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        A Collection of 21 B. Traven Letters to Ruth Ford, with Related Material Including Three Books

      - A magnificent archive consisting of 21 Typed Letters Initialed (as either "H." or "H.C.") from the elusive and fiercely private B. Traven, nearly all of the letters to the actress Ruth Ford, for whom he professes great love in many of the letters. Accompanied by three books, including a first American edition of *The Treasure of the Sierra Madre*, and assorted clippings. All of the letters Initialed by Traven as "H.C" or "H." as Hal Croves. Croves, one of several aliases used by Traven, was invented by the author in order to present himself as Traven's literary agent, and used mostly in his interaction with legendary film director John Huston throughout the development and filming of Traven's novel *The Treasure of the Sierra Madre*. The letters start in early 1947 and end in 1961, but the majority of them were written during 1947 and correspond with the production of the classic film. Many include references to day-to-day events of the film's production. These are dense letters, nearly all being single space typed. The letters average more than 500 words each, and one letter is over 2000 words. All of the letters have folds from mailing but are otherwise fine with about half of them accompanied by the original postmarked envelopes. Further details available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Un pauvre type

      First edition of the French translation, review copy.Precious autograph signed and dated Erskine Caldwell: "To the Queneau s with the best wishes of Their quest Paris August 1947..."Back slightly insolated, second flat with a small spot in mind. Gallimard Paris 1945 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Le bataillon du ciel

      First edition, one of 110 numbered copies on cloth Annonay, only large paper.Rare copy wide-margined. Julliard Paris 1947 12x19cm broché

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        KOLGHOSP TVARYN [ANIMAL FARM]

      [Munich?] : Prometheus 1947 - Original Wrappers. 8vo. 90 pages. 21 cm. First Edition. In Ukrainian. Translated by Igor Shevchenko under the pseudonym John Chernyatynskyy. Includes a black and white portrait of George Orwell. In the introduction for this edition, Orwell explains his experiences during the Spanish Civil war and his connection to what he describes as “the negative impact of Soviet myth in Western socialist movement. € Shevchenko first read the book in English while living in a displaced persons camp. He chose to publish it under the title “Kolghosp Tvaryn” which directly referenced collectivized farms instead of choosing the more direct translation of “Ferma Tvaryn. € “Shevchenko wrote to Orwell in London, and, working with him by letter, published Animal Farm in Ukrainian. In March 1947, Shevchenko printed around 5, 000 copies to distribute among the Ukrainian refugees in the displaced persons camps of postwar Germany and Austria. But only 2, 000 books were given out; U. S. Soldiers, suspecting the books of being anti-Stalin propaganda, confiscated the rest and handed them over to Soviet authorities to be destroyed. € (Chalupa, “Orwell and the Refugees. €) Subjects: English fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into Ukrainian. OCLC lists one copy worldwide. (British National Library) Some age toning and rubbing. Small edge tears on cover foredge. Backstrip corners bumped. Institutional stamp (M. Y. H. Youth of CDWU. ) on half-title page. Number written on half-title and cover. Small puncture through cover near fore edge continuing to page 11. Puncture hole does not affect text, but does affect Orwell portrait. Good + condition. (UKR-1-24b) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Monuments de Rome & Tivoli dessinés d'après Nature par C. Wise à St Omer' (Deckeltitel). Auf dem Vorsatzblatt findet sich ein fast wortgleicher Eintrag einer zweiten (wohl späteren) Hand: 'Monuments de Rome-Tivoli 50 Dessins d'après Nature, et Sepia Rome 1834'. Album mit 53 Original-Handzeichnungen des Malers und Stechers C. Wise (5 Sepien und 48 Bleistiftzeichnungen), zwei datiert 1831 bzw.1834, montiert auf 47 Blatt starkem, graublauem Papier. Bildgrößen zwischen 32 x 25 cm und 15 x 20 cm.

