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        Knizhka malyshke [A little book for a little kid]

      Zlatoust (Russkoe Zarubezhnoe Izdatel'stvo), München-Schleissheim 1947 - Oblong octavo (20.5 × 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 40 pp. Publisher's device to rear wrapper and numerous small black-and-white drawings throughout. About very good; some rust to staples and light wear to spine extremities. Rare anthology of Russian children's verse published by this publishing house of the Russian "displaced persons" (DP) camp Schleissheim, in the American occupied zone of Germany. Both the editor of the book, A. Kudriavtseva, and the illustrator, Robert Shlykevich, were likely displaced persons (nothing is known about them). The book consists of poems by a range of Russian authors, including Agniia Barto, who went on to win the Stalin Prize in 1949 for her work. Others represented in the book include: the nineteenth-century poet K. A. Peterson; Korney Chukovsky, a popular children's writer; and Sasha Chernyi, a Silver Age poet, children's author, and satirist, who emigrated after the Russian Revolution. Interestingly, in some instances the poems vary slightly from other versions of the well-known verse. For example, in Barto's "Snegir'" (1939) the first line is changed from "on the Arbat" (the famous boulevard in Moscow) to the more generic "on the prospect". The DP publisher Zlatoust was founded in 1946 and had anti-communist leanings; it published political works as well as children's literature, translations, high liter- ature and more popular books such as detective novels. Rare, with no copies in KVK, OCLC; not at the Russian State or National Library. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Under the Volcano

      Jonathan Cape, London 1947 - Cloth with red lettering to front board and spine. Two corners lightly bumped, corner of head of spine bumped and board edges and spine sunned. The text block is tight and the contents clean. The dust jacket is price clipped, edges with a number of shallow chips, especially to head and foot of spine. Crease to front panel of jacket, with a number of long tears along spine hinges, with a price sticker stating this as the 'first cheap edition 5s. net'. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISCO. Revista literaria.

      Bs.As., 1945-1947. - Nros. 1 a 10 //. Colección completa. 8vo., rústica. Director: Juan R. Wilcock. Colaboraciones: N. Cóccaro, P. Valéry, Supervielle, Stevenson, Quevedo, Silvina Ocampo, A. Mazzei, F. Tozzi, etc.

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        Typed Letter Signed while in exile in the United States

      Kew Gardens, NY, 1947. unbound. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, Kew Gardens, New York, February 18, 1947, providing a philanthropist with the name of a worthy German who is deserving of economic assistance during the post-war shortage crisis, in part: "...Emil Samorei has been a militant for the workers' cause since a very long time. Almost a youngster he stood in the 'Spartacus' front during World War I. Sent to the battle front he was crippled for the rest of his life. But his spirit was never broken. Soon, he became one of the courageous leaders of the Ruhr miners in their hard political and economic struggles. Under the Nazi terror he was caught by the Gestapo, terribly tortured and sentenced to hard labor. Only the fact that he was crippled in the war saved him from capital punishment. After ten years he left the prison almost paralyzed but with his old fighting spirit..." Usual folds with docketing notations presumably in Frolich's hand; very good(-) condition. German political activist and founding member of the Communist Party of Germany. Following the rise to power of Adolf Hitler in 1933, he was imprisoned in the Lichtenberg concentration camp, eventually fleeing to France and then the United States. He is best remembered as a pioneer biographer of the assassinated Communist Rosa Luxemburg.

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        PRISON MUSIC & ART: IV. broj Usmenih novina, Proslava 800 Godina Moskve [4th issue of the Oral Newspaper. Celabration of 800th Anniversary of Moscow].

      [Stara Gradiska, Croatia: September ] 1947 - Broadside, manuscript in black ink and aquarell 22,5 x 17,5 cm (8.9 x 6.9 inches) A unique manuscript broadside was made in the prison camp Stara Gradi_ka in Croatia in 1947, for a musical event at the 800th anniversary of Moscow, by the orchestra, organised by the inmates. During WWII Stara Gradi_ka was one of the most notorious concentration and extermination camps in Croatia during World War II and a subcamp of the Jesenovac concentration camp. It was liberated by the Partisans in April 1945. In the first years after WWII the same camp became a prison for political prisoners for people, active in the pro-Nazi Independent State of Croatia. This broadside of Oral Newspapers (a common term for wall newspapers and broadsides in and after WWII, when paper was scarce and sometimes literacy was low), was made by the orchestra, lead by Marijan Zuber (1913-2008), a prominent Croatian musician, from 1948 active in Varazdin.

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        Dreams That Money Can Buy

      NY: Films International, 1947. Paperback. Green wraps slightly darkened at the edges, otherwise a nice copy of this promotional booklet for Richter's film with a cover design by Max Ernst from his book La Semaine de bonte. One of the most influential members of the cinematic avant garde, Richter In this film made the bold attempt to introduce this work to a wider audience Using the framing story of a man who discovers how to craft and sell dreams to a series of anxious clients, Richter allotted each dream (seven in all) to artists who included Max Ernst, Fernand Leger, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and Alexander Calder. Some chose to reprise their work in cinematic form - Ernst recreates a sequence from his collage novel La Semaine de Bonte - and Richter uses music by composers ranging from Darius Milhaud and John Cage to Duke Ellington. Very good.

