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        Nursery Rhymes. 550 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Dropmore Press, 1947. Roy. 8vo., First Edition, on hand-made laid paper, with title and first page of text in pink and black; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt dentelles, uncut, yapped edges, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter browned at backstrip.EDITION LIMITED TO 550 NUMBERED COPIES (THIS COPY NO. 127).Published as the fourth volume in the series 'Dropmore Essays'.Scarce in the elusive dustwrapper, especially in this condition.Cross & Hulme A45(a).

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Prologue Winter 1947

      Reed College / Abbott, Kerns & Bell Oregon: Reed College / Abbott, Kerns & Bell, 1947. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Winter 1947 issue of this student literary journal published at Reed College. This issue is notable for containing the first three published poems by Philip Whalen (entitled IV, VIII and XVIII). Very good condition in oblong stapled wrappers. Light dampstaining to a couple of pages. Only three copies located in institutional holdings.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        Dream of Love.

      1947. 1947 - Lithograph. 12.5 x 17 inches. Edition of 30. Signed in pencil. Fine/Looney, no. 252. From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Marlborough. His Life and Times

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1947. 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spines and crests to upper boards gilt, top edge dyed purple. Cloth rubbed at extremities with a few short splits at the ends of the spines, spines and edges of boards faded, hinges cracked, small pieces of tape to pastedowns, spotting and partial tanning to endpapers, a little spotting to edges of text block and occasionally to contents. A very good set. First printing of Cohen's "Second British edition", the first two-volume edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume I, "Inscribed by Winston Churchill, 1948" and initialled and dated by him on the front free endpaper of volume II. With three typed notes on Chartwell stationery signed by Churchill's personal secretary "Jo" Sturdee (Nina, Lady Onslow), discussing the books he had requested be signed, and remarking on Churchill's recent trip to Marrakech, where he had been working on the proofs of The Second World War: "We all much enjoyed ourselves in the land of sunshine and plenty and found everything a bit dim on our return". The recipient of these volumes was Sergeant R. E. Golding, a Detective Sergeant in the Special Political Branch of New Scotland Yard, who was Churchill's close protection officer from March 1946 until August 1947. During World War Two Golding had been an RAF Navigating Officer. Golding recorded his memories of Churchill in various issues of Finest Hour, Journal of the International Churchill Society, 1981-2, recounting his introduction to the great man; "I went to 28 Hyde Park Gate, Churchill's London home. I was introduced. At the time I still affected a rather outsize Air Force moustache. The senior officer said, "Mr. Churchill, this is Detective Sergeant Golding. We are seconding him to your staff and he'll be responsible for looking after you. Golding has recently returned from the RAF." I made a slight bow and said, "How do you do, sir." Churchill was about to leave the house and had his coat on. The butler was handing him his black Homburg and silver-mounted walking stick. WSC looked me right in the eye, a stare familiar to everyone who worked for him. Finally he asked: "Did you fly?"; "Yes, sir."; "Hmmph." I followed him out." Churchill was later to commend Golding's "intelligence and efficiency". An attractive association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Fidel Rodríguez, Barcelona 1947 - 4º mayor, 153 p., todas ilustradas con dibujos a todo color, doble serie de láminas, en blanco y negro y pintadas, viñetas color. Ejemplar 36 de una tirada de 75 ejemplares, en papel hilo guarro, todos pintados a mano. Encuadernación en otomán de seda rosa, con letras y adornos dorados en planos. Corte superior dorado Estuche cartoné decorado. Precioso ejemplar de estos poéticos y fantasiosos cuentos, bellamente ilustrados por su famosa autora, con hermosísimas láminas en su estado inicial, y pintadas a mano a todo color, y delicadas y sugestivas viñetas, también en color. Buen ejemplar. Literatura catalana. Cuentos catalanes. Bibliofilia. Catalan literature. Catalan tales. Bibliophilism.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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      London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1947].. FIRST EDITION (1947), written and illustrated by Ardizzone, slim folio, 335 x 225 mm, 13 x 9¼ inches, original publisher's pictorial colour illustrated boards, 35 pages. 40 colour illustrations in chalk and line, text in cursive script by the artist. Head and tail very slightly worn, corners just very slightly rubbed, endpapers very slightly age-browned, 5 mm (¼") closed tear to 1 lower margin (repaired). Contents very nice. DUSTWRAPPER: faint foxing all over, 5 mm (¼") missing at head of spine, 10 mm (½") chip to top edge of upper panel next to spine, several small closed edge tears, corners slightly chipped. Otherwise a very good copy in slightly chipped dustwrapper (not price clipped). In his first Preliminary Hand-List of Ardizzone's books Brian Alderson dated this work (1947), but he has revised this to (1948) in his recent full length Bibliogrqphy, pages 54 and 59, No.23.1. The book was reissued in 1959 in smaller format. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        A Tree Grows In Brookly (Inscribed Copy)

