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        "Zur Quantentheorie des Atomkerns" in Zeitschrift für Physik, Vol. 51, 1928, pp. 204-212. von Laue, Max. "Notiz sur Quantentheorie des Atomkerns”" in Zeitschrift für Physik Vol. 52, 1929, pp. 726-734. Klein, O and Y. Nishina. "Über die Streuung von Strahlung durch freie Elektronen nach der neuen relativistischen Quantendynamik von Dirac" in Zeitschrift für Physik Vol. 52, 1929, pp. 853-868

      The first application of quantum mechanics to the inner workings of the atom, and as such, the first successful explanation of the behavior of radioactive elements using quantum theory. “In 1928, Gamow described the theory of the alpha decay of a nucleus via tunneling -- the first successful explanation of the behavior of radioactive elements using quantum theory. According to classical physics, it takes an enormous amount of energy to pull apart the nucleus of an atom, and particles are confined to the nucleus because of the high energy requirement to escape the very strong potential. In quantum mechanics, however, there is a finite probability that the particle can “tunnel” through the potential and escape (alpha decay), as Gamow demonstrated from first principles through a relationship between the half-life of the particle and the energy of the emission” (Physics of the Universe Website). “The powerful but short-range force that holds the nucleus together defines a potential barrier, a hill of energy that the alpha particle has to either get over or go through. The alpha is therefore like a marble in a dog dish. Classically, if the alpha does not have enough energy to roll out of the dish, it will stay there forever. From the viewpoint of wave mechanics, the reason that a marble cannot roll out of a dog bowl is just that its wave function does not have a tail that extends outside the bowl, and this is because the de Broglie wavelength of an ordinary marble is much smaller than the marble itself. Gamow showed (by means of skillful approximation) that the tail of the alpha’s wave packet extends outside the nucleus, so that there is a probability for the alpha to tunnel through the barrier. He thus defined the phenomenon of barrier penetration, which was soon found to occur in many quantum mechanical contexts. It is another example of quantum mechanics allowing something to happen that would be impossible classically (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 108). Max von Laue’s paper in the second volume (52) provides a few mathematical corrections to Gamow’s calculations. The second volume also includes the 1928 Klein-Nishina formula, one of the first results obtained from the study of quantum electrodynamics. Consideration of relativistic and quantum mechanical effects allowed development of an accurate equation for the scattering of radiation from a target electron. The Klein–Nishina formula gives the differential cross section of photons scattered from a single free electron in lowest order of quantum electrodynamics. CONDITION & DETAILS: Three papers in two complete volumes. Zeitschrift für Physik Volumes 51 and 52. 8vo. Bound in black cloth over marbled paper boards; library labels removed with very slight ghosting visible. Minor rubbing at the edges of each volume; small loss of paper to the front board of 51; one loose page in 52. Handsomely, tightly and solidly bound. Near pristine throughout the interior.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Gothic & Renaissance Bookbindings

      Exemplified and Illustrated from the Author's Collection. Plates (some in color; see below). Two vols. Large 4to, orig. cloth (lower hinge of Vol. II a little cracked), spines lettered in gilt. London: E. Benn, 1928. First edition, the deluxe issue limited to only 50 numbered sets, with an additional 50 mounted photographic plates not included in the trade issue. This set belonged to Major J.R. Abbey, one of the three or four greatest collectors of bindings of the 20th century, and contains his extensive notes throughout the volumes, consisting of dated inventory numbers of bindings described in this catalogue and purchased by him from Goldschmidt or at auction, comparable items from other dealers, contemporary auction results, cross-references to J.B. Oldham's works on early English bookbindings, etc., etc. Our set contains much unique information which details the formation of Abbey's early binding collection and bookbinding history. Tipped-in is a letter (one page, 12mo) from Oldham to Abbey, dated 23 May 1958, concerned with bookbinding matters. With Major Abbey's bookplate in each volume and accession note on the rear paste-down endpaper of Vol. I. From the library of Eric H.L. Sexton, the noted collector of incunabula. ❧ Breslauer, The Uses of Bookbinding Literature, pp. 27-28-"Goldschmidt (1887-1954), [was] Viennese by birth, Dutch by nationality and Londoner by choice, private scholar and collector turned bookseller. His Gothic and Renaissance Bookbindings... is a work of immense learning which has had a lasting influence on binding studies. He refined and expanded Weale's and Gottlieb's principles and methods." .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        TEN HUNDRED LAUGHS: A Compilation of After Dinner Stories and Amusig Anecdotes

      Houston, TX: Ray Scruggs, 1928. Soft Cover. Signed by numerous contributors. A remarkable artifact from Hollywood';s Golden Years. Signed by Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, W. C. Fields, Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, and what appears to be Joe Parrish. No markings in text. Plum paper covers with darker lettering. Very small closed tears at top and bottom of front and rear covers near spine. Digital pictures of book available upon request; NOT Ex-Library. Very Good binding.

