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         I, the Jury.

      E.P. Dutton, New York, 1947 - The first edition of the author's first work E.P. Dutton, New York, 1947. A Fine copy in a Fine Jacket (minor creasing to foot of spine, but still a Fine Jacket). Not clipped and correctly priced at $2.50, and no ownership markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Finecopy ABA]
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         Intéressante correspondance d'officiers durant la guerre d'Indochine.

      - 8 dossier 23 In-8 et in-4 1947-1954 bon - 6 lettres d'officiers, écrites d'Indochine, durant la Guerre d'Indépendance (1947-1954), 15 pp. in-4 et in-8 + 1 copie de la main de Monteil. « Faute d'effectifs suffisants, nous avons depuis 6 mois adopté en Cochinchine une attitude défensive malpropre à galvaniser le moral des troupes astreintes à un métier pénible et obscur de garde et de protection des biens et entreprises [.] » (cap. Teulière, 1947). « Me voici donc en place et l'un des quatre amiraux du Tonkin sous le glorieux drapeau du R.I.C.M. [.]. J'attends vers la fin du mois ma vedette de commandement, une superbe 11ne toute neuve et armée jusqu'aux dents [.] » (amiral Millot, Ninh-Biang, 1952, belle lettre de 6 pp.). « Trois mois se sont écoulés depuis le cessez-le-feu : rien n'a encore été fait qui pourrait durcir les territoires au Sud du 17e parallèle contre l'entreprise communiste. Les Français nantis de l'autorité (beaucoup des autres aussi) n'ont rien compris [.]. Enfin, les résidus vietnamiens de l'ère coloniale (riches bourgeois de Saïgon, sectes de tous poils poussées et armées par nous – diviser pour régner -) se déchirent à belles dents sans offrir au Nhaque de la rizière les solutions radicales capables de contrebalancer la tentation communiste. On ne voit pas comment le Viet-Minh pourrait ne pas submerger le Centre et le Sud Vietnam lorsque l'heure du vote arrivera, ou de toute autre façon [.] » (CC Delahouse, Saïgon, 1954, très belle lettre de 6 pages). « Il y a ici une chose qui requiert la quasi unanimité de ceux qui y sont : c'est le geste de Thierry-d'Argenlieu, agissant comme il l'a fait envers l'amiral Decoux, ce geste fût malheureux. Et nous en payons certainement les conséquences aujourd'hui [.] » (Lieutenant Le Bail, 1952). Une belle lettre de l'amiral Ortoli (Saïgon 1950, en-tête des Forces Maritimes d'Extrême-Orient). - 2 manuscrits autographes d'André Monteil : très intéressantes notes sur la situation militaire en Indochine après Dien-Bien-Phu (5 pp. ½ in-8) + le rôle de Maurice Schumann lors de la conférence sur l'Indochine (2 pp. ½ in-8). Résistant et homme politique, député du Finistère et maire de Quimper, ministre de la Santé (1954-1955). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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         McElligot's Pool.

      New York: Random House, nd 1947 - First edition, second issue with 4 printed lines on copyright page & with the closed mouth fish illustration on upper side, in second dust jacket priced at 2.50 & with the previous four titles listed on the back panel ending with Horton Hatches the Egg. Original black printed green pictorial boards without lettering on the back-strip in original color pictorial dust jacket priced @ $2.50 on the rear flap. Very good copy in a very good dust jacket price clipped on the front panel but not price-clipped on rear panel @ $2.50, with two ½” dust jacket chips & some separation along the back-strip seam of the dust jacket. H7782 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J House Booksellers, ABAA]
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         Violente charge de Céline contre l'Europe "imbécile, pourrie, bavarde et paumée".

