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        Dark of the Moon. Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre.

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1947 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with slightly rubbed extremities. First edition, first printing, inscribed by Derleth on the front free endpaper: "Sincerely, August Derleth". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Fabulous Clipjoint

      E. P. Dutton 1947 - 1st printing. SIGNED by the author. 8x6", 224 pp. Small bookshop sticker inside cover, lightly rubbed corners, else VG in Fair to Good dj with light chipping, scrapes on edges, small tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aardvark Book Depot]
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        Essays presented to Charles Williams

      The First UK Printing published by Oxford University Press in 1947. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Some pushing and light fading to the spine ends. Corers bumped. Light toning and spotting to the text block which has encroached on to the page edges in places. Light offsetting and spotting to the prelims. Free from inscriptions. The fragile thin paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. It bears the correct price of 12s 6d. net. The rear lower flap fold is clipped. Some toning to the spine with some loss at the spine ends. Some tape to the spine ends on the verso which shows through to the front. A few age related markings but the wrapper presents well in the removable Brodart archival cover. A collection of essays to act as a memorial of friendship between the poet and author Charles Williams (who had died in 1945). The various contributors include C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers and J.R.R.Tolkien. Williams had been a close friend of Tolkien and Lewis. He had been part of Lewis' literary society, 'The Inklings Group'. Williams published prose and poetry and was the author of the acclaimed fantasy title 'The Place Of The Lion' which C.S. Lewis had greatly admired. A very scarce title more-so with the original wrapper.

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        [Photo Album]: "Indian Celebration"

      Mesa, Arizona, 1947. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 12". String-tied brown leather over stiff paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 35 black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring around 3.5" x 5" with some captions. Near fine album with fine photographs.A photo album detailing an "Indian Celebration" in Mesa Arizona in 1947. The album beings with a cut out from the program of a Native American in traditional dress with "Indian Celebration Dec. 4-5-6-7 Mesa Arizona" underneath. Following this is a clipping which reads, "Husky Mark Vest of the Maricopa tribe, standing well over six feet, will be one of the hundreds of performers to be seen each night through Sunday at the first National Indian Celebration in Mesa." The rest of the album features photographs from the events including a parade through town, dancing, music, and people in traditional Native American dress. Other pages include clippings from the program from the events and local newspapers one of which shows a "Hopi dance chanter and a Hopi dancer;" another reads "Indian Squaws from Ute, Navajo, and Laguna Tribes." One photograph portrait of a man reads "Kolachaftewa, chief of the Hopi Buffalo clan" and another shows Tony Whitecloud the "founder of the modern Hoop Dance."A modest but interesting collection of photographs following a Native American cultural event in the 1940s.

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        Photo Album]: "Indian Celebration"

      Mesa, Arizona 1947 - Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 12". String-tied brown leather over stiff paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 35 black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring around 3.5" x 5" with some captions. Near fine album with fine photographs.A photo album detailing an "Indian Celebration" in Mesa Arizona in 1947. The album beings with a cut out from the program of a Native American in traditional dress with "Indian Celebration Dec. 4-5-6-7 Mesa Arizona" underneath. Following this is a clipping which reads, "Husky Mark Vest of the Maricopa tribe, standing well over six feet, will be one of the hundreds of performers to be seen each night through Sunday at the first National Indian Celebration in Mesa." The rest of the album features photographs from the events including a parade through town, dancing, music, and people in traditional Native American dress. Other pages include clippings from the program from the events and local newspapers one of which shows a "Hopi dance chanter and a Hopi dancer;" another reads "Indian Squaws from Ute, Navajo, and Laguna Tribes." One photograph portrait of a man reads "Kolachaftewa, chief of the Hopi Buffalo clan" and another shows Tony Whitecloud the "founder of the modern Hoop Dance."A modest but interesting collection of photographs following a Native American cultural event in the 1940s.

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        Pierre A Feu: Les Miroirs Profonds

      Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1947. Original wraps. Very Good +. Henri Matisse. The 1947 1st edition, one of 950 copies issued (this one designated "Number H.C." {"Hors Commerce" or "outside the trade; not for sale through regular commercial channels"}). FURTHERMORE, THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE BOOK'S EDITOR, MADAME ROSEMOND RILEY at the foot of the "Justification du Tirage". This collection more than anything celebrates the illustrations of Henri Matisse and includes 1 original color lithograph (constituting the wrappers), 1 lithographed portrait, 1 wood engraving and 14 heliogravures, all of which showcase Matisse's virtuosity and work nicely to complement the text. Octavo, solid and VG+ to Near Fine. The wrappers are harmlessly bound upside down (making this a unique copy?) and show just the slightest touch of creasing and light soiling. Literary contributions by Louis Aragon, Paul Eluard, Luc Decaunes, Rene Lacote, Jacques Kober, Edouard Jaguer, Rene Char, etc. A very sharp, impressive copy.

