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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.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John McCormick]
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        Introduction to Aristotle

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

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Alplaus Books]
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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 York: New Directions, 1947. First. hardcover. fine. 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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Barbara Mader - Children's Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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        GALLARDO. COLECCION DE OPUSCULOS PARA BIBLIOFILOS. Dirección literaria: A. RODRIGUEZ-MOÑINO. I: EL INFIERNO DEL BIBLIOFILO. Carlos Asselineau. II: OBSERVACIONES SOBRE EL ARTE DE LA IMPRENTA. Miguel de Burgos. III: EL ZAPATERO LIBRERO Y LA IMPRENTA EN INGLATERRA (Dos relatos). Carlos Knight. IV: EL LIBRO JAPONES. Eugenio Mouton. V: MEMORIALES TIPOGRAFICOS (1804-1826). Juan José Sigüenza y Vera. VI: LOS AFICIONADOS A LOS LIBROS VIEJOS. Pablo Lacroix. VII: EL ASNO ERUDITO. Juan Pablo Forner. VIII: HISTORIA DE UNA MANCHA DE TINTA (El Manuscrito de Longo). Pablo Luis Courier. IX: LAS BIBLIOTECAS EN LA ANTIGÜEDAD. Justo Lipsio. X: RELACION DE LO OCURRIDO A DOS BIBLIOFILOS SEVILLANOS. Don Lorenzo de Miranda

      - Valencia, editorial Castalia, 1947-48, 10 tomos de 18,5x12,5 cm, Edición de 400 ejemplares numerados. En perfecto estado de conservación

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        Abstrakte Formen. Original- Mischtechnik, Unikat aus dem Jahre 1997. Rechts im Bild handschriftlich signiert und datiert.

      - Beschreibung: Wie man eine Fläche formal reich, interessant und spannungsvoll, ohne gegenständliche Motive abbildet, die lineare Form, die Strukturierung der Fläche, formal-ästhetisch reizvolle und abstrakter Ornamentik, zeigt diese ungegenständliche Arbeit, bizarre, gleichsam in vielen Linien und Flecken zersprengte Formen die der Künstler auf einer Fläche bringt. Farbliche Verhaltenheit prägt seine Bilder. (Zitat de Bernardi). Georges Dussau, wurde am 14.3.1947 in Chalon-sur-Saone, Frankreich geboren. Er studierte an der Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris Malerei und Grafik und ist seit 1970 freischaffender Künstler. Seither bestritt er zahlreiche Einzelausstellungen in Frankreich, Deutschland, Österreich, USA und in der Schweiz. Seine Werke werden regelmäßig auf den wichtigsten Kunstmessen in Basel, Chicago, Paris und New York gezeigt. Zustand: Rahmen minimal berieben, sonst sehr sauber und tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 Bildgröße: 34,4 x 14,5 cm; Gesamtgröße 58 x 37 cm. Mischtechnik in einem exklusiven, hand- verarbeitetem Vergolder- Rahmen mit Passepartout unter Glas.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Antiquariat Schlegl]
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        Dark Carnival.

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1947 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ends of spine bumped, pages toned in the dust jacket with shallow chipping to ends of spine, light rubbing along edges, small chip to rear panel lower edge. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of the author's first book, issued in an edition of 3,000 copies. Signed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Die Geschichte des Tesdorpfschen Geschlechts bis 1920.

      337 Seiten mit 1 farbigen montierten Wappentafel ( wohl von Ed. Lorenz-Meyer ) als Frontispiz sowie einigen schwarz-weißen bzw. getönten Tafeln im Text, Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem kleinen Titelschildchen auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken und umlaufendem Farbschnitt, Klein4 ( 25 x 17,5 cm ). Offenbar nur für den Familiengebrauch gedruckt. Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen. Innen mit altem Besitzstempel auf dem Vorsatz * Dr. G. Tesdorpf, Schäferkampsallee, Hamburg 6 *, wenige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. gering stockfleckig. Vorn lose inliegend die Todesanzeige von Frau Fernanda Tesdorpf, geb. Schwartz , die am 17. Januar 1947 in Blankenese verstorben war. Von insgesamt guter Erhaltung sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1100 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Economics in One Lesson

      London: Ernest Benn, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition. 224 p. Near Fine in Good or better dust jacket. Corners bumped. Jacket front panel has two long thin tears, a few pieces of archival mending tissue on verso. Chipping at extremities, staining to back panel, but no fading. Price intact (6s net.). Rare. A modern classic of libertarian economic thought.

