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        [Large scale street plans of] Birmingham

      Berlin: [Department for War Maps and Surveying], 1941.. The complete set of nine German WW2 large scale, 1:10000 (about 6 inches to the mile), street plans of Birmingham and area, each 20 inches x 28 inches, 51 cms x 72 cms, folded as issued. The scale is sufficiently large to show individual buildings and houses with areas of strategic or military importance, or potential targets for ground or air attack, being identified and outlined. In near immaculate untouched condition, with the slightest trace of wear on some of the folds. Following the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Germans postponed their plans for Unternehmen Seelowe (Operation Sealion), the invasion of Britain by large-scale troop landings along the South Coast. However, whilst abandoning their immediate plans to invade, the German High Command continued to gather together detailed information to prepare the ground for any future invasion or occupation of Britain. These scarce street plans of Birmingham were issued in Berlin in 1941 as part of Militargeographische Einzelangaben uber England (effectively translating as Military/geographical Single Targets across England) by Abteilung fur Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen (Department for War Maps and Surveying), and were intended Nur fur den Dienstgebrauch (For official use only) by the Generalstab des Heeres (German General Staff). In short, these detailed street plans are confidential documents prepared at the height of the Second World War for the use of high ranking military planners, officers and their immediate staff within the top echelons of the German war machine in Berlin. Virtually irreplaceable, particularly in this fine condition and of immense local history interest to Birmingham. (Price includes postage UK)

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        Kindersprache, Aphasie und allgemeine Lautgesetze.

      Uppsala, 1941. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Minor loss to upper and lower capital (ab. 1,5 cm to top and 4mm to bottom), and a tear, no loss, to back hinge. All in all a very fine copy of this fragile publication. No markings or soiling. Uncut and internally very fresh and clean. Old owner's name to front wrapper. (2), 83 pp.. The very scarce first edition, off-print (Ur: Språvetenskapliga Sällskapets i Uppsala Förhandlingar 1940-1942.), of Jakobson's monumental work, Child Language, Aphasia and Phonological Universals, in which the seminal linguist and founder of the Prague School presents a revolutionary theory about the underlying uniform structure of the world's languages. Roman Osipovich Jakobson (1896 - 1982) was a famous Russian linguist and literary critic, who became one of the most influential linguists of the 20th century. He is probably most famous as the pioneer of structural analysis of language and as the co-founder of structuralism.Jakobson was born into a Russian Jewish family. He early on showed a great interest in the theory of language, and already as a student he became a leading figure of the Moscow Linguistic Circle. He was very much influenced by Husserl's phenomenology and the work of Saussure, and he developed a deep interest in the question of how language, the human speech, functions and is possible.Due to political troubles in Russia, in 1920 Jakobsen moved to Prague, where he was to become even more influential. Here, in 1926, he co-founded the Prague School of linguistic theory, together with the Copenhagen School the most influential school of linguistics of its time and of decades to come. It is here that Jakobson develops his seminal ideas of phonology as well as the term structuralism and the contents of it.When the Second World War broke out, Jakobson moved to Scandinavia, where he met the Copenhagen School of linguistics and its main figure, Louis Hjelmslev. It is during his time in Scandinavia that he writes (in German) and published (in Uppsala, Sweden) his influential Kindersprache.... Later he fled to America, where he met Claude Lévi-Strauss, Quine, Bloomfeld and many other important thinkers within the field of language theory.Jakobson's structuralist theories of language differentiate much from other parts of the structuralist movement in that he constantly bases them on knowledge from other sciences, from mathematics, philosophy, psychology etc.In the present work, Jakobson sets out to prove that child language and aphasia must be considered within comparative linguistics, because rules that govern these are the same as those that govern all human world languages. ''Die einzige Gelegenheit, die wir haben, die menschliche Sprache in statu nascendi zu beobachten bietet das Kind. So schrieb vor kurzem Karl Bühler, und man könnte dementsprechend fortsetzen: Die einzige Gelegenheit, die wir haben, die menschliche Sprache im Abbau zu beobachten, bieten die pathologischen Sprachstörungen zentraler Natur. Für den Linguisten, der sich mit dem Enfaltetsein des Sprachgebildes befasst, muss auch seine GEBURT und ABSTERBEN viel lehrreiches bieten. Diese drei Teilformen des sprachlichen Geschehens wurden trotzdem noch nicht einer systematischen vergleichenden Analyse unterzogen. (p. (1)-2). (''The only opportunity we have to observe the human language in statu nascendi is offered by the child. So Karl Bühler wrote not long ago, and one could continue in the same manner: The only opportunity we have to observe the human language in disintegration is offered by the pathological language disturbances of central nature. For the linguist, who is occupied with the turning out of the language formation, its BIRTH and DEATH must also contribute with something instructive. In spite of this, these three parts of the happening of language have not yet been subjected to a systematic comparative analysis. -Own translation). Jakobson now formulated specific hypotheses about the order in which children acquire their native language and about the nature of language dissolution, creating an entirely new approach to the study of the world's languages. By linking observations about language typology, language acquisition and language pathology, Jakobson here presents an original, revolutionizing theory about the structure of the sound inventories that underlie the world languages. This approach to the study of the structure of sound and language was clearly ahead of its time, and phonology still did not have the sufficient empirical evidence or the sufficient instruments to properly verify it. Thus, only much later has Jakobsen's theories on the rise and fall of language been fully appreciated

