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ZWEIG, Arnold.

The Case of Sergeant Grischa.

Published: New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929

Stock code: 91828

Price: £125

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First US edition, fourth printing. A satirical war novel, first published in Potsdam in 1927. Lion Feuchtwanger described Grischa as “a memorable figure, for he is the hero of the first great German war novel – indeed, the first great novel yet written anywhere about the War.” Zweig served in a German Labour Corps in Northern France, Serbia and Macedonia, spending over a year at Verdun, before transferring to the Eastern HQ.

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in black, top edge brown. With the dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece. Small tear to head of spine, contents toned. A good copy in the chipped jacket that has a closed tear from foot of spine to one-third of the way up.

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