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        Le drame tonkinois (1873-1874): deuxième étude d'après des documents inédits

      [Hanoi]: Impr. d'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'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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Books of Paradise]
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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>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      . 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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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      Amsterdam, W.L. Salm, 1947. Halflinnen met stofomslag. 240 p. 1e druk. Zeer goed exemplaar: enkele scheurtjes aan de bovenzijde van het zeldzame omslag en wat roestvlekjes op de achterzijde van het omslag.* JS 9.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1947. XX+2f+213Pag+5f. 34X27. Tela amb dorats. Estuig. Romancer recullits i ordenats per M. Aguilo i Fuster, l'establiment del text i glossari per R. Aramon i Serra, magnifiques il.lustracions per Joan G. Junceda. Aplicacions musicals i comentaris per Joan Tomas. La ornementacio d l'Obra es de Francesc Febrer i la bellessa acolorida forma part de Manuel Barragan. Tirada curta de 300 exemplars relligats (n° 183). Ref 1.6 Biblioteca A.

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        Signed Card

      Paris, 1947. Paris, 1947. unbound. Original ornate admission card for the Paris "risqué" cabaret club The Lido, boldly signed in full by both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. 5.25 x 4 inches, Paris, no date, quite possibly a memento from their 1947 sold-out appearance at the club which newspapers claim "almost ended in a riot" -- undoubtedly one of the more interesting items signed by the pair. Remnants on the back from previous mounting; otherwise very good condition. The Lido was a Cabaret and Burlesque venue which opened in 1946 and immediately became famous for its very erotic shows. Other performers who appeared at the club include Maurice Chevalier, Noel Coward, and Marlene Dietrich.

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        Typed letter signed ("Marlene Dietrich") to the News Syndicate Co. , Inc. of New York City [with:] a photograph of the actress in a long beaded gown singing at a microphone

      N.p, november 7, 1947. N.p, november 7, 1947. . Attractively matted and framed together. Traces of glue in margins of letter, some uniform darkening to photograph. Nonetheless a fine image of and gracious letter from a great star . The letter reads: "Gentlemen: In consideration of the publicity to be given to me and which may arise herefrom, my consent is hereby irrevocably given to you, your assignees and licensees, and to the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, Inc., and its subscribers and licensees, to use my name, picture, or portrait, in publications for editorial or promotional purposes, excluding, however, commercial advertising. Very truly yours, Marlene Dietrich."

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        Ruffed Grouse

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi, 1947 - The natural history of the grouse, with methods of hunting and the author's experiences with guns, dogs and people. An important, very scarce, and very sought-after volume, in fine condition. "Ruffed Grouse, like its companion volume Woodcock, was the first work devoted entirely to that game bird. Both titles enjoy high demand from hunters, naturalists and collectors.The deluxe edition is the most sought after of the four Knopf titles produced with deluxe editions. This is the case not just because of its content, or from a supply standpoint; the deluxe edition of Ruffed Grouse is a magnificent example of bookbinding.Sales records indicates only 165 copies of this limited edition were actually sold." [Biscotti] First Edition, No. 150 of 210 copies, signed by the author and with an extra loose plate inserted. 8vo. Illustrated with 16 black and white photographs, and six color plates by Dr. Edgar Burke. xii, [1]-271, [1], iii, [3] pp. Black 3/4 morocco, gilt spine, tan cloth sides, t.e.g., A FINE COPY, in original numbered slipcase. Bookplates of Alan L. Harvie and M.L. (Duke) Biscotti [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Den onde fyrste. Eventyr for børn og voksne. Illustrationer af Palle Wennerwald. Forord og moral af Aage Hermann.

      Alex. Vincents Kunstforlag, u.år (1947). (18) pp. Illustrated in colours. Bound with pictorial boards.. A fine copy of this rare book. Though booklet loose, binding is near fine and pages clean and well-preserved. This story, based on H.C. Andersens fairytale - is illustrated by Palle Wennerwald with nazis and Hitler as characters. A funny and scarce book made during the Second World War, but not published until just after.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        The Victim

      New York: The Vanguard Press Inc., 1947. New York: The Vanguard Press Inc.,, 1947. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in blue, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the jacket that has a chip to the foot of the rear panel and a few nicks to the extremities. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Max, affectionately Saul." With Max M. Kampelman&#39;s monogram embossed on the front free endpaper. The author&#39;s second novel, it features the protagonist Leventhal who is haunted by an old acquaintance who accuses Leventhal of ruining his life. The story explores the men&#39;s complex evolving relationship.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Westfälische Zeitschrift. Zeitschrift für Vaterländische Geschichte Kunst und Altertumskunde. 97. - 148. Band. 46 Bände.

