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        Jeunesse noire [Black Boy]

      Paris: Gallimard. (1947). First. First French edition. Translated by Marcel Duhamel in collaboration with Andre R. Picard. Wrappers in tissue dustwrapper. Pages browned, a small chip on the last leaf affecting no text, else near fine. A novel which became the bestselling book by an African-American up until that time. This copy Inscribed by Richard Wright to French Nobel Prize-winning author Jean-Paul Sartre: "For Jean-Paul With all my best, As ever, Dick." Additionally signed by the translator Marcel Duhamel. Wright was keenly interested in Existentialist writing and it had a great influence on his own work. His association with Sartre, in particular, was a more intimate one -- the two authors became close friends and Wright's journals speak often of his high personal regard for the French author. Similarly, Sartre spoke of Wright as one of the greatest living American writers, without regard for race, and on several occasions enlisted Wright's aid in political causes. A magnificent association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        PALINODIA DE LOS TURCOS. Reproducción facsimilar de la rarísima de Orense 1547. Introducción Bibliográfica de Antonio Rodríguez -Moñino.

      - [Libro intitulado Palinodia, de la nephanda y fiera nación de los Turcos, y de su engañoso arte y cruel modo de guerrear: y de los imperios, reynos, y provincias que han subjetado, y posseen co inquieta ferocidad.] [S. l., pero Badajoz]: Diputación Provincial (Serv. Culturales), 1947, 26x35, 6 págs., 2 hojas de introducción bibliográfica + [11 hojas], LXII folios del facsimil, impresos por ambas caras. Magnífica impresión en letra gótica sobre excelente papel de hilo verjurado de la Casa Guarro con todas sus barbas. Edición de 200 ejemplares numerados (nº 169). Facsímil de alta estima y muy escaso. (52129).

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        EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. [Lawrence Northcote Upjohn's Copy]

      The Viking Press, New York 1947 - [Einstein] Hecht, Selig. EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Early 'Post War', Einstein Association Copy of Selig Hecht's EXPLAINING THE ATOM presented by Dr. Einstein. to Lawrence Northcote Upjohn, President of The Upjohn Pill And Granule Company. 8vo., 205pp. Publisher's blind embossed light blue cloth, faded at the spine. A very good copy. L.N. Upjohn received Selig Hecht's book "Explaining the Atom" on 5-5-47. At that time, he signed his name along with that date on the inside cover. The dustwrapper was removed & tipped in sections to the verso of the ffe & half title as well as the rfe & final pastedown. Just four months later, Selig Hecht's obituary dated 9-19-47 was also pasted to the verso of the first half-title along with his photo on the title page. Upjohn's reference notes about Atomic particles & the Atom dated June '48 & July 59 reflects his more than just passing interest. The Einstein presentation Signed Letter is neatly tipped to the second half-title page; 1 page [mimeographed] on the letterhead of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, dated April 29, 1947. The letterhead lists Albert Einstein as Chairman & Selig Hecht as Hon. Vice-Chairman of the Committee along with Linus Pauling, Philip Morse & other scientists as officials*. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Upjohn, / I am glad to have the opportunity to send you the enclosed book, Explaining the Atom, by Selig Hecht, honorary vice-chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Dr. Hecht has succeeded in giving, clearly and simply, and authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have led to our present knowledge of nuclear fission. I believe also that from this book the discerning reader can gain the information necessary to form an independent opinion of the practical problems of atomic energy confronting the world today. Remembering your concern for these problems, and your interest in the work of our committee, I hope that you may also share my admiration and respect for this distinguished book. / With kind regards, Faithfully yours, A. Einstein" Signed by Einstein in black ink. Custom medium blue slipcase with three darker blue gilt-lettered spine labels, custom stiff blue cloth chemise. - L.N. Upjohn (Lawrence Northcote Upjohn) the nephew of William Erastus Upjohn, the founder of the Upjohn Pill and Granule Company. In 1904, Lawrence Northcote, joined the firm at the age of 31, beginning as association as an employee that would last almost half a century. In May of 1930, L.N. Upjohn was named president a position he held until 1953. *Background: In May, 1946, Albert Einstein, R.F. Bacher, Hans A. Bethe, Edward U. Condon, Thorfin R. Hogness, Leo Szilard, Harold C. Urey, & V.F. Weisskopf joined together to form the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. These scientists in turn were later joined by Selig Hecht, Harrison Brown, and H.J. Mueller. The object of the Committee as stated in their by-laws was to encourage and further the peaceful uses of atomic energy. To attain this objective the "Committee was to solicit private contributions in support of the work of the National Committee for Atomic Information." On August 6, 1946 the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientist s was incorporated in Princeton, New Jersey in order "that the contributions it received might be devoted to other groups interested in the field of atomic information & education as well as the NCAI." Included among these groups were the Association of Scientists for Atomic Education, the Federation of American Scientists, & the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The ECOAS while supporting these various groups of scientists' organization whose ends were the education of the public & the United States' government in the potential uses & misuses of atomic energy, also carried on extensive educational programs. These programs had as their objective in addition to the raising of funds the [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Chronik der Familie des Besitzers der Gastwirtschaft "Gerichtskretscham" in Schollwitz, Kreis Bolkenhain, Bezirk Liegnitz und weiterer benachbarter Familien von 1881 - 1947