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-folio (grand) 25 [septembre 1947] Signée "Louis Ferd.". Enveloppe jointe. pliures Belle lettre de Céline louant l'action de son avocat Mikkelsen et fustigeant l'Europe. "J'attends le récit de ta croisade. A toi l'Hiver et les Beautés frileuses! Réchauffe-toi vieux gaillard aux feux de Jouvence bien autrement plus bénéfiques que la Fontaine! A-t-on vu se faire bander à l'eau? Quelle sottise! Au chaud! Au chaud!". Il annonce la venue à Paris de son "très cher" avocat danois, Thorwald Mikkelsen. "Nous lui devons la vie (pour ce qu'il en reste!). Très grand coeur, très grand esprit, très grand juriste. Il est l'avocat ici des ambassades d'Angleterre et d'Amérique. Il parle très bien français [.]. Bien sûr que le ne le paye pas. Tu penses! Fais pour lui comme pour moi". Il espère que Geoffroy viendra bientôt "vers nos neiges [.]. On te réchauffera au mieux. Pas d'histoire! Il faut se dépêcher je pense. Regarde cette Europe imbécile pourrie bavarde! et paumée!". Romancier et pamphlétaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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         Expedición De Los Catalanes y Aragoneses Contra Turcos y Griegos. Grabados En Boj Por Teodoro Miciano.

      Asociación De Bibliófilos De Barcelona - Sallent, Barcelona - Sabadell 1947 - 375 pp. , estampadas a dos tintas y decoradas con muy bellas letras capitulares grabadas a la madera. Una lámina a color , con 5 láminas adjuntas descomponiendo los colores, y 4 hojas con la recopilación ilustrada de todas las letras capitulares. Edición en buen papel de hilo, no venal, de solo 111 ejemplares. Regia encuadernación firmada por Manuel Bueno a media piel. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. Size: 32,5 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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         The Bad Little Duckhunter

      William R. Scott 1947 - Pictorial boards with hint of wear on spine ends. "William R. Scott FILE COPY" stamped on front end papere, else Fine. Jacket with $1.50 flap price has four small chips on spine and edge and tear along spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Picture Book Cottage]
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         CORSO DI FISICA SPERIMENTALE PER I LICEI CLASSICI VOLUME I II MECCANICA DEI SOLIDI LIQUIDI E GAS, ACUSTICA ED OTTICA, TEMINOLOGIA, ELETTROLOGIA

      Dante Alighieri, 1947. ITALIANO 0,5 Due volumi in un tomo, pagine ingiallite ai bordi, con fioriture sparse, traccia di umidità e presenza di sottolineature ed appunti a matita, testi costellati da piccole illustrazioni in nero, rilegatura in mezza tela, con piatti cartonati ingialliti ai bordi e con abrasioni, dorso con fioritura ed usura al piede ed alla cima USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         All My Sons

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good with toning and light foxing to cloth, bruising to spine ends, previous owner name to front free end paper, pages toned. In a Very Good dust jacket with price intact, light rubbing and edge wear with chipping at the corners and spine ends. The author's elusive first published play, preceded by a non-fiction book and a novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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         Antonin Raymond: Architectural Details

      1947 - An important work of modern architecture developed through the knowledge of japanese architecture. Photographs and drawings of many works in b/w.

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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         Law of Success

      Ralston Society, 1947. Hardcover. Near Fine. Ralston Society, Cleveland Ohio 1947. 1947 Editions. 7 Books: The Master Mind, Concentration Co-Operation, Pleasing Personality, Accurate Thinking, Self Control, Doing More than paid for, Imagination, Enthusiasm, Habit of Saving, Initiative and Leadership, Definite Chief Aim, Self Confidence. Book Condition: Near Fine, soft shelf wear, age toning, name at the endpaper.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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         There Shall Be Wings: Title Page for Airmails of the World

