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        Le Theatre Complet.... Illustrated by Maurice Brianchon. Eight Volumes

      Paris: Neuchatel & Ides et Calendes, 1947. First Edition, one of 3500 copies on verge ivoire paper, from a total issue of 3624. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 bordeaux morocco with marbled pastepaper over boards, gilt fillets, four raised bands on spine, author and title in gilt on spine, teg, marbled pastepaper guards, original wrappers and spine bound in. This is the complete dramatic works of Gide, illustrated throughout with color lithographs in-texte by Maurice Brianchon. A handsome set of this major 20th century author's works.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia - Inscribed by Karel Teigeeige

      Prague: Czechoslovak Ministry of Information, 1947 - 4° - Un-paginated - B/w photo- reproductions. The editors of this special issue of "Czechoslovakia" were: K. Honzik, E. Linhart, O. Stary, V. Stursova, K. Teige and L. Ziak. Text in Engliah language. Inscribed by K. Teige . Original pictorial wrappers. The wrappers are in very poor condition whereas inside is good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Bright November. Poems.

      London: The Fortune Press, [1947] - Octavo. Rebound in near-contemporary red boards, titles to spine gilt, edges uncut. With the dust jacket. Slight smudge to p. 8, otherwise an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket that has toned edges. First edition, first impression of the author's first published book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Typed Letter, signed ("Eleanor Roosevelt"), to Ken Purdy, editor of PARADE

      New York, 1947. 1 pp. typed on personal letterhead. 4to. Docketing in upper right corner, two hole punches in left margin, else fine, in blue morocco-backed custom folding box. Eleanor Roosevelt on WWII Orphans Mrs. Roosevelt writes as Honorary President of the United States Committee for the Care of European Children to the editor of PARADE for an article, "Haven in America," published in the April 27, 1944 issue. "PARADE's article and accompanying photographs made clear to every reader, the priceless value of the Committee's program to those most tragic victims of World War II - the orphaned children. In addition, it indicated their high potential value to America as future citizens of our nation ..." The Committee gave war-orphaned children in Allied-occupied countries a chance to immigrate to the United States, offering them a path to US citizenship.

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        El ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha

      Atlas. 1947 Madrid. 21 cm. 10 v. Encuadernación en tapa dura PLENA PIEL estampada con nervios y tejuelos. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de 1547 - 1616. Don Quijote de la Mancha. De Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Nueva edición crítica con el comento refundido y mejorado y más de mil notas nuevas, dispuestas por Francisco Rodríguez Marín. [Aldus]. Grab. intercal. Patronato del IV Centenario de Cervantes. Rodríguez Marín, Francisco. 1855 - 1943. (=129051=) Ver imagen

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        Under the Volcano

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1947. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in red. With the dust jacket. Spine and board edges slightly faded; an excellent copy in the lightly nicked jacket with faintly sunned spine. First UK edition, first impression, published simultaneously in the UK and US.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed letter signed in full to the Austrian conductor, composer and musicologist [Dr.] Kurt List (1913-1970)

      . 1 page. Quarto, 278 x 215 mm. Dated Los Angeles, March 2, 1947. Carbon copy, with original autograph signature in ink. With Schoenberg's name and address handstamped to upper left corner. In English. Schoenberg responds to a letter from List with questions about music criticism. He discusses his current projects: the books Structural Functions of Harmony and [Fundamentals of] Musical Composition, and a volume of "texts" to be published in German. He accepts List's offer to have his Kol Nidre, op. 39, distributed by New Music, despite doubts that the publisher is capable of the necessary promotional work and gives some instructions involving Nathan Broder from Schirmer and Schoenberg's brother-in-law, Felix Greissle, then at Edward B. Marx Music Corporation, New York: "Problems of music criticism have become so remote to me in the past 14 years that I could answer your questions only in the most superficial manner and totally in the negative... I am so busy with finishing my two books... I ought ... to mail the manuscripts for a volume of my 'Texts' to Germany, or rather to Vienna... I did not respond to your offer for my 'Kol Nidre' to be distributed on royalties by New Music... Frankly: I doubt that New Music can handle this successfully because it requires propagenda to get conductors to perform it like another cantata-which they also do not perform." In a postscript, Schoenberg regrets List did not publish his letter about Wilhelm Furtwängler "at the crucial time; he was a friend of mine and would have enjoyed it." Manuscript annotation in red crayon to lower left corner: "copy." Creased at folds; some minor stains from carbon; small tears to lower edge.. The two books mentioned in the letter were both published posthumously: Structural Functions of Harmony in 1954, Fundamentals of Musical Composition in 1967. The "other cantata" mentioned in the letter is possibly "Der neue Klassizismus" from Drei Satiren, op. 28. The reference to Furtwängler points to his denazification trial. Nathan Broder (1905- 1967) was involved editorially with New York publishers G. Schirmer and W. W. Norton, and taught at Columbia University (1946-62). Felix Greissle (1894-1982) was a student of Schoenberg in Vienna. His sister Gertrud became Schoenberg's second wife.