      New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1947. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. First illustrated edition of Smith's classic novel. Drawings by Richard Bergere. Published four years after the original edition. A sharp very good plus copy in very good priced dustwrapper with some dampstaining to lower one inch of dustwrapper spine. An uncommon edition in and of itself, this being a special copy INSCRIBED by Smith to Helen Strauss, her literary agent. Books signed or inscribed by Smith are uncommon and association copies are rare.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Shakespeare in Harlem: Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Se questo è un uomo

      De Silva 1947 Prima edizione , Collana Biblioteca Leone Ginzburg ( documenti per la storia contemporanea ) 5 , rilegato, brossura, sovracoperta, formato 13x19,5 , pagine 197 , sovracoperta con rinforzi all'interno nei margini inferioriu e superiori , ex libris in antiporta - buone condizioni - 19317

      [Bookseller: Pennasilico]
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        Three Academic Pieces: The Realm of Resemblance, Someone Puts a Pineapple Together, Of Ideal Time and Choice (Signed Limited Edition)

      Cummington, MA: The Cummington Press, 1947. First Limited Edition. One of 52 copies (of which this Roman numeral XX) SIGNED by the author at the rear. Fine condition. Hand-colored paper-covered boards, cloth spine with titles in blue, and hand-colored woodcut initials by Wightman Williams. & & Originally read at Harvard University in 1947, this volume represents a continuation of Stevens' constant theme of connecting imagination and reality. A lovely example of the smallest limitation of this edition, lacking the scarce dust jacket and slipcase. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Edelstein A12.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Whispering City: A Study in Suspense - Adapted By Horace Brown from the Quebec Productions' Film, Based on an Original Story By George Zuckerman and Michael Lennox ( Movie Tie-In / aka: Crime City )

      Pickering, Ontario: Global Publishing Company / Streamline Books, 1947, 1st (and only) Edition, 1st Printing, 1947. -----------paperback, a Fair to Good copy only, overall wear and rubbing, a bit of very shallow chipping, browning to paper, some corners of some pages are turned, rare, movie tie-in edition to the Canadian movie Whispering City which was released as Crime City in the USA, Horace Brown was not a prolific author and later served 12 years as a city councillor in Toronto, there are only a handful of copies known with NO COPIES listed in WORLDCAT (The National Library of Canada does NOT have a copy either !), a very rare piece of Canadian publishing as this is only one of three publications by Global / Streamline -a company which was started by Horace Brown, the only copy I have ever seen and I can safely say, will likely ever see, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA )]
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        The Book Collector. Edited by Philip Gaskell, John Hayward, Nicholas Barker, and others. Vol. 1-53 [with indexes]. The Collector Ltd. 1952-2004. 213 Issues (including the Bernard Quaritch special issue), fully illustrated throughout, orig. printed wrappers. [Sold with:] BOOK HANDBOOK. An Illustrated Guide to Old and Rare Books. Edited by R. Horrox, John Haward, and others

      The Dropmore Press Ltd. 1947-52. 12 Issues [all published], illustrs., orig. printed wrappers. Bibliographical and bibliophilic periodical. The first volume under the present title was published in 1952, but it was the successor of 'The Book Handbook'. Since its inception BC has maintained a exceptionally high standard of both writing and illustration. As its name suggests, its primary concern is with bibliophily, and regular features have included accounts of collectors, collections, collectable books of many kinds, and a very important series of articles on bookbindings, as well as articles on many other topics. The Linear extends to 10 feet 16 inches.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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        Land of Israel Earth

      (Jerusalem: Tarshish Books / Goldbergs Press). [circa 1947]. First. First separate edition, reprinted from The Palestine Stories. Translated from the Hebrew by I.M. Lask. Thin octavo. Boards a bit soiled else near fine. Inscribed in Hebrew by Agnon (we believe to an unpublished American playwright named Stanley Levenson). One of only 40 copies printed. Books inscribed by the 1966 Nobel Laureate, the first Israeli to win the Prize and one of the central figures of modern Hebrew literature, are very uncommon. In addition the book is rare -- OCLC locates a single copy, at the National Library of Israel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Street Car Named Desire

