The Cold War

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“THE FIRST BOOK WRITTEN BY SOMEONE LIVING BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN TO BE OPENLY CRITICAL OF SOVIET-STYLE EONOMICS”

KORNAI, Janos. Overcentralization in Economic Administration. London, 1959.

First edition in English of Kornai’s compelling indictment of Eastern European command economies written from inside the Soviet Bloc, translated by John Knapp, inscribed by economist János Kornai to renowned economist Terence Gorman: “To Professor Gorman with my kindest greetings, Dr. J. Kornai. 11th June, 1969,” and also with Gorman’s pencil owner signature. $3200.

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INSCRIBED BY EDITOR HOWARD AIKEN TO COMPUTER PIONEER RUTH DAVIS AND ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY AIKEN'S CO-EDITOR, WILLIAM F. MAIN

AIKEN, Howard and MAIN, William F., editors. Switching Theory in Space Technology. Stanford, California, 1963.

First edition of this fascinating collection of 25 papers on the use of logic circuits in space technology, inscribed by editor Howard Aiken to a famous computer pioneer: "To Ruth Davis with best regards from Howard Aiken," and additionally signed by co-editor William F. Main. $2800.

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VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE DOCUMENTING SURVEYORS 2 AND 3

[NASA]. Lunar Surveyor Photo Archive. Los Angeles, 1965. Sixty-nine vintage black-and-white photographs documenting the assembly and transport of Surveyors 2 and 3, two of the spacecraft NASA used to scout lunar landing sites for the Apollo program. $2500.

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