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New York, NY, United States
DoneTue, May 17, 2016 8:00 PM GMT

Fine Books & Association Copies

Fine Books including Rare Bindings & Association Copies offers a range of important literature, livres d?artistes, and editions of important provenance. Explore a vast array of authors and binder signed volumes. Highlighting this sale a pair of inscribed editions from the father of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer to his presumed lover Ruth Sherman Tolman. Oppenheimer is most remembered as the head of the weapons division for the Manhattan Project. These editions by Oppenheimer were inscribed to Tolman, as well as laid-in with newspaper clippings and a hand-written note from the author. Ruth Sherman Tolman was particularly close to the Manhattan Project, being Oppenheimer's lover and the wife of another scientist on the project. Gain insight into the mind of a great scientist through texts and intimate inscriptions from Oppenheimer to Tolman.