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        PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ (1930)

      USA 1930 - Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 56 cm.) window card poster, USA. Harry Richman, Joan Bennett, James Gleason, Aileen Pringle, Lilyan Tashman, dir: Edward Sloman; United Artists. Wonderful jazz age graphics highlight this lively poster for the early musical featuring the songs of Irving Berlin. It was the age old story of a Vaudeville performer who becomes a big success, forgetting the "little people" he knew on his way up. The film also featured songs which star Harry Richman ("The idol of Broadway" as we learn here) wrote. Popular singer as well, Richman would appear in a few films and contribute to the song scores of others. Though the film is extant, the two-strip Technicolor sequences only remain in black-and-white. Paper-backed, exceptionally conserved to address minor internal creasing, with touch-ups to some lettering, displays near to mint, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Eugene Atget Lichtbilder. Einleitung von Camille Recht

      Paris Leipzig, Jonquieres, 1930.. Erstausgabe. Großformat 21,5 x 27,3 cm. 34 S. Text, 1 Portrait und 96 Tafeln mit Fotos von Eugene Atget. Beiliegend 1 Tafelverzeichnis, 4 Bl. Druck auf Papier von Navarre. Orig.-Leinenband ohne Umschlag. Buchblock am Rücken unten gestaucht. Einbandecken etwas berieben. Einband gering fleckig. Seitenränder leicht nachgedunkelt, sonst innen sauberes, sehr gutes Exemplar. Text deutsch / Text german.. Eins von nur 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Elke Rehder]
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        GRAND PARADE, THE (1930)

      USA 1930 - Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Helen Twelvetrees, Fred Scott, Richard Carle, Marie Astaire, dir: Fred C. Newmeyer; Pathe Exchange. Wonderful stone litho poster for what is believed to be a lost film. Edmund Goulding, well-known director of the 1920s-30s, was also a prolific writer and had started as an actor/playwright and director on the London stage before coming to the U.S. This story was about a minstrel song man who is known as "Come Back" because of his problem with drink. This early talkie, made just after the Stock Market Crash of 1929, was an attempt to explore in film the tragedies of alcoholism. It gave Helen Twelvetrees a grand role in her best weeping tradition: that of a burlesque actress who becomes pregnant, is thrown over for a showgirl and contemplates suicide. Show biz and the romantic triangle are the themes of this poster. On linen, with light touch-up only to blank margins and fold lines, NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        SHURUREARIZUMU KAIGARON (La peinture surréaliste)

      1930 - Tokyo. Un volume broché au format 127X172mm. Couverture illustrée. 10 reproductions d'oeuvres de Francis Picabia, Ozenfant, Constantin Brancusi, Max Ernst, Hans Arp et al. Couverture tachée, dos cassé avec petits manques, sinon bon état. Voir photos. (Surrealisme, surrealismo, avant garde). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Grand Verre]
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        Parlando.

      Maastricht/ Brussel, Stols, 1930. Ingenaaid. 64 p. Onafgesneden. Gedrukt in een oplage van 150 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Fraai, deels onopengesneden exemplaar.* Exemplaar met snoezig geïllustreerde, handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur onder het colofon: 'à Germaine Chevassonne/ et à mon ami Louis./ E. [tekening van muisje]/ souris malade'. Luchtkasteelen 4. Batten/Stols 16. Van Dijk 221.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Sittengeschichte des Weltkrieges. (Inscribed by the Author).

      Leipzig-Wien, Verlag für Sexualwissenschaft Schneider & Co., (1930). Vol. 1. Original cloth with dust jacket. XX, 416 p. Richly illustrated. First edition. DJ stained (coffee?). Binding worn, damaged and a bit warped.* Poor copy, but with 3-line author's dedication: 's.l. Dr. Günter Tessmann,/ der hochverdienter Erforscher/ der Seelen u. Sitten der Völker/ (hard to read, possibly 'vom Herausgeber')/ Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld./ Berlin I.f.S.W. 2/IX 30.'. In turn, Tessmann gave the book to Felix Bryk, the Swedish anthropologist and entomologist, author of Dark Rapture. The Sex-life of The African Negro (1939), which is a translation of Neger-Eros (1928), as is testified by an inscription of Tessmann, dated 'Berlin, den 11 August 1936'. Anthropologist and explorator Günter Tessmann (1884-1969) went into exile to Brazil from Nazi-Germany in 1936.(s.l. = 'seinem lieben': 'to his dear Dr. Günter Tessmann, the outstanding researcher of the minds and customs of the nations, from the publisher Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld. Berlin, Institute for Sexual Science, September 2 1930'. Tessmann's dedication: 'To his dear Felix Bryk in friendly remembrance to Dr. Günter Tessmann'.) About the work of the anthropologists Tessmann and Bryk and their relevance for Hirschfeld, there is a very interesting article in Anthropologica. Vol. 48, No. 2, 2006. '"Bisexuality" and the Politics of Normal in African Ethnography' by Mark Epprecht, p. 187-202.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Book of Flower Fairies

      Blackie - Blackie 1930's?( Neat inscription dated 1934 on endpaper)Very good Clean tight binding green cloth Boards ,Gold titles to spine & Front board with Gold Fairy vignette. Omnibus Edition of The Spring, The Summer and The Autumn Flower Fairies in a larger format to the separate printings. 72 Beautiful colour plates plus 9 black line illustrations, NO Dustjacket [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MacKellar Art & Books (JBS MacKellar)]
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        Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine

      G. Van Oest, Paris 1930 - Four volumes, large quarto, with a total of 476 photographic plates, uncut as issued in the publisher's card covers with printed dust-jackets; covers a bit worn, a very good set. AN IMPORTANT RECORD OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE ARTS. Scarce and historically important set documenting the art and architecture of China, including hundreds of photographic plates from the author's personal archive. Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) was a pre-eminent sinologist and art historian of his generation. After completing a thesis on the European Renaissance, Sirén was drawn to oriental art through a personal interest in Theosophy. So began a life-long interest, of which Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine is a crowning achievement. Sirén was appointed professor at Stockholm University, although he lectured little and preferred to communicated through published works. Furthermore, like many art historians of the era, he advised private collectors and acquired artworks of significance during his travels in China. Sirén visited China several times between the wars, travelling widely and documenting remote and inaccessible sites. The present work reproduces many of the author's photographs, and as such forms a unique visual archive of Chinese art and architecture (sadly some of the sites documented in this series - including remote shrines and Buddhist wall paintings - did not survive the ravages of the cultural revolution). The set comprises the following, uniformly published under the auspices of the Musée Guimet: I. La period préhistorique l'époque Tcheou l'époque tch'ou at Ts'in 1929 II. L'époque Han et les six dynasties 1929 III. La sculpture de l'époque Han a l'époque Ming 1930 IV. L'architecture 1930.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Bee-Keeping New and Old, Described with Pen and Camera: 2 Vols.;

      London, The British Bee Journal, 1930 & 1937.. HARDBACKS, half-calf with green cloth-covered boards, with gilt lettering on spine, pages: [iv], 772; [iv], 773-1842, [iv] - adverts., all edges red, text-figs. 708; 707-1423, facsimile copy of folding tables at page 928, 160mm x 228mm, (6.25" x 9"), a duplicate from the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library, ex-academic library with usual stamps and plates, gilt embossed nos. on spines, corners bumped, covers worn and a little rubbed, facsimile copies of 5 pages of adverts. in Vol. 2, also pages 1515 to 1518 (inc. coloured plate) and pages 1701-1702, hinges of last two pages in Vol. 2 split at top. A good reading copy of a scarce work. British Bee Books 658.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        Fraaß, Erich. - "Tiger Sascha".

      . Lithografie / Pinsellithografie, auf Holland-Papier, 1930. Von Erich Fraaß. Probedruck. 52,0 x 42,0 cm (Darstellung) / 64 x 48 cm (Blatt). Links unten in Bleistift signiert und bezeichnet "Probedruck". Am unteren Blattrand Wasserzeichen mit Vignette und Schriftzug "Holland". - Papier gebräunt, minimal stockfleckig und geringfügig angeschmutzt. Rechts oben großes Eselsohr. Dennoch guter Erhaltungszustand. Erich Fraaß (1893 Glauchau - 1974 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker des Spätexpressionismus. 1907-10 Ausbildung zum Lithografen. 1910-13 Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden. 1913-14 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Oskar Zwintscher. 1914-18 als Soldat im Ersten Weltkrieg. 1918 Mitglied des Spartakusbundes. 1919-22 Fortsetzung des Studiums bei Robert Sterl und Meisterstudium bei Sterl. 1921 Großer Staatspreis und Jubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Dresden, Mitglied der Künstlergruppe "Die Schaffenden" um Conrad Felixmüller. 1925-26 Studienreisen u.a. in die Niederlande und nach Spanien; Teilnahme an der Internationalen Kunstausstellung in Dresden. 1931 Mitbegründer und Vorsitzender der "Neuen Dresdner Sezession" (1934 Verbot). 1945 Zerstörung des Ateliers auf der Ammonstraße und Verlust eines Großteils seiner Werke. 1947 Dozent, ab 1953-58 Professor für Malerei an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (HfBK)..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        (Flensburg 1866 - 1945 Wiesbaden). (Ohne Titel). Rotes Tor und Baum. Öl auf Holz. Um 1930 (?). 31 x 41 cm. Unten rechts monogrammiert. Gerahmt.

      1930. . Rotes Tor/Tür inmitten einer großen weißen sonnigen Steinwand, im Vordergrund hoher Stamm eines Baumes mit grünen Blättern (vermutlich in Frankreich).- Auf dem Rahmen verso in Bleistift: '33 Christiansen'.- Christiansen gilt als einer der Wegbereiter des Jugendstils (vgl. Feddersen, SH-Künstler-Lexikon).-

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        MONUMENTI - TAVOLE STORICHE DEI MOSAICI DI RAVENNA:

      Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, 1930-1937, Roma - (Codice BS1683) Imponente edizione promossa dal Reale Istituto d'Archeologia e Storia dell Arte di Roma. Consta di 133 splendide tavole monocromatiche o policrome (tutto il pubblicato) di cui 126 misurano cm 70,5x50, altre sette in doppio formato misurano cm 70.5x100. Sono stampate su cartoncino avorio e conservate nelle 8 grandi cartelle originali con illustrazione applicata: 1) Sepolcro di Galla Placidia, 16 tavole - 2) Battistero della Cattedrale, 25 tavole - 3) Battistero degli Ariani, 5 tavole - 4) S.Apollinare Nuovo, 35 tavole - 5) Cappella Arcivescovile, 22 tavole - 6) San Vitale, 20 tavole - 7) S.Apollinare in Classe, 5 tavole - 8) S.Giovanni Evangelista, S.Michele in Africisco, Sant'Agata, Basilica Ursiana, 5 tavole. Ogni cartella contiene un frontespizio in rosso e nero con l'indice delle tavole contenute. L'edizione comprendeva anche 8 fascicoli di testo a cura di Corrado Ricci, uno per ogni cartella, con cordoncino originale al dorso. La nostra raccolta ne conserva soltanto due: il quinto (47 pp., 15 figure: piuttosto usato ma completo) e il settimo (65 pp., 14 figure di cui una tavola a colori applicata: come nuovo). Stato di conservazione: le cartelle sono in ottime condizioni, qualche lieve lesione ai dorsi, strappetti al dorso del quarto fascicolo. Le tavole sono tutte in perfette condizioni. Euro 700 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
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        Directeur: Andre Breton. 6 Bde. Paris, Depositaire Librairie Jose Corti 1930-33. 4to. 258 S. mit zahlr. Abb. im Text und 42 Tafeln. Illustr. Orig.-Brs.

      . . Vollständige Folge dieser nach Andre Breton reichsten, ausbalanciertesten und lebendigsten surrealistischen Zeitschrift, die auf "La Revolution Surrealiste", das erste Organ der Bewegung folgte. Mit Texten von Aragon, Arp, Breton, Char, Crevel, Dali, Duchamp, Eluard, Max Ernst, Sade u. Tzara. Komplett von größer Seltenheit. Tadelloses Exemplar in Orig.-Broschur.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        Selected R.A.C. County Road Map & Gazetteer England And Wales

      heltenham- J. Burrow, 1930. heltenham- J. Burrow, 1930 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AThis is a nine volume set of R. A. C county road map and gazetteers. %0D%0APublished in various editions and runs from the 1920s through to the 1930s. %0D%0AUndated but adverts indicate the range of these volumes to be between 1928 and 1935. %0D%0AVolumes include:%0D%0ANumber 14 (of original 24- Third Edition) Hampshire with the Isle of WightNumber 15 (of original 24- Third Edition)Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire & HerefordshireNumber 16 (Of original 27- Second Edition)- Wiltshire and DorsetNumber 17(of original 28- Second Edition)-Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and CambridgeshireNumber 18 (of original 21)- LancashireNumber 19 (of original 24- Second Edition) Cheshire and StaffordshireNumber 20 (of original 28)- Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, and RutlandNumber 21 (of original 24- Second Edition) Northumberland and County DurhamNumber 22 (of original 28)- Lincolnshire%0D%0AEach volume features coloured maps and local information and advertisements relating to the areas. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn original paper bindings. Externally, sound with some rubbing and edgewear. Handling marks to all volumes. Ink inscriptions to front boards and front endpapers. Remnants of bookseller label to front board of volume 17. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages bright but spotted throughout, heavier to some volumes. Centre page of volume 16 detached but present. Overall:VERY GOOD. %0D%0A.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Street Haunting

      Westgate Press, San Francisco 1930 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION. A wonderful copy SIGNED by Virginia Woolf. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this limited edition of 500 copies SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Woolf First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Original proof illustration from Moby Dick

      Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1930. Original full page photo-lithograph proof from Rockwell Kent's famed illustrations for the 1930 Lakeside Press edition of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Approximately 7.5" x 5". Tipped to mat and in frame (approximately 16" x 12"). One of the key illustrations from what many consider to be the most beautiful illustrated book of the 20th century. This image of Captain Ahab was used as the full-page illustration for page 37 of Volume 2. The proof is unsigned. On the reverse is a proof printing of the text and illustration from Volume 1, page 142; in the published book the reverse of this full page illustrations is blank.. Proof. Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd., 1930. London: Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd., 1930. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial pig motif to front board in maroon and gilt, titles to spine in maroon, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece, 5 colour illustrations, and 21 black and white illustrations by the author. Contemporary gift inscription to half-title. Spine very lightly faded, light foxing to endpapers. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with gently toned spine and rear panel. First edition, first impression of this tale in which Potter 'supplies what might today be called the "back story" to Lear's poem [The Owl and the Pussycat]', explaining how the pig ended up on the island in Lear's poem, 'and thereby enriches both Pig Robinson's story and Lear's' (Kutzer, Beatrix Potter, p.164).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ex-Libris Basiliensis Eduard Bienz. 18 - 95.

      [Frankfurt - Basel], 1930 - [Frankfurt - Basel], o. J. [um 1930] Original. [ca. 7,4 x 7,2 cm]. - Tadellos. - Dexel (1890 - 1973) schuf in den zwanziger Jahren in Jena als einer der ersten Gaslaternen zu Werbezwecken. Formal entwickelte Dexel diese "dreidimensionale(n), beleuchtete(n) Plakate" aus seiner Malerei und Gebrauchsgrafik. 1926 ging Walter Dexel als freiberuflicher Berater für Reklamegestaltung nach Frankfurt am Main. Hauptziel einer von ihm für Frankfurt entworfenen Reklameordnung war die Vereinheitlichung der Fassaden, ein Gleichklang zwischen Reklame und Architektur. In Frankfurt entwarf Dexel 1927/28 außer zahlreichen Transparenten und Reklameuhren auch größere Lichtreklamegestaltungen an Häuserfronten und auf Hausdächern. Hinzu kamen beleuchtete Telefonzellen und Leuchtsäulen für Normaluhren. Dabei gelang es Dexel, seine "bildimmanente Syntax" aus den Bereichen der Sammler- und Museumskunst in die Funktionsbereiche des urbanen Alltags zu übertragen. Dexels Verständnis von (guter) Werbung war dabei ein durchaus eingeschränktes, für ihn fielen "Typografie" und "Reklame" so gut wie zusammen. Insofern war Reklame für ihn "Gebrauchskunst" ohne alles genialische Künstlertum. (Zitat) - Bienz (1895-1960) produzierte den Film "Der Bergführer" (1917) mit Konrad Lips, als Kameramann. Sein Nachlaß liegt beim Kanton Basel. Deutsch

