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        [The Second World War, in Spanish] Memorias

      Barcelona, Los Libros de nos Tiempo, , [1949]. La Segunda Guerra Mundial. Volumen I, II [publisher's samples or blads]. 2 volumes, octavo. Original wrappers, partly unopened. Plates, maps. Very good. Two sections of the first two volumes of the Spanish edition produced as salesmen's samples. Both signed "Winston S. Churchill" and dated 1949. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-War international profile by the world-wide syndication of many of his prophetic articles during the late 'thirties. Their association blossomed again after the War when Reves negotiated the sale of the US rights for The Second World War, and purchased the international rights himself, selling serialization to twenty-seven newspapers across the globe and securing book rights in eleven European countries. Churchill said of this feat, "I am sure that no one could have done it except Reves who buzzed around the world for nearly a year making contracts." They subsequently worked closely together on the book itself, Reves having what Martin Gilbert has described as "considerable editorial input". José Janés, the editor of this series in Spain, was one of those who was early to sign a contract with Reves. The Spanish edition was evidently also issued in fascicules, "part issue", with tokens which could be redeemed, on completion of the volume, for the binding. By way of promotion, the wraps of the second fascicle have a crossword competition the prize for which was a complete set of the Memorias once issued.

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        Detective Story (First Edition)

      New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A collector's copy, with spine coloring a deep red, making it superior to just about every copy we have encountered in the past. Tiny rubs to a few extremities, otherwise an extremely bright, fresh example. A play that became the basis for the blistering and important 1951 film noir, directed by William Wyler and starring a young and very angry Kirk Douglas. Rare in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        FARMER GILES OF HAM

      London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd,. [1949]. original decorated orange boards, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, top edge stained gray, decorated endpapers.. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust wrapper with 23 mm closed tear at. upper rear flap fold. A very pretty copy. (#135382). First edition, trade issue, the earliest, bound in orange boards stamped in light blue in dust jacket with printed price of "6s. net." One of 4500 copies in trade binding published 20 October 1949. Fantasy tale set in England before the time of King Arthur. The story of Farmer Giles and his encounters with giants, talking dogs and a dragon. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1038. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, p. 1727. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 166. Hammond and Anderson A4a.

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        Farmer Giles of Ham (First Edition)

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. First issue, in orange cloth with blue titles and design. Very Good in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Spine lean, with light bowing to boards, a hint of offsetting to the endpapers. Jacket has a few short closed tears at the extremities, light rubbing and mild soil, but no areas of loss. An attractive copy of Tolkien's second book.

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        Farmer Giles of Ham

      London:: George Allen & Unwin,, 1949.. First edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 79, (i), with frontis and one other plate in colour, text illustrations in line, and decorative endpapers. Contents extremely fresh, clean and unmarked, appears unread. A few slightly penetrative foxing spots to the closed top edge affecting first and last few pages. Top edge blue. In the original light orange paper-covered boards decorated with a dragon and titled in blue. Clean, bright and sharp, with slight blunting to foot of spine. In protected unclipped crisp pictorial jacket: front, back and spine very bright and clean with a few spots to the flaps: the blank inner (reverse) surface is foxed. With a pale mark like a stain at top of spine, two closed and scarcely discernible tears (<1cm each) to the top edge, and a shallow (1mm) nick at bottom corner of lower panel with an adjacent very short closed tear. An exceptionally nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Tales Of The Uncanny And Supernatural

      Peter Nevill Limited. Very Good with no Dust Jacket. 1949. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 6 x 8 in.: 426 pages. Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR (Algernon Blackwood) under his photograph frontispiece. No dustjacket included. Boards are dark green with gilt lettering on spine; corners are lightly bumped and spine is slightly cocked. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked (except for prior owner&#39;s name at top of front flyleaf), bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Collects twenty-two short stories: The Doll * Running Wolf * The Little Beggar * The Occupant of the Room * The Man Whom the Trees Loved * The Valley of the Beasts * The South Wind * The Man Who Was Milligan * The Trod * The Terror of the Twins * The Deferred Appointment * Accessory Before the Fact * The Glamour of the Snow *The House of the Past * The Decoy * The Tradition * The Touch of Pan * Entrance and Exit * The Pikestaffe Case * The Empty Sleeve * Violence * The Lost Valley. : Signed by Author .

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        Portrait photograph, 1941

