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        House of Regrets [together with the typescript].

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1943 - 2 volumes, octavo and quarto (252 x 205 mm). Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Carbon copy typescript in original cloth-backed black wrappers, printed label to front wrapper, titles to spine in black. Housed in a black cloth flat back box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Boards very gently bowed, extremities a touch rubbed. An excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with light tanning to spine panel and upper edges, minor chipping to head of spine and folds, a small hole to upper fore corner of rear panel. Together with a very good typescript with lightly chipped wrappers, tape repairs along hinges and upper fore corner of rear wrapper, printed label tanned and with small chip to one corner, a closed tear to fore margin of p. 20, Act 3, and fore edges of pp. 35-6, Act 3 slightly nicked. First edition, first impression, and typescript. The typescript, which precedes the publication in book form by a year, is inscribed by Ustinov on the title page. In the top fore corner: "In memoriam, a great goose, ever, Peter A. Ustinov, 32 William Mew, Knigtsbridge, London SW1"; and again at the bottom of the page "No longer property of Peter Ustinov, 137 Kensington Close, Wright's Lane, London W8." First performed at the Arts Theatre on 6 October 1942, House of Regrets was Ustinov's (1921–2004) first play, a partially autobiographical tragicomedy about the experiences of Russian émigrés living in London.

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        Hannibal und Bambu. Bei den Känguruhs. Ein Bilderbuch von Heinz Rammelt.

      West-Ost-Verlag o. J., um 1943., Berlin - Auch die der Bildseite gegenüberliegenden Textseiten sind mit weiteren farbigen Bildern versehen. - Buchblock lose in den Einbanddeckeln, sonst aber, sowohl innen wie außen, mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren, in gutem Zustand! Mit 11 ganzseitigen farbigen Bildern. 12 Bl., nicht num. Illustrierter Original-Halbleinen.

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        Four Quartets

      New York: Harcourt Brace, (1943). First edition. Black cloth, fine copy in lightly tanned dust jacket, with small abrasion on the spine and faint wear at the crown. First edition, first printing, with the words "first American edition" on the copyright page. Only 788 copies of this printing survived the publisher's recall for poor printing quality. Gallup A43a.

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        Katy and the Big Snow

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. First edition, first printing with the date 1943 on the title page. In Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Edge wear and soiling to cloth. Front and rear hinges appear to have been repaired. A scarce first printing.

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        Ruce (zwei Bücher , 1. Otokar Brezina. Ruce, 2. Josef Vachal. Ruce. Dreizehn farbigen Holzstichen zu den Versen von Otokar Brezina).

      Prag: ELK 1943,. Zwei Drücke für Bücherliebhaber, Gedichtsammung von Otokar Brezina auch mit 35 farbigen Holzstichen von Josef Vachal illustriert; numerierte Ausdruck N. 892/1001, ein farbiger Holzstich mit Unterschrift von Josef Vachal !; freie Bestandteile in der Mappe, 19x26 cm, 64 Seiten im ersten Buch, 13 Blätter u. Schmutztitel im zweiten Buch. Beide Bücher in sehr gutem Zustand, Decken nur gering abgenutz, innen tadellos erhalten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance.Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. *.

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        Four Quartets

      Harcourt Brace (1943), New York - Black cloth, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. First edition, first printing, with the words "first American edition" on the copyright page. Only 788 copies of this printing survived the publisher's recall for poor printing quality. The iconic jacket design was by E. McKnight Kauffer. Pencilled ownership signature of Alan M. Fishburn (radio writer and director), Chicago, 1943.Gallup A43a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Salto-Papir: Dekoreret Papir Til Omslag, Forsats, Tapeter, Kartonage m.m

      Kobenhavn: Fischers Forlag. 1943. First. First edition. (16)pp. text plus 45 full page paper samples. Spiral bound in Salto-paper covered boards. A little foxing in the text, paper samples fine, overall very near fine. Beautiful decorated paper by Denmark's most important designer of ceramic art. .

