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        [Photographs]: 1940s Amateur Nudes from Philadelphia: Photo Album, Slides, Negatives (processed film)

      A collection of clearly amateur nude photographs of one woman, circa 1947-1948. A large group of images of a woman, unidentified; anecdotally found in Philadelphia. One can safely speculate that they were taken by her husband or a regular companion, during several sessions in different rooms or locations, and involving various erotic scenarios, presumably over a year or more. The archive consists of:1. Photo album: Blank album with 70 mounted photographs. Mostly full or partial nudes, largely in a domestic setting, including in a bath tub, on a bed, on a couch, stripping, etc. Different sizes, different qualities in keeping with home development, most are very good. The album has clearly been pillaged or "curated" (whether by the subject or a subsequent owner is unclear) with a significant amount of images lacking (most of those, we think, might be represented in the slides and negatives that accompany the archive).2. Slides: 102 slides of the same subject in two metal slide boxes (one of the boxes is damaged, although the slides are largely very good or better). Slides are in both metal and cardboard frames.3. Loose negatives. Approximately 150-200 loose negatives depicting the same subject. Near fine. Negatives also depict some images not in the photo album including several images outside, and one depicting sexual activity with a man.4. Eight contemporary metal film canisters containing negatives of 35mm Super XX film, mostly cut into small strips of two images each depicting the same subject, perhaps a total of approximately 250-300 negative images.An interesting compilation of nude images depicting a single subject and informing how erotic relationships evolved in the dark ages before polaroids and cell phone cameras changed everything. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        L'Après Midi et le Monologue d'un Faune.

      Casa Editrice Il Balcone, Milano, 1947. Volume curato da Massimo Carrà e stampato da Mario Strada. In folio, pp. (18) 64, (8), con 5 litografie su zinco indedite di Carlo Carrà (cm 16 x 23 circa il foglio), firmate in bs. a sn. "C. Carrà 947", fogli sciolti in dieci quartini sciolti in cartella editoriale in cartonato beige con plancetta con titoli al piatto, carta filigranata con sigla "AAF". Le litografie di Carrà sono: "Fauno con flauto", "Fauno e fanciulla", "Venere" conosciuta anche come "Nudo", "Fanciulle", "Fauno". Al colophon si legge che di questo libro sono stati stampati su carta a mano filigranata centodieci esemplari numerati, di cui i primi due indicati con le lettere "A" e "B", con cinque litografie colorate e firmate a mano da Carlo Carrà, novantotto numerati da 3 a 100, e dieci numerati da CI a CX. Questi ultimi esemplari sono fuori commercio. A tiratura ultimata le pietre delle litografie sono state distrutte". Il nostro esemplare, in edizione originale, è il numero 43 con numerazione romana. Esemplare con usuali tracce alla brossura, molto buono lo stato di conservazione di tutti i fascicoli contenuti e delle litografie.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        Félicia ou mes fredaines. Illustré de vingt eaux-fortes originales en couleurs par Louis Icart

      Georges Guillot, Paris 1947 - In-4, en feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui roses imprimés éditeur. Illustré de 20 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs par Louis ICART. Tirage limité à 530 exemplaires, un des 350 sur Arches blanc (N° 258). (quelques rares rousseurs légères). // Quarto, loose leaves as issued under folded cover, editor decorated pink folder and slipcase. Illustrated with 20 original etchings in colours by Louis ICART. Limited printing of 530 copies, one of the 350 on white Arches paper (Nr 258). (some rare light foxing).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Gorizia. Il Santuario della Castagnevizza

      Silografia su carta bianca ruvida di mm. 325x450, firmata dall'autore che scrive anche il titolo del soggetto ritratto. Fa parte della cartella dedicata a Gorizia con presentazione di Biagio Marin ed edita nel 1947 per le cure del comitato "Agosto Goriziano".

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria LEG Antiqua]
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        Eine Abrechnung. 10 Handpressenkupferdrucke.

