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        Woodcuts: Examples from the Work of Clare Leighton

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1930. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 10 by 12-3/4 inches. xviii, followed by 36 leaves with 40 mounted woodcuts printed on tissue, each leaf preceded by a thin paper guard with a printed title. A 41st print, a small vignette of a mouse, is mounted on an unnumbered leaf at the back (as issued). Several small reproductions of woodcuts are incorporated into the text. This retrospective presents Leighton's work in chronological order and inludes original woodblock prints of work done as book illustrations and previously only published as reproductions. Leighton is considered one of the most gifted woodcut artists of her time. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy (decorative bookplate on inside front cover) in a dust jacket with a number of tears, particularly to the rear panel. This is copy 24 of 450 signed and numbered by Leighton.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        L'Algérie et les peintres orientalistes.

      Grenoble, B. Arthaud / Successeur des éditions Rey. 1930 - Deux tomes reliés en 1 vol. fort grd in-4°, 86pp, 3ff + 14 pl., 64 pp n.ch. (gardes blanches + légendes), demi-basane rouge vif à coins, dos orné à froid en long, tête dorée, couvertures illustrées conservées. Couvertures illustrées en couleurs de Ketty CARRÉ et Mohammed RACIM. Avec 14 h.t. en couleurs de : Antoni, A. Assus, Maurice Bouviolle, Léon Carré, Léon Cauvy, Henri Chevallier, Étienne Chevalier, Marius de Buzon, Eugène Deshayes, Louis Fernez, Auguste Ferrando, Pierre Frailong, Édouard Herzig et G. Lino. Tirage limité et numéroté. 1/150 ex. de tête sur papier d’Arches à la cuve. Bel exemplaire. Réunissant réflexions et critiques que l'auteur publia dans la presse au fil des années, cet ouvrage a paru à l'occasion du Centenaire de l'Algérie. Après un court préambule, il nous présente les premiers maîtres de la peinture algérienne et le renouveau insufflé notamment par la villa Abd-el-Tif. Il s'intéresse ensuite à la technique picturale, au marché de l'art. Il détaille la géographie des paysages algériens (le Sahel, le Sud, les Hauts plateaux, le Sahara) et démontre comment ces climats déterminent un mouvement artistique proprement algérien Victor Barrucand nous invite à des déambulations dans la ville d'Alger, montrant ses transfigurations, son changement continuel et le renouveau de l'art qui en découle. Il souligne la richesse de l'artisanat traditionnel, s'attarde sur les portraitistes, s'arrête sur les différentes ethnies qui composent la population. Il pose encore la question de l'art, comme description de la nature, comme innovation et comme mouvement. Mais pour mieux illustrer l'art orientaliste, plutôt que d'abstraites démonstrations, il présente ses poèmes, subtilement choisis et introduits par de courts textes explicatifs " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fédération des Syndicats d'Initiative de la Côte d'Azur & de la Corse. Album touristique de Luxe [ Aperçu général de la Côte d'Azur - Menton - Monte-Carlo - Beaulieu - Villefranche - Nice - Juan-les-Pins - Cannes - Saint-Raphaël - Sainte-Maxime - Toulon - Sanary-sur-Mer - Bandol - La Ciotat - Les Lecques - Cassis - Aix-en-Provence - Marseille - La Corse ]

      Société d'Edition des Albums Touristiques de Luxe de France et des Colonies 1930 - 1 vol. in-folio cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline bleue imprimé, Société d'Edition des Albums Touristiques de Luxe de France et des Colonies, Marseille, s.d. [ circa 1930 ], 119 pp. Impressionnant album touristique de luxe, au texte bilingue (français et anglais). Remarquable témoignage du développement touristique de la Riviera française dans les années 30. Etat satisfaisant (cartonnage frotté avec petits accrocs en dos et coupes, petits accrocs à qq. feuillets, accroc en garde, restauration ancienne au mors en garde, bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Name of Action - in the first issue dust wrapper

      London: Heinemann, 1930. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1930. Bound in the original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, publisher's device stamped in blind on lower board, FIRST ISSUE DUST-JACKET (priced 7/6), some spotting and browning, dust-jacket a little worn at extremities and repaired with tape on verso at head of spine, some browning to spine and section of lower panel, collector's bookplate. Greene became deeply disenchanted with his second novel, and as such the book appears in no other editions or reprints than the present example and the first American edition. According to Wobbe, the author remarked that "the title... suggested to him by Clemence Dane, is the only part of the novel he approves of".

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Poema par ormani (Poem about a Cabman)