      Ottawa: Karsh, , 1949. Large gelatin silver print. Presented in handmade black and moongold frame. Framed size: 580 x 700 mm 510×402 mm. Deep and strongly contrasted studio print. Karsh&#39;s most famous image. Yousuf Karsh (1908&#150;2002), the Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage known as Karsh of Ottawa, is widely regarded as one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. Born in Turkey during the Armenian genocide, Karsh fled with his family to Syria. His parents sent him to live with his uncle, a photographer in Quebec, Canada, who arranged for him to apprentice with the portrait photographer John Garo in Boston, United States. Karsh returned to Canada and established a studio on Sparks Street in Ottawa, Ontario, close to Canada&#39;s seat of government. Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King discovered Karsh and arranged introductions with visiting dignitaries for portrait sittings. Karsh&#39;s work attracted the attention of varied celebrities, but his place in history was sealed on 30 December 1941 when he photographed Winston Churchill after Churchill gave his famous "Some chicken, some neck" speech to the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa.The image of Churchill brought Karsh international prominence, and is claimed to be the most reproduced photographic portrait in history. The story is often told of how Karsh created his famous portrait. Churchill, the British prime minister, had just addressed the Canadian Parliament and Karsh was there to record one of the century&#39;s great leaders. "He was in no mood for portraiture and two minutes were all that he would allow me as he passed from the House of Commons chamber to an anteroom," Karsh wrote in Faces of Our Time. "Two niggardly minutes in which I must try to put on film a man who had already written or inspired a library of books, baffled all his biographers, filled the world with his fame, and me, on this occasion, with dread."Churchill marched into the room scowling, "regarding my camera as he might regard the German enemy." His expression suited Karsh perfectly, but the cigar stuck between his teeth seemed incompatible with such a solemn and formal occasion. "Instinctively, I removed the cigar. At this the Churchillian scowl deepened, the head was thrust forward belligerently, and the hand placed on the hip in an attitude of anger." The image captured Churchill and the Britain of the time perfectly &#150; defiant and unconquerable. Churchill later said to him, "You can even make a roaring lion stand still to be photographed." As such, Karsh titled the photograph, The Roaring Lion. Karsh went on to photograph many of the great and celebrated personalities of his generation. Journalist George Perry wrote in The Sunday Times that "when the famous start thinking of immortality, they call for Karsh of Ottawa." Karsh published 15 books of his photographs, which include brief descriptions of the sessions, during which he would ask questions and talk with his subjects to relax them as he composed the portrait. Some famous subjects photographed by Karsh were Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Dwight Eisenhower, Ernest Hemingway, Fidel Castro, Jacqueline Kennedy, Frank Lloyd Wright, General Pershing, George Bernard Shaw, Georgia O&#39;Keeffe, Grey Owl, Helen Keller, Humphrey Bogart, Indira Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, Laurence Olivier, Marian Anderson, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Muhammad Ali, Pablo Casals, Pandit Nehru, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Paul Robeson, Joan Baez, Peter Lorre, Picasso, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Pope Pius XII, Pope John Paul II, Princess Elizabeth, Princess Grace, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Robert Frost, Ruth Draper, Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, the rock band Rush and of course his most famous portrait subject, Winston Churchill. Karsh said "My chief joy is to photograph the great in heart, in mind, and in spirit, whether they be famous or humble." His work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, New York&#39;s Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and many others. Library and Archives Canada holds his complete collection, including negatives, prints and documents. His photographic equipment was donated to the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.

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        Circa 1950s Archive Collection of Approximately Thirteen Thousand Photographic Negatives: Graphically Recording German Industrial Design & Architecture, Travel & Sporting Events, Cultural Activities & Business Development

      An extremely interesting archive of 35 millimeter, 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" , & glass plate photographic black and white negative images taken in Germany and a few other locales in Europe in the period just after the Second World War; filmed on Perutz and Agfa Isopan film, other films; some items can be dated from internal evidence: 1949, 1950s; The collection extremely rich in photographs of all aspects of the industrial arts, from the creation of models of equipment, machinery at fairs and on sites, demonstrations and personnel; with also images of countryside scenery and portraiture, sporting events: gymnastics, cycling with racing photographs & stadium shots, diving, track, motorcycle race (many) including men&#39;s and women&#39;s events; livestock, probably at a fair or competition; construction sites; automotive and other factories with personnel, equipment, signage; heavy construction, earthmoving equipment cranes, caterpillar tractors and others; burning buildings; many nautical views of harbors, sailboats, transport shipping, including an early wooden hydroplane; much on bridges, architecture and views of important modernist architecture as well as some classic forms, probably all that was left from the War; folk dancing, nightime shots, stage sets & designs; folk and decorative arts, including closeups; transportation including airports and airplanes; many hundreds of images concerning industrial fairs and technology, including medical, automotive; travel: much interior German travel and also Italy-Rome, with shops, architecture, advertising signage, portraiture, Pellizzari electronics signage, market scenes, sidewalk artists at their work; Deutsche Industrie Messe Hannover 1951 with photographs of the technical equipment displays at that fair; German Industries fair 1952; Neubau Einer Festhalle fur Film Theater und Konzert; Rotaprint booth; Dorfgemeinschafts-haus displays; housewares, stoves, food products; jewelry, Wolfgang Assman storefront, graveyards; office and studio equipment; statues and sculpture, including many of livestock and other animals and insects, plants and other natural history which depict interior organs and come apart and which were apparently used as study and educational devices; a trial or exposition, with uniformed attendees and gallery; signage notifying of Russian Zone, British Zone, military personnel, the "Wall"; construction, cookery, laboratory, other occupational activities; photographs of documents, manuscript and printed including musical notation (Bach); much more in this vast collection; we do not have an identified photographer and perhaps with examination and study this may be determined. Seemingly these photographs were done professionally, from the sheer numbers of them and also because many will have crop marks indicated on the glassine envelopes, which indicates perhaps use in periodicals and journals of the time. We have seen at least several negatives in the group which show a couple of men in a booth in an industrial fair which display books and magazines relating to the items photographed here-we speculate that these may be the result of the photographers&#39; work; some of the film on six-shot strips, others single negatives all in original glassine envelopes; two groups on strips are contained in Leitz albums, with the typewritten label: "Leica-Negative...", which we assume that the contained images were taken with that camera, approximately 4000 negs in the two albums; About 7000 negatives in the 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" format contained in G.O. Belhoff &#39;sleeve&#39;-drawers which slip into outer cases (one group of these are also in a plain cardstock box); in this size there are an additional 1000 or so negatives that are in a drawer and sequestered into bundles with rubber bands, seemingly divided into categories or types of image by a previous owner; the larger-sized negatives, are also divided this way or in bags, about 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size number about 500 also in a drawer-box; there are approximately 300 glass plates which have been divided into bundles of roughly 25 each also contained in drawers in the same boxed system; glass plates are standard at 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", also same subjects as above; there is an &#39;odd&#39; and an enigmatic group of only a few images in a small negative tray: two of which state Dec. 10 1940 Max showing a man in a very well-equipped chemistry or physics laboratory. The envelopes regard a couple of images, seemingly not present, dated 1939 in Germany and in the United States, along with a couple of printed photographs of what appear to be family members; and a group of about 13 smaller format 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" glass plates photographs of deformed people, bones, and some which appear to be &#39;pictures of pictures&#39;-couple of portraits and a some others; we have made prints of several of the negatives and they reproduce very well, with great and professional detail: Documenting via powerful imagery the fabric of the society and the industrial and cultural rebuilding of Germany after the war, done in a prolific and graphic manner.. Very Good.

