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        The Mother of Us All (an opera) [limited/numbered edition, *SIGNED* by the composer; with three original photographs by Carl Van Vechten]

      New York: Music Press, Inc.. Very Good. [1947]. First Edition. Hardcover. (grey decorated cloth, no dust jacket) [moderate exterior soiling, corners bumped, light stain across bottom of front cover, spine somewhat darkened]. (two B&W photographs) This opera, first performed at Columbia University in May 1947, was inspired by the life and career of Susan B. Anthony, and includes a wide range of historical characters, among them Daniel Webster, Anthony Comstock, Ulysses S. Grant and Lillian Russell. This is No. 47 of 55 copies (of which only 50 were for sale) which were "printed on special paper, cloth bound and numbered ... and are signed [on the limitation page] by Virgil Thomson." (The regular trade edition was 1,000 copies in wrappers.) Included (but transferred from another copy of the book) are the three original portrait photographs by Carl Van Vechten which were originally issued with each of the numbered copies. Each photograph is approx. 5x7 inches, and is mounted on a 9x12 piece of thin textured card stock; each has a printed label on the verso bearing Van Vechten's original signature. The three photographs, contained in their original envelope, are: Gertrude Stein; Virgil Thomson; and Dorothy Dow (as Susan B. Anthony) and William Horne (as Jo the Loiterer), as they appeared in the original production. [NOTE that the original photo of Stein (in profile) is different from the shot of Stein (in front of an American flag) that's reproduced as part of a dual frontispiece in the book itself; the two portraits of Thomson are identical.] Signed by One Author .

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions, 1947. First edition. Fine/Fine. A lovely copy of this theater and film highspot. A Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. One small nick to the upper board and a short half-inch closed tear at the top of the front panel, but neither defect pushing this copy below Fine. Completely untoned and unfaded and exceptionally scarce as such. With a signed promo photo of Vivien Leigh laid in. Leigh won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Blanche in the 1951 film adaptation by Elia Kazan starring her, Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter. Exceptionally scarce in this condition. Fine in Fine. dust jacket.

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        Corrected Typescript Signed of his novel, The Homunculus

      Underwood, 55 Broad St., Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., Pa, 1947. [3], 177 leaves, with numerous autograph corrections in ink. Signed on title-leaf. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary black buckram, title in gilt on spine. Fine. Author's Corrected Typescript, Signed on Title David H. Keller, M.D. (1880-1966), was born in Philadelphia and educated at the University of Pennsylvania. After practicing medicine for more than a decade, he became an neuropsychiatrist in 1914, and subsequently practiced in state hospitals in Louisiana, Tennessee, and again in Pennsylvania. Keller served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in both World Wars, and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. A prolific writer "better known for his sf ? than for his fantasy and horror, which is in fact superior" (Mike Ashley in the Encyclopedia of Fantasy), Keller was a frequent contributor to Weird Tales as well as to numerous early fan publications; some of his works were first published in France, and his bibliography is complex. Keller's first work in the field of fantasy and science fiction appeared in 1928; his first published novel was The Devil and the Doctor (1940). The Homunculus was published by Prime Press of Philadelphia in 1949. This typescript is signed "David H. Keller M.D." on the title leaf and bears more than 100 authorial corrections, sometimes extensive. These are chiefly in ink with an occasional pencilled or typed alteration.

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        A La Recherche Du Temp Perdu (3 volumes)

      Gallimard 1947 - 3 volume set. color illustrations 23 cm. Hardcover in slip case. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages.655, 764, 724 pp., 77 color plates. t. 1. Du cote de chez Swann. A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs.--t. 2. Le cote de Guermantes. Sodome et Gomorrhe.--t. 3. La prisonniere. Albertine disparue. Le temps retrouve. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Truman appoints Bernard Baruch?s younger brother Herman as U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands ? he resigns two years later because he didn?t want to spend another cold winter in Holland

