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Collection of Books, Offprints and Ephemera, rare Association - copies from the personal library of american writer, Peter Viereck

93. Viereck, Peter.

Collection of Books, Offprints and Ephemera, rare Association – copies from the personal library of american writer, Peter Viereck as well as from other famous libraries of philosophers and writers in Peter Viereck’s circle of friends. [Detailed photographs on our website under “Libraries & Collections”] – The Collection includes a wonderful association-copy between the first african american pulitzer prize-winner, poet Gwendolyn Brooks and Peter Viereck, also an interestingly inscribed association copy of Viereck’s “Conservatism Revisited”, sent to philospher and logician Willard Van Orman Quine, a signed version of Peter Viereck’s book “Shame and Glory of the Intellectuals – Babbitt Jr. vs. the Rediscovery of Values”, an inscribed book by Harry Levin to Peter Viereck, an inscribed book by Peter’s father, George Sylvester Viereck, as well as other books of interest. Also included is a larger collection of ephemeral material and offprints, listed here: 1. “Peter Viereck – Profile” – Article by E.V. Griffith in “Poetry Now”, Vol, VI, No. 2 [Issue 32] – With three excellent photographs of Viereck, shown throughout the article. Griffith discusses Viereck’s genesis as a writer, his time in Harvard and his important contribution to conservatism etc. / 2. Peter Viereck – “The Last Decade in Poetry- New Dilemmas and New Solutions” (In this 1954 – Offprint from “Literature in the Modern World”, Nashville, George Peabody College for Teachers, Viereck discusses Wallace Stevens (″Wallace Stevens’ is the sorcery of surfaces. For this he pays a price: the sacrifice of deep feeleing″and Robert Lowell) / 3. Peter Viereck – “Decorum and Terror: Homage to Goethe and Hart Crane” – Original Offprint from “Essays in Criticism”, with a manuscript correction by Viereck / 4. Peter Viereck – “New Views on Metternich” (Offprint from “The Review of Politics”) / 5. Peter Viereck – “The Rootless ‘Roots’: Defects in the New Conservatism (Original Offprint from “″The Antioch Review”, Summer 1955, issue) / 6. Galleyproof Review for NY Times Sunday Book section of Russell Kirk, by Peter Viereck – With two manuscript notes on the Galley by Peter Viereck to american philosoper and Leo Strauss admirer, Harvey Mansfield: “Harvey, many thanks for your piece on Spitzer + Auerbach which meant a lot to me (I’d known Spitzer). Warm regards to both of you – Peter” and a second manuscript entry by Viereck: “Saw Brodsky …..Finishing a new book…poems – Peter” [Mansfield and Viereck must have sent the Galley back and forth between each other]. / 7. Peter Viereck – “First Advance Reviews on “McCarthy and the Communists” by James Rorty and Moshe Decter – With a highlighting of the review-citation of Peter Viereck’s opinion “All conservative and liberals reading this irrefutable indictment of McCarthy’s methods should unite to conserve our traditional Constitutional framework against subversion by McCarthyism as well as by Communism” / 8. “Peter Viereck – A List of his principal works” / 9. Peter Viereck – “Unlaughing and Untragic” – (Original Offprint from “American Quarterly” with some markings by Viereck, ticking off each paragraph) / 9. Peter Viereck – “Reply to a critique of one of Viereck’s publications” / 10. Peter Viereck – “Ogling through Ice: The Sullen Lyricism of Georg Heym” [Original Offprint from “Books abroad”, April 1971, 11 pages – Including Peter Viereck’s Translation of Georg Heym’s poem “Letze Wache” (″Final Vigil”)] / 11. Original Book Review by Jacques Barzun of Peter Viereck’s Masterpiece: “Metapolitics – From the Romantics to Hitler” – Original Offprint from “Journal of the History of Ideas, January 1942, Vol. VIII., No.1” – Including Peter Viereck’s Reply to Barzun’s “passionate” Review, calling Viereck’s book “an ardent attempt to psycho-analyze the religion of the Nazis”. 6 pages/

Notre Dame / New York and others, 1951 – c. 1955 Octavo. Original Offprints and loose pages etc. Very good condition with some minor signs of wear only. From the library of Peter Viereck.

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[Wilson, The Universal Gazetteer: or a Description of the several Empires,

99. [Wilson, Peter / Martin, Benjamin].

The Universal Gazetteer [Very Rare Dublin Edition] : or a Description of the several Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Countries, Cities, Towns, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, Mountains, Volcanos &c. in the Known World. Together with an Account of The Extent, produce, Revenue, Forces, Trade, Manufacturer, Religions &c. of the several Countries and of the Battles, Sieges and other Transactions that have sendered them remarkable. To which is prefixed a copious Introduction to Geography. The whole calculated to explain the Occurences in Modern History. Illustrated with four large and accurate Maps of Europe, Asia, Africa and America (only the Map of Asia is present: “New & Correct Map of Asia – Drawn from the latest and best Authorities by J. Gibson”). The Second Edition, in which several necessary Corrections and Material Additions have been made; the Geography of Ireland has been revised and enlarged; about four hundred entire new Articles have been added, chiefly relative to North America and Ireland, none of which are contained in the London Impression, and comprising in the whole, many thousand Places more than any other Gazzetteer; Whereby it is rendered the largest, cheapest, and most compleat Work of the Kind extant.