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      Arkham House, Sauk City 1943 - First edition. Limited to 1200 [reportedly, actually 1217] copies. 458 pages. Solid VG+ copy in otherwise attractive VG+ or better Dust Wrapper with a series of odd, scallop-like tears along much of the top edge, and with two flap corners clipped [but with the $5.00 printed price still intact on the front flap]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bound for Glory (Inscribed First Edition)

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1943. First edition. Very Good. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "To The Allend Family, A whole family of fighters Alex tells me - Woody Guthrie 3-26-43." A Very Good copy, lacking the dust jacket. Spine ends lightly worn, gilt oxidized, with the stray scuff to the rear cover, othewise a decent example of the first edition, and quite scarce with an early, personal inscription. Very Good.

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        Fiasco Hall

      Privately printed, Cambridge, Mass. 1943 - First edition. 12mo. 14pp. Stapled printed gray wrappers. Staples slightly oxidized, else fine. Signed by the author on the title page. His first book, one of 100 copies printed, of which reportedly 60 were destroyed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Little Black Sambo

      E. P. Dutton and Co. , Duenewald Printing Corp 1943 - Minor scuffing on front cover. Red spiral binding very good. There are seven movables all intact [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Four Quartets

      New York: Harcourt Brace, (1943). First edition. Black cloth, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. First edition, first printing, with the words "first American edition" on the copyright page. Only 788 copies of this printing survived the publisher's recall for poor printing quality. The iconic jacket design was by E. McKnight Kauffer. Pencilled ownership signature of Alan M. Fishburn (radio writer and director), Chicago, 1943.Gallup A43a.

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        Fly Patterns and Their Origins

      Michigan:: Westshore Publications,. good+. 1943.

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      1943. Fine. SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. LE PETIT PRINCE. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. First Edition. Light Brown cloth lettered and decorated in dark red to front and spine. Crow is present on p.63. $2.00 price present on front flap. Near fine in lightly soiled and chipped dust jacket. 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces missing from crown and tail of dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown.

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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943. Green cloth with paper title label to spine. Wrapped in pictorial dust jacket. Classic story of growing up in Brooklyn in the first half of the 20th century. A superior copy of this book that seldom turns up in reasonable condition. Dust jacket with chip to bottom of spine but quite beautiful despite that . General wear. A bright attractive copy.. 1st Edition. Cloth. VG+/VG+. 8vo.

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        Danmarks Kortlaegning. En historisk Fremstilling. Bind 1. (Det udk.).

      . 2. udg. Kbhvn. 1943. Fol. 76 s. + 105 plancher. Orig. hlvlrd. * Geodaedisk Instituts Publikationer IV. The mapping of Denmark..

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      1943 - SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. LE PETIT PRINCE. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. First Edition. Light Brown cloth lettered and decorated in dark red to front and spine. Crow is present on p.63. $2.00 price present on front flap. Near fine in lightly soiled and chipped dust jacket. 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces missing from crown and tail of dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown.

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        Johannes V. Jensen 1873 - 20. Januar - 1943.

      . Kbhvn. 1943. 237 s. Indbundet ubeskaret med orig. omslag og guldsnit foroven i smukt privat halvlaeder med guldstreger pa ryggen..

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        Salto-Papir: Dekoreret Papir Til Omslag, Forsats, Tapeter, Kartonage m.m

      Kobenhavn: Fischers Forlag. 1943. First. First edition. (16)pp. text plus 45 full page paper samples. Spiral bound in Salto-paper covered boards. A little foxing in the text, paper samples fine, overall very near fine. Beautiful decorated paper by Denmark's most important designer of ceramic art. .

