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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1/2 page on a single sheet of letter-size paper, signed "Fritz" in green ink, dated 5 August 1945, to "Dear August" [Derleth].

      - A businesslike letter to Derleth, as editor of Arkham House, concerning the edition of Leiber's tales that he was preparing. NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS appeared in 1947, Leiber's first book, and Arkham's 29th. (It was also the first of their titles which went subsequently into a paperback edition, brought out by Ballantine Books in 1961.) In this letter, responding apparently to Derleth's request for blurb material, Leiber refers to a letter he had received from H. P. Lovecraft late in 1936 after sending him the novella, "Adept's Gambit." He points out several sections of the letter, which he had enclosed, that might be suitable for quoting. ". I was delighted to receive a letter from Lovecraft containing not only some general comments, but an unexpected list of detailed criticisms and corrections, which I hastened to make use of in preparing a second writing of the story . ." The front dust jacket flap did, in fact, wind up using some of this copy. "'Some day I hope the Fafhred Cycle will get into print,' wrote H. P. Lovecraft after reading the manuscript of the novel herewith, 'leading off with Adept's Gambit.'" Bleiler calls NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS "one of the landmark volumes in modern fantastic fiction" (Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1002) -- though he didn't care much for the Fafhred/Mouser story, which, in fact, was the only part of NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS omitted in the Ballantine paperback. The letter links three of the most important figures in mid-twentieth-century American fantastic fiction. Faint fold crease and some mild edge-rumpling, else near fine. (#116646) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Cup and saucer used by representatives of the United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and France at meetings of the Allied Control Council which issued directives, laws, and proclamations to the four occupied zones of postwar Germany

      "3.5? cup and matching 6? saucer, the manufacturer is ?1747 / F / 1947 / Fürstenberg.? The flag of each of the ?Big Four? nations adorns the dish. Small chip just inside the rim of the cup, otherwise fine condition. After Germany?s unconditional surrender on May 8, 1945, government power ceased to exist in Germany. On June 5, 1945, the Allied Control Council was established. Government power was taken over by the Commanders-in-Chief of the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and France. Although the country was divided into occupation zones, the idea of a unified Germany was preserved: decisions on ?the chief questions affecting Germany as a whole? were to be made by the Allied Control Council and these decisions needed to be unanimous. The Allied Control Council met in the former building of the Kammergericht, the Supreme Court of the State of Prussia, in the American sector of Berlin. On August 30, 1945, the Allied Control Council issued its first proclamation informing the German people of its existence, explaining that the commands and directives issued by the Commanders-in-Chief in the four zones would not be affected by the establishment of the Council. Representing the ?Big Four? were General Dwight D. Eisenhower (USA), Field Marsha; Bernard L. Montgonmery (UK), Marshall Georgi Zhukov (USSR), and General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (France). In 1945 and 1946, the Council issued numerous proclamations, laws, and directives dealing with the abolishment of Nazi laws and organizations, demilitarization, and denazification, as well as all issues affecting the German people such as Law No. 7 (November 30, 1945) regulating the distribution of electricity and gas in the various occupation zones, Directive No. 14 (September 13, 1946) equalizing the wages of female and minor workers with male workers, Law No. 49 (March 20, 1947) abrogating the German law of 1933 which governed relations between the German government and the German Evangelical Church, while keeping the independence of that church in internal matters, and Law No. 62 (February 20, 1948) repealing all Nazi laws regulating the activities of churches in Germany.On June 5, 1947, U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall announced a comprehensive program of American assistance to all European countries wanting to participate, including the Soviet Union and those of Eastern Europe. The European Recovery Program which became known as the Marshall Plan was opposed by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. He did not want American aid to Soviet-controlled nations such as Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. To coordinate the economies of the American and British occupation zones, these were combined into what was referred to as Bizonia, later re-named the Trizone, when France joined in.Representatives of these three governments, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, met in London in January 1948 to discuss the future of Germany, despite Soviet threats to ignore any decisions taken. The Soviets then began stopping British and American trains to Berlin, in order to check the identities of the passengers. On March 12, 1948, Stalin outlined a plan to force the policy of the western allies into line with the wishes of the Soviet government by ?regulating? access to Berlin. The Allied Control Council met for the last time on March 20, 1948, when Soviet representative Vasily Sokolovsky, commander in chief of Soviet forces in East Germany, demanded to know, from the American, British, and French representatives, the outcome of the London conference. Being told that they had not as yet received the final results from their governments, he said, ?I see no sense in continuing this meeting, and I declare it adjourned. The entire Soviet delegation rose and walked out."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA. Nueva edición crítica con el comento refundido y mejorado y más de mil notas nuevas dispuestas por Francisco Rodríguez Marín.

