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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. 1947. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. First edition of Heinlein's first published book, with the Scribner's 'A' and seal on copyright page. Dustjacket is first state, with original $2.00 price marked on front flap, and appears to be complete, but has a small indent in back part and is lightly worn at edges. Book has prior owner's bookplate on front flyleaf and a vertical crease from top to bottom edge in the front board. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. This book, Heinlein's first book written for young adults, is about three teenagers who participate in a pioneering flight to the Moon. It also served as the plot basis for the 1950 movie 'Destination Moon' on which Heinlein was one of three co-authors of the script, and who served as a technical advisor to the production. .

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        Alice in Wonderland. With Illustrations by Eileen A. Soper

      London: George G. Harrap and Company, Ltd., 1947., 1947. First Edition Thus. 8vo. Fine, contemporary binding by Bayntun Riviere in full red calf with gilt titles and decoration to spine, decoratice gilt border to boards with White Rabbit stamped in gilt to centre of upper; marbled end papers; all edges gilt. With 3 plates in colour; others as well as many illustrations in text in balck and white. Fine, slight fading to spine. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature. 'Alice' was listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

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        Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order

      The American Mathematical Society, 1947. First edition. Rare offprint of one of von Neumann&#146;s major papers. &#147;The 1947 paper by John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine, &#145;Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order&#146; (Bulletin of the AMS, Nov. 1947), is considered as the birth certificate of numerical analysis. Since its publication, the evolution of this domain has been enormous.&#148; (Bultheel & Cools: The Birth of Numerical Analysis). <br/><br/>& &#147;Just when modern computers were being invented (those digital, electronic, and programmable), John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine wrote a paper to illustrate the mathematical analyses that they believed would be needed to use the new machines effectively and to guide the development of still faster computers. Their foresight and the congruence of historical events made their work the first modern paper in numerical analysis. Von Neumann once remarked that to found a mathematical theory one had to prove the first theorem, which he and Goldstine did concerning the accuracy of mechanized Gaussian elimination - but their paper was about more than that. Von Neumann and Goldstine described what they surmised would be the significant questions once computers became available for computational science, and they suggested enduring ways to answer them.&#148; (John von Neumann&#39;s Analysis of Gaussian Elimination: the Founding of Modern Numerical Analysis, Lecture at ICME, Stanford, January 2007). <br/><br/>& &#147;The concluding Chapter 7 interprets the rounding error analysis. Von Neumann asked his readers to continue from his residual bound &#145;several different ways&#146;. He guided his readers by explaining the appropriate conclusion shows the computed result is exact for some perturbation of the initial data. This is the &#145;backward&#146; interpretation which many people think von Neumann did not understand. The paper closes by evaluating the residual bound for &#145;random&#146; matrices, and by counting arithmetic operations. <br/>& In sum, von Neumann&#146;s paper contains much that is unappreciated or at least unattributed to him. The contents are so familiar, it is easy to forget von Neumann is not repeating what everyone knows. He anticipated many of the developments in the field he originated, and his theorems on the accuracy of Gaussian elimination have not been encompassed in half a century. The paper is among von Neumann&#39;s many firsts in computer science. It is the first paper in modern numerical analysis, and the most recent by a person of von Neumann&#39;s genius.&#148; (Kees Vuik, Birthday of Modern Numerical Analysis). <br/><br/>& Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, no. 957; Goldstine, The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann, pp.290-91; Nash, A History of Scientific Computing, p.23; DSB, XIV, p.92. Offprint from Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 1021-1099. 8vo: 241 x 152 mm. Original green printed wrappers. Provenance: With the rubber stamp of statistician, and specialist in numerical methods, Dr. Clifford J. Maloney to the front and rear wrapper. Very fine.

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        Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order. In American Mathematical Society Bulletin, Volume 53, Number 11 (November 1947), pp. [1021]-1099

      Menasha, WI: American Mathematical Society, 1947. First printing. Softcover. Near Fine. A near fine, clean copy. Original wrappers. The complete issue. This &#147;remarkably original&#148; (D.S.B.) paper, the sole technical paper in this entire issue of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, laid the foundation of modern error analysis in numerical computation.

