MANN, Thomas

This Peace

New York: Knopf, 1938

Small 8vo, pp. 38. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine, and with Mann's initials embossed in blind to front panel. A very good copy, with some strange red staining to endpapers (not affecting text).

First US edition, translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter, INSCRIBED IN ENGLISH BY THE AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: 'To Mr. [sic] Lily O. Pforzheimer hoping that she may enjoy these words, that came from my heart. Princeton 27. XI. 38 Thomas Mann'. Mann lived in Princeton between 1938 and 1941, completing Lotte In Weimar there. Lily Pforzheimer was the wife of celebrated American philanthropist and bibliophile, Carl Pforzheimer.
This Peace was Mann's forensic, comprehensive and unanswerable trashing of the Munich Peace Agreement. This copy has some strange red staining to both front and rear endpapers. Mann's inscription is written on the ffep., but is not adversely affected by the discoloration.

Keywords: Thomas MANN"

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