      Zelta grauds (Gold Grain), Riga 1930 - Latvian language. Enlarged format. Octavo 20 x 24 cm. Weight 100 gr. Wrappers, 48 pp., including 3 sheets of illustrations tables. The book is in Near Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Two soft creases across front cover corners, very light stain on the bottom left corner of front. Three amazing ink drawings for the book considered very successful work of Romans Suta. The poet’s ode to the cabman and the partying and entertaining city in which he drove his cart proved to be close in mood to the artist. That is seen in the many cafes, bars and saloons which he drew. Caks's poem depicts Riga's typical cabman, who became gradually replaced by cars. In the second half on 1920s Riga achieved progress in mechanization, jazz, outlandish schlagers, fashion, artistic movements etc. Poet portrays going away silhouette of modern city, which has undergone entire era of changes. In this poem, as in early works, poet swim strongly against the tide, he is against the generally accepted ranges of society and don't evaluate changes positively (here he takes cabman's side). As a poet, Aleksandrs Caks (1901-1950) was a legend, the most influential poet among the Latvian modernists. Caks' poetry is notable for its urban setting and modernity which gave it a strong contrast with the established pastoral and folkloric traditions in Latvian literature. His verses was devoted to Riga’s restless, throbbing life, including topics and characters that had hardly been featured before — the city nightlife, horse taxi drivers (cabmen), shop-windows, streets and boulevards, poverty- stricken suburbs. He is a world-level poet whose works are endowed with all human feelings, a vast scope of emotions and a passionate love. Aleksandrs Caks’ verse heralded the origination of the modern Latvian poetry by proposing new aesthetic principles and poetic forms. The format characteristics of his verse - rhyme, rhythm and imagery - have influenced succeeding generations of poets. Caks poetry is full of extravagant comparisons and metaphors. He keeps the reader riveted by the vivid scenery, the wealth of personifications, wild imagination and expressivness of his language. The lyrical strand of Latvian poetry is not absent even from Caks's most modernist, futurist poems. Artist Romans Suta (1896-1944) considered as outstanding representative of classical modernism in Latvia's art history. In the late 1910s, Romans Suta created artworks with simple forms and heightened expression. He often depicted Latvians, forged by war and their lives as refugees. By the first half of the 1920s, artist increasingly turned to the styles of Constructivism and Cubism. Very popular became his works in the field of graphic art - series of indian ink drawings which depict inviolable components of an urban environment, along with wine lovers, card players, musicians and dancers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Baltic Bouquiniste]
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        AS I LAY DYING

      Jonathan Cape : Harrison Smith: New York, 1930. Second issue (not second printing), with pp 11-12 a cancel leaf, correcting the alignment of the initial letter "I". Yellow cloth lettered in brown, brown top page edges, light tan endpapers, fore and bottom page edges tinted tan, as issued (not age yellowing). Variant binding with the cover lettering undamaged. Spine has a vertical ridge down the centre and light, uneven browing; else fine, tight and unworn, no owner names. In a new facsimile dust jacket. Total first printing of only 2522 copies, of which 750 were of the first issue and 1772 of the second. Peterson / Serendipity A7.2. >>> Faulkner's fifth novel, one of the highspots of 20th century American literature, a pioneer work utilizing the stream of consciousness technique. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked As I Lay Dying 35th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Distribution of Luminosity in Elliptical Nebulae.

      the Astrophysical Journal, Vol. LXXI, May 1930 - Page 231-276 p. With the first printing of Hubble's work at Mt. Wilson in 1923 and 24, in which he discovered that the Milky Way was not, as previously believed, the extent of the universe, but just one galaxy among many [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Der Fall Gütersloh. Ein Schicksal und seine Deutung. Mit 48 Abbildungen auf Tafeln.

      Haybach, Wien 1930 - 227 S. Roter Orig.-Leinenband mit Schutzumschlag. Das hier vorliegende Werk eines fast Unbekannten über einen, der seinen wenigen Anhängern als verkannt galt, war die letzte verlegerische Tat Haybachs: Es wurden nicht einmal hundert Exemplare wurden verkauft, weder der Autor noch der Maler zogen irgendeinen Gewinn aus dem Erscheinen und der Verlag war pleite. Es handelt sich um eines der seltenen Exemplare der Originalausgabe, nicht um ein Exemplar der 1960 mit neuem Vorowort Doderers aufgebundenen Restexemplare der Rohbögen. Der Umschlag mit geringen Randläsuren und kleineren Fehlstellen, sonst jedoch gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Alice in Wonderland

      Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Softcover. Very Good. Publisher's wraps in glassine, with six color lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Copy #196 of 370 of the European edition, and of that, one of 300 printed on Rives paper. Very Good. Foxing to wraps and to pages, often quite heavy. Previous owner bookplate to front free end paper. Six color lithographs present, with tissue guards present but often merely laid in. Snag to glassine at foot of spine.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Cakes & Ales: or the Skeleton in the Cupboard

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first state. (Page 147 has error "won'," issued simultaneously with corrected word "won't," no priority as per Stott.) 270 pp. Original navy cloth with gilt and black lettering. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket: 7/6 net on darkened spine panel with small stain and chipping at ends, a few tiny edge closed tears and some rubbing and light toning. Boards a bit bumped. A novel of English lit and snobbery, which was first serialized in the magazine Harper's Bazaar.

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        [»HERBARIUM VIVUM« OF SCANDINAVIAN PLANTS, collected by Arna Lundquist.] 64 specimen of herbal plants and flowers, mounted on cardboard. S.l.: 1930-1933.

