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        Moby Dick or The Whale (3 Volumes)

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Deluxe Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. 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. John Schulman writes in the ABAA blog The New Antiquarian that this edition "is the crowning achievement of the Lakeside Press and also one of the triumphs of Machine Age book design and illustration in America. [Rockwell] Kent’s affinity for the sea and knowledge of sea-faring gave his illustrations even more power and accuracy." It also helped to propel Moby Dick from semi-obscurity into its current fame as perhaps the quintessential American novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Dix Dessins de la Vie Juive. [The Life of the Jewess].

      "Le Triangle" Paris 1930 - First edition. Portfolio, 57 x 39 cm; original creme coloured boards with paste down on front board and ribbon ties. No. 41 out of an edition of 100. Boards soiled and rubbed, pencil inscription to upper left hand corner of front board, fraying to corners and board edges. 10 plates; some light tanning to outer margins of a few plates, lower left corner of one plate dog eared, with tissue guards heavily wrinkled, but plates overall clean and bright with minimal wear. A nice copy overall of a rare work. A rare suite of ten duo-tone prints in pink wash by Goldberg in his characteristically dark and sparse style. Abraham Goldberg (1906-1980) was a Jew of Polish extraction and holocaust survivor who has been called the Jewish Rembrandt. His themes included Jewish life, family and characters of the East-European Jewry, depicting the Jewish staitel, which was no longer in existence. He studied painting in the United States and in Paris, but mostly worked in Israel. Each plate tipped onto card stock and numbered in lower left hand corner and signed by the artist in the lower right hand corner. Copy number 41 of an edition of 100. Rare! No copies in OCLC of either this or the second edition of 1934, which was published in an edition of 500. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        AN OUTLINE HISTORY OF PAINTING in Europe to the End of the Nineteenth Century

      London: The Medici Society, 1930. Octavo. 274pp, 149 illustrations of which 24 are in colour, finely bound by Sangorski & Suttcliffe in 3/4 brown crushed morocco over marbled paper covered boars with matching endpapers, raised bands with compartments ruled in gilt, top edge gilt. A fine, bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB ]
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        Laszlo Feszt - "Il Miracolo Della Fonte" usw. - Serie von 6 Bildern mit Motiven zu Franz von Assisi, durchnummeriert

      Aquaforte / Aquatinte. Alle sechs Blätter signiert und satiert, auf Rückseite nochmals gestempelt "Laszlo Feszt .. ". Papier wunderschön mit Blindprägung, auch Papier mit Wasserzeichen "Feszt", zudem in der Blindprägung "Kolozsvar", der Geburts- und Wohnort des Künstlers. - Laszlo Feszt war ein rumänisch-ungarischer Grafiker (1930 - 2013). - I. Il Miracolo Della Fonte" - II. La Predica Agli Uccelli - III. La Scacciata Dei Diavoli Da Arezzo - IV. La Visione Dell Carro Di Fuoco - V. Le Stimate Di San Francesco - VI. La Morte Del Cavalier Di Celano -- Franziskus. Format der Blätter 35 x 30 cm. - Nur als Serie abzugeben. Guter Zustand, zwei Blätter minimal dunkler, aber wahrscheinlich anderer Farbton. Wirkt nicht gegilbt. --- Blätter stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., aus dem Familienbesitz. -- Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        Khudozhestvennoe Dvizhenie( Artistic Movement)

      1930. BURTSEVA, M., editor. Khudozhestvennoe Dvizhenie (Artistic Movement). 192 pp. Illustrated with 100 mostly photographic illustrations. 8vo., bound in illustrated wrappers in a new cloth folding box. Leningrad: Fizikultura i Sport, 1930. A very rare book on the promotion of artistic movement. No copies listed on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Schwere Arbeit: Pferdekopf. Öl auf Papier, links unten mit *G.G.K* signiert, verso auf Klebezettel mit 1930 datiert.

