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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First American edition. Fine/Very Good +. A lovely copy of Svevo's best work, a novel that is widely regarded as the "great modern Italian novel." Book Fine with a touch of mottling to the cloth on the rear board, otherwise clean, fresh and unread. In a Very Good + price-clipped dust jacket with small chips at the spine ends and one corner, otherwise in a quite attractive state. & & Self-published in 1923, the novel was largely ignored until championed by James Joyce, who had known Svevo and his writing for over 15 years. In fact, Svevo is credited as the inspiration for Joyce's immortal "Leopold Bloom" character in "Ulysses." A charming, riotous work of psychological realism in which Svevo's neurotic character writes his memoirs on the advice of his shrink. Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Trumpet in the Dust

      New York: Horace Liveright Inc.,, 1930. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and decoration to upper board and spine in gold and silver, top edge stained green. A few short tears to the top edge of several leaves, topstain faded and marked, lettering rubbed and dull. A decent copy. First edition, first printing. With the author's fine signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Ring Lardner what a sap I'd be to try to tell you what I think of you and your work - you know ... Gene Fowler April 3, 1930". A major association. Fowler met Lardner when the two men joined Damon Runyon as writers on Hearst's paper The American. They both went to Hollywood and wrote numerous screenplays. Lardner would eventually be named by HUAC as one of the Hollywood Ten and was effectively blacklisted. Trumpet in the Dust is the quasi autobiographical story of a newspaperman named Gordon Dole. It charts his life from his birth through his first attempts to become a published writer through to his inevitable demise.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1930. [1 of 400 signed copies] With Drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer. London: Faber and Faber, 1930. Original light blue-grey paper-covered boards. First Edition, of which this is one of 400 numbered large paper copies signed by T. S. Eliot (this being copy #278). This was issued as No. 29 in the "Ariel Poems" series; 2000 regular (smaller and unsigned) copies were issued about a week earlier.~This copy is in very good-plus condition (minor wear at the spine ends and along the ridge of the narrow spine). MARINA seems to be scarcer than many of Eliot's other limited/signed editions. Gallup A17b.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Suite d'illustrations inédites de Jacques Touchet pour : Les Fols de Rabelais

      Paris: René Kieffer Livre. Illus. by Jacques Touchet. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. [Paris, René Kieffer, sd (ca 1930)] Suite, très probablement complète, de 50 illustrations tirées en sanguine, sous portefeuille muet. 23,5 x 18,5 cm. Les planches sont sur vélin au filigrane de René Kieffer. Il semble que l'édition de ces planches de Jacques Touchet ait été avortée et que très peu d'exemplaires aient été imprimés. Hilarant et inconnu des bibliographes. Bel état..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Der Tsoyberbarg = The Magic Mountain.

      Vilnius, Poland: Kletskin, 1930. - 8vo. 294 pp. Yiddish. Fair in red cloth with clear plastic protector. Second of two volumes. 295-569 pp. Rear endpaper detached and torn. Front endpaper starting. Extensive pencil writing on front and back endpaper and title pages. Sticker on front cover endpaper from Yiddish National Workmen's Circle, stamp on title page from Jewish Agency for Palestine in London. Translated into Yiddish by Isaac Bashevis Singer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Bridge. A Poem. With a frontispiece photo of The Brooklyn Bridge by Walker Evans.

      Horace Liveright, New York 1930 - Handsomely bound in finely woven blue cloth stamped brightly in gold on the front boards and along the spine. Very clean and tight throughout; with some very faint discoloration along the bottom 1" at the front and rear boards. This exosure transferred to the verso of the dust jacket along the bottom edges, but it is not noticeable on the exterior of the dust jacket. The book is clean and crisp with sharp corners and tight hinges. The jacket which features the photograph by Walker Evans is very good with fading to the spine and darkening and sun-toning to the blue on the front panel. The original price of $2.50 is present. There is chipping and some small pieces missing at the top of the spine and to the right at the top corner of the front panel. The rear panel is white and bright; the rear flap has begun to separate along the top 3". With a touch of edge-rubbing and small chips at the corners. Overall, a very good plus copy of this scarce book or poetry in a very good minus scarce dust jacket. The publication of this long poem by Hart Crane, the first volume to appear since White Buildings in 1926, marks an important moment in the history of American literature. No poem written since Walt Whitman?s Leaves of Grass expresses a more inclusive scope or loftier intention. Dedicated to Brooklyn Bridge, this poem is a synthesis of values, past and present, which may be termed particularly American. (Dust jacket flap) First Edition with the date of 1930 on the copyright page and no subsequent printings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        Building Plans and Floor Layouts for the San Francisco News Building 1812-1840 Mission St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, April - August 1930. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size varies. 23 sheets. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        THE EDWARDIANS. Signed