      - Halbleder-Band der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckenbezügen und handschriftlichem Etikett (rechte obere Ecke des Einbandes beschädigt, Kanten berieben), 28,3 x 42 cm. Über den Künstler C. Wise ist trotz seiner späteren Karriere in den USA, die sich durch verschiedene druckgraphische Arbeiten nachweisen lässt, bislang erstaunlich wenig bekannt. Noch nicht einmal der Vorname ließ sich bislang entschlüsseln. Im Thieme/Becker (Bd. 36, 1947) wird er als englisch-amerikanischer Bildnisstecher bezeichnet. Man nimmt an, dass er Europa gegen 1850 verließ und fortan bis zu seinem Tode gegen 1889 als Stecher, Radierer, Lithograph und eventuell sogar als Verleger in den USA wirkte. Über seine englische Herkunft weiß man gar nichts, vielmehr muss er, wie Trockenstempel auf verschiedenen früheren Arbeiten, aber auch auf zwei Blättern im vorliegenden Album, hindeuten, eine beträchtliche Zeitlang im französischen St. Omer gelebt haben. Das vorliegende Album fügt der Biographie Wises wichtige Bausteine hinzu, da wir nun wissen, dass er sich 1834 als junger Mann und angehender Künstler in Rom aufhielt und dass er zudem ein überaus begabter Zeichner war, der diese Profession offensichtlich später zunehmend zugunsten einer Tätigkeit als Stecher und Lithograph aufgab. Sollte er seinem künstlerischen Talent misstraut und stattdessen auf die Druckgraphik, gerade im Sinne eines gesicherten Broterwerbs, gesetzt haben? Das Etikett auf der Vorderseite des Albums lässt keinen Zweifel daran, dass die in diesem Band vereinten Zeichnungen allesamt von seiner Hand stammen ("par C. Wise") und vor Ort, in direkter Anschauung, entstanden waren ("d'après Nature"). Ein kleines Etikett auf dem vorderen Innendeckel ('50 Desins & Sepias f 30') mit womöglich einer Preisangabe ("f 30") könnte darauf hindeuten, dass Wise die Zeichnungen in der Absicht angefertigt hatte, damit als junger Künstler in Rom einen Teil seines Lebensunterhalts zu finanzieren. Drei Blätter (Bl. 29r-31r) entstanden am Standort der Académie de France in Rom, also dem römischen Außenposten der in Paris ansässigen Académie des Beaux-Arts. Ob er dieser damals auch institutionell verbunden war, müsste man nachprüfen. Immerhin zeigt auch dieses Album den besagten Trockenstempel: 'C. Wise à St. Omer'. Dieser Trockenstempel findet sich ferner auf einigen im Kunsthandel nachweisbaren Blättern, wohl aus dem Nachlass von Wise, auf die er die kleinformatigen Radierungen des niederländischen Malers Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685) aufgeklebt hatte, die sich wohl in seiner Sammlung befanden. Zudem sind jüngst von seiner Hand drei aquarellierte Tuschfederzeichnungen mit Kostüm- bzw. Trachtenstudien bekannt geworden. Eine davon weist den gleichen Trockenstempel auf, die beiden übrigen Blätter den etwas abweichenden Prägestempel "C. Wise Doulens 1. CH". Bei den Studien handelt es sich offensichtlich um eine Folge von Kostümentwürfen für eine Theateraufführung, denn sie sind sie mit "La Guerre des Servantes" bzw. "Bohemniens" bezeichnet. Das Stück "La Guerre des Servantes" stammte von Emmanuel Théaulon (1787-1841) wurde 1837 uraufgeführt. Über das Schaffen und Wirken von Wise in den USA weiß man wenig. Immerhin lassen sich vereinzelte Werke ermitteln, die C. Wise als den Stecher ausweisen. Eine "Allegorie der Künste und Wissenschaften" von 1856, ediert in New York bei J.H. Colton & Company, zeigt vier Musen, die sich um einen Globus herum versammeln. Signiert ist das Blatt, das als Frontispiz zu Coltons zweibändigem Weltatlas dient, mit "F.a. Chapman Del." und "C. Wise Sc.". Ob eine Lithographie von 1883, die sich einem Ereignis aus der jüngeren amerikanischen Geschichte widmet ("Execution of Thrity-eight Sioux Indians at Mankato, Minnesota December 26, 1862") mit unserem C. Wise zusammenhängt, bliebe zu klären. Jedenfalls wird als Verleger ein John C. Wise angegeben. Das vorliegende Rom-Album bildet also zweifelsohne das bedeutendste und auch künstlerisch eigenständigste und qualitätvollste Werk von C. Wise, das bisla [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PAPERMAKING IN INDO-CHINA

      Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1947. LIMITED First Edition, one of 182 copies SIGNED by Dard Hunter. With title and chapter headings printed in red and black, 15 photogravure plates of illustrations of papermaking, 1 botanical plate and 2 mounted paper samples. 4to, in the original decorated paper-covered boards backed in red morocco by Peter Franck of Sherman, CT. The binding is paper was handmade by Hunter and is printed with gold Buddhas highlighted in red and green from a 17th century woodcut and is coated with India ink. The spine is lettered in gilt. 102 pp, inclusive of plates, samples and colophon. A very fine copy of this scarce and impressive book, beautifully preserved. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO ONLY 182 COPIES HAND-PRINTED BY HUNTER ON HIS OWN PAPER FROM HIS MILL AT LIME ROCK. The book is a result of firsthand studies of papermaking in the papermaking villages Yen-Thai and Lang-Buoi in Tonkin, Indo-China prior to the Japanese invasion and outbreak of the Second World War. Hunter traveled with a photographer from Hanoi whose work is reproduced to illustrate the book. The tipped in paper specimens are from pieces brought back by Hunter, the first being the best Tonkin handmade paper and the other being a specimen of pure Daphne paper. This is an important record of a gone-by art form, but is also full of interesting observations of the local people and the political situation of the time. The woodcut used on the paper boards was procured by Hunter while in China, the one used for the title-page device is from Tonkin. The typographical ornaments used as chapter headings and borders were cut and cast by Dard Hunter, Junior. The paper used was made by Hunter in 1932 in Lime Rock, CT. The limitation on the printing of this title was dictated by both the size of the paper samples brought back from Tonkin and the availability of his own Lime Rock paper.

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        Cahier d'un retour au pays natal

      first edition on the current paper.Signed autograph of Cesaire Ayme Albert Beguin.Nice copy. Bordas Paris 1947 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La Peste

      Paris: Gallimard, 1947. Paperback in acceptable condition. Text in French. Signed by author on FEP. Covers are tanned and marked. Previous owner's name penned on front cover. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn, creased and nicked. Spine is split along middle, but binding remains intact. Four centimetre tear on spine foot. Page block and pages are tanned. Page edges are rough-cut and nicked. Text remains clear throughout. HCW. Signed by Author. paperback. Acceptable. Used.

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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        KATY AND THE BIG SNOW , in DJ Stated 1st Published, 1st Impresseion,1947, Author of the Mike Mulligan books has a new main character - Katy the crawler tractor. Simple story of Katy the Tractor whose versatility working

      Faber & Faber, London, 1947. HBDJ, 1947, Stated 1st Published, 1st IMPRESSION. BRITISH,Original red decorated Beige tan cloth (bright VG), dustwrapper (small scuff mark at top edge of upper cover DJ otherwise VG in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Square 8vo Unpaginated, illus throughout with the author's coloured drawings and pictorial endpapers (no inscriptions, 36 PGS, BACK INNER DJ F lap lists Mike Mulligan & Little House, & title to spine in Maroon. 9 3/4 X 8 3/4 In. DJ Spine Ends Tiny chips tears NOT affecting Titles, Interior Nice tight CLEAN Light Soil Fox, BACK BOOK IS PLAIN BEIGE, Back DJ some light soil & Tiny Chips Tears edges, DJ Protected Clear Mylar ,Simple story of Katy the Tractor whose versatility working for the city of Geoppolis is legendary. Katy is tested when an uncommonly "big snow" hits the city and everything comes to a sudden stop. Katy comes to the rescue. Burton;s wonderfully simple and colorful illustrations will appeal to young readers.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by VIRGINIA LEE BURTON.

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        Bucoliques

      First edition, one of the 25 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper, deluxe edition after 10 copies on yellow paper with the author. Precious autograph signed by Raymond Queneau Michel Simon. Nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1947 12x18,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Poésie et Vérité 1942. Illustré Par Oscar Dominguez.