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        Haus der Künstler.

      Ätzradierung auf Bütten, handkoloriert. ca. 15 x 20 cm. Nr. 189 von 260 Exemplaren, eighd. signiert. - Johann Garber (1947) lebt und arbeitet in Gugging im Haus der Künstler seit 1981, er zeichnet mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail.

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        Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

      J. B. Lippincott Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Bennett, Richard. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. 119 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Minor soil to the boards with the top front board corner lightly bumped. Prior owner's name on the front free endpaper. Jacket lightly sunned at the spine with a few small tears and chips at the edges. Rear panel darkened.

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        Rue de la Gaîté. - Voyage en Bourgogne. - Précis de cuisine pour les jours heureux

      Edition, a 30 numbered copies on Rives BFK variously enriched, ours one of 14 hors commerce, deluxe edition after 4 more BFK Rives with, in addition, an original drawing Lucien Coutaud. Book illustrated with 4 original etchings by Lucien Coutaud. Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is full of his suite in black color and its sequel, here in pink. Back of the slightly faded shirt, slotted head case. Rare copy and pleasant. Les 13 épis Paris 1947 23x28,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        Typed Letter Signed as Attorney General

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

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        Waltz into Darkness

      J.B. Lippincott Company, Phil. And NY 1947 - Beautiful, fine book with bright burgundy titles on blue boards in bold dust jacket, with a few slight tears on edges and spine and light staining to back. Unclipped price of $2.75 on inner flap. This captivating novel by William Irish (pseudonym for Cornell Woolrich) was made into two different movies - Mississippi Mermaid in 1993 and Original Sin in 2002. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS DE LA FRANCE VINICOLE - LES EAUX-DE-VIE DE FRANCE - LE COGNAC’. Published by

      Louis Larmat, Paris 1947 - Large folio (45x33cm). Original wrappers printed in colours, with J. & F. Martell’s heraldic coat of arms added for this special edition. I-XII, 13-48pp. Complete with 6 large folding colour maps of the various wine producing areas around Cognac in southwest France and several graphics. Special limited edition, numbered No. 82, for the famous French firm J. & F. Martell in Cognac, with a 12-page supplement on the history of the Maison Martell, and various statistics, graphics and explanatory texts. - List of maps: 1) Carte Générale (48x66 cm); 2) Grande Champagne 40x58 cm); 3) Petite Chapagne et Borderies (57x42 cm); 4) Fins Bois; 5) Bons Bois (58x43 cm); 6) Bois Ordinaires & Bois Communs dits a Terroir (44x56 cm). Oberlé/Bibliothèque Bachique 247. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ombre de mon amour

      1947 - 171 pp. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). Büste, nahezu en face.

      - Holzschnitt, 1947, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 24,5:21 cm, Blattgröße 45,8:37,8 cm. Zimmermann WH 236. – Eins von 18 Exx. – Ungewöhnlich pastos gedruckter Abzug des eindrucksvollen Künstlerporträts auf chamoisfarbenem Bütten! Pankok, Mitglied der Gruppe „Neues Rheinland", erhielt 1936 durch die Nationalsozialisten Arbeitsverbot. 1946 wurde er Professor an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie.

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        Unité d'habitation à Marseille de Le Corbusier.-

      P., L'Homme et l'Architecture, numéro spécial, 11-14, 1947. - 31,5 x 24,5 cm, XVI +120 p., ill. dépl. Broché, couv. ill. Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Typed letter signed in dark blue ink to "Mrs. Koster" mentioning the composer's opera Albert Herring

      Albert Herring was first performed at Glyndebourne on June 20, 1947, with the composer conducting. Britten, a composer, conductor, and pianist, was a dominant force in English art music of the 20th century. "Notable among his musical and professional achievements are the revival of English opera, initiated by the success of Peter Grimes in 1945." Philip Brett et al in Grove Music Online.. 1 page. Folio (ca. 254 x 203 mm). Dated July 30, 1966. On stationery with "The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk" printed at head. Britten thanks Mrs. Koster for sending him the program of a performance of Albert Herring at the New England Conservatory. He is glad she is enjoying her teaching at the Conservatory, and sends "best wishes from myself and Peter Pears." "I was very touched that the performers should all sign the programme for me, and I would be very glad if you would thank them warmly. I am glad that your account of the performance was so favourable, because it cannot be easy for people who live so far from East Suffolk to catch its spirit. The arrival into the garden sounds something very special!" Slightly worn; creased at folds; very small perforation and short tear to blank upper margin, not affecting text.

