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        Under the Volcano

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. (1947). First. Uncorrected proof of the first edition, preceding the English edition. A short tear on the front wrap, title and author's name inked on the spine, else a near fine copy in wrappers as issued. Lowry's masterwork, an expressionistic novel of the final, desperate day of a former British consul drinking himself to death in Mexico. Basis for the John Huston film featuring Albert Finney (who was nominated for an Oscar) and Jacqueline Bisset. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        TRAVASISSIMO - supplemento illustratissimo del "Travaso delle idee" dal num. 1 del 10 agosto 1947 al num. 101 del 1 gennaio 1956 - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO., Roma, La Tribuna, 1947

      - 29 x 37, brossura, pp. 16-24. Nasce come supplemento allo storico TRAVASO DELE IDEE e la periodicit? è irregolare ma la trovata molto simpatica è quella di fare di oigni uscita un numero MONOGRAFICO che enfatizza i difetti ed il lato caricaturale del soggetto: (esempio : I medici, Napoli, L'inferno, I contadini, I coniugi, fumetti, ecc. ecc.) A questa raccolta mancano soltanto otto numeri, però è presente il num. 40 (orror Travasissimo) a suo tempo sequestrato perchè metteva in ridicolo la repressione dei Celerini di Scelba. La schiera dei grandi disegnatori satirici è notevole : MANCA, BARBARA, Walter MOLINO, G. BELLI, ISIDORI , ARTIOLI, GUASTA, ATTALO, GIRUS, MANZONI ecc. La collezione (mancano soltanto 8 numeri 21,22,25,31,66,70,75,93) viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        Steeple Bush

      Holt 1947 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION with the original publisher's slipcase. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy seldom seen in this nice condition SIGNED by Robert Frost. We buy SIGNED Robert Frost books. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      Ealing Studios 1947 - 1st 1947. Slightly better than very good condition. Large format. Pictorial card wraps. The story of the production of the film version. With full page colour illustrations by Ardizzone. Includes original cast list and story summary. A nice clean copy, with just a little browning to covers. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Antecedentes, coincidencias e influencias del arte de GOYA. (Catálogo ilustrado de la Exposición celebrada en 1932) / Ahora publicado con un estudio preliminar sobre: "La situación y la estela del arte de Goya", por ENRIQUE LAFUENTE FERRARI

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: Soc. Esp. de Amigos del Arte, 1947.- 378 p.: Con profusión de láminas entre el texto impresas por ambas caras de la hoja + 38 Láminas en negro a pleno folio al final fuera del texto; in folio (33 x 26 cm.); portada a dos tintas; Tela Cartoné Ed.- En la portada tiene escrito un nobre a bolígrafo azul, que no toca texto. MAGNIFICO EJEMPLAR DE ESTA YA RARA OBRA, DE GRAN ESTIMA ENTRE LOS BIBLIOFILOS Y COLECCIONISTAS. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Knock On Any Door

      New York: Appleton Century Crofts. 1947. First. First edition. Endpapers a little foxed, boards soiled, a very good copy in a lightly rubbed, near fine dustwrapper with a very faint crease on the spine. Signed by the author. Humphrey Bogart financed and starred in the hard-hitting film noir adaptation by Nicholas Ray, in which he plays an attorney trying to help a young, embittered criminal (played by John Derek in his debut) on his way to the electric chair. Dooley Wilson (Sam of Casablanca) also has a small role as a piano player, his only reteaming with Bogart. A sharp copy. .

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        Doppelporträt oder „Stirnspalt". 1973. Radierung (Buchdruck-Ätzung u. Kaltnadel) von 2 Platten. Im Unterrand von beiden Künstlern in Bleistift signiert (von Roth datiert), unten Mitte numeriert: 26/30. Die rechte Platte unten seitenverkehrt betitelt u. signiert.

      - 41,5 : 30 u. 39,5 : 31 cm auf Velin 62 : 79 cm. Dobke, Dirk. D.R. Druckgraphik. Catalogue Raisonné 1947-1998, 379. – WVZ Bücher und Grafik (2.Teil) u.a.m. 1971-1979, Nr. 379. – Gemeinschaftsgraphik der beiden Künstler. Drucker: Karl Schulz, Braunschweig. Verleger: Kurt Kalb, Wien.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Bright November

      The Fortune Press, London 1947 - 32pp, original boards in DJ. DJ professionally restored to spine, top edge of front panel and folds. Slight rubbing to spine ends and corners of book, light browning to endpapers, otherwise quite bright and clean. Inscribed and signed by Amis to front endpaper, 'Best Wishes from Kingsley Amis November 1947' [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        L`Apocalypse. Traduit du Grec et préfacé par Alain Guillermou. Avant-propos de Louis Réau. Illustré de . gravures par Georges A. de Pogédaïff.,

