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        The Second World War, full set of six British first editions

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1948. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very good/Near fine. Here is a full set of British first editions in dust jackets, housed in two matching slipcases, Volume I bearing the original 1948 purchase receipt. The Second World War is Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce. Here is a collector-worthy full set of British first editions featuring very good volumes in near-fine dust jackets. Two things distinguish this set. First is the presence of the original 1948 purchase receipt laid in Volume I. The name written on the receipt is "Mrs. Knapton" which corresponds to the only previous ownership marks in the set: "Margaret J. Knapton | June 1948" on the Volume I title page and "Margaret J. Knapton | June 1949" on the Volume II front pastedown. The second noteworthy feature is unusually bright jackets with particularly bright spines. All six dust jackets are bright and complete with no losses and unclipped front flaps with the original prices intact. Spine presentation is excellent. The dust jackets retain bright red spine titles and show only a barely discernible hint of the usual spine toning. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The coarse black cloth bindings remain uniformly tight, square, and clean, with bright spine gilt. We note a few tiny corner bumps. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks apart from the two previously mentioned. The red stained top edges show varied sunning, but all top edges retain respectable color, varying from dark pink in the early volumes to red in the final volumes. Moderate spotting endemic to the edition is confined to the page edges of all six volumes. The set is housed in two stout, blue cloth covered slipcases, which are in excellent condition. Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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        General Eisenhower?s signed D-Day Orders to his troops bound in a limited numbered First Edition of his ?Crusade in Europe?

      D-Day Order of the Day signed ?Dwight D. Eisenhower,? one page, 6.5? x 9.5?. Bound in before the title page of ?Crusade in Europe? by Dwight D. Eisenhower, 559 pages, 6.5? x 9.5?. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1948. ?First Edition? stated on copyright page. ?This edition is limited / to one thousand four hundred and twenty-six / numbered and signed copies, / of which one thousand four hundred and one / are for sale. / This is number? with ?897? in ink. The tan cloth covers and spine are rippled and stained. The pages preceding the text as well as the index pages in the back of the book are rippled. In custom made slipcase.Order of the Day 6 June 1944. Headed ?Supreme Headquarters / Allied Expeditionary Force.? In full,?Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force !You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving peop

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        Other Voices Other Rooms

      Random House, New York 1948 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Truman Capote on a laid in signature. A stunning copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or pieces missing. This First Issue dustjacket has the $2.75 printed price present with a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Capote First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Babe Ruth Story

      New York: E. P. Dutton. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1948. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by Babe Ruth on the half title page, purchased from a long time editor at Dutton, this item comes with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA and has been "permanently marked with an invisible DNA daub that will fluoresce under a patented laser lamp." You can buy with the assurance that you are purchasing an authentic Ruth signed item. The book is in very good to very good + condition,. There are two jackets, the original first edition jacket with the $3.00 price that is a bit edgeworn and chipped along the top and has a large tear and fading along the bottom edge of the front panel. There is also twelfth printing jacket with a $4.95 price that is in very good + condition with moderate wear along the bottom edge and a label on the spine. This is truly a classic, collector's item. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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        Blueberries For Sal. SIGNED By Robert McCloskey

      , NY, The Viking Press, 1948. 11 1/8 X 8 3/4 First Edition Hardcover. Book condition: Very Good

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        SOME SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS

      El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1948., 1948. First edition. Limited to 50 copies, A variant binding of 50 copies. Decorated cloth, 30 unnumbered pages, preface, maps, illustrated. Preface by J. Evetts Haley. Illustrated by Harold Bugbee. Contributing authors are H. Bailey Carroll, LeRoy Hafen, J. Evetts Haley, John L. McCarty, Jack Potter, Floyd Benjamin Streeter, and Stanley Vestal. The Trails discussed are Great Comanche War Trail, The Old Santa Fe Trail, Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail, The Marcy Trail, The Butterfield Trail, Arkansas River Route, The Goodnight Trail, The Western Trail, The Rath Trail, and Tascosa-Dodge City Trail. A wonderful Carl Hertzog item as well as a splendid contribution to trails that helped to develop the American West. Lowman 54 says, (Quoting Carl Hertzog): "... at the same time I printed 750 to bind in tan cloth with slipcase. Although I paid plenty for the slipcases they went to pieces and we ran short of cloth. So I handmade a few slipcases and bound 50 copies in a chocolate colored cloth of a higher quality...." Fine in original slipcase with original paper label on spine and moderate wear to the extremities. Scarce. HERD 962. LOWMAN 54. DYKES HIGH SPOTS 73. ROBINSON 161.

