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        Of Aucassin and Nicolette. A translation in prose and verse from the old French together with Amabel and Amoris

      Chatto and Windus London: Chatto and Windus, 1930. Hard Cover. Fine in full red calf binding with green leather title label and black leather author label to spine, signed by Riviere and Son. Triple gilt fillet borders to both boards and inner dentelles. Six compartments to spine featuring gilt tooling and raised bands. Red marbled endpages and full edges in gilt. The interior is pristine with four full page illustrations, initials, head pieces, and tail pieces. The illustrations are from drawings by Paul Woodroffe which have been engraved on wood by Clemence Housman. An attractive edition of this classic tale. 106 pages. LIT/012508. Fine.

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        The Stealing of the Mare

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1930 The Celebrated Romance of the Stealing of the Mare. Translated from the Original Arabic by Lady Anne Blunt and done into verse by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. A cycle of tales from the celebrated medieval Islamic Romance of Salame Abu Zeyd. TE Lawrence was offerd £20,000 by Edward Garnett to write the introduction, but declined! Limited to an edition of 275 copies, this is one of the 25 Special Bindings - Full green unpolished levant morocco, plain apart from a gilt rule frame and spine titling and blind ties to the spine bands, hand coloured at Gregynog, light blue headbands, turn-ins tooled in gilt with double rule fillet. Signed in gilt on turn-in of lower cover - Gregynog Press Bindery George Fisher. A little rubbed to corners, spine has faded slightly and is a little rubbed. Internally NO inscriptions, (ix), 73 pp, slight crack along paper only at joint. Housed in its original slip case which is a little grubby. A superb offering from Gregynog and very difficult to find nowadays. Scarce! (Harrop 16/p191)(DeZilverdistel 16/p214)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        UN CREPUSCULE D?ISLAM. Illustré de 36 eaux-fortes originales du peintre-graveur Lobel-Riche.

      In-4 gr. (mm. 330x255), bross. alla francese, custodia, astuccio, testo e tavv. a fogli sciolti, pp. (6),233,(5), con 36 pregevoli composizioni di Lobel-Riche composte da 16 tavv. f.t. e 20 grandi testate inc. all?acquaforte, in 2 stati: 1 ?d?eau-forte pure? e 1 ?en noir avec toutes les remarques? - di cui noi possediamo 35 (su 36) tavole. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 103: ?Belle publication cotée? - Benezit,VIII, p. 739: Almery Lobel-Riche (1880-1950), pseudonyme de Riche Alméric, a illustré un grand nombre d?oeuvres littéraires?. Affascinante edizione di 315 esempl. numer. Il ns., 172, ?sur vélin d?Arches à 2 états?, è molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        LES AVENTURES DU ROI PAUSOLE. Illustrations en couleurs par Brunelleschi.

      In-8 gr., bross., custodia e astuccio edit. in cartonato, pp. (6),324,(6), con 17 squisite composizioni a colori del grande Brunelleschi, così suddivise: 9 tavv. f.t., 4 grandi vignette a ciascuno dei quattro libri in cui è divisa l?opera e 4 testatine. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 250: ?Edition recherchée et cotée? - Benezit,II, p. 893 così precisa: ?Umberto Brunelleschi fit surtout une carrière féconde d?illustrateur, melant les apports des peintres de galanteries du XVIII siècle et les bouffonneries de la Commedia dell?Arte?. Bella edizione di lusso di 524 esempl. numer. Il ns., 151, fa parte della tiratura di 450 (num. 50 a 499) ?sur vergé d?Arches?. In ottimo stato,.

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        THE MALTESE FALCON

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930 Hammett, Dashiell. THE MALTESE FALCON. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Spectacular First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 268pp. Publisher's original gray cloth with the famous Falcon Motif to upper board in blue with titles & geometric design to spine in black & blue, top edge stained blue. In the original pictorial first issue dustwrapper. A near fine or better copy; minor offsetting to the endpapers only from the simply stunning dustwrapper's flaps. An exceptional example, completely unrestored; the colours sharp & bright, the spine absolutely unfaded, three inconsequential short closed tears, price-clipped, the bottom of the front flap, neatly clipped - the original owner having [mistakenly] removed a thrift shop ink price early on. [Some find]. The most famous Cornerstone of all modern works of Mystery & Detection. Originally brought to the screen in 1931 as: "Dangerous Female", directed by Roy Del Ruth with Ricardo Cortez as Sam Spade - In 1936, re-titled "Satan Met a Lady" with Bette Davis & re-shot in 1940, in the Big Bird Hardboiled Classic which was directed by John Huston & starred Peter Lorre, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet & Humphrey Bogart. A H-Q Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Custom cut stiff clear Mylar outer protective jacket. Half yellow chevre custom ribbon tied clamshell case - lettering stamped in black at the spine & decorated with the distinctive illustration of the falcon hand rendered. One of the finest copies of this treasure to come along in years.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        U.S.S. ALGONQUIN C. G. 328 Black & White Images

