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        A Two Page Hand Written Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien, with hand addressed envelope, contains reference to Lord of the Rings

      1968. 1st Edition. Signed by Author. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Autographed, 2 page (front & back) hand written letter and envelope to Ingrid Pridgeon, on his 'Professor J.R.R. Tolkien' letterhead, with Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford address crossed out and 'c/o Messers Geo. Allen and Unwin, 40 Museum St. Condon WC 1, typed in. "Dear Ingrid, Thank you very much for your letter. I am sorry that I cannot answer it more fully.; I am having rather a bad time. I have left Oxford, and in the middle of a move I fell downstairs and damaged my right leg so badly that it is in plaster from toe to hip, and I am on crutches. That makes everythig very difficult. Crutches also make one's hands v. tired, and writing is laborious (and wobbly). pg 2. I notice Spire Hollin : very shire-like. hollin is (northern, for of holly: used in Book I of L.R.: I lived for a while in Leeds in a Hollin Lane. I am v. glad to know that you liked and enjoyed my books. I hope soon, when the mess of moving (my books and papers are still piled in boxs) is past, and I am recovered to get on with more books. Yours Sincerely J.R.R. Tolkien. The address (to my publishers) will always find me. I have a secretary there." Envelope hand addressed and canceled from Bournemouth-Poole in 1968 and addressed to: Miss Ingrid Pridgeon, 15 Spire Hollin, Glossop Derbyshire Housed in a Custom Terra Cotta Leather Binder lined with beautiful handmarbled papers by Joan Ajala of Australia. Features two mylar folders to hold the letter and envelope for easy viewing. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / N/a.

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        FRANCIS BACON : Recent Paintings [ Signed 1st ]

      London: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery London Marlborough-Gerson. 1968. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Good in wrappers. ; Signed, by Francis Bacon. Inscribed to Alfred "Al" Lerner. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author .

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        ENCI - LIBRO DI SELEZIONE. Pubblicazione annuale ufficiale dell?Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana.

      In-8 p., 23 voll., similpelle edit., ca. 350/1300 pp. cad. vol. L?annuario contiene: ?Indice alfabetico delle razze - Regolamento per l?iscrizione dei cani nel libro di selezione - Le razze canine riconosciute - Le iscrizioni nei libri genealogici; i campioni internazionali e d?Italia dell?anno - Calendario delle esposizioni, delle prove per cani da caccia e di utilità - Libro di selezione: cani da pastore, da guardia, difesa e utilità; da caccia; di compagnia, ecc. - Risultati delle prove per cani da caccia e di utilità - Elenco dei proprietari dei cani in ordine di razza, ecc. Di questa pubblicazione offriamo una raccolta consecutiva di 23 annate, dal 1968 el 1992. Manca il 1970 (gli annni 1981 e 1982 sono contenuti in un vol.). Uniamo anche "I cento anni dell?ENCI", in-4 p., tela edit., sovrac., pp. 159, con una ricchissima documentazione iconografica nel t. Tutta la raccolta è molto ben conservata.

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        A notable original typed letter from Roger T. Peterson, the eminent American naturalist, never mounted and preserved in an archival sleeve, carefully signed in Prussian blue ink with a fountain pen with an extended beak flourish after the n

