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        BLUE CITY.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1947 - First Edition of this highly-regarded third mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 276 pp. A near fine or better copy in red cloth, black topstain, navy titles to the spine in a bright, near fine pictorial dustwrapper showing some light use. Adapted into the 1986 film with Judd Nelson and David Caruso of CSI Miami fame. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blue City

      Knopf, New York 1947 - Fine in dust jacket with a tiny internal tape mend at top of spine and tiny wear at top of spine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Land of Israel Earth

      (Jerusalem: Tarshish Books / Goldbergs Press). [circa 1947]. First. First separate edition, reprinted from The Palestine Stories. Translated from the Hebrew by I.M. Lask. Thin octavo. Boards a bit soiled else near fine. Inscribed in Hebrew by Agnon (we believe to an unpublished American playwright named Stanley Levenson). One of only 40 copies printed. Books inscribed by the 1966 Nobel Laureate, the first Israeli to win the Prize and one of the central figures of modern Hebrew literature, are very uncommon. In addition the book is rare -- OCLC locates a single copy, at the National Library of Israel. .

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        So Well Remembered

      Macmillan & Co., London 1947 - First English edition, following the American edition by two years. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with some chips at the spine ends. Warmly Inscribed by the author: "For Salina with love from Jimmy. March 17th 1947." Basis for the 1947 film directed by Edward Dmytryk, narrated by Hilton, and featuring John Mills, Martha Scott, and Trevor Howard. A nice copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pharos [Numbers 1-4]

      Pharos [and New Directions], Murray, Utah [and Norfolk] 1947 - First edition. Publisher's bound file copy of the complete run of the magazine. Blue cloth, titled on spine in gilt. A small owner name on the front fly, a few spots on the boards, very near fine, internally fine. Three issues (the first is a double issue) bound into a single volume with the original wrappers bound in. Numbers 1 & 2 constitute Tennessee Williams's first separate publication, *Battle of Angels*; Number 3 is Harry Levin's *Toward Stendahl*; and Number 4 is Ezra Pound's *Confucius: The Unwobbling Pivot & The Great Digest*. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        *ANNUAL REVIEW OF MICROBIOLOGY. Vols. 1-60 (1947 to 2006)

      Palo Alto : Annual Reviews. 1947. ca. 36000 Seiten. HC/Gebunden ohne Schutzumschlag. Zustand: Gut bis Sehr Gut min. gebräunt (Innen); Bibliotheksex. mit Klebestreifenrest; Besitzerstempel (Innen); 2-3 Besitzerstempel auf Schnitt; Einband Außen hat geringe Gebrauchsspuren; Bei angemessenen Preis ist auch der Verkauf von Einzelbänden denkbar;

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        Don Jaime I El Conquistador. Gestas Heroicas De Su Vida. Ilustraciones De Julián Nadal.

      Orbis, Barcelona 1947 - 232pp. incluidas numerosas láminas. Regia encuadernación en pleno pergamino , con el lomo decorado en oro y rojo, y un gran escudo real de Catalunya pintado en oro y rojo en la cubierta superior. Conserva las cubiertas originales. =Edición limitada y numerada sobre buen papel de hilo. 400 ejs. Sumamente ilustrado con muy bellos grabados todos ellos ilusminados a mano en muy vivos colores. =Perfecto ejemplar. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly, Spring 1947 (Volume II, Portfolio V)

      (Washington, DC / Paris): Black Sun Press. 1947. First. First edition. Portfolio with 32 loose sheets in paper folder. Edited by Henry Miller, Romare Bearden, Sam Rosenberg, and Harry T. Moore. Folder very good with dampstain, tears, and chips, and split at the fold. Interior sheets show minor signs of toning with the occasional tiny chip or subtle dampstain. Complete set with table of contents and contributors page. Includes works by Harry Thornton Moore, Harry Goode, Conrad Moricand, Edwin J. Becker, Leo Tolstoy, Anais Nin, Emanuel Carnevali, Albert Cossery, Georg Mann, Rene Batigne, Harry Crosby, Merle Hoyleman, Selden Rodman, Mason Jordan Mason, Charles Olson, Rene Belance, Vera Inber, George Leite, Modigliani, Max Ernst, Roberto Fasola, William Calfee, Jim Poe, Scipione, Justin N. Locke, Mirko, Man Ray, Carmelo and Meraud Guevara. .