      [Seattle, WA]:. Ca 1930.. Oblong format: 8" x 11-1/2". 10 pp. autographs pages, unused except for five penciled names (all dated 1930) + 40 leaves of black mounting paper, unpaginated, with last two leaves unused. Images mostly snapshot size of 2-1/2Ó x 3-1/2Ó, or 3-/12Ó x 4-1/2Ó. Laid in: A menu from Thanksgiving dinner 1929, one 5Ó x 7Ó portrait of the crew, two 8Ó x 10Ó photographs, and a 1955 officialÕs Seattle Gold Cup committee ribbon [with Harvey's name-tag at top].. Brown suede album with hand-painted suede covers with suede ties, with front cover having a hand-printed title ÒPhotographs U.S.S. Algonquin C.G.Ó & Coast Guard emblem.. Photographs generally Very Good or better. Album - Very Good.. An extensive, albeit unofficial, visual record of life aboard the USS Algonquin, commissioned as a Revenue Cutter in 1897 and retired late in 1930. The Algonquin operated along the East Coast of the United States with additional assignments in the West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico. Later, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy at the onset of World War I, the Algonquin patrolled and defended Chesapeake Bay, with subsequent assignment to European waters, escorting over 750 ships safely in her rounds between Gibraltar, England and the Azores. In 1919, the Algonquin was transferred to the West Coast, assigned to the 13th Naval District, which meant patrolling the Pacific Northwest, as well as the islands and coast of Alaska, which included protection of endangered seals. Evidence suggests this album compiled by Farrell Harvey, a documented Algonquin crewman [F 1c] during the late 20s/early 30s, while the ship was stationed in the PNW. These primarily uncaptioned photographs illustrate the rough and ready life of sailors such as Harvey during their shipboard tour, with divers images of the crew, their drills and daily tasks, and significant occasions such as the Equatorial Line Crossing Ceremony. Many photographs show sister ships and other vessels, coastline scenery, whaling, and people encountered in the tropics and divers scenes while patrolling along the Pacific Northwest Coast. A wonderful primary source for seeing the life of a Coastie aboard a cutter during the late 1920s, and into the beginning of the 1930s.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS. Illustrés de 64 hors-texte par Charles Martin.

      In-8 gr., 2 voll., bross. orig., pp. XXI,249,(4); 361,(19); frontespizio, titoli dei vari racconti e fregi nel t. in colore azzurro. Corretta e bella edizione di questa raccolta di narrazioni in versi, famosi per la loro "immoralità". Le interpreta in modo umoristico l'artista francese Charles Martin, in 32 tavv. a colori e 32 in b.n., f.t. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 226: ?Edition recherchée? - Benezit,VII, pp.210/211 cita l?ilustrazione di quest'opera. Tiratura di 1500 esempl. numer. ?sur papier pur fil Lafuma?. il ns., 726, è molto ben conservato.

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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.

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        Dix Legendes en Marge du Livre

      Chez les Freres Creuzevault Editeurs d'Art 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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        DE ISLANDSKE SAGAER. Paa dansk ved Selskabet til Udgivelse af islandske Sagaer.

      3 bd. Kbhvn. 1930-32. Illustr. af Johannes Larsen samt med 13 kort, tegnede af Guide C. Andersen, og 3 genealogiske tavler udarbejdet af Professor Jón Helgason. 4to. Indbundet ubeskåret i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggen.. Den smukke førsteudgave illustreret af Johannes Larsen. Indhold: 1: Egils Saga, Gunløg Ormstunges Saga, Laksdøla Saga og Fostbrødre Saga, overs. af Johs. V. Jensen, Knud Hjortø, Thøger Larsen og Hans Kyrre. Med indledning af Johs. V. Jensen. 2: Njals Saga, Kormaks Saga og Hallfred Vanraadeskjalds Saga, overs. af Ludvig Holstein, Tom Kristensen og Johs. Brøndum Nielsen og med indledning af Gunnar Gunnarsson. 3: Gretter den Stærkes Saga, Viga-Glums Saga, Gisle Surssøns Saga, Snorre Godes Saga eller Ørboer-Saga, De sammensvornes Saga og Grønlands- og Vinlandsrejserne, overs. af Gunnar Gunnarsson, Hans Kyrre, Vilh. Andersen, Thøger Larsen og Johs. V. Jensen og med indledning af Vilh. Andersen. I stedet for at illustrere optrin fra sagaernes indhold har Johs. Larsen valgt at ledsage teksten med landskabsbilleder fra de steder, hvor deres handling udspilles.Bindene, der ikke er signerede, er udført af bogbinder Angelo Brünnich (1913-2001). Han får, efter at have stået i lære hos sin farfar Johan Brunnïch, sølv for sin svendeprøve 1937. Stil- og kvalitetsmæssigt er han på højde med sine samtidige som Henrik Park og Juul-Lassen