      - Madrid, Ediciones Atlas, 1947-1949, 10 tomos, 14x21, XXIV págs. + 1 h. + 444 págs. + 1 h. = 434 págs. + 2 h. = 436 págs. + 1 h. = 320 págs. + 1 h. = 320 págs. + 1 h. = 290 págs. + 2 h. = 297 págs. + 2 h. = 304 págs. + 1 h. = 299 págs. + 2 h. = 284 págs. + 2 h. Encuadernados en plena piel con nervios, doble tejuelo y ruedas doradas. Excelente estado. (55498).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        Miracle on 34th Street

      Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1947, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, A First Edition, First PrintingNear fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. True first edition with the First Edition statement on the copyright page, and the advertisement for the movie on the rear panel. Pages slightly toned, board edges rubbed, else near fine. Jacket also a bit toned but less than normally seen, tiny chipping at spine ends. Rear panel lightly soiled, with one small rubbed area affecting the name "John Payne". A very nice copy, Book

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller]
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        Haggadah Shel Pesach Agada De Pesah por Nisim Behar 5707 [Passover pesah pessach haggada hagada]

      Guler Basimevi, Galata - Isanbul, Turkey 1947 - Yudlov 4069. Yaari 2331. The Galata referred to as the place of publication was a neighborhood opposite Constantinople (Istanbul). At present, Galata is a quarter within the borough of Beyoglu in Istanbul, and is known as Karakoy. Original wrappers wanting. Bound in attractive new hardcover with gilt lettering on front board. Illustrated. Hebrew and Ladino in paralle columns. 24 leaves. First leaf has minor tape repair. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        THE DIARY OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS. Signed.

      Clarke Irwin, Toronto 1947 - First Edition, second state, with the title leaf a cancel. Signed by Davies on the title-page. A near fine copy, (previous owner's discreet dedication to the ffe.), in red cloth, silver titles to the spine in a very good dustwrapper with one tiny chip to the top of the back panel and some wear at the edges. With, A Warning To The Reader present at the contents page. 8vo. 204 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Of By & About Henry Miller: A Collection of Pieces

      Yonkers: Leo Porgie for the Alicat Bookshop Press. 1947. First. First edition. Quarto. Wrappers. Yapped edges chipped and worn, stain on the front wrap, a good plus copy, internally fine. Signed by Miller: "Henry Miller Big Sur, California." From the library of Sidney Omarr. Omarr was the "astrologer to the stars" and published a daily horoscope that appeared in more than 200 newspapers; his books of horoscopes sold over 50 million copies. He started out during the Second World War at the age of 17 when his predictions of horse races, boxing matches, and other sporting events were broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. Omarr and Miller became close friends, sharing the same tastes. Omarr liked to surround himself with beautiful women and was the personal adviser to Jayne Mansfield, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, and Mae West, among others. Omarr wrote a book on Miller, Henry Miller: His World of Urania, and Miller wrote the introduction to Sydney Omarr's Astrological Guide to 1973 and the liner notes to the record album Presenting Sydney Omarr. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A symposium of large scale digital calculating machinery

      Cambridge, MA: Computation Laboratory, 1947. <p>Extremely Rare Program for the First Full-Scale Symposium on Electronic Computers</p> [Aiken, Howard.] Symposium on large-scale digital calculating machinery. Under the joint sponsorship of the Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance and Harvard University. Cambridge: Computation Laboratory, Harvard University, 7-10 January 1947. Original white printed wrappers. Boxed. [8]pp. Illustrated. 153 x 89 mm. Fine. <p>Extremely rare printed program for the first of the computing symposia held at Harvard University&#39;s Computation Laboratory. This was the first full-scale symposium on electronic and electromechanical digital computers in the world. It took place more than a year after the first postwar conference on mechanical and electronic computation techniques, held at MIT in October 1945, for which no proceedings were published. When we last checked OCLC cited no copies of this pamphlet. Origins of Cyberspace 413.</p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        High-Speed Computing Devices