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1930 Sackville-West, Vita. THE EDWARDIANS. Signed. London: The Hogarth Press, 1930. First Edition, Limited to 125 Copies Signed by Vita Sackville-West. A bright, fresh copy in 1/4 vellum over red cloth covered boards, gilt titles to the spine, t.e.g., front and bottom edges uncut, previous collector's discreet bookplate to the front pastedown, showing light use. 8vo. 349 pp. A very nice example of one of Vita Sackville-West's most successful books, drawing on Knole and her childhood as a pattern for Chevron and its inhabitants. Woolmer 235a.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,. 1930. original decorated orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Early owner's signature on verso of front free endpaper. Light. residue from old asphaltic dust jacket protector along bottom edges. of front and rear covers, else a nearly fine copy in very good. pictorial dust jacket with some shelf wear at edges, shallow chipping. at spine ends, and general dust soiling, largely to spine and rear. panels. Overall, a fairly attractive copy of a book not often. encountered in nice condition. (#104174). First edition. The author's second book. A rousing space opera, first published as a four- part serial in ARGOSY, 21 December 1929-11 January 1930, in which earth is threatened with destruction by the inhabitants of the moon. "Interplanetary war and the Yellow Peril ... Astonishing that ARGOSY would print this." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1240. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 470. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Reginald 08316.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        THE EDWARDIANS. Signed

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, and Company/Grosset & Dunlap, (1930)., 1930 Sackville-West, Vita. THE EDWARDIANS. Signed. New York: Doubleday, Doran, and Company/Grosset & Dunlap, (1930). First Edition, early impression beautifully Signed and dated by Vita Sackville-West on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 314 pp. Rust cloth, black titles and decorations in a difficult to find supplied First Edition pictorial dustwrapper. A bright, fresh copy of one of Vita Sackville-West's most successful books, drawing on Knole and her childhood as a pattern for Chevron and its inhabitants. "Vita's book is such a best seller that Leonard and I are hauling in money like pilchards from a net". Virginia Woolf, Letters.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Button Hill,

      Richard P. Smith, 1930. 1st American Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Button Hill, Gordon Stowell, Richard R. Smith, Publishing, NY, 1930, first American Edition, 318 pages. Possible book club edition. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Description: Book; Orange boards with gold lettering to spine only, plain endpapers. Dust jacket; illustrated art deco design by Politzer that wraps to the spine, plain back panel, inside front flap carries price of $2.50, author's bio and slug this title being the June choice of the Book League of America, inside rear flap carries promotion for six other "Spring Fiction" titles by this same author. Interestingly, nothing about this book is written on this book, the entire back panel is blank. According to our research, this story tells the story of the Chapletown area of Leeds, GB, from 1870's to 1918 during its expansion to a prosperous middle class, and of its sudden demise after 1918 when its reputation was called into question due to the sudden rise of Jewish property owners. Originally published in 1929 in GB by Gollancz, the book was controversial at the time. Rare find in collectable condition. Jacket now protected in Brodart.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        Reisebeschreibungen Von Deutschen Beamten Und Kriegsleuten im Dienst der Niederlaendischen West- und Ost-Indischen Kompagnien, 1602-1797

      The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1930. 13 vols., published between 1930 and 1932 Vol. 1, pp. 97+140+89, Johann Gregor Aldenburgk, Reise nach Brasilien (1623-1626), Ambrosius Richtshofer, "Reise Nach Brasilien (1629-1632)", Michael Hemmersam, "Reise nach Guinea und Brasilien (1639-1645)"; Please enquire about shipping rates to your destination. The series publishes texts of German officers who served in the Dutch West India Company (WIC) and its counterpart operative in Asia, the Dutch East India Company (VOC). One of them Johann Verken accompanied Admiral Verhoeff to the East Indies aroudn 1607-9. His diary contains a description of the area around the Singapore Straits, including Johor Lama (Old Johor) after its second destruction by the Portuguese. Other volumes touch on India, Ceylon, Burma, the Malay Peninsula, the Indonesian Archipelago, the Philippines, and China. The complete set is difficult to obtain on the open market. Books are bound in cardboard and generally in very good condition. The cloth spines of the individual volumes are slightly foxed, but the inside of the individual volumes are in near pristine condition. The texts of the volumes are all in (old) German.. Hard Cover (cardboard). Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Gapura Consultants Pte. Ltd.]
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        The French Culinary Pioneer Auguste Escoffier Declines A Lunch Invitation From A Food Writer

