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09/26/2016
www.genteam.at - NS-Raubgut in Nürnberg

The City of Nuremburg is seeking descendants of the former owners of the so-called Julius Streicher Collection, an assembly of more than 10,000 valuable books, manuscripts, art objects and cultural properties assembled by confiscation, theft and deportation and murder of the form largely Jewish owners. A genealogical study has been made and is viewable. I will be happy to assist in any manner I can if you feel that you are one of the descendants. Genealogical documentation is paramount.

NS-Raubgut in Nürnberg - Die Julius Streicher Sammlung

Wien, am 25. September 2016
Sehr geehrte Forschergemeinde!
Heute bitte ich Sie erneut um Ihre wertvolle Mithilfe:
Die Israelitische Kultusgemeinde (IKG) Nürnberg ist im Besitz der so genannten „Stürmer- oder Streicher-Bibliothek“, einer Sammlung von rund 10.000 durch Nazi geraubten Büchern. Diese Bibliothek den Rechtsnachfolgern zu restituieren ist der IKG ein besonderes Anliegen. Gleich vorweg möchte ich betonen, dass die Restitution kostenlos erfolgt!
Durch die Veröffentlichung einer Liste Österreichischer Vorbesitzer im September 2015 konnten bereits einige Bücher restituiert werden.
Nun finden Sie eine komplette Liste der Raubopfer unter http://www.genteam.at/index.php…
Die Liste ist frei einsehbar - es ist keine Registrierung notwendig.
Da Provenienzforschung in erster Linie Familienforschung ist, bitte ich SIE um Ihre Mithilfe in dieser so wichtigen Angelegenheit.
Ich füge untenstehend ein Schreiben von Mag. Leibl Rosenberg, Beauftragter der Stadt Nürnberg für die Sammlung IKG, bei und bitte Sie, sich mit Forschungsergebnissen und Fragen direkt an ihn zu wenden: [email protected]
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Felix Gundacker

Die genealogische Datenbank

09/17/2016
Random Squad

How we frequently see it.

Oh god, I pray I would never have to encounter a customer like her...EVER!

Random Squad 👍

Antiquariat Hindrichs Liturgical Books and Art
08/31/2016
Antiquariat Hindrichs Liturgical Books and Art

Antiquariat Hindrichs Liturgical Books and Art

Of the making of reading lists there is no end under the sun, but this one struck me as interesting. Russians have always had a different view of the role of the book in society. Their history and long isolation from outside forms of other cultural media have created and maintained its own creative ecosystem.

That is underscored by the number of Russian authors I've either not read, or never heard of, here. If you are not a literary Sinophile, there is plenty more to provoke thought in this list.

-LT

Henry Bemis Books
08/28/2016
Henry Bemis Books

Henry Bemis Books

As The New Yorker demonstrates, sometimes rare book catalogue descriptions can be as weirdly pretentious as wine scorings.

Vintage Books & Anchor Books
08/20/2016

Vintage Books & Anchor Books

Summer reading Fyodor Dostoevsky humor via Peter Steiner and The New Yorker Cartoons.

At the Antiquariat, we like to research motifs through the centuries, and the more we conduct such research, the more we...
06/28/2016

At the Antiquariat, we like to research motifs through the centuries, and the more we conduct such research, the more we see that nothing has changed.

04/27/2016
All 4

The tough life of an antiquarian bookman.

How to haggle successfully. Sort of...

American Library Association
04/15/2016

American Library Association

Because Buffy couldn't have stopped the Apocalypse without access to rare books. #LibrariesTransform
-from ALA staff member, Deborah Caldwell Stone.

Book Animations
04/05/2016
Book Animations

Book Animations

Just for fun, some GIF animations of images from books and manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. All of the GIFs …

A great page to check out!
04/02/2016
Musings of a Bookslut

A great page to check out!

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.
One does not love breathing.
~ Harper Lee ~

An Inscribed Copy of the First American Feminist Novel to Explore Female Sexuality. Plagiarized by Henry James, who libe...
03/04/2016

An Inscribed Copy of the First American Feminist Novel to Explore Female Sexuality. Plagiarized by Henry James, who liberally helped himself to characters and plot synopses, “Emily Chester” continued to have a major impact on American letters for decades after the anonymous author’s untimely death.

