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        History of United States Naval Operations in World War II *Volume 1-15*

      Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1947. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size=6."x9.. Frontis, Maps & Photos. (full book description) Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA, 1947. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG+/VG, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=6."x9.", Frontis, Maps & Photos. First Printing Edition with DJ's. First 14 volumes are all First Printings, Volume 15 (Supplement and General Index, not price clipped but doesn't say First Edition, but doesn't list another printing. Ink gift note on Volume 14, ink names, dates on Volumes 3,5,6,7 & 8. Ink name label on Volume 15 front endpaper, o.w. rest of books are clean, tight and bright. DJ's vary from Good (1 chip or so) to VG+ with a small tear or 2. All volumes have DJ's that have clear plastic protective covers.Great First Printing Set. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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        Cinq Sonnets de Petrarque, avec une eau-forte (etching) de Picasso.

      Francesco Petrarca (Picasso and Aragon) Cinq Sonnets de Petrarque, avec une eau-forte (etching) de Picasso. Cinq Sonnets de Petrarque. La Fontaine de Vaucluse, MCMXLVII (Paris, 1947) With an original etching by Picasso (Bloch 370), translated in French by Louis Aragon. One of 100 copies on Arches wove of a total edition of 110. Each copy is inscribed with a different handwritten proverb by Louis Aragon, in lieu of his signature, and is numbered in ink by Aragon. This book includes five sonnets from the Canzoniere conceived and written by Francesco Petrarca after the death of his beloved Laura on 1348. Picasso's etching for the book is a beautiful oval face surrounded by flowing hair, representing the idealized portrait of Laura, but it was the homage of Louis Aragon to Elsa Triolet, a Russian he met in 1928 after a suicide attempt, and who changed his life. In the dedicatory epigraph Aragon wrote: "They said Laura was somebody Else" the printing of the capital letter E make a possible equation between Laura and Else, or Laura and Elsa. Ref: Cramer 47, Bloch 370, Bloch books 43.inscribed : a short note written by the author or a previous owner in the beginning of a book, generally accompanied by a signature.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Dark Carnival (Signed)

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1947. First edition / First printing.. Hardcover.. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.. Octavo. First printing of the first edition of the author's first book. One of 3,112 copies printed. Collects twenty-seven classic short stories. ~SIGNED by Bradbury and dated May 21, 1948 in black ink on the front flyleaf. An almost fine copy (but for it's age) in a near fine dust jacket, with slight wear and creasing at spine ends and corners, and bit of rubbing at folds. An otherwise excellent copy of a title seldom found in such condition. Especially scarce signed within a year of publication.

      [Bookseller: Bloody Rare Books, LLC]
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        DARK CARNIVAL

      Sauk City: Arkham House 1947 1st ed, 1947. First edition. Inscribed by Bradbury on bookplate: For - - This copy of D.C. signed with good wishes by - Ray Bradbury. The first printing of Bradbury's first book being one of only 3000 copies. A hardcover book with dustjacket in good condition. Book is slightly bowed with some offsetting on endpapers else clean and tight. Dustjacket has mild wear along its edges; some sopil to the white portion of the rear panel; and two tiny 1/4-inch chips at the crown of spine.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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        THE VICTIM. Signed

      New York: The Vanguard Press, 1947 Lovely example of the First edition of the author's second book. Signed by Bellow at the top of the title-page in black ink. First edition. 8vo., 294pp., black cloth, lettered in light blue to spine, top edge stained blue. A fine copy in dustwrapper, price-clipped, showing minimal use; The delicate powder blue dustwrapper just a bit faded at the spine, a couple of short closed tears. By far a better than usual example of this important Burgess 99 Novel.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Victim

      New York: Vanguard, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book with light edgewear in a very good plus dust jacket. Some offsetting to the endpapers. Some darkening to the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. A very fragile jacket. Price clipped. The author's second novel in which the protagonist, Asa Leventhal, must deal with what he believes is bigotry and racism. But who is the ultimate victim? Signed by Bellow on the title page. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking. 1947 Annual. Fujen

      Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking, 1947 - Text in CHINESE language. Quarto, 26.6*18.6cm. 118 pages (72 full-page photos). An extremely rare album that chronicles the development of a prestigious catholic university in old China. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Batouala.