      Bildmaß ca. 24 x 16 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas montiert ( Rahmenmaß ca. 39 x 31 cm ). Das Blatt in typischer Weise von Kobbe monogramiert, verso mit handschriftlichem Vermerk Kobbes in Bleistift *Schwere Arbeit gem. v. George Kobbe *, oben ein alter Klebezettel mit kurzer Notiz zu Kobbe und Angabe 1930. Das Bild wie auch der Jugendstil-Holzrahmen von guter Erhaltung. ( Literatur: Vollmer Künstlerlexikon Band 3, Seite 73 ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        LICHTBILDER

      Paris / Leipzig: Verlag Henri Jonquières, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. Tan cloth with stamped title to front board and spine. No dust jacket. A very good copy. Spine moderately cocked, with a chip at upper end revealing binding; soil and toning to cloth; bookstore ticket to front pastedown and ownership stamp to FFEP. Features a fold-out list of photo captions on rear pastedown. Moderately toned throughout, but clean. 96pp. No. 81 from an edition of 1000 copies. An impressive document of the works of this pioneering documentary photographer, published just three years after his death, collecting his famed images of the exteriors and interiors of Old Paris. Introductory text (in German) by Camille Recht.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Die Weltbühne. Wochenschrift für Politik - Kunst - Wirtschaft. XXVI. Jahrgang 1930. Heft 1 – 52 in 4 Bänden. ( Originalausgabe - kein Nachdruck ).

      Verlag der Weltbühne, Berlin 1930 - Mit 975 Seiten und 1005 Seiten und einigen Anzeigen. Etwaige römisch nummerierte Seiten sind in dieser Ausgabe nicht miteingebunden. Jeweils in einheitlichen späteren Halbleinenbänden der Nachkriegszeit gebunden mit grünen Einbanddeckeln und Deckelschild ( dies jeweils zu der Nachkriegsausgabe mit dem Vermerk *neu herausgegeben von Maud v. Ossietzky und Hans Leonard * - defacto sind aber die Vorkriegsnummern enthalten ) sowie Rückenschildchen und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 21,5 x 14 cm ). Einbände jeweils gering berieben, Ecken teils gering bestoßen. Innen wiederholte alte Archivstempel auf Vorsatzpapieren und Innendeckel, wenige schwache Stempel im Text. Papier zeitbedingt gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten mit geringen Randläsionen, wenige Seiten zur Oberkante etwas beschädigt. - außerordentlich selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 2000 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Haveth Childers Everywhere - Fragment from Work in Progress

      Henry Babou and Jack Kahane, and The Fountain Press, Paris and New York., 1930. First edition. Wrappers. Quarto. Sixty-seven pages. Printed on pure linen hand-made Vidalon Royal, specially manufactured for this edition. Pages unopened.One of 500 numbered copies, out of a total edition of 685 copies, this copy out of series and unnumbered.Fine in original unprinted glassine dustwrapper with a chip at the head of spine and in the green and gilt slipcase which is a bit rubbed at the edges. Very bright.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Paul Robeson, Negro

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1930 - First edition. Corners worn, and the spine has been professionally and nearly seamlessly rebacked, a fair only copy, lacking the dustwrapper. A biography of Robeson by his wife. The Dedication Copy. The printed dedication reads "For Our Son." Their only child, Paul Robeson, Jr., was a mere two years old at the time of publication. This is Paul Robeson, Jr.'s copy with his bold ownership Signature on the front fly (obviously written at a later date). It also has the smaller ownership signature of Rev. Benjamin C. Robeson (Paul Robeson, Sr.'s brother). In addition, the subject of the book, Paul Robeson, Sr., has noted on the rear fly: "April 25, 1956. Have translated = The Soviet Biography - John. Soldier of Peace." An exact timeline of ownership is impossible to determine, but we suggest this was one of Paul Robeson, Sr.'s own copies, was then given to his brother, and was later inherited by the dedicatee, to whom his mother probably did not see fit to inscribe a copy while he was still in diapers. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Ouzhou hezuo sheye kaocha ji [A treatise on European Commercial Cooperation].

