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        Tales of the South Pacific

      Macmillan, New York 1947 - Dustjacket is the variant with $3.00 price printed horizontally at base of front flap (no priority per Ahearn APG). Michener's first work of fiction, basis for the long-running Broadway musical and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1947. APG 003a. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); rust-orange cloth boards, lettered in blue on spine; dustjacket; 326pp. Usual slight tanning to text, else an unusually crisp, straight copy, free of significant wear or defects; in the original, unclipped dustwrapper, slightly rubbed and creased overall and with brief (1/4") loss at base of front panel near spine (not affecting text); Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

      New York: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. This copy with the typical browning to the paper though not as bad as usually found. The front endpaper has a small squiggle in red ink and a name written in red pencil. Near Fine, lacking a dustwrapper. Michener's first book and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions, 1947-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: New Directions, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. In original dust jacket with proper price of $2.75 intact. In Good condition, in a Fair dust jacket. Clean pages, sound binding. The pages are lightly age toned. Previous owner name inked onto front free end paper. The boards show wear and sunning, edge wear. The dust jacket shows sunning, soiling, chipping, loss and wear. Loss at the top of the spine panel, and a flap splitting at the bottom of the spine panel. The jacket is fragile along the folds. Rare with the jacket. Presents well.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        THE DIARY OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS & THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS

      Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1947, 1949., 1949 Two Volumes In The Publisher's Printed Card Slipcase Commemorating The First Edition Of The Diary Of Samuel Marchbanks. THE DIARY, a First Edition, second impression, as is called for and THE TABLE TALK a First Edition, first issue. Ex-Libris Hugo McPherson. Both fine copies in fine dustwrappers. A very scarce set. McPherson - Noted English professor, and Hawthorne Scholar, headed the Communication Department at McGill. His interesting light pencil notes throughout. A rarely seen publishing effort in the original slipcase.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE FIRST WATCH

      [New York: Marguerite and Louis Henry Cohn], Christmas 1947.. 6,[2]pp. Small octavo. Sewn printed wrappers. Decorated title-page. Fine, in original envelope. Enclosed in an extravagant full dark blue morocco slipcase, gilt extra, with silk lined folding insert. First edition. Copy #10 of sixty numbered copies (and some out-of-series copies) privately printed at the Ward Ritchie Press as the Cohns' Christmas greeting for the year. The first ten copies - of which this example must be counted - were reserved for Steinbeck, and the remaining fifty for distribution by the Cohns. The text of a 1938 extended letter by Steinbeck. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A26a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        La Légende d'Ulenspiegel, illustrée de vingt pointes sèches originales par Nicolas Eekman

      Editions H? Reims: Editions Hébé, 1947. Livre. Illus. by Nicolas Eekman. Bon. En Feuilles. Édition limitée. Reims, Editions Hébé, 1947. 2 volumes, 33 x 26 cm, 206, 228 pp. - 20 gravures hors texte en noir (comprises dans la pagination), en feuilles sous couvertures crème rempliées et imprimées, chemises et étuis de l'éditeur. Tirage à 335 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 26 sur Auvergne, deuxième papier après 9 sur Japon, comportant une SUITE des 20 pointès-sèches, présentée sous portefeuille imprimé (n° 19). Rousseurs. (MONOD, 3189) (prévoir des frais de port pour 4,5 kg).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Nineteen Stories

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1947. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Small nick to edge of lower board, upper board bowed, a little spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy in the rubbed and toned jacket with some spots, marks, nicks, and short splits. First edition, first impression, in the second issue jacket without reviews on the front panel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Die Zeichen der Zeit. Evangelische Monatsschrift. 10 Jahrgänge 1947-48; 1953-54; 1956-59; 1963; 1965 (alle bis auf 1959 vollständig),,

