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        Lucy Church Amiably

      Paris: Imprimerie "Union", 1930. First edition ("The plain edition an edition of first editions of all the work not yet Printed of Gertrude Stein."). 1 vols. Small 8vo. Original blue paper boards, printed in black. Worn copy, spine defective (faded, detached with half-inch loss from head), lower board detached, internally very good. In custom morocco backed slipcase and chemise. Presentation Copy, Inscribed to Henry McBride A fine association copy of this book (published by Stein and Toklas under their "Plain edition" imprint), inscribed by Stein on the flyleaf to her friend and champion, the American art critic Henry McBride: "To Henry dear / from Gertrude," With McBride's book ticket on the front pastedownHENRY McBRIDE was an important art critic between 1915 and the early 1950s, a champion of twentieth century modernism, and a close friend of Gertrude Stein's. According to biographer James Mellow, Henry McBride, along with Carl van Vechten, was one of Stein's most important friends in the building of her American reputation. McBride was an art critic for the New York Sun whom Mellow calls "the most astute and entertaining art critic of his generation." From the time that they met in 1913, McBride became a powerful promoter of Stein's work in the States, "he mentioned her frequently and favorably in his columns for the Sun, often quoting her at length. His promotion of her work and her reputation during the years of World War I kept her name before the public ... "

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Heaven-Sent Witness and other stories

      New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.,, 1930. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board in red. Partial fading along edges of boards, minor crease to spine. An excellent copy in the striking, bright jacket with only slight rubbing at the corners. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,. 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-341 [342: blank],. original decorated orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Early owner's signature on verso of front free endpaper. Light. residue from old asphaltic dust jacket protector along bottom edges. of front and rear covers, else a nearly fine copy in very good. pictorial dust jacket with some shelf wear at edges, shallow chipping. at spine ends, and general dust soiling, largely to spine and rear. panels. Overall, a fairly attractive copy of a book not often. encountered in nice condition. (#104174). First edition. The author's second book. A rousing space opera, first published as a four- part serial in ARGOSY, 21 December 1929-11 January 1930, in which earth is threatened with destruction by the inhabitants of the moon. "Interplanetary war and the Yellow Peril ... Astonishing that ARGOSY would print this." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1240. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 470. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Reginald 08316.

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        The Savoy Cocktail Book

      London: Constable & Company, LTD., 1930: First Edition. In Very Good condition, with a replaced spine. Boards show wear at corners, rubbing, light surface wear and minor uneven discoloration to the rear board. Tear to rear end paper at gutter. Pages show sporadic foxing and light toning. Top and bottom edges of pge block show a light tide mark, with some associated bleeding. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Mucha, Alphonse (Alfons Maria)

      Longhans (ca. 1930), Praha (Prague) - Black and white photographic portrait. 90 × 140 mm. Portrait of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) the greatest Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        The Story of Doctor Dolittle

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company,, 1930. Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Original orange cloth, title to spine and front board in blue, pictorial inlay to front board, illustrated endpapers. Coloured frontispiece, 10 full-page illustrations, and 12 illustrations in text, all by the author. Discolouration spotting to spine, ends of spine and corners with wear, mild roll to spine. A very good copy. Later printing. Inscribed and with an original drawing of a hat wearing bird to recto of the frontis page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., [1930]., 1930. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with some minor, internal, professional restoration to head of spine. Set in Virginia, Colonel Braxton finds murder, and through the use of a silent witness, usually an overlooked clue, solves a baffling murder case. A sharp copy of a difficult title.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Early and Outstanding Signed Photograph of the comic pair, standing full length in classic pose, 4to, n.p., 1930

      The sepia photograph by Stax shows Hardy talking into Laurel's ear while Laurel sports his typical goofy smile, hands clasped in front. Both have signed in the lower margin. "With our Best Wishes Jean! Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, 1930." This is an early photograph of the comic duo as they officially became a team with the silent short film, "The Second Hundred Years" (1927). They signed this photograph at the beginning of their long career which lasted into the 1950s. This is the image found on the Laurel and Hardy web site,

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        THE LINK

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930., 1930. First U.S. edition. The author's third book, and the third Colonel Anthony Gethryn mystery. Fine, bright copy in striking dust jacket. 20th Century Crime & Mystery Writers says, "A Gethryn mystery set in a country village with a veterinary surgeon as the principal character, and undoubtedly one of the most ingeniously contrived crimes in detective fiction." When the body of Lord Grenville was found on the doorstep of the Moon public house with a bullet through his head, it seemed quite obvious that the inn-keeper was the murderer. After all, he'd been overheard arguing with Lord Grenville shortly before his dead body was found. But Colonel Anthony Gethryn thinks that it's a bit too obvious and wonders what the silver sand was doing on the back of the murdered man's coat??? Beautiful copy. Crime Club title.