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        COPLAS A LA MUERTE DEL MAESTRE DE SANTIAGO, D. RODRIGO MANRIQUE, SU PADRE.

      - Madrid, Afrodisio Aguado, 1947, 70 págs. Litografía, xilografías y viñetas y 4 láminas por José Lafita Portabella. Edición de 150 ejemplares numerados en papel de hilo, Palau: "con promesa de no reimpresión por haber destruido las xilografías. Puntos de óxido en cubierta y en las xilografías. (38143).

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        You Touched Me! A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts

      London: Samuel French. (1947). First. First edition, hardcover issue. A trifle rubbed, fine in fine dustwrapper with a very faint crease on the spine. Easily Williams's scarcest play, co-written with Windham and based on a short story by D.H. Lawrence. A lovely copy. .

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        ROCKET SHIP GALILEO

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1947]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in a fine first state dust jacket ($2.00 price printed on. front jacket flap) with very light shelf wear along upper edge, touch. of rubbing to flap folds, and tiny spot of rubbing on rear panel near. spine fold. An attractive copy. (#129696). First edition. The author's first book, preceded by a pamphlet printing a convention speech. ROCKET SHIP GALILEO 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 (eds.), The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1993), pp. 554-57. "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 (2004) II-515.

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        THE WAYWARD BUS [Inscribed]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1947 INSCRIBED by Steinbeck on the front free endpaper to the well known collector Norman Webb: "Norman Webb/from /John Steinbeck", A very good copy with small area of fraying at head of spine, in a very good unclipped dust jacket.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Les gens sont bien plus beaux qu'ils croient. Vive leur vraie figure. Portraits à ressemblance extraite, à ressemblance cuite et confite dans la mémoire, à ressemblance éclatée dans la mémoire de Mr Jean Dubuffet, peintre.

      Galerie René Drouin, du 7 au 31 octobre, Paris, 1947 - Paris, Galerie René Drouin, du 7 au 31 octobre 1947. 4 pages (1 feuille dépliante: 43,5x54,5 cm). Affiche sur papier rose pâle, illustrée par Dubuffet avec 20 caricatures d' Artaud, Cingria, Michaux, Ponge, e.a. Avec une texte 'Causette' de Jean Dubuffet. Sprache: Französisch

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        Tracts and Other Papers, Relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America from the Discovery of the Country to the Year 1776. Volumes I to IV.

      Peter Smith, 1947 (1836; 1836; 1844; 1847). - Hardcovers. Four vols. Ex-library, some sunning to spines, a little rubbing to covers, some small marks to front cover of vol. 3 (appear to be staple holes, that correspond to similar marks to front endpapers), neat tape repairs to small tears to several pages of vol. 3, o/wise good (no markings to text). No dj's. Fold-out map. Scarce. A scarce historical reference of colonial America that provides pamphlets and smaller tracts relating to the early settlement of the colonies eg. A Brief Account of the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia, under General James Oglethorpe, February 1, 1733; A List of Those Who Have Been Executed for the Late Rebellion in Virginia, by Sir William Berkeley, Governor of the Colony, Copied from the original manuscript; A Discourse concerning the designed Establishment of a New Colony to the south of Carolina, in the most delightful country of the Universe by Sir Robert Montgomery; The Beginning, Progress, and Conclusion of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia in the Years 1675 and 1676 etc. 29325

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        Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order. In American Mathematical Society Bulletin, Volume 53, Number 11 (November 1947), pp. [1021]-1099.

