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KALTBLUTIG (IN COLD BLOOD). Truman Capote. KALTBLUTIG (IN COLD BLOOD).
(Wiesbaden): [1966]. First German edition of his most famous book. A true account of a multiple murder and its consequences. Light offset on endpapers, otherwise fine in white, printed dust jacket with a few tiny chips and lightly soiled.

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THE FIFTH CHILD: A Modern Romance. Klaus Mann. THE FIFTH CHILD: A Modern Romance.
New York: Boni and Liveright, (1927). First American edition. His first book to be translated into English. Translated by Lambert Armour Shears. Klaus was the son of Thomas Mann. An opponent of fascism, he was one of the first German writers to go into exile. He went on to become one of the most versatile and productive members of his generation of writers, eventually making his home here in the U.S. There are two tiny spots at the bottom of the spine where the cloth is worn through, otherwise the book is very good to fine in a lightly spine-tanned dust jacket with small chips and tears and split at front spine fold, but still attractive. Boni & Liveright promotional 4-page leaflet with some edgewear laid in. A scarce book.

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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN. Thomas Mann. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First U.S. edition in a single volume. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. First published in Germany in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN reflects Mann's experiences and impressions when his wife, who was suffering from a lung complaint, was confined to Dr Friedrich Jessen's "Waldsanatorium" in Davos, Switzerland, for several months during the outbreak of the First World War, the conflict and aftermath of which led to major revisions to this book. Near fine copy with book plate on front ened paper and only the barest wear on tips. Scarcer than one would think.

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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg]. Thomas Mann. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg].
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First U.S. edition, limited issue. Two volumes. Number 131 of 200 numbered copies SIGNED BY MANN. First published in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN began as a much shorter narrative. but the outbreak and aftermath of WWI led Mann to expand and majorly revise the book. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Small quarto, vellum-backed blue-striped paperboards; gilt lettered spine. Volume I with tissue-protected frontis photo of Mann by E. O. Hoppe; volume II with frontis photo of facsimile manuscript page. A good or better set with covers generally worn and spines showing rubbing, soiling and few tears. Still, a presentable set of this scarce issue. SIGNED BY MANN.

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LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes. F. Reuleaux, Franz. LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes.
Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1875 and 1900. First edition. Text in German.Two volume set, well illustrated. Franz Reuleaux (1829-1905), often called "the father of kinematics," was a mechanical engineer and President of the Berlin Royal Technical Academy (wiki). First volume: Theoretical Kinematics, basic course of a Theory Of Mechanical Engineering [Erster Band: Theoretische Kinematik; Grundzuge einer Theorie Des Maschinenwesens]. 622 pages including index and 452 illustration in the text and 8 double-page folding tables bound at rear. Second volume: the Practical Relations of Kinematics to Geometry and Mechanics. [Zweiter Band: Die Praktischen Beziehungen der Kinematik Zu Geometrie Und Mechanik] 788 pages including index and with 670 illustrations in the text and two folding illustrations. Newly professionally rebound in gray cloth boards with page edges marbled, new endpapers added and brown leather labels on spine. Some minor foxing in volume 1 but none in volume 2; near fine.

[Book #52677]       Price: $500.00
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THE LIFE OF REV. MICHAEL SCHLATTER: With a Full Account of his Travels and Labors among The Germans in Pennslvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Rev. Michael Schlatter, Rev. H. Harbaugh. THE LIFE OF REV. MICHAEL SCHLATTER: With a Full Account of his Travels and Labors among The Germans in Pennslvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.
Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1857. First edition. Howes H-178. Including his services as Chaplain in the French and Indian War, and in the War of the Revolution. 1716 to 1790. Frontispiece of author's home with tissue. About very good in decorative dark brown boards with gilt lettering on spine, rear cover has small soiled marks, beginnings of fraying on lower spine end, previous owner's name twice, on free endpaper (top corner chipped), and again on front free page, light shallow damp stain along bottom edge of first 30 pages, and two Christmas stamps dated 1908 on Contents page.

