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        RASSEGNA CINOFILA. Organo ufficiale dell?Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana (E.N.C.I.).

      In-4, 5 voll., mz. tela, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, conserv. cop. orig. anteriore, pp. 50 cad. fascicolo. Di questo noto mensile illustrato dedicato al cane, al suo allevamento e alle competizioni sportive, offriamo una "raccolta completa di 5 annate" così composta: dal n. 1, marzo 1947 al n. 57/58, nov./dic. 1951. Ogni annata contiene un voluminoso numero speciale, interamente illustrato. La rivista era stata sospesa nel maggio 1941 a causa della guerra e solo nel marzo 1947 le pubblicazioni erano riprese. Uniamo anche due Supplementi: "Libro delle origini" dei cani descritti nei libri genealogici italiani nel 4° trimestre 1973 e nel 3° trimestre 1974. Solo il numero speciale del 1950 con pagg. abrase, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS). 1/2 page on a single sheet of letter-size paper, signed "Fritz" in green ink, dated 5 August 1945, to "Dear August" [Derleth]

      Faint fold crease and some mild edge-rumpling, else near fine.. (#116646). A businesslike letter to Derleth, as editor of Arkham House, concerning the edition of Leiber's tales that he was preparing. NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS appeared in 1947, Leiber's first book, and Arkham's 29th. (It was also the first of their titles which went subsequently into a paperback edition, brought out by Ballantine Books in 1961.) In this letter, responding apparently to Derleth's request for blurb material, Leiber refers to a letter he had received from H. P. Lovecraft late in 1936 after sending him the novella, "Adept's Gambit." He points out several sections of the letter, which he had enclosed, that might be suitable for quoting. "... I was delighted to receive a letter from Lovecraft containing not only some general comments, but an unexpected list of detailed criticisms and corrections, which I hastened to make use of in preparing a second writing of the story ... ." The front dust jacket flap did, in fact, wind up using some of this copy. "'Some day I hope the Fafhred Cycle will get into print,' wrote H. P. Lovecraft after reading the manuscript of the novel herewith, 'leading off with Adept's Gambit.'" Bleiler calls NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS "one of the landmark volumes in modern fantastic fiction" (Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1002) -- though he didn't care much for the Fafhred/Mouser story, which, in fact, was the only part of NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS omitted in the Ballantine paperback. The letter links three of the most important figures in mid-twentieth-century American fantastic fiction.

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        The SILVA Of NORTH AMERICA. A Description of the Trees Which Grow Naturally in North America Exclusive of Mexico. Illustrated with Figures and Analyses Drawn from Nature

      New York:: Peter Smith,. 1947.. Folio. 12-1/2" x 9-1/4". Reprint, from the 1890 edition, by offset lithography. 14 volumes in 7.. Red buckram bindings.. Ex-Reference library, with usual ownership markings, but little signs. of use. A VG+ set.. Very heavy set, extra postage required. . Illustrated.

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

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

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        A MASQUE OF MERCY

      Henry Holt NY: Henry Holt, 1947. Limited edition of 751 numbered copies signed by Frost on the limitation page. Copy #223. 4to. Printed at The Spiral Press. Glassine dustwrap. Slipcase. The slipcase has two small rubs on the paper covering; otherwise, it is in Fine condition. The dustwrap has a two inch tear on the spine fold and a chip at the spine topedge, a one inch tear on the rear panel topedge and minor edgewear; the tears have internal tape reinforcement; it is in Very Good condition. The book is tight and bright; it is in Fine condition.Signed by Author. Hardcover. The images are of the actual book described and not stock photos.

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        STEEPLE BUSH

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

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        The Fountainhead ( First UK Edition - Scarce )

      Cassell and Company Limited, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Cassell and Company Limited, London 1947. First UK Edition / First Printing. States First Published in Great Britain 1947 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Black cloth boards with black lettering at the spine. Scarce. Book Condition: Very Good+, light shelf wear, spots at the page edges, previous owner's decorative bookplate at the front endpaper, tight spine, pages age toned. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at 15 net at the spine, shelf wear at the edges, darkening and spots, light chipping at the head of the jacket spine.

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        A grouping of six titles on Ozark folk tales, each signed and with presentation inscriptions by the author to Irene and Jack Carlisle

      Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1947-1976. First Edition. Hardcover. The included titles are: Ozark Superstitions (1947), The Devils Pretty Daughter and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1955), The Talking Turtle and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1957), Sticks in the Knapsack and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1958), Hot Springs and Hell and other Folk Jests and Anecdotes from the Ozarks (1965) and Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales (1976). Books signed by this author are uncommon. Taken together, they provide a window into the author's longtime relationship with the Carlisles. Detailed descriptions of each title are available upon request. ; 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"; Signed by Author; The first title is without jacket and has a bit more wear than the others. The remaining titles have jackets with some edgewear including small losses. .

