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        Pastoral Homes of Australia Volume II (New Series)

      Sydney: The Pastoral Review. 1930. Thick 4to. 372pp, well illustrated. Publisher's full morocco over bevelled boards, edges with blind rules, spine with raised bands, gilt titles and rules; extremities slightly rubbed. All edges gilt. The hinges reinforced with cloth (as issued). A few small spots of silverfishing to the patterned front endpapers. The stitching a little strained in a few sections towards the middle of the volume, otherwise a very good clean copy. ***Thirty-three properties (13 from WA, 12 from Victoria and 8 from SA). .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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        Adelboden Schweiz 1400 m. Farbige Original-Lithographie.

      Gedruckt bei: Polygraphische Gesellschaft Laupen-Bern, Bern 1930 - Bern, Gedruckt bei: Polygraphische Gesellschaft Laupen-Bern, 1930. Bildgrösse: 102 x 64 cm. Guter Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        La Cara de Ana. Firmado por el autor

      S/D 1930 - RARE BOOK. Ejemplar firmado por el autor. Roces y fatigas en sus tapas. Mancha de cinta adhesiva en su portada.Algunas pequeñas manchas de humedad. For major safety in your decision of purchase, we send (free of charge) a video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. Pour une plus grande sécurité dans votre décision d'achat, nous envoyons (sur demande et gratuitement) un vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. Para mayor seguridad en su decisión de compra, le enviamos (a solicitud y sin cargo) un video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        Bunny & Brownie: the adventures of George & Wiggle

      First Edition A & C Black London 1930 - 8 colour plates, 8 black & white plates, end-paper illustrations and 23 illustrations in the text by the author; Hardback: quarter blue cloth decorated in gilt on patterned boards, illustrated paper label to top board, quarto; Boards a little bowed, corners rubbed, binding slightly pulling at foot, previous owner's contemporary inscription to front free end-paper, small scribble on frontispiece, 1 black & white plate torn at foot (no loss). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      N.p., 1930. Twelve 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheets, all but one written on both sides in pencil in Frost's beautifully legible hand. 1 vols. Old folds, else fine. Custom half morocco slipcase. Frost, John. Twelve 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheets, all but one written on both sides in pencil in Frost's beautifully legible hand. 1 vols. A fascinating and frequently moving group of letters, in which Frost discusses his work ("I just finished a canvas from memory of that Maryland country...Everything I've done up to this has been a flop as I've been pressing and overworking--but I think I've gotten hold of the thing again...That woodcock stuff is God Awful hard to do, hard not to get it all broken up and cluttered with detail"), his personal problems ("I have certainly been taking no care of myself for years--jacking myself up with liquor to keep going for heaven knows how long"), business matters concerning his work for The Sportsman magazine and others ("If it costs more to make a single plate and if you can get the Woodcock and Sportsman [to] agree to that program tell them to take the cost of printing out of what they were to pay for the use of the originals"), and makes occasional references to his famous father ("Do you remember Dad's old fishing 'comic' "How did you come to fall in?" "I didn't come to fall in, I came to fish"). In 1934, Frost painted an oil on commision by Connett, entitled Maryland Marsh, printed as a sporting aquatint by the Derrydale Press in 1936. Frost, who notes in these letters his concern that his tuberculosis had flared up again, died in 1937. A UNIQUE AND SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE. From the collection of Eugene V. Connett, III, proprietor of The Derrydale Press, with his pencilled note: "These letters are from John Frost, son of A.B. Frost, and my dear friend. EVC"

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        RASSEGNA DELLA ISTRUZIONE ARTISTICA. Ministero della Educazione Nazionale - Direzione Generale delle Antichità e Belle Arti. Diretta da G. Ruberti.

      Urbino, Regio Istituto di Belle Arti, 1930-1938. In-4, brossura, in 9 cartelle in tela. Offriamo una raccolta pressochè completa di 9 annate, dal 1930 (anno I) al 1938, cosi' composte: dal 1930 al 1933: annate di 8 numeri cad. - dal 1934 al 1938: 12 num. cad. Nella nostra raccolta il 1935 con 6 fascicoli (mancano i numeri dal 4 al 9) e il 1938 con 10 (mancano i numeri 5 e 6). Tutto il pubblicato. Cfr. Cat. dei Periodici delle Bibl. Lombarde,IV,94. In buono stato (good copy).

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        International Sport

      1930 - (POLO) STOCK, Alphons. International Sport. London, New York: Universal Bridge of Trade, circa 1930. Tall folio (11 by 17 inches), original full burgundy pebbled morocco, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. $3800.Limited first edition of this gallery of the most notable equestrian sportsmen and sportswomen of the world circa 1930, one of only 250 copies, this copy unnumbered. With 65 lovely photogravure portraits, many astride their horses.Includes profiles of the King of Spain Alfonso XIII and Edward, Prince of Wales, who would go on to become Edward VIII in 1936 and then the Duke of Windsor when he abdicated. Also renowned sportswoman Pansy Ireland, William DuPont, John Hertz, Edward Hurd, George H. Mead, Prince Aga Khan, Richard Mellon, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, and many others. Text in English and French. Text and photogravures clean and fine. Minor discoloration to front cover, very nearly fine condition. A splendid treasure house of important personalities in equestrian sports, very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE BRIDGE.

      New York: Horace Liveright. 1930 - Hart Crane. THE BRIDGE. Published in New York by Horace Liveright in 1930. Frontispiece photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge by Walker Evans. The book is fine in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and design on the front cover and spine. The text is crisp and unmarked. The beautifully designed dust jacket has no restoration and is not price-clipped. As such it is a splendid survival with the Walker Evans photo on the front panel. The rear panel has blurbs by Eugene O'Neill, Waldo Frank, and Edmund Wilson for Hart Crane's first book, White Buildings. There is some very minor chipping along with the slightest edge wear. This is the first American and first trade edition of this remarkable book-length poem. A slightly different earlier version was published in February 1930 in a very limited edition by Harry Crosby's Black Sun Press in Paris which contained three Walker Evans photographs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Kindred Called The Kibbo Kift has Something to Say To You in Original leather case.