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        Engineers of the Southwest Pacific, 1941-1945: Engineers in Theater Operations; Organizations, Troops and Training; Engineer Intelligence; Amphibian Engineer Operations; Airfield Base Development; Engineer Supply; Critique

      Army Forces, Pacific, 1947. Large Hardcover. Good. Two volumes are former library copies with the associated marks, and volume 6 is a softcover. Slight musty odor, spine of paperback volume toned and faintly creased. 1947 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author. xxi, 375; xviii, 330; xvii, 467; xxiii, 766; xxii, 559; xvi, 366; xxvi, 451 pp. A history of the United States Army engineers in the Southwest Pacific theater of World War II, featuring numerous color fold-out maps, black-and-white photographs, charts, and tables. Though there is no volume 5 present, it appears this title (Combat Engineer Operations) was planned as part of this series, but instead published as Technical Services: The Corps of Engineers: The War Against Japan, part of another set issued in the United States Army in World War II series. From the readers guide to the series: A companion to the operational volumes in the Army's Pacific theater subseries, this volume chronicles the story of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the most primitive, undeveloped, and remote areas of the Pacific Ocean, China, and Southeast Asia.KEYWORDS: MILITARY WWII WW2 SECOND WORLD WAR II CORPS OF ENGINEERS ENGINEERING OPERATIONS

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        Spacehounds of IPC by Edward E. Smith (Publisher's Dummy) UNIQUE COPY Signed

      [Fantasy Press], [Reading, PA] 1947 - Spacehounds of IPC by Edward E. Smith (Publisher's Dummy) UNIQUE COPY Signed A firm square copy with dampstaining: to the cloth binding, the pastedown endpapers, and to the text block faintly from the gutter out (see pics). Rubbing to the jacket extremities. Mylar cover. UNIQUE PUBLISHER'S DUMMY. Book and Jacket both signed by A. J. Donnell. And he inscribed the book," When Fantasy Press first started, we held a conference to decide on a format for future editions; its size, number of pages (approximate0 and weight for mailing purposes. This was the first dummy model made for that purpose. [signed] A. J. Donnell". One-of-a-kind first "book". Not dated [1947]. Publisher's Dummy for First Book published. No text on the pages. Blank pages bound in the publisher's original blue cloth, in the publisher's original first edition pictorial dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Disegno Edile Progetti - Particolari. Geometria descrittiva, prospettiva, assonometria, ombre

      EDITORE ULRICO HOEPLI, MILANO 1947 - ITALIANO Legatura amatoriale, copertina in robusto cartonato, titoli in oro entro tassello cuoio al dorso con lieve dissolvenza, cuffie usurate, 133 le tavole, con molteplici disegni al tratto, esempi e figure in nero ad esplicare il testo, interno pulito, ben preservate le brunite pagine, buone le condizioni.

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        Important Typed Letter Signed about the book "End of Man

      New York, 1947. unbound. very good. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York City, April 20, 1947, to Professor William Seward, concerning the book "End of Man," in part: "I am glad to hear that you think so well of END OF MAN. Perhaps you have not heard, but the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice has taken action against the novel on charges of obscenity, and there was a hearing in Court on April 14. We will get a decision from the Magistrate on May 2nd...I believe the best way we can handle the matter of an inscribed copy of the novel would be this. Next time I am down at Vanguard Press, I will inscribe one to you, and have them send one down to you COD as customary. If this is not all right with you, then let me know. It is best for Vanguard to send it, because first I do not have any copies, except one, and second, I do not have any means of wrapping and sending it, because first I do not have any copies, except one, and second, I do not have any means of wrapping and sending it. But, I will be glad to have Vanguard send it on to you if you like..." Note: When Willingham wrote this letter, he was suffering severe economic difficulties, brought on by the lawsuit and injunction against the sale and distribution of his book. The truth was that he could neither afford the cost of postage and insurance nor the cost of printing personal stationery for his correspondence. Faint paperclip stain at the top; narrow stain along the right edge; still in very good condition. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York City, April 20, 1947, to Professor William Seward, concerning the book "End of Man," in part: "I am glad to hear that you think so well of END OF MAN. Perhaps you have not heard, but the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice has taken action against the novel on charges of obscenity, and there was a hearing in Court on April 14. We will get a decision from the Magistrate on May 2nd...I believe the best way we can handle the matter of an inscribed copy of the novel would be this. Next time I am down at Vanguard Press, I will inscribe one to you, and have them send one down to you COD as customary. If this is not all right with you, then let me know. It is best for Vanguard to send it, because first I do not have any copies, except one, and second, I do not have any means of wrapping and sending it, because first I do not have any copies, except one, and second, I do not have any means of wrapping and sending it. But, I will be glad to have Vanguard send it on to you if you like..." Note: When Willingham wrote this letter, he was suffering severe economic difficulties, brought on by the lawsuit and injunction against the sale and distribution of his book. The truth was that he could neither afford the cost of postage and insurance nor the cost of printing personal stationery for his correspondence. Faint paperclip stain at the top; narrow stain along the right edge; still in very good condition. American novelist and screenwriter called the "father of modern black comedy." His screenwriting credits include: "Paths of Glory," "The Bridge over the River Kwai," "Spartacus," "The Graduate," "Little Big Man," and "Rambling Rose." His first book "End of Man" (1947) was targeted by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, who filed obscenity charges against its publisher Vanguard Press. A landmark trial ensue, drawing testimony from Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and Gore Vial. All three would become household names within a year.

