Collection of six landmark publications by one of the most eminent philosopher’s of the 20th century. Already arrested by the Gestapo, upon her release in 1933, Hannah Arendt fled Nazi-Germany and wrote, among others, these following books which we offer as a unique collection. While the books in this collection are from different sources, it is important to mention that the first edition of “The Human Condition”, which is included here, is an astonishing association copy and was the personal copy of Hannah Arendt’s friend Alfred Kazin, with his ownership penciled onto the front free endpaper, a compliment’s card from Hannah Arendt laid in and some significant markings in pencil by Kazin within the text, highlighting his interest in certain statements by his friend Hannah. The collection includes in order of publication: 1. Hannah Arendt – The Origins of Totalitarianism – (First Edition, New York, 1951) / 2. Hanna Arendt – Rahel Varnhagen – The Life of a Jewess (First Edition, London, 1957) – [Publications of the Leo Baeck Institute of Jews from Germany] / 3. Hannah Arendt – The Human Condition (First Edition, Chicago, 1958) – Alfred Kazin’s personal copy with his name signed in full to the titlepage and a compliment’s card from the author Hannah Arendt, loosely inserted / 4. Hannah Arendt – Between Past and Future – Six Exercises in Political Thought (First Edition of a collection of essays in bookform, New York, 1961) – Name of preowner on endpaper / 5. Hannah Arendt – Eichmann in Jerusalem – A Report on the Banality of Evil (First Edition, New York, 1963) – Name of preowner on endpaper / 6. Revised and Enlarged Edition of Hannah Arendt’s – Eichmann in Jerusalem – A Report on the Banality of Evil (Second, enlarged and revised Edition, New York, 1964) – Name of preowner on endpaper / 7. Hannah Arendt – On Violence (First Edition, New York, 1969/1970) – Name of preowner on endpaper //
New York, London, Chicago, Harcourt, Brace & Company / Viking / Leo Baeck Institute / University of Chicago Press, 1951-1970. Octavo. Collation: IX, 477, XIV, 222, VI, 332, 246, 275, 312, 106 pages. All editions are in original Hardcover and with the exception of the first edition of “The Origins of Toitalitarianism” are in their original dustjackets in protective Mylar. All Volumes in excellent, very good+ or even near fine condition with only minor signs of external wear. Minor stain to lower edge and binding of the first edition of “Eichmann in Jerusalem”. The collection also includes an important special issue on Hannah Arendt, the critical publication “Text + Kritik Volume 166/167” with Anecdotes of contemporaries, Letters / Postcards to Walter Benjamin etc.