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        The Cat Who Went to Heaven

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good -. Lynd Ward. The 1930 1st edition of this wonderful collaboration between Elizabeth Coatsworth and Lynd Ward. Solid and VG (light offsetting at the pastedowns and endpapers, small pasted-on author biography at rear pastedown) in a bright, VG- example of the fragile dustjacket, with light chipping and creasing along the panel edges and 1" loss at the spine base. Still though, very presentable. Octavo, nicely illustrated thruout by the formidable Lynd Ward.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Discours des Misères de ce Temps.

      Paris, Le Fuseau chargé de laine 1930 - Orné de nombreuses gravures au burin sur cuivre d'Albert Decaris dont 20 hors-texte (Complet & Contrôlé). Édition tirée à 359 exemplaires sur les presses d'Aimé Jourde pour le texte, et d'Edmond Rigal pour les gravures. Celui-ci (n°172) un des 300 sur vergé de Montval. Enrichi d'un dessin original signé d'Albert Decaris non noté sur la justification. Paris, Le Fuseau chargé de laine 1930. Très belle reliure plein maroquin violine signée R. et A. Mondrac. Dos lisse avec titre vertical doré. Décors mosaïqués en couleurs sur les plats, les contreplats et le dos. Gardes de velours rose avec petites pièces de cuir en couleurs. Le dessin original est contrecollé sur le premier plat de couverture. Couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Parfait état. Format in-4° (33x26). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Cakes and ale or the skeleton in the cupboard

      William Heinemann, London 1930 - First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], 270; fore-edges spotted, half title and title page slightly foxed, else a near fine copy in the dust jacket which shows slight wear at top of spine, and two old tape stains on the versos of the jacket flaps. Page 147 is in state B (no priority). Toole Stott A40a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Not Without Laughter

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1930 - Some relatively light edge and corner wear. Spine is somewhat sunned and has a small area of damage between title and author. Overall book shows expected aging from time and reading. This copy is from the library of civil rights activist and has his signature and bookplate along with the date (1930) and the notation "Tuskegee Institute." Moon left his position at Tuskegee in 1930 and went on to work for the NAACP as Public Relations director and eventually as editor of The Crisis. Moon also wrote books on African-American voting rights and other important subjects. Moon's signature and the Tuskegee inscription make this an important association between Langston Hughes, The Tuskegee Institute, the NAACP and, of course, Henry Lee Moon. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 324 pages; Signed by Associated [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Dayton, OH: The McCall Company, 1930. Some mild edge rubbing, some reading creases, a generally very good to nearly fine set. (20862). Octavo, seven issues, covers and interior illustrations by Frank Hoban, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Complete seven part serial "Tarzan at the Earth's Core." All issues feature a Tarzan cover painting. Zeuscher, Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, pp. 401.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Autograph draft of poem to Liese Karr

      Zurich 1930 - Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph draft of an untitled poem in German, written to Liese Karr. 1 sheet, written on the back of a mimeographed slip, two lines canceled but legible. Zürich, 1930 (dated in pencil by Einstein’s secretary, Helen Dukas, in the upper right corner). Tear at vertical crease, small chip in one margin, but very good. A charming example of Einstein’s gift for light verse. In November 1930 Einstein visited Zürich to be fêted as a special guest of honor at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology—the famous ETH, where he had received his diploma in physics in 1900 and later served as professor of theoretical physics. Einstein’s host during his stay in Zürich was Frau Liese Karr, widow of a grain merchant distantly related to Einstein’s mother; Einstein had known the Karr family since his student days, when the Karrs had kept "a watchful but discreet eye" on him during his time at the ETH (Clark, Einstein: The Life and Times, p. 25). Einstein’s poem, thanking Frau Karr for her hospitality, appears to have been drafted on the day of his departure by train for Berlin. The poem can be translated as follows: Dear Liese, before I rush off I still send you this line I heard many Swiss citizens Who talked untiringly This celebration was not in vain For it filled up my purse Valiant men, true and worthy, Not for nothing sparkles their plumage Now that it’s all over Can I find rest again Now [ ] it’s enough Today at four my train leaves To you, however, full of regret I say farewell It was cozy at your house You, your cat, your child and your feast.

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        Dorothy's Dilemma: A School Story

      Chambers 1930 - 1st edition, true first edition, red cloth, gilt titles, very good to fine copy lacking dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HAUNTED BOOKSHOP P.B.F.A.]
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      - Nrf, Paris 1930, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione originale, una delle 647 copie numerate sul filo puro, solo carta di grandi dimensioni dopo 109 ripristinata. esemplare piacevole nonostante le guardie un po 'd'ombra e cucite. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 647 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers après les 109 réimposés. Agréable exemplaire en dépit des gardes très légèrement ombrées et piquées et du dos comportant des traces d'insolation en tête et en pied.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        [Donna somala vista di spalle]

