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        Quentin Durward

      LIBRAIRIE DELAGRAVE, 1947. Francese 0,23 Nuovo adattamento di Jean-Bernard Lasserre. Legatura in mezza tela con titoli impressi in oro al dorso. Presente sovraccoperta illustrata con strappi e gravi mancanze al dorso, ingiallita con lieve fioritura così come tagli e pagine. Antiporta e tavole illustrate in bianco e nero nel testo di Pierre Rousseau. Firma d'appartenenza alla sovraccoperta e alla sguardia libera. USATO

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        Guy Mannering Vol 1

      Book Club, 1947. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Edizione straordinaria. Gazzetta ufficiale della Repubblica italiana, sabato 27 dicembre 1947. Costituzione della Repubblica italiana

      Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato. In 4 (cm 21 x 28,5), pp. (16) copertine comprese (ma nella sua numerazione da 3802 a 3816). Edizione straordinaria della Gazzetta ufficiale di sabato 27 dicembre 1947 con il testo della Costituzione italiana. La Costituzione fu approvata dall'Assemblea Costituente il 22 dicembre 1947, promulgata dal Capo provvisorio dello Stato Enrico De Nicola il 27 dicembre 1947, pubblicata nella Gazzetta Ufficiale del 27 dicembre 1947, n. 298, in questa edizione straordinaria, ed entro' in vigore il 1  gennaio 1948. Documento molto raro di grande importanza. ITA

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        Deux Contes: Le Centaure Picador. Le Crepuscule d'un Faune, with 4 engravings by Picasso.

      Paris/Barcelona: Edition Albor, 1947. Deux Contes: Le Centaure Picador. Le Crepuscule d'un Faune, with 4 engravings by Picasso. Reventos, Ramon. Edition Albor Paris/Barcelona, 1947. Limited edition in 250 numbered copies. French Edition. Folio (335 x 258 mm; 13-1/4 x 10-1/4 in.); text in French, illustrated with 4 original full-page black and white engravings with burin by Pablo Picasso; loose in Lana wove paper, wrappers with title in a faxsimile of the artists's handwriting on the front, guarded the original wooden boards with ties, with burgundy title facsimile of artist's handwriting. Scarce copy in the wooden boards Ref: Goeppert 44. Bloch 468-471. Rauch 66. Cramer 44. More pictures on request

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions 1947 - New Directions, New York 1947. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1947 with no additional printings listed. Lavender boards. Signed by Tennessee Williams on a tipped in page after the front endpaper. I guarantee the signature to be authentic. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, sunning, chipping, name at the endpaper. The dust jacket is not present. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Deux Contes: Le Centaure Picador. Le Crepuscule d'un Faune, with 4 engravings by Picasso.

      Edition Albor Paris/Barcelona 1947 - Deux Contes: Le Centaure Picador. Le Crepuscule d'un Faune, with 4 engravings by Picasso. Reventos, Ramon. Edition Albor Paris/Barcelona, 1947. Limited edition in 250 numbered copies. French Edition. Folio (335 x 258 mm; 13-1/4 x 10-1/4 in.); text in French, illustrated with 4 original full-page black and white engravings with burin by Pablo Picasso; loose in Lana wove paper, wrappers with title in a faxsimile of the artists’s handwriting on the front, guarded the original wooden boards with ties, with burgundy title facsimile of artist’s handwriting. Scarce copy in the wooden boards Ref: Goeppert 44. Bloch 468-471. Rauch 66. Cramer 44. More pictures on request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JEWISH ART IN EUROPEAN SYNAGOGUES (FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY) WITH 281 ILLUSTRATIONS

      Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, London 1947 - Inscribed and dated by the author. "A mon tres cher et ancient amie Louis Rean Don¿t l¿activite artistique remarkable Q¿ai et un de plus pr[] temoin [] S. Petersburgh (en1910) ¿ pr[ ] mon Admiration et gratitude paf[] En souvenire de nos rencontres a Varsovis en 1933, au pays de synagogues J. Loukomski Londres. 20. X. 47 [Translation:] To my dear old friend Louis Rean Whose remarkable artistic activities That I am one of the most [] witnesses of St. Petersburg (in 1910) ¿ [] Admiration and gratitude [] As memento of our meeting again in Warsaw in 1933, in the land of synagogues J. Loukomski London 20. X. 47 Book was later owned by the great Israeli historian Yeshayahu Shahar (Isaiah Shachar). Born August 6, 1935 in Haifa. Died September 19, 1977 (aged 42). Other names Yishai. (born Isaiah Stengel). At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem he studied European history and Jewish history in eastern Europe. His master thesis in 1963 was entitled Criticism of the Jewish community and Its Leadership in the Hasidic and Non-Hasidic Literature of Eighteenth century Poland¿A Comparative Study (in Hebrew). 1964-66 Shachar was junior research fellow at the Warburg Institute (University of London) where he worked on a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of professor E. H. Gombrich (finished 1967). It was published in his main work: The Judensau: A Medieval Anti-Jewish Motif and Its History, Warburg Institute Surveys, 5 (London, 1974). He also edited the catalogue of the Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Jerusalem, 1981), and published miscellaneous monographs, including one establishing the authenticity of the personal seal of Nachmanides (found in a field in Israel). His varied interests included the early history of Hasidism; Jewish iconography and portraiture, and Jewish/Hebrew bibliography. His important personal library was auctioned at Sotheby's (1980). He held teaching posts at Hebrew University and University College, London, and at the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies. Shachar wrote some articles on Jewish art. A memorial volume commemorating the life and works of Shachar was edited by Clare Moore in 1993: The Visual Dimension: Aspects of Jewish Art (Westview Press, 1993). Printed on high quality paper. Profusely illustrated with annotated b/w photographic reproductions of art in synagogues in Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, and many other European countries. Main contents: An Historical introduction by Cecil Roth: The art of European synagogues. General views and studies of synagogues. Some ritual sources and features of synagogal buildings. Some considerations and comments on the evolution of plans of the synagogue. The synagogues of Eastern Europe. The synagogues of Central Europe. The synagogues of Western Europe. The synagogues of South-Western and Southern Europe. Jewish decorative art as displayed in the synagogues. Tombstones (Decorative Sculptures). Conclusions. Appendices: Some historical surveys and records. Bibliography. List of synagogues. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        FONTS FOR MAPS] Al'bom topograficheskikh i khudozhestvennykh shriftov: Metodicheskoe posobie pri vycherchivanii topograficheskikh planov, oformlenii kart i drugikh inzhenerno-tekhnicheskikh chertezhei [i.e. Album of Topographical and Artistic Fonts: Toolkit for Delineation of Topographic Plans, Making Maps and Other Engineering and Technical Drawings]

      - Second edition. [N.p.]: Dinamo, 1947. [2], 16 pp., [2], 80 pl. 20x29 cm. In custom made binding with lettering on the front board (without original card boards). Small tears of the spine, inscription on the front pastedown, otherwise very good. Very rare. One of 1000 copies. The inscription stated ''To Comrade Kandid Nestorovich Charkviani from Tbilisi Topographical Technical College. 16 April of 1947, Tbilisi''. Kandid Charkviani (1907-1994) was a Georgian party and government official, and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Georgia from 1938 to 1952. Charkviani rose to the position of First Secretary through support of Joseph Stalin. The album was published on the 15th anniversary of the College where the author was a professor, and dedicated to different types used for maps and plans according to regulations. Interesting that among types accepted by state laws for maps and other charts here are included outdated Gothic and Old Slavonic types 'because they may liven up plan or a map with its authentic and peculiar beauty' (from introduction). Captions are gathered in the beginning in one text. All 80 plates carry different fonts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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        [FONTS FOR MAPS] Al'bom topograficheskikh i khudozhestvennykh shriftov: Metodicheskoe posobie pri vycherchivanii topograficheskikh planov, oformlenii kart i drugikh inzhenerno-tekhnicheskikh chertezhei [i.e. Album of Topographical and Artistic Fonts: Toolkit for Delineation of Topographic Plans, Making Maps and Other Engineering and Technical Drawings]

