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        The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze

      Shanghai: Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, 1947 and 1948. Two volumes, 4to. xxviii, (245), 501 pp. b/w plates and folding plans. First Editions of Worcester’s esteemed two volume work. Worcester was for thirty years employed in the Chinese Maritime Customs, and he produced a total of four volumes on the watercraft of the Yangtze. The present work covers the craft of the estuary and Shanghai area, and the Lower and Middle Yangtze. Illustrated with 197 plates. The second volume is very difficult to find. Edges tanned, with occasional soiled spots on page margins. Both volumes have been rebound in green cloth with gold spine lettering

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        A l'intérieur de la vue. 8 poèmes visibles.

      - Paris, Pierre Seghers (Imprimerie de l'Union, Mourlot frères) 1947. In-8, 113-(13) pp., broché, couverture ornée à rabats (légère tache brune sur la couverture, petit accroc sur le plat supérieur, sinon bel exemplaire). Tirage limité à 610 exemplaires numérotés, ici un des 600 sur Alma Marais (avec 10 Marais pour Seghers). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Birds of the West Indies - from the Tunnicliffe library

      Macmillan, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing of the revised edition of this book, originally published in 1936 by Macmillan. A very good book without inscriptions. This copy hails from the library of Charles Tunnicliffe, noted nature artist. Tunnicliffe has hand coloured three plates (pages 126, 129 and 203). There is also an enlarged copy of one of the coloured plates. In a very good clipped (top and bottom of front flap) wrapper with an internal repair to the head of the spine and an external repair to the foot. Some rubbing to edges and a little loss to the extremi- ties.

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        We climbed the impossible peak. [Extract from The Saturday Evening Post, June 28, 1947.]

      - First-hand account of the first ascent of Yosemite's Lost Arrow. This magazine article is cropped and laid into an hand-made octavo volume of 23 leaves, including 5 illustrations (1 folding), bound in blue cloth with neat, hand-lettered front cover and spine, the binding almost certainly done by Lawrence W. Swan (see below), with Swann's ownership signature on recto of the front free endpaper, Stanford University, August 1947, and on the verso the signatures of three of the four climbers: the author of the article, Fritz Lippmann, Jack Arnold, and Anton "Ax" Nelson. This is "the dramatic, breathtaking story of how Lost Arrow, the one long, thin shaft of rock rising like a giant needle in Yosemite Valley, finally was conquered by man." Lawrence Swan (1922-99), from whose library this hand-made book emanates, was a biologist, naturalist, professor, and a pioneering public television instructor. He was born in Darjeeling, in northern India. and was inspired by the region's stunning mountain terrain. He began a natural history career that was to bring him world-wide recognition as a leading authority on high-altitude ecology, particularly in the Himalayan mountain range" (from his obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 1999). He was a member of the first American Himalayan Expedition in 1954 on which he collected numerous specimens, and discovered two hitherto unknown species, a frog (Rana swani), and a glacier flea (Michilanus swani), both of which had adapted to surviving in one of the world's most inhospitable environments, and which were named in his honor. In 1960 he returned to the Himalayas with Sir Edmund Hillary's scientific expedition to the Mt. Everest area to conduct high altitude research. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Mightiest Machine

      Providence: The Hadley Publishing Company, 1947. First Edition. Maroon Pebbled Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Book/Very Good Dustjacket. Jacket and Illustrations By Robert Pailthorpe. Signed by John W Campbell. 1st Printing 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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        Dark Carnival

      Arkham House, Sauk City 1947 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ray Bradbury on a laid in signature. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is bound in the publisher's cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Spacehounds of IPC: A Tale of the Interplanetary Corporation

      Reading: Fantasy Press, 1947. 1st Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good + DJ. Jacket and Illustrations By A. J. Donnell. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 257 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt2008 Copies Of The First Printing (With 1947 Date And All Interior Illustrations Present, "First Edition" Stated On Copyright Page), Of Which 300 Had An Inserted Numbered Plate (This One Being #58). The First Book From Fantasy Press. This First Issue Copy In The Proper First Issue Dust Jacket With Only Four Titles On Back. Book With Light Rubbing To Spine, All Gilt Present And Bright But Not As Brilliant As When New. Dj With Light Wear At Corners, Wear And 1/4" Closed Tear At Top Of Front Panel, Minute Losses At Ends Of Spine And At Tips, Two 1/8" Deep Tears At Top Of Spine. (The Bibliography Of This Book Is Complex: A Reprint Of 1000 Copies In 1947 Dropped The Interior Illustrations But Not The Date, And A Later 1949 Reprint Of 2510 Copies Also Lacked The Interiors, Except For 985 Bound With Only The Frontispiece. All Later Issue Dust Wrappers List Eleven Titles On The Rear Panel).

