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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

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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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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        FINE STRUCTURE OF THE HYDROGEN ATOM BY A MICROWAVE METHOD and THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIFT OF ENERGY LEVELS and PRECISION MEASUREMENT OF THE RATIO OF THE ATOMIC 'g VALUES' IN THE 2P3/2 AND 2P1/2 STATES OF GALLIUM In The Physical Review, Vol. 72, Second Series, July 1-December 15, 1947, pp. 241-243, pp. 339-341, pp. 1256-1257

      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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        AL FILO DEL AGUA

      . 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 other.you have no chance to tell me what yourself you wanted to know from me.you'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 important.it 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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        UNDER THE VOLCANO

      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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        Eigenh. Briefkarte mit U. ("Louis de Broglie").

      Neuilly-sur-Seine, 8. X. 1947.. 2 SS. Qu.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Freund bzw. Kollegen, Mitarbeiter oder Teilnehmer seines Seminars in Antwort auf dessen Schreiben, in dem dieser sich für Informationen bezüglich eines Seminars bedankt und seinerseits seine Vorstellungen über kommende Sitzungen dargelegt hatte. So sei die Formel "M = KM" weder von Blackett noch von Mariani und aus diesem Grund keine Seminarsitzung wert. Die Theorie von Mariani halte er ohnehin für anfechtbar: "Puisque la formule M = KM n'est ni de Blackett ni de Mariani, il n'est en effet pas utile de consacrer une de nos seances a cette question. D'ailleurs, comme je vous l'ai dit, la theorie de Masiani me parait contestable [...]". Hingegen scheinen ihm die Fragen des Adressaten hinsichtlich des Wasserstoffspektrums so bedeutend zu sein, daß er sie in das Programm zukünftiger Versammlungen aufnehme: "Quant aux questions relatives au spectre de l'hydrogene dont vous me parlez, elles me paraissent tres importantes et je les inscris au programme de nos futurs reunions [ ]."

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        Shakespeare in Harlem: Poems

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1947-01-01. First Edition, 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947: First Edition, Third Printing as stated on the copyright page. Signed by Langston Hughes on the first page, inscribed to the previous owner. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Sound binding. Pages are lightly age toned. Exterior shows light bumping to the bottom of the spine. The dust jacket shows light edge wear with light loss. Light tanning to the rear panel. A lovely copy, well preserved. Rare signed.

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        Die schöpferischen Kräfte in der abstrakten Malerei. Bergen, Müller & Kiepenheuer, 1947. Kl.-4to. Mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen Abb. 134 S., 4 Bl. Or.-Hlwd. mit typographischem Schutzumschlag; dieser etw. gebräunt u. am Rücken mit kl. Fehlstelle, rechte ob. Ecke des Vorderdeckels leicht bestoßen.

      . . Eins von 250 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (Gesamtauflage: 1000 Exemplare), die von den Künstlern Willi Baumeister, Otto Ritschl, Max Ackermann u. Georg Meistermann signiert ist; die Unterschrift des fünften Künstlers, Fritz Winter, im "Faksmile" ("befindet sich noch in russischer Gefangenschaft"). Beiträge stammen u.a. auch von Fritz Winter, Hans Hildebrandt, Kurt Leonhard u. H.A.P. Grieshaber. - Gutes Exemplar. ** Bestellungen bis 14 Uhr versenden wir am selben Tag. - Schweizer Postkonto vorhanden. **

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions, 1947 First edition, ninth printing. Inscribed by Williams on the front free endpaper: "To Virginia Carr / from / Tennessee Williams". Publisher's red cloth, lettered in black; in red pictorial dust jacket designed by Alvin Lustig, with an illustration of a male stick figure dancing with two female stick figures, lettered in black and white. A bright copy, with minor wear to the spine ends, a hint of faint soiling to the fore edge, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, rubbing to the hinges, some toning to the spine, a few light spots of minor soiling to the otherwise bright and fresh panels. A tight and attractive copy, inscribed with a warm association. Copies of this title are seldom inscribed by the author. This copy is inscribed to Virginia Spencer Carr, a professor of English at Georgia State University and biographer of American expatriate writers, including Paul Bowles and Carson McCullers. Carr's most notable work is her award-winning The Lonely Hunter: A Biography of Carson McCullers (1975), the standard McCullers biographical text. Tennessee Williams, a fellow Southern Gothic author and close friend of McCullers, wrote the introduction to this volume, adding both to its credibility and popularity. A Streetcar Named Desire is the Pulitzer Prize winning play about the mental breakdown of the charming, yet troubled Southern belle Blanche DuBois, who runs away from her past by traveling to visit her sister Stella on a streetcar named "Desire." Despite its shockingly gritty language and somewhat controversial subject matter, A Streetcar Named Desire was a critical and commercial success. The play was first produced on Broadway on December 3, 1947, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Jessica Tandy, and Karl Malden. In 1951, A Streetcar Named Desire was adapted into a film, also directed by Kazan and starring Brando, Hunter, and Malden along with Vivien Leigh.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Aquarell: Die Stadt und die Brücke von Mostar.