      Paris, Coulouma (Druck) 1947-50. - 4 Bde. gr.-4°. 89 (7); 79 (9); 97 (9); 93 (9) S. MIt 88 tlw. ganzseit. Orig.-Radierungen. Auf Bütten, in Lagen. 4 OKart. u. OHLn.-Einbanddecken. In OSchubern EA pp. vgl. Vollmer III, 605f.; Bénézit II, 6 - Eines von 199 Expl. Jeder Band mit eh., mehrzeil. Widmung des Künstlers im Kolophon. Auf Velin-Bütten. Zweifarb. Textdruck in Rot u. Schwarz. Deuxième volume avec préface de Pierre Mornand. 3me: Loys Masson; 4me: Daniel-Rops; Der russische Maler Pogédaïff (Pozhedaev Georgiy Anatolevich), (1897 Kursk - 1971) , russisch-französischer Bildnis-, Landschafts- Stillebenmaler und Illustrator, studierte an der Akademie in Moskau, war in Sankt Petersburg, Moskau, Berlin und Paris tätig. Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Tiger's Eye

      1947 - New York: Tiger's Eye Publishing Company, 1947-1949. Nine volumes in illustrated wraps, comprising the entire run of this short lived but important and influential art and literary periodical curated by the husband and wife team of John and Ruth Stephans. The Tiger's Eye featured work by lesser known artist like Mark Tobey and Maud Morgan alongside work by more famous artists like Giacometti and Picasso. Ruth Stephan herself was a poet and heiress to the Walgreen fortune; the first four issues feature artwork by her husband. Spines of several volumes heavily creased, with some heavier creasing to front and rear panels; the glue originally used to hand mount the plates was very dry and several plates have been re-tipped in but a nice fairly clean set overall. Very frequently found pamphlet bound and/or in poor condition due to the cheapness and fragility of the bindings. The set was reissued in 1967 but these are the original issues. Included here is the book by Pamela Frank 'The Tiger's Eye-The Art of a Magazine' issued to coincide with the Tiger's Eye exhibit held at Yale in 2002 documenting the magazine's history. A rare survival of the original run. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Marc J Bartolucci]
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        Our Village

      London - George Harrap and Company, 1947 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A presumed first edition of Mitford's sketches of rural life. Featuring an engraved title page. With numerous engraved illustrationsby Joan Hassall. With the pictorial bookplates of Raymond Ball to the pastedowns. Our Village is a collection of 100 literary sketches of rural life written by Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), and originally published during the 1820s and 1830s. The series first appeared in The Lady's Magazine. The series was based upon life in Three Mile Cross, a hamlet in the parish of Shinfield (south-east of Reading in Berkshire), where she lived. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally smart, just slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Very clean throughout. Ink inscriptions to front free endpaper and first blank. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        How to Ski By the French Method

      Editions Fleche, Paris 1947 - 235mm x 300mm tall (9.25" x 12" approx.). 114pp, printed in red & black, illustrated throughout. Very good, in the original colour-printed thin card covers, with [rubbed and patched] dust-wrapper. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Hale Books]
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        Merle Armitage: Dance Memoranda (Second Edition, inscribed to composer Arthur Berger)

      Duell 1947 Sloan & Pearce, New York - Second Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper in 1949 to composer Arthur Berger: "For Arthur Berger / with the gratitude of / Merle Armitage / 1949." Berger and Armitage were not only contemporaries in the New York arts scene of the 1940s, they had a strong connection in a composer that had just preceded them, Igor Stravinsky. The work of both men--Armitage's work as an impresario and Berger's compositions--strongly reflected his influence, and both wrote essays on him, captured in the noted collection of essays on Stravinsky edited by Edwin Corle and published in 1949, the same year the book offered here was inscribed. Jacket is moderately faded at the spine panel and folds, but has no chips or tears. A survey of dance profusely illustrated with photographs and works of art from diverse cultures and periods throughout. Yellow pictorial endpapers by Picasso. A tremendous association.Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        White Snow, Bright Snow

      Lothrop Lee & Shepard 1947 - First Edition, First Printing. An OUTSTANDING copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with NO caldecott sticker on the dustjacket seldom seen in this nice condition. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector’s condition. Trades and offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Documents on British Foreign Policy 1919-1939: Full Set of 52 Volumes

      London: HMSO - Full set of 52 ex-lib HB's published between 1947 & 1955. Bound in publisher grey cloth boards with gilt title to spines, library plate & bar code on some FFEP's plus a few lib stamps. Each volume size: 16.5 x 25cm & each with VG clipped DJ. 1st series: 20 volumes, 1a series: 7 volumes, 2nd series: 16 volumes & 3rd series: 9 volumes. A superb historical set that would make a fantastic addition to any library with all pages clean & tight. ***VERY HEAVY SET - APPROX 80KG - PLEASE CONTACT BOOKSELLER DIRECT FOR SHIPPING QUOTE***

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        Documents on British Foreign Policy, 1919-1939. Second [2nd] Series. I-VII. [SEVEN VOLUMES].

      London, His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1947-58. - Seven volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. xxxvii, 603; xxxiv, 525; xxvi, 617; xxxi, 565; lxxxix, 908; lxxxiv, 996; lxxxvi, 808. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's grey cloth, spines gilt, with dust-jackets; each volume placed in the original, labelled, cardboard case. In a very fine condition. Excellent set, practically unused. ~ Second impression.

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        Ronsard Poesies. Illustrations de Charles Picart Le Doux.