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Harry S. Truman? as President, 1p, 22.5? x 18.25?. Mounted on board of same size. Countersigned ?Dean Acheson? as Secretary of State. Washington, D.C., March 13, 1947. Eagle vignette at top center. Seal of the United States, 3.5?-diameter, affixed at lower left. Surface ripples, partial mid-horizontal fold. Boldly signed. Very Good condition.In part, ?To Herman B. Baruch, of New York, Greeting: Reposing special trust and confidence in your Integrity, Prudence, and Ability, I have nominated and by and with the consent of the Senate do appoint you Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to The Netherlands...?Herman Benjamin Baruch (1872-1953) was the younger brother of financier and presidential adviser Bernard M. Baruch. Appointed U.S. Ambassador to Portugal by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 9, 1945, on September 5, 1945, Herman Baruch visited President Truman in the White House shortly before he returned to his post in Lisbon. On his daily list of appointments for that day, Truman handwrote next to Baruch?s name: "Flatterer. Wants to be ambassador to France. Conniver like his Brother." By this document, President Truman appointed him to a nation bordering France. After an exchange of letters between Baruch and the President, the White House announced, on August 19, 1949, Baruch?s resignation as Ambassador. The 77-year-old diplomat later said he did not want to spend another winter in the Netherlands.

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        LIBRO DE ORO CON MEMORATIVE DE LAS VISITAS DE LOS PRESIDENTES HARRY S. TRUMAN A MEXICO

      Policia Auxiliar Del D. F. Mexico 1947 - Cloth boards lightly soiled, slight edge; Text in English and Spanish. Laid-in handout from Chattanooga public school superintendent presenting this as a prize for participation in the "Mexican Scrapbook Contest. " Includes numerous b/w photos of Pres. Truman's 1947 visit to Mexico. Includes full text of speeches by Truman and Mexican President Aleman. International delivery upon request. Very Good wear, cover pastedown chipped. Binding is sturdy and straight, inner pages unmarked. Unpaginated, approximately 125pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corrected Typescript Signed of his novel, The Homunculus

      Underwood, 55 Broad St., Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., Pa, 1947. [3], 177 leaves, with numerous autograph corrections in ink. Signed on title-leaf. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary black buckram, title in gilt on spine. Fine. [3], 177 leaves, with numerous autograph corrections in ink. Signed on title-leaf. 1 vols. 4to. Author's Corrected Typescript, Signed on Title. David H. Keller, M.D. (1880-1966), was born in Philadelphia and educated at the University of Pennsylvania. After practicing medicine for more than a decade, he became an neuropsychiatrist in 1914, and subsequently practiced in state hospitals in Louisiana, Tennessee, and again in Pennsylvania. Keller served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in both World Wars, and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. A prolific writer "better known for his sf ... than for his fantasy and horror, which is in fact superior" (Mike Ashley in the Encyclopedia of Fantasy), Keller was a frequent contributor to Weird Tales as well as to numerous early fan publications; some of his works were first published in France, and his bibliography is complex. Keller's first work in the field of fantasy and science fiction appeared in 1928; his first published novel was The Devil and the Doctor (1940). The Homunculus was published by Prime Press of Philadelphia in 1949. This typescript is signed "David H. Keller M.D." on the title leaf and bears more than 100 authorial corrections, sometimes extensive. These are chiefly in ink with an occasional pencilled or typed alteration.

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        Addams and Evil

      New York: Simon and Shuster, 1947. 4to, 112 pp., unpaginated. Signed and inscribed with an original watercolor of Lurch as Santa Claus: ?'New York 1947 / For Daise Terry / Merry Christmas / Chas Addams?". Blue decorative boards, lightly worn and faded at extremities, in unclipped illustrated dust-jacket with a few short closed tears and chips and one 3 inch closed tear to lower upper panel, otherwise very good and preserved in mylar. First edition, first printing of the second anthology of AddamsÕ cartoons, a great presentation copy inscribed to Daise Terry, office manager at the New Yorker and an early advocate for Addams at the magazine (Ben Yagoda, About Town: The New Yorker and the World it Made, 2000). Full-page presentation watercolors of this kind are extremely scarce.

