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        Under the Volcano

      Jonathan Cape, London, 1947. 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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Richard Teschner.

      Wien, Gerlach & Wiedling 1947. Mit 18 Farbtafeln und zahlr. Abbildungen. 104 S. Kl.-4to. Silbergeprägter OHLdr. Reich bebilderte Monographie über den österreichischen Jugendstil-Künstler und Puppenspieler Teschner. - Mit Widmung und signierter Original-Zeichnung Teschners auf dem Vortitel. - Exlibris. Einband mit leichten Gebrauchspuren, ansonsten guter Zustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Richard Teschner, signierte Bücher, Widmungsexemplare, Jugendstil

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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      Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1947. - 7 3/4 x 11 1/2. 102 pages + 3 leaves. The pagination includes two paper specimens and 15 plates of photographs. Red morocco spine, decorated boards, vellum tips by Peter Franck (stamp-signed on rear pastedown). Large bookplate removed from inside front cover, leaving glue residue. Light wear to extremities.Very good+ copy. Hunter studied these Tonkin papermaking villages in 1935, before the Japanese invasion. His monograph provides an important record of a now-perished art. Also of interest are Hunter's "travelogue" and his observations on local social/political conditions. Printed on Hunter's handmade Lime Rock Mill.Typographical ornaments for chapter headings were designed, cut and cast by DH, Jr. The binding paper, made by Hunter, is coated with black India ink and printed with gold Buddhas (a 17th c. Chinese woodcut) with red halos and green lotus. No. 51 of 182 signed copies. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Tel Aviv, 19. IX. 1947. - 1 S. 8vo. Am linken Rand gelocht. An Dr. Mayer: "Sie haben auf der Buchseite der "Palestine Post" vom 12. IX. zwei Artikel über Kafka und Kafka-Interpretation gebracht. Ich glaube, daß es Ihre Leser interessieren wird, nun einmal auch meine Ansicht über diese Frage, die so sehr mit meinem Namen verknüpft wirde, zu [ver]nehmen. Und deshalb habe ich beiliegenden Artikel geschrieben".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        The Everglades River of Grass

      New York: Rinehart & Company, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Robert Fink. SIGNED. 406pp. Octavo [21 cm] Green cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title and dark green ink stamped panel on the backstrip. Green and white illustrated endpapers. Very good. There are numerous thin white stains on the front cover, and the spine ends and corners of the covers are gently bumped and rubbed. In a very good dust jacket, with light rubbing and age-toning, and a number of small closed and open tears in the edges. There are multiple very light moisture stains on the verso of the jacket (not visible on the front). Rivers of America series. Illustrated by Robert Fink. A very good copy of this rare title. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        "The Tin Star" [story in] Collier's Magazine

      New York: Crowell-Collier Publishing Company. December 6, 1947. First. First edition. Folio. Slightly cocked, a little foxing and minor rubbing, original mailing label of magazine subscriber, overall a very good or better copy. Original appearance of Cunningham's story "The Tin Star," which was the basis for the classic Western film High Noon starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in her first major role, written by Carl Foreman and directed by Fred Zinnemann. The film, often described as "a western for people who don't like westerns," is notable for several reasons including its brave and not-so-subtle allegory of blacklisting, its use of a real-time cinematic scenario, and its marketing of a theme song ("Do Not Forsake Me"). Cooper won an Academy Award, and Dimitri Tiomkin won two (one for the song, one for the entire score). The magazine also includes Jack Finney's second published story, and an article by Irving Wallace. An elusive source for a seminal film, High Noon was the highest rated of the eight Westerns selected in the original AFI list of America's 100 Greatest Movies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Unfaithful (Original Film Pressbook)