      American Mathematical Society, Menasha, WI 1947 - A near fine, clean copy. Original wrappers. The complete issue. This "remarkably original" (D.S.B.) paper, the sole technical paper in this entire issue of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, laid the foundation of modern error analysis in numerical computation. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        POÈMES DE BRANDEBOURG.

      - Paris, Gallimard, 1947, 24x29. En feuilles, dans une chemise cartonnée et sous emboîtage. Titre sur le dos. L'un des 150 exemplaires sur vélin de pur fil, à la forme, des papeteries du Marais (149). Illustré de 6 eaux-fortes originales de Villon, DE PLUS 4 d'entre elles sont signées au crayon par l'artiste. Il a aussi signé le titre. Superbes illustrations ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of Verona. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO DAVID LOW, CREATOR OF 'COLONEL BLIMP'

      Reynal & Hitchcock New York 1947 - 8vo., First US Edition; cloth, covers very slightly faded else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the whole housed in a calf solander case with gilt back and marbled edges. A SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO DAVID LOW, WITH THE AUTHOR'S HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION DATED 1947 ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. This scarce collection (the author's first book and sole collection of verse) contains the structured poem 'Lessons of War', Part I of which, 'Naming of Parts', is arguably the most famous poem to emerge from WWII. It also contains the famous T S Eliot parody 'Chard Whitlow'. PRESENTATION COPIES ARE EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE. THIS ONE IS TO DAVID LOW, LEADING BRITISH POLITICAL CARTOONIST AND CREATOR OF 'COLONEL BLIMP'. A New Zealander by birth, Sir David Low (1919-1963) arrived in Britain in 1919 to progress his fledgling career as a political illustrator. In his early years in Britain he worked with a variety of publications including the 'Star', 'New Statesmen', 'Punch' and 'The Graphic'. In 1927 he was invited by Lord Beaverbrook to join London's 'Evening Standard' and the rest is history. A staunch anti-fascist, Low used the scaithing and incisive poweer of his cartoons to attack the complacency of the British establishment in the 30s; in 1934 he created in Colonel Blimp' one of the most famous figures in newspaper cartoon history. His work was swiftly banned in both Germany and Italy and after the outbreak of war several of his cartoons were used to inspire the British people during the darker days at the beginning of the conlfict. Low was appointed an official War Artist and as such attended the Nuremberg War Trials. He was knighted in 1962. Many of Low's cartoons were published in book form, the most famous collections being 'Low's Political Parade with Colonel Blimp (1936) and 'Europe at War' (1941). His most famous character was the basis of 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' (Powell & Pressburger, 1936), one of the most important feature films in the history of British cinema. A UNIQUE AND PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE ASSOCIATION COPY IN THE CONTEXT OF WWII. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mama's Bank Account: Original Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

      New York: Bantam Books. 1947. First. Black and white poster for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Irene Dunne. Approximately 22" x 28". About fine. The poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback with a portrait of Dunne from the film. Very uncommon. .

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        MARLBOROUGH. His life and times

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London.,1947. FIRST TWO VOLUME EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 6.1 inches). Each volume over 1000 pages with maps, plans, facsimiles and portraits. Originally published in 4 volumes before the second world war, the publishers reprinted the work on thinner paper to make this more afforable two volume edition in 1947. The work has not been reduced in any way. A very bright, clean copy in recent half green morocco bindings, spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments with rules, rampant lion devices and lettering in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Top edges gilt. A lovely clean set of this major historical work in attractive leather bindings.:

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        Un Chant d'amour

      Jacques Loyau, Paris 1947 - TRES RARE EDITION ORIGINALE imprimée au frais de Genet en novembre 1947. Tirage unique à 80 exemplaires numérotés, les neuf premiers sur vergé d'Auvergne et huit de présent. Celui-ci numéroté 80 est comme le tirage de tête sur vergé d'Auvergne, et doit certainement être un des huit de présent. >>>> Jean Genet écrit UN CHANT D'AMOUR en 1945. Dans ses archives, Marc Barbezat en conservait deux manuscrits autographes, une première version et une définitive, datée de juin 1945, date à laquelle il entreprit l'édition du poème. Genet à cet effet écrit le 22 septembre à l'éditeur « Faites-moi parvenir les épreuves des poèmes. Et dites-moi la forme que vous voulez donner au volume ». La correspondance entre les deux hommes révèle une très longue gestation de la publication, qui verra finalement le jour en août 1948 inclus dans le recueil POEMES. Entre temps et sans en parler à Barbezat, Genet entrepris à ses frais la très confidentielle parution de deux des poèmes du volume, LA GALERE avec des illustrations de Léonor Fini, et UN CHANT D'AMOUR, dans des tirages limités à quelques dizaines d¿exemplaires réservés uniquement à ses amis. L'écrivain qui en octobre 1947 séjournait rue Montpensier fit appel au libraire éditeur Jacques Loyau établit à quelques rues de là, Passage des Panoramas. Il avait du faire sa connaissance par l'intermédiaire de Léonor Fini qu'il avait rencontré à la même époque et qui avait fait les costumes de son unique ballet ¿ADAM MIROIR, représenté au Théâtre Marigny en mai 1947. Si l'édition illustrée par le peintre est connue et se rencontre au grès des catalogues, celle D'UN CHANT D¿AMOUR est tout à fait inconnu des bibliographes et n'a à notre connaissance jamais été répertoriée ni proposée, ni en librairie ni en salle de vente ! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Murphy

      Bordas (Collection Les Imaginaires No. 5), Paris, 1947 - Of 3,000 copies printed, this is one of only approximately 95 sold in the original Bordas wrappers Text slightly browned as usual and wrappers just a little browned and marked, backstrip slightly worn at foot and with very small piece missing at head, but a nice copy in the original glassine wrapper Federman & Fletcher 145 Translated by Beckett with the occasional informal assistance of his friend Alfred Péron, to whom the translation is dedicated. At the end of 1951 the unsold Bordas stock was taken over by Les Éditions de Minuit who issued the book in their own wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE MOMENT AND OTHER ESSAYS. PROOFS

      The Hogarth Press, London 1947 - Woolf, Virginia: THE MOMENT AND OTHER ESSAYS. London: The Hogarth Press, [1947]. Gathered, trimmed loose signatures. Faintest tanning of the cheap proofing paper, otherwise about fine. Half morocco folding clamshell case. Original letterpress page proofs for the first edition, denoted as "First Proof" by the typesetter's stamp; each signature bears the printer's dated stamp, "R. & R. Clark, Ltd. 6 Sep. 1947 [-23 Sep. 1947]" marking the date of proofing of that form. A comparison with the published book shows several alterations were made to the prelims before the first printing was made; we have not compared the text, other than its makeup and pagination, and would presume any differences would be a consequence of typographical corrections. The finished book appeared on 5 December. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A29a. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Research in Germany on the technical application of atomic energy. Offprint

