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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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        Photo Album]: On Board the U.S.S. Mariposa

      1947 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 13". String-tied black leather. Contains 190 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.75" x 2.5" and 8" x 11", with captions and 20 pictorial postcards. Very good photo album with some mustiness, rubbing, and slight edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a sailor while serving on board the S.S. *Mariposa* and S.S. *Aberdeen Victory* during and after World War II between 1944 and 1947. The album begins with photos of the *Mariposa* docked in Newport News, Virginia in 1945 followed by a large photo of the S.S. *Aberdeen Victory* in Marseille in 1947 with a caption that reads, "went around the world in this ship." One page includes a collection of portrait photos of young women he met on his travels with their location captioned under the photo including the Philippines, Brazil, Panama, and England. The *Mariposa* is photographed thoroughly including the rigging, kitchen, sleeping quarters, and upper decks. One section is captioned "Life Aboard S.S. Mariposa (when not working)" and shows the men "getting the sun" and playing a game they created called "Fork-U." There are also photos from the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean featuring the North Atlantic in winter and the Rock of Gibraltar. The Pacific Ocean is also pictured with photos of a "goony bird following the ship" and an "island in the distance on the Pacific." The *Aberdeen* is also photographed in a section titled "Aberdeen Victory views 1947" which shows the church altar aboard the ship and "unloading by crane in Bombay." The men of the *Aberdeen* are also seen washing clothes and peeling potatoes. The crew enjoyed time off the ship as well, and photos of leave in the Panama Canal Zone are featured. They went to bars including the Florida club and flirted with local girls. When traveling past San Francisco the compiler photographed Alcatraz and the Army docks where the Navy ships were kept.The sailor also collected a number of pictorial postcards from his stop in Hawaii which feature Hawaiian tropical foliage, scenes of life on the island, and various landmarks. While in Hawaii he photographed Wakiki beach and downtown Honolulu with images of street scenes and buildings. Much of his time was spent island hopping in the Pacific to places such as Pago Pago in American Samoa, the Philippines, and Fiji where they spent a majority of their time in Suva. These photos show native houses, beaches, and the local people of the islands. One well-composed photo shows sailors walking up the docks with the *Mariposa* in the background; another shows their sister ship in the docks at Suva. While in Suva the compiler also photographed the local policemen in uniform, the botanical gardens, and the hotel. One photo shows an aerial view of people on a beach and is captioned "war brides and visitors on dock." Later in the album there are professional images of a volcanic eruption in New Guinea which took place in 1937. Another section of professional photos shows before and after shots of Manila depicting the effects of World War II. Photos from Brisbane, Australia show docks with the *Mariposa's* imposing hull in view as well as a seaplane flying over head. The city of Brisbane is also seen throughout with photos of shops and people of the area. They also stopped at Penang Island in the Malayan Straits which features photos of children, temples, and native workers. The final pages are from India and Ceylon with photos of dances, buildings, and a guide with a camel.An extensive collection of photographs detailing a sailor's time with the Navy at the end of World War II. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Katholische Familien- Bibel. Die Heilige Schrift des Alten ind des Neuen Testamentes.

      Fraumunster, Zurich 1947 - A German bible with the old and new testaments including over 60 illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Quagga Books]
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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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        History and Bibliography of American Newspapers 1690-1820

      American Antiquarian Society, Worcester MA 1947 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mike's Library]
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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]

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        19 STORIES

      Heinemann 1947 - First edition. Original blue cloth with silver titles on spine in a cream printed dustwrapper. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper with faint tanning to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        New Excursions into English Poetry. The complete seven volume series comprising, English Scottish and Welsh Landscape, The Poet's Eye, Sea Poems, Poems of Death, Soldiers' Verse, Travellers' Verse and Poems of Sleep and Dream.