      1930 circa. Disegno a carboncino su carta, mm. 500x350. Non firmato. Di certa attribuzione. Romano Dazzi, figlio del celebre scultore Arturo, nato a Roma nel 1905, dimostrò eccezionale predisposizione al disegno fin dalla primissima infanzia, tanto che Ugo Ojetti, apprezzandone il talento lo presentava già al pubblico nella "Illustrazione Italiana" del 1918. Nel 1923 inviato in Libia dal Governo italiano per documentare le operazioni militari ed eseguire disegni di soggetto coloniale, scopriva la sua passione per il mondo africano, che rimarrà una costante della sua produzione artistica.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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      Albert Lévy, s.d. ma, 1930. (Codice AN/2537) In 4° (cm 33) 2 voll., XXIV-319 pp. Opera fondamentale, prima e unica edizione. Holtein raccolse questa straordinaria collezione tra il 1889 e il 1911. Sontuosa edizione su carta a mano avorio, grandissimi margini, di eccellente nitidezza le splendide tavole fotografiche. Tomo I: pref. di R.Koechlin, bibliografia, testo storico-tecnico ill. con 152 figure n.t., e 36 belle tavole con centinaia di pezzi importanti rappresentati. Tomo II: (VI)-290 pp. di catalogo (comprendente anche armi antiche della Persia, Turchia ed altri paesi) in cui sono ampiamente descritti centinaia di pezzi illustrati nelle 84 tavole che seguono. Imponenti volumi, legature d'amatore m.marocchino rosso e grandi angoli, dorso a nervi, titoli oro, sguardie marmorizzate, cop. orig. conservate, nastri segnapag. in seta. Custoditi nei cofanetti originali elegantem. marmorizzati all'antica. Superbo esemplare (Hardcover, Fine). Euro 2800.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Vile Bodies - SIGNED

      Chapman and Hall, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1930. A very good copy with some fading to the spine as well as rubbing to the spine and edges. Stain to the top edge with some spotting to the page edges. SIGNED by way of a signature cut on the half title page. One bookplate to the rear of this page. Rare copy of the first edition.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Isaac Bashevis Singer.

      [Warsaw, Poland, ca. 1930]. - B&W Photograph, 8 x 10 inches. Very Good with some creasing, photo slightly bowed. Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Cinq études d'architecture pour les "bars automatiques Presto" à Paris (14 bd des Italiens et Place de la Bourse), 1930

      Paris, 1930. Dessin. Illus. by Otto Bauer. Assez bon. Aucune reliure. Signé par l'auteur. 5 dessins originaux signés : 1) extérieur du bar automatique Presto 14 bd des Italiens, encre de Chine et aquarelle signée sur calque monté sur carton (image : 42,5 x 28,5 cm, carton : 65 x 49 cm), 2) étude pour l'extérieur pour un bar Presto (non retenu ?), encre de Chine et crayons gras signé et daté (1930) sur calque monté sur carton (image : 62,5 x 43 cm, carton : 63 x 58 cm), 3) projet d'intérieur, encre de Chine, aquarelle et crayon gras signée sur calque monté sur carton (image : 46,5 x 33 cm, carton : 64,5 x 50 cm), 4) projet d'intérieur, encre de Chine et crayons gras signé et daté sur calque monté sur carton (image : 62 x 30,5 cm, carton : 62 x 47,5 cm), 5) projet d'intérieur, encre de Chine, aquarelle et crayon gras signée sur calque monté sur carton (image : 19 x 17,5 cm, carton : 30,5 x 23 cm). Deux des cartons portent en outre le cachet de l'architecte. La façade du 14 bd des Italiens fut réalisée quasiment à l'identique. D'après les documents que nous avons pu voir, le mobilier et certains aménagements intérieurs figurant dans les études sont identiques ou proches de ce qui a été finalement réalisé. Né à Vienne en 1897 l'architecte Otto Bauer s'est installé à Paris en 1926. Il y réalisa les bureaux du quotidien "Le Journal", ainsi que ces deux "bars automatiques" de la chaine "Presto", l'un 14 bd des Italiens (actuellement occupé par la BNP), l'autre à l'angle de la place de la Bourse, de la rue Vivienne et de la rue des Filles-Saint-Thomas, à l'emplacement de l'actuel immeuble de l'Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Il réalisa également une résidence à Garches (où s'installera plus tard le chanteur Guy Béart) et dessina aussi intérieurs et mobilier. Saisissants dessins d'architecture art-déco. Salissures et petits accidents aux cartons, les études elles-mêmes en bel état, sauf la plus petite d'entre elles, avec une trace de pliure longitudinale..

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        Písma Josefa Váchala, jím vytvořená řezaná i odlitá, a pou?itá v jeho knihách [The typefaces of Josef Váchal. Created, cut, and cast by him and used in his books]

      Sánka (ed. Non Multis, vol. 9) 1930 - Original paper-covered vellum binding, in the original protective calque and gray paper slipcase; 41, [3] pp. Very good. [A Bibliography of Typefaces by Josef Váchal]. A rare reference work which catalogs, illustrates, describes and analyzes the unique woodcut letter forms created for his artist books by the visionary Czech painter and graphic artist, Josef Váchal (1884-1969), who was profoundly influenced by esoteric and mystic thought. the essay by the noted typographer and book designer Karel Dyrynk (1876-1949) is accompanied by many full-page reproductions of Váchal's letters, including one page in black and red. This is copy no. 46 of only 60, signed by the author, printed on thick Zanders paper, and published by Arno Sá?ka, the Czech bibliographer of fine press editions. Sánka 3018. KVK, OCLC show only the copies at the British Library and Yale. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Sebregts, Lode - fashion.

