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        SHAGGY MAN OF OZ

      1949. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK). THE SHAGGY MAN OF OZ by Jack Snow. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1949). 4to, blue cl., pict. paste-on, [255]p., fine in dustwrapper (dw chipped on top edge of back panel and on spine with a few small pieces missing). 1st ed. with pict. ep's and 32p. gathers. Illus. in b&w by FRANK KRAMER. Despite its late date, very scarce. HG xxxviii.

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        BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK

      1949. 2. SEUSS,DR. BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK. NY:Random Hse (1949). 4to, blue pictorial boards, light edge rubbing, erasure marks on endpapers else VG+ in dust wrapper with a few pieces off edge and frayed (with price intact). 1st ed.Illus. in 2-color by Seuss. The hero of the 500 Hats returns to save the Kingdom of Didd. Rare. Younger / Hirsch 2.

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        Archive of Drafts of Letters and Documents relating to Saroyan's separation and divorce from his wife Carol Marcus, and her affair with cartoonist Al Capp

      New York 1949 1950 [New York], 1949-1950. 4to. In all, 29 pp. . A Saroyan archive of essential biographical importance. In 1943, Armenian-American author William Saroyan, at the peak of his success and fame, married the 17-year-old socialite Carol Marcus. They had two children, Aram (b. 1943) and Lucy (b. 1946), but by 1949, as this archive painfully documents, the marriage was clearly breaking up. In July 1949, the couple agreed to separate; in September of that year they divorced; and Marcus, as a letter here reveals, began an affair will the cartoonist Al Capp. Eventually, Saroyan and Marcus remarried in 1951, but they quickly divorced again in 1952. This archive contains the following letters and documents relating to the marriage and its break-up: 1. Several typed and carbon drafts of Saroyan's request for annulment of the marriage, with several autograph corrections and insertions by Saroyan. The essential ground of the complaint was Saroyan's assertion that Marcus deceived him as to her origins, and pretended to be the daughter of a Catholic couple from Long Island, of Scottish, and French-Russian descent, rather than the illegitimate daughter of a Jewish mother, as she later admitted. 14 pages in all 2. Carbon copy of the separation agreement of July 1949. 6 pages. 3. Draft Typed Letter signed to Al Capp, Jan. 8, 1950. 3pp., with several autograph corrections. 4. Draft of the same letter. 1 page 5. Another draft of the same letter. 1 page. 6. Carbon copy of the final letter to Capp, Jan 8, 1950. 4 pages. A painful and moving letter to Capp regarding Capp's affair with Marcus, a warning to Capp that Marcus had a psychopathic personality ("she tells lies and believes them, makes false accusations, and lives in a world of fantasy"); and his belief that Capp is "wittingly or unwittingly helping this woman to plunge deeper and deeper into a life of fantasy which must eventually bring her to the urgent need of hospitalization, and to her children terrible suffering and heartache -" Carol Marcus later married the actor Walter Matthau; Aram Saroyan became a writer in his own right; and Lucy Saroyan became an actress

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

      Ure Smith Publication, Sydney [1949]. 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.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        SHORTHAND MANUSCRIPT DRAFT OF "ELECTION PROSPECTS."

