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        Scott-King's Modern Europe.

      . London: Chapman & Hall 1947. With frontispiece. 88 + (1) pp. Publisher's darkblue cloth with dustjacket. Nice and clean copy. * 1st edition..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Schriftsteller (1878-1957): Masch. Brief mit eigenh. U.,

      Baden-Baden, 24. IX. 1947. - 8°. 2/3 S. Auf Briefpapier der von Döblin gegründeten Monatsschrift für Literatur und Kunst "Das goldene Tor": "Sehr geehrter Herr Hirschfeld! / Ich danke Ihnen für die Einsendung Ihres Rilke-Aufsatzes, den wir noch in diesem Jahrgang bringen werden ." - Döblin war als einer der ersten deutschen Schriftsteller aus dem Exil nach Deutschland zurückgekehrt und hatte als als Kulturoffizier im Rang eines Oberst und Literaturinspekteur der französischen Militärregierung die literarische Zeitschrift "Das goldene Tor" gegründet. Das erste Heft erscheint im Oktober 1946.- Ein früherer Aufsatz von Curt Hirschfeld über Rilkes erste Freundin: "Die Rilke-Erinnerungen Valery von David-Rhonfelds." war 1928/29 in der Zeitschrift "Die Horen" V, S. 714-20 erschienen. - Minimal knittrig, auf der Rückseite Notizen in Bleistift, sonst sehr gut. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Richard Husslein]
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        IMATGERIA RELIGIOSA

      Imprenta Rubiralta - Barcelona. Col.lecció de Boixos Populars de Catalunya. 1947. 28X27. Cartoné. Amb estuig. 27Pág+CXX Precioses estampes, 14 d'elles pintades a la Trepa+59Pág+6f. Tirada de 285 exemplars, nº 203. Conté les pertinents descripcions dels Boixos. Exquisita Obra. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Calaveras Aftosas con Medias Naylon

      Mexico, 1947. Portfolio of subversive lincuts. 16 x 12 inches; 40.64 x 31.1 cm. 8 pages. 2 inch clean tear through center. Part of lower right corner missing on last leaf.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Les Lepreuses. With 26 lithographs by Van Dongen

      Paris: Published by NRF, 1947 One of 354 numbered copies in Rives BFK, illustrated with 26 original lithographs by Van Dongen, most in text. Lithographs printed by Mourlot. Front cover lithograph in very good condition, well preserved in the original chemise, the original slipcase is available but in bad condition. Inside the book is in very good condition. More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Col.lecció De Boixos Populars De Catalunya: Imatgeria Religiosa.

      Impremta De Lluís Rubiralta, Barcelona 1947 - 27 pp. - 60 láminas ilustradas por las dos caras, 60 pp. con la descripción de los gozos y dos hojas. Todos los grabados coloreados a mano a varias tintas. Realmente impresionantes. Todo en papel de hilo superior. Edición de 30 ejemplares. Muy bella encuadernación particular a pleno pergamino, en la lomera nervios y florones , corte superior dorado, y en la tapa superior una pintura original firmada por el pintor catalán Pere Pruna. Size: 36 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Dietrich, Adolf. Begegnung mit Adolf Dietrich.

      Bodensee-Verlag, Amriswil. 1947. - 8°. OKart. mit OU unp. Auflage 550 nummerierte und vom Künstler im Druckvermerk in Tinte signierte Exemplare. Mit einer lose beiliegenden, in Bleistift signierten Original-Lithographie. Einmalige Ausgabe zum 70. Geburtstag des Künstlers in der Offizin H. Tschudy, St.Gallen gedruckt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus]
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        Heavenly City, Earthly City

      With Drawings by Mary Fabilli. [Berkeley: Bern Porter], 1947. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. One of 250 trade copies (there were an additional 100 signed copies in a different binding). A fine copy in an unusually fresh dust jacket with a few closed tear at edges. Nice copy of the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books]
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        A rare signed edition of Harry Truman's Civil Rights Committee Report, signed by its chairman, Charles E. Wilson

