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        "The Fairy Shop", original design for drawing in "The Building of the Fairy City," Timlin's unpublished book

      n.p., [c. 1930]. Image approx. 7-1/2 x 6 inches. Pencil and watercolor. Matted . The fantastic fairy shop, set in a dark, mysterious grove of tall trees. William M[itcheson] Timlin was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which is he best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published "The Ship that Sailed to Mars", which has become a fantasy classic. His "The Building of the Fairy City" remained unfinished at his death, apart from a few elegant and imaginative watercolors, such as the one offered here

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918 Volume I - Gallipoli, Palestine and New Guinea. Volume II - the Western Front. Volume III - Special Problems and Services

      Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good+, First EditionAll first editions, Volume 1 - 1930, pages xxvi, 873, 24 maps, many illustrations. Volume 2 - 1940, pages xvi, 1010, 13 maps, many illustrations. Volume 3 - 1943, pages xx, 1103, many illustrations. All in very good condition, small mark to spine of Vol. 2.; 220 x 140mm

      [Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders and Bookselle]
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        Death Takes a Holiday.

      New York: Samuel French, 1930 - Octavo. Original black cloth-backed yellow cloth boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge orange. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine ends and edges of boards a bit rubbed, top edge slightly faded, minor foxing to other edges. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with a couple of light dampstains to the gently toned spine panel, mildly rubbed and nicked extremities, and a few small chips to head of spine and lower corner of rear panel. First edition, first printing of Ferris's play, adapted from the Italian play La morte in vacanza by Alberto Casella. Ferris's play in turn formed the basis for Maxwell Anderson and Gladys Lehman's script for the critically acclaimed 1934 film directed by Mitchell Leisen, and starring Fredric March and Evelyn Venable. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CINCOENTA HOMES POR DEZ REAS.

      - A Coruña, Editorial "Nós", 1930, 1ª edición, 17x23, 2 hojas, 50 dibujos del autor, 1 hoja. Bonita encuadernación en media piel con nervios y tejuelos, hierros en lomera y planos, conserva la cubierta anterior con esquina perfectamente restaurada. (39590).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        The Last Hero

      Doubleday and Doran, Garden City 1930 - The first American edition, published by Doubleday and Doran in 1930. A fine copy of the book in publisher's black cloth. Dust jacket very good with light chipping to the spine ends and the tips. This book also retains the oriiginal wraparound band - offering the finest new detective stories, never before published, for one dollar. Wraparound band near fine, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        This flag and crew patch were flown aboard the Space Shuttle "Columbia" (STS-1) / April 12-14, 1981 / Presented to / Adlai Stevenson / In recognition of the significant contributions you made to the success of this mission.

      - Original space-flown flag (5½" X 4¼") and cloth patch (4¼" X 4 3/4") presented on a 12 3/4" X 16 3/4" cream colored heavy stock, in turn mounted to a 16" X 20" pale blue mat board. Very good. Bit of slight soiling. The cream colored stock bears glossy photographs on the upper left (takeoff) and lower right (landing) corners. At lower left is a circular flute-edged NASA gold foil seal, and the space-flown flag is mounted at upper right -- consisting of the State Seal of Illinois, with the word "ILLINOIS" below, against a white background. The printed text cited above appears immediately below this flag, and the crew patch below this text. JOHN YOUNG (born 1930) signs boldly in black ink to the left of the patch, while ROBERT L. CRIPPEN (born 1937) signs to the right. The Columbia STS-1 flight was called by NASA "The boldest test flight in history." It was the first orbital flight of the Space Shuttle program, lasting 54½ hours and orbiting the Earth 37 times; commanded by John Young and piloted by Robert Crippen, it was the first to use solid-fuel rockets in a U.S. manned launch. These rare relics were presented to Illinois' then-senator, ADLAI E. STEVENSON III (born 1930), who was instrumental in guiding U.S. space policy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
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        "Silver print photograph, inscribed."

