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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

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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Meister, Ausstellung - Gedichte von Ernst Meister [Originalausgabe

Meister, Ernst.

Ausstellung – Gedichte von Ernst Meister [Originalausgabe / wahrscheinlich das originale Korrekturexemplar des Autors oder Verlags].

Erste Ausgabe. Marburg, Verlag Marburger Flugblätter, 1932. Oktav. 64 Seiten. Original Softcover (cremefarbene Englisch-Broschur mit roter Betitelung). Der Buchblock minimal von der Broschur gelöst. Sonst in sehr gutem Zustand, mit Merkmalen eines Korrekturexemplars: Der obere Schnitt etwas uneben, einige Seiten mit handschriftlicher, zusätzlicher Numerierung (und auch Anmerkung) die eine andere Paginierungsfolge oder Reihenfolge der Gedichte suggeriert. Einige Textstellen mit handschriftlicher Änderung einzelner Buchstaben. Kurze Widmung auf dem Vorsatzblatt: “f. Ulla” (nicht verifizierbar ob von Meister). Das Gedicht “Der Gebückte” mit einer handschriftlichen Anmerkung die eine eventuelle, dreimalige Wiederholung des ersten Teiles (‘Er geht’) mit zwei Fragezeichen erwägt. Sehr seltene, erste Veröffentlichung von Ernst Meister. Der Fund dieser Ausgabe ist eine kleine Sensation da Ernst Meister die Auflage persönlich vernichtete nachdem der Verlag Ihm die Bücher zurückgesendet hatte. Seine Ehefrau Else Meister rettete, laut einigen Quellen, nur einige wenige Exemplare aus der Mülltonne. / Als Zugabe zu der Ausgabe liegt dem Band eine Sammlung von sehr seltenen “Mitteilung[en] für Freunde” bei. Ernst Meister hat diese “Im Handsatz als Manuskript gedruckt”. Beiliegen No.2 – 6 der Mitteilungen”. Mit dem Namenszug “Ernst Meister” und der Jahreszahl der Herausgabe auf der Titelbroschur.

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Collection of 18 publications by Charles Morgan, plus one signed and inscribed Biography on Charles Morgan by Henry Charles Duffin

Morgan, Charles.

Collection of 20 publications by Charles Morgan, plus one signed and inscribed Biography on Charles Morgan by Henry Charles Duffin. The collection includes: 1. Charles Morgan (Introduction) – “Life’s A Dream” by Pedro Calderon de la Barca / Music by Scarlatti – Great Play Booklet No.4 – (BBC,1928) [Morgan introduced these Plays during his time as Dramatic Critic for “The Times” / 2. Charles Morgan (Introduction) – “There are Crimes and Crimes” by August Strindberg – Great Play Booklet No.9 – (BBC,1929) / 3.Charles Morgan – My Name is Legion (Second Printing, 1932) / 4. Charles Morgan – Sparkenbroke (First Edition, 1936) / 5. Charles Morgan – The Voyage (First Edition, 1940) / 6. Charles Morgan – The Empty Room (First Edition, 1941) / 7. Charles Morgan – The Judge’s Story (First Edition, 1947) / 8. Charles Morgan – The River Line (First Edition, 1949) / 9. Charles Morgan – Liberties of the Mind (First Edition, 1951) / 10. Charles Morgan – A Breeze of Morning (First Edition, 1951) / 11. Charles Morgan – The Burning Glass – A Play – With a Preface on “Power over Nature” (First Edition, 1953) / 12. Charles Morgan – The Flashing Stream – A Play – With an Essay on Singleness of Mind and a Foreword (First Edition, 1953) / 13. Charles Morgan – Challenge to Venus (First Edition, 1957 – Former Library Copy) / 14. Selected Letters of Charles Morgan – Edited and with a Memoir by Eiluned Lewis (First Edition, 1967) / 15. Charles Morgan – Portrait in a Mirror (First Edition, 1929) / 16. Charles Morgan – Reflections in a Mirror – Second Series (First Edition, 1946) / 17. Charles Morgan – The Gunroom (First Edition, 1919) / 18. Charles Morgan – Epitaph on George Moore (First Edition, 1935) / 19. Henry Charles Duffin – The Novels and Plays of Charles Morgan (Signed & Inscribed First Edition, 1959) / 20. Charles Morgan – The House of MacMillan (1843-1943) – (First Edition, 1943).

London / New York, MacmIllan / Bowes & Bowes, 1919-1967. Octavo. More than 2000 pages. Illustrated occasionally with a photograph of Morgan. Original Hardcover – Volumes, often with the rare illustrated dustjackets. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The price includes an upgrade to worldwide free shipping of the collection per DHL Express Courier.

EUR 1.500,-- 

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TriQuarterly - Collection of twenty (20) issues of this important and rare magazine.

