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        Crossing Open Ground

      NY: Scribner. (1988). A collection of essays on "the bond between mankind and the land and man's heartbreaking betrayal of [it]." Inscribed by the author to another writer in the field, "with gratitude for the illumination you offer, with great respect for your testimony." Dated in the year of publication. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        ONE LIFE AT A TIME, PLEASE. Signed

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988 First Edition Signed and dated in the year of publication by Edward Abbey on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 225 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 black cloth over red paper covered boards, gilt titles to the spine in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. Classic Abbey. "The announcement of a new Abbey book, whether essays or fiction, stirs a personal craving no other current American writer can satisfy." Los Angeles Times Book Review.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        WINGLESS ON LUNA: THE 25TH WINGS CLUB GENERAL HAROLD R. HARRIS 'SIGHT' LECTURE (Presented at Intercontinental Hotel, New York, May 20, 1988) [Inscribed]

      New York: Wing's Club, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. Original blue cloth. No DJ, as issued. Fine. Inscribed, dated and SIGNED by Armstrong to ffep to longtime Pan Am spokesman Jeff Kreindler: “ 25pp. A largely technical discussion of the challenges posed by space flight and the development of the lunar module. Remarkably (or perhaps not given Armstrong's famed desire for privacy), WINGLESS represents the only separately published work from the first man to walk on the moon. A scarce book and an uncommon signature; since the early 1990's Armstrong has refused autograph requests. Rare thus, and a nice association between two airmen.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        My Pretty Pony ---by Stephen King ---a Signed, Limited Edition ( Aluminum Edition with Digital Clock with Custom Slipcase )

      N.Y.: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988, 1st Edition, 1st Printing ----------hardcover, a Fine unread copy in a Near Fine/ Fine custom made clamshell slipcase (not issued with this production but strongly recommended by The Whitney Museum as a safe harbour for this unique piece), book is approx. 19 x 13 inches, a stunning production and missing from many KING collections, bound in aluminum with a red leather spine, digital clock mounted in the front aluminum panel (battery has run down but can be easily replaced), one of 280 copies, signed by KING and KRUGER, 100 copies were reserved for patrons of the museum, 150 copies were offered for sale, 30 Roman numeraled copies were reserved for family and friends, this is one of the 150 copies edition, when this tome was issued purchasers were given information about caring for the book with the recommendation (certainly a strong suggestion) that the buyer might want to have a custom case made for the book, the company BOOKLAB INC, was recommended for this, this copy DOES HAVE the custom clam-shell tray case designed and produced by BookLab Inc., the case is Near Fine/Fine and is a perfect holder for this massive, weighty book, this copy also has the original BookLab letter and order form for this traycase, that letter states: "A handsome drop-spine box was made to house (this) volume. The box is covered in two tones of grey, with grey tweed book cloth on the case and steel grey fabric on the walls. The title is stamped in silver on the red leather spine label. The interior is lined in steel gray (cloth), and the entire ensemble harmonizes with the book in color and style. ---", As well, a letter (and a catalogue for BL Inc) (both in a Whitney Museum envelope) is included on how to care for the book, including care for the aluminum covers and how to change the battery in the clock, this letter also states that the interleaving protective sheets between the illustrations and the text can be removed ---"in 1990 when the ink is fully dry"---, of course the lithographs were dry but the interleaves were only there for "just-in-case" protection to protect from any potential bleeding of inks, this copy has NOT had the interleaf protectors removed, so this copy is as issued, additional images are available, hard to imagine a nicer, more complete copy, (and finally, this is in the original shipping box for the traycase ---just a cardboard box with packing but it is what the traycase was shipped in when ordered ), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by Barbara Kruger Design.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        The Letter Of Marque

      London: Collins, 1988.. First Edition. Fine/Fine. 0002231492 FIRST EDITION Bound in the publishers blue cloth with gilt title lettering to spine. The pages 284 remain in fresh, clean condition throughout with no inscriptions and are tightly bound. Binding is sharp with no bumping to corners. Book sits solid and square. Housed in the distinctive pictorial wraparound dustwrapper with publishers printed price intact on front inside flap. Dustwrapper is in excellent condition with no fading and vibrant colour tone and is considered fine. Protected in a removable, archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. The photograph provided is a picture of the book and the dustwrapper and we are happy to send more images on request. A lovely copy of this elusive Jack Aubrey title and rarely found in this condition.

