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      Newnes 1947 - First edition. 8vo. Buff boards lettered in red. Pictorial dustwrapper with illustration by Bertram Prance. A near fine book in a very good+ dustwrapper. The wrapper is price clipped and has some rubbing to the spine ends, although virtually no loss. An attractive example of this uncommon book. Grey Walls map on the endpapers and black line drawings by Bertram Prance. Number 4 in the Lone Pine Adventure series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Photo Album - A British Commonwealth Forces Officer's Account of the Aftermath of WWII - Occupation Souvenir of Japan

      Japan, 1947. Japan, 1947. Uniquely commemorative photograph album containing snapshot views of Hiroshima, Etajima, Bepuu, of war scenes and civilian life, taken by a member of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force serving in Japan. from July 1947. Contains 197 gelatin silver photographs neatly mounted with corners onto taupe cardstock leaves, with occasional manuscript captions. 8vo. purpose made album, navy blue satin boards skilfully illustrated and titled with embroidery to front, measuring approximately 31 x 23 x 3,5 cm. Photographs measure approximately 8 x 5,5 cm. Minor wear to extremities of boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition, bright and captivating images. A well balanced visual chronicle illustrating Japan's post war era of restoration, reformation and Westernization, a British Commonwealth Occupation Force officer has captured indigenous celebrations, undamaged Japanese monuments and gardens, quaint villages and tiered rice fields. Striking views also draw attention to Second World War devastation including the Hiroshima bombing, subsequent collaborative rebuilding efforts, and oil works - the coveted resource and cornerstone of control in industry and war. The author of these photographs is unknown. For most of the occupation period the large majority of the BCOF's personnel were Australian, although the force was also composed of British, Indian and New Zealand men. The album spans several months, possibly a year as some of the soldiers are wearing the summer uniform wand others are in the more elaborate uniform for colder months. All men all wearing the white belts, braces and gators, representing a peacetime uniform. The album begins with views of the BCOF Headquarters at Etajima still smouldering from a fire that consumed it on 26 July 1947. [One year earlier, in April 1946, HQ BCOF had moved from Kure to the island of Eta Jima.] Also in Etajima City, in Hiroshima Bay, we find several photographs of Japanese citizens enjoying a grand festivity with a parade of floats and entertainers. The troops held a march of recognition of the Independence of India, 15 August 1947, which was the officially partitioning of British India into the two new independent dominions of India and Pakistan. Photographs of the Hiroshima destruction include the Ruin of Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. [The ruin serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. Over 70,000 people were killed instantly, and another 70,000 suffered fatal injuries from the radiation. Now known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Domu, it is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.] Several views are taken at Beppu on the nearby island of Kyushu, the soldier evidently being granted a sojourn to visit its famous "onsen" or hot springs and grand carved statues. Here also lay abandoned carcasses of wartime aircraft and a half sunken iron vessel. Terraced rice fields, mountain views, and city scenes are captured, including what appears to be Nagarekawa-dori - an important shopping street. A rail journey also takes he and a comrade to Mount Fuji. The official British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF), composed of Australian, British, Indian and New Zealand personnel, was deployed on February 21, 1946. While U.S. forces were responsible for the overall occupation, BCOF was responsible for supervising demilitarization and the disposal of Japan's war industries. BCOF was also responsible for occupation of several western prefectures and had its headquarters at Kure. At its peak, the force numbered about 40,000 personnel. The major task of the BCOF force being conducted was the destruction of the Japanese war machine. A vast quantity of equipment and warlike stores of all kinds existed in the BCOF area, troops having located caves and tunnels containing large quantities of explosives, ammunition and poison gases. Japanese military equipment and stores were disposed of, destroyed, or whenever possible re-purposed by the Japanese Home Ministry in the rehabilitation of Japanese industry and civilian life. In 1947, the BCOF began to decrease its activities in Japan. By September 1947 it had been suggested to incorporate the three Australian MP units (23,24 Independent Provost Platoons and 34th Australian Infantry Brigade Provost Company) into one organic Provost unit. The units were already operating together under the same command, it was a logical step which soon came to fruition. By this stage of the Occupation, India had withdrawn its contingent, including Indian Military Police. The occupation force officially wound up in 1951. . Very Good.

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      1947. DAVIES, Valentine. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. NY: Harcourt, Brace, [1947]. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. As stated on the dust jacket flap: "This is a twentieth-century Christmas Carol" and the basis for the 1947 movie classic, starring Natalie Wood, George Seaton, and Maureen O'Hara. The true first edition, like this copy, is somewhat scarce. A fine copy in a fine ($1.75 price is present) d/j. Hard to image a better condition copy! $875.00.