      Editions Sodac [1947], Paris-Nice - One of 30 copies on velin pur fil de Marais (watermark: shield & "pur fil de Marais"), from a total edition of 300. This copy with Original Pen Drawing "Ete" [Summer] by Picard le Doux mounted in forward, with an extra suite of the 30 woodengravings. Handsomely bound in 3/4 blue morocco and pastepaper boards; spine panneled, title gilt; top edge gilt, some scuffing to edges still a handsome copy. Illustrated by Picart Le Doux with woodengravings colored by Gerard Angioline. In addition to woodengravings of which the four of the Seasons are hors-texte, Picart Le Doux designed the capital letters printed in color. As an artist Picart Le Doux was a skilled decorator and appliedssome of his talents along with Lurcat to the design of tapestry cartoons resulting in a renaissance of this ancient aret on the looms of Aubusson and other traditional centers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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      Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin 1947 - First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the author. Original black cloth, lettered gilt on spine. 8vo. 313pp. In original dust-wrapper designed by George Barrows. Colophon stating 3,000 copies printed by the Collegiate Press, Winasha, Wisconsin (but according to Jack Chalker the number of copies actually printed is believed to be 3,112). Signed and inscribed in blue ink on front free endpaper by the author to his long-time friend, collaborator and editor, "For Peter Haining. Good wishes from Ray Bradbury. 4/4/88" and incorporating a drawing by Bradbury of a grotesque, winged, devil-like figure. The book is in fine condition in a clean d/w that has a little wear at top and tail of spine (the top and tail being neatly reinforced by a strip of brown paper on the verso) and with a chip to the top right corner of the back panel, one very small edge tear to foot of front panel and some rubbing to corners and edges. It is not price clipped and has the original price of $3 on front flap. From the collection of the late Peter Haining (1940-2007). Peter Haining was a British publisher, anthologist and writer, a long-standing friend of Ray Bradbury who had been responsible for the first British publication in book form of many of Ray Bradbury's early stories (see Michael Ashley, William G. Contento: The Supernatural Index). A unique copy of the author¿s scarce first book and with a nice association. See our other Abe listings for several other scarce Ray Bradbury items from Peter Haining's collection. We will happily entertain offers from those wishing to acquire the whole of the Haining collection, subject to items being unsold. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dark Carnival

      1947. Hardcover. Fine. First Printing of the First Edition. Black cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial jacket, with the publisher's printed $3.00 price in upper corner of inside front flap. Author's first book. 1 of just over 3000 copies printed [Bleiler, Guide to Supernatural Fiction 254; Currey, p. 55]. The book is in fine condition; and in a near fine dust jacket, with mild creases chiefly to jacket edges, rubbing and other light wear.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        Jours pétrifiés 1943 - 1944 Poèmes Avec Six Gravures Au Burin

      Paris, France: Nouvelle Revue Française; Éditions Gallimard., 1947. Nouvelle Revue Française; Éditions Gallimard. Il s'agit d'une édition en français. Exemplaire no. 1 des 26 exemplaires accompagnés de deux suites des six gravures [total 12], l'une en noir sur Annam, l'autre en sanguine sur Malacca ivoire. Sur vélin de pur chiffon des Papeteries du Marais. Très frais, partiellement découpée, numéroté. Tirage total à 146 exemplaires numérotés. En feuilles, couverture bleu rempliée, illustrée d'une gravure au burin, sous-chemise et étui cartonnés gris bleutés. Texte composé à la main en Caslon de vingt par Jourde et Allard, illustré de 6 gravures pleine page au burin par Roger Vieillard, dont celle de la couverture. Texte non coupé, 91p, table, justification du tirage. 28 x 22 cm. This book is in French. Roger Vieillard illustrator. 11 x 9 inches. Unbound as issued in printed blue wraps, glassine dust jackets, and plain cardboard slipcase with paper title label. Some pages uncut. No. 1 of 26 copies only that include two sets of six original engravings by Vieillard. One set printed in black on Annam paper, the other set printed in chalk on ivory Malacca paper. 91 numbered pages. Outer slipcase is a little worn at the edges. Nevertheless the slipcase remains sturdy and is over all rather clean. Discreet, tiny stamp of previous owner, JEB, in one or two places, NOT on the plates. A Near Fine copy in Very Good Plus glassine DJs in a Very Good Minus slipcase. Roger Vieillard (9 février 1907, Le Mans - 1er mars 1989) est un graveur buriniste et illustrateur français, proche des artistes de la nouvelle École de Paris. L’oeuvre de Roger Vieillard, qui compte 662 estampes, est très personnelle, il utilise un trait précis d’une grande habileté, il possède un style unique et identifiable. L'oeuvre de Roger Vieillard est considérée comme l'une des plus importantes dans la gravure du XXe siècle et l'artiste comme « le plus pur des burinistes ». Pour lui le burin «est le seul qui suit avec fidélité les fantaisies de l'esprit. Pénétrant profondément dans le cuivre dont il déchire la surface, son ouvrage est plus proche du ciseau du sculpteur que du pinceau du peintre ». Tenté par l'abstraction et le surréalisme, il a fait évolué sa technique pendant des décennies, jusqu'à ses derniers reliefs gravés, des tirages sur plâtre. L'illustration de livres, une trentaine, représente la moitié de son oeuvre gravé. Il est aujourd'hui exposé dans le Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliothèque nationale, le musée de Beauvais, la Bibliothèque de Bordeaux, le Musée du dessin et de l'estampe originale de Graveline, le Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes, le Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg.. First Edition Thus. Unbound. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Vieillard, Roger. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Oeuvres illustrées de Courteline, complet en 11 volumes : Les femmes d'amis, Ah jeunesse! Et autres contes, Les Gaietés de l'escadron et autres contes, La curieuse vie de Courteline par Albert Dubeux, Les Linottes - Lieds de Montmartre, La philosophie de Courteline - La Conversion d'Alceste - Poèmes, Le train de 8h47 - Scènes de la vie de Caserne, Messieurs les ronds-de-cuir, Boubouroche, Un client sérieux, La vie de ménage.

