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Foote, Shelby (Signed). New York/Random House/1958-63-74.
First printings, all in first issue dust jackets. INSCRIBED IN VOLUME 1 TO ANNE MERIWETHER. An exceptional set, in 3 volumes: volume I, Ft. Sumter to Perryville, with "11/58" on rear flap of dust jacket and price of $10.00 on the front flap; volume II,Fredricksburg to Meridian, with date of "11/63" on front flap of dust jacket and price of $12.50; volume III, Red River to Appomattox, with date of "11/74" on rear flap of dust jacket and price of $20.00 on front flap. A exceptional set, internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; dust jackets are very good + to fine. Volume I is inscribed thus: "For Anne Meriwether / from Shelby Foote / Charleston / 24 June 95." Anne Meriwether, was wife of James B. Meriwether (1928-2007). He was author, editor and critic, produced 120 works in 312 publications, in 3 languages; was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities. Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. (1916-2005) rarely signed his books. Most signed copies are signed on a page tipped-in by the publisher - copies signed on the FEP of the book itself, as is the present copy, are quite scarce on the market. This set of 3 volumes was issued over a 16 year period and was well-received and much respected by Civil War buffs. Interest in this work zoomed to the stratosphere, when in 1990, Ken Burns' eleven hour documentary was shown on PBS of "The Civil War."
Genre: Military, Civil War
Gardner, Erle Stanley. New York/William Morrow & Co./1944.
First Edition. Octavo, 220 pages; original black cloth, printed in red; a fine, lovely copy, in a compelling color pictorial dust jacket, with $2.00 price on front flap.
Genre: Mystery, Modern First Edition
NOLAN, William F. and George Clayton Johnson. New York/Dial Press/1967.
SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY WILLIAM F. NOLAN AND GEORGE CLAYTON JOHNSON ON TITLE PAGE. Inscribed to bookdealer Charles Parkhurst. First Edition. A very good+ copy with mild cover edge wear and stain front cover in a near fine dust jacket with no staining. 133 pp.
Genre: Modern First Edition, Science Fiction, Signed
Watson, James D., New York/Atheneum/1968.
Original blue cloth, xvi12 pages. SIGNED BY JAMES D. WATSON ON HALF TITLE PAGE without personalization. A fine first edition review copy with review slip laid-in. Dust jacket is near fine. Housed in a custom made half calf morocco and cloth clamshell box. Watson and Crick received the Nobel Prize for Physiology, or Medicine, in 1962, for their discovery of DNA, which was announced in the April, 1953 issue of Nature magazine. Now, explained here is the personal story of their discovery of the double helix configuration of DNA, THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF ALL LIFE: THE MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY OF THE 20TH CENTURY AND PERHAPS THE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF ALL TIME. James Dewey Watson (1928 -) studied at the University of Chicago and received his Ph.D. in 1950 at the University of Indiana. He studied in Copenhagen for a year, then returned to the California Institute of Technology, before joining the faculty of Harvard University in 1955. Provenance: Dr. Sam Hessel, M.D. - Charles Parkhurst Books, Inc.
Genre: Science & Technology, Signed
Crick, Francis, H. C. Marshall, W. Nirenberg, San Francisco/W. H. Freeman/1962.
FIRST AND THIRD OFFPRINTS SIGNED ON FRONT WRAPPERS BY FRANCIS H. C. CRICK without personalization. SECOND OFFPRINT SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "WITH BEST WISHES" ON FRONT WRAPPER BY MARSHALL W. NIRENBERG without personalization. Three offprints in original printed wrappers from Scientific American, October 1962, Vol. 207, No. 4 pp. 66-74, Scientific American, March 1963 and Scientific American, October 1966, Vol. 215, No. 4 pp. 55-62. First and third offprints in fine condition. Second offprint in very good condition, three hole punched and with ink stamps front wrapper. Housed in custom half calf and marbled boards clamshell box. James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material". Provenance: Dr. Sam Hessel, M.D. - Charles Parkhurst Books, Inc.
Genre: Science & Technology, Signed