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        CONVIVIUM, rivista bimestrale di lettere filosofia e storia (1947-1969) nuova raccolta, Torino, Società Editrice Internazionale, 1947

      cm. 17,5 x 25, brossura, macchioline ma in complesso buone condizioni, pp. 100 circa per ogni fascicolo. Importante rivista culturale diretta da Carlo Calcaterra, con valenti collaboratori., ANNO XVI - 1947 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XX - 1952 - fasc. 1,5 ANNO XXII - 1954 - fasc. 1 ANNO XXVI . 1958 - fasc. 1,4 ANNO XXVII - 1959 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXX - 1962 - fasc. 1,2,3,4 ANNO XXXI - 1963 - fasc. 2 ANNO XXXII . 1964 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXXIII . 1965 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXXIV - 1966 - fasc. 6 ANNO XXXV - 1967 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXXVI - 1968 - COMPLETO (1-6) ANNO XXXVII- 1969 - fasc. 2,4,5,6 LA RIVISTA CESSO' NEL 1970 Offriamo questo lotto di sette annate complete + 10 fascicoli in blocco (per ora non divisibili) a euro

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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'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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        Théatre. Les Mouches - Huis-Clos - Mort sans Sépulture - La Putain Respectueuse.

      (Paris), Gallimard, (1947). 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Uncut and unopened. Lower right corner of front wrapper bent and a few minor lacks of paper, otherwise fine. Internally fine and clean. 297, (7) pp. - the last 4 pp. being the "Table".. First edition of one of Sartre's most important literary productions, with a signed presentation-inscription "A Monsieur/ Maurice Nöel/ homage toi/ sympathique de/ JPSartre"Maurice Noël was an important person in literary circles at the time, and in fact the year 1947, when Sartre's "Theatre" was published, was of utmost importance to both Noël and French history of literature - it is the year that "Le Figaro Littéraire" is born, and Noël was its director.The respected literary supplement to Figaro, "Le Figaro Littéraire", is the oldest literary supplement to the paper. In the beginning when Noël started it, it was an independent publication, but today it has been re-integrated into the Figaro, where it appears every Tuesday. From its beginning, "Le Figaro Littéraire" has been recognized as an important and respected publication, well known for its slandering of the purges and totalitarian Soviet regime.At the time of Sartre, "Le Figaro Littéraire" was highly important politically, intellectually, and ideologically, and Sartre played a great role in the gathering intellectuals and writers to join and spread the political and literary message of "Le Figaro Littéraire", a main one being the literary freedom of authors suppressed by communist regimes. The journal did much to defend and help writers of socialist countries.Contat&Rybalka: 47/116. "Les réimpressions ont 317 pp.". "Le texte de MORTS SANS SÉPULTURE présente d'importantes variantes par rapport à celui de l'édition Marguerat (cf. 46/89)."

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        Lonely Crusade

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1947. First. First edition. A slight stain on the rear board, else near fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with a long tear on the front panel, small chips on the rear panel, and some modest stains on the rear panel, mostly externally invisible. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

      New York: New Directions, 1947 Williams, Tennessee. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. New York: New Directions, 1947. "Whoever you are - I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." First Edition [First Printing]. An excellent bright example of the Alvin Lustig designed mauve boards, unfaded at the spine & like matching dustwrapper in near fine condition [corners a bit bumped, previous owner's neat name on the front fly, some offsetting from several 1948 clippings for the play which are still present showing various reviews & play photos of Jessica Tandy & Karl Malden, etc., paper clip impression on the first couple of pages]. An extremely nice copy kept safe over the years by an avid Williams collector. Basis for the classic motion picture directed by Elia Kazan & starring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden & Kim Hunter. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize & considered along with Miller's Death Of A Salesman as one of the two most important plays of the 20th century. [Critics usually add Thornton Wilder's, Our Town, & Eugene O'Neill's, A Long Days Journey Into Night to a very short 'best' list]. Custom TBCL 'sculpted' custom clamshell collector's case in fine condition.. 1st Edition.

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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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        The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

      George G. Harrap London: George G. Harrap. (1947). First. First English edition. A little foxing to the endpapers, else fine in fine dustwrapper. Memorably filmed in 1947 by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and featuring Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, and George Sanders. Later a popular television series with Edward Mulhare and Hope Lange. Jacket art by Jack Matthew. .

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        Autograph Note Signed

      Lenox Mass. oct. 13 1947 Lenox, [Mass.], oct. 13, 1947. 8-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches. Pen and ink on paper. Binding holes in left margin, else fine . "Your pictures were good seventeen years ago, the were excellent ten years ago and they are wonderful now. I hope we will be here in another ten, twenty and thirty years from now; you taking pictures, me admiring them and raving that they are magnificent, superb, unsurpassed, in short: not bad, not bad at all. "With best wishes "Stefan Lorant "Lenox, Oct. 13, 1947" Stefan Lorant (1901-1997) is widely acknowledged as a founder of modern pictorial journalism. Born into a family of studio photographers in Budapest, he pursued a career in silent-film making in Vienna and Berlin, then went on to both found and edit illustrated magazines in Germany, Hungary, and England. As editor of the M¸nchner Illustrierte Presse, Lorant transformed it into the first modern photojournalistic paper in Europe; his political commentaries after the Nazi putsch in 1933 enraged Hitler, who ordered him imprisoned. A year later, he was released through the intercession of the Hungarian government and began editing a paper in Budapest. Lorant wrote a memoir, I Was Hitler's Prisoner, and took the manuscript to London; it was published in 1935. Lorant became editor of Odham's Weekly Illustrated and then the influential British magazine Picture Post. "His innovative layouts, his 'exclusive' interviews and thirst for knowledge became a familiar part of millions of everyday lives, largely through his own creations, and in particular the legendary media icon Picture Post. His vision of photography as a documentary medium inspired Life and Look magazines in America" (biographer Michael Hallett). In 1940 he came to America where he wrote and edited pictorial history books, including the noted Lincoln: His Life in Photographs

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        Campions and Columbine.

