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        Lucy Church Amiably

      Paris: Imprimerie "Union", 1930 - A fine association copy of this book (published by Stein and Toklas under their "Plain edition" imprint), inscribed by Stein on the flyleaf to her friend and champion, the American art critic Henry McBride: "To Henry dear / from Gertrude," With McBride's book ticket on the front pastedown HENRY McBRIDE was an important art critic between 1915 and the early 1950s, a champion of twentieth century modernism, and a close friend of Gertrude Stein's. According to biographer James Mellow, Henry McBride, along with Carl van Vechten, was one of Stein's most important friends in the building of her American reputation. McBride was an art critic for the New York Sun whom Mellow calls "the most astute and entertaining art critic of his generation." From the time that they met in 1913, McBride became a powerful promoter of Stein's work in the States, "he mentioned her frequently and favorably in his columns for the Sun, often quoting her at length. His promotion of her work and her reputation during the years of World War I kept her name before the public . " First edition ("The plain edition an edition of first editions of all the work not yet Printed of Gertrude Stein."). Small 8vo. . Original blue paper boards, printed in black. Worn copy, spine defective (faded, detached with half-inch loss from head), lower board detached, internally very good. In custom morocco backed slipcase and chemise. Wilson A14 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        REKONSTRUKTSIYA TEATRA ("Reconstruction of Theater"). First Edition

      Leningrad (- Moscow): Teakinopechat', 1930 Text in Russian. 6-3/4" x 5-1/4" stapled wraps. 6000 copies only. Author: Vsevolod Meyerhold. Cover by Aleksey Ushin (Constructivism). Portrait of Meyerhold. Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        The Maltese Falcon

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1930. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and falcon design to upper board in dark grey and black, top edge dyed grey. Ownership inscription and crossed-out ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and tanned with a little wear at the tail, edges of binding a little rubbed and tanned, some light marks and spots to cloth, small spot to rear endpapers. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of one of the greatest detective thrillers of the 20th century. With a charming ownership inscription on the front free endpaper, "re-read 1948 & still find it is a good story".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ANTIGUA Y ORIGINAL MUÑECA DE PORCELANA con vestido y enaguas todo hecho a mano

      aprox.1930, 42 cm altura - porcelana n Pelo natural

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        A Roving Commission

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Fair. This is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. Published in England as My Early Life, this is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British. Jacketed copies are extremely scarce. Even decent unjacketed copies are unusual. The red-orange cloth binding proved highly susceptible to fading and soiling and the fragile dust jacket proved highly vulnerable to wear and severe fading of the orange color, particularly on the jacket spine. Here is a first edition, first printing in the first printing dust jacket. Condition is very good minus in a fair jacket. The red-orange binding remains clean and square with sharp corners. The vivid color remains unfaded apart from a small strip at the spine head and 1.75 inch portion of the lower spine corresponding to dust jacket losses. While these two instances of sunning prevent this copy from being fine, they do confirm that this book has spent its life with this jacket. The contents are clean with no spotting. The Scribner's "A" on the copyright page confirms a first edition, first printing. The sole previous ownership mark is a lovely inked gift inscription on the ffep from the year of publication: "Dec 13th. 1930. Washington D.C." The rear ffep and pastedown bear 8 small spots of glue residue and remnant print where it appears that a clipped newsprint article may have been previously affixed. The dust jacket is unclipped, still bearing the $3.50 price and the front face remains notably bright, but the jacket does show significant wear and losses, as well as the usual toning of the spine. There is an irregular 1.75 inch loss at the base of the spine, minor losses at the spine head, and chipping to both edges of the rear face as well as the front hinge. Old cello tape reinforcement that we have not attempted to remove was applied to the entire top and bottom edges. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.2.a, Woods/ICS A37(b.1), Langworth p. 134.

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      - Date : 1930 Dimensions : 78x108cm Imp : OFFICE D'EDITIONS D'ART - PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville... Illustrated by Rockwell Kent

      Chicago, Lakeside Press, 1930. Three volumes: 279, 284, 282 p., 280 illustrations by Rockwell Kent; 30 cm. "This edition of Moby Dick has been designed and illustrated by Rockwell Kent. One thousand copies have been printed under the supervision of William A. Kittredge at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, The Lakeside Press, Chicago."-- Colophon. Stock#OB933SS. Bound in original black cloth stamped in silver; with original clear plastic dust-jackets, in publisher?s aluminum slipcase. A fine copy formerly in the collection of Stuart Sherman, whaling scholar.

