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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1947].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book, preceded by a pamphlet printing a convention speech. The importance of this book cannot be overstated. It is the first published novel by a major, perhaps the most important, science fiction writer of postwar America. Heinlein began publishing SF in 1939 during the golden age of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. After World War II, he expanded the market for SF genre material, publishing his fiction in upscale magazines of the period (THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, BOY'S LIFE, and others). In 1947 he introduced a generation of postwar young readers to this literary genre with the first of a series of juvenile novels which were published as hardcover books by the renowned mainstream publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, and later by G. P. Putnam. Their circulation was wide and they could be found in the children's section of most public libraries of the day. This title is "... the first U.S. juvenile SF novel to reflect the new levels of characterization, style and scientific plausibility now expected in the field ... it was the first in a series that represents the most important contribution any single writer has made to children's SF ..." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1994), pp. 554-7. "A pioneering novel that began American mainstream science fiction for children and combined young protagonists, gadgetry, current science, and adventure in such a way that even today the book retains interest." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-515. George Pal's 1950 film Destination Moon is loosely based on this novel. Heinlein co-authored the screenplay and served as a technical advisor to the production, along with German rocket expert Hermann Oberth. Destination Moon, the first of Pal's many SF films, "has great historical importance: its commercial success initiated the SF film boom of the 1950s, after a decade that had contained almost no SF cinema at all. It has interest in hindsight, too, in the partial accuracy with which it anticipated the actual Moon landing of 1969. To this day, Destination Moon stands as a film obvious made by people who knew about science ..." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1993), p. 324. Private owner's bookplate with name in ink affixed to half title page. Light damp stain at the bottom right edge of the front cover and another at the lower left rear corner of the rear cover, a very good copy in very good first state dust jacket (printed price of $2.00) with a damp stain on the inner surface along the lower edges with no show through on the outer surface and mild rubbing along the front flap fold. (#155347)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Folwark zwierzecy. Z angielskiego tlumaczyla Teresa Jelenska

      Wydawnictwo Swiatowego Zwiazku Polakow z Zagranicy [Swiatpol] (Printed by F. C. Charters, Ltd.), Londyn [London] 1947 - With four illustrated plates. Cover and illustrations by Wojciech Jastrzebowski. First Polish edition. Emigré edition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers, printed in green and black. Stapled. 94, (2) p., and 4 illustrated plates. The first Polish edition of George Orwell's 1945 masterpiece, the Animal Farm. Published by the League of Poles Abroad, and translated by Teresa Jelenska a Polish émigré who translated several of Orwell texts into Polish. Her correspondence with Orwell has been recently uncovered in a Paris archive and proves Orwell's assistance in the accurate translation. Staples rusted, the cover and the first and last leaves are marked. Humble ownership vignette to the inner rear panel. Otherwise a clean and firm copy. Overall in fine condition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers, printed in green and black. Stapled [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Piraterías y ataques navales contra las Islas Canarias ( 5 Vols.) Tomo I - Tomo II Primera Parte - Tomo II Segunda Parte - Tomo III Primera Parte - Tomo III Segunda Parte

      Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Instituto Jerónimo Zurita, Madrid 1947 - Idioma español. Ejemplar en muy buen estado. Cinco volúmenes. Encuadernación de tapa dura, en plena tela. Ilustrado. Paginación: XX+718 pp. +- 561 pp. + (559- 981 pp.)+ 552 p. + (553-1231 pp.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Azorín]
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        Ocima: Svet Kolem Nas

      Prague: Ceskoslovenske Filmore Nakladatelstvi, 1947. Softcover. vg. 8vo. Original pictorial wraps protected by modern mylar. 15 pages of text, 46 pages of full-page b/w reproductions of photographs by Czech artist Miroslav Hak, taken between 1935-1945. Introduction in English and Czech by Lubomir Linhart. Minor creasing on wraps. Very good condition. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        A unique collection of 11 Larry Doby themed items ranging from signed photographs to autographed baseball cards

      Various, Various. various. "Larry Doby was the first African American player in the American League, breaking the baseball color-barrier along with Jackie Robinson when Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1947. Doby had many milestones throughout his 13-year career being a 7-time all-star, winner of the 1948 World Series, and carrying the Indians to a record 111 while securing the AL Pennant in 1954. Included in this lot is a 1946-1966 Exhibits card, signed in blue pen, and four 8"" x 10"" color photographs of Doby, all signed in blue marker. Also included are four First Day cachet envelopes with three of them commemorating the 40th anniversary of Jackie Robinson, who was the first African American player in the MLB. Each of these are signed in blue pen. The final piece of this lot is a pin from the late 1940s congratulating Doby on his debut performance with the Cleveland Indians. A 4"" red and white ribbon hangs of this flag, as well as a baseball and bat pendant."