      Les Nourritures Terrestres, Paris 1947 - 1 hoja con un pequeño aguafuerte original - 1 blanca - anteportada con la justificación de tiraje al dorso - frontis ilustrado, aguatinta original a dos colores - portada - 30 láminas ilustradas al aguafuerte original y con el poema transcrito - 1 hoja con el colofón. Edición total y única de 221 ejemplares, el nuestro en papel de lana. (nº188). Bella encuadernación firmada por Manuel Bueno a plena piel marroquin, grabada en ambas tapas a 3 tintas. Lomera lisa y al oro. Corte superior dorado. Size: 34 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        Autograph letter signed "Z. Kodály" to Associated Music Publishers in New York

      - Folio, ca. 292 x 185 mm. Dated Budapest, June 27, [1947?]. In blue ink. On a folded sheet advertising the Jägerhaus Hotel and Restaurant in Karlsbad. With the recipient's name and New York address in Kodály's autograph to address panel on verso. Slightly worn and soiled; creased at folds and slightly overall; four file holes and several small perforations to upper edge with partial loss to date; lower edge slightly chipped. "Universal Edition Vienna, ask[!] me to confirm personally the arrangement about my Bach Chorale you wish publish[!] in a string orchestra arrangement paying the sum of $50.00[?]. Agreed, and you send me a copy of the score and each separ[at]e part. Yours very truly. " "With Bartók, [Kodály] was one of the creators of a new Hungarian art music based on folk sources, and he laid the foundation for the development of a broadbased and musically literate culture. With the success of the Psalmus hungaricus Kodály had made a fresh start, and his career gained further momentum with the premières of the Singspiel Háry János (Budapest, 16 October 1926) and of the six-movement suite drawn from it (Barcelona, 24 March 1927). These works consolidated Kodály';s stature the world over: Toscanini and Mengelberg, Ansermet and Furtwängler were among the first to include them in their programmes. " László E sze et al in Grove Music Online.Universal published Kodály's arrangement for cello and piano of Bach's 3 Chorale Preludes in 1924; we have not located an arrangement by Kodály for string orchestra of any of Bach's chorales published by AMP.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        Philosophy and Politics

      London: Cambridge University Press for the National Book League, 1947. First Edition. SIGNED by Bertrand Russell on the front free end paper. The great philosopher's analysis of the influence of philosophical thought upon political behavior, delivered in an address to the National Book League in October 1946. 12mo, 29 pages, including a two-page reading list at the end. Very Good in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket. Some age-toning to the pages and to the jacket. Signed copies are not often found in the market. VERY SCARCE SIGNED.

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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        Let There Be Life: The Contemporary Account of Edna L. Griffin, M.D.

      Pasadena, California: Published by M.S. Sen. (1947). First. First edition. Tall octavo. 135pp, Frontispiece portrait. Green cloth title stamped on front board in pale yellow. Neat owner's name front fly ("Zephyr M. Ramsey"), a bit of rubbing at the spine ends, else very near fine; no dustwrapper, almost certainly as issued. An interesting account of Griffin, an African-American physician who graduated from Meharry Medical College and had to cope with, and worked to change the racially segregated medical system in Pasadena. The author of this account, African-American Helen Kitchin Branson, was legally blind and in 1997 wrote a personal memoir about herself and her blind husband. Very cheaply made and seldom encountered. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Endymion, a Poetic Romance

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Limited edition, numbered 442 of 500 copies. Illustrations by John Buckland-Wright. Handsome red cloth boards and vellum backstrip. Gilt lettering and illustration. Teg. Only very light wear to spine and boards -- strong VG+ or near fine exterior. Front loose flyleaf with toned marks. This book is prone to browning on random pages (but often on pages 91-2). This isn't offsetting or foxing, but rather something in the paper composition. In any event, browning here to about 10-12 pages randomly scattered throughout the book (see sample), otherwise a very nice tight and clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Blue Sky Rare Books]
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        Picasso: Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971

      Alan Wofsy Fine Arts. Hardcover. 1556600674 For your consideration is the title, "Picasso: Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971," by Alain Ramie. Our book is in excellent condition and is graded Good+, no jacket. The covers are clean with minor edgewear. The textblock edges are unblemished. There are a couple of small sticker to the front endpapers. The text pages and all illustrations are completely unmarked. The binding is good with a straight spine. This book will be stored and delivered in a secure storage box with foam padding. Published by Madoura Publishing, 1988; Large Format (Quatro, 10.75" to 11.75" tall); 317 pages; Hardcover binding. Dark yellow/orange cloth covers with title in white lettering. . Good.