      Mchn., Graf Presse, 1947.. 30,5 x 22,5 cm. 2 Bl. Mit 10 original Radierungen (im Kupferdruck) von Willi Geiger. Lose in OHLwd.-Mappe.. Pommeranz-Liedtke S. 183; Schreyl S. 34. - Belegexemplar, außerhalb der Numerierung (Gesamtauflage 250 Exemplare), im Druckvermerk von Heinrich Graf signiert. Titel mit hs. Gruß und eigenh. Unterschrift von Willi Geiger. - Satirische Sammlung, die sich - wie Heinrich Graf im Vorwort anschaulich beschreibt - gegen Adolf Hitler richtet: "Diese Blätter sind der Ausfluß eines lodernden Hasses gegen das Ungeheuer in Menschengestalt, sie richten sich gegen jenes Scheusal, das die Moral und das Recht, die Freiheit, die Menschenwürde, die Religion, alles was bei zivilisierten Völkern von jeher als gut, schön, edel und erhaben gegolten hat, in einem beispiellosen Größenwahn verhöhnt und mit Füßen getreten hat" (Vorwort). - Willi Geiger (1878-1971) wurde 1933 aus dem Staatsdienst und seinem Lehramt an der Leipziger Staatliche Akademie für graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe entlassen und emigrierte bis 1945 an den Chiemsee. - Die Mappe schwach stockfleckig. Die Textblätter mit Knickspur. - Beiliegt: Richard Scheid "Gedichte der Verfolgung". Mchn., Privatdruck der Freunde, 1959. Mit 1 radierten Titelvignette von Willi Geiger. Pp. d. Zt. Kosch XIV, 376. Erste Ausgabe. Vorsatz mit hs. Widmung von Heinrich Graf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE ** Signed True First Edition **

      New Directions, NY 1947 - ***** This is the true first edition, first printing (with no later printings listed on the copyright page). ***** This book is SIGNED by the author (Tennessee Williams) on the second page. The author has not inscribed this book to anyone; it is just signed by the author. ***** The binding is the true first printing binding (pink boards). ****** Nice hardcover, lacking the dust jacket. There is NO writing, NO bookplates, and NO remainder marks. It is NOT a book club edition and NOT a former library book. CONDITION: This book is in VERY GOOD PLUS condition (mild rubbing on edges). We will include a custom-fitted mylar (clear) jacket with this book. ****** We will be happy to provide scans of the book and signature upon request. ***** OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU: All books are guaranteed to be as described. We believe that no sale is complete until you are happy. Any book is returnable for a full refund (including postage) if you're not 100% satisfied. All books are packaged very carefully and shipped via USPS Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Thank you! Richard Vick, Modern First Editions (Buying and Selling Modern First Editions since 1982). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        BEHOLD THIS WOMAN - PRESENTATION COPY

      New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1947. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; light gray cloth, with titled and blocked in black on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 281pp. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Goodis to a fellow employee at Warner Brother's: "February 9, 1948. To - Helen Fahringer - who is one of the most pleasant personalities in the Writers' Building at Warners. With my fond wishes - David Goodis." Faint offset to pastedowns, else a tight, Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.75), lightly spine-sunned, with some light edgewear, 2 short tears to rear panel, with a small scrape at upper corner of front joint; 2" of unnecessary brown paper reinforcement along edges on verso; Very Good+. Behold This Woman is Goodis' most autobiographical novel, a bizarre paean and cathartic payback to his estranged wife, Elaine Astor. The book was commercially successful, but more importantly, Goodis used the novel to lay the foundation for the type of woman his male protagonists would become entangled with; think Mommy Dearest meets The Black Widow. The novel tells the story of Clara Ervin, a manipulative, calculating, and cold-blooded woman who systematically emasculates and ruins her husband, as well as several other men, before meeting a violent death. To some degree, she embodies many characteristics of Goodis' wife Elaine, a central character in his life and the person who, ultimately, dealt him a piercing blow from which he did not recover for the remainder of his days. Books inscribed by Goodis are extremely rare; we know of but a handful of examples which have come to the market, nearly all of which were inscribed to people Goodis worked with at Warner Brothers, during some of the happier times in his life. The recipient was a much-loved secretary at Warner Brothers, working there well into her 70's. An attractive copy of the author's fourth hardcover book, and the only inscribed copy of this title we have seen or handled.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        The Background of Islam, being a Sketch of Arabian History in pre-Islamic Times

