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         Colloqui con Goethe

      FIRENZE: SANSONI EDITORE, 1947. Rilegato. BUONO. 13,5 20,5. Mnemosyne USATO

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         Saggio di Lingua Etrusca

      Sansoni Editore - Firenze, Sancasciano Val di Pesa (FI) 1947 - INTERLINGUE Buono stato, coperta in cartoncino, bordo e punte consumati, tracce di sporco, margine di testa del piatto inferiore brunito, tagli con barbe, pagine in buono stato. Edizione di 700 esemplari numerati. Copia 548. Lingue: Italiano, Etrusco. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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         Pierre A Feu

      Maeght Editeur, Paris 1947 - 88 pages. 24 x 21 cm. Limited edition, one of 950, this copy unnumbered. Cover in five colors, one of two original lithographs and 14 portrait heliogravures. Front cover lithograph printed by Mourlot. Text by Rene Char and a host of others. Text in French. Bright, fresh copy. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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         [Photo Album]: "Indian Celebration"

      Mesa, Arizona, 1947. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 9" x 12". String-tied brown leather over stiff paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 35 black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring around 3.5" x 5" with some captions. Near fine album with fine photographs.A photo album detailing an "Indian Celebration" in Mesa Arizona in 1947. The album beings with a cut out from the program of a Native American in traditional dress with "Indian Celebration Dec. 4-5-6-7 Mesa Arizona" underneath. Following this is a clipping which reads, "Husky Mark Vest of the Maricopa tribe, standing well over six feet, will be one of the hundreds of performers to be seen each night through Sunday at the first National Indian Celebration in Mesa." The rest of the album features photographs from the events including a parade through town, dancing, music, and people in traditional Native American dress. Other pages include clippings from the program from the events and local newspapers one of which shows a "Hopi dance chanter and a Hopi dancer;" another reads "Indian Squaws from Ute, Navajo, and Laguna Tribes." One photograph portrait of a man reads "Kolachaftewa, chief of the Hopi Buffalo clan" and another shows Tony Whitecloud the "founder of the modern Hoop Dance."A modest but interesting collection of photographs following a Native American cultural event in the 1940s.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         In a Yellow Wood [inscribed First Edition]

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, 1947. First Edition [stated] 1st Printing. Black Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Book/Very Good Dustjacket. 216 Pp. Black Cloth, Gilt. A Near Fine Book, Gilt Still Brilliant, Immaculate, No Marks Or Stains Or Wear. Dj Priced $2.75, Unfaded, Not Price-Clipped, Light Edge Wear With A 1/4" Squarish Chip At Top Of Front Panel, A Few Very Short Edge Tears And A Few Minute Losses, Some Internal Tape Reinforcements. Inscribed In 1947 To Elizabeth Ann Mcmurray, A Bookstore Owner, Writer And Later An Editor, "With All Friendly Wishes + Thanks" And Signed By Gore [Vidal].

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      CARL WINTER, 1947. LATINO 0,11 Pagine brunite da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, molte ancora intonse, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con titoli neri al piatto anteriore entro cornice nera lavorata, al dorso titoli manoscritti USATO

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         Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good. First thus. (Bond published Birds of the West Indies in 1936; first printing of this particular title.) 257 p. Russet cloth with black lettering, map endpapers. Near Fine in dust jacket with price of $3.75 intact. Former owner's inkless emboss on title page. Jacket chipped (especially at head and tail) and rubbed along edges, tape on verso of spine panel. Looking at this field guide, birdwatcher Ian Fleming used the humble ornithologist's name for his spy protagonist in Casino Royale and immortalized it.

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         The Fabulous Clipjoint

      New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 224 p.Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Foxing to blue front cover cloth, very slight bowing to boards. Jacket worn at head and tail, tiny chip on spine, some rubbing and creasing, faint small dampstain visible on verso only, price intact ($2.50). Winner of the third Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1948.

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         Querner, Curt. - "Gasse in Börnchen im Winter".

