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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.

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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.

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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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        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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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. .

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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]

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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.

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        The Big Sky (Signed First Edition)

      William Sloane New York: William Sloane, 1947. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "For Miss Margie / With sincere good wishes always / Bud Guthrie / Lexington, Ky. / April 28, 1947." Not to be confused with the signed limited edition, printed in an edition of 500 copies. Basis for the 1952 Howard Hawks film, scripted by Dudley Nichols, starring Kirk Douglas as a frontier fur trapper coming to the aid of scene-stealer Arthur Hunnicutt. Jacket art by Alan Haemer. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, faint offsetting to the endpapers, and a touch of fading to the topstain. Jacket front flap clipped, spine moderately faded, with brief chipping at the extremities.

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        A Map of Verona. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO DAVID LOW, CREATOR OF 'COLONEL BLIMP'

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, [1947]. 8vo., First US Edition; cloth, covers very slightly faded else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the whole housed in a calf solander case with gilt back and marbled edges. A SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO DAVID LOW, WITH THE AUTHOR'S HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION DATED 1947 ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. This scarce collection (the author's first book and sole collection of verse) contains the structured poem 'Lessons of War', Part I of which, 'Naming of Parts', is arguably the most famous poem to emerge from WWII. It also contains the famous T S Eliot parody 'Chard Whitlow'. PRESENTATION COPIES ARE EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE. THIS ONE IS TO DAVID LOW, LEADING BRITISH POLITICAL CARTOONIST AND CREATOR OF 'COLONEL BLIMP'. A New Zealander by birth, Sir David Low (1919-1963) arrived in Britain in 1919 to progress his fledgling career as a political illustrator. In his early years in Britain he worked with a variety of publications including the 'Star', 'New Statesmen', 'Punch' and 'The Graphic'. In 1927 he was invited by Lord Beaverbrook to join London's 'Evening Standard' and the rest is history. A staunch anti-fascist, Low used the scaithing and incisive poweer of his cartoons to attack the complacency of the British establishment in the 30s; in 1934 he created in Colonel Blimp' one of the most famous figures in newspaper cartoon history. His work was swiftly banned in both Germany and Italy and after the outbreak of war several of his cartoons were used to inspire the British people during the darker days at the beginning of the conlfict. Low was appointed an official War Artist and as such attended the Nuremberg War Trials. He was knighted in 1962. Many of Low's cartoons were published in book form, the most famous collections being 'Low's Political Parade with Colonel Blimp (1936) and 'Europe at War' (1941). His most famous character was the basis of 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' (Powell & Pressburger, 1936), one of the most important feature films in the history of British cinema. A UNIQUE AND PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE ASSOCIATION COPY IN THE CONTEXT OF WWII.

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        DIARIO D'ALGERIA.

      Vallecchi 1947 (Codice libreria LN4679) In 16º (20 cm) 50 pp. Edizione originale, esemplare della tiratura speciale in 300 copie su carta speciale, numerata: esemplare n.72, firmato dall'Autore. Cfr. Gambetti-Vezzosi, Rarità Bibliografiche, p. 844. Titolo in rosso alla copertina, sguardia e frontespizio. Brossura editoriale, con minimi segni d'uso. Allegata scheda bibliografica editoriale. Euro 570

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        La Physiologie du Goût (2 Tomes - Complet) La Physiologie du Goût ou Méditations de Gastronomie Transcendante. Ouvrage Théorique, Historique et à l'Ordre du Jour dédié aux Gastronomes Parisiens, avec des illustrations de Joseph Hémard

      Editions La Boétie 1947 Exemplaire imprimé sur alfa vergé supérieur des papeteries Barjon-Moirans numéroté, 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-8 carré relié demi-chagrin maroquin à coins rouges sous étui bordé, dos à 4 nerfs mosaïqué aux motifs culinaires dans le style d'Hémard, tête dorée, filet doré en mors et coins, couv. cons., Editions La Boétie, Bruxelles, 1947, 3 ff. n. ch., 178 pp. et 2 ff. blanc ; 3 ff., 170 pp. et 3 ff. n. ch. Charmant exemplaire dans une étonnante reliure dont le dos mosaïqué développe des motifs culinaire dans le style de Joseph Hémard (dos très lég. frotté, parfait état par ailleurs) Français

