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         The Bridge

      New York: Horace Liveright, 1930. 1st American edition and 1st trade edition (a rawly edited, 275 copy, Paris limited edition preceded). The Bridge is a metaphor of American power, and was itself a bridge between past and present, a transition from 19th to 20th century poetry. Fine in a very good jacket, spine faded, tape removed, short tears strengthened, but integral and superior for it. Author to editor signed presentat- ion copy (in ink), a lofty association, inscribed to Tom Smith, editor in chief for Horace Liveright, the publisher of The Bridge, and it is Tom Smith's fingerprints that are all over this poem, perfected here by his precise editing, revising and correcting, and the nearly unfathomable Crane needed editing more than most. Ref: Connolly 100. Tom Smith was an enormity, a leading force in the American literary renaissance that changed literature and the relationship between it, and the American public, profoundly and forever. And it was the relationship between Horace Liveright and Tom Smith, that was the inspirational model for Ben Hecht and Charles Mac Arthur (yet another relationship), as they co-wrote and co-directed their 1935 film noir (if anything before 1941 is technically classified as noir), The Scoundrel, which won the Oscar for best screenplay. This is the best copy of The Bridge I've ever heard of. Fine / very good.

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         Gods' Man

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1930. Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, third printing. Signed by Lynd Ward on the half title page. Very Good. Lightly rubbed at edges, spine cloth mildly rubbed at top. Spine title label toned and lightly lifting at top corner. A lovely, signed copy of the first American wordless novel.

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         (Photo album): Extensive Family Photo Album of Travel, Fashion, and Nature in the 1920s-1930s

      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / New York / Ohio, 1930. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 10" x 7". String tied, black leather over stiff paper boards. Contains 1,020 black and white gelatin silver or sepia toned photographs measuring between 0.5" x 0.5" and 5" x 4" with some captions. Some edgewear else near fine album with fine photographs.An abundant collection of family photographs from 1918 through to 1930 collected by Rachel Elyada Wayne. The photographs are well composed even including some photographs with intentional double exposures and diamond cut outs. Wayne's family lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania occasionally traveling together on family vacations or adventuring with friends. The family often travels to various places in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, with captions such as, "Taken at Columbus, Ohio after eating our lunch, when a flat tire was being fixed and just before committing on our way to Cincinnati and Newport, NY July 1928". There are several pictures of Wayne and her family visiting the state capital in New York and on Coney Island, camping trips in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, and family reunions in Youngstown, Ohio. The traveling photos usually show the family's automobiles from the 1920s and pictures of their camping groups, Apollo Camp and Luchlurg Camp. They also visited different caves including Mammoth and Sand Cave in Kentucky. One family trip also shows a small plane crashed into the ground, smoke and flames caught by the camera. The photographs cover a wide span of the different family member's lives. There are pictures of babies and young children that later are shown as teenagers making funny faces, posing, or in one photo eating Cracker Jacks. There are a couple wedding photographs, pictures of family gatherings, posed outfit pictures, photos of people dancing, and one with an elderly couple pretending to battle with brooms. Small captions are written on photographs with the names of the children, "Che Che's Happy-go-lucky!" The album also mentions where some of the family members worked. A large group photo with Rachel Elyada Wayne and some of her family members is pictured with the caption "Pittsburgh Trust Co." as Rachel was a stenographer for the bank. There are also a couple photos of some of the young women in the Rickety Rackety Serenaders, a women's singing group and instrumental band. Included are several photographs of some of the young men in their military uniforms dated 1929.Some of the photographs are of animals and nature. A few of the photographs are of deer in the snow, the camping sites, and some of the boats in the rivers. There are also a couple pictures of a lightning storm, where the bolts of lightning can be seen in the photographs. An extensive collection of particularly aesthetically pleasing family photographs featuring nature, fashion, and travel during the 1920s through to the 1930s.

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         Les Fleurs du mal.

      - Paris. Dorbon-Ainé. 1930. 1 volume in-8, broché, à grandes marges, non coupé. [2] ff. ; 311 pp. ; [3] pp. 1 des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur japon, comprenant en frontispice un portrait de Charles Baudelaire, gravé à l'eau-forte par Rassenfosse. Est joint , sur une feuille volante sur japon, le même portrait en rouge. Les 2 portraits de Baudelaire sont contresignés par Rassenfosse. Livres [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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         The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

      London: George Allen & Unwin, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition. (Also first in English language.) Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First British edition, first printing. About Very Good condition. No jacket. Clean pages: no inscriptions or bookplates, etc. Spine lightly faded; cloth worn away a bit at tail. Foxing to fore edge and lightly to endpapers. Gilt strong. The true first in the English language of Weber's landmark work.