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        Essays of Michel de Montaigne

      New York: Doubleday Doran Limited Editions, 1947. Signed Limited Illustrated Editi. Very Good. Signed. Signed by Salvador Dali on the limitation page; this copy is #155 out of 1,000. Near Fine with toning to the spine cloth, previous owner name to front paste down, light streaking to end sheets. In Very Good publisher's slipcase, a bit rubbed at extremities and surfaces, and a scratch to the rear panel. A lovely copy, signed by the illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Translated by Charles Cotton. Selected and Illustrated by Salvador Dali. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947. This is #346 of 1,000 copies signed by Salvador Dali. Brilliant pairing of Montaigne's 16th century inquiries into the nature of reality with Dali's surrealist exploration of the irrational dream world underlying the real. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Lacking the rare glassine wrapper and the publisher's slipcase. The spine is very lightly sun faded; else near fine.

      [Bookseller: The Book Shop, LLC]
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        History and Bibliography of American Newspapers 1690-1820

      Worcester MA: American Antiquarian Society. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Light tone, endpapers foxed from dj flaps, otherwise light wear; Dust Jackets with spines cut to reveal Volume number, spine chip to Vol I, tone, light chipping, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcovers. ; Two of two volumes, complete set. Signed association copy: "To Ralph A Brown, with the kind regards of the author Clarence S Brigham, June 6, 1947." Ralph Adams Brown is a historian known for his biography of John Adams and editor of the Kennikat Press. Laid in is a review slip from the New York Times Book Review with Brown's name and "500 words" typed on reverse, and a copy of the Publisher's Weekly containing a review of this work by R W G Vail. A nice inscribed set of this definitive work on American newspapers by the Director of the American Antiquarian Society, uncommon in dust jacket. ; 1508 pages; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Mike's Library]
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      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1947 - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE Due volumi, il primo edito nel 1947 il secondo nel 1948, a cura di H.Bardon, in francese con testo latino a fronte, pagine ingiallite causa tempo, comunque in buonissimo stato di conservazione e con bordi non rifilati, brossure editoriali morbide, con usura ai bordi e scolorita al dorso il vol. 1, scolorita, con usura ai bordi e strappi con piccola mancanza al dorso al vol. 2

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Under the Volcano

      Reynal & Hitchcock, New York 1947 - First edition HARDCOVER with scarce first state DUSTJACKET. TRUE FIRST US EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, meeting all first edition points, as follows: First edition is not stated; dated 1947 to copyright page with no additional printings; first state dustjacket with 4 reviews on rear panel & printed with "Advance critical acclaim" - with blurbs by Kazin, Warren, Aiken, & Spender; title on dustjacket is in yellow, author's name is in red; bound in publisher's original pale grey cloth, with red lettering to front board & spine. The US first edition precedes the UK first edition (Jonathan Cape, London), which was also published in 1947. Malcolm Lowry's masterwork classic, an expressionistic novel of the final, desperate day of a former British consul drinking himself to death in Mexico. Printed in the USA by The Cornwall Press. A book that is notorious for its poor condition, this copy is VG/FAIR. The book shows a faint trace of toning to top edge of binding (mainly to spine), otherwise a VG nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. The FAIR dustjacket has several minor faults, as follows: Price-clipped, edgewear with many closed tears & chips to both front & rear panels plus spine (with several old tape repairs from the inside), large chip (1x2cm) to base of spine, browning to rear inner flap, & general handling wear with creasing, otherwise a clean & complete copy of the scarce & fragile dustjacket. Photographs available upon request. The dustjacket is now protected in a removable clear Bro-dart cover. 375pp. RARE first edition in first state dustjacket. Size: 21 x 14.5cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookwood]
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        Théorie des Nombres Tome III: Analyse Diophantine et Applications aux Cuboïdes Rationnels

