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        DARK OF THE MOON: POEMS OF FANTASY AND THE MACABRE

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1947.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Errata slip tipped onto copyright page. 2634 copies printed. "The single most vital volume in any collection of supernatural verse. Lengthy, rich, and representative; 64 poets, 210 poems ... A milestone volume ... an influence upon the emerging Small Press poets (late 1960s-1980s)." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 6-15. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 8-48. A fine copy in fine first state dust jacket (printed in green and black and priced "$3.00" on front flap) with a touch of wear to corner tips and spine ends and a tiny 5 mm closed tear at bottom edge of front panel, and some soiling and tanning to rear panel. (#155028)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        THE SCARF

      The Dial Press, New York 1947 - Octavo, boards. First edition. A presentation copy with a nice signed inscription by Bloch on the front free endpaper: "For / Ida Binder Daniels / in memory of all / the wonderful years / we spent together / with love, / Bob Bloch / 1947." The author's second book and first novel. The first person narrative of a serial killer. Mild wear to boards ar spine ends, light age-darkening to text block (less than usual for this book), a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear along lower front flap fold and some age-darkening, mostly to flap edges. Superior condition for this book. (#138726) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Monatsschrift für Deutsches Recht

      Otto Meissners Verlag, 1947 bis 1997. - ungezählte Seiten Seiten etwas gedunkelt, N.a.V., Stempeldruck auf Vorder oder Hinterseiten, alle Ausgaben gut erhalten, komplett ab dem Jahrgang 1947 bis einschließlich 1997, Alle Exemplare etwas gedunkelt. Beispielbild von einem Exemplar die anderen sehen ähnlich aus. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 45000 1. Jahrgang 1947 bis einschließlich Jahrgang 1997.

      [Bookseller: Buecherhof]
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        DARK OF THE MOON: POEMS OF FANTASY AND THE MACABRE

      Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1947.. Octavo,cloth. First edition. Errata slip tipped onto copyright page. 2634 copies printed. "The single most vital volume in any collection of supernatural verse. Lengthy, rich, and representative; 64 poets, 210 poems ... A milestone volume ... an influence upon the emerging Small Press poets (late 1960s-1980s)." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 6-15. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 8-48. A fine copy in fine first state dust jacket (printed in green and black and priced "$3.00" on front flap) with a touch of wear to corner tips and spine ends and a tiny 5 mm closed tear at bottom edge of front panel, and some soiling and tanning to rear panel. (#155028)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Bloodhounds and How to Train Them

      Orange Judd Publishing Company, New York 1947 - WARMLY INSCRIBED BY LEON WHITNEY IN YEAR-OF-PUBLICATION on the front free endpaper. A crisp, very sharp copy to boot of the 1947 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine example of the uncommon pictorial dustjacket, with just a touch of rubbing --and very light creasing-- at the front panel. Octavo, dozens of black-and-white plates thruout and publisher's charming dog-related ads at the rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        ADMIRAL HALSEY'S STORY Signed by William F Halsey

      New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1947. xx, 310 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding with minor bumping to the top corners. The unclipped dustjacket has a few tiny chips, tears and creases, with minor rubbing and shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Signed "W. F. Halsey" on the half-title page with no further inscription. Illustrated. The text is clean and unmarked. Includes a mimeographed letter from the author describing the book. First edition.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition/Very good condition (DJ). Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Three Academic Pieces; The Realm of Resemblance, Someone Puts a Pineapple Together, Of Ideal Time and Choice

      (Cummington, Massachusetts): The Cummington Press, 1947. First edition. Boards. Typical fading to edges; spine slightly darkened and with a short, neat separation near base; very good, without the plain white dust jacket.. Small 8vo, 37pp; original pale blue-green boards printed in black on the spine and with yellow design on front board. One of 92 copies on Beauvais Arches with handcolored initials, out of the total edition of 246 copies. Edelstein A12.

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books]
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        Noé -

      La Table Ronde 1947 -, Paris - 1 volume. Fort in-12. 355 pp. Sous étui et chemise cartonnés demi-toile verte. Ornée d?un portrait de l?auteur gravé par Gilbert Poilliot d?après Lucien Jacques. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Celui-ci un des 108 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil Johannot, celui-ci un des 8 hors commerce (noté H. C. VIII). On joint UNE LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE SIGNEE DE GIONO à Salvat concernant l?intitulé de ce livre (une page in-12), ainsi qu?une carte postale adressée à Salvat et Fraigneau, La Table ronde, contenant notamment une phrase autographe et la signature de Giono. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        The Wayward Bus

      The Viking Press, New York 1947 - First Edition, First Printing authentically SIGNED & INSCRIBED by STEINBECK on the front free endpaper to to Anna Janise Horvath. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket is rich in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Toi et Moi [ Livre dédicacé par l'auteur et l'illustrateur ]

