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  • LEVIN'S MILL. by Bobrowski, Johannes (1917-1965)
    Bobrowski, Johannes (1917-1965)
    LEVIN'S MILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd , (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this award-winning writer, best known for his poetry, set in a West Prussian village in 1874, it "tells the story of the narrator's grandfather, who plots and schemes to ruin the Jewish newcomer who has built a mill downstream from him." Translated from the German by Janet Cropper. 230 pp plus 2 pp ads. ISBN: 0-714500208.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (the usual toning to the pages, otherwise an as new, unread copy) .

    Book ID: 66990
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  • AN HONOURABLE DEFEAT: A History of German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945. by Gill, Anton.
    Gill, Anton.
    AN HONOURABLE DEFEAT: A History of German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945.

    Edition: Full size book club edition.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1995.) dj. Hardcover - Based on interviews with the few survivors and their families, this is a comprehensive look at those who resisted the power of Hitler and the Nazis from inside Germany. "The numbers are small. Scattered across the landscape that was Nazi Germany, the Resistance looks puny: too little, too late. And yet, in the context of a police state, it assumes larger proportions. For those who have never known life under such a regime, it is hard to grasp the daily terror that makes an act of political graffiti a capital offense, that labels resistance 'treason.' " Illustrated with maps and photographs, with a chart of resistance groups. Includes chronology, a 'who's who', notes, bibliography and index. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-805035141.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 39530
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  • HUNGER WAS THEIR HERITAGE. by Grein, Ludwig (1896-1966)
    Grein, Ludwig (1896-1966)
    HUNGER WAS THEIR HERITAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pageant Press, (1952). Hardcover first edition - A novel loosely based on the author's experiences in Germany after the first World War and his immigration to America in 1925. Partially written to show the circumstances in Germany which helped to lead to the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Review copy stamped on front endpaper with "publication date Feb 4, 1953" Uncommon. 207 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in gray cloth with gold lettering on spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75931
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  • Hauff, Wilhelm, (1802-1827)
    THE COLD STONE HEART.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: M. Schalit (Printed at Big Mountain Press.) (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated and with a biographical introduction by Michael Schalit. Striking woodblock illustrations by William Sanderson. A modern translation of this classic old German story, one which has been popular with children for almost 2 centuries, but which is, in its depiction of the age-old struggle between good and evil, a story for all ages: 'Peter Munk, a young man of very humble origins, is dissatisfied with his lot in life. To further himself he seeks the help of a good spirit who lives in the Black Forest of Germany. His lack of experience soon gets him into trouble, and he then enlists the help of…

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    Denver: M. Schalit (Printed at Big Mountain Press.) (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated and with a biographical introduction by Michael Schalit. Striking woodblock illustrations by William Sanderson. A modern translation of this classic old German story, one which has been popular with children for almost 2 centuries, but which is, in its depiction of the age-old struggle between good and evil, a story for all ages: 'Peter Munk, a young man of very humble origins, is dissatisfied with his lot in life. To further himself he seeks the help of a good spirit who lives in the Black Forest of Germany. His lack of experience soon gets him into trouble, and he then enlists the help of an evil spirit who drives a very hard and cruel bargain with poor Peter. " An attractive production. 63 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31386
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  • Hegi, Ursula
    STONES FROM THE RIVER

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Scribner, (1995.). A novel of Germany in the first half of the 20th century - a period of two devastating wars and uneasy years between. 525 pp. ISBN: 0-684-84477x.

    Condition: Very good..

    Book ID: 46979
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  • LIDL STADT ( LIDL TOWN ) by Immendorff, Jorg
    Immendorff, Jorg
    LIDL STADT ( LIDL TOWN )

    Edition: First US printing, a large format trade paperback. .

    New York: Anton Kern Gallery, (2001). First edition - Originally published in Germany in 1968, this edition was published on the occasion of the exhibition Lidl (Fluxus) Works and Recent Paintings, January 17 through February 17, 2001 at the Anton Kern Gallery. Illustrated throughout. Unpaginated (32 pp). ISBN: 188501323X.