      Ohne Ort, ohne Verlag, ca 1947. Ganzleinen, 8°, 593 S., Beschreibung des ländlichen Lebens im Raum Schweidnitz, Waldenburg in Niederschlesien, Die Chronik wurde rückblickend vom Sohn des Gastwirtes von Weihnachten 1881 bis 27.1.1933 bzw. 22.4.1933. Ab 11.05.1947 gibt es aktuelle Nachträge. Das Buch ist handschriftlich in gut lesbarer Sütterlinschrift, teilweise mit mundartlichen Ausdrücken, geschrieben. Stempel auf dem Vorsatzblatt, sonst guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Zinnober (Einzelunternehmen)]
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        A grouping of six titles on Ozark folk tales, each signed and with presentation inscriptions by the author to Irene and Jack Carlisle

      1947-1976 1947 - The included titles are: Ozark Superstitions (1947), The Devils Pretty Daughter and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1955), The Talking Turtle and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1957), Sticks in the Knapsack and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1958), Hot Springs and Hell and other Folk Jests and Anecdotes from the Ozarks (1965) and Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales (1976). Books signed by this author are uncommon. Taken together, they provide a window into the author's longtime relationship with the Carlisles. Detailed descriptions of each title are available upon request. ; 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"; Signed by Author; The first title is without jacket and has a bit more wear than the others. The remaining titles have jackets with some edgewear including small losses. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Langer, Bookseller [IOBA]]
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        Ciné -Club Collection 1947-1949, 16 Numéros.

      Organe De La Fédération Française De Ciné-Clubs, Paris, France 1947 - Reliure de 16 números du journal Ciné -club, , les 2 premières années complètes (collection complète?), chaque journal 8 pages. dernier numéro dernière 2éme. année Spécial nº8-9 avec 12 pages, (erreur de reliure , la page 9-10 est relíée, entre la 4 et la 5), parfait état, la reliure permet de lire facilement les exemplaires. Articles de Georges Sadoul, Henri fescourt, Jim Gerald, Caude Autant-Lara, René Jeanne, Jean Painlevé, Jean-louis BarraultMaurice Bessi, Jean Mitry, et beaucoup d'autres thériciens et critiques ddu film, numéros spécaiux, monographiques consacrés au: Le Réalisme Français (n.3, 1947), Charlot (n.4,1948), Eisenstein (n.5-1948), Jean Renoir (n.6-1948), Orson Welles (n.7-1948), Avant-Garde Française et documentaire Anglais (n.9-1948), De Dada au Surréalisme (n.1- 1948), D.W.Griffith (n.3-1948), Jacques et Pierre Prévert (n.4-1948) , Jean Vigo (n.5-1948) , Eric Von Stroheim 8n.7-1949), Comédie Américaine (n.8-9,1949) 29 x 44 Cms. 132 Pp [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Rayo Rojo]
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        Johann Sebastian Bach's Werke: complete set of 46 volumes, in 47 books