      1930 - First edition. 6 photographic plates in the front, the first of the author together with Prof. Charles Gide in Paris. Several illustrations and folding tables. 8vo. Original decorated cloth. Light browning throughout due to poor paper quality, but overall a very good presentation copy signed by the author to Charles E. Tomlinson. Together with a printed envelope of 'The China Co-Operators' Union' containing the name-cards of the author and Mr. Joseph P. Tsu 'Commissioner of the Investigation of the Co-operative Movement in Europe'. [vi], 4, 4, 9, 270pp. Shanghai, Zhongguo hezuo xueshe, Chen Zhongming (1904-1991) was born in Xiangtan (Hunan Province). He entered Fudan University in 1924 to study economics. In the late 20s he went to Paris to study the Cooperative Movement. He studied under Charles Gide (1847-1932) the chief expert and protagonist of the Movement and graduated in 1929. The present is Chen's first publication about the Cooperative Movement in Europe presenting the fruits of his studies to the Chinese public. The socialist aspects of the movement clearly fell on fertile ground and the present isa detailed analysis of the economic and practical aspects and their possible application in China. The photographic plates include an image of the first cooperative shop in Paris, called 'Commerce Veridique et Social' which was founded in 1835. Charles Ernest Tomlinson (1874-1949) was a major contributor to and supporter of the Cooperative movement in England and the author of 'The Making of Political Thought', published in Manchester in 1925. Rare. No copy in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Moby Dick or The Whale

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Good. Rockwell Kent. Quarto. Three volumes, with the original aluminum slipcase and original acetate dust jackets, with beige paper flaps; original black cloth with beveled edges, stamped in silver, spines printed in silver; top edges are stained black. A nearly fine set, UNOPENED and in the publisher's aluminum slipcase. Original acetate dust jackets, volume 1 jacket with flaps detached and spine lacking; volumes 2 and 3 dust jackets with some chipping. Limited to 1000 copies, many consider this edition to be one of the greatest illustrated books of the 20th Century.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Am Bosporus.

      - Farblinolschnitt, um 1930, auf chamoisfarbenem Japan-Bütten, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 20,7:40,7 cm, Blattgröße 33,5:44,4 cm. Studium der Germanistik und Prähistorie mit Abschluß Promotion. Durch die Arbeiten L. Michaleks (1859-1942) u. O. Laskes (1874-1951) Hinwendung zur Graphik. Ab 1913 Studium in Wien an der Graphischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt bei Michaleks. 1917 Umzug nach München, dort ein Semester an der Kunstgewerbeschule. Erste Holzschnitte ab 1917 und erste Ausstellungsbeteiligung 1918 im Wiener Künstlerhaus. 1918-1921 Lehrtätigkeit an der Schule für angewandte Kunst in München in der Graphikklasse. 1922 Hollandreise, 1924 England, Dalmatien, Italien und Schweden, wo sie ihren Ehemann Dr. Eugen Milch kennenlernte. 1926-1940 Dozentin an der Universität Wien. Mitglied des Künstlerhauses Wien seit 1935. Zahlreiche Reisen, u.a.1929 in den Fernen Osten, 1931 Paris, 1932 Prag. 1940-1950 in China, Hongkong, Shanghai sowie Japan, Peking und Tokyo. Von Japan aus nach Thailand, Kambodscha, Mexico und in die USA. 1957 Rückkehr nach Japan, wo sie bereits große Bekanntheit erlangt hatte. Schuf überwiegend figürliche Darstellungen, Landschaften und Stadtansichten. Die Künstlerin ist in mehreren prominenten Sammlungen vertreten, so im Stadtmuseum Wien, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, oder im Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Hamburg: Blick über den Michel auf den Hamburger Hafen. Ölgemälde auf Pappe.

      Bildmaß 56 x 93 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 73 x 107 cm ). Gezeigt wird der Blick über den Michel hinweg auf die Elbe und den Hamburger Hafen. Öl auf Pappe, unsigniert, undatiert ( ca. um 1930 ). Verso mit montierter Expertise. Hiernach ist das Ölgemälde ein Entwurf für ein großes Wandgemälde im Hamburger Hauptbahnhof das in den 1930er Jahren ausgeführt wurde, aber leider nicht erhalten ist. Das Gemälde von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen etwas bestoßen und berieben.( Literatur u.a.: Neue Rump, Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon Seite 178 - Erich Hartmann: Mitglied der Hamburger Sezession. ) ( Bitte beachten Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand hier nur Selbstabholung bei mir nach Absprache - Please notice: No shipment possible ) ( Lagerort WHS-Rel )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Moby Dick or The Whale

