New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1962. First American edition. Hardcover. 253pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Green cloth with silver stamped title on backstrip. Very good. The extremities are subtly age-toned, and the cloth at the head of the spine is just a little bit frayed. Minor spine lean. The top edge of the text block is dusty, and there is a small scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with browned and very lightly soiled panels. The spine is heavily darkened. There are two losses from the top edge of the rear panel. One of the losses is very small, and the other loss is thin, however it measures just under 1 and 1/2 inches deep. There is a short closed tear in the top edge as well. The edges are also a little bit chipped. Not price-clipped. Item #31607
Translated by Magnus Magnusson. Halldor Laxness won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.