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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Print Matters]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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: 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.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Les manifestes du surréalisme suivis de Prolégomènes à un troisième manifeste du surréalisme ou non.

      Sagittaire 1947 - - Sagittaire, Paris _1947, 12x19cm, broché. - Première édition collective, en partie originale, un des ex du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Louis Chauvet. Agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Lot of 77 Western Photography Guild "Physique Photographs", ca. 1947-1963

      Denver, Colorado. ca. 1947-63. Near Fine. Lot of 77 4 x 5 inch original "beefcake" physique photographs by Don Whitman, founder of the Western Photography Guild. Housed in archival plastic portfolios. The lot includes selections from six different series and contains 19 doubles photographs. Though undated, the photographs were certainly taken between 1947, when the studio was founded, and 1963, when the five-digit zip code was established and incorporated into the studio&#39;s stamp that appears on the verso of each photograph. The style appears to be most accurately ca. 1950s, with gentlemen Gene Licka, Keith Lewin, Jim Dardanis, and Dick Kiefer prominently featured, and certainly dating from before the 1968 repeal of the ban on mailing nude photographs, which the WPC avoided by strategically placing modesty cloths over the mens&#39; groins. In addition to the provocative subjects, Whitman&#39;s photographs were also unique for their use of the natural Colorado scenery, often posing subjects on rocks, trees, or against expansive vistas. The lot includes many of these natural Colorodo backdrops, as well as studio shoots. All photographs are in excellent condition and are stamped on the verso with the studio stamp, as well as series and number. Some have the model&#39;s name or series title stamped or handwritten also on the verso. Photographs are culled from series X, 1, 4, 6, 32, 35, and 37, 77, which include a wrestling series, a series featuring the use of chains, a series with jeans, and many classical poses. Two photographs are out-of-series. An amazing collection of these highly desirable photographs.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The SILVA Of NORTH AMERICA. A Description of the Trees Which Grow Naturally in North America Exclusive of Mexico. Illustrated with Figures and Analyses Drawn from Nature

      New York:: Peter Smith,. 1947.. Folio. 12-1/2" x 9-1/4". Reprint, from the 1890 edition, by offset lithography. 14 volumes in 7.. Red buckram bindings.. Ex-Reference library, with usual ownership markings, but little signs. of use. A VG+ set.. Very heavy set, extra postage required. . Illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        How to Ski by the French Method

      Paris: Fleche Publications 1947. 116pp. Brown wood-grain pattern card covers. Excellent firm and unmarked condition. Just a hint of abrasion ends of spine. B&W photographs throughout + 9 full colour plates. Photographer Pierre Boucher. D/W not clipped. Wrapper has edge abrasions and scuffing. Two closed tears to inner side of front panel. Translated from the French by Agustin R. Edwards.

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        Nattens lekar. Noveller.

      Stockholm; Norstedts, 1947. First edition. 20x13 cm. 312, (2) pp. Original printed wrappers. Unopened. Foot of spine is slightly bumped and there are a few light creases on the wrappers. A fine copy of Dagerman's first book of short stories, inscribed to Gösta Sjöberg, author and journalist, brother of the poet Birger Sjöberg, and director of the publisher Steinsvik the years 1944-47. Steinsvik published Dagerman's debut novel Ormen in 1945. "Direktör Gösta Sjöberg med hjärtlig tillägnan från Stig Dagerman / på väg till Frankrike. P.S. Tack för riksdags-namnen[?]"