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1930. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Good. Rockwell Kent. Quarto. Three volumes, with the original aluminum slipcase and original acetate dust jackets, with beige paper flaps; original black cloth with beveled edges, stamped in silver, spines printed in silver; top edges are stained black. A nearly fine set, UNOPENED and in the publisher's aluminum slipcase. Original acetate dust jackets, volume 1 jacket with flaps detached and spine lacking; volumes 2 and 3 dust jackets with some chipping. Limited to 1000 copies, many consider this edition to be one of the greatest illustrated books of the 20th Century.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER SCIENCE

      New York: Publishers' Fiscal Corporation, 1930. Text paper browned, light edge wear with creases to front cover, spine complete, a very good copy. (20941). Octavo, cover painting by Wesso[lowski], pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. The first issue of this important science fiction pulp magazine. Stories by Victor Rousseau, Ray Cummings, Murray Leinster and others.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        ASTOUNDING STORIES 1930 MAR-V.1 #3-RAY CUMMINGS G

      Clayton 1930 - CLAYTON PUBLICATIONS. RAY CUMMINGS story. Classic pulp magazine. G condition, tape on spine, no back cover. Condition: G

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        The Shepheardes Calender - Conteyning Twelve Aeglogues Proportionable to the Twelve Monethes

      The Cresset Press, London., 1930. First thus. Quarto. pp xxiv, 135. One of 350 numbered copies, out of a total edition of 353 copies. Title-page and twelve headpieces, by John Nash, all coloured in the stencil process by the Curwen Press. Parchment-backed creamy silk boards. Top edge gilt. Printed on Barcham Green hand-made paper. The book's title is given in three different spellings, on the title-page, the half-title and the dustwrapper.Signed and dated by the artist in 1967 on colophon page. One corner just a little marked, otherwise fine in very good, slightly chipped and nicked dustwrapper rubbed at the edges and repaired on the reverse in several places.

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        ASTOUNDING STORIES 1930 MAY-V.1 #5-THE ATOM SMASHER G

      Clayton 1930 - CLAYTON PUBLICATIONS. THE ATOM SMASHER by VICTOR ROUSSEAU, MURRY LEINSTER, RAY CUMMINGS. Classic pulp magazine. G condition, tape on cover. Condition: G

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        Dance Night

      Farrar and Rinehart, New York 1930 - First edition. Portions of the jacket (text from the flaps) affixed to the front endpapers, binding modestly smudged and soiled, a near very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. The author's exceptionally uncommon fourth book, and considered the finest of her "Ohio" novels. Powell was a prolific and well-regarded author, but until a relatively recent and well-deserved revival, her work was mostly forgotten. For forty years she was a valued jewel of the New York literary world and if you read her books it's easy to see why. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Manuscript Fair Copy, Signed, of "Curfew Must Not Ring To-night," with Related Letter]

      San Diego, CA, 1930. Six pages, in ink, on rectos of six quarto lettersheets. Mailing folds, a few tiny nicks and light soiling; very good. The complete text, signed and dated at the conclusion, of Thorpe's famous narrative poem, the opening stanza of which reads: "England's sun was slowly setting o'er the hill-tops far away, [/] Filling all the land with beauty at the close of one sad day; [/] And its last rays kissed the forehead of a man and maiden fair, -- [/] He with steps so slow and weary; she with sunny floating hair [/] He with bowed head, sad and thoughtful; she [with] lips so cold and white, [/] Struggled to keep back the murmur, [/] 'Curfew must not ring tonight' ...." Accompanied by a typed letter, signed, from Thorpe, to Rev. Cornelius Greenway of Brooklyn, NY., one page, small quarto, 3357 Fourth St., San Diego, CA, 10 September 1930, with the original mailing envelopes for both. In her letter, Thorpe writes: "If the poem you desire an autograph copy of was a short one I would gladly comply ... In 1886 Edward W. Bok, editor ... sent me a request for an autograph copy of my famous curfew poem with an accompanying check of ten dollars ... I accordingly placed a price of five dollars a copy for this wearisome task which consumed so much of my time and strength necessarily needed for my literary work which was my only means of support. From that time I have received the above remuneration for this service (the only remuneration for the curfew poem, which, in the first place, I gave to the public) ...." Thorpe (1850 - 1939) wrote her most famous poem when she was a teenager, and she neglected to copyright the text. It was widely anthologized and translated, and became a favorite 19th century declamation piece. It was first printed in newspaper form in 1870, then for the first time was collected in book form in 1874, in Baker's THE READING CLUB AND HANDY SPEAKER, and then, in 1883, as a book bearing the poem's title. Wilson, THIRTEEN AUTHOR COLLECTIONS ... AND FIVE CENTURIES OF FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS, Volume I, p. 437.

