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        (Gemälde / Bild): PORTRÄT von Marylin MONROE. Acryl auf Leinwand von Josef BRUN (Basel-CH). Unten rechts signiert und datiert: J.Brun 92 / Masse ohne Rahmen ca. 86x122 cm (Schlichter Künstler Rahmen (schwarze Holzleiste) *****BITTE beachten Sie: SELBSTABHOLUNG empfohlen oder: Zustellung durch Spediteur (in diesem Falle Versand, Zustellungsgebühr auf Anfrage und zu Lasten des Bestellers*****

      . . *****Joseph BRUN: *Geboren 1948* Basel, Schweiz. Tätigkeitsbereiche: Linolschnitt, Malerei, Holzskulptur, Holzrelief, Zeichnung (Lit. SIKART Lexikon zur Kunst in der Schweiz)*****

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        Two Presidential signed letters from Harry S. Truman regarding the Hoover Commission, a bi-partisan committee formed to recommend administrative reforms, chaired by ex-President Hoover

      Two Typed Letters Signed, "Harry S. Truman" , as President, regarding the Committee on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government, better known as the Hoover Commission.(1) Typed Letter Signed, "Harry S. Truman", one page, 7" X 8.75", on White House embossed stationery, March 20, 1948, Washington. Addressed to the Honorable George D. Aiken, Republican Senator from Vermont, and one of the Hoover Commission's twelve commissioners. In full, "Thanks a lot for your thoughtfulness in sending me a copy of the latest chart and report on the Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. It is an interesting document." Center fold, lightly creased and soiled in blank area , else fine condition.(2) Typed Letter Signed, "Harry S. Truman", one page, 8" X 10.25", on White House embossed stationery, July 31, 1951, Washington. Addressed to the Honorable John L. McClellan, Democratic Senator from Arkansas, and one of the Hoover Commission's twel

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        All about his poodle, Rufus! Archive of seven Churchill letters to Miss Lobban who took care of Rufus at London?s Duke Street Kennels, each mentioning Rufus the dog

      England, 1948-1961 Winston S. Churchill had a miniature poodle named Rufus. After Rufus was run over and killed while Churchill was attending the Conservative Party Conference at Brighton, England, in October 1947, the former Prime Minister was given another miniature poodle by Walter Graebner, his ?Life? magazine editor for his war memoirs. When Churchill introduced his new poodle he would say, ?His name is Rufus II ?" but the II is silent.??The poodle [Rufus] ate in the dining room with the rest of the [Churchill] family. A cloth was laid for him on the Persian carpet beside the head of the household, and no one else ate until the butler had served Rufus's meal. One evening at Chequers [Churchill?s country estate] the film was ?Oliver Twist.? Rufus, as usual, had the best seat in the house, on his master's lap. At the point when Bill Sikes was about to drown his dog to put the police off his track, Churchill covered Rufus's eyes with his hand. He said, "Don't look now, dear. I'll tell you about it afterwards." Fr

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        122 Farvefotografier. Iagttagelser ved K. Helmer-Petersen/122 Colour Photographs. Observations by K. Helmer-Petersen.

      - Schoenberg Publishers. Copenhagen, no date [1948]. Large 4to. No pagination. Illustrated with colour photographs throughout. Publisher's boards with dust wrappers. Near fine++ in orig. wrappers with only a couple of small nicks. In the orig. cardboard slipcase. * Michael Parr 'The Photo Book. A History, volume 1.', pp. 202-203. Ingrid Fischer Jonge '28 danske fotobøger'.** With this impressive volume, Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen (1920-) got an international breakthrough. The book is considered as the gateway of modernism into Danish photography. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        P. o. W. Camp Austin Indiana U.S.A. Erinnerungsalbum an das Kriegsgefangenenlager mit Zeichnungen und Versen der Gefangenen.

      Selbstverlag, Austin (USA), [um 1948, o. J.].. ca. 30 Blatt (unpag.), quer 8°, zahlreiche Abb. & Fotos. Fotomechanischer Druck kart.. Deutliche Gebrauchsspuren am Einband, berieben, Leinrücken eingerissen, einige Seiten an der Bindung leicht eingerissen, sonst ordentlicher Zustand. Er wirkten an Zeichnungen und Versen mit: Manfred Dubielzig, Josef Ettinger, Alois Gabriel, Harry Greif, Rudi Kahlig, Paul Kels, Georg Kreuser, Franz Koller, Horst Laeuffer, Helmut Nagel, Rudolf Richter, Kurt von Roenne, Siegfried Saft, Heinz Sander, Hans Sankowsky, Georg Schardt, Heinz Schendera. VERSANDKOSTENFREI bei Standardversand innerhalb Deutschlands!

