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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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        The Story of American Golf

      - Its Champions and Its Championships. Farrar, Strauss and Company, New York, 1948. Original mid-green cloth, gilt title with illustration of a golfer putting on a darker green ground, gilt title on front board and housed in the original slipcase; 4to. First edition. Black and white photograph opposite title; illustrated with photographs, line drawings, head pieces; red and black title. A fascinating account of American Golf from 1888-1948 including a piece on John Reid and his AppleTree Gang through to the time of Ben Hogan, the Come-Back champion. The last chapter is about "the lithe, smooth-muscled, deep-jawed Texan, Mildred ‘Babe’ Didrikson" and other women golfers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Crusade in Europe.

      Garden City, Doubleday, 1948 - Garden City, Doubleday, 1948, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With publisher's slipcase, TEG, it precedes the trade edition, this is No. 322 of 1,426 copies Signed by Eisenhower, map endpapers, includes six color maps and 38 b&w maps, also includes six photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen as well as Eisenhower's famous D-Day order to his troops about to storm the beaches at Normandy. Fine, beautiful copy in like jacket in a very good slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Seven papers constituting the development of the 'path-integral' formulation of quantum mechanics and the 'Feynman diagram' approach to quantum electrodynamics (QED) (which is based on path-integrals): I. Space-Time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics; II. A Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics; III. Relativistic cut-off for quantum electrodynamics; IV. The Theory of Positrons; V. Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics; VI. Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction; VII. An Operator Calculus Having Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics. Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1948-51.