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        Mr. Decadent. [Travels of Lao Ts'an] A Chinese Novel. Also Entitled "Mr. Derelict"

      Nanking: Indepedent Press [Du Li Chu Ban She], 1947 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 18.2*12.9cm, 319p. Text in Chinese and English. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        All My Sons

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. 1947. First. First edition, first printing. Celery cloth boards (also issued in gray cloth, no priority). Fine in with some expert restoration to the extremities of the dustwrapper, else fine. Miller's first play (after a novel and nonfiction book) and the basis for the 1948 film noir starring Burt Lancaster and Edward G. Robinson. Scarce title. .

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        Repli. DELUXE Edition with one extra suite of lithographs

      Paris: Editions du Belier, 1947 Tall octavo, in the original illustrated pochoir covers, uncut and unopened. Housed in original paper-covered slipcase and chemise. First edition, one of 35 deluxe copies (total edition 370 copies printed), signed by Matisse and Rouveyre on the limitation page. Unbound as issued, with two original color linocuts, four original black-and-white woodcuts, and 12 original black-and-white lithographs by Matisse, with one extra suite of the 12 original lithographs in China paper. The lithographs were printed by Mourlot Freres, the linocuts and typography by Fequet and Baudier, and the pochoir stencil-format wrappers by Nervet after Matisse's cut-outs. In the original French language. A unique and beautiful signed portfolio of this scarce Matisse production.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Vor ofødte søn. Skuespil i fire akter.

      Köpenhamn; Nyt Nordisk Forlag / Arnold Busck, 1947. Originalets titel: Vår ofödde son (Stockholm, 1945). Översättning av Carl Erik Soya. 21,5x16 cm. 120 s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Det överdimensionerade omslaget är något veckat i yttre och nedre marginalerna. Ryggen är delvis loss i limningen och är något skrynklad. Rygghuvudet är aningen nött, kort reva i nedre framfals och några riss i yttermarginalerna. Fin inlaga. Dedikation: ''Kaera Kristina! / Denne Bog, den til Dels handler om dig, sendes dig til Erindring -- ikke om Forfattaren, men om Oversatteren. / Din Carl Erik''. Mottagaren Kristina Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005) hade under 40-talet och möjligen även senare en kärleksaffär med Moberg, som döpte Kristina i Utvandrarserien efter henne. Kärleksaffären upptäcktes via en svit om 30 böcker som Moberg dedicerat till henne. I exemplaret av Utvandrarna (1949) skriver han: "Till Kristina, min älskade, som lånat sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i denna bok, med tacksamhet och kärlek från Författaren", ett intyg som upprepas så sent som 1969 i pocketupplagan av Utvandrarserien: " Den 29/3 1969. / Till Kristina -- hon som givit sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i utvandrarromanen och till Minnet / med innerlig tillgivenhet från Författaren", vilket visar att hon var fullt närvarande i hans tankevärld under hela denna tid och därmed mycket väl kan ha påverkat hans senare litterära produktion. Vad som ytterligare talar för detta är exemplaret av Vår ofödde son, en pjäs från 1945 som behandlar abort-problematik. Detta är den enda av böckerna som Kristina låtit binda in i ett påkostat rött skinnband, med en pärmficka längst bak där hon samlat tidningsartiklar om boken och dess författare. I Kristinas exemplar av den danska utgåvan av samma bok, utgiven 1947, finns en dedikation från översättaren: "Kaera Kristina! / Denne Bog, den til Dels handler om dig, sendes dig til Erindring -- ikke om Forfattaren, men om Oversatteren. / Din Carl Erik''

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

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik. ZAMM. Ingenieurwissenschaftliche Forschungsarbeiten.

      Berlin, Akademie-Verlag, 1947-1999.. Bände 25/27 - 79 in 70 Bänden 4°. Halbeleineneinbände und Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0946-8463, 0044-2267. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild. Bände 35-37 und 50 als Fotokopie ergänzt. Die ersten 18 Bände Johnson Reprint.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        History of United States Naval Operations in WW II (Complete Set - 15 volumes).