      Kibbo Kift, London 1930 - The Kindred Called The Kibbo Kift has Something to Say To You. Original hard card 4pp. calling card extolling the Economic Runneymede in Original leather case. Stained. The organisation was founded by the charismatic Englishman John Hargrave (aka 'White Fox'), artist, author and Boy Scout Commissioner for Woodcraft and Camping, who had become disenchanted with the increasingly militaristic tendency in the Scout movement after World War I. Hargrave was promptly expelled from the Scouts by Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell. With a small group of like-minded, dissident, anti-war Scoutmasters and Scoutmistresses under his own direct leadership, he set about building an alternative and very different movement. Baden-Powell expelled Hargrave with extreme reluctance, and only after some wealthy backers had threatened to withdraw funding from the Scouts unless he was expelled. The Kibbo Kift (archaic Kentish dialect for 'proof of great strength'[2]) has been described as 'the only genuine English national movement of modern times' and was certainly very different from Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts. Based on the woodcraft principles of naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton that had been a key part of the early Scout programme, the Kibbo Kift was to be not merely a youth organisation but was to involve all ages and, very daring for the times, it was open to both sexes. The ideas of world peace and the regeneration of urban man through the open-air life replaced the nationalism and militarism Hargrave had detested in the post-World War I Scouts. Kinsmen and women were organised in Clans, Tribes and Lodges. Each individual took a 'woodcraft name', inspired by their ideas of 'Indian-style' names. The correct costume had to be hand-made by each individual or 'rooftree' (family group) and while the everyday 'habit' of Saxon hood, jerkin, shorts and long cloak must have seemed outlandish enough in the English countryside of the early 1920s; for ceremonial occasions, brilliantly coloured surcoats or silk-embroidered robes were worn by the various office-holders such as the Tallykeeper, Campswarden, Ritesmaster and Gleeman. Hargrave himself was 'Head Man' and his leadership was dynamic, inspirational and frankly autocratic. The Mark of the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift is typical of the symbolism that can be seen in many of their designs. Its meaning is: Worship (The K sign) Forever (the Circle of Unity and Eternity) Life (the Flame) through Knowledge (the Tree). Or again, ‘Worship Life Forever with Knowledge’. The Kibbo Kift's central activities of hiking and camping were refined and elevated to the level of a spiritual exercise. The weekend 'Tribal' Camps and the great annual 'Althing' were marked by colourful and impressive ritual, inspired by their ideas of what Native American ceremonies might be like, but couched in language reminiscent of the Norse Sagas and rich in Saxon archaisms. Kinsmen were not only required to make their own lightweight, one-man hiking tents (the first seen in England) but to decorate them with vivid, symbolic designs of their own devising. Influenced by Hargrave's own artistic taste, an ultra-modern 'futurist' style of design became general, and the robes, regalia, tents and other items of decorative art, often of an extremely high standard, represent an extraordinary 'democratisation' of the avant-garde art of the day. The Kibbo Kift were never more than a few hundred strong. Kinsmen and Kinswomen included the Suffragettes Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, Mary Neal and May Billinghurst, the journalist Henry Nevinson, the photographer Angus McBean, and Ruth Clark. The Advisory Committee included Havelock Ellis, Maurice Maeterlinck, the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, H. G. Wells and Professor Julian Huxley. D. H. Lawrence took an interest in the Kindred and it has been suggested that Mellors in Lady Chatterley's Lover is based on an archetypal Kinsman. The growth of the Kibbo Kift was not without its setbacks. In 1924, the South L [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prose d'Algérie. Suivie de La Nuit et de quelques poèmes. Avec quatre dessins de l'auteur. - Enrichi de deux dessins surréalistes érotiques originaux signés de Robert Caby.

      Paris, Imprimerie du Croissant, en dépôt à la librairie Joseé Corti, 4 février 1930

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        Complete Works The Crowborough Edition (24 Volumes)

      Doubleday, Doran & Company (1930). Hardcover. 1930 Limited Signed Edition No. 44 of 760 numbered and signed sets, signed in volume 1. Light fading to spines and some wear to the spine pastedowns. Pics available on request. Ex Libris stamp inside each front cover. Some separation at the front gutter of volume 1. Some volumes have seperation at the rear gutter. . Good.

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        Splendeur et solitude de la grande-chartreuse, montagnes, monastère, eaux-fortes et dessins, remarque de Joanny Drevet, texte liminaire de Léon Auscher président du Comité de tourisme en montagne du Touring-Club de France

      aux éditions Didier & Richard à Grenoble, 1930 En feuillets sous chemise rempliée blanche au premier plat et dos titrés en noir, in folio en feuillets (29 x 39 cm), 12 (préface) + 20 planches. Outre les 7 dessins du texte de préface (6 in texte et un hors texte) l'ouvrage est constitué de 20 planches (eaux-fortes), chacune glissée dans une chemise dont le premier plat est également illustré ( 20 dessins) par Joanny Drevet. l'ensemble étant dans emboîtage de protection éditeur muet.Edition originale, tirage à 560 exemplaires : Exemplaire 209, un des 450 sur papier Hollande Van Gelder. Très bel ouvrage complet sur le massif de la Chartreuse en Dauphiné. Liste des eaux-fortes : Le Guiers-Mort à Fourvoirie, Le Pic de l'Oeillette, Entrée du désert, Gorge du Frou, Montée du Couvent, Le Monastère, Entrée du Couvent, Cour d'honneur, Le Grand Cloître, Jardin du Cloître, Cimetière des Chartreux, Dans les jardins, Rocher de Saint-Bruno, La Courrerie, Chartreuse de Curière, Le cirque de Saint-Même, Chamechaude et Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, Champs de neige au Sappey, La Dent de Crolles, Le Mont Granier - Exemplaire en excellent état, intérieur et couverture, frottements sur l'emboîtage.

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        La SCIERIE du couvent de la grande chartreuse.

      1930Très belle aquarelle originale en couleurs, encadrée sous passe partout gris , cadre signée et datée en bas à gauche. " J. Drevet. 1930 "dimensions : 205 mm x 305 mm. sous cadre : 400 mm x 500 mm . Très beau et rare document , exécuté à l'aquarelle alors que Joannès Drevet , graveur et aquafortiste lyonnais avait 76 ans. Joannès Drevet. ( père de Joanny Drevet ) . Né à Lyon en 1854, il y est mort en 1940. Il a très largement représenté sa ville natale, en particulier dans ce monument qu'est Le Lyon de nos pères, d'Emmanuel Vingtrinier, ouvrage, qui malgré le côté souvent très sombre des illustrations est très recherché. Mais il est une autre facette du personnage, que l'on ne connaît pas , c'est celle de l'aquarelliste qui a peint de nombreux paysage du Lyonnais, du Dauphiné et des Alpes . ( un ouvrage sur cette partie méconnue de son oeuvre , a été publié en 1935 , sous le titre " Souvenirs " , à seulement 40 exemplaires , avec de nombreuses reproductions couleurs de ses aquarelles ). Cette facette est largement plus lumineuse et plus joyeuse que celle du graveur. Le style de cette aquarelle nous le prouve aisément . C'est un ravissement de fraîcheur et de spontanéité.

