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    Author Thomas Mann First Edition Inscribed and Signed in 1950 Die Entstehung des Doktor Faustus: Roman Eines Romans (Bermann-Fischer, 1949), 7 3/4" x 5", 204 pages. First Edition. Original flexible cloth boards and dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front fly leaf. Two or three minor spots or stains, top corners a bit creased through second half of book, otherwise a nearly fine copy in a good jacket (spine paper darkened and with small losses slightly affecting titling). Despite the subtitle here, this is not a novel, but, instead, a discursive autobiographical essay, written during the creation of the work referred to in the title. Specifically, it covers the period of Mann's creative work from January of 1943 to the appearance of the famous "Doktor Faustus" in 1947. The inscription here reads (in German): "To George Marek/ this intimate little book/ as a 'guest-gift'/ Pacific Palisades/ 8 Nov. 1950/ Thomas Mann." PSA/DNA lacks sufficient comparable examples to render an opinion on this item. While we believe it to be authentic as described, it is thus sold without certification.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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