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        The Otterbury Incident (Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone)

      Putnam and Co. 1948 - The First UK printing published by Putnam and Co. UK in 1948.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.The boards are very lightly aged marked. The gilt titling remains bright.Lower corners are mildly bumped with mild pushing of the spine tips. Light foxing of the end papers.Text block lightly browned.Otherwise clean and free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and in VERY GOOD++ condition.Rubbing and edge wear at the corners and spine tips (see photos).Small closed tear to upper front spine fold.Light browning of upper flap edges. Light browning of colouring to the spine.The Edward Ardizzone designed wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector. Profusely illustrated throughout with B/W drawings by Edward Ardizzone.A key children's title and very scarce to find in the true first printing with the complete wrapper. Collectible. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Copy Letter Signed, 4to on 2 separate pages, n.p., Sept. 6, 1948

      - This letter is a signed copy of a Typed Letter Cukor wrote to long time friend Elsa Schroeder about his trip to France, meeting with author W. Somerset Maugham regarding a possible film project based on the story of Sapho for Greta Garbo and finances during his trip. Cukor begins asking his correspondent about news of his home, "you know, about the dogs and how everything was looking at the house." He continues with a report of his expenses and difficulties of using the franc. "So I didn't use the Letter of Credit.I borrowed 200,000 francs (don't faint that's only about $600) from M.G.M. Paris Office promising to repay them in francs.which indeed I did.I also paid for a car and chauffeur which I was in the south of France. Then I engaged a car.to make the three day tour from Cap Ferrat to Paris.I bought myself some socks and sweater and ties, etc.Michael Pearman was with me and has kept an itemized account of my expenditures - tips, cables." He continues with a discussion of meeting the British author, W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965). "Actually I accomplished some very important work with Maugham. One of the stories we considered for Garbo is 'Sapho' by Daudet - Maugham very kindly read the script and I had two very long meetings with him; he made brilliant and practical suggestions for the treatment of the story.When in Paris at Walter Wanger's request, I had long conferences with Agents. Writers, Actors' agents, etc. and made very important contacts and actually spent a good deal of time on the Garbo-Wanger proposition.I go into all this.because I do think a good deal of the.trip can be deducted as legitimate business expense." He signs, "George." Cukor refers to a film project that he never made. The letter is quoted in the biography of Wanger ("William Wanger, Hollywood Independent" by Matthew Bernstein, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2000).

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        Taken at the Flood. A Hercule Poirot Novel

      London: For The Crime Club by Collins, 1948., 1948. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's orange cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper. Minor wear, pictorial bookplate, jacket with a few rubs and short tears; most presentable. An attractive copy. Set in post-war Britain, in which euphoria has turned to discontent, even among the landed gentry. This intrigue involving Poirot, concerns the Cloade family, whose fortunes are in the hands of an attractive young family member, recently widowed... Published as 'There Is a Tide' in the USA. Wagstaff & Poole p198. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p82-89.

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        A Farewell To Arms

      Scribner's, New York 1948 - First Thus. Hardcover. 1948 Re-issue illustrated by Daniel Rasmusson, in slip case - age toning at extremities w/small tears at openings of slip-case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Announcement of the Establishment of the Jewish State in the German language newspaper, Yedioth Hayom

      Newspaper, Yedioth Hayom, in German, published by Dr. F. Reichenstein, Tel-Aviv, May 16, 1948, two pages front and verso, with headline announcing Errichtung Des Judenstaates, "Establishment of the Jewish State". Toning with small chips and tears. Good condition. The publisher, Freiderick Reichenstein, a German Jew, was born at the beginning of the 20th Century in Bottrop, located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.He studied law and began a legal career in North Rhine-Westphalia when the Nazi expelled all Jews from the law courts in 1935. He fled to Palestine and established a German language newspaper in Tel Aviv from 1936 - 1964. In his memoirs, Dr. Reichenstein wrote, "As the editor of a German language newspaper I had to contend with the anger of Jews in Palestine at anything German...I am an optimist: I survived the First World War, the rise of Nazi to power in Germany, the Second World War, wars between Israel and her neighbors. I married and have three children. I still believe in Hope.

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        The Naked and the Dead

      Rinehart and Company, Inc. 1948 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. SIGNED by the author and tipped-in. First Edition. Copyright 1948 stated on the copyright page with no mention on later printings. Book has some edgewear with small portions of the board edges worn. Slight tanning of the page edges. Dust jacket has original price of $4.00 printed on the front flap. Slight chipping at the corners. A small piece is missing from the top spine end. Slight foxing and tanning is apparent. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GENIUS LOCI AND OTHER TALES

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948 First edition. This copy has been signed by Clark Ashton Smith on the half-title page [with some corrections made by him by hand to the text]. Limited to 3000 [reportedly actually 3047] copies. 228 pages collecting 15 stories [two-thirds of which are reprinted from Weird Tales magazine]. Author Jack L. Chalker's ownership stamp to the front paste-down, one rear corner lightly bumped else Near Fine copy in Near Fine or better Dust Wrapper.. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine.