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        Archiv für Buchbinderei / Zeitschrift für Einbandkunst und Einbandforschung XLIII.Jahrgang 1943

      Halle / Saale, Verlag Wilhelm Knapp, 1943.. . Vollständige Ausgabe, geheftet auf drei Bünde, ohne Einband, im Format 21 x 28,6 cm. 54 Seiten, mit einigen Zeichnungen im Text und vielen Foto-Abbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier, u.a.: Arbeiten aus der Meisterschule des Deutschen Handwerks der Reichsmessestadt Leipzig (Werkstatt, Papierarbeiten, Buchbinderei, Werkstattleiter: Studienrat Karl Funke; Buchbinderarbeiten von Karl Funke, A.Enderlein A.Brügmann und H.Sauer), der Buchbinderwerkstatt Gustav Mössner / Breslau, der Gutenbergschule - Abteilung Buchbinderlehranstalt - Leipzig ("Deutschland", Ehrengabe für Reichsminister Ribbentrop in braunem Ziegenneger, mit Kasten) und der Meisterschule des deutschen Handwerks Hannover ("Winterhilfswerkbüchlein" in Leder gebundene mit Lederkassette, von Schüler Othmar Pfarrkircher / Hamburg und "Bildchronik Sudetengau" von Schüler Meister Karl Stolle, Gablonz (Sudetengau) / Ehrengabe des Reichsinnungsverbandes des Buchbinderhandwerks zum 80. Geburtstag des Dichters Gerhard Hauptmann: Kassette mit zwei Ganzfranzbänden des autobiographischen Werks des Dichters "Abenteuer meiner Jugend", Entwurf und Ausführung: Moritz Gradl (Fachschuloberlehrer/Berlin) / Handtaschen aus Kalbs- und Ziegenleder (mit Flechtung) von Fritz Wiese / München / Bucheinbände von Moritz Gradl (Fachschuloberlehrer/Berlin) - Ganzlederband / Prachtausgabe "Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf" (ziegelrotes Saffianleder mit Blinddruck, Entwurf und Ausführung: Werkstatt Professor Otto Dorfner / Weimar) / Burgbuch der Ordensburg Krössinsee; Goldenes Buch der Seestadt Rostock; Urkunde des Reichsinnungsverbandes der Herrenschneider; Ehrengabe für Reichsmarschall Göring: Mappe in echtem naturfarbenem Schweinsleder mit Blinddruck; Ehrenbürgerurkunde der Stadt Arnstadt; Reichsleiter Alfred Rosenberg, "Mythus"; Gritzbach, "Hermann Göring, Werk und Mensch" und weitere Einbände, alle ebenfalls von Professor Otto Dorfner / Weimar und von höchster Qualität / mehrerePrachteinbände von Adolf Hitlers "Mein Kampf". - Aus dem Inhalt: Robert Abel: Klebstoffe, ihre Merkmale und Unterschiede - G.A.E.Bogeng: "Buchschuber" / Über Dekorationsprinzipien / Das unbeschnittene Buch - Hugo Eberhardt: Das Deutsche Ledermuseum - Heinrich Endres: Jakob Preisger, der Würzburger Meister J.P. (1576-1613) - Adolf Heß: 90 Handschriften von Johann Sebastian Bach wiederhergestellt -Helmuth Hellwig: Emil Rudolf Weiß - J.Hoffmann: Erwerb von Teilen der Buchbinderwerkstatt Carl Sonntag jun. durch die Leipziger Stadtbibliothek - Max Joseph Husung: Programmatisches und Kritisches zu einem Atlas bzw. Corpus der Lederschnittbände des Mittelalters (Fortsetzung) / Rollen-und Plattenstempel auf Einbänden des 16.Jahrhunderts in der Bibliothek des Grafen Friedrich Johann von Alvensleben zu Erxleben - Adolf Rhein: Die Arbeitsgänge des spätmittelalterlichen Ganzlederbandes / Früh planierte Bücher / Geschichtliche Pergamenteinbände / Der handwerkliche Schmuckeinband - Theodor Sauer: Geheimnisse des Einbandes - Die "Schwarze Kunst". Zum 475-jährigen Todestag von Johann Gutenberg - Charlotte Steinbrucker: Alte Einbände griechischer Handschriften / Wertvolle Bucheinwände in der Metzer Stadtbibliothek - Fritz Wiese: Ein frühgotischer bzw. romanischer Einband - Ernennung von Heinrich Lüers zum Fachschuloberlehrer / Zum Tode von Hugo Ibscher - Verzeichnis der Abbildungen - Kriegsdruck, Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung, Buchblock unbeschnitten, letzte Lage lose, sonst gut; weitere Fotos s.Nr.17846!