      [Bookseller: Bibliomania]
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        Moby Dick or The Whale

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press,, 1930. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. 3 volumes, quarto. Original black cloth, decoration to the upper boards and titles to spines in silver, top edges stained black, others uncut. In the original acetate dust jackets with paper flaps. Illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent. Slight tanning to spines and light rubbing to ends and corners, internally fresh and overall in excellent, with the jackets somewhat tanned, crinkled and occasionally chipped. First Rockwell Kent edition, one of a limited edition of 1,000 sets. In 1926 Rockwell Kent (1882–1971), then just beginning to establish his fame as an artist, was approached by R. R. Donnelley and Sons to illustrate a new edition of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast. Kent demurred, suggesting Moby Dick instead. Kent was given complete freedom to design and illustrate the three-volume set. The resulting work has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest in a sublime but difficult novel.

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        Dessins. 20 Planches en Couleurs

      Paris: A. Calavas, 1930. Folio, 18 of 20 vibrantly coloured pochoir plates (lacking plate 13 & 14), from the reference library of Hudson, Scott & Sons, Carlisle, with their small stamp to lower blank margin and verso of plates, loose as issued in orig. printed wrappers, cloth portfolio rebacked and a little worn. A collection 44 textile designs intensely-coloured on 18 plates by Alexey Brodovitch, Yvonne Bouchaud, Alexandra Bitchkova, Jacques Camus, Marianne Clouzot, Serge Gladky, Boris Lacroix, Okolow, and Henry Valensi. A brilliantly coloured pochoir pattern book meant for woven or printed fabrics, wallpapers, and decorative elements - a fine example of Art Deco in France in the mid-1920s.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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        East of Eden

      New York: Viking. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Steinbeck's classic. Steinbeck "considered Eden to be his magnum opus, the crowning achievement of his life's work. Similar to how Steinbeck spent years researching and reflecting on Zapata, and similar to how Steinbeck gradually put pieces together for The Grapes of Wrath in the 1930's, the writer let East of Eden gestate in his mind for decades. He thus 'nurtured' it 'all of his life and… [it] seemed to grow with him until the time of writing was at hand' … [To] one correspondent, Steinbeck placed East of Eden in the context of his life and work, concluding, 'That earlier work was practice for this… The rest was practice'. In another letter, Steinbeck asserted, 'I still think it is The Book, as far as I am concerned. Always before I have held something back for later. Nothing is held back here. This is not practice for a future. This is what I have practiced for…'" (Michael Price, John Steinbeck). First issue: with "bite" on page 281. New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with mild toning to spine, a little soiling to back panel, and a tiny bit of edgewear. An excellent copy of a first edition that is difficult to fine in good, collectible condition.

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. By the Author of Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. IN FULL MOROCCO

      Faber and Faber, [1930]. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; handsomely bound in burgundy full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Keynes, A33a . Catalogs: siegfried sassoon.

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        Michael And Mary A Play

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. forest green cloth. Near fine. Teg./No Dust Jacket. 96 pages. 21 x 14 1/2 cm. Limited edition, copy 244 of 250 signed by A.A. Milne. Known more today for his children's books, particularly "Winnie The Pooh," Milne wrote more than twenty five plays with this one dedicated to The Marshalls, Bart and Edna [Edna Best and Herbert Marshall], who in real life were married, and starred on stage in this production. Firm, very bright copy, partly unopened, backstrip lettered in gilt, and very slightly sunned.