      Second edition. [N.p.]: Dinamo, 1947. [2], 16 pp., [2], 80 pl. 20x29 cm. In custom made binding with lettering on the front board (without original card boards). Small tears of the spine, inscription on the front pastedown, otherwise very good. Very rare. One of 1000 copies. The inscription stated ''To Comrade Kandid Nestorovich Charkviani from Tbilisi Topographical Technical College. 16 April of 1947, Tbilisi''. Kandid Charkviani (1907-1994) was a Georgian party and government official, and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Georgia from 1938 to 1952. Charkviani rose to the position of First Secretary through support of Joseph Stalin. The album was published on the 15th anniversary of the College where the author was a professor, and dedicated to different types used for maps and plans according to regulations. Interesting that among types accepted by state laws for maps and other charts here are included outdated Gothic and Old Slavonic types 'because they may liven up plan or a map with its authentic and peculiar beauty' (from introduction). Captions are gathered in the beginning in one text. All 80 plates carry different fonts.

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        Affiche originale: Exposition des armes secrètes. Fribourg. Salle de la Grenette du 30 janvier au 6 février 1947. (Ouvert de 10h à 22 h.).

      Litho Ch. Robert, Fribourg, 1947, - 50x75 cm, Affiche tirée en bleu, Illustré d?un grand ?point d?interrogation?, sur un ?grand nuage? central et 4 avions, enroulée. Dans la Liberté du Jeudi 30 janvier 1947, page 3, alinea 2 on peut lire comme suit: ? Une Exposition d?Armes Secrètes? Les Allemands avaient tout prévu pour gagner la guerre. sauf qu?ils la perdraient. Ils avaient, en particulier, fabriqué et mis au point, dans le plus grand secret, tout un arsenal d?armes nouvelles qui devaient, pensaient-ils, semer la terreur chez l?ennemi et lui porter le coup décisif. Les principaux types de ces armes secrètes recueillies par les Alliés, ont été réunis en une exposition, qui parcourt actuellement les principales villes suisses. Cette exposition s?ouvre aujourd?hui à Fribourg dans la salle de la Grenette. Elle durera jusqu?au 6 février. Une partie de la recette est destinée au fonds des oeuvres Franco-Suisse. L?Annonce ?GRENETTES ARMES SECRÈTES? a été renouvelée le samedi 1er février 1947 (comme aide-mémoire).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Cette affiche ne se trouve dans aucune collection publique consultée par nous.

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        A Streetcar Named Desire.

      New York: New Directions, 1947. First edition of Williams' classic play, which won Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed by Tennessee Williams on the front free endpaper. Additionally signed by Jessica Tandy and Kim Hunter on the cast list page. Tandy also included a note, which reads, "Tennessee Williams changed my professional life-I owe him a great debt. Jessica Tandy." Light rubbing, near fine in an excellent dust jacket with a few closed tears and some wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable, signed by Williams, Tandy and Hunter. A Streetcar Named Desire received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The Broadway production was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden. The London production opened in 1949 with Bonar Colleano, Vivien Leigh, and Renee Asherson and was directed by Laurence Olivier. "No one dared approach this new thing without caution. They had just witnessed something unprecedented on the stage, a high-pitched, jagged, alarming--and comical!--drama structure" (Sam Staggs). It is often regarded among the finest of American plays of the 20th century.

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        Par le Parangon (Durch das Muster). Sieben Original-Monotypien auf handgearbeitetem Öl-Lasur-Grund von Volker Wilczek. Fünf Texte von Katharina Wilczek. (= Edition Galerie Regina Zorzycki).

      Mit 7 farbigen Originalgraphiken von Volker Wilczek - alle Graphiken vom Künstler signiert und datiert (Bleistift). Mappe (Kassette) gering berieben die beiden Titelblätter mit minimalen Stoßspuren in den Ecken. Mit 7 signierten, farbigen Original-Graphiken des 1947 geborenen Malers, Photographen und Objektkünstlers Volker Wilczek Wilczek war Meisterschüler von Joseph Beuys und Rolf Sackenheim an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Exemplar Nr. 13 von 15 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 17 Exemplare).

