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Der Triumph des Willens: Kampf und Aufstieg Adolf Hitlers und seiner Bewegung

Schirach, Baldur (Introduction) Quarto. 8pp. text, 56pp. photographs. Original photomontage on cover with brown lettering. Flattering introduction by von Schirach, depicting Hitler as a self-made-man, a term von Schirach actually identifies as the perfect description of the person Adolf Hitler. Describing the "mythos" Hitler in a brief outline from his birth in Braunau in 1889 to his ascent to become Reichskanzler and the "Führer." The booklet is profusely illustrated with sepia-toned reproductions of photographs, including Hitler portraits and documents of the various key events of Hitler's life, beginning with photographs of the first office, 1920, and the first convention of the N.S.D.A.P. in Münhen in 1922. The photographs depict various exercises and parades of early Hitler followers, Hitler's helpers Göring, Lieutenant Brückner, Hitler's time in prison, photographs documenting the development of the National Socialist Movement, the Nuremberg Party Convention in 1929, the Brown House (Braunhaus) in Munich, the Braunschweig Convention in 1931, mass rallies in Chemnitz, Weimar, Potzdam and other cities in 1932, a photo showing horse breeders in Eastern Prussia, winter sports as favorites among SA members, and his ascent to become Chancellor in 1933, including photos of his staff, his inauguration as Reichskanzler, and closing with the first photograph taken of Hitler as a Reichskanzler. Photographs provided by Heinrich Hoffmann. Text in German. Wraps with light wear along edges, detached from block with front and back cover separated. Block somewhat browned. Wraps in overall fair to good condition, interior in good+.
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The Theory of the Earth: Containing an Account of the Original of the Earth, and of All the General Changes which it hath already undergone, or is to undergo, Till the Consummation of all Things. The Two First Books Concerning The Deluge, and Concerning Paradise [WITH] The Theory of the Earth: Containing an Account of the Original of the Earth, and of All the General Changes which it hath already undergone, or is to undergo, Till the Consummation of all Things. The Two Last Books Concerning The Burning of the World, and Concerning the New Heavens and New Earth [BOUND WITH] A Review of the Theory of the Earth, And of its Proofs: Especially In Reference To Scripture