      Frederick Muller, 'New Excursions into English Poetry' series, London 1944-1947. - First Editions (first printings) of the W.J.Turner and Sheila Shannon edited series of verse anthologies, each magnificently illustrated by a different artist. Individual volumes as follows: "English Scottish and Welsh Landscape 1700-c. 1860." (1944). Chosen by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor and illustrated with twelve splendid full page colour lithographs by Piper, prepared especially for this publication, plus another reproduced double-spread on the covers. 8vo. 121pp. A touch of superficial creasing to the front free endpaper. A very good copy non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, just a little chafed at spine ends and with a single tiny tear to the lower edge and a little accompanying creasing. "The Poet's Eye; or Visionary Poems and Passages" (1944). Verses chosen by Geoffrey Grigson with sixteen original colour lithographic plates by John Craxton, prepared especially for this publication, plus two more reproduced on the covers, and a series of line drawings in the text. 8vo. 122pp. A minor slant to the binding. Very good in non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, a little tanned and dust marked with three or four tiny slivers of loss to extremities."Sea Poems" (1944). Chosen by Myfanwy Piper who also provides an introduction, and with sixteen original colour lithographs by Mona Moore. 8vo. 120pp. Edges lightly spotted. Very good in non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, lightly spotted and chafed in places, the backstrip just a little darkened and with several tiny slivers of loss to the spine ends. "Poems of Death" (1945). Verses chosen by Phoebe Pool and illustrated with sixteen specially prepared colour lithographs by Michael Ayrton, plus another reproduced double spread on the boards. 8vo. 112pp. Minor slant to the binding. A virtually fine copy in price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper with just a hint of minor chafing and a tiny sliver of loss to the head of the spine panel. "Soldier's Verse". (1945). Verses chosen by Patric Dickinson and illustrated with twelve superb colour lithographs by William Scott, prepared especially for this publication, plus another reproduced double-spread on the covers. 8vo.119pp. Top edge dust marked and with just a trace of spotting to the endpapers. A very good copy in non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, a little tanned, spotted and chafed with a centimetre of loss from the head of the spine panel and two more tiny slivers from the base. "Travellers' Verse" (1946). Chosen by M.G.Lloyd Thomas and with sixteen original colour lithographs by Edward Bawden and another reproduced double-spread on the covers. 8vo. 120pp. Spine ends lightly rubbed and a little dust marked and spotted at the top edge with some very light partial browning to endpapers. Very good in non-price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, lightly chafed at spine ends with a single tiny closed tear and several tiny fractions of loss. "Poems of Sleep and Dream" (1947). Chosen by Carol Stewart and with sixteen original colour lithographs by Robert Colquhoun, and another repeated double-spread on the covers. 8vo. 127pp. Top edge dust marked, boards lightly bowed and with some light partial browning to the endpapers. Former owner name inked to the head of the front free endpaper. Very good in price-clipped pictorial dust wrapper, lightly tanned at the spine panel with one short closed tear and several tiny slivers of loss. A super set of the complete seven-volume series, each beautifully illustrated and housed in the original pictorial dust wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Frà dà ric-Charles Bargone, who published mainly under the pseudonym Claude Farrà re, 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        CARTAS DISTRITAIS DAS ESTRADAS NACIONAIS.

