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        Under the Volcano

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1947 - First Edition, First printing. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This First Issue dustjacket with "Advance Critical acclaim" quotes printed on the back panel of the dustjacket has the $3.00 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape and is bound in the original publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Lowry First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      New York: Scribner, [1947].. Black cloth. First edition of the author's first novel, and first clothbound book. A few finger dulling spots to the black cloth, but a very good, or better, copy in reasonably bright second state dust jacket (with price clipped and $2.50 stamped in place) with light rubbing at edges, and small loss at a couple tips and toe of spine.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Internally Near Fine; the rear cover has a large dampstain that does not extend internally and there is light soiling to the spine. About Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT'S COPY INSCRIBED to her and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "For Eleanor Roosevelt/with every good wish/and renewed admiration/from/James Hilton/Oct. 1947." Hilton was the author also of LOST HORIZON and GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Shakespeare in Harlem

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First Edition, 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947: First Edition, Third Printing. Signed by Langston Hughes on the first page, inscribed to the previous owner. In Very Good condition. Light wear to bottom of spine. The dust jacket shows light edge wear with light loss. Light tanning to the rear panel. Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Alcoholics Anonymous 11th Printing June, 1947

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

      [Bookseller: Books On The Boulevard]
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        A Gathering of Original Hobo Ephemera

      Cincinnati. c.1947. Luminaries listed upon the official Knights of the Road letter-head are. Jack Dempsey, Carl Sandburg,Walter Huston,Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Lowell Thomas -broadcaster, and traveller,Joe Louis- Heavyweight Champ, Jack Dempsey-Heavyweight Champ,Walter Huston - Director, "Gen." Jacob Coxey - Politician and Activist, Arthur Hayday - British Union Leader and Member of Parliament, Monrad Wallgren - Governor and US. Senator. Letter sheets and certificates folded for mailing.Very Good, moderately soiled Envelope opened at side instead of rear. All other pieces in bright, crisp Fine condition. A charming and evocative gathering of American Cultural relics.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Batouala. Illustre de 18 gouaches de P.-E. Becat.

      Paris, Georges Guillot, 1947.. 4°. 10 Bll. (Preface), 1 Bl., 185 S., 1 Bl. 18 farbige Gravüren nach Gouachen auf Tafeln. Dazu eine Extrasuite dieser Gravüren in s/w. Sowie eine weitere farbige Tafel (planche refusee). Als ungebundene Lagen eingelegt in einen illustrierten Umschlag. In Pappdecke mit RTitel im Schuber.. Eins von 27 numerierten 'exemplaire d'artiste'. Hier in der Ausstattung von 50 Exemplaren mit der Suite in s/w und der zusätzlichen Gravüre, die 17 Exemplaren beilag. Schuber etwas berieben und Kanten beschabt. Lagen unbeschnitten. Gelegentlich stockfleckig. --------------- Qqs. rousseurs.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        Unique collection of signed photographs of the 25 Japanese prisoners at Sugamo Prison charged with war crimes, awaiting trial ? includes Tojo and the six others who were hanged ? also the two Japanese signers of the Instrument of Surrender aboard the ?Missouri?

      Tokyo, Japan, 1947-1950 Lieutenant Colonel Lee Paul Vincent (1917-1996) served as Prison Security Officer at Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, from 1946-1949. He was the liaison officer between the State Department and the Japanese government at the time the prison was returned to Japanese control in 1952. These photographs are from his collection.Collection of 25 signed black & white photographs, each 4? x 3?, each signed in black ink in English, with military rank or government post. A few have minor flaws.The photos have been laminated onto one 22? x 28? sheet, with short biographies of most of them typed in the upper portion. The upper left of Muto?s photo was torn off not affecting image or signature. Oshima?s photo is creased along the top, passing through signature. Shiratori?s photo is creased at the upper left.In all, 28 prisoners were charged with war crimes. All but Shumei Okawa, Yosuki Matsuoka, and Osami Nagano have signed a photograph here offered. Okawa, a political philosopher, was prosecuted but started

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        Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young Girl)

      Uitgeverij Contact, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good. Amsterdam: Contact, (1947). True First Edition, First Printing. One of only 1,500 copies. This Dutch printing precedes the American (English language) First Edition by five years. In an early state (fourth printing) dust jacket. Very Good condition, in a Good Dust Jacket. Clean text, with age toned pages. Previous owner name to front. Spine toned. Bumping and wear at head and tail, with a short split starting at head. Boards faintly bowed. The dust jacket presents well in Mylar, but is very fragile along the folds, with a split along the rear edge of the spine panel. Chips to extremities. Overall a nice copy of the true first edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Song of Robin Hood

      Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press, 1947. First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by Virginia Lee Burton, "Greetings to the 'Caner' from Virginia Lee Burton." Near fine in the original dust jacket with some wear and tear.Anne Malcolmson, Grace Castagnetta, and Caldecott medalist Virginia Lee Burton joined forces in 1947 to produce the definitive edition of The Song of Robin Hood. Their triumphant achievement was one of the most distinctive presentations of the legend ever published, and it received a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1948. Through meticulous research and unfailing perseverance, Anne Malcolmson rediscovered fifteen of the original ballads of Robin Hood; Grace Castagnetta adapted them to modern musical notation. Virginia Lee Burton spent three years on drawings to accompany the songs, ultimately producing a work of art filled with exquisite detail and worthy of comparison to the greatest illuminated manuscripts of the medieval era.

