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n/a Fanny Cleve (1893-1971) was one of Germany's most prominent sopranos until the takeover by the National Socialists. Cleve was trained by the famed operatic soprano and voice teacher Lilli Lehmann. In 1917 she graduated from the prestigious K. K. Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna, and gave her debut as a soprano in the same year in Straßburg. Cleve obtained contracts at the City Theaters in Freiburg and Cologne, and the State Theater Darmstadt from 1919-1922. After her engagement at the Grosse Volksoper in Berlin through 1924 she worked at the Leipzig Opera from 1925-1932 where she made history in her role as "Anita" in Ernst Krenek's opera "Jonny spielt auf (Jonny Plays)" on February 10th, 1927. Among Cleve's most notable performances were the countess in "The Marriage of Figaro," Donna Anna in "Don Giovanni," "Tosca," Elsa in "Lohengrin," and the empress in Strauss' "Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow)." The conductors Cleve worked with included Otto Klemperer, Richard Strauss and Bruno Walter. In 1931 Cleve was granted the Verdienstkreuz of the Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order on a bow. The advent of the National Socialist reign changed matters dramatically for Fanny Cleve. Her contract at the Leipzig Opera House expired and was not extended, except for a few guest performances in the "Rosenkavalier" and "The Trumpeter" in early 1933. A transcription of a 1933 letter in this collection, to the Austrian Ambassador Baron von Frankenstein in London, conveys Bruno Walter's opinion of Miss Fanny Cleve's art: "One of the fines soprano voices nowadays both in essence and in technique. Hers is a warm voice genuinely Austrian of distinguished timbre. Her unaffected singing full of sentiment, is sure to please the audience." The transcription extends to complimentary notes of recommendation by the conductors Otto Klemperer and Arthur Bodanzky. The original handwritten note accompanying the recommendation letter of Bruno Walter from April 28, 1933, is present, signed and dated by Bruno Walter. In December of 1933, according to a report of the Jewish newspaper "Die Stimme (The Voice)" of December 7, 1933, Fanny Cleve participated in a concert "Jews for Jews" in Vienna, where she also was briefly engaged at the Vienna Volksoper. The collection comprises posters, documenting her engagements at the Wiener Volksoper for the opera Mister Wu in 1932, three program posters for the 1934-35 season, produced by agents B. Goriatshikov & K. Ginzburg, listing engagements in Israel at the "Ohel-Shem" Hall in Tel-Aviv in 1934, and a Evening of Songs during the Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival) in June of 1936, preceded by a performance in April of 1936 in Barcelona, at the Festival de la Societat Internacional per la Musica Contemporania (including participants like Louis Krasner, Stefan Fenkel, Benjamin Britten, Ernst Krenek, and Pau Casal). A printed promotional in this archive lists various recitals in Vienna in 1934, 1935, and 1936, a Russia tour with 18 concerts in 1936, and one at the Austrian Legation in London in 1937. After that, information on Fanny Cleve becomes scarce. Researchers established that Cleve left for the United States aboard the S. S. President Harding in 1938. Fanny Cleve worked in various capacities, including voice teacher, bookbinder and in retirement homes in the field of occupational therapy. Starting in 1956 she received support from the SDR-Artist Fund (SDR-Künstlerfond), a program initiated by the South German Broadcast Service (SDR) in 1951. A folded six-page printed press release sums up Fanny Cleve's career, including praise by Bruno Walter, Arthur Bodanzky and Otto Klemperer, highlights of her career in Leipzig, Vienna, Berlin and the United States, including Carnegie Hall in 1939 and the Music Alliance in Philadelphia in 1941, Cleve's teaching appointments in Vienna (1937) and the United States (1943-1949) in blurbs from magazine articles, and Celve's education, starring roles, tours, and Cleve's great recitals. Our collection also includes an announcement for an opera work shop at the Youngstown University Dana School of Music from the season 1958-1959 listing Fanny Cleve as set designer for Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus and a photo-illustrated poster (16 x 12") for a concert series listing Fanny Cleve as the Workshop Director at the same music school in 1962. The archive at hand comprises more than 200 documents, correspondence and photographs and is testimony to a great career as well as Fanny Cleve's personal history, including a marriage to the German publisher Johann Heinrich "Peter" Suhrkamp. Her interests beyond classical opera extended to contemporary productions such as Hermann Wetzler's "The Basque Venus" (Cleve in the role of Countess Reynalda) and Erwin Dressel's "Der Rosenbusch der Maria (The Rose Scrub of Maria)." A detailed listing of Cleve's roles in operas by Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Richard Strauss, von Weber, Gluck, Puccini, Meyerbeer and others is part of the archive, handwritten as well as typed. Fanny Cleve passed away unnoticed on June 10, 1971, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. The following listing of the Fanny Cleve Archive is a detailed description of its three component parts: Documents and Correspondence, Posters, Official Programs and Press Reviews, and Photographs: I. Documents and Correspondence 1. Personal Documents a) Death certificate of Cleve's father Adolf Löwy, issued by the Jüdische Cultusgemeinde Amstetten, 1902 b) Graduation certificate for Fanny Löwy from the K. K. Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, 1917 c) Three Standard Contracts by City Theaters Freiburg and Cologne, and the State Theater Darmstadt, 1919-1922 d) Official transcript of Divorce Verdict in the suit Fanny Suhrkamp vs. husband Heinrich Johann Suhrkamp, 1925 e) Member ID for Fanny Cleve-Suhrkamp, Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnenangehörgen "Kranzspende" 1926 f) Document granting the Verdienstkreuz of the Ducal Saxe-Er
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Tchitchikoff’s Journeys; Or, Dead Souls (2 vols. complete)