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        Nineteen Stories

      London, Heinemann. 1947, 1947. First Edition, GREENE FAMILY COPY, INSCRIBED. 8vo. 231pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth, clean and bright, slightly bumped to spine ends. Dusty top edge, some slight toning of the endpapers due to the cheap paper stock. Dustwrapper strong and bright, darkening to spine and fraying to head and tail of spine panel. A very nice copy, made all the more notable due to the presentation inscriptions to a relative, to flyleaf, firstly by Hugh Greene; 'A. from H. with love /(A.B. Greene/ Oak Cottage/ Plumpton / Sussex,'with additional inscription from the author '+ from Graham' (underlined). Graham and Hugh were two of six children from a highly successful family. [Sir] Hugh Carleton Greene, KCMG, OBE was an author and broadcaster, and Director-General of the BBC (1960-69), and younger brother to the famous English novelist Graham Greene, OM, also the poet Herbert Greene, and distinguished physician and Everest mountaineer Raymond Greene. There were also two sisters; Elizabeth Greene, who joined MI6 and recruited Graham into the regular ranks of the service, and another sister Alice Marion, referred to as Molly in 'A Sort of Life.' The A.B. Greene who was the recipient of this book is likely to be Audrey Blanche Greene (nee Nutting) who was Herbert's wife - our thanks go to Anthony Loudon for the discovery of A.B. Greene's identity.

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        Le poeme pulverise' - with one linogravure signed in pencil by Matisse

      René Char. Paris, Fontaine, 1947. One of 50 copies on Johannot, signed by Char, with one linogravure signed in pencil by Matisse. In very good condition. Réf : Cramer Matisse Les Livres Illustrés n°21.

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        RASSEGNA CINOFILA Organo ufficiale dell’Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana (E.N.C.I.).

      Milano,, 1947-1951.. In-4, 5 voll., mz. tela, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, conserv. cop. orig. anteriore, pp. 50 cad. fascicolo. Di questo noto mensile illustrato dedicato al cane, al suo allevamento e alle competizioni sportive, offriamo una "raccolta completa di 5 annate" così composta: dal n. 1, marzo 1947 al n. 57/58, nov./dic. 1951. Ogni annata contiene un voluminoso numero speciale, interamente illustrato. La rivista era stata sospesa nel maggio 1941 a causa della guerra e solo nel marzo 1947 le pubblicazioni erano riprese. Uniamo anche due Supplementi: "Libro delle origini" dei cani descritti nei libri genealogici italiani nel 4° trimestre 1973 e nel 3° trimestre 1974. Solo il numero speciale del 1950 con pagg. abrase, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        JOSE MARIA SERT SU VIDA Y SU OBRA

      Ed. Argos, S. A. - Barcelona - Buenos aires. 1947. Holandesa. 33X26. 2h+351Pág+229 Bellas láminas pintoricas (1 lámina suelta, completo). Magno ejemplar sobre la vida y la obra de José María Sert. Con estuche (foto). Ref 7.1 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fountainhead

      UK: Cassell & Company. London, Cassell, 1947. Hardback first edition and first impression. A very good copy with a little fading to the spine, a few short closed tears and associated creases. Bumps to the spine tips and offsetting from the jacket to the endpapers. A nice copy overall. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1947.

