Alfred Döblin

Döblin, Alfred

Schriftsteller (1878-1957). Der blaue Tiger. Roman. Frankfurt a. M. 479, (1) SS. 8vo.
$ 1,410 / 1.250 € (77098)

First printing of the first postwar edition, previously published in 1938 by Querido in Amsterdam as volume 2 of the author's "Das Land ohne Tod". Inscribed in German by Döblin on the half-title: "Dear Mr Lüth, once more a volume of mine - do not be alarmed; 70 years are a long time - and then, if you ever start taking stock and wander through the stacks... / Yours, Alfred Döblin" (dated 21 Janury 1947). Paul Lüth (1921-86) served as editor-in-chief of the Wiesbaden literary journal "Der Bogen" (subtitled "The first German postwar journal") from 1946 to 1948, which was financed by the U.S.

as well as by Döblin. - Ownership stamp "Bibliothek Paul Lüth" inside front cover. Slightly browned throughout due to paper; extremeties slightly bumped, but a fine copy..

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Döblin, Alfred

Berlin Alexanderplatz. Die Geschichte vom Franz Biberkopf. Berlin. 528, (6) SS., l. w. Bl. Originalleinenband mit rotgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel, Kopffarbschnitt und Original-Schutzumschlag. 8vo.
$ 3,383 / 3.000 € (72587/BN46900)

First edition of the famous novel of the German metropolis. Includes the rare, well-preserved original dustjacket by George Salter: the revolutionary visual design combined Döblin's specially written blurb with seemingly naive elements of poster art and advertising, creating a collage of word and image that mirrors the author's artistic principle of montage. The potential customer is made a reader before he has even opened the book (cf. S. Fischer Verlag, Marbach cat. 396). - Top edge slightly duststained.

Insignificant edge flaws to the otherwise immaculate dustjacket. An uncommonly clean specimen from the estate of the Frankfurt lawyer Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015), a specialist in economic, commercial and insolvency law..

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Döblin, Alfred

Berlin Alexanderplatz. Die Geschichte vom Franz Biberkopf. Berlin. 1 w. Bl., (5), 12-528, (6) SS., l. w. Bl. Originalleinenband mit rotgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel, Kopffarbschnitt und Original-Schutzumschlag. 8vo.
$ 3,383 / 3.000 € (72833/BN46901)

First edition of the famous novel of the German metropolis. Includes the rare, well-preserved original dustjacket by George Salter: the revolutionary visual design combined Döblin's specially written blurb with seemingly naive elements of poster art and advertising, creating a collage of word and image that mirrors the author's artistic principle of montage. The potential customer is made a reader before he has even opened the book (cf. S. Fischer Verlag, Marbach cat. 396). - Dustjacket slightly soiled and creased, repaired. Front inner hinge split. From the estate of the Frankfurt lawyer Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015), a specialist in economic, commercial and insolvency law.

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Döblin, Alfred

Der blaue Tiger. Roman. Baden-Baden. 423, (1) SS. Originalpappband. 8vo.
$ 1,071 / 950 € (72898/BN46999)

First printing of the first postwar edition, previously published in 1938 by Querido in Amsterdam as volume 2 of the author's "Das Land ohne Tod". Inscribed in German by Döblin on the half-title: "Dear Mr Lüth, once more a volume of mine - do not be alarmed; 70 years are a long time - and then, if you ever start taking stock and wander through the stacks... / Yours, Alfred Döblin" (dated 21 Janury 1947). Paul Lüth (1921-86) served as editor-in-chief of the Wiesbaden literary journal "Der Bogen" (subtitled "The first German postwar journal") from 1946 to 1948, which was financed by the U.S.

as well as by Döblin. - Ownership stamp "Bibliothek Paul Lüth" inside front cover. Slightly browned throughout due to paper; extremeties slightly bumped, but a fine copy..

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Döblin, Alfred

Das Land ohne Tod. Roman. (1.-5. Tsd.). Baden-Baden. 326, (2) SS. Originalpappband mit Schutzumschlag. 8vo.
$ 958 / 850 € (72899/BN47000)

Vorsatzblatt mit eigenh. Widmung und U. des Verfassers, dat. Baden-Baden, 7. X. 1947: "Für Herrn Wolfgang Drews | Alfred Döblin". - Der erste Teil von Döblins Amazonas-Trilogie war erstmals 1938 bei Querido in Amsterdam erschienen. - Wolfgang Drews (1903-75) war Philosoph, Schriftsteller und Theaterkritiker. Nach 1945 gehörte er zunächst dem Kulturbeirat des Niedersächsischen Kultusministeriums an und war Vorstandsmitglied der Freien Volksbühne in Hannover. Ab 1949 wirkte er bei der "Neuen Zeitung" in München und der "Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung". - Etwas gebräunt; der Schutzumschlag etwas lädiert, Kapitale gering bestoßen bzw. angeplatzt.

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Döblin, Alfred

Der neue Urwald. Roman. Baden-Baden. 193 SS. Originalpappband mit Schutzumschlag. 8vo.
$ 39 / 35 € (72900/BN47001)

"Selbständige Neuveröffentlichung des sechsten und siebenten Buches aus dem Roman 'Der blaue Tiger'" (Raabe). - Etwas gebräunt, vorderer Vorsatz fleckig; Schutzumschlag am Rücken zu 2/3 lädiert; Kapitale und Ecken gering bestoßen.

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