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        The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with a shallow chip on the front panel. Warmly Inscribed by the author to another noted A,erican poet in 1954. Wilbur's first book, one of 750 copies.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La couronne de Paris.

      1947 - Paris, Union bibliophie de France, 1947; in-folio oblong, 90pp, Broché en feuilles dans un emboîtage illustré. Exemplaire signé par son éditeur Maximilien VOIX qui a également exécuté la typographie. Tiré à 180 exemplaires, 150 numérotés ainsi que trente exemplaires d'artistes. Notre exemplaire est un exemplaire d'artiste. Cet exemplaire comporte un dessin plein page d'André Jacquemin représentant un paysage de la Beauce où l'on aperçoit au fond du paysage la cathédrale de Chartres. Ce dessin est signé Epinal 1966? Très bel exemplaire de ce livre dont les Eaux-fortes ont été tirées par les ateliers d'art HAASEN, la typographie faite au ateliers Joseph Zichieri et les bois gravés par Blaise Monod. Ce livre est une preuve vivante qu'André Jacquemin dépassait allégrement le cadre du régionalisme lorrain. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The First Special Service Force: A War History of the North Americans, 1942-1944

      Washington D.C.: Infantry Journal Press. Hardcover. B002HIYS2O xv, 376 pages. Color map endpapers. Generously illustrated with black and white photos. Includes eleven maps, a fifty-five page roster of former members and their hometowns, and a twelve-page list of members who lost their lives in service. Documents the history of this elite American-Canadian WWII commando unit which was famously dramatized in the 1968 motion picture "The Devil's Brigade". Somewhat above-average wear to navy blue boards. Beige evidence of moisture exposure to bottom edge of entire textblock. Binding intact. Minimal markings. A sound copy of this important history. (Enser page 440, Cooke (2E) page 156) . Fair. 1947. First Edition.

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        Mémoires de Casanova

      Paris: Aux éditions du rameau d'or, 1947. 12 volumi per circa 2900 pagine complessive. 25x19 cm.Bella rilegatura in mezza pelle e angoli; dorsi a scomparti, con tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro. Qualche lieve abrasione sulle parti in pelle di alcuni volumi. Molto buono l'interno, leggermente brunito. Numerose illustrazioni a colori di Jacques Touchet. [M096] Jacques Touchet (Parigi 1887 - ivi 1949), celebre illustratore francese, fu allievo di Paul Renouard e di Louis Morin. Artista molto prolifico nel campo dell'illustrazione del libro e della grafica pubblicitaria, durante la sua carriera illustrò un gran numero di opere, guadagnandosi fama mondiale.

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        Les Fleurs du Mal [ASSOCIATION COPY - inscribed by artist to Dr Jean Rousset]