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        The Poems of W.B. Yeats

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1949. Two volumes complete - Volume One - ix, [1], 276pp and Volume Two - xii, 308pp. Original cloth in glassine dust-jackets, bevelled boards, title in gilt to spine, monogram of WBY to upper covers, t.e.g. Glassine dust-jacket to volume two torn at head of spine with slight loss. Very slightly marked to foot of spines, light foxing to fore-edge, internally bright and clean. In a slightly bumped and lightly scored slipcase. Portrait frontispiece to each volume. Number 151 of 375 copies, signed by Yeats to the limitation leaf. Although Yeats died in 1939, he had signed the limitation leaves beforehand, but the Second World War meant the book wasn&#39;t published until 1949. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 8vo. Limited Edition.

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        The Monte Carlo Method.Washington: American Statistical Association, 1949. First edition, pre-print.

      Very rare proof typescript of the first public account of the Monte Carlo method - "The generally accepted birth date of the Monte Carlo method is 1949, when an article entitled 'The Monte Carlo Method' by Metropolis and Ulam appeared." (Ilya M. Sobol). The Monte Carlo method, developed by Ulam, Von Neumann, and Metropolis, was originally used in 1947, at Los Alamos, to simulate detonation of the hydrogen bomb using the first electronic computer ENIAC. It has since then become one of the most successfully applied techniques of statistical sampling with broad applications in the fields of quantum physics, economics, chemistry, etc. This typescript is a rare proof copy of the paper, published in the 'Journal of the American Statistical Association' September 1949, which gave the first public description of the Monte Carlo method and coined its name. The typescript is offered here together with the first edition of Von Neumann's 1951 paper, were he first described his 'acceptance-rejection' method for generating random numbers with various distributions ('Various Techniques Used in Connection With Random Digits'), which was of essential importance for the Monte Carlo method. In this paper Von Neumann stated his famous dictum "Any one who considers arithmetical methods producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin".. Typescript: 4to: 267 x 223 mm. 7 pages of mimeographed, typed and stapled sheets. Seperatley paginated 1-7 (the journal paper is paginated 335-341). Paper with agetoning, otherwise fine. Von Nuemann paper in: 'Monte Carlo Method', proceedings of the first symposium on Monte Carlo methods (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, no. 942). Original printed wrappers, in fine condition. Neumann's paper is pp. 36-38 of 42

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        Le Petit Magicien Animé

      (Monte-Carlo: Les Flots Bleus, 1949). Small quarto. 7ff. With bright, colorful illustrations by Germaine Bouret and six movable illustrations animated by Robert de Longchamp, all in working order. Text, in French, of &#147;un voyage fantastique au pays mystérieux des illusions.&#148; This movable book of magic tricks demonstrates feats of legerdemain, like a card trick and the pulling of a rabbit from a box. Bouret was a well-known French illustrator whose work focused on children. Her postcards, prints, and advertisements could be found in households all across France. Fine in bright pictorial boards.