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        La Peste.

      Gallimard NRF 1947 - In-12 ( 190 X 120 mm ) de 337 pages, maroquin rouge, dos lisse janséniste, motifs géométriques mosaïqués en rouge, gris, noir et blanc sur les plats, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, chemise à dos de plexiglass, étui bordé ( reliure signée de Pierre-Lucien MARTIN ) ). Edition originale. 1 des 215 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil des Papeteries Lafuma-Navarre ( après 15 exemplaires sur Japon impérial, 35 exemplaires sur vélin de Hollande et 10 exemplaires sur Madagascar réservés à l'auteur ). Très bel exemplaire dans une belle reliure originale. Littérature Edition-Originale Reliure [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        LA PESTE.

      Gallimard NRF 1947 - In-12 ( 180 X 120 mm ) de 337 pages, cartonnage crème décoré en noir et or d'après la maquette de Mario Prassinos ( Présentation de l'éditeur ). Edition originale numérotée sur Alfa Navarre. Dos légèrement "ombré", sinon bel exemplaire. Littérature Edition-Originale Cartonnage Prassinos Bonet [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Weapon Makers

      Providence: Hadley Publishing, 1947. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Jacket And Frontispiece By Allan Halladay. 224 Pp. Smooth Blue Cloth With Blindstamped Rules Around Edges (No Priority Known But This Seems Likely To Be The Earliest Binding). First Edition, Revised From The Original Appearance In "Astounding Science Fiction". Lightly Used, Gilt Brilliant, Cloth Clean And Unfaded, Slight Rubbing At Corners. Inscribed By The Author "For ---- This Edition Was Limited To 1000 Copies And Is The Original Magazine Version A. E. Van Vogt". Jacket Is Very Lightly Used, Orange Spine Very Slightly Faded To Light Orange (Despite Appearing White In The Photo) With Clear Black Lettering And Five Tiny Waterspots.

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        Dnesni Moskva. [Today\'s Moscow; Moskau heute]. Slovem i Obrazem

      Prague / Prag, Svet Soveta, 1947. 63 (3) Seiten + 62 unpag. Seiten mit meist ganzseitigen Photoabbildungen in Kupfertiefdruck. 30 x 21,5 cm. Roter Original-Pappband mit photoillustriertem Orig.-Schutzumschlag (von Vladimir Smutny). Erste Ausgabe. - Mit Aufnahmen von Vladimir Vlcek aus der Zeit vor der Machtübernahme der kommunistischen Partei, dem sogenannten Februar-Umsturz 1948. Text in tschechischer Sprache. - Umschlag leicht berieben und mit meist kleineren Randläsuren und nur wenigen Einrissen im Kapitalbereich und an den Falzen, mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Kopfkapital. Einbandbezug bindungsbedingt etwas wellig, Kopfkapital minimal angeplatzt. Sonst insgesamt von schöner Erhaltung. // First edition. - Original red paper-covered boards in photo-illustrated dust-jacket. 30 x 21,5 cm. 63 (3) pages + 62 unnumbered pages with b&w mostly full-page photographs (gravure reproductions printed by Schulz). - Dust-jacket minimally rubbed, with some short tears and small chips at spine ends or near flaps. Red covers a bit wavy (due to post-war binding materials), top of spine a bit cracked. Else overall nice, clean condition for this fragile and rare item. - Printed on the eve of the Czech coup d\'état of 1948, with images in the tradition of the New Objectivity, put to use for a new propagandist message. Printed in gravure by Schulz and with the dust-jacket designed by Vladimir Smutny. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Photobücher, Photo books, Russland, Tschechische Photographie, Czech photography

