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        THREE ACADEMIC PIECES

      Cummington, MA: The Cummington Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. 37 pp. One of 92 copies (of a total of 246 copies in three issues) in light blue paper-covered boards printed on Beauvais/Arches paper. Lacking the plain white paper dust jacket. Binding by Arno Werner; initial letters by Wightman Williams. First book publication of these poems. Lovely book from Harry Duncan's great press. Spine and edges faded, previous owner's name on ffep, else about fine. Edelstein A12.

      [Bookseller: Alexander Rare Books]
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        Trial and Error: The Autobiography of Chaim Weizmann

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES SIGNED BY WEIZMANN, the first President of Israel. This copy additionally INSCRIBED BY WEIZMANN TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN: "To Leonard Bernstein with love affection from Ch. Weizmann April 23 / 49." AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY: "Among [Bernstein's] many enthusiasms, even obsessions, the State of Israel and the Israel Philharmonic were right up there with music, peace, justice, human rights and love for all mankind - as well as being part and parcel of those central, undying passions. From 1947, for almost every year of his life, Bernstein donated his services to the [Israeli Philharmonic] orchestra, both in Israel and on tour, helping to mold it into a truly outstanding ensemble" (Susan Gould, The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.). On April 23, 1949- the date of Weizmann presented Bernstein with this copy of his newly published autobiography- Bernstein, then with the NBC Symphony, performed at a dinner for President Truman and President Weizmann at the Waldorf-Astoria, hosted by the Weizmann Institute of Science. New York: Harper and Brothers, [1949]. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets, original slipcase. Spines of dust jackets toned; repaired split to one edge of slipcase. A wonderful association copy uniting two great figures of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Sade mon prochain.

      Seuil 1947 - - Seuil, Paris _1947, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 105 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin aravis, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 518 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        DEAD SEA SCROLLS (Fine Facsimile Edition)

      Facsimile Editions. New. Hardcover. <p>A set of three facsimiles of the most complete Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Cave 1 above Qumran near the Dead Sea in 1947, now in the Shrine of the Book, Jerusalem, and a further three fragments from Cave 4, now in the collection of the National Archaeological Museum in Amman, Jordan. A strictly limited facsimile edition of 49 numbered sets. </p> <p>1QIsa - The Great Isaiah Scroll1QS - The Manual of Discipline1QpHab - The Habakkuk Commentary4Q175 - Testimonia fragment4Q162 - Pesher Isaiahb (commentary) fragment4Q109 - Qohelet fragment </p> <p>Codicology1QIsa - The Great Isaiah Scroll: 695 x 27cm (23 feet x 11 inches) 1QS - The Manual of Discipline: 186 x 25cm (73 x 10 inches) 1QpHab - The Pesher to Habakkuk: main part 143 x 14cm (56 x 5.5 inches) additional fragment 10 x 14cm (4 x 5.5 inches) 4Q109 - Qohelet fragments: 14.5 x 19cm (5.7 x 7.5 inches) 4Q162 - Pesher Isaiahb fragment: 23 x 11.5cm (9 x 4.5 inches) 4Q175 &#150; Testimonia fragment: 13.6 x 22.7cm (5.4 x 9 inches) </p> <p>PrintingThe scrolls were printed on a specially prepared,  neutral pH,  vegetable parchment in six colours. </p> <p>SewingUsing archival thread of the same diameter as that still holding parts of the scrolls together today, every stitch on every joint has been faithfully re-sewn and coloured by hand. </p> <p>CuttingThe scrolls were cut to the precise outline as it was in 1948. All hairline cracks and holes, however small, have also been cut. </p> <p>DedicationEach facsimile set can be personally dedicated by our calligrapher at no extra charge. Whether the facsimile is intended as a gift to an institution or a private individual, our calligrapher can inscribe a gift certificate with an appropriate inscription in any language. </p> <p>resentationThe scrolls and fragments are contained within a hand-made cloth-covered archival case made by hand by one of the UK&#39;s finest binders. The titles are gold-embossed on parchment. Each scroll is rolled and interleaved with archival tissue and housed in its own compartment. The fragments are contained in a folder within the box and can safely be displayed in the specially-made museum quality Lucite frames. </p> <p>EditionThis facsimile set is issued in a strictly limited edition of 49 numbered copiesA signed and numbered certificate, stamped by Facsimile Editions and the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation accompanies each set </p> ; 8.25"x6.125"x4"; 948 pages .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Body and Soul (Original Film Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: United Artists, 1947. Original pressbook for the 1947 film noir, "Body and Soul," directed by Robert Rossen and starring John Garfield and Lilli Palmer. About Near Fine condition, with the unusual distinction of having a two-color outer wrapper, faintly creased from having been folded once. 18 pages, 11 x 17 inches. Included is the accompanying 10-page advertising supplement, which includes all the poster and advertising variants sent to vendors, the same size as the pressbook but Near Fine and unfolded.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        A superb, original mixed media illustrated letter, 88 x 3.5 inches, executed as a Halloween party invite and distinguished by its exceptional size and quality, its vertical concertina design