      New York: McGraw-Hill. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN THE EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET of the first textbook on digital computers. Popular and influential, it served as the first "how-to" guide for building an electronic digital computer. "High-Speed Computing Devices was written to satisfy a perceived need, following the end of World War II, for a compendium of technologies applicable to the emerging field of the electronic digital computer. Because published technical information was scarce in the US, there can be little question that the book was an important contribution to the computer literature of the 1950s. For today&#39;s student of computer history, whether a professional historian or a history buff, the book, with its state-of-the-art picture of the period 1947 through 1949, establishes a well-documented baseline for tracking and evaluating subsequent technological progress" (A.A. Cohen, "Introduction", Charles Babbage Institute Reprint Series Edition of the ERA Report, 1983). Supervised by C.B. Tompkins and J.H. Wakelin; edited by W.W. Stifler, Jr. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. With neat ownership stamp and address on front free endpaper. Book fine with spine gilt remarkably bright. Dust jacket with fading to spine and very light edgewear and a few tiny spots of rubbing. SCARCE in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Undici poesie di Valerio Volpini, Undici incisioni di Arnaldo Battistoni

      Genova 1947 - in 4° - pp.11 - Cartonata - 11 incisioni, una per ogni poesia - Tiratura di soli 30 esemplari - Carta brunita - Alcune delle poesie erano già apparse nel "Gallo" di Genova e su "Ricerca" di Roma. Le poesie sono: La nebbia chiude le case; Assisi; Casa di Campagna; Barche al meriggio; Canzone per G.; Ricordo; Fantasmi; Sera; Fiaba; Tramontana. - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl]
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        Hrsg. von Wieland. Jahrgänge 1947-1975 (fortlaufend). Gebunden in 88 Bänden.

      Heidelberg, Verlag der Chemie, 1947-1975.. 29 Jahrgänge in 88 Bänden. Einheitliche grüne Leinenbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel (ab 1967 graue Leinenbände mit Rücktitel).. *Die Bandzählung der Reihe verläuft von Band 557 bis 766, anschließend wurde die durchgehende Bandzählung aufgegeben und es folgte eine Kennzeichnung als Jahrgang mit dem jeweils aktuellen Jahr: Band 557-766 (= 1947-1972), darauf folgen Jahrgänge 1973-75. - Ein Band mit leichten Feuchtigkeitsspuren am Rückendeckel, ansonsten unbenutzte und gut erhaltene Reihe. Beilage: Dublette von Jahrgang 1966 in 2 Bänden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Menachem Begin "Manifesto" attacking UN Resolution to Partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab States

      1947 - Broadside. December, 1947. 1p. 14" x 19 3/4". In Hebrew. Partial Transcript"this 'solution' will not solve the problem .and will not bring peace in Palestine. Such a bisected state will not be able to absorb the mass Jewish Diaspora.The Jewish homeland.like every nation's homeland, requires historic entity."Menachem Begin's politics put him increasingly at odds with David Ben-Gurion. Emblematic of this divide was the militant stance taken by the Irgun, whose ideology was characterized by its symbol, a raised rifle over both sides of the Jordan River.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        The Angelic Avengers

      New York: Random House,, 1947. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt on dark blue ground, pictorial design to upper board gilt, single line rule to upper board stamped in dark blue, dark blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with tanned spots at the head and tail of the spine panel. First edition, first printing. Review copy with the publisher&#39;s notices laid-in.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The physics of rockets. Triple offprint with special mimeographed table of contents

      1947. Seifert, Howard S.; Mills, Mark M. (1917-58) and Summerfield, Martin. The physics of rockets [pt. 2: Physics of rockets: Liquid-propellant rockets; pt. 3: Physics of rockets: Dynamics of long-range rockets]. 3 offprints from Am. J. Physics 15, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1947); no. 2 (Mar.-Apr. 1947); no. 3 (May June 1947). 1-21; 121-140; 255-272pp., plus reproduced typescript table of contents to all three parts inserted in part 1. Text illustrations. 267 x 199 mm. Original printed wrappers. Offprints stapled together. Fine copies. From the library of Theodore von Karman (1881-1963), with his characteristic docketing on the first offprint&#39;s front wrapper. <p>First Separate Editions. The first theoretical study of rocketry published in the United States after World War II, written by three members of Cal Tech&#39;s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The three-part paper, published two years after the end of the war, reflects the advances in rocket science made available to the United States after the collapse of Nazi Germany, which during the war had developed the first long-range guided rockets (the V-1 and V-2) and used them as weapons in the last months of the conflict. The paper also discusses the work on liquid- and solid-propellant rocket systems done at Cal Tech&#39;s Jet Propulsion Laboratory under the guidance of the lab&#39;s director, Theodore von Karman. Topics covered here include the dynamics of rocket jets, the theory of solid-propellant operation, fundamental of liquid-propellant rocket motors, sounding rockets and escape from the earth, and rockets utilizing nuclear energy.</p><p>This set of offprints is from the library of Theodore von Karman, who in addition to directing the JPL at Cal Tech was also the founder of the Aerojet Engineering Corporation, one of the industrial giants of the jet age. "At Caltech, Karman and his students laid the foundations for aerodynamic design leading to supersonic flight" (DSB). Ley, Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel (1951), p. 415.</p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems

      Reynal and Hitchcock, New York 1947 - First edition. A soiled, good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to New York bookseller Robert Wilson in 1961. The author's first book, one of 750 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Portsmouth Home Programmes 1947/48 Football Programme

      1947 - A complete set of Portsmouth home programmes from season 1947/48. 25 in all, including 21 League, 2 FA Cup and 2 friendlies. Portsmouth finish 8 in League Division 1 but would win the title the next season. Various condition, one or two a bit dog eared, most very good. A very rare set of "complete homes".  

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Christmas Tree

      Oil on composition board. 32" x 25". Dated December 25, 1947. Inscribed by Cummings on the rear of the painting: "For Marion/ love!/ Xmas/ 1947." This image was later used as a Christmas card that Cummings and Marion Morehouse had made (card included). Corners abraded. Unframed.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous 11th Printing June, 1947

      Works Publishing, 1947, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket, First; eleventhBlue boards lightly shelfworn. Binding tight, inner pages unmarked. Both inner pastedowns show glue remnants as from possible bookplates. Previous owner stamp that of noted psychiatrist and LSD researcher Dr. Oscar Janiger. Also two owner stamps, both from private business. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches

      [Bookseller: Books On The Boulevard]
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        HAUTE SURVEILLANCE.

      - Paris, Les Cinéastes-Bibliophiles, 1947, in-12 (13 x 19cm) broché, 103 pages. Edition originale hors commerce tirée en tout à 60 exemplaires sur papier Lana de Docelles (un beau vélin fort). Celui-ci a été imprimé au nom du cinéaste Claude Autant-Lara. Bel exemplaire conservé dans son cristal d&#146;origine, une décharge sur le faux-titre. Il a été exceptionnellement enrichi par Claude Autant-Lara de deux documents : 1) Un feuillet dactylographié au recto, 188x130 mm, contrecollé sur l&#146;enveloppe d&#146;expédition à Claude Autant-Lara, suscription manuscrite (quelques similitudes avec l&#146;écriture de Cocteau), timbres oblitérés. Il s&#146;agit d&#146;une lettre signée par Jean Cocteau et Jean-Paul Sartre dans des conditions bien particulières de la vie de Genet. En effet, après sa libération du camp des Tourelles en mars 1944, celui-ci croyait en avoir fini avec la prison. Mais, au terme de divers recours formés par ses avocats, la Chambre des appels de police correctionnelle de la Cour d&#146; Appel de Paris le condamne en mai 46 à purger le reste de sa peine, une dizaine de mois semble-t-il. Pour empêcher l&#146;exécution de cet arrêt, et surtout l&#146;application possible de la peine de relégation, Sartre et Cocteau adressent un recours en grâce au Président de la République Vincent Auriol sous la forme d&#146;une supplique dactylographiée. Leur appel est publié dans Combat le 16 juillet 1948. Simultanément, les deux parrains de Genet adressent à des personnalités du monde littéraire et artistique la lettre dont nous parlons : « Cher Monsieur, / Nous vous prions instamment de répondre par votre signature à la demande de recours en grâce que nous adressons au Président de la République en faveur de Jean Genet, frappé par la relègue. Il est inutile de vous dire combien votre nom aura de poids dans une démarche si urgente et si nécessaire. Nous vous remercions à l&#146;avance et vous prions de croire, cher Monsieur, à nos meilleurs sentiments. J. Cocteau &#150; J.P. Sartre ». Document rarissime, manquant notamment au Jean Genet. Essai de chronologie par Albert Dichy et Pascal Fouché qui reproduit le brouillon de Cocteau, le fac-similé de la lettre dactylographiée au Président et l&#146;article de Combat mais pas cette lettre. 2) Un billet autographe de 7 lignes sur un morceau de nappe en papier : « Cher confrère, / venez boire un alcool / avec nous à Saint-Damien / Nous vous admirons tous beaucoup / On vous donnera la main / Amitié / Jean Genet ». Le billet comporte au verso 5 lignes manuscrites de Jacques Natteau « Tu vois que je ne peux / pas m&#146;éloigner trop de / l&#146;équipe. C&#146;est ici que je viens tenter de ne / pas penser à Cordier / Jacques Natteau ». Jean Genet et Jacques Natteau, qui fut un des grands directeurs de la photographie de l&#146;après-guerre, réalisèrent ensemble en 1950 le film Un chant d&#146;amour qui fut aussitôt censuré. Natteau, directeur de la photographie attitré d&#146;Autant-Lara durant plusieurs années (c&#146;est probablement au héros, Cordier, du projet de film Tu ne tueras point que fait ici allusion Natteau), fit sans doute les présentations. Le ton du billet du cinéaste néophyte Genet, mêlant insolence, familiarité et respect à l&#146;égard du monument du cinéma français qu&#146;était Autant-Lara, est inimitable. Provenance archives du cinéaste Claude Autant-Lara. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE LE GALET]
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        KLM. Royal Dutch Airlines.

