Thomas. Der Erwahlte. (NY): S. Fischer, (1951). First edition, 1/60
numbered copies, signed in ink by Mann at limitation leaf at front.
Quarto, green buckram, blood-red leather spine label, typed mimeographed
text. Covers with light wear at spine ends and corners. A firm
copy, text near fine with hint of aging; bookplate at front blank. Exceedingly
rare true first edition of "The Holy Sinner", issued prior to
publication in Germany in order to secure the U.S. copyright. Of this
true first edition, mimeographed from typewritten text by Wallenberg
& Wallenberg, only two institutional copies have been located.