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ASCH, Sholem.

The Calf of Paper.

Published: London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1936

Stock code: 106557

Price: £225

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First UK edition, the publisher’s retained copy with their ink-stamp to the front pastedown and to the front panel of the dust jacket. Originally written in Yiddish as Baym Opgrunt and published in German as Der Krieg Geht Weiter (Amsterdam, 1936), Asch’s account of the rise of fascism in post-war Germany was translated into English by Edwin and Willa Muir, best remembered for their translations of Kafka, their title here alluding to the hyperinflation of the Weimar years (the American edition, published the same year, translated the title literally as The War Goes On). Scarce in the dust jacket.

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Light mottling to spine and rear boards, edges and prelims foxed. A very good copy in the spine-sunned dust jacket with a small closed tear to fore edge of front panel.

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