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1947. First edition of this volume. 135 pages. 1 vols. 8vo. Original wrappers. Some darkening of wrappers, short tear on spine, light browning of text , else very good. First edition of this volume. 135 pages. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Sponsor Dannie Heineman. Inscribed by the author on the endpaper to Dannie Heineman in gratitude for having facilitated "mon sejour à l'exil pendant les années 1940-1946 pour rediger ces recherches." The author was associated with the Sofina and University of Bruxelles and during the war at the New School of Social Research, New York, returning to Bruxelles in 1946. Volume I was published in 1922 and volume II in 1926, but WW II delayed the publication of this cotinuation.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Song of the co-fathers Celebrating Battle of Sedan and host's birthday

      Akron, Ohio. Very Good. 1947. Hardcover. 7 x 9 inch leaf cut down from unknown hotel stationary, titled "song of the co-fathers." it reads, "we are the two co-fathers/ still merry, quick and gay/ a doublefeast quite funny/ we celebrate today/ the name of this wonderful twin feast/ to well known to everyone/ in akron as well as in deutschland/ the name is just day of sedan/ we solumnize the fun here/ by dinner and much wine/ in good old german fashion/ and i'll say that it's fine/ tall ... and nice, pretty lucy/ helped minister the ceremony/ we thank them and wish them long living/ in happiness and ..../ In Werner's hand, in green pen "to the tune of mein Hut der hat drei Ecken Drei Ecken hat mein Hut. To celebrate my birthday at my home on Sept. 2nd on Sept. 1st Labor Day. E.P. Werner" ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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        Les Mains Libres, dessins de Man Ray illustrés par les poèmes de Paul Éluard

      Gallimard, Nrf, Paris, 1947, in-8, 126-[23] pp, broché, couverture imprimée rempliée, Édition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés et imprimés sur papier plumex des papeteries Téka. 67 illustrations à pleine page.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      New York: Scribner, 1947. Small quarto. Cloth. Illustrations by the author. Binding a trace foxed around joints, pastedowns a bit tanned toward gutters, but a very good copy in slightly tanned and frayed pictorial dust jacket. First edition. Inscribed by the author in 1952 (as "Ross"), with a characteristic landscape drawing in ink and color pencil on the front free endsheet. ADAMS HERD 2007. ADAMS SIX GUNS 1941.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Tales of the South Pacific

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First edition of Michener's first book, with the statement of "First Printing" on the copyright page and the date 1947 on the title page. Octavo, original cloth. In 1940 Michener began a nine-year association, interrupted by World War II, with the Macmillan publishing firm as a social-science editor. In October 1942 Michener enlisted in the U.S. Navy reserve, was commissioned the following February, served for a year at desk assignments in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, and in April 1944 was sent to the Pacific theater of operations. He was partly an aviator inspector but mostly a publications officer. His visits to some 50 islands inspired his Tales of the South Pacific (1947). Originally scheduled for publication in 1946, the book did not actually see print until the next year, when Macmillan issued it with a new, tipped-in title page dated 1947, as here. Although the book won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, it remained little known until South Pacific, the 1949 musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, made him famous and rich. Then he began to write full time" (ANB). Contemporary name to the inside panel, near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Song of the co-fathers. Celebrating Battle of Sedan and host's birthday.

      Akron, Ohio. Very Good. 1947. Hardcover. 7 x 9 inch leaf cut down from unknown hotel stationary, titled "song of the co-fathers." it reads, "we are the two co-fathers/ still merry, quick and gay/ a doublefeast quite funny/ we celebrate today/ the name of this wonderful twin feast/ to well known to everyone/ in akron as well as in deutschland/ the name is just day of sedan/ we solumnize the fun here/ by dinner and much wine/ in good old german fashion/ and i'll say that it's fine/ tall ... and nice, pretty lucy/ helped minister the ceremony/ we thank them and wish them long living/ in happiness and ..../ In Werner's hand, in green pen "to the tune of mein Hut der hat drei Ecken Drei Ecken hat mein Hut. To celebrate my birthday at my home on Sept. 2nd on Sept. 1st Labor Day. E.P. Werner" ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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        Carnegie Hall Program, INSCRIBED BY MARIA JERITZA, soprano. Performance date March 11, 1947

