"The Tin Drum Will Become One Of The Enduring Literary Works Of The Twentieth Century": First Edition Of The Tin Drum; Inscribed By The Author To Poet Robert Lowell
New York: Pantheon, 1962.
First American edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s first book. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear to the spine. Association copy, inscribed by the author to poet Robert Lowell in a German inscription, translated into English, which reads: “To Robert Lowell, in admiration and in the hope to have the pleasure of meeting you soon in Berlin. Gunter Grass Berlin, Nov 3, 1966.” Association copies of this caliber are rare, especially on what is considered his masterpiece. From the estate of Elizabeth Hardwick, novelist and wife of Robert Lowell. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
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