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        Bookjackets by Alvin Lustig for New Directions Books

      The Gotham Book Mart Press, New York 1947 - 7½ x 6¼ inches. Title and two leaves text: Statements by Laughlin and Lustig. 18 color plates of New Directions jackets designed by Lustig (of 20? see below). Original comb binding, printed wrappers. Lower third of each sheet with pale dampstain and minor associated cockling. A SCARCE PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE FROM NEW DIRECTIONS. Laughlin states: "It is obvious that the series of jacket designs which Alvin Lustig has made for my New Classics books is a constant pleasure to the eye. There is nothing in the book world today which compares with them for color, for variety, for life, for appeal to the intelligence. Again and again I find myself lining the books up to gloat at them. What is quite as important: these jackets have enormously increased the sale of the New Classics Series. About eight books were in print before Lustig came into the picture. They were jacketted in a very conservative, 'booky', way. Sales were pretty dreary. Then we brightened the books up with the Lustig covers. Immediately they began to move." Sales in fact increased by three hundred percent. Lustig notes that he conceived of "a series of symbols that could quickly summarize the spirit of each book" in order to "hold the roving eye of the potential buyer." "The jackets were also always planned for maximum visual effectiveness when displayed together, as well as when shown singly against the confused background of the average book store. As the publisher's remarks testify, the primary aim of reaching the audience was achieved. I hope too that the secondary aim, that of projecting a series of 'public' symbols of higher than usual standards, was also achieved."Following the text are eighteen front panel jacket designs from the series: Rimbaud's A Season in Hell and Illuminations; Stein's Three Lives; Forster's The Longest Journey and A Room with a View; James' The Spoils of Poynton; Flaubert's Three Tales; Waugh's A Handful of Dust; Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby; Kafka's Amerika; Barnes' Nightwood; Patchen's Selected Poems; Joyce's Exiles; Fournier's The Wanderer; Baudelaire's Flowers of Evil; Lawrence's The Man Who Died and Selected Poems; and Boyle's Monday Night. Missing from the sequence are nos. 1 and 15 in the series. This ephemeral promotional pamphlet was sent to book stores to solicit orders, and is a scarce survival in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Calaveras Aftosas con Medias Naylon.

      Mexico, 1947.(). Portfolio of subversive lincuts. 16 x 12 inches; 40.64 x 31.1 cm. 8 pages. 2 inch clean tear through center. Part of lower right corner missing on last leaf.

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        Dark Carnival by Ray Bradbury (1st Edition) Signed

      Kerosina Publications Ltd, Sauk City, Wis. 1947 - Dark Carnival by Ray Bradbury (1st Edition) Signed Very Near Fine. A firm square copy with very minor rubbing to the spine corners. Very slight acidic offset toning to endpapers, bright pages. Some rubbing to the dust jacket edges, a half-inch closed creased tear. Original $3.00 price unclipped. Mylar cover. Presentation Copy. Signed and inscribed by Ray Bradbury, May 8, 1947, to Noted fan Cyrus B. Condra. 3000 copies printed. Bradbury's first book. Collects 27 weird tales. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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        Dark Carnival

      Arkham House, Sauk City 1947 - DJ crease head tail of spine, top front flap pin head chip, unclipped $3, black boards, gilt lettering on spine, sharp corners, Ray Bradbury signed on ffep with date of May 29, 47. One of three thousand printed editions. Twenty-seven stories some of which have been published in magazines and some of which have never been published before. Rare find in such fine condition! ; Cover Art; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 313 pages; Signed by Author. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Crossroads Books]
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        La luce che si spense