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        Les Plaisirs de la Table. O, sous une forme nouvelle, l'Auteur a dŽvoilŽ maints dŽlicieux secrets et recettes de bonne Cuisine, transcrit les prŽcieux avis de Gourmets fameux et de fins Gastronomes, conseillers aimables et sžrs de l'Art du Bien-Manger. PrŽface de Robert de Flers. Dessins de P. F. Grignon

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur et chez Lapina, Editeur, 1930. Small quarto, 333 pages. Illustrated. Second, revised edition, with a new introduction by the original dedicatee, Robert de Flers. One of 2000 copies on verge, from a total of 2150 copies. A "remarquable livre de recettes." (OberlŽ. Le Fastes de Bacchus et de Comus). Nignon was chef to the Tsar, and to the Austrian Emperor, before cooking at the grand Parisian Restaurant Larue. His cookbook is filled not just with recipes redolent of the finest French cooking, but also many historical culinary anecdotes. In original salmon-colored wrappers with an art-deco design in black and gold. A bit of sunning and one small closed tear to the foot of the spine, otherwise fine. Inscribed by the author to Newport, R.I. resident Andrew Chalmers Wilson. [OberlŽ 277; Cagle cites this second edition of 1930 only].

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        THE ENCHANTED GALLEON

      [San Francisco]: Privately Printed, 1930.. Large, thin quarto. Cloth, paper label. Frontispiece. Usual slight offset of letterpress from first page of text to frontis, some very faint, scattered dust marks to cloth, otherwise near fine in lightly hand-soiled slipcase with small label shadow at lower corner of one panel. First edition. One of sixty numbered copies, privately printed at the Windsor Press for Garfield Merner. dedicated to Flodden W. Heron "in appreciation of a Stevenson night given by Mr. Heron before the Roxburghe Club...." The distinguishing feature of this undertaking is an original photographic frontispiece of the Stevenson Memorial by Ansel Adams, signed by him in pencil in the margin. A relatively early example of Adams's photography used for book illustration.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Enchanted Galleon

      San Francisco: Privately Printed, 1930 18 pages; with a photograph by Ansel Adams, signed by him in pencil at the margin lower right; a limited edition of 60 copies, this being # 24; signed by G.D. Merner, who commissioned the volume, dedicating it to Flodden W. Heron "...in appreciation of a Stevenson Night given by Mr. Heron before the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco..."; (from the colophon page): "...privately printed for Garfield D. Merner...by Cecil and James Johnson at The Windsor Press, San Francisco, set in Goudy Antique type...The photograph of the Stevenson Memorial was specially taken for this book by Ansel E. Adams..."; finely printed on unbleached Arnold watermark paper; the Adams photograph is printed on a heavier, matte-finish photographic paper stock, the image being approx. 5 3/4" x 7 3/4" on a 9" x 12" sheet-the photograph has offsetting from the facing page's text, giving a 'lined' appearance to the image, especially in reflected light; hand colored title page & preliminary ornament; Anderson's story speaks about the Memorial, Robert Louis Stevenson and the history of the architecture of the area and of San Francisco; bound in gray cloth, printed paper paste-down cover label in black and green, with floral ornament; in a matching linen-covered protective cardstock slipcase; some edge, tips wear to case, old stain on back; volume very clean and in very good condition, well printed and an early Ansel Adams (1902-1984) photographic effort, he being about 28 at the time of this photograph's printing.. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Ansel Adams.

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        Le Valois

      Paris: Fermin, Didot & Cie, 1930. First Edition. Tall quarto. A collection of Germaine Krull's dreamy landscapes and rural scenes. Printed in a rich silver-gray gravure. With text by Gerard de Nerval. Very good in printed wrappers.

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

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

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        (Kiel/Seekamp 1895 - 1987 Gauting). Cuenea. Aquarell auf Papier, um 1930. Signiert und bezeichnet. 32 x 49 cm. Gerahmt.

      Schöne Ansicht eines Dorfes (in der Toskana?).

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        SOLDIER'S PAY. Signed

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1930 Signed First English Edition of the author's first novel. The first of Faulkner's titles to appear in England. Preface by Richard Hughes [who also wrote the preface for The Sound And The Fury in 1931, which appeared in similar format]. 8vo., 326pp., 4 pages of ads. One of 2000 copies printed from new plates. Publisher's green cloth stamped in gilt on the spine, top edge stained green. An extremely nice copy in the original cream coloured dustwrapper lettered in red & black showing very light use. Signed by Faulkner in full on the dedication page in black fountain pen, "William Faulkner". The dustwrapper states: "NOT A 'WAR BOOK" on front panel with the Hughes quotation on the back: "... if I were asked who seems to me at the moment the most interesting novelist in America, I should not hesitate in naming one who is not only unknown in England but practically unknown in America also - William Faulkner." Rare Signed. Peterson A2.14. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Diamant Brokat - Gold Brokat

      Two trade catalogues showing wallpaper samples from the thirties. No publisher nor date, Germany ca. 1930. Two oblong 8vo trade sample catalogues, containing over 250 sample sheets of wallpaper in various colourful designs. In original stiff wrappers with gilt title.* Very diverse and bright samples. Some of them would certainly be very fashionable again today. We could not find any information about which firm issued these catalogues. It seems that this was a luxurious line of wallpapers, since the designs are often very artistically composed. This is underlined by the words "Marke Excellenz" on the covers. Wrappers slightly worn on corners, samples all clean and bright and in mint condition.