      and the artist's unusual choice of using commercial adding machine paper with serrated ends, emphasizing the letter's spontaneity, informality, and vibrant energy. It is in thirteen equal size unfolding panels, the number in homage to All-hallow-even and contains 15 hand painted illustrations with interspersed text, done using a palette of 9 watercolors and wash with pen & ink. It has been preserved untouched and never mounted in its original state, and as demonstrated by illustrations nos. 13 & 14, it was conceived as 1 unfolding vertical composition. PAPER: 1 strip of soft white commercial adding machine paper, machine cut with serrated ends. SIZE: Length: 2235 x 88.9 mm (88 x 3.5 inches) or 7823 square mm (308 square inches). By comparison, a standard sheet of 8.5 x 11 inches paper with standard .75 and 1.25 inches margins has a frame of 9.5 x 7 inches or 66.5 square inches. Since the illustrated letter has no margins, its size is the equivalent of 4.6 standard sheets of paper. PROVENANCE: Unknown, recipient addressed as Jack. CONDITION DETAIL: Lovingly preserved. Paper is clean: beginning panel toned: final panel with inner margin soiling. Colors and ink are vivid and fresh throughout. 1 panel only with 2 margin chips: doesn't affect prose or illustrations. Otherwise, occasional trace margin wear with light toning at fold-lines. DATE: Undated but can be reliably dated to the third week of October in 1947. The artist says at the beginning, "she is in her 4th week of mourning for the Dodgers", and then later, "I saw the football game at Yankee Stadium, Army vs. Illinois, 0-0-groan!" The Brooklyn Dodgers lost to the New York Yankees in the 1947 World Series in 7 games: the 7th game was played on September 28. Army and Illinois played at Yankee Stadium only twice: the second time was on October 11, 1947 and the final score was 0-0. Four weeks from Sept. 28 would be Oct. 26, and in 1947, October 24 was the Friday before Halloween. Thus, the letter was executed in October 1947, likely between the 22nd and 24th. ILLUSTRATIONS: 15 finished, detailed, mixed media colors illustrations supported by text, most in 5-6 colors. Included is a suite of 6 illustrations about the artist's upcoming Halloween party and there are 3 self-portraits of the artist at work-back to the viewer-and 2 portraits of the recipient. The illustrated scenes, 66 inches in length or 231 square inches, comprise exactly 75% of the letter: style is figurative, spontaneous and irreverent. TEXT: 22 inches in length or 77 square inches comprises exactly 25% of the letter: it ends with a postscript invite to dinner before the party with instructions on what she wants him to wear. Calligraphy: printed by hand in black ink in large clear letters with the exception of the signature and postscript done in cursive. ILLUSTRATIONS SUMMARY: 1) Pool of tears formed by persons of her acquaintance mourning the Dodger's loss in the 1947 World Series. 2) Her three put upon studio associates stood on by the artist as she works on this letter. 3) The recipient, Jack stuck under his old car attempting a repair. 4) One example of the half-time festivities at the Army-Illinois football game. 5) Her ballet class; depicting positions with lots of bending followed by collapse. 6-12) Extended suite with prose about her Halloween party including greeting Jack; traditional activities like apple bobbing; a scary basement descent in the dark; lights out-scary touches by the master of ceremonies, and joint mural painting. 13) Proofing her letter to Jack. 14) Jack reading her letter, panels of the letter unfolded between them. 15) Postscript illustration: Audra, neck craned, finishing her letter, writing, "chop, chop". ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        DOWN IN MY HEART