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        President Truman thanks Treasury Secretary Snyder for, unbeknownst to the American people, his help in ?planning of the European Recovery Program? ? the Marshall Plan ? his ?careful analysis of the economic needs of sixteen countries and the development of a detailed program of United States assistance??

      Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President, 1p, 8? x 10.5?. White House stationery watermarked with the presidential seal, Washington, April 26, 1948. To his Secretary of the Treasury, John W. Snyder. Minor surface creases. Fine Condition.In full, \"I want to express my personal appreciation to you and to the members of your department who worked on the planning of the European Recovery Program. I know that you and the members of your staff put in a great many hours of voluntary overtime on this project. / The careful analysis of the economic needs of sixteen countries and the development of a detailed program of United States assistance in meeting these needs presented problems of extreme complexity and difficulty. The challenge of these problems was met by hard, intelligent, and cooperative work by all the individuals and agencies concerned. As a result the Administrator has been able to get this vital program into action without delay. / I am sure that the American peop

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        Biggles in the Orient

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1948. Hardcover. Good. Signed. London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1948. Signed. First edition, second printing. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. In Good condition, in a Good dust jacket, price intact. Name and address of previous owner penned onto front paste down. Storage odor to pages. Front board is bowed out, with light creasing visible on front paste down. Cloth shows wear and soiling. The dust jacket has erased pencil to front flap, several pieces of tape, and shows rubbing, chipping and loss. Signed.

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        Theatre Street. The Reminiscences of …

      London: Constable & Company Ltd.,, 1948. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket. Colour portrait frontispiece and 16 other plates. Slightly cocked, hinges repaired, light toning, but a very good copy in a rubbed jacket, splitting on the folds and with some internal tape repairs. First published in 1930, this the revised and enlarged edition with an additional chapter on Diaghilev, "a portrait in the mirror of my affection". This copy inscribed on the half-title to the artist, composer, and author Pigeon Crowle "with my kind remembrances, Tamara Karasavina, 1954". Bookplate of Pigeon Crowle to the front pastedown, and that of founding director of the Theatre Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and balletomane Alexander Shouvaloff to the front free endpaper. Lively autobiography named for the street where the Mariinsky Theatre was located, covering Karsavina's early life, her training at the Imperial Ballet School, and her career at the Mariinsky and the Ballets Russes. In 1918, having married a British diplomat, Karsavina settled in England and began teaching ballet professionally, becoming recognised as one of the founders of modern British ballet. She assisted in the establishment of The Royal Ballet, and was a founder member of the Royal Academy of Dance. Loosely inserted News-Letter of the Federation of Russian Classical Ballet for Summer, 1955 reprinting an address given by Karsavina at the Federation's annual congress, and advertising a special mime class she was to conduct as part of the First Annual Teacher's Course. A very pleasing copy of this the best edition.

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        The Heart of the Matter

      William Heinemann Ltd, 1948-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1948. 297 p. First edition, first printing. (This, the British edition precedes all others.) Very Good+ condition in Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Former owners' name and stamp on front end paper, light wear to bottom edge and toning of pages with age. Jacket has some chipping at head, edge wear, light soiling and rubbing, but spine panel shows very little fading (which is uncommonly nice), price intact, and presents well. A nice example of a dust jacket that is hard to find in presentable shape.

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        Between Pacific Tides

      Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1948, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is actually the second edition, but it is the first with the foreword by John Steinbeck, includes line drawings by Ritchie Lovejoy, color frontispiece with tissue guard, with several suites of b&w plates, this influential book is "an account of the habits and habitats of some five hundred of the common, conspicuous seashore invertebrates of the Pacific Coast between Sitka, Alaska, and northern Mexico," first published in 1939, more than 70 years later this important and influential book is still in print, very scarce in this first appearance, even the Morrow catalogue lacked a copy, Goldstone & Payne B58. Fine in a very good jacket.