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        Entregas de la Licorne No 1/2 (November 1953) through 16 (1961) (all published)

      A complete run of 13 issues in 10 fasicules (nos. 13 through 15 not published, issues range from 80 to 200 pp.) of the Uruguayan literary journal, under the editorial direction of Susana Soca, published as a continuation of Soca's periodical "La Licorne", published in Paris from 1947 to 1948, containing prose, poetry, and essays, with contributions from Angel Rama, Ida Vitale, Guido Castillo, José Bergamín, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Carlos Rodríguez Pinto, Pierre Jean Jouve, Karl Jaspers, Emilio Oribe, and many others. Scattered illustrations. Some issues with uncut pages. 4to. Orig. printed wrrps., some covers with slight soiling and minor foxing. Montevideo 1953-1961. The final issue, no. 16, was published after Susana Soca's death as a sort of homage, under the editorial direction of Guido Castillo.

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        The Essence of Buddhism

      London: The Buddhist Society, 1947. 8vo. 72 pp. Original blue mottled paper printed wrappers. INSCRIBED BY SUZUKI on the title-page: "Daisetz T. Suzuki New York October 1956" followed by an inscription in Japanese. The text presents two lectures and is the author's translation from the Japanese of his command address to H.M. the Emperor of Japan on April 23rd and 24th, 1946, and nearly doubles the legnth of the first edition (printed the previous year). Light toning to edges of wrapper.

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        Le Livre de San Michele. Illustrations de Brunelleschi. Exemplaire de tête, avec double suite, enté d'une aquarelle originale signée.

      Paris, Au Moulin de Pen Mur, 1947. - 25 x 19,5 cm, 437 p., ill. Plein veau bleu roi janséniste, titre et auteurs dorés au dos, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé. Très bel exemplaire. Traduction de Paul Rodocanachi. Tirage à 1000 exemplaires sur pur fil, un des 23 exemplaires de tête avec une aquarelle originale, une suite en couleurs et une suite en noir. Réf. bibliographiques : Monod, 8522. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Great Expectations (deluxe edition of 38 copies)

      With forty-six illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1947. Thick octavo, gilt-lettered crushed morocco (edges slightly rubbed), original glassine, top edge gilt pp. 520, Norman Lindsay illustrations, a number of which are pasted in. The deluxe edition, in a special leather binding, limited to 38 copies, printed on thicker paper. Rare.

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        Plakat - Adelboden - Schweiz. Lithographie.

      Meiringen, Kunstanstalt Brügger, 1947 101 x 63 cm, Zustand AVersand D: 12,00 EUR Plakate - Tourismus Helvetica - Bern

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        The Chequer Board - a lovely bright copy - SIGNED by the Author

      Heinemann, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1947. A very good+ (or better) book with a name and date to the front pastedown. SIGNED by the Author without dedication to the title page. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper with some rubbing to the edges and corners of the wrapper. No fading to the spine - a lovely copy and a very bright example of the dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        [Offprint of] "Recent and Prospective Developments in Large Digital Calculating Machines"

      Overview Details & Condition Scarce early computing offprint describing ENIAC and the IBM/Harvard Mark I. Only the third of Hartree's computer publications, this offprint appeared shortly before the more well-known Cambridge University Press pamphlet Calculating Machines: Recent & Prospective Developments. The only two pieces published prior to this were an article in the journal Nature and a shorter article in the Journal of Scientific Instruments (published July 1947, the same month as the present). In addition to his contributions to ballistics and quantum theory, British mathematician Douglas Hartree (1897-1958) was also a leader in efforts to automate scientific calculations. He was "involved in the development of the digital electronic computer, which emerged from wartime attempts to automate calculation further... In 1946 Hartree's advice was sought in the application of the United States army's ENIAC (electronic numerical integrator and computer) to the production of ballistic tables" (ODNB). The present paper begins with a short history of mechanical and electrical calculating, describes the functioning of the Mark I and ENIAC, and notes some prospective developments, including the construction of the EDVAC and ACE computers and the principle of the acoustic line delay. The original owner of this offprint was the prominent Swedish chemist Gunnar Hägg. [London:] Royal Naval Scientific Service Journal, July 1947. 10-page stapled offprint. Ownership ink stamp of Gunnar Hägg and date ink stamp "Dec 1947" to first leaf. Upper staple lacking, a little minor creasing and toning. An excellent copy.