      New York: Alfred Scott Publisher, 1947. First Edition. 1 vols. 10-1/2 x 7 inches. Original self-wrappers, inscribed in ink above portrait "To Mr. Arthur Knorr with best wishes Maria Jeritza," fine. First Edition. 1 vols. 10-1/2 x 7 inches.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Het Achterhuis

      Contact Amsterdam 1947 - Het Achterhuis. Dagboekbrieven van 12 Juni 1942 – 1 Augusten 1944. FRANK, Anne. Published by Amsterdam: Uitgeverij, Contact, 1947. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij, Contact, 1947. Octavo. Original boards, title to front board on a terracotta-colour background. The spine is slightly browned, some say it is a deliberate colour, I think it is genuine browning from age and consummate to materials used at the time. Minor, expert tissue repairs to head and tail of the spine, an exceptional copy. Prior to minor repair, this copy had come away from the spine, as you will notice starting to happen in other copies. Having repaired this copy, the book restorer noted that the spine liner were the words “Die Vergeltung” (possibly included in other copies). It is believed that the publishing company, Contact Publishing, were probably in-charge of the printing and binding of the book in house. “Die Vergeltung” is literally translated to “Retribution” or “Revenge”. It is thought that this was a deliberate addition to the spine liner; something hidden to the eye unless the spine is to come apart from the text block. Maybe this is the only copy like this with the specific binder taking offence or seeking to bring about “revenge” on one side or the other, though one cannot be sure unless they were to find another copy detached from the spine, or unnecessarily damage a copy of the like. This wonderful and unique first edition, first printing copy has the original bookshop ticket on the front free fly leaf: a small blue ticket with the bookshop's name, "Boekhoven's Boekhandel Sommelsdijk". This copy was most likely sold as new from this bookshop; it was a very active and well known bookshop at this time. This wonderful and unique first edition, first printing copy is now housed in a full pale blue Morocco box with a terracotta panel on the front. Raised bands on the box with the title, author and date, marked as first edition. This first edition as stated, portrait frontispiece, two photographic plates, a plan and two facsimiles of Frank's handwriting. One of the genuinely emblematic books of the 20th century. Anne's dispassionate recording of life in the concealed attic room of her family's Amsterdam home during the Nazi occupation have led to her achieving a rather narrowly "iconic" status, a figurehead for the experience of Europe's Jews, so for Ilya Ehrenburg she could represent "one voice [that] speaks for six million." An Exceptional Copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EC Rare Books]
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        Courrier Sud

      Paris, Gallimard - NRF, 1947, in-8, 224 pp, cartonnage editeur d'après la maquette de Paul Bonet, Exemplaire numéroté sur alfa Navarre. Bel exemplaire. Dos légèrement passé. Huret 467.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions 1947 - Light shelfwear to corners; sound and unmarked; original owner's unique bookplate inside front cover. Jacket shows wear/tear at corners and edges, spine somewhat darkened, light soiling, original price ($2.75) at bottom of front flap. Inscribed by Williams on the front flyleaf. This, the best known of Tennessee's plays, opened at the Barrymore Theatre in NY on Dec 3, 1947. Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter starred. The original owner was well know to me; provenance available to those with serious interest. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trench Books]
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        Les Lépreuses.

      Paris, Nouvelle Revue Française. 1947 - In-f° (334 mm x 250 mm), 260pp, 2ff, 25 pl. (suite), 2ff blcs, chemise, étui de l'éditeur.                                              Illustré par Kees Van DONGEN de 25 lithographies originales en couleurs (1 à pleine page et la plupart de grande taille). Couverture également lithographiée en couleurs. Toutes les lithographies ont été tirées par Mourlot frères. Tirage limité à 390 ex. numérotés. Exemplaire sur grand papier vélin pur chiffon de Montgolfier. Mentions et signatures autographes de bibliophiles en souvenir d'un diner (27.11.1986), sur une page de garde. Frottements à l'étui, sinon exemplaire en très bonne condition intérieure. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fata Libelli]
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        L'eau et les rêves. Essai sur l'imagination de la matière

      - José Corti, Paris 1947, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Nuova edizione per la quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. autografo firmato di Marcel Béalu Xavier Regnauld: "... i sogni di un filosofo champagne ..." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Marcel Béalu à Xavier Regnauld : "... les rêveries d'un philosophe champenois..."  

