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      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata

      First edition of this important work on self-reproduction in machines and life forms, scare in the dust jacket.Von Neumann became interested in the abilities of computers to self-reproduce during his work on the Institute for Advanced Studies computer project - noting that, since a Turing machine can make exact copies of any readable sequence, it can copy itself. He hoped to formulate a theory of self-reproduction that would be general enough to explain and predict self-reproduction in both machines and living things."Using the same method of logical substitution by which a Turing machine can be instructed to interpret successively higher-level languages - or by which Gödel was able to encide mathematical statements within ordinary arithmetic - it was possible to design Turing machines whose coded instructions addressed physical components, not memory locations, and whose output could be translated into physical objects, not just zeros and ones. 'Small variations of the foregoing scheme,' von Neumann continued, 'also permit us to construct automata which can reproduce themselves and, in addition, construct others'. Von Neumann compared the behaviour of such automata to what, in biology, characterises the 'typical gene function, sefl-reproduction plus production - or stimulation of production - of certain specific enzymes. Viewing the logic of self-replication and self-reproduction through the lens of formal logic and and self-referential systems, von Neumann applied the results of Gödel and Turing to the foundations of biology" with his conjectures hitting "the heart of the probability or improbability of the origin of life" (Dyson, Turing's Cathedral, pp. 283-285).Together with Stanislaw Ulam, von Neumann attempted to develop these ideas for publication, but it remained unfinished at his death. "The incomplete manuscript, including a lengthy introduction based on a series of five lectures given by von Neumann at the UNiversity of Illinois in 1949, was eventually assembled, with careful editing by Arthur Burks, and published as Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata almost ten years after von neumann's death... Our understanding of self-reproduction in biology, and our development of self-reproducing technology, proceeded almost exactly as the proposed theory described" (Dyson, p. 286). Edited and Compiled by Arthur W. Banks. Urbana & London: University of Illinois Press, 1966. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership signature in blue ink to the front free endpaper. An excellent, fresh copy in the lightly rubbed jacket that is tanned, particularly along the spine panel, and has some nicks and short splits at the edges.

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
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        Max Beckmann. Mit 81 Bildtafeln, 5 Farbtafeln und 8 Abbildungen im Text.

      München, Piper 1949. 4°, 82 S. Text mit einigen Textabbildungen und 81 Bildtafeln, Orig.-Halblederband mit farbig illustr. Orig.-Umschlag und Orig.-Leinenkassette. Erste Ausgabe.- Eines von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit den eingebundenen und von Max Beckmann signierten Orig.-Lithographien \"Frau mit Fisch\" und \"Komposition 1948\".- Mit einem ersten Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde mit 660 Nummern.- Umschlageinrisse hinterlegt, schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Kunst; Werkverzeichnis

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        Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural

      Peter Nevill Limited, London and New York 1949 - First edition and true First. Octavo, cloth. Signed and dated (1949) and inscribed by the author on the front free end paper. A very good plus copy with a small stain to the top of the text block, pages clean, some light spotting. In an original later state jacket. Laid in are 12 letters from Blackwood to Sylvianne Matheson, some handwritten with all bar three signed. Uncommon late Blackwood signature and scarce with full provenance not to mention the fascinating correspondence. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Official Invitation to the Opening Session of the Knesset. [With]: Entrance ticket with seat assignment for the Inaugural Knesset Session.

      14th February 15th Shevat 1949 - Issued for the Editor of the Hamashkif daily newspaper. Light stains. 12mo. On the 14th February, 1949, the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset) convened for the first time following the 20th January elections and so replaced the Provisional State Council which acted as IsraelÕs official legislature from its independence on the 14th May, 1948.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        SENRYU: Japanese Satirical Verses.

