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        THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      London: George G. Harrap. 1930 - Deluxe limited edition. Signed by Willy Pogany. With an original signed etching, 12 tipped-in colour plates, smaller illustrations and head and tail pieces in black and white throughout the text. Original turquoise crushed morocco, four raised bands with titles in gilt to the spine. Circular design to the upper board in gilt, red, orange, blue and green. Quarto. Top edge gilt, all other edges untrimmed. Marbled endpapers. Housed in the original card box with the original hand numbered paper label printed in black. A superb fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner’s inscriptions or stamps. The box is a little rubbed at the extremities but sound, firm and without repair. Limited to 750 copies of which this is number 737. Signed by Willy Pogany in black ink to the limitation page and again in pencil underneath the dry point etching. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Choix

      Paris : Editions Iribe, [1930]. Quarto, lettered boards with glassine cover (split, as usual), spiral bound, pp. 32; 7 gold and silver foil plates with acetate overlays (the metallic plates corroded, as always), else very good. An icon of art deco design by the legendary Paul Iribe. Limited to 800 copies, this one of the 400 copies hors commerce, with a presentation inscription from the printer. "This book, titled "Choix" (Choice), is the second of 800 copies that were published by Paul Iribe, a French illustrator, cartoonist, designer, decorator and art director, in 1930. Lamenting that French design had become "poor" and "americanized" in the years since the First World War, Iribe argues that the genius of French design lies in what he calls the "principe de l'arabesque" (principle of the arabesque). Facing the economic downturn of the 1930, Iribe is inviting his fellow French designers to choose to return to the "arabesque France" in design rather than to continue following the fashions imposed by the "cube Europe". To do so, after 31 pages with written text explaining his purpose, he presents seven plates of printed overlays over gold and silver board images depicting styles of the 1930's in home decor and fashion, as examples of industrial designs to illustrate the principle of the arabesque." - Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

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        Parties: A Novel of Contemporary New York Life

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1930. First. First edition. A small stain on the top edge, boards a bit soiled, an about very good copy without dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by the author: "For Emilio in memory of the time when we will go to parties again [three words indecipherable] Carlo. September 2, 1942." .

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        VILE BODIES

      Chapman & Hall 1930 - First edition. Original marbled cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper, "For David & Tamara with love from Evelyn (published Jan. 14th 1930)." A very good copy indeed with slight wear to spine ends and bottom corners. Page edges browned and a little foxing throughout, with a few small red stains along the bottom edge of the preliminaries. Striking orange and black pictorial title page designed by the author. David Talbot Rice met Waugh at Oxford, where they, along with Brian Howard, Anthony Powell and Harold Acton were part of a set known as the Hypocrites Club, which was an influence on Waugh's depiction of the louche undergraduate behaviour in Brideshead Revisited. Tamara was also an undergraduate at the same time and became a close friend of Waugh's before being romantically pursued by Talbot Rice. They married in 1927 and both pursued successful careers in Byzantine and Islamic art. They remained on friendly terms with Waugh, Tamara being particularly supportive on the break up of his first marriage. Vile Bodies is the author's successful second novel, lampooning the rise of the 'Bright Young Things'. It is uncommon in an inscribed state. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vile Bodies - in the original 7'6 dust wrapper

      Chapman and Hall, 1930. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1930. A near fine copy with one very small name to the head of the front endpaper. Small bumps to the rear board edge. Some light wear to the spine tips. An excellent example. In a third state wrapper with a longer list of books on the rear panel for Chapman and Hall's centenary celebration with no mention of 'Vile Bodies'. The DJ has benefitted from some professional restoration and now presents very well indeed.

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        Our Big Book

      Scott, Foresman And Company, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Palo-Alto, Fair Lawn, N.J. 1930 - Good black hardcover binder. Edge and covers worn, spine wear and tear, soiling. Cover paper label intact with tide mark. Inside cover label intact. No tears to pages, some finger smudges. [1930-1939], 19 1/4 X 25 3/8 inches. 49 cm. X 74 cm. Lacking pages 1-8, 22 pages present 9-10, 11-14, 15-18, 19-22, 23-26, 27-30. Stories feature Dick, Jane, Baby, Spot, Puff and Tim. "Contains seven stories from We Look And See, first pre-primer of the basic readers." -Jane --Baby --Spot --Puff --Tim --Tim and Spot. Date of publication inferred from comparison with similar materials. Large format Double Elephant Folio pages bound together in 4 page gatherings in 3-ring binder. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dance Night

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart. 1930. First. First edition. Portions of the jacket (text from the flaps) affixed to the front endpapers, binding modestly smudged and soiled, a near very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. The author's exceptionally uncommon fourth book, and considered the finest of her "Ohio" novels. Powell was a prolific and well-regarded author, but until a relatively recent and well-deserved revival, her work was mostly forgotten. For forty years she was a valued jewel of the New York literary world and if you read her books it's easy to see why. .