      Culver City, CA: Warner Brothers, 1947. Original Pressbook for the 1947 film noir. A little-seen noir with an interesting history. Based on the 1940 film, "The Letter," which is in turn an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's 1926 short story of the same title (first collected in "The Casuarina Tree"). Written for the screen by David Goodis and James Gunn. The film infamously failed to give credit to Maugham's story, though the fact that it was so studiously reworked probably has much to do with the author's lack of interest in making a legal matter of it. Ann Sheridan plays a woman in distress accused of lying about her connection with a murdered man, is eventually acquitted in court. Her character presents a unique picture of the noir female, being neither afraid for her sanity or her life, and yet a victim of postwar instability and infidelity in the context of being a military wife (Silver, et al). 16 pages, saddle stitched, folded once, 11 x 17 inches. Very Good plus, with slight separation at the spine, a few tiny closed tears, and light stressing to the fold. Selby (1984) 452. Silver, pp. 313-314. Spicer, p. 421.

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        The Wayward Pressman.

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in green, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Extremities slightly rubbed and bumped, minor wear to corners and spine ends, light mottling to front board, margins of text block toned. A very good copy in a price-clipped jacket with slightly toned spine panel, lightly nicked and chipped extremities, splits along front fold and rear fold loose. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Liebling on the front free endpaper: "For Alfred Byers, A. J. Liebling". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Histoire de la conquète des isles Moluques par les Espagnols, par les Portugais, & par les Hollandois.Amsterdam, Jacques Desbordes, 1706. 3 volumes. 12mo. With 3 engraved frontispieces, engraved portrait of the dedicatee and 32 engraved folding plates, maps and views. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      Lach & Van Kley III, pp. 1148, 1303, 1399; Palau 16091; Sabin 1947. First edition of the French translation of Conquista de las Islas Molucas by Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola (1562-1631). Argensola elaborately describes the conquest of the isles and the wars the Spaniards waged against the Dutch, the Portuguese, the English and the natives, starting with the first Portuguese discoveries of the isles. Even though the main goal is to glorify the Spanish navy overseas, Argensola gives a detailed history of the isles and enumerates the different fruits, spices and animals, along with the different customs and costumes of the people who live there. The engravings show ground plans, native scenes and many coastal views."The most detailed account of events in the Moluccas from the beginning of European commerce there to Pedro de Acuña's expedition..." (Lach & van Kley, 1399)With engraved bookplate. Browning throughout the text and some of the plates. One corner torn off (vol. 3, N5) affecting part of the text. Otherwise a very good copy. Binding also in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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      Uitgeverij Contact, Amsterdam 1947 - Original publisher’s boards, with the exceedingly rare dust jacket, 12mo, ix 252 pages. First Edition of The Diary of a Young Girl, a book which continues to hold its place at the top of many literary lists: the most famous diary of modern times, the most famous work by a teenager, most famous work on the Holocaust, most famous 20th Century work by a Jew. Primo Levi suggested that Anne Frank is frequently identified as a single representative of the millions of people who suffered and died as she did because "One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live. " Otto Frank, Anne’s father spent the remainder of his life after publication of the Diary as custodian of his daughter's legacy, saying, "It's a strange role. In the normal family relationship, it is the child of the famous parent who has the honor and the burden of continuing the task. In my case the role is reversed. " He recalled his publisher's explaining why he thought the diary has been so widely read, with the comment, "he said that the diary encompasses so many areas of life that each reader can find something that moves him personally. " Simon Wiesenthal expressed a similar sentiment when he said that the diary had raised more widespread awareness of the Holocaust than had been achieved during the Nuremberg Trials, because "people identified with this child. This was the impact of the Holocaust, this was a family like my family, like your family and so you could understand this" (Wikipedia, 2012) . Very Good Condition in an attractive Good Condition dust jacket with a quarter size chip at base of spine from the second printing, also from 1947. 1st edition dust jackets are essentially never seen (we have seen one offered for sale in the last 20 years); 2nd printing jackets from dec 1947, which this is, are also extremely rare. An attractive copy of this monumental and rare work, much nicer than usually seen. (kh-2-4) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        Pierre a Feu. Les Miroirs Profonds