      ALS. 1pg. 5 ½? x 6?. Nov. 10, 1930. New York. An autograph letter signed ?A. Escoffier? on stationary from the ?Hotel Pierre? in New York, whose opening celebrations Escoffier was in New York to attend. The letter is addressed to ?Monsieur Carl F. Wentz?, whose invitation to lunch Escoffier politely declines due to his busy schedule. It is written in French: ?Très sensible à votre témoignage de sympathie, je ne puis, avec regrets, accepter votre gracieuse invitation à déjeuner. Il me reste peu de temps à disposer, je dois quitter New York, Vendudi le 14 Novembre par le Paquebot ?France? toutes mes journées sont un...prises par l?exposition et engagemants près...? It roughly translates to ?Very touched by your expression of sympathy, I cannot, with regrets, accept your kind invitation to lunch. I have little time left to dispose of, I must leave New York Friday November 14 on the Liner ?France? all my days are completely taken by the exhibition and nearby commitments.? The letter is in fair condition, with some paper clip rust stains to the upper-left-hand corner that affects Escoffier?s seal but not the text. Some of the ink is slightly faded and there is toning. The American Book Prices Current shows only one Escoffier letter ever selling at auction. A surprisingly scarce autograph.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        The Collected Works Of Bernard Shaw, The Ayot St. Lawrence Edition, complete in 30 volumes, with tipped in card inscribed by Shaw

      New York: WM. H. Wise & Co.. 1930. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete set in 30 volumes. 1930, First thus. Mounted card on a front blank of Volume 1. Card is inscribed, "I want a translation of the enclosed, as exact as you can make it" and is signed by Shaw and dated 8/9/30 from his hotel room in the Malvern Hotel in Great Malvern, Worcester. Hardcover, bound in matching linen-backed boards with title labels. All-rag paper from the Millani Mills. The typography was designed by Shaw himself. Each copy has a tissue-covered frontis of the author. Very Good+ to Near Fine copies, no dust jackets. All contents clean and unmarked. Clean boards. A few spines show light soil and shelfwear, but most are unharmed. Square, sound bindings. This is Set No. 1111 of a Limited Edition of 1790, with the subscriber's name printed on a special title page in Volume 1. Also includes a 2 page laid-in letter from the publisher introducing the set, describing its production, and a small announcement of the signed card. Complete set in 30 volumes. Shipping at cost. Titles: IMMATURITY / THE IRRATIONAL KNOT / LOVE AMONG THE ARTISTS / CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION / AN UNSOCIAL SOCIALIST / SHORT STORIES, SCRAPS & SHAVINGS / PLAYS PLEASANT AND UNPLEASANT (in two volumes) / THREE PLAYS FOR PURITANS / MAN AND SUPERMAN / JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND, HOW HE LIED TO HER HUSBAND, MAJOR BARBARA / THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA, GETTING MARRIED, THE SHEWING-UP OF BLANCO POSNET / MISALLIANCE, THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS, FANNY'S FIRST PLAY / ANDROCLES AND THE LION, OVERRULED, PYGMALION / HEARTBREAK HOUSE, GREAT CATHERINE, PLAYLETS OF THE WAR / BACK TO METHUSELAH / SAINT JOAN, THE APPLE CART / TRANSLATIONS AND TOMFOOLERIES / THE QUINTESSENCE OF IBSENISM, THE PERFECT WAGNERITE, THE SANITY OF ART / THE INTELLIGENT WOMAN'S GUIDE TO SOCIALISM AND CAPITALISM / WHAT I REALLY WROTE ABOUT THE WAR / DOCTORS' DELUSIONS, CRUDE CRIMINOLOGY, SHAM EDUCATION / OUR THEATRES IN THE NINETIES (in three volumes) / MUSIC IN LONDON (in three volumes) / PEN PORTRAITS AND REVIEWS / ESSAYS IN FABIAN SOCIALISM.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Moby Dick or the Whale [Signed by Rockwell Kent]

      New York: Random House, 1930. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. First Trade Edition, issued after the Lakeside Press (1930) Limited Subscriber's Edition. Thick 8vo: xxxi,[1],822,[6]pp, with 275 reproductions of Kent's drawings. Publisher's finely woven black cloth, title stamped in silver on upper board and spine with Kent's image of a breaching whale; beige pictorial dust jacket with the same whale motif in blue and black. Signed by Rockwell Kent on light card stock neatly attached to front fly leaf. Just about Fine (and only lightly read, if at all) with a dusty top edge and a dime-sized stain to bottom edge, in a jacket that presents as Near Fine (spine panel toned, as usual) after extremely skillful restoration to front panel.& & In 1926, the Chicago printer R. R. Donnelley invited Rockwell Kent to illustrate a new edition of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast. Kent declined, but suggested Moby Dick instead. Published in 1930 by the Lakeside Press of Chicago, the three-volume limited edition filled with Kent's haunting black-and-white, pen, brush and ink drawings and encased in a metal slipcase, sold out immediately. Random House quickly produced this trade edition, which also proved immensely popular and vaulted what was then still a rather obscure novel (Moby Dick only had been rediscovered by critics in the early 1920s) to the status of an American classic. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.&