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        Wines of the Rhône Valley, revised and expanded edition

      The preferred 2nd edition, augmented (33%) from the award winning first, expanded from 464 to 685 pages with extensive detail on significant appellations, illustrated with 18 fine vignettes, 14 decorated maps, and a table. Beautifully produced, it is an essential work in the wine literature and has never been updated. Offered is a rare and exceptional acknowledgment example with Robert Parker presentation done pre-publication for Steven Verlin [1947-2006], the famous wine collector and oenophile (part of his wine cellar sold for 7+ million), well-known restauranteur (Veritas spearheaded a new emphasis on wine lists), and gourmand companion of Robert Parker including on trips to the Rhône: Verlin is cited in the acknowledgments, page 5-line 25. The Parker full-page presentation in pen & black ink, 8-lines-signed and dated-is on the flyleaf, addressed to, Steve "the Ho" Verlin, and signed, Bob-the Mongo, accented with a star decoration with descending flourish. It alludes to their friendship; "For the best in wine and life, to my favorite eating and drinking partner, much affection" - dated at the head May 12, 1997. The book was released for public sale June 13. PARKER: definitively established as a leading advocate for the merits of Rhône wines with publication of the first edition, which won the 1989 Tastemaker's Award as wine book of the year published in the United States and the 1989 Wine Guild's Book of the Year Award in the United Kingdom. Both editions have had an undeniable influence on consumer wine purchases, tourism, and even travel literature and industry winemaking practice. Parker has given 69 Rhône wines a 100 score, the most for any region. On the wines of the Rhône, Parker comments; "They are extraordinary wines that transcend normal vocabulary and establish new tasting parameters" (introduction). In 1995 he was made the third honorary citizen of Chateauneuf du Pape (the other two recipients being Frederic Mistral and Marcel Pagnol). CONDITION DETAIL: Owner Markings: 3 pages, pages 657-659 with pen & ink notings for emphasis by Steve Verlin regarding recommended restaurants, all in the Visitor's guide to Rhône food, word, Liergues (re: commune) handwritten at head of page 657 in top margin, otherwise, four emphasis markings with 2 brief underscores and two brief phrases circled in text, and in margins, 6 small stars. Pages: clean and bright: trace top tip bend from page 367 becomes a gentle crease at p. 395 and stops at p. 406: black ink date stamp (July 26, 2012) on book's top edge continues in as a tiny trace ink spot to pages 416-507. Boards: fine. Binding: fine. Jacket: bright and clean: slight surface rubs, the crown and foot of spine with very light creasing, upper side with gentle top and bottom edge bends and one irregular, open .75 inch tear to bottom edge. FORMAT: Publisher's 1/4 grape cloth and 3/4 pasted wine paper boards sewn with wine endpapers and the special jacket, its upper side with red and green letters with an 'underlayer' photograph of wine grapes in bowl, produced to look like a vintage nineteenth century photograph, spine in spring green and antique pink with bunch of grapes vignette and black, green and red letters. SIZE: Book: 243 x 164 mm (9.6 x 6.5 inches) / Page: 234 x 150 mm (9.2 x 5.9 inches). PAGINATION: Complete, 685 pages with index, a separate chapter for each significant appellation, each introduced by an informative guide and Parker's rating of producers, followed by tasting notes and Parker's scores + 3 pages including note regarding "The Wine Advocate". Pagination begins at the flyleaf and preliminaries include the title-page with red and black letters with red border, decorated with a chateau with vineyard vignette in wine and white and eight quotes on wine, including by Thomas Jefferson on White Hermitage (his favorite wine) and on terroir by one of Parker's favorite vintners, Hermitage winemaker, Gérard Chave. There is a general introduction on how to use the book. The exposition is in two parts, divided by region, the Northern Rhône, pp. 23-286 with 7 chapters with 60 pages devoted to the Côte Rôtie and 58 pages to Hermitage and the Southern Rhône, pp. 287-652 with 8 chapters with 192 pages devoted to Châteauneuf Du Pape and 55 pages for Gigondas; ending with 6 pages on esoteric Rhône wines. Parker includes a visitor's guide with exposition on Rhone food specialties and a wine glossary (7 pages) and index. Illustrations: 18 vignettes including 17 illustrating division sheets, one for each part and chapter, printed in wine and white with wine and black letters and wine window borders, 14 double-page decorated maps, done to scale in black, white and wine with grape leaf borders at head and foot, 12 of prominent villages + one for each region, (Northern / Southern), and one table (wine store, Nicolas' prices for 1828). PUBLISHING NOTE: printed in red & black letters, drawings by Christopher Wormell [1955-], decorative maps by Jeanyee Wong [1920-]. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.  