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        Manuscrit autographe de "Correspondance de Paul Roulier-Davenel recueillie par Sacha Guitry" [ensemble] placards avec notes manuscrites. [ensemble] coupures de presse

      - S.n, S.l 1947, 39 feuillets. - Manoscritto autografo firmato da Sacha Guitry il capitolo finale di "Corrispondenza di Paul Roulier-Davenel raccolte da Sacha Guitry." Paging 166-170, è un'aggiunta al manoscritto - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Précieux et important manuscrit autographe signé de Sacha Guitry de Correspondance de Paul Roulier-Davenel recueillie par Sacha Guitry (1908-1910). Paul Roulier-Davenel est un auteur fictif, né dans l'esprit du jeune Guitry. En effet, celui-ci donna au journal Com

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        HAGADAH SHEL PESAH

      Ve-Sifriyat PoÂ’alim. [1947]. Pamphlet. Original Wraps. 8vo. [32] pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Unpaginated. Kibbutz Haggadot for Hashomer Hatzair, published the year before Statehood. Beautifully designed handwritten illustrations by Mordekhai Amitay, border decoration by Shraga Weil. Illustrated wraps printed in blue and brown ink. Subjects: Haggadot, Kibbutz. Passover. None on OCLC. Soiling to wraps, light pen marks in margins, minor wine stains, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. Very Scarce (HAG-16-30) .

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        The Electromagnetic Shift of Energy Levels (Bethe) WITH Fine Structure of the Hydrogen Atom by a Microwave Method, in Physical Review (Lamb) WITH Vol. 72, No. 3, August 1, 1947, pp. 241-243; pp. 339-341

      American Physical Society, Lancaster 1947 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of "The Electromagnetic Shift of Energy Levels," in which Bethe, considering the Lamb/Retherford discovery of the shift of the 2S-state of hydrogen upward in energy evidenced in "Fine Structure," took up an idea of Hans Kramer's that if one renormalized the mass of the electron ("taking into account its interaction with its own electromagnetic field, then only those parts of the self-energy which are not contained in the mass of the particle would be observable and amenable to experimentation") (Mehra, The Conceptual Completion, 1039). Full volume with many other papers of significance throughout."The main idea in Bethe's calculation was to use Kramer's renormalization procedure (although in a quantum, rather than a classical context) for the self-energy of the electron in a nonrelativistic consideration of this problem" (ibid). When done, Bethe had "completed the first non-relativistic computation of the shift of the lines of the hydrogen atom as measured by Lamb and Retherford. Despite the linmitations of the computation, agreement was excellent. [Bethe's] idea was simply to attach infinities to corrections at mass and charge that were actually fixed to a finite value by experiments. In this way, the infinities get absorbed in those constants and yield a finite result in good agreement with experiments. This procedure was named renormalization" (Wikipedia). WITH the FIRST EDITION of the paper in which Lamb announced the fine structure of the hydrogen atom, discovered the discrepancy in electromagnetic theory called the Lamb Shift, and began the revolution that led to Quantum Electrodynamics (QED). QED basically describes how light and matter interact, addressing it as a small difference between energy levels of two orbitals of the hydrogen atom that was unexplained and at odds with prevailing electromagnetic theory, then Dirac's quantum theory of the electron. Lamb explains "electromagnetic attraction and repulsion? in terms of the exchange of photons between charged particles" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 100). The Lamb Shift, then, is a small difference between energy levels of two orbitals of the hydrogen atom that was unexplained and at odds with prevailing electromagnetic theory, then Dirac's quantum theory of the electron. This small difference, caused by the interaction between the electron and the vacuum, became the impetus for the development of QED. QED, sometimes said to be the most accurate physical theory ever written, became the model for quantum field theories that would be developed in the future" (ibid). Able to mathematically describe all phenomena involving electrically charged particles interacting by means of exchange of photons, QED can make extremely accurate predictions. Richard Feynman has called it "the jewel of physics" for this reason. In 1955, Lamb was awarded the Noble Prize along with P. Kusch (whose paper is also included here) "for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum" (Noble Prize Committee). CONDITION & DETAILS: Full volume. Lancaster: American Physical Society. 4to (10.75 x 8 inches; 268 x 200mm). Entire volume, continuously paginated pp. 1-1304. Lamb's paper: pp. 241-243; Bethe's pp. 339-341. Ex-libris with no markings at the spine whatsoever. Pictorial bookplate on front pastedown; small stamp on blank front flyleaf and title page. Illustration: In-text figures throughout. Exterior: Bound in tan cloth with a gilt-lettered spine; very slight rubbing at the edges. Tightly and solidly bound. Small closed tear at the corner of two pages; interior is bright and clean throughout. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fine Structure of the Hydrogen Atom by a Microwave Method (Lamb) WITH The Electromagnetic Shift of Energy Levels (Bethe) in Physical Review, Vol. 72, August 1, 1947, pp. 241-243; pp. 339-341