Gogol; Nikolai Vasilievich; Isabel F. Hapgood (trans. by) Octavos. Vol.1: 364pp. Vol.2: 285pp. [7]. Maroon buckram boards with gilt lettering and insignia on the front covers and spines. Decorative endpapers. This edition of Nickolai Gogol's acclaimed work is translated (as were an number of other Gogol works during this time) by American Slavic-language translator and writer scholar Isabel F. Hapgood, and published by Thomas Y. Crowell. 1854 saw the work's first translation into English in Britain, but this was only the first part of the book and it was issued under the title "Home Life in Russia", with an alternate ending. Thus is edition can be counted as the first full and unabridged English-language translation of the work, issued under its original title. A satirical portrayal of life, politics and class in feudal Russia of the mid-19th century, the work is seen as a foundational and seminal work of realist Russian literature. Bindings with spines sunned with some light staining and light shipping and rubbing to the head and tails. Light rubbing to corners. Light scratches and abrasions to the covers. Side edges of book block nicked with some small abrasions. Top of book block of Vol.1 lightly stained. Front free endpaper with signature of the previous owner in pen at the top. Minor age toning to pages throughout. Book blocks tight. Bindings in good+, interiors in near fine condition overall. * A British edition from the same translation by Hapgood was issue the following year. First American edition/ First complete English-language edition.
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Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina. 2 Vols

Gold. Hugo (ed.) Folio. (12)172, (8)227(1)pp. Original red faux leather with gilt lettering on cover and spines, protected by modern mylar. Comprehensive history of the Jews in the administrative division of the Habsburg Monarchy known as the Bukovina, an area now spilt between Romania and the Ukraine. Contributions by Dr. Samuel Josef Schulsohn, Dr. Manfred Reifer, Dr. N. M. Gelber and Dr. Leon Arie Schmelzer give a detailed account of the Jewish migration after the destruction of the first temple and the erection of the second temple, tracing Jewish presence in the area north and northwest of the Black Sea (Schulsohn), the era of the Moldavian Counts from 1360-1774 (Reifer), the Habsburg Monarchy until 1914 (Gelber), and the time from 1914-1919 (Schmelzer). Additional contributions by various historian cover the whole spectrum of the Jewish culture in Moldavia through the ages. Illustrated with numerous additional plates with b/w photographs, mostly portraits, groups and relevant architecture. Two photographic cut-outs from magazines in volume one, one in volume two taped to front free endpapers. Issue of Die Stimme, Januar 1984, with cut-out on pages 5 and 6, and pages 5 and 6 of Die Stimme, pages 5 and 6 of February 1984 laid in. Text in German. Light bumps of corners of binding with light staining of covers. Previous owner's name inked to inside front covers. Light age toning of blocks. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition.
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R. F. Ouvrage édité par le gouvernement français à l’occasion de la visite en France de Leurs Majestés Britanniques, le roi George VI et la reine Élisabeth, 19-22 juillet, 1938. [SIGNED BY 16 CONTRIBUTORS]