      1947.. Bildmaß: 36 x 42,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 48 x 61,5 cm ) Gezeigt wird die Brücke von Mostar, links unten mit M. H. monogrammiert und mit 21.8. (19)47 datiert. >>> Max Heilmann ( *1869 in Schmiedeberg - 1956 ), studierte in Breslau und an der Kunstschule in Weimar, zeigte Gemälde und Radierungen in den Berliner Großen Kunstausstellungen, im Münchner Glaspalast, in Düsseldorf und Hannover. - Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XVI, Seite 276.<<< Guter Zustand, Aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers stammend. ( Das Aquarell müsste aber neu eingerahmt und unter ein neues Passepartout gelegt werden ). ( Bitte beachten: Hier kein Versand möglich wegen Bruchgefahr - bitte Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        NICHOLAS AND THE FAST MOVING DIESEL.

      London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1947].FIRST EDITION (1947), written and illustrated by Ardizzone, slim folio, 335 x 225 mm, 13 x 9¼ inches, original publisher's pictorial colour illustrated boards, 35 pages. 40 colour illustrations in chalk and line, text in cursive script by the artist. Minute bump at head of spine, endpapers very faintly age - browned, contents very nice, no inscriptiopns. A Fine copy in very good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, chip to top edge of lower panel, 100 x 30 deep maximum (3¾" x 1¼"), 30 mm (1¼") closed tear to top edge of upper panel, bright and clean). In his first Preliminary Hand - List of Ardizzone's books Brian Alderson dated this work (1947), but he has revised this to (1948) in his recent full length Bibliography, pages 54 and 59, No.23.1. The book was reissued in 1959 in smaller format. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Typed Letter Signed, 2 pages on his personal 4to "Finca Vigia San Francisco de Paula Cuba" imprinted letterhead, Cuba, [June 15, 1943]; undated, but with "June 15" docketed in another hand and based on information in the letter, appears to have been written in 1943. Signed "Ernesto Hemingway."

      - To George [Brown], Hemingway's longtime friend, boxing coach, sparring partner, and trainer who was also a tennis partner and friend to Hemingway's wife, Martha, Hemingway writes relaying family news along with news of mutual friends and telling a story of a boxing match gone awry with John Kelly. Hemingway, an avid fan of boxing who prided himself on his skill at it, tells a humorous story about a boxing match gone awry. Hemingway refers to his children Jack (Bumby), Patrick (Mousie) and Gregory (Gigi), his wife Marty (Martha Gellhorn), and friends including Winston (Winston Guest, husband of C.Z. Guest; Hemingway was best man at the wedding of Winston and C.Z. Guest which took place at Finca Vigia in 1947). The story of John Kelly is about John "Shipwreck" Kelly, the All-American halfback football player who later played for the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. Kelly was a friend of Hemingway's who went on an African safari with him and apparently visited him in Cuba. The letter begins with family news. "Mary is almost finished on a novel she is writing. Bumby went into the army. Mousie did good at school. Gigi same. Mousie never got to like that. school. decided by himself last year that he didn't believe in God." He then talks about mutual friends. "Don Andrews is fine and sends his best. Jai-alai players are fine and two of them Paxchy and Fernando are with me now on this trip. Also Winston sends his best too." Hemingway then describes the fishing trip he is on, "an island in the ocean where the trade wind blows day and night. iguanas six feet long. flamingoes. by the thousands. the ocean is full of the biggest kind of fish." The then tells the story of putting on his boxing gloves. "Speaking of the sour science old John (4F) Kelly got himself down to a natty 205 and brought his lovely bride out the Finca. I hadn't had a glove on for six eight months. I was so pitiful." He describes the bout at length and the refers to a plan that Kelly will come again the next day at 11 and Hemingway came up with strategies to beat him, fair or unfair. He tells how he drinks as he waits for Kelly to arrive but he never arrives. He recounts that he put "a little scotch in my tea" and considers that he might "try to fall on him and break his bad leg." His story, he hopes, gets a laugh out of his friend. "I hope you get a laugh. I had one and so did Winston. Mary's only reaction was 'What did you let. Kelly cut your mouth for in the first place?' She was right." He sends his love to Georgette, referring to George Brown's lover and longtime companion, Georgette Cohan, the daughter of George M. Cohan. And he ends by asking what his correspondent thinks of the film version of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" which came out in 1943, the year of this letter. Hemingway signs twice, "Ernesto, " and in full, "Ernest Hemingway." The boxing story Hemingway relates adds importance to the letter, Good reference to his book, "For Whom The Bell Tolls" published in 1940.