      Berlin, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 1947-1965. - Mit Beiträgen von: Gerhard Brennecke, Heinrich Vogel, Walter Feuerich, Kurt Druschke, August Knorr, Helmut Echternach, Christine Bourbeck, Harald Kruska, Karl Barth, Hans Urner, Wulf Thiel, Kurt Aland, Joachim Beckmann, Walter Grundmann, u. v. a. - Papier leicht gebräunt. Rücken einiger Einzelhefte etwas angeplatzt. Einbände berieben. Schuber an Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben, einige mit kleineren Einrissen, alle zudem etwas gebogen. Heftklammern mitunter etwas angerostet. Jahrgang 1954: Heft 1 an einer Ecke mit größerem Knick. Jahrgang 59: Hier fehlen Heft 7 & 8. Der Schuber weist zudem einen Wasserfleck auf. Sonst guter Zustand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Gr. 8° (23,5 x 16 cm), Orig.-Pappeinbände im Orig.-Leinenschubern.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer]
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        Album of Original Wine Bottle Labels

      c. 1947. Small quarto-sized album, with collection of sixty-six original wine labels pasted down. A handsome, interesting, and high quality collection of labels from throughout Europe during the World War Two years. Some highlights include a lovely woodcut for a 1943 Toscano Valpolicella, A Boubee Freres Bourdeaux, and a nice run of Veltliners. Some pencil text to the pages adjacent to many labels, in German, indicating purchase and drinking notes. In near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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        THE STORY OF JAPANESE RAW SILK. [Told in Forty-Seven Original Photographs]

      Tokyo:: Japanese Government Raw Silk Bureau,, 1947. Very Good++. Very Good++ album with original color patterned silk covered boards, string tied on the left as issued. Cover edge wear. The album contains forty-seven 4.3" by 6.3" original black & white photographs mounted one to a page on thick boards using corner mounts (photographs removable). Each page numbered and with corresponding numbered figure legend in English. The photographs themselves are Fine though there is some foxing to a few of the mounting boards. Note is made on the title page of a "foreword and explanation". The explanations appear to be the figure legends. There are no remnants or other evidence of missing pages. The 47 photographs trace the story of Japanese silk from "Silkworm Moths hatching and drying their wings" through "Silkworms spinning Cocoons" & "Making a skein [of silk]" finally to "Raw silk being loaded on ship for export". A unique production presented to General Daniel Noce, Chief of the Civil Affairs Division under General MacArthur with his name on the title page. No copies are located in OCLC or Via Libri. The album dates from circa 1947-1948 and likely was given to General Noce for his efforts in promoting Japanese economic development through trade. The story told through images is an important window into the state of Japanese industry and technology in the immediate post-war period. Oblong. 10.6" by 14.2". 47 Numbered Photographs. Rare.

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        Lucienne et le boucher.

      Grasset 1947 - - Grasset, Paris _1947, 13,5x20,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 28 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, le nôtre non numéroté mais bien justifié "pur fil", tirage de tête. Deux légères déchirures en pied du dos au niveau des témoins, bel exemplaire à toutes marges. Quelques tirages de têtes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Personal 'Thank You' Letter Written and Signed by C.S. Lewis 1947

      1947. Partially typewritten and mostly handwritten 'thank you' note to Miss Joan Hunt of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, signed by C.S. Lewis. Excellent condition. Standard sized envelope addressed by Lewis and postmarked Oxford Dec 15, 1947. Note paper measures 2.25 inches by 8 inches, and reads; Dec.15, 1947. Magdalen College,Oxford. Dear Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging letter. (followed by the handwritten) Yours is one of the nicest I've had. The rime, the river, and the gaggle of geese will remain long in my mind. Do you really call them gaggles in Canada or were you making a conscious archaism! No matter. yours sincerely, C.S.Lewis The identity of Miss Hunt is unknown at this time, but perhaps she had sent Lewis a letter in verse that included 'a river and a gaggle of geese' (?) that seemed to amuse him and have him question the use of the word 'gaggle'. The envelope has been roughly opened along the top and the note paper has been folded once in half. Other photos available if required..

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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        Edmund Campion. Jesuit and Martyr

      London: Hollis and Carter,, 1947. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 8 plates. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Lower edge bumped, cloth a little dulled and spotted, spine slightly faded, spine titles dulled. A very good copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, toned, and spotted jacket with a few nicks and short closed tears. Second edition, with a new introduction by the author. Inscribed by Waugh on the half-title, "With happy & grateful memories of Dundee, from Evelyn Waugh. Oct 26, 1949". At the outbreak of the Second World War Waugh joined the marine infantry brigade and, after seeing action on the Libyan coast in April 1941, returned to Britain and spent about a year on active duty in Scotland before breaking his leg and obtaining temporary leave to begin writing Brideshead Revisited.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Miracle on 34th Street

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1947. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine in silver, Santa Claus design to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. An exceptional, fresh copy in the bright dust jacket with a couple of tiny nicks at the end of the spine panel and a short closed tear at the fold of the front flap. First edition, first printing and a beautiful copy. This novella was written by screenwriter Valentine Davies to accompany the release of the film version, which starred Maureen O'Hara and won Academy Awards for best writing (for an original story) and best screenplay.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Saül - Philoctète *