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        DISRAELI. Signed

      Montreal: Louis Carrier, 1928 Signed By Both Disraeli & Maurois. 1st Canadian Edition of Maurois' Famous Biography Of Disraeli [Rare Montreal Imprint]. 1st Edition from the US sheets. 8vo., 379pp. including index + 5 pp Ads. Purple silked cloth covered boards. A very good or better copy. Portion of the Dustwrapper flap pasted to the final blank Signed by Disraeli as Beaconsfield to Lady Northcote on his official envelope with the "Honi soit qui mal y pense" insignia engraved on the flap. mounted to the front pastedown. Plus a neat letter in purple ink signed by Maurois to an unnamed recipient dated 26 06 36 thanking the party for having sent him the most interesting article on Bernard Quesnay, the subject of the Author's 1928 semi-autobiographical work.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        THE TOWER

      London: Macmillan, 1928,. 1st edition, full gilt decorated pictorial olive green cloth (as issued). Binding designed by T. Sturge Moore. "Published on February 14, 1928; the edition consisted of 2000 copies." (Wade 158.) The contents of this volume include some of Yeats' most memorable poems, including "Sailing to Byzantium," "Leda and the Swan," and nineteen others. A fine copy of the true first issue, gentle wear includes small white dots to rear cover and very minimal edge wear. Photo image available upon request.

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        Miscellaneous Poems Of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Edited by R. Ellis Roberts

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. Hardcover. Orig. quarter parchment spine and marbled boards. Fine./No Dust Jacket. Gibbings, Robert. 70 pages. 26 1/2 x 19 cm. Original signed proof of a woodcut by Robert Gibbings of the Apple Lady appearing on page 62 in the text, plus host of wood engravings by him. Limited edition, copy 14 of 375 on Batchelor hand-made paper in 11 pt. Caslon O.F, type. Bright, very fresh copy.

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        UNSER KENT. By W.P

      New York: Privately printed, 1928.. Small folio. Boards, with printed spine label. Lithographed frontis portrait by Rockwell Kent, signed in pencil by him in the lower margin. Spine and lower board slightly darkened, else very good or better in later slipcase. First edition. The rare first printing of this mildly ribald satirical poem about Rockwell Kent, enhanced by the lithographed portrait by Kent of the author. One of an intended edition of one hundred copies privately printed by Crosby Gaige and Frederic Warde. However, the first printing was so riddled with typographical errors that it was abandoned, and a corrected printing of eighty- five copies was subsequently undertaken and published in 1930. OCLC/Worldcat locates three copies of this printing: Johns Hopkins, UT/HRC and SUNY at Plattsburgh. Among the rarest of Kent-related items. STANLEY (GROLIER) 25. JONES 30.

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        Ashenden or The British Agent

      London: William Heinemann, Ltd.,, 1928. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, Maugham's symbol to upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a few small spots, some small chips from the head of the spine panel slightly affecting the spine titles, a short split tear to the upper panel, and a closed tear to the fold of the front flap. First edition, first impression. One of the author's key books, an accepted masterpiece of the genre, and scarce in the dust jacket.

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      1928. hardcover. Maugham, W. Somerset. ASHENDEN: or The British Agent. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928. Original blue cloth lettered in orange, with dust jacket. <p>First American Edition, published one day after Heinemann&#39;s British edition. This collection of loosely-linked espionage tales draws heavily upon Maugham&#39;s own experience as an intelligence agent in Switzerland and Russia during the Great War. For example, Ashenden&#39;s address in London is "36 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair," merely adding a "3" to Maugham&#39;s actual address at the time.</p> <p><?ms_indent>The stories were so close to the truth that he destroyed fourteen unpublished ones in one of his &#39;bonfire nights&#39; after Winston Churchill had seen the manuscripts and informed him that they violated the Official Secrets Act... [Later, after the book was published, Maugham] heard that Goebbels mentioned <u>Ashenden</u> on the radio as an example of British cynicism, and that he was on a blacklist and would be arrested and sent to Berlin to be tried as a spy. [Morgan]</?ms_indent></p> <p>This volume is in near-fine condition (some very faint mottling of the spine cloth); the dust jacket, showing a map of Europe with "A Key to Ashenden&#39;s Story," is in very good-plus condition (light soil, a few short tears, a spine crease, a couple of tiny edge chips but very little paper is actually missing -- there is NO restoration). One of Maugham&#39;s most sought-after titles, seldom found in dust jacket. Queen&#39;s Quorum 78; Toole Stott A37b.</p> MYSTERY / DETECTIVE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12188)