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        A Remedy for Disappearing Game Fishes. Foreword by French Strother. Woodcuts by Harry Cimino

      New York: Huntington Press. Very Good+; Glassine is frayed at edge, box is worn and lacks as . one inch piece from one end.. 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Cloth and marbled boards, viii, 41p., illustrated. **Bruns H-249. Copy number 303 of 990 copies signed by Herbert Hoover with a signed personalized presention inscription on the title page from Hoover.; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: HJHurley]
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      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930 A railroad mystery featuring the misadventures of a train porter. Bound in original orange cloth with lettering and small illustration stamped in black. Laid in is a postcard dated 1962 from Don Bloch, well known Denver early railroad bookseller to the purchaser of the book. Endpapers lightly toned. Near fine in very good dust jacket with tape mends to the reverse and tanned spine panel.. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        [Case of Large School Maps]

      Case of 9 maps and 1 projector screen. Oak case with tambour roll top. Case measures 40 x 92 x 10". This original oak case contains 9 oversize school maps dating between approximately 1930 and 1965, as well as one projector screen. The collection was deaccessioned from Cornell University and contains a range of political, commercial and ecological maps. The case has a built-in tambour roll top and is designed to be mounted to the wall. Maps include: "Natural Land-Use Areas of the United States," U.S. Department of Agriculture; "New York," Rand McNally & Co; "South America," Rand McNally & Co; "Europe," Rand McNally & Co; "United States," Rand McNally & Co, Political Wall Map Series by J. Paul Goode; "Asia,"Ranally Political Series; "Double Hemisphere World Map," Rand McNally & Co; "Trading Center and Distribution Map of the United States," Rand McNally & Co; and "North America," Rand McNally & Co. Some maps have discoloration from roll mechanism. World map is fraying in center.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Deutsche Arbeit

      Berlin: Ullstein,, 1930. Bilder vom Wiederaufstieg Deutschlands. Quarto. Original grey cloth backed black boards, titles to spine in white and to upper board in orange. With the reversible dust jacket. Spine very slightly rolled. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed, spotted, and nicked jacket with a small tape repair to the black and white side. First edition, first impression of a stunning series of photographs depicting German industry, engineering, and labour during the inter-war years. E. O. Hoppé (1878–1972) was one of the most famous photographers of the early 20th century and a leading figure in the modernist movement, described by Cecil Beaton as "The Master". He moved from Germany to Britain as a young man with the intention of training as a financier, but took up photography and quickly became a top celebrity portraitist. He travelled extensively, and his photography encompassed all aspects of life, from images of literary and artistic figures, to the ballets of Diaghilev, industrial and urban scenes in Britain, the US, and Germany, and life in the developing world. Despite his prominence, he is relatively unknown today–in 1954 Hoppé sold his entire archive to a picture library that categorised the images by subject rather than photographer, and his identity vanished from the photographic record. His oeuvre has recently been reclaimed from obscurity and reunited with his letters and biographical documents, leading to a revival of interest in this important photographer. A scarce and beautifully produced book of modernist industrial photography in the original reversible dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Augustan Books of Modern Poetry

      London: Ernest Benn,, 1930. Tall single sextodecimo quire, specially bound for presentation by Sassoon in blue cloth over boards, gilt titles to front board. Decorated by Sassoon with hand colouring to the foliate border and text on the title page, one portrait photograph and two illustrated cuttings from another text laid down, and a colour illustration of a flower done in his own hand. Boards faded at the spine and edges, and somewhat bowed, corners nicked, light spotting to the text. Very good condition. A lovely presentation copy, wonderfully evocative of Sassoon's playfully camp character (whilst also containing some of his most serious verse), inscribed on the binders blank (whereby we know that the binding is Sassoon's own), "Edith Olivier, former tenant of Fitz House, from the present occupant. Aug. 1932". Sassoon's close friend the novelist Edith Olivier was a confidante and hostess to the homosexual upper-class aesthetes (including Sassoon, Osbert Sitwell, Cecil Beaton and Stephen Tennant) for whom Wiltshire was the rural idyll where they could indulge the carefree languor of the interwar period. The presentation of this volume is dated to just after Sassoon had moved to Fitz House, Wiltshire, in 1931. From this point Olivier became a firm friend and an influential figure in Sassoon's life: she acted as a mediator between Sassoon and Tennant in their love affair, and in 1933 she also introduced him to Hester Gatty, who became Sasson's wife later in the same year. A number of humorous touches added by Sassoon give character to this presentation copy, the portrait photograph of Sassoon, which he has added to the title page, shows him as a boy dressed in white silk doublet and hose, flamboyant sleeves, and a white bonnet with a feather plooming out of it, and sporting a billboard over which Sassoon has written "Observer", to denote the reference of this image, which was taken on the occasion that Sassoon and his brothers acted as pages when his aunt Rachel Beer, editor of the Observer, had organised a stand for the paper at the Hotel Cecil for the 1896 Press Bazaar. The two illustrations that Sassoon had added to decorate the text elsewhere are both from the same ludicrously twee and childish book, "It's His Way, and Other Stories" (1873) by E. E. S. Elliott. Further to this, Sassoon has drawn and coloured one of his classic (and slightly timid looking) flowers as a vignette at the end of the text. As a final touch, Sassoon has in his own hand added at the end of his printed biography, "DIED about 1986", thus humorously prognosticating a century of years for himself (he actually died at 80). First edition, fourth impression, of the Augustan Books selection of Sassoon's verse, first printed in 1926.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Good-Bye To All That

