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    Important Scientific Books: The Richard Green Library

    17 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 180

    [HISTORY OF MAN - BIOLOGY]. -- GOSSE, Philip Henry (1810-1888). Omphalos: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot. London: John Van Voorst, 1857. 8o (181 x 117 mm). Illustrated with woodcuts throughout. Contemporary half red morocco gilt (rubbed). G.H.J. Rogers (bookplates). FIRST EDITION of Gosse's most famous work in which he attempts to explain evidence of the earth's geological age with Creationism. [Bound with:] MILLER, Hugh (1802-1856). Foot-prints of the Creator: or, the Asterolepis of Stromness. Edinburgh: Johnstone and Hunter, 1851. Woodcuts in the text. Fourth edition. -- BROOM, R. and SCHEPERS, G.W.H. The South African Fossil Ape-Men The Australopithecinae. Pretoria: Transvaal Museum, 1946. 4o. Illustrated throughout. Original blue cloth lettered in silver (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Transvaal Museum (inscription); Robert John Smith (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. -- HECKER, J.F.C. The Dancing Mania of the Middle Ages. Translated by B.G. Babington. New York: J. Fitzgerald, 1885. 8o (248 x 153 mm). Original blue printed paper wrappers, uncut (extremities chipped with minor loss). Humbolt Library No. 72. First published in 1833. -- MARSH, George P. (1801-1882). Man and Nature; or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action. New York: Charles Scribner, 1864. 8o (233 x 143 mm). Original brown cloth (rebacked, extremities rubbed). Provenance: James Wilson (signature, annotations to rear endpapers); Library of Union Theological Seminary (library stamps). FIRST EDITION of one of the first works to document man's impact on the environment. -- WATSON, James D. Molecular Biology of the Gene. New York: W.A. Benjamin, Inc., 1965. 8o. Illustrated throughout. Original white pictorial cloth, dust jacket (dust jacket lightly and unevenly browned and with a few chips at edges, covers with one or two pale stains). Provenance: Fox (signature). FIRST EDITION. -- WATSON, James D. The Double Helix. New York: Atheneum, 1968. 8o. Illustrated throughout. Original blue cloth, gilt; dust jacket. Provenance: Ralph R. Lobene (signature). FIRST EDITION. -- Another Copy (dust jacket with small tear with loss). (7)

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    [HISTORY OF MAN - BIOLOGY]. -- GOSSE, Philip Henry (1810-1888). Omphalos: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot. London: John Van Voorst, 1857. 8o (181 x 117 mm). Illustrated with woodcuts throughout. Contemporary half red morocco gilt (rubbed). G.H.J. Rogers (bookplates). FIRST EDITION of Gosse's most famous work in which he attempts to explain evidence of the earth's geological age with Creationism. [Bound with:] MILLER, Hugh (1802-1856). Foot-prints of the Creator: or, the Asterolepis of Stromness. Edinburgh: Johnstone and Hunter, 1851. Woodcuts in the text. Fourth edition. -- BROOM, R. and SCHEPERS, G.W.H. The South African Fossil Ape-Men The Australopithecinae. Pretoria: Transvaal Museum, 1946. 4o. Illustrated throughout. Original blue cloth lettered in silver (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Transvaal Museum (inscription); Robert John Smith (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. -- HECKER, J.F.C. The Dancing Mania of the Middle Ages. Translated by B.G. Babington. New York: J. Fitzgerald, 1885. 8o (248 x 153 mm). Original blue printed paper wrappers, uncut (extremities chipped with minor loss). Humbolt Library No. 72. First published in 1833. -- MARSH, George P. (1801-1882). Man and Nature; or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action. New York: Charles Scribner, 1864. 8o (233 x 143 mm). Original brown cloth (rebacked, extremities rubbed). Provenance: James Wilson (signature, annotations to rear endpapers); Library of Union Theological Seminary (library stamps). FIRST EDITION of one of the first works to document man's impact on the environment. -- WATSON, James D. Molecular Biology of the Gene. New York: W.A. Benjamin, Inc., 1965. 8o. Illustrated throughout. Original white pictorial cloth, dust jacket (dust jacket lightly and unevenly browned and with a few chips at edges, covers with one or two pale stains). Provenance: Fox (signature). FIRST EDITION. -- WATSON, James D. The Double Helix. New York: Atheneum, 1968. 8o. Illustrated throughout. Original blue cloth, gilt; dust jacket. Provenance: Ralph R. Lobene (signature). FIRST EDITION. -- Another Copy (dust jacket with small tear with loss). (7)


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