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        Cornwall. GWR

      G.W.R.. No date. Ca. 1930.. Color lithograph poster, 40 x 25 inches. Light wear and a few short tears to edges, faint scattered foxing (mainly in upper and lower margins), some soft creases from rolling, overall very good clean condition. A vintage poster by British artist Frank Newbould, showing a view of a Cornish village from the harbour looking up into the distance at houses perched on the hillside. "Printed in Great Britain by Jordison & Co Ltd London & Middlesbrough" printed at mid lower edge, "James Milne, General Manager" printed at lower right corner of the poster. Milne worked for Great Western Railway as General Manager between the years of 1929 and 1947. This is a beautiful lithographic image. .

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        Ne Obliviscaris. Dinna Forget

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1930] - Prominent suffragist and woman of letters, Lady Frances Balfour (1858- 1931) moved all her life in circles that included politicians from both parties. She was a younger daughter of the eighth Duke of Argyll (long a fixture in Gladstone's Cabinet). In 1879, she married Eustace Balfour, a nephew of Lord Salisbury and the brother of Arthur James Balfour (subsequently Prime Minister). Edward Burne-Jones painted her portrait not long after this marriage; it is reproduced as the frontispiece of this work, which takes its title from the Argyll motto. Lady Frances was a pioneer in the women's suffrage movement in Britain and worked with Dame Millicent Fawcett. Once women attained the vote, she continued to press for equality of legislation for women. A gifted public speaker, she was noted for her pointed wit. Indeed, when Mussolini was reported as saying that "woman neither inspires nor creates," Lady Frances replied, "It seems rather hard to abuse women for not creating when the race continues through them. One woman must have been concerned in creating even Mussolini." She published a number of memoirs, including Lady Victoria Campbell (1911), an account of her third sister; Dr. Elsie Inglis (1918), an account of the Scottish feminist who organized the Scottish Women's Hospitals that operated in Serbia during the Great War; and A Memoir of Lord Balfour of Burleigh (1925). She describes her own reminiscences modestly as "a bold adventure in the commonplace." They are anything but, thanks to her wide acquaintanceship and able pen. Tipped into this copy are several associated documents and numerous clippings. Chief among these: A three-page A.L.S. on black-bordered mourning stationery, dated May 16th, 1930, to American autograph authority Alexander W. Armour, noting that "Your letter is almost my first indication that the book has been read in America." Signed "Frances Balfour." A brief quotation from Tennyson's "In Memoriam" in Lady Balfour's handwriting with Armour's typewritten notation "- presented to me by Mrs. Stuart Fergusson." In Memory. Lady Frances Balfour. Died February 25th, 1931. Printed program of memorial service, dated February 28th, 1931. Two A.L.S to Armour from Betty Balfour, Dowager Countess of Lytton (1841-1936). The first is on stationery headed Fisher's Hill, Woking, dated June 4 31: "Dear Mr. Alexander Armour, I am ashamed of not having sooner ans'd your courteous and feeling letter of April 8th about the death of my sister in law Lady Frances Balfour - I shall not myself publish anything about her. I knew her too well, & to speak of her in public would seem to me indecent." Fisher's Hill was the home of Gerald Balfour; it was there that his brother, former Prime Minister Arthur Balfour, died on March 19, 1930. The second A.L.S. from Betty Balfour to Armour, on stationery headed Whittinghame, Haddington, Scotland, is dated August 25 /31 and repeats the assertion that she will not publish anything about Lady Frances (SUFFRAGISTS) First Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With numerous illustrations. xii, 457; [8], 469 pp. Original light brown cloth with spine labels and onlays to upper boards in brown morocco gilt. Slight traces of wear at foot of spine, some browning internally, pencilled annotations. Very Good. Bookplate of Alexander William Armour [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1930 - 1947 Manuscript and Printed Ephemera: The Career of a Seaman in the U.S. Merchant Marine, Including Union and Strike Material signed by Joseph Curran & the Formation of the National Maritime Union and other Material