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1930. First American edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Advanced copy in the dust jacket without the price and the Paris Gun listed on the back flap, "To be published in February Probable Price, $3.50". Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The World in 2030 A.D

      London,: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1930.. Quarto, with a frontispiece and eight plates; a fine copy in the original black cloth, lettered in crimson. First edition of this extravagant vision of the future. The first Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930) was a dashing figure, a 'swashbuckler' and 'ready subject for the caricaturist,' (DNB) who had a lengthy career as Solicitor General, and after 1919, Lord Chancellor.Reading The World in 2030 the knowledge that Birkenhead was drinking himself to death whilst writing comes as little surprise. It is an extraordinary work, displaying the occasional prescience of the unhinged. Amongst a very odd collection of statements about ectogenesis, the unlikelihood of future wars due to trans-national integration, scientific relativism, and the creation of a Florida-style 'playground for all Europe' in the basin of the Sahara, there is the bald announcement that atomic energy will be harnessed, that eugenics will be commonplace and the genes mapped, and that a 'mad dictator, jealous of Western progress, may precipitate a war, which will finally burn up and destroy Western civilisation'. Best of all, advances in television will mean that a busy Englishman will be able to follow 'an Australian test-match'.Accompanying the work are nine futurist plates by E. McKnight Kauffer.Negley, 109.

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      New York: Charles Scribner';s Sons, 1930. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. Octavo. Quite a nice copy of Sheldon';s posthumously published book about his explorations of the lands at the foot of what would come to be called Mt. McKinley but was known by the natives as "Denali". The Wilderness of Denali relates, almost like a logbook, his daily experiences for nearly a year, often in extreme conditions, tracking natural fauna -- sheep, birds, squirrels. Sheldon is responsible for the conservation act of 1917, which he personally delivered to Woodrow Wilson for his signature. Sheldon devoted his life to the conservation of America';s natural resources. This copy given to John Galen Carter by his mother -- Carter was a member of the American Anthropological Society and a lawyer specializing in Indian Affairs. With folding map. Bound in publisher';s green ribbed cloth with title blocked in gold on the upper cover; light shelfwear to the extremities with just a touch of fraying at the spine ends and corners; digital images can be made available upon request. Very Good+ binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        The Seventh Man A True Cannibal Tale Of The South Seas Told In 15 Wood-Engravings and 189 Words by Robert Gibbings

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. quarter yellow buckram and decorated boards. Aeg, Fine in original glassine overwrapper nicked at spine extremities./No Dust Jacket. Gibbings, Robert. 15 pages. 20 x 12 1/2 cm. Fifteen wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings. Limited edition, copy 131 of 500, printed on Dutch hand-made paper in Caslon O.F. type. Considering the fragility of the original binding, a lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Das Gesamtwissen über antike und neue Teppiche des Orients

      Wien, Selbstvlg. d. Verf. 1930.. 2 Bde. 280; 327 S. Mit insg. 1260 tls. ganzs., tls. farb. Abb. u. 2 Karten. OLn. Tadellos. EA. Enay/Azadi 449 - Das bis heute unübertroffene Standardwerk.

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        Sleeping Figure. An original watercolor and gouache on paper by Bishop, 5 5/8? wide x 8 5/8? high, circa 1935-1940.

