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Lot of 17 Fortune magazines from 1931 to 1940 [WITH COVERS BY WALTER FRANKLIN BUEHR, CONSTANTIN ALAJALOV, PAOLO GARRETTO, ROBERT BALL, ANTONIO PETRUCELLI, ERNEST HAMLIN BAKER, JOHN A. COOK, JOHN O’HARA COSGRAVE II, ERIK NITSCHE, AND RALPH FREDERICK]

Henry R. Luce (President); John Chamberlain; Russell W. Davenport; Albert L. Furth; Allen Grover; Wilder Hobson; Eric Hodgins (Eds) Splendid lot of seventeen issues of "Fortune" from 1931 to 1940. The collection runs as follow: - November 1931 (Vol. 4, No. 5) - May 1932 (Vol. 5, No. 5) - June 1933 (Vol. 7, No. 6) - November 1933 (Vol. 8, No. 5) - February 1935 (Vol. 11, No. 2) - June 1935 (Vol. 11, No. 6) - September 1935 (Vol. 12, No. 3) - February 1936 (Vol. 13, No. 2) - March 1936 (Vol. 13, No. 3) - May 1936 (Vol. 13, No. 5) - June 1936 (Vol. 13, No. 6) - July 1936 (Vol. 14, No. 1) - December 1936 (Vol. 14, No. 6) - February 1937 (Vol. 15, No. 2) - May 1937 (Vol. 15, No. 5) - August 1937 (Vol. 16, No. 2) - April 1940 (Vol. 21, No. 4) The magazines contain artworks by Harry Sternberg, Joseph W. Golinkin, Hardie Gramatky, Stevan Dohanos, WPA Federal Art Project, Paul Sample, Walton Blodgett, Millard Sheets, Georges Rouault and Picasso (July 1936 issue), Stanley Roy Badmin, Emil Holzhauer, Charles Burchfield, Ernest Hamlin Baker, Sam Berman, Antonio Petrucelli, Stuyvesant van Veen, Hobson Pittman, Thomas Benton, Pierre Brissaud, etc. With photographs by Robert Yarnall Richie, Eric Schaal, Dmitri Kessel, Otto Hagel, Yonosuke Natori, Bernard Hoffman, Herbert Matter, Heinrich Hoffman, Luke Swank, William Rittase, William Vandivert, Fritz Henle, Samuel Gottscho, Wendell MacRae, Charles Fenno Jacobs, Ludwig Bemelmans, Gabriel Moulin, Valentino Sarra, Margaret Bourke-White, Pirie Mac Donald, George Platt Lynes, Norman Taylor, Aikins, Berenice Abbott, Erich Salomon, Alfred Buckham, etc. Including a photomontage by Sherman Price (February 1937 issue), and color photographs by Margaret Bourke-White (June 1935 issue), Mettee-Frittita, Paul A. Hesse Studios, Arthur Gerlach, Aikins, Madame Yevonde (Yevonde Middleton), Holmes I. Mettee, Ralph Royle, Peter Nyholm, John Phillips, Leigh Irwin and Nicholas Langen. Sporadic rubbing along edges. The February 1935 issue with front cover slightly chipped along edges, and with sporadic and clear water-staining along upper margin of a few pages. The May 1936 issue with sporadic rippling and clear water-staining along upper margin of a few pages. The February 1937 issue with lower margin of pages slightly rippled due to damp exposure, and upper corner of pages bumped. The April 1940 issue with upper corner of pages bumped. Wrappers and interior in overall good to very good condition.
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The Jewish Encyclopedia: The History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day (Complete in 12 Volumes)