      Kasimir Bileski, Winnepeg, Canada 1947 - Herman Jaffe, New York (Printer); Copyright 1947, stamped verso "First Edition"; Color process art print, signed in ink lower right; 8 x 6.5 inches, image; 11.5 x 10 inches, overall Aviation themed print with a central illustration of Leonardo Da Vinci holds a drawing of a Renaissance flying machine labeled "there shall be wings." Above him is a 1940s airplane. The elaborate decorative border contains 12 illustrations from the history of aviation: balloons, zeppelins, airplanes and a helicopter. In the top border is a winged hourglass above a propeller, in the bottom border, a world globe flanked by wings. Both are surmounted by a star. This illustration was one of 60 commissioned in 1945 by Canadian publisher Kasimir Bileski for an international stamp album. Szyk only completed 10 of these images prior to his death in 1951. The offered example is a separately issued print signed by Szyk in ink. Arthur Szyk (pronounced ¿shick¿) was a widely admired illustrator and political caricaturist, known for his illuminated manuscript style based on 16th-century miniatures as well as for his profound humanism, devoted to the ideals of democracy and Judaism.  A well-traveled man, he began studying art at the age of 15, at the Académie Julian in Paris, continued his studies in Krakow in 1913, and visited a community of artists who were Polish Jews living in Palestine the following year.  After a stint in the Polish army, he moved with his wife and family to Paris in 1921, where he remained for many years and illustrated several books in French, many on Biblical or Jewish themes, worked on major commissions from the French government and the League of Nations, and exhibited his work in one-person shows.  In 1937, he relocated to London, where he published his Haggadah in 1940, a project he had begun in the 1920s, which was dedicated to King George IV. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Szyk began producing anti-fascist satirical works, which he toured in North America at the suggestion of the Polish and British governments to raise awareness of the growing threat of Nazism.  In the Forties, he emigrated to the United States and became a successful illustrator in his adopted country, doing covers for magazines such as Time, Esquire and Collier¿s and advertisements for U.S. Steel and Coca Cola, as well as continuing to produced illuminated books. He worked tirelessly for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.  He became an American citizen in 1948, but was investigated in 1951 by the House Un-American Activities Committee for potential Communist activities.  Although prominent citizens asserted that this was specious, the stress took its toll, and he died of a heart attack later that year.  The Arthur Szyk Society was established in California in 1991 to document and promote his legacy as an artist and champion of democratic and Jewish values Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, handling and wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: George Glazer Gallery]
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         Children of the Albatross

      1947 - First US edition. 8vo., original black cloth, dust jacket. New York, E.P. Dutton. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: ?For Karl Reisz, from Anais Nin? An excellent copy in dust jacket, browned on the spine and chipped at the head and tail of the spine and the extremities. Karl Reisz was a Czech-born film and theatre director. Regarded as one of the founders of 'free cinema', he directed the acclaimed Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and Harold Pinter's script of John Fowles' novel The French Lieutenant's Woman. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         La peste.

      - Paris, Nouvelle Revue Française, 1947; in-8 couronne, 337 pp., cartonnage décoré de l'éditeur (Prassinos) ; dos légèrement insolé. Huret 105a. Crepin, Albert Camus, Essai de bibliographie, 115. Édition originale, comportant cet envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : "au docteur et à Madame Albeaux-Fernet ce petit témoignage d'une nostalgie médicale avec le très cordial souvenir d'Albert Camus". Exemplaire numéroté sur alfa Navarre, ex-libris du Dr. Albeaux-Fernet. 1947 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Amateur]
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         Pierre A Feu: Les Miroirs Profonds

      Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1947. Original wraps. Very Good +. Henri Matisse. The 1947 1st edition, one of 950 copies issued (this one designated "Number H.C." {"Hors Commerce" or "outside the trade; not for sale through regular commercial channels"}). FURTHERMORE, THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE BOOK'S EDITOR, MADAME ROSEMOND RILEY at the foot of the "Justification du Tirage". This collection more than anything celebrates the illustrations of Henri Matisse and includes 1 original color lithograph (constituting the wrappers), 1 lithographed portrait, 1 wood engraving and 14 heliogravures, all of which showcase Matisse's virtuosity and work nicely to complement the text. Octavo, solid and VG+ to Near Fine. The wrappers are harmlessly bound upside down (making this a unique copy?) and show just the slightest touch of creasing and light soiling. Literary contributions by Louis Aragon, Paul Eluard, Luc Decaunes, Rene Lacote, Jacques Kober, Edouard Jaguer, Rene Char, etc. A very sharp, impressive copy.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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         Dark of the Moon.

