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Remarque, Erich Maria; Lindley, Denver [translator]
THE BLACK OBELISK [SIGNED]
New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1957. First American Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 434 pages; G+/none; bound in publisher's red cloth, black and silver titling and a black obelisk to spine; book bound upside down, with the text-block reversed from the spine; small black ink spot to front board, small ink splatter to text block; Signed and dated by Remarque on the title page; scarce signed; shelved case 2. Originally published in Germany as 'Der schwarze Obelisk', the novel takes place in the early 1920s. It is the source of the often mis-attributed line "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic" (Aber das ist wohl so, weil ein einzelner immer der Tod ist - und zwei Millionen immer nur eine Statistik.);. 1335801. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.[Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Second Story Books [United States]
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