Burnet, Thomas Folio (12 3/4 x 8"). [20], 327, [1]pp., 2 double plates. Contemporary full spotted calf with gold lettering and ruling to spine. Raised bands. Additional engraved title page. Title page printed in black with double border. Separate title page for the Second Book. Decorative initials and ruling headers. Marginalia. Contains eleven engraved figures in the first, three in the second book. Two double page engravings of the earth (Western and Eastern Hemispheres), depicting the world as it was known then. [WITH] Folio (14 1/4 x 9 1/4"). [14], 224, [2] 52 [1]pp. Rebound with brown library tape frame over marbled paper-covered boards, retaining original Morocco label with gilt lettering on spine. Additional engraved title page. Title page printed in black with double border. Seperate title pages for Fourth Book and Review. Decorative initials and ruling headers. Marginalia. Contains one engraving, an abstract depiction of the earth and its surrounding "opake Cloud" on page 136. Thomas Burnet's best known work. The first two parts were published in 1681 in Latin under the title "Telluris Theoria Sacra," and three years later in its English translation; the second part, The Two Last Books containing the burning of the world, and concerning the new heavens and new earth, appeared in 1689 (1690 in English). The Review was published in 1690. The book is a speculative cosmogony, Burnet suggesting a hollow earth with most of the water inside until Noah's Flood, with mountains and oceans appearing at that time. His calculations of the amount of water on Earth's surface resulted in his belief that there was not enough to account for the Flood. To some extent influenced by Descartes' writings on the creation of the earth in "Principia philosophiae" (1644), Thomas Burnet was criticized on those grounds by Roger North. Isaac La Peyrère's views included the idea of the Flood not being universal, and Burnet's theory was in part intended to answer him on that point. Isaac Newton admired Burnet for his theological approach to geological processes but was rejected by Burnet, in particular regarding Newton's suggestion that God had originally created longer days. From preface to the First Book: "Having given an account of this whole work in the first Chapter, and of the method of either Book, whereof this Volume consists, in their proper places, there remains not much to be said here to the Reader. This Theory of the Earth may be call'd Sacred, because it is not the common Philosophy of the Earth, or of the Bodies that compose it, but respects only the great Turns of Fate, and the Revolutions of our Natural World; such as are taken notice of in the Sacred Writings, and are truley the Hinges upon which the Providence of this Earth moves; or whereby it opens and shuts the several successive scenes wherof it is made up. This English Edition is the same in substance with the Latin, though, I confess, 'tis not so properly a Translation, as a new Composition upon the same ground, there being several additional Chapters in it; and several new-moulded." From the Introduction of the First Book: "Since I was first inclin'd to the Contemplation of Nature, and took pleasure to trace out the Causes of Effects, and the dependance of one thing upon another in the visible Creation, I had always, methought, a particular curiosity to look back into the first Sources and ORIGINAL of Things; tand to view in my mind, so far as I was able, the Beginning and Progress of a RISING WORLD. But when we speak of a Rising World, and the Contemplation of it, we do not mean this of the Great Universe; for who can describe the Original of that? But we speak of the Sublunary World, This Earth and its dependencies, which rose out of a Chaos about six thousand years ago; And seeing it hath faln to our lot to act upon this Stage, to have our present home and habitation here, it seems most resonable, and the place design'd by Providence where we should first imploy our thoughts to understand the works of God and Nature." From preface to the Third Book: ". The Conflagration of the World. The question will be only about the bounds and limits of the Conflagration, the Causes and the Manner of it. These I have fix'd according to the truest measures I could take from Scripture, and from Nature. I differ, I believe, from the common Sentiment in this, that, in following S. Peter's Philosophy, I suppose, that the burning of the Earth will be a true Liquefaction or dissolution of it, as to the exterior Region. And that this lays a foundation for New Heavens and a New Earth; which seems to me as plain a doctrine in Christian Religion, as the Conflagration itself." From the Review: "To take a review of this Theory of the Earth, which we have now finish'd, We must consider, first, the extent of it: and then the principal parts whereoff it consists. It reaches, as you see, from one end of the World to the other: From the first Chaos to the last day, and the Consummation of all things. This, probably, will run the length of Seven Thousands Years: which is a good competent space of time to exercise our thoughts upon, and to observe several Scenes which Nature and Providence bring into View within the compass of so many Ages." Contains one page at rear of Review listing books printed for Walker Kettilby. First volume: Binding rubbed along edges, with sporadic abrasion to leather. Closed tear along front joint. Ex-Library copy with bookplates on inside of front cover (University of Southern California) and small library stamps at lower margin of the first dedication page and at end of book. Previous owner's name, John Hudson, in ink dated 1750 on front free endpaper. Small inscription in purple ink on title page (not affecting lettering). Binding in overall fair, interior in very good condition. Secon volume: Binding with marbled boards rubbed and lightly scuffed. Two illustrated USC library plates on inside front cover. Front free endpaper separated. Additional tit
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Wegweiser des Hauses Württemberg-Hohenzollern zum Reichsparteitag 1938 der N.S.D.A.P in Nürnberg

Michelfelder, R. (ed.) Duodecimo. 80pp., 1 folding map. Original blue quarter-cloth over illustrated wraps with blue and white lettering on cover. Map on inside front cover. Illustrated title page. Though in small format, the cover design by Hellmensch exudes the desired effect of power. Page three features an anonymous drawing depicting the German Eagle holding the Swastika, framed by laurel, atop a classical column, rising from the ashes of destruction. A disclaimer on the opposing page informs that the actual program for the Reichsparteitag is exclusively reserved for publication in the official party guide. The folding plan illustrates the organizational structure for the Reichsparteitag on one side, with the layout of a tent camp on its verso. Two contributions, one on "life in a tent camp" and the other, characteristics of the typical Swabian, precede the elaborate part on transportation to and from the Reichsparteitag, instruction on the use of the tent camp and aids for active participants in various events during the Reichsparteitag. Pages sixty-three to eighty with mostly illustrated advertisements of Swabian business. The inside back cover features an illustrated announcement for a Cannstatt "folk festival" after the Reichsparteitag. The back cover with a reproduction of an ID for participants in parades during the convention. Text in German. Blue cloth at top of back spine with few small chips. Back cover lightly rubbed. Wraps in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good+ condition.
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The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XV Olympiad Helsinki 1952