      [»HERBARIUM VIVUM« OF SCANDINAVIAN PLANTS, collected by Arna Lundquist.] 64 specimen of herbal plants and flowers, mounted on cardboard. S.l.: 1930-1933. 2°. 32 cardboard folders with hand labelling on mounted tags in labeled green cardboard map with mounted tag, hold together by four textile strings. Well sorted collection of dried and mounted parts of herbal plants and flowers, made by a certain Arna Lundquist which also signed the front cardboard. The specimen are mounted on cardboard with tags titled »Plantae Scandinavicae« and hand labeled by the collector with remarks on name, class, family, location and date. Additionally some of the leafs have hand-written remarks with pencil. The specimen cardboards are kept in 32 hand cardboard folders (numbered 1, 5-9, 12-15, 18, 19, 22-25, 27 (2 folders), 28, 30, 33, 38, 40-44 (2 folders), 48, 62-64, two folders not num.), labeled with and representing families after the scientific classification: »Amaryllidacea«, »Bicornes«, »Boraginacea«, »Caryophyllacea«, »Chenopodiacea«, »Contortea«, »Crassulacea«, »Crucifera«, »Droseracea«, »Legiuminosa«, »Graminea«, »Gruinales«, »Labiata«, »Lentibulariacea«, »Liliaceae«, »Oleacea«, »Papaveracea«, »Phacophyceae«, »Plantaginacea«, »Polanacea«, »Polygalacea«, »Ranunculacea«, »Rosacea«, »Rubiacea«, »Saxifragacea«, »Scrofutareacea«, »Slypericacea«, »Sridacea«, »Tiliacea«, »Umbellifera« and »Violacea«. As usual some of the plants lost their fixing made of japan paper, some plant parts are broken and not complete, cover boards at edges and corners with faults, worn and torn, generally a representative herbal of the Scandinavian lands in those days.

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        Moby Dick or The Whale (3 Volumes)

      The Lakeside Press 1930 - First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, lacking the aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free end paper of Volume I, "Inscribed with affectionate friendship to Putzie - Rockwell Kent, 1950." Volumes II and III bear Rockwell Kent-illustrated bookplates of Marie Luise Hinrichs. Very Good+. Narrow strips of sunning to spine cloth at ends, light rubbing to cloth at extremities and light abrasions to black topstains. Pages toned and with offsetting from illustrations. Acetate wrappers are wrinkled and shrunken with age, as is typical, and show a bit of chipping and edge wear, with some separation starting between the acetate and a paper flap on both volumes II and III; acetate on volume II with light staining. A stunning presentation copy, inscribed by Kent, and with bookplates designed by him as well. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Sea Girl

      A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 1930 - First edition in yellow- orange cloth, spine and cover stamped in brown, jacket art by Robert A. Greaf. First published as a series in Argosy magazine in 1929. In the 1990s mankind faces annihilation at the hands of an advanced humanoid race dwelling in caverns beneath the Pacific Ocean. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., (1930), 302 pps. A Fine copy in a Fine bright unclipped ($2.00) dust jacket, closed tear to base of spine at rear fold, several short closed tears and creases to lower rear panel. A superb copy of the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il mago

      Adriano Salani Editore, FIRENZE 1930 - Collezione Salani ITALIANO Numero 144 della collezione Salani. Legatura editoriale in piena tela, in ottime condizioni con titoli e fregi in oro al piatto e al dorso; tagli e pagine ingialliti e con lieve fioritura; tavola a colori all'antiporta. Legatura lenta. Sguardia parzialmente distaccata.

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        Les Aventures de Gordon Pym. Traduction de Charles Baudelaire. Ornée de vingt-cinq eaux-fortes par André Collot.?

      Librairie de la Revue française, Alexis Redier, 1930. In-4, reliure bakélite brune marbrée montée sur gonds, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés. 25 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs hors-texte. Etui bordé. Infimes rousseurs, petits accrocs en charnières. Très bon exemplaire. Tirée à 301 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci sur vélin d'Arches. Exemplaire de l'artiste avec sa signature et son ex-libris, comportant la suite en couleurs des eaux-fortes avec remarques, la suite en noir et la suite donnant la décomposition des couleurs, 6 compositions originales à la mine de plomb, 3 libres signées.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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        The Savoy Cocktail Book

      London: Constable & Company, Ltd, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Rumbold, Gilbert. 12 mo - over 6.75" to 7.75" tall, 292 pps. A cultural icon and the foundation for all great modern bartending books. Harry Craddock (1876-1963), British by birth, had emigrated to the US in 1897 but moved back to Britain with the advent of prohibition, landing a job at the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London, in 1920. His bartending guide, a collection of 750 recipes (several of which he is credited for creating) was published in 1930 and remains in print today. This copy is a first printing, with the date on the title page and before the publishers inserted the errata slip modifying the "Bacardi Special Cocktail" on page 25 to simply "Bacardi Cocktail". We believe the UK edition was published prior to the US, as there is an advertisement for the book dated November 23, 1930 in the London Observer while the ealiest mention found in the US is a review in the Hartford Courant dated December 7, 1930. This copy with an inserted ad spread for Booth's Gin ("Welcomed by the Gallants of 1740") as a tipped in sheet between the half-title and title pages. ***DESCRIPTION: Decorated paper boards with an Art Deco design, black cloth spine, pictorial endpapers, 2-page ad spread for Booth's Gin tipped into the book between the half-title and the title pages, 1930 date on the title page, decorations and illustrations throughout by Gilbert Rumbold (as late as the 1950s, he was living in Broadstairs, continuing to sketch drawings of local scenes that were sold in gift shops around the town, despite having lost an arm in a train accident); duodecimo size (just under 7.5" tall), pagination: half-title page with Aldrich quote on verso (1-2), inserted ad spread (i-iv), title page (3) through 286 includes three pages with only blank lines at the end, page 287 a vignette of a haughty woman peering through a lorgnette off to the side, followed by the printer's statement (printed by Lowe & Brydone, London), (288). ***CONDITION: We are rating as good plus due to overall wear to the binding; there is some light rubbing to the front board, general fairly minor edgewear, wear to the head and tail of the spine including light loss of the cloth, there is a bend in the spine running vertically down the center, and the gilt lettering on the spine has rubbed off; both hinges are tender although the endpapers have not cracked, and there is some offsetting to the endpapers from the inks on the pages opposite. The interior pages are clean and bright, we see no prior owner markings of any kind, there is perhaps a hint of toning to the pages, the interior is near fine. ***POSTAGE: International customers note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.