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        Michael and Mary

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1930 Special edition, limited to 260 copies, signed by the author. Very good with some fading and rubbing to the outer panels and spine. Light scattered foxing to several pages and former owner bookplate to front pastedown.. Signed by Author. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        When I Was Very Young

      Pynson Printers; Random House; New York 1930 - Fine numbered and SIGNED limited edition; Pynson Printers (Random House), February 1930. Signes by the author on the colophon page and hand numbered 755. Original pink patterned cloth and deckled papers. Includes original brown paper-covered slipcase, which is all housed a custom cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Maltese Falcon

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930 First edition, first printing. Bound in the publisher's gray cloth, with falcon illustration stamped in steel blue to the front board, spine decorations and lettering stamped in steel blue and black. A very good copy, with some light wear to the spine ends, a few minor ink spots to the spine, a hint of spotting to the boards, two small losses to the top of page 55/56, spine very lightly starting at the rear endpapers, otherwise intact and sturdy spine, a few light hints of spotting to the pages throughout, otherwise clean pages. Overall, a tight and presentable copy. The Maltese Falcon is the author's third novel and the only book to feature the fictional private detective Sam Spade. Originally published in five installments in the pulp magazine Black Mask from September 1929 - January 1930, The Maltese Falcon marks a departure from Hammett's protagonist The Continental Op, who starred in his first two novels. Sam Spade is a conglomeration of Hammett's earlier detective figures, defined by his attention to detail, somewhat standoffish demeanor, and ruthless dedication to justice. Interestingly, although he only appeared in this novel and a few of Hammett's short stories, Sam Spade is considered the archetypal hard-boiled detective character and is specifically credited as an inspiration for Raymond Chandler's notable character, Detective Philip Marlowe. The Maltese Falcon is a wonderfully complicated murder mystery that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. It was adapted into the 1941 classic film noir starring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        La femme visible - One original heliogravure by Salvador DALI

      Editions surréalistes, Paris 1930 - - TITLE : La Femme Visible. - PRESENTATION : small in-4 in leaves red transparent and metalic cover. - EDITOR : Editions surrealistes, Paris 1930. - ILLUSTRATION : original heliogravure & 7 plates (photos or heliogravures). - SIZE : the book 9 x 12". - LIMITED : total tirage limited to 205 copies, here an unumbered copy on Arches vellum. - REFERENCES : Field 30-3 (p. 15), Michler & Lopsinger 4. - INFORMATIONS : Extremely rare portfolio, one of the first illustrated book by Dali and also one of the first text he wrote, including its first text about the Great Masturbator. - CONDITION : Very good condition. Complete, with the fragile cover in very good condition. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Last and First Men (association copy) A Story of the Near and Far Future

      Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, England 1930 - Association copy - with Inkstamp of Donald A. Wollheim on rear endpaper and penciled initials of DAW on the top corner of the front endpaper. First Edition, first impression - variant with eight pages of publisher's catalogue dated 630 on the last page. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine - condition and is lacking the scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and some beginning edge tearing to the spine ends, especially the top spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block have noticeable toning. Only 2036 copied printed. This is the author's first novel and is considered a major work of utopian fiction. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-119. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      BIBLIOTECA D'ARTE EDITRICE 1930 Introduzione di L. Parpagliolo ed uno studio di Edwin Cerio. Roma, Biblioteca d?Arte Editrice, 1930. In folio; pp.87 con disegni intercalati nel testo. 33 tavole in bianco e nero e 4 a colori a piena pagina. Edizione di 650 esemplari, testo su carta pesante olandese, le tavole su carta a mano speciale. Mezza pergamena con angoli, dorso a cordoni, titolo in oro. Ex libris. Un appassionato dotto contributo alla campagna, iniziata nel 1922 da Cerio con l?opera "La casa nel paesaggio di Capri", in difesa degli originali caratteri architettonici dell'isola. Non comune. Sandomenico, pag. 96. 6 immagini allegate.

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE SEA GIRL

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,. 1930. original yellow-orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown.. Owner's name and address in ink on front free endpaper. Slight spine. lean, light wear to cloth at head and tail of spine panel and corner. tips, a bit of patchy discoloration to cloth (a dye problem common to. this binding, not abuse), some light tanning and soiling to edges of. text block, a very good copy in very good, bright four-color. pictorial dust wrapper (reproducing an Argosy cover illustrating the. story painted by Robert A. Graef) with edge wear, shallow fraying. with some loss at lower spine end and corner tips, small chip from. upper edge of rear panel and a bit of associated creasing, 12x45 mm. chip from upper spine end (no loss to spine lettering), and light. dust soiling to spine and rear panels. Overall, an attractive example. of the dust jacket. This book is rarely found in nice condition.. (#105654). First edition. In the 1990s mankind faces annihilation at the hands of an advanced humanoid race dwelling in caverns beneath the Pacific ocean. This novel was first published as a six-part serial in ARGOSY, 2 March - 6 April 1929. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 533. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 227. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03695.