      "Book signed and inscribed by the Committee's Chairman, Charles E. Wilson, on the front endpaper, ""To Arthur Rosenberg with Cordial Regards, C. E. Wilson"". To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1947), xii, 178 pages, quarto, bound in gilt titled blue cloth and gilt titled spine. Tipped into the front pastedown is a Typed Letter Signed by Wilson, ""Chas,"" 1 page, 10.5"" x 7.25"", New York, November 14, 1947, to Arthur Rosenberg advising him a book would be forthcoming and commenting on the committee's work. Some rubbing to top and bottom of cracked but intact spine, pages overall clean, letter folded to fit and affixed at upper margin to front pastedown, with some creases and residue. An important and pro-active measure taken by the Truman administration to investigate racism and civil rights in the late 1940s. Wilson's typed letter to Rosenberg reads, in part: ""On returning from the Pacific Coast this morning, I find your good letter of October 30th about the report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights. Naturally, we all have reservations, but I certainly had a great committee to work with and believe it did a job that will stand the test of time..."" Charles Wilson (1886-1972) was a prominent New York business executive who left school at age 12 to work as a stock boy for a company that was soon acquired by General Electric. Taking night classes to finish high school, he rose through the ranks of the company to become its president in 1939. Presentation copies of this title are scarce, with the auction record showing only one copy sold which was inscribed by Sadie Alexander, a member of the committee. In 1946, Harry Truman named Wilson chairman of the Civil Rights Committee. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Whispering City: A Study in Suspense - Adapted By Horace Brown from the Quebec Productions' Film, Based on an Original Story By George Zuckerman and Michael Lennox ( Movie Tie-In / aka: Crime City )

      Pickering, Ontario: Global Publishing Company / Streamline Books, 1947, 1st (and only) Edition, 1st Printing, 1947, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Uncredited Cover Art-----------paperback, a Fair to Good copy only, overall wear and rubbing, a bit of very shallow chipping, browning to paper, some corners of some pages are turned, rare, movie tie-in edition to the Canadian movie Whispering City which was released as Crime City in the USA, Horace Brown was not a prolific author and later served 12 years as a city councillor in Toronto, there are only a handful of copies known with NO COPIES listed in WORLDCAT (The National Library of Canada does NOT have a copy either !), a very rare piece of Canadian publishing as this is only one of three publications by Global / Streamline -a company which was started by Horace Brown, the only copy I have ever seen and I can safely say, will likely ever see, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Endymion A Poetic Romance

      (London) : Golden Cockerel Press, (1947). Quarto. 152pp. Of an edition of 500 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the artist, this is one of 100 specially bound in full gilt-stamped vellum by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. With an additional print laid in of "On the Side of Latmos," signed by the artist in pencil and dated 1944. Handsomely illustrated with fifty-eight wood-engravings. Buckland-Wright's depiction of the Goddess of the Moon is gilt-stamped onto front and back covers. Spine slightly toned, else very fine with cloth slipcase. T.e.g. With the engraved bookplate of James L. Thielman. Laid in are the original prospectus and invoice from the Press. One of the most cherished books of the Press. (Cockalorum 175).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Encyclopedie de l'Urbanisme; Ouvrage international pour l'enseignement et la pratique de l'aménagement du territoire, de l'urbanisme et de l'architecture; 3 vols

      Paris: Vincent, Freal et Cie. 1947-58. Hardcover. Fair. Three volumes, not complete, published 1947-58. First 2 vols. with original cloth-backed portfolios with loose plates & vol. 3 loose plates in envelope (lacking portfolio), many illustrations, Fair copy, some exlibrary treatments (bookplates, stamps, etc.), lacking some of the plates (though most are present), creasing to some of the pages, soiling or discoloration to some of the pages, portfolios worn including significant wear to the ties and the edges. Text in French. Uncommon. Please contact us with any inquiries.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Portrait photograph of Alexander Calder