      New York - London: Not Published, 1930. With over 225 individual items, including ship discharge papers, printed and manuscript ephemera relating to voyages made, the formation of the National Maritime union and CIO with related strike materials especially from the 1935-1937 time period, business and personal correspondence, a few photographs and other paper. The ships and working career of this man and the track of the development of the National Maritime Union & its fortunes in peace and war are here as evidence of these stories: there are many ship discharge papers, which offer valuable information, albeit in very abbreviated form: Seaman's name, signature of shipmaster & the seaman, as well as the shipping commissioner, ships name, number, net tons, brief description of voyage (as in "Foreign" or "North Atlantic"), birthplace of seaman, character, ability, seamanship, capacity (serving as, in this case "A.B." - Able Seaman), date of entry, date of discharge; by examining the discharge papers over the 17-year span of the career of this seaman, Raymond McIlwaine (sometimes written McIlvaine here) we trace his career and movements via the American mercantile shipping of the time: the oft-served S.S. President Harding of the United States Lines traveled the North Atlantic - here also is a 1934 recommendatory typed note signed on U.S. Lines letterhead from R.C. Gregory Clerk in Charge of the U.S. Sea Post Office No. 4 regarding this seaman's work in the onboard post; in 1935 there was work aboard the S.S. Manhattan and the S.S. Columbia and a Certificate of Discharge from the Marine Hospital on Staten Island after a 10-day hospital stay; 1936 service on the S.S. Standard of Standard Oil of New Jersey, the E.G. Seubert, the oil tanker S.S. Wm. Rockefeller (torpedoed & sunk in 1942), the Pan America (traveling the New York-East Coast of South America-Trinidad run) and also in 1936 comes evidence of involvement with union politics - McIlwaine is registered as Lookout aboard the S.S. California of the Panama Pacific Line at the time when that ship became the focus of the union activities of Joseph Edwin Curran, (1906-1981) American labor leader and also aboard as an able seaman who - "...while his ship, the California, was docked in San Pedro, California, …organized a sit-down strike to press (union) demands. The strikers went back to work after Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins promised they would get a fair hearing in New York, but as soon as they landed all sixty-four men were fired and blacklisted. In the wave of strikes that followed, East Coast sailors made few gains in part because they were systematically undermined by their union leaders...Curran's activism in the strike, which crystallized years of dissatisfaction with bad conditions and ISU's corrupt leadership, made him a hero with ordinary seamen. Organizing his fellow insurgents as the Rank-and-File Committee, Curran initiated a series of job actions so disruptive that they convinced employers the ISU could no longer control its members. In May 1937 one major shipping line agreed to recruit its sailors from Curran's hiring hall. Immediately Curran announced the formation of the National Maritime Union (NMU)...A contemporary described the six-foot two-inch Curran as having "a head like a block of granite, a loud, angry voice, and the attitude of someone struggling against an impulse towards mayhem"…These qualities served him well, reinforcing his standing as a militant voice for the ordinary sailor..." (Sandra Opdycke in the ANB) - three days of log entry from this period are here, typed, signed by the Ship master and chief officers, for McIlwaine with the entry: "For refusing to turn to, and to let-go the lines, in order that the ship might proceed to sea; also refusing routine ship's work" - for each one of these infractions his is fined 2 days pay - he was physically involved in the seminal, occasionally violent formation of this powerful American union in its first moments, with two well-worn Strike Picket Cards for McIlwaine, signed by Joseph Curran, one with a note by Curran on back - card No. 48, International Seamen's Union Provisional Strike Committee dated 3/19/36 and the other later, Dec. 3 1936 - here also are the discharge papers for the S.S. California and a crew station card with duties which indicaes that McIlwaine was one of the 64 men blacklisted and idled by the heavy-handed treatment of government and private industry against the men; in 1939 McIlwaine returned to duty aboard the S.S. President Harding, with several voyages; in 1939 also are an airmail letter from Ireland, U.S. unemployment card, Tanker Strike Clearance cards, Grace Line identification card and in 1939 and in other years, there are several pencil-written note sheets with items important to this seaman- union book and strike book numbers, identification numbers and more - these private papers also give a chronology of organizations joined and dates, wages, benefits and other work-related details; in 1940 there is service aboard the S.S. Tachira (sunk by U-boat with loss of 5 hands in 1942), service on S.S. Nightingale, the steamship Santa Rosa; 1941: S.S. Pastores, the S.S. America and again on the Santa Rosa; 1942 service on the S.S. Uruguay, "Now Bound on Voyage to - Ports in any part of the world"; 1943-1944 service on the S.S. Brazil (one of FDR's 'Good Neighbor Ships' in the S. American trade run by Moore-McCormack line - at this time the ship was probably being used to transport troops to the North African theater of war); in 1945 there is a typed letter signed on Carolina Line shipping company letterhead regarding sending clothes to McIlwaine's sister and receipts from the United Fruit Company Champ Clark, with related War Shipping Administration documents and receipts; 1946-47 finishes the group, with a few Treasury Dept. receipts and notes and some materials regarding payments from Wright Aeronautical for a deceased family member, along with service on the S.S. Grenville M. Dodge, S.S. George Durant, S.S. Amasa Delano - all 'Liberty' cargo ships; miscellaneous materials include: cancelled membership book of McIlwaine, with various stamps at front -Marine Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy NMU, Tanker Strike support sticker, Algic Crew Defense Fund sticker (crew arrested for mutiny, not allowing scabs to unload ship at dock in Uruguay) and other stickers and stamps and a running history of his union 'Statement of Account' until 1940; a group of crew passes, business(?) cards of men and women in the U.S. and other countries; a WPA N.Y.C. employee i.d.; a 5" x 7" negative of McIlwaine in sailor dress uniform, a few snapshots of possibly related women, a Membership Employment Card of the Bowery Branch YMCA; medical social service papers; a clearance card for the Joint Maritime Strike Council (New York) noting 51 days on strike (w/ facsimile sig. of Curran and others); an interesting "Ficha Individual" for McIlwaine, working the Munson Steamship Lines Pan America, printed text in Spanish, with his photo, fingerprints, and on back over 2 dozen entry stamps for Argentina for various dates in the 1930s; a small pin-back button "I.S.U. Striking Member"; other strike and union money assessment papers; a 1937 typed letter of recommendation signed on Pharma Chemical Corporation letterhead indicates that McIlwaine sought land work as well, perhaps between available voyages or possibly, while on strike from the Merchant Marine; our research has not indicated a date of death for McIlwaine and date of birth is variously reported here on documents as 1904 or 1905, with residence in New Jersey - possibly using the address of a married sister from internal evidence; one particularly poignant folded pencil-list of ports of call visited is folded carefully around a small coiled lock of hair; Condition: overall, condition of the materials is good; some of the cards and papers with old fold lines, soiling and much wear, others in very good condition; an interesting glimpse into the life of a union-activist working seaman over a nearly 2-decade span. NOTE: For convenience, these papers have been ordered by year and with a miscellaneous file for the undated items. . Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good.