      [Bookseller: Querschnitt - Antiquariat]
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        *ANNUAL REVIEW OF MICROBIOLOGY. Vols. 1-60 (1947 to 2006)

      Palo Alto : Annual Reviews. 1947 1947 ca. 36000 Seiten. Hardcover ohne Schutzumschlag Zustand: Gut bis Sehr Gut min. gebräunt (Innen); Bibliotheksex. mit Klebestreifenrest; Besitzerstempel (Innen); 2-3 Besitzerstempel auf Schnitt; Einband Außen hat geringe Gebrauchsspuren; Zustand: Gut bis Sehr Gut min. gebräunt (Innen); Bibliotheksex. mit Klebestreifenrest; Besitzerstempel (Innen); 2-3 Besitzerstempel auf Schnitt; Einband Außen hat geringe Gebrauchsspuren; Bei angemessenen Preis ist auch der Verkauf von Einzelbänden denkbar; Versand D: 4,75 EUR [Chemie / Drogen / Medikamente / Stoffe / Struktur / Farbe / Kataloge / Kalender / Jahr- / Handbücher / Almanach / Lexika / Periodika / Wörterbücher / Register / Namen]

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        The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks

      Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto 1947 - Signed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 204 pp. Text is free of previous owner's markings. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust jacket is in good shape and in protective plastic. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing . Embossed cloth, covers and spine, beautifully preserved. Light general shelf wear to covers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Canada; 1940s; #99343; Canadian Literature. Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 44800. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LO STATO PROVVIDENTE LINEAMENTI DELLO STATO FUTURO, LIBERAZIONE DEL POPOLO DALLA POVERTA

      SOC. EDITRICE EUGANEA, Conegliano 1947 - ITALIANO "La comunicazione originale della scoperta scientifico-geologica di tre mondi lunari nel suolo del globo contenenti stagno, oro, argento e ferro". Brossura morbida del volume con fioriture alla copertina e quarta. Lieve usura ai bordi e scurimento al dorso. Pagine ingrigite, alcune con aloni di umidità; testi chiari e leggibili con inserimento di alcune tavole su carta patinata bianca, fuori testo, con fioritura. Pagine 15 e 17 con becche inferiori. Piccola annotazione a penna al frontespizio, in basso.

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        Jose Clemente Orozco Exposicion Nacional

      - Secretaria de educacion publica, Mexico, 1947, Catalogo que el instituto nacional de bellas artes publica con motivo de la exposicion nacional retrospectiva Jose Clemente Orozco, (commentary in Spanish only) Signed by Artist, Condition Very Good, cover a bit soiled, some foxing on end pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes choisis

      André Gonin, Lausanne 1947 - En feuilles, dans un double emboîtage cartonné: 21x28, 157pp. Illustré de onze eaux-fortes originales de Roger Ferrero. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires, signés par l'artiste et l'éditeur. Celui-ci, un exemplaire unique (n° 288 sur Vélin du Marais) a été enrichi de 23 DESSINS ORIGINAUX de Ferrero dans les blancs du texte. Ces dessins à la mine de plomb et au crayon gras, avec des rehauts d'aquarelle, ont été réalisés en août 1974 pour "Marcel et Nelly". Roger Ferrero (1915-2004), peintre et galleriste genevois, fut l'un des cofondateur du Groupe des Corps-Saints en 1944. Bon exemplaire, minimes accrocs à l'emboîtage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        YOUR PAST WILL REMEMBER YOU. [SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY]

      Printed at Imperial Press, Cairo, Egypt 1947 - 8vo., 183pp.; VG; in brown wraps, black lettering on spine, mild shelfwear; stapled binding; last page partialy torn along gutter due to the nature of binding; INSCRIBED on ffep by Beglar to Arthur E. Callahan, First Secretary (title) to the U.S. Iraqi Ambassador, dated 27.10.47 in Cairo; Beglar was the Secretary for the American Committee for the Independence of Armenia; incredibly scarce in any condition, let alone as a signed presentation copy; shelved case 2. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

      New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1947. First Edition . Blue Cloth. Near Fine Book/Very Good + Dust Jacket. 9 5/8" Tall. Wesley Dennis. 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.