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        OEUVRES [with Autographed Letter Signed]

      Oxford: Editions du Sagittaire (and N.R.F.), 1930-38. Spines evenly faded to mellow brown and with minor rubbed spots, all quite sound and presentable, contents fine. First edition. No. 70 of 150 copies on Arches paper (total edition of 1225 copies). Printed by Maurice Darantiere Eight volumes. Quarto. L'Ame et la Danse, Eupalinos of l'Architecte, Paradoxe sur l'Architecte (1931); Monsieur Teste, La Soiree, Lettre d'Emilie, Le Log-Book Quelques Epitres (1931), Variete, premier volume (1934); Variete, deuxiene volume (1937); Discours (1935); L'Idee Fixe, Socrate et son Medicin (1936); Pieces sur l'Art (1938); Les Divers Essais sur Leonard de Vinci (1938). Bound by Minos, Paris in 3/4 green morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and gilt floral decorations with onlays, original wrappers bound in Later expanded to 12 volumes. Most libraries searched hold only scattered volumes of this important edition.& With the bookplates of Serbia's first foreign minister to France after World War I (?).& With an AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED by Valery laid in.

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        CAPRI. MATERIALS FOR A DESCRIPTION OF THE ISLAND. THE LUNGARNO SERIES. FLORENCE, ORIOLI, 1930.

      In 8vo; pp. XVI, 365. Ventitre tavole fuori testo con luoghi e vedute dell'isola. Edizione a tiraggio limitato, copia n. 26 di 525 firmata dall'autore. Esemplare intonso a fogli chiusi. Dedica autografa: ?To John in memory of an evening on Capri from Norman?. Mezza tela azzurra, tassello al dorso con titolo in oro, cerniere logore. Giunto nel 1888 Douglas fu subito preso dallo scenario isolano e trasfuse tutto il suo studio ed interesse per l?isola in quest?opera storicamente completa e particolareggiata, importante per le notizie sugli scrittori di Capri. Woolf, A 33 b; Sandomenico, pag. 180.

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        Einzelmöbel und Neuzeitliche Raumkunst

      Darmstadt: Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch, 1930. First Edition. Quarto. Photographic survey of modernist furniture and interior design, with over 186 black and white reproductions of work by a variety of designers, including Ludwig Kozma, Fritz Gross, Carl Muller, and Le Corbusier, among many others. Brilliant cover designed by Kozma. A bright, near fine copy in red, black, and white embossed boards, sans jacket presumably as issued, but housed in the original card slipcase, with the title and author printed on the spine. (The slipcase is browned and split at the top edge.).

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        Works of Edmund Spenser, The

      1930. The Shakespeare Head Spenser[SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS]. SPENSER, Edmund. The Works of Edmund Spenser. Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press…& Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1930-1932.One of 375 numbered copies on Batchelor’s Shakespeare Head handmade paper (this copy being No. 134), out of a total edition of 386 copies. Eight large octavo volumes (11 3/16 x 7 1/8 inches; 285 x 194 mm.). [8], 135, [1, blank], [3], 140*-144*, 137-306, [1], [1, blank]; [8], 252; [8], 220, [1], [3, blank]; [8], 240, [1], [7, blank]; [8], 260, [2], [2, blank]; [8], 415, [1]; [8], 240, [1], [3, blank]; [8], 278, [2] pp. With 111 woodcut illustrations, decorations, and title vignettes after and by Hilda Quick, all hand-colored, except for five that are printed in red and black. A Vewe of the Present State of Ireland with pictorial woodcut title-page border and woodcut frontispiece map of Ireland by Macdonald Gill, both hand-colored. Lettering for half-titles, title-pages, headings, and initials printed in red, black, and blue after designs by Joscelyne Gaskin, some shoulder notes printed in red, with occasional text printed in red and black.Bound in the original quarter green Hermitage calf over marbled boards by Douglas Cockerell. Vellum tips. Spines lettered and dated in gilt. All edges uncut. A fine set. In the original glassines. Publisher's prospectus loosely laid in.“The text of the present edition of Spenser’s Works has been prepared by Professor W.L. Renwick. It follows in every case the first edtions…The decorations have been designed and engraved on wood by Hilda Quick, those in The Shepheardes Calender being based on the cuts in the original editions. The initial letters and the letterings for the title-page and headings have been engraved by her from designs by Joscelyne Gaskin” (Volume I, preliminary p. [8]).“The text has been newly prepared from the original editions by Professor W.L. Renwick…The headings and initial letters, drawn by Joscelyne Gaskin and engraved on wood by Hilda Quick, will be printed in colour. The decorations, in part based on the woodcuts in the early editions but for the most part original, designed and engraved on wood by Hilda Quick, will be coloured by hand” (Publisher’s Prospectus).“The eight volumes of Spenser, 1930, are equally good—different, as the character of the author, is, but in merita nothing to choose between them. Perhaps the small devices below Spenser’s sonnets, printed in black and in the vellum copies beautifully laid with gold, are the most discreet and opulent form of decoration, fitting and in flawless taste” (Franklin, p. 150).Franklin, pp. 150, 236. Ransom, Selective Check Lists, p. 17, no. 67.

