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        Beau Brummell

      Rimington & Hooper, New York 1930 - One quarter red cloth gilt lettered on spine over grey paper boards with paper label peacock on front panel. Wrapped in publishers original acetate cover.Housed in green cardboard slipcase with peacock label. Limited to 550 copies of which this is #108. Signed by Virginia Woolf in her characteristic purple ink opposite the title page. A near fine copy with minor spotting in well worn but expertly repaired slipcase. Superior copy. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Beau Brummell (signed, limited edition)

      Rimington & Hooper, New York 1930 - Printed by William Edwin Rudge from designs by W.A. Dwiggins for Rimington & Hooper New York. 4to. Original cloth backed grey linen boards with printed paper peacock label that is duplicated on publisher's green cardboard slipcase. Slipcase soiled and damaged on corner, spot on front cover of the book, label faded. Inside clean with no markings or inscriptions besides Virginia Woolf's signature. This is number 524 of a total edition of 550. Additional photographs on request. Google 'Ceebe100' to watch a video of this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Concept Books]
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        Works of Edmund Spenser, The

      Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press & Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1930. Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press & Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1930. - The Shakespeare Head Spenser[SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS]. SPENSER, Edmund. The Works of Edmund Spenser. Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press & Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1930-1932.One of 375 numbered copies on Batchelor’s Shakespeare Head handmade paper (this copy being No. 134), out of a total edition of 386 copies. Eight large octavo volumes (11 3/16 x 7 1/8 inches; 285 x 194 mm.). [8], 135, [1, blank], [3], 140*-144*, 137-306, [1], [1, blank]; [8], 252; [8], 220, [1], [3, blank]; [8], 240, [1], [7, blank]; [8], 260, [2], [2, blank]; [8], 415, [1]; [8], 240, [1], [3, blank]; [8], 278, [2] pp. With 111 woodcut illustrations, decorations, and title vignettes after and by Hilda Quick, all hand-colored, except for five that are printed in red and black. A Vewe of the Present State of Ireland with pictorial woodcut title-page border and woodcut frontispiece map of Ireland by Macdonald Gill, both hand-colored. Lettering for half-titles, title-pages, headings, and initials printed in red, black, and blue after designs by Joscelyne Gaskin, some shoulder notes printed in red, with occasional text printed in red and black.Bound in the original quarter green Hermitage calf over marbled boards by Douglas Cockerell. Vellum tips. Spines lettered and dated in gilt. All edges uncut. A fine set. In the original glassines. Publisher's prospectus loosely laid in."The text of the present edition of Spenser’s Works has been prepared by Professor W.L. Renwick. It follows in every case the first edtions The decorations have been designed and engraved on wood by Hilda Quick, those in The Shepheardes Calender being based on the cuts in the original editions. The initial letters and the letterings for the title-page and headings have been engraved by her from designs by Joscelyne Gaskin" (Volume I, preliminary p. [8])."The text has been newly prepared from the original editions by Professor W.L. Renwick The headings and initial letters, drawn by Joscelyne Gaskin and engraved on wood by Hilda Quick, will be printed in colour. The decorations, in part based on the woodcuts in the early editions but for the most part original, designed and engraved on wood by Hilda Quick, will be coloured by hand" (Publisher’s Prospectus)."The eight volumes of Spenser, 1930, are equally good—different, as the character of the author, is, but in merita nothing to choose between them. Perhaps the small devices below Spenser’s sonnets, printed in black and in the vellum copies beautifully laid with gold, are the most discreet and opulent form of decoration, fitting and in flawless taste" (Franklin, p. 150).Franklin, pp. 150, 236. Ransom, Selective Check Lists, p. 17, no. 67.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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      London: William Jackson (Books) Ltd., 1930. - Large octavo. Gilt polished buckram, t.e.g. Frontis by Ray Garnett. Spine sunned, minor foxing to endsheets, otherwise a very good copy, with patchy remnants of the glassine laid in. First edition, published as #1 of the Furnival Books. Foreword by Sylvia Townsend Warner. Copy #453 of 550 numbered copies (500 for sale), printed at the Chiswick Press and signed by the author. This copy is additionally inscribed by the author, nearly filling the front endsheet, to the publisher, Alan W. Steele, and incorporating a substantial quotation from the text. It is also signed by Ray Garnett, and by Townsend Warner at the end of her Foreword. An additional loose (proof?) impression of the frontispiece is laid in. Those copies offered for general sale were signed only by the author. Steele was Director of William Jackson, Ltd., and some of the later volumes in the series were published with a slip noting assumption of publication by his own firm, Joiner & Steele. His pencil ownership signature appears on the free endsheet.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Maltese Falcon