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        Residencia en la tierra. Obra poética de Pablo Neruda (Tomos 1 "La canción de la fiesta"; Tomo 2 "El Hondero entusiasta, Tentativa del hombre infinito"; Tomo 3 "20 poemas de amor y una canción desesperada"; Tomo 4 "El habitante y su esperanza. Anillos"; Tomo 5 "Residencia en la tierra I"; Tomo 6 ""Residencia en la tierra II"; ; Tomo 7 "Las fueias y las penas"; Tomo 8 "España en el corazón"; Tomo 9 "Dura elegía"; Tomo 10 "Himno y regreso"

      Cruz del sur, Santiago de Chile 1947 - Edición numerada de 1500 ejemplares. DirectorJuvencio Valle. MUY BUENOS ejemplares con caja protectora. T1: (124)pp + índice + colofón; T2: (69)pp + índice + colofón; T3: (109)pp + índice + colofón; T4: (68)pp + índice + colofón; T5: (110)pp + índice + colofón; T6: 120pp + índice + colofón; T7: (80)pp + índice + colofón; T8: (93)pp + índice + colofón; T9: (83)pp + índice + colofón; T10: (111)pp + índice + colofón [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Das Spiel um Deutschland

      Das Spiel um Deutschland ist das erste politische Memoirenwerk seit 1947, das keine Selbstverteidigung, sondern eine objektive Zeugenaussage darstellt. Es enthält sich jeder Schwarz-Weiß-Technik und wirkst dadurch aller Legendenbildung, von welcher Seite auch immer, entgegen... Das Buch bringt eine Fülle bisher unbekannt gebliebenen materials: die interne Geschichte der deutsch-englischen Beziehungen, des Abkommens von München und der Vermittlungsbemühungen vor den kriegserklärungen, Hitlers Entschlüsse im Westfeldzug, die Friedensmöglichkeiten während des krieges, die wahren Gründe für den Ostfeldzug, die Hintergründe um den 20. Juli, die diplomatischen Übergabeverhandlungen mit dem Westen, das Verhältnis Ribbentrops zu Hitler und Hitlers Erkrankung. Der Verfasser war England-Referent und vortragender Legationsrat im Führerhauptquartier, versuchte, den krieg zu verhindern, war einer der unbekannt gebliebenen Mitglieder der Opposition und der einzige Deutsche, der mit den Westalliierten im Auftrage Hitlers über die Kapitulation verhandelt hat... Kurzbiografie der Verfassers auf der Innenseite des Schutzumschlags. Schutzumschlag deutlich beschädigt, Stockflecken vor allem am Buchrücken, leicht gebräunte Seiten, sonst gut erhalten.

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        Le temps déborde

      First Edition printed with 500 numbered copies.Illustrated book of 11 photographs of Nush Eluard, tragically disappeared a few months earlier, by Man Ray and Dora Maar.Rare and beautiful copy. Editions Cahier d'art Paris 1947 18,5x24,5cm broché

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        A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

      New York: Harper & Row, 1947. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed by Betty Smith, inscribed to former owner on the front free end paper. Fading and dimpling to spine cloth, tiny stain to gutter of front paste down, else Near Fine in like dust jacket with toning and dimpling to spine panel, and light edge wear. Illustrated edition with drawings by Richard Bergere.

