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        On Cumulative Sums of Random Variables" (Annals of Mathematical Statistics 15 No. 3 pp. 283 – 296, September 1944) and "Sequential Tests of Statistical Hypotheses" (Annals of Mathematical Statistics 16 No. 2 pp. 117 -186, June 1945)

      WALD, Abraham. "On Cumulative Sums of Random Variables" (Annals of Mathematical Statistics 15 No. 3 pp. 283 – 296, September 1944) and "Sequential Tests of Statistical Hypotheses" (Annals of Mathematical Statistics 16 No. 2 pp. 117 -186, June 1945).& & First editions in mint condition and in original wraps of Abraham Wald’s seminal work on sequential tests of statistical hypotheses. Before Wald, the traditional style of statistical decision was to posit a hypothesis, make a predetermined number of measurements, then make a decision whether to accept or reject the hypothesis. Wald realized that this procedure is quite wasteful, and that many measurements could be saved if given the option to decide at every step whether to continue or stop the measurement process. “According to Wald, the resulting ‘sequential probability ratio test frequently results in a savings of about 50 percent in the number of observations over the most efficient test procedure based on a fixed number of observations” (Gass, An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research, 65). In these papers Wald, known now as “the father of sequential analysis and decision theory,” first presents the theoretical foundations of the theory of sequential analysis. The ideas he put forth revolutionized the art of statistical testing and were later developed in the hands of computer scientists into a field known as on-line algorithms (Blom, Problems and Snapshots, 203). "Probability theory came of age with the advent of Kolmogorov's axiomatics in 1933 and the subsequent developments in limit theorems and stochastic processes. Statistical inference came of age with the advent of the Neyman-Pearson theory in 1933 and the subsequent formalization of hypothesis testing, estimation, and decision theory. In these papers, Wald elegantly unified two seemingly dissimilar areas: probability theory and statistical inference. To probabilists, he offered gems of new results in random walks, martingales, stochastic processes, and limit theorems. He also pointed out indirectly how one might seek probability questions from statistical inference, the use the latter area as a testing ground for their abstract theorems. To statisticians, Wald showed that statistical inference is not just the analysis or 'significance' of an existing body of data; it also entails their entry into the very process of experimentation and continual analysis of the data as they come available. The sequential probability ratio test embodies this aspect. Wald also showed them how results from 'pure' mathematics, particularly probability theory, can be adapted to put statistical inference, in general, on stronger footing without losing sight of its practical nature." (Kotz & Johnson: Breakthroughs in Statistics). Wald's work was conceived in 1943 at Columbia. Wald was asked by the Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance if there was a sampling plan that could terminate a statistical experiment earlier than planned. Wald’s theoretical results first appeared in September 1943, but in the form of a 'restricted' report, meaning that the Defense Department considered the results significantly important for the war effort and, therefore, decided not to disseminate them to the general public for a while. The report was 'declassified' in early 1945, thereby allowing the present paper to appear in June of that year. Interestingly enough, Wald had already (in his paper 'On Cumulative Sums of Random Variables' from 1944 and also offered here), published many of the mathematical foundations of sequential procedures without any mention of the word sequential or any reference to his 1943 report, as the protocol called for. CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. 10 X 7 inches (250 x 175mm). Each issue is bound in original blue wraps and is in mind condition in every way.& & &

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        Le bateau ivre *

      Club des Bibliophiles, sans lieu 1944. - Broché 27 x 20, couverture imprimée rempliée. L'un des 21 exemplaires lettré de collaborateur (Q) comme les 150 numérotés sur vélin, seuls tirages. Une curiosité : l'artiste avait 15 ans et demi lorsqu'elle composa, pour son propre plaisir - et peut-être le vôtre maintenant, les images rassemblées dans cet ouvrage? Quant à Rimbaud, il écrivit ce poème à 17 ans.Les images, d'une étonnante vigueur, révèlent une artiste d'une belle maturité. Persista-t-elle ? L'éditeur pourrait être Le Cheval Ailé qui a usé du nom de cette collection-club pour quelques-unes de ses publications; l'impression de cet ouvrage par (l'incontournable) Kündig à Genève, parfois associé à l'éditeur volant, renforce cette hypothèse. Un livre d'une puissante originalité, hors sentiers battus. Image visible sur site céleste.