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        THE TEMPLE SERVANT AND OTHER STORIES

      London, New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1930.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] 1-307 [308: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original sage green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Although printed in England, this is probably the American issue of this book. Collection of eighteen stories. "Short stories with an Egyptian setting, some of which are fantasy and weird, and some at least of which first appeared in magazines under the pen name of 'Abu Nadaar' ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 161. The title story was reprinted in POWERS OF DARKNESS (1934), one of Philip Allan's anthologies in the "Creeps" series. Bleiler (1978), p. 144. Reginald 10437. Free endpapers tanned, tape ghosts on endpapers, a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, small chip from bottom rear panel, some internal tape mends at edges, several with show through at three corners of rear panel, and clipped price. The jacket presents well overall. (#147588)

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        What Medicine Can Do For Law

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1930. Original maroon cloth backed boards, a very little faded, else well preserved, the edges untrimmed and largely uncut; with the half title Justice Cardozo's address before the New York Academy of Medicine, his first effort to discuss extra-judicially capital punishment and mental responsibility, inter alia, inscribed by him in full ("Benjamin N. Cardozo") on the first free endpaper

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        Kenya Mountain ... With an Introduction by Hilaire Belloc.

      London, Jonathan Cape, 1930. Large 8vo. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt, in original dust-wrapper; pp. xvi, 218, [2], with frontispiece in photogravure and 55 photogravure plates, 3 sketch maps, one folding map; light soiling to wrapper, else a near-fine copy; provenance: long presentation inscription by the author and photographer on front fly-leaf to Captain H. R. G. Kinahan, dated June, 1939. Reprinted 1930 (first published 1929), presentation copy. Dutton's beautifully illustrated book on Mount Kenya remains one of the foremost volumes on the mountain; this edition is corrected and contains a new map. - Raymond Hook, together with Humphrey Slade, mapped the mountain in the 1930s and stocked several mountain streams with trout. He was a farmer in Kenya who had good relations with the Mau Mau and explored the natural history of this equatorial region. He is also renowned for attempting to introduce cheetah racing into Britain. Provenance: Harold Richard George Kinahan was commander of HMS Orion at the beginning of WWII. - Loosely inserted a night rounds report from that ship for the 2nd of August, 1939. Neate D61; Perret 1467.

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        Joseph Alois Schumpeter. Dedication and autograph signature on the reprint of his abbreviated lecture "The Present Depression: A Tentative Diagnosis" on a meeting of the American Economic Association 1931

      eigenhändige Widmung an einen befreundeten Professor "Erich Welter Mit besten Grüßen Schumpeter" in Bleistift auf Sonderdruck eines von ihm 1930 auf einer Tagung der American Economic Association gehaltenen Vortrags, Supplement des American Economic Review, Volume XXI, No. 1, March 1931, senkrechte Knickspur, wasserfleckig und angestaubt, autograph signatures of Joseph A. Schumpeter, one of the most brilliant modern economists, are extremely rare

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        Fleurs et Masques: a Set of Six Pochoir plates.

