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      Moscow 1945-1949. 20 issues. No. 33, 1945 - No. 18, 1949. 4to. Bound in one later binding of imitation leather. Profusely lllustr.. Ogonyok Magazine is a magazine in Moscow, Russia covering local news, sports, business, jobs, and community events. Ogonyok, which translates as "little flame", is one of the oldest Russian weekly illustrated magazines, published since December 21, 1899.The principal photographer and photo editior of OGONYOK magazine, Dmitri Baltermants (1912-1990). achieved what words could not. Over a span of five decades, he captured on film the life, the times and the spirit of the Soviet people and the nation they built. These issues contain several of his famous photographs from the war

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        Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1945.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Minus/Very Good Minus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 1st edition, 1st impression of Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece, complete with dustwrapper. This is the true first edition rather than the more commonly found Book Society edition. The dw is unclipped and almost complete with chips to spine ends and corners which have amateur tape repairs to verso; spine is darkened. Print to front wrapper is bright.There are a few pink spots to front and rear panels, also some light staining and soiling, but overall an unusually good example of the scarce wrapper. Red cloth gilt with fading to spine tips. Contents clean except for dedication page which carries an interesting gift inscription written in Calverley Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, July 1945.

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      NP Tel Aviv NP 1945 First edition g 4to. Illustrated paper portfolio of ten loose plates, printed in brown-tone photogravure, with explanatory text. Portraits of Jewish people during prewar Poland. Text and captions in Hebrew. Part of a larger publishing project, which was not fully realized due to paper scarcity. Gray and red printed portfolio cover detached, with small water stain to margin, not affecting text. Half title creased at corner and nearly detached from explanatory text. All plates in very good condition. Only one OCLC listing

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("John") to Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard, from Cuernavaca, regarding the filming of THE PEARL, and other matters

      Hotel Marik Cuernavaca Mexico junetoward the front 1945 Hotel Marik, Cuernavaca, Mexico, "june - (toward the front)", [1945]. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. One page in ink on recto of a single sheet ruled note paper. Very good. From the Estate of Burgess Meredith . UNPUBLISHED letter written from Cuernavaca, while Steinbeck was in Mexico "riding herd" on the shooting of the film version of THE PEARL Dear Buzzy and Paulette: I've forgotten where you live. I've forgotten Milly's [i.e., LEWIS MILESTONE'S] street number too but at least I remember his street. We don't live at the hotel but we get our mail there. I know Paulette knows the place. We have a little house with a big garden about half a mile from the plaza - very pleasant. Will be here until October I guess. We don't start shooting [THE PEARL] until August. I don't suppose there is much chance of your coming down after you finish the Chambermaid [ Meredith's DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID]. Blumey was asking about you the other night when we were in town. We're getting lots of sun and oddly enough a lot of work done, a thing I can hardly believe. I wonder how your film ["Diary of A Chambermaid"] goes. I have some ideas for the future - too many but perhaps worth discussing some time. Tom grows like a bloody weed. He is so black we will have trouble getting him into a hotel in Georgia. And he is very strong and no intellectual company whatever. Gwyn thrives here. Anyway, we'll see our picture through here and then go on to New York in October and after that we have no plans.... The grapevine has nice things to say about your picture. And Renoir is a great man. I've always wanted to work with him. The rains are just starting here and the fine big clouds all day. It's pretty wonderful. Please give our love to Kendal and Milly. And to yourselves. JOHN" [with:] Telegram from Steinbeck's wife Gwendolyn in New York, to Burgess Meredith in Monterey, Calif., conveying Steinbeck's address in Cuernavaca: "Dear Buzz, John is in Mexico Address Hotel Marik Cuernavaca Mor. Mexico ... Gwen in New York."

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        A Method for the Calculation of the Zeta-Function. [Received 7 March, 1939. - Read 16 March, 1939]. [In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series. Volume 48].