      - Serviço de Cadastro. Repartição Técnica. Direcção dos Serviços de Conservação. J. A. E. - Junta Autónoma das Estradas. Lisboa. 1947. In fólio máximo (de 61x86 cm) com 19 cartas de página dupla montadas em tela, coloridas manualmente e assinadas em fac-simile (ozalid). Colecção de cartas cadastrais dos trabalhos rodoviários executados e a executar ilustrados em 18 cartas na escala 1 / 200.000. e em 1 carta na escala 1 / 50.000 (carta de pormenor da cidade de Lisboa). Impressões obtidas em papel ozalid, dito processo em ozalid (ver descrição dete processo adiante). Autores mencionados no canto inferior dos mapas: desenhadores Celso Rodrigues e António Cristino, mapas concluidos por Celestino Teixeira; e sob a responsabilidade do engenheiro Silva Carvalho. Encadernação da época executada pelos próprios serviços em tela (dita pele diabo) com rótulo vermelho sobre a na pasta anterior com a designação do título da colecção. A colecção de mapas apresenta exclusivamente os distritos de Portugal continental. As cartas distritais contêm uma legenda com «Convenções»; e apresentam mapas de pormenor (esquemas radiais) com detalhes das aproximações rodoviárias às principais localidades. Cada mapa apresenta um conjunto de legendas que apresentam alguma variação nos seus items/icones geográficos. Os icones encontram-se coloridos manualmente a guache (ou aguarela espessa) com um enorme detalhe no interior de cada pequeno simbolo. Os mesmos distribuem-se pelo interior das respectivas cartas com igual qualidade de execução manual. As estradas e os limites de cada distrito encontram-se igualmente delineadas a guache colorido com a respectiva convenção geográfica. As convenções geográficas são as seguintes: Farol, Farolim, Porto de pesca, Praia, Abrigo, Casa de cantoneiros (simples e duplas), Pousada, Base naval, Termas, Ruinas arqueologicas, Pontes, Antes, Minas, Socorros médicos, Castelos, Campos de aviação, Pontos de vista (miradouros), Barragem construída, Barragem projectada, Antiga estrada nacional desclassificada, mas ainda a cargo da JAE para efeitos de conservação., Estrada principal, Estrada de 1ª classe, Estrada de 2ª classe, Estrada de 3ª classe, Estrada em construcção, Estrada em estudo. Notar no mapa de Lisboa a previsão da construção da autoestrada para Cascais e da CREL. Ozalid [marca registada] é um processo de impressão fotossensível, possível das imagens serem obtidas por contacto das telas de aquitectura que foram inicialmente elaboradas em papel vegetal, sendo a revelação das folhas de ozalid feita através do processo químico. Este processo foi pela primeira vez registado na Alemanha em 1923 e nos EUA em 1929. O processo químico da impressão obtêm-se com a exposição à luz ultravioleta e ao gás amoníaco. O papel ozalid permite reproduzir a imagem monocromática de um original em negativo, em fotolito ou filme, em papel vegetal ou em outro tipo de transparência. Este sistema poupava o recurso à complexa impressão em offset. Assim a impressão neste papel passou a ser sinónimo da última prova de um trabalho antes de ser definitivamente impresso, isto é, antes de se fabricar a chapa que dará entrada nas máquinas de offset. Com a introdução, nos primeiros anos do Séc. XXI, dos sistemas computadorizados, sem precisar de fotolitos, as provas em ozalid desapareceram e foram substituídas por impressões digitais. Este atlas das Cartas Distritais poderá tratar-se de um trabalho final para impressão tipográfica, entretanto não efectuado. Location/localizacao: 5-4-A

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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]

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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