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      Nrf 1930 - - Nrf, Paris 1930, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant, fausse mention de septième édition. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé d'Abel Gance à Henri Béraud : "Il y a de si beaux mensonges que la vérité se tend vers eux comme une déesse altérée; vous en trouverez quelques uns dans ce livre, mon cher Béraud, vous que j'admire comme un des derniers vrais amoureux de la France." Dos insolé, piqûres sur plats, un gri-gri au stylo bille sur le premier plat, rousseurs sur les gardes. Provenance : de la bibliothèque rétaise d'Henri Béraud. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, fausse mention de septième édition. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé d'Abel Gance à Henri Béraud : "Il y a de si beaux mensonges que la vérité se tend vers eux comme une déesse altérée; vous en trouverez quelques uns dans ce livre, mon cher Béraud, vous que j'admire comme un des derniers vrais amoureux de la France." spine insolé, piqûres sur plats, un gri-gri au stylo bille sur le premier plat, rousseurs sur les gardes. Provenance : de la bibliothèque rétaise d'Henri Béraud. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Egil's Saga. Done into English out of the Icelandic, with an Introduction, Notes and an Essay on Some Principles of Translation.

      at the University Press 1930 - FIRST EDDISON EDITION, 2 double-spread maps at rear, a few tiny spots to page-heads of opening leaves, pp. xxxiv, 346, [7, maps], 8vo, original red cloth with single fillet gilt border to upper board, backstrip lettered in gilt, a couple of tiny spots to edges, bookplate of Walter de la Mare to front pastedown with some very fine and faint spotting to the free endpapers, dustjacket with darkened backstrip panel, a couple of faint spots and small marks, very good. With a lengthy inscription by the author on the flyleaf to Walter de la Mare, whose bookplate is on the facing pastedown: 'Dear Mr. de la Mare, I hope that you will honour me by accepting, as from one frequenter of desert islands to another, this book. I speak of my share in it: for the great Saga itself, whose portrait I have rashly tried to paint, & to frame, can only confer honour upon anybody connected with it, living or dead. So at least it seems to me, after five years' living at close quarters with it. Yours very truly, E. R. Eddison'. The inscription refers obliquely to the quotation from de la Mare's 'Desert Islands' that Eddison has used as the epigraph to the book - marking this as a very significant presentation (the other epigraph, from Sappho, eliminates the possibility of there being more than one such copy). Praised by Lewis and Tolkien for his own creative work (the latter referring to him as the 'greatest and most convincing writer of invented worlds that I have read'), and exhibiting the same 'Norse complex' as a background to the fantasy world of his fiction - Eddison here undertakes, like Tolkien and earlier William Morris (a sure influence on both), a translation of the source material. An important and accomplished contribution to the field - and an excellent Fantasy association copy.

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        Fifteen Rabbits

      Simon and Schuster 1930 - Inscribed warmly by Felix Salten, born Siegmund Salzmen. Salten fled to Switzerland after Hitler banned his 1923 book, "Bambi." Translated by Whittaker Chambers. First US Edition, 1930. A scarce, soft cover edition in VG+ condition, protected by a removable archival cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Moby Dick or The Whale.

      New York: Random House,, 1930. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Square octavo. Contemporary green crushed full morocco, possibly by Riviere and Son ("Made in England" ink-stamp to front free endpaper), titles, ropework panels and anchor motif gilt to spine, front cover lettered and ruled in gilt with an attractive gilt block of the Pequod, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent with woodcuts throughout the text. Spine and rear board sunned, short crack to head of both joints, small chip to headcap, mild toning. A very good copy. First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing.

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      NON PRECISE 1930 - R300179400: Canton de Duras : 13 photographies en noir et blanc - Canton du Mas d'Agenais : 9 photographies en noir et blanc - Canton de Castelmoron : 3 photographies en noir et blanc - Canton de Marmande : 8 photographies en noir et blanc - Canton de Seyches : 8 photographies en noir et blanc - Canton de Meilhan : 4 photographies en noir et blanc - Canton de Lauzun : 4 photographies en noir et blanc hors texte - Canton de Bouglon : 3 photographies en noir et blanc - Canton de Tonneins : 7 photographies en noir et blanc - photographies collationnées - photographies légendées - 10 photos disponibles. Duras : Xaintrailles,Thouars, Pompiey,Montgaillard, Feugarolles, Bruch, Vianne, Saint Laurent, Lavardac - Mas d'Agenais : Caumont, Samazan, Mas D'agenais, Villeton,Sénestis, Lagruère, Fourques - Castelmoron : Laparade, Verseuil d'Agenais - Marmande : Virazeil, St Pardoux du Breuil, St Pierre de Nogarez, Sainte Bazeilles, Birac, Gontaud, Hautesvignes - Seyches : Castelnau sur Gupie, Lévignac de Seyches, St Barthélémy, Puymiclan, St Avit, Seyches, Lagupie, Mauvezin - Meilhan : Cocumont, Couthures, St Sauveur de Meilhan - Lauzun : Bourgougnague, St Nazaire, St Pardoux Isaac - Bonglon : Antagnac, Romestaing - Tonneins : Clairac, Varès, Fauillet, Lafitte. In-4 En feuillets. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        In Our Time

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1930 - First Revised Edition, known as the second American edition. First Edition, one of 3,240 copies printed by Charles Scribner's Sons. An attractive dustjacket that has some wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL black cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the scarce dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zwei Menschen. Radierung.

       Um 1930. Signiert \"Harriet Rathlef-Keilmann\". Kräftiger Druck auf Velin. 26,2 x 20,7 cm. 40,8 x 31 cm. Söhn HDO 72724-8. Blatt 8 aus: Die Schaffenden, VIII. Jahrgang, 2. Mappe, 1932. Erschienen im Euphorion Verlag, Berlin. - Die in Riga geborene jüdische Bildhauerin Harriet Ellen Siderovna von Rathlef-Keilmann studierte bei August Gaul in Berlin und danach einige Zeit in München. Sie lebte und arbeitete danach einige Jahre in Riga, kehrte dann jedoch aufgrund der Bürgerkriegswirren in ihrer Heimat nach Deutschland zurück. Hier war sie als Meisterschülerin am Bauhaus und begann unter dem Einfluß von Gerhard Marcks, Johannes Itten und Lyonel Feininger expressionistisch zu arbeiten. Ab 1924 versuchte sie in Berlin Fuß zu fassen. Als jüdische Künstlerin wurde sie von den Nationalsozialisten verfolgt und ihre Arbeiten wurden aus den öffentlichen Sammlungen entfernt. - Ganz schwach gebräunt, die Blattkanten teilweise etwas stärker. Eine Ecke mit minimaler Knickspur. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Expressionismus, Die Schaffenden, Berlin, Bauhaus, Jüdische Künstlerin

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        Silhouetten und Verse. Der Liebe und Freundschaft gewidmet

      Offenbach am Main: Gebr. Klingspor, 1930. Oblong 32mo. 24pp., frenchfold. Illustrated with elegant silhouettes of men and women dressed in the height of fashion, each framed by a colorful border. Facing each silhouette or pair of silhouettes is a passage of German verse. This particular copy is specially bound as a gift for Hugo Steiner-Prag's fiftieth birthday. Bound in pink silk, with a hand-painted and gilt-stamped "50" to the upper cover. Housed in a box decorated with patterned paper. A printed sheet is laid in to the box with the dedication to Steiner-Prag from Karl Klingspor, dated December 12, 1930. Both Klingspor and Steiner-Prag moved in the same circles of German book design and production in the early nineteenth century. Klingspor, together with his brother Wilhelm, operated the Klingspor typefoundry in Offenbach am Main. Steiner-Prag was an illustrator and designer, serving as a professor of graphics at the Staatlichen Akademie für Graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig from 1907 to 1933. He also designed three typefaces, including the self-named Steiner-Prag-Schrift. This pretty item, pairing the finely detailed silhouettes and the traditional Gothic type, is therefore a fitting gift for the designer. Hinges on box starting, else fine.