      London, Hodgson & Son, 1945. Royal 8vo. Entire volume 48 of "Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series" bound WITH ALL THE SIX ORIGINAL FRONT-WRAPPERS for all six parts of the volume (bound in at rear) in a very nice contemporary blue full cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt ex-libris ("Belford College. Univ. London") to spine. Very minor bumping to extremities. Overall in excellent, very nice, clean, and fresh condition in- as well as ex-ternally. Small circle-stamp to pasted-down front free end-paper and to title-page ("Bedford College for Women"). Book-plate stating that the book was presented to the Library of Bedford College by "Professor H. Simpson./ 1945" + discreet library-markings to upper margin of pasted-down front free end-paper. Pp. 180-197. [Entire volume: (4),477, (1) pp + 1 plate (balance sheet)].. The very rare first printing of Turing's first published paper devoted to the Riemann-zeta function, the basis for his famous "Zeta-function Machine", a foundation for the digital computer.While working on his Ph.D.-thesis, Turing was concerned with a few other subjects as well, one of them seemingly having nothing to do with logic, namely that of analytic number theory. The problem that Turing here took up was that of the famous Riemann Hypothesis, more precisely the aspect of it that concerns the distribution of prime numbers. This is the problem that Hilbert in 1900 listed as one of the most important unsolved problems of mathematics. Turing began investigating the zeros of the Rieman zeta-function and certain of its consequences. The initial work on this was never published, though, but nevertheless he continued his work. "Turing had ideas for the design of an "analogue" machine for calculating the zeros of the Riemann zeta-function, similar to the one used in Liverpool for calculating the tides." (Herken, The Universal Turing Machine: A Half-Century Survey, p. 110). Having worked on the zeta-function since his Ph.D.-thesis but never having published anything directly on the topic, Turing began working as chief cryptanalyst during the Second World War and thus postponed this important work till after the war. Thus, it was not until 1945 that he was actually able to publish his first work on this most important subject, namely the work that he had presented already in 1939, the groundbreaking "A Method for the Calculation of the Zeta-Function", which constitutes his first printed contribution to the subject."After the publication of his paper "On computable Numbers," Turing had begun investigating the Riemann zeta-function calculation, an aspect of the Riemann hypothesis concerning the distribution of prime numbers... Turing's work on this problem was interrupted by World War II, but in 1950 he resumed his investigations with the aid of the Manchester University Mark I [one of the earliest general purpose digital computers]..." (Origins of Cyberspace p. 468).Not in Origins of Cyberspace (on this subject only having his 1953-paper - No. 938)

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        All Hallows Eve

      Faber & Faber London: Faber & Faber. 1945. First. First edition. Edges of the boards very slightly soiled, else fine in very good plus dustwrapper with very shallow loss at the crown, and a small stain on the rear panel. A very nice copy of the author's fragile and uncommon final novel, about a magical attempt to gain control of the souls of the dead in post-war London, and the two little girls that accidentally interfere. .

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        My Home Is Far Away

      William H. Allen London: William H. Allen. (no date - 1945). First. First English edition. Fine in a near fine dustwrapper with a little foxing and a couple of tiny nicks and tears. An exceptionally scarce wartime novel, the first printing was almost certainly minuscule. .

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        In Commemoration of the Sixtieth Birthday of Niels Bohr October Seventh 1945. [In "Reviews of Modern Physics", Volume 17, Numbers 2 and 3, April-July 1945]. [Containing Einstein and Straus' "The Influence of the Expansion of Space on the Gravitation Fields Surrounding the Individual Stars" and 25 other papers by some of the most famous physicists of the 20th century, see below].

