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        Lettre autographe.

      S. l. n. d.. Une page in-4 ornee d'un large dessin a l'encre.. A son cher ami [Pierre Beres], le peintre a ecrit "Je suis surpris d'etre sans nouvelles de vous depuis assez longtemps". Au dos de la lettre, il a inscrit "1947-1948, Moutonne, pres l'Orgelet Jura Lons-le-Saunier". Son dessin montre, en effet, l'eglise du petit village jurassien de Moutonne, reconnaissable a sa situation sur une colline et au corps de batiment qui lui fait face. Au premier plan, l'artiste a dessine le "chateau" du meme village, en realite un batisse massive. Cette lettre ornee d'un dessin a ete exposee de juillet a septembre 1992, lors de l'exposition Balthus dans la maison de Courbet qui s'est tenue dans la Maison natale de Gustave Courbet devenue Musee. CE BEAU DESSIN TRES ELABORE MONTRANT UN PAYSAGE DU JURA, region dont etait originaire Gustave Courbet, rappelle l'influence de sa peinture que beaucoup de critiques ont vue dans l'oeuvre de Balthus, ainsi que les liens amicaux du peintre avec Pierre Beres.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Doktor Faustus. Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde.

      Stockholm, Bermann-Fischer 1947 ("StGA").. 773 S. OLwd. m. OUmschl. Potempa D 10.2 - 1. öffentliche Ausgabe. - Sehr schönes Exemplar mit tadellosem Schutzumschlag..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hans K. Matussek & Sohn oHG]
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        Autograph letter signed ("NKazantzaki").

      Paris, 6. VIII. 1947.. 4to. 2 pp. Addendum: TLS by the author's widow, Eleni Kazantzakis. Geneva, 25 May 1973. Folio. 1 p.. Important, pessimistic letter to the Swedish Hellenist Börje Knös (1883-1970), whose visit he anticipates: "Cher monsieur et ami! Nous voila dans le mois d'Aout - le genereux dieu grec qui nous apporte la-bas les deux fruits pleins de mystere et de miel: les figues et les raisins. Pourrais-je esperer que ce dieu genereux va conduire Vos pas a Paris? J'en serais vraiment heureux [...] Ici, a Unesco, le travail commence a etre intense et tres interessant. Mais il ne me reste plus un instant libre pour respirer et ecrire; j'avais commence une serie d'oeuvres (des tragedies et des romans) et tout reste en suspens. Et il n'y a rien au monde qui me donne une plus grande douleur que l'oeuvre inachevee. Je ne voudrais pas mourir sans avoir pu sauver toute mon ame, en l'exprimant par des mots clairs, durs et enflammees. Comme l'Ulysse de mon Odyssee je ne voudrais laisser a la mort comme butin que quelques os et un peu de chair dessechee [...]." Undoubtedly under the impression of the Civil War in Greece, Kazantzakis continues: "Aura-t-on le temps de jouir encore un peu de cette vie unique et ephemere? La lumiere de plus en plus s'assombrit; notre pauvre planete est entree dans une ombre envahissante; l'esprit humain subit une eclipse - notre responsabilite est grande; chaque etincelle de lumiere qui existe encore et vacille doit etre sauvee: [Ho logos ho spermatinos (gr.)], la Parole ensemencant! Chaque jour je deviens plus pessimiste et plus conscient de la responsabilite humaine. Garder cette etincelle, ne pas la laisser s'eteindre! Combattre la nuit horrible avec cette petite lumiere. Rester debout, les yeux ouverts, l'esprit en sentinelle. - Cher monsieur et ami, j'espere Vous revoir bientot et pouvoir parler avec Vous et nous promener aux bords de l'abime sans trebucher [...]". - On stationery with printed UNESCO letterhead. Kazantzakis was then head of the Unesco's classics translation bureau. All the famous novels and tragedies on which his fame rests were written in exile in Paris. - Includes a TLS by the widow Eleni Kazantzakis, in which she sends he late husband's letter to a Mr. Dubois for a charity auction of the "Association Suisse en Faveur des Enfants Infirmes Moteurs Cerebraux".

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        Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young Girl) - True First Edition

      Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1947. Amsterdam: Contact, (1947). First Edition, First Printing. True First Edition, as later printings would be stated on the title page. One of only 1,500 copies. This Dutch printing precedes the American (English language) First Edition by five years. In an early state (fourth printing) dust jacket. Very Good condition, in a Good Dust Jacket. Clean text, with age toned pages. Previous owner name to front. Spine toned. Bumping and wear at head and tail, with a short split starting at head. Boards faintly bowed. The dust jacket presents well in Mylar, but is very fragile along the folds, with a split along the rear edge of the spine panel. Chips to extremities. Overall a nice copy of the true first edition.