      Gründ - Librairie de France - Paris, Gründ - Librairie de France, 1947 - 1949. 11 volumes petit in-4 très bien reliés en demi chagrin vert à coins (tirant sur le marron au dos). Environ 3500 pages au total. Très bel état général, très légères traces de frottements sur certains dos, parfait état intérieur. Têtes dorées. Edition contenant des Préfaces de Colette, Edouard Herriot, Mac Orlan, Marcel Schwob, Lucien Descaves, Maurice Garçon, et des illustrations de Peynet, Touchagues, André Foy, Jean Oberlé, Lucien Boucher, Olivier Kaeppelin, Joseph Hémard, Edelmann, Jacques Touchet, Zig Brunner. (G)

      [Bookseller: Le Pettit Libraire]
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        Das moderne Lichtbild in der Cechoslovakei. Aus dem Cechischen: Eva Ebertova.

      Praha,, Orbis, 1947 - 8°. 10 Bl. Mit einer Einleitung von Karel Teige und 24 Fototafeln nach Aufnahmen von J. Behárka, M. Bernát, J. Ehm, J. Funke, J. Hajduch, M. Hák, K. Herman, O. Hipman, T. Honty, J. Jenicek, M. Korecek, V. Reichmann, M. Savadin, J. Sever, M. Strániová, J. Stryrsky, J. Sudek, F. Vobecký, E. Wiskovky. OKart. Umschlag unter Verwendung eines Fotos von M. Hak (Vorderseite) und R. Skopec (Rückseite). - Publikation anlässlich der Ausstellung „Moderne Fotografie in der Tschechoslowakei" im Wiener Kunstgewerbeverein 1947. Mit dem meist fehlenden Verzeichnis der ausgestellten Lichtbilder. Vordeckel schwach angestaubt und berieben. Exlibris und Stempel auf dem Kurztitelblatt. Die Fototafeln handschriftlich numeriert. Vordeckel leicht angestaubt und berieben. Kurztitelblatt mit 1 montierten Exlibris und 1 Exlibris-Stempel sowie einem dezenten handschr. Ziffernvermerk. 1 Exlbris-Stempel auf der Innenseite des Hinterdeckels. Fototafeln handschriftlich numeriert. de Band:

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        THE BIG SKY

      William Sloane Associates, [1947]., 1947. First edition. 8vo. Author's second book. One of 500 numbered copies with an extra leaf signed by Guthrie tipped-in. Fine, bright, tight copy in both the regular trade, pictorial dust jacket, and the special plain grey printed in brown ink advance dust jacket which bears the limitation number at the top of the front panel. This is copy number 179. There is some minor wear to top edge of the trade dust jacket. The Norman Unger copy. A Jeff Dykes Western High Spot and a 1948 Pulitzer Prize nominee. The 1952 film adaptation directed by Howard Hawks received two Academy Award nominations. Introduces Dick Summers and Boone Caudill. Under Summers' tutelage, Caudill becomes a powerful White Savage ... a man that only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief would dare to love. A. B. Guthrie gives us an unforgettable portrait of a spacious land and a unique way of life. An exceptional copy.

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        The Big Sky

      NY: Sloane, 1947. First Edition. Lightly tanning pages, else near fine in a VG Dust Jacket with a faint crease and some minor color fading to spine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "To C. Bakaleinikoff, with the good wishes of the author. A. B. Guthrie, Jr. Lexington, KY Sept. 29, 1947 Bakaleinikoff (1896-1966) was a noted film composer and later musical director especially active at RKO in the forties and fifties. He was the "music co-ordinator" for the memorable Howard Hawks film adaptation of "The Big Sky" in 1952. An excellent association copy of the author's second book

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        50 PHOTOGRAPHS EDWARD WESTON ( Fifty Photographs )

      Duell Sloan & Piarce Publishers, New York 1947 - 16 text .- With 50 photographs by E.Weston . Limited edition to 1500 copies ( this copy number 582 ) .- Initialed by Weston with on small paste down on title page.- No dusjacked .-Hardcover black board.- Copy was owned ( her signature on first white page ) by the photographer Grete Stern (1904- 1998 ) , german photographer emigrated to Argentina in 1935 .- spine with small repair .- ( shipping by FEDEX to USA U$S 60 ) Size: In 4to

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        Nineteen Stories.