      J. W. Edwards Music Reprints, Ann Arbor 1947 - Bach's complete works. 1947 reprint edition. The complete set of 46 volumes in 47 books (vol. 5 is in two books). Hardcover, large 4to. (11x14"), brick red buckram with title on spine. Mild ex-library notations to each volume: Bookplate on front pastedowns; blindstamp on title page; small pencil notes on copyright page. Text and covers are free of lib. markings. Covers show light rubbing. Varying degrees of sunning and wear to spines. Other than the minor library defect, no copy is worse than Good, and most are VG to VG+. Sound spines. Each book is around 200-300 pages, with musical scores comprising the majority of the contents; each book has introductory material, including table of contents, in original German. 46 volume set in 47 books. An extremely large and heavy set. Shipping rates for Domestic and International orders will be calculated at point of sale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Two Typed Letters, signed ("Bruno") to designer Irv Koons, regarding the proposed publication by Random House of Munari's L'UOMO DEL CAMION, with related materials

      New York, Milan, december 9, 1947 - june 1, 1948. 8vo (11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.). Two Typed Letters, signed ("Bruno") to designer Irv Koons; two Typed Letters (one signed) from Arnoldo Mondadori Editore to Koons; paper sample to be used by Mondadori in printing of American edition of L'UOMO. Light creasing, one letter docketed "Munari" in Koons hand; near fine . Revealing correspondence between Bruno Munari (1907-1998) and Irv Koons (1922-) and between Koons and A. Mondadori Editore about the possibility of Random House (who Koons worked for at the time) publishing Munari's L'uomo del camion (1945), the second installment of his "I libri Munari' series of seven illustrated children's books. For reasons unknown, the deal fell through and it was not until 1968 that World Publishing began releasing the first American editions of Munari's now classic children's books. Munari wrote his children's book series "I libri Munari" when employed by the publisher A. Mondadori Editore. No longer with the firm (who maintained the books' copyrights) when these letters were written, he would receive half the royalties of an American edition. Munari makes it clear that he wants to be involved in the process (he had a bad experience with the French edition) but trusts Koons and respects his editorial and artistic tastes: "It is perfectly all right with me, if you are to do over the pictures: I have not seen any of your work, but when we met here we got along fine and we seemed to have the same ideas." In his next letter, Munari praises Koons work, which he has now had a chance to see. Munari's warmth and humor is apparent in these letters (translated from the Italian and typed by his cousin Maria), as when he laments that a planned exhibit of his work in New York was cancelled: "I am sorry to say the showing of my work in New York did not take place, because, during the voyage, damp sea air spoiled the balance of my wooden 'useless machines' and at the customs they completed the good work by opening the boxes and pulling out things pell mell and almost everything was ruined. Some of them which escaped 'ship wrecking' are hung in the office of Mr. Romeo Toninelli, who gave a party to show them." Included with these letters are two typed letters from A. Mondadori Editore to Koons giving estimated printing costs, suggested royalty arrangements, and a sample of the paper to be used. With their flip-books, cut-outs, and colorful illustrations, the seven "I libri Munari" are some of the most innovative and pleasing 20th-century children's books

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        BOUBOUROCHE. UN CLIENT SERIEUX. LES FEMMES D AMIS. MESSIEURS LES RONDS DE CUIR. LES LINOTTES. AH JEUNESSE. LA PHILOSOPHIE. LE TRAIN DE 8 H 47. LES GAIETE DE L ESCADRON. LA VIE DE MENAGE.

      Nouvelle Librairie de France & Librairie Grund,, Paris, 1947 - 1 des 500 exemplaires sur papier velin. 10 vol., 346 pp. + 331 pp. + 311 pp. + 211 pp. + 325 pp. + 245 pp. + 269 pp. + 311 pp. + 361 pp. + 296 pp. in-4, Relies demi-maroquin a coins, dos a nerfs mosaiques du nom de l auteur (1 lettre par volume; titre au bas de chaque ouvrage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha

      - Literatura española. Novela. Siglo XVI. (821.134.2-3) Atlas. Madrid. 1947 21 cm. 10 v. Encuadernación en tapa dura PLENA PIEL estampada con nervios y tejuelos. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de 1547-1616. Don Quijote de la Mancha. De Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Nueva edición crítica con el comento refundido y mejorado y más de mil notas nuevas, dispuestas por Francisco Rodríguez Marín. [Aldus]. Grab. intercal. Patronato del IV Centenario de Cervantes. Rodríguez Marín, Francisco. 1855-1943. GA31 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        Building Plans and Elevation for Structure on South Side of Harrison 71' 6" East of 1st, San Francisco. Current address: One Rincon Hill.San Francisco's most recognized high-rise.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1947. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 20" x 30". 6 sheets. Job #220. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        I, the Jury