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        The Lady From Shanghai [If I Die Before I Wake]

      The World's Work,, Kingswood, Surrey, UK 1947 - First UK Edition, First Printing of the photoplay edition. A excellent as new copy with a light patch of browning to the copyright page otherwise unmarked and clearly unread. The fragile Jacket is in very good plus condition and has very light chipping to the spine and has a short closed tear to the rear upper panel with remnants of a sticker to the middle of the front panel. Photoplay tie in with the release of the film of the same name. Very Scarce in jacket and in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books]
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        Calculating Machines: Recent and Prospective Developments and Their Impact on Mathematical Physics.

      Cambridge, Cambridge Unversity Press, 1947. 8vo. In the original printed wrappers. A 2 cm long tear to lower part of spine, otherwise a very fine and clean copy. 40 pp. + 2 photos.. First printing of Hartree's famous inauguration speech, which not only "marks the introduction of the knowledge about electronic digital computing into Britain [...]" (Erwin Tomash Library, H31) but also constitute "the first booklet on electronic computers separately published by a conventional publisher, and also one of the earliest discussions of how these machines could be used in scientific calculations" (Origins of Cyberspace 649).The present publication marks shift from computers being seen as a purely technical toy to an invention with a huge potential to the scientific community and society in general: "This can be seen as the start of Hartree's work on bringing computers and their potential to the attention of the scientific community." (DSB)."It reports on information he acquired while on a research trip to the United States earlier in the year. During his visit he was able to use the new ENIAC to solve a problem of integrating differential equations. He points out that the entire computation and punching of the result took less than four minutes, and it would have taken a human at least two days to simply write down the out produced during that time, let alone do any calculations. Such computing power must have seemed like a dream come true to his audience, but Hartree went on to describe the new machines under development that would be much easier to set up, more flexible to use and, more importantly, have more storage for data than the ENIAC." (Erwin Tomash Library, H31)."In 1945, Hartree paid an official visit to the United States on behalf of the British government, during which he visited the Harvard MARK I and ENIAC projects-both large-scale calculating machine projects. The ENIAC was built at the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania; it led directly to the development of the stored program computer concept, influencing computer design around the world. In 1946, Hartree again visited the ENIAC at the express invitation of the U.S. War Department in order to explore the ENIAC's application to scientific problems, with particular reference to the laminar boundary flow problem. Hartree was thus well placed to understand the advances being made in the United States and to promote computer development in the United Kingdom. It is unclear whether Hartree knew of the top secret Colossus machines built at Bletchley Park for code-breaking purposes, but he certainly moved in social and scientific circles with those who did. Hartree sat on advisory committees and executive groups and gave very positive support to the development of computers. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, electronic computers were developed in three main locations in the United Kingdom-at the University of Manchester, Cambridge University, and the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington. Hartree influenced all three projects, usually acting behind the scenes to promote, enable, or support the work." (DSB)Erwin Tomash Library H31Origins of Cyberspace 649

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Il grattacielo.

      1947 - Acquaforte di cm. 34 x 39 su cartoncino di cm. 36,5 x 41,5. Firma a matita in basso a destra. Su cornice in legno, coeva.

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1947. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Red textured boards, black title to spine. Dark blue pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis. B/w and two-tone illustrations. 192 pages. Bumping to spine. Some fading to cover edges. Some page browning and foxing. Wrapper is edge-torn with couple of triangles of loss to front panel 1" x 2" and smaller one. Very creased with some browning. Loss has been replaced with colour photocopy behind - so appears to be 'complete'. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      New York: Viking Press, 1947 Fisher, M. F. K. NOT NOW BUT NOW. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. 8vo., 256pp. publisher's green wove cloth stamped in blind on the front cover & lettered in gilt on spine. Red topstain. A fine fresh superb copy in like dustwrapper illustrated by Leo Manson [one short closed tear on the back panel]. The finest copy we've seen in 20 years. Fisher's first novel had a smaller press run & true fine copies are virtually impossible to find. "Fisher depicts with startlingly sharp strokes the discrepancy between the inner and outer Jennie, creating a remarkable character that illuminates Fisher's evident skill at fiction writing." - Publishers Weekly. "Her eye is so acute and her voice is so true, she invariably bewitches us." - Newsweek. A swagger premium copy.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The First Watch.