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        The New Testament in the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures, Signed By J.R.R. Tolkien

      Covent Garden & Glasgow: Sands & Co Ltd, 1947. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall. The New Testament in the Westminster Version of the Sacred Scriptures, published by Sands & Company Ltd in 1947. This copy of the New Testament was previously owned by J.R.R. Tolkien. In the text block are numerous notes and bibliographical amendments by the noted author. In some cases Professor Tolkien even corrects errors in the Bible&#39;s footnotes (who else would do this, other than J.R.R. Tolkien!). There are numerous instances of burned spots from tobacco ash falling on the pages. The front free endpaper has a wonderful example of his signature, characterized by the three dots and underlying &#39;swoosh&#39; he has become famous for. The handwritten script in the notes can be compared favorably to known handwritten Lord of the Rings script pages archived at Marquette University, and reprinted in pages of the History of Middle Earth. A letter of provenance is included from a member of the family that previously owned this Bible, stating, "This New Testament was handed down to me from my parents who had known the Tolkiens (in Bournemouth) since the sixties. They had often talked fondly about the time spent with them and used to say how they were very happy people who enjoyed the simple things in life like hearty conversation amongst friends. All the amendments within its pages are totally genuine as well as the tobacco as both my parents never smoked." A very significant and personal item, originally published a few years after The Hobbit, and a few years before The Lord of the Rings. Much has been written about Tolkien&#39;s personal faith which was so subtly and skillfully infused into the moral fabric of Middle Earth, and which he drew upon to convince fellow author C.S. Lewis that the Gospels truly represented "the greatest story ever told". The notes and emendations in this New Testament display a knowledge and fluency with scripture which is on par with his stunning literary and linguist skills. A marvelous and unique Christian association copy for the discriminating Tolkien Collector. A custom leather clamshell case is being prepared to house and protect this highly sought after J.R.R. Tolkien Signed New Testament. Digital photo&#39;s available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / No Jacket.

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

      Palo Alto : Annual Reviews 1947 - Zustand: Gut bis Sehr Gut min. gebräunt (Innen); Bibliotheksex. mit Klebestreifenrest; Besitzerstempel (Innen); 2-3 Besitzerstempel auf Schnitt; Einband Außen hat geringe Gebrauchsspuren; Bei angemessenen Preis ist auch der Verkauf von Einzelbänden denkbar; ca. 36000 HC/Gebunden ohne Schutzumschlag 60000

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        Typed Letter Signed, 2 pages on his personal 4to "Finca Vigia San Francisco de Paula Cuba" imprinted letterhead, Cuba, [June 15, 1943]; undated, but with "June 15" docketed in another hand and based on information in the letter, appears to have been written in 1943. Signed "Ernesto Hemingway