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        Autograph letter signed, with illustration.

      [New York, April 6, 1947].. 8vo. 2 pp. On Stanhope Hotel stationery.. Chevalier writes to American author and film and stage director Garson Kanin (1912-99) expressing great satisfaction about a play. "It is not only the best play I have seen in New York but the best anywhere since a pretty long time [...]". Chevalier then comments on their new friendship. "I have been very encouraged with our so interesting conversation at lunch and that I am proud, indeed, to count from now on myself as one of the sincere friends of an extraordinary couple of great professionals". - He signs in full, "Maurice Chevalier," and draws a wonderful sketch of a stage and audience.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Typed letter signed ("Geo. Orwell") with an autograph insertion.

      Barnhill, Jura, Argyllshire, 26. VIII. 1947.. 4to. 2½ pp. on 2 ff.. Highly important autobiographical statement, composed on the Isle of Jura while writing "1984", and but a week after narrowly escaping drowning in the notorious Corryvreckan Whirlpool. The three-page-letter to the editor Richard Usborne was written to furnish him with a sketch of his life and thought, in response to his enquiry: "[...] After leaving school I served five years in the Imperial Police in Burma, but the job was totally unsuited to me and I resigned [...] I am a widower with a son aged a little over 3 [...] I [have] started a novel which I hope to finish by the spring of 1948. I am trying not to do anything else while I get on with this [...] I mean to spend the winter in Jura this year, partly because I never seem to get any continuous work done in London, partly because I think it will be a little easier to keep warm here [...]". Orwell, of course, had a greater struggle to finish '1984' than he here anticipates, being admitted to hospital early in 1948, after only the first draft was ready, and further ruining his health in a race against time to finish the book. It was finally published on 8 June 1949, seven months before his death. - The longest part of this remarkable letter is devoted to the development of those political beliefs that inform and inspired his opus magnum: "[...] As to politics, I was only intermittently interested in the subject until about 1935, though I think I can say I was always more or less 'left.' In 'Wigan Pier' I first tried to thrash out my ideas. I felt, as I still do, that there are huge deficiencies in the whole conception of Socialism, and I was still wondering there was any other way out. After having a fairly good look at British industrialism at its worst, ie. in the mining areas, I came to the conclusion that it is a duty to work for Socialism even if one is not emotionally drawn to it, because the continuance of the present conditions is simply not tolerable, and no solution except some kind of collectivism is viable, because that is what the mass of people want. About the same time I became infected with a horror of totalitarianism, which indeed I already had in the form of hostility towards the Catholic Church. I fought for six months (1936-7) in Spain on the side of Government, and had the misfortune to be mixed up in the internal struggle on the Government side, which left me with the conviction that there is not much to choose between Communism and Fascism, though for various reasons I would choose Communism if there were no other choice open. I have been vaguely associated with Trotskyists and Anarchists, and more closely with the left wing of the Labour Party (the Bevan-Foot end of it) [...] But I have never belonged to a political party, and I believe that even politically I am more valuable if I record what I believe to be true and refuse to toe a party line [...]". Usborne was at the time assistant editor to Macdonald Hastings at The Strand, and was to go on to write two classic studies, "Clubland Heroes" (1953) and "Wodehouse at Work" (1961), as well as completing Wodehouse's last novel, "Sunset at Blandings" (1977). This milieu, that Usborne was to make his own, held its fascination for Orwell as well, as exemplified by his essays on "Boys' Weeklies" (1939) and "In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse" (1945). John Rodden, in his review of Peter Davison's important 2010 collection of Orwell's correspondence (cf. below) which first included this letter, writes that "Orwell [here] furnishes a thousand-word summary regarding the evolution of his thinking on the warring ideologies of the day. Most important is his remark that 'there is not much to choose between Communism and Fascism.' Despite Orwell's status as the leading literary Cold Warrior of the West, critics and historians have not claimed that Orwell viewed communism as an evil equivalent to Nazism and fascism - not even his conservative or neoconservative admirers. Thus the statement to Richard Usborne represents an unexpected revelation" (John Rodden, The Unexamined Orwell, p. 302). - Traces of folds and staplemarks (slight ruststains on p. 1). On headed stationery. - First published in: Orwell: A Life in Letters (ed. by Peter Davison), 2010.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Rasckazy, poemy, satiry, stikhi.