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        Passo a Passo

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, 1947. ITALIANO 0,43 Unica traduzione autorizzata dall'inglese di Alberto Mario Ciriello. Legatura in mezza tela con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, copertina rigida con segni di uso e di umidità, ritratto di Churchill in antiporta che risulta distaccata dal testo, tagli e pagine brunite ben conservate con distacco totale del foglio di guardia posteriore, volume corredato con 13 illustrazioni fuori testo USATO

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        Vision in Motion

      Paul Theobald, Chicago 1947 - Covers clean, only faint age toning to spine, hinges solid, contents clean. With an extraneous tipped in endpaper signed by Moholy-Nagy. A difficult signature, and a particularly difficult book to find when signed. Lacking the scarce dust jacket, but with a supplied DJ from the second printing, worn and with a large chip at lower right corner of front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Vivere in due

      CASA EDITRICE MEDITERRANEA, 1947. ITALIANO 0,34 Volume brossurato in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina con segni di gore e bruniture, leggermente sbiadita. Pagine in buono stato con bruniture, come ai tagli. Traduzione di Zoe Mori. USATO

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        Sejour a Venise : Quatre lettres familieres du President de Brosses (Includes Suite En Noir Sur Malacca)

      Editions Textes Pretextes, Paris, France 1947 - 300 x 235mm. pp. 76 + extra suite of black and white etchings on malacca. One of 20 copies with like suite. French text. Main volume has 26 black and white engravings and 5 coloured examples including front cover. Main volume consists of loose gathers (as published) contained within pictorial folder. Extra suite consists of loose engraved plates (as published) within folder. Both volumes have tissue guards to accompany each engraving. Both volumes contained within light brown clamshell box. Main volume has some light foxing to front cover and edges of pages (not affecting engravings in maine text block). Extra suite is clean within although the folder has quite heavt foxing to back cover. Clamshell case foxed within and foxed and showing some marking to extrerior. No ownership inscriptions or underlining. A scarce volume. Pictures available on request. 1.28kg. Extra postage overseas. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Rhodes]
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        Akt einer jungen Frau ( Rückansicht ). Ölgemälde auf Platte, Rechts oben mit *W.Kohlhoff (19)47 *signiert und datiert.

      1947 - Bildmaß ca. 44 x 29,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Gezeigt wird wahrscheinlich die Frau des Künstlers. Das Gemälde etwas fleckig und stärker berieben, vor allem zu den Außenrändern hin durch alte Rahmung. >>>Walter Kohlhoff ( *1906Berlin&#150; 1981 ebenda ). W. Kohlhoff war über 20 Jahre lang Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Berliner Künstler. Maler urbaner Landschaften Berlins und seiner Umgebung. Kohlhoff zeigt seine Stadtbilder menschenleer und verleiht ihnen somit teils einen denkmalhaften Charakter. In seinen Arbeiten wendet er sich vor allem den ruhigen Orten der Großstadt wie auch Hinterhöfen, Großstadtdächern und abgelegenen Arealen wie Seitenstrassen, Kleingärten, Bahngleisen, Fabrikanlagen etc. Er malte im Rahmen einer späten Neusachlichkeit. Dies gilt auch für seine anderen Motive wie Bilder aus den Alpen, Landschaftsstudien, Stilleben. Ferner malte er Porträts, Selbstporträts und Aktzeichnungen.<<< ( Artikelnummer 15769 ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Five on Kirrin Island Again

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited,, 1947. Octavo. Original light blue cloth, titles to spine in black, vertical stripes to boards in blind, pictorial endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated by Eileen Soper in black, blue and red. Ownership inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Brown staining to front cover and spine, boards slightly bowed, slight cockling to initial few leaves. A very good copy in the dust jacket which is marked and slightly stained, with loss to head of spine panel partially affecting title. First edition, first impression, first issue jacket with the telescope back to front.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Transport to Summer

