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      Georges Guillot, Paris 1947 - in-4 Exemplaire en feuilles sous chemise rempliée, étui et emboitage. 185 p. Illustré de dix-huit gouaches de Paul-Emile Bécat gravées par Louis Maccard. Un des 350 ex. sur Arches à la forme comprenant les gravures dans leur état définitif en couleurs.Bel exemplaire, sans défauts. Joint un courrier de l'éditeur accusant réception de la réservation de l'ouvrage et mentionnant son prix (9000 F)

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
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        Les Aquarelles D'André Marcy: 50 Planches - 26 Aquarelles et Texte Historique. (Tirage Numéroté)

      Presses de Képi Blanc, Aubagne 1947 - #RELIURE:52 planches 245x320mm dans coffret illustré 250x330x22mm, dont 26 aquarelles de Soldats De La Légion Etrangère De 1831 à 1945 sur papier dessin Alsace supérieur, et ses 26 textes double colonnes sur papier dessin Alsace supérieur (planches en parfait état - traces d'usage sur emboitage).-#EDITION:tiré sur les Presses de Képi Blanc (sd 1947-1970). tirage limité à 400 exemplaires numérotés n°197 sur chaque planche.-#AUTEUR:Marcy andré.-#TITRE:Les Aquarelles D'André Marcy: 50 Planches - 26 Aquarelles et Texte Historique.-#LANGUE:Français.

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        Photography from the V-2 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 160 kilometers

      Naval Research Laboratory Washington DC: Naval Research Laboratory, 1947. The First Published Photographs of the Earth Taken from Space Bergstralh, T. A. Photography from the V-2 rocket at altitudes ranging up to 160 kilometers. N. R. L. report no. R-3083. [ii]-vi, 25pp., 12 original photographic prints included in pagination. 1 sheet of printed Library of Congress catalogue cards laid in. Washington, DC: Naval Research Laboratory, April 1947. 265 x 204 mm. Original printed wrappers, cloth backstrip, small marginal tear in front cover; boxed. Fine copy, one of only 47 produced. First Edition of the first published photographs of the Earth from space?the first photographs to show the earth?s curvature Extremely rare?the distribution list on p. iii of Bergstralh?s report indicates that only 47 copies were prepared for various military, academic and private research institutions. The photographs, which show a large portion of the American southwest, were taken from cameras mounted on a V-2 rocket launched from the proving ground at White Sands, New Mexico. The rocket, which bore the number 21 but was the 20th V-2 launched at White Sands after number 1 misfired, was one of over 60 V-2 rockets captured from the Germans at the end of World War II in 1945. At that time the German rocketry program was at least 20 years ahead of any other such program in the developed world. As part of Project Paperclip, the United States government brought both the captured V-2s and over 100 German rocketry experts (headed by Wernher von Braun) to America, where they began what is now the U. S. space program. In 1946 the Upper Atmosphere Research Panel (also known as the V-2 panel) was formed to oversee a program of high-altitude experiments conducted using the V-2 rockets. On October 24, 1946 the research team was able to obtain photographs of the Earth taken from 65 miles above the surface; however, these photographs were not published until 1950 (see Newell, High Altitude Rocket Research p. 288). The present report announces that photographs were taken from more than 100 miles above the earth. ?On 7 March 1947 the twentieth V-2 to be launched in America took to the air from the Army Ordnance Proving Ground at White Sands, New Mexico. As on several of the previous flights, an attempt was made to obtain photographs of the features of interest on the rocket and, of course, of the earth. In this attempt the effort met with considerable success. Included among the group of pictures obtained are the first ever to be taken from altitudes greater than 160 kilometers (100 miles). The quality of the photographs is fairly good. For the first time, in pictures taken at such high altitudes, it is possible to recognize clearly many geographical features. In addition a large number and variety of cloud formations were recorded by the cameras and other information of meteorological value? (p. 1). Photographs 11 and 12 are especially notable. Number 11 includes an overlay showing landmarks in New Mexico, Arizona and the Gulf of California. The caption to number 12 states that ?this picture covers approximately 500,000 square miles of southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The photographs [making up the composite] do not match exactly due to the varying camera angles.? Newell, High Altitude Rocket Research (1953), pp. 284-288. Krause, ?High altitude research with V-2 rockets,? Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 91 (1947): 430-446. Reichhart, ?The first photo from space,? Air & Space Magazine, Smithsonian Institution, 1 Nov. 2006 (web).