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        My Early Life

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. This book comes from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. This is a collector-worthy copy of the first edition, first printing, first state, first binding state. Originally published in October 1930, My Early Life is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. One can hardly ask for more adventurous content. These were momentous and formative years for Churchill, including his time as a war correspondent and cavalry officer in theatres as varied as Cuba, northwest India, and sub-Saharan and southern Africa. This time contained a wide range of experiences in Churchill’s life. Not only was he developing as an author, publishing his first books, and making his first lecture tour of North America, but this was also the time of his capture and daring escape during the Boer War, which made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill would take his seat in Parliament only weeks after the end of Queen Victoria's reign. My Early Life remains one of the most popular and widely read of all Churchill's books. And for good reason, as the work certainly ranks among the most charming and easy to read of his many books. An original 1930 review likened it to a "beaker of Champagne." That effervescent charm endures; a more contemporary writer called it "a racy, humorous, self-deprecating classic of autobiography." To be sure, Churchill takes some liberties with facts and perhaps deceptively lightens or over-simplifies certain events, but this is eminently forgivable and in keeping with the wit, pace, and engaging style that characterizes the book. My Early Life sold very well at the time and has seen a great many editions since, many of them collectible in their own right, but of course a premium attaches to first editions. The challenge for collectors is that the plum colored binding of this edition proved especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear; nearly all copies are considerably spine faded. Moreover, the contents are susceptible to heavy spotting and the binding is often cocked. This helps explain why so many first editions of this book have been torn apart and rebound. Finding superior copies in unrestored, original bindings is increasingly challenging. Here then is a noteworthy copy for collectors - an unrestored first edition, first printing, first state, first binding state in excellent condition. Edition, impression, and state are confirmed here by a three-line rather than five-line title on the front cover, a binding in rough texture cloth rather than smooth, and 11 Churchill titles listed on the half-title verso. The cloth binding remains square, tight, and unusually clean, with nicely rounded spine, bright gilt, sharp corners, and virtually no wear. Spine presentation is superior for the edition, with only slight color shift between the covers and spine, which retains quite good color. The sole exterior blemishes are a small whitish mark to the lower front cover and a tiny black dot to the upper front cover below the author's name. The contents match the binding - atypically clean and bright. We find no spotting and no previous ownership marks. Searching for flaws, we can report only slight dust soiling to the top edge. The binding is protected with a fine replica of the original bright plum dust jacket, which is fitted with a removable, archival quality clear cover.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.a, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

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        Group of 4 original silver print portrait photographs of the American pianist Edward Kilenyi (1910-2000), ca. 1935, by this noted Jewish Hungarian-born Dutch photographer

      Ca. 230 x 190 mm. (9" x 6-3/4"), each with the photographer's stamp in blue ink to verso. One photograph with some spotting and slight silvering. . Kilenyi had a successful international career as a pianist, performing widely in both Europe and North America in the 1930s. He studied at the Liszt Royal Academy in Budapest under Ernst von Dohnányi, with whom he developed a close friendship. Kilenyi's father was a teacher of George Gershwin. Besnyo, born in Budapest, moved to Berlin in 1930, where the photographic avant-garde was prominent; her photographs appeared in the Berliner Illustrierten Zeitung, among other publications. Besnyo became part of a circle of socially and politically engaged intellectuals and artists such as György Kepes, Joris Ivens, John Fernhout, Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, Otto Umbehr (Umbo), Robert Capa, and others. She established her own studio in 1931 but, with the growing threat of National Socialism, moved to Amsterdam in 1932, reaching some prominence there as a photographer until she was forbidden, under the occupation, to engage in all journalistic activities. Besnyo resumed her artistic activities after the war and went on to win many awards for her work. Her photographs are held by museums in both Holland and Germany. Abstracted from an article by Marion Beckers, Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia, jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/becks-marion

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        MOBY DICK OR THE WHALE

      New York: Random House, 1930. New York: Random House, 1930. First trade edition. Book fine with no scratching to cover designs, dust jacket cover panels fine, spine panel with two lare chips to crown and small chips to foot. First trade edition. xxxi, 825p. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Black cloth with pictorial design in silver on upper cover and spine. Scarce in nice dust jacket, about as nice as can be found.