      - Zeichnung / Bleistiftzeichnung, 1947. Von Curt Querner. 32,2 x 24,8 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Nicht bei Dittrich. Rechts unten in Bleistift datiert. - Papier vorallem im Randbereich altersbedingt leicht gedunkelt. Wenige Lagerspuren. Insgesamt guter Erhaltungszustand. Curt Querner (1904 Börnchen bei Freital - 1976 Kreischa). Deutscher Maler. Bedeutender Vertreter des Spätexpressionismus und der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Nach einer Schlosserlehre Arbeit als Fabrikschlosser. 1926-30 Studium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. Mitglied der Künstlergruppe Asso. 1933 erstmalige Ausstellung in der Kunsthandlung Kuehl in Dresden. Freundschaft mit dem Freitaler Maler Hellmuth Heinz. 1971 Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis. 1972 Nationalpreis der DDR. Sprache: Deutsch

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      Sauk City, Wis: Arkham House, 1947. First edition. Octavo. Hardcover in dust jacket. Bradbury's first book. Dust jacket designed by George Barrows. VG/VG-. Interior age-toned, with some foxing to endpapers. Boards rubbed at extremities. Binding tight. Jacket rubbed, with chipping to corners, and two large chips at spine ends. Shelve in Case #2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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         Fuß-Ball - Der Sport von heute (Fussball)

      Höfan Spiele, München 1947 - Scarce late 1940's German football (soccer) board game. 22 painted pewter figures (20 soccer players & two goalkeepers), dice and printed turquoise board resting in original box (13" x 10 1/2") with color illustrated lid. Board printed in black on both sides. Manufacturers printed game instructions in German mounted on inside of lid, as issued. Height of figures is 1 1/2". Age wear and some staining on box. One corner on bottom part of box split, all corners on lid split but still firmly holding. Board separated in middle but complete. Parts of paint on players with tiny abrasions. Box and board in fair, players and dice in overall very good condition. Scarce 1947/48 soccer board game by Höfan Spiele, München. Complete as issued. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'Histoire Tragique de Romeo Montecchio & Giulietta Capelletta

      Pierre Vorms, Paris 1947 - Small quarto, unbound as issued. 136pp. From an edition of 242 copies, this is one of twenty-five copies with extra suites of the engravings and chapter headings. Illustrated with twelve surrealist copper line engravings by Mario Prassinos, as well as numerous chapter headings designed by Prassinos and engraved on wood. The Prassinos family emigrated from Greece to France, and Mario became involved in the surrealist movement as a painter, while his sister exercised her talents as a surrealist poet. Pierre Vorms, who published the present volume, also hosted the artist's first solo exhibition at his gallery in France. Bandello's tale, which was a principal source for Shakespeare's play, is here translated into French by Michel Arnaud. A rare production not represented in libraries outside of Europe. A couple of small splits to printed wrappers, else a fine copy in chemise and matching slipcase, which is lightly rubbed and starting to split at ends of spine. (Strachan p.106). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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         Station Plan of Phoenix, Arizona, West. Map.

      Tucson, Ariz.: Southern Pacific Company, 1947, revised 1950.(). Map. Blackline print. 24 x 164 inches. Very detailed map of West Phoenix, from Ninth Avenue to Thirty-Fifth Avenue, including names of plot owners and businesses. Scale: 1 inch = 100 feet.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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         Dark Carnival

      Arkham House 1947 - First Printing of the First Edition. Black cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial jacket, with the publisher's printed $3.00 price in upper corner of inside front flap. Author's first book. 1 of just over 3000 copies printed [Bleiler, Guide to Supernatural Fiction 254; Currey, p. 55]. Book in fine condition; in near fine dust jacket, with mild creases chiefly to jacket edges, rubbing and light wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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         Paris. Air France.

      Paris: Air France, 1947.(). Color lithograph. Poster. 100 x 62 cm. Framed in wood and plexiglas. Printed by SANP. Paris. 170-P/1/47.

