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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.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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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]

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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 - 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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        Autograph musical manuscript full score of the Sonate und Sonatine für Streichquartett, dated October 1981 at conclusion,. 1. Sonate "Brinje." 2. Sonatine "Das reine Gedicht." Complete.

      - Kont studied composition with Lechthaler, Polnauer, Swarowsky and Krips in Vienna and later with Milhaud, Messiaen and Honegger in Paris. The present work was inspired by the folk music Kont heard while serving as a soldier in Croatia in World War II. "Progressive pioneer who. startled musically insecure post-war Austria, or a traditionalist who is sometimes labelled a "Conservative"? - More contradictory verdicts have been applied to hardly any other composer in recent Austria's music scene than to Paul Kont. The notion of the "avant-gardist" ha[d] become manifest already in the first years after the war, when Kont - unlike many of his contemporaries - did not so much follow tendencies originating in Hindemith (and, to a lesser degree, in Webern and Schoenberg), but developed a polytonal style deriving from piano improvisation - resulting in the so-called phase of "captured improvisation". The course of his later studies in the years following 1947 resulted in the evolution of the "complex technique", in which. individual parts are treated independently and are joined together in complexes of exclusively metrical and tonal consolidation. His studies of dodecaphony from the year 1951 onwards led to an alternative concept to serialism: the employment of "statistic values". In this technique, it is of paramount importance that the distribution of pitches and other parameters result in a harmonically feasible. [whole], within the bounds of which free development is possible. Kont's most important innovation is the development of the "third tonality" (also called "new" or "wide" tonality) in the years following 1963." ". In Kont's "third tonality" functional harmony is abolished, and the diatonic and pure-interval voice-leading of the separate parts leads to a sometimes widely branching writing, which, in polyphony, often brings about surreal harmonies. [This]. theory, as formulated in his book, Antianorganikum, finds its most strident application in the Weinheber oratorio, Vom Manne und vom Weibe (" Of Man and of Woman", 1964). Parallel to these innovative concepts, Kont worked - most notably in his Lieder, which were melodically sketched during the war and worked out until 1977 - with a "method of metrical motives", in which motives, melody and form are derived from the metre, verse and stanza of the text. Kont's late work forms an applied synthesis of these various innovations." Christian Heindl, translated by Nicolas Radulescu, in Paul Kont: Music Published by Doblinger, pp. 4-5.The von Kammlers were also the dedicatees of Gottfried von Einem's 4th String Quartet, op. 63. [1] (title), 2-59 pp. Folio (304 x 220 mm.). Full dark orange leather with titling and decorative devices stamped in gilt to upper and "Sammlung Dr. Heinz-Georg v. Kamler, Wien" stamped in gilt to lower board. Notated in pencil on 12-stave music manuscript paper. With an autograph presentation from the composer to Dr. Heinz-Georg and Michaela von Kamler to title, signed and dated Vienna, November 9, 1981. Together with:Two autograph letters from the composer to the von Kamlers providing a description of the work, a performance of it, and news of the players (suggesting that the von Kamlers may have actually have commissioned the work) and copies of the published score and parts issued by Doblinger in 1990. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Pròleg d'Antoni Vilanova. Ed. Rosa Vera. Barcelona, 1947 - . 27 cm. 143 pàg., 4 f. Il lustr. amb vinyetes i gravats a la punta seca per Jaume Pla, en el text. Imprès a dues tintes. Edició de 12 exemplars, d'un total de 150, numerats de I a XII, en paper Extra Blanc de la casa Guarro, amb les proves d'estat de totes les il lustracions, el retrat de l'autor gravat a la punta seca i una de les planxes originals (ex. IV). En rama, presentat en caixa en mitja tela, puntes. Bibliofilia. Literatura catalana. Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 catalàn

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        Tristeta. Gravats a La Punta Seca De Jaume Pla.

      Rosa Vera, Barcelona 1947 - 143pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Estampado a dos tintas. Excelente decoración de Jaume Pla, con dibujos entre texto, todo puntas secas originales firmadas en plancha. Edición de solo 150 ejemplares. Perfecto ejemplar con regia encuadernación en pergamino. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Note Signed

