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Walter Benjamin – Collection

Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during the Exposition Universelle of 1900, Paris

4. Arcades Project of Walter Benjamin – Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. / [Paris during the World Exhibition in the Year 1900]

Collection of thirtyfour (34) original photographic glass-slides, allowing us to imagine the surroundings of Walter Benjamin’s “Arcades Project” and the Genesis of his Idea of “Paris as the Capital of the 19th Century”. While the Glass-Slides are NOT from Benjamin’s library or from one of his friends collections, they are contemporary artefacts which allow us to Timetravel into the Paris of Benjamin’s “Arcades” and illustrate Benjamin’s creation of the six sections of his “Arcades Project”: “Fourier, or the Arcades” ; “Daguerre, or the Panoramas”; “Grandville, or the World Exhibitions” ; “Louis-Philippe, or the Interior”; “Baudelaire, or the Streets of Paris”; “Hausmann, or the Barricades”. The slides were produced by Parisien Radio-Brom manufacturer of photographic plates and papers, “Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie”. The fantastic slides all produced around the time of the 1900 Paris Exposition (World’s Fair), known in french as “Exposition Universelle” in Paris. Included are photographic plates of the “Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt” at the “Place du Chatelet”, “Le Louvre”, “Paris – Buttes-Chaumont – Le Lac & Le Belvedere”, “Avenue de L’Opera”, “Place de Victoires”, “Gare St.Lazare – Rue de Rome”, L’Institut pris du pont des Arts”, “Gare Montsouris”, “Monument de Pasteur – Avenue de Breteuil”, “La Seine et L’Hotel de Ville”, “Pont au Change”, “Les Tuileries – avec “Charmeur d’Oiseaux”, “Le Conseil d’Etat”, “Avenue des Champs Elysees”, “Palais de Justice, Boulevard du Palais”, “Pont ALexandre III”, “Square d’Anvers”, “Grand Palais”, “Fontaine de Carpeaux”, “Jardin des Plantes” “Galerie de la Plaeontologie”, “Place du Carrousel – Arc de Triomphe”, “De Notre Dame sur l’Hotel Dieu – Tour St.Jacques – Sacre Coeur”, etc. Also included are some private images of family, picnic in the forests etc.

Paris, Exposition Universelle of 1900 / Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie., [c.1900]. 10.7 cm x 4.4 cm. 34 slides in three boxes (one of the boxes labelled: “Diapositifs de Verascope Richard”. Original Hardcover Boxes with glass-slides. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only.

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Collection of interesting and important publications on and by Walter Benjamin

Benjamin, Walter / Rang, Florens Christian / Rosenzweig, Franz.

