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        The Secret of the Old Clock

      Grosset & Dunlap 1930 - A near fine first edition in a very good professionally restored dust jacket. Farah 1930A-1. Only three titles listed on front flap, which is the key issue point for the first printing. All later printings had four or more books listed. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        [Design drawing]: Proposed Treatment of Saloon Bar. The Margate Estates Ltd

      London: Liberty & Co.. (no date - circa 1930). A beautifully accomplished large hand-drawn rendering of a Tudor-esque club or barroom, prepared by Liberty & Co., Regent St. W., but otherwise unsigned. Pencil and watercolor. Image matted to approximately 22" x 14", in original matte, identifying the drawing, the matte is a little foxed, but very good, and later double matted and framed. Transportation at cost. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        la voie royale

      Paris, Bernard Grasset 1930 - Livre d'occasion 19,2 x 12,5 cm, demi-maroquin vert à coins, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couvertures et dos cons. (F. Tuefferd), 269 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. En partie autobiographique, La Voie royale, assez proche des Conquérants, raconte l'exploration par un jeune aventurier français de la forêt vierge du Siam ; l'analyse de ses aspirations et la description de ses aventures recoupent celles de l'expédition de Malraux lui-même en pays Khmer. Condition : Edition originale. L'un des 170 ex. num. imprimés sur vélin pur fil Lafuma (après 52 ex. sur Madagascar). Exemplaire orné de deux dessins à l'encre et d'un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. 500g. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        El cementerio marino

      Agrupación de Amigos del Libro de Arte - Paris 1930 - Traducción de Jorge Guillen. Ilustraciones dentro y fuera de texto de Gino Severini. Impreso a dos tintas. Justificación de la tirada: La tirada de esta edición, terminada el treinta y uno de Diciembre de Mil novecientos treinta por las prensas de Léon Pichon ha sido ejecutada especialmente para la Agrupación de Amigos del Libro de Arte y limitada a 300 ejemplares numerados, todos en papel de Arches en forma. Ejemplar N 288; impreso para Juan Carlos Rodríguez. Encuadernación rústica de editor; dentro de una carpeta en 1⁄2 tela. Sin paginar. 34x26,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MAX WEBER. Signed

      New York: Downtown Gallery, 1930 Sm 4to., minor wear to spine tips. [6 3/4" x 10"] bound in brown paper covered boards. Quarter modern brown calf spine with title in gilt. Illustrated with numerous black & white plates. One of a limited edition of only 250 numbered copies. This one inscribed by Weber to one of the collectors whose work appears in the catalogue; 45 pages of English text by Holger Cahill. Includes 32 reproductions of Weber 's work from oil, drawings, lithographs, & one page of five of his sculptures. Tissue guards present. Catalogue of 38 lithographs at the back. A nice production with typography by S. A. Jacobs, presswork by Stratford Press, & reproductions by Meride n Gravure Co.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,. [1930]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xi [xii] 1-355 [356: printer's imprint] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "630" at bottom of page 8 inserted at rear,. original dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold.. A fine, bright copy in near fine, bright yellow-orange printed dust. jacket with light shelf wear at upper spine end and a circular closed. tear at center of spine panel repaired internally with tape which is. no longer present but which has left tape stains on the inner surface. and mild discoloration on the outer surface. Still a very nice above. average copy of an influential book which is quite scarce in jacket.. (#134275). First edition, first impression. Variant with 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "630" inserted at rear. Published 23 October 1930. 2036 copies printed. The author's first novel, "one of the most remarkable imaginative works in the field of futuristic fiction: an account of human development during the next hundreds of millions of years." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. "On his own terms, Stapledon is unequaled, and he certainly has been one of the major influences on contemporary science fiction." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1140-43. "LAST AND FIRST MEN and STAR MAKER soar far beyond the accepted limits of science fiction... Stapledon is the great classical example, the cold pitch of perfection as he turns scientific concepts into vast ontological epic prose poems, the ultimate SF writer." - Aldiss, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Stapledon's "influence, both direct and indirect, on the development of many concepts which now permeate genre SF is probably second only to that of H. G. Wells." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151- 53. Aldiss, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3- 56; (1981) 2-98; (1987) 2-109; (1995) 2-119; and (2004) II-1069. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2086. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 718. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151- 52. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 204-05. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 190. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 200-03. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1140-43. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13553. Satty and Smith A3.1.1.