      Münster, Regensberg - Paderborn, Bonifatius. 1947 ( (- 1998)). 4° Halbleinen - Bei den älteren Bänden das Papier qualitätsbedingt gebräunt. Teils Namensstempel auf dem Titel. Sehr guter Zustand..

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        Up and Away

      New York: Frank Lowe, 1947 - One of the fine sporting prints published by Frank Lowe, continuing the series of prints published by the Derrydale Press from 1937 to 1942 Number 143 of 250 copies. 18-3/4 x 14 inches, on a larger sheet. Aquatint etching, hand colored, signed by the artist in pencil. Faint toning. Fine. Ordeman (2005) pp. 37-48 and 104; Reuter, pp. 142-3

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        Le drame tonkinois (1873-1874): deuxième étude d'après des documents inédits

      Impr. d'Extrême-Orient, [Hanoi] 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'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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gun Club Drink Book. Being a More or Less Discursive Account of Alcoholic Beverages, Their Formulae and Uses, Together with Some Observations on the Mixing of Drinks

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1947. Octavo, 190 pages. Second printing, following the first edition of 1939. With humorous illustrations by Leonard Holton. A very good copy in near very good dust jacket with a few small chips to the edges. Fairly scarce in any edition.

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        When the Going Was Good

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1947. Boston: Little, Brown and Company,, 1947. Octavo. Original white wrappers, printed paper label to upper wrapper. Housed in a blue clothfolding case. Upper wrapper and first two leaves cleanly separated from spine. Wrappers lightly rubbed, corners of title label chipped, small spots to wrappers. Very good condition. Advance proof copy.

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        The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby (Original Ealing Studios Film Programme Illustrated By Edward Ardizzone)

      Ealing Studios 1947 - Original British Programme published by Ealing Studios for the 1947 film,'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby' directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.The film starred Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Sally Ann Howes among other leading actors of the time.One of the Ealing Studio classics!A very colourful program with many original four colour illustrations throughout by Edward Ardizzone.Includes the original cast list and story summary.A very nice clean copy in near FINE condition with just a hint of browning to covers.Card wrappers with a full front panel illustration and design by Edward Ardizzone.Saddle-stitched, 16 pages. 10.75 x 8.5 inches.A very scarce and impressive production from Ealing Studios. Collectible. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der Prozeß gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof. Nürnberg 14. November 1945 - 1. Oktober 1946. 42 Bände in 41.

      o.V., Nürnberg 1947 - Rücken leicht gebleicht, z.T. gebräunt, g.e. Gr.-8° Olnbde.m.Präg. de Kriegsverbrecher - Militärgericht Gemäß den Weisungen des Internationalen Militärgerichtshofes vom Sekretariat des Gerichtshofes unter der Autorität des Obersten Kontrollrats für Deutschland veröffentlicht. Die Verhandlungsprotokolle und Materialien des Nürnberger Prozesses gegen die deutschen Hauptkriegsverbrecher wurden auf Anordnung des gerichtsführenden internationalen Militärtribunals unmittelbar nach dem Abschluß der Verhandlungen in zweiundvierzig Bänden publiziert. Mit der sofortigen Veröffentlichung des Prozeßprotokolls suchte der Gerichtshof der Bedeutung Rechnung zu tragen, »die ein authentischer Text des gegen die deutschen Hauptkriegsverbrecher geführten Prozeßverfahrens für die Geschichte besitzt«. Als erste umfassende Bilanz der nationalsozialistischen Verbrechen ist die Dokumentation mit ihrem erdrückenden Beweismaterial ein Zeitzeugnis ersten Ranges. Gemäß den Weisungen des Internationalen Militärgerichtshofes vom Sekretariat des Gerichtshofes unter der Autorität des Obersten Kontrollrats für Deutschland veröffentlicht; 1947-49

