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        The Geographical Journal. Volumes CIX - CLIII. [1947 - 1987. A long run of 42 volumes]

      Royal Geographical Society . A good run, from 1947 through to 1987, in standard blue cloth binding. There is, as usual, slight variation in binding colour, and the gilt spine decoration is dull on four volumes offered here. Other than that, this is a set in very good condition. Extra postage will apply. Please conrtact us for a quote.

      [Bookseller: Mike Park Ltd]
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        The STORY Of CALIFORNIA. The Colorful and Romantic History of California is Divided into 5 Parts in this Series: Main Indians. Early Explorations. Spanish Settlements. Pioneer Trails. American Towns.

      [Latin American Village], (1947), [El Monte, California]: - A collection of 5 color serigraph pictorial maps preceded by an illustrated title leaf, printed on 4-ply pebbled tag board. Scarce early group of serigraphs by the California artist Fine, who was associated with Latin American Village for over a decade. As an aside, we note the American Towns map names Oakland, but omits San Francisco. surely the only map ever drawn of post-1850 California which does so. Portfolio - Nr Fine. Maps/title leaf - VG (modest wear & soiling/eveidence of prior mounting [?] to versos). Black quarter leather portfolio [bespoke?], blue morocco spine, over black cloth boards with title gilt stamped to front cover. Elephant folio. 22-1/4" x 13-1/4". 1st edition. Not located on OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autographs book - Primarily clergy from Canada and International

      NP: NP, 1947. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF SIGNATURES READY FOR DISCOVERY.6 1/2" x 8" unpaginated. New red leather spine with gilt type and new endpapers.An autograph book covering over 50 years from 1894 to 1947. Numerous signatures, remembrances, comments predominately by ranking officials in the Church. Interesting entries from Bishops, Archdeacons, and many others from all over the world including Asia, Africa, New Guinea and many other fascinating origins, in excess of 200 signatures. A number of loose autographs, notes and newspaper clippings throughout are also included. Samples:J. W.Griswald, Bishop of Salvia August 20th 1913Walter S. Bromhead of Kenya, E Africa 7.7.28H.H.Montgomery (Bishop) August 12, 1906 - Quebec.

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        Feierabend. 1947. Radierung, Aquatinta, Kaltnadel. U.r. im Plattenrand signiert.

      . 41,2 : 31 cm (Platte 45 : 35 cm) auf starkem Kupferdruck 64 : 49,8 cm.. Freiburghaus 310. - Für die ARTA in einer Auflage von 200 Exemplaren gedruckt (Arta-Blatt Nr. 121). Dieses Ex. ohne Numerierung.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        Figuren einer Komödie. (Vorzugsausgabe!). 24 Lithographien. Gedruckt von Marliani.

      Ohne Ort. Marliani. [1947].. 4°. 31 cm. Unpaginiert. 29 Blätter. Original-Kartonmappe.. Nummer 42 von [56] nummerierten Exemplaren. Jede Lithografie von Pudlich signiert. Mappe fleckig, geringe Randlkäsuren. Lithografien in sehr gutem Zustand. Number42 of 56 numbered exemplars. With 24 original lithographs signed by Robert Pudlich. Original cardboard folder with loose sheets. Folder spotted, light edgewear. Lithographs in fine condition.

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        BEHOLD THIS WOMAN - PRESENTATION COPY

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

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        A Chronicle of Our Years, Commemorating the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the founding of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco

      San Francisco: Printed at the Grabhorn Press, 1947. Cloth-backed illustrated boards, the front board hand-lettered "Gene Buck His Book"; with a Warren Report title page signed by Earl Warren laid in A unique copy of the Club's history once that of Gene Buck, the actor, songwriter, and President of ASCAP, signed by 61 of his fellow Bohemians, often quite warmly and personally, including Herbert Hoover, Harold Stassen, and Earl Warren among others

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        The Butterfield Overland Mail, 1857-1869, Volumes 1, 2, 3; 3 Volume Set; SIGNED (American Trail Series)

      Arthur H. Clark Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1947. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by both authors on the FFEP of volume 1; 3 volume set, red hardcovers w/gilt top page ends; very light shelfwear, many page fore-edges are uncut (manufacturing error), rear cover of volume 1 has very slight curl, volume 2 has very tiny blue pen mark to FFEP and scratch to bottom page ends, small bubble to cloth on spine, volume 3 (the atlas) has some bubbling to front and rear pastedowns causing light wrinkling to first and last few pages; illustrated; volume 1 has Plate #1, volume 3 has Plates #2-77 and 3 fold-out maps; pictures available upon request; Signed by All Authors .