      Typed heading, Old Lyme, Conn., July 25, 1968, in reply to Robert Weble on the rapid decline of the osprey population of Long Island Sound, including at Montauk Point and near his Old Lyme home with interesting detail on the osprey egg transfer trials Peterson was involved with between Chesapeake Bay and Connecticut River nests, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In closing, he mentions the article on the osprey he was writing for National Geographic, the year-later July 1969 date penciled in at rear by Robert Weble. The article, his first major exposition for the lay reader, covers some of the same ground as the Weble letter. Similar to the stork in Europe, the osprey was admired and implicitly protected in the U.S. and restoration of it and other fish eating birds including the pelican and the bald eagle was among the era's most prominent conservation causes: some historians believe it jump-started the modern environmental movement. Peterson, involved from 1957, became convinced their position at the apex of long food chains made fish-eating birds subject to the pernicious effects of biomagnification and advocated greater prudence regarding the use of toxics. FORMAT: loose sheet of thin handmade white paper. CONDITION DETAIL: Signature: bright. Sheet: usual transmittal folds: fingering pressure marks from handling, most in top margin: top edge with slight scattered soiling, trace edgewear including a tiny closed vertical tear, and a narrow inner edge crease 6 cm in length. SIZE: 215 x 277 mm. LETTER: with raised impress with no carbon paper dotting; typed with light ribbon fade; signed R. T. Peterson (Roger T. Peterson typed below); heading-Old Lyme, Conn., July 25, 1968, recipient address-Robert Weble, 81-15 35th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-opening and closing salutations, letter body-25 lines structured in 4 paragraphs, rear blank except for Weble note. Paragraphs: 1) Acknowledges the rapid decline of osprey breeding pairs in Long Island Sound, so precipitous that it threatened their local survival. (The number of active Connecticut River estuary nests fell from a recorded high of 200 in 1938 to a mere 10 in 1968.) 2) Alludes to initiatives by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to find causes, noting by way of counterpoint the osprey's exceptional toleration of human activity and using as a personal example a favorite anecdote, "we had a nest located next to a house that was under construction" (in an oak behind their house, 'The Cedars' in Old Lyme). 3) The heart of the letter; detail on the ongoing osprey egg transplant trials sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, involving the exchange of eggs between the thriving Maryland and the disappearing Connecticut 'colonies', with findings that there was no substantial change in transplanted egg survival rates. The excellent survival rate of Maryland eggs continued on Great Island while the poor survival rate of Connecticut River eggs continued in Chesapeake Bay. (Peter Ames [1966] collected eggs from coastal New England nests and compared them to eggs in Maryland. All contained DDT and its principal metabolite (DDE) but Maryland eggs were, "40% less contaminated and Maryland nesting sites produced twice the young" [Poole, p. 168].) Peterson concludes: "It seems very likely that pollutants in the egg, possibly insecticides, have contributed to the lack of nesting success. And it is just this, the lack of replacement birds that means the eventual loss of our colony." 4) Peterson mentions the osprey article commissioned by National Geographic and declares he hopes it will be completed and published by end of the year. The hope was that the resultant national publicity would add to the groundswell and pressure the States and the Federal Government, including the Courts to take action, something Rachel Carson had called for in 1962 in "Silent Spring". (On April 22, 1964 Peterson had appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on Reorganization, chaired by Abraham Ribicoff and recommended that, "all compounds of the chlorinated hydrocarbon complex be banned".) "The Osprey: Endangered World Citizen" was published in the National Geographic July 1969 issue. In the article, Peterson notes the osprey colony near his home has shrunk, "close to extirpation" [p. 54] and, "the great colony on Gardiner's Island across Long Island Sound has dropped from 300 pairs (1945) to 35 (1968) with similar rates in the polluted Great Lakes in Michigan and at Cape May, New Jersey" [p. 56]. DDT would be banned in Connecticut the following year (1970) and nationally by the Environmental Protection Agency in December 1972 (ban signed June 14). After, the osprey with an assist from human conservators, staged a remarkable recovery, increasing nationwide from an observed 8000 pairs (1981) to 14, 246 pairs (1994). Peterson predicted this; "Things have been turned around, and almost as dependable as the tides, our Connecticut ospreys return to our estuary during the last 10 days in March" ["The Osprey Story", Bird Watcher's Digest, September 1988]. REFERENCE: Poole, Ospreys. Rosenthal, Birdwatcher, chapter 11. OTHER IMAGES: by request.

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      Morrow/Weisbach NY: Morrow/Weisbach, 1968 First edition, first prnt. Signed and dated "3/14/68 Ft Lauderdale Fla." by Crews on the half-title page. Beginning edge foxing, minimal board and text page toning, pastedowns toned, as typical for this title; dustjacket with two shallow creases on the front flap. A tight, clean copy. Good condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Crews' first book, signed in the month of publication. Signed & Dated by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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      (Paris): Collection PSI, (1968). First ed. Folio, (10) pp., 20 loose b&w original photographs tipped to hard paper mounts. Laid in a paper over boards sleeve, and housed in a paper over boards slipcase. The slipcase is showing very slight surface wear, else fine. Original photographs by the following: Jean-Bernard Arkitu, Pierre Battini, Gérard Philippe Broutin, Françoise Canal, Carole Courteau, Maurice Lemaître, Roland Sabatier, Jean-Louis Sarthou, Dany Tayarda, Venurini; original photographs which have additional art work applied are as follows: Edouard Berreur, Jean-Paul Curtay, Jean-Pierre Gillard, Micheline Hachette, Françoise Poyet, Sandra Scarnati, Alain Satié, Woody Roemer, Jacqueline Tarkieltaub, and also one photograph by Isidore Isou. Some of the photographs are collages, or are painted on, all are SIGNED. Limited to 35 numbered copies; also SIGNED on the colophon by Isou. Text in French. Isidore Isou established a French avant-garde movement called Lettrisme in Paris in the mid -1940s. The movement had its roots in Dada and Surrealism. The Lettrists applied their theories to art and culture, poetry, film, painting and political theory. This is their manifesto on photography, with original silver photographs.