      . mit Foma Prutkov und Igor' Avtamonov. 192 S., (1) Bl. Kl.8vo. (14 cm) Farb. illustr. OKart. Augsburg 1947. - - " This volume is a joint publication by two first-wave Russian emigres from Serbia, Irina N. and Igor' A. Avtamonov (1913-1959). The third author, Foma Kuz'mich Prutkov, is the imaginary "son" of the famous alias of nineteenth-century Russian writers Aleksei Tolstoi and the brothers Zhemchuzhimyi. The book was apparently self-published and printed by the typography of D. Sazhnin in Augsburg, with a print run of 300 copies. Published with the approval of the United Nation Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Censorship stamp reads: "Approved by UNRRA Team 631." ... illustrated throughout and on Wrappers by the authors." (Philip S. Penka. "Temporary Spiritual Substenance": The Print Culture of Russian Displaced Persons in Post-War Germany (1945-1951), Bibliography, No.1)...

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernard Richter]
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        Les gens sont bien plus beaux qu'ils croient. Vive leur vraie figure. Portraits a ressemblance extraite, a ressemblance cuite et confite dans la memoire, a ressemblance eclatee dans la memoire de Mr Jean Dubuffet, peintre.

      Paris, Galerie Rene Drouin, du 7 au 31 octobre 1947.. 4 pages (1 feuille depliante: 43,5x54,5 cm).. Affiche sur papier rose pale, illustree par Dubuffet avec 20 caricatures d' Artaud, Cingria, Michaux, Ponge, e.a. Avec une texte 'Causette' de Jean Dubuffet.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        DER SPIEGEL. Das deutsche Nachrichten-Magazin (später Nachrichtenmagazin) Jahrgang 1 - 57 / 1947 - 2007. (Jg.1-3 in Nachdruck, sonst alles Or.-Hefte, gebunden, ab 1959 - 2007 in den roten Or.-Leinenbänden bzw. in Or.-Heften) Mit Registerbänden. 1948 - 1950, 1953 -1998. Hrsg. von Rudolf Augstein.

      Hannover / Hmbg., Spiegel, 1947-, 2007.. In sehr guten priv. Einbäden, (siehe Foto) ab 1959 in "Spiegel"-Originaleinbänden, Rest in Or.-Heften. 4to. (Der Preis schließt den Transport innerhalb Deutschlands, 34 Bananenkisten, ein.). *Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Vollständiges Exemplar der einzigen Deutschen Zeitschrift, die bis zum heutigen Tage besteht! Woche für Woche, Jahr für Jahr : Nachrichten, Berichte, Hintergründe aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur von der Nachkriegszeit, dem Wirtschaftsaufschwung. vom "Mauerbau" bis zum "Fall der Mauer"... Wahlkämpfe der bewegten Jahre 1965 - 1970 mit der ganzen Berichterstattung aus den Dt. Universitäten über die Studentenbewegung, die Regierung Brandt / Schmidt. Die Zeit des "Kalten Krieges" mit den Regierungen Kennedy, Chruschtschow bis Gorbatschow. Eine fast schon zur Sentimentalität treibende Informationsflut aus der Vergangenheit "unserer" Tage, Wochen, Jahre! //..// Gebundene Reprints: 1947, 1948, 1949. Jahr 1950+1958 in roten, hellen, schwarzen Halbleinenbänden; bis zum Jahr 1999 in einheitl. Or.-Spiegeleinbänden; Rest in Or. Heften. Ein Teil der Register - Hefte im "vom Spiegel-Verlag autorisierten Nachdruck"!! Lieferung der Reihe in ca. 1-2 Wochen nach der Bestellung. Falls gewünscht, wird die Reihe bis zum Tag der Auslieferung ergänzt und gebunden. // Europäisches "Umland": Transport nach Absprache, mit eigenem Wagen: 4.500,-+ ca. EUR200 - EUR 400,--, je nach Entfernung //

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        Andre Masson et son univers.

      Geneva/Paris, Trois Collines, 1947.. 4°. 241 pages. First edition. No. VI of XL numbered copies on velin d'arches a la forme, pur chiffon, signed by Masson, Leiris, and Limbour. An ample survey of Masson's oeuvre, containing about 100 reproductions, many on coated paper, two in color, with accompanying essays by fellow surrealists Leiris and Limbour. A very near fine, partially unopened copy in publisher's illsutrated stiff self-wrappers with a short edge-tear to head of spine, still bearing the publisher's protective glassine, the latter rather darkened. [Collection 'Les Grandes Peintres Par Leurs Amis' - Vol. 3]..

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        Ulysses (2 Bde., compl.). Forditotta Gaspar Endre.