      First edition. Maeght éditeur 1947. 24,5x21 cm. 86, (2) pp. Illustrated with 1 original woodcut and 2 original lithographs (including the colored cover and 14 heliogravures). Printed wrappers, with the (unprinted) glassine dust-jacket (small chips). A very good copy.. With texts by Louis Aragon, Paul Eluard, Roger Caillois, René Char, Jean Lescure, Andre Marchand, Emile Dermenghem, Jacques Kober and many others

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        The Open Society and Its Enemies Two Volumes: I The Spell of Plato II The High Tide of Prophecy: Hegel, Marx, and the Aftermath

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1947. Second Printing, 1947, of the First Edition published two years previously in 1945. Both volumes Near Fine, Vol. 1 slight spine lean, Vol. 2 a bottom corner bumped. Both in Very Good dust wrappers, chips at the spine tips, tears at the folds. This set from the library of noted Professor George Nakhnikian, with his ownership signature front endpage both volumes. Nakhnikian was largely responsible for leading two different philosophy departments to positions of national prominence: Wayne State University in the 1950s and 1960s, and Indiana University in the late 1960s and 1970s. . Second Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        L'écho des Fantaisies

      1947. First edition. Grandpierre, Victor. 60 original silver print photographs by Victor Grandpierre, mounted on bristol boards with rounded, gilt edges. 29 x 22 cm. The images depict somewhat surrealistic arrangements of decorative household objects, each illustrating a poem by Louise de Vilmorin. One of 255 sets. The Bristol boards are, inevitably, curled. In the two original portfolio boxes, worn. With an autograph letter from Vilmorin dated Dec. 31, 1947. The decorator Victor Grandpierre became best-known for his design for the first Christian Dior boutique, at 30, Avenue Montaigne, which introduced Dior's first collection at about the same time this edition was published.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Screed of a Safari Scribe

      Privately printed for the author, Tennessee 1947 - 84 pp, Ill, large format, soft covers. The wife of Award winner Berry Brooks recounts the famous hunter's early African game hunt for the big five and plains game. He hunted with none other than Donald Ker and Syd Downey. Later in the safari they went to Kenya's northern frontier district and hunted with Frank Bowman. Inscribed by Virginia Brooks. Also laid inside are five envelopes with picture card showing Berry or Virginia on their travels. Super collector association item. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Alcoholics Anonymous

      New York: Works Publishing, Inc, 1947. First Edition, Eleventh Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, eleventh printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth lightly rubbed, with areas where color has been touched-up. Dulling to gilt on spine. Light waviness to several early pages, several corners creased, but unmarked. An early printing of this A. A. cornerstone.

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        Collection of Five Photographs of the Ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto

      1947 - Original, vintage, black and white photographs. Size: ca. 170 × 110 mm. A collection of five photographs of the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto, taken during Herman Gilman's visit in 1947. Three of the images are showing him and Józef Gitler-Barski among the ruins of the Ghetto, one image an unidentified woman among the rubble and one of a ruins of probably the wall of the ghetto (a copy of this image could be found in the collection of Yad Vashem; Archival Signature: 1605/81, Item ID: 10347). Herman Gilman (1899-1996) was the head of the Combined Jewish Appeal in Boston and a representative of the JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee). Józef Gitler-Barski (1898-1990) was the general secretary of the JDC in Poland. Two of them with printing proofs in pencil on verso (size and title), one with trace of mounting. Overall all the images are in fine condition. Original, vintage, black and white photographs. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire.

      New York: New Directions, 1947. First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the front free endpaper. Light of rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in an excellent dust jacket which has had some professional restoration to the extremities. A Streetcar Named Desire received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The Broadway production was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden. "No one dared approach this new thing without caution. They had just witnessed something unprecedented on the stage, a high-pitched, jagged, alarming--and comical!--drama structure" (Sam Staggs). It is often regarded among the finest of American plays of the 20th century.

