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Paul Joire - Traité d'hypnotisme. Expérimental et de Psychothérapie - 1914
Paul Joire - Traité d'hypnotisme. Expérimental et de Psychothérapie - Vigot frères, Paris, 1914. In-8° - VIII, 502 pp. - 30 x 23,4 cmExtensive chapters are devoted to lethargy, catalepsy, somnambulism, to suggestion, hysteria, obsessions, neurosis, diseases related to the will, adopted hypnosis as an analgesic in parts, to hypnosis in the treatment of digestive diseases, of cardiovascular diseases, menstruation, alcoholism, hypnosis in relation to the musical psychology and the arts, and so on. Singular illustration of stenometro, instrument created by the same Joire which was to serve for the measurement of indefinite widespread nervous energy from the bodies, indicating the health of the individual.Very interesting book. Not only does a thorough study contain the most modern methods of Hypnotism, but also if the term by a memoir on the Stenometer, an apparatus invented by the author for the study of the externalized nervous force (animal magnetism) .- Lethargy, catalepsy, somnambulism, mental suggestion, hysteria, the trac of artists, etc. Paper back binding, foxed ,yellowish brown on front pages , fair condition.
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Le livre de demain. 8 vols.
Le livre de demain. 8 vols.- Colette "Mitsou" 16 grabados de Hermann Paul. Ren� Benjam�n "Gaspard" 21 grabados de Renefer. Claude Anet "Quand la terre trembla..." 52 grabados de Jean L�b�deff. Pier Lou�s "La femme et le pantin" 28 grabados de Ch. J. Hallo. J�rome et Jean Tharaud "La randonn�e de Samba Diouf" 40 grabados de Pierre Falk�. Gustave Flaubert "Salammb�" 31 grabados de Morin-Jean. Henry Bordeaux "Une honn�te femme" 25 grabados de Paul Baudier. Francis de Miomandre "L�aventure de Th�r�se Beauchamps" 28 grabados de Roger Grillon. 8 obras en 8 vols. 4� menor, cub. (uno enc. tela). Par�s: Arth�me Fayard & Cie., s.a.
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower writes that he will help to get Nixon elected
Eisenhower Dwight 1890 - 1969 President Dwight D. Eisenhower writes to Jack Dreyfus, founder of the fund, that he will help to get Nixon elected Three weeks before the Nixon - JFK presidential election, the only 20th century U.S. President with no political experience writes "As far as the Vice President is concerned, I shall continue to do everything I possibly can to help his campaign. I shall to that end ask those who are more expert in political matters than I to consider your specific suggestion." Typed Letter Signed "Dwight D. Eisenhower" as President, 1 page, 6.75" x 9". The White House, Washington, October 18, 1960. To Jack Dreyfus, Dreyfus & Co.. Fine condition. On October 13, 1960, President Eisenhower held an "Off the Record Luncheon" at the White House for 48 members of the Republican Finance Group including Jack Dreyfus, Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., Robert Lehman, Paul Mellon, and Laurence S. Rockefeller. In full, "Thank you for your note regarding the luncheon at the White House the other day. I was delighted to know that you enjoyed it. I cannot fail to be gratified by your comments concerning my efforts of the last eight years. And, as far as the Vice President is concerned, I shall continue to do everything I possibly can to help his campaign. I shall to that end ask those who are more expert in political matters than I to consider your specific suggestion. With my personal gratitude for your support and for all you are doing to further the principles and policies in which I know we both believe, and with best wishes..." Financier Jack Dreyfus (1913-2009) founded the brokerage house Dreyfus & Co. in 1947. In 1964, Life magazine called him the "Maverick Wizard Behind the Wall Street Lion," in reference to the emblem of his fund and its aggressive marketing. Dreyfus, it said, was "the most singular and effective personality to appear in Wall Street since the days of Joseph Kennedy and Bernard Baruch." His paternal grandfather was a first cousin of Alfred Dreyfus, the protagonist of the late 19th-century anti-Semitic scandal known as the Dreyfus Affair. Dreyfus sold his mutual fund company in 1970 and established the Dreyfus Health Foundation.
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Paul Guillaume : La sculpture nègre et l'art moderne
Marchand de tableaux, collectionneur, éditeur et critique d'art, Paul Guillaume fut une des figures majeures de l'avant-garde artistique du début du XXe siècle. Il organisa notamment la première exposition d'art africain en 1917.
