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        The shutter of snow / by Emily Holmes Coleman

      London : Routledge 1930 - Physical description: 219 p. ; 20 cm. Summary: In prose and form as startling as its content, "The Shutter of Snow" portrays the post-partum pyschosis of Marthe Gail, who after giving birth to her son, is committed to an insane asylum. Believing herself to be god, she manuevers through an institutional world both sad and terrifying, echoing the worlds of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and The Snake Pit Emily Holmes Coleman (born in Oakland, California in 1899, died in 1974 on a Catholic worker farm in New York State) was a prominent American figure in the Paris literary scene of the 1920s, and her circle in London in the 30s included Dylan Thomas and T.S. Eliot. Genre: English fiction - American novelists. Very good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Some fraying at top of spine, otherwise the spine bands and panel edges are slightly dust-dulled. Titles faded on spine. Portion of original bookflap loosely inserted. Minor scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Harriet Simpson (1908-1986) with her signature to ffep. Also includes a postcard from the author, addressed to Harriet Simpson - loosely inserted. 1 Kg. 219 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        CANTERBURY TALES 2 Vols together with a version in modern english verse by William Van Wyck

      New York: Covici-Friese, 1930. First Thus. Cloth. Good +. Kent, Rockwell. Set in 2 Volumes, Folio size, buff cloth on boards. This set has extensive darkening and sunning of the cloth, with some staining, volume 2 worse than vol 1. Interiors are pristine, bindings tight, all plates present and clean. #361 of 999 on #2 rag paper, signed on the colophon page by the artist, Rockwell Kent. An Art Deco version of this classic, with 24 Kent two-color engravings.

      [Bookseller: Trouve Books]
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        Original drawing for a New Yorker magazine cartoon, pen and wash, signed "Wm. Steig"

      New York: The New Yorker, Ca. 1940s. Image 7 x 6 inches. . Matted and framed . A husband seated on his bed of nails imperiously summons his stubborn wife to join him on hers. "William Steig is the doyen of New Yorker artists, having contributed to the magazine since 1930. He is the author of more than forty books, including many beloved children's books. His drawings and watercolors are in the permanent collections of numerous museums ... " (The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). This is a vintage example of the work of one of the magazine's most beloved artists, whose popularity has never waned

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Building Plans and Elevation for the San Francisco News Building on the Corner of Howard St. and Russ St., San Francisco

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, January 2, 1930. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size varies. 11 sheets. Associated with Job #00100. 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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        Connaissance de l'Est *

      Gonin, Lausanne 1930. - En feuilles 32 x 27, couverture imprimée d'un motif tricolore, dos muet, double emboîtage demi toile, pièce de titre au dos de la chemise. Parmi 120 exemplaires sur papier cuve numérotés et signés, L'un des 85 normalement sans suite ni aquarelle. Volume du tirage basique, enrichi par l'éditeur d'une sélection d'estampes, comme il le faisait parfois sur mesure pour certains bons clients, icelui bénéficiant de 15 épreuves en noir sur papier cuve et de 12 en couleurs sur Japon.Ce n'est donc plus tout à fait un exemplaire du tirage ordinaire mais pas encore un luxe.Une pensée reconnaissante à Patrick Chatelain qui nous a aidé de ses lumière pour vérifier la complétude du nôtre.Les compositions de l'artiste ont été gravées sur bois par Philippe Gonin, qui en acheva l'impression sur ses presses le 11 décembre.[Jean Berque 1896-1954, Reims 2006]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Scène espagnole] Les prêtres et la croix *

      [Vers 1930]. - Dessin original à l'encre noire et au lavis, avec rehauts de gouache blanc-bleuté 22 x 20 (motif), signé à la mine de plomb en bas à droite, sous passe et double cadre à baguette teintée brune 59 x 55. Variante du motif figurant en tête de la deuxième lettre espagnole en fin du volume "Carmen" de Mérimée, publié par Harisson of Paris à New-York en 1931, une curiosité que cet illustré de Barraud publié outre Atlantique. Notre composition, plus copieusement travaillée que celle figurant dans le livre, page 119, en distalle également une tension dramatique rarement égalée chez l'artiste, même dans les sombres années de jeunesse.Très fort.[Gindrat 15]

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        Variations Quartre-Vingt-Six. Motifs Decoratifs

      Paris, France: Albert Levy. Very Good/No Jacket. 1930. Nouvelle Edition. Hardcover. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Enclosed in hardcover folder. with floral coloured pastdown to front board, these twenty pochoir coloured plates (Hand coloured through stencils) by J. Saude measure 19" x 15" and are in VG condition. There are odd chips to margins on several plates, but plate 16 has two minor hair-line cracks which would be easy to restore. This art deco seminal work has breath-takeningly beautiful designs, intended for carpets or textiles, and would frame up as amazing wall decoration. Hardcover folder, containing the loose plates has distressed spine and worn and chipped corners and edges. (See photographs) .