Dublin, Printed for Peter Wilson in Dame-Street, 1759. Small Octavo. XXXVIII, (1), 512 unnumbered pages (collation complete) with only the folded Map on Asia present and the other three maps missing. Including 6 pages of “Books, printed for and sold by Peter Wilson, in Dame-Street”. Original Hardcover (full calf on five raised bands with original spinelabel intact). Half a page in chapter “M” torn out. Faint dampstain throughout. Otherwise in very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped on the corners but absolutely firm and tight. Minor traces of foxing and staining only. Name of preowner in 17th or 18th century ink on endpaper: “Daniel Eugene MacNamara”. Very rare Dublin Edition of this publication with a full-page recommendation of the famous Lexicographer Benjamin Martin.

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Howard Zinn - Collection of important publications / working-copies from the private library of Howard Zinn

100. Zinn, Howard.

Collection of important publications / working-copies from the private library of Howard Zinn; books he privately used for his research and books that helped him in his studies of Anti-War efforts, his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement as well as his general studies of American Political History, his Political Activism and Political Criticism, his research of the United States Government and its national and international policies etc. The collection includes paperbacks and several Hardcover-publications as well. All the books are bearing Howard Zinn’s large ownership-signature to the endpaper, many have markings or/and annotations by Howard Zinn. The Collection includes: 1. Thomas D. Boettcher – Vietnam – The Valor and the Sorrow – From the home front to the front lines in words and pictures. Boston, 1985 / 2. Theodore L. Becker – Political Trials – New York, 1971 [with interesting text-markings and annotations by Howard Zinn in the chapter “The Spiegel Affair”, highlighting the name of Augstein in the “Fallex 62” Exercise – Affair, involving NATO in which “Der Speigel” reported on the mock war and Germany’s involvement through its then Defense Minister: Franz Josef Strauss” (″as defense minister, Strauss dedicated himself to equipping the German army with tactical nuclear weapons and to redefining Germany’s role in NATO” – page 9)] / 3. Michi Weglyn – “Years of Infamy” – The Untold Story of America’s Concentration Camps – New York, William Morrow and Company, 1976 [with repeated highlightings by Howard Zinn regarding “Tule Lake” and for example on page 239 that the “renunciation law would be restricted to those over seventeen years of age”] – Zinn explores here the American practice of detaining 110000 Japanese citizens in concentration camps, Zinn’s outrage is explained in several heavy textmarkings / 4. Immanuel Wallerstein – “The Modern World-System” – “Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century” – [Studies in Social Discontinuity] New York, 1974 – [With several text-markings, and detailed annotations by Howard Zinn, for example on food & luxires in feudalism etc.] / 5. Phillip Knightley – “The First Casualty” – “From the Crimea to Vietnam: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist and Myth Maker” – New York, 1975 – [With some text-markings by Howard Zinn in the chapter on World War One] / 6. Charles Tilly, Louise Tilly and Richard Tilly – “The Rebellious Century (1830-1930” – Cambridge (Mass.), Harvard University Press, 1980 – [With interesting markings, for example on Michael Lipsky making “a strong case that the strike movement owed what success it had (which was not enormous) to the fact that dramatic protests activated powerful third parties….” p. 294] / 7. Norman Moss – “Men who play God” – “The Story of the Hydrogen Bomb” – Baltimore, Penguin, 1971 / 8. Kenneth Bock – Human Nature and History – “A Response to Sociobiology” – New York, Columbia University Press, 1980 / 9. E.H.Dance – “History the Betrayer” – “A Study in Bias” – Westort (Connecticut), Greenwood Press, 1975 – [With a signed letter by Stephen van Evera to Howard Zinn, on “Tufts University” – Stationery, who sent him the book by EH Dance and who reflects on Zinn’s idea of “expanding the first part of your “Politics of History”, discussing more deeply the tendency of scholarship to hide in irrelevance, fail to evaluate and leave bitter disputes in the dark from fear of making enemies”] / 10. Edwin Fogelman – “Hiroshima – The Decision to use the A-Bomb” [Heavily marked by Howard Zinn in several chapters, reflecting on his detection of the american government’s policy of justifying the use of the Atomic Bomb, and highlighting especially Brigadier General Leslie Richard Groves’ information on the Manhattan Project: “As time went on, and as we poured more and more money and effort into the project, the government became increasingly committed to the ultimate use of the bomb….” / 11. Gloria Emerson – “Gaza” – “A Year in the Intifada – A Personal Account from an Occupied Land” New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991 – Inscribed and signed by the author Gloria Emerson to Howard Zinn / 12. H.G. Wells – “The Outline of History” – “Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind” – Complete in One Volume with all maps, charts, illustrations, diagrams etc. – New York, Garden City Publishing, 1930. /

Cambridge / London / and others, South End Press / Cambrigde University Press / Oxford University Press / Mouton & Co. and many others, c. 1966 – 2002. Octavo. c. 4500 pages. Original Hardcover- and Softcover – Volumes. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Amazing and valuable collection of publications from the personal working-library of one of America’s most important and influential social critics. All books with Howard Zinn’s ownership – signature.

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