      - Georges Guillot, Editeur, 1947, 1 volume de 235x300 mm environ, 185 pages, en feuillets sous chemise rempliée et emboîtage rouille avec dos toilé noir portant titre rouge. Exemplaire numéroté (N° 383), un des 350 exemplaire sur Arches à la forme, illustré de 18 gouaches de P.-E. Bécat, gravées par Louis Macard. Frottements et petits accrocs sur les coins de l'étui, sinon bon état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Diogène]
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        Les Fleurs du Mal

      Baudelaire, Charles illustrated by Matisse, Henri. Paris: La Bibliothèque Française, 1947. 29 portraits of women in which Matisse captures expressions and gestures of the passionate and loving feminine nature. With one original etching on chine appliqué (frontispiece), 33 full-page photo-lithographs, 38 line-drawn decorations (10 full-page), of which 2 on the covers, and 33 wood-engraved lettrines; all by Matisse. Large 4to. Decorate wraps, designed by Matisse. Slipcase and chemise. One of 300 numbered copies on papier de Rives, signed by Matisse in the colophon, from the limited edition of 320 in all. Etching printed by R. Lacourière, lithographs by Mourlot Frères, wood-engraving by Theo Schmied.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Repli. Gravures de Henri Matisse

      Paris (Éditions du Bélier), 1947.. 163, (7)pp. 12 original lithographs hors texte, of which 6 printed on white stock and 6 on grey. 6 linocut lettrines and culs-de-lampe (2 printed in red, 4 in black). 4to. Portfolio; all contents loose, as issued. Wrapper, printed in yellow pochoir with a cut-out composition designed by Matisse. Publisher’s chemise and slipcase (heavy boards, slightly rubbed). Édition de tête: one of 25 numbered copies (of 35) printed on Montval vélin à la forme and accompanied by an extra suite of the lithographs on chine, signed by Matisse and Rouveyre in the justification, from the edition of 335 in all, the remainder of which was printed on Arches. Lithographs printed by Mourlot Frères, gravures by Feuquet et Baudier. A cycle in two parts, commemorating, in poems and images, the end of a love affair between Rouveyre--shown in six portraits by Matisse--and an unnamed woman, similarly depicted in brilliantly elegant line drawings, to whom the poet had dedicated two other works in the 1930s. The lemon-yellow design of the wrapper recalls the cutouts of Matisse’s “Jazz,” published in the same year. A few tiny foxmarks; a fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Ars Libri Ltd]
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        CEFALU

      London: Editions Poetry, (1947)., 1947 Durrell, Lawrence. Durrell, Lawrence. CEFALU. London: Editions Poetry, (1947). First Edition of Lawrence Durrell's satirical novel, republished as The Dark Labyrinth. A fine copy in oatmeal cloth, gilt titles to the spine, pages browned as is usual, in a bright, fresh dustwrapper without the usual sunning to the spine, some light use and a couple of minor closed tears. Small 8vo. 238 pp. "Lawrence Durrell is a virtuoso, capable of extraordinary feats of prose and poetry. His command as a writer is supreme, as a creative artist, Durrell may be aptly likened to Mozart". The New York Times. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition]. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Vision of the Fool

      London: The Grey Walls Press Ltd,, 1947. Tall octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. 31 plates of which 2 are in colour. Lightly rubbed at extremities, endpapers toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and toned jacket with some small chips. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Alex Comfort with best wishes from Elisabeth and Cecil Collins. September 19th, 1947. Cambridge". Comfort was a poet and novelist, physician, and the author of both the first monograph on Collins' artwork and the best-selling Joy of Sex.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE HARDER THEY FALL. Inscribed

      New York: Random House, 1947 Excellent Presentation Copy. First Edition. 8vo., 343pp. A very good or better copy showing light use in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper to Hall of Fame sportswriter Jimmy Cannon dated in the year of publication: "For Jimmy, / who takes a game / with athletes and makes a world / with people / With admiration and warm / regards / Budd / July 15 1947". An explosive novel exposing the fight world's manipulation of prizefighters by their managers & racketeers. Basis for the critical 1956 Mark Robson directed film noir starring Rod Steiger, Max Baer, Sr. & Humphrey Bogart in his strong final role. An excellent unique Association Copy linking Schulberg & Cannon; two of America's greatest [sports] writers - both listed in the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Schulberg is the only non-boxer honored as a "Living Legend of Boxing" by the World Boxing Association.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Harder They Fall