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House,, 1947. Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with slightly rubbed extremities. First edition, first printing, inscribed by Derleth on the front free endpaper: "Sincerely, August Derleth".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Dark of the Moon. Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre.

      Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1947 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in a price-clipped jacket with slightly rubbed extremities. First edition, first printing, inscribed by Derleth on the front free endpaper: "Sincerely, August Derleth". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         The Fabulous Clipjoint

      E. P. Dutton 1947 - 1st printing. SIGNED by the author. 8x6", 224 pp. Small bookshop sticker inside cover, lightly rubbed corners, else VG in Fair to Good dj with light chipping, scrapes on edges, small tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aardvark Book Depot]
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         Essays presented to Charles Williams

      The First UK Printing published by Oxford University Press in 1947. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Some pushing and light fading to the spine ends. Corers bumped. Light toning and spotting to the text block which has encroached on to the page edges in places. Light offsetting and spotting to the prelims. Free from inscriptions. The fragile thin paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. It bears the correct price of 12s 6d. net. The rear lower flap fold is clipped. Some toning to the spine with some loss at the spine ends. Some tape to the spine ends on the verso which shows through to the front. A few age related markings but the wrapper presents well in the removable Brodart archival cover. A collection of essays to act as a memorial of friendship between the poet and author Charles Williams (who had died in 1945). The various contributors include C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers and J.R.R.Tolkien. Williams had been a close friend of Tolkien and Lewis. He had been part of Lewis' literary society, 'The Inklings Group'. Williams published prose and poetry and was the author of the acclaimed fantasy title 'The Place Of The Lion' which C.S. Lewis had greatly admired. A very scarce title more-so with the original wrapper.

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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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         Pierre A Feu: Les Miroirs Profonds

      Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1947. Original wraps. Very Good +. Henri Matisse. The 1947 1st edition, one of 950 copies issued (this one designated "Number H.C." {"Hors Commerce" or "outside the trade; not for sale through regular commercial channels"}). FURTHERMORE, THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE BOOK'S EDITOR, MADAME ROSEMOND RILEY at the foot of the "Justification du Tirage". This collection more than anything celebrates the illustrations of Henri Matisse and includes 1 original color lithograph (constituting the wrappers), 1 lithographed portrait, 1 wood engraving and 14 heliogravures, all of which showcase Matisse's virtuosity and work nicely to complement the text. Octavo, solid and VG+ to Near Fine. The wrappers are harmlessly bound upside down (making this a unique copy?) and show just the slightest touch of creasing and light soiling. Literary contributions by Louis Aragon, Paul Eluard, Luc Decaunes, Rene Lacote, Jacques Kober, Edouard Jaguer, Rene Char, etc. A very sharp, impressive copy.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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         Engineers of the Southwest Pacific, 1941-1945: Engineers in Theater Operations; Organizations, Troops and Training; Engineer Intelligence; Amphibian Engineer Operations; Airfield Base Development; Engineer Supply; Critique

      Army Forces, Pacific, 1947. Large Hardcover. Good. Two volumes are former library copies with the associated marks, and volume 6 is a softcover. Slight musty odor, spine of paperback volume toned and faintly creased. 1947 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author. xxi, 375; xviii, 330; xvii, 467; xxiii, 766; xxii, 559; xvi, 366; xxvi, 451 pp. A history of the United States Army engineers in the Southwest Pacific theater of World War II, featuring numerous color fold-out maps, black-and-white photographs, charts, and tables. Though there is no volume 5 present, it appears this title (Combat Engineer Operations) was planned as part of this series, but instead published as Technical Services: The Corps of Engineers: The War Against Japan, part of another set issued in the United States Army in World War II series. From the readers guide to the series: A companion to the operational volumes in the Army's Pacific theater subseries, this volume chronicles the story of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the most primitive, undeveloped, and remote areas of the Pacific Ocean, China, and Southeast Asia.KEYWORDS: MILITARY WWII WW2 SECOND WORLD WAR II CORPS OF ENGINEERS ENGINEERING OPERATIONS

