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        Castle Corner.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1938. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Edges and endpapers foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket that has sunned spine and edges, and a chip to head of spine. First edition, first impression of this novel. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BILLY-BOB TALES

      Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1938 - 1st 1938. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Small format. Pink cloth, blue titles. Full page b/w illustrations. 148 pages. Spine bumped and lightly browned at base. Small 'splash' mark to rear cover. Light page browning and foxing else contents clean. Contained in an original, extremely scarce dustwrapper which is slightly grubby/foxed, lightly faded to spine and has a very small tear to top edge of rear panel. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Lions and Shadows.

      London: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press,, 1938. An Education in the Twenties. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Extremities slightly rubbed, light offsetting to free endpapers, margins of text block slightly toned. An excellent copy in a jacket with toned spine panel, mildly nicked and creased extremities, a few minor chips to spine ends and corners, and a short closed tear to head of spine repaired with tape to verso. First edition, first impression, in the attractive dust jacket designed by Robert Medley.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Brighton Rock.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1938. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles gilt to spine. Spine slightly pulled at head, endleaves browned, foxing to prelims, light toning throughout. A very good copy. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US earlier the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TOPOLINO PAPERINO - ALMANACCO 1939. Direttore responsabile: Antonio Rubino.

      A.P.I. Anonima Periodici Italiani 1938 In - 8 gr. (mm. 260x171), mz. pelle mod., conserv. la bella copertina orig. a colori, pp. 80, in b.n. e a colori. Contiene: ?I grandi italiani: vita e avventure di Marco Polo e di Cristoforo Colombo - Calendario dell?anno solare 1939 - La compagnia dei Sette (tavole di W. Molino) - Pipetta bugiardo - Storielle e avventure di Topolino e compagni - I capolavori degli amici di Topolino - Previsioni del Sorcio Verde per l?anno 1939 - Campionato di pazienza per il 1939 - Ferro freddo e sangue caldo; La tigre di Quandahar; L?incantesimo della roccia grigia; Lotta sottomarini (racconti illustrati) - Topolinate, Paperinate (giuochi scientifici, passatempi, ecc.)?. ?Raro? almanacco anteguerra, completo dell?inserto a colori di Antonio Rubino (a doppia pagina f.t.), il ?Teatrino per Burattini con 2 scenari e 11 personaggi? per la ?commediola in tre atti per burattini? "il Castello degli Spaventi". Esemplare leggerm. rifilato; strappetto margin. alla pag. 3, segni di matita colorata alla cop. e alla pag. di Indice, altrimenti ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Il Tempo Che Fu]
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        The Death Of The Heart (Signed By The Author)

      The First UK Printing published by Gollancz in 1938.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Moderate pushing to the spine tips with some dulling of the gilt titling.Light toning to the text block.Tight copy with clean pages and free from erasures and inscriptions.The WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ condition.Mild edge wear in places with light loss at the spine ends.Small closed tears at the spine ends, and at the lower rear spine fold.Light toning of the spine but less than usually encountered.The book has been SIGNED by the Author to an official 'The Book Society' bookplate which has been pasted to the front endpaper as called for.One of the author's key titles and very scarce with such attributes.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Huge archive regarding the Dutch pre-war literary almanac In Aanbouw.

      Original correspondence, contributions, editorial notes, photographs and artwork. Approx. 500 A.L.S. and T.L.S. by 140 young Dutch and Flemish authors including Bertus Aafjes, Anna Blaman, Johan Daisne, Bert Decorte, Chr.J. van Geel, Jan d'Haese, Jac. van Hattum, Jacob Hiegentlich, Ed. Hoornik, Karel Jonckheere, Cor Klinkenbijl, Louis Th. Lehmann, A. Marja, Adriaan Morriën, F.C. Terborgh, M. Vasalis, Ab Visser and publishing houses Leopold and Manteau; 150 concepts of letters and submission reviews by K. Lekkerkerker; 40 original photographs and drawings; dozens of proofs, clippings and promotional material; letters and prints about the reprint that was issued to commemorate the 50th birthday of the book. 1938-1946 and 1989.* Fascinating archive of the nicely illustrated almanac that published work of no less than 51 promising young literary authors of 1939 from Holland and Belgium. Composed by K. Lekkerkerker, In Aanbouw (meaning Under Construction) is considered the most important pre-war anthology. The letters by the (mostly male) poets and writers concern their latest work, their bio- and bibliographies (so far) and their portraits. This archive not only consists of full correspondences, but also shows Lekkerkerker's editorial work, his consultations with his Dutch and Flemish publishers, and his efforts to hold In Aanbouw exhibitions in bookstores all over the Low Countries.Some authors, like Lehmann and d'Haese, overload Lekkerkerker with extensive letters, poems and stories. Others are more reserved: the illustrious bibliophile Emile van der Borch van Verwolde immediately refuses to cede a photograph, Belcampo considers himself too old to be included in the almanac, and the diplomat Reijnier Flaes does not wish to be associated with his pseudonym F.C. Terborgh. Much to Lekkerkerker's regret, M. Vasalis only sends a (charming) rejection letter. After the successful launch of In Aanbouw and its talents, some authors continue to correspond with Lekkerkerker about literature and more personal matters. The archive also contains poems and stories that were considered superfluous or unfit for publication: i.a. a satirical sonnet by Chris van Geel Jr. and a short story by Terborgh."U zult het [portret] echter niet krijgen, en ik hoop dat dit U teleurstelt! Ik houd het er voor dat een portret en een gedicht elkaar niet goed verdragen" (Van der Borch van Verwolde, 1-12-1938); "Mij is om verschillende redenen er zeer veel aan gelegen dat mijn pseudoniem (F.C. Terborgh) voor zoo veel mogelijk gerespecteerd wordt. Een portret moet ik derhalve weigeren. Een zeer beknopte en onvolledige biographie zou kunnen worden verstrekt. Een bibliographie van niets is moeilijk te geven" (Flaes, 6-1-1939); "Mijn schrijfdrift is belangrijk ouder dan mijn literaire loopbaan die beperkt is tot de publicatie van wat verzen in Helikon en van wat verzen en een korte novelle in Werk. Leopold en Gorter vonden mijn liefde voor poezie het eerst gereed. De Balzac en Dostojewsky leerden mij waardoor en waarom er geschreven moet worden" (Blaman, 29-7-1939); "Ik ben 1,77m lang, weeg 70 k.g., heb enige jaren gehockeyd en beoefen nu athletiek. Ik schrijf verzen sinds 1936, maar vind Bix Beiderbecke een grotere dode dan Rilke. Mijn werkwijze bestaat uit het imiteren van anderen, dat ik gepubliceerd word is geheel buiten mijn toedoen" (Lehmann, autobiography 1939).Important, multifaceted material from numerous beginners and budding authors - some with a shining future, some soon to be forgotten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Civilisations". Autograph manuscript.