      "n.p., n.d.". [ca.1930's]. "Approx. 5 1/2"" x 3 1/2"" inscribed on the mount ""To Miss Queenie D. Scott with hearty thanks for kind appreciation, from P. Wren, author of Beau Geste."" Fine, in the original folding wallet-style case."

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        Ancient Operative Masonry by S. R. Parchment, a Treatise on Ancient Operative Masonry and the Mysteries of Antiquity. the Philosophy Contained Herein is Non-Sectarian Since it is an Aspect of the Ancient Wisdom Religion. a Labor of ... (Truncated)

      San Francisco : Calif. : San Francisco Center, Rosicrucian Fellowship, 1930, Hardback, Stated First EditionFull Book Title: Ancient Operative Masonry by S. R. Parchment, a Treatise on Ancient Operative Masonry and the Mysteries of Antiquity. the Philosophy Contained Herein is Non-Sectarian Since it is an Aspect of the Ancient Wisdom Religion. a Labor of Love in the Cause of UA fine copy in the original gilt-blocked and decorated cloth. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Uncommon in such positive condition. ; 209 pages; Description: 209 p. : ill. , 20 cm. Subjects: Freemasonry --Symbolism --Rosicrucians --Occultism.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        ASH WEDNESDAY

      New York/London:: The Fountain Press/Faber & Faber,. 1930. First edition. Number 448 of 600 copies SIGNED by Eliot. Endpapers slightly toned, as usually seen, spine and edges a little darkened, otherwise fine in supplied, matching cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Gunman

      London: Mundanus/Victor Gollancz 1930. 285pp. Red boards. Black lettering spine. Neat inscription front endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Book firm and very tidy. Yellow d/w not price clipped. Wrapper has edgewear and light soiling. Previous owner has written No. 4 on rear flap.

      [Bookseller: EldoradoBooks]
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        Scènes de la Vie Future

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1930 - Classic expression of a European intellectual's unease at the spread of modern, industrialized society, particularly as represented by American "civilization". Duhamel's work was translated into English as America the Menace, 1931. This copy is inscribed by Duhamel on the flyleaf to a another famous futurist who shared Duhamel's concerns about American society (e.g. in The Future in America, 1906): "A H.G. Wells | honneur des lettres | son fidèle | G Duhamel | Juillet 30" First edition, one of 1625 numbered copies (this being #1739), of a total edition of 1969. 8vo. . Contemporary half red calf and marbled boards, with original wrappers bound in, t.e.g., by Bayntun of Bath for Sotherans. Booklabel of H.G. Wells on verso of original front wrapper. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Whole Works of Homer; Prince of Poetts, in His Iliads, and Odysses.

      Shakespeare Head, Oxford 1930 - One of 450 numbered copies. 5 volumes. Translated from the Greek by George Chapman. Frontispiece, wood engravings and decorated borders by John Farleigh. 4to, bound in 3/4 rust calf (leather is dry and leaves residue when handled), beige cloth (rubbed), unopened text, uncut edges, t.e.g. Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and Published by Basil Blackwell, 1930. Internally fine but rubbed binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Das Liebermann-Buch

      Berlin: Paul Franke, 1930. Mit 270 Bildern. Von diesem Werk wurden 25 Exemplare in Ganzleder handgebunden und vom Kuenstler signiert. Dieses Exemplar traegt die Nummer 9. Schuber.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The New Era in Commercial Art

      Art Training Institute, Melbourne, 1930, Original Wraps, Book Condition: Very Good, Illustrated By: Ida Rentoul Outhwaite; Ted Scorfield; L F Reynolds; Tom Alban; James Northfield; George BensonSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, Undated, circa 1930. 50 page prospectus with original card wraps, wool ribbon and numerous tissue guards.. Includes a full page display of drawings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (5 drawings of fairies, koalas, rabbits): she "has made a valuable contribution to the Art Training Institute's wonderful course". Not in Muir's bibliography of Australian childrens' books. Tear to bottom spine of wrapper, edgewear to wrappers, otherwise in excellent condition, internal pages clean and unmarked.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Fisherman Mending Nets.

