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        EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. [Lawrence Northcote Upjohn's Copy]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1947 [Einstein] Hecht, Selig. EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Early 'Post War', Einstein Association Copy of Selig Hecht's EXPLAINING THE ATOM presented by Dr. Einstein. to Lawrence Northcote Upjohn, President of The Upjohn Pill And Granule Company. 8vo., 205pp. Publisher's blind embossed light blue cloth, faded at the spine. A very good copy. L.N. Upjohn received Selig Hecht's book "Explaining the Atom" on 5-5-47. At that time, he signed his name along with that date on the inside cover. The dustwrapper was removed & tipped in sections to the verso of the ffe & half title as well as the rfe & final pastedown. Just four months later, Selig Hecht's obituary dated 9-19-47 was also pasted to the verso of the first half-title along with his photo on the title page. Upjohn's reference notes about Atomic particles & the Atom dated June '48 & July 59 reflects his more than just passing interest. The Einstein presentation Signed Letter is neatly tipped to the second half-title page; 1 page [mimeographed] on the letterhead of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, dated April 29, 1947. The letterhead lists Albert Einstein as Chairman & Selig Hecht as Hon. Vice-Chairman of the Committee along with Linus Pauling, Philip Morse & other scientists as officials*. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Upjohn, / I am glad to have the opportunity to send you the enclosed book, Explaining the Atom, by Selig Hecht, honorary vice-chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Dr. Hecht has succeeded in giving, clearly and simply, and authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have led to our present knowledge of nuclear fission. I believe also that from this book the discerning reader can gain the information necessary to form an independent opinion of the practical problems of atomic energy confronting the world today. Remembering your concern for these problems, and your interest in the work of our committee, I hope that you may also share my admiration and respect for this distinguished book. / With kind regards, Faithfully yours, A. Einstein" Signed by Einstein in black ink. Custom medium blue slipcase with three darker blue gilt-lettered spine labels, custom stiff blue cloth chemise. - L.N. Upjohn (Lawrence Northcote Upjohn) the nephew of William Erastus Upjohn, the founder of the Upjohn Pill and Granule Company. In 1904, Lawrence Northcote, joined the firm at the age of 31, beginning as association as an employee that would last almost half a century. In May of 1930, L.N. Upjohn was named president a position he held until 1953. *Background: In May, 1946, Albert Einstein, R.F. Bacher, Hans A. Bethe, Edward U. Condon, Thorfin R. Hogness, Leo Szilard, Harold C. Urey, & V.F. Weisskopf joined together to form the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. These scientists in turn were later joined by Selig Hecht, Harrison Brown, and H.J. Mueller. The object of the Committee as stated in their by-laws was to encourage and further the peaceful uses of atomic energy. To attain this objective the "Committee was to solicit private contributions in support of the work of the National Committee for Atomic Information." On August 6, 1946 the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientist s was incorporated in Princeton, New Jersey in order "that the contributions it received might be devoted to other groups interested in the field of atomic information & education as well as the NCAI." Included among these groups were the Association of Scientists for Atomic Education, the Federation of American Scientists, & the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The ECOAS while supporting these various groups of scientists' organization whose ends were the education of the public & the United States' government in the potential uses & misuses of atomic energy, also carried on extensive educational programs. These programs had as their objective in addition to the raising of funds the eliciting of support for some form of international control of the atomic bomb such as the Baruch Plan submitted to the United Nations in 1946. BRL 270. [19833] $14750. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        On the Iliad. Translated from the French by Mary McCarthy, with an Introduction by Hermann Broch

      New York: Pantheon Books / Bollingen Series IX, 1947. First Edition. Octavo (23cm). Cloth-backed boards; 126pp. With presentation inscription from Hermann Broch to Ben and Bernarda Shahn: "To Bernarda and Ben with all good wishes in friendship / Hermann," dated "New Year, 1948." Mild external dusting and wear; Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. & & Broch, an Austrian, escaped Nazi Germany in 1938, going first to England and then to the United States, where he eventually settled in Princeton, just a few miles from the Shahns' home town of Roosevelt, New Jersey. His novel The Death of Virgil, completed in 1945, is considered one of the great pieces of modern exile literature. According to Shahn's children, Broch was a good friend and a frequent visitor to the Shahns' Roosevelt home.

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        L'Oiseau bleu. Gravures sur bois en couleurs de Théo Schmied

      Montrouge: Théo et Florence Schmied, 1947. Livre. Illus. by Théo Schmied. Très bon. En Feuilles. Édition illustrée. Montrouge, Théo et Florence Schmied, 1947. 34 x 25,5 cm, in-4, 66 (3) pp., orné de 64 compositions gravées sur bois en couleurs (couverture, 12 à pleine page, 36 grandes lettrines et 15 dans le texte, parfois presque à pleine page ou en encadrement), en feuilles sous couverture blanche à rabats illustrée au premier plat, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Premier tirage des gravures de Théo Schmied. L'un des 80 exemplaires de tête sur vélin Lana (n° 14), seul grand papier avant l'édition courante pour les enfants. Un superbe enfantina pour les grands. Ombres des gravures, étui insolé. (MONOD, 642).

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        Bright November

      London: The Fortune Press, 1947. 32pp, original boards in DJ. DJ professionally restored to spine, top edge of front panel and folds. Slight rubbing to spine ends and corners of book, light browning to endpapers, otherwise quite bright and clean. Inscribed and signed by Amis to front endpaper, 'Best Wishes from Kingsley Amis November 1947' . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

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        THE WAYWARD BUS*****SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      New York: The Viking Press, 1947. pp: [x] [2]3-312. Light brown cloth covered boards (slightly lighter than the first edition), stamped in gilt with a blind stamp of bus to bottom half of the top board, top edge unstained, fore-edge rough cut. Very good with moderate overall wear and previous owner's signature on the free endpaper. The jacket has moderate chipping along the edges which is a bit more pronounced at the spine ends. This copy has been SIGNED BY STEINBECK on the title page. The folds have exactly the same information as the first edition. . Signed by Author. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Terra do Pecado

      Lisboa: Minerva Editorial, 1947.. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo. Original illustrated wrappers as issued. In good condition. Signed and dated and Saramago who has added "Lanzarote", the Spanish island where the author lived during the final decades of his life. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Saramago eventually was praised forty years later with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda, The Year and Death of Ricardo Reis, among others. Very rare, especially signed.

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        Femme Assise et Dormeuse (Seated Woman and Sleeping Woman). Lithograph by Pablo PICASSO (Bloch 455; Mourlot 104; Reusse 236)

      Paris, 1947, lithograph in black and grey. The extremely rare (likely unique) trial proof of the black stone in a state not recorded by Mourlot, signed in pencil by Pablo Picasso bottom right; printed on Arches wove paper, with the printed mirror inscription ”Dimanche 11.5.47”, with full margins; image size 19-5/8 x 24-1/4 in. (49.7 x 64.4 cm); sheet size 19-5/8 x 25-3/4 in. (49.7 x 65.5 cm). Tiny fox marks verso; margins clean and even; overall in exceptional condition; museum quality framed with handcarving and hand-applied gilt by Fred Baker. References: Bloch 455; Mourlot 104; Reusse, ”The Huizinga Collection” 236 (trial proof for no.238); Bernd Rau 215. This copy with outstanding provenance: 1) Von Shilling Collection (Claudia von Shilling [1940-2003], was a senior art expert at Ketterer Kunst, Munich, and Villa Grisebach, Berlin); 2) Georges Bloch Collection (with his stamp ”GB” verso). This image is ill'd on the front panel of dust jacket of Bloch catalogue raisonne volume I.

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        THE BEARS' FAMOUS INVASION OF SICILY

      NEW YORK NY: PANTHEON BOOKS. VERY GOOD+ IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J.. PUB 1947. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY BUZZATI AND TRANSLATED BY FRANCES LOEB / ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 1945 IN ITALY . ORANGE SIMULATED-CLOTH COVERED BOARDS (11 1/4" X 8 1/2") WITH BLACK TITLES TO THE SPINE AND BLACK BUZZATI ILLUSTRATION TO THE FRONT COVER WITH ILLUSTRATED ENDPAPERS. BOOK HAS A DAMP STAIN AT THE TOP THIRD OF THE SPINE EXTENDING TO THE TOP EDGE OF COVERS WITH MODERATE RUBBING TO EDGES BUT UNMARKED INTERNALLY. D.J. HAS A FEW CHIPS TO CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS WITH 1/2" MISSINING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SPINE PANEL AND A 1/2" DEEP TRIANGULAR CHIP AT THE BASE OF THE REAR PANEL, NUMEROUS SHORT EDGE TEARS AND ABRASIONS, AND PRICE-CLIPPED. STILL A PRESENTABLE COPY OF A RARE BOOK WITH D.J. AND I BELIEVE THE FIRST OF HIS BOOKS TO APPEAR IN AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION. .