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

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

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        The Butterfield Overland Mail 1857-1869. Its Organization and Operation Over the Southern Route to 1861; Subsequently Over the Central ROute to 1866; and Under Wells, Fargo and Company in 1869. (Volumes I, II, III)

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

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        Hellbox

      NY: Random House, Inc., 1947. First printing of Random House hardcover edition. x, 214pp. Black cloth, silver gilt spine and front cover lettering, blue ink spine publishers name and front cover design, cream endpapers, light blue/gray top-stain. Dust jacket price 2.50. [Bruccoli A9.1]. Signed by O'Hara to title page. Book appears in tight, unread condition with [typical] endpaper hinges off-setting and a neat previous owner's signature to front free endpaper; red dust jacket is quite bright with only slight wear to spine extremeties and white rear panel age-toning. 26 short stories most of which appeared in 'The New Yorker' between 1945 and 1947. First book of O'Hara's published by Random House, who remained his publisher until his death. " 'Hellbox' is a collection of 26 short stories. John O'Hara defined the twentieth century short story. This is one of his best collections consisting of stories for the most part published in The New Yorker from 1945 to 1947. He gives a glimpse and a memory into middle class white life, the things people thought about, the things they fretted and aimed for. It's the small detail at times that frames the atmosphere of the story. On the flyleaf, there's a explanation that Hellbox is a printer's receptacle for broken type." - OHara fan.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket/Near Fine. Illus. by Book Design By Stefan Salter. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        L.A.S. [a Maurice COINDREAU, professeur a Princeton, traducteur de Faulkner]. Ca 1946.

      . 1 page in-4, 9 lignes a la plume sur papier quadrille. Lettre autographe signee. "Je me rappelle toujours avec le plus vif plaisir mon sejour a Princeton, j'aimerais infiniment y revenir. Je crains que pour mille raisons ce ne soit possible avant longtemps. Mais si jamais vous venez a Paris je serais tres heureuse de pouvoir avoir un moment avec vous...". Simone de Beauvoir avait rencontre Maurice-Edgar Coindreau a Princeton en avril 1947, lors de sa tournee de conferences aux Etats-Unis, rencontre dont elle rendit compte dans une lettre a Sartre ('Lettres a Sartre', II, 1940-1963, Paris, Gallimard, 1990, p. 352). Traducteur, professeur a Princeton pendant plus de trente annees, Cointreau joua un role decisif dans l'introduction de la litterature americaine moderne en France. Sartre declarait en 1948 : "La litterature americaine, c'est la litterature Coindreau"..

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        The Keynesian Revolution

      New York: MacMillan, 1947. First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist's first book, an introduction to J.M. Keynes' work. Octavo, original red cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by Lawrence Klein on the title page.

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        Anturiaethau Lili Lwyd. 5 vols. (Y Llygoden Glwt. Helynt y Gath. Ffolineb Loti Ledi. Caws Caer. Lili Lwyd a'r Llygoden Eglwys).

      . Lerpwl, Gwasg Y Brython, Hugh Evans a'I Feibion, CYF 1947-49. Richly illustr. in colour. 16 x 5 pages. Nice and clean copies in good condition..

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        Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order.The American Mathematical Society, 1947. First edition.

      Rare offprint of one of von Neumann's major papers. "The 1947 paper by John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine, 'Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order' (Bulletin of the AMS, Nov. 1947), is considered as the birth certificate of numerical analysis. Since its publication, the evolution of this domain has been enormous." (Bultheel & Cools: The Birth of Numerical Analysis). <br/><br/> "Just when modern computers were being invented (those digital, electronic, and programmable), John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine wrote a paper to illustrate the mathematical analyses that they believed would be needed to use the new machines effectively and to guide the development of still faster computers. Their foresight and the congruence of historical events made their work the first modern paper in numerical analysis. Von Neumann once remarked that to found a mathematical theory one had to prove the first theorem, which he and Goldstine did concerning the accuracy of mechanized Gaussian elimination - but their paper was about more than that. Von Neumann and Goldstine described what they surmised would be the significant questions once computers became available for computational science, and they suggested enduring ways to answer them." (John von Neumann's Analysis of Gaussian Elimination: the Founding of Modern Numerical Analysis, Lecture at ICME, Stanford, January 2007). <br/><br/> "The concluding Chapter 7 interprets the rounding error analysis. Von Neumann asked his readers to continue from his residual bound 'several different ways'. He guided his readers by explaining the appropriate conclusion shows the computed result is exact for some perturbation of the initial data. This is the 'backward' interpretation which many people think von Neumann did not understand. The paper closes by evaluating the residual bound for 'random' matrices, and by counting arithmetic operations. <br/> In sum, von Neumann's paper contains much that is unappreciated or at least unattributed to him. The contents are so familiar, it is easy to forget von Neumann is not repeating what everyone knows. He anticipated many of the developments in the field he originated, and his theorems on the accuracy of Gaussian elimination have not been encompassed in half a century. The paper is among von Neumann's many firsts in computer science. It is the first paper in modern numerical analysis, and the most recent by a person of von Neumann's genius." (Kees Vuik, Birthday of Modern Numerical Analysis). <br/><br/> Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, no. 957; Goldstine, The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann, pp.290-91; Nash, A History of Scientific Computing, p.23; DSB, XIV, p.92.. Offprint from Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 1021-1099. 8vo: 241 x 152 mm. Original green printed wrappers