      Random House, New York,, 1947. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in red and blue, top edge stained red. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue cloth folding box. An excellent copy in the little creased and frayed dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        André Masson et son univers

      Geneva/Paris, Trois Collines, 1947.: Art; Books / Art; French Literature; illustrated; Modern Thought; Rare Books; Signed; surrealism. [Collection 'Les Grandes Peintres Par Leurs Amis' - Vol. 3].. 4°.. First edition. No. VI of XL numbered copies on vélin 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.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        TELL EN-NASBEH EXCAVATED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LATE WILLIAM FREDERIC BADE . [CT IN 2 VOLS]

      Berkeley/ New Haven: Oriental Research,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1947. Hardcover. Palestine; Holy Land; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Half green cloth and board; very good. From a seminary library, pocketed and minimally stamped accordingly. Richly illustrated. Contents generally fine. Folding map in rear pocket in FINE condition. Vol I: Archeological and Historical Results. II: The Pottery. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITION of Williams's masterpiece, SIGNED BY WILLIAMS on front free endpaper. A BEAUTIFUL COPY. "A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most influential plays of the twentieth century... After highly successful tryouts in Boston, New Haven, and Philadelphia, Streetcar opened on 3 December 1947 at the Barrymore Theatre and almost immediately entered the world of mimesis and memory. Thomas P. Adler claimed that Williams's play 'may arguably be the finest play ever written for the American stage.' Running for 855 performances over two years, Streetcar was the first play to capture the Pulitzer, Donaldson, and New York Drama Critics' Circle awards. Williams received a thirty-minute ovation on opening night, and was greeted by Howard Barnes 'as the Eugene O'Neill of the present period.' Louis Kronenberger hailed Streetcar as 'the most creative new play... the one that reveals the most talent, the one that attempts the most truth.' Not surprisingly, Streetcar quickly became a staple on the world stage, one of the major theatrical experiences and experiments of the twentieth century" (Philip C. Kolin, Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire). New York: New Directions, 1947. Tall octavo, original decorated cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, a hint of fading to dust jacket extremities (much less than usual). Overall, in exceptionally fine condition, particularly rare signed.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

      Macmillan, New York 1947 - Michener's first book and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This copy with the typical browning to the paper though not as bad as usually found. The endpapers and pastedowns at front and rear have some foxing that does not enter the text. The dustwrapper has the $3.00 price horizontally at the bottom of the front flap and is quite bright with just a little edgewear at the corners and spine tips and no tears, chips, or creases of any significance. You are not likely to find a better copy, and anyone who tries to sell you a Fine/Fine copy should be court-martialed. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper and very scarce as such [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      (NY): New Directions, (1947). First edition. This is Williams's most famous play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the year it was published. Legend has it that the audience applauded for half an hour after the debut performance ended. Williams also wrote the screenplay for the 1951 film, which garnered fame equal to (and perhaps surpassing) that of the original play with defining performances by Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. However, many of the more sensitive aspects of the play, such as Blanche's rape and references to homosexuality, were altered or omitted in order to comply with the film industry's censorship codes. A fine copy in printed boards with a tiny nick at the top of the spine and some light rubbing. There is no fading to the spine of the book. The dust wrapper is slightly faded on the spine and has two short, closed tears, else a fine example of a book that is notoriously difficult to find in such a state.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

      New York: Macmillan, 1947. First Edition. cloth. Good copy only, but a great, early inscription. Michener's first book and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This copy with a very early INSCRIPTION dated 27 May 1947 SIGNED by the author: "Dear Jim,/The first serious writing I/did came your way. This one/had a better fortune, thanks to the/passing of time and some millions of/acres of the Pacific. It's been a treat knowing you./Jim Michener." We can only speculate who Jim was, but obviously he was of some importance to Michener very early in his career. The brittleness of the cheap paper, found in every copy we have seen, is much in evidence with a very short tear at the top margin running through nearly every page of the book. The covers also have short tears near the spine at the top and bottom. The upper front corner is bumped, and a darker shade at the very head of the spine indicates that a dustwrapper was present on this book for quite some time. All that is left is the rear flap which is laid in. Housed in a handsome and recent navy blue half morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Tales of the South Pacific