      Np. nd. but ca. 1949. [Np]. [nd. but ca. 1949].. 3 2/3 pages, in ink, on versos of printed quarto sheets (reuse of printed statements of terms for performances of Shaw's plays). With two typed onlays, one bearing substantive deletions and insertions in Shaw's hand. Accompanied by an early (contemporary?) typed transcription, 2 1/3 pp., quarto. Some isolated marginal paperclip rust stains affecting each leaf, old mend to verso of 1 1/2" clean tear in final leaf of manuscript, typist's vertical completion rule in pencil through middle of each leaf of the manuscript, but generally very good. A fine example of Shaw's characteristic shorthand, and vintage (though somewhat diffuse) political Shaw in terms of content, possibly the basis for the essay, "Election Prospects as I See Them," published in the DAILY MAIL, 5 November 1949. In it, Shaw comments on the significance of Soviet Communism in the post-war years: "Mr. Churchill, who, to his great credit, was the first to recognize the eminence of Lenin, might well now warn our politicians of all parties, who seldom speak without naming Stalin, and never without insulting him, that Stalin is neither a would-be Napoleon nor a Hitleresque 'bloodthirsty guttersnipe,' but the mainstay of peace in Europe. None of your Statesmen seemed to have observed that ... civilization, from its beginning ... is founded on a broad basis of Communism ... They have not even read their Bibles (if they have any) far enough to know that Christianity began with a communism so stark that Saint Peter struck a man and his wife for holding back a few coins from the common stock for themselves ...." He expounds on the "slavery of Necessity," and the importance of leisure: "...the distribution of leisure is as important and as primary in the duty of the state as the distribution of income ...," and suggests the "final ruin of the Commonwealth" might be the consequence of the confrontation of the "small and miserably idle rich" with the "large and miserable overworked poor ...." LAURENCE C3879.

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        The Fires of Spring

      Random House New York: Random House, [1949]. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket, bright and unfaded with only a few tiny closed tears. Michener's second book, probably just as uncommon as his first, especially in such fine condition.

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        Autograph Postcard Signed to the Publicity Director at New Directions

      Typed Postcard Signed to David McDowell of New Directions. Postmarked 29 November 1949 from Key West Monica providing a blurb for the American edition of Elio Vittorini's In Sicily (which was not used on the first American edition). Near fine. Good content, in full: "There is no warmer and sweeter spirit in the world today than that of the Italian and Sicilian peasantry. They are the true nobility of the world, and their spirit has been caught by Elio Vittorini's book IN SICILY. Tenn Williams. McDowell had a long and distinguished career in American publishing, working at New Directions, Random House, and Crown. For a short period in the late 1950s he and Ivan Obolensky published under their own imprint, most famously issuing the Pulitzer Prize-winning posthumous novel by his good friend James Agee, A Death in the Family. .

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        TGP MEXICO: EL TALLER DE GRAFICA POPULAR DOCE ANOS DE OBRA ARTISTICA

      1949. Paperback. ART - MEXICO. ALBUM TGP MEXICO: EL TALLER DE GRAFICA POPULAR DOCE ANOS DE OBRA ARTISTICA COLECTIVA/THE WORKSHOP FOR POPULAR GRAPHIC ART A RECORD OF TWELVE YEARS OF COLLECTIVE WORK. Mexico: La Estampa Mexicana, 1949. Oblong 4to., spiral binding, stiff laminated paper wrappers, black printed in white. Corners chipped, bottom of spine slightly chipped. Includes 5 original signed wood engravings printed in black on tinted paper, by Alfredo Zalce, Alberto Beltran, G. Fernandez Ledesma, Francisco Mora and Carlos Merida. Light rubbing to first page. B/w illustrations in the text. Text in Spanish.

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        Thistly B

      Oxford University Press, New York, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition. Illustrator: Tudor, Tasha. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Fine HB in unclipped DJ, protected by Brodart mylar cover. Signed by Tudor under the illustration on the front free end paper. A beautifully preserved copy of a scare book, made rarer by being a signed copy. [27] p.: col. ill.; 18 cm. Reddish, dark rose cloth over boards with title paste-down on the front cover. Size: Sextodecimo (16mo; up to 6 3/4" / 15-17.5 cm tall). 28 pages. Text block is tight, bright and unmarked. Binding is tight; corners sharp, but showing some minor shelf wear. DJ in VG+ condition with slight losses at the outside corners and a small (1/4") chip at the bottom center of the back panel. Dust Jacket un-clipped with the $1.50 price at the bottom corner of the front flap. Illustrator: Tudor, Tasha. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 7 oz. Category: Juvenile Fiction; Animals / Birds; Animals / Birds; United States; 1940s; Autographed; Children. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Inventory No: 994. .

