Alfred A. Knopf, 1935, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
Red coloured cloth covered board with black coloured illustration to the front board and black coloured titles and illustration to the backstrip. Dark blue coloured tint to the top textbook edge. Plain text dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. A novel told in the voice of a Jewish folk singer about the unspeakable sufferings of the Russian Jews "... of pogroms depriving them of their homes, of persecution in the lands to bricks they flee; of punishment without crime and poverty without prospects; and worst, most suffocating of all, the everlasting sensation, in Russia and Romania, Egypt and France, of being spied upon, of being discriminated against of being hounded." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Translated from the French by Desmond Flower. Softening and browning of the text edges with rubbing of the top book edges and lower book edges. Browning of the textbook edges and lighter browning of the pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Small piece missing from the top edge of the front panel and some tears to the other edges. Fading to the backstrip with sunning of the rear panel and an abrasion mark to the same panel. First English Translation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , 297,  pages.. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Deckled Front Edge (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Judaica; Inventory No: 0118556.