      Dutton 1947 - First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by Spillane on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in colors with slight wear to the top spine. This original first issue dustjacket has the $2.50 price present on front flap. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and the the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean and the book appears to be unread. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this true first edition in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Spillane First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        I,THE JURY

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1947 - First edition ( so stated on the copyright page with no subsequent printings mentioned) of the author's first book. A NEAR FINE book (some browning to endpapers and some foxing to same; text bright and crisp) in BRIGHT NEAR FINE jacket ( a few short closed tears, minor wear at spine ends and corners). Price intact ($2.50) ; lettering on spine and front panel bright white and unfaded red ! The book that took" hard-boiled " to the next level and introduced Mike Hammer to the world ! LAID IN is an INSCRIBED card, SIGNED by the author ! Not often encountered in such nice condition. True first edition of both book and jacket !! Free insured shipping worldwide for this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        I, the Jury (Signed Bookplate Laid in)

      Dutton, New York 1947 - A very good minus copy bound in black paper-covered boards stamped brightly in red. With bumping to all corners. Very clean and tight throughout with the exception of several gray smudges in the margins of page 69. Scattered foxing to the top edges and light foxing to the rear paste-down. In a good dustjacket which is worn, lightly edge-rubbed and has small pieces missing at all the corners and at the top and bottom of the spine. There is a small pinky fingernail-sized piece missing at the top left corner of the spine where it meets the rear panel. Small triangular piece missing in the middle of the rear panel as well. With the original price of $2.50 at the bottom of the inside front flap. Laid in is a bookplate signed "Mickey Spillane". An attractive and striking first edition in dustjacket of Spillane's first book and the First Mike Hammer mystery. Over the corpse of his best friend, Mike Hammer swore that the killer would die as Jack had--slowly, torturously, with a .45 slug in his guts. First Edition with the statement "First Edition" on the copyright page [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        I, the Jury

      New York: Dutton. 1947. First. First edition. A short tear at the crown, some modest bumps, and a little fading to the spine lettering, very good lacking the dustwrapper. Spillane's first book, the first Mike Hammer mystery, and the progenitor to a whole generation of books featuring ultra-violent detective heroes. Harry Essex wrote and directed the largely forgotten 1953 film version, the first of several films based on Spillane's works. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Big Sky (Signed First Edition)

      William Sloane, New York 1947 - First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "For Miss Margie / With sincere good wishes always / Bud Guthrie / Lexington, Ky. / April 28, 1947." Not to be confused with the signed limited edition, printed in an edition of 500 copies.Basis for the 1952 Howard Hawks film, scripted by Dudley Nichols, starring Kirk Douglas as a frontier fur trapper coming to the aid of scene-stealer Arthur Hunnicutt. Jacket art by Alan Haemer. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, faint offsetting to the endpapers, and a touch of fading to the topstain. Jacket front flap clipped, spine moderately faded, with brief chipping at the extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        MY EARLY LIFE

      Odhams Press Limited. London.,1947. First Odhams Edition. The text of the 1930 edition but the illustrations have been slightly revised, and all the maps and diagrams redrawn to achieve greater clarity. 8vo . (8.5 x 5.7 inches). Frontis and nine mono plates plus 11 maps and a facsimile of the "Dead or Alive" wanted poster offering ?25 for the capture of Churchill. Fine clean copy in a fine late twentieth century binding by Zaehnsdorf of London. Full red morocco,raised bands with gilt piping. Gilt lettering to two compartments and double rules to top and bottom of spine. Both boards with double gilt ruled border, the front board also has a gilt facsimile of Churchill's signature. Board edges double gilt ruled. Inner boards with marbled endpapers and gilt dentelles. A fine presentation.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Harder They Fall

      Random House, New York 1947 - First edition. A small, faint stain on the top edge, still fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with a bit of rubbing and a couple of small and unnecessary internal repairs. Signed by the author. A scathing indictment of the manipulation of professional boxers, no less relevant today than it was fifty years ago. Basis for the powerful Mark Robson film in which Humphrey Bogart, in his final role, plays a cynical press agent who comes to realize the extent to which prizefighters are pawns of their managers and racketeers. A very nice, signed copy. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Jeunesse noire [Black Boy]

