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      London: Faber & Faber, (1930). First Edition. Stiff wraps. Two small chips to the top edge. One of the best copies we have seen with no fading of the blue integral dustwrapper. A beautiful copy. Auden's first regularly published book after the very scarce 1928 POEMS privately printed by Stephen Spender. Bloomfield A2: 1000 copies.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      London: Faber & Faber, 1930. Blue paper wrappers, mostly very good with some faults: spine rubbed, with bottom section torn away, edges a little chipped and frayed, with bite from lower edge of back panel. Slightly soiled, back cover a little scraped, front cover very nice. Bloomfield A.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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      Faber and Faber/Fountain Press New York, 1930. 1st edition. Hardcover. Signed and numbered by the author on the limitation page. This is no 450 out of 600 copies printed, of which 200 only were for the UK market, and preceded the trade edition a few days later. The blue boards are a tiny bit rubbed in a few places, with lettering and design in gilt, small repair to spine ends, t.e.g, nice clean pages, some slight browning on rear endpaper and the preceding blank page, and a tiny New York bookseller's label on the rear pastedown. Very nice copy of this scarce early Eliot title - in the words of Seamus Heaney, ' a sort of affirmation and withdrawal: melody and prayer and deep uncertainty'.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Marina (Signed Limited Edition)

      London: Faber and Faber, 1930. First Edition. First Edition. One of 400 numbered copies SIGNED by T.S. Eliot. With a frontispiece by E. McKnight Kauffer. About Fine in blue paper-covered boards as issued. Gallup A17b.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      London: Faber & Faber, 1930. Gilt lettered green cloth. lacking dust jacket. Housed in blue cloth clamshell box with leather label. Signed by Eliot on the title page. Text in French and English with Eliot doing the English translation. There was also a limited edition. Signed trade issue copies are rare. Wear to the extremities.. Signed By the Translator. 1st Edition. Cloth. VG+. 8vo.

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      London: Faber & Faber, [1930].. Small quarto. Printed wrapper over stiff wrapper. Typical light edgewear, wrappers a bit darkened and dust soiled at edges, with some light spots to the lower wrapper, two tiny edge tears to lower wrapper, some very subtle, early repairs to the extreme spine ends, but a reasonably good copy of this easily worn volume. First edition, first readily procurable book, printed in an edition of one thousand copies. B&M A2.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      1930. Very Good. (ELIOT, T.S.). ANABASIS. A poem by St.-J. Perse with a Translation into English by T.S. Eliot. London: Faber & Faber, 1930. 1/350 numbered copies signed by Eliot. Green cloth, just bumped at top edge and with a small, unobtrusive stain near the heel; occasional light foxing. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      London: Faber & Faber, 1930.. Large octavo. Cloth, t.e.g. Endsheets faintly offset (as usual), otherwise a fine copy in chipped and torn cellophane wrapper, in darkened, edgeworn slipcase. First edition, limited issue. One of 350 numbered copies, specially printed and bound, and signed by Eliot. GALLUP A16b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Anabasis a poem by St. John Perse

      London: Faber and Faber, 1930. TEG. Five page preface by T.S. Eliot. Dual language text. Original cellophane dust jacket, slightly chipped, is overall very good. the original slipcase is rubbed and in good+ shape. A few discreet marginal notes defining obscure words on a few pages. The marginalia enhances the flow of the text and are an asset. Gallup A16b.. Signed By T.S. Eliot. First Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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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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        DON QUIXOTE De La MANCHA. The history of the renowned Don Quixote....Motteux translation revised anew (1743) & corrected rectified and filled up in numberless places by J.Ozell who likewise added the explanatory notes from the best editions in English

      Nonesuch Press.London.,1930. TWO VOLUMES.Limited edition.One of 1475 copies,of which 575 are for sale by Random House in U.S.A.This copy is unnumbered and is inscribed,below the limitation notice---Out of Series/For Roger Fry,without/whose encouragemant this/book would not have been/done-E.McKnight Kauffer/1930.---21 fine colour pouchoir plates by McKnight Kauffer.The books were printed by Walter Lewis,M.A,Printer to the University of Cambridge,on Casinensis hand-made paper.Original bindings of full tan Niger morocco.Spines with five raised bands,ruled in blind.Brown morocco labels,lettered and ruled in gilt.Spines are darkened and a little rubbed.Overall a very good set with a great inscription to one of Britains most important art critics and writers,also the founder of the Omega Workshop,from the Great American artist,most famous for his poster designs but also a fine book illustrator.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Gulliver's Travels

      London: Cresset Press, 1930. Three quarto volumes. From an edition of 205 copies, this is one of ten printed on Roman vellum. With twelve hand-colored copper-engraved illustrations by Rex Whistler, nine engraved head- and tailpieces, and five maps. Also with an extra suite of all the engravings laid into a single volume, each signed by Whistler and individually matted. Whistler’s skills as a theater designer and as a muralist align in this work, which is widely regarded as his masterpiece, as well as a highspot of 20th century fine printing. Viewing these finely detailed engravings on vellum lends them a dimensionality that cannot be found in the issue on paper. Bound in original full tan morocco by the Wood bindery. Some natural tonal variations to the vellum internally. A fine set of Whistler’s most important illustrated text in the rare vellum issue. Housed in two brown, morocco-backed folding cases.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Bridge