Claudel, Paul; André Maurois; Paul Jamot; Paul Valéry; Georges Duhamel; Jean-Louis Vaudoyer; Général Gouraud; Raoul Dautry; Léon-Paul Fargue (Text); Laure Albin-Guillot; Giraudon; Jacques Seligmann; Bulloz; L. Rothier; Henry de Ségogne; Paul Chevalier; Le Boyer, et al. (Photographs by) 1/1,000. Folio. Unpaginated. Original protective glassine wrappers over off-white paper wrappers. Book housed in its half cloth over paper covered portfolio. Decorative initials. Pages uncut. #80 from a limited edition of 1000 copies. Signed in ink on the front free endpaper by 16 of the contributors, including Jamot, Valery, Vaudoyer, Fargue, Dautry, Claudel, Maurois, and Duhamel. This splendid work was published on the occasion of the July 1938 official visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to France. It contains a collection of striking photographs, drawings, and essays by various authors illustrating the life and rich culture of France (paintings, sculptures, architecture, etc.). Introduction by Edouard Daladier, then President of the Council (Prime Minister). Prestigious contributions by Paul Claudel, André Maurois, Paul Jamot, Paul Valéry, Georges Duhamel, Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, Général Gouraud, Raoul Dautry, and Léon-Paul Fargue. Photographs by Laure Albin-Guillot, Giraudon, Jacques Seligmann, Bulloz, L. Rothier, Henry de Ségogne, Paul Chevalier, Le Boyer, etc. Each photographic plate is reproduced in glorious photogravure. This homage to France and French culture celebrating the Entente Cordiale is a tour de force of the printer's art by maitre-imprimeur Georges Lang who records that this book was produced in 20 days in a limited edition of 1,000 of which this is number 80. Portfolio with minor scratches and smudges to the covers, including a small abrasion on the back cover. Protective glassine wrappers chipped and torn at the head and tail of the spine. Paper wrappers with some light rubbing, tearing and chipping to the front hinge at the head and tail of the spine. Spine with some light foxing. Interior with some light sporadic foxing to the text pages, including the introductory text, and the edges of numerous pages throughout. Most of the text itself, as well as all of the photographic plates throughout are clean and unaffected. Starting at the number of points throughout. Portfolio in good+, binding and interior in very good- condition overall.
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In und um Peking: Während der Kriegswirren 1900-1901

Wang, Dr.; Freiherr von Meerscheidt-Hüllessem (Edited, with photographs by) Oblong quarto (9 1/2 x 13 1/2"). [2] leaves (Title and Dedication); [1] leaf (Photogravure portrait of German field marshal Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl Graf von Waldersee, after a photograph by J. C. Schaarwächter); 70pp (Photogravures); 1 folding map of Beijing. Original gilt, blue, green, and grey-stamped illustrated cloth, with Chinese lettering in blue to front cover. Decorative endpapers. Title page in red and black lettering. Dedicated to comrades and fellow combatants of the China Expedition 1900/1. German photobook entirely devoted to the Boxer Rebellion that took place in China between 1899 and 1901. Two thousand European and Chinese Christians were trapped in the legation compound at Peking by Boxer insurgents in 1900. An eight-nation International Relief Force of European, American and Japanese troops maneuvered to the rescue. As Kaiser Wilhelm II's minister to China, Baron Clemens von Ketteler, had been murdered by the Boxers, the Germans "claimed a certain priority in the crusade against Chinese barbarism." German field marshal Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl Graf von Waldersee was appointed as head of the 8-nation relief force. Although he arrived too late to take part in the fighting, he conducted punitive expeditions which succeeded in pacifying the Boxers. The 191 striking photogravures, taken after "The Battle of Beijing," depict views of the ruins of the German, Japanese, British, and Austrian-Hungarian embassies in Beijing, the tombs of the Germans who died during the uprising, the East Gate of the city, the Liang-Hsiang-Hsien Pagode, the Imperial Garden, the ruins of the French Catholic Mission, soldiers of the German, American, English and French infanteries, the arrival in Beijing of field marshal Alfred Ludwig Heinrich Karl Graf von Waldersee, the Great Wall, etc. All leaves protected by tissue guards. Text in German. Light wear, foxing in margins, not affecting photographs, some creasing and closed tear of folding map. Slipcase with some wear.
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Unique Battle Cry Typescript [SIGNED] [WITH] Battle Cry Original Screenplay [WITH] Battle Cry Revised Final Shooting Script [SIGNED, INSCRIBED, WITH 69 ORIGINAL SILVER GELATIN PRINTS]. Five volumes