      American Physical Society, Lancaster 1947 - BOUND FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of the paper in which Lamb announced the fine structure of the hydrogen atom, discovered the discrepancy in electromagnetic theory called the Lamb Shift, and began the revolution that led to Quantum Electrodynamics (QED). Full volume with many other papers of significance throughout.QED basically describes how light and matter interact, addressing it as a small difference between energy levels of two orbitals of the hydrogen atom that was unexplained and at odds with prevailing electromagnetic theory, then Dirac's quantum theory of the electron. Lamb explains "electromagnetic attraction and repulsion? in terms of the exchange of photons between charged particles" (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 100). The Lamb Shift, then, is a small difference between energy levels of two orbitals of the hydrogen atom that was unexplained and at odds with prevailing electromagnetic theory, then Dirac's quantum theory of the electron. This small difference, caused by the interaction between the electron and the vacuum, became the impetus for the development of QED. QED, sometimes said to be the most accurate physical theory ever written, became the model for quantum field theories that would be developed in the future" (ibid). Able to mathematically describe all phenomena involving electrically charged particles interacting by means of exchange of photons, QED can make extremely accurate predictions. Richard Feynman has called it "the jewel of physics" for this reason. In 1955, Lamb was awarded the Noble Prize along with P. Kusch (whose paper is also included here) "for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum" (Noble Prize Committee). WITH Bethe's "The Electromagnetic Shift of Energy Levels," in which the author, considering the Lamb/Retherford discovery of the shift of the 2S-state of hydrogen upward in energy evidenced in "Fine Structure," took up an idea of Hans Kramer's that if one renormalized the mass of the electron ("taking into account its interaction with its own electromagnetic field, then only those parts of the self-energy which are not contained in the mass of the particle would be observable and amenable to experimentation") (Mehra, The Conceptual Completion, 1039). "The main idea in Bethe's calculation was to use Kramer's renormalization procedure (although in a quantum, rather than a classical context) for the self-energy of the electron in a nonrelativistic consideration of this problem" (ibid). When done, Bethe had "completed the first non-relativistic computation of the shift of the lines of the hydrogen atom as measured by Lamb and Retherford. Despite the linmitations of the computation, agreement was excellent. [Bethe's] idea was simply to attach infinities to corrections at mass and charge that were actually fixed to a finite value by experiments. In this way, the infinities get absorbed in those constants and yield a finite result in good agreement with experiments. This procedure was named renormalization" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: Full volume. Lancaster: American Physical Society. 4to (10.75 x 8 inches; 268 x 200mm). Entire volume, continuously paginated pp. 1-1304. Lamb's paper: pp. 241-243; Bethe's pp. 339-341. Ex-libris with no markings at the spine whatsoever. Pictorial bookplate on front pastedown; small stamp on blank front flyleaf and title page. Illustration: In-text figures throughout. Exterior: Bound in tan cloth with a gilt-lettered spine; very slight rubbing at the edges. Tightly and solidly bound. Small closed tear at the corner of two pages; interior is bright and clean throughout. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bucoliques

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on pur fil, tirage de tête after 10 copies on yellow paper reserved for the author.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Raymond Queneau to Michel Simon.A good copy. Gallimard Paris 1947 12x18,5cm broché

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        Vigiliae Christianae. A Review of Early Christian Life and Language. (1-67 / 1947-2013).

      Amsterdam / Leiden, North-Holland / Brill, 1947 - 2014.. Volumes 1-65 cloth hardcovers (red and yellow bindings) fasc. 1-5 of 2013 in paperbacks & Index to volumes 1-50. (added fasc. 1, 2,3 & 4 of 2014). Very good set. See picture.

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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). .