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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, TO EFREM KURTZ

      Los Angeles. 27 October 1947.. One page, closely typed, on recto of quarto lettersheet. A bit of haloing of the ink signature, old folds for mailing, very good. Folding cloth slipcase. An important letter from the pioneering African American composer, to Russian-born conductor Efrem Kurtz, then in residence in Kansas City. Still responds with enthusiasm to an enquiry from Kurtz about what he might have available for performance: "... I am so glad that you are interested in my work, and I believe I have expressed ... how much a performance by you means to me ... I do have a work such as you describe. That is 'Out of the Silence,' for strings, flute and piano ... [it] is a poetic piece, suggesting sounds coming from another world ... Along other lines, I have written some orchestral works ... One that I like especially is the 'Poem for Orchestra,' which speaks of the spiritual re-birth of a war-torn world ...." He passes on to Kurtz the details of an error in the printed score for the former piece, and continues describing other possible works for Kurtz to consider, including "Old California" and "In Memoriam: the Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy." The letter is signed in full. After a decade as conductor of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Kurtz moved to the U.S. and became a citizen in 1944. At the time of this letter, he was music director of the Kansas City Philharmonic, a post he retained until the following year, when he moved to the Houston Symphony. Still's Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American" had been performed by the Kansas City Philharmonic in 1938. An excellent letter from an important period in the ascendant decades of Still's career.

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        Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument Part I Volume I

      The Institute for Advanced Study, 1947. Second Edition. Wrappers. [6], [1]-42ff. Original buff wrappers with black titles. Reproduced typescript. Housed in a custom card case. Previous owner's name on front cover. Several paper scrapes with minor loss. Minor soiling to the covers. Clean internally. The first edition was published in 1946 (preface dated 28 June 1946). This, the second edition, notes the arithmetic portion has been considerably expanded and revised, and is dated 2 September 1947. The Preliminary Discussion "contains the first technical description of what is known as the von Neumann architecture," the foundation of modern general-purpose digital computing. This architecture allows programs to be stored "in a comparatively slow-to-access storage medium, such as a hard disk ; and work is performed on them in a fast, volatile random-access memory . . . The von Neumann architecture, with some additions and refinements, remained the logical basis for the design of most computers built since the Preliminary Report's publication" (OOC 959)1 This work also introduces the 'stored program concept' - the idea that instructions, just like data, could be reduced to numerical format and stored in the computer's internal memory. Previously, computer programs were linear and hard-wired. This innovation: 1) greatly simplified the preparation and revision of computer programs 2) permitted ready use of standard 'subroutines' or packages of calculations 3) accommodated complex problem solving by allowing the interim results of the ongoing processing of data to determine what course the program would follow. In a sense, allowing the computer to "modify its own program." or branch based on a result. There is much debate over who first conceived the stored program concept: The first known written description of the concept is in a mimeographed "First Draft" report written by von Neumann in June 1945 for internal use by the group at Penn. The first published description appears in this paper from the Institute for Advanced Studies, in disarmingly simple language: "1.2. It is evident that the machine must be capable of storing in some manner not only the digital information needed in a given computation . . . , but also the instructions which govern the actual routine to be performed on the numerical data. In a special-purpose machine these instructions are an integral part of the device and constitute a part of its design structure. For an all-purpose machine it must be possible to instruct the device to carry out any computation that can be formulated in numerical terms. Hence there must be some organ capable of storing these program orders. . . . 1.3. Conceptually we have discussed above two different forms of memory: storage of numbers and storage of orders. If, however, the orders to the machine are reduced to a numerical code and if the machine can in some fashion distinguish a number from an order, the memory organ can be used to store both numbers and orders." This paper is "frequently cited as the ‘birth certificate'; of computer science," and the first work to "fully crystallize" the modern computer. A key addition to any collection on the History of Computing. Very Good.

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        WAR PARTY SCREEN PLAY BY...SUGGESTED BY THE STORY "MASSACRE" BY JAMES WARNER BELLAH [wrapper title -- released as FORT APACHE]

      [Culver City]. 10 July 1947.. [1],190 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in printed studio wrappers. Release title (FORT APACHE) written in ink on upper wrapper, a couple minor smudges, small pinhole and one corner crease to upper wrapper, otherwise a very good or better copy. A "revised" draft of Frank Nugent's screenplay, based on a story by James Warner Bellah, of the film eventually released in March 1948 under the title FORT APACHE, directed by John Ford, and starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, et al. FORT APACHE, among John Ford's most popular and commercially successful films, was one of the long line of his films scripted by Frank Nugent over a fifteen year period that included SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949), THE QUIET MAN (1952), MISTER ROBERTS (1956), THE LAST HURRAH (1958), etc. The substantial length of the present draft reflects the length of one of the author's own working drafts we handled a few years ago, but still suggests, in comparison with the release running time of 125 minutes, that considerable revision and editing were still to be done before the script neared production status Bogdanovich, JOHN FORD (Revised ed. 1978), pp. 86-7, 138.

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        The physics of rockets. Triple offprint with special mimeographed table of contents

      1947. No Dust Jacket. Seifert, Howard S.; Mills, Mark M. (1917-58) and Summerfield, Martin. The physics of rockets [pt. 2: Physics of rockets: Liquid-propellant rockets; pt. 3: Physics of rockets: Dynamics of long-range rockets]. 3 offprints from Am. J. Physics 15, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1947); no. 2 (Mar.-Apr. 1947); no. 3 (May June 1947). 1-21; 121-140; 255-272pp., plus reproduced typescript table of contents to all three parts inserted in part 1. Text illustrations. 267 x 199 mm. Original printed wrappers. Offprints stapled together. Fine copies. From the library of Theodore von Karman (1881-1963), with his characteristic docketing on the first offprint's front wrapper. First Separate Editions. The first theoretical study of rocketry published in the United States after World War II, written by three members of Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The three-part paper, published two years after the end of the war, reflects the advances in rocket science made available to the United States after the collapse of Nazi Germany, which during the war had developed the first long-range guided rockets (the V-1 and V-2) and used them as weapons in the last months of the conflict. The paper also discusses the work on liquid- and solid-propellant rocket systems done at Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory under the guidance of the lab's director, Theodore von Karman. Topics covered here include the dynamics of rocket jets, the theory of solid-propellant operation, fundamental of liquid-propellant rocket motors, sounding rockets and escape from the earth, and rockets utilizing nuclear energy. This set of offprints is from the library of Theodore von Karman, who in addition to directing the JPL at Cal Tech was also the founder of the Aerojet Engineering Corporation, one of the industrial giants of the jet age. "At Caltech, Karman and his students laid the foundations for aerodynamic design leading to supersonic flight" (DSB). Ley, Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel (1951), p. 415.

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        Essays of Michel De Montaigne

      Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1947. Spine barely sunned, fine. Quarto. Illustrated by Salvador Dali blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, publisher's box (a little rubbed) One of 1,000 copies signed by the artist .

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        EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. [Lawrence Northcote Upjohn's Copy]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1947 [Einstein] Hecht, Selig. EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Early 'Post War', Einstein Association Copy of Selig Hecht's EXPLAINING THE ATOM presented by Dr. Einstein. to Lawrence Northcote Upjohn, President of The Upjohn Pill And Granule Company. 8vo., 205pp. Publisher's blind embossed light blue cloth, faded at the spine. A very good copy. L.N. Upjohn received Selig Hecht's book "Explaining the Atom" on 5-5-47. At that time, he signed his name along with that date on the inside cover. The dustwrapper was removed & tipped in sections to the verso of the ffe & half title as well as the rfe & final pastedown. Just four months later, Selig Hecht's obituary dated 9-19-47 was also pasted to the verso of the first half-title along with his photo on the title page. Upjohn's reference notes about Atomic particles & the Atom dated June '48 & July 59 reflects his more than just passing interest. The Einstein presentation Signed Letter is neatly tipped to the second half-title page; 1 page [mimeographed] on the letterhead of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, dated April 29, 1947. The letterhead lists Albert Einstein as Chairman & Selig Hecht as Hon. Vice-Chairman of the Committee along with Linus Pauling, Philip Morse & other scientists as officials*. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Upjohn, / I am glad to have the opportunity to send you the enclosed book, Explaining the Atom, by Selig Hecht, honorary vice-chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Dr. Hecht has succeeded in giving, clearly and simply, and authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have led to our present knowledge of nuclear fission. I believe also that from this book the discerning reader can gain the information necessary to form an independent opinion of the practical problems of atomic energy confronting the world today. Remembering your concern for these problems, and your interest in the work of our committee, I hope that you may also share my admiration and respect for this distinguished book. / With kind regards, Faithfully yours, A. Einstein" Signed by Einstein in black ink. Custom medium blue slipcase with three darker blue gilt-lettered spine labels, custom stiff blue cloth chemise. - L.N. Upjohn (Lawrence Northcote Upjohn) the nephew of William Erastus Upjohn, the founder of the Upjohn Pill and Granule Company. In 1904, Lawrence Northcote, joined the firm at the age of 31, beginning as association as an employee that would last almost half a century. In May of 1930, L.N. Upjohn was named president a position he held until 1953. *Background: In May, 1946, Albert Einstein, R.F. Bacher, Hans A. Bethe, Edward U. Condon, Thorfin R. Hogness, Leo Szilard, Harold C. Urey, & V.F. Weisskopf joined together to form the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. These scientists in turn were later joined by Selig Hecht, Harrison Brown, and H.J. Mueller. The object of the Committee as stated in their by-laws was to encourage and further the peaceful uses of atomic energy. To attain this objective the "Committee was to solicit private contributions in support of the work of the National Committee for Atomic Information." On August 6, 1946 the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientist s was incorporated in Princeton, New Jersey in order "that the contributions it received might be devoted to other groups interested in the field of atomic information & education as well as the NCAI." Included among these groups were the Association of Scientists for Atomic Education, the Federation of American Scientists, & the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The ECOAS while supporting these various groups of scientists' organization whose ends were the education of the public & the United States' government in the potential uses & misuses of atomic energy, also carried on extensive educational programs. These programs had as their objective in addition to the raising of funds the eliciting of support for some form of international control of the atomic bomb such as the Baruch Plan submitted to the United Nations in 1946. BRL 270. [19833] $14750. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Einstein: His Life and Times