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         Spacehounds of IPC by Edward E. Smith (Publisher's Dummy) UNIQUE COPY Signed

      [Fantasy Press], [Reading, PA] 1947 - Spacehounds of IPC by Edward E. Smith (Publisher's Dummy) UNIQUE COPY Signed A firm square copy with dampstaining: to the cloth binding, the pastedown endpapers, and to the text block faintly from the gutter out (see pics). Rubbing to the jacket extremities. Mylar cover. UNIQUE PUBLISHER'S DUMMY. Book and Jacket both signed by A. J. Donnell. And he inscribed the book," When Fantasy Press first started, we held a conference to decide on a format for future editions; its size, number of pages (approximate0 and weight for mailing purposes. This was the first dummy model made for that purpose. [signed] A. J. Donnell". One-of-a-kind first "book". Not dated [1947]. Publisher's Dummy for First Book published. No text on the pages. Blank pages bound in the publisher's original blue cloth, in the publisher's original first edition pictorial dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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         Über Opern von Richard Strauss [inscribed and annotated by Richard Strauss]

      Atlantix, Zurich, Switzerland 1947 - Annotated by Richard Strauss and then wittily inscribed by the composer as a gift to a bassoonist friend on the half title: 'Meinen gebrenen Hugo Burghauser pp Fagott par excellence sein anfrichtig ergebenen Richard Strauss. Montreux, 15 Oktober 1948' ('My surreptitious Hugo Burghauser pp bassoon par excellence his most devoted Richard Strauss.') with Burghauser's booklabel opposite. A few months earlier Strauss had also dedicated his Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon in F to Hugo Burghauser - the work was premiered in April 1948, perhaps inspiring the joke about Burghauser's proficiency playing pianissimo. (Burghauser had been the principle bassoonist with the Vienna Philharmonic but since emigrated to New York.) This time Strauss chose to give the bassoonist the recently published first volume of another friend's work, Willi Schuh's study of his own operas, which he had read and annotated before making this presentation. At this time Strauss was living in Switzerland, less than a year from his own death, and composing perhaps the greatest of all musical valedictions, his Four Last Songs. The author of this book Willi Schuh was a Swiss musicologist who worked with Strauss from 1936 until his death in 1949, writing a series of meticulously documented studies of the composer culminating in a biography in the 1970s. During the year that he owned this book Strauss had certainly read at least the biographical opening chapter of Schuh's study and the following chapters on his operas, Salome and Electra, annotating around a dozen sections, such as a reference to Strauss as a conductor, with little marginal lines in pencil, occasional brackets, underlined words and a single angry word of exclamation at page 17. Most interesting is Strauss's longer response to a comment by Schuh at page 23 on the vexed issue of tonality in Elektra which runs to several words. On the final leaf in another hand, presumably Burghauser's, is written: '" - and knowing man's need of comfort God gave him music --' Now housed within a quarter morocco over blue cloth clamshell box, the book is in good condition only. There are old tape marks where Strauss's inscription appears to have been protected with cellophane; the jacket also has old tape repairs and is chipped. The combination of annotation, inscription and presentation makes this a Richard Strauss association copy of the highest significance. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Modernfirsteditions Ltd ABA/ ILAB/ PBFA]
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         Disegno Edile Progetti - Particolari. Geometria descrittiva, prospettiva, assonometria, ombre