      Lenox, [Mass.], oct. 13, 1947 - "Your pictures were good seventeen years ago, the were excellent ten years ago and they are wonderful now. I hope we will be here in another ten, twenty and thirty years from now; you taking pictures, me admiring them and raving that they are magnificent, superb, unsurpassed, in short: not bad, not bad at all. "With best wishes "Stefan Lorant "Lenox, Oct. 13, 1947" Stefan Lorant (1901-1997) is widely acknowledged as a founder of modern pictorial journalism. Born into a family of studio photographers in Budapest, he pursued a career in silent-film making in Vienna and Berlin, then went on to both found and edit illustrated magazines in Germany, Hungary, and England. As editor of the Münchner Illustrierte Presse, Lorant transformed it into the first modern photojournalistic paper in Europe; his political commentaries after the Nazi putsch in 1933 enraged Hitler, who ordered him imprisoned. A year later, he was released through the intercession of the Hungarian government and began editing a paper in Budapest. Lorant wrote a memoir, I Was Hitler's Prisoner, and took the manuscript to London; it was published in 1935. Lorant became editor of Odham's Weekly Illustrated and then the influential British magazine Picture Post. "His innovative layouts, his 'exclusive' interviews and thirst for knowledge became a familiar part of millions of everyday lives, largely through his own creations, and in particular the legendary media icon Picture Post. His vision of photography as a documentary medium inspired Life and Look magazines in America" (biographer Michael Hallett). In 1940 he came to America where he wrote and edited pictorial history books, including the noted Lincoln: His Life in Photographs 8-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches. Pen and ink on paper. Binding holes in left margin, else fine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Codice Bodley. Manuscrito pictorico antiguo Mexicano de la Civilizacion Mixteco Zapoteca. Forma parte de la Collecccion Thomas Bodley. Se conserva en la Biblioteca de Oxford, Inglaterra.,

      Libreria Anticuaria G. M. Echaniz, Mexico, D.F. 1947 - Single sheets 18 by 14 inches bound with screws in the publisher's leather-backed portfolio with cloth sides, gilt title on the upper board. Forty leaves, printed on one side only. and each exquisitely hand-colored to match the original manuscript in Oxford. One of 25 numbered copies; this being copy no. 8. Title page in Spanish followed by the facsimile of the manuscript. Painted shortly before the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521, the Codex Bodley has been long recognized as one of the most important Mixtec manuscripts and a premier example of native Mixtec pictorial historiography in all its complexity. Trace of wear to the edges, else a fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Full Moon

      Doubleday 1947 - An interesting item .The book is inscribed six days before publication .I think the publishers must have sent a few copies to the author to hand out to friends.This is the first copy I have seen but I have heard of others. Not sure who the recipient is but there was a Ruth Abercrombie Snow who was a translator at Princeton in 1947 so there may be a connection .The book is fine with some small repairs to the wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Doppelporträt oder &#132;Stirnspalt". 1973. Radierung (Buchdruck-Ätzung u. Kaltnadel) von 2 Platten. Im Unterrand von beiden Künstlern in Bleistift signiert (von Roth datiert), unten Mitte numeriert: 27/30. Die rechte Platte unten seitenrichtig betitelt u. signiert.

      - 41,5 : 30 u. 39,5 : 31 cm auf Velin 62 : 79 cm. Diese Variante der Werkkatalog-Nr. 379 nicht im neuen Oeuvrekatalog der Druckgraphik: Dobke, Dirk. D.R. Druckgraphik. Catalogue Raisonné 1947-1998, und nicht im WVZ Bücher und Grafik (2.Teil) u.a.m. 1971-1979. &#150; Gemeinschaftsgraphik der beiden Künstler. Drucker: Karl Schulz, Braunschweig. Verleger: Kurt Kalb, Wien.

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        Contes pour enfants pas sages

      Editions du Pré aux Clercs 1947 - Cartonnage papier de l'éditeur, in-4 à l'italienne (26 x 22 cm), dos toilé vert, plats illustrés en couleurs. Bel album (69 pages, ici non coupées), proposant huit contes originaux . pas sages du tout ! ÉDITION ORIGINALE numérotée (n°201). Illustrations en noir in et hors texte, texte en différentes couleurs. EXCELLENT ÉTAT. Henriquez Elsa [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Garden Party and Other Stories

      The Verona Press, London 1947 - First illustrated edition, with colored lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Tall octavo. Original green pastepaper over boards with printed red paper spine label gilt. Slight foxing on the front fly, still easily fine. One of 1200 numbered copies (the first 30 were signed) designed by Hans Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni. This copy is nicely Inscribed by Laurencin in French in 1949, with an elaborate filigree decoration surrounding the inscription. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pompes Funèbres

      "A Bikini aux dépens de quelques amateurs", [1947] - One of 450 numbered copies "sur vélin de Lana" Large 8vo Sewing slightly strained and edges of leaves a little darkened and two leaves also darkened from previously loosely inserted bookmark, otherwise a very nice copy [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Peste