      Tipografia editoriale Lucchi, 1947. ITALIANO 0,31 Volume rilegato in cartoncino rigido, con titolo in oro al dorso, in tassello verde. Pagine in buono stato, con bruniture, così ai tagli. Traduzione di Gian Dauli. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        [Photo Album]: Alaska, 1935 - 1947

      Near Fine. Small quarto (7.5" x 9.5"). Black cloth with embossed "Kodak Library" in gilt. Boards a little warped, internally the images are about fine. A combination photo album and scrapbook containing approximately 275 gelatin silver images various sizes, a common size is 4.5" x 2.75", but with many larger. Mostly are vernacular images but a reasonable number are real photo postcards or other commercial images. Additionally there are a few dozen images from other printed sources. A very-well captioned and extensive album of travel in Alaska, with much emphasis on the native population. One image with a note on the verso dated in 1947, but most of the images seem earlier. An unusually extensive album.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Imbroglio d'amore (Love's lovely counterfeit) di James M. Cain - Romanzo

      Editore De Carlo, SPOLETO 1947 - Elite ITALIANO Volume degli anni '40 in stato discreto, sovraccoperta originale illustrata in carta, sovraccoperta di Ercole Brini, bordo e punte consumati, strappo, abrasioni; coperta illustrata in cartoncino, usura da scaffale, tagli con accenno di fioritura, appena bruniti e con barbe, pagine in buono stato. Su occhiello e frontespizio timbro ex biblioteca "Biblioteca di Alberto Natali". XXI volume della collana Elite.

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        Essays of Michel de Montaigne

      NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1947, 1947. LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY DALI. 1 vol., illustrated by Salvador Dali, limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies this being copy #297, signed by Dali on the limitation page. Bound in the publisher's gilt stamped blue cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut, small neat gift inscription to front blank endleaf otherwise FINE, without the card slipcase.

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        Tottenham Hotspur Football Club - Its Birth and Progress 1882-1946.

      Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Company, London. 1947 - First edition. Quarto. pp viii, 224. Illustrated with photographs. On the half-title and the facing page are the signatures of thirty-six members of the playing and coaching staff, including such Spurs luminaries as Bill Nicholson, Ron Burgess, Ted Ditchburn, Bill Whatley, Les Stevens, Arthur Willis, F.A. Sargent, Eddie Baily, Victor Buckingham, et al.Head and tail of spine faded. Very good in good, chipped and rubbed dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        American Fabrics

      1947 - Amazing (4) vol burgundy velvet slipcase set of Numbers 1-4 including bound issues replete with fabric swatches & sporting b&w photographs throughout!~

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Bookjackets by Alvin Lustig for New Directions Books

      New York: The Gotham Book Mart Press, 1947. 7½ x 6¼ inches. Title and two leaves text: Statements by Laughlin and Lustig. 18 color plates of New Directions jackets designed by Lustig (of 20? see below). Original comb binding, printed wrappers. Lower third of each sheet with pale dampstain and minor associated cockling. A SCARCE PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE FROM NEW DIRECTIONS. Laughlin states: "It is obvious that the series of jacket designs which Alvin Lustig has made for my New Classics books is a constant pleasure to the eye. There is nothing in the book world today which compares with them for color, for variety, for life, for appeal to the intelligence. Again and again I find myself lining the books up to gloat at them. What is quite as important: these jackets have enormously increased the sale of the New Classics Series. About eight books were in print before Lustig came into the picture. They were jacketted in a very conservative, 'booky', way. Sales were pretty dreary. Then we brightened the books up with the Lustig covers. Immediately they began to move..." Sales in fact increased by three hundred percent. Lustig notes that he conceived of "a series of symbols that could quickly summarize the spirit of each book" in order to "hold the roving eye of the potential buyer." "The jackets were also always planned for maximum visual effectiveness when displayed together, as well as when shown singly against the confused background of the average book store. As the publisher's remarks testify, the primary aim of reaching the audience was achieved. I hope too that the secondary aim, that of projecting a series of 'public' symbols of higher than usual standards, was also achieved." Following the text are eighteen front panel jacket designs from the series: Rimbaud's A Season in Hell and Illuminations; Stein's Three Lives; Forster's The Longest Journey and A Room with a View; James' The Spoils of Poynton; Flaubert's Three Tales; Waugh's A Handful of Dust; Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby; Kafka's Amerika; Barnes' Nightwood; Patchen's Selected Poems; Joyce's Exiles; Fournier's The Wanderer; Baudelaire's Flowers of Evil; Lawrence's The Man Who Died and Selected Poems; and Boyle's Monday Night. Missing from the sequence are nos. 1 and 15 in the series. This ephemeral promotional pamphlet was sent to book stores to solicit orders, and is a scarce survival in any condition.