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        Repli. (Gravures de Henri Matisse)

      Paris: Editions du Belier, 1947. Repli. ROUVEYRE, Andre, gravures de Henri Matisse. Paris: Editions du Belier, 1947. Tall octavo, original illustrated pochoir covers, uncut and unopened. Housed in original paper-covered slipcase and chemise. First edition, one of 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. 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. A unique and beautiful signed portfolio of this scarce Matisse production.. Signed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        [Album of Aerial and Cultural Photographs]

      (Alaska, various): np, nd [ca. 1947]. Very good. Oblong folio commercial hardcover album made by The Burkhardt Company, Detroit, model X 89500, 13.5” x 10.75” x 2.5”. Screw binding, 74 black paper pages with a single black and white gelatin print mounted recto only to each, most measuring approximately 7.5" x 9” with brief, typed captions mounted below. Additional print mounted to front cover; 75 photographs total. Album exterior moderately worn, cloth dry and flaking. Three sections of material loss at outer edge of covers and to upper rear, likely mouse-bitten, similar loss to edges of final two pages (not effecting photos). Two images missing captions. Photographs well preserved, occasional mild wear. About very good. An impressive collection of 75 well-annotated, predominantly aerial photographs of pre-statehood Alaska, likely compiled by a U.S. Army Officer stationed at Fort Richardson near Anchorage, just after WWII. 49 images captured from aircraft of some of the most spectacular, unspoiled environments anywhere. Cities, settlements and geographical locations include Galena, Ketchikan, Port Alexander, Sitka, Port Althrop, Skagway, Juneau, Fort Seward, Valdez, Anchorage, Barrow, Nome, the Taku Glacier, Mount McKinley, Mount St. Elias, and Mt. Moffet. The remaining 26 prints, equally as beautiful, though taken at ground level, display the cultural and trade aspects present around 1947. Highlights include an Eskimo mother and daughter on Nelson Island, fishing boats in Ketchikan, totem poles on Wrangell Island, a midnight baseball game, and a full salmon scowl at a cannery in southeast Alaska. Five prints with lettering in the negative, though none with clear evidence as to the purpose behind their creation. Clearly the work of a skilled photographer, an immediately engaging collection of images. NOTE: High resolution scans of this complete album are available.

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        Typed letter signed in full to the Austrian conductor, composer and musicologist [Dr.] Kurt List (1913-1970)

      1 page. Quarto, 278 x 215 mm. Dated Los Angeles, March 2, 1947. Carbon copy, with original autograph signature in ink. With Schoenberg's name and address handstamped to upper left corner. In English. Schoenberg responds to a letter from List with questions about music criticism. He discusses his current projects: the books Structural Functions of Harmony and [Fundamentals of] Musical Composition, and a volume of "texts" to be published in German. He accepts List's offer to have his Kol Nidre, op. 39, distributed by New Music, despite doubts that the publisher is capable of the necessary promotional work and gives some instructions involving Nathan Broder from Schirmer and Schoenberg's brother-in-law, Felix Greissle, then at Edward B. Marx Music Corporation, New York: "Problems of music criticism have become so remote to me in the past 14 years that I could answer your questions only in the most superficial manner and totally in the negative... I am so busy with finishing my two books... I ought ... to mail the manuscripts for a volume of my 'Texts' to Germany, or rather to Vienna... I did not respond to your offer for my 'Kol Nidre' to be distributed on royalties by New Music... Frankly: I doubt that New Music can handle this successfully because it requires propagenda to get conductors to perform it like another cantata—which they also do not perform." In a postscript, Schoenberg regrets List did not publish his letter about Wilhelm Furtwängler "at the crucial time; he was a friend of mine and would have enjoyed it." Manuscript annotation in red crayon to lower left corner: "copy." Creased at folds; some minor stains from carbon; small tears to lower edge. . The two books mentioned in the letter were both published posthumously: Structural Functions of Harmony in 1954, Fundamentals of Musical Composition in 1967. The "other cantata" mentioned in the letter is possibly "Der neue Klassizismus" from Drei Satiren, op. 28. The reference to Furtwängler points to his denazification trial. Nathan Broder (1905-1967) was involved editorially with New York publishers G. Schirmer and W. W. Norton, and taught at Columbia University (1946-62). Felix Greissle (1894-1982) was a student of Schoenberg in Vienna. His sister Gertrud became Schoenberg's second wife.