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        Quatre ans d'occupations

      First edition, one of 125 copies on Lafuma brothers ours one of 75 hors commerce, deluxe edition.Great handwritten signature of Sacha Guitry on the first guard.Case reinforced, Length, adhesive paper, partially insolated boards, nice interior condition L'Elan Paris 1947 14x20cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        THE WAYWARD BUS [Inscribed]

      The Viking Press, New York 1947 - Octavo. INSCRIBED by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper to the well-known collector Norman Webb: "Norman Webb/from /John Steinbeck", A very good copy with small area of fraying at head of spine, in a very good unclipped dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Fabulous Clipjoint

      New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 224 p.Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Foxing to blue front cover cloth, very slight bowing to boards. Jacket worn at head and tail, tiny chip on spine, some rubbing and creasing, faint small dampstain visible on verso only, price intact ($2.50). Winner of the third Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1948.

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        Twelve Wood Engravings to the Psalms

      1947. Wolf, Gustav. Folio. 15ff., loose, as issued. A set of twelve proof illustrations, each labeled as such in pencil, plus a title page and Table of Contents, for an unpublished edition of Psalms by Gustav Wolf. The artist's watercolor sketches were in the process of being transferred to engraved blocks when he died in 1947. What remained were notes to himself written on the back of the sketches intended to guide him as he transferred the feel of the multitonal watercolors to the single-color gradients of black & white prints. After Wolf's death, his notes were transcribed onto a single sheet and included with this group of proofs of his final illustrations "to show something of the fitful, unpredictable process of creation." Wolf, who studied under Hans Thoma, fled Germany in 1938 and settled in the United States, where he continued his work as an illustrator. One of his more noteworthy contributions was the set of thirty-two woodcuts he produced for The Book of Job, published by the Cummington Press in 1944. Reflecting their shared Old Testament inspiration, the illustrations for Psalms and The Book of Job show grand, multi-dimensional landscapes and the awesome power of Jehovah over the heavens and earth. Beyond the similarities in their subject matter, the images in Psalms also depict themes and symbols that were in The Book of Job, such as crystalline mountains and stars surrounded by swirling whirlpools of creation. In many ways, this unpublished edition of Psalms would have acted as a follow-up volume to the Book of Job, and was perhaps intended as such while Wolf was alive. The loose leaves are housed together in a paper chemise with a label designed by Wolf. Light toning and minor creasing to leaves and chemise; transcription of Wolf's commentary affixed to cardboard, which is toned and has darkened the inside of the chemise; else fine. Overall a fine portfolio of Gustav Wolf's last unpublished work.

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        Ale verk fun Y.L. Peretz. 11 Bände in 8Büchern. Komplett.

      New York, CYCO Bicher-Farlag 1947 - In Jiddischer Sprache. Guter Zustand. Hebräisch 3500g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bend Sinister

      New York: Henry Holt and Company,, 1947. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy with just a touch of soiling to rear panel of the dust jacket. First edition, first printing.

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        STEEPLE BUSH

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First edition, AN EXCELLENT ASSOCIATION COPY WARMLY INSCRIBED BY ROBERT FROST, SIGNED AND DATED 1947. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In the original dustjacket. 63, notes pp. A fine copy with only a touch of very minor mellowing to the spine tips. The jacket with some edge wear and the jacket spine panel toned and with some loss at the head and foot. FIRST EDITION AND A SCARCE SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY, warmly inscribed by Frost to Virginia Proctor, secretary to Harvard President James Byrant Conant. Though Frost's tenure at Harvard was short, his friendship with Mrs. Proctor lasted well beyond his years in Cambridge. It was President Conant who first cited Frost as "The Poet of New England" when Frost was given an honorary degree of Litt.D. in 1937. In 1938 Frost resigned from Amherst and was elected to Harvard's Board of Overseers and that year also saw him placed in the English department at the university. Conant reappointed Frost for the years 1939 through 1942. Though Frost's formal ties with Harvard would end in that year, his association with Virginia Proctor would continue for many years following. The inscription on this 1947 publication reads, "To Virginia Proctor / From her old friend / Robert Frost / August 25 1947" STEEPLE BUSH Includes over forty poems. The poems in this volume carry on the early and characteristic lyric note, which has never been clearer and surer. The people and places of New England are here too, and the earthy, warm, and hearty humor of this highly individual specimen of American character - the New Englander - is as evident and as droll as ever. For pure poetry, and for the kind of very American perception which is the woof and web of his art, this volume - which takes its title from new England’s native plant called Steeple bush - is a distinguished book.”

