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RICHARD P. FEYNMAN

Quantum Electrodynamics

 

SURELY YOU'RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN!

Inscribed first edition in original first state dust jacket.

Also, signed backwards by co-author, Ralph Leighton

 

First edition, third printing.  W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1985.  Original first state dust jacket with price of "$16.95" and "1-85" at bottom of inner flap.

 

 

Book condition: very good plus; original bright orange cloth and boards; vibrant gold print on spine; clean and fresh, except spine is slightly slip-cocked; interior pages clean and bright.  Inscribed page lightly toned by newspaper article that has been removed.  Dust jacket is clean, bright with almost imperceptible fading on spine; no tears or chips.  Original price still on inner front flap of dust jacket.

 

Original photograph of internationally known, Nobel Prize winning physicist, Richard P. Feynman with Diana Stickney of Carmel, California, 1985.  Photograph was located inside inscribed book.

 

Diana Stickney's receipt for purchasing Feynman material from Faustin Bray's Sound Photosynthesis, Mill Valley, California, signed by Ms. Faustin Bray, dated November 9, 1985.  This receipt was inside inscribed book.

 

Esalen Workshop program inscribed by Richard "Dick" Feynman to Diana, also found inside inscribed first edition of SURELY YOU'RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN.  Esalen, founded in the early 1960s, is a retreat center for personal growth in Big Sur, California.  Richard Feynman was a teach in this center while still teaching physics at CAL Tech.  The list of other personalities associated with Esalen are numerous; however, examples include: Ansel Adams, Buckminster Fuller, Linus Pauling, Arnold Toynbee, Joan Baez, Jerry Rubin, Betty Fuller, Ray Bradbury, Gabrielle Roth, Aldous Huxley, Ken Kesey, Joseph Campbell, Ellen Bass, Ida Rolf and Alan Watts.

SOLD

And now, looking for another.  Please offer.

 

Autograph of one of the most important and influential physicists of the 20th century: Nobel Prize Winner, Richard P. Feynman

 

Richard Feynman was one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists and an early explorer in the universe of quantum electrodynamics.  He was one of the youngest physicists in the Manhattan Project and a Nobel Prize winner.  And even though he was an outstanding physics professor -- his aura still resonates in the halls of Cal-Tech -- as well as a prolific author, he shied away from signing books and manuscripts.  But, Dennis Mark managed to acquire this highly sought after inscription on the book.

 

SURELY YOU'RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN!

 

Published by W.W. Norton & Company, New York and London, 1985, first edition, second printing.

 

Alas, sold.

Sell us your inscribed first edition of this book -- or any other Richard Feynman signed publications.

We would be most grateful.

 

Note on the scarcity of Richard Feynman signatures.  Signed and/or inscribed copies of this book are particularly scarce because Feynman did not comprehend why individuals wanted to collect autographs, especially those of scientists.  He is supposed to have asked a collector to explain why anyone would indulge in such an odd hobby; of another, Feynman wrote, "I'm sorry to inform you that I do not send autographs," and then, ironically, Feynman signed the letter.  Requests for Feynman's signature were routinely relegated to his secretary, who returned a printed card firmly stating that "Professor Feynman refuses all requests for autographs."  And thus, since Richard Feynman's death (1988), his signature has become a legendary scarcity.  However, it is his discoveries and leadership in physics, advances in quantum electrodynamics, enthralling university lectures, and exceptional personality, that makes his signature valuable.

 

 

We are always looking to purchase any Richard P. Feynman books, publications, letters, manuscripts, or other signed, inscribed or autographed material.

 

 

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Boltzmann equation

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Dirac equation

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