      New York. 1930 - Oil painting on canvas. 20 x 30 inches.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        AFFICHE : BARBAZAN

      - Date : 1930 Dimensions : 60x100cm Imp : COMMINGES Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en bon état.

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        THE EIGHTEEN-EIGHTIES. Essays by Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature. Edited by Walter de la Mare.

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1930 - FIRST EDITION, occasional library stamps to pages, pp. xxviii, 271, 8vo, original green cloth stamped in gilt to front, backstrip lettered in gilt with tips softened and shadow of previous library label, a few spots of cloth removal and scuffing to lower board, library labels (Leila Dilworth Jones Memorial Library, Connecticut) to pastedowns, dustjacket with a couple of nicks and some light chipping at head of backstrip, top corners and rear panel, good The biography of T.S. Eliot is characterised by three important loves, all of which affected his life and work in very different ways: his first marriage to Vivien[ne] Haigh-Wood was a desperately unhappy arrangement, during and after which Eliot agonised and despaired over his decisions; his second marriage, to Valerie Fletcher, was an altogether happier affair that brought him contentment and stability in the latter phase of his life. Before and between both of these relationships came Emily Hale - a childhood friend of his cousin Eleanor Hinkley, whom Eliot first met at family gatherings in his youth.Possibly emboldened by news of the disintegration of his first marriage, Hale - as Lyndall Gordon describes it, in her biography of Eliot that deals extensively with Hale in its second volume - re-established contact with Eliot in 1927, ostensibly to ask for his literary guidance in relation to her present teaching post, and by the late twenties they had become regular correspondents with numerous visits taking place on both sides of the Atlantic. One feature of their relationship that Gordon notes is his making a gift to Hale of each of his publications as they appeared - Gordon has this beginning with 'Shakespeare and the Stoicism of Seneca' in 1927, but at least one earlier publication exists that bears an inscription from Eliot to Hale ['Ara Vus Prec', with an inscription dated to 1923, sold at Sotheby's in 2011]. The majority of these were bequeathed by Hale to various institutions - Harvard, Princeton, and Scripps College - for reasons of necessity or in response to a turn in their relationship.This book has Emily Hale's holograph bookplate on the front pastedown, stating 'This book belongs to Miss Emily Hale, Abbot Academy, Andover', and so is likely to have been jettisoned by Hale following her retirement from that institution in 1957. This was in the same year that Eliot, to her surprise, married for the second time - a break that proved decisive and terminal, removing once and for all the mutually cherished possibility of their friendship becoming a romance. Despite the abundance of possible material - as well as his printed works, and their voluminous correspondence (his estate's embargo on Eliot's letters to her will be removed in 2020), Hale's bequests show her to have been the recipient of much work in manuscript and draft form - very little has come up for sale; indeed, the above-mentioned copy of 'Ara Vus Prec' is unique among auctions. Eliot's essay, 'The Place of Pater' [pp. 96-106], appears here for the first time - it was later retitled 'Arnold and Pater' - and ranks amongst his finest critical work. In terms of the gifts he made to Hale, it belongs very much in the category of her appeal to his literary authority by which their relationship experienced its rekindling, and dates from that first flush of their renewed contact. Hale's bookplate, and its subsequent fate as a library copy at Hale's own 'alma mater' (Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, Connecticut) in the seventies, supply further biographical reference points. In terms of the emotional life of the poet, there is no more significant association than the one to which this inscription refers.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Five Line Blocks of The Goops