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        Watch Your Margin: An Insider Looks at Wall Street

      New York: Horace Liveright. 1930. First. First edition. Introduction by W.E. Woodward. A tiny owner's stamp on the front fly, else fine in a modestly rubbed, near fine dustwrapper with tiny nicks and tears, and jacket art by Sugar. Epistolary and practical advice on the stock market, delivered in a series of letters between an uncle and nephew. Very scarce in jacket. .

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        My Early Life, the first edition, first printing inscribed and dated by the author in 1931, housed in a half-morocco preservation case

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. My Early Life is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. This is the first edition, first printing, first state, first binding state, inscribed and dated by Churchill. The inscription in black in three lines on the upper blank endsheet preceding the half-title reads: "Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill / 1931." When My Early Life was first published in late October 1930, reviewer Sir Harold Nicolson likened it to "a beaker of Champagne". It is widely regarded as among the most engaging and approachable of Churchill's books. My Early Life has been reprinted many times and signed copies of later editions are often obtainable, but a premium understandably appends to inscribed first editions. Here is the first edition, first printing. Moreover, first state is confirmed by only 11 Churchill titles in the "Works by the Same Author" box on the half-title verso. First binding state is confirmed by coarse cloth with the title and author stamped gilt in three lines on the front cover. The plum colored binding of this edition proved especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear; nearly all copies are considerably spine faded, the plum color frequently bleaching nearly white with sun exposure. Moreover, the contents are susceptible to heavy spotting and the binding is often cocked. This is a respectable, if imperfect, example in about very good overall condition. The original, unrestored plum cloth binding remains tight and square with a nicely rounded spine and minor wear primarily confined to the corners and spine ends. The spine retains brightly legible gilt, but is moderately faded and freckled. The front cover is clean and retains bright gilt, but is unevenly faded on three edges clearly due to being left exposed to sunlight with another book or rectangular object covering the majority of the cover. The rear cover remains bright with only light soiling at the edges. The lower corners are bumped. The inscription page shows only light spotting. The inscription itself remains unfaded. Ink from "1931" and the three dots from the lower case "i" in "Inscribed" "Winston" and "Churchill" have bled slightly onto the facing page, nicely confirming what we already know - that this volume's endpapers are original. The balance of the contents are in very good condition, particularly for an edition that proved prone to pervasive spotting. The contents remain respectably bright. Light spotting within is substantially confined to the prelims and index. We find no previous ownership bookplates or inscriptions. The sole interior mark appears to be that made by the author. Moderate page edge spotting only occasionally intrudes onto the inner page margins. The top edge is lightly dust soiled and all three edges show some age-toning. The book is protected in a new custom, half-morocco clamshell case commissioned by us from a talented, sole-proprietor UK binder. The leather is hand-dyed dark plum with raised spine bands, extensive gilt decoration, and an acid-neutral archival inner lining. The case spine is stamped "INSCRIBED" at the foot and is quite handsome on the shelf. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.a, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

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      Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Rountree, Harry. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. 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. Covers unevenly faded with a few light marks. A few pale foxspots to prelims and last few pages. Else a clean copy. [S]

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        Meeting The Bear Market: How to prepare for the coming Bull Market

      Harper & Brothers, 1930-01-01. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printingin scarce original jacket. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1930. 276 pp. First edition, first printing, first issue jacket. (Stated "First Edition" on copyright page.) About Good hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Text free of marks and plates, etc. Not an ex-library copy! Light wrinkling to bottom of pages, not affecting text. Cloth discolored, paste downs dampstained. Lettering rubbed. Jacket shows a bit of dampstaining transfer of red dye around the bottom edges of the front and back panels, mostly on the verso. Pen mark on front panel, wear at head, rubbing and light soiling. Price intact ($2.50). Jacket is mylar-protected.A good example of the very scarce dust jacket of this long out-of-print investing book.