Uris, Leon Originally published in 1953, "Battle Cry" is the enthralling first novel by legendary American author Leon Uris, best known for such classics as "Trinity" and "Exodus." Many of the events in the book are based on the writer's own World War II experience with the 6th Marine Regiment. Original typescript, screenplay and revised final shooting script with many manuscript annotations by Leon Uris: - The original typescript of "Battle Cry" is bound in three volumes, in full decorative morocco bindings,with gold lettering to spines. Raised band. Each binding signed E. T. and dated 1973. Decorative endpapers. 800 of a total of 830 leaves have been underlined and / or annotated in pencil (regular and red) by Leon Uris. The three-volume typescript is housed in a matching olive cloth covered slipcase. Volume 1 with fly leaf handsigned by Leon Uris. Maquette of the first five pages bound in. [3], 9, 304 leaves, of which only nine have no annotations nor underlining. Volume 2 with fly leaf handsigned by Leon Uris. [1], 305-608 leaves, of which only thirteen have no annotations nor underlining. Volume 3 with fly leaf handsigned by Leon Uris. [1], 609-816 leaves, of which only eight have no annotations nor underlining. Leaves watermarked "Macadam Bond." "Battle Cry"'s patriotic spirit - "in contrast to war novels by Norman Mailer (The Naked and the Dead), James Jones (From Here to Eternity), Herman Wouk (The Caine Mutiny), Irwin Shaw (The Young Lions), and James Gould Cozzens (The Guard of Honor) - expressed a positive, supportive view of the military despite the carnage, confusions, and loss of life inherent in war. Patriotism not nihilism, heroism, not cowardice, defined its themes, which were welcomed by the marines and the public. All of this made the book a commercial success. Warner Brothers bought the film rights, and Leon Uris moved to Hollywood to write the following screenplay for the movie, which was released in 1955." (See: The New York Times, dated 6/25/2003, and Ira B. Nadel's "Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller," pp. 52-67). - The original "Battle Cry" screenplay is bound in olive calf, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Leon Uris' name in gilt to front cover. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Binding by Hollywood Art Book Bindery, in Los Angeles. [1], 157 leaves; Nine 8 x 10" original silver gelatin prints depicting behind-the-scene views; [3] leaves (Index to Breakdown), 3 leaves (Set List from Final Script dated 2/13/1954); 120 leaves (Daily Production Call sheets). Title page dated 11/30/1953 and annotated in blue ink by Leon Uris. Leaves 2 and 3 of the cast of characters annotated in pencil and blue ink. Extensive annotations in blue ink and or pencil to leaves 58 to 62, 64 to 67, 69, 71, 72, 76 to 107, 111 to 139, and 140 to 157. Laid in at rear, eight typed Test Scenes: "The Squad" (4 leaves), "Marion and Spanish Joe" (2 leaves), "Ski" (1 leaf), "Pat and Andy" (4 leaves), "Pat and Andy #2" (3 leaves), "Pat and Andy #3" (2 leaves), "Danny and Kathy (Alternate)" (2 leaves), and "Danny and Kathy" (2 leaves). - "Battle Cry - Revised Final" (shooting script) screenplay is bound in olive calf, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Leon Uris' name in gilt to front cover. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. As indicated at upper margin of fly leaf at rear, binding by Hollywood Art Book Bindery, in Los Angeles. This revised final screenplay is interspersed with sixty 8 x 10" original silver gelatin prints being movie stills (49) as well as behind-the-scene views (11) housed in plastic leaves bound in. Three photographs have a smaller size (5 3/4 x 8"). Ten of the 60 silver gelatin prints come directly from the Warner Bros Pictures Distributing Corporation, as captioned at lower margin. The title page dated 3/27/1954 is handsigned in light blue ink by the director Raoul Walsh, the assistant director Russ Saunder, production designer John Beckman, and technical adviser Colonel Jim Crowe. Two inserts, being hand-colored maps of Saipan and Red Beach, bound between leaves 125 and 126. The first four leaves of the revised final screenplay are handsigned and inscribed to Leon Uris by nine members of the cast, namely: Tab Hunter (Danny Forrester): "Mr. Uris, I loved the book "Battle Cry" and I only hope that I was able to capture a part of "Danny" in this film. Thanks for everything. My best, Always, Tab Hunter '54," Mona Freeman (Kathy - later Mrs Danny Forrester), Aldo Ray (Pvt. / Pfc Andy Hookens): "Leon - A great novel deserves a great filming, Here's Hoping!", William Campbell (Pvt. 'Ski' Wronski), John Lupton (Pvt. / Cpl. Marion 'Sister Mary' Hotchkiss), Justus E. McQueen (Pvt. L.Q. Jones), James Whitmore (MSgt. Mac / Narrator), Nancy Olson (Mrs. Pat Rogers), Mona Freeman (twice), Rhys Williams (Enoch Rogers), Hilda Plowright (Mrs. Rogers - Pat's mother) Laid in at rear, a typed and handsigned 3-page letter from Los Angeles-based award-winning freelance journalist David Robb to Leon Uris. In this letter dated December 6, 2002 (six months before Uris' death), David Robb, the author of "Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon Shapes and Censors the Movies" tells Leon Uris that after searching through 'thousands of pages of Pentagon documents - internal memos and correspondence between military officials and Hollywood producers,' he discovered a file in which the Pentagon had concerns about an aspect of Leon Uris' screenplay, namely, the racial friction depicted between two of the characters, Pedro and Speedy. After telling Uris that he wrote a powerful script that touched on a very sensitive issue, David Robb ends his letter by asking the author of "Battle Cry" the following seven questions: 1) How did you feel about this scene being cut from the movie? Did it bother you, or were you okay with it? 2) Did you fight to keep it in the movie? If so, to whom did you complain? 3) Who made the final decision to edit it out? Raoul Walsh? A studio executive? 4) Was there a real-life person on whom
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Stahl überall. Stahl im Kirchenbau: Die Stahlkirche