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        La lampe dans l'horloge.

      Robert Marin 1948 - - Robert Marin, Paris 1948, 11x17cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur alfa mousse, le nôtre non justifié. Précieux et exceptionnel envoi autographe signé de l&#39 auteur à Jean-Paul Sartre. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous chemise et étui en plein cartonnage amande, pièce de titre et mention "exemplaire de J.P. Sartre" de maroquin rouge. Cette dédicace du pape du surréalisme au maître de l'existentialisme dont les rares rencontres, notamment à New York, n'ont laissé presque aucune trace dans les biographies, est d'autant plus surprenante que Jean-Paul Sartre vient juste de publier dans Qu'est-ce que la littérature un article au vitriol contre Breton : « L'accord de principe du surréalisme et du PC contre la bourgeoisie ne dépasse pas le formalisme c'est l'idée formelle de négativité qui les unit [.] la négativité se maintient quoi qu'on en dise, en dehors de l'histoire : à la fois dans l'instant et dans l'éternel elle est la fin absolue de la littérature et de l'art. Quelque part, Breton affirme [.] la « mission sacrée » du prolétariat. Mais précisément, cette classe conçue comme une légion d'anges exterminateurs n'est véritablement pour les auteurs qu'un mythe religieux et qui joue, pour la tranquillisation de leur conscience, un rôle analogue à celui que jouait le mythe du Peuple, en 1848, pour les écrivains de bonne volonté. » André Breton ne répondra pas plus aux critiques de Sartre qu'à celles que formulera, l'année suivante, Simone de Beauvoir dans Le deuxième sexe. Ce petit ouvrage politique autant que poétique s'inscrit cependant dans le combat commun des deux intellectuels au sein du très éphémère Rassemblement Démocratique Révolutionnaire fondé en 1947 par Sartre ayant rapidement avorté malgré l'investissement actif de Breton. 1948 fut donc la seule rencontre intellectuelle de ces deux grands « maîtres à penser » de la seconde moitié du XXème, dont les personnalités, exclusives et intransigeantes ne permettaient pas une communion de pensée durable. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        BARCELONA Y SUS POSIBILIDADES DEPORTIVAS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. Ayuntamiento de Barcelona. 1948. 35x24. Pergamino. Mecanografiado. 10Pag+25fotos originales+4mapas. Fotografias de Reportero-Grafico Sagarra. Eleccion de la Ciudad para los Juegos Olimpicos de 1956 celebrada el dia 27 de julio de 1948, Londres; Royal Institut Of British Architects. Contiene Ex libris. Raro ejemplar. Ref 7.2 Biblioteca A

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        Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young Girl)

      Uitgeverij Contact, 1948. Hardcover. Good. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1948. First Edition, Third Printing with statement in Dutch of "Derde Druk", which translates into Third Printing. Lacking dust jacket. Good+ condition. Clean, with no marking. Age toned pages. Front and rear hinge starting. Exterior shows sunning to spine. Slant to spine, split along rear hinge of spine. Light rubbing and wear. A nice overall copy, of a very early printing in the original Dutch.

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        L'état de siège.

      Gallimard 1948 - - Gallimard, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l&#39 auteur à Henri Gouhier. Papier jauni comme généralement, dos insolé, exemplaire complet de son prière d&#39 insérer. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LA CELESTINA (AGUAFUERTES)

      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1948. Piel. 32x24. Magnifico ejemplar en gran papel con una tirada de 138 ejemplares(N°62) e ilustrado con 10 aguafuertes. 241pag mas indice. Ref-9.1 Biblioteca A.

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        The Second World War

      London: Cassell & Co. ltd, 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. 6 vols., 8-1/2" x 5-3/4", illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. A fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, spine compartments with gilt stamped rampant lion device, covers ruled in gilt, all edges gilt. A fine set of Churchill's monumental history.

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        Sens et non-sens.

      Nagel 1948 - - Nagel, Paris 1948, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l&#39 auteur à Maurice Nadeau ". avec toute la sympathie." Dos légèrement insolé. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        To Say If You Love Someone, and Other Selected Love Poems.