      N. p., c. 1938/39. - 4to. 1 p. (24 lines). An important sociopolitical text (notes for "Terre des Hommes", presumably for an article), in which Saint-Exupéry examines different ways of perceiving civilization: "Ah! Hitler tu as fait une belle decouverte en verite quand tu as decouvert que la civilisation ce n'etait pas [.], quand tu as decouvert [.] que l'on avait pas à qui ca mature [.] et que nous etions le loup et le tigre. Le [.] [.] [.], nous le [.] depuis cent mille ans - Tu confonds la decouverte du persecuteur avec la decouverte du [.] et tu decouvriras demain que [.] de l'homme si les pouvoir ne [.] sa proie, mais, [.] [.] de la manger - Et tu diras, j'ai trouvé le vrai dens de l'honneur? [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Tarzan and the Forbidden City

      California: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., 1938. Copyright date 1938, 1st edition, 1st printing. Presentation Copy Signed by Edgar Rice Burroughs the Author on the inside Fly Leaf. Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. Blue pebble cloth over boards with red lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Top page edges are tinted, foredge pages are not cut. 1st page of the text [7] has a tear from bottom page edge up 3 inches in the middle of the page. Fly leaf page torn off lower right corner, around out line of a piece of tape lower right, post flyleaf, bent corner on the frontspiece lower left. Illustrated with 5 color and black and white illustration. Exterior boards, front board has a line across the lower front edge light soiling to the head and toe of the spine, 3 very small white spots on the back board. A crack in the back inside gutter. Light Browning and some foxing to the interior pages from age. Dust Jacket, is not price clipped ($2.00) back inside flap has been bent. Jacket has much loss along the top and the front of the front and back of the dust jacket. Dust jacket is now in a clear protective cover after many years of protecting the book. Text and illustrations are still bright and clean, binding is secure, a very rare and collectible signed edition by Edgar Rice Burroughs.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. good Plus/Fair. Illus. by John Coleman Burroughs. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible & Signed.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        Exhibition of 20th Century German Art, New Burlington Galleries W1, July 1938, London. Catalogue one Shilling. [8. Juli bis 30. Juli 1938, verlängert bis 27. August].

      Gale & Polden Ltd.,, London, 1938 - London, Gale & Polden Ltd., 1938, 18 x 11,2 cm (Katalog). 52 Seiten (ohne Abbildungen), mit 269 Katalognummern, von denen einige verkäuflich waren. Verzeichnet sind die Arbeiten von Ernst Barlach, Willi Baumeister, Max Beckmann, Heinrich Campendonk, Lovis Corinth, Wolf Demeter, Otto Dix, Viking Eggeling, Benno Elkan, Max Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, Otto Freundlich, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, Erich Heckel, Carl Hofer, Wassilij Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Georg Kolbe, Helmut Kolle, Kaethe Kollwitz, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Max Liebermann, August Macke, Franz Marc, Gerhard Marcks, Ewald Mataré, Ludwig Meidner, Otto Meyer-Amden, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Otto Mueller, Rolf Nesch, Max Pechstein, Christian Rohlfs, Oskar Schlemmer, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Werner Scholz, Kurt Schwitters, Max Slevogt, Friedel Vordemberge, Nell Walden, Gert Wollheim, Erna Auerbach, Martin Bloch, Georg Ehrlich, Hans Feibusch, Paul Hamann, Hein Heckroth, Tiza Hess, Walter Hoefner, Fritz J. Kormis, Paul Koenigsberger, Margarethe Marks, Max Sokol, Walter Trier, Fred Uhlmann, Erwin Graumann, Hans Hartung, Edgar Jene. Original-Klammerheftung mit dem farbigen Schutzumschlag. In der Schutzumschlag-Hülle liegt weiter das Pelican Special Heft 56 >Modern German ArtEntartete KunstModern German Art< von Peter Thoene bei [als Ergänzung zum Hauptkatalog; so wie ursprünglich zur Ausstellung herausgegeben]; 108 (4) Seiten, 51 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, illustrierte Original-Broschur mit Schutzumschlag, erschienen 1938 by Penguin Books Limited, Harmondsworth Middlesex, England. Original-Klammerheftung mit dem farbigen Schutzumschlag. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        Signed British India 5 Rupees "Short Snorter" Banknote