      EDITORE ULRICO HOEPLI, MILANO 1947 - ITALIANO Legatura amatoriale, copertina in robusto cartonato, titoli in oro entro tassello cuoio al dorso con lieve dissolvenza, cuffie usurate, 133 le tavole, con molteplici disegni al tratto, esempi e figure in nero ad esplicare il testo, interno pulito, ben preservate le brunite pagine, buone le condizioni.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Important Typed Letter Signed about the book "End of Man

      New York, 1947. unbound. very good. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York City, April 20, 1947, to Professor William Seward, concerning the book "End of Man," in part: "I am glad to hear that you think so well of END OF MAN. Perhaps you have not heard, but the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice has taken action against the novel on charges of obscenity, and there was a hearing in Court on April 14. We will get a decision from the Magistrate on May 2nd...I believe the best way we can handle the matter of an inscribed copy of the novel would be this. Next time I am down at Vanguard Press, I will inscribe one to you, and have them send one down to you COD as customary. If this is not all right with you, then let me know. It is best for Vanguard to send it, because first I do not have any copies, except one, and second, I do not have any means of wrapping and sending it, because first I do not have any copies, except one, and second, I do not have any means of wrapping and sending it. But, I will be glad to have Vanguard send it on to you if you like..." Note: When Willingham wrote this letter, he was suffering severe economic difficulties, brought on by the lawsuit and injunction against the sale and distribution of his book. The truth was that he could neither afford the cost of postage and insurance nor the cost of printing personal stationery for his correspondence. Faint paperclip stain at the top; narrow stain along the right edge; still in very good condition. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York City, April 20, 1947, to Professor William Seward, concerning the book "End of Man," in part: "I am glad to hear that you think so well of END OF MAN. Perhaps you have not heard, but the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice has taken action against the novel on charges of obscenity, and there was a hearing in Court on April 14. We will get a decision from the Magistrate on May 2nd...I believe the best way we can handle the matter of an inscribed copy of the novel would be this. Next time I am down at Vanguard Press, I will inscribe one to you, and have them send one down to you COD as customary. If this is not all right with you, then let me know. It is best for Vanguard to send it, because first I do not have any copies, except one, and second, I do not have any means of wrapping and sending it, because first I do not have any copies, except one, and second, I do not have any means of wrapping and sending it. But, I will be glad to have Vanguard send it on to you if you like..." Note: When Willingham wrote this letter, he was suffering severe economic difficulties, brought on by the lawsuit and injunction against the sale and distribution of his book. The truth was that he could neither afford the cost of postage and insurance nor the cost of printing personal stationery for his correspondence. Faint paperclip stain at the top; narrow stain along the right edge; still in very good condition. American novelist and screenwriter called the "father of modern black comedy." His screenwriting credits include: "Paths of Glory," "The Bridge over the River Kwai," "Spartacus," "The Graduate," "Little Big Man," and "Rambling Rose." His first book "End of Man" (1947) was targeted by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, who filed obscenity charges against its publisher Vanguard Press. A landmark trial ensue, drawing testimony from Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and Gore Vial. All three would become household names within a year.

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         Bookjackets by Alvin Lustig for New Directions Books

