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KAFKA, Franz.

KAFKA, Franz.

Rare Books by Franz Kafka, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The Metamorphosis, The Trial, and The Castle. 

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Though unknown during his lifetime, works such as Die Verwandlung” (“The Metamorphosis”), Der Process (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle), have ensured his enduring, posthumous fame.

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  1. 131994
    First separate edition of Kafka's The Judgement, originally published in Max Brod's periodical "Arkadia. Ein Jahrbuch für Dichtkunst", in 1913. Written in a single night in 1912, this was one of Kafka's personal favourites. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 131994

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  2. 131969
    First edition of this collection, including not only the title story and Ein Brudermord, but also Auf der Galerie, Vor dem Gesetz, Eine kaiserliche Botschaft, Ein Bericht für eine Akademie and eight other stories. Ein Landarzt had first appeared in the periodical Die Neue Dichtung. Ein Almanach, the previous year, and is... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 131969

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  3. 129354
    First edition, first printing, of Kafka's incomplete first novel, written between 1911 and 1914 and published posthumously three years after the author's death. The first chapter had been published in 1913 under the title The Stoker, but Kafka abandoned the novel shortly thereafter. It was translated into English in 1938.... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 129354

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  4. 83324
    First edition in English, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 83324

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  5. The Trial.
    First US edition in English, first printing, originally published in German in 1925 as Der Process; uncommon in the dust jacket, designed by the German-born American artist George Salter, whose book jacket highpoints include Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (1957). The translation... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 106307

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  6. 40708
    First UK Edition. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 40708

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