    Condition: Fine in black and white stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 62103
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  • SELECTED LATER POEMS OF MARIE LUISE KASCHNITZ. by Kaschnitz, Marie Luise, (1901-1974); Mueller, Lisel, translator, signed.
    Kaschnitz, Marie Luise, (1901-1974); Mueller, Lisel, translator, signed.
    SELECTED LATER POEMS OF MARIE LUISE KASCHNITZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1980.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book length translation of this noted German poet's work into English - most of the poems are from the last two decades of her life, and many deal with confronting the past - that is, the years under Hitler and World War II. Bilingual edition with the original German on the verso, the English translation on the right. Introduction by the translater. SIGNED on the title page by Mueller and uncommon thus. A title in the Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation. xii, 111 pp. ISBN: 0-691-064423.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 55241
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  • THE LADY FROM ZAGREB: A Bernie Gunther Novel. by Kerr, Philip.
    Kerr, Philip.
    THE LADY FROM ZAGREB: A Bernie Gunther Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The tenth novel in this highly praised series. Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide detective, is now forced to do favors for te Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. "And this time, nothing is what it seems. Set down amid the killing fields of Ustashe-controlled Croatia, Bernie finds himself in a world of mindless brutality where everyone has a hidden agenda." Finalist for the Edgar award. Author's note, 421 pp. ISBN: 978-0399167645.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72426
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  • Mason, Anita.
    PERFECTION.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Denver: Spinsters Ink Books, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Fascinating historical novel of the Anabaptists who, briefly in 16th century Germany, believing that the world was about to end, and heaven would be established on earth, set up their own 'heaven' in Munster only to have their kingdom become a place of terror and absolute rule. Far from being just an obscure historical incident, one can see that these religious fanatics have parallels in modern life. SIGNED by author on the title page. ISBN: 1-883523-540.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30314
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  • THE D'ARTHEZ CASE. by Nossack, Hans Erich (1901 - 1977)
    Nossack, Hans Erich (1901 - 1977)
    THE D'ARTHEZ CASE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - On one level this novel by this award-winning German writer can be read as an espionage thriller but as Ernst Pawel pointd out in his NY Times review it is primarily a parable fleshed out in the story of self-discovery of a young security agent - and a book which makes the claim that "Any man not properly restrained by greed, vanity, ambition and conventional pieties is cleanly conspiring against law and order." Translated from the German by Michael Lebeck. 313 pp. Dust jacket art by Seymour Chwast. ISBN: 0-374135045.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (crease to front flap of dj, some wear to the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 79038
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  • MY WAR - AND AFTER. by Richards, Jodi.
    Richards, Jodi.
    MY WAR - AND AFTER.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback.

    London: Minerva Press, (1996). SIGNED - An account first of all of the author's work - at just 17 - as a volunteer social worker in charge of the evacuees at Pixton Park (the home of Auberon Waugh's grandmother) and also of her work on air radar with the WAAF, the devastation she saw in Germany after the war, and more. SIGNED with the words "with my best wishes" and also inscribed on the first blank page. Illustrated with photographs. 153 pp. ISBN: 1-85863587x.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 71081
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  • COUPLINGS. by Schneider, Peter
    Schneider, Peter
    COUPLINGS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third novel to be translated into English, a story of the difficulties of love in pre-unification Berlin. Translated from the German by Philip Boehm. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-374130531.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79106
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  • Schneider, Peter
    EDUARD'S HOMECOMING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel to be translated into English. A story of post-Communist Berlin, this is an account of a German who had long lived in California with his American wife and 3 children, but in the aftermath of re-unification finds that he has inherited an apartment building in East Berlin and he decides to return to his native country only to find his property occupied by squatters and his American wife increasingly resistant to living in Germany. Translated from the German by John Brownjohn. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-374146543.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30771
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  • THE TEMPLE. by Spender, Stephen.
    Spender, Stephen.
    THE TEMPLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - An autobiographical novel written by Spender in the late 1920s but not published then because of the sensitivity of the contents and fear of libel suits: although the names were changed this is based on a trip taken by three Oxford undergraduates, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and the author, Spender, down the Rhine in a Germany of gauche hedonism, of a cult of the naked body, a world which was about to disappear with the rise of facism. Both an important historical portrait and an account of a young man's awakening. Jacket photo by their friend Herbert List. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-802110576.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73134
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  • Speyer, Leonora,editor.
    AMERICAN POETS: An Anthology of Contemporary Verse.

    Edition: First printing.

    Munchen [Munich]: Kurt Wolff (1923.). Hardcover first edition - An uncommon anthology, selected and edited by Speyer as a small representative collection for the poets and poetry lovers of Germany - includes the works of most of the significant poets of the time - Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Stevens, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Edna St. Vincetn Millay, Conrad Aiken, Edgar Lee Masters, Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Sara Teasdale, William Carlos Williams, Elinor Wylie - and others, such as Adelaide Crapsey and Lola Ridge, not so well remembered. Unusual in the number of women poets included. Introduction by Speyer. Bibliography. 133 pp. A lovely production, slightly oversized, three-quarters red leather binding with green and red marbelized boards, ribbon marker bound in.

    Condition: Very good condition overall - spine somewhat darkened and worn at extremeties, partial crack to front board, contents just about fine.

    Book ID: 36814
    Keywords: anthology, germany, Poetry
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  • Walser, Martin.
    THE INNER MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1984). dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by one of Germany's 'most articulate and socially aware' writers. Translated from German by Leila Vennewitz. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0593735.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32947
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  • JUST BETWEEN THEMSELVES: A Book about Dichtenberg. by Warner, Anne.
    Warner, Anne.
    JUST BETWEEN THEMSELVES: A Book about Dichtenberg.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1910. Hardcover first edition - A humorous novel about a small group of Americans who come together for a house party at a hotel in rural Germany. Color frontispiece with tissue guard by Will Grefe. 273 pp plus 4 pp of ads for other books by this author.

    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with pasted on color illustration and white lettering (usual toning to the pages, front hinge starting, rubbing to the lettering on the spine)

    Book ID: 65667
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