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        In A Lonely Place

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1947 - Black cloth boards, light brown cloth spine, black titles. First edition (NAP). A haunting tale, made famous by the movie with Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. Hughes, a former journalist, was an exceptionally fine novelist. Book very good with darkening to pastedowns, a couple of small inkmarks at deckled foreedge. DJ very good minus with two chips to bottom of back panel/flap fold and three external tape repairs at spine-ends and back panel, wear and small chips to fold corners. A rare and important book. 217 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Explorations *

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

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

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

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

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

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        Qui. Lithographie.

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

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        INTRODUCTION AU CORAN. & LE CORAN. Traduction selon un essai de reclassement des Sourates.

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

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        Under the Volcano

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First American Edition. Lowry's most enduring novel, and basis for the 1984 John Huston film starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); light gray linen, with titles stamped in maroon on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 375pp. Slight lean, with some very faint soil to boards and extremities, rough erasure to front pastedown, and some glue residue from a small, circular sticker on the rear pastedown; Very Good+. Dustjacket is the first issue, with four advance reviews printed on the rear panel; price is clipped, with wear along the flap folds, and some shallow chipping and tears along the edges; Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Ocima: svet kolem nás

      Praha: eskoslovensk?ilmov?akladatelstv?Praha: eskoslovenské Filmové Nakladatelství, 1947. Small ink notation, lightly rubbed at the edges, else near fine in photo-illustrated wrappers with French flaps. Nice copy.. First Edition. Small quarto. Introduction translated into English. Shot in beautiful gravure. Important and underrated book in the Czech canon. (Auer 328).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Miracle on 34th Street

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947., 1947. First Edition. Publisher's brown cloth with titles in silver to spine and embossed head of Santa Claus to centre of upper; in bright Christmas pictorial dustwrapper rubbed to extremities, corner a little chipped and a 1-inch piece missing at base of spine. A warmly humourous story of an old man who thinks he is Santa Claus. Basis for the 1947 movie starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne and Natalie Wood. The film won several Academy Awards, among them Best Writing, Original Story, for Valentine Davies.

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

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

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        The Prints of Paul Klee

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        CHIEF MECHANICAL ENGINEER'S DEPT. FORMULAE FOR THE REPAIR OF CARRIAGE STOCK

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Miracle on 34th Street

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

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        Forlorn Sunset

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rocket Ship Galileo

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

      [Bookseller: KEENER BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES]
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        Miracle on 34th Street

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

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

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

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

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

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

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

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        Steeple Bush

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

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        STEEPLE BUSH

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Fine Structure of the Hydrogen Atom by a Microwave Method

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

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        SCOTT-KING'S MODERN EUROPE

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

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

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

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        Chamber Music

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Apollinaire *

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

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        To a God Unknown

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

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        IN A LONELY PLACE.

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

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        J'irai cracher sur vos tombes *

      Scorpion, Paris 1947. - Broché 24 x 19, couverture illustrée à rabats, double emboîtage avec pièce de titre en rouge et noir. Menus défauts dont quelques petites taches sur tranche et légères usures à l'étui, début de fissure à la couverture, sans perte. Rare avec l'étui, notre exemplaire est truffé d'une dizaine de photographies d'exploitation tirées du célèbre film: 7 au format 24 x 31, 1 en 23 x 18 et 2 en 13 x 18.Ce célébrissime succès de scandale qui se termine en arroseur arrosé, Vian passant de vie à trépas durant la première projection de l'adaptation cinématographique de son oeuvre. Première édition illustrée. L'un des 950 exemplaires numérotés sur Alfa.

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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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        Contes choisis *

      A. Gonin, Lausanne 1947. - En feuilles 28 x 21, couverture imprimée rempliée, double emboîtage avec titre sépia au dos de la chemise en demi-parchemin. Etui un brin piqueté. L'un des 6 exemplaires de tête lettrés et nominatif sur Vélin du Marais avec suite sur Chine et trois études (manque le cuivre), après l'unique contenant les 11 dessins originaux. Bon exemplaire de luxe de cet honorable illustré, l'ymagier n'ayant pas grand-chose à envier à Dunoyer de Segonzac, avec trois compositions à l'encre (dont une rehaussée d'aquarelle, que d'eau que d'eau !) qui rappellent son style foisonnant. Il s'agit de variantes du frontispice, de l' illustration page 93 et d'une vue inédite, celle colorée en l'occurrence.Édition soignée de ce choix de contes tirés de divers recueils, imprimé à Genève par l'incontournable Kündig et illustré par un artiste genevois, d'où la jeune Eve sans doute qui hante un paysage du bout du lac (sans jet d'eau) en frontispice.Que d'eau que d'eau !

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        Les troubadours et la radio *

      Cahiers du Club d'Essai de la Radiodiffusion française, Paris 4.1947. - Broché 25 x 20, couverture à rabats illustrée, bande de lancement. Unique et prestigieux ouvrage consacré à l'art radiophonique, soigneusement imprimé par Mourlot, Borgeaud et Duval. Du bien beau monde y est au rendez-vous: Tardieu, Cocteau, Cingria, Fargue, Prévert, pour la parole, Kosma pour la musique et encore Cocteau, Elie Lascaux et Germaine Richier pour les images.Le texte de Charles-Albert, sur cinq pages, est illustré de trois compositions couleur. Édition originale. L'un des 600 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais.

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