Singer, Isidore (ed.) Quartos. Full black pebbled leather with blind-stamped ruling on the cover. Spines with blind-stamped motifs and gilt lettering. Top edges of book blocks in gilt. Volumes protected by modern soft mylar jackets. Containing over 15,000 articles and more than 2,000 illustrations, this massive encyclopedia is a remarkable work of Jewish scholarship. Much of its material is still indispensable in the research of Jewish history. For events prior to 1900, this work is considered superior to the more recent publications of Jewish Encyclopedia's in English. It was prepared by more than 400 scholars and specialists. All volumes with frontispieces in either color, b/w or duo tone, all protected by tissue-guards. Two frontispieces with printed overlay, as published. Illustrations are b/w & duo tone photographic reproductions of paintings, drawings, engravings, diagrams, maps, plans, photographs, portraits, documents, fragments, tables, genealogical trees, musical scores, etc. Some illustrations in rich, vibrant colors but majority in b/w. Bindings with rubbing to extremities and edges, including hinges of the spines. Some light scratches and or smudges to covers of a few volumes. Spines sunned and rubbing to some. Interiors with the name of the previous owner in ink on the front free endpapers. Bindings in good- to very good-. Interiors in very good+ to near fine condition overall. * The set is heavy and will require extra shipping costs.
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Francisci Turretini Opera: Institutio Theologiae Elencticae; Disputationes. 4-vol. set (Complete)

Turrettino, Francisco (François Turrettini) Quarto (9 x 6"). xlviii, 639, [1]pp (Vol. 1); 661, [1]pp (Vol. 2); xxxiii, [1], 562pp (Vol. 3); xxi, [3], 783, [1]pp (Vol. 4). Uncut. Modern grey cloth, with gold lettering to spines. Complete 4-vol. set of Turrettini's works, comprising the following: - Institutio Theologiae Elencticae (Vols. 1, 2 and 3) - Disputationes The author's "Institutio Theologiae Elencticae" (originally published in 3 parts in Geneva, between 1679 and 1685) was the culmination of Reformed scholasticism. The "Institutes" uses the scholastic method to dispute a number of controversial issues. In it François Turrettini defended the view that the Bible is God's verbally inspired word. He also argued for infralapsarianism and federal theology. The "Institutes" was widely used as a textbook, up to its use at Princeton Theological Seminary by the Princeton theologians only to be replaced by Charles Hodge's "Systematic Theology" in the late 19th century. Of his other disputations, his most important are "De Satisfactione Christi disputationes (1666) and De necessaria secessione nostra ab Ecclesia Romana et impossibili cum ea syncretismo (published in 1687). He wrote the Helvetic Consensus, a Reformed confession written against Amyraldianism, with J. H. Heidegger in 1675. Turrettini greatly influenced the Puritans, but until recently, he was a mostly forgotten Protestant scholastic from the annals of church history, though the English translation of his Institutes of Elenctic Theology is increasingly read by students of theology. John Gerstner called Turrettini "the most precise theologian in the Calvinistic tradition." Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of each front cover, pocket on inside of each back cover, and stamp at verso of title page in first volume. Bindings in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good condition. About the author: François Turrettini (1623-1687; also known as Francis Turretin) was a Genevan-Italian Reformed scholastic theologian. Turrettini is especially known as a zealous opponent of the theology of the Academy of Saumur (embodied by Moise Amyraut and called Amyraldianism), as an earnest defender of the Calvinistic orthodoxy represented by the Synod of Dort, and as one of the authors of the Helvetic Consensus, which defended the formulation of predestination from the Synod of Dort and the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
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Neo-Babylonian Letters from Erech [Yale Oriental Series. Babylonian Texts, Vol. III]

Clay, Albert T. Quarto (11 3/4 x 8 3/4"). 26, [2]pp (Text), 76 leaves (Plates). Modern 3/4 black cloth over blue paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine. The 200 letters contained in this volume were found at Warka, the ruins of which represent all that remains of the ancient city of Erech, one of the four cities of Nimrod's kingdom (Genesis X:10), and one of the earliest cities known in history. The letters were written in the era during the period from Kandalanu, a contemporary of Ashurbanipal, to Darius I (522-486 B.C.). This is determined from a study of the names contained in the letters in connection with the names of many temple officials which occur in the dated documents. Texts Nos. 175 and 176 are dated in the reign of Darius. A number of royal letters contained in this work are also of special interest. The salutation and other data in Letter No. 1 make the identification of the writer with King Nebuchadnezzar reasonably certain. Two of the addressees of Letter No. 3, perhaps even the third whose name appears in an abbreviated form, are the same as in No. 1, making it entirely reasonable to infer that the writer of this letter was also Nebuchadnezzar, as it is addressed to Enurta-shar-usur, who figures in Nos. 1 and 3. The Royal Letter No. 2, addressed to Kurbanni-Marduck, who was a director (satammu) of the storehouse in the reign of Nabonidus, makes it highly probable that the writer was that king. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Upper and lower front corners slightly bumped, not affecting pages throughout. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, pocket on inside of back cover, and stamp at top and bottom edges. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition.
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Letters and Contracts from Erech Written in the Neo-Babylonian Period [Babylonian Inscriptions in the Collection of James B. Nies – Vol. I]