      To George [Brown], Hemingway's longtime friend, boxing coach, sparring partner, and trainer who was also a tennis partner and friend to Hemingway's wife, Martha, Hemingway writes relaying family news along with news of mutual friends and telling a story of a boxing match gone awry with John Kelly. Hemingway, an avid fan of boxing who prided himself on his skill at it, tells a humorous story about a boxing match gone awry. Hemingway refers to his children Jack (Bumby), Patrick (Mousie) and Gregory (Gigi), his wife Marty (Martha Gellhorn), and friends including Winston (Winston Guest, husband of C.Z. Guest; Hemingway was best man at the wedding of Winston and C.Z. Guest which took place at Finca Vigia in 1947). The story of John Kelly is about John "Shipwreck" Kelly, the All-American halfback football player who later played for the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. Kelly was a friend of Hemingway's who went on an African safari with him and apparently visited him in Cuba. The letter begins with family news. "Mary is almost finished on a novel she is writing... Bumby went into the army... Mousie did good at school... Gigi same... Mousie never got to like that... school... decided by himself last year that he didn't believe in God...." He then talks about mutual friends. "Don Andrews is fine and sends his best... Jai-alai players are fine and two of them Paxchy and Fernando are with me now on this trip... Also Winston sends his best too...." Hemingway then describes the fishing trip he is on, "an island in the ocean where the trade wind blows day and night... iguanas six feet long... flamingoes... by the thousands... the ocean is full of the biggest kind of fish...." The then tells the story of putting on his boxing gloves. "Speaking of the sour science old John (4F) Kelly got himself down to a natty 205 and brought his lovely bride out the Finca... I hadn't had a glove on for six eight months... I was so pitiful...." He describes the bout at length and the refers to a plan that Kelly will come again the next day at 11 and Hemingway came up with strategies to beat him, fair or unfair. He tells how he drinks as he waits for Kelly to arrive but he never arrives. He recounts that he put "a little scotch in my tea" and considers that he might "try to fall on him and break his bad leg." His story, he hopes, gets a laugh out of his friend. "I hope you get a laugh... I had one and so did Winston. Mary's only reaction was 'What did you let... Kelly cut your mouth for in the first place?' She was right." He sends his love to Georgette, referring to George Brown's lover and longtime companion, Georgette Cohan, the daughter of George M. Cohan. And he ends by asking what his correspondent thinks of the film version of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" which came out in 1943, the year of this letter. Hemingway signs twice, "Ernesto, " and in full, "Ernest Hemingway."The boxing story Hemingway relates adds importance to the letter, Good reference to his book, "For Whom The Bell Tolls" published in 1940.

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        Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young Girl) - True First Edition

      Amsterdam: Contact, (1947). First Edition, First Printing. True First Edition, as later printings would be stated on the title page. 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.

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        Dark Carnival

      Arkham House 1947 - Arkham House, Sauk City, Wisconsin, 1947. Bradbury's first published book. 3,112 copies were printed by Arkham House. A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket with slight wear at the top and bottom of the spine. Signed by Bradbury on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Begegnung mit Adolf Dietrich.

      . Amriswil, Bodensee-Verlag, 1947. 22,3 : 18,1 cm. 32,(2) S. Mit 8 (1 ganzseit.) Illustr., 1 Tafel u. 1 lose beiliegende Orig.-Lithographie von A.Dietrich. Orig.-Umschlag.. In 550 numerierten und vom Künstler im Druckvermerk in Tinte signierten Exemplaren erschienen. Mit einer in Bleistift signierten Lithographie des Scherbenhofes in Weinfelden (Aussenansicht, es wurden verschiedene Lithographien des Scherbenhofs beigegeben). Einmalige Ausgabe zum 70. Geburtstag des Künstlers in der Offizin H.Tschudy, St.Gallen gedruckt. - Sehr schönes Exemplar der seltenen und gesuchten Publikation. - Ammann/Vögele, Adolf Dietrich, Oeuvrekatalog der Ölbilder und Aquarelle, S. 20.

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        Nelson

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,, 1947. Octavo (235 × 148 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere for Asprey&#39;s of London in near-contemporary dark blue crushed morocco, raised bands to spine, titles to spine gilt, ship devices and abstract wave frame to compartments, boards, and turn-ins, all gilt, with inset hand-painted miniature portrait of Nelson to front board, gilt edges, and pale cream watered silk liners. Housed in a light blue cloth slipcase. Frontispiece and 12 black-and-white plates, 6 maps, and one genealogical folding chart. A fine copy. First edition of Carola Oman&#39;s (1897&#150;1978) key work. Her prize-winning biography of Nelson "still stands as the benchmark against which modern biographies of Nelson may be judged" (ODNB), and she had access to previously unpublished primary sources, including the collection of Lady Nelson&#39;s papers assembled by Lady Llangattock, founder of the Nelson Museum in Monmouth. "Although Oman was criticized for being insufficiently selective in her choice of material, and for her reluctance to make judgements, she was also widely praised for discarding prevalent myths, and for presenting Nelson in the round, through a stylish, accessible narrative.

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        Foundations of Economic Analysis

      Harvard University Press, 1947-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1947. First Edition, First Printing with no subsequent printings listed on the copyright page. In original dust jacket with price of $7.50 intact. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Previous owner name on front free end paper, light offsetting to gutters at paste downs. Page corners very lightly bumped at front. Light offsetting to a page from an old news clipping once laid in. Cloth shows very light wear at corners, and a faint scratch to front board. The dust jacket shows sunning to the spine and rear panel, with a few nicks to head and foot, faint scuffing to rear panel. In general, the dust jacket and book are in very nice shape. A lovely copy, rare in dust jacket.