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        Foundations of Economic Analysis.

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge 1947 - First Edition of the author's magnum opus and one of the most influential economic texts of the twentieth century. Octavo, original burgundy cloth with titles in gilt. An excellent copy with light wear to the boards, else near fine. Lacking the rare dust jacket. Signed "Paul A. Samuelson MIT" on the title page. Rare, especially signed. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1970 for having written considerable parts of economic theory. The title of this work "was meant to be exactly as ambitious as it sounds, and the book's impact on the profession has largely justified it For the first time in a book in English on economic principles, the mathematics, instead of being relegated to an appendix, provided the skeleton of the argument Fifty years after it was written, the Foundations (together with Hicks' Value and Capital) is still one of the most inspiring classics of general equilibrium economics (Niehans, History of Economic Theory, 423). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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)''. 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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        Haute Surveillance [Deathwatch]

      Paris: Cinéastes-Bibliophiles, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Actor Charles Boyer's copy of Jean Genet's startling play about three prisoners in the same cell. Octavo, 103 pages. Original cream wrappers. The pages are slightly age-toned and the heavy card wrappers are somewhat tanned. But overall, this is an excellent copy of an hors-commerce edition that amounted to only 60 copies. The justification page states: "Exemplaire de Monsieur CHARLES BOYER." Rare. Haute Surveillance [Deathwatch] was Jean Genet's earliest play and was first performed in Paris in 1949. As drama critic Martin Esslin notes in "The Theatre of the Absurd," the play "is largely a dramatized form of the type of story [Genet] tells in his lyrical narratives about the lives of criminals and convicts."

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        Les Fleurs du Mal.

      Paris: La Bibliothèque Française, 1947 Large 4to. Decorative wrap, designed by Matisse. Slipcase and chemise. One of 300 numbered copies on papier de Rives, signed by Matisse in colophon, from a total edition of 320 copies. With one original aquatint on chine appliqué (frontispiece), 33 full-page photo-lithographs with 29 portraits of women in which Matisse captures expressions and gestures of the passionate and loving feminine nature, 38 line-drawn decorations (10 full-page), of which 2 on the covers, and 33 wood-engraved lettrines; all by Matisse. Condition: Very Good. Slipcase and chemise slightly worn. The decorated wrap, has creases on the center bottom edge, the book inside is in very good conditions, the prints are all clear without creases, due to the fragile nature of the book a split occurred between the lithograph page and the title page. Overall in Very Good condition. More pictures o request. Aquatint printed by R. Lacourière, lithographs by Mourlot Frères, wood-engraving by Theo Schmied. 

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        Arms for America.

      . A drama in 2 acts (6 scenes).Pacific Palisades [1947], 4°, Kt.-Schnellhefter mit maschinenschriftl.Titelschild.75;62 einseitig hektogr.Bl.Von Gustav Arlt übersetzte Erstfassung des Stoffs, den Feuchtwanger danach zum Roman "Waffen für Amerika" ausarbeitete.Siehe Spalek/H.466 (dort nur das Exemplar d.Feuchtwanger-Archivs nachgewiesen).Die deutsche Fassung wurde erstmals 1950 als Bühnenmanuskript gedruckt u.erschien erst 1984 in "Dramen II" im Handel.Titel m.Adressetikett des Autors, Titelrückseite m.handschriftl.Zusatz "Copyright"..

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        Misty of Chincoteague

      Rand-McNally, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Dennis, Wesley. Signed by Author. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. 173 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Minor edge wear with damp staining in the gutter along the front board. Jacket has a few small chips and tears with a one-inch loss at the tail of the spine and a two-inch closed tear at the head with another horizontal tear causing a hinge. Now protected in mylar, presents nicely. Signed on the half-title page by author, Marguerite Henry.

