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        Historically important ìConfidentialî Marshall Plan Organization Chart, edited in pen and ink, returned by President Truman to Treasury Secretary Snyder with Trumanís letter to Snyder enclosing ìthe confidential documents which you left with me yesterdayÿî ñ Five months later, Congress passed the law creating the Economic Cooperation Administration to administer the Marshall Plan

      Typed Letter Signed ìH.S.T.î as President, 1p, 6.25î x 9.25î. On watermarked White House stationery, Washington, D.C., October 29, 1947. In memo form to Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder. Penciled in upper right ìThe Presidentî in unknown hand. Fine Condition. President Trumanís Appointments Calendar for October 28, 1947: ì12:30 pm The Secretary of the Treasury.î --- from the Truman Library In full, Enclosed are the confidential documents which you left with me yesterday. I am very certain that we will eventually get a plan worked out that will be satisfactory to all concerned. I know I can always count on you for the proper advice and cooperation.î Trumanís letter has been attached to a 10.5î x 8î printed organization chart, noted in type ìConfidentialî in the upper and lower right; slightly rusted paper clip still present. Light folds, edge tears mended on verso. This is ostensibly the first Organization Chart for the ECA (Marshall Plan) developed by the Truman Administration, weeks before Congress even began debating its creation. There are additions in pen and ink by Snyder and/or Truman: (1) three heavy lines directly connecting the State Department with the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris (2) dashed lines directly connecting the U.S. Embassies with the foreign governments (3) arrows directly connecting ECA Procurement Control with the Civilian Conservation Corps of the Agriculture Department and connecting the Bureau of Federal Supply with the Treasury Department. On June 5, 1947, five months before Pres. Truman wrote this letter, in a commencement address at Harvard University, Secretary of State George C. Marshall first called for American assistance in restoring the economic infrastructure of Europe. Western Europe responded favorably. The Paris Conference on European Economic Recovery was held from July to September 1947. The 16 countries present signed the report of the Committee of European Economic Cooperation on September 22, 1947. Congress had recessed on July 27th. It was not until Congress reconvened on November 17th that the Marshall Plan was discussed. Debate continued into the January 6, 1948, opening of the Second Session. It wasnít until April 2, 1948, that Congress passed the Economic Cooperation Act establishing the Economic Cooperation Administration to administer the Marshall Plan; President Truman signed it the next day. This original Organization Chart calls the new agency the ìEuropean Cooperation Administration.î Also labeled are ìSpecial US Representative for ERPî and ìERP Specialistsî at the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris. ERP, the European Recovery Program, was the official name of the Marshall Plan. John W. Snyderís close friendship with Harry S. Truman began in 1928 when Truman was a Jackson County Judge. They served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. When Lt. Col. Truman was promoted to Colonel, Major Snyder was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of Col. Trumanís Missouri Regiment, the 381st Field Artillery, 102nd Division. Snyder was later Assistant to the Director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (1940-1944) and served President Truman as his Federal Loan Administrator (1945), Director of the Office of Mobilization and Reconversion (1945-1946), and Secretary of the Treasury (1946-1953).

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        The Prints of Paul Klee

      NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1947. Second edition. Hardcover. Booklet in stiff yellow wrappers. Fine in near fine salmon cloth portfolio, cloth ties, spine and front cover paper labels./No Dust Jacket. Klee, Paul. 12 page booklet. 29.5 x 21 cm. Forty lithographs, thirty-two in black and white, eight in color. List of Plates. Catalogue of Prints, etchings and lithographs. Limited edition, one of 2000 printed by the Meriden Gravure Co. Color plates were reproduced in stencil by Esther Gentle. FREITAG 4870. LUCAS p159. Plates loose as issued.

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        Quelques Vers . Poèmes Saturniens. Fêtes Galantes. La Bonne Chanson. Romances Sans Paroles. Avec Un Préface De François Coppée. Et 18 Lithographies De J.m. Mallol Suazo.

