Stephen Hawking (1942-2018).
The Universe in a Nutshell. [?Cambridge: c.2000-2001].
First draft of Hawking's bestselling sequel to A Brief History of Time.
Quarto (280 x 212mm). Two variant illustrated titles, colour proofs of pp. 44-45 and 25-24 [sic] with illustrations bound at beginning, 136 numbered folios of laser-printed wordprocessor output printed on rectos only, with headline at top left of each leaf 'Hawking 1st draft' (small marginal dampstain to lower corner extending to gutter from f.100 to end, encroaching into last 6 leaves of text). Original spiral binding with transparent plastic front cover and black plastic rear cover (faint wear to extremities).
[Sold with:] Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), editor. On the Shoulders of Giants; the great works of physics and astronomy. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2002. Hawking selects his five most important scientific works in a single-volume, bringing together for the first time the breakthrough tracts by Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, Issac Newton and Albert Einstein. Each are prefaced by a short introductory essay by Hawking, setting out the biographic and scientific context. [And:] Stephen Hawking and W. Israel. Three Hundred Years of Gravitation. Cambridge: University Press, 1987; [And:] J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate. Stephen Hawking for Beginners. Cambridge: Icon Books 1998 (reprint).
Provenance: the estate of Professor Stephen Hawking.
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