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The Diary Of A Young Girl

First American Edition | First Printing



First edition, first printing of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, in the first state dust jacket.

Small octavo, 285pp. Black cloth, title in silver on spine. Top edge dyed red. Illustrated endpapers. With “First Edition” statement on copyright page, indicating a first printing. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $3.00 retail price on front flap, usual sunning to spine, a touch of chipping to spine and corners. An exceptional copy.

Het Achterhuis, or The Secret Annex, was first mentioned publicly in an article in Amsterdam in 1946, written by Jan Romein. The diaries were in the hands of Otto Frank, Anne’s father, who was interested in finding a publisher. The newspaper article piqued the interest of Amsterdam’s Contact Publishing, who produced a first edition of 3,036 copies on June 25th, 1947. A second printing of the diaries was published in December of 1947. (Books of the Century, 180, 183) (Anne Frank House)

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Location Published

Garden City


Doubleday & Company, Inc.


First American Edition, First Printing

Date Published






Jacket Condition

Very Good


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