Keiser, Clarence Elwood Quarto (11 1/4 x 8 1/2"). 42, [2]pp (Text), 60 leaves (Plates). Modern full blue cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Dr. Keiser's book is the first volume in a series which proposes to publish the "Babylonian Inscriptions in the Collection of James B. Nies," and Dr. Keiser himself is one of that school of young Assyriologists which Professor Clay of Yale University has founded and developed. In this work, 177 texts are published. They consist of letters and contracts from Erech, the ancient Uruk, written in the Neo-Babylonian period. There are 94 letters, 36 legal documents, and 47 temple administrative records. The letters are legible only in part, but the contracts are well preserved. The chief value of these texts is philological, but they contain in addition much material valuable for a study of the social, commercial, and administrative institutions of the Neo-Babylonian empire. There are records of debts, taxes, rents, and mortgages; of exchange, interest, leases, sales, payments, and receipts; there are records of notes promissory and of slaves, of lists of witnesses and balance of accounts, of sheep bought for sacrifice and of taxes to be paid by women. For example, No. 67 contains a request that wine be sent to the sun-god Shamash for sacrifices; Nos. 18, 34, 62 and 93 refer to a common oriental custom, convenanting with salt. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, pocket on inside of back cover, and stamp at top and bottom edges. Upper corners slightly bumped, not affecting pages throughout. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition.
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Early Babylonian Letters from Larsa [Yale Oriental Series. Babylonian Texts, Vol. II]

Lutz, Henry Frederick Quarto (11 3/4 x 8 3/4"). xii, [2], 41, [3]pp (Text), 57 leaves (Plates). Modern 3/4 black cloth over blue paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine. The present volume contains 152 official and private letters found in the Babylonian Collection of Yale University. These letters were written in the classical age of Babylonian history (ca. 2000 B.C.). Most of the tablets, from which the copies were made, are unbaked and a large number are in a rather poor state of preservation. Practically all these letters come from the mounds at Senkereh, which represents the site of the ancient city of Larsa (Ellasar of Gen. 14:1). This is borne out by the fact that most of them were acquired by the Yale Collection together with a large number of business and legal contracts, which bear Larsa dates. Most of the letters refer to business matters and seem to have belonged to the archives of the temple. Letters of administrative, judicial, military and purely private or social content, are less frequent among them. Letter No. 94 is dated in the reign of Rim-Sin. Letters Nos. 6, 19, 32 and 82 can be fixed as belonging to the reign of Hammurabi. Letter No. 19 mentions both Hammurabi and Sin-idinnam, while No. 32 is a letter of the king. 33 selected letters have been transcribed in English. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, typed information on inside of back cover, and stamp at top and bottom edges. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition.
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Archives from Erech, Time of Nebuchadrezzar and Nabonidus [Goucher College Cuneiform Inscriptions, Vol. I]

Dougherty, Raymond Philip Quarto (11 1/2 x 8 3/4"). 67, [3]pp (Text), 56 leaves (Plates). 3/4 dark blue cloth over tan paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine. The 420 texts of this volume belong to the reigns of Nebuchadrezzar and Nabonidus, 262 to the reign of Nebuchadrezzar (604-561 B. C.) and 158 to the reign of Nabonidus (555-538 B. C.). These two kings together reigned a total of 60 years of the 87 years years representing the Neo-Babylonian period, from the first year of Nabopolassar (625 B. C.) to the capture of Babylon by Cyrus (538 B. C.). Of noteworthy importance, there are 19 seal impressions. 13 are records of wine received by Gimillu, the son of Ardia, for goldsmiths, coppersmiths, blacksmiths, weavers, shoemakers, farmers, cattlemen and sheep shearers (See Nos. 76, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 136, 138, 171, 182, 183). Five tablets are records of flour and barley received by Ina-silli- Nergal for similar workmen (See Nos. 105, 106, 137, 147, 150). The most common symbol of these seals is the figure of a worshipper with hand outstretched to a star or crescent, or both. Minor shelf wear, with slight and sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front cover, typed information on inside of back cover, and stamp at top and bottom edges. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition.
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Freeland: Periodical of the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization. Bound volume containing all the issues published between December 1944 (First Series, Vol. I, No. 1) to January – February 1949 (Vol. 5, No. 1), and from September – October 1951 (Second Series, Vol. 1, No. 1) to April-June 1957 (Vol. X, No. 2)