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        Black Manhattan

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1930. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and chain pattern to spine and upper board in red and brown, pictorial endpapers, brown top-stain. Portrait frontispiece and 12 plates. A superb copy in the dust jacket with a tanned spine panel and a small chip from the front panel without loss to the titles. First edition, first printing of a significant history of African American culture in New York City. Johnson (1871?-1938) was an accomplished educator, diplomat, editor, and NAACP organiser. In addition to writing his own poetry, songs, and novels, he was a promoter of the Harlem Renaissance and compiled important literary anthologies. This work celebrates the social and cultural history of the black community in Manhattan from the year 1626 to the 1920s.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      - Editions Jeanne Walter. Paris, 15 octobre 1930, fort in-4° broché, couverture rempliée. chemise et étui. 254 pages. 13 lithographies originales en noir sous serpentes, dont le frontispice, et hors texte de Vlaminck, plus une suite en noir des 13 lithographies. Exemplaire N°V des XXV hors commerce, celui-ci sur Japon, imprimé spécialement pour M. Jean Picart le Doux. Signatures autographe de l'auteur et de l'illustrateur. Très bel exemplaire en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Rose de Java]
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      DISNEY WALT MICKEY MOUSE BOOK / HELLO EVERYBODY NY BIBO AND LANG 1930. DISNEY, WALT. DISNEY,WALT. MICKEY MOUSE BOOK / HELLO EVERYBODY. NY: Bibo and Lang 1930, copyright Walter E. Disney. 4to (9 x 12"), green pictorial wraps, 15p., a fine intact copy with no sil or wear. This is the true first Mickey Mouse book (one of the early issues with bottom panel of rear cover blank and with the word "kill" retained in the song). Published in order to raise money for his new film studio, this includes the Story of Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse Game, Mickey Mouse March and a Mickey Mouse Song entitled "Mickey Mouse ('You Cute Little Feller') with accompanying arrangement for the ukelele. Illustrated by the Disney Studios with full page and partial page drawings in black, green and white. The story was written by Bobette Bibo, the 11 year old daughter of one of the publishers. Due to its fragile nature, few copies of quality exist today. See Munsey: Disneyana (p.163, 166) who notes "The book was a small venture, and a relatively small number was produced. Today, the few that survive complete with the game board are eagerly sought by collectors." A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Les Livres de l'enfance du XVe au XIX siecle [Gumuchian Catalogue 13]

      Paris: Gumuchian & Cie, 1930. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. 2 vols., Large Quarto. Vol. I: 446 pp. describing 6,251 entries, with full bibliographical details for each item; Vol. II: 336 plates, some in color and hightened in gold, of title pages, illustrations, bindings, and texts, plus an "Index des Planches." Prefaces in each volume by Paul Gavault. Contemporary half-red morocco over red linen by Kelly and Sons, London, for Sotheran (extremities a little worn) FIRST EDITION, still the standard reference work on children's books, not only French but English, German, and Italian; it is justly considered to be one of the greatest -- if not THE greatest -- bookseller's catalogues of children's books ever producted. Our copy is one of the 900 copies on "papier velin" of a total edition of 1000. * As is stated in the introduction: "This catalogue represents an attempt, the first of its kind, to present to booklovers a collection of early juvenile literature." * The 1979 reprint is absolutely ghastly compared to this first edition which is distinguished by the greatly superior quality of the plates and paper stock. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC ]
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        Beau Brummell

      New York: [colophon: printed and bound by the printing house of William Edwin Rudge], published by Rimington & Harper, 1930 - A very attractive presentation of her celebrated essay on the Beau No. 389 of 550 copies, signed by the author. Folio (12 5/8 x 9 1Ú4 inches). Drawings and embellishments by W. A. Dwiggins. Original boards, pink cloth spine, spine soiled with light cover wear, internally fine. Kirkpatrick A15a [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Records of the Town of Brookhaven. Book A 1657-1679 and 1790-1798 Including the Dongan Patent, 1686