      1947. Heisenberg, Werner (1901-76). Research in Germany on the technical application of atomic energy. Offprint from Nature 160 (1947). 10, [1]pp. 212 x 145 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Fine copy. First Edition in English, Offprint Issue. During World War II Heisenberg was one of the principal scientists leading research and development in Germany’s nuclear energy program. At that time the Allies had no idea of how far Germany had progressed in the quest to build a nuclear reactor, but given Germany’s leading role in the advancement of nuclear physics they had every reason to believe that the Nazis were ahead of the game—in fact, the fear of a German “atom bomb” was one of the main reasons behind the establishment of the Manhattan Project. This fear turned out to be groundless: Due to a combination of factors, including Hitler’s dislike of “Jewish science” and the “White Jew” Heisenberg, Germany had fallen far behind the United States in the development of nuclear energy. fter the bombing of Hiroshima Heisenberg became one of the primary crafters of Germany’s official account of its wartime nuclear energy program. In December 1946 he published his first postwar summary of the program in the journal Naturwissenschaften; the present English translation, slightly abridged from the German, appeared in Nature the following August. In the summary Heisenberg argued that Germany’s failure to advance its nuclear program was due both to enormous technical difficulties and to the lack of political and financial support; he also played up his own role in slowing down the project by quashing Nazi officials’ hopes for the imminent development of atomic weapons. “Heisenberg’s self-serving account parallels but overinterprets actual events. He especially did try to maintain scientific control over the [nuclear energy] project. He was also aware of the theoretical possibility of a nuclear explosive by late 1941, he did not demand a crash research and development to build one, and he did seem content to work for the rest of the war on the more modest program of building a reactor. It is difficult to assess his intentions and motives beyond that. But from what we know of his activities and research, there is nothing to support the notion that Heisenberg actually hindered the project in any way to keep an explosive out of Hitler’s hands or even that he himself had that much control of the situation” (Cassidy, Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg, p. 510).

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        QUELQUES VERS

      L. P. & C. TORN, Barcelona 1947 - Poemes saturniens, Fetes galantes, La bonne chanson, Romances sans paroles. avec un preface de François Coppée et 18 lithographies de J. M. Mallol Suazo. Ejemplar nº 65 de un tiraje de 150, en papel de hilo Guarro. Tiene el estuche original. Size: 33X25

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        EINSTEIN: His Life And Times. By Philipp Frank. Signed By Einstein.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1947 - Einstein, Albert. EINSTEIN: His Life And Times. By Philipp Frank. Signed By Einstein. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. The Second Printing of the First Edition. Signed By Einstein in full on the front free endpaper. A very good copy in dustwrapper showing moderate use. *Previous owner's neat name stamps in 4 or 5 locations. Tape shadows from an old jacket protector. A much loved copy of a very good book. *This book belonged to Robert E. Doyle, Professor at the Dept. of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jeunesse noire [Black Boy]

      Paris: Gallimard. (1947). First. First French edition. Translated by Marcel Duhamel in collaboration with Andre R. Picard. Wrappers in tissue dustwrapper. Pages browned, a small chip on the last leaf affecting no text, else near fine. A novel which became the bestselling book by an African-American up until that time. This copy Inscribed by Richard Wright to French Nobel Prize-winning author Jean-Paul Sartre: "For Jean-Paul With all my best, As ever, Dick." Additionally signed by the translator Marcel Duhamel. Wright was keenly interested in Existentialist writing and it had a great influence on his own work. His association with Sartre, in particular, was a more intimate one -- the two authors became close friends and Wright's journals speak often of his high personal regard for the French author. Similarly, Sartre spoke of Wright as one of the greatest living American writers, without regard for race, and on several occasions enlisted Wright's aid in political causes. A magnificent association. .

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        PALINODIA DE LOS TURCOS. Reproducción facsimilar de la rarísima de Orense 1547. Introducción Bibliográfica de Antonio Rodríguez -Moñino.

      - [Libro intitulado Palinodia, de la nephanda y fiera nación de los Turcos, y de su engañoso arte y cruel modo de guerrear: y de los imperios, reynos, y provincias que han subjetado, y posseen co inquieta ferocidad.] [S. l., pero Badajoz]: Diputación Provincial (Serv. Culturales), 1947, 26x35, 6 págs., 2 hojas de introducción bibliográfica + [11 hojas], LXII folios del facsimil, impresos por ambas caras. Magnífica impresión en letra gótica sobre excelente papel de hilo verjurado de la Casa Guarro con todas sus barbas. Edición de 200 ejemplares numerados (nº 169). Facsímil de alta estima y muy escaso. (52129).