      Merivale Editions, [n.d.].. Linocut, 11½ x 8 inches, no. 187 of 500 printed, signed by Bawden. Loosely held in the original printed card folder, fine. Originally commissioned in 1947, this edition was printed at the Rampant Lions Press directly from the block.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Smagens Fysiologi. Overs. ved Verner Seemann. Med en biografisk indledning af Honoré de Balzac. 2 bd.

      Kbhvn. 1947. Illustr. af Bertall. 291 + 319 s. Opl. 1500 ekspl. Indb. ubesk. med o.o. og guldsnit i smukt priv. hlvldr. af terracottafarvet nigerskind. Bindene sign. Juul-Lassen.. Første danske oversættelse

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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'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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        THE DIARY OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS. Signed

      Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1947 First Edition, second state, with the title leaf a cancel. Signed by Davies on the title-page. A near fine copy, (previous owner's discreet dedication to the ffe.), in red cloth, silver titles to the spine in a very good dustwrapper with one tiny chip to the top of the back panel and some wear at the edges. With, A Warning To The Reader present at the contents page. 8vo. 204 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        EINSTEIN: His Life And Times. By Philipp Frank. Signed By Einstein

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947 Einstein, Albert. EINSTEIN: His Life And Times. By Philipp Frank. Signed By Einstein. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. The Second Printing of the First Edition. Signed By Einstein in full on the front free endpaper. A very good copy in dustwrapper showing moderate use. *Previous owner's neat name stamps in 4 or 5 locations. Tape shadows from an old jacket protector. A much loved copy of a very good book. *This book belonged to Robert E. Doyle, Professor at the Dept. of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. [Lawrence Northcote Upjohn's Copy]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1947 [Einstein] Hecht, Selig. EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Early 'Post War', Einstein Association Copy of Selig Hecht's EXPLAINING THE ATOM presented by Dr. Einstein. to Lawrence Northcote Upjohn, President of The Upjohn Pill And Granule Company. 8vo., 205pp. Publisher's blind embossed light blue cloth, faded at the spine. A very good copy. L.N. Upjohn received Selig Hecht's book "Explaining the Atom" on 5-5-47. At that time, he signed his name along with that date on the inside cover. The dustwrapper was removed & tipped in sections to the verso of the ffe & half title as well as the rfe & final pastedown. Just four months later, Selig Hecht's obituary dated 9-19-47 was also pasted to the verso of the first half-title along with his photo on the title page. Upjohn's reference notes about Atomic particles & the Atom dated June '48 & July 59 reflects his more than just passing interest. The Einstein presentation Signed Letter is neatly tipped to the second half-title page; 1 page [mimeographed] on the letterhead of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, dated April 29, 1947. The letterhead lists Albert Einstein as Chairman & Selig Hecht as Hon. Vice-Chairman of the Committee along with Linus Pauling, Philip Morse & other scientists as officials*. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Upjohn, / I am glad to have the opportunity to send you the enclosed book, Explaining the Atom, by Selig Hecht, honorary vice-chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Dr. Hecht has succeeded in giving, clearly and simply, and authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have led to our present knowledge of nuclear fission. I believe also that from this book the discerning reader can gain the information necessary to form an independent opinion of the practical problems of atomic energy confronting the world today. Remembering your concern for these problems, and your interest in the work of our committee, I hope that you may also share my admiration and respect for this distinguished book. / With kind regards, Faithfully yours, A. Einstein" Signed by Einstein in black ink. Custom medium blue slipcase with three darker blue gilt-lettered spine labels, custom stiff blue cloth chemise. - L.N. Upjohn (Lawrence Northcote Upjohn) the nephew of William Erastus Upjohn, the founder of the Upjohn Pill and Granule Company. In 1904, Lawrence Northcote, joined the firm at the age of 31, beginning as association as an employee that would last almost half a century. In May of 1930, L.N. Upjohn was named president a position he held until 1953. *Background: In May, 1946, Albert Einstein, R.F. Bacher, Hans A. Bethe, Edward U. Condon, Thorfin R. Hogness, Leo Szilard, Harold C. Urey, & V.F. Weisskopf joined together to form the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. These scientists in turn were later joined by Selig Hecht, Harrison Brown, and H.J. Mueller. The object of the Committee as stated in their by-laws was to encourage and further the peaceful uses of atomic energy. To attain this objective the "Committee was to solicit private contributions in support of the work of the National Committee for Atomic Information." On August 6, 1946 the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientist s was incorporated in Princeton, New Jersey in order "that the contributions it received might be devoted to other groups interested in the field of atomic information & education as well as the NCAI." Included among these groups were the Association of Scientists for Atomic Education, the Federation of American Scientists, & the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The ECOAS while supporting these various groups of scientists' organization whose ends were the education of the public & the United States' government in the potential uses & misuses of atomic energy, also carried on extensive educational programs. These programs had as their objective in addition to the raising of funds the eliciting of support for some form of international control of the atomic bomb such as the Baruch Plan submitted to the United Nations in 1946. BRL 270. [19833] $14750. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        On the Iliad. Translated from the French by Mary McCarthy, with an Introduction by Hermann Broch