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        As I Lay Dying

      Jonathan Cape 1930 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by William Faulkner on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear and repair. This original First Printing dustjacket has the printed price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Faulkner SIGNED First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rois De France Original Manuscript

      Paris, 1930. Unbound. Paul Fort's original manuscript, neatly and beautifully written in ink; quarto, 79 leaves of heavy cream paper and laid loose into a green portfolio. Paul Fort drew much of his inspiration from the Middle Ages, and the aballad form that he used almost exclusively was taken from the same period. He filled some forty volumes with his delicate ballads. He was also active in the theatre, even before the turn of the century, writing some plays himself and producing what were considered "difficult" plays by some of his contemporaries. In 1956, he received the Grand Literary Prize of the City of Paris for his works. Fine. Together with the limited edition of the book (#48 of 200 copies), Inscribed to Madame Christian Schram Senior and with an 11 line holograph poem, initialed "P. F." and dated Paris, May, 1931; and with an excellent 4 page autograph letter signed and dated October 8, 1930. A near fine copy.

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        Two personal scrapbook-photograph albums belonging to Buckskin Ben Stalker, the owner of Buckskin Ben's Wild West Show

      Cambridge, Indiana, 1930. Two albums (each approximately 9" x 11.5") containing 74 pages with over 150 newspaper clippings, 97 photographs and real-photo-postcards (RPPC), several business letters, and three promotional handbills. The inside cover of one album is annotated in green ink: "Property of / Buckskin Ben (Ben Stalker) / Per. Address. / Buckskin Ben's Famous / Wild West Show / Cambridge City. Ind. / Lloyd Jeffries / Publicity Director." Buckskin Ben's photographic business card is mounted below the inscription. The photographs and RPPC include images of Ben in costume and mufti, trick riding, bucking broncos, animal acts including a high-diving dog, rope tricks, trick shots and sharpshooting by the Stalker children, the human impalement knife-throwing act, the cast relaxing, and more.All of the items in one album have been glued in place. Much of the material in the second album has been attached using what appear to be mounting "dots" that are integral to the pages. The albums have some wear, but all pages are soundly attached. Some of the clippings have toned. The spine of one album has been repaired with black cloth tape; now-yellowed cello-tape (affecting two clippings) was used to help hold its front cover in place. This is a unique, personal collections of memories compiled over almost thirty years by the owner and star-performer of a very successful Wild West Show. Buckskin Ben's Wild West, which has been called "The Biggest Little Wild West Show on Earth," was the creation of Ben Stalker, who was born in what is now the state of Oklahoma and never knew his parents. Stalker claimed to have been raised in an isolated cabin by a Native American trapper known as Rocky Mountain Tom White until the age of 12 when, according to a later annotation in the one of the scrapbooks, he a became a temporary ward of the famous pioneer, Ezra Meeker. Eventually, Ben found work on a cattle drive and by the age of 15 had become a seasoned cowboy. He married in the mid-1880s and shortly after became inspired to start a Wild West show on his own. His new wife, Mary shared his vision, picked up a rifle for the first time, and practiced until she became a crack shot. Mary also agreed to participate in what would become their featured "Human Impalement Act," where she stood stock-still against a wooden backboard while Ben threw knives around her profile. Eventually, they raised five children, and all became full-fledged sharpshooters featured in the show along with a number of other cowboy performers who specialized in rough and trick riding, lasso throwing, rope tricks, and animal acts. Ben's shows were billed as "Refined, High Class" entertainment with "No gambling or immoral attractions connected to the company." Each show consisted of six to eight half-hour acts and began with a musical performance by the exceptionally popular Buckskin Ben Family Band in which every family member played an instrument. Although the show always remained rather small, it was very successful, and in 1905 appeared for 14 weeks at Coney Island. Ben frequently signed on for entire seasons to travel with larger circuses and carnivals performing throughout the East, Midwest, Canada, and Mexico. When not on tour, the Stalker family and there show resided in Cambridge, Indiana. The show, renamed Buckskin Ben's Wild West Dog and Pony Show, continued in operation until 1929 when Ben retired at the age of 86.

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        Polar bear fending off wolves [supplied title for the painting]

      New York, 1930. Watercolor and pen-and-ink painting, with highlights applied in white, 26 x 18 inches, an action scene of a polar bear on hind legs fighting off a pack of wolves, a wolverine perched on a snow-covered ledge above, ready to strike - "nature, red in tooth and claw." Signed by the artist in the lower right corner. The painting was produced to serve as the frontispiece for Paul Annixter's Wilderness Ways (1930). Bull was among the most respected illustrators of North American wildlife during the first half of the 20th century. A native of West Walworth, New York, he studied at the Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute in Rochester, before becoming an apprentice taxidermist at the Ward Museum of Natural History. In 1893 he prepared an exhibition of 400 birds for the Guatemalan government for the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago. His outstanding work on the project won him an appointment as chief taxidermist of the National Museum in Washington. Much of his free time was devoted to his lifelong pursuit of drawing and painting animals, and he was a frequent visitor to the National Zoo; he also took classes at the Corcoran Gallery. Determined to devote himself fulltime to his art, he moved to New York, spending decades there producing paintings for illustrating books and magazine articles, more than 100 titles, and contributing regularly to the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Colliers, and other periodicals. He was especially noted for the anatomical realism of his depictions, a skill derived from his long experience as a taxidermist. Old tideline along bottom edge, upper corners a little chipped, one cracked, other minor wear around the edges. (#5190).

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      Large folio, containing loose, the half title and title pages, 4pp of text (all in French) and 24 heliogravure plates of which 12 are in colour. Published in Paris by Ch Massin & Cie circa 1930. Slight wear to some page edges. String ties missing. Faded and rubbed edges to paper covered boards.

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        RASSEGNA DELLA ISTRUZIONE ARTISTICA. Ministero della Educazione Nazionale - Direzione Generale delle Antichità e Belle Arti. Diretta da G. Ruberti.