      Rotterdam: KLM. 1947 - Color poster. Framed in wood and plexiglas. Torn corners.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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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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        After the Atom

      1947. () Near fine. Original conté illustration. 17.25" X 9.75". Matted. Signed and titled by Bok. A few old adhesive stains to very edges of margin of print, hidden by matting. Original illustration off 4 grotesque human beings clearly impacted by the results of an atomic bomb. Bok was a prolific illustrator for science fiction and fantasy books. His art was used by Arkham House and magazines such as Weird Tales, Other World, and Fantasy Fiction..

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        Air France. Réseau aérien mondial

      Paris: Air France, 1947. Lithographic poster. 62 x 100 cm. Framed in wood and plexiglas. 163/P/10-47. Available unframed for $750.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Atomics for the Millions

      Whittlesey House McGraw - Hill - FIRST EDITION of Maurice Sendak's First Book -- Dr. Maxwell Eidinoff & Hyman Ruchlis&#146;s "Atomics for the Millions. First edition, first issue (end-papers), 1947. Book near fine, except for very slight edgewear, very slight discoloration on boards, tiny name stamped near bottom of front free end-paper. DJ very good, with some tiny pieces missing along top of spine and front, tiny piece missing at top of back, slight rubbing and chipping at tail of spine and corners, slight rubbing on front, three small pieces of tape on back, small piece of tape on tail of spine, slight discoloration on spine and inside DJ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Complete Runs of Avon Fantasy Reader, Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader and Avon Science Fiction Reader

      Avon Book Company, New York 1947 - The set includes eighteen issues of Avon Fantasy Reader, two issues of Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader and three issues of the Avon Science Fiction Reader. These constitute the complete output of the fantasy and science fiction series edited by Donald A. Wollheim and published in the years from 1947 to 1953. Most of the stories appearing in Avon Fantasy Reader, with very few exceptions, were reprints, whereas the other two short-lived titles published original material. Among the contributors are Murray Leinster, William H. Hodgson, August Derleth, Abraham Merritt, H. P. Lovecraft, P. Schuyler Miller, Clark Ashton Smith, Fletcher Pratt, H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Vance, Jack Williamson, Ray Cummings, Hannes Bok, Robert Bloch, Algernon Blackwood, Ray Bradbury and many others. A rather hard to find complete set in better than average condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Wayward Bus

      New York: The Viking Press,, 1947. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, vignette blind stamped to front board, top edge green. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the jacket that has some nicks to the extremities. First edition, first printing, in the first issue binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Belvedere

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1947). First. First edition. Boards a trifle rubbed, still fine in a very good dustwrapper with a couple of short tears and a few shallow chips, mostly at the spine ends. Signed by the author. Basis for the 1948 film Sitting Pretty directed by Walter Lang, and starring Clifton Webb, Robert Young, and Maureen O&#39;Hara. Webb received an Academy Award-nomination for best actor for his performance in the title role, and the film spawned a series of sequels. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'archipel fleuri. Quinze ballades françaises inédites.

