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    "Your Old Boss,
    Thomas Mann"

    Thomas Mann. Four Signed Letters to Hilde Reach [Hilde Kahn]. Zürich: 1950-1954. German language. Four signed letters each in its original envelope. Hilde Reach was Thomas Mann's secretary in California during the 1940s. After which, she remained close friends with Mann and his family. Two of the letters are signed by Thomas Mann: "Ihr alter Boss", meaning "Your old Boss".
    One linen finish custom printed thank you card signed in ink by Thomas Mann and sent to Hilde Kahn, for the gifts he received on his 75th birthday. A one page TLS thank you to Hilde Kahn, dated "15.V. 1953", with mentions of his book Faustus; beneath Mann's signature is an added manuscript note from "K.M.", his wife, Katia Mann. A one page ALS from Katia Mann to Hilde Kahn, dated "10. X. 1953." with a short added four line signed manuscript note from Thomas Mann beneath his wife's signature. A one page TLS from Katia Mann to Hilde Reach, dated "16. II. 1954" together with a half page TLS from Thomas Mann in English authorizing Hilde access to the manuscripts kept in the "Safe Department" of his Los Angeles based bank. Few small holograph corrections on typed letters. Letters with edge and fold wear, small edge tears and minor creases; otherwise in very good condition. Two of the envelopes have had their stamps cut out.


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    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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