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        Ceskoslovenskà Fotografie [COMPLETE IN 12 VOLUMES]

      Fotograficky Obzor Praha: Fotograficky Obzor, 1931-1949. First edition. Hardcover. g. 4to. Complete collection of this important publication showing the work of many Czech photographers. The series was published annually from 1931 until 1940. Publication ceased temporarily under Nazi occupation. Three more hardbound volumes were published after W.W.II. Each volume profusely illustrated with plates in photogravure of works by artists such as Josef Sudek, Maximillian Mayer, Vilem Bauer, J. Fabinger, Jaromir Funke, Vladimir Havelka, A. Pikart, V. Hanus, Jan Hub, Emil Katschner, Jan Lauschmann, Karl Mahler, Emil Wolf, Karel Hàjek, Alois Zych, Jan Blazek, and many others. 18 page advertisement section in rear of each volume. Volumes I - VIII (1931-1938) bound in matching tan cloth, printed in gray and black. Other volumes in similar printed tan paper-covered boards. 1949 in quarter cloth with gold-stamped illustration on cover. Early years with covers of avant-garde typographic designs by Karel Teige. Volumes I-III with text in Czech, English, French and German. 1934,1935 & 1936 in Czech and French, 1937 & 1938 in Czech and English. 1939 and 1940 in Czech only, post-war years in Russian and Czech with photographic reproductions in sepia-tone. Bindings with minor age wear and some staining. 1939 volume split along joint on back board, firmly holding. Bindings in overall good to very good condition. Vols. III and IX with signature of previous owners on title-page, abrasion on title-page in Vol. V due to removal of previous owner's signature. Tight copies with interior in very good condition. Fascinating complete collection with nearly 800 photographs giving an pictorial insight into life in Czechoslovakia in the 1930's and 40's. .

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        A Privacy of Speech Ten Poems in Sequence, with block print decorations by Mary Fabilli

      Berkeley: Equinox Press, 1949. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Original vellum spine, gilt title; decorated paper boards. Finely printed on Tovil handmade paper. Deckled edges. The first book of the Equinox Press and Everson's first effort at printing. One of 100 copies, of which reportedly only 50 were bound and issued. A high spot of modern printing, and of Everson as printer, designer and binder. Exquisite woodblocks by Mary Fabilli. Printed in red and black. Boards yawn slightly else a fine copy. Bartlett & Campo, A10.

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        Sermons by Monsignor Knox

      U.K. Dropmore Press 1949. First Limited Edition. No 116 of 550 Fully Bound in Maroon Buckram

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        Scott-King's Modern Europe

      Little Brown Boston: Little, Brown. 1949. First. First American edition. Boards slightly soiled, near fine in a slightly spine-tanned, near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Waugh: "To Mr. Henry Clifford, a belated Christmas present from Evelyn Waugh." Copies of the American trade editions are uncommon inscribed. .

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        Rare handwritten note militarily signed “Eisenhower” to Truman’s Under Secretary of State

      Rare Autograph Note Signed “Eisenhower,” one page, 4” x 5.25”. No place, March 1949. To James E. Webb, President Truman’s Under Secretary of State. Not dated by Eisenhower, but receipt stamped “Under Secretary / MAR 11 1949 / Department of State.” Fine condition. On “Memorandum / Office of the Secretary” note paper. In full, “Dear Jim – Herewith the little document which I spoke to you on the phone. Eisenhower. Honorable James Webb.” Dwight D. Eisenhower served as Chief of Staff of the Army from 1945-1948 before his election as President of Columbia University (1948-1953). The Columbia University website notes that “Eisenhower was absent from the University for long stretches of time during his tenure, most significantly in 1950, when he took a leave of absence to become the first supreme commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Even though these absences, combined with his official duties, made impossible his expressed wish for closer contact with students, he manage to regularly attend Columbia football games at Baker Field. James E. Webb (1906-1992) was Truman's Director of the Bureau of the Budget from 1946 until January 17, 1949 when he became Under Secretary of State, serving until the end of Truman’s term in 1953. Webb later served as the Administrator of NASA from 1961-1968.