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        THE WORLD AS I SEE IT. SIGNED

      New York: The Philosophical Library, 1949 8vo., 112pp,  gray cloth, printed black. First thus. Translated from the German by Alan Harris. Originally published in Amsterdam. &#145;The authorized translation from the volume: &#39;Mein Weltbild&#39; [Weil page 41 Appendix] translated as, &#39;The World As I See It&#39;. Very neatly signed; "A. Einstein", in black fountain pen at the top of the ffe. A fine copy in a near fine red & black printed dustwrapper. Very nice. Custom clamshell case, with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Marlborough

      London, George G. Harrap & Co.,, 1949. His Life and Times. 2 volumes, octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to spines gilt, armorial to upper boards gilt. With the dust jackets. With 2 photogravure frontispieces, 14 facsimiles of documents, and 195 maps and plans. Heads and tails of spines slightly bumped, internally very clean in excellent dust jackets with some minimal creasing to the edges and lightly tanned spines A very nice set. Second Edition 2nd Impression With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper on the first volume, "To Sir Edwin Chapman Andrews / from / Winston S. Churchill / 1954", and initialled by him in Volume II. Sir Edwin Chapman-Andrews was British Ambassador to the Lebanon.

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        MARLBOROUGH. His life and times

      George G.Harrap & Co.Ltd.London.,1949. TWO VOLUMES.--INSCRIBED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL IN VOLUME ONE,Dated 1952.--Each volume over 1000 pages with maps,plans,facsimiles and portraits.Originally published in 4 volumes before the second world war,the publishers reprinted the work on thinner paper to make this more afforable two volume edition in 1947.This set is a reprint of that edition.The work has not been reduced in any way.A very good copy in the publishers burgundy cloth,spines with gilt lettering.Both front boards with gilt stamped Marlborough coat of arms.Very good copies in dustwrappers with some mild darkening and light staining to spines and some minor rubbing to edges.The inner hinges have been strenghtened with tape on the reverse side.--Previous owners name,Rufus Clarke,written in pencil,above his address on the front blank endpaper of volume one.Rufus Clarke was a close friend of Churchill's daughter Mary and her husband Christopher and was best man at their wedding.He also served as an officer alongside Christopher at the British Embassy in Paris.:

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        The Delicate Prey. In Zero No. 2, Summer Issue 1949. INSCRIBED

      Tangier, Morocco, Zero Press, 1949. 1st ed., 1949. Editors: Albert Benveniste, Themistocles Hoetis. 8vo. Original illustrated wrappers. Paul Bowles dramatically entered literary consciousness with his tremendous first novel, The Sheltering Sky, in 1949. But it is in his short stories that Bowles achieved greatness in writing, and the two early stories, &#147;A Distant Episode&#148; and &#147;The Delicate Prey&#148; are by far his most powerful. When I first read these two stories in his first collection (1950) with the same name as the latter story I was so overwhelmed that I read each over immediately and subsequently read the stories out loud to many friends. More so than any writer in English, Bowles was able to capture in his art the confrontation of man with a vast, incomprehensible universe which so often does not neatly conform to his limited rational and emotional expectations. The story &#147;The Delicate Prey&#148; first appeared in this periodical published in Tangier (in undoubtedly very small numbers). . Along with Bowles, contributors include James Baldwin, William Carlos Williams and Klaus Mann. This very fragile journal is one of the rarest items in a serious Bowles collection. It came from the collection of his authorized biographer, Virginia Spencer Carr, and it is INSCRIBED to her &#147;with love&#148; by Bowles on the issue page as well as at his story. Given the delicate paper of the covers, this copy is in remarkable condition: the front illustrated cover is bright with just several tiny edge nicks; there is a vertical tear on the unprinted back cover (which could be repaired by a paper conservationist).. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

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        La banlieue de Paris

      Lausanne: La guilde du livre, 1949. relié. 18x24cm. Edition originale, un des ex numérotés, seul tirage avec 30 ex réservés aux animateurs de la Guilde du livre. Reliure à la bradel de l&#39;éditeur en plein cartonnage crème. Envoi autographe signé de Blaise Cendrars. Ouvrage illustré de 130 photographies de Robert Doisneau. Bel exemplaire, malheureusement incomplet de sa jaquette qui fait souvent défaut. - La guilde du livre, Lausanne _1949, 18x24cm, reliure cartonnée de l&#39;éditeur. - reliure cartonnée de l&#39;éditeur

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        La Banlieue de Paris

      Lausanne, Switzerland: Pierre Seghers, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. The preferred first edition of Doisneau&#39;s first book with text by Cendrars. A brilliant look at the suburbs of Paris after WWII which captures a time that was soon lost. An about near fine copy with some bumping to the top corners in an about near fine dust jacket with some small chips to the spine ends and corners and minor wear. Still, a very nice copy of this classic. (Parr & Badger v1, 201: Roth 132-133)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        La banlieue de Paris

      Lausanne: La guilde du livre, 1949. relié. 18x24cm. Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés. Reliure de l&#39;éditeur en plein cartonnage crème, notre exemplaire est incomplet de sa jaquette illustrée. Ouvrage illustré de 130 photographies de Robert Doisneau. Bel exemplaire. - La guilde du livre, Lausanne _1949, 18x24cm, reliure de l&#39;éditeur. - reliure de l&#39;éditeur

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        PATERSON (BOOK THREE)

      New York: New Directions (1949). 1st edition, full tan cloth, with printed dust jacket. Specially signed by Williams on the FEP in blue ink. Published in an edition of only 999 copies (Wallace A30). The present copy is clearly signed (not inscribed) by Williams in his pre-stroke hand, contemporary to the publication. A clean, fine copy, with minimal shelf wear showing to cloth edges. The nearly complete (not price clipped) jacket is missing a quarter inch along top rear panel, and the fragile jacket flaps have been internally strengthened along fold with archival document tape. Seldom are copies found with such a nearly complete jacket, and particularly scarce with the author&#39;s signature.