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        Four Letters from Maxwell Perkins to Sherwood Anderson's Widow

      First. One two-page Autograph Letter Signed and three Typed Letters Signed from legendary editor Max Perkins to Sherwood Anderson's widow, Eleanor Anderson, dated 1941-1946. Overall near fine with folds from being mailed, a small stain on the first page of the autograph letter, and a spot of glue remnant and a tear on the second page of one typed letter. The letters offer condolence and later discuss contracts, correspondence, and other material related to Sherwood Anderson. Further details available upon request. .

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        What Makes Sammy Run?

      Random House New York: Random House. (1941). First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, very good or better, price-clipped dustwrapper. The author's exceptionally scarce first book, the story of Sammy Glick, who leaves a trail of wrecked careers and lives as he struggles to reach the top in Hollywood. Curiously, one of the most influential novels ever written about the movie world, and one of the author's only books that hasn't (yet) been made into a film. .

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        Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1941. First. First edition. Near fine in an about very good, somewhat spine-faded dustwrapper with some internal tape removed, a couple of seamless professional mends, and a couple of small chips. Issued in a small edition, an extended essay on rural poverty with arresting images by Evans. Aside from its place in literary history, the Walker Evans images have made it something of an iconic volume for students of photography. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p.144; Roth, The Book of 101 Books, p. 108-109. .

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        Chronik des Hauses M. Pech. Dem Inhaber M. Pech Herrn Alfred Busch zum 60. Geburtstage am 17. Januar 1941 ¸berreicht von der Gefolgschaft [UNIQUE PRESENTATION COPY]

      Self published Berlin Self-published (1941)vg Folio. Unpaginated (103pp). Original hand-bound light brown leather with company logo surrounded by wreath's in bas relief on mounted silver-plate. Raised bands. Silver page-edges. Silk front- and rear free endpapers. Book rests in half-leather over decorative paper-covered boards clamshell box with ivory clasps and leather bands. Elaborate Festschrift of the German company M. Pech, presented to the company's president Alfred Busch on the occasion of his 60th birthday on January 17, 1941. The company was founded in 1882 by Maximilian Pech and manufactured First Aid supplies such as dressings, band-aids, etc. In the early 20th century the company expanded and started offering sanitary supplies as well. The Firmenschrift is illustrated with 51 mounted original b/w photographs of exteriors and interiors of the company's buildings, branches, production, workers, festivities, as well as a portrait of A. Busch. German, gothic script masterfully handwritten in black ink, describing the history of the business and describing major events relating to the company up until 1941. Includes a passage on the 1938 award "Anerkannte Berufserziehungsst?tte" which was presented to A. Busch by Dr. Robert Ley of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF). The National Socialist regime gave awards such as these to companies that were an example of how a productive 'Aryan' German business should be run and operated according to Nazi ideals. Interior photographs of management offices show Hitler photographs on the walls. Other passages tell of the removal of all Jewish managers and employees in May 1933. Decorative initials throughout. Original typewritten 11 1/2' x 16 1/2" telegram by the company's management and its workers, congratulating Alfred Busch, laid-in. Front cover of telegram with color reproduction of a drawing depicting a mountain scene, rear with color drawing of flowers. Minor foxing on telegram. Telegram dated 16/1/1941. Slight staining and age wear as well as closed tear on top-right corner on box, firmly holding. Foxing on inside-lining of box. Small stains on leather binding. Minor staining on endpapers. Some rippling to pages with photographs. Tight copy with clamshell box in good+. binding in very good, interior in near fine condition. Text and photographs on high-quality heavy card-stock. Unique stunning Festschrift, giving a rare insight into this National Socialist company of the early 1940s.

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