      New York: Pantheon Books / Bollingen Series IX, 1947. First Edition. Octavo (23cm). Cloth-backed boards; 126pp. With presentation inscription from Hermann Broch to Ben and Bernarda Shahn: "To Bernarda and Ben with all good wishes in friendship / Hermann," dated "New Year, 1948." Mild external dusting and wear; Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. & & Broch, an Austrian, escaped Nazi Germany in 1938, going first to England and then to the United States, where he eventually settled in Princeton, just a few miles from the Shahns' home town of Roosevelt, New Jersey. His novel The Death of Virgil, completed in 1945, is considered one of the great pieces of modern exile literature. According to Shahn's children, Broch was a good friend and a frequent visitor to the Shahns' Roosevelt home.

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        L'Oiseau bleu. Gravures sur bois en couleurs de Théo Schmied

      Montrouge: Théo et Florence Schmied, 1947. Livre. Illus. by Théo Schmied. Très bon. En Feuilles. Édition illustrée. Montrouge, Théo et Florence Schmied, 1947. 34 x 25,5 cm, in-4, 66 (3) pp., orné de 64 compositions gravées sur bois en couleurs (couverture, 12 à pleine page, 36 grandes lettrines et 15 dans le texte, parfois presque à pleine page ou en encadrement), en feuilles sous couverture blanche à rabats illustrée au premier plat, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Premier tirage des gravures de Théo Schmied. L'un des 80 exemplaires de tête sur vélin Lana (n° 14), seul grand papier avant l'édition courante pour les enfants. Un superbe enfantina pour les grands. Ombres des gravures, étui insolé. (MONOD, 642).

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        Bright November

      London: The Fortune Press, 1947. 32pp, original boards in DJ. DJ professionally restored to spine, top edge of front panel and folds. Slight rubbing to spine ends and corners of book, light browning to endpapers, otherwise quite bright and clean. Inscribed and signed by Amis to front endpaper, 'Best Wishes from Kingsley Amis November 1947' . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

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        THE WAYWARD BUS*****SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      New York: The Viking Press, 1947. pp: [x] [2]3-312. Light brown cloth covered boards (slightly lighter than the first edition), stamped in gilt with a blind stamp of bus to bottom half of the top board, top edge unstained, fore-edge rough cut. Very good with moderate overall wear and previous owner's signature on the free endpaper. The jacket has moderate chipping along the edges which is a bit more pronounced at the spine ends. This copy has been SIGNED BY STEINBECK on the title page. The folds have exactly the same information as the first edition. . Signed by Author. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Terra do Pecado

      Lisboa: Minerva Editorial, 1947.. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo. Original illustrated wrappers as issued. In good condition. Signed and dated and Saramago who has added "Lanzarote", the Spanish island where the author lived during the final decades of his life. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Saramago eventually was praised forty years later with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda, The Year and Death of Ricardo Reis, among others. Very rare, especially signed.

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        Femme Assise et Dormeuse (Seated Woman and Sleeping Woman). Lithograph by Pablo PICASSO (Bloch 455; Mourlot 104; Reusse 236)

      Paris, 1947, lithograph in black and grey. The extremely rare (likely unique) trial proof of the black stone in a state not recorded by Mourlot, signed in pencil by Pablo Picasso bottom right; printed on Arches wove paper, with the printed mirror inscription ”Dimanche 11.5.47”, with full margins; image size 19-5/8 x 24-1/4 in. (49.7 x 64.4 cm); sheet size 19-5/8 x 25-3/4 in. (49.7 x 65.5 cm). Tiny fox marks verso; margins clean and even; overall in exceptional condition; museum quality framed with handcarving and hand-applied gilt by Fred Baker. References: Bloch 455; Mourlot 104; Reusse, ”The Huizinga Collection” 236 (trial proof for no.238); Bernd Rau 215. This copy with outstanding provenance: 1) Von Shilling Collection (Claudia von Shilling [1940-2003], was a senior art expert at Ketterer Kunst, Munich, and Villa Grisebach, Berlin); 2) Georges Bloch Collection (with his stamp ”GB” verso). This image is ill'd on the front panel of dust jacket of Bloch catalogue raisonne volume I.

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        THE BEARS' FAMOUS INVASION OF SICILY

      NEW YORK NY: PANTHEON BOOKS. VERY GOOD+ IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J.. PUB 1947. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY BUZZATI AND TRANSLATED BY FRANCES LOEB / ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 1945 IN ITALY . ORANGE SIMULATED-CLOTH COVERED BOARDS (11 1/4" X 8 1/2") WITH BLACK TITLES TO THE SPINE AND BLACK BUZZATI ILLUSTRATION TO THE FRONT COVER WITH ILLUSTRATED ENDPAPERS. BOOK HAS A DAMP STAIN AT THE TOP THIRD OF THE SPINE EXTENDING TO THE TOP EDGE OF COVERS WITH MODERATE RUBBING TO EDGES BUT UNMARKED INTERNALLY. D.J. HAS A FEW CHIPS TO CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS WITH 1/2" MISSINING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SPINE PANEL AND A 1/2" DEEP TRIANGULAR CHIP AT THE BASE OF THE REAR PANEL, NUMEROUS SHORT EDGE TEARS AND ABRASIONS, AND PRICE-CLIPPED. STILL A PRESENTABLE COPY OF A RARE BOOK WITH D.J. AND I BELIEVE THE FIRST OF HIS BOOKS TO APPEAR IN AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION. .