      Paris: Gallimard. (1947). First. First French edition. Translated by Marcel Duhamel in collaboration with Andre R. Picard. Wrappers in tissue dustwrapper. Pages browned, a small chip on the last leaf affecting no text, else near fine. A novel which became the bestselling book by an African-American up until that time. This copy Inscribed by Richard Wright to French Nobel Prize-winning author Jean-Paul Sartre: "For Jean-Paul With all my best, As ever, Dick." Additionally signed by the translator Marcel Duhamel. Wright was keenly interested in Existentialist writing and it had a great influence on his own work. His association with Sartre, in particular, was a more intimate one -- the two authors became close friends and Wright's journals speak often of his high personal regard for the French author. Similarly, Sartre spoke of Wright as one of the greatest living American writers, without regard for race, and on several occasions enlisted Wright's aid in political causes. A magnificent association. .

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        L'homme & les choses.

      Seghers 1947 - - Seghers, Paris 1947, 11,5x17,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Johannot, tirage de tête. Bel exemplaire de ce texte consacré à Francis Ponge. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jours pétrifiés 1943 - 1944 Poèmes Avec Six Gravures Au Burin

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

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        Les aventures du roi Pausole

      Le Vasseur & Cie., Paris 1947 - 233 pp., In-4, en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée chemise et étui. Illustrations en couleurs in et hors-texte de Paul-Emile BECAT. Ex. n° 79 / 540, un des 75 sur vélin d'Arches à la forme, avec une gravure supplémentaire hors commerce et un état en noir avec remarques de toutes les gravures. Pâles rousseurs à l'intérieur de la chemise, ouvrage parfaitement frais. Très bon exemplaire. In-4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SILVA OF NORTH AMERICA: a description of the trees which grow naturally in North America exclusive of Mexico, by Charles Sprague Sargent . illustrated with figures and analyses drawn from nature by Charles Edward Faxon .

      New York; Peter Smith, 1947 - Reprint of the first edition published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1891-1902. 14 volumes bound in 7. Folio, 740 plates, red cloth. Contents: I. Magnoliceæ-Ilicineæ.--II. Cyrillaceæ-Sapindaceæ.--III. Anacardiaceæ-Leguminosæ.--IV. Rosaceæ-Saxifragaceæ.--V. Hamamelideæ-Sapotaceæ.--VI. Ebenaceæ-Polygonaceæ.--VII. Lauraceæ-Juglandaceæ.--VIII. Cupuliferæ (Quercus)--IX. Cupuliferæ-Salicaceæ.--X. Liliaceæ-Coniferæ.--XI. Coniferæ (Pinus)--XII. Coniferæ (Abietineæ after Pinus)--XIII. Supplement: Rhamnaceæ-Rosaceæ.--XIV. Supplement: Caricaceæ-Coniferæ. General index. A near fine copy ( each volume has had it's bookplate expertly removed). Postage extra on this heavy set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The SILVA Of NORTH AMERICA. A Description of the Trees Which Grow Naturally in North America Exclusive of Mexico. Illustrated with Figures and Analyses Drawn from Nature.

      Peter Smith,, New York: 1947 - Illustrated. Very heavy set, extra postage required. Ex-Reference library, with usual ownership markings, but little signs of use. A VG+ set. Folio. 12-1/2" x 9-1/4". Reprint, from the 1890 edition, by offset lithography. 14 volumes in 7. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Forlorn Sunset.

      London: Constable, 1947 - Octavo (182 × 117 mm). Contemporary presentation binding of burgundy morocco by Bayntun, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine faded, tips lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. Colour frontispiece, illustrations throughout. First edition, first impression, one of 25 specially bound presentation copies with a hand-written limitation and the author's signature to the front blank. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CALL ME ISHMAEL. Signed.

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1947 - Presentation Copy & First Edition of Olson's first book, a study of Melville's, Moby Dick. A very good or better copy in yellow cloth, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh dustwrapper with light overall use. 8vo. 119 pp. Beautifully Inscribed and dated by Olson on the front endpaper to his good friend and mentor, Jonathan Williams of Contact Press: "O Jonathan! To be furious is to be frightened out of ear.Olson". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Call Me Ishmael

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1947 - Publisher's yellow cloth, in original dust jacket. Jacket is chipped along the edges, but still a very nice example. Presentation copy of the first edition, inscribed: "This book, for Caroline Wurtzel, who has given me such a generous start as author, In appreciation, Charles Olsen." Olson's first book, an important contribution to the meaning of Melville's, Moby Dick, and an excellent read. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Outlines of the Geography, Life and Customs of Newfoundland-Labrador (The Eastern Part of the Labrador Peninsula) Based upon Observations Made During the Finland-Labrador Expedition in 1937, and the Tanner Labrador Expedition in 1939, and upon Information Available in the Literature and Cartography.