      WINTERCOLLECTIE IN DE GRAND BAZAR WINTERCOLLECTIE IN DE GRAND BAZAR - Hiver au Grand BazarGouache op papier, affiche ontwerp door Lode Sebregts. Eind jaren 1930. Gesigneerd linksboven. Antwerpenaar Sebregts (1906-2002) was kunstschilder, schrijver, tekenaar, leraar, afficheontwerper, decor- en kostuumontwerper. Sebregts heeft 85 exposities op zijn naam staan en een gevarieerd oeuvre van ongeveer 1000 schilderijen. De in 1885 op de Groenplaats geopende Grand Bazar du Bon March? werd een begrip tot ver buiten Antwerpen. De opening van het luxe warenhuis was meteen ook het begin van het plein als modecentrum. Vaxelaire-Claes opende amper een jaar na Grand Bazar een al even luxe warenhuis op de hoek met de Nationalestraat. De prachtige hoeden en kokette tailleurs, waarmee de Antwerpse vrouw van de prille twintigste eeuw over de straat paradeerde, was niet zelden gekocht in ??n van deze warenhuizen naar Parijs' model. Van de twee warenhuizen is anno 2008 nog maar weinig over. Vaxelaire-Claes ruimde plaats voor een mislukt winkelcentrum. De Grand Bazar werd omgebouwd tot Hilton hotel. Dit ontwerp voor een affiche voor de wintercollectie moet begin jaren 1950 tot stand zijn gekomen. Prijs: ?850,- (incl. 21% BTW, incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Les Arts Sauvages. Afrique

      Parigi: Editions Albert Morancé, , 1930. Fogli sciolti in cartelletta (loose as issued in original portfolio). Molto Buono (Very Good). Cartella contenente un fascicolo di 16 pagine con testo di Poncetton e Portier (frontespizio decorativo in caratteri marrone e nero), una tavola descrittiva delle opere e  50 bellissime tavole sciolte in fotoincisione, di cui 4 a colori realizzate a pochoir (cm 40x30). Senza data (1930). Folio (cm 41x31). pp. 16 + tavole. Molto Buono (Very Good). Fioriture leggere (Some light yellowing). . Importante studio sull'arte primitiva  africana, superbamente illustrato. Molti degli oggetti riprodotti appartenevano alle collezioni private di  prestigiosi collezionisti: de Mire, Paul Eluard, Tristan Tzara, Paul Guillaume, Felix Fénéon, Stephen Chauvet, Lefèvre. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Emile Gallois: 31 Matted Japanese & Indonesian costume prints from 'Costumes Japonais et Indonesiens' by Emile Gallois. Vitange Oriental Asian Gallois Manually Executed Pochoir Prints.

      Paris: M.Henri Hus. Paris, 1930 Paris, circa 1930: 31 Matted Japanese & Indonesian costume prints from 'Costumes Japonais et Indonesiens' by Emile Gallois. Brilliantly colored plates manually printed in pochoir by M.Henri Hus. Paris Circa 1930. Fine Condition. Overall outside matting dimensions ar 16" x 12"; exposed prints areas very. Seen scans of five samples - all 31 deserve to be displayed. Note: areas appearing gold and gray in prints are in fact generally gilt and silver. Gallois' costume pochoir prints are among the most vivid vintage prints available for display. l-art

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        Der Mythus des 20 Jahrhunderts, Eine Wertung der seelisch-geistigen Gestaltenkämpfe unserer Zeit

      München: Hoheneichen - Verlag, 1930. From the library of Radio Munich, with their small ink stamps. Very Good condition. SEE PHOTOS. A square, reasonably tight copy. Tiny brown speckles (light foxing) to a few pages at the beginning and end. Slight waviness to the upper margin of some pages. No stain. No underlining. No highlighting. No margin notes. First Edition (1. Auflage). First printing of the standard work by the Nazis' chief ideologist. The year of publication, 1930, is imprinted on the title page. Bound in the original gilt decorated black cloth. Alfred Rosenberg (1893-1946) was editor of the Nazi party organ, VÖLKISCHER BEOBACHTER. It was his anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, and neo-pagan book, DER MYTHUS DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS [The Myth of the Twentieth Century], that supplied Adolf Hitler and the Nazis with a philosophical and pseudo-scientific basis for their racist doctrine. In 1933, Rosenberg was appointed foreign affairs secretary of the party. He became minister for the occupied Eastern territories in 1941. Following conviction at the Nuremberg war crimes trials, Rosenberg was executed in 1946. With the possible exception of Hitler's MEIN KAMPF, Rosenberg's DER MYTHUS DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS was the book that most influenced the German people in their acceptance of Nazi ideology and doctrine. This copy is from the library of Radio Munich, with two small ink stamps: "Eigentum des Radio München." The association with Radio Munich is important for two reasons: 1) Propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and the Nazis relied heavily on radio to disseminate their ideology and to build support among the German people. 2) Nazi party headquarters was in Munich and Radio Munich was at the epicenter of the Nazi propaganda machine during the Third Reich's early years. In a speech, entitled: The Radio as the Eighth Great Power, given on 18 August 1933, Goebbels said: "Future generations may conclude that the radio had as great an intellectual and spiritual impact on the masses as the printing press… It would not have been possible for us to take power or to use it in the ways we have without the radio... It is no exaggeration to say that the German revolution, at least in the form it took, would have been impossible without... the radio." Hans Fritzsche, a leading Nazi radio broadcaster, wrote: "Without exaggerating, one can say that there is no country in the world where the radio is anywhere near as intensive an intermediary between the government and the people as in Germany." Source: DR. GOEBBELS UND SEIN MINISTERIUM," in Hans Heinz Mantau-Sadlia, DEUTSCHE FÜHRER DEUTSCHES SCHICKSAL. DAS BUCH DER KÜNDER UND FÜHRER DES DRITTEN REICHES (Munich: Verlag Max Steinebach, 1934), pp. 330-342. "MYTH was unquestionably the standard text of National Socialist Party ideology." -- Fritz Nova (in ALFRED ROSENBERG, NAZI THEORIST OF THE HOLOCAUST, p. 8).. First Edition (1. Auflage). Hardcover. Very Good condition/No dust jacket. 8vo. 670pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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      Paris: Editions du carrefour, 1930. Fine. Editions du carrefour, Paris 1930, 13x19cm, broché. - First edition on ordinary paper. Handsome autograph inscription from the author to André Breton  "... au grand chanteur / à la sirène / au........ hélas [ the great singer / to the siren / to......drat]". A vertical faded strip to length of lower cover, otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated cover. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à André Breton "... au grand chanteur / à la sirène / au ........ hélas". Une ombre verticale sur toute la longueur du deuxième plat, sinon bel exemplaire. Couverture illustrée.