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        OUTER DARK

      New York, Random, (1968). (VG+/VG+). First edition.  The author's second book.  Miniscule wear.  The front free endpaper is missing. Very good plus in a very good plus dust jacket with light edgewear. The underside of the jacket has a circular cup ring (that does not show through to the front). Not price-clipped. .

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        Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII (Signed First Edition | Limited Edition | Excellent Condition)

      New York / London: New Directions / Faber and Faber Ltd, 1968. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Signed limited edition (#160 of 310). pp. [viii](blank), 40, [i](colophon), [v](blank); errata slip laid into the book (as issued). Numbers 1-200 for the American market, numbers 201-300 for the British market and 10 copies for the trade. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall an EXCELLENT book in a VERY GOOD PLUS slipcase. Rare. A good gift for the Ezra Pound completist. Photos available upon request.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Full Cloth. Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        La Douceur de Vivre / Sweet Life (French edition)

      Paris: Editions Cercle D'Art, (1968). First French Edition. Large square quarto. Text in French, translated by Elaine Brau. Van der Elsken's tour de force photo travelogue, a series of images shot around the world as Van der Elsken and his wife traveled by freighter. One of the true avant garde masterpieces of the sixties, a wild mixture of grainy, sublime, and intensely evocative pictures that conjures up the layouts William Klein and would seem to segue into the Provoke movement of Japanese photography. (Parr, v1, 254-255; Auer 461). Bottom corners gently bumped, else close to fine in a sharp, better than near fine jacket.

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        Bernard Buffet Lithographs 1952-1966 Catalogue Compiled By Fernand Mourlot

      Tudor NY: Tudor, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. color lithograph wrappers in beige cloth chemise, spine lightly toned. Near fine in matching near fine beige cloth slipcase, also nominally toned at fore-edges./No Dust Jacket. 177 pages. 32 x 25 cm. Two original color lithographs by Buffet, signed, laid-in front and back cover pockets, and sixty-seven color lithographs [includes original lithograph "Torero"]. Limited edition, copy 47 of 125 printed on Velin d'Arches paper executed on the press of Fernand Mourlot. Preface by George Simenon. Fresh, clean and bright copy.

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        The Jumblies

      Young Scott Books (New York): Young Scott Books. (1968). First. Uncorrected proof consisting of three unbound signatures laid into the finished jacket. Oblong octavo. Illustrated by Edward Gorey. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with pencil initials (in an unknown hand) on the front panel. Gorey's interpretation of some of Lear's nonsense poems. Presumably very scarce in this format. .

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        Original b&w photo by Lütfi Özkök.

      Paris, 1968. 28x22 cm. Contemporary print. Mounted on thick card. Signed by Özkök with red pen and with his stamp on verso. The slightest folding marks to the corners. Lütfi Özkök had the rare opportunity to photograph the unapproachable Beckett at three occasions during the 60s. Their first session was held in Beckett's Paris apartment in 1961. Beckett didn't allow any pictures to be taken at first, so they sat down for a conversation instead, during which Özkök gradually won the confidence of the author. Beckett was amused by the story of the first Turkish stage production of Godot, which was banned by the authorities, who recognized Godot as a symbol of Communism. The ban could perhaps have been avoided if the authorities had finished the reading of the text, since Godot/Communism actually never appears. After a few hours of conversation Beckett finally asks Özkök to take out his camera, before it gets too dark to take pictures. The resulting photos were much appreciated by Beckett who often referred magazines and editors in need of the author's picture to Özkök

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        22 offprints, mimeographs, etc. on molecular biology and bacterial genetics, with two others

