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“WITH THE KIND REGARDS OF THE AUTHOR”

DARWIN, Charles. The Expression of the Emotions. London, 1872.

Very rare presentation first edition, first issue, inscribed by Darwin on the front flyleaf: "With the kind regards of the author” to Charles Loring Brace. The only one of Darwin’s books to be illustrated with heliotype photographic plates—a pioneering innovation in scientific photography. Offered together with two 1872 autograph letters signed by Darwin to the recipient of this copy. Presentation copies of Darwin's works are almost always found with the inscription in a secretarial hand; books with the presentation in Darwin's actual hand, as with this copy, are quite uncommon.

$127,000.

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“THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT… IN THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE”

DARWIN, Charles, FITZROY, Robert, and KING, Philip Barker. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle. London, 1839. Four volumes.

Exceptional first edition of the account of the most famous voyage in the history of biological science and modern thought. Volume III is the first issue of Darwin's Journal, his first published book, containing the observations and fieldwork that form the basis for On the Origin of Species, in beautiful contemporary calf boards. $48,000.

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“NO OTHER ORNITHOLOGIST HAS EVER EXCEEDED THE MAGNITUDE AND SPLENDOR OF HIS FOLIO PUBLICATIONS”

GOULD, John. Monograph of the Pittidae. London, 1880. Two parts in one, Part I with plates and text, Part II text only, all published.

First edition of this lovely Gould monograph, with ten beautiful hand-colored plates, in original printed boards as issued. $22,000.

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“THE MOST NATURALISTIC DEPICTION OF AMERICAN MAMMALS EVER DONE”

AUDUBON, John James and BACHMAN, John. The Quadrupeds of North America. New York, 1849, 1851, 1854. Three volumes.

Rare first octavo edition of Audubon’s Quadrupeds, illustrated with 155 magnificent hand-colored lithographic plates, in handsome publisher's morocco. $20,500.

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“A POWERFUL INFLUENCE ON ALL SUBSEQUENT THOUGHT ON MAN’S PLACE IN NATURE”

TYSON, Edward M.D. Orang-Outang: or the Anatomy of a Pygmie. London, 1699.

First edition of Tyson's "epoch-making" anatomical study that laid a foundation for the theory of evolution, "the first work to demonstrate scientifically the structural relationships between man and anthropoid ape" (Norman), heralded as a "forerunner of Blumenbach, Buffon, Huxley and Darwin" (PMM), with eight striking copper-engraved folding plates. A handsome wide-margined volume in contemporary paneled calf boards. $18,500.

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"THE WORK OF ONE MAN AND A COMPLETELY NEW DEPARTURE"

PAVLOV, I.P. Lectures on the Work of the Principal Digestive Glands [in Russian]. Moscow, 1897.

First edition of Pavlov's groundbreaking work, with far-ranging implications in the fields of both physiology and psychology, substantially responsible for him being awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology in 1904. $16,800.

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STRIKING LARGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DOOMED CHALLENGER'S 1985 LAUNCH, THREE MONTHS BEFORE IT EXPLODED, SIGNED BY 24 MEMBERS AND STAFF MEMBERS OF THE ROGERS COMMISSION WHICH INVESTIGATED THE DISASTER, INCLUDING SALLY RIDE, NEIL ARMSTRONG, AND RICHARD FEYNMAN

(NASA) (ROGERS, William P.). Photograph signed. No place, circa 1986.

Exceptional large color photograph of the Challenger taking off on its last successful mission three months before its disastrous explosion, signed and/or inscribed by 24 members of the Rogers Commission (the body that investigated the crash) including Sally Ride, Neil Armstrong, and Richard Feynman. This item belonged to Lt. Col. John B. Hungerford, who was the launch director for the Titan rocket program. $16,500.

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"AMONG THE FIRST OF THE FLOWER BOOKS"

(GARDENING) PARKINSON, John. Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris. London, 1629.

First edition of "one of the most beloved of all early English books on gardening" (Hunt), sumptuously illustrated with delightful woodcut allegorical title page depicting the Garden of Eden and 110 beautiful full-page woodcut representations of flowers, herbs and fruit varieties by Switzer, mostly after Clusius and Lobel, and portrait of Parkinson. $16,500.

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"ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MASTER'S THESES OF THE 20TH CENTURY" (BRITANNICA)

SHANNON, Claude. A Symbolic Analysis of Relay and Switching Circuits. New York, 1938.

First edition of Shannon's master's thesis demonstrating how Boolean algebra could simplify the arrangement of relays underlying automatic telephone exchanges—and suggesting, for the first time, the concept of using 0 and 1 as true/false values to allow arithmetic by relay circuits—a crucial work with applications for all digital circuits including those in computer technology, and winner of the Alfred Noble American Institute of American Engineers Award. $16,000.

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