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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, TO EFREM KURTZ

      Los Angeles. 27 October 1947.. One page, closely typed, on recto of quarto lettersheet. A bit of haloing of the ink signature, old folds for mailing, very good. Folding cloth slipcase. An important letter from the pioneering African American composer, to Russian-born conductor Efrem Kurtz, then in residence in Kansas City. Still responds with enthusiasm to an enquiry from Kurtz about what he might have available for performance: "... I am so glad that you are interested in my work, and I believe I have expressed ... how much a performance by you means to me ... I do have a work such as you describe. That is 'Out of the Silence,' for strings, flute and piano ... [it] is a poetic piece, suggesting sounds coming from another world ... Along other lines, I have written some orchestral works ... One that I like especially is the 'Poem for Orchestra,' which speaks of the spiritual re-birth of a war-torn world ...." He passes on to Kurtz the details of an error in the printed score for the former piece, and continues describing other possible works for Kurtz to consider, including "Old California" and "In Memoriam: the Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy." The letter is signed in full. After a decade as conductor of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Kurtz moved to the U.S. and became a citizen in 1944. At the time of this letter, he was music director of the Kansas City Philharmonic, a post he retained until the following year, when he moved to the Houston Symphony. Still's Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American" had been performed by the Kansas City Philharmonic in 1938. An excellent letter from an important period in the ascendant decades of Still's career.

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        Preliminary Discussion of the Logical Design of an Electronic Computing Instrument Part I Volume I

      The Institute for Advanced Study, 1947. Second Edition. Wrappers. [6], [1]-42ff. Original buff wrappers with black titles. Reproduced typescript. Housed in a custom card case. Previous owner's name on front cover. Several paper scrapes with minor loss. Minor soiling to the covers. Clean internally. The first edition was published in 1946 (preface dated 28 June 1946). This, the second edition, notes the arithmetic portion has been considerably expanded and revised, and is dated 2 September 1947. The Preliminary Discussion "contains the first technical description of what is known as the von Neumann architecture," the foundation of modern general-purpose digital computing. This architecture allows programs to be stored "in a comparatively slow-to-access storage medium, such as a hard disk ; and work is performed on them in a fast, volatile random-access memory . . . The von Neumann architecture, with some additions and refinements, remained the logical basis for the design of most computers built since the Preliminary Report's publication" (OOC 959)1 This work also introduces the 'stored program concept' - the idea that instructions, just like data, could be reduced to numerical format and stored in the computer's internal memory. Previously, computer programs were linear and hard-wired. This innovation: 1) greatly simplified the preparation and revision of computer programs 2) permitted ready use of standard 'subroutines' or packages of calculations 3) accommodated complex problem solving by allowing the interim results of the ongoing processing of data to determine what course the program would follow. In a sense, allowing the computer to "modify its own program." or branch based on a result. There is much debate over who first conceived the stored program concept: The first known written description of the concept is in a mimeographed "First Draft" report written by von Neumann in June 1945 for internal use by the group at Penn. The first published description appears in this paper from the Institute for Advanced Studies, in disarmingly simple language: "1.2. It is evident that the machine must be capable of storing in some manner not only the digital information needed in a given computation . . . , but also the instructions which govern the actual routine to be performed on the numerical data. In a special-purpose machine these instructions are an integral part of the device and constitute a part of its design structure. For an all-purpose machine it must be possible to instruct the device to carry out any computation that can be formulated in numerical terms. Hence there must be some organ capable of storing these program orders. . . . 1.3. Conceptually we have discussed above two different forms of memory: storage of numbers and storage of orders. If, however, the orders to the machine are reduced to a numerical code and if the machine can in some fashion distinguish a number from an order, the memory organ can be used to store both numbers and orders." This paper is "frequently cited as the ‘birth certificate'; of computer science," and the first work to "fully crystallize" the modern computer. A key addition to any collection on the History of Computing. Very Good.

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        WAR PARTY SCREEN PLAY BY...SUGGESTED BY THE STORY "MASSACRE" BY JAMES WARNER BELLAH [wrapper title -- released as FORT APACHE]

      [Culver City]. 10 July 1947.. [1],190 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in printed studio wrappers. Release title (FORT APACHE) written in ink on upper wrapper, a couple minor smudges, small pinhole and one corner crease to upper wrapper, otherwise a very good or better copy. A "revised" draft of Frank Nugent's screenplay, based on a story by James Warner Bellah, of the film eventually released in March 1948 under the title FORT APACHE, directed by John Ford, and starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, et al. FORT APACHE, among John Ford's most popular and commercially successful films, was one of the long line of his films scripted by Frank Nugent over a fifteen year period that included SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949), THE QUIET MAN (1952), MISTER ROBERTS (1956), THE LAST HURRAH (1958), etc. The substantial length of the present draft reflects the length of one of the author's own working drafts we handled a few years ago, but still suggests, in comparison with the release running time of 125 minutes, that considerable revision and editing were still to be done before the script neared production status Bogdanovich, JOHN FORD (Revised ed. 1978), pp. 86-7, 138.