      Torn, Barcelona 1947 - 157 págs. en muy buen papel de hilo. Muy cuidada estampación a tres tintas. Edición unica de 140 ejemplares. Firmado por el pintor. 18 litografías originales. Muy buen ejemplar con una elegante encuadernación a media piel. Lomera con nervios. Corte superior dorado. Oferta Especial: La librería Balagué Llibrería Antiquaria ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 10%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 800. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        IMPORTANT SIGNED SINATRA LETTER AND PHOTOGRAPH AT A PIVOTAL POINT IN HIS CAREER

      8"x10" B&W photograph inscribed "To Rose Mary, fondly, Frankie". A few small spots at right of picture. Accompanied by 1 TLS on letterhead of THE FRANK SINATRA PROGRAM. May 15, 1947. Not only signed by type by Frank Sinatra to Rose Mary, the editor of the Super Sinatra fan magazine. Aside from his continued use of the adjective "swell," he informs her that his last program for Old Gold would be on June 4th [1947], a program where he sang six Gershwin songs that were to be a part of his repertoire. He notes that we would be back on the air on the Hit Parade in September (September 6, 1947] with Axel [Storndahl, the arranger he had hired away from Tommy Dorsey, causing further animosity between the two] and the Pied Pipers. (Later that year he would be joined by Doris Day.) It was this stint on the Hit Parade where he exercised considerable artistic control. Although his career was at a crossroads, he recorded 73 songs for Columbia that year but had only a small hit; it was this year when the 'Mortimer incident' took place beginning a decline placing this as the period that appeared to be one of the low points of his career. Photographs and accompanying letters from this period are scarce..

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        CHIEF MECHANICAL ENGINEER'S DEPT. FORMULAE FOR THE REPAIR OF CARRIAGE STOCK

      DERBY UK: LONDON, MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAY COMPANY, 1947. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 107 PAGE BOOK ISSUED TO FITTERS IN THE 1940'S FOR THE REPAIR OF CARRIAGE ROLLING STOCK ON THE LONDON, MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY COMPANY. THE BOOK INCLUDES GENERAL NOTES, LIFTING FORMULA, UNDERFRAME AND BOGIE EXAMINATION, BODY AND INTERIOR REPAIRS INCLUDING GENERAL REPAIRS, ELECTRICAL FORMULA, EXAMINATION OF TRAIN LIGHTING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, AXLEBOX OILING INSTRUCTIONS. INCLUDES SMALL DESIGNS OF GAUGES FOR ADJUSTMENT OF VEHICLES AND WEAR ON COMPONENTS. TIGHT FIRM AND CLEAN THROUGHOUT THE BOOK HAS BEEN AMENDED FROM ISSUE/PRINTING IN 1947 THROUGH TO 1956 WITH SUPPORTED INSERTS ATTACHED AND MEMOS ISSUED BY THE CARRIAGE & WAGON WORKS MANAGER'S OFFICE AT DERBY. THE BOOK HAS VARIOUS SIGNATURES AND STAMPS RELATING TO LMSR CARRIAGE AND WAGON SECTION AT DERBY AT VARIOUS PLACES WITHIN THE BOOK. BLUE CARD SOFT COVER WITH BLACK TITLES AND SPORTING SIGNATURES ON FRONT. SOME SLIGHT WEAR AND RUBBING TO EXTREMES AND ONE STAIN MARK ON FRONT. SOME SLIGHT CREASING. STAPLED..

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        Merle Armitage: Dance Memoranda (Second Edition, inscribed to composer Arthur Berger)

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

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        Miracle on 34th Street

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947. A very good copy; square, sharp, clean and tight. Minor rubbing at the crown and bottom edge. the dust jacket very good; minor chipping at the edges and folds. This is Valentine Davies's signature novel, upon which the classic film is based. Scarcely ever offered signed by the author.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book Club Edition.

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        Forlorn Sunset

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. 1947. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 5.75 x 8.25 in.: 212 pages. Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. First edition of Heinlein's first published book, with the Scribner's 'A' and seal on copyright page. Dustjacket is first state, with original $2.00 price marked on front flap, and appears to be complete, but has a small indent in back part and is lightly worn at edges. Book has prior owner's bookplate on front flyleaf and a vertical crease from top to bottom edge in the front board. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. This book, Heinlein's first book written for young adults, is about three teenagers who participate in a pioneering flight to the Moon. It also served as the plot basis for the 1950 movie 'Destination Moon' on which Heinlein was one of three co-authors of the script, and who served as a technical advisor to the production. .