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        Peking - Das Gesicht Der Stadte

      Berlin, Germany: Albertus-Verlag. Hardcover. xx, [2], 200 pp. From the "Das Gesicht Der Stadte" series edited by C.O. Justh. Foreword in German. Two-hundred full-page sepia-tone reproductions of photos accompanied by brief captions in English, German, French and Spanish. Subjects include architecture, religion, common scenes and the people. Attractive gilt lettering and decoration upon deep azure cloth-covered front board. Large gilt letters upon backstrip partly rubbed. Contents clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Small recent bookstore label inside back board. Moderate external wear. A sound copy of this exquisite trip back to Beijing in the 1920s. . Good. 1928. First Edition.

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      Published by A. & C. Black Ltd., 1928. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul. Very good condition. A Fairy Story. Blue cloth, dark blue title to spine and front cover, with decoration to front cover. 8 Colour plates and 8 b/w plates, other b/w illustrations throughout text. A beautiful book. Some browning to covers, with a few marks. Couple of corners bumped, with very tiny amount of chipping and fraying to cloth on a couple. Light foxing/browning to endpapers, outer page edges and a few to contents. A few plates have grubby margin marks, with one plate having a little edge-chipping and a closed edge tear (though it doesn&#39;t affect picture). Still a lovely copy of this book.

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      Paris: Stock, 1928. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale de la traduction française dont il n&#39;est pas fait mention de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l&#39;auteur à Léon Bazalgette : "à son (sic) cher et vieux Bazal. Stefan" sur la première garde. Un petit manque en pied du dos, quelques rousseurs. - Stock, Paris _1928, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        La Divina Commedia or The Divine Vision of Dante Alighieri in Italian & English

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1928. Full gilt decorated orange vellum. Housed in cloth and marbled slipcase.Limited edition of 1475 copies on Van Gelder paper of which this is number 726. Decorations by Botticelli. Translated from the italian by H.F. Cary.Wear to edges, a little darkening and a minor scuff but other wise a very sharp copy unfaded on the spine. Slip case with small stain on spine. English and Italian texts side by side.. 1st of This Edition. Vellum. VG. Illus. by Sandro Botticelli. Quarto.

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      Paris: Dorbon-Ainé, [ca. 1928].. Eight volumes. Original printed wrappers. Some creasing, tanning and neat small mends to a few spines, some corner creases and minor chips to wrappers, a few smudges, internally about fine and partially unopened. A photo-offset reprinting of the fifth edition (1860- 1880), including two supplementary volumes compiled by P. Deschamps and G. Brunet. "...The best and last of the general rare book bibliographies...There is hardly any other bibliography in which the wide range of its author&#39;s knowledge is more favorably displayed" - Breslauer & Folter. BRESLAUER & FOLTER 118.

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      Paris Mornay 1928. 15x20.5 cm., 457 pp., édition illustrée en couleurs par Pierre Noel, relié demi-maroquin rouge à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d&#39;éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 1000 exemplaires dont 855 exemplaires sur rives numérotés de 146 à 1000.

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        THE WANDERER ( Le Grand Meaulnes )

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1928. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket Open tear to spine heel. Alvin Lustig, printed by the Vail-Ballou Press and the cover price was $1.50. .

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        Peter Rabbit&#39;s Almanac for 1929

      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd,, [1928]. Sextodecimo. Original buff paper boards, lettered in dark red to spine and both covers, front and back covers with oval vignettes of Peter Rabbit, pictorial endpapers. Housed in a brown cloth solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Colour frontispiece, colour vignette title, 12 colour plates. A hint of light foxing to boards, outer leaves and text-block edges, short crack at head of front joint, still a very good copy. First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Mrs James DeWolf Perry with kind regards from &#39;Beatrix Potter&#39;, Dec 17. 28". Together with a typed letter ("Yrs sincerely Beatrice Heelis") to the same person, dated 3 July 1939, discussing the coming war: "It is a nightmare. To think of that lunatic---that homicidal monster "resting" at Berchsgarten [sic]. There is no doubt he intends to take Dantzig. Whether his cleverness and Mr Chamberlain&#39;s &#39;caution&#39; will enable the Poles to be snuffed out without a general conflagration remains to be seen." Potter continues to discuss the likelihood of war, telling her American correspondent that "you are wise not to come over at present &#133; I have laid in a hoard of dog biscuits four our two little dogs; they turn up their snub noses at biscuit, while they can get scraps of meat, or rabbit." She discusses the price of wool, the calving season, and notes a few incorrect details in the American author Elizabeth Coatsworth&#39;s "very charming book", Here I Stay (1938). With the letter is a small original photograph of Beatrix Potter in old age on a picnic rug beneath a tree, presumably at her house, Castle Cottage, Sawry, Ambleside. The recipient Marian Perry (1866&#150;1960) was a long-term friend of Beatrix Potter; she married James deWolf Perry III, 7th bishop of Rhode Island and 18th presiding bishop of Calvary Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.