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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New York: New Directions, 1947 First edition, fourth printing. Signed by Williams on the front free endpaper. Publisher's pictorial red cloth designed by Alvin Lustig, with an illustration of a male stick figure dancing with two female stick figures, lettered in black and white; in the original red pictorial dust jacket, illustrated and lettered after the binding. Very good, with a few minor chips to the spine tail, some light wear to the extremities, very light stain to the endpapers, former owner's inscription to the front pastedown, otherwise very clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some chipping to spine head and a small ½" chip to tail, toning to the spine, rubbing to the hinges, some splitting to the hinges at the spine head, light soiling to the otherwise bright panels. Overall, a very sturdy copy, signed by Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire is the Pulitzer Prize winning play about the mental breakdown of the charming, yet troubled Southern belle Blanche DuBois, who runs away from her past by traveling to visit her sister Stella on a streetcar named "Desire." Despite its shockingly gritty language and somewhat controversial subject matter, A Streetcar Named Desire was a critical and commercial success. The play was first produced on Broadway on December 3, 1947, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Jessica Tandy, and Karl Malden. In 1951, A Streetcar Named Desire was adapted into a film, also directed by Kazan and starring Brando, Hunter, and Malden along with Vivien Leigh.. Illus. by Lustig, Alvin. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        ANDANDO A CACCIA. Quindicinale di cronache venatorie, cinofile, di tiro e pesca sportiva.

      Enciclop. Caccia Italiana, 1947. (Codice CP/3374) Dieci annate rilegate in 10 volumi in 8°, più di 6000 pagine. Importante raccolta, comprende tutto il pubblicato (maggio '47 - dicembre '56) del noto periodico venatorio fondato e diretto da F.Ceroni Giacometti. Cfr. Ceresoli, 560. Resoconti, aneddoti, novelle, storia, balistica, cinofilia,curiosità e problemi venatori, varie pubblicità, recensioni e piccoli annunci. Tra i collaboratori G.Colombo, E.D'Andrea, G.Cavina, G.Conti e molti altri. Copertine originali conservate. Raffinate, eleganti legature d'amatore m.pelle antichizzata e angoli, nervetti e scomparti ornati in oro, doppi tasselli e titoli oro, sguardie marmorizzate. Preziosa e rara raccolta in condizioni perfette. Euro 1500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Ecrit sur l?Eau

      1947 - Paris Emile-Paul Frères 1947 1 vol. in-4 (23 5x28 5) demi-maroquin gros grains à coins de couleur havane dos lisse mosaïqué avec un jeu de feuillage et de filet or vert pâle et vert foncé filets dorés sur les plats tête dorée couv. illustrée conservée sous étui (reliure de Georges COURS) 31 eaux-fortes originales par GRAU-SALA dont 1 frontispice en couleurs 15 hors-texte et 15 e.-f. dans le texte en camaïeux de bleu nuit. Tirage à 400 ex. 1/350 ex sur vélin de Lana. (L?Edition Originale de cet Ouvrage reçu le prix Goncourt en 1908) Superbe Exemplaire [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NO. 28932 MÓWI--: ORANIENBURG.

      W Poznaniu: Rotograwiura Drukarni sw. Wojciecha pod Zarzadem Panstwowym,. 1947. Paperback. 1st edition. Portfolio, Folio-size, [4] p., xvi leaves of plates, all illustrations. 32 cm. Text in Polish . 16 duotone watercolors of camp life, each accompanied by a textual description of a paragraph or two in the introduction. SUBJECT(S): Geographic: Oranienburg (Concentration camp) -- Pictorial works. Sachsenhausen (Brandenburg, Germany : Concentration camp) -- Pictorial works. OCLC lists only 3 sets worldwide (Yale, U of Illinois, NANTERRE-BDIC in France), none in New York and None in Poland. Extremely scarce. Some images from this portfolio (not originals, but prints, from this very edition, the same as these) are on display via the Museum of the Jews in Poland (in Warsaw) Former owner's numbers in margins of plates, not affecting images. Plates and introduction in Good Condition; Original portfolio with dramatic color graphic on cover is present, but lacks spine and shows heavy wear. (holo2-125-9) .