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        A mathematical theory of communication. Offprint

      1948. <p>Rare First Printing of the Offprint Issue </p><p>Shannon, Claude E. (1916-2002). A mathematical theory of communication. Offprint from Bell System Technical J. 27 (1948). 80pp. Text diagrams. 280 x 216 mm. Original printed wrappers, holes punched in left margin, as in all copies. Small repair to lower margin of front wrapper, a few tiny stains on front wrapper, but very good. </p><p>First Edition, Offprint Issue, Rare First Printing. The first printing can be distinguished by the absence of reprint dates on the inside back wrapper; later reprints include these. Demand for Shannon&#146;s paper was no doubt much greater than Bell Labs anticipated, necessitating at least one reprint. </p><p>Basing his work on research begun during World War II, &#147;Shannon developed a general theory of communication that would treat of the transmission of any sort of information from one point to another in space or time. His aim was to give specific technical definitions of concepts general enough to obtain in any situation where information is manipulated or transmitted&#151;concepts such as information, noise, transmitter, signal, receiver, and message. </p><p>&#147;At the heart of the theory was a new conceptualization of information. To make communication theory a scientific discipline, Shannon needed to provide a precise definition of information that transformed it into a physical parameter capable of quantification. He accomplished this transformation by distinguishing information from meaning. He reserved &#145;meaning&#146; for the content actually included in a particular message. He used &#145;information&#146; to refer to the number different possible messages that could be carried along a channel, depending on the message&#146;s length and on the number of choices of symbols for transmission at each point in the message. Information in Shannon&#146;s sense was a measure of orderliness (as opposed to randomness) in that it indicated the number of possible messages from which a particular message to be sent was chosen. The larger the number of possibilities, the larger the amount of information transmitted, because the actual message is distinguished from a greater number of possible alternatives. . . .</p><p> &#147;What began as a study of transmission over telegraph lines was developed by Shannon into a general theory of communication applicable to telegraph, telephone, radio, television, and computing machines&#151;in fact, to any system, physical or biological, in which information is being transferred or manipulated through time or space&#148; (Aspray 1985 pp. 119-22). </p><p>Shannon&#146;s paper was also responsible for introducing the term &#147;bit&#148; (for binary digit) into the published literature, and for giving the term its current meaning of &#147;a unit of information derived from a choice between two equally probably alternatives or &#145;events&#146;&#148; (Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary [1972]). The word itself was suggested by John Tukey in 1946. </p>

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        ALBUM DE HABANERAS

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1948. 36x26. Tela. 93Pag+2h. Rarissimo Album de habaneras, una recopilacion de musica y letra sobre el auge de este genero musical entre pescadores y artesanos de la comarca del Ampurdan. Muy apreciada Obra. Ref 30 Biblioteca A.

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        Dead Man Blues.

      Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1948 - Octavo. Original light blue boards, titles to spine in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers tanned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and marked dust jacket. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        George Washington: A Biography, in Seven Volumes - Young Washington (Vols. I & II); Planter and Patriot, 1759-1775; Leader of the Revolution, 1776-1778; Victory with the Help of France; Patriot and President, 1784-1793; First in Peace, March 1793 - December 1799

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1948. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Three first editions (vols. 1, 2, 5), four reprints. Volumes 3, 4, 6, and 7 include original jackets, volume 5 includes publisher&#39;s slipcase. Slipcase & jackets lightly rubbed, jacket prices clipped. 1948 Hard Cover. Complete in seven volumes. The authoritative bibliography of the general of the American Revolution who became the first President of the United States. Freeman won the Pulitzer Prize posthumously, having completed the sixth volume in its entirety, though it was not published until the year after his death. The final volume was completed by his associates John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth. Freeman is also known for his exceptional biography of Robert E. Lee (which also won the Pulitzer), an account of Lee&#39;s correspondence, and his three-volume work entitled Lee&#39;s Lieutenants.

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        Now Try the Morgue

      London: Gerald G. Swan,, 1948.. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and front board in blind. With the pictorial dust jacket. Light mottling to the boards, spine ends and edges of boards a bit rubbed, front inner hinge partially cracked but holding firm, edges and margins of text block toned. Otherwise an excellent copy in a bright jacket with slightly toned spine and rear panels, a small light dampstain to edge of rear panel, a few short closed tears to front and rear panels, spine ends mildly nicked. First edition, first impression of this gangster novel written by the prolific author of The Flight of the Phoenix.

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        Proceedings of a Symposium on Large-Scale Digital Calculating Machinery. Proceedings... Jointly sponsored by the Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University a the Computation Laboratory 7-10 January 1947

      Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition. [2 - 1st blank], xxix (including frontis), [1-blank], [1]-302 pages. Publishers navy blue cloth, with minor bump to base near spine. Dust jacket is edgeworn with small edge tears and minor loss at corners and head/tail of spine panel. Also has some soiling at the flap folds. Even so it presents nicely on the shelf. Volume XVI in the Annals of the Computation Laboratory of Harvard University. This copy from the library of Harvard physicist and symposium participant Harry R. Mimno (his signature on front pastedown). Hardcover. Publishes papers from the "first full-scale symposium on electronic and electro-mechanical digital computers. The symposium took place more than a year after the first postwar conference on mechanical and electronic computation techniques, held at MIT in October 1945, for which no proceedings were published." Howard Aiken, head of Harvard&#39;s Computation Laboratory, organized the conference. The papers cover aspects of computer design, construction, operation, and emerging applications. The proceedings offer one of the most comprehensive pictures of this rapidly emerging field in the post-war years. Seven of the papers here presented are listed separately in Hook & Norman&#39;s Origins of Cyberspace, and the members and attendees of the Symposium represent a veritable "Who&#39;s Who" of distinguished contributing scientists, mathematicians, and engineers (Aiken, Mauchly, Goldstine and Forrester spoke among others, with Turing, Hopper, and many other luminaries in attendance). Topics ranged from credible memory devices to important early machines - aspects of the Mark I and II, Whirlwind, ENIAC, and EDVAC style machines are all discussed. While the earliest computer history work tends to the theoretical, this symposium had much of the practical side to offer. Uncommon in dust jacket. Origins of Cyberspace 414 (also 553, 609, 848, 902, 913, 924, 1136).

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        Israeli broadside - a plea for funds, dated 5 days before gaining independence

      Broadside, in Hebrew, May 11, 1948, 16.5" x 10.5 visible, 2 pages, museum quality framed to an overall size of 23.75" x 21". An appeal for funds issued just 9 days before Israeli Independence. In part: "The end of the [British] mandate regime is close - it is crumbling in front of our eyes.". The Israeli Declaration of Independence was made on May 14, 1948, the day before the British Mandate was due to expire. David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization and the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel.

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        Economics: An Introductory Analysis

      McGraw-Hill, 1948-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. In Very Good condition. Previous owner name twice in pen at prelims. Light pencil marking in text. Faint wave to the page edges at front. Cloth shows light edge wear, light rubbing, and a stain to the bottom corner of the rear board. First Edition stated.

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        Just four days after Israel declared independence, Israel?s first Prime Minister announces the death of Elimelech Rapaport ?who fell in defense of the homeland and in the battle for its freedom and independence? on May 18, 1948, complete with the rare, original I.D.F. ?War of Independence? ribbon

      Manuscript Document Signed, ?D. Ben-Gurion?,in Hebrew as Prime Minister, one page, 5.25? x 6.5?. May 18, 1948. Penned on vellum in the ink and style similarly penned in calligraphy on Torah scrolls by sofers. Light soiling and Ben-Gurion?s signature is slightly faded. Marginal toning from prior framing. Very good condition. The I.D.F.?War of Independence Ribbon? is in fine condition and attached to the upper left hand corner. In full, ?We hereby announce with profound sorrow that Elimelech Rapaport of blessed memory fell in the line of duty on Adar II 7 5708,(18.5.48.) in Tsenach. The Government of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces and the Jewish people will always carry the memory of Elimelech, who fell in defense of the homeland and in the battle for its freedom and independence?. On May 14, 1948, the Jewish Provisional Government proclaimed the sovereign State of Israel and David Ben-Gurion became her first Prime Minister. The AP reporting from Israel on May 18th wrote, ?

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        VALAHOL EURÓPÁBAN [QUELQUE PART EN EUROPE / IT HAPPENED IN EUROPE] (1948)

      MAFIRT / Dispa 1948 - Vintage original 47 x 63" (120 x 160 cm.) grand affiché poster, France. Artur Somlay, Miklos Gabor, Zsuzsa Banki, Gyorgy Bardy, dir: Geza von Radvanyi; MAFIRT / Dispa. Stunning and modernistic characterization of a child orphan of war by artist Raymond Gid. The film was produced by Hungary's young Communist party and was a masterful bit of heartfelt propaganda. Taking place during the last days of World War II, it is a tale of war orphans and runaways tortured by Nazis who rampage the country living as they can. When they come into a ruined fortress inhabited by a renowned orchestra conductor, he takes them under his wing and teaches them to be freedom fighters. This special poster is for the Jan. 26, 1949, gala premiere benefit opening in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Painter/illustrator Raymond Gid's (1905-2000) poster art is highly sought after, and this is one of his really rare and most wonderful creations. On linen, a 9" (22 cm.) area in entirely blank left side has been skillfully and unobtrusively filled-in, VERY GOOD.

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        George Washington: A Biography, in Seven Volumes - Young Washington (Vols. I & II); Planter and Patriot, 1759-1775; Leader of the Revolution, 1776-1778; Victory with the Help of France; Patriot and President, 1784-1793; First in Peace, March 1793 - December 1799

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1948. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Three first editions (vols. 1, 2, 5), four reprints. Volumes 3, 4, 6, and 7 include original jackets, volume 5 includes publisher&#39;s slipcase. Slipcase & jackets lightly rubbed, jacket prices clipped. 1948 Hard Cover. Complete in seven volumes. The authoritative bibliography of the general of the American Revolution who became the first President of the United States. Freeman won the Pulitzer Prize posthumously, having completed the sixth volume in its entirety, though it was not published until the year after his death. The final volume was completed by his associates John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth. Freeman is also known for his exceptional biography of Robert E. Lee (which also won the Pulitzer), an account of Lee&#39;s correspondence, and his three-volume work entitled Lee&#39;s Lieutenants.