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        LA PATISSERIE D'AUJOURD'HUI

      Edito nel 1947 in PARIS , in 8° quadrato, legatura in cartonato edit. con decorazioni a secco e titoli in oro, pagg. 466 e 209 tav. nel testo. "Grand e petit gateaux, entrements chaud e froids, conserves des fruits et des legumes, ecc. Treizieme edition de cette remarquable traite' de patisserie moderne, qui donne les principes de base de la patisserie. " Buon esemplare.

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        L'après midi et le Monologue d'un Faune

      Il Balcone 1947 Traduzione di Giuseppe Ungaretti da Mallarmè. Con 5 litografie originali inedite di Carlo Carrà (cm16x23). Le litografie di Carrà sono: "Fauno" (lito su zinco cm 22,9x16,6), "Fauno con flauto" (Lito su zinco cm 22,8x 16,2), "Fauno e fanciulla" (lito su zinco cm 22,8x16,4), "Venere" conosciuta anche come "Nudo", lito su zinco cm 23x16,5), "Fanciulle" (lito su zinco cm 22,6x16,1). Volume curato da Massimo Carrà Volume stampato da Mario Strada in Milano su carta a mano filigranata. Tutte le litografie sono firmate e datate su lastra in basso a destra. Tutte le lastre sono state cancellate dopo la tiratura Molto buono (Very Good)

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        Artemisia. Romanzo. Con incisioni originali di Mino Maccari.

      Firenze, Sansoni (L'Impronta), 1947. 1947 In-8° (222x177mm), pp. VIII, 212, brossura editoriale a risvolti con velina protettiva con pecetta applicata, camicia cartonata e custodia, egualmente, in cartonato, con pecetta applicata. 12 tavv. f.t. su carta diversa con linoleografie a tre colori di Mino Maccari. Smagliante esemplare, editorialmente a fogli sciolti, impresso su carta forte, in condizioni perfette. Prima edizione, nella rara tiratura di lusso di sole 100 copie (esemplare n° 34) su carta Nettunia di Fabriano, del libro più famoso della Banti, romanzo ispirato alla grande pittrice caravaggesca Artemisia Gentileschi, figlia di Orazio. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 54: "Scritta nel 1944 e riscritta dopo lo smarrimento del manoscritto durante un bombardamento che distrusse la sua casa fiorentina. Le grafiche originali di Maccari rendono questo libro il più ricercato dell'A., soprattutto nella tiratura di lusso". Spaducci, p. 29.

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        Le mani di mia moglie.

      Puntasecca di dimensioni 98x128 mm (inc.) e 109x145 mm (las.). Mani di donna incrociate su un libro chiuso. Scheda bibliografica tratta da ?Benvenuto Disertori? di Paolo Bellini e Alessia Alberti, scheda n. 60 p. 74. Unico stato, senza alcuna scritta.

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        Under the Volcano

      Reynal & Hitchcock New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First American Edition. 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. Lowry's most enduring novel, and basis for the 1984 John Huston film starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews.

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        DOWN IN MY HEART

      Brethren Publishing House Elgin, IL: Brethren Publishing House, (1947). First Edition. Hardcover. Just a touch of sunning to the spine of the book; dustwrapper quite nice with very light soiling and wear. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Stafford's scarce first book, not poetry but a collection of fictional accounts based on his own experience in Civilian Public Service camps for religious objectors during the Second World War.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("John"), to Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard, regarding his hospitalization