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        Cahier d'un retour au pays natal EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Bordas, 1947. Fine. Bordas, Paris 1947, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition on ordinary paper. With an autograph inscription from Aimé Césaire to Albert Béguin. A very good copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Envoi autographe signé d'Aimé Césaire à Albert Béguin. Bel exemplaire.

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

      Milano,, 1947-1951.. 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.

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        The Ancient Na-Khi Kingdom of Southwest China, complete in 2 volumes

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Complete set in 2 volumes. 1947, First Edition. Hardcover, large 8vos., original navy cloth. Total of 554 pp. Both volumes profusely illustrated with b&w photos. 4 folding maps present and housed in envelope at rear of the second volume. Fine, sharp, clean copies, in Very Good dust jackets. Both DJs are price-clipped and lightly faded; stubborn, small price-sticker on front panel of both DJs. A rare and important survey of Dr. Rock's explorations of this remote Chinese land. Complete set in 2 volumes.

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        Mains Libres

      1947. Signed. (MAN RAY) ELUARD, Paul. Les Mains Libres. (Montrouge): Gallimard, (1947). Square octavo, original cream paper wrappers. $1500.Limited second edition, number 2081 of 2375 copies, with Ray’s surrealistic line-cut illustrations, inscribed on the title page within Man Ray’s original drawing of a hand and eyes: “For Doris & Philip, Man Ray, Paris 1956.”Ray and Eluard collaborated on several books of poems, starting with Facile in 1935. First published in 1937, this is their second and more voluminous production. “The cohesion between text and [illustration]… suggests analogies with musical orchestration of theme and variation” (Hubert, 73-74). Ray’s original drawing in this copy employs the hand and eye motifs common throughout. Interior fine. Spine with expert repair. An extremely good copy, inscribed and embellished.

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        Cizek, Franz- Students, Inscribed by Both] Der Kleine Engel in Osterreich

      Amandus, Vienna 1947 - 4to. Color pictorial paper covered card boards. 34pp. Full-page color lithograph illustrations by E. and M. Prouza, the 14 year-old students who illustrated this work under the direction of Franz Cizek School. Inscribed in four lines by the sisters on front free endsheet and signed, "Edith Prouza and Martha Prouza, Wien, 28. VI 1948." Slight wear to corners, else near fine. Most scarce with this remarkable presentation inscription by the two juvenile sisters under the famed direction of Franz Cizek. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Cizek, Franz- Students, Inscribed by Both] Der Kleine Engel in Osterreich

      Vienna: Amandus, 1947. First edition. 4to. Color pictorial paper covered card boards. 34pp. Full-page color lithograph illustrations by E. and M. Prouza, the 14 year-old students who illustrated this work under the direction of Franz Cizek School. Inscribed in four lines by the sisters on front free endsheet and signed, "Edith Prouza and Martha Prouza, Wien, 28. VI 1948." Slight wear to corners, else near fine. Most scarce with this remarkable presentation inscription by the two juvenile sisters under the famed direction of Franz Cizek.

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        HaBoker

      Jerusalem, November 30, 1947. Good. (NEWSPAPER) HaBoker. (Jerusalem), November 30, 1947. Some folding creases, marginal tears not affecting text, overall Good condition. Reporting on UN General Assembly Resolution 181 to partition Palestine and create a Jewish State (Israel). Headline next to the banner: “How the Good News was Received in Flushing Meadow.” Main Headline: “After the Nations of the World Recognition of Israel’s Freedom in its Land ‘ Joy and Preparation for the Jewish State.” Headline under the pictures” “Silver: The Decision Adds Eternal Honor to the UN.” Headline in lower part of page: “A Night of Joy and Dancing in the Country’s Cities and Settlement.”