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         Steeple Bush

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1947 - First Printing of the First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Robert Frost to poet, teacher, and Friend: "To Samuel [French] Morse / from his fellow in the art / Robert Frost / in great hopes for us all" Light rubbing to board ends, slight tanning to jacket spine, trace of shelf wear, else book and dust jacket in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Letters to Malaya: Written from England to Alexander Nowell M.C.S. of Ipoh. Part I & II (1947), Part III & IV (1946), Part V (1946)

      London: Putnam, 1947. Near Fine/Very Good. The first volume is a first edition, the other two are reprints. Five parts in three volumes. Octavo. 62; 94; 78pp. Each volume is very near fine or better in near fine dustwrapper. Volume Three has a wraparound band noting that it was chosen for the Heinemann Award. Volume Two won the 1943 Hawthornden Prize. Each volume has the bookplate of Marie C.C. Stopes on the front pastedown. Stopes was a British author, birth control advocate, and campaigner for women's rights.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Knizhka malyshke [A little book for a little kid]

      München-Schleissheim: Zlatoust (Russkoe Zarubezhnoe Izdatel'stvo), 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.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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         The Everglades

      New York: Rinehart & Co., (1947). First Edition. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block on the spine with very light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. This volume is otherwise in near fine condition with the hinges, joints and binding all tight, strong and clean. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with narrow 1/3" deep chips at the front corners of the spine area, small chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards and light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. Signed and very warmly inscribed by the author and dated in the year of publication on the fly title page. This copy is accompanied with a long, very complimentary newspaper article about the author from the St. Petersburg Times dated June 5, 1985. The 33rd volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Robert Fink. Although part of the Rivers of American series this is one of the most important titles in Florida's environmental heritage. 406 pages including an index. It is interesting that this copy contains the two typographical errors on pages 26 and and 346 which have been corrected by the author in her own hand. This is typical as the author vowed in an article discussing the upcoming publication of her book that she would make these corrections on each and every copy presented to her for signature. Carol Fitzgerald in her outstanding bibliography of The Rivers of America series states that there were 7,500 copies of the first edition printed and sold. (Fitzgerald, p169)

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         Book Handbook : An illustrated quarterly for owners and collectors of books (13 parts, 1947-1951, all published)

      London, Book Centre Ltd (latterly, The Dropmore Press Limited), 1947-1951. Two volumes bound as one (19 cm), I (nine parts, 1947-1950): 1 ([February] 1947): xvi, 1-64 pp. 2 (1947): xvi, pp.65-112 [pp.113-126 (2) are bound after p.272; pp.129-176 are bound after p.476], and 2 folding plates. 3 (1947): xvi, pp.177-224. 4 (1947): xvi, pp.225-272. Supplement (1947): vi pp., two plates, (2) pp. (review by Jacob Blanck, reprinted from Publishers' Weekly, 26 July 1947). 5 (1948): xvi, pp.273-320, and folding plate. 6 (1948): xvi, pp.321-368, and folding plate. 7 (1948): xvi, pp.369-416. 8-9 (1950): xvi, pp.417-476. Volume 2 (in four parts, 1951-1952). 1 (1951): xiv, 50 pp. 2 (1951): xiv, pp.51-104. 3 (September 1951): xiv, pp.105-162. 4 (December 1951-March 1952): xiv, pp.163-216. Index ([1952]): pp.477-484 (2), iv. Bound in blue buckram (upper wrappers are bound in place; lower wrappers have been discarded). - Edited by Reginald Horrox, a cataloguer at Sotheby's, later editor of Book-prices Current. Publication began in February 1947 "when there was not enough coal or electricity to work the printing machines. Some power was supplied by hand and some by means of a trailer-pump, which had been used during the war to pump water into the fires caused by the Germans in their air raids. The first six parts were printed on rationed paper by the Broadwater Press Ltd., of Welwyn Garden City; the other three parts... were printed by Messrs W.S. Cowell Ltd., of Ipswich". The second volume appeared under the imprint of The Dropmore Press, a venture of the newspaper proprietor Viscount Kemsley of Dropmore. In late 1951 The Dropmore Press was revamped as The Queen Anne Press, with Ian Fleming, Percy Muir and John Hayward as directors; and Book Handbook was revamped as The Book Collector, with the same three men serving as editors. ¶ Occasional discreet ink notation (denoting a catalogue received); otherwise unmarked, and in fine state of preservation.