      New York, july 10, 1947. (CALDER, ALEXANDER) 24.3 x 17.5 cm. (9-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches). Half-length view of the artist seated, assembling a mobile. Photographer's embossed stamp at lower right, verso with atelier stamp and pencil notations, giving the name of the sitter ("Alexander Calder and General Sherman"), date, and the the photographer's negative ("VIII - DD - 16"). From the estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      Scribners, New York 1947 - Book is as new, never been read, square, tight binding. Dust jacket is smooth and glossy with a minor bump to spine top. A beautiful copy, one of the best I've seen. First Edition, First Printing with Scribners "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. First state DJ with printed price of $2.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Preferred Books]
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        NICHOLAS AND THE FAST MOVING DIESEL.

      London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1947].FIRST EDITION (1947), slim folio, 335 x 225 mm, 13 x 9¼ inches, original publisher's pictorial colour illustrated yellow boards, 35 pages. 40 colour illustrations in chalk and line, text in cursive script by the artist. Minute bump at head of spine, endpapers very faintly age - browned, contents very nice, no inscriptiopns. A Fine copy in very good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, chip to top edge of lower panel, 100 x 30 deep maximum (3¾" x 1¼"), 30 mm (1¼") closed tear to top edge of upper panel, bright and clean). In his first Preliminary Hand - List of Ardizzone's books Brian Alderson dated this work (1947), but he has revised this to (1948) in his recent full length Bibliography, pages 54 and 59, No.23.1. The book was reissued in 1959 in smaller format. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Joseph Conrad's Works. New Collected Edition, complete set.

      J.M. Dent, London - Scarce complete set, 21 vols. of New Collected edition. Issues various between 1947-57. With dust jacket, some frayed. Previous owner's stamp on title. INK LINES AND INSCRIPTIONS in Lord Jim. Pencil lines and inscriptions, mostly erased, in 5 or 6 books. Edges dust soiled. Details on request. Payment: ABE or Paypal on request. Shipping: insured mail [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Entaku Bookshop]
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        Joy in the Morning

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, [1947]. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in a nice bright jacket with only trivial rubbing to ends and corners. First UK edition (preceded by the US edition in the previous year), first impression of the fourth Jeeves novel. In which Bertie is trapped at Steeple Bumpleigh, the home of the formidable Aunt Agatha, and under constant threat of re-engagement to his former fiancée Florence Craye. Add to this the threat of violence from her suitor G. D'Arcy "Stilton" Cheesewright and the malevolent kindness of Florence's young brother Edwin. Luckily Jeeves is there to save the day. Originally published the previous year by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Ruffed Grouse (limited edition)

      Knopf, New York 1947 - Three quarter black morocco with raised bands and gilt spine rules and titles, plain tan buckram boards; 8vo; 271pp + index; red silk book mark sewn-in; TEG, others untrimmed; illustrated with color frontispiece plus 5 others after paintings by Dr. Edgar Burke, 16 b/w photos, drawings & maps; extra color plate (same as frontis) laid in; green paper-covered board slipcase with publisher's limitation number on spine; clear plastic dust jacket; limited to 210 numbered (#197) signed copies, printed on large paper. A complete work on America's favorite game bird, covering characteristics to hunting techniques. Book in near-fine condition with a tad bit of foxing , but only found on a few page edges and a couple of spots to extra plate. Clear jacket shows some wear. Slipcase with light wear as well. Uncommon to find complete with jacket, extra plate & slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Foley Sporting Books]
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        Stone Soup

      Charles Scribner's Sons / Junior Literary Guild / Scribners, New York 1947 - Charles Scribner's Sons / Junior Literary Guild 1947. New York. Caldecott honor/runner-up recipient for 1948. Bright and beautiful, both book and original rare DJ. Book is in INCREDIBLE condition. Barely any rubbing to edges. Corner shows the very least amount of pushing. Barely of note, rather a hyper-critical disclosure. Red Cloth is BRIGHT red and clean. Inside front panel has a neatly written name, teacher's name and address with the date of Jan 30, 1948. Internally, clean, tight and bright. This book looks as if it was preserved from the day of purchase. FFEP has a most faint crease to corner. DJ shows a couple of closed tears and rubbing around edges at foot and crown of DJ backstrip. A few light instances of soiling and scuffing to DJ. DJ is not as nice as the beautiful book but still, very attractive. This is an incredible rare copy of classic children's literature. The condition of the book is almost hard to believe considering it is a children's picture book from the 1940s. Some of the white in the pictures is camera flash reflecting off of the removable DJ protector. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books LLC]
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        Corrected Typescript Signed of his novel, The Homunculus

