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        Onkel Tom's Kebin oder di Shvartse Shklaven in Amerike (Yiddish Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin) WITH Original Advertising Plate

      Hebrew Publishing Company New York Hebrew Publishing Company 1911 First edition thus 8vo. ii, 514, [8]pp. Original blue cloth with gold-stamped image of "Liza crossing the ice" titled in Yiddish lettering "Aliza antloyft mit ihr kind ibern eyz." Gold decorated spine. Frontispiece reproduction of a photographs in sepia-tone of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Tight copy of the first edition thus of the Yiddish translation of Stowe's literary classic. Illustrated with 58 full-page b/w reproductions of drawings. Translated from the original English into Yiddish by J. Jaffe. 8 advertisement pages in Yiddish (text only) at rear. Tail of spine slightly bumped. Small stain near bottom edge of rear board. Some soiling on top, fore- and bottom edges. Gilt on spine slightly faded. Binding in very good, interior in near fine condition. WITH 8" x 11 1/2" x 1" advertising (printing) plate with the design and illustration of the front cover & spine (and image of fan-out pages on top edge) of the 1911 Yiddish edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The plate was not used for the actual edition but most likely served to create a sheet for an advertisement section in a magazine, etc. Wood at rear slightly split but holding firm. Overall very good condition. On Josef Jaffe: " of his last works was the translation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, Hebrew Publishing Company 1911." (Source: Reisen, bd 1, pp. 1230-1231. See also Raskin, bd. 4, pp. 209-211)

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        The Principles of Scientific Management. This Special Edition Printed in February 1911 for Confidential Circulation Among the Members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the Compliments of the Author.

      New York, Harper & Brothers, 1911. 8vo. In the original embossed dark green full cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Capitals and corners with minor wear and a 2 cm long tear on p. 71, not affecting the text. Otherwise a very nice and well preserved copy. 77 pp.. First printing of Taylor's seminal work on 'scientific management' or 'time and motion study', which became the very first business bestseller and sparked an entire revolution in business management, today known as 'Taylorism'. -Taylor is today regarded, due to the ideas presented in the present work, as one of the most original and influential management thinkers of all time."The main lines of approach to increased efficiency were standardizing processes and machines, time and motion study. [...] The adoption of his methods contributed notably to the speedy recovery of German production after the First World War". (DSB)."Frederick W. Taylor was the first man in recorded history who deemed work deserving of systematic observation and study. On Taylor's 'scientific management' rests, above all, the tremendous surge of affluence in the last seventy-five years which has lifted the working masses in the developed countries well above any level recorded before, even for the well-to-do. Taylor, though the Isaac Newton (or perhaps the Archimedes) of the science of work, laid only first foundations, however. Not much has been added to them since - even though he has been dead all of sixty years." (Drucker, Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, 1974, p. 181)"Taylor's greatest work, "The Principles of Scientific Management", was the very first business bestseller. Its influence spread to unlikely places. It was translated early into French and inspired Henri Fayol. In Russia, Lenin at one stage exhorted Soviet workers to "try out every scientific and progressive suggestion of the Taylor system". Subsequent failure to achieve Taylor-like production targets led many Soviet workers to the gulag." (The Economist)Today scientific management, sometimes known as Taylorism, is often seen as a system that has no room for the nuances of human nature in its urge to find ever greater manual efficiency. But Taylor himself is universally acknowledged to have been one of the most original and influential management thinkers of all time. His biographer, Robert Kanigel, wrote: "After Ford and Taylor got through with them, most jobs needed less of everything-less brains, less muscle, less independence." (Ibid.).PMM 403

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      1911. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. ORIGINAL ART: SIEGFRIED AND THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS. We're pleased to offer a wonderful watercolor by Rackham used in Siegfried And The Twilight Of The Gods published in 1911. The image measures 6 1/4 x 10 1/4", beautifully framed (plexiglass) to 16" wide x 20" high, in fine condition, signed and dated. The image shows the Wanderer and the Dwarf; the former has challenged the dwarf to answer a second riddle in order to save his life. This is a fantastic piece, richly colored and with much detail.

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        Theory of superconductivity.Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1957. First edition, offprint issue.