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. First edition, one of 200 copies. Folding map. xxi, 160 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original maroon cloth, town seal in gilt on upper cover, fine. Complimentary stamps of Leon E. Giuffreda, Senator 1st District on pastedown, half-title and title-page. This first book (of three) covers the periods from 1657-1679 and 1790-1798 and includes the Dongan Patent (1686)[with:] Records of the Town of Brookhaven, Book B 1679-1756. Facsimiles. ix, [iii], 635 pp. 8vo, New York: The Derrydale Press, 1932. First Edition, one of 200 copies. Original maroon cloth, town seal in gilt on upper cover, fine, in original glassine. Bookplate. Siegel 42; Frazier R-3-a. [with:] Records of the Town of Brookhaven. Book C. 1687 - 1789. ix, 488 pp. 8vo, New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First edition, one of 200 copies. Original maroon cloth, town seal in gilt on upper cover. Bookplate and stamps. Siegel 42, Frazier R-2-aComplete set of the Brookhaven volumes.

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        Death in a Deckchair

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1930. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece. Contents slightly foxed; an excellent copy in the slightly soiled jacket with sunned spine and edges, and some nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first impression. An amusing detective story. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ANZA'S CALIFORNIA EXPEDITIONS (Complete 5 Volume Set)

      University of California Press, 1930, Hard, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1stSize: 8vo, Five volume set. First editions. Published Berkeley: University of California Press, 1930. 8vo., xxiv+ 529; xvi+473; xxii+436; xiv+552; xx+426 pp., illustrated with14 maps (some folld-out), 106 plates, 47 facsimiles. Translations of the diaries of Anza, Font, Eixarch, Diaz, Garces, and narratives of Palou and Moraga. 1773 &1774 expeditions and founding of Monterey and San Francisco. 8vo., blue ribbed cloth with gilt titles. Minor dust spotting on top edge of page blocks, name on pastedowns. Near fine, clean, crisp, bright set.

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        A Map of the Bermuda Islands. The Sommer Ilands. Ia des Demonios Isles of the Devils

      Elizabeth Shurtleff and Helen F. McMillin.. 1930.. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 25 x 35 1/4 inches, originally folded, now professionally mounted on linen, minimising wear along upper part of left and upper centre fold line. A stunning pictorial map poster of the tropical isles of Bermuda. The decorative border features the fish and seaweeds of the tropical waters; the seas surrounding the islands are full of sailing vessels old and new as well as mythical creatures. At upper right the Graf Zeppelin is pictured at Murray's Anchorage; the pilot peers out with the question (contained in a speech bubble) "Mir ist als ob ich etwas rieche! Kann es zwiebeln sein? Ya, das ist Bermuda." ("I smell something! Can it be onions? Yup, that's Bermuda") Little pictographs indicate activities on shore. The inspiration of MacDonald Gill's Wonderground Map of London Town (1914) is evident in the speech bubbles containing quips and allusions. .

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        How Little Grey Rabbit Got Back Her Tail

      William Heinemann Ltd., London 1930 - Very rare first printing copy of Alison Uttley's second book. Reading copy only. Average wear externally with backstrip missing. Child's lead pencil scribbles and lettering upon front board else unmarked. Average wear and soiling to contents. Back hinge open. One-inch openings at head and tail of front hinge. Hairline opening in binding at page 48. With restoration this copy will be a prized possession. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beau Brummell

      New York: [colophon: printed and bound by the printing house of William Edwin Rudge], published by Rimington & Harper, 1930. No. 389 of 550 copies, signed by the author. Drawings and embellishments by W. A. Dwiggins. 1 vols. Folio (12 5/8 x 9 1?4 inches). Original boards, pink cloth spine, spine soiled with light cover wear, internally fine. A very attractive presentation of her celebrated essay on the Beau.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Every Mother's Son [original title: Redheap]

      New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation. Fine in Near Fine dj. 1930. 4th printing. Hardcover. NOISBN . [lovely clean copy with no significant wear, remnant of vintage price sticker on rear pastedown; jacket bright and clean, with just a touch of smudging to the spine, a few tiny nicks at top and bottom edges of rear panel]. Lindsay's second novel (although seventeen years had gone by since his first, hence the lauding of him as a "new writer" in the jacket blurbs), a family saga set in a country town in Victoria, Australia, in the 1890s (supposedly based on his own hometown). Its protagonist is a 19-year-old lad whose dalliances with various local girls (including the parson's daughter) lead his family to place him under the tutelage of a school teacher who's also a recovering alcoholic -- and who also falls prey to the boy's corrupting influence. (And the rest of the family aren't exactly angels, either, as it turns out.) Although he was already widely known as an artist and illustrator, this fictional foray kicked off a new phase of Lindsay's career, that of literary bad boy; published in London by Faber & Faber, the book was banned in the author's native Australia until 1959. (It would not be the only one of Lindsay's novels to meet a similar fate.) The original U.K. edition is pretty scarce, the American edition ever-so-much-more-so -- and jacketed copies, in this kind of condition? Fuhgeddaboudit. .