      NY, Marguerite and Louis Henry Cohn, 1947 - NY, Marguerite and Louis Henry Cohn, 1947, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. First and only edition, this is supposed to be one of 60 numbered copies printed by Ward Ritchie, with the first 10 copies going to Steinbeck with the remainder going to the Cohns (House of Books) for Christmas gift presentation, however, this is numbered as copy No. 61 being Ward Ritchie's own personal copy, noted as being purchased from him by the legendary Serendipity Books in Berkeley, CA, a pencil note by Serendipity's Peter B. Howard indicates that he purchased the book from Ritchie June 16, 1986, this elusive "A" item is a letter from Steinbeck to Arnold Gingrich, editor of "Esquire," thanking him for sending a watch as a gift, the letter is full of Steinbeck's typical humor noting that he had expected a watch when he graduated from high school, but none was forthcoming, and since he didn't actually graduate from Stanford University he likewise hadn't received a watch as a gift, Goldstone & Payne A26a, Morrow 199 and 200, now housed in a custom clam-shell case. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Brigadier General, United States Army, Beyond The Call Of Duty

      Dorothy and Frank Shields, San Francisco 1947 - Quarto; Unpaginated; suede ribbon tied half leather and tan boards in a slipcase; Illustrated; Addional replacement label laid in for the slipcase; "done into type by hand and privately printed"; untrimmed edges; Memorial book for TR Jr., who received the Medal of Honor for his activities on Utah Beach on D-Day, and who died subsequently of heart failure. Contains "Fair Enough" by Westbrook Pegler, a wonderful character sketch of TR Jr. The testamonials recounting TR Jr's actions under fire are remarkable, how he survived the day is a mystery. He had to fight the higher command to be allowed to be with his men on the beach that day, eventually he won out. Presentation card from Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Austin's Antiquarian Books]
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      Arthur H. Clark, 1947. - First edition. Three octavo volumes. Volume I: red cloth, teg, frontis, illus., 412pp.,Volume II: red cloth, frontis, illus., 446pp., Volume III: red cloth, teg, 8pp., plus 76 plates and three fold-out maps. Plate 44 is repeated as the frontis for Volume II. All spines with gilt titles. "Remember boys, nothing on God's earth must stop the United States mail!"--John Butterfield's instructions to his drivers. "The primary source of information on the Butterfield Overland Mail, the first great overland postal service from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. The reviews were almost embarrassing in their praise. With its detailed information on routes, the various stations, the personnel,it is constantly in demand, and the books value has appreciated dramatically over the years."--Clark/Brunet. The southern route began in St. Louis, Missouri, went through Fort Smith, Arkansas, and then continued through Indian Territory, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Baja California, and California ending in San Francisco. A biography of John Butterfield is given along with briefer biographies of the officers of the company, a mile-by-mile study of the location and history of every station along the route . not only in Texas but also from Missouri through California to San Francisco. Additionally, dimensions of the various coaches and wagons used are given along with a history of the coach makers. A fine set of this important work, With the original prospectus laid-in. CLARK/BRUNET 58. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        In den Wohnungen des Todes. Berlin, Aufbau-Verlag 1947. 4to 75 S. Orig.-Leinenbd. mit Rücken- u. Deckeltitel u. Orig.-Schutzumschlag.

      . . Estausgabe. Eines von 200 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleinen mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag und einer 7-zeiligen handschriftlichen Widmung von Nelly Sachs: "Herrn Kurt Wilhelm, dessen warmer Einsatz für meine Gedichte diesem Buch zum Erscheinen verhalf und dessen menschliche Güte oft Trost spendete, mit tiefer Dankbarkeit Nelly Sachs, d. 3.11.1947 Stockholm". Die Dichterin erhielt 1966 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Sehr schönes Exemplar. Wilpert/Gühring 3.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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      New York: Scribner, [1947].. Black cloth. First edition of the author's first novel, and first clothbound book. A few finger dulling spots to the black cloth, but a very good, or better, copy in reasonably bright second state dust jacket (with price clipped and $2.50 stamped in place) with light rubbing at edges, and small loss at a couple tips and toe of spine.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Knock On Any Door

      Appleton Century Crofts, New York 1947 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Les pages immortelles de Marx choisies et expliquées par Léon Trotzki.

