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Arendt, Hannah.
Collection of six landmark publications by one of the most eminent philosopher's of the 20th century. Already arrested by the Gestapo, upon her release in 1933, Hannah Arendt fled Nazi-Germany and wrote, among others, these following books which we offer as a unique collection. While the books in this collection are from different sources, it is important to mention that the first edition of "The Human Condition", which is included here, is an astonishing association copy and was the personal copy of Hannah Arendt's friend Alfred Kazin, with his ownership penciled onto the front free endpaper, a compliment's card from Hannah Arendt laid in and some significant markings in pencil by Kazin within the text, highlighting his interest in certain statements by his friend Hannah. The collection includes in order of publication: 1. Hannah Arendt - The Origins of Totalitarianism - (First Edition, New York, 1951) / 2. Hanna Arendt - Rahel Varnhagen - The Life of a Jewess (First Edition, London,
New York, London, Chicago, Harcourt, Brace & Company / Viking / Leo Baeck Institute / University of Chicago Press, 1951-1970. Octavo. Collation: IX, 477, XIV, 222, VI, 332, 246, 275, 312, 106 pages. All editions are in original Hardcover and with the exception of the first edition of "The Origins of Toitalitarianism" are in their original dustjackets in protective Mylar. All Volumes in excellent, very good+ or even near fine condition with only minor signs of external wear. Minor stain to lower edge and binding of the first edition of "Eichmann in Jerusamelm". "Niemand hat das Recht zu gehorchen" (Hannah Arendt) [Loosely inserted in the Volume of "Rahel Varnhagen - The Life of a Jewess", is a newspaper-clipping of an original obituary, written by british political theorist, Professor Sir Bernard Crick. He writes about Arendt: Hannah Arendt, whose death was noted briefly on December 6, will be recognized as perhaps the most original and important political philosopher of our times. She has had little impact in this country, however: no British distinctions are to be found among her long list of visiting professorships, honorary degrees, awards and prizes. Superficially the importance that she attached to the explication of key concepts is similar to that of our Oxford analytical school [.]. A pupil of Karl Jaspers who then fled to Palestine in 1933 before going to America in 1941, she showed in her ethics a subtle blending of the classical humanist tradition and of modern existentialism. In the "Origins of Totalitarianism" (1951), Dr.Arendt explored the significance of three … [Click Below for Full Description]
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