      [Paris]: Editions de la Maison Francaise, 1947. Limited Edition. Wraps. Fine/fine. Dignimont, Andre. One of an unspecified number reserved for "des amis du florilege", Inscribed by the Artist, 4to - over 9.75" to 12" tall, 229 pp., in French, Unbound sheets. With original artwork on front blank signed by Dignimont and inscribed to "a moi bien cher ami le docteur Jean Rousset avec moi fraternatie (?) affection". Likely Jean Rousset (1910-2002), a Swiss professor at the University of Geneva; his "thesis on French literature of the baroque period, published under the title La Littérature de l'âge baroque en France : Circé et le paon, was an immense critical success. It was one of the first studies to use the term 'baroque' - which had been, up to that point, used exclusively in art history - to refer to literary works" (quote from Wiki). The artist, Andre Dignimont (1891-1965) had a career that spanned more than four decades, working primarily on books (illustrating more than fifty) and theatre decoration; he formed his own distinct style using washes of watercolour incorporated into pen and ink. His style perfectly evokes the emotions of this collection of Baudelaire's poetry which expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century and coined the term "modernité" (modernity) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis (N.B., info from Wikipedia). ***DESCRIPTION: Unbound, in the original wraps with the original glassine dust jacket, in the French fashion; original tissue-guarded signed watercolour on the front blank of the head of a young woman, inscribed to Jean Rousset as set forth above; frontispiece, small illustration on the title page, and an additional eleven illustrations throughout by Dignimont, engraved on wood in colors by Gerard Angiolini, small decorations on almost every page in different colours; quarto size (approximately 11" tall), pagination: (i-ii) being the half-title and limitation pages, title page (1), blank (2), dedication by Charles Baudelaire (3), blank (4), 5-225 includes Table des Matieres at the end, blank (226), colophon (227); limited edition of 1000 copies plus an unspecified number for the artist and "aux amis du "florilege' ", this being one of those and marked such. Please note that entire work is in French. Enclosed in a chemise of stiff cards covered with paper marked as vellum, the whole in a slipcase covered with the same paper, the box opening lined with pink cloth. ***CONDITION: Fine overall, the wraps clean and corners straight beneath the glassine dust wrapper, the colours of the illustrations vivid and unfaded, the pages clean and bright; the preliminary leaf with the original watercolour has a shallow crease or two at the top edge and the tissue guard has minor wear. The chemise is very good plus; it is sturdy, but there is some prior restoration to the head of the spine; the slipcase is also very good plus, with light overall wear and some minor prior restoration; it is now strong and sturdy. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply; please inquire for more details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Vauban. Illustrations de Charles Jouas.

      ?Paris, Société des Bibliophiles comtois, 1947. In-4, en feuilles, couverture imprimée, chemise et étui suédine éditeur, 183 pp. 47 illustrations de Charles Jouas, gravées sur cuivre avec rehauts de sanguine par Fernand Nourrisson, dont un frontispice et 30 hors-texte. Bel exemplaire. Tirage unique limité à 175 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Lana.

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        TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

      NY: The Macmillan Company, 1947. 8vo., brownish-orange cloth in two variant dust jackets; 326 pages. First Edition, first printing (so stated) of the author's first book, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction even though the publisher and author had low expectations for its success. Signed presentation from Michener on the front endpaper, to a Macmillan representative: "To Bob White, One of the Macmillan gang, Jim Michener." In both the first and second state dust jackets. The best recollection of people involved in the publication of this title is that about 30 to 40 copies were prepared with multiple prices ($2.75; $3.00; $3.25 and $3.50) on the front flap. Most copies of this dust jacket variant were price-clipped when they entered the marketplace to reflect the eventual $3.00 price. The second state dust jacket is unclipped and has the $3.00 price printed on the bottom corner of the front flap. An uncommon book, especially hard to find in nice condition since the quality of the paper is poor. Rare in the first variant dust jacket and with a nice presentation by the author. An excellent copy! Very Good (covers nice with minor bump to one lower corner; contents clean & tight with the usual light tanning to the edges); the first state dust jacket has small chips, several tears, little soil & with a one-inch chip at the base of the spine; the second state dust jacket has a few tiny chips & tears with two tiny pieces of tape on the interior.

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        The First Special Service Force (aka The Devil's Brigade): A War History of the North Americans, 1942-1944

      Infantry Journal Press, 1947. xv, 376 pages. Color map endpapers. Generously illustrated with black and white photos. Includes eleven maps, a fifty-five page roster of former members and their hometowns, and a twelve-page list of members who lost their lives in service. Documents the history of this elite American-Canadian WWII commando unit which was famously dramatized in the 1968 motion picture "The Devil's Brigade". Somewhat above-average wear to navy blue boards. Beige evidence of moisture exposure to bottom edge of entire textblock. Binding intact. Minimal markings. A sound copy of this important history. (Enser page 440, Cooke (2E) page 156)

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        Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