      1938. unbound. Churchill has placed his signature on the back of a British India 5 Rupees Banknote -- the classic 1938 design depicting George VI in profile, P-18a, 3 x 5 inches, multi-colored with the addition of a security watermark. In describing the correct definition of a Short Snorter nobody has summed it up better than Francis Cardinal Spellman: "A Short Snorter is one who has crossed the ocean in an airplane. The certificate of membership in this society consists of a signature(s) on a dollar bill or other paper currency which must be always in a Short Snorter's possession. Upon failure to produce it on demand - he is penalized by being obliged to treat everyone to a short 'snort' that is...a short snort of whiskey." Winston Churchill was very fond of the game and there are many documented recollections of him signing paper money and of entrapping some of his guests into buying several rounds of alcohol. William Manchester, in his acclaimed trilogy, "The Last Lion," describes a trip made by Churchill and General George Marshall: "All on board signed one another's short snorters, these were banknotes carried by those who had made a trans-Atlantic flight, signed by others who had done the same. Anyone who failed to produce his short snorter forfeited a dollar or bought a short snot of liquor. Churchill gamely signed his short snorters as the flying boat made its way North." Most short snorters are in terrible condition from constant handling. They were usually folded in half and placed in the pocket compartment of a wallet - as opposed to placing currency in a bill fold. Two recent Churchill short snorters sold at auction (different houses) were described as "with scotch tape over a portion of signature" and "heavy creases through signature which crosses the fold." These are probably the most common grades encountered. Our signed 5 Rupees banknote is in excellent condition. There are two tiny holes at the top left hand margin -- the handiwork of the individual who stapled the banknote into a scrapbook. The usual fold is present but it is extremely light and does not detract. The signature is sharply written and neat in appearance. The contrast is exceptional because Churchill knew that the best place to sign would be in the white Reserve Bank of India window. British Statesman and twice-elected Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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        An Oxford University Chest

      London: John Miles,, 1938. Comprising a Description of the Present State of the Town and University of Oxford. With an itinerary arranged alphabetically. Quarto. Original blue cloth-backed marbled boards, titles to spine and top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. 52 plates and illustrations to text in line and half-tone by L. Moholy-Nagy, Osbert Lancaster, The Rev. Edward Bradley and others. Spine rolled, internally clean. An excellent copy in the creased and rubbed jacket with some nicks to extremities and short closed tears to spine ends with light repairs to verso. First edition, first impression. Featuring more than 50 photographic plates by Moholy-Nagy, the bulk of which are of architectural features in his innovative style.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Companeros (two typed synopses of Bandini's unpublished work)

      Palos Verdes Estates, CA, 1938. First edition. Good. Two typed copies of Bandini's synopsis of his book Companeros. The first is complete at 68 pages long. The second is lacking the final two pages, running from 1 - 66. A typed cover letter from Bandini to Margaret Stevenson is included, although the letter is lacking the final third. Both copies Good only condition with the early and late leaves worn, frayed, toned and chipped. Each synopsis is stapled three times along the left edge, otherwise without covers or end papers. In the cover letter to Margaret, Bandini writes: "I enclose herewith Synopsis of Companeros -- two copies-- together with excerpts from the text of the story... I am having to send this to you unbound as I have no facilities down here for that purpose." There is a note written in the margin of the letter in red pencil "Mr. O'brien might be interested in this - Margaret." Companeros, which remains unpublished was a lengthy work by Bandini dealing with early California history as experienced by members of his family, primarily his grandfather, aunt and uncle. Margaret, who started out as a typist at RKO, met and became involved with Bandini, assisting him in various secretarial ways. Offered for sale for the first time, with a signed letter of provenance from Margaret Stevenson's grandson. Good.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Lovers of Teruel. A Drama in Four Acts in Prose and Verse. Translated from the Spanish by Henry Thomas

      The Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire 1938 - Five initial letters designed by Alfred J. Fairbank printed in red. 8vo. [250 x 173 x 17 mm]. [1]f, x, [ii], 112, [2] pp. Bound at the Gregynog Press Bindery (signed with an ink pallet inside the rear cover) in brick-red niger morocco, the covers blocked in blind to an all-over Morrish lattice design. The spine divided into four panels and lettered in gilt in the first, second and fourth, plain endleaves, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. (Spine a little faded). Harrop 38. No.85 of 175 copies, of which 20 were specials. Printed under the direction of James Wardrop. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        Mieux vivre n°11 : DORMIR

      Mieux vivre, 1938. Plaquette in / 12 couverture illustrée et agrafée, illustrations en noir : photographies de Brassaï, Nora Dumas, René Zuber, D. Bellon, Dr Wolff, Papillon, Sougez, 24 p. Couverture tachée ?Mieux vivre? souhaitait rassembler chaque mois les plus jolis documents photographiques parus sur un sujet : ici le sommeil spontanée (sieste) ou mis en scène. relié Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        Too Many Cooks

      - London: The Crime Club, (1938). 12mo. Book is lightly soiled, spine is sunned, and there is a closed tear on the front free endpaper. Inscibed by Rex Stout on recto of front free endpaper. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, SNEAB]
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        Das Deutsche Mädel Oktoberheft Jahrgang 1938 Ausgabe Hessen-Nassau Die Zeitschrift des Bundes Deutscher Mädel in der HJ

