: 1949
Seller ID: 632
1949 FIRST EDITION POSTHUMOUS MEMOIRS OF PRESIDENT OF VIRGINIA TECH AND UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA EDITED BY HIS DAUGHTER, INSCRIBED BY HER TO A FAMILY FRIEND BRIDGING 3 GENERATIONS. 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, publisher's green cloth binding, gilt title to spine, vii, 280 pp, ink inscription to Mrs. Gordon Gray and signed by Anna Barringer, daughter of the author and editor of these posthumous memoirs, It is pleasant to know that this book is for Mrs. Gordon Gray whose Craige and Boyden's grandfathers shared Dr. Barringer's boyhood days and who carries this old acquaintance into today. Anna Barr... View More...
Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1930
Seller ID: 118
1930 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR JOHN BLAND SUTTON, NOTED BRITISH SURGEON AND FRIEND OF RUDYARD KIPLING. 9 inches blue cloth binding, xii, 204 pages, gilt title on spine, frontis photograph of author with Rudyard Kipling, 26 photographic plates. spine faded, bookplate of previous owner (Hortense and George Piness) on front paste-down, otherwise very good. SIR JOHN BLAND SUTTON (1855-1936) was a British surgeon specializing in pelvic operations on women. He was knighted in 1912, President of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as Vice-President of the Zoological... View More...
Indianapolis and New York, Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc.: 1972
Seller ID: 418
BIOGRAPHY OF LEGENDARY PEDIATRICIAN BENJAMIN SPOCK INSCRIBED TO GEORGE ALBEE, PIONEER IN COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY. 9 inches tall hardcover, black cloth binding, gilt title to spine, inscribed on title page, To George Albee,/ Without whose midwifery in bringing Spock to Cleveland I would never have written this book!/ With appreciation/ Lynn Z. Bloom. Very good in price-clipped dust jacket with edges chipped (very good-). BENJAMIN MCLANE SPOCK (1903 – 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-sellers of all time. Spock was the first pediatrician t... View More...
New York, Interscience Publishers: 1954
Seller ID: 763
SCARCE COLLECTED PUBLISHED PAPERS OF PHYSICAL CHEMIST PETER DEBYE, CORNELL UNIVERSITY NOBEL LAUREATE--SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 11 1/4 inches tall hardcover, pale blue cloth binding, signature of P. Debye on title page, xxi, 700 pp. Light wear to spine ends, binding tight, pages unmarked, very good in good+ dust jacket with spine ends and 2 inch loss top corner of back. The book contains a biography of Debye by Raymond Fuoss, followed by the papers dating from 1914 to 1951. PETER JOSEPH WILLIAM DEBYE (1884 - 1966) was a Dutch-American physicist and physical chemist, and Nobel laureate in Chemistry. D... View More...
New York, London, W.W. Norton & Co.: 2005
Seller ID: 510
THOUGHTFUL BIOGRAPHY OF DARWIN, TRACING THE FACTORS LEADING TO HIS MONUMENTAL THEORY PUBLISHED IN 1859. 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, lime green paper covered boards, gray paper covered spine with gilt title, 256 pp, richly illustrated in color and black and white, fine in fine dust jacket. NILES ELDREDGE (born 1943) is a U.S. biologist and paleontologist, who, along with Stephen Jay Gould, proposed the theory of punctuated equilibrium in 1972. It describes patterns of descent taking place in fits and starts separated by long periods of stability. Eldredge went on to develop a hierarchical visi... View More...
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PHYSICIAN PHILOSOPHER AND SOCIAL COMMENTATOR LEWIS THOMAS, AUTHOR FOR THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. 8 1/2 inches tall hardcover, beige paper covered boards, gilt author's initials to cover, black cloth spine with gilt title, 270 pp, very good in very good dust jacket. LEWIS THOMAS (1913 - 1993) was an American physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher. He was invited to write regular essays in the New England Journal of Medicine. One collection of those essays, The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher (1974), ... View More...
New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls Co.: 1912
Seller ID: 479
1912 SMALL VOLUME SUMMARIZING ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AT TURN OF CENTURY, FOLLOWED BY BRIEF HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHIES. 6 inches tall small hardcover, publisher's olive green cloth binding, decorative embossed title to cover and spine, photographic portraits of scientists; Some Great Contemporaries and Their Achievements--list of Nobel winners to date, and a Dictionary of Biography. Light wear to corners and spine ends, initials on front endpaper, pages age-toned, otherwise unmarked, very good. Includes The Evolution of Living Forms (pp48-55): Since the time of Darwin no one competent to judge has que... View More...