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        Social Kunst.

      (Kopenhagen, Mondes Forlag, 1930-32). - 9 Hefte [alles Erschienene]. 4°. OKart. mit illustr. OUmschl. (etwas gebräunt, Heft 6 etwas fleckig). Je 32 SS. mit sehr zahlr. ganzseit. Abbildungen. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgaben; Heft 1 in 2. Auflage. - Je einem sozialkritischen Künstler oder Thema gewidmete Ausgaben. - 1. Aksel Jørgensen. - 2. Anton Hansen. - 3. Käthe Kollwitz. - 4. U.S.A. i Tegning. - Mit Zeichnungen und Karikaturen von William Gropper, Fred Ellis, Adolf Dehn, Hugo Gellert u.a. - 5. Storm Petersen. - 6. Tegnekunsten i Sovjetunionen. - Mit Zeichnungen und Plakaten von Dmitri Moor, Deni, Wladimir Lebedew, Alexander Deineka u.a. - 7. Anton Hansen, Anden Samling. - 8. Fotomontage. - Mit Arbeiten von John Heartfield (die meisten), Hans Richter, Keilson, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitzky, Pewas, Alexander Rodtschenko, Paul Urban, Gustav Klutchis u.a. - 9. George Grosz. - Nicht bei Lang, Grosz u. Siepmann. - Bei Heft 3 fehlen die Innenlaschen des Umschlags, Hefte 8 und 9 sind gering gestaucht sonst alle Hefte innen tadellos erhalten und unbeschnitten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Records of the Town of Brookhaven. Book A 1657-1679 and 1790-1798 Including the Dongan Patent, 1686

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. First edition, one of 200 copies. Folding map. xxi, 160 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original maroon cloth, town seal in gilt on upper cover, fine. Complimentary stamps of Leon E. Giuffreda, Senator 1st District on pastedown, half-title and title-page. This first book (of three) covers the periods from 1657-1679 and 1790-1798 and includes the Dongan Patent (1686) [with:] Records of the Town of Brookhaven, Book B 1679-1756. Facsimiles. ix, [iii], 635 pp. 8vo, New York: The Derrydale Press, 1932. First Edition, one of 200 copies. Original maroon cloth, town seal in gilt on upper cover, fine, in original glassine. Bookplate. Siegel 42; Frazier R-3-a. [with:] Records of the Town of Brookhaven. Book C. 1687 - 1789. ix, 488 pp. 8vo, New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First edition, one of 200 copies. Original maroon cloth, town seal in gilt on upper cover. Bookplate and stamps. Siegel 42, Frazier R-2-a Complete set of the Brookhaven volumes.

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      Philadelphia: David McKay Company,, [1930]. Small octavo. Original yellow cloth-backed black boards, spine lettered black, front board lettered gilt and decorated with a martini glass in gilt, yellow endpapers, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Slight stain to head of spine, internally fine; an excellent copy in the bright, lightly creased jacket with a few nicks to extremities and short closed tear to head of rear panel, with tape repair to verso. First edition, first printing of this book, uncommon in the jacket, of cocktail recipes from the exclusive London club, Ciro's. It opened on Orange Street as a private club in 1915, and was renowned as one of the first London venues to host an all-black band. This very attractive little book features an early appearance of the Pegu Club cocktail, as well as the contested White Lady - the creation of which is claimed by two Harrys: Harry Craddock of The Savoy, and Harry MacElhone (later of Harry's New York Bar fame) during his stint at Ciro's in London in 1919. The precise identity of the bartender "Jimmy" remains unknown, though it is very possible that he is Jimmy Charters, bartender of the Dingo Bar in Paris and Ciro's in Monte Carlo. All the recipes are easily replicated without special equipment, so that (somewhat questionably) "even a child of five may prepare his (or her) favourite beverage without the necessity of running to ask daddy: 'Please, what is a jigger?'