      Benton 11. A portrait of Bishop?s close friend Louise Crane, the daughter of Winthrop Murray Crane, founder of the Crane Paper Company and Governor of Massachusetts, and Josephine Porter Boardman, founder of the Museum of Modern Art. Bishop and Crane met as undergraduates at Vassar College in 1930 and a year after graduating traveled through Europe together in 1935-1936. In 1938, Bishop and Crane pooled their resources and bought a nineteenth century clapboard house together at 624 White Street in Key West, but in the next few years their relationship foundered, reducing Bishop to near suicidal despair. A prominent philanthropist and patron of the arts, Crane became Marianne Moore?s executor after Moore?s death in 1972

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        Political Religion of America - Calligraphic Manuscript on Vellum

      Los Angeles, CA: C. Everette Smith Studio,, c.1930. Quarto (269 × 207 mm) Full blue morocco, title gilt to the spine, narrow raised bands, compartments gilt with double fillet panels, rose corner-pieces, concentric multiple gilt panels to the boards, fleuron corner-pieces, single fillet edge-roll, red morocco doublures, with blue morocco turn-ins, elaborate gilt ruled panels to both, cream moiré silk free ends, white silk page-marker, all edges gilt. Manuscript on 5 leaves of vellum in an elegant calligraphic hand, title page with gilt initials and gilt torch of freedom device, 2 large gilt initials with decoration in blind of scrolls and "stars and bars", the whole interleaved and bulked with hammer-finished Japanese paper. A little rubbed at the extremities, else a very good copy. Unusual illuminated manuscript on vellum reproducing a key section of one of Abraham Lincoln's earliest published speeches. The text is taken from "The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions. Address by Abraham Lincoln before the Young Man's Lyceum of Springfield, Ill, January 27, 1837", the dating is an error by the calligrapher, the correct year being 1838. In this address Lincoln focused on citizenship, and the crucial necessity of inculcating reverence for the law, almost to the point of cultivating a political religion. Predicting that otherwise destructive forces would flow unchecked and threaten American institutions, potentially even the Constitution. The speech was given against the background of two recent murders by pro-slavery mobs; the first being a case where a freed African-American had killed a constable in St. Louis and had been lynched by a mob, followed by the murder of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Presbyterian minister and editor of the abolitionist Alton Observer, shot dead next to his printing-press just three months prior to this speech. C. Everette Smith was a bilbiophile, and a partner in the noted Los Angeles furniture and decorating firm of Cannel, Smith & Chaffin. Smith's studios produced a number of patriotic vellum manuscripts around the same date, including "America" - also known as "My Country 'tis of Thee" - by his ancestor Samuel Francis Smith (copies in UCLA, Brandeis, Houghton Library, Harvard, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts) and the Gettysburg Address (Lincoln Memorial Library, Tennessee). No other copies of the present text have been traced. Unusual and highly attractive.

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      1930. 2. ALDIN,CECIL. PUPPY DOG FROLICS. London & Glasgow: Collins Clear Type Press, no date, circa 1930. Folio (10 1/4 x 13 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips rubbed, rear cover soil, VG++. Printed on coated paper there are 16 full page color illustrations of an Aberdeen Scotty dog with one line of text below plus 2 illustrations in black and white. There is also a charming pictorial border on everypage. The illustrations are from Gyp's Hour of Bliss but the colors used are different from Gyp and the pictorial border is new. This is a rare Aldin picture book.

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        Das Höchster Porzellan auf der Jahrtausend-Ausstellung in Mainz 1925, hrsg. im Auftrage der Stadt Mainz,

      Mainz, L. Wilckens, 1930,. Erstausgabe, 4°, X, 166 Text-S. mit Register sowie 144 Tafel-Seiten mit über 1000 s/w-Abb., original Leineneinband mit blauer Deckel- und Rückenbeschr., Kopfblauschnitt, schönes, sauberes Exemplar (prez) Unverzichtbares Standardwerk zum Höchster Porzellan!

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        [140 photographs of Travel in the Potosi Mining Area]

      n.p. n.p. n.d. (ca. 1930). Double post-holed Heinn Co. large-format photo album with metal spine and pebbled cloth covered boards. Photographs generally very good, a few loose, mounted on clean black stock, in much worn and chipped covers. Obl. 4to. (11 x 16 inches). Illus. with b/w photos. Most photos are 3 x 4 inch format (three 8" x 10" in sepia enlargements) covering a variety of subjects, mainly from near the city of Potosi in Bolivia, which had been built close to its 'Silver Mountain' - mined since the days of the Spanish conquest for silver and other valuable metals; images of settlements and small rail hubs, areas that are used for llama and mule loading and commercial transport; dwellings of native peoples, including caves and adobe, shanties; automobile travel with several views of treacherous roadways and terrain, one with auto stuck in the mud to its axles, breakdowns, makeshift stream-fording. While not specifically identified, it is most likely this album was the record of either an engineering survey team or a geological expedition, as there are several images of men examining charts, with surveying instruments set up; tent camping 'on the trail', many views of the rugged landscape and rocky paths and routes; roadways, several images of railroad tracks and rolling stock; waterways and retaining walls, reinforced roadbeds, culverts, bridges including a suspension bridge; several shots taken in the city of Potosi including street scenes. An excellent glimpse of the harsh conditions in the Potosi region and the difficulties of transportation, travel and survival, that a population living and working at an average elevation of over 13,000 feet, faced.

