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Kursbuch 119. Verteidigung des Körpers [SIGNED BY ENZENSBERGER]

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Published by Rowohlt, Berlin, 1995
Condition: vg Soft cover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Signed HMEnzensgerger on inside front cover. 186 (6)pp. Original illustrated wrappers with red and black lettering on cover and spine. Illustrated inside covers. Collection of essays treating the human body, beauty, sexuality, spirituality, movement studies, school medicine and other topics by Gundolf S. Freyermuth, Christian Grefe, Ursula März, among others. Illustrated with some b/w in-text visuals and six pages of publisher's advertisements. Hans Magnus Enzensberger was the founder of the famous cultural studies periodical Kursbuch. Text in German. Wrappers with light wear along edges and rubbed. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. It is signed by H. M. Enzensberger on the inside cover and this signature warrents a short trip down memory lane: I don't remember which year it was, well, I really don't. Hans Magnus Enzensberger during an appearance in Los Angeles at the Goethe Institute. I was offering about a dozen of his titles and couldn't help but notice: Hans Magnus stayed next to my display of his books all evening; away from the buzz crowd around the buffet in the gallery of the Goethe Institute. I was selling quite some books that evening and always remembered and appreciated his unexpected gesture. Cees Nooteboom and I were shooting the breeze next to busy Magnus fielding questions and signing books. I am not sure why Cees and I found pleasure in asking Magnus to sign the #119 Kursbuch on the body of the nude on the cover. So far I haven't figured out who the female nude on the cover is, no credit in the Kursbuch itself, however, at that moment Cees and I thought it to be interesting to see how Magnus would react to my request to sign the copy of the Kursbuch 119 across the nude body, with a smirk on our faces, of course. Well, Hans Magnus found my request a little over the top and, with a quick reference to him not being envolved in the Kursbuch anymore, proceeded though and signed on the inside cover. Bookseller Inventory # 36981

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Title: Kursbuch 119. Verteidigung des Körpers [...

Publisher: Rowohlt, Berlin

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:vg

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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