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        Autographed Document Signed

      Washington, D.C., 1943. unbound. 1 page, 19 x 23 inches, Washington, D.C., December 10, 1943. Signed in full by the President, appointing Mrs. Carmen Vial de Senoret as Consul of Chile at Boston, Massachusetts. Cream-colored vellum with the paper seal intact and a stamped signature of then-Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Natural folds; faint damp-stain on the top edge. Very good(-) condition.

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        A Haunted House and Other Short Stories

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1943 First edition, first printing. One of 6,000 copies. Personal copy of author's sister Vanessa Bell, with her ownership signature "Vanessa Bell" in black ink to the front free endpaper. Publisher's dull crimson cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Good, with toning and staining to the spine and boards, small nick to left edge of the front board, bright gilt, some faint toning to pages, pencil correction to page 90; laid in to this copy is a photocopy of a broadside featuring Woolf's text from "The Mark on the Wall" with woodblocks by Bell. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. Kirkpatrick A28a. A Haunted House is a collection of eighteen of Virginia Woolf's short stories, selected and published posthumously by her husband Leonard Woolf. The collection contains a mix of previously published and unpublished stories: six stories from Woolf's 1921 collection Monday or Tuesday (the only collection of short stories published in her lifetime), including "Monday or Tuesday," "A Haunted House," and "Kew Gardens;" six stories previously published in magazines and serial publications, including "The New Dress," "The Shooting Party," and "The Duchess and the Jeweller;" and six previously unpublished stories, including "Moments of Being," "The Man Who Loved His Kind," and "The Legacy." Although it was published after her death in 1941, Leonard Woolf wrote in his foreword that he and Virginia had discussed publishing such a collection and that he "tried to carry out her intention" with A Haunted House. Leonard explains that Virginia primarily wrote short stories "whenever an idea occurred to her" and would "sketch it out in a very rough form" before storing it away to be expanded upon or published later. "A Haunted House" was inspired by Asheham, a small early 19th century house that Vanessa and Virginia jointly rented from 1912-1919. According to passages in both Virginia's and Leonard's diaries, they believed Asheham to be haunted. Asheham House and its surroundings seemed to have had a creative effect on both Vanessa and Virginia; while living there, Vanessa executed paintings that were later shown at the Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition in London, and Virginia finished her first novel The Voyage Out and wrote much of Night and Day. Included in this collection is the short story "The Searchlight"-when Vanessa read it in 1939, she was inspired to illustrate it: "It seems to me lovely - only too full of suggestions for pictures almost. They leap into my mind at every turn. Your writing always does that for me to some extent, but I think this one more than usual." [Vanessa to Virginia, May 1939].. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        The Ministry of Fear. An Entertainment

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1943. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board in blue and white. With the illustrated dust jacket. Spine rolled; an excellent copy in the jacket that has toned spine, some nicks and chips to extremities, rear panel partially separated from spine. First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK earlier the same year. With the ownership signature of the American crime writer Dorothy B. Hughes to the front free endpaper and her annotations to the rear blank.

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        LAZARILLO DE TORMES. La novella è illustrata da ventun legni originali di Aligi Sassu.

