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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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        Murphy

      Bordas and Editions de Minuit 1947 and 1953, Paris - First and second issues of the first French edition of his first novel, translated by the author. Bordas is Number Five in the series 'Les Imaginaires'. James Knowlson, in Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett, reveals that only 285 copies out of 3000 had been sold when Les Editions de Minuit took over Beckett's contract from Bordas and re-issued the book in their own wrappers. (Federman & Fletcher 145 and 145.01.) The Bordas issue has an inscription to front free endpaper, small areas of light soiling to upper wrapper and spine, which is somewhat faded - a very good copy. Minuit: A little darkened at spine, paper browned, but a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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).

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Bottega delle Occasioni]
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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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        Autograph letter signed ("George").

      Barnhill, Isle of Jura, Argyllshire, 29 November 1947 - 4to. 3 pp. Printed letter-heading. To the novelist Anthony Powell ("Dear Tony"), giving a detailed account of his health, the treatment available and his hopes of securing a consignment to somewhere warm abroad for a couple of months, all of which has meant that he has done little work for weeks: "have only done the rough draft of my novel, which I always consider as the half-way mark. I was supposed to finish it by May &#150; now, God knows when", and gives his opinion that "in these days besides putting the date of publication in books one also ought to put the date of writing" (".In the spring I'm reprinting a novel which came out in 1939 & was rather killed by the war, so that makes up a little for being late with my new one."), and congratulates Powell on the progress of his Aubrey book; the rest of the letter he devotes to the subject of saddles, hoping Powell can procure one for the farm pony, used for running errands to save petrol, as "it's so tiring riding bareback"; ending with the news that Richard is "offensively well & full of violence", having been through whooping cough without even noticing he had it, and by giving his love to everyone. In fine, fresh condition. - The other novel which he describes as having been "rather killed by the war" is Coming Up for Air, which had been published on 12 June 1939 and which, in fact, sold well and was almost immediately reprinted. The second edition to which this letter refers came out on 13 May 1948, constituting the first volume in the Universal Edition of Orwell's works; the proofs of which Orwell received on 7 October and returned on 22 October 1947. Powell published John Aubrey and His Friends in 1948, and Brief Lives and Other Selected Writings of John Aubrey in 1949. This letter is included in the selected edition, George Orwell: A Life in Letters.

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        PAPERMAKING IN INDO-CHINA

      Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1947. quarter red morocco with a paper covering over the boards that was produced from a woodblock found in China by Hunter, later cloth slipcase. Papermaking. 4to. quarter red morocco with a paper covering over the boards that was produced from a woodblock found in China by Hunter, later cloth slipcase, 102, (4) pages. First edition, limited to 182 numbered copies signed by Hunter of which this is no. 157. Printed on the hand-made paper produced by Hunter at his mill at Lime Rock and printed by hand by Dard Hunter, Jr. This book resulted from studies of papermaking in Tonkin, Indo-China, that were begun in 1934 and continued to just before the outbreak of World War II. (See Chapter XI of Hunter's autobiography). Hunter tells the fascinating story of his exploration of the two papermaking towns outside Hanoi in his autobiography. He brought in a photographer from Hanoi to take pictures of the papermakers at work and these are reproduced in the book. Also included are two actual tipped-in specimens brought back by Hunter. Enclosed is specially made cloth slipcase. Slight discoloration to top of spine and corner of front color, else in fine condition.

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        L'Alegria Que Passa. Aiguaforts De Ramón De Capmany.

      Medusa, Barcelona 1947 - 114 págs. enmuy buen papel de hilo. Impreso a dos tintas. Espectacularmente ilustrado con 17 aguafuertes originales, 10 a plena lámina, iluminados a mano. Muy cuidada edición de sólo 170 ejs.numerados. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        HET ACHTERHUIS. DAGBOEKBRIEVEN 12 JUNI 1942 - 1 AUGUSTUS 1944

      Uitgeverij Contact, Amsterdam. 1947.. Hardcover. 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) .

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        Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake. [With signed letters by Northrop Frye and his wife Helen Kemp to their friends Jerry and Elizabeth Buckley as well as an inscribed review of the book by English professor Helen C. White - on top of these wondreful documents also included is a full page letter by Harvard professor Howard Mumford Jones to his colleague Jerry Buckley in which he speaks about the "Victorian Group" meetings]

      Princeton, : Princeton University Press, . Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. With signed letters by Frye to Jerry Buckley.. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1947. 24cm x 16.2cm. 462 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. With signed letters by Frye to Jerry Buckley. Includes for example the following chapters: The Case Against Locke / The Rising God / Beyond Good and Evil / A Literalist of the Imagaination / The Word Within the Word / Tradition and Experiment / The Thief of Fire / The Refiner in Fire / The Nightmare with her Ninefold / Comus Agonistes / The City of God / The Burden of the Valley of Vision, etc.