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        ORIGINAL PEN AND INK ARTWORK FROM "THE LONG FLIGHT". Signed.

      London, Country Life Ltd, 1947.Image size 165 x 133 mm, 6½ x 5 inches, dramatic picture of glider in trouble in hail and snow after the cockpit has been torn off by the wind, caption in the book: "There was a sounds of spl / kintering wood ....." . Story of a failed attempt to break a record, entitled The Record, pages 88 - 99 in The Long Flight, our image is on page 96. Lieutenant Commander Terence V. Horsley RN was a keen sportsman and glider pilot who flew Swordfish and other aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War. He began to write articles under the nom - de - plume of ?Stringbag? and then published a series of fascinating books on naval air power, gliding, shooting, fishing and flying. His most outstanding book, ?Soaring Flight,? was published just before the end of the War in 1944 and his story of the Fleet Air Arm, ?Find Fix and Strike" followed in 1945. He published his first purely fishing book, ?Salmon and Trout Fishing?, in 1946, followed by Sporting Pageant: a Gun, a Rifle and an Aeroplane in 1947. In The Long Flight, his last book, he describes the dramas and romance of long - distance travel by fish, wildfowl and aircraft. Signed by Tunnicliffe just below the image. In large cream mount. Fine condition, sold with a very good copy of the book, first edition 1947, lacking dustwrapper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Le drame tonkinois (1873-1874): deuxième étude d&#39;après des documents inédits

      [Hanoi]: Impr. d&#39;Extrême-Orient. 1947. "Small folio, pp. [3]-204, portrait, 2 maps, village plan; very good in later native half brown calf, gilt lettered direct on spine; very good. The writer The Phong&#39;s copy, signed and dated by him in 1952 on the title page and also p. [45], p. 57, . Originally published in the Bulletin de la Société des Études Indochinoises, nouvelle série, tom. 12, no. 3-4 in 1938.& & The Phong (b. 1932) started writing in Hanoi in 1952 ""in the first days of the Vietminh."" In 1953 he embarked on a career of journalism. He moved to Saigon before the fall of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 where he wrote film reviews and other material on a contractual basis. He is the author of over 40 books, among them three novels (2 written in Hanoi, and another in Saigon), and in September of 1964 he became a press officer of the Minister of Information which brought him in contact with many important people in both the literary as well as the political scene. Not found in OCLC."

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        La Merveilleuse Histoire du Cirque (3 volumes/tomes)

      France (unspecified where): Prisma, 1947. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Varied Jacket. Book. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Rare 3 volume version, of which this is numbered 212 of 500 so issued. 271, 335, 42 pp. (3rd volume not fully paginated). Profusely illustrated, with five color plates as well, and comprehensive history of all aspects of the circus, from its inception to the mid-twentieth century, taking in all the various acts and covering everywhere in Europe and the Americas. Third volume is about the Fratellini family, which was a famous family of acrobats and clowns. A thoroughly enjoyable and nostalgic treatment of the subject. Volumes are tight and generally clean, with only very light foxing on a few prelim and closing pages. Last two leaves of volume 2 are sticking together, not affecting main text. DJs for first two volumes, none for third. Vol 1 DJ very chipped on spine and some loss on rear. Vol 2 DJ only on front, and chipped and tears along edges.

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        The Butterfield Overland Mail, 1857-1869, Volumes 1, 2, 3; 3 Volume Set; SIGNED (American Trail Series)

      Arthur H. Clark Company 1947 - Signed by both authors on the FFEP of volume 1; 3 volume set, red hardcovers w/gilt top page ends; very light shelfwear, many page fore-edges are uncut (manufacturing error), rear cover of volume 1 has very slight curl, volume 2 has very tiny blue pen mark to FFEP and scratch to bottom page ends, small bubble to cloth on spine, volume 3 (the atlas) has some bubbling to front and rear pastedowns causing light wrinkling to first and last few pages; illustrated; volume 1 has Plate #1, volume 3 has Plates #2-77 and 3 fold-out maps; pictures available upon request; Signed by All Authors [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photography from the V-2 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 160 kilometers