      Regio Istituto di Belle Arti, 1930-1938. In-4, brossura, in 9 cartelle in tela. Offriamo una raccolta pressochè completa di 9 annate, dal 1930 (anno I) al 1938, cosi' composte: dal 1930 al 1933: annate di 8 numeri cad. - dal 1934 al 1938: 12 num. cad. Nella nostra raccolta il 1935 con 6 fascicoli (mancano i numeri dal 4 al 9) e il 1938 con 10 (mancano i numeri 5 e 6). Tutto il pubblicato. Cfr. Cat. dei Periodici delle Bibl. Lombarde,IV,94. In buono stato (good copy).

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        Polar bear fending off wolves [supplied title for the painting]

      New York 1930 - Watercolor and pen-and-ink painting, with highlights applied in white, 26 x 18 inches, an action scene of a polar bear on hind legs fighting off a pack of wolves, a wolverine perched on a snow-covered ledge above, ready to strike — "nature, red in tooth and claw." Signed by the artist in the lower right corner. The painting was produced to serve as the frontispiece for Paul Annixter's Wilderness Ways (1930). Bull was among the most respected illustrators of North American wildlife during the first half of the 20th century. A native of West Walworth, New York, he studied at the Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute in Rochester, before becoming an apprentice taxidermist at the WardMuseum of Natural History. In 1893 he prepared an exhibition of 400 birds for the Guatemalan government for the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago. His outstanding work on the project won him an appointment as chief taxidermist of theNational Museum in Washington. Much of his free time was devoted to his lifelong pursuit of drawing and painting animals, and he was a frequent visitor to the National Zoo; he also took classes at the Corcoran Gallery. Determined to devote himself fulltimeto his art, he moved to New York, spending decades there producing paintings for illustrating books and magazine articles, more than 100 titles, and contributing regularly to the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Colliers, and other periodicals. He was especially noted for the anatomical realism of his depictions, a skill derived from his long experience as a taxidermist. Old tideline along bottom edge, upper corners a little chipped, one cracked, other minor wear around the edges. (#5190) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Christopher Robin Birthday Book

      Methuen & Co.Ltd, London, 1930 Very good in a very good dust jacket. First Edition as indicated by the copyright date of 1930 stated on the copyright page. A wonderful date book for birthdays, decorated by E.H. Shepard. Each page features a black and white illustration and two dates of the year, each with a character quote; along with blank space for the owner to enter birthdays. Completely unused and blank throughout. Book is very good in original red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped detailing. Slight edge wear, bending of the spine ends, and minor foxing. Dust jacket is intact with some soiling and darkening; chipping along the edges, at corners, and spine ends. A small piece is missing from the top of the spine end. A wonderful collector's piece.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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      - 13 tirages Aubervilliers, c. 1930, , 13 tirages gélatino-argentiques contrecollés sur papier fort gris en feuille et réunis sous chemise cartonnée in-4 oblongue à cordelette, , Série photographique réalisée dans les ateliers de la maison Magloire située à Aubervilliers. Spécialisée dans la confection de tripes, pâté, saucisses. mises sous conserves. L'entreprise fournissait les fameuses tripes à la mode de Caen. Les clichés, de bonne qualité, portent pour la plupart une légende tapuscrite contrecollée en bas de l'image. Les formats sont compris entre 125 x 170 et 230 x 175 mm. Les clichés permettent de visualiser les différentes étapes de la confection jusqu'à la livraison en présence des ouvriers hommes et femmes : Le "Pesage des tripes", "la préparation des abats", la cuisson au four, la préparation des pâtés, le remplissage et le sertissage des boîtes, la stérilisation en autoclaves - avec un beau cliché montrant un ouvrier contrôlant la température de stérilisation sur un tableau - ; "l'atelier de force motrice" avec une chaudière à vapeur et chargement automatique, 4 modèles de camionnettes de livraison ("parmi nos 17 modèles) ; enfin un cliché présentant un ensemble de conserves empilées de la maison Magloire. Intéressant album montrant les conditions de travail et les outils de la conservation alimentaire de l'époque. Ex-dono manuscrit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Ernest Benn Ltd., 1930. Hardcover. Near Very Good/Near Fine. London: Ernest Benn Ltd., 1930 2nd Printing. Rare Early Sayers. This is the 2nd impression stated from April 1930) (not 1928 Benn first impression). Original red cloth, black spine print. p. 287. The peach coloured 3/6 Benn wrapper (rare as hen's teeth) is clean like the day it was issued. Note that both first and second impressions of these elusive early Sayers titles were tiny print runs. The book itself has page edge foxing, slight board warp, spine fading and offsetting to the endpapers but is extremely tight and clean inside. Hubin, p. 366. Cooper & Pike, p. 271-273. Full jacket scans on request, questions cheerfully answered and customer satisfaction quaranteed. Find out why 75 % of our business is from repeat customers. Extra shipping and insurance at cost to many destinations.. Hard Cover. Near Very Good/Near Fine.

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        My Early Life.