      First editions, in original wrappers, of the seven papers which constitute Feynman's path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics and his 'Feynman diagram' approach to QED. Feynman "published an extended set of papers - they would stretch over three years and one hundred thousand words - that defined the start of the modern era for the next generation of physicists. After his path-integral paper came, in the <i>Physical Review</i>, 'A Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics,' 'Relativistic Cut-Off for Quantum Electrodynamics,' 'The Theory of Positrons,' 'Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics,' 'Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction,' and 'An Operator Calculus Having Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics.' As they appeared, the younger theorists... devoured them... [and] felt invigorated by his images...<br/><br/> "No aspiring physicist could read these papers without thinking about what space was, what time was, what energy was. Feynman was helping physics live up to the special promise it made to its devotees: that this most fundamental of disciplines would bring them face to face with the primeval questions" (Gleick, pp. 271-2). <br/><br/> "At Cornell, Feynman perfected his approach to quantum theory, melding several of his prewar insights with the more pragmatic, numbers-driven approach he had honed during the war. One of his first tasks was to publish a long article, based on his dissertation, that presented a brand-new approach to quantum mechanics. Published in 1948 under the title, 'Space-Time Approach to Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics'" in the journal Reviews of Modern Physics, his lengthy article focused on the 'Lagrangian' function for a particle, a particular combination of kinetic and potential energy familiar from classical mechanics. The probability that a quantum object would travel from one location, x1, at a time t1, to some other location, x2, at a later time t2, Feynman showed, could be calculated by summing over-that is, integrating-all of the possible paths through space and time that connected these two end points. The contribution of each path to the total would be weighted by its classical Lagrangian function evaluated along that path; hence, the technique became known as path integrals. The main difference from the standard formalism lay not in outcomes, but in conceptual approach. Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr had argued vehemently during the 1920s that quantum mechanics spelled the end for any type of visualization of the atomic domain. Feynman countered with an intuitive approach, built around picturing the paths of particles through space and time. His greatest success [Feynman diagrams] came on the heels of this path-integral approach" (D.S.B., vol. 21, p.21). <br/><br/> Quantum electrodynamics (QED) is the quantum theory of the interactions between electrically charged particles and the electromagnetic field (between electrons, positrons and photons, for example). It has been called "the jewel of physics" because of the extreme accuracy of its predictions: for example, the value of the magnetic moment of the electron calculated from QED agrees with the measured value to within a few parts in 100,000,000,000. QED was born in 1928, with Dirac's paper 'The quantum theory of the emission and absorption of radiation.' Although a major advance, this theory, and its development over the next decade by Heisenberg, Jordan, Pauli and others, encountered serious difficulties: it predicted an infinite self-energy for the electron, and several other such 'divergences' (analogous difficulties were already well known in classical electrodynamics). The solution to these problems was provided independently by Feynman, Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, to whom the 1965 Nobel prize in physics was awarded "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles." <br/><br/> Papers (II) and (III) are Feynman's solution to the 'problem of infinities' in classical and quantum electrodynamics, respectively, but using 'standard' techniques of classical and quantum field theory rather than Feynman diagrams (although these are prefigured in (II) - see below). "Feynman's two papers on QED [i.e., (IV) and (V)] were completed in April and May 1949. In the first one, 'The Theory of Positrons,' he carefully explains the meaning of his diagrams beginning with their application to the Schrödinger equation. Application to the Dirac equation yields an interpretation of the positron in which Dirac's original hole theory is no longer needed. The second paper, 'Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics,' contains the Feynman rules and explains their usage. By these rules, computations for specific problems are simplified so much that Schwinger, much later, said: 'Like the silicon chip of more recent years, the Feynman diagram was bringing computation to the masses'" (Brandt). Paper (VI) contains the proof using standard quantum field theory that Feynman's revolutionary diagrammatic methods are correct, and (VII) is the final mathematical development of Feynman's theory, which enables it to be related most clearly to the more conventional approaches of Schwinger and Tomonaga. "Nobody but Dick [Feynman] could use his theory, because he was always invoking his intuition to make up the rules of the game as he went along. Until the rules were codified and made mathematically precise, I could not call it a theory" (Freeman Dyson, quoted in David Kaiser, <i>Pedagogy and the Practice of Science</i>).<br/><br/> "While Feynman made many original and imaginative contributions to theoretical physics, it may well be that his place in the history of science will be largely based on his approach to renormalizing quantum electrodynamics (QED), and especially on the tools that he invented to accomplish that goal, such as path integrals, the operator calculus, and the famous Feynman diagrams" (<i>Selected Papers</i>, p. 7). <br/><br/> "While still an undergraduate at MIT, Feynman became aware of the so-called divergence problems of QED. That is, physical quantities which should have been calculable by the theory, such as the self-mass of the electron (the effect of the action of the electron's own electromagnetic field on its mass), were predicted to have an absurd result: infinity. Feynman knew that a similar result was predicted classically; namely, the energy contained in the Coulomb field of a point charge is theoretically infinite. As he said in his Nobel Lecture, his "general plan was to first solve the classical problem, to get rid of the infinite self-energies and to hope that when I made a quantum theory of it, everything would be fine"" (<i>ibid</i>., p. 33). <br/><br/> "The solution invoked by H. A. Lorentz to the classical electron self-energy problem at the turn of the century was to give the electron a finite size. In (II), Feynman introduces an equivalent relativistic "cut-off" that spreads out the interaction, conventionally occurring only on the light-cone ("point-like" interaction), over a small timelike interval. This finite interval can be chosen as small as one wishes, and it would in principle be possible to determine it experimentally at high energy. The paper also discusses the least action solution to the problem of an electron striking a barrier and penetrating it, either directly, or indirectly by a process involving the production of a virtual positron-electron pair. It introduces the forerunner of the Feynman diagrams, containing an electron moving "backward in time" to represent the positron!" (<i>ibid</i>., p. 34). <br/><br/> "Because Feynman's unconventional approach to QED did not use quantum field theory, he found it difficult to convince his peers of its validity... He thus thought it would be best to first describe his important physical results, and to show how they could be obtained by more standard methods. In this way he hoped to motivate his colleagues to make the effort to follow his more powerful methods, which he would present later. <br/><br/> "Feynman began this acclimatization process by publishing paper (III), which includes a quantum-mechanical version of the relativistic high-frequency cutoff that he had introduced for classical electrodynamics in paper (II). This method, an example of what would later be called "regularization," made the divergent integrals of QED finite - except for the so-called vacuum polarization integrals, which would require a stronger form of regularization. Using the "old-fashioned" perturbation theory of Dirac, Feynman showed that his cutoff procedure led to the same results for the electromagnetic shift of energy levels of hydrogen (Lamb shift) and the radiative corrections to potential scattering as had been published earlier by others, including Bethe, Schwinger, and Weisskopf. However, Feynman's results avoided the subtraction of infinite integrals, using only finite ones that he showed were very insensitive to the value chosen for the cutoff. <br/><br/> "Paper (IV) treats the "motion of electrons and positrons in given external potentials." It introduces the overall space-time view, emphasizing the solutions of the Dirac relativistic electron equation in the integral form, the Green's function or "propagator," which is the probability amplitude for the electron to pass from one point in space-time to another. The allowed paths can propagate forward or backward in time, the time-backward paths being interpreted as positrons. Thus here are introduced the famous trademark "Feynman diagrams." <br/><br/> "Paper (V), submitted a month later than paper (IV), appeared in the same issue of <i>Physical Review</i>. A continuation of the first paper, it uses the same notation and diagrams, but now it attacks the general problem of QED, involving, besides external potentials and photons, also the fields of the charged particles themselves, involving both real and virtual photons. This paper constitutes a textbook of Feynman's powerful methods for solving real problems in QED... He discusses the electron self-energy problem, the convergence of processes with virtual quanta, the radiationless scattering problem, and the Lamb shift..." (<i>ibid</i>., p. 77-8). <br/><br/> "In 1949, Feynman published papers (IV) and (V), using the rules that he had derived for QED by applying the path-integral method. In 1950, he wrote paper (VI), which establishes the validity of the rules. i.e., the Feynman diagram methods. The paper starts with Fermi's formulation of the field as a set of oscillators and completely eliminates them, ... the charges are treated in a completely relativistic manner, using either the Dirac electron-positron field or, for spinless particles, the relativistic Klein-Gordon (or Pauli-Weisskopf) field. All virtual photons are eliminated; and Feynman shows how real photons can be either introduced <i>ab initio</i> or derived from the general formulae for virtual processes. <br/><br/> "In 1951, Feynman completed his work on QED in paper (VII), describing and applying a new operator calculus for operators dependent on a continuous parameter (such as the time), which describes the ordering of application of the generally noncommuting operators. Using the ordering parameter, the ordinary methods of calculus (integration and power series expansions, for example) can be carried through without regard to the ordering until the final result, which is then appropriately reordered. In this paper, Feynman applied this method to QED and pointed out that while it did not lead to any new results, it made it easier to relate the path integral formulation of QED to the more conventional approaches of Schwinger and Tomonaga" (<i>ibid</i>., p. 174). <br/><br/> Brandt, <i>The Harvest of a Century</i>, Oxford, 2008; <i>Selected Papers of Richard Feynman: with commentary</i>, World Scientific, 2000; Gleick, <i>Genius</i>, Little Brown, 1992. Feynman's own account of his work on QED can be read in his Nobel lecture (nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1965/feynman-lecture.html).. Seven papers contained in one issue of Reviews of Modern Physics and five issues of Physical Review. I. Space-Time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics,' in Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 367-387. II. 'A Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics,' in Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 74, no. 8, pp. 939-946, October 15, 1948. III. 'Relativistic Cut-Off for Quantum Electrodynamics,' in Physical Review, Second series, Vol. 74, no. 10, pp. 1430-1439, November 15, 1948. IV & V. 'The Theory of Positrons' & 'Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics,' in Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 76, Number 6, pp. 749-759 & 769-789, September 15, 1949. VI. 'Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction,' in Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 80, Number 3, pp. 440-457, November 1, 1950. VII. 'An Operator Calculus Having Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics,' in Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 84, no. 1, pp. 108-128, October 1, 1951. Lancaster and New York: American Physical Society, 1948-51