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        Les rencontres de monsieur de Bréot Tirage de tête

      Paris: A. & G. Mornay, 1930. Fine. A. & G. Mornay, Paris 1930, 16,5x20cm, broché. - Illustrated edition, one of 78 copies on Japan, ours, one of 12 copies of registered trade-off printed specially for Gaston Morancé, leading copy.Notre edition is illustrated with many beautiful color illustrations in and Inserts George Barbier .First flat folded cover color illustrations by George Barbier. Spine slightly lightened by sun light with a small spot. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée, un des 78 exemplaires sur Japon, le nôtre, un des 12 exemplaires hors-commerce nominatifs imprimé spécialement pour Gaston Morancé, tirage de tête. Notre édition est illustrée de nombreuses et belles illustrations en couleurs in et hors-texte de George Barbier. Premier plat de couverture rempliée illustré en couleurs par George Barbier. Dos légèrement insolé comportant une petite tache.

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        The World in 2030 A.D.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1930. A fine copy in the original black cloth, lettered in crimson.. Quarto, with a frontispiece and eight plates. First edition of this extravagant vision of the future. The first Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930) was a dashing figure, a 'swashbuckler' and 'ready subject for the caricaturist,' (DNB) who had a lengthy career as Solicitor General, and after 1919, Lord Chancellor.Reading The World in 2030 the knowledge that Birkenhead was drinking himself to death whilst writing comes as little surprise. It is an extraordinary work, displaying the occasional prescience of the unhinged. Amongst a very odd collection of statements about ectogenesis, the unlikelihood of future wars due to trans-national integration, scientific relativism, and the creation of a Florida-style 'playground for all Europe' in the basin of the Sahara, there is the bald announcement that atomic energy will be harnessed, that eugenics will be commonplace and the genes mapped, and that a 'mad dictator, jealous of Western progress, may precipitate a war, which will finally burn up and destroy Western civilisation'. Best of all, advances in television will mean that a busy Englishman will be able to follow 'an Australian test-match'.Accompanying the work are nine futurist plates by E. McKnight Kauffer.

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        Amish Love Adventures in a Puritan Cult

      Florence, Italy: Michael Angelino Press, 1930. Blaine, Mahlon. Small quarto. 264pp. With woodcut cover illustration and five erotic, half-tone reproductions of paintings by Mahlon Blaine. This book is part of the swelling trend in the 1930's for "privately printed" erotic books, which would often be published by anonymous or pseudonymous authors and illustrators and printed with fake publication information in order to protect the creators from public backlash. This erotic tale, supposedly taken from a diary of an Amish woman telling of the scandalous sexual exploits of her mother, is one such work. Blaine's stirring illustrations bring life to the text, combining sensual lines with cunning details. Both the cover, in Blaine's bold woodcut style, and the illustrations, with their broad washes over sketched lines, have a raw quality to them, a sense of hurried energy that echoes the excitement of the reader. Near fine in wrappers, with spotting, crease to front cover, and scratch to back. Blaine, whose most respectable and recognizable works were illustrations for Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Steinbeck, and the New Yorker, published over two thousand drawings between 1917 and his death in 1969. An interesting work from this underappreciated master. (Trenary, "Mahlon Blaine, One-Eyed Visionary," p. 59).

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        Monografia. Las Obras de Jose Guadalupe Posada Grabador Mexicano. Con introduccion de Diego Rivera.

      First edition. Mexican Folkways. 1930. Folio. (6), 208, (4)pp. Photo frontispiece of Posada and his son tipped in. Original pictorial cloth: olive, black and red, sl. rubbed to extremities. Front endpaper corner clipped. Posada invented a process of drawing directly with acid onto zinc plates. The original zinc plates were used in the printing of this monograph, on authentically inferior paper which has subsequently toned, as is usual in this work. "Posada, interpreter of the sorrows, the happiness and the anguished aspirations of the Mexican people" Diego Rivera, from the introduction.Art as a key force in revolution. Posada used the symbolism of the Calavera (as pictured) as political satire.