      Hannover, 1938.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Broschur im Format 22,7 x 30,5 cm) mit farbig illustriertem Deckeltitel. Hauptschriftleiterin: Hilde Munske, Jungmädelteil zusammengestellt von Lydia Schürer-Stolle (beide Reichsjugendführung / Berlin). 32 Seiten, mit vielen Fotoabbildungen und Zeichnungen sowie doppelseitigem Kleinanzeigenteil, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Der erste Parteitag des Großdeutschen Reiches - Nürnberg umjubelt den BDM -Großdeutschland - Stunde der Jugend - Bamberg 1938 - Das Spiel vom Birkenzweig - Wir haben noch Wind in den Haaren - Ein Brief an die Ostmarkmädel, von Melita Maschmann - Mädel, werdet Sportlehrerin! - Jungmädel im Hochsitz - Rotkäppchen, Reizker und andere Pilze -Schneewittchen - Die Kinder von Kirwang - Blick in die Welt - Streiflichter - Unsere Bücher. - - Erste Auflage, Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Chi sono, quanti sono, come si chiamano. Gli Ebrei in Italia. Tutti i cognomi delle famiglie ebraiche

      A.R.I.A. casa editrice, Roma 1938 - In 8, pp. 18. Br. ed. con lievissime mancanze ai piatti. Edizione originale di questo opuscolo di Schaerf che raccoglie in ordine alfabetico i nomi degli Ebrei italiani. Schaerf aveva pubblicato nel 1925 anche 'I cognomi degli Ebrei in Italia con un'appendice su le famiglie nobili ebree d'Italia'. Appare evidente la distorsione operata da questa edizione rispetto alla volonta' dell'autore - di origini ebraiche - di compiere uno studioÂmeramente scientifico di tipoÂonomastico-storico sui cognomi degli Ebrei. A fugare infatti ogni dubbio in tal sensoÂe'Âil testo che appare al contropiatto anteriore che recita: 'L'elenco che pubblichiamo fu compilato dall'ebreo Samuele Schaert [sic] sulla scorta dei dati esistenti presso il Keren Hajesod e puo' quindi considerarsi quasi come ufficiale. Esso servira' ad individuare i discendenti della nomade tribu' di Israele accampati nel sacro suolo d'Italia, ecc.'. Lo spirito del lavoro di Shaerf viene quindi stravolto, nel 1938, divenendo uno strumento di delazione per individuare - e quindi perseguitare - gli Ebrei italiani. La pubblicazione si inserisce d'altro canto nel solco di analoghi testi come quello di Carlo Barduzzi, Bibliografia ebraica e giudaica in lingua italiana con aggiunte dei cognomi portati dai Giudei residenti nel Regno, pubblicato sempre nel 1938, testo che - come ammetteva Dino Provenzal in una sua lettera - fu utilizzato dalle SS per compiere retate e persecuzioni. ITA

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        Les songes et les sorts EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier

      Paris: Grasset, 1938. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on Alfa paper, only 10 leading copies with pure lead. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers avec 10 pur fil. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La conspiration EDITION ORIGINALE SP pas de GP ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1938. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists, review copy. autograph dedication of the author signed autograph of Paul Nizan Marcelle Tinayre. Nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Nizan à Marcelle Tinayre. Agréable exemplaire.

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        The Sword in the Stone

      London: Collins,, 1938. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white. With the original pictorial dust jacket printed in black. Line-drawing chapter head and tailpieces. Faint foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with faintly toned spine, short closed tears to head of spine and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression, priced issue of the dust jacket. The first instalment of what was to become the Arthurian tetralogy entitled The Once and Future King (1958).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kamerad, weißt du noch? Erinnerungen aus der Geschichte des Wehrwolf 1923-1933. Als Manuskript gedruckt * O R I G I N A L A U S G A B E

