New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944. First American Edition. Cloth. Thick 8vo, black cloth with gold Germanic lettering on spine and blind-stamped title on front cover, archival mylar-protected black and white lettered pictorial dust jacket (unclipped: "$5.00 net") with floral motives, 608 pages +  Advertisements for Knopf Titles.+  Author's Note. Weight: 1 lb. 7 oz. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #8970
Thomas Mann (1875 – 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
Joseph the Provider [German: Joseph, Der Ernährer] is the concluding 4th volume of Mann's famous tetralogy Joseph And His Brothers about biblical Joseph, the immigrant Israelite who became vizier to Pharaoh, and provided food to Egyptians and Israelites during famine.
Near Fine overall condition: tight copy. Moderate wear and chipping to edges of the unclipped dust jacket with light soil to its rear panel. Previous owner's striking Rockwell Kentish bookplate with runner-above-running deer on front free endpaper.