      London Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald 1930 - A set of six stencil pochoir plates coloured by Jean Saudé, printed in Paris under the supervision of Severini, some heightened with gold, from an edition limited to 125 numbered copies. Framed and glazed, overall size: 45.7 x 55 cm. One of the most remarkable pochoir books. A superb depiction of Cubist still lives, harlequins musicians, and the masks and theatrics of the Commedia dell'Arte. "Despite abandoning cubism in his paintings in the early 1920s, Severini continued to use cubist elements in his decorative and graphic illustrations. The topics typical of Severini's 1920s neo-cubist style - the still life with musical instruments, fruit, masks, and family - became the index for Fleurs et Masques. The Fleurs et Masques pochoirs are whimsical (almost resembling playing cards) but at the same time sacred and profane. Throughout, Christian iconography is evident: the mother and child reminiscent of Mary and Jesus; 'Ichthus' fish and pigeons substituted for doves, perhaps, and grapes representative of an evangelical banquet. Gino Severini was an Italian painter, graphic artist, sculptor and writer born in Cortona on the 7th April 1883. In 1899 Severini attended evening classes at the Villa Medici, Rome, and on meeting Giacomo Balla and Umberto Boccioni in 1901, he began working as an artist. He moved to Paris in 1906, where he studied the Impressionists and encountered various well-known poets and philosophers. He signed the Manifesto of Futurist Painting in 1910, thus becoming a co-founder of Futurism. His work became Cubist after 1915 and focused on the harmony of geometric constructions. His favourite subjects were still lifes with musical instruments and scenes from the Commedia dell' Arte. Between 1924 and 1935 Severini was commissioned with numerous murals and mosaics and published theoretical texts and books on art. He was awarded the Grand Prize of the Biennale in Venice in 1950. He died in Paris on the 26th February 1966." (Charlotte Hodgson, Victor Batte-Lay Trust). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ON BEING ILL

      London: Hogarth Press, 1930. FIRST EDITION. No. 71 OF 250 COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. One of the most interesting of Woolf's non-fiction works, this short meditative essay argues that there is a value to illness. It makes us aware of our bodies (which we often ignore), refines the senses, sharpens observation, and forces us to contemplate mortality and immortality. Sprinkled with wit and poetic feeling, the work gives us intriguing insights into Woolf's attitude toward her own bouts with illness, physical and mental. The limitations page notes that Woolf set the type herself: it was her husband's hope, when the couple established the Hogarth Press in 1917, that printing would provide her with an avocation offering a respite from the intellectual strain of writing.. 208 x 135 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/8"). 4 p.l. (one blank), [9]-34 pp., [1] leaf. FIRST EDITION. No. 71 OF 250 COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Original vellum-backed cloth sides, gilt titling on spine, marbled end papers, original dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Vignette on final leaf. Kirkpatrick A14; Woolmer 245. Jacket with minor creasing and wear (but no loss) at top and just a hint of the same at bottom, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY with no additional signs of use. One of the most interesting of Woolf's non-fiction works, this short meditative essay argues that there is a value to illness. It makes us aware of our bodies (which we often ignore), refines the senses, sharpens observation, and forces us to contemplate mortality and immortality. Sprinkled with wit and poetic feeling, the work gives us intriguing insights into Woolf's attitude toward her own bouts with illness, physical and mental. The limitations page notes that Woolf set the type herself: it was her husband's hope, when the couple established the Hogarth Press in 1917, that printing would provide her with an avocation offering a respite from the intellectual strain of writing.

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        The Discoverie of Witchcraft

      Great Britain: John Rodker Publisher, 1930. Fine, Signed Half Leather binding [Charles L. Rulfs], with Thick Buckram Boards, in Stout, Marbled, Cloth Lined Slipcase. One of 1275, Hand numbered copies, "...printed by Messrs. R. Clay & Sons, Ltd., Bungay, Suffolk, on a Dutch paper specially made for this edition". Six Compartment Spine, with Raised Bands, Gilt and Blind Ruled, with Title, Author, Dated in Gold Gilt. Additional decorative Gold Gilt stamping designs to spine, and all corners. Top Edge Gilt (T.e.g.). Thick Marbled ends. The book appears Unread since rebind. Sewn binding extremely tight, and crisp. Just a touch of age, otherwise Fine. Provenance: Burton "Burt" S. Sperber, Magician, Mentalist, Performer, Creator, Author, Publisher, and Magicana Collector, with his small, oval gold embossed "Those who know don't tell, those who tell don't know", to rear pastedown. Bookbinders ticket, "Rulfs Custom Binding Ann Arbor, Michigan", to rear fly. Sperber, nephew of Maury Leaf (Hollywood Magician who became one of the first and most frequent performers at the Magic Castle), most likely commissioned this binding directly from fellow Magician Charles Leslie Rulfs, Chemistry Professor Emeritus, Researcher, Author, Collector, and Book Binder.. First Edition Limited/Hand Numbered. Leather/Buckram/T.E.G./Sewn. Fine/Fine Slipcase. Illus. by Various Woodcuts. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Oversized Safely, and Securely Packed.

