Lot 707: Five items: a German hardcover limited edition of Buddenbrooks, Vol. II, published in 1922, numbered 142/150, signed on the colophon in pencil by Thomas Mann; a printed poem entitled 'An die Kunstler (To the Artists),' limited issue of 150 copies, signed and inscribed in red ink by Rudolf Binding to fellow poet Rudolf Alexander Schroder; an ANS in pencil by Rudolf Binding, signed "Rlf. B," in full (translated): "Of course I forgot to say that nightly, every night, I read your poems here. The childhood book has already been 'consumed' with pleasure"; a reproduction on Japanese kozo fiber paper of Binding's handwritten poem 'Schlaf ein, O Mond,' ending, "Easter 1938. Completed for E. J," with a pencil notation on the cover, signed "E. J." (probably Ernst Junger), in full: "With gratitude and greetings from E. J. Kusnacht 1938"; and a four-page photocopy of Binding's handwritten speech, a panegyric in honor of Schroder in 1938. In overall fine condition, with some edgewear and chipping to the book's spine.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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