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        [Program]: A Streetcar Named Desire

      Playbill New York: Playbill. December 3, 1947. Tall octavo. 48pp. Stapled illustrated wrappers. Faint stamp on rear wrap, tiny creases to the corners of some pages, near fine. Program for the Broadway premiere of the play. The play opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on December 3, 1947; this copy is dated "Beginning Wednesday December 3, 1947". The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama was directed by Elia Kazan and featured Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, and Kim Hunter. .

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        Lettre autographe.

      - Une page in-4 ornée d'un large dessin à l'encre. A son cher ami [Pierre Berès], le peintre a écrit "Je suis surpris d'être sans nouvelles de vous depuis assez longtemps". Au dos de la lettre, il a inscrit "1947-1948, Moutonne, près l'Orgelet Jura Lons-le-Saunier". Son dessin montre, en effet, l'église du petit village jurassien de Moutonne, reconnaissable à sa situation sur une colline et au corps de bâtiment qui lui fait face. Au premier plan, l'artiste a dessiné le "château" du même village, en réalité un batisse massive. Cette lettre ornée d'un dessin a été exposée de juillet à septembre 1992, lors de l'exposition Balthus dans la maison de Courbet qui s'est tenue dans la Maison natale de Gustave Courbet devenue Musée. CE BEAU DESSIN TRÈS ÉLABORÉ MONTRANT UN PAYSAGE DU JURA, région dont était originaire Gustave Courbet, rappelle l'influence de sa peinture que beaucoup de critiques ont vue dans l'oeuvre de Balthus, ainsi que les liens amicaux du peintre avec Pierre Berès.

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        Dark Companion (Signed)

      New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 266 pp. Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First edition. A biography of Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole and the earliest African American explorer. SIGNED and dated by Henson on the half-title page, above a photo of Henson at 85 that has been affixed to the page. Book is in Very Good condition. Unclipped dust jacket is in Good condition, intact but with large chips at each corner and a taped repair at the top. Henson met Commander Robert E. Peary in November 1887 and joined him on an expedition to Nicaragua. In 1909, Peary mounted his eighth attempt to reach the North Pole, selecting Henson to be one of the team of six who would make the final run to the Pole, and it was Henson who planted the American flag on the spot. Although Admiral Peary received many honors, Henson was largely ignored and spent most of the next thirty years working as a clerk in a federal customs house in New York. In 1944 Congress awarded him a duplicate of the silver medal given to Peary. Map front endpapers. Illustrated rear endpapers from Henson&#39;s previously unpublished Arctic photographs. Introductions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Peter Freuchen; foreword by Commander Donald B. MacMillan. In protective Mylar.

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        Foundations of Economic Analysis

      Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1947. First edition of the author&#39;s magnum opus and one of the most influential economic texts of the twentieth century. Octavo, original burgundy cloth with titles in gilt. Signed by Paul Samuelson on the title page. An excellent near fine copy with light wear to the bottom edges in the rare dust jacket, which shows some toning to the front panel and a few small chips to the crown. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare in the original dust jacket and signed. Fifty years after it was written, "Foundations of Economic Analysis" (together with Hicks&#39; Value and Capital) is still one of the most inspiring classics of general equilibrium economics" (Niehans, History of Economic Theory). Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist&#39;s statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson&#39;s many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

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        The New Economics: Keynes&#39; Influence on Theory and Public Policy

      London: Dobson, 1947. First edition. Octavo. Blue cloth with titles in gilt. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Signed by economist Paul Samuelson, who contributed an essay to this volume, entitled "General Theory". Other contributors include John Maynard Keynes, Wassily Leontief, Lloyd Metzler, Joseph Schumpeter and James Tobin. A very nice volume dedicated to the work and influence of Lord Keynes. Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist&#39;s statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson&#39;s many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).