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      Lausanne: Gonin & Cie, 1930. Limited edition, this being number I of the 20 copies signed and hand-numbered in Roman, I - XX, and one of only 25 sets which included the two extra suites of illustrations of a total printing of 195 copies. With illustrations and decoration by F.L. Schmied, wood engraved and printed by Philippe Gonin consisting of 47 compositions in colour, including seven full page plates, two of which are SIGNED by Schmied. And with the separate sets of Suite D?Etats and Suite en Noir included in only the first 25 copies. 8vo, loose as issued in original wraps and foldover, in the original publisher?s cloth covered chemise and buckram slipcase with printed label on buckram, now protected and housed in a handsome clamshell box. 36 ff, including blanks. With searate sets of SUITE D?ETATS and SUITE EN NOIR. The leaves and plates and original wrappers are all as new and pristine, the slipcase and chemise only with some light expected wear or mellowing. VERY RARE, AND THIS AN IMPORTANT COPY. WITH TWO PLATES SIGNED BY F. L. SCHMIED AND BEING NUMBER ONE OF ONLY 25 COPIES TO CONTAIN THE TWO ADDTIONAL SUITES AND ONE OF TWENTY SPECIALLY NUMBERED AND SIGNED. The Suite en Noir, with the woodblocks printed in black and the Suite D?Etats which contains 12 plates of one image, each one at one of the twelve stages of the printing process. This is a rare and especially fine example of the skills of both Swiss Art Deco illustrator F. L. Schmied and printer Gonin.

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        Ruth et Booz. Translation by J.-C. Mardrus

      Paris: F.L. Schmied, 1930. Schmied, François-Louis. Small folio, 14-1/16 in x 11-1/8. 76 pp. Illustrated with twelve double-page and four single-page colored wood engravings. One of 155 copies printed on Madagascar paper (plus 10 for collaborators, and 7 on japon). Nasti B15. Full red morocco, bound with the pages tipped to hinges, cover with a central design after motifs in the book, tooled in gilt on inlays of black and maroon morocco, dentelles tooled in gilt and with gilt corner onlays, gold and black silk moiré endsheets, edges rough-gilt, bound by Schmied, signed on the front turn-in "F.L.S." Chemise and new matching slipcase. Light marginal foxing, but in excellent condition.Schmied bound only books of his own creation, choosing above all the books of his great years....The subjects of his designs come from the books themselves" Ray, The Art Deco Book in France, pp. 101-102. "In the introductory note...Théo Schmied points out the natural happiness of the interconnection between his father's cultural tendencies and art of the book and the world of the Near East as it is filtered by the 'inspired' Mardrus translations...throwing light on the the two fundamental aesthetic coordinates we need in order to understand how the details are made subordinate by the elegant decorative unity expressed by the plates, that is, the purity of the Egyptian graphic art and the will of the Italian primitives. The layout shows either a text harmoniously arranged in respect of double and single plates of various size, or a text framed by rules forming a variety of geometrical patterns and decorated by bout de lignes in sienna. The illustrations mainly show subdued and delicate pastel colours" - Nasti.

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      New York: Rae D. Henkle Co., Inc. Publishers, [1930].. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-278 [279-280] [note: last leaf is a blank], original yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained yellow, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, decorated green endpapers. First edition. The last remnant of the ancient empire of Mu is found in a hidden valley in the interior of Brazil. "Like Merritt; good reading." - Teitler (2013) 167. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 289. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 284. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s 098. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 42. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 33. Reginald 02003. A fine copy in about near fine pictorial dust jacket (with art deco design signed "C. L.") with chipping and a bit of tanning to spine panel and external tape mend to upper spine end. Presents very well overall. Scarce in the jacket. (#149394)

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        OEUVRES [with Autographed Letter Signed]

      Oxford: Editions du Sagittaire (and N.R.F.), 1930. First edition. No. 70 of 150 copies on Arches paper (total edition of 1225 copies). Printed by Maurice Darantiere. Spines evenly faded to mellow brown and with minor rubbed spots, all quite sound and presentable, contents fine. First edition. No. 70 of 150 copies on Arches paper (total edition of 1225 copies). Printed by Maurice Darantiere. Eight volumes. Quarto. L'Ame et la Danse, Eupalinos of l'Architecte, Paradoxe sur l'Architecte (1931); Monsieur Teste, La Soiree, Lettre d'Emilie, Le Log-Book Quelques Epitres (1931), Variete, premier volume (1934); Variete, deuxiene volume (1937); Discours (1935); L'Idee Fixe, Socrate et son Medicin (1936); Pieces sur l'Art (1938); Les Divers Essais sur Leonard de Vinci (1938). Bound by Minos, Paris in 3/4 green morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and gilt floral decorations with onlays, original wrappers bound in. Later expanded to 12 volumes. Most libraries searched hold only scattered volumes of this important edition. With the bookplates of Serbia's first foreign minister to France after World War I (?). With an AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED by Valery laid in.

