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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]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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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. .

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

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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?

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller ]
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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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        Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar. Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966. 40 Years of Danish Furniture Design. The Copenhagen Cabinet-makers' Guild Exhibitions 1927-1966.

      Volume 3: 1947-1956. Kbhvn. 1987. Rigt illustr. 4to. 393 s. Orig. hellærred med smudsomslag. Helt friskt eksemplar. Richly illustr. Publisher's cloth with dustjacket. With Danish / English parallel-text. Fresh as published.. Grete Jalk registrered the carpenters and architects who participated in the furniture exhibitions of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild during these 40 years. An impressive work and a "must" for all interested in Danish design and furniture

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

      Amsterdam u.a., Elsevier, 1947-1970.. Bände 1 - 52 in 47 Bänden. 8°. Graue Halbleieneneinbbände.. ISSN: 0003-2670. Titel rückseitig gestempelt, ansonsten gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Trageser]
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        Occupation Japan Captured In the Photographs of an Australian Serviceman

      An album with 128 original b/w photographs of Australian soldiers in Japan as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1947 - 1948. A Japanese black lacquer album with a painted view of Mount Fuji with mother-of-pearl inlays, papered spine. Head and tail of spine torn with a little loss. Album is chipped and a little worn in places at edges, tissue guards marked and creased. The album in very good and the photographs in the main are in excellent condition, a few a little faded. Containing altogether 120 black and white photographs in various formats (6.7 x 11 cm - 11.5 x 16 cm) all with typed captions (30 with captions in the white margin of the photographic paper, the others with captions typed onto thin strips of paper pasted below). 8 professional colour photographic views of Tokyo laid in towards the rear of the album also neatly captioned. Lacks 5 small photographs, which as their captions remain, it is clear that 3 were portraits, one showed a picnic scene and the fifth was likely a view of Takarazuka. The photographs in this fascinating album were taken by an Australian sergeant stationed at Kobe in 1947 and 1948. The first photograph in the album is of a group of three Australian soldiers posing in front of Parliament House (National Diet building) in Tokyo. There are overall approximately 50 photographs showing scenery and Japanese people, including boys in a boat, street scenes, peasants at work, a Japanese woman and child in traditional kimono with sun umbrellas, the interior of a temple, a taxi, a man on a bike with his two sons on the back seat, Japanese buildings under repair, an aerial view of devastated Kobe, cherry blossom, temples, the swimming pool at Kobe etc. A few photographs show leisure activities such as Australian men and women taking refreshments at a cricket match at Kobe (but also 2 of the actual match!), beach scenes, and the Kyoto races. The majority of photographs are of Australian (and New Zealand) army personnel out and about in Kobe or inside the BCOF headquarters. Interestingly there are also 26 photographs of Japanese staff working at the BCFO headquarters as typists and serving staff. 15 of these show them together with Australian soldiers including a group of 10 photographs of a picnic with three Japanese women (named in the caption 'Myra, Jane and Shorty'). Another group photograph shows an Australian soldier identified as Tom Lawry with a group of 16 Japanese people identified as 'staff of Sergeants mess Kobe'. Lawry has his arms around the Japanese woman sitting in front of him. There are also photographs of the BCFO headquarters, including the entrance to the camp, a 'Room No. 15', the sergeants?' dining room, the chapel and cemetery, Christmas parties, and a 'BCSA' Anniversary party. A group photograph shows the 19 members of the Sergeants mess Kobe 1948. Two loosely tipped-in photographs show a guard change. Throughout the album, three of the Australian soldiers are identified by name, however the compiler of the album signs portraits of himself only as 'Yours truly'. 5 photographs have been removed from the album. Provenance: Tasmania. Loosely tipped-in is also the photograph of a military (?) brass band with photographer's rubber stamp verso (Winter's - Burnie [Tas.] and with the pencil note 'Hurst'. A fascinating record of Australians serving in post-WWII Japan. While the Australian forces in occupied Japan appear to be reasonably well-documented, private photographs such as these, and particularly from Kobe, are very scarce and rarely offered for sale. .