      Paris: The Black Sun Press,, 1930. Tall quarto. Original white wrapper, titles to spine and upper wrapper in red and black. With the original glassine jacket. Housed in the publisher's silver card slipcase. 3 plates from photographs by Walker Evans. Small dampstain to spine slightly affecting wrappers. An excellent, fresh copy in the original glassine jacket. First edition, first impression. One of 200 copies on Holland Paper from a total limited edition of 284 copies. The Bridge was Crane's only attempt at a long poem, inspired by his view of the Brooklyn Bridge from his apartment in Columbia Heights, and includes three plates from photographs of the bridge by his friend Walker Evans.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gulliver's Travels

      London: The Cresset Press,, 1930. Illustrated by Rex Whistler. 2 volumes bound in 1, folio. Recent green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, titles to spine gilt, 5 raised bands, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a green cloth solander case. Volume I with colour frontispiece and 5 plates, and 2 maps. Volume II with colour frontispiece and 6 plates, 3 maps, and 1 diagram. Head and tail pieces throughout. A little mild creasing to spine. An superb copy. First Cresset Press edition, first impression. One of 195 copies on handmade paper from a limited edition of 205 numbered copies. The short-lived Cresset Press, co-founded by John Eldred Howard in 1927 and run by Dennis Cohen and A. I. Meyers until 1931, produced fine editions and reprints of the classics and Continental literature. Gulliver's Travels is one of the Press's finest books. The illustrative style of Rex Whistler (1905–1944), eschewing the experimentalism of the 1920s, found its inspiration in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and so was well matched to Swift's classic. In this book Whistler employed his favourite device of setting most of the illustrations within a highly decorative rococo marginal frame. A beautiful copy of this masterpiece of the book arts

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lone Cowboy: My Life Story

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1930, 1st edition, with first issue jacket/trade copy jacket (green variant). () 431 [2 pages with drawings]. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Black illustration of a horse and cowboy on front of board. Light wear to ends of spine and corners. Some very light discolouration to endpapers. B / W portrait frontis. Black and white illustrations throughout. Clean, tight text block with only some mild discolouration to outer edge. Long outer edge of text block roughly trimmed. In greenish dust jacket, not price clipped. The jacket is worn at edges with some creasing, small closed tears and mild chipping. There is a 3 / 4" tear at the top of the back of the jacket which has caused some creasing around it. The jacket is lightly soiled, with darkening to edges and fading to spine (there is also a light stain to the bottom right of the back of the jacket). Jacket has 2.75$ price and Ny Herald Tribune quote (this is the jacket from the first trade edition). Altogether a very nice copy. Frazier PG 40. With a contemporary signature by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper. Illustrated by the author. A true first edition as signified by the Scribner's A- with first trade edition jacket. Will James was a cowboy, cattle rustler, beloved author and artist of the American West. Signed by Will James..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        LITTLE AMERICA, Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole

      New York: G.P. Putnam. 1930. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very good in boards. Selling this as unsigned. Can not authenticate the signature. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Lone Cowboy. My Life Story

      London: Charles Scribner's Sons 1930, 1st U.K. edition in orange variant dj. () 431 [2 pages with drawings]. Very good in fair dust jacket. Octavo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Some slight wear and bumping to ends of spine and corners. The endpapers have some discolouration. B / W portrait frontis. Black and white illustrations throughout. Inscription from previous owner (1931) on back of front free endpaper. Clean, tight text block with only some mild discolouration and spotting to outer edges with long outer edge of text block roughly trimmed. In orange dust jacket, not price clipped (no price). The jacket is worn at edges with some creasing, small closed tears and chipping. The jacket is lsoiled and rubbed on the back, with fading to spine. Some minor professional restoration has been done to jacket. Altogether a very nice copy. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper (1931). Frazier PG 40. Illustrated by the author. A true first edition as signified by the Scribner's A. Will James was a cowboy, cattle rustler, beloved author and artist of the American West..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Private Lives. An Intimate Comedy in Three Acts. Signed copy

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1930.. First Edition. Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover. G+ : in Good condition plus with dust jacket and protective cover. Wrapper spine a little darkened and some minor chipping to corners. Slight darkening to eps and light browning. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 88pp. Signed and inscribed by author on fep.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Bunny and Brownie: The Adventures of George and Wiggle

      London: A. & C. Black, 1930. Rare. Medium quarto, approx. 10 inches (270mm) 100pp + adds, 8 colour & 8 b/w plates + numerous text illustrations.. Quarter cloth and marbled boards (more or less evenly rubbed on edges) with illustrated titling label (somewhat faded and chipped on edges) showing two fairies and a pixie in bath tub. Gilt lettering on blue cloth on spine is faded but legible, cloth is discoloured on oplaces. Decorated boards and endpapers. The book is tight and clean, with barely visible remnants of what was a small inscription on ffep. Virtually all pages are copiously sprinkled with small foxing marks. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (* 1888 Melbourne, + 1960) was the first Australian children's illustrator to achieve world fame. Ida's husband Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite, a barrister, successfully managed his wife's business affairs. After an exhibition in England, A & C Black published 6 of her books between 1921 and 1934, all lavish luxury editions, this being the 5th of them. We promptly respond to requests for more detailed description, scanned images, synopsis, and other available information.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Outhwaite, I.R.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: BookSplendour]
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        The Savoy Cocktail Book: Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and greatly appreciated in the year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions

      New York: Richard Smith, 1930. Octavo, 287 pages. Illustrated throughout with color decorations by Gilbert Rumbold. First American edition (simultaneous with the British edition), second printing, without the errata slip, and with the Bacardi Cocktail recipe printed in the text. The iconic art-deco, prohibition-era cocktail book, compiled by ex-patriot bartender Harry Craddock of London's Savoy Hotel. The finest copy of the book we've encountered, with the printed foil wrappers bright and clean except for some minor scratches to the rear panel, and the cloth spine and gilt stamping fresh. [Noling Beverage Literature, page 118].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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      London, Constable, 1930.. FIRST EDITION 1930, approximately 190 x 125 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, 287 pages, original pictorial binding, black gilt lettered cloth spine, decorated gilt and coloured paper covered boards, coloured pictures in the text throughout by Gilbert Rombold, maps, illustrated endpapers. Spine gilt just a touch dull, lower gilt cover slightly rubbed, lower corners just very slightly rubbed, no inscription, a tiny pale spot to top margin of pages 10 and 11, publisher's printed slip for Baccardi Cocktail tipped in on page 25. A very good clean tight copy. Pages 223- 279 cover wines of France, Germany, Sherry and Port. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Portali di Palazzi Torinesi. 6 xilografie disegnate ed incise dall'Autore.

      Alessandri., Torino. 1930 - Cartella in br. ed., in fol., contenente 6 xilografie, a fogli sciolti, su cartoncino di cm. 39,5 x 30 + 1 cartoncino riportante il front. Le tavv. rappresentano i seguenti portali: Palazzo S. Marzano di Casana; Palazzo Graneri; Palazzo Lascaris; Ospedale S. Giovanni; Palazzo Paesana di Saluzzo; Palazzo Dalla Valle. Il front. sul retro presenta una dedica destinata al noto pittore Pino Stampini scritta e firmata dall'Autore . Tutte le tavv. presentano firma dell'Autore in basso a destra . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone]
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        Perpetual Calendar for Obpacher AG Munich

      Munich: Obpacher AG, ca 1930. First edition. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Hohlwein, Ludwig. 45 x 30 cm. Perpetual wood calendar with a laminated image by Hohlwein of a four-masted sailing vessel in tropical seas with Hohlwein's name prominently noted below the ship's hull. Dates, days and months are printed on both sides of laminated cards that sit in a wooden frame that can be changed daily. Hohlwein noted for his poster designs, many in Art Deco motifs is traditional here. Unobtrusive surface, some light paint and veneer loss around edges.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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      Berlin: Vertag Ullstein, 1930 Inscribed Rarity. Nabokov, Vladimir. KONIG DAME BUBE [King Queen and Knave]. Berlin: Vertag Ullstein, [1930]., Extraordinary Presentation Copy of the First German Edition published two years after the first edition in Russian which was also issued i n Berlin [Juliar A9.1]. 8vo. 266 pp. Original publisher's oatmeal cloth covered boards showing modest use. An excellent, very good tight copy. Nabokov has inscribed the book to: " L. and B. Thompson / with the author's best love / Berlin VIII. 30 " [Lisbeth and Bertram were very close friends of the Nabokov's for over 40 years.] Included is a further five line inscription by Nabokov about the figures illustrated on the dustwrapper [not present] & their relationship to the characters in the book, as well as a holograph comment on the title page regarding the origins of the subtitle. In all, a unique presentation indeed indicating some of the author's sentiments concerning the production of this edition. Nabokov presentations are uncommon especially those of such a personal & generous nature. Custom Clamshell Case. [Juliar D9.1]. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      London: The Cresset Press, 1930. No. VIII OF 10 COPIES ON ROMAN VELLUM WITH AN EXTRA SET OF THE PLATES ON VELLUM, EACH OF THEM SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Hardcover. The Impressive and Sought-After Vellum Version of theCresset Press "Gulliver," with a Complete Set of the Extra Plates. 343 x 235 mm (13 1/2 x 9 1/4"). Two bound volumes plus a portfolio of plates. No. VIII OF 10 COPIES ON ROMAN VELLUM WITH AN EXTRA SET OF THE PLATES ON VELLUM, EACH OF THEM SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Publisher's special russet morocco by Wood of London, raised bands flanked by simple blind tooling extending onto the boards, gilt titling, brass clasps and catches, gilt-ruled turn-ins, all edges gilt, vellum endleaves. The extra plates housed in silk-covered chemise bound into boards covered with matching morocco. The whole contained in two extremely fine recent morocco-backed felt-lined folding boxes with raised bands and gilt titling, giving the appearance of three book spines. With title page vignette featuring a bust of Swift (appearing in each volume), eight head- and tailpieces, five full-page engraved maps, and 12 DELICATELY HAND-COLORED COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATES (including two frontispieces) BY REX WHISTLER, each within an ornate baroque-style frame, and with an additional suite of all 26 engraved images, each signed by Whistler and separately matted. Original tissue guards. Ransom, p. 7. Spines of the text and plate volumes rather darkened (though evenly so), the morocco boards covering the plate chemise a bit soiled and somewhat scratched (the scratches well refurbished), but the original deluxe bindings showing almost no other wear and retaining much of their original appeal. Text and plates with only the most trivial of foxing or tonal variations to the vellum, and generally IN VERY FINE CONDITION INTERNALLY. This is the very rare vellum edition of one of the most beautifully printed and attractively illustrated private press books of the 1930s. Inspired by such masters as Watteau, Canoletto, and Boucher, Whistler's work, including the witty drawings here surrounded by rococo frames, recall the 18th century heyday of French book illustration. Horne quotes a 1984 exhibit at the British Museum that says, "This playful essay in 18th century pastiche is, like much fine English book-making of the 1920s and 1930s, aesthetically backward-looking. Whistler's drawings are matched by a text printed in a revival of John Baskerville's 18th century types." Reginald John "Rex" Whistler (1905-44) made a name for himself in mural painting, stage design, and book illustration, and in "Gulliver," his skills as a theater designer and as a muralist align to produce what is widely regarded as his masterpiece, as well as a highspot of 20th century fine printing. Horne describes him as "one of the most gifted figures of the years between the wars," and laments that his artistic career was brought to a tragically premature end by World War II, during which Whistler died while serving as a tank troop leader in France. The Cresset Press operated between 1927 and 1931 under the direction of Dennis M. Cohen and A. I. Myers, and while its output was small, the books it produced were notable. Presswork was done at the Shakespeare Head Press run by Bernard Newdigate, perhaps the most important name in private press printing between the wars. Besides the present one, only one other copy of the Cresset Press "Gulliver" on vellum seems to have appeared at auction since 1975, and it had only six of the extra plates colored.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Original Illustrations for a Book?