      Knopf 1930 - First Edition, First Printing. A spectacular copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION WITH THE ORIGINAL dustjacket. This first issue dustjacket has benefitted from some professional restoration. The end result it a stunning dustjacket that is vivid in colors with no chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition with light wear to the spine and panels. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy in collector's condition. We buy Hammett First Editions with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Maltese Falcon.

      New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1930. - The First Printing of The First Edition. 8vo.(5"x7.5"). Extravagantly bound in full, gilt ruled ebony Morocco by Zahensdorf for Asprey of London. gilt-ruled spine compartments with gilt titles. Gilt-tooled raised bands, head and tailpieces. Extremely elaborate fleural turn-ins. Marbled endsheets. All edges gilded. Innocuous tiny patch of rubbing to front cover, else a Very Fine, flawless, exquisitely bound copy of perhaps the most significant work of American Crime Fiction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Maltese Falcon

      Alfred A. Knopf 1930 - First Edition, First Printing. A facsimile dustjacket that is excellent condition. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and with some wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Hammett First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice in Wonderland

      Paris: The Black Sun Press,, 1930. Illustrated with Six Coloured Lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Oblong quarto (242 × 285 mm). Contemporary Art Deco inspired red three-quarter morocco by Whitman Bennett for Harry F. Marks, titles to spine, rabbit design to upper board, and top edge gilt, floral patterned sides. In matching slipcase. Frontispiece and 5 colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Small mark to upper board, joints lightly rubbed. An excellent copy of a volume that is normally foxed; scarce in this condition. First Black Sun Press edition, a total of 790 copies, this copy from the American issue of 420 copies, this is one of 50 printed on Japanese vellum. A major association copy, that of renowned New York City bookman Harry F. Marks, Black Sun Press' distributor in America, and custom bound for him by Whitman Bennett. This binding design is known in other examples of the book, and may be the publisher's presentation bindings. Alice in Wonderland was one of The Black Sun Press' "finest efforts, justifiably renowned" (Heritage Books catalogue 182, 1991), published in the year following Harry Crosby's notorious suicide. Illustrator Marie Laurencin (1883–1956) was a French painter and stage designer who illustrated several books and was part of the circle of artists that included Georges Braque, and Pablo Picasso.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Maltese Falcon

      Knopf, 1930. 1st ed, 1st printing. hardcover. Lite stains on covers, a VG tight copy. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

      [Bookseller: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL]
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      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930.. Oblong small quarto. Printed wrappers. A fine, nearly untouched copy, without foxing, in glassine wrapper and somewhat worn and soiled publisher's slipcase and chemise. First edition in this format. Illustrated with six original color lithographs by Marie Laurencin printed by Desjobert of Paris. From a total edition of 790 copies, this is one of 350 copies on Rives (of 420) for distribution in the United States. MINKOFF A39. MONOD 2304.

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        Alice in Wonderland

      Black Sun Press, Paris 1930 - Limited to 350 copies on Rives Paper. Illustrated with 6 full page colour lithographs. Bound in paper printed wrappers and glassine. Some loss to glassine wrapper at head and heel of spine, pink paper covered chimise and card slipcase faded and with some wear along edges; chimise with a spot of damp. Size: 4to - Oblong [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Maltese Falcon

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1930 - Grey cloth with dark blue titles and decorations to spine and the falcon on the front panel. Wrapped in FACSIMILE DUST JACKET. Cloth a little soiled with edgewear. Pencil inscription on endpaper. A nice copy of Hammett's third and best known book. Size: Small 8 Vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Giorgio de Chirico. Galerie Alfred Flechtheim Berlin, Lützowufer 13. Ausstellung 19. Oktober bis Anfang November 1930.