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        Le Paradis Musulman Selon le texte et la traduction du Dr J -C Mardrus

      Paris: F-L. Schmied, 1930. First edition. Schmied, Francois-Louis. One of 157 numbered copies on japon (total edition 177, including twenty for collaborators), signed by Schmied in the colophon. 13 x 10 inches, [32] leaves, (plus front and rear endpapers); 8 full-page color wood block illustrations, (including the cover) and 23 other designs. Original wrappers, fine condition, in publisher's blue cloth chemise and slipcase (the latter lightly used), with the bookplate of Charlotte de Biencourt, Comtesse de Cossé-Brissac. Nasti notes the incorporation in this volume of both Schmied's naturalistic style and abstract decorative motifs, and here for once the two styles seem to mesh in perfect harmony, producing the most beautiful of any of his books, and one of the most beautiful of any twentieth century volume, with complex and integrated illustrations. The title page alone according to Ritchie is "the most intricate of all Schmied's illustrations, requiring some forty-five different blocks ... it took almost two months to print that single page". The illustrations of the scribe and the man carrying a book are Schmied's self-portraits.

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      London: Cresset Press, 1930. No. VIII OF 10 COPIES ON ROMAN VELLUM WITH AN EXTRA SET OF THE PLATES ON VELLUM, EACH OF THEM SIGNED BY THE ARTIST n. This is the very rare vellum edition of one of the most beautifully printed and attractively illustrated private press books of the 1930s. Inspired by such masters as Watteau, Canoletto, and Boucher, Whistler's work, including the witty drawings here surrounded by rococo frames, recall the 18th century heyday of French book illustration. Horne quotes a 1984 exhibit at the British Museum that says, "This playful essay in 18th century pastiche is, like much fine English book-making of the 1920s and 1930s, aesthetically backward-looking. Whistler's drawings are matched by a text printed in a revival of John Baskerville's 18th century types." Reginald John "Rex" Whistler (1905-44) made a name for himself in mural painting, stage design, and book illustration, and in "Gulliver," his skills as a theater designer and as a muralist align to produce what is widely regarded as his masterpiece, as well as a highspot of 20th century fine printing. Horne describes him as "one of the most gifted figures of the years between the wars," and laments that his artistic career was brought to a tragically premature end by World War II, during which Whistler died while serving as a tank troop leader in France. The Cresset Press operated between 1927 and 1931 under the direction of Dennis M. Cohen and A. I. Myers, and while its output was small, the books it produced were notable. Presswork was done at the Shakespeare Head Press run by Bernard Newdigate, perhaps the most important name in private press printing between the wars. Besides the present one, only one other copy of the Cresset Press "Gulliver" on vellum seems to have appeared at auction since 1975, and it had only six of the extra plates colored.. 343 x 235 mm. (13 1/2 x 9 1/4"). Two bound volumes plus a portfolio of plates. No. VIII OF 10 COPIES ON ROMAN VELLUM WITH AN EXTRA SET OF THE PLATES ON VELLUM, EACH OF THEM SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Publisher's special russet morocco by Wood of London, raised bands flanked by simple blind tooling extending onto the boards, gilt titling, brass clasps and catches, gilt-ruled turn-ins, all edges gilt, vellum endleaves. The extra plates housed in silk-covered chemise bound into boards covered with matching morocco. The whole contained in two extremely fine recent morocco-backed felt-lined folding boxes with raised bands and gilt titling, giving the appearance of three book spines. The main volumes with a total of 27 engravings (26 images), as called for: a title page vignette featuring a bust of Swift (appearing in each volume), eight head- and tailpieces, five full-page maps, and 12 DELICATELY HAND-COLORED COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATES (including two frontispieces) BY REX WHISTLER, each within an ornate baroque-style frame, AND WITH AN ADDITIONAL SUITE OF ALL 26 engraved images (the same 12 images that are colored in the main volumes also colored by hand in the extra suite), each of the 26 extra images signed by Whistler and separately matted. Original tissue guards. Ransom, p. 7. Spines of the text and plate volumes rather darkened (though evenly so), the morocco boards covering the plate chemise a bit soiled and somewhat scratched (the scratches well refurbished), but the original deluxe bindings showing almost no other wear and retaining much of their original appeal. Text and plates with only the most trivial of foxing or tonal variations to the vellum, and generally IN VERY FINE CONDITION INTERNALLY. This is the very rare vellum edition of one of the most beautifully printed and attractively illustrated private press books of the 1930s. Inspired by such masters as Watteau, Canoletto, and Boucher, Whistler's work, including the witty drawings here surrounded by rococo frames, recall the 18th century heyday of French book illustration. Horne quotes a 1984 exhibit at the British Museum that says, "This playful essay in 18th century pastiche is, like much fine English book-making of the 1920s and 1930s, aesthetically backward-looking. Whistler's drawings are matched by a text printed in a revival of John Baskerville's 18th century types." Reginald John "Rex" Whistler (1905-44) made a name for himself in mural painting, stage design, and book illustration, and in "Gulliver," his skills as a theater designer and as a muralist align to produce what is widely regarded as his masterpiece, as well as a highspot of 20th century fine printing. Horne describes him as "one of the most gifted figures of the years between the wars," and laments that his artistic career was brought to a tragically premature end by World War II, during which Whistler died while serving as a tank troop leader in France. The Cresset Press operated between 1927 and 1931 under the direction of Dennis M. Cohen and A. I. Myers, and while its output was small, the books it produced were notable. Presswork was done at the Shakespeare Head Press run by Bernard Newdigate, perhaps the most important name in private press printing between the wars. Besides the present one, only one other copy of the Cresset Press "Gulliver" on vellum seems to have appeared at auction since 1975, and it had only six of the extra plates colored.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        La Chienne (First French Edition, Large Paper, Inscribed)

