Four volumes from the library of Antony Hewish. 'Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Cosmology' and 'Radio Pulsars' have Hewish's ownership inscription, while 'The Scientific Temper' is inscribed to him by the author. All first editions, first printings. 'Le Prix Nobel en 1974' has white paper covered boards bearing titles in grey and red to the spine and upper board. Illustrated throughout in black and white. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the extremities slightly rubbed and bumped, the contents clean and bright throughout. 'Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Cosmology' has green cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine and upper board. With black and white diagrams throughout. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents, with Hewish's inscription, are clean and bright throughout. 'Radio Pulsars: In Celebration of the Contributions of Andrew Lyne, Dick Manchester and Joe Taylor' has pictorial laminated boards with titles in navy to the spine and upper board. Illustrated with black and white diagrams throughout. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the foot of the spine a little bumped and creased and with a small scuff to the lower board. The contents, with Hewish's inscription, are clean and bright throughout. 'The Scientific Temper' has pictorial paper covered boards with titles in white to the spine and upper board. The endpapers are illustrated in colour and there are black and white photographs throughout. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents, with Anthony R. Michaelis' inscription, are clean and bright throughout. An excellent collection.
'Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Cosmology' and 'Radio Pulsars' have Antony Hewish's ownership inscriptions on the front free endpaper. 'The Scientific Temper' is inscribed by Anthony Michaelis to Hewish on the half title in blue ink "To Anthony Hewish / "Rememeber, Remember / The 5th of March 1968 / The Birthday of the PULSAR" / See Title 158 / Yours ever / Anthony Michaelis / Heidelberg 040513". Anthony R. Michaelis was a science journalist who coined the term 'pulsar' in the Daily Telegraph after speaking to Hewish and his assistant Jocelyn Bell about their discovery of pulsating stars, the story of which is recounted on page 158. Hewish was a radio astronomer who developed a large phased array radio telescope which led to the discovery of pulsars for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1974. His Nobel Lecture 'Pulsars and High Density Physics' is featured in 'Les Prix Nobel en 1974'.
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Stockholm: Imprimerie Royale P. A. Norstedt & Sonėr; New York: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers; San Francisco: The Astronomical Society of the Pacific; Heidelberg:Universitätsverlag C. Winter.