      Budapest, NovaIrodalmi Intezet, 1947. Gr.8°. III, 310 S.; 294 S., HLwd., Rücken etwas verblichen, einge S. etwas fleckig, Innengelenk angebrochen und dilettantisch verklebt. Insgesamt etwas gebrauchspurig. Preis in CHF: 1320. Seltene erste ungarische Ausgabe dieses bahnbrechenden Werkes. Nr. 398 von insgesamt 1000 Exemplaren (Scolum S. 119/58). Text ungarisch.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Plan. Literatur / Kunst / Kultur [2. Jg.: Plan. Kunst / Literatur / Kritik]. Hrsg. von Otto Basil. Wien: Müller 1945-1948

      . 18 Hefte (= alles Erschienene). Mit Beiträgen von Jean Anouilh, Charles Baudelaire, Alban Berg, Bertholt Brecht, Hermann Broch, Arnolt Bronnen, Albert Camus, Paul Celan, Milo Dor, Erich Fried, Egon Friedell, Albert Paris gütersloh, Fritz Hochwälder, Aldous Huxley, Hugo Huppert, Ernst Jirgal, Franz Kafka, Theodor Kramer, Leopold Liegler, Federico Garcia Lorca, Wladimir Majakowski, Viktor Mateijka, Friederika Mayröcker, Boris Pasternak, Saint-John Perse, Arthur Rimbaud, Jean-Paul Sartre, Rene Stangeler, Tristan Tzara, Jakob Wassermann, Paul Valßery, Hans Weigel, Walt Whitman u. a. Mit Bildern, Photos und Zeichnungen von Hans Arp, Herbert Boeckl, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Ernst Fuchs, Albert Paris Gütersloh, Rudolf Hausner, Edgar Jene, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele, Fritz Wotruba u. a. sowie Orig.-Holzschn. von Edgar Jene und Rudolf Pointner. - Wichtige Literatur- und Kunstzeitschrift der europäischen Avantgarde nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. - Hefte in einem dem Alter entsprechenden Zustand, H 5/1947 innen auf ca. 20 Seiten am Außensteg beschädigt

      [Bookseller: Hesperus Verlag & Antiquariat]
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        Bright November. Poems.

      - London; The Fortune Press, [1947]. First edition. 19,5x13,5 cm. Publisher's red boards with printed pale blue-green dustjacket. Both flaps are clipped and there is a 10/6 price sticker on the front one. The jacket is slightly sunned at spine and has a short tear at rear upper folding, a small speck and a light crease on front panel, and a minimal chip at top front corner. Pp. 17/18 has a small tear in outer margin, contents are otherwise fine and partly unopened. An extremely well-preserved copy of the author's first book. Amis, who neither received any payment for the publication of this book, nor for the unauthorised second edition of 1964, haunted the publisher in several novels to finally kill him off in The Anti-Death League. D'Arch Smith, R. A. Caton and the Fortune Press 10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems

      New York:: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1947.. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First edition. Octavo, original beige cloth. Inscribed by the author, "The Beautiful changes as a forest is changes Richard Wilbur". Near fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows some light wear to the extremities. The American poet and literary translator Richard Wilbur twice won the 1957 and 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987. The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems is first novel which contribution to his first reception of the Pulitzer Prize.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Ombre de mon amour *

      P. Cailler, Vésenaz près Genève 30.9.1947. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Inscription à l'encre sur garde 21 planches hors texte. Édition historique que Cailler lui-même désavouera en 1955, republiant en fac-similé ces textes en version augmentée sous le titre semble-t-il plus adéquat de "Poèmes à Lou".Notre exemplaire sur deuxième papier, un brin rustique comme on l'aime au Paradis des Vaches et du Chocolat, ne comporte déjà plus le texte intégral réservé aux seuls rarissimes 20 vélin de tête. Par contre il possède le verso du frontispice en couleur, imprimé en noir dans le tirage ordinaire, dont nous disposerions un exemplaire sur demande. Édition originale. L'un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur crème antique, outre 20 vélin pur fil, 150 Swiss thick et 3'200 chamois.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        De toros y toreros. Ilustraciones originales de Manolo Hugue. Litografías realizadas por Camilo Fabregas. En rama

      Amigos del Libro, Barcelona 1947 - caja cartoné muy rozada y con antigua mancha de agua, interior bien conservado ilustrado con 10 litografías en color y 7 en negro de dibujos de Manolo Hugue, cubierta ilustrada. edición numerada, número 113 de 300, sobre papel vitela fabricado por la Casa Guarro. 242 págs.

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        Obras: El Patrañuelo - El Sobremesa y Alivio De Caminantes - El Buen Aviso y Portacuentos - Teatro Vario - Comedias - Auctos.

      Sociedad De Bibliófilos Españoles, Madrid 1947 - LIpp. - 1h. - 381pp. - = - XXXVpp. - 394pp. = y = XXpp. - 332pp. Ilustrado con 20 facsímiles que reproducen las portadas de las obras. Edición de 400 ejemplares numerados y nominados. Perfecto ejemplar aun intonso, con una muy buena encuadernación de Manuel Bueno, a media piel con puntas. Lomeras con nervios y florones con mosaico. Cortes superiores dorados. 3 Vols. En 4º [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COLECCION DE ASTURIAS reunida por. Publícala el Marqués de Aledo. Ed. y notas de M. Ballesteros Gaibrois.