      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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE LOST SON

      1947. Paperback. ROETHKE, Theodore. "THE LOST SON." Reprinted from the April number of The Sewanee Review, 1947. 8 pp. 8vo., pamphlet format, printed paper wrappers, wire saddle stitch. Wrappers are moderately soiled and the pamphlet is lightly creased at the bottom. This is an offprint of the first appearance of the title poem of Roethke&#39;s second book of poetry, The Lost Son; it precedes the publication of the book by nearly a year. It is important because in it the themes and methods of the critically acclaimed book find their most complete expression, helping to establish Roethke&#39;s reputation as a major American poet. (DLB 5. McLeod notes only the periodical appearance, C80, and not the offprint.) Laid-in is an autograph letter, signed by Roethke. It is written in green ink on a single sheet of paper (11 by 8 1/2 inches), with Saginaw, MI as the return address, dated June 23, 1947; it is addressed to the American poet and writer, Theodore Morrison. "Dear Ted: Here&#39;s the first of those long pieces I mentioned. Hope you like it. Hope, too, we can get a game of tennis in this summer. I&#39;m going to be at Yaddo in July; at Durham in August, etc. Best, Ted Roethke." The scarce offprint, with autograph letter laid-in:

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Codice Bodley. Manuscrito pictorico antiguo Mexicano de la Civilizacion Mixteco Zapoteca. Forma parte de la Collecccion Thomas Bodley. Se conserva en la Biblioteca de Oxford, Inglaterra

      Mexico, D.F.: Libreria Anticuaria G. M. Echaniz, 1947. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Single sheets 18 by 14 inches bound with screws in the publisher&#39;s leather-backed portfolio with cloth sides, gilt title on the upper board. Forty leaves, printed on one side only. and each exquisitely hand-colored to match the original manuscript in Oxford. One of 25 numbered copies; this being copy no. 8. Title page in Spanish followed by the facsimile of the manuscript. Painted shortly before the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521, the Codex Bodley has been long recognized as one of the most important Mixtec manuscripts and a premier example of native Mixtec pictorial historiography in all its complexity. Trace of wear to the edges, else a fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        MUI NO SEKKEI, Shishu^

      1947. Very Good. KAWAJI Ryuko, poet. ONCHI Koshiro, artist. MUI NO SEKKEI, Shishu. Tokyo, Fugaku Honsha, Showa 22 [1947]. Large 8vo., the book was designed by Onchi and illustrated by him as well. There is a wonderful abstract "essential portrait of the poet" in color woodcut by Onchi. Kawaji was the mentor in poetry for Yukio Mishima when the latter was in his early teens. The book represents quite an interesting intersection of author, artist & designer. The covers are a bit soiled, else very good condition overall. #43 of 600cc, signed by Ryuko. [Onchi, HON NO BIJITSU, p 116]

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Betsy was a Junior (signed)

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell (1947). First Edition 8vo Beige cloth. 248pp with illustrations from Vera Neville's drawings. Betsy's junior year in high school is exciting and busy as she vies again for the essay contest, has fun with the Crowd, wins a new beau, and grows up a little more in her own irrepressibly Betsy-like way. Maud Hart Lovelace has inscribed and signed the title page of this special copy. Cloth lightly soiled, upper corners bumped (slightly affecting the text block) else Very Good. Dustjacket well worn at folds, spine rubbed, corners chipped, and with a piece missing at spine heel.

