“YOU DRAW CLOSER TO TRUTH BY SHUTTING YOURSELF OFF FROM MANKIND”: FIRST EDITION OF AUTO-DA-FE; SIGNED BY ELIAS CANETTI
London: Jonathan Cape, 1946.
First edition in English of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Elias Canetti on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light shelfwear. Translated by from the German by C. V. Wedgwood. Rare and desirable signed.
“IT IS ONLY IN A CROWD THAT MAN CAN BECOME FREE OF THIS FEAR OF BEING TOUCHED”: First Edition of The Nobel Prize-Winning Authors Ground Breaking Work Crowds and Power; Signed by Elias Canetti
London: Victor Gollancz, 1962.
First edition in English of Canetti’s masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “From Elias Canetti.” An excellent example in a very good dust jacket which shows some modest rubbing to the extremities. Translated from the German into English by Carol Stewart. Elias Canetti was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in literature on the basis of this work.