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        LANDSCAPE INTO ART. Signed by Lismer

      London: John Murray, 1949 (Lismer, Arthur). Clark, Kenneth. LANDSCAPE INTO ART. Signed. London: John Murray, (1949). First Edtion. Ex-libris Group Of Seven landscape artist Arthur Lismer with his neat ownership signature to the front free endpaper. 8vo. 143 pp. + 104 plates. A better than very good copy in beige cloth, gilt titles to the spine in the Graham Sutherland illustrated dustwrapper. A classic work on the history and development of landscape in art, adapted from Kenneth Clark's Slade Lectures. Similarities between Arthur Lismer and Kenneth Clark's influences abound - their high regard for Ruskin, their passion as educators and their positions as influential museum advisors. A unique association copy. Books Signed by Arthur Lismer are rare indeed. . Signed. First Edition.

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        El ALEPH. Signed

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, 1949 Inscribed by Borges to his close friend, one of the important Argentine poet, Vicente Barbieri. First edition. A very good or better copy in the original printed wrappers - The spine with a bit of preservation treatment common to books from South America. Original printed wrappers otherwise in very good or better condition.[Helft p.72; Becco 37], 8vo. The presentation inscription reads: "Para el colega Vicente Barbieri con la amistad de / Jorge Luis Borges" - [For the colleague Vicente Barbieri with the friendship of / Jorge Luis Borges]. Front cover vignette by Attilio Rossi. In Borges' own words: "Ficciones y El Aleph (1949 y 1952) son, según creo, mis libros más importantes". (Autobiografía pp.111-112). The Borgesian quest for the Verb , the Word, which is all words, for the absolute Book, which is all books, takes flesh in El Aleph: the One that contains All, exemplified in the last tale of this collection. On page 139 Borges begins to enumerate his vision through the Aleph he has found in the cellar of Carlos Argentino Danieri. "En ese instante gigantesco, he visto millones de actos deleitables o atroces; ninguno me asombró como el hecho de que todos ocuparan el mismo punto, sin superposición y sin transparencia". (In this gigantic instant, I saw millions of acts, delightful or cruel; none astonished me more than the fact that they all occupied the same place, without superposition or transparency "Borges enumerates 37 points in all, each beginning with "vi " (I saw ): "Vi el populoso mar - Vi el alba y la tarde Vi las muchedumbres de América - Vi un laberinto roto (era Londres) Marvelous Literary Association Copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Songs of a Pagan (Signed First Edition)

      Caxton Printers Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED and DATED in the year of publication by the author on the verso of the front endpaper. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket is rubbed and lightly faded, with several chips, tears and accompanying creases along the edges. Brigman was an important and influential early photographer, who, in 1906, became the only photographer living west of the Mississippi to be named a Fellow of the Photo-Secession. This collection of poetry and photography was published a year before her death, making signed copies scarce, particularly in jacket.

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        Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

      London.: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britian & Ireland.. 1949- 1982.. 64 issues which is a nearly complete run of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland from Parts 3 & 4 1949 -1982. Lacks three issues: Parts 1 & 2 from both 1953 and 1956 and Parts 3 & 4 from 1960 but is otherwise a run. There are two format changes during this period. All issues in their original wrappers. There is some occasional staining or wear and the occasional signature but in general the issues are all in very good secondhand condition. From the library of Professor A.L. Basham. The many papers on a huge variety of subjects relating to the Middle East and Asia by the foremost scholars of the day include: Nephrite Jade in West Pakistan - B.C.M. Butler; The Trade of the English East India Company in Cambodia, 1651-1656 - D.K. Bassett; Toynbee on the Turks in the Near and Middle East - Milton Gold; The Cosmological Aspect of Indonesian Religion - H.G. Quaritch Wales; The Acquisition and Rise of Bombay - Sir Patrick Cadell; Tibet in Anglo-Chinese Relations: 1767-1842 - Alistair Lamb; The East India Company's Education of its Own Servants - John Bowen; Captain Joao Ribeiro and His History of Ceylon 1622-1693 - C.R. Boxer; Concerning Chinese Furniture - W. Perceval Yetts. .