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         A Map and History of Peiping

      The Peiyang Press, Ltd., Tientsin-Peiping. 1947 [1936]. - 80.8 x 70.5 cm, original-colour lithograph, with folds as issued, in slightly worn envelope with a few small tears, denoting Fourth Printing, very slight toning and professionally repaired few small closed tears along horizontal folds. EXTREMELY RARE in any edition. This highly decorative and sought-after map by Frank Dorn was published in several editions, all with a copyright date of 1936 on the map. The slipcase for this copy identifies it as the Fourth Edition - 1947. Lacking the text booklet. The decorative border includes a history of the city to 1936, and at lower left and right a wedding and a funeral procession. The map is full of pictographs of the city, its buildings and its people, with a light-hearted and fond touch.

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         Anthony McAuliffe

      May 27, [1947]. Rare early Autograph Letter Signed “Tony,” two full pages, 8” x 10.5”, front and verso. Washington, D.C., May 27. With original envelope postmarked Washington, D.C., May 27, 1947. Addressed by McAuliffe to “Gen. Rex Chandler, / 204 Crescent Ave, / San Antonio, / Tex,” marked ”Air Mail,” signed “McAuliffe” in the upper left above printed return address. On letterhead of “The Joint Research and Development Board / Washington 25, D.C.” Fine condition.

Before World War II, Anthony McAuliffe and Rex Chandler (1901-1964) were Captains, First Field Artillery, stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Chandler was promoted to Brigadier General in early 1945. Brigadier General McAuliffe parachuted into Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944. He replied “Nuts!” to a formal German surrender ultimatum six months later on December 22, 1944. On February 3, 1945, the 1st Cavalry Division commanded by Brig. Gen. Chandler advanced into Manila, beginning the battle which ended almost three years of Japanese military occupation in the Philippines and led to Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s promised return.

On March 7, 1946, the War Department made public the list of 212 officers whose temporary appointments as Generals had been ended in line with the Army’s cut in General officer strength. As published in “The New York Times” on March 8, 1946, the list of 54 who were “Reduced to the temporary grade of colonel, effective March 6” included “Rex E. Chandler.” Chandler, addressed as “Gen. Rex Chandler” by McAuliffe on the envelope, evidently wrote to McAuliffe about retiring as a Brigadier General which would, of course, mean a higher pension.

In full, “When I got home last night, I found your letter. I did get busy as soon as I returned from San Antonio. All those to whom I talked gave me the same answer, that Sec. 7 of Pub. Law 101, to which you refer in your letter, prevents retirement in the higher grade if application is made later than six months after reduction. I discussed your case with a number of people; several of whom know you well and displayed a keen personal interest; namely, Cal Smith, the authority in Paul’s office on retirements & Jack Suman, authority in the same field for AGF. I am told that Eisenhower has taken a personal interest in an identical case, the Cg of local Gables Hospital; Beck, I believe. The Chief has been told that he cannot legally retire him as a B.G.” General of the Army Dwight S. Eisenhower served as Chief of Staff of the Army from November 19, 1945 to February 6, 1948.

McAuliffe continues, “Cal Smith testified yesterday on the Army list to retire all in their highest wartime grades. He thinks it is a cinch to pass. The Navy already has it. Your case had been acted on before I got back to the office on May 6th. However, if there is any way to get around that Sec. 7, people here would like to know it, as they have several deserving cases. If you have a suggestion, please write me again. I know the whole crowd here and all are most sympathetic and sincerely desirous of finding a solution. Will return your papers, which I left at home. Helen & Pat join me in love to you all. Yours, Tony.” Chandler retired in 1947.

