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Collection of interesting and important publications on and by Walter Benjamin

Benjamin, Walter / Rang, Florens Christian / Rosenzweig, Franz.

Collection of interesting and important publications on and by Walter Benjamin, one of the most influential philosophers and aesthetic influencers of the 20th century. While the collection already contains a number of important publications, literary criticism and even a signed and annotated working-copy of Franz Rosenzweig’s “Stern der Erlösung” by Benjamin’s friend Florens Christian Rang, the collection is a work in progress and we invite offers from collectors and dealers. You can see detailed photography and descriptions in our section “Libraries & Collections”. So far the collection includes: 1. A stunning set of “Die Literarische Welt”, with many first edition articles by Benjamin and his contemporaries. Two Volumes with 94 Issues in total (31 issues in duplicate / 31 Hefte doppelt). Berlin, Ernst Rowohlt, 1925 – 1927. This original set of the early and fragile periodical with an abundance of essays, articles and reviews by Benjamin, are some of the finest examples of Benjamin’s exciting and versatile voice, forward and opinionated reflections on film and literature etc. / 2. Fantastic Collection of eight [pristine] Volumes of Philosophical Writings and Biographical Works by and on Walter Benjamin [I.Walter Benjamin – Selected Writings. Volume I (1913-1926), Volume II (1927-1934), Volume III (1935-1938) and Volume IV (1938-1940) – Translated by Rodney Livingstone and others – Edited by Marcus Bullock and Michael W.Jennings, Howard Eiland and Gary Smith / V. The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin (1910-1940) – Edited and Annotated by Gershom Scholem and Theodor W.Adorno – Translated by Manfred R.Jacobson and Evelyn M. Jacobson / VI. Walter Benjamin – Early Writings (1910 – 1917) – Translated by Howard Eiland and Others / VII. Theodor W. Adorno & Walter Benjamin – The Complete Correspondence (1928 – 1940) / VIII. Walter Benjamin – The Arcades Project – Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin] / 3.[Benjamin, Walter] Baudelaire, Charles. Tableaux Parisiens. Deutsche Übertragung mit einem Vorwort über “Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers” von Walter Benjamin. / 4. Doderer, Klaus – Walter Benjamin und die Kinderliteratur. Aspekte der Kinderkulter in den zwanziger Jahren / 5. Berger, Willy R. – Walter Benjamin als Übersetzer Baudelaires [Aufsatz in: Teilnahme und Spiegelung. Festschrift für Horst Rüdiger] / Missac, Pierre. Walter Benjamin’s Passages. / 6. [Benjamin, Walter] Leinweber, J. Walter Benjamin – Sammlung J. Leinweber. [Mit einem Vorwort von Iring Fetscher]. Marburg, Antiquariat Dr. Jörg Leinweber, 1996. / 7. Walter Benjamin, Neuester Orbis Pictus oder Die Welt in Bildern für fromme Kinder. Aus der Sammlung von Walter Benjamin. Faksimiledruck im Inselverlag. / 8. [Rang, Florens Christian / Benjamin, Walter] Rosenzweig, Franz. Der Stern der Erlösung [Hand-Exemplar / Arbeitsexemplar des Walter Benjamin-Freundes “Florens Christian Rang”. Voll signiert von Rang auf dem Titelblatt. Besitzvermerk Rang’s in Tinte. Mit interessanten Text-Markierungen Rang’s in Buntstift und Bleistift, sowie zwei Annotationen zu Text-Verweisen im hinteren Einbanddeckel. Bedeutender Fund für die Florens Christian Rang-Forschung da Walter Benjamin beide, Franz Rosenzweig und Florens Christian Rang in einem Atemzug als bedeutende Kämpfer “gegen die Idolatrie des Geistes” nennt. Die Anstreichungen in Rosenzweig’s Werk bestätigen Benjamin’s Auffassung da Sie uns erlauben Rang’s Wandlung vom Nationalisten zum politisch moderat eingestellten Konservativen teilweise nachvollziehen zu koennen. Die Publikation Rosenzweigs fällt ausserdem in die kritische Phase von Rang’s Wandlung. Die “Deutsche Bauhütte”, Rang’s publizistisches Testament seiner Entfernung vom Nationalismus, erscheint nur drei Jahre später./ Association-copy with extremely interesting text-markings and some annotations to rear pastedown by Walter Benjamin’s friend, “Florens Christian Rang”/ Of utmost interest for the evaluation of Rang’s development from nationalist to empathetic centrist. Benjamin famously mentions both, Florens Christian Rang and Franz Rosenzweig as equally important influences for his Generation in “fighting the Idolatry of the Spirit/Mind”. This makes Rang’s personal copy of Rosenzweig’s masterpiece an enormously interesting find; possibly even a key to Rang’s ideological and religious transformation]. Erste Ausgabe. Frankfurt am Main, J.Kauffmann Verlag, 1921. / 9. [Benjamin, Walter] – Walter Benjamin’s Archive – Images – Texts – Signs. Translated by Esther Leslie. Edited by Ursula Marx – Gudrun Schwarz – Michael Schwarz – Erdmut Wizisla. / 10. Walter Benjamin – Angelus Novus. Mit 4 ganzseitigen Holzschnitten von Gisela Oberbeck. Signierte, limitierte Auflage von nur 90 Exemplaren. / 11. Hans Puttnies & Gary Smith – Benjaminiana. /

Berlin and others, 1923 – 1980. Octavo. Original Hardcover / Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.