      1947-1968. No Dust Jacket.Jacob, Francois (1920- ); Monod, Jacques (1910-75); Lwoff, Andre (1902-94); & Brenner, Sydney (1927- ). Group of 22 offprints, mimeographs, etc. on molecular biology and bacterial genetics, together with 2 related papers by other authors. Various sizes. 1947-1968. Together in one volume, cloth, "Institut Pasteur" in gilt on the spine. Overall good to very good; see detailed condition descriptions below. From the library of G. G. and Elinor Meynell, authors of Theory and Practice in Experimental Biology (1970), with their address label on the front endpaper and ownership signatures on several of the offprints. First / First Separate Editions. Jacob, Monod and Lwoff, all colleagues at the Institut Pasteur, received the 1965 Nobel Prize in physiology / medicine for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis-discoveries that "opened up a new field of research that deserved to be called 'molecular biology'" (Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, II, p. 921). Their work answered the fundamental question of how the hereditary information contained in DNA can be translated into the chemical processes that synthesize cellular proteins (this question had been posed most succinctly and explicitly in Francis Crick's theoretical paper "On protein synthesis" [1957], which laid the groundwork for over a decade's worth of research in this area). Brenner, another key figure in this field, worked with Jacob and Matthew Meselson on providing experimental evidence for messenger RNA; he was awarded a share of the 2002 Nobel Prize for his discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death. The collection we are offering here focuses largely on the Nobel Prize-winning work done by the Institut Pasteur group-Lwoff, Jacob and Monod-in the 1950s and 1960s. The work can be divided into four sections: (1) lysogeny and bacterial conjugation (2) expression of the genetic material via messenger RNA (3) the regulation of the genetic activity of bacterial cells by operons (4) the organization of bacterial genetic material. In the following paragraphs we will attempt to highlight the more important papers in this remarkable collection; however, all the papers here touch upon these central questions of molecular biology. Lysogeny, defined as the hereditary ability to produce the bacteriophage virus, is a peculiar type of infection in which the phage becomes part of the genetic material of a bacterial cell; in this non-infective form (prophage) it can then be inherited by succeeding generations of cells, becoming virulent only when some environmental stimulus causes the bacterium to produce and release phage. "Lysogeny brought a model for the interrelation between a virus and a cell. And also a model for the possible mode of action of carcinogenic agents, which could disturb something in this balance" (Judson, p. 368). Lwoff studied this phenomenon intensively in the late 1940s and early 1950s, successfully demonstrating the genetic nature of lysogeny (which was disputed by several scientists, including Delbruck) and discovering how it is induced. In 1953 he published an important review of the subject ("Lysogeny," Bacteriological Review 17; see no. 2 below). Lysogeny was also studied by Jacob and Elie Wollman, whose paper, "Induction of phage development in lysogenic bacteria" (CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 18 [1953]; see no. 5 below) summarizes what had been learned about lysogeny as of that date. Lwoff's work on lysogeny inspired Jacob and Wollman to investigate the phenomenon of bacterial conjugation (the transfer of genetic information from a male donor bacterium to a female recipient, resulting in genetic recombination) to see if they could discover where in the bacterium's genetic material the prophage was located. In 1955, working with a highly recombinant strain of E. coli (K12) discovered by William Hayes, Jacob and Wollman performed what came to be known as their "coitus interruptus" experiment, in which they used a Waring blender to interrupt the mating bacteria at various stages of their conjugation. They found that the donor cell's genetic characteristics were not transferred all at once, but rather sequentially over time-a discovery of great importance. "Wollman and Jacob had stumbled upon a way to measure off the genes on [the] bacterial chromosome as directly and physically as a child squeezes toothpaste onto a brush or a carpenter unrolls a coiled steel tape measure. As they saw instantly, and reported in a note in mid-June 1955 in the weekly Comptes rendus of the Academie des Sciences ["Sur le mecanisme du transfert de materiel genetique au cours de la recombinaison chez E. coli K12"; see no. 6 below], they had the means to make a genetic map of biochemical characteristics expressed in units of time" (Judson, p. 385). In 1956 Wollman and Jacob published the first (albeit rudimentary) timed map of the K12 strain of E. coli in a paper published in France. This map was printed again in their English-language paper "Conjugation and genetic recombination in E. coli