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        Space Cadet

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948 - The author's second book, and second of the juveniles with which he impressed the minds of a generation. With the iconic illustrations of Clifford Geary. Previous owner name, else about fine in a lightly edgeworn dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Transition. Neue Folge. Nummern 2, 3, 5 und 6 (von 6).

      Paris, 1948-1950., Transition Press, - 8°. 152 S., 3 Bl.; 151 S., 5 Bl.; 128 S., 6 Bl., 150 S., 1 Bl., illustr. Orig.-Broschuren, original printed wrappers. - Hervorragende in Paris ab 1928 publizierte englischsprachige Zeitung der internationalen künstlerischen und literarischen Avantgarde. In Transition erschien als Erstdruck in Fortsetzung das letzte Werk von James Joyce (Finnegans Wake). Die Umschläge stammten von Picasso, Schwitters, Duchamp, Klee, Braque, Matisse, etc. - Hier vorliegend 4 (von insgesamt 6) Nummern der "neuen Folge" (= Fortsetzung und Schluß der bedeutenden Zeitschrift), hg. von Georges Duthuit (Advisory-Editors: Georges Bataille, Rene Char, Douglas Cooper, Max-Pol Fouchet, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, Jean-Paul Satre, Jean Wahl, David McDowell. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von: Apollinaire, Breton, Fouchet, Sartre, Artaud, Beckett, Tristan Tzara, Picasso, Eluard, Picabia, etc. Bollinger III, 230/231. Einband von Nr. und Nr. 3. Seiten von Nr. 3 an der Unterkante etwas fleckig. Insgesamt papierbedingt etas nachgebräunt. Sonst schöne Exemplare. Slight browning and stained (Nr. 2 and 6). Englisch Band:

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        The EDVAC: A preliminary report on logic and design

      Philadelphia: Moore School of Engineering, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1948. <p>From the Moore School Library, Where the EDVAC Originated </p><p>Patterson, George W. et al. The EDVAC: A preliminary report on logic and design. [1], iii, 100 (i.e. 102)ff. 2 diagrams inserted in text; 3 large folding blueprint plans in pocket at rear: &#147;Figure 3: EDVAC control panel assembly,&#148; &#147;Figure 4: EDVAC add-subtract block diagram,&#148; and &#147;Figure 5: Standard symbols for block diagrams.&#148; Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Moore School of Electrical Engineering, February 16, 1948. 277 x 214 mm. Library buckram, original front wrapper bound in. Folding plans date-stamped April 8 and April 9, 1948; Figure 3 stamped &#147;Restricted&#148; and &#147;Preliminary&#148;; Figures 4 and 5 stamped &#147;Preliminary.&#148; Small tears along folds of 1 or 2 blueprints, but very good. Stamps / bookplates of the Moore School of Electrical Engineering and of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. </p><p>First Edition, published in a very small edition, probably 100 copies or fewer. The EDVAC (short for Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer) was the first planned stored-program electronic computer. The EDVAC was conceived during World War II by Presper Eckert and John Mauchly during the time that they were designing and constructing the ENIAC at the University of Pennsylvania&#146;s Moore School of Engineering. The EDVAC&#146;s construction was proposed in August 1944, and the theoretical basis for the machine was described in John von Neumann&#146;s famous and unfindable First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC (1945), the first account of the machine&#146;s stored-program design and architecture. However, the EDVAC&#146;s construction was delayed and it did not become operational until 1951, due in part to dispute over patent rights between Eckert and Mauchly and the University of Pennsylvania, which resulted in Eckert and Mauchly&#146;s resignation from the Moore School in 1946 to form their own commercial computer company. </p><p>After Eckert and Mauchly&#146;s departure from the Moore School in 1946 the EDVAC project was taken over by other engineers at the school, including George Patterson (editor of the Moore School lectures), R. L. Snyder, L. P. Tabor and Irven Travis. The present report, prepared by these four men, describes the design of a pilot model of the EDVAC named the EDVAC 1.5B, which incorporated automatic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and internal checking. &#147;Emphasis is placed on the overall logic, the basic engineering design, and on the principles of operation of the EDVAC&#148; (f. 3). </p><p>The EDVAC&#146;s 1944 inception date falls three years before the start dates of the other early stored-program computers&#151;Eckert and Mauchly&#146;s BINAC (1947), the Manchester Baby (1947-48), Cambridge University&#146;s EDSAC (1947), and Australia&#146;s CSIRAC (1948). In 1948, when the present report was published, none of these stored-program computers was operational. Patterson&#146;s report therefore contains some of the first blueprints of stored-program computer architecture to be issued before the stored-program electronic computer era began. </p><p>Very Scarce&#151;OCLC locates five copies (Univ. of PA; Univ. of FL; Univ. of MN; Wayne State Univ.; Brown Univ.). This copy was originally in the library of the Moore School of Engineering, where the EDVAC was invented, designed and constructed. Not in Origins of Cyberspace. </p>

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        Six weeks before his 92nd birthday, Shaw sends his corrected manuscript to his secretary telling her ?If you find any further corrections needed or detect any senile blunders of mine note them for me.?

