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        Theatre Complet

      Gide, Andre. Theatre Complet. Neuchatel: Ides et Calendes, 1947. First edition of his collected plays. Eight volumes, (9" x 6.5") 4to. Original wrappers. Fine copies. Illustrated with original lithographs in colors by Maurice Brianchon. Plays printed include: Saul, Philoctete, Le Process, Robert ou l'interet General, Hamlet, plus twelve others. Maurice Brianchon, French, (1899 - 1979) proved to be a fine choice for the illustrations of Gide's plays because he was a stage designer for the Paris Opera as well as being a recognized artist. As a man of the theatre, Brianchon could understand two of the key elements of the play, movement and the climax of the dramatic scene. His lithographs are shaded and colored in a way that lets one shape blend into another suggesting stage movement. Also, his formal composition captures the essential action of a scene.

      [Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc.]
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        Halewijn. Ballade nach dem Texte bei Willems. Handgeschriebene Ausgabe der Werkstätte F.E.Mühler, Dresden. Gestaltung A.Kabisch.

      - Dresden 1947. 49 : 31,2 cm. 1 w.Bl., 5 Bl. mit 7 farbigen Orig.-Aquarellen. Orig.-Pappband mit Marmorpapierbezug u. mont. gedruckten Titelschild. Schön gestaltete Handschrift in Rot und Schwarz auf Bütten. - Arno Kabisch war Lehrer für Schrift- und Buchgestaltung an der Hochschule für Werkkunst in Dresden. - Ecken berieben u. untere Ecken etwas gestaucht. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION

      Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Publishers, Tarzana, CA 1947 - Inscribed in blind by Burroughs on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzana, California." Publisher's label fixed to the front paste-down endpaper stating this book survived the infamous storeroom fire. Heins, FL-1. Zeuschner 578. The twenty ninth novel in the Tarzan series. Dust jacket and interior illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. No evidence of fire or smoke damage to the book and the dust jacket. The faintest hint of a few spots of foxing to the endpapers. Lightest of wear to the lower edges of the boards. Near fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Signed copies of this title are very uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Henri Matisse Jazz(TitleLanguage) Henri Matisse Jazz

      Thames & Hudson, 2013-11-19. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date :2013-11-19 Pages: 200 Language: English Publisher: Thames & Hudson A superior edition of the most admired artists' books in the history of modern art. with beautiful and accurate recreations of Matisse's colorful paper cutouts Henri Matisse's Jazz is one of the pre-eminent artists' book in the history of modern art. In 1947. Matisse was in his seventies and suffering poor health. and he preferred the simple. fluid act of cutting forms from painted paper to drawing and pai... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Fêtes foraines de Paris

      - Editions Droin Labastie, Paris, 1947. Grand in/4 en feuilles, couverture rempliée illustrée en couleur, sous chemise et étui de feutrine noire, lithographies originales de Grau Sala, 95 p. Un des 215 exemplaires numérotés. Monod 8506.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION (with T.L.S.)

      Burroughs, Tarzana, CA U.S.A. 1947 - First edition. Publisher¿s blue cloth, red-stamped front board and spine. Some chipping to spine ends of jacket and rubbing to jacket, light rubbing to cloth. Very good book in Very Good jacket. LAID IN is a typed letter SIGNED, dated January , 1934 on EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC. Tarzana, California letterhead stationery. Addressed to an obvious fan of Burroughs from Belfast , Northern Ireland."Mr. _____ ________ Provincial Bank, Stormont, Belfast, N.I. Dear Mr. ________ It affords me a great deal of pleasure to append my autograph hereto for your collection. With kindest regards, I am, Very sincerely yours, Edgar Rice Burroughs"( signed in full) Grey paper has been folded and appears to have been cut down at sometime to glue it into either an autograph book or one of Burroughs novels. There is glue residue on the verso. A very RARE piece of ephemera ! SIGNED letters on letterhead are getting more difficult to find! Digital photo on request.** See our new cheaper postal rates to the USA and abroad.** [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE USUAL SUSPECTS (IOBA)]
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        TONGUES OF THE MONTE.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, [post- 1947]. - Pictorial cloth. Spine slightly cocked, cloth a bit faded. Internally clean. About very good in imperfect dust jacket (large portion of spine panel lacking). An exceptional association copy of this 5th printing of the Little, Brown edition, with a full-page presentation inscription from Dobie to man of letters and social activist John Howard Griffin: ".Legions of devils & quite a few angels - most of them unaware - have prevented my getting this off to you sooner. Now I send it with affectionate good wishes while I look forward to what the Mexican earth says to you, or, rather tells you something to say . A fine letter on Censorship you wrote." The inscription is dated in Austin, 25 February 1962, in the year following the appearance in book form of Griffin's most widely known work, BLACK LIKE ME, an account of his six-weeks of travel in 1959 in the South after having his skin chemically darkened. In the wake of the publication of the periodical and book forms of his narrative, Griffin came under considerable attack, both in Texas and elsewhere, for his exposure of deeply ingrained racial inequities, his life was threatened, and he was hanged in effigy in his Texas hometown. As a consequence, for a period he moved, with his wife and four children, to Mexico for safety. As two of the most prominent Progressives in Texas, Dobie and Griffin were, for the many years of their friendship, allied in the waging of a number of significant battles for social justice and intellectual integrity, including almost legendary battles against censorship in Texas. This book, which many consider Dobie's best, is an account of the northern regions of Mexico, much of it based on his own experiences, and his gift of it to Griffin, then in refuge there, renders it a particularly evocative association copy. McVICKER A4 a(3).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        LES MEUTES ET vénerie : pour le cerf - pour le sanglier, pour le chevreuil - pour le lièvre