      Underwood, 55 Broad St., Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., Pa., jan. 1947 - 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 4to. [3], 177 leaves, with numerous autograph corrections in ink. Signed on title-leaf. Contemporary black buckram, title in gilt on spine. Fine. Currey, pp. 274-275 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Platero y Yo. Elegía Andaluza. 1907 - 1916. Ilustrado Con Litografías De José Monpou.

      Gustavo Gili - La Cometa - Edición Especial., Barcelona 1947 - 210 pp. impresas a dos tintas y muy ilustradas con preciosos dibujos a color. Edición especial de 34 ejemplares a gran papel. Lomera de la caja editorial en pergamino. Size: 34,5 x 26,5 Cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Woody Guthrie personally owned typed lyrics for three of his songs, with handwritten notes in the margin of one page

      "Three pages of typed lyrics dated February 3, 1947 for a song ""Whyo Whyo Why?"" which appeared on Songs to Grown On. The other song ""Question Box"" is unpublished and includes margin notes by Guthrie: ""Holler tune - high hope - 'Head Rise'"". Another tune ""Jesus Christ"" typed on February 5, 1947, was not published. Woodrow ""Woody"" Guthrie (1912-1967) was a highly influential and prolific American folk musician noted for his identification with the common man, and for his abhorrence of fascism, politicians, hypocrisy and economic exploitation. He is best known for his song ""This Land Is Your Land"". He is the father of folk musician Arlo Guthrie and grandfather of Sarah Lee Guthrie."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze A Study in Chinese Nautical Research 2 Volume set

      Shanghai: The Inspectorate General of Customs. G+: in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Cruising Association book-plate, blind-stamps and gilt stamps to cover. 1947. [First Edition]. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 506pp + plates. Illustrated with 199 plates and 32 figures in the text. Volume I: Introduction; and Craft of the Estuary and Shanghai Area. [Published 1947]; Volume II: The Craft of the Lower and Middle Yangtze and Tributaries. [Published 1948.]. .

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        The Harder They Fall.

      Random House, New York, 1947 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in red and blue, top edge stained red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue cloth folding box. An excellent copy in the little creased and frayed dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ROCKET SHIP GALILEO

      Charles Scribner's Sons [1947], New York - Octavo, 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. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, touch of rubbing to extremities, touch of shelf wear to head of spine panel, small abrasion to front panel. Printed price of $2.00 to jacket flap. (11841) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Sonno inquieto.

      1947 - Piccola incisione allegorica ad opera di Dario Wolf, firmata a matita dall’autore. L’uomo e la fanciulla, la civetta e la mezzaluna formano un’unica massa. Anche qui notiamo l’ossessione dell’artista per la resa delle mani, lo sguardo spiritato dell’uomo, quello vigilante della civetta. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Dario Wolf 1901-1971", catalogo della mostra tenuta a Trento nel 1973, a cura di Bruno Passamani, scheda n. 19 (citata e non riprodotta). Si vende in cornice. Formato: Acquaforte maniera nera in acciaio di dimensioni 18,5x13 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        All My Sons

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

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

      NY: Grove Press. (1947)[1958]. Copy #8 of 100 numbered copies of the limited edition of Olson's long essay on Moby Dick, which was first published in 1947 and then reissued by Grove Press in the late 1950s, after Olson's tenure at Black Mountain. Olson was one of the leading figures in the literary avant garde that arose out of Black Mountain College -- one of the most influential cultural centers of postwar America -- where he was an instructor and rector from 1951 until 1956. Inauthentic Olson signature (inked through) on the title page; ownership signature of another author in pencil on the front flyleaf. Erasure to colophon; edge-sunning to boards; near fine, without dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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. .