      Paris: Albien Michel, 1930. First French Edition (and correct first). Presentation copy, INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper. The large paper edition, one of 40 copies (this being No. 31) printed on Hollande paper. Basis for two superb films: director Jean Renoir's "La Chienne" (1931) and the American film noir classic, "Scarlet Street" (1945), directed by Fritz Lang and starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea. Very Good or better in original wrappers, slightly cocked with an equally slight roll and some faint creasing to the spine panel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Corot, peintre de figures

      Paris: Bernheim-Jeune, 1930. In-folio broché, couvertures rempliées, [342] pp., [1] ff., 2 illustrations contrecollées en couleurs dont le frontispice et 346 figures en noir.. Très légers défauts sur la couverture. . (Catégories : Peinture )

      [Bookseller: Christophe Hue - Livres anciens]
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        A Picture Journey to Farms in Idaho, Washington, Oregon

      62 pp. promotional photo album containing 72 mounted silver gelatin photographs of farms, orchards, crops, and related agricultural activites from farms throughout the Pacific Northwest, each page with a typed descriptive caption below the photo, some of the photographs signed within the negative, known photographers include Asahel Curtis, Bradbury Williams, and Arthur Prentiss. One of the photographs coming loose, several pages with small tears to margins, some minor warping and toning of pages. Oblong 8vo. Leather. Some bowing to covers, rubbing and small losses along extremities, small splits at spine. Spokane, Washington (Pacific Northwest Farm Trio General Offices) n.d. (circa 1930). The Pacific Northwest Farm Trio comprised the publications The Washington Farmer, The Idaho Farmer, and The Oregon Farmer. The views depicted in this album include apple farms in Washington, the Hood River Valley, the Willamette Valley, the Yakima Valley, tractors and farm machinery, harvesting and packing apples, planting wheat, cows on a dairy farm, sheep, chickens, turkeys, Arrowrock Dam, irrigation, vegetables, strawberry plants, and orchards. Very scarce; as of March 2017, this title is not listed through WorldCat.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Les Quinze joies du mariage Illustrations de J Touchet

      Paris: René Kieffer, 1930. Livre. Illus. by Jacques Touchet. Bon. reliure éditeur. Petit In-4. Paris, René Kieffer, 1930. 24 x 19 cm, petit in-4, 194 (3) pp., 53 compositions originales en couleurs dont 15 hors texte, reliure de l'éditeur de pleine basane maroquinée mauve, plats ornés de riches décors à froid (un couple de mariés dont la femme tient un bouquet de fleurs dont sort un nouveau-né au premier plat, guirlande d'enfants sortant d'un chou au dernier plat), dos lisse orné à froid portant le titre doré, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés (reliure non signée de René Kieffer). Tirage à 550 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 500 sur vélin à la forme (n° 495) enrichi de l'une des 50 SUITES monochromes de 56 aquarelles inédites ainsi que d'une SUITE en couleurs de 15 aquarelles en complément d'illustration offerte par l'éditeur. La suite monochrome, différente de celle des exemplaires sur Japon et présentant des compositions non reproduites dans le livre, est de toute rareté. Reliure manipulée (frottis au dos, aux coiffes et aux coins, dos un peu éclairci) sinon un bon exemplaire. (MONOD, 9375 ; CARTERET, IV : "édition recherchée et cotée, surtout en grand papier, une des meilleures illustrations de l'artiste")..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Autocracy of Mr Parham - SIGNED by the Author

      Heinemann, 1930. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1930. A near fine book SIGNED without dedication to one of the preliminary endpapers (bound in). In a very good unclipped wrapper with some browning to the spine and a little light chipping to the spine ends and corners. The only signed copy of this work for sale at present.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote (Quixote) De La Mancha, 2 Volume Set

      Spain: Montaner Y Simon, S. A. , Editores. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1930. Edicion segun el texto de Francisco Rodriguez Marin. Leather. Text in Spanish; Vol 1 567 pp + LXXXI, (Con Comentarios de los Mas Eminentes Cervantistas, Seleccionados por Juan Givanel y Mas, de la Real Academia de Buenas Letras de Barcelona, Vida Y Semblanze de Cervantes por Miguel S. Oliver) , Vol 2 635 pp. Limited printing; Vol 1 "Se acabo de imprimir el dia 28 Febrero del ano 1930," Vol 2 "Se acabo de imprimir el dia 21 Agosto del ano 1930." boards are 14 3/4" tall x 10 1/2" deep, each volume is about 3" thick. High quality paper, each volume weighs approx. 15 pounds. Vol 1 has chip out of upper spine. Both vols show wear to top and bottom of leather on boards, there are scuffs and some small missing leather pieces on boards themselves. Text is excellent, no marks, all tip ins present, (24 color tipins (Laminas) Vol 1, 21 color tipins (Laminas) Vol 2. + numerous b/w illustrations throughout) numerous footnotes by Cervantistas. Gilt decorations on covers, gilt page ends, marbled endpapers; extra p/h required for this large heavy set .