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        La difficulté d'être

      Paul Morihien 1947 - - Paul Morihien, Paris 1947, 11,5x17cm, broché sous chemise-étui. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau à Jean-Paul Sartre : ". son ami de tout coeur." Sans être de la même génération et en dépit de tout ce qui pouvait les opposer, Jean Cocteau et Jean-Paul Sartre se fréquentèrent régulièrement à la fin des années 1940 et au début des années 1950 ; à la mort du philosophe, Jean Marais se souviendra des coups de fil réguliers mais aussi des dîners aux interminables et merveilleuses discussions. Après-guerre, Cocteau semblait en effet avoir à cœur de faire oublier certaines de ses compromissions de l'Occupation et des amis aux positions aussi engagées que celles de Sartre pouvaient opportunément y contribuer. Cocteau était aussi un curieux qui ne pouvait manquer de s'intéresser à l'ascension d'une personnalité si complexe. C'est ainsi que les deux hommes oeuvrèrent de concert à la reconnaissance de Jean Genet et qu'ils publièrent en juillet 1948 dans Combat une lettre ouverte au Président de la République, Vincent Auriol, en faveur de la libération de prison du poète-voyou. Quelques années plus tard, Cocteau aidera Sartre à créer un Comité de soutien à Henri Martin, opposant communiste à la guerre d'Indochine condamné à 5 ans d'emprisonnement pour distribution de tracts. Cocteau participera également à la mise en scène des Mains sales, pièce de Sartre créée en 1948 au Théâtre Antoine. En offrant au pape de l'existentialisme un exemplaire dédicacé de La Difficulté d'être, l'infatigable dandy lui soumet l'une de ses œuvres les plus intimes. Dans l'ouvrage, il évoque Sartre, soulignant même qu'avec l'engagement politique, il « a levé un gros lièvre ». Rare témoignage des liens entre deux figures majeures de la scène intellectuelle et littéraire du XXe siècle. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Precious autograph signed by Jean Cocteau to Jean-Paul Sartre: ". his friend wholeheartedly ." Without being of the same generation and despite everything that could oppose them, Jean Cocteau and Jean-Paul Sartre frequented regularly in the late 1940s and early 1950s; the death of the philosopher Jean Marais will remember regular phone calls but also endless dinners and wonderful discussion. Postwar, Cocteau seemed indeed to have heart to forget some of his compromises Occupancy and friends to positions as committed as Sartre could appropriately contribute. Cocteau was also a curious who could not fail to be interested in the rise of a complex personality. Thus the two men worked along with the recognition of Jean Genet and they published in July 1948 in Combat an open letter to President of the Republic, Vincent Auriol, for the release from prison of the poet-hooligan . A few years later, Sartre Cocteau help to create a Support Committee Henri Martin, Communist opponent in the war in Indochina sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for distributing leaflets. Cocteau also participate in the staging of Dirty Hands, Sartre's play premiered in 1948 at the Théâtre Antoine. By offering the pope of existentialism an autographed copy of the difficulty of being the indefatigable dandy subjected him one of his most intimate works. In the book, he recalls Sartre, noting also with political commitment, it "lifted a large hare." Rare example of the links between the two major figures of literary and intellectual scene of the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Wayward Pressman.

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1947. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in green, top edge green. With the dust jacket. Extremities slightly rubbed and bumped, minor wear to corners and spine ends, light mottling to front board, margins of text block toned. A very good copy in a price-clipped jacket with slightly toned spine panel, lightly nicked and chipped extremities, splits along front fold and rear fold loose. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Liebling on the front free endpaper: "For Alfred Byers, A. J. Liebling".

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        MDR - Monatsschrift für Deutsches Recht 1947-1997 (51 BÜCHER)

      Monatsschrift für Deutsches Recht Verlaggesellschaft, Hamburg 1947 - Gewebe (Rot). Zustand: Gut bis Sehr Gut gering gebräunt (Innen); Einband Außen hat geringe Gebrauchsspuren; 90000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Streetcar Named Desire.