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      Paris: Limited Editions Club, 1930. wraps. About Fine in glassines and a Near Fine original chemise and slipcase. Frans Masereel. Two quarto volumes (7-3/4" x 10-1/8") bound in pink Ingres paper wrappers. Introduction by Andrew Lang and illustrated with woodcuts by Frans Masereel. George Macy noted that upon reception of their copies, many members felt "cheated because the two volumes were paperbound. We had to bind in hard cases, American fashion, most of the copies." That said, of the approximately two dozen copies we have handled over the years, all but two were in their original paper wrappers, as is this copy. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where the printed number "141" is struck through and the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Exterior Details for Proposed Building for James H. Hjul on Corner of Brannan St. and Langton St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, January 1930 - January 1932. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 30". 15 sheets. Job #66. Current address 635 8th or 801 Brannan St. 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.

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        A Complete Catalogue Of The Etchings And Dry-Points Of Arthur Briscoe

      London: Halton & Truscott Smith, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth, beveled edges. Teg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Briscoe, Arthur Trevor. 30 page in text. 28.5 x 23 cm. Limited edition, copy 76 of 250 with an original signed etching by Arthur Briscoe. A marine painter and etcher who studied at the Slade Art School, he was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1930. An avid sailor himself, Arthur Trevor Briscoe served as a Lieutenant in the R.N.V.R. during W.W.I, holding the command of a Motor Launch: one his duties being to patrol the Scapa Flow. Bright, clean copy, additional penciled bibliographical notes in the Catalogue, Bookplate, slight spine sunning.

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      Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane, 1930.. Quarto. Printed wrappers. A fine copy in glassine with some tanning to the spine, in edgeworn and slightly marked slipcase with cracks at the front portions of the top and bottom panel joints. First edition, deluxe issue. One of one hundred numbered copies on "Imperial hand- made iridescent Japan," signed by the author, from a total edition of 685 copies. SLOCUM & CAHOON A41.

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        Belles Lettres Complete in Three Volumes Signed Limited to 200 Copies

      Paris, 1930. (pseudonym Altalena). Short Tales, Verses and Causeries (Essays). Published Paris, 1930. Three Volumes. Slim octavo, original half brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. Housed in a custom marbled slipcase. some minor rubbing to edge of spine/top board, otherwise in very good condition. Internally all pages in good clean condition. Signed Limited Edition of Vladimir Jabotinsky's Belles Lettres, one of 200 copies these being numbered 78. Collection of Zionist leader's stories, poems and essays, published by his friends to commemorate Jabotinsky's 50th birthday, each volume numbered and signed by Jabotinsky. Text in Russian. After Theodor Herzl and David Ben-Gurion, Vladimir Jabotinsky is perhaps the most renowned figure in Zionist history. Like Herzl, Jabotinsky was a journalist and a literary writer before he became a Zionist at the start of the new century," his activism motivated by the brutality of the Kishinev pogrom of 1903 ( Nation ). Then Russia's "foremost Zionist lecturer and journalist. Jabotinsky played a leading role in the evolution of Zionist ideology in Russia, [crusading] against anti-Semitism, Jewish assimilation and the quasi-nationalism of the Bund." Jabotinsky frequently wrote under the pen name 'Altalena.' "In 1910 [Jabotinsky] translated The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe into Hebrew. His translation of ten cantos of Dante's Inferno is a masterpiece, but his main contributions to belles lettres were in Russian.In 1930, on his 50th birthday, his friends published a limited edition of three volumes of his poems, short stories, and essays in Russian" ( Encyclopaedia Judaica ). Frontispiece portraits in each volume. Text in Russian. A very scarce set of books.A75. Signed by Author. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Haveth Childers Everywhere

      Paris/New York: Henry Barbou and Jack Kahane/The Fountain Press,, 1930. Fragment from Work In Progress. Large quarto. Original cream wrappers printed in green and black. With the original unprinted glassine and green card slipcase. A superb copy in the original card slipcase which has had a little repair. First edition, first printing. One of 500 copies on this paper, this copy unnumbered.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Frankie and Johnny

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni,, 1930. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in gold and black, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Tipped-in colour frontispiece, 6 plates, and line drawings throughout by Miguel Covarrubias. A little rubbed at spine ends, faint spotting to cloth, contents toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with tanned spine panel. First edition, first impression of director and screenwriter John Huston's first book, a play based on the folk song "Frankie & Johnny". In his early twenties, after short stints as a boxer and an actor, Huston spent time in Mexico and was inspired to write the present play. The ease with which he sold it convinced him to make writing his profession, and he soon moved to Los Angeles to work on screenplays. The present volume is one of the earliest books illustrated by Mexican artist Migel Covarrubias, who began his career in 1925. In addition to Huston's play, the text also includes twenty different versions of the folk song on which it was based. An uncommonly attractive copy, and rare in the dust jacket.