Steinberg, Isaac Nathan (Ed.) Quarto (11 X 8 1/2"). Between 16 to 24 pages per issue. Magazines bound with their original printed wrappers. Original publisher's olive cloth, with yellow lettering to spine and front cover. Top edge red. The collection runs as follow: 12/1944 (Vol. 1, No. 1); 02/1945 (Vol. 1, No. 2); 04/1945 (Vol. 1, No. 3); 06/1945 (Vol. 1, No. 4); 02/1946 (Vol. 2, No. 1); 03/1946 (Vol. 2, No. 2); 04-05/1946 (Vol. 2, No. 3); 06-07/1946 (Vol. 2, No. 4); 09-10/1946 (Vol. 2, No. 5); 11-12/1946 (Vol. 2, No. 6); 01-02/1947 (Vol. 3, No. 1); 05-06/1947 (Vol. 3, No. 2); 11-12/1947 (Vol. 3, No. 3); 05-06/1948 (Vol. 4, No.2) (as per OCLC, there was no Vol. 4, No. 1 issue published); 01-02/1949 (Vol. 5, No. 1); 09-10/1951 (Second Series, Vol. 1, No. 1); 11-12/1951 (return of the first series numerotation: Vol. 6, No. 2); 02-03/1952 (Vol. 6, No. 3); 04-05/1952 (Vol. 6, No.4); 06-07-08/1952 (Vol. 6, No. 5); 09-10/1952 (Vol. 6, No. 6); 01-02/1953 (Vol. 7, No. 1); 03-04/1953 (Vol. 7, No. 2); 05-06/1953 (Vol. 7, No. 3); 09-10/1953 (Vol. 8, No. 4); 11-12/1953 (Vol. 8, No. 5); 03-04/1954 (Vol. 8, No. 6); 05-06-07/1954 (Vol. 8, No. 7); 09-10/1954 (Vol. 8, No. 8); 03-04/1953 (Vol. 7, No. 2); 11-12/1954 (Vol. 8, No. 9); 04-05/1955 (Vol. 8, No. 10); 06-07/1955 (Vol. 8, No. 11); 11-12/1955 (Vol. 8, No. 12); 01-02/1956 (Vol. 9, No. 1); 04-05/1956 (Vol. 9, No. 2); 03-04/1953 (Vol. 7, No. 2); 06-07-08/1956 (Vol. 9, No. 3); 11-12/1956 (Vol. 9, No. 4); 01-02-03/1957 (Vol. 10, No. 1); 04-05-06/1957 (Vol. 10, No. 2). Of importance, the January / February 1947 issue contains the following topics: "Surinam Offers a Jewish Haven," "Political Negotiations and Prospects," "Territorialism, Autonomy, Nationhood." The following issue (May / June 1947) opens with the following headline: "Surinam to settle 30,000 Jews;" the November / December 1947 issue has the following headlines: "Surinam Government Welcomes Jewish Settlement," Palestine Decision" (on 11/29, 33 members of the UN voted for a Jewish State in Palestine); "The Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization had been founded in Great Britain in 1935 by the Jewish lawyer Dr Isaac Nathan Steinberg, who had fled Russia twelve years earlier. As a representative of the Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party (SRP), Steinberg had briefly joined Lenin's first cabinet in the capacity of Minister of Justice, but due to his much more liberal views on politics he was soon at loggerheads with the Bolsheviks. Even before the start of WWII, due to the persecution of Jews in Nazi-Germany, the Freeland League had searched urgently for a thinly populated area or 'Territory', somewhere in the world where Jewish colonists could settle and cultivate the land. They would become citizens of the country concerned while simultaneously retaining their own Jewish culture and Yiddish language as much as possible. For the Territorialists, Palestine was not an immediate option, since they, unlike the Zionists, did not aspire towards creating an independent Jewish state. In those days, moreover, Palestine was still ruled by the British mandate, with a limited admission policy. At first, the Freeland League focused on Australia because on that vast continent there were so many areas still sparsely populated, especially in the Northwest. Isaac Steinberg, chosen as the most convincing representative of the League due to his charismatic personality and brilliant oratory skills, launched an intensive campaign in Australia in favor of Jewish colonization. Initially it seemed that he would succeed in his objective. However, despite the support of several Australian agencies and substantial public opinion, the League failed to obtain consent from the central government in Canberra, which officially rejected the plan in 1944. They did not want a mass influx of Jewish refugees from Europe to settle as a separate group in a remote part of the country. The Freeland League did not lose heart, and two years later, in 1946, it directed its efforts in finding a sanctuary for the survivors of the Holocaust towards another sparsely populated area, and that was found in Surinam. Located on the northeast coast of South America between British Guyana and French Guyana, Surinam was still a Dutch colony at the time. Although four times the size of the Netherlands, its population amounted to no more than 180,000. The descendants of African slaves accounted for the largest ethnic group, followed by immigrants from the Indian sub-continent and Javanese from the Dutch East Indies. Smaller ethnic groups consisted of Chinese, Lebanese, Amerindians and Dutch. There was also a small community of fewer than 800 Jews, who had settled in Surinam as far back as the mid-seventeenth century. Initially - as had been the case with the Australia project - it appeared as if, during its negotiations with Surinam and the Netherlands, the Freeland League would succeed in carrying out its colonization project. A delegation of the League headed by Isaac Steinberg visited Surinam in April 1947. After negotiations with an advisory commission appointed by the governor, the delegation and the commission signed a Joint Declaration in which both parties agreed to admit a maximum of 30,000 Jewish immigrants into Surinam. The Surinamese negotiators had insisted on this number, such being smaller than that of the Javanese segment of the population. On June 27, 1947, after a heated debate, the Staten (the Surinam parliament) decided thus to admit this maximum number of 30,000 Jews 'under stipulations to be agreed on at a later stage'. The colonization pursued by the Freeland League targeted the Saramacca district, west of Paramaribo, the capital city of Surinam. At the end of 1947 and the beginning of 1948, a small group of American experts commissioned by the League made a thorough survey of the spot and concluded in their report that the area referred to was suitable for the Jewish colonization. The Freeland League would cover the costs of this project (es
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Photo-Postcard Album of Actress and Filmmaker Fern Andra [INCLUDING 27 IMAGES]