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        Parties: A Novel of Contemporary New York Life

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1930 - First edition. A small stain on the top edge, boards a bit soiled, an about very good copy without dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by the author: "For Emilio in memory of the time when we will go to parties again [three words indecipherable] Carlo. September 2, 1942." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Photo und Publizität-Photo and Advertising

      Josef Singer, Berlin 1930 - 295x220mm, 18pp., 32 planches, agrafé sous couverture illustrée. Texte d¿introduction en allemand et en anglais, table, et 32 photomontages publicitaires pleine page imprimés en photogravure en rouge et noir sur doubles feuilles, imprimé à Budapest. József Pécsi, un des plus importants photographes en Hongrie de la première moitié du 20ème siècle, fut aussi un théoricien de tout premier ordre. En tant que rédacteur en chef de la revue "La Lumière" en 1914-15 et suite à la parution de son ouvrage, « L'Art du photographe » en 1917, illustré par ses images, Pécsi devient un des artistes incontournable de la photographie hongroise. Après de nombreux articles théoriques dans la luxueuse revue "Magyar Reklam" (Publicité Hongroise) il décide en 1930 d'entreprendre l'édition d'un album de ses images publicitaires qui paraît la même année sous le titre "Photo und Publizität, Photo and Advertising" et présente un choix remarquable des travaux entre 1924 et 1930 réalisés par son studio. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chloé et Denis Ozanne]
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        AJANTA: The Colour and Monochrome Reproductions of the AJANTA Frescoes Based on

      - Oxford 1930-55, Oxford University Press. Brown cloth, 8 vol. set, complete: 4 vols. text:32 x 26 cm.+ 4 vols. portfolios: 52 x 41 cm., total illustrations: 357 pages of plates: 86 in color, 271 b.w. + large folding map, very clean sharp copy ! *** *** *** . . . THE LEGENDARY AJANTA CLASSIC RESEARCH PROJECT . . TAKING 25 YEARS TO WRITE & PHOTOGRAPH . . COMPLETE & PUBLISH . . .THE MOST IMPORTANT, AMBITIOUS AND IN-DEPTH SINGLE RESOURCE . . THE COMPLETE RESULTS OF PRIMARY RESEARCH . . . ISSUED IN A 8 VOLUMES: 4 TEXT + 4 ELEPHANT PORTFOLIOS . . . PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED . . . 6 COLOR, 271 FINE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAVURES . . . 4 VOLUMES TEXT, 4 VOLUMES ELEPHANT PORTFOLIOS . *** Professor Yazdani's "SUI GENERUS " a most stunning written and fantastically illustrated scholarly contribution to Buddhist iconography and painting found in Ajanta caves. authoritative and definitive. . *** THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CELEBRATED TITLE: . This set consists of 4 volumes of text, 4 volumes of loose portfolios with the color and black/white photogravures. . TEXT VOLUMES: Brown cloth, size is 32 x 26 cm., index + various b.w. plates, a key to the larger plates in the loose portfolios. . Vol. 1: Explanatory text by G. Yazdani [for all volumes], introduction by Laurence Binyon, British Museum, 55p., large color folding map laid inside, folds reinforced on the verso, 1930. . Vol. 2: Appendices & inscriptions, index, by John Allan, British Museum, many b.w. plates, 1933. . Vol. 3: Appendix & inscriptions by N.P. Chakravarti, with index. 1946 . Vol. 4: Appendices on the painted & incised inscriptions by N.P. Chakravarti & B. Ch. Chhabra, 130p., many b.w. plates, 1955. . *** THE PLATES IN THE LOOSE PORTFOLIOS: Each portfolio contains several large sheet, a plan, sketches of the caves or rooms, many with red-outline for clarity, . SUBJECTS FOUND IN THE ILLUSTRATIONS: This superb Buddhist art reference covers the paintings, icons, and sculptures, which depict various lives of the Buddha. Additionally addressing such subjects as Jataka, Yaksha & Yakshini, apsarasas, monkey god, arhats, Birth of the Buddha votaries making offerings, Bodhisattva, Maitreya, Mudras, Hariti & Pancika, Naga Kings & too many to list. . *** WHAT ARE THE AJANTA CAVES: . The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and rock cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive painting that present emotion through gesture, pose and form. . According to UNESCO, these are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art that influenced Indian art that followed. The caves were built in two phases, the first group starting around the 2nd century BC, while the second group of caves built around 400-650 AD according to older accounts, or all in a brief period of 460 to 480 according to Walter M. Spink. The site is a protected monument in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India, and since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. . The Ajanta Caves constitute ancient monasteries and worship halls of different Buddhist traditions carved into a 250 feet wall of rock. The caves also present paintings depicting the past lives and rebirths of the Buddha, pictorial tales from Aryasura's Jatakamala, as well as rock-cut sculptures of Buddhist deities in vogue between the 2nd century BCE and 5th century CE. . Textual records suggest that these caves served as a monsoon retreat for monks, as well as a resting site for merchants and pilgrims in ancient India. While vivid colours and mural wall painting were abundant in Indian history as evidenced by historical records, Caves 16, 17, 1 and 2 of Ajanta form the largest corpus of surviving ancient Indian wall-painting. . Panoramic view of Ajanta Caves from the nearby hill . Ajanta is famous for its ancient Buddhist paintings.

