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The Castle

Kafka, Franz

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Martin Secker, 1930 First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent dustjacket with only slight wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket is seldom seen in this nice condition. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Kafka First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1915 First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL boards. This is the TRUE FIRST hardcover edition. A wonderful copy with light wear to the boards. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Kafka First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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  • Edition: First edition
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First edition. Original wrappers. FIRST EDITION, THE PREFERRED ISSUE IN ILLUSTRATED WRAPPER, OF ONE OF THE MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE. "On the evening of November 17, 1912, a young employee of the Workmen's Accident Insurance Agency, in Prague, sat down to work on a 'troubling little story' that had occurred to him 'in bed' the previous night. After spending the first part of the day in the office, he returned to the apartment he shared with his parents and thee sisters, had lunch, napped, took a walk, and then did a series of strengthening and stretching calisthenics. This was his daily ritual before settling in for the evening - and often far into the night - to what he considered his true life, a life dedicated to writing. Then, whether acting on a long-meditated plan or following an obscure, sudden intuition, he set down the words of the first hammerlike sentence of what would become his most famous story and one of the defining works of modern imaginative fiction, The Meta ... Read more

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  • Book condition: Very Good
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Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1915. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original printed blue paper-covered boards. Very Good with toning to covers and rubbing at extremities. Previous owner name crossed out on front paste down and title page, several hinges slightly exposed. A landmark of 20th century literature, and Kafka's most enduring work.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good+
  • Quantity available: 1
Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1915. First Edition. Very Good+. First edition, first printing with no stamps to title page, case-bound issue. Sans-serif variant of type to front cover and spine (no priority). 73, [1], (5, ads) pp. Publisher's printed blue paper-covered boards. In German. Very Good+ with typical sunning along top edge of front and back boards, rubbing along edges of head, boards bowed outwards a little, worn tips, spine slightly darkened. Internally bright. The first book appearance of Kafka's The Metamorphosis, issued simultaneously in wraps and boards, a landmark of 20th century literature.

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The Castle.

KAFKA, Franz.

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London: Martin Secker,, 1930. A Novel. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge stained yellow. With the dust jacket. Very slight fading to spine and a little along top edge of cloth, near contemporary ink gift inscription "from another admirer of Kafka" to front free endpaper, an excellent copy with the dust jacket in exceptional condition, somewhat spine-tanned (as almost always) and only very slight nicks to the ends and fore-corners, not price-clipped and entirely free from restoration or repair. First English edition, first impression, with the very scarce jacket. The Muirs' translation of Das Schloss was Kafka's first appearance in English, preceding the English editions of The Trial and Metamophorsis by some seven years.

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  • Edition: First edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Leipzig: Der Weissen Bücher, 1915. First edition. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST APPEARANCE OF A MASTERPIECE OF WESTERN LITERATURE, PRECEDING THE FIRST BOOK EDITION. "Kafka read the first section of his 'bug piece' (Wanzensache) aloud to friends on November 24, 1912, and again on December 15. People started talking about it, and Kafka received a query from publisher Kurt Wolff in March 1913 on the recommendation of Kafka's friend Franz Werfel. Franz Blei, the literary editor of the new avant-garde journal Die weissen Blätter, expressed interest, and Robert Musil wrote as well, soliciting the novella for the more established Die neue Rundschau. But months passed before Kafka had a clean manuscript ready for submission, and then World War I intervened, causing further delays... In the spring of 1915, René Schickele took over as editor-in-chief of Die weissen Blätter, and with Max Brod's help, Kafka placed the story there. It came out in October 1915, and then ap ... Read more

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The Trial

Kafka, Franz

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Knopf, 1937 A fine first US edition in a fine dust jacket. First American edition stated on the copyright page. Original price still on front flap of the jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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New York: Vincent FitzGerald and Company, 1990. First Edition thus, one of 50 copies, all on BFK Rives paper, all signed by Turner and Feingold. Page size: 11 x 13". Bound: collaged Japanese grey paper over boards, housed in black silk box, fine. Illustrating Kafka's 15 short fictions are 25 photogravures, a delicate process little used since the 19th century. The process, in which original prints are made from a photograph etched by ultraviolet light on an engraved copper plate, is used in an innovative contemporary way to reflect the great Modernist author's distinctive 20th century sensibility, with its inexplicable fears and haunting sense of helpless isolation. Rather than standing aloof from the text, Turner's images enfold it, combat it, or weave their way across it. Gatefold pages, aquatints adding almost subliminal touches of colors, and collages employing a variety of fine papers in various textures and colors, are among the techniques which add to the effect of a visual environmen ... Read more

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LA MURAILLE DE CHINE.

KAFKA FRANZ

  • Book condition: Satisfaisant
  • Quantity available: 1
1975. Couverture souple. Satisfaisant . Folio Gallimard collection folio, 1975. 1 volume broché(s) format In-12 assez bon <br> Librairie professionnelle - Service de qualité - Envoi rapide et soigné. Folio Gallimard

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Book condition: Very Good+
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The first appearance of Kafka's dark exposition on alienationDie Verwandlung[The Metamorphosis] in Die Weissen BlÀtter magazineFranz KafkaLeipzig, 1915The October 1915 issue in original wrappers and housed in custom slipcase. Released 2 months before the nearly ubiquitous book edition. Mild creases at spine, although not chipped or faded. Front and rear cover slightly darkened at edges. Some creases at the top corner of front cover, internally fresh - overall Very Good or even a bit better. An excellent survival and rare in this solid condition. The story of salesman, Gregor Samsa, who awakes to find himself transformed into a verminous creature, increasingly shunned by his family."
It shows the difficulties of living in a modern society and the struggle for acceptance of others when in a time of need. In this novella, Kafka directly reflects upon many of the negative aspects of his personal life, both mentally and physically. The relationship between Gregor and his father is in many ways similar to ... Read more

