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Stories of Three Decades.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, , 1936. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to spine and front board in brown, rules in green, top edge green. With the typographical dust jacket designed by George Salter. An excellent copy in the jacket with lightly toned spine panel. First edition in English, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Mr Eric Estorick with my best wishes. New York, April '37. Thomas Mann". Estorick (1913–1993) was an American art dealer and sociologist, who studied and taught at New York University, becoming a lecturer in sociology in 1938. He interviewed Mann for his article "Thomas Mann: The Artist as Citizen" ( The Washington Square College Review, Vol. 1, No. 7, 1937), which likely brought him this inscribed copy of Stories of Three Decades. In 1939 Estorick collaborated with Mann's eldest daughter, Erika, on a paper ("Private and Governmental Aid of Refugees"). Estorick moved to London after World War II, where he founded the Estorick Collection of modern Italian painting in north London. The dust jacket, designed by George Salter, was the first design for Mann he had executed under Knopf, and it was the start of a successful partnership between the designer and publisher: "the titles for Knopf set him on course to become the premiere designer of Mann's works in America" (Thomas Hansen, Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter, 2005. p. 33).
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