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        Negro City Directory - Dallas, Texas 1947-1948

      Dallas Times Herald, 1947, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust JacketFantastic and extremely rare book from Dallas of the 1940's. It contains many ads of local black-owned businesses, and profiles of colleges, churches, and prominent individuals. It also includes an alphabetical listing of black residents that is far more comprehensive than the regular phone book. Each listing includes address and occupation (when available), as well as listing each member of the household and their relationship to the head of household.Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. 356 pp. Pages are tight and clean. . Bumped and rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 pounds. Category: History; History::Black History; History::Texas History; United States; Genealogy & Local History. Inventory No: 104255.

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        The Labours of Hercules

      London: Published for the Crime Club by Collins,, 1947. Octavo. Original red cloth, black lettered spine. With the dust jacket. A few nicks and chips to extremities of jacket, light creases to spine and back panel. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Tipped-in is an attractive autograph note signed by Agatha Christie ("A. C.") beginning "So [many?] books!!" and listing a number of her titles: "Appointment with Death, Murder on the Nile, The A. B. C. Murders, Cards on the Table, Murder in Mesopotamia, Sad Cypress, Three Act Tragedy, Lord Edgware Dies etc!" Undated but the latest publication would be Sad Cypress (1940). "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).

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        Ocima: Svet Kolem Nas

      1947. HAK, Miroslav. Ocima: Svet Kolem Nas. 15 pp. Introduction by Lubomir Linhart. Illustrated with 46 full-page reproductions of Hák's photographs. 4to., original wrappers with photo reproduction on front and back cover. [Praha]: Ceskoslovenske Filmove Nakladatelstvi, 1947.First edition. A fine copy of this scarce and important Czech photobook with an introduction by Linhart in Czech and English.Birgus, Tschechische Avantgarde-Fotografie 1918-1948, page 285.

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        Braque Le Patron

      1947. BRAQUE, Georges. Braque Le Patron. By Jean Paulhan. Folio, original lithographed wrappers, preserved in the original cloth-backed cardboard box. Paris: Trois Collines, 1947. |~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of the deluxe issue of this classic text on Braque. For this issue Braque made two lithographs; one appears as the front cover and is repeated, loose inside, and the other decorates the first page of the text. This is one of sixty-five copies, from a total edition of 90 copies. Braque and Paulhan signed the colophon. Dora Vallier, Braque: The Complete Graphics Catalogue Raisonne 28.

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        Twelve Million Black Voices

      1947. HEARTFIELD, John. Twelve Million Black Voices. By Richard Wright. 152 pp. 8vo., bound in publisher's cloth and dust-wrapper designed by John Heartfield. London: Lindsay Drummond, 1947. A fine copy of one of the books for which bindings and wrappers were designed by Heartfield for Lindsay Drummond. These books published during and shortly after the war were, of necessity, printed in small quantities, and very few have survived in any condition, let alone with the fragile dust-wrappers. Despite the wear and some minor loss, an acceptable copy. Siepmann, Montage: John Heartfield vom Club Dada zur Arbeiter-Illustrierter Zeitung A205.

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        Under the Volcano

      Very Good Reynal & Hitchcock. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Under the Volcano FIRST EDITION Malcolm Lowry 1ST PRINTING 1947 Rare Book

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        NOT NOW BUT NOW

      New York: Viking Press, 1947 Fisher, M. F. K. NOT NOW BUT NOW. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. 8vo., 256pp. publisher's green wove cloth stamped in blind on the front cover & lettered in gilt on spine. Red topstain. A fine fresh superb copy in like dustwrapper illustrated by Leo Manson [one short closed tear on the back panel]. The finest copy we've seen in 20 years. Fisher's first novel had a smaller press run & true fine copies are virtually impossible to find. "Fisher depicts with startlingly sharp strokes the discrepancy between the inner and outer Jennie, creating a remarkable character that illuminates Fisher's evident skill at fiction writing." - Publishers Weekly. "Her eye is so acute and her voice is so true, she invariably bewitches us." - Newsweek. A swagger premium copy.. First Edition.