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited,, 1930. A Roving Commission. Octavo. Original dark pink cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, publisher's device and broad single rules to covers in blind, bottom edge untrimmed. Housed in a custom red crushed half morocco solander box. Photographic frontispiece and 15 plates of which 12 from photographs, folding map, 8 maps and 2 plans to the text. Spine faded, and with a short closed nick to the headcap, very small portion of wear to head of front joint, corners very lightly bumped and rubbed, a few small pale marks to front cover, light toning. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, first state (without the cancel half-title). With Churchill's signed inscription to the front free endpaper: "Inscribed for Oliver Baldwin by his colleague at Westminster, Winston Churchill, August 1936". A superb association copy of Churchill's first volume of sustained biography. Oliver Baldwin (1899-1958) rebelled against the politics of his father, Stanley, and was elected Labour MP for Dudley in 1929, having unsuccessfully contested the same seat in 1924. He had previously seen active service in France before being appointed an infantry instructor in newly independent Armenia and serving in the Turkish-Armenian War, during which he was arrested first by Bolshevik revolutionaries and later by Turkish authorities who suspected him of being a Russian spy. When Stanley Baldwin became prime minister of the National Government in 1935 Churchill was invited to serve on the air defence committee, but really was hoping for a cabinet role. That winter he travelled to Morocco, where he received the news that his son, Randolph, was to contest the Ross and Cromarty by-election in February as Unionist candidate against Malcolm MacDonald, son of Ramsay and, until his narrow defeat in the general election in November, one of only eight remaining Labour MPs who supported the National Government. Churchill was appalled, fearing the consequences for his advancement under Baldwin, and wrote to Clementine that "Rothermere is sending Oliver Baldwin to write up Randolph, which he is apparently ready to do, and to write down Malcolm, which of course is what all other Socialists revel in. So we shall have Ramsay's son, Baldwin's son and my son ? all mauling each other in this remote constituency" (Gilbert, Churchill, vol. 5, p. 697). Churchill appears to have used his influence with Rothermere, who soon arranged for Oliver to write an article "examining the relations of fathers and sons in politics and pointing out that sons must take their own line and their fathers cannot be held responsible" (idem, p. 698). MacDonald comfortably won the election, with Randolph Churchill a distant third, and the following month Winston learned he was not to offered the newly created post of minister for the co-ordination of defence. Further differences between Churchill and the government were beginning to emerge, however, and in response to Baldwin's continuing emphasis on appeasement and defence, especially following the remilitarisation of the Rhineland, he "began to call for Britain to take the lead in the pursuit of collective security through the League of Nations, a policy that opened up the possibility of co-operation with the Soviet Union. And although he continued to base himself mainly on the Conservative Party, he began to reach out?with the assistance of a cross-party organization, the Focus?for Liberal and Labour support" (ODNB). In August, the month of the inscription, Churchill was much disturbed by the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. He wrote two articles for the Evening Standard, the first arguing for collective neutrality among the European powers, the second predicting that "the growing ascendancy of Nazism" would be accelerated, regardless of the result (Gilbert, Churchill, vol. 5, p. 783). He took little part in public controversy, though protested privately to Anthony Eden about the proposed Anglo-Egyptian Treaty. His main undertaking was to complete the third volume of Marlborough. He left for France on the 24th, spending a few days painting at the château of Consuelo Balsan near Dreux before travelling to Paris, where he had a sobering lunchtime discussion with French politician Georges Mandel, together with his literary assistant William Deakin, who had come to collect the Marlborough proofs. He returned to England in October to pursue his campaign for "arms and the covenant". Oliver Baldwin later returned to parliament as Labour MP for Dudley in 1945, was elevated to the peerage on the death of his father in 1947, and the following year was appointed governor of the Leeward Islands, though was recalled in 1950, probably owing to combination of his outspoken socialist views, his racially inclusive approach to the local population, and his open homosexuality, which had already been cited against him at the time of his appointment. He died in 1958.

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      Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press by Basil Blackwell, 1930. Limited to 450 copies, this no 168. Fine but for spotting to the cloth sides as so often found. Limited to 450 copies, this no 168. Five volumes. Quarto. Illustrated with wood engravings by John Farleigh: Portrait, title-pages, dedication and 48 full-page engravings. Bound in publisher's quarter red smooth morocco with tan linen cloth sides, the spines with titles and imprint in gilt. Ransom Checklist 70; Poole. Wood Engravings of John Farleigh, p. 116.

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        Dreyfus Collection. [Alternate subtitle from half-title: Certain of the sculptures from the collection of Gustave Dreyfus, Paris, which was acquired in its entirety from the executors of his estate in MDCCCXXX by Sir Joseph Duveen, bart.]

      1 pp. intro. to the Dreyfus collection of Renaissance sculpture by Kennedy, professor of art at Smith College, with annotated list of plates, followed by 57 orig. tipped-in photographic plates, also by Kennedy, ranging in size from approx. 11 1/4" x 15" to 8 1/2" x 10", of examples in the collection from the Italian (pls. I-L) and Northern Schools (pls. LI-LVII), incl. those by Desiderio da Settignano, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Verrocchio, and Michel Colombe. Photographs in fine condition with exceptional clarity and contrast, rag paper sl. toned with deckled fore and bottom edges, preliminaries a bit soiled. Large folio. Cloth, scuffed and soiled, some separation at front hinge. London (Privately printed) 1930. From the edition of 24 signed by the printer, ex-libris John Pierpont Morgan, small armorial bookplate front board verso, signed dedication from Duveen to J.P. Morgan librarian Bella da Costa Greene on flyleaf. This scarce volume is one of several that Duveen used to publicize his acquisition of the renowned Dreyfus collection of fine and decorative arts.

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        "La sieste".

      1930 1Aquarelle et gouache sur papier, signée en haut à droite, (1930), 54 x 71 cm., cadre à caisson baguette chêne. Frans de GEETERE (1895 - 1968) étudie aux Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, puis s'installe à Paris pour vivre sur une péniche près du Pont-Neuf. Il publie plusieurs ouvrages à compte d'auteur dont "les Malmenés" (1964). Il illustre "Les Chants de Maldoror" de LAUTREAMONT (1927), "les Lettres d'un satyre" de Rémy de GOURMONT(1926) et "Mes communions" de Georges EEKHOUD (1925). Cette oeuvre est à rapprocher d'une des 12 eaux-fortes de l'artiste illustrant l'ouvrage Spasmes et dont le titre est "La Porte Noire". Cette oeuvre d'une grande douceur montre une jeune femme de dos, endormie, jupon et jupe relevés sur le haut du bassin.

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        On ferme.

      Sans lieu, Pour les amis du docteur Lucien-Graux, 1930. - In-8°, 34p. Edition originale illustrée de lithographies originales de Maurice Berdon. Celui-ci un des 25 exemplaires de tête sur Japon impérial accompagnés d'une suite sur Chine. Signé par Carco en page de faux-titre et enrichi d'un autoportrait signé de l'auteur sur une feuille volante insérée en début d'ouvrage. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        LA PAIX. Traduction nouvelle de M. Louis MARTIN-CHAUFFIER. Gravures au burin par J.-E. LABOUREUR.

      1930Paris, Pour les Bibliophiles du Palais, 1930. Grand in-8 (182 X 264) broché, couverture rempliée, premier plat de la couverture illustré d'une vignette gravée, titre gaufré en lettres dorées sur le premier plat, chemise et étui de l'éditeur ; 164 pages. EDITION ORIGINALE de la traduction et PREMIER TIRAGE des 25 GRAVURES au burin de Jean-Emile LABOUREUR (dont 3 hors-texte, 20 en-têtes et 2 bandeaux) et six vignettes sur bois. Tirage limité à 200 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur vélin de RIVES, tous nominatifs (n°83, imprimé pour Monsieur Jacques Piédelièvre). Exemplaire en PARFAIT ETAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Collection of 50 Standard Oil Bulletins 1921-1935

      Excerpt from Standard Oil website referencing the art: With their unique convergence of social philosophies, artistic ideals, progressive attitudes and the ferment of the times, the artists were in the vanguard of what became known as the ?California Style.? Many narrowed traditional distinctions between fine and commercial art and managed to achieve recognition for both. Most of the illustrators represented one or more distinctive schools of art ? such as Fauvism, ?plein air? (literally, ?open air? or alfresco) and Modernism ? that gave an intellectual underpinning to their work. For the entire article . A collection of 50 Standard Oil Bulletins, published monthly by Standard Oil. The front (and back through 1930) covers are illustrated by "California Style" artists and include Maynard Dixon, Maurice Logan, Harold Von Schmidt, Waldo Bemis, W. R. DeLappe, Neher, Robert Kerfott, J. L. Starr and others. Few with discoloration to margins. Light staple rust.