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        Geschichte des Amtes Groenenberg in Westfalen

      Osnabrück, um 1930. 35 cm. (2), 431 (irrig: 429) Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband - Biogr. Hb. Os. 212 - Wortgetreue Maschinenabschrift des 1845 vollendeten, bis heute unveröffentlichten Werkes, das in Ostenwalde verwahrt wird. Das Werk des aus Osnabrück stammenden Forstmannes F. Müller (1800 - 1848), der sich auch Fritz vom Walde nannte, ist nach Jellinghaus (OM, 32 / 1907, S. 341) "noch jetzt eine Veröffentlichung wert". Maria Heilmann hat aus dem Manuskript in den Grönenberger Heimatheften 10 und 11 (1966-67) eine veränderte und gekürzte Ausgabe zusammengestellt. Das Werk handelt umfassend über die geographische Beschaffenheit, die Landwirtschaft, Jagd, historische Stätten, Kirchspiele, Hofnamen, Bevölkerung, Ritterburgen, Edelhöfe, ältere Begebenheiten, Verwaltung, Domänen, Umkreis. Diese Abschrift mit dem Wortlaut der Druckgenehmigung durch das Königl. Hannoversche Evangelische Konsistorium. Dem Kapitel über die Lebensweise des Landvolks wurde eine unnumerierte Seite (nach S. 41) angefügt. Seite 374 irrig doppelt paginiert. -

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        MASKEE, A SHANGHAI SKETCHBOOK by Schiff

      N.P: "Of this book only a limited and numbered edition has been printed. Each book is hand-colored and signed by the Artist. This is book number 517.", n.d. Illustrated by 21 hand colored pages. Limited signed edition. ca.WWII. Gold silk bamboo brocade, accordian fold (or concertina or zig-zag fold). 4to (27x19.5cm). pp. [21] colored paste-on cartoons to concertina bound boards. Very Good. Edge toning to some cartoons, colors still brilliant, several foxed spots to pages, light rubbing to fabric folds. Shanghai night life and WWII sociology depicted by Austrian cartoonist who lived and worked in Shanghai 1930-47. A collection of his works was published in Austria in 1983 as China gemalt - Chinesische Zeitgeschichte in Bildern Friedrich Schiff..

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        Autograph letter Signed

      N.p., [Montpellier], N.d. C. 1930: R.D., 1930 Dufy, Raoul. Autograph letter Signed. n. d. Octavo, 1 page on blue paper in French. An excellent letter, Dufy mentions that he is expecting Valery and that if it were not for our "grand poète", I wouldn't be so accommodating and would have accepted your invitation. Extend to Picasso my friendship - I hope to see him soon. I'm happy to know he is recovering. A very good letter in fine condition. $2950. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters.

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        Haveth Childers Everywhere

      Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane / New York: The Fountain Press,, 1930. Fragment from Work in Progress. Folio in 4s. Untrimmed and partly unopened in original white paper covers printed in black and green, in the original glassine. Enclosed in the original folding card wrapper covered with gilt paper, in the original green paper-covered slipcase with gilt edges and facings and then housed in a green cloth solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Tiny amount of wear to glassine at front fore-edge at head, one small chip to paper side of slipcase but overall a greatly superior copy, the gilt card wrapper and slipcase in excellent condition. First edition, one of 100 copies printed on imperial handmade iridescent Japan paper signed by Joyce under the limitation notice (in pencil, as the paper would not take ink), the whole edition being 685 copies. This is the most luxurious issue, originally priced $40: the edition was completed by 500 copies on handmade linen, priced $20; and 10 copies on imperial handmade iridescent Japan paper and 75 on handmade linen, these latter two issues designated writer's copies and numbered in roman numerals. Copies were generally issued in paper covers, with a glassine wrapper, in a green slipcase; some copies of the special issues were additionally enclosed, as is this, in a three-panel card wrapper covered with gilt paper, within the green slipcase. The entire construct is relatively delicate and especially liable to chip.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Plays of J.M. Barrie in One Volume