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        INTRUDER IN THE DUST

      Random House, New York 1948 - New York: Random House, 1948. First edition, first printing. One of Faulkner's most important novels, Intruder in the Dust tells the story of Lucas Beauchamp, a black man unjustly accused of murder. A fine example of Faulkner's efforts to come to terms with his loaded Southern inheritance of troubled race relations, it was published just before Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Original black cloth binding, with gilt and blue stamping. Crisp, clean, and tight, with just a hint of rubbing to the rear panel of the unclipped dust jacket. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Superb signed photograph of Babe Ruth inscribed to the producer of ?Play Ball?

      Photograph Signed ?To Sam Abelow / From / Babe Ruth / 1948.? Sepiatone, 8? x 10?. A few almost imperceptible light surface creases do not materially affect the superb full-length image of the Bambino. Fine condition.Taken in St. Petersburg during Spring Training, Ruth has just swung his bat. Hatless, he is wearing a long-sleeved athletic shirt and Yankees pinstriped pants.Sam Abelow had filmed an interview with Babe Ruth for his documentary ?Play Ball? which was televised on CBS on Saturday night, April 17, 1948, two days before Opening Day of the 1948 baseball season. Babe Ruth died just four months later. Sportscaster Red Barber narrated the show, produced by Abelow, which also included interviews with Happy Chandler, Clark Griffith, Harry Heilman, Rogers Hornsby, Bill McGowan, Pee Wee Reese, Branch Rickey, Honus Wagner, and others.PSA/DNA LOA