      Gráfs. Reunidas, Madrid 1947 - 4 vols. 4ºM. XLIVp, 306p, 1h= XVIIIp, 439p = XXIIIp, 247p = XVp, 422p. Láminas. Rúst. algo roz. Dedicatoria autógrafa del Marqués de Aledo. "- Edición limitada y numerada de 550 ejemplares. Ejemplar nº 384 de los 500 en papel "Alfa" superior." 1947-1952

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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      [NP: American Airlines, no earlier than 1947 or later than 1954]. [NP: American Airlines, no earlier than 1947 or later than 1954].. Folio. Color photolithographed poster (40 x 30"; 76 x 102 cm). Trivial use and a few minuscule edge tears confined to the extreme edges of the blank margins, otherwise a near fine, fresh example. A vintage, unrestored example of the distinguished series of original poster designs Kauffer created for his primary American client beginning in 1947, and continuing up until his death in 1954.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Second Diary of a Diplomatic Correspondent [Inscribed to Jacqueline Kennedy]

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, 1947. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, 1947. Edition and publication date not indicated, but a letter from the author, which accompanies the book, indicates 1947 as the year the book was printed. The book shows just a trace of wear, the jacket has some chipping and rubbing. This copy either belonged to or was intended for Jacqueline Kennedy, while in the White House, because of the author's association, as a journalist, with her husband and father-in-law, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. during the World War II era in Great Britain. A typed, signed letter from the author, addressed to "Her Excellency, Mrs. John Kennedy" is laid in at the front of the book. It is dated May 18, 1961, several months after President Kennedy was inaugurated and a month in advance of a June trip abroad for the President and First Lady. Bilainkin requests an opportunity to show Mrs. Kennedy where he met with her husband in 1945 and he also suggests lunch with the First Lady at a place where he dined with a young JFK. He recalls his dealings with JFK and his father and marks text on the jacket and Index that he feels Mrs. Kennedy may find of interest. On the front free endpaper, Bilainkin has written the following inscription: "For the First Lady of the United States of America, from an old admirer and all-weather friend of the Kennedy clan. George Bilainkin, May 1961." There is no indication in the book that Bilainkin's gift was actually in the possession of Jacqueline Kennedy, but if it found its way to her out of the checkpoints where her mail was received and sorted, then it's possible the book may even have been shown to the President. Regardless of Bilainkin's success or failure at putting this book into the hands of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961, the book did eventually make its way into a Washington, D.C. area estate. And it remains an interesting association copy from an admirer and acquaintance of the Kennedys. . SIGNED. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

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        The Launching of Roger Brook

      Hutchinson, London 1947 - 379 pages. No Dust Jacket as issued. Covers have superficial rubbing/wear. Edges of boards have superficial wear. Spine has mild fading. Edges of dust jacket have moderate chipping. The dust jacket has been price-clipped. Pages are lightly tanned. Edges of pages are slightly foxed. The dust jacket has the Erratum concerning the mis-spelling of "Forsque" on the front of the jacket, indicating that this is the true first edition Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; Inventory No: 13120190. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manyhills Books]
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      Verlag Gerd Hatje [with pasted overslip of Teriade Editeur] (1947) Quarto, original printed paper slip case with original graphic design by Matisse with printed German distributors advertisement for Jazz pasted on the verso, 4 leaves, German text throughout, 2 double page pochoir colour paper cut-out illustrations by Matisse L?Enterrement de Pierrot and Le Lanceur de couteaux, 1 text illustration.GERMAN PROSPECTUS FOR MATISSE?S GREATEST WORK ? JAZZ ? UNRECORDED IN ANY MATISSE BIBLIOGRAPHY. The two prints are made by the pochoir or stencil process, using the same colours and process as used for the eventual prints in Jazz, which achieves a rich colour tone. These prints here in this Prospectus, are smaller in size, but the same quality as those in Jazz. The printed paper slip cover has a design of the word JAZZ  which is different to that on eventual book.L?Enterrement de Pierrot - Pierrot?s Funeral - was plate X in Jazz. It represents a funeral, with dead autumn leaves; but since it is the funeral of a Pierrot, it is nonetheless fresh and sprightly. The leaves in the upper violet band are those of the Maritime Arrowhead, a plant about which Matisse was passionate at the time. Matisse had been gravely ill two years before, and it seems probable that the mock funeral here refers to his own brush with death. The red shape inside the carriage suggests, within the context of the Jazz imagery, the passionate heart of Pierrot ? and perhaps of the artist. Henri Matisse Paper Cut-Outs, no.26.Le Lanceur de couteaux ? The Knife Thrower ? was plate no.XV in Jazz. The Knife Thrower is translated into a mass of violent colour (violet), delimited by a dynamic design. This is opposed by the soft (pale blue) colour of the woman-target, her heart a flower, who is confident. Another example of the male-female theme, it suggests the artist and model, with the emphasis placed on the exacting demands of drawing as performance.Henri Matisse Paper Cut-Outs, no.31.