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        Miracle on 34th Street

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947. First Edition (first printing). The beloved story of an old man who thinks he is Santa Claus. Based on the classic Christmas film starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood. A brilliant, clean copy of a book which is notoriously difficult to find in collectible condition. Fine/Fine. A small price-sticker attached to the rear dust jacket flap. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

      Photograph. Small but very interesting archive. About Fine. Wonderful 8" x 10" photograph of Keller seated on a couch with her companion Polly Thomson, the two facing slightly toward each other and clasping right hands, a dog at their feet. With a fine INSCRIPTION at the bottom half of the photo: "To: Dr. William C. Still/with memories of a fas-/cinating experience." SIGNED by Keller in her typical pencil and by Thomson in ink and dated by Keller "January 20th 1947." The experience Keller refers to is an electroencephalographic study done of her by Dr. Still, the results of which were published in the May 1947 issue of ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY. Included with the photograph of Keller is a copy of that issue of the journal as well as an 8" x 10" photograph of the equipment used in the procedure. Photographs signed by Keller are quite uncommon; those with such a fine inscription as this are scarce. Keller almost always wrote in pencil, and with photographs often the lead did not take well to the image and all that remains is the impression from the pencil in the photo with none of the lead from the pencil. In this case, while the writing is not dark, it is legible.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Zwickledt, 16. IV. 1947. - 1 S. Qu.-kl.-4to. Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u.). An einen namentlich nicht genannten Bürgermeister: "Herzlich berührt danke ich für Ihren Glückwunsch zum 10. 4. [d. i. Kubins Geburtstag]. Aus den schönen Worten welche Sie s. Zt. unserem lieben Kollegen Kokoschka sandten schließe ich, gewiß mit Recht, auf lebhafte Teilnahme an der Kunst unserer Zeit [.]". - Mit kleinen Randläsuren; beiliegend zwei eh. datierte und signierte Dankeskarten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        STEEPLE BUSH (Signed First Trade Edition)

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First edition. Fine/Very Good +. A Fine copy of the first trade edition, in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Price clipped jacket with mild toning along the spine and edges, otherwise quite nice. SIGNED by the author on the half-title. This book was produced as both a signed, limited edition and as a trade edition. Signed copies of the trade edition, such as this one, are generally scarcer than the limited edition. & & One of his last collections, "Steeple Bush" demonstrates Frost';s ability "to branch out in new directions, taking more direct cognizance than in previous collections of the issues affecting the contemporary world" (Thompson & Winnick, 154). Additional images available upon request. Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

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        Steeple Bush

      Henry Holt NY: Henry Holt, 1947. First edition. One of 751 copies signed by Frost. Title page decoration by Loren MacIver. In a review in the June 1, 1947 issue of the New York Times, Randall Jarrell singles out “Directive,” an early poem in Frost’s penultimate collection, for possessing “so much longing, tenderness, and passive sadness.” For Jarrell, the dirgeful majesty of “Directive” was a reminder of Frost’s greatness as a poet who has “written so well about the actions of ordinary men.” Very fine in cloth-backed boards with glassine wrapper and publisher’s slipcase.

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        STEEPLE BUSH

      New York: Holt, 1947.. Cloth backed gilt decorated boards. Fine in lightly smudged and corner worn slipcase. First edition, limited issue. One of 751 numbered copies, specially printed and bound and signed by the author. CRANE A30.