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        La vierge de Paris *

      LUF/Egloff, Fribourg 31.3.1944. - Broché 23 x 17, couverture imprimée rempliée. Bel exemplaire de luxe de ce recueil de poèmes, signé par l'auteur et enrichi d'une lettre tapuscrite de ce dernier au libraire-éditeur, datée du 6 juillet 1944, demandant un numéro de la revue "Fontaine" et priant de rappeler Monsieur Egloff qu'il serait "content de recevoir le contrat pour GLOIRE". Ce titre paraîtra également à la LUF.Sympathique petit ensemble. Édition originale. L'un des 13 exemplaires (pour porter chance) de tête numérotés sur Montval, outre 2 hors commerce sur le même papier, 62 vergé et 600 vélin.

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        A World War II Photograph Album Kept By An African-American Coast Guardsman; It Shows Pacific Scenes, Including War Destruction, A Japanese Atrocity Of An American Soldier, The Landing In Borneo And Much More

      Photograph album. 1944-1945. No place [the Pacific Theater]. A World War II photograph album containing approximately 136 photographs related to the war. It was kept by an African-American Coast Guardsman named Laurence A. Wooby (1918-2013), who carved ?L A Wooby? on the front cover. The cover is made out of a dark brown material with a tropic scene engraved in it. There is a handwritten title page with ?USCG S. Pacific 1944 1945...and Home 11-7-45? with a long list of the places he traveled to during the war, such as Manila, Subic Bay, Hawaii, Guam and Tokyo. There are photographs Wooby took of the Philippines (Manila and Leyte) and Hawaii, a photograph of American troops landing on Luzon, Japanese foxholes, a battle scene entitled ?Hitting The Beach In Borneo?, a bloated, floating body with the caption ?Jap Atrocity, American Staked To Die On Beach of Balikpapan?, a nighttime image entitled ?V-J Day in a Pacific Harbor?, young ladies, the Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri, natives of the Pacific Islands (including one of some bare breasted women with the funny caption ?Natives Of New Guinea Display Their Lovely Eh ? Hands? and war destruction. There are also a couple photographs of Wooby himself and some African-American troops marching through Philadelphia. Some of the photographs were obviously taken by Wooby, but some were photographs distributed by press and/or government sources, such as the images of the Japanese surrender taken aboard the USS Missouri. Included with the album is a war-dated postcard Wooby sent to Rita Draina of Washington, DC. There are additional photographs of Wooby and his family well into the 1970s. There is the typical wear to the front cover but the photographs inside are generally in fine condition. In my two decades in this field, I have sold several World War II photography scrapbooks, but none that were ever kept by an African-American.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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      Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1944. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Tresilian, Stuart. Slightly better than very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Cream pictorial cloth. The first book in the "Adventure" series. 326 pages. B/w illustrations. Light bumping to corners and top and tail of spine. A few small marks to covers. Foxing to outer page edges and a few brown/yellowing marks to some page margins. Pictorial wrapper is price-cut, edge-torn and chipped with some tape repairs to verso. Roughly 1" piece of loss to top of spine; piece missing from both bottom corners of front panel. Large tear down spine and across about 1/4 to front of wrapper. A few foxspots and light marks to wrapper. Still a lovely copy, in a little tatty wrapper of this 1st edition! [R]

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        Very Ordinary Seaman. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Gollancz 1944 - 8vo., First Edition; handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Fictionalised but accurate account of the author's five months in a destroyer on the Murmansk run. Generally considered one of the finest accounts of life at sea; certainly a minor classic of WWII. A lovely copy of the scarce original edition. Law, 1062. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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      [Paris] : Teriade Editeur, [1944]. "acheve D’imprimer Sur Les Presses Des Maitres-Imprimeurs Draeger Freres ... Pour Les Editions De La Revue Verve"--Colophon, 1944. 1st Edition. Description: 87 p. : ill. (some col. ) ; 32 cm. Subjects: Bonnard, Pierre, 1867-1947. Painters --France --Correspondence. The letters are in facsimile from Bonnard's holograph. No. 614 of a limited print of 1000. "Cet ouvrage, compose entierement par Pierre Bonnard, contient des lettres de jeunesse, illustrees specialement par l'artiste de dessins a la plume et au crayon"--Colophon. Issued in a (somewhat worn) slip-case. Near fine copy in the original decorated stiff-card portfolio, glassine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        The Fountainhead

      Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1944. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Signed Copy. 12th edition in dust jacket. Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, (September, 1944). 12th edition so stated on the copyright page. Signed and inscribed on the first free endpaper: To Laura B. Scott-Cordially-Ayn Rand/December 16, 1944. Dust jacket is in very good condition, wear and chip to bottom of the spine, chip in front middle affecting the R and A in Rand, wear to the top of the spine, tear at top rear middle with tape residue, no loss. Else a complete jacket. Second issue jacket with 3 blurbs and picture on the back. Dust jacket is not price clipped with a price of $3.00. Binding is in near fine condition. 754 pages. Clean contents. Protected by Mylar. A nice copy of a scarce book. Inventory #12-188. Price: $3500.. Signed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      N. p., 4. I. 1944. - 4to. 1 p. With autogr. envelope. To the rector of the Université Central Americaine, thanking for the positive reception of his "lectures commentées": "J'ai du moins fait de mon mieux pour établir un contact utile avec le public de ma ville natale, si sensible et intelligent, en particulier en matière de poésie. Le conseil directeur de l'université aura grandement facilité ma tâche par le prestige même de ses membres [.]". - Some dust-soiling and tears in the lower margin.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        FORO GALLEGO, REVISTA JURIDICA DE GALICIA. NUMEROS 1 A 126 (FALTAN 48 Y 68), 135, 136, 141 A 177 Y 179.

      Ilustre Colegio Provincia de Abogados de La Coruña y Academia Gallega de Jurisprudencia y Legislación. 1944-1981,, La Coruña - Rústica, impecable estado de conservación. Se ofrece y se vende el lote completo. Tamaño: 24 x 17 cm., paginación variada. DERECHO GALICIA

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        Studies on the Chemical Nature of the Substance Inducing Transformation of Pneumococcal Types. Induction of Transformation by a Desoxyribonucleic Acid Fraction Isolated from Pneumococcus Type III

      New York: The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1944. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. vi, 679 pages. Tan buckram binding with black lettering on spine. Ex-corporate library with stamps on endpapers, textblock edges, and volume title page. Avery article clean and bright. Contains "Studies on the Chemical Nature of the Substance Inducing Transformation of Pneumococcal Types. Induction of Transformation by a Desoxyribonucleic Acid Fraction Isolated from Pneumococcus Type III." In: Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. 79, 1944, pp. 137-58; 1 plate; 1 chart; 4 tables. Entire volume offered. "Demonstration that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the basic material responsible for genetic transformation." (Garrison/Morton 5/255.3).

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        The Road to Serfdom

      London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd., , 1944. Octavo (215 × 135 mm). Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. Head and tail of spine a little frayed, small scratch to front board, a little foxing to the front free endpaper, internally an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of Hayek's classic polemic against centralization and collectivism, among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism.

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      Publishing House P. H. C. 1944 - NO marks or writings, pages bright and clean, binding sound. Light fading to spine, very small spot on bottom front cover. Smoke free, bubble wrapped and shipped in box. 142 pp Extremely Rare Book! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fluid Geography

      American Neptune Inc., Salem, Mass. [Southworth-Anthoensen Press, Portland], 1944. Article in 'The American Neptune', April 1944 (Vol. IV, No. 2), pp. 119-136, with folding plate 50 x 63 cm. 'World Map On Dymaxion Projection. By Richard Buckminster Fuller and Margaret Mace, A.M., Associate. Assisted by: Cynthia Lacey, Carl O. Hoffman, Truman F. Peebles, James McSweeney.' 'The map opposite page 120, which is the primary exhibit of this article, was invented for this purpose ['as a precise means for seeing the world from the dynamic, cosmic, and comprehensive viewpoint'], and while it is certain to be bettered by subsequent inventions, it is for the moment the most reliable comprehensive projection, in that it describes the earth's surface with the minimum total score of distortions from the many well-known geometrical processes inherent in translation of the angle and scale information from a spherical to a flat surface.' This is the stated 'First edition published by The American Neptune', but according to his footnote in this article it is Fuller's fourth attempt at a comprehensive world map. Stock#OB410.

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      New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1944 First Edition of Ross Macdonald/Kenneth Millar's first book, a highly - regarded spy thriller. A just about fine, unusually fresh copy (one tiny bump to the bottom edge of the front board) in red cloth, black titles to the spine in a fine facsimile dustwrapper of the original. A handsome copy of a classic Ross Macdonald/Kenneth Millar title. 8vo. 241 pp.. 1st Edition.