      21 original pen and ink drawings on 12 bi-foliums of artist's paper stock. Nine of the bi-foliums consist of one larger drawing and one vignette; three of the bi-foliums contain a single drawing. Some modest soiling, dampstaining mostly in the margins of a couple drawings, encroaching on only one vignette, very good. Each large drawing is signed "C.R. Macauley"; each vignette is initialed "C.R.M."The Canton, Ohio-born artist won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930 for editorial cartooning in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and is perhaps best known for popularizing the caricatured image of Teddy Roosevelt brandishing his "big stick." He concentrated on book illustration between 1901-1905. Titles he wrote and illustrated include Fantasma Land, The Red Tavern, Whom the Gods Would Destroy, Keeping the Faith, The Man Across the Street, and The Optimistic Spectacles. Among the many books he illustrated were editions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Romance: A Novel by Joseph Conrad and Ford M. Hueffer, Emblemland by John Kendrick Bangs, and The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.A group of nonsense drawings, some of fantastic subjects. It is unclear from which book these illustrations came from, although they are almost certainly from the period when he was concentrating on book illustration (1901-1905), purchased by us with other book art from the estate of a publisher. A few of the drawings are similar, and may be studies for Emblemland (images of John Bull and another of a talking oyster), but we have been unable at this date to locate some of his other works that might contain the drawings. Provenance on request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Das schöne Heim. Illustrierte Zeitschrift für angewandte Kunst. 1. Jahrgang 1930 - 7. Jahrgang 1936.

      F. Bruckmann Verlag., München. 1930 - 1. Auflage. 7 Bände. München. F. Bruckmann Verlag. 1930 - 1936. 4°. 468;436; 404;392; 384; 383; 384 S. OLeinen mit Lederrückentitel (Verlagsbindung ohne Umschläge). Vereinzelt Seiten minimal stockig, teils marginale Gebracuhspuren an den Einbänden. Insgesamt sehr gutes, frisches Exemplar. Die ersten 7 unter dem neuen Titel "Das schöne Heim" erschienenen Jahrgänge in Folge, beginnend mit dem 1. Jahrgang 1933, der "Dekorativen Kunst" 33. Jahrgang (38. Band) bis VII. Jahrgang 1936. Die eher etwas konservativ angelegte Zeitschriftenfolge gibt in den Jahren bis 1934 dennoch einen reichen Überblick über Entwicklungen und Trends auch in der avantgardistischen Architektur und Design, ab 1935 werden die vorgestellten Objekte und Gegenstände etwas traditioneller. Durchgehend mit tausenden Fotoabbildungen aus den Bereichen Architektur, Design, Möbel versehen. Vereinzelt Seiten minimal stockig, teils marginale Gebracuhspuren an den Einbänden. Insgesamt sehr gutes, frisches Exemplar. OLeinen mit Lederrückentitel (Verlagsbindung ohne Umschläge). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido - Inh. Frank Hermann]
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        THE WORKS

      Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1930. No. 7 OF 375 COPIES on paper (350 for sale, along with 11 copies on vellum). Hardcover. 292 x 203 mm (11 1/2 x 8"). Eight volumes. Edited by W. L. Renwick. No. 7 OF 375 COPIES on paper (350 for sale, along with 11 copies on vellum). Publisher's Cockerell marbled paper boards backed with green Hermitage calf, flat spine, vellum-tipped corners, five of the volumes entirely UNOPENED. With hand-colored wood engravings by Hilda Quick in the text. Headings and initials by Joscelyne Gaskin, cut in wood by Quick. Franklin, pp. 150, 236; Ransom, p. 17. Spines slightly darkened and a little scuffed on a couple of volumes, paper boards a bit chafed, other trivial imperfections, but the bindings all very sturdy and without serious defects, and the text in outstanding condition, the mostly unopened set with no signs of use internally. Franklin considers this Spenser the equal of the impressive Shakespeare Head Press Chaucer, noting that the sets are "different, as the character of the author is, but in merit [there is] nothing to choose between them." Obviously with the eight-volume Chaucer and the eight-volume Spenser in mind, he notes that "if it is judged by numbers of volumes issued, [Shakespeare Head] must be the most active of the careful private presses. As the major works stand out in any view of the labours" expended by the various presses in the 20th century, "the Shakespeare Head holds a place of high honour.".