      Lancaster, American Physical Society, 1945. Lex8vo. Entire volume in the original printed orange wrappers. Previous owner's name to top of front wrapper. Frontispiece-photos of Niels Bohr. Lower part of spine with a tear and minimal loss of paper, otherwise a fine and clean copy. Pp. 93-350, (1) pp.. First printing of this extraordinary collection of papers by some of the most famous and illustrious physicists of the 20th century, celebrating Niels Bohr's seventieth birthday.Straus worked with Einstein for four years and together they wrote three papers. One of these was "The influence of the expansion of space on the gravitation fields surrounding the individual stars". A 29-year-old assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Alberta, Max Wyman, was asked to review Einstein and Straus' paper. After reading it, he wrote a letter to Einstein with the remarkable words: "I believe that there is a rather serious error in the paper ...". As it turned out, the paper did indeed contain a serious error: It had a positive value to a term that should have been negative. Later research showed that the mistake was made when the paper was being reworked for publication.Einstein welcomed the criticism. Wyman received a letter from Straus and Einstein reading: "Professor Einstein and I were both very interested in your explicit solution to the field equations. We have since been able to show that all solutions of the field equation can be transformed into the Schwarzchild solution, a fact of which we were not aware of at the time our paper was written. With this fact in mind your conclusion, that the explicit solution can be made to satisfy the boundary conditions, proves the same thing as part III of our paper."Despite Einstein and Bohr's friendship and mutual admiration, they had some professional disputes which today are known as the Bohr-Einstein debates. An account of these was written by Bohr, in an article entitled "Discussions with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics" in "Albert Einstein. Philosopher-Scientist" from 1949.Weil 216.The issue contains the following papers:1. Pauli. W. Niels Bohr on His 60th Birthday. Pp. 97-101.2. Hevesy, G. On the Effect of Roentgen Rays on Cellular Division. Pp. 102-111.3. Franck, James. Photosynthetic Activity of Isolated Chloroplasts. Pp. 112-119.4. Einstein, Albert and Ernst G. Straus. The Influence of the Expansion of Space on the Gravitation Fields Surrounding the Individual Stars. Pp. 120-124. [Weil 216].5. Gamow, G. and G. Keller. A Shell Source Model for Red Giant Stars. Pp. 125-137.6. Chandrasekhar, S. The Formation of Absorption Lines in a Moving Atmosphere. Pp. 138-156.7. Wheeler, John Archibald and Richard Phillips Feynman. Interaction with the Absorber as the Mechanism of Radiation. Pp. 157-181.8. Thomas, L. H. Relativistic Invariance. Pp. 182-186.9. Beck, Guido. Field Concepts in Quantum Theory. Pp. 187-194.10. Dirac, P. A. M. On the Analogy Between Classical and Quantum Mechanics. Pp. 195-199.11. Bhabha, H. J. Relativistic Wave Equations for the Elementary Particles. Pp. 200-216.12. Williams, E. J. Application of Ordinary Space-Time Concepts in Collision Problems and Relation of Classical Theory to Born's Approximation. Pp. 217-226.13. Vleck, J. H. Van and V. F. Weisskopf. On the Shape of Collision-Broadened Lines. Pp. 227-236.14. Bloch, F. and I. I. Rabi. Atoms in Variable Magnetic Fields. Pp. 237-244.15. Born, Max. On the Quantum Theory of Pyroelectricity. Pp. 245-251.16. Heitler, W. and P. Walsh. Theory of Cosmic-Ray Mesons. Pp. 252-262.17. Hulthén, Lamek. Comments on the Difficulties of the Meson Theory. Pp. 263-266.18. Pauli, W. and N. Hu. On the Strong Coupling Case for Spin-Dependent Interactions in Scalar- and Vector-Pair Theories. Pp. 267-286.19. Meitner, Lise. An Attempt to Single Out Some Fission Processes of Uranium by Using the Differences in Their Energy Release. Pp. 287-291.20. Turner, Louis A. The Missing Heavy Nuclei. Pp. 292-296.21. Graham, Gordon A. R. and Hans Halban, Jr. On the Angular Distribution of Neutrons in the Photo-Disintegration of the Deuteron. Pp. 297-304.22. Klein, O. and J. Lindhard. Some Remarks on the Quantum Theory of the Superconductive State. Pp. 305-309.23. London, F. Planck's Constant and Low Temperature Transfer. Pp. 310-322.24. Goudsmit, S. Random Distribution of Lines in a Plane. Pp. 321-322.25. Wang, Ming Chen and G. E. Uhlenbeck. On the Theory of the Brownian Motion II. Pp. 323-342.26. Casimir, H. B. G. On Onsager's Principle of Microscopic Reversibility. Pp. 343-350

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        Arkitekturens formspråk. 1-10. Studier över arkitekturens konstnärliga värden i deras historiska utveckling.

      Nordisk rotogravyr, 1945-61. Tio volymer, 6267 s., rikt illustrerade med foton,ritningar och färgplanscher. Förlagets dekorerade blå klotband. Nyskick, knappt öppnade

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        Drottning Gåsfot.

      (La Rôtisserie de la Reine Pédauque). Översättning Hjalmar Söderberg. Illustrationer av Bertil Bull Hedlund. P. A. Norstedt & Söner. Kungl. Boktryckeriet 1945. 314 sid. Numrerad bibliofilupplaga med signerad originaletsning av Bertil Bull Hedlund. Mörkblått originalskinnband med förgylld pärmdekoration. Inre denteller och helt guldsnitt. Omslag medbundna. Nött skyddskassett. 27,5 x 20 cm

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        Coins, Medals and Seals of the Shahs Of Iran (1500-1941)

      Stephen Austin and Sons Ltd. n.p. Stephen Austin and Sons, Ltd. 1945 Bound in imprinted wrappers. Small 4to. The first edition. Illustrated with plates, folding tables and further tables in charts throughout. The true very rare First Issue of this renowned work. Very minor sunning and soiling to covers. Previous owners inscription in arabic to half title. A Near Fine, very crisp copy.Featured Misc.