      [Bookseller: The Rare Book Shelf]
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        Glyptotek. With intaglio prints by Jim DINE

      NY / London: Pace Editions / Waddington Graphics, 1988, first edition, number 31 of 90 exemplars (total edition 100), signed by Jim Dine on the justification page. Poem by Sappho, translated by Jim Dine and ill'd by Dine with 40 original intaglio prints from copper plates, printed on Zerkall Litho paper; bound in black cloth with matching slipcase by Pella Erskine-Tulloch and Jane Rollo of Bookworks (London). Overall size about 28 x 22 inches (72 x 56 cm), images a little smaller. The intaglio process combines lithography, etching and aquatint. This outstanding American livre d'artiste graphically interprets the sculptures of the old masters in the Munich Glyptotek. In excellent condition. Reference: Carpenter 166.1-166.40.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        (Hamburg 1929 - 1995). Bergfrau Yamauba. Farbradierung auf Japan, von 1988. Signiert und datiert. 58 x 32,5 cm.

      Janssen, Farbradierungen 12.- Gedruckt von zwei Platten für die Vorzugsausgabe der 'Utamaro-Mappe'.- Eines von 100 numerierten Exemplaren.

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        INSCRIBED COPY of What Mad Pursuit and Additional Signed Letter Archive

      New York: Basic Books, Inc, 1988. First Edition. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. An archive of material containing several signed letters from Crick to Meyer Friedman of the Meyer Friedman Institute as well as an inscribed copy of Crick's book, What Mad Pursuit. Francis Crick presented Friedman with an inscribed copy of his book What Mad Pursuit in October 1988. Friedman sent Crick a check for the book, which Crick signed (a note from Friedman to that effect is included in the archive). Several years later, Friedman in 1993 approached Crick attempting to learn about reprints of his 1953 paper. In 1997, Friedman asked and received permission from Crick to pubish a photograph of Crick in his book, "Medicine's Ten Most Significant Discoveries". 2 letters signed by Crick note these events. The specifics of the archive follow with a brief history. Crick, Francis, WHAT MAD PURSUIT: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery, Basic Books: New York, 1988, First edition. INSCRIBED by Crick to Meyer Friedman of the Meyer Friedman Institute. WITH several SIGNED letters and a SIGNED check. Today the term DNA is a household word, a word we associate with the continued battle against disease, the continuing understanding of our own workings as a human machine, and to those of us who are interested in the seminal inventions of the 20th century, with the Giants who discovered DNA: Francis Crick, James Watson, Rosalind Franklin and RG Gosling. Watson, Crick, and Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1962 for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nuclear acids and its significance for information transfer in living material. What Mad Pursuit contains Francis Crick's account of that remarkable journey, and it gives us a rather personal window into the man. This particular copy is INSCRIBED to Meyer Friedman, who is probably best known as the co-developer the theory of the "Type A" behavior, and who opened up the field of inquiry into the mind-heart (or mind-body) connection that has also became a part of our popular culture. It is a fascinating connection between 2 scientists. One who is looking at the macro or "top-down" world of how we work as humans, and the other who is looking at the micro, or "inside-out" way of how we work as humans. This archive includes several letters SIGNED by Crick to Friedman. The book is inscribed to Friedman in 1988, and was given to Friedman by Crick. The archive includes a note Friedman wrote indicating he afterward sent Crick a check for the cost of the book: "I admit I also sent him the check to get his signature on its reverse side. I was fortunate." The signed check is also included. 2 further letters between Crick and Friedman are included in the archive. The first from 1993 is responding to a query by Friedman about reprints of his 1953 paper. The second grants permission to Friedman to publish Cricks photograph in a book Medicine's Ten Most Significant Discoveries. In all, 5 pieces (with 4 signatures by Crick). What Mad Pursuit is very good in dj, noting some spine slant, what appears to be a coffee stain on the fore-edge, and sun-fading to the dj in several places. A small fine black ink mark on p. 69 with very short related note inked on rear endpaper (both from Friedman). The 2 letters from Crick are Fine noting the usual folds for mailing. Friedman's note is very good and the check is good with a paperclip indentation through Crick's signature. A nice archive, and worthy of addition to any strong collection of 20th century medicine. Very Good.