      Alexandria: Whitehead, Morris,, 1947. Octavo. Original green cloth-backed printed boards. Minimum of rubbing to the boards, lower board slightly browned, endpapers browned, text lightly toned, contemporary bookplate of Roger Longfellow Smith to the front pastedown, bookseller's ticket of GMs Books in Cairo to the front free endpaper, a really very good copy. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Philby, this numbered 316. Philby had originally approached John Murray to publish the present work with the intention of establishing himself as an authority on pre-islamic Arabia, but Murray rejected the manuscript having established that much of Philby's source material had been superseded. Philby, undaunted in his self-belief, published at his own expense. Philby had converted to Islam in 1930 and was known among his Arabian associates as Sheikh Abdullah.

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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..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        19 Stories

      London: Heinemann,, 1947. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Mild toning to pages in the price clipped dust jacket, with mild soiling to panels, light wear to ends of spine. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WALTZ INTO DARKNESS

      J.B. Lippincott & Company, Philadelphia 1947 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jours sans dimanche.

      Ohne Ort, Au Mont de Venus, 1947.. Folio. 2 Bll., 56 nn. S. mit illustr. Titel und 22 Tafeln mit Heliogravüren (es fehlen 4 nn.S. und 2 Taf.) Lose Lagen in einer illustr. Büttenbroschur mit Titel und Deckelillustration in kart. Umschlag (Decke) und Schuber.. Eins von 500 numerierten Exemplaren auf unbeschnittenem BFK Rives Bütten. Der gesamte Text ist in eine erotisch illustrierte Bordüre gedruckt. Erzählt wird die Geschichte von Jacques, 15 Jahre, blond, hübsch und in jeder Beziehung kräftig. Ein stattliches Lustobjekt für die Damen wie für die Herren, auch in Gruppen. Der anonyme Künstler [vermtl. Soungouroff] hat diese Erlebnisse sehr realistisch und gekonnt in Szene gesetzt; so ist das Werk illustriert mit 22 großformatigen Heliogravüren in S/W. Ein echtes Lustbuch und sehr seltenes homo- und heteroerotisches Werk. Das Werk wurde 1948 verboten. Schuber und Decke stärker berieben, Broschur mit kl. hinterlegten Läsuren. Innen durchgängig etwas fingerfleckig u. vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Es fehlt 1 Lage (= 4 nn. S. und 2 Taf.) Becourt, Livres condamnes 43. Dutel 1819. -------------------- Hautefeuille, Guy de. Jours sans dimanche. Sans lieu, Au Mont de Venus, 1947. In-folio. 2 ff., 56 pages non chiffrees et 22 planches avec lithographies (il manque 2 pages et 2 planches). En feuilles, chemise illustree et emboitage double. Un des 500 exemplaires numerotes sur papier a la forme, non rogne. Tout le texte fut imprime dans un encadrement erotique. C'est l'histoire de Jacques, 15 ans, blond, beau et bien equipe dans tous les sens du terme. Un objet de desir pour les dames mais aussi pour les hommes, parfois en groupe. L'artiste anonyme [peut-etre Soungouroff] montre les rencontres dans un style tres realiste et artistique. Un vrai livre de desir et rare comme oeuvre homo- et heterosexuelle. Elle fut condamnee pour la premiere fois en 1948. Emboitage double frotte. Couverture un peu tachee avec petites dechirures doublees. L'interieur avec taches de doigts au bord des pages. Becourt, Livres condamnes 43. Dutel 1819. --------------------------------- English description available on request.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        CYRANO DE BERGERAC. Comédie Héroique en cinq Actes en Vers.