      Exemplaire sur Marais avec double justification, sur Marais numéroté et nominatif, pointes sèches de P.E. Bécat, 1 vol. grand in-8 en feuillet sous chemise, chemise cartonnée et étui, Les Heures Claires, 1947, 151 pp. et tables, avec la suite des gravures avec remarques (sur divers papiers) Rare exemplaire de collaborateur, dédicacé par Bécat en justification ("Avec les souvenirs amicaux de P.-Emile Bécat") et en faux-titre par Paul Géraldy ("Pour Henriette Estrade, avec les compliments, la sympathie, le souvenir et les voeux de bonheur de Paul Géraldy"). On y a joint la suite avec remarques. Etat très satisfaisant (dos passé lég. frotté, bon exemplaire par ailleurs). Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        ENCYCLOPÉDIE DE L'URBANISME. 1er tome, facicules 1 a 12. 2me tome, fascicules 13 a 24. Ouvrage international poru l'enseignement et la pratique de l'aménagement du territoire, de l'urbanisme et l'architecture.

      Vincent Fréal et Cie Éditeurs, 1947-1958., Paris - 32.5x25.5. Ilustraciones y planos en negro. Algo de óxido. Restos de cinta adhesiva en una de las carpetas. Carpetas reforzadas. Texto en francés. La obra completa son 3 volúmenes, 27 fascículos (así que, en realidad, el vol. 3, que falta, sólo incluye 3 fascículos). No falta ninguna lámina de las carpetas que se ofrecen.

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Trans-Atlantic Passenger Ships Past and Present

      GEORGE DEAN CO, BOSTON 1947 - General shelf wear, faded spine, lightly soiled, otherwise, good. DATE PUBLISHED: 1947 EDITION: FIRST ED 350 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        STEEPLE BUSH

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947.. Octavo, decorated boards with buckram shelf back. First edition. One of 751 numbered copies signed by Frost. A fine copy with original unprinted glassine dust jacket and paper slipcase. (#67274)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Military General Service Medal 1793 - 1814

      - c. 1947. Marble boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Marys Books And Prints Wisden Dealers]
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        The Gallery

      Harper & Brothers 1947 - Signed by author in the year of publication on front flyleaf in blue ink: "Let the buyer beware! John Horne Burns Hartford 7 Aug 47." First edition. 342 pp. Black cloth with gilt and blue stamping. Fine in About Very Good dust jacket. Typical toning to pages. Jacket chipped at extremities with some small tears repaired with tape on verso and creases, spine-sunned, small stain from sticker, price intact ($3.00). A very rare signature on the gay American writer's first novel, a widely-acclaimed novel of World War II. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Michel Leiris. The Prints of Joan Miro. English Translation by Walter Pach.

      New York, Curt Valentin, 1947 - 16 S. m. Abb. und 2 farb. (Color Stencils) und 40 s/w lose Blätter. Eins von 1400 Exemplaren der Normalausgabe (Gesamt 1500 Ex.). OLn.Mappe lt. gebräunt und lt. berieben. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch OLn.Mappe mit Deckel- und Rückenschild. 4°. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Vinke]
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        Operation Lifeline: History and Development of the Naval Air Transport Service (Signed)

      Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover in blue pebbled boards with gilt insignia on front. No dust jacket, as issued. Deluxe edition limited to 1000 copies, of which this is number 967. SIGNED by James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy; Admiral of the Fleet Chester W. Nimitz, chief of naval operations; Vice Admiral A.W. Radford, deputy chief of Naval Operations (Air); and Rear Admiral J.W. Reeves, Jr., commander of Naval Air Transport Services. Laid in is a blue card that explains the autographed limited edition. Book is crisp and clean with just a touch of wear; binding is solid and gilt edges are undisturbed. Photo illustrations throughout including several color photos. Map endpapers depict the routes of the service. An exemplary copy. Folio. 171 pp. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        Fools Die On Friday

      William Morrow and Co 1947 - First edition. Book near fine, dust jacket very good. Tape at top of inside of front hinge of dj. Book is from Paisano Productions, the TV company owned by Gardner that produced the Perry Mason TV shows (stamp of Paisano Productions on front free end paper). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Naturalist Photo Album

      N.p.: N.p., 1947. Some wear from handling, glue spots from pasting evident on some images, overall very good in screw-bound canvas covered boards.. Unique photo album. Screw-bound folio. One hundred tipped-in black and white silver gelatin prints by noted naturalist Lewis Walker. Published ephemera relating to some of the images laid in. One article in the November 1945 issue of "Natural History" is SIGNED by Walker and inscribed to friends. Photograph sizes vary; some are as large as 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, some are 7 x 5 inch prints, but many are 8 x 10 inch prints; a few in unusual sizes. Mostly ornithological in nature, but also some photographs of insects, the Hawaiian mongoose, and waterfalls, many photographed nocturnally. Walker was a pioneer of nocturnal images of birds. The quality of the photographs, both day time and nocturnal, are uniformly exceptional and the album is artfully arranged. Walker published a book on owls in 1974 and was widely published in National Geographic and other nature journals.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Autograph letter signed 'Evelyn Waugh'. On headed notepaper Grand Hotel Oslo [1947]