      - Edition établie pour la Librairie J. Thiébaud, par Plume & Presse, 1947-1948. 4 volumes in-4, en feuilles sous couverture imprimée et rempliée, sous deux chemises et étui simili velin. Premier volume : 1ère partie 164 p., 2è partie 181 p. - second volume : 1ère partie : 159 p., 2è partie : 164 p. Ex-libris. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Lana. Très belle édition, illustrée par F. Allain de 4 planches h.-texte gravées sur cuivre, de lettrines, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Mouchon, 1181-1182. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        CEFALU.

      Editions Poetry, (1947)., London - Durrell, Lawrence. Durrell, Lawrence. CEFALU. London: Editions Poetry, (1947). First Edition of Lawrence Durrell's satirical novel, republished as The Dark Labyrinth. A fine copy in oatmeal cloth, gilt titles to the spine, pages browned as is usual, in a bright, fresh dustwrapper without the usual sunning to the spine, some light use and a couple of minor closed tears. Small 8vo. 238 pp. "Lawrence Durrell is a virtuoso, capable of extraordinary feats of prose and poetry. His command as a writer is supreme, as a creative artist, Durrell may be aptly likened to Mozart". The New York Times. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Under The Volcano.

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. - First American Edition, 1947. Plain pale grey linen cloth boards stamped in dark maroon at spine and front cover, in black, candy cherry red and yellow dustjacket. A Fine copy in a Fine jacket (minor restoration to tips of folds). Not price-clipped. Clean, unfaded and unfoxed. 375pp. A book unmistakeably close to its Author's heart and mind, if not in fact a form of spiritual autobiography. Source for a diverting movie directed by John Huston. A quite scarce book in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Compass Rose Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Under the Volcano

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1947 - Lowry's most enduring novel, and basis for the 1984 John Huston film starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); light gray linen, with titles stamped in maroon on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 375pp. Slight lean, with some very faint soil to boards and extremities, rough erasure to front pastedown, and some glue residue from a small, circular sticker on the rear pastedown; Very Good+. Dustjacket is the first issue, with four advance reviews printed on the rear panel; price is clipped, with wear along the flap folds, and some shallow chipping and tears along the edges; Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Kiss of Death (Original Film Pressbook)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1947 - Original pressbook for the seminal 1947 film noir, "Kiss of Death," based on the novel by Eleazar Lipsky, directed by Henry Hathaway, written for the screen by Ben Hecht, and starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Colleen Gray, and Richard Widmark (in his screen debut). Very Good plus condition, saddle stitched, quite clean with a single corner crease to the front wrapper, and a faint horizontal crease from having been folded once. 24 pages, 11 x 15.5 inches. Extremely scarce.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        BORN TO KILL (1947)

      RKO 1947 - Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster style B, USA. Lawrence Tierney, Claire Trevor, Walter Slezak, dir: Robert Wise, RKO. A calculating divorcà e (Trevor) risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer (Tierney) romancing her foster sister. "A grim and complicated melodrama…", the first of a number of noir films directed by Robert Wise, who had previously been associated with Orson Welles and then with the Val Lewton group at RKO. This leads to the interesting speculation that RKO developed the quintessential noir style of the 1940s due to a unique synthesizing of the expressionistic style of Welles and the moody, Gothic atmosphere of Lewton. BORN TO KILL is an excellent example of an RKO style, not only for its visuals but also for its offhanded depiction of perturbed sexuality and extreme brutality. RKO created a group of varied posters for this film. This genuinely rare B style half sheet, which we have never seen before, has unusually vivid colors and the extreme prominence on right hand side of artwork of psychopath Tierney. Also note that this poster is unfolded, which is also highly unusual. Unfolded, there is a small chip missing from blank middle right margin, there is a 2" (5 cm.) tear which extends from the top margin down to above the letter "A" of "BULLET-MAN", and some assorted minor smudges and creases, but this is overall a wonderful example of this rare piece, VERY GOOD+.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Knock On Any Door

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Tiger's Eye

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

      [Bookseller: Marc J Bartolucci]
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        Our Village

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        How to Ski By the French Method

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Ronsard Poesies. Illustrations de Charles Picart Le Doux.

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

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        DARK CARNIVAL

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

      [Bookseller: Owen & Barlow Rare Books]
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        Dark Carnival

      Arkham House 1947 - A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, which still has the original $3 price on the front flap. Very slight wrinkle to side of pages 22 and 23. Signed by Bradbury on the title page. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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