      [Bookseller: Camillas Bookshop]
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      1930. Paperback. Very Good. [PREWAR ADVERTISING] Matsubara Korenori, designer. TOKEI KINZOKU MEGANE- TEN KOKOKU ZUANSHU. Seibundo, Tokyo, Showa 5 [1930]. 29.9 X 22.1 cm. From an important series of design portfolios produced by Seibundo. This one is dedicated to shops specializing watches, jewelry, metalwork & eyeglasses. This volume consists of 50 pages of plates in both color and monochrome. In the original tied publisher's folding cover. Very good overall. Printed paper wrappers. Very unusual.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        An original woodcut, Talma Driving Down to His Estate at Brunoy,

      [1930]. 1930 - 2 3/4 x 4; image 1 1/2 x 2; printed in black to tissue stock. •A fine impression of this vignette image of the French tragedian in the box of his carriage. Provenance of the artist’s personal archive and the collection of Jason Buzas.

      [Bookseller: Dramatis Personae - Booksellers]
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        Notes on the History of Sheviocke ( UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT )

      c1930s 1930 - Manuscript title, map, 70 pages inc. index, contained within a contemporary cloth ring binder, first few pages pulling away from the ring binding. Extremely neatly written on single sided lined paper with a number of pen and ink sketches by the author including the very detailed map. Kempthorne's work "A History of the Parish of Sheviock" was published in 1934, which this manuscript would appear to form the basis of [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        La princesse de Babylone *

      Éditions Biblis, Paris 1930. - Reliure signée et doublée de J.Ogiez 33 x 27, plein maroquin caramel mosaïqué sur les plats, le premier représentant un paon fléché d'or tandis que le second est absent du chasseur repenti dont il ne reste qu'un carquois garni, dos à 4 nerfs (on a pas perdu les nôtres à rédiger cette notice), titre et tête dorés, gardes moirées rappelant les plumes de l'oiseau avec filet doré à l'encadrement des contreplats bordés, couvertures et dos conservés. Quelques rares et légères piqûres. L'un des 30 exemplaires de tête signés et numérotés sur Japon. Charmante édition de cette oeuvre traversée par les démons (ou les anges) du désir, confiée par l'auteur à son libraire pour ses étrennes - diantre, ça devait être quelque chose ce métier, à l'époque.Notre exemplaire comporte:- Une suite en sépia avec le frontispice couleur- Une suite en noir avec remarques- Quatre planches refusées, de très fins nus féminins, en trois états dont un avec remarques.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Moby Dick or, The Whale 3 Vols

      Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1930. First edition thus. Very Good +/fair. Rockwell Kent. Limited Edition of 1000. In aluminum slipcase as released, with original cellophane present but in pieces. Large Quarto, silver decorations on grey cloth. Spines slightly sunned. All 3 volumes in Very Good+ condition, the only fault being the owner's pastedown p A beautiful and famous edition decorated and illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Profusely illustrated with Kent's signature engraving style., this edition has become the definitive Moby Dick of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: Trouve Books]
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        Vile Bodies

      Chapman and Hall, 1930. 1st edition. Hardcover. The distinctive red-and-black patterned boards are generally in excellent condition, with four or five minor, lighter, patches, strong gilt lettering on a slightly darkened spine, and minuscule bumps to the extremities; the pages are entirely free from foxing bar some minor spots on the top block. Waugh's own artwork serves as the title page. A unusually nice copy of the author's second novel.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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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]

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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., 1930 - Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-x [xi-xiv] 1-322, original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in brown and blind, spine panel stamped in brown. First edition. First published as a six-part serial in Argosy, 2 August - 6 September 1930. The second of the three Grandon of Venus novels. Swordplay and fantastic adventure in imitation of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1242. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 473. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Reginald 08320. A file copy with "Otis Kline Associates" stamp on front free endpaper and rear paste-down; early owner's signature in ink on front free endpaper. Touch of sunning to cloth at head and tail of spine panel, else a fine copy in very good four-color dust jacket with some wear along top and bottom edges, mainly at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, short closed tear at top edge of front panel, and some dust soiling, fairly heavy to rear panel. The front panel (reproducing an Argosy cover illustration for the story painted by Robert A. Graef) is bright and quite attractive. Overall, a nice example of this uncommon jacket. (#75592). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.&

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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