      Rouam 1947 (Codice EK / 0171) In 4º (33x26 cm) 274 (6) pp. Stupenda edizione su carta forte, grandi margini, illustrata da Dubout con oltre 90 splendidi disegni a colori, di cui 20 a piena pagina su tavole fuori testo, colorati "au pochoir". Tiratura di 1610 copie, esemplare n. 417 della serie su papier de Rives. Legatura originale a fogli sciolti, copertina cartonata con disegno protetta da sovracc. trasparente originale, chemise editoriale in cartone e tela con astuccio. Allegata scheda bibliografica di prestigioso antiquario torinese. Splendido esemplare, freschissimo, pressoché perfetto. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
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        TE VAGY A TANU! UKRAJNÁTÓL AUSCHWITZIG

      Budapest; Kossuth. 1947. Hardcover. Original Cloth. 8vo. 482, [12] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hungarian. 'You are the Witness! From Ukraine to Auschwitz. ' With 12 pages of plates (printed in blue ink) . Includes name register of Hungarian Jewish victims of the holocaust on pages 209-482. Finely bound in buckram with gilt title. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Registers of dead ?- Hungary. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Registers of dead - Ukraine. Holocaust survivors - Hungary ?- Registers. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Jews - Persecutions - Hungary. Jews - Persecutions. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) . OCLC lists 18 copies. Light wear to cloth; pages lightly aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-115-20) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        The Butterfield Overland Mail 1857-1869 Its Organization and Operation Over the Southern Route to 1861; Subsequently Over the Central Route to 1866; and Under Wells, Fargo and Company in 1869 (Volumes I, II, III)

      Glendale, Calif.: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1947. First EditionsFirst Printings. All three books in this complete set are in fine condition in full dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text and border stamping on the spines. Each is a small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6 1/4" with the top edges of the text blocks gilt for volumes I and II with a prior owner's abbreviated date written on the front paste downs. Without their plain brown paper dust jackets. Volume I is only one of 1,257 copies printed. Volume II is one of only 1,254 copies printed; and, volume III is one of only 1,260 copies printed. Volume I contains 412 pages. Volume II contains 446 pages (many of which are unopened) including an index. The third volume (Atlas) contains 71 illustrated plates and three large fold-out maps. These volumes are part of the American Trails Series by the Arthur H. Clark Company. A very clean, neat and handsome set. (Clark/Burnet, 58)

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1947 - A near fine first edition copy in black cloth with green lettering/rocket. Spine ends/corners slightly softened. Very slight reading ridge. Very slight separation of inner hinge at title page. Faint touch of foxing to top text block edge, tiny stain to bottom textblock edge. The price of $2.00 is present at first issue jacket, in mylar. Jacket has very short closed tear at spine foot and a bit of rubbing at spine ends/corners. This very attractive book is housed in a fine custom clamshell box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vie et Mort de Richard Winslow. With an original lithograph by Matisse

      Éditions du Bèlier. Paris 1947 - With an original Lithograph, in frontispiece, signed in pencil by Matisse, printed on China paper. Limited in 40 copies in Velin teinte Malacca paper. Very rare in very good condition. Franz Thomassin who writes under the pseudonym Franz Villiers, was the neighbor of Matisse Vence. The painter realized in late October 1946, three charcoal portraits followed fourteen lithographic variations of the writer face – Dutuit #18 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA - ILAB)]
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        Vie et Mort de Richard Winslow With an original lithograph by Matisse

      Paris: Éditions du Bèlier, 1947 With an original Lithograph, in frontispiece, signed in pencil by Matisse, printed on China paper. Limited in 40 copies in Velin teinte Malacca paper. Very rare in very good condition.Franz Thomassin who writes under the pseudonym Franz Villiers, was the neighbor of Matisse Vence. The painter realized in late October 1946, three charcoal portraits followed fourteen lithographic variations of the writer face ?" Dutuit #18

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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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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