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KAFKA, Franz.

The Trial.

Published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937

Stock code: 106307

Price: £1,250

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First US edition in English, first printing, originally published in German in 1925 as Der Process; uncommon in the dust jacket, designed by the German-born American artist George Salter, whose book jacket highpoints include Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) and Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (1957). The translation is by Edwin and Willa Muir and was first published by Gollancz in 1937.

Octavo. Original pale reddish-brown cloth, spine lettered in grey and black, wraparound illustration on spine and front cover in grey and black, top edge grey. With the dust jacket. Title page vignette and chapter headings by George Salter. Jacket evenly toned, peripheral nicks, chips and creasing (a few tears with slight loss), spine rolled. A very good copy.

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