      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - 1947, 1st UK Edition. () Near fine. 436;1p.l.[437]-909pp. Tall octavo. Original green gilt stamped cloth. 342 illustrations and maps, both intext and full page. Memorial bookplate on front pastedown of Volume 1 and with no other markings. A most attractive set with almost no wear. A.B. 17407; O'Dea 2566. This extensive history was originally published in 1944 in Helsinki in wrappers. This first UK edition is an exact reprint. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Escritura. Numeros del 1 al 7. Ensayo - Critica - Poesia - Novela y Cuento - Musica - Artes Plasticas - Teatro - Cine - Por la Paz - Libros - Grabados e ilustraciones

      - Montevideo 1947 - Continen aproximadamente 100 paginas de texto. El numero 1, extraordinario, contiene 130 paginas y adjunta una lamina. Colaboran escritores como José Bergamín, Guillermo de Torre, Alberto Zum Felde, Rafael Dieste, Rafael Alberti, Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Oliverio Girondo, etc. Ilustrados con grabados dentro de texto y reproducciones de fotogramas de películas montados sobre las páginas. Con manchitas de oxido. Algo fatigados. 26x18,5 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
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        NELSON

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1947 - With Full Page Family Inscription - Hand-Written By Cousin Of Lord Horatio Nelson: Begins: I am fifth cousin to Lord Nelson. The Rev'd Edmund Nelson, Rector of Burnham, Thorpe, Norfolk, married Miss. Catherine Suckling, whose sister married a Mr Barker. Their daughter, Miss Barker, married Mr Smith and she 'worked the apron, now in my possession "pro tem". She was my Great, Great Grandmother. - It explains the ancestry of Lord Horatio Nelson further on in the paragraph and interestingly it says: Nelson's Mother died when he was 9 years old, at the age of 42, after having 11 children in 17 years. Captain Maurice Suckling, his Mother's Uncle, gave Nelson his first chance to go to sea on his ship [the Raisonnable] when he was 12 years and 3 months old. [1771]. - The apron is to be handed down in our family as an heirloom and I trust Charles Anthony Patrick, my Dear Nephew to do so. Hand-Signed:- Dorothy Patrick. 1 :3 : 71. - End of handwritten piece. My Notes: I have researched 'working the apron' but I can't seem to find any sort of reference to this phrase. If anyone knows what it means I will put the information in this description. - I have researched the ship referred to in the piece of writing: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia states: THE RAISONNABLE: was a 64-gun ship of the line of the Royal Navy, named after the ship of the same name captured from the French in 1758. She was built at Chatham Dockyard, launched on 10th December 1768, and commissioned on 17th November 1770 under the command of Captain Maurice Suckling, Horatio Nelson's uncle. Raisonnable was built to the same lines as HMS Ardent, and was one of the seven ships forming the Ardent-Class of 1761. Raisonnable was the first ship in which Nelson served. CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: The original dustjacket houses this book. Retains price of 42/- net to the inner front prelim. Foxing in general to the lighter coloured parts of the dustjacket. Small closed edge tears and creasing. Few small chips: mainly corner edges and some nibbling to the top and bottom of the spine. There is a fold that runs down the spine. I have now housed the dustjacket in a removable protective archival sleeve. Navy blue cloth boards with gold gilt lettering to the spine, the gilt is very slightly faded. Corners are very lightly and minimally bumped. Still firmly bound to the inner page block. Inside the book: Front blank endpage is removed so you open at the half-title page and find the large family hand-written page by Dorothy Patrick. There are 13 full page illustrations with a description of each one on the reverse. Several were reproduced from original oil paintings at The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, by kind permission of the trustees. There is a facsimile of a letter written by Lord Nelson to Admiral Sir John Jervis K.B. August 16th, 1797. There are also several black and white drawings of maps and battles fought by Nelson throughout his naval career. Apart from foxing to the first and last few pages, the other 734 pages are in a very nice clean condition. There is a large fold out family tree for THE NELSON FAMILY, at the very end of the book. [almost 27 inches long in its' entirety]. Book is large and heavy measuring approx 10 inches x 7 inches and weighing 1.4kg [1400g]. - There were 3 small newspaper clippings that came with this book and I will add them as a small bonus item. - This Is A Mighty Rare Book Especially With The Family Inscription & The Historical Information Provided In The Inscription. - [example: Is It A Well Documented Fact That Nelson Had His First Trip With His Uncle When He Was 12 Years Old?] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arabella's Beautiful Books]
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        Tottenham Hotspur Football Club: Its Birth And Progress 1882–1946

      Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Club 1947 - The best book on the formation of Tottenham Hotspur and the club's formative years Small 4to. viii + 224pp. 22 plates. Dust-wrapper, 12cm vertical tear from top edge of the front panel, ragged edges, o/w good and complete. This copy has been signed by 28 members of the 1947-48 Spurs squad, including Burgess, Hulme, Hughes, Chisholm, Ditchburn, Buckingham, Nicholson, Sullivan, Bennett, Jones, Trailor, Baily. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        PETITS POEMES EN PROSE.

      - Paris, Maurice Darantière, 1947. En feuilles : 20x29 cm. Jolie mise-en-page en rouge et noir. Couverture rempliée. Chemise-étui de l'éditeur. Petites traces d'usage sur la chemise-étui, sinon ouvrage en bon état et imprimé avec soins. L'un des 200 exemplaires sur papier de Montval (n° 10).

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        André Masson et son Univers.

      Genève, Editons Des Trois Collines, 1947 - 8°, 241 S., unzähl. s/w-Abb. , , OBroschur m. Transp.-OU, Kleine Fehlstellen a. OU., Klebestreifenspuren a. Vors., ansonsten tadell. Mit Widmung von André Masson a. Vorsatz. André Masson (1896 - 1987) franz. Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. Schloss sich 1924 den Surrealisten an, enger Freund von George Battaille. 1938 stellte er zusammen mit in- und ausländischen Künstlerkollegen in der Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie Beaux-Arts, in Paris aus. Zu Beginn des zweiten Weltkrieges lebte Masson in Spanien, emigrierte dann beim Vormarsch der Deutschen 1942 in die USA (zeitweise lebte er auch auf Martinique und kehrte 1945 nach Frankreich zurück. André Masson war Teilnehmer der ersten drei documenta- Ausstellungen In Kassel. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Discours de la méthode pour bien conduire sa raison et chercher la vérité dans les sciences.

      - En feuilles sous emboitage, burins de C.P. Josso, 33X25 cm, 1947, 126 pages, un des 26 exemplaires (numérotés de 1 à 26) contenant une suite des burins en premier état, un dessin original et un grand cuivre encré (tirage total 400 exemplaires), A la tradition. Etui un peu fatigué sans gravité, intérieur en très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Latulu]
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        AFFICHE : ALGERIE TUNISIE CIE DE NAVIGATION MIXTE PASSAGERS ET MARCHANDISES AU DEPART DE MARSEILLE ET PORT-VENDRES

      - Date 1947 Dimensions : 62x100cm Imp : WETTERWALD-BORDEAUX Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        L’ETERNEL RETOUR.

      - Paris, Nouvelles Editions Françaises, 1947. In-4 (33x25) en feuilles sous chemise rempliée, titre sur fond rouge au premier plat, double emboîtage, 148pp. Premier tirage. Rare ouvrage tiré en tout à 625 exemplaires; celui-ci sur Rives. Typographie en noir et rouge; belles lettrines. Illustré de 21 PHOTOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES PAR LAURE ALBIN-GUILLOT en noir et blanc; toutes sont contrecollées et encadrées dans un passe partout; elles ont été tirées en héliogravure sur les presses de Draeger Frères et sont véritablement splendides.Magnifique adaptation conçue par A.-M. Suchet et présentée par Marcel Chassard. Etui un peu insolé mais l’ouvrage lui-même est en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: LA BOUQUINERIE]
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        McElligot's Pool