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        Framed Photograph Inscribed to an Argentinean senator

      Buenos Aires 1947 - Argentinean dictator deposed in a military coup but returned to power in the 1970s. His administration much improved the nation's welfare, but was marred by graft and corruption. Superb black-and-white photograph measuring 10 x 8 inches -- an early chest-up image of Peron in full uniform. Inscribed to powerful Argentinean Senator Dr. Francisco Cavello Rico, Buenos Aires, January 16, 1947. Boldly signed in white ink, attractively floated in a white sunken matte and set in a brown beaded wooden frame measuring 17 x 14.5 inches. Very good(+) condition with outstanding contrast. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        MANUSCRITO, CASTELLON, CUEVAS DE VINROMA, FOTOGRAFIA Y FIRMAS 1947

      1947 - Castellón. Cuevas de Vinromá. 1950. Piel con relieves, magnifica. 35X25.Les Coves de Vinromà. Castelló. Fotografia de las Cuevas de Vinromá mas las firmas, 500 personas firmaron puño y letra la Obra, varios con sellos correspondientes de su delegación y nombres. Raro y curioso ejemplar. Ref Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Croquis Chartrains.

      1947 - Illustrations de Jacques Simon. Chartres, 1947, in-12, en feuille, sous couverture rempliée et imprimée, sous étui cartonné beige, 84 pages, table. Un des 225 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'arches. Dans cet ouvrage dédié à la Chartre, Jacques SIMON illustre par des lithographies les textes de René GOBILLOT décrivant les différents quartier et monuments de la ville. Jacques SIMON (1875-1945), est un peintre, graveur et décorateur français. Fils de l'orientaliste aquarelliste Ernest CONSTANT SIMON (1848-1895), Jacques SIMON reçut une formation de peintre. Il fut l'élève de Bouguereau, ami de son grand-père. A l'âge de vingt ans, il visita l'Egypte puis le Sud tunisien et le Maroc, découvrant à travers ces voyages la lumière qui allait éclairer sa peinture. En 1908, il s'initie à la gravure à l'eau-forte, voie dans laquelle Charles COTTET l'encourage. Il a gravé plusieurs albums de paysages du Vexin, de Kabylie, de Normandie. Il a exposé des aquarelles à la galerie Simonson en janvier 1924. On lui doit également des cartons de vitraux et de tapisserie. (Osterwalder, Dictionnaire des illustrateurs, p.1081). Légéres piqures et tâches. Livres

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        The Game Fish Cyclopedia. Designed for the Sportsmen of America by The House of Seagram

      Seagram-Distillers.. 1947.. Color poster, pictorial / pictographic map, 30 x 40 inches. Paper loss at lower left corner (not entering image); wear and short chips to edges, few tiny spots at upper left corner. A stunning poster, graphically striking and filled with information of the fish of the United States and their habitat. 53 fish are pictured around a map of the United States, with numbers to indicate their distribution. The brightly colored map is illustrated with pictographs of fishermen, boats and sea creatures. The "collaborators" on the map were, respectively, the author of "North American Game Fishes," the author of "Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast from Alaska to the Equator," and the Fishing Editor of "Field and Stream." .

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        Yediot Aharonot

      Jerusalem, November 30, 1947. Good. (Newspaper) Yediot Aharanot. Second Edition (Jerusalem, November 30, 1947). 1 page. Some folding creases, otherwise Good condition. Main Headline reads: ?"A Hebrew State / 33 Votes in Favor, 13 Against, 10 Abstain, 1 Not Present. All Arab Efforts Failed to Bring About Postponement of the Historic Declaration?" Bottom Article Headline Reads: ?"9 Months of International Deliberation Determined the Fate of Palestine?"