      The Gotham Book Mart Press, New York 1947 - 7½ x 6¼ inches. Title and two leaves text: Statements by Laughlin and Lustig. 18 color plates of New Directions jackets designed by Lustig (of 20? see below). Original comb binding, printed wrappers. Lower third of each sheet with pale dampstain and minor associated cockling. A SCARCE PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE FROM NEW DIRECTIONS. Laughlin states: "It is obvious that the series of jacket designs which Alvin Lustig has made for my New Classics books is a constant pleasure to the eye. There is nothing in the book world today which compares with them for color, for variety, for life, for appeal to the intelligence. Again and again I find myself lining the books up to gloat at them. What is quite as important: these jackets have enormously increased the sale of the New Classics Series. About eight books were in print before Lustig came into the picture. They were jacketted in a very conservative, 'booky', way. Sales were pretty dreary. Then we brightened the books up with the Lustig covers. Immediately they began to move." Sales in fact increased by three hundred percent. Lustig notes that he conceived of "a series of symbols that could quickly summarize the spirit of each book" in order to "hold the roving eye of the potential buyer." "The jackets were also always planned for maximum visual effectiveness when displayed together, as well as when shown singly against the confused background of the average book store. As the publisher's remarks testify, the primary aim of reaching the audience was achieved. I hope too that the secondary aim, that of projecting a series of 'public' symbols of higher than usual standards, was also achieved."Following the text are eighteen front panel jacket designs from the series: Rimbaud's A Season in Hell and Illuminations; Stein's Three Lives; Forster's The Longest Journey and A Room with a View; James' The Spoils of Poynton; Flaubert's Three Tales; Waugh's A Handful of Dust; Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby; Kafka's Amerika; Barnes' Nightwood; Patchen's Selected Poems; Joyce's Exiles; Fournier's The Wanderer; Baudelaire's Flowers of Evil; Lawrence's The Man Who Died and Selected Poems; and Boyle's Monday Night. Missing from the sequence are nos. 1 and 15 in the series. This ephemeral promotional pamphlet was sent to book stores to solicit orders, and is a scarce survival in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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         Calaveras Aftosas con Medias Naylon.

      Mexico, 1947.(). Portfolio of subversive lincuts. 16 x 12 inches; 40.64 x 31.1 cm. 8 pages. 2 inch clean tear through center. Part of lower right corner missing on last leaf.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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         Dark Carnival by Ray Bradbury (1st Edition) Signed

      Kerosina Publications Ltd, Sauk City, Wis. 1947 - Dark Carnival by Ray Bradbury (1st Edition) Signed Very Near Fine. A firm square copy with very minor rubbing to the spine corners. Very slight acidic offset toning to endpapers, bright pages. Some rubbing to the dust jacket edges, a half-inch closed creased tear. Original $3.00 price unclipped. Mylar cover. Presentation Copy. Signed and inscribed by Ray Bradbury, May 8, 1947, to Noted fan Cyrus B. Condra. 3000 copies printed. Bradbury's first book. Collects 27 weird tales. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heartwood Rare Books]
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         Dark Carnival

      Arkham House, Sauk City 1947 - DJ crease head tail of spine, top front flap pin head chip, unclipped $3, black boards, gilt lettering on spine, sharp corners, Ray Bradbury signed on ffep with date of May 29, 47. One of three thousand printed editions. Twenty-seven stories some of which have been published in magazines and some of which have never been published before. Rare find in such fine condition! ; Cover Art; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 313 pages; Signed by Author. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Crossroads Books]
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         La luce che si spense

      Tipografia editoriale Lucchi, 1947. ITALIANO 0,31 Volume rilegato in cartoncino rigido, con titolo in oro al dorso, in tassello verde. Pagine in buono stato, con bruniture, così ai tagli. Traduzione di Gian Dauli. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         White Snow, Bright Snow

      Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1947 - First Printing. Lightly rubbed edges with wee soil spot, else Fine in unclipped ($2.00) jacket with advertisement for "Rain Drop Splash" ($1.50) on rear flap. Jacket is lightly edge rubbed and lightly soiled with a few small tears and spine chips. Caldecott medals on front do not indicate a "second issue" jacket in IMHO -- it's merely a first issue with the medals added after award announced. Poetic picture of the white world of snow. 1948 Caldecott Award winner. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Picture Book Cottage]
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         [Photo Album]: Alaska, 1935 - 1947

      Near Fine. Small quarto (7.5" x 9.5"). Black cloth with embossed "Kodak Library" in gilt. Boards a little warped, internally the images are about fine. A combination photo album and scrapbook containing approximately 275 gelatin silver images various sizes, a common size is 4.5" x 2.75", but with many larger. Mostly are vernacular images but a reasonable number are real photo postcards or other commercial images. Additionally there are a few dozen images from other printed sources. A very-well captioned and extensive album of travel in Alaska, with much emphasis on the native population. One image with a note on the verso dated in 1947, but most of the images seem earlier. An unusually extensive album.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         Imbroglio d'amore (Love's lovely counterfeit) di James M. Cain - Romanzo