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        The physics of rockets. Triple offprint with special mimeographed table of contents

      1947. No Dust Jacket. Seifert, Howard S.; Mills, Mark M. (1917-58) and Summerfield, Martin. The physics of rockets [pt. 2: Physics of rockets: Liquid-propellant rockets; pt. 3: Physics of rockets: Dynamics of long-range rockets]. 3 offprints from Am. J. Physics 15, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1947); no. 2 (Mar.-Apr. 1947); no. 3 (May June 1947). 1-21; 121-140; 255-272pp., plus reproduced typescript table of contents to all three parts inserted in part 1. Text illustrations. 267 x 199 mm. Original printed wrappers. Offprints stapled together. Fine copies. From the library of Theodore von Karman (1881-1963), with his characteristic docketing on the first offprint's front wrapper. First Separate Editions. The first theoretical study of rocketry published in the United States after World War II, written by three members of Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The three-part paper, published two years after the end of the war, reflects the advances in rocket science made available to the United States after the collapse of Nazi Germany, which during the war had developed the first long-range guided rockets (the V-1 and V-2) and used them as weapons in the last months of the conflict. The paper also discusses the work on liquid- and solid-propellant rocket systems done at Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory under the guidance of the lab's director, Theodore von Karman. Topics covered here include the dynamics of rocket jets, the theory of solid-propellant operation, fundamental of liquid-propellant rocket motors, sounding rockets and escape from the earth, and rockets utilizing nuclear energy. This set of offprints is from the library of Theodore von Karman, who in addition to directing the JPL at Cal Tech was also the founder of the Aerojet Engineering Corporation, one of the industrial giants of the jet age. "At Caltech, Karman and his students laid the foundations for aerodynamic design leading to supersonic flight" (DSB). Ley, Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel (1951), p. 415.

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        Essays of Michel De Montaigne

      Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1947. Spine barely sunned, fine. Quarto. Illustrated by Salvador Dali blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, publisher's box (a little rubbed) One of 1,000 copies signed by the artist .

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        EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. [Lawrence Northcote Upjohn's Copy]

      New York: The Viking Press, 1947 [Einstein] Hecht, Selig. EXPLAINING THE ATOM. Signed. New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Early 'Post War', Einstein Association Copy of Selig Hecht's EXPLAINING THE ATOM presented by Dr. Einstein. to Lawrence Northcote Upjohn, President of The Upjohn Pill And Granule Company. 8vo., 205pp. Publisher's blind embossed light blue cloth, faded at the spine. A very good copy. L.N. Upjohn received Selig Hecht's book "Explaining the Atom" on 5-5-47. At that time, he signed his name along with that date on the inside cover. The dustwrapper was removed & tipped in sections to the verso of the ffe & half title as well as the rfe & final pastedown. Just four months later, Selig Hecht's obituary dated 9-19-47 was also pasted to the verso of the first half-title along with his photo on the title page. Upjohn's reference notes about Atomic particles & the Atom dated June '48 & July 59 reflects his more than just passing interest. The Einstein presentation Signed Letter is neatly tipped to the second half-title page; 1 page [mimeographed] on the letterhead of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, dated April 29, 1947. The letterhead lists Albert Einstein as Chairman & Selig Hecht as Hon. Vice-Chairman of the Committee along with Linus Pauling, Philip Morse & other scientists as officials*. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Upjohn, / I am glad to have the opportunity to send you the enclosed book, Explaining the Atom, by Selig Hecht, honorary vice-chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Dr. Hecht has succeeded in giving, clearly and simply, and authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have led to our present knowledge of nuclear fission. I believe also that from this book the discerning reader can gain the information necessary to form an independent opinion of the practical problems of atomic energy confronting the world today. Remembering your concern for these problems, and your interest in the work of our committee, I hope that you may also share my admiration and respect for this distinguished book. / With kind regards, Faithfully yours, A. Einstein" Signed by Einstein in black ink. Custom medium blue slipcase with three darker blue gilt-lettered spine labels, custom stiff blue cloth chemise. - L.N. Upjohn (Lawrence Northcote Upjohn) the nephew of William Erastus Upjohn, the founder of the Upjohn Pill and Granule Company. In 1904, Lawrence Northcote, joined the firm at the age of 31, beginning as association as an employee that would last almost half a century. In May of 1930, L.N. Upjohn was named president a position he held until 1953. *Background: In May, 1946, Albert Einstein, R.F. Bacher, Hans A. Bethe, Edward U. Condon, Thorfin R. Hogness, Leo Szilard, Harold C. Urey, & V.F. Weisskopf joined together to form the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. These scientists in turn were later joined by Selig Hecht, Harrison Brown, and H.J. Mueller. The object of the Committee as stated in their by-laws was to encourage and further the peaceful uses of atomic energy. To attain this objective the "Committee was to solicit private contributions in support of the work of the National Committee for Atomic Information." On August 6, 1946 the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientist s was incorporated in Princeton, New Jersey in order "that the contributions it received might be devoted to other groups interested in the field of atomic information & education as well as the NCAI." Included among these groups were the Association of Scientists for Atomic Education, the Federation of American Scientists, & the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The ECOAS while supporting these various groups of scientists' organization whose ends were the education of the public & the United States' government in the potential uses & misuses of atomic energy, also carried on extensive educational programs. These programs had as their objective in addition to the raising of funds the eliciting of support for some form of international control of the atomic bomb such as the Baruch Plan submitted to the United Nations in 1946. BRL 270. [19833] $14750. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Einstein: His Life and Times