      Washington DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 1947. <p>The First Published Photographs of the Earth Taken from Space </p><p>Bergstralh, T. A. Photography from the V-2 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 160 kilometers. N. R. L. report no. R-3083. [ii]-vi, 25pp., 12 original photographic prints included in pagination. 1 sheet of printed Library of Congress catalogue cards laid in. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, April 1947. 265 x 204 mm. Original printed wrappers, cloth backstrip, small marginal tear in front cover; boxed. Fine copy, one of only 47 produced. </p><p>First Edition of the first published photographs of the Earth from space&#151;the first photographs to show the earth&#146;s curvature Extremely rare&#151;the distribution list on p. iii of Bergstralh&#146;s report indicates that only 47 copies were prepared for various military, academic and private research institutions. </p><p>The photographs, which show a large portion of the American southwest, were taken from cameras mounted on a V-2 rocket launched from the proving ground at White Sands, New Mexico. The rocket, which bore the number 21 but was the 20th V-2 launched at White Sands after number 1 misfired, was one of over 60 V-2 rockets captured from the Germans at the end of World War II in 1945. At that time the German rocketry program was at least 20 years ahead of any other such program in the developed world. As part of Project Paperclip, the United States government brought both the captured V-2s and over 100 German rocketry experts (headed by Wernher von Braun) to America, where they began what is now the U. S. space program. In 1946 the Upper Atmosphere Research Panel (also known as the V-2 panel) was formed to oversee a program of high-altitude experiments conducted using the V-2 rockets. On October 24, 1946 the research team was able to obtain photographs of the Earth taken from 65 miles above the surface; however, these photographs were not published until 1950 (see Newell, High Altitude Rocket Research p. 288). </p><p>The present report announces that photographs were taken from more than 100 miles above the earth. &#147;On 7 March 1947 the twentieth V-2 to be launched in America took to the air from the Army Ordnance Proving Ground at White Sands, New Mexico. As on several of the previous flights, an attempt was made to obtain photographs of the features of interest on the rocket and, of course, of the earth. In this attempt the effort met with considerable success. Included among the group of pictures obtained are the first ever to be taken from altitudes greater than 160 kilometers (100 miles). The quality of the photographs is fairly good. For the first time, in pictures taken at such high altitudes, it is possible to recognize clearly many geographical features. In addition a large number and variety of cloud formations were recorded by the cameras and other information of meteorological value&#148; (p. 1). </p><p>Photographs 11 and 12 are especially notable. Number 11 includes an overlay showing landmarks in New Mexico, Arizona and the Gulf of California. The caption to number 12 states that &#147;this picture covers approximately 500,000 square miles of southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The photographs [making up the composite] do not match exactly due to the varying camera angles.&#148; Newell, High Altitude Rocket Research (1953), pp. 284-288. Krause, &#147;High altitude research with V-2 rockets,&#148; Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 91 (1947): 430-446. Reichhart, &#147;The first photo from space,&#148; Air & Space Magazine, Smithsonian Institution, 1 Nov. 2006 (web). </p>

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        Vingt poèmes ornés de 20 compositions de Valerius de Saedeleer, gravées a l'eau forte par Roger Hebbelinck.

      Bruxelles, Aux Editions Latines, 1947. Relié, cuire rouge orné en or avec étui, 115pp., 33x26cm., belle exemplaire. Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires numérotés, un des 180 ex. sur Arches.N°118 de 180 exemplaire sur Arches, numérotés. Notre exemplaire est luxueusement relié par Beenkens-Bruxelles, un vraiment pièce d'art!

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        Goya, la tauromaquia. Edicion facsimil -

      Omega 1947 -, Barcelona - 1 volume A l'italienne Para la presente edicion facsimil de quinientos ejemplares numerados, del 1 al 500, realizada en fototipia sobre papel de hilo guarro, hemos utilizado un ejemplar de la segunda edicion para les treinta y tres primeras laminas. Las siete restantes, de la A a la G, han sido reproducidas de un ejemplar de la tercera edicion. Ejemplar n°77.Portfolio demi-percaline marron à coins, illustré. Fermé par un ruban. Bien complet des 40 planches de dessins. Très bel exemplaire. Une rareté.