      London, Heinemann. 1947 - First Edition, GREENE FAMILY COPY, INSCRIBED. 8vo. 231pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth, clean and bright, slightly bumped to spine ends. Dusty top edge, some slight toning of the endpapers due to the cheap paper stock. Dustwrapper strong and bright, darkening to spine and fraying to head and tail of spine panel. A very nice copy, made all the more notable due to the presentation inscriptions to a relative, to flyleaf, firstly by Hugh Greene; 'A. from H. with love /(A.B. Greene/ Oak Cottage/ Plumpton / Sussex,'with additional inscription from the author '+ from Graham' (underlined). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Nineteen Stories - 19 Stories

      Heinemann 1947 - First UK Edition and impression in near fine condition, flat signed by Graham Greene on half title page, jacket is price clipped, there are some very minor markings but overall it is in excellent condition, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, the book has some fading and marks to spine (again see pics) no internal markings, pages clean, spine tight, please get in touch if you have any questions or wish me to supply further photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Ruth

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1947. Limited ed. 3/4 leather. Near Fine. SZYK, Arthur. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1947. 42 double-leaved pages, including 8 full page color illustrations. Original 3/4 creme leather with embossed gold pictorial front design of Ruth. In original metallic gold slipcase. Near fine condition.& & Numbered edition, limited to 1950 copies. SIGNED by Arthur Szyk.& & An emotionally moving story of Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi is magnificently rendered by Szyk's detailed illuminations.& & The young woman Ruth is remembered for her complete loyalty to her family. When tragedy makes her a widow, she refuses to abandon her adopted people, telling Naomi, “Your people shall be my people, and your God my God." The two women rebuild their lives in Bethlehem, with Ruth ultimately finding happiness with her late husband's relative, Boaz.&

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        Visual History of the United States of America (Signed)

      New York: K. Bileski, 1947. First edition thus. Very Good. SZYK, Arthur. The United States of America [Visual History of Nations series]. New York, 1947. Publisher: K. Bileski; Printer: Arthur Jaffe (of the Metropolitan Museum, NY). First Edition Heliochrome Lithograph. SIGNED by Arthur Szyk. Image size: 12 inches x 10 inches; paper size: 18 inches x 16 inches.& & Publishing History: Arthur Szyk's Visual History of Nations series consists of highly illuminated and brilliantly designed visual histories of individual founding and member countries of the United Nations. This series of images was commissioned in 1945 by Canadian philatelist and entrepreneur Kasimir Bileski and was originally referred to as The United Nations Series. Each print was created as an exquisite frontispiece and title page for a unique international stamp album. All images reflect the artistic genius of the 20th century's greatest miniaturist illuminator and painter.& & Of the approximately 60 colorful and highly detailed images commissioned by Bileski, only nine countries were completed (plus the History of Flight) and printed prior to Szyk's sudden death in 1951.& & At the top, presiding over the illumination, is the American Bald Eagle, the most immediately recognizable symbol of freedom, democracy, and power of the United States. Szyk positions two portraits on either side of the eagle: an African American man, apparently a farmer; and a Native American, wearing a feathered headband typical of the Abenaki Indian tribe of the Northeast. Each man represents a larger group of individuals who have long struggled to achieve freedom and equal rights in the U.S.& & Below the black farmer and Native American in traditional garb are the archetypal sailor and soldier, the earliest members of the U.S. armed forces, who have been steadfast in preserving the American dream of freedom. At the center of the image sit the farmer and the industrial worker, who together developed the land that, in time, supported the factory, which in turn advanced the growth of the American industrial economy.& & The omnipresent water, visible in four separate vignettes, represents the abundance of natural resources available to the nation; the dam, the river, and the bridge incorporate water as a life-giving source of energy, transportation and recreation. The mighty railroads opened the West and united the country from coast to coast, spawning the industrial age and exciting new cities.& & At the bottom of the image, The Pony Express, though only operational for a few months, symbolized to Szyk the perseverance, endurance and drive that exemplified the American spirit. He also saw this early courier service as a prelude to modern air travel, which carried the American dream into the 20th century. Dispersed throughout the verdant background are the beaver, buffalo, red squirrel, and black bear—each a native North American species, a cohabitant with the human population of the country, and an integral part of the fabric of American life.

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        Scott Kings Modern Europe

      Chapman and Hall, UK 1947 - 1st Edition 1947. Inscription from John Piper who designed the wrapper and frontis for Waugh. A unique item. Book is very good++ with bright boards and clean contents. The wrapper is very good+ with thenormal foxing to the covers and a little loss to spine top. Slight rubbing to edges. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Under The Volcano

      Reynal & Hitchcock 1947 - Published in 1947 in New York by Reynal & Hitchcock. First edition, first impression. Book in Near Fine condition, grey cloth and bright red gilded title on spine and on front board, clean pages. Dustjacket in Very Good condition with original $3.00 on front flap, first issue dustjacket with "Advance critical acclaim" on back, very minor chips to spine ends, unfaded spine. Signed/inscribed by author on front page. Very rare copy signed in collectible condition. Photos available on request. $14,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Butterfield Overland Mail, 1857-1869

      Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Co., 1947. The first two volumes of a three-volume set. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Top edges gilt, others uncut. 412 pages. Frontispiece in each volume. Index. Clean books with little wear. . First Edition. Very Good.

