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        THE COLOPHON A BOOK COLLECTOR'S QUARTERLY

      New York: Pynson Publishers, 1930. TWENTY VOLUMES COMPLETE. Printed quarterly from 1930-1935. Over half of the issues have prospecti, advertisement for coming issues, and an issue of the ":Colophon Crier" laid-in. Several volumes with miniscule chipping at head of spine. Part Five contains the elusive etching by David Milne, signed in pencil by the artist. A very nice, clean set of Volumes 1-20 of this series on fine arts. Additional postage will be required. . First Edition. Illustrated Boards.. Almost No Wear/No Jacket. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        ALBUM OF VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHS, TAKEN DURING A TRIP TO INDIA, CIRCA 1930-1935, FEATURING A NOTABLE HORSEMANSHIP EVENT AS WELL AS ANCIENT RUINS IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR

      1930. Original photograph album. Original Boards. Very Good. This album contains 134 photographs, mounted with corners to black cardstock leaves. The photographs vary in size from 4.75" x 3.5" to 2.5" x 2". In an album of tan cloth boards; edges of boards rubbed. 10" x 13" Following a few views from a visit to New Zealand, the port and mountains of Aden are shown from the approach at sea. Then come three photogaphs of the ancient Aden tanks, also known as the Taliwa Tanks or the Cisterns of Taliwa, considered one of the greatest, historical engineering feats of South Arabia. This album, however, is centered on India, mainly Kashmir, and begins with about 20 photographs of a grand horsemanship competition involving cavalry regiments. Indian Army soldiers are also seen firing rifles in a large park. A highlight of the album are the photographs of Naranag Temple and ruins, an impressive relic of early architecture, situated near Wangat in the Sind Valley, at the base of Harmukh Mountain. Also seen are views of the Hari Parbat Fort in Srinagar, along with birdseye views of the expansive city of Srinagar, local men at work, felled trees being floated down-river, &c.

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        Presenting Silhouette: A New Pattern in 1847 Rogers Bros Silverplate [WITH POCHOIR PLATES]

      Rogers Bros Silverplate, International Silver and Co, Meriden, CT 1930 - Folio. Unpaginated. [14]pp. Original spiral bound black and silver decorative stiff wrappers. This splendid work introduces "Silhouette," the new silverware pattern from 1847 Rogers Bros.* Illustrated with two tipped-in heliogravures and two striking pochoir plates by Reynaldo Luza, this catalogue was created and printed in Paris by Draeger. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Moderate and sporadic creasing to covers. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in very good, pochoir plates in near fine to fine condition. * The Rogers Brothers (Simeon, and William) had established a shop in Hartford, Connecticut in the 1840s. The brothers were known for the high quality of their wares and when they felt they had perfected the electroplating process** in 1847 they marked their product with their name. In 1862 the Rogers brothers moved to Meriden, Connecticut, the center of the Britannia ware industry. Britannia ware, an alloy that resembled pewter, could easily be cast into fancy hollowware pitchers and other decorative articles, which were then electroplated. Rogers Bros. became part of the Meriden Britannia company. The Meriden Britannia company absorbed dozens of other silverware makers in the area and expanded its operation overseas, after which it became known as the International Silver Company. International Silver may have used the 1847 Rogers mark as early as 1852. The successor to the International Silver Company is still in business and uses the 1847 trademark to this day. Popular patterns in 1847 Rogers Bros. include Columbia (1893), Charter Oak (1906), Ancestral (1924), Adoration (1930), First Love (1937), Vintage (1940), and the later version of Daffodil (1950). ** The technique of electroplating a thin coat of silver over a base metal became feasible in the 1840s. The base metal selected for flat tableware was usually nickel silver, a misnomer which actually contained no silver but was an alloy of nickel, zinc and copper. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Mariner's Mirror. The International Journal of the Society for Nautical Research. Volume 16 (1930) to Volume 75 (1989) with Index and Bibliographies as called for. A MAGNIFICENT, UNBROKEN PRIVATE RUN

      Society for Nautical Research 1930-1989 41 bound volumes plus 19 volumes in 76 original parts, 8vo. , First Edition, with numerous photographs, illustrations, maps, charts and diagrams throughout; bound volumes in facsimile Navy Records Society binding of ivory buckram, blue buckram backs lettered in gilt, original parts in pictorial or printed wrappers, all volumes and parts in near fine state. In addition to the main volumes, this run includes the bound Index to volumes 1 - 35, wrappered indexes to volumes 36 - 55, 56 - 65 and 66 - 70, and individual volume indexes to volumes 58, 70, 72 and 74. Also present are the Mariner's Mirror Bibliographies for the years 1983 - 1988 inclusive. It is most unusual to find a run of this magnitude without ex - library or ex - institutional markings. THE IMAGE SHOWS ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF THE RUN. PRIVATE RUNS OF THIS LENGTH, INTEGRITY AND CONDITION AS VERY SCARCE.

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        Hürlimann ( Hrsg. ), Martin: Atlantis: Länder, Völker, Reisen. Atlantis Verlag, Zürich und Freiburg i. Br.:1930: 2//1932: 9//34: 3//35: 5//36: 2, 6//37: 4, 5, 7//39: 2, 8, 9// 1941: 5//43: 1// 45: Sonderheft: Die andere Welt//48: 11 1950: 6//51: 10, 12, 12//52: 2, 5, 6//53: 4, 7//54: 10, 12// 55: 3, 10, 12// 1957: 8, 11// 1961: 7, 10//62: 2, 5//63: 7//64: 1-6//alles! 287 - 309 du + Atlantis. Du. Die Zeitschrift für Kunst und Kultur. Zürich: Conzett & Huber. 4to. Jedes Heft mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen Abbildungen. Farb. illustrierte Orig.-Umschläge. 1941: 8// 1942: 9//1944: 3//1946: 2//1947: 3, 5, 7, 9, 12//1948: 1, 2// 1949: 1, 5, 7, 7, 9, 10. 1950: 1, 8, 1951: 1, 2, 7, 8, 11 1952: 2, 4, 10, 11 1953: 5, 6, 9, 12. 1954: 3, 4, 8, 10. 1955: 1, 1, 8, 9, 10, 12 1956: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. 1957: 2, 2, 3, 4, 11. 1958, 2, 2, 5, 9. 1959: 217, 221, 222, 224, 224, 226, 1961: 240/ 243 - 247 1962: 254/ 256/258 / 259/260/ 261 1963: 265/ 264/ 267/ 271/ 273/ 274/ 1964: 278/ 279/ 280/ 281/ 282/ 284/ 285/ 286 1965: 287/ 287/ 290/ 291/ 292/ 293/ 294/ 296/ 1966: 300/ 301/ 302/ 304/ 306/ 307/ 309/ 1967: 311/ 314/ 315/ 315/ 316/ 317/318/ 319/ 321/ 322 1968: 323/ 323/ 324/ 325/ 326/ 327/ 328/ 330/ 333/ 334/ 1969: 336/337/ 338/ 339/ 340/ 341/ 342/ 344/ 344/ 345/ 1970: 348, 349, 352, 354, 356, 357, 358 1971: 1972: 371/ 377/ 378/ 380/ 381/ 382 3x/ 1973: 384/ 384/ 387/ 388/ 390/ 392/ 393 1974: 396/397/397/401/402/402/403/405/406/406/406/ 1975: 407/407/408/410/412/414/417/418 1976: 419/421/425/427/428/429/430 1977: 431/432/433/434/435/437/438/438/441/442 1978: 447/448/449/450/451/453/454/454 1979: 456/457/461/465/466 1980: 467/468/471/472/474/475/477/478/478 1981: 481/483/484/485/487/489/490/ 1983: 511 1984: 515/516/517/522/523/524/526 1985: 527/528/530/531/534/535/537/537 1986: 540/543/544/548 1987: 551/554/560/562 1988: 568 1989: 577/578/579/580/581/584/586 1990: 587/589/591/593 1991: 600/600/601/606/610 1992: 617/618/620/621 1993: 622/626/628/631 1994: 634/637/642 1995: 645/647/650/655/656 1996: 665 1997: 669/670/677 1998: 679/680/686/688/690 1999: 693/693/697 2000: 704/705 2001: 714/716/722 2002: 727/729/732 2003: 733/735/735/737/739 [Spezialausgabe] 2004: 743/746/747/748/749/751 2005: 753/754/756/757/758/759/760/761 2006: 767/768 2007: 773, 775 2008: 783

      . . von wenigen kleineren Randläsuren bei den älteren Heften abgesehen, tadellose Exemplare. Einzelhefte auf Anfrage ab 19,90 EUR. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnng bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Moser]
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        RHODODENDRON PIE

      Chatto & Windus, London 1930 - Extremely scarce first English edition of Margery Sharp's first novel. 297pp plus Chatto advertisements. Cloth grubby and faded. PO signature plus private library stamp. Front hinge starting o/w binding sound. Foxing to half title. Text clean. Damage (insect?) to last advert page, rfep and inner rear board (see image). All our UK orders are sent by First Class post. All profits to Amnesty International. Size: 13cm - 19cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quatorze Lithographies Originales de Toulouse-Lautrec pour Illustrer des Chansons

      A. Richard, Paris 1930 - 1/100. Folio. [4]pp (text), 14 loose plates, as issued. Original printed paper portfolio with red and black lettering on front cover. Title page in red and black lettering. In 1895, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to create fourteen lithographic song sheet covers for the popular ballads of Desire Dihau (Loys Delteil 129 to 142). This work is the complete portfolio comprising the 14 lithographs in black. One of 100 copies printed on white vélin, of which this is No 99. Portfolio sunned and rubbed along edges. Covers detached but present. Text in French. Portfolio in overall poor, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Mt Pilate - Chemin de Fer a Cremaillere. / Pilatus. Suisse Schweiz. Affiche originale en couleurs.