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition, first printing. Original publisher's cloth. Signed and inscribed by Einstein to front endpaper: "For Mrs. Lazarus/ A. Einstein 1947./ (without responsibility for the content)". A very good or better copy with minor wear and rubbing to extremities, and a few minor spots to cloth; in a very slightly rubbed jacket.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        EINSTEIN: His Life And Times. By Philipp Frank. Signed By Einstein

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947 Einstein, Albert. EINSTEIN: His Life And Times. By Philipp Frank. Signed By Einstein. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. The Second Printing of the First Edition. Signed By Einstein in full on the front free endpaper. A very good copy in dustwrapper showing moderate use. *Previous owner's neat name stamps in 4 or 5 locations. Tape shadows from an old jacket protector. A much loved copy of a very good book. *This book belonged to Robert E. Doyle, Professor at the Dept. of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Vision in Motion

      Chicago: Paul Theobald, (1947). First Edition. Moholy's manifesto prepared for the Chicago Institute of Design, with over 440 illustrations, some in color, with as thorough a delineation of the interrelation of art forms as exists in a single text. A seminal book in the history of art and design. Fine in a close to near fine price-clipped jacket, worn a bit at the spine ends, with a few edge nicks. A particularly bright and fresh example of this fragile jacket.

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        THE LITTLE GREEN ROAD TO FAIRYLAND

      London, Adam & Charles Black1947 4th edition. Hardback with a dustwrapper ( 8" x 101/2" ). Book has light beige cloth covers with attractive green decoration and titles on front cover and titles in green on spine. No inscription or name. Exceptionally clean and tight. There are 8 SUPERB full-page colour illustrations ( fairies, brownies, elves etc. ) and 8 SUPERB full-page black and white illustrations. The dustwrapper is white with a lovely colour plate on front cover. It is a little chipped and repaired with some tiny losses to ends of spine and rear corners. Has a clear, removable protective covering. ( Please note, due to the wartime economy restrictions which applied when the book was published the dustwrapper was printed using recycled art paper i.e. there are, on the reverse side of the dustwrapper, illustrations that had been intended for use in a different book ). This is a beautiful book.VG+ / VG

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions, 1947. First Edition (first printing). The fourth play by the beloved author of THE GLASS MENAGERIE and THE ROSE TATTOO, the story of Blanche DuBois, a girl whose life is undermined by the memory of an early romance that ended in tragedy. Together with a signed photograph of a young Vivien Leigh, who starred in the 1951 Elia Kazan film. Fine/Fine but for a tiny closed tear to the front dust jacket panel. Absolutely none of the fading which commonly bedevils most copies of this pink Alvin Lustig dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Kiss of Death (Original Film Pressbook)

      Twentieth Century Fox Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947. Original pressbook for the seminal 1947 film noir, "Kiss of Death," based on the novel by Eleazar Lipsky, directed by Henry Hathaway, written for the screen by Ben Hecht, and starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Colleen Gray, and Richard Widmark (in his screen debut). Very Good plus condition, saddle stitched, quite clean with a single corner crease to the front wrapper, and a faint horizontal crease from having been folded once. 24 pages, 11 x 15.5 inches. Extremely scarce.

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        TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Publishers, 1947 Inscribed in blind by Burroughs on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzana, California." Publisher's label fixed to the front paste-down endpaper stating this book survived the infamous storeroom fire. Heins, FL-1. Zeuschner 578. The twenty ninth novel in the Tarzan series. Dust jacket and interior illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. No evidence of fire or smoke damage to the book and the dust jacket. The faintest hint of a few spots of foxing to the endpapers. Lightest of wear to the lower edges of the boards. Near fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Signed copies of this title are very uncommon.. Inscribed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

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        The Cotswold Village, Puffin Building Books 1

      Puffing Penguin, 1947. Paperback. Acceptable. Book 1A, 1B and 1C. Books B and C are complete. Book A is just the Railway Station, the Church and Bridge are lost. The Covers are loose on A and C. C has a worn corner, which does not quite impinge on the cut outs. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

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        The Mother of Us All 17/55 SIGNED

      New York: Music Press, Inc, 1947. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. SCARCE COMPLETE WITH THREE PHOTOGRAPHS. Number 17 of 55 copies signed by the composer, uniform very mild toning throughout, original printed cloth by R. J. Pontabry, rubbed, soiled, small stains to lower extremities, together with three original black & white photographs by Carl van Vechten of Stein, Thomson and two of the original cast members, laid on card with original envelope, the latter has a small stain to corner. 4to,

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        The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. Memoir, Explanatory Notes, &c. With original illustrations and steel portrait

      London:: Frederick Warne and co., [n. date]. hardcover. 1. At head of title: The Chandos Poets. Small 8vo. xxiii, 414 pp. Engraved frontispiece of the author, plates. Original full dark green morocco, gilt stamped covers with “Hood’s Works” on the upper cover, gilt spine, a.e.g. Rubber stamp of Sampson York. Fine. . With a double fore-edge painting of London from Delford [?] and Cranmore [?]. One side shows an lighter-than-air craft (hot-air balloon) aloft. Painted circa 1947-1956, probably by S.E. Stevens. The first poem in the book is “Ode to Mr. Graham, the Aeronaut” from which the fore-edge painting is taken.

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        LE SURREALISME EN 1947

      Paris: ”Pierre à Feu”, Maeght Editeur, 1947. One of 999 copies on ”vélin supérieur”, with 25 full-page original prints, 9.25 x 8.25 inches. Texts in French, 140 pages; bound in wrappers with a photographic plate by Rémy Duval on front cover, reproducing Duchamp's ”breast”. This is an excellent, clean copy, contained in a slipcase. The 25 prints include 6 original color lithographs [Victor Brauner, Max Ernst (Spies/Leppien 24), Jacques Herold, Wifredo Lam, Joan Miró (Mourlot 56; Cramer 11; first color lithograph by Miro) and Man Ray]; 5 original etchings [Marcel Jean, Nicola de Maria, Yves Tanguy (Wittrock 15A), Dorothea Tanning and Hans Bellmer (in colors; Denoel 16)]; 2 original woodcuts by Hans Arp (Arntz 120 & 121); and 12 original b&w lithographs [Brignoni, Calder, Capacci, Damme, Diego, Donati, Hare, Lamba, Matta, Sage, Tanguy (Wittrock 15B), Toyen]. ”With the collaboration of everybody who was anybody in the surrealist universe”, this work was issued for a retrospective Surrealist exhibition organized by Breton and Duchamp to mark the return to Paris of those who led the Surrealist movement before the war. References: ”From Manet to Hockney” 115; Riva Castleman ”A Century of Artists Books”, pages 71, 232, 244, plate 193; Schwarz pp.522-523; Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, no.6.23; Jentsch 191.

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        Signed Playbill from the premier performance of "A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York, 1947. pamphlet. Exceedingly rare December 3, 1947 autographed Playbill issued for the premier performance of "A Steetcar Named Desire." On this day in 1947, Marlon Brando's famous cry of "STELLA!" first boomed across a Broadway stage, electrifying the audience at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre during the first-ever performance of Tennessee Williams' play. When the curtain went down on opening night, there was a long moment of stunned silence before the crowd erupted into a round of applause that lasted for over 30 minutes! Due to the success of Streetcar, Brando became an overnight success, Tandy won a Tony Award and Williams was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This is the original Playbill for the opening night of Streetcar, Dec. 3, 1947, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, boldly signed on the credits page by Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Tennessee Williams. The cover of the Playbill has been separated but was reattached with cellophane tape over thirty years ago, the tape yellowing with age. All inner pages retain their original milk-white appearance and the signatures are dark and boldly written. The 23-year-old Brando played the rough, working-class Polish-American Stanley Kowalski, whose violent clash with Blanche DuBois (played by Jessica Tandy), a Southern Belle with a dark past, is at the center of Williams' famous drama.

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        Den onde Fyrste. Eventyr for Børn og Voksne.

      Alex. Vincents Kunstforlag, København [1947]. Illustreret af Palle Wennerwald. Forord og Moral af Aage Hermann. (20 sider). Illustreret i farver. Orig. kartonbind. Let slitage øverst og nederst på ryggen. Ellers fin.** 20 pages. Illustrated in colour. Orig. boards. Slight wear on the upper and lower part of the spine. Otherwise very good+. A nice copy of a rare book.. Ikke hos Aage Jørgensen. Eventyret "Den onde Fyrste" fra 1840 kunne uden større besvær læses som en forjættende spådom om Adolf Hitlers storhed og fald - og blev læst som sådan gennem besættelsesårene. Billedsiden i denne meget tidstypiske billedbog lader naziallegorien få hele armen

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        Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order.The American Mathematical Society, 1947. First edition.