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        Hector; la novela de ambiente Mexico

      the author, Marpha, TX 1930 - 377p., first edition, original wrappers rebound in waterstained boards, some loss of sizing and mildew stain, textblock also slightly affected. No mustiness. (Original cover illustration is bound in, green and red on coated white paper, in which the title lettering drips like blood onto roses growing in a cactus wilderness.) Gram is the pseudonym of David G. Ramirez, a Mexican priest who lived in San Antonio during the Cristero War for a decade starting around 1925. One of the rarest titles in Mexican American literature because of the imprint. We would not be surprised if the imprint were faked, and the book was actually published in northern Mexico, unlike subsequent editions [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc.]
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      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930., 1930. First edition. Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias. A fine contemporary presentation copy inscribed from the author to Lillian Hellman, "For Lillian Hellman, with gratitude and affection. Ever, Corey Ford, Oct. 1930." Cloth lightly rubbed at head of spine and bottom edge of rear cover, else a near fine copy in a splendid dust jacket with one small closed tear to the bottom edge of the front cover. Security seal is present, but broken by a former owner in order to learn the solution to the mystery.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. 1930. Octavo,. cloth.. A near fine copy in very good plus dust jacket which is somewhat dust. soiled. Scarce. (#84040). First edition. A Philo Vance parody.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's, 1930. 1st Hardcover Octavo. (x) 431pp. Numerous in-text black & white illustrations. SIGNED and dated by James on ffep; scarce thus. Green cloth with gilt lettering and black stamped cowboy on his horse on front cover in orange color illustrated dustjacket. First printing of the first edition with "August, 1930" and Scribner's "A " to copyright page. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (light spine fading; minor wear to extremities); the nicest copy we've seen. One of the best and most wanted of James' work. While the book is titled "My Life Story," it appears that the details up until his mid-teens are entirely fiction, the rest of the book is a blend of fact and fiction. (Will James p. 40; Dobie p. 108). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        Apollo e la Fortuna.

      1930 - Incisione allegorica ricca di suggestioni medievali, firmata Benvenuto Disertori. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Benvenuto Disertori" di Paolo Bellini e Alessia Alberti, scheda n. 46 p. 62. Firma autografa dell’artista. Terzo stato. Formato: Acquaforte e bulino di dimensioni 261x259 mm (inc.) e 298x276 mm (las.). Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Lone Cowboy My Life Story

      New York, NY, U.S.A: Charles Schibner's Sons, 1930. The life story of Will James told by himself. (Ref. #ACC-G63).. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by James, Will. 6" x 8-1/2" Tall. Autobiography/Biographies.

      [Bookseller: Shelf Lives]
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        Original drawing (Tennis Player) for a New Yorker magazine cartoon

      New York: The New Yorker, Ca. 1940s. Image 7 x 6 inches. Pen and ink on paper, signed "Steig" in pencil. Matted and framed . A tennis player, in playing garb and racket under his arm, pauses for a deep swig from his flask. "William Steig is the doyen of New Yorker artists, having contributed to the magazine since 1930. He is the author of more than forty books, including many beloved children's books. His drawings and watercolors are in the permanent collections of numerous museums ... " (The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). This is a vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists, whose popularity has never waned

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        10 légendes en marge du livre.