      Prairie City Illinois: The Decker Press 1948 - First edition, small 8vo, (vi, 36) pp. Later bookplate. Original purple patterned boards, glassine wrapper printed in red, slightly browned with minor loss to spine ends and corners. Morgan A17, not noting this binding. One of "perhaps" 200 copies, and undoubtedly scarce with the frail wrapper.

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        L'Ingenu Amor. Edició Definitiva Il.lustrada Amb Cinc Gravats Sobre Boix a Tot Color Per Antoni Ollé I Pinell I Amb Cinc Motius Ornamentals Del Mateix Gravador.

      Lluís Sibils, Barcelona 1948 - 125pp. más una suite aparte de los grabados. Todo en muy buen papel de hilo. De una edición total de 191 ejemplares, el nuestro de la tirada de 35, conteniendo la serie de grabados aparte. Ejemplar nominado. Firma autógrafa del autor. Excelente media piel de Cambras. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Long Fourth and other Stories

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1948. First edition. First edition. Peter Taylor's first book, a collection of seven stories, in publisher's original black cloth binding. Introduction by Robert Penn Warren. It is signed and inscribed to Bill Starr on the front free endpaper. Starr, an author and reviewer, has been at the forefront for over decades in advancing Southern literature, first as book review editor for The State newspaper in Columbia, SC and later as the executive director of the Georgia Center for the Book in Decatur, GA. This is a fine, tight book with sunning to the jacket spine. Signed by the author.

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        Transmission of Information" in Bell System Technical Journal 7, 1928, pp. 535-563

      FIRST EDITION OF RALPH HARTLEY'S FOUNDATIONAL PAPER ON INFORMATION THEORY -- work that was "the single most important prerequisite" for Shannon's theory of information" (Wikipedia). Shannon acknowledged his debt to Hartley in the first paragraph of his landmark 1948 paper "A mathematical theory of communication," -- the paper in which Shannon introduced a qualitative and quantitative model of communication that solved the problem of reproducing at any given point a message originating at another point. Hartley had a way of thinking philosophically about the transmission of information, a habit that led to his unconventional method of formulating the problem of communication. Hartley "regarded the sender of a message as equipped with a set of symbols (the letters of the alphabet for instance) from which he mentally selects symbol after symbol, thus generating a sequence of symbols. He observed that a chance event, such as the rolling of balls into pockets, might equally well generate such a sequence" (Pierce, An Introduction to Information Theory, 39). "Hartley distinguished between psychological and physical considerations -- that is, between meaning and information. The latter he defined as the number of possible messages independent of whether they are meaningful. He used this definition of information to give a logarithmic law for the transmission of information in discrete messages: H = K log sn where H is the amount of information, K is a constant, n is the number of symbols in the message, s is the size of the set of symbols and therefore sn is the number of possible symbolic sequences of the specified length n. Hartley had arrived at many of the most important ideas of the mathematical theory of communication: the difference between information and meaning, information as a physical quantity, the logarithmic rule for transmission of information, and the concept of noise as an impediment in the transmission of information" (Origins of Cyberspace 316). Hartley's research led him to formulate the law upon which Shannon built, "that the total amount of information that can be transmitted is proportional to frequency range transmitted and the time of the transmission" (Wikipedia). Together with Shannon's work, the law became known as the Shannon-Hartley theorem. CONDITION & DETAILS: New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Bell System Technical Journal 7, 1928, pp. 535-563. Illustrations throughout. The Hartley paper includes 7 illustrations, two photos and five figures. Full volume. Quarto. (9 x 6.25 inches; 225 x 156mm). Solidly and tightly bound in dark blue cloth; gilt-lettered at the spine. "P. Caporale" appears in small gilt in the lower right corner of the front board. Very slight scuffing around the edge tips; clean and bright inside and out. Very good condition.

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        Architecture of Social Concern in Regions of Mild Climate

      Sao Paulo, Brazil: Gerth Todtmann, 1948. First Edition. Text in English and in Portuguese. Cloth discolored; very good in a heavily chipped dust jacket.

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        Heiligenblut

      1948.. Orig.-Farbzeichnung. 41 x 31, 5 cm. V. d. Künstlerin eh. signiert , bez. u. dat.