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        The Great Palace of the Byzantine Emperors, Being a First Report on the Excavations Carried Out in Istanbul on Behalf of the Walker Trust (University of St Andrews) 1935 - 1938

      London: Geoffrey Cumberledge/Oxford University Press 1947. 2 vols, xv, 108, 64 (b/w & colour plates and folding plans), [colour frontis], xxiv, 203, 50 (b/w plates). First and second reports dated 1947 and 1958 respectively. Jackets generally very good, in spite of some minor tanning, chipping and small tears to edges. A couple of small sellotape repairs to edges of vol 2 Plates and folding plans all uniformly excellent. Library plate on ffep of vol 1, Large portion of inner flap torn away, (in a hurry to hide a guilty expenditure perhaps), excellent and clean internally. A scarce set. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1947. Large 4to.

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        UNDER THE VOLCANO (Advance Review PROOF, the superb H. Bradley Martin copy)

      Reynal & Hitchcock 1947 - Lowry, Malcolm. UNDER THE VOLCANO. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First Edition. Publisher's original uncorrected PROOF COPY in original wrappers, the finest known example, sporting only a few tiny insignificant blemishes but otherwise surviving virtually as new. From the legendary library of H. Bradley Martin (bookplate). Of the few known surviving proofs of Lowry's great 20th century masterpiece, this is the only one we know of which hasn't been the victim of all sorts of problems, many stemming from the pale color of the wrappers which basically soil just by looking at them. UNDER THE VOLCANO is on virtually every major list of the 100 most important (or best) novels of the 20th century (Modern Library, Time, Le Monde, et cetera) and copies of the first edition which haven't been restored or repaired are rare indeed. It was adapted into film in 1984 starring Albert Finney and Jacqueline Bisset, directed by John Huston, winning several Oscar nominations. The novel had originally been accepted in London by the prestigious publishing house of Jonathan Cape which, however, demanded extensive changes. Lowry, passionate in defense of his novel's raw, unattractive, and uncompromising intensity, chose the relatively obscure New York firm of Reynal & Hitchcock to publish it exactly as it was intended, leading to smaller publishing numbers and further accounting for the rarity of the first edition. Quick plot summary: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in 1939. The Consul's self-destructive behavior is a source of perplexity and sadness to his nomadic, idealistic half-brother, Hugh, and his ex-wife, Yvonne, who has returned with hopes of healing Geoffrey and their broken marriage. Firmin's best friend is alcohol, and lots of it, as he constantly tries to drown out the world's and his own personal problems. The former category includes the Spanish Civil War, the rise of Nazism in Germany and the associated effect it has on Mexican nationalism. The latter category mostly concerns his recent divorce from his actress wife and the nearly-as-violent inner war which her reappearance has kindled in the wreckage of his emotions. Originally written in 1940, it is still a powerful read today perhaps as evidenced by the fact it has never once been out of print in the last sixty-five years. Housed in a very attractive red quarter-morocco slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Curious George Takes a Job

      Houghton Mifflin and the Junior Literary Guild 1947 - A very good first edition in a good slightly chipped dust jacket. The year 1947 on the title page and the original $2.50 price present on the front flap of the dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KNOCK ON ANY DOOR

      1947. MOTLEY, Willard. KNOCK ON ANY DOOR. NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts, [1947]. 8vo., gray cloth in dust jacket. First Edition, ninth printing. Signed inscription by Humphrey Bogart on the front endpaper: "Best Wishes, Humphrey Bogart." Bogart financed and starred in the hard-hitting noir adaptation of the novel by Nicholas Ray, in which Bogart plays an attorney trying to keep a young, embittered criminal (John Derek in his debut) from the electric chair. Near fine in lightly used dust jacket. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather and cloth clam-shell box, with an actual wooden door with a brass-type door knocker on the spine and duplicating the dust jacket cover on the front cover of the box. Very nice! $2,750.00.

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        My Life Story

      Duell, Sloane and Pearce, 1947, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition, Signed by Author(s)first edition stated. boards are shelf rubbed and a little marked. the book is signed by Louis on the blank page opposite the thanking of Chester Washington and Haskell Cohen. there are no other inscriptions and the binding is excellent. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Boxing; Signed by Author(s). Inventory No: zw85.