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        Beau Brummell

      Rimington & Hooper, New York 1930 - Quarto. 9.5 x 12.75 in. 8 pp. #449/500 copies (550 total). Signed by Virginia Woolf on colophon. Near fine in original cloth backed boards with spotting to lower cover and very good slipcase, rubbed at edges with cracks at corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Sweden of Today

      A. B. Hasse W. Tullbergs Forlag,, Stockholm 1930 - A Survey of its Intellectual and Material Culture. Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. 4to. [290 x 214 x 36 mm]. 402 pp. Contemporary binding by Herzogg of Stockholm (signed in blind at the foot of the rear cover) of bright blue goatskin, the front cover with a stepped pattern of ten gilt fillets, with three crowns above and the title lettered below, the rear cover with ten gilt fillets running vertically down the centre. The spine divided into six panels with raised bands, lettered in the second, with three gilt crowns in the fourth and the first and sixth tooled with multiple gilt fillets and a criss-cross pallet, the turn-ins and matching inside joints tooled with six gilt fillets, marbled endleaves, gilt edges, front wrapper bound in. (Spine a little faded). In the original cloth slipcase (a little marked). This volume was presented to Sir William Alfred Waterlow, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, on a visit to Stockholm in September 1930.

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        Kinderzeit.

      Zürich, Rotapfel Verlag (1930). - 4°. 26 n.n. S. Mit 12 ganzseitigne Abbildungen nach Aquarellen von Ernst Kreidolf. Originalhalbleinwand mit farbiger Deckelillustration. Hess-Wachter A 12. - Erste Ausgabe. - Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Ernst Kreidolf für "Frau Dr. Hedwig Dietzi-Bion mit herzlichen Weihnachtsgrüssen 1930" auf dem Vorsatz. Hedwig Dietzi (1867-1940) war Lehrerin, Schriftstellerin und Landschaftsmalerin in Bern (s. HLS). - Kreidolfs Versuch mit der Sachlichkeit und der Anlehnung an den Modernismus wurde von seiner Leserschaft wenig geschätzt. Es dauerte mehr als 25 Jahre bis eine 2. Ausgabe des Buches gedruckt wurde. - Einband, Innendeckel und Vorsätze mässig stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Heroes & Kings

      Sylvan Press, London 1930 - Folio. Unpaginated. Finely printed on Barcham Green hand-made paper.Bound in coarsely woven red cloth blocked in gilt with a design by the illustrator on both the upper an lower boards. Top edge gilt. Contains twelve of William's poems followed by all seven of his Arthurian poetry: Tristam's Song to Iseult; Palomides' Song of Iseult; Lamoracke's Song to Blanchefleur; A Song of Palomides; Taliessin's Song of a Princess of Bysantion; The Song of the Riding of Galahad. One of 250 copies from a total edition of 300, signed by both Williams and Janes. This is copy No. 93. Light soil else a very good copy. Surprisingly scarce. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Queer People

      Vanguard Press, NY 1930 - Yellow cloth titled in green, dark topstain. First edition-no add'l printings listed. Signed "Carroll and Garrett Graham, June 19, 1930" to ffep (appears to be written by one of them only. ) Bookplate to ffep of PO Fritz Tidden, who was the publicist for Austrian-American director/actor/producer Erich von Stroheim. A few small stains to cloth, mildly cocked. Text body unmarked. Very rare signed first edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        The Rubàiyàt of Omar Khayyàm. The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with illustrations by Willy Pogany.