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        THE JUNKS AND SAMPANS OF THE YANGTZE. A Study in Chinese Nautical Research. China. The Maritime Customs. III. Miscellaneous Series: No. 53 and 54. Two Volumes. Volume I: Introduction; and Craft of the Estuary and Shanghai Area. Volume II: The Craft of the Lower and Middle Yangtze and Tributaries. [With prospectus for Volume I laid-in]

      Shanghai: Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, 1947. Shanghai:: Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs,, 1947. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED, INSCRIBED, AND DATED BY G. R. G. WORCESTER AND WITH AUTHOR&#39;S CHOP IN VOLUME I. TWO VOLUMES. Complete Set. Dated 1947-1948. Two Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printings in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering spines and covers. Minimal cover edge wear, toning endpapers and page edges. 4tos. xxviii, 245 pp. xv, pp. 247-506. Prospectus for Volume I laid-in. In the last 20 years we have seen only one other volume of this series signed by Worcester. We have never seen a prospectus for any of the volumes in this series. Rare thus. A centerpiece of a Chinese Ship and/or Maritime Customs Collection.

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        Brave New World

      London & Paris: The Albatross, 1947. London & Paris: The Albatross,, 1947. Octavo. Original card wrappers printed in orange, black and white. With the dust jacket. Wrappers lightly rubbed at extremities but overall very bright, edges of contents faintly toned, one inner hinge cracked but still holding firm. An excellent copy in a slightly chipped and rubbed jacket with a few short splits. Second Albatross Press edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author: "Pour Jean Thierry-[Mieg ?] de Aldous Huxley qui demande pardon d&#39;avoir si mal écrit son nom, 1948". The Albatross Modern Continental Library Volume 47. Brave New World was originally published in 1932.

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        André Gide lisant *

      Lacourière, Paris 1947. - Eau-forte originale 11 x 15, signée, légendée et justifiée d'essai à l'encre noire sur japon nacré 27 x 42, tirée à quelques rares épreuves. Beau portrait, nerveux et peu courant, reproduit mécaniquement en frontispice dans l'ouvrage "Poétique" publié chez Ides et Calendes la même années; nous disposons de l'un des 85 exemplaires sur Marais, deuxième papier. De la collection de Pierre Cailler.[Lioré & Cailler 1118]

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        Sobranie sochinenii v chetyrekh tomakh [Collected works in four volumes]. Edited and with a preface by Viacheslav Zavalishin. A complete set of the edition prepared by Russian Displaced Persons in post-war Germany

      Regensburg, 1947-48. Regensburg, 1947-48. 12mos (ca. 14.5 x 10 cm). Original side-stitched pictorial and printed wrappers; 159, [1]; 138, [1]; 108; and 88 pp. Wrappers lightly worn and creased; text evenly toned due to paper stock and with occasional nicks to margins; vol. 4 lacking original wrappers. Famous edition of collected verse by Acmeist poet Nikolai Gumilev (1886-1921), the first edition of his collected poems to appear anywhere after the poet?s death (two or three individual collections of Gumilev?s poetry, such as "Chuzhoe nebo," were published by the Shanghai-based publisher Drakon in 1940-41). Remarkably, this four-volume edition was published by Russian Displaced Persons (DP) in post-war Germany, despite extreme hardships, a lack of material resources, and military censorship rules. Such books, featuring original works, political manifestos, and reprints of Russian classics, were printed in very small print runs and on highly brittle paper. Furthermore, original Russian editions of Gumilev?s works were difficult to locate in post-war Germany, complicating the publishing endeavor from a textological point of view. An undertaking as difficult as this testifies to the tenacity of the Russian DPs, their immense love for their native culture, and unabated interest in Gumilev himself, who was executed by the Bolsheviks in 1921 and later became a figurehead of the many thousands of exiled Russians. A key figure of Russian Silver Age culture, Gumilev traveled widely and was fascinated with Africa and Asia. His name became synonymous with travel, foreign adventure, and a heroic, defiant stance endearing him to the Russian emigre readership. As the editor, Viacheslav Zavalishin, writes in the preface: "Nikolai Gumilev entered the history of Russian literature as the standard-bearer of heroic poetry. [...] Gumilev is a romantic, but his romanticism is of a special kind that contains all the passion of the world, which reveals itself in heroic feats and spells of intense rage..." Zavalishin, an editor and publisher throughout the DP period (1945-51) had escaped from German capture, was arrested by the Gestapo and survived imprisonment in a German concentration camp to become an important publisher and literary critic who later settled in the United States. Contents: Volume one ? "Zhemchuga" ("Pearls") and "Shater" ("The tent"); volume two ? "Chuzhoe nebo" ("Foreign sky") and "Kolchan" ("The Quiver"); volume three ? "Koster" ("Bonfire") and the play "Gondla"; volume four ? "K sinei zvezde" ("To the Blue Star") and "Ognennyi stolp" ("Pillar of Fire"). The wrappers of volumes one and two are illustrated with a portrait of Gumilev by DP artists Simechkevius and Drazhevskoi. Volume two features a printed censorship mark: "Permitted by HQ EUCOM, Civil Affairs Division, APO 757." Overall, this remains one of the most remarkable publications within the unique phenomenon of Russian Displaced Persons? printers and publishers. Complete sets are scarce (the third volume, here in particularly good condition, is the rarest of the four). Bazanov 134-137.