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        EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. [Lawrence Northcote Upjohn's Copy]

      The Viking Press, New York 1947 - [Einstein] Hecht, Selig. EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Early 'Post War', Einstein Association Copy of Selig Hecht's EXPLAINING THE ATOM presented by Dr. Einstein. to Lawrence Northcote Upjohn, President of The Upjohn Pill And Granule Company. 8vo., 205pp. Publisher's blind embossed light blue cloth, faded at the spine. A very good copy. L.N. Upjohn received Selig Hecht's book "Explaining the Atom" on 5-5-47. At that time, he signed his name along with that date on the inside cover. The dustwrapper was removed & tipped in sections to the verso of the ffe & half title as well as the rfe & final pastedown. Just four months later, Selig Hecht's obituary dated 9-19-47 was also pasted to the verso of the first half-title along with his photo on the title page. Upjohn's reference notes about Atomic particles & the Atom dated June '48 & July 59 reflects his more than just passing interest. The Einstein presentation Signed Letter is neatly tipped to the second half-title page; 1 page [mimeographed] on the letterhead of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, dated April 29, 1947. The letterhead lists Albert Einstein as Chairman & Selig Hecht as Hon. Vice-Chairman of the Committee along with Linus Pauling, Philip Morse & other scientists as officials*. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Upjohn, / I am glad to have the opportunity to send you the enclosed book, Explaining the Atom, by Selig Hecht, honorary vice-chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Dr. Hecht has succeeded in giving, clearly and simply, and authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have led to our present knowledge of nuclear fission. I believe also that from this book the discerning reader can gain the information necessary to form an independent opinion of the practical problems of atomic energy confronting the world today. Remembering your concern for these problems, and your interest in the work of our committee, I hope that you may also share my admiration and respect for this distinguished book. / With kind regards, Faithfully yours, A. Einstein" Signed by Einstein in black ink. Custom medium blue slipcase with three darker blue gilt-lettered spine labels, custom stiff blue cloth chemise. - L.N. Upjohn (Lawrence Northcote Upjohn) the nephew of William Erastus Upjohn, the founder of the Upjohn Pill and Granule Company. In 1904, Lawrence Northcote, joined the firm at the age of 31, beginning as association as an employee that would last almost half a century. In May of 1930, L.N. Upjohn was named president a position he held until 1953. *Background: In May, 1946, Albert Einstein, R.F. Bacher, Hans A. Bethe, Edward U. Condon, Thorfin R. Hogness, Leo Szilard, Harold C. Urey, & V.F. Weisskopf joined together to form the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. These scientists in turn were later joined by Selig Hecht, Harrison Brown, and H.J. Mueller. The object of the Committee as stated in their by-laws was to encourage and further the peaceful uses of atomic energy. To attain this objective the "Committee was to solicit private contributions in support of the work of the National Committee for Atomic Information." On August 6, 1946 the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientist s was incorporated in Princeton, New Jersey in order "that the contributions it received might be devoted to other groups interested in the field of atomic information & education as well as the NCAI." Included among these groups were the Association of Scientists for Atomic Education, the Federation of American Scientists, & the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The ECOAS while supporting these various groups of scientists' organization whose ends were the education of the public & the United States' government in the potential uses & misuses of atomic energy, also carried on extensive educational programs. These programs had as their objective in addition to the raising of funds the [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Chronik der Familie des Besitzers der Gastwirtschaft "Gerichtskretscham" in Schollwitz, Kreis Bolkenhain, Bezirk Liegnitz und weiterer benachbarter Familien von 1881 - 1947

      Ohne Ort, ohne Verlag, ca 1947. Ganzleinen, 8°, 593 S., Beschreibung des ländlichen Lebens im Raum Schweidnitz, Waldenburg in Niederschlesien, Die Chronik wurde rückblickend vom Sohn des Gastwirtes von Weihnachten 1881 bis 27.1.1933 bzw. 22.4.1933. Ab 11.05.1947 gibt es aktuelle Nachträge. Das Buch ist handschriftlich in gut lesbarer Sütterlinschrift, teilweise mit mundartlichen Ausdrücken, geschrieben. Stempel auf dem Vorsatzblatt, sonst guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Zinnober (Einzelunternehmen)]
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        Ciné -Club Collection 1947-1949, 16 Numéros.