      Berlin, Druck von A. Bagel A.-G. Düsseldorf. 1930,. 15,6 x 12,4 cm, 12 Seiten, 4 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, illustrierte Original-Klammerheftung (etwas berieben), gutes Exemplar.. Dascher (2011), 469; Abbildung des Kataloges Seite 270. - Mit Leihgaben in der Ausstellung von George Grosz, Dr. Koch Darmstadt, Hermann Lange Krefeld, Dr. Hans Wendland Lugano und der Staatsoper am Platz der Republik-Berlin.

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        Plakat - Niesen. Lithographie.

      Bern, Kümmerly u. Frey, 1930 - 100 x 70 cm, Zustand A (kleine Randläsuren) 1000 gr.

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        Typed Letter - Signed

      Chicago, Il 1930 - Signed "J S McDonnell Jr" on AirTransport Engineering Corporation letterhead and is dated June 12, 1930. The letter has a very minor marking of a paper clip on the top center area, otherwise is in fine condition. James Smith McDonnell was born in Denver, Colo., April 9, 1899. He grew up in Little Rock, Ark., where his father, also named James McDonnell, was a successful cotton merchant and ran a general store. Every morning before school, young James S. McDonnell delivered copies of the Arkansas Gazette on horseback. He graduated from Little Rock High School in 1917, just as World War I broke out. McDonnell served briefly as a private in the Army and then attended Princeton University, from which he graduated with honors in physics in 1921. While in college, he joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). After Princeton, he enrolled at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for graduate studies in aeronautical engineering. While still at MIT, he continued his ROTC affiliation, passed the Army Air Service physical and passed much of the ground-school work required for pilots. In August 1923, McDonnell was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Air Service Reserve and assigned to Brooks Field, Texas, for flight training. He graduated from MIT in 1925. After earning his pilot's wings, McDonnell spent a year as a "gypsy pilot," doing odd jobs for people who owned airplanes. Finally, he landed a job as aeronautical engineer and pilot with Huff Doland Airplane Co. in Ogdensburg, NY and subsequently a stress analyst and draftman with the Consolidated Aircraft Company of Buffalo, NY in 1924-1925. In April 1927, he heard about a competition offered by the Guggenheim Foundation for the design of a safe, light, training aircraft. The next year, McDonnell and two colleagues, Constantine Zakhartchenko and James Cowling, decided to leave Hamilton, which was being absorbed by the United Aircraft and Transportation Corporation, and organize J.S. McDonnell Jr. & Associates. The three entered the "Doodlebug" in the competition, but it didn't win, and the hard economic times of the Great Depression kept it out of production. Meanwhile in 1929, McDonnell becamevice-president of Airtransport Engineering Coorperation, a Chicago consulting firm, and in 1931 he left that job to become an engineer and test pilot with the Great Lakes Aircraft Coorporation in Cleveland, OH whre he remained until 1932. On June 30, 1934, he married Mary Elizabeth Finney, whose father, Dr. John Finney, was founder of the American College of Surgeons. McDonnell resigned from Martin in 1938, determined to form his own company. On July 6, 1939, he incorporated the McDonnell Aircraft Corp. in St. Louis, Mo. Within the next three decades, the company would become the leading producer of jet fighters and would build the first spacecraft to carry an American into orbit. By the mid-1960s, McDonnell Aircraft Corp. was the largest employer in Missouri, and in 1967, it expanded its operation by merging with the largest employer in California, the Douglas Aircraft Co. James S. McDonnell took over as chairman and chief executive officer of the McDonnell Douglas Corp. In 1971, his nephew, Sanford N. McDonnell, became president, and James S. McDonnell was chairman of the board and chief executive officer. His nephew took over as CEO in 1972. James Smith McDonnell remained chairman of the board of directors until his death on Aug. 22, 1980. During his career, James Smith McDonnell received numerous awards and honorary degrees. His awards included the Robert Collier Trophy, the Guggenheim Medal, Founders Medal of the National Academy of Engineering and the NASA Public Service Award. He was remembered for his many civic duties, particularly his chairmanship of the United Nations Association of the United States. In 1958, the McDonnell Aircraft Corp. was the first organization in the world to celebrate United Nations Day as a paid holiday. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Legends In History]
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        [French Erotic Print]: One Man & Two Women (circa 1930)

      [not indicated: not indicated. circa 1930]. Hand colored pochoir print on fine wove paper. Image size (height preceding width) measures approximately 28 x 18 cm. Near fine. Signed "ERES." Could be one of the eight original prints also signed "Eres," for the pornographic novel Aventures d'une satyre (attributed to Jane de Rozat) published in Paris in the mid-1930s. .