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        22 offprints, mimeographs, etc. on molecular biology and bacterial genetics, with two others

      1947-1968. <p>Jacob, Francois (1920- ); Monod, Jacques (1910-75); Lwoff, Andre (1902-94); & Brenner, Sydney (1927- ). Group of 22 offprints, mimeographs, etc. on molecular biology and bacterial genetics, together with 2 related papers by other authors. Various sizes. 1947-1968. Together in one volume, cloth, "Institut Pasteur" in gilt on the spine. Overall good to very good; see detailed condition descriptions below. From the library of G. G. and Elinor Meynell, authors of Theory and Practice in Experimental Biology (1970), with their address label on the front endpaper and ownership signatures on several of the offprints.</p><p>First / First Separate Editions. Jacob, Monod and Lwoff, all colleagues at the Institut Pasteur, received the 1965 Nobel Prize in physiology / medicine for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis-discoveries that "opened up a new field of research that deserved to be called &#39;molecular biology&#39;" (Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, II, p. 921). Their work answered the fundamental question of how the hereditary information contained in DNA can be translated into the chemical processes that synthesize cellular proteins (this question had been posed most succinctly and explicitly in Francis Crick&#39;s theoretical paper "On protein synthesis" [1957], which laid the groundwork for over a decade&#39;s worth of research in this area). Brenner, another key figure in this field, worked with Jacob and Matthew Meselson on providing experimental evidence for messenger RNA; he was awarded a share of the 2002 Nobel Prize for his discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death.</p><p>The collection we are offering here focuses largely on the Nobel Prize-winning work done by the Institut Pasteur group-Lwoff, Jacob and Monod-in the 1950s and 1960s. The work can be divided into four sections: </p><p>(1) lysogeny and bacterial conjugation</p><p> (2) expression of the genetic material via messenger RNA</p><p> (3) the regulation of the genetic activity of bacterial cells by operons</p><p>(4) the organization of bacterial genetic material.</p><p> In the following paragraphs we will attempt to highlight the more important papers in this remarkable collection; however, all the papers here touch upon these central questions of molecular biology.</p><p>Lysogeny, defined as the hereditary ability to produce the bacteriophage virus, is a peculiar type of infection in which the phage becomes part of the genetic material of a bacterial cell; in this non-infective form (prophage) it can then be inherited by succeeding generations of cells, becoming virulent only when some environmental stimulus causes the bacterium to produce and release phage.</p><p> "Lysogeny brought a model for the interrelation between a virus and a cell. And also a model for the possible mode of action of carcinogenic agents, which could disturb something in this balance" (Judson, p. 368). Lwoff studied this phenomenon intensively in the late 1940s and early 1950s, successfully demonstrating the genetic nature of lysogeny (which was disputed by several scientists, including Delbruck) and discovering how it is induced. In 1953 he published an important review of the subject ("Lysogeny," Bacteriological Review 17; see no. 2 below). Lysogeny was also studied by Jacob and Elie Wollman, whose paper, "Induction of phage development in lysogenic bacteria" (CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 18 [1953]; see no. 5 below) summarizes what had been learned about lysogeny as of that date.</p><p>Lwoff&#39;s work on lysogeny inspired Jacob and Wollman to investigate the phenomenon of bacterial conjugation (the transfer of genetic information from a male donor bacterium to a female recipient, resulting in genetic recombination) to see if they could discover where in the bacterium&#39;s genetic material the prophage was located. In 1955, working with a highly recombinant strain of E. coli (K12) discovered by William Hayes, Jacob and Wollman performed what came to be known as their "coitus interruptus" experiment, in which they used a Waring blender to interrupt the mating bacteria at various stages of their conjugation. They found that the donor cell&#39;s genetic characteristics were not transferred all at once, but rather sequentially over time-a discovery of great importance. </p><p>"Wollman and Jacob had stumbled upon a way to measure off the genes on [the] bacterial chromosome as directly and physically as a child squeezes toothpaste onto a brush or a carpenter unrolls a coiled steel tape measure. As they saw instantly, and reported in a note in mid-June 1955 in the weekly Comptes rendus of the Academie des Sciences ["Sur le mecanisme du transfert de materiel genetique au cours de la recombinaison chez E. coli K12"; see no. 6 below], they had the means to make a genetic map of biochemical characteristics expressed in units of time" (Judson, p. 385).</p><p> In 1956 Wollman and Jacob published the first (albeit rudimentary) timed map of the K12 strain of E. coli in a paper published in France. This map was printed again in their English-language paper "Conjugation and genetic recombination in E. coli K-12" (CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 21 [1956]; see no. 8 below), which also contained the first publication of Thomas Anderson&#39;s famous electron micrograph of two conjugated bacteria.