      [Bookseller: Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire.

      New York, A New Directions Book, James Laughlin, 1947 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Victim

      New York: Vanguard, 1947. First edition of the author's second novel. Octavo, original black cloth. A near fine copy without the usual darkening to the gutters in a near fine spine darkened dust jacket that shows light shelfwear. Signed by the author on the title page.Looking back at his first two novels later in his career, Bellow "distanced himself from them by calling Dangling Man his M.A. and The Victim his Ph.D." Like many of his works, the protagonist is a young Jewish man. In a New York heat wave he is accosted in the park by a stranger who accuses him of ruining his life. "The best novel to come out of America-or England-for a generation" (The New York Review of Books).

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        PIERRE À FEU. Les Miroirs Profonds

      Quarto, original printed covers in green, black, blue and red, paper cut-out design by Matisse, 87pp + (1), original Matisse lithograph frontispiece in blue ink, full page woodcut by Matisse and 15 full page black and white heliogravures by Matisse, signed in pencil by Matisse on the verso of the title.Matisse, L?Art du Livre, no.101. Matisse, Paper Cut-Outs, no.41.Limited edition, signed by Matisse, no.18 of 49 signed copies, of an edition of 900. The poems, essays and interviews in this book constitute an homage to Matisse. This book is regarded as the first literary reaction to Jazz and other pre-1947 cut-outs.The front cover consists of a green whale at the top and a red shark at the bottom revolving clockwise around a black and blue spiked ?burst?; the letters of the title are scattered legibly on both sides. On the back cover Matisse placed a yellow fish above a black square against a cream background.

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        The Case of the Fan-Dancer's Horse [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]

      William Morrow and Co. New York 1947 - First Edition. Perry Mason mystery novel which features a body with a Japanese sword through it. This copy with nice inscription signed in full by Gardner and as "Uncle Erle" at front endpaper. Very Good, some spotting to cloth, some wear at spine ends, in Very Good dustjacket, some tiny edge chips and wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Novelas a Marcia Leonarda. Ilustradas con 10 aguafuertes y 5 litografias de Marta Ribas y precedidas de una introduccion de Martin de Riquer

      Horta, Barcelona 1947 - cartulina muy bien conservada con estuche aguafuertes y litografias de Marta Ribas, en rama, tirada limitada. . 207 págs.

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        Richard Wilson R. A. The Grand Classic

      Leigh on Sea: F. Lewis Publishers Limited, 1947. Inscribed with an original sonnet by the author, gift inscription to Eleanor & Gordon Roe. Bound in original publishers cloth. Slightly bumped on base of spine. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Dust jacket rubbed, dust or dirt marked, section missing on front panel. Internally, long neat inscription and sonnet on endpapers. Pages in very good clean condition. A65. Signed by Author. Limited to 500 Copies. Very Good Plus/Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Dreams That Money Can Buy

      NY: Films International of America [1947]. - RICHTER (Hans). Dreams That Money Can Buy. New York: Films International of America [1947]. 8vo, [24]pp; pictorial wrappers printed in brown on yellow stiff paper (variant to copies with printed green wrappers, no known priority). Cover illustration collage by Max Ernst (from his book “La Semaine de Bonté”). Numerous text illustrations (mostly from photographs), also includes text on inside and back wrappers. Promotional programme for this classic experimental film directed by Hans Richter which won the prize for the best contribution to the progress of Cinematography at the Biennale Film Festival 1947. The seven dream scenarios, shaped after the visions of contemporary avant-garde artists comprise: Desire (Max Ernst), The Girl with the Prefabricated Heart (Fernand Leger), Ruth, Roses and Revolvers (Man Ray), Discs and Nudes Descending the Staircase (Marcel Duchamp; music by John Cage), Ballet (Alexander Calder), Circus (Alexander Calder) and Narcissus (Hans Richter). Other contributors and participants included Louis Applebaum, Paul Bowles, Andre Breton, John Cage, David Diamond, Libby Holman, John Latouche, Darius Milhaud, Dorothea Tanning, &c. Reference: From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books that Matter, p.101 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Death On The Mall

