New York: HBJ, 1973. A Novel. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Boldly signed by Grass on the front flyleaf. Stated first edition, first printing with "BCDE" on copyright page (note: HBJ did not use the "A" from 1973-83; thereafter, they did). Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Grass' autobiographical novel about German politics in the 1960's interlaced with memories of treatment of Jews in Danzig during the Hitler era. Grass won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. 8vo green cloth. Minor foxing to page edges, else mainly a fine copy in a bright, unclipped dust-jacket with only a few very minor nicks. A very nice overall copy.
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