      SIGNE/ SIGNED/ SIGNIERT PAR LARTISTE ANDRE MASSON ET LES AUTEURS MICHEL LEIRIS ET GEORGE LIMBOUR: M. LEIRIS ET G. LIMBOUR - ANDRE MASSON ET SON UNIVERS - EDITIONS DES TROIS COLLINES - GENEVE PARIS 1947 - (COLLECTION LES GRANDS PEINTRES PAR LEURS AMIS) - BROSCHUR/ FADENBINDUNG/ UMSCHLAG ABNEHMBAR - 241 SEITEN + 8 unpag. SEITEN, m. zahlr. s/w- u. 4 farb. Abb. (FORET, PAYSAGE AUX PRODIGES, AURORE, LE PAIN) - DIE ABBILDUNGEN BEFINDEN SICH AUSSERHALB DES TEXTES, SIND ABER IN DIE PAGINIERUNG MIT EINGESCHLOSSEN - FORMAT DES EXEMPLARS: ca. 24,5 x 19 x 2,7 cm - GEWICHT: ca. 1.000 g - "IL A ETE TIRE DE CET OUVRAGE QUARANTE-CINQ EXEMPLAIRES SUR VELIN DARCHES A LA FORME, PUR CHIFFON, DONT CINQ HORS COMMERCE, NUMEROTES DE I à XL ET MARQUES DE A à E, TOUS SIGNES PAR LARTISTE ET LES AUTEURS." - EXEMPLAR/ EXEMPLAIR No. XXXIX WIE ABGEBILDET MIT (VORSORGLICH) DEUTLICHEN ALTERS-, LAGER- UND GEBRAUCHSSPUREN, BRÄUNUNGSFLECKEN, BESCHÄDIGUNGEN UND LAGERGERUCH - EINBAND, PAPIER, BUCHSCHNITT NACHGEDUNKELT - BIS AUF DIE HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN ORIGINAL-SIGNATUREN KEINE WEITEREN HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN EINTRÄGE, MARKIERUNGEN ODER BESITZVERMERKE - SORGFÄLTIGER VERSAND - LIEFERZEIT/ BRD ca. 7 TAGE nach Zahlungseingang (manchmal schneller) - BITTE BEACHTEN: KEIN VERSAND AN PACKSTATIONEN - ANFRAGEN WERDEN GERN BEANTWORTET! (h32) - André Masson (1896-1987) franz. Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer. Schloss sich 1924 den Surrealisten an, enger Freund von George Battaille. 1938 stellte er zusammen mit in- und ausländischen Künstlerkollegen in der Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie Beaux-Arts, in Paris aus. Zu Beginn des zweiten Weltkrieges lebte Masson in Spanien, emigrierte dann beim Vormarsch der Deutschen 1942 in die USA (zeitweise lebte er auch auf Martinique) und kehrte 1945 nach Frankreich zurück. André Masson war Teilnehmer der ersten drei documenta-Ausstellungen in Kassel.

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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.

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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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        BARCELONA VISTA PER DIONIS BAIXERAS

      - 1947 Aymà, Barcelona 50 dibuixos i un estudi previ per Agustí Duran Sanpere. 50 làmines en b/n. 100 p. 40x30 cm. Enq. rústica. Amb estoig en tela. Edició numerada 196/300 ejempls. Bibliofilia Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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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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        Lettre Dactylographiée De Monseigneur A.G.Roncalli ,futur Pape Jean XXIII , En 1947. "Bénediction Apostolique" Pour Mr & Mme Lo Duca

      Paris 1947 - une lettre dactylographiée : adresse de tout coeur à Monsieur Joseph LO DUCA et à Mademoiselle.à l'occasion de leur mariage ses voeux paternels de bonheur chrétien .et leur accorde la Bénédiction Apostolique. adressée par Sa Sainteté le Pape Pie XII .et signé par le Nonce apostolique de Paris (en 1947) Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli ,(futur Pape Jean XXIII). Rarissime Size: 20x27cm

      [Bookseller: françois lo duca]
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        A small archive of William typescripts, photographs and ephemera.

      - [1930s and '40s]. A collection of typescripts, photographs, and ephemeral material relating to Richmal Crompton's William including: an annotated 112-page working mimeographed typescript for More Just William by Zillah and Alick Hayes, which was performed at the London Palladium in 1947 with Billy Nelson Junior as William; a "Reading Copy" typescript of William's Half-Holiday, a play in one act by Ireland Wood, adapted from a short story by Richmal Crompton; 6 theatre programmes of William productions; the souvenir booklet for the film "Just William's Luck" (1948); a film programme of "Just William" (1939) signed "All the best, Richard Lupend"; a piece of piano music Just William; and at least 27 black-and-white photographer's stills, studio shots, and publicity cards from the 1940s, some signed by child actors, including John Clark and Jacqueline Boyes. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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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! - www.antiquariat-birk.de -

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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]

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        Typed letter signed ("Geo. Orwell") with an autograph insertion.