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        The Dark Tunnel (First Edition)

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus lacking the rare dust jacket. Slightest lean to the binding, boards faintly soiled. A very presentable copy of the author's important first book.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior [FACSIMILE REPRINT]

      Princeton University Press / Karl Grammlich GmbH. Collectible - Like New. Small Quarto . Hardcover Cloth Facsimile Reprint, 1944. . Text in English. . Facsimile reprint of the 1944 Princeton edition, reproduced with the highest fidelity to the original. Bound in brown cloth with red title plate along spine, gilt title stamp and the year 1944 along foot of spine. Tome is "fine" in every way. Text clean. Binding excellent. The colophon indicates this as one of 300 copies. . Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        American Dilemma

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1944. First Edition in one volume, preceded by the 2 volume set of the author's magnum opus. Thick octavo. Original green cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Very good in in a good dust jacket. Signed and dated by the author in 1965. An American Dilemma is a means to learn much about the present from reading about the past. This landmark study of America's relationship with its African member show how far America has come as a country of freedom, and it is"[o]ne of the best political commentaries on American life that has ever been written." --The American Political Science Review

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        Corriere della sera.

      Subject: (Giornali). Milano, 1944, A. XXIII, annata completa, mancano fascicoli del 13 novembre e 27 novembre, lotto di trecentosessantatre giornali.

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      Published by Daily Express. 1944 edition.. Paperback. Nearly Fine. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Nearly fine condition. Pictorial card wraps showing Rupert with chums, waving from a tree. First story Rupert and Rollo. 119 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. A very few very faint and tiny foxspots to covers. Spine very slightly rubbed at top and tail. Name and address in pencil in belongs to box. NOT price-cut. Lower corner of page 79 creased else contents are fine. A superb copy, rare in this condition. [S]

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        Fanfares et Musiques des Troupes a Cheval. 1640-1940 {6 fascicules - complete}

      Librairie militaire Cart nd (sd) c. 1944-1948. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. All 6 fascicules bound in one volume red cloth with gilt titling (front cover shows "F.S.H."). All orifinal wrappers and their respective limitation certificates bound-in. Complete with all 52 hand coloured aquarelles plates in extraordinary condition. A very fine example - see photos. Price includes free shipping to France

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        Not Quite Dead Enough (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Attractive bookplate to the front pastedown, tiny date notation on the front endpaper, else book is quite clean. Jacket has a single very tiny chip at the crown (no titling affected), else Fine. An attractive copy. A Nero Wolfe double mystery.

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        Nob Hill (Original screenplay for the 1945 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944. Final Script for the 1945 film musical, "Nob Hill," directed by Henry Hathaway, written for the screen by Wanda Tuchock and Norman Reilly Raine, and starring George Raft and Joan Bennett. In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Raft is a saloon owner who has aspirations of joining the ranks of high society by way of Nob Hill socialite Bennett. & & Tan studio wrappers, stamped SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 971 and copy No. 171, dated July 25, 1944, and with the holograph file notation "Env. 1530." The wrapper is re-used from a previous Twentieth Century-Fox script with a new label added (a common practice at Fox during the late years of World War II). Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Tuchock and Raine. 99 leaves, mimeograph, with 43 pages of blue and pink revision pages at the rear, dated 10/30/44 (blue) and 1/16/45 (pink). Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

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        1944 Two letters signed by artist James Montgomery Flagg, with an original caricature self-portrait of the Artist

      Two letters; one typed and signed and the other entirely hand-written; the first on James Montgomery Flagg 340 West 57th Street New York City letterhead and typed, signed in red crayon "Monty", a very amusing and irreverent letter, obviously to a close friend, dated "Indegardampendence Day 1944" (1944 artistically spaced beneath; the addressee 'Paul' from internal evidence was apparently an executive at CBS radio and for whom Flagg worked on occasion), stating in part: "Dear Paul - One of my most favorite characters of fiction and Lousey but Beloved Bastard of Modern Times; Snir; There is a despicable weakness in my otherwise robust ego that lets me write to you on my Model T Corona. I would think my Pride would stop me knowing as I do that you not only will ignore it but in all likelihood wont even read my letter: Maybe you cant read! So you went into advertising. What is this magnetism you use on me? It cant be entirely the hope that I can wangle jobs out of you; And yet what HAVE you got but money? You certainly are not pretty!...(a friend gave Flagg a book on Velasquez)...I pored over it and decided there wasn't such a chasm between Velasquez and me as you would hastily imagine. Except he couldn't illustrated Galsworthy-nor think up Nervy Nat while putting out a pair of clean shorts for Philip IV. You have noticed that Velasquez is NOT listed in Who's Who!..." and more, comparing his talent and lambasting that of Franz Hals, Howard Chandler Christy and Hamilton Fisher; evidently, Flagg was asking about painting a portrait and ends with "...For the love of Mary and Michael Joseph answer this for-free proposal! Don't be a mucous-minded small-town Equine-Brioche!"; the second letter, undated and seemingly from the same period of time and also addressed to "Paul", written in black ink on two sides of plain paper and referring to additional portrait work, Flagg is complaining about bothersome staff and getting paid for his efforts; He jibes Paul with "...Did you get a copy of Owen Wister's "Ancient Grudge"? I told you I'd like to read it on the air- I doubt if you heard me as you were sitting in a dark corner making fond caricatures of me at the time!..." Flagg goes on to speak of other sitters he has had or not been able convince for a portrait painting sitting, mentioning a Mrs. Berwith, Sgnr. Martinelli (most probably Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer) at the Lotos Club and comparing refusals because of 'busyness" to the fact that FDR found the time to have his portrait done; with suitable funny ranting about calling Martinelli a "...shirt with a voice in it!..."; Flagg calls Mrs. Berwith "...she is nothing but a girdle with an angel in it..."; Flagg signs in ink "Monty" with the admonishment below, "Now pay attention to this letter!" and with a wonderful self-portrait caricature in pencil, colored in red crayon and with finger pointing at the sentiment above; letters are perhaps addressed to Paul Kesten, who was Vice President of the fledgling CBS Radio network at this time, during the WWII years; James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) American illustrator, cartoonist, perhaps most famously remembered for his fabulous poster art especially of the patriotic variety during the U.S. involvement in wars; typed letter one-sided; script letter is two sided; some edge, tips wear and old lines; some age-darkening; very good condition and wonderful content revealing the humor and personality of this famous American illustrative artist. . Very Good.