      J. C. Müller A.G. Zürich Imprime en Suisse. o.J., um 1930,. 64x104 cm.,. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Moby Dick: Or, the Whale

      New York: Random House, 1930 Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. First edition. Publisher's black cloth boards, with lettering and whale illustrations stamped in metallic silver; in the original gray pictorial dust jacket, with the same whale illustrations to the front panel and spine in black and blue, lettered in black. Near fine, with some faint rubbing to the spine, former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper; unclipped dust jacket, with some rubbing to hinges and a few minor nicks to the corners, light toning to the spine, split to the lower half of the front flap fold, bright panels. Overall, a clean and unsophisticated copy of a title that is scarce in a presentable dust jacket. One of the great American novels, Moby Dick is narrated by Ishmael, a sailor on the Pequod. The ship is led by the tyrannical Captain Ahab who is consumed by his thirst for revenge on a ferocious sperm whale named Moby Dick. The novel employs a symbolic use of the color white - an expansion upon Melville's similar symbolism in his 1850 novel White-Jacket. Melville wrote Moby Dick as his friendship with fellow American Renaissance author Nathaniel Hawthorne was developing and dedicated the book to him. In 1926, prolific illustrator and artist Rockwell Kent was commissioned to illustrate Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s Two Years Before the Mast, but the artist declined, choosing instead to create illustrations for Moby Dick. Kent was given full artistic license, which he used to create a now iconic series of woodcut prints, including the matching covers and dust jacket. After critics rediscovered the text in the 1920s, Rockwell's illustrated edition helped accelerate the renewed appreciation of Moby Dick that helped establish it as a crowning achievement in American Romantic and Renaissance writing.. Illus. by Kent, Rockwell. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Anza's California Expeditions

      Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1930. First Editions. Octavo. In five volumes. An important history of California and Arizona as Anaza was the first to open a route across the Sierras and first to lead a colony overland to the North Pacific shores, much earlier than Fremont, Lewis and Clark, and others.[Howes 583, Monumental work contianing translations of the original MS. diaries of Anza, Dias, Garces, Font and Palou relating to the 1773 and 1774 expeditions and the founding of both Monterey and San Francisco.] All volumes bound in dark blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, two volumes retain their original dust jackets preserved beneath nicely done, home-made dust jackets(not facsimiles) Volume one has evidently been professionally rebacked, top edge of upper board has some abraision. A very good set.

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover Including My skirmish with Jolly Roger EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: S.n. [Edward Titus] Lecram Press, 1930. Fine. S.n. [Edward Titus] Lecram Press, Paris 1930, 15x19,5cm, broché. - Second edition authorized, partly original for plus a new introduction by Lawrence about pirated editions of this work. Bound in black half shagreen bands, smooth spine, gilt title, date, tail, top edge gilt, covers and spine preserved. Rare and beautiful copy. --- 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] Seconde édition autorisée, en partie originale car augmentée d'une nouvelle introduction de Lawrence au sujet des éditions pirates de cette oeuvre. Reliure en demi chagrin noir à bandes, dos lisse, titre doré, date en queue, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        60 Fotos/60 Photos/60 Photographies

      Berlin: Klinkhardt & Biermann,, 1930. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, titles to spine black and to front cover black and blue. With the red wraparound band. Spine ends a little worn, wrappers a little rubbed, internally fine; an excellent copy. First edition, first printing of Biermann's first and only book, which includes Franz Roh's important essay "The literary dispute about photography", and with the scarce wraparound band. Designed by Jan Tschichold and edited by Franz Roh, the book has text in English, French, and German.

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        ARCHIVE OF THE OPERATIC CAREER OF FRANK FOREST, MAINLY IN THE 1930s: Compiled by himself, a world-famous performer on stage, screen, and radio

