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        Analytica Chimica Acta. International Journal dealing with every Branch of Analytical Chemistry / Revue Internationale Consacrée a tous les Domaines de la Chimie Analytique / Internationale Zeitschrift für alle Gebite der analytischen Chemie.

      Amsterdam u.a., Elsevier, 1947-1970. - ISSN: 0003-2670. Titel rückseitig gestempelt, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 25000 8°. Graue Halbleieneneinbbände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Screed of a Safari Scribe

      Tennessee: Privately printed for the author, 1947. First Edition. Soft cover. VG+. 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.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        American Folksong [Lengthily Inscribed, with Original Watercolor]

      New York: Moe Asch / Disc Company of America, 1947. First Edition. An important Guthrie book, containing a number of his best songs; one of his toughest to find in acceptable condition, and very rare signed. In addition to the colorful watercolor presentation, this copy includes an extraordinary, lengthy inscription in which Guthrie reminisces on the birth and death of his daughter Cathy Ann, who had died in an electrical fire a few months previous: "...it makes me think about the longtime question of how can several good things all take place on some one certain night and then turn right around and see so many worser and sadder things happen on some other night...just a little few of the many good reasons why I drawed such a big pretty mark through that same night and date so I can just sit back now and watch Lily and Sandy and my calendar and almost feel my good feelings grow." Research has failed to turn up the identity of "Lily and Sandy" (no one with these given names is referenced in the finding aid to the Guthrie family papers at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa); but given the context -- elsewhere in his inscription Guthrie describes hearing Sandy "play that piano down there in Dave and Ethel's basement" -- we imagine these to have been musician friends, perhaps from Guthrie's Mermaid Avenue neighborhood, or perhaps visiting to attend on Marjorie during the latter stages of her most recent pregnancy (Woody and Marjorie's second child, Arlo, would be born a few weeks after this inscription was made). One of the more remarkable Guthrie inscriptions we have encountered, in its own right comprising a "lost" manuscript of considerable depth and pathos. Small quarto (25cm). Pictorial, stiff card wrappers; 48pp; illus. Tight, Very Good copy. Watercolor presentation inscription inside front cover: "To Lily & Sandy / 16 June 1947 / The Guthrie Outfit / Coney Island." Further inscribed in blue ink, in the forward margin of each leaf (the inscription thus totalling 24 lines, transcribed below), and signed at final leaf "Woody Guthrie." In custom drop-back, flannel-cloth box.

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        Document signed twice ("Fidel Castro Ruz").

      Havana, 10. X. 1947. - Folio. 2 pp. Income tax return form, signed twice by Castro as candidate lawyer. - Somewhat spotty, browned and wrinkled; some damage to edges. - Rare so early. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Wanderer (Le Grand Meaulnes) : Illustrated By John Minton

      The First UK Edition Thus published by Paul Elek in 1947.The BOOK is in near FINE condition and appears unread.Tanning to the page edges due to the quality of paper used.Mild pushing at the spine ends.Free from erasures,markings and inscriptions.A sharp copy. The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD+ condition.A little loss and edge wear to the spine ends and upper front edge.Small closed tear to the upper rear cover.Some old tape reinforcement to the verso in places which does not show through to the front.Coloured Illustrated panels are all complete.The classic French novel translated here by Francoise Delisle and wonderfully illustrated with full page B/W illustrations by John Minton.The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.Very scarce to find with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Épreuves d'imprimerie avec corrections et additions autographes, Jérôme Cardan, Ma Vie, Pages magistrales.

      1947 - 86 pages in-8 numérotées à la main, dont 4 pages autographes, sous couverture cartonnée autographe. Épreuves de l'autobiographie de Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576) : Jérôme Cardan, Ma Vie, Pages Magistrales suivie de Préceptes pour mes fils, traduite du latin par Paul Le Gendre de l'Académie de Médecine, et Gilbert Lely. Ouvrage en réalité entièrement retravaillé et édité par Lely sur ce mathématicien, médecin, astrologue, physicien, inventeur, philosophe, etc., de la fin de la Renaissance italienne. En page 2, Lely a rédigé la Table autographe du livre ; en page 4, il a également rédigé un Avertissement autographe, qu'il signe de ses initiales : "Ces pages ont été publiées de janvier 1937 a janvier 1938 dans la revue Hippocrate dont j'étais le rédacteur en chef. La traduction de M. Paul Le Gendre, qui m'avait été remise par des héritiers, était très correcte [.] mais à l'état de brouillon". Il l'a retravaillée complètement et en a modifié la forme, mais il précise qu'il n'avait pas, à l'époque de la publication dans Hippocrate, fait figurer sa signature à côté de celle de Le Gendre: "On ne l'y rencontre qu'au bas des fragments de Jérôme Cardan parus dans le numéro des Cahiers G.L.M. consacré au Rêve et publié sous la direction d'André Breton en mars 1938". Les épreuves de sa Notice sur Jérôme Cardan comportent de nombreuses corrections, ajouts autographes et rajouts de paragraphes autographes. Le reste des épreuves comporte également quelques corrections et ajouts autographes, ainsi que des corrections typographiques. Bel ensemble montrant le critique-poète au travail. Photographies supplémentaires disponibles sur demande et envoyées par mail. Poids 200 g. Envoi Colissimo. Frais d'envoi 6,45 euros sur la France, 12,15 UE et Suisse, entre 16,20 et 23,70 euros pour le reste du monde, à spécifier selon zone. Possibilité de remise en mains propres sur Paris, n'hésitez pas à me contacter avant de passer commande. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cyrano de Begerac. Comedie heroique en cinq actes en vers. Representee a Paris, sur le Theatre de la Porte-Saint-Martin le 28 decembre 1897.