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        The Butterfield Overland Mail, 1857-1869

      The Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale, CA 1947 - The first two volumes of a three-volume set. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Top edges gilt, others uncut. 412 pages. Frontispiece in each volume. Index. Clean books with little wear. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BIBLIOTECA DE LOS ECONOMISTAS ESPAÑOLES XVI, XVII, XVIII

      Talleres Tipograficos de Fidel Rodriguez - Barcelona. 1947. XII+162Pág+4h. Pasta española, nervios, dorados y ruedas. 36X26. Tirada limitada y nominal de 200 ejemplares, obra destinada a D. Epifanio de Fortuny, Barón de Esponellá, contiene propio Exlibris. Obra de alta bibliofilia. Ref 2.7 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Rome, 10. III. 1947. - Large 4to. 1 p. To the Italian painter Carlo Alberto Petrucci, about drawings for an exhibition in Stockholm.

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        The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

      London: George G. Harrap. (1947). First. First English edition. A little foxing to the endpapers, else fine in fine dustwrapper. Memorably filmed in 1947 by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and featuring Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, and George Sanders. Later a popular television series with Edward Mulhare and Hope Lange. Jacket art by Jack Matthew. .

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        PLATERO Y YO

      Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 1947 - Ilustrado con litografias de José Mompou.De la coleccion " La Cometa". Se ha hecho de este libro un tiraje de 200 ejemplares numerados, siendo el nuestro, el nº. 188, en papel de hilo Guarro. Encuadernacion original, en rustica y las hojas en pliegos, todo ello con su estuche ( petaca). Size: 31 X 24

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        A Street Car Named Desire

      New Directions 1947 - A very good first edition (no statement of later printing on copyright page, correct pink colored boards) in a very good dust jacket with some wear and lightly faded spine (as usual) but with original price of $2.75 still on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Into the Night Life

      Authors 1947 - Published by the authors, Berkeley, CA, 1947 – First state of the limited edition, copy number 10, bound in 1947. Very Good book, no dust jacket as issued, with light wear and some fraying at corners and spine ends, with some board showing in spots, and with slight age toning along page edges. Book was originally in a slipcase, but that has been replaced by a Fine, black-cloth covered, clamshell box that was custom made by H & H Book Services in Glendale, CA (see Firsts magazine Jan. 2003 issue). Book is oversized, 14 ½ inches tall by 12 inches, and has the original red felt patch glued to front board. Full-color artwork was by Schatz and the printed cursive text is from Miller’s Black Spring. The book was numbered and signed by Schatz in ink and by Miller in pencil at the limitation which is on the back end page. This edition was to be limited to 800 copies but the author and artist had trouble finding buyers for the expensive book (they were asking $100). Apparently a few more than 150 copies of the book were bound in 1947. The authors also bound a proof copy that they showed to prospective buyers. There would be perhaps two later bindings done in the 1970s. Miller had stored the sheets left following the first binding in a closet in Big Sur. The sheets were attacked by insects or worms, and many sets were destroyed and some with “worm holes” were eventually bound or sold as loose sets. This copy has also been inscribed on the front end page, “To Collier and Will Rogers with gratitude for starting us off so well.” And signed Henry Miller – all in pencil. The inscription is actually to Will Rogers, Jr., and his wife Collier, a well-known patron of the arts in the Los Angeles area. They eventually retired to a ranch near Tubac, Arizona, and this book is from Rogers’ estate. Laid-in are: 1) An announcement from the San Francisco Museum of Art of an exhibition of the book and also a reception with Miller and Schatz the evening of June 24th, year not given. Inside the announcement is a long, printed statement about the book by sculptor Beniamino Bufano; 2) a scrap of brown wrapping paper with the return address for Schatz in Berkeley, hand-written in ink; and 3) most importantly - a typed, single page statement by Will Rogers, Jr., about how this book came to be in his library and dated, but not signed, Dec. 1987 (Collier had died in 1973). This note about the book states that Miller and Schatz appeared at their home with a list of well-known people in LA and Hollywood who they were approaching directly with their proof copy of the book. They had been referred to the Rogers by Bufano. Rogers ended up being the first buyer of this expensive book (which explains the inscription by Miller). Rogers claims he tried to back out of buying a book from Miller (“ known mainly as a pornographer ”) but that Collier would not let him. This is a truly unique association copy of a beautifully produced book that is also a work of art. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Revista escritura 9 tomos

