Heralds of science as represented by two hundred epochal books and pamphlets selected from the Burndy Library View larger
Dibner (Bern), 1897-1988
Burndy Library (Norwalk, CT)

Heralds of science as represented by two hundred epochal books and pamphlets selected from the Burndy Library

Cambridge, MA & London, MIT Press, 1969
(25.5 cm), 96 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogue of 200 books deemed by the author to be “Heralds of Science”, because they “proclaimed new truths or hypotheses of science”. Reprint of the 1955 edition. “The annotated list and its dedication remain, after 22 years, as effective today as when issued, with only minor modification to accommodate acquired improved editions, and with only a single substitution. The Heralds has become one of the basic references in booksellers’ catalogues concerning books in the sciences” (Bern Dibner, “The Dibner Library in mitosis” in The Book Collector, Winter 1977, pp.495-523). ¶ Wrappers worn, minor defects. Unmarked copy.
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