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        Le visiteur du soir suivi de 45 lettres inédites de Marcel Proust

      Genève: La palatine, 1949. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition en partie originale, un des 90 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers, le nôtre un des exemplaires nominatifs, imprimés pour les amis de l&#39;auteur. Une claire mouillure angulaire en pied du deuxième plat, agréable état intérieur. - La palatine, Genève _1949, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        Prisons

      Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge,, 1949. With the "Carceri" Etchings by G. B. Piranesi. Critical Study by Jean Adhemar. Associate Curator of Prints Bibliothèque Nationale. Large quarto. Blue card wrappers, as issued, white title label to upper cover. Housed in the original cloth-backed portfolio. Frontispiece and 18 loose printed etchings by Piranesi, framed in a light card border. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 212 numbered copies signed by Aldous Huxley, made on Renage paper of pure rag, of which this is numbered 114, part of the 100 copies subdivided for Zeitlin & Ver Brugge of Los Angeles. Piranesi&#39;s 18th-century "Carceri d&#39;invenzione" etchings, nightmarishly imaginative creations at once proto-Romantic and proto-Surrealist, come together in this volume with Huxley&#39;s at once lyrical and chilling analysis of them, and of the intellectual history of prisons and criminality.

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        On Composition of Programs for Automatic Computing

      Early photographic reproduction process of an unclassified, rare document for the Naval Ordnance Laboratory (Naval Ordnance Laboratory Memorandum 9805), 26 January 1949.  First sheet is detached from the staple, the rest are intact.  Very good condition.  52pp, including one figure.?A Study...of the planning of computations with a view to shortening the process and to systematizing it so that more work can be done by less technically trained personnel or by machines?.Ex-library, Library of Congress. Rare."In 1943 John W. Mauchly and Prespert J. Eckert were contracted to buildthe ENIAC, the first U.S. electronic digital and (basically)general-purpose computer. A ``Computations Committee'' was assembled in1945 to prepare for utilizing the machine after its completion. TheCommittee consisted of the number theorist D.H. Lehmer, the logician H.B.Curry, the astronomer L.B. Cunningham and the statistician F.L. Alt. Eachdeveloped their own test program to be run on the ENIAC after it was firstpresented to the public at Penn University February 15, 1946. The early(declassified) test programs are unique instances of ``programming'' amachine that had not the kind of logical design we know nowadays as thevon Neumann architecture. Any kind of programming language was totallyabsent.For each new problem, the ENIAC had to be programmed directly andlocally, setting the switches on each individual unit, laying the cablesto interconnect these units and control the timing and sequencing of theunits' operations. In this sense, programming the ENIAC in its originalconfiguration thus came down to ``the design and development of aspecial-purpose computer out of ENIAC component parts.'' (B. Fritz) Thereconstruction of the early test programs demonstrates the difficultiesinvolved with adapting computations made to human measure for a machine.They show the need for an intermediary language between man and machine.The current reconstruction of D.H. Lehmer's ENIAC program not onlydiscloses the various problems involved with early programming but isfurthermore a rare example of programming the non-rewired parallel ENIAC--ABSTRACT: "Haskell before Haskell: Curry's Contribution to Programming (1946-1950)"Liesbeth de Mol, (joint work with M. Bullynck) in Colloquium on the History of Computing."Haskell Curry was educated at Harvard and received a doctorate from Göttingen in 1930 for a thesis, supervised by Hilbert, entitled Grundlagen der kombinatorischen Logik. He taught at Harvard, Princeton, then for 35 years at Pennsylvania State University. During World War II Curry researched in applied physics at Johns Hopkins University. In 1966 he accepted the chair of mathematics at Amsterdam. Curry's main work was in mathematical logic with particular interest in the theory of formal systems and processes. He formulated a logical calculus using inferential rules. His works include Combinatory Logic (1958) (with Robert Feys) and Foundations of Mathematical Logic (1963).From the Penn State Site: ?Penn State's first contribution to electronic computing was the work of Haskell Curry, an expert on symbolic logic. Curry worked on the first electronic computer, called ENIAC, while on leave from Penn State during World War II. Curry's research in the 1950s into the foundations of combinatory logic was applied in 1986 in the Mitre Corporation's Curry Chip, an innovative piece of computer hardware based on Curry's concept of "combinators."

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        URBANISTICA. Rivista dell'Istituto Nazionale Urbanistica - Direttore Adriano Olivetti.