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      Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd, 1928. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Very good condition. Tan boards with brown titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour frontis and half-title page + 12 colour plates - one for each month of the year. Book measures 5" x 3.75". Covers are bright, apart from some grubby marks/foxing where there has been slight loss to glassine wrapper. A little foxing, mainly to lower page margins and prelims. Original glassine wrapper is browned, with some closed tears and small areas of loss and creased. Illustrations are lovely, bright and sharp, with the book being well protected by original wrapper over the years. Extremely scarce to find a copy with original glassine wrapper.

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        Novembre. With etchings by Edgar CHAHINE. One of 25 exemplars with drawing and cuivre

      Paris: Les Editions d&#39;Art Devambez, 1928, first edition, number 15 of 25 deluxe exemplars on Japon à la forme paper (total edition 238). The complete book with text by Gustave Flaubert, illustrated with 21 original drypoint etchings, 11 of them full-page, including a portrait of Gustave Flaubert, all by Edgar Chahine. This deluxe edition comes with extras: 1) additional suite of 21 hors-texte drypoints; 2) additional suite of 21 hors-texte drypoints with remarques; 3) four additional etchings, each in 3 states, only included in the deluxe edition (the total number of etchings is 75, 65 of them hors-texte, some signed in the plate); 4) an original color-enhanced pencil drawing of a nude, signed by Chahine in pencil; 5) one original copper plate (cuivre) for one of the etchings. 121 pages in French, all loose sheets, in publsher&#39;s wrappers and handsome sollander box by Ann Repp; overall size without the box 13.75 x 11 in. (35 x 28 cm). Pale dampstain on the right corner of several plates in the suites, otherwise in very good condition. References: Monod 4684; Blaizot & Gautrot &#148;Chahine Illustrateur&#148;, pp.74-85, all etchings described and ill&#39;d; Carteret IV, p.159. Edgar Chahine was an excellent French painter and illustrator of Armenian descent.

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        OF DRAMATICK POESIE: An Essay, 1668 by John Dryden with a preface, "Dialogue on Poetic Drama" By T. S. Eliot

      London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1928. Limited Edition, 1 of 55 signed and numbered copies, this being number 11; quarter leather with white linen, marbled boards, gilt-lettered, xxvi, 84pp. printed on Millbourn hand-made paper, no dustwrapper issued for this signed issue [Gallup B7a]. Signed by T. S. Eliot. In fine condition, with light rubbing to corners of boards and spine ends.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        Porträtt av Berndt Harder Santesson (1776-1862). [Göta kanal.]

      Skiss i svart krita med påskrift av föremålets namn i bläck. Osignerad. 13 x 13 cm. Proveniensen anges i en utförlig notering som åtföljer bilden: "Denna porträtteckning är enligt konsthistorikern, fil. dr., friherre Evald Ugglas avhandling 'Pehr Krafft d.y. och samtida svenskt porträttmåleri' (1928) utförd i svartkrita av nämnde konstnär och föreställer kommerserådet Berndt Harder Santesson (född 1776, död 1862). Bilden bärer påskriften: Santeson. Någon dato för dess tillkomst finnes icke. Porträtteckningen tillhörde vid 1900-talets början landshövding Axel Ekman (storsamlare av Krafft d.y. arbeten) och efter honom (1939) hans dotter, fru Maria Adlercreutz och hennes man, vilka gav densamma till deras gamle vän Miles von Wachenfelt, som med varm hand förärade 'Kommerserådet' till dess sentida frände Bror Oskar Santesson på dennes sextioårsdag den 5. april 1973".<p>Litteratur: Evald Uggla, Per Krafft d. y. och samtida svenskt porträttmåleri (1928), upptagen i förteckningen över teckningar som nr 373 (s. 313). Krafft utförde även ett porträtt i olja av Santesson (1821, nr 183 i Ugglas förteckning), och målade honom även bland ständernas representanter i sin ceremonitavla av Karl XIV Johans kröning (1824). Uggla tycks utgå från att denna teckning hör samman med tillkomsten av kröningstavlan, eftersom Axel Ekman i sin samling hade åtskilliga liknande teckningar av höga ämbetsmän och honoratiores. Uggla nämner ceremonitavlan i beskrivningen av teckningen, men anmärker att Santesson i gruppbilden ses vänd åt höger, i teckningen åt vänster.. Krafft målade även Santessons porträtt (SPA). Berndt Harder Santesson (1776-1862) var grosshandlare, riksdagsman och kommerseråd, grundare av Årnäs bruk i Västergötland (1802) och en av huvudpersonerna vid anläggandet av Göta kanal. Han hade som 15-åring avbrutit sina studier i Uppsala för att tillsammans med modern leda familjens handels- och industrirörelse i Göteborg, och tog 1798 ledningen över företaget. 1809 utsågs Santesson till en av stadens två representanter i borgarståndet, och efter att han vid riksdagen förespråkat sin vän Baltzar von Platens förslag till anläggning av Göta kanal utsåg regeringen honom 1810 till en av de sex kommitterade, som fick i uppdrag att organisera kanalbolaget. Under byggnadstiden var Santesson, näst von Platen, kanalbolagets mest inflytelserika person och den som bar det ekonomiska ansvaret för verksamheten. Han påverkade även ständerna och den allmänna opinionen i en kanalvänlig riktning med ett stort antal polemiska skrifter när projektet drog ut på tiden och svalde allt större resurser. Santesson ägnade större delen av sitt liv åt Göta kanal och förlorade dessutom nästan hela sin stora förmögenhet i bolaget, där han var den störste enskilde aktieägaren. Som belöning för sin patriotiska verksamhet erhöll han kommerserådstiteln, ett par ordnar samt en årlig pension av 1.000 riksdaler banko, hälften av ständerna och hälften av kanalbolaget. Santesson var även verksam på andra områden, såsom i uppbyggnaden av Motala mekaniska verkstad, förbättringen av segelfarten på Göta älv och ombyggnaden av Trollhätte slussar. "Santessons öde var att i skuggan av von Platen uträtta ett storverk när det gällde både Göta kanal och Motala verkstad" skriver Lars Strömbäck i Svenskt biografiskt lexikon