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        Fine Structure of the Hydrogen Atom by a Microwave Method

      Lancaster and New York: American Physical Society. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the discovery of the "Lamb shift" "Shortly after World War II, Lamb began his work to check the accuracy of the predictions of Paul Dirac as they related to the energy levels and spectral lines of hydrogen. Dirac's quantum mechanical theory predicted that the hydrogen atom had two possible energy states with equal energies. Lamb's accurate work using radiofrequency resonance techniques, reported in 1947, revealed that there was a minute difference in these energy levels. Small as it was, this Lamb shift necessitated a revision of the theory of the interaction of the electron with electromagnetic radiation. For this work Lamb was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics, which he shared with another leader of research at Columbia, Polykarp Kusch, with whom he had performed wartime research in developing microwave radar" (.Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "First measurements of the fine structure of the hydrogen atom, the Lamb shift. Nobel prize to W.E. Lamb awarded in 1955 'for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum.'" IN: The Physical Review, Vol 72, No 3, August 1, 1947, pp. 241-243. Lancaster, PA., and New York, NY: American Physical Society, 1947. Quarto, original wrappers. Tiny bump to outer edge, otherwise fine. Rare in wrappers.

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        SCOTT-KING'S MODERN EUROPE

      Chapman & Hall 1947 - First edition. Original blue cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the endpaper, "For J.Paul/ with best wishes from / Evelyn Waugh". A very good copy indeed in a very good dustwrapper, which has just minor rubbing to the corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        LA BONNE PEINTURE.

      - Le salon carré, éditions G. Grégoire, 1947. In-8 en feuilles, sous chemise décorée et double emboîtage ornementé, 137pp. Illustré par des eaux-fortes couleurs de TOUCHAGUES. Ouvrage tiré à 280 exemplaires sur vélin et illustré d’EAUX-FORTES ORIGINALES EN COULEURS DE TOUCHAGUES; celui-ci l’un des exemplaires nominatifs réservé au maître graveur Raymond HAASEN qui réalisa les estampes, augmenté d’une suite des gravures.

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        Chamber Music

      London: Privately printed, May, 1947. A cycle of thirty-six songs for tenor & bass-Baritone, with Accompaniments and Preludes for the Pianoforte – Music by John Frost. Opus 12. London 1945–1947. 4 quires, sewn. In black cloth solander case and chemise. Hand-coloured illustration to upper wrapper of volume I. Ownership signature to title page, occasional pencilled notes. A little rubbed and toned, a few small nicks to edges. Very good condition. First edition, first impression. An unrecorded Joyce item.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

      New York: New Directions, (1947). First Edition. Hardcover. Light chipping to the head of the spine of the book and typical wear to the bottom edge. Dustwrapper is chipped at the top front corner and at the spine tips but with no loss to the lettering which is still clear. Very Good in a Good or better dustwrapper. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This was Assistant to the Producer Irving Schneider's copy with his pencil signature on the front endpaper. Schneider is listed at the bottom of the cast page. Laid in is a 5" x 7" black-and-white photograph of Kim Hunter, who played Stella Kowalski in the original production, SIGNED by the actress.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM SIGNED: "Serenade

      1947. Manuscript. Very Good and scarce. Holograph Manuscript of "Serenade," first published in the periodicals ATLANTIC in November 1947 and PHOENIX QUARTERLY in 1948 and later included in Auden's 1951 collection NONES. It consists of three stanzas, each with eight lines, on the recto of an unlined 8-1/2" x 11" paper neatly penned completely in Auden's hand with a SIGNED INSCRIPTION at the bottom "To Bill/from/Wystan./June 26th 1947." According to Mendelson, Auden composed this poem in June 1947. There are several differences in punctuation between this manuscript and the printed version, but more importantly are word changes in four lines. Auden salutes the "incumbent" night in the printed version but here salutes the "threatening" night at the end of the first stanza. "The child with careful charm" is here "The careful child with charm." Auden also uses "that" for "which" in line 22 and "from" for "of" in the last line. Alas, we do not know who Bill is. Once folded in quarters, there is a visible but not disconcerting crease mark where folded as well as some minor general wrinkling. Two words in the third line are a little smudged but still readable. With an early undated typed transcription.