      Orleans, Maurice Rouam 1947 - 274 SS., 5 Bll. Mit zahlreichen, teilweise doppel- und ganzseitigen handkolorierten Illustrationen von A. Dubout. Folio. Lose Bogen in OUmschlag und Hln.-Schuber. Nr. 1261 von 1610 Exemplaren auf "papier de Rives blanc B.F.K. filigrane". (Gesamtauflage 1636 Ex.). - Rundum minimal bestoßen, Schuber mit Leinenstreifen an den Kanten verstärkt, innen sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Andreas Moser]
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        The prints of Joan Miró.

      New York, Curt Valentin, 1947. (1:) Texthäfte i 8:o omfattande sammalagt [40] sidor: [vi] + 24 s. + 5 planscher. (2:) Klotmapp med 42 planscher, av vilka 2 är anslående pochoirbilder i färg. Röd originalklotmapp med tryckta titeletiketter, aningen blekt rygg men i mycket gott skick.. Trycktes i en sammanlagd upplaga om 1500 exemplar (av vilka 100 exemplar numrerades och tryfferades med signerade etsningar, nr 1-50 hade två gravyrer, nr 51 -100 hade en)

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        Le Da Costa EncyclopŽdique. Fascicule VII Volume II. / Le mŽmento universel. Da Costa. Fascicule I. / Le mŽmento universel. Da Costa. Fascicule II.

      [Paris n pr ] [Paris] Jean Aubier [1948] ibd [1949] 1947 - First editions. Original printed wrappers. All published.1.) Folio. Upper wrappers with tear and discoloration to corners, see image. 2.) Quarto. Small hole to lower wrapper; unopened. 3.) Quarto. Small tears to lower wrapper; unopened.¦ ãThe Da Costa appeared unannounced in certain bookshops in St-Germain-des-PrŽs in the autumn of 1947. Anonymous and deliberately designed so that it appeared to be one fascicle, and not the first, of an encyclopaedia being published periodically, it began not only in mid-sentence, but mid-word and bore the heading Fascicle VII, volume II . It was of insolence and immoderate use of sarcasm . The Da Costas, by remaining anonymous, and enthusiastically stirring so much invective into the ideological pot, were obviously not aiming for reconciliation, and if some of the attacks today are obscure . those on the institutions of state, church, learning etc. are still fresh and steaming .Ò (A. Brotchie, 1995 edition of Le Da Costa .)Articles in the Da Costa are by Georges Ambrosino, Georges Bataille, Francis Bouvet, AndrŽ Breton, Jacques Brunius, Jacques Chavy, RenŽ Chenon, Charles Duits, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Ferry, S‡ndor Garay, Jindrich Heisler, Marcel Jean, Robert Lebel, Patrick Waldberg and a few more. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Identity of the Microsomal Lipoprotein-ribonucleic Acid Complexes with Cytologically Observable Chromidial Substance (Cytoplasmic Ribonucleoprotein in the Hepatic Cell

      S. Afr. J. Med Sci (1947), 12, 53-60 - Afr. J. Med Sci (1947), 12, 53-60 Offprint. Self-wrappers as issued. First separate edition. Rare. Very good. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        There is a Spirit in Europe: A Memoir of Frank Thompson

      London: Victor Gollancz 1947 - 8vo., green cloth lettered in gilt; worn dust jacket. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed by Theodosia and Edward Palmer Thompson: "To Phil and Lois with love from Theo and Palmer," on the front endpaper; laid-in is a typed manuscript letter (December 25, 1943), signed by Frank Thompson (1920-1944), and published "There is a Spirit," affixed to a photograph of Frank (1943), also reproduced in the volume. In "There is a Spirit," a compilation of diary entries, letters, and poems by Frank, Theodosia and Edward had sought to commemorate the life of their celebrated son/brother, the executed British officer who had acted as a liaison between the British Army and the Bulgarian communist and antifascist partisans during World War II. The recipients, Lois Jessup, was a noted educator and philanthropist, and her husband Philip C. Jessup, a judge on the International Court of Justice and United Nations ambassador at large, was credited with playing a major role in ending the Soviet blockade of West Berlin. A compelling presentation copy, linking the iconic diplomat Philip Jessup with his family relation Theodosia Jessup. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        El Solar Vasco Navarro.