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FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath]. John Steinbeck. FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath].
Stuttgarter: Duetscher Bucherbund, no-date. German translation; later printing, as the first was published in Zurich in 1940. Very good with rubbing along the edge of the cover, light soiling to the back board, and a tiny puncture in the cloth binding the size of a pen point on the front cover. The inside is clean, and the green and gold lettering/decoration on the cloth binding is still bright. Dust jacket is gently rubbed and soiled, with one chip to the top of the rear panel and a few closed tears that have been repaired with tape to the verso.

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DER BUSCH [The Bush]. B. Traven. DER BUSCH [The Bush]
Berlin: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1928. First edition. First issue with all signature numbers present [Treverton 984]. German text. His fourth book and first book of short stories. 16mo orange cloth boards lettered in black on front and spine; top edge black. Spine ends a little worn with touch of soiling and nick in cloth near base of spine; otherwise very good to near fine. Lacking a dust jacket, if issued in one. Scarce.

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DER DRITTE GAST und Andere Erzahlungen [The Third Guest and Other Stories]. B. Traven. DER DRITTE GAST und Andere Erzahlungen [The Third Guest and Other Stories].
Berlin: Verlag Volk und Welt, 1958. First edition by this publisher. Published simultaneously in Frankfurt and Zurich [Treverton 1007]. German text. Flexible yellow cloth stamped in black on front and spine. Fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with few light marks to spine and minor aging and wear. This copy with interesting bookmark laid in, "Lesezeichen fur: Traven, Der dritte Gast" [Bookmark for: Traven, The Third Guest]. Though it's labeled as being for Traven's book, it's actually a prospectus for a German-language edition of "Krabbenfischer" by Takiji Kobayashi.

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DER KARREN [The Carreta]. B. Traven. DER KARREN [The Carreta].
Berlin: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1931. True first edition of the first in his series of "Jungle Novels." Text in German. Blue cloth boards stamped in red on front and spine; top edge orange. First issue with period at end of last line p.48 and chapter number on p.96 inverted [Treverton 577]. Spine slightly dulled and small spot on front board otherwise very good to near fine. Lacking dust jacket if issued in one.

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DER SCHATZ DER SIERRA MADRE [The Treasure of the Sierra Madre]. B. Traven. DER SCHATZ DER SIERRA MADRE [The Treasure of the Sierra Madre].
Berlin: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1927. True first edition of Traven's most famous work. First issue with last word in first line p.18 "und" and "S" chapter head p.103 inverted [Treverton 244]. Made into the 1948 John Huston movie "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart. Small quarto (6.75 x 9.5") bright orange cloth boards stamped in red and jungle green on front and spine; page top edge charcoal gray. Bright and fine with just a few minor marks to top edge stain. Scarce to rare in this nice condition. Lacking a dust jacket, if issued in one.

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DER WOBBLY [The Cotton Pickers]. B. Traven. DER WOBBLY [The Cotton Pickers].
Berlin: Buchmeister-Verlag, 1926. First edition of his second book. Second state with page number "180" in smaller type [Treverton 179(2)]. Small quarto orange cloth boards stamped in black on front and spine; top edge stain dark gray (or black). Very good to near fine with covers lightly soiled and top edge stain fading. Lacking dust jacket, if issued in one. Quite scarce, especially in the U.S.

[Book #54141]       Price: $150.00
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DIE TROZA [Trozas]. B. Traven. DIE TROZA [Trozas].
Zurich and Prague: Buchergilde Gutenberg, (1936). First edition. First issue: p.108:3 ending with "zu" and incorrect font for subchaper 5 p.146 [Treverton 745]. Text in German. The fourth of his six Jungle Novels. Light blue cloth stamped in red on front and spine; page top edge red. Very good or better with spine ends a little sunned and shelf worn. In good only dust jacket with moderate chipping and several creased, rubbed tears. Old tape mark at head of spine and chip taking out part of "A" in title.

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DIE WEISS ROSE [The White Rose]. B. Traven. DIE WEISS ROSE [The White Rose].
Berlin: Buchergilde Gutenberg, (1929). First edition. Treverton's first issue with "DISTURP" in English line p.61 and initial "S" p.109 inverted. Frankly, the only reason we can tell the "S" is inverted is we have two copies -- the first issue and the second (with "DISTURB" and "S" the right way up). Treverton [496] notes the first issue is "somewhat paler and the paper is thinner than the second issue." The paper is thinner but the binding colors are completely different. The first state is light tan cloth with green top-edge stain and a fairly flat spine; the second state is a pale reddish brown (or perhaps pale rose) cloth with dark green top-edge stain and noticeably rounded spine. Both are stamped in black on fronts and spines. Both volumes near fine with only minor cover wear lacking the scarce dust jackets. Price is for both copies.