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        Kiss of Death (Original Film Pressbook)

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

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        Apollinaire *

      P. Seghers, (Paris) 30.10.1947. - Broché, couverture illustrée. Tranches un brin insolées. Exemplaire qui n'a pas volé son nom de cette agréable petite monographie illustrée, contenant un éventail de textes d'Apollinaire, après le traditionnel essai introductif (c'est la formule de cette inégalable collection), agrémentée d'un envoi de l'auteur. Joint un petit cliché original du fac-similé manuscrit de l'un des plus émouvants poèmes typographié dans le volume, "Tristesse d'une étoile", évoquant la célèbre blessure de guerre à la tête du poète-soldat.Par quelle magie ce volume en a-t-il doublé d'épaisseur ? Édition originale. L'un des 50 et quelques exemplaires de tête numérotés sur pur fil du Marais.

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        To a God Unknown

      New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First Printing (First Published 1933 on copyright page) of Steinbeck's third book, one of only 598 copies bound and sold (Goldstone & Payne). Small, thick 8vo: [6],325,[1]pp. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained black, illustrated end papers, title page vignette, pictorial dust jacket priced $2.00. Book plate of Virginia bibliophile Christopher Clark Geest to front paste down. Slight sunning to edges (as often), else an exceptional, virtually pristine example, square, tight and probably unread, gilt lettering and top stain undiminished, pages clean and crisp; jacket's spine panel ends rubbed and nicked, else about Fine, vivid and vibrant. Highly collectible. Goldstone & Payne A3a. & Imbued with the ideas of Joseph Campbell, replete with numerous mythological and religious allusions "to make a point about the close relationship of man with nature and to assert the necessity of acknowledging that interrelationship if mankind hopes to develop in unity with its environment." Steinbeck met Campbell in 1930 and became part of, together with other close friends, an intellectual circle often meeting for late-night discussions at the Monterey laboratory of Steinbeck's close friend Edward Flanders Ricketts." (The Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        IN A LONELY PLACE.

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1947 - Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Basis for the 1950 noir film starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, directed by Nicholas Ray. Haycraft-Queen "cornerstone." Light rubbing to lower edges, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with light rubbing, mainly to corners and edges, minor chips from lower spine panel and lower rear corner, several tiny closed tears, and some age-darkening to white lettering on spine panel. The front panel of the jacket is nice and bright. An attractive copy of an elusive book. (#81975) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A grouping of six titles on Ozark folk tales, each signed and with presentation inscriptions by the author to Irene and Jack Carlisle

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

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        River of Grass

      2012. Soft Cover. Fine. Soft Cover. Number 22 of 36 copies. A stunning work by noted book artist, Dorothy Simpson Krause. From the artist's statement: "This homage to Marjory Stoneman Douglas, (1947-1997), and her seminal book, "The Everglades: River of Grass" combines my images of the Everglades with historic photographs, documents and maps. Forty miles wide and over 100 miles long this slow moving river ranges from a few inches to a few feet in depth. Only half it's original size, the Everglades has been largely destroyed to meet the demands of urban and agricultural growth. The ongoing battle for restoration of the Everglades is a moral test which hopefully we will pass." The book's exquisite images evoke the beauty and mystery of the Everglades, which are "one of the unique regions of the earth, remote, never wholly known" (Marjory Douglas). Printed on Yu Kou paper heavy,on the Oki C9650 laser printer with letterpress overlay printed on the Vandercook 4 with metallic inks. Interleaved with Yu Kou light. Envelope enclosure of Lokta Oil Paper, saddle brown, referencing a packet of documents an early settler might have carried.  Native mahogany tree seedpod closure with rawhide and thread tie. Produced while Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Wimberly Library, Florida Atlantic University, Spring, 2012 and published under the auspices of Minerva: The Press at Wimberly. In fine condition. PRI/101912.

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        Correspondance inédite de Stéphane Mallarmé et Henry Roujon *

      P.Cailler, Genève 30.9.1947. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Dans la même série et dans les mêmes élitaires conditions nous disposons de "L'amitié de Stéphane Mallarmé et de Georges Rodenbach", prix du duo sur demande. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 50 exemplaire de tête numérotés sur Vergé pur fil, avant 1120 vélin chamois et quelques exemplaires non numérotés sur papier fin blanc.