      Creuzevault frères 1930 - - Creuzevault frères, Paris 1930, 20,5x27,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Waterloo Bridge

      New York: Scribners. 1930. First. First edition. Slight offsetting on the front fly, else fine in very good dustwrapper with some modest chipping, particularly at the crown and with a small ink spot on the front panel. Very nicely Inscribed by the author: "To William Phelps with love and gratitude -- Robert Emmet Sherwood, April 1930." Fourth play by the four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner (three for Drama and one for Biography), about a London chorus girl reduced to prostitution during WWI. Basis for two excellent films, the first made by James Whale in 1931 with Mae Clarke (and with Bette Davis in one of her earliest performances), the other by Mervyn LeRoy with Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        XXe Siècle, Pablo Picasso, Chroniques du Jour

      Paris, France: Chroniques Du Jour, 1930. Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Translated from the Spanish by Francisco Amunategui. Original orange European over-wrappers, plus a glassine DJ protector. The cover portrait photograph by Man Ray. This is copy no. 113 of 550 copies in French from a total edition of 1250 copies. This edition of Pablo Picasso is the fifth work issued as part of the XXe Siècle Collection. Broché 28 x 23 cm, couverture illustrée. 11 x 9 inches. Printed 15 December 1930 by Les Soins des Impressions A.B.C. The matte paper over-wrappers are impressively clean though there is some loss of the over-wrappers along the spine. This is scarcely noticeable, however, because the underneath wrappers are undamaged. Crisp black-stamped lettering to the front wrapper. The black lettering to the spine is partly worn away. Generally unbumped spine head and tail. Text block firmly bound in. 61 numbered pages, with no missing pages. With 4 pochoir color plates (included in pagination), 48 black and white plates following text, and other smaller illustrations within text. Pochoir color plates with pristine tissue guards. The 48 B&W plates are discreetly numbered on the reverse side, upper left corner. A hint of age-toning to the pages, as is typical with this book. Else an exceptionally clean copy, inside and out. Still rather tight; almost no fanning. Gently read. A Very Good copy. Scarce in this condition. An important early work on Picasso.. First French Edition. Paperback. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Picasso, Pablo. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.

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      Faber & Faber, London 1930 - Blue paper wrappers, mostly very good with some faults: spine rubbed, with bottom section torn away, edges a little chipped and frayed, with bite from lower edge of back panel. Slightly soiled, back cover a little scraped, front cover very nice. Bloomfield A. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        An Excerpt from Lady Chatterley's Lover

      [n.p, february 1930] - Roberts, quoting Black Sun Books Catalogue 94, item 77, notes that Kent wrote a letter on March 10, 1930 to the EXCERPT's publisher, in which he complains that they had not had permission to use his drawing; but that he gives that permission anyway Privately printed, limited numbered edition, no. 34 of 50 copies. 4to. Headpiece is an unpublished illustration by R.K. [Rockwell Kent]. 4 pp. on single folded sheet. Fine. Provenance: George Macy. Roberts, "Bibliography of D.H. Lawrence," (Third edition), Appendix I, B, # V. p. 754. Not in Zigrosser, ROCKWELL KENTIANA; Johnson, ROCKWELL KENT; McDonald, D.H. LAWRENCE

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      Faber & Faber, London 1930 - 79pp. G++/no jacket. Blue coloured paper covers with black lettering and red border lines. Unclipped price (2s 6d net). Joints to cover worn with tiny loss to top back cover at spine hinge. Split to front spine hinge (120mm). Clean inside pages with no inscriptions. Thus vgc. Untrimmed fore edge. Printed by Trend & Co of Plymouth. Rare 1st. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover. Including My skirmish with Jolly Roger.

      S.n. [Edward Titus] Lecram Press 1930 - - S.n. [Edward Titus] Lecram Press, Paris 1930, 15x19,5cm, broché. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Vile Bodies

      London, Chapman and Hall,, 1930. Octavo. Original black and red snakeskin patterned cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the Waugh designed dust jacket. Housed in a crimson quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. A superb copy in the somewhat frayed and very lightly rubbed dust jacket with some tiny loss at the tips. First edition, first impression. Waugh's second novel and one of the hardest to find in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original artwork: "Tightening Up the Green Belt

      , c. 1930's c. 1930's. Original artwork in pen and ink. Approx. size 27.5 x 38 cm. Signed Rough Sketch Heath Robinson to the lower right. Mounted, glazed and framed.

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        La plus amoureuse.