EUR 14.500,-- 

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Fante, A wonderful collection of over 900 vintage paperbacks

Cover Art Design – Fante, John / MacDonald, John D. / Rice Burroughs, Edgar / and many others.

A wonderful collection of over 900 vintage paperbacks, fastidiously hand-picked from all parts of North America by an avid and knowledgeable collector. The collection is still intact and has not been ‘robbed’ of its outstanding and often signed publications. (Please ask for detailed list). / Lovingly curated, with a particular eye for unusual titles, this collection represents mid 20th century American pop art at its best. From hard-boiled detective stories to alien invasions, from femme fatales to teenage angst, from swashbuckling buccaneers to gritty westerns, these books were collected for two reasons; their excellent condition, and their lurid, ‘one of a kind’ cover art and outrageous tag lines. The collection also contains some very scarce copies of highly collectible books, including John D Macdonald’s first book, ‘The Brass Cupcake’ and John Fante’s first paperback edition of ‘Ask the Dust’. The great paperback publishing houses are all represented here; Signet, Popular Library, Pocketbook, Penguin, Pan, Lion, Fawcett Gold Medal, and so on. This is a unique opportunity to own a highly respectable collection of 20th century publishing history.

New York and others, Signet, Popular Library, Pocketbook, Penguin, Pan, Lion, Fawcett Gold Medal, and so on, 1945 – Small Octavo. 100000 pages and more. Original, illustrated softcover. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Price includes free courier shipment worldwide.

EUR 12.800,-- 

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Le Fanu, Collection of Works by and on J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan.

Collection of Works by and on J. Sheridan Le Fanu. The collection includes 16 titles in 23 Volumes: 1. The Eight-Volume-Set of Collected Supernatural & Weird Fiction of J.Sheridan Le Fanu (2010 – Edition) / 2. W.J. McCormack – Sheridan Le Fanu and Victorian Ireland (1980 – Edition) / 3. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – The Cock and Anchor – Edited by James F. Wurtz (2010 – Edition) / 4. Alfred Perceval Graves – The Poems [of] Joseh Sheridan Le Fanu (2008 Reprint of the 1896 – Edition) / 5. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – Guy Deverell (Unabridged Reprint of the 1866-Edition (Dover, New York, 1984) / 6. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – Haunted Lives (1998 – Edition) / 7. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – Willing to Die – A Novel (Facsimile of the 1876 – Edition) / 8. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Madam Crowl’s Ghost and other Tales of Mystery (Nonsuch Edition from 2006) / 9. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Wylder’s Hand (2009 Edition) / 10. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Purcell Papers (1975 Edition) / 11. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Tenants of Malory – A Novel (Reprinted from the Dublin Magazine) / 12. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – The Fortunes of Colonel Torlogh O’Brien – A Tale of Wars of King James (Facsimile of the Original Routledge-Edition) / 13. J. Sheridan Le Fanu – A Strange Adventure in the Life of Miss Laura Mildmay – A Tale from Chronicles of Golden Friars – With an introductory note by Herbert van Thal and a Frontispiece – Illustration by Felix Kelly – First published in 1871 in 3 Volumes in “Chronicles of Golden Friars”. First published as a separate Story in this edition here present: (London, Home and Van Thal, 1947) / 14. “A Stable for Nightmares” – J.Sheridan Le Fanu and Sir Charles Young [Includes: Dickon the Devil – A Debot of Honor – Devereux’s Dream – Catherine’s Quest – Haunted – Pichon & Sons, of the Croix Rousse – The Phantom Fourth – The Spirit’s Whisper – Doctor Feversham’s Story – The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts – What Was it ? (Echo – Edition, 2009) / 15. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – Two Weird Mysteries (″The Murdered Cousin” & “A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family”) – Modern Edition – Aegypan Press, c. 2006 / 16. J.Sheridan Le Fanu – The Purcell Papers (Volumes 1,2 & 3) – Echo Library – Edition, 2006 //

First Edition. London, Downey & Co., [1895]. 8°. More than 5000 pages. Original Hardcover and Softcover-Editions. Excellent, as new condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only the rare 1947-Edition of “A Strange Adventure”, with some stronger signs of wear.Including free Courier shipment worldwide.

EUR 1.800,-- 

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