      Rare offprint of one of von Neumann's major papers. "The 1947 paper by John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine, 'Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order' (Bulletin of the AMS, Nov. 1947), is considered as the birth certificate of numerical analysis. Since its publication, the evolution of this domain has been enormous." (Bultheel & Cools: The Birth of Numerical Analysis). <br/><br/> "Just when modern computers were being invented (those digital, electronic, and programmable), John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine wrote a paper to illustrate the mathematical analyses that they believed would be needed to use the new machines effectively and to guide the development of still faster computers. Their foresight and the congruence of historical events made their work the first modern paper in numerical analysis. Von Neumann once remarked that to found a mathematical theory one had to prove the first theorem, which he and Goldstine did concerning the accuracy of mechanized Gaussian elimination - but their paper was about more than that. Von Neumann and Goldstine described what they surmised would be the significant questions once computers became available for computational science, and they suggested enduring ways to answer them." (John von Neumann's Analysis of Gaussian Elimination: the Founding of Modern Numerical Analysis, Lecture at ICME, Stanford, January 2007). <br/><br/> "The concluding Chapter 7 interprets the rounding error analysis. Von Neumann asked his readers to continue from his residual bound 'several different ways'. He guided his readers by explaining the appropriate conclusion shows the computed result is exact for some perturbation of the initial data. This is the 'backward' interpretation which many people think von Neumann did not understand. The paper closes by evaluating the residual bound for 'random' matrices, and by counting arithmetic operations. <br/> In sum, von Neumann's paper contains much that is unappreciated or at least unattributed to him. The contents are so familiar, it is easy to forget von Neumann is not repeating what everyone knows. He anticipated many of the developments in the field he originated, and his theorems on the accuracy of Gaussian elimination have not been encompassed in half a century. The paper is among von Neumann's many firsts in computer science. It is the first paper in modern numerical analysis, and the most recent by a person of von Neumann's genius." (Kees Vuik, Birthday of Modern Numerical Analysis). <br/><br/> Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, no. 957; Goldstine, The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann, pp.290-91; Nash, A History of Scientific Computing, p.23; DSB, XIV, p.92.. Offprint from Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 1021-1099. 8vo: 241 x 152 mm. Original green printed wrappers. Provenance: With the rubber stamp of statistician, and specialist in numerical methods, Dr. Clifford J. Maloney to the front and rear wrapper. Very fine

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        Merle Armitage: Dance Memoranda (Second Edition, inscribed to composer Arthur Berger)

      Duell 1947 New York: Duell 1947, Sloan & Pearce. Second Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper in 1949 to composer Arthur Berger: "For Arthur Berger / with the gratitude of / Merle Armitage / 1949." Berger and Armitage were not only contemporaries in the New York arts scene of the 1940s, they had a strong connection in a composer that had just preceded them, Igor Stravinsky. The work of both men--Armitage's work as an impresario and Berger's compositions--strongly reflected his influence, and both wrote essays on him, captured in the noted collection of essays on Stravinsky edited by Edwin Corle and published in 1949, the same year the book offered here was inscribed. Jacket is moderately faded at the spine panel and folds, but has no chips or tears. A survey of dance profusely illustrated with photographs and works of art from diverse cultures and periods throughout. Yellow pictorial endpapers by Picasso. A tremendous association.

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        Ancient Egyptian Onomastica. 3 vols. (1.-2. Text. 3. Plates).

      London, Oxford University Press, 1947. Royal8vo and Folio. All with dustjackets. Jackets with some tears. XXIII,68,215;324 pp. and 27 plates.. The original printing

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        Christmas Tree

      Oil on composition board. 32" x 25". Dated December 25, 1947. Inscribed by Cummings on the rear of the painting: "For Marion/ love!/ Xmas/ 1947." This image was later used as a Christmas card that Cummings and Marion Morehouse had made (card included). Corners abraded. Unframed. .

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        Hermes Playing Cards.

      Hermès, Paris c. 1947-48. Hermès playing cards. Set of two decks of cards, with orignal box from Hermès, wrapped with textile ribbon. The orange outer box is marked Hermès, 24, Faub[our]G Saint-Honoré, Paris and holds two separate boxes with cards, plus an accompanied note book, spiral bound, all edges gilt, in a pocket. The front and back of these boxes have the same design as the backs of the cards. Card box measures 10x15 cm. Each deck contains 52 cards plus two jokers along with an extra presentation card (something like a title page). The cards have gold edges. The outer box a little bit worn, the "title page" for the red deck has a fold mark to the lower part. Otherwise in very good condition. These cards were printed by Draeger-Frères, Paris, in 7 (maybe even 8) zincographic colours. This is the second version, probably made for the export to Anglo-American countries because he words "Made in France" were added on the title page. The major change lies in the design of the Jack of Diamonds. The head, hat, dagger and the Jack´s index finger has been redrawn. In the second version the type face with serif is also a bit bolder, higher and wider, so the letter and small suit sign had to be placed closer to the large suit sign, thus cutting a piece off the suit sign. This is seen in all suits. A print ad from the period sells the cards as follows, "Grace your card table with these beautiful and unusual playing cards . . . the facial expressions of the court, the abundance of color are eloquent testimony to the genius of Cassandre, internationally celebrated designer-artist."A. M. Cassandre (1901-1968). Cassandre was the alias of Adolphe Jean Marie Mouron, who was born on 24·1·1901 in Kharkow, Ukraine, and died on 17·6·1968 in Paris. He was not only a graphic artist and illustrator, but also a designer of theatre stages and type faces for the French type foundry Deberny & Peignot, Bifur (1929) & Peignot (1937). He was mostly known for his advertising posters, like the one of the mailboat Normandie. In 1918 he briefly studied painting at the Beaux Arts in Paris, but already in 1922 he began to work for commercial agencies. He moved to the USA and made many covers for the Harpers Bazaar magazine between 1936 and 1937. In the early 1940´s he abandoned the commercial activities and became a painter and stage designer

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        You Touched Me! A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts

      Samuel French London: Samuel French. (1947). First. First edition, hardcover issue. A trifle rubbed, fine in fine dustwrapper with a very faint crease on the spine. Easily Williams's scarcest play, co-written with Windham and based on a short story by D.H. Lawrence. A lovely copy. .

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        Pharos [Numbers 1-4]

      Pharos and New Directions Murray, Utah [and Norfolk]: Pharos [and New Directions]. 1945,1947. First. First edition. Publisher's bound file copy of the complete run of the magazine. Blue cloth, titled on spine in gilt. A small owner name on the front fly, a few spots on the boards, very near fine, internally fine. Three issues (the first is a double issue) bound into a single volume with the original wrappers bound in. Numbers 1 & 2 constitute Tennessee Williams's first separate publication, Battle of Angels; Number 3 is Harry Levin's Toward Stendahl; and Number 4 is Ezra Pound's Confucius: The Unwobbling Pivot & The Great Digest. .

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        Meaning and Necessity. A Study in Semantics and Modal Logic.

      Chicago, (1947). 8vo. Orig. green full cloth w. gilt lettering to spine, minor bumping to extremities. With the ownership-signature of "W.V. Quine" to front free end-paper. A near mint copy. VIII, 210 pp.. The not common first edition, of Carnap's important main work on semantics, in which he, as the first logician ever, uses semantics to explain modalities. This led to an interest in the structure of scientific theories, and his main concerns here were to describe the distinction between analytic and synthetic statements and to suitably formulate the verifiability principle; -he thus wishes to find a criterion of significance that can be applied to scientific language. THE COPY HAS BELONGED TO THE GREAT LOGICIAN WILLARD ORMAN VAN QUINE and bears his signature to front free end-paper. Rudolf Carnap and W.O. Van Quine are to of the greatest logicians of the 20th century and a copy like the present must me considered of the greatest interest. In the early 30'ies Quine met Carnap, under whom he studies in Prague, and according to Quine himself, Carnap's work was a great source of inspiration to him.It is in his "Meaning and Necessity" that Carnap first defines the notions of L-true and L-false (Chapter II). A statement is said to be L-true if its truth depends on semantic rules, and L-false if its negation is L-true. Any statement that is either L-true or L-false is L-determined; analytic statements are L-determined, while synthetic statements are not L-determined. As opposed to the definitions he gives in his "The Logical Syntax of Language", these definitions now apply to semantic instead of syntactic concepts. It is also in this work that he gives his interesting explanation of his "belief-sentences"Rudolf Carnap (born 1891 in Ronsdorf, Germany, died 1970 in Santa Monica, California) was an immensely influential analytic philosopher, who has contributed decisively to the fields of logic, epistemology, semantics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of language. He was one of the leading figures of the Vienna Circle, and a prominent logical positivist. He studied philosophy, physics and mathematics at the universities of Berlin and Freiburg, and worked at the universities of Jena, Vienna and Prague until 1935, when he, due to the war, emigrated to the U.S., where he became an American citizen in 1941. In America he became professor of the University of Chicago. In Jena he was appointed Professor of Mathematics, though his main interest at that time was in physics. By 1913 he planned to write his dissertation on thermionic emission, but this was interrupted by World War I, where he served at the front until 1917. Afterwards he studied the theory of relativity under Einstein in Berlin, and he developed the theory for a new dissertation, namely on an axiomatic system for the physical theory of space and time. He thus ended up writing the important dissertation under the direction of Bouch on the theory of space (Raum) from a philosophical point of view. After the publication of his first work, Carnap's involvement with the Vienna Circle began to develop. He met Reichenbach in 1923 and was introduced to Moritz Schlick in Vienna, where he then moved to become assistant professor at the university. He soon became one of the leading members of the Vienna Circle, and in 1929 he, Neurath, and Hahn wrote the manifest of the Circle.According to Hintikka, Carnap came extremely close to possible-worlds semantics in his "Meaning and Necessity", but did not succeed, because he was not able to go beyond classical model theory (see "Carnap's heritage in logical semantics" in "Rudolf Carnap, Logical Empiricist")