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        "American Polo Scenes" Hand-colored aquatint engravings.Down the Field"; "On the Boards"; "The Save"; & "The Goal

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. One of 175 sets. 4 vols., 13 x 20 inches. Signed lower left by the Artist. Matted, framed and glazed. Ordeman pp. 33-36, 103 . Ordeman says these "are among the most sought after and expensive Derrydale prints"

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        Grand Nationals Past and Present

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Folio, pp. xxi + [xxvi] + 191; publisher's full ox blood morocco gilt; gilt turn-ins; marbled endpapers; minor rubbing to joints; touch of darkening to the red of the spine; t.e.g.; small adhesives mark to front endpaper; near fine copy. First edition, large paper issue. One of only 50 numbered copies of this issue. Illustrated with an original, double-page signed pen-and-ink equestrian scene by Paul Brown as an added frontispiece, plus reproductions of 60 drawings and seventy photographs. Scarce and handsome production. Siegel 35.

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        Abdul. An Allegory

      [New York]: Privately Printed by [The Derrydale Press], 1930 - Memorial volume of verse privately printed by Connett and never intended for sale. "An extremely rare Derrydale book . very scarce . and very hard to come by" (Frazier) One of 500 copies. Thin 8vo. 47 pp. Original black boards, yellow marbled endpapers. Spine with some wear and loss. Bookplate of M.L. Biscotti. Custom half black morocco and cloth drop box. Siegel 34; Frazier B-8-a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Hong Kong Naturalist. A Quarterly Illustrated Journal Principally for Hong Kong and South China

      Hong Kong.: Newspaper Enterprise.. 1930-1939.. 9 cloth bound volumes containing a complete run of The Hong Kong Naturalist - January 1930 (Volume I No I) to (Vol X Nos 3 & 4) February 1941. Bound in brown library buckram lettered in gilt on spines, marbled endpapers and edges. Ex Smithsonian Institute Libraries with their stamp and a withdrawal stamp on some title pages and upper wrappers, occasional pencilled notations, volume II lacks one colour plate, volume 3 one black and white plate loosely inserted, lacks 5 colour plates. Volume IV one colour plate loosening, margins a little creased. Volume 7/8 Three plates loose but all present. Unusual to find this scholarly work of natural history in a complete run. .

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        Buchstaben Werk

      (Malente-Gremsmühlen): Turmpresse, 1930. Folio. 30ff. One of twenty-five copies. All pages with beautiful, brightly hand-colored woodcuts by Karl Lorenz, and all but the outer leaves are signed and dated by him in graphite. In this work, Lorenz takes on the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, and his thickly textured woodcuts are combined with bold colors. Lorenz (1888 - 1961) was an influential figure in the Expressionist movement in Hamburg, as well as an important pioneer in modern German artists' books. Between 1925 and 1933, he produced a number of small editions under the Turmpresse imprint, characterized by large, dense woodcuts with brilliant colors. This copy is inscribed to the art critic and collector Gustav Schiefler and his wife, both of whom were strong supporters of Expressionism. Occasional offsetting throughout, else a fine copy housed in original plain paper wrap-around. Housed in a cloth folding case with the title reproduced on the front panel.

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        Diary of Frederick Mackenzie, giving a daily narrative of his military service as an officer of the regiment of Royal Welch fusiliers during the years 1775-1781 in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York (Complete 2 Volume set)

      Cambridge: Harvard Univ Pr, 1930. 2 Volume set. First editions. Published Cambridge: Harvard Univ Pr., 1930. 8vo., vii+311, 313-737, illustrated with plates and maps, some fold-out. Burgundy linen cloth with gilt titles, top edge gilt. Name on pastedowns. A near fine set, clean, crisp, bright, unworn. Scarce.. 1st. Hard. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo..

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        Dix Legendes en Marge du Livre

      Paris: Chez les Freres Creuzevault, Editeurs d'Art, 1930. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good+. An hors commerce, unnumbered copy from a limited edition of 50 copies on Japon Imperial. 120pp., loose in original printed wrapper. This copy inscribed to the friend of the author, Louis Gondard. Only slightest edgewear, otherwise good, clean copy.