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      Montaner y Simon, Barcelona 1930 - Mapas en color. Desplegables. XIX + 231 pag. Ciento setenta láminas con cien cartas generales y ciento treinta mapas parciales y de detalle. Obra redactada y ejecutada por la oficina cartográfica del T. C. I. Edicion especial hispanoamericana adaptada por el profesor P. Vila. Size: 50 x 30 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Connaissance de l'Est.

      Gonin,, Lausanne, 1930 - Lausanne, Gonin, 1930. 4°. 97 (5) S. Mit 1 sign. Orig.-Aquarell, 1 farb. Titelvignette, 8 farb. Holzschnitttafeln, 23 farb. Holzschnitte im Text, 8 farb. Schlussvignetten und 22 farb. Initialen sowie die farbige Suite mit 31 Tafeln auf Japan und die Suite in Schwarz mit 31 Tafeln von Philippe Gonin nach Jean Berque. Brauner Orig.-Maroquinband mit Halbmaroquin-Chemise in Schuber. Monod 2833. - Vorzugsausgabe mit Aquarell und den beiden Suiten, jedoch Nr. 15, das gemäss Impressum keine Vorzugsausgabe mehr sein sollte (gibt 10 Ex. an). Vom Verleger im Impressum signiert. Gesamtauflage war 140 Ex. - Der Schuber minim berieben, sonst tadelloses Exemplar. Brauner Orig.-Maroquinband mit Halbmaroquin-Chemise in Schuber. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Years of Grace

      Houghton 1930 - First Edition. A wonderful copy. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, with minor wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this FIRST EDITION second issue with a superb facsimile dustjacket from the original. We buy Margaret Barnes First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        TWENTY YEARS AT HULL-HOUSE With Autobiographical Notes

      New York: MacMillan Company. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1930. Later Printing. Hardcover. Foxing to DJ; Inscribed 'faithfully yours' by the author; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 462 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Soldiers' Pay.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1930 - Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in red. Text somewhat browned, first gathering a little sprung. Very good. First UK edition, second impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "William Faulkner for Else 11 Dec 1950". Signed and dated (1938) on the front free endpaper by the writer and journalist Thorsten Jonsson (1910-1950). Faulkner met Else Jonsson at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden in December 1950. She was the recent widow of Thorsten Jonsson the journalist and critic who had been instrumental in getting Faulkner published in Sweden. On the night of the Nobel dinner 11th December - Faulkner walked Else home. He inscribed whatever copies of his books she had in the apartment and the two began a passionate affair which lasted several years. The couple met several times in Paris. Faulkner destroyed her letters to him but his side of the correspondence is one of the fullest and most remarkable extant. Faulkner's relationship with Else Jonsson was undoubtedly the most significant of his later life. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        L'Architecture Moderne Au Maroc. II: Constructions particulieres

      Librairie de la Construction Moderne, Paris 1930 - 7 pages in French text. Oblong folio, 31.5 x 25 cm. Sixty captioned plates printed recto only lose as issued. This volume depicts houses and hotels in Casablanca, Marrakech, and Rabat, with renderings of floor plans to scale and garden designs. A companion volume to Descamaps, Volume I, on modern Moroccan architecture covering Public Buildings. Clean, fresh copy, a few plates with small smudge marks in margins not affecting image or text. Rebacked in black cloth, black cloth ribbons new. Orig. cloth and board portfolio with cloth ties, color illustration mounted on front cover. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Le arti d'oggi. Architettura e arti decorative in Europa.