      Corrêa 1947 - - Corrêa, Paris 1947, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Johannot, tirage de tête. Deux légères éraflures sans gravité en tête et en pied du premier plat, agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        East Side, West Side (First Edition, Inscribed to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Davenport to fellow author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: "For dear Marjorie / with my gratitude for much said and unsaid, and my love / Marcia / New York / October 1947." Jacket is lightly worn at the extremities, with a single vertical crease at the spine panel. Basis for the 1949 film noir directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner and Cyd Charisse. A superb association between two significant writers of the 1940s.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Song of Robin Hood

      Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press, 1947. First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by Virginia Lee Burton, "Greetings to the 'Caner' from Virginia Lee Burton." Near fine in the original dust jacket with some wear and tear. Anne Malcolmson, Grace Castagnetta, and Caldecott medalist Virginia Lee Burton joined forces in 1947 to produce the definitive edition of The Song of Robin Hood. Their triumphant achievement was one of the most distinctive presentations of the legend ever published, and it received a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1948. Through meticulous research and unfailing perseverance, Anne Malcolmson rediscovered fifteen of the original ballads of Robin Hood; Grace Castagnetta adapted them to modern musical notation. Virginia Lee Burton spent three years on drawings to accompany the songs, ultimately producing a work of art filled with exquisite detail and worthy of comparison to the greatest illuminated manuscripts of the medieval era.

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        LADY IN THE LAKE (1947)

      MGM 1947 - Set of eight (8) vintage original 14 x 11" (35 x 28 cm.) lobby cards, USA. Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Leon Ames, Jayne Meadows, dir: Robert Montgomery; MGM. Strong graphics and layout highlight the film noir feel of this rare set of cards. Raymond Chandler's character Phillp Marlowe is presented first person through the camera's view, allowing the audience to solve the mystery along with him. This film was close in spirit to the novel and is one of the finest adaptations of a Chandler book. This is an absolutely wonderful set showing key tense moments from this bizarre film. Of all the classic '40s Phillip Marlowe films, this is one of the toughest titles to find, and this is certainly a very difficult set to find complete. Minor creasing to top left of title card as well as a tiny border tear and rub at the mid-left margin, a repaired tear at the bottom middle edge of card no. 2, mended tear at bottom left side of card no. 7, otherwise all are very clean and without pinholes. NEAR FINE.

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      Omaha, NE: Union Pacific Railroad/Dining Car & Hotel Department, [no date, between 1947 and 1954] A cook book used by the Union Pacific railroad for its name passenger trains. This particular copy was identified by a previous owner with an attractive flowered cover of a menu from the Los Angeles Limited fixed to the inside of the front cover. Beginning in 1905 the Los Angeles Limited was the flagship train of the Union Pacific between Chicago and Los Angeles. Service finally ceased in 1954 as ridership declined. The binder begins with eight pages of service instructions, followed by sixteen sections of recipes. The sections are lettered A through P and are complete according to the list of contents. The lettering does not correspond to the type of recipe, i.e. beef is under the letter I, and desserts under the letter M, and so on. The previous owner fixed fine glossy photographs of the interior of the dining cars, the patrons and staff from the early 1900's through the 1950's, the exterior of the dining cars, the chefs in the kitchens preparing meals, the dining car being loaded with supplies from the commissary, and finally on the inside of the rear cover a photograph of a menu from 1946 used on this famous name train, seventeen original photographs in all. OCLC records only three copies and does not hazard a date other than that of 1954 when UP ceased the trains operation. Bound in original black vinyl three ring binder with lettering on the front cover in gold. The three ring binder allowed the book to be opened flat for easy reading of the recipes. A fine copy of this well cared for cook book.. Three ring binder.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Autograph Note Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, n. p., November 1947

      n.p., n.d. - Daniel Longwell, who co-founded LIFE magazine with Henry Luce, and subsequently became its Executive Editor, writes to the distinguished photojournalist, "To Alfred Eisenstaedt--Whom I first asked to join "LIFE" when "LIFE" was still only an idea. Since then any idea of LIFE without 'Eisie' has been impossible." Eisenstaedt remained on LIFE's staff for 36 years, until 1972, when the magazine ceased publication (TIME/LIFE) 8-1/2 x 6 inches. Pen and ink on paper. Marginal binding holes, else fine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      [Evansville, IN: Printed by Herbert W. Simpson, Inc.], December 1947.. 12mo. Printed wrappers. Illustrations. A fine copy. First separate US edition of this essay, reprinted from its US publication in THE NEW REPUBLIC. From a total edition of 470 copies, this is one of fifty copies designated for distribution as a Christmas Greeting to friends of Paul A. Bennett. The text first appeared in HORIZON in April 1946, and soon became one of Orwell's most frequently anthologized and reprinted essays. One among several of his observations, at least when judging the utterances of the vocal extremes, remains particularly timely: "In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible." FENWICK C.679n.