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1930. Leather Boards. Thick 8vo. FORE-EDGE PAINTING. In addition to BarrieÕs most famous work, Peter Pan, the collection includes The Admirable Crichton, Quality Street, The Will, and 16 other plays. In a beautiful signed Riviere binding with full green leather boards and red leather title label to spine. Six compartments to spine with elaborate gilt tooling. Gilt borders to interior and exterior edges of boards. Minor wear to hinges and to edges of boards. Minor browning to spine and edges of boards, though gilt work remains bright. Two beautiful fore-edge paintings, one featuring a portrait of Barrie and the other a scene from Never Never Land. (A fore-edge painting is a painting, usually done in watercolor, along the long edge of the text block of a book. When the book is closed, the painting is mostly invisible; only gilt can be seen. The painting is revealed only when the pages are fanned out. Fore-edge paintings are uncommon) The paintings remain detailed and bright. Clean, bright interior with marbled end pages. Frontespiece with photo of Barrie. An exquisite book. 844 pages. DRA/041007. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Contes de Perrault

      Paris: L'Edition d'Art, n.d. [1930]. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Lovely purple calf, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, t.e.g.; in slipcase. Beautifully illustrated in color throughout. Number 38 from a limited edition of 200 copies on Japan Imperial paper. Spine just a little bit darkened, with tiny scuff marks at tips; otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        Le surréalisme au service de la Révolution. Collection complète

      Paris: J. Corti & Editions des cahiers libres, 1930. Broché. 19,5x28cm. Edition originale. Contributions de A. Breton, T. Tzara, L. Aragon, R. Char, M. Ernst, B. Péret, R. Crevel, L. Bunuel, S. Dali, P. Eluard... Illustrations de S. Dali, R. Magritte, M. Ernst, M. Ray, J. Miro, A. Giacometti, V. Hugo... Petites déchirures marginales sans gravité sur le premier plat du premier volume, petites déchirures recollées en pied des volumes 2, 4 et 6, sinon agréable ensemble d'une des revues les plus marquante du surréalisme. - J. Corti & Editions des cahiers libres, Paris _Juillet 1930-Mai 1933, 19,5x28cm, 6 volumes brochés. - 6 volumes brochés

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        The Canterbury Tales, 2 volumes in slipcase

      New York: Covici-Friede. 1930. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1930. First Edition with illustrations by Rockwell Kent. 529 pp. in Two Volumes, with original two-slot slipcase. This is #185 of 924 copies signed by Kent. Hardcover, folios in tan cloth. Text in two columns, with Chaucer's original facing van Wyck's modern translation. The spines have darkened and show some soiling that just intrudes to the edges of the boards. All contents in Fine condition. The slipcase shows some soiling and small adhesive remainders; staining along the opening; but is strong and sturdy. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Gulliver's Travels

      London: Cresset Press, 1930. Two quarto volumes. One of 195 copies on handmade paper. With twelve hand-colored copper-engraved illustrations by Rex Whistler and many engraved head- and tailpieces. In original green morocco and vellum-over-boards by the Wood bindery. Spines show slight toning and a few small snags at the top of both volumes and along the outer hinge of the first volume. Spines possibly redyed, and the spine lettering has been skillfully redone on three morocco lettering pieces on each volume. Housed in original slipcase that has been re-covered in buff linen. Overall, a nearly fine set of Whistler's most important illustrated text and an increasingly scarce book. Prospectus laid in.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        GULLIVER'S TRAVELS. To Lilliput and Brobdingnag

      Hodder & Stoughton. London. No Date. Circa 1930's Hodder & Stoughton. London. No Date. Circa 1930's. Early edition. Large 8vo. (9.2 x 6.6 inches). Illustrated with 12 tipped in colour plates and 90 line drawings throughout, some full page. A fine copy in a late twentieth century fine leather binding by Bayntun Riviere of Bath. Half green morocco, the spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. The compartments lettered and decorated with gilt floral design. Green cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. A fine, beautifully bound copy of this uncommon illustrated Gulliver.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        MARK TWAIN'S "TOM SAWYER" ADAPTATION - DIALOGUE AND CONTINUITY BY

      [Hollywood: Paramount Studio], 3 July 1930.. [1],A1 - H22,[1] leaves, foliated in sequence format. Legal format. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only of rose paper, and stapled at left margin. Studio filing stamps on title leaf, portion of terminal blank torn away, light use, else very good. In spite of the denotation of "continuity," this is actually a preproduction script for the third U.S. film adaptation (but the first sound version) of Clemens' novel, directed by John Cromwell, and starring Jackie Coogan and Junior Durkin in the leads. The film was released on 19 December 1930, and this unspecified draft of the script concludes with the screenwriter's note: "Will write last scene whereby Sid gets his dues from Aunt Polly later. Sam Mintz."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        ALICE IN WONDERLAND