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        Truman signed ornate Certificate and White House Citation for Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder&#146;s Significant Role in &#147;the successful prosecution of the war&#148; providing the tools &#147;with which to forge the weapons for victory&#133;&#148; &#150; Snyder directed the financing of the facilities at Oak Ridge for the construction of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which effectively ended World War II

      Custom-made Scrapbook, five black sheets, 14&#148; x 11&#148;, green morocco softcover, gilt-lined at perimeter of front cover. Imprinted in gilt in the center &#147;The Medal for Merit&#148; and in the lower right, &#147;John W. Snyder.&#148; A color image of the Medal for Merit, 2.5&#148; x 6&#148;, is tipped to the first page. The following two signed documents are tipped to two separate sheets: (1) Engraved Document Signed &#147;Harry S Truman&#148; as &#147;Commander-in-Chief&#148; and &#147;Dean Acheson&#148; as Acting Secretary of State, one page, 12&#148; x 9.75&#148;. Washington, March 29, 1947. The words &#147;Novus Ordo Seclorum&#148; (&#147;New Order for the Ages&#148; &#150; Latin) is embossed at top center. Appearing on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, it appears on the back of the one dollar bill. The text, (all in upper case) in full, &#147;The United States of America / To all who shall see these presents, Greeting: / This is to Certify that / the President of the United States of America / in accordance with the Order issued by General / George Washington at Headquarters, Newburgh, / New York, on August 7, 1782, and pursuant to Act / of Congress, has awarded the Medal / For Merit / to / John Wesley Snyder / for extraordinary fidelity and exceptionally / Meritorious Conduct / Given Under My Hand in the City of Washington / this 29th day of March 1947.&#148; Fine condition (2) Typed Document Signed &#147;Harry S Truman&#148; as President, one page, 8&#148; x 10&#148;. The White House, March 29, 1947. Titled in upper case: &#147;Citation of Accompany the Award/ of / the Medal for Merit / to / John Wesley Snyder.&#148; In full, &#147;JOHN WESLEY SNYDER, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States from August, 1940 to August, 1943. Mr. Snyder, as Executive Vice President of the Defense Plant Corporation, effectively directed the detailed organization of the Corporation to provide for the financing and construction of facilities required for the successful prosecution of the war. As a result of his foresight, initiative, and great ability he played an outstanding part in providing American industry and the Armed Services with the machine tools and plants with which to forge the weapons for victory. Under his aggressive leadership and diligent efforts, aircraft plants were constructed and equipped in a minimum of time, and the productive capacity to support a modern air force was thus established. Mr. Snyder's achievements and patriotic devotion reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Government of the United States.&#148; Fine condition. Tipped to the next page: (3) Photograph stamped &#147;Acme Newspictures&#148; on verso. Silver gelatin print, 9&#148; x 7&#148;. Pictures, left to right, Drucie Snyder, her father John W. Snyder, President Truman, Mrs. John W. Snyder (Evlyn Cook Snyder), and First Lady Bess Truman. Photographed just outside the White House, probably in the White House rose garden. A smiling President Truman is holding the Merit for Merit which he had just pinned on Secretary of the Treasury Snyder. Not signed. The engraved certificate and citation are each dated March 29, 1947. The President&#146;s Appointments Calendar for Saturday, March 29, 1947, lists &#147;11 am Honorable John W. Snyder.&#148; President Truman may or may not have presented these two documents to Snyder at that time. The Treasury Secretary did not receive his Medal for Merit until Wednesday, May 14, 1947. The Appointment Calendar for that day: &#147;12:30 pm The President presented the Medal for Merit to Honorable John W. Snyder, the Secretary of the Treasury. This was a surprise to Mr. Snyder and Mrs. Snyder invited the following guests.&#148; Ninety names are listed. (4) News clippings from May 14, 1947, editions of &#147;The Washington Post&#148; and &#147;New York Herald Tribune,&#148; each taped to a 5&#148; x 10&#148; sheet of the respective newspaper&#146;s stationery, are tipped to the next sheet. &#147;The Post&#148; notes that &#147;the ceremony took place in the White House rose garden as Cabinet officers and friends looked on.&#148; The &#147;Tribune&#148; story begins, &#147;John W. Snyder, Secretary of the Treasury, was called to the White House at noon today on what was called urgent business. When he got there, President Truman pinned the Medal of [sic, for] Merit on him for his work as war-time executive vice president of the Defense Plants Corporation&#133;&#148; The article concludes, &#147;the President , grinning broadly, told Mr. Snyder informally: &#145;You certainly deserved it. That medal board had no instructions from any one. It is an independent board. And it is the hardest medal to get within the gift of the government.&#146; Today&#146;s medal was the 283d [sic 238th] awarded under an act of Congress of July 20, 1942, creating the medal. It is the highest honor to civilians for aid in the war, and ranks with the Distinguished Service Medal which is conferred only on military personnel.&#148; The three-member Medal for Merit Committee, appointed by President Truman on October 3, 1945, was composed of retired Supreme Court Justice Owen D. Roberts, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Justice Lawrence D. Groner, and former FDR and Truman Press Secretary Stephen Early. (5) An eight page. 11.75&#148; x 9.25&#148;, listing of the 238 recipients of the Medal for Merit has been tipped to the next sheet. Also present, is a four page, 9&#148; x 11.25&#148; reprint from the &#147;Congressional Record&#148; of &#147;Remarks of Hon. Eugene J. Keogh of New York in the House of Representatives Wednesday, July 23, 1947,&#148; titled &#147;Medal for Merit.&#148; It lists the names of 263 recipients, including John W. Snyder. Each listing is alphabetical. From John W. Snyder&#146;s Oral History Interview in Washington, D.C., May 28, 1969, with Jerry N. Hess for the Truman Library: &#147;HESS: When did you first find out about the bomb? SNYDER: I don't know whether I've ever told you this story, but that was one of the great secrets that I tried hardest not to know about. HESS: Was it that difficult not to know about it? SNYDER: Yes. You see I was running the Defense Plant Corporation and I was being called on to finance plants with some rather large expenditures and &#150; &#145;Well, don't ask about this.&#146; This was not on the project exactly, but on some plants and equipment connected with the project. HESS: Hanford? SNYDER: Yes, for one. The Defense Plant Corporation was called on to do some of the financing there. I had a friend Earl Stewart, who was the president of Comstock Company who had been given the contract to install some of the highly top secret electrical machinery that went into... HESS: Oak Ridge? SNYDER: Oak Ridge and also Hanford. And Earl used to come and want to sit down and talk about the problems that he had. I'd say, &#145;I don't want to know about it. Please don't tell me.&#146; Frankly, I had all sorts of notions and I just wanted to keep it that way that I didn't know precisely what they were up to. Many of my British and French friends would ask me a good number of questions. You see, we didn't have a French government to deal directly with, but we had some friends of the French people who were always around trying to find out what was going on. I had known them in the banking business and so on, and they would keep coming in and, &#145;There's some thing big going on. The United States is working on something now. You ought to know about it.&#146; &#145;Well,&#146; I said, &#145;I know nothing about it.&#146; I remember going down to Knoxville to address the Tennessee Bankers Association and, oh, the pressure they put on me about that Oak Ridge plant. They said, &#145;Great carloads, trainloads of stuff pour in there and we never see anything come out. What'&#146; going on over there?&#146; Well, it was fascinating and when I actually knew about it, I think was along in the spring when I knew precisely what was going on. I think it was in the spring of &#145;45&#133; HESS: About the same time Mr. Truman did, or perhaps a little before that? SNYDER: Well, I don't want to measure the days but I think it was along about the same time&#133;&#148;

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        The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. Memoir, Explanatory Notes, &c. With original illustrations and steel portrait

      Frederick Warne and co. n London:: Frederick Warne and co., [n. date]. hardcover. 1. At head of title: The Chandos Poets. Small 8vo. xxiii, 414 pp. Engraved frontispiece of the author, plates. Original full dark green morocco, gilt stamped covers with &#147;Hood&#146;s Works&#148; on the upper cover, gilt spine, a.e.g. Rubber stamp of Sampson York. Fine. . With a double fore-edge painting of London from Delford [?] and Cranmore [?]. One side shows an lighter-than-air craft (hot-air balloon) aloft. Painted circa 1947-1956, probably by S.E. Stevens. The first poem in the book is &#147;Ode to Mr. Graham, the Aeronaut&#148; from which the fore-edge painting is taken.