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        The Gremlins

      London: Collins, 1944. [52], original quarter cloth and boards in DJ, decorative endpapers. DJ chipped to spine ends with loss to head and more seriously to the foot, creased and slightly chipped to edges and spine, corners chipped. Inner joints repaired with cloth, text is quite bright and clean. The first edition with the correct price of $1.00 to DJ (BMC April 2002). First Edition. Quarter Cloth and Boards. Good/Fair. 4to.

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        Strange Fruit. A Novel

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1944. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in white and yellow. With the dust jacket. A little loss of size to lower edges, but overall cloth bright and fresh. An excellent copy in the crisp dust jacket. First edition, first printing of this important novel dealing with interracial romance and lynching in the Southern United States. Immediately controversial, it was banned in a number of cities and prohibited from being mailed through the US Postal Service. Though the title may have been inspired by the Billie Holiday song of the same name, the author reported that she used the term "strange fruit" to describe the way that the culture of racial prejudice twisted and destroyed the lives of everyone it encompassed, black or white. A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Fritz Billig AND Billings STAMP CO. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1944-63. First Edition. Hardcover. Philatelic Books; Philatelic Reference; Reference, Philatelic; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; APROX 5500PP pages; A wonderful collection of these increasingly difficult books. LISTS IN DEPTH STUDIES OF THE ARCANE AND OBSCURE OF THE PHILATELIC WORLD. AN INVALUABLE AID TO THE SPECIALIST AND A GUIDE TO THE REST OF US. - Cancels, Overprints, Airmails, Album Weeds, South America, Worldwide [with much USA], Colonies, Asia, Ship, Steamship, etc, etc. All are in VG condition and unmarked. All are first editions except for the revisions as noted in addition to the complete run from #1-#28 of these invaluable aids. There are included 2 specialized volumes which are noted. The rest are world wide in scope. Many listings and details not found in other catalogs or reference works. VOL 01`~Published 1942~~~~01~~1963~[third revised edition]~~~01~~1944~[second revised edition]~~~02~~1943~~~~02~~1948~[second revised edition]~~~03~~1943~~~~03~~1951~[second revised edition]~~~04~~1952~[second revised edition]~~~04~~1944~~~~06~~1946~~~~07~~1947~~~~08~~1948~~~~09~~1948~~~~10~1 949~~~~11~1949~~~~12~1950~~~~13~1950~~~~14~1951~~~~15~1951~[distinguishing characteristics of classic stamps]~~~16~1952~~~~17~1953~~~~18~1953~~~~19~1953~~~~20~1954~~~~21~1954~~~ ~22~1955~~~~23~1956~~~~24~1955~~~~25~1956~~~~26~1957~~~~27~1959~~~~28~1960~ ~~~29~1949~[french philatelic facts- apparent reprint]~~~ .

