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Beyond the Street, Calmer, Edgar [Ned]
1 Calmer, Edgar [Ned] Beyond the Street
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company (c.1934) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [light wear to extremities, age-toning to edges of text block, silver spine lettering somewhat rubbed but still readable, attractive custom vintage bookplate (George L. Fox) on front pastedown, signature of one-time owner (Muriel Fox, Vassar) on ffep]. The first novel by this longtime journalist, set in a big New York City high school and emphasizing "its fecundity, the strangeness of its stories, the vast social strata from which its citizens are drawn." Critic Roger Austen likened the book to Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio," and cites it for its sympathetic, "even quite sensitive," treatment of homosexuality, observing that "most of the students and teachers [in the book] are vaguely frustrated, and most of this frustration derives from unresolved sexual desires." Calmer (who as far as I know was not himself gay) was born in Chicago, and had worked for various newspapers in Paris in the late 1920s and early 1930s, while also publishing some early work in the experimental literary journal "transition"; he was a friend and associate of Ernest Hemingway, and later became one of "[Edward R.] Murrow's Boys" at CBS Radio (and later Television). He wrote one more novel as Edgar Calmer "When Night Descends," 1936), but was subsequently known as "Ned" throughout his radio and TV career. His 1961 book "All the Summer Days" is an autobiographical novel based on his years in Paris. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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A Manual for the Study of the Human Voice: Exercises and Practices for the Speaking and Singing Voice, Feuchtinger, Eugene
2 Feuchtinger, Eugene A Manual for the Study of the Human Voice: Exercises and Practices for the Speaking and Singing Voice
Chicago Perfect Voice Institute (c.1922) Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(string-bound; no dust jacket) [light external wear to covers, a few tiny spots near top of front cover]. (diagrams, photographs) The author lays out his approach in the beginning of Lesson I: "My method of voice building is unlike any system of voice training that has ever been used. I do not waste the pupil's time and money by trying to train an imperfect organ to do things which are impossible for it to do. Instead, I go straight to the root of the trouble -- the physical condition of the organ itself. I exercise and build up the controlling muscles until they are fully capable of doing the work required of them. After that, I give the vocal organ the work it is able to do." (These remarks are prefaced by a full-page portrait of Enrico Caruso on page 1, just to give you something to shoot for.) This volume contains individual lessons I through X, string-bound inside a customized binder; apparently there were 30 lessons in all, this therefore being an incomplete set, possibly used by someone who only ended up sounding one-third as good as Caruso. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Treblinka, Gumkowski, J., and A. Rutkowski
3 Gumkowski, J., and A. Rutkowski Treblinka
Warsaw (Poland) The Council for Protection of Fight and Martyrdom Monuments [1961] First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[minor edgewear only, tiny stain at right edge of front cover]. A largely photographic account of the history and operation of the Nazi extermination camp at Treblinka, apparently issued (at least in part) to help raise funds for the erection of a mausoleum at the camp site. All text is in English. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Anglo-Saxon Israel, or Israel-Britain: An Explanation of the Origin, Function and Destiny of the Norse-Anglo-Celto-Saxon Race in the British Empire, U.S.A., Holland, Scandinavia and Iceland, Rutherford, Adam
4 Rutherford, Adam Anglo-Saxon Israel, or Israel-Britain: An Explanation of the Origin, Function and Destiny of the Norse-Anglo-Celto-Saxon Race in the British Empire, U.S.A., Holland, Scandinavia and Iceland
London Published By the Author 1939 Fourth Edition Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [ex-library book with all attendant labels and markings (including date-due slip on ffep, "withdrawn" stamp on half-title page), front hinge cracked but holding, binding externally reinforced with clear tape, some pink highlighting in a couple of chapters; all plates (including several fold-outs) present and in excellent condition, as is the fold-out frontispiece map (although there is a tiny hole in it)]. (maps, diagrams, tables, plates, B&W photographs) In addition to the territory covered by that sweeping subtitlte, this, the Fourth Edition, incorporates "A Call to all the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Dutch and Scandinavian nations with A Special Call to Iceland." (There are three pages of ads in the back of the book, all for publications relating to Iceland.) This would seem to be a relatively uncommon edition of the book (earlier editions are readily available), as well as the most inclusive, i.e. the addition of "Norse-" to the hyphenated descriptor of the Race. (Previous editions spoke merely of the Anglo-Celto-Saxon Race, and put less emphasis, at least in the title, on the Scandinavian nations.) Notably absent from the "Israel Group of Nations" depicted in the frontispiece map is virtually all of Europe except for the British Isles and Scandinavia. The author of this book should not be confused with the modern-day Adam Rutherford, a British geneticist, author, and broadcaster who appears to be rather brilliant and who, I suspect, would find the content of this tome more than a little retrograde. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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