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         Les meutes et vénerie : pour le cerf, pour le sanglier, pour le chevreuil, pour le lièvre

      Edition établie pour la Librairie J. Thiébaud, par Plume & Presse, 1947-1948. 4 volumes in-4, en feuilles sous couverture imprimée et rempliée, sous deux chemises et étui simili velin. Premier volume : 1ère partie 164 p., 2è partie 181 p. - second volume : 1ère partie : 159 p., 2è partie : 164 p. Ex-libris. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Lana. Bel exemplaire. Très belle édition, illustrée par F. Allain de planches h.-texte gravées sur cuivre, de lettrines, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Mouchon, 1181-1182. broché Bon étatDeCollection

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         MAURIENNE, Numéroté

      Didier & Richard, Grenoble 1947 - MAURIENNE NUMEROTE par Joanny DREVET et Henri MENABREA, éd. Didier & Richard, Grenoble, ca 1947, volume grand in-quarto (39 cm par 29 cm), en feuillets sous chemise rempliée, numéroté n° 50 : exemplaire sur B. F. K. de Rives, complet de ses 20 eaux fortes et 20 dessins, état : l’ouvrage est recouvert de plastique transparent non collant, l’ensemble est en très bon état [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Le Selve

      MILANO: GARZANTI EDITORE, 1947. Brossura. BUONO. 11 16. Collezione Romana USATO

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         The Pearl

      New York: The Viking Press 1947 - 8vo., brown cloth lettered in gilt with black cover illustration; first state dust jacket, slightly rubbed. First edition, first printing. A handsome copy graced with black-and-white drawings by Jose Clemente Orozco. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Neve a Clavière (1947)

      Olio/cartone, cm 50x64 olio su cartone. Opera firmata e intitolata al retro. Autentica di Enrico Paulucci in data 8/1/1980 Già Galleria e Libreria d'Arte La Bussola, Torino (etichetta al retro), 1947. . Carlo Levi (Torino, 29 novembre 1902 – Roma, 4 gennaio 1975) è stato uno scrittore, pittore, politico e antifascista italiano, tra i più significativi narratori del Novecento. La profonda amicizia e l'assidua frequentazione di Felice Casorati orientano la prima attività artistica del giovane Levi, con le opere pittoriche Ritratto del padre (1923) e il levigato nudo di Arcadia, con il quale partecipa alla Biennale di Venezia del 1924. Dopo altri soggiorni a Parigi, dove aveva mantenuto uno studio, la sua pittura, influenzata dalla Scuola di Parigi, subisce un ulteriore cambiamento stilistico, proseguito poi con la conoscenza, tra il 1929 e il 1930, di Modigliani. Con il sostegno di Edoardo Persico e Lionello Venturi, alla fine del 1928 prende parte al movimento pittorico cosiddetto dei sei pittori di Torino, insieme a Gigi Chessa, Nicola Galante, Francesco Menzio, Enrico Paulucci e Jessie Boswell, che lo porterà a esporre in diverse città in Italia e anche in Europa (Genova, Milano, Roma, Londra, Parigi). Levi, per una precisa posizione culturale coerente con le sue idee, considerava espressione di libertà la pittura, in contrapposizione non solo formale, ma anche sostanziale alla retorica dell'arte ufficiale, secondo lui sempre più sottomessa al conformismo del regime fascista e al modernismo ipocrita del movimento futurista..

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         Joy in the Morning

      Herbert Jenkins, UK 1947 - 1st Edition 1947. The Fourth Bertie Jeeves novel.Tipped in age toned signed page from P G Wodehouse to his American neighbour. Book is very good++ and in bright condition. Contents good. The wrapper is very good and bright. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked. Small loss to spine tips. A few small closed tears to edges. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Ealing Studios, London 1947 - Large format paperback programme produced by Ealing Studios to accompany the 1947 film starring Cedric Hardwicke, Stanley Holloway et al, colourfully illustrated by Ardizzone to the whole of the cover and throughout. Some foxing and much discolouration to covers. 16pp colour illustrations B&W photographs. Pages browned at edges and have some foxing. Corners are a little dog-eared and covers are scuffed at edges. No inscriptions. Chapters: Nicholas and His Critics by Oliver Hunkin, list of Cast, The Story (brief synopsis), The Making of the Film, Leading Players in a Famous Cast, and The Men Behind The Film. Size: 10.75"/8.5" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         A Streetcar Named Desire

