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JÜNGER, Ernest.

The Storm of Steel.

From the Diary of a German Storm-Troop Officer on the Western Front. With an Introduction by R. H. Mottram.

Published: London: Chatto & Windus, 1929

Stock code: 68834

Price: £2,250

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First UK edition, first impression of one of the earliest and most unrestrained accounts to be published of the Western Front during the First World War. Originally privately printed in Germany in 1920, this translation is based on the first German trade edition of 1924. “[T]he philosophy of the soldier under fire … written with extraordinary zest and power … a wonderful story of fortitude and courage, and above all of that sense of duty which alone can carry a man on when all the other martial instincts have been dulled or destroyed by the strain of a war such as the last” (Falls). One of the most influential novels of the Great War. An attractive copy and rare in the dust jacket.

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and a little faded. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and dulled jacket.

Bibliography: Falls p. 209 **

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