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
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        Un soir quand on est seul. Eaux-fortes de Jacques Touchet

      L'Edition fran?s illustr? Paris: L&#39;Edition français illustrée, 1947. Livre. Illus. by Jacques Touchet. Très bon. En Feuilles. Signé par l&#39;illustrateur. Grand In-4. Paris, L&#39;Edition français illustrée, 1947. 33 x 26 cm, grand in-4, 44 (3) pp., 33 eaux-fortes originales aquarellées dont 1 frontispice et 32 dans le texte, certaines en plusieurs vignettes, en feuilles sous couverture blanche imprimée, chemise et étui couverts de papier étoilé de l&#39;éditeur. Tirage à 319 exemplaires. Celui l&#39;un des 10 vélin de Lana enrichi d&#39;une SUITE en noir sur Malacca ainsi que d&#39;une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE signée de Jacques Touchet (les trois vignettes de la page 10 (n° 16). Les 10 exemplaires précédents sont sur Japon, les les 230 suivants dont également sur vélin de Lana, mais sans aquarelle (les 30 premiers avec suite). Les eaux-fortes ont été tirées par Georges Visat et mises en couleur par Beaufumé. On joint le bon de commande pour l&#39;exemplaire, payé 17 000 francs en 1947. Ce dernier, bêtement placé en regard de l&#39;aquarelle, a partiellement et légèrement bruni celle-ci. Sinon, un bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 5772)..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Europe. Air France.

      Paris: Air France, 1947. - Lithograph Poster. 100 x 62 cm. Signed iin the plate. Framed in plexiglas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Les biens de ce monde.

      Albin Michel 1947 - - Albin Michel, Paris _1947, 14x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire à toutes marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Polish Jews: A Pictorial Record

      New York: Shocken Books, 1947. First edition of this classic work that Edward Steichen wrote, "among photography&#39;s finest documents of a time and place". Quarto, original black cloth. Inscribed by Vishniac on the title page, "To my good friends- DePorto with deep appreciation from the author June 1948". Near fine in a good dust jacket. A much nicer copy than usually seen. Vishniac&#39;s photography has been exhibited worldwide, for which he has been described as "one of the world&#39;s foremost photomicrographers" (McDarrah, 511). Roman Vishniac was hired in the 1930&#39;s by the Joint Distribution Committee to travel through Eastern Europe documenting people groups under assault in Germany. "These pictures," Vishniac wrote, "were made without letting the subjects know of the presence of a camera. They represent real life completely unposed. And so today they have become documents of a lost epoch of a lost people.

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        Candido. Settimanale del sabato.

      Subject: (Giornali satirici). Milano, 1947, A. III, dal n 19 al n 27, 30, dal n 34 al n 46, 48, 50, 51, 52. Ventisette fascicoli con ill.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Heavenly City, Earthly City

      New York: The Gillick Press, 1947. First Edition. One of 250 copies (total edition 350). 8vo. With drawings by Mary Fabilli. White printed boards. Very good in dust jacket with slight wear at edges. Very scarce . First edition of the author&#39;s first book, with a 2pp. holograph poem laid in, consisting of the first three sections of his long poem (pp. 5-9 in the book) "An Apollonian Elegy."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Garzanti 1947 Album oblungo di cm. 25 x 34, mz. tela editoriale con piatti in cartonato illustrati a colori (alone solo su circa metà del piatto posteriore), con una magnifica raccolta di 24 tavole a colori con didascalia (compreso il frontespizio), realizzate dal grande protagonista dell?illustrazione italiana Antonio Rubino (1880-1964). Edizione originale. Cfr. Alligo ?Rubino: i libri illustrati?, p. 35 e 218: ?La lunga carriera di Rubino, prodigiosa per la quantità e la qualità delle opere prodotte (di cui quelle destinate all?editoria non sono che una parte), si avvia alla conclusione con quello che è il più bel regalo per i suoi 67 anni: "Il libro di bel vedere", un grande album di colori smaglianti splendidamente stampato da Garzanti nel 1947?. Esemplare in ottimo stato.