      A New Directions Book, New York 1947 - First Printing of the First Edition. Lavender boards with black and white decorations, jacket with matching decorations. First Edition, First State in original lavender boards (changed for later printings), Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by one of America's greatest playwrights. The basis for the explosive 1951 film featuring Marlon Brando. Jacket spine faded, two large chips along top edge of rear panel, some other edge wear; volume with edge wear, short split at bottom of front spine edge, several tape residue on covers and endpapers, rear hinge cracked before rear free endpaper, small hole and surface damage to rear free endpaper (from removal of card pocket though no library stamps, etc.); a few leaves with short tears, ink number at bottom of 3rd leaf, a few other stray ink markings; Good to very good in like jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         William Douglas

      May 22, 1947. Autograph Letter Signed “Bill” as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, on both sides of a Supreme Court card, 4.25” x 3.5”. Washington, D.C., May 22, 1947. Light paper clip mark and slight smudge on one word. With original postmarked Supreme Court envelope, 4.5” x 3.5”, torn open at top, addressed by Douglas to “Barnet Nover, Esq / Washington Post / Wash DC.” Fine condition.

In full, “Dear Barney, That was another magnificent piece you wrote the other day – on the D.P s of Europe. It’s the best statement and analysis of the problem I have seen. What we forget is that a policy of inaction can be as vicious and destructive as any of Hitler’s well-laid plans. Our innocence can do great damage.”

From 1936-1947, Barnet Nover (1899-1974) was a columnist and an editorial writer for “The Washington Post,” becoming Washington bureau chief of “The Denver Post” in 1947, a position he held until his retirement in 1971.

Included is a photocopy of Barnet Nover’s “Human Challenge” column from the May 20, 1947, edition of “The Washington Post,” titled “The United States And the DP’s.”

In part, “In displaced persons’ camps in Germany, Austria and Italy are approximately 900,000 men, women and children who, two years after the war, still await their liberation. For those unfortunates the war goes on. To them VE-Day represents the bitter memory of a terrible deception. The Allied victory in Europe was followed in a relatively short time by the fleeing from German captivity of many millions of Frenchmen, Russians, Belgians, Dutchmen, Norwegians, Poles and others who, during the years of Hitler’s domination of Europe, had been made slaves of the Nazi war machine … the 900,000 still left in DP camps represent the hard core of what, in the jargon of Military Government, are called the non-repatriables. They are the individuals who have no homes to go to, no country they can call their own.”

Nover continued, “About 20 per cent of the 900,000 are Jews, the surviving remnant who managed to surmount the tortures of the Gestapo and escape the crematoriums of Himmler’s SS. The one burning desire of most of them is to escape from the charnel house of Europe, preferably to Palestine. Of the remaining 80 per cent, the great majority are Poles and Balts – the Lithuanians, Estonians, Latvians – who, for understandable reasons have resisted every effort to get them to go back to their native lands. The United States, for the soundest of humanitarian reasons has supported their refusal to be repatriated. There can be little doubt that repatriation in many cases would mean death or at least imprisonment … Until June 30, the DP’s are, in effect, the wards of the armies of occupation and of UNRRA. On that day UNRRA passes out of the picture and is to be replaced by the International Refugee Organization which was set up at the last regular meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

“I.R.O. will not actually come into being and begin to function unless and until … funds have been appropriated by the members,” wrote Nover. “This means, in effect, that the I.R.O. will remain a paper organization until the United States has agreed to pay its share - $73,500,000 – which, incidentally, is just over half the sum we are spending annually for the maintenance and provisioning of the camps in our zones in Germany and Austria. Purely on practical grounds of economy, therefore, it is of the utmost importance that Congress act speedily to vote the necessary appropriations. Once it has done that, however, it cannot rest on its oars, comforted in the happy feeling that once again the United States has demonstrated its humanitarian concern with less fortunate individuals … The permanent solution must be to find new homes for the displaced…

“There is a bill now before the House ... introduced by Representative William G. Stratton, Republican member from Illinois … Mr. Stratton would authorize the admission into the United States, outside the quota, of 400,000 displaced people over the next four years. Certainly a nation of 140 million can afford to provide a haven for so tiny an addition to American population …”

Nover concluded, “The enactment of the Stratton bill is the very least we can do to help solve a problem whose existence is a blot on our vaunted civilization. Failure to take constructive action on the DP problem will subject the United States to the charge that our professions of democracy and humanitarianism are the veriest mockery.”