      Boston LITTLE BROWN ATLANTIC 1947. All first editions, except Vol. XII ("reprinted Dec. 1958", one month after 1st ed.) +++ 23 cm. Hardcover and dust jackets. Strong bindings; FINE CLOTH COVERS and VG DJs (backed diligently and perfectly by white tape). Clean, unmarked pages. Blue cloth spines NEAR FINE, some gilt lettering a bit faded. 13 DJs protected by mylar. Some wear/tear to djs at spine and corners. Some volumes with owner's name on fep. Five djs unclipped, ten price clipped. Vol. X through XV have an additional set of informative inside parts of DJs pasted in on end papers (cf. photo # 3). +++ Contents: v. 1. The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943. +++ v. 2. Operations in North African waters, October 1942-June 1943.+++ v. 3. The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942. +++ v. 4. Coral Sea, Midway and submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942. +++ v. 5. The struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943. +++ v. 6. Breaking the Bismarcks barrier, 22 July 1942-1 May 1944. +++ v. 7. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944. +++ v. 8. New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944. +++ v. 9. Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, January 1943-June 1944. +++ v. 10. The Atlantic battle won, May 1943-May 1945. +++ v. 11. The invasion of France and Germany, 1944-1945. +++ v. 12. Leyte, June 1944-January 1945. +++ v. 13. The liberation of the Philippines. +++ v. 14. Victory in the Pacific, 1945. +++ v. 15. Supplement and general index. +++ From non-smoking household. +++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the "Ask Bookseller" button and we'll be pleased to help. Gut Hardcover Buch. Sehr gut

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis Versandantiquariat]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. New Directions, New York 1947. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1947 with no additional printings. Pink cloth boards. Jacket priced at $2.75. Signed by Tennessee Williams on a tipped in page after the endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Light shelf wear, sunning at the spine, age toning, light spots. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, chipping, sunning at the spine. Light spots, age toning at the flaps. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        A superb collection of original production and publicity stills from nearly every major Marilyn Monroe film, a terrific accumulation!

      n.p., 1947 - 1963. 8" x 10". "A remarkable collection of thirty black and white photographs, most 8"" x 10"", many of which are titled production stills chronicling the vast majority of Marilyn Monroe's film career. Pin and staple holes, some creases, and other surface abrasions; condition ranges from good to fine. The collection forms a wonderful look back at Marylyn Monroe decade and a half screen career and includes some of her earliest film appearances including stills for ""Dangerous Years"" (1947), ""Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!"" (1948), ""Ladies of the Chorus"" (1948), ""Love Happy"" (1949), ""All About Eve"" (1950), ""The Asphalt Jungle"" (1950), ""The Fireball"" (1950), ""Right Cross"" (1950), ""A Ticket to Tomahawk"" (1950), ""As Young as You Feel"" (1951), ""Home Town Story"" (1951), ""Let's Make it Legal"" (1951), ""Love Nest"" (1951), ""Clash by Night"" (1952), ""Don't Bother to Knock"" (1952), ""Monkey Business"" (1952), ""Full House"" (1952), ""We're Not Married!"" (1952), ""Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"" (1953), ""How to Marry a Millionaire"" (1953), ""Niagara"" (1953), ""River of No Return"" (1954), ""There's No Business Like Show Business"" (1954), ""The Seven Year Itch"" (1955), ""Bus Stop"" (1956), ""The Prince and the Showgirl"" (1957), ""Some Like It Hot"" (1959), ""Let's Make Love"" (1960), and ""The Misfits"" (1961). The collection also includes a still from the 1963 20th Century Fox career retrospective narrated by Rock Hudson, ""Marilyn""."

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        Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

      Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1947. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Second Edition. Near Fine, in a very scarce dust jacket. Light rubbing at bottom edge. Front hinge shows half-inch of webbing at top. The dust jacket is Good, with rubbing and several short tears, wear at corners and spine ends, and tape repairs to verso with browning visible at top of rear panel. The second edition was published three years after the first. A rare, early jacketed copy of Neumann and Morgenstern's groundbreaking text, which is considered to have established game theory as a field of research.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Ars Hispaniae: historia universal del arte hispánico

      Plus Ultra. 1947 Madrid. 28 cm. 22 v. il. col. y n. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial estampada. Por Martín Almagro. et al. Bibliografía e índices. v. 1. Arte prehistórico, colonizaciones púnica y griega, el arte ibérico, el arte de las tribus célticas (371 p.) v. 2. Arte romano, arte paleocristiano, arte visigodo, arte asturiano (441 p.) v. 3. El arte árabe español hasta los almohades, arte mozárabe (421 p.) v. 4. Arte almohade, arte nazarí, arte mudéjar (428 p.) v. 5. Arquitectura y escultura románica (399 p.) v. 6. Pintura e imaginería románica (404 p.) v. 7. Arquitectura gótica (402 p.) v. 8. Escultura gótica (409 p.) v. 9. Pintura gótica (420 p.) v. 10. Cerámica y vidrio (420 p.) v. 11. Arquitectura del siglo XVI (401 p.) v. 12. Pintura del Renacimiento (364 p.) v. 13. Escultura del siglo XVI (395 p.) v. 14. Arquitectura de los siglos XVII y XVIII (377 p.) v. 15. Pintura del siglo XVII (426 p.) v. 16. Escultura del siglo XVII (361 p.) v. 17. Escultura del siglo XVIII ; Francisco Goya (423 p.) v. 18. Miniatura, grabado, encuadernación (373 p.) v. 19. Arte del siglo XIX (419 p.) v. 20. Artes decorativas en la España cristiana : (siglos XI - XIX) (437 p.) v. 21. Arte en América y Filipinas (449 p.) v. 22. Arte del siglo XX (430 p.). Historia. Almagro Basch, Martín. 1911 - 1984 . (=198359=) Ver imagen