K-12" (CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 21 [1956]; see no. 8 below), which also contained the first publication of Thomas Anderson's famous electron micrograph of two conjugated bacteria. In 1958 Jacob delivered his paper "Transfer and expression of genetic information in E. coli K12" (see no. 9 below) at a symposium in Brussels; this paper, together with one given by Jacob's sometime colleague Arthur Pardee, "ranged over the whole matter of transfer of genes between bacteria and the regulation of their expression" (Judson, p. 400). Jacob and Wollman had originally represented the hereditary material in linear form, while stating that the genetic map could be formally represented as a circle. In 1963, at a Cold Spring Harbor conference, the researcher J. Cairns provided physical evidence that the E. coli chromosome was circular; at this same conference, Jacob, Brenner and co-author Francois Cuzin presented their paper "On the regulation of DNA replication in bacteria" (CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 28; see no. 16 below), containing their "replicon model of chromosome replication in bacteria, a model that almost required circularity of chromosomal and F factor DNA" (Brock, p. 103). Experimental proof of the existence of messenger RNA, the substance responsible for coding protein synthesis, was announced in Brenner, Jacob and Meselson's landmark paper, "An unstable intermediate carrying information from genes to ribosomes for protein synthesis" [Nature 190 (1961)]; see no. 1 below). The theoretical groundwork for messenger RNA had been laid in Crick's "On protein synthesis" (1957); demonstration of the substance's existence had been foreshadowed by Volkin and Astrachan's discovery of a high-turnover, unstable RNA distinct from the ribosomal and transfer varieties (1956), and by the famous "PaJaMo" experiment demonstrating the negative control mechanism of enzyme induction (1958). However, it was not until the spring of 1960 that these previous findings were combined by Brenner, Jacob and Francis Crick into a biological model setting forth the exact means of communication between gene and cytoplasm, while eliminating the various problems associated with earlier ribosome-based theories of gene expression. As Brock puts it, the ribosome was now seen as "simply a nonspecific translation machine, something like a computer whose behavior depended on what software it contained" (Brock, p. 306). Working with Matthew Meselson, who had developed experimental techniques for tagging and separating ribosomes, Brenner and Jacob performed the critical experiment described in their paper, which provided direct evidence for the existence of an unstable, rapidly turning over messenger RNA. The concept of the operon-a group of adjacent genes functioning as a unit under the control of another gene (the operator gene)-developed between 1958 and 1960 on the basis of work done by Monod and Jacob, who were investigating the repressor model of gene regulation. Jacob developed the idea that gene regulation was based on a repression system that operated like an on-off switch, and that "genetic units of a higher order existed . . . that contained several genes subject to unitary expression. . . . On the basis of these ideas and observations, Jacob and Monod developed the concept of two kinds of genes, structural, which coded for the synthesis of proteins, and regulatory, which did not" (Brock, p. 300). In October 1959 Jacob and Monod published the theoretical basis for the operon in "Genes de structure et genes de regulation dans la biosynthese des proteines" (C. r. Acad. Sci. 249; see no. 11 below). Their paper "establish[ed] the sharp distinction between the familiar genes that determined protein structures and the new class of genes that regulated. It even looked to them, then, as though the product of the regulatory gene were not a protein by RNA. But the fact to be underlined, they said, was that in every known case, when several structural genes had their expression controlled by the same regulatory gene-'that is to say, in all probability by a unique repressor'-the structural genes were grouped tightly together. . . . [T]he best fit to the evidence was that the group of genes had among them a single element: the operator, target of the repressor" (Judson, p. 410). The Jacob/Monod operon model of gene expression was further explored in their 1961 paper "On the regulation of gene activity (CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 26; see no. 14 below), which presented a more detailed examination of the mechanics of protein synthesis. For further information, see Judson, The Eighth Day of Creation (2nd ed.) and Brock, The Emergence of Bacterial Genetics; specific references are given below. 1. Brenner, Sydney; Jacob, Francois; & Meselson, Matthew. An unstable intermediate carrying information from genes to ribosomes for protein synthesis. Offprint from Nature 190 (May 13, 1961). 576-581pp. Diagrams. Without wrappers as issued. Light toning. Ownership signature of E. W. Meynell on the first page. Garrson-Morton 256.10. Brock, ch. 10.12. Judson, pp. 414-27. 