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        Goya EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Genève: Skira, 1947. Fine. Skira, Genève 1947, 22,5x28,5cm, broché. - Original, one of 200 numbered copies on pure yarn Edition leading copy. Illustrated book of 195 plates in photogravure, beautiful full copy of his jacket. --- 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 200 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré de 195 planches en héliogravure, bel exemplaire complet de sa jaquette.

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        Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake. [With signed letters by Northrop Frye and his wife Helen Kemp to their friends Jerry and Elizabeth Buckley as well as an inscribed review of the book by English professor Helen C. White - on top of these wondreful documents also included is a full page letter by Harvard professor Howard Mumford Jones to his colleague Jerry Buckley in which he speaks about the "Victorian Group" meetings]

      Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1947.. 24cm x 16.2cm. 462 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. With signed letters by Frye to Jerry Buckley.. Includes for example the following chapters: The Case Against Locke / The Rising God / Beyond Good and Evil / A Literalist of the Imagaination / The Word Within the Word / Tradition and Experiment / The Thief of Fire / The Refiner in Fire / The Nightmare with her Ninefold / Comus Agonistes / The City of God / The Burden of the Valley of Vision, etc.

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        Le troisième jour EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Grasset, 1947. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1947, 12,5x22,5cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Rives Annam, draw in the smaller size paper. Flat back and slightly and marginally passed without any gravity, tiny marginal tears without missing on the boards, copy all margins. --- 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 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Annam de Rives, tirage en grand papier le plus restreint. Dos et plats très légèrement et marginalement passés sans aucune gravité, infimes déchirures marginales sans manque sur les plats, exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Les manifestes du surréalisme suivis de Prolégomènes à un troisième manifes Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Sagittaire, 1947. Fine. Sagittaire, Paris 1947, 12x19cm, broché. - First collected edition, partly original, review copy. Signed autograph author Louis Chauvet. 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] Première édition collective, en partie originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de André Breton à Louis Chauvet. Agréable exemplaire.

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        NEMECKA VÀLKA / WAR ON GERMANY / GUERRE À L'ALLEMAGNE - COMPLETE 8 VOLUMES

      Praha: Nakl. Neubert, 1946-1947 - Sm.8° - Complete 8 Volumes: 296-300-310-281-349-311-319-304pp - B/w Photo-reproductions (gravures), in-text reproductions maps. N° I Hitler's campaign against Czechoslovakia - N° II War begins in Prague - N° III Blitzkrieg begin - N° IV Three Blitzkrieg - N° V Battle of Britain - N° VI Stalingrad - N° VII America in the fight - N° VIII general offensive. First edition, text in Czech language, Typo and dust-jacket design by Vilèm Ambrosi. Original boards and original dust-jacket (Photo-montages). All dust-jacket are present no parts missing very rare in this Fine condition ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        MORE DEATHS THAN ONE

      Ziff Davis Publishing Company [1947], Chicago and New York - Octavo, boards. Inscribed presentation copy by the author, dated in the year of publication. Hard boiled private eye novel. The second Ben Helm, P.I. novel. Ben Helm was one of the few P.I. characters with a successful marriage. "Much of Fischer's work deals with shocking and gruesome crimes.his handling of this material is deft and restrained, with emphasis on detection and characterization rather than on the lurid aspects." - St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 350-51. Lower corners bumped, a very good plus copy in a very good dust jacket with some edge wear, slight loss at corners, some loss at the head of the spine panel, closed tear to upper rear panel-spine fold. (13599) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Les biens de ce monde EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Albin Michel, 1947. Fine. Albin Michel, Paris 1947, 14x19cm, broché. - Original, one of 100 numbered copies on Rives vellum, paper edition only major. Rare and nice copy with all margins. --- 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 de Rives, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Joe Louis Signed Autobiography

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo. "Book Signed ""Joe Louis'' in black ink (""9"" strength) on specially bound-in leaf after title page. My Life Story by Joe Louis, 188p, 6"" x 8.25"". With a 60-page photographic album at the rear of the book. Later dust jacket, mended. Stated First Edition. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1947.Joe Louis held the World's Heavyweight Championship longer than any other boxing champion, from 1937 until he retired in 1949.JSA LOA"

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        Kokoschka. Life and Work. With two essays by Oskar Kokoschka and a foreword by Herbert Read (Long H/W Inscription And Signed By Kokoschka In The Year Of Publication)