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

      Hanover: Daniel Oliver Associates, 1947 First edition. Limited to 150 copies, 50 of which were numbered and signed by Nin with and original drypoint by designer Bill Miller and meant for distribution among the DOA; this copy one of the unnumbered issue inscribed by Nin on the half-title page. "For Robert from Anais." Stapled wraps. Front wrapper toned with touch of soiling; rear wrapper with edge toning. Very Good condition.Inscribed by Author. First Edition. Illus. by Bill Miller. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. Limited Edition. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        Signed Truman postmarked and addressed White House envelope ? a suitable and rare Presidential franking

      "White House envelope signed ?Harry S Truman,? 6.75? x 4.75?. Addressed in calligraphy to ?Mr. Robert G. Simmons/The White House/Washington, D.C.,? noted ?First day cover? in lower left. Postmarked ?New York, N.Y./May/19/10:00 AM/1947/Centenary International Philatelic Ex. Sta.? Light rippling. Narrow plastic tape mounting strip along top edge. Fine condition."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Harder They Fall

      New York: Random House. (1947). First. First edition. A small, faint stain on the top edge, still fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with a bit of rubbing and a couple of small and unnecessary internal repairs. Signed by the author. A scathing indictment of the manipulation of professional boxers, no less relevant today than it was fifty years ago. Basis for the powerful Mark Robson film in which Humphrey Bogart, in his final role, plays a cynical press agent who comes to realize the extent to which prizefighters are pawns of their managers and racketeers. A very nice, signed copy. .

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        Bullfighting Posters

      [Mexico: n.p.], 1947-1981. Uniformly near fine condition overall; some individual pieces may have slight edgewear; an exceedingly bright and compelling collection.. Collection of 60 Mexican bullfighting posters / broadsides, mostly dating from the 1960s and 1970s, ranging in size from 15 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches to 25 x 18 inches. An excellent study in late 20th century art and advertising, the images combine the traditional bullfighting imagery of Spain with the vibrant commercial graphics of 1970s Mexico. Illustrations by artists John Fulton, Reynaldo Torres, R. Basso, and D. Cardenas, among others. Includes advertisements for fights at the Plaza Monumental, El Toreo de Tijuana, and La Plaza de los Toros, and announcements for performances by El Cordobes, Alfredo Leal, and Mario Mareno Cantinflas.

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        MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947. First edition. Fine/Fine. A Fine copy of this Christmas classic. Book Fine and without fault. The dust jacket is also Fine, just ever so slightly toned at the extremities. Davies' unforgettable tale of the "real" Kris Kringle accepting a job as Macy's holiday Santa. Everything is fine until he becomes embroiled in a law suit and has to prove that he really is Santa Claus or risk being confined in a mental institution. Davies released the book version in conjunction with the 1947 movie adaptation by George Seaton starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. The movie was critically acclaimed, winning three Oscars, including one for Davies for "Best Writing, Original Story." Fine in Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Rare handwritten letter! Neil Armstrong looks forward to attending his 65th High School reunion which is being scheduled so he can attend ? ?I have no schedule conflicts at present for your reunion dates, so pick any one you want?? ? with his signed reunion dinner reservation