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        Portrait photograph of Alexander Calder

      New York july 10 1947 New York, july 10, 1947. (CALDER, ALEXANDER) 24.3 x 17.5 cm. (9-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches). Half-length view of the artist seated, assembling a mobile. Photographer's embossed stamp at lower right, verso with atelier stamp and pencil notations, giving the name of the sitter ("Alexander Calder and General Sherman"), date, and the the photographer's negative ("VIII - DD - 16"). From the estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

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        Nineteen Stories

      London, Heinemann. 1947, 1947. First Edition, GREENE FAMILY COPY, INSCRIBED. 8vo. 231pp. Publisher&#39;s dark blue cloth, clean and bright, slightly bumped to spine ends. Dusty top edge, some slight toning of the endpapers due to the cheap paper stock. Dustwrapper strong and bright, darkening to spine and fraying to head and tail of spine panel. A very nice copy, made all the more notable due to the presentation inscriptions to a relative, to flyleaf, firstly by Hugh Greene; &#39;A. from H. with love /(A.B. Greene/ Oak Cottage/ Plumpton / Sussex,&#39;with additional inscription from the author &#39;+ from Graham&#39; (underlined).

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        A Concise History of the Law of Nations.

      New York, Macmillan 1947 - Octavo. Pp. xi, (iii), 361. Appendix, notes, index. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's light-blue cloth, spine lettered in white; a single corner-tip slightly bumped. In fine internal condition. Overall an excellent copy, bright interior. - - First edition, first printing. Reprinted in 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962. "The most elegant overview in the discipline of historiography." - - The Peace Palace Library Centennial Exhibition: The Collection As a Mirror of the Historical Development of International Law (2005). Arthur Nussbaum (1877-1964), German legal scholar.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Die dritte Kugel

      Linz, Österr. Vlg. für Belletristik und Wissenschaft o. J. [1947].. 8°. 382 (1) S. OHLn. m. ill. OU. Das Erstlingswerk (vgl. W.-G.² 1).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Entremeses. Diez Grabados De Ramón De Capmany. Xilografías De E. C. Ricart.

      Sallent, Sabadell 1947 - 178 pp. impresas sobre papel especial de hilo Holanda de Haesbeek antiguo. Tipografía a dos tintas. Bellísimamente ilustrado con 10 aguafuertes originales de Capmany en lámina y xilografías originales de Ricart, entretexto. Portada iluminada a mano a varias tintas. Edición muy especial de solo 9 ejemplares, que contiene tres series completas de grabados, la primera con los dibujos al marge; la segunda en sanguina, y la tercera, con las planchas en su estado definitivo. Nuestro ejemplar además tiene un dibujo original del pintor a plena lámina y sobre cartulina de hilo, muy bonito dibujo a color, en acuarela, firmado. regia encuadernación a plena piel decorada. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. Guardas enmarcadas en piel decorada. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PICASSO. Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971

      Galerie Madoura. Hardcover. B0026T0FZ8 For your consideration is the original hardcover edition of "Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works, 1947 - 1971," by Alain Ramie. This book was published in 1988 ("Printed off in Paris on the 12th August 1988 by the Imprimerie Moderne du Lion") by Madoura publishing. This book was not published under an ISBN. This book is graded Very Good in a Very Good Minus dust jacket. The dust jacket is clean and intact, but has minor flaws such as edgewear, small scratch/impression marks, mostly to the back of the jacket, a 3/4" tear to the top left corner of the spine area that has been carefully repaired, and a small 1/4" tear to the lower half of the front of the jacket. The jacket has not been clipped, and has been fitted with an archival quality jacket protector. The boards are excellent with just very light wear, but there are two very small tears to the front board as shown in the pictures. The textblock edges are clean and bright. The interior pages are clean with no markings of any kind. The binding is good, and the spine is straight. Absolutely no hidden damage (water damage, smoke damage, odd smells, etc.) with this book. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: South Bay Books]
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        BLUE CITY

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947 First Edition of this highly-regarded third mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the &#39;holy trinity of American crime writers&#39; with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 276 pp. A near fine or better copy in red cloth, black topstain, navy titles to the spine in a bright, near fine pictorial dustwrapper showing some light use. Adapted into the 1986 film with Judd Nelson and David Caruso of CSI Miami fame.. 1st Edition.

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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      New York, New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons. Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. 1947. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. First edition of Heinlein&#39;s first published book, with the Scribner&#39;s &#39;A&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;Destination Moon&#39; on which Heinlein was one of three co-authors of the script, and who served as a technical advisor to the production. .