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        PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948)

      David O. Selznick Productions 1948 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card set of eight (8), USA. Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Cecil Kellaway, David Wayne, dir: William Dieterle; David O. Selznick Productions. Beautiful, romantic fantasy film about a struggling artist in Depression-era New York City who meets a mysterious girl, paints her portrait and becomes involved in the mystery surrounding her existence. The final tidal wave sequence at the finale of the film was originally premiered in major cities in a process called Magnascope and a surround sound called Multi-Sound (foreshadowing Cinemascope and stereo which were just a few years off). Portrait artist was hired to paint the actual portrait. Two were done -- one with an ornate background and the simple one used in the final film, the final image being of it in Technicolor. Title card has multiple pin holes at each corner and at center of the bottom margin. There are pin holes, soiling and tape residue to the right side blank white margin. Card no. 2 has multiple pin holes in the same areas, scratching at the top right side blank white margin and a crease down the card at the right side. Cards no. 3-6 and 8 have no pin holes and only minor creasing. Card no. 7 has a pin hole at the top and bottom left sides. Overall VERY GOOD-FINE.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      - Typed Letter Signed ("Joseph T. Shaw") dated 3 December 1948 on the letterhead of Sydney A. Sanders Literary Agents to Alden Norton of Popular Publications, asking for a release to be executed for a Raoul Whitfield story "Soft City." Two staples near the top of the letter have been pulled through resulting in modest chips, penciled note about the release, presumably in the hand of Norton, else very good. Shaw was an author, but more importantly the publisher of *Black Mask*, the influential pulp magazine which furthered the careers of Whitfield, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, among many others. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        RAW DEAL (1948)

      Eagle-Lion 1948 - Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland, Raymond Burr; dir: Anthony Mann; Eagle Lion. A shadow-ridden film noir with characters choking on their psychoses. It is the story of Joe, a man in prison who has taken the rap for Rick. Rick arranges a break for Joe, knowing that Joe will be caught and go down for the crime once and for all. But with help from the two women that love him, Joe actually escapes and is out to get the man who framed him. Violent and atmospheric, one of the best of the genre. This is one of the really important low budget examples of film noir directed in the 40s by Anthony Mann. On linen, there are repairs to two tears inside the poster, foldline conservation, and two chunks of missing paper replaced in right margin, going about 1" (2.5 cm.) into the background art on extreme lower right, poster displays really nicely, VERY GOOD.

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        La Révolution Prolétarienne &#150; revue bimensuelle syndicaliste révolutionnaire

      La Révolution Prolétarienne 1948 - Paris, La Révolution Prolétarienne, n°s 314 (avril 1948), 315, 318,319, du 321 au n°328, du 330 au 333, du 335 au 343, du 345 au 357, n° 359, du 362 au 363, du 365 au 367, du 370 au 371, du 375 au 380, du 384 au 386, n°394, 408, 410, 411, 427, 431, 432, 437, 438, 440, 444 à 446, 449, 453, 494, 497 (septembre 1964) ; on joint les n°s 303( n°2 &#150; mai 1947), 588, 605 et 608 soient 76 n°s - Brochés, 18 cm x 26,5 cm, 32 pages par numéro&#150; Textes de Pierre Monatte, Maurice Chambelland, Robert Louzon, R. Hagnauer, J. Péra, Marthe Bigot, Michel Collinet, A. Rosmer, Ignazio Silone, A.-V. Jacquet, J.-P. Finidori, Jean Maitron, A. Ciliga, M. Martinet, Upton Sinclair, Albert Camus, Angelica Balabanoff, P. Rassinier, Manès Sperber, Maurice Dommanget, Daniel Guérin, Antoine Laval, etc &#150; Bon état général sauf quelques numéros ; il est possible de faire des lots [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Molecular Architecture and the Processes of Life

