“I believe the high value of well-bred males is due to their transmitting their good qualities to a far greater number of offspring than can the female.”DARWIN, CHARLES
Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January 
CHARLES DARWIN ON SEXUALITY AND THE TRANSMISSION OF HEREDITARY CHARACTERISTICS.
BATESON, SAUNDERS, and PUNNETT
Reports to the Evolution Committee of the Royal Society. Reports I–V.. London: Royal Society, 1902-1909 
FIRST EDITIONS. A splendid association copy, from the library of Caroline Pellew with her signed inscription: “C. Pellew Ink corrections taken from W. Bateson’s corrections in his own copy.”
(ARMSTRONG, NEIL.) VERNE, JULES
A Trip to the Moon. New York: F. M. Lupton, September 9, 1893
Signed by Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon. This classic of science fiction, turned into scientific fact by Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission, was first published as De la Terre à la Lune in 1865.
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. London: John Murray, 1871
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the uncorrected text in Vol. I and with the list of errata on the verso of the title-page in Vol. II. Freeman observes that “there are important textual differences” between the two issues of the first edition. One of these, later rectified with the removal of long passages from the second issue, is pointed out in the first issue’s inserted slip referring to “a serious an unfortunate error, in relation to the sexual differences of animals.”
HUXLEY, THOMAS HENRY
Darwiniana. London: Macmillan, 1893
FIRST EDITION. A spectacular Darwin association copy, presented by Thomas Henry Huxley to Joseph Dalton Hooker, with an engraved “From the author” slip on the front pastedown above which is written “Sir J. D. Hooker.”
ELSHOLTZ ,JOHANN SIGISMUND
The Curious Distillatory. London: Printed by J. D. for Robert Boulter, 1677
First edition in English. Elsholtz (1623-1688), who studied at Padua, was physician to Elector Friedrich Wilhelm and director of the botanical garden at Brandenburg.
VIGUIER ,S. A.
Table for Transmitting Chinese Despatches by Telegraph, containing all characters employed in official, commercial, or private correspondence of Chinese, and their translation in numbers. Shanghai: Printed at the American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1871
FIRST EDITION. The Great Northern Telegraph Company introduced the telegraph in China in 1871. This rare volume enabled its use in Chinese, marking an epoch in the history of commerce.