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      Munich:: Schirmer/Mosel,, 1988. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED BY BERND AND HILLA BECHER. As New hardback First Edition First Printing in an As New Dust Jacket. Text in German. 4to. 231 pp. With 223 duotone plates.

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        Baltasar and Blimunda

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1988. Gilt lettered green cloth wrapped in pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half title to Greg Gatenby, director of the Harbourfront reading series with his ownership signature on the endpaper. A salutation in Portugurese indicating how happy he is to be on the Toronto Waterfront. Dated Oct 91. Some creases in dj (printing defect) o/w a fine copy.. Inscribed by the Author. 1st UK Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

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      Hyattsville, MD: Rebecca Press, 1988. 38pp. From an edition of 300 copies, this is “the third in a set of three fairy tales in which roses are significant story elements.” One of fifteen state proof copies, letter “H,” designed by Rebecca Bingham and printed by Darrell Hyder under the imprint of the Rebecca Press. Illustrated with original wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain, who also signed the book. An extra set of fourteen signed wood engravings and an original watercolor of a partly opened rose are also enclosed. Bound by the Green Dragon Bindery in violet leather, with a rose inlaid on the front cover in two colors and with pink suede doublures. A.e.g. Pink suede and marbled-paper clamshell box. (Bradbury p.233). (2 7/8 by 2 3/16; 83x64mm).

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        A Leaf from "The First of May," a Fairy Masque. With an Essay on Walter Crane by Carolyn Johnson

      Fullerton, CA: Stone & Lorson, 1988. Folio. iv,9 ff. One of 50 copies designed and bound by Joseph D'Ambrosio, signed by him, Carolyn Johnson, and Carmen Voss, the handcolorist. This twentieth-century leaf book contains a leaf from Act II scene one, from a portfolio edition of John R. Wise's poem "The First of May," illustrated and designed by Walter Crane (London, Sotheran, 1881). Crane's drawings, layout, and his lettering of the text were done in pencil, and printed in Paris. Sotheran's proudly announced "The process adopted has been the Photo-gravure of Messrs Goupil & Co., a process well-known to Artists for its absolute faithfulness and exquisite softness, but hitherto comparatively unknown to the general public." The Walter Crane plates were handcolored by Carmen Voss. The unbound leaves are laid-into a linen clamshell box designed by D'Ambrosio to serve as a frame for the leaf, with a plexiglass panel and gold leaf inserts. Very light soiling to linen, else very fine.

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        Touching the Void

      London: Jonathan Cape Limited, 1988. First Edition, [First Printing] . Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good+/Very Good) A very tidy copy which is SIGNED by Joe Simpson on the title page, in a tidy dust jacket. ______ All notable faults: Book has publisher&#39;s ISBN correction label on the copyright and imprint page. Dust jacket has some creasing on the corners and edges and moderate to heavy fading of the lettering. 15342. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [3 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book.] .

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      Los Angeles, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1988. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. Los Angeles, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1988. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. The artist/photographer&#39;s breakthrough debut collection. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 2000 copies. The first and only ediiton. The book is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Ken Schles and Jack Woody: Regular-sized volume format. Cloth boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Ken Schles. Text-quotations by Jean Baudrillard, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Lewis Mumford, and George Orwell. Printed in gravure on thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to absolutely the highest standards. The tonal range of the gravure reproductions must be seen to be believed. In black pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Ken Schles&#39; haunting images of city landscapes juxtaposed with the people who live in them. They share an indescribably disturbing quality that makes them seem perfectly made for each other: An eerie, desolate place for a shadowy, soulless people. It is well-known that the pictures were taken in New York City and evoke Weegee&#39;s great work ("Naked City"). But there is no doubt that Schles intends the photographs to be seen as transcending their actual place and having a universal significance. They are the intensely personal vision of an artist and his private universe. The book puzzled audiences at first, but now enjoys canonical status. The collection seems to have haunted Ken Schles (as much as its admirers) because it took him more than a decade to produce his second collection, "Geometry of Innocence". In today&#39;s media hype-driven world, he would have been forgotten by now after such a long absence. It is evident that Ken Schles&#39; "message" in these wordless photographs speak to people in a way that is compelling and indelible. An absolute "must-have" title for Ken Schles collectors. <b><i> This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Most copies available online have major flaws. A rare copy thus. </b></i> 45 sheetfed gravure plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KEN SCHLES TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 094264235X.