      1930. Original archive. Good. This archive comprises five thick albums/scrap books of various sizes, six manila folders of professional photographs, a folder of publicity materials, and a few loose programmes. These are all arranged in rough chronological order, although the contents of the albums often overlap each other. Included are: myriad newspaper clippings re FF and his career in all three media; magazine articles; advertisements for FF's services and announcements of performances; original photographs (professionally taken and candid shots) of FF, sometimes in costume and in performance; many movie stills from FF's films, and professionally-taken "on set" shots; letters and telegrams; press releases; operatic and other performance programmes; record catalogs containing FF songs; invitations; publicity materials; contracts; and odds and ends. The condition of the five albums is spotty: some of the items inside are chipped or even tattered, many of them have come unglued, some (mostly articles received from a clipping service) are simply laid in. Some of the pages have hand-lettered labels, providing dates, names of people, and locations of events. Taken as a group, the materials in this archive provide a comprehensive picture of the life and career of a performer who was world-famous, especially in the 1930s and 40s, not only as an opera star, but also as a radio and movie star. ~~ The first album, containing most of the earliest material, has a padded, tattered floral cover, tied. Its 40 pages are 8 ½" x 11 ¼" and their contents cover the years 1930-1933, with some of the clippings written in Italian and some items simply laid in at the back. After a 9 ¼" x 6 ½" professional head shot of FF, the album starts with the 1930 material relating to FF's "debut" in March, singing baritone in Faenza, Italy, in "La Boheme". These items include congratulatory telegrams and letters (mostly from family members) housed in a glued-in envelope, news clippings (some from Minnesota papers, one of which refers to FF as "Edgar L. Hayek's brother"), a broadside (10" x 6 ½") announcing his debut performance, newspaper reviews, postcards showing the theater, etc. Also from 1930 are FF's contract dated 16 January, 1930 with a theater in Milan, pages of news clippings (reviews, etc.), a congratulatory note in May from Giuseppina Cavallero re his "splendid success", clippings of articles and reviews re other FF performances that Spring, and broadsides for "Pagliacci" (May 7) and "La Traviata" (Sept. 28). The year concludes with a professional head shot of FF and his note that in November, 1930, he entered a "New Era" changing "from baritone to tenor," and that he received his "first contract one year later as leading tenor at La Scala." From 1931 is a snapshot (5 ½" x 4") taken in Palermo of FF and Edith Mason ("the great soprano of the Chicago Opera and fine companion" who sang with FF in "Madame Butterfly" in 1932) and an article about La Scala's 1931-32 season. There are 10½ pages of news clippings from 1932, 2 pages of telegrams congratulating him on his being 'engaged for La Scala," a snapshot of labeled singers (5 men, 1 woman), a ¾-length professional shot of FF in uniform as Pinkerton labeled "Butterfly," and two ads for "Franco Foresta-Hayek" for May and June, 1932, in the classical music magazine Musical America (one with a head shot), and a large folded announcement of operas at Teatro Kursaal di Lugano in Sept.-Oct. Material from 1933--the year of FF's film debut in a British movie filmed in Venice-- includes two snapshots: "In our garden" with composer Richard Hageman and wife; and 13 photos taken in Venice during the making of the film "For Love of You" (some labeled on verso by Roberta's son); and 6½ pages of clippings and several invitations to dances, etc. hosted by political figures. There are also 3 snapshots of FF and people around a piano, stamped "Porter's Cleveland, Hollywood, CA" on verso, and several items in an envelope labeled Il Piccolo Teatrale (a publication) containing related items in Italian. ~~ The second album (12 ¼" x 9") labeled "News Cuttings" has 30 pages filled (some with folded larger items), and most concerned with 1933 events, notably FF's appearance in the British film "For Love of You". Items include: a 2½-page press release "How Franco Foresta Was Discovered," telling the story of the film's director and a studio executive hearing him singing on a gondola in Venice and tracking down the voice of this "dazzling new screen personality" to the Opera House; four large professional b/w photos (ca 9" x 6" or 7" x 5") identified in ink, of FF and various other stars of the movie on set in Venice; ca. 11 pages of news clips regarding the film and FF's discovery; several pages of reviews, including one with caricatures of the film's stars; 3-page and 2-page spreads (identical photos) about the film in an Italian magazine; a 17" x 22 ½" spread (folded) from The Daily Film Renter (Oct. 27, 1933) which is a poster for the film shown at London's Cambridge Theatre; a 17" x 10" collage of still photos from the film in the Supplement to Kinematograph Weekly (Nov. 2, 1933); a full-page two-tone photo of FF and co-star in "eastern" costume from London Life; and a loose clipping or two. ~~ The third & largest album (16" x 13") is bound in black and lacks the bottom fastener. Many, many items are laid into it (mostly newspaper clippings), some placed between pages, others at the rear. About 12 pages are occupied with material relating to 1933's "For Love of You", including several pages of reviews (some as early photocopies); a full-page ad for FF's record of the film's title song from Parlophone; five 8 x 10 glossy photos of movie scenes and of FF in costume. ("Exteriors made in Venice and the Lido, Italy--Interiors made at Elstree, England" says a note on one.) From 1935 are pages with reviews and articles about FF's role in "Dancing City" a musical play that was part of the Golden Jubilee celebration in London's Colosseum in June, along with 4 large b/w professional shots of FF and the cast (2 photos mounted on cardboard); and a 14" x 10¼" full-page announcement (with photo) re FF's notable success in his American debut as Faust with the Chicago Opera Company, along with two pages of news clips re that Company. Items from 1936 include newpaper and magazine clips, many about FF's appearance on August 18 at the Hollywood Bowl in a benefit performance for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Leopold Stokowski conducting; an announcement (12" x 9 ¾") re FF's availability for the 1936-37 season; The Big Broadcast of 1937 (filmed in 1936) section includes 8 professional photos from the film (ca. 8" x 10"), featuring FF and co-stars Shirley Ross, Ray Milland, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, etc. and includes a photograph of FF "making 'La Bamba' [a musical number] at Paramount, 2 A.M." There are three 8 x 10 stills from "Champagne Waltz" (1937), with Gladys Swarthout and FF; and 9 stills from I'll Take Romance (1937) with FF and Grace Moore, featuring the duo singing numbers from "Madame Butterfly." From April, 1938, is a 13 ½" x 9" cover of Musical Courier with large photo of FF, and one page of news clippings re FF's role on the radio show "Double or Nothing" dated March 29, 1941. Also present are three 10 ¼" x 8" shots of FF in the film "Take it Big" (one head shot, two full-body shots); and a 6-panel (8 ¾" x 5 ½") ad for "New Moon" (a Sigmund Romberg operetta) on Decca Records, featuring FF. ~~ The fourth album (14" x 11") contains 96 pages devoted to (as a title-page notes) "Articals [sic] of Opera-Operetta & Society, Films and Discks...." Although there are several magazine articles, invitations, a telegram, and a few letters, virtually all the contents of this album consists of newspaper clippings 1935-36, many provided by a clipping service, starting with articles on FF's Italian season and performances in Cairo and Alexandria, then his return to the U.S. and engagement with the Chicago City Opera Company in 1935 (including a TLS from Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly, thanking Frank for singing at his mother's funeral) and a group of articles on his role in the London Jubilee production "Dancing City". Items from 1936 include gossip columns, news and reviews of his Hollywood movies, his performance at the Hollywood Bowl benefit, and his radio work, including "Caravan." ~~ The fifth, smaller "Snap Shots" album (7 ¼" x 10 ¼"), bound in flexible boards, with lower left corner chipped, focuses mainly on the Hayek family, as well as FF's career in 1936-38, as well as wife Roberta's 1962 art exhibition (these items are laid in at rear). Some of the entries have come unglued, and a few pages are loose. The album's 50 or so filled pages open with 12 pages containing 45 snapshots of the Hayek family at home in Minnesota, a studio photo of FF's father, and a clipping from the St. Paul Pioneer Press (July 8, 1935) re FF's return to the States. There are also 2 pages of other local clips about FF's return, and a newspaper article on brother Edgar L. Hayek speaking at the Northwest Credit Conference (with photo) and a magazine article about him. The rest of the album features: newspaper clippings re FF's film debut, his appearances on the "Caravan" radio show, various 1936 engagements including the Hollywood Bowl performance, and FF and Roberta's participation in the "Festival Garden Party" in May, 1936; ads noting FF's availability for various seasons; a 2-page article on FF from Movie Classic for October, 1936; several headshot photos; an announcement for the Chicago City Opera Company; etc. At the back of the album is the material relating to Roberta's art show in 1962, including TLsS re her paintings from "Walter" [Toscanini] and Lauder Greenway of the Metropolitan Opera Board, + 10 notes (some handwritten, some typed) from others who bought paintings, + 7 items re the exhibition itself: handwritten list of paintings with prices, framing bill, etc. ~~ The Frank Forest archive also contains 6 folders of original professional photographs, some labeled on the versos with photographic studio stamps and/or handwritten descriptions of the photo locales. A folder labeled "Franco Radio" holds nine 8" x 10" glossies (some duplicates) and two smaller photos taken with FF at the microphone, etc. An unlabeled folder holds 6 glossies from the film "For Love of You". The large "Franco Portraits" folder holds about 80 professional photos, most 8" x 10", mostly from 1936-37. These publicity shots show FF in various film roles (including stills from the films), playing golf at Bel Air, playing tennis, posing with his dog Impy, singling at Camp Pendleton (1943), celebrating his 24h anniversary in 1951, posing with his wife and Henry Fonda, sitting with a group at a restaurant table, etc. The "Franco Listed" folder contains two 8" x 10" photos and one snapshot of FF and visitors to the set of "Champagne Waltz." The "Franco Opera" folder contains 8 photos of various sizes, including FF in "Dancing City", in the Bellini opera "Beatrice" in 1934, on the movie set in Venice in 1933, and 2 of tenor Charles Hackett. It also contains two real-photo postcards. The folder labeled "Franco Autographs-Opera" holds an inscribed photo-portrait of a male opera star in Bari in 1934 (11" x 7 ½"); a photo from Rome, 1934, inscribed by "Toti dal Monte"; an 8" x 10" childhood photo inscribed by Gene Lockhart; a stiff card from the Grand Hotel in Venice, signed by fellow cast members of "For Love of You" (Diana Napier, Arthur Riscoe, et al. 1933); and an oval photo mounted on a card inscribed in 1931 by Alessandro Bavasko. ~~ The manila folder (15" x 9") labeled "Franco-Publicity" includes a 5" x 8" ad for Feen-a-Mint with a head shot of FF, as "star of 'Double or Nothing"; an 8-page brochure from Parlophone Records (June, 1934), with a headshot of "Franco Foresta" and an ad inside for the "first record by the New Great Film Discovery" singing the title song from "For Love of You" and Ravini's "Serenade". A green folder labeled "Press Material" contains stencilled copies of FF's long and short biographies and various fill-in-the-blanks for use in press releases, tailored in various forms for music, woman's page, fashion, record and tv columnists; a TLS from Erich Simon, the European representative of NY's Metropolitan Opera, requesting Frank's press material and asking about audition dates (June, 1935); a 6-panel folding publicity release, very tattered at the top, (15" x 10") about the film "For Love of You" (1933), including photos, story summary, cast photos, and a brief biography of FF in his film debut; and several versions of movie posters and advertisements for the film. ~~ The archive also includes several larger, loose items: two copies (on stiff stock, 10" x 7 ½" with embossed insignia of the Lloyd Triestino shipping company) of a March 22, 1935 programme "Concert in honor of the commander of the ship 'Vienna'[of the Lloyd Triestino Company line] featuring members of the Lyric Company of the Royal Theater of Cairo" and including a song sung by FF. The programme is four pages long, with a watercolor illustration titled "A Tour of Capri" on the cover by illustrators (and shipboard decorators) Edina and Vittorio Accornero. ~~ Also present are two copies (stiff covers, tied with purple ribbon, 11 ¾" x 8 ½") of the November 3, 1933 programme at the London Hippodrome "Matinee in the Aid of 'The Friends of the Poor' under the immediate patronage of her Majesty the Queen...." A 16-page booklet inside the covers (11" x 8") describes the Friends of the Poor's aim to "help all Classes throughout the Kingdom, especially White Collar Brigade and the Sick of all ages...." It has a tear-off pledge sheet, as well as a programme of songs, comedy, dance, speeches, sketches, etc., with FF singing an aria from "La Boheme" and the title song from "For Love of You", + advertisements, lists of sponsors and committees, etc. The operatic tenor and movie and radio star Frank Forest (1896-1976) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, as Frank Hayek. His parents (one of Czech descent, the other British) were Emil and Mary (Binder) Hayek of St. Paul, and he was one of four brothers, including Edgar Hayek, later the mayor of Albert Lea, Minnesota. Frank and Edgar were part of the St. Paul Quartet (aka Saintly City Quartet), and they performed at many local churches and events. After studying agricultural engineering at U Minnesota, and being graduated from the School of Agriculture as valedictorian, Frank helped found the pharmaceutical firm White Laboratories (creator of "Feen-a-Mint" laxative gum, among other products). He remained a director of the Kenilworth, NJ, company for years, until it finally merged to become Schering Plough. Frank's heart, however, was always in his singing. He started studying bel canto singing in Italy. He married another opera hopeful, Roberta Faxon. Frank made his operatic debut in 1928 in the small town of Faenza after several years of performing throughout Italy, Egypt, and the Continent as "Franco Foresta" (the Italianized translation of his name). By 1931, Frank changed from singing baritone parts to singing tenor. He became a member of La Scala in 1932. and sang before kings and queens at special events, including a major role at the Bellini Centennial Festival in 1935. ~~ In 1933, still as "Franco Foresta," he played a starring role in the British film shot in Venice, "For Love of You." Frank was hailed as a major "discovery." He joined the Chicago City Opera Company in 1935, then was soon signed by Paramount Pictures, which also "loaned" him to Columbia Pictures. His breakthrough Hollywood role was playing an egotistical radio star in Paramount's "The Big Broadcast of 1937." Forest made three more films between 1937 and 1944, the most notable being "I'll Take Romance" in which he costarred with operatic luminary Grace Moore. A second career in radio was next, and he sang regularly on The Camel [cigarette] Caravan, a musical variety show that started in the 1930s. He then starred for 4 years on Double or Nothing, a highly popular quiz show. Frank later returned to his operatic roots and was known for his Wagnerian roles. At some point, he also became a managing director of opera at Carnegie Hall. In 1955, Frank started working on the creation of an Empire State Festival, bringing opera to non-Manhattan New York venues, an annual event that lasted through 1961.

