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GRASS, Günter.

The Tin Drum.

Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim.

Published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1962

Stock code: 84286

Price: £1,500

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First English edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to the Scottish writer and literary agent Giles Gordon on the front free endpaper, “For Giles Gordon, Günter Grass, London 10.10.62” and with Gordon’s bookplate on the front pastedown. The American translator Manheim’s 1961 translation of Die Blechtrommel was elected to fourth place among outstanding translations of the last half century by the Translators Association of the Society of Authors on the occasion of their 50th anniversary in 2008.

Octavo. Original grey boards, titles and drum design to spine in gilt and red, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. Faint spot to upper board, spine very slightly rolled. An excellent copy in the rubbed, dulled, and toned jacket with some small nicks and tanned spine panel.

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