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        Fine original large silver print photograph of the distinguished Ukrainian- born American bass in profile by the noted Hungarian-born photographer Laszlo Willinger (1909-1989)

      - Kipnis was a member of both the Berlin Staatsoper (1930–1935) and the Vienna Staatsoper (1935–1938); he became an American citizen in 1934. "By then he had established himself everywhere as an outstanding Wagner and Mozart bass and a highly distinguished interpreter of Italian and Russian roles. He was much in demand at Bayreuth, singing there between 1927 and 1933, and appeared at the 1937 Salzburg Festival as Sarastro under Toscanini." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove onlineWillinger, who left Berlin for Vienna in 1933, is particulary noted for his portrait photography; his subjects include Marlene Dietrich, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Max Reinhardt and many other notables of the 1930s and '40s. He moved to the United States in the mid-'30s and was one of the first Hollywood photographers to experiment in the use of color. A fine example of this important photographer's early work. 390 x 290 mm. Signed by the photographer in white ink at the lower left corner. Vienna, ca. 1935. Slightly worn, with slight curl to edges. In very good condition overall.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        Advice to Young Men and (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life in a Series of Letters Address to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen, or a Subject

      London - Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. London - Alfred A. Knopf, 1930 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce limited edition of Advice to Young Men and (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life in a Series of Letters Address to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen, or a Subject by William Cobbett. With illustrations in colour after Gillray andedited with a Preface by Earl E. Fisk. Number 82 of 1000 copies printed, 950 of which were for sale in England and America. The text is that of the first edition, published in 1829, printed in Monotype Baskerville on Van Gelder paper at the Curwen Press, London, July 1930. The illustrations are reproduced by the collotypeprocess and hand-coloured through stencils by L. Van Leer and Co. , Amsterdam. William Cobbett (1763 - 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and tax-eaters relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. In 1829, Cobbett published Advice to Young Men in which he heavily criticised An Essay on the Principle of Population published by the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus. Condition: In a buckram binding. Externally, generally smart but with minor wear to extremities and marks to spine and boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with foxing to endpapers and handling marks, predominantly to text block edges, pages untrimmed. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        "Silver print photograph, inscribed."

      "n.p., n.d.". "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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        The Meaning of Culture

      London -Jonathan Cape, 1930. London -Jonathan Cape, 1930 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A studyof the place of culture in human life, and how it can be defined. First edition. John Cowper Powys (1872 1963) was a British novelist and lecturer. Cowper Powys is a somewhat controversial writer who evokes both massive contempt and near idolatry. Condition: In a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some scattered light spotting and some foxing to the half-title. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Blick auf die Insel Nordstrand mit Windmühle von Schobüll aus. Ölgemälde.

      . Ölgemälde auf Platte, alt gerahmt, links unten mit *Petersen* signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1930 ). Gezeigt wird der Blick von Schobüll/Husum an der Nordseeküste auf die Insel Nordstrand, unter weitem Himmel. Bildgröße: 49 x 63 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 63 x 75 cm ). Laut Auskunft des Vorbesitzers in den 30er Jahren in der Galerie Commeter, Hamburg erworben. Leider lässt sich nicht zweifelsfrei feststellen ob das Bild von Wilhelm Petersen (*1900, Elmshorn - 1987 ebenda ) dem *Maler des Nordens* stammt - es scheint aber sehr gut möglich. Das Bild gering fleckig - eine Reinigung wäre wohl empfehlenswert, ansonsten - wie auch der Rahmen - guter Zustand. ( Bitte beachten: Hier kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Schweiz, Chamonix. Die Oberitalienschen Seen.

      Karl Baedeker Leipzig 1930 - Thirty-eighth edition. lxii, 614pp, 82 maps, 29 plans, 15 panoramas, four parts, publisher's printed brown paper wrappers, all numbered on spine, a couple of pages detached at rear of vol one, all housed in original pictorial slipcase, slightly worn at edges; overall a very good copy. Very scarce Unusual edition published in four separate parts and designed for the walker and mountaineer. Hinrichsen D327. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Vrai Mai du Traducteur Anglais-Francais et Francais-Anglais

      Paris - Les Presses Universitaires de France, 1930. Paris - Les Presses Universitaires de France, 1930 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A book of false friends for English and French translators. First edition. With previous owner's attractive bookplate to front pastedown of one James F. N. Lawrence. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with very slight wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Tafelberg (in Südafrika). Aquarell auf Papier. 27 x 36,5 cm. Unten rechts signiert. Unter Passepartout.

      1930. . Sommerliche Strandbucht mit Meereswellen, links eine kleine Landzunge mit einigen weißen Häuser mit rotem Dach, im Hintergrund der massive Tafelberg.

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        MANUAL GRÁFICO-DESCRIPTIVO DEL BIBLIÓFILO HISPANO-AMERICANO (1475-1850).

      Prólogo de Pedro Sainz Rodríguez. Imp. Góngora. Madrid, 1930 - -31. 32 cm. 10 vol.: (I) XI-374 pág., 2 h. (II) 2 h., 398 pág., 1 h. (III) 2 h., 339 pág., 1 h. (IV) 2 h., 312 pág., 1 h. (V) 2 h., 401 pág., 2 h. (VI) 2 h., 332 pág., 1 h. (VII) 2 h., 372 pág., 2 h. (VIII) 2 h., 331 pág. (IX) 2 h., 337 pág., 1 h. (X) 285 pág., 2 h. Todos los volúmenes ilustrados con facsímiles a toda página con la descripción bibliográfica en el pie. Once vol. enc. en pasta española, nervios. * Contiene más de 3000 libros antiguos descritos. En este ejemplar, no incluimos el volumen 11 que es el Índice y la tasación ni el suplemento, que correspondería al volumen 12. Palau 369730. Bibliografia Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The District of Menteith. Signed limited edition

      Stirling: Eneas MacKay, 1930. Stirling: Eneas MacKay. VG : in Very good condition without dust jacket. Some minor rubbing to cover. Signed by the author and the artist on the limited edition page. 1930. Limited Edition Edition de Luxe [218/250]. Brown/gilt patterned cloth over bevelled boards with brown leather spine. Gilt titles on brown leather panel. 420mm x 300mm (17" x 12"). [50pp.]. One original etching [plate subsequently destroyed] and ten reproductions of wash drawings with captioned tissues. No 218 of 250 copies made, 225 sold. Signed by author and artist. Contains a loose mounted photograph of the artist. .