      - [Tokyo 1949], Hokuseido.Green pictorial cloth, foldout color plate, many b.w. & color text drawings, photos, 230p.,superb dj in mylar protector, 14.4 x 21.5 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION !! VERY RARE AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY: "R.H. BLYTH" Zen master D.T. Suzuki described Blyth as "One of the most eminent exponents of Japanese culture." Blyth's studies on Haiku, Japanese humor, and Zen are "unique contributions towards East-West understanding." *** Blyth lived and worked in the East for 40 years, until his death in 1964. Aldous Huxley describes Blyth's work as "illuminating." W.J. Higginson writes in his Haiku Handbook, thanks to Blyth, "A new interest in Japanese Haiku began to grow among the poets of the post WWII generation." *** Full text in English & Japanese, with Romanized Japanese text, Japanese satirical verse at its best. *** ZEN AND HAIKU: Blyth's studies on Haiku, Japanese humor and Zen are "unique contributions towards East-West understanding." Blyth lived & worked in the east 40 years, until his death in 1964. The history of Zen is the history of moments. It cannot be, like the history of ideas, or even the history of the freedom of thought, an account of development, systematization, criticism, modification, replacement and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great and so forth. Zen seems to become deeper sometimes, shallower, broader, narrower sometimes, but there is no progress of the ordinary kind. It is a history only in the sense of being a list of names of great men in the attainment of great Buddha-hood. * BLYTH'S CONTRIBUTION: Blyth lived and worked in the East for forty years, until his death in 1964 at the age of sixty-six. From the time of his internment in Japan during World War II, Blyth wrote assiduously. In the 1950's, his "ZEN IN ENGLISH LITERATURE" and "ORIENTAL CLASSICS" and "HAIKU" reached enthusiastic readers in America and Europe. Aldous Huxley describes Blyth's work as "illuminating." As William J. Higginson writes in his "HAIKU HANDBOOK," thanks to Blyth "a new interest in Japanese Haiku began to grow among poets of the immediate post World War II generation." . Blyth's Contribution to cross-cultural understanding was manifold. In 1945, Blyth assumed a post as professor of English at Tokyo's Gakushuin University, the former Peers' School. For almost twenty years he tutored Crown Prince Akihito, the present Emperor. Blyth played a leading role in Emperor Hirohito's historical declaration of January 1, 1946, that he was a human being rather than a god. Blyth edited numerous writings from English and American literature, making them available to avid Japanese readers. *** Original editions of Reginald Horace Blyth's writings are always R A R E ! **** THIS EDITION: There was only one small printing of this title published by Hokuseido just three and a half years after the end of World War II [August 1945]. This is the FIRST AND ONLY R A R E EDITION OF THE BOOK ! *** ILLUSTRATOR: This work was profusely color illustrated by Sobun Taniwaki. *** DUSTJACKET: The dust jacket was issued in a matching color and illustration matching the binding cloth, found in two variants: a. Back states "Printed in Occupied Japan" b. Back does not state "Printed in Occupied Japan" *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Please inquire with us as we try keep a variety of Blyth titles in stock. You may also request a list of his books in stock. . Other Blyth writings: * Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics, The Hokuseido Press, 1942 Haiku, 1949-1952, in four volumes: Vol.1: Eastern Culture. Vol.2: Spring. Vol.3: Summer-Autumn. Vol.4: Autumn-Winter. The Hokuseido Press . Japanese Satirical Verses, The Hokuseido Press, 1949 Japanese Humour, Japan Travel Bureau, 1957 Japanese Life and Character in Senryu, 1959. Oriental Humor, 1959. . Zen

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        The Mating Season.

      London Herbert Jenkins Limited 1949 - First edition, first printing, 8vo., modern full green morocco with tan lettering pieces and all edges silvered, in fine condition. McIlvaine A69a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      CHIANTORE, TORINO 1949 - AI QUATTRO VENTI ITALIANO Traduzione integrale di S.Palazzi, pagine brunite ai bordi, con fioritura ed alcune gore, testatine illustrate, illustrazioni in nero nei testi di Nello Pasquali, rilegatura editoriale cartonata, ingiallita, con usura ai bordi e con strappi al dorso

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        I Capture the Castle

      London: William Heinemann LTD, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping to spine. Very Good. Lightly dust soiled. Light shelf lean, spine cloth a bit faded, foxing to edge of page block. Previous owner gift inscription to front free end paper. Lavender top stain is vibrant. In a Very Good dust jacket with a bit of general wear, light edge wear, foxing to blank verso, and a vertical crease down the spine panel. A much nicer than average survival of this notoriously fragile dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, [1949]. First edition. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some light rubbing to edges and corner tips. (17876). Octavo, cloth. Collection of eight stories, three of which were adapted for the television anthology series "The Ford Television Theatre" (1955-57).

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Enciclopedia Italiana Di Scienze, Lettere E Arti


      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Enciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti

      ROMA: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Fondata da G. Treccani, 1949. rilegato. OTTIMO. 24,2 31,2. 49 USATO

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        Amitiés de Montmartre. Poèmes inédits. illustrations originales à l'eau-forte de Maurice Utrillo, Lucie Valore, Pablo Picasso et Bernard Lamotte avec des ornements de Marie Laurencin, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Charles Guérin, Roger Wild, Bouche, Laprade, et Jean Vertex.