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        The Work of the New York Stock Exchange in the Panic of 1929

      Boston Association of Stock Exchange Firms, Boston, MA, U.S.A. 1930 - Softcover, saddle stitched, gray card wrappers with black title to cover, an address delivered by Richard Whitney (President of the New York Stock Exchange) before the Boston Association of Stock Market Firms, at the Algonquin Club, Boston, Massachusetts, June 10, 1930, 29 pp., Book Condition: Very Good, covers rubbed and light soil, general wear to edges, corners bumped, internally clean and unmarked, Contents: Here's a brief passage from the beginning of the book -- Gentlemen: I very deeply appreciate the compliment which you have paid me by inviting me to talk here tonight. I trust, however, that my presence as a former resident of Boston, may not be construed as the return of a prodigal son, even though I may seem deliberately to have courted the danger of creating such an impression by selecting as the subject of my remarks the stock market panic of last autumn. Boston has sometimes been accused of having caused all the trouble - a view which has largely arisen, I believe, from the startling prophecies made by a local financial soothsayer. I thoroughly realize the grave perils of attempting to deal with future events, and therefore, I intend to confine my remarks wholly to the past, in describing certain episodes of the panic as they appeared at the time to the administration of the New York Stock Exchange. II. The decline in share prices which ended in the panic began as early as mid-September. At first, however, the movement contained no suggestion of panic whatsoever. The volume of trading on the Exchange was active, but not at all out of hand. The downward trend of stock prices was gradual and several time interrupted by brisk rallies. Many people at the time complacently characterized this lower drift of prices as "a healthy reaction" or "a creeping bear market" - phrases wich in later weeks assumed a most unpopular and horrid significance. -- end. 29 pp., An EXTREMELY SCARCE 1930 TITLE on the 1929 CRASH, Highly Collectible. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Proof (sample print) of the magazine POLIGRAFICHESKOE PROIZVODSTVO (Polygraph Production 1930 No. 6-7)

      [Moscow: Printed in Nizhpoligraf], 1930. Text in Russian. SC. Magazine size: 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. (actual size of the proof: 11-1/2 x 17 in.). Design by N. Il'in. Cover of the magazine book was reproduced in V. Krichevsky's book on Nikolay Il'in. [Il'in, Nikolai (1894-1954): Well-known Soviet graphic artist. Polygraphy, book design. Chief artist of Nizhpoligraph publishing house. Constructivist, follower of Lissitzky. Exhibited in 1925 (Paris) with Kandinsky, Mayakovsky, Stenberg; in 1927 (Leipzig) with Lissitzky; in 1929 (Switzerland) with Klutsis; in 1931 (Paris) with Popova (p/h); in 1932 (Konigsberg) with Rodchenko, Stepanova, etc.] Please see the pictures. For more images please visit our website. .

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      - ABC. ABC MANUSCRIPT by Helen Belkin. No date, circa 1930. This is an amazing original ABC manuscript presented on 27 large pieces of artist board (one for each letter plus a dedication page). Each piece measures 14" wide x 18", housed in a black folder in overall fine condition. Each board has calligraphic text in rhyme using large letters above which is a large and charming full color illustration to accompany the letter. Bold primay colors are used against a grid background giving it the feel of an old fashioned sampler. "O" is for Oven / where goodies are made. / "P" is for Parrot, red, yellow and jade." Done by a very talented amateur, this is a wonderful manuscript alphabet.

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        AS I LAY DYING

      Jonathan Cape / Harrison Smith (1930), 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Jonathan Cape, 1930. First Edition, First Printing; Second issue with the "I" on page 11 properly aligned. Lacking the original dust jacket. Though pages are free of markings, evidence of erased pencil notations is lightly visible throughout. Faint smudges and offsetting to a few pages. Previous owner details on front paste down. Binding lightly shaken; Spine bowed inwards. Very light edge wear.

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        Manual Gráfico - Descriptivo Del Bibliófilo Hispano - Americano. (1475 - 1850).

