INSCRIBED BY THOMAS MANN.  MANN, THOMAS. 1875-1955.
Lot 3410¤
MANN, THOMAS. 1875-1955.
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INSCRIBED BY THOMAS MANN.  MANN, THOMAS. 1875-1955.
MANN, THOMAS. 1875-1955.
1. Der Zauberberg. Erster Band. Berlin: 1925. Volume 1 (of 2) only. INSCRIBED "Au Ludwig Hardt, Altfreundschaftlich, Thomas Mann. Pafic. Palisades 4.III.44" and preceded by a lengthy quotation in Mann's hand.
2. Lotte in Weimar. Stockholm: 1946. INSCRIBED "Frau Gertrude Hardt und auch noch einmal ihre Ludwig, den sie lesen hören möge, wenn sie darin liest. [?] Pacif. Palisades 12.Jan.1949. Thomas Mann.
3. Der Erwahlte. Frankfurt: 1951. INSCRIBED "Frau Gertrude Hardt im gedenken an den geschiedenen. Weihnachten 1951. Thomas Mann," and preceded by a lengthy quotation in Mann's hand.
Together, 3 volumes. 8vo. Cloth. Shelfwear, light soiling to Der Zauberberg, one dust jacket lacking, the other two in fragments.

Actor and orator Ludwig Hardt and wife Gertrude were old friends of Mann and formed part of the community of German intellectuals living in exile in California following the advent of Nazi Germany.
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