      Harper & Brothers Publishers. xiv, 411 pp. Index. A revision of the 1942 first edition with new material appraising the social changes wrought by the war. Boldly signed by Schumpeter upon front free endpaper, dated May 23, 1947. Bookplate of Leo Kramer inside front board. As the emergence of blockchain technology portends the obsolescence of much of today's financial services industry, Schumpeter's concept of creative destruction, introduced here, has never rung more true. Swedberg chapter 7, Blaug p. 216, Pressman p. 161, Fundaburk 9545,

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        Stieglitz Memorial Portfolio: 1864-1946

      New York: Twice A Year Press, 1947. String-tied black board portfolio is lightly worn and soiled; the prints and pamphlet are near fine.. Limited Edition. Portfolio. Number 38 of 50 numbered copies SIGNED by Dorothy Norman, but likely conceived of as a limited edition after publication as Norman's signature appears in a later, shaky hand. (The trade edition of 1500 copies is identical.) Eighteen black and white plates of photographs taken by Alfred Stieglitz, loose as issued, and comprising many of his famous images. Additionally, the portfolio includes a 64 page pamphlet containing essays by several of Stieglitz's contemporaries.

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        Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. Hardcover. xiv, 411 pp. Index. A revision of the 1942 first edition with new material appraising the social changes wrought by the war. Boldly signed by Schumpeter upon front free endpaper, dated May 23, 1947. Bookplate of Leo Kramer inside front board. As the emergence of blockchain technology portends the obsolescence of much of today's financial services industry, Schumpeter's concept of creative destruction, introduced here, has never rung more true. Swedberg chapter 7, Blaug p. 216, Pressman p. 161, Fundaburk 9545, . Good. 1947. Second Edition.

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        The Slaves of Solitude. A Novel.

      London: Constable, 1947 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. A fine association copy with the author's signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, "To Martha with love from Henderson, 14th May, 1947". Henderson was one of Hamilton's many nicknames, and the recipient was Martha Smith, secretary to Hamilton's good friend and publisher Michael Sadleir, director of Constable and the dedicatee of the last volume in the London trilogy An unusually appropriate inscription, as the protagonist of this book is the secretary for a publishing firm. Rare thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Musik und Kirche (Zeitschrift). Jahrgänge 17 (1947) - 72 (2002) in 56 Bänden.

      Kassel / Basel / London, Bärenreiter Verlag 1947-2002. - je Band ca. 200-400 S., ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände teils etwas fleckig / berieben, das Papier der frühen Jahrgänge qualitätsbedingt gebräunt, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, (Kirchenmusik, Orgel, Orgelbau, Orgelspiel, Liturgie), Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 60000 8°., ordentlich gebunden in Bibliotheksleinen / Bibliotheks-Halbleinen,

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        Contes pour enfants pas sages

      éditions du pré aux clercs 1947 - relié très rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chequer Board - a lovely bright copy

