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      Stabilimenti Poligrafici Riuniti, BOLOGNA 1930 - ITALIANO Periodico quindicinale a forma leggermente più piccola di un quotidiano, 12 pagine ancora intonse, leggermente ed uniformemente brunite dal tempo, con illustrazioni in nero e con vari scritti, V.Cardarelli, E.A.Poe alcuni dei nomi, alcuni piccoli tagli ai bordi, prima ed ultima pagina staccate ed insieme da nastro adesivo 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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1930., 1930. First edition. First edition. Publisher's "A-E" code on copyright page. Author's first novel. Former owner's neat inked name on the front pastedown sheet (completely covered by the dust jacket flap), with yellow Harper's seal at back of book removed (as is nearly always the case), leaving only a tiny remnant attached to page.211 and the rear fly leaf. Near Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with gentle sunning to spine, with light restoration to the spine ends and corners. Carr's first novel, a formidable locked-room mystery introducing his flamboyant Parisian character Henri Bencolin. Bencolin's case involves "an impossible murder in a gambling club - the victim, seen to enter an empty room with all entrances under observation, is subsequently found there, beheaded" (Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (2nd ed.), p.146). Dust jacket promotional blurb says "When the police burst into the ante-room of a smart Paris gambling house, they find a mangled body thrown across the floor, while staring at them from the center of the empty room was the severed head of the Duc de Seligny. So begins a mystery story as weird and terrifying as any ever contrived by Poe. All the wiles of Bencolin, most satanic, most lovable of modern detectives, were needed for its solution." A crime fiction highspot housed in a clamshell case with the dust jacket design shown on the case.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1930 - First edition, fifth printing, which came out in the same year as the first. RARE Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel for 1931, seldom found in this condition. In black boards with red lettering, with a touch of rubbing to the lettering on spine. There are some spots on one textblock edge and a blank bookplate as well as mild corner wear, else about fine, lacking the rare jacket. A terrific copy, basically crisp and clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Garden City, NY: Published for the Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930. First U.S. edition. Slight lean, otherwise a fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with a short closed tear (20 mm) to the upper left front panel, tiny tear at lower right corner tip and mild shelf-wear to the head of the spine panel, some portions of the orange ink of the spine panel are a bit faded. Publisher's wrap around band is present. An attractive copy of a scarce book in jacket. (17960). Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] 1- 308 [309: Crime Club statement] [310: blank], cloth. Mystery novel featuring sleuth Roger Sheringham, the second published (in England in 1926).

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Mad Man's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith., 1930. First edition. Fine/near fine. Octavo [21 cm] in decorative boards over black cloth spine with spine label. 3/4" creased tear to jacket rear cover and small dampstain to jacket spine, else very light wear to jacket. Boards and backstrip are crisp and unworn, with very light rubbing to boards at extremities. Uncommon in jacket. Ward's second wordless novel is a visual tale of man's quest for power, and the inevitability of death. A masterpiece from one of the giants of twentieth-century illustration.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Cat Who Went to Heaven

      New York: Macmillan Company, 1930. First edition, first printing. original red cloth lettered in black. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (spine and upper edges a little browned, a few small nicks with very slight loss of paper). Large quarto. Illustrated by Lynd Ward Newberry Award winner 1931 .

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Skrifter. 54 vol. i likartade, ej helt uniforma band