</p><p>In 1958 Jacob delivered his paper "Transfer and expression of genetic information in E. coli K12" (see no. 9 below) at a symposium in Brussels; this paper, together with one given by Jacob&#39;s sometime colleague Arthur Pardee, "ranged over the whole matter of transfer of genes between bacteria and the regulation of their expression" (Judson, p. 400). Jacob and Wollman had originally represented the hereditary material in linear form, while stating that the genetic map could be formally represented as a circle. In 1963, at a Cold Spring Harbor conference, the researcher J. Cairns provided physical evidence that the E. coli chromosome was circular; at this same conference, Jacob, Brenner and co-author Francois Cuzin presented their paper "On the regulation of DNA replication in bacteria" (CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 28; see no. 16 below), containing their "replicon model of chromosome replication in bacteria, a model that almost required circularity of chromosomal and F factor DNA" (Brock, p. 103).</p><p>Experimental proof of the existence of messenger RNA, the substance responsible for coding protein synthesis, was announced in Brenner, Jacob and Meselson&#39;s landmark paper, "An unstable intermediate carrying information from genes to ribosomes for protein synthesis" [Nature 190 (1961)]; see no. 1 below). The theoretical groundwork for messenger RNA had been laid in Crick&#39;s "On protein synthesis" (1957); demonstration of the substance&#39;s existence had been foreshadowed by Volkin and Astrachan&#39;s discovery of a high-turnover, unstable RNA distinct from the ribosomal and transfer varieties (1956), and by the famous "PaJaMo" experiment demonstrating the negative control mechanism of enzyme induction (1958). However, it was not until the spring of 1960 that these previous findings were combined by Brenner, Jacob and Francis Crick into a biological model setting forth the exact means of communication between gene and cytoplasm, while eliminating the various problems associated with earlier ribosome-based theories of gene expression. As Brock puts it, the ribosome was now seen as "simply a nonspecific translation machine, something like a computer whose behavior depended on what software it contained" (Brock, p. 306).</p><p> Working with Matthew Meselson, who had developed experimental techniques for tagging and separating ribosomes, Brenner and Jacob performed the critical experiment described in their paper, which provided direct evidence for the existence of an unstable, rapidly turning over messenger RNA.</p><p>The concept of the operon-a group of adjacent genes functioning as a unit under the control of another gene (the operator gene)-developed between 1958 and 1960 on the basis of work done by Monod and Jacob, who were investigating the repressor model of gene regulation. Jacob developed the idea that gene regulation was based on a repression system that operated like an on-off switch, and that "genetic units of a higher order existed . . . that contained several genes subject to unitary expression. . . . On the basis of these ideas and observations, Jacob and Monod developed the concept of two kinds of genes, structural, which coded for the synthesis of proteins, and regulatory, which did not" (Brock, p. 300). In October 1959 Jacob and Monod published the theoretical basis for the operon in "Genes de structure et genes de regulation dans la biosynthese des proteines" (C. r. Acad. Sci. 249; see no. 11 below). Their paper "establish[ed] the sharp distinction between the familiar genes that determined protein structures and the new class of genes that regulated. It even looked to them, then, as though the product of the regulatory gene were not a protein by RNA. But the fact to be underlined, they said, was that in every known case, when several structural genes had their expression controlled by the same regulatory gene-&#39;that is to say, in all probability by a unique repressor&#39;-the structural genes were grouped tightly together. . . . [T]he best fit to the evidence was that the group of genes had among them a single element: the operator, target of the repressor" (Judson, p. 410). </p><p>The Jacob/Monod operon model of gene expression was further explored in their 1961 paper "On the regulation of gene activity (CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 26; see no. 14 below), which presented a more detailed examination of the mechanics of protein synthesis. For further information, see Judson, The Eighth Day of Creation (2nd ed.) and Brock, The Emergence of Bacterial Genetics; specific references are given below.</p><p>1. Brenner, Sydney; Jacob, Francois; & Meselson, Matthew. An unstable intermediate carrying information from genes to ribosomes for protein synthesis. Offprint from Nature 190 (May 13, 1961). 576-581pp. Diagrams. Without wrappers as issued. Light toning. Ownership signature of E. W. Meynell on the first page. Garrson-Morton 256.10. Brock, ch. 10.12. Judson, pp. 414-27.</p><p>2. Lwoff, Andre. Lysogeny. Offprint from Bacteriological Review 17 (1953). 269-337pp. Without wrappers. Small stamp on first page. Brock, ch. 7.4.</p><p>3. Monod, Jacques. Inhibition de l&#39;adaptation enzymatique chez une bacterie (E. coli) infectee par un bacteriophage. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 224 (1947). 2, [2, blank]pp. Without wrappers. Light browning, creased horizontally with small tear along crease. Ownership stamp and ms. annotations of A. A. Miles.</p><p>4. Lwoff & Siminovitch, Louis. Induction de la lyse d&#39;une bacterie lysogene sans production de bactÈrophage. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 233 (1951). 