      [Bookseller: Libreria Alcaná]
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        La peste EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1947. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1947, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - First edition, one of 215 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper. Beautiful 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 215 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil. Très bel exemplaire, tel que paru, présenté sous chemise en demi maroquin noir et étui bordé de maroquin noir, doublé de feutrine.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Tropique du Cancer. Lithographies en couleurs de Timar.

      P., Deux-Rives, 1947, 1 vol. in-4 (240 x 190) en feuilles sous couverture illustrée rempliée, chemise et étui cartonnés, de 396 pp. - (1) f. (achevé d'imprimer). Très bel exemplaire. - Précédé d'un texte de Henri Fluchère intitulé " Le lyrisme de Henry Miller ".Couverture, vignette en page de titre, 16 entêtes, 16 lettrines et 9 culs-de-lampe en Bistre, 24 hors-textes en couleurs de Timar, reproduits en lithographie par Maurice Beaudet.Tiré à 876 exemplaires, tous sur Chiffon du Marais, 1 des 750 du tirage ordinaire (N°116), avec signature à l'encre de l'artiste au bas de la page de justificatif de tirage.Exemplaire unique dans lequel a été joint :- 1 suite en noir de tous les hors-textes - 2 aquarelles originales pour 2 hors-textes (pp. 58 et 202)- 1 encre originale pour l'entête de la page 221- 1 crayonné original pour le hors-texte de la page 308 Emeric Timar (Budapest 1898 - Paris, vers 1950), est un illustrateur, graveur et peintre hongrois (Ec. Hong.). Fixé à Paris depuis 1925, cet artiste fut l'élève et le collaborateur du peintre et graveur Jacques Villon. (Bénézit).

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        Into the Night Life. [Excerpt from "Black Sping". Berkeley/ California, privately published from Henry Miller and Bezalel Schatz 1947.] Folio (37 : 30 cm). 43 Bl., mitgezählt 2 w.Bl. fliegender Vorsatz zu Beginn u. 1 w.Bl. fliegender Vorsatz am Schluß. Durchgehend illustriert mit den farbigen Serigraphien von Bezalel Schatz, sowie mit dem Text in Faksimile der Handschrift von Henry Miller. Illustrierter blauer O.-Lw., auf dem vorderen Einbanddeckel mit montiertem kleinen roten Filzstück u. mit Rückentitel in schwarzen Lettern. - Einbandecken gering bestoßen, obere Kante am Vorderdeckel etwas gestaucht, sonst wohlerhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar. - 1 Beigabe.

      . . Shifreen/ Jackson A 60a. Eines von ca. 200 Exemplaren der ersten Ausgabe mit blauem Ersteinband mit schwarzem Rückentitel (Gesamtauflage: 800). Auf Blatt 41 verso eigenhändig von Henry Miller signiert. Bei unserem Exemplar handelt es sich vermutlich um ein spezielles, von Miller ausgewähltes Exemplar zu Geschenkzwecken, denn es fehlen die von Shifreen/ Jackson geforderte Numerierung und das "Limitation statement", sowie die Signatur von Bezalel Schatz. Ansonsten hat das vorliegende Exemplar alle Merkmale der Erstausgabe wie sie bei Shifreen/ Jackson beschrieben sind. - Etwa 200 Exemplare wurden 1947 gebunden, rund 400 der ursprünglichen Sätze wurden in Millers Schrank gelagert und von Würmern befallen bzw. zum Teil zerstört - von Henry Miller auch als "Ratten und Würmern" beschrieben. In den Jahren 1971 und 1977 wurden weitere Exemplare aufgebunden und in den Handel gegeben. - "This book represents a departure in book-making; the first of its kind, as far as we know. Two hundred and forty stencils were made in order to reproduce the contents oft the eighty pages [...]. The text was conceived, designed and organized by Bezalel Schatz [...]. Schatz controlled the printing to insure perfection. The result is a book that is a work of art in its own" (Into the Night Life. Promotional Publication). - Beigegeben: Werbebroschüre für "Into the Night Life", Big Sur/ California 1950. 4°. 28 unpag. S. (Auflage: 500 Exemplare; vgl. dazu Shifreen/ Jackson A 79).