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        The Gallery

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. Signed by author in the year of publication on front flyleaf in blue ink: "Let the buyer beware! John Horne Burns Hartford 7 Aug 47." First edition. 342 pp. Black cloth with gilt and blue stamping. Fine in About Very Good dust jacket. Typical toning to pages. Jacket chipped at extremities with some small tears repaired with tape on verso and creases, spine-sunned, small stain from sticker, price intact ($3.00). A very rare signature on the gay American writer's first novel, a widely-acclaimed novel of World War II.

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        Begegnung mit Adolf Dietrich.

      Amriswil, Bodensee-Vlg. 1947 - 8°, o. P. (20 Bl.), 9 Abb., 1 lose Orig.-Lithogr., Brosch., Umschlag min. beschienen, Hinterdeckel u. letzte 4 Bl. etw. knickspurig, sonst tadellos. EA. Ex. Nr. 276/550. Von A. Dietrich im Impressum signiert, ebenso die Orig.-Lithogr. (= Künstler am Bodensee, 3. Bd.). Erschienen zum 70. Geburtstag des Künstlers. 600 gr. Schlagworte: Kunst - MonographienIllustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        "AVON FANTASY READER / AVON SCIENCE FICTION READER / AVON SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY READER" COMPLETE 23-VOLUME SET: 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953

      New York: Avon Book Company / Avon Publishing Company / Avon Novels / Stratford Novels 1st Editions 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 ----------This set will require NO additional shipping charges for a US or Canadian order, overseas orders will require a shipping charge DRAMATICALLY LESS than actual postage (inquire). 23 pulp magazines, digest size, sometimes considered to be digest size vintage paperbacks, and also considered to be series of anthologies . The Avon Fantasy Reader (AFR), with Donald Wollheim as editor, ran for 18 issues from 1947 to 1952. There were a few original stories, but most were reprints, a large number coming from Weird Tales. Some authors included are William Hope Hodgson, August Derleth, H.G. Wells, Murray Leinster, A. Merritt, Clark Ashton Smith, Lord Dunsany, Fletcher Pratt, David H. Keller, Guy Endore, Robert E. Howard, Robert W. Chambers, C.L. Moore, H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, John Collier, Nelson Bond, A.E. Van Vogt, Robert Bloch, C.M. Kornbluth, Jack Williamson, Thorp McClusky, David H. Keller, Sax Rohmer, Fritz Leiber, Frank Gruber, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Otis Adelbert Kline, Malcolm Jameson, Seabury Quinn, Manly Wade Wellman, Clifford Simak, Ray Cummings, Stanley G. Weinbaum, M.P. Shiel, G.K. Chesterton, Anthony Boucher, Hugh B. Cave. Also under Wollheim, the Avon Science Fiction Reader (ASFR) ran for 3 issues in 1951-1952, and entirely consisted of reprints, including stories by Edmond Hamilton, Murray Leinster, A. Merritt, Jack Williamson, Frank Belknap Long, Clark Ashton Smith, Ray Cummings, Robert A.W. Lowndes, Lord Dunsany, S. Fowler Wright, H.P. Lovecraft and Hannes Bok. When Wollheim left Avon in 1952, the 2 lines were merged as Avon Science Fiction & Fantasy Reader (ASF&FR) for 2 1953 issues, under the editorship of Sol Cohen. For some reason, the publisher of the final issue (April 1953) was Stratford Novels, a subsidiary of Avon, rather than Avon. ASF&FR included illustrations (the 2 earlier runs did not), and published all original stories of very good quality, including works by Arthur C. Clarke, John Jakes, John Christopher, Charles L. Harness, Jack Vance, and Stephen Marlowe. Condition notes follow. AFR: # 5 has covers detached but still looks great, #s 4, 10 & 15 have faint cover creases and are VG+, # 17 has faint cover creases, back cover soiling, and is VG, some others have modest shelfwear, several are unread, and are near fine to fine. ASFR: # 2 has faint cover creases and is VG+, the other 2 have modest shelfwear and are near fine to fine. ASF&FR: both volumes are almost as new unread copies.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Note: our prices on Biblio are the LOWEST of any of the sites on which we list our books.