      Macmillan, 1947. First Edition (first printing). The debut by the celebrated and prolific author of THE SOURCE and CARIBBEAN, stories of men and women caught up in the drama of the Pacific Campaign during World War II. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for the Broadway play and film, SOUTH PACIFIC. This is the issue with the $3.00 price printed sideways on the top corner of the dust jacket flap. Near Fine/Near Fine but for the usual/seemingly inevitable browning to the pages due to the cheap paper used in production and a couple of tiny chips at the head of the dust jacket spine. The front jacket flap has been clipped but no print is affected by this -- also, the number "237" has been discreetly hand written at the corner of the rear end paper. Overall, a copy that is significantly better than most, with bright clear colors and no soiling to the fragile jacket. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions, 1947 First edition, first printing. Original publisher's lavender boards. About fine with very slight rubbing to the extremities in a crisp unclipped jacket, only slightly faded to spine, spine ends very lightly chipped, early tape reinforcement to jacket verso, else near fine. A very bright and crisp copy, presents much nicer than usual.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Edward Weston 50 Photographs (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Duell Sloan & Pearce, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies. Designed by Merle Armitage and printed by Lunton Kistler in 1947. Includes brief essays by Merle Armitage, Robinson Jeffers, and Donald Bear. Weston provides a short statement at the end about the images chosen for this volume. An about very good copy in paper covered boards with some minor shelfwear to the edges of the boards and corners in an about very good dust jacket that has some small chips from the spine ends some other minor edge wear and what looks to be a large but faint sticker shadow to the base of the front panel. Initialed by Weston on the limitation page. A presentable copy of this beautifully printed book.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Tales of the South Pacific

      Macmillan New York: Macmillan, 1947. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); rust-orange cloth boards, lettered in blue on spine; dustjacket; 326pp. Usual slight tanning to text, else an unusually crisp, straight copy, free of significant wear or defects; in the original, unclipped dustwrapper, slightly rubbed and creased overall and with brief (1/4") loss at base of front panel near spine (not affecting text); Very Good. Dustjacket is the variant with $3.00 price printed horizontally at base of front flap (no priority per Ahearn APG). Michener's first work of fiction, basis for the long-running Broadway musical and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1947. APG 003a.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Original decorative boards designed by Lustig in original jacket of the same design. First Edition of this high-spot in 20th century theater. Boards a bit rubbed along bottom edge, else near fine. DJ spine and edge faded as is commonly the case.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        History of Magic and Experimental Science (Complete 8 Volume Set)

      New York: Columbia University Press, Various. Various Printings. Cloth. Good. Various Printings. Cloth. 8.75" x 5.5". 6,425pp. Former library copies with moderate wear and use, including some light writing throughout, occasionally dog-eared pages, etc. as well as the usual library markings and stamps. Sticll a clean, tight, and solid set overall. These editions were printed from 1947-1958. Thorndike was a well known academic historian through the mid-20th century, and was a widely respected expert on the history of magic and science. This work is a culmination of 35 years of Thorndike's research and writings. Complete sets are rare.

      [Bookseller: Underground Books]
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        Johann Sebastian Bach's Werke: complete set of 46 volumes, in 47 books

      Ann Arbor: J. W. Edwards Music Reprints. 1947. Reprint. Hardcover. Good+. Bach's complete works. 1947 reprint edition. The complete set of 46 volumes in 47 books (vol. 5 is in two books). Hardcover, large 4to. (11x14"), brick red buckram with title on spine. Mild ex-library notations to each volume: Bookplate on front pastedowns; blindstamp on title page; small pencil notes on copyright page. Text and covers are free of lib. markings. Covers show light rubbing. Varying degrees of sunning and wear to spines. Other than the minor library defect, no copy is worse than Good, and most are VG to VG+. Sound spines. Each book is around 200-300 pages, with musical scores comprising the majority of the contents; each book has introductory material, including table of contents, in original German. 46 volume set in 47 books. An extremely large and heavy set. Shipping rates for Domestic and International orders will be calculated at point of sale.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Arlette et la mode".