      Gaceta Comercial, Montevideo 1947 - Revista dirigida por Julio Bayce - Carlos Maggi - Hugo Balzo. Cada tomo cuenta con aproximadamente 125 páginas. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ode a Charles Fourier

      1947. KIESLER, Frederick J. Ode à Charles Fourier. By André Breton. 41, [9] pp. Illustrated with black-and-white diagrams and geometric patterned designs throughout text. Tall 4to., bound in printed beige wrappers, in a new cloth folding box. Paris: Aux Éditions de la Revue Fontaine, 1947.A wonderful example of eccentric bookmaking with Breton's text accompanied by Kiesler's illustrations and avant-garde typographic layout. Limited Edition of 1025 copies, this being one of the 750 on papier vélin. Text printed in vertical format. Johnson, Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000, 120.

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        ALS to Well Known New Zealand Ficton Writer Lady Anderson

      London, 1947. London, 20 September 1947. Manuscript Signed Letter by the Right Honourable Montgomery of Alamein, to well known fiction writer Lady Anderson, mentioning an unpublished book by Anderson which precedes her formal writing career. 8vo. Single-leaf measuring approximately 14 x 18cm (5.5 x 7 inches). Very good condition, and accompanied by the original postally used envelope. Graciously confirming receipt of what appears to be an unpublished book by a well known female author, and perhaps the first she had written, this letter is penned and signed by Bernard Law Montgomery (1887-1976), 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, and British Army Field Marshal nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General" whose illustrious military career spanned both World Wars, during which time he earned numerous honours and awards. The recipient is Barbara Anderson, Lady Anderson (1926-2013) née Barbara Lillian Romaine, an internationally recognized fiction writer from New Zealand, and later, the wife of Sir Neil Dudley Anderson, Chief of New Zealand Defence Staff. Only a few months to this letter being written, Barbara had graduated with a BSc from Otago University. She subsequently worked as a medical technologist and teacher, though her passion had always been in writing. She finally pursued her formal writing career in her sixties, publishing a volume of short stories, for the first time, in 1989. The book mentioned in this letter does not appear on common lists of her published works, and pre-dates her writing career by approximately thirty years. The letter reads as follows: "Dear Lady Anderson, I have just got back from Germany and found your book 'Lend Me Your Ears'. Thank you so very much. Yrs. ever Montgomery of Alamein" [signed] . Very Good.