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        ORIGINAL 1930 TYPED LETTER, SIGNED (re: The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key & The Thin Man)

      New York, 1930. Hammett, Dashiell. ONE PAGE TYPED LETTER, SIGNED ["Sincerely, Dashiell Hammett"]. 135 East 38th Street, New York, April 21st, 1930. Highly desirable unpublished early letter from one of Hammett's most creatively fruitful years in which he makes mention of all three of his greatest novels. To "Dear Mr. Hammett" (Walter Hammett of Yale University in New Haven, who had initially written wondering -- incorrectly as it turned out -- if they shared any kin), it reads: "Thanks a lot for the latest of your always kind notes. The Falcon seems to be going over pretty well and I think Earl Boothe's going to produce it on the stage in the Fall if I can get time off from the current book to do the dramatization. The next book, 'The Glass Key' is scheduled for publication in September or October, and then 'The Thin Man' and 'The Darkened Face' in February and August, 1931. Beyond that deponent saith not. Best of luck to you with the poetry and otherwise." The letter, written only two months after the book publication of THE MALTESE FALCON has some irony to it as Dashiell Hammett's precision in rattling off titles and publication dates bore no reality to what came to pass. THE GLASS KEY wouldn't be published until 1931; THE THIN MAN didn't appear until 1934. As for "The Darkened Face" -- there is a fragment of a manuscript with that title at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin. It now appears to have been a planned novel which never came to full fruition. Nor did Hammett write a stage version of THE MALTESE FALCON for Earl Boothe; instead the novel was almost immediately adapted to film, released by Warner Brothers Studios as a pre-code 1931 crime drama full of sexual innuendo starring Ricardo Cortez and Bebe Daniels. The Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 (edited by Richard Layman) were indeed "selected from nearly one thousand letters" yet only a mere four letters date - as this letter does -- from 1930, the year Hammett published THE MALTESE FALCON. Apart from two neat folds, the letter is in Fine, crisp condition. Custom slipcase.. Signed by Author. Fine.

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        MONDO NUOVO

      ALPES, MILANO 1930 - VIAGGI E SCOPERTE ITALIANO A cura di Temistocle Celotti, numerose illustrazioni in nero fuori testo, pagine brunite ai bordi, con lieve fioritura, traccia di umidità ed alcuni segni a matita ai margini, coperta morbida con risvolti, con lieve fioritura e traccia di umidità al piede dl dorso, sovraccoperta figurata con fioritura e piccoli strappi 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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        Sur le Rhône de Lyon à Saint-Louis

      1930. Paris H. Floury, sans date, 1913. In-plano broché, couverture verte illustrée d'une vignette en noir avec titre calligraphié. 54 pages ornées de 51 dessins d'Hermann-Paul contrecollés sur papier bleuté. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires, celui-ci portant le n° 43. Envoi autographe de l'auteur. Couverture un peu abimée en bords, avec manque, parfait état intérieur.

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        [CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT] From Gallipoli.