      "(1) Rare Autograph Letter Signed ?N.A.? 1p, 9? x 6?. [Ft. Myers, Florida, February 10, 2012], With original envelope, 9.25? x 4?, postmarked Ft. Myers, Florida, February 10, 2012. To Doris Weber. Fine condition.In full, ?Hi Punky, I am in Florida for February. Sorry I am late getting back to you ?" I have no schedule conflicts at present for your reunion dates, so pick any one you want. Look forward to seeing you! N.A.? The envelope is addressed by Neil Armstrong to ?Mrs. Doris Weber / 106 Willipie St., / Wapakoneta, OH 45895.? Marked ?Apt. 2? in another hand. Postmarked Ft. Myers, Florida, February 10, 2012. Neil Armstrong has penned his return home address in the upper left ?Box 436 / Lebanon, OH / 45036.? Torn open at top edge, tear through ?Box 436.? (2) Printed Reservation Form Signed ?Neil Armstrong,? 1p, 8.5? x 2.75?. With original envelope, 9.5? x 4?, postmarked Cincinnati. Ohio, April 17, 2012. Fine condition.Printed form filled in by Armstrong in ink: ?Neil Armstrong / ?Please circle (1) $28.00 (2) $56.00. / Guests are welcome. If you are unable to attend, please send us a note telling us about / yourself and your family. Hope to see you! Elizabeth, Janis & Doris.? Armstrong circled ?Please circle (1) $28.00?The envelope is addressed to ?Doris Weber / 106 Willipie St., Apt. 2 / Wapakoneta, OH 45895.? Armstrong?s return address is printed in the upper left: ?P.O. Box 436 / Lebanon, Ohio 45036.? Postmarked Cincinnati, Ohio, April 17, 2012.All of Neil Armstrong?s handwriting is in the block letters he always used when handwriting letters, including his name. Neil Armstrong attended Blume High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, graduating in 1947."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Street Car Named Desire

      New Directions 1947 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Tennessee Williams on a laid in signature. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in wonderful condition with light wear to the spine ends and to the corners. Otherwise, the binding is tight, the boards are sharp, and the pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or underlining to the pages. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDIITION SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Williams First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions,, 1947. Octavo. Original purple paper boards, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board in black and white. With the dust jacket. Extremities a little rubbed, mild fading to spine and upper edges of boards, bottom corners of boards lightly bumped. An excellent copy in a jacket that is faded to spine and upper edges and with some minor chipping and a few short closed tears, two of which neatly repaired on the verso. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Antologia Lírica De Montserrat.

      Montserrat Borrat = Editorial Estel, Barcelona 1947 - Precioso frontis grabado y coloreado a mano, y con una muy bella orla agregada solo en este ejemplar, pintada a mano.159pp. en muy buen papel de hilo y 19 láminas, aguafuertes originales de distintos artistas, iluminados a mano a varias tintas. Edición total de solo 450 ejemplares, el nuestro especialmente coloreado. Preciosa obra. Perfecto ejemplar con una muy bonita encuadernación en piel. Lomera con nervios y grabada en seco.Cantos fileteados. Y tapas adornadas con sendos dibujos originales con un toque de color. Guardas en pergamino y enmarcadas en piel. Corte superior dorado. Size: Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Documents on British Foreign Policy, 1919-1939. Second [2nd] Series. I-VII. [SEVEN VOLUMES]

      London, His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1947-58.. Seven volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. xxxvii, 603; xxxiv, 525; xxvi, 617; xxxi, 565; lxxxix, 908; lxxxiv, 996; lxxxvi, 808. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's grey cloth, spines gilt, with dust-jackets; each volume placed in the original, labelled, cardboard case. In a very fine condition. Excellent set, practically unused. ~ Second impression.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Tales of the South Pacific

      New York: Macmillian. SIGNED with personal Inscription. First Edition Third printing. 8 ½ inches tall. 326 pages. Rust brown cloth covered boards with black line decorations and spine titles. Bindings square and tight. Text toned as is typical of this issue. Light shelf wear.---- Dust jacket is poor with loss on all edges and more-so on spine. Now protected in Mylar sleeve.------Inscription was made In Miami: February 3, 1958 to a member of the Sea Bees who had met Michener in the Pacific. The recipient was working in a restaurant on Miami Beach frequented by Michener. They struck up a conversation and the next day had the book signed. There is also a small newspaper article taped inside.------According the nephew, the book resided for many years in a case in a VFW which perhaps accounts for the poor handling of the Dust jacket. Additionally, the nephew told me that his uncle was mentioned in the book (not by name) I can't confirm this. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1947.