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        Original Drawing

      1988. An original drawing by Wilson for William Burroughs&#39; book Tornado Alley. This image was included in the exhibition "Ports of Entry: William Burroughs and the Arts" that was mounted by the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art in 1996, and it is reproduced on page 140 of the exhibition catalog. Interestingly, the illustration in the book does not show some of the work that Wilson did, as it was done using nonrepro blue pencil which does not show up when photographed: Wilson&#39;s edits didn&#39;t appear in Tornado Alley and they don&#39;t appear in Ports of Entry but they are quite visible in the work itself. Wilson, one of the great artists of the underground comix of the 1960s and beyond, whom R. Crumb has said was a major influence on Crumb&#39;s own work, collaborated with Burroughs on a number of projects. This is not only a significant work of art, and a significant association with Burroughs, but it is also signed by Wilson, who has added, "To Nelson" next to his signature: Wilson gave this work to his friend Nelson Lyon, who loaned it to the exhibition and is listed in the book as one of the lenders to the exhibit. This is, in effect, a three-way association: Nelson Lyon was the co-producer of Burroughs&#39;s Dead City Radio, an album of Burroughs reading his work against a background of experimental music by various artists. 9-3/4" x 6-3/4". Matted and framed. Fine. .

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        The Charts and Coastal Views of Captain Cook&#39;s Voyages

      London: The Hakluyt Society, 1988. Three volumes complete - Volume One - lxiv, 328pp; Volume Two - c, 332pp and Volume Three - cxxxvi, 319pp, [1]. Original cloth, title in gilt to spine, with ship device in gilt to upper cover, in DJ&#39;s. DJ&#39;s to volumes one and three have some marking to front covers, very slightly soiled, generally clean. Internally bright and clean. Also included is the Annual Report of the Hakluyt Society from 1987, which includes the text of the talk by Lt. Cdr. Andrew David on &#39;The Charts and Coastal Views of Captain Cook&#39;s Voyages&#39;. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good+/Very Good. Elephant Folio.

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        Karel Appel - The Early Years 1937-1957.

      Éditions Galilée, Paris 1988. Folio. 550 pages with 832 coloured illustrations. Publisher's cloth in dust wrappers and a cloth slipcase. With an inserted colour lithograph numbered 86/150. Signed by Karel Appel in pencil, and numbered. This copy is in excellent condition.. This is a limited edition of 150 copies, this copy is number 86. Appel was one of the founders of the COBRA artist group

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        NUOVA RACCOLTA COLOMBIANA. Comitato Nazionale per le Celebrazioni del V Centenario della Scoperta dell'America.

      In-4, 23 voll. in 31 tomi, legat. edit., custodie, circa 500 pp. cad. vol., con numerose illustrazioni nel t. L?opera è così composta: - Vol. I: Cristoforo Colombo: Il Giornale di bordo, in 2 tomi. - Vol. II: Cristoforo Colombo: Relazioni e lettere sul 2°-3°-4° viaggio, in 2 tomi. - Vol. III: Cristoforo Colombo: Lettere e scritti (1495-1506). Libro de las profecias, in 2 tomi. - Vol. IV: I documenti genovesi e liguri, in 2 tomi. - Vol. V: Le scoperte di Colombo nelle relazioni sincrone di scrittori italiani. - Vol. VI: La scoperta del nuovo mondo negli scritti di Pietro Martire d'Anghiera. - Vol. VII: Le scoperte di Colombo nelle testimonianze di Diego Alvarez Chanca e di Andres Bernaldez. - Vol. VIII: Le Historie della vita e dei fatti dell'ammiraglio Don Cristoforo Colombo, in 2 tomi. - Vol. IX: Le scoperte di Colombo nei testi di Bartolomeo de Las Casas, in 2 tomi. - Vol. X: Le scoperte di Colombo nei testi di Fernandez de Oviedo. - Vol. XI: La Liguria e Genova al tempo di Colombo, in 2 tomi. - Vol. XII: Chio dei Genovesi al tempo di Colombo. - Vol. XIII: La tradizione cartografica genovese e Colombo. - Vol. XIV: La presenza degli Italiani in Portogallo nel periodo colombiano. - Vol. XV: Colombo in Spagna: Sette anni decisivi della sua vita (1485-1492). - Vol. XVI: La presenza degli Italiani in Spagna nel periodo Colombiano. - Vol. XVII: Le navi di Cristoforo Colombo. - Vol. XVIII: Colombo e la scoperta nelle grandi opere letterarie. - Vol. XIX: Bartolomeo Colombo. - Vol. XX: Archeologia della scoperta colombiana. - Vol. XXI: Amerigo Vespucci, in 2 tomi. Seguono: 1 vol., ?Atlante colombiano della grande scoperta? e 1 vol. di ?Iconografia colombiana?, con 218 tavole a colori f.t. Monumentale opera, di primaria importanza, rarissima a reperirsi completa come il presente esemplare. Bella ediz. su carta speciale filigranata in 1400 esempl. num., in ottimo stato.