      [Bookseller: Books of Paradise]
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        Lone Cowboy

      Scribner's 1930 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the Scribner's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has some wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        La Chasse de Kaa

      Paris: Javal and Bordeaux, 1930. Limited edition of 125 copies, bound in snakeskin-style folding case, protected by matching slipcase, 340 x 265mm, 130 unbound pages as issued, 21 plates, printed on imperial Japan paper, an excellent copy. Illustrated by one of the leading painters in France, this superb work brings Kipling's classic Jungle Book story into the realm of fine 20th century French publishing.

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        Cakes and Ale - First UK Edition Signed and Inscribed

      Heinemann, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1930. A very good+ book without inscrip- tions, with a little browning to the spine and some spotting to the page edges. Some light spotting to the prelims. The dust wrapper is in very good to near fine condition with no fading to the spine and priced at 7/6 net, with no loss and just some light wear to the spine tips and corners. Inscribed by Maugham on the front free endpaper 'For C. R. Dawes/Thanking him/W. Somerset Maugham/. Charles Reginald Dawes was known to Maugham, and was the author of books on 18th Century writers, including the first English study of the Marquis de Sade. Stanford Univer- sity's copy of Maugham's 'Altogether' is similarly inscribed to Dawes on the ffep.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        MadmanÕs Drum

      New York: Cape and Smith, 1930 - First Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed on the half-title in pencil by Ward, with a large drawingÕ ÒGood wishes this Holliday Season/ Lynd Ward [large drawing of a flying figure].Ó Presumably, this is not a mispelling, but a play on the recipientÕs name. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        THE FIVE STAR THEATER PRESENTS FOILED BY ESSOLUBE: A Jig-Saw Melodrama. A 150 piece Moto Monster Puzzle featuring Zero-Doccus, Karbo-Nockus, Moto-Munchus, Oilio-Gobelus, Moto-Raspus. Sponsored by the Makers of Essolube.

      [circa 1930]. First Edition. Very good. Original paper envelope, measuring 11.5" x 16.5" approx. Printed titles and Suess illustrations at front and character descriptions at rear, containing puzzle, measuring 11.25" x 17" approx. total, comprized of 150 pieces chromolithographed on card. Fully collated. Puzzle generally fine. Envelope toned and creased throughout with several small holes at edges. An attractive example of Theodor Geisel's work as a commercial artist, predating his carreer as a children's book author. This puzzle, one of many notable advertising designs Geisel produced as a part of his longstanding contract with Standard Oil, is a scene showing Essolube defeating the five "Moto Monsters," a cast of characters symbolizing the perils of using poor quality motor oil. Signed Dr. Seuss, the puzzle shows elements of the illustrator's style that would later become key components in the the author's iconic childrens books.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Signed Photograph

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. An extraordinary signed vintage postcard photograph of the legendary entertainer shown in a very sexy cabaret costume, boldly signed in blue ink, ca. 1930. 10 x 15 cm. Very fine.<br><br><br />Baker was most noted as a singer, while in her early career she was a celebrated dancer. She was given the nicknames the "Black Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nations, while in France she has always been known in the old theatrical tradition as "La Baker."

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        Signed Vintage Photograph

      New York 1930 - Vintage matte-finish black-and-white photograph, 9.25 x 5.75 inches, Murray Korman, New York, A full-length image depicting Baker dressed in a sequined gown. Boldly signed in full. No date, circa 1930. Small crease on the right side, but still in very good condition. American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus," and the "Creole Goddess." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Poems.

      London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1930 - Octavo (215 × 138 mm). Contemporary red morocco, titles to spine and all edges gilt. Spine and edges of boards tanned, binding a little rubbed, scuffs to lower board, endpapers tanned from turn-ins. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. In an attractive contemporary binding of red morocco. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      - GRUELLE,JOHNNY. MY OWN SET OF SUNNY BOOKS. Chicago: Donohue (Volland), various dates, circa 1930. 4 books (each 6 x 7 1/2"), each bound in red cloth, each in dust wrapper, housed in publisher's pictorial box. Slightest of wear to box otherwise nearly AS NEW. The four Sunny books that Gruelle did for Volland are: Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book, Little Sunny Stories, Cheery Scarecrow and The Funny Little Book - all illustrated in color by Gruelle. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Die billige, gute Wohnung

      Grundrisse zum zusätzlichen Wohnungsbau-Programm des Reiches - mit 119 Zeichnungen mit allen technischen Angaben (Anzahl der Betten, Flächen, Raumhöhen u.a.) - Obrosch., 2 Bll./80 S., 24 x 19 cm. Berlin, "Die Baugilde" (W. & S. Loewenthal), o.J. (1930). Typographie: Kurt Schwitters. Eine seltene von Kurt Schwitters gestaltete Zeitschrift mit zahlreichen Entwürfen der damals führenden Architekten: Block und Hochfeld, Döcker, Fischer, Frick, de Fries, Gellhorn, Gropius, Gutschow, Haering, Haesler & Völcker, Hein & Kempter, Hilberseimer, Klein, Lauterbach, Lechner und Norkauer, Luckhardt und Anker, Luedecke, Rading, Schmitthenner, Schumscher, Schwagenscheidt, Spiegel, Völckers - Rücken mit Fehlstellen (aber fest), Einbandränder gebleicht, eine Einbandecke fehlt (mit minimalem Titeltextverlust), Eintrag auf Innenseite Einband, Seitenecken durchgehend etwas eselsohrig, sonst gut erhalten.

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