      Berlin-Neuköllln, A.Ihring, 1938.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (schwarzer Festeinband im Format 15,4 x 21,5 cm) mit roter Deckelvignette 142 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur, und 24 Seiten mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und Druckvermerk: "Das Erinnerungsblatt wird zusammengestellt, unterschrieben und ausgeliefert durch die Kameraden Alfred Bochinski, Paul Dall' Asta und Fritz Kloppe, sämtlich in Berlin." - Aus dem Inhalt: Handschriftliche Zueignung an das ehem.Mitglied der Ortsgruppe Stuttgart-Bad Cannstadt Johann Albrecht Patzig, persönlich unterschrieben von Alfred Bochinski, Paul Dall' Asta und Fritz Kloppe am 30.5.1938 - Der Wehrwolf - Gedicht von Heinz Schauwecker - Wehrwolf 1923-933 - Gesetz über die Versorgung der Kämpfer für die nationale Erhebung - Abbildungsteil. - Aus dem Vorwort: "Der Wehrwolf, gegründet am 11.Januar 1923, dem Tage des Ruhreinbruchs der Franzosen, sah als politisch-soldatische nationalrevolutionäre Freiheitsbewegung in den Jahren 1923-1933 seine Aufgabe in der Sammlung junger deutscher Männer, Frontsoldaten und Frauen zu einem festen Kameradschaftsbund, der seine Mannschaft in bewusster Auslese für die das neue Reich bildenden und tragenden Gedanken vorbereitete und schulte. Er war kompromisslos gegen den Weimarer Staat und dessen liberal-kapitalistisches System tätig und suchte zusammen mit den dieses System berennenden Fronttruppen dazu beizutragen, die deutsche Revolution vorzubereiten und herbeizuführen". - Das Gedicht von H e i n z S c h a u w e c k e r lautet: "Kein glückhaft Schiff ist's , Männer, / bös vom Sturm zerzaust, / mit Elend grau verstrichen. / Der Segel Rot ist Bruderblut, / ist einer da, dem's graust? Der geh! / Er taugt nicht für die Fahrt. / Es nennt der Kapitän sich: W i l l ! / Sein Blick ist hart. / Der Steuermann heißt: N o t . / Die Maaten: T r e u und S t i l l ! / Als Ladung führt das graue Schiff / nur Opfer mit. / Und Jammer als Ballast. / Doch Männer, hoch vom Mast / die alte Flagge weht! / Die F r e i h e i t heißt das Ziel, / und D e u t s c h l a n d heißt das Schiff! / Wer, Männer, fährt noch mit?" - Die Fotoabbildungen tragen Bildunterschriften wie: "Vor dem Völkerschlachtdenkmal in Leipzig (1925) / Rhein- und Ruhrkämpfer nun im Wehrwolf (1923) / OG. des Werwolf 1923/24 / Die neue "Opfergruppe" bei ihren Kameraden / Die Bundesleitung beim Fürsten von Stolberg-Wernigerode 1924 / Wehrwolf-Fahnengruppe / Zur Geländeübung (1924) / Marsch in der Heide (Hamburg) - WW-Reitergruppe (Prosigk-Anhalt) / Die Fahnengruppe des Wehrwolf marschiert auf (Halle 1924) / Einmarsch der Gruppen zum Wehrsport / Wehrsportübungen / Der Jungwolf (Grafik) / Leipzig 1925 / Aufmarsch in Leipzig / Ein selbsterbautes Wehrwolfheim / Wehrwolf-Marinegruppe - Eine Wehrwolfgruppe der Ostpreußen / Angetreten zum Ausmarsch / Generalfeldmarschall Mackensen beim Wehrwolf Schwaben / Fahnenweihe 1923 / Aktive Gruppe / Treffen nach dem Geländespiel / Fanfarenmarsch vor den Tribünen in Potsdam / Der Bundesführer spricht im Stadion zu Potsdam / Vorbeimarsch in Potsdam / Ekkehard-Gruppe, aktive Mannschaft, Radfarbtrupp / Wehrwolf-Skigruppe / Ausmarsch zum schwarzen Landsonntag / Die schwarze Mütze - wie sie dann später die SS übernahm - wird eingeführt (1927) / Fanfarenmarsch der Wehrwolfkapelle Halle / Wehrwolfgruppen bei einem Wehrsporttag / Die Wehrwolfflagge weht auf hoher See! (Boot der Seeabteilung Stettin) / Auf dem Führerboot der Seeabteilung Stettin (jetzt Kraftbootsturm Stettin) wird bei der Übernahme in die SA die Hakenkreuzflagge gehißt" - Beiliegend Typoskript (2 Schreibmaschinenseiten) einer Ansprache "Kameraden und Bundesschwestern", hierin geht es um: Schlussappell des Wehrwolf mit Ehrensturm der SA / Ehrenvolle Aufnahme der Wehrwölfe in die Partei / Tendenzen in der SA von Röhm ausgehend, der SA eine Sonderstellung zu geben / Röhms berechtigte Beseitigung / Gegensatz Kamerad Kloppe zur SA / Geldbedarf gewisser Emigrantenkreise, ihre jüdischen Geldgeber / Denunziation des Wehrwolf bei SA und der Partei / Ansehen der ehem. Werwolfkameraden in Mitteldeutschland, usw. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung, wie neu

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        Forever Ulysses

      New York: Viking 1938 [actually December 1937] - PRIVATE PRE-PUBLICATION EDITION, number 6 of just 65 copies. Octavo, pp.315; [3], blank. Near fine in original linen-backed silk boards featuring rather striking gold orange and yellow vertical stripes, in accompanying gold card slip-case (rubbed). Translated by Patrick Leigh Fermor. This rare edition was issued 'to the officers and staff of the publishers, Christmas 1937'. The author's debut novel and Patrick Leigh Fermor's first significant literary contribution. An important item. The Works of Patrick Leigh Fermor featured in The Guardian's 'Greatest Travel Book' Selection [2011] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FÜHRER DURCH DEN BRÜHL UND DIE BERLINER PELZBRANCHE. JAHRGANG 1938. ADREßBUCH FÜR DEN RAUCHWAREN-HANDEL, DIE FELLVEREDELUNGS- UND PELZWAREN-INDUSTRIE, DAS KÜRSCHNER- UND MÜTZENMACHER-HANDWERK. [ADRESSBUCH]

      Leipzig: Kuhwald 1938 - 1st printing of the 1938 edition. October, 1938. Original illustrated wrappers, 12mo (small) , 191 pages, including many, many period ads. Published just one month prior to Kristallnacht, this is a Name and Address Directory of the world&#146;s leading Fur business district, the Brühl, and its counterpart in Berlin, both very heavily Jewish. Divided into 2 sections, one for the Brühl in Leipzig, and the other for Furriers in Berlin. In the 19th and early 20th Century, the "Brühl" had become synonymous with the Leipzig fur and Tobacco trade. It was the name of the large street where the trade was concentrated (also including Nikolai- and Reichs-strasse) . The Brühl reached it&#146;s highest density with 794 shops in 1928. Of these, about 58 percent were Jewish run and owned. In the period 1926-1930, the Brühl controlled about one third of the world market in furs. With the great depression, followed by the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, the fur trade went into decline. For political reasons the fascist leadership limited the import quotas for goods from the USSR, such as raw fur. And, of course, increasingly, Jewish merchants in the Brühl were discriminated against and expelled. Many fled to England or the United States, where they established new fur businesses. Following Kristallnacht, which came only 1 month after the publication of this guide in October 1938, it became impossible for Jewish furriers to function. Some of the most famous Jewish fur traders included: Julius (Judel) Ariowitsch (1855-1908) ; Chaim Eitingon (1857-1932) , known as "Fur King from Brühl", founder of the Ez Chaim Synagogue and the Jewish hospital; the Frankel family; the Harmerlin Family; John B. (John [Joel] Berend) Oppenheimer & Company; F. Weiss (1893-1982) ; and Theodor Wolf (1833) . OCLC lists only one holding worldwide (German National Library) . Light wear, occational pencil scribbles, overall Very Good Condition. Quite rare and important. (holo2-125-28) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH

      London: Collins, The Crime Club. 1938. First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to spine in dustwrapper. An attractive better than very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. There are a couple of light marks to the endpapers and light spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the superb original Robin Macartney illustrated dustwrapper which has tiny nicks to the spine tips and one small rectangular mark to each flap. The colour remains vivid and without fading and the publisher's first issue price of 7s 6d net is present to the front flap. A beautiful example of this scarce Hercule Poirot novel. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Valse-caprice pour le Piano. Autograph musical manuscript signed "Ant. Rubinstein." Undated, but ca. 1870

      Folio (352 x 265 mm.). Finely bound in full modern green morocco with facsimile of composer's autograph signature to upper and monogrammatic device of Werner-Eberhard Müller to lower, all within decorative gilt border, marbled endpapers. [1] (title, with signature "Ant. Rubinstein"), [2-4] pp. Notated in ink on 16-stave hand-ruled music paper with blindstamp of Lard-Esnault, Paris. With autograph dedication to title: "A Madame la Comtesse Louisa de Mercy & d'Argentau [!Louise de Mercy- Argenteau];" autograph caption to first page of music: "Valse=Caprice;" and tempo indication to upper left corner: "Vivace." Repeats not written out. Engraver's corrections and annotations in pencil to first page of music: "Verlag und Eigenthum v[on] Bartholf Senff Leipzig;" "16620" in blue pencil to title. From the collection of Werner-Eberhard Müller, Leipzig, with "Werner-Eberhard Müller Leipzig 1938" and "Seiner lieben Susanne zugeeignet von ihrem Vater Leipzig 1961" in pencil to verso of front endpaper. Slightly worn and soiled, particularly at upper edge of last leaf; creased at folds; small circular piece of lavender paper glued to title. . "A charming concert waltz with large and dangerous leaps and a memorable tune." Sitsky pp. 134-35 The annotations confirm that the present autograph of the complete work served as the engraver's manuscript for the first edition, published in 1870 by Bartholf Senff in Leipzig (PN 937). The faulty spelling of the dedicatee's name is faithfully preserved in that edition. The copy on IMSLP, uploaded by the Biblioteca Nacional de España, is not a first edition (despite the identical plate number), and has variant readings in the musical text. Rubinstein dedicated the work to Louise Comtesse de Mercy-Argenteau (Marie-Clotilde-Elisabeth Louise de Riquet, Comtesse de Mercy-Argenteau, 1837-1890) a Belgian aristocrat of considerable musical erudition; Mercy-Argenteau developed a keen interest in Russian music from about 1880 and became one of its most ardent champions in the West. She was particularly close to César Cui, on whom she wrote a monograph. Her relationship with Anton Rubinstein is unexplored; the present dedication, however, demonstrates that she knew Rubinstein well before her acquaintance with the Russian nationalist composers.

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        La conspiration

      Edition of wich no leading copies exists, review copy.autograph dedication of the author signed autograph of Paul Nizan Marcelle Tinayre.Nice copy. Gallimard Paris 1938 12x19cm broché

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        Les grands cimetières sous la lune

      First edition, one of 22 numbered copies on Japan, deluxe edition.Rare and beautiful specimen with all margins. Plon Paris 1938 13,5x22cm broché

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        Sherwin-Williams Opex Kem Automotive Finishes Descriptive Catalog No. 9

      AUTOMOBILES - COLOUR. Sherwin-Williams Opex Kem Automotive Finishes Descriptive Catalog No. 9. Four parts in one volume. 4to., bound in original binder of black quarter pebbled cloth over paper boards, company logo in gold on front. Cleveland: The Sherwin-Williams Co., [1938-41]. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of this scarce automotive colour sample book containing hundreds of swatches for colour options effective May 26, 1941. The introductory material gives a description of the products, followed by a comprehensive index and the car-specific colours.

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        The Salvation of Pisco Gabar

      London, Chatto and Windus, 1938., 1938. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's pale red cloth, very slightly darkened to extremities, a trfile dusty, very good indeed, titled in black to spine. In the original pink dustwrapper illustrated and titled in black, maroon and light blue. Darkened to the spine with patches of loss to spine ends, most notably the foot of the spine which has a half inch square missing from the corner. Nevertheless shows very well. SIGNED by Household to the front flyleaf. A collection of short stories from the author of Rogue Male. From the private collection of noted bibliophile and man about town Otto Penzler.

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        The Silver Princess In Oz [First State In First State Dj)

      Reilly And Lee, Chicago 1938 - 255 Pp. First Printing With 16-Page Gatherings (Stitching Visible Along Center Between Pages 56-57 Etc.), Binding A With Spine Illustration Of Mandy's Face, Yellow Cloth, Color Paste-On Illustration With Title Embellished With Shiny Silver Gilt, Illustrated Endpapers, B/W Illustrations, Spine With Publisher's Name In Semi-Script Type. First State Dj With Silver Embellishing To Titles On Spine And Front Panel, Titles Through The Silver Princess On Rear Flap. See Bienvenue P. 120. Near Fine Book, No Fading, Bright And Clean, Previous Owner's Information On Ownership Page, Very Slight Rubbing, Hinges Tight. In Very Good First State Dj With Wear And Short Tears At Edges,1 1/2" X 1/4" Chip At Lower Left Corner Of Front Panel, Minute Losses At Corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wee Gillis.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1938 - Quarto. Original buckram cloth boards, green leather title label to front board and spine, illustrated endpapers. In the original publisher's slipcase. A bright copy in the toned slipcase with mild splitting along edges with few having been repaired. Black and white illustrations throughout by Robert Lawson. Signed limited first edition, limited to 525 copies signed by both the author and illustrator. 1939 Cadecott Honor title. A delightful tale of a young Scottish boy, from the duo who collaborated on Ferdinand.