      New York: New Directions, 1947. First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by Tennesse Williams and six of the principal members of the original broadway cast. In addition to Williams, it is signed by Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Gee Gee James, Peg Hillias, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden. From the collection of Herbert Adrian Rehner, with his signature, dated 1948, on the front free endpaper. Rehner was a college classmate of one of Karl Malden's younger brothers, and the two made numerous trips to New York in the 1940s. It was during this time they were introduced to the actors that director Elia Kazan had assembled for the Broadway debut of Williams' play. Rehner was a frequent dinner guest of Williams' during this period. Some rubbing to the bottom cloth and extremities in a near fine dust jacket with some of the usual sunning to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A unique item. A Streetcar Named Desire received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The Broadway production was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden. "No one dared approach this new thing without caution. They had just witnessed something unprecedented on the stage, a high-pitched, jagged, alarming--and comical!--drama structure" (Sam Staggs). It is often regarded among the finest of American plays of the 20th century.

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        Murphy. Roman.

      Paris, Bordas 1947 - 20,5 x 13,8 cm, 208 p., Or - Br., sur la page du titre Bordas est indiqué en tant qu' éditeur, tandique la couverture mentionne Les éditions du minuit, Première édition en francais [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Wempe]
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        Black Narcissus (Complete set of British front-of-house cards for the 1947 film)

      London: The Archers, 1947. Complete set of 8 UK color front-of-house cards from the first-run screening of the 1947 film. Each with the contemporary rubber stamp of Girosign, Ltd., on the verso. Front-of-house cards served the same purpose in the UK as lobby cards in the US, but were generally only produced for films shot in color. A very popular format, used in the UK starting in the 1920s and running well into the 1980s. They are distinctive in that their color separation is much finer and the colors more vibrant than what is found in US lobby cards from the same period, and they are produced on a thinner stock. A stone classic from the Powell-Pressburger canon, based on the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden. A visually stunning melodrama, one of the great duo's masterpieces, about the spirtual and melodramatic goings-on at a convent in the Himalayas. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine.

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        Too Many Women

      New York: Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Inscribed (8/25/73) on the half-title by author. NO DJ. Includes returned fan letter (8/9/73, in envelope) asking if he will sign her book with "yes - RS" on her original. Scan of letter available upon request. Text block tight and unmarked.

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      Arizona Highways, 1947., 1947. First edition. Quarto. Red buckram, titles stamped in gold gilt on front cover and spine, illustrated. Full page colored pen and ink drawing on front fly leaf by Ross Santee and addressed to Louis P. Merrill. Louis P. Merrill was a noted Texas ranchman and the author of "Aristocrats of the Cow Country," which first appeared in THE CATTLEMAN magazine in 1946, and was quickly adopted as a collector's guide for libraries and collectors interested in the historical development of the range/cattle industry. Santee has also colored over some original sketches and signed them as by Ross Santee. They appear in the October issue on pages 4, 26, 28, 30, and 33. The Arizona scene is gloriously reflected throughout the entire edition with colorful photographs, artwork, pottery, places to visit, historical discoveries, ranching, and a strong taste of Arizona and its people. Fine, bright, tight copy.

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      New York: United Feature Syndicate, Inc., 1947., 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.