      [New York City], may 26, [1947]. 14 x 8-1/2 inches. 1-1/2pp. in ink on recto and verso of a single sheet of yellow ruled note paper. Slight waterstaining. Provenance: From the estate of Burgess Meredith . On the eve of his planned trip with Robert Capa to report on the state of postwar Europe, Steinbeck suffered a serious fall from his window. Writing to his friends Burgess Merdith and Paulette Goddard, he explains: "- I am in the Lenox Hill Hospital. Have been for two weeks and will be a minimum of one more and maybe two. I leaned out of our downstairs window and the iron guard gave way and I fell to the pavement. Broke my knee, tore ligaments in my back and had those things called internal injuries. I've been a sad sack but am getting better now. So I have to put off the trip I was going to make to let the knee get strong. Anyway here is what we plan to do. About the fifteenth of June Gwynn and I will go to Paris and stay there and thereabouts for about a month. Then she will go home and I will go on to Russia. Maybe we can spend some time together in France. Maybe Paulette could show Gwyn about in the lady dept. I'm supposed to have some francs - quite a lot. This is pretty wavery handwriting, but I have that fateful hospital weakness. By the way, Wallerstein has a play which the Schubert are opening here in the fall but it is opening in Glasgow soon. He is over there now. Maybe its something for you for in Dublin. Try to get in touch with him. It is a very funny and satiric comedy. It might be up your street. Very fine woman's part. Don't know about the man's. Might look into it. Tom [his baby son] has been exposed to mumps. I guess we'll have that next. This damnable sickness makes it hard to write for long -" [with:] MEREDITH, Burgess. Typed Letter (retained carbon copy), June 4, to Steinbeck in reply to the above, and one other, May 22, 1947, in which Meredith requests a copy of Pastures of Heaven. Meredith remarks humorously: "I don't know what philosophic remark to make about your guillotining yourself leaning out of your own downstairs window -" UNPUBLISHED

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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.

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        BLUE CITY

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947 First Edition of this highly-regarded third mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 276 pp. A near fine or better copy in red cloth, black topstain, navy titles to the spine in a bright, near fine pictorial dustwrapper showing some light use. Adapted into the 1986 film with Judd Nelson and David Caruso of CSI Miami fame.. 1st Edition.

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        CALL ME ISHMAEL. Signed

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947 Presentation Copy & First Edition of Olson's first book, a study of Melville's, Moby Dick. A very good or better copy in yellow cloth, black titles to the spine in a bright, fresh dustwrapper with light overall use. 8vo. 119 pp. Beautifully Inscribed and dated by Olson on the front endpaper to his good friend and mentor, Jonathan Williams of Contact Press: "O Jonathan! To be furious is to be frightened out of ear...Olson".. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        JULKLAPPEN.

      Av Lucie Lundberg illustrerad novell på s.[3]-14 i 35:e årgången av antologin 'Putte och Lilleputt'. Åhlén & Åkerlund 1947. Ngt nött. Revade trasiga ryggändar. Släppt ngt i rygg.. First publication of Astrid Lindgren's short story 'Julklappen'

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        THE DIARY OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS & THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS

      Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1947, 1949., 1949 Two Volumes In The Publisher's Printed Card Slipcase Commemorating The First Edition Of The Diary Of Samuel Marchbanks. THE DIARY, a First Edition, second impression, as is called for and THE TABLE TALK a First Edition, first issue. Ex-Libris Hugo McPherson. Both fine copies in fine dustwrappers. A very scarce set. McPherson - Noted English professor, and Hawthorne Scholar, headed the Communication Department at McGill. His interesting light pencil notes throughout. A rarely seen publishing effort in the original slipcase.. 1st Edition.

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        ATOMICS FOR THE MILLIONS

      New York: McGraw Hill, (1947)., 1947 First Edition, first issue of Maurice Sendak's first book with the paper quality statement on the copyright page. A fine copy in the publisher's navy blue cloth covered boards, faux morocco red label stamped gilt on the spine in a very good indeed price clipped dustwrapper, showing overall light wear with some minute closed tears. 8vo. 281 pp. Sendak was asked to illustrate the book by the author, Hyman Ruchlis, who was Sendak's high school physics teacher as an insentive for Sendak to improve his grades. This is the first time any of Sendak's illustrations appear in print. An extremely good copy.. 1st Edition.

