Berlin: S. Fischer, 1927. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine / About Fine. Item #08173
Original pale blue cloth, decorated in gilt and black, original beige dust jacket, printed in black. The Tractat is bound in, with yellow printed wrappers, and separately paginated. 12mo, 10-64[33 pages, the Tractat]65-289. Second issue dust jacket with 16. bis 25. Auflage on front panel of dust jacket. Minor expert restoration to jacket. Four copies show in the auction record, only 2 of those with dust jackets; the present copy is the finest copy we have seen. Mostly autobiographical, Der Steppenwolf is Mr. Hesse's best-known work. A blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of modern literature's most prosaic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation, through epiphany. Mr. Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1946.