New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Second American Edition. Hardcover. Key translation of Mann's novel of obsession, centered around an author suffering from writer's block who visits Venice, and finds himself becoming increasingly infatuated with an adolescent boy. A key translation by H.T. Lowe-Porter, the great popularizer of Mann, following Kenneth Burke's translation in 1925. With an introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. An elusive volume, particularly in dustjacket. Item #4066
First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); black sateen cloth, embossed with decorative borders and titles stamped in violet on spine and front cover; purple topstain; dustjacket; xvi,151,pp. Tiny, vintage booksellers ticket to lower front endpaper, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with some trivial wear to crown and upper corner tips, a few tiny tears, and some very subtle toning to extremities.