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        Kokoschka. Life and Work

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1947. With two essays by Oskar Kokoschka and a foreword by Herbert Read. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt on red ground. With the dust jacket. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and four plates, 60 pages of monochrome plates, illustrations within the text. Cloth a little dulled with a few small rubbed spots, hinges cracked. A very good copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with a chip from the tail of the spine panel which has been loosely retained within the book and a closed tear to the upper panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Kokoschka on the front free endpaper, "Dearest Barbara and Jay Will, I know you are building a great myth in your hearts, may fate (which IS linked to myth in the imagination of the believer) grow in your mind to reality, you are holding it in your palms already &#150; the wonder! I love you Oskar Kokoschka &#150; Firenze XII, 1948." The recipients were the poets Barbara Howes and William Jay Smith, whose bookplate is present and who married in 1947 and moved briefly to Italy, where this book was inscribed in reference to their building a new life together. A wonderful presentation.

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        MY LIFE STORY

      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1947). First Edition. Hardcover. Mild soiling to the cloth with some browning to the endpapers. Dustwrapper with large chips at the bottom front and top rear and a number of closed tears. Not too bad looking in mylar. Very Good copy in a Fair dustwrapper. SIGNED by the great boxer on a special page tipped-in by the publisher. Illustrated with numerous photographs.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Cinq Sonnets de Pétraque avec une eau-forte de Picasso et les explications du traducteur

      A la Fontaine de Vaucluse: Louis Aragon, 1947. Small folio. Wraps. 22 leaves. One of 110 numbered copies, this one LACKING the original etching (A portrait in homage to Petrarch&#39;s Laura) but with a light counter proof of the etching on the facing page. Numbered "83" and with a Manuscript proverb by Aragon (as in all the copies, on the colophon). Cramer, no. 47. Bloch, 370.

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        BIG SKY

      New York: William Sloane Associates, 1947. First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo, brown cloth with white lettering. In the original dustjacket. In a tan buckram clamshell case with tan morocco spine. Gilt lettering on spine. 386. A fine copy of the book. The dustjacket is chipped and worn at the edges. Inscribed by the author: &#147;To my friends and gracious hosts, Maory and Bill upson, with thanks and warm good wishes.&#148; Bread Loaf, Vt. Aug. 21, 1955. This was the author&#146;s first major work.

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        Dos Contes

      REVENTOS, Ramon: Dos Contes, illustrated by Picasso. Reventos, Ramon. Paris, 1947, first edition, one of 230 numbered copies (total edition 250). Folio (335 x 258 mm; 13-1/4 x 10-1/4 in.); text in French, illustrated with 4 original full-page b&w engraving with burin by Pablo Picasso; loose in Lana wove wrappers with title in a faxsimile of the artists?s handwriting on the front. Preserved in the original wooden boards with ties, with burgundy title faxsimile of artist?s handwriting. scarce in the wooden boards. Ref: Goeppert 44. Bloch 468-471. Rauch 66. Cramer 44. . Ref: Goeppert 44. Bloch 468-471. Rauch 66. Cramer 44. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Illus. by Picasso, Pablo. Folio.

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        THE MOMENT

      London: Hogarth Press, (1947) - First Edition superbly bound in stunning scarlet half oasis morocco and immaculate red cloth, topedge gilt, raised bands with spine titled gilt in six compartments ruled with gilt French fillets and gilt ornamentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

      Published by Ealing Studios, 1947. 1st edition.. Paperback. Very Good. Illustrated by Ardizzone, Edward. Slightly better than very good condition. Large format. Pictorial card wraps. The story of the production of the film version. With full page colour illustrations by Ardizzone. Includes original cast list and story summary. A nice clean copy, with just a little browning to covers. [S]

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        MISSALE PRO DEFUNCTIS (Mass for the Dead and Burial Service; Noted Processions) Illuminated liturgical manuscript on vellum with musical notation with Four leaves from a contemporary Antiphonary

      ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN ON VELLUM WITH MUSICAL NOTATION, Northern Italy (Novara), c. 1300-1340, with four leaves with noted texts from the Divine Office, probably from a contemporary Antiphonary, removed by a previous owner from this manuscript, and now bound separately, 266 x 187 mm., 39 folios, complete (collation, i-ii10 iii6, iv4 v8+1 [f. 39, single leaf added to the end of the quire]), ruled very lightly in lead (justification varies, 225-165 x 150-132 mm.), copied in a formal rounded southern gothic bookhand in two sizes in 15 long lines or with five to six lines of text each accompanied by four-line staves with square notation, red rubrics, majuscules within the text stroked with red, two-line initials alternately red and blue with pen decoration in the opposite color, f. 27, parted red and blue initial, with blue pen decoration, ONE CRUCIFIXION MINIATURE. BINDING: Binding was extensively restored after its acquisition by the Bergendal Collection, re-using the early wooden boards (left uncovered), replacing the leather bands, and adding a new brown leather spine, original pastedowns and flyleaves removed and bound separately (also included), in excellent condition. TEXT: This is a very interesting example of a small, practical liturgical volume with texts associated with the rites surrounding death and burial. The Mass for the Dead in this volume, copied in a large, easily read script, with a beautiful miniature of the Crucifixion, is especially noteworthy. It begins with texts for the Funeral Service, including detailed texts (not noted) for the processions associated with death and burial -- to the house of the dead, back to the Church, and to the Grave. The text for the Mass for the Dead, more often found in a Missal, follows, and is in turn followed by processions on the anniversaries of the death and All Souls Day (commemorating all the Dead). The amount of liturgical detail here makes these texts especially interesting. Also includes noted hymns and a tract, and noted liturgical processions for Palm Sunday, for the Consecration of a Church, for meeting a prelate, and finally, for the dead. ILLUSTRATION: Miniature of the Crucifixion, f. 11v, at the Canon of the Mass (&#147;Te igitur&#148;), 90 x 66 mm., strikingly similar to other manuscripts from Novara, c. 1300, and more generally, to a group of late thirteenth-century Missals from Umbria, whose style shows the influence of Ciambue. PROVENANCE: Written in Northern Italy, certainly for use in the diocese of Novara, and most likely also copied in or near Novara, in the opening decades of the fourteenth century, c. 1300-40 (script, illumination, and liturgical contents including Saints associated with Novara). Sold by Hoepli and Kundig, Geneva, November 20, 1947, lot 79 (their description laid in). Sold at Sotheby&#146;s, December 11, 1984, lot. 43, when it was purchased by Joseph Pope (1921-2010) of Toronto; Bergendal Collection MS 68. Based on the similarity in script and layout, it seems likely that the four leaves removed from the binding and rebound share a common origin in Novara, c. 1300-40. CONDITION: Overall in good condition but well-worn with many signs of use, including some ink flaking, stains, and cockling. Full description and photographs available. 554.

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        Clue Sinister

      Macdonald, 1947. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near fine, some light flecking to top and front text blocks, no foxing or inscription, in like dustwrapper, not price-clipped, a trifle rubbed to the rear panel, some pieces of conservation here and there, and showing very well indeed. A very scarce Inspector Rivers novel, especially in the original wrapper.

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        I, the Jury.

      New York; E. P. Dutton & Company, 1947. First edition, stated. 21x15 cm. 218 pp. Publisher's black cloth with red lettering, pictorial dustjacket, not price-clipped and with the original price of $2.50. The jacket is a bit chipped at spine ends and corners, and has a few short tears and creases. Spine ends and corners are slightly bumped. There are two stamps of the Swedish book agent ''Bookman'' on front free endpaper. The title and four more leaves have a minimal cornerloss, and around 10 pages have an insignificant speck in margin. A well-preserved copy of Spillane's first book, introducing the character Mike Hammer

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        La Merveilleuse Histoire du Cirque (3 volumes/tomes)

      France (unspecified where): Prisma, 1947. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Varied Jacket. Book. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Rare 3 volume version, of which this is numbered 212 of 500 so issued. 271, 335, 42 pp. (3rd volume not fully paginated). Profusely illustrated, with five color plates as well, and comprehensive history of all aspects of the circus, from its inception to the mid-twentieth century, taking in all the various acts and covering everywhere in Europe and the Americas. Third volume is about the Fratellini family, which was a famous family of acrobats and clowns. A thoroughly enjoyable and nostalgic treatment of the subject. Volumes are tight and generally clean, with only very light foxing on a few prelim and closing pages. Last two leaves of volume 2 are sticking together, not affecting main text. DJs for first two volumes, none for third. Vol 1 DJ very chipped on spine and some loss on rear. Vol 2 DJ only on front, and chipped and tears along edges.