      [Bookseller: Keener Books & Collectibles, LLC]
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        Alice in Wonderland. With Illustrations by Eileen A. Soper

      London: George G. Harrap and Company, Ltd., 1947., 1947. First Edition Thus. 8vo. Fine, contemporary binding by Bayntun Riviere in full red calf with gilt titles and decoration to spine, decoratice gilt border to boards with White Rabbit stamped in gilt to centre of upper; marbled end papers; all edges gilt. With 3 plates in colour; others as well as many illustrations in text in balck and white. Fine, slight fading to spine. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature. &#39;Alice&#39; was listed in BBC&#39;s Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order

      The American Mathematical Society, 1947. First edition. Rare offprint of one of von Neumann&#146;s major papers. &#147;The 1947 paper by John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine, &#145;Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order&#146; (Bulletin of the AMS, Nov. 1947), is considered as the birth certificate of numerical analysis. Since its publication, the evolution of this domain has been enormous.&#148; (Bultheel & Cools: The Birth of Numerical Analysis). <br/><br/>& &#147;Just when modern computers were being invented (those digital, electronic, and programmable), John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine wrote a paper to illustrate the mathematical analyses that they believed would be needed to use the new machines effectively and to guide the development of still faster computers. Their foresight and the congruence of historical events made their work the first modern paper in numerical analysis. Von Neumann once remarked that to found a mathematical theory one had to prove the first theorem, which he and Goldstine did concerning the accuracy of mechanized Gaussian elimination - but their paper was about more than that. Von Neumann and Goldstine described what they surmised would be the significant questions once computers became available for computational science, and they suggested enduring ways to answer them.&#148; (John von Neumann&#39;s Analysis of Gaussian Elimination: the Founding of Modern Numerical Analysis, Lecture at ICME, Stanford, January 2007). <br/><br/>& &#147;The concluding Chapter 7 interprets the rounding error analysis. Von Neumann asked his readers to continue from his residual bound &#145;several different ways&#146;. He guided his readers by explaining the appropriate conclusion shows the computed result is exact for some perturbation of the initial data. This is the &#145;backward&#146; interpretation which many people think von Neumann did not understand. The paper closes by evaluating the residual bound for &#145;random&#146; matrices, and by counting arithmetic operations. <br/>& In sum, von Neumann&#146;s paper contains much that is unappreciated or at least unattributed to him. The contents are so familiar, it is easy to forget von Neumann is not repeating what everyone knows. He anticipated many of the developments in the field he originated, and his theorems on the accuracy of Gaussian elimination have not been encompassed in half a century. The paper is among von Neumann&#39;s many firsts in computer science. It is the first paper in modern numerical analysis, and the most recent by a person of von Neumann&#39;s genius.&#148; (Kees Vuik, Birthday of Modern Numerical Analysis). <br/><br/>& Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, no. 957; Goldstine, The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann, pp.290-91; Nash, A History of Scientific Computing, p.23; DSB, XIV, p.92. Offprint from Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 1021-1099. 8vo: 241 x 152 mm. Original green printed wrappers. Provenance: With the rubber stamp of statistician, and specialist in numerical methods, Dr. Clifford J. Maloney to the front and rear wrapper. Very fine.

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        Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order. In American Mathematical Society Bulletin, Volume 53, Number 11 (November 1947), pp. [1021]-1099

      Menasha, WI: American Mathematical Society, 1947. First printing. Softcover. Near Fine. A near fine, clean copy. Original wrappers. The complete issue. This &#147;remarkably original&#148; (D.S.B.) paper, the sole technical paper in this entire issue of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, laid the foundation of modern error analysis in numerical computation.