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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1947 - Black cloth with green decorations and titles on cover and spine. Slightly bruised spine ends and lower front tip, inscription on front free endpaper. A near fine copy in near fine dustjacket with four tiny tears along the edges and just a touch of shelf wear. An extremely attractive copy of the author's first book in the later state dustjacket which is price-clipped and has the $2.50 price stamped on front flap. ; Octavo; 212 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rocket Ship Galileo. Illustrated by Thomas W. Voter.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947 - Octavo. Original black boards, decoration to front board and titles to spine in blue, yellow endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Very light rubbing to extremities. An extremely bright copy in a bright dust jacket, price-clipped and with minor chipping at head and tail of the unfaded spine panel. First edition, first printing. A fabulous example of Heinlein's first novel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Laurel and Hardy Signed Photograph

      A wonderful postcard sized photograph, measuring 3.5 x 5.5 inches (approx), of the young duo in bowler hats and instantly recognisable costume. Stan Laurel has signed his name in blue ink next to his image, with additionally inscribing 'Hello Dickie!'; whilst Oliver Hardy has signed his name (slightly fainter) next to his image.The photograph is in Near Fine condition with a slight surface crease that does not affect the image or the signatures and is located on Oliver Hardy's black jacket.The reverse of the photograph is written '1947 at Dudley (Hippodrome - in another hand and pen) Lancs'

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

      Mark Hellinger Productions / Universal Pictures, Los Angeles 1947 - Collection of 5 vintage photographs from the 1947 film. 4 are studio still photographs, and one is a reference photograph.Criterion Collection 383. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Near Fine.Grant, p. 98. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime, pp. 63-64. Selby Masterwork, p. 29. Silver, pp. 59-60. Spicer, p. 406.

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        The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems

      New York: Reynal and Hitchcock. (1947). First. First edition. A soiled, good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to New York bookseller Robert Wilson in 1961. The author's first book, one of 750 copies. .

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        The Cats of Wildcat Hill

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1947. INSCRIBED BY EDWARD WESTON on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1947 stated 1st printing. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, G+/VG- dustjacket, with closed tears and chipping along the panel edges and at the lower tip. Still though, a presentable, attractive copy. Oblong quarto, crisp black-and-white reproductions thruout. THIS COPY ALSO INCLUDES A KODAK COLOR PRINT OF WESTON AND 2 OF THE CATS FROM WILDCAT HILL LAID-IN. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Good.

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        Fifty Photographs by Edward Weston

      Duell Sloan & Pearce, New York 1947 - Small folio. black boards lettered in gray, black and gray endpapers. Illustrated. No. 517 of 1,500 copies, initialled by Weston. pictorial dust jacketÊ(a little browned on spine and gray areas, slight rubbing) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth with green decorations and titles on cover and spine. Slightly bruised spine ends and lower front tip, inscription on front free endpaper. A near fine copy in near fine dustjacket with four tiny tears along the edges and just a touch of shelf wear. An extremely attractive copy of the author's first book in the later state dustjacket which is price-clipped and has the $2.50 price stamped on front flap. ; Octavo; 212 pages .

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        ROCKET SHIP GALILEO

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1947 - First Edition, First impression with a First State dust jacket. Requisite "A" and the Scribner seal on the copyright page. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1947. ROCKET SHIP GALILEO was Heinlein's first published novel, and a hallmark science fiction book described as follows: ROCKET SHIP GALILEO is "the first US juvenile sf novel to reflect the new levels of characterization, style and scientific plausibility now expected in the field . it was the first in a series that represents the most important contribution any single writer has made to children's sf ." - Clute and Nicholls (eds.), The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1993), pp. 554-57. "A pioneering novel that began American mainstream science fiction for children and combined young protagonists, gadgetry, current science, and adventure in such a way that even today the book retains interest." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-62. The book is in near fine condition with black boards, and green titles to spine with a green rocket ship to front board. The boards are clean with sharp corners, with one corner bump, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with no owner names, no inscriptions and no book plates. The internal pages are clean, and flat with No marks, No bent pages, No foxing, two pages with very small pale faded handling marks, otherwise no stains. Nice clean book with several fun illustrations. Please see detailed images. The original first state, first edition dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips and as such presents in near fine condition. The dust jacket has strong bright vibrant colors with No edgewear, No rips, No chips, No stains, No fading, No foxing and No rubbing. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has the original published price of $2.00 on the inner flap. Please see multiple images. Classic rare book that presents nicely on the shelf in the beautiful dust jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi first editions [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      Scribners, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A. 1947 - 1947. First printing. 212 pages. Scribners seal and "A" present. Black cloth boards. Green pictorial embossing of rocket on front board. Green title on spine. Endpapers pale yellow. Nice tight clean copy. Top edge a bit dusty. Some slight wear at the corners. Jacket is very good with some slight loss at the spine and some corners. One 1/4" piece missing at spine near Scribners "S". Some chipping along upper and lower edges. Front flap has been price-clipped and publisher's stamp (2.50) has been added. A solid VG/VG [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rivelli's Books]
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        South African Railways. Report of a Mission Representative of Various Departments Which proceeded Overseas for the Purpose of : (a) acquiring ships, tugs etc. (b) exploring the possibility of obtaining other equipment and material ; ... (Truncated)