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        Carnacki the Ghost - Finder

      Wisconsin: Mycroft and Moran, 1947.. Illustrated by Not Illustrated. This the First Edition of This Edition. Black Cloth. Very Good (AVERAGE)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Signed By Author Margery Lawrence ( a Fan ) HARDBACK Carnacki the Ghost Finder, a collection originally serialized in The Idler.This Copy is signed by the Author Margery Lawrence , it was her personal copy and she was a life long fan of all things occult. Her signature makes an already RARE book UNIQUE.241ppYou could also call it "Ripping Ghost Stories" for the enthusiasm and purple-tinged prose. It's a quick read. But I guarantee that, with Carnacki, you will encounter things that you will never forget. When Hodgson is good, he's unbeatable. The world in which Carnacki plies his trade as a ghost hunter and debunker (for some of the hauntings are hoaxes, for profit or revenge) shares with Lovecraft's the "suggestion of lurking worlds and beings behind the ordinary surface of life." But Lovecraft's horror is that of the completely other, so alien that it is virtually impossible for matter to mediate it in any way a human being can comprehend. Hodgson's other, alien as it is, manifests in more comprehensible ways; in the case of The Whistling Room, as a kind of "spiritual fungus" rotting a human soul, of which nothing remains but the desire for revenge. Or, in The Hog, another story in the collection, as the grunting of pigs, which Hodgson transforms into an unforgettable evocation of bestial malevolence that recalls, in its mindlessness, the horrid emptiness of the possessed physicist Weston in C.S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet. But for me, at least, that the horror is less alien in no way diminishes its power. More problematic for many readers, I suspect, might be the cumulative nature of the narrative. The horror manifests itself less in a pounding pulse than in the persistent and growing strength of the images after you lay the story down. In this sense, Hodgson brings to mind the gourmet Brillat-Savarin's distinction between eating and enjoying one's dinner. I last read Carnacki perhaps 20 years ago, but enjoyed it for years afterwards when something would evoke a vivid image from it. So when the call went out for Halloween posts, it was the first book I thought of. But, as I said, his prose may not be to your taste. Here's a sample, from The Whistling Room. Carnacki was investigating a haunting that manifested as a whistling, and is relating to his friend what happened when he first entered the room that is the focus of the manifestation. "When I reached the door, and put my hand into my pocket for the key, I had a sudden feeling of sickening funk. But I was not going to back out, if I could help it. I unlocked the door and turned the handle. Then I gave the door a sharp push with my foot, as Tassoc had done, and drew my revolver, though I did not expect to have any use for it, really. "I shone the searchlight all round the room, and then stepped inside, with a disgustingly horrible feeling of walking slap into a waiting Danger. I stood a few seconds, waiting, and nothing happened, and the empty room showed bare from corner to corner. And then, you know, I realised that the room was full of an abominable silence; can you understand that? A sort of purposeful silence, just as sickening as any of the filthy noises the Things have power to make. Do you remember what I told you about that 'Silent Garden' business? Well, this room had just that same malevolent silence--the beastly quietness of a thing that is looking at you and not seeable itself, and thinks that it has got you. Oh, I recognised it instantly, and I whipped the top off my lantern, so as to have light over the whole room."Then I set-to, working like fury, and keeping my glance all about me. I sealed the two windows with lengths of human hair, right across, and sealed them at every frame. As I worked, a queer, scarcely perceptible tenseness stole into the air of the place, and the silence seemed, if you can understand me, to grow more solid. I knew then that I had no business there without 'full protection'; for I was practically certain that this was no mere Aeiirii development; but one of the worst forms, as the Saiitii; like that 'Grunting Man' case--you know. "I finished the window, and hurried over to the great fireplace. This is a huge affair, and has a queer gallows-iron, I think they are called, projecting from the back of the arch. I sealed the opening with seven human hairs--the seventh crossing the six others."Then, just as I was making an end, a low, mocking whistle grew in the room. A cold, nervous pricking went up my spine, and round my forehead from the back. The hideous sound filled all the room with an extraordinary, grotesque parody of human whistling, too gigantic to be human--as if something gargantuan and monstrous made the sounds softly. As I stood there a last moment, pressing down the final seal, I had no doubt but that I had come across one of those rare and horrible cases of the Inanimate reproducing the functions of the Animate. I made a grab for my lamp, and went quickly to the door, looking over my shoulder, and listening for the thing that I expected. It came, just as I got my hand upon the handle --a squeal of incredible, malevolent anger, piercing through the low hooning of the whistling. I dashed out, slamming the door and locking it. I leant a little against the opposite wall of the corridor, feeling rather funny; for it had been a narrow squeak. . . ." Review by Dave Trowbridge.Email for further details.

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        Cantici... novara, de agostini - edizioni la via, 1947.

      Cm. 32, pp. (12) 243 (9). Con molte illustrazioni nel testo ed a piena pagina da disegni di Mario Sironi. Splendida legatura in piena pelle interamente decorata a colori ed in rilievo raffigurante un dipinto dello stesso Sironi (firmata Alain Devauchelle). Entro camicia in mezza pelle e custodia in cart. rigido. Brossura orig. conservata, compreso il dorso. Tagli dorati. Perfetta conservazione. Edizione stampata su carta vergata in tiratura limitata; il presente n. 99 della tiratura di 219 esemplari. Prestigiosa edizione impreziosita da una legatura assai decorativa realizzata dall'atelier parigino Devauchelle. Si tratta dell'unico libro illustrato da Mario Sironi. Cfr. Jentsch n. 548; Cfr. anche in Benzi-Sironi ""Sironi illustratore"" (pp. 233) la lunga recensione dedicata alla presente opera in cui si evidenzia il potere ispiratorio che i versi di Iacopone ebbero su Sironi.

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        Some Identities in Combinatory Analysis. [Received 12 November, 1943. - Read 16 December, 1943.] [In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series. Volume 49].

      London, Hodgson & Son, 1947. Royal 8vo. 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. Binding tight, and in excellent, very nice, clean, and fresh condition, in- as well as ex-ternally. Small circle-stamp to pasted-down front free end-papers and to title-page ("Bedford College for Women"). Discreet library-markings to upper margin of pasted-down front free end-paper and book-plate stating that the book was presented to the Library of Bedford College by "Professor H. Simpson./ 1946-47." Pp. 421-435. [Entire volume: (4), 481pp.].. First publication of Bailey's seminal work on what is later known as a Bailey pair.While studying the second proof of the Rogers-Ramanujan identities, Bailey discovered how to find a pair of sequences satisfying certain relations. In 1984 George E. Andrews introduced the Bailey chain, a series of Bailey pairs

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        Casas y jardines

      NP Buenos Aires NP 1935 - 1947g 12 Quarto vols. of the monthly periodical. Each vol. is filled from cover to cover with b/w facsimile photographs portraying picturesque South American landscapes, examples of exquisite interior design, pools, gardens, culinary arts, blue prints and even the original advertisements that were printed with the periodicals, all accompanied by articles of critique and explanation. Majority of vols. are decorative red, brown or purple cloth and red leather spines with gold lettering and decorative marbled endpapers, but those from 1943 and 1940 are simply blue cloth. Set includes 12 vols. printed from 1935-1947, but missing 1946. In Spanish. There is some age wear and chipping to spine of a couple of the vols., but overall set is in good - very good condition.

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        Jesu Christi ss. evangelia ab Ulfila gothorum in Moesia episcopo circa annum à nato Christo CCCLX. Ex græco gothice' translata, nunc cum parallelis versionibus, sveo-gothicâ, norrænâ, seu islandicâ, & vulgatâ latinâ edita. Sthlm, N. Wankif, 1671. 4:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(48),703,(1 blank,4),1-152 s. & 2 grav. plr & 3 utvikbara tryckta tabeller.