      [United Kingdom, c.1930]. Large octavo, original full dark blue morocco binding with triple gilt rule and ornament, spines with raised bands and lettered in gilt; inner boards with gilt rule; calligraphic manuscript in red, black and gold ink on vellum, [11] pages, each page with decorative borders in red, black and gold; the text comprises an extract from Masefield's book Gallipoli (1916), which describes the gathering of ships on the 23rd April prior to the landings on the 25th; the extract is preceded and followed by quotes from the Song of Roland(also used by Masefield in his book), which are rendered in red ink. Fine and unique. The poet John Masefield's Gallipoli was based on a report he had written for the British Foreign Office on the disastrous Dardanelles campaign. It was one of the first widely published accounts of the campaign. Unflinchingly realistic in its descriptions, it helped to enshrine in legend the heroic deeds and deplorable suffering of the soldiers of the ANZAC contingent. Masefield believed that, in spite of the campaign's ultimate strategic failure and the enormous human sacrifice it had demanded, Gallipoli was a glorious event, in the same way that other military defeats throughout history have been viewed by the losing side as events that shape national pride and character. 'All the thousands of men aboard [the ships] gathered on deck to see, till each rail was thronged. These men had come from all parts of the British world, from Africa, Australia, Canada, India, the Mother Country, New Zealand, and remote islands in the sea. They had said goodbye to home that they might offer their lives in the cause we stand for. In a few hours at most, as they well knew, perhaps a tenth of them would have looked their last on the sun, and be a part of foreign earth or dumb things that the tides push. Many of them would have disappeared for ever from the knowledge of man, blotted from the book of life none would know how - by a fall or chance shot in the darkness, in the blast of a shell, or alone, like a hurt beast, in some scrub or gully, far from comrades and the English speech and the English singing. And perhaps a third of them would be mangled, blinded or broken, lamed, made imbecile or disfigured, with the colour and the taste of life taken from them, so that they would never more move with comrades nor exult in the sun. And those not taken thus would be under the ground, sweating in the trench, carrying sandbags up the sap, dodging death and danger, without rest or food or drink, in the blazing sun, or the frost of the Gallipoli night, till death seemed relaxation and a wound a luxury ... they went like kings in a pageant to the imminent death.' (extract from pages 4-5 of the manuscript)

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        The Cambridge History of Latin America (5 Volumes) Volumes 1 Thru 5

      Cambridge University Press - Hardcover. Volumes 1 thru 5. Books and Dust Jackets are in FINE condition. Cambridge University Press. Covering Colonial Latin America to 1930. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pendragon [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]

      Methuen and Co. Ltd London (1930) - First Edition. Very scarce Arthurian novel in which "[King] Arthur, stripped of mythical trappings but not of romance, figures as the very human and very lovable saviour of Britain. Other half-legendary names, such as those of Merlin and Anurin, are also made real, and the story culminates in the heroic climax of Mount Badon, the last triumph of Roman--British chivalry against Saxon barbarism". Reprinted in 2003 and reviewed by Cindy Lynn Speer thusly: "A totally different take on the Arthurian tales, it kills the inevitable. we know there are points to which each Arthurian story hangs parts of its plot on. Arthur getting the sword, Guenevere and Lancelot, the final, terrible battle. these things are no longer definite. Sometimes what makes a story beloved is the familiarity. There's a comfort in knowing what comes next. (Heck, I can probably recite, word for word, the script to Excalibur.) But after a time, even re-interpretations of re-interpretations get stale. Pendragon does not suffer from this at all. The story, with its non-magical, completely historically researched base is completely new, and therefore a more pleasurable read. You are still spending time with Arthur and many of the familiar faces, while having the uncertainty that comes with reading a story for the very first time. Pendragon has been a popular, if rare, volume in the libraries of many Arthurian enthusiasts for years." This copy inscribed and signed by Faraday at half-title in 1949. Found in The New Arthurian Encyclopedia [Norris J. Lacy], A Companion to Romance [Corinne Saunders], The Arthurian Handbook [Norris J. Lacy], A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500 - 2000) [Ann F. Howey]. Very Good, cover mildly askew, front endpaper removed exposing webbing at front inner hinge (but still firm), in Very Good dustjacket, vertical crease at spine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LABELS A Mediterranean Journal

      Duckworth 1930 - First edition, deluxe issue, number 74 of 110 copies signed by the author, with a foolscap page of the original manuscript bound in. Publisher's pale blue buckram with gilt lettering on the spine. A fine bright copy with foxing to the page edges. Pictorial endpapers with design used on the dustwrapper of the trade edition. Frontispiece from a black and white drawing by Evelyn Waugh, plus various maps and photographic illustrations. Each of the copies of this limited edition contains a page of Waugh's final manuscript draft. This copy has page one. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Opium : Journal d'une désintoxication (de-luxe first edition)

      Paris : Librairie Stock, Delamain & Boutelleau, [1930]. One of only 5 hors commerce copies out of the 33 examples of the de-luxe edition on Japon impérial paper (this is no. II of those numbered I-V inRoman numerals; the commercial copies are numbered in Arabic numerals 1-28). Octavo, original printed card covers (a short paper split at head of spine, otherwise fine), 264 pp, illustrated with 40 line drawings in the text and 3 plates of Cocteau's collages; internally fresh and bright, near faultless; an exceptional copy of the rarest and most desirable format of the first edition of Cocteau's account of his struggle with opium addiction and withdrawal.