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        Cyrano de Bergerac *

      M. Rouam, Paris 1947. - Relié 33 x 27 demi maroquin pétrole à coins, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés, couverture et dos conservés. Menus défauts. L'un des 1'500 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives blanc. L'un des plus beaux et rares illustrés de Dubout, d'un format magistral et d'une exécution des plus soignée. Image visible sur site céleste.

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        Lady in the Lake (Set of 8 lobby cards from the 1947 film)

      Burbank, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1947. Complete set of eight lobby cards for the 1947 film adaptation of Chandler's fourth novel. & & An unusual and ambitious film noir, Montgomery's final MGM picture, the entire film shot from Marlowe's perspective with the protagonist only ever visible in reflections and during a few scenes when he addresses the audience directly. Two of the lobby cards in this set illustrate the film's unique point of view perspective.& & 14 x 11 inches. Very Good plus. Faint distribution company blindstamp to lower corner, with light toning to the edges overall, a few with short closed tears repaired with tape to the verso. Otherwise, bright and striking set.

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        Poèmes de Brandebourg *

      Gallimard, Paris 30.5.1947. - En feuilles 30 x 25, couverture imprimée, double emboîtage, titre au dos (jauni) de la chemise. Très fine illustration de Villon, déclinée sur le thème des rois mages. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 190 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil du Marais (dont 28 avec suite).

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        La MAITRESSE NOIRE

      E.P.I.C., Paris 1947 - Fort grand in-8 (18cm x 24cm), demi-chagrin bleu nuit à coins, dos à nerfs orné, auteur et titre dorés, tête dorée, dos et couvertures conservés, 222pp. (légers frottements au niveau du dos). Illustrations en couleurs in et hors texte de Paul Colin. Tirage limité à 2000 exemplaires. Un des treize exemplaires numérotés sur papier vélin pur fil d'Arches (n° 9), comportant une gouache originale de Paul Colin et une suite en couleurs des hors-texte (12). La gouache (placée en regard de la justification du tirage) correspond à l'illustration de la page 222 et représente un couple dans un café. Bel exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Liza of Lambeth (Signed)

      London: William heinemann Ltd, 1947. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Jubilee Edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author. Vellum pine, leather lettering piece, gilt; decorated paper boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is fine as well.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Rocket Ship Galileo (First Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. First Edition. First Edition. The author's first published novel. Basis for the 1950 film "Destination Moon," with a screenplay co-written by Heinlein. & & Fine in a Near Fine, first state dust jacket with a printed price of $2.00 on the front flap. Short closed tear at the heel, else a lovely copy.& & Anatomy of Wonder 5-62.

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        Dark Companion

      New York: Robert M. McBride & Company 1947, 1st Edition. () xviii,[2],266pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Original black cloth with red titling on spine. Endpapers with maps and photos. Complete with supplied dust wrapper from another copy. Corners a bit bumped otherwise a clean copy. With scarce folding map loosely inserted. A.B. 14683. Boldly inscribed by the author on the title page to Gladys and Family and signed by Matthew Henson just below the inscription. Also with an additional full page inscription from the author on the back of the half title. Where Peary was the great promoter and he signed many things, Henson was not and his signature is much scarcer than Peary's. A great copy. Inscribed and Signed.

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        History of The Lodge Minchin No. 2710, E.C. 1897-1947. Jubilee [Golden]

      Madras Publishing House, Madras 1947 - viii, [4], 57 pages, plus 41 leaves of photographs, two of which fold out. Light red cloth with titles faded from front. Clean, unmarked interior with light offsetting to front blank endpaper. Sound binding with hinges secure. Particularly remarkable for its photographs. Of the 294 Members listed from the time of the Lodge's commencement, 126 are represented by solo portrait photographs on 32 leaves at the rear of the volume [4 per leaf with 3 each on final 2 leaves]. The other photos are full-page of single individuals; the two fold-outs are of the Lodge, and of the Members in 1947. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Histoire Tragique de Romeo Montecchio & Giulietta Capelletta

