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A Sketch of my Life.

Paris: Harrison, 1930. First edition in any language of this early autobiographical sketch. One of 75 copies on Imperial Japanese vellum signed by Mann (according to the colophon, only 50 were intended to be produced). According to the colophon, the edition was originally intended to consist of only 50 copies. A regular issue of 695 copies was also published. Undaunted by the Depression, the expatriate press of Barbara Harrison, under the artistic supervision of Monroe Wheeler, published a series of distinguished editions of works by European and American authors in the early 1930s. In its review of A Sketch of My Life at the time, the Times Literary Supplement called it “a little masterpiece of its kind.” – Hugh Ford, Published in Paris (N. Y.: Macmillan, 1975), pp. 328-331. A fine copy in lightly worn slipcase. 8vo, original quarter-vellum, publisher's slipcase.

Price: $3,500.00

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