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    Two First Editions
    Inscribed to His Secretary

    Thomas Mann. Doktor Faustus: Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde. Stockholm: Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1947. First edition, presentation copy. Inscribed to his secretary on the front free endpaper in German, which translates to: "Hilde Kahn, the First who has read it word for/ word and made it legible to the World./ Pacific Palisades/ 12 Jan. 1948/ Thomas Mann." [together with:] Thomas Mann. Die Entstehung Des Doktor Faustus, Roman eines Roman. [Amsterdam]: Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1949. First edition. Inscribed on front free endpaper in German, which translates to: "The helpful/ Hilde Kahn/ cordially/ Vulperna - Tarasp/ 9. July 1949/ Thomas Mann." Both in publisher's brown cloth with gilt devices on front covers. The boards on Doktor Faustus are rubbed, scuffed, faded and lightly soiled, its backstrip is detached and loosely laid in front cover, the gilt no longer visible; front hinge cracked, few spots of foxing or minor soiling. Die Entstehung has corner bumps and minor spine creases; holograph pencil annotations, underlines and margin marks. Else a wonderful pair of presentation copies in otherwise very good condition.

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