      South African Railways, 1947, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketFull Book Title: South African Railways. Report of a Mission Representative of Various Departments Which proceeded Overseas for the Purpose of : (a) acquiring ships, tugs etc. (b) exploring the possibility of obtaining other equipment and material ; (c) investigating the latest trends in transport development in other countries, Volume 3 ONLYpublished in 3 large tomes. this is volume 3 only which covers : Locomotive Practice, Passenger and Wagon Stock Designs and Matters Incidental thereto, Operating Matters. a very heavy volume that is not really suitable for airmail post. bound with hard boards and brass screws. the boards are a little worn. a comprehensive report with numerous annexures at the back. one label with a previous owner's details under the front board. well bound Quantity Available: 1. Category: Trains; Inventory No: 40ei.

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        Mathematische Zeitschrift.

      Berlin, Springer, 1947-2002.. Bände 51 - 242 in 125 Bänden. Blaue Halbleineneinbände und Rote Halbleinen- bzw. Bibliotheks-Leineneinbände.. ISSN: 0025-5874. Titel rückseitig gestempelt und Buchrücken mit Bibliotheks-Signatur-Schild.

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        The Circus In The Attic And Other Stories

      Harcourt Brace, New York 1947 - 276 pages. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket art by Arens. Inscribed by Warren in 1951 on the first sheet. Fourteen short stories. Fine book in a fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the front cover and a 1/4" invisible closed tear to the top of the front cover. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        HELLBOX

      New York:: Random House. (1947). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Bob Kriendler -- I'll write them as long as you collect them --- I hope. John O'Hara 11 July 1947." Kriendler was a U.S. Attorney in New York City, and perhaps related to the Kriendlers of the 21 Club. Fine in dust jacket with quarter-inch chip at top of spine (but otherwise near fine).

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Auf einem Sofa ausgestreckt schlafender kleiner Junge.

      - Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Velin, verso ältere Zuschreibung an Franz Horny sowie Inventarnummer „Inv 452" 14,5:23,2 cm. – Verso: Fragment einer männlichen Porträtskizze, möglicherweise ein Selbstbildnis. Bleistift. Provenienz: vermutl. Sammlung Hans Geller, Dresden, wegen der Inventarnummer verso. Vergleichsliteratur zur Porträtskizze verso: H. Geller, Ernste Künstler fröhliche Menschen. München, 1947, Abb. 8: Porträt A. Zimmermann von J. Führich. In der Romantik ist ein zunehmendes Interesse an der Persönlichkeit des Kindes zu bemerken (vgl. Ausst. Katalog: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Mainz/München, 1995, Nr. 5: Beinchen von Ferdinand Olivier, 1816/17. In Zimmermanns malerischem und zeichnerischem Oeuvre sind Bildnisse seiner Kinder, zwei Knaben und ein Mädchen, die zwischen 1838 und 1842 geboren wurden, mehrfach anzutreffen. Es ist davon auszugehen, daß unsere Zeichnung um 1840 entstanden ist. Zimmermann besuchte die Akademie in Dresden von 1818-1825 bei F. Hartmann (1774-1842) und J.C. Rößler (1775-1845). Anschließend reiste er mit Carl Peschel (1798-1879) nach Rom, wo er 5 Jahre blieb und vermutlich Kontakte zum Kreis der Nazarener unterhielt. 1929 unternahm er mit Josef von Führich (1800-1876) eine Reise nach Neapel. 1830-1835 lebte er in Dresden, bis 1846 in Münster und Düsseldorf. 1837 heiratete er seine langjährige Verlobte Amalie Geller und holte sie nach Düsseldorf. Wegen bedrängender finanziellerBis zu seinem Tode lebte er dann in Breslau. Dort fand er die Unterstützung vom Fürstbischof Heinrich II.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to George Sylvester Viereck [and] Compliments slip with an inscription