      1947 - Gouache et mine de plomb, sur papier cartonné, signée en bas à droite, datée, 1947, 38 x 30.4 cm., encadrée. BENIGNI représente une jeune femme dans une robe à pois fluide, la taille ceinte d'un large noeud prune et coiffée d'un chapeau à la garniture fleurie. On retrouve la mode des années 1940, qui privilégie le confort et la souplesse. Les années d'occupation engendrent des pénuries de matière première et de tissus de luxe, qui sont remplacés par le bois, le feutre, la paille, le raphia, le cuir artificiel. Une ligne d'inspiration militaire, avec épaules large, coupes courtes et tailles marquées, est utilisée pour les vêtements féminins. Des gants et ceintures de couleurs égayent ces tenues.Léon BENIGNI (1892-1948) a illustré Alfred de MUSSET (Bénézit, I, 624-25). Il travaille surtout pour la presse de mode en France et à l'étranger ; il participe aux revues Vogue, Frou-Frou, Fantasio, Femina, Modes et Travaux, L'Officiel, Art-Goût-Beauté, Art et Industrie. (France) ; Harper's Bazaar (Angleterre) ; Die Dame et Elegante Welt (Allemagne) ; La Donna (Italie) (Dico Solo, 67). Il réalise des publicités pour les marques suivantes : Rouge Baiser, RIVAL (rouge à lèvres), Mauboussin, le paquebot L'Atlantique, Frigeco, les fourrures Brunswick, les grands magasins (La Samaritaine, Le Bon Marché, La Grande Maison de Blanc, Le Louvre, Le Printemps), Ford. ; les couturiers HERMES, Jeanne LANVIN, Jacques FATH, WORTH, Jean PATOU, SCHIAPARELLI, ROCHAS, Paul POIRET, Pierre IMANS. ; il réalise des modèles pour les tissus Koechlin, les filatures Prouvost et la maison Clark's (Pages d'Or de l'édition publicitaire, p. 255). Oeuvre originale

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        The Tower of Babel [Signed by Canetti and by Salter]] [Auto-Da-Fe; Die Blendung]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. A Very Good + copy of the first US edition, first printing (fading to the board extremities and to the spine, modest shelf wear, spine ends pushed, fading to the topstain) in a Very Good + George Salter-designed dust jacket (spine moderately sunned, moderate rubbing and small chipping to the spine head, light wear to the spine tail and jacket edges, typical toning to the panels and to the flap extremities), SIGNED BY ELIAS CANETTI on the half-title and SIGNED BY GEORGE SALTER on the dust jacket's front flap. First published as Die Blendung ("The Blinding") in 1935 and later banned in Nazi Germany, the book was translated to English in 1946 by C. V. Wedgwood then published in the UK as "Auto-Da-Fe" and in the US as "The Tower of Babel". As Canetti did not become widely-known until his "Crowds and Power" was published in 1960, both the Knopf and the Cape first editions are rather scarce. (Canetti intended the novel to be the first installment in a eight-volume series. As he did not write the rest of the planned installments, "The Tower of Babel" is not only his debut novel, but also is the only novel he ever published. Both "Crowds and Power", a work of nonfiction, and "The Tower of Babel" explore how an individual is affected by his or her participation in a group.) Canetti won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power", and "The Tower of Babel" is, in our estimation, his best-known work. Of this novel, Salman Rushdie stated: "...no one is spared. Professor and furniture salesman, doctor, housekeeper, and thief all get it in the neck. The remorseless quality of the comedy builds one of the most terrifying literary worlds of the century". As noted above, George Salter designed the book's striking dust jacket and signed this nice example of it at the bottom of the front flap. Born Georg Salter in Germany (1897), Salter was naturally left-handed and, after receiving a grade of only "satisfactory" in handwriting, taught himself to write and to draw with his right hand. A set designer by trade who also worked as a freelance book and dust jacket designer, Salter emigrated to the United States in 1934 and began to design dust jackets for US Publishers, ultimately designing hundreds of dust jackets and numerous magazine covers. Salter created some of the most mesmerizing dust jackets ever to grace a book, such as those for the US editions of Faulkner's "Absalom, Absalom" and "The Hamlet", Kafka's "The Trial", George Mandel's "Flee the Angry Strangers", Graham Greene's "This Gun for Hire", Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", Ignazio Silone's "Bread and Wine", William Styron's "Lie Down in Darkness", and, of course, Canetti's "The Tower of Babel". Each of his dust jackets evoked the book's content and without a doubt helped increase the sales of the books which wore his works. Signed copies of Canetti's books are scarce, signed copies of any English translation of his books are scarcer still, and signed copies of any English translation of this title, the work for which he is best known, are extraordinarily so. Furthermore, not only are signed copies of Canetti's works scarce, but signed copies of George Salter's wonderful dust jackets are real hen's teeth in the market. Coming from the Estate of decorated Naval Officer and famed Actor Douglas Fairbank's and carrying his elegant bookplate to the front pastedown, this book's Provenance only adds to the book's rarity and desirability. A Very Good + copy of an uncommon book, SIGNED BY ELIAS CANETTI, with the DUST JACKET SIGNED BY GEORGE SALTER, and having a wonderful Provenance. RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        NOT NOW BUT NOW.