      Vindel, Madrid 1930 - XI-374 pp., 2 h. = 2 h., 398 pp., 1 h. = 2 h., 339 pp., 1 h. = 2 h., 312 pp., 1 h. = 2 h., 401 pp., 2 h. = 2 h., 332 pp., 1 h. = 2 h., 372 pp., 2 h. = 2 h., 331 pp. = 2 h., 337 pp., 1 h. = 285 pp., 2 h. = y = 96 pp. de tasaciones e índices, más 7 y 205 pp. de suplemento. Impecable ejemplar encuadernado de época a media piel. Lomera con dos tejuelos y florones. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My Early Life

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This is the British first edition, first printing, first state of Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. 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 is one in very good plus condition. First state of the first printing is confirmed by the presence of only 11 Churchill titles listed on the half-title verso. This binding is smooth cloth with five lines on the front cover. (Note that the first edition, first printing is characterized by variations including both smooth and coarse cloth bindings, with either three or five line titles on the front cover.) The plum cloth binding is square and tight, retaining sharp corners and showing only trivial hints of soiling and wear. Spine presentation is notable for the edition. The spine remains nicely rounded with bright gilt and only mild sunning. The contents remain atypically bright and clean for the edition. We find no internal spotting. The sole previous ownership mark we find is an inked previous owner name and street address on the first free endpaper. The title page and dedication page leaves remain uncut. Modest spotting is confined to the page edges, with light dust soiling to the top edge. The book is protected in a removable, clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.b, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

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      1930. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK). THE YELLOW KNIGHT OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1930), 4to, brick red cloth, pictorial paste- on, FINE IN DUSTWRAPPER (dw wrinkled, some soil and lacks rear flap and price clipped). First ed. 1st state with plates coated both sides and spine imprint in bold face (Hanff - Greene XXIV) illustrated by J.R. NEILL with 12 plates plus many full page black and whites. A beautiful copy.

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        My Early Life

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. This is the British first edition, first printing. The plum colored binding of this edition proved especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear; nearly all copies are considerably spine faded, the plum color frequently bleaching nearly white with sun exposure. Moreover, the contents are susceptible to heavy spotting and the binding is often cocked. That's why so many first editions of this book have been torn apart and rebound. Finding respectable copies in unrestored, original bindings is increasingly challenging. This binding is coarse cloth with five lines on the front cover. (Note that the publisher's first edition, first printing is characterized by variations including both smooth and coarse cloth bindings, with either three or five line titles on the front cover.) This is the second state of the first printing, with 12 Churchill titles listed on the half-title verso. Condition is very good. The plum cloth binding is square and tight. Spine presentation is quite good for the edition; the spine is only modestly sunned, retaining good, uniform color and bright spine gilt. The binding is unusually clean, particularly for a coarse cloth variant example, showing only very slight shelf wear and very light soiling. The contents are unusually clean; we find no spotting either internally or on the page ends. The contents are bright with no internal spotting. We note a single previous owner's name inked to the upper right ffep. The page edges show light spotting and the top edge some dust soiling. We found within a note from 1970 from the previous owner to the bookseller from whom this copy was purchased and have left this in the book. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.c, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

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      1930. (SEUSS,DR.)illus. FOILED BY ESSOLUBE: A JIG-SAW MELODRAMA by DR. SEUSS. This is a marvelous large 150 piece full color jig-saw puzzle, circa 1930's COMPLETE IN ITS ORIGINAL PICTORIAL ENVELOPE! Both the puzzle and the envelope are in nice condition Pictured in the puzzle are three people in a car successfully fighting off the Zero-doccus, the Karbo-nockus, the Moto-munchus, the Oilio-gobelus and the Moto-raspus with the caption reading "Foiled by Essolube." The envelope is illustrated in black line and on the back, the cast of characters is explained. Measuring 17" wide by 11 1/2" high, this is a fantastic Seuss item. See Dr. Seuss From Then To Now p.22 for color photo.

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        The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus, Published in Facsimile and Hieroglyphic Transliteration with Translation and Commentary, In Two Volumes (Volume I-Hieroglyphic Transliteration, Translation and Commentary; Volume II-Facsimile Plates and Line for Line Hieroglyphic Transliteration)

      The University of Chicago Press, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Issued without dustjackets. Signed by the author. Complete two volume set, signed by James Breasted on a special Kroch's Bookstore bookplate to Dr. Max Thorek. Dr. Thorek's innovative surgical techniques and practices are still widely used in surgery today, and he was also the founder of Thorek Memorial Hospital, still in operation in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Spines a bit rubbed and darkened, with wear to the edges and corners & light soiling to the covers. Text & plates clean & unmarked.

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        D'Ariane à Zoé. Alphabet galant et sentimental agrémenté de vers, de proses et de lithographies, par vingt-six écrivains et autant d'artistes.

