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A collection of seven offprints, several containing sixteen papers, chronicling their work on protein structure, 1951-55 by Pauling, Linus

Linus Pauling (1901-1994) became interested in what is now called "molecular biology" in the late thirties, after he had completed most of his work on the chemical bond, for which he won the 1954 Nobel Prize in chemistry. His primary interest was the mol...

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$15,000.00


Rationale Divinorum Officiorum.. by Duranti, Guillelmus [or Durandus, William, or Durand, Guillaume]

Strassburg: [Johann Pruss], 1486 Contemporary blindtooled pigskin over oak boards. . Folio. Text in double columns, Gothic type. Rubricated throughout, including a 6-line initial letter with a page long flourish on a4 (folio 1). Binding a bit soiled, sp...

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$12,500.00


A Prospect of Gardens. Visited, Discovered, and Presented by Their Owners, Creators & By Travellers Including Observations by Cyrus the Younger, Vitruvius, Columella, Goethe, Aurangzeb, Edward Lear & Others. With Painted Prints, Collages, Photographs, and Descriptions. by Allix, Susan

[London:] 2015 One of seventeen numbered copies. . Green and yellow-gold morocco illustrated with a yellow-dotted vine pattern and an engraved copper leaf inlay that has been oxydised to give it a dark coloring. The artist notes that each binding in this...

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$9,500.00


Bazaar: Wanderings in Various Bazaars. Accompanied by Prints. Together with an edited Poem by Sarojini Naidu by Allix, Susan

[London:] Susan Allix, 2013 One of fourteen copies. Now out of print. The whole is enclosed in a binding of silk, leather and painted paper over boards, with endpapers and doublures of hand made paper. The spine is leather with the silks and paper arrang...

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$9,500.00


Moralia sive exposito in Job by Gregory I, Pope

[ Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 1496 ] Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over oak boards. Covers with ornate panels and floral borders. With the original engraved brass bosses on corners of both covers and in centers of both covers. Brass catches, but lacking...

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$9,500.00


Tragoediae Septem by Sophocles

Geneva: Paul Estienne, 1603 First edition of Paul Estienne's greatest achievement. Schreiber notes: "This is not a mere reprint of Henri's edition of 1578, but a much improved work: besides the commentaries of Camerarius, it includes the Annotationes of ...

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$8,500.00


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations by Twain, Mark

New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885 First American edition, early issue. With the following points: "was" for "saw" on p. 57; illustration "Him and another Man incorrectly listed as at page 88; the second "5" in the folio on page 155 is missing, page 283 ...

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$8,500.00


[ Biblia Latina. Cover title: Biblia Sacra. A Facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible.] by [ Gutenberg, Johann ]

New York: Pageant Books, 1961 Full red morocco, signed "Alpha B.B. Co., New York." Blindstamped diamond-shaped decoration on front covers with the initials "J.G." in the center. Spines lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. . Two volumes, l...

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$7,500.00


The Song of Solomon. With etchings and aquatints by Susan Allix. Privately printed and illustrated by [ Allix, Susan ]

[London: 1977]. Hand bound by Susan Allix in green Oasis, with colored onlays to a floral design, with tooling in gold and blind. In matching green felt-lined clamshell box. . Quarto. 13 1/4 x 10 1/4." . Twenty-one original etchings and aquatints, hand ...

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$7,500.00


De evangelica praeparatione. [Translated by Georgius Trapezuntius. by Eusebius Caesariensis

Venice: Bartholomaeus de Zanis, 10 November, 1500 The sixth and final fifteenth-century edition of Eusebius's Preparation of the Gospel, first published by Jenson in 1470. . Nineteenth century half vellum over boards, covered with printed leaves from an ...

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$7,500.00


Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole's System and on the relation of Logic and Mathematics. by Jevons, William Stanley

London: Edward Stanford,, 1864 First edition of Jevons's rare second book and his first on logic. . Original blue pebble-grain cloth, paper labels on spine and front cover. . Small octavo. Labels a bit chipped,spine darkened, but a very good copy. Mode...

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$7,500.00


Nuovo Lume: Libro di Arithmetica…Con uno Breve Trattato di Geometria...Composto per lo Acutissimo Prescrutatore delle Archimediane & Euclidiane Dottrine. by Sfortunati, Giovanni

[Venice: Nicolo di Aristotile detto Zoppino,], 1534 First edition of this treatise on arithmetic for merchants. Sfortunati, whose dates are not recorded, was a Siena-born teacher of arithmetic who worked through much of Italy and Sicily. His book, which...

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$7,500.00


$6,500.00


Archangel'skoe Evangelie 1092 goda. [The Archangel Gospels of 1092]. Facsimile of the A.D. 1092 manuscript lectionary in Old Church Slavonic from the Moscow Public and Rumiantsov Museum, ms. 1666 by [ Bible in Church Slavonic. Facsimile.]

[ Moscow: 1912 [ Facsimile reproduction of the Archangel Gospels. 600 copies were planned for publication by the Rumiantsev Museum (now the Lenin Public Library) in Moscow for the commemoration of their 50th anniversary in 1912. It is reported that only ...

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$6,000.00


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