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      Edition : PARIS, EDITION DU SCORPION, 1947 - Illustrations de Jean BOULLET- Exemplaire numéro 637 d'un tirage de 950, sur alfa - Broché, sous contre-chemise cartonnée et emboitage toilé rouge, dos noir - Rares rousseurs sur la contre chemise, emboitage un peu fané et petite fente en coiffe de pied de la couverture papier à rabats - Bel exemplaire 204 pages, broché, 23,5 cm. Très bon état [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Transistor, a Semiconductor Triode," and "Nature of Forward Current in Germanium Point Contacts," and "Modulation of Conductance of Thin Films of Semi-Conductors by Surface Changes" in The Physical Review Volume 74, I July-December 1948. pp. 230-231; pp. 231-232; pp. 232-233 [Full Volume]

      FIRST EDITION of John Bardeen, Walter Brittain and William Shockley's development of the transistor, a discovery that in many ways invented the information age. "In 1947, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, working at Bell Telephone Laboratories, were trying to understand the nature of the electrons at the interface between a metal and a semiconductor. They realized that by making two point contacts very close to one another, they could make a three terminal device - the first "point contact" transistor.They quickly made a few of these transistors and connected them with some other components to make an audio amplifier. This audio amplifier was shown to chief executives at Bell Telephone Company, who were very impressed that it didn't need time to "warm up" (like the heaters in vacuum tube circuits). They immediately realized the power of this new technology.This invention was the spark that ignited a huge research effort in solid state electronics. Bardeen and Brattain received the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1956, together with William Shockley, "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect" (Nobel Prize Committee). CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. 4to. (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). Ex-libris with minimal markings (just a library stamp on the title page. Illustration: In-text illustrations throughout. Binding: Bound in green cloth with gilt-lettered spines. Some rubbing and scuffing to the edge and spine tips. Solidly and very tightly bound. Interior: Occasional toning and spotting within; minor. Professionally rendered repair to the title page. Very good condition overall. Pictures available upon request.

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        Das kleine Handbuch für den Fernrohr Konstrukteur.

      Leitz, Wetzlar 1947. 130 S. Lex .8° - Lexikonformat (entspricht 25 - 30 cm) Halbledereinband - Exemp. i.sehr gut.Zust. Geringste Lager-o.Altersspuren b.genauster Betr., mögl. Buchkörper ohne nennenswerte Gebrauchsspuren. Lediglich Schnitt etwas angeschmutzt. Innen in hervorragendem Zustand, wie neu. Altersgemäß is sehr guter Verfassung. Sauberer und frischer Gesamtzustand..

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        Historically important ?Confidential? Marshall Plan Organization Chart, edited in pen and ink, returned by President Truman to Treasury Secretary Snyder with Truman?s letter to Snyder enclosing ?the confidential documents which you left with me yesterday?? ? Five months later, Congress passed the law creating the Economic Cooperation Administration to administer the Marshall Plan

      Typed Letter Signed ?H.S.T.? as President, 1p, 6.25? x 9.25?. On watermarked White House stationery, Washington, D.C., October 29, 1947. In memo form to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. Penciled in upper right ?The President? in unknown hand. Fine Condition.President Truman?s Appointments Calendar for October 28, 1947: ?12:30 pm The Secretary of the Treasury.? --- from the Truman LibraryIn full, Enclosed are the confidential documents which you left with me yesterday. I am very certain that we will eventually get a plan worked out that will be satisfactory to all concerned. I know I can always count on you for the proper advice and cooperation.? Truman?s letter has been attached to a 10.5? x 8? printed organization chart, noted in type ?Confidential? in the upper and lower right; slightly rusted paper clip still present. Light folds, edge tears mended on verso.This is ostensibly the first Organization Chart for the ECA (Marshall Pla

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions Books, New York 1947, 1947. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Octavo, pp. 171. Publisher's hardcover in original dust-wrapper priced at $2.75. A used copy showing some general wear and handling, jacket with some chips and tears, long closed tear to front panel repaired with tape, sunned to spine. An inexpensive copy of the true first. Pulitzer Prize winning play for 1948.

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        COLECCION DE ASTURIAS. Reunida por D. GASPAR MELCHOR DE JOVELLANOS. Publícala EL MARQUES DE ALEDO. Edición y notas por M. Ballesteros Gaibrois

      - Madrid, graf. Reunidas, 1947-52, 4 tomos de 27,5x22 cm., en holandesa, XLIV+306, XVIII+439, XXIII+247 y XV+422 págs. + láminas en cada tomo. Edición numerada de 500 ejemplares, este con dedicatoria manuscrita del Marqués de Aledo

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        Photograph of the swearing-in of Secretary of State George C. Marshall signed on a detached lower matte by President Truman who has dated and inscribed it at the White House to Treasury Secretary John W. Snyder