      Los Autores. Salamnaca, Imprenta Comercial Salamantina - Madrid, Roberto López. 1947 - Segunda edición. 6 volumenes, 25.5 x 18cm. 319; 536; 430; 492; 392; 407pp. 123 láminas fuera de texto impresas en 7 colores (con inclusión de oro y plata), con un total de 1,968 escudos reproducidos. Holandesa puntos posterior, con nervios y doble tejuelos. Palau 98582. Obra completa en 6 volumenes. Ejemplar número 122 de una tirada limitada (son 200 los suscriptores). Muy buenos ejemplares en elegante encuadernación. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

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        Notes sur le rire EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Nagel, 1947. Fine. Nagel, Paris 1947, 12x19cm, broché. - Original, one of 100 numbered copies on vellum Marais, only large paper edition. Signed autograph author Andre Prunier with a pencil on the half-title page. Pleasant copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais, seuls grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Marcel Pagnol à André Prunier au crayon de papier sur la page de faux-titre. Agréable exemplaire.  

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        Rivista trimestrale di diritto e procedura civile. Diretta da Tullio Ascarelli - Walter Bigiavi - Antonio Cicu - Enrico Redenti.

      Giuffrè 1947-1991, Milano - La rivista fu fondata nel 1947. n.d. p. annate dal 1947 al 1967 1969 1975 1977 1978 1979 1980 1983 1985 1989 1991 per un totale di 31 annate in-8

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        A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

      (New York):: New Directions Book. (1947).. First edition of the play that starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy et al. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. The book has some minor wear on paperboard edges but is otherwise very good, in a mauve dust jacket with fading on spine and edges, small hole on front panel, and ¼" chips on top edges and bottom of spine. .

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        L'homme & les choses EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Seghers, 1947. Fine. Seghers, Paris 1947, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Johannot, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire de ce texte consacré à Francis Ponge. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Johannot, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire de ce texte consacré à Francis Ponge.

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        L'etre et le neant. Essai d'ontologie phenomenologique

      Paris: nrf, Librairie Gallimard, 1947. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Decorated boards with gilt lettering on spine. Bibliotheque des Idees. Edition limited to 1.040 numbered copies. This is number 521. EXEMPLAIRE SUR ALFA. Light foxing to first 6 pages and edges of book block. Minimal egdgewear to spine ends. Inside clean, no marks, inscriptions or bookplates. 724 pp. 22 x 15 x 5 cm. Rare, limited edition of one of the most important philosophical works of the 20th century. .

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        Braque Le Patron

      Geneva: Editions des Trois Collines, 1947. One of only 65 copies, signed by Braque and the author, with two original Braque lithographs. Deluxe edition, the trade edition appeared in 1946. One of 65 copies signed by both Braque and his friend the author Paulhan, and printed on velin du Marais, this no. 39. (A further 25 copies were printed on velin d'Arches with an additional signed lithograph). 2 original lithographs designed by Braque especially for this edition being the three-colour lithograph on the wrappers and the two-colour lithograph on the first page of the text. 57 superb tipped-in plates, one in colour, which reproduce several of Braque's paintings. Tall quarto, in the original lithographed Braque wrappers, housed in the original blue cloth and paper backed white chemise and blue slipcase (the latter is rather worn but intact), some wear with a small tear on bottom left hand corner of wrappers, very clean internally being largely an unopened copy.

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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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        Nice Travail and Joie. Farbige Original-Lithographie.

      Gedruckt bei: Mourlot,, Paris, 1947 - Paris, Gedruckt bei: Mourlot, 1947. Bildgrösse: 99x63,5 cm. Im Stein signiert. Oben mit kleinen Anriss, sonst guter Zustand. Oben mit kleinen Anriss, sonst guter Zustand. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Plakat - Qui. Lithographie.

      Zürich, Wolfensberger, 1947 - 128 x 90,5 cm, Zustand B Herausgeber: Comité des Syndicats pro AVS. (Gewerkschaftliches Aktions-Komitee pro AHV). Plakat für die welsche Region. 1200 gr.

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        Haute surveillance EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Les cinéastes bibliophiles, 1947. Fine. Les cinéastes bibliophiles, Paris 1947, 13x19cm, broché. - Edition strictly hors commerce and 60 numbered copies printed on Lana, ours in the name of the actress Simone Renant. Back and slightly flat and marginally bitten and imaged. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale strictement hors commerce et imprimée à 60 exemplaires numérotés sur Lana, le nôtre au nom de l'actrice Simone Renant. Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement piqués et insolés.

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        Endymion. A Poetic Romance by John Keats

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1947. 'A thing of beauty is a joy forever'. 58 wood-engravings by John Buckland-Wright. One of 400 copies (this no. 181), there were also 100 special copies. Tall 4to., a good, bright copy in original quarter white vellum with brown buckram boards, spine lettered in gilt, image of Cynthia amongst the stars and planets by Buckland Wright in gilt on upper cover, top edge gilt, others uncut. Few small marks to spine, p.91/2 very browned, as is often the case, otherwise very good. Endymion in a quest for ideal beauty, explores woods and glades, the underworld, the depths of the sea and then the skies where he finds the ultimate object of ideal beauty in Cynthia, goddess of the moon. Buckland Wright upholds the romance and "maintained ectasy" of Keats's great poem in his seemingly constant stream of passionate wood-engravings. Reid A47b, 175