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        Typed Letter Signed

      ("C.S. Lewis" with a couple of handwritten corrections) in black ink, Magdalen College, Oxford, October 27, 1947. 8" x 3 1/2"; 1 page (recto only). Fine (staple holes in the upper left corner). To Mr. Anderson: "Thanks for your letter. Bleiben*, oddly enough, was our Vicar in the Oxford suburb where I live when not in College; his death was quite unexpected, and he will be much missed. I think I explained when we met why nothing can make it possible for me to go abroad at the present; I am chained to a bedside by obvious and unanswerable duty. It will be distressing if people think I'm standing out for higher fees! Thanks very much for the cutting. . ." During World War I, Lewis had lost his best friend and had promised to take care of his friend's mother in case he died at war. Lewis eventually took his friend's mother in. This made it difficult to make appearances, giving the outward impression that he was holding out for higher appearance fees. *The Rev. Thomas Eric Bleiben (1903-1947), Vicar of Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry. Lewis found him too much of a liberal (see footnote 108, page 272 in Collected Letters). This letter is not in The Collected Letters.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Las pilchas gauchas

      C. Dupont Farre. 1947 - Folklore. Literatura sudamericana C. Dupont Farre. Buenos Aires. 1947. 16 cm. 130 p. il. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con lomo estampado. Colección 'Manantial'. Ilustraciones de Luis Macaya. Argentina . Cubierta deslucida. con dedicatorai de anterior propietario . GF4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        André Masson et son Univers. Ex. No. XXXIX. Signé par lartiste et les auteurs. Collection les grands peintres par leurs amis


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        Photographs]: 1940s Amateur Nudes from Philadelphia: Photo Album, Slides, Negatives (processed film)

      - A collection of clearly amateur nude photographs of one woman, circa 1947-1948. A large group of images of a woman, unidentified; anecdotally found in Philadelphia. One can safely speculate that they were taken by her husband or a regular companion, during several sessions in different rooms or locations, and involving various erotic scenarios, presumably over a year or more. The archive consists of:1. Photo album: Blank album with 70 mounted photographs. Mostly full or partial nudes, largely in a domestic setting, including in a bath tub, on a bed, on a couch, stripping, etc. Different sizes, different qualities in keeping with home development, most are very good. The album has clearly been pillaged or "curated" (whether by the subject or a subsequent owner is unclear) with a significant amount of images lacking (most of those, we think, might be represented in the slides and negatives that accompany the archive).2. Slides: 102 slides of the same subject in two metal slide boxes (one of the boxes is damaged, although the slides are largely very good or better). Slides are in both metal and cardboard frames.3. Loose negatives. Approximately 150-200 loose negatives depicting the same subject. Near fine. Negatives also depict some images not in the photo album including several images outside, and one depicting sexual activity with a man.4. Eight contemporary metal film canisters containing negatives of 35mm Super XX film, mostly cut into small strips of two images each depicting the same subject, perhaps a total of approximately 250-300 negative images.An interesting compilation of nude images depicting a single subject and informing how erotic relationships evolved in the dark ages before polaroids and cell phone cameras changed everything. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Marlborough, his Life and Times.


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        Van Gogh, le suicidé de la société

      Paris, K éditeur, achevé d'imprimer le 25 septembre 1947, in-16, 71 pp, carré, broché, couverture verte illustrée, Première édition après les 630 exemplaire de l'édition originale. Ouvrage composé de sept reproductions hors texte en noir et blanc, dont une en double page. Rares rousseurs, bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Tropique du Cancer. Lithographies en couleurs de Timar

      Deux-Rives, {Paris] 1947 - Edition limited to 750 numbered copies, 4to, pp. 395, [2]; 24 color lithograph plates after watercolors, title-page vignette printed in brick red depicting Miller with a penis for a nose, illustrations printed in brick red throughout text ; the text signatures and plates unbound and housed in stiff pictorial paper portfolio and ocher paper-covered chemise, as issued; the original slipcase present in three pieces, all else very good. Also containing "Le Lyrisme de Henry Miller," an essay by Henri Fluchere that does not appear in any American or British edition, according to Shifreen and Jackson. S & J A9y.