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        Böckstein.

      1948.. Orig.-Farbzeichnung. 41, 5 x 31, 5 cm. Unt. linke Ecke m. kl. Läsion.. V. d. Künstlerin eh. signiert , bez. u. dat. 5. Juli 1948.

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        Obermauern [in Osttirol].

      1948.. Orig.-Farbzeichnung. 41 x 32 cm. Unt. Ecken m. kl. Läsion.. V. d. Künstlerin eh. signiert , bez. u. dat. 5. Auf. 1948.

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        Rare signed Joint Resolution of Congress authorizing the issuance of Gettysburg Address commemorative stamps

      Printed Document Signed ?Harry S. Truman,? one page, 5.5? x 8.25? (visible). Double matted with a 4.5? x 7.5? (visible) studio photograph of the President and framed under glass to 18.75? x 15?. In apparent fine condition. In full, ?Public Law 809 ?" 80th Congress/Chapter 707 ?" 2d Session/S.J. Res. 158/Joint Resolution. To authorize the issuance of as special series of stamps commemorative of the eighty-fifth anniversary of Lincoln?s Gettysburg Address. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, That the Postmaster General is authorized and directed to prepare for issuance on November 19, 1948, a special series of 3-cent postage stamps, of such design as he shall prescribe, in commemoration of the eighty-fifth anniversary of Lincoln?s Gettysburg Address. Approved June 29, 1948.? This is not a souvenir printing of the joint resolution approved by President Truman on June 29, 1948, because if it were, Truman?s name or facsimile signat

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        Handbook of the territories which form the theatre of operations of the Iraq Petroleum Company, Limited, and its associated companies.

      London, Iraq Petroleum Company, 1948.. 8vo. VIII, 152 pp. With a frontispiece (portrait of King Faisal I of Iraq), 27 plates, and 1 folding map. Publisher's original cloth.. First edition, second issue (reprinted February, 1949) of this overview of the Middle Eastern regions emerging as the great oil exporting countries of the century: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, the then Trucial Coast (now the UAE) and Qatar, including the "Hinterland Tribes", Oman, and Kuwait, as well as Iraq and the Levant. With details of the companies, the local geography, climate, culture, and political history. - The Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) had virtual monopoly on all oil exploration and production in Iraq from 1925 to 1961. It was involved in other parts of the Middle East, and played a major role in the discovery and development of oil resources in the region. IPC operations were taken over by the Iraq National Oil Company after they were nationalised by the Ba'athist government in June 1972. - A good copy. - OCLC 5464854.

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        Jesse James is Alive!", Broadside, The 1948 Lawton Headline newspaper, and the Magazine "The Truth About Jesse James"

      - A collection of three items which Includes two sided broadside from his appearance at the Shenandoah Theatre (city unnamed), a copy of the May 19, 1948 Lawton (Oklahoma) Constitution issue that broke news with the front page headline: JESSE JAMES IS ALIVE! IN LAWTON with several articles on how the information from Jesse James will lead Joe Hunter to the vast treasure hidden back in 1880. As James says: "We buried it because we din't have any way to transport so much gold bullion and coins.we used a code that wasn't easy to break." Hunter (the article reports) now has the maps in his poessesion (a picture on the page of the two is at bottome of page). The magazine here included is "The Truth About Jesse James" which produces copies of affidavits, letters from John Williams Pierce who had known Jesse James before his alledged death and saw him several times in the 1880's, affidavit of Martillius Edwin Baldwin whose meeting with the man known as J. Frank Dalton knew information that had been kept family in his family (Baldwin's father was a Baptist minister who knew Jesse James). This collection shows how powerful collaborating evidence is in conspiracy theories since on the face of it, it would be overwhelming that the 1882 killing by Bob Ford was not of Jesse James but of Charley Bigelow. Of course, the exhumation of Jesse James body in 1995 would appear based on DNA science of the time to show with 97% certainty that he had actually died in 1882 but still as in the case of all theories of cover-ups this allows the legend that he died. A very unique collection relating to the Jesse James legend which range from the 10 cent pulps in the 1880's to the remarkable collection of memorabilia at the multi-million dollar auction held in Dallas in 2013.