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        The Chinese Drama

      Kelly and Walsh 1930 - Binding cracked at spine. Small stains to front cover. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper--all visible in photos. Additional photos e-mailed easily on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Young Man's Heart

      Mason Publishing Co. New York 1930 - First Edition. Adventure and romance novel set in Mexico by this accomplished mystery author. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, light stain at mid spine area, some shallow chipping at top spine end and lower front panel, few closed edge tears, some narrow paper tape mends at verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jean Harlow Scrapbook

      [Circa 1930s]. A scrapbook dedicated to Jean Harlow containing over a dozen Inscribed photos and six Autograph and Typed Letters Signed by her mother using her name which are prized by Harlow collectors. Thick oblong octavo. [65]pp. String-bound decorative cloth boards with gilt "Scrapbook" on the front board. Very good with moderate wear the extremities, fraying of the cloth along the top edges, and toning to the interior pages with some tipped in items now loose. A detailed list of the entire scrapbook is available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      The Philippine Islands: Scott, Foresman, and Company,, 1930 From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Elson, William H., & William S. Gray. ELSON-GRAY BASIC READER. PRE-PRIMER [Dick and Jane]. The Philippine Islands: Scott, Foresman, and Company, 1930. "Dick. See Dick. See Dick Run" Sm. 8vo, 40pp. 39 in-text colour illustrations. True First Edition with "Property of the state of Texas" imprint on both the front & back inside covers. Publisher's black cloth-backed printed wrappers printed in black, green & orange. A very good example showing moderate use. In this first printing, SALLY was stilled called BABY [unnamed to this point] & SPOT the dog was still a TERRIER. In later editions he became a COCKER SPANIEL. PUFF the cat was still called, LITTLE MEW, as of this first printing [she was PUFF in later editions]. The very first of the famous Elson-Gray Basic Readers, introducing Dick, Jane, & Baby followed by nine short stories, using a 68-word vocabulary - the birth of the original Dick & Jane series. Rarely encountered.. First Edition. Illus. by Eleanor Campbell & Keith Ward.

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        Le Livre de la Jungle with Le Second Livre de la Jungle

      Paris - Librairie Delagrave, 1930 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. French translations of Kipling's always popularThe Jungle Book and its sequel, with beautiful illustrations andin decorative leather bindings. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards. In Two Volumes. In French. Illustrations by Roger Reboussin. Translated by Louis Fabulet and Robert d'Humieres. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The front inner hinge of the second volume issomewhat strained. There is very slight rubbing to the extremities mainly to the spines. Internally the pages have very light browning to the edges. Overall the condition of volume one is very good indeed, and the condition of the second book is good due to the front hinge being a bit weak, with a very good indeed interior..

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        DREAM DAYS

      1930. 1. GRAHAME,KENNETH. THE DREAM DAYS. London: John Lane Bodley Head (1930). Tall 8vo (6 x 9"), vellum backed marbled boards, slight tip rubbing else near Fine. LARGE PAPER EDITION LIMITED TO ONLY 275 COPIES SIGNED BY KENNETH GRAHAME AND ERNEST SHEPARD. Printed on special rag paper and illustrated by ERNEST H. SHEPARD with beautiful black and whites.

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        Soldiers' Pay

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1930. With a preface by Richard Hughes. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained green. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the very lightly tanned dust jacket with some tiny loss at one corner and a few trivial marks. First UK edition, first impression of Faulkner's first published novel. The American edition was issued in 1926 and is a famously difficult and expensive book to obtain in the dust jacket. The present London edition is the first to print the important preface by Richard Hughes, author of A High Wind in Jamaica (1929; published in the USA as The Innocent Voyage), which did much in itself to introduce this great Southern author to the English public. Not at all common in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Soldiers' Pay [Dennis Wheatley's copy]

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First Impression (no further printings noted), one of only 2000 copies of the author's first title published in the United Kingdom, with preface by Richard Hughes (who wrote "A High Wind in Jamaica" and, incidentally, helped launch Faulkner in England). 8vo: xii,326,[6, including four pages of publisher's advertisements]pp. Publisher's coarsely woven aquamarine cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained aquamarine, bottom edge uncut; cream-colored dust dust jacket printed in red and black, priced 7s/6d. Dennis Wheatley's copy, with his bookplate on front paste down. Top edge spotted, others lightly browned, otherwise about Fine, square and tight, in better than Near Fine jacket, the spine dust-soiled and a bit darkened, edges lightly rubbed and nicked. Petersen A2.14. & In 1925, Faulkner moved to New Orleans where he joined a literary circle centered on Sherwood Anderson and was introduced to the modernist innovations of T. S. Eliot and James Joyce. His interest in experimental writing was piqued, and he began a novel, his first, Soldier's Pay, portraying the tragic homecoming of a wounded war hero. Though set in Georgia, it was, nonetheless, a kind of rehearsal for the later Mississippi novels, full of despair and “mythic motifs of impotence and futile love." (The Literary Encyclopedia) Wheatley's stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s. His Gregory Sallust series was a key inspirations for Ian Fleming's James Bond stories. 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.