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        Choix de poèmes de Francis Picabia. Choix par Henri Parisot

      Paris, GLM, 1947, in-12, 86 pp, broché, couverture imprimée, Édition originale, un des 570 exemplaires sur vergé d'édition. Bel exemplaire de ce choix de poèmes de Francis Picabia par Henri Parisot.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        2 hand made greetings cards.

      1947-8 1947 - Excellent condition. Presented framed float mounted in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation glass. Metallic paper and thin metal collage on card. One greetings card is folded in half and one is on a single sheet. 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 is best known for creating Orlando the Marmalade Cat. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Steeple Bush

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947 Decorated by Loren MacIver. First edition, limited issue of 751 numbered copies. Signed by Frost on the limitation page. Publisher's tan linen cloth and gray-green paper boards, with MacIver's flower illustration stamped in gilt to the front board, printed on white watermarked wove paper; housed in the publisher's green-gray slipcase. A fine copy; in a near fine slipcase, with just some light soiling and minor wear. A very clean and bright copy. Crane A30. Steeple Bush is a collection of Robert Frost's poetry, and it includes "Directive," "One Step Backward Taken," "Home Burial," "The Gift Outright," "An Old Man's Winter Night," and "A Young Birch," among others. Published well after he had established his reputation as one of the best living American poets, Steeple Bush reflects the work of a mature poet who possesses more of a jaded wisdom than his youthful self. However, as Randall Jarrell declares in his 1947 review for The New York Times, "no other living poet has written so well about the actions of ordinary men." Indeed, he avers that "anyone should know this after reading" the poems in the collection. This first edition of Steeple Bush was issued in a limited edition of 751 copies in April 1947 and was followed by a trade issue (the "first impression from the limited edition plates") in the same month, issued in a much larger print run of 7,600 copies.. Illus. by MacIver, Loren. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Harry Truman Signed Photograph.

      Photograph of President Harry S. Truman having his arm raised at the 1947 Democratic National Convention. Inscribed by Truman, "To Joseph J. Fracelli, From Harry S. Truman, 12/7/66." On the verso of the photograph bears a Harry S. Truman Library stamp. In near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Der Skorpion / hrsg. von Hans Werner Richter unter Mitw. von Alfred Andersch, Wolfgang Bächler, Günther Eich, u.a. - Im Manuskript gedruckt. 1948, H.1.

      Probenummer der Zeitschrift, die nie erschienen ist. Innen mit handschriftl. Notiz Hans Werner Richters: Probeexemplar, streng vertraulich, nur für eigenen Gebrauch. - Text mit Illustrationen und leeren Platzhaltern für Inserate. - Das erste Treffen der Skorpion-Mitarbeiter im Sept. 1947, bei dem die Zeitschrift vorbereitet werden sollte, gilt als legendäre erste Tagung der "Gruppe 47". Von der Probenummer sind nur 100 Ex. erschienen. - KEIN Nachdruck! - -

      [Bookseller: antiquariat birk]
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        Histoire de rats (Journal de Dianus)

      Paris, les Éditions de Minuit, 1947, in-8, 105 pp, broché, couverture rempliée grise, chemise et étui de l'éditeur, Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires : un des 10 exemplaire hors commerce réservés à l'éditeur, non numérotés, comportant la mention "Édition originale". Ouvrage illustré de trois eaux fortes d'Alberto Giacometti, dont une en frontispice. Bel exemplaire, en partie non coupé, de ce livre rare. L'histoire de rats rejoindra, en 1962, L'Impossible aux Éditions de Minuit. Chemise et étui faiblement insolés.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Artaud le Momo, illustré de huit dessins originaux de l'auteur

      Paris, Bordas, 1947, in-8, 63-[8] pp, broché, couverture jaune imprimée de l'éditeur, Rare édition originale. Un des 30 exemplaires numérotés et imprimés sur papier pur chiffon de Lana, contenant une suite des illustrations. Exemplaire signé à la justification par Artaud. L'un des derniers recueils publiés par Antonin Artaud de son vivant : il se compose de cinq poèmes-exutoires, Le retour d'Artaud le Momo, Centre Mère et patron Minet, Insulte à l'Inconditionné, L'exécration du père-mère et Aliénation et magie noire, dans lesquels l'auteur évoque la sexualité et la psychiatrie. Dos légèrement fragile, très rares rousseurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Heavenly City, Earthly City