      Gallimard, Paris 1947 - FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CAMUS; one of 2000 copies of Alfa Navarre. Inscribed on half-title: "au Reverend Père Dubarle / avec la confiance / Albert Camus". Dubarle was a prominent critic who wrote several studies of Camus's work. "When The Plague was first published in 1947, the majority of French critics greeted it as an allegorical presentation, not only of la condition humaine in general, but also of the particular experience of the German occupation. Yet it would be an extremely limiting interpretation to see in The Plague only the description of a single historical experience. The struggle against plague and occupation are part of a wider struggle, not only against the physical evil inherent in the world, but also against the evil which men, by their blindness and indifference as well as by their cruelty, do to one another" (Philip Thody). La Peste, Camus's second novel, is perhaps his most effective demonstration of two of the central themes of his work, namely personal morality and the "man in revolt". Paris: Gallimard, 1947. Octavo, original wrappers; glassine; custom box. Book slightly cocked with a little bit of toning to spine; pages a little toned (as usual). An extremely well-preserved copy in original wrappers. Rare inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Vallecchi,, Firenze 1947 - (Codice LN4679) In 16º (20 cm) 50 pp. Edizione originale, esemplare della tiratura speciale in 300 copie su carta speciale, numerata: esemplare n.72, firmato dall'Autore. Cfr. Gambetti-Vezzosi, Rarità Bibliografiche, p. 844. Titolo in rosso alla copertina, sguardia e frontespizio. Brossura editoriale, con minimi segni del tempo. Ottimo esemplare completo della scheda bibliografica editoriale. Euro 470 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Edmund Campion. Jesuit and Martyr.

      London: Hollis and Carter, 1947 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Lower edge bumped, cloth a little dulled and spotted, spine slightly faded, spine titles dulled. A very good copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, toned, and spotted jacket with a few nicks and short closed tears. Frontispiece and 8 plates. Second edition, with a new introduction by the author. Inscribed by Waugh on the half-title, "With happy & grateful memories of Dundee, from Evelyn Waugh. Oct 26, 1949". At the outbreak of the Second World War Waugh joined the marine infantry brigade and, after seeing action on the Libyan coast in April 1941, returned to Britain and spent about a year on active duty in Scotland before breaking his leg and obtaining temporary leave to begin writing Brideshead Revisited. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Editorial : MONTANER Y SIMON 1947 - Barcelona 1947 . Doce aguafuertes de RAMON DE CAPMANY . Justificación tirada : 166 ejemplares sobre papel hilo blanqueado de las manufacturas Guarro, conteniendo el estado definitivo de los grabados numerados del 1 al 166; ejemplar Nº 95 . Encuad : Cubiertas de cartoné, lomo de pergamino. Con barbas. Estuche de cartón, 25 x 33cms. 225pag. 3h. Tema : Artes Gráficas, Grabados, Aguafuertes. Evocación patriótica de la famosa batalla, ilustrada con láminas de Capmany. En apéndice unidades y mandos de las armadas cristiana y turca. Libro en buen estado con ligeras señales de uso , estuche con algunos pequeños roces .

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        Manuscrit enluminé Indo-Persan. Scènes de harem, lieu de plaisir.

      S. l. s. d. [début du XIXe siècle]. - Gd in-8° [245 x 145 mm] ; 28 ff. non chiffrés (56 pp.), texte complet de 18 lignes calligraphiées en écriture ourdou (indo-iranien) ou indoustânî (avant 1947), belle graphie arabo-persane, dite nastaliq, à l&#146;encre noire sur papier paraffiné « à l&#146;indienne », plusieurs pages avec texte en marge, en diagonales. Bandeau à décors ornementaux en couleur rehaussés d&#146;or pour la page de titre encadrée d&#146;un filet doré. 10 peintures à la gouache encadrées et rehaussées d&#146;or sur papier paraffiné « à l&#146;indienne », dont 1 double page. Chaque peinture est encadrée d&#146;un filet doré et surmontée d&#146;une légende expliquant la scène représentée. Reliure souple en plein maroquin rouge brun de l&#146;époque, très bel exemplaire en parfaite condition. Rare. Superbe manuscrit érotique enluminé indo-persan réalisé à la fin du XVIIIe ou au tout début du XIXe siècle. Les 10 peintures très vivantes et détaillées représentent différentes scènes de harem ou zenana (en Inde musulmane) dans plusieurs lieux de résidence d&#146;un grand personnage musulman ou nawab (souverain indien de religion musulmane). Un érotisme discret mais présent et bien agréable pour le lecteur apparaît sur certaines peintures au fil des pages. Nota Bene : À la suite de la conquête musulmane des Indes, les rajputs (fils de râja), en particulier, utilisèrent un mode similaire d&#146;enfermement des femmes dans des pièces isolées, partie d&#146;habitation ou aile de palais, appelées Zenana Mahal ou « palais de reines », dont la fonction était de soustraire les femmes, épouses, filles et s&#156;urs au regard et à la convoitise des hommes et des envahisseurs. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      A LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 182 COPIES SIGNED BY D. HUNTERChillicothe 1947, - Hunter. Quarter red morocco leather overboards, vellum corner-tips, 102p., 18 b.w. photos,two bamboopaper samples tipped in, beautiful hand bound by Peter Frankin quarter red crushed morocco, patterned end papers. RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Lonely Crusade

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1947 - 398 pages. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket art by Philip Grushkin. His second book about Negro-white relations seen through the main character's eyes who is the first Negro Union organizer in Los Angeles. Inscribed by Himes on the first sheet. Near fine book and near fine dust jacket with light edge wear and it is price clipped. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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