      Author - A Handwritten and signed letter from Evelyn Waugh to Mr Some 1p., 210 x 150mm., on paper headed Grand Hotel, Oslo, [1947], thanking him for sending a book about Munch "which I shall keep as a treasured souvenir of Oslo", single centre fold. Waugh spent 4 nights in Oslo in 1947, typically his opinion of the city was not as genial as he makes out in this letter, although his mention of Munch could be a wry allusion to his real feelings. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: finecopy Ltd PBFA]
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        SPORTING NEWS COMPLETE YEAR 1947

      1947 - Complete year of 53 issues of THE SPORTING NEWS (The Baseball Paper of the World) January 1 thru December 31 documents the week by week history of professional baseball, news, stories, features, editorials, anecdotes, gossip, box scores and synopsis of every major league game and statistics. Condition: N/A

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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        Dreams That Money Can Buy

      Films International, NY 1947 - 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 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Soul for Sale

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        PRIVATELY PUBLISHED POETRY ABOUT THE INTERNMENT DURING WWII: Vojna vihra. Kitice iz internacije. Niti za slavo niti za denar. [Maelstrom of War. Rimes from Internment. Not for glory, nor for money ]

      Nova Stifta, Slovenia: [by the author] . 1947 - 12°, [1] blank page, [1] mimeographed title page, signed by the author, 45 mimeographed text printed recto, original card cover with title printed in blue, blue linen spine (Very Good, slightly age-toned, first pages slightly water-stained, small tears in endpapers, cover and spine slightly scuffed on edges). A seemingly unrecorded booklet with Slovenian poetry, talks about WWII and internment in the work camp at Padua. This mimeographed booklet was published privately by the author Fran Fajdiga from Nova _tifta in Slovenia. The author talks in rimes about his difficult daily life in the work camp in Padua, and in other poems he talks about war situations between the Partisans, Germans and collaborators. The book seems to be unrecorded and was probably published in a very small quantity by the author. Fajdiga apperas in the records as a publisher of local postcards. As mentioned in his poetry he was about 60 years old in 1947 and was an amateur poet.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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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

      Autograph manuscript signed by Sacha Guitry the final chapter of "Correspondence of Paul Roulier-Davenel collected by Sacha Guitry."Paged from 166 to 170, it is an addition to the manuscript S.n s.l. 194739 feuillets

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Creative Illustration

      Viking Press, New York 1947 - First edition, first printing. Small folio. Some spotting and foxing to the boards, a faint stain on the rear board, and the rear free endpaper creased, thus about very good in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with a faint corresponding stain on the rear panel, and some light foxing on the spine. Despite the litany of small flaws, a bright and attractive copy of an important work on illustration by an artist notable in his own right. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        A Streetcar Named Desire

      New Directions / Laughlin, New York 1947 - 1947, First Edition, first printing of Williams' most famous and lasting play. Hardcover in dust jacket -- lavender/purple boards and matching jacket designed by Alvin Lustig. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. A sharp, square, clean copy with only minimal shelfwear to the spine ends and corners. The DJ sunned along the spine (as usual), but the title is bold and the coloring still retains a faint purple hue; mild sunning along the top edge of the front and rear panels as well, another common flaw; two 1/2-inch closed snags to the edges of the rear panel; light wear to corners; original price of 2.75 is present. A lovely edition, pairing Williams' poetic and symbolic play with book production by a fellow master of his medium, Alvin Lustig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Sommerlicher Blumenstrauß im Zinnkrug.

       Großes Ölgemälde der 1947 geborenen Künstlerin, rechts unten mit *E.Gagel* signiert, undatiert. Bildmaß: 80 x 69 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt und aufwendig gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 101 x 89 cm ). Von insgesamt guter Erhaltung. ( Bitte beachten: Bei großformatigen Ölgemälden ist leider kein Versand möglich - hier nur Selbstabholung in meinem Geschäft bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )( Please notice: No shipment possible ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gagel, Blumen, Blumenstrauß, Ölgemälde, Zinnkrug, Eleonore Gagel, Guinther, Eleonore Guinther, Google

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Contes pour enfants pas sages

      - Editions du Pré aux clarcs, Paris 1947, 25,5x22cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Prima edizione a stampa 1500 copie numerate sul nostro filo puri ingiustificati. Il legame di piena editor di cartone posteriore panno verde muto, piatti illustrati. Firmato autografo Jacques Prévert a Jacques Michot: "... con il suo ritratto quando era piccolo ..." arricchita con un disegno che rappresenta un bambino che gioca con un cerchio e un bastone. libro illustrato di disegni Elsa Henriquez. punture minuscoli senza gravità sul primo piatto. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage, dos muet de toile verte, plats illustrés. Envoi autographe signé de Jacques Prévert à Jacques Michot : "... avec son portrait quand il était plus petit..." enrichi d'un dessin représentant un enfant jouant avec un cerceau et un bâton. Ouvrage illustré de dessins d'Elsa Henriquez. Infimes piqûres sans gravité sur le premier plat, un coin supérieur émoussé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Fifty Photographs.