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         Photo album): Extensive Family Photo Album of Travel, Fashion, and Nature in the 1920s-1930s

      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / New York / Ohio 1930 - Oblong quarto measuring 10" x 7". String tied, black leather over stiff paper boards. Contains 1,020 black and white gelatin silver or sepia toned photographs measuring between 0.5" x 0.5" and 5" x 4" with some captions. Some edgewear else near fine album with fine photographs.An abundant collection of family photographs from 1918 through to 1930 collected by Rachel Elyada Wayne. The photographs are well composed even including some photographs with intentional double exposures and diamond cut outs. Wayne's family lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania occasionally traveling together on family vacations or adventuring with friends. The family often travels to various places in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, with captions such as, "Taken at Columbus, Ohio after eating our lunch, when a flat tire was being fixed and just before committing on our way to Cincinnati and Newport, NY July 1928". There are several pictures of Wayne and her family visiting the state capital in New York and on Coney Island, camping trips in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, and family reunions in Youngstown, Ohio. The traveling photos usually show the family's automobiles from the 1920s and pictures of their camping groups, Apollo Camp and Luchlurg Camp. They also visited different caves including Mammoth and Sand Cave in Kentucky. One family trip also shows a small plane crashed into the ground, smoke and flames caught by the camera. The photographs cover a wide span of the different family member's lives. There are pictures of babies and young children that later are shown as teenagers making funny faces, posing, or in one photo eating Cracker Jacks. There are a couple wedding photographs, pictures of family gatherings, posed outfit pictures, photos of people dancing, and one with an elderly couple pretending to battle with brooms. Small captions are written on photographs with the names of the children, "Che Che's Happy-go-lucky!" The album also mentions where some of the family members worked. A large group photo with Rachel Elyada Wayne and some of her family members is pictured with the caption "Pittsburgh Trust Co." as Rachel was a stenographer for the bank. There are also a couple photos of some of the young women in the Rickety Rackety Serenaders, a women's singing group and instrumental band. Included are several photographs of some of the young men in their military uniforms dated 1929.Some of the photographs are of animals and nature. A few of the photographs are of deer in the snow, the camping sites, and some of the boats in the rivers. There are also a couple pictures of a lightning storm, where the bolts of lightning can be seen in the photographs. An extensive collection of particularly aesthetically pleasing family photographs featuring nature, fashion, and travel during the 1920s through to the 1930s.

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         Contes de Boccace ornés de quarante-cinq eaux-fortes originales en couleurs et de cent dessins en noir par André Collot. Tomes I, II et III.

      A la Librairie Paul Cotinaud, Paris, 1930 - 255x200mm, 342 + 309 + 292pages, Reliure demi-basane bleue à grand coins. Plats papier marbré. Titre, auteur, tomaison et fleurons dorés au dos à faux-nerfs. Tranche supérieure dorée. Couvertures et dos conservés. Belle reliure. Exemplaire sur papier vélin de Rives, numéroté n.° 294 / 300. Très bel exemplaire, comme neuf.

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         The Maltese Falcon

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Cloth lightly soiled, toned at spine. Lean to binding. Vintage bookseller ticket to rear paste down. Unmarked pages, with sporadic foxing. A very sharp copy.

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         The Savoy Cocktail Book

      London: Constable & Company, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. Signed. First Edition, First Printing. First issue with number on title page and errata slip tipped in at page 25. Signed by Harry Craddock, inscribed "Here's How" and "Complements of the Savoy". Good, with paint speckles to front cover and spine cloth, scrape across title on front cover, cloth at front gutter has started to split and is frayed along the spine ends, foxing to edge of page block and lightly throughout. Scarce signed.

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         Visioni architettoniche con prefazione di Alberto Calza-Bini. Serie di progetti architettonici presentati al "Salon d'Automne 1928-29", elaborati tra il 1926 e il 1929.

      Biblioteca d'arte editrice 1929-, 1930. In-4° pp. 16 con 40 tav. f.t. alcune ripiegate, legatura in cartonato edit. con ill. al piatto; manca il dorso che era in cartoncino, fogli di guardia illustrati. A Parigi divenne amico di Le Corbusier e dove iniziò gli studi sulle strutture metalliche che culminarono con l'invenzione delle tensostrutture. Firma dell'autore all'interno.