      New York: New Directions. (1947). First. First edition. Very good plus in pink boards with a little rubbing to the corners, a little rubbing to the head of the spine, and a small chip to the tail of the spine, lacking the dustwrapper. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly, Spring 1947 (Volume II, Portfolio V)

      (Washington, DC / Paris): Black Sun Press. 1947. First. First edition. Portfolio with 32 loose sheets in paper folder. Edited by Henry Miller, Romare Bearden, Sam Rosenberg, and Harry T. Moore. Folder very good with dampstain, tears, and chips, and split at the fold. Interior sheets show minor signs of toning with the occasional tiny chip or subtle dampstain. Complete set with table of contents and contributors page. Includes works by Harry Thornton Moore, Harry Goode, Conrad Moricand, Edwin J. Becker, Leo Tolstoy, Anais Nin, Emanuel Carnevali, Albert Cossery, Georg Mann, Rene Batigne, Harry Crosby, Merle Hoyleman, Selden Rodman, Mason Jordan Mason, Charles Olson, Rene Belance, Vera Inber, George Leite, Modigliani, Max Ernst, Roberto Fasola, William Calfee, Jim Poe, Scipione, Justin N. Locke, Mirko, Man Ray, Carmelo and Meraud Guevara. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      (NY): New Directions, (1947). First edition. This is Williams's most famous play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the year it was published. Legend has it that the audience applauded for half an hour after the debut performance ended. Williams also wrote the screenplay for the 1951 film, which garnered fame equal to (and perhaps surpassing) that of the original play with defining performances by Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. However, many of the more sensitive aspects of the play, such as Blanche's rape and references to homosexuality, were altered or omitted in order to comply with the film industry's censorship codes. A fine copy in printed boards with a tiny nick at the top of the spine and some light rubbing. There is no fading to the spine of the book. The dust wrapper is slightly faded on the spine and has two short, closed tears, else a fine example of a book that is notoriously difficult to find in such a state.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        Heavenly City, Earthly City

      (Berkeley: Bern Porter). 1947. First. First edition. Drawings by Mary Fabilli. Fine in fine dustwrapper with two tiny tears. A beautiful, fresh copy of this uncommon first book by one of the most important poets of his era. This copy signed by the publisher Bern Porter. Of a total edition of 350 copies this is one of 250 copies in white boards (the additional 100 were in green boards and were signed by Duncan). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      ORTEGA 1947 - Lang: Español 0 BURRIANA Tamaño del cartel: 65 x 99 cm. El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

      [Bookseller: Original Poster]
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        Prologue Winter 1947

      Oregon: Reed College / Abbott, Kerns & Bell, 1947. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Winter 1947 issue of this student literary journal published at Reed College. This issue is notable for containing the first three published poems by Philip Whalen (entitled IV, VIII and XVIII). Very good condition in oblong stapled wrappers. Light dampstaining to a couple of pages. Only three copies located in institutional holdings.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member 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: Cambridge University Press 1947, 1st UK Edition. () 436;1p.l.[437]-909pp. Near fine. 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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        I, the Jury

      Dutton 1947 - First Edition, First Printing. An ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket that has some wear to spine and edges. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight and the the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Spillane First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Five on Kirrin Island Again

      Hodder, London 1947 - red leatherette binding, tiny corner bumps, neatly inscribed and dated on the first blank endpaper, a Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dustwrapper, a couple of fox spots on back panel (see images), a few minor spots on the verso of the dustwrapper, the tiniest of rubs, a beautiful copy [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Schutte]
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      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1947. Limited Edition, number 271 of 500. Vellum Binding. Folio. John Buckland-Wright. Backed in vellum with red buckram over boards as issued by Sangorski and Sutcliffe; titled in gold on the spine with decorative vignette on the front board; corners are lightly bumped along with the front edge of both boards; as usual with this volume a few leaves with foxing/toning, particularly one illustration in signature F; otherwise, contents clean and binding sound; an amazing production. Of the illustrations, the designer Christopher Sandford notes, "In his 58 illustrations Buckland Wright is both as classical and as romantic as the poet could have desired. His vision, it seems to me, approaches that of Keats as closely as is possible for any artist working in our generation. While there is more than a hint of classicism in his admirable figures, their groupings and settings are romantic." If not Buckland-Wright's finest book, this is undoubtedly among them and one of the high points of the Press. Cave and Manson in their history of the Press go so far as to suggest that it and the half dozen other high points “belong with the greatest English illustrated books of all time.” A bold assessment that is hard to argue with while pouring over page after page of Buckland-Wright's woodcuts. Cockalorum 175. Cave & Manson.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        Original Entwürfe zur Fibel Roti Rösli im Garte.