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        The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks ---with The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks ---by Robertson Davies -TWO VOLUMES ( Book 1 and 2 of the Trilogy )( DIARY is a 1947 Signed Copy )

      Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1947 and 1949, 1st Edition, 1st Printing for both , 1947. -----------2 volumes, hardcover, both with a bit of age darkening to the text block, ---DIARY is a Very Good+ copy in red cloth, in an attractive Good dustjacket with some browning to the spine, a bit of shallow chipping at spine tips of jacket, two gently bumped corners, front blank endpaper has been replaced, this copy has been signed without inscription by ROBERTSON DAVIES and dated by him Dec 23 1947, a very early signature and quite uncommon on this his second book (preceded by Shakespeare's Boy Actors in 1939 ), overall an attractive pleasing copy ---TABLE is a Near Fine copy in red cloth, in a Very Good dustjacket with a bit of age darkening to the spine, a wee bit of very shallow chipping at spine tips, TABLE is NOT signed, both jackets are now in hi-quality mylar protectors, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good. Illus. by Clair Stewart.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Off to Buffalo [Give My Regards to Broadway] (Original screenplay for the 1948 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947. Final Script for the 1948 film musical, "Give My Regards to Broadway" (here under the working title, "Off to Buffalo") directed by Lloyd Bacon, written for the screen by Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt, and starring Dan Dailey and Charles Ruggles. & & A solid Fox Technicolor musical from stalwart director Lloyd Bacon ("42nd Street," "Footlight Parade") about a family of entertainers who after years of success are facing the end of their road. & & Blue studio wrappers, stamped FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped project No. 152 and copy No. 196, dated March 21, 1947, with a holograph ink notation of the film's ultimate title, "Give My Regards to Broadway" just above the printed title, "Off to Buffalo," along with a notation of "Env. 1634" (in the same black ink) at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Hoffenstein and Reinhardt. 129 leaves (with 11 more leaves, numbered 1-11, titled "Added Scenes," at the end), mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 3/27/47 and 7/9/47. Penciled holograph initials on the verso of several leaves, presumably indicating completed review of producers. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Nineteen Stories

      Heinemann, London 1947 - HARDBACK - A very good or better book that has been Inscribed by the author to the title page. There is a small owners name and date that has been neatly crossed out to the ffep. The inner pages are clean, and the blue boards are fresh, with no fading. The dust wrapper is a nice example with just a touch of nibbling to the spine tips, but clean in appearence. Correctly priced at as called for. A most attractive example of a scarce title, Inscribed by the author [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A.]
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        Romancer popular de la terra catalana. Cançons feudals cavalleresques. Recullides i ordenades per . Il lustrades per Joan G.-Junceda