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        Salesman's Patterned Silk Sample Book

      , no date. (circa1930).. no date. (circa1930).. 73 pages each with several sample swatches of patterned silk neatly tipped onto the leaves. Bound in a post-bound album. Strong rworkaday card covers with cloth spine, inked characters on the upper cover. Some occasional browning, covers worn and marked but still sound. Folio. no date. (circa 1930). This sample book features several hundred examples of Japanese patterned silk. Handwritten numbers above many of the samples were presumably used to identify the swatch for the purposes of ordering. A few inked annotations in kanji & katakana(name of a textile pattern). A handsome piece. .

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        The Mariner's Mirror. The International Journal of the Society for Nautical Research. Volume 16 (1930) to Volume 75 (1989) with Index and Bibliographies as called for. A MAGNIFICENT, UNBROKEN PRIVATE RUN

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

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        The Mariner's Mirror. The International Journal of the Society for Nautical Research. Volume 16 (1930) to Volume 75 (1989) with Index and Bibliographies as called for. A MAGNIFICENT, UNBROKEN PRIVATE RUN

      Society for Nautical Research, 1930-198941 bound volumes plus 19 volumes in 76 original parts, 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs, illustrations, maps, charts and diagrams throughout; bound volumes in facsimile Navy Records Society binding of ivory buckram, blue buckram backs lettered in gilt, original parts in pictorial or printed wrappers, all volumes and parts in near fine state. In addition to the main volumes, this run includes the bound Index to volumes 1 - 35, wrappered indexes to volumes 36 - 55, 56 - 65 and 66 - 70, and individual volume indexes to volumes 58, 70, 72 and 74. Also present are the Mariner's Mirror Bibliographies for the years 1983 - 1988 inclusive. It is most unusual to find a run of this magnitude without ex - library or ex - institutional markings. THE IMAGE SHOWS ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF THE RUN. PRIVATE RUNS OF THIS LENGTH, INTEGRITY AND CONDITION AS VERY SCARCE.

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        Selbstporträt. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1930 - Um 1930. Bildgrösse: 34x27 cm. Unten rechts signiert. Gerahmt 50x44 cm. Rahmen defekt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Le livre des rois. L'Avnement de Salomon. Traduction littŽrale des Textes SŽmitiques par le Docteur J.-C. Mardrus.

      (Lausanne, Gonin 1930). - Kl.-4¡. 28 nn.Bll. Mit Buchschmuck und 21 pochoir-kolorierten Orig.-Lithographien, davon 6 ganzs. Lose in Orig.-Chemise (etwas gebrŠunt). Erstausgabe. - Eines von 175 Ex. (Nr. 83) (Ges.aufl. 195 Ex.). - Zeigt das Resultat einer grossartigen, fruchtbaren Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem BuchkŸnstler und Designer Franois Louis Schmied (1873-1941), SchŸler von Bodmer und Menn, und J. C. Madrus. "L'un Žvoquant l'esprit poŽtique des livres sacrŽs orientaux, l'autre en fixant les formes harmonieuses et colorŽes". "Ces rŽalisations synthŽtisent une Žpoque luxueuse, amoureuse de lignes pures, de tonalitŽs chaudes, de raffinements extrmes dont on serait bien en mal de trouver quelques traces aujourd'hui" (FŽlix Marcilhac, Auktionskat. Paris 1975). - Die Illustrationen in feenhafter, mysterieuser Schšnheit, anlehnend an die Miniaurenmalerei und stets eine Einheit bildend in totaler Harmonie zwischen Bild und Text. - BŽnŽzit 9, 403. Thieme-B. 29/30, 138. Brun 4, 391. Lang fr

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        Les rencontres de Monsieur Bréot.

      - Paris, Mornay, 1930. In -8, pp. (10)-286-(6). Illustrato da numerosi acquerelli di George BARBIER sia a piena sia a mezza pagina, sia come testatine, finalini e capilettera. Edizione di 1000 esemplari numerati: il nostro è uno dei 66 stampati su Japon a pieni margini. Brossura editoriale a risvolto illustrata a colori. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Shadows Of The Sun

      Paris: Black Sun Press, 1930. Paris: Black Sun Press, 1930. Stiff Wraps. Orig. stiff white wrappers printed in red and black in chipped and sunned glassine overwrapper. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 73 pages. 24 x 16 cm. Limited, unspecified edition; according to Minkoff printed in an edition of approximately 15 copies. Contains the final diaries of Crosby in the last months of his life, he committed suicide together with his lover, Josephine Rotch Bigelow ["The Fire Princess"] at the Hotel des Artistes in Manhattan on December 10, 1929. Caresse Crosby published this third volume of Shadows Of The Sun. MINKOFF A-35. Text lightly toned.

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        Hrsg.: Gert Gontard. 1 Jahrg., Nrn 1-12 u. 2. Jahrg., Nrn. 1-6. In 15 Heften.