      Samtida lite nött och småfläckigt pergamentbd med sparsamt blinddekorerad rygg och senare handskriven titeltext. Rödstänkta snitt. Pärmarna med smalt blindpressat ramverk. Inlagan med någon enstaka småfläck. Bortklippt namnteckning i frontespisens nedermarginal. Pappersförlust i yttermarginalen på s. 39-42, stor fuktrand på s. 521-28 och 585-92. Med Magnus Gabriel De la Gardies blindpressade donationsexlibris på båda pärmarnas utsidor, Christian Hammers och Evert Strokirks exlibris, stpl från Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana och Thore Virgins namnteckning daterad den 16 september 1947 samt Rolf Wistrands exlibris.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 941-42. Darlow & Moule Historical catalogue of the printed editions of holy scripture 1448 och 4558. Johansson Variantexemplar av G. Stiernhielms Ulfilas-edition 1939, variant A. Det extra graverade titelbladet är stucket av D. Padt-Brügge efter förlaga av D. K. Ehrenstrahl och bär en text att Silverbibeln återbördats till Sverige 1669 av M. G. De la Gardie. Det här är den andra och av Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie bekostade utgåvan av "silverbibeln" som trycktes med anledning av att De la Gardie skänkte handskriften 1669 till Uppsala universitetsbibliotek. Den är utgiven av Georg Stiernhielm och den andra pagineringsföljden utgörs av Junius glossarium med tillägg av utgivaren. Detta exemplar har det ersatta titelbladet till glossariet med årtalet 1671. Den första tryckta utgåvan av "Codex argenteus" hade redigerats av Junius 1665. Ett antal exemplar av boken bands som här i donationsband med Magnus Gabriel De la Gardies krönta och med lagerkrans inramade monogram på pärmarna. Även andra böcker som De la Gardie bekostade bands in på samma vis

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        Theatre Complet

      Gide, Andre. Theatre Complet. Neuchatel: Ides et Calendes, 1947. First edition of his collected plays. Eight volumes, (9" x 6.5") 4to. Original wrappers. Fine copies. Illustrated with original lithographs in colors by Maurice Brianchon. Plays printed include: Saul, Philoctete, Le Process, Robert ou l'interet General, Hamlet, plus twelve others. Maurice Brianchon, French, (1899 - 1979) proved to be a fine choice for the illustrations of Gide's plays because he was a stage designer for the Paris Opera as well as being a recognized artist. As a man of the theatre, Brianchon could understand two of the key elements of the play, movement and the climax of the dramatic scene. His lithographs are shaded and colored in a way that lets one shape blend into another suggesting stage movement. Also, his formal composition captures the essential action of a scene.

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        During World War II, boxers talk about how to fight a &#147;Jap.&#148; Packey O&#146;Gatty writes Tunney, &#147;I would like to show you my methods in how to defeat Ju-Jitsu...&#148; Tunney replies, &#147;...the best defense against it is a good stiff sock on the jaw!&#148;

      From the Estate of Packey O&#146;Gatty. Comprises: (1) Photograph Signed &#147;Gene Tunney.&#148; Colorized signed photo, dated &#147;1927,&#148; trimmed around Tunney&#146;s bust image (9&#148; high) and his signature. Glue remnants on verso. Fine condition. (2) Autograph Letter Signed &#147;Packey&#148; (O&#146;Gatty&#146;s retained copy marked &#147;Copy&#148; in red pencil), two pages, 7.25&#148; x 10.25&#148;. [New York], May 7, 1942. To Gene Tunney. In part, &#147;I want to thank you Gene for your nice letter &#150; by the way I just got through writing my method on how to defeat Ju-Jitsu which should be taught to the Boys in service &#150; as just teaching Ju-Jitsu alone, as I have noticed &#150; it only gives a boy the inferiority complex when facing a &#145;jap&#146; in a hand to hand combat instead of teaching them how to defeat it. If interested Gene, I would like to show you my methods in how to defeat Ju-Jitsu...&#148; Fine condition. (3) Typed Letter Signed &#147;G T,&#148; one page, 8&#148; x 10.5&#148;. Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., May 15, 1942. To boxer Packey O&#146;Gatty. Replying to O&#146;Gatty&#146;s May 7th letter, Commander Tunney, U.S.N.R., chief of the U.S. Navy's physical fitness program, writes, in part, &#147;Your reference to Ju-Jitsu was interesting. I have seen Ju-Jitsu [Tunney has penned &#147;in Tokyo&#148;] and have concluded that the best defense against it is a good stiff sock on the jaw! In my opinion, it is the most over-rated plan of attack I know.&#148; With original postmarked envelope. On January 12, 1928, in Yokohama, Japan, with one punch, Packey O'Gatty KO'd Japanese Jiu-Jitsu expert Shimakado in four seconds. Included is a 5.75&#148; x 3.75&#148; Christmas card from O&#146;Gatty mentioning this and other facts. (4) Typed Letter Signed &#147;Gene,&#148; one page, 7&#148; x 10.5&#148;. New York, June 26, 1939. To boxer Packey O&#146;Gatty. In full, &#147;Thank you so much for sending the message of congratulations. Mrs. Tunney and I appreciate your kind thought.&#148; Creases. Light soiling at signature. Fine condition. On June 23, 1939, Mrs. Tunney gave birth to their fourth child, and first daughter, Joan. (5) Typed Letter Signed &#147;Gene,&#148; one page, 7&#148; x 10.5&#148;. Stamford, Conn., August 27, 1947. To boxer Packey O&#146;Gatty. In full, &#147;I have your note of the 16th and the copy of &#145;True Sport&#146;. I like the way you presented the boxing course in the magazine and I am sure the boys will get a great kick out of reading it. It is far better to publish valuable things of this kind in comic books than the drivel they usually contain.&#148; Lightly soiled. Fine condition. Featherweight/Bantamweight Packey O&#146;Gatty (1900-1966) boxed professionally from 1915-1928. His record was 54 (46 KO) &#150; 9 (5 KO) with 5 draws. In 1922, he fought a three-round exhibition match against then-Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey. Three years later, Gene Tunney won a 10-round decision over Dempsey to become World Heavyweight Champion. Born in Italy as Pasquale Agati, Packey O&#146;Gatty was known as the Speed Demon.

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        Typed and signed letter in Swedish.

      Undated, but 1947-48. 27 lines. Folded twice. With 3 manual corrections. The letter concerns Lindegren's newly finished translation of Eudora Welty's novel ''A Curtain of Green'' (En ridå av grönska, 1948), and was probably sent to editor Georg Svensson at Bonniers publishing house. In the letter he discusses the translation of some botanical terms, and the expression ''the finest cat'', which he first interpreted as ''catfish'', but later changed to ''a drowned cat''. He also apologizes for the poor condition of the original book, which he says is partly due to the fact that he has never before been obliged to return something like that. Lindegren (1910-1968), Swedish author and critic, member of the Swedish Academy 1962-68, and a prominent translator of English, German and French literature. His discussion in the letter of the proper translation of various words reflects his reputation as a scrupulous translator, who always sought for the philological equivalent word or expression

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        The Harder They Fall

      Random House New York: Random House. (1947). First. First edition. A small, faint stain on the top edge, still fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with a bit of rubbing and a couple of small and unnecessary internal repairs. Signed by the author. A scathing indictment of the manipulation of professional boxers, no less relevant today than it was fifty years ago. Basis for the powerful Mark Robson film in which Humphrey Bogart, in his final role, plays a cynical press agent who comes to realize the extent to which prizefighters are pawns of their managers and racketeers. A very nice, signed copy. .

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        Studi caleidoscopio. 1947/48.

      Matita su carta di 28,6x25,5 cm. Più che buono. Opera autenticata da Maurizio Scudiero; numero archivio FD-3810-DIS. Non firmato.

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions. 1947. First. First edition. Fine in a very good or better, price-clipped dustwrapper with a little edgewear and slight tanning to the spine. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. Pulitzer Prize-winning drama highspot, basis for innumerable revivals and an explosive Elia Kazan film featuring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden, and Kim Hunter. Ironically, Brando, in his signature performance, was the only one of the quartet who didn't win an Oscar. .

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        30 offprints on physics, one from Emilio Segre's library, the rest from R. T. Birge's. Many with presentation inscriptions