      Bok. 1930-1985. 54 vol. halvfranska band i gult med dekorationer i rött, grönt och guld, medbundna häftesomslag, de flesta vol. med övre guldsnitt. Sex av vol. i pappkassett. Mycket bra skick. Sviten omfattar: Mina städers ansikten, ou 1930 - Jag tvivlar på idrotten, ou 1931 - Ur klyvnadens tid, ou 1931 - Måna är död, ou 1932 - God natt, jord, ou 1933 - Bara en mor, ou 1939, med dedikation, "Gustaf Hellström med en hälsning från Ivar Lo-Johansson" - Jordproletärerna, ou 1941 - Traktorn, ou 1943 - Statarnoveller, 1945, med dedikation på inklistrat porträtt av förf., "Folke Alenbratt(?) med hälsning från Ivar Lo-Johansson. Gott nytt år 1985" - Geniet, ou 1947 - Statarminnen, 1947, med förord av Ivar Lo-Johansson - Statarna i bild, ou 1948 - Statarminnen, ny samling, 1949, med förord av Ivar Lo-Johansson - Vagabondliv, 1949 - Ålderdom, ou 1949 - Analfabeten, ou 1951 - Ålderdoms-Sverige, ou 1952 - Stockholmaren, ou 1954 - Okänt Paris, ou 1954 - Zigenarväg, ou 1955, foto av Anna Riwkin-Brick - Journalisten, ou 1956 - Att skriva en roman, ou 1957 - Författaren, ou 1957, med nyckel till de i boken med initialer förekommande personerna - Oldberg: Ivar Lo-Johansson, 1957 - Socialisten, ou 1958 - Ur klyvnadens tid, 1958 - Soldaten, 8. tus. 1959 - Proletärförfattaren, ou 1960 - Furuland & Oldberg: Ivar Lo-Johansson. En bibliografi, 1961 - Statarna, 1961, ill. av Sven Ljungberg - Lyckan, ou 1962 - Furuland: Statarna i litteraturen, 1962 - Oldberg: Ivar Lo-Johansson. En bildbiografi, 1964 - Astronomens hus, ou 1966 - Elektra, ou 1967 - Girigbukarna, ou 1969 - Karriäristerna, ou 1969, med dedikation på inklistrad lapp, "Vilhelm Moberg. Från författaren. Med tanke på det vackra trycket klottrar jag inte längre i själva boken. Hjärtlig hälsning. Vännen Lo-Joh." - Lögnhalsarna, ou 1971 - Statarskolan i litteraturen, ou 1972 - Vishetslärarna, ou 1972 - Nunnan i Vadstena, ou 1973 - Furstarna, ou 1974 - Lastbara berättelser, ou 1974 - Dagar och dagsverken, ou 1975 - Furuland: Statarnas ombudsman, 1976 - Under de gröna ekarna i Sörmland, ou 1976, ill. av Sven Ljunggren - Holmgren: Kärlek och ära. En studie i Ivar Lo-Johanssons Måna-romaner, 1978 - Asfalt, ou 1979 - Furstarna, 1979, ill. av Sven Ljungberg - Pubertet, 1979 - Kungsgatan, 1980 - Ordets makt, ou 1982, ill. Sven Ljungberg, nr 120/200, med en signerad trägravyr av Sven Ljungberg. Boken är signerad av Ivar Lo-Johansson och Sven Ljungberg - Tröskeln, ou 1982 - Frihet, ou 1985.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Asken]
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        Ash Wednesday.

      New York: The Foundation Press Inc.; Faber & Faber Ltd., London,, 1930. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, titles to front board within quatrefoil gilt, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Contemporary gift and ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine and edges browned, foot of rear inner hinge just starting, light offsetting to endpapers; an excellent copy. First edition, signed limited issue, number 259 of 600 copies signed by the author. Of these, 200 were offered for sale in the United Kingdom and the remainder exported to the United States. The UK trade issue appeared five days later in a run of 2,000 copies on 29 April, and the same number of copies were printed for the US trade issue in September.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The World Crisis: 1911-1914