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        Monte Bianco.

      Cartella telata con 54 foto, (un paio animate) anni ''30/40 circa, di cm. 23 x 18 su cartoncini con cornice tipografica, 30 x 24

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        LA PROFESSIONE DI MOGLIE

      VERONA: MONDADORI, 1930. IED. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 19. USATO

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        CAKES AND ALE: Or The Skeleton in the Cupboard.

      London:: William Heinemann Ltd.. (1930).. First edition, first issue with "won't" misspelled "won' " page 147, line 14. INSCRIBED below half title "[CAKES AND ALE] by / W. Somerset Maugham / The author's favorite novel & / the one he most enjoyed writing," with his customary flourish beneath. Page edges and first and last several leaves lightly foxed, otherwise very good or better in lightly soiled dust jacket slightly tanned at spine and with the tiniest of nicks to spine ends and corners which are internally reinforced with tape, otherwise near fine. A nice copy and scarce inscribed. .

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        Cakes and Ale or the Skeleton in the Cupboard

      Heinemann, London 1930 - First edition, first state with won instead of won't in line 14 of page 147. 270 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. After Of Human Bondage, Cakes and Ale is probably Maugham's finest novel, and certainly one of his most popular. Of it, Maugham wrote: "The book I like best is Cakes and Ale. It was an amusing book to write". Notes the author's biographer: "His [output] had its ups and downs. Cakes and Ale was one of the ups. He went on writing for another thirty years but never matched it in style or structure. It was a pity that the scandal surrounding the models for the main characters drew the attention of the literary community away from the book's real merit." Today, of course, it is those models who provide the fun: Driffield, the Grand Old Man of Letters (Thomas Hardy), and the writer-on-the-make Alroy Kear, a highly unflattering portrait of the novelist Hugh Walpole, who never forgave Maugham for writing his most malicious--but also his funniest--book. Stott A40 Original publisher's blue cloth. Bookplate, in near fine dust jacket with two internal tape repairs First edition, first state with won instead of won't in line 14 of page 147. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cakes and Ale, or the Skeleton in the Cupboard.

      London William Heinemann Ltd 1930 - Limited edition, 8vo., number 814 of 1,000 copies, lithograph portrait frontispiece by Graham Sutherland, signed by the author and illustrator, as issued, publisher's white and blue calf, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, slipcase, two small abrasions to rear edge of spine, otherwise a fine copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        IBERT Jacques Le Roi d'Yvetot Opera Dédicace 1930

      - IBERT Jacques Le Roi d'Yvetot Opéra Comique en quatre actesLivret de Jean Limozin et André de la TourrasseMusique de Jean Ibertpour Chant et Piano Dédicace et Signatures manuscrites des auteurs Jean Ibert, Jean Limozin et André de la TourrasseParis, Heugel H. 30.115 XXe siècle 1930 343 pages Très bon état, couveture un peu défraîchie 016980 Opéra et Ballet Très bon / couverture défraîchie [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori et architetettori

      MILANO: CASA EDITRICE SONZOGNO, 1930. Rilegato. OTTIMO. 21,5 31. I, II, III USATO

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        My Early Life A Roving Commission

      Thornton Butterworth Limited, London 1930 - Octavo, 392pp, gilt lettering on spine and front cover, original maroon cloth cover. Minor fading on spine. Inscribed by Winston Churchill on first leaf to Mr. Charles M. Schwab. Inscription reads: "To Charles M. Schwab - With every good wish - from Winston Churchill - 6.2.31" The inscription was made to Charles M. Schwab in 1931. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON, WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY EDWARD WALDO EMERSON AND A GENERAL INDEX

      Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1930-1904. Autograph Centenary Edition. One of 600 numbered sets signed by the publisher, Houghton Mifflin, with a page of Emerson manuscript inserted after the works half-title in Vol.1. Twelve octavo volumes (23cm); dark yellow-brown coarse B cloth (linen), each volume with paper label at spine. Manuscript page begins: "Will any one question the uses of an aristocracy? Not whilst there is any remainder of the substance in the form. For the name is a verdict. The noble ennobles. That is his use. Can there be any greater?" Title labels lightly toned and dusty, three with tiny nicks and some minute wear; remnant of small label at front pastedown of Vol.IV; hairline tear (1/2 cm) at crown on Vol.X, with evidence of worming at upper right margin of pp.247-308 (no deeper than 1cm); faint, scattered foxing to a few endpapers, else fresh and clean throughout; all hinges sound; Near Fine. A uniformly handsome edition of the author's complete works, gathering his poetry, essays, addresses, lectures, correspondence, and miscellaneous writings. Myerson B19; BAL 5463.

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        A Treatise on Money. In Two Volumes. Volume 1: The Pure Theory of Money. Volume 2: The Applied Theory of Money

      London, Macmillan, 1930 [first edition, first impression]. Octavo, two volumes, [ii] (advertisements, recto blank), xviii, 363 and [ii] (advertisements, recto blank), viii, 424 pages. Original cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, sides ruled in blind; cloth lightly flecked about the leading edges and very slightly bubbled near the joints of Volume 2; slight insect damage to the leading edges of Volume 2; nonetheless, an excellent set. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Alexander 'Alick' Russell Downer KBE (1910-1981) in Volume 2.