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        NIGHT CRY

      The Dial Press, 1948., 1948. First edition. Page edges uniformly browned else a fine copy in a superb, fine dust jacket with absolutely no fading to the spine. Basis for the 1950 movie directed by Otto Preminger and titled WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, The movie starred Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, and others. Listed in Kevin Johnson's The Dark Page II on page 180. An exceptional copy of a film noir classic.

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        Transmission of Information" in Bell System Technical Journal 7, 1928, pp. 535-563

      - FIRST EDITION OF RALPH HARTLEY'S FOUNDATIONAL PAPER ON INFORMATION THEORY -- work that was "the single most important prerequisite" for Shannon's theory of information" (Wikipedia). Shannon acknowledged his debt to Hartley in the first paragraph of his landmark 1948 paper "A mathematical theory of communication," -- the paper in which Shannon introduced a qualitative and quantitative model of communication that solved the problem of reproducing at any given point a message originating at another point. Hartley had a way of thinking philosophically about the transmission of information, a habit that led to his unconventional method of formulating the problem of communication. Hartley "regarded the sender of a message as equipped with a set of symbols (the letters of the alphabet for instance) from which he mentally selects symbol after symbol, thus generating a sequence of symbols. He observed that a chance event, such as the rolling of balls into pockets, might equally well generate such a sequence" (Pierce, An Introduction to Information Theory, 39). "Hartley distinguished between psychological and physical considerations -- that is, between meaning and information. The latter he defined as the number of possible messages independent of whether they are meaningful. He used this definition of information to give a logarithmic law for the transmission of information in discrete messages: H = K log sn where H is the amount of information, K is a constant, n is the number of symbols in the message, s is the size of the set of symbols and therefore sn is the number of possible symbolic sequences of the specified length n. Hartley had arrived at many of the most important ideas of the mathematical theory of communication: the difference between information and meaning, information as a physical quantity, the logarithmic rule for transmission of information, and the concept of noise as an impediment in the transmission of information" (Origins of Cyberspace 316). Hartley's research led him to formulate the law upon which Shannon built, "that the total amount of information that can be transmitted is proportional to frequency range transmitted and the time of the transmission" (Wikipedia). Together with Shannon's work, the law became known as the Shannon-Hartley theorem. CONDITION & DETAILS: New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Bell System Technical Journal 7, 1928, pp. 535-563. Illustrations throughout. The Hartley paper includes 7 illustrations, two photos and five figures. Full volume. Quarto. (9 x 6.25 inches; 225 x 156mm). Solidly and tightly bound in dark blue cloth; gilt-lettered at the spine. "P. Caporale" appears in small gilt in the lower right corner of the front board. Very slight scuffing around the edge tips; clean and bright inside and out. Very good condition.

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        THE LORD OF THE RINGS~ THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (ORIGINAL PUBLISHED PAINTING)

      0, 0 - MICHAEL HAGUE ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATION FROM "THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING", THE LORD OF THE RINGS MICHAEL HAGUE, (AMERICAN 1948-DATE) A STUNNING DETAILED PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATION, USED AS THE FRONTIS PIECE, OF GANDALF AND THE BALROG FROM THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, BOOK 1 FROM THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY. WATERCOLOR ON BOARD, 7¿X 11¿ ART IMAGE SIZE AND 9" X 13" BOARD SIZE, UNFRAMED Stunning Published Original watercolor illustration on board by Michael Hague which is the Frontis piece for the book, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. The piece depicts Gandalf and The Balrog from the infamous scene on the bridge. This is a beautifully detailed piece, (with Gandolf's sword and flowing hair appearing as magically illuminated-use the zoom feature for a close-up view), by one of the leading American illustrators from one of the most important pieces of fantasy literature in the 20th century.The illustration is signed lower right. The art is in overall excellent condition with publishers notes outside of margins. Unframed. PROVENANCE: The art was purchased from an Auction House who was commissioned to sell several original illustrations by Michael Hague. A copy of the original bill of sale will be included with the piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. This piece is SIGNED by Michael Hague lower right. The art is in great condition and would be stunning framed. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other original illustration art and rare books [Attributes: First Edition]

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