      P., François Bernouard, 1949. In-4 broché, couverture illustrée, non rogné, grand de marges, chemise parcheminée muette, étui, 4 eaux-fortes originales et nombreux ornements dans le texte. Petites rousseurs en couvertures. Chemise et étui gondolés d'humidité. Bon exemplaire. Tirage unique de 110 exemplaires, un des 70 num. sur papier Crèvecoeur imprimé spécialement pour Monsieur Mériguet "de Montmartre-sur-Paris". Enrichi d'une aquarelle originale signée de Jean Vertex figurant un escalier de Montmartre menant au cimetière du Calvaire avec dédicace autographe de l'artiste à Albert Mériguet, membre du Vieux Montmartre depuis 1935, propriétaire du restaurant "La Mère Catherine". Correction manuscrite de l'auteur sur le premier vers du poème "Violoncelle". L'eau-forte de Maurice Utrillo est exceptionnellement signée à la mine de plomb par l'artiste signée.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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      CASA EDITRICE ADRIANO SALANI, 1949. ITALIANO 0,2 Rilegatura editoriale cartonata, scolorita al dorso e lungo i bordi, con usura al piede ed alla cima e con fioritura, pagine brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo e con fioriture sparse, fioritura anche ai tagli USATO

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      Le Minotaure, Paris 1949 - Paris, 1949-1950, n°1-3 (complet), diffusion (et édition ?) Le Minotaure, 280x220mm, 12p., 3 fascicules brochés, couvertures illustrées sous étui et chemise (Devauchelle). Revue de cinéma d¿avant-garde, de cinéma fantastique, d¿aventures et d¿animation illustré de photographies et dessins. Au sommaire : N°1 : Pierre Bailly, Robert Benayoun, Jean Boullet (dessin de couverture), Pierre Boursaus, Jean Cocteau, Robert Florey, Boris Vian. N°2 : Kenneth Anger, Alexandre Astruc, Robert Benayoun, Jean Boullet, Pierre Boursaus, Jean Cocteau, Georges Desneiges, Walt Disney, Simone Dubruilh, Robert Florey, Roger Golias, Mille, H. de Montherlant, Boris Vian. N°3 : André Bazin, Robert Benayoun, Jean Boullet, Pierre Boursaus, Gaston Criel, Georges Desneiges, Georges Franju, Robert Florey, Roger Golias, Hitchcock, Adonis Kyrou, Phil Mori, Pieral, Elliott Stein. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chloé et Denis Ozanne]
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        The Cocktail Party

      A first issue with the typographical error on page 29. This very good copy is signed by the author with the printed name crossed through on the title page. This edition of The Cocktail Party is the text of the successful play produced at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949 and repeated at Brighton later that year, preparatory to the season in New York. Several alterations have been made to the text, subsequent to the Edinburgh edition. A list of the original cast is included and the score of the song, One Eyed Riley. Original green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Spine ends are lightly bumped. The contents are clean and lightly browned. The unclipped dust jacket has minor chipping to the extremities. Labels attached to the interior of the jacket. 8vo 170pp.

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        The Family Reunion.

      London Faber 1949 - fifth impression, signed by the Author on the title-page, 8vo., 136pp., handsome modern full grey morocco with maroon lettering piece to spine, maroon endpapers and all edges gilt, in fine condition. A modern verse play addressing man's guilt and his need for expiation through his acceptance of responsibility for the sin of humanity. "What poets and playwrights have been fumbling at in their desire to put poetry into drama and drama into poetry has here been realised. This is the finest verse play since the Elizabethans" (New York Times). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Incredible Planet

      Fantasy Press, Reading 1949 - First Edition, first binding (per Currey, purple cloth) near fine in an as-new bright fine DJ, with an inserted limitation plate, #5 of 250 copies signed by Campbell, one of the scarcer Fantasy Press limited editions; Campbell is said to have refused to sign more than 250 copies, and the remainder of the 500 copies were issued with unsigned limitation plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Antillanas. Estudio preliminar por Antonio R. Romera

      Editorial Cuadernos del Pacífico 1949 - Santiago, Cuadernos del Pacífico, 1949. Rústica, muy buen estado, XXVIII páginas +13 páginas. Profusamente ilustrado. Tirada de 1000 ejemplares. Esta copia corresponde a la tirada regular. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'Europe buissonnière [ Livre dédicacé par l'auteur Antoine Blondin à Jean Cocteau ]