      On a 7.5? x 2? matte, identical to the matte to which the photograph has been affixed, President Truman has boldly inscribed, signed, and dated: ?To Hon. John W. Snyder with best wishes / Harry S Truman / The White House, 1/21/47? as President.On January 21, 1947, in the White House, Gen. George C. Marshall was sworn in as Truman?s Secretary of State by Chief Justice Fred Vinson.John W. Snyder?s close friendship with Harry S. Truman began in 1928 when Truman was a County Judge. They served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Harry S. Truman was Colonel of Field Artillery, United States Army Reserve Corps. Lieutenant Colonel John W. Snyder was in Harry Truman's Missouri Regiment, the 381st Field Artillery, 102nd Division. Snyder had a broad background in banking and business when he was appointed by President Truman as Federal Loan Administrator (1945), Director, Office of Mobilization and Reconversion (1945-1946), and Secretary of the Treasury (1946-1953

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        Long Khrushchev letter with Jewish interest -- he and close Stalin aide, Lazar Kaganovich, advise political and Communist Party leaders

      Typed Letter Signed ?N Khrushchev? as Chairman of the Ukrainian SSR Council of Ministers [Prime Minister], and ?L. Kaganovich? as Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukrainian SSR, in Russian, 3p, 8? x 11.75?, separate sheets. [Kiev], October 8, 1947 To the political and Communist Party leaders of Stalino (named for Stalin in 1924, renamed Donetsk in 1961). Fully translated. Two file holes at left edge with three partial punch holes. Fine condition.Lazar Kaganovich (1893-1991), a Jew who survived at Stalin?s side longer than anyone else, joined the Communist Party before the Revolution of 1917 and died just five months before the end of the Soviet Union. He was a pioneer organizer for the Bolsheviks in 1911. Stalin put him in charge of supervising the activities of local party organizations and, in 1924, of party patronage. By 1930, he was a full member of the Politburo. Within the Politburo, Kaganovich and Molotov formed the core of Stalin?s ?p

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        Rivista di arte di critica e di letteratura. Direttore Cesare Brandi. Comitato di collaborazione G. Macchia, L. Magnani, G. Raimondi, T. Scialoja, R. Vlad

      Istit. Grafico Tiberino, Roma. 1947/1950 - cm 25,5x18, pag 80 circa a vol, br edit, con tavv in b/n a fine vol. 16 numeri in 13 tomi. - 1947, Anno I. - n. 1, marzo. Brandi, Magnani, Raimondi, Macchia, Scialoja, Vlad, ecc. Riproduzioni di opere di Manzù e Bonnard. - n. 2, giugno. Brandi, D. Cecchi, Montale, Scialoja, Vlad, Raimondi, ecc. Riproduzioni di opere di Cassinari, Van Dyck e De Ferrari. - n. 3, lug-ago. Brandi, Scialoja, Raimondi, R.M. Rilke, Argan, ecc. Riproduzioni di opere di Morandi, Mantegna e Niccolò dell'Abate. - n. 4, set-ott. Brandi, Scialoja, Raimondi, Vlad, Magnani, ecc. Riproduzioni di opere di Picasso, Lelio Orsi da Novellara e foto del Ballets des Champs Elysèes. - n. 5, nov-dic. Montale, Praz, Brandi, Raimondi, Contini, Eliot (traduz. Montale e Cecchi), ecc. Riproduzioni di opere di Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Matisse, Scipione. - 1948, Anno II. - n. 6/7, gen-feb. Macchia, Vlad, Contini, Brandi, Raimondi, Scialoja, D. Cecchi. Riproduzioni di opere di Villon, Picasso, Guttuso, Stradone, Scialoja, ecc. - n. 8, mar-lug. Montale, Palazzeschi, Brandi, Scialoja, Magnani, Raimondi. Riproduzioni di opere di Sadun, Scialoja,van Velde, Liotard, Fussli . - n. 9/10, ago-dic. Omaggio a Mallarmé: saggi di Contini, Mondor, Magnani, Magny, Brandi, Missac, Raimondi. Riproduzioni di opere di van Velde, Braque, Picasso, Klee, Morandi, ecc. - 1949, Anno II. - n. 11, gen-feb. Macchia, E. Cecchi, Raimondi, Argan, Moravia, Brandi, C. Levi, Scialoja. Riproduzioni di opere di Gropius, Canova, Picasso, Guttuso. - n. 12, mar-apr. E. Cecchi, Poe, Vlad, Praz, Scialoja, Brandi, Raimondi. Riproduzioni di opere di De Pisis, Manzù, Giacometti, Cassinari, ecc. - n. 13, mag-giu. E. Cecchi, Brandi, Vlad, Scialoja, Raimondi, ecc. Riproduzioni di opere di Zoppo, Domenico di Niccolò de' Cori, Manzù - n. 14/15, non indica i mesi. T. Mann, Magnani, Raimondi, Scialoja, Brandi, piccola antologia delle fonti dell'astrattismo (Kandinsky, Marc, Klee). Riproduzioni di opere di Kandinsky, Marc, Klee, Scialoja, Sadun, Ciarrocchi, ecc. - n. 16, non indica i mesi. Brandi, Macchia, Vlad, Raimondi, Drudi, ecc. Riproduzioni di opere Marini, Kokoschka. - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO

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        Quid Nunc, 1947, Senior Yearbook for the Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD

      Baltimore: Roland Park Country School. 1947. Paperback. Good. Adrienne Rich's senior high school yearbook from 1947 with her photograph (a number of times) and a poem by her! Quarto, textured maroon wraps, lettered in gilt, 72 pp., illustrated with photos, ads. Good+ copy, mild creasing and rubbing to binding, contents good to very good, evidence of basement storage, mild occasional dampstaining, slight general mustiness, generally good to very good. A couple inscriptions to previous owner. Rich (1929-2012) attended the very small and swank Roland Park Country School whose graduating class numbered 25 students, describing it later as a "good old fashioned girls' school [that] gave us fine role models of single women who were intellectually impassioned." She was the literary editor of the yearbook and contributes a poem, "Coda" and in all probability a 3pp prose piece called "Class Prophecy" set in the year 1957, which finishes with this prediction: "And here finally is the last of the party. Adrienne Rich has left her ink-pots and proofsheets to make a last appearance among her old companions. When her latest historical novel was attacked for 'inaccuracy and inadequacy of material' by a certain learned specialist in European history, Adrienne, in frustration, decided to retire to Europe to spend her declining years in a houseboat on the Rhine. As she glances about her at the assembled company, her sole comment is -- 'I may be hazy on the past, but I certainly could prophesy the future!' Any further remarks are drowned out as the familiar strains of the Whiffenpoof Song rise above the conversation, and we know that the party has really begun." The poetic contribution, 'Coda,' does not appear to have been reprinted in her collections. In addition, all the graduates contributed drawings and signatures to decorate the endpapers, Rich among them, with her signature and drawing of an inkwell with a pixie-like face on it. RARE -- only one OCLC entry for Roland Park yearbooks and without information on what particular years (Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown CT) they possess. We can't imagine more than a hundred of these were printed, and there are very few likely survivors. Rich's first trade book, the Yale Younger Poets winning 'A Change of World,' published when Rich was only 19, was proceeded by two privately printed and very rare publications when she was just a girl - 'Ariadne' (1939) and 'Not I, But Death' (1941), but there were Roland Park school publications that included work of hers prior to this yearbook, including a literary quarterly of girls' work, 'The Red and the White' and another publication, 'Laughs and Lessons.' So this is by no means the earliest literary publications of Adrienne Rich, but it is one of the rarest, and possibly her most mature effort prior to her college years.

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      Lancaster PA:: American Institute of Physics,, 1947. Very Good++. Offered is a Very Good++ entire Vol. 72 of The Physical Review in blue buckram binding and gilt lettering spine. Minimal soil and foxing edges, scuffs and edge wear covers. Willis Lamb: Nobel Prize Work. Indeed his Nobel Lecture is titles "Fine Structure of the Hydrogen Atom." Sm. 4to.

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      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Mexico. 1947. Cartone. 24X18. 400Pag+3h. Bello ejemplar de Agustin Yanez profusamente ilustrado al boj de Julio Prieto. Dificil en comercio. Ref 4.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Magnificent Albert Einstein gelatin silver photo, taken by Philippe Halsman

      [New Jersey], [1947] Photograph, gelatin silver, of Albert Einstein, seated while writing, 1 page, measuring 10.5" x 13.5" visible, matted and framed to overall size of 20" x 23". Limited edition, artist's proof. Signed by Halsman with a raised, etched signature at the bottom right. Condition appears to be superb, other than an insignificant and almost indiscernible flaw to the right of Einstein's head. In 1947, Halsman made what was to become one of his most famous photos of a mournful Albert Einstein, who during the photography session recounted his regrets about his role in the United States pursuing the atomic bomb. The photo would later be used in 1966 on a U.S. postage stamp and in 1999, on the cover of Time, when Time dubbed Einstein as "Person of the Century." Prints of this photo are actually quite common. In April 2012 a print fetched $432,500 at Christies, while a similar print sold at Heritage Auctions several years before this for over $6,500. The present print, made at the same sitting

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        Substantial and scarce Autograph Letter Signed, to his biographer James Thrall Soby, 4pp on two 4to sheets, New York, Nov. 6, 1947