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        The Apes of God

      London: The Arthur Press,, 1930. Large octavo. Original salmon cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Cloth very lightly rubbed, a little spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and dulled jacket that has been washed and has been repaired to the verso along the folds and some splits and frayed areas. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 750 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. With a flyer for Lewis's review "The Enemy, No. 2" loosely inserted.

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        Zena Ve Svétle

      Prague: Nakladatelstvi E Beaufort,, 1930. Octavo. Original tan cloth, cream paper title label to upper board printed in brown, buff endpapers. With the photographic dust jacket. 46 monochrome photographic reproductions. An excellent copy in the faintly soiled jacket with repairs to corners. First edition, first printing.

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        Glimpses of God, and Other Sermons

      Arthur H. Stockwell, 1930. Hardcover. Good. . Initialed by author on first page, with inscription. Jacket is present, but in poor shape with significant loss. The book itself has some light wear to the edges.

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        The New Era in Commercial Art

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

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        N.7; A Novel

      Published by Arthur H. Stockwell Limited, 29 Ludgate Hill, London First Edition 1930. London 1930. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine [worn] and to the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 293 printed pages of text with monochrome frontispiece. Spine ends and corners a little rubbed and turned-in, light foxing to the page edges and in Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Bird's eye view of southern England (untitled). ENGLAND - SOUTH COAST)

      No date. Ca. 1930?. Color lithograph, 22 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches (57 x 88cm), folded as issued. Folds and several other tears in image professionally repaired, two pinhead sized holes in sea at lower right, few chips to edges. A richly colored bird's eye view pictorial map of the area from London to Brighton and from Southampton and the Isle of Wight to Hastings. Much detail (such as the location of race courses and castles) with prominently drawn rail lines suggest that this was issued as a railway poster. .

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        Dr. Serge A. Korff: Collected Papers. A personal archive in 8 bound volumes (plus 2 accompanying volumes)

      n.p, n.d.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Signed by Author. 4to. 8 slim quarto volumes, ranging in size from approximately 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 to 11 x 11 1/4. Each is bound in red cloth, with titles gilt-lettered direct on the spine. The titling consists of a general title (“Collected Papers”); followed by (in most cases) a separate volume title ("Spectroscopy," "Cosmic Rays," etc.); “S.A. Korff;” and finally a volume number (I, II, 3, 4, 5, 6, VII, and VIII [sic]). The volumes contain Dr. Korff’s personal copies of his collected papers (reprints, preprints, offprints, and pamphlets, as well as photocopies of other works and speeches, some unpublished). Each volume is preambled by a typed table of contents listing the papers contained within in proper bibliographic format (article title, author(s), title of publishing journal, page numbers, date, etc.). The papers are arranged chronologically. The separately-published items (i.e., booklets, pamphlets) have been bound in entire, complete with their original printed paper or cardstock wrappers. Although most of the papers deal with the subjects of cosmic rays, spectroscopy, radiation, aeronautics and atmosphere, astrophysics, and the other disciplines for which Dr. Korff was best known, two are articles on stamps and stamp collecting which the doctor wrote for philatelic journals. The official NYU archive contains much but by no means all of this material. (Further details are available upon request.) The two additional volumes which here accompany Dr. Korff’s papers are two books which belonged to him (with his bookplate and ownership signature), bound in uniform red morocco and marbled boards, with gilt titles, raised bands, and speckled edges: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY; Volumes 19 (Numbers 420-446, 1930-'31) and 20 (447-476, 1931-1933); these dates correspond to the years Dr. Korff was a research assistant at the Observatory.

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        Cakes and Ale [Inscribed Association Copy]

      London: Heinemann. (1930). One of Maugham's major novels, a comedy about hypocrisy and literary fame, featuring a writer based on Thomas Hardy and his good-natured wife Rosie. In a 1958 interview, Maugham said it was his favorite of all his novels. A significant association copy, inscribed by the author to his longtime companion and later his adopted son: "For Alan Searle from his friend W. Somerset Maugham/ Oct 6. 1930." Maugham had met Searle in 1928, when Maugham was 54 and Searle was 26; Maugham's partner at the time was Gerald Haxton, and he reportedly alternated between Searle and Haxton until Haxton died in 1944, at which time he settled, at least partially, for Searle. Their relationship continued for the rest of Maugham's life. In 1962, Maugham disowned his biological daughter and adopted Searle and made him his heir. The change in his will was overturned by the courts, but after Maugham died Searle inherited a sum of money, the contents of Maugham's estate, his manuscripts, and the income from his copyrights for the next 30 years. Foxing to edges of text block, else near fine in a very good dust jacket with only modest rubbing to folds, spotting and shelf wear. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Works of Bernard Shaw

      London: Constable and Co. Ltd., 1930., 1930. Limited Edition to 1025 sets of which this is No.909. Complete in 33 volumes; large 8vo. Publisher's original bright green cloth with titles in gilt to spines, top edges gilt, lower edges untrimmed. In their very light grey green dust jackets with titles in red to spines. Dust jackets a little rubbed to extremities; one or two with slight darkening to spine. A bright, tight set. Shows extremely well.