      Barnhill, Jura, Argyllshire, 26. VIII. 1947. - 4to. 2½ pp. on 2 ff. Highly important autobiographical statement, composed on the Isle of Jura while writing "1984", and but a week after narrowly escaping drowning in the notorious Corryvreckan Whirlpool. The three-page-letter to the editor Richard Usborne was written to furnish him with a sketch of his life and thought, in response to his enquiry: "[.] After leaving school I served five years in the Imperial Police in Burma, but the job was totally unsuited to me and I resigned [.] I am a widower with a son aged a little over 3 [.] I [have] started a novel which I hope to finish by the spring of 1948. I am trying not to do anything else while I get on with this [.] I mean to spend the winter in Jura this year, partly because I never seem to get any continuous work done in London, partly because I think it will be a little easier to keep warm here [.]". Orwell, of course, had a greater struggle to finish '1984' than he here anticipates, being admitted to hospital early in 1948, after only the first draft was ready, and further ruining his health in a race against time to finish the book. It was finally published on 8 June 1949, seven months before his death. - The longest part of this remarkable letter is devoted to the development of those political beliefs that inform and inspired his opus magnum: "[.] As to politics, I was only intermittently interested in the subject until about 1935, though I think I can say I was always more or less 'left.' In 'Wigan Pier' I first tried to thrash out my ideas. I felt, as I still do, that there are huge deficiencies in the whole conception of Socialism, and I was still wondering there was any other way out. After having a fairly good look at British industrialism at its worst, ie. in the mining areas, I came to the conclusion that it is a duty to work for Socialism even if one is not emotionally drawn to it, because the continuance of the present conditions is simply not tolerable, and no solution except some kind of collectivism is viable, because that is what the mass of people want. About the same time I became infected with a horror of totalitarianism, which indeed I already had in the form of hostility towards the Catholic Church. I fought for six months (1936-7) in Spain on the side of Government, and had the misfortune to be mixed up in the internal struggle on the Government side, which left me with the conviction that there is not much to choose between Communism and Fascism, though for various reasons I would choose Communism if there were no other choice open. I have been vaguely associated with Trotskyists and Anarchists, and more closely with the left wing of the Labour Party (the Bevan-Foot end of it) [.] But I have never belonged to a political party, and I believe that even politically I am more valuable if I record what I believe to be true and refuse to toe a party line [.]". Usborne was at the time assistant editor to Macdonald Hastings at The Strand, and was to go on to write two classic studies, "Clubland Heroes" (1953) and "Wodehouse at Work" (1961), as well as completing Wodehouse's last novel, "Sunset at Blandings" (1977). This milieu, that Usborne was to make his own, held its fascination for Orwell as well, as exemplified by his essays on "Boys' Weeklies" (1939) and "In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse" (1945). John Rodden, in his review of Peter Davison's important 2010 collection of Orwell's correspondence (cf. below) which first included this letter, writes that "Orwell [here] furnishes a thousand-word summary regarding the evolution of his thinking on the warring ideologies of the day. Most important is his remark that 'there is not much to choose between Communism and Fascism.' Despite Orwell's status as the leading literary Cold Warrior of the West, critics and historians have not claimed that Orwell viewed communism as an evil equivalent to Nazism and fascism - not even his conservative or neoconservative admirers. Thus the statement to Richard Usborne represen

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        MORE DEATHS THAN ONE

      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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        STEEPLE BUSH

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 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. Size: Thin Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        MY LIFE STORY

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce (1947), New York - SIGNED by the great boxer on a special page tipped-in by the publisher. Illustrated with numerous photographs. There are two pencil autographs on the front endpaper, one of Bill Brandt, possibly the photographer, and another we are unable to decipher. Mild wear with some browning to the endpapers. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        My Life Story

      Duell, Sloane and Pearce 1947 - Signed by Author(s)first edition stated. boards are shelf rubbed and a little marked. the book is signed by Louis on the blank page opposite the thanking of Chester Washington and Haskell Cohen. there are no other inscriptions and the binding is excellent. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MÁRTIROK, JANKAI TIBOR RAJZAI

      Békéscsaba;tevan Kiadás, 1947. Original boards. Folio. [5], 16 plates. 35 cm. First edition. In Hungarian. 'Martyrs, Drawings by Tibor Jankai. ' Portfolio of sixteen tipped in reproductions of charcoal drawings about the holocaust by Tibor Jankay. Portfolio housed in printed wraps over boards. Edited by Bela Zsolt 1895

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books LLC]
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