      Bestetti e Tuminelli,, Milano, 1930 - In-4° grande (340x255mm); pp. (2), 22 + 435 tavole in bianco e nero e a colori. Legatura editoriale t. tela con illustrazione a colori di G. Rosso. Restauri alle cerniere e alle cuffie. Buon esemplare. Edizione originale di questa imponente e rara documentazione sul Déco italiano ed europeo curata dal famoso storico dell'arte Roberto Papini (Pistoia, 1883- Modena, 1957). Il volume, profusamente illustrato, tratta di architetture, interni, mobili, metalli, ceramiche, vetri, merletti, ricami, tessuti, legature di Beherns, Depero, Gropius, Lalique, Ponti, Venini, ecc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Crowborough Edition of the Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 24 volumes

      Doubleday, Doran 1930 - Signed by Arthur Conan Doyle in the first volume. Number 612 of 760 copies. Complete 24 volume set in fine condition. Text is bright, clean, unmarked, with no previous owner's bookplates or names. Gilt to upper page edges is intact. Paper titles on spine are slightly darkened from age, but are crisp, in fine condition. One small dark spot to edge of first volume, slightly larger than the head of a pin (we're hoping it came from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's pipe when he held the book to sign it). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: The Crowborough Edition in 24 volumes [signed by Doyle]

      Doubleday, Doran, Garden City 1930 - 24 volumes, octavo; frontispiece portrait in first volume, rubricated title-pages. Bound in linen-backed tan boards, paper spine labels, gilt signature facsimile on covers, top edges gilt. Inner hinge cracked (easily repairable) in Volume I. A clean, tight set. 8.75" x 6" This is #550 of 760 sets, with Volume I signed on the limitation page by A. Conan Doyle. (The limitation notice and set number precede the half-title of each volume.) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Imaginary Letters

      Paris: Black Sun Press. 1930. First. First edition. Pages uncut, slight loss at the crown else near fine in stiff wraps and the original glassine dustwrapper, in a good cardboard slipcase lacking the bottom panel. Copy 297 of 300 numbered copies on Navarre Paper. .

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        The Whole Works of Homer, Prince of Poetts, in His Illiads and Odysses

      Oxford, England Shakespeare Head Press 1930-31. - Very Good with no dust jacket. Inv. #1023A. Five volumes. Chapman, George (Trans.) The Whole Works of Homer, Prince of Poetts 1930-31, Basil Blackwell for the Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford, England. "His Iliads and Odysses, Translated according to the Greeke by George Chapman." Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and published for the Press by Basil Blackwell. Five Volumes. Vol. 1 and 2, The Iliad; Vol.3 and 4, The Odysses; Vol.5, Batrachomyomachia, or the Battaile of Frogs and Mise; His Hymns and Epigrams. Woodcut frontispiece portraits of Homer and woodcut title-page borders in the first and fifth volumes, woodcut dedication page, forty-eight full-page woodcut illustrations (one preceding each book of The Iliad and The Odyssey), woodcut section title-border for "Achilles' Shield," all by John Farleigh. Original publisher's binding of one-half crushed red Levant morocco over tan buckram boards, gilt lettering on spines, uncut edges. Number 360 of 450 numbered copies. An excellent set of this marvelous production from the premier publisher of fine books. ; Woodcuts; 4to 11" - 13" tall. Illustrated by John Farleigh. First Edition. Binding is Hardcover. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lot de 4 dessins originaux "Encre de chine" Intitulés Fiancailles Nudistes

      Dessins - Vers 1930. - Dimensions de chaque dessin avec les marges : 19, 5 x 29,5 cm. Avec une dédicace à Melle Ginette ( Ginette Raymond), le rayon de soleil de "L'image" en lui souhaitant le mariage un peu plus habillé. Avec tote amitié. Signé Zys Brunner.Bon état. Zyg (Zygmunt Léopold) BRUNNER, (signa aussi Zyg-Brunner et Zig Brunner). Varsovie 12 novembre 1878 - 7 avril 1961 Paris, Dessinateur et caricaturiste polonais. Arrivé en France vers le début du siècle, il expose au Salon d'Automne à partir de 1905 et au S [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      The Flame Press 1930 - First edition, second edition. A beautiful copy, appears to be unread. This is Copy #2 of an edition of 110 copies printed by Ward Ritchie. This copy has Ward Ritchie's bookplates. An amazing copy in wonderful shape. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Such Fun with Louis Wain