Kolkka, Sulo (ed.) Large Quarto. 758 (1)pp. Original blue cloth with gilt Olympic Rings and lettering on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece photograph. Publisher's device on title page. Original three color admission ticket for track-and-field events of July 27, 1952, pasted to front free endpaper. Text by the editor Sulo Kolkka. Translated by Alex Matson. Picture editor Aukusti Tuhka. Printed by Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö. "More than two and a half years, however, were needed after the Closing Ceremony of the XV Olympiad Helsinki 1952 for the completion of the present report. The main reason for this delay is that the sifting and condensing of an extremely heavy mass of material was entrusted to a single individual." (Kolkka). Contains hundreds of b/w portrait photographs, including portraits of the Finnish President J. K. Paasikivi, J. Sigfrid Edström, honorary President of the I.O.C., Avery Brundagem President of the I.O.C. since 1953, Erik v. Frenckell, President of the Organising Committee, and additional photographic portraits of members of the Organising and Executive Committees. Complete official report on the XV Olympiad Helsinki 1952. Beautifully illustrated with an abundance of b/w photographs of the Olympic events, housing, venues, the opening and closing ceremonies, press facilities, restaurants and promotional material, and the various competitions, with complete statistical information on the athletic competitions and their results. PP. 704-712 document the Olympic art exhibition with list of artists and images, followed by the index of competitors at rear. Laid in eight page pamphlet "Auto-Timings 1952 Olympic Games" with complete records of all heats and times of track competitions. Binding with light wear along edges. and lightly rubbed. Spine lightly sunned. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good+ condition.
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Bericht des internationalen Lagerkomitees Buchenwald

Octavo. 174pp. Original tan wraps with orange triangle and black lettering on cover. Comprehensive report by the International Camp Committee Buchenwald describing the horror inflicted on the German population by the Nazis through their concentration camp system, covering the development of the camp, its administration, the camp hospital (Krankenbau), official, and illegal work at the camp, discipline at Buchenwald and the final days of Buchenwald. The report puts the horrendous conditions and practices at Buchenwald into perspective, relates to the overall historical developments at the time, e.g. the admission of some 2,000 prisoners of war at Buchenwald due to the attack of the Soviet Union by Hitler of June 22, 1941. In table 6 the report provides details relating to the origins of these prisoners admitted as well as the dates of their admission. Another example is the use of camp labor relating to the production of V-Weapons in October of 1944. Chapter two describes the administration of the camp, including the library, detailing the sources for the book budget, the procurements, and listing the categories of the existing inventory as well as reading habits. Of the 1009 books bought, one hundred and twenty were copies of Mein Kampf and Rosenberg's Mythos des 20. Jahrhunderts. The material for this report comes from more than 100 separate reports written by "antifascist fighters" after their liberation. It provides sobering insight not only of the conditions at Buchenwald but the historical background of the time. Text in German. Some wear along edges and, small chips and creasing of cover near spine. Most of the spine cover missing. Few pages unopened at foredge, with occasional small closed tears of pages. Block browned. Wraps in good-, interior in overall very good condition.
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The Oppenheim Pictures by Moritz Oppenheim 1880-1882. Twenty Portraits of Jewish Life

Oppenheim, Moritz Daniel; Jacob Kainen (Preface) Folio. 4pp., 20 Plates. Original brown portfolio with gilt lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. With a preface by Jacob Kainen. Text pages illustrated with five sepia-toned reproductions of Oppenheim's paintings. The plates with twenty sepia-toned reproductions, on tan heavy paper plates, of Oppenheim's paintings, with captioned titles. "Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, who lived in Frankfurt, was the first Jewish painter of the modern era. The range of his work is impressive, spanning religious, literary and historical themes as well as allegories and portraits. He became world-famous with his "Scenes from Traditional Jewish Family Life. Oppenheim was the first Jewish painter to receive academic training in Germany." (Jüdische Museum, Frankfurt). "Oppenheim's "Scenes from Traditional Jewish Family Life" may also be interpreted as a statement on German Jews' cultural affiliation. Bourgeois values bordering on cliché, such as piety, sense of family, education and respectability, are brought to the fore through historical genre painting, thus emphasizing alignment with the Christian bourgeoisie's guiding principles. This contrasts later with Orientalism, which focused on the exotic. These paintings enabled the majority population to identify with the foreign traditions and customs of Jews. The series was systematically reproduced in different techniques, thus very consciously intended for a mass audience." (Jüdische Museum, Frankfurt) "Acknowledgment is made to Dr. and Mrs. Abram Kanof, New York City, for loan of original material and encouragement to publish this work. the first edition of this famous collection of prints to be published this century. (Publisher). Portfolio with light wear along edges, small chips, very light fraying, and bumps at corners. Minor wear to some corners of plates, not effecting images.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents Hollywood’s Greatest Year: Best Picture Nominees of 1939 [BINDER WITH 11 SCREENING PROGRAMS]