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        MUI NO SEKKEI, Shishu^

      1947 - KAWAJI Ryuko, poet. ONCHI Koshiro, artist. MUI NO SEKKEI, Shishu. Tokyo, Fugaku Honsha, Showa 22 [1947]. Large 8vo., the book was designed by Onchi and illustrated by him as well. There is a wonderful abstract "essential portrait of the poet" in color woodcut by Onchi. Kawaji was the mentor in poetry for Yukio Mishima when the latter was in his early teens. The book represents quite an interesting intersection of author, artist & designer. The covers are a bit soiled, else very good condition overall. #43 of 600cc, signed by Ryuko. [Onchi, HON NO BIJITSU, p 116]

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        Goodnight Moon

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1947 - A rare dust jacketed copy from Harper & Brothers, the original publisher. Book in Very Good + condition, with the front hinge cracked and the spine a bit cocked, otherwise fairly clean and tidy. In a Good example of the scarce early dust jacket with a few tape ghosts over tears on the verso, now removed and repaired with archival tissue. A "Harper Blue Ribbon" sticker affixed to the dust jacket, front flap is price-clipped. And while this jacket does not match up with the points of the true first, it is undoubtedly rare and early.Margaret Wise Brown's beloved children's picture book and bedtime story about a child wishing goodnight to his surroundings. The book was voted one of the top 100 picture books of all time in a poll by the School Library Journal, and though sales started slowly it quickly become a bestseller and a ubiquitous sight in family households. It reads almost as a lullaby, and has soothed literally millions of children to sleep since first publication in 1947. While that would not be high praise for many books, it is so here. "Rhythmic drowsy phrases are set to pictures that complement them perfectly? " (Contemporary New York times review). Very Good + in Good. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Pearl

      Viking 1947 - First Edition, First Printing published by Viking in December 1947 with NO indication of later printings. A stunning dustjacket that is rich in color with only a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in amazing shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION seldom seen in this nice condition. We buy Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Landscape with Red Tree and White Birches

      1947. Oil on canvas by Cummings, who did not title his paintings; the title given here is purely descriptive. 18" x 24". "By E.E. Cummings" written on the wood frame, apparently in another's hand. Cummings signed only a small fraction of his work, deliberately and for philosophical reasons: he believed the work should stand on its own -- and be judged on its own merits or faults -- rather than be judged by who the creator of it was. When he backed away from the New York art scene in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Cummings was backing away from what he considered to be an artistic milieu driven by personality and ego rather than by art. After his early period as an abstract artist, he focused on representational art for the rest of his life, but often -- as in this painting -- he used a palette and a style that owed much to his early influences among modern artists: Cezanne, Matisse, and the Fauvists. One tack missing from the top of the stretched canvas; else fine. No Binding.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed "Z. Kodály" to Associated Music Publishers in New York

      Folio, ca. 292 x 185 mm. Dated Budapest, June 27, [1947?]. In blue ink. On a folded sheet advertising the Jägerhaus Hotel and Restaurant in Karlsbad. With the recipient's name and New York address in Kodály's autograph to address panel on verso."Universal Edition Vienna, ask[!] me to confirm personally the arrangement about my Bach Chorale you wish publish[!] in a string orchestra arrangement paying the sum of $50.00[?]. Agreed, and you send me a copy of the score and each separ[at]e part. Yours very truly... "Slightly worn and soiled; creased at folds and slightly overall; four file holes and several small perforations to upper edge with partial loss to date; lower edge slightly chipped. . "With Bartók, [Kodály] was one of the creators of a new Hungarian art music based on folk sources, and he laid the foundation for the development of a broadbased and musically literate culture… With the success of the Psalmus hungaricus Kodály had made a fresh start, and his career gained further momentum with the premières of the Singspiel Háry János (Budapest, 16 October 1926) and of the six-movement suite drawn from it (Barcelona, 24 March 1927). These works consolidated Kodály’s stature the world over: Toscanini and Mengelberg, Ansermet and Furtwängler were among the first to include them in their programmes. " László E sze et al in Grove onlineUniversal published Kodály's arrangement for cello and piano of Bach's 3 Chorale Preludes in 1924; we have not located an arrangement by Kodály for string orchestra of any of Bach's chorales published by AMP.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC ]
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        Autograph letter signed "Z. Kodaly" to Associated Music Publishers in New York

      . Folio, ca. 292 x 185 mm. Dated Budapest, June 27, [1947?]. In blue ink. On a folded sheet advertising the Jägerhaus Hotel and Restaurant in Karlsbad. With the recipient's name and New York address in Kodaly's autograph to address panel on verso. "Universal Edition Vienna, ask[!] me to confirm personally the arrangement about my Bach Chorale you wish publish[!] in a string orchestra arrangement paying the sum of50.00[?]. Agreed, and you send me a copy of the score and each separ[at]e part. Yours very truly... " Slightly worn and soiled; creased at folds and slightly overall; four file holes and several small perforations to upper edge with partial loss to date; lower edge slightly chipped.. "With Bartok, [Kodaly] was one of the creators of a new Hungarian art music based on folk sources, and he laid the foundation for the development of a broadbased and musically literate culture With the success of the Psalmus hungaricus Kodaly had made a fresh start, and his career gained further momentum with the premieres of the Singspiel Hary Janos (Budapest, 16 October 1926) and of the six-movement suite drawn from it (Barcelona, 24 March 1927). These works consolidated Kodaly's stature the world over: Toscanini and Mengelberg, Ansermet and Furtwängler were among the first to include them in their programmes. " Laszlo E sze et al in Grove online Universal published Kodaly's arrangement for cello and piano of Bach's 3 Chorale Preludes in 1924; we have not located an arrangement by Kodaly for string orchestra of any of Bach's chorales published by AMP.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        [78 rpm album]: Songs To Grow On: Nursery Days [With original booklet inscribed:] Songs To Grow On: Nursery Days

      New York: DISC Company, 1947. Original half black and red paper boards, paper sleeves housing three 78 rpm discs; original booklet (measuring 5-1/2 by 8 inches) laid in. Oblong 4to. Three 78 rpm discs in fine condition, lightest edge-wear to original album boards; laid-in booklet in fine condition. ?'THE BOUNCY, OPEN RHYMINESS OF BEING A KID?": ORIGINAL DISC COMPANY ALBUM OF GUTHRIEÕS SONGS TO GROW ON, WITH ORIGINAL DISC BOOKLET INSCRIBED BY GUTHRIE. Original album of three 78 rpm discs containing the first recordings of six beloved childrenÕs songs by Guthrie, composed with and for his beloved daughter Cathy, ?'the most important Guthrie recordings on DISC?"?'given to the recipient with a laid-in original booklet from Moe AschÕs legendary DISC Company inscribed on the title page, ?'Our latest album, Woody Guthrie.?" This rare album, with a distinctive association, is from the estate of GuthrieÕs close and intimate correspondent Charlotte Strauss. ?'The most important Guthrie recordings on DISC Records before its demise [in 1947] were his childrenÕs songsÉ Woody made up songs to sing to his daughter Cathy, to whom he referred lovingly as Miss StackabonesÉ. Many of these are still loved by children today. In 1947, DISC released Songs to Grow On: Nursery Days (Disc 605)É Owing to their importance, GuthrieÕs childrenÕs recordings were among the very first Asch issued whenever a new format came along?" (Santelli, 64). GuthrieÕs music and lyrics for the Songs to Grow On series of albums, composed for and with his beloved daughter Cathy, possess an artless glow that makes them ?'truly childrenÕs songs?"?'the work of a man whose ?'innocence [and] childlike quality of wonderÉ were more than just a pose?'he actually seemed to shed 30 years of experience and see the world as Cathy didÉ the bouncy, open rhyminess of being a kid. It was somehow inevitable, once he returned from the army [in early 1946] and began spending more time with her, that he and Cathy would become collaborators in fact as well as spirit?" (Klein, 324-5). In early 1947 Cathy Guthrie died in a tragic fire at age six. With laid-in original booklet for the DISC Company Songs to Grow On album series. With three original 78 rpm discs in original paper sleeves: ?'Needle Sing?" (5074A), ?'Pick It Up?" (5074B); ?'Build a House?" (5073A), ?'Pretty and Shinyo?" (5073B); ?'My Little Seed?" (5075A), ?'All Work Together?" (5075B). Cover illustration by Thelma Martin. New Grove, 856. From the estate of Charlotte Strauss, whose revealing and often passionate correspondence with Guthrie began in 1945, intensified as he completed his tour with the Army, and continued over several years. A scarce about-fine album with a notable association.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Big Sky

      New York: William Sloane Associates, 1947. First edition. First edition. A special limited first edition given out in advance of the book's publication. With a dust jacket that states: "This is your autographed copy." This is #117 of 500 limited edition copies. Signed by Guthrie on the limitation page. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some sunning to the gray jacket and browning to pages. Underneath the special jacket is the regular trade edition jacket which is in near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Fleet Admiral Nimitz inscribes to a United States Senator a photograph taken on the battleship USS ?Missouri? depicting Nimitz signing the Instrument of Surrender of Japan

      n.p., 1947-1949. 14" x 11". "Photograph Signed ?C.W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, USN,? inscribed in his hand ?To Senator J. Howard McGrath - / with best wishes and great appreciation .? Black & white, 9? x 7.25 image, overall 14? x 11?. One surface. Parts of inscription a tad light with adequate contrast. Light rippling. Dark facsimile Nimitz signature on photographic portion of image. Fine condition.On the morning of September 2, 1945, more than two weeks after accepting the Allies? terms, Japan formally surrendered. The ceremonies, less than half an hour long, took place on board the battleship USS ?Missouri,? anchored with other United States and British ships in Tokyo Bay. In this photograph, as the United States Representative, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, signs the Instrument of Surrender. Standing directly behind him are (left-to-right): General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Admiral William F. Halsey, USN, and Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman, USN.James Howard McGrath represented Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate from January 3, 1947, until his resignation on August 23, 1949, having been appointed Attorney General by President Harry S. Truman."

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        Wayward Bus

      The Viking Press, New York 1947 - First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket has minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the original dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Économie & Intérêt;

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

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        Philosophy and Politics

      London: Cambridge University Press for the National Book League, 1947. First Edition. SIGNED by Bertrand Russell on the front free end paper. The great philosopher's analysis of the influence of philosophical thought upon political behavior, delivered in an address to the National Book League in October 1946. 12mo, 29 pages, including a two-page reading list at the end. Very Good in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket. Some age-toning to the pages and to the jacket. Signed copies are not often found in the market. VERY SCARCE SIGNED.

      [Bookseller: Le Bookiniste]
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        Autograph letter signed "Z. Kodály" to Associated Music Publishers in New York

      Folio, ca. 292 x 185 mm. Dated Budapest, June 27, [1947?]. In blue ink. On a folded sheet advertising the Jägerhaus Hotel and Restaurant in Karlsbad. With the recipient's name and New York address in Kodály's autograph to address panel on verso. "Universal Edition Vienna, ask[!] me to confirm personally the arrangement about my Bach Chorale you wish publish[!] in a string orchestra arrangement paying the sum of $50.00[?]. Agreed, and you send me a copy of the score and each separ[at]e part. Yours very truly... " Slightly worn and soiled; creased at folds and slightly overall; four file holes and several small perforations to upper edge with partial loss to date; lower edge slightly chipped. . "With Bartók, [Kodály] was one of the creators of a new Hungarian art music based on folk sources, and he laid the foundation for the development of a broadbased and musically literate cultureÂ… With the success of the Psalmus hungaricus Kodály had made a fresh start, and his career gained further momentum with the premières of the Singspiel Háry János (Budapest, 16 October 1926) and of the six-movement suite drawn from it (Barcelona, 24 March 1927). These works consolidated KodályÂ’s stature the world over: Toscanini and Mengelberg, Ansermet and Furtwängler were among the first to include them in their programmes. " László E sze et al in Grove online Universal published Kodály's arrangement for cello and piano of Bach's 3 Chorale Preludes in 1924; we have not located an arrangement by Kodály for string orchestra of any of Bach's chorales published by AMP.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        INTIMATIONS OF EVE.

      Methuen & Co. Ltd. [1947]., London - First British edition. [250] pp. Blue cloth, spine lettered in white. Corners bumped, a very good copy in a decent dust jacket, some sunning of the spine. The American first edition appeared from Vanguard in 1946. From the Stuart Teitler collection of Lost Race Fiction. Prehistoric fantasy novel. Witchcraft and a female goddess. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thompson Rare Books - ABAC / ILAB]
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        Under the Volcano (The Uncorrected Proof)

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. The 1947 uncorrected proof of Malcolm Lowry's masterpiece, in its original beige wrappers. Solid and VG-, with very light creasing and soiling to the panels, mild darkening along the spine and panel edges and one 2" chip at the rear panel's upper left corner. Small former owner name and date as well at the half-title. Still though, tight, sturdy and presentable. 12mo, 375 pgs. . Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Hippokrates: Informationen aus der Medizinischen Wissenschaft und Praxis/ Zeitschrift für praktische Heilkunde (KONVOLUT aus 25 Bänden) - Jg. 18 (1947) bis Jg. 42 (1971) in fortlaufender Folge.

      Hippokrates Verlag; 1947 - 1971.. gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 25 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten;

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        ROCKET SHIP GALILEO

      Charles Scribner's Sons [1947], New York - Octavo, illustrated by Thomas Voter, cloth. The importance of this book cannot be overstated, as it is the first published novel (in book form), by one of the major, if not the most, important science fiction writer of post-war America. Heinlein established himself in the field of science fiction during the golden age of Astounding Science Fiction (starting in 1939), he would later introduce a generation of baby boomer children to this literary genre. After World War II, Heinlein's career expanded the reach of the genre by being published in the 'slick' magazines of the period (Saturday Evening Post and others) and he also began a series of juvenile novels to be published by the mainstream firm of Charles Scribner's Sons. Their reach was wide, especially into the library marketplace were many young children would encounter them. This title 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: The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1994), p. 554-557. "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. George Pal's 1950 film Destination Moon is loosely based on ROCKET SHIP GALILEO. Heinlein co-authored the screenplay and served as a technical advisor to the production, along with German rocket expert Hermann Oberth. Destination Moon, the first of Pal's many sf films, "has great historical importance: its commercial success initiated the sf film boom of the 1950s, after a decade that had contained almost no sf cinema at all. It has interest in hindsight, too, in the partial accuracy with which it anticipated the actual Moon landing of 1969. To this day, Destination Moon stands as a film obvious made by people who knew about science." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1994), p. 324. Light damp stain to lower right front cover, along bottom front edge and lower left rear corner, previous owner's bookplate with name in ink affixed to half title page, a very good copy in a very good first state dust jacket (printed price of $2.00) with damp stain to verso along lower edges, no show through, and mild rubbing along front flap fold. (17063) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Labours of Hercules

      London: for the Crime Club by Collins,, 1947. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, spine ends a little faded, edges lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the bright jacket, lightly creased with a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. "The collection consists of an account of each of the twelve cases Poirot has decided to take on before his planned retirement, in emulation of his heroic namesake... [it is] very successful with Poirot on excellent form" (Wagstaff & Poole, Agatha Christie: A Reader's Companion, p. 198).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Figuren einer Komödie. 24 Lithographien. Gedruckt von Marliani. [Signierte Originallithografien/ signed original lithographs].

      Marliani., [Düsseldorf], 1947 - [Düsseldorf], Marliani. [1947]. 4°. 31 cm. Unpaginiert. 26 Blätter (13 Doppelblätter). Original-Kartonmappe mit . Nummer 42 von [56] nummerierten Exemplaren. Jede Lithografie von Pudlich signiert. Maße Blätter: 30,8 x 21,5 (30,8 x 43,0) cm. Maße Platten: 25,0 x 16,0 cm. Mappe deutlich fleckig, geringe Randläsuren. Lithografien in sehr gutem Zustand. Number42 of 56 numbered exemplars. With 24 original lithographs signed by Robert Pudlich. Original cardboard folder with loose sheets. Measure sheets: 30,8 x 21,5 (30,8 x 43,0) cm. Measure plate: 25,0 x 16,0 cm. Folder with stronger traces of use, spotted, light edgewear. Lithographs in fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Visual History of Nations, History of Flight [2 sets]

      K Bileski, 1947 This is a lot of 21 lithographs by Szyk. There are two sets of the Visual History of Nations and History of Flight, 10 lithos in each, one set with all ten signed, one set unsigned but with "First Edition stamped on the back of five of the ten plates. Plates measure 11 1/3 by 10". Also included is a 14 1/2 by 10" Abraham Lincoln, With Malice Toward None, @ 1946 by Sidney Hallaender for The Ever Ready Label Corporation. Also included is a brochure describing the plates . All but four plates and brochure pages are loose, mounted in two binders with archival sleeves. Four unsigned plates, not first editions are loose in matted frames.

      [Bookseller: Kerkhoff Books Div KSI]
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        Ruffed Grouse

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi, 1947. First Edition, No. 150 of 210 copies, signed by the author and with an extra loose plate inserted. Illustrated with 16 black and white photographs, and six color plates by Dr. Edgar Burke. xii, [1]-271, [1], iii, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black 3/4 morocco, gilt spine, tan cloth sides, t.e.g., A FINE COPY, in original numbered slipcase. Bookplates of Alan L. Harvie and M.L. (Duke) Biscotti. BISCOTTI'S COPY The natural history of the grouse, with methods of hunting and the author's experiences with guns, dogs and people. An important, very scarce, and very sought-after volume, in fine condition. "Ruffed Grouse, like its companion volume Woodcock, was the first work devoted entirely to that game bird. Both titles enjoy high demand from hunters, naturalists and collectors.The deluxe edition is the most sought after of the four Knopf titles produced with deluxe editions. This is the case not just because of its content, or from a supply standpoint; the deluxe edition of Ruffed Grouse is a magnificent example of bookbinding.Sales records indicates only 165 copies of this limited edition were actually sold." [Biscotti].

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Fifty Photographs by Edward Weston

      New York: Duell Sloan & Pearce, (1947). First edition. black boards lettered in gray, black and gray endpapers. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (a little browned on spine and gray areas, slight rubbing). Small folio. Illustrated No. 517 of 1,500 copies, initialled by Weston .

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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