Item #214267 The Visible College. Gary Werskey.
The Visible College

The Visible College

Allen Lane, (1978). First Edition. Hardcover. Item #214267
ISBN: 0713908262

376 pages. 'A collective biography of British scientists and socialists of the 1930s' from the jacket cover. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a dust jacket with some edge wear and lamination beginning to peel on rear cover. From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance. *** Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay 'A Seahorse for All Races' Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: 'Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book.' *** We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

Price: $50.00

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