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        A Treatise On Money

      London: Macmillan and Co, Limited,, 1930. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, double line rules in gilt to spines continued in blind to front boards. Numerous tables and diagrams to the text. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper and the occasional pencil annotation to volume 2. Extremities gently rubbed, spines rolled and ends bumped, endpapers of volume 2 lightly foxed, overall a very good set. First edition, first impression. A Treatise on Money is the first of Keynes's two major contributions to economic theory and his most comprehensive work on monetary theory. It anticipates many of the ideas of the General Theory, which it immediately preceded and by which it has been, perhaps unfairly, overshadowed.

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        21 ETUDES ART DECO ANGELOTS ET AMOURS POUR LA MANUFACTURE DE SEVRES

      ADRIEN AUGUSTE LEDUC 1930 - - 21 ETUDES PREPARATOIRES ART DECO contrecollées sur feuillets 21/29.7 cm crème, représentant des angelots et des amours. Aquarelles, encres et crayons. Lavis. - LEDUC Adrien Auguste ; manufacture de Sèvres. Décorateur ; chef du laboratoire ; formes et décors à la MANUFACTURE DE SEVRES entre 1919-1954. - De l’Art Déco à l’abstraction. Le courant Art Déco s’impose à Sèvres avec l’arrivée d’une jeune équipe d’artistes. De cette collaboration naissent d’autres créations très fortement liées aux tendances du style 19 caractérisant la période de l’entre deux guerres. Ainsi, le décorateur Jean Beaumont n’hésite pas à mélanger les tons primaires et apporte un style neuf par son interprétation florale moderne. Les décorateurs, à l’exemple d’Adrien LEDUC, Maurice Herbillon, ou encore la créatrice Anne-Marie Fontaine, participent à cet élan. A la fin des années 30, l’ornement est jugé trop envahissant L’adoption des motifs géométriques vient chasser les effets naturalistes des décors floraux. Dans les années d'après guerre, les artistes Jacques Despierre et Camille Hillaire insufflent un nouveau style de décor à Sèvres au moment où le courant de l’abstraction tend à restreindre la place du florilège et en livrer une nouvelle interprétation. Un retour au décor classique floral qui a toujours illustré la renommée de Sèvres s’impose en s’adaptant au goût de l’époque. Mots clés : MANUFACTURE DE SEVRES, DESSIN ENCRE, art déco Mots clés : angelots, amours, aquarelles, Art-déco, faïence, [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Journey's End.

      London: Victor Gollancz ltd., , 1930. A Novel. Octavo. Original quarter vellum, black cloth sides, gilt lettering to spine, fore edge and bottom edge uncut, fore edge unopened. A fine copy. First novel edition, signed limited issue, number 443 of 600 copies signed by the authors. This copy is in addition uniquely signed by nine original cast members on front endpaper, and contains a contemporary play program from the Savoy Theatre and other related ephemera. The play was first performed at the Apollo Theatre in London by the Incorporated Stage Society on 9 December 1928, starring a young Laurence Olivier. A 1930 film version was released the same year as this novelisation.

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: George G. Harrap & Co.,, 1930. The first and fourth renderings in English verse. Large octavo (270 x 210 mm). Original blue morocco, gilt titles to spine, raised bands, circular gilt floral motif with coloured onlays on front cover, top edge gilt, untrimmed, lightly marbled endpapers. Housed in original card box with paper label printed in black to end. 12 tipped-in colour plates by Willy Pogány. Paper slip with Spanish translation of verse 99 laid-in. Two very minor blemishes to turn-in of front cover, a little browning to extremities of endpapers. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 660 of 750 copies printed for the UK and signed by the artist. A further 500 copies were printed for the US.

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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM OF 94 ORIGINAL, SEPIATONE IMAGES TAKEN BY TRAVELLERS TO THE BRITISH COLONY OF RHODESIA [NOW ZIMBABWE] WITH A SOJOURN TO SOUTH AFRICA IN THE 1930S

      1930s. In an album made by Newlyn of London, comprising blue cloth over heavy boards and leaves of gray boards with photo-windows, are 94 photographs measuring 3.25" x 4" that feature the Zulu tradition, Victoria Falls, etc. Album, 9.5" x 6" with "Photographs" and a gilt emblem on the cover. In the self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), the point of this voyage was two-fold: to interact with some of Africa's Bantu people, and to observe the rush of Victoria Falls as first sighted by David Livingstone in 1855. Following a pleasant sea voyage with all of the comforts and entertainments expected of a British cruise company, this party of travelers visited the grave of Cecil Rhodes, which lies among the rock formations of the Matopos, and also the Shangani Patrol Memorial erected to commemorate Major Wilson's Last Stand during the first Matabele War in 1893. Zulu people are seen near the front of the album in a small town, and later the men are photographed on the banks of the Zambezi River in a long canoe, while the women fill clay water jugs to carry on their heads for many miles. Victoria Falls, with its immense gorges and raging waters, appear in no fewer than a dozen photographs. Lake Victoria is photographed, along with Victorial Falls Bridge, built in 1905. Our travelers attend and photograph a sport-related celebration where the British flag is prominent, and where African men perform a traditional dance with a large group of musicians playing hand-crafted, three-foot-wide wooden xylophones. A flavorful photo album. Very Good.