      Very rare offprint of the 'BCS' theory of superconductivity, the first successful quantum-mechanical explanation of the disappearance of electrical resistance in certain metals at very low temperatures. Superconductivity was first observed by Kammerlingh Onnes in 1911. "In the competitive world of theoretical physics, the BCS theory was the triumphant solution of a long-standing riddle. Between 1911 and 1957, all the best theorists in the world, among them [Richard] Feynman, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Wolgang Pauli and Lev Landau had tried and failed to explain superconductivity" (Hoddesdon & Daitch, p. 3).<br/><br/> "In 1957, the Physical Review published the first fundamental theory explaining how, at low temperatures, some materials can conduct electricity entirely without resistance. Building on experimental clues and earlier theoretical hints, John Bardeen, Leon Cooper, and Robert Schrieffer, all at the University of Illinois in Urbana, explained not just the absence of electrical resistance but also a variety of magnetic and thermal properties of superconductors. The 'BCS' theory also had an important influence on theories of particle physics and provided the starting point for many attempts to explain the new high-temperature superconductors. <br/><br/> "Superconductivity was discovered in 1911, and by the 1930s, physicists had concluded that electrons in a superconductor must occupy a quantum-mechanical state distinct from that of normal conduction electrons. In 1950, researchers found that the temperature at which mercury becomes a superconductor is slightly higher for mercury isotopes of lower atomic weight, suggesting that superconductivity somehow involves motion of the atoms in a material as well as the electrons. <br/><br/> "Following up on this 'isotope effect,' Bardeen and Illinois colleague David Pines showed theoretically that within an atomic lattice, electrons could attract one another, despite their strong electrostatic repulsion. Essentially, an electron can create vibrations among the lattice atoms, which can in turn affect other electrons, so the attraction is indirect. <br/><br/> "By the middle 1950s, Bardeen was collaborating with Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow, and Schrieffer, a graduate student. Cooper published a short paper showing how the Bardeen-Pines attraction could cause electrons with opposite momentum to form stable pairs [L. Cooper, 'Bound electron pairs in a degenerate Fermi gas', pp. 1189-1190 in Physical Review, Vol. 104, November 1956]. This pairing mechanism, Cooper suggested, might be responsible for superconductivity, but Bardeen was initially sceptical. The paired electrons were not physically close together but moved in a coordinated way, always having equal but opposite momentum. It was not clear that these tenuous, extended pairs could be crammed together to create a superconducting medium without getting disrupted. <br/><br/> "A few months later, however, Schrieffer hit on a mathematical way of defining a quantum mechanical state containing lots of paired electrons, with the pairs oblivious to other electrons and the lattice, allowing them to move without hindrance... After publishing a short note early in 1957 [J. Bardeen, L. Cooper & J. R. Schrieffer, 'Microscopic theory of superconductivity', pp. 162-164 in Physical Review, Vol. 106, April 1957], the team published what became known as the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer, or BCS, theory of superconductivity in December... The theory explained the isotope effect and the fact that magnetic fields below a certain strength cannot penetrate superconductors. It also explained why superconductivity could only occur near absolute zero--the tenuous Cooper pairs break up in the presence of too much thermal jiggling" (American Institute of Physics: <br/><br/> Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer were awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work, earning Bardeen the singular distinction of being the only person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice. His team completed the work on superconductivity just a few months after he returned from Stockholm to collect the 1956 Prize for the invention of the transistor (shared with William Shockley and Walter Brattain). <br/><br/> L. Hoddesdon & V. Daitch, True Genius: The Life and Science of John Bardeen, 2002.. Offprint from Physical Review, Series II, Vol. 108, December 1957, pp. 1175-1204. 4to: 267 x 200 mm, original printed self-wrappers, signature of previous owner to front wrapper, fine condition. Very rare. The offprint is accompanied by copies of the two earlier <i>Physical Review</i> papers which announced the essential ideas leading to the BCS theory (each contained in a complete journal issue in the original printed wrappers)

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      1911. 1. POTTER,BEATRIX. THE TALE OF TIMMY TIPTOES. Lond & NY: Warne 1911 (1911). 12mo, green boards, pict. paste-on, slightest of finger soil else near fine. 1st ed. Quinby #20.

