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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter GbR]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        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]

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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. .

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

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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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