      1930 - Five partial line blocks from one of Gelett Burgess's Goops books that had been repurposed for a McNeil Laboratories advertisement circa 1930s. Zinc metal plates mounted on wood blocks of various sizes from approximately 2" x 2.5" to 6.5" x 4". A touch of damage to the head of one Goop, likely from the blocks being cut down from a larger full-sized image, else near fine. Laid in is an Autographed Letter Signed from Grace McNeil along with an envelope and the tattered original mailer from McNeil Laboratories. Grace McNeil was the wife of Robert Lincoln McNeil, who in 1933 founded McNeil Laboratories which is now part of Johnson & Johnson. She apparently sent the wood blocks to a friend to use and explains in the letter: "These are the remnants of the 'Goops.' The book of the original design was once lent to I-don't-remember-Whom. So this is all! I don't seem to have a printing of a third flyer [advertisement], which there is a die of. If you can use them the printer can cut away the names, as we had done."The Goops were a popular series of seven children's books published by Burgess starting in 1900 with *Goops and How to be Them* and ending with *New Goops and How to Know Them* in 1951, the year of his death. The books taught children manners by exposing readers to the poor behavior of the ever bumptious Goops children depicted through pictures and verse. The line blocks here show Goops cooking, sitting at a table eating, walking with packages, and using an early telephone. McNeil Laboratories incorporated the Goops into their advertising by cutting down some of the line blocks used to print their books and recycling select images that best fit their marketing needs.A nice example of licensing for this popular 20th Century children's book and the recyclable nature of materials during The Great Depression.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Original Portrait Photograph of a Young Boy

      Lovely silver print portrait photograph Signed by Beaton. An approximately 9" x 12" image on 13.75" x 22" mount. Boldly Signed by Beaton ("Beaton") in red on the mount. Fine condition. Undated but circa 1930. The subject was the scion of a newspaper family on the Philadelphia Main Line named Peter Strassburger. His estate, along with this photograph, was sold at auction nearly two decades ago. Much of Beaton's work consists of smaller prints, and much is often unsigned. A lovely image. .

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

      NY: Dial Press, (1930) - First edition of this classic by W.R. Burnett, author of the now iconic Little Caesar. Fine copy, scarce thus, in its original very Near Fine pictorial dust jacket. Book, of course, is the basis for the popular 1931 Tod Browning-directed film starring Lew Ayres and Jean Harlow. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

      Faber, 1930. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dustjacket, tiny piece of conservation at top extremities and a fractionally paled spine. Overall, an extremely nice copy of the trade edition of Sassoon's semi-autobiographical novel, whose jacket is hardly ever found in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Leaves of Grass (1) & Democratic Vistas.

      London & Toronto, Dent & Sons, 1930.. xiii, 359 pp, 8°, gilt lettering, cloth,, Hardcover/Pappeinband antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, good copy, bon etat,, Good K18207.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel Ei]
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        Architectural Vision

      1930. Pastel drawing. 17 x 21.5 inches. Signed and dated. Framed.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Ein Führer durch das österreichische Kunstgewerbe - Les Arts Decoratifs Autrichiens - Austrian Applied Arts. Mit Geleitworten von Michael Hainisch, Alfred Roller und Josef Hoffmann.

      Leipzig, Wien u. Troppau, Heinz & Comp. 1930.. Kl.-8°. 359 S., 21 S. (Anzeigen). Mit zehn farbigen Tafeln. Flexibler OLeinenbd. m. goldgepr. Titel auf Rü. u. Vorderdeckel (Einbandentwurf v. Josef Hoffmann). An den Kapitalen rissig, Goldauflage am Rü. stellenw. abgelöst, im Text schönes u. sauberes Ex.. Erste Ausgabe. - Gutes Exemplar des gesuchten Standardwerks auf Schmutztitel v. Rochowanski eigenhändig signiert (dat. Wien 1930). - Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen des Wiener Kunstgewerbes u. a. von Otto Exinger, Oswald Haerdtl, Dagobert Peche, Michael Powolny, Hertha Zuckermann, Rudolf Larisch, Franz Ofner, Otto Prutscher, My Ullmann, Berthold Löffler, Anton Hanak, Marcel Ronay, Oskar Strnad, Vally Wieselthier, Hertha Bucher, Franz Iskra, Walter Bosse, Gudrun Baudisch, Louise Spannring, Susi Singer, Emmy Zweybrück, Poldi Wojtek, Joseph Binder, Lotte Hahn, Maria Likarz, Olga-Maria Rubin, Hugo Gorge, Anton Faistauer, Franz Zülow.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        SAGA OF FRANKIE AND JOHNNY

      1930. Fine. HELD, John Jr. THE SAGA OF FRANKIE AND JOHNNY. New York: Walter V. McKee, 1930. Limited edition. #3 of 50 numbered copies containing an extra set of 25 illustrations and signed by Held, one of the best known magazine illustrators of the 1920s.. One-quarter leather with red, green, white and yellow patchwork cloth boards in slipcase. Lettered in gilt to spine. Pages lightly toned. Slipcase lightly rubbed. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        ARCHITETTURA DEI PALAZZI DELL’ITALIA SETTENTRIONALE E DELLA TOSCANA DAL SEC. XIII AL SEC. XVII.