      Paris: Pierre Vorms, 1947. Small quarto, unbound as issued. 136pp. From an edition of 242 copies, this is one of twenty-five copies with extra suites of the engravings and chapter headings. Illustrated with twelve surrealist copper line engravings by Mario Prassinos, as well as numerous chapter headings designed by Prassinos and engraved on wood. The Prassinos family emigrated from Greece to France, and Mario became involved in the surrealist movement as a painter, while his sister exercised her talents as a surrealist poet. Pierre Vorms, who published the present volume, also hosted the artist's first solo exhibition at his gallery in France. Bandello's tale, which was a principal source for Shakespeare's play, has been translated into French by Michel Arnaud. A couple of small splits to printed wrappers, else a fine copy in chemise and matching slipcase, which is lightly rubbed and starting to split at ends of spine.

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        The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders: Clinical States Produced by Disorders of the Hypophysis Cerebri.Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott, 1912. First edition, first issue (with the title-page showing Cushing as Associate Professor)..

      A fine copy of "the work that established the field of clinical endocrinology" (Grolier/Medicine). "The first clinical monograph on the hypophysis. Cushing, outstanding neurological surgeon of the present century, added much to our knowledge of the pituitary body and its disorders. The above work includes a description of his own method of operating on the pituitary. He assumed that in diabetes insipidus the pituitary was involved" (Garrison-Morton). <br/><br/> Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine 93; Norman 549; Heirs of Hippocrates 2269; Notable Medical Books from the Lille Library 261; Garrison-Morton 3896. Provenance: Signature, dated 1947 and stamp of M.D. Clare Gray Peterson (author of Perspectives in Surgery, 1972) to the front free end paper and title.. 8vo (245 x 161 mm), original red vertical-ribbed cloth, gilt-lettered spine, pp. [i-iv] v-x, [1] 2-341 [3], colored half-tone frontispiece and 319 numbered half-tone text illustrations (fig. 225 on a folding sheet inserted between pp. 166-167)

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        Invasion of Privacy by Carl Barks - Limited Edition Print (Signed)

      Print. New. Lithograph print by Carl Barks on Acid-free Paper. SIGNED NUMBERED PRINT. Size: 10" x 12" (250mm x 300mm). This is a very limited edition lithograph produced by Disney Gallery Images and printed on acid free archival quality paper by ColorServices of California. This is #226/300 signed edition. Uncle Scrooge Carl Bark&#39;s most popular character created in 1947, is alarmed while in his money bin while reading a copy of The Duckberg Times. Professionally double matted with certificate of authenticity. A reprint copy of the comic comes with this print, see picture.

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        You Touched Me! A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts

      Samuel French, London 1947 - First edition, hardcover issue. A trifle rubbed, fine in fine dustwrapper with a very faint crease on the spine. Easily Williams's scarcest play, co-written with Windham and based on a short story by D.H. Lawrence. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Amsterdam tijdens den hongerwinter / Amsterdam During the &#39;Hungerwinter&#39;

      Amsterdam: Contact / De Bezige Bij, (1947). A little foxing to the front end paper, else near fine in a bright, close to near fine jacket, with a few small edge tears and a tiny spot of soiling at the spine heel. An excellent copy of a book rarely found in jacket; still uncommon at all in North America.. First Edition. Quarto. Pictures taken during the winter of 1944-1945 by leading members of the Underground Camera group, including Dutch greats Cas Oorthuys and Emmy Andriese. What emerges from this book - beyond the harrowing wartime shots of starvation and destruction - are the beginnings in photo literature of a new way of seeing the world. Forced by necessity to shoot under the most extreme conditions, the photographers are formulating a new aesthetic forged from the immediacy of circumstance. (Parr / Badger, v1, 196).

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        AMSTERDAM TIJDENS DE HONGERWINTER RUIN 100 FOTO&#39;S MET EEN INLEIDING VAN MAX NORD.

      Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, (ca 1947?). First ed. Andriesse, Emmy. 4to., 100 full-page gravures. Cloth-backed paper over boards. LA very good copy in publisher&#39;s gilt titled cloth-backed paper over boards. The photographically illustrated dw is lacking a few small chips at the base and top of the spine and shows some staining on the blank rear panel. Photographs taken during the last winter ("the hunger winter") of the war 1944-45, by various photographers, who went underground during the German occupation, calling themselves De Ondergedoken Camera, "the hidden camera." Includes: Emmy Andriesse, Cas Oorthuys, Ad Windig, Charles Breyer, Krun Taconis, and others.