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        AJANTA: The Colour and Monochrome Reproductions of the AJANTA Frescoes Based on

      Oxford 1930-55, Oxford University Press. Brown cloth, 8 vol. set, complete: 4 vols. text:32 x 26 cm.+ 4 vols. portfolios: 52 x 41 cm., total illustrations: 357 pages of plates: 86 in color, 271 b.w. + large folding map, very clean sharp copy ! *** *** *** . . . THE LEGENDARY AJANTA CLASSIC RESEARCH PROJECT . . TAKING 25 YEARS TO WRITE & PHOTOGRAPH . . COMPLETE & PUBLISH . . .THE MOST IMPORTANT, AMBITIOUS AND IN-DEPTH SINGLE RESOURCE . . THE COMPLETE RESULTS OF PRIMARY RESEARCH . . . ISSUED IN A 8 VOLUMES: 4 TEXT + 4 ELEPHANT PORTFOLIOS . . . PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED . . . 6 COLOR, 271 FINE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAVURES . . . 4 VOLUMES TEXT, 4 VOLUMES ELEPHANT PORTFOLIOS . *** Professor Yazdani's "SUI GENERUS " a most stunning written and fantastically illustrated scholarly contribution to Buddhist iconography and painting found in Ajanta caves. authoritative and definitive. . *** THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CELEBRATED TITLE: . This set consists of 4 volumes of text, 4 volumes of loose portfolios with the color and black/white photogravures. . TEXT VOLUMES: Brown cloth, size is 32 x 26 cm., index + various b.w. plates, a key to the larger plates in the loose portfolios. . Vol. 1: Explanatory text by G. Yazdani [for all volumes], introduction by Laurence Binyon, British Museum, 55p., large color folding map laid inside, folds reinforced on the verso, 1930. . Vol. 2: Appendices & inscriptions, index, by John Allan, British Museum, many b.w. plates, 1933. . Vol. 3: Appendix & inscriptions by N.P. Chakravarti, with index. 1946 . Vol. 4: Appendices on the painted & incised inscriptions by N.P. Chakravarti & B. Ch. Chhabra, 130p., many b.w. plates, 1955. . *** THE PLATES IN THE LOOSE PORTFOLIOS: Each portfolio contains several large sheet, a plan, sketches of the caves or rooms, many with red-outline for clarity, . SUBJECTS FOUND IN THE ILLUSTRATIONS: This superb Buddhist art reference covers the paintings, icons, and sculptures, which depict various lives of the Buddha. Additionally addressing such subjects as Jataka, Yaksha & Yakshini, apsarasas, monkey god, arhats, Birth of the Buddha votaries making offerings, Bodhisattva, Maitreya, Mudras, Hariti & Pancika, Naga Kings & too many to list. . *** WHAT ARE THE AJANTA CAVES: . The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and rock cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive painting that present emotion through gesture, pose and form. . According to UNESCO, these are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art that influenced Indian art that followed. The caves were built in two phases, the first group starting around the 2nd century BC, while the second group of caves built around 400-650 AD according to older accounts, or all in a brief period of 460 to 480 according to Walter M. Spink. The site is a protected monument in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India, and since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. . The Ajanta Caves constitute ancient monasteries and worship halls of different Buddhist traditions carved into a 250 feet wall of rock. The caves also present paintings depicting the past lives and rebirths of the Buddha, pictorial tales from Aryasura's Jatakamala, as well as rock-cut sculptures of Buddhist deities in vogue between the 2nd century BCE and 5th century CE. . Textual records suggest that these caves served as a monsoon retreat for monks, as well as a resting site for merchants and pilgrims in ancient India. While vivid colours and mural wall painting were abundant in Indian history as evidenced by historical records, Caves 16, 17, 1 and 2 of Ajanta form the largest corpus of surviving ancient Indian wall-painting. . Panoramic view of Ajanta Caves from the nearby hill . Ajanta is famous for its ancient Buddhist paintings. The Ajanta Caves site are mentioned in the memoirs of several medieval era Chinese Buddhist travelers to India and by a Mughal era official of Akbar era in early 17th century. They were covered by jungle until accidentally "discovered" and brought to the Western attention in 1819 by a colonial British officer on a tiger hunting party. The Ajanta caves are located on the side of a rocky cliff that is on the north side of a U-shaped gorge on the small river Waghur, in the Deccan plateau. . The above extracted from Wikipedia, see below. . *** THE BINDINGS: Text: The work is uniformly bound in brown heavy buckram, with powder-blue marbled endpapers, titles stamped in gold or silver. Volumes 1,2,4 are top edge gilt. . Portfolios: Are bound in matching and uniform cloth, with three folding internal flaps to hold the loose large photogravures in place, then tied with two white ribbons. . *** CONDITION: General statement: the books, their cloth bindings are exceptionally clean, fresh, in the best of condition, wear is at the extreme minimum. . The Text & Photogravures: The text and photogravures are in the best of condition, each is clean, solid and without issue, there are no markings. . Bindings: The bindings are fresh, clean, solid & firm. There is no damage or major bumps. There is a tiny bit of very minimal, usual edge wear and not obvious. There are four very tiny spine labels indicating volume numbers on the portfolios, otherwise absolutely nothing else to discuss. There are a few in significant minimal minor scuffs, by and large this is an EXCELLENT set in collector's condition. . *** NOTE ON SHIPPING: This set is heavy, large and valuable, appropriate packing, shipping and insurance charges apply. At our discretion, these books will ship by Federal Express, signature required. Please inquire for details prior to ordering. . *** REFERENCES: Book Review: Kramrish, Stella [1919-1981] : REVIEW OF G. YAZDANI: AJANTA: The Colour and Monochrome Reproductions of the Ajanta Frescoes based on Photography, Part II, Journal of the Indian Society of Oriental Art 1, no.2 [December 1933]:150-51. [JISOA] . AJANATA CAVES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajanta_Caves . *** Color scans of this and most others are posted to our website. .