      [Bookseller: Appleby Books]
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        Vingt poèmes ornés de 20 compositions de Valerius de Saedeleer, gravées a l&#39;eau forte par Roger Hebbelinck

      Bruxelles, Aux Editions Latines, 1947. Relié, cuire rouge orné en or avec étui, 115pp., 33x26cm., belle exemplaire. Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires numérotés, un des 180 ex. sur Arches. N°118 de 180 exemplaire sur Arches, numérotés. Notre exemplaire est luxueusement relié par Beenkens-Bruxelles, un vraiment pièce d&#39;art!

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Country Life Magazines

      - London - Country Life Magazine, 1947 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection ofissues of Country Life magazine fromNovember 1947to June 1950. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, paintings, drawings, many of which are coloured. Containig issues CII, CIII (part I), CIV, CV, CVI (parts I and II) and CVII (parts I and II). Volume CII contains twocommemorative Royal issues of the magazine, dedicated to the marriage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, and the Coronation of Elizabeth II, with numerous coloured plates. Including articles on hunting, country houses, historical events, and much more. The magazine covers the pleasures and joys of rural life, as well as the concerns of rural people. It is primarily concerned with rural communities and their environments as well as the concerns of country dwellers and landowners and has a diverse readership which, although mainly UK based is also international. Much of its success has historically been built on its coverage of country houses, architecture and gardening. Country Life was launched in 1897, incorporating Racing Illustrated. At this time it was owned by Edward Hudson, the owner of Lindisfarne Castle and various Lutyens-designed houses including The Deanery in Sonning. At that time golf and racing served as its main content, as well as the property coverage, initially of manorial estates, that has become its mainstay. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the late Queen Mother, used to appear frequently on its front cover. The frontispiece, which usually features a young woman from a landed British family, is very well known and is called popularly Girls in Pearls, showing upper class British rural life in its most ideal light. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some marks and light bumping to the spines . Internally, firmly bound. Some foxing to the endpapers. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        38th Infantry Division: Avengers of Bataan

      Albert Love Enterprises. 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 &#39;Nips&#39; and &#39;Japs&#39;). 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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        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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Classical Journal (227 issues from 1947-1979)

      George Banta Publishing Co, Menasha, WI. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Journal Collection of 227 issues of the Classical Journal dating from 1947-1979. Covers topics in Ancient classics through Medieval literature. All issues are very clean, tight and crisp without tears and showing minimal shelf wear. Freight on board shipping for this collection. Total weight of collection is around 80 pounds. Freight will be at cost. & & "PUBLISHED BY THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIDDLE WEST AND SOUTH WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND AND THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PACIFIC STATES."& Size: 6 3/4" x 9 3/4". Item Type: Journal. All issues are free of marks. Bindings are tight, covers and spines are fully intact. Each issue has clean edges. All issues are not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 027722. .

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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        Portrait of Jennie (Original screenplay for the 1948 film | June 24, 1947 draft)

      Burbank, CA: American Broadcasting Company [ABC], 1947. Draft script for the 1948 film. SPIN. & & FILMBLURB. AWARDS. & & Salmon studio wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 16, dated June 24, 1947, with credits for screenwriter Osborn. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. 123 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with three gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Portrait of Jennie (Original screenplay for the 1948 film | Treatment dated May 18, 1946)

      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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE JUNKS AND SAMPANS OF THE YANGTZE. A Study in Chinese Nautical Research. China. The Maritime Customs. III. Miscellaneous Series: No. 53 and 54. Two Volumes