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      1928. 1. GAG,WANDA. MILLIONS OF CATS. NY:Coward McCann 1928 (1928). Oblong small 4to, (9 7/8" wide x 6 3/4), pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S SLIP CASE with pictorial label (edges neatly reinforced). LIMITED TO ONLY 250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY GAG AND CONTAINING AN ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVING ALSO SIGNED BY GAG! A high spot of children's literature and one of the best books for children of all time, this is beautifully illustrated and has hand-lettered text. See Bader p.34 who describes this classic as "form and character fused ... [where] words and pictures reinforce one another."Rare in the limited edition especially with the wood engraving and the case.

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        Orlando. A Biography.

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1928.. First English edition, 8vo, 299, (1) pp. 8 plates, contemporary signature to fly leaf. Cloth, spine ends slightly faded, d.w. with loss to the spine ends, top corner of the upper wrapper and lower edge of the lower wrapper, marking from remnants of old repairs. Dedicated to and based upon the family of Vita Sackville-West. Three of the plates are photographs of her; another is of Angelica Bell at the age of 9. Kirkpatrick A11b. Preceded by a signed limited American edition.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. First edition, first printing.

      A very good copy, with the rare dust jacket, of Von Neumann and Morgenstern's groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory. "Quantitative mathematical models for games as poker or bridge at one time appeared impossible, since games like these involve free choices by the players at each move, and each move reacts to moves of other players. However, in the 1920s John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of 'strategy' in a paper on games of chance [Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele, Math. Ann. 100, 1928]. This contained the proof of his 'minimax' theorem that says 'a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff.' The 'minimax' principle, a key component of the game-playing computer programs developed in the 1950s and 1960s by Samuel, Newell, Simon, and others, was more fully articulated and explored in 'The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior', co-authored by von Neumann and the Austrian economist Oskar Morgenstern. Game theory, which draws upon mathematical logic, set theory and functional analysis, attempts to describe in mathematical terms the decision-making strategies used in games and other competitive situations. ... Von Neumann revolutionized mathematical economics. Had he not suffered an early death from cancer in 1957, he most probably would have received the Noble Prize in economics. Several mathematical economists influenced by von Neumann's ideas [as Nash, Harsanyi and Selten] later received the Nobel Prize in Economics". (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.473).<br/><br/> OOC 953 [lacking jacket]; Norman 2167.. 8vo: 234 x 155 mm. Original cloth. Rubberstamp to front paste-down and free end-paper of previous owner dated 1947. Dust jacket with some tears and small pieces lost from upper and lower part of spine. xviii 625 [19] pp. Errata sheet loosely inserted, as issued. Clean and fresh throughout. A fine copy

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        La matinEe libertine, ou, les moments bien employEs

      Paris: EUREDIF 1928 Paris: [EUREDIF], 1928. First edition with these illustrations, no. 168 of 175 copies on "VElin à la form", from a total edition of 196 copies. Square 8vo. Profusely illustrated with hand-colored dry point etchings and hand-colored vignette shoulder illustrations in the text, by Jean Gilles Legendre. 118 pp. Full red morocco, by WOOD, raised bands, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. Small spot on upper cover, else fine. With an erotic morocco ex-libris on front pastedown. With the erotic green morocco large bookplate of Vyvyan Holland, son of Oscar Wilde. Slipcase. Barbier VI 83; Gay III, 79 . Lovely copy of this erotic classic, also attributed to MErard Saint Juste, which first appeared in 1787. Exquisitely colored and beautifully bound

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        Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele.Berlin: Julius Springer, 1928. First edition.