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        La Chienne (First French Edition, Large Paper, Inscribed)

      Paris: Albien Michel, 1930. First French Edition (and correct first). Presentation copy, INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper. The large paper edition, one of 40 copies (this being No. 31) printed on Hollande paper. Basis for two superb films: director Jean Renoir's "La Chienne" (1931) and the American film noir classic, "Scarlet Street" (1945), directed by Fritz Lang and starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea. Very Good or better in original wrappers, slightly cocked with an equally slight roll and some faint creasing to the spine panel. A book that was a bestseller in its day, with this edition reprinted at least 26 times.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Notre-Dame de Paris. 2 volumes

      Paris: Limited Editions Club/ . Coulouma, 1930. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. Fine condition. Frans Masereel. Critical introduction by Andrew Lang. One of 1500 numbered copies with Wood-cut illustrations by and signed by the artist, Frans Masereel. Fine condition with glassine wraps over the original binding in printed wraps. Signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      Lausanne: Gonin & Cie, 1930. Limited edition, this being number I of the 20 copies signed and hand-numbered in Roman, I - XX, and one of only 25 sets which included the two extra suites of illustrations of a total printing of 195 copies. With illustrations and decoration by F.L. Schmied, wood engraved and printed by Philippe Gonin consisting of 47 compositions in colour, including seven full page plates, two of which are SIGNED by Schmied. And with the separate sets of Suite D’Etats and Suite en Noir included in only the first 25 copies. 8vo, loose as issued in original wraps and foldover, in the original publisher’s cloth covered chemise and buckram slipcase with printed label on buckram, now protected and housed in a handsome clamshell box. 36 ff, including blanks. With searate sets of SUITE D’ETATS and SUITE EN NOIR. The leaves and plates and original wrappers are all as new and pristine, the slipcase and chemise only with some light expected wear or mellowing. VERY RARE, AND THIS AN IMPORTANT COPY. WITH TWO PLATES SIGNED BY F. L. SCHMIED AND BEING NUMBER ONE OF ONLY 25 COPIES TO CONTAIN THE TWO ADDTIONAL SUITES AND ONE OF TWENTY SPECIALLY NUMBERED AND SIGNED. The Suite en Noir, with the woodblocks printed in black and the Suite D’Etats which contains 12 plates of one image, each one at one of the twelve stages of the printing process. This is a rare and especially fine example of the skills of both Swiss Art Deco illustrator F. L. Schmied and printer Gonin.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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      New York: Horace Liverright, 1930. 430 pp., 32 illustrations (many of opera stars). ________ A LUXURIOUS LAKESIDE PRESS ART BINDING "Designed and Finished by L. Mounteney" bound in full burnt orange morocco with elaborate gilt-tolled covers; spine in six panels with elaborate tooling and raised bands, title & author on 2nd & 3rd panels and date at bottom of spine. Red watered silk moiré endpapers laminated to marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles signed by Mounteney at bottom of inside front cover. Gilt edges of boards and head- and tail-capsll page edges gilt. ________ An extensive appendix includes a statistical resume of The Chicago Opera Company, The Chicago Opera Association, and The Chicago Civic Opera Company's performances from Nov. 3, 1910 to March 26, 1929. ________ Leonard Mounteney, a top exhibition binder from Riviere & Sons of London, became a binder at the Donnelley Bindery (Lakeside Press) in Chicago and then at the Cuneo Fine Binding Studio where he created fine bindings for a select public. ________ A REMARKABLE BINDING FROM ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST FINISHERS.

      [Bookseller: MOSHER BOOKS]
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        An Angler's Anthology. Collected by

      London: Country Life Limited, [1930]. First edition. 4to. Illustrated from Drypoints by Norman Wilkinson. xix, [168] pp. Bound in three quarters red morocco and matching cloth, t.e.g. Fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      1930. Paperback. 2. [BANNERMAN,HELEN]. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Racine: Whitman no date ca 1930. Folio (9 x 12 1/2"), stiff linen-like pictorial wraps, [16]p. including covers, name on edge of cover else VG+. This striking version of Sambo is illustrated in a broad style by TERRY AND MARY SMITH with bold colors printed on various colored papers. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Science of Life: A Summary of Contemporary Knowledge About Life and Its Possibilities [3 Volumes]

      London: Amalgamated Press 1930, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) vii, 320; vii, 321-640; vii, 641-992pp. Very good. Quarto. 3 vols. All three with dark blue cloth covered boards, stamped decoration and gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Some of the boards lightly bowed. Wear to cloth especially at spine and corners, with some light bumping. Light rubbing and some staining to the boards. Clean endpapers with mild foxing. Several full colour plates throughout the volumes as well as many B / W photos and illustrations within the text. Clean, tight text block. Signed by all three of the authors on the second page and INSCRIBED by WELLS. The inscription by Wells reads "To Richard [.....] Williams, with the best wishes in the [....] [...] H. G. Wells". 109 in the Wells Society Bibliography (1986). "An ambitious biological survey, intended for the general reader, originally published in 31 fortnightly parts. The second part of an encyclopaedic trilogy, comprising 'The Outline of History' 'The Science of Life' and 'The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind'." Republished by Cassell in the mid 1930's. Signed by G. P. Wells & Julian Huxley. Signed and inscribed by H.G. Wells..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Still life with fruit and flowers