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        Muebles Modernos. Catalan Art Deco Trade Catalogue.

      Valencia, ‘Projectos Gimènez’, c1930. - Portfolio with 25 numbered coloured plates (29 x 40cm) each mounted on green card. Plates signed ‘Gimènez – dibujante, Valencia’ and ‘Tip.artistica, San Vicente, 181-Valencia’. Publisher’s maroon pictorial paper board portfolio; corners restored. Catalan Art Deco furniture design catalogue probably designed by Agustín Gimènez Ramos, a Valencian artist active until the 1950s. Projectos Gimènez were associated with J.M.Fabre, Rambla Cataluña 52, Barcelona, specialists in the Decorative Arts and Architecture, who exhibited at the Barcelona World Fair in 1929. Most plates marked with distributor’s oval stamp: ‘Raimundo Diaz, Muebles de Arte, Florida 20, Vitoria’. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Märchenmotive: 7 Original-Farblithographien. Hänsel und Gretel I und II Schneewittchen I und II Der kleine Däumling Rotkäppchen Tischlein deck dich. 28 x12 cm, rückseitig beschriftet. Eine Lithographie signiert. ca. 1930.

      7 Blatt auf Karton in Originalmappe. Schöne kräftige Farben, ein Blatt mit kleinen Knick an unterer Ecke. Sonst guter Zustand. Mappe mit Kordelbindung am Falz angerissen.

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        So ist Halle (That's Halle) [WITH] Die Schulstadt Halle (The School City Halle)

      Halle, Germany: Verkehrsamt der Stadt Halle, 1930. First edition. Softcover. vg+ to near fine. Quarto. 32pp. Original illustrated wraps with red, yellow and gray lettering, protected by modern mylar. Pamphlet produced by the Halle Tourist office to attract tourism for the city. Designed by the School for applied Art illustrated with halftone photographs by Hans Finsler, typography by Hass. Number 2 of a series of promotional publications featuring the history and sights of interest in the city.An introductory paragraph, printed in bold red lettering on the inside front cover, describes traveling as an art and emphasizes the attractions of this culturally versatile city. Illustrated almost exclusively with distinctive full-page halftones of city attractions covering the span of 1,000 years reaching as far back as the ruins of the castle of Giebichstein around the year 925, a prehistoric cult site dedicated to Wodan (Odin). Next to the four page historical overview by Erich Neuss each of photographs is accompanied by a a brief description on opposite pages indicating architects and artist with data regarding the time frame, scope and history of the respective sights, e.g. the church Unsere Lieben Frauen (Our Lovely Women), the Georg Friedrich Händel monument, the only monument of the Baroque composer in Germany, the St. Moritz church, the Halle Dom, the university lecture hall by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the fountain square in the Spa Wittekind, and other points of interest. Text in German. Wraps with very light rubbing and wear along edges. Wraps in overall very good, interior in near fine condition.[WITH](1932) Quarto. 34pp. unpaginated. Original white wraps with red and blue lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. Pamphlet produced by the tourist office promoting Halle as a school city. Number 4 of a series of promotional publications featuring the extensive educational structure of the city of Halle, designed by the School for Applied Arts in Halle reminiscent of typical Bauhaus design. The pamphlet is illustrated with striking b/w in-text photographs provided by the School for Applied Arts, including eight small photographs featuring activities of various departments of the school itself, very much in the Bauhaus style, and various other of the many schools of the city. It includes two full-page halftone reproductions of photographs of the city market place and the Friedrich University of Halle-Wittenberg.An introductory paragraph, printed in bold red lettering on the inside front cover, relates to the economic downturn of the time and appeals to the reader to turn to the ideals and the "cultural will inherited from our fathers" to overcome the difficulties. It points to a long tradition of schools and the university in Halle describing university, colleges, high school, middle schools, and secondary schools as well as private schools in separate entries. In-text photographs of various schools, products generated in applied art schools and a red and white graphic describing the Halle school system as a whole conveying an excellent overview of the school system in Halle. No credits for the outstanding photographs are listed. Both pamphlets printed at Karras & Koennecke, Halle. Text in German. Very light wear along edges of wraps and light rubbing. Two inch narrow abrasion on inside back cover just barely affecting the graphic design. Wraps in overall very good, interior in near fine condition.

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        Ielsi (Tibiozan) Un comune fondato dai bulgari – brevi cenni storici

      Oratino: Tipografia de ""La Squilla del Molise"", 1930. Spillata. DISCRETO. 12,5 17. USATO

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        Original Portrait Photograph of a Young Boy

      - Lovely silver print portrait photograph Signed by Beaton. An approximately 9" x 12" image on 13.75" x 22" mount. Boldly Signed by Beaton ("Beaton") in red on the mount. Fine condition. Undated but circa 1930. The subject was the scion of a newspaper family on the Philadelphia Main Line named Peter Strassburger. His estate, along with this photograph, was sold at auction nearly two decades ago. Much of Beaton's work consists of smaller prints, and much is often unsigned. A lovely image. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Maroc, Hutte Arabe

      1930 - Photographie,Vintage silver print. // Circa 1930 // Tirage argentique d'époque // Format (cm): 7x10

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