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        Les Nuits. La Nuit de Mai - La Nuit de Décembre - La Nuit d'Aout - La Nuit d'Octobre. Avec les illustrations de Luc Olivier Merson gravées par Ch. Chessa et de Adolphe Giraldon gravées par E. Florian. Preface par Edmond Harancourt.

      Paris, J. Meynal, (Pour M.H. Couderc de Saint-Chamant, 1911). Small folio (binding: 31x21 cm.). Bound in an exquisite and elegant dark purple full morocco binding with five raised bands and gilt lettered title and author to spine. Boards with three blindstamped borders inside eachother (2 + 7 + 2 lines) and the raised bands culminating in small blindstamped stars to boards. Single gilt lines to all edges of baords and small gilt lines to capitals. Hand-stitched capital-bands in purple, green, and yellow. Inner boards lavishly decorated in typical Art Nouveau-style with morocco-inlays in pink, purple, beige, yellow, brown, green, and red, on an in-laid dark blue morocco-background. The magnificent inlaid floral decorations intertwined with Art Nouveau-typical lines and bands, inside which several both gilt and silvered lines. Marbled free end-papers, first and last of which covered with purple silk to recto and verso respectively. All edges gilt. Housed in a blue half-morocco chemise with gilt lettered title and author and in a blue morocco-edged box of marbled paper. Binding signed in gold to bottom of front board.Ex-libris to front free end-paper. In near mint condition, in- as well as ex-ternally. Chemise with minor wear to corners. Box with wear to extremities and a small crack to bottom.73 pp. (including the frontispiece and the 4 half-titles) + 63 leaves (being the 4 extra suites of the decorations and illustrations) + 3 blank leaves. Copy nr. 12 out of 20 copies on papier du Japan.. One of the 20 copies with an extra suite of etchings and an extra suite of woodcuts as well as an extra suite of the etchings in the first state and one in black on the vellum paper of the edition. A part from these 20 copies, 139 copies appeared on vélin (no suites), 1 copy mounted on papier Walthman, and 20 copies intended for the collaborators. This copy bound in a magnificent "hidden" Art Nouveau-binding by Gruel.The drawings by Merson are engraved by Ch. Chessa and those by Giraldon are engraved by Florian."Gruel. Trois générations de Gruel se sont succédé dans l'atelier créé en 1811 par Isidore Deforges dans le quartier de la Madeleine de Paris... Peu temps après Léon Gruel, qui fut toujours d'une santé délicate, se retirait à Cannes, laissant l'affaire à son fils, Paul, né le 8 juin 1864 et formé depuis longtemps dans l'atelier de la rue Saint-Honoré. Son intelligence, sa compétence avaient su donner l'affaire une importance appréciable et en faire la première maison de Paris dans sa spécialité: les livres de présents..." Flety, Dictionnaire des Relieurs Francais...)."20 exemplaires sur papier Japon, avec une suite tirée aà part des eaux-fortes et des bois. Il est joint à chacque exemplaire une suite des eaux-fortes en premier état et tirées en noir sur le vélin de l'édition, numérotés de 1 à 20." Monod: 8565

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        Storia dell'arte italiana. vii. la pittura del quattrocento. milano, hoepli, 1911-15.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 23, pp. 4.204 complessive. Con 2861 illustrazioni. Legatura d'amatore in mezza pergamena con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli, tagli di testa colorati. Bross. orig. ill. da Cisari conservate. Ottima conservazione. Collana ""Storia dell'arte italiana"". Si tratta dell'intera sezione dedicata alla pittura del Quattrocento. Opera universalmente reputata come uno dei migliori strumenti per la conoscenza dell'arte italiana, ancor'oggi insostituibile e d'approccio attualissimo. Non comune, soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione e munita di una solida legatura che ben si adatta alla consultazione dell'opera.

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        Der Diamant. Ein Studie. Mit einem Atlas von 43 Tafeln.

      Heidelberg, Carl Winther, 1911. Lex8vo. Cont. hcloth. Paperlabel taped on lower part of back. Stamps on title (Metallbank). XVII,274,(2) pp. and Atlas with 43 plates, mostly coloured and some with "Däckblätter". Internally fine.. First edition

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        The Purchasing Power of Money. Its Determination and Relation to Credit, Interest and Crisis.