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        99 Magic Lantern Slides of Ceylon

      1947. Set of 99 glass slides, black and white. Photographs of Ceylon taken circa 1947-1948 by award-winning photographer James A. R. Adams (A.R.P.S.). Contained in the original box. The lot in very good condition, crisp striking images. A refreshing collection of photographic glass slides taken at the beginning of a new era - official independence from British rule, focuses on, and beautifully illustrates Ceylon tradition. A timely pictorial work, rendering in effect an avowal to the industrious Sinhalese means in their labour, and showing a nation that has not succumb to western industrialisation. In numerous fascinating photographs of Sinhalese labour, industry and enterprising means to sustenance, we see the harvesting tea buds, the tapping of a Pará rubber tree, a man on stilts seeding his crop, another mounting permanent rope rings to a palm tree to harvest coconuts, a group of people building a large structure with bamboo walls and a straw roof, various means of fishing including the traditional cone-shaped fish trap made of woven sticks, a man carrying two large stick cages which appear to house crocodiles, a clay worker with pots and bricks, a man dispensing rolled prayer cloths. The people employ cattle to perform such rural tasks as preparing a field for planting, carrying cargo, and such. Photos capture a very tall bullock cart pulled by two oxen, children washing cattle in a river. Exceptionally interesting are the photographs featuring elephants, five in all, one in which an elephant in chains is leaning submissively toward his master, another in which the elephant is lifting the same person with its leg so that the man can mount him. Also lovely are the simple handcrafted catamarans for ocean travel, the padda boats, or river houseboats, a water-filled terraced rice-field. Scenes from what appears to old town Colombo, perhaps York Street, show vendors selling produce from a simple box laid on the ground of a busy street. A scant few photographs provide a glimpse of British presence in the country,. Looking closely we see English salons, hotels, a train trolley and service station. There are also several remarkable photos of antiquity, Buddhist shrines, stupas, delapidated monuments, and ruins of the sacred city Anuradhapura, the Vatadage and city Polonnaruwa, and the rock fortress of Sigiriya. Of special notice are two of the legendary moonstone steps, the Statue of King Parakramabahu, the Lankatilaka temple, the circular Polonnaruwa Vatadage, and, at Sigiriya, a beautiful colour fresco and the enormous lion&#39;s paw rock carving at the entrance of the ruined Lion Rock Citadel. .

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        Goodnight Moon

      Harper & Brothers 1947 - First Edition, First Printing published by Harper & Brothers, Later editions are published by Harper and Row. An attractive price clipped dustjacket that is vibrant in color with light wear to the spine and panels. This ORIGINAL later dustjacket has "Other Books by Margaret Wise Brown" on back panel with no ISBN number and 30-60 code on bottom flap of the dustjacket. The book is in very good condition. The boards have some rubbing and wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a scarce First Edition seldom found with a dustjacket. We buy Margaret Wise Brown First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POEMS BY SAMUEL GREENBERG

      New York: Henry Hold and Company, (1947). First Edition. Hardcover. The cloth was damaged by water at some point with the result that it is discolored. There is only slight water damage to the dustwrapper. Still Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. Preface by Allen Tate. Elizabeth Bishop's copy SIGNED by her on the front endpaper. In a letter to Robert Lowell dated 27 June 1950 Bishop writes of THIS book: "I spent most of the weekend reading Samuel Greenberg--have you? I got so mad at the introductions, particularly Tate's--and if you haven't read the poems I recommend them highly. He was certainly one of the finest poetic characters I know anything about, and phrases are magnificent--and no critic has ever apparently appreciated either at their real value" (ONE ART: ELIZABETH BISHOP'S LETTERS, p. 204). In another letter to Robert Lowell dated August 1950, Bishop writes: "I'm reading The 'Green Huntsman' and it's marvelous--also just finished Samuel Greenberg and Isaac Rosenberg who have many strange points in common" (WORDS IN AIR: THE COMPLETE CORRESPONDENCE OF ELIZABETH BISHOP AND ROBERT LOWELL). Clearly even two months later this book was still in the forefront of Bishop's mind. While we have handled several copies of Bishop's books signed by her as well as correspondence, this is the first book from the poet's library that we have encountered. It appears, also, to be a book that had some influence on Bishop's development as a poet. Greenberg was also a huge influence on the poet Hart Crane, who first read Greenberg in manuscript. Crane was so taken by Greenberg, he lifted entire lines for his own poems.

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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&#39;s great press. Spine and edges faded, previous owner&#39;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&#39;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.

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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]

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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 .

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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:

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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.

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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]

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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!

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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 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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