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        Josef Scharl

      New York: Nierendorf Editions. 1945. First. First edition. Introduction by Alfred Neumeyer of Mills College, California. Quarto. Small owner's label, else fine. Copy number 33 of 100 numbered copies Signed by the artist and with an original Signed color etching by the artist. .

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        Toc toc. Chi è? Apri la porta.

      A. Mondadori. Milano 1945. 4°. 14 colour illustrations of different sizes, that open up like small doors etc. Original cardboard cover. Slight edgewear and slightly soiled cover. Otherwise intact and in the original condition. Inside is nice.. Avantgarde children's book, by the multi-talented Italian artist

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        The Open Society and its Enemies. 2 Vols. Volume I: The Spell of Plato. Volume II: The High Tide of Prophecy: Hegel, Marx, and the Aftermath.

      London, Routledge, (1945). 2 volumes 8vo. Two original black full cloth bindings with gilt lettering to spines, in very good dust-jackets. Cloth bindings extremely nice, with a bit of wear to upper capital of volume 1. Dust-jackets very fine and complete, with some light discoloration and minor edgewear; front inner flap of volume two with a few creases. Not price-clipped. Private ownership stamp to title-page of volume 1 and the half-title of volume 2 ("From the Library of Alexander Sachs"), otherwise internally very fine and clean. An extremely nice set. VII, (1), 268; V, (1), 352 pp.. The not common first edition, rare in the original dust-jackets, of Popper's hugely influential main work and a classic of political thought. The present copy comes from the library of the seminal economist and banker Alexander Sachs, whose political and economical research has been of pivotal character to the development of 20th century economy.Alexander Sachs (1893 -1973) was an Jewish American economist and banker. In 1939, he delivered the Einstein-Szilárd letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which it was suggested that nuclear research should be fomented.Sachs was born in Lithuania and came to America in 1904. He studied at Townsend Harris High School in New York City, the City College of New York, and Columbia College. In 1913 he joined the municipal bond department at Boston-based investment bank Lee, Higginson & Co., but in 1915 returned to education as a graduate student in social sciences, philosophy and jurisprudence at Harvard College. In later life he was on the faculty at Princeton University. Between 1918 and 1921 he was an aide to Justice Brandeis and the Zionist Organization of America on international problems of the Middle East and the World War I peace conference. From 1922 to 1929 he was economist and investment analyst for Walter Eugene Meyer in equity investment acquisitions. He then organized and became Director of Economics Investment Research at the Lehman Corporation, a newly established investment company of Lehman Brothers. From 1931 he joined the board at Lehman. He was Vice President from 1936 to 1943, remaining on the board until his death in 1973.In 1933, Sachs served as organizer and chief of the economic research division of the National Recovery Administration. In 1936, he served on the National Policy Committee. During the war, he was economic adviser to the Petroleum Industry War Council, and special counsel to the director of the Office of Strategic Services. He was knighted by the Queen of England and at the time of his death held the title of Sir Alexander Sachs. "The Open Society and its Enemies" is the classic that, written at the outbreak of WWII, in its attempt to understand and explain the appeal of totalitarian ideas, and do everything possible to undermine it and promulgate the value and importance of liberty, is responsible for decades of Hegel- and Plato-misinterpretations. Few works of modern philosophy have had as wide an influence as Popper's "Open Society", and few works of such an influence have been as thoroughly misguiding. "The critique of Plato, a hero to so much of modern European culture, is an impressive scholarly tour de force ... The attack on Hegel is weakened by insufficiently controlled antipathy, but the critique of Marx, to whom in many ways Popper is sympathetic, is of memorable power." (A. Quinton in IESS). "Karl Popper is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. He was also a social and political philosopher of considerable stature, a self-professed 'critical-rationalist', a dedicated opponent of all forms of scepticism, conventionalism, and relativism in science and in human affairs generally, a committed advocate and staunch defender of the 'Open Society', and an implacable critic of totalitarianism in all of its forms. One of the many remarkable features of Popper's thought is the scope of his intellectual influence. In the modern technological and highly-specialised world scientists are rarely aware of the work of philosophers; it is virtually unprecedented to find them queuing up, as they have done in Popper's case, to testify to the enormously practical beneficial impact which that philosophical work has had upon their own." (SEP)."The Open Society and its Enemies" was on the Modern Library Board's 100 Best Nonfiction books of the 20th century

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        Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger: Showing How a Man May With Privacy and Speed Communicate His Thoughts to a Friend at Any DistanceLondon: I. Norton for John Maynard and Timothy Wilkins, 1641.