      c.1930. Size: 235 x 335 mm. Framed size: 415 x 515 mm. Gouache and ink on paper. Excellent condition. Signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Oxford: Limited Editions Club, 1930. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good folder. Zhenya Gay. Small folio (10-1/4" x 13-1/2") consisting of 10 loose lithographs drawn on the stone by Zhenya Gay, each SIGNED by the artist. laid into the first signature of the book which in turn is laid into a cloth-backed marbled board folder with a large paper label on the front cover and with ribbon ties. Printed on hand-made Kelmscott paper by B. H. Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press. There was a total edition of 1520 copies illustrated with 12 lithographs and SIGNED by the artist and the printer on the limitation page. This is a special publication, not known previously by us and, having been acquired directly from the publisher's files, is likely unique. Each of the 10 lithographs is SIGNED by the artist, which was not the case with the printed book. The inner first signature folder consists of the title page, the limitation page on the verso which is SIGNED by the artist but not by the printer, and the half-title page with the verso blank. Also laid in is a sheet of paper on which is written in pencil "Supplementary Set" with measurements and other calculations on the verso.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Farbige Original-Entwürfe für Möbel im Art-Deco Stil. Gouachen auf unterschiedlichem Papier. Zusammen 21 Blatt

      Ca. 22 x 38 bis 29 x 39 cm. Teils gleichmässig schwach gebräunt, wenige Blatt mit schwachen Knickspuren. XX Blatt mit Stempelmarke der Union profesionelle décorateurs d'intérieurs", XX Blatt gestempelt "Blondel (S. N. C), Ch. Chareloi 86, Bruxelles", XX Blatt handschriftlich in Blei signiert. Bleiweiß bei einem Blatt etwas oxydiert, sonst jedoch außerordentlich farbfrisch erhalten. Vollendet ausgeführte Entwürfe von Art-deco-Mobiliar aus der Zeit um 1930. Umfaßt Entwürfe für Schlafzimmer, Schminktischensembles, Entréeanrichten und -bänken, sowie Sitzmöbel und Tische für Geschäfts- und Wohnräume. Auf drei Blatt ist der gesamte Raum gestaltet, darunter ein Geschäftszimmer (Kanzlei) sowie ein Schlafzimmer.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        But It Still Goes on. An Accumulation

      London: Jonathan Cape 1930, 1st Edition 1st Issue. () 315pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Small Octavo in original green cloth and dust jacket with faded spine and some very minor foxing afecting edges else an exceptional copy with two pieces of publisher's ephemera laid-in loose..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Dream Days Signed Limited Edition Being Number 210 of Just 275 Worldwide 1930 – Thus First Edition Book

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1930. The First Edition has for sale this stunning Kenneth Grahame book, Dream Days, which is the very rare signed limited edition book, signed by author Kenneth Grahame and illustrator, EH Sheppard and published by John Lane The Bodley Head [London]. This large paper edition is printed on specially made rag paper.____All the books in this special signed limited edition have been numbered and signed by author Kenneth Grahame (responsible for writing The Wind in the Willows) and illustrator, EH Sheppard (famously responsible for illustrating the Winnie the Pooh books). ____The original vellum spine with gilt lettering over the original green marbled boards are in Very Good condition with slight discolouration to the spine and a dark patch to the bottom of the spine; and corner knocks. Otherwise, an extremely clean and attractive set of boards for this very rare signed first edition book____ There are 168 numbered pages, top edge gilt remaining pages untrimmed, as required. The endpapers are browned with a bookplate to the front pastedown and a small slip tipped-in to the blank front free endpaper. The remaining pages are in overall Near Fine condition with slight age toning to the edges, but with all pages being mostly very clean and tightly bound in. It does not appear that this book has been read much, if at all.____This is a very attractive, collectable and rare signed limited edition book, Dream Days, which has been beautifully, illustrated throughout by EH Sheppard.. Signed by Author and Illustrator. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by E.H. Shepard.

      [Bookseller: The First Edition]
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        Outlines of Sport [with:] original pen and ink drawing of a fishing scene, the third picture in OUTLINES

      New York: Dutton, 1930. First edition, one of 100 copies SIGNED by the artist. 4to (11 x 12 inches). 12 images. The plates mounted on black boards hinged accordion style so that they may be turned, as pages in a book, or unfolded into a frieze; fine condition, bookplate of Mary L. Hemenway; enclosed in publisher's substantial linen slipcase . A fine example of Held's humorous line and superb draftsmanship. Shown are ladies and gentlemen enjoying the following pursuits: Hunting, Fox Hunting, Fishing, Golf, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Parachuting, Tennis, Yachting, Polo, Boxing, and Chess. Rare and delightful With an original pen and ink drawing (10 x 10 in.) SIGNED ("John Held") and matted, glazed, and framed (frame damaged at one corner), depicting a fisherman, the third drawing in Held's OUTLINES OF SPORT