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        Rural Rides

      London: Peter Davies,, 1930. in the southern, western and eastern counties of England, together with Tours in Scotland and in the Northern and Midland Counties of England, and Letters from Ireland by William Cobbett. The whole, including many rides and tours never before reprinted, edited with an introduction, notes, a biographical record of upwards of nine hundred persons mentioned, an index of places, and a bibliographical note by G. D. H. and Margaret Cole. 2 volumes (of 3), octavo. Original tan cloth-backed marbled boards, titles to spine gilt on a black ground, map endpapers. With numerous vignettes by John Nash, and a map of Cobbett's Country (see endpapers) by A. E. Taylor. Spines tanned with a few small ink stains, sides and corners lightly rubbed, spotting to edges and to early and late leaves. A very good set. First and sole edition thus (published a century after Cobbett's rides were first published in book form in 1830, after serialisation through the 1820s); from a limited edition of 1000 numbered sets, of which this is marked "Reserved for the Publisher". This set (missing the third volume), is from the library of Leonard Woolf, with his bookplates to both volumes dated 1930 by hand. Considering the "reserved" limitation status, is very likely that the volume was given to Woolf by Peter Davies himself; Woolf and Davies, as fellow publishers, would have been aware of one another, though it should also be noted that a connection exists through the Bloomsbury artist John Nash, who did the illustrations for this book. Laid in to the first volume is a slip signed by Leonard Woolf's literary executor M. T. Parsons of Kingston, Sussex, attesting that the book was in the library of Leonard Woolf until his death, at which point it passed to him and had remained in his possession until 1994, when the slip is dated.

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        Brett Weston Photographs|~|

      Light stains at outer edge. 12 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches, [104] pages, cloth, dust jacket (small chips at top edge, light soiling to front and rear cover). Signed by Brett Weston in pen on the page acknowledging the assistance of the Guggenheim Foundation. The first major monograph on Brett Weston, written and designed by his long time friend Merle Armitage. Armitage met Brett Weston in the early 1920s when he became close friends with Edward Weston while both were residents of Los Angeles. At the end of his introduction, Armitage reprints a review he wrote of a Brett Weston exhibition held Jake Zeitlin's Los Angeles bookstore in 1930. In a fitting tribute to the photographer, this review prefaces a suite of beautiful reproductions from photographs produced by Weston after twenty-six years of work.

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        The States Through Irish Eyes. Illustrated by the Author.

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930 - Tall octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and single-line border to boards gilt, edges untrimmed. Minor ink mark to spine, endpapers a little toned. An excellent copy. Frontispiece and 7 plates by the author. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 375 copies signed by E. OE. Somerville on the limitation leaf. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: Duckworth, 1930 & 1931.. Two volumes. Gilt lettered orange cloth. Some foxing at edges, top edges dust marked, but a good set, without dust jackets. First editions (each one of 2000 copies printed). From the library of Siegfried Sassoon: the second volume is inscribed "For Siegfried Sassoon from Edith Sitwell," and the first has an author's compliments slip laid in. Both bear the posthumous Sassoon library dispersal label on the front pastedowns. Sassoon has annotated two pages in the first volume, one being a comment exuding his characteristic sarcasm, and pasted a clipped design from another work on the rear pastedown. Sassoon and Edith Sitwell connected as early as 1917, when through Robert Ross, she wrote to him at Craiglockhart to commend him on his anti-war statement. There ensued a long acquaintance, made difficult by Sassoon's animosity toward Osbert. In 1930, she wrote him in the wake of a lapse in their friendship: " were one of my most intimate friends, and I have missed you more than I can say...." The following year she dedicated JANE BARSTON, one of her poems in the original Ariel Poems series, to him. FIFOOT EB16.

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        Types of economic theory / by Othmar Spann ... translated from the nineteenth German edition by Eden & Cedar Paul

      London : G. Allen & Unwin ltd., 1930. 1st Edition. Physical description: 329 p. : diagrs. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Economics - History - Economic Theory - Social Sciences. Macroeconomics - History. "Political economy is not a science of business but a science of life" --title page. Bound with publisher's ads [4p.] at end. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Some minor fraying to spine bands, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Light surface marks to boards. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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