      Editions Jean Froissart 1949 - Exemplaire du tirage de presse marqué S.P., 1 vol. in-8 br., Editions Jean Froissart, Paris, 1949, 389 pp. Magnifique envoi autographe signé d'Antoine Blondin : "Pour Jean Cocteau, ce livre où l'on en regarde pas à la démence. Avec mon admiration et mon obscure sympathie". Exceptionnel exemplaire. Bon état (couv. lég. frottée). On sait qu'Antoine admirait Cocteau dont il écrira "Ce qui est troublant, chez Jean Cocteau, c'est qu'il faille le prendre au sérieux. On a tôt fait de déceler le déséquilibré quand il est précisément un équilibriste". Exemplaire du service de presse marqué S.P. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1949 - ("Jerry") on printed letterhead, "Jerry Lewis - Child Star." 4to, 1 page, with holograph addressed envelope bearing a canceled stamp and postmarked Beverly Hills, California, February 20, 1949, with a 1100 Tower Road address. To Paramount secretary Mary Lou Van Ness: "Dear Mary Lou - Just a note to let you know I'm very happy to have you as my girl Friday while at Paramount. There isn't anyone I could ever want more than you- Your a doll- Love & Kisses." P.S. added: "This note is just to put myself on record!" Lewis was 23 at this time, a little too old to be passing as a child. He and Dean Martin had just signed their first film contract with Paramount Studio. It resulted in their film debut in the supporting cast of a minor comedy, "My Friend Irma." Lewis (b. 1926), American comedian, entertainer and noted Las Vegas performer; best known for a 7-year film partnership with Dean Martin (1951-58); later noted for his fund raising efforts on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Broons 1950 Annual Number Four

      UK: DC Thomson, 1949. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good+. Dudley D Watkins. The Broons 1950 Annual Number Four Published by DC Thomson 1949. No inscriptions, no loose or damaged pages. Imperceptible repair to head / tail of spine. Covers still very much bright. A VG+ copy.

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        Ölgemälde Faun mit Kind, Öl auf Platte, alt gerahmt.

      1949 - Bildmaß: 48 x 34 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 62 x 49 cm ). Gezeigt werden 2 mythische Figuren *Faune * mit einem kleinen Kind. Öl auf Platte. Das Bild unsigniert. Verso mit einem montierten fotokopierten Klebezettel nach einem handschriftlichen Zettel des Künstlers mit Bezeichnung *Faun mit Kind * und Datierung offenbar *30.12. (19)49 *. Das Ölgemälde von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Literatur: Der neue Rump, Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon Seite 225f ).( Lagerort Richey 1. OG )

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        Red Planet: A Colonial Boy on Mars

      New York: : Scribner And Sons, 1949. First Edition 1st Printing. Black Cloth. Very Good/Good + Dust Jacket. Clifford N. Geary. First Printing With The "A" On Copyright Page. Book Is Clean And Solid, Small Area Beginning To Fray At Center Of Top Of Front Panel, Pages Beginning To Age, Owner's Name At Top Of Front Endpaper. Dust Jacket Is Price-Clipped But Is First State (No Rubber-Stamped Price, Only Rocket Ship Galileo And Space Cadet On Rear Panel), Worn At Folds And At Head And Foot Of Spine, With A 1/4" Narrow V-Chip At Each Fold Top And Bottom, That At Top Of Front Spine Fold Being 1/8" Wide But Extending 1" Down The Fold; Spine Panel Is Lightly Faded To Pink. A Collectible Copy.

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        Enciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti

      Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Fondata da G. Treccani. ITALIANO 170 Famosa Enciclopedia dell' Istituto fondato da G. Treccani, questa edizione è la ristampa integrale fotolitica dei 36 vol. stampati nel 1929-1937. Si articola in 49 volumi distribuiti in: 35 vol Enciclopedici, 1 vol. Indici, Appendice I in un unico volume, App. II 1938-1948 in 2 vol, App. III 1949-1960 in 2 vol, App. IV 1961-1978 in 3 vol, App. V 1979-1992 in 5 vol, questi ultimi ancora conservati nel cofanetto cartonato. Volumi ottimamente conservati, da segnalare solo l' asportazione dell' Ex Libris al Frontespizio delle Appendici da I A IV. Edizione a cura del pres. G. De Sanctis, Dir.gener. D. Bartolini. Opera prestigiosa USATO

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        Red Planet: A Colonial Boy on Mars