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The Castle

Franz Kafka

  • Edition: First
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
First edition, first impression of the English edition (London Martin Secker, 1930). Originally published in German under the title 'Das Schloss' in 1926. This is the first of all of Kafka's novels to be translated into English. Boards and spine unmarked and wonderfully preserved with a very minor bump to spine foot; some foxing to edges, but contents completely clean and free from any inscriptions - near fine. The original, unclipped and unrestored dust jacket has some trivial chipping to corners and very small area of loss to top corner of upper panel; occasional abrasion to upper panel hinge and extremities; slight toning to spine panel. Very good or a little better. An excellent example of a rare title and hard to find in this condition.

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The Trial

Kafka, Franz

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Knopf, 1937 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket is seldom seen in this nice condition unrestored. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collectors condition. We buy Kafka First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Castle

Kafka, Franz

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Knopf, 1930 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collectors condition. We buy Kafka First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Gesammelte Schriften.

KAFKA, Franz.

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6 Bände + Ergänzungsband.Bln., Schocken (ab Bd.5: Prag, Mercy) 1935-37, Or.-Ln.m.Schutzumschl.Zus.2263 S.1.Gesamtausgabe d.Verf., komplett mit der in gleicher Ausstattung hrsg.Kafka-Biographie v.Max Brod.Hemmerle 41-43.Rückumschlag v.Band 4 fehlt, sonst alle Umschläge, von wenigen unauffällig überklebten bzw.hinterlegten Einrissen abgesehen, schön erhalten, ebenso wie die Bücher selbst.Beiliegend getyptes Verlagsschreiben der Vertriebsleiterin Hedwig Hünicke vom November 1935 an einen Bezieher der Ausgabe über das von den Nazis verhängte Auslieferungsverbot.

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Der Heizer. Ein Fragment.

KAFKA, FRANZ. - [FIRST PRINTING OF THE ONLY PART OF "AMERIKA" THAT KAFKA HIMSELF PUBLISHED]

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Leipzig, 1913. Bound uncut with the original front wrapper in a beautiful private half calf with elegantly gilt spine. With gilt super-ex-libris to inside of front board. Old owner's signature to title-page. A lovely, clean, and fresh copy, complete with the frontispiece (the harbour of New York) and the four pages of advertisements. ¶ The scarce first edition of Kafka's seminal short story "The Stoker", being the only part of what later came to be known as the novel "Amerika" to appear within his lifetime. "Der Heizer" is the second of Kafka's publications, only preceded by "Betrachtung" from 1912 (1913 on the title-page). "Der Heizer" is one of the absolutely scarcest Kafka-titles and appears more seldomly on the market than the few of his other books that appeared within his life-time. <br><br>The story appeared at Kurt Wolff's publishing house, in the series "Der Jüngste Tag". Constituting the first chapter ... Read more

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New York: At the Wild Carrot Letterpress for the Limited Editions Club, [1984]. Unique Inscribed copy of this Limited Edition of 1500 hand-numbered copies signed by the artist, JosĂ© Luis Cuevas. THIS COPY WITH ADDITIONAL INSCRIPTION AND ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING BY THE ARTIST. With etchings on tissue-guarded plates and drawings by JosĂ© Luis Cuevas created specifically for this publication. Large 8vo, hand-cased at the Gray Parrot bindery in quarter gray-brown calf over textured paper-covered boards, the spine lettered in gilt within a blank embossed frame, in the original slipcase. xii, 61, [1]. Internally a pristine copy, the binding also fine but for a light touch of sun and one small abrasion to the calf of the spine, the slipcase still very nice with only minor age evidence. UNIQUE INSCRIBED COPY WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY JOSÉ LUIS CUEVAS. The famous Mexican Surrealist has inscribed this copy “La Vida de un hobre ... with a bold signature and a very large pen and ink drawing filling ... Read more

Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc., Massachusetts, United States
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The Castle.

Kafka, Franz. (Text) Muir, Edwin & Willa. (Trans. )

  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Book condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Knopf.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1930. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First American edition. Fine in price-clipped about fine dust jacket. (Previous owner's bookplate on front end-paper. Couple short edge tears & slim chip at crest of spine with very tiny chip at base. ) A remarkably well preserved copy of an uncommon title. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages .

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1913 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy of this scarce edition published 1913. More common editions were published 1917. This edition is unrestored, in the original publisher's cloth, with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a scarce and collectable title. Trades and offers welcomed.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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The Castle.

Kafka, Franz

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First edition in English of Kafka's classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Translated by Edwin and Willa Muir. With an introduction by Edwin Muir. A superior example, scarce in this condition. The limits of Kafka's messianic vision correspond to the great skepticism with which he regarded the possibility of transcending the human predicament . . . At precisely the point when K. draws closest to his own salvation and to the salvation that he could offer the rest of the world, he is also farthest away from it. At precisely the moment when his spirit is called, K. is asleep" (W. G. Sebald). It is the basis for the 1968 film directed by Rudolf Noelte and starring Maximilian Schell, Cordula Trantow, Trudik Daniel and Helmut Qualtinger and the 1997 film by Austrian director Michael Haneke.

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