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        A Short History of the 57th Light Anti-Aircraft Regt Royal Artillery

      Gale & Polden, 1947. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; some discolouration and paper residue on front board but otherwise a firm copy good internally. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Mies van der Rohe

      New York: Museum of Modern Art,, [1947]. Small quarto. Original pale green cloth, titles to spine and front board black. With the dust jacket. Lower corner of front board bumped, extending through text block; otherwise an excellent, fresh copy in the jacket with some minor nicks to extremities, very small chip to foot of front panel and and short closed tear to head of rear panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dark Carnival

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House,, 1947. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Corners and spine-ends very lightly scuffed. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed dust jacket with some faint spotting to rear panel and negligible chipping to head of spine. First edition, first printing of the author's first published book. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to "Bennie!" in pink felt-tip.

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        Nice Travail and Joie. Farbige Original-Lithographie.

      Paris, Gedruckt bei: Mourlot, 1947.. Bildgrösse: 99x63,5 cm. Im Stein signiert. Oben mit kleinen Anriss, sonst guter Zustand..

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        Three Academic Pieces. The Realm of Resemblance. Someone Puts a Pineapple Together. Of Ideal Time and Choice

      [Cummington, MA]: Cummington Press, 1947. 36p. 19cm. In an edition of 246 copies printed from Baldo & Poliphilus types and from initial letters cut in wood by Wightman Williams, this is copy 91 of those numbered 1 through 102 on Worthy Dacian paper. One of an unknown number of review copies sewn in card with plain brown paper jacket and ribbon tie. Review card laid-in. Bookplate of Dan Norton. Slight fading at edges of covers; paper jacket torn at the spine ends. In very good condition. [Edelstein: A 12].

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        Original drawings and calculations used for the restoration of the 1905 Wright Flyer II

      [Washington, DC], c. 1947-1948. various. "Orville Wright suggested that the 1905 Wright Flyer III be restored for display. He and his brother Wilbur had considered this plane to be the world?s first practical airplane. Here offered are five 8.5"" x 11"" original sheets with pencil drawings, notes, and calculations made at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC by Louis P. Christman (some folds, nicks) with one 8.25"" x 7.25"" retained carbon ""Request for Inter-Department Work"" signed in carbon ""L P Christman"" and ""H D Geyer,"" his supervisor.These drawings were ""quite satisfactory"" to Orville Wright. Christman?s drawings are well documented in the Smithsonian Institution?s National Air and Space Museum. Knowledgeable men and women who have produced models and full-sized planes since 1948 have relied most exclusively on the ?Christman Drawings.? The Smithsonian Institution has recently produced framed copies of Christman?s three view plate, with consideration in print concerning the works of Christman.In 1946, Dayton, Ohio industrialist Edward Deeds, determined to build a historical park in Dayton, asked Orville Wright to contribute an airplane. Orville suggested the 1905 Wright Flyer III which had been abandoned in Kitty Hawk in 1908, but was salvaged in 1911.Orville acquired the remaining pieces and worked with Louis P. Christman (an employee of National Cash Register) and Harvey D. Geyer (a former employee of the Wright Company) to restore it. Orville did not live to see the Flyer III restored ?" he died of a heart attack on January 30, 1948. The Flyer III was completed and unveiled at Carillon Park in Dayton, Ohio in June 1950. Because it was the final result of the seven years of experimentation that led to the invention of the airplane, many historians have called it aviation?s most valuable artifact.Louis P. Christman (1893-1972) and Harvey D. Geyer (1891-1952), his supervisor, were given the opportunity to work closely with Orville Wright (1871-1948) in order to produce an accurate set of drawings, or blueprints, for the 1900, 1901, and 1902 gliders, as well as the 1903, 1904, and 1905 Wright Flyers.Since no complete drawings were ever produced by Orville and Wilbur Wright during the building and flying of the planes, it was required that Christman travel to Washington, DC to the Smithsonian Institution to take measurements and make drawings from the original 1903 Flyer that is displayed there, and to discuss these drawings with Orville Wright. Continued meetings and conversations between Orville Wright and Christman resulted in a very refined set of drawings of the 1903, 1904, and 1905 Wright Flyers and their engines.Christman began the restoration of the 1905 Flyer in 1947, on the grounds of the National Cash Register Co. This project involved not only incorporating as many original parts as could be obtained, but the designing and machining of matching parts in order to complete the aeroplane. This restoration project took Christman approximately 19 months, from the drawing stage to the completion of the frame. Final construction and assembly was completed at Carillon Historical Park, where the plane was reassembled and fabric was stretched."