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        Atget Photographe de Paris

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1930. Previous owner's name and unobtrusive gift inscription penned on the first front endpaper, pages a tad browned, else near fine in gilt-stamped boards, very lightly dulled at the spine (as usual). Housed in a custom clamshell box.. First Edition. Quarto. This is the first and best monograph on Atget, published on the occasion of the photographer's solo exhibition at Weyhe Gallery in New York, organized by Berenice Abbott, who met Atget in 1926 and spent the better part of forty years shepherding his archive, and ensuring he received the wide audience he deserved. One of the consensus highlights of 20th century photo literature, and the template from which all great Paris photobooks have come. (Parr / Badger, v1, 127; Roth 60-61; Open Book 90-91; Auer 154).

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        La peinture au défi EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Galerie Goemans, 1930. Fine. Galerie Goemans, Paris 1930, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 1000 copies on Alfa paper, only 5 draw with Japan and Holland paper 15. Illustrated book of 23 reproductions of glued paper and collages by Arp, Braque, Dali, Derain, Duchamp, Ernst, Magritte, Picabia, Miro, Man Ray, Picasso ... back slightly past as often beautiful interior state. Rare. --- 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 originale, un des 1000 ex sur alfa, seul tirage avec 5 Japon et 15 Hollande. Ouvrage illustré de 23 reproductions de papiers collés et collages par Arp, Braque, Dali, Derain, Duchamp, Ernst, Magritte, Picabia, Miro, Man-Ray, Picasso... Dos légèrement passé comme souvent, bel état intérieur. Rare.

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        Sérénade [no. 1] pour Violon, Violoncelle et Piano [Score]. Autograph musical manuscript signed in full

      1930. Folio (356 x 271 mm). Unbound; 8 bifolia. 1-9 (I. Introduction et Allegro), [i] (blank), 10-14 (II. Canzone), [i] (blank), 15-26 (III. Scherzo), [iv] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on three different types of pre-printed music paper: first movement on 24-staff paper with narrow staves; second movement on 24-staff paper with wider staves; third movement on 18-staff paper. Numbers of second and third movement written over earlier, illegible numbers. Second movement originally titled "Andantino"; title crossed out and replaced in pencil with "Canzone"; "Andantino" added as tempo above first measure. Occasional autograph corrections in pencil to all movements; third movement with substantive cut in pencil from pp. 22 to 23. Directives for engraver in pencil, most probably autograph. Pagination from p. 9 in pencil, possibly in a different hand. Engraver's markup in pencil; publisher's number "A.L. 17779" in red ink to foot of all pages of music. Handstamps to foot of first page: "Paris, Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicales 635 rue St-Honoré (près l'Avenue de l'Opéra)" to left; "Copyright by Alphonse Leduc et Cie 19[30]" to center; "Tous droits d'exécution de reproduction de transcription et d'adaptation réservés pour tous pays" to right. The "30" in the year is written in the same red ink as the publisher's numbers. Note "200 ex. [copies] 26 9/30" in same red ink between left and central handstamp. Slightly worn and soiled; minor fraying to edges. . The present manuscript was used by the engraver for the first (and only) edition of the work, published by Alphonse Leduc, Paris, in 1930 with the plate number A.L. 17779. Tansman composed the work in 1928. Trio Filomusi premiered it at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Bruxelles on November 7, 1929. After Tansman composed another serenade - for violin, viola, and violoncello - in 1938, the present work was listed as "Serenade no. 1." "... Tansman was a French composer and pianist of Polish birth... Disappointed with his reception in Poland, he moved to Paris, giving a début recital in February 1920. Soon after his arrival, he became friendly with Stravinsky and Ravel, both of whom encouraged and advised him... Acquainted with many leading musical figures in Paris during these years, Tansman was part of the circle of foreign musicians, known as the Ecole de Paris, that included Martin , Alexander Tcherepnin, Conrad Beck and Marcel Mihalovici. While his music retained many distinctively Polish features, such as Mazurka rhythms and Polish folk melodies, and while he wrote collections of Polonaises, Nocturnes, Impromptus, Waltzes and other Chopinesque miniatures, neo-classical traits appear in works [from about 1925]... Although he never completely abandoned a diatonic framework, critics of the 1920s and 30s described his harmony at times as Scriabinesque and atonal... Tansman was quick to achieve international success... He settled in Los Angeles in 1941 where he became acquainted with Schoenberg, renewed friendships with other European émigrés, including Milhaud and Stravinsky, and composed a number of film scores. He returned to Paris in 1946." Caroline Rae in Grove Music Online.

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        THE YELLOW KNIGHT OF OZ

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee. 1930. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. .

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        [Photo Album]: Family Album including Photographs of a Free French Children's Nursery in England

      England. 1930s. Oblong quarto. Measuring 9.5" x 12.5". String-tied cardboard photo album. A collection of 170 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs, measuring between 1.5" x 1.5" and 6" x 8", affixed to stiff gray paper with some captions. The photographs are near fine with occasional creasing in a very good photo album with edgewear and lacking the cloth over the boards. A photo album assembled by Clara R. Wells, an English nurse, between the mid-1930s until 1945. The beginning of the album is of Wells's home life living near Ascot, England, including her two infant children and various get-togethers, parties, and weddings with friends and family throughout the 1930s. The last few pages begin in the early 1940s, and continue well into World War II. During this time Wells was a nurse working at the Free French Nursery in Ascot, roughly 25 photographs show the nursery. Wells was part of the AVF, (Amis des Volontaires Francais -- Friends of the French Volunteers), which was established after the French defeat and occupation by Germany in 1940. According to Nicholas Atkin, "the AVF aimed to establish a link between organizations and individuals who wished to extend moral and material aid to the French Volunteers and also assisted French Forces fighting for the Allied cause. The latter would include setting up of canteens, hostel facilities and clubs for French troops and French civilian evacuees in Britain." For her part Wells volunteered as a nurse for the children of the French Volunteers who were sent to England. She cared for the children, threw them parties, and attempted to keep their spirits up and them safe until their parents could return. Among the images captures is a young nurse with a group of children and a pony in and around the grounds of the hospital, as well as a group photo from story time and another of children, a clown, and some soldiers from a "Canadian party." Also included are magazine clippings about the nursery, Wells's employment registration form, her nurse's diploma, a letter from the Nation Society of Children's Nurseries, and two letters from a head nurse at another AVF operation asking her to come back because Wells is more experienced than the nurses currently on duty. In the letter dated November 3, 1943 she writes: "I simply must have a night nurse; the staff here is too inexperienced to be taking night duty in turn... we are having six babies in Christmas time... I would love to have you back." A magazine clipping, with pictures taken from Wells's photography, is captioned, "young sons and daughters of parents serving in the French forces at the French war-time nursery in the home countries." Due to internal conflicts between the British and the French the AVF dissolved shortly before the war's end.A modest but interesting collection from a little-know branch of World War II volunteer service that is often overlooked. .

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        Modern highway design versus continued improvement of the carriage road to meet the demands of modern high-speed motor traffic as told in pictures

      Trenton (?): New Jersey Highway Department. n.d. [ca. early 1930s]. "Oblong 4to (approx. 11 x 14""), 28 leaves of photostats showing the value of constructing divided highways based on rather charming drawings of traffic and dangerous road situations, and the improvements in safety made possible by landfill, vegetation, and physical barriers. In 1930 only Rhode Island and the District of Columbia had hifgher population densities, and a part of rapidly growing New York City suburban area, New Jersey found itself at the forefront of traffic mamagement. While the innovations suggested in this book seem obvious to us today, at the time they were of real concern to highway departments across the country. OCLC locates two copies (Harvard and New Jersey State Library), although the dimensions given for those copies are considerably smaller than the present copy. "

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        Die Wohnung für das Existenzminimum

      Francfort, Englert & Schlooser 1930 - Frankfort, Englert & Schlooser, 1930. En torno a 200 páginas. 24,5 x 18 cm. Documento extremamente raro relacionado con la CIAM, congreso de arquitectura moderna que se celebraba en Suiza, bajo los auspicios de Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Sigfrid Gideon entre otros. En Ingles, Francés y Alemán. Muy rara y buscada. Muy buen estado [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Ballad of Reading Gaol.