      (Zürich, 1947 - (Zürich, ca. 1947). 8°. Konvolut, bestehend aus einer Mappe mit Enwürfen zum Titel, den Seiten 5, -9, 13-17, 20, 24-25, 27, 30-32. Texte mit Schreibmaschine geschrieben, Zeichnungen in Bleistift, teils mit Farbstift leicht ankoloriert. Ferner enthalten ein Notizzettel von fis signiert, 1 kart. Blatt mit einem Lesespiel in schwarzer Tusche (Motive aus der Fibel); 1 festes Blatt mit einer Tusch- und Aquarellzeichnung (drei Kinder in einem Garten), verso beschriftet: Die Fibelkinder Anneli, Jakobli, Hansli abgedruckt im Begleitwort zur Fibel: "Ganzheitlicher Leseunterrich"; 2 feste Blatt bezeichnet "allererste Vorschläge (abgelehnt)", (Hase mit Stock und Brille, rauchender Bär), davon eines mit typographischem Text und hs. Bleistiftnotizen von fis, signiert. Beilagen: 1 Mappe mit der Druckversion der Fibel auf losen Blättern (Seite 1-32), sowie 19 lose Übungsblätter mit Versen, Fragen und Illus. zum Lesespiel. 1 Exemplar "Roti Rösli im Garte". Begleitwort zur Fibel. 2. Aufl. Zürich, Schweiz. Lehrerinnenverein und Schweiz. Lehrerverein, 1953. 1 Mappe Entwürfe von Johanna Fülscher zu "Roti Rösli im Garten. Farb. Tuschzeichnung zum Titel, 2 gedr. Bll., 3 Bl. Tuschzeichnungen. Mappen Deckel ebenfalls mit farbiger Tuschzeichnung. - Johanna Katharina Fülscher (Hamburg 1893 - 1978 Zürich), Malerin, Grafikerin, Plastikerin, illustrierte auch das Werk "Bitte, gib mir Brot". Die Fibel erschien 1947 als Teil der "Schweizerfibel Ausgabe C". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Vigiliae Christianae. A Review of Early Christian Life and Language. (1-66 / 1947-2012).

      Amsterdam / Leiden, North-Holland / Brill, 1947. - - 2013. Volumes 1-65 cloth hardcovers (red and yellow bindings) fasc. 1-5 of 2012 in paperbacks & Index to volumes 1-50. (added fasc. 1 and 2 of 2013). Very good set. See picture. 41000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers]
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        In A Lonely Place

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1947. Black cloth boards, light brown cloth spine, black titles. First edition (NAP). A haunting tale, made famous by the movie with Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. Hughes, a former journalist, was an exceptionally fine novelist. Book very good with darkening to pastedowns, a couple of small inkmarks at deckled foreedge. DJ very good minus with two chips to bottom of back panel/flap fold and three external tape repairs at spine-ends and back panel, wear and small chips to fold corners. A rare and important book. 217 pp. 1st Edition. Dustjacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Book condition: Very Good

      [Bookseller: citynightsbooks]
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      New York & London: Whittlesey House/ McGraw-Hill, (1947). First Edition. Hardcover. Some uneven sunning to the cloth at the top edge, about 1/2", most noticeable on the rear cover. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Illustrated with drawings by Maurice Sendak, the first book illustrated by him. This is ELEANOR ROOSEVELT'S COPY with both Roosevelt's bookplate and the small circular estate label, this numbered 1591, on the front pastedown. In addition, on the front endpaper is the ink-stamped statement "From The Collection of/Eleanor Roosevelt/John A. Roosevelt" SIGNED by John A. Roosevelt.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Behold This Woman