      In-4 p., bross. figur. (4 dorsi con picc. manc.). Di questa importante rivista illustrata (con periodicità varia) offriamo una collezione completa di 55 numeri - in 45 fascicoli - dal n. 1 (luglio/agosto 1949, Anno XVIII) al n. 54/55 (settembre 1969). Fino al 1956 la direzione è di Adriano Olivetti, poi di Giovanni Astengo. Uniamo l'Indice analitico per gli annni 1949-60. Buon esemplare di tutta la raccolta. "Urbanistica" venne fondata nel 1932 (sottotitolo: Rivista della Sezione regionale piemontese dell?Istituto nazionale di Urbanistica) e fu sospesa dal 1946 al 1948. Dal punto di vista teorico e politico documenta, dal 1949 a oggi, le condizioni dello sviluppo urbano, i piani regolatori, gli studi preliminari, i materiali del dibattito urbanistico in Italia e all?estero. Alcuni numeri della rivista sono ancor oggi essenziali per la comprensione di questa storia: due esempi fra i tanti il n. 18-19/1956 dedicato al Piano Regolatore di Milano e il n. 28-29/1959 che include i piani regolatori di Roma dal 1880 alla seconda guerra mondiale. Tra il 1949 e il 1960 la vicenda di "Urbanistica" è profondamente connessa all?esperienza del Movimento Comunità e alla figura di Olivetti e si concentra sui temi della ricostruzione, di un?organica pianificazione del territorio e sull?esigenza (cara a Olivetti) di un?indispensabile ristrutturazione ammministrativa dello Stato. Importante è l'impaginazione e il progetto grafico della rivista, in particolare fra il 1949 e il 1965, periodo in cui opera Egidio Bonfante che disegna anche le copertine?. Cfr. Cat. Archivolto, n. 6, 1993 - Bianchetti 1987, p. 32-39.

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        Sternverdunkelung.

      Gedichte. Wien, Christoph Reisser's Söhne, 1949. 82 s. Nött opappbd med stötskada i övre kanten. Dedikation "Für Olof Lagercrantz und Frau in Dankbarkeit / Nelly Sachs d. 28.10.52". Ur Olof Lagercrantz bibliotek och med inklistrad etikett på bakre pärmens insida som anger detta.. Utgiven av Bermann-Fischer Verlag. Förlaget drevs i exil under kriget och hade då sin verksamhet i Stockholm och Amsterdam. Denna utgåva utgavs uppenbarligen i samarbete med Querido Verlag i Amsterdam

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        27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other One-Act Plays

      New Directions Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions. (Stated 1945, actually 1949). First. Second printing with new Introduction by the author. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny chips. Signed by Williams. A surprisingly scarce title in nice condition. .

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        Dee Goong An. [Original polychrome block print for the book cover]

      Tokyo: Printed for the author by Toppan Printing Company 1949 [Tokyo: Printed for the author by Toppan Printing Company, 1949]. 12 x 18 inches. Designed by the author after ancient Chinese models. Fine. Evers, A bibliography of Dr. R. H. van Gulik, p. 49 . Fine specimen of the striking, richly colored blockprint by van Gulik used as the covers of his landmark translation of Dee Gong An, the work that inspired the scholar-diplomat-author's Judge Dee novels. One of a small number of original prints that were not used in binding the edition of 1200 numbered copies

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        Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action. [Offprint issue].

      (New York, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1949). Offprint issue. Large 4to. 278x214 mm / 10.94x8.43 inches. Offprint from Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 28, pp.239-277, April, 1949. Original printed wrappers with wholes punched in the back (as issued). Library stamp dated August 1949 on front wrapper. Fine condition. 18 pp. Fine and clean throughout.. First edition, offprint issue, of the first comprehensive report of the transistor - one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century. The invention of the transistor was first announced in three short letters by Bardeen, Brattain, Shockley, and Pearson, in The Physical Review (Number 2 Volume 74, 1948). The following year Bardeen and Brattain published the more comprehensive report "Physical Principles Involved in Transistor Action" (as offered here). This paper was simultaneously published, the same month, in The Physical Review (Number 8 volume 75). In 1956 Bardeen and Brattain shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with William Shockley "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect". In 1972 Bardeen again received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his part in the development of the theory of superconductivity (BCS-theory), and thus became the only person, until this day, to receive the Nobel Prize more than once in the same field. Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, No. 450 (the journal issue). Scarce in offprint

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        LA BREBIS GALANTE. Benjamin Peret.

      Les editions premieres, Paris, 1949. First edition. In French. 119 p. Wrappered. A very fine copy. Numbered 285 / 300. Including 3 original color etchings, including title, one lithograph and 22 full-page illustrations

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        Cobra. Bulletin pour la coordination des investigations artistiques lien souple des groupes expérimentaux Danois (Høst), Belge (Surrealiste-révolutionnaire) et Hollandais (Reflex). No. 1.

      Bruxelles, 1949. 4°. 24 pages. Illustrated in b/w. With 5 original lithographs (including cover) by Asger Jorn, Ejler Bille and Carl-Henning Pedersen. Orig. illustrated paper wrappers (the cover is a litograph by Jorn (in cooperation with Egill Jacobsen and Carl Henning Pedersen). Small tear to upper corne of back cover. Otherwise fine.. The first (of 8 (though numbered 1-10) COBRA bulletins to appear 1949-1951; the most lavishly illustrated of all the issues, with 2 Jorn litographs (van der Loo 101, 102) and litographs by Bille and Pedersen as well

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        La mort dans l'âme, roman. Les chemins de la liberté III. + manuscript-fragment for the novel.