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         IL VANGELO: secondo MATTEO nella versione di Nicola Lisi. - MARCO nella versione di Corrado Alvaro. - LUCA nella versione di Diego Valeri. - GIOVANNI nella versione di Massimo Bontempelli, Litografie di FELICE CASORATI. Venezia, Neri Pozza editore, 1947

      Neri Pozza, 1947. in-folio, fogli sciolti sotto copertina d'editore cartoncino figurato, pp.264. con 4 magnifiche litografie fuori testo a piena pagina di Felice Casorati. Precedono: un Saggio di Don Giuseppe De Luca e le Note di Don Enrico Bartoletti. Accurata edizione impressa in 1025 esemplari su carta avorio della cartiea Favini di Bassano. Il presente è il n.463, in perfetto stato, entro cartella editoriale in cartone.

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         The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze.

      Shanghai: Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs,, 1947-8. A Study in Chinese Nautical Research. Two volumes, quarto. Original green cloth, diagonal ribbed patterning to cloth varies between volumes as called for, gilt titles to spines and front covers. Photographic frontispiece to each volume, 2 maps, 199 plates some of which are folding, 32 illustrations in the text. Ownership inscription in pencil to front free endpapers dated October 1949. Head and foot of spines slightly bumped, slight crease to front cover of volume II, slight marking and dent to rear cover of volume II, endpapers slightly browned. A very good set. First edition, first impression. Worcester had spent many years as a river inspector for Chinese Maritime Customs; he used his experience to produce these two profusely illustrated volumes, the definitive study of Chinese river craft, alongside offering observations on the culture and customs of Chinese boatman.

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         Three Academic Pieces: The Realm of Resemblance, Someone Puts a Pineapple Together, Of Ideal Time and Choice (Signed First Edition)

      Cummington, MA: The Cummington Press, 1947. One of 52 copies (of which this Roman numeral XXII) Signed by the author at the rear. Fine condition. Hand-colored paper-covered boards, cloth spine with titles in blue, and hand-colored woodcut initials by Wightman Williams. Originally read at Harvard University in 1947, this volume represents a continuation of Stevens' constant theme of connecting imagination and reality. A lovely example of the smallest limitation of this edition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Edelstein A12. Fine. Fine

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         Norges Krig 1940-1945 Volumes 1-3

      Oslo, Norway: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1947. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Size=7"x10. 100's of B/W Photos, Few Map. (full book description) Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo, Norway, 1947. 1st Edition VG+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=7"x10", 2388pgs(Index). 100's of B/W Photos, Few Map. NORWEGIAN TEXTS. Brown leather spines (with 4 raised ribs) and fore-edge corners, decorated boards and endpapers. Volume 1 has slight board and leather wear at bottom edge, fore-edge corner, ink gift note on Half Title Page and in VG- condition. Volumes 2 & 3 are clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. and in Fine condition. All 3 text blocks in Fine Like New condition. SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE PACK WITH GREAT CARE, 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES!

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         The Masquerade

      Book Supply Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed. Very Good in a Very Good jacket. First Edition. Signed by Oscar Micheaux on the half-title page. Edges of text block show the typical age-toning. Jacket shows the typical darkening and mild spotting. A quite presentable copy. Photos available upon request.

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         Lazzarino di Tormes.

      Istituto d'Arte di Urbino,, Urbino, 1947 - Cm. 26, pp. 93 (3). Con testate e 7 belle tavole f.t. a colori di Remo Brindisi. Leg. originale in cartoncino con titoli impressi a colori al piatto anteriore. Perfetta conservazione, in stato di nuovo. Edizione a titratura limitata di 150 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 110) impresso su carta distinta

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        Industry and Switching Zone Map of Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley, California.

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, revised 1949. 1947 - Map. Blueline print on vellum. 35 x 78 inches. With multicolor lines indicating switching zones. Map from San Francisco Bay to San Leandro, and North Berkeley to Alameda and Oakland Airport. Index of Industries with approximately 600 entries. Scale: 1 inch = 1000 feet.

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