      Organe De La Fédération Française De Ciné-Clubs, Paris, France 1947 - Reliure de 16 números du journal Ciné -club, , les 2 premières années complètes (collection complète?), chaque journal 8 pages. dernier numéro dernière 2éme. année Spécial nº8-9 avec 12 pages, (erreur de reliure , la page 9-10 est relíée, entre la 4 et la 5), parfait état, la reliure permet de lire facilement les exemplaires. Articles de Georges Sadoul, Henri fescourt, Jim Gerald, Caude Autant-Lara, René Jeanne, Jean Painlevé, Jean-louis BarraultMaurice Bessi, Jean Mitry, et beaucoup d'autres thériciens et critiques ddu film, numéros spécaiux, monographiques consacrés au: Le Réalisme Français (n.3, 1947), Charlot (n.4,1948), Eisenstein (n.5-1948), Jean Renoir (n.6-1948), Orson Welles (n.7-1948), Avant-Garde Française et documentaire Anglais (n.9-1948), De Dada au Surréalisme (n.1- 1948), D.W.Griffith (n.3-1948), Jacques et Pierre Prévert (n.4-1948) , Jean Vigo (n.5-1948) , Eric Von Stroheim 8n.7-1949), Comédie Américaine (n.8-9,1949) 29 x 44 Cms. 132 Pp [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Rayo Rojo]
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        Two Typed Letters, signed ("Bruno") to designer Irv Koons, regarding the proposed publication by Random House of Munari's L'UOMO DEL CAMION, with related materials

      New York, Milan, december 9, 1947 - june 1, 1948. 8vo (11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.). Two Typed Letters, signed ("Bruno") to designer Irv Koons; two Typed Letters (one signed) from Arnoldo Mondadori Editore to Koons; paper sample to be used by Mondadori in printing of American edition of L'UOMO. Light creasing, one letter docketed "Munari" in Koons hand; near fine . Revealing correspondence between Bruno Munari (1907-1998) and Irv Koons (1922-) and between Koons and A. Mondadori Editore about the possibility of Random House (who Koons worked for at the time) publishing Munari's L'uomo del camion (1945), the second installment of his "I libri Munari' series of seven illustrated children's books. For reasons unknown, the deal fell through and it was not until 1968 that World Publishing began releasing the first American editions of Munari's now classic children's books. Munari wrote his children's book series "I libri Munari" when employed by the publisher A. Mondadori Editore. No longer with the firm (who maintained the books' copyrights) when these letters were written, he would receive half the royalties of an American edition. Munari makes it clear that he wants to be involved in the process (he had a bad experience with the French edition) but trusts Koons and respects his editorial and artistic tastes: "It is perfectly all right with me, if you are to do over the pictures: I have not seen any of your work, but when we met here we got along fine and we seemed to have the same ideas." In his next letter, Munari praises Koons work, which he has now had a chance to see. Munari's warmth and humor is apparent in these letters (translated from the Italian and typed by his cousin Maria), as when he laments that a planned exhibit of his work in New York was cancelled: "I am sorry to say the showing of my work in New York did not take place, because, during the voyage, damp sea air spoiled the balance of my wooden 'useless machines' and at the customs they completed the good work by opening the boxes and pulling out things pell mell and almost everything was ruined. Some of them which escaped 'ship wrecking' are hung in the office of Mr. Romeo Toninelli, who gave a party to show them." Included with these letters are two typed letters from A. Mondadori Editore to Koons giving estimated printing costs, suggested royalty arrangements, and a sample of the paper to be used. With their flip-books, cut-outs, and colorful illustrations, the seven "I libri Munari" are some of the most innovative and pleasing 20th-century children's books

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        BOUBOUROCHE. UN CLIENT SERIEUX. LES FEMMES D AMIS. MESSIEURS LES RONDS DE CUIR. LES LINOTTES. AH JEUNESSE. LA PHILOSOPHIE. LE TRAIN DE 8 H 47. LES GAIETE DE L ESCADRON. LA VIE DE MENAGE.

