Darwin's application of the Theory of Evolution to human development
The Descent of Man, and...
London: John Murray, 1871. First Edition. Original green publisher’s cloth binding stamped in blind with spines lettered in gilt. Black coated endpapers. With errata on the verso of the title..... (Item #2382)
Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist Edited by...
Evanston, Illinois: The Library of Living Philosophers, Inc., 1949. First edition. Limited to 760 numbered copies, signed by Einstein ("Albert Einstein. 49"). This being copy 279. Octavo (9 5/16 x.... (Item #2591)
A scientific work that would change history and solidify Einstein's position as the most recognizable scientist of the modern world
Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitatstheorie
Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. First Edition. The first separate printing of Einstein's influential work on relativity. Octavo, 64pp. Original tan wrappers with printer's imprint "Druck von Metzger & Wittig... (Item #2406)
The most influential and widely used introductory texts in the field of number theory
Hardy, H. G. and E.M....
An Introduction to the Theory...
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1938. First Edition. An exceptional copy of this first edition book in the original dust jacket. Inner hinges repaired and a previous owner's namestamp on front pastedown... (Item #2392)
One of the most influential texts by the father of modern geology
Principles of Geology (3 vols.)
London: John Murray, 1830-1833. First edition. A handsome set of this important early scientific work. Bound in contemporary three quarter calf over cloth boards. Each volume rebacked, volume one with... (Item #2606)
A work that changed how we understand light and laid the groundwork for modern wave theory
Newton, Sir Isaac
Opticks: or, a Treatise of...
London: printed for Sam. Smith, and Benj. Walford, Printers to the Royal Society, 1704. First edition. Bound in full contemporary English calf, with slight leather repairs at the head and... (Item #2582)
A survey of the first symposium on commercial computers, compiled by the first woman president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
[Rees, Mina] The Navy Mathematical...
A Symposyium on Commercially Available...
Washington DC: [U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Technical Services], 1952. First Edition. Near Fine copy in original orange paper wraps, with spine lighly sunned. Internally about Fine. Quarto measuring... (Item #2294)
An important report on scientific advancement on contraception, in the scarce dust jacket
Sanger, Margaret and Hannah Mayer...
The Practice of Contraception: An...
Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1931. First edition. Original green publisher's cloth binding with gilt to spine. With the exception of faint offsetting from jacket to the preliminaries, a pristine, square... (Item #2711)
First coherent description of "Game Theory," a theory directly tied to eight Nobel Prizes
Von Neumann, John & Oskar...
Theory of Games and Economic...
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. First edition. A Fine copy of this monumental work in economic theory. Red cloth completely unfaded, appearing unmarked and unused. Retains the original "Corrigenda" slip... (Item #1892)
Computer pioneer Maurice Wilkes's first paper on electronic computing
The ENIAC--high speed calculating machine
[N.P.]: Electronic Engineering 19, (April 1947). First edition. Original printed self-wrappers signed by Wilkes on the front. 6 pages, complete with text illustrations. A Fine copy of this rare and... (Item #2585)
An important work tracking Wilkes’ career progress and the rapid early advancement of computing technology.
Programming for the EDSAC 2
Cambridge: University Math Lab, 1958. First edition. Original gray printed wrappers, slightly faded at spine. Signed by Wilkes on the first leaf. 64pp. A Fine copy of this important work... (Item #2586)
A scarce and exceptional example of early women's mathematical education
[Women in Mathematics] Mary Ann...
Mathematics notebook of a 19th...
Rindge, NH: 1823-1824. Comprised of 41 handwritten pages of mathematical definitions, tables, methods, and exersises. Ownership signature of "Mary Ann Wilder, Rindge 1823" to top corner of first page. All... (Item #2731)