      Faber and Faber 1947 - : The First UK printing published by Faber and Faber in 1947.The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Original yellow cloth with the titles to spine gilt on red ground.Cloth a little dulled with a few small rubbed spots.The binding is tight.Text-block a little toned with a small stain to the lower text block.The pages are clean.The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition.It is rubbed and creased in places with a small area of chipping at the upper spine.A 3 inch closed tear to the front upper flap fold and a small tear to the upper edge of the rear panel.Small penned number to the upper front flap.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.There is a tipped-in colour frontispiece and four plates with sixty pages of monochrome plates and illustrations within the text - all in excellent condition. Presentation copy: INSCRIBED and SIGNED in the year of publication by Kokoschka in red crayon on the half-title page:'For my dear friend Janos who not merely feels the beat of the pulses but who sees into the heart where all the adventures of the human race originate.You are one of the few europeans left.Have a merry Xmas and a relatively eternal future! OK, London 1947'.The recipient was Janos Plesch (1878-1957), an eminent and somewhat unorthodox Hungarian Doctor who moved in exalted circles and who had listed amongst his patients and friends: Albert Einstein, John Maynard Keynes, Marlene Dietrich, Max Reinhardt and Oskar Kokoschka.This book came from the library of Plesch's daughter Honoria.A wonderful association copy and scarce with such attributes. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Loukios ou l'âne. Bois originaux de Henri Laurens

      Paris: Tériade, 1947. 4to. 210 x 290 mm. Original chemise and slipcase are damaged. Interior very good.With wood-engraved frontispiece and 66 illustrations (23) full-page, some printed in gold, some gilt decorations by Henri Laurens. 88 pp., 4 leaves. Loose quires as issued in orig. paper sleeve and boards folder, front cover of sleeve with wood-engraving by Laurens in grey and gold. One of 250 numbered copies on Arches signed by Laurens, of a total limited edition of 270. hommage à Tériade, p. 113. Monod 7471; Rauch 126.

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        Typed letter signed

      1947. Signed. TRUMAN, Harry.Typed letter signed.Washington, D.C.: White House, August 5, 1947.August 5, 1947 typed letter signed by President Truman on official White House letterhead to Adele I. Springer, President of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), alongside a photogravure of Truman pictured as he holds up the famously mistaken newspaper with its headline, "Dewey Defeats Truman," together handsomely matted and framed.This August 5, 1947 typed letter on official White House letterhead is signed by Truman, who rose to the presidency after the death of FDR in 1945. Truman's letter to Adele Springer, President of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), reads: "August 5, 1947. My dear Miss Springer: I am pleased to extend greetings to the National Association of Women Lawyers on the occasion of its annual meeting. The increasing influence of women—particularly professional women—in our national affairs is, indeed, reassuring. 'To secure justice for all' is among your high and worthy aims. Your Association is well-equipped to furnish leadership to accomplish this noble objective—not only leadership in the legal professions, but in other fields of American life and human endeavor. Your discussions, I know, will emphasize the need for all to understand the many complex problems that confront us, to participate fully in civic affairs, and to contribute to a better appreciation of the worth and meaning of American citizenship and the needs of our Nation. Your interest in the aims and purposes of the United Nations is most gratifying. May this interest in the work of that great world organization continue, so that you may be an effective instrument in helping to enlighten and mold the opinions of our people in international affairs. In ever increasing measure, we must have leaders of intelligence and good will if our Nation is to fulfill its obligations to the cause of peace. Very sincerely yours, [signed] Harry Truman [typescript] Miss Adele I. Springer, President, National Association of Women Lawyers, 60 Wall Street, New York 5, N.Y." The letter is matted with a black-and-white photogravure of Truman grinning as he raises high the Chicago Daily Tribune with its mistaken headline, "Dewey Defeats Truman." Truman won the 1948 election by defeating Dewey in what is widely considered America's greatest election upset.Springer, who opened her Wall Street law firm in 1938, was NAWL President from 1946-47, a year in which she also represented the NAWL at the State Department Conference on Foreign Policy. In addition, after a survey found less than 50 women on the bench, Springer and the NAWL sent resolutions to President Truman, the U.S. Attorney General and state governors, calling for the appointment of more qualified women to the bench and public office. In his letter Truman's particular reference to the association between the NAWL and the United Nations comes not long after the NAWL was accredited by the State Department as an official observer at the U.N. The NAWL's goal of building "bridges of cooperation beyond the borders of the U.S. is also found in the action of Springer, who enrolled NAWL as a member of the new International Bar Association at its 1947 charter meeting in New York" (Smith, Century of Achievement, 8). A fine framed signed letter and photogravure.

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        The Voice: The Story of an American Phenomenon

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1947. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. INSCRIBED BY FRANK SINATRA on the front free endpaper. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1947 stated 1st edition of one of the earliest treatments of the "phenomenon" of Frank Sinatra. Based on a 3-issue profile in The New Yorker --but also including a good deal of new material. Clean, tight and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of streaking at the front panel. 12mo, 125 pgs. Very uncommon as such and the first signed copy this bookseller has seen come onto the market.

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        La haine de la poésie EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Les éditions de minuit, 1947. Fine. Les éditions de minuit, Paris 1947, 14,5x19cm, broché. - Edition partly original, one of 20 numbered on Rives vellum only leading copies. Very nice 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 en partie originale, un des 20 ex numérotés sur vélin de Rives, seuls grands papiers. Très bel exemplaire.

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