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        Harry Truman

      October 30, 1947. Typed Letter Signed <I>“Harry S. Truman”</I> as President, one page, 8” x 10.5”. The White House, Washington, October 30, 1947. To Honorable James E. Webb, Director, Bureau of the Budget, Washington, D.C. Plastic tape stain, 0.5” x .75”, in blank lower right where a 5” x 3” Autograph Note Signed <I>“HST”</I> to Webb was affixed – ANS, with identical 0.5” x .75” plastic tape stain, is present. Fine condition.<br /><br />In full, <I>“The Acting Secretary of State, in reporting to me on the progress made in examining the report submitted by the Paris Conference on European Economic Recovery and in the formulation of an Administration position with regard to this report, has expressed great appreciation of the assistance received from you and the members of your Bureau working on this matter. While I naturally expect the fullest measure of co-operation from members of the Executive Departments, I am very gratified at the fine teamwork being displayed both by the individuals and the agencies involved. I have noted it with pleasure, and I commend you and your associates for the great efforts being made in this undertaking. I hope you will pass on to the personnel of your Bureau who have been so helpful, an assurance of my gratitude and appreciation for their work.”</I><br /><br />President Truman then penned a note on a 3x5 yellow slip of paper and affixed it to the lower right edge of the letter with two-sided plastic tape: <I>“Mr. Webb:- This proposition looks as if we should comply. Please talk to Cong Bates about it. HST”</I><br /><br />James Reston reported in “The New York Times” on November 3, 1947, about the Marshall Plan, “to be known officially as the European Recovery Program. According to responsible officials, the main points of this program, which will go to the Bureau of the Budget Friday, may be listed as follows: 1. The Administration will ask Congress to cooperate with the sixteen Paris conference nations in attaining the production goals set out in the Paris report, but will not endorse the $22,440,000,000 total suggested at Paris as the probable cost of the program. 2. Instead, it will ask for authorization to work on the four-year plan and request an appropriation for one year. This one-year request is expected to add up, in one way or another, to between $6,000,000,000 and $7,000,000,000 and Congress will also be asked to authorize the treasury to make available, when necessary, $3,000,000,000 for a European stabilization fund…”<br /><br />Republican Congressman George J. Bates of Massachusetts was a member of a committee of nine members of the House Appropriations and Armed Services Committees who returned to Washington on October 18, 1947, after a six-week study of European conditions. The group demanded immediate action on the Marshall Plan or a similar plan at the earliest possible time to prevent a complete downfall of Europe.<br /><br />On June 5, 1947, in a speech at the Harvard commencement, Secretary of State George C. Marshall called for an American plan to help Europe recover from World War II. On June 19th, the British and French Foreign ministers issue a joint communiqué inviting 22 European nations to send representatives to Paris to draw up a cooperative recovery plan. On July 12th, the Conference of European Economic Cooperation, which became the Committee of European Economic Cooperation (CEEC), met in Paris. In September, the CEEC submitted its report estimating needs and the cost of the European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan) over four years. It provided for the establishment of the Organization for European Economic Cooperation to coordinate the program from the European side. On October 30, 1947, the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary of Stare met with President Truman at the White House.<br /><br />James E. Webb served as Truman’s Director of the Bureau of the Budget from July 13, 1946 to January 27, 1949, and as his Under Secretary of State from January 28, 1949 to February 29, 1952. He was NASA Administrator from 1961-1968.<br />

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        Contour Quarterly. No. 1 (April 1947) through No. 4 (June 1949) (all published)

      A complete run in four issues (each issue 50-70 pp.) of the art and literary journal, each issue containing poetry, prose, and visual art, under the editorial direction of Christopher Maclaine, including contributions from Bern Porter, Jordan Belson, Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan, Philip Lamantia, John Manfredi, James Schevill, Kenneth Rexroth, Basil Marros, Rosalie Moore, Adele Levi, Charles Brittin, Cid Corman, and many others. Illustrated with drawings and photographic reproductions of artworks. Some scattered pencil notations. 8vo. Orig. stapled wrpps., issue no. 3 with color silkscreened wrpps. Previous owner's label inside front cover of issue no. 3, issue no. 4 with some minor creasing. Berkeley, California 1947-1949. Christopher Maclaine was a beat poet living in San Francisco, who went on to make four important and influential yet little-known experimental short films, including The End (1953) and The Man Who Invented Gold (1957).

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