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        The marvellous book. An Album Containing One Hundred Studies of Famous Chinese Porcelains reproduced in full colors, Complete with Descriptive and Historical Notes

      Shanghai, S. Talbot & Sons 1930. Fol. 6 n. n. Bll. und 100 Farbtafeln. Originaler Seideneinband. (Rücken fachmännisch restauriert, leicht berieben, sonst gut).

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        Dream days... with illustrations and decorations by Ernest H. Shepard

      John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1930. 8vo (cm. 22), XII-168 pp. con 31 ill.ni in nero (anche a piena pagina). Legatura editoriale in mz. pergamena con titolo impresso in oro al ds. Taglio superiore dorato. Ex libris sulla prima carta bianca. Prima edizione. Tiratura limitata e firmata da Grahame e Shepard: ‘This large Paper Edition, printed on a specially made rag paper, is limited to two hundred and seventy-five copies for sale...’ (ns. esemplare non numerato). Perfetto stato di conservazione. Raro.

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        The Redhead from Sun Dog

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1930 - First edition. Slight waviness to the spine, else fine in very good or better dustwrapper (with art by "Mon Randall") with some small tears. Basis for the 1934 film serial *The Red Rider* directed by Lew Landers, and featuring Buck Jones, and with athletic great Jim Thorpe in a lesser role. The 1934 film probably had some effect on the comic book and radio hero created in 1933 as the Bronc Peeler, but whose name was changed in 1938 to Red Ryder (of "You'll shoot your eye out" fame). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph book with Stanley Spencer Autograph

      ca. 1930s - 16 x 20 cm. [138 p.]. Green cloth boards with gold lettering. All edges gilt. Front board has a "wave" to it. Front free endpaper missing. First page inscribed "Furzedown School 1932." Autographed by Stanley Spencer, a painter of imaginative and religious subjects, landscapes and occasional portraits, many of them set in and around Cookham, Berkshire. Spencer's autograph appears on p. 7, dated August 16th, 1935. The book also has 2 watercolours (one of a cute terrier) and 1 sketch. Not by Spencer but both well done. Book belonged to "Joan" and was a birthday present from her "Snowball" grandparents, St. Leonards on Sea, in 1932. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Redhead from Sun Dog

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1930. First. First edition. Slight waviness to the spine, else fine in very good or better dustwrapper (with art by "Mon Randall") with some small tears. Basis for the 1934 film serial The Red Rider directed by Lew Landers, and featuring Buck Jones, and with athletic great Jim Thorpe in a lesser role. The 1934 film probably had some effect on the comic book and radio hero created in 1933 as the Bronc Peeler, but whose name was changed in 1938 to Red Ryder (of "You'll shoot your eye out" fame). .

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        Hills and the Sea, Malibu Coast

      1930. Wood engraving Approximately 6 x 8 inches image area plus margins on wove paper, matted, glazed and framed Paul Hambleton Landacre (9 July 1893, Columbus, Ohio - 3 June 1963, Los Angeles, California) was one of the outstanding printmakers of the modern era. His distinguished body of work was largely responsible for elevating the wood engraving to an art form in twentieth-century America. Landacre's linocuts and wood engravings of landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and abstractions are celebrated for their technical virtuosity and mastery of design. In March 1932, the artist and his wife moved to a rustic house in the Echo Park neighborhood, also known as Edendale, near downtown Los Angeles, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Landacre died in 1963 soon after--and emotionally resulting from--the death of his wife who had been an essential working companion for 38 years, even helping the artist late in his life pull impressions from the formidable Washington hand press. In March 2006, with the growing appreciation of Landacre's artistic significance, their hillside home was declared a City of Los Angeles landmark (Historic Cultural Monument No. 839). Repositories of his work include the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Library of Congress; Los Angeles Public Library; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Oakland Museum; New York Public Library; Philadelphia Museum; San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts; and the Seattle Museum Fine No. 32 of 50, signed by Landacre in pencil lower left. Also signed in the plate

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        I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO RETIRE