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EIN GENERAL KOMMT AUS DEM DSCHUNGEL [The General from the Jungle]. B. Traven. EIN GENERAL KOMMT AUS DEM DSCHUNGEL [The General from the Jungle].
Amsterdam: Allert De Lange, 1940. Scarce first edition in German [Treverton 877] of his sixth and final "Jungle Novel." Preceded only by a Swedish-language edition published in Stockholm in 1939. First printing with 416 pages. Not published in the UK until 1954 nor the U.S. until 1972. Tan, rough cloth boards stamped in brown on front and spine; top edge reddish brown. Mild bump to lower rear spine corner otherwise fine in bright, fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear. A scarce book due to it's war-time publication, especially in dust jacket and this nice condition.

[Book #54068]       Price: $750.00
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MACARIO. B. Traven. MACARIO.
Zurich: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1950. First edition of his last book. Second issue with translator's name on verso of title page [Treverton 927(2)]. German text. Made into a 1960 supernatural drama film directed by Roberto Gavaldon -- the first Mexican film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Spine ends a little pushed in and edges lightly rubbed otherwise near fine. Lacking a dust jacket, if issued in one.

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SONNEN-SCHOPFUNG: Indianische Legende; [The Creation of the Sun and the Moon]. B. Traven. SONNEN-SCHOPFUNG: Indianische Legende; [The Creation of the Sun and the Moon].
(Zurich/Prague: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1936). First edition in German, preceded by a Czech edition in 1934. First issue with 5 lines of text below number on colophon page [Treverton 868]. A revised and expanded version of an Indian creation myth originally appearing in DER KARREN [The Carreta]; first separate edition thus. This copy number 2,860 of an unknown quantity. (According to the colophon, Traven wrote the book at the special request of the board of the Buchergilde Gutenberg as a premium for its members with the stipulation it only be distributed from Sept. 1, 1936 to June 30, 1937, which would explain it's lack of limitation.) Not published in the U.S. until 1968 -- his last English work. Linen boards stamped in dark orange on front and spine; top edge orange. Scattered foxing, primarily to first and last several leaves, otherwise would be near fine. Lacking the dust jacket, if issued in one.

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DER ZIEGELBRENNER [THE BRICK BURNER]. B. Traven, Ret Marut. DER ZIEGELBRENNER [THE BRICK BURNER]
Munchen: Selbstverlag, 1917-21. First edition. Eight volumes in original wraps spanning the first through fourth years of the anarchist journal. Includes issue number 2 and issue numbers 4 through 22. "The Brick Burner" was a self-published and solely authored political periodical edited under the name Ret Marut by the mysterious author of THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE and a number of politically charged novels. The 20 numbers are contained in 8 red paperwrap volumes printed in black on front and back (7 are stapled, and one is perfect bound). Spines and the front cover of number 2 toned to a light brown, otherwise very good to near fine. ANARCHIST JOURNAL.

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FIELD-MARSHALL COUNT HELMUTH VON MOLTKE AS A CORRESPONDENT: Letters from the Field Marshall. Count Helmuth Von Moltke. FIELD-MARSHALL COUNT HELMUTH VON MOLTKE AS A CORRESPONDENT: Letters from the Field Marshall.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1893. First American edition. Translated by Mary Herms. Von Moltke was a German Field Marshall who, in 1857, was given the position Chief of the Prussian General Staff, a position he held for the next 30 years. He made changes to the strategic and tactical methods of the Prussian army; in armament and means of communication; in staff officers' training; and to the method for the mobilization of the army. He also instituted a formal study of European politics in connection with plans for potential campaigns. In short, he rapidly put into place the features of a modern General Staff. Full cloth with gold lettering and front design. Minor wear on corners and spine ends, but still very good overall.

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