n/a Quarto. Eleven stiff folded covers, each with four or two page text inserts. Photo-illustrated covers with white lettering framing photograph, and black lettering on mat bronze field at bottom, housed in plain white ring-folder. Eleven presentations commemorating "Hollywood's Greatest Year: Best Picture Nominees of 1939,"a year rated among the greatest in Hollywood history. Each of the eleven screening programs is beautifully illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and film stills reproduced in high-quality offset, printed to heavy paper. All of them contain text inserts on paper, the double-paged inserts are photo-illustrated, with lists of Oscar nominations, the screening program, cast of the movie and an extensive history elaborating on literary and film history of the Oscar nominated films. Credits for the photographs at rear of the programs, produced for the Academy by Randy Haberkamp. 1. The Wizard of Oz: Cover with photograph of a scoring session for the movie by Herbert Stothart. Judy Garland and Margaret Hamilton in a Richard Thorpe-directed scene from the Wizard of Oz. The scene was later re-shot by Victor Fleming. The back cover show Judy Garland at a recording session. Photographs from the collection of the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library. The inside pages provide an exhaustive view of the production history of the film, crediting L. Frank Baum's original novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Folded info sheet. 2. Gone with the Wind: with photographs of producer David O. Selznick on the set, a Technicolor camera on a crane used to film Scarlet and the wounded Confederate soldiers, production designer William Cameron, Vivian Leigh and Clark Gabel, among others. With folded text and info sheet. 3. Wuthering Heights: photographs of cast and crew of the movie, including Geraldine Fitzgerald, Merle Oberon, William Wyler, Laurence Olivier, David Niven and Donald Crisp. Inside spread blank with single text and information sheet. 4. Gunga Din: photographs of Cary Grant and Sam Jaffe, director George Stevens, battle scene from Gunga Din, filmed on location in Lone Pine, California. Includes folded text and info sheet. 5. Love Affair: photograph of Gloria Morgan, Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer, covering front and back cover. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet. 6. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: photograph of James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Frank Capra and cinematographer Joseph Walker on front and back cover. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet. 7. Ninotschka: cover with Metro=Goldwyn-Mayer Studio News, Vol. 6, September 30, 1939, No. 25. Back cover shows Greta Garbo and Ernst Lubitsch. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet. 8. Goodbye, Mr. Chips: covers with camera shoot of scene with Terry Kilburn, Sam Wood, Greer Garson and Robert Donat. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet. 9. Of Mice and Men: film scene on cover showing Burgess Meredith, Lewis Milestone, and Charles Bickford. Back cover with Noah Berry, Charles Blickford, Roman Bohnen, Bob Steele, Burgess Meredith, and Lon Chaney, Jr. inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet. 10. Stagecoach: Covers with photograph of John Ford and Tim Holt. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet. 11. Dark Victory: Cover front with Bette Davis, back cover with director Edmund Goulding and Bette Davis. Inside spread blank, with single text and info sheet.
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Original Photographs Documenting GDR Business Development on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the GDR