      Paris, Librairie de France, 1930. - In-4°, 192p. Edition limitée à 220 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur papier d'Arche. Textes de Arnoux, Beucler, Cassou, Derème, Mac Orland, Morand, Valéry, etc. Lithographies originales par Maurice Barraud, Jean Berque, Bosshard, Dufy, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Marie Laurencin, etc. en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée rempliée, chemise et étui.

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Shanghai of To-day: A Souvenir Album of Fifty Vandyke Gravure Prints of "The Model Settlement"

      Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1930 - Large quarto, 31.5*25.8cm, 10+14+50pp. Third edition 1930, revised and enlarged, complete with 50 plates (1928 first edition has 38 plates only). Spine rebound in leather. Outer covers clean and bright, but internal pages have scattered foxing spots, mostly to margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        A Map of Cape Cod and the Islands

      South Yarmouth, Mass.: E.D. West Co.. No date. Ca. 1930-1940.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 22 x 18 inches on sheet 26 x 22 inches. Overall light to moderate creasing from rolling, light wear to left edge, map is clean and bright. An uncommon and quirky map featuring Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard (sic) and Nantucket Island with a few pictographs to liven things up: a large cartoonish sea creature with compass rose for an eye, Neptune holding a sign "Nantucket Sound" on his trident, lighthouses and various ships. Scale of 3 miles to the inch. .

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      1930. Paperback. Very Good. [PREWAR ARCHITECTURE] Obayashi Gumi. TOKYO GEKIJO. Osaka, Showa 5 [1930]. Large 8vo., wrappers, illustrated with photos throughout, along with many plans. A visual and textual discussion of Shochiku's TOKYO THEATRE, a large Western-style building designed for the performance of Kabuki, one of several Kabuki theatres in Tokyo which provided venues for Shochiku's near monopoly of traditional theatre at the time. Interestingly enough, the TOKYO THEATRE was the only one of Shochiku's venues to survive the war and became the center of Kabuki production during the Occupation. The Obayashi Gumi which built the theatre and published this guide, survives today as one of the major contractors in Japan. Very good condition throughout with slight soiling to the covers.

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        SSSR NA STROIKE ("USSR in Construction", "USSR im Bau", "URSS en Construction", "UdSSR im Bau"). Illustrated (Photo) Magazine

      Moscow: OGIZ, 1930's Moscow: OGIZ, 1930's Elephant folio (16-1/2" x 11-3/4") stapled wraps. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Scarce. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website. Re previous inquiries: the number of issues and price may change! .

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        Dame de la cour - Dame en rouge".

      1930 - Deux gouaches originales sur papier cartonné gris, titrées (1930), 16 x 24 cm. et 32 x 48 cm. Dans la première gouache, une femme en buste, à la belle robe rouge, fait un geste de déclamation. L'autre gouache représente la "Dame de la Cour" vêtue d'une ample robe à crinoline dont les multiples volants de gaze sont maintenus par un magnifique noeud rouge, très "Art Déco". Pliure centrale. Peintures et Aquarelles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        [Aviation]. Aircraft Markings

      N.p., (1930). (28)ff. An informative watercolor manuscript describing the wing and rudder markings of aircraft from the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. Most of the markings date from around the end of World War I, charting the rise of military aviation. The wing marking included under the description "U.S.A. Navy" is the first National Aircraft Insignia for Naval aircraft, which was only used from 1917 to 1918. The symbol was then changed to resemble the markings of the other Allied Powers and to distinguish itself from the enemy. Interestingly, no markings are included from countries within the Central Powers. The illustrations and miniscule text have been executed with military-like precision. A fascinating view into the history of aviation, bound in full vellum. Front endpaper is detatched and cover shows slight soiling; else near fine. (3 by 2 1/4; 76x57mm).

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        Quinze mystères.

      - Gravés par Suzanne COCQ. S.l.n.d., (1930), in-16 carré, en ff., sous couv. ill. en coul. Suzanne COCQ, plus tard deviendra Mme Brocas, peintre née en 1894, à Bruxelles. Elle expose au Salon d'automne en 1926 Paysage et Effet de neige, et régulièrement des Paysages du Roussillon (Bénézit, 76, 3, 88). Sans page de titre cet ouvrage est composé de 15 planches hors-texte gravées sur cuivre illustrant les quinze mystères de la vie du Christ. Livres

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