      London: Heinemann, 1947. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1947. A fine book with one small name to the head of the endpaper. In an exceptionally bright dust wrapper with some light wear to the corners and spine tips. Unclipped. Some light rubbing and some light handling marks to the rear, but the best we have seen for a while.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      New York, 26. VI. 1947. 2 S., 4°. An den steirischen Schriftsteller und Journalisten Rudolf List (1901-1979). - „[...] Ein Aufsatz über meine Arbeiten in Ihrer Austria wäre von großem Wert für mich. Nur weiß ich nicht, wie das praktisch zu machen wäre. Viele - und gerade meine besten Sachen, die ich noch in Wien geschrieben habe, sind aus wohlbekannten Gründen unbekannt geblieben [...]. Den Mahler Aufsatz werde ich mit größter Freude schreiben, nur bitte ich um Geduld. Erst muss ich die neue Partitur vom Hals schaffen, dann meine Erinnerungen wecken [...]. Die zwei Briefe von seiner Hand gehören zu meinen kostbarsten Schätzen, sind aber inhaltlich bedeutungslos [...]. 1903 wurde Weigl Mitglied in der ‚Vereinigung schaffender Tonkünstler‘, die er gemeinsam mit Zemlinsky und Schönberg gründete und deren Ehrenpräsident Gustav Mahler war [...]“. - Weigl „studierte in Wien Klavier und Komposition, unter anderem bei Alexander von Zemlinsky, und wirkte nach seiner Promotion in Wien als Lehrer am Konservatorium und an der Universität. Der jüdische Komponist wanderte 1938 in die USA aus und erwarb 1943 dort die Staatsbürgerschaft. Er war ein hochgeschätzter Musikpädagoge und besonders bei Musikern respektierter Komponist. Er schuf sechs Sinfonien, weitere Werke für Orchester, Instrumentalkonzerte, Vokal- und Kammermusik. ‚Ich habe Dr. Weigl immer als einen der besten Komponisten dieser alten Generation betrachtet; einer derer, die die glanzvolle Wiener Tradition weiterführen. Er bewahrt zweifellos die alte Haltung jenes musikalischen Geistes, welcher einen der besten Teile der Wiener Kultur darstellt.‘ Diese Worte schrieb Arnold Schönberg im Juni 1938 in einem Empfehlungsschreiben über Karl Weigl, der sich anschickte, seine unsicher gewordene Heimat zu verlassen. Karl Weigl, der vor allem in den Zwischenkriegsjahren als Komponist und Lehrer einen bedeutenden Anteil am Wiener Musikleben innehatte, muss wohl zur großen Gruppe der ‚Entwurzelten‘ gezählt werden, die, durch die Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten zur Emigration gezwungen, in ihrer neuen Heimat nie mehr an die Erfolge ihrer Vergangenheit anknüpfen konnten“ (Wikipedia). - Knickspuren. - Beiliegend eine kleine Broschüre (8 S. inkl. Umschlag) über den Komponisten mit einem Portrait u. Daten zu Leben und Werk. - Versand D: 12,50 EUR Weigl, List

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Batouala

      Georges Guillot, 1947. Exemplaire en feuilles sous chemise rempliée, étui et emboitage. Illustré de dix-huit gouaches de Paul-Emile Bécat gravées par Louis Maccard. Un des 350 ex. sur Arches à la forme comprenant les gravures dans leur état définitif en couleurs. Bel exemplaire, sans défauts. Joint un courrier de l'éditeur accusant réception de la réservation de l'ouvrage et mentionnant son prix (9000 F)

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        ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN INDO-CHINA.

      - New Haven 1947,51,58. Blue cloth, very good, 3 vol. set,very good, complete, appendices, bibliography, index & profusely illustrated, many figures, drawings, large 23 x 31 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION==RARE AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY CONTENTS: Full description of the three volume set: Volume 1: The District of Chiu-Chen during the Han Dynasty: General Considerations and plates. * Vol. 2: The District of Chiu-Chen during the Han Dynasty: description & comparative study of the finds. * Vol. 3: The Ancient Dwelling Site of Dong-So'n [Thanh-Hoa, Annam], General Description & plates. * An excellent archaeological work and account of the Han tombs & kilns excavated in Thanh-hoa and a general discussion of their contents. Covers the folk-ways of modern Annam Abundant references supplied, throwing a long overdue light on early Chinese culture in northern Annam. It represents the Southern most outpost of early Chinese colonialism. * Very impressive study, covers his three archaeological expeditions in 1934-39, sponsored by Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient & the Yenching Inst. A keen look at ancient Chinese civilization: arts, handicrafts, beliefs and customs. By and large, the most important study of Sino culture in N. Vietnam and S. China ! * Volume 1 & 2 published by Harvard University Press, volume 3 published in Bruges, 1958. The expedition was conducted between the years 1934 and 1939 under the auspices of the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient, the Museums of Paris & the Harvard Yenching Institute. Always rare as a complete set. * CONDITION: Please inquire about any individual edition you may be interested. We can then state more details about condition. *