      1930 - 280x220mm. An original sequence of nine caricatures, in ink on paper, depicting village cricketers batting, with the legend, "I didn't mind bowling at the station master or - the policeman - or the butcher's boy - or the butcher - or the parson - or the publican - or Giles the farmer - but when the local quoits champion hit me into the next county - I thought it was time to retire." Signed and dated "Hillington 1930". Mounted, framed and glazed. Arthur Mailey (1886-1967) was a successful leg break bowler, taking 99 wickets from Australia in 21 tests between 1921 and 1929, however his lasting talent was as a cartoonist and he had a particular knack of caricaturing his team mates and opponents, his ready wit creating a humorous narrative with a sequence of cartoons. He drew for the Sydney Arrow and Bulletin and the London Bystander as well as writing and illustrating a number of books, most notably his account of the Bodyline series, And Then Came Larwood and his autobiography, 10 for 66 And All That. Although individual sketches appear occasionally complete cartoon sequences are rarely seen in commerce. Mailey retired from first class cricket in 1930. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Marie Magique.

      - P. Société des Bibliophiles Franco-Suisses, Jean Saudé Enulumineur. 1930. In-4° en feuilles sous chemise et étui. 42 compositions en couleurs hors texte d'Antoine BOURDELLE. Tirage unique limité à 125 exemplaires, réservés aux membres de la Société.

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        NUT-BROWN BEER NUT-BROWN. Being a Very Careful Analysis of Life's Major Joy

      [South Pasadena]: Printed by H. [Ward] Ritchie at the Flame Press, 1930. 1st printing thus. Age-toning to paper. A VG+ copy of this fragile item.. 4 leaves. Unopened. Printed by Ritchie at the Abbey of San Encino Press. 6-1/2" x 4-1/8" "Beer. A poem", originally published in the author's Drift and other poems [1866]. A very early item by this master printer, who states "24 copies on Incudine paper and many more on newsprint" in his The Ward Ritchie Press and Anderson, Ritchie & Simon [1961], p. 128.

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        NUT-BROWN BEER NUT-BROWN. Being a Very Careful Analysis of Life's Major Joy

      [South Pasadena]: Printed by H. [Ward] Ritchie at the Flame Press, 1930. 1st printing thus. Age-toning to paper. A VG+ copy of this fragile item.. 4 leaves. Unopened. Printed by Ritchie at the Abbey of San Encino Press. 6-1/2" x 4-1/8" "Beer. A poem", originally published in the author's Drift and other poems [1866]. A very early item by this master printer, who states "24 copies on Incudine paper and many more on newsprint" in his The Ward Ritchie Press and Anderson, Ritchie & Simon [1961], p. 128.

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        The Theory of Fundamental Processes

      First edition, first printing. From the library of pioneering female physicist Nina Byers (1930-2014), who made important contributions to particle physics and superconductivity and had a humorous personal connection with Feynman, earning her a mention in Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman. Byers received her bachelors in physics at Berkeley and then studied under Murray Gell-Mann and Gregor Wenzl at Chicago, completing her thesis on pi-mesic atoms in 1956. In 1961 (the same year that this book was published) she joined the faculty at UCLA where she worked on particle physics as "the first and the only female in the Physics department for 20 years" (Los Angeles Times obituary). Byers remained at UCLA for the rest of her career, through for several years she split her time between Los Angeles and the UK after she was appointed the first female physics lecturer at Oxford. During the 1970s and 80s Byers and her students were engaged in cutting edge research on areas such as gauge theories of the electroweak interactions, quarkonium, and bound state systems (UCLA Physics & Astronomy department obituary). At the same time she was deeply involved with the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "Nina served as President of the APS Forum on History of Physics, a position earned through her dedication to promoting the understanding of two weighty subjects: the role of women in physics, and the examination of physicists' role in the development and deployment of nuclear weapons" (UCLA obituary). One of Byer's most significant projects in this regard was the web archive Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics, which includes detailed information on 83 female physicists. She also edited the volume Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics (2006), and was a committed campaigner against nuclear weapons. In a lifetime of accomplishments, perhaps the most unusual aspect of her legacy is her warm and comical appearance in Feynman's classic memoir Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman. Byers was put in charge of a series of physics colloquia at UCLA and wanted to include some speakers on other aspects of culture. Looking around for an expert on Mayan mathematics, she was hitting dead ends until another professor recommended Feynman, who had worked on the Dresden Codex in his spare time. As Feynman recalled it, "She nearly died! She's trying to bring some culture to the physicists, and the only way to do it is to get a physicist!" Feynman's talk was very well received, and to thank him, Byers gave him some handsome colour reproductions of the Codex. The two became good friends and remained close for the rest of Feynman's life. The present text, The Theory of Fundamental Processes, was one of Feynman's first two published books, appearing in 1961 along with Quantum Electrodynamics. Both were lightly edited versions of lectures transcribed by students. The books became influential within the physics community and contributed to Feynman's growing celebrity. As a particle physicist, Byers would have been particularly interested in Theory of Fundamental Processes, a key work at the cutting edge of her field. A price sticker on the lower cover indicates that she purchased this copy at the UCLA student shop, and the ink stains, pencilled notes on the cover and in the contents list, and other signs of use confirm that that she probably consulted it as a reference work, and perhaps used it as a textbook for her advanced students. A wonderful association copy. A Lecture Note Volume. Notes Corrected by H. T. Yura. New York: W. A. Benjamin, Inc., 1961. Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in blue, black, and orange. Ownership signature of UCLA physicist Nina Byers to the upper wrapper, UCLA student store price ticket to the lower wrapper. Some additional notes by Byers in pencil on the upper wrapper and check marks by chapters in the contents list. A little creasing, rubbing, and toning to the wrappers, some light ink stains on the lower cover. A very good copy.