Girkon, Paul (Text by); H. Schmölz; J. Josuweck (Photographs by) Small Quarto. 29 (1)pp., 25 (1) plates (4 in color). Original photo-illustrated blue wraps, black and red lettering on cover, protected in modern mylar. Protestant (Evangelical) Religious Architecture at the Pressa, Cologne 1928. Foreword by Otto Bartning, a known German architect and theoretician specialized in churches. Design of cover and typography by Prof. Otto Dorfner, Staatliche Bauhochschule, Weimar. Bartning was a member of the German Werkbund and collaborated with Gropius to conceptualize the idea and program of the Bauhaus. Though he did not participate in the founding of the Bauhaus, he taught at the architecture school in Weimar after the Bauhaus had moved to Dessau. His international break -through came with the construction of the glass and steel church on the exhibition grounds of the 1928 Pressa in Cologne, conceived as a construction set and serving as the exhibition pavilion for the German Protestant Church during the Pressa. It was seen as a architectural statement that showed the will of the church to adapt to modernity, not to speak of the placement of this church vis à vis the famous Cologne Dome. Due to the economic hardships of most German parishes, there were no takers for the church and it was given without charges to the Protestant parish in Essen. The book contains an essay by pastor Paul Girkon on the problems of Protestant church design in view of the Protestant doctrine and its solution in the design of the steel church, an expert opinion of the heating system of the church, and a contribution of the structural design of the church by the two Berlin engineers Kuhn and Schaim, including architectural plans. Illustrated with 16 striking photographs by H. Schmölz and J. Josuweck showing the construction, the exterior and interior of the church, 4 of them in color. Laid in a publisher's flyer of the publication by Girkon on glass painting as cult art. Text in German. Wraps with minor wear along edges and light rubbing of front cover. Wraps and interior in overall very good condition.
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Concurrenz-Entwürfe wegen Bebauung der Museums-Insel zu Berlin

Rückwardt, Hermann (photogr.) Elephant Folio (19 3/4 x 14 3/4"). 6pp., 65 plates. Original burgundy half cloth string tied portfolio over tan boards with black lettering and publisher's device on cover, protected by modern mylar. Scarce portfolio on the Architecture Competition for the development of the Museums-Insel (Museum Island) in Berlin, today considered a World Heritage Property. The competition took place 13 years after Berlin had become the capitol of Germany and made great strides to establish itself as a major industrial as well as cultural center. The portfolio contains twenty-six of fifty-two designs from architects including the four award-winning entries, six designs acquired by the ministry, and additional sixteen designs considered to be the best among the submissions. The collection was published with the approval of the Minister for religious, educational and medical affairs, Dr. von Gossler. The designs show all facets of the 19th century Historicism with its signature high domes and halls, stairways, columns, and gables, a mix of forms modeled after Parisian and Viennese architecture. Photography and collotypes of this competition were executed by Hermann Rückwardt, a photographer and publisher. In 1876 he was appointed as the Royal Court Photographer of Wilhelm II and in 1885 Royal Bavarian Court Photographer to Ludwig II. The accompanying text pages contain detailed guidelines for the competition with general specifications and requirements for the specific collections to be housed, e. g. space requirements for the galleries of antique sculptures, specifications for the Olympia collection separate from the general antique period, sculptures of the Christian era, a gallery for paintings, quarters for the administration, the restoration department, and staff housing. The 26 submissions contain two to six pages each, with renderings of drawings of facades and architectural plans. The four award-winning entries were the designs by E. Giesenberg, Berlin, Alfred Hauschild, Dresden, Julius & Otto Raschdorf, Berlin, and Fritz Wolf, Berlin. The six designs acquired by the Ministry were those of Georg Frentzen, Aachen, Hinkeldeyn & Hossfeld, Berlin, Hoffman, Dresden, H. Schmieden, Berlin, F. Schwechten, Berlin, and Oskar Sommer, Frankfurt. The 1st price in the competition went to Alfred Hauschild. Julius Raschdorf, another winner, was one of the most recognized architects of his time; the Berlin Dome is considered his major work. After receiving one of the awards Fritz Wolff later designed the interim version of the Pergamon Museum built from 1897-1899. It was replaced by the designs of Alfred Messel from 1907 and, after his death in 1909, his closest friend Ludwig Hoffmann took on the implementation of his plans. Among the honorees was Alfred Messel, later one of the best know architects of his generation. Messel's most famous work is the Wertheim Department store at the Leipziger Platz. Since 1907 Messel had been developing plans for the Pergamon Museum. They were realized between 1910 and 1913 with slight modifications under the supervision of the architect and city planning official Ludwig Hoffmann, one of the most revered Berlin architects. Text in German. Binding with previous owner's inked catalog number at left top of cover and middle left edge and red stamp on title page. Covers rubbed and with front string tie torn. Light wear and age-toning along edges of plates. Portfolio in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Starting in 1999 the Museums-Insel was restored based on the master plan of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Early visions of its design were submitted during the competition of 1883/84. In 2014 the TU Berlin (Technical University) offered a seminar with the goal to reconstruct the 1883 competition based on original designs submitted by various architects at the time and develop an exhibition based on the findings in 2015 at the Academy for Architecture at the Schinkelplatz. Literatur - Nikolaus Bernau, Hans-Dieter Nägelke und Bénédicte Savoy (Hg.), Museumsvisionen. Der Wettbewerb zur Erweiterung der Berliner Museumsinsel 1883/84, Kiel 2015. - Becker, Heidede: Geschichte der Architektur- und Städtebauwettbewerbe, Stuttgart u.a. 1992. - Bernau, Nikolaus: Die Berliner Museumsinsel, Berlin 2010 (2). JOACHIMIDES, Alexis u.a. (Hrsg.): Museumsinszenierungen. Zur Geschichte der Institution des Kunstmuseums. Die Berliner Museumslandschaft 1830-1990, Dresden u.a. 1995. - Kästner, Volker: ?Das alte Pergamonmuseum. Berliner Museumsbaupläne gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts", in: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Forschungen und Berichte 26 (1987), S. 29-56. - Waetzoldt, Stephan: Pläne und Wettbewerbe für Bauten auf der Berliner Museumsinsel 1873 bis 1896, in: Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen 35/1993 [Beiheft].
Travels on the Continent: Written for the Use and Particular Information of Travellers