      Edizioni della Conchiglia 1943 Cm.28,2x19. Pg.(8), 144, (84). Legatura in mz.marocchino bleu con titoli in oro al dorso a cinque nervatura. Piatti e fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Le 21 tavole di Sassu sono intercalate. In fine al volume "Studî di Aligi Sassu per le illustrazioni", e "Ripetizione, degli studî, in colore". Gli stessi Studi compaiono di nuovo applicati. Esemplare in barbe, ad ampi margini, in perfette condizioni di conservazione. Nel volume compare un doppio colophon, il primo con le indicazioni editoriali, il secondo con la giustificazione della tiratura: "La novella impaginata da Giampiero Giani per l'Edizioni della Conchiglia, e stampata in torchio a mano da Carlo Losa, su carta alla forma fabbricata in Pescia dalle Cartiere Enrico Magnani è composta in carattere Paganini cirpo 18 tondo e corsivo. I fogli del volume recano, in filigrana alternata, le diciture "I Novellieri" e "Santagostino"; questo l'Editore ha voluto in riconoscimento all'opera prestata da Mario Santagostino Sandri, maestro legatore in Milano" (al primo colophon); e "L'Editore ha così disposto l'allestimento dell'Opera: 1 esemplare numerato "A" firmato da Aligi Sassu e Gian Galeazzo Severi con allegati, in originale, tre illustrazioni, tutti gli studi e le prove d'artista ; una serie aggiunta delle illustrazioni stesse e due degli studi completano il volume, rilegato in tutto marocchino e seta, con custodia. 9 esemplari numerati da I a IX, firmati da Aligi Sassu e Gian Galeazzo Severi, con allegati, in originale, due illustrazioni; una serie aggiunta delle illustrazioni stesse e due degli studi completano i volumi rilegati in mezzo marocchino con angoli e custodia. 100 esemplari numerati da 1 a 100, firmati da Aligi Sassu con allegati una serie di studi, rilegati in mezzo marocchino con angoli e custodia. 5 esemplari non numerati, fuori commercio, dei quali uno segnato con la lettera "alfa" appositamente allestito per la Libreria Di Stefano di Genova" (al secondo colophon). Il presente esemplare è il n°VI, e reca le firme autografe, a matita, di Aligi Sassu, Gian Galeazzo Severi e Giampiero Giani.

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        Shanghai Telephone Directory. Winter 1943-44 Issue. Cover Title: (Shanghai Telephone Directory and Buyer's Guide)

      Shanghai.: Shanghai Telephone Company.. 1943.. [8 pages of advertising ] + 146 + 272pp. Telephone directory in two parts bound in one. The first part lists businesses under their trade. This section is evenly browned throughout. The second section which lists residents and businesses in alphabetic order is on a better paper and exhibits only some occasional mild browning. Upper and lower corners creased, last leaf which lists Old & New Road Names of Shanghai has a 7 x 3.5cm tear in the upper section. Professionally recased in original wrappers, back strip damaged with significant loss, 20 cm portion of original backstrip laid down. Wrappers marked and worn but still largely complete. This war time English language telephone directory is packed with information about the businesses and residents of Shanghai at this interesting time. The introductory section emphasises just how new telephones still were in the lives of many people. Under the heading "How to Use the Telephone" careful explanation is given on how to make a call (in seven detailed points); what to do when called; what to do after the conversation is finished; how to make a new call etc. The telephone company also offers "An Important New Money-Saving Service", a telephone answering service, which offers the services of "experienced and especially trained operators" and "will solve the problem of unattended and improperly answered telephones". A fascinating snapshot of Shanghai life for some at the time. .

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        Mutations of bacteria from virus sensitivity to virus resistance.New York: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1943.