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        The Lady in the Lake

      London: Hamish Hamilton, 1944. First UK edition. Yellow-orange cloth with red titles to spine, and original pictorial dustjacket. First published in the USA by Knopf in 1943, this first Hamish Hamilton edition in a jacket is even scarcer. One of Chandler's finest novels, very atmospheric and with some great supporting characters such as the laid-back but wise rural cop Patton. Condition details: Book is Very Good, with clean bright covers which have a little darkening to edges, some bumps to edges, and some lean. The pages are clean with darkened edges and some tanning -mostly to margins- but no foxing; one page has small light stain. Small tear to lower gutter of half-title. Neat date inside front cover corner: Xmas 1944, and small neat gift inscription on flyleaf in corner, with a nice period greetings sticker next to it in the corner. The jacket is Fair due to losses and creases, though the front design is mostly unaffacted and can be appreciated, and the jacket is clean. Largest loss is to front lower edge 4 x 3cm; other edges and spine top have small losses. Heavy creasing and tears to top front over part of title; spine is good with some heavy edge abrasions; back is good with light browning, creases and edge tears. Front flap has a large price clip. The tears have been repaired and strengthened inside with archival white paper fillets, and the whole jacket is now protected in an archival sleeve.. Very Good/Fair.

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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&#146;s groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory. &#147;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 &#145;strategy&#146; in a paper on games of chance [Zur Theorie der Gesellschaftsspiele, Math. Ann. 100, 1928]. This contained the proof of his &#145;minimax&#146; theorem that says &#145;a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff.&#146; The &#145;minimax&#146; 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 &#145;The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior&#146;, 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. &#133; 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&#146;s ideas [as Nash, Harsanyi and Selten] later received the Nobel Prize in Economics&#148;. (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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      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944. First edition. Fine. An about Fine copy of this monumental work in economic theory. A touch of foxing along board edges and end pages, otherwise internal contents are clean and fresh. Retains the original "Corrigenda" slip. This copy from the library of Aurelius Morgner, economics faculty member at USC. & & One of the first, cohesive descriptions of "Game Theory," the branch of economics that finds equilibrium points among dynamic actors, with each actor pursuing an independent strategy. Game theory is one of the most important theoretical developments of the twentieth century, with several other disciplines finding applications of its method. Eight Nobel prizes have been awarded for advances and developments of the theory. Additional images available upon request. Fine.

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

      Princeton:: Princeton University Press. 1944. hardcover. 2. 8vo. xviii, 625 pp. Half-title, index. With the separate &#147;Corrigenda&#148; leaf. Original publisher&#146;s brick-red/brownish cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt; front corner bumped. Ownership signature and 2 rubber stamps on endleaves of Richard S. Burington, Arlington, Virginia [dated 1946]. Early ownership signatures of two previous owners (recto of title and preface). Very good copy. . FIRST EDITION. This is the classic groundbreaking work upon which modern-day game theory is based written by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, who together conceived a groundbreaking mathematical theory of economic and social organization, based on a theory of games of strategy. &#147;Quantitative mathematical models for games such 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 the moves of other players. However, in the 1920s John von Neumann single-handedly invented game theory, introducing the general mathematical concept of &#147;strategy&#148; in a paper on games of chance (Mathematische Annalen 100 [1928]: 295-320). This contained the proof of his &#147;minimax&#148; theorem that says &#147;a strategy exists that guarantees, for each player, a maximum payoff assuming that the adversary acts so as to minimize that payoff.&#148; The &#147;minimax&#148; 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 first Nobel Prize in economics&#148; - Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, no. 953, p. 473. PROVENANCE: Dr. Richard Stevens Burington, born Columbus, Ohio, lived most of his life in Arlington, Virginia (1901-1973). &#147;He graduated from Ohio State University in 1925 and received his Ph.D. in mathematics from there in 1931. From 1926 to 1941 he was professor of mathematics at Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio&#148;; he authored the Handbook of Mathematical Tables and Formulas, (1933), for which he was known internationally. Later he moved to Arlington, VA for civilian service with the Navy Department. His last position there was in &#147;Naval Air Systems Command where he was Chief Mathematician and consultant to the staff on scientific policy matters.&#148; &#147;He joined the Navy Bureau of Ordnance in 1941 where he became a pioneer in weapons effectiveness analysis. He first worked on the mine and anti-submarine systems needed in World War II. This grew into a wide range of analyses of naval weapons of all types, including the anti-air systems used against kamikaze attacks, and the beginnings of the nuclear era of weapons. He participated in the first atomic tests in the Pacific. He also was influential in establishing quantitative systems analysis as the Navy moved into the missile age. He was instrumental in planning the initial design and use of modern electronic computer systems.&#148; He received recognition for his work and was member of all the professional societies relating to mathematics. [See his obituary for more information.] Burlington corresponded with von Neumann on January 19, 1951. This letter was recorded in the book on von Neumann&#146;s Selected Letters, (2005) His obituary appears in the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, vol. 64, no. I, 1974. REFERENCES: See: Von Neumann, John. John Von Neumann: Selected Letters. American Mathematical Society & London Mathematical Society, 2005. See also: MacRae, Norman, John von Neumann: The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the Modern Computer, Game Theory, Nuclear Deterrence, and Much More and Invariant Measures. American Mathematical Society & London Mathematical Society, 1992.