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        HAWKSHAW THE DETECTIVE - BLACK & WHITE ORIGINAL CARTOON STRIP.

      New York: United Feature Syndicate, Inc., 1947. - Original black and white cartoon artwork that measures 16" x 20" approximately. Matted and framed to measure 21 1/2" x 28 1/2." Hawkshaw and Watso are detective and sidekick in the manner of Holmes and Watson. Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Bijoux indiscrets. Burins en couleurs de Jean Dulac.

      - P., Editions du Val de Loire, 1947, In-8 étroit, 2 volumes, en feuilles, sous chemises cartonnées et étui de l'éditeur, 167 et 163 pp. Tirée à 298 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin filigrané du Marais.Les 38 burins en couleurs hors-texte protégés par des serpentes de Jean Dulac, collaborateur à la Gazette du Bon Ton, ont été tirés sur les presses de l'Atelier d'Art Paul Haasen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      New York, (1947): Charles Scribner's Sons. First Edition. Octavo. The author's first book for boys. 212pp., illustrated by Thomas W. Voter. The story of three boys who accompany a scientist on the first piloted rocket ship flight to the moon. Bound in black pictorial cloth depicting a blue-green rocket ship and moon, spine lettered in blue green, lightly rubbed spine ends in second issue pictorial dust jacket with price clipped and rubber stamped below the raised price of $2.50. Spine ends and corners chipped some rubbing to rear panel. A very good copy.

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        Guide (Platypus Edition), 5th Ed.

      New York 1947 - 13 x 19,3 cm 258 Seiten 400 gr. einband leicht besto?en und berieben, sonst sehr gut

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        Gids (Zeichnung Eisb?r)

      Amsterdam 1947 - 13,0 x 19,0 cm 32 Seiten 80 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der Prozess gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof,

      - Nürnberg, 1947-1949, Band I - XLII ( in 41 Bänden), Ganzleineneinband, jeder Band ca. 400 - 600 Seiten, Es fehlt Band 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 40, 41, 42, Bände angestaubt, Zustand 2-3 (S1)

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        Under the Volcano

      Jonathan Cape, London, 1947, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st Edition. First UK Edition, first printing (published simultaneously with the US edition). 8vo. 395pp. Original publisher's grey-green cloth, blocked in red at spine and red lettered at upper board. Title hinge cracked and with a trace of dust marking to top edge and a sliver of discolouration to cloth at lower edge of boards. An exceptionally crisp copy in dust wrapper, price-clipped and very tender at natural folds, with several slivers of loss to spine ends and a vertical strip of chafing to the spine panel, obscuring a little of the lettering. A very bright copy of the first English issue of Lowry's celebrated novel. Together with; "Letters between Malcolm Lowry and Jonathan Cape about 'Under the Volcano'", a stapled pamphlet reproducing a letter from Cape to Lowry imploring him to undertake revisions of his manuscript, and Lowry's 32-page reply outlining, in some considerable detail, his refusal to do so. This pamphlet seemingly produced and issued to promote the January 1967 publication of 'The Selected Letters of Malcolm Lowry' and the Stephen Spender-introduced simultaneous re-issue of the original novel.