      Very rare offprint issue of the foundational work on mathematical game theory. "John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of 'strategy' in a paper on games of chance (Mathematische Annalen 100 [1928]: 295-320). This contained the proof of his 'minimax' theorem that says 'a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff'." (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, p.473, under the 1944 monograph co-authored with Morgenstern).<br/><br/> "Our considerations will lead to the application of the mathematical theory of 'games of strategy' developed by one of us in several successive stages in 1928 and 1940-1951. * The first phases of this work were published: J. von Neumann, 'Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele,' ... The subsequent completion of the theory, as well as the more detailed elaboration of the considerations of loc. cit. above, are published here for the first time." (Von Neumann & Morgenstern: The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, 1944, p.1). Von Nuemann's 1928 paper "contained a long and difficult existence proof for the equilibrium of the two-person, discrete game. ... Twenty-five years later, George B. Dantzig showed how linear programming provides a constructive proof for finding the solution to any two-person matrix game." (Gass & Assad: Annotated Timeline of Operations Research, p.36).<br/><br/> Provenance: with the signature of the Austrian-American mathematician and historian of science Otto Neugebauer (1899-1990) to the front wrapper - "the most original and productive scholar of the history of the exact sciences, perhaps of the history of science, of our age." (National Academy of Sciences).. Offrpint from Mathematische Annalen, vol. 100, 8vo (233 x 156 mm), original printer wrappers, pp [295] 296-320, fine and clean - an excellent copy. Very rare: we know of just one other copy (Sotheby's 2000 and 2003)

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        Dirischabl iz volnistoj ctali. (Sklad vsjekh izdanij u avtora) (Russian). (Corrugated-Steel Dirigible [i.e. airship of wavy steel]. (Entire edition published by the author). + Atlas Dirischabja iz volnistoj ctali. (Sklad vsjekh izdanij u avtora) (Russian). (Atlas for the Corrugated-Steel Dirigible [i.e. airship of wavy steel]. (Entire edition published by the author).