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        Portrait of Paul Robeson as Othello

      New York, june 1, 1944 - Superb, brooding image of Robeson in one of the most famous performances in American theater history. Robeson had originally played Othello in in a 1930 English production, opposite Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Desdemona, but American taboos against mixed-race casting prevented an American production for years, and was not until 1943 that Robeson's Othello was ventured in the States. The New York production of Othello at the Schubert Theater with Paul Robeson in the lead, Uta Hagen as Desdemona and José Ferrer as Iago, had the longest run of any Shakespeare play to that time (289 performances), opening on Oct. 19, 1943 and closing n July 1, 1944. It was the first time in US history that an Afro-American portrayed Othello on the stage, and audiences were riveted to see a black man kiss a white woman (ROBESON, PAUL) 9-3/4 x 7-1/4. Full length, in costume designed by Robert Edmond Jones. Vintage gelatin silver print. Very good, archival mounting tape on recto. Embossed stamp lower front, atelier stamped on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten | 101 Central Park West | Cannot be reproduced without permission", and docketed by Van Vechten in ink, giving the subject of the photograph ("Paul Robeson as Othello"), the date, and the number of the negative [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Broadside, in English, narrow 4to, 1944; Broadside, in Hebrew, oblong 8vo,1945; Broadside in Hebrew, 4to, 1947

      Broadside with printed date of "27th September 1944," is a "Notice," announcing "at night, attacks were carried out by our soldiers against the British Police Fortresses at Haifa, Kalkiiya, Katra and Beit Dajan. Heavy engagements took place, with casualties suffered by...both sides...Our units are fighting...according to all the laws of warfare, as they are recognized in this world of violence and oppression...the principle of face-to-face engagements has been followed. We have taken all precautions in order not to hit the civil population, whether Jewish or alien...we shall, as every Underground army did, come out...for decisive battles against the oppressors of our Homeland...on the basis of precedents which have been created in the course of this World War, we will demand...recognition of our rights as an UNDERGROUND ARMY...." This broadside comes from "HAIRGUN HATZVAI HALEUMI B'ERETS-ISRAEL (National Military Organisation)." Broadside, in Hebrew, oblong 8vo, with printed date and place, "Underground in Zion - Nisan 5705," [945], announces the hanging in Cairo of two "fighters for freedom." "The sentence was approved and executed by the Egyptian authorities under pressure from Churchill and the British authorities in England, in the Middle East and in Eretz Israel. The Hebrew nation is at war with the enslavers of its homeland...." The third broadside, in Hebrew, small 4to, with printed date of "Shevat 5707 [1947], shows an image of a young woman who "died defending aliyah [immigration or return to Israel]." "They told me we would give our lives for aliyah. But now immigrants are being deported from the shores of the homeland...Bracha Fuld. Published by Irgun Zvai Leumi in Eretz Israel." Fuld was killed when the British attacked the underground outpost where she was.

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      Cummington Press, (Cummington, MA) 1944 - Publisher's blue boards. Introduction by Allen Tate. Lowell's scarce first book, limited to a total of 250 copies printed. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper to critic F. W. Dupee, at whose home Lowell and his first wife, Elizabeth Hardwick, spent their honeymoon: "For Fred,/'Sunt aliquid manes,'/with love and gratitude/from,/Cal." The quote is from Sextus Propertius and is roughly translated as "The spirits do exist." Lowell's honeymoon came in the midst of his first, though not his worst, occurrence of manic depression. Some discoloration to boards; half-inch chip at the head of the spine. Very Good copy with a superb inscription [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Economy / by Robert Boothby - [Publisher's Personal File Copy with a Small ARCHIVE of Quite Telling Manuscript Corespondence between Secker & Warburg and the Author [And Others] a Boothby Pamphlet Additionally Loosely Inserted]

      London : Secker And Warburg 1944 - Physical desc. : 162 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subject: Economic policy. Currency question. Great Britain - Economic policy. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Scans and additional detail on request. 1 Kg. 162 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Othello (Original playbill, signed by the cast)

      New York: Sam Shubert Theatre, 1944. Original playbill for the Broadway production of "Othello" at the Sam Shubert Theatre, starring Paul Robeson as Othello, Jose Ferrer as Iago, Uta Hagen as Desdemona, and James Monks as Cassio. SIGNED by each of the principal members of the cast on the front wrapper.& & A landmark production by the Theatre Guild, debuting in October of 1943, in which Robeson became the first African-American actor to play Othello on Broadway with a white supporting cast. The play was a triumph, and at that time was the longest running Shakespeare adaptation in Broadway history, at 296 performances.& & Very Good plus. Contemporary owner inscription, with a date 4/15/1944 mentioned as the date of the signing, to the verso of the front wrapper, check marks to a couple of theatre listings inside. Staple holes to the top of rear wrapper and most pages, else easily Near Fine.