      Published by Wright & Brown Ltd., 1 Crane Court, Fleet Street, London First Edition 1947. London 1947. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original coral cloth covers, black title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 160 printed pages of text. Minimal wear to the covers, sun fading to the coral of the spine and margins, ghosting to the end papers. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition period art work dust wrapper with slight sun fading to the red lettering of the spine, repaired tear to the top of the rear panel, shallow rubs to the gutters and fore edges, wrapper has been repaired on the inside along the edges with clear tape. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Noa Noa, voyage de Tahiti *

      Jan Förlag, Stockholm 1947. - Relié demi toile, jaquette illustrée en noir. Riche iconographie, en majeure partie en couleur. Exemplaire en parfait état de ce copieux fac-similé du manuscrit de 204 pages, soigneusement imprimé sur pur chiffon.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Picasso. The Recent Years 1939-1946

      New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1947. Quarto. Original light grey cloth with black spine, titles to front board and spine gilt. With the original card slipcase. Illustrated with 135 monochrome plates. Small stain to front pastedown, bookplate to back pastedown, slipcase rubbed to edges, squashed and repaired to verso with sellotape. First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 350 numbered copies signed by Picasso. A retrospective of Picasso's paintings during World War II that could not be shown during those years.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        I, The Jury

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1947. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Signed by the author, "A big hello! Mickey Spillane". With the release of "I The Jury" Mickey Spillane introduced the world to detective Mike Hammer. Since its release, it has never went out of print, and Spillane's novels have sold over 100 million copies. Adopted to film in 1953, and by that time it had sold 3.5 million copies.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Building Plans and Elevation for Structure on South Side of Harrison 71' 6" East of 1st, San Francisco. Current address: One Rincon Hill.San Francisco's most recognized high-rise

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1947. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 20" x 30". 6 sheets. Job #220. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Second Diary of a Diplomatic Correspondent [Inscribed to Jacqueline Kennedy]

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, 1947. Edition and publication date not indicated, but a letter from the author, which accompanies the book, indicates 1947 as the year the book was printed. The book shows just a trace of wear, the jacket has some chipping and rubbing. This copy either belonged to or was intended for Jacqueline Kennedy, while in the White House, because of the author's association, as a journalist, with her husband and father-in-law, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. during the World War II era in Great Britain. A typed, signed letter from the author, addressed to "Her Excellency, Mrs. John Kennedy" is laid in at the front of the book. It is dated May 18, 1961, several months after President Kennedy was inaugurated and a month in advance of a June trip abroad for the President and First Lady. Bilainkin requests an opportunity to show Mrs. Kennedy where he met with her husband in 1945 and he also suggests lunch with the First Lady at a place where he dined with a young JFK. He recalls his dealings with JFK and his father and marks text on the jacket and Index that he feels Mrs. Kennedy may find of interest. On the front free endpaper, Bilainkin has written the following inscription: "For the First Lady of the United States of America, from an old admirer and all-weather friend of the Kennedy clan. George Bilainkin, May 1961." There is no indication in the book that Bilainkin's gift was actually in the possession of Jacqueline Kennedy, but if it found its way to her out of the checkpoints where her mail was received and sorted, then it's possible the book may even have been shown to the President. Regardless of Bilainkin's success or failure at putting this book into the hands of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961, the book did eventually make its way into a Washington, D.C. area estate. And it remains an interesting association copy from an admirer and acquaintance of the Kennedys. . SIGNED. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

      [Bookseller: Whiting Books]
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        THE SCARF

      New York: The Dial Press,. 1947. boards.. The inevitable tanning to the pulpy paper stock (mild in this case),. a fine copy in fine dust jacket with a hint of dust soiling to rear. panel. A sharp copy; among the finest extant copies. (#148090). First edition. The author's second book and first novel. The first person narrative of a psychotic killer.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Organic Chemistry - General Theory Part (¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿-¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿)

      PUBLISHING HOUSE ARGIRI Papazisi, Athens 1947 - 1/4 black buckram binding leather spine cover with guilt embossed title and raised bands binding tight and square, text clean all in fine condition delicately annotated by hand by the author with several handwritten notes included Greek language very rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: H&G Antiquarian Books]
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        Sanctuaires du Moyen-Âge à Paris -

      Raoust 1947 -, Lille - 1 In-4 Sous étui et chemise cartonnés. Couverture rempliée. Intérieur propre et frais. Illustré de 23 eaux-fortes d'Omer BOUCHERY reproduisant les plus vieilles églises de Paris depuis le XII° siècle jusqu'à la Renaissance. Exemplaire contenant une aquarelle (Eglise de Saint-Germain-des-Prés) et un dessin (église Saint-Severin) par Omer BOUCHERY. Très bon état TIRAGE LIMITE à 250 exemplaires, tous numérotés et signés par l'artiste, un des 30 exemplaires sur vélin de Montval (n°17). Comprend une suite en sanguine des gravures sur japon mince, une suite de 10 eaux-fortes en noir.