      Dutton, New York 1930 - Black and white frontispiece, numerous illustrations by John Vassos. 124pp., slim 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 grey crushed morocco, marbled boards, t.e.g. New York: Dutton, 1930. A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANDY BLAKE AND THE POT OF GOLD By EDWARDS, LEO , SIGNED, Dated 1930 & Inscribed By Author Who States That John Foley's Poem Appears in Book

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1930. HARDBACK NODustJacket,, 1930, 1st Edition, 1st printing, VG+/VG, AS-IS, NOJACKET, Pretext & ADS in Back Lists thru this Title, THICK Red Cloth lettered in Yellow Outlined in Black, 228 pgs + ADS ending with Roy Blakeley Wild Goose, Cloth Cover light Rub, Wear, Interior Nice tight Clean Light FoX, Wear, The inscription is to a young reader and contributor to the "Our Chatterbox" section preceding the story. This is a 12 page section, paginated in Roman numerals, of contributions from readers and a bit of chat from the author. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Bayreuth, 18. IX. 1930. - 1½ SS. Gr.-4to. An einen Professor: "[.] Ihr Vertrauen, Ihr Hoffen und Glauben haben mir sehr gut getan - aber sollte selbst ich versagen, die Idee Bayreuth ist so unsterblich, dass es auch ohne mich siegreich fortbestehen würde. Meine Aufgabe steht gross, ernst uns schwer vor mir - Siegfried hat das Vertrauen zu mir gehabt, dass ich das Erbe rein und unberührt in die Hände seiner Kinder legen werde - Gott gebe mir die Kraft, dieses Vertrauen zu rechtfertigen [.]". - Mit einigen kleinen Papierdurchbrüchen.

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        Madman's Drum

      New York, NY: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/fair. This is the original first edition/first printing of the novel in woodcut by Lynd Ward (1905-1985). Ward's series of novels in woodcuts, of which this is the second, are now in the canon of the Library of America as a two-volume boxed set. Among those inspired by Ward's wordless novels in pictures was Allen Ginsberg, & Ward illustrated a section of Ginsberg's Howl for a broadside in 1978. This copy of Madman's Drum is signed by the author/artist on the half-title page. A classic, highly influential work by the great American storyteller-in-pictures. Book in near-fine condition with only very light wear to edges & corners of pictorial boards & cloth spine; fading black dye, mild rubbing of trimmed upper edge of text block; browning of other, untrimmed edges; interior very fine except for light browning around edges of page leaves; gift inscription to previous owner in black ink dated January, 1964 on first blank browned-white page; minor rubbing to black front & rear endpapers. Unrestored dust jacket in fair condition, though relatively good for such a vintage, fragile item: Browning, rubbing & moderate soiling of front, back covers & spine; wear & light chipping along all edges & corners; one short closed vertical tear & creases along upper edge of front cover; upper & lower edges of spine chipped with minor loss; closed vertical tear of approx. 2" along upper right edge of spine; short tears along upper & lower edges & corners of back cover, mostly closed or with very minor loss; creasing at same. Signed by Lynd Ward.

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        Autograph letter on a postal card signed in full to composer and musicologist Egon Wellesz

      1 page, ca. 85 x 135 mm. Postmarked Aachen, February [1]5, 1930. In blue ink. With a photograph of the Stadttheater in Aachen to verso. In German (with translation). Berg thanks Wellesz and his wife for their congratulations. "Many thanks for your and your wife's congratulations. I hope to see you again soon!" Very slightly soiled. . Premièred at the Berlin Staatsoper on December 14, 1925, Berg's Wozzeck was not produced again in German until March 5, 1929 in Oldenburg. This extremely successful production, which was mounted after just thirty-two rehearsals, proved that provincial opera houses could, indeed, take on such an "unplayable" work. Between December 1929 and December 1930, seven other German opera houses staged Wozzeck. The well-wishes of Wellesz and his wife, to which Berg refers in this letter, were probably intended for the Aachen production, which was to occur on February 21, 1930. Egon Wellesz (1885-1974) was an Austrian composer, musicologist, and teacher. "His importance as a composer rests chiefly on his stage works and symphonies. While his creative career was divided between Vienna and Oxford, his musical style was unpredictable, showing his affection for beautiful melody often with wide leaps and angular in profile. As a musicologist, he did pioneer work on Byzantine chant." Caroline Cepin Benser in Grove Music Online.

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        Jewelery Design Book from T&J Perry Jewellers London

      NP, London 1930 - Folio. Unpaginated. [118] leaves. Original 3/4 brown morocco over decorative cloth. This unique album contains 253 pieces of mounted cardboards onto bound-in cream leaves, with hand-painted or drawn designs for a variety of fine jewelry manufactured by T&J Perry Jewellers located at 224 Regent Street, in London. The splendid pieces of jewelery includes rings, brooches, earrings, cuff-links, bracelets, necklaces, stick-pins, buckles, tie bars with heraldic crests, and many more. The designs are particularily beautiful and most exquisitely rendered on colored card (grey, white, green and red), in full color, with gilt and silver highlights, both flat and raised. The pieces of cardboards have all different sizes, ranging from 1/2 x 1" to 8 1/4 x 6 1/4". Includes five original b/w photographs of which two feature silver chests on legs (8 x 6"), one is a striking woman's watch with precious stones (5 1/4 x 2"), one shows 18 different cuff-links (5 1/4 x 3 1/2") and the last one depicts a young man wearing an elegant tuxedo and a top hat. The young man's identity is unknown, but must be somewhat related to T&J Perry Jewellers. Laid in is an envelope from Bangerter & Silvester - The Pearl Stringers, Conduit Street, London W1. Heavy rubbing along edges of binding. Spine and joint fully taped. Hinges starting. One colored card detached, but present. Sporadic creasing along paper margin (not affecting cards). Binding in overall poor to fair, interior in good, cards and photographs in near fine to fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original 1930s Photographs

      Moscow: s.n., ca. 1930. Preserved in a fitted cloth case. All images in beautiful condition, except one which is lightly trimmed at the edges.. A collection of thirty (30) actual photographs of Moscow. A collection of thirty photographs of Moscow in the late 1930s, at the time of the first Five Year Plan. These are actual photographic prints on photograph paper, NOT printed reproductions on paper. Each measuring approx 5 1/2 x 4 inches, most with short captions in Russian. A wonderful series of vibrant images of Moscow at mid-station between its Imperial past, and the sterile topography of the post-Stalin period. All images in beautiful condition, except one which is lightly trimmed at the edges.

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        ARCHIVE OF THE OPERATIC CAREER OF FRANK FOREST, MAINLY IN THE 1930s: Compiled by himself, a world-famous performer on stage, screen, and radio

