West Stockbridge, Massachusetts: Thornwillow Press, 1990. Limited Edition, #402/500. Octavo, 39 pages; bound in Moroccan burgundy goatskin, plain paneled spine; lacking slipcase; #402/500, signed by Pontifell on the limitation page; Inscribed by Helmut Kohl to John Weitz on ffep; stamp from the GHI-John Weitz collection on the ffep; text in German and English; KUS consignment; shelved case 9.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
Contains Kohl's 1990 commencement address at Harvard University.;
Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (1930-2017) was a German statesman who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany 1982–1990 and of the reunited Germany 1990–1998) and as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998. From 1969 to 1976, Kohl was minister president of the state Rhineland-Palatinate. Kohl chaired the Group of Seven in 1985 and 1992. In 1998 he became honorary chairman of the CDU, resigning from the position in 2000.;
From 1970 to the 1990s, Weitz wrote both fiction and historical non-fiction, much centered on Nazi-era Germany. While his early novels were semi-autobiographical, including focuses on style, the fashion business, and his experiences in Germany, his latter non-fiction books were serious biographies of Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of Third Reich, and Hjalmar Schacht, President of the Reichsbank and Minister of Economics. [wikipedia]