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        The Maltese Falcon

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Dustjacket. First Edition, First Printing, with all correct points. Very Good+, No Dustjacket. Black falcon and the date 1930 appears on title page. The Knopf Borzoi is printed on the copyright page below "Copyright 1929, 1930 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc." Gray cloth boards with diamond patterned art-deco design on spine. Slightest hint of faint soiling to cloth binding; no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gray top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 267 pgs. No dustjacket - protected in clear mylar protective sleeve (removable). Scarce and highly collectable. 8" x 5". Mystery.

      [Bookseller: Old Scrolls Book Shop]
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         Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Plans for the Empire State Building's Information Desk, Basement and Foundation.

      Architectural diagram plans for the construction of the Empire State Building. 14 items, all pencil on paper or tracing vellum, various sizes ranging from 8x13 inches to 36x48 inches. Included are 5 plot plans showing the building?s outline and the surrounding streets and properties, 5 section plans of existing vaults and the machine room, 2 sub-basement plans, and the details of the pit for the refrigeration unit. Condition varies, but is generally very good; most of the plans have minor folds or tears in the margins. The freight elevator plan has some tape repairs on the reverse, but is not obtrusive. A plan showing a map of 34th and 33rd Streets has the most damage, with tears in the margin, some pieces missing, and some significant wrinkling; probably the least important plan in this collection. The 102 story landmark Empire State Building was completed in 1931 on the former site of the original Waldof-Astoria Hotel. The cost of construction was about $41 million (estimates suggest that today's cost would be close to $600 million), and was completed in less than a year and a half. The building was designed by William Lamb, of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, whose plans are included in this collection. Considered as the "Eight Wonder of the World", when it opened, the building has had its share of notoriety, both good and bad. Suicides, a shooting on the observation deck, and even a plane crashing into it in 1945, have been part of the dark side of the building?s history. However, this iconic art deco building is as popular as ever, and probably one of the busiest tourist attractions in New York City. One of the most significant parts of this architectural collection is the plan for the rather famous information desk. Other parts include plans for the sub-basement, the machine room, pit for the freight elevators and refrigeration unit, and several plans illustrating the building?s outline on the surrounding streets. A unique collection of New York City history. History1900s.about.com.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints ]
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        Twenty Poems Less

      Hours Press, Paris, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Signed by Author. Covers illustrated by Len Lye with a photo collage. Wear at corners. slight browning to page edges. One of 200 signed copies, published the year after her failed suicide that, allegedly, broke up Robert Graves' marriage. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 041878. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Vile Bodies

      New York: Jonathan Cape / Harrison Smith, 1930. A sound copy with bumps/wear to top corners, minor shelfwear; faint foxing to green cloth spine, very light soiling to back decorative cover, text clean and unmarked. Jacket shows edgewear, moderate soiling, bright and colorful, not price clipped. Yellow endpapers match boards. Back of jacket lists to "The Winter Alone", rear flap describes "Orderly", by M.R. Werner. Rare title in jacket. . First American Edition. Decorative Hardcover. Very Good/Good+.

      [Bookseller: Trench Books]
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        [History of the Peloponnesian War]. Translated into English by Benjamin Jowett

      Chelsea: Printed at the Ashendene Press, 1930 One of 260 copies on handmade paper out of a total edition of 280 copies. This is the last of the great folios printed by the Ashendene Press, following Spenser's Faerie Queen and Minor Poems, Malory's Morte D'Arthur, and Cervantes' Don Quixote. Full cream-colored pigskin with gilt spine. . Large folio, 16" x 11 1/2. Printed in black and red in Ptolemy type with chapter summaries in the margins printed in Blado Italic type. Decorative initial letters and opening lines of each of the eight books designed by Graily Hewitt. Covers very lightly soiled, a hint of foxing to the endpapers. Otherwise a fine, clean copy of one of the highlights of the Ashendene Press. In February 1931 a Notice was sent out to subscribers announcing the forthcoming issue of 'Thucydides' and in it was foreshadowed the closing down of the Press. After referring to the projected edition of Daphnis and Chloe, it goes on to say: 'It is more than probable that these two books will be the last to be issued from the Ashendene Press, with the possible exception of a Descriptive Bibliography of the Press, containing a number of specimen pages from the books printed between 1895 and the date of the closing down, and also specimens of the woodcut illustrations and initials used therein. It is ifficult to speak with certainty about the giving up of a hobby which has for more than 35 years occupied so many of my leisure hours, and I may be tempted to add yet another volume to the list. The chances are against it, but time alone will show'" (Ashendene Bibliography, p. 89).