      - He writes about the importance of his friendship with his correspondent, James Thrall Soby, (1906-1979) author, critic, collector and patron of the arts, particularly modern Art. Soby wrote a biography of Tchelitchew in 1942. Tchelitchew refers to Nellie, Soby's wife Eleanor ("Nellie") Howland, whom he married in February 1938. He begins with an effusive reference to a visit from Soby to see him and his partner, "Charlie," Charles Henri Ford (1913- 2002) writer filmmaker, photographer, and collage artist best known as editor of the Surrealist magazine "View," (1940-1947). Tchelitchew continues noting that he is aware that Soby loves Tchelitchew's painting. "I have so much to tell you on account of the long intervals of time when we have no chance of seing [sic] each have no chance to tell me what yourself you wanted to know from'll here shut me up and get what you wanted to know. I think it would be much farer [sic] if you make an [sic] questionary [sic] of all the things you'll like me to answer, and I will answer to you. If the answers are.confusing on account of my english [sic] and my metaforic [sic] way of thinking - then we'll see each other and discuss the answers one by one.I can help you in that with pleasure answering your questionary [sic] and analysing myself. about the biography was that I was upset by it. When Lincoln's book on me arrived .I was struck with incoherences which certainly have arrived on account of me talking too much in elaboret [sic] way. I think a biography is very has sort of a tree pattern as the inner man too. So as every tree has his special particularity of development based on directions and circumstances, on drought and rains - sun and moon - so have we to. Therefore an [sic] not accurate biography will not only make confusion but will .in error, as far as the analysis of one given man's work.that was of primal importance to me because the facts of my life and carrere [sic] are known far better to me than to others and I do not believe that in exagarating [sic] or inventing on's [sic] biography as many of my friends do they are giving anything but confusion.Naturally the biography is very simple structure.Now to judge an [sic] living artist work not as important because most of judgements [sic] are based on opinions and opinions often are erroneous. The onely [sic] true way to say anything of a contemporary living artists to analyse him in itself - no one gains anything in comparison as if I would look in a hidden mirror.I see in my work certain signs of an order frankly unknown to me until recently.So my dear Jim - please ask me anything you like to know.the work which remains becomes another kind of body, a concentrated one.after all we are the roots that grow our flowers which grow and bloom." He signs, "Pavel." With holograph envelope addressed to Soby and signed again on verso in the return address, "Tchelitchew." The reference to Lincoln is likely to his friend, Lincoln Kirstein (1907-96), writer, New York cultural figure and best known as founder of the New York City Ballet with Balanchine. Tchelitchew also painted Kirstein's portrait. Tchelitchew's most significant work is considered to be "Hide and Seek", painted in 1940-42 the year of Soby's biography. The content of this letter suggests that Tchelitchew wanted to correct Soby's biographical portrait of him. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, [1947].. Drab wrappers, printed in black. Some use, creases and short tears at wrapper fore- edges, tiny corner chip, short split at toe of one joint, just a good copy. Advance reading copy of the first edition, denoted a "Proof" copy. John Huston's film adaptation appeared in 1984, based on a screenplay by Guy Gallo, and starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bissett and Anthony Andrews.

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        Study Butte

      N. P.:: Woody Guthrie,. Paperback. Good. CARBON TYPESCRIPT ON ONIONSKIN PAPER, dated circa 1947-1953. 4to. 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. [i], 37 pp. Text clean, unmarked, although the carbon reproduction makes reading a bit of a challenge. Olive-green wrappers over a 3-ring binder, stapled into place; shelf wear. "6/" inked on upper left corner of front cover. RARE. Good. Woody Guthrie worked on this autobiographical account of his childhood, "Study Butte" (later published as "Seeds of Man"), between 1947 and 1953. The manuscript copy in the Woody Guthrie Archives in New York City consists of 850 pages. Apparently, Guthrie sent copies to various individuals for comments or criticism over the years. A Woody Guthrie lot was sold at auction in 2009 that included of a 27-page typescript of "Study Butte" that Guthrie sent to Charlotte Straus of Philadelphia. This copy came from the estate of Janet Brandt, wife of Louis Brandt (1913-1971), native of New York, Assistant Director, Director, and Producer in Hollywood during the 1940s and 1950s (God's Little Acre, 1958, assistant director), who was black-listed. Dutton issued "Seeds of Man: An Experience Lived and Dreamed by Woody Guthrie" in 1976. No copies of this early typescript in Worldcat.

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions, 1947-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: New Directions, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. In original dust jacket with proper price of $2.75 intact. In Good condition, in a Fair dust jacket. Clean pages, sound binding. The pages are lightly age toned. Previous owner name inked onto front free end paper. The boards show wear and sunning, edge wear. The dust jacket shows sunning, soiling, chipping, loss and wear. Loss at the top of the spine panel, and a flap splitting at the bottom of the spine panel. The jacket is fragile along the folds. Rare with the jacket. Presents well.

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