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Three Came to Ville Marie

      Francis Aldor, London 1947 - 1st UK Edition and 1st impression of this award winning novel [Governor Generals Award for English Language Fiction] by the Canadian poet and author who died in the year this UK edition was published. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine in fine condition all fresh and bright. Internally also fresh and clean with no inscriptions and just some uneven fading to the endpapers from contact with the jacket flaps. Appears to be unread. Unpriceclipped dustjacket remains very bright with minimal edge wear at fold and spine ends and one closed tear at the top of the rear panel of about half an inch or so in length. Also here with this copy is the original publicity wrap around for the novel. A very remarkable copy for its age and a very very scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: London Rare Books, PBFA]
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        Dark Carnival

      Arkham House 1947 - SIGNED limited edition. Author signed on the title page. Colophon page states this is a limited edition and one of 3,000 copies (however ther known to be 3,112 in total). First Edition, thus. Book is fine in a near fine wrappers. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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      - .- .- .- M.- Estado Mayor Central del Ejército. Impr, del Servicio Geográfico.- .- 1947-1981.- Folio.- .- .- .- Sólida holandesa nueva con puntas, nervios e hilos de oro.- Conserva las cubiertas originales. Buen estado (Escasos puntos de óx en los dos primeros tomos).- TOMO I: Antecedentes (hasta mediados del siglo XIX).- Guerra hispano-marroquí de 1859-1860.- Conflicto en el Campo exterior de Melilla en 1893-1894.-LXXV lámns fuera de texto.Varios planos a toda pág. 7 mapas plegados en carpeta aparte. 608 pp. TOMO II: Campaña del Rif de 1909.-Campaña del Kert (1911-1912) y Acción Militar y Política posterior en el Territorio de Melilla (1912-1919).- Campañas de Yebala (1913-1919).- 37 mapas plegados (algunos de gran tamaño) fuera de texto. 40 lámns por ambas caras, fuera de texto. 944 pp. TOMO III:Campañas de 1919 a 1923.- 46 mapas plegados y 16 lámns fuera de texto. 723 pp. TOMO IV:Campañas 1923-1927 y Apéndices. 16 mapas plegados y 6 lámns fuera de texto. 267 ppATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires d'une Chanteuse (Memoiren einer Sängerin)

      Trois Cents Disciples d'Esculape, Paris 1947 - 1/279. Large quarto. 166, [14]pp. 3/4 olive morocco over marbled paper covered boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in. Color frontispiece. Title page in red and black lettering. Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient, was a German operatic soprano. As a singer, she combined a rare quality of tone with dramatic intensity of expression, which was as remarkable on the concert platform as in opera. After her death, a two-volume work entitled Memoiren einer Sängerin (Memoirs of a [female] singer), purporting to be her erotic memoirs, was published in two instalments in 1868 and 1875. The first volume is a plausible account of her sex life, though various discrepancies with known facts have led many to doubt its complete veracity. The erotic adventures contained in the second volume, however seem to descend into complete sexual fantasy. These include the author indulging in lesbian sadomasochism, group sex, sodomy, bestiality, scatology, necrophilia, prostitution, and vampirism: all before she had reached the age of 27. Whether true or not, this work is Germany's most famous work of erotic literature, many times reprinted, and translated into English as Pauline the Prima Donna. This striking limited edition contains the two parts of Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient's memoirs, and is superbly illustrated throughout with 15 delightful etchings, with an additional suite of 6 refused etchings by French artist Polvexio. Each plate is protected with a tissue-guard. Minor shelf wear and moderate rubbing along edges of binding. Spine slightly sunned. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Text in French. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Cheltenham: Published by the author, 1947. Book. Illus. by Flying Officer Terence Entract. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 201pp; numerous b/w illustrations. "[dedicated] to the memory of those fifty-one brother officers murdered by the Germans after escaping in 1944..." (Foreword.) In blue cloth/boards, with col. coat of arms on the front cover. Minor wear to extremities, but overall a very nice copy of an extremely scarce account of POW life in WWII..

      [Bookseller: Old Authors Bookshop]
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        Correspondance de j boucher de perthes 1788 1868 temoin de dix regnes

      Editions claire, 1947. in12 broché

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        32 Tetes Sous Le Meme Bonnet (Inscribed)

      France: Edite Aux Depens De Quelques Bibliophiles, 1947. First edition. Paperback. Good. Oversized 8vo. Little known and early work of drawings by Mitelberg, a French political cartoonist. Text in French by Ferrary and Roman. This copy INSCRIBED by Mitelberg and dated in 1946. A fragile production. This copy in good condition overall with small chips and wear to covers. One of twelve hundred hand numbered copies. Despite the ample limitation, we could find only two copies in world institutional holdings.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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