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"WE ARE HAVING UNFORGETTABLE DAYS IN PALESTINE. WITH THE SUN SHINING, IN CHEERFUL COMPANY"

EINSTEIN, Albert. Autograph postcard signed with original sketches. Near Jerusalem, circa February 5, 1923.

Extremely rare autograph postcard signed written by Einstein during his visit to Palestine—one of only a couple manuscript items from this visit known to exist—featuring a very rare self-portrait sketch by Einstein as well as a sketch of the traveling companion he mentions in his letter. Letter in German. $49,000.

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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.

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. $46,000.

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“HAS EXERCISED AN INFLUENCE UPON THE HUMAN MIND GREATER THAN THAT OF ANY OTHER WORK EXCEPT THE BIBLE”

EUCLID. Elements of Geometrie. London, 1570.

Rare first edition in English, with John Dee’s important preface, allegorical woodcut title page by John Blagrave and Dee’s rare folding Groundplat. This copy with 38 of the original folding overslips (small hinged paper slips tipped onto in-text woodcut diagrams, of an original total of 60) on 29 (of 37) figures in Book XI, by their fragile nature often missing. $39,000.

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“AMERICA’S FIRST GREAT SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTION”

FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Experiments and Observations on Electricity. London, 1769.

First complete edition of "the most important scientific book of 18th-century America" and "America's first great scientific contribution" (PMM), with seven engraved plates (two folding). An exceptional, wide-margined copy. An important edition, edited and revised by Franklin himself, and with material and footnotes appearing here for the first time, especially scarce in contemporary marbled boards. $30,000.

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“IT IS POSSIBLE TO INVENT A SINGLE MACHINE WHICH CAN BE USED TO COMPUTE ANY COMPUTABLE SEQUENCE”

TURING, Alan Mathison. On Computable Numbers. London, November 30 and December 23, 1936 and April 22, 1937. Two volumes. First appearance of the concept of the universal computing machine, which would come to be known as a Turing machine: “it is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence.” Complete with the scarce “correction” or third part of this important paper, issued a year after the first two parts and often not present. $28,500.

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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 BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT SPECIMENS OF THE ART”:
AUDUBON’S QUADRUPEDS, THE 1860 LOCKWOOD EDITION

AUDUBON, John James and BACHMAN, John. Quadrupeds of North America. New York, 1860. Three volumes.

Handsome Lockwood octavo edition, illustrated with 155 magnificent hand-colored lithographic plates of American mammals from the polar bear to the buffalo. $19,000.

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GUIDO MONTE’S PROBLEMATUM ASTRONOMICORUM, 1609

MONTE, Guido Ubaldo. Problematum Astronomicorum. Venetiis, 1609.

Scarce first edition of this Renaissance collection of problems in astronomy, including a brief chapter on comets, with engraved title vignette of a celestial map and astronomical woodcut diagrams on nearly every page. In contemporary vellum. $17,000.

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"THE GREATEST WORK IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE"

NEWTON, Isaac. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Amsterdam, 1723.

Second Amsterdam edition (the second continental printing), based upon the 1713 second edition, with the addition of the Analysis per Quantitatum Series, Fluxiones, Ac Differentias: cum Enumerationed Linerum Tertii Ordinis, in contemporary paneled calf boards. $15,000.

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SIGNED BY EINSTEIN

EINSTEIN, Albert. Out of My Later Years. New York, 1950.

First edition of Einstein's second collection of social science-related articles, addresses, speeches, letters and papers covering the period before, during and after World War II, signed on the title page by him. $12,500.

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