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        Into the Night Life

      First state of the limited edition, copy number 10, bound in 1947. Very Good book, no dust jacket as issued, with light wear and some fraying at corners and spine ends, with some board showing in spots, and with slight age toning along page edges. Book was originally in a slipcase, but that has been replaced by a Fine, black-cloth covered, clamshell box that was custom made by H & H Book Services in Glendale, CA (see Firsts magazine Jan. 2003 issue). Book is oversized, 14 ½ inches tall by 12 inches, and has the original red felt patch glued to front board. Full-color artwork was by Schatz and the printed cursive text is from Miller’s Black Spring. The book was numbered and signed by Schatz in ink and by Miller in pencil at the limitation which is on the back end page.This edition was to be limited to 800 copies but the author and artist had trouble finding buyers for the expensive book (they were asking $100). Apparently a few more than 150 copies of the book were bound in 1947. The authors also bound a proof copy that they showed to prospective buyers. There would be perhaps two later bindings done in the 1970s. Miller had stored the sheets left following the first binding in a closet in Big Sur. The sheets were attacked by insects or worms, and many sets were destroyed and some with "worm holes" were eventually bound or sold as loose sets. This copy has also been inscribed on the front end page, "To Collier and Will Rogers with gratitude for starting us off so well." And signed Henry Miller – all in pencil. The inscription is actually to Will Rogers, Jr., and his wife Collier, a well-known patron of the arts in the Los Angeles area. They eventually retired to a ranch near Tubac, Arizona, and this book is from Rogers’ estate. Laid-in are: 1) An announcement from the San Francisco Museum of Art of an exhibition of the book and also a reception with Miller and Schatz the evening of June 24th, year not given. Inside the announcement is a long, printed statement about the book by sculptor Beniamino Bufano; 2) a scrap of brown wrapping paper with the return address for Schatz in Berkeley, hand-written in ink; and 3) most importantly - a typed, single page statement by Will Rogers, Jr., about how this book came to be in his library and dated, but not signed, Dec. 1987 (Collier had died in 1973). This note about the book states that Miller and Schatz appeared at their home with a list of well-known people in LA and Hollywood who they were approaching directly with their proof copy of the book. They had been referred to the Rogers by Bufano. Rogers ended up being the first buyer of this expensive book (which explains the inscription by Miller). Rogers claims he tried to back out of buying a book from Miller ("…known mainly as a pornographer…") but that Collier would not let him. This is a truly unique association copy of a beautifully produced book that is also a work of art.

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        Ross Poldark

      Ward Lock, 1947. 1st edition. Hardcover. Clean red boards, pages clean, no foxing, in the scarce dustjacket which is not price-clipped, is slightly creased in places and a little rubbed at the extrremities, but generally looks very well indeed. Signed by the author on a laid-in white card. Overall, a very good copy of the first title in Winston Graham's very successful series of historical novels set in 18th-century Cornwall, memorably filmed by the BBC in the 1970s under the title 'Poldark', now being re-filmed by the BBC for release in 2015, and very scarce with his signature.

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        Le Surrealisme en 1947

      1947. 124090 DUCHAMP, Marcel and Andre BRETON. Le Surréalisme en 1947. 139, [3] pp. Illustrated with original prints throughout. 4to., 230 x 200 mm, bound in original plain paper wrappers, preserved in folding linen box. Paris: Maeght, 1947. |~||~||~||~||~|$3000.00 First Edition. Limited to 999 copies containing 24 original hors texte prints: 5 colour lithographs (Bauer, Ernst, Hérold, Lam, Miro), 4 etchings (Jean, Maria, Tanguy, Tanning), 1 colour etching (Bellmer), 2 wood engravings (Arp), and 12 lithographs (Brignoni, Calder, Capacci, Damme, Diego, Donati, Hare, Lamba, Matta, Sage, Tanguy, Toyen). Plus a further 44 reproductive plates of the myriad aspects of this famous exhibition. The 1947 exhibition celebrated the return of the exiles after the war. It became a retrospective of the movement organized by Duchamp and Breton. Although the exhibition took place in Paris, it was international in scope with participants from several countries. Recently the work was featured in an exhibition of Surrealist books at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This copy is in its original plain wrappers, and without the photographic wrapper reproducing the foam rubber breast for which the catalogue is best known. A few copies of the catalogue were housed in a cardboard slipcase on which was mounted Marcel Duchamp's celebrated foam rubber breast. Schwarz 328. From Manet to Hockney 115.