      Berlin. 1930-31. Mit zahlr. Illustrationen u.a. von George Grosz, Karl Holtz,. Christian Schad, Rudolf Schlichter u. Ottomar Starke. 4°, teils farb. illustr. Orig.-Broschuren.. Originalausgabe. - Alle von Gert Gontard herausgegebenen Nummern. - Es erschienen zwei Jahrgänge mit jeweils zwölf Nummern und ein dritter Jahrgang mit nur zwei Nummern. - Enthält u.a. Texte von Franz Blei, Lion Feuchtwanger, Max Hermann-Neisse, Franz Jung, Erich Kästner, Hermann Kesten, Mynona, Robert Neumann, Hans Reimann, Joachim Ringelnatz. - Ein Umschlag mit kleinem Etikettenrest, sonser sehr gut erhaltene Folge. - Dietzel/Hügel 2182. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha

      Nonesuch Press, London, UK 1930 - "The History of the Renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha, Written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Motteux' Translation Revised Anew (1743) and Corrected Rectified and Filled Up in Numberless Places by J. Ozell Who Likewise Added the Explanatory Notes form the Best Editions in English and Spanish. Reprinted with Twenty-One Illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer." Limited edition boxed set, 821/1475, 575 of which were distributed in the U.S. by Random House. Full tan morocco in marbled paper slipcase. Small bookplate on front endpaper of both volumes. Slipcase is rubbed on edges. Spines of this set show less sunning than is typical. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aintree. Grand Nationals - Past and Present

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. Deluxe Issue, No. 8 of 50 copies, signed by Brown on the half-title and with a large, elaborate pen-and-ink drawing signed and dated by Brown. 4to. Illustrated by the Author and from photographs. Introduction by Henry G. Vaughn, M.F.H. xxi, [iii], 191 pp. Bound in full red morocco with gilt- stamped emblematic tooling. Laid into a half red morocco drop box with Derrydale logo on spine in gilt and on upper leather label. Siegel 35; Frazier B-17-D; Podeschi, p. 375 . The magnificent deluxe issue of this classic of steeplechasing. The original large-format drawing (12 x 18 inches) appears in the printed book as a plate opposite p. 9 (much reduced), with the caption "Six horses down at one time". Rare and spectacular

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        Good-bye to all that: an autobiography

      Johnathan Cape & Harrison Smith [1930], New York - First American edition, 8vo, pp. [10], 430; portrait frontispiece, 7 plates, includinhg one folding; original cloth in cream pictorial dust jacket printed in red and black, top edge dyed black; shallow tears and small losses along jacket edges not affecting text; bookplate on front pastedown; an about fine copy in an about very good advanced jacket without the book price, and advertising Henry Miller's "The Paris Gun" on rear flap. Higginson & Williams A32d. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Marie Corelli

      Alston Rivers, 1930. Alston Rivers. Hardcover. This volume is a Limited First Edition which has been signed and dated by the author, it is part of a numbered run and is volume 5 of 250. Externally, the corners have bumped fairly notably with some rubbing around the edges, the front hinge has patches of rubbing and light superficial cracks in the leather. There is moderate rubbing to the heads and raised bands of the spine. Internally, the pages are rough-cut and unevenly bound and are ever so slightly toned on the outer edges but clean and clear inside. The hinges and binding are tight and solid. . Good. 1930.

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        Le livre des rois. L'Avenement de Salomon. Traduction litterale des Textes Semitiques par le Docteur J.-C. Mardrus.

      (Lausanne, Gonin 1930).. Kl.-4°. 28 nn.Bll. Mit Buchschmuck und 21 pochoir-kolorierten Orig.-Lithographien, davon 6 ganzs. Lose in Orig.-Chemise (etwas gebräunt).,. Erstausgabe. - Eines von 175 Ex. (Nr. 83) (Ges.aufl. 195 Ex.). - Zeigt das Resultat einer grossartigen, fruchtbaren Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Buchkünstler und Designer Francois Louis Schmied (1873-1941), Schüler von Bodmer und Menn, und J. C. Madrus. "L'un evoquant l'esprit poetique des livres sacres orientaux, l'autre en fixant les formes harmonieuses et colorees"... "Ces realisations synthetisent une epoque luxueuse, amoureuse de lignes pures, de tonalites chaudes, de raffinements extremes dont on serait bien en mal de trouver quelques traces aujourd'hui" (Felix Marcilhac, Auktionskat. Paris 1975). - Die Illustrationen in feenhafter, mysterieuser Schönheit, anlehnend an die Miniaurenmalerei und stets eine Einheit bildend in totaler Harmonie zwischen Bild und Text. - Benezit 9, 403. Thieme-B. 29/30, 138. Brun 4, 391. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Ein Fuhrer Durch Das Osterreichische Kunstgewerbe (a Guide to Austrian Applied arts)

      Leipzig, Wien & Troppau: Verlag Heinz & Comp., 1930. Leipzig, Wien & Troppau: Verlag Heinz & Comp., 1930. Square 8vo, mustard cloth lettered in gilt in three languages on both covers and spine. Binding design by Josef Hoffmann. Text in German, French and English. With 359 pages plus interesting advertisements. Fine. A guide to the modernist movement in Austrian applied arts with special reference to the Wienere Kunstgewerbe Schule. A profusion of objects are photographed, a few in color, including ceramics, metalwork, furniture, wallpaper, posters, toys, jewelry and costume . Designers are Andri, Behrens, Binder, Cizek, Flogl, Hoffmann, Lobmyer, Peche, Powolny, Roller, Wieselthier and scores of others.. Cloth. Fine. Square 8vo.