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        NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. [Two copies of the First Canadian Edition In the Red & Blue Dustwrappers]

      London / Toronto: Secker & Warburg / S.J. Reginald Saunders, 1949 Orwell, George (Pseudonym of Eric Blair). NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. [Two copies of the First Canadian Edition In the Red & Blue Dustwrappers]. London: Secker & Warburg / Toronto: S.J. Reginald Saunders, 1949. First Canadian editions [both publishers names present]. 8vo., 314pp. The first copy in the red dustwrapper is a beautiful fine unblemished example; the second copy in the blue dustwrapper is also fine, the dustwrapper near fine with a slight toning to the spine panel. Neat ownership signature of Cyril James, [Manchester Regiment], principal of McGill University from 1939 to 1962. Both dustwrappers are unclipped with the original $3.00 price on the front flap. The first Canadian edition is a bit of an oddity as it was issued by the Book Club & correctly has the black dot on the rear board. A lovely pair of this modern highspot. A Modern Movement, Connolly 100 title & a Burgess 99 selection - one of only three titles on both lists. An unusually nice pair.. First Edition.

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        EL ALEPH. Signed

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, Colección Prosistas de España y América, 1949 Inscribed by Borges to his 'love', Amanda Molina Vedia, to whom he dedicated his landmark 'La Muerte y la brújula' [Death And The Compass] in 1951. First edition. A near fine or better example. Seldom seen in this condition in the original printed wrappers. The presentation inscription penned in English reads: "Dear Mandie / Happy Xmas with best greetings from / Jorge Luis Borges / 1951, Buenos Aires - / What if this friend happened to be God?". [Helft p.72; Becco 37], 8vo, Front cover vignette by Attilio Rossi. In Borges' own words: "Ficciones y El Aleph (1949 y 1952) son, según creo, mis libros más importantes". (Autobiografía pp.111-112). The Borgean quest for the Verb, the Word, which is all words, for the absolute Book, which is al l books, takes flesh in El Aleph: the One that contains All, exemplified in the last tale of this collection. On page 139 Borges begins to expand upon his vision through the Aleph he has found in the cellar of Carlos Argentino Danieri. "En ese insta nte gigantesco, he visto millones de actos deleitables o atroces; ninguno me asombró como el hecho de que todos ocuparan el mismo punto, sin superposición y sin transparencia". (In this gigantic instant, I saw millions of acts, delightful or cruel; none astonished me more than the fact that they all occupied the same place, without superposition or transparency "Borges enumerates 37 points in all, each beginning with "vi " (I saw ): "Vi el populoso mar - Vi el alba y la tarde Vi las muchedumb res de América - Vi un laberinto roto (era Londres) Marvelous Presentation Copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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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. ‘The authorized translation from the volume: 'Mein Weltbild' [Weil page 41 Appendix] translated as, 'The World As I See It'. 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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        [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.

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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.

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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)

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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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        ORIGINAL ART: TWENTY ONE BALLOONS

      1949. DU BOIS,WILLIAM PENE. ORIGINAL ART: THE 21 BALLOONS. Offered here is an original pen and ink with wash drawing that appears as a full page illustration on p[112] of the book. The image measures 4 3/4 x 6", signed and matted. The 21 Balloons was the winner of the 1949 Newbery Award. The story is a fantasy adventure full of fabulous inventions, starring Professor William Waterman Sherman whose hot-air balloon journey gets sidetracked in Krakatoa. The Professor crash lands in the ocean while trying to escape but he is eventually rescued and returns home a hero. The image offered here has the Professor in bed with a balloon at the head and he is being tended to by 2 nurses, the mayor and the chief surgeon. Original art from Du Bois' award winners is very hard to find. The actual art is much more vivid and detailed than the reproduction in the book. See Bader p.178.

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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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