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Shepheardes Calendar

      London: Cresset Press, 1930. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Illustrations colored by stencils. Printed on Barcham Green handmade paper. Quarter vellum, gilt title; cream raw silk boards; t.e.g. Cardboard slipcase. Scarce dustwrapper present. No. 86 of 350 copies. A good example of pochoir coloring from the Curwen Press. Corners bumped else a fine copy. Dustwrapper has been restored with handmade paper, replacing small parts lacking at head and tail of spine, and rear hinge; gives a very good appearance.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Decorative Art 1930

      London: The Studio Yearbook, (1930). Some minor foxing (at edges, pastedowns, and end papers), tiny nick to the edges of a few back pages still a beautiful fine copy in distinctive purple boards in a remarkably fresh and fine dust jacket with only a hint of soiling and a few edge nicks.. First Edition. Quarto. Top edge gilt. Numerous black and white photographic illustrations of new influences in architecture, British domestic architecture, the modern home and its decoration, interiors and furniture, pottery and glassware, metalwork, electric light fixtures; six lovely color illustrations complete this exceptional design annual.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Die Sammlung Dr. Albert Figdor, Wien

      Wien, Artaria, Grlückselig / Bln., P. Cassirer 1930.. Erster Teil (Alles). Hrsg. v. Otto Falke. 5 Bde. Versteigerungskatalog. u. Handkatalog. (Zus. 6 Bde.). gr.-4°. Mit 3 Textabb. u. 356 Taf. u. 137 S. (Handkatalog). OKart. In sehr gutem Zustand! EA Hervorragende kunstgewerbliche Sammlung. Beschrieben von Th. Demmler, Otto v. Falke, Max J. Friedländer, L. Planiscig u. A. Schestag. - Vol. I: Otto Von Falke, Bildteppiche, Samt-und Seidenstoffe, Stickereien, Spitzen, Knüpfteppiche, Blei und Zinn, Goldschmiedearbeiten Kirchliches und Weltliches Silbergerät. Vol. II: August Schestag, Möbel. Vol. III: Max Friedländer, Gemälde. Vol. IV: Italienische Skulpturen und Plastiken in Stein, Holz, Stucco / Deutsche, niederländiche, französische Skulpturen. Vol. V: Kästchen und Schachteln des 14.-16. Jahrhunderts, Kästchen aus Metall, Glocken, Mörser, Bronzegerät des Mittelalters, Bronzeplatten von Ephitaphien.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Buddenbrooks.Verfall einer Familie

      Bln., Dt. Buchgemeinsch. o. J. [ca. 1930].. 728 S., 3 Bll. OHLdr. m. Rückengoldpräg. Gelenke gelockert. Erste Bll. stellenw. braunfleckig u. a. d. ob. Ecke bestoßen. Mit eh. Signatur Thomas Manns am Vortitel.

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      Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine with wonderful inscription. Original full red crushed levant morocco leather with gilt-lettered maroon calf label on the spine, recently and neatly rebacked retaining the original spine. Halter T-482. James Roosevelt's copy with his name in gilt on the front cover. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front blank: "For my own boy Jimmy/from his affectionate Pa/Franklin D. Roosevelt." Roosevelt had copies of this book specially bound for his children. James, eldest son of FDR, would become an assistant to his father in the White House and a decorated Marine brigadier general in World War II. As a ten-year member of the House of Representatives, he was one of the first politicians to attack the tactics of Joseph McCarthy and was the only member of the House to vote against giving the House of Un-American Activities money.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Works of... (Edited by Professor W.L. Renwick)

      Oxford: The Shakespeare Head Press; Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1930. . Limited edition, no. 157 of 375 sets, eight volumes, 4to. Coloured wood engraved illustrations by Hilda Quick, with initial letters and other lettering designed by Joscelyne Gaskin, plus a frontispiece map of Ireland in the final volume by Macdonald Gill, modern bookplate in each volume. Original gilt titled green quarter morocco, marbled sides, spines slightly sunned otherwise a handsome set. Including “The Shepheardes Calender” and “The Faerie Queene” as well as other shorter works.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Bible of the Revolution. Signer's Edition containing original leaves of both Old and New Testaments