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        L'homme et les choses -

      Seghers 1947 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 76 pp. Reliure maroquin chocolat avec les plats ornés de papyrus illustrés et gardes de daim. Dos lisse avec titre doré en long. Couvertures et dos conservés. Non rogné. Reliure signée POLACK. Intérieur parfait. Reliure originale. EDITION ORIGINALE. Celui-ci un des 100 exemplaires hors commerce sur vélin Johannot. C'est par Le Parti pris des choses, recueil de trente-deux poèmes écrits entre 1924 et 1939 et publié en 1942, que Francis Ponge 'est fait connaître comme poète. Deux ans plus tard, en 1944, Sartre, écrit L'Homme et les choses. En effet, selon Sartre, le projet de Ponge n?est pas de décrire le mieux possible, « avec les moyens du bord » que lui offre le langage, les choses qu?il rencontre. Sartre reproche à Ponge de poser « l?antériorité de l?objet sur le sujet » et, du coup, de réduire les hommes au rang d?« automates ». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

      New York: Works Publishing Inc.. 1947. First Edition; Eleventh Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Chips and tears to jacket. Ink stamp to front pastedown. Small stain to page edges. Blemish to boards at front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

      New York: Works, 1947. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. NEAR FINE 1ST EDITION/11TH PRINTING. Tight, clean and square. Blue cloth with gilt lettered spine and blind-stamped cover. Tight joints and hinges. Bright pages pristine and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, foxing, marks or tears. Appears unread. Clean edges. Clean endpapers. VERY GOOD+ unclipped dust jacket in Brodart archival protector. An international mutual aid fellowship, AA drew its name from the book Alcoholics Anonymous. The first half of the book focuses on spiritual and character development; the second half focuses on autobiographical stories. 1947 stated. 1st edition/11th printing stated. 8vo (moderate 8 1/2 in. x 6 in.); viii 400 pp. Spine ends lightly creased. Fine interior. Jacket corners and fore-edges with subtle wear and tear. Exceptional 1st edition/11th printing of an inspirational work.

      [Bookseller: EXCELSA SCRIPTA Rare & Collectible Books]
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        Acapulco: A Portfolio of Little Paintings (SIGNED)

      New York: F.A.R. Gallery, 1947. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. Limited to 100 copies, this being copy #47, SIGNED by Ms. Robins. Small folio portfolio. Large single sheet quarter fold, [1] pp text; [12] leaves of color plates laid in. A near fine copy. An uncomon collection of charming prints done in a combination of silk screen and pochoir by the Martha Berrien Studios in New York City - only 2 copies located in online institutions. Pochoir is a refined stencil-based technique employed to create prints or to add color to pre-existing prints. It was most popular from the late 19th century through the 1930's with its center of activity in Paris and in 20th century America in the studio of Martha Berrien, who also used celluloid for stencils. Ms. Robins (1898 - 1962), painter and illustrato,r lived in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

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        A Masque of Mercy

      Henry Holt and Company, 1947. Hardcover. Near Fine. Henry Holt and Company, New York 1947. Limited First Edition. Limited to 751 copies. Number 457/751. Cloth boards. Signed by Robert Frost on the Limitation Page. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic by the Publisher. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards, tight spine. Soft shelf wear, a few light spots.

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        Crime et châtiment [Crime and Punishment] [Schuld und Sühne] (Original poster for the 1935 film)

      Austria: Neue Filmkunst / Walter Kirchner, 1947. Original 1947 Austrian A1 poster for the 1935 French film, the first sound adaptation of the novel by Dostoyevsky, and still a key version of the often-filmed story. Design by Hans Hillmann. From the collection of noted film historian Amos Vogel. Full provenance available. Pierre Blanchar stars as sociopathic student Raskolnikov and Harry Baur as humanist detective Porfiry. Believing himself intellectually above the law, Raskolnikov kills a despicable old shopkeeper. He is certain that he has no conscience to bother him, but is eventually forced to confront himself by the kindly but diligent Porfiry. Made the same year, the first Hollywood sound version of the story ended with Raskolnikov's surrender. This French version adheres to the original novel, detailing the student's lifelong search for forgiveness after he is released from prison. 23 x 33 inches, non-archivally mounted on board. Light stains, a couple of edge chips, and light rubbing. Very Good plus overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        De Toros y Toreros.