      Viking Press, New York 1947 - Fisher, M. F. K. NOT NOW BUT NOW. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. 8vo., 256pp. publisher's green wove cloth stamped in blind on the front cover & lettered in gilt on spine. Red topstain. A fine fresh superb copy in like dustwrapper illustrated by Leo Manson [one short closed tear on the back panel]. The finest copy we've seen in 20 years. Fisher's first novel had a smaller press run & true fine copies are virtually impossible to find. "Fisher depicts with startlingly sharp strokes the discrepancy between the inner and outer Jennie, creating a remarkable character that illuminates Fisher's evident skill at fiction writing." - Publishers Weekly. "Her eye is so acute and her voice is so true, she invariably bewitches us." - Newsweek. A swagger premium copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        38th Infantry Division: Avengers of Bataan

      Albert Love Enterprises, 1947. Large Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Andros, Edward; Bonhoff, William E.; Betz, Peter; Guc, Edward; Page, Grover; Potter, Marshall. No jacket. Rear board a bit soiled, boards lightly toned. 1947 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. A pictorial account of the 38th Infantry Division, which was stationed in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Published shortly after the war, and presented in the language commonly used by soldiers (referring to the enemy as 'Nips' and 'Japs'). Profusely illustrated with photographs, sketches (these also quite stereotypical, showing Japanese soldiers with pointed teeth), diagrams, and maps.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse]
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        Portrait of Jennie (Original screenplay for the 1948 film | Treatment dated May 18, 1946)

      Vanguard Films West Hollywood, CA: Vanguard Films, 1947. Treatment script for the 1948 film. Painstakingly developed by Selznick International and then released under the auspices of Vanguard Pictures (to whom Selznick International was sold),"Portrait of Jennie" is a romantic fantasy so strange and concept-driven that it has always eluded mass popularity. Joseph Cotten portrays a struggling artist who becomes enamored with a little girl named Jennie who inexplicably begins to grow to womanhood over a period of weeks. Blue studio wrappers, noted as a Treatment script, rubber-stamped copy No. 29, dated May 18, 1946, with credits for novelist Nathan and screenwriter Barneis. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 50 leaves, carbon mimeograph on onionskin stock. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with three gold brads.

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        The Bees and the Flowers: A Comedy in Two Acts

      Samuel French New York: Samuel French. (1947). First. First edition. Fine in fine, white dustwrapper illustrated with a depiction of the original Broadway cast by Al Hirschfeld. A very uncommon play, and the basis for the 1948 Fred M. Wilcox film Three Daring Daughters featuring Jeanette MacDonald, Jose Iturbi, Jane Powell, and Edward Arnold. Kohner was a fascinating character -- a friend of Kafka's in his youth, and later the creator of the archetypal teenage tomboy Gidget, based on his own surf-crazed daughter. Curiously enough, at the same time another European emigre, Vladimir Nabokov, was writing another book about an American girl archetype -- Lolita. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'Enfer