      Milano-Roma sd(1930) - 3 voll con bella ril. in tela, caratt. oro, cm 35x25, I° vol.: pp 22, 160 tavv b/n f.t.; II° vol.: pp 21 di t., 160 tavv b/n f.t.; III° vol.: pp 20 di t., 160 tavv b/n f.t. Ottimo esempl.

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        God Without Thunder: An Unorthodox Defense of Orthodoxy

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1930). First. First edition. 334pp. Original blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title (dulled). Spine darkened with ends starting to fray, else very good. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Lieutenant Saville T. Clark - With affection and esteem - John Crowe Ransom, August 19, 1931." Ransom's own thoughts that a vengeful God would be better for society than a gentle Jesus, but his admittance that religion is only man-made makes his argument invalid. .

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

      Washington, DC: Associated Publishers. (1930). First. First edition. Foreword by E.D.W. Jones. A couple of tiny spots to the boards else fine in an attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with two modest chips towards the center of the spine and some slight wear at the extremities. Author's second book, and first novel, a depiction of character and tenacity in slavery days. Very scarce in jacket. .

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

      Bibo and Lang, New York 1930 - Disney, Walt. MICKEY MOUSE BOOK. New York: Bibo and Lang, 1930. First edition, mixed state printing. 4to - 9" x 12". Green and black pictorial paper wrappers with minor rubbing along the spine for what is really an amazingly fresh and clean copy of the book that is almost unheard of in this condition. Sixteen numbered pages within for this very first Disney licensed publication. The book contains "The Story of Mickey Mouse" which is a story of how Mickey met Walt and got his name, "Mickey Mouse Game" which is complete and uncut, "Mickey Mouse March" and "Mickey Mouse (You Cute Little Feller)" which is a song whose lyrics had to be censored in later printings! The condition of this book is NEAR FINE. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        A Complete Catalogue Of The Etchings And Dry-Points Of Arthur Briscoe

      Halton & Truscott Smith, London 1930 - 30 page in text. 28.5 x 23 cm. Limited edition, copy 76 of 250 with an original signed etching by Arthur Briscoe. A marine painter and etcher who studied at the Slade Art School, he was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1930. An avid sailor himself, Arthur Trevor Briscoe served as a Lieutenant in the R.N.V.R. during W.W.I, holding the command of a Motor Launch: one his duties being to patrol the Scapa Flow. Bright, clean copy, additional penciled bibliographical notes in the Catalogue, Bookplate, slight spine sunning. Orig. navy cloth, beveled edges. Teg. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        MICKEY MOUSE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

      London: Dean & Son, 1930s). Hardcover. Very Good. Pop-ups (4 large double page scenic illustrations in color) + 20 b/w illustrations after Walt Disney Quarto glazed pictorial boards (marginal paper loss to one corner/rubbed to hinges at head and foot for 1cm) fine doublepage colored endpapers 48pp. A very crisp very clean copy with 4 pop-ups in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books]
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        Scrap Book of Dance Marathon Participant Mel Hildebrand