      Kaluga, 1928 + 1930. Both 8vo. (26 x 17,5 cm. + 25 x 17,5 cm). Both in the orig. printed wrappers. Minor soiling to front-wrappers, but both works are well preserved. The first wok contains 4 pp. and the Atlas 15 pp. almost entirely with illustrations. 17 pp. (= pp. 1-17) + 24 pp (= pp. 1-24).. Two very rare and important, richly illustrated first editions (in Russian), constituting of one of the works of T. that gives the absolute best idea of, how he imagined his groundbreaking metal-dirigible. Few of his works are as richly illustrated as these two. "The works of Tsiolkovskiy that date from the Soviet period repeat the principle assumption of his theory of the metal aerostat, provide counsel on the practical organization of experimental work, survey critically the existing types of dirigibles, and point out the errors in the research into metal-envelope dirigibles in the USSR and abroad." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 23).Being the father of the all-metal dirigible aerostat with changeable volume and gas heating, his technical foresight was greatly in advance of the level of industrial development at the time. He came up with a number of entirely new ideas concerning dirigible design. He set out to develop a dirigible that would be safe as well as fast, up until then the dirigibles in use were neither. He wanted to ensure a longer flight-time, and was certain this could not be attained with the fabric envelopes in use at the time, -they leaked gas, lost height and couldn't stay aloft for long at a time. Besides that they were insecure due to fire-hazard and not sufficiently strong. As the very first, T. developed the idea of an all-metal envelope that was capable of altering size, - the "breathing" metal envelope. "Tsiolkovskiy's ideas found no support either in Russia or abroad. His ideas were dozens of years ahead of the science and technology of his time. The subsequent development of the technology of dirigible construction shows that Tsiolkovskiy's ideas were adopted by many authors who, however, treated them as recent discoveries, without mentioning the name of Konstantin Eduardovich." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 11-12). "Forty years of experimenting were needed to produce concepts that had already been expressed by K.E. Tsiolkovkiy, while aeronautics was still in the cradle." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 17). With the invention of the all-metal dirigible T. has proved to be ahead of both contemporary scientists and inventors as well as of his time. "His work is now a shining beacon in science, attracting the attention of the scientists and designers called upon to provide mankind with a reliable transport dirigible." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 26).The father of modern rocketry, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski (1857-1935), is probably most widely known for his works on rocket propulsion, however his contributions to several fields of science have been immense and of exceedingly seminal character. Deafened at the age of nine and as a consequence thereof unable to go to school, he was forced to learn everything on his own hand. His father, a forester, was fond of scientific experiments, and though not wealthy, he had books on science and natural history. Tsiolkovski began by reading all books he could find on these subjects and as a consequence was able to construct quite complicated devices for measuring distances and many other things. Having seen how gifted his son was, his father sent him to Moscow, where Tsiolkovski spend all three years in libraries, receiving no teaching but his own, but still succeeding in taking a degree in physics from the university. T. can thus be seen as a purely self-taught man. After Moscow he settled in the small city of Borovskoye, where he taught physics at a school, spending all his spare time conducting experiments and writing about them. He devoted his intellect mainly to three scientific problems of the greatest importance at the time: The aeroplane, the (long-range) rocket and the all metal dirigible. Self-taught as he was and unable to come in touch with new publications in his fields of interest, he began with nothing and made all necessary calculations himself. Calculations and experiments were always at the base of his scientific works, and no conclusions were derived from intuition and guesswork. He was the first in the world to solve numerous problems concerning his three main interests, but unable to be recognized by the tsar-regime and considered, at best, a dreamer and a utopian, the struggle for his inventions was long and hard. Aged 24 he was the first in the world to formulate the possibility of applying the principle of reactive motion for flight in a vacuum, thus presenting a simple plan for a spaceship. He established the possibility of space travel by means of rockets, and is thus called the father of rocketry. He is also called the father of the all-metal dirigible. He is the first to propose and state that liquid fuel is necessary for spaceflight. He was the first in the world to make calculations for the air-jet and turbo-prop-planes, and it is in his works we find the most complete elaboration of the theory of rocket propulsion for many years to come. "In his works on rocket dynamics Tsiolkovsky, the first in the history of science, calculated the efficiency of the rocket and pointed out the advantages of rocket motors at high velocities." (Kosmodemyansky, Moscow, 1956, p. 69). T. saw it as necessary step for mankind to explore and inhabit outer space and nothing could prevent him from working on the possibilities of this; in short, among many other things, we owe to him the fundamental principles of rocket dynamics.After the Revolution T. became a member of the Academy, was allotted a personal pension in 1921, and became able to devote himself entirely to his scientific work. Now his contemporaries finally saw him as the founder of a new domain of human knowledge, a new science, he was, and he was awarded the Red Banner of Labour Order for outstanding services to his country

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      1928. CADY,HARRISON. ORIGINAL ART: CAMEL ON PYRAMID FROM RAGGEDY ANIMAL BOOK. Offered here is a large original finished pen and ink drawing signed by Cady used in the Raggedy Animal Book published by Rand McNally in 1928. The image is much larger than it appears in the book, done on artist board mounted in acid free matte. There is much charm and detail and this is one of Cady's most popular books. THe image shows Raggedy Camel sliding down the side of a pyramid with natives. It appear as a full page illustration on p. [59] of the book, (colored in printing). Image measures 10 1/4" high x 7 3/4" wide on board 14 x 11 1/4"

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        Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises]

      Ernst Rowohlt Verlag Berlin: Ernst Rowohlt Verlag. (1928). First. First German edition of The Sun Also Rises. Translated by Annemarie Horschitz. Fine in fine pictorial dustwrapper. The title was changed (and the text censored) for the British edition, and the German publisher retained the English title. Hemingway's first book translated into German. A beautiful copy. Rare in jacket. .

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      1928. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK). GIANT HORSE OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thomson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1928). 8vo, rust cloth, pict. paste-on, cover plate very sl. rubbed else fine. 1st ed., 1st issue, (H/G xxii). This copy has the "r" in "morning" p. 116 line 1 in perfect type which H/G says may indicate the earliest copies. Illustrated with 12 color plates by J. R.NEILL. Nice copy.

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        Canarsie: Vol. 17 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Brooklyn

      Sanborn Map Company New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1928. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 101 detailed maps of eastern Brooklyn and Jamaica Bay along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1974. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Large tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes Paerdegat and Fresh Creek Basins before artificial widening, Shore Parkway and the Long Island Railroad, and multiple pools, islets and marshes in Jamaica Bay. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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        THE BELL No. 2.

      Line engraving. Signed in pencil. 1928. One of an edition of 75. Image size 155 x 114 mm. Campbell Dodgson 73. A fine impression. Unmounted. Price is subject to VAT at the current rate.

