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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Our website redesign is now complete!

Welcome to our new site, redesigned by Jessica Gore of Gore Creative.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Christie's to sell Richard Green's library of science classics on June 17, 2008

Christie’s at Rockefeller Center in New York will sell the outstanding library of science classics formed by Richard Green on June 17. We were pleased to have sold Richard most of these classics more than thirty years ago. Among the many treasures are nearly complete collections of first editions by Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Darwin and many other highlights in Printing and the Mind of Man and Dibner’s Heralds of Science. We welcome commission bids from clients for this auction.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Claude Shannon's master's thesis sold

We were excited to sell an original carbon typescript signed of Claude Shannon’s A Symbolic Analysis of Relay and Switching Circuits. This copy of the original thesis, which Shannon submitted to M.I.T. for his Master of Science degree on August 10, 1937, may be the only extant copy other than the file copy at M.I.T. Shannon’s master’s thesis has been frequently called the most important master’s thesis of the twentieth century because of the influence it had on the development of the electronic and computer industries, both of which it pre-dated by at least a decade. The thesis is known primarily from an edited version that appeared in the Transactions of the A.I. E.E. in 1938. Jeremy included that text in his anthology, From Gutenberg to the Internet.

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