Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Darmstadt: Luchterhand, 1979.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Günter Grass
A nice first edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition in Near Fine dustjacket, both showing evidence of a water stain at bottom of front board and inside of dust-jacket. Slight foxing to page edges. Beautifully bound in bright red black-stamped cloth.
The year is 1647, just at the end of the Thirty Years' War. The pilgrimage town of Telgte, Germany is the destination for poets from all parts of the country. They hope to strengthen the one thing that is holding their divided nation together…its language and literature. The character Gelnhausen is a transparent counterpart of Grass himself.
In the original German; Etching.