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        Twelve Wood Engravings to the Psalms

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 A set of twelve proof illustrations, each labeled as such in pencil, plus a title page and Table of Contents, for an unpublished edition of Psalms by Gustav Wolf.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 In many ways, this unpublished edition of Psalms would have acted as a follow-up volume to the Book of Job, and was perhaps intended as such while Wolf was alive.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 Overall a fine portfolio of Gustav Wolf's last unpublished work.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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Ale verk fun Y.L. Peretz. 11 Bände in 8Büchern. Komplett.

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

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH]
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        Bend Sinister

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        STEEPLE BUSH

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

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        HAWKSHAW THE DETECTIVE - BLACK & WHITE ORIGINAL CARTOON STRIP.

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

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Les Bijoux indiscrets. Burins en couleurs de Jean Dulac.

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

      [Bookseller: pages volantes]
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        Batouala.

      - P. Editions Georges Guillot 1947. Grand in-8° en ff, sous chemise et étui. 18 gouaches de Paul-Emile BECAT gravées par Louis MACCARD, 13 lettrines et 10 culs-de-lampe de Marie MONNIER. Tirage limité à 418 exemplaires. Un des 350 sur Arches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie In-Quarto]
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        Rocket Ship Galileo

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Guide (Platypus Edition), 5th Ed.

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

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Gids (Zeichnung Eisb?r)

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

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        Der Prozess gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof,

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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        Under the Volcano

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

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        L'homme et les choses -

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        The Burroughs Bulletin Fanzine, Volume I, #'s 1-7

      Vern Coriell 1947 - The first seven issues of this legendary fanzine, produced by traveling circus performer Vern Coriell, with Burroughs' blessing. Short, closed tear to #3; others are fairly well preserved. Also included are two typed, signed letters from Coriell to the subscriber who owned these issues, one dated 1948, the next from 1960, and a fragile one-page 'addtional ad-lib'. All very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grey Matter Books]
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        A Masque of Mercy

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

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Crime et châtiment [Crime and Punishment] [Schuld und Sühne] (Original poster for the 1935 film)

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Masque of Mercy

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

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies

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

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

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

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        5 Zeitgedichte illustriert von Eric. [SIGNED]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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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        PAPERMAKING IN INDO-CHINA.,

      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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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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        HET ACHTERHUIS. DAGBOEKBRIEVEN 12 JUNI 1942 - 1 AUGUSTUS 1944

      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.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Le Testament.

      - P. L'Artisan du Livre 1947. Grand in-8° demi-maroquin bleu à bandes, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couverture conservée, étui bordé. 133 gravures en noir dont 27 H.T. de Gus BOFA reproduites en héliogravures. Typographie en noir et bleu. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires sur vélin. Très bel exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre signée Gus BOFA à GALTIER-BOISSIERE. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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