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        GODS' MAN

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith , 1930. Black cloth, printed label within stamped panel on upper spine, 3" x 2-1/4" woodcut on glossy paper applied to same size stamped panel on front near upper corner, top edges gilded, black endpapers, unpaginated [viii], [288pp]. 144 original woodcuts -- one per recto page. Copyright 1929. "Of this Special Edition , 409 copies (of which 378 are for sale) were printed from the woodblocks for Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith in May, 1930, by the Aldus Printers and bound by the J. F. Tapley Company each copy is signed by the aurthor. This copy is number 149 (hand written). Lynd Ward (signed)." A completly unique example of literary fiction in that the story is told with hand carved woodblock illustrations and there is no text. The spine of the book is shelf cocked, corners sharp, faint shadow of where a smaller book had been shelved adjacent remains on front, edges are faded, woodcuts are bright, clean, paper is crisp with very slight waviness thourghout indicating the book may have been subject to some slight dampness, paper is bright white thourghout. Gift note penned to front free endpaper: "To Inez / With a heart full of love / from her mother / on her 21st birthday / Sept. 21 - 1930" Lacking publisher's slip case; new glassine dust jacket applied.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Lynd Ward . 8vo - 9-1/2" x 6-1/4". Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Gene's Books, IOBA]
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        Amerika: Die Stilbildung Des Neuen Bauens in Den Vereinigten Staaten

      Vienna: Verlag von Anton Schroll & Co., 1930. Very minor archival restoration; just about near fine in photo-illustrated integral wrappers with French flaps (El Lissitzky designed the cover image.). First Edition. Quarto. Volume II in the series "Neues Bauen in Der Welt" edited by Joseph Gantner. With 260 illustrations. Architectural and industrial photographs taken by Neutra during his visits to America in the mid twenties.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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 engraged 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's Archive, Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia,

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Sir Gawain & The Green Knight, with Original Dustjacket

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1930. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Sir Gawain & The Green Knight, edited by J.R.R. Tolkien & E.V. Gordon. One of the first Tolkien related books published, with J.R.R. Tolkien contributing to the preface. Published by the Clarendon Press in 1930, this is the 2nd printing of this book, or the 1st impression of the second edition. Most of these books are well used student copies, whereas this copy is unmarked and even more unusual, it is still housed in it's original Very Good Plus dustjacket. Some light offsetting to the free endpapers, but no foxing to the textblock. Some light fading to the green cloth spine, but the gilt stamping remains clean and bright. The dustjacket has no loss at the corners or the flap folds. While the tips of the spine has some minor edgewear and wrinkling. The dustjacket has some tanning to the spine and browning around the edges. The dustjacket is not price clipped, shows the '7s. 6d. net'. A very nice collectable copy for the Tolkien enthusiast, quite scarce in this desirable condition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Very Good Plus.

      [Bookseller: The Tolkien Bookshelf]
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        MICKEY MOUSE ANNUAL 1930 FOR 1931

      Published by Dean & Son Ltd., 1930. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. The first Mickey Mouse Annual. Colourful pictorial paper boards show Mickey sitting, drawing with a quill. Colour frontis plus three other colour plates. Rebacked with new red cloth spine and new endpapers. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Covers beautifully bright. All colour plates present, one is creased. Scattered foxing. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Tale of Little Pig Robinson, The

      1930. first edition. First Edition of “Little Pig Robinson” in the Original Dust JacketPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. London: Frederick Warne & Co., [n.d., 1930].First edition, first printing. Small quarto (7 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches; 201 x 158 mm.). 96 pp. Inserted color frontispiece and five inserted color plates. Black and white vignette on title-page and twenty-two full-page black and white illustrations in the text.Original blue cloth with front cover lettered in gilt and dark brown and pictorially stamped in dark brown, all within a dark brown single rule border. Spine lettered in dark brown. Brown and white pictorial endpapers. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, spine very slightly faded, two small stains (adhesions) at the lower edge of the front cover, and a small faint stain on the top edge near the spine. Previous owner’s ink signature (“Audley”) on front free endpaper. A very good copy in a very good example of the original blue dust jacket with color pictorial label on front panel and with advertisements on the rear panel for “The Peter Rabbit Books” listing twenty-two titles. “There is no year on the title-page. The first printing can be identified by the absence of the word ‘reprinted’ which appears on the back of the title-page of the next printing” (Linder).Linder, p. 430. Quinby 30. V & A 1596.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        A Complete Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of Arthur Briscoe

      London: Halton & Truscott Smith, 1930. 4to. (11 x 8 3/8 inches). Numerous plates including an original signed etching by Briscoe titled The Anchor. Publisher's blue cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt. One of 250 numbered copies with an original signed etching by Briscoe. Hurst 268.ii

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        What Medicine Can Do for Law

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1930 hardcover, First Edition A-E, signed by Author on FFEP, deep maroon leather-tipped boards with cloth spine, printed on deckle-edged handmade paper, last two (blank) sheets uncut. With four-page Comment of Appreciation by William D. Guthrie, ex-President Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and Samuel W. Lambert, Ex-Presdient of the New York Academy of Medicine; written when the future Supreme Court justice was Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of State of New York; covers with light scuffing, spotting, sharp corners, bright spine titles, clean unmarked pages, tight binding. ... Shipped in s secure box and packaged in bubble wrap.

      [Bookseller: Museum of Books]
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