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         Cagliostro and his Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry

      The Masonic Bibliophiles. Hardcover. New York, 1930. 4to, blue cloth spine over paper covered boards, 90 pp. One of 202 numbered copies. A lovely copy of this scarce Henry Ridgely Evans title, in excellent condition with fine contents and some foxing to paper at extremities of boards. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1930. First Edition.

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         The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

      The Cranach Press, Weimar 1930 - One of the most strikingly beautiful illustrated books of the twentieth century. This is No. 32 of a limited edition of 300 copies, and one of approximately 50 copies bound in full red morocco leather. Printed in red & black in a type designed by Edward Johnston after the Mainz Psalter of 1457. With a title-cut by Eric Gill and wood-engraved illustrations designed and cut by Edward Gordon Craig. Signed binding by Dorfner, bound in full red morocco with raised bands, Complete with supplement housed in rear pocket. Also present is a one-page promotional letter from Random House, signed by Bennett Cerf. The book is in very good plus condition. Spine is very slightly darkened, with a touch of rubbing to joints and tips. Housed in a custom-made slipcase and black leather clamshell box. Digital photographs available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Collected Works of Bernard Shaw, The

      New York: Wm. H. Wise & Company, 1930. The Best Edition of Shaw's Works Inscribed by Shaw to the Producer of Several of his Plays SHAW, [George] Bernard. The Collected Works of Bernard Shaw. New York: Wm. H. Wise & Company, 1930-32. Ayot St. Lawrence Edition. One of 1,790 numbered sets (this copy being No. 941). Inscribed in black ink on frontispiece portrait in first volume to film producer Gabriel Pascal "To Gabriel Pascal / G. Bernard Shaw" Thirty octavo volumes (9 1/8 x 6 inches; 232 x 153 mm.). Each volume with a coppertone photogravure frontispiece and volume one with an additional illustration after the preface. Publisher's quarter Irish linen over blue paper boards, spines with blue paper labels lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A few corners slightly bumped otherwise a near fine, partially uncut set. "The American "Ayot St. Lawrence Edition" was printed from plates made from stereos of the English collected edition, with re-set prelims and signatures deleted. Title-pages are decorated with an engraved vignette of Shaw's Corner, in Ayot St. Lawrence…" George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish dramatist, critic, and social reformer. "Political and economic socialism, a new religion of creative evolution, antivivisection, vegetarianism, and spelling reform were a few of his causes…[Shaw] began to write for the stage in 1885. With most of his early plays either banned by the censor or refused production, Shaw sought a reading audience with his first published collection, Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant (1898)…Shaw wrote his best plays prior to, during, and shortly after World War I. They include Man and Superman [1905], John Bull's Other Island (written [1904] at the request of William Butler Yeats for the Irish Literary Theatre), Major Barbara [1905], Fanny's First Play (1912), Androcles and the Lion (1912), Pygmalion [1913], Heartbreak House [written 1913, produced 1920], Back to Methuselah [1921], and Saint Joan [1923]. He received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1925…Shaw wrote many essays on socialism, politics, and economics and one longer work, The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism (1928)" (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia). Gabriel Pascal (1894-1954) was a Hungarian-born film producer and director whose best known films were made in the United Kingdom. A follower of Meher Baba, Pascal was the first film producer to successfully bring the plays of George Bernard Shaw to the screen. His most successful production was Pygmalion, for which Pascal received an Academy Award nomination as its producer. Later adaptations of Shaw plays included Major Barbara (1941) and Caesar and Cleopatra (1945). Ayot St Lawrence is a small village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, between Harpenden and Welwyn. There are several other Ayots in the area, including Ayot Green and Ayot St Peter. George Bernard Shaw lived in the village, at Shaw's Corner, from 1906 until his death in 1950; his ashes are scattered there. The house is open to the public as a National Trust property. Laurence A198b.

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         Typoskript \"Genie und Gesundheit\" (1930)

       1930. 6 Seiten Typoskript 6-seitiges Typoskript mit kleinen handschriftlichen Korrekturen im Text, eigenhändig bezeichnet und mit Quellenangabe zum Erstdruck versehen (Der Querschnitt 1930).- Format Din A5 auf Briefformat geknickt, Kanten gering bestossen.- Der Text ist in den Sämtlichen Werken Band III (Prosa 1) S. 253-258 abgedruckt /// signiert signatur signed signée autograph autogramm /// Standort Wimregal kxx Versand D: 19,99 EUR

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         The Adelphi Edition of the Works of Jane Austen. Comprising Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Lady Susan and The Watsons.