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition, first printing. Original publisher's cloth. Signed and inscribed by Einstein to front endpaper: "For Mrs. Lazarus/ A. Einstein 1947./ (without responsibility for the content)". A very good or better copy with minor wear and rubbing to extremities, and a few minor spots to cloth; in a very slightly rubbed jacket.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        EINSTEIN: His Life And Times. By Philipp Frank. Signed By Einstein

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947 Einstein, Albert. EINSTEIN: His Life And Times. By Philipp Frank. Signed By Einstein. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. The Second Printing of the First Edition. Signed By Einstein in full on the front free endpaper. A very good copy in dustwrapper showing moderate use. *Previous owner's neat name stamps in 4 or 5 locations. Tape shadows from an old jacket protector. A much loved copy of a very good book. *This book belonged to Robert E. Doyle, Professor at the Dept. of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Vision in Motion

      Chicago: Paul Theobald, (1947). First Edition. Moholy's manifesto prepared for the Chicago Institute of Design, with over 440 illustrations, some in color, with as thorough a delineation of the interrelation of art forms as exists in a single text. A seminal book in the history of art and design. Fine in a close to near fine price-clipped jacket, worn a bit at the spine ends, with a few edge nicks. A particularly bright and fresh example of this fragile jacket.

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        THE LITTLE GREEN ROAD TO FAIRYLAND

      London, Adam & Charles Black1947 4th edition. Hardback with a dustwrapper ( 8" x 101/2" ). Book has light beige cloth covers with attractive green decoration and titles on front cover and titles in green on spine. No inscription or name. Exceptionally clean and tight. There are 8 SUPERB full-page colour illustrations ( fairies, brownies, elves etc. ) and 8 SUPERB full-page black and white illustrations. The dustwrapper is white with a lovely colour plate on front cover. It is a little chipped and repaired with some tiny losses to ends of spine and rear corners. Has a clear, removable protective covering. ( Please note, due to the wartime economy restrictions which applied when the book was published the dustwrapper was printed using recycled art paper i.e. there are, on the reverse side of the dustwrapper, illustrations that had been intended for use in a different book ). This is a beautiful book.VG+ / VG

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions, 1947. First Edition (first printing). The fourth play by the beloved author of THE GLASS MENAGERIE and THE ROSE TATTOO, the story of Blanche DuBois, a girl whose life is undermined by the memory of an early romance that ended in tragedy. Together with a signed photograph of a young Vivien Leigh, who starred in the 1951 Elia Kazan film. Fine/Fine but for a tiny closed tear to the front dust jacket panel. Absolutely none of the fading which commonly bedevils most copies of this pink Alvin Lustig dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Publishers, 1947 Inscribed in blind by Burroughs on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzana, California." Publisher's label fixed to the front paste-down endpaper stating this book survived the infamous storeroom fire. Heins, FL-1. Zeuschner 578. The twenty ninth novel in the Tarzan series. Dust jacket and interior illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. No evidence of fire or smoke damage to the book and the dust jacket. The faintest hint of a few spots of foxing to the endpapers. Lightest of wear to the lower edges of the boards. Near fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Signed copies of this title are very uncommon.. Inscribed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

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        The Cotswold Village, Puffin Building Books 1

      Puffing Penguin, 1947. Paperback. Acceptable. Book 1A, 1B and 1C. Books B and C are complete. Book A is just the Railway Station, the Church and Bridge are lost. The Covers are loose on A and C. C has a worn corner, which does not quite impinge on the cut outs. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

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        The Mother of Us All 17/55 SIGNED

      New York: Music Press, Inc, 1947. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. SCARCE COMPLETE WITH THREE PHOTOGRAPHS. Number 17 of 55 copies signed by the composer, uniform very mild toning throughout, original printed cloth by R. J. Pontabry, rubbed, soiled, small stains to lower extremities, together with three original black & white photographs by Carl van Vechten of Stein, Thomson and two of the original cast members, laid on card with original envelope, the latter has a small stain to corner. 4to,

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        The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. Memoir, Explanatory Notes, &c. With original illustrations and steel portrait

      London:: Frederick Warne and co., [n. date]. hardcover. 1. At head of title: The Chandos Poets. Small 8vo. xxiii, 414 pp. Engraved frontispiece of the author, plates. Original full dark green morocco, gilt stamped covers with “Hood’s Works” on the upper cover, gilt spine, a.e.g. Rubber stamp of Sampson York. Fine. . With a double fore-edge painting of London from Delford [?] and Cranmore [?]. One side shows an lighter-than-air craft (hot-air balloon) aloft. Painted circa 1947-1956, probably by S.E. Stevens. The first poem in the book is “Ode to Mr. Graham, the Aeronaut” from which the fore-edge painting is taken.

