Secker & Warburg, 1954, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First
notes by Max Brod. Translated by Ernst, Kaiser & Wilkins, Eithne. Blue coloured boards with gilt title to the front panel and backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with black and pale gray big coloured titles to the front panel and red and black coloured titles to the backstrip. These six short stories from Franz Kafka have all been sourced from manuscripts housed at the Schocken Library in Jerusalem. It shows the working of a young writer (the title piece) and other works that show Kafka's fantastic mind. But, perhaps, more important " ... because fundamental to understanding of Kafka, Is the Letter to My Father, printed in full for the first time. Written at the age of 36, can surely be called unique in world literature, a classic example of the complex relationship between artist son and businessman father." From the front panel blurb. Softening and fading, commensurate with dustwrapper lost, to the backstrip edges and bumping to the book corners. There has been sunning to both top and bottom book edges. Browning to the textblock edges. Offset tanning to the endpapers and light age toning of the internal text. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. There are small tears and creasing to the other dustwrapper edges. Sunning to the backstrip and the dustwrapper panel show stains and rubs. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. The rear fold over panel shows the crease, the full-length, of the panel. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), seven-or hundred and 46, (2) pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0112758.