      Shanghai:: Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs,, 1947. Near Fine. TWO VOLUMES. Complete Set. Dated 1947-1948. Two Near Fine hardback First Edition Thus First Printings in original green cloth bindings with gilt lettering spine and front covers. Minimal cover edge wear, toning endpapers and page edges. 4tos. xxviii, 245 pp. xv, pp. 247-506. A Rare set particularly in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Quai des Orfevres (Original French Grande Poster)

      Rialto, 1947. Original French affiche poster for the 1947 French film noir, "Quai des Orfevres," directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, based on the novel by "Legitime Defense" by Stanislas-Andre Steeman, and starring Louis Jouvet and Bernard Blier. One of Clouzot&#39;s undisputed masterpieces, a Simenon-esque story in which a guilty man&#39;s complex murder scheme is systematically deconstructed by a patient and very tenacious police inspector (Jouvet). Not only one of the classics of French noir, but important in that much of it was shot in several famous French burlesque halls that were subsequently leveled, as well as much location footage from the grittier parts of Paris circa 1947. Near Fine, 47 x 63 inches, on linen. Criterion Collection 193. Buss, French Film Noir, p. 197.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        DOCUMENTAÇÃO PARA A HISTÓRIA DAS MISSÕES DO PADROADO PORTUGUÊS DO ORIENTE. - ÍNDIA.

      - Coligida e anotada por. Divisão de Publicações e Biblioteca. Agência Geral das Colónias. Ministério das Colónias. Lisboa. 1947, 1949 e 1950. De 23x17 pags. Com 473, 390, 581, 599, 538, 501, 582, 537, 649, 838, 1008, e 941pags. Brochados. Ilustrados.Exemplares com capas de brochura plastificadas; assinaturas de posse nosanterrostos e ex-libris oleográficos nos rostos. Obra com transcrições das chancelarias régias; transcrições dos livros das Monções; traduções e transcrições de manuscritos portugueses em bibliotecas estrangeiras; transcrições de informações e roteiros sobre as Molucas depositados na BNP; transcrições de cartas das missões do Japão e na China; trancrição de cartas e epiítolas de S. Francisco Xavier; transcrição de material das Gavetas da Torre do Tombo; etc, etc. 1º volume 1499-1522; 2º volume 1523-1543; 3º volume 1543-1547.4º volume: 1548-1550; 5º volume 1551-1554; 6º volume: 1555-1558; 7º volume 1559; 8º volume: 1560-1561; 9º volume 1562-1565;10º volume 1566-1568; 11º volume 1569-1572; 12º volume 1572-1582. Location/localizacao: 4-1-F-1

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        The Victim

      New York: Vanguard, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Some darkening to the jacket spine and light soiling to the rear panel. A very fragile jacket. Price of $2.75 on the jacket flap. The author&#39;s second novel in which the protagonist, Asa Leventhal, must deal with what he believes is bigotry and racism.

      [Bookseller: Sawtooth Books]
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        Papermaking in Indo-China

      Chillicothe Ohio: The Mountain House, 1947. First edition, no. 17 of 182 copies signed by the author. "The paper used in printing this edition was made in 1932 in my mill at Lime Rock, Connecticut, the only handmade paper mill in America. The title page device was printed from a woodcut found in Tonkin...". 4to (11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches). Illustrated with 16 plates and 2 mounted paper specimens. Original quarter red morocco & pictorial boards, bound by Peter Franck, Sherman, Ct. Almost fine. Bookplate. With prospectus laid in with original price $38.50

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Portrait of a Tortoise

      London: Chatto and Windus., 1947. Extracted from the journals and letters of Gilbert White with introduction and notes by Sylvia Townsend Warner. Octavo. Original blue/green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, with dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait of Rev. Gilbert White. Cloth slightly dust-soiled, toning to text block, dust jacket slightly tanned and chipped, still an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Sylvia Townsend Warner on the front free endpaper, "Nancy, from Sylvia, February 1947, with love". It is very possible that the inscription is to Sylvia Townsend Warner&#39;s close friend Nancy Cunard, with whom she shared as much a passion for writing as for political activism.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Begegnung mit Adolf Dietrich.