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        Séjour à Venise. Quatre lettres familières du Président de Brosse *

      Textes Prétextes, Paris 10.5.1947. - En feuilles 30 x 24, étui décoré d'éditeur titré en vert et blanc (insolation au dos et début de fissure), intérieur peint, couverture couleur. L'un des 20 exemplaires de tête sur vélin d'Arches avec double suite, la première en noir sur Malacca et la seconde avec les 5 planches en couleur et les autres en noir sur Lana. Aquarelles couleur et couverture et 31 eaux-fortes dont 5 délicatement rehaussée de couleur par Albert Marquet. Ravissant livre de voyage, qui prolonge le souvenir féerique que je conserve de ma visite à la Cité des eaux d'il y a quelque semaines, dans le meilleur exemplaire possible.D'une limpide rareté.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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      Cape , 1947. Cape , 1947. First edition. Green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which is bright and crisp with just a hint of tanning to the spine and short closed tear to one corner. Pictorial map endpapers and illustrations in line. The final Swallows and Amazons story.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        The Victim - SIGNED

      Vanguard, New York 1947 - Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Jacket spine a bit faded and toned, else both volume and jacket near fine in all respects. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        La Gnose Valentinienne et Le Témoignage de Saint Irénée [Études de Philosophie Médiévale XXXVI]

      Published by Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin 6, Place de La Sorbonne . 1947 - Publisher's original plain grey card wrap covers [softback], black title and author lettering to the spine, front and rear panels. 8vo. 10'' x 6½''. Contains 668 [ii] printed pages of French text, Errata, Addenda leaf loosely laid-in. A little darkening of the card down the spine and across the top front cover, contents in very near Fine condition and without any markings or notes. Member of the P.B.F.A. PHILOSOPHY

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      London, Country Life Ltd, 1947.. 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 &#147;Stringbag&#148; and then published a series of fascinating books on naval air power, gliding, shooting, fishing and flying. His most outstanding book, &#147;Soaring Flight,&#148; was published just before the end of the War in 1944 and his story of the Fleet Air Arm, &#147;Find Fix and Strike" followed in 1945. He published his first purely fishing book, &#147;Salmon and Trout Fishing&#148;, 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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        Let Cowards Flinch

      nbsp;London -Turnstile Press, 1947. nbsp;London -Turnstile Press, 1947 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Satire on the coming of power by the Labour Party in 1945; a so called English Revolution. Illustrations and caricaturesby Victor Weisz or Vicky (1913-1966), a german, who contributed to the &#39;News Chronicle&#39; and others. With original clipped dustwrapper. Sagittarius is the pseudonym of Olga MillerCondition: In original clipped dustwrapper and pictorial paper covered boards. Externally, smart dustwrapperthough hassome slight chipping and minor small closed tears to the spine. The boards have some slight spotting and bumping. Internally, sound, very bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

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        The Trial of Nikola D. Petkov

      Sofia - Ministry of Information and Arts, 1947. Sofia - Ministry of Information and Arts, 1947 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rare court record of the judicial proceedingsof politicianNikola Dimitrov Petkov which took place in August 5th-15th 1947. A rare survival in the paper covers. Published anonymously but written by Petkov&#39;s defence lawyer. Includes a facsimile of a letter written by Petkov after his death sentence. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, rather worn with loss to the front boardand spine. Front board is detached but present. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall:GOOD ONLYwith a NEAR FINE interior..

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      Daily Graphic, United Kingdom 1947 - RARE - Original Newspaper November 20 - 1947 - Wedding of Princess Elizabeth II - DAILY GRAPHIC and DAILY SKETCH - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1947 - A KEMSLEY NEWSPAPER 1d. - Headline Reads: Princess Elizabeth To Be Duchess of Edinburgh - A Dukedom For The Bridegroom. - The main image is an artist's impression of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown seen here for the first time. The gown was designed by Norman Hartnell. This is an 8 page special edition. All pages are complete. Closed edge tears and rubbing to margins. Chipped at edges. General browning with age. Fold marks. Small holes down main margin. - E N D - POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like this amazingly rare and collectable newspaper enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La peste.