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        Luxardo Great photo dedied signed Fashion Beauty Original baryte photo 1947 L350

      1947 - A wonderful image of a great Italian master of photography. A beautiful girl in a break reading a book. We are just after the war, people want to dream with the new books arriving from the United States, France, England. The legendary literary series Medusa is renewed with authors no longer subject to censure. The girl sat on the heart a book by William Somerset Maugham . Finally free to dream. Original vintage gelatin silver baryte photo unmounted Great tonal range Author: Elio Luxardo - Milano In very good condition, excellent (see scan) Photo size: 17x23,3 cm Elio Luxardo (Sorocaba, 1º agosto 1908 – Milano, 27 novembre 1969) è stato un fotografo italiano. I Luxardo sono originari di Santa Margherita Ligure. Alfredo, padre di Elio, conduce un piccolo studio fotografico a Pisa, ma gli scarsi guadagni lo convincono a emigrare in Brasile nel 1900. Qui incontra una ragazza di origine italiana, giunta con la famiglia da Mestre a soli 4 anni. Il primo agosto 1908 nasce Elio; seguono le sorelle Aurora ed Elda, e infine il fratello Aldo. Elio, sin da fanciullo, respira un clima artistico vivace e stimolante. Con i fratelli lavora nella bottega del padre, dove impara il mestiere. Già da ragazzo si distingue per le sue straordinarie doti sportive; è campione di nuoto e grande appassionato di atletica leggera. Conosciuto nell'ambiente come eccellente atleta e fotografo, realizza in qualità di operatore alcuni documentari sportivi, su commissione del governo brasiliano. Dalla testimonianza della moglie Trude Kraus sappiamo che la famiglia Luxardo lascia il Brasile nel 1928. Le fonti bibliografiche riferiscono invece questa partenza al 1932. A Roma Elio apre uno studio fotografico in un piccolo scantinato; contemporaneamente inizia a lavorare per Sem Bosch, fotografo di Casa Reale, di cui rileva lo studio pochi mesi dopo. I suoi primi clienti sono le coppie delle sale da ballo e i giovani sposi, che acquistando una camera da letto alla Rinascente, hanno in omaggio una foto ricordo di Elio Luxardo. Nel 1934 si iscrive al Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. Qui conosce molti giovani aspiranti attori e registi; alcuni diverranno i grandi protagonisti del cinema italiano degli anni trenta e quaranta e molti, forse tutti, sono suoi clienti in via del Tritone 197. Anche per Luxardo arriva l'occasione di dirigere un film con protagonista Luisa Ferida, ma un diniego da parte sua nei riguardi dell'attrice conclude subitaneamente la sua carriera di regista. Nel frattempo Luxardo è divenuto fotografo per "eccellenza" e con Ghitta Carell si dividono il mondo dell'aristocrazia, dell'alta borghesia e della cultura. Con lui nel suo studio lavorano nello sviluppo e nel ritocco il fratello Aldo e le sorelle Elda e Aurora; gli attori che posano di fronte a Luxardo possono dire di aver raggiunto il successo. Ciò che compie è una vera rivoluzione nell'idea del ritratto, fino a quel momento legato a una impostazione accademica, anche se nella produzione comune, quella che poi gli consente di proseguire nel suo lavoro di ricerca, sostanzialmente rimane fedele a schemi più tradizionali. La luce è la vera protagonista della sua fotografia, luce diffusa e riflessa. Il cerone e poi il ritocco fatto a mano rendono "immortale" qualsiasi oggetto. Luxardo come punto di riferimento ha i grandi fotografi del cinema americano: Roberto Coburn, William Walling, Laszlo Willingere e Clarence Sinclair Bull. Ancor prima era stato il secondo Futurismo e il movimento di Novecento di Margherita Sarfatti, ma dei nudi della metà degli anni Trenta è vicino al sensuale vitalismo di Edward Weston. Proprio in quegli anni volge la sua attenzione al trionfo dionisiaco di Leni Riefenstahl e nella pubblicità — dove "Vogue" e "Harper's Bazaar" sono i modelli — a Cecil Beaton, George Hoyningen-Huene e Horst P. Horst. Luxardo collabora per le più prestigiose riviste italiane con servizi di moda, arredamento e cinema; le sue foto sono pubblicate su "Bellezza", "Cine Ill

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        Introduction to Aristotle

      NEW YORK: RANDOM HOUSE, 1947. IED. Rilegato. BUONO. 13 18,5. Modern Library USATO

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        Steeple Bush

      Henry Holt and Company, 1947. Hardcover. Fine. Henry Holt and Company, New York 1947. Limited First Edition. Limited to 751 copies. This is number 335/751. Signed by Robert Frost on the Limitation page. I guarantee the signature to be authentic. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards, tight spine. Comes with the slipcase which has stains. Original glassine present.