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        The Saloon in the Home or A Garland of Rumblossoms (COCKTAIL BOOK)

      Coward-McCann, Inc New York (1930) - First Edition. John Held Jr. dustjacket art and illustrations. Large octavo, 95 pages. Collection of humorous stories and poems, illustrated profusely by John Held Jr., with approx. 64 cocktail recipes. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, few edge nicks. A bright and attractive copy. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Handbooks 1930-31 To 1939-40 (10 Issues)

      Tottenham Hotspur Football Club 1930 - This handbook was published from 1897-98 to date, with no issues for 1915-18 and 1941-47. Due to their frailty, early issues are seldom found with original wrappers intact, let alone in good condition. Ten issues, bound as one volume, each with original printed salmon wrappers, all in fine condition. All with cameo portraits of the players. Rebound in white sand-grained cloth, gilt title running down the spine. A superb single volume collection of these hard to acquire handbooks. [Seddon, B1360]

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        "American Polo Scenes" Hand-colored aquatint engravings. "Down the Field"; "On the Boards"; "The Save"; & "The Goal"

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. One of 175. Signed lower left by the Artist. 4 vols. Image size 13 x 20 inches. Matted. In half red morocco binding. The Derrydale Polo Prints - Paul Brown at His Peak Ordeman says these "are among the most sought after and expensive Derrydale prints." A superb presentation of these lively, carefullly observed sporting scenes.

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        Gentlemen Up

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. First Edition. Number 10 of 75 large paper copies, signed by the author on half-title. Illustrated by Paul Brown, including 14 color plates. With an original signed drypoint frontispiece by Brown. 1 vols. 4to. Original half-green morocco gilt by James MacDonald, raised bands, a.e.g., spine lightly sunned, a little rubbed at extremities, else fine. With the bookplate of John M. Schiff and another. Laid into a half crimson morocco dropbox.

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        Foxhunting Formalities

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. DeLuxe, Large Paper Edition, signed, No. 28 of 99 copies. Illustrated by Paul Brown. 54, [4] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original 3/4 red morocco, marbled paper sides and endpapers, panelled spine gilt with emblematic devices, t.e.g., others uncut, faint cover wear, else fine. In a handsome red morocco-backed clamshell box. Bookplate. A delightful book, with Paul Brown's inimitable illustrations, and one of the most difficult De Luxe Derrydales to find. Notes Frazier: "Although there are said to be 99 copies of this Deluxe edition, it never shows up and was one of the last half dozen I didn't have before I finally got my copy.".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Decorations and designs of silken masterpieces, ancient and modern: original specimens in colours belonging to the Textile Historical Museum of Lyon

      French & European Pub. (1930?), New York - 12 x 16 four-tie Portfolio in Very Good condition. Complete.; Illustrated by 56 tipped-in color plates; GWO 2431. Previously published as: Le décor des soieries d'art anciennes et modernes (Paris: Nilsson, [1929?]).; 8; [10] pp. Very Good Minor edgewear. Foxing to spine-strip.

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        The Discoverie of Witchcraft

      London: John Rodker, Publisher, 1930. Number 504 of 1275 copies printed by Messrs. R. Clay & Sons, Ltd. Bungay, Suffolk, on a Dutch paper specially made for the edition. 283 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Bound in the publisher's original quarter red morocco and green cloth boards. Fine. Originally published by Scot in 1584, the Discoverie claims that witchcraft was mere legerdemain. James I believed that Scot's book contributed to a laxness in rooting our witchcraft and order all copies of the book be burned in 1603. Rodker's edition was prepared by Montague Summers.

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        Tiere um uns. Geschichten und Schilderungen deutscher Dichter, Forscher und Tierfreunde. Einführung von Paul Eipper

      Berlin: Franke, 1930. Illustrated with photographs. 257, [3, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth, decorated spine. A bit rubbed and soiled. Liberated from Berchtesgaden Popular contemporary work on "Animals around us", gathering the responses of German authors, scientists, and animal lovers to the place of animals in human society. With a note on the front pastedown "To Stephen Whitfield Hawkes, my dear grandson. This book was in Hitler's library, in his underground apartment at Berchtesgaden, Austria, May 25th 1945 - when I was there. It's only a souvenir that reminds me of the wickedness of a man gone wrong. Dearest love to you my little man A.W. Hawkes Grandfather Nov. 4th 1945" From the library of Alistair Cooke.