Collection of interesting and important publications on and by Walter Benjamin, one of the most influential philosophers and aesthetic influencers of the 20th century. While the collection already contains a number of important publications, literary criticism and even a signed and annotated working-copy of Franz Rosenzweig’s “Stern der Erlösung” by Benjamin’s friend Florens Christian Rang, the collection is a work in progress and we invite offers from collectors and dealers. You can see detailed photography and descriptions in our section “Libraries & Collections”. So far the collection includes: 1. A stunning set of “Die Literarische Welt”, with many first edition articles by Benjamin and his contemporaries. Two Volumes with 94 Issues in total (31 issues in duplicate / 31 Hefte doppelt). Berlin, Ernst Rowohlt, 1925 – 1927. This original set of the early and fragile periodical with an abundance of essays, articles and reviews by Benjamin, are some of the finest examples of Benjamin’s exciting and versatile voice, forward and opinionated reflections on film and literature etc. / 2. Fantastic Collection of eight [pristine] Volumes of Philosophical Writings and Biographical Works by and on Walter Benjamin [I.Walter Benjamin – Selected Writings. Volume I (1913-1926), Volume II (1927-1934), Volume III (1935-1938) and Volume IV (1938-1940) – Translated by Rodney Livingstone and others – Edited by Marcus Bullock and Michael W.Jennings, Howard Eiland and Gary Smith / V. The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin (1910-1940) – Edited and Annotated by Gershom Scholem and Theodor W.Adorno – Translated by Manfred R.Jacobson and Evelyn M. Jacobson / VI. Walter Benjamin – Early Writings (1910 – 1917) – Translated by Howard Eiland and Others / VII. Theodor W. Adorno & Walter Benjamin – The Complete Correspondence (1928 – 1940) / VIII. Walter Benjamin – The Arcades Project – Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin] / 3.[Benjamin, Walter] Baudelaire, Charles. Tableaux Parisiens. Deutsche Übertragung mit einem Vorwort über “Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers” von Walter Benjamin. / 4. Doderer, Klaus – Walter Benjamin und die Kinderliteratur. Aspekte der Kinderkulter in den zwanziger Jahren / 5. Berger, Willy R. – Walter Benjamin als Übersetzer Baudelaires [Aufsatz in: Teilnahme und Spiegelung. Festschrift für Horst Rüdiger] / Missac, Pierre. Walter Benjamin’s Passages. / 6. [Benjamin, Walter] Leinweber, J. Walter Benjamin – Sammlung J. Leinweber. [Mit einem Vorwort von Iring Fetscher]. Marburg, Antiquariat Dr. Jörg Leinweber, 1996. / 7. Walter Benjamin, Neuester Orbis Pictus oder Die Welt in Bildern für fromme Kinder. Aus der Sammlung von Walter Benjamin. Faksimiledruck im Inselverlag. / 8. [Rang, Florens Christian / Benjamin, Walter] Rosenzweig, Franz. Der Stern der Erlösung [Hand-Exemplar / Arbeitsexemplar des Walter Benjamin-Freundes “Florens Christian Rang”. Voll signiert von Rang auf dem Titelblatt. Besitzvermerk Rang’s in Tinte. Mit interessanten Text-Markierungen Rang’s in Buntstift und Bleistift, sowie zwei Annotationen zu Text-Verweisen im hinteren Einbanddeckel. Bedeutender Fund für die Florens Christian Rang-Forschung da Walter Benjamin beide, Franz Rosenzweig und Florens Christian Rang in einem Atemzug als bedeutende Kämpfer “gegen die Idolatrie des Geistes” nennt. Die Anstreichungen in Rosenzweig’s Werk bestätigen Benjamin’s Auffassung da Sie uns erlauben Rang’s Wandlung vom Nationalisten zum politisch moderat eingestellten Konservativen teilweise nachvollziehen zu koennen. Die Publikation Rosenzweigs fällt ausserdem in die kritische Phase von Rang’s Wandlung. Die “Deutsche Bauhütte”, Rang’s publizistisches Testament seiner Entfernung vom Nationalismus, erscheint nur drei Jahre später./ Association-copy with extremely interesting text-markings and some annotations to rear pastedown by Walter Benjamin’s friend, “Florens Christian Rang”/ Of utmost interest for the evaluation of Rang’s development from nationalist to empathetic centrist. Benjamin famously mentions both, Florens Christian Rang and Franz Rosenzweig as equally important influences for his Generation in “fighting the Idolatry of the Spirit/Mind”. This makes Rang’s personal copy of Rosenzweig’s masterpiece an enormously interesting find; possibly even a key to Rang’s ideological and religious transformation]. Erste Ausgabe. Frankfurt am Main, J.Kauffmann Verlag, 1921. / 9. [Benjamin, Walter] – Walter Benjamin’s Archive – Images – Texts – Signs. Translated by Esther Leslie. Edited by Ursula Marx – Gudrun Schwarz – Michael Schwarz – Erdmut Wizisla. / 10. Walter Benjamin – Angelus Novus. Mit 4 ganzseitigen Holzschnitten von Gisela Oberbeck. Signierte, limitierte Auflage von nur 90 Exemplaren. / 11. Hans Puttnies & Gary Smith – Benjaminiana. /

Berlin and others, 1923 – 1980. Octavo. Original Hardcover / Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear.

EUR 14.500,-- 

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