      Gallimard 1947 - - Gallimard, Paris _1947, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 215 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      New York: Works Publishing Inc., 1947. New York: Works Publishing Inc.. 1947. First Edition; Eleventh Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Chips and tears to jacket. Ink stamp to front pastedown. Small stain to page edges. Blemish to boards at front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        The Legend of the Master

      London: Constable, 1947. London: Constable, 1947. First edition. Cream cloth, dark brown lettering on spine, pictorial d.w.. Very good In d.w. which is slightly chipped and with two short tears but unclipped and protected.. 8vo.pp xlvi+sub title+176. 4 Plates, incl. frontispiece.& & & Double presentation copy - 2 inscriptions in Nowell-Smith&#39;s hand "D.V.W. with love from Simon Nov. 1947" and "James Sutherland from S.N.S. May 1967". Sutherland became Professor Sir James Sutherland.& The &#39;Master&#39; was of course Henry James, a collection of whose letters was in Simon Nowell-Smith&#39;s library.& & A great book collector and a distinguished bibliographer, Simon Nowell -Smith who died in 1996, was a member of The Roxburghe Club* to which he contributed. He served from 1950 to 1956 as Secretary of the London Library and from 1962 to 1964 he was President of the Bibliographical Society. Over many years book collecting he formed and sold major collections of Henry James and Robert Bridges, their first and inscribed editions.. His latest collection was of signed and inscribed copies of poets from which was mounted an exhibition in the Oxford&#39;s Bodleian Library - &#39;From Wordsworth to Robert Graves and Beyond&#39;.& & *The Roxburghe Club.was formed in 1812 in consequence of the flood of rare books which were released in the sale of the Duke of Roxburghe&#39;s Library. The night before and on the night of the the sale eighteeen eminent book collectors, all possessors of great libraries, dined together,.This small group formed the Club which extended membership within two years to a few more. The membership, always restricted in numbers, has continued ever since. Each year one member publishes a book to be distributed amiong the other members. & &

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        Two Dick and Jane Original Illustrations for "We Come and Go," ca. 1947 by Eleanor Campell, Illustrator of Dick and Jane Books

      - Offered here are two superb original watercolor on illusrations on artboard by Eleanor Campbell, the original and premier ilustrator of the Dick and Jane books. Illustrations appear in the book, "We Come and Go," Chicago, Scott, Foresman and Co. and form appear on pages 55 and 58 of the first issue of the book. A charming pair of scenes showing the progression of Spot watching Jane and Father getting into their bright green car to go on a picnic (p. 55, full-page ilustration entitled "Away We Go"), and the second (p.58) showing Jane opening the door to let the 'forgotten' Spot into the car: "Come in, Spot," said Jane. You can go in the car." Dimensions: P.55: 10 3/4" x 8 3/4"; P.58: 10" x 7" . Expertly matted. Ilustrations give page numbers where illustrations appear and guideline gridmarks for printer. Some notation on back denoting publication info. A fine pair, offered together as a unit, and classic early compositions showing nearly all the major figures: Spot, Dick, Jane, Sally, Father, and ofcourse, the huge green car. With original first edition booklet, "We Come and Go," 1947,(lacking prelim leaves, but showing proper location of illustrations as per painting), and the Cathedral Edition with the same illustrations, but different views also pubished in 1947.

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Filles de la Pluie. Scenes de la vie Ouessantine.

      . Paris: Editions du Montparnasse 1947. With coloured pochoir frontisp and illustr. by Perraudin. 218 pp. Loose as issued in chemise and slipcase. * Limied to 525 copies on velin chiffon du Marais, of which this is no. 130. Inscribed by the artist in 1968 to a Danish couple and with an amusing original coloured drawing of the little mermaid holding a French and a Danish flag..