n/a Oblong octavo. 8x11". String-tied brown paper wrappers with decorative black silhouette motif on the front cover. This photo-album contains 27 photo-postcards of American actress and filmmaker Fern Andra (1893-1974), who was among the leading silent film stars in Germany during the 1910s and 20s. Andra was a pioneering female filmmaker and entrepreneur in that by 1915 (at the age of 21) she was writing, directing, producing and staring in films from her own production company "Fern Andra-Film". These days she is perhaps best known for having starred in Robert Wiene's 1920 horror film "Genuine: The Tragedy of a Vampire", considered a follow-up to his groundbreaking "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari". By 1928 she moved to the UK and then back to the United States. By 1930 she had retired from acting and filmmaking. Most of the cards are printed in sepia-toned photogravure, and the last two are actual silver gelatin photographic prints. The cards were produced by Verlag Ross and Film-Sterne (the same company under a previous name), and have identification numbers printed in the lower left corner. 21 of the cards bare the additional stamp of "Atelier Fern Andra", in the bottom right corner of the images, which seem to indicate that they were self-produced photo shoots by Andra's own business. 10 images are depict Andra in posed relaxed scenes at home, 7 of those include a caption stating "in ihrem heim" (in her home). 3 images show her in interestingly composed mirror shots sitting on the ground next to a sofa. One image is a still from her 1916 film "Die Seele einer Frau" (The Soul of a Woman). Album with light rubbing and/or creasing to extremities. A small stain in the upper left corner of the front cover. Light stains along the top margin of some of the initial leaves. All images clean and bright. Wrappers in very good, interior in very good-, photographs in very good+ to near fine condition overall. Quite scarce. Album protected by modern mylar.