      1930. Oblong folio. Yellow and blue cloth over boards with (worn) embossed crest of Camden (New Jersey) High School. Disbound. A well worn scrapbook of mementos compiled by dance marathon contestant Mel Hildebrand. Much of the material has become detached from the pages where they were mounted, but seemingly all of it is present, with many additional items laid in. Overall fair condition, although the detached photos and scraps are usually near fine. The album includes 64 photographs, mostly of dancers, and mostly signed - several of these have been trimmed to fit in the album. They include Dance Marathon judges Dick Layer and Ernie Bernard; promoters R. Dunlap and H.J. Ross; and a large portrait of Hildebrand wearing a "Miami Athletics" sweater that is captioned, "This is the number I wore through the entire dance in Miami, Fla. 1930-'31. Mel." Among the group are several shots of dancers that have been captioned by hand. Also tipped-in are many clippings and news stories about the various dances and dancers, including advertisements, a story (possibly apocryphal) of Hildebrand inheriting $50,000 while on the dance floor, but continuing on with the competition. Also a telegram and letters from admirers wishing him luck with the dance; several commercial images and postcards, mostly of Atlantic City; a ticket to the Cinderella Ball Room in Miami, good for "one dance", and other assorted ephemera.While Dance Marathon contestants, either professional or amateur, competed to win the contest in order to take home the big prize, they also found many collateral methods of making additional money during the contest: selling souvenir programs, printed newsletters, photographs of themselves which they would autograph, etc. This scrapbook was compiled by Hildebrand, with this handwritten explanation written on one of the leaves: "Dear Friends: In this book is my collection of pictures and news of Marathons. It has taken a long time to gather together this data. I will appreciate it if you will handle this as though it were your own. Thank you, Mel Hildebrand. Buffalo, New York." However, Mel was not without a pecuniary motive. On the inside of the rear board is affixed an envelope with the following message: "If you have enjoyed looking at my scraps a small piece of silver would be greatly appreciated. Your friend, Mel. Thank You."Hildebrand is mentioned in the clippings in the book as being from Buffalo, Detroit, or Miami. Most of the scraps and photos in the album seem related to three particular Marathons: the Cinderella Ball Room in Miami in 1930-31; the "Mad Marathon" at Carlin's Park in Baltimore in 1931; and a second Mad Marathon Dance at Olympic Hall on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.The dance marathon craze was a product of the late 1920s and early 1930s, fueled by the desire for spectacle and a surfeit of available personnel during the Depression. The picture one takes away from this album is that Dance Marathons were a reasonably well organized show business enterprise, albeit one that thrived because of human frailty. June Havoc, Red Skelton, Frankie Laine, and Antia O'Day all performed as professional marathon dancers. By the mid-1930s half of the states in the union had passed bans or limits on Dance Marathons. While Dance Marathons existed as a competitive activity from the early 1920s until around 1950, this album represents the absolute height of the craze, that culminated in the 1935 publication of Horace McCoy's novel They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and the autobiographical play Marathon '33 that chronicled the actress June Havoc's experience as a 14-year-old contestant.An album by a participant in one of the more curious fads and crazes of the Great Depression. While an occasional dancer's photo will appear on the market, little primary source material and only a few printed sources for this activity are ever offered for sale.

      [Bookseller: Between The Covers]
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        Topsy Turvy's Pigtales

      New York: Rand McNally and Co.,, 1930. Octavo. Original orange cloth boards, illustrated image pasted to front board, spine lettering in black, with the dust jacket. Two toned illustrations throughout by Esther Friend. Boards lightly soiled in the jacket with chips to spine ends, shallow chipping along edges, faint soiling to panels, a very good copy. First edition, first printing. Escapades of a black stocking doll. First title in the series, Topsy Turvy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Four Faultless Felons

      Dodd Mead, New York 1930 - SCARCE in the Arthur Hawkins Art Deco dustjacket( the American 1st in jacket is scarcer than the British.). Peach-colored cloth boards printed in green and black, and with Art Deco printed endpages and pastedowns. Small, neatly-printed prior owner name in ink front endpage. Top edge lightly faded. Dustjacket is darkened at spine, and has chips at head and heels of spine and at flap folds. Photos can be supplied on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Good-Bye To All That.