[Crane, Anne Moncure] Emily Chester. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. The Third Edition, appearing shortly after the First Edition in the year of the First Edition. Small 8vo., original publisher’s purple cloth with the blindstamped Ticknor and Fields logo on front and rear boards, worn extremities but a tight binding, largely clean and in very good condition. This copy is further distinguished by the eponymous signature of the anonymous author - as “Emily Chester” - in an inscription to “Mrs. H.M. Dearborn from Emily Chester. Christmas 1864.” The Dobkin Family Collection of Feminism 4654831

Anne Crane was born in Baltimore in 1838, five years before Henry James. During a period beginning in 1864 and ending with her early death in 1872, she became well known for her daring society fiction. Her three novels, published by Boston's quality publisher, pushed the exploration of women's desires and discontents so far and dealt so categorically with the sexual manners of the American leisure class, both in the South and in New York, that Crane acquired a reputation as a scandalous writer. A few weeks after her death, the Nation published a uniquely ill-natured obituary note expressing the hope that her immoral influence would cease now that she was dead. The obituarist's wish was gratified. Crane's novels went out of print, and she soon disappeared from the literary record.

But Crane's was an important voice in early American realism, one that had a decisive influence on Henry James. Her 1869 story, “Little Bopeep,” was partly about a young woman who “was the very apotheosis of the ordinary”. Crane was one of Howells's first admirers, and in Reginald Archer she would have one of her most conventional ladies “object … to realistic novels, as being too much like life”. When the Galaxy was started up in 1866 she was solicited for a story (Crane to Church, 22 February 1866, William Conant Church Papers, NYPL) and soon became a regular contributor; the Atlantic also approached her, but without success.

Anne Moncure Crane (Seemüller) (January 7, 1838 – December 10, 1872) was an American writer of the popular novels Emily Chester, Opportunity and Reginald Archer. Her writing explored female sexual desire, making it controversial in some quarters of post-Civil War American society. The author Henry James, among others, was influenced by Crane's books.

Crane was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838, daughter of William and Jean Crane. Her family were merchants and led a comfortable middle class lifestyle. An ancestor, Thomas Stone, had signed the Declaration of Independence - an illustrious connection that would later be attached to one of Crane's literary characters. Crane was taught by a local pastor, the Reverend N.A. Morrison. Her physical characteristics are described in a book on Southern writers thus:

"Miss Crane looks the 'woman of genius,' having large features, her nose aquiline and prominent, her mouth large, but rather pleasant, her chin firm, her brow moderate and well arched : her eyes are dark, and have a bright outlook on this world ; her hair is dark and very luxuriant she wears it piled up according to the present 'Japanese' style. She is tall, but not ungraceful. She prides herself on making all her own clothes, and being able to do everything for herself, which is very commendable. A friend calls her 'an universal genius' who is very ambitious, thinking 'an intellectual woman ought to do everything.'"

Crane married Augustus Seemüller, a New York merchant, in 1869. They left Baltimore to settle in New York City. Crane thereafter lived in relative comfort and was able to afford several tours of Europe. She died in Stuttgart, Germany, where she had gone to "take the waters" in the hope of relief from chronic hepatitis. Her remains, as well as those of her husband, are interred beside her father's in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore.

Prior to the publication of her three novels, Crane wrote several short stories for the Galaxy and Putnam's Monthly. In 1873, a collection of miscellaneous essays was published posthumously.

Emily Chester

In 1858, when Crane was twenty, she competed with a number of her friends to see who could write the best novel. The result of the friendly competition was the work that would set Crane upon her distinguished path – the novel Emily Chester. When the novel was completed, it was taken to Messrs. Ticknor & Fields, Boston, by a writer who was a stranger to them. She was told that they could not even entertain the idea of publishing it, as they were overcrowded with previous engagements; but upon her urging the point, she was politely allowed to leave the book for inspection. Within two weeks from that time they sent a contract for its publication, addressed to the "Author of 'Emily Chester; and it was not until Crane returned the paper signed in full that they knew the name of the writer whose novel they had bound themselves to publish.Nevertheless, the first edition was published anonymously. On the title page is a quotation from Goethe, "It is in her monstrosities that Nature discloses to us her secrets."

At the heart of the work was the dilemma of the title character, who married a respectable, if boring, middle class gentleman, and later fell in love with a more dashing man of her community. The fierce moral debate that subsequently raged inside Emily - whether to stay faithful to her husband, or to pursue her passion for her real love - eventually had a deleterious effect on her physical health. A conclusion came about, morbidly, with Emily’s death.