      The Black Sun Press. Paris. 1930. LIMITED EDITION. Oblong 4to.(11.3 x 9.6 inches). One of 350 numbered copies on Rives Paper, from a total edition of 420 copies for the United States (there were also 370 copies for Europe) which included 50 copies on Japanese Vellum and 20 on Hollande Van Gelder, both of which contained a supplementary suite of plates in Sanguine. Printed at the Black Sun Press under the direction of Caresse Crosby, in Dorique type. Illustrated with six full page colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin, printed by Desjobert of Paris. A fine, bright copy, finely bound in full dark blue morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe of London. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping, and gilt decoration, rule and lettering in compartments. Decorative gilt floral design to the centre of the front board. Double gilt rule on the inner bard turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth covered, leather entry, felt lined slip case. Aside from a hint of uniform fading to the spine this is a fine copy. An interesting, beautifully printed edition of this timeless children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Alice in Wonderland

      Paris: Black Sun Press, 1930. Limited to 350 copies on Rives Paper. Illustrated with 6 full page colour lithographs. Bound in paper printed wrappers and glassine. Some loss to glassine wrapper at head and heel of spine, pink paper covered chimise and card slipcase faded and with some wear along edges; chimise with a spot of damp.. Limited Edition. Printer Wrapper. Fine/Slipcase. Illus. by Marie Laurencin. 4to - Oblong.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        THE TRAGEDIE OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARKE. Edited by J. Dover Wilson Litt. D. from the second quarto printed in 1604-5 'According to the true and Perfect Coppie'. With which are also printed The Hamlet Stories from Saxo Grammaticus and Belleforest and English Translations therefrom. Illustrated by Edward Gordon Craig

      Printed by Count Harry Kessler at The Cranach Press, Weimar. Published by Emery Walker. London.,1930. LIMITED EDITION. Folio. (14.2 x 9.8 inches). 35pp booklet, J. Dover Wilson's 'Notes on The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of Demarke by William Shakespeare MDCIV' bound in plain beige paper wraps with red buckram spine, housed in a pocket inside the rear board. Illustrated with Eric Gill's Title page, and eighty fine wood engravings by Edward Gordon Craig. Printed in red and blck using 18, 12 and 10 Point black letter type designed by Edward Johnston and printed on paper made of pure hemp fibre linen. Printed on the handpresses of The Cranach Presses between February and October 1930. One of 300 numbered copies printed on hand made paper which was made specally for the Cranach Press and with their watermark. There were also 7 copies printed on Vellum and another 15 on imperial Japanese Vellum. This copy one of an unspecified number issued in the publishers Vellum over beige paper covered boards, with vellum corner tips, lettered in gilt to the front board and spine. Many copies of the paper edition were issued in linen backed blue paper boards with a printed paper label to the spine, as advertised on the prospectus. This is an absolutely fine copy which has been protected by the covering of a plain paper dustwrapper and the publishers card slip case. Possibly the original publishers protective wrapper, but certainly contemporary if not, it has done its job of keeping the book in immaculate condition. The wrapper has some darkening to the spine but is overall very good. The slip case has 'Craig. Hamlet. Pub. by Kessler' written neatly in ink to the spine, plus two ink numbers (prices?) which are crossed out. The edges are bumped and rubbed but, with the dustwrapper, it has done its job of protecting the book. Craig started his designs while planning a production of Hamlet that eventually played at the Moscow Art theatre in 1912, and over the following 16 years worked them up to the complete suite of 80 engravings that were first published in the German language Cranach Press edition of 1928. Issued by Emery Walker in London in 1930, (100 copies of the paper edition were sent to America for issue by Random House) the Cranach Hamlet is considered by many to be one of the finest books of the twentieth century, described by Colin Franklin in his book, Private Presses, as 'a flawless monument'.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke

      Weimar: Cranach Press,, 1930. Edited by J. Dover Wilson Litt. D. from the text of the second quarto. Printed in 1604-5 "According to the True and Perfect Coppie", with which are also printed The Hamlet Stories from Saxo Grammaticus and Belleforest, and English translations therefrom. Illustrated by Edward Gordon Craig, and printed by Count Harry Kessler at the Cranach Press, Weimar. Folio (355 × 240 mm). Original japon vellum-backed Kessler binding, beige paper to covers, vellum tips, titles gilt to spine and upper board, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Contains, in a slip-pocket to rear pastedown, an orange cloth-backed folio with beige paper covers, with complementary notes on the text by J. Dover Wilson. Housed in the original beige card slipcase. 91 woodcut designs (two with colour) by Edward Gordon Craig in the text. Extremely minor marks to spine and covers, pages very slightly cockled, but all bright and fresh. A truly superb copy in the somewhat creased and tanned dust jacket. First English edition, first impression, preceded by the German language edition published by Kessler in 1929. One of 300 copies. This volume combines the magisterial scholarship of J. Dover Wilson, juxtaposing a number of Hamlet variants, with the extraordinary illustrations by Edward Gordon Craig (described by the London Times as being "brilliant and original" enough to "mak[e] one long to see Hamlet staged by Mr Craig"), in a beautiful Kessler binding. The A. Horne Dictionary of 20th-century British Book Illustrators (p. 154) asserts that "The Cranach "Hamlet" is one of the most striking and imaginative works of the twentieth century". Contains, loosely inserted, the review of the book from the London Times 5 March 1931, and a humorous poem by Ogden Nash, which imagines Ophelia writing an agony aunt letter to complain about Hamlet's "Shilly-shalliance" when it comes to romantic "dalliance", clipped from the New Yorker. A magnificent item, and very rare with the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les Innocents