      Ayot St. Lawrence, England, September 21, 1948 Autograph Letter Signed ?GBS,? 1p, 5? x 6?, January 10, 1936. To ?Judy.? On his Ayot Saint Lawrence laid note paper with an engraved letterhead, ?From / Bernard Shaw? in the center. Fine condition.In full, ?My dear Judy, Copy my green corrections on the yellow duplicate in shorthand, as I have done on the first 2 pages. Shorthand will do, as yellow is only for insurance against very improbable loss or destruction of the green, which is to go to the printer. If you find any further corrections needed or detect any senile blunders of mine note them for me.?Judy was Shaw?s cousin, Georgina Musters (1885-1974), who had served as his first secretary (1907-1912) when she was in her 20s. Born Judy Gillmore, her mother Arabella Gillmore was his mother?s half-sister. A 1945 photograph in the British Library is annotated on verso by Shaw: ?Mrs Georgina Musters ?Judy? at Whitehall Court.?

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        Peace In Our Time

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1948. Octavo. Original red cloth backed grey boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. With bookplate to front pastedown. Spine ends slightly bumped, top edge lightly foxed. An excellent copy in a very good jacket with toned spine, a split along top half of front joint, head of spine lightly chipped, and slightly nicked and rubbed extremities. First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Sue from Noël". The play was originally published the previous year by Heinemann, London.

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        The Great Gatsby

      London: Grey Walls, 1948. 1st. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. 1st British edition bound in the publisher&#39;s original green cloth over boards with the title and author stamped in gilt on the spine. George Woodman designed dust jacket is chipped and worn at the extremities, particularly at the corners and head & heel. All pages tight and bright.

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        The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks

      Garden City: Doubleday and Company, Inc, 1948: First Edition, First Printing, with statement of "First Edition" present on the copyright page. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Clean text, though pages are toned and show light foxing and a few creased corners. Small areas of discoloration to green end papers. Hinges slightly pulled. The boards are lightly curved, with the cloth lightly rubbed. Rubbing to spine end, light soiling. Small areas of abrasion to the cloth at center of spine and bottom edge of top board. Cloth shows rubbing and soiling, a faint cup ring, and a ding to the rear board. Stated First Edition.

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        Forward American Wines, Including Wine Producer&#39;s Formulae

      Boston: Carl Dumbra, (1948, 1950). Two volumes. Thick quartos, xxvi, 518 & xxvii-xlv, 519-1175 pages. Book one a stated second printing; book two stated first edition. Illustrated with occasional black and white photos and figures. A very scarce technical treatise. The jacket states, "The master guide for the chemist, researcher, winemaker, wine producer, and production man. Technical information and numerous wine formulae and blends are listed... Chemical and engineering developments. Methods, processes, and formulae for making vermouth extracts used in the manufacture of vermouths, sweet and dry. Artificial and rapid aging by special process, and many other types and California varieties." Light shelfwear to both volumes. Some dampstaining to top edges, and some general light wear to dust jackets. Still very presentable copies of these very scarce volumes [Not in Gabler, Amerine or Cagle].

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        Lancelot And Elaine. Being The Eighth To The Twentieth Chapters Of The Eighteenth Book Of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur

      Hague & Gill, Buckinghamshire 1948 - Contemporary full red moroccan leather, a little rubbed on the spine, 6pp, 69pp, 2 full page engravings by Joan Hassall and 2 small vignette devices. A scarce book that was abandoned due to a series of accidents, and most of the sheets destroyed. Of the projected 200 copies, some sheets were saved and possibly 20 copies survived, although the contents of these vary, this copy for example has the text ending abruptly on p67. Included in addition, is an Eric Gill designed bookplate "Decoy Press", loosely inserted with some pencil notes on the reverse and the previous owners name neatly written in the same hand on the first free endpaper. An uncommon item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archiv des Völkerrechts. Herausgegeben von Walter Schätzel, Hans Wehberg, Hans-Jürgen Schlochauer, Philip Kunig, Walter Rudolf, u. a. Bände 1-36.