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        DARK OF THE MOON: POEMS OF FANTASY AND THE MACABRE

      Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947. First edition. A fine copy in fine first state dust jacket (printed in green and black and priced "$3.00" on front flap) with a touch of wear to corner tips and spine ends and a tiny closed tear to base of front panel (5 mm), some soiling and toning to rear panel. Errata slip tipped in at copyright pages. (18640). Octavo, cloth. Dark of the Moon is the first Arkham collection of macabre poetry. 65 poets are represented in this volume, from William Blake, Robert Burns and Goethe to H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith and Frank Belknap Long.

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        A Soul for Sale

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1947. First. First edition. Fine in a very good or better dustwrapper with a tear near the crown and a rubbed spot on the spine. A nice copy of a scarce poetry title. .

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        Curious George Gets a Job

      Houghton Mifflin 1947 - A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. First edition with matching year on title page and copyright page, original price of $2.50 on front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1947 - ("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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        FIVE ON KIRRIN ISLAND AGAIN

      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1947. 1st edition.. Hardback. Fine/Very Good. Illustrated by Soper, Eileen. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper. Light blue ribbed boards with black title to spine. Colour frontis. Two-tone illustrations. 192 pages. Dark blue, black and white pictorial endpapers. Minimal bumping to spine ends else a fine copy. Original dustwrapper is slightly worn to spine and corners with a couple of small tape repairs on verso and a small piece of loss to top of spine which has been cleverly disguised. [R]

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        VER SACRUM. Neue Hefte für Kunst und Literatur (3. Jahrgang). Herausgegeben von Otto Breicha, Hilde Spiel, Georg Eisler und der Wiener Secession.

      Vorzugsausgabe in Kassette. 30 x 28 cm. Kassette 31 x 29 cm. 87 S. 1 Bl. Illustr. OKt. (Hasso Tscholl). Transparenter Umschlag. Plastische Kassette von Gerri Zotter. Die seltene und gesuchte Ausgabe B, eines von 135 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. Die Kassette wurde nach Entwurf Zotters von Anton Dölzer hergestellt, Pappe mit Papierbezug (Backsteinmuster), ausgespart ein Fenster mit grünem Plastikbaum. Mit den 6 numerierten und signierten Originalradierungen von Georg Eisler (Abdrucke von 3 Platten 1947-1951 auf einem Blatt: Elias Canetti und Viktor Matejka), Alfred Hrdlicka, Heinz Stangl, Fritz Wotruba, Erich (Arik) Brauer und Jorge Castillo. Textbeiträge im Erstdruck von Reinhard Priessnitz über Wittgenstein (seine Frau Cora Pongracz ist mit einem Foto der Volksschule in Puchberg vertreten), Bernhard Leitner, Thomas Bernhards Brief an Hilde Spiel in Sachen Wittgenstein, Hans Heinz Hahnl über Robert Müller, Felix de Mendelssohn über englische Dichtung, Gerhard Rühm, Elfriede Gerstl, W.G. Fischer, Ilse Aichinger, Wieland Schmied über Brauer, Abbildungen von Arnulf Rainer, Lui Dimanche, Peter Pongratz, Franz Ringel u.a. Von diesem Versuch einer bibliophilen Ansprüchen gerecht werdenden Dokumentation von Kunst und Literatur in Österreich nach 1945, in Format und Aufmachung der gleichnamigen Zeitschrift der Wiener Secession verpflichtet, erschienen zwischen 1969 und 1974 fünf Ausgaben, bezeichnet jeweils als 'Jahrgang' ohne Ziffer (1973 nicht erschienen). - Schönes Exemplar, die Kassette an den Kanten leicht berieben.

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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.

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

      8. 126 S. OHLn. (= Bollingen Series IX). 1.Ausgabe, mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Hermann Broch "To Betty and Phil affectionatley X-mas 1947 Hermann", und dem Erstdruck seines Aufsatzes: The Style of the Mythical Age (24 S.). Broch (1886-1951) lebte zu dieser Zeit noch bei Erich von Kahler, im Genuss des Bollingen-Stipendiums, im Verlag war sein 'Tod des Vergil' deutsch und englisch erschienen. Bespaloff (1895-1949 Selbstmord) war eine aus der Ukraine stammende, französische Literaturwissenschaftlerin, seit 1942 in den USA. Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) war sehr bald eng mit Hannah Arendt befreundet. - Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        L'écharpe de suie. Aquarelles de Charles Picard Le Doux