3pp. Fore-edge frayed, marginal tear affecting a few words. A. A. Miles&#39;s signature.</p><p>5. Jacob, Francois & Wollman, Elie. Induction of phage development in lysogenic bacteria. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 18 (1953). 101-121pp. Without wrappers. Light soiling, a few annotations. Owner&#39;s name on first page. Judson, p. 382.</p><p>6. Wollman & Jacob. Sur le mecanisme du transfert de materiel genetique au cours de la recombinaison chez E. coli K12. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 240 (1955). 3pp. Without wrappers. Creased horizontally, light toning. Ownership signature of Elinor Meynell. Brock, ch. 5.7.</p><p>7. Jacob; Alfoldi, Lajos; & Wollman, Elie. Zygose letale dans des croisements entre souches colicinogenes et non colicinogËnes d&#39;E. coli. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 244 (1957). 3pp. Without wrappers. Small marginal tears. Elinor Meynell signature.</p><p>8. Wollman; Jacob & Hayes, W. Conjugation and genetic recombination in E. coli K-12. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 21 (1956). 141-162pp. Without wrappers. Brock, ch. 5.11.</p><p>9. Jacob. Transfer and expression of genetic information in E. coli K12. Manuscript for the Symposium of the Society for Cell Biology, Brussels, 1958. 29, 3pp. Dittoed table. Mimeographed. Without wrappers. Edges a bit frayed. E. Meynell signature. Judson, p. 400.</p><p>10. Jacob & Fuerst, Clarence R. The mechanism of lysis by phage studied with defective lysogenic bacteria. Offprint from J. Gen. Microbiol. 18 (1958). 518-526pp. Without wrappers. E. Meynell signature.</p><p>11. Jacob & Monod. Genes de structure et genes de regulation dans la biosynthese des proteines. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 249 (1959). 3pp. Without wrappers. Creased horizontally. E. Meynell signature. Brock, ch. 10.10. Judson, p. 410.</p><p>12. Changeux, Jean-Pierre. Sur l&#39;expression biochimique de determinants genetiques d&#39;E. coli introduits chez Salmonella typhimurium. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 250 (1960). 3pp. Creased horizontally. Meynell signature.</p><p>13. Jacob. Comments. Offprint from Cancer Research 20 (1960). 695-697pp. Without wrappers.</p><p>14. Jacob & Monod. On the regulation of gene activity. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 26 (1961). 193-211pp. Without wrappers. Meynell signature. Brock, ch. 10.13.</p><p>15. Jacob & Monod. Elements of regulatory circuits in bacteria. Unesco Symposium on Biological Organization. Paris, 1962. Mimeographed. 27pp. plus tables and figures. Without wrappers. Light browning.</p><p>16. Jacob; Brenner, Sydney; & Cuzin, Francois. On the regulation of DNA replication in bacteria. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 28 (1963). 329-348pp. Without wrappers. Meynell signature. Brock, ch. 5.11.</p><p>17. Jacob & Ryter, Antoinette. Etude au microscope Èlectronique des relations entre mÈsosomes et noyaux chez Bacillus subtilis. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 257 (1963). 4pp. Plate. Without wrappers. Meynell signature.</p><p>18. Lennox, Edwin S. ; Novick, Aaron; & Jacob. Relation between repression level and rate of enzyme synthesis. Offprint from Colloques Internationaux du Centre Nat. de la Recherche Scientifique. No. 124. Mecanismes de regulation des activites cellulaires chez les microorganisms (1965). 209-219pp. Orig. wrappers. Meynell signature.</p><p>19. Sebald, Madeleine & Schaeffer, Pierre. Toxinogenese et sporulation chez Clostridium histolyticum. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 260 (1965). 3pp. Without wrappers.</p><p>20. Jacob & Ryter. Segregation des noyaux chez Bacillus subtilis au cours de la germination des spores. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 263 (1966). 4pp. Plate. Without wrappers. Meynell signature.</p><p>21. Jacob & Ryter. Segregation des noyaux pendant la croissance et la germination de B. subtilis. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 264 (1967). 3pp. Plate. Without wrappers.</p><p>22. Jacob. Genetics of the bacterial cell. Offprint from Science 152 (1966). 9pp. Orig. printed self-wrappers. Nobel address. Meynell signature.</p><p>23. Jacob; Pereira da Silva, Luiz; & Eisen, Harvey. Sur la rÈplication du bacteriophage l. Offprint from C. r. Acad. Sci. 266 (1968). 3pp. Without wrappers.</p><p>24. Ryter, A.; Hirota, Y.; & Jacob. DNA-Membrane complex and nuclear segregation in bacteria. Offprint from CSH Symposia on Quant. Biol. 33 (1968). 669-676pp.</p>

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        Le Surréalisme en 1947

      Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1947. Number 271 of 999 copies with 24 hors texte original graphics. 205 x 235 mm. 140 pages; Wrappers in board slipcase. One of 999 numbered copies in original wrappers with a reproduction of an object by Duchamp. With 24 original graphics by Ernst, Miró, Lam, Man Ray, Bellmer, Arp, Tanguy, Matta, Calder, et al. This copy has a reproduction of the foam rubber breast on the cover, as issued. The colophon states that the cover is "un objet de Marcel Duchamp en collaboration avec Ernrico Donati, ou sa reproduction photographique." Cramer, Miró Illustrated Books, No. 11. D-B, V, No. 46. Loosely inserted: An original color etching by Miró, Dupin no. 74, numbered 35/50. This was a 1951 New Year&#39;s card from Aimé Maeght.

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        Land of Israel Earth

      Tarshish Books / Goldbergs Press), (Jerusalem 1947 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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