      Random House 1947 - SEUSS,DR. (author and illustrator). 4to, light green pictorial boards, 1st ed., 1st state with open-mouth fish on front cover of book, and correct copyright notice. Original price of $2.50 on front flap and no price on back flap. Seuss's first book since 1940 - delayed due to Seuss's military service. Fabulously illustrated in full color by Seuss. See Bader p. 308. Very scarce with the first issue open mouth fish on the cover. Very good in a near fine dust jacket, comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Scott King's Modern Europe - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Chapman & Hall, London 1947 - Hardback - A near fine book with clean blue boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Internally, the pages are clean and white and the blue top stain is un faded. The book has been signed to the title page by the author. The book is free of any previous owner names or Inscriptions. The dust wrapper is in very good or better condition. The book has been neatly price clipped, and there is a touch of loss to the spine tip. There are a few foxing spots to the rear panel and to the front and rear flab, but the wrapper is a nice example, as is the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Scott-King’s Modern Europe

      1947 - Frontispiece Covers a little marked and bumped at corners, occasional slight spotting internally, otherwise a nice copy in rather spotted and price-clipped dust-wrapper which has one closed tear. Signed by the author on the title-page [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Antifashistskii komitet sovetskikh zhenschin (The Antifascist Committee of Soviet Women)

      NP, Moscow 1947 - Oblong folio. Unpaginated. Bolted green cloth with blind-stamped outline of the committee's flag and gold lettering on front cover. Age wear with minor staining and scuffing to binding. Five-inch split along bottom edge of front cover. Expertly reinforced with gray binders tape along gutter at front- and rear endpaper. Profusely illustrated with 83 original b/w and sepia-tone photographs mounted on heavy card stock. Photos show children at play, nurses with newborns, mothers with their kids at home, etc. Usual age toning to card stock. Text in Russian. Binding in good-, interior in overall very good condition. Rare. Originally created in 1941 as an antifascist committee, at the time of this publication it simply became a women's organization. Its main purpose was to convince foreign women's delegations of the high economic and political status of women in Russia. Representatives stressed the fact that the vast majority of lawyers, doctors and teachers were women, but failed to point out the miserly salaries and low prestige of those professions within the economic hierarchy in the Soviet Union. This hypocrisy turned many women against the organization. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Le Cantique des Cantiques (illus. LOBEL-RICHE)

      Privately Printed, Paris 1947 - Paris. Chez l'Artiste. 1947. In-4. 68pp. Avec 9 illustrations hors-texte et 13 illustrations in-texte de Almery LOBEL-RICHE. Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires - ceci l'un des 50 exemplaires du second état, et bien complet de sa suite de 21 planches en noir avec remarques et son CROQUIS ORIGINAL EN SANGUINE signé de l'artiste, ainsi qu'un envoi signé de l'artiste. Le livre porte le numéro 61. En feuilles sous couverture rempliée, chemise cartonnée et emboìtage d'origine (ces derniers un peu frottés aux bords).

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        Steeple Bush

      NY: Henry Holt & Co, 1947. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 1 volume, inscribed by Frost on the front blank endleaf "To Mabel Connick in fond memory of the man whose colors will always light my windows Robert Frost 1947". Bound in the publisher's original green cloth, NEAR FINE, with the original DJ, VG+. Crane A30.1. The recipient was the wife of Charles Jay Connick whose "Adventures in Light and Color" (NY, 1947) contained the first appearance of Frost's poem, "Unless I call it a pewter tray... [first line]". See Crane C36.

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        La légende d'Ulenspiegel.

      Hébé,, Reims, 1947 - Reims, Hébé, 1947. 4°. 206 (4) S.; 228 (4) S. Mit 20 Kaltnadelradierungen von Nikolaas Mathijs Eekman. Lose Lagen in Umschlag, Einbandeckeln und Schuber. Monod 3189. - 172 von 290 Ex. (GA 335). Mit handschr. Widmung auf dem ersten weissen Blatt vom Künstler. - Der Schuber beschädigt. Lose Lagen in Umschlag, Einbandeckeln und Schuber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        La Légende d'Ulenspiegel

      Hébé 1947 - Deux grands in-4 en feuilles, sous emboitage et deux chemises, 206 et 228 pp., tirage à 335 ex., ici un des 290 ex. (n°63) sur vergé pur chiffon, impression en deux couleurs (noir et rouge), illustré de 20 pointes-sèches de Nicolas Eekman ; à peine menus incidents ne tranche ou sur l'emboitage, très bel état. Eekman Nicolas

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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