      (Berkeley: Bern Porter). 1947. First. 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). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Charles Baudelaire: Intimate Journals [Signed]

      Marcel Rodd, Hollywood 1947 - SIGNED in full by translator Christopher Isherwood in black ink below his printed name on title page. The Intimate Journals of Charles Baudelaire, translated by Christopher Isherwood. Preface by Christopher Isherwood. Introduction by W.H. Auden. FIRST EDITION, with 1947 to both title page & copyright page. Includes 8 full-page b&w illustrations, including frontispiece. From inner front flap of dustjacket: "Christopher Isherwood's translation of this heretofore unavailable classic of autobiography has the same sharply incisive qualities as the great poet's original words, thoughts, and bitterly unhappy feelings. The work is neither more nor less than its title states - journals kept by the poet from time to time, intimately revealing flashes of the inner workings of his soul". Manufactured in the United States of America, American Book-Stratford Press, Inc., New York. Bound in original brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to front board & spine, in publisher's unclipped yellow printed dustjacket (with original published price of $3.00 intact). Very slight shelfwear, otherwise a very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. The dustjacket is now protected in a removable clear Bro-dart cover. 128pp. RARE SIGNED COPY. Size: 23.5 x 15.5cm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookwood]
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        L'etre et le Neant [Being and Nothingness] (Bibliotheque des Idees)

      Paris: Librairie Gallimard, 1947. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Second edition, bound in original publisher's boards. Octavo, 722,[3] pages. Black paper boards decorated in white and green stamping, boards rubbed and wearing along extremities, pages toned with heavy tanning in prelims, binding sound. Dated 1943 on title page, but one of the 1947 second printing limited edition, this being 936 of 1040. Being and Nothingness is the major work by Jean-Paul Sartre and considered by many to be the most complete work of existentialist philosophy.

      [Bookseller: Crooked House Books & Paper]
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      Chicago and New York: Ziff Davis Publishing Company, [1947]. First edition. Lower corners bumped, a very good plus copy in a very good dust jacket with some edge wear, slight loss at corners, some loss at the head of the spine panel, closed tear to upper rear panel-spine fold. (13599). Octavo, boards. Signed inscription by Fischer dated in the year of publication. Hard boiled private eye novel. The second Ben Helm, P.I. novel. Ben Helm was one of the few P.I. characters with a successful marriage. "Much of Fischer's work deals with shocking and gruesome crimes...his handling of this material is deft and restrained, with emphasis on detection and characterization rather than on the lurid aspects." - St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 350-51.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Ombre de mon amour

      Vésencaz, Pierre Cailler, 1947, in-12, 171 pp, demi-maroquin bleu nuit à bande, aplat central de papier rose recevant une composition mosaïquée de maroquin bleu et de veau noir, relevée de filets et petites étoiles dorés, tête dorée, sous rhodoïd, couvertures et dos conservés [P.L. Martin], Édition originale. Exemplaire numéroté sur papier chamois. In fine : quelques reproductions de poème idéogrammatiques. De la collection Beaux textes, textes rares, textes inédits de l'éditeur Pierre Cailler, de Vésenaz près de Genève. L'éditeur, jugeant le recueil imparfait et incomplet, le fit de nouveau publier en 1955 sous le titre Poèmes à Lou. Complet du papillon de l'éditeur signé André Rouveyre : "(...) ce recueil autonome, de l'importance d'ALCOOLS et de CALLIGRAMMES, verra le jour, si Dieu le veut, un beau matin, avec l'aurore". Belle reliure d'art signée de l'un des plus grands relieurs français Pierre-Lucien Martin (1913-1985). Parfait état intérieur. Petites épidermures aux coins et aux coiffes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. Glassine wrapper missing lower 1/2 of spine. Aqua paper-covered boards with gilt front cover floral design. "First printing" on copyright page. This is copy 3256/751, limited and SIGNED BY MR. FROST. Housed in issued slipcase showing very light sunning and almost no wear. Printed at the Spiral Press in New York, decorated by Loren Maciver. 63pp.. Signed by Author. Limited, Signed Edition. 1/4 Tan Cloth. Nearly Fine/Glassine Wrapper. Thin Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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