Travels on the Continent: Written for the Use and Particular Information of Travellers

Starke, Mariana Octavo. xi, 545, (1) 300pp. Bound in contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled bards, rebacked with original gilt lettered spine laid down; raised bands. Marbled edges. . Mariana Starke was an Englih author who made a name for herself with her ground-breaking travel guides. When she was asked to publish a fourth edition of her "Letters from Italy" Starke decided to revisit the continent and create this new work. Starke spent two years from May 1817 to June 1819 and wrote about the changes and vast improvements on the continent from the spot, producing this extensive guide to Europe for travelers, based on her own experience revisiting the continent after the peace of 1814 that concluded the Napoleonic Wars. An advertisement at front spells out a stark warning to travelers due to "disbanded soldiers, converted into banditti, infesting the post-roads of the south of France, the Alps, Apennine, and countries bordering on those mountains; especially the confines of the Roman and Neapolitan territories situated between Terracina and Mola-di-gaeta." Starke's guides are considered groundbreaking for the genre, including, next to the common architectural and scenic descriptions, advice on luggage, obtaining passports, the cost of food and accommodations, hence the extensive appendix, and advised a system of exclamation mark ratings !!!, a forerunner of today's stars. Contains 300 pages with extensive appendix, alphabetical list of towns, rivers, gulfs, islands, etc. and index at rear. Binding with light wear along edges, small chips and very light fraying with rebacked spine darkened. Contemporary inked notes in margins of pages 171, here some underlining, and 356, light sporadic foxing and water staining, visible only in some parts at lower right corner around the center of the book and spine. Binding in overall good, interior in good to very good condition.
An Account of Corsica

An Account of Corsica, The Journal of a Tour to that Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli

Boswell, James Octavo. xxi, (1) 382 (1 blank)pp., 1 folding map. Rebacked with brown calf retaining the original leather boards with gilt lettering on brown label and gilt ruling on spine; raised bands. Printed half-title. Engraved title vignette. Final blank. With a new and accurate map of the Island of Corsica inscribed to James Boswell by Thomas Phinn. Bookplate of the American statesman and 11th Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes on inside front cover, and his signature at top of half-title. Boswell was a Scottish biographer, diarist, and lawyer, best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson. Being a major supporter of Corsica's independence he traveled to Corsica to meet one of his heroes, the independence leader Pasquale Paoli. This work made Boswell famous> It is a lively account of his Quixotic adventures in Corsica and his association with General Paoli. for whom he endeavored to get official British assistance. His childish pleasure in being the chief sponsor of this wild island struggling to become a nation led him to wear a Corsican costume at Garrick's anniversary celebration in honor of Shakespeare held in 1769." (Cox I, p. 138). Binding with wear along edges of retained boards, some scuffing and chips, frayed at lower corner at foredge of back cover. Three line inscription inked to inside front cover, signature of previous owner on verso of front free endpaper. Free endpaper at front and back, half-title and title page with browned margins. Map with one inch closed tear w/o any loss of map. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition.
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The First International Photographic Salon of Japan, Under the Auspices of The All Japan Association of Photographic Societies

