New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First American edition. A lovely copy of the first American edition of Mann's justifiably famous The Magic Mountain in very nearly Fine condition. Slight discoloration to vellum of both spines. Internally unopened throughout, resulting in bright, fresh pages. One of just 200 copies signed by the author.
Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Mann's opus was worked and reworked over a period of 12 years, starting in 1912 and finally seeing publication in 1924. It is a complex work on man, European society and culture, and the seemingly eternal questions; swirled together in an intoxicating blend of realism, allegory and the ironic. Near Fine (Item #4284)