2. Lwoff, Andre. Lysogeny. Offprint from Bacteriological Review 17 (1953). 269-337pp. Without wrappers. Small stamp on first page. Brock, ch. 7.4. 3. Monod, Jacques. Inhibition de l'adaptation enzymatique chez une bacterie (E. coli) infectee par un bacteriophage. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 224 (1947). 2, [2, blank]pp. Without wrappers. Light browning, creased horizontally with small tear along crease. Ownership stamp and ms. annotations of A. A. Miles. 4. Lwoff & Siminovitch, Louis. Induction de la lyse d'une bacterie lysogene sans production de bact?ophage. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 233 (1951). 3pp. Fore-edge frayed, marginal tear affecting a few words. A. A. Miles's signature. 5. Jacob, Francois & Wollman, Elie. Induction of phage development in lysogenic bacteria. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 18 (1953). 101-121pp. Without wrappers. Light soiling, a few annotations. Owner's name on first page. Judson, p. 382. 6. Wollman & Jacob. Sur le mecanisme du transfert de materiel genetique au cours de la recombinaison chez E. coli K12. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 240 (1955). 3pp. Without wrappers. Creased horizontally, light toning. Ownership signature of Elinor Meynell. Brock, ch. 5.7. 7. Jacob; Alfoldi, Lajos; & Wollman, Elie. Zygose letale dans des croisements entre souches colicinogenes et non colicinog?es d'E. coli. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 244 (1957). 3pp. Without wrappers. Small marginal tears. Elinor Meynell signature. 8. Wollman; Jacob & Hayes, W. Conjugation and genetic recombination in E. coli K-12. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 21 (1956). 141-162pp. Without wrappers. Brock, ch. 5.11. 9. Jacob. Transfer and expression of genetic information in E. coli K12. Manuscript for the Symposium of the Society for Cell Biology, Brussels, 1958. 29, 3pp. Dittoed table. Mimeographed. Without wrappers. Edges a bit frayed. E. Meynell signature. Judson, p. 400. 10. Jacob & Fuerst, Clarence R. The mechanism of lysis by phage studied with defective lysogenic bacteria. Offprint from J. Gen. Microbiol. 18 (1958). 518-526pp. Without wrappers. E. Meynell signature. 11. Jacob & Monod. Genes de structure et genes de regulation dans la biosynthese des proteines. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 249 (1959). 3pp. Without wrappers. Creased horizontally. E. Meynell signature. Brock, ch. 10.10. Judson, p. 410. 12. Changeux, Jean-Pierre. Sur l'expression biochimique de determinants genetiques d'E. coli introduits chez Salmonella typhimurium. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 250 (1960). 3pp. Creased horizontally. Meynell signature. 13. Jacob. Comments. Offprint from Cancer Research 20 (1960). 695-697pp. Without wrappers. 14. Jacob & Monod. On the regulation of gene activity. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 26 (1961). 193-211pp. Without wrappers. Meynell signature. Brock, ch. 10.13. 15. Jacob & Monod. Elements of regulatory circuits in bacteria. Unesco Symposium on Biological Organization. Paris, 1962. Mimeographed. 27pp. plus tables and figures. Without wrappers. Light browning. 16. Jacob; Brenner, Sydney; & Cuzin, Francois. On the regulation of DNA replication in bacteria. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 28 (1963). 329-348pp. Without wrappers. Meynell signature. Brock, ch. 5.11. 17. Jacob & Ryter, Antoinette. Etude au microscope ?ectronique des relations entre m?osomes et noyaux chez Bacillus subtilis. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 257 (1963). 4pp. Plate. Without wrappers. Meynell signature. 18. Lennox, Edwin S. ; Novick, Aaron; & Jacob. Relation between repression level and rate of enzyme synthesis. Offprint from Colloques Internationaux du Centre Nat. de la Recherche Scientifique. No. 124. Mecanismes de regulation des activites cellulaires chez les microorganisms (1965). 209-219pp. Orig. wrappers. Meynell signature. 19. Sebald, Madeleine & Schaeffer, Pierre. Toxinogenese et sporulation chez Clostridium histolyticum. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 260 (1965). 3pp. Without wrappers. 20. Jacob & Ryter. Segregation des noyaux chez Bacillus subtilis au cours de la germination des spores. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 263 (1966). 4pp. Plate. Without wrappers. Meynell signature. 21. Jacob & Ryter. Segregation des noyaux pendant la croissance et la germination de B. subtilis. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 264 (1967). 3pp. Plate. Without wrappers. 22. Jacob. Genetics of the bacterial cell. Offprint from Science 152 (1966). 9pp. Orig. printed self-wrappers. Nobel address. Meynell signature. 23. Jacob; Pereira da Silva, Luiz; & Eisen, Harvey. Sur la r?lication du bacteriophage l. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 266 (1968). 3pp. Without wrappers. 24. Ryter, A.; Hirota, Y.; & Jacob. DNA-Membrane complex and nuclear segregation in bacteria. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 33 (1968). 669-676pp.