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        Tap Roots (Original screenplay for the 1948 film, Van Heflin's copy)

      Universal City, CA: Universal-International Pictures, 1947. Final Shooting Script for the 1949 film. Copy belonging to actor Van Heflin, with his name in holograph ink on the front wrapper. Brief notations throughout in holograph pencil. Based on James H. Street's 1942 novel. Keith Alexander (Heflin) is a newspaperman covering the Civil War in the Deep South. He falls in love with Morna (Hayward), whose fiancee, Clay (Connor), is away at war on the Confederate side, even though Morna's family would like to remain neutral. Clay plans to attack the would-be neutral citizens, and Morna is left to defend her family and thwart her fiancee's attack. Set in Mississippi, shot on location in Tennessee and North Carolina. Red studio wrappers, noted as FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, dated May 8, 1947. Title page present, undated, with a credit for screenwriter LeMay. 146 leaves, with the last leaf of text numbered 146. Mimeograph, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5/22/47 and 7/18/47. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with three gold brads. Blottner, pp. 269-271.

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        A Streetcar Named Desire.

      New York: New Directions,, 1947. Octavo. Original purple paper boards, titles and pictorial decoration designed by Alvin Luster to spine and front board in black and white. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom black cloth slipcase. Head of spine a little bumped, a hint of rubbing to board edges; an exceptional copy in the unclipped jacket with sunned spine and some nicks and a short closed tear to spine ends. First edition, first printing. The winner of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize, and the basis for the 1951 film of the same name directed by Elia Kazan, and starring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter.

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        Van Gogh, le suicidé de la société.

      - Paris, K éditeur, 1947. In-16 carré, 71-(3) pp., broché, couverture verte illustrée à rabats Edition originale, UN DES 630 exemplaires numérotés sur Marais Crèvecoeur (seul grand papier). Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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      Liaison Office, Osaka Railway Division, NP (Osaka, Japan?) 1947 - 4to. 66 pp. Light brown paper boards; black lettered title on front board. Text, primarily in the form of charts, includes types and measurements of main locomotives used for passenger and freight trains, gasoline cars, electric locomotives and cars, passenger cars and freight cars. Mounted on the pages are 89 original black and white photos, each measuring 4 x 6 in., of the rolling stock, including a picture of the "Dixie Limited, an express train for exclusive use of the Allied Forces, running between Tokyo and Hakata." A very good copy. During World War II, many Japanese companies were consolidated as part of the war effort. With Japan's defeat and occupation by allied forces, the various conglomerates that had bee created were broken up by order of the Supreme Commander Allied Powers. This included the Japanese railway companies, though railroads remained a vital means of transportation not only for locals but for the occupying forces. No listings found on OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The physics of rockets [pt. 2: Physics of rockets: Liquid-propellant rockets; pt. 3: Physics of rockets: Dynamics of long-range rockets]. 3 offprints

      1947 - Seifert, Howard S.; Mills, Mark M. (1917-58) and Summerfield, Martin. The physics of rockets [pt. 2: Physics of rockets: Liquid-propellant rockets; pt. 3: Physics of rockets: Dynamics of long-range rockets]. 3 offprints from American Journal of Physics 15, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1947); no. 2 (Mar.-Apr. 1947); no. 3 (May-June 1947). 1-21; 121-140; 255-272pp. Text illustrations. 267 x 199 mm. Original printed wrappers; boxed. Fine. From the library of Theodore von Kármán (1881-1963), with his characteristic docketing on the front wrappers; Presentation Inscription in Summerfield’s hand to von Kármán, signed by all three authors, on the front wrapper of the first part: "To Dr. Theodore von Kármán In appreciation of your guidance and our long association. Martin Summerfield Mark Mills Howard S. Seifert." Dittoed typescript presentation slip stapled to front wrapper of the third part. First Separate Editions. The first comprehensive study of the physics rocketry published in the United States after World War II, written by three members of Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The three-part paper, published two years after the end of the war, reflects the advances in rocket science made available to the United States after the collapse of Nazi Germany, which during the war had developed the first long-range guided rockets (the V-1 and V-2) and used them as weapons in the last months of the conflict. The paper also discusses the work on liquid- and solid-propellant rocket systems done at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory under the guidance of the lab’s director, Theodore von Kármán, to whom these offprints were presented. Topics covered here include the dynamics of rocket jets, the theory of solid-propellant operation, fundamental of liquid-propellant rocket motors, sounding rockets and escape from the earth, and rockets utilizing nuclear energy. This set of offprints is from the library of aeronautics pioneer Theodore von Kármán, who in addition to directing the JPL at Caltech was also the founder of the Aerojet Engineering Corporation, one of the industrial giants of the jet age. "At Caltech, Karman and his students laid the foundations for aerodynamic design leading to supersonic flight" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Ley, Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel (1951), p. 415. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        PAINTINGS OF THE BALLET. An Inscribed First Edition, Original Drawings, Illustrated Letters and a Signed Photograph of Alicia Markova.