      - En feuilles sous emboitage, 31X22 cm, 1947, non paginé, exemplaire nominatif, tirage strictement limité à 25 exemplaires, chaque exemplaire est écrit par Paul Fort lui-même à l'encre de chine, les trentes illustrations de Jorge Morin ont été recomposées à la gouache sur chaque exemplaire par l'artiste lui-même et constituent autant d'originaux, le papier de l'ouvrage est le vergé pur fil "au fou" fabriqué à la main spécialement pour cette édition par le maitre-papetier Henri Lacombe au moulin à papier du Verger de Puymoyen en Angoumois. Etui avec quelques frottements sans gravité, rare ouvrage en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Latulu]
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        [Typescript]: Summer and Smoke

      January 1947. Carbon typescript. Quarto. (4), 147, (1)pp. Sheets bradbound in the blue "Liebling-Wood" folder of Williams&#39;s agent, Audrey Wood. The light blue wrappers are moderately worn with wear to the extremities with tears and chips, the page ends are also worn, and the brads have pulled through the front wrap and part of the first page, about very good. The typescript for Williams&#39;s 1948 play about a refined minister&#39;s daughter from Glorious Hill, Mississippi, who falls for the unsophisticated young doctor who lives next door.This early version of the play, labeled "January 1947," is the one used during its first production in Dallas, Texas, in July 1947 by Margo Jones, before its New York debut in October of the following year. Though it ran for 102 weeks it was considered something of a disappointment as a follow-up to Williams&#39;s incredibly successful A Streetcar Named Desire" which immediately preceded it. The play was revived in 1952 off Broadway with a now legendary performance by Geraldine Page as Alva, and was later made into a 1962 film directed by Peter Glenville with Laurence Harvey, Rita Moreno, and Page, who received an Oscar nomination for best actress. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Negro City Directory - Dallas, Texas 1947-1948

      Dallas Times Herald, Dallas, TX, 1947. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Fantastic and extremely rare book from Dallas of the 1940&#39;s. It contains many ads of local black-owned businesses, and profiles of colleges, churches, and prominent individuals. It also includes an alphabetical listing of black residents that is far more comprehensive than the regular phone book. Each listing includes address and occupation (when available), as well as listing each member of the household and their relationship to the head of household. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. 356 pp. Pages are tight and clean. . Bumped and rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 pounds. Category: History; History::Black History; History::Texas History; United States; Genealogy & Local History. Inventory No: 104255. . Additional shipping charges may apply.

      [Bookseller: Lotzabooks]
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        THE FORBIDDEN GARDEN

      Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press,. 1947. Octavo,. cloth.. "Astounding / Science Fiction" ink-stamped on front free endpaper and. faintly on top edge of text block, a fine copy in fine dust jacket. A. wonderful association copy. (#60333). First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Bell. Signed presentation inscription by Bell to fellow fantasy writer and editor John W. Campbell: "To / John W. Campbell, Jr., / Astoundingly successful / editor of Astounding / Science Fiction, cordial / greetings, / hoping that this story / will not / leave him / totally / unastounded. / E. T. Bell." In 333.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        THE VICTIM. Signed

      The Vanguard Press, New York 1947 - Lovely example of the First edition of the author's second book. Signed by Bellow at the top of the title-page in black ink. First edition. 8vo., 294pp., black cloth, lettered in light blue to spine, top edge stained blue. A fine copy in dustwrapper, price-clipped, showing minimal use; The delicate powder blue dustwrapper just a bit faded at the spine, a couple of short closed tears. By far a better than usual example of this important Burgess 99 Novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Victim

      Vanguard, New York 1947 - Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book with light edgewear in a very good plus dust jacket. Some offsetting to the endpapers. Some darkening to the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. A very fragile jacket. Price clipped. The author's second novel in which the protagonist, Asa Leventhal, must deal with what he believes is bigotry and racism. But who is the ultimate victim? Signed by Bellow on the title page. Signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books, ABAA]
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        The Angelic Avengers.