      1930. Original archive. Good. This archive comprises five thick albums/scrap books of various sizes, six manila folders of professional photographs, a folder of publicity materials, and a few loose programmes. These are all arranged in rough chronological order, although the contents of the albums often overlap each other. Included are: myriad newspaper clippings re FF and his career in all three media; magazine articles; advertisements for FF's services and announcements of performances; original photographs (professionally taken and candid shots) of FF, sometimes in costume and in performance; many movie stills from FF's films, and professionally-taken "on set" shots; letters and telegrams; press releases; operatic and other performance programmes; record catalogs containing FF songs; invitations; publicity materials; contracts; and odds and ends. The condition of the five albums is spotty: some of the items inside are chipped or even tattered, many of them have come unglued, some (mostly articles received from a clipping service) are simply laid in. Some of the pages have hand-lettered labels, providing dates, names of people, and locations of events. Taken as a group, the materials in this archive provide a comprehensive picture of the life and career of a performer who was world-famous, especially in the 1930s and 40s, not only as an opera star, but also as a radio and movie star. ~~ The first album, containing most of the earliest material, has a padded, tattered floral cover, tied. Its 40 pages are 8 ½" x 11 ¼" and their contents cover the years 1930-1933, with some of the clippings written in Italian and some items simply laid in at the back. After a 9 ¼" x 6 ½" professional head shot of FF, the album starts with the 1930 material relating to FF's "debut" in March, singing baritone in Faenza, Italy, in "La Boheme". These items include congratulatory telegrams and letters (mostly from family members) housed in a glued-in envelope, news clippings (some from Minnesota papers, one of which refers to FF as "Edgar L. Hayek's brother"), a broadside (10" x 6 ½") announcing his debut performance, newspaper reviews, postcards showing the theater, etc. Also from 1930 are FF's contract dated 16 January, 1930 with a theater in Milan, pages of news clippings (reviews, etc.), a congratulatory note in May from Giuseppina Cavallero re his "splendid success", clippings of articles and reviews re other FF performances that Spring, and broadsides for "Pagliacci" (May 7) and "La Traviata" (Sept. 28). The year concludes with a professional head shot of FF and his note that in November, 1930, he entered a "New Era" changing "from baritone to tenor," and that he received his "first contract one year later as leading tenor at La Scala." From 1931 is a snapshot (5 ½" x 4") taken in Palermo of FF and Edith Mason ("the great soprano of the Chicago Opera and fine companion" who sang with FF in "Madame Butterfly" in 1932) and an article about La Scala's 1931-32 season. There are 10½ pages of news clippings from 1932, 2 pages of telegrams congratulating him on his being 'engaged for La Scala," a snapshot of labeled singers (5 men, 1 woman), a ¾-length professional shot of FF in uniform as Pinkerton labeled "Butterfly," and two ads for "Franco Foresta-Hayek" for May and June, 1932, in the classical music magazine Musical America (one with a head shot), and a large folded announcement of operas at Teatro Kursaal di Lugano in Sept.-Oct. Material from 1933--the year of FF's film debut in a British movie filmed in Venice-- includes two snapshots: "In our garden" with composer Richard Hageman and wife; and 13 photos taken in Venice during the making of the film "For Love of You" (some labeled on verso by Roberta's son); and 6½ pages of clippings and several invitations to dances, etc. hosted by political figures. There are also 3 snapshots of FF and people around a piano, stamped "Porter's Cleveland, Hollywood, CA" on verso, and several items in an envelope labeled Il Piccolo Teatrale (a publication) containing related items in Italian. ~~ The second album (12 ¼" x 9") labeled "News Cuttings" has 30 pages filled (some with folded larger items), and most concerned with 1933 events, notably FF's appearance in the British film "For Love of You". Items include: a 2½-page press release "How Franco Foresta Was Discovered," telling the story of the film's director and a studio executive hearing him singing on a gondola in Venice and tracking down the voice of this "dazzling new screen personality" to the Opera House; four large professional b/w photos (ca 9" x 6" or 7" x 5") identified in ink, of FF and various other stars of the movie on set in Venice; ca. 11 pages of news clips regarding the film and FF's discovery; several pages of reviews, including one with caricatures of the film's stars; 3-page and 2-page spreads (identical photos) about the film in an Italian magazine; a 17" x 22 ½" spread (folded) from The Daily Film Renter (Oct. 27, 1933) which is a poster for the film shown at London's Cambridge Theatre; a 17" x 10" collage of still photos from the film in the Supplement to Kinematograph Weekly (Nov. 2, 1933); a full-page two-tone photo of FF and co-star in "eastern" costume from London Life; and a loose clipping or two. ~~ The third & largest album (16" x 13") is bound in black and lacks the bottom fastener. Many, many items are laid into it (mostly newspaper clippings), some placed between pages, others at the rear. About 12 pages are occupied with material relating to 1933's "For Love of You", including several pages of reviews (some as early photocopies); a full-page ad for FF's record of the film's title song from Parlophone; five 8 x 10 glossy photos of movie scenes and of FF in costume. ("Exteriors made in Venice and the Lido, Italy--Interiors made at Elstree, England" says a note on one.) From 1935 are pages with reviews and articles about FF's role in "Dancing City" a musical play that was part of the Golden Jubilee celebration in London's Colosseum in June, along with 4 large b/w professional shots of FF and the cast (2 photos mounted on cardboard); and a 14" x 10¼" full-page announcement (with photo) re FF's notable success in his American debut as Faust with the Chicago Opera Company, along with two pages of news clips re that Company. Items from 1936 include newpaper and magazine clips, many about FF's appearance on August 18 at the Hollywood Bowl in a benefit performance for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Leopold Stokowski conducting; an announcement (12" x 9 ¾") re FF's availability for the 1936-37 season; The Big Broadcast of 1937 (filmed in 1936) section includes 8 professional photos from the film (ca. 8" x 10"), featuring FF and co-stars Shirley Ross, Ray Milland, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, etc. and includes a photograph of FF "making 'La Bamba' [a musical number] at Paramount, 2 A.M." There are three 8 x 10 stills from "Champagne Waltz" (1937), with Gladys Swarthout and FF; and 9 stills from I'll Take Romance (1937) with FF and Grace Moore, featuring the duo singing numbers from "Madame Butterfly." From April, 1938, is a 13 ½" x 9" cover of Musical Courier with large photo of FF, and one page of news clippings re FF's role on the radio show "Double or Nothing" dated March 29, 1941. Also present are three 10 ¼" x 8" shots of FF in the film "Take it Big" (one head shot, two full-body shots); and a 6-panel (8 ¾" x 5 ½") ad for "New Moon" (a Sigmund Romberg operetta) on Decca Records, featuring FF. ~~ The fourth album (14" x 11") contains 96 pages devoted to (as a title-page notes) "Articals [sic] of Opera-Operetta & Society, Films and Discks…." Although there are several magazine articles, invitations, a telegram, and a few letters, virtually all the contents of this album consists of newspaper clippings 1935-36, many provided by a clipping service, starting with articles on FF's Italian season and performances in Cairo and Alexandria, then his return to the U.S. and engagement with the Chicago City Opera Company in 1935 (including a TLS from Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly, thanking Frank for singing at his mother's funeral) and a group of articles on his role in the London Jubilee production "Dancing City". Items from 1936 include gossip columns, news and reviews of his Hollywood movies, his performance at the Hollywood Bowl benefit, and his radio work, including "Caravan." ~~ The fifth, smaller "Snap Shots" album (7 ¼" x 10 ¼"), bound in flexible boards, with lower left corner chipped, focuses mainly on the Hayek family, as well as FF's career in 1936-38, as well as wife Roberta's 1962 art exhibition (these items are laid in at rear). Some of the entries have come unglued, and a few pages are loose. The album's 50 or so filled pages open with 12 pages containing 45 snapshots of the Hayek family at home in Minnesota, a studio photo of FF's father, and a clipping from the St. Paul Pioneer Press (July 8, 1935) re FF's return to the States. There are also 2 pages of other local clips about FF's return, and a newspaper article on brother Edgar L. Hayek speaking at the Northwest Credit Conference (with photo) and a magazine article about him. The rest of the album features: newspaper clippings re FF's film debut, his appearances on the "Caravan" radio show, various 1936 engagements including the Hollywood Bowl performance, and FF and Roberta's participation in the "Festival Garden Party" in May, 1936; ads noting FF's availability for various seasons; a 2-page article on FF from Movie Classic for October, 1936; several headshot photos; an announcement for the Chicago City Opera Company; etc. At the back of the album is the material relating to Roberta's art show in 1962, including TLsS re her paintings from "Walter" [Toscanini] and Lauder Greenway of the Metropolitan Opera Board, + 10 notes (some handwritten, some typed) from others who bought paintings, + 7 items re the exhibition itself: handwritten list of paintings with prices, framing bill, etc. ~~ The Frank Forest archive also contains 6 folders of original professional photographs, some labeled on the versos with photographic studio stamps and/or handwritten descriptions of the photo locales. A folder labeled "Franco Radio" holds nine 8" x 10" glossies (some duplicates) and two smaller photos taken with FF at the microphone, etc. An unlabeled folder holds 6 glossies from the film "For Love of You". The large "Franco Portraits" folder holds about 80 professional photos, most 8" x 10", mostly from 1936-37. These publicity shots show FF in various film roles (including stills from the films), playing golf at Bel Air, playing tennis, posing with his dog Impy, singling at Camp Pendleton (1943), celebrating his 24h anniversary in 1951, posing with his wife and Henry Fonda, sitting with a group at a restaurant table, etc. The "Franco Listed" folder contains two 8" x 10" photos and one snapshot of FF and visitors to the set of "Champagne Waltz." The "Franco Opera" folder contains 8 photos of various sizes, including FF in "Dancing City", in the Bellini opera "Beatrice" in 1934, on the movie set in Venice in 1933, and 2 of tenor Charles Hackett. It also contains two real-photo postcards. The folder labeled "Franco Autographs-Opera" holds an inscribed photo-portrait of a male opera star in Bari in 1934 (11" x 7 ½"); a photo from Rome, 1934, inscribed by "Toti dal Monte"; an 8" x 10" childhood photo inscribed by Gene Lockhart; a stiff card from the Grand Hotel in Venice, signed by fellow cast members of "For Love of You" (Diana Napier, Arthur Riscoe, et al. 1933); and an oval photo mounted on a card inscribed in 1931 by Alessandro Bavasko. ~~ The manila folder (15" x 9") labeled "Franco-Publicity" includes a 5" x 8" ad for Feen-a-Mint with a head shot of FF, as "star of 'Double or Nothing"; an 8-page brochure from Parlophone Records (June, 1934), with a headshot of "Franco Foresta" and an ad inside for the "first record by the New Great Film Discovery" singing the title song from "For Love of You" and Ravini's "Serenade". A green folder labeled "Press Material" contains stencilled copies of FF's long and short biographies and various fill-in-the-blanks for use in press releases, tailored in various forms for music, woman's page, fashion, record and tv columnists; a TLS from Erich Simon, the European representative of NY's Metropolitan Opera, requesting Frank's press material and asking about audition dates (June, 1935); a 6-panel folding publicity release, very tattered at the top, (15" x 10") about the film "For Love of You" (1933), including photos, story summary, cast photos, and a brief biography of FF in his film debut; and several versions of movie posters and advertisements for the film. ~~ The archive also includes several larger, loose items: two copies (on stiff stock, 10" x 7 ½" with embossed insignia of the Lloyd Triestino shipping company) of a March 22, 1935 programme "Concert in honor of the commander of the ship 'Vienna'[of the Lloyd Triestino Company line] featuring members of the Lyric Company of the Royal Theater of Cairo" and including a song sung by FF. The programme is four pages long, with a watercolor illustration titled "A Tour of Capri" on the cover by illustrators (and shipboard decorators) Edina and Vittorio Accornero. ~~ Also present are two copies (stiff covers, tied with purple ribbon, 11 ¾" x 8 ½") of the November 3, 1933 programme at the London Hippodrome "Matinee in the Aid of 'The Friends of the Poor' under the immediate patronage of her Majesty the Queen…." A 16-page booklet inside the covers (11" x 8") describes the Friends of the Poor's aim to "help all Classes throughout the Kingdom, especially White Collar Brigade and the Sick of all ages…." It has a tear-off pledge sheet, as well as a programme of songs, comedy, dance, speeches, sketches, etc., with FF singing an aria from "La Boheme" and the title song from "For Love of You", + advertisements, lists of sponsors and committees, etc. The operatic tenor and movie and radio star Frank Forest (1896-1976) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, as Frank Hayek. His parents (one of Czech descent, the other British) were Emil and Mary (Binder) Hayek of St. Paul, and he was one of four brothers, including Edgar Hayek, later the mayor of Albert Lea, Minnesota. Frank and Edgar were part of the St. Paul Quartet (aka Saintly City Quartet), and they performed at many local churches and events. After studying agricultural engineering at U Minnesota, and being graduated from the School of Agriculture as valedictorian, Frank helped found the pharmaceutical firm White Laboratories (creator of "Feen-a-Mint" laxative gum, among other products). He remained a director of the Kenilworth, NJ, company for years, until it finally merged to become Schering Plough. Frank's heart, however, was always in his singing. He started studying bel canto singing in Italy. He married another opera hopeful, Roberta Faxon. Frank made his operatic debut in 1928 in the small town of Faenza after several years of performing throughout Italy, Egypt, and the Continent as "Franco Foresta" (the Italianized translation of his name). By 1931, Frank changed from singing baritone parts to singing tenor. He became a member of La Scala in 1932. and sang before kings and queens at special events, including a major role at the Bellini Centennial Festival in 1935. ~~ In 1933, still as "Franco Foresta," he played a starring role in the British film shot in Venice, "For Love of You." Frank was hailed as a major "discovery." He joined the Chicago City Opera Company in 1935, then was soon signed by Paramount Pictures, which also "loaned" him to Columbia Pictures. His breakthrough Hollywood role was playing an egotistical radio star in Paramount's "The Big Broadcast of 1937." Forest made three more films between 1937 and 1944, the most notable being "I'll Take Romance" in which he costarred with operatic luminary Grace Moore. A second career in radio was next, and he sang regularly on The Camel [cigarette] Caravan, a musical variety show that started in the 1930s. He then starred for 4 years on Double or Nothing, a highly popular quiz show. Frank later returned to his operatic roots and was known for his Wagnerian roles. At some point, he also became a managing director of opera at Carnegie Hall. In 1955, Frank started working on the creation of an Empire State Festival, bringing opera to non-Manhattan New York venues, an annual event that lasted through 1961.