      Nouvelle Librairie de France & Librairie Grund,, Paris, 1947 - 1 des 500 exemplaires sur papier velin. 10 vol., 346 pp. + 331 pp. + 311 pp. + 211 pp. + 325 pp. + 245 pp. + 269 pp. + 311 pp. + 361 pp. + 296 pp. in-4, Relies demi-maroquin a coins, dos a nerfs mosaiques du nom de l auteur (1 lettre par volume; titre au bas de chaque ouvrage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha

      - Literatura española. Novela. Siglo XVI. (821.134.2-3) Atlas. Madrid. 1947 21 cm. 10 v. Encuadernación en tapa dura PLENA PIEL estampada con nervios y tejuelos. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de 1547-1616. Don Quijote de la Mancha. De Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Nueva edición crítica con el comento refundido y mejorado y más de mil notas nuevas, dispuestas por Francisco Rodríguez Marín. [Aldus]. Grab. intercal. Patronato del IV Centenario de Cervantes. Rodríguez Marín, Francisco. 1855-1943. GA31 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        Building Plans and Elevation for Structure on South Side of Harrison 71' 6" East of 1st, San Francisco. Current address: One Rincon Hill.San Francisco's most recognized high-rise.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1947. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 20" x 30". 6 sheets. Job #220. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        I, the Jury

      Dutton 1947 - First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by Spillane on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in colors with slight wear to the top spine. This original first issue dustjacket has the $2.50 price present on front flap. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and the the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean and the book appears to be unread. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this true first edition in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Spillane First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        I,THE JURY

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1947 - First edition ( so stated on the copyright page with no subsequent printings mentioned) of the author's first book. A NEAR FINE book (some browning to endpapers and some foxing to same; text bright and crisp) in BRIGHT NEAR FINE jacket ( a few short closed tears, minor wear at spine ends and corners). Price intact ($2.50) ; lettering on spine and front panel bright white and unfaded red ! The book that took" hard-boiled " to the next level and introduced Mike Hammer to the world ! LAID IN is an INSCRIBED card, SIGNED by the author ! Not often encountered in such nice condition. True first edition of both book and jacket !! Free insured shipping worldwide for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        I, the Jury (Signed Bookplate Laid in)

      Dutton, New York 1947 - A very good minus copy bound in black paper-covered boards stamped brightly in red. With bumping to all corners. Very clean and tight throughout with the exception of several gray smudges in the margins of page 69. Scattered foxing to the top edges and light foxing to the rear paste-down. In a good dustjacket which is worn, lightly edge-rubbed and has small pieces missing at all the corners and at the top and bottom of the spine. There is a small pinky fingernail-sized piece missing at the top left corner of the spine where it meets the rear panel. Small triangular piece missing in the middle of the rear panel as well. With the original price of $2.50 at the bottom of the inside front flap. Laid in is a bookplate signed "Mickey Spillane". An attractive and striking first edition in dustjacket of Spillane's first book and the First Mike Hammer mystery. Over the corpse of his best friend, Mike Hammer swore that the killer would die as Jack had--slowly, torturously, with a .45 slug in his guts. First Edition with the statement "First Edition" on the copyright page [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        I, the Jury

      New York: Dutton. 1947. First. First edition. A short tear at the crown, some modest bumps, and a little fading to the spine lettering, very good lacking the dustwrapper. Spillane's first book, the first Mike Hammer mystery, and the progenitor to a whole generation of books featuring ultra-violent detective heroes. Harry Essex wrote and directed the largely forgotten 1953 film version, the first of several films based on Spillane's works. .

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