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        Two Laura Knight Sketch Books and a holograph letter.

      London 16 Langton Place,St Johns Wood 1968.. Two sketchbooks in a bespoke solander box, together with a holgraph letter from sixteen Langford Place,St John's Wood to Winifred Barrows in Malvern 15/6/64signed with love Laura K .Also contained is an original artists lithographed booklet based on the sketches The sketchbooks are of two sizes 14"x9" and 9"x7" and date from a period when the artist was working with dancers.All the "saleable" drawings have been removed. What remains are quick ballet movement sketches offering a wonderful insight into the artists way of working.

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        A: A Novel

      Grove Press New York: Grove Press. (1968). First. First edition. Boards bowed, thus good only in very good dustwrapper with some age-toning. Signed three times by Warhol and Inscribed on the rear endpaper, each with Warhol's curious drawing (either an "a" or lips, depending who you believe). .

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        Journal of... 2 vols. Presentation inscription to Segre in Vol. 2, with 10 offprints, 3 with inscriptions to Segre

      1940-1968. No Dust Jacket. From the Library of Nobel Prize Winner Emilio Segre Seaborg, Glenn (1912-99). (1). Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg. August 11, 1934 - June 30, 1939 [July 1, 1939 - April 17, 1942]. 2 vols. N.p., October 1982. Mimeographed typescript. vii [1], 502; [4] 503-925pp. Text illustrations. Original printed wrappers. Seaborg's presentation inscription to Segre on title of second vol.: "To Emilio with fond memories of 50 years of friendship and collaboration, Glenn." Page of Segre's notes laid into second vol. Address labels of Segre's widow in each vol. Offered with (2). Collection of 10 offprints and mimeographed documents, as listed below. 8vo & 4to. V.p., 1938-76. Original wrappers or without wrappers as issued; see below for detailed condition statements. From the library of Nobel Laureate Emilio Segre(1905-89); Seaborg's presentation inscriptions to Segre on nos. 7, 9 and 11. First / First Separate Editions. Seaborg shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in chemistry with E. M. Macmillan for their work on the synthetic transuranium elements, which are created by bombarding uranium and other heavy elements with atomic particles. The first such element that Seaborg identified was plutonium (no. 94), which he and his associates J. W. Kennedy and A. C. Wahl found in December 1940; a few months later, with the assistance of Emilio Segre, Seaborg's team isolated the isotope 239Pu and found it to be a potential source of nuclear energy (see no. 10). This discovery was kept secret due to wartime conditions; Seaborg later stated that "the announcement to the world of the existence of plutonium was in the form of the nuclear bomb dropped over Nagasaki" (quoted in James, p. 346). Seaborg spent most of his scientific career at the University of California, Berkeley, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1937 and joined the chemistry faculty the same year. In 1936, while still a graduate student, he became the first chemist to have an ongoing connection with E.O. Lawrence's Radiation Laboratory-home of the cyclotron, the world's first particle accelerator. It was at this time that Seaborg began working with John J. Livingood (see nos. 1, 3 & 5); "their ongoing collaboration . . . produced the largest quantity of information about nuclear reactions obtained by any group in the Laboratory" (Heilbron & Seidel, Lawrence and his Laboratory, p. 355). With Livingood, and later with Segre, J. W. Kennedy and others, Seaborg helped to pioneer the study of isomers, forms of the same unstable nucleus differing in internal energy (nos. 3, 5 & 6). With Livingood and Kennedy, Seaborg undertook a lengthy study of the isomers of activated tellurium (nos. 3 & 5), which was found to be a source of biologically useful radioactive iodine. With Segre, who joined the Rad. Lab. in 1938, Seaborg found the isomers of element 43 (no. 4); this element, later named technetium, had been discovered by Segre in 1936. This early work is discussed in detail in our two volumes of Seaborg's journal (no. 11), which describe his scientific work from August 1934 to April 1942. The years 1940 to 1942 are also covered in no. 10, which focuses primarily on Seaborg's work on plutonium and the isotope U233. During World War II Seaborg served as a section head in the Manhattan Project, supervising the production of plutonium for the atomic bomb. In 1944 he resumed his search for new transuranic elements, identifying americium (no. 95) and curium (no. 96). After the war he returned to Berkeley, where between 1949 and 1958 he and his research teams identified berkelium (no. 97), californium (no. 98), einsteinium (no. 99), fermium (no. 100), mendelevium (no. 101), and nobelium (no. 102)-this brought Seaborg's total of new elements up to nine, more than found by anyone else in history. In 1961, after serving for three years as chancellor of UC Berkeley, Seaborg was appointed chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, where he served until 1971. In 1974 he isolated seaborgium (no. 106), which was named for him. Seaborg was a prolific author, producing 26 books and over 550 papers during his long career. We are offering here a selection of these, ranging from the 1930s to the 1980s. All are from the library of Seaborg's sometime collaborator Emilio Segre, who received half of the 1959 Nobel Prize for physics for his discovery of the antiproton. Both Seaborg and Segre were on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley and both did much of their research at the university's Radiation Laboratory. James, Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, pp. 344-49. "Publications by Glenn T. Seaborg," (web reference) 1. (with J. J. Livingood). Artificial radioactivity as a test for minute traces of elements. Offprint from J. Am. Chem. Soc. 60 (August 1938). 1784-1786pp. Original printed wrappers. 2.(with D. C. Grahame). The distribution of minute amounts of material between liquid phases. Offprint from J. Am. Chem. Soc. 60 (October 1938). 2524-2528pp. Original printed wrappers. 3. (with J. J. Livingood & J. W. Kennedy). Radioactive tellurium: Further production and separation of isomers. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 55 (April 15, 1939). 1 page (794), in original printed wrappers. 4/ (with E. Segre). Nuclear isomerism in element 43. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 55 (May 1, 1939). 808-814pp. Without wrappers as issued. 5. (with J. J. Livingood & J. W. Kennedy). Radioactive isotopes of tellurium. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 57 (March 1, 1940). 363-370pp. Diagrams. Without wrappers as issued. 6. (with G. Friedlaender & J. W. Kennedy). Mechanism of nuclear isomer separation process. Offprint from J. Am. Chem. Soc. 62 (1940). 1309-1310pp. Original printed wrappers. 7. Artificial radioactivity. Offprint from Chem. Reviews 27 (August 1940). 199-285pp. Original printed wrappers, worn. Seaborg's pres. insc. on front wrapper: "Compliments of Glenn T. Seaborg." Segres signature on front wrapper. 8. (with Earl K. Hyde). The transuranium elements. Preprint of a contribution to Vol 39, "Handbuch der Physik." Mimeographed typescript. Berkeley: U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, Feb. 17, 1956. 176ff. Illustrated. In soft-cover binder with ms. label (probably in Seaborg's hand) reading "Hyde Seaborg Transuranium Elements." 9. Elements beyond 100, present status and future prospects. Offprint from Ann. Rev. Nuclear Sci. 18 (1968). 53-152pp. Lacking wrappers. Seaborg's presentation inscription to Emilio Segre on first page: "To Emilio with esteem and appreciation, Glenn." 10. Early history of heavy isotope research at Berkeley, August 1940 to April, 1942. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, June 1976. Mimeographed typescript. [4] 155pp. Original printed wrappers, LBL library shelfmark and tipped-in card pocket.

