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Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member
[Eton: 1918-21] - Large sheet of thick sugar paper, recto with 12 mounted monochrome photographic portraits, each signed and (but for one) dated... More
[Eton: 1918-21] - Large sheet of thick sugar paper, recto with 12 mounted monochrome photographic portraits, each signed and (but for one) dated between 1918 and 1921, verso with 22 photographic prints, a collage of Godfrey Meynell childhood and family photographs. Paper mount a little creased and frayed, two closed tears to right edge, one or two photos trimmed effecting the signatures (not the Orwell). Excellent. An exceptionally rare signed photograph of George Orwell (signed "Eric A. Blair, '21"), presented as one of 12 signed photographs of his Eton College friends, collectively making up one side of a two-sided photo-collage assembled by (?the family of) Godfrey Maynall MC VC (1904-35), one of the twelve. The boys are: James Arthur Walker Gibson (later Lincoln's Inn barrister), Denis Sigmund Dannreuther (Captain of School, later Baliol Scholar, Fellow of All Souls, and barrister engaged in drafting Parliamentary legislation), Ralph Mirrielees Cazalet (later Kings College, then to Egypt for Shell Oil), Robert Paton Longden (later Oxford classicist and Master of Wellington), Roger Aubrey Baskerville Mynors (later Oxford Professor of Latin), Godfrey Meynell (more of him below), Maurice Gordon Whittome (later Corpus Cambridge, barrister, and Sir), Hugh St. Denys King-Farlowe (editor of The Chronicle, the wit of the year, and the prettiest of the bunch), Cyril Connolly himself (author of Enemies of Promise, 1938, the canonical chronicle of the post-War generation at Eton), Eric Arthur Blair (a.k.a. "George Orwell"), and an unidentified "Ronnie" and "Peter". All these (with the exception of Connolly, Meynell and the unidentified two) are Eton scholars from the "Election" of 1916. Connolly and Meynell were scholars from the 1917 Election, the year below, though evidently friends with their seniors. The signatures are dated between 1918 and 1921 (which was the final year of the 1916 Election). Gibson, Dannreuther, Cazalet, Longden, and Mynors are remembered by Cyril Connoly as "the Caucus", the "moral leaders" of the year, "scholar-athletes" with grand reputations who were notable for attempting to renovate the illiberal mores of Eton College in the wake of World War I. The existence of this collection of more-or-less uniform signed photographic portraits of these Eton contemporaries is explained by knowledge of an Eton tradition: boys would have their portrait taken (there was a local portrait photographer advertised in the Eton magazine), sign them, and gift them to their close friends. The tradition may seem somewhat perculiar now, even a little amorous (as sometimes of course it was), but it was at the time so common as to have been called a "fashion" by Connolly, who makes amusing mention of the practice in Enemies of Promise: "It was the fashion to have photographs of friends signed and put on the mantelpiece. I had sent Nigel mine. He refused to give me his. I took one, and he said I had stolen it. I collected photos after that like an old hostess collecting celebrities. I cultivated anyone who was a rarity, or who had not been taken, persuading them to get done for me, and rushing off with the scalp." This photo-collage derives from the family of Godfrey Meynell, and as such Meynell can be understood to have been friendly with (or at least admired, and at most loved) each of the boys here presented, Orwell included. Eric Blair (who adopted the pen-name George Orwell in the early 1930s), though certainly far from working-class and not even really milddle-class, was not ostensibly "one of" the usual Eton sort. His parents had little money, and he had to win scholaships to get himself through public school. His own pronounced sense of isolation and difference (and the potent observational perspective thus afforded) typifies a significant portion of Orwell's character as a writer. He notably had a horrible time at his prep-school St Cyprians (as related in his sardonically-titled "Such, Such Were the Joys", though he did first meet Cyril Conn Less
Price: 25000.00 GBP
Furtwängler: collection of 12 items...
Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)
NP, Germany 1951 - A collection of twelve items concerning the important German symphony conductor: one large format photograph with personal... More
NP, Germany 1951 - A collection of twelve items concerning the important German symphony conductor: one large format photograph with personal inscription on mount, one signed photographic postcard, one original photographic portrait, three signed typewritten letters, two signed handwritten postcards, one signed music manuscript, one original press photo, a signed program of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and an unused photographic postcard. 1. Wilhelm Furtwängler Press Photo. Frankfurt, United Press. 7 x 9 1/2 inch original b/w photograph of Wilhelm Furtwängler conversing with Ernst Fischer. Fischer was the "Vorstand der Philharmoniker" (Manager of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra). A rare United Press - Acne Photo dated 23.5.50. Stamped address of publisher, as well as the names of the men depicted in the photograph written in blue ink on rear of photograph. Minor creasing to photo. Attached description of image typewritten in German on piece of paper on back of photograph. Very good condition. Rare.2. Signed photograph, 6.8 x 9.2 inch photograph mounted on 11.6 x 15.6 inch photographer's mount. "Wilhelm Furtwängler," n.p., 9th March 1944, with an inscription. A nice head and shoulders profile photograph of Furtwängler. Signed by Furtwängler to the photographer's mount. Also signed by the photographer "HR.(?)" Slightly stained and creased. Bottom left corner of photograph chipped.3. Signed photograph, 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Signed "Furtwängler," in ink beneath image, n.p. n.d. Rare b/w portrait photograph. Photograph by Fayer, Vienna.4. Signed musical manuscript (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). "Wilhelm Furtwängler," n.p. n.d. . Minor age toning. Additional musical notes by Philippe Boegner slightly showing through from verso. Three bars of music from an unidentified composition. Furtwängler added, "In alter, über zwanzig jähriger unwandelbarer Freundschaft."5. Letter from Wilhelm Furtwängler to the Herrn Generalintendendanten, dated 12 September 1930. Signed by Furtwängler. Hole punched. One ink correction in his hand. Letter to the General Director of the Prussian State Theatre, Heinz Tiejten, who was director from March1930-1945. Letter deals with a production of "Walküre" to be performed at the Berlin opera. With a postscript concerning Frau Reinhart's role in the production.6. Signed typewritten letter. "Dr. W. Furtwängler," Berlin, 23rd October 1931. On his printed stationary. Hole punched and folded. Letter to the publisher Gustav Bosse about an article Professor Dr. Hans Joachim Moser wants to write about him. Furtwängler gives his approval.7. Handwritten and signed postcard. W. Furtwängler, Mannheim, 1915 (postmark), to the violinist Melanie Michaelis (1882-1941), in German. Furtwängler writes, "?Thank you very much for the lines. I am in a tremendous hurry, so I can write only these few lines. I am looking forward to seeing you?"8. Signed typewritten letter. "Wilhelm Furtwängler," Mailand, 15th April 1951. With corrections in his hand. Slightly staining on right border. To publisher Erich Seemann (1888-1966). Furtwängler adds the date and place of upcoming performances of the "Berliner Philharmonikern."9. Handwritten and signed postcard. Mannheim, dated 29 May 1924. To a music publisher in Leipzig informing him that he will be in Frankfurt between the 10th-14th of June and that they can meet at that time.10. Unused, 3 1/5" x 5 1/4" postcard of a b/w reproduction of a photograph showing Furtwängler reading a newspaper. Name in pencil twice on back, not believed to be signed by him. Very good condition.11. Original photographic portrait of Furtwängler. 6 1/4" x 9" mounted on 8" x 11" card. Oxidized around outside edges beginning to encroach on the image. Circa 1935. Photographer not noted.12. Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester. 4 page fold-out pamphlet of a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on December 19th, 1949. Cover leaf with b/w photographic reproduction showing Furtwängler. Inscribed and dated by Furtwängler in blue ink across Less
Price: 15000.00 USD
Anjos Proibidos [WITH] Various Sets...
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
Itamarati Grafica e Editora, (Ipirangia, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1991 - First edition. Small oblong quarto. Very brief text in Portuguese. Twenty-four... More
Itamarati Grafica e Editora, (Ipirangia, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1991 - First edition. Small oblong quarto. Very brief text in Portuguese. Twenty-four photographic images. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper with a small smudge on the rear panel. An exceptionally rare book of nude photography of adolescent Brazilian girls, published to accompany an exhibition of photographs in Sao Paulo. The devoutly Roman Catholic Brazilian government authorities seized and then destroyed 236 copies of the 500 copy run of this title just a week after its publication. Police raided Cabral's studio, gallery, and printer, and confiscated his negatives and existing prints of the photographs. After two years and legal vindication, Cabral received his negatives back, although in varying degrees of damage.The American edition, titled *Anjos Proibidos: Forbidden Angels*, and published by Ophelia Editions in 2000, with 27 additional photographs was again suppressed when one of the models, now grown to adulthood, sued for invasion of privacy. Despite the publisher's eventual victory in the lawsuit, the book was still effectively suppressed, and when it now appears on the secondary market, it invariably commands four figures.[WITH] publisher's maquette and proofs for the American edition, as follows: 1. a full set of printer's "blue" proofs for the photos, text, and dustwrapper on blue proofing paper; 2. a full set of same on glossy paper; and 3. a full set of the folded and gathered sheets on glossy paper, laid into a proof of the dustwrapper.A rare book, with unique accompanying material. Provenance on request. *OCLC* locates two copies of the American edition, and no copies of the Brazilian edition. Less
Price: 15000.00 USD