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Horkheimer, Max, editor. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR SOZIALFORSCHUNG. VIII. Jahrgang (1939), Doppelheft 1/2. Paris: Felix Alcan 1939. 1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 320 pages. Published "im Auftrag des Instituts für Sozialforschung von Max Horkheimer." The very scarce final issue prior to the journals exile and metamorphosis with the next issue vol VIII Nr. 3 into "Studies in Philosophy and Social Science," under the imprint of the Institute for Social Research in New York.
This is Vienna-trained Bible scholar Shalom Spiegel's copy; laid in is a signed letter from Leo Lowenthal on the letterhead of the International Institute for Social Research reminding Spiegel of his lunch appointment with Horkheimer and referencing Horkheimer's article in this issue on Antisemitism "which I mentioned to you on the phone this morning."
This volume also includes the first appearance of Karl Wittfogel's monumental article, "The Society of Ancient China," Adorno's "Fragmente über Wagner," Horkheimer's "Die Juden und Europa," (referred to above), Walter Benjamin's "Über einige Motive bei Baudelaire," as well as bookreviews by Adorno, Marcuse, Hans Mayer, Fromm, Benjamin, Julian Gumperz, Felix Weil, Henryk Grossman, etc. Light wear to covers, otherwise Very Good Condition. A beautiful association copy of this scarce and important journal. (#13041) $1000.00
2. Gleizes, Albert. KUBISMUS. München, A. Langen, 1928. 1st edition. Cloth, Large 8vo, 101 pages. Heavily illustrated. 23 cm. In German. Bauhausbücher Nr. 13. . Includes 47 full-page illustrations, and 2 pages of publisher's ads. First German edition of Gleizes' "Cubisme" (Gent 1918), translated by Eulin Grohmann. Typography and design are by L. Moholy-Nagy; the Bauhausbücher series is edited by Walter Gropius and Moholy-Nagy. A nice example from the famed Bauhausbücher series, which was published through the Bauhaus and shows the typically wonderful modernist examples of typeface and layout. Books from this series are really museum-exhibit pieces; any show or publication on the Bauhaus typically displays examples from this series. This is perhaps an especially apropos example as it documents one of the major influences on Bauhaus design, Cubism. Some wear & staining to cloth, including a small damp-bubble at the top of the front cover. Top & bottom of spine are bumped through, but this is otherwise a good, solid, internally clean copy of this classic. (#13042) $800.00
3. [Zarnower, Teresa]. OBRONA WARSZAWY, LUD POLSKI W OBRONIE STOLICY (WRZESIEN, 1939 ROKU). New York, Polish labor group, 1942. First Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 61 pages. Includes eight photographic illustrations, including three full-page photomontages by Polish avant-garde artist Teresa Zarnower, and original pictorial wrappers with two additional photomontages by Zarnower. Text in Polish. Published by the heavily Jewish Polish Labor Group in New York. The Destruction of Warsaw. (#8595) Light wear, Very Good Condition. $300.00
4. Another Copy, Light wear, cover cleanly half-detached at spine, Good Condition. (#8621) $200.00
5. Bayer, Herbert; Gropius, Walter; Gropius, Ise. BAUHAUS 1919-1928. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. Cloth, 4to. 224 pages. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs. Designed by Herbert Bayer. Published to accompany the groundbreaking exhibit at the Moma which which had a huge impact on America's embrace of Modern Design. This copy includes the very scarce dust jacket in red, black and white with black & white photographic design to front. Bound in yellow cloth with black and red lettering to front boards and spine. On front board the title appears as "Bauhaus Weimar. 1919-1925. Dessau 1925-1928." Top corners bumped. Binding is darkened slightly at spine head and tail and at corners. Edges are slightly darkened and soiled. Internally in very good condition with previous owner's pencil signature to front end paper. Jacket is darkened slightly and edgeworn with several tears and small amount of paper loss at spine head and tail and foldovers. Otherwise, this copy is clean and without marks and an attractive, Very Good Condition copy in an almost Very Good jacket. (#13043) $500.00