Critical reception

Emily Chester was published in 1864 and proved surprisingly popular. The book went through ten editions and was published in Europe as well as the United States. A dramatic play based on the book was even created, exploiting the intriguing new set-up that Crane had introduced – the respectable woman tempted to the verge of adultery, and the resulting effect that the moral predicament has on her personally.
Crane and Henry James

In Henry James and the 'Woman Business' (2004), writer Alfred Habegger accuses Henry James of plagiarizing Crane's novels after her death and rewriting them under his own name. He believes that a scathing anonymous obituary was in fact written by James who had every reason, he contends, to want her forgotten,

"For the unknown writer of this shockingly nasty death notice, Seemüller [Crane] was a monster of such power and proportions that it was necessary, publicly, to drive a stake through her heart. It was essential that this novelist never rise again.

What better authorization would James have needed for his slightly risky enterprise of appropriating and rewriting Seemüller's novels? She was dead and buried ... It would be a civilized and responsible act to turn her shapeless and immoral narratives into a novel of rounded perfection."

Opportunity

Her second book, entitled Opportunity, was published at the close of 1867, and was welcomed by the many admirers of Emily Chester, although it did not create such a furore. It was thus noticed in a Southern journal, by Paul H. Hayne, a poet:

"This is no common romance. Depending but slightly upon the nature of its plot and outward incidents, its power is almost wholly concentrated upon a deep, faithful, subtle analysis of character. Indeed, it is rather a series of peculiar psychological studies, than a novel in the ordinary sense of the term.

Two male characters brothers divide the reader's interest. One is a brilliant, susceptible, but frivolous nature, possessing, no doubt, capacities for good, yet too feeble to arrest and to develop them. The other is a strong, passionate, manly, upright soul, who, in the blackest hours of misfortune and doubt, feels that there are instinctive spiritual truths which a man must cling to, would he avoid destruction. These brothers, so diverse in temperament, encounter and fall in love with the same woman.

We close our notice of Miss Crane's production with the remark that no tale has recently appeared, North or South, which is so full of rich evidences of genuine psychological power, a profound study of character in some of
its most unique spiritual and mental manifestations, and fervid artistic aspirations, destined to embody themselves gloriously in the future."

Reginald Archer

Crane's third book was Reginald Archer published in 1871. Habegger claimed that the protagonist of this novel, Christie Archer, was the inspiration for The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.

An Inscribed Copy of the First American Feminist Novel to Explore Female Sexuality. Plagiarized by Henry James, who liberally helped himself to characters and plot synopses, “Emily Chester” continued to have a major impact on American letters for decades after the anonymous author’s untimely death.

[Crane, Anne Moncure] Emily Chester. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. The Third Edition, appearing shortly after the First Edition in the year of the First Edition. Small 8vo., original publisher’s purple cloth with the blindstamped Ticknor and Fields logo on front and rear boards, worn extremities but a tight binding, largely clean and in very good condition. This copy is further distinguished by the eponymous signature of the anonymous author - as “Emily Chester” - in an inscription to “Mrs. H.M. Dearborn from Emily Chester. Christmas 1864.” The Dobkin Family Collection of Feminism 4654831

Anne Crane was born in Baltimore in 1838, five years before Henry James. During a period beginning in 1864 and ending with her early death in 1872, she became well known for her daring society fiction. Her three novels, published by Boston's quality publisher, pushed the exploration of women's desires and discontents so far and dealt so categorically with the sexual manners of the American leisure class, both in the South and in New York, that Crane acquired a reputation as a scandalous writer. A few weeks after her death, the Nation published a uniquely ill-natured obituary note expressing the hope that her immoral influence would cease now that she was dead. The obituarist's wish was gratified. Crane's novels went out of print, and she soon disappeared from the literary record.

But Crane's was an important voice in early American realism, one that had a decisive influence on Henry James. Her 1869 story, “Little Bopeep,” was partly about a young woman who “was the very apotheosis of the ordinary”. Crane was one of Howells's first admirers, and in Reginald Archer she would have one of her most conventional ladies “object … to realistic novels, as being too much like life”. When the Galaxy was started up in 1866 she was solicited for a story (Crane to Church, 22 February 1866, William Conant Church Papers, NYPL) and soon became a regular contributor; the Atlantic also approached her, but without success.

Anne Moncure Crane (Seemüller) (January 7, 1838 – December 10, 1872) was an American writer of the popular novels Emily Chester, Opportunity and Reginald Archer. Her writing explored female sexual desire, making it controversial in some quarters of post-Civil War American society. The author Henry James, among others, was influenced by Crane's books.