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        Electronic machinery for handling information, and its uses in insurance. Offprint

      1947 - Berkeley, Edmund C. (1909-88). Electronic machinery for handling information, and its uses in insurance. Offprint from Transactions of the Actuarial Society of America 48 (1947). 36-52pp. 228 x 153 mm. Original printed wrappers, a few tiny spots, almost invisible staple-holes in front wrapper. Very good copy. Former owner’s name-stamp (Clifford J. Maloney) on wrappers. First Edition, Offprint Issue. The first published paper on the commercial application of electronic / electromechanical computing in private industry (outside of the telephone company). Drawing on material that he would later publish in his famous Giant Brains or Machines that Think (1949), Berkeley described the four large-scale computing machines then in operation—MIT’s Differential Analyzer; Harvard’s Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator; the Moore School’s ENIAC; and Bell Laboratories’ Relay Calculator—and discussed the machines’ information-processing capabilities and their potential uses in the insurance industry. "It is natural to call these machines mechanical or electronic brains and to speak of them as machinery that thinks. This new machinery is certain to have far-reaching effects in all fields where the handling of information is the bulk of the work. . . . Much of the material in this paper is taken from a forthcoming book on the subject by the present writer, and is used by special permission of the publisher" (p. 36). Berkeley, a seminal figure in the history of modern computing, was introduced to computing (using punched-card machine methods) while working as an actuary at Prudential Insurance. In 1942 he joined the Navy and was assigned to the Harvard Computation Laboratory, where he worked with Howard Aiken on the Harvard Mark II. In 1946 Berkeley returned to Prudential where he helped create a prototype premium billing trial for the Harvard Mark I and participated in studies that led to Prudential’s purchase of one of the first UNIVAC I computers. He also began working on Giant Brains and in 1947 founded the Association for Computing Machinery. In 1948 he left Prudential to found his own company, and in 1951 he began editing and publishing Computers and Automation (later renamed Computers and People), the first periodical specifically devoted to computing. He also headed his own publishing firm, consulted for industry, and invented and sold several build-it-yourself electronic computers and small robots (Simon, Squee, Tyniac, Brainiac, etc.) as educational tools. In his later years he became known as the conscience of the computer industry through his often-expressed belief that computers should be used not for military or destructive purposes, but only for the benefit of society. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les Fleurs Du Mal

      1947. MATISSE, Henri. Les Fleurs Du Mal. By Charles Baudelaire. Illustrated with an original etching on Chine, 33 original photo-lithographs, 69 original woodcuts (including initials, culs-de-lampe, and 10 full-page illustrations), all by Matisse. 4to., 286 x 230 mm, bound in original printed wrappers with 2 original designs by Matisse. Preserved in a new half morocco folding box. [Paris]: La Bibliothéque Française, 1947. First Edition, one of 300 copies on Rives, SIGNED by Henri Matisse on the statement of justification. Planning on this immense work began in 1930, but production was interrupted by WWII. In September, 1944, after months of labor, Matisse finished his famous portraits inspired by three models: Carmen (of Haitian origin), A. Nelck and Lydia Delectorskaya. During this lengthy process, Matisse continued to read, and re-read, Baudelaire's poems in order to preserve a sense of cohesion and unity. After the images were printed, all the lithographic stones and woodblocks were destroyed. In extremely fine state. Duthuit 19.

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        Jazz.

      Verlag Gerd Hatje Stuttgart. 1947. German prospectus promoting the 1947 Verlages Teriade publication of Jazz. Original printed portfolio (24,5 x 19 cm) containing 8 pages leaflet; title page, five pages of Matisse quotations, one-page foreword by Kurt Martin, one-page extract of text from Jazz, one-page list of plates contained in the original book and Matisse's bibliography. German text. With 2 pochoirs (or stencil process) in colours, reduced in size directly from the original cut outs illustrations by Matisse, with the usual central vertical fold. "Le Lanceur de Couteaux" (pl. 15). 24 x 37.5cm. "L'Enterrement de Pierrot" (pl. 10). 24 x 37.5cm.. Portfolio somewhat worn, tear at top of head (c. 27 mm). Inscribed by [Lars] Laurentii and with his orange red chop. The 8-pages leaflet with tear at head ( c. 53 mm). Plate Le Lanceur de Couteaux with a short tear at the left margin (c. 13 mm) and a minor at the right (c. 3 mm) and at top of the fold (c. 4 mm), L'Enterrement de Pierrot with similar tear to folder. Both plates slightly wrinkled at top folder and with minor light toning. Needless to say but this is a rare item

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        WALTZ INTO DARKNESS

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1947. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; gray cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in burgundy on spine and front cover; burgundy topstain; dustjacket; 310pp, [8]. Some pinpoint wear to spine and rear cover extremities, else fresh and Fine with a bright, even topstain. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.75), with minute wear to spine ends and front flap corners, two tiny tears, and light dustiness to rear panel; very Near Fine, with the spine colors completely unfaded. An exemplary copy of the author's eighth book written under the William Irish pseudonym, a story of deceit and suspense set in New Orleans during the 1880's. Basis for François Truffaut's 1969 film noir 'Mississippi Mermaid' ('La Sirene du Mississippi'), starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve, as well as the more recent adaptation 'Original Sin,' starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. Nevins, p.483.