      London George G Harrap 1930 - Limited edition, number 719 of 750 copies and signed by artist on limitation page, 4to., 171, [2] pp., original dry point etching signed by artist, 12 colour plates tipped in, numerous black and white illustrations throughout, contemporary full crushed green morocco, gilt lettered and decorated, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, in fine condition, retaining its original cardboard box bearing label with limitation number, rubbed with age-discolouration but still amazingly strong; a remarkable exmpale of this very popluar edition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Labels A Mediterranean Journal

      First edition. Large 8vo., original blue cloth, t.e.g., decorated endpapers. London, Duckworth.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Järvenpää, 26. IV. 1930. - 8vo. 1¾ pp. on bifolium. An interesting letter to an acquaintance in which the composer describes his incidental music for 'The Tempest' "made to J. Pouden's [?] mis-en-scène". It appears to have gone through various phases in composition, as Sibelius observes that "in the suites, I have brought together many things from different sources and reworked them or omitted things". He lists the material for the suites in detail, giving the original places of each item in the play with specific act and scene numbers. - Sibelius composed "The Tempest" for a production of Shakespeare's play at Copenhagen in 1926. Robert Layton describes it as "[Sibelius's] last and greatest music in this genre. No other twentieth-century composer working in this field has surpassed his achievement" (Sibelius [London 1978], pp. 99 & 102). - Small damage to edges and traces of former mounting.

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        Secrets of Freemasonry].

      Maski doloy Brussels s 1930 - Octavo. 72 pp., incl. title. Publisher's printed wrappers; spine slightly chipped, some minor soiling. An anonymous translation into Russian of a German pamphlet published by Edgar Bissinger in the 1930s, which provides an "insight" into the secret masonic rituals and beliefs. In fact, the profusely illustrated text is highly anti-semitic. The tone is set already in the introduction that ends with an exhortation to salute Hitler. The Russian edition falls into the context of the anti-semitic attitudes that dominated the émigré community. They saw the original Bolshevik government, compiled of many Jewish revolutionaries, as a proof of the veracity of the forged Protocols of Zion. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fleurs et Masques.

      Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald London 1930 - First edition. Folio (47 x 33 cm), limited to 125 sets only, 16 stencil pochoir plates coloured by Jean Saudé, under the supervision of Severini, some heightened with gold, original printed boards, spine darkened, original slipcase (stained), an excellent copy. One of the most remarkable pochoir books. A superb depiction of Cubist still lives, harlequins musicians, and the masks and theatrics of the Commedia dell'Arte. "Despite abandoning cubism in his paintings in the early 1920s, Severini continued to use cubist elements in his decorative and graphic illustrations. The topics typical of Severini's 1920s neo-cubist style - the still life with musical instruments, fruit, masks, and family - became the index for Fleurs et Masques. The Fleurs et Masques pochoirs are whimsical (almost resembling playing cards) but at the same time sacred and profane. Throughout, Christian iconography is evident: the mother and child reminiscent of Mary and Jesus; 'Ichthus' fish and pigeons substituted for doves, perhaps, and grapes representative of an evangelical banquet. Gino Severini was an Italian painter, graphic artist, sculptor and writer born in Cortona on the 7th April 1883. In 1899 Severini attended evening classes at the Villa Medici, Rome, and on meeting Giacomo Balla and Umberto Boccioni in 1901, he began working as an artist. He moved to Paris in 1906, where he studied the Impressionists and encountered various well-known poets and philosophers. He signed the Manifesto of Futurist Painting in 1910, thus becoming a co-founder of Futurism. His work became Cubist after 1915 and focused on the harmony of geometric constructions. His favourite subjects were still lifes with musical instruments and scenes from the Commedia dell' Arte. Between 1924 and 1935 Severini was commissioned with numerous murals and mosaics and published theoretical texts and books on art. He was awarded the Grand Prize of the Biennale in Venice in 1950. He died in Paris on the 26th February 1966." (Charlotte Hodgson, Victor Batte-Lay Trust). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE UNHOLY THREE

      New York: A. L. Burt Company Publishers, [1930].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-282 [283-288: ads], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black. Photoplay edition. Photoplay edition with four stills from the 1930 Metro-Goldwyn Mayer film "The Unholy Three," directed by Jack Conway, starring Lon Chaney, which was based on this macabre mystery novel about three criminous circus misfits, also known as "The Terrible Three" and THE THREE FREAKS. This was Chaney's last film and only talking picture, a remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film in which Chaney also starred. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-166. Bleiler (1948), p. 236. Hubin (1994), p. 686. Touch of wear to spine ends and corners, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket (with photograph of Chaney and costars on front panel) with professional restoration to spine ends and corners, dust soiling to spine and rear panels. (#147536)

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