      Ides & Calendes, Neuchâtel & Paris 13.7.1947. - Broché 23 x 17, couverture illustrée imprimée rempliée. Tranches insolées. Bel exemplaire de tête au royal chiffre inaugural, son prestige encore rehaussé d'un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur au faux-titre.Une postface de Richard Heyd, directeur éditorial et proche de Gide, donne quelques éclaircissements sur l'historique littéraire de ces deux pièces.Les compositions tricolores de l'artiste, de format carré sur deux tiers de pages, ont un petit air de famille avec celles de Maurice Denis pour "Le voyage d'Urien", peut-être dû au format et aux tons pastels. Édition définitive. Parmi 21 exemplaires de tête sur vergé Guarro Molivell, , le premier des 6 numérotés (I) et nominatifs hors commerce, avant 53 Marais et 3'550 vergé ivoire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: William Heinemann, Ltd,, 1947. Octavo (200 × 148 mm). Contemporary orange morocco by Zaehnsdorf, spines gilt in compartments, boards bordered in gilt with arabesque cornerpieces, gilt roundel to each board, the upper board depicting Alice and the lower board the Cheshire Cat, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and top edge gilt Colour frontispiece and 12 plates. Spine toned, corners a little rubbed. An excellent copy. A handsomely bound copy of the Rackham Alice, originally published in 1907.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Teton Mountains: Their History and Tradition With an Account of the Early Fur Trade, Trappers, Missionaries, Mountain Men and Explorers Who Blazed the Trails Around the Inspiring Peaks by Nolie Mumey

      The Artcraft Press 1947 - Very good. No dust jacket as issued. very minor wear to corners of spine, clean text, minor pencil notations concerning book inside front cover and on FFEP, custom slipcase has some small smudges on the sides 462 p. Beautiful book, #544 of 700 signed copies, in a custom slipcase with a Plasti-Kleer protective cover, untrimmed pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Earthlight Books]
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        Put moei zhizni: Vospominania Mitropolita Evlogia

      YMCA Paris 1947 - First edition of the memories of the Metropolitan Evlogia; whole leather binding without title; original wrappers bound in the book; 677 pages plus illustrations; binding excellent, book very good with very few usage signs; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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        LE JOUEUR. Illustrations de GRAU SALA.

      - (480) Exemplaire enrichi d'un dessin original de l'artiste exécuté en page de faux-titre accompagné d'un envoi: A madame Si. [?] hommage de l'illustrateur Signature Paris 49. AUTEUR: Fedor DOSTOIEVSKI. Traduction de Sylvie LUNEAU. TITRE: LE JOUEUR. Illustrations de GRAU SALA. LIEU: ÉDITEUR, DATE: Paris: FERNAND HAZAN, 1947. Edition tirée sur vélin des papeteries Johannot. Celui-ci , un des 125 exemplaire contenant une suite des iillustrations, numérotés de 1 à 126, portant le N°94. COLLATION: 236 pages, 1 ff. (Complet) FORMAT: Petit In-4 (16.5 x 25.5 cm) RELIURE: Volume broché, sous une couverture rempliée. Accompagné d'un double emboitage (chemise + étui de feutrine respectivement jaune et marron). ILLUSTRATIONS: Illustré moderne orné de belles compositions du peintre espagnol GRAU SALA, soit 1 frontispice et 17 en-têtes de Emile GRAU SALA, gravés sur bois par A. Marliat, et imprimés en couleurs + Suite. ÉTAT: Couverture partiellement volante, un brin roussie. Assemblage des cahiers brochés fendu en deux parties. Infimes rousseurs, la plupart en marge du texte. Traces au niveau du double emboitage. POIDS: 1.340 Kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gribaudo Vandamme]
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        Bend Sinister

      New York: Henry Holt and Company,, 1947. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, spine titles dulled, minor bubbling to upper board, spotting to endpapers, edges of text block, and early leaves. A very good copy in the rubbed and somewhat dulled jacket with some nicks at the ends of the spine panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Long Pursuit