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        Wines of the Rhône Valley, revised and expanded edition

      The preferred 2nd edition, augmented (33%) from the award winning first, expanded from 464 to 685 pages with extensive detail on significant appellations, illustrated with 18 fine vignettes, 14 decorated maps, and a table. Beautifully produced, it is an essential work in the wine literature and has never been updated. Offered is a rare and exceptional acknowledgment example with Robert Parker presentation done pre-publication for Steven Verlin [1947-2006], the famous wine collector and oenophile (part of his wine cellar sold for 7+ million), well-known restauranteur (Veritas spearheaded a new emphasis on wine lists), and gourmand companion of Robert Parker including on trips to the Rhône: Verlin is cited in the acknowledgments, page 5-line 25. The Parker full-page presentation in pen & black ink, 8-lines-signed and dated-is on the flyleaf, addressed to, Steve "the Ho" Verlin, and signed, Bob-the Mongo, accented with a star decoration with descending flourish. It alludes to their friendship; "For the best in wine and life, to my favorite eating and drinking partner, much affection" - dated at the head May 12, 1997. The book was released for public sale June 13. PARKER: definitively established as a leading advocate for the merits of Rhône wines with publication of the first edition, which won the 1989 Tastemaker's Award as wine book of the year published in the United States and the 1989 Wine Guild's Book of the Year Award in the United Kingdom. Both editions have had an undeniable influence on consumer wine purchases, tourism, and even travel literature and industry winemaking practice. Parker has given 69 Rhône wines a 100 score, the most for any region. On the wines of the Rhône, Parker comments; "They are extraordinary wines that transcend normal vocabulary and establish new tasting parameters" (introduction). In 1995 he was made the third honorary citizen of Chateauneuf du Pape (the other two recipients being Frederic Mistral and Marcel Pagnol). CONDITION DETAIL: Owner Markings: 3 pages, pages 657-659 with pen & ink notings for emphasis by Steve Verlin regarding recommended restaurants, all in the Visitor's guide to Rhône food, word, Liergues (re: commune) handwritten at head of page 657 in top margin, otherwise, four emphasis markings with 2 brief underscores and two brief phrases circled in text, and in margins, 6 small stars. Pages: clean and bright: trace top tip bend from page 367 becomes a gentle crease at p. 395 and stops at p. 406: black ink date stamp (July 26, 2012) on book's top edge continues in as a tiny trace ink spot to pages 416-507. Boards: fine. Binding: fine. Jacket: bright and clean: slight surface rubs, the crown and foot of spine with very light creasing, upper side with gentle top and bottom edge bends and one irregular, open .75 inch tear to bottom edge. FORMAT: Publisher's 1/4 grape cloth and 3/4 pasted wine paper boards sewn with wine endpapers and the special jacket, its upper side with red and green letters with an 'underlayer' photograph of wine grapes in bowl, produced to look like a vintage nineteenth century photograph, spine in spring green and antique pink with bunch of grapes vignette and black, green and red letters. SIZE: Book: 243 x 164 mm (9.6 x 6.5 inches) / Page: 234 x 150 mm (9.2 x 5.9 inches). PAGINATION: Complete, 685 pages with index, a separate chapter for each significant appellation, each introduced by an informative guide and Parker's rating of producers, followed by tasting notes and Parker's scores + 3 pages including note regarding "The Wine Advocate". Pagination begins at the flyleaf and preliminaries include the title-page with red and black letters with red border, decorated with a chateau with vineyard vignette in wine and white and eight quotes on wine, including by Thomas Jefferson on White Hermitage (his favorite wine) and on terroir by one of Parker's favorite vintners, Hermitage winemaker, Gérard Chave. There is a general introduction on how to use the book. The exposition is in two parts, divided by region, the Northern Rhône, pp. 23-286 with 7 chapters with 60 pages devoted to the Côte Rôtie and 58 pages to Hermitage and the Southern Rhône, pp. 287-652 with 8 chapters with 192 pages devoted to Châteauneuf Du Pape and 55 pages for Gigondas; ending with 6 pages on esoteric Rhône wines. Parker includes a visitor's guide with exposition on Rhone food specialties and a wine glossary (7 pages) and index. Illustrations: 18 vignettes including 17 illustrating division sheets, one for each part and chapter, printed in wine and white with wine and black letters and wine window borders, 14 double-page decorated maps, done to scale in black, white and wine with grape leaf borders at head and foot, 12 of prominent villages + one for each region, (Northern / Southern), and one table (wine store, Nicolas' prices for 1828). PUBLISHING NOTE: printed in red & black letters, drawings by Christopher Wormell [1955-], decorative maps by Jeanyee Wong [1920-]. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.  