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        HaBoker

      Jerusalem, November 30, 1947. Good. (NEWSPAPER) HaBoker. (Jerusalem), November 30, 1947. Some folding creases, marginal tears not affecting text, overall Good condition. Reporting on UN General Assembly Resolution 181 to partition Palestine and create a Jewish State (Israel). Headline next to the banner: ?"How the Good News was Received in Flushing Meadow.?" Main Headline: ?"After the Nations of the World Recognition of Israel?'s Freedom in its Land ?' Joy and Preparation for the Jewish State.?" Headline under the pictures?" ?"Silver: The Decision Adds Eternal Honor to the UN.?" Headline in lower part of page: ?"A Night of Joy and Dancing in the Country?'s Cities and Settlement.?"

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        Abbott and Costello, despite their growing estrangement, promote the opening of a youth center. A rare dual-signed document

      "Typed Letter Signed, ""Bud Abbott"" and ""Lou Costello,"" 1 page, 8.5"" x 11"" on ""Lou Costello Jr. Youth Foundation"" letterhead, Los Angeles, April 21, 1947 to Jimmy Starr of the Herald Express inviting him to the opening of the ""Lou Costello Jr. Youth Foundation play center and medical clinic ..."" Expected mailing folds, mounting remnants on verso, else fine condition. The letter reads in full: ""You are cordially invited to attend a press preview of our greatest show. The many kindnesses of the press have made this show possible, so this invitation is especially fitting. We are speaking of the Lou Costello Jr. Youth Foundation play center and medical clinic at 3121 East Olympic Boulevard. At 8:00 p.m. on the evening of Friday, May 2 the curtain goes up on the main performers of this show--- the recreational and medical facilities that we are offering to the boys and girls of Los Angeles. Less than twenty-four hours later---10:00 am. On Saturday, May 3 to be exact---we will turn the keys of the place over to a boy and girl. From that moment the Lou Costello Jr. Youth Foundation will belong to the kids. We are not promising you laughs on the evening of May 2. Because, as you know, the ever rising tide of juvenile delinquency is no joking matter. But, from what we hear of the food and refreshments, the smiles department will be well taken care of that evening. Our greatest pleasure will be the opportunity of greeting you and the Mrs."" Lou Costello decided to establish the recreation center in 1944 in honor of his son, Lou ""Butch"" Costello Jr., who tragically drowned in the family swimming pool soon before his first birthday in 1943. At the time Costello began his effort, his relationship with Bud Abbott had sunk to a such a low that the pair barely spoke off set. Despite these differences, Abbott supported the foundation and acted as Secretary-Treasurer. The center held a special place in Costello's heart, not only because it reminded him of his lost son Butch, but because he had a sincere desire to help the disadvantaged children of the city. His daughter Christine later recalled, ""Dad didn't just open the foundation; he became an active part of it... He went there as often as he could, to make sure things were okay, to visit and joke with the kids. Sometimes he even got out on the baseball diamond and batted balls around with the youngsters. If he went overboard on the project, it was because he wanted 'his' kids to have the best recreation facility in the world?"and it was."" (Christine Costello, Raymond Strait, Lou's on First: The Tragic Life of Hollywood's Greatest Clown Warmly Recounted by His Youngest Child,1982, p. 145) Supporting the center became a burden for Costello, and in 1950 the City of Los Angeles purchased the center, which continues to operate in East Los Angeles as The Lou Costello Jr. Recreation Center."

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        Tragedien om Hamlet, Prins af Danmark. Fordansket af V. Österberg.

      . Kbhvn. 1947. Med 33 illustr. efter tegninger, der er udfört med litografisk kridt af Povl Christensen. 4to. 165 s. Opl. 1200 numr. ekspl. Indlagt i orig. bogaeske. * Holst nr. 83..