      Partout ou l'on s'amuse. Ohne weitere Angaben [um 1930.]. 8°. 124 S. mit 6 kolorierten pornografischen Illustrationen auf Tafeln. Priv.-Ganzleder mit RTitel. Goldgepr. Illustration auf dem VDeckel; in den Ecken erigierte Penisse um einen mittig zentrierten liegenden Halbakt.. Eins von 350 numerierten Exemplaren. Als Künstler zeichnet ein Eres. Neben Bekanntem finden sich Doppeldecker, Hündchen- u. Kinderspiele. Auffällig ist die frische Kolorierung; Schamlippen, Münder, Brustwarzen und Eicheln strahlen in hellstem Rot. Einband leicht berieben. Innen etwas gelockert und fingerfleckig. Druck auf unbeschnittenem Bütten. Dutel 2220.

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        Cimarron ( signed )

      Doubleday Doran 1930 - Stated "first edition" in a good jacket with chipping from the top and bottom of the spine, edge wear,a small hole about the size of a dime roughly in the center of the spine, chipping at all points, $2.50 on the jacket flap. Spine lean, spotting to the boards, and a large bookplate on the cover verso making the condition of this copy only good. Signed by Ferber and dated Phoenix 1934. Despite condition issues a very scarce signed and dated copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Doubleday, Doran and Company, Garden City 1930 - First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a small scrape at the top of the front panel. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "Inscribed for Alice Fells. Edna Ferber. April 1930." A novel of frontier life in Oklahoma. Wesley Ruggles directed the 1931 film starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne, in her first major role, as a couple who brave the Oklahoma Land Rush (one of the greatest western scenes ever filmed) and then help settle the territory. It was an early winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, and screenwriter Howard Estabrook also won an Oscar. A very nice copy, and uncommon signed. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Chemistry Shacks, Berkeley.

      Oakland, Calif., ca. 1930s. - Original watercolor by Doris Miller Johnson (1907-2001). Image size: 265 x 353 mm. Signed: "Doris Miller, April 1935." Exhibited at Pals Club Tea, Hotel Senator, Sacramento, April 21, 1937. From the personal collection of the artist. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      - Date : 1930 Dimensions : 61x99cm Imp : J. Robillon Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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      - Date : 1930 Dmensions : 63x100cm Imp : L. Serre & Cie Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        AFFICHE : JURA - LAC DE MALBUISSON Autocars P.L.M. au départ de BESANCON

      - Date : 1930 Dimensions : 63x100cm Imp : Lucien Serre Paris Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        Fotografický obzor. Collection of photo supplements.

      A. Majital; Svaz Ceskoslovenských klubu fotografu amatéru 1930-1937, Prague - 2 volumes, 27 cm. Title page (from 1930 issue), and 630 gravure reproductions of photographs that appeared as an 8-page supplement to each monthly issue of Fotographicky Obzor for the years 1930-1937, collected and specially bound in two quarto volumes. Pagination, where present, is not consecutive because signatures from different numbers have been interleaved for binding purposes. Bound in half cloth over decorated paper boards. A bit thumbed, but very good overall. A compact and probably unique illustrated survey of these glory years of Czech photography. While professional Czech photographers between the wars made their livings from portraits and souvenir books, the amateurs pushed the limits of photography as an art. The greatest of these, Sudek and Ruzicka, exhibited with the "Amateur Photography Club," and published their work in the Rozhledy Fotografa Amatera and its successor, Fotographicky obzor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Hutchinson & Co.London.,Circa 1930. - FIRST EDITION.8vo.Erratum slip after title page.Book not dated and only 4 copies listed on Copac.British Library gives no date.Oxford and Trinity,Dublin date it as 1930.National Library of Scotland dates it to 1929,the year of the original French edition.The adverts on the back of the dustwrapper list New Hutchinson titles that were not published until 1930 so I would give that as the most probable publication date.Previous owners name,army rank,address & date (1942) on front free endpaper.Some spotting to the page edges which has effected a few text pages but not heavily.Red cloth with black ruling and lettering.Original dustwrapper with new reduced price sticker applied just above the printed price (2/6) on the spine.Colour illustration on front panel,designed by "B W".Rear panel has publishers list of new titles.A couple of closed tears and chips to rear panel.Spine very slightly chipped and front panel with just minimal rubbing to edges.Overall a very good book in a very good example of this scarce dustwrapper.:wph.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        SHOW ME DEATH!