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        Dark Carnival

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1947 First edition. Inscribed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper: "For Stu Oderman - / This rare first / edition of 'Dark / Carnival' signed / on the first day / of January, 1982! / With friendship! / From / Ray Bradbury". Publisher's black cloth, lettered in yellow. About near fine, with some rubbing to lettering on the spine, light offsetting to the endpapers, pages lightly toned. Overall, a pleasing copy of Bradbury's first book, inscribed by the author. Bradbury inscribed this copy of Dark Carnival to Stuart Oderman, a pianist best known for his musical accompaniments for silent films. Although the origin of their friendship is unclear, Bradbury and Oderman were long-time friends and maintained a steady written correspondence from the early 1960s through Bradbury's death in 2012. In a 2008 interview with The Star Ledger, Oderman cited Bradbury as one of his favorite authors. A collection of his macabre short stories, Dark Carnival is Ray Bradbury's first published book and includes "The Small Assassin," "Jack-in-the-Box," "The Scythe," "Uncle Einar," "The Traveler," and "The Jar," among others. Additionally it includes "The Homecoming," which Truman Capote famously discovered in a pile of submissions while working as an editor for Mademoiselle. Interestingly, Bradbury originally intended to title Dark Carnival "The Child's Garden of Terrors," which emphasized the nightmarish qualities of the collected fiction. Notably, this collection's carnival and childhood themes are personally significant to Bradbury as they both played a large role in his becoming a writer. According to his official biographer, Sam Weller, Bradbury began writing it after visiting a travelling circus that came to his town, where he met the eccentric Mr. Electrico, who cryptically instructed the young Bradbury to "live forever!" Bradbury claimed that he began writing voraciously shortly after this significant experience at the travelling circus.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Justizministerialblatt für das Land Nordrhein- Westfalen , 1947-1981 (34 Bände)

      L. Schwann, Düsseldorf, 1947-81.. . exBibliotheksexemplar mit den üblichen Stempeln/Signaturen, Kanten leicht bestossen, kein Auslandsversand vorgesehen // interner vermerk -> -> -> BITTE BEACHTEN: Dieser Titel befindet sich nicht hier im Hause, sondern in meinem auswärtigen Nebenlager. Der Versand von dort erfolgt 2mal wöchentlich (in der Regel Dienstag und Freitag) <- <- <- HAA '\m/'

      [Bookseller: Wimbauer Buchversand]
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        Le foyer des artistes

      Original, one of 16 numbered copies on Japan, one of our 6 hors commerce, drawing head Edition. Nice copy with all margins. Plon Paris 1947 14x20cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Humanisme et terreur, essai sur le problème communiste

      First edition, one of 14 numbered copies on pure wire only major papers. Tiny bites without gravity on the back, nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1947 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Notes sur le rire

      Original, one of 100 numbered copies on vellum Marais, only large paper edition.Beautiful specimen. Nagel Paris 1947 12x19cm broché

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        L'homme & les choses

      Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Johannot, tirage de tête.Bel exemplaire de ce texte consacré à Francis Ponge. Seghers Paris 1947 11,5x17,5cm broché

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        L'automne à Pékin

      Original issue for which it was not derived great papiers.Reliure half navy morocco, spine with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats blue paper wrappers preserved, gilded head, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Rare autograph dedication signed by Boris Vian on it at René Lalou. Les éditions du scorpion Paris 1947 11,5x18cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Lucienne et le boucher

      Original, one of 28 numbered copies on pure wire Edition, ours unnumbered but justified "pure lead" pulling head. Two small tears in the back foot at the controls, nice copy with all margins. Grasset Paris 1947 13,5x20,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Portraits de famille

      First edition, one of four numbered copies on Holland, draw tête.Dos slightly insolated in the top and bottom, otherwise pleasant exemplaire.A about Colette, P. Verlaine, A. de Saint-Exupéry, Rejane, Jacob S. Mallarme, Valery P. ... J.B. Janin Paris 1947 12x19cm broché

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        Haute surveillance

      Edition strictly hors commerce and 60 numbered copies printed on Lana, ours in the name of the actress Simone Renant. Back and slightly flat and marginally bitten and imaged. Les cinéastes bibliophiles Paris 1947 13x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Notes sur le rire

      Original, one of 100 numbered copies on vellum Marais, only large paper edition.Signed autograph author Andre Prunier with a pencil on the half-title page.Pleasant specimen. Nagel Paris 1947 12x19cm broché

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