      Tübingen: Verlag J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) 1948-1998.. Insgesamt 23 Bände und 42 Broschuren. Gr. 8° (23,5 x 15,5 cm). 12 Orig.-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 11 Private Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 42 Orig.-Broschuren. [Softcover / Paperback].. "Das Archiv des Völkerrechts ist eine im Jahre 1948 gegründete Vierteljahresschrift. In Abhandlungen, Berichten und Buchbesprechungen behandelt sie die Entwicklung des internationalen Rechts in seiner ganzen Breite. Das AVR ist ein Forum der deutschsprachigen Völkerrechtswissenschaft und sucht den internationalen Dialog des Faches. Die Beiträge reflektieren dogmatische und theoretische Grundfragen des Völkerrechts ebenso wie die Entwicklung der internationalen Rechtsprechung. Die behandelten Rechtsgebiete reichen vom überlieferten Kernbestand des zwischenstaatlichen Völkerrechts und des Rechts der bewaffneten Konflikte über das Recht internationaler Organisationen, die Menschenrechte, das Umweltvölkerrecht und Welthandelsrecht bis hin zu Fragen des internationalen Verwaltungsrechts. Das AVR erscheint vierteljährlich und veröffentlicht Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache." (Quelle: mohr-de) - Bände 1-23 fest gebunden; Bände 24-36 in Einzellieferungen, wobei bei Band 34 die Hefte 1 & 3 und bei Band 36 die Hefte 2 & 4 fehlen. - Einbände teils leicht berieben und etwas angestaubt. Papier der ersten 10 Bände etwas gebräunt. Bände durchgehend mit wenigen Anstreichungen, meist in schwarzem Kugelschreiber. Die Broschuren hin und wieder mit handschriftlichen Notizen auf den Vorderdeckeln. - Insgesamt gut erhaltene Exemplare.

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        Anne Frank Het Achterhuis [1st Edition]

      Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1948. First Edition, Third Printing with statement in Dutch of "Derde Druk", which translates into Third Printing. This Dutch printing procedes the American First Edition by two years, which was published in 1950. Lacking dust jacket. 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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        Typed Letter Signed, 4to, 2 pp on separate sheets., Witham, England, December 14, 1948.

      - Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's "Divina Comedia" to be her best work. This letter is an insight into the workings of a scholar's mind. Her writing is enlightening and provides a most stimulating intellectual discussion of theology and philosophy during the Middle Ages. A superb letter. A long and highly intellectual response to a colleague in academia, Professor S.J. Curtis. It is regarding a book Sayers has borrowed from him, and is currently reading and thinking about. She doesn't give the name but the book is a historical treatment of the theological and philosophical views of the Roman Church and its renowned priestly scholars, versus other great thinkers in the secular world, and how these opposing views became forces that overlay the actual events which transpired in mediaeval Europe. Also discussed are those views of mediaeval scholar Pierre Mandonnet regarding a contemporary of his, named Siger of Brabant , Siger's struggles, and the views and works of the poet, Dante Alighieri , who authored the work, "The Divine Comedy". "Dear Dr. Curtis.Your new suggestions about Siger are very interesting indeed, and open up a very promising line of inquiry.I never feel it's very satisfactory to have to fall back on supposing that Dante was merely ignorant of the facts - which is about all that Mandonnet's explanations really come to. No doubt it is possible that he just knew that Siger had gone through a rough time, and jumped to the conclusion that he had been unjustly oppressed, and that he didn't know of the formal condemnation; but in view of the widespread interest mediaeval scholars took in theology, it doesn't seem too likely.The interpretation you suggest for the notorious saying that 'What is true in philosophy may be false in theology' is extremely interesting. If I understand rightly, you suggest that Siger was sticking out for what might be called 'modern critical standards', in the sense that it is the commentator's business, first of all, to establish what Averroes, or Aristotle, or whoever it is, actually did say and meant to say, and not to falsify that meaning to bring it into apparent agreement with revealed truth, or his own personal opinions. If so, I couldn't possibly agree with Siger more; and Dante would probably take the same view." She goes on in stunning prose to finish describing the dynamics among these scholars and way the wind was blowing during those perilous times, as described in the book she is reading, borrowed from her correspondent, Professor Curtis. She signs in full, "Dorothy L. Sayers".

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        Transition. Neue Folge. Nummern 2, 3, 5 und 6 (von 6).

      Paris, Transition Press, 1948-1950.. 8°. 152 S., 3 Bl.; 151 S., 5 Bl.; 128 S., 6 Bl., 150 S., 1 Bl., illustr. Orig.-Broschuren, original printed wrappers. - Hervorragende in Paris ab 1928 publizierte englischsprachige Zeitung der internationalen künstlerischen und literarischen Avantgarde. In Transition erschien als Erstdruck in Fortsetzung das letzte Werk von James Joyce (Finnegans Wake). Die Umschläge stammten von Picasso, Schwitters, Duchamp, Klee, Braque, Matisse, etc. - Hier vorliegend 4 (von insgesamt 6) Nummern der "neuen Folge" (= Fortsetzung und Schluß der bedeutenden Zeitschrift), hg. von Georges Duthuit (Advisory-Editors: Georges Bataille, Rene Char, Douglas Cooper, Max-Pol Fouchet, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, Jean-Paul Satre, Jean Wahl, David McDowell. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von: Apollinaire, Breton, Fouchet, Sartre, Artaud, Beckett, Tristan Tzara, Picasso, Eluard, Picabia, etc. Bollinger III, 230/231.. Einband von Nr. und Nr. 3. Seiten von Nr. 3 an der Unterkante etwas fleckig. Insgesamt papierbedingt etas nachgebräunt. Sonst schöne Exemplare. Slight browning and stained (Nr. 2 and 6).