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        TIERRA SIN NOSOTROS. 1ª edición.

      - Santander. Proel. Tip. Hogar Provincial. 1947. 1ª edic. del primer libro de poesía de Hierro. Edic. de 500 ejem. 24x17 cm. 112 págs. 3 h. 1 dibujo a color de un marinero y su barca y dedicatoria, firma y fecha autógrafa de José Hierro, 2ª Dedicatoria del año 1949 y firma anterior propietario. Ejemplar quemado los bordes inferiores de las cubiertas y ahumado el canto derecho en la parte inferior sin afectar al texto por tener grandes márgenes. Rarísima 1ª edic. y mas con un dibujo del autor, del primer libro de poesía de José Hierro después de salir de la cárcel. # poesía. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PORTRAIT OF JENNIE

      Culver City: Selznick International Studio, 1947.. Culver City: Selznick International Studio, 1947.. Four items, as described below. Quarto and large quarto. Mimeographed typescripts, printed on rectos only, two items bradbound in studio stencil- printed wrappers, three items stapled, as issued. One wrapper detached from top brad, otherwise fine. A group of items relating to the 1948 Selznick film adaptation of Nathan&#39;s 1940 novel, directed by William Dieterle, starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotton, Lillian Gish, Ethel Barrymore, Henry Hull, et al. Final credits for the screenplay included Leonardo Bercovici (adaptation), Paul Osborn, and Peter Berneis, with uncredited contributions by Selznick and Ben Hecht. Present here are: a draft of the screenplay attributed to solely to Berneis, [1],152 leaves, dated 24 January 1947 (denoted "Final Shooting Script"); a draft of the screenplay credited solely to Osborn, [1],120 leaves, dated 16 June 1947 (rerun 24 June 1947); a 2pp. synopsis from the Director of Publicity (undated, two copies); and finally, a Combined 16mm Continuity script of much later vintage, dated 16 May 1961 and a Dialogue Cutting Continuity for the trailer (5 leaves, 11 Jan. 1949). A cursory comparison of the two drafts of the screenplay reveals substantial differences, even apart from the considerable variation in length.

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        ANTOLOGIA LIRICA L'ENCIS DE NADAL

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Edicion Especial. Barcelona. Editora M Montserrat Borrat. Tallers Estel. 1947. 215Pag. 33x26. Tela. Tirada amb paper especial de la "Casa Guarro" i numerats(l'Obra oferida no es numerada, curiositat).Dibuixos de Opisso, acolorits a ma.Primera edicio. Bon exemplar. Ref 6.7 Biblioteca A.

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        Document Signed in Russian

      Soviet Union, 1947. Soviet Union, 1947. unbound. 2 pages, 11.5 x 8 inches, Chief of Ukrainian Council of Ministries, Central Committee of the Communist Party, November 23, 1947, in Russian (translated), encompassing a letter to be prepared for Teletype to the Heads of Ukrainian Communist Party Ministers, written during the Ukrainian food famine -- the crisis which brought Khrushchev to the forefront of Soviet politics, in full: "It is ascertained that governmental resolutions about expansion of the commercial bread selling network in your oblast is not fulfilled. There were opened 212 stores instead of the planned 277; the Co-operative Society opened 9 shops instead of 36; and the village opened 102 instead of the planned 150. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine orders you to immediately fulfill the plans for the opening of additional outlets, repairing active stores and clearing premises for the creation of new ones...and to ensure the completion of these tasks by Dec. 5, 1947 in every city and in every region. Present your report on how these indications are to be fulfilled on November 28, 1947." Additionally signed by Damien Korotchenko (1894-1969), a Ukrainian and Soviet politician who twice served as the head of government of Ukrainian SSR (equivalent of Prime Minister). File holes in the left margin (far from text and signatures) and a closed tear in the top margin of page one. Very good(-) condition. First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953-1964 and Premier from 1958-1964.

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