      First edition of "the most important of early English works on cryptography" (Galland, p.201).<br/><br/> "A succinct volume, very well grounded in the classics, Mercury introduced the words <i>cryptographia</i> (defined by Wilkins as 'secrecy writing') and <i>cryptologia</i> ('secrecy of speech') into English. The author reserved the term <i>cryptomeneses</i>, or 'private intimations,' for the art of secret communication in general. In addition to summing up the knowledge of the time, Wilkins depicted three types of geometrical cipher, a mystifying system in which a message is represented by dots, lines or triangles. The letters of the alphabet, in normal or mixed order, were written out at normal spatial intervals; these served as the key. This line of letters was held at the top of a sheet of paper, and the message was spelled out by marking a dot for each plaintext letter underneath that letter in the key alphabet, each dot lower than its predecessor. The dots could then be connected by twos to form what would look like a graph - or they could be left as dots. The receiver, who had an identically proportioned key, noted the positions of the dots, the ends of the lines, or the apexes of the triangles against the alphabetical scale to read the plaintext." (Kahn, p. 155).<br/><br/> There had been diplomatic cipher books in manuscript since Elizabethan times for envoys and military men, but this was the first printed book devoted to the subject in English. At the end Wilkins deals with modes of rapid communication, from carrier pigeons to smoke signals. He calls this 'tachymenysis, or the art of swift information'. <br/><br/> J. S. Galland, An Historical and Analytical Bibliography of the Literature of Cryptology, 1945; D. Kahn, The Codebreakers. The Story of Secret Writing, 1996; Wing W2202.. 8vo: 163 x 107 mm. The text complete with 95 leaves, but paginated pp. [xiv], 1-48, 65-80, 83-98, 81-128, 127-169, 180, without the preliminary blank [A1] and the terminal blanks [M7-8] (as usual). Title and text within ruled borders. Contemporary calf, spine with some professional leather restoration, inner hinges strengthened with Japan paper. Ownership inscription, James Haig dated July 1770, to title and endpaper. In all a very good copy

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        Skuggorna. Fragment ur ett händelseförlopp på ännu okänd tid och plats. 15 originallitografier.

      Stockholm, 1945/1946. Suite of 15 original lithographies, each in passe-partout and mounted on thick card. The leaves measure 30x22,5 cm, and are signed by the artist and numbered 30/100. Housed in the original linen box. There is an extra unnumbered lithography, called Aurum, which is probably intended as a title plate. Some of the passe-partouts are a bit toned, and one of them has a short tear. A few cards have a bumped corner. The plates are all fine. Laid-in is a 4-page leaflet with a text about the plates, and with a list of their titles. On back of this leaflet is stated that the plates were printed in 200 copies each, but the plates of all known copies are only numbered up to 100. The title of this work is The Shadows, and it tells the fragmentary story of a Spanish woman's sufferings and her final death, which seems to be inspired partly by WWII, and partly by the Spanish Inquisition

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        Nuremberg Trials - Archive of Holocaust Photographs relating to the Nuremberg Triials and Holocaust

      1945 A collection of approximately 185 photographs (many press photographs) plus Mauthausen Concentration Camp Plan (44 x 55 cm) , marked prosecution Exhibit 54. The photographs start rom April 1945, just after the liberation of Bergen Belsen fand depict the atrocities of the concentration camps. Some are marked with an exhibit number for use at the trial. Includes about 60 portraits of the defendants from the trials (15.5 x 10.5 cm ) dated August 8th, 1945, as well as scenes from the trials such as people taking the witness stand, judges and court officials. Most are agency photographs and official photographs with Crown Copyright and from the US Army Signal Corps. A number of the photographs relate to the trial of General Oberst von Falkenhorst, and Major Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945) a Norwegian army officere and diplomat who collaborated with the German occupying force (1940-1945) and from whom the term 'quisling' (traitor, collaborator) was coined, and the Hadamar Assylum Atrocity Trial. The photographs vary in size from 25.5 21 cm to some small mugshots. An important and historic archive of one of th emost notprious events of the of the 20th Century. More detailed information can be supplied on request.

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