Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1929. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book with some faint writing on the spine and minor soiling to the cloth, otherwise in excellent shape. In a Very Good + dust jacket, priced at $2.50, with several small tears at the edges of the panels and minor wear at the spine ends and corners. Small dampstain to the front panel. Despite the defects, an attractive copy.
Originally published in Germany in 1928, the book became an international best-seller with over 2.5 million copies worldwide within the first year and a half of publication. It gives a German soldier's perspective on the first world war and then the alienation felt after returning to a civilian lifestyle. Adapted to the screen by Lewis Milestone in 1930 winning academy awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #2439)