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        The Wayward Bus

      The Viking Press, New York 1947 - 312 Pp. Brick Red Cloth, Gilt And Blindstamped. First Printing. First Issue, With Design In Lighter Color On Front Cover, No Book Club Dot, Text Block 2.4 Cm Thick. A Very Clean Copy, Gilt Brilliant, Dusty Top Edge, Some Rubbing Along Bottom Edge Without Fraying. Dust Jacket Clean, Not Price-Clipped ($2.75), Slight Rubbing At Corners With A Few Tiny Nicks. . [This Issue With Gilt Lettering On Spine; We Also Have A Copy With A Thinner Text Block, Spine Lettering Of Black Over Gilt, Priced Separately]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        2 hand made greetings cards.

      1947-8. Metallic paper and thin metal collage on card. One greetings card is folded in half and one is on a single sheet. Excellent condition. Presented framed float mounted in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation glass. The card dated 1947-1948 is signed 'K. Hale' under the collage and the card dated 1948-49 is signed 'Greetings from Douglas & Kathleen McClean'. Kathleen Hale (who married McClean in 1926) is best known for creating the Orlando the Marmalade Cat series, the first title of which appeared in 1938.

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        Misty of Chincoteague ( SIGNED )

      Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1947. Book. Illus. by Wesley Dennis. Near Fine +. Cloth. Inscribed by Author(s). First Edition. Uniquely SIGNED and INSCRIBED to two children by author Marguerite Henry directly on the half title page, and she also signed for the horse "Misty" with a drawing of a horseshoe under the line "Misty's autograph" on the facing blank page underneath a glossy b/w photo of a white horse she pasted onto the page. First edition, first printing, as indicated by "Edition of 1947" followed by the letter "A" on the copyright page. First-issue color-illustrated dust jacket with publisher's original $2.50 price on front flap. Blue cloth binding with yellow lettering on spine and front cover and yellow illustration on front cover. Color-illustrated endpapers. Color-illustrated title page. One color illustration and many b/w illustrations throughout. 173 text pages. All illustrations by Wesley Dennis. NEAR FINE + book in NEAR FINE - dust jacket. Book is in Fine condition except for a slightly rubbed bottom front corner tip and a small ripple in the cloth on the surface of the front board (possibly a manufacturing defect as it does not look like a stain). Also, just slight shelf wear at the spine ends. Otherwise, very bright and clean, tight and square, with no sunning whatsoever. No bumping to the edges or corners. Strong, secure hinges with no cracking. Practically flawless interior with bright, clean, unmarked pages appearing possibly unread. No previous owner signature or bookplate. Dust jacket has moderate wear to the folds. Slight wear to the spine ends and corner tips. Spine has just a slight touch of sunning, one small closed horizontal tear in the center of the spine and light foxing/brown-spotting along the lower half of the spine continuing onto the front panel near the fold. Otherwise, very bright and clean with vibrant colors with no age-toning. No creasing, no edge tears, no staining and nearly no surface wear to the front and rear panels. Jacket is protected in a new archival mylar cover..

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        I commentari

      NAPOLI: RICCARDO RICCIARDI EDITORE, 1947. Brossura. BUONO. 14,5 23. USATO

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        Der Prozess gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof

      Nürnberg, 1947-1949, Band I - XLII ( in 41 Bänden), Ganzleineneinband, jeder Band ca. 400 - 600 Seiten, Es fehlt Band 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 40, 41, 42, Bände angestaubt, Zustand 2-3 (S1) (S1)

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        Der Prozess gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof,

      1947 - Nürnberg, 1947-1949, Band I - XLII ( in 41 Bänden), Ganzleineneinband, jeder Band ca. 400 - 600 Seiten, Es fehlt Band 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 40, 41, 42, Bände angestaubt, Zustand 2-3 (S1) (S1) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700

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        Hybris Colpa e castigo nell'espressione poetica e letteraria degli scrittori della Grecia antica da Omero a Cleante

      NAPOLI: RICCARDO RICCIARDI EDITORE, 1947. Brossura. DISCRETO. 14,5 22. USATO

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        Report to the General Assembly by the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine.