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1930. First edition, 8th printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed copy of the British first edition, first printing, eighth and final printing of the first volume of the Churchill's monumental history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. This volume covers the first four years Churchill spent as First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as the beginning of the war. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear and dulling, the contents prone to spotting and toning. Truly bright and clean bindings are seldom seen without the original dust jackets, and the dust jackets are exceptionally scarce. There were eight printings (between 1923 and 1930) of the first edition of this first 1911-1914 volume. This jacketed 1930 eighth and final printing of closely conforms to the appearance of the 1923 first printing. The dust jacket print is the same on the spine, front panel, and front flap, with substantive differences only to the rear panel, which adds advertisements for the subsequent volumes in the series, and the rear flap, which adds “Press Notices”. The binding is identical to that of the first printing with the sole exception of the addition of a single, five-pointed gilt star on the spine, denoting that this is the first volume. Given the similar shelf appearance of both jacket and binding, this copy offers the prospect of filling a jacketed first edition set at a far more modest cost than a first printing. Condition is near fine plus in a dust jacket that approaches near fine. The blue cloth binding is square, tight, immaculately clean, and strikingly bright, with sharp corners, perfectly rounded spine, vivid spine gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents remain crisp and bright; the volume feels unread. A trivial hint of spotting appears confined to the otherwise clean page edges. A single previous owner name is neatly inked to the upper front free endpaper. The front free endpaper and facing front pastedown also show small rust stains consonant with two small paperclips that may have been laid in at one point. The dust jacket is complete apart from fractional chipping at the spine head. The panels and flap folds remain bright. The jacket spine shows moderate, uniform toning and a few faint stains, but nonetheless provides quite good shelf appearance. The jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. Of The World Crisis, Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent part of his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).j, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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      London : The Agency. 1930. Paperback. 1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages ; 22 cm. The Official Report from the inaugural meeting of the Jewish Agency for Palestine held immediately after the 16th Zionist Conference in Zurich, which established the Agency. Includes the speeches and minutes from the conference. “In 1929, the Palestine Zionist Executive was renamed, restructured and officially inaugurated as The Jewish Agency for Palestine by the 16th Zionist Congress, held in Zurich, Switzerland. The new body was larger and included a number of Jewish non-Zionist individuals and organizations, who were interested in Jewish settlement in Palestine. They were philanthropic rather than political, and many opposed talk of a Jewish State. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) The index of speakers (all of whose comments are printed in full) , includes many of the most notable Jews and Zionists of the 20th century including Dr. Chaim Weizmann, David Ben Gurion, Albert Einstein, Cyrus Adler, Nahum Goldman, L. K. Frankel, and many others. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Signed by previous owner on title page. Slight edge wear. Overall about very good condition. (BR-11-58) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Sombras de Pueblo Negro.

      La Habana, La Habana 1930 - 160p paperback with red and black illustration to front, author inscription addressed to Gil (?) dated 1940 to front, excellent fresh copy, paper yellowing, this copy entirely un-cut, never read, superb copy of a very rare title [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Plurabelle Books Ltd]
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        Die Forderung des Tages. Reden und Aufsätze aus den Jahren 1925-1929. [Signierte Erstausgabe].

      Berlin, S. Fischer Verlag, 1930. 8°. 19 cm. 417 Seiten, 3 Blatt. Blauer Original-Ganzlederband mit goldgeprägter Deckelvignette, goldgeprägtem Titel auf rotem Lederschildchen. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Thomas Mann. Gesammelte Werke). Nummer 55 von 150 nummerierten und von Thomas Mann im Impressum signierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Hadern-Velin-Papier. Erste Ausgabe. WG² 52. Potempa A1, Ausgabe IV. Einband minimal berieben, Name auf Vorsatz. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Erstausgabe / first edition; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy; Vorzugsausgabe / limited edition

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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      Gouache er Jahre 1930 - 50 x 70 cm ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert]
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        A budapesti M. Kir. József Müegyetem építészhallgatóinak tervkiállítása 1930. Ausstellung der Entwürfe der studierenden Architekten der budapester Kgl. Ungarischen "Josef" Polytechnischen Hochschule 1930. - Exhibition of plans prepared by the students of architecture of the Royal Hungarian "Joseph" Technical University in Budapest 1930. - Exposition des projets des étudiants en architecture de l'Université Royale Hongroise "Joseph" des Sciences Techniques à Budapest 1930. - Espositione di progetti degli studenti di architettura della Regia Ungherese Università "Guiseppe" delle Scienze Tecniche di Budapest 1930.