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        Mieux vivre n°11 : DORMIR

      1938. relié. Bon état. Mieux vivre, 1938. Plaquette in/12 couverture illustrée et agrafée, illustrations en noir : photographies de Brassaï, Nora Dumas, René Zuber, D. Bellon, Dr Wolff, Papillon, Sougez, 24 p. Couverture tachée ?"Mieux vivre?" souhaitait rassembler chaque mois les plus jolis documents photographiques parus sur un sujet : ici le sommeil spontanée (sieste) ou mis en scène.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Freud").

      "39 Elsworthy Road NW 3" (d. i. London), 24. VI. 1938.. 1½ SS. 4to.. An den namentlich nicht genannten Psychiater und Psychoanalytiker Hermann Nunberg und Gattin: "Meine Lieben | Die Ankündigung, daß wir Sie in diesem Sommer noch bei uns sehen werden, ist mit großer Befriedigung aufgenommen worden. Dabei bleibt es also. Uns geht es hier sehr gut, soviel besser als leider so vielen Anderen, für die man etwas thun möchte und selten etwas thun kann. Der Empfang in London war überaus freundlich, überraschenderweise nicht nur von Anhängern und alten bekannten gelehrten Gesellschaftern usw sondern auch von völlig Unbekannten, die ihre Freude ausdrücken wollten, daß wir in Sicherheit und in England sind. Wir wohnen in einem schönen Haus mit Garten und Aussicht in einen Park. Leider ist es nur eine provisorische Unterbringung, das endgiltige Heim muß unser Ernst erst finden [...]". - Mit gedr. Briefkopf; gering fleckig.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Kirchstetten, 28. VIII. 1938.. 2¾ SS. auf 3 Bll. 4to.. An den späteren Verlagslektor Hans Rössner: "Was da die Ausländer von uns als 'Barbaren' sagen - das stimmt schon. Aber die sehen nur das Offizielle. Dir wirklichen Kräfte zu sehn ist ihnen nicht beschieden. Und es gibt wirkliche Kräfte der deutschen Kunst, die es sich so schwer machen wie eh und je! Glaub nicht, daß ich einen Augenblick an der deutschen Kunst gezweifelt hätte! Wir Deutschen haben nur unendlich viel zu fressen, was uns die Vorangegangenen übriggelassen haben [...] Ich werde das, solange ich lebe, im Auge behalten. Ich werde mich bemühen, abseits von den 'Programmen' das zu tun, was ich für richtig halte. Ich werde in der Kunst nie etwas Gemeines tun. Ich werde im Gegenteil alles tun, um der Kunst wieder jenen Platz zu erobern, der ihr gebührt. Du, Herzenskamerad, weißt, daß die Kunst für mich Religion ist, und daß ich keine andere Religion kenne. Du bist ein studierter Mensch, und Du wirst das alles viel besser verstehen als ich, der alles nur aus seinem Gefühl hat. (Ich habe nie 'studiert'.) Allerdings bin ich in den antiken Sprachen und in den Vorstellungen der Antike mehr zuhause als viele Hochschulprofessoren. Dieses Wort des Stolzes soll aber keine Spitze beinhalten. Ich habe mehr als andere gelernt aus eben dem bekannten Minderwertigkeitsgefühl und wenn ich heute jeden Hochschulprofessor in bezug auf die Metrik und Rhythmik der Alten zu schlagen imstande bin, so nur deshalb, weil eine Liebe ohnegleichen sich durch 2 Jahrzehnte mit der Materie befaßte. Was Du mir vom Auslandsdeutschtum schreibst, ist packend. Du muß die Leute mit aller Leidenschaft zu den großen Dichtern hinführen. Blunck und Consorten gehören nicht dazu. Gib ihnen Claudius, Mörike, Hölderlin, Hardenberg; in unserer näheren Zeit Heym und Trakl; Rilke; (nicht so sehr George); gib ihnen in unserer nächsten Zeit Weinheber, (weil kein Dichter wie er so alles gesagt hat) [...]". - Bl. 1 rechts oben mit rotem Farbstift vom Adressaten markiert, Bl. 2 und 3 rechts oben korrekt vom Autor numeriert; geringfügige Altersspuren.

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        FAIRCHILDS-EVANSVILLE-E. KY. 1938-1941 [Cover Title] [Original Photo Album]

      Fairchilds, KY and Evansville, [IN], [ca. 1938-1941]. Hardcover. Near fine. Oblong folio album. Original (likely homemade) wooden covers with screw binding and brass hinges - measuring approximately 15.25" x 12". Containing 29 black paper leaves with 252 black and white, primarily snapshot photographs glue-mounted both recto and verso. Small title photograph to front cover torn, light handling wear to album exterior. A handful of images apparently perished. Otherwise about near fine throughout. A classic album of Americana with clear and sharp domestic, community, occupational and railroad themed images. Compiled by the Fairchilds family of Evansville, IN between 1938 and 1941, the patriarch appears to have worked in gas and oil exploration in and around the western Kentucky / southern Indiana / southern Illinois regions. Many named images of the men Fairchilds worked alongside as well as facilities located in Keensburg, IL, Centralia, IL, Cloverport, KY, and Edgar County, IL. A wonderful series includes approximately 20 interior and exterior views of a new family home located on Plaza Dr. in Evansville, and dozens of shots show downtown Evansville, its storefronts, signage, holiday festivities, and decorations. Several railroad photos and a handful from a trip to Washington, D.C. are also included. All images carefully framed with a strong aesthetic eye. Particularly striking are the many close-up portraits throughout rendered with an intimacy not typically seen in similar albums. An uncommonly well-composed and -constructed album of middle class life in the southern midwest at the tail-end of The Depression, just before the beginning of U.S. involvement in WWII.