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        Framed Display! A swatch of fabric from the Kitty Hawk Wright Flyer, a mechanical piece from a Wright B Flyer, and a signed check of Orville Wright

      Comprises: (1) Partly Printed Check Signed ?Orville Wright,? 8.25? x 3?. Dayton, Ohio, April 5, 1930. Drawn on the City National Bank and Trust Company, Dayton, Ohio, payable to ?The Pennsylvania R.R. Co.? for $25.95. Tiny cancellation holes not near signature. Fine condition. (2) Swatch of fabric from the Wright Flyer which made the first heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, 2 cm x 1.5 cm (approximately 0.75? x 0.6?). Provenance: Photocopy of a blue ink notation on "Fabric from / Wright Brothers / ?Kitty Hawk? / Harvey D. Geyer / 3-2-51.? Period typing on the photocopied sheet above the fabric: ?All of the fabric for covering the original Kitty Hawk plane / was muslin, purchased from Hunter & Hardy Dry Goods Store E. Third Street, Dayton Ohio, and known as 'Pride of the West' muslin.? In late 1926, early 1927, Orville Wright refurbished the Wright Flyer in preparation for loaning it to the Science Museum in London, where it stayed until 1948. During this refurbishment, the airplane was recovered entirely with new ?Pride of the West? muslin. Harvey D. Geyer was a close friend, associate and employee of the Wright Brothers from 1910 on, and upon the death of Orville Wright in 1948, was appointed as the technical advisor to the Wright Estate.(3) Bright nickel turnbuckle from the World War I-period Wright B Flyers, 5.25? long. The Model b Flyer was the world?s first mass-produced airplane, designed by Orville and Wilbur Wright to correct earlier flight problems. Turnbuckles were used on the bracing wires that held the propeller shafts in alignment. Provenance: Given to Louis P. Christman for his work in restoring the 1905 Wright Flyer, they have descended directly in his family. As Orville and Wilbur Wright had never produced a complete set of drawings or blueprints for any of their flyers, Louis P. Christman was commissioned to complete not only a set of drawings for the 1905 Flyer, but also the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders, and the 1903 and 1904 Flyers. Christman, an employee of National Cash Register, worked closely with Orville Wright to produce an accurate set of drawings. Matted together with the iconic photographic image of the first flight at Kitty Hawk picturing Orville at the controls and Wilbur running alongside, and a metallic identification plate: ?Orville Wright / 1871-1948.? Framed to 15? x 19?.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Diamant Brokat - Gold Brokat.

      . Two trade catalogues showing wallpaper samples from the thirties. No publisher nor date, Germany ca. 1930. Two oblong 8vo trade sample catalogues, containing over 250 sample sheets of wallpaper in various colourful designs. In original stiff wrappers with gilt title.l Very diverse and bright samples. Some of them would certainly be very fashionable again today. We could not find any information about which firm issued these catalogues. It seems that this was a luxurious line of wallpapers, since the designs are often very artistically composed. This is underlined by the words "Marke Excellenz" on the covers. Wrappers slightly worn on corners, samples all clean and bright and in mint condition..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 14: The African Bombyces and Sphinges

      Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart 1930 - 599; vii, 80 col plates. . HB. Nicely rebound in qtr morocco, buckram boards; short tear repaired to top of title-page; one plate with short edge tear. Vg - plates clean. English edition. Fine chromolithographic plates. Includes the Hawkmoths (Sphingidae) and Silkmoths (Saturniidae). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        God Without Thunder. An Unorthodox Defense of Orthodoxy

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1930. First edition. x, 334 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth, without jacket. Very good. Inscribed to Poet David Posner, Commencement, 1943 Inscribed on the flyleaf to poet David Posner, author of The Deserted Altar (Oxford, Basil Blackwell ,1956."To David Louis Posner --"whose 'acceleration' on this date (Commencement, 1943) I admire, and of whose poetry I have high expectations."John Crowe Ransom,"June 18, 1943"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Castle

      UK: Martin Secker. London, Martin Secker, 1930. Hardback first edition rebound in black cloth and black three-quarter leather. Presented in slipcase. Near fine with some light rubbing to the spine gilt. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1930.

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        Glöd. Dikter. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Förlag, 1928. 69 + (3) s. + Naket liv. Dikter. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Förlag, 1929. 84 s. + Svart stad, Dikter. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Förlag, 1930. 86 s.

      Priv. håndb. kartonert bd. med orig omsl. og ryggstripe medbundet. Lagt i en eleg. håndb. kartonert kassett med sort skinnrygg. (Jens E. Hansen, L.H./ Lars Hedegaard)

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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