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York 1930 - First American edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Advanced copy in the dust jacket without the price and the Paris Gun listed on the back flap, "To be published in February Probable Price, $3.50". Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine. Good-Bye to All That bids farewell not only to England and his English family and friends, but also to a way of life. Tracing his upbringing from his solidly middle-class Victorian childhood through his entry into the war at age twenty-one as a patriotic captain in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, this dramatic, poignant, often wry autobiography goes on to depict the horrors and disillusionment of the Great War, from life in the trenches and the loss of dear friends, to the stupidity of government bureaucracy and the absurdity of English class stratification. Paul Fussell has hailed it as "the best memoir of the First World War." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Kim.

      Gonin et Cie,, Lausanne, 1930 - Un frontispice, 15 hors-texte, 15 en-tètes, 15 vignettes-lettrines, 12 culs-de-lampe, en or et argent ainsi qu' en couleurs, dessinés par F.L. Schmied, gravés sur bois. Un des 120 exemplaires (sur 160 en tout) sur papier du Japon, signés par l'artiste. Franèois-Louis Schmied, né à Genève le 8 novembre 1873 et mort à Tahanaout, au Maroc, en janvier 1941, est un peintre, graveur sur bois, imprimeur, éditeur, illustrateur, et relieur. Franèois-Louis SCHMIED est un des grands illustrateurs de la période Art Déco. 2 vol. Environ 500 pp. in-4, Broché en feuilles sous un embo?tage double. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Caprice

      Paris: Emile-Paul Freres. (1930). First. First edition. Frontispiece by Daragnes. Text in French. Printed blue wrappers. Wrappers tanned, slight splits along the edge of the spine, a very good copy. Copy number 9 of 20 copies on Japon Imperial. Additionally this copy Signed by Dereme with a handwritten six-line poem. .

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

      London: Geoffrey Bles,, 1930. Octavo. Original pale blue boards, spine and front board lettered in black. With the dust jacket. An exceptional copy, with some mild foxing to the endleaves, in the jacket that has some nicks to the extremities. First edition, first impression. One of her first international successes, it was also the basis for the film Grand Hotel (1932), starring Greta Garbo.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SAINT JOHNSON.

      New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh The Dial Press. Toronto: Longman, Green & Co., 1930 - Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-305 [306-308: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original red cloth stamped in gold and blind, illustrated endpapers by Edna Reindel. First edition. Burnett's third novel, a fictionalized account of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday in Tombstone, Arizona, and the events leading up to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The novel was the basis for four films made between 1932 and 1955. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket (with art deco illustration by Edna Reindel) with light wear at upper spine end and corner tips and tiny, narrow chip at lower spine end. (#129009) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        A HAIR DIVIDES.

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, [1930]. - First edition. Signed by the author. Fine, bright, tight copy in a fine dust jacket. This is the story of a friendship between two unusual men. Its tragic culmination provides not only a study in fear but a mystery in terms of motives, which elevates the book to a lofty level rarely attained by most stories. The first part of the book is set in 1910, and the second part in 1930, and the story bridges the most critical epoch in the history of England. The author presents not only two different time periods, but two different worlds, where episode after episode reveals the dramatic transition from the solidity of 1910 to the chaotic possibilities of 1930. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Esquisse de l'histoire universelle

      1930 - Paris, Payot, 1930. Cartonnage éditeur, 180 x 268 mm, 580pp. EXEMPPLAIRE COMPORTANT CET AMUSANT ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé :" To Monsieur Robert Saldo the friendest vegans. H. G. Wells" . Wells écrivit un ouvrage sur le végétarisme "A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian" qui reste encore aujourd?hui une référence dans le milieu. Robert Saldo ( le plus sympa des végétariens) créa les ex-libris de nombreux écrivains et notamment celui de Wells dont nous joignons une copie ainsi que la carte de visite de l?artiste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        Royal Scott" Leaves Euston.

      LMS, Printed by McCorquodale, c. 1930. - Original poster. Approx 1000 x 1250 mm Vertical central fold, small hole in right border centre. 6 inch scratch or fine tear bottom right corner, irregular surface creasing consistent with poster being rolled. overall very good condition. Currently framed and glazed - specialist packing and additional charges will be required. Personal inspection is highly recommended. Please contact me for further information and appointment to view.

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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