      [Bookseller: Blind-Horse-Books]
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        Catálogo Munumental de España: La ciudad de Barcelona. (2 vol.)

      Instituto Diego Velázquez 1947 - 7 De coleccionista-muy bueno. / Collector's item-very good. Slighy marks of wear on the leather cover boards. Marks of humidity on the first interior page. Otherwise, book spine and interior in very good conditions. Product description: Published in 1947, these two volumes offer a recopilation of some of the major architectonic monuments of Barcelona. The publication covers the perior from the foundation of the city, the Roman city, until the 19th and early 20th century. The book includes two volumes -text and reproductions, and forms part of the collection. El libro se presenta en dos volúmenes, texto "Catálogo Monumental de España".

      [Bookseller: KOWASA]
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        The Blue Ghost: A Photographic Log and Personal Narrative of the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Lexington in Combat Operation

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947. Near fine in an almost near fine jacket with wear to the spinal extremities, and a small tear to the top of the rear panel.. First Edition. Small quarto. A fine association copy, INSCRIBED by Steichen to the book's designer, Lt. Richard Garrison: "To Dick / For doing such a fine job / designing this book -- this is / an affirmation of my grateful appreciation / for this first collaboration in our stint / together in the Navy. / Steichen." A moving photographic chronicle of Steichen's time on the U.S.S. Lexington, otherwise known as the Blue Ghost.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Wort und Wahrheit Monatsschrift für Religion und Kultur. KONVOLUT : 1. Jahrgang (1946) Heft: 2, 3, 8, 9 2. Jahrgang (1947) komplett gebunden /// 3. Jahrgang (1948) Nr: 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12 // 4. Jahrgang: (1949) Nr: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 // 5. Jahrgang: (1950) Nr: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, // 6. Jahrgang: (1951) Nr: komplett gebunden // 7. Jahrgang: (1952) Nr: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 // 8. Jahrgang: (1953) Nr: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 10, 11, 12 // 9. Jahrgang (1954) Nr: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 , 8, 10, 11// 10. Jahrgang: (1955) Nr: 1, 7, 8 // 11. Jahrgang (1956) Nr: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 // 13. Jahrgang: (1958) Nr: 1, 3, 5, 6/7, 8/9, 10, 11, 12 // 15. Jahrgang: (1960) Nr: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6/7, 8/9, 10, 11, 12 //

      Herder Verlag 1947-1973, Wien - original Broschuren, teils gebunden 8°, später gr.-8°, teils gestempelt de 33000 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd]
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        TONGUES OF THE MONTE

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, [post- 1947].. Pictorial cloth. Spine slightly cocked, cloth a bit faded. Internally clean. About very good in imperfect dust jacket (large portion of spine panel lacking). An exceptional association copy of this 5th printing of the Little, Brown edition, with a full-page presentation inscription from Dobie to man of letters and social activist John Howard Griffin: "...Legions of devils & quite a few angels - most of them unaware - have prevented my getting this off to you sooner. Now I send it with affectionate good wishes while I look forward to what the Mexican earth says to you, or, rather tells you something to say ... A fine letter on Censorship you wrote." The inscription is dated in Austin, 25 February 1962, in the year following the appearance in book form of Griffin's most widely known work, BLACK LIKE ME, an account of his six-weeks of travel in 1959 in the South after having his skin chemically darkened. In the wake of the publication of the periodical and book forms of his narrative, Griffin came under considerable attack, both in Texas and elsewhere, for his exposure of deeply ingrained racial inequities, his life was threatened, and he was hanged in effigy in his Texas hometown. As a consequence, for a period he moved, with his wife and four children, to Mexico for safety. As two of the most prominent Progressives in Texas, Dobie and Griffin were, for the many years of their friendship, allied in the waging of a number of significant battles for social justice and intellectual integrity, including almost legendary battles against censorship in Texas. This book, which many consider Dobie's best, is an account of the northern regions of Mexico, much of it based on his own experiences, and his gift of it to Griffin, then in refuge there, renders it a particularly evocative association copy. McVICKER A4 a(3).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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