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        The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1930. Octavo. Recent dark blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial boards. The occasional minor blemish otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Cynics. A novel. Translated from the Russian by Valdemar D. Bell and Louis Coleman

      NY: Albert & Charles Boni 1930 - first American edition; 238 pp., original purple cloth (hardcover), very good in a fair, albeit scarce, dust jacket. Photos available upon request.

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        Framed Inscribed Photograph

      1930 - 9.75 x 7.75-inch black-and-white photo of Brice seated with her arms folded, staring warmly at the camera -- no place, no date, circa 1930. Inscribed with excellent contrast in the upper right corner: "To my dear Pal Belle with love Fannie." Matted in light gray and set in a silver frame measuring 15.25 x 13.5 inches. Near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        10 légendes en marge du livre Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Creuzevault frères, 1930. Fine. Creuzevault frères, Paris 1930, 20,5x27,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition illustrated with original etchings in color and Inserts Jean Bruller, one of 50 numbered copies on Imperial Japan, pulling tête.Ouvrage illustrated with 11 original etchings, 1 frontispiece, 10 initials and 10 culs- original lamp from John Bruller.Notre copy, like all copies of the leading copy, is full of his suite in the first state, in his suite in black and an original drawing by Jean Bruller.En Furthermore, it joined an etching refused triple état.Quatre small dumps adhesive paper heads and feet of the guards, otherwise very good exemplaire.Rare. --- 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 d'eaux-fortes originales en couleurs et hors-texte de Jean Bruller, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré de 11 eaux-fortes originales dont 1 frontispice, de 10 lettrines et 10 culs-de-lampe originaux de Jean Bruller. Notre exemplaire, à l'instar de tous les exemplaires du tirage de tête, est bien complet de sa suite en premier état, de sa suite en noir et d'un dessin original de Jean Bruller. En outre, il est joint une eau-forte refusée en triple état. Quatre petites décharges de papier adhésif en têtes et en pieds des gardes, sinon très bel exemplaire. Rare.

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        Physiologie du goût

      1930. broché. Bon état. Editions d?'art Piazza, Paris, 1930. 2 volumes en feuilles in/4 brochés sous chemise et étui, couvertures imprimées, illustrations en noir et en couleur : 101 eaux-fortes originales, T. I : 201 pp. ; T. II : 211 p. Les pièces de titre comportent par erreur le même I. Exemplaire numéroté sur vélin à la forme Blanchet frères et Kléber contenant tirée sur vélin mince, une suite en noir de 99 planches. Monod 1964.

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        Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften

      Berlin & Lausanne: Ernst Rowohlt Verlag; Imprimerie Centrale,, 1930?-43. Roman. 3 volumes, octavo. First volume in original grey paper wrappers printed in brown and orange with the titles elegantly integrated into a Constructivist design by Emil Rudolf Weiss, second and third volumes in original green cloth with black and brown morocco labels to spines. Portrait frontispiece and two other black and white plates to third volume. Wrappers slightly chipped at corners, backstrip with a few creases and short split at tail; Volume 3 with tiny chip to one of the spine labels and contents lightly toned as a result of being printed on inferior paper stock. An excellent set with overall bright contents. First editions, first impressions, of the author's unfinished masterpiece. Wrappered issue of first volume. The third volume is made up of galley chapters and drafts, which were published posthumously in Switzerland where Musil and his Jewish wife Martha had lived in exile since 1938. Scarce in such fresh condition and with the usually missing third volume.

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        Une aventure amoureuse de monsieur de Tourville vice-amiral et maréchal de EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Flammarion, 1930. Fine. Flammarion, Paris 1930, 27x33cm, 1 volume broché et 1 en feuilles sous chemise. - First edition illustrated with 40 original lithographs including 10 hors-texte color Fouqueray Charles, one of 15 numbered copies on Imperial Japan, deluxe edition after 5 old Japan. Our copy is complete, as it is stated in the justification of the draw for copies on Imperial Japan, a suite decomposed tints and a full suite of 10 color inset and a suite in black for 30 lithographs in-text. Nice copy. --- 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 originale illustrée de 40 lithographies originales dont 12 hors-texte en couleurs de Charles Fouqueray, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête après 5 vieux Japon. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage pour les exemplaires sur Japon impérial, d'une suite décomposée des teintes et d'une suite complète en couleurs pour les 12 hors-texte et une suite en noir pour les 28 lithographies in-texte. Enfin notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une suite décomposée des teintes et d'une suite en couleurs d'une planche refusée. Agréable exemplaire.  

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        The principles of quantum mechanics Signed by Dirac; David Dennison's copy

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1930. Signed by Dirac Dirac, Paul A. M. (1902-84). The principles of quantum mechanics. x, 257, [1]pp. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1930. 237 x 155 mm. Original cloth, spine a bit rubbed and faded. Small marginal tears and creasing in lower corners of pp. 19-30, otherwise very good. Signed by Dirac (?P. A. M. Dirac?) on front flyleaf; ink correction probably his to a formula on p. 43. From the library of American quantum physicist David Dennison (1900-1976), with his signature, dated Oct. 7, 1930, on the front pastedown. First Edition of the most famous book on quantum mechanics. This is the only copy of the first edition signed by Dirac that we have seen on the market in 50 years of trading. Dirac?s work contained ?the first complete exposition of the general formalism of quantum mechanics, presented in a logically consistent and axiomatic fashion? (Jammer, Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics, p. 366). ?Except for Darwin?s Origin of Species, no book since Newton?s Principia explained so much of so wide a realm of nature. It is difficult to think of another physics text that conveys more effectively the power of a simple, logical presentation. Probably no other book has ever given its readers a greater appreciation of the aesthetic dimension of theoretical physics? (Schweber, QED and the Men who Made It, p. 573). ?Present expositions of quantum mechanics largely rely on [Dirac?s] masterpiece The Principles of Quantum Mechanics? (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). This copy belonged to David Dennison, an American physicist who received his doctorate in 1924 and spent three years in Europe doing postdoctoral research under Bohr, Sommerfeld and Schroedinger. At this time the new quantum mechanics was emerging and Dennison had the opportunity to engage with the physicists involved in its creation, including Dirac, Heisenberg, Pauli, Kramers, etc. During this period Dennison came up with the solution to one of the major puzzles in quantum physics, the problem of the specific heat of hydrogen. Upon his return to the United States in 1927, Dennison joined with three other theoretical physicists he had known in Europe?"Otto Laporte, Samuel Goudsmit and George Uhlenbeck?"to help expand the study of theoretical physics at the University of Michigan; he remained at the university for the rest of his career. Dennison?s work at the University of Michigan, particularly in the organization of the physics department?s Summer Symposia, helped to make the university a major center for theoretical physics in the 1920s and 1930s. Dennison purchased this copy in the year that it was published, as can be seen by his ownership signature dated October 7, 1930. It is likely, given his acquaintance with Dirac, that he asked Dirac to autograph the book for him; in characteristic fashion Dirac simply signed his name without any further inscription. A manuscript correction to a formula on p. 43 is made with an ink and pen nib similar to those Dirac used in his signature, and was probably done by him.