      New York: Random House, 1947 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt on dark blue ground, pictorial design to upper board gilt, single line rule to upper board stamped in dark blue, dark blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with tanned spots at the head and tail of the spine panel. First edition, first printing. Review copy with the publisher's notices laid-in. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE LOST SON

      Sewanee, TN: The Sewanee Review (1947). 1st offprint edition, reprinted from the April 1947 issue of The Sewanee Review of The University of the South. Original paperwraps printed in black of the poet&#39;s landmark poem (pp. 7, plus covers). The poem became the title poem of Roethke&#39;s second book, THE LOST SON AND OTHER POEMS (Doubleday, 1948) the following year. The present copy is inscribed by Roethke: "For Barbara, / this first &#39;long&#39; poem, / with love from / Ted" in blue fountain pen ink on the first page. The inscription is attributed to the poet, Barbara Howes, who was a close friend to Roethke. Minimal wear to this potentially fragile piece includes toned areas to the paper. A cornerstone for any Roethke collection.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        OBRAS COMPLETAS DE SERAFÍN Y JOAQUÍN ÁLVAREZ QUINTERO (6 volúmenes)

      Espasa-Calpe 1947-49, Madrid - 6 volúmenes:8499 pág 18x12 cm Tela Bueno Obras completas 1-6 Seis volúmenes de las obras completas de Serafín y Joaquín Álvarez Quintero.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Exodus 1947

      Cooperative Press - Achdut Ltd., Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine 1947 - Scan of front cover and part of the back cover available upon request. Pages a bit yellowed. Cover has photo of the ship in Haifa. Reprinted from "Palestine and Middle East" October 1947. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Original Autograph Letter Display

      Georges Henri Rouault (27 May 1871 - 13 February 1958) 1947 - Georges Henri Rouault (27 May 1871 - 13 February 1958). French Fauvist & Expressionist painter & printmaker in lithography & etching. A.L.S. Juin 1947. Good Content [Manet], etc. Nicely Signed & Initialed. Elegantly letter display to an overall size of 14" ¾ x 22", Double glazed for recto / verso. The frame is burnished gilt with touches of colour, triple matted in windows combining strong colour edges. Fine Rouault digital print. An interesting letter signed in full by Rouault & Initialed as well. Very good general content, with mildly caustic mention that Manet had only managed one religious subject, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Haggadah shel Pesach im mea vekhamisha asar perushim hanikre'a beshem Migdal David [etic.] Khemdat Israel

      Shmuel Friedman [Undated. circa 1947], Germany [no city nor DP Camp given] - Yudlov 4036, On verso of title page is a dedication to those who perished in the Shoa. This is a reprint of the Vilnius 1903 C.E. edition, without the first pages in the earlier edition that had the names of the commentaries and their authors etc. [2], 7-56 leaves = 72 leaves [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        CHIEF MECHANICAL ENGINEER'S DEPT. FORMULAE FOR THE REPAIR OF CARRIAGE STOCK

      LONDON, MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAY COMPANY, DERBY UK 1947 - 107 PAGE BOOK ISSUED TO FITTERS IN THE 1940'S FOR THE REPAIR OF CARRIAGE ROLLING STOCK ON THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY COMPANY. THE BOOK INCLUDES GENERAL NOTES, LIFTING FORMULA, UNDERFRAME AND BOGIE EXAMINATION, BODY AND INTERIOR REPAIRS INCLUDING GENERAL REPAIRS, ELECTRICAL FORMULA, EXAMINATION OF TRAIN LIGHTING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, AXLEBOX OILING INSTRUCTIONS. INCLUDES SMALL DESIGNS OF GAUGES FOR ADJUSTMENT OF VEHICLES AND WEAR ON COMPONENTS. TIGHT FIRM AND CLEAN THROUGHOUT THE BOOK HAS BEEN AMENDED FROM ISSUE/PRINTING IN 1947 THROUGH TO 1956 WITH SUPPORTED INSERTS ATTACHED AND MEMOS ISSUED BY THE CARRIAGE & WAGON WORKS MANAGER'S OFFICE AT DERBY. THE BOOK HAS VARIOUS SIGNATURES AND STAMPS RELATING TO LMSR CARRIAGE AND WAGON SECTION AT DERBY AT VARIOUS PLACES WITHIN THE BOOK. BLUE CARD SOFT COVER WITH BLACK TITLES AND SPORTING SIGNATURES ON FRONT. SOME SLIGHT WEAR AND RUBBING TO EXTREMES AND ONE STAIN MARK ON FRONT. SOME SLIGHT CREASING. STAPLED. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: M & P BOOKS PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc. ]
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