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        Le temps déborde

      - Editions Cahier d'art, Paris 1947, 18,5x24,5cm, broché. - Edizione originale stampato in 500 copie numerate. illustrato il libro di 11 fotografie di Maria Benz tragicamente scomparso pochi mesi prima, Man Ray e Dora Maar. esemplare raro e bello.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 500 exemplaires numérotés. Ouvrage illustré de 11 photographies de Nush Eluard, tragiquement disparue quelques mois plus tôt, par Man Ray et Dora Maar. Rare et bel exemplaire.  

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        Misty Of Chincoteague (First Printing In Dj, Frank Capra Copy)

      Rand McNally & Company, New York 1947 - 173 unmarked pages. Illustrated endpapers. First issue with "A" on copyright page, no mention of Junior Literary Guild, in correct first issue dust jacket. Bookplate of Lucille Capra (wife of Hollywood film director Frank Capra). Almost no wear, all lettering and design quite clear, but cloth faded in narrow strip along foredge of front and rear board, else near fine. Dustjacket is bright and clean, price-clipped, a few small areas of abrasion to rear panel along with a 1/4" and another 1/2" closed tear; no chips or other damage. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Misty of Chincoteague FIRST EDITION "A" PRINTING

      Rand McNally Company 1947 - Signed by Marguerite Henry on half-title page. First edition, 1947, with "A" designation. Dust jacket missing. Cloth binding with moderate wear at spine tips, corners slightly worn. Name written on front free endpaper, else unmarked. A few spots on front cover, stray mark on back cover. A pleasant copy with a solid binding. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LE DONNE DI MESSINA, Elio Vittorini, AUTOGRAFATO, 1 EDIZIONE, Bompiani 1947 *pp2

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions, New York 1947 - Thin 8vo, re-bound in full pink crushed morocco. New York: New Directions, (1947). First Edition. Fine. Thin 8vo, re-bound in full pink crushed morocco. New York: New Directions, (1947). First Edition. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In a Yellow Wood [inscribed First Edition]

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, 1947. First Edition [stated] 1st Printing. Black Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Book/Very Good Dustjacket. 216 Pp. Black Cloth, Gilt. A Near Fine Book, Gilt Still Brilliant, Immaculate, No Marks Or Stains Or Wear. Dj Priced $2.75, Unfaded, Not Price-Clipped, Light Edge Wear With A 1/4" Squarish Chip At Top Of Front Panel, A Few Very Short Edge Tears And A Few Minute Losses, Some Internal Tape Reinforcements. Inscribed In 1947 To Elizabeth Ann Mcmurray, A Bookstore Owner, Writer And Later An Editor, "With All Friendly Wishes + Thanks" And Signed By Gore [Vidal].

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        Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle *1st, Signed

      Lippincott, New York NY 1947 - An exceptional, first printing copy of the first of the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. Illustrated by Richard Bennett. This lovely copy is beautifully clean, tight, square. The blue boards have dark blue lettering and illustration to cover; pages are bright, and crisp, with no dog-ears, smudging, stains, or handling marks. No previous owner name. SIGNED without inscription by Betty MacDonald on the free front endpaper. The dust jacket has some tears and chipping and sunning to spine, some light soil, still about Very Good. The original price, correct for a first, is intact on front flap. Please see photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Essays of Michel de Montaigne.

      NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1947. - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY DALI. 1 vol., illustrated by Salvador Dali, limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies this being copy #297, signed by Dali on the limitation page. Bound in the publisher's gilt stamped blue cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut, small neat gift inscription to front blank endleaf otherwise FINE, without the card slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Field Guide of Birds in the West Indies.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and front board in black, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. Top edge slightly dusty. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with some minor wear to edges but very good overall, and in far better condition than usually found for this work. Colour illustrated frontispiece, black and white illustrated plate, and vignette illustrations in the text throughout. First edition, first printing, thus (originally published as Birds of the West Indies in 1936). Ian Fleming owned a copy of this book at Goldeneye, his estate in Jamaica, where he sat down to write Casino Royale in 1952; it is the book that gave James Bond his name, for, as the book used to lie on Fleming's kitchen table, as he later explained to the ornithologist Bond's wife, "It struck me that this brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon and yet very masculine name was just what I needed, and so a second James Bond was born". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anthony McAuliffe