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        L'espèce humaine

      - La cité universelle, Paris 1947, 14,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione per il quale non è stato redatto carta di grandi dimensioni, copia con una buona copertura. Associazione a bradel mezzo marocco vecchio rossa, liscia indietro, quando la coda, e contreplats guardie allineate lucido, coperture e schienali conservati, testa dorata, firmato vincolante Goy P. & C. Vilaine. "Non c'è nessuna specie umana, non vi è una specie umana. Questo perché siamo uomini come loro che le SS in ultima analisi, impotenti davanti a noi.". Questo lavoro fondamentale sull'esperienza di nazisti campi era la terza e ultima pubblicazione della casa editrice effimera fondata da Marguerite Duras e Robert Antelme, il marito 1940-1946. Inosservato in questa prima versione confidenziale, solo poche copie sono state vendute, è stato messo in vendita l'anno successivo sotto nuove coperture da Robert Marin, il libro soffre la concorrenza dei tanti scritti sull'argomento sono apparsi subito dopo la guerra. Eppure, come riferito da F. Lebelley "in un momento in cui le storie abbondano, il potere speciale di quel libro, una prima sobrietà, sconvolge come scrittore fondazione libro di testo che ha anche preso riconosce Duras. , "l'ampia letteratura." Robert Antelme mai scrivere altro. Nonostante i riconoscimenti e onori, la specie umana sarà solo il lavoro di una vita. " (In Duras, o il peso di una piuma.) Grazie all'intervento di Albert Camus, il libro riappare dieci anni più tardi nel 1957 da Gallimard e poi sa una più ampia diffusione. Pertanto, questo libro è parte della storia della letteratura come uno degli scritti più importanti per la riflessione dolorosa ma necessaria sui campi di concentramento e la condizione umana. E 'dopo di lui che scrittori come Jorge Semprun suo amico inizieranno un nuovo approccio alla scrittura dei campi impossibili. Nel 1947 Antelme ha annunciato nella sua prefazione "solo tornando, abbiamo ridotto la nostra memoria con noi, la nostra esperienza di vita insieme e ci siamo sentiti un frenetico desiderio di raccontare così com'è. E nei primi giorni, però, sembrava impossibile colmare la distanza che abbiamo trovato tra linguaggio e abbiamo avuto questa esperienza [...] Come rassegnarsi a non cercare di spiegare come avevamo venire qui? eppure eravamo lì. Eppure era impossibile. Basta iniziare a dirci che eravamo soffocante. Per noi stessi, quello che avevamo da dire, allora abbiamo cominciato a sembrare inimmaginabile. " Raro ed importante problema, assente dalla maggior parte delle biblioteche nazionali e internazionali, tra cui il BNF. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, exemplaire comportant les bonnes couvertures. Reliure en demi box rouge, dos lisse, date, nom de l'auteur et titre au palladium, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier rouge, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. "Il n'y a pas d'espèces humaines, il y a une espèce humaine. C'est parce que nous sommes des hommes comme eux que les SS seront en définitive impuissants devant nous.". Cet ouvrage fondamental sur l'expérience des Camps nazis fut la troisième et derniere publication de l'éphémère maison d'édition fondée par Marguerite Duras et Robert Antelme, son mari de 1940 à 1946. Passé inaperçu lors de cette première parution confidentielle, seuls quelques exemplaires furent vendus, il fut remis en vente l'année suivante sous de nouvelles couvertures par Robert Marin, l'ouvrage souffrira de la concurence des nombreux écrits sur le sujet parus immédiatement après guerre. Pourtant, comme le relate F. Lebelley : "à une époque où les récits abondent, la puissance particulière de ce livre-là, d'une sobriété première, bouleverse tel un texte fondateur. Livre d'écrivain aussi qui a pris, reconnaît Duras, "le large de la littérature". Robert Antelme n'en écrira jamais d'autre. Malgré les éloges et les honneurs, L'Espèce humaine restera l'oeuvre unique d'une vie." (in Duras, ou le poids d'une plume.) Grâce à l'intervention d'Albert Camus, le livre reparaît dix ans plus tard, en 1957 chez Gallimard et connaît alors une diffusion plus large. Dès lors, ce livre s'inscrit dans l'histoire littéraire comme un des plus importants écrits affrontant la douloureuse mais nécessaire réflexion sur les camps de concentration et la condition humaine. C'est à sa suite que des écrivains tel que son ami Jorge Semprun pourront commencer une nouvelle approche de l'impossible écriture des camps. Dès 1947, Antelme annonçait dans son avant-propos « nous revenions juste, nous ramenions avec nous notre mémoire, notre expérience toute vivante et nous éprouvions un désir frénétique de la dire telle quelle. Et, dès les premiers jours cependant, il nous paraissait impossible de combler la distance que nous découvrions entre le langage dont nous disposions et cette expérience [...] Comment nous résigner à ne pas tenter d'expliquer comment nous en étions venus là ? Nous y étions encore. Et cependant c'était impossible. A peine commencions-nous à raconter, que nous suffoquions. A nous-mêmes, ce que nous avions à dire commençait alors à nous paraître inimaginable. » Rare et important exemplaire agréablement établi, absent de la plupart des bibliothèques Nationales et internationales, notamment de la BNF.  

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        Curious George Takes a Job

      Houghton Mifflin, 1947. A near fine first edition (with matching date on title page and copyright page) in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Knock on Any Door -- association copy, inscribed to editor Ted Purdy, plus related letter

      New York: D. Appleton-Century Co, 1947. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Inscribed by the author to his editor and one of the people thanked on the first page of text, Ted Purdy. This book, Motley's first, was dedicated to his mother and on the following page 3 people were thanked: Sandy, Emma and Ted. 1947, first printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Fair dust jacket. Spine ends lightly frayed; sound binding; unmarked contents. The front inner flap of the DJ is detached, and the rear inner flap is barely holding on; chipping to spine ends, and most of the spine has been mended with tape on the blank side. This copy also includes a TLS from Jerome Klinkowitz to Ted Purdy referencing Klinkowitz and Karen Wood's article on 'Knock' in the Yearbook of American Bibliographical and Textual Studies. The letter is dated 1974 and beneath Klinkowitz's typed note is a handwritten reply, in pencil by Purdy, that references his editorial work on the book, as well as this exact copy, "Probably I had better rest quite simply on the inscription Will wrote in my copy of KNOCK ON ANY DOOR..." Finally, Purdy concludes that "The only think I can add is that none of Will's later books did well. I just don't think he was a good writer, though he was a wonderful guy, full of curiosity and fluent in putting many, many words together." The letter is is signed by Klinkowitz, but not Purdy. A major association copy of Motley's first and best book. Motley (1909-1965), was an African-American writer from Chicago.