      New York: : Scribner And Sons, 1949. First Edition 1st Printing. Black Cloth. Very Good/Good + Dust Jacket. Clifford N. Geary. First Printing With The "A" On Copyright Page. Book Is Clean And Solid, Small Area Beginning To Fray At Center Of Top Of Front Panel, Pages Beginning To Age, Owner's Name At Top Of Front Endpaper. Dust Jacket Is Price-Clipped But Is First State (No Rubber-Stamped Price, Only Rocket Ship Galileo And Space Cadet On Rear Panel), Worn At Folds And At Head And Foot Of Spine, With A 1/4" Narrow V-Chip At Each Fold Top And Bottom, That At Top Of Front Spine Fold Being 1/8" Wide But Extending 1" Down The Fold; Spine Panel Is Lightly Faded To Pink. A Collectible Copy.

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        Ölgemälde Faun mit Kind, Öl auf Platte, alt gerahmt.

       1949 Bildmaß: 48 x 34 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 62 x 49 cm ). Gezeigt werden 2 mythische Figuren *Faune * mit einem kleinen Kind. Öl auf Platte. Das Bild unsigniert. Verso mit einem montierten fotokopierten Klebezettel nach einem handschriftlichen Zettel des Künstlers mit Bezeichnung *Faun mit Kind * und Datierung offenbar *30.12. (19)49 *. Das Ölgemälde von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Literatur: Der neue Rump, Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon Seite 225f ).( Lagerort Richey 1. OG ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Walter Kaiser, Ölgemälde, abstrakt, Hamburg, Faun, Frauen, Mutter, Kind, Gemälde, reliefartig, Google, Mystisch, Ölkreide, Aquarell

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four.

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1949. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13.5cm), pp.312. Publisher's pale green cloth, with titles in red to spine; top edge tinted red, in original dust-wrapper. Some light sunning to extremities of cloth, otherwise a fine copy of the book. This green version of the dust-jacket has had some accomplished and professional restoration to all panels, most notably to the spine and folds. Shows well, in a custom-made leather box. Connolly 100 listed. Fenwick, G; George Orwell. A Bibliography [A.12a], (1998). Listed in Time Magazine; 100 Best Modern Novels.

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four ( 1984)

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. First American Edition (Stated) 1st Printing. Tan Cloth. Very Good +/Near Fine Dustjacket. 8 1/4" High. 314 Pp. The Classic Dystopian Novel Of Modern Times, Prophetic In Its Description Of The Experience Of Modern Man In An Era Of Great Nation States. The First American Trade Edition With "First American Edition" On Copyright Page And No Book Club Dot On Rear Cover. A Very Clean Example With No Age-Darkening To The Spine, Shallow Bumping To Spine Ends, Two Small Areas Of Fraying Along Bottom Edge, Still Very Good +. In The Blue Dust Jacket, Which Is Bright, Clean, Not Price-Clipped ($3.00), No "Book Club" Statement, Very Slightly Darkened White Background On Spine Panel, 1Mm Loss At Some Corners, No Wear And No Rubbing Line Along Spine Folds, A Few Faint Traces Of Rubbing Along Flap Folds, Near Fine.

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        Communications in the Presence of Noise" in Proceedings of the IRE [The Institute of Radio Engineers] 37, No. 1, January 1949, pp. 10-21