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        Samlade skrifter [complete in 19 volumes]

      Stockholm : Albert Bonniers, 1944-1946, 1944. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 19v. 20cm. Summary: Complete works of Agnes von Krusenstjerna in 19 volumes, edited by Johannes Edfelt. Language: Swedish. Contents of volumes: [1] Ninas dagbok. Helenas forsta karlek. (283p., 1944) --[2] Tony vaxer upp. (395p., 1944) --[3] Tonys laroar. (420p., 1944) --[4] Tonys sista laroar. (352p., 1944) --[5] En dagdriverskas anteckningar. Handelser pa vagen. --[6] Fru Esters pensionat (333p, 1944) --[7]-[13] Froknarna van Pahlen (1945): i. Den Bla rullgardinen. (286p.) ii. Kvinnogatan. (287p.) iii. Hostens skuggor. (308p., 1945) iv. Porten vid Johannes. (426p., 1945) v. Alskande par. (387p., 1945) vi. Brollop pa Ekered. (521p. 1945) vii. Av samma blod. (506p., 1945) --[14] En ung dam far till djurgardsbrunn. Delat rum pa kammakaregatan. (427p., 1945) --[15] Vivi, flicka med melodi. Dikter. Ur basta noveller. (305p., 1945) --[16]-[19] Fattigadel (1946): i. Fattigadel. (536p.) ii. Dunklet mellan traden. (526p.) iii. Dessa lyckliga ar. (544p.) iv. I livets var. (586p.). Subjects: Swedish literature -- Collected works -- Fiction -- Novels --20th century. Very good copies in contemporary bindings of gilt-blocked, 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some light generalized surface wear evident on spine covers. All edges marbled. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Orlando (The Marmalade Cat)

      Country Life, Ltd., London,, 1944. His Silver Wedding. Folio. Original pictorial wrappers, decorations and tittles within the design by Hale. Lithographic illustrations by the author throughout. Crease to corner of lower wrapper, rather tanned and somewhat rubbed. A decent copy. First Edition, First Impression. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to inside of the upper wrapper. Presentation copies of the Orlando books are uncommon.

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        An American Dilemma

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, , 1944. The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Corners bumped. An excellent copy in the rubbed and toned jacket with tanned spine panel and some small chips and closed tears. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author, who professes his thanks to Professor Gunnar Wiberg in Swedish on the front free endpaper, and dates the inscription to December 1952. Myrdal shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, for "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." However, the present study of race relations in America is possibly his best-known and most influential work. Commissioned by the Carnegie Institute, the project drew on sociological, economic, anthropological and legal data, to enquire into the "American Dilemma," the sharp contrast between high ideals and the failure to deliver basic human rights in the 80 years since the Civil War. Myrdal was also a signatory of UNESCO&#39;s 1950 statement The Race Question.

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        The Road to Serfdom

      New York: University of Chicago, 1944.. First edition, sixth printing published three months after the first. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Hayek on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. A very sharp copy.

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        The Road To Serfdom

      Sydney: Dymock&#39;s Book Arcade, 1944.. First Australian edition of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism published. Octavo, original cloth. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket that has some tape reinforcement to the verso.

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        Joseph the Provider

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944 First American edition, first printing. Original publisher&#39;s cloth, dust jacket. Presentation copy; signed and inscribed by Mann to his next-door neighbor, Lester Ziffren: "To Lester Ziffren/ as a sign of good neighbor-/ -hood policy/ Pacif. Palisades/ Thomas Mann/ March 21, 1946". About fine with some toning to front endpaper and half title pages; in a jacket with some light wear, a few small nicks, tear to upper edge of front panel, else very good.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Dangling Man

      New York: Vanguard, 1944.. First edition of the author&#39;s first book. Octavo, original beige cloth. Light browning to the inner hinges as usual, else fine in near fine dust jacket that shows only light wear to the extremities and a small chip to the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box. A very sharp copy.

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