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        HAGADAH SHEL PESAH

      Merhavyah; Va’adat Ha-Hagim Shel Ha-Kibuts Ha-Artsi Ha-Shomer Ha-Tsa’ir Ve-Sifriyat Po’alim [1947] - Original Wraps. 8vo. [32] pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Unpaginated. Kibbutz Haggadot for Hashomer Hatzair, published the year before Statehood. Beautifully designed handwritten illustrations by Mordekhai Amitay, border decoration by Shraga Weil. Illustrated wraps printed in blue and brown ink. Subjects: Haggadot, Kibbutz. Passover. None on OCLC. Soiling to wraps, light pen marks in margins, minor wine stains, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. Very Scarce (HAG-16-30) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A SUPERB ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LEGENDARY CONDUCTOR ARTURO TOSCANINI AT THE KEYBOARD

      Carnegie Hall, November, [1947].. [1947].. Fine. - sc - A powerful 14 inch high by 11 inch wide photograph by Emmerich Gara depicting the legendary maestro Arturo Toscanini. Standing at the keyboard, Toscanini is depicted in profile with columns at the right. Attired in black against a black background, the conductor's head and hands stand out ethereally from the background. Photographed by Cellist Emmerich Gara, with his name & address stamped on the verso. Signed by Gara in pencil on the verso. Fine. <p>Emmerich Gara (b.1901, d.1963). Born in Vienna, Austria in 1901, Gara established lifelong careers as a portrait photographer and professional cellist. Before the outbreak of the Second World War he and his wife emigrated to the United States, where he was hired as cellist for the NBC Orchestra led by Arturo Toscanini. He performed with the orchestra (later called The Symphony of the Air) until his death.<p>From his seat in the front row of the orchestra Gara was in the unique position to photograph all the great conductors and soloists who appeared with the orchestra during this extraordinary period of musical activity. His subjects were captured in performance, rehearsal, and in candid moments during recordings and while socializing.<p>Gara's action portraits were used for record covers, for the Book of the Month Club and in articles in Time, Life and other major magazines around the world.

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        A HANDSOME BLACK & WHITE PORTRAIT OF THE GREAT ROMANIAN COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR GEORGE ENESCU, BATON IN HAND, INTENSELY LOOKING UP FROM A SCORE

      (New York, February), (1947).. (1947).. Fine. - sc - A powerful 14 inch high by 11 inch wide photograph by Emmerich Gara depicting the great Romanian composer and conductor from the chest up standing at the podium in three-quarter profile. Attired in a dark suit and tie over a striped shirt, the disheveled conductor looks up from a score into the dark distance. His furrowed brow belies the softer look of his features as he gently holds a baton between his two hands. Photographed by Cellist Emmerich Gara, with his name & address stamped on the verso of the photograph. Signed by Gara in pencil on the verso. Fine. <p>The Romanian composer, violinist, and conductor and teacher George Enescu (1881-1955) was born in the village of Liveni. Known as Georges Enesco in France, Enescu was a child prodigy who created his first composition at the age of five. His works, influenced by Romanian folk music, include the two Romanian Rhapsodies, his opera "Oedipe", five symphonies, a symphonic poem "Vox Maris", and much more including chamber music. He made his American debut as a conductor at Carnegie Hall in 1923 and made several recordings as a violinist. He was considered as a possible successor to Toscanini. The town of Liveni, where he was born, was later renamed "George Enescu" in his honor.<p>Emmerich Gara (b.1901, d.1963). Born in Vienna, Austria in 1901, Gara established lifelong careers as a portrait photographer and professional cellist. Before the outbreak of the Second World War he and his wife emigrated to the United States, where he was hired as cellist for the NBC Orchestra led by Arturo Toscanini. He performed with the orchestra (later called The Symphony of the Air) until his death.<p>From his seat in the front row of the orchestra Gara was in the unique position to photograph all the great conductors and soloists who appeared with the orchestra during this extraordinary period of musical activity. His subjects were captured in performance, rehearsal, and in candid moments during recordings and while socializing.<p>Gara's action portraits were used for record covers, for the Book of the Month Club and in articles in Time, Life and other major magazines around the world.

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        La rue du chat-qui-pêche

      Gand: Snoeck-Ducaju & Fils, 1947. First edition thus. 349pp. Large Quarto [29.5 cm] Loose gatherings (as issued) in a folder within stamped decorative boards with green cloth hinges and the title on bacsktrip in black. Housed in card stock slipcase with with green cloth extremities. Both slipcase and boards are cracked at the spine. Internally fine. Includes 10 full-page and 26 half-page woodcuts by Masereel, all two color (black, with various 2nd colors). French translation by Denise van Moppés of A halászó macska uccája. Number 945 of 1000 on La Hulpe watermarked vellum paper. Signed by the three contributors on the limitation page.