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Beau Brummell

      NY: Rimington & Hooper. 1930. A short essay on Beau Brummell, issued as an attractive limited edition of 550 copies, of which 500 were for sale (this is copy number 137). Signed by Woolf. A folio, quarterbound in red cloth and paper over boards, with paper label on cover duplicating the design of the label on the cardboard slipcase. Minor foxing to the page edges; a little play to the spine; one slight corner tap; still a near fine copy in a good slipcase with small stains, loss to the paper at the edges and corners, and a short bit of cracking to the lower joints, where one piece of clear tape has been applied. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Japanese Street Vendor Carrying Her Child

      n.p. ca. 1930 n.p., ca. 1930. Pen and ink, tempera and watercolor on paper, signed "K. Blackmore" lower right. Image 11 3/4 x 8 inches, archivally matted to 19 1/2 x 15 inches overall. Fine condition. With a portion of the original backing bearing the artist's name and address (probably in her handwriting) on the verso of the mat . An exquisite and highly decorative sudy of a kimono-clad woman against a black india ink background. Katie Blackmore, R.B.A., (fl. 1920-1950) was noted for the delicacy of her detail as well as her keen sense of design, and both are amply displayed in this lovely drawing

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        KONIG DAME BUBE. (KING QUEEN KNAVE).Signed

      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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        MICHAEL AND MARY

      1930. 1. MILNE,A.A. MICHAEL AND MARY. Lond.: Chatto & Windus 1930. 8vo, green buckram, 96p., slightest bit of foxing on endpaper else, fine. 1st ed. LIMITED TO ONLY 160 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY MILNE. A play in three acts with an interesting 17 page intro. by Milne. Scarce.

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        Michael And Mary A Play

      Chatto & Windus London: Chatto & Windus, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. forest green cloth. Near fine. Teg./No Dust Jacket. 96 pages. 21 x 14 1/2 cm. Limited edition, copy 244 of 250 signed by A.A. Milne. Known more today for his children's books, particularly "Winnie The Pooh," Milne wrote more than twenty five plays with this one dedicated to The Marshalls, Bart and Edna [Edna Best and Herbert Marshall], who in real life were married, and starred on stage in this production. Firm, very bright copy, partly unopened, backstrip lettered in gilt, and very slightly sunned.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        REIS DOOR RUSLAND [BAGAZH]

      1930. Paperback. 2. RUSSIAN. DE REIS DOOR RUSLAND [TRIP TO RUSSIA] by S. Marshak. The Hague: de Baanbreker 1930. 4to (7 `/4 x 8 3/4"), pictorial wraps, some cover soil and slight crease, VG. 1st Dutch edition of Lebedev's 1926 book entitled Bagazh, translated by L. Dworson and E. Hessbinger. Illustrated with wonderful color lithographs by VLADIMIR LEBEDEV. See Dictionnnaire p. 160.

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        The Structure of Line Spectra.

      McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York 1930. 1. edition. 8vo. X + 263 pages. Publisher's red cloth with gilt title in dark brown title label on spine, no dust wrappers.. With Professor Niels Bohr's name stamp on fly leaf.**From "International Series in Physics" with F. K. Richtmyer af Consulting Editor.*** Linus Pauling is one of only four persons in the world to receive two Nobel prizes - and the only to win both of them alone. In 1925Samuel Goudsmit, with George Uhlenbeck, discovered one of the key concepts of atomic physics, the spin of the electron. Strangelyenough, they were never awarded the Nobel prize for this discovery

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        (The Peloponnesian War) Thucydides Translated into English by Benjamin Howett, M.A., Late Master of Balliol College and Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Oxford

      Chelsea: at the Ashendene Press, 1930. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Folio. viii,364pp. Printed in Ptolemy type. Publisher's full white pigskin. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt titles. One of 260 copies on paper. A fine copy. Housed in a quarter morocco drop down clamshell case by D. F. Bogardus. With the publisher's prospectus laid in. Ashendene Bibliography No. 37.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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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)

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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.

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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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        The Gentleman in the Parlour

      William Heinemann London: William Heinemann. (1930). First. Uncorrected proof. Unprinted wrappers with author and title supplied in ink. Slight soiling and corners of wrappers and pages a little worn, very good. An account of Maugham's travels through the Orient, from Rangoon to Haiphong. Scarce in this format. .

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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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        The virgin and the gipsy

      G. Orioli Florence: G. Orioli. 1930. First edition limited to 810 numbered copies, 8vo, pp. 216, [1]; some spotting of the text else fine or better in the jacket and in the publisher's slipcase (paper label on spine a little faded). Roberts A54, noting that the book was written "during the last months of 1925 after the Lawrences had returned from Europe from the Taos ranch for the last time." Precedes the English edition by 5 months.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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