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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. by  Anne; Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt Frank - First Edition - 1952 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 111575)

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

by Frank, Anne; Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1952. Uncorrected proof of the first American edition of "one of the wisest and most moving commentaries on war" (Eleanor Roosevelt). Octavo, original wrappers. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. This is the first example we have seen, as only a few examples would have been produced for limited in-house production. Rare and desirable. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Here diary was later discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

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Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (12 June 1929 in Frankfurt am Main – early March 1945 in Bergen Belsen) is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt am Main in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Seller Inventory #
111575
Title
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.
Author
Frank, Anne; Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt
Book condition
Used
Publisher
Doubleday & Company
Place of Publication
Garden City, NY
Date published
1952
Keywords
Anne Frank Diary of A Young Girl First, Anne Frank First Edition
Bookseller catalogs
Biography and Autobiography;

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Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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