      Institute of Radio Engineers, New York 1949 - TRUE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPS OF CLAUDE SHANNON'S MATHEMATICAL PROOF & REFINEMENT OF NYQUIST'S SAMPLING THEOREM (now Nyquist-Shannon), "THE BACKBONE OF MODERN COMMUNICATIONS" (Gran, Numerical Computing, 136). Following this publication, the paper appeared in Bell Telephone's Technical Publications. Shannon's paper, a manuscript first written in 1940 but held from publication until after WWII ended, "set the foundation of information theory. [It] is a masterpiece both in terms of achievement and conciseness. It is undoubtedly one of the theoretical works that has had the greatest impact on modern electrical engineering" (Unser, Sampling, 1). Note that we offer the Nyquist paper separately. An American mathematician and engineer, Claude Shannon is most often connected to the sampling theorem which bears his name. "Shannon is considered the father of information theory, which laid the foundation for digital communications and source compression, and ultimately, the information society as we know it" (Vetterli, Signal Processing, 498). The Nyquist-Shannon theorem is the principle by which engineers are able to digitize analog signals. In order that the analog-to-digital conversion produces a faithful reproduction of the original signal, slices - called samples - of the analog waves must be taken often, with the number taken per second known as the sampling rate. The samples are bridges that allow engineers to span analog signals (continuous) and digital signals (discrete). While working at Bell Labs in 1924, Harry Nyquist's work centered upon the obvious need to improve the speed with which data transmission was carried over the wires. Toward this end, Nyquist made two significant distinctions, one related to signal shaping and the second to the choice of codes (Norman). "The first is concerned with the best shape to be impressed on the transmitting medium so as to permit greater speed without undue interference either in the circuit under consideration or in those adjacent, while the latter deals with the choice of codes which will permit of transmitting a maximum amount of intelligence with a given number signal elements" (Nyquist, "Certain Factors?" BSTJ 3, 1924, p. 324). Nyquist's 1924 paper established the principles by which continuous signals could be converted into digital signals. "According to the Sampling Theorem, an analog signal must be sampled? at twice the frequency of its highest-frequency component to be converted into an adequate representation of the signal in digital form. Thus, the "Nyquist frequency" is the highest frequency that can be accurately sampled. It represents one-half of the sampling frequency. Adhering to the Nyquist Sampling Theorem ensures no lost data upon reconstruction in the analog domain" (Maliniak, Electronic Design, Oct. 20, 2005). Shannon's paper presented the first formal proof of the concepts the Nyquist theorem proposed. In order to convert an analog signal into a sequence of numbers, Shannon devised a geometric proof of the theorem that establishes the famous formula W log (1 + S) for the capacity of a channel with bandwidth W, additive thermal (i.e., Gaussian) noise, and signal-to-noise ratio S" (History of Science: The Wenner Collection). With this, he was able to show that if the interval between the intensity measurements is less than half the period of the highest frequency in the signal, it will then be possible to faithfully reconstruct the original signal from the digital values recorded (Shannon, 1949). CONDITION AND DETAILS: New York: Institute of Radio Engineers. 4to. No institutional stamps. Original printed wrappers with some rubbing at the front wrap and spine (see photos). The interior is pristine. Very good condition. Housed in an archival quality custom clamshell case, gilt-lettered at the spine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Encyclopedia of Chemical Reactions. Volume III Cobalt, Columbium Copper Didymium Dysproium Erbium Europium Florine Gadolinium Gallium German

      Reinhold Publishing 1949 - Ancien livre de bibliothèque. Couverture différente. Ammareal reverse jusqu'à 15% du prix net de ce livre à des organisations caritatives. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Book Condition: Used, Good. Former library book. Different cover. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Modern Arms and Free Men: A Discussion of the Role of Science in Preserving Democracy (SIGNED)

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. Advance Copy INSCRIBED to Stanford University President Wallace Sterling "To Wallace Sterling/with cordial regards/Vannevar Bush." Octavo; (xiv), 273, (1)pp. Laid in is a 2 1/4" x 4" card ('Advance Copy/Publication Date, Nov. 21') along with a publisher's reply post card. Very Good in publisher's red cloth stamped in gold on black background on spine and upper board. The book's spine is lightly sunned with a scratch to spine lettering; the bright price-clipped dust jacket has light extremity wear and a few closed tears. As chairman of the National Defense Research Committee and later director of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development, Vannevar Bush coordinated the activities of ~ six thousand leading American scientists in the application of science to warfare. In his 1945 report to President Truman, Bush called for an expansion of government support for science, and urged the creation of the National Science Foundation. He has been called the "Architect of the military-industrial complex," but he was fearful of military control of scientific research, and this book was his warning that the militarization of American science would be harmful. Wallace Sterling, president of Stanford University from 1949-1968, oversaw the school's growth to become the internationally recognized "Harvard of the West" (earning Sterling the sobriquet "Stanford's man with the Midas touch" for his fundraising ability). Stanford Industrial Park, which eventually received great government support, was founded under Sterling and Provost Professor Frederick Terman (who had been Bush's student at MIT).

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        Picasso lithographe. Préface de Jaime Sabartès. Catalogue etabli. I 1919-1947.

      Monte Carlo, André Sauret, 1949. - circa 32 x 24,8 cm. 1 f., 155 pp., 1 f., with many plates - 1 original lithograph as frontispiece Original softcover, wrapper in original lithograph - still in transparent wrapper First edition of this standard reference work and catalogue raisonné of the lithographs, here self-contained volume 1 of 4 with two originals by Picasso (frontispiece and wrapper). "- Fine, from the unsold stock of a bookseller, crisp and still in the transparent jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Superb Presentation Photo by Dorothy Wilding, signed & dated by the subject also signed by the photographer in capitals, (1895-1952, King of England)

      1949 - showing the King in the uniform of a Field Marshal, three quarters length, with his hands folded in front of him, 18" x 13" in mount 25½" x 19", no place, Dorothy WILDING (1893-1976) was a noted English society photographer from Gloucester.