      [Bookseller: Michael Lehr Antiquariat für Literatur]
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        Cinq Sonnets de Pétrarque avec une eau-forte de Picasso et les explications du traducteur,

      Paris: A la Fontaine de Vaucluse, 1947. ARAGON, Louis (translator) -- Francesco PETRARCA (1304-1374). 4° (329 x 248mm.), Lacking the one etched and aquatint plate by Pablo Picasso, but with a light counter proof that is visible. LIMITED TO 110 COPIES, THIS NUMBER 10 of 100 COPIES each with a different proverb in Aragon's hand, this copy inscribed: "10 Tout blé la nuit semble farine" Aragon prepared the translations as a homage to Elsa Triolet, the Russian writer he met in 1928. Cramer 47.

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        Le Surréalisme en 1947

      [Paris]: Maeght, 1947. First edition. Duchamp, Marcel. 139, [1] p., 1 l; 241 x 207 mm. (9 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.) First edition. One of 999 numbered deluxe copies. Original wrappers, in fine condition, in the chemise with Duchamp's original Ready-made painted latex foam breast adhered to a piece of black velvet, and publisher's slipcase,with the "Prière de toucher" label. In the catalogue there also are five color lithographs, by Victor Brauner, Max Ernst, Jacques Herold, Wifredo Lam and Joan Miro, five etchings, one in color by Hans Bellmer, Marcel Jean, Maria, Yves Tanguy and Dorothy Tanning, two woodcuts by Jean Arp, and twelve lithographs in black, by Brigogni, Calder, Capacci, E. Van Damme, J. De Diego, Donati, D. Hare, J. Lamba, Matta, K. Sage, Tanguy, Toyen. With the inserted 4-page leaflet catalogue of the exhibition in the order of display. The breast multiple has been treated by a professional conservator, and, although hardened, is in very good condition, the catalogue in fine condition, the cardboard slipcase with only slight wear. Duchamp and his collaborator Enrico Donati ordered 999 falsies to be used for the multiple, but it seems that far fewer copies of the catalogue actually had the object affixed, (some remained in Donati's estate and have from time-to-time been sold to substitute for damaged or missing examples). Complete original examples are rare.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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      1947 - Sabadell. Encuadernación de piel artesanal de relieve. 1947. 29X22. Obra original con sus correpondientes firmas de todos los Clubs de Futbol Deportivos y Aficionados de Sabadell dedicado al que fue el entrenador del C. E. Sabadell, Antonio Sangüesa, temporada 1947/48. muy raro ejemplar y único. Ref 5.4 Biblioteca Fut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Batouala. Illustré de dix-huit gouaches de P.-E. Bécat gravées par Louis Maccard

      Georges Guillot, Paris 1947 - In-4 (29 x 23,7 cm), en feuilles sous couverture illustrée rempliée, chemise et étui éditeur. Illustré de 18 planches en couleurs par Paul-Emile BECAT, gravées sur cuivre par Louis Maccard. Tirage limité à 445 exemplaires, un des 50 sur Arches à la forme comprenant une suite des 18 gravures en noir (N° 42). (petits frottements sur l'étui, piqûres légères sur le premier plat de la couverture et traces sur le second plat, une page de la préface brunie). // Quarto (29 x 23,7 cm), loose leaves under illustrated folded cover, editor folder and slipcase. Illustrated with 18 coloured plates by Paul-Emile BECAT, copper-engraved by Louis Maccard. Limited printing of 445 copies, one of the 50 on "Arches à la forme" paper containing a suite of the 18 engravings in black (Nr 42). (small rubbings on slipcase, light spots on top cover and stains on lower cover, a page of the Preface has uniform browning).

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        Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Slaves of Solitude. A Novel

      London: Constable,, 1947. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. A fine association copy with the author's signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, "To Martha with love from Henderson, 14th May, 1947". Henderson was one of Hamilton's many nicknames, and the recipient was Martha Smith, secretary to Hamilton's good friend and publisher Michael Sadleir, director of Constable and the dedicatee of the last volume in the London trilogy An unusually appropriate inscription, as the protagonist of this book is the secretary for a publishing firm. Rare thus.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lettre autographe signée.

      Domaine de Rozès, 14. XI. 1947. - 2 pages in-4to. Raoul Dufy a reçu des châtaignes, il aimerait rendre visite à Mme Alfred Martin sur la route du retour pour la remercier: "[.] Je vais voir avec le chauffeur qui doit nous ramener si la visite que nous voudrions vous faire est possible [.]". Puis il prend des nouvelles de sa santé, quant à la sienne elle "est bien meilleur, je viens de faire ici un très profitable séjour au grand air dans le silence et le repos d'un très beau domaine situé dans un magnifique paysage [.]". Sur la route du retour à Perpignan, il essayera de faire son possible pour lui rendre visite chez elle à Mazamet.