      London H.M.S.O. August 1947 - Sextodecimo (24.5 x 15.4 cm); iv, 98 pp., original printed paper wrappers with small marginal tears. The United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) was created on 15 May 1947 in response to a request by the United Kingdom government, for the General Assembly to make recommendations concerning the future government of Palestine. The British government had also recommended the establishment of a special committee to prepare a report for the General Assembly. The General Assembly adopted the recommendation to set up the UNSCOP to investigate the cause of the conflict in Palestine, and, if possible, devise a solution. UNSCOP was made up of representatives of 11 nations (Australia, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Guatemala, India, Iran, Netherlands, Peru, Sweden, Urugay and Yugoslavia). The request came following the failure of the predecessor commission: the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine and the Morrison Grady plan. The submitted report supported the termination of the British Mandate in Palestine, and contained a majority proposal for a Plan of Partition of Palestine into two independent states with Economic Union (see p. 72) as well as a minority proposal for a Plan for one Federal union with Jerusalem as its capital (see p.88). On 29 November 1947 the General Assembly adopted Resolution 181, based on the UNSCOP majority plan (with slight modifications to the proposed recommendations, including modifications to the border lines of the two future states – the Jewish and the Arab). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Mightiest Machine

      Providence: The Hadley Publishing Company, 1947. First Edition 1st Printing. Maroon Pebbled Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Book/Very Good Dustjacket. Jacket and Illustrations By Robert Pailthorpe. 228 Pp. Red-Maroon Pebbled Cloth, Gilt. One Of Only 1200 Copies, This One Of Only About 900 Issued With The Original Hadley Dustjacket; The Other Jackets Were Damaged While In Storage. Campbell's First Book And One Of Only Four Books From This Specialty Science Fiction Publisher Of The Late 1940'S. The Book Is Near Fine, And Signed By Campbell On The Title Page. Dustjacket Is Clean Except For Just A Little Dust, Lightly Worn At Edges, With Some Minor Losses At Corners And A 1/4" V-Chip At Bottom Of Rear Panel, 1`/2" Tear At Center Of Rear Spine Edge.

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        Typed Letter Signed as Attorney General

      Washington, D.C., 1947. unbound. Extensive typed letter signed "Tom C. Clark" as attorney general, written to Sen. Wallace H. White Jr., concerning immigration quotas and proposed changes to naturalization laws. He also quotes from Truman's recent State of the Union speech, and comments on 10 different pending immigration bills. Five pages, 4to (paper clip impression), on "Office of the Attorney General" letterhead, Washington, D.C., January 14, 1947. "...There is no requirement that applicants for permanent residence be skilled workers but a first preference within that quota is authorized by section 6(a) of the 1924 act for immigrants who are skilled in agriculture from countries the annual quota of which is more than 300. Certain ministers of religious denominations and professors of colleges, academies, seminaries, or universities are granted nonquota status under section 4 of the 1924 act...Aliens over sixteen years of age who are physically capable of reading must be able to read the English language or some other language or dialect...

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        ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN INDO-CHINA.