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        Legends of Ancient China

      Chefoo, China: Temple Hill Cut-outs, c. 1930 or earlier. Hardcover. Fine. Oblong 8vo. Eight leaves of handmade heavy paper interleaved with text leaves printed on glassine. Each page has a silhouette intricately cut out of black paper and mounted. Bound in a Chinese-style binding with woven tapestry covers depicting a stream, pagodas, bridge, village and water bird, all in shades of green, beige and brown. The firs page contains a cutout of two figures, one in a boat, and the other on land with a tree and the title cut out of its branches. Thereafter are pictures of the seven legends with an English description facing on glassine: stories of children, frogs, the friend who failed, all popular legends of ancient China. With a letterpress sheet laid in describing the intricate process of making the silhouettes. A fine exemplar. A production of the Women's Bible School, Self-help Dept., Presbyterian Mission, Chefoo (now Yantai). The mission was established in 1899.

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        Wien 1898 - 1961). Blumenstillleben mit Schmetterling. Öl auf Holz. Um 1930. Unten rechts signiert 'O.R. Dogarth'. 40 x 30 cm. Im vergoldeten Stuckrahmen.

      1930 - Dogarth studierte an der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Kunstgewerbeschule in Wien u.a. bei A.M. Boehm, A. von Kenner und F. Cizek. Seine bevorzugten Motive waren Landschaften, Stillleben und Blumenstücke, die er im Stile des 17. Jahrhunderts in Szene setzte.- Blumenbukett mit Rosen, Tulpen und weiteren sommerlichen Blumen in einer Vase, oben links ein kleiner Schmetterling.- Verso schwacher Stempel.- Stuckrahmen mit kleiner Fehlstelle in unterer rechter Ecke.- Dabei ein Kaufbeleg vom Auktionshaus Stahl von 2000.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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      Paris, Fasquelle, 1930 23 x 16,8 cm, broché, couv. rempliée bleue imprimée en vert, 284 pp. Edition originale. L'un des 75 ex. num. du tirage de tête (le nôtre le n°14) imprimés sur papier Japon. Très bel et long envoi à Jean Herbert : " A Jean Herbert / cette pièce que depuis / trente ans les chansonniers / ont aidée, avec une amitié / aussi sincère que celle que / j'ai toujours eue pour eux. / Très cordialement / Marcel Pagnol / 1957". Dos lég. décoloré. Comédie en quatre actes. Première représentation en France au théâtre des Variétés en 1928.

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        [Cabarets & Maisons closes].

      1930 ca Ensemble 11 cartes publicitaires imprimées en couleurs en forme de coeur, d'étoile et de pampre. Vénus, 124 Bd du Montparnasse Nu..ées d'Étoiles Revue de Leardy et Verly (2 exemplaires) ; Paradise 119 Boulevard Montparnasse J. Verly présente la dernière production de Leardy & Verly 37 Ex.Position nues 25 jolis mannequins 6 danseuses dans un décor de A. Liquois (2 exemplaires) ; Eve 7 place Pigalle Nu intégral revue suggestive dans un cadre intime entièrement nouveau avec les 20 plus jolies filles d'Eve et les meilleures vedettes de cabaret ; Gladys Hamilton présente sa nouvelle production Nus de minuit avec les plus jolis modèles de Montparnasse au Mirage 9 rue Delambre (4 exemplaires) ; Chez les Nudistes au Zelli's 16bis rue Fontaine ; Schubert Restaurant Salon de Thé, 134 Bd du Montparnasse.

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        The Five Star Theatre 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.

      [New York: Standard Oil, c.1930s] - 150-piece puzzle printed in colour on a cardboard backing (435 × 285 mm). With the original brown paper wrapper printed in black. A couple of small spots to the lightly toned wrapper. In excellent condition. Puzzle and wrapper window-mounted, glazed, and presented in a black and red wooden frame. Overall size: 101 x 63 cm. During the 1930s, and prior to his career as an author, Theodore Geisel worked as an illustrator for the Standard Oil Company, where he designed the successful "Quick Henry, the FLIT!" bug-spray ads in which characters are menaced by gigantic Seussian pests. The artist's contract with the company lasted for 15 years and covered numerous products. This puzzle is part of Standard Oil's "Moto Monsters" campaign, featuring five car-damaging beasts who can be defeated by Essolube. It depicts a family happily driving away in their convertible as the monsters look on in annoyance, and advertises Essolube in the top right corner. An attractive puzzle in superb condition, this is one of the rare items that Seuss produced for children long before he was known as a children's book author.

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        3 ALS ("R. Slatin"). Vienna and [Merano], 1930 and 1931.

      1930. Large 4to. Altogether (1+1+1 =) 3 pp. on 3 fols. In German, to a "dear Doctor and friend", regarding the sudden death of a common friend and other personal matters: "To my horror I had to read in the paper that our dear friend Hofrat Fuchs has died suddenly - - Before he went to Florence with his daughter Mrs. Hoffmann he came to me - and made plans for our next meeting - his death touches me closely! [...]" (24 November 1930). - "[...] I hope to be able to leave the sanitarium on the 14th and then travel to Merano at the end of the week [...]" (11 September 1931). - "Unfortunately, the news from my little girl is not good. O plan to go to St. Blasien on Oct. 4 & 5 to see her and Dr Backmeister [...]" (undated, "Saturday"). - 2 letters on stationery with printed address.

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        Nymphes Dansant avec des Satyres.

      P. Devambez 1930. In-4° en ff, sous chemise et étui (manque le dos de l'étui). 20 eaux-fortes originales, dont 10 H.T. gravées par Tigrane POLAT. Tirage limité à 151 exemplaires, un des 100 sur vélin de Rives. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un dessin original signé, au format du livre.

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        4 TYPED LETTERS, INCLUDING 3 SIGNED, by the Modernist poet WALLACE GOULD admired by William Carlos Williams & Marsden Hartley.