      Barcelona, Amigos del Libro, 1947. - In-folio, 234p. Edition limitée à 300 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des 245 exemplaires sur papier vitela filigrané "Amigos del Libro" (exemplaire n° 115). Illustré de 10 lithographies originales en couleurs et de 7 lithographies en noir de Manolo Hugue. Emboîtage un peu défraichi, sinon en excellente condition. en feuilles, sous couverture illustré et emboîtage.

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Goodnight Moon.

      [New York:] Harper & Brothers,, 1947. Oblong octavo. Original pictorial boards, green cloth spine, yellow endpapers. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Colour illustrations by Clement Hurd. Stamp of the Danish literary agent Kurt E. Michaels to front endpaper. Light rubbing along lower edges, in the price clipped dust jacket with mild toning to rear panel, tiny chips to ends of spine, a touch of rubbing to along the lower front edge, short closed tear to top of rear flap fold. An exceptional copy. First edition, first printing. This is the only copy in first edition dust jacket we have ever handled or seen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Masque of Mercy

      Henry Holt and Company 1947 - Henry Holt and Company, New York 1947. Limited First Edition. Limited to 751 copies. Number 457/751. Cloth boards. Signed by Robert Frost on the Limitation Page. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic by the Publisher. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards, tight spine. Soft shelf wear, a few light spots. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies

      The Macmillan Company 1947 - First thus. (Bond published Birds of the West Indies in 1936; first printing of this particular title.) 257 p. Russet cloth with black lettering, map endpapers. Near Fine in dust jacket with price of $3.75 intact. Former owner's inkless emboss on title page. Jacket chipped (especially at head and tail) and rubbed along edges, tape on verso of spine panel. Looking at this field guide, birdwatcher Ian Fleming used the humble ornithologist's name for his spy protagonist in Casino Royale and immortalized it. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Fêtes Foraines de Paris.

      - P. Droin-Labastie 1947. In-4° demi-maroquin bleu nuit à coins, dos lisse orné d'un double liseré doré, couverture illustrée conservée, tête dorée (reliure de BARBANCE) 28 lithographies originales en couleurs, dont 6 H.T., d'Emilio GRAU-SALA. Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires. Un des 215 sur vélin de Rives, enrichi d'un envoi de l'Illustrateur.

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        5 Zeitgedichte illustriert von Eric. [SIGNED]

      Self-published 1947 - Folio. Unpaginated. Original decorative string-bound wrappers with title and Bodlander's signature in water color on front cover. Rare and fascinating artist copy depicting women selling their bodies for food or money in post-war Germany. It is illustrated with 5 original art works pasted on paper (2 in pen and ink and 3 in water color). Each drawing is signed by the artist and has a printed poem pasted on the opposite page (2 from Heinz Schneekloth, 1 from Johann Schöll, 1 from E. G. Schäfer, and 1 from Dr. Kallenbach). Eric Bodlander was a staff member of the Allied Control Commission in Germany and thus had a close look at the chaotic situation the civilian population was facing less than 2 years after World War II. Some age wear on wrappers with foxing and age-toning on covers. Some creasing and closed tears along edges of wrappers. Sporadic foxing along margin of paper (not affecting illustrations). Poems in German. Wrappers in overall fair to good-, interior in good to very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Autograph Letter Signed ("John") to Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard, regarding his departure for Europe, his discharge from the hospital, etc.

      175 East 78 St., New York City, 1947. One page, in red ink, on recto of one sheet of personal stationery. 1 vols. 10 x 7 inches. Slightly faded. From the Estate of Burgess Meredith. One page, in red ink, on recto of one sheet of personal stationery. 1 vols. 10 x 7 inches. "I'll have to walk with a stick for some time ... " Fine, quick personal note from Steinbeck to his close friends, Meredith and Goddard. Just after his release from the hospital (after falling out of his window), and on the eve of his departure for a European tour, he writes: " ... I got sprung from the hospital the day before yesterday a little wan and weak. I'll have to walk with a stick for some time but otherwise allright. We kind of plan to go to France about the 15 - 20 of June. We'll be at Hotel Lancaster wherever that it - that is if we make it. So much can happen. Everything else seems to be going pretty well. We're going to have our troubles but I'11 tell you about that when I see you. Love to you both ... John" UNPUBLISHED.

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