      New York, Macmillan, 1911. 8vo. In the original full cloth. Library-label (University Club of Chicago) pasted on to pasted down front free end-paper. Wear and soiling to extremities. Text on spine faded and "F1" wirtten in white to spine. Cloth loosend to back of spine and a 2 cm long tear to the middle of spine. Book-block, however, firmly attached. Internally fine and clean. XXII, (2), 505 pp.. First printing of Fisher's seminal work in which he introduced his famous equation of exchange, known as the Fisher Equation. "No other mathematical formulation in economics, perhaps no other in history save that of Albert Einstein, has enjoyed a greater vogue, and this continues without diminution to our own time." (Galbraith. A History of Economics, Pp. 152-3).The Fisher Equation states MV=PT. (M=stock of money, V= the velocity of circulation of money, P=price level, T=amount of transactions carried out using money)In theory this means that by varying the supply of money, while the velocity and the volume of trade remained the same could raise or lower the level of prices. Upward movements could be arrested by reducing the money supply."This was a mojor, even awe-inspiring, step in the history of economics. [...] Later, in the early years of the Great Depression, Fischer and his disciples would be at the center of policy; they would urge and, in some measures, create a plan to arrest the punishing price deflation of the time. [...] With Fisher the long history of money is brought into the modern era."Irving Fisher is regarded as being one of the earliest American neoclassical economists and the first celebrity economist. Fisher was also the first economist to distinguish clearly between real and nominal interest rates and he was by Milton Friedman called "the greatest economist the United States has ever produced."

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        Thule. Altnordische Dichtung und Prosa. Einleitungsband u. Bd. 1-24. Mischauflage. Zusammen 25 Bände (alles).

      8vo. Mit zahlr. teils gef. Ansichten u. Kt. OHpgt. m. Rückentitel u. Deckelvignetten auf Buntpapierbezügen. Gelber Kopfschnitt. Einleitungsband: Islands Kultur zur Wikingerzeit; Bd. I-II: Edda; III: Die Geschichte vom Skalden Egil; IV: Die Geschichte vom weißen Njal; V: Die Geschichte von dem starken Grettir; VI: Die Geschichte von den Leuten aus dem Lachswassertal; VII: Die Geschichte vom Goden Snorri; VIII: Fünf Geschichten von Ächtern und Blutrache; IX: Vier Skaldengeschichten; X: Fünf Geschichten aus dem westlichen Nordland; XI: Fünf Geschichten aus dem östlichen Nordland; XII: Sieben Geschichten von den Ostlandfamilien; XIII: Grönländer und Färinger Geschichten; Bde. XIV-XVI: Snorris Königsbuch; Bde. XVII u. XVIII: Norwegische Königsgeschichten; Bd. XIX: Die Geschichte von den Orkaden, Dänemark und der Jomsburg; XX: Die jüngere Edda; XXI: Isländische Heldenromane; XXII: Die Geschichte Thidreks von Bern; Bd. XXIII: Islands Besiedlung und älteste Geschichte. - Einige Bände außen etw. fleckig u. m. stärkerer Patina d. Pergaments, Band 4,11 u. 21 im Schnitt stärker stockfleckig, nur Bd. 13 m. ausgeschiedenem Bibl.-Stempel, einige Bde. mit Namen auf Titelrücks. oder Vorsatz. Im Text sauber u. von guter Erhaltung. Vollständige, dekorative Reihe, einheitlich in Halbpergamenteinbänden. [4 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Motifs historiques d'architecture et de sculpture d'ornement. decorations exterieures emprumptees a des edifices francais du commencement de la renaissance a' la fin de louis xvi. nouvelle edition. paris, ch. massin, 1911.

      Due volumi di cm. 45, pp. (8) di testo + 112 tavole; pp. (8) di testo + 86 tavole. A fogli sciolti, come d'origine, entro cartelle editoriali in piena tela bordeaux con titoli in oro e laccetti di chiusura (intatti). Esemplare completo ed in eccellente stato di conservazione.

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