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions Books. Very Good in Good dj. (c.1947). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [moderate wear at spine ends, fading to covers matching areas of jacket paper loss, light browning/spotting to top page edges; jacket somewhat faded at spine and unevenly on both front and rear panels, chipping at spine ends and along top edge, a couple of tiny closed tears]. Not the prettiest copy you'll ever see of the first edition (all points checked) of Williams's breakthrough play, but bargain-priced to reflect its various deprecations. (Current Ahearn estimate for a Fine copy: $7,500.) .

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        WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND. Signed

      Toronto: MacMillan, 1947 Mitchell, W. O. WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND. Toronto: Macmillan, 1947. First Book. First Edition. Gilt lettered, bright red rough textured cloth, First issue dustwrapper with an 8 line blurb on the back panel. 8vo., 344pp. Presentation copy inscribed by Mitchell on the title page: "July 11th, 1947 / Vancouver B.C. / To Judith Biely / W.O. Mitchell". " A near fine copy in a very good or better dustwrapper that shows a few small chips & light use but is bright & robust, the spine colour unfaded. An extremely nice copy of this all Canadian Classic novel that tells the story of a ten year old prairie boy during the depression & his initiation into the mysteries of life, death, God, & the spirit that moves through everything: the wind - with a contemporary presentation seldom seen these days. Made into a 1977 genre film scripted by Patricia Watson & directed by Allan King. $3000. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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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.

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        Les gens sont bien plus beaux qu'ils croient. Vive leur vraie figure. Portraits à ressemblance extraite, à ressemblance cuite et confite dans la mémoire, à ressemblance éclatée dans la mémoire de Mr Jean Dubuffet, peintre.

      4 pages (1 feuille dépliante: 43,5x54,5 cm). Affiche sur papier rose pâle, illustrée par Dubuffet avec 20 caricatures d' Artaud, Cingria, Michaux, Ponge, e.a. Avec une texte 'Causette' de Jean Dubuffet. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Fine Structure of the Hydrogen Atom by a Microwave Method

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

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        De vises sten. Skådespel i fyra akter.

      Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1947. 220 s. Fjorton lösa ark med korrekturstämplar daterade 2, 3, 9 & 10 september 1947. Originalupplagan utkom i slutet av oktober samma år. Det rör sig om ett tidigt korrektur med vissa skillnader i texten och talrika avvikelser i interpunktion och typografiska detaljer såsom parenteser, vilka blir långt färre i originalupplagan, och kursiveringar, som blir spärrad antikva i den utgivna versionen. Därtill rättas en del fel. Stora delar av texten har satts om för tryckningen av originalupplagan. Lagerkvist har även bearbetat själva texten mellan korrekturet och den slutliga versionen, särskilt i de två sista arken med viss förskjutning till följd. Två stycken om vardera 12 rader finns endast i korrekturet (mellan rad 2 & 3 på s. 202 i originalupplagan; samt efter replikens slut, som i korrekturet följs av ytterligare tolv rader varav nio på nästa sida. Först därefter följer Albertus replik: »Vill du detta själv, Catherine?»). Därtill kommer åtskilliga ändringar av mindre omfång, så har t.ex. på s. 210 »några unga judar» i korrekturet blivit »några ynglingar» i originalupplagan.. Proveniens: Henry Olsson (1896-1985), kollega till Lagerkvist i Svenska Akademien sedan 1952.<p>Korrektur spelar en interessant roll i tillkomsten av Pär Lagerkvists böcker. Särskilt när det gällde dramatiken brukade Lagerkvist på ett tidigt stadium beställa ett tiotal korrekturexemplar från förlaget, som han kunde delge teatrar, översättare och andra litterära kontakter. Efter Nobelpriset tycks för­farandet även ha gällt romanerna, eftersom det fanns ett stort intresse från utländska förlag av att översätta dem.<p>Korrekturen bildar sällsynta variantupplagor av hans texter, och föregick dessutom ofta de utgivna böckerna med flera månader. Om Låt människan leva (1949) heter det till exempel i ett brev till Sven Linnér: »Jag har låtit göra ett antal korr.-avdrag till teaterbruk; när det lilla häftet ska utkomma är ännu inte bestämt»

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