      London: Martin Secker, n.d. [1930-31].. [English Literature]. FINELY BOUND COMPLETE NOVELS, a later printing. Seven volumes bound as six, with volumes III and VII bound together. Octavo (18 x 13 x 20cm), pp.[2] xxiv; 429 [3]; pp.[2] iv; 412 [4]; pp.[2] iv; 266 [2]; pp.[2] iv; 536 [4]; pp.[2] iv; 545 [3]; pp.[2] iv; 282 [4]; pp.iv; 147 [3]. In recent navy half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to red labels and further gilt tooling to spines. Blue cloth boards, top edges flecked blue. Very good indeed. The Adelphi edition was first printed in 1923.

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         ZEKHTSN: A ZAMLUNG SIEM-KOMPOZITSYES: FUN ZEKHTSN TALMIDIM-GRADUIRER FUN DI ELEMENTARE SHOLEM-ALEYKHEM FOLK-SHULN, SHIKAGO [SIGNED BY FIFTEEN OF THE SIXTEEN YOUNG CONTRIBUTORS! ]

      Varshe: B. Kletskin(1930). First edition. Original paper wrappers in protective cardboard binding. 8vo. 49 pages. 24cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to "Sixteen: A Collection of End Compositions of Sixteen Graduate of the Shalom Aleichem Elementary School in Chicago. " Rare collection of writings from elementary-age boys and girls from secular-Yiddish Chicago schools but published in Warsaw. "Yiddish schools in America were always supplemental schools, meeting several times a week after public schools. This was a major difference between the Yiddish schools in Poland which were, if chosen by the parents, the primary day school of the child, and the Yiddish schools in America which never developed a single Yiddish day school. On the political spectrum of the Yiddish cultural world in the 1920s and 1930s, the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute and its schools, and the Yiddish camp, Camp Boiberik, were more to the right, with less emphasis on socialism and more stress on the humanistic values that can be learned from traditional Judaism and applied to the modern Jewish experience. Founded in 1918, the Institute lasted until the 1970s, and was a national movement which attained its greatest support in the 1930s" (UTexas, 2017) . SUBJECTS: School prose, Yiddish -- Illinois -- Chicago. Jews -- Education -- Illinois -- Chicago. Jews -- Education. School prose, Yiddish. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, NLI, ) . Pages browning. Some light soiling to front wrapper. Overall Very Good Condition. Rare and important(YID-27-39)

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         Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

      Faber & Faber Limited, 1930 - Very nice, bright copy in dust-wrapper which is a little chipped at the head of the spine panel (no loss of text) and one corner. Inscribed by the author on the front free end-paper "Inscribed for Eric Norris. Siegfried Sassoon. July. 1966" [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Poems (Two) 1925

      The Aquila Press, London 1930 - First Printing of the First Edition, Limited edition: 1 of 150 copies; publisher's copy; original orange and cream patterned boards, 4to, unpaginated, issued without dust jacket. Contains poems, "Simultaneous" and "In Provins." Crease to top, outer corner, slight tanning to spine, minimal wear, else book in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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         ORGIES DE JEUNESSE

      No Publisher, [France] 1930 - 4to. 66pp. Mimeographed typescript. The chapter titles correspond exactly to a work listed in Perceau [321], published by Edition Mystere in 1922. Text in French. Side-stapled mimeographed pages with pink cardstock wrappers. Remnants of marbled paper spine. Shelfwear, some staining to wraps and browning to pages. An unusual item in somewhat fragile but good condition

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         The Castle

      London: Martin Secker, 1930. First British Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Very Good with spine cloth sunned, corners bumped and a previous owner name to the front free end paper. A nice copy, lacking the dust jacket.

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         The Mysterious Mr. Quin.

      W. Collins, London., 1930. First edition. Octavo. 287 pages. Original black cloth lettered in red.Cloth a little rubbed at spine. Signs of erasure from front free endpaper. Prelims and edges spotted. Very good. No dustwrapper.

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         Das Liebermann-Buch.

      Berlin: Paul Franke, 1930.(). Mit 270 Bildern. Von diesem Werk wurden 25 Exemplare in Ganzleder handgebunden und vom Kuenstler signiert. Dieses Exemplar traegt die Nummer 9. Schuber.