      San Francisco: Printed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn for John Howell, 1930. Small 4to. (10 1/2 x 7 inches). Frontispiece plate reproducing signatures of the Signers, 12pp. facscimile of the Declaration of Independence as printed by Aitken within the Journals of Congress, two plates reproducing the title pages to the Aitken Bible, 4pp. facsimile of a 11 June 1783 George Washington letter referring to the Aitken Bible and other illustrations. Three original leaves inserted, as issued (two from the Aitken Bible [from the Old and New Testament respectively], one from Franklin's edition of The Confession of Faith). Publisher's russet morocco, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. One of 50 numbered "special copies" with two original leaves from the first edition Aitken Bible, an original leaf from Benjamin Franklin's 1745 edition of The Confession of Faith, facsimile plates of the Declaration of Independence and a George Washington letter and other additions not found in the regular limited issue. The Aitken Bible is one of the most celebrated American Bibles, being the first complete English Bible printed in America. During the colonial era, the monopoly on printing English Bibles belonged to the Royal Printer, and the colonies were supplied entirely with Bibles printed in England. The first Bible printed in the British colonies in America was the famous Eliot Indian Bible, in Algonquin, issued in Cambridge in 1661-63 and reprinted in 1680-85. The 18th-century saw the printing of Bibles in German. With the American Revolution, the British monopoly on English-language Bibles naturally ended, and the embargo on goods from England acted to create a shortage. Aitken, a Philadelphia printer, undertook the task, producing the New Testament in 1781 and the Old Testament in 1782. On completion, he petitioned the Continental Congress for their endorsement and received it in September 1782. Because of this official endorsement and the reasons behind its production, the Aitken Bible is often referred to as "The Bible of the Revolution." This wonderful essay on the Bible, printed by the Grabhorn press, includes two original leaves from the Aitken Bible: leaves in this copy are from Lamentations and Galatians. Grabhorn Bibliography 131.

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        Wild Apples

      Dublin: The Cuala Press,, 1930. With Preface by William Butler Yeats. Octavo. Original white linen backed blue boards, printed paper label to spine, titles to upper board in black, blue endpapers Spine a little toned, lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the on the front free endpaper "To Alice Longworth with a catch in the breath from Oliver Gogarty, Renvyle, 10–viii–1930". Longworth (1884–1980) was the eldest child of President Theodore Roosevelt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Weimar: Cranach Press, 1930. No. 13 OF 50 COPIES BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO, of a total of 300 copies on handmade paper specially produced for the press (along with 15 on Japanese paper and seven on vellum). Hardcover. The Star-Studded Cranach "Hamlet," in Special Morocco,And with the Original Dust Jacket and Slipcase. 362 x 241 mm (14 1/4 x 9 1/2"). 186, [2] pp. No. 13 OF 50 COPIES BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO, of a total of 300 copies on handmade paper specially produced for the press (along with 15 on Japanese paper and seven on vellum). FINE ORIGINAL RED MOROCCO by Otto Dorfner of Weimar (signed on rear turn-in), covers with single gilt-ruled border, extensive gilt titling and insignia on upper cover, raised bands, spine panels with gilt lettering, turn-ins ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With the original publisher's (badly torn but intact) dust jacket and slipcase (worn and with tape residue, though still sturdy). In a handsome morocco-backed folding cloth box with raised bands and gilt titling. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT WITH WOODCUTS IN THE TEXT BY EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. Printed in red and black. With separately bound English notes (in cloth-backed wrappers) by J. Dover Wilson in a pocket inside back cover, as issued. Rear pastedown with label of Lilly Library at University of Indiana and their ink deaccession stamp. Ransom, p. 253; "A Century for the Century" 21. Apart from faint offsetting on endpapers and the vaguest of foxing on a small handful of leaves, A VIRTUALLY PERFECT COPY, the binding unworn and the text immaculate. Undertaken in what Franklin calls "a perfectionist spirit," this book brings together the most glittering names in English and German private printing at the time. In addition to the presence of the woodcuts by Craig, the typographical arrangement of the volume was done by Count Harry Kessler; the title was cut by Eric Gill; the type (in 18, 12, and 10 point black letter) was designed by Edward Johnston (after that used by Fust and Schoeffer in their Mainz Psalter of 1457) and was cut by Edward Prince, completed after his death by G. T. Friend; and the paper was made by a process devised jointly by Kessler and Aristide and Gaspard Maillol. Franklin says that "anybody who examines the Cranach Press 'Hamlet' must agree it is worthy of its reputation. The paper, superficially like Bachelor's Kelmscott, seems softer and more friendly, appropriate for the expressionist style of Craig's woodcuts. . . . These designs, and Gill's in the Golden Cockerel Chaucer, form the bravest artistic adventure among all private press books." It is increasingly difficult to find well-preserved copies of this title, especially in Dorfner bindings. Master bookbinder Otto Dorfner (1885-1955) taught at the School of Applied Arts in Weimar and at the Bauhaus school before founding his own school to teach the craft. He was awarded a number of international awards for his bindings, and is particularly noted for his work with the Cranach Press. The fact that this copy retains its publisher's slipcase and most of the original dust jacket--both of which are seldom seen now--is testimony to how carefully the present volume has been handled over its lifetime.