Asahi Shimbun Publishing Co. (ed.) Quarto. 10.5 x7.5". 184pp. 4pp. [12]. Illustrated soft tan cloth-covered wrappers with grey text on covers and spine. Both English and Japanese covers and title pages. This publication documents the first ever International Photographic Salon of the All Japan Association of Photographic Societies, held May 3rd -17th 1927 in Tokyo and then May 25th -June 1st in Osaka. Included here are 189 photographic reproductions (mostly in b/w) of images featured in the exhibition, including 5 "color halftones" tipped in on card stock (including a frontispiece). Images include works from countless prominent photographers including Ori Umesaka, Nakaji Yasui, Frantisek Drtikol, Emil Otto Hoppe, Jozsef Pesci and Arnold Genthe. More than half the works included are from Japanese photographers. Includes covers, title pages, list of participants, tables of contents and captions throughout in both Japanese and English. The society had formed the previous year from the merging of the two largest and most prominent photographic societies in Japan. This exhibition which was sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun Publishing, publisher of the prominent newspaper, showcased the work of hundreds of photographers from around the world and featured more than 1000 images. Of those works, 298 photographs were judged to be of the highest caliber of merit, by a panel of judges which included many prominent Japanese photographers of the time. Text in English and Japanese. Binding with some light bumping and rubbing to corners. Edges of covers light smudged and age-toned. Initial pages on both the Japanese and English side lightly foxed, as well as edges of the book block. Images mostly unaffected, except for some occasional sporadic minor stains or smudges in the margins of the page. P.176 with a closed tear slightly affecting the image. Binding in very good-, interior in very good condition overall. Quite scarce.
War Drawings. Parts I. - VI. [COMPLETE

War Drawings. Parts I. – VI. [COMPLETE, WITH A TOTAL OF 60 PLATES]

Bone, Muirhead Elephant Folios (25 x 16"). Six printed portfolios with brown spine over gray stiff wraps, housing printed brown chemises in volume one, and five with tan spine over green stiff wraps with black lettering, printed content page and ten lithographs each without chemises. All of 60 of the loose plates are printed lithographically on a variety of paper stocks, 36 of them are in color. War Drawings by the first official British war artist Muirhead Bone. Appointed as a second lieutenant in May 1916 Bone was active as a war artist in both the First and the Second World War. He produced 150 drawings during the Battle of the Somme after his arrival in France in August of 1916. When he returned to France in 1917 Bone took a particular interest in depicting architectural ruins. He was prohibited from drawing dead bodies or bayoneted troops, or get in the way of maneuvers and share information that could be useful to the enemies. All of his drawings and letters home had to be passed by the censor. Some his drawings produced during his short time with the Royal Navy are included in this collection. Portfolios with usual light bumps and creasing along edges. Vol. I. with wraps lightly sunned along foredge with two small ink stains on cover. Content page browned and very light foxing in margins of plate I., not affecting image. Vol. V. with three inch split at middle of spine, and Vol. VI. with two thirds of the spine split at the bottom. Portfolio in overall good to very good condition, plates in fine condition.
A Dictionary of Late Egyptian. 5-vol. set (Complete)

A Dictionary of Late Egyptian. 5-vol. set (Complete)

Lesko, Leonard H. (Editor); Barbara Switalski Lesko (Collaborating Editor) Quarto (11 x 8 1/2"). xix, [1], 260pp (Vol. 1); v, [1], 214pp (Vol. 2); v, [1], 173, [1]pp (Vol. 3); viii, 170pp (Vol. 4); iii, [1], 109, [1]pp (Vol. 5). Original full black cloth with gold lettering to spines (Vols. 1-4); Original printed wrappers (Vol. 5). In collaboration with his wife Barbara, Leonard Lasko's monumental 5-vol. set is composed of the actual dictionary of Late Egyptian (the first four volumes), followed by a fifth volume which is the Index. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of each front cover, and stamps at top and lower paper edges. Bindings, wrappers and interior in very good condition. About the author: Leonard H. Lesko (born 1938) was the Chairman of the Department of Egyptology at Brown University and held the Charles Edwin Wilbour Professorship. In 1961, he received a B.A. in Classics from Loyola University Chicago, and his masters in 1964. In 1969, he received a Ph.D. in "Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations-Egyptology" at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Brown faculty in 1982, he held various teaching positions at University of California-Berkeley. Lesko is an expert in Egyptian languages including Old, Middle, and Late Egyptian, Demotic, and Coptic. He has also studied the Coffin Texts, the Book of the Dead and Deir el-Medina. Along with his wife, Barbara Lesko, he edited this Dictionary of Late Egyptian. Hardcover (Vols. 1-4); Softcover (Vol. 5)
Correspondence Respecting Events Leading to the Rupture of Relations With Turkey (Miscellaneous No.13