      - New Haven 1947,51,58, Harvard. Blue cloth, very good, 3 vol. set, complete, appendices, bibliography, index, profusely illustrated, many figures, drawings, 23 x 31 cm., vols. 1, 2 very good, vol. 3, as new in dj. FIRST & ONLY EDITION RARE CONTENTS: Full description of the three volume set: Volume 1: The District of Chiu-Chen during the Han Dynasty: General Considerations and plates. * Vol. 2: The District of Chiu-Chen during the Han Dynasty: description & comparative study of the finds. * Vol. 3: The Ancient Dwelling Site of Dong-So'n [Thanh-Hoa, Annam], General Description & plates. * An excellent archaeological work and account of the Han tombs & kilns excavated in Thanh-hoa and a general discussion of their contents. Covers the folk-ways of modern Annam Abundant references supplied, throwing a long overdue light on early Chinese culture in northern Annam. It represents the Southern most outpost of early Chinese colonialism. * Very impressive study, covers his three archaeological expeditions in 1934-39, sponsored by Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient & the Yenching Inst. A keen look at ancient Chinese civilization: arts, handicrafts, beliefs and customs. By and large, the most important study of Sino culture in N. Vietnam and S. China ! * Volume 1 & 2 published by Harvard University Press, volume 3 published in Bruges, 1958. The expedition was conducted between the years 1934 and 1939 under the auspices of the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient, the Museums of Paris & the Harvard Yenching Institute. Always rare as a complete set. * CONDITION: Please inquire about any individual edition you may be interested. We can then state more details about condition. *

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        Exhibition catalogue of ceramics by Marguerite Mahood, 1947 (with handmade card by the artist)

      Exhibition of earthenware figures, lustre and filigree ware by Marguerite Mahood : David Jones' Art Gallery March 27th to April 16th 1947.Sydney : David Jones' Art Gallery, 1947. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers (detached), [24] pp, illustrated with 3 full-page b/w plates and listing 261 works with prices; loosely inserted are a group of press cuttings relating to Mahood dating from the 1940s-70s; a typed letter signed in full by Mahood, dated 20 April 1978, encouraging a friend's writing; and an exquisite handmade season's greetings card by Marguerite Mahood, featuring a linocut design titled Australian Ringtail Possums, dating to December 1964 and with a handwritten message from the artist to a young student of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, in very good condition. Melbourne artist Marguerite Mahood's oeuvre - which from the early 1930s until 1956 consisted almost exclusively of ceramic works - has in recent years achieved a resurgence in interest after decades of critical ambivalence. Mahood was one of only a small number of Australian professional women artists active prior to the 1950s.A single copy of the David Jones' Art Gallery catalogue - which dates to Mahood's most creative and successful period - is recorded in Australian collections (State Library of Queensland).

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        The Australian Artist. In four parts: Drawing, Personality in Art, What is Art Worth and 'Today's Art - And Tommorow'

      Melbourne: Victorian Artists Society, 1947. Dynamic publication of the Victorian Artists Society featuring a wide range of reviews and editorials which provide an excellent insight into the Australian art scene of the 1940s. Four volumes, small staple-bound quartos in illustrated wrappers, black & white plates and line drawings throughout; covers are thumbed with occasional stains; a good set nonetheless.

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        Utah Historical Quarterly Vol. XV, XVI, XVII (Three volumes in two)

      Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society, 1947. 270; 540 [1] pp. Octavo [23 cm] A mismatched set. Volume 15 has red cloth over the spine and boards, and volumes 16 and 17 are bound with a red cloth spine and and red and silver printed stiff card wraps. Very good condition. The extremities are lightly rubbed, and the pages are tanned. The Exploration of the Colorado River in 1869. The Exploration of the Colorado River and the High Plateaus of Utah in 1871-72. From the introduction- "More than three-quarters of a century has passed since Major John Wesley Powell's parties began their exploration of the Colorado River country, yet the records of the Powell exploration have a freshness, an immediately contemporary interest, that few records in the annals of American exploration still possess. Roads, even superhighways, have been built into the most parched of the West's deserts, and over or through its most formidable mountain barriers, but one who would know the Colorado country must still penetrate it as Powell and his men did in 1869 and 1871-72, by taking to boats or resorting to pack trains.

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        Escales d'Asie.

