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        The Vision of the Fool

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        André Masson et son univers

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

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

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

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

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

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

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

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

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

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        TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Tales of the South Pacific

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

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

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

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

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        Johann Sebastian Bach's Werke: complete set of 46 volumes, in 47 books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Portrait of Jennie (Original screenplay for the 1948 film | Treatment dated May 18, 1946)

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

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        The Bees and the Flowers: A Comedy in Two Acts

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

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

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

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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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