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        My Early Life, inscribed and dated pre-publication to Lord Beaverbrook

      This first edition, first printing, is inscribed and dated six days prior to publication on the ffep.  The unusually personal inscription inked in black in four lines on the ffep reads:  "To Max / from / Winston / Oct 14. 1930".  Confirmed by his bookplate, the inscription is to Lord Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken (1879-1964, Knighted 1911, created Baron Beaverbrook 1917).  Churchill met Beaverbrook in 1911.  Their association proved lifelong, close, sometimes frictional, and both personal and professional.  A dynamic young Canadian millionaire, Beaverbrook moved to England in 1910.  Already a Member of Parliament in 1911, Beaverbrook quickly became both a force in Tory politics and a newspaper mogul.  During and between two World Wars Churchill was supported by Beaverbrook, beset by him, employed by him, served in the Government with him, or some combination of the above.  Their friendship lasted more than 50 years until Beaverbrook's death, less than a year before Churchill's own.  Beaverbrook was one of the three close Churchill friends dubbed with some disapproval by Churchill's wife the "three Bs" - including Bracken and Birkenhead.  Like Churchill, Beaverbrook was intelligent, opinionated, energetic, ambitious, and polarizing.  A formidable friend, he defended Churchill after the WWI Dardanelles disaster.  But just a few years after this book was inscribed their friendship suffered its greatest strain.  During the 1930s Beaverbrook shared "the almost unanimous conviction of England's ruling classes that Winston exaggerates the Nazi menace".  Beaverbrook opposed and belittled Churchill to the point of cruelty, calling his friend a "busted flush" and mocking his exclusion from Tory leadership.  Churchill wrote a widely syndicated biweekly column for Beaverbrook's Evening Standard.  But at the same time, Beaverbrook's famous cartoonist - Low - savaged Churchill.  Beaverbrook fired Churchill after Munich for stridently opposing appeasement  - both a financial blow and a lost rostrum.  Beaverbrook then published news of Churchill's financial distress.  Nonetheless, when Churchill returned to the Admiralty, he advocated to bring Beaverbrook into the Government.  When Churchill became Prime Minister, Beaverbrook became Minister of Aircraft Production - despite the King's explicit reservations - and later Minister of Supply and Minister for Production.  Beaverboook accompanied WSC on wartime visits to Roosevelt and led a British delegation to the Soviet Union, but resigned in 1942, precipitated by dissatisfaction with reconstruction of the Government.  Churchill wrote to him: "We have lived & fought side by side through terrible days, & I am sure our comradeship & public work will undergo no break."  and concluded "I am always yr affectionate friend."  Beaverbrook continued to encourage and defend Churchill throughout the war and beyond.  When Beaverbrook died, Churchill's secretary wrote privately "Sir Winston was deeply and obviously moved at Lord Beaverbrook's death, and in the last years no-one had been closer to him."  Churchill's inscription is in excellent condition, the ink only modestly age faded and the page only slightly toned.  The book itself is in very good condition.  The original coarse cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with bright boards but with some of the spine sunning endemic to this edition, an unobtrusive glue repair to the cloth at the foot of the spine, and light wear to the lower rear hinge.  The contents are bright and clean.  Beaverbrook's armorial bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown, with loss at the edges from an apparent and thankfully aborted effort to remove it.  The joints have been skillfully reinforced.  Moderate spotting is confined to the page edges.  The book is protected in a custom, half-morocco clamshell case in hand-dyed dark plum with raised spine bands and extensive gilt decoration.  Bibliographic reference:  Cohen A91.1.c, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

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        MOBY DICK (Inscribed by Kent)

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First edition thus. Fine/Very Good +. One of 1000 copies of Kent's illustration masterwork. This copy inscribed "To James B. Rankin by Rockwell Kent 1933." Publisher's postcard addressed to Rankin indicates that he was an original subscriber for the book. Also laid into this copy is a message from the publisher regarding the release of the trade edition and highlighting the differences between the two editions. The books are Fine, clean and sharp with just a touch of discoloration at the spine ends. Many pages are unopened and clearly never read. Lacking the glassine jackets, but housed in the original aluminum slipcase which is Very Good+ to Near Fine. Slipcase has two small dents and a bit of wear or oxidation on the outer panels. & & One of the most famous illustrated books of the 20th century and a towering example of Rockwell Kent's art. Published on fine rag-paper in a large format (pages about 8 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches) and in three volumes. With the full complement of 280 woodcut illustrations, eight more than the trade edition. From James B. Rankin's distinguished collection, a part of which is now housed at Princeton University. A book that is quite uncommon to find inscribed. Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        On Being Ill

      [London]: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1930. Pp. 34. Blue cloth, vellum spine, gilt spine title, marbled endpapers. With original printed limitation of 125 numbered copies stroked through and 250 copies printed above, "Out of series" handwritten in purple ink by Leonard Woolf, type-set and signed in purple ink by Virginia Woolf, top edge trimmed, others deckled. Covers soiled, spinestrip darkened, tiny 2 mm stain at fore-edge of 3 leaves, else interior clean and crisp. Lacks the dust jacket, else very good copy of the preliminary state.. Signed by Author. Limited, First Edition, Signed. Cloth. Very Good. 12 Mo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Moby Dick or The Whale

      New York: Random House,, 1930. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and illustrations to spine and upper board in silver. With the dust jacket Illustrations throughout by Rockwell Kent. Bookseller's ticket. Very slight rubbing to the silver on the covers, very light spotting to edges, gentle rubbing to corners. An excellent copy in the slightly spine tanned jacket with some small tears along top edge. First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. First published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, this trade edition proved immensely popular. It has been credited with contributing greatly to the rediscovery of Moby Dick as a classic.