      1930. first edition. Such Fun"[WAIN, Louis, illustrator]. Such Fun with Louis Wain. Stories written by Norman Gale, Grace C. Ffloyd & others. Edited by Capt. Edric Vredenburg. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., [n.d. but not after 1923]. First edition. Quarto (10 1/16 x 7 11/16 inches; 256 x 195 mm.). [94] pp. (plus 1 page of adverts on verso of rear free-end-paper]. Pictorial title-page printed in orange and black, two full-color plates, thirty-five monocolor illustrations in green, red and orange as well as numerous black and white line drawings.Publishers quarter red cloth over brown and cream pictorial boards. Front cover with a fine Louis Wain color illustration (not in the book), lower cover with an unidentified color illustration. Spine lettered in black. Neat ink inscription on front free end-paper dated "Xmas 1923". Minute rubbing to corners, otherwise a near fine copy. The two color plates are titled: Kittie's Concert and Tommy on his travelsThe stories include: The Holiday Home; A Terrible Enemy; Another Terrible Enemy; Scratch and his Patch; The Mischievious Manikin; Deceitful Elizabeth; Jake; Naughty Tim-Cat; A nasty Tumble; A Strange Habit; The Kittens who went to School; The Circus Cats; The Kitten and the Goldfish; The Portrait Painter; The Cat's Quartette; THree Littel Kits, they go for a ride; Wonderful, isn't it?; Puppies at the Pantomime; Going to School; A Rough Day; A Sudden Shower; Three Little Cats; The King of the Castle; Seeing the World; A Lively Catch; A Holiday Catastrophe; Cinderella; The New Babies; In Trouble; Jack and Jill; Let Dogs Delight; A Dip in the Sea; A Strange Tail; A Riding We Will Go; The Bow-Wow Band; When Signor Thomas Warbles; Over the Garden Wall; The New Arrival; The Breakfast; Simple Simon; Mamma the Mender; The Author; The Cat's Cricket Match; and The MilkmanAt the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. “He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves” (H.G. Wells).“From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled…although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!” (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).

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        La Symphonie à Dieu

      N.R.F., Editions Gallimard, Paris 1930 - EDITION ORIGINALE imprimée en noir et rouge. En frontispice, eau-forte originale en couleurs de Joseph SIMA, signée dans la plaque. Tirage à 471 exemplaires. Un des 370 numérotés sur Arches, celui-ci portant sur le faux titre cet ENVOI autographe signé et daté juillet 1933 de Jouve : « à André Masson grand et fatal artiste, en le remerciant encore pour l¿image admirable qu¿il a mise sur Sueur de Sang ». ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤ Achevé d¿imprimé le 10 juin 1933, le livre SUEUR DE SANG que Jouve évoque dans sa dédicace fut publié par les éditions des Cahiers Libres. Pour les 15 premiers exemplaires son directeur René Laporte demanda à André Masson une eau-forte originale, tout comme il avait sollicité Salvador Dali, Max Ernst et Yves Tanguy pour d¿autres titres. L¿année suivante, l¿écrivain publie une seconde édition du recueil, toujours aux Cahiers libres, qu¿il corrigera et complétera en y ajoutant entre autre le grand poème Piéta dédié à André Masson. Ce texte tout comme la dédicace de Jouve sur LA SYMPHONIE A DIEU marque bien l¿amitié qui liait les deux artistes. Cependant, il faudra attendre 1952 pour que Masson illustre à nouveau un livre de Jouve en donnant une lithographie pour le tirage confidentiel de LANGUE, également orné d¿estampes de Sima et de Balthus. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Wolf Lies Down - Apsaroke