[Nabokov, Vladimir / Kolakowski, Leszek / Borges Jorge Luis / Chomsky, Noam / Yeats, W.B / Purdy, James / Beuys, Joseph / Christo / Levine, Les etc.

TriQuarterly – Collection of twenty (21) issues of this important and rare magazine. The Collection includes the rare Nabokov – special issue, the rare Kolakowski – special edition and many interesting essays, hidden within the contents of this periodical. Here is a list of all the issues: Volume Number 4 (Double Issue): W.B.Yeats Centenary with articles by Oatrick Kavanagh, Paraic Colum and Thomas Kinsella etc. / New French Writing: E.M.Cioran – A people of Solitaries: on the Jews / Michel Butor – A Monument of Nothing for Guillaume Apollinaire / Roland Barthes – Three Essays / Kenneth Rexroth etc. / Volume Number 5: Isaac Babel – Maria / Richard Brautigan – Two Stories / Yevgeny Yevtushenko – The Foreigner (Translated by Babette Deutsch) etc. Cover-Art by Leonard Baskin / Volume Number 10: Joyce Carol Oates – Sunday Dinner / C.G.Hanzlicek – Five for Charles Starkweather, murderer / Keith Abbott – The bruises, the flowers, the boil, the love etc. / Volume Number 12 [with articles by Stephen Spender & Nikos Stangos – C.P. Cavafy: The Town / Michael Hamburger – David Rokeah: Do not try / Mark Malkas – Arthur Rimbaud: My Boheme / Theodor Roethke – A nest of light (compiled from the notebooks of Theodor Roethke, 1948 – 1949, by David Wagner) / John Berryman – Four dream songs etc. etc.] Volume Number 15: Joyce Carol Oates – How i contemplated the world from the Detroit House of Correction and began my life over again / Ezra Pound – Historically Joyce (and cencorship) – translated by Forrest Read / Shinkichi Takahashi – Three poems / Carlos Fuentes – The Doll Queen / etc. / Volume Number 16: Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares: Three Chronicles of Bustos Domecq / Constantine P. Cavafy – King Claudius – Artificial Flowers / John Ashbery – The double dream of spring – Rural Objects / Burton L.Rudman – Photos etc. / Volume Number 17 – Special Issue for Vladimir Nabokov on his seventieth birthday: Nina Berberova – Nabokov in the Thirties / Julian Moynahan – Lolita and related Memories / etc. / Volume Number 18: Joseph Brodsky – Five Poems – Stanzas etc. / John Cage – Diary: how to improve the world etc. / Volume Number 19: Special Issue for Edward Dahlberg – Thomas Merton: Ceremony for Edward Dahlberg / Jack Kerouac – To Edwrad Dahlberg etc. etc. / Cover Art by R.B.Kitaj / Volume Number 20: J.M.G. LeClezio – The Great City of Literature / Maurice Merleau-Ponty – The prose of the World / Edward Said – Abecedarium culturae: structuralism / Charles Newman – On Cioran / William H. Gass – Why windiws are important to me / etc. / Volume Number 21: Anthology of Poetry – David Jones / Ted Hughes / John Montague / etc. / Volume Number 22: Special Issue Leszek Kolakowski Reader / Volume Number 23/24 (Special Double Issue bound in one Volume): “Literature in Revolution” – The Responsibility of Literature – Noam Chomsky: Language and Freedom / Truman Nelson: On creating revolutionary art and going out of print / Carlos Fuentes: The enemy: words / Harry Levin: Shakespeare and “The revolution of the times” / Krystyna Devert: Hermann Hesse – apostle of the apolitical “revolution” / Popular Culture: Hugh Fox – U.S.iconography and the Yipe media termites / Leo Marx: Susan Sontag’s “New Left” pastoral: notes on revolutionary pastoralism in America / etc. / Volume Number 25: Prose for Borges – Including a Borges – Anthology and an Appendix containing an interview with Norah Borges/ Including photos with captions by Borges / Volume Number 26: Charles Newman – The Uses and abuses of death: a little rumble through the remnants of literary culture / Alain Robbe-Grillet – The still abode of David Hamilton / etc. / Volume Number 29: Ongoing American Fiction II / Volume Number 30: A context for ongoing American Fiction / Volume Number 32: With articles on or about Joseph Beuys (with numerous photographs), Christo / Richard Serra and many others (this volume has a special cover with 5 loosely inserted photographs in a little pocket) / Volume Number 33: Ongoing American Ficton III – with work by James Purdy, Paul Bowles, Edward Said and others / Volume Number 35: (bound in two Volumes): 1.Minute Stories / 2. Selected Poetry // Editor: Charles Newman.

20 Volumes. Evanston (Illinois), Tri-Quarterly National Journal of Arts at Northwestern University, 1965-1976. Octavo. More than 3000 pages, often with photographs etc. Original, illustrated Softcover. Some Volumes a little dusty and with some staining, one volume with some creased pages. But overall very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

EUR 1.250,-- 

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