      Circa, [1930].. [1930].. - Four letters by the poet Wallace Gould addressed to John Hyde Preston, author of "Mad Anthony Wayne" and "Revolution 1776" and associated with "Direction" Magazine. Three of the letters are signed by Gould, the other unsigned but with a manuscript correction in the poet's hand. All four letters are typed on 14 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide buff paper. Each, directly or indirectly mentions his book "Aphrodite" which he would like to correct and revise by hand. In what appears to be the first letter, with over 400 words densely typed on one page, Gould writes to Preston: "I have intended to write you... I shall ask you if you possess a volume of Aphrodite. If so, would you find it interesting to possess in exchange for it another, with subsequent corrections and revisions? I have a great desire to place such a volume in your possession frankly with the ulterior motive of its being thus preserved for posterity.... Like so many other publishing houses, the Macaulay house is primarily interested in socialism and negrophilism and memoirs of famous bad women, including Peggy Joyce, but not Aphrodite, and has taken up the publication of poetry only as a new broom to sweep out Eleanor Glynn...." Far from wealthy, Gould inquires whether a play to be performed at the University is free: "And do I understand rightly that a Greek play is to be given soon at the University? ... And like Pericles, does Jefferson open the theater free to the mob? I quiver in suspense." Signed in full "Wallace Gould".<p>In a second letter, nearly 600 words densely typed on 2 pages, Gould again inquires about Aphrodite, apologizing for the necessity of trading copies with Preston because his "financial affairs have come to a crisis here...." He comments on Preston's forthcoming book "Mad Anthony Wayne": "I am eager to read the history of your American madman. Get the publishers to do up the book, so that you will have no excuse for not sending it." He goes on to say: "You asked about Farmville. Farmville is where Lee surrendered ----- southern Virginia, middle southern, a hundred and some miles from Richmond. No, less than a hundred.... Peggy Hopkins Joyce and I put Farmville on the map. She was born here...." Signed in full.<p>In his third letter of approximately 380 words, Gould now addresses his friend as "My dear Preston" and indirectly inquires if Preston has received his copy of Aphrodite. He goes on to reveal that "You and Alfred Kreymborg are the only ones I ever write to, these days. Do you know Alfred? He is an exception to the rule that applies to the artistic cult, so far as old fashioned friendship goes...." He later asks, "By the way, honey, solve a mystery for me if you can. In the November number of Harper's (I think November) there was a sonnet with a strange theme. It was written by a woman by the name of Onsett or some such name and was called Expatriate ------- was all about some poor devil playing solitaire as I do in my own poems, exactly, and about teakwood (which I would not have in the house). But the rest of it ran true, even to the end, at which point the expatriate, whatever that is, went to the window and looked out on the night, and off, up toward Maine. Strange, is it not?" Gould has made 2 corrections in pencil and signed in pencil "Wallace Gould". The left edge of this letter is roughed and the letter is slightly soiled and creased with several finger smudges as if it had been handled frequently.<p>His last sad letter, nearly 400 words, speaks of deep poverty: "There must come a change before I do more work. My very soul is sick with disgust and boredom. For the first time in my life I have been powerless to act ------ to rouse myself and get out of it all. Sheer poverty has forced me to chloroform all but three of my only spiritual companions, my cats, and for them I have three bottles of chloroform ready... I read your letter with a thrill for you, however, and particularly your hopes of going westward, willy-nilly, even though with money.... Go on. Make yourself successful. Enjoy life, that is, rationally. Never tie yourself either by hope or compassion to any living being. Nobody is worth it. But do not forget to write to me. I charge you never write to me by reason of compassion or duty, however, for I much prefer that our friendship, almost impersonal as it is, and even as it may remain, must remain clean." This sad letter is not signed, although Gould has made two corrections in ink.<p>A moving correspondence, in very good condition, folded for mailing. <p>The Dictionary of Literary Biography writes of Wallace Gould that "Between 1917 and 1922 Wallace Gould published about twenty poems in some of the most celebrated little magazines of the day: the Dial, Poetry, Others, the Seven Arts, Broom, and the Little Review. He published two volumes of poetry, Children of the Sun: Rhapsodies and Poems (1917) and Aphrodite and Other Poems (1928). Poems by Gould werre included in a few anthologies, most conspicuously those in which Alfred Kreymborg had a part. Kreymborg was Gould's most faithful partisan and champion, but he was not alone in his enthusiasm for Gould's work, which was also praised by William Carlos Williams, Marsden Hartley, Paul Rosenfeld, Kenneth Rexroth, and a few casual reviewers. In Gould's correspondence there is evidence that later in his life he was at work on a poem somehow involving American history, but none of his work seems to have been published during the last twelve years of his life."<p>In an article entitled "The Poet of Maine" published in "The Little Review", Marsden Hartley proclaims "Thirty-seven years ago a tidal wave washed up on the shores of Maine a titan. It left him sitting on a rock and never returned."<p>"It was on return visits that I made the acquaintance of Wallace Gould the poet, who was to give me the pleasure of making him known to the poets Alfred Kreymborg and William Carlos Williams, who praised Gould's poetry for its solid execution and a true modernist touch, and who was a fanatical worshiper of Byron. Gould began life as a child prodigy at the piano and for some unknown reason gave up the idea of becoming a public pianist and for years afterwards played the piano in the first period of the silent pictures. Gould was physically enormous - weighing two hundred pounds which his six feet one carried with ease. He was by nature a voluptuary - oriental even in his worship of luxury and food - was an excellent cook and often cooked elaborate meals after work at night, sharing this of course with friends - the cooking itself being the chief delight. He was handsome with olive skin suffused with warm red glowing eyes, and dark hair - and was he said some sort of cousin to Holman Day who has written many local ballads ... Gould lived with and supported a foster mother and the lifelong grind at the piano earning twenty-five a week was an exhausting self-imposed duty - but he stayed until things took a turn, then left the white house with the green blinds and never returned. No one has heard of him for years though rumour has it he went South, married eventually, and scorned all chance of publicity either as a poet or as a person.... Wallace Gould was cynical for natural reasons - he had been crucified by the pressure of duty. He could not leave the woman who had rescued him from the fate of orphanage - he loved her - called her his mother all his life." [Quoted from "Somehow a Past: The Autobiography of Marsden Hartley"].<p>In a chapter of his Autobiography "The Baroness", William Carlos Williams writes "At about this time Wallace Gould arrived in New York from his Maine hide-out and almost immediately found that it would be impossible to support himself here. Some woman who admired his work had loaned Wally an apartment. When I found him he had on a black stock, a black suit with great white cuffs, and if he wasn't trembling with fright, he wasn't far from it. That day, in fact within the hour, he had been standing at the bottom of the stairs, his hand on the newel post, when his hostess had come downstairs and had pressed her breast upon the back of his hand, pinning it there, so to speak. He had been too frightened to withdraw the hand, and there she had him.... 'I'm up shit creek' ... 'I'm broke,' he said in terror. 'What am I to do?' It was around Christmas. 'Look,' I said, 'get your stuff and come out to Rutherford with me. I've got the car at the door.' He stayed with us all winter, giving little Bill piano lessons for his board, though I hadn't asked for it. But when March arrived the Indian blood in his veins-- he was quarter Abnaki Indian on his mother's side---asserted itself and he packed his kit. I gave him twenty dollars or so to start him off. He went by train to Washington, D.C., thence to start walking, which he did, to end up after a few days at Farmville, Virginia, where he spent the remainder of his life."

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