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition with proper code at rear for this publisher. Small sticker to rear pastedown else a clean very good plus to near fine example of this great noir title. Price intact dustwrapper has small chips and tears to extremities. Some typical fade to spine colors. A solid copy of a book rarely found in outstanding condition.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        The Game Fish Cyclopedia. Designed for the Sportsmen of America by The House of Seagram Fine Whiskies Since 1851

      Seagram-Distillers.. 1947.. Color poster, pictorial / pictographic map, 30 x 40 inches. Light creases from rolling. A stunning poster, richly colored and filled with information of the fish of the United States and their habitat. 53 fish are pictured around a map of the United States, with numbers to indicate their distribution. The map is illustrated with pictographs of fishermen, boats and sea creatures. The "collaborators" on the map were, respectively, the author of "North American Game Fishes," the author of "Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast from Alaska to the Equator," and the Fishing Editor of "Field and Stream." .

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      1947. 1. (BURTON,VIRGINIA LEE)illus. THE SONG OF ROBIN HOOD selected and edited by Anne Malcolmson with music arranged by Grace Castagnetta. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1947 (1947). Large 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/4"), pictorial cloth, near Fine in VG dust wrapper with chips off spine ends and slight fraying on edges. 1st edition. Designed by Burton and illustrated by her with fabulous and detailed black and whites on every page. This is one of those children's books whose design is as important as its content. A magnificent book, THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY BURTON, CALDECOTT HONOR title. (See Bader p. 203).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Skylark of Space. In collaboration with Mrs Lee Hawkins Garby. Illustrated by O. G. Estees Jr.

      Providence, Rhode Island: Hadley Publishing Company, [1947] - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the illustrated dust jacket. Spine slightly dulled, mild fading along board edges. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket. Illustrated title page and 5 full-page illustrated plates. First illustrated edition of Smith science fiction story that first appeared in the magazine Amazing Stories (1928, vol. 3, no. 5), and then in a plain unillustrated edition in 1946. This copy has a fantastic association double-inscription from both the illustrator, "11.18.84 - with sincerest respect & love, Oscar G. Estees", and the publisher, "To Jerry Weinst [sic.], Donald M. Grant". Jerry Weist was a pioneering fan, collector and bibliographer of science fiction, who in 1974 opened one of the first speciality comic stories in North America, "The Million Year Picnic", and, after years of retail, convinced Sotheby's in 1991 to mount the first major Comic Book and Comic Art auction. He served as Sotheby's comics consultant from 1990-2001, launching the first world-class market auctions in the genre.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire (Review Copy)

      Norfolk: New Directions, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. First edition of Williams' classic drama. Source for the film of the same name starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden. First performed at the Barrymore Theater in New York on December 3, 1947 directed by Elia Kazan. A splendid fine copy in boards with illustration by Lustig. Price intact dustwrapper has some offsetting to covers. Short narrow triangular closed tear near lower front panel. Spine colors only lightly faded and Williams' name is still quite readable. Minor foxing to dustwrapper flaps. Review copy with New Directions review slip laid in. Uncommon thus.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1947. First UK edition, first impression; pp. 643. Original dust jacket good, with some general wear and rubbing, a little scuffed and creased to head/tail of the spine, small rubbed area to front panel, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Original black cloth binding, very good, gilt bright. Contents clean and tight, very small signature to the front paste-down, minimal spotting to first few pages and page edges. A very good copy. Given the fragile nature of the dust jacket, this copy is remarkably good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Large 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Campions and Columbine

      Merivale Editions, [n.d.]. . Linocut, 11½ x 8 inches, no. 187 of 500 printed, signed by Bawden. Loosely held in the original printed card folder, fine. Originally commissioned in 1947, this edition was printed at the Rampant Lions Press directly from the block.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Ponte Vecchio

      1947Acquaforte stampata su carta di Cina, rame di mm. 315x228, foglio di mm.455x325. L'inc. è tratta dalla serie "Quattordici acqueforti" presentate da Giovanni Poggi e pubblicate a Firenze per Aldo Gonnelli nel 1947. Si componeva di 75 es. stampati su carta di Cina da 1 a 75 e 125 su carta avorio, numerati da 76 a 150. Il ns. è il n. 29/75 numerato e firmato dall'artista.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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        A Masque of Mercy. Signed limited edition

      New York Henry Holt and Company 1947. VG : in very good condition with slip case Limited Edition 181/751 Quarter blue buckram with olive boards and slip case 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7"). 46pp. Signed by author on limitation page.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Ode a Charles Fourier

      Editions de la Revue Fontaine Paris: Editions de la Revue Fontaine, 1947. First edition. Paperback. Fine. Small quarto. Illustrations by Frederick Kiesler. Attractive artist book with text in French by Breton. A lovely fine copy in illustrated wrappers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A superior copy.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. ]
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        Historia Del Real Monasterio De Poblet. Disertaciones Curiosas Sobre La Antigüedad De Su Fundación, Catálogo De Abades y Memorias Cronológicas De Sus Gobiernos.