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        NO. 28932 M

      W Poznaniu: Rotograwiura Drukarni sw. Wojciecha pod Zarzadem Panstwowym, 1947. 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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        Histoire de la conquète des isles Moluques par les Espagnols, par les Portugais, & par les Hollandois.Amsterdam, Jacques Desbordes, 1706. 3 volumes. 12mo. With 3 engraved frontispieces, engraved portrait of the dedicatee and 32 engraved folding plates, maps and views. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      Lach & Van Kley III, pp. 1148, 1303, 1399; Palau 16091; Sabin 1947. First edition of the French translation of Conquista de las Islas Molucas by Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola (1562-1631). Argensola elaborately describes the conquest of the isles and the wars the Spaniards waged against the Dutch, the Portuguese, the English and the natives, starting with the first Portuguese discoveries of the isles. Even though the main goal is to glorify the Spanish navy overseas, Argensola gives a detailed history of the isles and enumerates the different fruits, spices and animals, along with the different customs and costumes of the people who live there. The engravings show ground plans, native scenes and many coastal views."The most detailed account of events in the Moluccas from the beginning of European commerce there to Pedro de Acuña

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        Give My Regards to Broadway [Off to Buffalo] (Original screenplay for the 1948 film)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1947 - Final script for the 1948 film. With a single note on the verso of the last page in holograph blue ink. Shot under the name "Off to Buffalo" as is presented here. Vaudeville is a fading form of entertainment and prospects are grim for the Norwick family, a juggling act struggling to find work. They are forced to find normal jobs and one daughter elopes with her boyfriend, leaving Albert's son forced to make a decision as to whether play professional baseball or join his father on a 16 week tour out west. Set in New York City. Blue titled wrappers, noted as Final on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 152 and production No. 154, dated March 21, 1947. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated March 21, 1947, noted as Final Script, with credits for screenwriters Samuel Hoffenstein, and Elizabeth Reinhardt. 131 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 129. Mimeograph. Pages Very Good with dampstaining, wrapper Very Good with dampstaining bound internally with two gold brads. Hirschhorn p. 293. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ronsard Poesies. Illustrations de Charles Picart Le Doux

      Paris-Nice: Editions Sodac, 1947. One of 30 copies on velin pur fil de Marais (watermark: shield & "pur fil de Marais"), from a total edition of 300. This copy with Original Pen Drawing "Ete" [Summer] by Picard le Doux mounted in forward, with an extra suite of the 30 woodengravings. Handsomely bound in 3/4 blue morocco and pastepaper boards; spine panneled, title gilt; top edge gilt, some scuffing to edges still a handsome copy. Illustrated by Picart Le Doux with woodengravings colored by Gerard Angioline. In addition to woodengravings of which the four of the Seasons are hors-texte, Picart Le Doux designed the capital letters printed in color. As an artist Picart Le Doux was a skilled decorator and appliedssome of his talents along with Lurcat to the design of tapestry cartoons resulting in a renaissance of this ancient aret on the looms of Aubusson and other traditional centers.

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        ADDAMS AND EVIL (SIGNED BOOK WITH A DRAWING)

      Simon And Schuster 1947 - Later Printing: A large very clean book (11.25¿ x 8¿) SIGNED with a spectacular, large example of an original FULL LENGTH SKETCH OF WEDNESDAY ADDAMS in her classic pose, hands behind her back, and long stringy hair. Addams signed and dated the artwork in his classic signature of ¿Chas Addams / New York 1958¿, along with his neat inscription of ¿To Audrena for Bob Guy¿. In slightly rubbed boards, with the scarce original lightly rubbed/chipped dust jacket with fantastic artwork. Scarce signed book with an original drawing. Will come with a PSA/DNA certificate of authenticity! In 1935 Addams was hired by The New Yorker as a regular cartoonist. The pay was modest¿just $35 per cartoon¿but the magazine allowed him to explore his voice and imagination as well as hone the dark humor that would come to define his work. His famous, ¿creepy and kooky¿ Addams Family, later adapted for television and film productions. He demonstrated an appreciation for the macabre at an early age. He had a deep fascination for coffins and skeletons, as well as a good practical joke. ¿We had a dumbwaiter in our house,¿ he later recounted, ¿and I¿d get inside on the ground floor, and then very quietly I¿d haul myself up to grandmother¿s floor, and then I¿d knock on the door, and when she came to open the door, I¿d jump out and scare the wits out of her.¿ Addams¿s mind went to dark, ghoulish places few cartoonists would allow themselves to venture. His popularity extended to some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Cary Grant wanted to meet the man who called himself ¿A Defrocked Ghoul,¿ as did Alfred Hitchcock, who once showed up at Addams¿s New York home unannounced to see the cartoonist in the flesh. The ¿Addams family¿ cartoons delighted in turning upside down our assumptions about normality and its relationship to good and evil. Charles Addams tapped into the vein of American gothic that has a touch of paranoia about it, seeing behind every comforting façade the uncomfortable truth about the duality of human nature. But where Gothic literature usually combined these themes with romance, Addams made the horror hilarious: disturbing, but at the same time friendly, identifiable, and acceptable. The book includes page after page of Adams¿ fantastic artwork and represents an album of cartoons, most of which appeared in the New Yorker magazine throughout the 1940¿s. Extremely rare in the original dust jacket in any condition, and scarce signed with one of his iconic drawings. A perfect gift for a Horror collector! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ancient Egyptian Onomastica. Text & Plates (complete set in 3 volumes)