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        Radikaler Geist. Querschnitte durch radikale Literatur sowie durch 'ausgefallene' und 'Zeitliteratur'. Zugleich eine Zeitschrift gegen diese Zeit.

      Verlag Radikaler Geist Berlin-Wendenschloß, 1930 ff,. Insgesamt 7 Hefte bei Heft 1 bis 6 mit durchgehender Seitenangabe (VII,1 bis Seite 582). Nr. 1,2,3,4 (mit dem eingebundenen Beiheft 'Staatsozialismus und Anarchismus", Bernhard Zack Verlag 1922),5,6. und als siebenter Band ein 192 seitiger Band ohne Nummerierung. Zube benennt ihn als Almanach, in dem der interessierten Leserschaft 'freigeistige' Literatur ohne Bewertung vorgestellt wird (u.a. Tucholsky, Klaus Mann und selbstredend alle anarchistischen Theoretiker). Illustrierte OBroschur (19x13 cm). In selbstgebautem(?) Stehschuber. Seltene linksradikale Publikation des Individualanarchisten Kurt Zube. Bandnummer:- Auflage:1. Insgesamt erschienen wohl 8 Hefte zwischen 1930 und 1933. Der Schuber etwas berieben. Ordentliche Exemplare, z.T. in Folie kaschiert. Beim Almanachband Fehlstellen am Papprücken. Einige Bände mit Bleistiftunterstreichungen oder Stempel. Heft 1 als 2. vermehrte Auflage gekennzeichnet. So umfassend sehr selten. Sollten Sie weitere Fragen bzw. Fotowünsche haben, so wenden Sie sich bitte per email post@antiquariat-schroeter.de an uns.

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        My Early Life, inscribed and dated by Churchill to steel magnate Charles M. Schwab from the personal collection of Churchill's biographer, Ronald I. Cohen, MBE

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. First edition, later printing. Hardcover. Very good plus. This British first edition, fourth printing, of Churchill's autobiography is inscribed and dated to American steel magnate Charles M. Schwab. The inscription, in black ink on the second free endpaper, reads: "To | Charles M. Schwab | With every good wish | from | Winston S. Churchill | 6.2.31." Charles Michael Schwab (1862-1939) began as an engineer in Andrew Carnegie's steelworks, rising by age 35 to President of Carnegie Steel (1897 to 1901), then President of U.S. Steel (1901 to 1903), and finally Chairman of Bethlehem Steel from 1903 until his death.  Schwab's association with Churchill was long and significant.  En route to England on the Olympic (sister to the Titanic) in 1914, Schwab witnessed the sinking of the Audacious.  Churchill - then First Lord of the Admiralty - met Schwab on 31 October.  (Gilbert, Companion III, Part 1, p.241.)  In fact, Churchill personally released Schwab to enter the country; all other Olympic passengers were held in custody for several days to delay news of the fate of the Audacious.  Schwab "pledged the support of his factories to the allied cause" (Gilbert, Companion V, Part 2, p.29) and left London with a huge contract for munitions and howitzer guns.  Most impressively Schwab agreed to build 20 submarines for the Royal Navy - no mean feat, as the submarines were to be delivered in half a year and built in secrecy.  These U.S.-built "Montreal Boats" were assembled in Canada in order to circumvent U.S. neutrality requirements.  Schwab was later appointed by President Wilson to head the entire U.S. shipbuilding effort, which under his leadership built 495 ships in 16 months.  Though Schwab was enriched by the war, his loyalty seems more than financial.  Germany reportedly offered Schwab an enormous sum - $100 million - for controlling interest in Bethlehem.  Schwab replied: "Gentlemen, I have given my word to the British... and there are no sums that you can offer me that will make me go back on my word."  (Hessen, Steel Titan: The Life of Charles M. Schwab, p.215).  When Churchill visited the U.S. in 1929, he wrote to Bernard Baruch "I ought surely... meet Mr. Schwab, with whom I did the big deal for the 20 secret submarines in the early days of the war... We have kept in touch since and I should much like to meet him again in his own country."  (Gilbert, Companion V, Part 2, p.28).  Schwab responded by putting his extravagant personal railcar at Churchill's disposal during his U.S. tour - an offer Churchill gratefully accepted, employing it from Los Angeles all across the country and calling it "an enormous convenience and comfort."  (Gilbert, Companion V, Part 2, p.45).  On 25 October 1929 Churchill repaid Schwab's courtesy by addressing a New York dinner of the American Iron and Steel Institute (of which Schwab was President).  Schwab died at the helm of Bethlehem Steel in September 1939.  During the Second World War the 15 shipyards of the steelmaking empire he forged produced a total of 1,121 ships, more than any other wartime builder.  This first edition, fourth printing of the British first edition of My Early Life was published two months after the first printing and is virtually identical.  The edition was bound in a bright plum cloth that proved quite susceptible to fading, with contents prone to spotting.  This copy is in very good plus condition.  The binding is square and tight, retaining a nicely rounded spine and showing only light wear to extremities, but with some of the typical spine toning.  The contents are notably free of spotting.  Mild age-toning to the page edges and dust soiling to the top edge are the only flaws noted.  The sole previous ownership mark other than the author's inscription is a small 1.5 x 1 inch sticker with the printed name "Hugh Cox" affixed to the upper front pastedown.  The binding is protected with a fine replica of the original bright plum dust jacket.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.f, Woods/ICS A37(ab.4), Langworth p.131

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