Colour photographs. VG+, with VG- dustjacket; tear top of spine to cover. Oversize. N° de réf. du libraire
Most of us collect things, but seldom have entire collections been preserved.A few that did survive have fallen, figuratively, into the clutches of two of America's most innovative minds: photographer Rosamond Wolff Purcell and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. What these collections say about the collectors, and about human beings in general, is the subject of this strangely beautiful and rich compendium. Here are Purcell's wonderfully exotic photographs of teeth and other human artifacts from the collection of Peter the Great; moles, pigs, and dogs from van Heurn's many boxes of perfectly preserved skins; and all manner of preserved life from Rothschild's Birds of Paradise to the fish of Agassiz. Here also is Gould at his best, delighting in the unusual and making connections to our own history and evolution that only the most fertile and whimsical mind could imagine - and that few will be able to resist. This is a book for those with a craving for beauty, knowledge, and a fascination with the unusual.
About the Author: Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University. He published over twenty books, received the National Book and National Book Critics Circle Awards, and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Titre : Finders, Keepers - Eight Collectors.
Éditeur : Hutchinson Radius, Lndn/ 1992. First edition.
Reliure : Hardback.
Description du livre Hutchinson Radius, London, 1992. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Purcell, Rosamond Wolff (illustrateur). First Hardback Edition.. 290 x 240mm. pp. 155. English text. Volume showcasing natural history pieces from eight major collectors including those of Peter the Great, Mary Anning, Thomas Hawkins and others. Colour illustrations. Bound in original black boards. Housed in black pictorial dust jacket. Small (8mm) to top of dust jacket and some marking and light bumping to dust jacket. Binding strong. No ownership inscription or underlining. Dust jacket protected with removable mylar cover. 1.2kg. Extra postage overseas. N° de réf. du libraire 034758
Description du livre Hutchinson Radius, 1992. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. jacket is shelf rubbed and a bit chipped. light marks. book is slightly heavy. well bound. good copy.[S.K]. N° de réf. du libraire blae
Description du livre Radius, 1992. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 005261
Description du livre Random House UK. Hardcover. État : Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. N° de réf. du libraire G0091753287I3N00
Description du livre Hutchinson Radius, London, England, 1992. Hardcover. État : Very Good Minus. Etat de la jaquette : Good Plus. 1st Edition. NOTE: This oversize/heavy book will require additional charges for overseas shipping, please inquire prior to ordering;155 pages; black cloth, gilt spine titles; full color illustrations; color pictorial dust jacket, not price-clipped; some wear, small blemishes to boards, dampstain to upper rear endpapers; wear to extremities of jacket, scattered scratches and other blemishes; a very good minus copy in a good plus jacket. N° de réf. du libraire X01589
Description du livre Random House UK, 1992. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. First Edition. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0091753287
Description du livre Hutchinson Radius, London, 1992. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. WE SPECIALIZE IN PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS. From the shelf in our private library. Text by paleontologist Jay Gould. Photos by Purcell. Treasures and Oddities of Natural History. 155pp. 9 illustrated chapters, some photos 1 to a page. Exotic photos of moles, pigs, dogs, and other preserved life :- birds of Paradise, Fish of Agassiz, bones, teeth, pickled brains. Wondrous images. Such beauty in horror! Fine throughout in a Fine dust-jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de réf. du libraire P25066
Description du livre Hutchinson Radius, London, 1992. Black Cloth, Gilt Type. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. Profusely Illustrated Colour Photographs (illustrateur). First. Photographs by Rosamond Wolff Purcell.Minor shelfwear, surface marking to dustjacket, not priceclipped, otherwise a Fine, unmarked copy in total.155 pp. No inscriptions. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. N° de réf. du libraire 004560
Description du livre Hutchinson Radius, London, GB, 1992. Hardback. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 155 pgs. Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 9 1/2. Fine in Fine dust jacket in Brodart cover. Sticker residue on front FEP. DJ is price-clipped. Eight unusual collections. Heavily illustrated with photographs. N° de réf. du libraire GOULFINDEHJ1
Description du livre Random House UK, 1992. Hardcover. État : Good. 0. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. N° de réf. du libraire 0091753287