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        Le Retour du Tchad

      NRF Librairie Gallimard Paris: NRF, Librairie Gallimard. [1928]. First edition, inscribed by Gide on the half-title to fellow author, Julien Green: "a Julien Green en temoignage de tres attentive affection, Andre Gide." This is a splendid association copy. Green, a novelist of American parentage who was born in Paris, was a member of the French Academy -- as was Gide. Green converted to Roman Catholicism in 1916 and was often described as a "Catholic novelist" -- a term he rejected. Still, his novels depict the anguish and despair that result from the conflict between man's spiritual and carnal desires. Gide's novels were banned by the Catholic Church. This title, LE RETOUR DU TCHAD, along with VOYAGE AU CONGO was severely critical of French colonization in Africa. 8vo; hansomely bound by H. Alix in 3/4 crushed chestnut brown morocco and marbled paper boards, spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., original wrappers and backstrip bound in, text browned, else fine.

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        Colette Baudoche. Histoire d'une jeune Fille de Metz. Eaux-Fortes de P.-A. Bouroux. Paris, Chez L'Artiste, 1928.

      4to. Fine longgrained hmorocco, 4 raised bands, ornamental gilt compartments, uncut, top-edge gilt, broad back and large corners. Orig. wrappers withbound. (Flammarion). No 118 of 175 "sur velin de Rives", a total of 240 copies. With 48 fine engravings, both as plates and in the text by Bouroux

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        West-Running Brook.

      NY Henry Holt (1928) Small quarto. viii, 58 pp. Second (i.e., limited) edition. One of 1000 copies signed by the author. Illustrated with four full-page woodcuts, each of which is signed in pencil by Lankes. These have been inserted and are not included in the pagination. This is the only Frost title to have been published in a limited edition by D.B. Updike's Merrymount Press. Very light wear to corners, else a fine copy in cloth-backed boards, decorated with color images of maple leaves. Housed in publisher's slipcase, which shows general wear. T.e.g.

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        The House at Pooh Corner

      London: Methuen, 1928.. Illustrated by E H Shepard. First Edition. Very Good +./Very Good +. 12mo Salmon pink cloth with gilt decoration, TEG,illustrated endpapers, bw illus, 178pp. No inscriptions, binding tight, contents clean apart from a line down the front endpaper along the edge where the dw flap touches the book. Similar mark at back but less obvious. The covers have one or two small water splash stains otherwise show very little wear. Dw (nicked at head and tail of spine, light soiling from being on a shelf).

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        The House at Pooh Corner. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co., (1928).. First deluxe edition, 8vo, xii, 178, (2) pp. Illustrations throughout and on the endpapers, signature of Adèle Alsop to fly leaf. Signed by Milne on the title page. Original publisher's limp dark green morocco with gilt decoration, a.e.g., slight wear to the spine ends otherwise a very good copy. Adèle Alsop was Milne's wife's first cousin.

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        THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

      Original pink cloth gilt. t.e.g. Dust-wrapper. First edition. Light browning on rear endpaper from jacket offsetting. Small tear in jacket and minor wear at head of spine; else a fine copy with no inscriptions.

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        Typed Letter, signed, as Secretary of Commerce, to Walter Russell, sculptor and painter, and President of the Society of Arts and Sciences, declining an invitation to a dinner in honor of THOMAS EDISON

      Washington D.C. april 3 1928 Washington, D.C., april 3, 1928. One page, on official stationery. Fine. In blue morocco-backed clam shell box . Hoover writes"It is impossible to measure the services to the world which this man has rendered and no citizen can hesitate at any opportunity to exhibit the gratefulness which animates us all."However I personally cannot be on hand as my official duties are assuming such proportions that it makes it practically impossible for me to absent myself from Washington."

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        My Hunting Sketch Book. Volume I [and II]. Written and Illustrated by...

      London 1928, 1930.. Two volumes, first volume first reprint, second volume first edition, 4to, (xiv, 30; xvi, 42) pp, with 15 and 12 coloured plates respectively plus 14 black and white illustrations in the second volume. Cloth, d.w.'s, some light marks, loss to spine ends otherwise very good.

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        [Works]. Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice. Emma. Mansfield Park. Northanger Abbey. Persuasion. With an Introduction [in each volume] by Austin Dobson. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson [and] Charles E. Brock.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1928-29.. Five volumes, 8vo. Black and white illustrations, marbled endpapers. Original publisher's blue crushed morocco, a.e.g., spines sunned, slight loss to the top of the spine of "Emma", otherwise a very good set. "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion" are bound in the same volume as usual. Brock illustrated "Pride and Prejudice", Thomson the remainder.

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