      New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce,, 1947. [additional contributions from:] Merle Armitage, Robinson Jeffers, Donald Bear. Quarto. Original silver lettered black cloth spine, black bevelled boards lettered in grey, black and grey endpapers. With the dust jacket. 50 monochrome plates from photographs by Edward Weston. Some surface wear to boards and extremities. An excellent copy in the somewhat rubbed, worn and creased jacket, a little bumped at head of spine and with tape reinforcement to the verso at extremities and spine. First and limited edition, number 1,228 of 1,500 copies initialled by Edward Weston. "Though it includes all of Weston's genres - landscapes, nudes, still lifes, and portraits - it is an unusual selection [made by the photographer himself], more edgy than iconic … The overall effect … is to make visible the real legacy of Weston's work, the way it influenced so much of what would come after" (Roth).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Ancient Na-Khi [Nakhi] Kingdom of Southwest China, 2 Volumes, Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1947 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 26*18cm, wt:2.5kg, 554p. Complete set of 2 volumes. Illustrated with 266 photos and 4 color fold-out maps in rear pocket. Ex-library with usual markings, some general wear on covers, otherwise a good set with clean pages and intact maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Signed Yearbook

      - The Retrospect yearbook, dating from Armstrong's senior year at Blume High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1947, hardcover, 8 x 11, 88 pages. Armstrong's senior portrait is at the top of page 12, and signed in ink under his activities, "Neil Armstrong." Among the activities he participated in during his three years at school are "Band (2,3,4) Vice-President 4," and "Student Council 3,4." Armstrong is pictured an addition six times in the yearbook, two in the band (one with the other officers), two for Student Council (one with the other officers), and two with the Senior Hi-Y, whose information reads, in part: "Clean Living-self-discipline in everyday life, Clean Speech-decency in conversation, Clean Scholarship-honesty in school, Clean Sportmanship-fairness in athletics." In fine condition, with inside pages detached from covers, loose front hinge, expected handling wear, and light wear and soiling to covers. Twenty-two years before his name would be etched into the history books, young Mr. Armstrong was associated with less-stellar--but no less noteworthy--pursuits such as band and student council. At age 16, he graduated 11th in his class of 78 students. His dedication to such creeds as those endorse by the Senior Hi-Y, including "clean living," "self-discipline," and "decency," would go on to serve him well in life--especially in the Apollo 11 moon landing and the demands of a post-NASA life as a living legend. Extremely uncommon in such early material!

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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        FEU CENTRAL DE BENJAMIN PERET

      K Editeur, Collection Le Quadrangle, Paris 1947 - First edition. Wrappers with a die cut window design by Pierre Faucheux after a Tanguy drawing. With 4 hors-texte photoengravings after a work by Yves Tanguy. 230 (of 1000) deluxe copies with the special cover design were printed: this copy is un-numbered, denoted "H.C." in pen. Sadly, the die cut window has been snagged and has a small closed tear, at the bottom edge. Otherwise, the book is in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Anacapa Books]
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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). - (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. 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.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.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.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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        A SUPERB ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LEGENDARY CONDUCTOR ARTURO TOSCANINI AT THE KEYBOARD

      Carnegie Hall, November, [1947]. [1947]. - 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. 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.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.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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        Scott-King's Modern Europe

      First edition; 8vo; original cloth and John Piper designed dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "from Evelyn Waugh March 1947." Bookplate of historian Hugh Trevor-Roper to the front pastedown. It is interesting that this copy belonged to Trevor-Roper as Waugh disliked him intensely, referring to him variously as "that blackguard" and "the demon don". In a letter of 1950 Waugh described his writing as 'vulgar'. Their most famous public spat was in the pages of the New Statesman in 1954 over relatively obscure points concerning the history of the Roman Catholic church in England. Waugh thought the appointment of Trevor- Roper as Regius Professor at Oxford as an insult to English Catholics. Waugh does not name the recipient of the inscription (he normally did), and it is interesting to speculate as to whether Waugh presented a copy of this work to a figure for whom he held a strong dislike. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with minor creasing to foot, lower panel and flaps a little spotted. A superb copy of this title with an interesting association.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books]
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