      Budapest, -. 1930 - 17 S. + 26 Bll. OBrosch. In ungarischer, deutscher, englischer, französ. und italienischer Sprache. Mit einer Farbtafel und allen s/w Abbildungen. - Leichte papierbedingte Oxidation, etw. angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Unter den Professoren Ivan Kotsis, K. Nagy, Gy Sándy, A. Czakó, Gy. Wälder, I. Möller, D. Hültl, L. Warga und Gy. Sváb wurden die Studierenden unterrichtet. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Exhibition of plans prepared by the students of architecture of the Royal Hungarian "Joseph" Technical University in Budapest 1930

      Technika, Budapest 1930 - Large quarto (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). 17, [1]pp (Text); [50]pp (Plates), [2]pp. Original printed wrappers, with red lettering to covers.Booklet published on the occasion of the XIIth International Congress of Architects held in Budapest, Hungary, from September 7, to September 14, 1930.Illustrated with 68 heliogravures and one color plate, this work contains a selection of architectural projects made by the students of the Department of Architecture of the Budapest Technical High-School.Wrappers age-toned and slightly chipped at lower margin of front cover. Text and captions in Hungarian, German, English, French and Italian. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Secret Of Chimneys - with Original Dust Jacket

      The Bodley Head / John Lane (U.K.) 1930 - AGATHA CHRISTIE - THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS, published by UK publisher The Bodley Head/John Lane, copyright 1925, 1930 Printing (states "First Published in 1925" and "First Published in this series in 1930" on copyright page), blue cloth boards with green art-deco design & green lettering to spine. NOTE - THIS PARTICULAR FORMAT (PRINTED IN THIN PAPERSTOCK) USING A "SILHOUETTE" STYLE COVER ART WAS USED BY THE BODLEY HEAD IN 1930/1931 FOR A SERIES OF ITS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORKS (BUT ONLY THIS BOOK AND "THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT" OF THE 6 AGATHA CHRISTIE BOOKS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BY THE BODLEY HEAD WERE EVER RELEASED IN THIS PARTICULAR FORMAT/EDITION). VERY DIFFICULT BOOK TO FIND IN ITS ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Book has no creased page corners, no former owner or used bookstore markings/stamps inside, clean endpapers with no staining or tape residue, no foxing to pages, endpapers, or outer pages, slight age darkening/dust soiling to outer page edges, no lettering fading/wear to spine, no wear to board edges, board corners or to spine tips, no soiling to cloth boards, no bumped board corners. Dust Jacket has chip at top of spine (a complete copied DJ has been laid in loose behind the dust jacket inside the dust jacket protector to improve shelf appearance) otherwise no chipping or tearing or creasing, slight wear to spine tips and to left/right on spine, hint of wear to front flap crease, hint of edge wear, almost no dust soiling to panels, slight spine sun fade, no scotch tape marks to flaps, no soiling or staining. Overall a FINE-/N-FINE book in VG condition dust jacket (not price clipped) of a rare early 1930s era UK Agatha Christie printing IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. I have a number of other U.K. and U.S. Agatha Christie 1st printing hardcover books up for sale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far North Collectible Books]
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        Comment les Blancs Sont d'Anciens Noir

      Alfred Latour 1930 - 16.5x1.5x13 cm Edition of 500 copies. Copy on papier velin. Very good conditions. Edition tirée à 500 exemplaires, imprimé sur papier Vélin. Dans de très bonnes conditions.

      [Bookseller: Amoc Art]
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        Monsieur Thorpe

      First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Japon, tirage de tête.A very good copy.Provenance : bibliothèque of Léon Aichelbaum with his ex-libris on an end-paper. Editions Lemarget Paris 1930 13x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      London: George G. Harrap. 1930. Deluxe limited edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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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." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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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 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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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