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        Wood Engravings By Gertrude Hermes Being Illustrations to Selborne with Extracts from Gilbert White

      Newtown: Gwas Gregynog, 1988.. Illustrated by Gertrude Hermese. First Thus. Fine. Folio 0948714212 Introduced by William Condry with a postrcript by James Hamilton. Copy number 23 of 240 copies (25 bound in full leather). This copy is has a cloth spine over paper-covered boards. There are 6 full page illustrations.

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        SOUTHERN NIGHTS: Epigraphs; From JOE; Cold Black Peas; Birth of a Baby, So Lovely; Swiss Time; From THURBERAMA; Lost Homes; and Sugarhouse

      The Mud Puppy Press Chapel Hill, NC: The Mud Puppy Press, (1988). First Edition. Wraps. Fine. Complete set of eight limited edition chapbooks in printed color wraps, with original printed paper wraparound band. Of a total edition of 126, these are one of 26 lettered copies. Each chapbook is lettered "E" and SIGNED by its author. While individual numbered copies of these are readily available, an entire lettered set is quite scarce.

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        Trattato dell'acqua ardente. milano 1988 editore: philobyblon

      Ril. in cart.legg. e cust., cm 33,5x23, pp 161. Questa ed. a cura di piero cigada è stata composta e impressa da Ruggero Olivieri in carattere Bembo monotype su progetto grafico di Franco Sciardelli. La tiratura in carta intonsa sicars è di 120 copie in numeri arabi e dieci cifrate in numeri romani. Ottobre 1988. Esemplare n. 28.

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        The Lagrangian in Quantum Mechanics.Charkow: Technischer Staatsverlag, 1933. First edition.