      (Paris), Gallimard, (1949). Uncut and unopened in the orig. printed wrappers, excellent copy + original handwritten manuscript-leaf in ink, 2pp., 4to, for the pages 134-138 in the first edition, containing numerous corrections and emendations as well as a burnt hole from one of Sartre's cigarettes. The paper is watermarked "Herakles". Both items are placed in a very beautiful custom-made red full-morocco box, internally broadened to fit both items, w. single gilt line-borders to boards and back, beatifully gilt titles on back. The manuscript-fragment is placed in a red morocco-backed plastic-folder.. First edition of this splendid and important novel, without doubt the best of the novel-cycle, one of three copies out of commerce printed on "vergé antique blanc", numbered "C". The manuscript-fragment greatly varies from the printed leaves, and is probably part of Sartre's very first notes to the manuscript, which were written several years before the publication of the work. The work was announced already in 1945 under the title "La Dernière Chance", and was supposed to appear in "Les Temps modernes" in November 1947, but because the work grew to great, Sartre let it become part three of the novel-cycle "Les chemins de la liberté", instead of setting free the characters in the already printed novels (I and II) and casting them as main characters in new independent novels. This work represents one of Sartre's best literary works, and in it he presents us with the existentialist moral sentiments that were philosophically outlined in his main philosophical work, L'être et le néant, but this time in literary form."Le volume - qui est sans doute le meilleur de la série - fut écrit en 1947-1948 en même temps, notons-le que l'ébauche de la morale de l'existentialisme promise à la fin de L'ÊTRE ET LE NÉANT. Le première partie couvre chronologiquement la période du 1 au 18 juin 1940 et se termine en laissant Mathieu dans une situation particulièrement despérée; la deuxième partie décrit le début de captivité d'un groupe de soldats francais qui comprend le militant communiste Brunet et un certain Schneider que l'on soupconne d'être un indicateur." (Contat & Rybalka, p. 207).The first edition of the work appeared in 2163 copies , out of which 8 were on "vergé antique blanc", numbered I-V and A-C (the last three being "hors commerce"), 105 were on "vélin pur fil Lafuma Navarre", numbered VI-CV and D-H (the last five being "hors commerce"), and 2.050 on "alfa Navarre", numbered 1-2050 (the last 50 being "hors commerce"). Contat & Rybalka 49/179

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        Collection of typewritten manuscripts.

      I. Second draft (stated) of 'A Physicist Looks at Biology. A lecture to be delivered at the 150th anniversary of the Conn. Ac. Arts and Sciences on November 4, 1949 by M. Delbrück'. 22 typewritten pages with a number of handwritten annotations and corrections in the hand of Delbrück. With N. Bohr's stamp on the first page. Enclosed is the printed, final version of the lecture: Reprinted from the Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 38, Dec 1949, pp. 173-190. With Aage Bohr's name on the front cover. Enclosed is also: 'A Physicist's Renewed Look at Biology: Twenty Years Later, by Max Delbrück. Reprinted from Science, Volume 168, 170, pp. 1312-1315. With an inscription on the front cover from Max Delbrück (to Aage Bohr): 'Mange Tak for sidste Gang, and many many times before! M.D.'II. Draft of Max Delbrück's review of Erwin Schrödinger's book 'What is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell'. Later published in Quarterly Reviews of Biology, 20(1945). pp. 370-372. Seven typewritten pages with a few annotations and corrections in the hand of Max Delbrück. His name and date on the top part of the first page (Sept., 1945).III. First draft (stated) of 'Selected Problems in Biophysics 1975: Truth and Reality in Mathematics, Classical and Quantum Physics, Biology, Psychophysics and Psychology', lecture (summary) - March 13, 1976. 12 pages, photocopied. With a handwritten and signed inscription from Max [Delbrück] to Aage Bohr - 'with greetings'. Included is also a photocopy of a student's reading list for Delbrück's course, with a handwritten note to Aage Bohr: 'Here is a partial list of books I encouraged my students to read during my course. I doubt you will find leisure to do much reading this coming year ... Cordially, Max'.. The draft of 'A Phycisist Looks at Biology' has a long inscription with pencil to Niels Bohr on the first page: 'We have had two very nice evenings with Aage [Bohr] and his girl here in New York. I hope you will not be unhappy when you see this MS. It will be published eventually in Conn. Acad. journal, but can still be changed. It was a great pleasure to talk to Aage [Bohr] again and to see him happy, which he has every reason to be. / M.D.'** As a young visitor in Copenhagen, Niels Bohr's interests in the relation between physics and biology, and the possible limitations for the physical description of living organisms, inspired Delbrück to become a biologist. For his biological research he received the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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        Typewritten manuscript letter with hand written equations.