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         Circus (Tsirk / The Circus)

      De Baanbreker Servire, Den Haag n.d. (ca. 1925/1930) - Text in dutch, 4to, soft cover, sewed not stapled, 8 pages, illustrated, very good copy. Copy was probably bound in before. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Náraz: ?tvrtletník akademického spolku ve Vídni [NARAZ: a quarterly journal of the student community in Vienna]. Vol. II, nos. 1, 2, 3/4; vol. III, nos. 1, 2, 3/4, vol. IV, nos. 1/2, 3, 4 and special issue; vol. V, nos. 1/2, 3, 4

      Vienna: Lidová knihtiskárna Ant. Machát a spol, 1930. Small quartos (ca. 25 × 19.5 cm each, last four issues 24 × 16 cm). Original decorative wrappers with an attractive understated typographic design that varies slightly through the years; ca. 24 pp. each. Advertisements. Very good condition throughout; occasional light wear to overlapping wrapper edges. Set of four complete yearly runs, as well as one special jubilee issue, of this undocumented Czech-language journal of the interwar Czech student community in Vienna, billed as the only independent Czech journal in Vienna. "Náraz" contains articles on the cultural and political interests of the Czech minority in Austria, reflections on student life and the life of the young generation in Vienna, as well as overviews of Czech modernist art and literature, and even occasional original poetry and prose. Some of the contributions also concern contemporary philosophy, such as the conflict between pragmatism and idealism. Of particular interest are the literary articles by Alexandr Hlin ný on Vitezslav Nezval's prose and on modernist Czech poetry. The authors of original poetry included in "Naraz" are Ji?í Janou?ek, Václav Hrubý, K. J. Kraus, Alois Hoffmann, Jan Ho?ký, Pavel Stránský, Miroslav Bidlas, and Maria Franzlová. The wrappers are illustrated with an appealing typographic design (unattributed) and each issue contains numerous advertisements of Czech businesses in Vienna, often set in appealing typography. Genuinely rare; not even held at the Czech National Library, KVK, OCLC only shows a single issue at Universitätsbibliothek Wien.

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         Moby Dick or The Whale

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press,, 1930. 3 volumes, large quarto. Original black cloth, bevelled boards, titles and vignettes to spines in silver, abstract design and volume numbers within simple frame to front boards in silver, top edges black, others uncut. With the original clear plastic dust jackets with paper flaps. Housed in the original aluminium slipcase. Wood-engravings throughout by Rockwell Kent. Illustrations faintly offset, mild adhesive staining to vol. 1 pastedowns from dust jackets; the dust jackets slightly yellowed on spines, and rubbed and cockled overall, with mild chipping to outer corners, a sliver of loss to the bottom edge of vol. 1 rear panel, old tape repair to the head of the front flap of vol. 2 (with concomitant trival marking to the board), vol. 3 jacket with a short split on spine and the front flap secured by tape; mottling to underside of slipcase. A superb set, extremely well-preserved owing to the unusual survival of the dust jackets and the slipcase. First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets, rare in this condition, unusually retaining both the dust jackets and the slipcase. This is one of the finest editions of Melville's masterpiece and one of the great American illustrated books of the 20th century. In 1926, Rockwell Kent (1882–1971), then just beginning to establish his fame as an artist, was approached by R. R. Donnelley and Sons to illustrate a new edition of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast. Kent demurred, suggesting Moby Dick instead. Kent was given complete freedom to design and illustrate the three-volume set. The resulting work has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest in a sublime but difficult novel.

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         Marguerite Kirmse's Dogs

      Derrydale Press, NY 1930 - 750cc. Signed lithograph "Hello There" frontis. Cloth darkened, small dampstain to top of front board, light wear to extremities, else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller, ABAA]
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         Twelve Sketches of Hong Kong & Vicinity

      1930 - Horizontal layout album with colour reproductions of watercolour paintings of Hong Kong by Lt. Col. H.G. Gandy. Twelve plates tipped onto olive card and bound in soft olive colour card wraps tied with string. The album has no publisher’s details nor publication date, but is from circa 1925-1930. Laid in is an original sheet listing the contents. 28cm x 21cm. Gift inscription in black ink on the bottom right corner of the front cover which is dated 1931. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Savoy Cocktail Book.

      London: Constable and Co., 1930. FIRST EDITION, with the date on the title page and before the publisher inserted the errata slip modifying the "Bacardi Special Cocktail" (p.25) to simply "Bacardi Cocktail". Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.288, contents fully illustrated and printed in colours. Publisher's metallic boards with art deco design printed in green, silver and black; black linen spine, titled in gilt, pictorial endpapers.Light and occasional spotting, usual discolour to foil covering (less so to upper cover), some wear to spine. A very good copy of a book that wears easily. "Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes and other Drinks." Still in print, this is a cultural icon and the foundation for all great modern bartending books.