      , May 27, [1947]. May 27, [1947]. Rare early Autograph Letter Signed “Tony,” two full pages, 8” x 10.5”, front and verso. Washington, D.C., May 27. With original envelope postmarked Washington, D.C., May 27, 1947. Addressed by McAuliffe to “Gen. Rex Chandler, / 204 Crescent Ave, / San Antonio, / Tex,” marked ”Air Mail,” signed “McAuliffe” in the upper left above printed return address. On letterhead of “The Joint Research and Development Board / Washington 25, D.C.” Fine condition.Before World War II, Anthony McAuliffe and Rex Chandler (1901-1964) were Captains, First Field Artillery, stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Chandler was promoted to Brigadier General in early 1945. Brigadier General McAuliffe parachuted into Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944. He replied “Nuts!” to a formal German surrender ultimatum six months later on December 22, 1944. On February 3, 1945, the 1st Cavalry Division commanded by Brig. Gen. Chandler advanced into Manila, beginning the battle which ended almost three years of Japanese military occupation in the Philippines and led to Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s promised return.On March 7, 1946, the War Department made public the list of 212 officers whose temporary appointments as Generals had been ended in line with the Army’s cut in General officer strength. As published in “The New York Times” on March 8, 1946, the list of 54 who were “Reduced to the temporary grade of colonel, effective March 6” included “Rex E. Chandler.” Chandler, addressed as “Gen. Rex Chandler” by McAuliffe on the envelope, evidently wrote to McAuliffe about retiring as a Brigadier General which would, of course, mean a higher pension.In full, “When I got home last night, I found your letter. I did get busy as soon as I returned from San Antonio. All those to whom I talked gave me the same answer, that Sec. 7 of Pub. Law 101, to which you refer in your letter, prevents retirement in the higher grade if application is made later than six months after reduction. I discussed your case with a number of people; several of whom know you well and displayed a keen personal interest; namely, Cal Smith, the authority in Paul’s office on retirements & Jack Suman, authority in the same field for AGF. I am told that Eisenhower has taken a personal interest in an identical case, the Cg of local Gables Hospital; Beck, I believe. The Chief has been told that he cannot legally retire him as a B.G.” General of the Army Dwight S. Eisenhower served as Chief of Staff of the Army from November 19, 1945 to February 6, 1948.McAuliffe continues, “Cal Smith testified yesterday on the Army list to retire all in their highest wartime grades. He thinks it is a cinch to pass. The Navy already has it. Your case had been acted on before I got back to the office on May 6th. However, if there is any way to get around that Sec. 7, people here would like to know it, as they have several deserving cases. If you have a suggestion, please write me again. I know the whole crowd here and all are most sympathetic and sincerely desirous of finding a solution. Will return your papers, which I left at home. Helen & Pat join me in love to you all. Yours, Tony.” Chandler retired in 1947.

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        TALKS ABOUT CINEMA] Chelovek na ekrane: Chetyre besedy o kinoiskusstve. Dnevnik rezhissyora [i.e. Man on the Screen: Four Talks about Cinema Art. Director's Journal]

      Goskinoizdat, Moscow 1947 - 280 pp.: ill., 28 pl. 22,5x16 cm. In original cloth. Design by Solomon Telingater (1903-1969). Endpapers design made by B. Kolesnikov, designed by S. Telingater. Binding slightly rubbed and soiled, small tear of the paper on the front pastedown. Otherwise near fine. Inscribed by the author on the half-title to director of photography Vitaly Abramov famous for ''Ivan Vasilievich Changes the Profession'' and ''Sportloto-82'': ''To Vitaly Abramov with faith in his future. Sergey Yutkevich''. First edition of the first book about Sergey Iosifovich Yutkevich (1904-1985), a Soviet film director and screenwriter. Between 1921 and 1923 he studied under Vsevolod Meyerhold in Higher Director's Courses and VKHUTEMAS with his friend Sergey Eisenstein. His films often were cheerier than most Russian films as he was influenced by American slapstick, among other things. However he also did serious historical films, docudramas, and biopics. He won Cannes's Best Director Award twice: for Othello in 1956 and for Lenin in Poland in 1966. In Cannes, Yutkevich was a frequent visitor, more than once entered the jury of the famous film festival. He was friends with Picasso and Matisse, and both artists painted his portraits. Elegant in life, he was emphatically elegant in his directorial work. Whether it is the Miners, Counter, Man with a Gun, or Lenin in Poland. Yutkevich was teaching students since 1939. This book is based on lectures he gave at Academy of Film Directing in 1938. Each 'talk' is dedicated to a subject - actor, director, editing, film artist. Second part is director's diary with interesting materials on Soviet cinema and its history. Director's filmography is given in the end. Text is accompanied by many black and white film shots. Worldcat locates copies at Columbia, Berkeley, University of Illinois. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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