      Orbis, Barcelona 1947 - 6 muy gruesos vols. en papel de hilo. Decorado con xilografías a color de Julián Nadal. Edición de sólo 375 ejs. numerados. El vol. VI es de Joaquín Guitert y Fontseré, que acabó la obra. Magnífico ejemplar muy bien encuadernado a media y tela. Lomeras con nervios, florones y tejuelos. Corte superior dorado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dreams That Money Can Buy

      New York: Films International of New York, 1947. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo. The classic illustrated film brochure for Hans Richter's surrealist experimental film. Cover collage by Max Ernst. With a stellar cast of contributors including Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Leger, Man Ray and many other surrealist luminaries. A clean near fine example. This is one of the variant yellow copies (vs the more typical green).

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Trial of the Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal (Nuremberg 14 November 1945 - 1 October 19476 Blue series 42 volumes complete)

      William Hein & Co Pub, 1947, 1995. Hardbacks.. As new condition./No dust jacket, as issued.. Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted.& A very nice set

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        The Age of Anxiety

      New York: Random House, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Stated first edition. Slight darkening to the jacket spine and toning to the rear panel. Owner name on the front free endpaper. Set in a wartime bar in New York, Auden's book-length poem won the the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1948. It was the inspiration for a symphony by Leonard Bernstein and a 1950 ballet by Jerome Robbins. Signed by Auden on the title page. (Signed as Wystan Auden) Rare signed. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. Signed by the author.

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        Tino Costa. Il.lustrat Amb 26 Dibuixos I 12 Aiguaforts Originals Compostos I Gravats Per Francesc Domingo

      Josep Janés = Edouard Chimot, Barcelona 1947 - 268pp. en papel especial de hilo y 24 láminas, 2 series, en negro y en sanguina, en grueso papel de hilo, aguafuertes originales a distintas tintas, uno de ellos iluminado a mano a varias tintas. También ilustrado con 26 dibujos entretexto, y otra lámina, punta seca original, con el retrato del autor. =Edición de sólo 146 ejs. El nuestro de la tirada de 20, para colaborador. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Foundations of Economic Analysis

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

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        CONVIVIUM - 1947 - 1969 - rivista bimestrale di lettere filosofia e storia NUOVA SERIE, Torino, Società Editrice Internazionale, 1947

      cm. 17,5 x 25, brossura, macchioline ma in complesso buone condizioni, pp. 100 circa per ogni fascicolo. Importante rivista culturale diretta da Carlo Calcaterra, con valenti collaboratori., ANNO XVI - 1947 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XX - 1952 - fasc. 1,5 ANNO XXII - 1954 - fasc. 1 ANNO XXVI . 1958 - fasc. 1,4 ANNO XXVII - 1959 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXX - 1962 - fasc. 1,2,3,4 ANNO XXXI - 1963 - fasc. 2 ANNO XXXII . 1964 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXXIII . 1965 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXXIV - 1966 - fasc. 6 ANNO XXXV - 1967 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXXVI - 1968 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXXVII- 1969 - fasc. 2,4,5,6 LA RIVISTA CESSO' NEL 1970 Offriamo questo lotto di sette annate complete + 10 fascicoli in blocco (per ora non divisibili) a euro

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        House of Incest

      [New York]: Gemor Press, [1947]. First American edition. Hardcover. 52pp. Duodecimo [20.5 cm] Orange cloth with title and author in black under an illustration of a bird with a green colored eye. Very good. Light rubbing to corners. Minor sunning to backstrip. Signed by the author in ink on the front free endsheet. Additionally signed by Larry McMurtry in pencil and Poet Ralph Pomeroy in ink (Pomeroy has also dated this the year of publication) on the front free endsheet. Ex-libris Larry McMurtry. An interesting association copy that contains signatures of three influential writers of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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