      18 pages, dated January 24th, 1949.. From the library of Niels Bohr.** This letter with 'considerations stimulated by a careful study of your 'Part II'' was sent from Nobel Prize Winner Wolfgang Pauli (Physics 1945) to Nobel Prize Winner Julian Schwinger (Physics 1965), but this copy was sent to Niels Bohr. Pauli was a frequent visitor in Niels Bohr's Copenhagen Institute of Theoretical Physics, and remained in close contact with his mentor and life-long friend Bohr. Bohr called Pauli "the Conscience of Physics", since he was an extremely precise, observant and often acidic critic of the development of quantum physics until his death in 1958

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        Li-Tai-Pe.

      2° (46 x 33.5 cm), 7 doppelseitige Passepartouts m. Orig.-Lithogr., 1 doppels. Titelblatt, Lose Passepartouts u. 1 loses Bl. in OHPgt.-Deckel in Schuber, Rücken u. Deckel am Rückenrand min. unfrisch bzw. gebräunt, Schuber etwas fleckig u. a. d. Ecken bestossen u. teilw. eingerissen. Ansonsten tadell. Ex. Nr. 6/10 des äusserst seltenen Privatdruckes, hgg. anlässlich einer Ausstellung bei Chichio Haller in Zürich im Oktober 1949. 7 signierte Orig.-Lithographien von G. Honegger, gewidmet seiner Frau. Unter den doppelseitigen Passepartouts jeweils die Lithograph. von ca. 35 x 25 cm auf der Seite rechts, begleitend links die Texte in der Übersetzung von Klabund.

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        Die Entstehung des Doktor Faustus.

      Roman eines romans. Bermann-Fischer Verlag 1949. 1. bis 10. Tausend. 204 pp. Publisher's brown cloth with dustjacket. Some light edgewear and tanned spine to jacket. Owner`s signature on first free endpaper. Signed by Thomas Mann on title. 19,5 x 12,5 cm

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        VERVE. Revue Artistique et Littéraire . Directeur: E. Tériade. Vol. II. Nr. 5-6, 7 & 8.

      Paris, Editions de la Revue Verve, 1949. Div. pag. Illustrated in b/w and colours. Some tipped in. Bound. 4 tome.. Nr. 5-6: Couverture illustrée en couleurs par Aristide Maillol. Lithographies de Constantin Guys, George Braqie, George Rouault, André Derain, F. Leger, P. Bonnard, Henri Matisse, P. Klee - Dessins, Peintures, Scultures de Goya, Miro, Alberto Giacometti ,etc. Nr. 7: Les très riches Heures du duc de Berry. Le Calendrier. Nr. 8: - Couverture illustrée de Matisse. Peintures de Henri Matisse, Miro, etc. Calendriers de Charles d' Angouleme illustré par André Derain. Texte en francais. The binding loose in hinges

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        Margaret Preston's Monotypes. Edited by Sydney Ure Smith. (SIGNED)

      Ure Smith Publication, Sydney [1949]... 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed by Author(s) First Edition - this copy signed by the artist on the half title. Large 4to. Cloth-backed boards lettered in silver at spine. Decorated endpapers based on a monotype design by Preston, with just a trace of off-setting to adjacent blank leaves. Illustrated with twenty-seven tipped-in colour plates plus three small vignettes. Short crease to corner of frontispiece plate and a hint of chafing to cloth at head and base of spine. Very good indeed but lacking the dust wrapper. Edited by Preston's friend and champion Ure Smith, President of the Society of Artists and editor and publisher of 'Art in Australia' and various other journals, this is the third publication he devoted exclusively to Preston. Most uncommon. Margaret Preston (1875-1963) was highly influential Australian artist, particularly noted for her modernist work as a painter and printmaker, and for introducing Aboriginal motifs into contemporary art.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four. A Novel.

      New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1949). Orig. grey cloth, orig. blue dust-jacket. Some wear to extremities. A few tears to capitals. Not price-clipped. Pencil-notes on last free end-paper, otherwise internally very fine and clean.. First American edition of Orwell's main work of great importance to modern day society, from the same year as the original. With this book new words and figures of speach of great significance and reference is introduced into modern language; words and phrases such as "Big Brother is watching you", "doublethink" etc. Written as a post war work, this novel has been very influential on the way we understand and relate to politics today, as well as greatly having affected modern litterature

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        Death of a Salesman

      Viking Press New York: Viking Press. 1949. First. First edition. Very slight sunning to the extremities else fine in near fine dustwrapper with rubbing and a tiny nick near the crown, and very slight fading on the spine. A very nice copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, one of the classics of American drama and basis for a number of film and television versions with Fredric March, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Dustin Hoffman, and Brian Dennehy, among others, assaying the role of salesman Willy Loman. .

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        Erlanger Theatre Program for Death of a Salesman signed by Arthur Miller and Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962)

      Erlanger Theatre Chicago, IL: Erlanger Theatre, 1949. Stagebill from production of "Death of a Salesman" at the Erlanger Theatre on Clark St. near Randolph in Chicago, for the week beginning September 20, 1949. Signed and inscribed in ink on interior page by author Arthur Miller "To Otto Senz. Good luck, [signed] Arthur Miller." Signed on illustrated front cover by actor Thomas Mitchell as Willy Loman (of Gone With the Wind fame). Minor crease through center of entire program.. Signed. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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