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        Alay-Oop

      New York: Coward, McCann, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Inscribed to former owner by Gropper on title page in black ink. Orange cloth with blue lettering. Unpaginated, mostly printed only on rectos. Very Good condition. No jacket. Binding professionally repaired, sturdy and tight. A few creased pages. Spine a bit darkened and scratched, small stain on front cover, cloth worn at edges. A circus-acrobat-themed graphic novel by a notable radical American artist and illustrator. Despite being out-of-print for nearly 85 years, it has been hailed by historians of the graphic novel as being one of the best early examples of the form. Especially rare signed.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, illustrated (signed limited) by Willy Pogany

      London: George C. Harrap. Hardcover. Fine. No date, ca. 1930. No. 47 of 750 copies of the English issue, signed on the limitation page and again below the frontispiece etching. 4to, publisher's full teal morocco, with red & gilt floral emblem to front cover, 174 pp., illustrated including original signed etching and 12 color mounted plates. Fine copy with the teal spine and boards completely vivid and unfaded. A great copy of one of the best renditions of this illustrators' favorite.

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        Manuscrit. - Recueil d'astrologie en sanskrit de Rajastan.

      s.d., vers 1930,. in-8vo, titre illustre + 50 pages remplies en ecriture devanagari, avec plusieurs planches numeriques + 2 images a pleine page aux couleurs tres vives (sont representes les dieux Ganesh et Durga), reliure en demi-cuir aux coins, dos a 4 faux-nerfs, plats recouverts en papier rouge.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The

      1930. The Best Edition of Doyle?'s Works DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan. [The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930. The Crowborough Edition. Limited to 760 numbered sets (of which 750 sets are for sale), this being set #426, signed by the author. Twenty-four octavo volumes (8 9/16 x 5 7/8 inches; 218 x 148 mm.). Photogravure frontispiece portrait in Volume I. Title-pages printed in red and black. Publisher?'s quarter buckram over brown paper board, Doyle?'s signature stamped in gilt on front covers, printed paper labels on spines. Spines and spine labels slightly browned. A few inner hinges neatly repaired, otherwise a very good set of the best edition of Doyle. Comprising: Rodney Stone; The Refugees; The Tragedy of the ?"Korosko?" [and] The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard; The Adventures of Gerard [and] The Last Galley [and] Other Stories; Uncle Bernac [and] The Great Shadow; A Duet with an Occasional Chorus [and] The Doings of Raffles Haw; Sir Nigel; The White Company; Micah Clarke (two volumes); The Firm of Girdlestone; The Stark Munro Letters [and] Danger! [and] Other Stories; The Lost World [and] The Poison Belt; The Land of Mist [and] The Maracot Deep [and] Other Stories; A Study in Scarlet [and] The Valley of Fear; The Sign of Four [and] The Hound of the Baskervilles; Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; The Return of Sherlock Holmes; His Last Bow [and] The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes; Round the Red Lamp [and] The Green Flag [and] Other Stories of War and Sport; Round the Fire Stories; The Parasite [and] The Captain of the ?"Pole-Star?" [and] Other Tales; and Memories and Adventures. ?"The Crowborough Edition was intended to be a complete and definitive edition of the author?'s works of fiction. [Doyle] was to have revised each book, written new prefaces, and arranged the stories in their final order. Unfortunately he was prevented from doing so by illness and by his other commitments…[The Crowborough Edition] reprints the introductions from the Author?'s Edition, but otherwise is set from the existing editions without any corrections?" (Green and Gibson). Green and Gibson A61.

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        Zena Ve Svétle

      Prague: Nakladatelstvi E Beaufort, 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good/missing jacket. Octavo. First Edition First Printing. Very good condition, lacks dust jacket. Plates 3,4 & 13,14 are missing. Missing plates replaced with well intentioned facsimile plates. Cloth is worn, spine fabric quite worn, minimal stains on half dozen pages

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        Haveth childers everywhere

      Paris/ New York , HENRY BABOU AND JACK KAHANE - THE FOUNTAIN PRESS, 1930 - Fragment from work in progress. 8vo. pp. 76. . Molto buono (Very Good). Leggere crepe e piccole mancanze al dorso; un ex-libri applicato alla prima pag bianca. Interno ottimo (Spine cracking). Prima ed. di 100+500+X+LXXV es. numerati. . Brossura, sovracoperta in acetato (wrappers, acetate dust jacket) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bei dieser Gelegenheit

      Ernst Rowohlt (Haag-Drugulin, Leipzig), Berlin 1930 - First edition (1.-5. Tausend). In publisher's orange cloth. With original photographic dust jacket, designed by György Kepes. 356, (4) p. First edition of Polgar's novel with the original photographic dust jacket, designed by the Hungarian-American Bauhausler, György Kepes, associate of László Moholy-Nagy, teacher at the New Bauhaus in Chicago, founder and teacher of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The binding with faint stains, inside very good condition. The dust jacket with a little loss at spine, overall in good condition. In publisher's orange cloth. With original photographic dust jacket, designed by György Kepes [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lieutenant Colonel Harry S. Truman sends his future Treasury Secretary, Major John W. Snyder, a complete current roster of their Missouri Regiment, the 381st Field Artillery

      Independence, Missouri, September 19, 1930. 8.5" x 11". "Typed Letter Signed ?Harry S Truman? as Presiding Judge, County Court, Jackson County Missouri, 1p, 8.5? x 11?. On County Court stationery, Independence, Mo., September 19, 1930. To Major John W. Snyder, Blytheville, Arkansas. Folds, light marginal wear, paperclip marks in blank areas, else fine condition. In full, ?After what seems an interminable wait I have our problem completed and I am sending you a complete typewritten copy of the whole thing. It seems that our executive officer has been moved to Little Rock, Ark., which may be more convenient for you but decidedly inconvenient for me. I am also enclosing you a copy of the Roster of the Regiment which was sent to me from St. Louis. I thought maybe it might be of interest to you. I hope you are having a successful season and that you will come to see me whenever you are in this part of the country.? The two carbon typewritten 8? x 13? sheets which Truman sent Snyder are present, folds, fine condition. Headed ?Roster, 381st F.A. (9-13-30) / C.O.:- Lt. Col. Harry S. Truman, 219 N. Delaware, Independence, Mo.? 66 names and addresses are listed including (checked off) ?Major John W. Snyder, 1010 W. Ash St., Blytheville, Ark.? One sheet of carbon paper was defective, affecting the ranks and/or names of five officers. John W. Snyder?s close friendship with Harry S. Truman began two years earlier in 1928. They served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. When Lt. Col. Truman was promoted to Colonel, Major Snyder was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of Col. Truman?s Missouri Regiment, the 381st Field Artillery, 102nd Division. Snyder served President Truman as his Federal Loan Administrator (1945), Director of the Office of Mobilization and Reconversion (1945-1946), and Secretary of the Treasury (1946-1953)."

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        Gesammelte Gedichte. 4 Bde. Leipzig, Insel-Verlag 1930-34. 4to. 1200 S. Orig.-Halbpergamentbde. mit Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt.

      . . Eines von 200 numerierten Exemplaren dieses Drucks der Cranach Presse auf Monval-Bütten. Die schönste und nobelste Ausgabe der Gedichte Rilkes. Durchgehend in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. Das Titelblatt wurde von Eric Gill in Holz geschnitten. Harry Graf Kessler betrachtete seine Presse als Mission, dem gedruckten Wort eine Erscheinungsform zu verleihen, die sich durch vollkommene Harmonie, verbunden mit handwerklicher Präzision, auszeichnet. Bd. 1: Erste Gedichte - Frühe Gedichte. Bd. 2: Das Buch der Bilder - Das Stunden-Buch - Requiem. Bd. 3: Neue Gedichte - Das Marienleben - Duineser Elegien. Bd. 4: Die Sonette an Orpheus - Poemes francais - Nachlese. Makelloses Exemplar. - Müller-Krumbach 52 mit 4 Abb. - Rodenberg 494. - Von Mises 129. - Schauer, Bd. II,75. - Ritzer G 2.

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        Doubloons, the Story of Buried Treasure (presentation copy)

      New York, (1930): Farrar & Rinehart. First Edition. Octavo. Presentation copy from the author to renown artist Oscar Strobel "For/Willa Mae and Oscar/Strobel-I have had this/first edition of my first book/especially bound, a small/ expression of my affection/of their friendship./Charles B. Driscoll/Feb, 1, 1944./Arizona." 19pp., color frontispiece, illustrated, bound in a striking gilt decorated black morocco decorated with a central ship each corner with a treasure chest, decorated in an art deco stylized lines, pictorial gilt spine depicting a ship, stars and at head a treasure chest, pictorial gilt morocco turn ins depicting skull and cross bones as well as pirate hats with pistols below, yellow and gray decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, signed binding by Spink & Gabore Inc. who also inscribed the rear free endpaper "that books might live!"/Spink & Gabore, Inc./Bookbinders. A fine and handsome copy housed in a black lined cloth covered slipcase. The story of treasure, romance and bloody pirates. A lovely copy.

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