Crane was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1838, daughter of William and Jean Crane. Her family were merchants and led a comfortable middle class lifestyle. An ancestor, Thomas Stone, had signed the Declaration of Independence - an illustrious connection that would later be attached to one of Crane's literary characters. Crane was taught by a local pastor, the Reverend N.A. Morrison. Her physical characteristics are described in a book on Southern writers thus:

"Miss Crane looks the 'woman of genius,' having large features, her nose aquiline and prominent, her mouth large, but rather pleasant, her chin firm, her brow moderate and well arched : her eyes are dark, and have a bright outlook on this world ; her hair is dark and very luxuriant she wears it piled up according to the present 'Japanese' style. She is tall, but not ungraceful. She prides herself on making all her own clothes, and being able to do everything for herself, which is very commendable. A friend calls her 'an universal genius' who is very ambitious, thinking 'an intellectual woman ought to do everything.'"

Crane married Augustus Seemüller, a New York merchant, in 1869. They left Baltimore to settle in New York City. Crane thereafter lived in relative comfort and was able to afford several tours of Europe. She died in Stuttgart, Germany, where she had gone to "take the waters" in the hope of relief from chronic hepatitis. Her remains, as well as those of her husband, are interred beside her father's in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore.

Prior to the publication of her three novels, Crane wrote several short stories for the Galaxy and Putnam's Monthly. In 1873, a collection of miscellaneous essays was published posthumously.

Emily Chester

In 1858, when Crane was twenty, she competed with a number of her friends to see who could write the best novel. The result of the friendly competition was the work that would set Crane upon her distinguished path – the novel Emily Chester. When the novel was completed, it was taken to Messrs. Ticknor & Fields, Boston, by a writer who was a stranger to them. She was told that they could not even entertain the idea of publishing it, as they were overcrowded with previous engagements; but upon her urging the point, she was politely allowed to leave the book for inspection. Within two weeks from that time they sent a contract for its publication, addressed to the "Author of 'Emily Chester; and it was not until Crane returned the paper signed in full that they knew the name of the writer whose novel they had bound themselves to publish.Nevertheless, the first edition was published anonymously. On the title page is a quotation from Goethe, "It is in her monstrosities that Nature discloses to us her secrets."

At the heart of the work was the dilemma of the title character, who married a respectable, if boring, middle class gentleman, and later fell in love with a more dashing man of her community. The fierce moral debate that subsequently raged inside Emily - whether to stay faithful to her husband, or to pursue her passion for her real love - eventually had a deleterious effect on her physical health. A conclusion came about, morbidly, with Emily’s death.

Critical reception

Emily Chester was published in 1864 and proved surprisingly popular. The book went through ten editions and was published in Europe as well as the United States. A dramatic play based on the book was even created, exploiting the intriguing new set-up that Crane had introduced – the respectable woman tempted to the verge of adultery, and the resulting effect that the moral predicament has on her personally.
Crane and Henry James

In Henry James and the 'Woman Business' (2004), writer Alfred Habegger accuses Henry James of plagiarizing Crane's novels after her death and rewriting them under his own name. He believes that a scathing anonymous obituary was in fact written by James who had every reason, he contends, to want her forgotten,

"For the unknown writer of this shockingly nasty death notice, Seemüller [Crane] was a monster of such power and proportions that it was necessary, publicly, to drive a stake through her heart. It was essential that this novelist never rise again.

What better authorization would James have needed for his slightly risky enterprise of appropriating and rewriting Seemüller's novels? She was dead and buried ... It would be a civilized and responsible act to turn her shapeless and immoral narratives into a novel of rounded perfection."

Opportunity

Her second book, entitled Opportunity, was published at the close of 1867, and was welcomed by the many admirers of Emily Chester, although it did not create such a furore. It was thus noticed in a Southern journal, by Paul H. Hayne, a poet:

"This is no common romance. Depending but slightly upon the nature of its plot and outward incidents, its power is almost wholly concentrated upon a deep, faithful, subtle analysis of character. Indeed, it is rather a series of peculiar psychological studies, than a novel in the ordinary sense of the term.

Two male characters brothers divide the reader's interest. One is a brilliant, susceptible, but frivolous nature, possessing, no doubt, capacities for good, yet too feeble to arrest and to develop them. The other is a strong, passionate, manly, upright soul, who, in the blackest hours of misfortune and doubt, feels that there are instinctive spiritual truths which a man must cling to, would he avoid destruction. These brothers, so diverse in temperament, encounter and fall in love with the same woman.

We close our notice of Miss Crane's production with the remark that no tale has recently appeared, North or South, which is so full of rich evidences of genuine psychological power, a profound study of character in some of
its most unique spiritual and mental manifestations, and fervid artistic aspirations, destined to embody themselves gloriously in the future."

Reginald Archer

Crane's third book was Reginald Archer published in 1871. Habegger claimed that the protagonist of this novel, Christie Archer, was the inspiration for The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.

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