Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, (1995). First Edition. Hardcover. Item #222850
234 pages. '[E]xplores the relationship between natural forms and human design' -- from the jacket flap. Illustrated in black-and-white. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a dust jacket with a very short closed tear to the bottom front cover else fine. Inscribed by the author to the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould, who is cited repeatedly in the book. 'To Steve, who found a square snail. Love, Delta / 8 Feb 95.' From Gould's Harvard office library. With a posthumous 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.