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        L'Architecture Moderne Au Maroc. II: Constructions particulieres

      Paris: Librairie de la Construction Moderne, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. cloth and board portfolio with cloth ties, color illustration mounted on front cover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 7 pages in French text. Oblong folio, 31.5 x 25 cm. Sixty captioned plates printed recto only lose as issued. This volume depicts houses and hotels in Casablanca, Marrakech, and Rabat, with renderings of floor plans to scale and garden designs. A companion volume to Descamaps, Volume I, on modern Moroccan architecture covering Public Buildings. Clean, fresh copy, a few plates with small smudge marks in margins not affecting image or text. Rebacked in black cloth, black cloth ribbons new.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Moby Dick or The Whale

      New York: Random House,, 1930. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and illustrations to spine and upper board in silver. Illustrations throughout by Rockwell Kent. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Corners bumped, thin scratch to spine. An excellent, fresh copy. First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. First published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, this trade edition proved immensely popular. It has been credited with contributing greatly to the rediscovery of Moby Dick as a classic. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lithographe I-VI

      Paris: Maeght Editeurs. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FIRST EDITIONS in six volumes of the complete catalog raisonné (French-language issue), complete with 36 original Miró lithographs, covering Miró's work from 1930-1981. Fine copies. Paris: Maeght Editeurs, 1972-92. Original cloth, original dust jackets. All volumes with text in French. All volumes fine; dust jackets in exceptional condition with no chipping, toning or tears. An exceptionally fine set.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Mysterious Mr. Quin (First Edition)

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1930. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in an impeccably fresh, Near Fine dust jacket. Book has the slightest lean, with a touch of fading (as usually found) to the pink backstrip. Jacket is Fine and unfaded, with only a couple of tiny corner nicks to note. A stunning copy, the best we've handled.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        60 Fotos / 60 Photos / 60 Photographies

      Berlin: Klinkhardt & Biermann, (1930). Near fine in photo-illustrated wrappers and scarce red belly band.. First Edition. Small thin quarto. The second and last book in Franz Roh's Fototek Series. Trilingual text. Designed by Jan Tschichold. A highlight of the New Vision movement of photography. (Auer 152).

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        Four Faultless Felons

      New York: Dodd Mead, 1930. SCARCE in the Arthur Hawkins Art Deco dustjacket( the American 1st in jacket is scarcer than the British.). Peach-colored cloth boards printed in green and black, and with Art Deco printed endpages and pastedowns. Small, neatly-printed prior owner name in ink front endpage. Top edge lightly faded. Dustjacket is darkened at spine, and has chips at head and heels of spine and at flap folds. Photos can be supplied on request.. First American Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930. First American Edition. cloth. About Fine in a scarce Very Good or better, lightly soiled dustwrapper with a short closed tear on the rear. A novel, but not a mystery, about the life and loves of a musical genius, written under Christie's pseudonym.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        GIANT'S BREAD (Signed By Agatha Christie as "Mary Westmacott")

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. [Christie, Agatha] Westmacott, Mary. GIANT'S BREAD. NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First American Edition, first printing. A Very Good, firm copy in original publisher's cloth, illustrated title labels to spine and front cover. No dust jacket. Spine a little darkened, small blemishes here and there but with eye appeal. SIGNED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE on the front-free endpaper using her pseudonym. From the collection (book-label to paste-down) of Charlotte "Carlo" Fisher (1895-1976). Carlo Fisher, initially hired to serve as nanny to Christie's daughter Rosalind, was pressed into service as an amanuensis during the earliest days of the author's career. To quote from Christie's autobiography, Charlotte Fisher was "friend and secretary and governess and dogsbody and everything else for many years. [She] is still one of my best friends." The six "Mary Westmacott" novels were those which Agatha Christie wrote to explore feelings which had no place in her mystery tales. They are often characterized as romance novels, but each and every one is anything but. GIANT'S BREAD, for example, is a tragedy, the story of love crushed by disillusionment. Quoting Rosalind Christie: "As early as 1930, my mother wrote her first novel using the name "Mary Westmacott". These novels, six in all, were a complete departure from the usual sphere of Agatha Christie "Queen of Crime." GIANT'S BREAD was first published in 1930 and was to be the first of six books under this nom de plume. It is a novel about Vernon Deyre […] the two women he loved and his obsession with music. My mother had some experience of the musical world having been trained as a singer and a concert pianist in Paris when she was young." The fact that this particular copy is the first American Edition is a mystery in itself; perhaps the author didn't have a copy of her first pseudonymous effort to spare. The other four Carlo Fisher "Westmacott" novels which we currently have in stock (three inscribed) are all first English editions. For obvious reasons, Agatha Christie wasn't in the habit of inscribing her non-mystery novels; until Carlo Fisher's copies appeared, we can find no other auction records of any other contemporaneously signed or inscribed Mary Westmacott books. . Signed by Author. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      Paris: R. Coulouma for the members of the Limited Editions Club,, 1930. Translated by Jessie Haynes. With a Critical Introduction by Andrew Lang and with Wood-Cut Illustrations by Frans Masereel. 2 volumes, large octavo (252 × 192 mm). Contemporary red-orange morocco, spines gilt in compartments, borders to boards composed of gilt rules and dotted lines with arabesque cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Woodcut illustrations throughout by Frans Masereel. Superb condition. First edition thus, one of 1500 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation leaf. A stunning set, this edition is rarely seen in a contemporary fine binding. The artist, Frans Masreel (1889–1972) was an important figure in the Belgian graphic arts community of the early 20th-century, producing more than twenty "wordless novels" including his 1919 masterpiece Mon Livre d'Heures. His influence stretched across the 20th-century, inspiring other artists including Lynd War, Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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