      Porson 1947 - DANTE - GOERG. L'Enfer Paris, Porson, 1947-1950 ; 2 volumes in-4, en ff., couvertures illustrées rempliées, étuis et chemises en cartonnage illustré de l'éditeur. 174 (1) pp., 4 ff. n. ch. - 174 (1) pp., 4 ff. n. ch., illustrations en noir dans le texte - PREMIER TIRAGE des 108 gravures en noir. "Usant de toutes les ressources infiniment variées de l'eauforte, l'artiste fait surgir d'obscures régions souterraines des figures tour à tour monstrueuses ou suavement éthérées. On se trouve réellement transporté "sur les bords de la douloureuse vallée d'abîme qui accueille la rumeur des plaintes infinies" : génies hirsutes et barbus, ailés comme des chauves-souris accouplées (.) suite inimaginable de visions fantastiques qui ne peuvent naître que des fumées du haschich ou de l'Enfer lui-même (.) Sans jamais tomber dans le macabre ni dans les trop faciles diableries, Goerg, par ses gravures d'une tragique poésie, a évoqué dans une mesure parfaite toute l'horreur de vengeance et de l'implacable justice divines." 20 artistes du livre. p. 99-110. Traduction par Mme. L. Espinasse-Mongenet. Tirage à 250 exemplaires, un des 190 sans suite ni dessin, celui-ci sur vélin teinté. Joint, le prospectus de cet ouvrage de 2 ff. in-8 et une carte illustrée in-12 de 2 ff. donnant la justification de l'édition. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ARCALA LIVRES ANCIENS]
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        History of Magic and Experimental Science (Complete 8 Volume Set)

      New York: Columbia University Press, Various. Various Printings. Cloth. Good. Various Printings. Cloth. 8.75" x 5.5". 6,425pp. Former library copies with moderate wear and use, including some light writing throughout, occasionally dog-eared pages, etc. as well as the usual library markings and stamps. Sticll a clean, tight, and solid set overall. These editions were printed from 1947-1958. Thorndike was a well known academic historian through the mid-20th century, and was a widely respected expert on the history of magic and science. This work is a culmination of 35 years of Thorndike's research and writings. Complete sets are rare.

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        Portrait photograph of Virgil Thomson

      New York june 4 1947 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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        McELLIGOT'S POOL

      - SEUSS,DR. McELLIGOT'S POOL. NY:Random Hse (1947). 4to, bluish / green pict. bds, near Fine in dw with with colored part of paper worn off on right edge. 1st ed., later issue with 4 line copyright notice. Seuss's first book since 1940 - delayed due to Seuss's military service. Fabulously illustrated in full color by Seuss. See Bader p. 308. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ten Commandments (Signed)

      Philadelphia/Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, 1947. First edition. Cloth. Very Good condition.. SZYK, Arthur. SZYK, Arthur. The Ten Commandments. Philadelphia/Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, 1947. First Edition. Limited to 1000 numbered copies SIGNED BY ARTHUR SZYK. With slipcase. Commentary by Rev. Clarence Edward Macartney. The Sun Engraving Company, printer of the vellum edition of The Haggadah (1940), participated in the publishing of this book. Very Good condition.& & First created for a special feature in Coronet Magazine, Arthur Szyk’s illuminations of the Ten Commandments given to Moses are rich in religious symbolism and biblical and rabbinical references. Ever the resourceful artist, Szyk steered a middle course between the Jewish tradition of his upbringing and the predominantly Christian mindset of his American audience by including elements from both faiths in the series.& & THE COMMANDMENTS:& & –Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me& –Thou Shalt Not Make Unto Thee Any Graven Image& –Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord Thy God in Vain& –Remember the Sabbath Day, To Keep it Holy& –Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother& –Thou Shalt Not Kill& –Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery& –Thou Shalt Not Steal& –Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness& –Thou Shalt Not Covet.

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        Essays of Michel De Montaigne

      Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1947. Spine barely sunned, fine. Quarto.

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions, 1947. Provenance recorded on front free endpaper: received as a gift at a Truman Capote book reading and then taken to another reading at The-Circle-In-The-Square Theater where it was signed by Williams on a rear endpaper. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages with some marginal notes and underlining. Bookplate inside front cover. Cover has some toning and edge wear. Similar toning and edge wear to unclipped dust jacket; small (1/2") water spot on front panel.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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