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      1947. DAVIES, Valentine. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. NY: Harcourt, Brace, [1947]. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. As stated on the dust jacket flap: "This is a twentieth-century Christmas Carol" and the basis for the 1947 movie classic, starring Natalie Wood, George Seaton, and Maureen O'Hara. The true first edition, like this copy, is somewhat scarce. A fine copy in a fine ($1.75 price is present) d/j. Hard to image a better condition copy! $875.00.

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        50 Photographs

      Duell Sloan & Pearce, New York 1947 - FIRST EDITION, one of only 1500 copies initialed by Weston. In the rare original dust jacket in exceptionally good condition. With essays by Robinson Jeffers, Merle Armitage, and Donald Bear. Illustrated with folio reproductions of fifty of Weston's photographs. "Though [50 Photographs] includes all of Weston's genres--landscapes, nudes, still lifes, and portraits--it is an unusual selection, more edgy than iconic. The overall effect. is to make visible the real legacy of Weston's work, the way it influenced so much of what would come after. The 50 photographs are followed by a portrait of Weston himself, taken by his son Cole in Point Lobos in 1946, in which the old man is shown wedged between boulders: alert, watchful, mobile, and as sound as stone" (David Levi-Strauss inThe Book of 101 Books). Roth 128. Open Book 150. New York: Duell Sloan & Pearce, 1947. Folio, original cloth, original dust jacket. Owner bookplate and stamp on front free endpaper; owner stamp also on rear pastedown and at bottom of limitation page. Cloth very clean; dust jacket with light edgewear. An excellent copy in the rare dust jacket - one of the finest examples we've seen of the notoriously fragile jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Querelle De Brest

      Paris 1947 - The 1947 true 1st edition, with the "scandalous" Jean Cocteau homoerotic illustrations. #375 of 460 "exemplaires sur velin a la forme, numerotes en chiffres arabes de 1 a 460". Solid and VG in its light-green printed wrappers, with decorative bordering at the front panel. Very light staining along the fore-edge and to the front pastedown, otherwise very clean, with no writng or markings of any kind to the text or the Cocteau illustrations. ALSO INCLUDES PUBLISHER'S GLASSINE DUSTJACKET, which shows a bit of chipping but is 98% intact. Thick, tall quarto, 305 pgs., deckled edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - MILLER, Henry. INTO THE NIGHT LIFE. Color Illustrations by Bezalel Schatz. Printed Entirely in Serigraph and Silkscreen. Berkeley, Ca.: 1947. Folio: decorative cloth in slipcase. Signed, Limited Edition of 800 numbered copies, of which 300 were reported to have been destroyed. Signed by Miller & Schatz. The text was taken from Black Spring and was written out entirely in holograph by Miller for this edition. Very Good; little dampstaining edges of slipcase. $1000.00. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Foundations of Economic Analysis (Harvard Economic Studies, Vol. 80)

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1947. First edition, first printing. Very Good. Fading to cloth at spine, rubbing at corners and spine ends, light marks to cloth with faint cup ring stain to front board. Pages lightly toned, with a few faint stains at prelims. Carl Kaysen's copy, with name and date written on front free end paper. A distinguished professor and policy advisor to John F. Kennedy nicknamed "Vice President in charge of the rest of the world" during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kaysen worked with Samuelson at MIT on Project Charles, an air-defense study. He was also the father of Susanna Kaysen, author of Girl, Interrupted. Laid in is a signed post card from Samuelson.

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        Steeple Bush.

      NY Henry Holt 1947 - First edition. One of 751 copies signed by Frost. Title page decoration by Loren MacIver. In a review in the June 1, 1947 issue of the New York Times, Randall Jarrell singles out "Directive," an early poem in Frost’s penultimate collection, for possessing "so much longing, tenderness, and passive sadness." For Jarrell, the dirgeful majesty of "Directive" was a reminder of Frost’s greatness as a poet who has "written so well about the actions of ordinary men." Very fine in cloth-backed boards with glassine wrapper and publisher’s slipcase. (Crane A30). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Yale University Press 1947 - VERY GOOD; FIRST EDITION; SIGNED BY HARLOW SHAPLEY (one of the outstanding astronomers in the 20th Century), CARL ANDERSON (Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936 for the discovery of antimatter) and George Baitsell (the editor of the book); the book has a book plate signed by Shapley and Baitsell as a presentation to Carl Anderson who also signed it; Carl Anderson's signature is extremely rare on a document; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift an Otto Basil.