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Marcel PROUST A la recherche du temps perdu Grasset & Nrf, Paris 1913-1927, 12x19cm pour le premier volume & 13x19,5cm pour le second & 14,5x19,5cm pour les suivants, 13 volumes brochés sous coffrets. The first edition with all the characteristics of the first issue of the first volume (Grasset error, the first plate dated 1913, no table of contents, publisher’s catalogue at end), one of the Service de Presse (advance) copies (the head of the second plate marked with the publisher’s initials). The first edition on ordinary paper with a false edition statement stating the fifth for the second volume. Numbered first editions on pur fil paper, the re-impositions on large paper only for the other volumes. This complete set of In Search of Lost Time bears three important, attractive inscriptions from Marcel Proust to Lucien Descaves : “à monsieur Lucien Descaves. / Hommage de l’auteur. / Marcel Proust” in Du côté de chez Swann. “à monsieur Lucien Descaves. / Respectueux hommage de l’auteur. / Marcel Proust” in Le Côté de Guermantes II - Sodome et Gomorrhe I. “à monsieur Lucien Descaves. / Admiratif hommage. / Marcel Proust” in Sodome et Gomorrhe II-1. Each of the thirteen volumes is present in a full black morocco box, spines in the Jansenist style with date at foot, the interior lined with khaki green sheep by Goy & Vilaine. The copy of Swann is, furthermore, preserved within a chemise and slipcase of decorative paper and edged with ochre cloth, as is typically the case with books from the library of Lucien Descaves. Inscribed copies of Swann’s Way are themselves of the utmost rarity, but this one is moreover testimony to the ‘young’ author’s first attempts to approach the prestigious Académie Goncourt, of which Lucien Descaves was one of the founding members. The stormy deliberations of 1919 are often brought up with regard to Proust and the Goncourt, but what people usually omit to mention is that, urged on by Grasset (cf. letters to M. Barres and R. de Flers, v. XII, letters 127 and 155) Proust manifested an ardent desire, right from 1913 on, to be submitted to the verdict of the Ten, and made a number of moves in this direction: “My publisher [had me send] my book…to the Goncourt judges. Officially, it’s not too late, they’re still accepting books, but I think the winner is already more or less decided. There remains the hope that if I could find - not having one as yet - someone to act as advocate for the book, who could make sure it was discussed, it would carve a way for my work so that they’d read it, which is all I could hope for…I am very much afraid that no one will read me, because it’s so long and tightly packed. But perhaps…you have some friends in the Académie Goncourt. There are two judges with whom it’s not worth bothering. The elder Rosny, because Madame Tinayre (whom I don’t know but who, it appears, has a predilection for my writing) has already recommended the book to him (without having read the rest); and Léon Daudet who will most likely not take my part, but with whom I am too closely tied to be able to put myself forward without making a fool of myself. Finally, Louis de Robert, (all this off the top of my head, for this letter that I’m writing is my first step in all this) has written to Paul Margueritte. But I don’t think that’ll have much effect. Perhaps you know someone else? There are, I believe, Geffroy, Rosny junior, Elémir Bourges, Descaves (but I doubt he’d come back for this), Mirbeau…In any case, perhaps all this will be in vain. I just wanted to mention it, in case,” (letter of the 8th November – the date the printers finished the book – to Madame de Pierrebourg, XII, 140). Madame de Pierrebourg did not know anyone and Louis de Robert’s efforts came up against an obstacle, namely Proust’s independent means: “As for the prize, there’s something quite comic in that at a time when I’m…more or less ruined…my fortune should be an obstacle!” (letter to Louis de Robert, XII, 164). For his part, Léon Daudet – to whom he had, in fact, turned for support – held his age against him: “As for the Goncourt…I shall certainly mention your book to my friends. But…but the majority don’t want to vote for an author over the age of 35 [underlined]…I, happily, do not share this disposition,” (XII, 144). Resigned, Proust nonetheless hopes to be mentioned by the Academicians: “It seems impossible that I should have the prize…In any case, if my book is discussed by the Goncourt jury, it will in some measure make up for the distance I’ve been at for some years from literary life, which means that at my age I am less well-known than a number of people just starting out. Perhaps in seeing my book deliberated over by the jury, some people will decide to read it, and who knows if there won’t be among them some friend to my thinking who without this would never have discovered it,” (XII, 170). But none of the members referred to Swann during their deliberations and only the elder Rosny, according to Proust “gave [me] a voice” (XVIII, 221). When In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower did win the prize in 1919 (despite the same obstacles of Proust’s age and fortune) Lucien Descaves disagreed with the decision, preferring instead Dorgelès’ Les Croix de bois. Proust mentions his animosity in a letter to the Abbé Mugnier: “I’m sorry that you found out [about the Goncourt prize] from Monsieur Descaves, because he must have accompanied this piece of good news with some rather unflattering comments. In effect, he had campaigned against me and presented the results in the following terms: Monsieur Proust has the prize; Monsieur Dorgelès has the originality of talent and youth. You can’t have it all.” Proust goes on to add: “Don’t think I harbor the least resentment towards Monsieur Descaves. Those who don’t like my books are of exactly the same opinion as me,” (XVIII, 333). The copies of The Guermantes Way and Sodom and Gomorrah that Proust gave to this harsh critic of his are proof of the honesty of this statement and the respect he had for the author despite their differences. For his part, ‘the Bear’, as Lucien Descaves called himself, took great care of his copy of Swann in protecting it with a slipcase and chemise, no doubt aware of the importance of this founding work of modern literature. Nonetheless, one can note that he stopped reading Sodom at page 153, after which the quires are no longer opened. In his study on Proust and the Goncourt prize, Luc Fraysse highlights that “the awarding of the Goncourt prize to Proust in 1919 for In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is a major literary event in 20th century history…It was an unparalleled summit in the life of the Académie Goncourt…[and] a decisive and definitive turning point in the literary evolution [of Proust]…[who] went – with no intermediate stage – from relative obscurity to world-wide fame. It was the Goncourt prize that led a larger readership to discover the depth and importance of Proust’s work.” An exceptional set of In Search of Lost Time as it appeared, bearing three attractive signed autograph inscriptions from Marcel Proust to Lucien Descaves. 85 000 € Réf : 52634 Order
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