      New York: Alfred A.Knopf, 1947. First edition. One of 1750 copies. [2], (viii), 147, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green paper boards, black cloth spine with printed paper label. Fine copy in internally mended unclipped dust jacket at head of spine, spine sunned. First edition. One of 1750 copies. [2], (viii), 147, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. SIGNED. Signed by the author on the half-title. Edelstein A.11.a.1

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        Cranford; The Cage at Cranford; The Moorland Cottage (Oxford Worlds Classics)

      Oxford University Press, 1947. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; a fair reading copy; jacket has some tearing and wear with small chips missing; some fading down spine; pages are clean and binding tight. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        The Wayward Bus 9In Odd Binding State)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition, First Issue 1st Printing. Red Cloth. Near Fine Book/Very Good Dustjacket. First Printing. First Issue, With Design In Lighter Color On Front Cover, No Book Club Dot. Apparently Not The Usual Printing, As The Book Is 1 Mm Thinner, 2.3Cm, And The Gilt Lettering Is Overprinted Neatly With Evenly Applied Black Printed Ink Which Is Just Beginning To Flake Off The Underlying Brilliant Gilt. A Very Clean Copy, Cover Gilt Brilliant, Dusty Top Edge, Slight Rubbing At Corners Without Fraying. Dust Jacket Clean, Not Price-Clipped ($2.75), Wear At Edges And Corners, With Small Losses (Up To 1/4" Deep But Not Large) At Corners Due To Wear, Some Browning To All Panels, Round Area With Light Staining In Upper Right Of Rear Panel.

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        L' amante di Lady Chatterley

      ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, MILANO 1947 - Il Ponte - I grandi narratori italiani e stranieri ITALIANO Legatura in cartoncino rigido, con titolo al piatto e al dorso. Mancante di sovracoperta. Pagine in buono stato, leggermente brunite. Tagli bruniti. VIII ( 8 ) illustrazioni di Luigi Broggini. Traduzione dall' inglese di Giulio Monteleone. Prefazione di Andrè Malraux. Volume n. VIII ( 8 ) della collana.

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        The First Special Service Force: A War History of the North Americans, 1942-1944

      Infantry Journal Press, Washington D.C. 1947 - B002HIYS2O xv, 376 pages. Color map endpapers. Generously illustrated with black and white photos. Includes eleven maps, a fifty-five page roster of former members and their hometowns, and a twelve-page list of members who lost their lives in service. Documents the history of this elite American-Canadian WWII commando unit which was famously dramatized in the 1968 motion picture "The Devil's Brigade". Somewhat above-average wear to navy blue boards. Beige evidence of moisture exposure to bottom edge of entire textblock. Binding intact. Minimal markings. A sound copy of this important history. (Enser page 440, Cooke (2E) page 156) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Archaeological Research in Indo-China. Volume I only.: Vol. I: The District of Chiu-Chen during the Han Dynasty. General Considerations and Plates.

      Cambridge, Mass. 1947 - The second volume, "Description and Comparative Study of the Finds". (1951) is not present. A good clean copy in original cloth, cover creased. First edition 4to, pp.xl, 73, 169 plates.

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        Under the Volcano (1947) first American edition in first issue dust jacket

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. First U.S. printing, c. 1947. Gray cloth in dust jacket, book fine and crisp, dust jacket VG plus to near fine with just a hint of wear along top edge of spine, not priced clipped, first issue dust jacket stating 'Advance critical acclaim' on rear panel with four reviews. A superior copy of this masterpiece.

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        The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with a shallow chip on the front panel. Warmly Inscribed by the author to another noted A,erican poet in 1954. Wilbur's first book, one of 750 copies.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La couronne de Paris.