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        The Moment and Other Essays

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1947 First edition, first printing. One of 10,000 copies. Personal copy of author's niece, Angelica Garnett, presented and inscribed by the author's sister Vanessa Bell: "Angelica / from VB" in blue ink to the front free endpaper. Publisher's pale ruby red cloth boards, lettered in gilt; pink dust jacket with vase of flowers illustration printed in black. About good (this copy appears to have taken a bath, dust jacket and all): bright cloth and gilt, tidemarks and paper residue to boards, pink bleeding from the dust jacket to the first and last few pages of text and the page edges, hint of spotting to the top edge, light rippling to the otherwise clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, faded and rippled from dampstaining, with loss to the spine ends, toning to the spine, wear and chipping to the extremities, panel text and illustrations unfaded. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. Kirkpatrick A29a. The Moment and Other Essays is a collection of twenty-nine of Virginia Woolf's essays, selected and published posthumously by her husband Leonard Woolf. Her second posthumously published set of essays, following The Death of the Moth in 1942, The Moment contains a mix of previously published and unpublished essays, including: "On Being Ill," "The Artist and Politics," "The Leaning Tower," "On Re-reading Novels," and "Sterne's Ghost," among others. Many of the essays contain Woolf's trademark literary commentary in which she commemorates rather than analyzes literary figures and their works. Vanessa shared a very close relationship with her daughter Angelica Vanessa Garnett (née Bell, 1918-2012), the youngest of her three children. Writing to her son Julian in May 1936, Vanessa describes her affection for Angelica: "…having a daughter … has been in a way the most terrific experience of my life - that's to say the most penetrating, intimate, I don't know how to put it, experience.". Illus. by Bell, Vanessa. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        The Wayward Bus.

      . New York: The Viking Press 1947. (8) + 312 pp. Publisherk's pictorial cloth with dustjacket. Headbands weakly bumped, dustjacket headbands a little worn, internally clean. Name on inner frontboard. * 1st edition..

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        Le Da Costa Encyclopedique. Fascicule VII Volume II. / Le memento universel. Da Costa. Fascicule I. / Le memento universel. Da Costa. Fascicule II.

      [Paris, n. pr., 1947], [Paris], Jean Aubier, [1948], ibd. [1949]. First editions. Original printed wrappers. All published.1.) Folio. Upper wrappers with tear and discoloration to corners, see image. 2.) Quarto. Small hole to lower wrapper; unopened. 3.) Quarto. Small tears to lower wrapper; unopened. "The Da Costa appeared unannounced in certain bookshops in St-Germain-des-Pres in the autumn of 1947. Anonymous and deliberately designed so that it appeared to be one fascicle, and not the first, of an encyclopaedia being published periodically, it began not only in mid-sentence, but mid-word and bore the heading Fascicle VII, volume II ... It was of insolence and immoderate use of sarcasm ... The Da Costas, by remaining anonymous, and enthusiastically stirring so much invective into the ideological pot, were obviously not aiming for reconciliation, and if some of the attacks today are obscure ... those on the institutions of state, church, learning etc. are still fresh and steaming ..." (A. Brotchie, 1995 edition of Le Da Costa ...)Articles in the Da Costa are by Georges Ambrosino, Georges Bataille, Francis Bouvet, Andre Breton, Jacques Brunius, Jacques Chavy, Rene Chenon, Charles Duits, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Ferry, Sandor Garay, Jindrich Heisler, Marcel Jean, Robert Lebel, Patrick Waldberg and a few more. .

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        Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1947 - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine and upper board in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Mild toning to endpapers, in the dust jacket with mildly faded spine, wear to ends of spine, short closed tear to lower front corner. A very good copy. Illustrated throughout by Richard Bennett First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For John Charles Gregory III, Love Betty MacDonald." The first title in the series about a woman who lives in an upside down house, who has a magic chest full of cures for the bad habits of the children who live in her neighbourhood.

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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]
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        The Amboy Dukes

      Garden City: Doubleday. 1947. First. First edition. Fine in a just about fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with some very slight rubbing. The author's influential first book, a cheaply manufactured novel about youth, sex, and crime in Brooklyn. Basis for the film City Across the River, which, though it toned-down "the good parts," nevertheless was the movie for teenagers to see in 1949 and paved the way for subsequent pictures such as The Blackboard Jungle and Rebel Without a Cause. It also featured Tony Curtis in his second film appearance and first significant role, as Mitch, the gangleader. A superb copy, and seldom found thus. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        Heavenly City, Earthly City [signed]

      Bern Porter, Berkeley 1947 - Illustrations by Mary Fabilli. First edition of Duncan's first book. Of a total edition of 350 copies this is one of 250 copies in white boards. Some darkening to board edges and slight offsetting to endpapers from glue used (as common with this book). With the rare original dust jacket, which has some professional restoration and tape removal to the verso. Although not called for, signed by Duncan on the free front endpaper and dated 1947. Bertholf A1.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Triolet Rare Books]
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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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