      Ohne Ort, eigenhändig datiert 1947.. 1 S. mit 11 Zeilen. 8°.. Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift "Doderer" und Datum "10.IX.47" von Heimito von Doderer an Otto Basil. - "... nach zwei ländlichen Monaten gedenke ich am 15. September wieder nach Wien zurückzukehren ... mir die Correcturen der großen Besprechung von Gütersloh's 'Sagenhafter Figur' ... zu senden". Anfangsinitiale, eine weitere Initiale und Datum in Rot. Bläuliches Briefpapier etw. gebräunt. Knickfalte.

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        Ancient Egyptian Onomastica. I-II Text; III. Plates. [THREE VOLUMES]

      Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1947.. Three volumes. I-II. Text Volumes: Royal octavo. Pp. xxiii, 68; 215; 324. With some figures, maps, one of which is double-page and printed in red and black. III. Plate Volume: Folio. (ii), 40 plates numbered I-XXVII, plus bis numbers, some printed in red and black, the last 4 plates are large and folding. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's full light-blue cloth, discoloured, plate volume with the rare original dust-jacket which is edge worn. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. With single marginal annotation in the characteristic neat hand of renown Egyptologist Prof. Dr. Herman te Velde, from whose library comes this set.

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        Rid i natt! Roman från Värend 1650. Illustrerad med trägravyrer av Harald Sallberg.

      - Stockholm; Bonniers, 1947. (Romaner i folkupplaga). 19,5x13 cm. 347, (2, 3 blanka) s. Häftad med tryckt omslag. Ouppskuren. Det överdimensionerade omslaget är veckat i nedre marginalerna samt vid ryggfoten. Några obetydliga fläckar på ryggen. Fint ex. Dedikation: "Kristina -- till minnet av den 2-3 juni 1947 -- Författaren / 'Du sjöng för mig om kärlek intill döden -- än brusar i min själ din blå koral' (Gullberg)". )? [?Kristina ? to the memory of the 2nd-3rd of June 1947 ? The Author / 'You sang to me of love unto death ? still hums in my soul your blue choral' (Gullberg)?]. Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish journalist, social critic, and one of Sweden?s foremost authors of the 20th century. He was born in Algutsboda in the province of Småland, where his father served as a soldier. Moberg worked in his youth with farming and forestry. After a few years of schooling, he worked as a journalist at different provincial newspapers, in which he also published his first short stories. His breakthrough as an author came in 1927 with the novel ?Raskens. The Story of a Soldier?s Family?, where he depicts the life of the tenant farmers in 19th century Småland. His foremost work, which has been widely translated and is considered one of the finest epic works in Swedish 20th century literature, is ?The Emigrant Novels? (1949-1959). In this tetralogy he describes the Swedish emigration to North America through the story of the farmer Karl Oskar Nilsson and his wife Kristina. Moberg was politically engaged and always fought for individual rights, and for the abolition of the monarchy and the State Church of Sweden. He intervened in affairs of corrupt legal practice and published the bestselling book ?Why I am a Republican? (1955). His political views were inspired by his visits to USA and by the Swiss constitution. Moberg had a love affair with a woman named Kristina, whose name he used for the main character Kristina from Duvemåla of ?The Emigrant Novels? This love affair has remained unknown for over half a century, until a collection of his novels, all inscribed by Moberg to Kristina [Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005)], appeared on the market. Judging from the tone in the inscriptions, the relation between Moberg and Kristina was initially intimate and loving, and gradually devolving into affection. In the early inscriptions from the 1940s Moberg writes, for instance: ?To Kristina, my confidant and beloved!?, and in the play ?Chastity? he writes: ?Vilhelm Moberg?s chastity ? what is left of it is hereby dedicated to Kristina? The later in-scriptions from the 1960s contain phrases like: ?with a devout greeting? and ?from her affectionate Vilhelm? In the copy of ?The Emigrants? (?Utvandrarna?, 1949) Moberg writes: ?To Kristina, my be loved, who has lent her name to the female main character in this book, with gratitude and love from The Author.? In the last inscription, in the pocket edition of ?The Emigrant Novels? from 1969, he returns to the fact that she has given her name to Kristina from Duvemåla, which shows that the thought of her had occupied his mind during all these years, and it is also a sign of her probable influence on his writing from 1945 onwards. What further strengthens this opinion is the copy of ?Our Unborn Son?, a play from 1945, which deals with the issue of abortion. This is the only one of these books that has been bestowed with a fine leather binding, with a pocket at end of the volume where Kristina has collected newspaper cuttings on the book and its author, suggesting that the theme of this novel was essential to her. The book was translated into Danish in 1947, and in the collection there is a copy of the Danish edition which has been inscribed to Kristina by the translator thus: ?? This book, which is partly about you?? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jours pétrifiés 1943 - 1944 Poèmes avec six Gravures au Burin