      London, Oxford University Press, 1947. 3 vols. Original cloth (hardcovers) with dustjackets. 2 text volumes xxiv,70,216,iv,324 pp.; 25.5x18 cm. and plate volume (8)pp. and 27 plates, some fold-out; 38x28.5 cm. Text in English. - (d.j. sl. dam., corners plate vol. sl. bumped, ex-libris stamp on endpapers, sl. browned) Although very good and clean set, see picture.

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        LIBRO DE ORO CON MEMORATIVE DE LAS VISITAS DE LOS PRESIDENTES HARRY S. TRUMAN A MEXICO

      Policia Auxiliar Del D. F. Mexico, 1947, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First. Text in English and Spanish. Laid-in handout from Chattanooga public school superintendent presenting this as a prize for participation in the "Mexican Scrapbook Contest. " Includes numerous b/w photos of Pres. Truman's 1947 visit to Mexico. Includes full text of speeches by Truman and Mexican President Aleman. International delivery upon request. Cloth boards lightly soiled, slight edge wear, cover pastedown chipped. Binding is sturdy and straight, inner pages unmarked. Unpaginated, approximately 125pp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; World History; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 35728.

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        Edward Weston: Fifty (50) Photographs

      New York: Duell, Sloan And Pearce, 1947. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good DJ. B/W Photographs By Edward Weston. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing A Book Of Photographs By Weston, With Short Essays By Armitage, Bear, Jeffers And Weston. One Of A Stated Edition Of 1500 Copies, This Copy Numbered Only "Personal" In Blue Ink, With Pasted Ink Initials "Ew" Below, Above Weston's Name (As Usual). Contents Immaculate, No Foxing; Covers Rubbed Along Entire Bottom Edge, And At Points At Two Upper Tips, No Fraying. In The Scarce Dj, Printed In Grey And Black, Edges Worn And Torn, Long Closed Tear On Rear Panel, Tears At Corners, And With Interior Drafting Tape Reinforcements, But Almost Complete With Just Tiny Losses At Corners,, $15 Price At Bottom Of Front Flap. This Copy Was Probably One Of Armitage's Copies; It Was Last Owned By Pasquale Giovanni Napolitano, A Good Friend And Frequent Illustrator Of Armitage's Books, Who Also Collected All Of Armitage's Books. Napolitano's Work Was Photographed By Brett And Chandler Weston, And Napolitano Visited Weston In Carmel.

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        Fall Guy (Set of 20 still photographs from the 1947 film noir)

      Hacienda Heights, CA: Monogram Pictures, 1947. Set of 20 still photographs from the 1947 film noir, based on one of pulp writer Cornell Woolrich's most famous short stories, "Cocaine." One of the key films noir produced by the Poverty Row studio Monogram in the late 1940s, and one of the strangest of the many great Woolrich-based noirs of the 1940s. The film makes fairly explicit use of Woolrich's plotline, referring to cocaine (only recently made illegal in 1947) as "dope," used here in one of Woolrich's patented "blackout" scenarios, with the dope serving as a substitute for the usual culprit, alcohol. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Near Fine. Okuda 515.

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        Dialogo de las Sombras

      Sociedad de Bibliofilos Argentinos, Buenos Aires 1947 - 80 pp. Printed by Francisco A. Colombo, on Perusia de Fabriano paper, with Garamond type. Title in blue, red and black, sectional headings and page numbers in red. The works of Colombo Press are "veritable jewels of the printer's craft" (Annick Sanjurjo, Contemporary Latin American artists: exhibitions at the Organization of American States 1941-1964, p. 350). This copy numbered 6 (of 100) printed for Maury A. Bromsen, a book dealer and Latin American scholar. Dialogo, about Anatole France, first appeared on 3 January 1909 as a signed article in the newspaper "La Nacion" following France's publication of "Ile des Pingouins." Emilio Becher (1882-1921) was an editor of the Buenos Aires Herald, Libre Palabra, El Heraldo, Diario Nuevo y El País, and in 1906 joined La Nacion, where he remained until his death on February 25, 1921. El Arte del Libro 88. Colombo: l'art du livre 167. Colombo Fine Printing 161. A near fine copy with small chip to top of spine, in original glassine wrapper in very good lightly rubbed quarter cloth chemise and slipcase. Loose quires in printed wrappers in a brown quarter cloth chemise and slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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