      First edition of Luria and Delbrück's 'fluctuation test,' one of the most important experiments in the history of biology, "the founding document of modern bacterial genetics" (<i>New DSB</i>). "Bacterial genetics was born with the publication in 1943 of the paper by Luria and Delbrück reporting the fluctuation test, and the event has been compared to the birth of genetics itself, in 1865, on the appearance of Mendel's paper" (Judson, p. 56). Luria and Delbrück shared the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with their longtime collaborator Alfred Hershey for "discoveries concerning virus replication and genetics and ... the importance of your contributions to the biological and medical sciences." Luria also played a role in the establishment of molecular biology, as his first graduate student was James D. Watson.<br/><br/> Luria and Delbrück met for the first time in December 1940 and the two immediately began to collaborate. "They arranged to spend the summer of 1941 at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, in New York, investigating the genetic and biochemical properties of bacteriophage and its host <i>Escherichia coli</i>. Their first joint publication described the curious way that two different strains of virus interfere with each other's growth when both infect a colony of bacteria. They soon began to consider the implication of virus research for questions of resistance and evolutionary adaptation. <br/><br/> "A few weeks after he arrived in Bloomington, Luria got an idea for an experiment one Saturday night while watching a colleague play a slot machine at a faculty dance. Because he and Delbrück had first worked with bacterial resistance to phage, Luria had considered the problem of how that resistance arose. He considered two possible hypotheses: that the resistance was somehow triggered by the presence of bacteriophage, or that some of the bacteria were already resistant as a result of random genetic mutations. However, it was unclear how to test these possibilities experimentally. <br/><br/> "As he teased his friend about gambling, Luria realized that mutations in bacteria could be considered analogous to jackpots. He saw that jackpots in an un-programmed slot machine are a series of random events that could be described with a Poisson distribution of rare independent events. Luria hypothesized that if bacterial resistance to bacteriophage was the result of spontaneous random mutations, then it would appear in a random distribution of "jackpots" in a series of cultures. Some cultures could have many resistant colonies while others could have none. If, on the other hand, resistance was acquired as a result of contact with phage, resistant colonies would be evenly distributed across all cultures. In either case, the average number of resistant colonies across all cultures could be the same, but the distribution would indicate whether the cause was spontaneous or not. <br/><br/> "Luria ran the experiment with a, a virulent strain of phage, and as he anticipated, he found several jackpots randomly distributed among the plates. Luria was fortunate to have chosen virulent phage. If he had used a temperate strain, he would have seen that the presence of phage did induce resistance, and he would have concluded that it was acquired rather than hereditary. Excited by his results, Luria consulted with Delbrück, who noted that the experiment also provided a way to determine mutation rates with greater precision than had been possible before. <br/><br/> "This experiment, known as the fluctuation test, was published in <i>Genetics</i> in 1943. The implications of Luria and Delbrück's work went far beyond the handful of researchers interested in phage. As Luria and others have pointed out, the 1943 paper dealt a blow to the neo-Lamarckian view that viruses somehow induced mutations in bacteria. In a 1947 review, Luria noted that bacteriology had been "one of the last strongholds of Lamarckism," because of the difficulty in providing direct evidence for the existence of both Mendelian traits and the characteristic Darwinian criteria of random change (p. 1). The fluctuation test marked the beginning of Luria's appreciation for the evolutionary implications of his genetics research, and his interest in larger biological questions was evident in his publications through the 1950s. Gunther Stent's classic textbook <i>Molecular Genetics</i> equates this publication with Gregor Mendel's 1865 paper on "Versuche über Pflanzenhybriden" (Experiments on plant hybrids), and historian Thomas Brock identifies it as the founding document of modern bacterial genetics" (<i>New DSB</i>).<br/><br/> Luria (1912-1991) was born and educated in Turin, but after fleeing first from Mussolini to France, and then from the Nazis to the United States in September 1940, he secured a position at Bloomington, Indiana, in 1943. Delbrück (1906-1981) was a product of Germany's academic and intellectual aristocracy. After obtaining a PhD in theoretical physics at Bristol, he spent the summer of 1931 with Bohr in Copenhagen, where his interests first started to turn to biology. Returning to Berlin, he wrote a paper that combined experimental data and the quantum theoretical idea of atoms residing in "energy wells" to account for both genetic stability and the occurrence of mutations in response to energetic ionizing radiation. Fleeing the Nazis he moved in 1937 to Caltech, where he embarked on a program of phage research that continued with his appointment in 1940 to the faculty of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. <br/><br/> H. F. Judson, <i>The Eighth Day of Creation</i>, 1979.. Pp. 491-511 in Genetics, Vol. 28, No. 6, 1943. 8vo (248 x 171 mm), pp. 441-542, [12]. Original printed wrappers, previous owner's signure to front wrapper. A fine copy

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        The Human Comedy

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1943. Illustrated by Don Freeman. Ocatvo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine and illustration to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Black and white illustrations by Freeman in the text. Very faint partial toning to endpapers, but a superb copy in excellent condition, with the dust jacket price-clipped, faintly tanned and very slightly rubbed at the extremities. First edition, first printing, and a really nice copy.