      Extremely rare offprint of this seminal paper which, in the hands of Richard Feynman, gave birth to the path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics and Feynman integrals.<br/><br/> "Since Richard Feynman's death in 1988 it has become increasingly clear that he was one of the most brilliant and original physicists of the twentieth century. The Nobel Prize in Physics for 1965, shared with Julian Schwinger and Sin-itiro Tomonaga, rewarded their independent path-breaking work on the renormalization theory of quantum electrodynamics (QED). Feynman based his own formulation of a consistent QED, free of meaningless infinities, upon the work in his doctoral thesis of 1942 at Princeton University... His new approach to quantum theory made use of the Principle of Least Action and led to methods for the very accurate calculation of quantum electromagnetic processes, as amply confirmed by experiment. These methods rely on the famous 'Feynman diagrams,' derived originally from the path integrals, which fill the pages of many articles and textbooks. Applied first to QED, the diagrams and the renormalization procedure based upon them also play a major role in other quantum field theories, including gravity and the current 'Standard Model' of elementary particle physics" (Brown, p. vii). <br/><br/> "The essential parts of his thesis were published in 1948 in his paper 'Space-time approach to non-relativistic quantum mechanics'. The Feynman path-integral approach to quantum mechanics was on a par with the formulations of M. Born, W. Heisenberg and P. Jordan, P.A.M. Dirac, and E. Schrödinger of 1925-26. Feynman had developed the path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics to quantize the action-at-a-distance theory of the classical electron and thus to avoid problems arising in field theory from the self-interaction of the electron. The methods of quantization associated with the work of Heisenberg, Schrödinger and Dirac all began with the Hamiltonian function as the generator of the evolution of the system with time, whereas the classical action-at-a-distance theory employed a classical action principle based on the Lagrangian. This involved the interaction of two currents, each a function of an independent space-time variable. In his Nobel Lecture, Feynman described how he discovered [in the present paper] (with the help of Herbert Jehle) an infinitesimal time development operator of Dirac involving the classical Lagrangian. Successive applications of this operator to the initial wave function generated the wave function at any later time, and the wave function was equivalent to finding the solution of the Schrödinger equation. To obtain the wave function after a finite time has elapsed, however, one had to integrate over all possible paths containing two arbitrary space-time points. This, in fact, was the path-integral approach of Feynman" (Biogr. Mems Fell. R. Soc.Lond. 48 (2002), p. 107). <br/><br/> "In the autumn of 1932, [Dirac] found another way of [developing quantum mechanics by analogy with classical mechanics], by generalising the property of classical physics that enables the path of any object to be calculated, regardless of the nature of the forces acting on it.<br/><br/> "[At the heart of this technique are two quantities.] The first, known as the Lagrangian, is the difference between an object's energy of motion and the energy it has by virtue of its location. The second, the so-called 'action' associated with the object's path, is calculated by adding the values of the Lagrangian from the beginning of the path to its end. In classical physics, the path taken by any object between two points in any specified time interval turns out... to be the one corresponding to the smallest value of the 'action'... <br/><br/> "Dirac thought that the concept of 'action' might be just as important in the quantum world of electrons and atomic nuclei as it is in the large-scale domain. When he generalised the idea to quantum mechanics, he found that a quantum particle has not just one path available to it but an infinite number, and they are - loosely speaking - centred around the path predicted by classical mechanics. He also found a way of taking into account all the paths available to the particle to calculate the probability that the quantum particle moves from one place to another... <br/><br/> "Normally, he would submit a paper like this to a British journal, such as the Proceedings of the Royal Society, but this time he chose to demonstrate his support for Soviet physics by sending the paper to a new Soviet journal... Dirac was quietly pleased with his 'little paper' and wrote in early November to one of his colleagues in Russia: 'It appears that all the important things in the classical [...] treatment can be taken over, perhaps in a rather disguised form, into the quantum theory'" (Farmelo, pp. 215-6). <br/><br/> G. Farmelo, The strangest man, 1988. Feynman's discovery of Dirac's paper, and his derivation of the method of path-integrals from it, is described in his own words in his Nobel Prize address ( Laurie M. Brown, Feynman's thesis. A new approach to quantum theory, 2005 (this is the first publication of Feynman's complete Ph.D. thesis; it reprints the present paper of Dirac as an appendix). The journal Physikalische Zeitschrift der Sowjetunion is uncommon even in institutional collections (COPAC lists only eight UK holdings).. 8vo (229 x 152 mm), offprint from Physikalische Zeitschrift der Sowjetunion, Vol. 3 (1933), pp. 64-72, original printed wrappers, light vertical crease from having been folded for postage, else fine. Very rare

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        My Mother, In Memory

      Raven Editions Elmwood CT: Raven Editions. 1988. First. First edition. Frontispiece by Russell Chatham. Wrappers with printed spine label. Frontispiece by Russell Chatham. Fine. Prospectus laid in. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author, and Initialed by Chatham. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sir John Tenniel´s Illustrations to Lewis Carroll´s Alice´s in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass. Ninety-one prints from the original wood blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from drawings by Sir John Tenniel & one print from an electrotype.

      London, Macmillan, 1988. Two book boxes with 91 plates, each mounted in its own folder with its title + 1 plate print from an electrotype. The textvolume is lacking here. The book boxes are leather-backed and in the publisher´s slipcase (28 X 20 cm). Mint condition.. Printed in 250 numbered copies, of which this is no 200

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        Ferns Their Habitats in the British and Irish Landscape

      London: Collins, 1988.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo 0002193833 New Naturalist Number 74. With 21 colour photographs, and over 160 photographs and diagrams in black and white, 430pp inc index. No fading to dust wrapper.

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        Ferns. Their Habitats in the British and Irish Landscapes.

      London: Collins (1988).. First edition, 8vo, 430 pp. 21 colour illustrations plus numerous black and white ones in the text. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, a fine bright copy. New Naturalist series no. 74.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Love in the time of cholera - 1st us edition alfred a. knopf new york 1988

      Fine in Fine dust jacket First Edition; First Printing A wonderful First Printing of the First American Edition in unread Fine to

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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