      London: Collins. 1947. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding clean and square with a little bumping to the spine tips and corners. The contents are entirely complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the heavily worn, chipped and repaired dustwrapper (not price-clipped). Inscribed in red ink on the front free endpaper "For Colette / wishing her every happiness always / from Theyre / Février 1950". Further signed in full across the middle of the rear endpaper. Together with a two page autograph letter from the artist to Colette written in black and red ink discussing his recent trip to Switzerland and featuring a beautifully painted tiger to remind her "of the way I used to pounce on the very best of the Patisserie at Tea Time!". With three further drawings, a painted sketch of a ballerina on the reverse of an autograph postcard; A self portrait sketch in red ink of the artist chained and imprisoned, on the reverse of a post office notice stating his parcel was opened and found to contain matches, which is a serious offence and punishable by fine or imprisonment, although in this instance they feel this warning will suffice; a double sided sketch on course brown paper, a townscape (Basel and the boats) in black crayon and on the reverse a tiger head in black and white pastel, signed and titled "zoo de Bale, Switzerland" in pencil. Also included is a photograph of the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Markova signed by her in blue ink to the bottom. An excellent and interesting group of items relating to the notable artist and illustrator best known for his Ballet paintings, the splendid art-deco "Speedbird" logo for Imperial Airways and numerous dustjacket designs such as Ernest Hemingway's Farewell To Arms. . Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Les Chants de Maldoror et Oeuvres complètes. Précédé d'un essai de Julien Gracq : Lautréamont toujours [envoi autographe signé de Julien Gracq à Thierry Maulnier]

      Paris: La Jeune Parque, 1947. Livre. Bon. broché. Dédicacé par l'auteur. Edition en partie originale. Grand In-16. Paris, La Jeune Parque, 1947. 17,5 x 11,5 cm, grand in-16, 313 (6) pp., broché. Edition originale de la longue préface de Julien Gracq. Exemplaire du service de presse enrichi d'un ENVOI autographe signé et daté (15 avril 1947) de Julien Gracq à Thierry Maulnier (Jacques Talagrand, 1908-1988) : "à l'archicube Thierry Maulnier, en toute sympathie". Intéressante association faisant référence à leur fréquentation commune des bancs de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure. Couverture un peu défraîchie, quelques rousseurs aux tranches..

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      New Haven 1947,51,58, Harvard. Blue cloth, very good, 3 vol.. set, complete, appendices, bibliography, index, profusely. illustrated, many figures, drawings, 23 x 31 cm., vols. 1, 2. very good, vol. 3, as new in dj. FIRST & ONLY EDITION RARE. A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO VIETNAMESE ART WORKS CONTENTS: Full description of the three volume set: Volume 1: The District of Chiu-Chen during the Han Dynasty: General Considerations and plates. * Vol. 2: The District of Chiu-Chen during the Han Dynasty: description & comparative study of the finds. * Vol. 3: The Ancient Dwelling Site of Dong-So'n [Thanh-Hoa, Annam], General Description & plates. * An excellent archaeological work and account of the Han tombs & kilns excavated in Thanh-hoa and a general discussion of their contents. Covers the folk-ways of modern Annam Abundant references supplied, throwing a long overdue light on early Chinese culture in northern Annam. It represents the Southern most outpost of early Chinese colonialism. * Very impressive study, covers his three archaeological expeditions in 1934-39, sponsored by Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient & the Yenching Inst. A keen look at ancient Chinese civilization: arts, handicrafts, beliefs and customs. By and large, the most important study of Sino culture in N. Vietnam and S. China ! * Volume 1 & 2 published by Harvard University Press, volume 3 published in Bruges, 1958. The expedition was conducted between the years 1934 and 1939 under the auspices of the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient, the Museums of Paris & the Harvard Yenching Institute. Always rare as a complete set. * CONDITION: Please inquire about any individual edition you may be interested. We can then state more details about condition. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Under the Volcano