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        DAS ZAUBERSCHIFF / THE MAGIC SHOP

      LEIP, HANS. PACIFISM. DAS ZAUBERSCHIFF / THE MAGIC SHOP by Hans Leip. Hamburg: Hammerich u. Lesser (1947). 4to (10 x 10 7/8"), stiff pictorial card covers, spine paper chipped off in a few places else VG+. 1st edition 1st printing of this picture book (later printings are stated) with text printed in both German and English. Illustrated by Hans Leip with bold and unusual expressionistic color lithographs. (Leip was the author of the song "Lily Marlene"). The text describes a fantasy trip in a magic ship that takes little children all over the world, but it's theme has political overtones of socialism and pacifism. One segment about the rich and the poor ends "One is given much and another little. It would be better to divide it all fairly, so that each would have what he needs." It ends with: "So trade and commerce blossomed again and the stupidity of the war was at an end. May this become a reality in the world for the joy of Everyman." Bilderwelt 785. Fascinating and quite scarce.

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        Research in Germany on the technical application of atomic energy. Offprint

      1947 - Heisenberg, Werner (1901-76). Research in Germany on the technical application of atomic energy. Offprint from Nature 160 (1947). 10, [1]pp. 212 x 145 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Fine copy. First Edition in English, Offprint Issue. During World War II Heisenberg was one of the principal scientists leading research and development in Germany’s nuclear energy program. At that time the Allies had no idea of how far Germany had progressed in the quest to build a nuclear reactor, but given Germany’s leading role in the advancement of nuclear physics they had every reason to believe that the Nazis were ahead of the game—in fact, the fear of a German "atom bomb" was one of the main reasons behind the establishment of the Manhattan Project. This fear turned out to be groundless: Due to a combination of factors, including Hitler’s dislike of "Jewish science" and the "White Jew" Heisenberg, Germany had fallen far behind the United States in the development of nuclear energy. fter the bombing of Hiroshima Heisenberg became one of the primary crafters of Germany’s official account of its wartime nuclear energy program. In December 1946 he published his first postwar summary of the program in the journal Naturwissenschaften; the present English translation, slightly abridged from the German, appeared in Nature the following August. In the summary Heisenberg argued that Germany’s failure to advance its nuclear program was due both to enormous technical difficulties and to the lack of political and financial support; he also played up his own role in slowing down the project by quashing Nazi officials’ hopes for the imminent development of atomic weapons. "Heisenberg’s self-serving account parallels but overinterprets actual events. He especially did try to maintain scientific control over the [nuclear energy] project. He was also aware of the theoretical possibility of a nuclear explosive by late 1941, he did not demand a crash research and development to build one, and he did seem content to work for the rest of the war on the more modest program of building a reactor. It is difficult to assess his intentions and motives beyond that. But from what we know of his activities and research, there is nothing to support the notion that Heisenberg actually hindered the project in any way to keep an explosive out of Hitler’s hands or even that he himself had that much control of the situation" (Cassidy, Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg, p. 510). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rare Signed First Edition of ?F.D.R His Personal Letters?

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo. "Book Signed ?Eleanor Roosevelt? on the front free-endpaper. ?F.D.R. His Personal Letters ?" Early Years.? Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt, Edited by Elliott Roosevelt. Duell, Sloan and Pearce: New York, 1947. No dust jacket. Copyright page states ?First Edition.? Five line inscription as a birthday present to previous owner is penned in upper third of front free-endpaper above Mrs. Roosevelt?s bold 4?-long signature. Stain along inside edges of last two index pages. Toning at perimeters of front pastedown and free-endpaper. Minor flaws on navy cloth boards. Very Good condition."

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        Official Guide Book (Giraffe), 2rd Ed.

      San Diego 1947 - 13 x 19 cm 172 Seiten 290 gr. Gebrauchsspuren am Einband (besto?en und berieben, mit Knicken), leicht nachgedunkelt, hinten mit Bleistiftnotiz [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DICK AND JANE FIGURES [SALLY AND HER PLAYMATES]

      - DICK AND JANE. (FIGURES) DICK AND JANE FIGURES - SALLY AND HER PLAYTMATES. Offered here are 6 Dick and Jane figures in the original Scott Foresman envelope, with a 4 page pictorial brochure enclosed, ca 1947. Each figure is in color on printed cardboard with stands with printed flaps indicating that they are to be used with the Basic Readers. All are brightly illustrated in color including Dick (9 1/2"), Jane (8 1/2"), Sally (7"), and Spot (the dog 5"), Tim (the bear 6") and Puff (the cat 5 1/2") in near fine condition. The 4 page printed brochure gives instructions to the teachers on how to help pupils read, has suggestions on how the figures can be used as puppets and lists titles in the series. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NO. 28932 MÓWI--: ORANIENBURG

      W Poznaniu: Rotograwiura Drukarni sw. Wojciecha pod Zarzadem Panstwowym,. 1947. Paperback. 1st edition. Portfolio, Folio-size, [4] p., xvi leaves of plates, all illustrations. 32 cm. Text in Polish . 16 duotone watercolors of camp life, each accompanied by a textual description of a paragraph or two in the introduction. SUBJECT(S): Geographic: Oranienburg (Concentration camp) -- Pictorial works. Sachsenhausen (Brandenburg, Germany : Concentration camp) -- Pictorial works. OCLC lists only 3 sets worldwide (Yale, U of Illinois, NANTERRE-BDIC in France), none in New York and None in Poland. Extremely scarce. Some images from this portfolio (not originals, but prints, from this very edition, the same as these) are on display via the Museum of the Jews in Poland (in Warsaw) Former owner's numbers in margins of plates, not affecting images. Plates and introduction in Good Condition; Original portfolio with dramatic color graphic on cover is present, but lacks spine and shows heavy wear. (holo2-125-9) .