      Nouvelle Revue Française; Éditions Gallimard., 1947, Unbound, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus, First Edition Thus, Illustrated By: Vieillard, RogerSize: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, Nouvelle Revue Française; Éditions Gallimard. Il s'agit d'une édition en français. Exemplaire no. 1 des 26 exemplaires accompagnés de deux suites des six gravures [total 12], l'une en noir sur Annam, l'autre en sanguine sur Malacca ivoire. Sur vélin de pur chiffon des Papeteries du Marais. Très frais, partiellement découpée, numéroté. Tirage total à 146 exemplaires numérotés. En feuilles, couverture bleu rempliée, illustrée d'une gravure au burin, sous-chemise et étui cartonnés gris bleutés. Texte composé à la main en Caslon de vingt par Jourde et Allard, illustré de 6 gravures pleine page au burin par Roger Vieillard, dont celle de la couverture. Texte non coupé, 91p, table, justification du tirage. 28 x 22 cm. This book is in French. Roger Vieillard illustrator. 11 x 9 inches. Unbound as issued in printed blue wraps, glassine dust jackets, and plain cardboard slipcase with paper title label. Some pages uncut. No. 1 of 26 copies only that include two sets of six original engravings by Vieillard. One set printed in black on Annam paper, the other set printed in chalk on ivory Malacca paper. 91 numbered pages. Outer slipcase is a little worn at the edges. Nevertheless the slipcase remains sturdy and is over all rather clean. Discreet, tiny stamp of previous owner, JEB, in one or two places, NOT on the plates. A Near Fine copy in Very Good Plus glassine DJs in a Very Good Minus slipcase. Roger Vieillard (9 février 1907, Le Mans - 1er mars 1989) est un graveur buriniste et illustrateur français, proche des artistes de la nouvelle École de Paris. L'oeuvre de Roger Vieillard, qui compte 662 estampes, est très personnelle, il utilise un trait précis d'une grande habileté, il possède un style unique et identifiable. L'oeuvre de Roger Vieillard est considérée comme l'une des plus importantes dans la gravure du XXe siècle et l'artiste comme « le plus pur des burinistes ». Pour lui le burin «est le seul qui suit avec fidélité les fantaisies de l'esprit. Pénétrant profondément dans le cuivre dont il déchire la surface, son ouvrage est plus proche du ciseau du sculpteur que du pinceau du peintre ». Tenté par l'abstraction et le surréalisme, il a fait évolué sa technique pendant des décennies, jusqu'à ses derniers reliefs gravés, des tirages sur plâtre. L'illustration de livres, une trentaine, représente la moitié de son oeuvre gravé. Il est aujourd'hui exposé dans le Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliothèque nationale, le musée de Beauvais, la Bibliothèque de Bordeaux, le Musée du dessin et de l'estampe originale de Graveline, le Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes, le Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, Limited Edition

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        The Vanished World

      Forward Association, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Roman Vishniac. New York: Forward Association, 1947. First edition. Oblong quarto hardcover. 575 pp. Good, no jacket, as issued. Soil to the cloth with rubbing to the edges and bumping to the corners, showing. Hinge gapped with damp staining to the top edges and toning to the pages. Illustrated with 530 black and white photographs. Text in Yiddish and English. Precursor to Roman Vishniac's A Vanished World. Quite scarce.

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        George Bernard Shaw. Portrait Study

      (ca. 1947.) - Vintage photo. With the stamps and title vignette of "Camera Press". 136 × 170 mm. The original portrait was created in 1943. Karsh was the first photographer recruited to Camera Press in 1947. Vintage photo. With the stamps and title vignette of "Camera Press"

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        NUOVA ANTOLOGIA Di scienze, lettere e arti.

      Firenze/Roma,, 1947-1970.. 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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        Économie & Intérêt; Présentation nouvelle des problèmes fondamentaux relatives au rôle économique du taux de l'intérêt et de leurs solutions.

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1947 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original printed paper wrappers, with the wrap around belly band. Custom cloth solander case. First edition. Economie et Intérêt is Allais's second major publication, a massive work on capital and interest which has formed the basis for the so-called "golden rule of accumulation". This states that to maximise real income, the optimum rate of interest should equal the growth rate of the economy. Allais did not publish in English until late in his career and as a result was slow to receive the international recognition that was his due. [Attributes: First Edition]

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