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      SECKER & WARBURG 1949 - First Edition, First Printing A very good condition book with beautiful first edition dust jacket in the scarce red variant color. A well priced example of the first edition book in the preferred red variant dust jacket The book is in near fine condition with crisp, bright and clean light green cloth boards with some toning to outer edges, and with vibrant red titles to the spine. The boards have sharp corners, and no edgewear, with a touch of wrinkling to the cloth on the rear board. Virtually no fading to the spine cloth which otherwise common with this title. The binding is tight and square. Red top stain to page block. The end papers are in clean condition with no bookplates, no owner names, and no inscriptions. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with no age toning, no stains, no marks, no writing, no bent pages and no foxing. Touch of foxing to outside of page block. Beautiful clean, crisp, book internally appearing as unread. Scarce in this condition. Please see images. The preferred scarce red variant original dust jacket has benefited from some slight restoration by an expert paper conservator and as such presents in near fine condition. The Nineteen Eighty Four jacket is known to be extremely fragile, and usually in pieces or missing altogether. This price clipped jacket has strong vibrant colors with the typical fading of the spine to a grey tone, otherwise the jacket has no rips, no chips, no edgewear, no stains, no fading, no rubbing and no foxing. A beautiful dust jacket presenting the book well on the shelf! Please see detailed images. A wonderful well priced example of this title with the scarce preferred first printing red dust jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nineteen Eighty-Four

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1949.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13.5cm), pp.312. Publisher's pale green cloth, with titles in red to spine; top edge tinted red, in original dust-wrapper. Some light sunning to extremities of cloth, otherwise a fine copy of the book. This green version of the dust-jacket has had some accomplished and professional restoration to all panels, most notably to the spine and folds. Shows well, in a custom-made leather box.

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        Keiner Bleibt Allein, Roman (On a Darkling Plain)

      C. Bertelsmann Verlag, Gutersloh 1949 - 241pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] 1/4 mustard yellow cloth with pale blue paper over boards. With moderate bumping to the extremities, roughly a dozen very tiny, faint stains on the covers, and a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The dust jacket has pieces of masking tape backing short closed tears in the edges. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet. Inscription reads: "For the Nattmans, this / item they will not be / able to find in any book - / store in America, - or / maybe Europe! / Wallace Stegner." This book was the first Stegner work translated into German. Colberg F.5. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Microscopy by Reconstructed Wavefronts" in Proceedings of the Royal Society London A 197, 1949, pp. 454-487