Correspondence Respecting Events Leading to the Rupture of Relations With Turkey (Miscellaneous No.13, Cd 7628) [TOGETHER WITH] Despatch From His Majesty’s Ambassador at Constantinople Summarising Events Leading Up to Rupture of Relations With Turkey, and Reply Thereto (Miscellaneous No.14, Cd 7716)

Mallet, Louis; Sir Edward Grey Small folios. Miscellaneous No.13: (xiv) 77pp. Miscellaneous No.14: 7pp. Printed stapled and sewn wrappers with black lettering on the front and back covers. "Presented to both houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty, November 1914", these two publications serve as a record of the correspondence between Louis du Pan Mallet (1864-1936), the British ambassador to Turkey, and his superior Sir Edward Grey (1862-1933) the British Secretary of State, during the period of August 3rd - December 4th 1914. This documents the period of the souring of relationships between Great Britain and the Ottoman Empire between the outbreak of WWI and the ultimate decision of the Ottoman empire to join the war on the side of the Central Powers. Included is a detailed unfolding of the pursuit of Goeben and Breslau, which was the final turning point in Constantinople's decision to enter the war on the side of the Central Powers. Table of contents on the first page of "no.13". There is an ink stamp on the front of the "No. 13", from the "War Council of Bryn Mawr". Ex-library with small white paper labels on top left corner of the front covers. Front cover of "no.13" with some light stains Back covers with some small stains. Horizontal creases from folding. Minor rubbing, creasing and/or chipping to extremities. Wrappers in very good-, interior in near fine condition overall.
Thesaurus Inscriptionum Ægyptiacarum : I./II. Abteilung; III./IV. Abteilung; V./VI. Abteilung. (Thesaurus of Egyptian Inscriptions). 6-vol. set bound in 3 (Complete)

Thesaurus Inscriptionum Ægyptiacarum : I./II. Abteilung; III./IV. Abteilung; V./VI. Abteilung. (Thesaurus of Egyptian Inscriptions). 6-vol. set bound in 3 (Complete)

Brugsch, Karl Heinrich Quarto (10 3/4 x 7 1/4"). [2], vi, [4], 194, viii, 195-530pp (Vol. I./II.); [2], vi, [2], 531-618, viii, 619-850pp (Vol. III./IV.); [2], xxii, [2], 851-1234, xvi, 1235-1578pp (Vol. V./VI.). Original printed wrappers. Originally published between 1883 and 1891, Karl Heinrich Brugsch's monumental work is a translation of many Egyptian inscriptions found in temples, monuments and papyri, all dealing with various topics. The first volume deals with astronomical and astrological inscriptions while the second volume contains a translation of texts on the Egyptian calendar. The third volume deals with geographic inscriptions and the fourth is devoted to inscriptions of Egyptian mythology. The fifth volume deals with Egyptian historical and biographical inscriptions, and the sixth and last volume with buildings / architecture. Ex-library copy with stickers to lower spines and at upper left margin of each front cover. Bookplate on inside of each front cover, and stamps at top and lower paper edges. Minor age-toning along edges of wrappers. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. About the author: Heinrich Karl Brugsch (also Brugsch-Pasha) (1827-1894) was a German Egyptologist. He was associated with Auguste Mariette in his excavations at Memphis. He became director of the School of Egyptology at Cairo, producing numerous very valuable works and pioneering the decipherment of Demotic, the simplified script of the later Egyptian periods.
Letters from Italy; Containing a View of the Revolutions in that Country

Letters from Italy; Containing a View of the Revolutions in that Country, from the Capture of Nice, by the French Republic, to the Expulsion of Pius VI. from the Ecclesiastic State. 2 Vols

Starke, Mariana Octavo. xvi, 401, xii, 564pp. large folding map of Europe. Original calf rebacked with gilt lettering and ruling on spines. Volume one rebacked retaining original bords and portion of back strip. Gray endpapers. Pointing out the matchless works of art in Pisa, Florence, Sienna, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Venice, etc. Also specifying the expense incurred by residing in various parts of Italy, France, etc., so that persons who visit the continent from economical motives may select the most eligible places for permanent residence. With instructions for invalids, relative to the Island of Madeira; and for the use of invalids and families who may wish to avoid the expenses attendant upon traveling with a courier. The second edition, revised, corrected, and considerably enlarged, by an itinerary of Chamouni, and all the most frequent passes of the Alps, Germany, Portugal Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Poland. Binding of volume one with some loss of original binding at joints and top of spine. Book plates with codes of arms on inside covers of both volumes. Folding map in volume one with some foxing, mostly on back and offsetting to title page. Some light foxing of first and last few pages. Volume two with small chips at corners of front board, spine and back cover loose, with one and a half inch piece of spine missing in middle, rest and back cover present. Some light foxing of first and last few pages. Binding of volume one in good+, volume two in poor, interiors in overall very good condition.