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        ORIGINAL 1930 TYPED LETTER, SIGNED (re: The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key & The Thin Man)

      1930 - Hammett, Dashiell. ONE PAGE TYPED LETTER, SIGNED ["Sincerely, Dashiell Hammett"]. 135 East 38th Street, New York, April 21st, 1930. Highly desirable unpublished early letter from one of Hammett's most creatively fruitful years in which he makes mention of all three of his greatest novels. To "Dear Mr. Hammett" (Walter Hammett of Yale University in New Haven, who had initially written wondering -- incorrectly as it turned out -- if they shared any kin), it reads: "Thanks a lot for the latest of your always kind notes. The Falcon seems to be going over pretty well and I think Earl Boothe's going to produce it on the stage in the Fall if I can get time off from the current book to do the dramatization. The next book, 'The Glass Key' is scheduled for publication in September or October, and then 'The Thin Man' and 'The Darkened Face' in February and August, 1931. Beyond that deponent saith not. Best of luck to you with the poetry and otherwise." The letter, written only two months after the book publication of THE MALTESE FALCON has some irony to it as Dashiell Hammett's precision in rattling off titles and publication dates bore no reality to what came to pass. THE GLASS KEY wouldn't be published until 1931; THE THIN MAN didn't appear until 1934. As for "The Darkened Face" -- there is a fragment of a manuscript with that title at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin. It now appears to have been a planned novel which never came to full fruition. Nor did Hammett write a stage version of THE MALTESE FALCON for Earl Boothe; instead the novel was almost immediately adapted to film, released by Warner Brothers Studios as a pre-code 1931 crime drama full of sexual innuendo starring Ricardo Cortez and Bebe Daniels. The Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 (edited by Richard Layman) were indeed "selected from nearly one thousand letters" yet only a mere four letters date - as this letter does -- from 1930, the year Hammett published THE MALTESE FALCON. Apart from two neat folds, the letter is in Fine, crisp condition. Custom slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA]
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        The History of the Peloponnesian War. Translated into English by Benjamin Jowett, M.A. .

      Chelsea: Printed at the Ashendene Press 1930 - Limited edition, one of 260 copies of a total edition of 280, there being 20 copies printed on vellum. Folio. (2), 363, (1) pp. Original white full pigskin by W.H. Smith & Son with their discreet gilt stamp to the foot of the rear pastedown, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels, all edges uncut. Two small brown marks to the lower board, occasional light soiling to the covers, an attractive copy of a finely printed work. Printed by St. John Hornby at the Ashendene Press at Shelley House, the opening lines of each book and the marginal notes are printed in red and were designed by Graily Hewitt. The main part of the text is printed in black using Ptolemy type while the marginalia utilises Blado Italic.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        A small collection of "Tijuana bibles" (erotic comic books)