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        [Program]: A Streetcar Named Desire

      Playbill New York: Playbill. December 3, 1947. Tall octavo. 48pp. Stapled illustrated wrappers. Faint stamp on rear wrap, tiny creases to the corners of some pages, near fine. Program for the Broadway premiere of the play. The play opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on December 3, 1947; this copy is dated "Beginning Wednesday December 3, 1947". The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama was directed by Elia Kazan and featured Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, and Kim Hunter. .

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        Lettre autographe.

      - Une page in-4 ornée d'un large dessin à l'encre. A son cher ami [Pierre Berès], le peintre a écrit "Je suis surpris d'être sans nouvelles de vous depuis assez longtemps". Au dos de la lettre, il a inscrit "1947-1948, Moutonne, près l'Orgelet Jura Lons-le-Saunier". Son dessin montre, en effet, l'église du petit village jurassien de Moutonne, reconnaissable à sa situation sur une colline et au corps de bâtiment qui lui fait face. Au premier plan, l'artiste a dessiné le "château" du même village, en réalité un batisse massive. Cette lettre ornée d'un dessin a été exposée de juillet à septembre 1992, lors de l'exposition Balthus dans la maison de Courbet qui s'est tenue dans la Maison natale de Gustave Courbet devenue Musée. CE BEAU DESSIN TRÈS ÉLABORÉ MONTRANT UN PAYSAGE DU JURA, région dont était originaire Gustave Courbet, rappelle l'influence de sa peinture que beaucoup de critiques ont vue dans l'oeuvre de Balthus, ainsi que les liens amicaux du peintre avec Pierre Berès.

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        Dark Companion (Signed)

      New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 266 pp. Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First edition. A biography of Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole and the earliest African American explorer. SIGNED and dated by Henson on the half-title page, above a photo of Henson at 85 that has been affixed to the page. Book is in Very Good condition. Unclipped dust jacket is in Good condition, intact but with large chips at each corner and a taped repair at the top. Henson met Commander Robert E. Peary in November 1887 and joined him on an expedition to Nicaragua. In 1909, Peary mounted his eighth attempt to reach the North Pole, selecting Henson to be one of the team of six who would make the final run to the Pole, and it was Henson who planted the American flag on the spot. Although Admiral Peary received many honors, Henson was largely ignored and spent most of the next thirty years working as a clerk in a federal customs house in New York. In 1944 Congress awarded him a duplicate of the silver medal given to Peary. Map front endpapers. Illustrated rear endpapers from Henson&#39;s previously unpublished Arctic photographs. Introductions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Peter Freuchen; foreword by Commander Donald B. MacMillan. In protective Mylar.

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        Foundations of Economic Analysis

      Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1947. First edition of the author&#39;s magnum opus and one of the most influential economic texts of the twentieth century. Octavo, original burgundy cloth with titles in gilt. Signed by Paul Samuelson on the title page. An excellent near fine copy with light wear to the bottom edges in the rare dust jacket, which shows some toning to the front panel and a few small chips to the crown. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare in the original dust jacket and signed. Fifty years after it was written, "Foundations of Economic Analysis" (together with Hicks&#39; Value and Capital) is still one of the most inspiring classics of general equilibrium economics" (Niehans, History of Economic Theory). Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist&#39;s statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson&#39;s many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

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        The New Economics: Keynes&#39; Influence on Theory and Public Policy