      1947 - Paris, Union bibliophie de France, 1947; in-folio oblong, 90pp, Broché en feuilles dans un emboîtage illustré. Exemplaire signé par son éditeur Maximilien VOIX qui a également exécuté la typographie. Tiré à 180 exemplaires, 150 numérotés ainsi que trente exemplaires d'artistes. Notre exemplaire est un exemplaire d'artiste. Cet exemplaire comporte un dessin plein page d'André Jacquemin représentant un paysage de la Beauce où l'on aperçoit au fond du paysage la cathédrale de Chartres. Ce dessin est signé Epinal 1966? Très bel exemplaire de ce livre dont les Eaux-fortes ont été tirées par les ateliers d'art HAASEN, la typographie faite au ateliers Joseph Zichieri et les bois gravés par Blaise Monod. Ce livre est une preuve vivante qu'André Jacquemin dépassait allégrement le cadre du régionalisme lorrain. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The First Special Service Force: A War History of the North Americans, 1942-1944

      Washington D.C.: Infantry Journal Press. Hardcover. B002HIYS2O xv, 376 pages. Color map endpapers. Generously illustrated with black and white photos. Includes eleven maps, a fifty-five page roster of former members and their hometowns, and a twelve-page list of members who lost their lives in service. Documents the history of this elite American-Canadian WWII commando unit which was famously dramatized in the 1968 motion picture "The Devil's Brigade". Somewhat above-average wear to navy blue boards. Beige evidence of moisture exposure to bottom edge of entire textblock. Binding intact. Minimal markings. A sound copy of this important history. (Enser page 440, Cooke (2E) page 156) . Fair. 1947. First Edition.

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        Mémoires de Casanova

      Paris: Aux éditions du rameau d'or, 1947. 12 volumi per circa 2900 pagine complessive. 25x19 cm.Bella rilegatura in mezza pelle e angoli; dorsi a scomparti, con tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro. Qualche lieve abrasione sulle parti in pelle di alcuni volumi. Molto buono l'interno, leggermente brunito. Numerose illustrazioni a colori di Jacques Touchet. [M096] Jacques Touchet (Parigi 1887 - ivi 1949), celebre illustratore francese, fu allievo di Paul Renouard e di Louis Morin. Artista molto prolifico nel campo dell'illustrazione del libro e della grafica pubblicitaria, durante la sua carriera illustrò un gran numero di opere, guadagnandosi fama mondiale.

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        Les Fleurs du Mal [ASSOCIATION COPY - inscribed by artist to Dr Jean Rousset]

      [Paris]: Editions de la Maison Francaise, 1947. Limited Edition. Wraps. Fine/fine. Dignimont, Andre. One of an unspecified number reserved for "des amis du florilege", Inscribed by the Artist, 4to - over 9.75" to 12" tall, 229 pp., in French, Unbound sheets. With original artwork on front blank signed by Dignimont and inscribed to "a moi bien cher ami le docteur Jean Rousset avec moi fraternatie (?) affection". Likely Jean Rousset (1910-2002), a Swiss professor at the University of Geneva; his "thesis on French literature of the baroque period, published under the title La Littérature de l'âge baroque en France : Circé et le paon, was an immense critical success. It was one of the first studies to use the term 'baroque' - which had been, up to that point, used exclusively in art history - to refer to literary works" (quote from Wiki). The artist, Andre Dignimont (1891-1965) had a career that spanned more than four decades, working primarily on books (illustrating more than fifty) and theatre decoration; he formed his own distinct style using washes of watercolour incorporated into pen and ink. His style perfectly evokes the emotions of this collection of Baudelaire's poetry which expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century and coined the term "modernité" (modernity) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis (N.B., info from Wikipedia). ***DESCRIPTION: Unbound, in the original wraps with the original glassine dust jacket, in the French fashion; original tissue-guarded signed watercolour on the front blank of the head of a young woman, inscribed to Jean Rousset as set forth above; frontispiece, small illustration on the title page, and an additional eleven illustrations throughout by Dignimont, engraved on wood in colors by Gerard Angiolini, small decorations on almost every page in different colours; quarto size (approximately 11" tall), pagination: (i-ii) being the half-title and limitation pages, title page (1), blank (2), dedication by Charles Baudelaire (3), blank (4), 5-225 includes Table des Matieres at the end, blank (226), colophon (227); limited edition of 1000 copies plus an unspecified number for the artist and "aux amis du "florilege' ", this being one of those and marked such. Please note that entire work is in French. Enclosed in a chemise of stiff cards covered with paper marked as vellum, the whole in a slipcase covered with the same paper, the box opening lined with pink cloth. ***CONDITION: Fine overall, the wraps clean and corners straight beneath the glassine dust wrapper, the colours of the illustrations vivid and unfaded, the pages clean and bright; the preliminary leaf with the original watercolour has a shallow crease or two at the top edge and the tissue guard has minor wear. The chemise is very good plus; it is sturdy, but there is some prior restoration to the head of the spine; the slipcase is also very good plus, with light overall wear and some minor prior restoration; it is now strong and sturdy. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply; please inquire for more details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Vauban. Illustrations de Charles Jouas.