      Editore De Carlo, SPOLETO 1947 - Elite ITALIANO Volume degli anni '40 in stato discreto, sovraccoperta originale illustrata in carta, sovraccoperta di Ercole Brini, bordo e punte consumati, strappo, abrasioni; coperta illustrata in cartoncino, usura da scaffale, tagli con accenno di fioritura, appena bruniti e con barbe, pagine in buono stato. Su occhiello e frontespizio timbro ex biblioteca "Biblioteca di Alberto Natali". XXI volume della collana Elite.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Essays of Michel de Montaigne

      NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1947, 1947. LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY DALI. 1 vol., illustrated by Salvador Dali, limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies this being copy #297, signed by Dali on the limitation page. Bound in the publisher's gilt stamped blue cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut, small neat gift inscription to front blank endleaf otherwise FINE, without the card slipcase.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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         Tottenham Hotspur Football Club - Its Birth and Progress 1882-1946.

      Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Company, London. 1947 - First edition. Quarto. pp viii, 224. Illustrated with photographs. On the half-title and the facing page are the signatures of thirty-six members of the playing and coaching staff, including such Spurs luminaries as Bill Nicholson, Ron Burgess, Ted Ditchburn, Bill Whatley, Les Stevens, Arthur Willis, F.A. Sargent, Eddie Baily, Victor Buckingham, et al.Head and tail of spine faded. Very good in good, chipped and rubbed dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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         American Fabrics

      1947 - Amazing (4) vol burgundy velvet slipcase set of Numbers 1-4 including bound issues replete with fabric swatches & sporting b&w photographs throughout!~

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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         Bookjackets by Alvin Lustig for New Directions Books

      New York: The Gotham Book Mart Press, 1947. 7½ x 6¼ inches. Title and two leaves text: Statements by Laughlin and Lustig. 18 color plates of New Directions jackets designed by Lustig (of 20? see below). Original comb binding, printed wrappers. Lower third of each sheet with pale dampstain and minor associated cockling. A SCARCE PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE FROM NEW DIRECTIONS. Laughlin states: "It is obvious that the series of jacket designs which Alvin Lustig has made for my New Classics books is a constant pleasure to the eye. There is nothing in the book world today which compares with them for color, for variety, for life, for appeal to the intelligence. Again and again I find myself lining the books up to gloat at them. What is quite as important: these jackets have enormously increased the sale of the New Classics Series. About eight books were in print before Lustig came into the picture. They were jacketted in a very conservative, 'booky', way. Sales were pretty dreary. Then we brightened the books up with the Lustig covers. Immediately they began to move..." Sales in fact increased by three hundred percent. Lustig notes that he conceived of "a series of symbols that could quickly summarize the spirit of each book" in order to "hold the roving eye of the potential buyer." "The jackets were also always planned for maximum visual effectiveness when displayed together, as well as when shown singly against the confused background of the average book store. As the publisher's remarks testify, the primary aim of reaching the audience was achieved. I hope too that the secondary aim, that of projecting a series of 'public' symbols of higher than usual standards, was also achieved." Following the text are eighteen front panel jacket designs from the series: Rimbaud's A Season in Hell and Illuminations; Stein's Three Lives; Forster's The Longest Journey and A Room with a View; James' The Spoils of Poynton; Flaubert's Three Tales; Waugh's A Handful of Dust; Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby; Kafka's Amerika; Barnes' Nightwood; Patchen's Selected Poems; Joyce's Exiles; Fournier's The Wanderer; Baudelaire's Flowers of Evil; Lawrence's The Man Who Died and Selected Poems; and Boyle's Monday Night. Missing from the sequence are nos. 1 and 15 in the series. This ephemeral promotional pamphlet was sent to book stores to solicit orders, and is a scarce survival in any condition.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        The Gallery

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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