      London: Dobson, 1947. First edition. Octavo. Blue cloth with titles in gilt. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Signed by economist Paul Samuelson, who contributed an essay to this volume, entitled "General Theory". Other contributors include John Maynard Keynes, Wassily Leontief, Lloyd Metzler, Joseph Schumpeter and James Tobin. A very nice volume dedicated to the work and influence of Lord Keynes. Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist&#39;s statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson&#39;s many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

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        Kokoschka. Life and Work

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1947. With two essays by Oskar Kokoschka and a foreword by Herbert Read. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt on red ground. With the dust jacket. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and four plates, 60 pages of monochrome plates, illustrations within the text. Cloth a little dulled with a few small rubbed spots, hinges cracked. A very good copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with a chip from the tail of the spine panel which has been loosely retained within the book and a closed tear to the upper panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Kokoschka on the front free endpaper, "Dearest Barbara and Jay Will, I know you are building a great myth in your hearts, may fate (which IS linked to myth in the imagination of the believer) grow in your mind to reality, you are holding it in your palms already &#150; the wonder! I love you Oskar Kokoschka &#150; Firenze XII, 1948." The recipients were the poets Barbara Howes and William Jay Smith, whose bookplate is present and who married in 1947 and moved briefly to Italy, where this book was inscribed in reference to their building a new life together. A wonderful presentation.

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      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1947). First Edition. Hardcover. Mild soiling to the cloth with some browning to the endpapers. Dustwrapper with large chips at the bottom front and top rear and a number of closed tears. Not too bad looking in mylar. Very Good copy in a Fair dustwrapper. SIGNED by the great boxer on a special page tipped-in by the publisher. Illustrated with numerous photographs.

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        Cinq Sonnets de Pétraque avec une eau-forte de Picasso et les explications du traducteur

      A la Fontaine de Vaucluse: Louis Aragon, 1947. Small folio. Wraps. 22 leaves. One of 110 numbered copies, this one LACKING the original etching (A portrait in homage to Petrarch&#39;s Laura) but with a light counter proof of the etching on the facing page. Numbered "83" and with a Manuscript proverb by Aragon (as in all the copies, on the colophon). Cramer, no. 47. Bloch, 370.

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        BIG SKY

      New York: William Sloane Associates, 1947. First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo, brown cloth with white lettering. In the original dustjacket. In a tan buckram clamshell case with tan morocco spine. Gilt lettering on spine. 386. A fine copy of the book. The dustjacket is chipped and worn at the edges. Inscribed by the author: &#147;To my friends and gracious hosts, Maory and Bill upson, with thanks and warm good wishes.&#148; Bread Loaf, Vt. Aug. 21, 1955. This was the author&#146;s first major work.

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        Dos Contes

      REVENTOS, Ramon: Dos Contes, illustrated by Picasso. Reventos, Ramon. Paris, 1947, first edition, one of 230 numbered copies (total edition 250). Folio (335 x 258 mm; 13-1/4 x 10-1/4 in.); text in French, illustrated with 4 original full-page b&w engraving with burin by Pablo Picasso; loose in Lana wove wrappers with title in a faxsimile of the artists?s handwriting on the front. Preserved in the original wooden boards with ties, with burgundy title faxsimile of artist?s handwriting. scarce in the wooden boards. Ref: Goeppert 44. Bloch 468-471. Rauch 66. Cramer 44. . Ref: Goeppert 44. Bloch 468-471. Rauch 66. Cramer 44. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Illus. by Picasso, Pablo. Folio.

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        THE MOMENT

      London: Hogarth Press, (1947) - First Edition superbly bound in stunning scarlet half oasis morocco and immaculate red cloth, topedge gilt, raised bands with spine titled gilt in six compartments ruled with gilt French fillets and gilt ornamentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Published by Ealing Studios, 1947. 1st edition.. Paperback. Very Good. Illustrated by Ardizzone, Edward. Slightly better than very good condition. Large format. Pictorial card wraps. The story of the production of the film version. With full page colour illustrations by Ardizzone. Includes original cast list and story summary. A nice clean copy, with just a little browning to covers. [S]

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