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        Stilleben mit Birnen. Oel auf Malplatte.

      1943 - 1943. Bildgrösse: 26x31 cm. Unten links monogrammiert. Gerahmt 41x46 cm.

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1943., 1943. First edition. Near fine in dust jacket. A tight, clean copy, with minor offsetting to the front and rear pastedown sheets adjacent to the spine hinge, and dust jacket shows light rubbing to spine ends with one small [1/2"] closed tear to top edge of front panel. The basis for the 1946 film noir starring Dan Duryea, Broderick Crawford, June Vincent, and Peter Lorre. When beautiful singer Mavis Marlowe is found murdered in her apartment, her ex-lover and latest blackmail victim, Kirk Bennett is arrested and tried for her murder. When Bennett is found guilty and is sentenced to death, his long-suffering wife, Katherine, starts looking for answers of her own. Katherine seeks out Martin Blair (Dan Duryea), the husband of the victim, and together they try to solve the crime. Crime Club title.

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        Ceiling Unlimited

      Burbank, California: Columbia Broadcasting System. 1943. First. First edition. 16mo. Cloth and papercovered boards with applied title label. Fine, probably issued without dustwrapper. A series of six broadcasts on CBS radio sponsored by Lockheed and Vega Aircraft Corporation. One of 100 numbered copies (this copy unnumbered) Signed by Hilton. Exceptionally scarce. .

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        Archive of original art]: Greeting Card Art featuring Anthropomorphic Animals and other subjects

      1943 - 19 different works on 18 leaves of white card stock (one has two images on one leaf). Various sizes (10" x 11", 14" x 10", and similar) in several different media, mostly airbrushed and/or pen and ink. Some modest smudging in the margins, one has a neat crease, mostly near fine. Two are color tempura, the rest are black and white. Unsigned but apparently by the same artist. Most are date-stamped on the verso between 1940 and 1943, and have printer's notations in the margins. Within the group there is a proliferation of ducks and bunnies, and other cute animals, as well as more traditional figures. Included are obvious Easter cards, get-well cards, wedding cards, Father's Day and Mother's Day cards, new arrivals birth cards, etc., as well as one including a man with a harem girl and a caricature of a black person. Another has a duck in a straw boater, with a detached arm holding binoculars: presumably the arm would have been printed, cut out, and pinned on as a moveable element. Exceptionally well accomplished. A charming collection

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        A Time to Be Born

      London: Constable. (1943). First. First English edition. An ink stain at the bottom of the boards, which also have a bit of overall light soiling, a very good copy in fair only dustwrapper lacking the bottom inch of the spine, a corresponding ink stain, and with other small chips and tears. Although unsigned, Dawn Powell has made a small ink correction to the text of page three, amending a misspelled Latin phrase. .

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        The Fountainhead

      The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York 1943 - First Edition, Early printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Ayn Rand on the front endpaper. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price present with light wear to the spine and panels. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy AUTHENTICALLY SIGNED by the author 1 years after publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oesterrreich. Tirol. Vorarlberg. Westliches Salzburg. Hochkärnten.

      Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1943 - Forty-first edition, pp lviii, 350, 36 maps, 6 plans, 8 panoramas, 6 coat of arms, previous owner's signature in ink to title page, publisher's variant coarse grained binding, sligntly worn along one edge of spine; overall a very good copy. The last and one of the most unusual editions of this title published during the War. Very few copies were distributed. It is therefore very rare.Issued c.1943. Hinrichsen D171. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1943. KNIGHT, Eric. LASSIE COME HOME. Chicago: John C. Winston Company, [1943]. 8vo., pictorial orange cloth, with a picture of Lassie on the front cover. First Edition, ninth printing. Believe it or not, apparently signed by Lassie! On the color portrait frontispiece of Lassie is an original ink paw print followed by an inscription in ink: "Lassie's signature. 11-17-43, Witness, W. Tyson." The film version of this book, starring Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor, was released in December, 1943. Lassie is actually a rough collie named "Pal"- so this would be Pal's footprint. I have tried to research W. Tyson but with little success. There is an ink presentation: "To Jerry, from Aunt Wilma" on a front blank page. Books signed by Knight are scarce because he was killed in World War II- just a few years after this book was published and books "signed" by Lassie are probably equally scarce. Knight was killed in 1943 when his plane was shot down in the Caribbean, reportedly by a German U-boat that mistook his plane for one that was taking President Roosevelt to Casablanca. There is obviously no way to verify Lassie's [Pal's] paw print but I have little doubt that it is not authentic. Very Good (little wear & soil covers; a tiny bit of ink from the paw signature has transfered to the title page). $750.00.