      ?Paris, Société des Bibliophiles comtois, 1947. In-4, en feuilles, couverture imprimée, chemise et étui suédine éditeur, 183 pp. 47 illustrations de Charles Jouas, gravées sur cuivre avec rehauts de sanguine par Fernand Nourrisson, dont un frontispice et 30 hors-texte. Bel exemplaire. Tirage unique limité à 175 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Lana.

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        TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

      NY: The Macmillan Company, 1947. 8vo., brownish-orange cloth in two variant dust jackets; 326 pages. First Edition, first printing (so stated) of the author's first book, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction even though the publisher and author had low expectations for its success. Signed presentation from Michener on the front endpaper, to a Macmillan representative: "To Bob White, One of the Macmillan gang, Jim Michener." In both the first and second state dust jackets. The best recollection of people involved in the publication of this title is that about 30 to 40 copies were prepared with multiple prices ($2.75; $3.00; $3.25 and $3.50) on the front flap. Most copies of this dust jacket variant were price-clipped when they entered the marketplace to reflect the eventual $3.00 price. The second state dust jacket is unclipped and has the $3.00 price printed on the bottom corner of the front flap. An uncommon book, especially hard to find in nice condition since the quality of the paper is poor. Rare in the first variant dust jacket and with a nice presentation by the author. An excellent copy! Very Good (covers nice with minor bump to one lower corner; contents clean & tight with the usual light tanning to the edges); the first state dust jacket has small chips, several tears, little soil & with a one-inch chip at the base of the spine; the second state dust jacket has a few tiny chips & tears with two tiny pieces of tape on the interior.

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        The First Special Service Force (aka The Devil's Brigade): A War History of the North Americans, 1942-1944

      Infantry Journal Press, 1947. xv, 376 pages. Color map endpapers. Generously illustrated with black and white photos. Includes eleven maps, a fifty-five page roster of former members and their hometowns, and a twelve-page list of members who lost their lives in service. Documents the history of this elite American-Canadian WWII commando unit which was famously dramatized in the 1968 motion picture "The Devil's Brigade". Somewhat above-average wear to navy blue boards. Beige evidence of moisture exposure to bottom edge of entire textblock. Binding intact. Minimal markings. A sound copy of this important history. (Enser page 440, Cooke (2E) page 156)

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        Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

      Harper & Brothers Publishers. xiv, 411 pp. Index. A revision of the 1942 first edition with new material appraising the social changes wrought by the war. Boldly signed by Schumpeter upon front free endpaper, dated May 23, 1947. Bookplate of Leo Kramer inside front board. As the emergence of blockchain technology portends the obsolescence of much of today's financial services industry, Schumpeter's concept of creative destruction, introduced here, has never rung more true. Swedberg chapter 7, Blaug p. 216, Pressman p. 161, Fundaburk 9545,

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        Stieglitz Memorial Portfolio: 1864-1946

      New York: Twice A Year Press, 1947. String-tied black board portfolio is lightly worn and soiled; the prints and pamphlet are near fine.. Limited Edition. Portfolio. Number 38 of 50 numbered copies SIGNED by Dorothy Norman, but likely conceived of as a limited edition after publication as Norman's signature appears in a later, shaky hand. (The trade edition of 1500 copies is identical.) Eighteen black and white plates of photographs taken by Alfred Stieglitz, loose as issued, and comprising many of his famous images. Additionally, the portfolio includes a 64 page pamphlet containing essays by several of Stieglitz's contemporaries.

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