      Paris, Laborey, 1947. 4to. Contemporary tan crushed morocco, top edge gilt, lime-green reversed goat endpapers, illustrated front wrapper bound in, morocco-lined slip-case; pp. 134, [18, the final 3 blank], title printed in green and black and with hand-coloured vignette, one map of Arabia with hand-coloured vignette, numerous hand-coloured illustrations (one double-page size); apart from light rubbing to slip-case, a very fine copy. First edition, number 333 of 450 copies printed of an extremely rare and beautifully produced work describing the Arabian coast and the Persian Gulf. Frédéric-Charles Bargone, who published mainly under the pseudonym Claude Farrère, was a French novelist and traveller who had been in the French Navy up to 1919. The artist Charles Dominique Fouqueray, official Navy painter since 1908, participated in two Asian voyages, in 1921 and 1924. His rich pictorial material resulting from the Arabian part of these voyages is published here for the first time with the text commissioned for this edition. Both artist and writer where perfectly suited for a book on the coastal scenery and navigation of these waters, as well as traditional sailing and ship building techniques.The section on the Gulf starts on p. 89, taking up the rest of the volume, and includes a little excursion up the Tigris. There are not many books with artistic illustrations of the places on the Western coast of the Gulf. It is also unusual that the book is entirely illustrated in original watercolour over very faintly printed grey and black outlines and shades, and not, as one would expect from a French mid-century book, pochoir-coloured.

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        Heavenly City, Earthly City

      Bern Porter), (Berkeley 1947 - First edition. Attractive, stamped name on the front pastedown and a touch of wear to the fragile papercovered boards else near fine in a very good plus dustwrapper with a couple of small chips on the thin spine. The uncommon first book by one of the most important poets of his era. Of a total edition of 350 copies this is one of 250 copies in white boards (the additional 100 were in green boards and were signed). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HEAVENLY CITY EARTHLY CITY

      [ Berkeley: Bern Porter], 1947. Pictorial boards. Illustrated by Mary Fabilli. Small nick at crown of spine and bump to one corner, but a very good copy in chipped dust jacket wanting the spine panel. First edition, trade issue, of the poet's first book. One of 250 copies, from a total of 350 copies. This was a publisher's review copy, with publication date, price, publisher's address etc. penned on front endsheet.

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        Rufous Redtail

      THE VIKING PRESS, NEW YORK 1947 - Jaques, Francis Lee (illustrator) edges of dj torn and creasing, pages clean, black and white illustrations DATE PUBLISHED: 1947 EDITION: 157 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Einstein His Life and Times

      Translated from the German by George Rosen, edited and revised by Shuichi Kusaka. Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth, gilt equation to upper cover, fore and lower edges untrimmed. New York, Alfred A. Knopf.

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        WHAT IS AMERICAN JEWRY'S RESPONSIBILITY IN 1948 THROUGH UNITED JEWISH APPEAL : A WORK BOOK FOR ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE UNITED JEWISH APPEAL.

      New York: UJA. First edition. Original paper wrappers. 4to. [203] pages. 29cm. In English. Massive report written on November 21, 1947 and dealing with matters related to Jewish settlement in Palestine and the Jewish refugees coming from Europe to America and elsewhere. Section II on the ADJC, includes sections on:

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        Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam Engravings By George Buday

      Frederick Muller, 1947. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 24mo - over 5" - 5.75" tall; a fair reading copy; moderate rubbing to cover edges;. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        50 Photographs

      Duell Sloan & Pearce, New York 1947 - Quarto. 9.5 x 12.25 in. Illustrated with 50 black-and-white reproductions of Weston's photographs. Limited edition of 1,500 copies, this being #151. Initialled by Weston (EW) on colophon. Very good in black cloth backed boards, rubbed along extremities, fading to white lettering on spine, lower board has been professionally rebacked. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le francais du jour Etude de vocabulaire - Phrasèologie - Conversation

      società editrice internazionale, TORINO 1947 - INTERLINGUE Brossura in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina brunita. Pagine in discreto stato von bruniture, così ai tagli, e numerosi segni di penna. Lingue presenti francese e italiano. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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