      Reynal & Hitchcock, N. Y. 1947 - First edition copy with all first edition points: unstated first, no add'l printings, in first issue DJ (Advance critical acclaim, 4 reviews rear panel, yellow title, red author's name. ) Gray cloth titled in red. Board edges are rubbed and frayed and toned/mildly dampstained. Spine ends have been repaired. Text block edges are toned and there is a very mild wave to the pages. First issue DJ in mylar with $3.00 price has been professionally repaired, but is mildly chipped. Firm binding, unmarked copy, housed in a clamshell box. ; Prev. Owners neat bookplate on fly-leaf. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 375 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brute Force (Collection of 5 original photographs from the 1947 film)

      Los Angeles: Mark Hellinger Productions / Universal Pictures, 1947. Collection of 6 vintage photographs from the 1947 film. 5 are studio still photographs, and one is a reference photograph. Criterion Collection 383. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine. Grant, p. 98. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, pp. 63-64. Selby Masterwork, p. 29. Silver, pp. 59-60. Spicer, p. 406.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Original French Film Program)

      Ealing Studios, 1947. Original British program for the 1947 film, "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, and starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Sally Ann Howes. This Dickens adaptation has gone down in critical history as being truly one of the most Dickensian, with a dark mood and attention to the author's lowdown characters throughout. A colorful program, with original four-color illustrations throughout by Edward Ardizzone. Card wrappers with a full front panel illustration and design by Ardizzone. Saddle-stitched, 16 pages. 10.75 x 8.5 inches. Near Fine. A scarce and very expressive piece from Ealing Studios at the height of its glory.

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        Senza titolo

      Paris: Maeght, , 1947. Ottimo (Fine). Litografia originale stampata da Mourlot in 950 copie non numerate e non firmate per Pierre a Feu "Les miroirs Profonds" del 1947. Cm 24 x 20,5. Questo esemplare è stato firmato da Matisse a matita. Cm 24 x 20,5. Ottimo (Fine). .

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        MESONS, THE PION & THE MUON: "On the Disintegration of Negative Mesons," "The Decay of Negative Mesotrons in Matter," "Mechanism of Capture of Slow Mesons," and "On the Two-Meson Hypothesis" (Physical Review; Volume 71 No. 3, pp. 209-210; Volume 72 No. 5, pp. 314-315, 320-321; Volume 72 No. 6, pp. 506-509) -- 3 Volumes

      The American Physical Society, Lancaster, PA 1947 - The first meson was discovered in 1936. For many years physicists believed this to be the pi meson (now pion) predicted by Yukawa in 1935. Then in 1947, a series of four papers led to the realization that there are in fact two mesons (the pion and the muon) and the one that had been discovered in 1936 is the muon. In the first paper in early 1947, three Italian physicists, Conversi, Pancini and Piccioni, noted unusual results in the decay of cosmic ray mesons. A few months later, Fermi, Teller, Weisskopf, and John Wheeler concluded from these results that the interaction of mesons was much weaker than predicted by theory. Shortly thereafter, Marshak and Bethe built on these findings to propose the two-meson hypothesis. Note: Three of the authors (Fermi, Wheeler and Bethe) became Nobel Laureates. 145-214, 281-326, 439-539 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are quite clean inside and out, very minor age toning to spines. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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