      - Amriswil, Bodensee-Verlag, 1947. 22,3 : 18,1 cm. 32,(2) S. Mit 8 (1 ganzseit.) Illustr., 1 Tafel u. 1 lose beiliegende Orig.-Lithographie von A.Dietrich. Orig.-Umschlag. In 550 numerierten und vom Künstler im Druckvermerk in Tinte signierten Exemplaren erschienen. Mit einer in Bleistift signierten Lithographie des Scherbenhofes in Weinfelden (Aussenansicht, es wurden verschiedene Lithographien des Scherbenhofs beigegeben). Einmalige Ausgabe zum 70. Geburtstag des Künstlers in der Offizin H.Tschudy, St.Gallen gedruckt. - Sehr schönes Exemplar der seltenen und gesuchten Publikation. - Ammann/Vögele, Adolf Dietrich, Oeuvrekatalog der Ölbilder und Aquarelle, S. 20. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Zähringer]
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        Steeple Bush

      Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First Printing of the First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Robert Frost to poet and Friend: "To Samuel [French] Morse / from his fellow in the art / Robert Frost / in great hopes for us all" Light rubbing to board ends, and slight tanning to spine of jacket, else both book and dust jacket in fine condition.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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        CALL ME ISHMAEL. Signed

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947 Presentation Copy & First Edition of Olson&#39;s first book, a study of Melville&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        CALL ME ISHMAEL with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) and a TYPED LETTER SIGNED IN TYPE

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1947). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Very Good dustwrapper. Author's first book, a study of Melville's MOBY DICK. This copy with two letters to Richard Tobin, journalist and editor of SATURDAY REVIEW, including an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the author and a TYPED LETTER signed in type by Olson. The holograph letter is 3 pages written from Gloucester addressed to Dick and SIGNED "Olson": "This scrabbled note-- for a bed!" Most of the @125 word letter, written in dark ink, pertains to travel plans and expresses hope of staying with Tobin. The typed letter, signed in type as Olson and also addressed to Dick from the John Winthrop House in "Cambritch," is 1-page, single-spaced, and @300 words. The purpose of the letter is to recommend a young journalist, but Olson's jagged sense of humor comes through from the first paragraph: "I've got your hat on at this moment. Why? I guess cause I just got in. It has a hole in the front and a hole in the back cause as you know it was too small and to pull it down over my longer and longer hair (I'm cheating the barber for a hell of a good reason - no gold) forace has been necessary thus the holes and thus it looks like a hat that did come out of the Flood. But thanks anyhow. I've liked it." Near the top of the letter is a neat hole representing the hole in the hat.

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        ATOMICS FOR THE MILLIONS

      New York: McGraw Hill, (1947)., 1947 First Edition, first issue of Maurice Sendak&#39;s first book with the paper quality statement on the copyright page. A fine copy in the publisher&#39;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&#39;s high school physics teacher as an insentive for Sendak to improve his grades. This is the first time any of Sendak&#39;s illustrations appear in print. An extremely good copy.. 1st Edition.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s "Absalom, Absalom" and "The Hamlet", Kafka&#39;s "The Trial", George Mandel&#39;s "Flee the Angry Strangers", Graham Greene&#39;s "This Gun for Hire", Ayn Rand&#39;s "Atlas Shrugged", Ignazio Silone&#39;s "Bread and Wine", William Styron&#39;s "Lie Down in Darkness", and, of course, Canetti&#39;s "The Tower of Babel". Each of his dust jackets evoked the book&#39;s content and without a doubt helped increase the sales of the books which wore his works. Signed copies of Canetti&#39;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&#39;s works scarce, but signed copies of George Salter&#39;s wonderful dust jackets are real hen&#39;s teeth in the market. Coming from the Estate of decorated Naval Officer and famed Actor Douglas Fairbank&#39;s and carrying his elegant bookplate to the front pastedown, this book&#39;s Provenance only adds to the book&#39;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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        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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        NOA NOA : Voyage de Tahiti

      Stockholm: Jan Forlag. 1947. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Good dust jacket, multiple chips and tears.; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall .

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        McELLIGOT&#39;S POOL

      1947. 1. SEUSS,DR. McELLIGOT&#39;S POOL. NY: Random House (1947). 4to, dark green pictorial boards, slight cover marks else fine in frayed dust wrapper with old tape marks on verso, not price clipped. 1st ed., 3rd state with correct copyright notice. Seuss&#39;s first book since 1940 - delayed due to Seuss&#39;s military service. Fabulously illustrated in full color by Seuss. See Bader p. 308. Very scarce.

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        A Collection of B. Traven Letters to Ruth Ford with Related Material Including Three Books

      A magnificent archive consisting of 21 Typed Letters Initialed (as either "H." or "H.C.") from the elusive and fiercely private B. Traven, nearly all of the letters to the actress Ruth Ford, for whom he professes great love in many of the letters. Accompanied by three books, including a first American edition of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and assorted clippings. All of the letters Initialed by Traven as "H.C" or "H." as Hal Croves. Croves, one of several aliases used by Traven, was invented by the author in order to present himself as Traven&#39;s literary agent, and used mostly in his interaction with legendary film director John Huston throughout the development and filming of Traven&#39;s novel The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The letters start in early 1947 and end in 1961, but the majority of them were written during 1947 and correspond with the production of the classic film. Many include references to day-to-day events of the film&#39;s production. These are dense letters, nearly all being single space typed. The letters average more than 500 words each, and one letter is over 2000 words. All of the letters have folds from mailing but are otherwise fine with about half of them accompanied by the original postmarked envelopes. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Horn of Plenty. The Story of Louis Armstrong

      New York: Allen, Towne & Heath, Inc.,, 1947. Translated from the French by James F. Bezou. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the spine, treble clef in embossed to the upper board. Portrait frontispiece. Slightly rubbed, a little bubbled on the upper board, differential browning to the endpapers, marginal toning, a very good copy. First edition in English, published in French as Louis Armstrong. Le Roi du Jazz, in Paris in the same year. This copy signed by Armstrong beneath the portrait. Goffin was a Belgian lawyer, poet and author, a Stormy Petrel of the Nazi invasion, and who fled to the USA in 1939. In 1932 he had published Aux Frontières du Jazz., one of the earliest serious analyses of the jazz, and contributed "The Best Negro Jazz Orchestra," translated by Beckett, to Nancy Cunard&#39;s Negro anthology. In exile he supported himself by his writings, including a number of novels on the Nazi occupation of Belgium - La Colombe de la Gestapo and Passeports pour l&#39;Audelà - and lectures, in 1942 collaborating with Leonard Feather to teach what is considered the first course ever on jazz history and analysis, held at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Goffin and Armstrong were close friends, and although Goffin is credited as the author, Armstrong&#39;s involvement in the book went far beyond acting as the co-operative subject. The 1999 publication of the Goffin Notebooks, part of the Louis Armstrong In His Own Words collection, showed that Satchmo was paying Goffin to act as his amanuensis, much of the material being drawn from his won manuscript autobiography covering his life from 1918-31. Having allowed his 1936 "autobiography" Swing that Music to be heavily ghosted, he decided to set the record straight.

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        Louis Armstrong (1947) (Signed)