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      Budapest; Kossuth, 1947. Budapest; Kossuth. 1947. Hardcover. Original Cloth. 8vo. 482, [12] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hungarian. &#39;You are the Witness! From Ukraine to Auschwitz. &#39; With 12 pages of plates (printed in blue ink) . Includes name register of Hungarian Jewish victims of the holocaust on pages 209-482. Finely bound in buckram with gilt title. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Registers of dead &#150; Hungary. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Registers of dead - Ukraine. Holocaust survivors - Hungary &#150; Registers. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Jews - Persecutions - Hungary. Jews - Persecutions. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) . OCLC lists 18 copies. Light wear to cloth; pages lightly aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-115-20) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Rare handwritten letter! Neil Armstrong looks forward to attending his 65th High School reunion which is being scheduled so he can attend ñ ìI have no schedule conflicts at present for your reunion dates, so pick any one you wantÃ?î ñ with his signed reunion dinner reservation

      Ft. Meyers, Florida/[Lebanon,Ohio]: , February - April 2012 (1)Rare Autograph Letter Signed ìN.A.î 1p, 9î x 6î. [Ft. Myers, Florida, February 10, 2012], With original envelope, 9.25î x 4î, postmarked Ft. Myers, Florida, February 10, 2012. To Doris Weber. Fine condition. In full, ìHi Punky, I am in Florida for February. Sorry I am late getting back to you ñ I have no schedule conflicts at present for your reunion dates, so pick any one you want. Look forward to seeing you! N.A.î The envelope is addressed by Neil Armstrong to ìMrs. Doris Weber / 106 Willipie St., / Wapakoneta, OH 45895.î Marked ìApt. 2î in another hand. Postmarked Ft. Myers, Florida, February 10, 2012. Neil Armstrong has penned his return home address in the upper left ìBox 436 / Lebanon, OH / 45036.î Torn open at top edge, tear through ìBox 436.î (2)Printed Reservation Form Signed ìNeil Armstrong,î 1p, 8.5î x 2.75î. With original envelope, 9.5î x 4î, postmarked Cincinnati. Ohio, April 17, 2012. Fine condition. Printed form filled in by Armstrong in ink: ìNeil Armstrong / ìPlease circle (1) $28.00 (2) $56.00. / Guests are welcome. If you are unable to attend, please send us a note telling us about / yourself and your family. Hope to see you! Elizabeth, Janis & Doris.î Armstrong circled ìPlease circle (1) $28.00î The envelope is addressed to ìDoris Weber / 106 Willipie St., Apt. 2 / Wapakoneta, OH 45895.î Armstrongís return address is printed in the upper left: ìP.O. Box 436 / Lebanon, Ohio 45036.î Postmarked Cincinnati, Ohio, April 17, 2012. All of Neil Armstrongís handwriting is in the block letters he always used when handwriting letters, including his name. Neil Armstrong attended Blume High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, graduating in 1947.

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        Six essais sur trois tyrannies *

      Fontaine, Paris 15.1.1947. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Dos un poil tyrannisé par le soleil. Amusant et copieux envoi. Édition originale. L'un des 30 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Vélin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        So i think so i paint: ideologies of an Italian self-made painter.

      TEMI, Trento. 1947 - Traduzione di Raffaella Lotteri. Presente il foglietto di p. 9 in cui Depero ironizza su alcuni errori di stampa: "If in Alaska or in Turkestan a book were printed in Italian, the eventual ortographical mistakes and misprints would be, no doubt, excused. So I apologize for the inevitable mistakes contained in this book printed in Trentino and within a very limited space. I was told that the words Heaven, Hell, Purgatory are not to be written with capital letters; I reserve to myself to correct as soon as I am back from one of these misteroius and so much spoken of places; only then (sic) I will be able to give my opinion on the question. Finally I authorize the reader to displace surplus capital letters and to put them were I out of my typographical taste have omitted them". In fine elenco delle edizioni di Depero. Le tavole, con riproduzioni di opere del pittore, sono stampate su carta patinata. Assolutamente non comune. Esemplare con autentica di Rosetta Depero. Formato: 174 p., [32] c. di tav. 28 cm, bross. Buono.

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        il compagno

      einaudi 1947 collana coralli, numero 3 prima edizione brossura,con immagine a colori di Guttuso applicata editorialmente volume usato in ottimo stato, copia di notevole freschezza; si segnala una sigla di 2 lettere con timbro blu in alto a destra delle prime 2 pagine e una irrilevante macchia di colla in prima pagina bianca

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