      Editions de la couronne - Paris, 1947, in-folio en feuilles sous couvertures rempliées, chemise et étui. 66pp. Edition originale et première édition illustrée. Tirage à 176 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 100 sur pur fil du Marais comprenant les 16 aquarelles hors-texte de Picard Le Doux sur Arches pur fil. La mise en couleurs a été effectuée à la main au pochoir par Dreux-Barry sous la direction de l'artiste. Parfait état pour cet ouvrage peu courant. Les aquarelles de Picard Le Doux sont d'un trait vif et vigoureusement colorées, en parfaite adéquation avec la lumière crue et la lourde atmosphère des bordels qu'évoque le texte de Mac Orlan. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Beschreibung einer Landschaft. Ein Stück Tagebuch. Als Manuskript gedruckt.

      Bern, Stämpfli, 1947.. Oktav, Org.-Broschur,25 (+ 1) S., 1 Bl., Fadenbindung, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Privatdruck für Freunde. - Erste Ausgabe. Mileck III, 127.

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

      (New York) Pantheon Books, (1947). - 8°. 126 S. OHLn. (= Bollingen Series IX). 1.Ausgabe, mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Hermann Broch "To Betty and Phil affectionatley X-mas 1947 Hermann", und dem Erstdruck seines Aufsatzes: The Style of the Mythical Age (24 S.). Broch (1886-1951) lebte zu dieser Zeit noch bei Erich von Kahler, im Genuss des Bollingen-Stipendiums, im Verlag war sein 'Tod des Vergil' deutsch und englisch erschienen. Bespaloff (1895-1949 Selbstmord) war eine aus der Ukraine stammende, französische Literaturwissenschaftlerin, seit 1942 in den USA. Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) war sehr bald eng mit Hannah Arendt befreundet. - Sehr schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Gallery [1st 1947 Homosexuality In War Time, Signed, Inscribed]

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, NY 1947 - 342 pages; John Horne Burns (October 7, 1916 Ð August 11, 1953) was a United States writer, the author of three novels. The first, The Gallery (1947) , is his best known work, which was very well received. Width: 6" Height: 8.5". Irst edition is bound in black boards with original pictorial dust jacket with price of $3.00. The volume features the rare signature of Burns with an inscription on the front free endpaper: "To Marjorie / with all best wishes / John Horne Burns." At Loomis, he completed The Gallery, his best-known work by far, on April 23, 1946. Several publishers rejected it before Harper & Row published it in June 1947 and it became a best-seller. It depicted life in Allied-occupied North Africa and Naples in 1944 from the perspective of several different characters. Without sentimentality, Burns explored the average man's resentment of the military, his struggle to assert his individuality within the complex war effort, the tension between officers and enlisted men, the psychological effects of dislocation, economic and social inequality between the Americans and those they defeated, the experience of homosexual military personnel, and the popular life of Naples in 1944 under the Allied occupation . Volume is sound and clean with deep black and some blue and gilt stamping. Text is well written and interesting. Dust jacket has chipping to extremities with 5/8" Loss to crown just short of printing. So stated 1st edition. ; Signed by Author; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Elementary Nuclear Theory: A Short Course on Selected Topics