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        ZORACH EXPLAINS SCULPTURE (WITH TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED)

      American Artists Group, New York 1947 - Signed. This copy of Zorach';s book on sculpture is accompanies by two "autograph letters signed" by Zorach. Both letters are dates April 25, 1955 and are on Zorach';s personal stationery with his address in Brooklyn. The letters are addressed to a physician in Richmond, Virginia, and discuss the possibility of his purchasing a sculpture by Zorach for his office in Richmond. The letters reference a show Zorach had at the Virginia Musem of Fine Arts. Very Good binding / near Very Good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Desert Fury (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Paramount, 1947. Original pressbook for the 1947 film noir, "Desert Fury," directed by Lewis Allen, based on the 1946 novel "Desert Town" by Ramona Stewart. Written for the screen by A.I. Bezzerides and Robert Rossen, and starring John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey, and Mary Astor. A rebellious girl (Lizabeth Scott) is torn between a gambler (John Hodiak) and a policeman (Burt Lancaster). 22 pages, saddle stitched, 12 1/4 x 15 inches. & & Near Fine. Moderate horizontal fold crease at the center of the wrapper and pages. Minor wear along the hinge fold, wrappers slightly dusted. Laid in is a 10-page supplement, 9-1/2 x 14-3/4 inches, of additional advertising material, in Very Good plus or better condition with minor separation to the hinge fold. Overall, a remarkably bright and well-preserved example of the pressbooks of the era. One of the few films in the noir cycle to have been shot in Technicolor, the screen debut of Wendell Corey, and a movie-stealing performance by Mary Astor.

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        UNDER THE VOLCANO (Advance Review PROOF, the superb H. Bradley Martin copy)

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. Lowry, Malcolm. UNDER THE VOLCANO. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First Edition. Publisher&#39;s original uncorrected PROOF COPY in original wrappers, the finest known example, sporting only a few tiny insignificant blemishes but otherwise surviving virtually as new. From the legendary library of H. Bradley Martin (bookplate). Of the few known surviving proofs of Lowry&#39;s great 20th century masterpiece, this is the only one we know of which hasn&#39;t been the victim of all sorts of problems, many stemming from the pale color of the wrappers which basically soil just by looking at them. UNDER THE VOLCANO is on virtually every major list of the 100 most important (or best) novels of the 20th century (Modern Library, Time, Le Monde, et cetera) and copies of the first edition which haven&#39;t been restored or repaired are rare indeed. It was adapted into film in 1984 starring Albert Finney and Jacqueline Bisset, directed by John Huston, winning several Oscar nominations. The novel had originally been accepted in London by the prestigious publishing house of Jonathan Cape which, however, demanded extensive changes. Lowry, passionate in defense of his novel&#39;s raw, unattractive, and uncompromising intensity, chose the relatively obscure New York firm of Reynal & Hitchcock to publish it exactly as it was intended, leading to smaller publishing numbers and further accounting for the rarity of the first edition. Quick plot summary: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in 1939. The Consul&#39;s self-destructive behavior is a source of perplexity and sadness to his nomadic, idealistic half-brother, Hugh, and his ex-wife, Yvonne, who has returned with hopes of healing Geoffrey and their broken marriage. Firmin&#39;s best friend is alcohol, and lots of it, as he constantly tries to drown out the world&#39;s and his own personal problems. The former category includes the Spanish Civil War, the rise of Nazism in Germany and the associated effect it has on Mexican nationalism. The latter category mostly concerns his recent divorce from his actress wife and the nearly-as-violent inner war which her reappearance has kindled in the wreckage of his emotions. Originally written in 1940, it is still a powerful read today perhaps as evidenced by the fact it has never once been out of print in the last sixty-five years. Housed in a very attractive red quarter-morocco slipcase.. First Edition. Fine.

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