      Harpers & Brothers, New York 1930 - Good+ in boards. Lean to spine. 3 large previous owner stamps to end pages. The true 1st edition as stated: First Edition. Scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bridge

      New York: Horace Liveright. (1930). First. First American edition (preceded by the very limited French edition). Photograph by Walker Evans. Faint offsetting to the front fly, else fine in a good dustwrapper with some restoration and that has been slightly misprinted by the publisher. One of the highspots of 20th Century poetry. Connolly 100. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Criminal Justice in America. Setaro 172

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1930 - The dedication copy, presented to Theodore Francis Green, with Dean Pound's lengthy, personal inscription on the front blank dated September 22, 1930 First edition of Pound's 1924 Colver Lectures delivered at Brown University upon a subject which had long occupied him, with both his proposed reforms and his historical analysis of criminal justice in 19th century America and in England [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Eyre & Spottiswoode 1930 - First edition, deluxe issue. Number 155 of 185 deluxe copies, signed by Lionel Edwards. Large 4to. Publisher's quarter vellum over red cloth boards, with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. A very good copy, vellum slightly dusty and a finger mark to one plate mount. 12 colour plates and nine black and white drawings. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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      New York / London: The Fountain Press, Inc. / Faber and Faber, 1930. First Edition, Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Signed. The first appearance of this first of Eliot’s long poems after his conversion to Anglicanism. Limited to 600 copies, Signed by Eliot, it preceded the trade edition published later in the same month. This is #146 of 600. Bound in blue silk and stamped in gilt. There is some very light spotting to the boards, and slight toning to the endpapers. Housed in publisher’s paper-covered slipcase, which has some surface rubbing, and 1 1/2” piece missing from the edge.

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        Uncle Dottery. A Christmas Story. With two wood-engravings by Eric Gill

      Bristol, Douglas Cleverdon,, 1930. Slim octavo (205 mm × 130 mm). Original quarter vellum, green boards, titles to spine gilt. Light partial toning to endpapers and half-title, spine slightly discoloured, a very good copy. Limited edition of 350 copies, numbered and signed by the author. This copy is one of 50, bound in quarter vellum with an envelope pasted at back containing two extra plates.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Putnam 1930 - London and New York first edition F/F.Red cloth black lettering ,no inscriptions foxing or stains ,88 pages ,1 colour frontispiece ,13 black and white illustrations by harry rountree. The book was printed by the westminster press in the uk who printed separate wrappers for the the UK and the US markets,the US priced at US$2 and the UK 5/-. This copy has the US wrapper .There appears to be a mystery about the true UK first as up to now a few serious collectors including terry zobeck who is soon to publish the difinitive bibliography have been unable to find a copy .All the copies we have found are Ists with the cheap wrapper C1932 which has titles listed on the rear panel not published until 1932 ,so if you have a copy with the true Ist wrapper let us know as this has become the holy grain for o'brian collectors. Wed love to know if a copy exists .The wrapper would almost certainly have been printed at the same time as the US ,but perhaps something happened to them .Its unlikely that Putnams would have printed more US wrappers than the UK and I have seen 6 copies of the US of which I have 3 ,so until a copy with the UK wrapper turns up we have to assume that at this point the true Ist is the US ,but terry and I would love to be proved wrong. The book turns up quite often but the wrapper almost always is chipped or stained or aged which makes this item rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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      G.P. Putnam's Sons 1930 - 1st 1930. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. This is Patrick O'Brian's first book, written when he was still in school, under his old name 'Patrick Russ'. Red cloth with green titles. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations. Caesar is a cub in the Tibetan forests; it follows his early wild life, how he became an orphan and also tells of his capture and taming. Spine and cover edges are faded, with some more fading starting to affect front and back covers. Light foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. In 2ND issue dustwrapper. The wrapper is showing browning, to same parts that are faded undernath. A few light marks - but wrapper doesn't have an apparent tears or chips. A beautiful book! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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