      Sm. Ayot St. Lawrence: Sept. 25, 1947. Sm. 8vo, 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches, written ink on letterhead, framed with a portrait of Shaw, and a compliments slip inscribed by Shaw. Framed with a portrait of Shaw. A very good letter from Shaw to Viereck (1884-1962), a well-known and highly regarded German-American author who was jailed during WWII on specious grounds and not released until 1947. He wrote about the experience in a book ???Men into Beasts??? now seen as an early example of what evolved into gay pulp fiction. He also published a vampire novel in 1907 which is seen as a very early example of the genre, and early poetry described as Uranian male love poetry. He was a strong supporter of Hitler???s politics, though not at least overtly anti-Semitic. His son Peter Viereck was a well-known teacher and poet whose conservative positions were controversial. Shaw met George Viereck in the 1920s when Viereck interviewed him during a tour of Europe that included interviews with Hitler, Mussolini, and Einstein. Shaw writes: ???Publishers and editors come to me for my own stuff and they are afraid that if they touch yours they will be understood as endorsing your politics. And I havenâ??t the faintest notion of what your politics are...I gather from your address that they let you out after five years. You seem to have stood it with extraordinary spirit. Most martyrs are duds... So your lady threw you over! Take care: she may come back. I am very very old. Ninety one.â? Boldly signed â??GBSâ??. Also present is a printed compliments slip inscribed by Shaw: â??Go it Harold, go it! Damn the expense. The Malvern Hotel 25/8/30 GBS.â?

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        Thoughts On Design

      New York: Wittenborn & Company, 1947. First edition. First edition, stated. Very good or better in a near fine unclipped dust jacket, which shows the slightest edgewear but is overall quite bright. Front hinge starting, with a 2 inch split to the lower edge. This copy inscribed, dated and signed by Rand on the front free endpaper. This copy also with a handmade dust jacket protector which appears to have been signed by Rand. This book is well known to have been a hugely influential cornerstone title in the literature of contemporary graphic design; it has been reported that the first edition printing was quite small and quickly followed by a much larger second printing. Copies of this title signed in the year of publication are few and far between. Copies with an attractive dust jacket are also something less than common. Copies signed in the year of publication with an attractive dust jacket are genuinely rare.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed to George Sylvester Viereck [and] Compliments slip with an inscription

      Sm. Ayot St. Lawrence: Sept. 25, 1947. Sm. 8vo, 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches, written ink on letterhead, framed with a portrait of Shaw, and a compliments slip inscribed by Shaw. Framed with a portrait of Shaw. A very good letter from Shaw to Viereck (1884-1962), a well-known and highly regarded German-American author who was jailed during WWII on specious grounds and not released until 1947. He wrote about the experience in a book ?Men into Beasts? now seen as an early example of what evolved into gay pulp fiction. He also published a vampire novel in 1907 which is seen as a very early example of the genre, and early poetry described as Uranian male love poetry. He was a strong supporter of Hitler?s politics, though not at least overtly anti-Semitic. His son Peter Viereck was a well-known teacher and poet whose conservative positions were controversial. Shaw met George Viereck in the 1920s when Viereck interviewed him during a tour of Europe that included interviews with Hitler, Mussolini, and Einstein. Shaw writes: ?Publishers and editors come to me for my own stuff and they are afraid that if they touch yours they will be understood as endorsing your politics. And I haven?t the faintest notion of what your politics are...I gather from your address that they let you out after five years. You seem to have stood it with extraordinary spirit. Most martyrs are duds... So your lady threw you over! Take care: she may come back. I am very very old. Ninety one.? Boldly signed ?GBS?. Also present is a printed compliments slip inscribed by Shaw: ?Go it Harold, go it! Damn the expense. The Malvern Hotel 25/8/30 GBS.?

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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