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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. unbound. 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. Argentinean dictator deposed in a military coup but returned to power in the 1970s. His administration much improved the nation&#39;s welfare, but was marred by graft and corruption.

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      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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      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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      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.

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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. .

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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..

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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]

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      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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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. "

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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).

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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.

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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)

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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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      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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