      1922-1947. No Dust Jacket. From the Libraries of Birge & Segre; Includes Eight Presentation Copies Van Vleck, John Hasbrouk (1899-1980). Collection of 30 offprints, as listed below. 8vo & 4to. V.p., 1922-47. Most in original wrappers, some lacking wrappers or without wrappers as issued; see below for detailed condition statements. Very good collection, with eight items bearing Van Vleck's presentation inscriptions; another (no. 22) has a correction in Van Vleck's hand. From the library of physicist Raymond T. Birge (1887-1980), except for no. 30, which is from the library of Nobel Laureate Emilio Segre (1905-89). First Separate Editions. Van Vleck, "the father of modern magnetism" (Weber, p. 249), received a share of the 1977 Nobel Prize for physics for his fundamental investigations of the electronic structure of magnetic systems, and his successful use of quantum mechanics to explain magnetic phenomena. This important work, most of which was performed during the 1920s and 1930s (the time period from which our collection of offprints dates), has had a "profound influence on nearly every part of the science of condensed matter . . . [underlying] the development of computer memories, office copying machines and many other electronic devices" (Magee, p. 1111). It played a vital part in establishing the fields of solid-state physics, chemical physics and quantum electronics. Van Vleck earned his doctorate in physics from Harvard University with the "first wholly theoretical thesis dealing with quantum theory to be accepted by an American university" (Magee, p. 1113). This thesis (no. 1) was on one of the most difficult problems in the old quantum theory: calculation of the ground state and ionization energy of the "crossed-orbit" model of the helium atom. During the next twelve years Van Vleck taught at the Universities of Minnesota (1923-28) and Wisconsin (1928-34), where he performed the work that established him as a physicist. He made his greatest contribution to the old quantum theory in 1924, when he conceived his correspondence principle for absorption. In his long two-part paper on the subject (no. 4), Van Vleck "not only established the relation between Einstein's absorption coefficient and the motion of the electron in atoms (as Born did), he also demonstrated that the classical absorption corresponded to the difference between the absorption and the induced emission in the sense of Einstein" (Mehra & Rechenberg, p. 647). During this time he also worked on the quantum theory of the polarization of resonance radiation in magnetic fields (no. 5). The years 1925-26 saw the advent of the new quantum mechanics, which Van Vleck was quick to adopt, publishing his first papers utilizing the new techniques in 1926 (see nos. 6-7). In early 1927 Van Vleck was successful in applying the new quantum mechanics to the problem of electric and magnetic susceptibilities; the approach that he developed, "permitted him to establish the theory of magnetism on a firm quantum-mechanical basis. After struggling with the problem of paramagnetic molecules in the fall of 1926, Van Vleck finally arrived at a satisfactory theory of susceptibilities in the middle of January, 1927 [see no. 8]. He applied his quantum theory of magnetic susceptibilities to the paramagnetic gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide [no. 9]. In 1927, measurements on nitrous oxide had been made only at room temperature, but within a few years, Van Vleck's prediction of the variation of the magnetic moment of the nitric oxide molecule at low temperatures was confirmed in laboratories in Leiden, Zurich, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. These remarkable experimental verifications gave Van Vleck a worldwide reputation among physicists" (Magee, p. 1114). During this period Van Vleck also turned his attention to molecular spectroscopy (see no. 15), discovering the phenomenon of lambda-doubling (see no. 16) and developing what is now known as the Van Vleck degenerate perturbation theory to account for it. In the early and mid-1930s, Van Vleck began focusing on crystal field theory (which he helped to formulate) and on molecular physics. One of his more important contributions to the latter field was his three-part study of the structure and bonding of methane molecule (nos. 17-18 & 20, plus correction [no. 22]). In 1934 Van Vleck was appointed professor of mathematical physics at Harvard, a position he occupied the remainder of his career. At Harvard he continued to explore dielectric phenomena and molecular spectra, began work in nuclear physics, investigated the fields of ferromagnetism and antimagnetism, and began an important series of papers on paramagnetism. In 1939 he gave a series of lectures on current theories of magnetism at the Institut Henri Poincare in Paris; publication of these lectures, delayed by World War II, took place in 1947 (no. 30). During the war Van Vleck participated in several important military projects, including radar research and feasibility studies of the fission bomb. After the war he returned to pure research, making major contributions to the establishment of quantum electrodynamics and to the theoretical understanding of nuclear magnetic resonance. Van Vleck wrote only two books (Quantum Principles and Line Spectra, 1926; and The Theory of Electric and Magnetic Susceptibilities, 1932), but published more than 180 papers, 30 of which we are offering here in offprint form. All but one of the offprints here are from the library of Raymond T. Birge, chairman from 1933 to 1953 of the UC Berkeley physics department, who played a critical role in introducing modern quantum physics to the United States through his advocacy of the Bohr theory and his work in molecular spectroscopy. The remaining offprint is from the library of Emilio Segre, recipient of a share of the 1959 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the antiproton. Magee, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physics, pp. 1109-17. Weber, Pioneers of Science, pp. 249-50. Mehra & Rechenberg, Hist. Dev. Quantum Physics, I, 418-21, 646-47; IV, 263-67 (see also separate citations below). 1. The normal helium atom and its relation to the quantum theory. Offprint from Phil. Mag. 44 (November 1922). [1] 842-869pp. Original wrappers. Vleck's presentation inscription on the title: "With the compliments of the author." Birge's signature and notes on front wrapper. 2. Two notes on quantum conditions. Offprint from Phys. Rev. (December 1923). 547-558pp. Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature & notes. 3. A correspondence principle for absorption. Offprint from J. Optical Soc. Am. & Rev. Sci. Instr. 9 (July 1924). 27-30pp. Original printed wrappers, one corner creased. Presentation copy, inscribed "Compliments of the author" on front wrapper. Birge's signature. Mehra & Rechenberg I, p. 854. 4. The absorption of radiation by multiply periodic orbits, and its relation to the correspondence principle and the Rayleigh-Jeans law. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 24 (October 1924). 330-365pp. Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature and annotations. 5. On the quantum theory of the polarization of resonance radiation in magnetic fields. Offprint from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 11 (October 1925). 612-618pp. Original printed wrappers. Author's pres. insc. on front wrapper: "Compliments of the author." Birge's signature. Mehra & Rechenberg IV, p. 314. 6. On the quantum theory of the specific heat of hydrogen. Part I: Relation to the new mechanics, band spectra, and chemical constants. . . . Offprint from Phys. Rev. 28 (November 1926). 980-1029pp. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed by the author on front wrapper: "Compliments of the author." Birge's signature and notes. Mehra & Rechenberg IV, p. 314. 7. The dielectric constant and diamagnetism of hydrogen and helium in the new quantum mechanics. Offprint from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 12 (December 1926). 662-670pp. Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature. 8. On dielectric constants and magnetic susceptibilities in the new quantum mechanics. Part I: A general proof of the Langevin-Debye formula. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 29 (May 1927). 727-744pp. Original printed wrappers, inscribed by the author: "Compliments of the author." Birge's signature and notes. Mehra & Rechenberg, IV, p. 314. 9. The theory of the paramagnetism of oxygen and nitric oxide. Offprint from Nature (May 7, 1927). 2pp. on single unbound sheet. Birge's annotations. 10. The correspondence principle in the statistical interpretation of quantum mechanics. Offprint from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 14 (February 1928). Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature. 11. On dielectric constants and magnetic susceptibilities in the new quantum mechanics. Part III: Application to dia- and paramagnetism. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 31 (April 1928). 587-613pp. Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature and annotations. Mehra & Rechenberg IV, p. 315. 12. Physical optics-supplementary report on quantum mechanics. Offprint from J. Optical Soc. Am. & Rev. Sci. 16 (May 1928). 301-306pp. Original printed self-wrappers. Birge's signature. 13. The new quantum mechanics. Offprint from Chem. Reviews 5 (December 1928). 467-507pp. Without wrappers (as issued?). Minor creasing & cockling. Birge's signature and annotations. 14. The statistical interpretation of various formulations of quantum mechanics. Offprint from J. Franklin Inst. 207 (April 1929). 475-494pp. Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature on front wrapper & pencil annotations in text. 15. On -type doubling and electron spin in the spectra of diatomic molecules. Offprint from Phy. Rev. 33 (April 1929). 467-506pp. Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature on front wrapper and notes in text. 16. Theory of the magnetic quenching of iodine fluorescence and of -doubling in 3 0 states. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 40 (May 15, 1932). 544-568pp. Original printed wrappers, a bit faded. Presentation copy, stamped "Compliments of the author" on the front wrapper. Birge's signature. 17. On the theory of the structure of CH4 and related molecules: Part I. Offprint from J. Chem. Phys. 1 (March 1933). 177-183pp. Without wrappers. Light browning & chipping. Birge's signature. 18. On the theory of the structure of CH4 and related molecules: Part II. Offprint from J. Chem. Phys. 1 (April 1933). 219-238pp. Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature. 19. (with Paul C. Cross). Molecular vibrations of three part systems with special applications to the ethyl halides and ethyl alcohol. A calculation of the vibration frequencies and other constants of the H2O molecule. Offprint from J. Chem. Phys. 1 (June 1933). 350-361pp. Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature. 20. On the theory of the structure of CH4 and related molecules: Part III. Offprint from J. Chem. Phys. 2 (January 1934). 20-30pp. Without wrappers. Light browning. Birge's signature & notes. 21. Concerning the tensor nature of the dielectric constant and magnetic permeability in anisotropic media. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 45 (January 15, 1934). 115-116pp., on single unbound sheet. Birge's signature. 22. Note on the sp3 configuration of carbon, and correction to Part III on CH4. Offprint from J. Chem. Phys. 2 (May 1934). 297-298pp., on single unbound sheet. Correction in Van Vleck's hand on p. 297; also typed addition to table. Birge's signature. 23. (with M. H. Hebb). On the paramagnetic rotation of tysonite. Offprint from Phys. Rev. 46 (July 1, 1934). 17-32pp. Original printed wrappers. Birge's signature. 24. Magnetic dipole radiation and the atmospheric absorption bands of oxygen. Offprint from The Astrophysical Journal 80 (October 1934). 161-170pp. Without wrappers. Pres. copy, inscribed by the author on the first page: "Prof. Birge with the author's compliments." 25. The puzzle of rare-earth spectra in solids. Offprint from J. Phys. Chem. 41 (January 1937). 67-80pp. Without wrappers. 26. The influence of dipole-dipole coupling on the specific heat and susceptibility of a paramagnetic salt. Offprint from J. Chem. Phys. 5 (May 1937). 320-337pp. Without wrappers. Light marginal browning. 27. On the role of dipole-dipole coupling in dielectric media. Offprint from J. Chem. Phys. 5 (July, 1937). 556-568pp., unopened. Without wrappers. Marginal browning. 28. Revised calculation of the translational fluctuation effect in gaseous dielectrics. Offprint from J. Chem. Physics 5 (December 1937). P. 991, on single unbound sheet. 29. On the adiabatic demagnetization of caesium titanium alum. Offprint from J. Chem. Phys. 6 (February 1938). 81-86pp. Without wrappers. 30. Quelques aspects de la theorie du magnetisme. Vol. I, Fasc. 2 of the Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1947. 59-190 [2]pp. Original printed wrappers. Van Vleck's pres. insc. on front wrapper: "Homages (!) de l'auteur." From the library of Emilio Segre.

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