      Paris: Editions Du Belvedere, 1947. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Signed by Louis Armstrong and 7 Jazz Musicians. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover, Very Good; This book used to belong to a French amateur musician who knew many jazz musicians. A line on the first page of the book says it was dedicated at the Jazz Hot Club in Toulon, France. AUTOGRAPHED!!! SIGNED by LOUIS ARMSTRONG in green ink on title page; and on the preceding page signed in dark blue ink by JACK TEAGARDEN, BARNEY BIGARD, EARL "FATHA" HINES, ARVELL SHAW, BIG SID CATLETT, BOB WILBER, and VELMA MIDDLETON. 107 pages [2] pp., frontis., b&w photographic plates of the mastermusician/entertainer, including frontispiece portrait. The first volume in the Maitres du jazz series, in French only; Dust Jacket Condition: Good, original paper wrappers with small chips at extremities, especially along the top. Scarce first edition of this biography by one of Armstrong's closest friends in the Jazz world. At rear is complete 15pp. discography by Charles Delaunay. Assumed First Edition. Very desirable, extremely rare, collectible. A real find of a lifetime! Guaranteed to be the gem of your collection..

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        Économie & Intérêt;

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale,, 1947. Présentation nouvelle des problèmes fondamentaux relatives au rôle économique du taux de l&#39;intérêt et de leurs solutions. 2 volumes, octavo. Original printed paper wrappers, neatly rebacked to style, small portion at head of first front wrapper renewed without affecting printed area. Custom cloth solander case. Wrappers and endleaves evenly browned, a good copy. First edition, presentation copy to his former pupil Gerard Debreu, inscribed by the author at the head of the first title, and with Debreu&#39;s ownership inscriptions to each front free endpaper. An outstanding presentation between two Nobel economics laureates: Maurice Allais (1911-2010), 1988 winner for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources, to Debreu (1921-2004), 1983 winner for having incorporated new analytical methods into economic theory and for his rigorous reformulation of general equilibrium theory, much of which work elaborated on Allais&#39;s. The two men were working together in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris at the time of publication, where Allais was director of a research unit and Debreu was an assistant. Economie et Intérêt is Allais&#39;s second major publication, a massive work on capital and interest which has formed the basis for the so-called "golden rule of accumulation". This states that to maximise real income, the optimum rate of interest should equal the growth rate of the economy. Allais did not publish in English until late in his career and as a result was slow to receive the international recognition that was his due: Debreu beat his former teacher to the Nobel prize in 1983 after he became an American citizen.

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        L&#39;Apocalypse. Traduit du Grec et préfacé par Alain Guillermou. Avant-propos de Louis Réau. Illustré de ... gravures par Georges A. de Pogédaïff

      Paris, Coulouma (Druck) 1947-50.. 4 Bde. gr.-4°. 89 (7); 79 (9); 97 (9); 93 (9) S. MIt 88 tlw. ganzseit. Orig.-Radierungen. Auf Bütten, in Lagen. 4 OKart. u. OHLn.-Einbanddecken. In OSchubern EA vgl. Vollmer III, 605f.; Bénézit II, 6 - Eines von 199 Expl. Jeder Band mit eh., mehrzeil. Widmung des Künstlers im Kolophon. Auf Velin-Bütten. Zweifarb. Textdruck in Rot u. Schwarz. Deuxième volume avec préface de Pierre Mornand. 3me: Loys Masson; 4me: Daniel-Rops; Der russische Maler Pogédaïff (Pozhedaev Georgiy Anatolevich), (1897 Kursk - 1971) , russisch-französischer Bildnis-, Landschafts- Stillebenmaler und Illustrator, studierte an der Akademie in Moskau, war in Sankt Petersburg, Moskau, Berlin und Paris tätig.

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        Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland

      London: William Heinmann Ltd, 1947. 1 volume, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Bound in fine full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers rulled in gilt, gilt cornerpeices, covers gilt with the matching images to the original cloth binding, Alice holding the pig on the front cover and the Cheshire Cat on the rear, gilt dentelles, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, top edge gilt, by Zaehnsdorf. Hinges fine a VERY FINE COPY IN AN ATTRACTIVE BINDING.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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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&#39;s. First 14 volumes are all First Printings, Volume 15 (Supplement and General Index, not price clipped but doesn&#39;t say First Edition, but doesn&#39;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&#39;s vary from Good (1 chip or so) to VG+ with a small tear or 2. All volumes have DJ&#39;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.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

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