      New York: Rinehart, 1947. First Edition. Satirical novel about an American radio troupe touring post-war Germany as part of a USO tour, drawing heavily on Freeman's own experience as a writer for the popular radio quiz show Information Please. The lengthy inscription is to American Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who at this time would have been just seventeen years old. The connection between Sondheim and Freeman is unclear, but it is certainly plausible that they could have encountered one another - either through upper class New York circles, in which both traveled; or through the progressive preparatory school Sondheim attended (Fieldston School); or through mutual acquaintances on Broadway, where Sondheim at this time was working his first job in show-business, as a production assistant on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro. Sondheim's name does not appear in the finding aid to Freeman's archives at the Hoover Institution. Octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards, lettered in gilt; dustjacket; 310pp. Warmly and lengthily inscribed to a young Stephen Sondheim in year of publication: "To Stephen Sondheim: novelist and musician - With all good wishes," followed by a lengthy quotation from Proust's The Past Recaptured. Bottom board edges rubbed; abrasions along front and rear joints (external); otherwise just light wear, in the original, unclipped dustwrapper, Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        With Fly, Plug and Bait

      New York: William Morrow & Company. Very Good+. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3/4 dark green morocco, top edge gilt, vii, 640p., index. **Copy number 171 of 249 signed by the author, with suite of color plates in envelope, in publisher's dark green box.; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: HJHurley]
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        Les Baisers. illustrations de P.-E. Bécat

      Paris Eryx 1947. Livre en feuilles (168pp.) sous couverture beige rempliée, dans une étui cartonnée d'éditeur (le dos manque), 26.5x20cm. Belle exmplaire sauf l'étui. Rare!! Editions limité a 695 exemplaires numérotés dont 21 exemplaires sur Annam, numérotés de 23 à 43, auxquels il a été ajouté un croquis original, un dessin original décoratif encre, une décomposition, trois suites dont une coloriée, une planche refusée en deux états, en bromure essai, un patron. Ici c'est n° 23.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        50 Photographs

      New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, (1947). Near fine in a good jacket with restoration to repair a split at the spine. Presents nicely.. First Edition. Quarto. Number 600 of 1500 numbered copies initialed by Weston. Designed by Merle Armitage. An American classic: Weston chose the 50 images himself. (Roth 128-129, Open Book 150-151).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Photography from the V-2 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 160 kilometers

      Naval Research Laboratory Washington DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 1947. The First Published Photographs of the Earth Taken from Space 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. First Edition of the first published photographs of the Earth from space?the first photographs to show the earth?s curvature Extremely rare?the distribution list on p. iii of Bergstralh?s report indicates that only 47 copies were prepared for various military, academic and private research institutions. 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). The present report announces that photographs were taken from more than 100 miles above the earth. ?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? (p. 1). 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 ?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.? Newell, High Altitude Rocket Research (1953), pp. 284-288. Krause, ?High altitude research with V-2 rockets,? Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 91 (1947): 430-446. Reichhart, ?The first photo from space,? Air & Space Magazine, Smithsonian Institution, 1 Nov. 2006 (web).

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        The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks ---with The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks ---by Robertson Davies -TWO VOLUMES ( Book 1 and 2 of the Trilogy )( DIARY is a 1947 Signed Copy )

      Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1947 and 1949, 1st Edition, 1st Printing for both , 1947. -----------2 volumes, hardcover, both with a bit of age darkening to the text block, ---DIARY is a Very Good+ copy in red cloth, in an attractive Good dustjacket with some browning to the spine, a bit of shallow chipping at spine tips of jacket, two gently bumped corners, front blank endpaper has been replaced, this copy has been signed without inscription by ROBERTSON DAVIES and dated by him Dec 23 1947, a very early signature and quite uncommon on this his second book (preceded by Shakespeare's Boy Actors in 1939 ), overall an attractive pleasing copy ---TABLE is a Near Fine copy in red cloth, in a Very Good dustjacket with a bit of age darkening to the spine, a wee bit of very shallow chipping at spine tips, TABLE is NOT signed, both jackets are now in hi-quality mylar protectors, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good. Illus. by Clair Stewart.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Off to Buffalo [Give My Regards to Broadway] (Original screenplay for the 1948 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947. Final Script for the 1948 film musical, "Give My Regards to Broadway" (here under the working title, "Off to Buffalo") directed by Lloyd Bacon, written for the screen by Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt, and starring Dan Dailey and Charles Ruggles. & & A solid Fox Technicolor musical from stalwart director Lloyd Bacon ("42nd Street," "Footlight Parade") about a family of entertainers who after years of success are facing the end of their road. & & Blue studio wrappers, stamped FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 152 and copy No. 196, dated March 21, 1947, with a holograph ink notation of the film's ultimate title, "Give My Regards to Broadway" just above the printed title, "Off to Buffalo," along with a notation of "Env. 1634" (in the same black ink) at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Hoffenstein and Reinhardt. 129 leaves (with 11 more leaves, numbered 1-11, titled "Added Scenes," at the end), mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/27/47 and 7/9/47. Penciled holograph initials on the verso of several leaves, presumably indicating completed review of producers. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Nineteen Stories

