Lot 16 of 457:
Louis Alvarez: Adventures of a Physicist inscribed  

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Title:
Alvarez: Adventures of a Physicist
Author:
Alvarez, Luis W.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Basic Books
Date:
[1987]
Description:

292 pp. Illustrated from photographs. (8vo) burgundy cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition.

Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper by Alvarez to editor and publisher Jack Shoemaker: "For Jack Shoemaker, with warmest regards, Louis W. Alvarez." Luis Walter Alvarez was an American experimental physicist, inventor, and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968. The American Journal of Physics commented, "Luis Alvarez was one of the most brilliant and productive experimental physicists of the twentieth century." Scarce inscribed copy.

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Condition:
Light wear and soiling to jacket, area of faint toning on front panel near flap; top board bowed, with discolored area on top board bearing imprint of the front dust jacket panel; else very good.
 
Item number:
304709a
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