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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1943. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Faint spotting to covers. Name and address in ink to front endpaper and small ink initials(?) to rear pastedown. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is just slightly edge worn and a bit grubby to spine and rear panel. [R]

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        Die beobachtbaren Grössen in der Theorie der Elementarteilchen, I-III.

      Springer 1943; 1943; 1944, Berlin - First edition of Heisenberg&#146;s S-matrix approach to the study of elementary particles, complete in three parts (a fourth part was written but not published). Although S-matrix theory was abandoned after the War due to the success of quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics, it again became very influential in the 1960s when it led to the development of string theory, which is the best-accepted approach to quantum gravity."Heisenberg&#146;s prewar researches in quantum field theory, undertaken in part with Pauli, had led him to the study of cosmic rays, the highest energy particles then available for research. When an extremely high-energy cosmic ray strikes the earth&#146;s atmosphere, it induces a shower of newly created particles and photons. This effect was to be explained on the basis of quantum field theory. Heisenberg&#146;s researches had previously convinced him and others of the inadequacy of field theories for this task. Infinities and divergences plagued all three of the available theories - quantum electrodynamics, Fermi&#146;s theory of beta decay (relating to what is now the weak force), and Yukawa&#146;s meson theory (relating to what is now the strong, or nuclear, force). "The small size of elementary particles and the close approach of the particles to each other in a cosmic ray collision &#150; which triggered the particle shower &#150; indicated to Heisenberg during the 1930s that the difficulties in quantum field theory could be resolved only if a universal minimum length, a new fundamental constant, were introduced into the theory according to Heisenberg, quantum mechanics itself broke down when applied to events occurring within regions smaller than the size of an elementary particle "Pauli had already suggested that Heisenberg, as he did when formulating the 1925 breakthrough in quantum mechanics, should focus only on observable quantities and attempt to exclude all unobservable variables from the theory. Heisenberg now attempted to do so, at the height of the World War. His effort led to what became after the war his widely studied new theory of elementary particles, the so-called S-matrix theory. "In his new approach, Heisenberg used this hypothetical fundamental length to define the allowed changes in the momentum and energy of two colliding high-speed elementary particles. This limitation would help identify the properties of the collision that were observable in present theories. Those at smaller distances were unobservable. For two colliding particles, this yielded four sets of observable quantities with which to work: two of these were the properties of the two particles as seen in the laboratory long before they collide with each other; and two were their properties long after the collision. During the collision they approach within a distance of less than the fundamental length and are thus unobservable. These four sets of observable properties could be arranged in a table, or in this type of work, a matrix, which Heisenberg called the scattering or S-matrix. "Although Heisenberg could not actually specify the four elements of the S-matrix, he demonstrated that it must contain in principle all of the information about the collision. In his second paper, completed in October 1942, Heisenberg further showed that the S-matrix for several simple examples of scattering of particles yielded the observed probabilities for scattering. It also gave the possibility for his favorite phenomenon &#150; the appearance of cosmic-ray explosion showers " one evening in October 1943 Heisenberg presented his new theory to an informal colloquium in Kramers&#146;s home near Leiden in the German-occupied Netherlands During the discussion of Heisenberg&#146;s talk, Kramers made the insightful observation that if the actual elements of the matrix could ever be determined without a complete theory, they would yield a so-called "analytic function" &#150; that is, a function containing real and imaginary parts Back in Berlin, Heisenberg wrote immediately that he

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