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Death In Venice by  Thomas Mann - First UK Edition - 1928 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: biblio877)

Death In Venice

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Death In Venice

by Mann, Thomas

  • Used
  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Very Good/Very Good+
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About This Item

The First UK Printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1928. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Ghosting to the spine, spine folds and the lower boards as commonly encountered. The gilt titling remains bright. A little pushing at the spine ends. Slight splaying of the rear board. Mild toning and spotting to the text block. Mild offsetting and spotting to the end papers with very light spotting in places elsewhere due to the quality of the paper stock used. Free from inscriptions and erasures. A very small 'Times Book Club sticker' to the lower rear pastedown which has offset onto the verso of the rear end paper. The binding remains very tight. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. It bears the correct price of 7'6 net to the spine. Light toning to the spine and edges. Mild edge wear with loss at the spine ends and corner folds. Some splitting at the rear spine fold. The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The Nobel-Prize winning author's famous novella which was the basis for Luchino Visconti's 1971 Oscar-nominated movie starring Dirk Bogarde and a Benjamin Britten's opera. Very scarce to find with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


The novella Death in Venice was written by the German author Thomas Mann, and was first published in 1912 as Der Tod in Venedig. It was first published in English in 1925 as Death in Venice and Other Stories, translated by Kenneth Burke. W. H. Auden called it the definitive translation.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Seller Inventory #
Death In Venice
Mann, Thomas
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good+
Quantity available
First UK Edition
Secker and Warburg
Place of Publication
Date published
German, Mann, Nobel, Venice

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Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.


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text block
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The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
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