      Nottingham: Sir Jesse Boot Foundation, 28 May, 1948. The twenty first Sir Jesse Boot Foundation Lecture. Octavo. Original tan wrappers printed in black. 2 shelf number stickers, one Bedford College library ink stamp and one tiny green sticker to upper wrapper, shelf number sticker and library ink stamp to title page. Bedford College bookplate to verso of upper wrapper and "withdrawn" ink stamp to first page of text. Wrappers a little tanned and rubbed. A very good copy. First separate edition of Pauling&#39;s important contribution to DNA research. Linus Pauling (1901&#150;94) was one of the twentieth-century&#39;s greatest and most versatile scientists. Trained as a chemist, he made significant advances in the understanding of molecules and chemical bonds, and became one of the founders of the field of biochemistry, investigating the structure and functions of organic molecules such as haemoglobin. He was also one of the first scientists to study genetics from a biochemical viewpoint. In 1944 the genetic molecule was discovered to be DNA, and so began the race to determine its exact structure. In this pamphlet, based on one of a series of lectures given in late 1948, Pauling presents his theory that the molecule might be composed of two complimentary parts, each of which served as a template for the production of duplicates. Despite this major insight, he later proposed that DNA was a triple helix, a theory proven incorrect in 1953 when the work of Watson, Crick, and Franklin established the molecule&#39;s double-helix structure. But their discovery also proved that the idea proposed in this pamphlet, that DNA molecules were themselves the templates for future copies, was correct. An important link in the chain of research leading to the modern genetic revolution, this pamphlet is a scarce and vulnerable item, with OCLC recording only six institutional copies.

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        Interiors + Industrial Design. Volume CVIII, Number 2, September, 1948. Cover by Gyorgy and Juliet Kepes. Layout and typography by Bernard Rudofsky

      New York: Whitney Publications, 1948.. The justly famouse Case Study Houses issue. . Stiff pictorial paper wrappers. . Front cover shows a little discoloration at bottom edge. Spine has 2 small chips. Upper right hand corner shows a crease. Internally the bottom right edge shows a little puckering from an old damp stain. A protective transparent duralar cover has been added by the bookseller. Very good +. 4to. 208 pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Some of the articles: The Case Study House Program: An introduction by Serge Chermayeff, Case Study House No. 2 by Sumner Spaulding and John Rex, Case study house No. 3 by Wurster and Bernardi, Case Study House No. 4 by Ralph Rapson, Case Study Houses Nos. 8 and 9 by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, Case Study House No. 10 by Kemper Nomland, Case Study House No. 11 by J.R. Davidson, Case Study House No.13 by Richard Neutra, The Institute of Design: first in a series on the famous Chicago School, Textile designer&#39;s dreamland: about a native industry in Puerto Rico, The new fabrics, 120 of them, in Interiors&#39; regular fall presentation. Among the ads: Full page ad for laverne originals desined by Alvin Lustig and featuring the fabric " Incantation" designed by& Alvin Lustig, full page ad for raymor lighting designed by Paul McCobb and featuring lamps& by McCobb and Wurster, full page ad for Knoll Associates featuring a desk and chests, full page ad for Herman miller furniture Company featuring their legendary 1948 hardbound catalog, &

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        Unique original draft of ?The Africa of Albert Schweitzer? by Charles R. Joy and Melvin Arnold, heavily edited by Schweitzer with over 9,500 words in his hand, and a 1,300 word Schweitzer ALS to the authors about his edits ? with over 1,000 original, mostly unpublished photographs taken by Joy to illustrate the book

      Original draft of ?The Africa of Albert Schweitzer? by Charles R. Joy and Melvin Arnold. 220 typed carbon lightweight pages: 80 pages with over 9,500 words handwritten by Schweitzer, mostly in ink; some pages completely in Schweitzer?s hand. Schweitzer used plastic tape on a few pages to attach long edits, then simply glued others on at the blank edges. Almost all of Schweitzer?s additions are in French; a few are in English. There are many instances where he has penned ?Schweitzer? in his edits. There are English translations of many of Schweitzer?s edits. With a 17 page German translation of one of the chapters, ?The Struggle of Equatorial Africa,? tied together with string, with over 100 words in Schweitzer?s hand. At various times, Joy and Arnold had sent Dr. Schweitzer carbons of what they had written, asking him to edit where necessary. The book was published jointly in 1948 by Harper & Brothers and Beacon Press, of which Melvin Arnold was the director.?The New York Times? announced t

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        One Arm and Other Stories (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

      New Directions. 1948. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good +. Number 21 of 50 copies printed on Virgil paper. Hardcover. Gilt spine titles, gilt edge. 8vo. 210pp. Very Good+. Light wear, mild darkening to spin, previous owner&#39;s bookplate on front pastedown, small mailing label on flyleaf, light rubbing to flyleaf foredge. Rare!

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