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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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      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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      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]

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      - 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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      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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      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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      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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      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: 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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      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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        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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: EldoradoBooks]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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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)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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