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.
$ 3,501 / 3.000 €
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.