      Heinemann, London 1947 - HARDBACK - A very good or better book that has been Inscribed by the author to the title page. There is a small owners name and date that has been neatly crossed out to the ffep. The inner pages are clean, and the blue boards are fresh, with no fading. The dust wrapper is a nice example with just a touch of nibbling to the spine tips, but clean in appearence. Correctly priced at 8s.6d.net as called for. A most attractive example of a scarce title, Inscribed by the author [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Romancer popular de la terra catalana. Cançons feudals cavalleresques. Recullides i ordenades per . Il lustrades per Joan G.-Junceda

      La Llumenera, Barcelona 1947 - Fol., XX p., 213 p., 1 hoj., casi todas ilustradas en color. Ejemplar nº 72 de una tirada de 300. Papel hilo, barbas. Tela original, figuras y letras doradas en plano, lomo cuajado. Impresión a dos tintas. Estuche. Muy buen ejemplar. Segunda edición de esta meritoria recopilación de 33 romances populares catalanes, escritos para ser cantados, recogidos de diarios y revistas, hojas sueltas, o por tradición oral. Magnífica impresión, en gran papel, con los maravillosos dibujos de Junceda, todos en color, y la mayoría a toda página. El texto, de color gris, aparece dentro de un recuadro orlado del mismo tono, las capitales y la numeración de las páginas figuran en tonalidades rojizas, y todas las ilustraciones y viñetas están bellamente policromadas. Cancioneros. Cataluña. Literatura catalana. Poesía catalana. Literatura popular. Songbooks. Catalonia. Catalan literature. Catalan poetry. Popular literature.

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        PAPERMAKING IN INDO-CHINA (INDO CHINA). Limited Edition

      Chillicothe OH:: Dard Hunter, Mountainhouse Press,, 1947. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED BY DARD HUNTER ON COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition LIMITED EDITION OF 182 SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS No. 151. Complete with 16 plates and 2 paper samples as issued. The handmade paper was made in 1932 in Dard Hunter's mill at Lime Rock, Connecticut. The title page device was printed from a woodcut found in Tonkin; the typographical ornaments used as chapter headings, as well as the borders, were cut and cast especially for this book by Dard Hunter, Junior; the woodblock used in printed the cover paper was procured in China. This edition has been bound by Peter Franck, Sherman, Connecticut. The binding is quarter red morocco with gilt Buddha pattern paper covered boards, gilt lettering spine. Minimal cover edge wear, foxing. 4to. 102 pp. + samples. Original bill of sale from 1947 laid-in.

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        NICHOLAS AND THE FAST MOVING DIESEL

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Color Patterns for Decoys [Mallards, Pintails, Blackduck, Green-Winged Teal; Canada Goose, Brant, Widgeons, Surf Scooters, American Scooters; Broadbills, Redheads, Canvasbacks, Goldeneyes]

      N.p., n.d. [ca. late 1940s]. Published in Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266; and again in Duck Decoys (1953), as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Each about 14-3/4 x 13 inches. Three large acrylic paintings on canvas board, each showing the design of 8 duck decoys, side views, for a total of 24 figures in all. Signed in pencil on back of one painting, Edgar Burke, MD, Jersey City, N.J., Medical Center. Framed. Fine. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV . Edgar Burke, MD (1889-1950) successfully combined the vocation of medicine (he was a member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons) and the avocation of sport. He was an enthusiastic wildfowler and upland gunner, an expert angler and fly tier (he designed the flies "Doctor Burke" and "Family Secret") and was interested in pigeon racing and cock fighting (it was he, in the Jersey City cock-fights of the 1930s, who sewed up the wounds of the injured birds). He was also a celebrated sporting artist, illustrating two Derrydale Press classics, Feathered Game (1929) and Upland Game Bird Shooting in America (1930), and producing front cover vignettes for seven more, including Grouse Feathers, and De Shootinest Gent'man. He was, notes Siegel, a childhood companion and lifetime friend of Derrydale proprietor Eugene Connett. These paintings, from the late 1940s, represent Burke's finest work in an area where he was an acknowledged master. They were published in Connett's Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266, illustrating the chapter Burke wrote. Connett used the plates again in honor of his friend in Duck Decoys (1953) as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Highly decorative sporting art with the finest provenance