      Paris: Emile Hazan & Cie, 1930. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good+. Original wraps, in glassine dust jacket; 4to; with full-color frontipiece and plates, untrimmed edges. Total limited edition of 833 copies, with variations. This copy number 12 from a limited edition of 25 on Hollande van Gelder paper, with an additional suite of 6 plates in b/w, and 1 in full-color (these loose, in fine condition, and suitable for framing). Covers a little wrinkled along the edges; small chips at spine tips. Glassine torn along spine. Internally simply lovely.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        My Early Life

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited,, 1930. Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, second issue with the first volume of World Crisis added to the "Works by the same author" verso of half-title. Churchill's first volume of sustained biography is a highly entertaining account of his childhood, schooldays at Harrow, military training at Sandhurst, experiences as a war correspondent in Cuba, and service attached to the Malakand field force on the northwest frontier of India, charging with the 21st lancers at Omdurman, and as a POW in South Africa during the Boer War.

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        My Early Life - A Roving Commission

      London: Thornton Butterworth, 1930. 392pp, rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, calf title label to second panel, author label to fourth, covers with gilt single fillet border, upper cover with Churchill's signature in gilt to foot, a.e.g. Externally fine. Internally some occasional light finger soiling, but generally clean. Woods A37(a). First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        The bridge; a poem

      New York: Liveright, 1930. 82p., rubricated title page,Walker Evans frontis on inserted coated stock, textblock untrimmed; first edition in dust jacket. A holograph note in an unknown hand is tipped onto a blank, this reads "here is a first edition & the first real piece of real poetry to come out of Amer in fifty years" signed with an initial "A." Pastedown bears bookplate of Henry Davis Nadig, endpapers are foxed and browned, expect light old fountainpen underlining (in 'Cape Hatteras') and a marginal query at the end of 'Virginia.' Panelled cloth casebinding is a bit worn at extremities with some weave showing, unpriceclipped dj is badly shelfworn and discolored with large chips out of the spine (entire jacket has been backed professionally with Japanese repair tissue), and the graphic is rubbed.

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        THE BRIDGE A POEM ... WITH THREE PHOTOGRAPHS BY WALKER EVANS

      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930.. Quarto. Original printed wrappers. Very faint shadow to spine area around slipcase finger- pulls, otherwise a fine copy, in rather scuffed and rubbed silver foil covered slipcase, with a significant portion of lower (or upper) panel snagged (but present and still whole). First edition, trade issue. From a total edition of 283 numbered copies, this is one of two hundred copies with the text printed on Holland. Now acknowledged as among the defining poetic works of the American 20th century, THE BRIDGE also marks the debut of Walker Evans' photographs as book illustrations. Although Crane and the Crosbys had initially planned to use one of Joseph Stella's iconic paintings as the frontispiece, and a corresponding proof of the title pulled, they opted instead to include the photographs by Evans, who Crane had actually met at the Brooklyn Bridge in 1928. Crane was engaged with the decision, taking a careful hand in the placement of the photographs in relation to the text, and pleased with the final result, noting in a letter to Caresse Crosby: "I think Evans is the most living, vital photographer of any whose work I know. More and more I rejoice that we decided on his pictures rather than Stella?s." While one may surely regret that the edition with Stella's frontispiece didn't come about, the conjoining of Evans' photographs with Crane's poem has proved a durable aesthetic marriage, particularly after the selection of photographs was revised for the subsequent Liveright edition. SCHWARTZ & SCHWEIK A2. MINKOFF A32. MODERN MOVEMENT 64.

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        Arts et Metiers Graphiques: PHOTOGRAPHIE. Complete set in 11 handsome boxes

      Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1930-1940, 1947. The complete set in 11 volumes with text in French, about 1400 pp. and circa 1400 heliogravure photographic plates, some in color; 12.25 x 10 in. (245 x 319 mm), all volumes spiral bound with original wrappers, each volume in a separate custom chemise and slipcase of a very unusual handsome design with silver foil trimming. Very minor imperfections on some covers, otherwise this is a very close to excellent set, clean, bright and crisp, in much better condition than any we've seen before, and thus very scarce. Contributors of the plates are: Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, Kertesz, Laure Albin-Guillot, Robert Doisneau, Germaine Krull, Hoyningen-Huene, Aenne Biermann, Steichen, Brassai, Cartier-Bresson, Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Herbert Bayer, Irving Penn, Charles Sheeler, Munkacsi, Outerbridge, many others. A very impressive set of one of the most important photographic publications. References: Regards 79; Auer Collection p.476.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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