Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1929. First German Edition, preceding all others, in the first issue dust jacket. Jacket design by George Salter.
One of the most important works of the Weimar Republic, and one of the great twentieth century European novels. Basis for two film versions: a German feature from 1931, directed by Phil Jutzi, which Doblin worked on the adaptation, and an epic, 14-part German television series, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The two films were released together by the Criterion Collection in 2007.
Very Good plus in a Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Contemporary owner name to the front endpaper. Boards slightly bowed, light toning to the spine, and a few of the spine lettering rubbed and unreadable. Jacket lightly chipped, with light evidence of silverfish damage.