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        KOLGHOSP TVARYN [ANIMAL FARM]

      [Munich?] : Prometheus. 1947. Paperback. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 90 pages. 21 cm. First Edition. In Ukrainian. Translated by Igor Shevchenko under the pseudonym John Chernyatynskyy. Includes a black and white portrait of George Orwell. In the introduction for this edition, Orwell explains his experiences during the Spanish Civil war and his connection to what he describes as "the negative impact of Soviet myth in Western socialist movement." Shevchenko first read the book in English while living in a displaced persons camp. He chose to publish it under the title 'Kolghosp Tvaryn' which directly referenced collectivized farms instead of choosing the more direct translation of 'Ferma Tvaryn.' "Shevchenko wrote to Orwell in London, and, working with him by letter, published Animal Farm in Ukrainian. In March 1947, Shevchenko printed around 5, 000 copies to distribute among the Ukrainian refugees in the displaced persons camps of postwar Germany and Austria. But only 2, 000 books were given out; U. S. Soldiers, suspecting the books of being anti-Stalin propaganda, confiscated the rest and handed them over to Soviet authorities to be destroyed." (Chalupa, "Orwell and the Refugees.") Subjects: English fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into Ukrainian. OCLC lists one copy worldwide. (British National Library) Some age toning and rubbing. Wrappers detached with tear along backstrip. Institutional stamp (M. Y. H. Youth of CDWU. ) on half-title page. Number stamped on half-title and cover. Numbered label and hand written number on cover near top edge. Good condition. (UKR-1-24c) .

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        Behold This Woman

      D. Appleton-Century Company, New York & London 1947 - First Edition, First Printing, with correct (1) on last page of text. Hard cover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall in gray cloth. Fine book in a strong Near Fine unclipped DJ w/ 1/4" hairline tear top rear panel of very bright uncommon DJ, protected in clear cover. Goodis' third noir hard cover novel following "Retreat from Oblivion", and "Dark Passage". Gorgeous copy. 281pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hoplopoiia, Iliada Sigma (S. 368-618)". Autograph manuscript signed ("N. Kazantzaki").

      No place, c. 1941-1947. - 10 ff. of ms., with an additional f. of notes. 11 ff. altogether, written in ink on one side only, narrow folio format (c. 35 x 17 cm). Complete manuscript of the famous "Hoplopoiia" section of Kazantzakis's Iliad translation: a pivotal part of the 18th book (rhapsody sigma) of Homer's epic. Kazantzakis and the scholar J. T. Kakridis collaborated on this metrical translation from classical Greek into the modern demotic language over a 14-year period. When it was privately printed in 1955, the controversial effort was hailed as "'living' poetry, through which the modern Greeks will be able to grasp much of the vigour, the passion, and the values of the heroic world of the Iliad" (C. A. Trypanis, The Classical Review 8 [1958], p. 280). The "Hoplopoiia", or the "Making of Armor for Achilles", is one of the most famous parts of Homer's poem: After the death of Patroclus has convinced Achilles to re-enter battle and avenge his friend, his mother Thetis seeks out the smithing god Hephaistus, who fashions a new set of armour for him, among which is a magnificently wrought shield. The detailed description (ekphrasis) of this shield, which takes up most of the present ms., is regarded as one of the paramount passages in Western literature: starting from the center and moving outward, the shield shows first the heavenly bodies (Earth, sky and sea, the sun, the moon and the constellations), then a city at peace (a wedding; a lawsuit; council) and at war (opposing armies; the gods; an ambush); country life (ploughing and reaping; vintage; a herd of cattle attacked by lions; a sheep farm); dancing youths and maidens; and finally, the all-enclosing ocean stream. In essence, the shield offers a physical encapsulation of the entire world: the various layers of this microcosm present a series of contrasts, antitheses that show the basic forms of a civilized, essentially orderly life. Leading up to Achilles's return to battle and one of the bloodiest parts of the Iliad, the Shield Ekphrasis also provides a moment of calm before the storm. - Traces of horizontal folds. Numerous revisions, corrections, and insertions in ink and pencil; caption "Iliada 18 (S. 368-618)" broadly underlined in red crayon. In the final page of notes (written on the reverse of a leaf on which the beginning of the translation has been struck out), Kazantzakis states that this version is not to be considered final and will require revisions as to orthography and accentuation. While the present ms. was probably composed and revised over a period of several years (the variations in pen type and ductus pointing to at least three main stages), the statement that work had been ongoing for three years suggests a time frame around the year 1944. Includes Certificate of Authenticity, issued by Spanos Rare Books, Athens.