      Boston: Suffolk Engraving Company, 1930. A breath-taking image from "The North American Indian", the grandest illustrated work ever produced in the United States, the most important illustrated work on Native Americans, and the single greatest book in Western Americana. Only the double-elephant folio edition of Audubon's "Birds of America" surpasses Curtis in its massive ambition and beauty of execution. "...Because of the singular combination of qualities with which he has been blessed, and because of his extraordinary success in making and using his opportunities... (Curtis) has been able to do what no other man has ever done; what, as far as we can see, no other man could do. He is an artist who works out of doors and not in a closet. He is a close observer, whose qualities of mind and body fit him to make his observations out in the field, surrounded by the wild life he commemorates. He has lived on intimate terms with many different tribes of the mountains and the plains. He knows them as they hunt, as they travel, as they go about their various avocations on the march and in camp. He knows their medicine men and their sorcerers, their chiefs and warriors, their young men and maidens. He has not only seen their vigorous outward existence, but has caught glimpses, such as few white men ever catch, into that strange spiritual and mental life of theirs; from whose inner most recesses all white men are forever barred...." (Theodore Roosevelt, Foreword to Volume I) A member of the Never Packs Game clan, Wolf Lies Down was a Mountain Crow leader, who fought against the Sioux in the Battle of Pryor Creek near Billings, Montana in 1860. According to Curtis, in "stature and in vigor the Apsaroke, or Crows, excelled all other tribes of the Rocky Mountain region, and were surpassed by none in bravery and in devotion to the supernatural forces that gave them strength against their enemies." (Volume IV) Originally planters from the upper Midwest, they inhabited the Plains and Prairies region of the United States, where they became hunters and skilled horsemen. Edward Curtis was fascinated by the story of the Native Americans from childhood. His in-depth knowledge of the various tribes increased in parallel with his skill as a photographer during his participation in a number of scientific expeditions in the 1890s. In 1896, Curtis began to take photographs of the Native American tribes (by 1930 he had taken over 40,000 negatives of eighty tribes) and evolve his hugely ambitious plan for a comprehensive work which would illustrate his romantic vision of Native American life before the disastrous impact of European contact. With the enthusiastic support of President Theodore Roosevelt (who wrote the foreword to the present work) and the financial backing of J. Pierpont Morgan (Curtis was introduced to him by Roosevelt), the publishing project finally got under way in 1906. Pierpont Morgan died in 1913 just before the completion of the ninth volume, but his son agreed to continue underwriting the project; between them, they eventually contributed about a third of the $1,500,000 cost. What had originally been projected to take five or six years eventually stretched to twenty-three, finally reaching a conclusion in 1930 but leaving Curtis a broken and bankrupt man. Nonetheless, his grand design was completed, and his work remains as his monument. Cf. Naef & Goldschmidt The Truthful Lens 40; cf. Howes C-965. Photogravure after Edward Curtis, printed by the Suffolk Engraving Company, Japon paper. Very good condition apart from a mild surface abrasion in the top left corner of the plate mark.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward

      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith October, 1930, New York - SIGNED. 118 images. Octavo [25 cm] Black cloth with illustrated paper labels on the front board and backstrip. Top edge gilt and fore edge deckled. Illustrated endsheets. Housed in a black slipcase. The book is in very good condition. The extremities are gently rubbed, soiled and faded. The spine is heavily faded, and subtly rolled. The title label on the spine has a very small loss from the bottom right corner. There is a small damp stain at the foot of the spine, and there is a 7 inch long light blue colored pencil mark on the front board. The boards are barely perceptibly concave. The illustrations are very slightly offset on the opposite pages, and the pages are lightly tanned. Despite the subtle tanning, the pages are actually quite clean and bright. The book is sturdy. The slipcase in fair condition only, with mild staining. The top edge is missing, and the underlying boards are exposed along the edges. There are numerous splits in the edges as well. Number 5 of 299 copies. Signed by the author/illustrator on the limitation page. Ward's second work is a visual tale of man's quest for power, and the inevitability of death. A masterpiece from one of the giants of twentieth century illustration. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Apes of God

      London: The Arthur Press,, 1930. Octavo. Original orange and white cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper. Cloth a little rubbed with a couple of light spots and dulling to the lower edges, light spotting to endpapers and scattered through contents. An excellent copy in the rubbed and browned jacket with frayed ends of the spine panel and some nicks and closed tears. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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