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        Dante's lyric poetry clarendon press 1968

      2 volls.-br /-LVI-220 + 392 pages-br /-Hardback-br /-Esemplari in ottimo stato, alcune sottolineature e appunti a matita-br /-Contents:-br /-v. 1: The poems: text and translation-br /-v. 2: Commentary.

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        Der DARMSTÄDTER HITDA-CODEX. Bilder und Zierschriften aus der Handschrift 1640 der Hessischen Landes- und Hochschulbibliothek. Mit Erläuterungen von Peter Bloch und einem Vorwort von Erich Zimmermann. (Propyläen Faksimile, hg. v. Bernhard Bischoff (u.a. ) Künstlerische Leitung von Gotthard de Beauclair).

      113 Seiten, 58 montierte Farbtaf. 295 x 400mm. HLdr.iS. *Expl.Nr. 230 v. 500* Text auf Bütten, Sämtliche 58 Zier- und Miniaturseiten sind auf Büttenkarton geklebt* neuwertiges Expl.*.

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        Midi le trèfle blanc. Paris. GLM (Guy Lévis Mano) 1968. 24,5 x 17,8 cm. 24 lose eingelegte Blätter. Originalbroschur..

      Originalausgabe. Cramer, Miró, the illustrated books 119. Eins von 103 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (die Gesamtauflage betrug 588 Exemplare) auf Vélin d`Arches, mit einer Originalfarbradierung von Joan Miró als Frontispiz. Die Radierung von Miró eigenhändig am rechten, unteren Rand signiert. Tadelloses Exemplar.

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        The Americans

      Aperture and The Museum of Modern Art New York: Aperture and The Museum of Modern Art. (1968). First. First revised edition, and first paperbound edition. Introduction by Jack Kerouac. Oblong octavo. Photographic wrappers. Endpapers a trifle foxed, just about fine. Grossman Publishers' label on the rear wrap. .

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        Andy Warhol.

      (Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1968). 4to. Original pictorial wrappers, printed in pink, yellow, orange, and green, after Warhol's "Flowers". Lettered in black on spine.Slightly bent at corners and very minor signs of wear to corners of capitals, a small crease to first leaf, and a tiny weaknes at inner back hinge; otherwise a very nice and clean copy. First 8 leaves with text, the remaining more than 300 leaves full of black-and-white full-page illustrations.. First edition, first printing, of the famous Warhol Stockholm-catalogue, which, a part from its obvious artistic value, played a main part in the "Brillo Box-scandal". It is also in this catalogue that the seminal photographs of the Factory, by Stephen Shore and Billy Name, appear for the first time, along with at least one of his most famous quotations (perhaps THE most famous and most frequently quoted): "In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes".The exhibition in Stockholm was Warhol's first international retrospective exhibition and as such one of his most important ever."This book was published on the occasion of the Andy Warhol exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm February-March 1868. Editing: Andy Warhol, Kasper König, Pontus Huntén, Olle Granath. Typograhy and production: John Melin, Gösta Svensson, Stig Arbman AB, Malmö. Blocks and print: Sydsvenska Dagbladets AB, Malmö, December 1867 - January 1868." (verso of title-page). Photographs by Stephen Shore and Paul Schiff, documenting Warhol's early work

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