New York: A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book / Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1970. First American edition. Hardcover. 284pp. Octavo [22 cm] Tan cloth covered boards with a copper stamped title on the spine. Near fine. The edges of the covers are gently bumped. The dust jacket is in very good condition. The edges are lightly chipped and creased, and have a couple of small closed tears. The rear panel is lightly soiled. The front inside flap is slightly yellowed. Item #20982
From the jacket- "Mockingly juggling with lost and found illusions, with the tensions between reformists and revolutionaries, middle age and youth, Grass has created a satirical portrait of social confusions that to his customary exuberance adds a new mastery of subtle control."