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         Album of photographs from service in Waziristan, 1930-1.

      Waziristan: [but probably compiled at the] Staff College, Quetta, 1930-1 - Foolscap light card green folder (280 x 175 mm). Printed paper label, "Staff College Quetta. North West Frontier Tour. 1930" mounted to front panel. Folder slightly sunned, rubbed and marked, second leaf tipped in at a slight angle, a very small number of photographs lifting at edges, leaves faintly creased along fore edges, the images unaffected. Very good condition overall, with only a minimum of fading to the photographs. 12 black thick-paper leaves tipped in, with 94 original photographs (all approx. 82 x 56 mm, 4 of these combined to make 2 panoramas) and 19 professional silver gelatin prints (approx. 90 x 140 mm; signed and captioned in the images) mounted rectos and versos, with hand-written captions in white ink. Deceptively extensive photograph album of military service in Waziristan during the Afridi and Red Shirt rebellions, with almost 100 original photographs of views, cantonments, operations, and native and British troops, complemented by attractive prints (mostly views) by prolific North-West Frontier photographers B. R. Tundan, B. D. Arora and Sons, and Randolph Bezzant Holmes, all exhaustively captioned and arranged in what appears to be broad chronological sequence. The compiler seems to have approached Waziristan from the south (probably Multan), crossing the Indus at Dera Ismail Khan and passing through Manzai, Chagmalai and Splitoi before arriving at Wana, the British camp there and the various surrounding picquets documented in a series of photographs including native troops (Madras sappers and miners, a khasadar at Madijan) and one of the 10th Baluchistan Regiment (possibly his own unit); thence to Shagai Fort (with a photograph of two officers amusingly captioned "'Dreadnought' & another heavyweight, Major Meade 2/0 Rajputana Rifles") and Peshawar, depicted in a general view and two attractive street scenes including a "wayside shave". From Peshawar the unit seems to have travelled along the Khyber Pass to the Indo-Afghan frontier at Michni Kandao, documented in a series of photographs, with stops at Landi Kotal (the photograph depicting a unit of Gordon Highlanders) and Fort Salop. The next sequence of photographs is perhaps the most indicative of British operations in this period, depicting the construction of the "New Bridge" over the Bara River on the Khajuri Plain: "After the tribal uprising of 1919-1920, it was decided during the spring of 1922 to locate the main garrison of Waziristan at Razmak. The self-contained cantonment, capable of holding 10,000 men, was established in January 1923. New roads linking the garrisons and camps in the area were constructed to permit speedier troop movements" (National Army Museum, online). Original photographs depicting the subsequent journey, up to Razmak past Dhatta Khel, is accompanied by three Tundan photographs depicting the newly-laid Waziristan Circular Road. Another attractive Tundan print depicts the "Razmak Column in action", and an original photograph intriguingly depicts Brigadier Arthur Mills, commander of the Razmak Brigade, inaugurating the Razmak "golf course" on Christmas Day, 1930. The garrison is portrayed in a number of professional and original photographs, interspersed with a Tundan print of a "Wazir woman", Arora photographs of Jandola Bridge and "Representative types, South Waziristan Scouts, Jandola", original images of Merobi tribesmen, a column of Gurkhas near a "typical Wazir tower", and several original views of Takki Zam and Ahnai Tangi, followed by a closing sequence of street scenes back in Peshawar and views of the new Attock Bridge, redesigned by Sir Francis Callaghan in 1929.

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        Collected Poems.

      New York: Random House, 1930 - Octavo. Original buckram, gilt title label to spine, top edge gilt. Spine somewhat tanned, label scuffed, ends and corners a little rubbed, but a very good copy, sound and internally fresh. First collected edition, signed limited issue, number 925 of 1,000 copies signed by the author, additionally inscribed, "To Jerry Johnson from his old old friend Robert Frost" on the front free endpaper. Professor Lewis Jerome Johnson (1876-1952), known as "Jay", was a Massachusetts-born civil engineer who had coincided with Frost at Harvard. He later taught at Harvard and MIT, and designed the Harvard Stadium. This copy has some Frost ephemera laid in, including two photographs of Frost captioned as being "taken by J.A.J. about 1935" (Jerome Allen Johnson, his son). This edition, which constituted Frost's first collected edition, brings together poems from his early collections: A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, New Hampshire, and West-Running Brook. The signed limited edition is not uncommon, but personally inscribed copies are very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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