      BOUND FIRST EDITION OF GABOR'S FIRST EXTENSIVE PRESENTATION OF HIS 1971 NOBEL PRIZE WINNING "INVENTION & DEVELOPMENT OF THE HOLOGRAPHIC METHOD" (Nobel Prize). This work includes Gabor's first use of the word 'hologram' as well as three photographic plates. In 1948 Gabor sent a brief announcement of his new technology to Nature, then calling it an 'electron interference microscope' (Gabor, Nature, 161, 1948, p. 778). We offer that work separately. In 1947, the Hungarian physicist Dennis Gabor began his first steps toward improving the electron microscope; he wanted to produce "an instrument that could 'see' individual atoms" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Sup., 17, 325). Gabor understood that "despite gradual improvements in the resolving power of electron microscopes, a theoretical barrier set by a compromise between diffraction effects at the aperture edge and spherical aberration placed crucial practical limits short of the resolution needed to focus atomic lattices… Otto Scherzer first pointed out the limitation posed by spherical aberration in 1936 and attempted to calculate the limit to resolving power set by various imperfections… in 1943 the exact rule was elaborated by Walter Glaser. "For Gabor this provided just the kind of challenge his inventive mind needed. The barrier to progress was of a technical nature, yet formidable… Gabor had been searching for the 'trick' to get around the barrier of the theoretical limit to resolution… He was sitting on a bench at a local tennis club in 1947 when an idea suddenly came to him: Why not take an electron picture distorted by lens imperfections and correct it by optical means? A few calculations convinced him he was right. "Gabor [proposed] a two-stage process. In the first stage an interference pattern produced by the interaction of electrons diffracted by the object and a separate but coherent reference beam of electrons would be photographically recorded on transparent film. Gabor argued that this interference pattern, or "hologram" [as he would later call it in this paper] would carry the complete information needed to reconstruct an image of the object, using an optical system free from the limitations of electron optics. In the second stage, the hologram would be scaled up by a factor in the ratio of the wavelength of the light used in the reconstruction to the wavelength of the electron beam. The new hologram would then be illuminated with a light wave of the same aberration as the electron wave to, in theory, reveal an exact replica of the original object, magnified by the scaling factor" (ibid 326). "In 1947, Gabor began experiments "to establish the principle by using a purely optical model - that is, using visible light instead of electrons - with a mercury vapor lamp as a source of coherent light, to produce the interference photographs of simple two-dimensional images. Five months later he was able to show his close confidant Lawrence Bragg his first successful wavefront reconstructions: hazy images of simple printed words used as objects [three plates of these photographs accompany the paper]. Even when Bragg fully understood the theory, he still stated that it was a miracle it should work. "The first public indication of Gabor's success came with a preliminary note to Nature [in 1948]. The following year he wrote a more complete theoretical treatment [this paper] in which he introduced the word 'hologram' and indicated possible applications in light optics. Among these was the ability, using the same method, to record the data associated with 3-D objects in one interference object" (ibid). In the abstract this paper, Gabor very simply outlines what holography is and how it works: "The subject of this paper is a new two-step method of optical imagery. In a first step the object is illuminated with a coherent monochromatic wave, and the diffraction pattern resulting from the interference of the coherent secondary wave issuing from the object with the strong, coherent background is recorded on a photographic plate. If the photographic plate, suitably processed, is replaced in the original position and illuminated with the coherent background alone, an image of the object will appear behind it, in the original position" (Gabor, PRS, 1949, 454). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Royal Society. Complete volume. 4to. (250 x 175mm). [iv], 576, [4]. 17 plates and in-text illustrations throughout. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown; small library stamps on verso of title and rear pastedown; discreet gilt-institutional numbers at the foot of the spine. Tightly bound in blue buckram; some rubbing at the edges of the spine and boards. Clean and bright throughout. Very good.

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        Evocacion de Horacio

      Talleres Graficos de la Nacion 1949 - Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, 1949. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition, signed by author. Published by Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, Mexico, 1949. Excellent book condition. First edition, 81 pages, 9 1/2 X 7. Book number 359 0ut of 1000 books printed. Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, Mexico, 1949. Condicion: Excelente. Primera Edicion. 81pgs, 24 cms x 18 cms. Cubiertas con solapas en excelente estado.Firmado por el autor. Libro numero 359 de tiraje de 1000 libros Bookseller Inventory # 0009 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        This I Remember

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First edition, one of one thousand (1000) copies Signed by the author, this is copy #947. Hardcover. Fine in original unprinted acetate dustwrapper in a very good cardboard slipcase with light wear.. Octavo; pp; x, (ii), 387, index; illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and forty-one additional black and white photographs; blue buckram with a paper spine label in original glassine in the slipcase;. One of 1000 copies Signed by the author. Memoir of the author's years as First Lady.

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        Beschryving van de heerlykheid en het dorp Alphen aan den Ryn. Leiden, H. v. Damme, 1714.

      (24)+261+(11) pag. Half leer, bovenste scharnier zwak. Geillustreerd met 7 uitslaande gravures door F. Bleiswijk. Voorin op los blad aanbiedingsbrief door bestuur Hist. Ver. Alphen aan burgemeester Schokking bij diens afscheid, 1949.

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        Degas et son oeuvre (4 vols.)

      Paul Brame and C.M. De Hauke, Paris 1949 - 4 vols., sky-blue cloth. Vol. 1: 281 pp, list of photographs and table of contents. Vol. 2: xiii, 407 pp. 716 + bw photographs. Vo. 3: pp. 407-839, photographs 717-1466. Vol. 4: 157 pp. with various tables and indexes organized by different criteria. Vol. 1-4 text is in French. All with the goal to catalog all of the work of French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Contents are divided thusly: v,1 Jeunesse de Degas, ses premieres oeuvres, voyages en Italie, etc. -- v.2-3 Peintures et pastels, etc. -- v.4 -- Table des illustrations, etc. #920 of a limited edition of 1030. A later Supplement was issued in 1984 but is not present. VG, clean, tight copies in general. The spine text on Vol. I has rubbed off; spines on Vols. I and II have some age toning; Vols. III and IV have clear acetate covers, but they are torn, and the one on Vol. IV has a large piece missing. Back corner bumped on Vol. IV. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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