      La Llumenera, Barcelona 1947 - Fol., XX p., 213 p., 1 hoj., casi todas ilustradas en color. Ejemplar nº 72 de una tirada de 300. Papel hilo, barbas. Tela original, figuras y letras doradas en plano, lomo cuajado. Impresión a dos tintas. Estuche. Muy buen ejemplar. Segunda edición de esta meritoria recopilación de 33 romances populares catalanes, escritos para ser cantados, recogidos de diarios y revistas, hojas sueltas, o por tradición oral. Magnífica impresión, en gran papel, con los maravillosos dibujos de Junceda, todos en color, y la mayoría a toda página. El texto, de color gris, aparece dentro de un recuadro orlado del mismo tono, las capitales y la numeración de las páginas figuran en tonalidades rojizas, y todas las ilustraciones y viñetas están bellamente policromadas. Cancioneros. Cataluña. Literatura catalana. Poesía catalana. Literatura popular. Songbooks. Catalonia. Catalan literature. Catalan poetry. Popular literature.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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      Chillicothe OH:: Dard Hunter, Mountainhouse Press,, 1947. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED BY DARD HUNTER ON COLOPHON PAGE without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First Edition LIMITED EDITION OF 182 SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS No. 151. Complete with 16 plates and 2 paper samples as issued. The handmade paper was made in 1932 in Dard Hunter's mill at Lime Rock, Connecticut. The title page device was printed from a woodcut found in Tonkin; the typographical ornaments used as chapter headings, as well as the borders, were cut and cast especially for this book by Dard Hunter, Junior; the woodblock used in printed the cover paper was procured in China. This edition has been bound by Peter Franck, Sherman, Connecticut. The binding is quarter red morocco with gilt Buddha pattern paper covered boards, gilt lettering spine. Minimal cover edge wear, foxing. 4to. 102 pp. + samples. Original bill of sale from 1947 laid-in.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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      London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1947].. FIRST EDITION (1947), written and illustrated by Ardizzone, slim folio, 335 x 225 mm, 13 x 9¼ inches, original publisher's pictorial colour illustrated boards, 35 pages. 40 colour illustrations in chalk and line, text in cursive script by the artist. Minute bump at head of spine, endpapers very faintly age-browned, contents very nice, no inscriptiopns. A Fine copy in very good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, chip to top edge of lower panel, 100 x 30 deep maximum (3¾" x 1¼"), 30 mm (1¼") closed tear to top edge of upper panel, bright and clean). In his first Preliminary Hand-List of Ardizzone's books Brian Alderson dated this work (1947), but he has revised this to (1948) in his recent full length Bibliography, pages 54 and 59, No.23.1. The book was reissued in 1959 in smaller format. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Color Patterns for Decoys [Mallards, Pintails, Blackduck, Green-Winged Teal; Canada Goose, Brant, Widgeons, Surf Scooters, American Scooters; Broadbills, Redheads, Canvasbacks, Goldeneyes]

      N.p., n.d. [ca. late 1940s]. Published in Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266; and again in Duck Decoys (1953), as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Each about 14-3/4 x 13 inches. Three large acrylic paintings on canvas board, each showing the design of 8 duck decoys, side views, for a total of 24 figures in all. Signed in pencil on back of one painting, Edgar Burke, MD, Jersey City, N.J., Medical Center. Framed. Fine. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV . Edgar Burke, MD (1889-1950) successfully combined the vocation of medicine (he was a member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons) and the avocation of sport. He was an enthusiastic wildfowler and upland gunner, an expert angler and fly tier (he designed the flies "Doctor Burke" and "Family Secret") and was interested in pigeon racing and cock fighting (it was he, in the Jersey City cock-fights of the 1930s, who sewed up the wounds of the injured birds). He was also a celebrated sporting artist, illustrating two Derrydale Press classics, Feathered Game (1929) and Upland Game Bird Shooting in America (1930), and producing front cover vignettes for seven more, including Grouse Feathers, and De Shootinest Gent'man. He was, notes Siegel, a childhood companion and lifetime friend of Derrydale proprietor Eugene Connett. These paintings, from the late 1940s, represent Burke's finest work in an area where he was an acknowledged master. They were published in Connett's Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater (1947) as plates at pp. 256, 262, 266, illustrating the chapter Burke wrote. Connett used the plates again in honor of his friend in Duck Decoys (1953) as frontispiece and plates at pp. 38, 86. Highly decorative sporting art with the finest provenance

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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]

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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.

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      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.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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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]

      [Bookseller: CollectionOrientales]
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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.

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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]

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      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..

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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. .

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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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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.

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

      [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.

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

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

      [Bookseller: LA BOUQUINERIE]
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        Chamber Music

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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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