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: citynightsbooks]
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        5 Zeitgedichte illustriert von Eric. [SIGNED]

      Self published Self-published, 1947. Softcover. g. Folio. Unpaginated. Original decorative string-bound wrappers with title and Bodlander's signature in water color on front cover. Rare and fascinating artist copy depicting women selling their bodies for food or money in post-war Germany. It is illustrated with 5 original art works pasted on paper (2 in pen and ink and 3 in water color). Each drawing is signed by the artist and has a printed poem pasted on the opposite page (2 from Heinz Schneekloth, 1 from Johann Schöll, 1 from E. G. Schäfer, and 1 from Dr. Kallenbach). Eric Bodlander was a staff member of the Allied Control Commission in Germany and thus had a close look at the chaotic situation the civilian population was facing less than 2 years after World War II. Some age wear on wrappers with foxing and age-toning on covers. Some creasing and closed tears along edges of wrappers. Sporadic foxing along margin of paper (not affecting illustrations). Poems in German. Wrappers in overall fair to good-, interior in good to very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Explorations *

      Vrille, Paris 30.7.1947. - Broché oblong 26 x 33, couverture imprimée rempliée, dos noir muet. Petit manque de papier en 4e couverture. Étrange album onirique, suite de dix textes et dessins intimement liés, ne serait-ce que par le thème obsédant du désir, les premiers évoquant les expériences d'écriture automatique. Édition originale. L'un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Bellegarde, après 10 exemplaires de tête enrichis d'un dessin et d'une suite.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        PÈLERINAGE A TRAVERS LE VIEUX TROYES

      Troyes: Imprimerie Paton 1947. [Troyes: Imprimerie Paton, 1947].. Quarto. Text and ornaments printed in red and green. Loose folded sheets, laid into printed decorated chemise and slipcase (the latter somewhat darkened and rubbed). First edition. Illustrated with 31 wood engravings by Favet, 26 of them full-page, the remainder as ornaments (this copy lacks one of the main bifolia bearing a woodcut, #6 in the sequence). This is copy "II" of 25 copies numbered in Roman, hors commerce, in addition to 200 regular numbered copies, and fifty in deluxe formats, all printed on Vélin Crèvecoeur du Marais. It contains two duplicate suites of the woodcuts, one in sanguine on Vélin d'Angoumois créme pur fil, and one with the woodcuts printed against a yellow background. The text is dedicated " A Ina Helen et à Harold C. Geyer ...," and to one other party. The half- title of this copy bears a 19 line, closely written presentation inscription, signed by Favet, to Harold C. Geyer, dated 15 January 1948, extending the dedication of this work to him. Favet also designed a large pictorial bookplate for Ina Helen and Harold Geyer, and an example is affixed to the slipcase.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Portrait photograph of Virgil Thomson

      New York, june 4, 1947. (THOMSON, VIRGIL) 25.2 x 20.1 cm. (approximately 10 x 8 inches). Bust portrait of composer. Fine. Embossed stamp lower right. Atelier stamp on rear, docketed in pencil with he name of the sitter, the date of the session, and reference to negative and print ("V - DD - 7"). Reproduced in Mauriber PORTRAITS (1978)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Qui. Lithographie.

      Zürich, Wolfensberger, 1947 - 128 x 90,5 cm, Zustand B Herausgeber: Comité des Syndicats pro AVS. (Gewerkschaftliches Aktions-Komitee pro AHV). Plakat für die welsche Region. 1200 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        INTRODUCTION AU CORAN. & LE CORAN. Traduction selon un essai de reclassement des Sourates.

      Paris, G.P. Maisonneuve 1947 - (Collection «Islam d'hier et d'Aujourd'hui. Volume IV-V». 3 volumes. Vol. I. Introduction, in-16°, de LIX-273 pp.(ed.1947). Coran, T. I (1949), XII-536 p., T. II (1950), pp. 537-1240, index. Paris, G.P. Maisonneuve, 1947-1949-1951. Brochés. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectionOrientales]
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        Under the Volcano

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First American Edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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