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        LE SURREALISME EN 1947

      Paris: ”Pierre à Feu”, Maeght Editeur, 1947. One of 999 copies on ”vélin supérieur”, with 25 full-page original prints, 9.25 x 8.25 inches. Texts in French, 140 pages; bound in wrappers with a photographic plate by Rémy Duval on front cover, reproducing Duchamp's ”breast”. This is an excellent, clean copy, contained in a slipcase. The 25 prints include 6 original color lithographs [Victor Brauner, Max Ernst (Spies/Leppien 24), Jacques Herold, Wifredo Lam, Joan Miró (Mourlot 56; Cramer 11; first color lithograph by Miro) and Man Ray]; 5 original etchings [Marcel Jean, Nicola de Maria, Yves Tanguy (Wittrock 15A), Dorothea Tanning and Hans Bellmer (in colors; Denoel 16)]; 2 original woodcuts by Hans Arp (Arntz 120 & 121); and 12 original b&w lithographs [Brignoni, Calder, Capacci, Damme, Diego, Donati, Hare, Lamba, Matta, Sage, Tanguy (Wittrock 15B), Toyen]. ”With the collaboration of everybody who was anybody in the surrealist universe”, this work was issued for a retrospective Surrealist exhibition organized by Breton and Duchamp to mark the return to Paris of those who led the Surrealist movement before the war. References: ”From Manet to Hockney” 115; Riva Castleman ”A Century of Artists Books”, pages 71, 232, 244, plate 193; Schwarz pp.522-523; Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, no.6.23; Jentsch 191.

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        Signed Playbill from the premier performance of "A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York, 1947. pamphlet. Exceedingly rare December 3, 1947 autographed Playbill issued for the premier performance of "A Steetcar Named Desire." On this day in 1947, Marlon Brando's famous cry of "STELLA!" first boomed across a Broadway stage, electrifying the audience at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre during the first-ever performance of Tennessee Williams' play. When the curtain went down on opening night, there was a long moment of stunned silence before the crowd erupted into a round of applause that lasted for over 30 minutes! Due to the success of Streetcar, Brando became an overnight success, Tandy won a Tony Award and Williams was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This is the original Playbill for the opening night of Streetcar, Dec. 3, 1947, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, boldly signed on the credits page by Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Tennessee Williams. The cover of the Playbill has been separated but was reattached with cellophane tape over thirty years ago, the tape yellowing with age. All inner pages retain their original milk-white appearance and the signatures are dark and boldly written. The 23-year-old Brando played the rough, working-class Polish-American Stanley Kowalski, whose violent clash with Blanche DuBois (played by Jessica Tandy), a Southern Belle with a dark past, is at the center of Williams' famous drama.

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        Den onde Fyrste. Eventyr for Børn og Voksne.

      Alex. Vincents Kunstforlag, København [1947]. Illustreret af Palle Wennerwald. Forord og Moral af Aage Hermann. (20 sider). Illustreret i farver. Orig. kartonbind. Let slitage øverst og nederst på ryggen. Ellers fin.** 20 pages. Illustrated in colour. Orig. boards. Slight wear on the upper and lower part of the spine. Otherwise very good+. A nice copy of a rare book.. Ikke hos Aage Jørgensen. Eventyret "Den onde Fyrste" fra 1840 kunne uden større besvær læses som en forjættende spådom om Adolf Hitlers storhed og fald - og blev læst som sådan gennem besættelsesårene. Billedsiden i denne meget tidstypiske billedbog lader naziallegorien få hele armen

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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's major papers. "The 1947 paper by John von Neumann and Herman Goldstine, 'Numerical Inverting of Matrices of High Order' (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." (Bultheel & Cools: The Birth of Numerical Analysis). <br/><br/> "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." (John von Neumann's Analysis of Gaussian Elimination: the Founding of Modern Numerical Analysis, Lecture at ICME, Stanford, January 2007). <br/><br/> "The concluding Chapter 7 interprets the rounding error analysis. Von Neumann asked his readers to continue from his residual bound 'several different ways'. 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 'backward' interpretation which many people think von Neumann did not understand. The paper closes by evaluating the residual bound for 'random' matrices, and by counting arithmetic operations. <br/> In sum, von Neumann'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'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's genius." (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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        Merle Armitage: Dance Memoranda (Second Edition, inscribed to composer Arthur Berger)

      Duell 1947 New York: Duell 1947, Sloan & Pearce. Second Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper in 1949 to composer Arthur Berger: "For Arthur Berger / with the gratitude of / Merle Armitage / 1949." Berger and Armitage were not only contemporaries in the New York arts scene of the 1940s, they had a strong connection in a composer that had just preceded them, Igor Stravinsky. The work of both men--Armitage's work as an impresario and Berger's compositions--strongly reflected his influence, and both wrote essays on him, captured in the noted collection of essays on Stravinsky edited by Edwin Corle and published in 1949, the same year the book offered here was inscribed. Jacket is moderately faded at the spine panel and folds, but has no chips or tears. A survey of dance profusely illustrated with photographs and works of art from diverse cultures and periods throughout. Yellow pictorial endpapers by Picasso. A tremendous association.

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        Ancient Egyptian Onomastica. 3 vols. (1.-2. Text. 3. Plates).

      London, Oxford University Press, 1947. Royal8vo and Folio. All with dustjackets. Jackets with some tears. XXIII,68,215;324 pp. and 27 plates.. The original printing

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