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1947. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine Book/Very Good + / Near Fine DJ. Signed by Robert Bacher. Vii, 147 Pp. With The Ownership Signature Of Cal Tech Physicist Robert F Bacher, Who Followed Hans Bethe To Cornell In 1935, Where He Started Doing Experimental Work In Nuclear Physics With Bethe And Left Theoretical Work Behind. Bethe And Bacher Co-Authored Some Of Their Published Work While At Cornell. Bacher Was Quickly Promoted To Full Professor And Director Of The Laboratory Of Nuclear Studies. Early On, He Had Felt That The United States Needed To Start Doing War Work, And When Lee Dubridge, Head Of The Radiation Lab Working On Radar At Mit, Summoned Him There In 1941, He Went. Then, Late In 1942, Oppenheimer, Who Had Been One Of Bacher's Instructors Earlier At Caltech, Approached Bacher About A New Lab For Nuclear Weapons Work That Was Just Starting Up And The Following Spring Asked Him To Join The Manhattan Project. Bacher Declined Initially, Telling Oppenheimer That What He Needed Was Engineers. Ultimately, When Oppenheimer Made A Commitment To Hiring More Engineers And Made Him Head Of The Experimental Physics Division, Bacher Signed On. From The Beginning, Bacher Was Firmly Opposed To Making Los Alamos A Military Lab And Persuaded Oppenheimer, Who Had Agreed To Take A Commission As Lieutenant Colonel And Had Already Ordered His Uniforms, To Keep It Under Civilian Control, At Least Until They Had Enough Fissionable Material For A Bomb. When The Project Was Reorganized In July 1944 To Speed Work On Implosion, Bacher'S Experimental Physics Division Was Split, And He Was Put In Charge Of The G (For Gadget], The Code Name For The Bomb Division. Bacher Personally Escorted The First Bomb To The Test Site In July Of 1945. In 1946 He Was Awarded The President'S Medal For Merit For His Work On The Manhattan Project. Bacher Returned To Cornell, Hoping To Get Back To High-Energy Physics, But The Bomb'S Aftermath Continued To Involve Him. He Felt Strongly That There Should Be Some Sort Of International Control Of Atomic Weapons And Worked Hard On Negotiations With The Soviet Union. He Admitted In His Oral History That This Was Perhaps Idealistic, But Thought That Getting This Technology Out In The Open Might Have Avoided The Subsequent Cold War. When The Atomic Energy Commission Was Established, Bacher Served As The Only Scientist Among Its Members; He Had Tried To Decline The Post But Took It On When He Learned That There Would Be No Scientist At All If He Didn'T Accept. While A Member Of The Aec, He Pushed For The Development Of Nuclear Submarines And Breeder Reactors For Commercial Power. In The Meantime, Lee Dubridge, Now President Of Caltech, Offered Him A Position As Chairman Of The Division Of Physics, Mathematics And Astronomy Or As Just A Professor, Whichever He Preferred. "The Decision I Came To Was A Fateful One And Probably Illustrates A Major Failing In My Makeup," Bacher Said In The Oral History. What He Saw As A Major Failing In His Makeup Was, In Fact, A Superb Talent For Envisioning The Future And Leading The Institute Into It. After Getting A Commitment That The Institute Would Support A Program In High-Energy Physics, Both Theoretical And Experimental, Bacher Arrived In 1949. One Of His First Hires In High-Energy Physics Was Robert Walker, Whom He Had Known At Los Alamos And Cornell. Another Of Bacher'S Early Recruits Was Richard Feynman, Who Was Reportedly Feeling "Unsettled" At Cornell; Bacher Persuaded Him To Sign On At Caltech With A Sabbatical Year In Brazil In Between. Feynman Then Settled In Pasadena In 1951 For The Rest Of His Career. Now, With Feynman And Robert Christy, Who Had Come In 1946, Bacher Felt He Had The Two Most Outstanding Theorists From Los Alamos. Then In 1955 He Also Hired Murray Gell-Mann. On The Experimental Side, He Presided Over The Construction Of Caltech'S Electron Synchrotron, One Of The First High-Energy Particle Accelerators In The Country.

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        Hang a pokolból: egy tizenhétéves Iskoláslány önvallomásai a németországi haláltáborokból (A voice from hell: A seventeen-year-old schoolgirl confession in Germany's death camps) [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]

      Budapest: Officina nyomda és kiadóvállalat Kft (Felelós vezetó : Román Imre), 1947. First edition. Softcover. f to g+. Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4"). 96pp. Original printed dust-jacket pasted on blind grey wrappers, with black lettering to spine, and red and black lettering to front cover. Title page signed by the author.A collection of narrative Holocaust poems written by a 17-year-old schoolgirl who spent the last two years of the war (1944 and 1945) in the infamous Auschwitz death camp.Dust-jacket slightly sunned and foxed, and partly chipped along spine and at lower margin of front cover. Pages evenly age-toned throughout. Text in Hungarian. Dust-jacket in overall fair, wrappers in good, interior in good+ condition.

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        Rocket Ship Galileo

      Scribners 1947 - A very good first edition (with the Scribner's A and seal on the copyright page) in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the original price of $2.00 still present on the front flap. Some tanning from off-setting on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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