Oblong Quarto (8 1/2 x 12"). 20 leaves with 110 original photographs in variant sizes (2 3/4 x 4" / 3 1/2 x 5 1/4" / 4 x 6"), mounted to stiff black paper in groups of one to four photos per page. Original string bound yellow leatherette with hand-colored ornamentation in gilt and blue. Photographic documentation of the establishment of a department store of the Kosum Cooperative in 1969 East Germany, leading up to the 20th Anniversary of the German Democratic Republic. The Konsum Cooperative had been established in December 1945. Three years later 300 different cooperatives existed to satisfy the needs of the population. The larger stores and supermarkets in urban areas were called Kaufhalle while rural areas were supplied by consumer cooperatives. Supermarkets were also established near larger factories while rural areas often were supplied by busses delivering groceries to the villages. In the 1950s there was even a Kosum-ship named "Kambala" supplying inland sailors. In the 1950s the chain grew exponentially and in 1959 the graphic designer Karl Thewalt created a logo for the cooperative, consisting of a industrial chimney and a curved sickle representing a capital K, seen in various photographs in this album. The album shows the construction, upgrading a supermarket, shown in one photograph with the old exterior neon sign "Einkaufshalle," into a department store that includes a supermarket and a shoe store on two floors. The new neon sign reads "Konzentra" referring to the concentration of departments housed in this two story department store. The first twenty pictures show the construction crew setting up the new walls and display cases followed by another twenty photographs showing the stocked display cases, the employees and the supermarket in operation, including customers and pictures of the exterior with the new signage, and four additional photographs of the completed shoe department. Additional fourteen photographs show a group of men during a reception, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs Otto Winzer, and a shot of the exterior looking at the window display including the signage reading "20 Jahre DDR." The second half of the album is designated to the construction and final version of a home appliance shop with fifty-two photos, samples of the construction, the completed store, including exterior photos with neon signage reading "Küchen- Konsum Ausstatter (Kitchen Konsum Outfitter)," and an official reception. The photographs were taken to record the process of modernization, a true time capsule, capturing the "state of the art" development of the East German economy behind the Iron Curtain at a time when the burden of war reparations to the Soviet Union had eased and the GDR started to be recognized as a sovereign country. Minor wear and rubbing of covers.
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Art Nouveau Luxury Photo Album

Vogeler, Heinrich (artist) Large Folio. (1) 17 boards. Original claret-red leather with ornamental and figurative gilt-stamped design on cover, gilt ruling and decor on spine, and blind-stamped ornamental decor with four resting posts attached to back cover. Decorative brass lock at foredge. Gilt edges. Green endpapers with gilt framed Art Nouveau decor. Title page with gilt outlined green floral decor framing the dedication "In Memory of Ten Years of Service / Zur Erinnerung an Zehnjaehrige Dienste im Hause A. Wertheim", signed Meta Recker, and dated November 1, 1900, marking her entry into the company. Heavy boards with gilt-framed rectangular and arching cutouts for photographs on both sides of each plate. Contains fifteen photographs, thirteen inserted into frames, three loose, one of those a photo-postcard without descriptor, some with printed info on photographer: Atelier Ostermayr, Atelier für moderne Photography Adolf Haynn, and Globus Atelier. One of the photographs with handwritten note on verso: "Zur frdl. Erinnerung Meta & Fritz Wolff (In cordial memory). Beautiful example of the work of the famous Art Nouveau artist, designer and architect Heinrich Vogeler who associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. Vogeler also was a central figure in the original artist colony at Worpswede. The album was designed for Wertheim and was given only to longtime employees of the famous German department store. The cover illustration shows an allegorical woman's figure, symbolizing trade, with flowering apple trees to the left and right. Sketches for this design by Vogeler are preserved and were used by him repeatedly. The light green endpapers are decorated with dark green and gilt floral motifs. The dedication page (title) is also designed with dark green and gilt floral motifs. At the lower end of the design the artist's initials are printed into the design. Text in German. Some light wear along edges of cover and few minor chips to cover. Five paper borders above slots to insert photographs torn at one side. One of the dividing papers in frames missing, another one damaged. Binding in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good condition.
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Exploration of The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia

Baker, Sir Samuel Quarto (9 x 6 1/4"). xx, [21]-624pp. Original burgundy pebbled cloth with gold lettering to spine. First edition of Baker's second account of the 1861-5 Nile expedition, "a classic of exploration and big game hunting" (Czech), elaborating on his previous book "The Albert N'yanza," published in 1867. "Exploration of The Nile Tributaries" describes the fourteen months Sir Samuel Baker spent exploring in Abyssinia between April 1861 and June 1862. He established his headquarters at Sofi on the banks of the Atbara and spent five months exploring the Setit, one of its tributaries, stalking giraffe, hippopotamus, elephant, baboon, lion and buffalo, often in the company of the Hamran Arabs. He then continued along the Rehad to its confluence with the Blue Nile, travelling thence to Khartoum. "Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society, acknowledged the importance of Baker's explorations and his discovery that the Nile sediment was due to the Abyssinian tributaries. Additionally, Baker gained experience as an African explorer, mastered Arabic, and learned to use the astronomical instruments which were vital for determining geographical locations" (ODNB) This work is complete with its two partly colored maps (including one folded), and 17 steel engraved plates. Spine age-toned, with two small holes along front joint. Small clear water staining along upper fore-edge of pp. 609 to 624 (not affecting lettering). Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition.