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Symbols, signals, and noise: The nature and process of communication. By J. R. Pierce

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Symbols, signals, and noise: The nature and process of communication. By J. R. Pierce

by Wright, Ernest Vincent, 1872-1939. Gadsby, 1939.) Pierce, John Robinson, 1910-2002

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961   ¶ "FIRST EDITION" of this influential survey; including remarks on Burmann, Wright, and the Spanish lipogrammatists, with a paragraph from Gadsby (1939) on page 48. The latter, we note, was already such a rare book that Pierce was obliged to quote from it at second hand, never having seen a copy himself. (We also note that Pierce's secondhand quotation is more accurate than the second edition of Gadsby 2004, which -- for example -- 'corrects' Wright's spelling "carolling" in chapter 1.)  (Series: Harper modern science series; edited by James R. Newman.)   ||| Collation: In 16s (209 x 140 mm): 160 leaves, paginated [i-vi] vii-xi [xii], 1-305 [306-308].  Illustration: Diagrams, tables.  Binding: Publisher's red cloth lettered in gilt, publisher's device in blind, plain wove endpapers, yellow-and-red headbands, all edges trimmed and plain. Pictorial dust-jacket, priced $6.50.  Condition: Very good, dust-jacket slightly worn.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

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Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts US (US)
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Title
Symbols, signals, and noise: The nature and process of communication. By J. R. Pierce
Author
Wright, Ernest Vincent, 1872-1939. Gadsby, 1939.) Pierce, John Robinson, 1910-2002
Book condition
Used
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Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1961
Keywords
Wright Ernest Vincent 1872 1939 Pierce John Robinson 1910 2002 Symbols signals and noise The nature and process of communication By J R JR Pierce New York NY Harper & Brothers 1961   first 1st edition edn ed    Gadsby A story of ov
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ABE current; ¶ current; History of Science; American Literature;

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Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts is a private, research-intensive rare-book dealer of forty years' experience in and around New York, specialized in exceptional books, manuscripts, and cultural property. Jay Dillon has been responsible for selling or appraising more than $100 million worth of books and manuscripts spanning some three thousand years. In 1989 Jay Dillon was the editor and principal author of a richly annotated catalogue that was hailed in the English press as one of the ten best books -- of any kind -- published that year. In 1994 he was invited to narrate the Discovery Channel program on the history of monopoly; and four years later he was consulted by the Zapruder family in connection with their famous film of the assassination of President Kennedy -- which, as it turned out, Mr Dillon valued more accurately than any other appraiser. The firm maintains a wide and productive network of relationships both among private collectors and in the trade; and we are currently engaged in building a number of outstanding private collections for our clients. Books and manuscripts offered to the public are mainly duplicates from our clients' libraries, or otherwise surplus to their needs. Our appraisal services include formal appraisals for insurance, estate-settlement, and tax purposes. For details please contact Dillonbook@AOL.com.

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