      [U.S.A.] : [various publishers], [c.1930-50, with two later examples c. 1970]. Seventeen titles, all oblong duodecimo, in original stapled wrappers, roneo printed, most [8] leaves, illustrated in comic strip format; occasional wear and marks, but generally in good condition. 1. Corn-Hole Productions presents J. Wellington Wimpy in You bring the ducks 2. Gertie Gulp presents Needlenose Noonan in Heavy duty 3. Chambers and Hiss in Betrayed 4. Iona Douche-Bag presents Tillie in Foul ball 5. Poop-deck Pappy in "Bolls." (lacking lower wrapper?) 6. Ginger Rogers in "A flying fuck" 7. Schnozzle 8. Les extases 9. Mustachs 10. Henry 11. Henry (1970s reprint) 12. Reel fun 13. Andy Gump 14. Alexander Smart in "Tit for tat" 15. Stoop N. Takit present Joe Palooka with Knobby 16. [Untitled] 17. Sad sack in sad deal (1970s reprint) Publications of this type were given the generic name of "Tijuana Bible", as they were thought to have been published in Tijuana, Mexico, from the late 1920s on. Several of the present group appear unrecorded in OCLC. One of the most comprehensive collections of Tijuana bibles is held in the Duke University Library collection: "The Tijuana bibles include a wide range of characters, many inspired by (or lifted from) mainstream media and celebrities. The most frequently used characters were from newspaper comic strips, including Andy Gump, Betty Boop, Blondie and Dagwood, Dick Tracy, Ella Cinders, Dumb Dora, Wimpy, Pete the Tramp, Tillie the Toiler, and Popeye. Other bibles include generic figures such as travelling salesmen (including a vacuum cleaner man, a book salesman, a radio salesmen, and so on); parodies of real people, including Nazis, boxer Joe Louis, and other celebrities; or versions of popular movie heroines, such as Snow White or Mae West." (Duke University Library)

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        When I was Very Young

      New York and London: Random House / Fountain Press and Methuen 1930. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION. Number 340 of 842 copies. Octavo, pp.28, printed in two colours, illustrated by Shepard, limitation page at rear. Publisher's pictorial pink cloth decorated with nursery characters, paper title label to spine, deckle edges, brown card slip-case. Slightly toned, box fractionally worn. Overall a fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Four Faultless Felons

      UK: Cassell, 1930. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Four Faultless Felons by GK Chesterton First Edition Cassell 1930. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. A fine copy in a VG dust jacket, priced 7/6.

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        Bruyère - fashion design 1930s.

      "Diner au cabaret??Modetekening van de collectie van Marie-Louise Bruy?re. Medio jaren 1930. Gouache op grijs papier.Mme. Bruy?re (1884-?) was geboren op het Franse platteland, maar haar ambitieuze ouders verhuisden naar de groeiende voorsteden van Parijs, waar het hen voor de wind ging. Ze woonden in het chique Saint Gratien, waar ook Princesse Mathilde (het nichtje van Napoleon I) woonde. Ze volgde haar opleiding bij Cheruit en vervolgens bij Lanvin. In 1928 opende ze haar eigen ?Bruy?re Couture??, en met haar collectie van begin 1930 plaatste ze zich tussen de toonaangevende jonge ontwerpers van haar tijd zoals Schiaparelli, Alix, Rochas en Mainbocher. Haar faam groeide internationaal, waardoor ze in 1937 een grand salon aan de Place Vend?me kon openen. Haar kleding was chique, zeer draagbaar en bovenal modieus, opvallend door subtiele en ongewone design elementen. Met twee shows per jaar van elk 200 modellen, had ze een enorme productie en had in 1947 328 medewerkers. Haar bedrijf groeide tot midden jaren 1950. Als men dan overstapt naar prêt-a-porter gaat het na een paar jaar ten onder.Prijs: ?750,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        On Being Ill

      London, Hogarth Press 1930 - First edition. Copy 223 of an edition of 250 signed and numbered copies. The printed limitation statement of 125 copies has been over-printed with a line and the figure 250 inserted. An excellent copy in dustwrapper. Woolmer 245. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Autograph Letter Signed; "Sinclair," to Luigino and Dorothy, Baron and Baroness Franchetti, July 18, 1949

      -. Folded, corners slightly bent, fine.. 2 pages, written on one leaf of personal printed stationery, approx 7-1/4 X 7-1/2 in. Lewis writes to announce his plans for sailing to Europe and travel itinerary together with his recently retired brother, who has never been out of the country. Lewis received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930, the first American to be so honored.

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books]
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        Pablo Picasso 1/1250

      Editions des Chroniques du Jour, Paris, 1930 - Pablo Picasso, Translated from the Spanish by Warre B. Wells, Paris & London, 1930, Limited edition, 1158/1250, this being one of 650 copies in English and one of the 250 copies printed on behalf of A Zwemmer, Charing Cross Road. (550 were in French and the remainder with a lithograph of Picasso). Complete with four exquisite colour pochoir plates, each tissue guarded & numerous black & white plates and illustrations. Original printed wrappers, sewing weak, with some paper loss to the spine, in the publisher's glassine dust jacket torn at head & foot with small loss, all preserved in publisher's original linen-backed printed board chemise with cloth ties, slightly rubbed and dust soiled, 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Four Faultless Felons

      Cassell, UK 1930 - Four Faultless Felons by GK Chesterton First Edition Cassell 1930. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. A fine copy in a VG dust jacket, priced 7/6. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd]
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        The John Riddell Murder Case: A Philo Vance Parody

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Plus Jacket. Full Page Plates By Miguel Covarrubias Throughout. 1st Printing Xii, 318 Pp. + "A Sporting Offer" Game At Rear. First Edition, First Printing With Scribner's Seal And "A" And 1930 Date On Copyright Page, 1930 Date On Title Page, Top Edge Of Page Block With Publisher's Red Stain. Book Near Fine, Just A Trace Of Rubbing At Corners Of Book, No Marks, And Two Abrasions, 1/8" And 1/4", Along Bottom Ede Of Rear Board. This Example Is Distinguished By The Intact Publisher's "A Sporting Offer" Seal To Rear Pages [Unopened And Very Scarce Thus], Four Tiny Chips On Edge But Seal Never Broken. Dj Is Very Good Plus Light Wear, Minute Losses At Corners, Somewhat Dusty And With Slight Fading To Spine, Not Price-Clipped ($2.00).

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        UZBEK POLITICAL-SATIRICAL MAGAZINE: MUSTUM [MY?TUM, MU?TUM, MUŠTUM / THE FIST].

      Large 4°, 12 text pages with partly coloured illustrations within text and full-page illustrations (Very Good, partly uncut in the upper part, tiny tears in margins). - Tashkent, Uzbekistan 1930. This is an edition of an extremely rare political-satirical magazine, published in Turkic language in different scripts in Tashkent in Uzbekistan. The magazine ridicules the contemporary political situation and the pope, with the title page showing him supported by the rich, Fascists, and Muslims. The magazine was published from 1923 on under different spelling of the same word Mu?tum, My?tum and Muštum, meaning The Fist. This is the April edition, published in 1930. We could not trace any examples of the magazine in institurtions worldwide. Two German libraries (University Library of Tübingen and the State Library of Berlin) possess some separate editions from 1980s and 1990s.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        BUNNY AND BROWNIE: The Adventures of George & Wiggle.

      A&C Black, London. 1930 - Darkening and rubbing to spine and boards, which are a bit sprung but very sound. Decorative paper label on front. Some occasional slight spots of foxing to pages ow a very clean copy internally. A previous owner has very lightly and carefully coloured in the rear endpaper design with a faint pink shading and, less neatly, two of the in-text line drawings. investigation of a small deformation two thirds of the way down the spine dislodged the tip of a crayon, caught within the spine, which, by the shade of brown, was from the crayon used to make the colouring many years ago. Ow very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dennys, Sanders & Greene]
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        Kak Mi Pishem (Why We Write)

      Izdatelsvo Piscatelei v Leningrade, 1930 - Cloth / Boards. Good +. First Edition. 216 pp + (8). 10,200 copies but quite scarce, probably due to the inclusion of Zamyatin. Covers show edgewear with loss of color along edges (now white), binding cracked but holding at titlepage and before rear endpaper. A few pencil notes and underlinings. [553]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Nydegger Familien Chronik

      - Vers / ca. 1930. In-4 oblong, cartonnage toile. / Oblong 4to, clothbound hardcover. L'histoire généalogique d'une famille suisse-allemande et américaine (branches en Floride, Illinois, Ohio, New York.). Fac-similé du texte manuscrit, nombreuses photos originales en reproduction. Très petit tirage, hors-commerce, aucun exemplaire en bibliothèque publique (Worldcat). / Genealogical history of a Swiss-German and American family (branches in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, New York.). Manuscript text in facsimile, numerous original photographs in photo-reproduction. Originally not for sale, very small print run, no institutional copy known (Worldcat). * Americana * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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