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        COL·LECCIO ISERN DALMAU

      Joan Sallent Sucr. - Barcelona. 1948. 28X21. Rùstica. 191Pág+LXXXVII Bonicas planxas. Tirada de 300 exemplars (nº167). Magnífica Obra de l'art català profusament il·lustrada, firmada i dedicada per Isern Dalmau. Molt bon exemplar. Ref 7.1 Biblioteca [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HERALDICA DE LA CATEDRAL DE BARCELONA

      Talleres de la Litografía Domingo. - Barcelona. 1948. Holandesa. 36x26. Con estuche. XII+297Pág+5h. Prólogo de D. Agustín Durán Sanpere. Tirada limitada de 200 ejemplares (Nº 173). Comentario del autor sobre la lamina 138 con su firma. Magna publicación de bibliófilo con dibujos a color preciosos. Heraldica de la Catedral de Barcelona. REF 1.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ART POPULAR DECORATIU A CATALUNYA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1948. 34X25. 248Pag+4h. Cartone. Tirada curta de 490 Exemplars (n° 370). Sumptuosa Obra del Art Popular Decoratiu de Catalunya, de Bibliofilia. Il.lustrada per Ramon Noe, Jordi Verrie, Raimon Estrems i Llucia Navarro. Magnific examplar. Ref. 7.2 Biblioteca A.

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        An archive of scripts for an unproduced film version of:] TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES.

      [Culver City]: Vanguard Films, Inc. / The Selznick Studio, 16 March 1946 through [ca. 1948]. - Six volumes. Quarto. Mimeographed and mechanically reproduced typescripts, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in wrappers (stencil-printed, printed, and unprinted). Other than noted below, very good. An interesting lot of development scripts undertaken for a film version of Hardy's novel which never came to fruition, made up of the following: a) Gow, Ronald, " Tess of the D'Urbervilles A Play . Based on Thomas Hardy's Novel," an undated playscript in term binder (overlap edges chipped), foliated in act/scene format; b) A "First Treatment" by Allan Scott, [1],96 leaves, 14 Feb. 1946 (rerun 16 April 1946); c) A "Complete Script" of Scott's full screenplay, [1],244 leaves, 12 July 1946 (somewhat worn, upper wrapper and first leaf detached from brads); d) another "Complete Script" draft as above, re- run 12 January 1947; e) an undated but revised draft of Scott's screenplay, [1],253 leaves, in canary yellow printed Selznick Studio wrappers; and f) a different screenplay, credited to Clemence Dane, undated, [1],216 leaves. Gow's play was quite successfully produced in 1946, but seems not to have been published at the time. Selznick's writers may have consulted it in the process of their adaptations. Had it come to fruition, this would have been the third film version of TESS, after the now lost silent versions of 1913 and 1924. As it turned out, a third version would need to wait until the award-winning 1979/80 Polanski version, TESS.

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        The History of the Tuna Club, Founded 1898, Incorporated 1901, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California

      (Avalon, CA): Privately printed for the club, (c1948). First edition. Small 4to. vii, (4), 197, (2) pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates, portraits. A detailed history of the club and sport fishing by its members, with charts and tables of record fish. Inscribed by George C. Thomas, Jr., a one-time president of the club and co-author with his son of "Game Fish of the Pacific" (Philadelphia, 1930). Bruns M-22. OCLC locates one copy outside California (Godfrey Memorial Library, Connecticut). Some spotting to pastedowns, but a very good copy. Original gilt-stamped decorated burgundy pebbled cloth, to resemble leather (a little rubbed). (#6042)

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        The History of the Tuna Club. Avalon Santa Catalina Island California.

      - Avalon, California. Privately published and destined primarily for club members. 1948. First Edition. 4to. (10 x 7). 197 pp. including appendix, bibliography, index. Color plate showing flags and buttons. Historical black and white plates showing several club members with their catches, many of them record setting. Photos of prominent club members. Angler's map of the fishing areas. Records of the largest fish caught. The book is bound in its original burgundy cloth with gilt titles on the front cover. Light edge wear, but a nice, clean book. Very good.

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        Spanien. Marokko. Acht Originallithographien von Hans Falk und Tagebuchblätter von Charlotte Falk. Einführung von Alfred Höfliger.

      Zürich, Art. Institut Orell Füssli, 1948.. 22 S., 3 Bll., 8 sign. (davon 1 farb.) Lithographien auf Tafeln. Gr.-Fol., lose Bll. in OKartondecke in Schmutzumschlag mit OLithographie. Nr. 35 von 100 Ex. (GA 125). - Umschlag mit kleinen Läsuren

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        Spanien Marokko. Acht Originallithographien von Hans Falk und Tagebuchblätter von Charlotte Falk.

      . Zürich, Orell Füssli 1948. Gr.folio. 22 S., 2 Bl. und 8 (1 farbige) von H. Falk signierten Orig.-Lithographien. Johannot-Bütten. OKt. OU. Orig.-Cellophanumschlag. Nr. 73 von 100 numm. Exemplaren (total 125). Handschriftlicher Rückentitel FALK auf Cellophanumschlag. Sehr gutes Exemplar. -CHF 500.00.

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