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        L'homme qui regardait passer les trains EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Gallimard, 1938. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition, one of 30 ex Alfa paper numbered on the only major papiers.Deux small adhesive to the top of the half-title page, a tiny spot on the second flat, otherwise nice exemplaire.De any rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers. Deux petites traces d'adhésif en tête de la page de faux-titre, une infime tache sur le deuxième plat, sinon agréable exemplaire. De toute rareté.

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        Les grands cimetières sous la lune EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Plon, 1938. Fine. Plon, Paris 1938, 13,5x22cm, broché. - First edition, one of 22 numbered copies on Japan, deluxe edition. Rare and beautiful specimen with all margins. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 22 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Rare et bel exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        La paz de la guerra. Novela

      [San Sebastián] La Novela de «Vértice», Septiembre de 1938. 4to. mayor; 16 pp., con ilustraciones entre el texto de Teodoro Delgado. Cubiertas originales.

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        El Pais de las Pieles. Traducción de Carlos de Pineda

      Barcelona, Ramón Sopena Editor, s.a. (hacia 1938). 4to. mayor; 252 pp., 1 h. Impresión a doble columna. Cubiertas originales de Palao.

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        Prelude for War

      London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1938, 1938. Crime adventure. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth titled in black to spine and front board, sunning to spine, light fading and edgewear to extremities, strong and bright. In a crisp, strong example of the Thompson dustwrapper, wear to extremities, light marginal creasinga and chipping, closed tear to upper margin of the front panel, creasing to head of spine, trinagle of loss to upper corner of the rear panel, nevertheless a most handsome example of a scarce bit of sainthood. Shows very well, blue endpapers, internally bright and clean. A Saint novel.

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP, Herausgeber: Der Reichsorganisationsleiter der NSDAP,

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf., 1938.. 5. Auflage, 201. - 225. Tausend, mit 77 überwiegend farbigen Tafeln mit sehr zahlreichen Abbldungen, XXXI, 592 Seiten, 8°, rotes OLn,. SELTENE UND GESUCHTE SPÄTE AUSGABE IN EINEM SCHÖNEN, SAUBEREN UND FESTEN EXEMPLAR. Dieser sehr gesuchte und seltene Titel stellt das unentbehrliches Standardwerk für alle historisch Interessierte dar, die sich im Detail mit dem Aufbau und der Organisation der NSDAP beschäftigen wollen, und stellt alle Einzelheiten bis hin in die kleinsten formale Details von Uniformen zusammen. Dieses Werk legte sämtliche Standards der Partei in organisatorischer, personeller wie sachlicher Hinsicht fest

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        [Op. 81]. Friedenstag Oper in einem Aufzug von Joseph Gregor... Op. 81. Orchester-Partitur... Meinen Freunden Viorica Ursuleac und Clemens Krauss gewidmet. [Full score]

      Berlin W.: Adolph Fürstner (Inhaber Johannes Oertel) [PN A. 8360 F.]. 1938. Large folio. Original black cloth-backed publisher's gray printed boards. [i] (title), [ii] (statement of rights of performance, limitation statement), [iii] (cast list and list of orchestral instruments), [iv] (blank), [5]-266 pp. Title in facsimile of copyist's manuscript; music transferred from engraved plates. Printer's note to lower left corner of p. 266: "Stich u. Druck v. Oscar Brandstetter, Leipzig-Berlin." Text in German. Printed note to verso of title, completed in black ink: "Dieses Exemplar der Partitur Nr. [23] ist nur [zur leihweisen Benutzung] bestimmt. [Berlin, den 22. ?October 1938] [Handstamp:] als bevollmächtigter Vertreter des Herrn Dr. Richard Strauß [Adolph Fürstner]." Binding worn, rubbbed and bumped; upper stained; spine reinforced; endpapers creased. Minor stain to outer edge of title and following two leaves; stain to upper left corner of final leaf. . First Edition. Rare. No. 23 of an unspecified number of copies printed. Trenner 271. Mueller von Asow p. 949. Not in Hirsch or Sonneck. Worldcat locates only three copies in the United States and three copies in European libraries. In 1935 Otto Fürstner (1886-1958), the son of the company's founder, emigrated to England and sold the German share of his company to his long-term deputy, Johannes Oertel (1879-1961) while continuing his old business from London. Oertel continued to use the name of Fürstner; however, due to the change in ownership, many reference works and library catalogues list Oertel as the publisher, without reference to Fürstner. This pacifist work, the first of Gregor's libretti for Strauss, was first performed at the Bayerischen Staatsoper in Munich on July 24, 1938 under Clemens Krauss. Viorica Ursuleac (Krauss's wife) created the role of Maria. Gregor ranks next to Hofmannsthal in libretto output for Strauss. "Although [he] left important monographs on the history of ViennaÂ’s theatres, on Richard StraussÂ’s operas and on the broad cultural history of theatre and of opera, he is probably best known as the librettist of Richard StraussÂ’s Friedenstag (1938), Daphne (1938) and Die Liebe der Danae (1944). The collaboration began in 1935, after the anti-semitic climate in Nazi Germany had compelled StraussÂ’s librettist Stefan Zweig to break off his fruitful partnership with the composer." Erik Levi in Grove Music Online.

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