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        Streetcar Named Desire

      1947. Signed Trade. (BRANDO, Marlon; TANDY, Jessica; HUNTER, Kim; MALDEN, Karl) WILLIAMS, Tennessee.A Streetcar Named Desire.New York: New Directions, (1947).First edition of Williams?' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, a rare association copy containing signatures and inscriptions of lead actors Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, along with eight additional members of the Broadway cast: Gee Gee James, Peg Hillias, Edna Thomas, Richard Carlyle, Nick Dennis, Ann Dere, Richard Garrick, and Henry Barnard (replacing Vito Christi).Critically praised as "superb" and "fascinating," Streetcar Named Desire brought Williams his second New York Drama Critics' Circle Award—and a Pulitzer Prize. Williams himself considered this his best play (Devlin, 50). Elia Kazan directed the original production that opened in New Haven on October 30, 1947 before moving to Broadway on December 3. This exceptional association copy is inscribed on the half title above a taped photogravure of Brando, who starred as Stanley Kowalski, "To Elaine, Regards Marlon Brando," with "To Elaine, Jessica Tandy," who played Blanch DuBois. Title page verso with inscriptions and signatures: "Hi Toledo, Gee Gee James" (Negro Woman), "Only the best always, Edna Thomas" (Mexican Woman). "Karl Malden [Mitch] Thank you," [signed] Nick Dennis (Pablo Gonzales), and "Best love, honey, Peg [Hillias]" (Eunice Hubbell). Cast page with inscribed, "Remember Ann Dere?" (Nurse), and the signatures of: Kim Hunter (Stella Kowalski), Dick Carlyle (Tamale Vendor), Richard Garrick (Doctor), and Henry Barnard (who replaced Vido Christi as A Young Collector). Among Streetcar's major achievements was a depiction of the working class that set it apart from standard social commentary. "No one dared approach this new thing without caution. They had just witnessed something unprecedented" (Sam Staggs).Crandell A5.I.a.Text fresh, only light edge-wear to bright boards. A rare inscribed about-fine association copy of this famed classic of the American theater.

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        Oeuvres théâtrales. Vol. 1 : Patchouli, précédé de, le Casseur d'assiettes, Tour à terre, Le Pont de l'Europe. Vol. 2 Atlas-Hotel suivi de, Les Frénétiques, La vie en rose et de note sur le théâtre. Vol. 3 : L'inconnue d'Arras, précédé de , Une Femme libre et suivi de, Un Homme comme les autres. Vol. 4 : La Terre est ronde, suivi de, Histoire de rire, La Marguerite. Vol. 5 : Les Nuits de la colère, précédé de, Les Fiancés du Havre, Le Soldat et la Sorcière.

      Gallimard, Paris 1947 - Cinq volumes in-8, cartonnages de l'éditeur ornés sur les plats et les dos de compositions en couleurs dessinées par Mario Prassinos. Tirage à 1000 exemplaires sur alfa. Edition collective, la seule sous cartonnage NRF. Sans le sixième volume paru en 1954 contenant l'Archipel Lenoir ; Poof ; Dieu le savait ; la Vie et la mort de Charles Dullin ; Mes certitudes et incertitudes. Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NUOVA ANTOLOGIA. Di scienze, lettere e arti.

      In - 8, brossura. Celebre e glorioso periodico, fondato nel 1866 a Firenze da F. Protonotari, a ideale continuazione dell'Antologia di G.P. Vieusseux. Offriamo un gruppo di annate complete dal 1947 al 1970. In buono stato (good copy).

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        Plößberg<. Panorama- Ansicht des Marktes Plößberg in der Oberpfalz. Original- Farb- Aquarell aus dem Jahre 1947, am unteren, rechten Bildrand handschriftlich datiert und signiert., Unter einer chamois- weißen Papierkarton- Blende. Gesamtgröße: 55 x 60 cm.

      - Inhalt: Ein seltenes Original- Aquarell dem Jahre 1947 von Herbert Molwitz (*11. Januar 1901 in Blankenhain; &#134; 30. April 1970 in Tirschenreuth). Er war ein deutscher Zeichner, Kupferstecher und Radierer. In seinen Werken beschäftigte der Künstler sich vor allem mit Motiven aus seiner Wahlheimat Oberpfalz. Pflanzendarstellungen, insbesondere von Bäumen, Gräsern, Blumen und so genannten Unkräutern, für deren detailgenaue Darstellung er berühmt wurde, sowie Orts- und Landschaftspanoramen hatten es ihm besonders angetan. Erste Zeichnungen stammen aus den Jahren 1924 bis 1925. In diese Zeit fallen auch zwei Studienreisen, wo er in der Künstlerkolonie Anticoli Corrado, unter dem Einfluss des Malers Edward Bruce die Technik des Kupferstechens entdeckte, danach Studien bei Professor Alexander Olbricht an der Hochschule für bildende Kunst in Weimar, 1932 schuf Molwitz die Topographie der Oberpfalz mit über 100 Radierungen und Zeichnungen von Bauwerken und charakteristischen Orten seiner Heimat. Herbert Molwitz ist in Mitterteich begraben, wo er von 1913 bis 1957 lebte. (Siehe auch Wikipedia). Zustand: Das Blatt ist etwas stockfleckig und leicht nachgedunkelt, Papierklebereste und Bleistiftnotizen auf der Rückseite, sonst sauber und tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 [Attributes: First Edition]

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